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        ABBEY'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'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.

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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'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!

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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'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.

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        A Time to Heal : the Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford

      Harper & Row, Publishers, And Reader'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

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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 'super.' 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'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'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'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 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' emporium (Amos 'n' Andy - get it?) on the Sunset Strip, which is where this was signed - hence the drawing's cookie imagery. Laid in is the original owner'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&

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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.

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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's estate. Ivonette and Harold were the public face of the Wright Family; Horace and Susan'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'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' 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.

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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>

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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&

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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..

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        La mare au diable

      Roissard grenoble, 1979. in4 broché jaquette sous emboitage toile

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        Galloping Danger

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

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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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        Es ist mein eigenes Goldstück (It is My Own Goldpiece)

      St. Gallen, Switzerland: Erker Galerie, 1979. Original lithograph by Piero Dorazio (1927-2005) with facing text by Halldór Laxness (1902-1998) in his own lithographically reproduced handwriting. 39 x 57 cm. One of 200 copies signed and numbered in pencil by Dorazio on BFK Rives. From Erker-Treffen 3.

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        Good as Gold

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1979. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, yellow endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket very slightly faded at the spine. First edition, first printing. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Marie, I love you, I could not have written this without you. Joseph Heller" - presumably a typical Helleresque joke, he never having met the recipient before.

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        Yosemite and the Range of Light

      Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979. Fine in handbound quarter oasis leather with the slightest rubbing on the raised spine bands where the box meets the spine. Housed in a matching clamshell box with a tiny corner of the leather label beginning to curl and a small white mark on the top left edge.. Deluxe Edition. Oblong folio. Number 138 of 250 numbered copies; SIGNED by Ansel Adams. 28 pages of text followed by 116 full-page black and white plates of Yosemite. Missing the print which was separately packaged when issued.

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      NY: (Larry Clark, (1979). Clark, Larry. Original b&w silver gelatin photograph, 8 3/4 in. x 5 7/8 in., printed on 10 in. x 8 in. photographic stock. Fine. The photograph was first made in 1969 and was issued in an edition of 400 copies with Clark&#39;s 1979 rerelease of his classic 1971 book, TULSA. This image was used as the cover illustration; signed and numbered 19 of 400 on the blank verso. Tipped to archival board with window over-mat.

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        Smiley&#39;s People

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1979.. First edition of the third book in the author&#39;s acclaimed Karla Trilogy. Octavo, blue boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with just light rubbing. Signed by Le Carre on the title page. A very sharp copy.

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      1979. Very Good. CLARK, Larry. TULSA. (New York: Larry Clark, 1971 [actually 1979]). First cloth-bound and second edition overall, following the 1971 first (paper-bound) edition. Signed by Clark on title-page. Black and white photo illustrations. [64] pp. Quarto, black cloth, title stamped in silver to spine; black dust-jacket with photo illustration on front panel. Cloth has faded slightly just at the top and bottom edges, else fine. The dust-jacket, showing light rubbing and with a closed tear at rear fold- in, is very good.

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        Along The Lines (broadside)

      N. P.: Square Zero Editions, 1979. Fine Condition. One of 26 lettered copies signed by the author and the translator. Sheet measures 20 x 8.5 inches (50.8 x 21.6 cm).

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      Princeton, NJ: Ontario Review Press, 1979. First Edition. Both copies fine.. First Edition. A Poem. A set of the 2 issues of this small poem-card, consisting of the first issue, with &#39;God bless&#39;, and the second issue, corrected to &#39;God blesses&#39;. Only a few of either issue have survived. De Bellis & Broomfield A77 [a] and [b], respectively. Small orange card, 4"x6", printed on recto only.

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      Zurich: Diogenes, 1979 Toledano A72. Set of nine quality paperbacks: (in English) The Loathsome Couple; The Nursery Frieze; The Iron Tonic: or A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley; The Glorious Nosebleed, Fifth Alphabet; The Inanimate Tragedy; The Sopping Thursday; The Pious Infant, Henry Clump. by Mrs. Regera Dowdy; The Deranged Cousins; and (in German sans translation) Die Katafalk-Werke. All books are in fine condition and housed in near fine slip case with light edgewear. . First Thus. Softcover. Illus. by Edward Gorey.

