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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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 !!!

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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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      London: Curpotten Limited for Fine Sporting Interests Limited , 1979. Limited edition, and one of only 500 numbered copies signed by the author. Foreward by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. 64 monochrome sketches printed by offset lithography on Abbey Mills Book White; 32 very fine colour reproductions of paintings printed by offset lithography in up to 8 colours, and with colour photographic frontispiece plate of Mr. Rickman. Folio, beautifully bound by Morrell in three-quarter crushed dark green oasis leather, gilt decorations to the upper cover, spine with raised bands, titling in gilt, and with gilt tooled silhouettes of birds, marbled end-leaves, all edges gilt. Publisher&#146;s original green cloth covered slip case with gilt facsimile autograph signature to the upper cover. Unpaginated. A fine copy, as pristine and unused, some light mellowing to the spine of the book and slipcase edges. A SUPERB WORK IN LIMITED, SPECIALLY BOUND FIRST EDITION FORMAT. A stunning collection of bird paintings by Philip Rickman, bound beautifully and with the original slip case. A fine copy of this collection of work, scare to find in original form. It has here been reproduced through large scale color lithography. Rickman&#146;s renderings are quite exquisitely accomplished. An excellent bird-man and unusually gifted ornithological artist, his subjects range from the Caribbean Flamingo to Kingfishers, Geese, Ducks, Partridges, Teals, Pheasants, Woodcocks and a host of other birds. The tipped on illustrations are produced on very heavy polished stock and are accompanied by sketches and well written studies of the bird depucted.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Ich Liebe Dich

      Rostock: VEB Hinstorff Verlag, (1979). Near fine in a very good jacket, with several small edge tears. Uncommon book, printed and distributed to East German standards.. First Edition. Quarto. Gripping collection of black and white images by East German photographer Dirk Alvermann, best-known for his war book, L&#39;Algerie, published in 1960, and now reprinted in Martin Parr&#39;s Protest Boox published bt Steidl.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Psaumes de David. Eaux-fortes originales de Marc Chagall

      CHAGALL, Marc. Psaumes de David. Gerald Cramer, Geneva, 1979.4to, bound in parchment-cover cardboard with gold printing on the front and spine, with matching slipcase.  Limited Edition 175 copies, of which our copy is N 114 of 160 exemplars on Arches wove.Signed in pencil by Chagall on the justification page. Illustrated with 30 etchings, hors-text, by Chagall.Cover and slipcase, slightly worn. Inside the book is in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        White Mountain Center for the Arts.

      1979. Distributed graphics by Dow and Frosini. 1979 - Hand silkscreen print. 32-1/4 x 18 inches. Edition of 100. Signed in ink.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Views in the Seven Ionian Islands,

      Oldham, Hugh Broadbent,, 1979. Drawn from Nature, & on Stone. London, December 1st, 1863. Folio. Bound in recent half green morocco, green cloth boards, gilt lettered spine. Hand coloured vignette title page and 20 hand coloured full page plates. A fine copy. Limited to 1,000 copies. This is the reprint of the 1863 edition, it includes 9 views of Corfu and 11 of the other Ionian Islands.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Random House, 1979 First USA Edition. Fine book, with clean boards and pages and no remainder mark. The unclipped DJ is close to Fine, with some staining to the inside bottom spine and back flap, and two vertical creases to the back dj flap. Even with these minor defects, a beautiful copy of this early book from McCarthy, considered by many to be his best.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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        Mining My Antonia

