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        The Mockery Bird. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      Collins 1981 8vo., First Edition; original green cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price - clipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. With a personal bookplate. The author's second novel following the success of 'Rosy is my Relative' (1968). The tale is predictably hilarious but with a strong message of the importance of animal conservation. Signed copies are very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        The Mockery Bird.

      London: Collins. 1981 - 8vo. 224 pp. In the publisher's green cloth, gilt-stamped to spine and with an unclipped, illustrated wrapper very slightly faded to spine. The prolific author's 2nd novel, a fable based loosely on the story of Mauritius and the dodo. A near fine copy signed by the author to the ffep. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Im Birkenwald" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.73x55cm; 1876 [Maße im farblich abgestimmten und solide gearbeiteten Holzrahmen 96x77cm.]

      - Provenienz: Sammlung Dr. Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt. Abgebildet und beschrieben ist das Bild in: Siegfried Wichmann, Meister-Schüler-Themen. Münchner Landschaftmaler im 19. Jahrhundert, Schuler Herrsching 1981 auf Seite 245 "Das Herausarbeiten der Baumgruppen im Landschaftsbereich lag am Kreis um Schleich, Wenglein, Willroider aufgrund ihrer unakademischen Ausrichtung und Ausbildung. Die Verknüpfung mit dem Mannigfaltigen und den nahe gesehenen Gegenständen war auch ein Anliegen des Leiblschen Detailrealismus. Die Baumstämme verspannen die Bildfläche, sie sind dominant, sie können sich bei Schuch verselbstständigen; das Einzelne in der Nähe richtig erfaßt, kann auch das Ganze repräsentieren. Diese Neueinstellung der Sicht auf die Dinge im Naturraum steht gegen das Stereotype der spätgrüderzeitlichen Staatskunst.

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        Codex Benedictus - Signatur: Vat. lat. 1202 - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vaticanstadt, Vaticanstadt)

      Belser Verlag - Zurich 1981 - Faksimile des Originals Codex Benedictus mit der Signatur Vat. lat. 1202 - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vaticanstadt, Vaticanstadt), auch bekannt als Montecassino Lectionary *** Lektionar des Desiderius von Montecassino *** Lektionar zu den Festen des Heiligen Benedikt. Daten des Originals: 36.0 x 27.4 cm, 524 Seiten. Abtei von Montecassino (Italien), Um 1070. Buchschmuck: 66 größere und kleinere Miniaturen. Mit dem Werk verbundene Namen: Abt Desiderius *** Faksimile: Vollfaksimile des Originaldokuments (Umfang, Farbe und Größe). Limitierung: 13 Exemplare. Weißer Ziegenledereinband mit vergoldeten Papstwappen. Buchkassette mit zwei vergoldeten Jubiläumsmedaillen aus Bronzeguss. Kommentar: 1 Band (96 Seiten) von L. Duval-Arnould, A. Paravicini Bagliani und B. Brenk *** Sprache: Deutsch. Alle Preise inkl. MwSt. Die AGB und Widerrufsbelehrung finden Sie unter Anbieter- & Zahlungsinformationen . # Besuchen Sie uns in der Altstadt von Regensburg # Wir bieten mehr als 300 verschiedene Faksimile-Ausgaben an. Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns bei Fragen oder Wünschen - wir helfen gerne!

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        Apokalypse Oxford - Signatur: Ms. Douce 180 - Bodleian Library (Oxford, Großbritannien)

      Akademische Druck- u Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) - Graz 1981 - Faksimile des Originals Apokalypse Oxford mit der Signatur Ms. Douce 180 - Bodleian Library (Oxford, Großbritannien), auch bekannt als Apokalypse Oxford *** Douce Apocalypse. Daten des Originals: 31.1 x 20.3 cm, 168 Seiten. Hofschule von Westminster (Vereinigtes Königreich), Um 1272. Buchschmuck: 97 Miniaturen (Gold + Silber), jede auf einer halbe Seite. Mit dem Werk verbundene Namen: The English king Edward I and his spouse Eleanor of Castilia-León *** Faksimile: Vollfaksimile des Originaldokuments (Umfang, Farbe und Größe). Limitierung: 1000 numbered copies for the non-French speaking world Exemplare. Die Blätter sind originalgetreu randbeschnitten. Leder (Kopie des heutigen Originaleinbandes aus dem 16./ Jh.). Alle Blätter sind originalgetreu randbeschnitten. Kommentar: 1 Band (284 Seiten) von P. Klein *** Sprache: Deutsch *** P. Klein, Bamberg, 284 Seiten mit 171 Abbildungen. Alle Preise inkl. MwSt. Die AGB und Widerrufsbelehrung finden Sie unter Anbieter- & Zahlungsinformationen . # Besuchen Sie uns in der Altstadt von Regensburg # Wir bieten mehr als 300 verschiedene Faksimile-Ausgaben an. Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns bei Fragen oder Wünschen - wir helfen gerne! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Clasp For 'The Few'; A Biographical Account of New Zealand Pilots and Aircrew Who Flew Operationally with RAF Fighter Command During the Battle of Britain 10th July to 31st October 1940 [Double Signed]

      Published by Kenneth G. Wynn Auckland, First Edition 1981. 1981. First edition hard back binding in original powder blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains [xiv] 470 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with short closed tear to the top front cover, small rubs across the spine ends. Hand written Number 7 of 750 Limited Edition copies SIGNED by the author to the limitation page 'Kenneth G. Wynn'. Presentation to Air Commodore Alan Deere, [who contributed the 12 page foreword] to the front free end paper 'To Alan Deere, Thank you for your help, Best wishes, Ken Wynn, 30th May 1982.' A scarce Battle of Britain book from the private library of one of the most famous of 'The Few' which includes a hand written card SIGNED by Alan Deere on his headed compliments card. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Iconographia mycologica et supplementum I-V.

