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        Water's Edge (Signed First Edition)

      Lyme, CT: Callaway Editions, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. A collection of his beach photographs from 1941 to 1980. A fine copy in a close to near fine price clipped jacket that has some very minor wear but overall is much nicer than usual. Signed and inscribed by Callahan and very uncommon as such. (Parr & Badger v2, 33)

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Pseudo-Reportage

      Tokyo: Byakuya-shobo, (1980). Near fine in wrappers in a near fine photo-illustrated silver jacket, pink obi.. First Edition. Quarto. Nicely INSCRIBED by Araki: "to Mr Teruo / Okai / with love / Nobuyoshi Araki." Narrative photographs in series, with an interesting typography and design. Important early Araki.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        The Bourne Identity " Signed

      1980. Hardback. Near Fine. First Edition. First Print. This book is signed twice by the Author and inscribed to the first owner. Basis for the 2002 film starring Matt Damon. This is the most difficult of all Robert Ludlum's books to find in a collectable condition. Book is protected with a Mylar cover. Books are packed and shipped in boxes.

      [Bookseller: Bodacious Books]
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        So Going Around Cities

      Blue Wind Press, Berkeley. Hardcover. Several pages bumped bottom edge, cover a bit dusty else very good. First edition. Inscribed presentation copy signed by the author "For ---and-----, my friends and constant support, blessings, Ted Berrigan". * Reportedly one of an unknown number of author's copies. for Ted's use. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1980.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        GREAT SHIPS The Battlefleet Of Charles II

      Conway Maritime Press, 1980. 0851771661. 1st edn. 4to (25 cm x 30 cm). Original gilt lettered black cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (Fine in protective wrapper). Pp. 208 (no inscriptions), illus throughout with coloured plates and b&w photos and Van de Velde drawings in text. An important work on the Restoration Navy and the 17th Century naval vessel. Scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        Color

      Matrix Publications, Providence, Rhode Island 1980 - Book Description: Providence: Matrix Publications, 1980. First Edition. Square folio. Signed by Harry Callahan in black ink. Lightly faded at the spine as usual, else fine in yellow stamped gray boards, housed in the near fine publisher's matching slipcase with a photograph mounted on cover. Excellent copy. Copy also has three loose pages from the book enclosed with an additional signature of Callahan on one of the pages. A rare find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RLG Bookseller]
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        Fire-Starter

      The Viking Press, New York 1980 - Inscribed "For Damon Reinbold with best, Stephen King 9/24/80". Classic horror. Let the reader beware, Fire-Starter is Stephen King at his most mesmerizing and menacing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: magictreasurechest]
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        Eye & Camera. Red,Blue,Yellow. Original Screenprint printed by Kelpra Studios in 1980. Signed in pencil, not numbered, proof pull outside the edition of 150. In excellant condition.

      Kelpra Studios., London 1980 - Eye & Camera. Red,Blue,Yellow.(Levinson 317)Original Screenprint printed by Kelpra Studios in 1980. Signed in pencil, not numbered, proof pull outside the edition of 150. In excellant condition.Image size: 400 x 605 mmSheet size 600 x 750 cm.The Eye and Camera prints are complex works, not yet appreciated for their approach to the figure and to modernism. The series is based on photographs of Piper’s wife Myfanwy, and presents the female figure in semi-nude poses which at first glance are suggestive of advertising imagery. It shows Piper at the forefront of Pop Art, taking up Pop Art’s concern with bright colours and images from popular culture.The Eye and Camera series reduces the figure to its essential features, almost to an abstraction. Although the individual works are thematically similar, there is no repetition between them. The prints transform a photographic portrait of a nude into a more universal statement about love and the body. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Marsupials of Australia. [1]: Possums, the Koala and Wombats. [2] Carnivorous Marsupials and Bandicoots

      Melbourne: Lansdowne Editions. 1980-87.. Two volumes. Illustrations by Rosemary Woodford Ganf. Foreword by J.H. Calaby (Vol One). Both volumes are number 415 of 1000 copies signed by the author/s and the artist. Folio. [1]: 202pp, 28 full-page colour plates. [2]: 292pp, 55 full-page colour plates. Canvas cloth, leather spine labels and leather inlaid panels with an illustration in blind on the upper boards. Very good to fine. .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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        CODEX TRIVULZIANUS (Fine Facsimile Edition W/leather Bound Case)

