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        Small Paintings of the Masters : Masterpieces Reproduced in Actual Size / Edited by Leslie Shore ; Introduction by Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      New York : Created By Shorewood Fine Art Books ; Redding, Conn. : Published By Woodbine Books, 1980. 1st edition, limited. An exceptional set; 3 fine volumes in gilt-blocked full leather. Tight, bright, clean and sharp. Literally as new, unopened, and still in the Publishers packaging and box. ; 0 pages; Plates printed on Paloma coated matte, text on Patapar parchment. Marble endpapers by Kellor Dorian Putois, Paris. Limited Edition, No. 396 of 1, 250 copies. Description: 3 v. : col. Ill. ; 47 cm. Subjects: Painting --Catalogs. Painting, Italian--14th century. Painting, Italian--15th century.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Theater Life)

      Moscow: The Ministry of Culture of the RSFSR, The All-Union Theatre Society, The RSFSR Writers Union. 1980 - Folio. Full year's publication of 24 bi-monthly ssues.With its first issue published in 1958, the magazine is a collection of critical reviews of the productions of Russian theaters, profiles of theater directors, actors and designers as well as analysis of the results of theatrical seasons. Compared with Teatr magazine that is traditionally connected with the study of the classical theater and the analysis of general trends,Teatralnaya Zhizn gravitates towards theater journalism, at times devoting whole issues or sections to new figures and trends. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        A Philip Roth Reader

      Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1980 - A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, signed by Roth on the title page. First printing, 1980, stated on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Berkeley: Blue Wind Press, 1980. Second edition. Hardcover. Fine. Oblong 8vo. Original red cloth; no DJ, as issued. Fine. One of 175 copies numbered and SIGNED by Burroughs, this #46. Second American edition. Illustrated by Robert F. Gale. Uncommon. [Schottlaender A31c].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        I Shop Therefore I Am.

      Köln: Kölischer Kunstverein, (1980s). - 10 3/4 x 17 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. red & black printed paper bag. Edition of 9,000. Published on the occasion of the exhibition. Mint condition

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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      Locarno: Atelier Lafranca, , 1980. Ottimo (Fine). Impressione a secco originale, numerata e firmata a matita dall'Artista. Edizione di 500 esemplare di cui i primi 50, numerati da 1 a 50, firmati dall'Artista, gli altri 450 contrassegnati con il timbro a secco del nome dell'Artista e del titolo, realizzati per la cartella "Bon a tirer", con opere di OP. Stein, A. Evrard M. Wyss, G. Camesi, F. Lafranca, W. Lavater, B. Baeriswyl, E. Castellani, A. Charrua, P, Dorazio, G. Honegger, E. Keller, U, Monico, F. Paolucci, I. Valenti, L. Zack. Cm 8,2 x 8,2 (Foglio 30,5 ripiegato x 15). . Ottimo (Fine). Tiratura 450 + 50 + 5 pda.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        bibliografia del folklore de guatemala, 1892-1980

      Univ. de San Carlos de Guatemala, 1980-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Ex-library paperback (rebound as hardcover) in very nice condition with the usual markings and attachments. Text block clean and unmarked. Tight binding.

      [Bookseller: GuthrieBooks]
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        Park City

      Albuquerque, NM & New York: Artspace Press and Castelli Graphics, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. One of only 3000 copies printed. Text by Gus Blaisdell who was a long time friend of Baltz. A collection of 102 black and white photographs all taken in Park City, UT which truly exemplify the New Topographics movement. An as new copy in as new jacket and only recently removed from the original shrinkwrap. A remarkable copy. (Parr & Badger v2, 34)

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      Berkeley: Blue Wind Press, 1980. Second edition. Hardcover. Fine. Oblong 8vo. Original red cloth; no DJ, as issued. Fine. One of 175 copies numbered and SIGNED by Burroughs, this #46. Second American edition. Illustrated by Robert F. Gale. Uncommon. [Schottlaender A31c].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Screenplay]: Sex and Violence . a universal love story