      - Vol I. Textus in Tabb. 1-767. Vol II. Textus in Tabb. 768-1250. Vol III. Tabulae 1-396. Vol IV. Tabulae 397-820. Vol V. Tabulae 821-1250. Mediolani 1981-82. 4:o. Illustrated. (14),767,(3 blank); (7),768-1250,XX,148,(4 blank); (6) pp. + 396 plates; (6) pp. + plates 397-820; (6) pp. + plates 821-1250. Five volumes in red-brown half calf accented with gold. Slight rubbing to spines. (Museo Tridentino di scienze naturali comitato onoranze Bresadoliane Trento). 25 x 17,5 cm.*A facsimile reprint of the work first published by Società botanica Italiana museo civico di storia naturale di Trento.[#\77863]

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        Church Poems. Signed copy

      London John Murray 1981. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued and in clear protective wraps. Marbled endpapers Limited Edition [50/100] Green hardback cloth spine on watered silk boards 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 65pp. Line drawings. Signed by Betjeman and Piper on the rear limitation page.

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        Robert Creeley Autographed Postcard to poet Ted Berrigan

      Self-Published 1981 - About the book: Postcard dated December 27, 1981 from Buffalo, NY. Postcard addressed to poet Ted Berrigan. Postcard reads: Dear Ted, Belated thanks for the "INA BLAV REISER" really a time saver, "all the way." So - thanks again! Alice's action here was great - she sure takes it from the top. Long title poem from WALTZING MATHILDA especial pleasure - I shd. be saying all this to her - and will So - very glad the job worked out. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all. Love, Bob. Postcard is in fine condition. Also comes with small broadside from a Creeley reading at the University of California Berkeley. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Codex Benedictus - Signatur: Vat. lat. 1202 - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)

      Belser Verlag - Zurich 1981 - Facsimile Edition of: Codex Benedictus with shelf mark Vat. lat. 1202 - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City), also known as Montecassino Lectionary *** Lektionar des Desiderius von Montecassino *** Lektionar zu den Festen des Heiligen Benedikt. Data of the original: 36.0 x 27.4 cm, 524 pages. Montecassino Abbey (Italy), Around 1070. Illustrations: 66 bigger and several smaller miniatures. Names related to the work: Abbot Desiderius *** Facsimile Edition: 1 volume: Exact replica of the original (extent, color and size). Limitation: 13 copies. Book case with two gold-plated commemorative medals made of cast bronze White goat leather over wooden boards with papal coat of arms. Commentary: 1 volume (96 pages) by L. Duval-Arnould, A. Paravicini Bagliani and B. Brenk *** Language: German. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Andy Warhol's Interview, Vol. XI No. 8

      Interview Enterprises,, New York 1981 - 62 S.; pp., Oberschnitt minimal gewellt, ansonsten GUTES EXEMPLAR.Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Mit den Interviews: Mick Jagger cocktails with Jerry Hall, Chatly Watts, Bob Colacello & Andy Warhol. Dominique Sanda unmasked by Andy Warhol. Media Maven James Wolcott by Franz Lidz, u.v.a. 13: 978-0001498938 Size: 28 x 44 Cm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Painted Inscriptions Of David Jones

      Gordon Fraser, 1981. 1st edition.. Hardback. Cloth spined boards, dj, F/VG. 113pp, 16 colour & 77 b/w illustrations many full page, index, distjacket yellowed, bookplate, otherwise a fine copy. A comprehensive catalogue of the painted inscriptions by the Welsh poet & artist David Jones [ 1895 - 1974 ].

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        Melange Funeste

      Gotham Book Mart 1981 - First edition, copy letter "F" of 26 lettered and signed copies, intended for use by Gorey and the publisher; 500 numbered copies were also for sale. Near Fine. Light fading to spine. Light foxing to top and along spine edge. An "cut-apart" book with the page block sliced in thirds, allowing the reader to flip through and create different Gorey character combinations. Signed by Edward Gorey. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Bäuerliche Bauten und Geräte Südburgenland und Grenzgebiete. SIGNIERT., Ein volkskundliches Bilderbuch zur Ergänzung und Erweiterung des 1971 vom gleichen Verfasser herausgebrachten Werkes "Bäuerliche Bauten im Südburgenland" mit 247 ganzseitigen Bildtafeln und 220 Zeichnungen im Text nach Originalfederzeichnungen des Autors.

      Oberschützen, Selbstverlag des Autors., 1981 - 539 Seiten. Selten. Vom Autor signierte Ausgabe (1985). Gut erhalten. Schutzumschlag mit Randläsuren, wenigen kleinen Rissen, etw. schattenrandig u. fleckig. Schnitt min. Gebrauchsspuren. Leinen sauber. Vorsätze minimal unfrisch. Innen frisch. Hochinteressante Detailzeichnungen und Pläne, viele davon ganzseitig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5200 4° Querformat (34 x 43 cm), Leinen mit Original SU. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Klaus Ennsthaler - Mister Book]
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        Power. British Management in Focus

      London: Travelling Light, 1981. First edition.. Hardcover. 4to. (10.5 x 8.25 inches). pp.128. B/w photo illusts. Pictorial laminated boards. Covers and contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Plates in bright, fine condition. No inscriptions. Errata slip tipped in. A Fine copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Sex and Religion.