      Giunti. New. Hardcover. <p>Il codice di Leonardo da Vinci nella Biblioteca Trivulziano di Milano. Trascrizione diplomatica e critica di Anna Maria Brizio. [Milan, Biblioteca Trivulziano, ms. 2162] </p><p> Florence: Giunti Barbèra, 1980. 25 x 36 cm, 55 plates, 138 pp </p><p Compiled about 1487-1490, Codex Trivulzianus records Leonardo&#39;s attempt to organize and arrange the part of the Italian language which deals with science, philosophy and academic subjects in general. Many of the words collected here derive from Latin, and almost all of them are drawn from such famous Renaissance works as Roberto Valturius&#39; "De re militari" and Luigi Pulci&#39;s "Vocabulista". This is an exceptional document for the study of that period of the Italian language when rules and spellings were not yet firmly established. In addition Codex Trivulzianus contains an important series of architectural drawings which are primarily studies pertaining to a competition held to complete the construction of the Milan cathedral. Accompanied by a volume with critical and diplomatic transcriptions by Anna Maria Brizio. Limited edition of 998 copies supplied with deluxe leather covered clamshell case. </p> Our Promise to You: ALL OUR DUST JACKETS COME WITH CLEAR BRODART PROTECTIVE COVERS. (Please read listing to determine if this book comes with a dust jacket.) Your order will be CAREFULLY PACKAGED IN A BOX for safe transition. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction! .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Deutsche illustrierte Flugblätter des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts. Band II. Die Sammlung der Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Band 2. Kommentierte Ausgabe. Band 2: Historica.

      München, Kraus International Publications, 1980. - FL1207 Folio. 40,5 x 31 cm. Grauer Originalleinenband mit geprägtem Rückentitel. Rückendeckel mit kleinerer Anschmutzung. Einige Fingerspuren im Buchschnitt. 648 Seiten mit zahlreichen, oft ganzseitigen Abbildungen. Im Innenbereich schön sauber, die letzten zwei Blätter mit Längsquetschfalte. Gutes Exemplar. 6600

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Carl Wegner]
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        Tales of the Unexpected

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1980. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly bumped, dust jacket nicked to corners, slightly faded to spine, price clipped. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author, To Brian, with love, Roald Dahl, 1980.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Il nome della rosa [Signed] [The Name of the Rose] WAS $2,500

      Milano: Bompiani, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $2,500. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (some of the common toning to the pages due to the type of paper used to produce the book, prior owner&#39;s neat gift presentation to the front free endpaper, some spotting to the rear board), in a virtually Fine dust jacket (quite light wear, short crease line to the rear flap&#39;s lower left corner), SIGNED BY UMBERTO ECO on the title page. The copyright page properly states "I edizione settembre 1980" and carries the &#147;SIAE 1 edizione sticker, numbered 0012974&#148;. The dust jacket&#39;s rear flap shows the correct price of &#147;L. 10.000 / IVA compresa&#148;. An historical murder mystery set in Italian monastery in the year 1327 and Eco&#39;s debut novel, the novel combines semiotics, biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory. [Eco is a semiotician of the first order and a University Professor, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist.] In the story, a Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, and his novice Adso of Melk -- who narrates the story, arrive at an Italian monastery to attend a theological disputation only to find the monastery disturbed by a recent suicide. A number of other monks then die under mysterious circumstances and William is asked to conduct an investigation. The novel provided the basis for the 1986 movie of the same name starring Sean Connery as William of Baskerville and Christian Slater as Adso of Melk. Signed copies of the work are quite scarce. A Fine copy, SIGNED BY UMBERTO ECO. SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Tom Wesselmann