      Portland, OR: Triangular Press, 2012. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. Number 10 of 30 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. A fascinating and complex artist book from the highly regarded Barbara Tetenbaum. Barbara has created and printed books under the name Triangular Press since 1979. Her books can be found in public and private collections in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. In her book A Close Read: The Cather Projects, Barbara writes about how the book, along with two art installations, came about. She writes: "In the summer of 2010 I spent a month in the gallery at Reed College...listening to a recording of Willa Catherh&#39;s 1918 novel, My Antonia. I wanted to put myself in the position of a first-time reader and respond to the story however it moved me....I became amazed at the pure gorgeousness of Cather&#39;s writing - in particular her descriptions of the landscape and the sky. I surrendered myself to her words, retyping sentences and paragraphs onto many scraps of paper and pinning them to the walls...or suspending tem from fishing line for viewers to bump into. On the floor...I mapped out the novel using colored drafting and elecctrical tapes, assigning color or tape width to each character....the room was a kind of exploded view of the novel." The resulting book is a portfolio containing a soft, cloth-covered book held witing a hinged wooden frame. Housed behind the frame is a suite of five copperplate etchings made as automatic drawings in response to Cather&#39;s text. The book includes excerts from My Antonia and a large pullout print that maps the interior landscape of the novel. It is bound in patterned fabric and letterpress printed on Zerkall papers. In fine condition. Unpaginated. ARTISTSBOOKS/051413.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        ABBEY&#39;S ROAD. Signed

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979 First Edition Signed by Edward Abbey on the front free endpaper. A fine copy in 1/4 white cloth over green paper covered boards, green titles to the spine in a fine pictorial dustwrapper. 8vo. 198 pp. Classic Abbey. "Edward Abbey is the Thoreau of the American West." Larry McMurtry, The Washington Post. Stunning Copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        ABBEY&#39;S ROAD

      New York:: E. P.Dutton,, 1979. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY EDWARD ABBEY. A Near Fine hardback Stated First Edition First Printing in a Near Fine Dust Jacket with mild soil, short closed tears. 8vo. xxiv, 198 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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      London: The Whittington Press & William Heinemann, 1979. Limited Edition, numbered XIII of XXV from a larger limitation of 200. Full Leather. Near Fine binding. Sally Scott. Signed by Sally Scott and Grant on the colophon. Folio. Bound as issued in full beige Niger by Weatherby Woolnough--those from the larger limitation were quarter bound; a lovely production with a bold vignetted blocked in blind on the upper cover; housed in a publisher issued marbled paper covered slipcase; digital images can be made available upon request. Near Fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Scientology Group Auditor&#39;s Handbook, Volume Two

      Church of Scientology of California, 1979. Deluxe Limited Edition, copyright page states second edition, but this is the first printing of the first limited edition, 1 of 5 copies. Signed by L. Ron Hubbard on the title page. Contains 20 sessions; plus, remedies, auditor and scientologist codes, about the author, and a short bibliography, with Church and Mission listings in back. Full dark brown leather, spine lettered in gilt, attached yellow ribbon bookmark, all edges stained silver, xviii, [2], 108 + [8] pp., gilt-stamped leather slipcase, housed in a folding wooden box display, front opens with metal chain and two etched metal plates, one with title, other stating: "L. Ron Hubbard, Special Collectors Autograph Edition, purple velvet interior traycase. Mild wear to tray case, else book, slipcase, and traycase in fine condition. Very rare Scientology item, offered for the 1st time on market in over twenty-five years! Authenticity guaranteed.. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Hedge School

      Janus Press, Newark, Vermont, USA: Charles Seluzicki, Salem, Oregon, 1979 In brown card covers with name and title tooled in, no title to spine, couple of tiny bumpes. Internally, NO inscriptions, brown endpapers, description, dedication, 15pp, 7 illustrations by Van Vliet, 10 sonnets. Colophon states an edition limited to 285 copies. Signed by both Heaney and Van Vliet. Superb copy!