      Universal City Studios, Inc., Universal City 1980 - Second draft dated January, 1980. Quarto. 111 photomechanically printed leaves printed rectos only and bradbound into printed yellow Universal City Studios wrappers. On front wrap is an Inscription in the hand of Francis Ford Coppola (listed as Executive Producer): "Please Read. Love, F." On the title page in ink is written "Coppola Workbook" in an unknown hand. An unproduced screenplay that nevertheless enjoyed (and collected) some currency, reportedly optioned for $100,000. Klein was more successful as a television writer co-creating *The Larry Sanders Show*, and writing significant episodes of *Buffalo Bill* and *Cosby* among many others. *OCLC* locates no copies of the script. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Memoria dell’estate

      Capitol, 1980. 8vo (cm. 24), 186 pp. con alcuni disegni e 28 fotografiche su tavole f.t. Legatura ed. in piena tela fig. con sovrac. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione con dedica e disegno dell’Autore (Roma, 1986) all’occhietto.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        New York 7 p.m.

      Roma: Il Torchio Romano, , 1980. Molto Buono (Very Good). Litografia originale a sei colori. cm 69x49. Molto Buono (Very Good). Tiratura: 80 + XX.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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      The Pemberton Press, Austin 1980 - Frontispiece facsimile. Austin: The Pemberton Press, 1980. First edition, #45 of 64 copies containing an original leaf from the 1876 first edition and signed by the author. "W.W. Heartsill's Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army is the rarest and most coveted book on the American Civil War. Only one hundred copies were printed, of which merely a handful have survived. The book has many unique and extraordinary features which make it a high spot in such varied collecting fields as Texana, Civil War History, Photographica, and Printing History." Quarto. Original linen-covered boards over a brown morocco spine, with dark brown titles. The spine is lightly faded; else fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: johnson rare books & archives, ABAA]
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        [Broadside]: Gay Youth of New York ... Peer Rap for 21 Yrs. & Under

      New York: Come! Unity Press. 1980. Broadside. Measuring 10.75" x 17". Illustrated and printed in four colors on white paper stock. Just about fine. Features an illustration by "Aner" of a longhaired blonde youth wearing a stylized outfit. In small print, the printer Come! Unity Press notes that the press helps activist learn how to do their own printing. OCLC appears to locate no copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Möbel Silkunde. Europäische Möbel aus acht Jahrhunderten .

      Bertelsamnn, 1980 - 160 Seiten mit zahlreichen farb. Abb., gut erhalten m Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Pankow Park Lydia Wägner]
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        Risveglio di primavera. Una serata rock.

      1980. Legno originale per xilografia, inciso su due lati, in pero di testa, di cm. 28 x 36. Firma in basso.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Cicerone M.T.]
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        African Chair Lithograph Print

      The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn 1980 - A beautiful 17" x 20" lithographic print by a leading realist American painter, Philip Pearlstein. The image shows an African American nude woman reclining in a chair and features fine beautiful details that Pearlstein is noted for. The print is signed and dated in pencil and is no. 30/125. Faint wear to the very top edge of the print. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ira Joel Haber - Cinemage Books]
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        American Ballet [Alexander Godunov, Martine Von Hamel, Anthony Dowell, Natalia Makarova, Fernando Bujones, and Cynthia Gregory]

      Lithograph, 16 1/4 x 21 inches. Signed by Hirschfeld and numbered 6/250 in pencil, lower margin. 1980. Framed. "I had a lot more fun than usual doing this one. As I look at the visual motif now, the dancers look like treble clefs almost, or like musical instruments in the way they blend together. The sweeping line works beautifully in this drawing. Ballet, of course, has a lot of that boundless energy, that flying around the stage, that I like so much. In fact the ground is only hinted at here with that one thin bending line - or maybe its a horizon line, and who knows how high up in the air they might be cavorting about."

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        My Book of Flowers.