      New York: Abbeville Press, 1980. 1980 Stated First Edition. INSCRIBED by Wesselmann on the title page, in blue ink, "For Mary and Alan / with much fondness / Tom Wesselmann / December 1981." A NEAR FINE copy: clean, otherwise unmarked and firmly bound. Pages are fresh and fine. Hardcover of ivory buckram cloth over boards is titled in black on spine and front cover with color pictorial pastedown on front cover. Cover is clean and sharp. Slight rubbing and toning along edges of boards and spine but otherwise cover is fine - no bumps, tears or frays. Binding and hinges firm and intact; light salmon colored endpapers fine. The book is in a clear acetate jacket which is quite worn- toned along edges and spine, several tears and large chips. It has done well in protecting the book. A new acetate could replace this if the buyer desires. A momentous monograph on this important American artist - a leader of the 1960s Pop Art movement. It is actually autobiographic, as Slim Stealingworth was Wesselmann&#39;s pseudonym. Its 324 pages are packed with reproductions of Wesselmann&#39;s works: collages, early nude collages, bathtub collages, Great American Nudes, seascapes, smokers, mouths, faces, sculptures and several studies and drawings - as well as a few photographs of the artist and his studio. Many of the reproductions are in color. One of two plates on page 175 is pasted in, another plate is tipped onto the page. There are 2 fold-out pages with thumbnails of Wesselmann&#39;s fairly few prints and editions. An Exhibition List and Index are included. Laid into the book is the Abbeville Press invitation for a "meet the artist" party held on Dec. 8, 1981 at the 999 Bookshop in New York City. 12 x 13-1/4." The book weighs 7.5 lbs. Additional postage required for Priority or International mailing.. Signed By Artist. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fair. Thick 4to.

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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        Midnight&#39;s Children

      Knopf, 1980. First Edition (first printing). The second novel by the author of THE SATANIC VERSES and SHAME, a story with epic sweep which follows twin protagonists in an evocation of a vast and complicated land and its people -- modern India. Winner of the Booker Prize and subsequently selected as the winner of the "Booker of Bookers." Also winner of the James Tate Black Memorial Book Prize and the English Speaking Union Literary Award. Due to a delay in the British publication process, this American Edition was the true first. Fine/Fine. One short closed tear to the front dust jacket panel, else an exceptionally clean, crisp copy with no fading to the maroon/pink dust jacket spine. Signed by Rushdie on the title page. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Substantive Typed Letter signed "Margaret"

      London, 1980. unbound. Substantive T.L. signed "Margaret" to Edward Heath, Head of the Brandt Commission. 3 pp., long 4to, on "10 Downing Street" letterhead, holograph salutation, blind-stamped second pages, and margin notes by recipients in pencil and pen (initials and note in top margin by recipients, one hole punched in upper left, staple holes). Very good(+). London. July 15, 1980. ...We thought that the international banking system should have, and should be able to discharge, the primary role in recycling surpluses. But I agree with you that the scale of the problems is even bigger this time round, and it is not going to be possible to deal with it so easily...

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Original Manuscript for Dorothy Lamour&#39;s Autobiography, "My Side of the Road," with profuse corrections by the author, signed, and an inscribed First Edition

      New York: Prentice-Hall, 1980. Original manuscript for actress Dorothy Lamour&#39;s 1980 Autobiography, "My Side of the Road," published by Prentice-Hall in 1980. With profuse corrections, additions, and deletions by her throughout in holograph blue ink, and SIGNED on the title page and at the end of the text. Further corrections are made by the book&#39;s editor throughout, including annotations and rearrangements. Finally, many typesetter&#39;s notes are present throughout. All told, the final submitted manuscript for the book.& & Many interesting deletions and cut sequences are present. For example, there is a two-and-one-half page deleted sequence in which Lamour tells of an amusing experience during an appearance with Clark Gable on the Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy radio show; another deleted sequence regards filming of director John Ford&#39;s "Donovan&#39;s Reef" with John Wayne and Lee Marvin: "...my first scene with Lee, was a kind of love scene in which we had to run to each other and kiss. Lee ran so fast [that] when he bent to kiss me, his front tooth nearly went through my lip. It wasn&#39;t a serious accident so we laughed it off."& & Another deleted sequence tells of Bob Hope&#39;s special talent for making money: "Bob Hope found some property out near the ranch near Malibu Canyon, and even though it cost him $44,000 he decided to buy it. In the late seventies, he turned down $42 million for it. I don&#39;t what he&#39;s saving it for..."& & Also bound in is a typed letter signed, dated 1980, from the publisher, stating that the manuscript is being returned to Ms. Lamour, and expressing how enjoyable it has been to work with her.& & Laid in is a mocked-up set of captions for the book&#39;s photo inserts. Each caption is affixed to a card backing, with printer&#39;s notations in holograph ink in blue, pink, and green.& & Included is a first edition of Lamour&#39;s book, inscribed on the front endpaper verso: "Jackie Dear / Good Luck-God Bless You-and Aloha! / Dottie (Dorothy Lamour) / P.S. It&#39;s been great working with you and making you a friend--You&#39;re a Doll." Laid in is a signed photograph (3.5 x 5.5 in.).& & A fascinating manuscript for a candid and revealing autobiography by one of the great Hollywood legends.& & Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles on the spine. 328 pages, Near Fine. The book is Near Fine in a Very Good plus or better dust jacket with slight toning and a tiny chip.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Studio Book. 50 Original Colourprints