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Tongue Set Free [Signed, Unterzeichnet] Rememberance of a European Childhood

      New York: The Seabury Press, 1979. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first American Edition, first printing (small inward turn to board corners, spine ends pushed, light shelf wear, foxing to closed page block edges - mostly to the top edge), in a Very Good spine-faded (as usual) dust jacket (tiny touches of wear, and some surface undulation at the upper and lower panel edges, as we have seen on other copies -- a better dust jacket spine than we usually see on this title), SIGNED (UNTERZEICHNET) BY ELIAS CANETTI on the half-title. Canetti was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Literature "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power". Signed copies of Canetti&#39;s books in any language are uncommon, signed copies of any English translation of his work are scarce, and signed copies of this uncommon book in English translation are scarce indeed. A Very Good copy, SIGNED (UNTERZEICHNET) BY ELIAS CANETTI.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        A Time to Heal : the Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford

      Harper & Row, Publishers, And Reader&#39;s Digest Association, Inc, 1979. Limited Edition. Description: 454 p. , [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Limited edition: No. 237 of only 250 copies, signed. Subjects: Ford, Gerald R. 1913-2006. Presidents - United States - Biography A fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Complete with a fine stiff-card slipcase. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. SIGNED by the author

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        A Time to Heal

      Harper & Row Publishers, 1979. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Harper & Row Publishers, New York 1979. First Edition / First Printing. States First Edition and has the full numberline with 1 present on the copyright page. Signed and Inscribed by Gerald Ford on the front endpaper in black ink, ""To my very dear friend, Jack Westland, in appreciation of your many kindnesses and loyal support before, during and after my years in the White House. Congratulations on a great career in the political arena and in golf. You are &#39;super.&#39; Warmest best wishes. - Gerald R. Ford. 1/25/81."" Comes with a GAI Certificate of Authenticity. Alfred John (Jack) Westland was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1953 to 1965. He represented the Second Congressional District of Washington as a Republican. Westland was re-elected five times. Rare Association Copy to Gerald Ford&#39;s ""dear friend"" and former Congressman, Jack Westland. Book Condition: Very Good, clean boards and spine, gold lettering at the spine and front board, book is tight and square, front board has a very mild warp, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine, lightly read, photos throughout. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $12.95 at the front flap, light shelf wear at the jacket spine, a few minor spots on the jacket.

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      (WARHOL, ANDY). Warhol, Andy & Bob Colacello. ANDY WARHOL&#39;S EXPOSURES - A SPECTACULAR SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY WITH A SIGNED FAMOUS AMOS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DRAWING. Signed Association Copy with a Drawing. New York: Andy Warhol Books / Grosset & Dunlap, 1979. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Near Fine. 256pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Jacket designed by Andy Warhol. "Andy Warhol&#39;s Exposures" is the late, great Pop Artist&#39;s massive survey of candid photographs of the crème de la crème of New York&#39;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 dust jacket. It additionally bears the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "To ... love Andy Warhol" with a SIGNED DRAWING OF A FAMOUS AMOS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE in black marker on the half title page. The artist held a much-publicized book signing for "Exposures" in Los Angeles at his friend Wally "Famous" Amos&#39; emporium (Amos &#39;n&#39; Andy - get it?) on the Sunset Strip, which is where this was signed - hence the drawing&#39;s cookie imagery. Laid in is the original owner&#39;s single photographic proof sheet from the event that includes images of Warhol, Amos, Peter Beard, and others. 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: 022169&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Descriptive List of the State Papers Portugal, 1661-1780 in the Public Record Office London

      Lisbon: Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa, 1979. 3 vols. Please enquire for shipping rates. Pages have not been slit open. Cardboard. Very Good/No Jacket. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Gapura Consultants Pte. Ltd.]
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        KILL DEVIL HILL: Discovering the Secret of the Wright Brothers

