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        Endless Night

      Asahi Sonorama 1981 - 4to.; illustrated in black-and-white throughout, interior pages are clean, pictorial wrapper, without slipcase else fine. As one of Miyako Ishiuchi's most important early books, Endless Night presents deceptively quiet images of an abandoned building near the American military base Yokosuka in Japan. The decrepit hallways and uninhabited interiors hint at the space's former use as a brothel. Ishiuchi's strength as a photographer is her ability to convey meaning through suggestion and Endless Night does this masterfully. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ipy Books]
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        Effigies tenuesque figurae

      Roma: Spatia, 1981. Edizione originale di 50 + X es. numerati. fogli sciolti in cartelletta (loose as issued in original portfolio). Ottimo (Fine). Cm 50x36. Testo di G. Drudi e 4 incisioni originali numerate firmate dagli artisti in 50 esemplari: Achille Perilli, acquatinta cm 30,5x21,5; Guido Strazza, acquaforte cm 17x20,5; Luigi Boille, acquatinta cm 35,5 x 25,8; Toti Scialoja, acquatinta cm 39x26,5 Le incisioni sono state stampate con torchio a mano da Renzo Romero (Perilli e Scialoja) e dalla Grafica dei Greci (Boille) e da Antonio Sannino (Strazza) su carta Magnani di Pescia

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Electron Spin Resonance

      Royal Society of Chemistry, 1981. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60233970; EAN: 9780851868011

      [Bookseller: Media Mall]
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      Worcester: Metacom Press. 1981. First. First edition. Four volumes. Each volume has a cloth spine (two are of fine cloth, and two are coarse cloth), and each has a different style of papercovered boards. As new. Each volume is hand-labeled "trial binding" on the limitation page and numbered respectively: "1/4," "2/4," "3/4," or "4/4." Each volume is Signed by Ann Beattie. Presumably your only chance to own all of the trial bindings of this limited edition. From the collection of Carter Burden. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Wilde Rose Caroline Cherie : Roman. Cecil Saint Laurent. Aus d. Franz. von Waldemar Sonntag

      München ; Wien : Langen Müller, 1981.. 413 S. ; 23 cm 8°, Gewebe Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Un caprice de Caroline Cherie Mit Original Schutzumschlag, K16188 ISBN 3784418821.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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        A Good Man in Africa.

      1981 - 8vo. Original fawn boards, pictorial dust-jacket; spine of wrapper sunned, otherwise a fine copy. First edition of the author's first novel. Inscribed by the author on the title-page, "All good wishes, William Boyd". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1981. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth-backed blue boards, titles to spine and author's initials to front board gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind. With the dust jacket. Edges of boards a little faded, light spotting to top edge of text block, small faint purple marks to top and bottom edges of front endpapers. An excellent copy in a bright jacket. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper and the title page. With the publisher's compliments slip loosely inserted.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sex ist ihre Waffe : Roman.

      München : Heyne, 1981.. Dt. Erstveröff. 191 S. ; 18 cm Kl.-8°, kart. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. K17568 ISBN 3453013670.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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        Amino-Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

      Royal Society of Chemistry, 1981. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60239692; EAN: 9780851868806

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        Oda jubilar: Para el sexto centenario de la muerte de Dante.

      Paul CLAUDEL: Oda jubilar: Para el sexto centenario de la muerte de Dante. Buenos Aires, Dos Amigos, 1981-1982. 95p. 4h. Ilustrado con dos aguafuertes originales de Raúl Alonso tiradas en su prensa por Mirta Ripoll. Edición bilingüe francés-castellano traducida al castellano por Victoria Ocampo. Edición privada y fuera de comercio realizada por Juan Osvaldo Viviano y Samuel César Palui destinada a sus amigos. Ejemplar Nº 74/75 en papel Velin d?Arches de 160 grs. Composición tipográfica en caracteres Erasmus cuerpo 20. Rústica en rama. (25 x 33 cm).

