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        Views in the Seven Ionian Islands, Drawn from Nature, & on Stone. London, December 1st, 1863.

      Oldham, Hugh Broadbent, 1979 - Folio. Bound in recent half green morocco, green cloth boards, gilt lettered spine. A fine copy. Hand coloured vignette title page and 20 hand coloured full page plates. 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. ABA member]
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        GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI

      1979. 1. VAN ALLSBURG,CHRIS. GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI written and illustrated by Van Allsburg. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1979. Large oblong 4to (12 1/4 x 9 7/8"), cloth, As New in dust wrapper (dw also as new, no award sticker, not price clipped). First edition, first printing of VAN ALLSBURG'S FIRST BOOK (code 1-10). This is an eerie story about a young boy named Alan's encounter with Gasazi, a magician who turned Frtiz the dog into a duck. The illustrations are brilliant works of art. This is a particularly bright copy. Caldecott Honor.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. ISBN: 039527804X First Edition Oblong quarto. Blind stamped wheat cloth. [32]pp illustrated with the detailed pencil drawings of Chris Van Allsburg in his first picture book effort. His compelling story and distinctive artwork was awarded a 1980 Caldecott Honor. Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket with slight rippling to lower edge near spine, a faint water stain visible there to verso of jacket. A crisp, clean, attractive copy. Review slip laid in.

      [Bookseller: Appleby Books]
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        12 Acqueforti. Dickens - Christmas.

      Edizioni di Vanni Scheiwiller 1979 In folio; pp. non num. 16 a quartini sciolti con testo bilingue italiano/inglese; seguono, sciolte, 12 acquef. originali num. e firmate a matita dall'Artista impresse su carta Vang da Franz von Agost. Il tutto in cartella edit. m.tela, con illustraz. e titoli al piatto; edizione limitata a complessivi 80 esempl. numerati, questo nostro fa parte dei 10 esempl. contrassegnati da lettere alfabetiche (A-L); firma dell'Artista al colophon. Haz, incisore, illustratore, letterato è un grande studioso delle tematiche "dickensiane"; ha illustrato testi di diversi autori: Proust, Andersen, Dickens; prediligendo una lettura orientata ad un umorismo nero e all'ipocrisia sociale dei personaggi. Importante e rara cartella, citata in prestigiose riviste di anglistica, che offriamo in vendita nel bicentenario della nascita di Charles Dickens.(vedi riproduz.)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi s.n.c.]
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        Yosemite and the Range of Light - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Little Brown & Company. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1979. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Original Cloth. 0821207504 . An attractive First Printing of the First Edition. Minor sunning to top and bottom edges as often seen, else Fine in Fine dust-jacket. Directly SIGNED by Ansel Adams on half-title page; Yosemite and the Range of Light contains 116 impressive prints demonstrating the mastery of Ansel Adams. The book contains poster classics like Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley, 1944, Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, 1960, and Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, 1944 .

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        Sexual Secrets; the Alchemy of Ecstasy.

      Destiny Books, New York 1979 - Hardcover. Small Folio. 384pp. Gilt decorated red silk with gilt titling to spine, all edges gilt, marbled end papers, frontis, well-illustrated in b&w, ribbon marker, index. Slipcase covered in matching red silk. Signed by both authors opposite title page. Includes letter from the publisher to previous owner (Mr. James Ivey of Sanctum Regnum Books in Wisconsin) indicating that this "Silk Edition" was initially limited to 200 copies for an art gallery, with an additional 25 copies - of which this is one - done "for individuals. that own bookstores and have shown an interest". Thus this copy is one of only 25 of it's kind. The definitive and exhaustive guide to sex and oriental mysticism, with over 600 illustrations. Spine very slightly darkened, otherwise Near Fine Condition in VG+ slipcase. (Slipcase is a bit rubbed at bottom with some light fraying to silk - as is common). Over-size or overweight items may incur extra charges, but only to the extent of our actual costs. We do not intend postage to be a source of revenue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        La Revue Célinienne