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1979 1st printing, 1979. First edition. SIGNED BY NEIL ARMSTRONG, HARRY COMBS, AND FOUR MEMBERS OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY. This book is boldly signed in ink on the front free endpaper by author Harry Combs, Ivonette Wright Miller and husband Harold S. Miller, Horace Wright and wife Susan B. Wright, and Neil Armstrong. Combs is a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Ivonette Wright Miller and Horace Wright were brother and sister; they were nephews of Orville and Wilbur Wright via Lorin Wright. Harold Miller was the executor of Orville&#39;s estate. Ivonette and Harold were the public face of the Wright Family; Horace and Susan&#39;s autographs are more unusual. This book was ostensibly signed by all parties at an event held in Dayton Ohio when the book was published. Neil Armstrong wrote the book&#39;s foreword and has signed his name in blue ink on the lower third of the ffep. This is a clear autograph made well before his 1994 decision to cease signing autographs. The book is in very good condition with a like dustjacket. There is a small address label of the former owner at the top of the ffep above Combs&#39; signature. The book is very slightly cocked from previous readings and the jacket has mild edgewear in the form of stress marks and flaking (no chips or tears). The authenticity of the autographs is guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA]
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      Gallimard 1979 - - Gallimard, Paris _1979, 14x20,5cm, broché. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Roger Munier. Nous joignons l'adresse manuscrite du dédicataire rédigée par E.M. Cioran sur un morceau du colis postal contenant l'ouvrage qu'il lui adressa. 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 : 920 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Blind Date with etchings and embossed prints designed by John Furnival and text by Thomas Meyer

      [London]: Circle Press Publications. 1979. One of 300 copies, all on Somerset rag-made paper, each copy signed in pencil on the colophon page by the artist, John Furnival, who has paraphed and numbered each of the 11 etchings in pencil. Page size: 11-1/2 inches x 12-1/4 inches; 50pp; + 11 etchings; title page and colophon. Bound: loose in original wrappers, with title in black on front wrapper, publisher&#39;s gray sleeve with author and artist and title in black and publisher&#39;s black slipcase with maze design by John Furnival blind embossed on front panel, executed by The Dorset Bookbinding Company, fine. Printed by Ron King, Walter Taylor, and John Coleman at the Circle Press in hand-set, 24 point Bodoni. The 11 etchings were editioned by Jack Shirreff and Michael Ward. Of the 11 etchings, 10 are black and white, surrounded by blind-embossed maze designs and the 11th is an extra watercolored etching. In this copy the 11th etching is titled, "Omphale goes out walking" and is colored in blues and pinks and depicts a characteristically Minoan woman carrying an umbrella to shade her from the sun.& In this retelling of the slaying of the Minotaur by Theseus. The Minotaur&#39;s maze is a different one in each etching - and the reader / viewer is hopelessly drawn to the center of each etching. Theseus and Ariadne leave Crete together for Athens: the final etching is a trireme sailing north in the morning sun surrounded by diving dolphins. In this the myth, there is no mention of Naxos! <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        The secrets of Stradivari, With the catalogue of the Stradivarian relics contained in the Civic Museum Ala Ponzone of Cremona

      Libreria del Convegno 1979. Bound in cloth, with dusjacket in fine condition, XVIII 284pp. illustrated b/w. book in fine condition ! Antonio Stradivari (1644 - 18 December 1737) was an Italian luthier and a crafter of string instruments such as violins, cellos, guitars, violas, and harps. Stradivari is generally considered the most significant and greatest artisan in this field. The Latinized form of his surname, Stradivarius, as well as the colloquial, "Strad", is often used to refer to his instruments. It is estimated that he made 1,000 to 1,100[1][2] instruments and that around 650 of these instruments survive including 450 to 512 violins. Translation of I segreti di Stradivari. Translated from theItalian by Andrew Dipper and Cristina Rivaroli, edited by Andrew Dipper.