      [Bookseller: Libreria del Signo]
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        Chamber Music Society (SIGNED by Jennifer Bartlett: a Limited Ed. Silkscreen)

      Lincoln Center, N.Y. 1981 - This colored silkscreen/print is by Jennifer Bartlett; signed, dated “91”, and numbered at bottom right margin; the typography (in the middle separating the two illustrations) was created by the artist for this print titled: "The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center"; limited edition to 144 numbered copies ( this is # 4); paper size with margins: 34-3/4 x 23-1/2 in, image: 32-1/2 x 21-1/2in; printed by Charles Cardinal; the top image is in b&w and the bottom is a colored image in red, blue, & yellow; the silkscreen has been matted to either hide the text or not (it would be the buyers decision); the printer’s water mark embossed at bottom left “Charles Cardinal Serigraph Fine Creations, Inc.”; sold with acid free matting and unframed; the print is matted on the verso with 3 pieces of Archival “Linen Hinging Tape” at top margins; a few small creases at the very bottom margin that is hidden with the front matt, otherwise overall in VERY GOOD COND. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: DR FINE ARTS]
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        Tiffany at Auction

      New York: Rizzoli, 1981. Inserted loose is the prices realised of 414 lots of this auction. Blind stamped boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Fine in slightly worn dj. . Oblong 4to. 348 pp. 1009 color and black and white illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Richard L. Press, Fine and Scholarly Boo]
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        Indianer. Bleistiftzeichnung. 1981. Oben rechts signiert und datiert.

      . 20,2 : 7,3 cm auf dünnem Velin 29,6 : 21 cm. In der oberen rechten Blattecke mit Nr.: 44..

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison

      New York: Random House. (1981). Sixth printing. Introduction by Norman Mailer. Fine in a lightly worn, about fine dustwrapper. This copy Inscribed by Toni Morrison, an editor at Random House at the time of publication, to fellow author James Baldwin: "To Jimmy from Toni 11.10.82." Abbott, a life-long convict, presents his bleak view of the system. He was released from prison shortly after publication, after a campaign waged by the literati. Soon thereafter he stabbed a waiter to death, and returned to the warm bosom of his institutional hell. He died in prison in 2002. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Drache, Heinz. - "Fischerboot".

      . Zeichnung / Tempera auf Papier, 1981. Von Heinz Drache. 61 x 81,5 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten signiert und datiert. Verso betitelt. - Nachlass Nr. 8932. - Gut erhalten. Heinz Drache (1929 Dresden - 1989 Radebeul). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1948-53 Studium an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (HfBK) bei Hans Theo Richter, Josef Hegenbarth, Fritz Dähn und Max Erich Nicola. Danach Aspirantur bei Heinz Lohmar. Ab 1953 freischaffend tätig. Mitglied des Verbandes Bildender Künstler der DDR. 1960-80 Gestalter beim DEFA-Trickfilmstudio in Dresden. Ab 1981 wieder freischaffend in Radebeul-Oberlößnitz. Neben Grafik und Malerei schuf er Wandgemälde u.a. für die Lagerhalle des VEB Kaffee und Tee, die Mittelschule Oberlößnitz und den Dresdner Kulturpalast. 1956 Kunstpreis der Stadt Dresden. 1973 und 1979 Goldene Lorbeer des Fernsehens der DDR. 1983 Kunstpreis der Stadt Radebeul..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        Uhlig, Max. - "Zu Dritt".

      . Lithografie / Pinsellithografie, auf Hahnemühle-Bütten, 1981/1983. Von Max Uhlig. 54,5 x 65,9 cm (Darstellung / Stein) / 69,5 x 78,5 cm (Blatt). Oesinghaus 208. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert, mittig betitelt "Gruppe zu Dritt" und links mit Auflagenbezeichnung. Am Blattrand links unten Wasserzeichen der Hahnemühle. - Blattrand mit marginalen Mängeln. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Max Uhlig (*1937 Dresden, lebt und arbeitet in Dresden-Niederpoyritz). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, namhafter Vertreter der Dresdner Kunst in der DDR. 1955-60 Studium an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden bei Hans Theo Richter und Max Schwimmer. 1961-63 Meisterschüler an der Deutschen Akademie der Künste zu Berlin bei Hans Theo Richter. Bis Mitte der 1970er Jahre ausschließlich als Grafiker hervorgetreten. 1968 druckgrafische Zusammenarbeit mit Carlfriedrich Claus, später auch mit Charlotte E. Pauly, Dieter Goltzsche, Willy Wolff, Otto Niemeyer-Holstein, Heinrich Ehmsen und Wilhelm Höpfner. Seine charakteristischen Gemälde präsentierte Uhlig erstmals 1978 im Kupferstichkabinett Dresden. Langjährige Professor für Malerei an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden. Mitglied der Sächsischen Akademie der Künste. 1987 Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis der Akademie der Künste der DDR in Berlin, 1998 Hans-Theo-Richter-Preis und Sächsischer Verdienstorden, 2003 Kunstpreis der Landeshauptstadt Dresden..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        As He Lay Dead, a Bitter Grief