      (London: Gogmagog Press, 1980). Tall octavo. (v), 50 pp. One of 35 copies signed by Cox. A series of colorprints demonstrating the techniques developed over a long career. Several prints are spread across double pages. Each print is titled, and facing prints relate to each other in theme. In the introduction, Cox gives an explanation of his journey through the world of artistic discovery. Very fine in pictorial cloth, and in a pastepaper covered slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Drawings 1949-79

      Open House, London 1980 - Red cloth stamped in gold on the cover and the spine. A hint of foxing to endpapers else a fine copy in near fine dustjacket with light toning to flap edges and mild foxing to reverse. Signed and inscribed by Myers: "for -- with love Vali / Hotel Chelsea / 1st Dec. 1987 / Hope you enjoy it."; Quarto; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Hosokawa Shishi

      Tokyo: Yushodo, 1980. Small quarto. (64)pp., (60)ff. A collection of sixty full-page samples of handmade Japanese Hosokawa papers, accompanied by a history of the paper illustrated with black & white photographs. Edited by the association of Hosokawa Paper Makers. Hosokawa is a type of paper made from kozo, or mulberry fiber. The samples range from thick cardstock to thin, translucent sheets, and many incorporate fragments of other fibers to create texture and color variation. One of the sheets incorporates metallic strands, and others have been dip-dyed with geometric patterns. Stab-bound in bright purple paper wrappers with a leaf design and the title in orange. The endpapers are also comprised of handmade paper, and the title page is printed on paper embossed with a wood-grain design. Housed in a green paper-covered chemise with wooden closures, and the original printed shipping carton. Very fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Autobiography

      New York & Boston: Multiples Inc./Michael K. Torf, 1980. First edition. Softcover. First printing. A photographical autobiography with over 1100 black and white images of the various objects in his life including numerous shots of his personal library. A clean very near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket but for a small tape stain to the verso of the top of the rear panel that was needlessly put there. One of his best books (Parr & Badger v2, 155)

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Free To Choose: A Personal Statement

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box. Rare, especially signed and inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Vingt-quatre murmures en novembre

      Éditions du Noroît, Saint-Lambert /Québec 1980 - Non paginé. Traces de mouillures au boîtier. Petites taches à la chemise. Complet des 24 gravures en eau-forte et taille douce. L'un des 24 exemplaires avec un cuivre percé après tirage, ex. no. 3/24/60. Signé au colophon par l'auteur et l'artiste. Boîtier de Pierre Ouvrard. [Hould, 34]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion (LILA/ILAB)]
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        Waiting for the Barbarians

      Johannesburg: Raven Press, 1980.. First South African edition of the author&#39;s masterpiece. Octavo, original black cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Signed by Coetzee on the title page. Fine in the usual spine faded dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Cosmos

      New York: Random House, 1980.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Carl Sagan on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare signed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Josef Sudek. Profily z praci mistru ceskoslovenske fotografie.

      Prague: Panorama 1980 - Quarto 29.7 x 20.7 cm, folio wrappers, 28pp., with 18 full page bromograph prints and a additional sheet. Josef Sudek (1896-1976) is the most renowned Czech photographer of the 20th century. An overview of his work is presented here, along with an important illustrated essay by the historian Petr Tausk. This is the first of a series Profiles of Master Photographers of Czechoslovakia, printed in five languages. This copy fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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        Two Holographic Poems. Metaphor: Like: = I [&] II