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        A Lost Night - Typed Manuscript for Short Story

      No Place Listed: Not Published A short story or vignette, 8 pages, typed one side; with some minor corrections in ink (spelling, commas); a woman in Paris, waiting futilely for her lover, relates how in a fury of retaliation she goes to Le Ciel d&#39;Or, a club in Montmartre and spends the night partying and going to bed with a chance companion there - "...Opposite me, in a corner, was a young Jew, well-dressed, not repulsive, and alone. I went over to him...; an interesting, well-composed short piece, revealing much of the authors&#39; thinking on relationships, sexualilty and emotional involvements; typed on plain white paper, of good quality though much darkened and with some soiling, an old staple at top left corner has left rusting residue; and an old fold line from being laid-in to the Anne Chisholm biography "Nancy Cunard" (1979 London Sidgwick & Jackson) which is here also; we have not been able to find this work under this title, or been able to find the piece otherwise listed; both in very good condition.. First Edition. Not Bound. Good.

      [Bookseller: Certain Books, ABAA]
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        Innocent Erendira & Other Stories

      Jonathan Cape, 1979. First British edition. Signed and inscribed twice by Marquez, in 1992 and 1993. First inscription reads: "For Ted, Gabriel 92"; second inscription reads: "Another Time? &#39;93". The book is in fine condition; and in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of tanning to spine, and light edge wear.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        The Book of Tea, by Kakuzo Okakura, with Introduction and Notes by Hiroshi Muraoka

      Tokyo : Kenkyusha, 1979. 1st Edition. Description: v, 117p ; 19cm. Subjects: Japanese tea ceremony. Japan - Social life and customs. Very good copy in the original title-printed, stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled and nicked. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. A rare copy.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      (MISRACH, RICHARD). Misrach, Richard. RICHARD MISRACH - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. San Francisco: Grapestake Gallery, 1979. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine. np (112pp), 54 color illustrations + cover. Published in conjunction with a 1978 exhibition held at San Francisco&#39;s Grapestake Gallery, Richard Misrach&#39;s eponymously titled second book features fifty-five beautifully reproduced images from his haunting "Night Desert Photographs" series. A spectacular, glossy white copy (cited on page 32 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger&#39;s "The Photobook: A History Volume II" and page 51 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter") BOLDLY SIGNED by the photographer in black ink on the front free endpaper. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. LC 78-71568 Inventory Number: 019740&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        To Be Or Not To Bop: Memoirs - Dizzy Gillespie [SIGNED]

      New York: Doubleday, 1979. SIGNED, dated, and warmly inscribed at the front pastedown, "To My Man Dave, Through All The years - Solid!, Dizzy Gillespie &#39;87", from the collection of Dave Caplan, well known Toronto jazz booking agent and long-time friend of the great trumpeter. Quarter bound in blue cloth over red paper boards, slight wear and fading to spine panel, spine ends slightly compressed, otherwise a strong near fine, tightly bound, pages are clean, unmarked. A very bright, clean example of the dust jacket without the usual sun fading, price clipped, lightly rubbed, head of spine has a touch of wear, two tiny nicks to top edge of rear panel, slight toning to rear flap edges, otherwise a strong near fine, in mylar sleeve. "An oral history of black American music during one of its greatest periods of fire and fun", and no one in the history of jazz had more fun than Diz. Very scarce, signed association copy, in collectible condition, autobiography by one of the great figures in jazz. J1264. Signed by Author. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: JazzFirst Books]
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        Attitudes: Photography in the 1970&#39;s

      Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1979. Near fine in spiral-bound printed wrappers.. First Edition. Spiral-bound quarto. Number 654 of 1000 numbered copies, SIGNED by Fred R. Parker, consulting curator of photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. An elaborate catalogue published in conjunction with an exhibition of contemporary photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, May 12 - August 3, 1979. The catalogue is an overview of the exhaustive exhibition, which had 485 works from many of the leading photographers of the day. Included within the catalogue are several signed original bound or laid in photographs or artworks by Dan Worth (blindstamped), Karen Truax, an original manipulated page of advertising by Robert Heinecken (unsigned, but very cool), Keith Smith, Todd Walker and Alex Sweetman. The final page is a suite of 20 slides, including work by Steven Shore and Richard Misrach.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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      (MISRACH, RICHARD). Misrach, Richard & Myriam Weisang Misrach. DESERT CANTOS (CANTOS DEL DESIERTO) 1979-1999 - SIGNED BY RICHARD MISRACH. Signed by the Photographer. Madrid, SPAIN: Diputacion De Granada, 1999. First Edition. Large Oblong 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 168pp, 68 full-page color illustrations. Text in English and Spanish. With a chronology and bibliography. Published in conjunction with a 1999 Spanish exhibition, this beautiful hardbound catalogue is a comprehensive survey of twenty years of work by the renowned California photographer Richard Misrach, featuring an essay by his wife and collaborator Myriam Weisang Misrach. A pristine copy BOLDLY SIGNED by Richard Misrach in black ink on the half title page. 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. 84-7807-242-X Inventory Number: 021203&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Artist&#146;s Safari, An