      New York: Albondocani Press. 1981. First. First edition. Fine in saddle-stitched self wrappers. Prospectus laid in. Copy letter C of 26 lettered copies Signed by the author. Reprints Styron's eulogy of Faulkner that originally appeared in Life magazine. Ray Roberts's copy, although not marked as such. Roberts was an influential editor with Viking, Henry Holt, and then Little, Brown, and he worked closely with John Fowles, Martha Grimes, Thomas Pynchon, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        André Masson

      Torino: SEAT, 1981. Edizione originale di 3000 esemplari. Fogli sciolti in cartella (loose as issued in original cloth portfolio). Ottimo (Fine). Cartella (cm 55x40). 60 bellissime riproduzioni delle opere di Masson protette da carta-feltro trasparente, condotte direttamente sugli originali e realizzate in offset (cm 55x40). A cura di Carmine Benincasa. Scritti di Jean-Paul Sartre e Carmine Benincasa. Nota biografica e indice delle tavole Le carte speciali delle tavole e dei testi sono state appositamente fabbricate dalla cartiera Miliani di Fabriano

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        The Ionian Mission

      London: Collins. VG : in very good condition with lightly rubbed dust jacket. 1981. First Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. 210mm x 135mm (8" x 5"). 346pp. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        New York Dolls

      Manchester: Babylon Books, February 1981. First Edition. Softcover.. Near Fine. Small 4to. 48pp. Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Black and White plates. Text in English. In superb condition. Very scarce first printing, with only 4 institutional copies, all in the UK. More images available on request. The young Morrissey's ode and love letter to the New York Dolls. Some excellent images and sharp and astute text by Morrissey. The Dolls were a huge influence on Morrissey- he was president of their UK fan club. "Some bands grab you and they never let you go and, no matter what they do, they can never let you down ... the Dolls were that for me." Fandom aside, Morrissey has produced a brilliant book on what is a quite important chapter in the history of popular culture, the Dolls not only signified the end of the 60s, but crossed boundaries in taste, dress and sexuality. Very scarce, the book was written and published before Morrissey then became famous with the Smiths. An important and informative piece of cultural ephemera.

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      New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.,. 1981. Octavo,. cloth-backed boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#86765). First edition. The scarce hardbound issue; reportedly only 1000 copies so bound. The author's first book and the first book of the Radix Tetrad sequence that "works as a complex meditation on metamorphosis elaborated within a space opera frame, so that densely ambitious moments of poetic aspiration alternate with episodes out of the rag-and-bone shop of pulp magazine fiction; this early use of space opera as frame or arena for baroque exfoliations of story immediately prefigures the similarly exorbitant work of Iain M. Banks and Dan Simmons ... After losing her radiation shield, which guards her against the full nakedness of the universe, Earth begins to mutate savagely, a transformation articulated clearly in RADIX itself through the story of a mutant superman, who undergoes the same transcendental jumpstart that jolts his planet through terrors and dimensions. - John Clute, SFE (online). 1981 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-55.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      Milano: Sciardelli, 1981. Prima ed. di 120 + XX es. numerati e firmati. broch, custodia (broch, slip-case). Perfetto (Mint). 16mo. Con 3 acqueforti, di cui una in copertina, e 3 puntesecche, di cui due a piena pagina numerate e firmate, di Franco Rognoni (cm 5x9; 11x9; 3,5x3) Testo composto a mano e stampato da Luigi Maestri. Prima edizione di 120 + XX es. numerati e firmati al colophon da Sereni e Rognoni [Jentsch, 1993; Gambetti 2007 ("Preziosa cartella, molto ricercata")]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Akathistos (Himno marial griego). Edición facsímil del códice R.I.19 de la Biblioteca de San Lorenzo el Real de El Escorial