      1980. A two-part poem penned by Gregory Corso for his friend Fred Martin, Managing Editor at New Directions. Apocryphally at least, Corso "writ out" the poem for Martin at a bibulous evening at one of New York&#39;;s watering holes. In his time at New Directions, Martin worked with Corso, as well as Allen Ginsberg, Tennessee Williams, William Carlos Williams, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. "Metaphor" is a variation on Corso&#39;;s poem "Piffle", published in 1980 -- the same year the poem was "writ out for Fred Martin." Shortly thereafter, following the assassination of John Lennon, the poem was reworked and retitled "For John Lennon." Corso&#39;;s practice seems to have been constantly to re-write, revise, and recycle his poems, perhaps to fit the occasion.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Book of the New Sun: Shadow of the Torturer ---with Claw of the Conciliator ---with Sword of the Lictor ---with Citadel of the Autarch ---with Castle of the Otter ---5 Volumes, Signed By Gene Wolfe

      N.Y.: Simon and Schuster and Timescape Books, 1980, 1981, 1981, 1983, 1st edition, 1st Printing for All ---with Willimantic, CT.: Ziesing Brothers, 1982, Book Club Edition -----------5 volumes, hardcover, all are Near Fine / Fine copies, all are in Very Good+ / Near Fine price clipped dustjackets, SHADOW, CLAW, SWORD and CITADEL are 1st edition, 1st printing copies, CASTLE is a Book Club Edition, all are signed and inscribed by WOLFE, CASTLE has had a name written and crossed out by WOLFE (apparently GW was flustered by a VERY luscious redhead who was having her books signed and so GW signed this copy with her name even tho&#39; she had walked away ---he was likely still watching her out of the corner of his eye and thus the error ---signed to the former owner with apologies), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good+ price Clipped. Illus. by Don Maitz and Stephen Fabian Cover Art .

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Sequel to &#145;The Hitch Hiker&#146;s Guide to the Galaxy&#146;

      London: Arthur Baker, 1980.. First edition. Octavo, original green boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows just light toning to the inner front flap. Signed by the author on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Frank Lloyd Wright: Wallcoverings (title from cover) (Wright). Trade Catalogue

      Newark, DE/ Scottsdale, AZ: Schumacher Co./ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Frank Lloyd Wright: Wallcoverings (title from cover) (Wright). Trade catalogue.- Newark, DE/ Scottsdale, AZ. Schumacher Co./ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. There are seventy pages that are numbered corresponding to listed samples. There are 17 unpaged samples which are borders that go along with the wallpaper samples. Then there are six interior scenes showing of the wallpaper and other Wright inspired designs. Then there are another eleven pages of textile designs for sheers, panels, prints, wovens, and rugs. Extremely rare to find a wright Catalog with actual samples. We did not find a date but it appears based on research that this is from the 1980's. Wright catalogs are EXTREMELY RARE. Condition:The book is in Very Good + condition. It measures 9 inches by 12 inches. The covers have minor edge wear. The contents are tightly bound and secured with two metal bolts as issued. The contents are almost Like New. There is a very strong paint and wallpaper odor associated with this book when it is opened. There is no mold. The buyer would do well to let the book sit open. Please write with questions.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mikandra Books]
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        Satan Says

      Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1980. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. This is a higly collectable first edition of the author&#39;s first book. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. Also laid into the book is a note written by Olds in which she thanks a correspondent their nice note. Signed by the author on the title page. This book is from the library of well known Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        THE INVISIBLE MAN (Franklin leatherbound, plus Notes from the Editor)

      Franklin Center, PA : Franklin Library 1980 - SIGNED in dark blue ink by author JOHN CHEEVER on third free endpaper (bound in, not tipped in); tissue guard laid in. 1980 Franklin Library Signed Limited Edition leatherbound collector's edition. Includes a special message by the author, plus original booklet Notes from the Editor included. Condition: fine; as new; unread. Rich cranberry red hand-cut full leather boards with ornate gilt design. Hubbed spine. red silk moire endpapers; matching bound-in ribbon. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked, unread. All edges gilt; very slight speckling to the gilt. Illustrations by Will Harmuth. No marks, bookplates, or signs of prior ownership. A gorgeous book that feels wonderful in the hand. Packaged with care and shipped in a box to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee; no sale is final until you are satisfied. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookshelves-USA (IOBA)]
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        John Bewick A Selection of Wood Engravings. Being Impressions from Original Wood-blocks