      4to., original cloth with dust wrapper. A very good copy. First edition, inscribed by Princess Grace of Monaco "To Fleur & Tom with love Grace." From the book, "Among the more recent flower designs is one done by my friend Fleur Cowles for Denby-Limoges. Fleur is a specially talented woman successful at whatever she does - writing, editing, painting and being a hostess. Her passion for nature can be clearly seen in her paintings, which are peopled not only with overgrown flowers but with birds and beasts, all set in dream-like jungle sequences. Thouigh she lives in England and Spain, her paintings are exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world." Of Princess Grace, Fleur wrote, "I had known her very well for almost forty years since Cary Grant brought her to dinner in New York. I can describe her in a few words: she was good, not bad. She was happy about her life, not sad. She loved all her children and they loved her. So did Prince Rainier, and everyone who really knew her (including the population of Monaco"

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Pin-Pon ! (Albums du PÃ re Castor)

      Flammarion 1980 - Paperback; French language; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; Illustrator: Veronique Ageorges; a fair reading copy. 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: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        A Killing Kindness - SIGNED by Warren Clarke and Reginald HIll

      Collins, 1980 A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1980. SIGNED without dedication to the title page by Reginald Hill and additionally signed by Warren Clarke to the ffep (actor who played Detective Andy Dalziel in the successful BBC adaptation). A fine book (one small biro tick to ffep) in a near fine wrapper which is a touched rubbed to extremities. Rare double signed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Very rare tour poster signed "Bob Marley", (1945-81, Bob, Nesta, Jamaican Reggae musician)

      1980 - for the Uprising Tour, showing Bob, half-length holding his signature Gibson, wearing a red, white and blue tank top with his dreadlocks flowing, above the 'Uprising' album logo, with a Jamaican flag in the top left hand corner with the letters B.M.W printed across, above the words 'No Access on Stage, Not Transferable', with Bob Marley and the Wailers written in red down the side and along the bottom Marley is quoted in black, "Dem a go tired fe see me face, Can't get me out a the race", 33" x 22", no place, The Uprising Tour was the last time Bob Marley and the Wailers would play in concert before Marley's tragic death. It was on the penultimate gig in Madison Square Garden that Marley collapsed and was later diagnosed with the cancer that eventually killed him early the next year. It was the Pittsburgh Stanley Theatre that hosted the last gig of this tour and the last gig for Bob Marley.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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      London Cape 1980 - 176 S. Orig.-Pappbd m. Orig.-Umschlag. Erste Ausgabe des ersten Romans von Barnes. - Mit einer Widmung des Autors für Otmar Meisel, datiert London August 1986. Beiliegend eine handschriftliche Briefkarte von Barnes an Meisel, in der auf seine bervorstehende Veröffentlichung von "Staring at the sun" und die Veröffentlichung seiner Werke bei Haffmans zu sprechen kommt, signiert u. datiert 8th August 1986. - Umschlag minimal berieben, vorderer Deckel unten leicht gestaucht. Gutes Exemplar. - First edition of the first novel of Barnes. Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (binding slightly bumped, dustjacket minimally rubbed, price-clipped with the publisher's 7.95 sticker directly above). Inscribed by the author to Otmar Meisel on the front free endpaper, dated London August 1986. Inserted is a manuscript letter card by Barnes to Meisel, signed and dated 8th August 1986. "I'm delighted you enjoyed Metroland. I'm delighted you are recommanding my book to your friends - over the next year or two Haffmans of Zurich are going to publish all my books in German". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR]
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        La Plume, Numéro Consacré a Alphonse Mucha. Littéraire, Artistique et Social.No 1971- 1er Juillet 1897ff. angebunden dass.: Numero 138 Puvis de Chavannes 15 Janvier 1895 ff.

      Ss. (393-487 68 S. 8 Farbig bedruckte Originalbroschur in zeitgenössischem Halbledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und reicher floraler Verzierung. Th./ B. XXX, 210 Katalog Darmstadt 1980, I 10 Die gesuchte Sondernummer der "Plume" in sechs Heften (Juli-Sept. 1897 kplt.) zu dem Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) mit seinem schon ikonongraphichen Umschlagentwurf. Überreich mit über 100 Abbildungen illustriert und beschrieben. Das fundamentales Werk über den herausragenden Jugendstilkünstler erschien zur Austellung von 1897 in den Räumen von "La Plume" und diente als Katalog. Angebunden die Nummer 138 (1895) zu dem Maler Puvis de Chavannes. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit einigen kleinen Markierungen am Rand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Original Signed Photograph

      1980. Autograph. Fine. No Binding. Signed by Author(s). Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. This is an ORIGINAL hand signed glossy 11 x 14 borderless COLOR photo of the great Fred Astaire with his very own autograph It's been in my collection for a number of years and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Todd Mueller of Colorado Aprings, CO. You are not likely to see something this spectacular again anytime soon!.