      La Revue Célinienne 1979 - Collection complète de cette revue publié à Kessel-Lo par Marc Laudelout et qui fut l’ancêtre du Bulletin Célinien : N°1, 1979, 66 pages, 24 X 16 cm, dos thermocollé, portrait de Céline en couverture, textes ronéotés. Comprend entre autre un entretien de Marc Laudelout avec Pol Vandromme, les témoignages d’Arletty et de Maud de Belleroche, des essais de Jean Vignaux ou de Jean Pierre Amette. 18 reproductions de couvertures, d’articles ou de portraits. N°2 sans date (1980), 27,5 X 21,5 cm, 58 pages (dernier verso blanc) sous couverture violine agrafée, étiquette de titre collée bien complet du supplément iconographique de 10 pages sous couverture illustrée,textes ronéotés. Contributions entre autres d’Arno Brecker, Jean Rougerie, Marc Hanrez, HenrThyssens, en fin de volume, la table des illustrations du supplément. N°3/4, 1981, 29 X 20,5 cm, 88 pages plus 24 pages de hors-textes, dos thermo collé. N° spécial publié à l’occasion du 20ème anniversaire de la mort de Céline, textes ronéotés. Contributions texte entre autre de Jouhandeau, Éric Mazet, Robert Le Vigan, Evelyne Pollet, Pierre Monnier, à quoi s’ajoutent 24 photographies hors texte et le fac-similé de trois lettres inédites. 2 bulletins de souscription joints, le second annonçant la publication des deux ouvrages de Pol Vandromme : "Robert Le Vigan, Compagnon et personnage de Céline" et "La France Vacharde" Très rare réunion complète des 4 volumes publiés par la Revue célinienne qui laissera la place au Bulletin célinien. Exemplaires à l’état de neuf. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

      UK: Arthur Barker, 1979 London, Arthur Barker, 1979. First Edition and First Impression hardback in navy boards. The jacket is the first issue jacket carrying the Capricorn One advert to the rear. The book and jacket are in fine condition. Not price-clipped showing £4.95. A wonderful copy of a scarce book. This is the third hardback in the 'trilogy' and the most sought after title (the only book more highly-prized is probably the first state of Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy). A true highlight of science fiction first editions.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        TRÈS JOAN" [Original Etching].

      [Barcelona?]. [1979]. - Original etching with aquatint and intaglio, printed in colors on paper. 53 x 106.5cm (20.9 x 41.9 inches), with full margins. Fine. Framed under glass. An hors commerce copy, signed in pencil in the lower right margin and denoted "H.C." at the lower left, in addition to a published issue of ninety-nine numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Guide pratique du hatha yoga

      Calmann-lévy, 1979. in4 Cartonné avec illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Livre Nomade]
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        ATTIC LIGHT.

      Capra Press,, Santa Barbara: 1979 - Frontis reproducing DŸrer's "Melencolia 1". Novella about a young college student's confrontation with civilian life after suffering a devasting injury in Vietnam. A Fine copy in a Nr Fine dust jacket, which shows just a hint of spine panel sunning. Brown cloth spine over green paper-wrapped boards. Dust jacket. 8vo 1st edition (Newman [2nd], 197; Wittman 234). ASSOCIATION copy. INSCRIBED by the author, on the t.p., to fellow writer, Tim O'Brien, the 1979 National Book Award winner [Going After Cacciato]. 96 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Right Stuff

      New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979. First edition. Octavo, original cloth with titles to the spine in silver. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Tom Wolfe and additionally signed by pilot Chuck Yeager and by John Glenn, one of the Mercury Seven. A very sharp copy, rare signed by Wolfe, Yeager and Glenn. Tom Wolfe began The Right Stuff at a time when it was unfashionable to contemplate American heroism. Nixon had left the White House in disgrace, the nation was reeling from the catastrophe of Vietnam, and in 1979--the year the book appeared--Americans were being held hostage by Iranian militants. Yet it was exactly the anachronistic courage of his subjects that captivated Wolfe. In his foreword, he notes that as late as 1970, almost one in four career Navy pilots died in accidents. "The Right Stuff," he explains, "became a story of why men were willing--willing?--delighted!--to take on such odds in this, an era literary people had long since characterized as the age of the anti-hero." "One of the most romantic and thrilling books ever written about men who put themselves in peril." (The Boston Globe). Listed by Modern Library as one of the top 100 nonfiction works of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        La Condition Postmoderne. Rapport sur le savoir.