      Newcastle upon Tyne: David Esslemont. Fine condition with red slipcase. 1980. Limited Edition [40/140]. Red quarter-leather cover with marbled boards and gilt titles. 250mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 24pp. Wood-block engravings. Scotch Roman Type. BFK Rives Velin Cuve paper. Printed on a Columbian Press by hand on dampened paper. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        FLATLAND: A Romance of Many Dimensions [With the Introduction &#147;Flatland Revisited&#148; by Ray Bradbury]

      San Francisco: Arion Press, 1980. LIMITED EDITION, one of only 275 numbered copies signed by Andrew Hoyem and Ray Bradbury. Printed on T.H. Saundrs hot-press finish, mould-made paper. Illustrated with fourteen line drawings and ten die-cuts by Andrew Hoyem, colours and gray backgrounds done by hand, in Univers, composed of Monotype then reset, initials in Gil Shadow. Folio, accordion style with aluminum covers impressed with black lettering, in a hinged aluminum container with metal clasp, prospectus laid-in. Fifty-six folded panels. A very fine copy, pristine and as mint, with just a bit of the completely inevitable evidence of movement where the aluminum covers slip into the aluminum case. NOW VERY SCARCE, A UNIQUELY DESIGNED AND PRINTED ENTRY FROM THE ARION PRESS. This was the seventh book produced by the press while under the direction of Andrew Hoyem. It was one of the press&#146; most commercially successful productions, and certainly one of its most aesthetically unusual. "The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions." - Isaac Asimov. Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838-1926) has been ranked as one of the leading scholars and theologians of the Victorian era. He received highest honors in mathematics, classics, and theology at St. John&#39;s College, Cambridge, and in 1862 began a brilliant career, during which he served as schoolmaster of some of England&#39;s outstanding schools. At the same time he distinguished himself as a scholar, and in 1889 he retired to his studies. One of his few works of fiction, Flatland, has given pleasure to thousands of readers over many generations Unless you&#39;re a mathematician, the chance of you reading a novel about geometry is probably near zero. But this work is a classic and would be considered a great read by most anyone. FLATLAND imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is. But one Flatlander, A. Square, discovers the existence of a third dimension and thus the limits of his world&#39;s assumptions about reality. And, in the spirit of GULLIVER&#146;S TRAVELS, FLATLAND comes across as quite a humourous satire on society and the class distinctions of Victorian England. If you&#39;ve ever wondered what a 4th dimension would look like, FLATLAND provides a lens through which you can imagine that extension out of our 3D world. Abbot accomplishes this by describing the eye-opening extension of his narrator&#39;s 2D world when visited by a 3D apparition, a "sphere". His framing of the foundational issues through the experiences of what you&#39;d expect to be the most "two dimensional&#148; character in fiction are really quite engaging. The story line is as interesting as the mathematics and the mathematics are beyond fascinating. Predating Einstein and the Quantum Theory by decades, FLATLAND may have helped to open the minds of people to the entirely new ways of viewing our reality. The changes which would soon be coming could hardly have been envisioned in Victorian England. The book is a classic of theoretical physics rendered for accessible for layman&#146;s use and it is a classic of science fiction which lays the groundwork for countless such literary explorations in the 20th century and beyond.

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        BARN BLIND.

      Harper & Row, New York 1980 - First edition of the author's first book, signed by Smiley on the title page. A near fine copy, light foxing to top edge [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
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        The Day After Superman Died

      Northridge, California: Lord John Press 1980, 1st edition, limited 39/50. (Hardcover) 48 [1]. Near fine. Octavo. Navy blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine (some light discolouration from dust to spine). Green and blue decorative marbled paper covered boards. Green endpapers. Clean, tight text block. A lovely copy. A limited first edition printing with 300 numbered copies and 50 deluxe copies specially bound, all signed by the author on the colophon page in blue ink. Kenneth Elton "Ken" Kesey was an American author, best known for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo&#39;s Nest (1962), and as a counter-cultural figure who considered himself a link between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. This short story is a fictional account of the death of Neal Leon Cassady (February 8, 1926 &#150; February 4, 1968) who was also a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic movement of the 1960s. He also served as the model for the character Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac&#39;s novel on the Road..