      1979. One of Twenty Copies Signed by Ralph Thompson and Specially Bound by Zaehnsdorf[ZAEHNSDORF, binder]. THOMPSON, Ralph. An Artist&#146;s Safari. London: Collins in Association with The Tryon Gallery, 1979.&#147;Of this edition 20 copies have been reserved by arrangement with the Publishers for fine binding by Zaehnsdorf. This is copy number 9 which has been specially bound for David Brass&#148; (calligraphed on an inserted limitation leaf at front). Small folio (11 x 7 11/16 inches; 279 x 195 mm.). [160] pp. Profusely illustrated throughout, including eleven full-page color illustrations, some of which are double-page.One of twenty copies signed in pencil on the title-page by Ralph Thompson and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf in quarter brown morocco, ruled in gilt, over tan cloth boards. Vellum tips. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt with two raised bands and with the Zaehnsdorf monogram in gilt at the foot of the spine. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. Housed in the original tan cloth slipcase. &#147;This book was first published in 1970. I was fortunate to make this safari in East Africa before the Federation broke up and the different countries went their separate ways. It is, of course, still possible to see the parks mentioned in the book. This new edition is published in a format which, it is hoped, will be much more convenient to handle. It should therefore be easier to examine the pen drawings, and it is these which I regard as the kernel of the book. Although some of the colour plates are now shown as single-page &#145;details&#146; only, it is to be hoped that this more manageable format will make the new Artist&#146;s Safari a welcome successor to the first edition&#148; (verso of half-title).

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        A Gentleman Volunteer: The Letters of George Hennell from the Peninsular War 1812-1813

      13 13, 1979 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A limited edition and signed copy of this work tracing the letters of a Napoleonic war officer, in a beautiful Zaehnsdorf binding. First Edition. The half title has been signed by Michael Glover and Sir Anthony Read who wrote the foreword, a senior British Army officer who became Quartermaster-General to the Forces. An inscription has been calligraphed on an inserted leaf at the front reading &#39;Of this edition 25 copies have been reserved by arrangement with the Publishers for fine binding by Zaehnsdorf. This is copy number11 which has been specially bound for Sidney Morris&#39;. Featuring 6 double-sided plates. With several maps and plans in the text. The original dustwrapper has been bound in at the rear. Condition: In a decorative full morocco binding with gilt edges. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean with just some tidemarks to the endpapers. The dustwrapper has been affected and is stuck where folded over and will require professional detachment to avoid damage. Overall: NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        La mare au diable

      Roissard grenoble, 1979. in4 broché jaquette sous emboitage toile

      [Bookseller: Feuille Feuille]
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        Galloping Danger

      Dodd Mead, 1979. 1st. hardcover. VG+ in VG+ dj.

      [Bookseller: CANFORD BOOK CORRAL]
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        Old Pond Song

      Firefly Press, Cambridge, Mass.,, 1979. Introduction by Elsa Dorfman. Oblong octavo. Original quarter red cloth, buff Japanese paper boards, titles and frog device to upper board in red, blue endpapers. Photographs by Ginsberg and Rosalie Post. Spine just a touch faded but an excellent copy. First Edition. One of just 50 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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