      [Bookseller: Rare Finds Booksellers]
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        Au pays des malices

      First edition, one of 60 numbered copies on chiffon Lana royal paper, the only large paper copies.Text preceded by an interview with Serge Gainsbourg by Alain Coelho.With 10 hors texte illustrations.One small clear stain to foot of spine.A good and rare copy. Le temps singulier Nantes 1980 14,5x23cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      New York: Harmony Books,, 1980. Quarto. Original cream cloth, titles to spine in black. With the photographic dust jacket. 74 full page illustrations printed by offset lithograph in six colours on Kromekote stock art paper. Dust jacket mildly tanned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Penn on the half-title "For Andrew French", dated New York 1989.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1980. First Edition . Signed. KING, Stephen. Firestarter. New York: Viking, (1980). Octavo, original half red cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First trade edition of this horror novel about government intrusion and pyrokinetics, boldly inscribed by King: ""For Linda—with best wishes—Stephen King 6/11/86.""""I like to scare people,"" said Stephen King. ""I like to go for the jugular"" (New York Times). ""Rooted in the topical realities of the notorious CIA drug experimentsÂ… Firestarter has the nitty-gritty reality we've come to expect of King,"" fulfilling ""John D. MacDonald's prediction that King would get away from writing books about 'spooks and spells and slitherings in the cellar"" (Leiber in Fear Itself, 111-12). First trade edition, first printing: with no edition statement or printings noted. Preceded only by a signed limited edition published in the same year. Basis for the 1984 film starring Drew Barrymore. Underwood & Miller, 254. Horror Literature 4-131. Owner pencil notation.A fine inscribed copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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      Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1980 First edition, first printingOctavo. Original quarter blue cloth, blue boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket.A superb copy in the dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page.[203]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        He:/She (Signed Limited Edition)

      Chicago: A Chicago Book, 1980. First edition. Oblong softcover. Number 6 of only 15 special copies of this charming spiral bound made to look like a notebook with lined text pages. Includes 10 original Polaroid images from the iconic SX-70 camera. A fine copy in spiral bound wrappers and housed in a cloth slipcase. Signed and numbered by Heinecken on the title page. A terrific artist book.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Confessions of a pro-life abortionist

      Detroit: Vinco Press, 1980. 240p., first edition, very good hardcover in a slightly edge-worn dj which states "Limited, pre-publication edition" on the rear flap. Scarce autobiography of the African American doctor based in Detroit. In the 1940s he was involved with the Trotskyist movement and remained involved with left-wing politics in Detroit. He we also the main abortionist in Detroit before Roe v. Wade. This autobiography also discusses issues ranging from racism during the Depression to the author's big game hunting, FBI investigations and jail time, and medical perspectives on homosexuality and women's liberation.

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books, ABAA]
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        Ogden Tanner: Biber und andere Teichbewohner. Waschbären, Otter, Bisamratten, Elche, Fische, Frösche, Schlangen, Schildkröten, Vögel, Wasserinsekten, Spinnen. Aus dem Englischen von Margret Auer. Mit vielen farbigen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln, Übersichten und Zeichnungen.

      München, Christian. 1980. 1. Auflage. 4°. [23,2 : 26,6 cm = B 128 Seiten. Mit einer Bibliographie und einem Register. Farbig illustrierter Originalpappband. - Ein sehr gut erhaltenes, neuwertiges Exemplar ohne Eintragungen. = Die Welt der wilden Tiere / Ein Time-Life Television Buch.Versand D: 4,70 EUR Biologie, englische Literatur in Deutsch, Illustriertes Buch, pictorial copy, Photographie, Zoologie

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        was - wenn/ was nicht/ wenn nicht. Text von Y [d.i. Ralf Winkler bzw. A.R. Penk]