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        Barn Blind [Signed]

      New York: Harper & Row, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (spine ends pushed, light corner bumping), in a Fine dust jacket (tiny closed tear to bottom of rear panel), SIGNED BY JANE SMILEY on the half-title and there inscribed and dated by her as follows: "To &#39;Aunt&#39; Ginny - / With best wishes, / Jane Smiley / Apr 19, 1981"; Jane Smiley&#39;s debut book centered around a mother who has all elements of her life in order until her children begin to act strangely and her husband -- who she barely tolerates -- begins to act madly in love with her. (Smiley later won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Literature for "A Thousand Acres", 1991.) Copies in as good a condition are are this book and dust jacket are not at all common. Altogether a Very Good + to Near Fine copy of an important debut book, SIGNED BY JANE SMILEY.

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        ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: WERKE 1950-1980 ("ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: WORKS 1950-1980")

      Berlin, Germany: Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin, 1980. First Edition. First Printing.. Softcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. Berlin, Germany: Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin, 1980. Softcover. Fine/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 397 pages. Retrospective exhibition monograph. One of the most beautiful and important books on the art of Robert Rauschenberg. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The book is now rare. A brilliant production by Robert Rauschenberg and Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Art by Robert Rauschenberg. Curated with an Introduction by Dieter Ruckhaberle. Essays by various contributors. The pieces are in both the original German and felicitous English translations. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Berlin, Germany to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is stunning while the photographs of the actual installations, which give us an idea of the exhibition itself, cannot be improved upon. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibition of the same name which commenced at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin from March 23 through May 4, 1980. The show travelled on to Dusseldorf, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Munich in 1980 and 1981. Presents the finest and most representative works by the American artist. Among the notable beauties is the inclusion of Rauschenberg&#39;s "Inferno" in its entirety. This German publication will always be among the best monographs on his work, according to Rauschenberg himself, who was extremely pleased with the care, meticulousness, and dedication that were put into it. "A protean genius who showed America that all of life could be open to art. Rauschenberg didn&#39;t give a fig for consistency or curating his reputation; his taste was always facile, omnivorous, and hit-or-miss, yet he had a big-ness of soul and a richness of temperament that recalled Walt Whitman" (Robert Hughes). "My fear is that something interesting will happen, and I&#39;ll miss it" (Robert Rauschenberg). A "must-have" title for Robert Rauschenberg collectors. <b><i> This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in purple marker by Robert Rauschenberg. This is an Import title, was not distributed outside Germany, and is now highly collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. According to dealers who knew him, Rauschenberg basically stopped signing books in the 1990&#39;s. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> 238 plates. One of the greatest artists of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG).

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        BIRDS OF PREY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

      Johannesburg: Winchester Press, 1980. First Edition, Limited to 1500 copies only. Beautifully illustrated with a coloured frontispiece and 140 colour-plates by C.G. Finch-Davies 4to, publisher&#146;s brown polished cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, housed in the original pictorial dustjacket and slipcase. 339 pp. An extremely fine, as mint copy, unopened, dustjacket pristine, in original cardboard slipcase. FIRST EDITION, SUBSCRIBERS&#146; ISSUE, LIMITED AND BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED. A MINT COPY. &#147;The Birds of Prey of Southern Africa is the showcase for the wonderful paintings of birds of prey by the late Claude Gibney Finch-Davis. It is sixty years since this talented artist, or world standard, died tragically. His life and the circumstances surrounding his death are described in a brief biography contained in the book. He illustrated all the birds of prey, including, owls, known in southern Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century - and only eight other species have been discovered since that time. He depicted the various plummages as they occur with great accuracy and detail so that this collection provides a fine reference source. The text, by Dr. Alan Kemp of the Travel Museum in Pretoria, is a narrative account of each species known in southern Africa, extracting the essence of their biology and of birds of prey in general. It relies on the masterly illustrations to document details of colour and structure, the functions and adaptations of which are discussed in the text. Superb artwork and readable text combine to provide and enjoyable reference work abut this impressive group of birds, many of which are suffering a the hand of man.&#148;

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        Fiorucci The Book

      New York: Harlin Quist, 1980. First Edition. Softcover.. VG+. 4to, Unpaginated. Spiral bound. Mad fluro colour ilustrations and photographs. First and only edition. Notoriously fragile. A little rubbing to cover and edges, in a much better condition than usually seen. More images available on request. Mental book about the &#39;Daytime Studio 54&#39;. Filled full of the famous Fiorucci graphics and anecdotes from its heyday. Popular with everybody from Warhol, Farah Fawcett, Marc Jacobs, Madonna, Lauren Bacall, Haring, Maripol, Jackie O, Gloria Vanderbilt, Calvin Klein etc. to the Paninaro kids in Milan. "A celebration of Fiorucci fashion and flash. More than a store, more than a line of clothes, Fiorucci is a whole point of view. Fiorucci invented junky chic and the whole world is buying it". A true pop phenomenon. Amazing.