      Nashville: Thelma Publishing Company,, 1981. The Equinox Volume V Number 4. Octavo. Original gold metallic marbled boards, titles to spine and front board gilt, yellow endpapers. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the bright, unclipped jacket. First edition, first printing of the final book in the the Equinox series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Codex Seraphinianus - Deluxe Limited Edition

      New York: Rizzoli, 2013. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. New. Serafini, Luigi. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. This is #251 of the signed, deluxe numbered, limited edition of 600. It also includes an additional signed,limited artist card (#26 of 150). From the publisher: "An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Ever since the Codex Seraphinianus was first published in 1981, the book has been recognized as one of the strangest and most beautiful art books ever made. This visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language has fueled much debate over its meaning. Written for the information age and addressing the import of coding and decoding in genetics, literary criticism, and computer science, the Codex confused, fascinated, and enchanted a generation. While its message may be unclear, its appeal is obvious: it is a most exquisite artifact. Blurring the distinction between art book and art object, this anniversary edition-redesigned by the author and featuring new illustrations-presents this unique work in a new, unparalleled light. With the advent of new media and forms of communication and continuous streams of information, the Codex is now more relevant and timely than ever." Includes the publisher's original shipping box.

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        Uncle Scrooge McDuck - His Life & Times. Written and drawn by Carl Barks. Edited by Edward Summer. Recolered by Peter Ledger.

      Millbrae, California: Celestial Arts 1981 - First Edition. 374 Seiten, Kunstdruckpapier, Fadenheftung, Format 25 x 33,8 cm, Original-Ledereinband (Kunstleder?) mit aufgezogenem farbigen Deckelbild. * Nummer 676 einer limitierten Auflage von 5000 Exemplaren, die Nummer handgeschrieben im Impressum sowie auf einer lose beiliegenden Lithographie "Wanderers of Wonderland", vom Künstler Carl Barks mit Bleistift nummeriert und handsigniert. Die Comis durchgehend in Farbe und in einer sensationellen neuen Colorierung, welche die klassisch gewordenen Abenteuer der Ducks hier erstmal richtig zur Geltung kommen lassen. Enthalten sind neben Biographie u. Einführung (S. 1-25) eine Auswahl der klassischen Abenteuer "Back to Klondike" (mit Einfügung der gekürzten Panels als s/w-Skizzen sowie die Erstdrucke der ausgelassenen Seiten), "Trouble from Long Ago" (The Horseradish Story), "Tralla La", "The Seven Cities of Cibola", "The Lemming with the Locket", "Land beneath the Ground" (die seinerzeit ausgelassenen Seiten hier als Erstdruck, teilweise zur Kenntlichmachung in schwarz-weiß), "The second richest Duck", "Land of the Pygmy Indians", "Island in the Sky", "The many Faces of Magica de Spell", "Micro-Ducks from Outer Space", "Go slowly, Sands of Time" (kein Comic, sondern eine farbig illustrierte Story, hier als Erstdruck). Zwischen jeder Geschichte einige Seiten mit weiterführenden Kommentaren und Erläuterungen, oft basierend auf den Erinnerungen des Künstlers. Außerdem: Uncle-Scrooge-Checklist, Carl-Barks-Bibliographie, Beiträge von Gary Kurtz, George Lucas, Michael Barrier, Carl Barks ("An Introducktion"), Garé Barks. Carl Barks (1901-2000) war ein Ausnahme- und Universal-Künstler sowie ein Jahrhundert-Genie und wird von seinen Verehrern in eine Reihe gestellt mit Shakespeare oder Leonardo da Vinci. In seinen Geschichten hat er viele Einflüsse von Rider Haggard bis James Hilton aufgenommen, aber durch seine geniale Darstellung und Verarbeitung viele andere Künstler seinerseits beeinflußt und inspiriert. Z.B. sind die Indiana-Jones-Filme ohne die Reise-, Entdeckungs- und Schatzsucher-Abenteuer Scrooge McDuck`s überhaupt nicht denkbar; nicht nur Handlungs-Motive, auch Kulissen und Hintergründe wurden Eins zu Eins übernommen oder sind Zitate aus den klassischen Scrooge-McDuck-Geschichten. Der vorliegende Band vereinigt einige der längeren Abenteuer-Geschichten; die kürzeren 10-Seiten-Geschichten Carl Barks` spielen im Entenhausener Alltag und ersetzen mindens einige Semester Psychologie-Studium. Auch wenn zwischenzeitlich mehrere Gesamtausgaben in deutsch und englisch erschienen sind, bleibt dieser Band wegen der außergewöhnlichen Colorierung und seiner sorgfältig kommentierten Edition ein Schmuckstück jeder Barks-Sammlung (G.K.). ++++++++++++++++++++++ Erhaltung: Leicht angestossen an den unteren Außenecken. Sonst keine weiteren Mängel. Der Band wurde gelesen, aber innen ist alles fleckenlos und sauber. Insgesamt gut bis sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunze, Gernot, Versandantiquariat]
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        George Mackley, Wood Engraver. [with] Wood Engraving by George Mackley, RE Two Volume Set