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        ARCHER IN JEOPARDY. The Doomsters. Zebra-Striped Hearse. The Instant

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979 First Omnibus Edition of three Lew Archer mysteries, collecting, The Doomsters, The Instant Enemy and the Edgar nominated, Zebra-Striped Hearse, Inscribed by Ross MacDonald on the title-page to an early Millar/Macdonald supporter and collector of mystery and detection fiction. &#39;Ross Macdonald for...with my best wishes, Ross MacDonald&#39;. 8vo. 757 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 beige cloth over blue paper covered boards, silver titles, blue topstain in a bright, fresh, essentially fine dustwrapper. With a foreward by Ross Macdonald.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1979. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1979. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 240 pages. The author&#39;s debut and only novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Harold Bloom&#39;s first and only novel, an epic set in another world, where time has been arrested and where the conflicts of the ancient world still prevail. Harold Bloom&#39;s greatest love is literature, especially Shakespeare. His obsession, on the other hand, is religion, particularly American Gnosticism. His arresting insight, that what we really have in America is an anti-materialistic Gnostic religion (examined in his great book, "The American Religion"), is given literary, counter-narrative expression in this mythical novel. Bloom, ever precise with words, explicitly calls it a "Gnostic fantasy" (rather than a novel). One of the central beliefs of Gnosticism centers around Lucifer and the problem of evil in Creation. Another great Gnostic novelist/critic sums it up beautifully: "How can there be such monstrousness in the world if a good God created it? The Gnostic answer is that there is not one Creator but two. The true God is concealed in His realm of light. The affairs of the material world are handled by the secondary Creator God, the Demiurge. The Demiurge is powerful and bars humanity&#39;s way to its true purpose. In Gnostic imagery, he is the jailer who holds us all captive in the prison of matter. Only escape from the prison of the body leads the soul into the otherworldly realm of light. At most, sparks of this light are scattered in the material world" (Vladimir Nabokov). Ours is an imperfect, hence often evil, world at best (rather than a "fallen" one). "Goodness" and "beauty" are the masks worn by Lucifer&#39;s children. A "must-have" title for Harold Bloom and Czeslaw Milosz collectors. <b><i> This presentation copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated (in the month and year of publication), and inscribed in blue pen on the front free endpaper by the author: "For Czeslaw Milosz, This Gnostic novel in homage & friendship. Harold Bloom. 12 Oct 1979". Bloom is subtly alluding to Milosz&#39;s nihilism being one and the same as Gnosticism. This title is now highly collectible. This is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online, a matchless association copy: Milosz, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980, and Harold Bloom, our greatest living literary critic. Czeslaw Milosz died on August 14, 2004 at the age of 93, the last of the constellation of great Polish nihilist writers such as Bruno Schulz, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, and Witold Gombrowicz. A rare association copy thus. </b></i> The greatest living literary critic and one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HAROLD BLOOM AND CZESLAW MILOSZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374156441.

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        Drawings and Digressions

      Clarkson Potter, New York 1979 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Josef Ehm. Portfolio - 18 original photo prints.

      - Panorama 1979. 26,(1) pp. staplebound catalogue and 18 loose photographic prints in original folder. Minimal signs of wear to the edges of the folder. Photos are complete and fine. 29,5 x 21 cm.*Silver prints.[#74761]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        Six Darn Cows

      James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto - [0-88862-247-3] 1979, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Near fine. Issued without dust jacket. unpaginated. Squarish Octavo. Illustrated boards with mild rubbing. Clean, tight text block with bright illustrations throughout. A lovely copy. Signed and inscribed by the author across the front attached endpaper and title page in blue ink. The inscription reads " for Fay, Margaret Laurence". A lovely childrens books by the famous Canadian author. Also included is a VERY SCARCE PROMOTIONAL 45 RPM RECORDING of Six Darn Cows, read by Margaret Laurence, Accompanied by Bob Bossin. Containings 4:50 of spound on side A and 5:04 on side B. The disc is in fine condition in a white paper slipcase. Illustrations by Ann Blades. Signed and inscribed by Margaret Laurence. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        James Bond and Moonraker