      (Paris), Minuet, (1979). 8vo. Original wrappers. Very minor soiling/sunning to wrappers and light underlinings to the first two pages. Otherwise a very nice, clean, and fresh copy. 109, (3) pp. + The Minuet advertisement leaf, dated September 1979, for the work laid in loose. Author's presentation inscription for Roger Parmentier to half-title, signed "J-F Ly.".. First edition, presentation-copy for the famous theologian Roger Parmentier, of the groundbreaking work that introduced the term "post-modernism" and fundamentally altered the interpretation and course of (post-)modern philosophy. With this book, Lyotard set the agenda for the discussion of the postmodern, which began in the 1980'ies. Lyotard's main point is that modern society has become postmodern because man no longer believes that scientific and technological progress will lead to freedom, prosperity, and enlightenment for all. For postmodern man, doubt is the dominating factor. The term "postmodernism" was previously only used by art critics, but with "The Postmodern Condition", Lyotard introduced it in philosophy, with the following quotation: "Simplifying to the extreme, I define postmodern as incredulity towards metanarratives", altering our comprehension of this most recent period of philosophy. The influential French theologian and priest Roger Parmentier (1914-2008) was born in the region of Paris. Later he moved with his family to Constantine in Algeria where he became interested in Judaism. In 1941 he moved to Paris wher he studied theology at the Protestant faculty. He founded a group that famously fought against Nazism and antisemistism. After the liberation he took part in the creation of Meetings between Jews and Christians, paving the way for the Jewesh-Christian Friendship ("l'Amitié Judéo-Chrétienne"). He continued his religious-political path throughout his life, is known as an important 20th century-intellectual, and is famous for his many theological writings. "The term "postmodern" came into the philosophical lexicon with the publication of Jean-François Lyotard's "La Condition Postmoderne" in 1979 (English: "The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge", 1984), where he employs Wittgenstein's model of language games (see Wittgenstein 1953) and concepts taken from speech act theory to account for what he calls a transformation of the game rules for science, art, and literature since the end of the nineteenth century. He describes his text as a combination of two very different language games, that of the philosopher and that of the expert. Where the expert knows what he knows and what he doesn't know, the philosopher knows neither, but poses questions. In light of this ambiguity, Lyotard states that his portrayal of the state of knowledge "makes no claims to being original or even true," and that his hypotheses "should not be accorded predictive value in relation to reality, but strategic value in relation to the questions raised" (Lyotard 1984, 7). The book, then, is as much an experiment in the combination of language games as it is an objective "report."On Lyotard's account, the computer age has transformed knowledge into information, that is, coded messages within a system of transmission and communication. Analysis of this knowledge calls for a pragmatics of communication insofar as the phrasing of messages, their transmission and reception, must follow rules in order to be accepted by those who judge them. However, as Lyotard points out, the position of judge or legislator is also a position within a language game, and this raises the question of legitimation. As he insists, "there is a strict interlinkage between the kind of language called science and the kind called ethics and politics" (Lyotard 1984, 8), and this interlinkage constitutes the cultural perspective of the West. Science is therefore tightly interwoven with government and administration, especially in the information age, where enormous amounts of capital and large installations are needed for research." (SEP)

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        Translation of a Comparative Vocabulary of the Chinese, Corean, and Japanese Languages: To Which is Added The Thousand Character Classic The Chinese and Corean; The Whole Accompanied by Copious Indexes, of all the Chinese and English Words Occuring in the Work.