      Galerie Rudolf Springer, Berlin 1980 Leinen Wie Neu Hartkarton-Schuber, intakt. Leinen-Einband (von Rudolf Möller) mit montiertem Fronttitel, Rückenschildchen. Gesamtauflage: 45 signierte und nummerierte Exemplaren, hier Nr 7. Nicht paginiert. Mit Originalradierungen auf Tafeln von Christa Dichgans, zwischengebundene Texte in Rot von Ralf Winkler auf Transparentpapier. Im Druckvermerk von der Künstlerin signiert und von Ralph Winkler in zwei Farben signiert (gedruckt!). - Weitgehend unbekannte Folge von zeitkritischen Radierungen der Berliner Pop Art-Künstlerin. Eine Rarität in tadellosem Zustand! +++ This is a collector-piece by Christa Dichgans (born 1940) Berlin-based German painter, associated with the Pop Art movement. Texts by Ralf Winkler (Ralf Winkler, alias A.R. Penck (born 1939) german painter, printmaker, sculptor, and jazz drummer. 45 copies of this rare book were issued, here number 7. Signed by Christa Dichgans. Mint condition. +++ 15,5 x 22 cm, 0,9 kg. +++ Deutsche Pop Art Numeriert Limitiert Signed Inscribed Copy Versand D: 5,50 EUR Deutsche Pop Art Numeriert Limitiert Signed Inscribed Copy

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        Ici et maintenant

      - Fayard, Paris 1980, 14,5x22,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 50 copie numerate sul Giappone bambù Navarra, solo carta di grandi dimensioni. Molto bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon bambou de Navarre, seuls grands papiers. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Maybe You Should Fly a Jet!

      Random House, 1980 A rare Seuss title, published under the alternative pseudonym Theo. LeSieg, which is Geisel (Seuss's real name) spelled backwards. Very good in boards with wear at the top and bottom of the spine and in the corners, with complete row of numbers from 10 to 1 on the copyright page.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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      ELECTA, 1980. ITALIANO 0,91 Traduzione dai testi originali inglese e spagnolo a cura di Anna Bacigalupo, Paola Cusumano e Massimo Parizzi, numerose illustrazioni in nero nei testi e fuori testo in pagine leggermente ingiallite ai bordi da fattore tempo, brossura editoriale illustrata, leggermente ingiallita e con lievissimi segni di usura, dorso ingiallito ed ombrato USATO

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        Sander, Becher Exhibition Catalogue

      , 1980. 1980. First Edition . Signed. BECHER, Bernhard, BERND, Hilla and SANDER, August. August Sander, Fotografien von 1906-1945. Bernhard und Hilla Becher, Forografien von 1961-1980. Eine Ausstellung in der Ständigen Vertretung der Bundesrupublik Deutschland. (Köln: Rheinland-Verlag, 1980). Square quarto, original stiff photographic wrappers. $2800.First edition of this major exhibition catalogue, the first photobook to link in one volume the images of Sander, and of Bernhard and Hilla Becher, a scarce presentation/association copy inscribed on the half title by Hilla Becher to leading photographer/publisher Ralph Gibson,

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books ]
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        Popism. The Warhol '60s.

      1980. First Edition . Signed. WARHOL, Andy and HACKETT, Pat. POPism. The Warhol '60s. New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1980). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of Warhol's 1980 memoir, with 16 pages of photographic images featuring Warhol and his famous friends, inscribed: ""To Yvonne love Andy Warhol,"" with a symbol scrawled below, and additionally signed on the front panel of the dust jacket.Warhol wrote this memoir with his frequent collaborator and long-time friend, Pat Hackett. Together, the pair wanted to depict the height of the Pop movement—1960 to 1969—by focusing on Warhol's art and film work. Based largely on the audiotapes that Warhol recorded during the time in question, the work features many anecdotes about celebrities and people who frequented the Factory, Warhol's New York studio. ""A vivid re-creation of a great time to live and a great time to die"" (Martin Scorsese). The ""Yvonne"" to whom this copy is inscribed may be Yvonne Rainer, the American dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker, known for her experiments in minimalism. She was one of Warhol's close friends and inspired his famous 1963 film, ""Sleep."" Small bookseller sticker to front flap of dust jacket.Book very nearly fine, with a bit of offsetting from inscription to adjacent pages. Dust jacket about-fine, with only mild toning to spine. A lovely inscribed and twice signed copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Selbst mit Butt und Federn. - [Signierte Radierung].