      Jonathan Cape, London 1979 - HARDBACK - The book is in fine condition. There is a superb original illustration to the front endpaper by the artist Bill Botton. Mr Botton's signature is next to his artwork. The book has been signed by the author to the title page. The book has also been signed by James Bond himself, Sir Roger Moore. Sir Rogers signature is just above the artwork. The book has also been signed by the arch villain JAWS, aka, Richard Kiel to the front endpaper. The dust wrapper is in near fine or better condition, with no loss. The wrapper has not been price clipped, but there is a very faint residue mark where a repriced sticker has been carefully removed in the past. Overall, a stunning book that will grace any collection. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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      - 1. BUMBOOZIANA. Sundry notes & papers; being the recently discovered notes and documents of the Natural & Instinctive Bestiality Research Expedition.wherein is set down the illfated Expedition's numerous adventures and the results of their investigations into the private habits of elephants, camels, zebras, leopards, etc. and the equally strange customs of men, accurately and profusely illustrated, described and anatomised by an Artist of world renown. Pp. [iv]+126(last colophon [actually 132, including the title pages for parts 2 to 4]), illustrated throughout in colour, gilt, and black & white; impl. folio; qr. dark green leather, lettered and decorated in gilt, tan cloth boards, decorated in gilt, edges top edge of lower board lightly bumped; within tan cloth slipcase with gilt lettered dark green leather title label on spine, one edge bumped; Gryphon Books, Melbourne, 1979. Number 83 of 150 copies, signed by the artist; [Together with] 2. THE BUMBOOZIANA PORTFOLIO. Being some notes by the publisher, a dramatis personae by the author together with an abridgement of the narrative and an afterword by an Artist of some Renown. [cover title]. Pp. 24 (including wrappers), illustrated; impl. 8vo; pictorial textured paper wrappers, stabbed & tied, bottom fore-corner of lower wrapper slightly creased; contained together with loose plates, a cromalin proof, and specimen pages from Bumboozina, in a green stiff paper portfolio within a tan cloth slipcase with gilt lettered dark green leather title label on spine, one edge bumped; Gryphon Books, Melbourne, 1979. Number 83 of 100 copies signed by the author and the publisher. *The contents of each portfolio varied. The 'artist of some renown' who contributed the Afterword was John Oslen. Also loosely inserted in this portfolio is the original pictorial prospectus and order form for Bumbooziana, and details of the Portfolio. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      [Np]: White Ink Limited, 1979.. [title-page and colophon], plus seven original screenprints. Oblong folio. Enclosed in cloth folding portfolio, with pictorial label. A few marginal offset smudges to title leaf margins from folder, otherwise fine. From the publisher&#39;s blurb: "A favorite of collectors, this portfolio of 7 hand silkscreened prints plus title and colophon pages was published in an edition of only 98 sets, and presented within a black cloth portfolio. Each print is numbered and signed by Ralph Steadman ... [it was printed on] Somerset Waterleaf hand made paper, 300 gsm. measuring 22 x 30 in. The seven images in the edition were selected from illustrated symbolic passages of Steadman&#39;s celebrated book, SIGMUND FREUD, published by Paddington Press Ltd. in 1979."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Fortune of War [A Jack Aubrey novel]

      Collins 1979 - 8vo., First Edition, some faint offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; original blue cloth, gilt back, backstrip very slightly browned at extreme headband else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at fold-ins. Sixth novel of the splendid Aubrey/Maturin sequence, widely recognised as the finest historical novels of all time. Scarce in this condition. Cunningham 15a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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      UTETformato: 18x24,5 Rilegato tela In genere buono/ottimo

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Il Sestante di Cort]
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