      Surrey, England:: Gresham Books LTD,, 1981.. First Edition. Half Calf/marbled boards. Fine. A Two Volume Set in like fine bindings by E.A. Weeks & Son, London. Volume One: George Mackley, Wood Engraver. Folio (8.5 x 11.75 inches). Contemporary Half Calf with floral tooling and gilt lettering over marbled boards. Edges lightly rubbed otherwise Fine. pp. 136. Fully illustrated with reproductions of line drawings, wood engravings and original prints lent by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. A fine complete catalogue raisonne of the work of George Mackley; Fellow of the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers, which includes forward by Sir Hugh Casson and introduction by Monica Poole, RE. Together with: Wood Engraving by George Mackley, RE. Octavo (6 x 8.5 inches). Contemporary Half Calf with floral tooling and gilt lettering over marbled boards. Edges lightly rubbed otherwise Fine. pp. 124, (6). Republished from Mackley's original work on the art and technique of wood engraving first published in 1948, here revised with updated Supplement and two page list of wood engraving material & equipment suppliers. A wood engraver who drew his inspiration from nature and the countryside, George Mackley was admired and respected by his colleagues who included Agnes Miller Parker, Blair Hughes Stanton, Robert Gibbings and Joan Hassall. In his book Etching and Engraving: Techniques and Modern Trends (1953) John Buckland Wright includes Mackley among the contemporary engravers inspired by Bewick and Calvert 'with a meticulous love of the craft'. This handsome fine press production features several editorial commentaries well as the writings and illustrations of renowned 20th century British Wood Engraver.

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        Two Old Men and Other Stories

      Newtown: Gwasg Gregynog, 1981. Printed from the original linocuts. 26 illustrations by Kyffin Williams, printed direct from the linocuts in grey/blue and black. One of only 265 copies, this being no.248 on Zerkall mould-made paper. Thin 4to., original black morocco backed, grey buckram with a linocut by Kyffin Williams of a farmer in front of a wall printed in black on white cloth in the centre of the front cover, endpapers designed by Williams, a very good, fresh copy in the orignal green cloth covered slipcase. A fine book with some superb original linocuts by Kyffin Williams. The atmospheric Welsh stories of local life which reflect human relationships throughout the world are by Kate Roberts, translated from the original Welsh.

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        Les géorgiques EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Les éditions de minuit, 1981. Fine. Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1981, 14x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 106 numbered copies on alfa foam only major papers. Nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 106 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa mousse, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire.

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        The Very Hungry Caterpillar (SIGNED & DOODLED by Eric Carle)

      Philomel Books, 1981 SIGNED AND DOODLED BY ERIC CARLE at an event held at his Museum in Massachusetts. Event ticket is included, along with photos I personally took. Brand new later printing in gorgeous gift-quality condition. Expedited and international shipping are welcome. Signed by author.

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        Glöckner, Hermann. - Verwandlungen in Raum und Fläche. - Blatt III. - "Räumlich gebrochenes Band, liegend".

      . Farbsiebdruck / Farbserigrafie, in 3 Farben, auf weißem Karton, 1981. Von Hermann Glöckner. 29,9 x 40,0 cm (Darstellung) / 47 x 61 cm (Blatt). Unter der Darstellung in Bleistift monogrammiert: "HG". Verso Sammlernotizen. - Guter Zustand. Um die Darstellung kaum merkliche Ausblühung der Druckfarbe. Sonst ohne Mängel erhalten. Hermann Glöckner (1889 Cotta bei Dresden - 1987 Berlin). Deutscher konstruktivistischer Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. 1904-11 Besuch der Abendkurse an der Kunstgewerbeschule Dresden bei Edmund Schuchardt und Kurt Fiedler. 1914-18 als Soldat im 1. Weltkrieg. 1923/24 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Otto Gussmann. 1945 Verlust fast des gesamten Oeuvres durch Kriegszerstörung. 1945-48 Mitglied der Künstlergruppe "Der Ruf". Lebte und arbeitete im Künstlerhaus Loschwitz in Dresden, in den letzten Lebensjahren auch in West-Berlin. Galt innerhalb der geduldeten konstruktivistisch-abstrakten Dresdner Kunstszene als zentrale Leitfigur. Zahlreiche Aufträge für baugebundene Plastik im öffentlichen Raum. 1984 Nationalpreis der DDR III. Klasse für Kunst und Literatur..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        Glöckner, Hermann. - Verwandlungen in Raum und Fläche. - Blatt II. - "Räumlich gebrochenes Band, hochgestellt".

      . Farbsiebdruck / Farbserigrafie, in 2 Farben, auf weißem Karton, 1981. Von Hermann Glöckner. 40,4 x 29,9 cm (Darstellung) / 61 x 47 cm (Blatt). Unter der Darstellung in Bleistift monogrammiert: "HG". Verso Sammlernotizen. - Sehr guter Zustand. Ohne Mängel erhalten. Hermann Glöckner (1889 Cotta bei Dresden - 1987 Berlin). Deutscher konstruktivistischer Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. 1904-11 Besuch der Abendkurse an der Kunstgewerbeschule Dresden bei Edmund Schuchardt und Kurt Fiedler. 1914-18 als Soldat im 1. Weltkrieg. 1923/24 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Otto Gussmann. 1945 Verlust fast des gesamten Oeuvres durch Kriegszerstörung. 1945-48 Mitglied der Künstlergruppe "Der Ruf". Lebte und arbeitete im Künstlerhaus Loschwitz in Dresden, in den letzten Lebensjahren auch in West-Berlin. Galt innerhalb der geduldeten konstruktivistisch-abstrakten Dresdner Kunstszene als zentrale Leitfigur. Zahlreiche Aufträge für baugebundene Plastik im öffentlichen Raum. 1984 Nationalpreis der DDR III. Klasse für Kunst und Literatur..