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        RACING WITH DAVID BROWN ASTON MARTINS. Volumes I and II. Signed copy

      Isleworth, Transport Bookman Ltd, 1980.. 2 volumes, complete set, Volume II compiled and edited by Chris Nixon, SIGNED BY 14 MEMBERS OF THE RACING FRATERNITY AND BY THE TWO AUTHORS. FIRST EDITIONS 1980, 4to, approximately 280 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, dark green boards, gilt lettered spine, illustrated profusely with black and white photographs, pages: xiii, 250 including index; x, 249 including index. No owner inscriptions, both volumes very good in very good dustwrappers. On the front endpapers of Volume II are the original signatures in various inks of Stirling Moss, Roy Salvadori, Tony Brooks, Eric Thompson, B. Bira, Prof. Eberan-Eberhorst, Gillian Harris, Carroll Shelby, Geoff Duke, Innes Ireland, Jack Fairman, the two authors and Louis Klemantaski who took many of the photographs. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy item which may require extra postage.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Scarlet Ruse (First Edition, inscribed in the year of publication)

      New York: J.B. Lippincott and Thomas Y. Crowell, 1980. First American hardcover edition. Very nicely INSCRIBED by MacDonald in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "For Louise and Joe / Best regards from yr ol&#39; friend / John D. MacD / 15 May 1980 / Forgot to bring this to your party. We had a fine time. We left on that train that went through." Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. From the library of noted collector Duke Collier, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. A Travis McGee thriller.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Codice Tudela

      Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, Madrid 1980 - 2 volumes in slipcase. Volume 1 Text: 315 pages with tables, figures and bibliography. Volume 2 accordion facsimile codex. Folio (12" x 9") bound in original cloth beige cloth with brown lettering to spine and cover. Prolog by Donald Robertson. Epilog by Wigberto Jimenez Moreno. Correlation of the codex by Ferdinand Anders and S Jeffrey K Wilkerson. First edition. Museo de America, Codice del. Codex Tudela. Costumbres, Fiestas, Enterramientos y diversas Formas de Proceder de los Inidos de la Nueva Espana. Museo de America, Madrid. Ritual-calendrical and ethnographic. Valley of Mexico c 1553(?). European paper. 119 leaves. The discovery of this major manuscript was announced at the 28th International Congress of Americanists in Paris in 1947 by Tudela. Part of its pictorial content is a version of material in other manuscripts of the Magliabecchiano Group. The first four leaves have six full-figure portraits of various Indian types (Mexican woman, Tarascan Indian, Yope Indian, etc) and a drawing of a maguey plant. Five or six missing leaves had similar drawings, to judge from copied captions in the Escorial copy of the text. The next four parts of the codex contain: (1) drawings and Spanish texts illustrative of the gods and ceremonies of the 18 months of the 365 day year; (2) drawings and texts of other ceremonies, gods, sacrifices and customs; (3) year symbols for a 52-year period; and (4) drawings of ritual symbols on blankets. The drawings of the four parts parallel those in Codex Magliabecchiano, but the Spanish texts in the two manuscripts are different and each manuscript has drawings not in the other. Five pages from the sections cognate with Codex Magliabecciano have been previously published. The final section of the codex contains: (1) a Spanish text describing the native calendar in terms of the 20-day periods subdivided into periods of 13 and 7 days and (2) drawings and Spanish texts depicting and describing the 260-day divinatory almanac. The highly detailed latter section contains almost unique data relating to a four-way division of the tonalpohualli (four direction trees), pairs of gods for 13-eay periods, as well as data on the 13 birds and the Nine Lords of the Night. The final page has a drawing of a spread deerskin with day signs attributed to different parts of the body. This drawing, which has been published, was at that time the only part of this section of the codex that had been published. Condition: Text and codex in fine condition. Slipcase good with title "Tudela" written on the spine, some tear to edges and tape repair to spine foot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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