      Yushodo., Tokyo 1979 - Printed on Japanese style folded leaves, stab binding presented in a Japanese folding cloth covered case with toggle ties. New introduction booklet with red ribbon ties loosely inserted. A handsome work in excellent condition. Facsimile of a vocabulary adapted by Walter Henry Medhurst under the pseudonym Philo Sinensis was first published at the Parapattan Press in Batavia in 1835. The adaptation of a Korean classified vocabulary was written by Medhurst without the help of a Korean speaker. The vocabulary on which this publication was based was written for Koreans learning Japanese. Medhurst added romanizations of Japanese and Korean, deduced from Japanese and English lists. (Lust - Western Books on China). Accompanying this copy of the facsimile is a typescript note in English from Nitta Yuji, (founder of Yushodo Booksellers, Tokyo) explaining that he published this facsimile on the occasion of his 70th birthday "in order to share its value to everyone in the scholarly world. It is my hope that this small tribute would be of use." A very fitting contribution to the scholarly world indeed. Worldcat does not list this edition in an Australian library. Number 25 of a Limited Edition of 100 copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        SHIMMY...JOY DIVISION - FACTORY - JULY 13 [Original Concert Poster]

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

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Weave Structures Used in North American Coverlets

      Olney, MD: Clarita Anderson. Very Good-; Complete boxed 8.25 x 11 Paperback pamphlet and loose folders . in original box in Very Good condition. 1979. Portfolio. Includes 16 large color samplers woven by the authors with technical analysis. Signed by the authors. Number 70 of 100. Deaccessioned from an important museum library. Minimal marks.; 7; 67 pp. .

      [Bookseller: RugBooks.com]
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        Donne donne così sia. Dieci disegni figurativi dell'autore, un'acquaforte di Arnoldo Ciarrocchi e una di Alberto Manfredi. Con una premessa di Carlo Bo.

      Libreria Prandi 1979 8°; pp. 38 non num. 6, su carta Magnani di Pescia, con le due acquaforti f.testo, a piena pagina, firmate a matita dagli artisti. Brochure edit. con titoli al dorso e al piatto, astuccio. Bella edizione, da anni esaurita, limitata a soli 150 esempl. numerati, stampata magistralmente dalla Stamperia Valdonega di Verona. (vedi riproduz.)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi s.n.c.]
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        THE LAND SURVEYOR'S DAUGHTER

      (Fayetteville): Lost Roads, 1979. First Edition. White pictorial wraps. Fine. Her very scarce first book, a collection of poems issued only in softcover. This copy, with the uncommon errata slip laid in, is SIGNED by the author on the title page. Only the second copy of this title we have ever handled.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A Perfect Vacuum: Perfect Reviews of Nonexistent Books

      Harcourt, Brace, Javanovich, New York 1979 - 1st American Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by Lem on a a small plain white bookplate decal on front end page (signature only). $8.95 price on DJ flap; mylar protected. Bookplate signed in 1978- photocopy of return envelope, postmarked Feb. 1987, from Lem's literary agent in Vienna. Very scarce signature from Sci-Fi master Lem. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Montemarano]
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        Seehundfütterung mit Engel.

      - Lithographie von Eduard Zelenine, 1979, 63x47 cm *Handschriftlich signiert, 3/79 datiert und handschriftlich zugeignet, zusätzlich eine handschriftlche, leider unleserliche Titelbezeichnung (Zelenin, Eduard Leonidovich)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian]
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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) to poet W. S. Merwin

      Finn Rock, OR, 6 July 1979. Letter. Normal mailing folds. Fine with hand-addressed envelope. Fine one-page, single-spaced TYPED LETTER of @250 words SIGNED as "Barry." Lopez congratulates Merwin on winning the Bollingen Prize and then launches into a newsy account of his book tour for OF WOLVES AND MEN: "I could not have been treated better by Scribner's as far as a focus on the book and not on me was concerned." He then discusses his work at hand: "I'm pleased with RIVER NOTES, the second book in the trilogy that began with DESERT NOTES. I wanted the link between the two books to be clear, but for them to be as different as the landscapes from which they derive in their structure and incident, and am satisfied that they are.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Exposures