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        [The James Bond novels.]

      Shelton: The First Edition Library,, 1981?-93. Casino Royale; Live and Let Die; Moonraker; Diamonds are Forever; From Russia With Love; Dr No; Goldfinger; For Your Eyes Only; Thunderball; The Spy Who Loved Me; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; You Only Live Twice; The Man With the Golden Gun; Octopussy and The Living Daylights. 14 volumes, octavo. Original black boards, illustrations to upper boards in silver, white, or gilt, titles to spines in silver, red or gilt. With the pictorial dust jackets and printed slipcases. A fine set. Facsimile edition, reproducing the original design and dust jacket artwork of all the Ian Fleming Bond books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lee Friedlander: Flowers and Trees (Special Limited Edition with One Vintage Gelatin Silver Print)

      Haywire Press, New City, New York 1981 - Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.Special limited edition of 100 signed and numbered copies, plus 10 artist's copies, with one vintage gelatin silver print "Kyoto, Japan, 1977" (pl. 12 in the trade edition). Signed and numbered in pencil on verso. Copyright stamp in black ink on verso. Image 7-5/8 x 11-1/4 inches. Print housed in green cloth fold-over enclosure mounted inside the book's front cover. Housed in a violet cloth-covered slipcase. ABOUT THE BOOK: First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Burnt sienna cloth-covered boards (for the special edition), with title stamped in black on cover; spiral-bound (no dust jacket as issued). Photographs and design by Friedlander. Typography by Katy Homans. Includes a list of plates. Unpaginated (88 pp.), with 40 plates printed on heavy matte art paper by Stinehour Press, Vermont, and Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Connecticut, from tritone separations made by Richard Benson. A large fold-over portfolio-like design with a special spiral binding by Robert Burlen & Son, Massachusetts. 14-3/8 x 11-1/4 inches. [See: Peter Galassi, Friedlander. (New York: MoMA, 2005), "Books, Special Editions, and Portfolios" (pp. 444-459), #15.]. As New (from Friedlander's personal archive). Gorgeous botanical photographs from Friedlander's travels in the United States, Japan, Europe and Mexico during the 1970s. Signed by Author. As New (from Friedlander's personal archive) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Vincent Borrelli, Bookseller]
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        L'élève d'Aristote EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1981. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1981, 14,5x21,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 58 numbered copies on Arches paper véli only leading copies. Beautiful copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 58 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire.

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        Holly.

      [Loughcrew:] Privately printed by Peter Fallon for the author, 1981 - Original green paper wrappers, title to front wrapper in black, single sheet sewn in with red thread. A fine copy. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the initial blank to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids: "To Roy, with good wishes for a Christmas of [?] green splendour." This is one of 121 copies printed for use by Heaney as his Christmas card for 1981. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jane Peterson: An American Artist

      Privately Printed (J. Jonathan Joseph), Boston 1981 - A very sharp copy of the 1981 1st edition. #214 of 750 issued. THIS COPY ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the limitation. Solid and VG+ in a bright, Near Fine dustjacket, with 2 inconspicuous --and very small-- closed tears at the rear flap. Quarto, lovely reproductions thruout in crisp black-and-white and rich color. Impressive monograph on late 19th-early 20th American Impressionist Jane Peterson. Signed by Author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Faces of the 20s. Portfolio of 12 signed prints

      1981. Signed. ABBOTT, Berenice.Faces of the 20s. Portfolio of 12 Signed Gelatin Silver Prints.New York: Parasol, 1981.Rare limited portfolio of 12 large gelatin silver prints, number 35 of only 60 issued, each impressive print signed and numbered in pencil on the matt by Abbott—?"the dean of American photographers?"—featuring her legendary 1920s portraits of James Joyce, Eugène Atget, Janet Flanner, Jean Cocteau, Edna St. Vincent Millay and others, in the original clamshell box.This rare portfolio, one of only 60 issued, contains 12 large gelatin silver prints, each boldly signed on the matt by Berenice Abbott, ?"the dean of American photographers?" (New York Times). With these defining images Abbott illuminates the particular brilliance of major 20th-century figures such as James Joyce, Eugène Atget, Janet Flanner and Jean Cocteau. Abbott began her career in Paris, when in 1923 she took a job as darkroom assistant to Man Ray. Impressed by her skill he ?"offered Abbott his studio to make her own portraits, and soon her reputation rivaled his. Their styles differed— Man Ray excelled at stylization and abstract composition, while Abbott sought naturalness and spontaneity— and many sitters who hired Man Ray wished to pose for Abbott as well. ?'To be ?'done?' by Man Ray or Berenice Abbott meant you rated as somebody,?' remarked Sylvia Beach, proprietor of the avant-garde bookstore Shakespeare & Co. In 1926, after a well-received one-person exhibition at a small Parisian art gallery, Abbott opened her own studio… Playing an important role in the lively critical debate on photography and modern art, she forged her own artistic philosophy.?" That approach was further realized with Abbott?'s return to New York in 1929 and a series of cityscapes inspired by the Parisian images of Atget, a major ?"precursor of modern photography?" whose influence was assured through Abbott?'s efforts (Yochelson, Fantastic Passion for New York). This collection of Faces of the 20s is especially significant in its inclusion of Abbott?'s 1925 portrait of Atget, taken shortly before his death, and her iconic 1928 portrait of Joyce, seen in a pensive yet elegant pose—images that define both the genius and humanity of these two legendary artists. Also contained in this impressive portfolio are Abbott?'s portraits of her close friend André Gide, of Edna St. Vincent Millay framed by velvety blackness, a portrait of Janet Flanner in a whimsical top hat and one of her partner Solita Solano, a portrait of Jean Cocteau gesturing at the camera and an evocative print of his hands at rest, as well as Abbott?'s portraits of Princess Eugène Murat, drummer Buddy Gilmore, Mrs. Raymond Massey, and Princess Marthe Bibesco, a writer and close friend of Gide and Cocteau. These exceptional signed prints genuinely express Abbott?'s firmly expressed belief that ?"Photography helps people to see?" (New York Times).An impressive suite of 12 signed prints in fine condition.