      Edilán, Madrid 1981 - 4º, 2 vols. Vol 1: Facsímil, 32 hojas, todas iluminadas en oro y color. Vol 2: El himno Akathistos, primera parte del manuscrito griego. Análisis histórico-crítico del códice y transcripción y versión española de su texto por Gregorio de Andrés Martínez, 113 p. Tela editorial, con escudos en cubiertas. Ejemplar núm. 1424 de una edición de 2000 ejemplares numerados, sellados y firmados. Hermoso ejemplar, estampado en película de oro, mediante planchas grabadas sobre dibujos de Julián Robledo, y encuadernado siguiendo la encuadernación original. Contiene el texto griego, adornado con lujosas ilustraciones con figuras a todo color sobre fondo en oro, y grandes capitales a todo color. El volumen de estudio y comentario del códice va seguido del texto del himno transcrito al español. Facsímiles. Manuscritos. Marianismo. Facsimile. Manuscripts. Marianism.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Bibliografía De Autores Españoles Del Siglo XVIII.

      CSIC, Madrid, 1981 - 2001 - Obra completa en 10 muy gruesos volúmenes. (Por la voluminosidad de la obra los gastos de envio se cobrarán aparte) Size: 10 Vols. En 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Includes ?Gerald R. Ford? autograph! Three ALsS and a full signature of the Manson Family member who was convicted of the 1975 attempted assassination of President Ford and sentenced to life imprisonment

      "Comprises:(1) Bookplate Signed ?Gerald R. Ford,? 3.25? x 4.5?. Bordered in gilt with gilt-embossed presidential seal at top center. Mounting remnants on verso. No show-through. Fine condition.(2) Large signature ?Lynette / Fromme,? 4.5? x 3? lined paper, across the lines. Fine condition. (3) Autograph Letter Signed ?Lynette,? 5p, 3? x 5.25?, front & verso, one sheet folded in three, butterfly picture affixed to ?cover.? [Prison], March 20 [1981]. Unknown recipient. Fine condition. In part, ?In 5 years I?ve been beseiged by bloodsuckers so when I get mail I scan it & if I?m realy busy I don?t answer right away if at all. I?m not saying you are a leach ?" only that I?m not very open hearted toward people ... I?m in a room between 20-23 ½ hrs. day ... Being in prison can be good as well as bad. It allows time for thought ... But having sat down & been lonely, as you once were, adds more than it takes away. Are you Mormon?...?(4) Autograph Letter Signed ?Lynette,? 2p, 8? x 11?, separate sheets with half-page postscript on verso of second sheet. [Prison], April 5 no year. Unknown recipient. Fine condition. Fromme writes, in part, about fellow Manson Family member Sandra Good, known as ?Blue,? who, in 1976, was sentenced to 15 years in prison; Good was released on parole in 1985: ?I saw Blue one day and she is looking ok even tho we are under some pressure here to change and approve of what is not right to us. We maintain a good attitude and will to overcome recent problems here...?(5) Autograph Letter Signed ?Lynette? in red ink, 4p, 3.5? x 4.25?, two conjoined sheets, front & verso. [Prison], April 6, 1981. Questions for Mr. Wood. In part, ?Your words about the Earth & the people living on it are true & right but would you let it become a garbage strewn jungle of mad dog-like humans preying on each other or what do you choose to leave for the grandchildren? What would you do? What do you want personally?...?"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Waiting for the Barbarians

      Ravan Press, Johannesburg 1981 - First South African Edition. Nearly Fine book in a Fine spine faded Dust Jacket.The last few pages of the book has a small pen mark to the front text block. Signed by the author on the title page. First published in England, by Secker and Warburg in 1980, this is the third novel from the nobel prize winning author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: MDS BOOKS]
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        Diccionario de Terminos Cientificos y Tecnicos - Español Ingles / Ingles Español

      Barcelona, Spain: Marcombo, S.A. 1981 - 5 tomos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livro Ibero Americano Ltda]
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        The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 3. The Print

      Boston: New York Graphic Society, Little, Brown and Company, , 1981. With the collaboration of Robert Baker. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. First edition, first printing in this format, originally published 1950. Inscribed by the photographer "For Dave Gardmen! Better looking coming!!! Ansel Adams".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        City slang.

      . Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1981. Omsl. lidt nusset. * Debut. Sjaelden..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (SIGNED)

      pan books 1981 - 6th printing. mint condition. Signed by the author on first page: "To Belinda best wishes Douglas Adams" Little marks at the back. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hurlingham Books]
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      Colin Smythe, Gerrards Cross 1981 - Octavo, boards. The author's third book. "An absurdist RINGWORLD, subverting various SF cliches." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4- 341. A fine copy, age toning to edges of text block, lower corners gently bumped in a fine dust jacket, age toning to verso along upper edge, age toning to rear panel. (12728) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Autograph sketch leaf from the full score of the composer's "Summersong" for 23 wind instruments. Signed

      1 page. Folio. Notated in pencil on 16-stave paper on one side of a bifolium (310 x 232 mm.). Undated, but ca. 1981. Together with a typed letter signed from the composer to the prominent American choral conductor Harold Rosenbaum regarding both the present work and the composer's "Seasons Such as These," commenting on their significance and hoping for more performances. . Chaitkin's teachers included Dallapiccola, Shifrin and Imbrie.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        The Work of Atget: Volume I-Old France, Volume II-The Art of Old Paris, Volume III-The Ancient Regime, Volume IV-Modern Times (Signed First Edition)

      New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1981-1985. First editions. Hardcover. The best and most comprehensive look at Atget's images. Four volumes all in cloth bindings. A comprehensive look at the Atget's extensive body of work. Includes 475 plates along with over 300 reference images. All four books are in near fine condition or better with the dust jackets for volume 1, 2 and 3 in very near fine condition and the volume 4 dust jacket is lightly faded at the edges and spine. Volume 1 is signed and inscribed by Szarkowski on the half title page and uncommon as such. Overall, a very nice set.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        FUERA DEL MUNDO. Translated by Reginald Gibbons.

      Eleutherian Printers, Trenton, New Jersey 1981 - 1ª ed. 16x23. 24pp. sin paginar. Rústica. Textos en castellano e inglés en paralelo. Tirada de 76 ejemplares numerados (ejem. nº 30.) Este libro forma la última parte de Final, publicado unos meses más tarde. Impecable, y muy raro. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        Harlem Document Photographs 1932-1940 (Signed Limited Edition)

      Providence, RI: Matrix Publication, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Copy 3 of only 100 numbered copies. Foreword by Gordon Parks. Includes additional text from the Federal Writers Project edited by Ann Banks. While Siskind is perhaps best known for his abstract photographs he also took number of powerful images of Harlem. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket in a very near fine slipcase. Signed by Siskind on the limitation page. Very uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      Boston: Little, Brown, (1981) - Fine First Edition in equally Fine dust jacket of this, the first full-length novel by the renowned contemporary author. A wildly imaginative , bawdy, comic Dickensian romp which debuted to unanimous rave reviews and great popular success. Scarce in this condition and especially so signed. This copy is inscribed and signed as follows: Joan / Best wishes / T. Coraghessan Boyle [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        The Forest. Peep Show

      London: Warren Editions, 1981. An enchanting peep show by the well-known children's author and illustrator Harold Jones, revealing a view deep into forest filled with deer, squirrels, and other animal life. Comprised of six layered panels, plus the illustrated front panel bearing the title viewing aperture. In the background are a waterfall and mountain peaks with trees beginning to show autumnal hues. Printed by Christopher Skelton at Skelton's Press for Jonathan and Phillida Gili. In a slipcase covered with Curwen pattern paper and a hand-colored label, numbered and signed by the artist. The project was initially begun in 1981, but the artist and publishers quickly became overwhelmed by orders and realized that they had underestimated the amount of time and work it would take to hand-color and assemble each copy. The edition was finally completed in 1993. One can easily understand the delay: the hand-coloring is precise and intricate, and each of the panels is quite detailed. Measures approximately 7 by 6 1/4 inches, and 22 inches when extended. Extremely fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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