      Grosset & Dunlap 1979 - A fine first edition in a fine price-clipped dust jacket, inscribed by Andy Warhol to "Raul" and with an original drawing of a broken heart or a butterfly. Warhol's first book of photography, mostly friends and celebrities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Remains of Elmet

      [London]: Rainbow Press, 1979 - Contains a poem which does not appear in the trade edition First edition, number 27 of 70 copies (of a total edition of 170) signed by Hughes and Godwin on the colophon page. 4to. With 4 black-and-white photos by Fay Godwin. Printed on Barcham Green Charing hand-made paper by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lion Press. 87, [1] pp. Bound in full tree calf, t.e.g., rest uncut, by W.T. Morrell. Fine in slipcase. Rampant Lion Press 78: "Sometimes poem suggested photograph, sometimes photograph poem . The Charing hand made of the specials was some lovely old stock kept by Olwyn Hughes" [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dragonquest

      Del Rey / Ballantine, US 1979 - New York, Del Rey / Ballantine, 1979. Hardback first edition and first impression. Near fine in similar jacket with just light edge wear. The jacket spine is bluer than the front and rear covers though it's unclear as to whether this is faded or not. Signed without inscription by the author. This is the second book in the Dragonriders of Pern series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia Books. ABA, PBFA]
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        The Letters and Prose Writings of William Cowper. Edited by James King and Charles Ryskamp. In five (5) volumes

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979 - 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Five volumes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979 - 1986. All volumes first impression. Portrait frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Original charcoal gray cloth, gilt lettering and decoration. Volumes II, III, IV and V are uncirculated, minimally marked ex-library copies. Volume III has a shelf-mark discreetly concealed at spine and a college library stamp to all edges of textblock; volume IV, a library stamp to top edge of textblock; volume V, a library number in gold pen to upper board. No other external library markings. Internally, there is a faint 'withdrawn' stamp to half-title of volume II, and several library numbers to the title-page of volume IV. Volume V has a presentation inscription from Charles Ryskamp to front free endpaper. All five volumes have a private bookplate to front pastedown. The library provenance in four of the volumes notwithstanding, a very clean, sound set - in all other respects in very good, bright condition.

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

      1979 1979 - Vision Blind Physically Handicapped Braille Music-Notation Music; Clean, crisp and tight copy. Includes index. Size: 8 1/2" x 11". No marks. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges are clean. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Music; ISBN: 084440277x. ISBN/EAN: 9780844402772. Inventory No: 025101. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Dickson Street Bookshop]
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        GREAT IS PEACE: PEREK HA-SHALOM from the Talmudic Tractate Derekh Eretz Zuta. Annotated by Daniel Sperber, Designed Handwritten and Illuminated by Zvi Narkiss, Managing Director Shimshon Klaus. Anno Pacis.

      Masada Press, Jerusalem 1979 - Lg. folio (16" tall). Unpaginated. With two title pages (one in Hebrew and one in English). Facing pages in English and Hebrew. Each page beautifully ornamented and illuminated in gold, or gold and red. Printed by silk screen. The deluxe Bibliophilic edition limited to 1800 numbered copies, signed on the limitation leaves in both Hebrew and English by Daniel Sperber and Zvi Narkiss. Hand bound in full brown morocco. T.e.g. Housed in the publisher's deluxe olive wood (heavy) slipcase with etched metal label on front panel. Included in the text is a foreword by Menachim Begin signed in facsimile. Loosely tied in at front is a (4)pp. color printed booklet commemorating the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. A copy of this book was presented to the President of the Republic of Egypt Anwar Sadat by the Prime Minister of the State of Israel Menachem Begin at the historic ceremony of the return of El Arish to Egyptian Sovereignty on the 27th of May 1979. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE GREAT SHARK HUNT Strange Tales from a Strange Time

      New York: Summit Books. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0671400460 . Good in a Very Good dust jacket. A few small tears to edges of jacket, top corner of front panel bumped, staining spots to edge pages. ; Signed by Hunter on the title page. ; Gonzo Papers, Vol. 1; 9.20 X 6 X 2 inches; 602 pages; Signed by Author .