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        AN EASTER EGG HUNT

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1981 - The book is dedicated to Clement [Crisp] & Peter [assumed partner] with a reference to page 128. Links to Ballet through Clement Crisp and page 128 refers to Macmillan, also linked with the Royal Ballet. [typed letter states]: August 27 1972 ~ Cavalier Hotel, 10724 Wilshire BLVD. Los Angeles. Calif. 90024. The letter is quite revealing about the inner workings of 'Hollywood': Dearest Clement - Oh such dramas at The Listener in our absence. In writing of those critics who rushed in to print on the day of the Garden press conference, Ted called them 'sour and silly'. An editorial lady, without consultation, changed it to 'foolish and spiteful'. Anxious to make the cap fit, Oleg wrote saying it must mean him. John Percival demanded an apology. All this was waiting for us on arrival here, asking for an immediate reply. Ted wrote one. Then a phone call - all the way from London dear - saying that Oleg was going to sue and they didn't want to print the reply. Please plug into the bush telegraph, and let the whole story be widely known! I hope yourholiday was divine. We had a marvellous drive accross through fantastic scenery, staying in what is known locally as 'lugjury', with knee high wall to wall shag (!), vanitory areas and personalised cocktails. When you have twenty four hours to spare we will show it to you on our home movie screen. We rode Western style in Yellowstone and stamped on the Utah salt flats and Harriet had to hold the teaspoons in her hand when going through metal detectors so that we could board those horrible aeroplanes. We are now settled here as if we have never been away, caught in the poolside social whirl. I actually have an office at Twentieth Century Fox, and I loll back in the gold plastic interior of our motor as Ted chauffeurs me in past the gate guards. He wears a peaked cap and I fling the imaginery white fox stole. It is all rather splendid. He is in the extraordinary situation of having Don Siegal, Dino de Laurentis and Hal Wallis all wanting to make Santa Fe. He wants Siegal to make it, and has flown to Carson City for talks while the current film is being shot and you can imagine the transAtlantic excitement Ted will also do the screen-play whichever one is selected! A daye has elapsed. A hideous evening yesterday when I gave up speaking. Every time I spoke someone shouted across me about what pills they were taking for what and when. Even when asked a direct question, no-one listened to my answer. RUDE HORRID PEOPLE. And the dinner was heavy and cold. There are times when I know that if I didn't keep a teapot for my Californian visitsI would not get past the afternoons sane. Ballet non existant except for Tania's classes. We went to see Follies, quite the worst and most sentimental piece ever produced, which got all the awards! So why do I love it? Now I want to be in Jackson's Lane but within three weeks I shall be ACHING to return. Much love to you and Peter. 'Gillian' [hand signed in blue ink]. Also a postcard signed again by Gillian Freeman. ~ Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition / First Printing. Minor edge and corner wear to the D/J, lightly scuffed and scratched, some chipping at the head and tail of the spine. Retains price of £6.95 net on inside prelim. Rust coloured boards with gold gilt lettering to the spine all in a good condition. 143 pages are clean and tightly bound. ----- [SHIPPING] Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        De Kafka à Kafka EDITION ORIGINALE SP pas de GP ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1981. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1981, 11x18cm, broché. - First Edition published only in paperback and for which he was not fired large paper one of the review copies. Touching and valuable autograph dedication signed by the author to his sister Marguerite glued on a card on the first guard: "Dear Marg, this book is not a book but if you put it in those dark days, my faithful, my deep affection. Maurice. " Envelope bearing the address of Marguerite Blanchot written by his brother Maurice glued on half-title page. Marguerite Blanchot, renowned organist Chalon Cathedral, remained all his life in the family home with his mother and aunt. "It will gradually become, for the family, as the memory of origins." Very close to Maurice, she regularly corresponded with the writer who reflects him great recognition for his dedication to their helpless mother. If intense affection Blanchot for his mother and his sister shines in dedications of it, we know almost nothing of their relationship. In the only biographical essay on Blanchot, Christophe Bident reveals, however: "Marguerite Maurice Blanchot worshiped his brother very proud of him, (...) it attached great importance to his political ideas (...) She read a lot (.... .) They phoned corresponded. A distance, they shared the same natural authority, the same concern for discretion. " Blanchot address him indeed many books from his library, now with her continuous intellectual link. A trace of marginal fold in the first flat foot. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale parue uniquement en format poche et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Emouvant et précieux envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa soeur Marguerite sur une carte encollée sur la première garde : "Chère Marg, ce livre qui n'est pas un livre mais qui te dit en ces jours si sombres, ma fidèle, ma profonde affection. Maurice." Enveloppe portant l'adresse de Marguerite Blanchot rédigée par son frère Maurice encollée sur la page de faux-titre.Marguerite Blanchot, organiste de renom à la cathédrale de Chalon, demeura toute sa vie dans la maison familiale, avec sa mère et sa tante. "Elle deviendra peu à peu, pour la famille, comme la mémoire des origines." Très proche de Maurice, elle correspond régulièrement avec l'écrivain qui lui témoigne une grande reconnaissance pour son dévouement envers leur mère impotente. Si l'intense affection de Blanchot pour sa mère et sa soeur transparait dans les dédicaces de celui-ci, on ne sait presque rien de leurs relations. Dans l'unique essai biographique sur Blanchot, Christophe Bident nous révèle cependant : "Marguerite Blanchot vénérait son frère Maurice. Très fière de lui, (...) elle attachait une grande importance à ses idées politiques (...). Elle lisait beaucoup (...) Ils se téléphonaient, correspondaient. A distance, ils partageaient la même autorité naturelle, le même souci de discrétion." Blanchot lui adresse en effet de nombreux ouvrages provenant de sa bibliothèque, maintenant avec elle un lien intellectuel continu. Une trace de pliure marginale en pied du premier plat. Agréable exemplaire.