      1980 1980 - Radierung: Blattma

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Sander, Becher Exhibition Catalogue

      1980. First Edition . Signed. BECHER, Bernhard, BERND, Hilla and SANDER, August. August Sander, Fotografien von 1906-1945. Bernhard und Hilla Becher, Forografien von 1961-1980. Eine Ausstellung in der Ständigen Vertretung der Bundesrupublik Deutschland. (Köln: Rheinland-Verlag, 1980). Square quarto, original stiff photographic wrappers. $2800.First edition of this major exhibition catalogue, the first photobook to link in one volume the images of Sander, and of Bernhard and Hilla Becher, a scarce presentation/association copy inscribed on the half title by Hilla Becher to leading photographer/publisher Ralph Gibson, “For Ralph, from Hilla,” with Gibson’s ownership stamp, featuring 60 handsome full-page duotones.Appearing on the ten-year anniversary of the photobook Anonyme Skulpturen (Anonymous Sculptures), this important exhibition catalogue brings together three giants of 20th-century photography— Bernhard Becher, Hilla Becher and Weimar portraitist August Sander. This is notably the first work to substantially link, in one volume, their seminal contribution to photography, and this copy is especially notable in its inscription by Hilla Becher to photographer/publisher Ralph Gibson, whose Lustrum Press was revolutionary in offering photographers such as Robert Frank “a market for the kind of highly personal photography books that regular publishers usually fear to touch” (New York Times). In this volume’s 60 full-page duotones are 30 plates representing the Bechers’ photography from 1961-1980— images in which “the seeds of European photography’s future were being sown” (Parr & Badger I:193). The outstanding 30 duotones of Sander’s work span 1906-1945, and feature some of his finest portraiture of Germany’s people between the wars, a project that was only partially complete with the appearance of his 1929 monograph Anlitz der Zeit (Face of Our Time)—“a crowning achievement of photography in this century” (New York Times). Essay by Klaus Honnef, preface by Günter Gaus. As issued without dust jacket. Text in German. See Roth, 52, 194; Parr & Badger I:124, 266; Open Book, 84, 258. Ownership stamp of Gibson; light marginalia.A fine presentation copy with a highly memorable association.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        The Surgeon's Mate

      Collins, London, 1980 First edition, first impressionOctavo. Original red boards, titles to spine in gold. With the dust jacket.An excellent copy in the very lightly tanned dust jacket. The seventh work in the Jack Aubrey series and traditionally one of the tougher ones to find in nice condition.[22]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        Two Autograph Letters, Signed ("Freya Stark"), to Mr. Lindsay, 1980, concerning her travels and his projected visit to Italy [with:] Traveller's Prelude [Signed copy of second printing]

      Italy, 1980. 4 pp., on two sheets of her letterhead, Via Canova, Asolo; Treviso. 8vo. Letters, some wrinkling. Book, green cloth, printed dust jacket. 4 pp., on two sheets of her letterhead, Via Canova, Asolo; Treviso. 8vo. Two choice late letters from Dame Freya Stark (1893?-1993), discussing friends, exotic travels, and accommodations in "the tower". The first letter, dated 4/4/80, reads in part, "… I had meant to write myself to thank you both for your kindness that evening, but I have only just reached home after a very happy time reaching (the foot of) Annapurna on a pony, 3 lovely weeks among those hills & mountains (the Sherpas refuse to call these two heights by the same names). It made me long for mountains as if I were still young enough to climb them …" The second letter, discussing a projected visit by the recipient, "… except that alas! I shall not be here as I leave in a week for a long wander, Greece, Turkey, to Aleppo & hope not to be back till end of October - I have however declared myself free & hopeful for a film with Colin Luke (whom no doubt you know?) … the tower on the other hand is vacant & not too cold in September …" The reference is to documentary film Towards an Unknown Land. A Journey in the Company of Freya Stark (1982). The copy of her autobiography bears a pencil note "Please return to John Murray, 50 Albermarle St., W1" and her ink signature, "subscribed by Freya Stark 19/1/1980" A fine pair of letters revealing the explorer and author to be as game as ever. For Traveller's Prelude: Arcadian Library 15456

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