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        De substantia angelorum...prima secundae, questio prima de ultimo fine Hominis...(secolo XVII)

      ['600 manoscritto Arezzo](cm 19.5 x 13.5) Bella piena pergamena flessibile, originale, con tracce di lacci. ( Al dorso n° 216) Manoscritto cartaceo in latino di 296 carte numerate a penna + carte 370 numerate vergate al reco e al verso in chiara e minuscola grafia di unica mano, secolo XVII. Contiene oltre 100 articoli: De substantia angelorum, de comparatione, de gognitione, de malitia angelorum, de perfectione, demones, diabolus...Prima secundae questio, prima de ultimo fine hominis. Beatitudo de bonitate et malattia, causa omissionis, de vitiis, de peccato originali, de praedeterminatione, misteria fidei, de essentia gratiae...ecc. trattasi presumibilmente di un vasto ed erudito commento alle varie parti di questa opera capitale dove la teologia s'abbraccia con la scienza. Non ci sono date e neppure nomi ma la stesura è attribuibile ad un autore aretino, considerata la provenienza locale e nobiliare. Tutto il manoscritto è in ottimo stato di conservazione. Al dorso porta, manoscritto dell'epoca il n°216 ed è pertanto legato all'altro Aristoteles TRACTATUS DE GENERATIONE ET CORRUPTIONE con al dorso il n°217. Provenienza: Archivio privato di importante famiglia patrizia di Arezzo. 1979. [f 84] manoscritto

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        The Fortune of War [A Jack Aubrey novel]. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      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 . Catalogs: modern firsts.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        The General in his Labyrinth

      New York: Knopf, 1979. Limited edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in a fine slipcase. No dust jacket as issued. A limited edition, one of 350 numbered and signed copies. Number 322. Bound in full leather. Slipcase illustrated with a map. Signed by Marquez on the limitation page. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. Signed by the author.

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        MAESTRO PALMERO . ( EDICION PRINCIPE )

      Editado por CEDAG 1979 - Barcelona 1979 . Encuad : guaflex con dorados en plano y lomo . En estuche . Gran formato 40 x 40cms. 200pag. Magnifico libro con cuadros de este pintor . Edición limitada y numerada, firmada por el autor . Tema : Arte, Pintura . Libro en muy buen estado .

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        Velazquez :the artist as a maker. With a catalogue raisonné of his extant works., By José López-Rey. [Werkverzeichnis.]

      Lausanne : Bibliothèque des Arts, 1979 - XIII, 541 S. Nummeriertes Exemplar Nr. 369/960. Umschlag beschädigt, mit Klebestreifen repariert, sonst gutes Exemplar. - As some reviewers of the earlier versions of this study perceptively noted, Velazquez is, in my view, one of the few painters whose work vitally responds to a creative intention. It follows that the meaning of any of his paintings ought to be sought precisely where it was achieved, in the painting itself. The tenets of tradition or of modernity, artistic theories, iconographical lore, and ways of life and thought current in Velazquez' time or with which he may have been acquainted were, of course, part of his world, and I have delved into them. They form the common background from which he distinctly starts as a maker of new art realities. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 2550 Originalleinen mit Schutzumschlag. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fundus-Online GbR Borkert SchwarzZerfaß]
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        Suttree

      Random House, 1979-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Random House, 1979. First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page, as well as the proper printing code of "24689753" to denote a first printing. Lacking the dust jacket. In VG- to G+ condition.Clean text, bright pages. Sound binding. Boards show soiling. Small price sticker ghost to front board and front free end paper. Light soil to side edge of page block; remainder stamp to bottom edge of page block. Corners worn. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Hostage of the Damned

      Robert Hale 1979 - Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; Ex-library; first edition - a fair ex-library copy with dust jacket. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: cbookscouk]
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        Eubie Blake