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        Butterflies of the Neotropical Region, Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI & VII complete

      Hill House Publishers, 1981, Buckram, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First Edition. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, The third series of volumes of the multi-volume masterwork, Butterflies of the World. Complete in seven volumes. Includes, Part I: Papilionidae, Pieridae; Part II: Ithomiidae, Heliconidae & Morphidae; Part III: Brassolidae, Acraeidae & Nymphalidae; Part IV: Nymphalidae; Part V: Nymphalidae & Satyridae; Part VI: Riodinidae; and Part VII: Lycaenidae. Presumed first printings of the first editions, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1987, 1988, 1994, and 1995. Printed and bound in Singapore. Buckram and cloth hardboard bindings of various colors, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spines. Unbumped spine heads and tails, with sharp corners, except that the boards of Part I are warped towards the fore edge and the corners are bumped. 13.5 x 10.25 inches. Text blocks firmly bound in. With xiv, 172, xii, 174-384, 386-525, 528-678, 680-877, vii, 880-1095, xi and 1098-1270 numbered pages, and including numerous stunning, full-color plates, some full page and all on coated stock. Exceptionally clean volumes, and very tight, with scarcely a hint of shelf life, except that there is page waviness to Part I and there are semi-creases at the top and bottom corners of Part I. Save for Part I, the volumes are almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. Lovely full-pictorial DJs, unclipped and lightly rubbed. On account of the condition of Part I (Very Good Minus/Very Good Plus), the set of seven volumes down-graded from Fine/Fine to a Near Fine set of copies in Near Fine DJs.

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        Helen Levitt: A Way of Seeing

      New York: Horizon, 1981 Hardcover SIGNED. First expanded edition, first printing, deluxe version. Fine hardcover in a custom acetate jacket in a Fine publisher's slipcover, no dj, all as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Helen Levitt; essay by James Agee; halftone photography by Richard Benson. xv + 68 full-page duo-toned b&w plates; 9.75 x 10.75 inches. #179 of 250 deluxe copies, SIGNED BY LEVITT on the limitations page and numbered. The first book by Levitt (1913-2009), put together in 1946 and first printed in 1965. This version included 24 photographs not in the first edition and corrected Agee's text. Beautifully produced: the printing, by Meriden Gravure, is so fine it's impossible to see the half-tone dots. The only photographers Walker Evans "felt had something original to say were Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt and himself." (James R. Mellow) "At the peak of Helen's form there was no one better." (John Szarkowski) For the 1965 edition, see: Parr & Badger, Photobook, Vol 1, p.252-253; Open Book, p.214-215; Roth, Book of 101 Books, p.178-179; Auer, 802 Photo Books, p.447. A seminal 20th century photography book.

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        MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN (SIGNED 1st printing)

      Knopf, New York 1981 - 1981 Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 446 pages. SIGNED and dated, in person in NYC on Mr. Rushdie's book tour for Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. first edition first printing, Stated. 1st issue DJ with 13.95 price intact on flap. Binding is tight. Top page edges show foxing. Gray panels slightly soiled with uneven sunning. Burgundy binding slightly sunned. Corners show slight rubbing. DJ shows some uneven sunning. DJ spine shows sunning. Titles still bright. DJ corners show slight rubbing. Base of DJ spine has a small white sticker. Considered one of the most important novels published in the english language. Winner of the Booker prize and subsequently, the winner of the booker prize amongst all other booker prize winners. As a result of stated flaws, VG-/VG-. An important title, signed and dated in the 1st pressing by Sir Salman Rushdie. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Marilyn Monroe

      New York: Leo Castelli Graphics,, 1981. Screenprint on smooth wove card. Sheet size: 30.4 x 30.4 cm. Very minor soft crease to lower right corner otherwise in excellent condition. Edition of approx. 250. Signed by Warhol right of image. Published as an announcement for the exhibition Andy Warhol: A Print Retrospective 1963 - 1981. This hand printed screenprint is better known as the "Marilyn Monroe Castelli Graphic Invitation", a Miniature version of Andy Warhol's famous Pink Marilyn Monroe screenprint, F&S II. 31.