      New York: Schirmer Books, , 1979. Octavo. Original brown cloth with title in bronze to spine and "autograph" block to the upper board. With the dust jacket. 20 plates. Very good. First Edition. Essentially an oral autobiography, the product of hours of recorded interviews by his long-time friend Al Rose. From Vaudeville to boogie-woogie and beyond, a remarkable performer and raconteur Blake's story is a history of the early days of jazz. This copy inscribed to German jazz historian and discographer Rudi Dorn with "luuuuuuuv" by Blake on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The First Publications of The Morrigu Press. Single Unpublished Poems by Ted Hughes

      [North Tawton, Devon:] The Morrigu Press,, [1979]. Title leaf and 3 leaves, all loose within a handmade patterned paper folder with a white paper title label. A few small stains to the lower portion of the folder, and a very slight crease to the lower edge of two of the leaves. Excellent condition overall. First edition, sole impression, of this attractive folder containing three poems by Ted Hughes which constitute the first publications of the Morrigu Press (founded by Ted Hughes's son Nicholas, when he received from Hughes's sister Olwyn her Albion hand press and a large fount of Monotype Centaur); published in a limited edition of only 30 numbered copies (each of these numbered 20) hand-set in Centaur type on Italian paper, each signed by Ted Hughes. The poems are: "Night Arrival of Sea Trout", "The Iron Wolf", and "Puma". This copy is also inscribed by Hughes's sister Olwyn on the inside of the folder flap, "Martin Booth, May.29.79, a gift from, Olwyn". Two copies only on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Women!! Make Turban in Own Home!

      Palaemon (Winston-Salem]: Palaemon. (1979). First. First edition. Papercovered boards as issued. A couple of modest smudges on front board, near fine. One of 200 numbered copies (out of a total edition of 235) Signed by the author, this copy is unnumbered and designated "Publisher's Copy." Provenance on request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Good Night Willie Lee I'll See You In The Morning (Signed Uncorrected Proof)

      New York: The Dial Press, 1979. First edition. Softcover. Uncorrected proof. The third collection of poetry from the author of "The Color Purple." A clean very near fine copy in yellow wrappers with black tape spine. Signed by Walker on the front panel. The trade edition is uncommon; the proof, even scarcer.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Alice's Adventures Underground

      Genesis Publications Ltd in Association with Australia & New Zealand Book Co Pty Ltd, 1979. No 366/500 (limited edition of 500). Looks almost new, clean and unmarked. The paper title label on the slipcase has a hint of age toning, book and slipcase are otherwise in fine (perfect) condition. Three quarters green leather over green cloth, gilt titles, gilt page edges, with original slipcase. 21cm by 14cm. Facsimile copy of the author's original handwritten manuscript and illustrations (held in the British Library) together with an introduction by Morton Cohen and foreword by Philip Dodgson Jaques (the author's grandson). Beautifully bound and presented, a real treasure for any Alice collector or admirer. 471g unpacked weight.. Limited. Three-Quarter Leather. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        Edward Bawden

      (Godalming): The Pendomer Press, [1979]. . Limited edition, no. 147 of 200 copies. 4to. 200 pp. Specially bound in black quarter morocco, patterned boards, housed altogether within original rust coloured slipcase. Numerous illustrations, 11 in colour. Accompanied by an original coloured lithograph titled “Nekayah, the Prince and Imlac in Cairo”, signed and numbered by Bawden, kept within original paper wrappers. An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Joey. A Loving portrait of Alfred Perlès together with some bizarre episodes relating to the other sex.

      1979 1979 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        L'europe contemporaine (7 volumes)

      union europeenne d'editions monaco, 1979. in4 relié sou rodhoid I: Du mythe à la réalité. II: L'europe contient riche?. III: L'europe au travail; IV: Les sociétés européennes; V: La politique, mosaique et convergence; VI: Present et avenir de l'Europe; VII: L'ère du changement; chaque volume fait un peu plus de 400 pages.

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        THE WORKS OF PLATO 3 Volume Set

      Franklin Library 1979/81/83, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania - 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. ; Franklin Library the Great Books of the Western World Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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