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        Sharpe's Gold. Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810

      Collins, London 1981, 1981. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED by the author. Very good indeed, in like price-clipped dustwrapper. Also with superb, amusing INSCRIPTION by Cornwell to front endpaper. The inscription reads: For Shona and Jasper, who have the first critical look at every Sharpe novel, and are, Q.E.D, therefore responsible for most of the faults in the canon, Nevertheless, with complete affection and all thanks, Bernard J Cornwell. P.S. A descendent of Hornblower's Butler,. From the Library of Jasper Partington and Shona Crawford Poole, who are the also the dedicatees of the Sharpe's Honour novel. The Second Sharpe novel. A rare item. A year after the victory at Talavera, Wellington's army, outnumbered and bankrupt, is on the verge of collapse. Its only hope lies in a cache of gold hidden in the Portuguese mountains, and the only man capable of stealing it is Captain Richard Sharpe-even if it means turning against his own side.

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        The Meeting At Telgte - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

      Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York 1981 - An attractive first printing of the first American trade edition, following a privately printed limited edition by the Franklin Library, in Fine condition in alike dust jacket. Signed on the title page by author and Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass; First published in Germany in 1979 as "Das Treffen in Telgte", Nobel laureate Günter Grass sets this short novel in 17th Century Germany decimated by the 30 Years' War. With his sharp wit, Grass explores academic arrogance and the lessons political and religious history have for the modern world First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        DISNEY ANIMATION: THE ILLUSION OF LIFE - A SIGNIFICANT SIGNED FIRST EDITION ASSOCIATION COPY

      (DISNEY, WALT). Thomas, Frank & Ollie Johnston. DISNEY ANIMATION: THE ILLUSION OF LIFE - A SIGNIFICANT SIGNED FIRST EDITION ASSOCIATION COPY. Signed and Inscribed by the Authors. New York: Abbeville Press, 1981. First Edition. Stout 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Film Animation Monograph. Fine/Fine. 576pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. More than thirty years after its publication, "Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life" by Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas - two of the masters of Disney's Golden Age referred to by Walt as his "Nine Old Men" - is still known as "the animator's bible". An authoritative reference to, and source of inspiration for character animation, this massive, copiously illustrated book provides a detailed history of Disney animation. It contains four hundred and eighty-nine plates in full color, as well as thousands of black and white images ranging from storyboard sketches to entire sequences. It explains the processes involved in clear, non-technical terms and most notably expresses the time-honored philosophy of the Disney Studio animators in its third chapter entitled "Basic Principles of Animation". A most handsome example of the 1981 first printing of the first trade edition additionally BOLDLY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "To Herb Klynn - artist and air force buddy - best of luck to you - Frank Thomas / Ollie Johnston" in black marker on the front pastedown. The late Herbert Klynn was an animator and producer with UPA Studios between 1944 and 1959 who notably worked on the Academy Award-winning cartoon "Gerald McBoing-Boing" as well as "Mr. Magoo", and "Madeline". In 1959, he and Jules Engel founded Format Films - the Hollywood animation studio best known for producing "The Alvin Show", "Popeye the Sailor", and "Road Runner", " Daffy Duck", and "Speedy Gonzales" theatrical cartoons for Warner Brothers. They also created title sequences for television series such as "I Spy", "Honey West", the animated characters on "Hee Haw, and many more. Klynn also collaborated on projects with author Ted "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, Academy Award-winning designer Saul Bass, and writer Ray Bradbury in creating "Icarus Montgolfier Wright". His discreet ink ownership stamp is present on the inside rear cover. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-89659-232-4 Inventory Number: 024020

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        Midnight's Children

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1981. Octavo. Original red quarter cloth, grey paper boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket and wraparound band. Small faint dampstain to top edge of text block, board corners lightly worn. An excellent copy in a jacket with slight fading to spine panel and a few light scuffs to rear panel; wraparound band with some mild creasing and two short closed tears with tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first impression, UK issue taken from the American sheets. Signed by the author and dated 16.11.84 on the title page. One of 1,000 copies issued by Cape from US sheets. Midnight's Children won the 1981 Booker Prize and, in 1993, the Booker of Bookers Prize as the best novel to receive the award in the first 25 years of its existence.

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        Outside Over There

      New York: Harper and Row,, 1981. Oblong quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, internally fine; an excellent copy in the rubbed and price-clipped jacket with sunned spine, a few nicks to extremities, a short closed tear to head of front and rear panels. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, signed by the author on the front free endpapeand dated 13 May 1981, and annotated above with "Natalie Sendak Lesselbaum (Maurice's sister). I gave him his first book." A lovely association copy.

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        Nanjing Bowuyuan Cang Hua. Chinese Painting Collection of the Nanjing Museum,

      Nanjing, China: Nanjing Museum, 1981. This book is written in Chinese. There is no English text. Published by Shanghai renmin meishu Chubanshe [People's Fine Arts Publishing House], Shanghai, in collaboration with the Nanjing Museum. Printed and bound in China. Lovely patterned dark blue silk [or silk-like] brocade binding, with crisp blind-stamped lettering to the front board and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering in free-form Chinese characters to the front board. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Elephant folio, 21 x 15.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Attractive patterned pastedowns and FEPs in a floral repeat design. With a one-page preface and a two-page table of contents, and with 100 numbered pages of color plates featuring 19 paintings, including a large fold-out plate on p. 71. An immensey clean volume, inside and out, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. No dust jacket, as issued. In a handsome, custom, heavy-duty box. The box is upholstered in a nubby gray linen [or linen-like] fabric. With a large red paper title label to the top of the box, the label exceptionally clean and bright. The box with two bone [or plastic?] clasps, each two inches long. One clasp has broken neatly in half but both pieces are present. On the reverse side of the box lid, in a neat ink hand, the number 57 is written. A Fine volume in a Very Good box. Very scarce in any condition.. Presumed First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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