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        The Ionian Mission

      Collins, London 1981 - Tight and square, very faint foxing in endpapers. Dust jacket is intact and bright apart from spine and rear panel which appear slightly faded, light rust and crease to rear flap. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Self-Portrait: Ceaselessly into the Past (Signed Lettered Edition)

      Capra Press, Santa Barbra, CA 1981 - First Edition. One of 26 lettered copies (this being Letter "V") SIGNED by author Ross Macdonald and Eudora Welty, who contributes the introduction. An autobiography of sorts for Macdonald, quite elegant, comprised of sections composed by him at various points in his career. Fine in black leather, in a paper-covered slipcase as issued, with the corners of the slipcase lightly rubbed. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Chinese Porcelain Collections in the Near East: three volumes in case Topkapi and Ardebil

      Hong Kong University, 1981 - Three quarto hardcover volumes, frontispiece, xi, 1000pp., 84 colour and 424 monochrome plates, maps, bibliography, index. Black cloth boards with white titling. All in fine condition encased in a slightly scuffed, blue clip-up cloth covered bookcase with cream peg fasteners and white decoration and lettering. The introductory volume together with that on the collections of Chinese porcelain from the Topkapi Sarayi in Istanbul and the Ardebil Shrine in Tehran were first published in 1972 in a three volume Japanese limited edition, now out of print. Volume one broadly outlines the history of porcelain in China, the trade routes, the foreign influence on blue and white porcelain along with its design and stylistic characteristics. Volumes two and three give details of individual pieces and wares in the Topkapi and Ardebil collections (many of these are presented as tipped-in images). From the eighth century onwards Chinese porcelain has been exported along overland routes across Iran, Turkey, the Silk Road and even into Russia as well as the sea routes both in Southeast Asia and from ports in Africa to the Black Sea. These wares were valued as symbols of authority and status and collected by appreciative users. The collections at Topkapi and Ardebil date back to the mid fourteenth century. The background, origins, stylistic techniques and decoration is analysed by the author. The Yuan dynasty saw the rapid development in China of the Persian techniques of blue and white decoration, but applied to existing Chinese designs. The cobalt pigment often referred to in Chinese sources as Mohammedan blue had the advantage that it could be applied with comparative ease and this made possible the use of the high firing temperatures above 1300 degrees C required to produce fine porcelain without loss of colour. The demands of Arab traders for particular styles of pottery were of great influence at this time along with the export of cobalt from the Middle East and Africa. The author discusses in detail the design characteristics of the porcelain both in terms of dating as well as artistic expression. Chinese blue and white porcelain was a medium for the expression of artistic, social, historical and religious beliefs as well as displaying foreign influences and elements from its early Buddhist, Islamic, Persian and Arab associations such as the lotus, Arabic script and abstract designs. Well organised and brilliantly researched.

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        Robert Crumb. Sketchbooks 1982-2011 (volumes 7 -12) (Signed) (Limited Edition)

      Taschen, 2012. Hard Cover. New. Robert Crumb. SIX BOOK BOXED SET limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide with signed color art print. First Edition. This six-book boxed set is the first collection of Robert Crumb sketches to be printed from the original art since the hard-bound, slipcased, seven volume series issued by the German publisher Zweitausendeins between 1981 and 1997. Unlike the Zweitausendeins edition, which included every doodle ever made by the preeminent underground artist, this best-of edition has been personally edited by the notoriously picky artist to include only what he considers his finest work, including hundreds of late period drawings not published in previous sketchbook collections. Robert Crumb requested that the books representing the second half of his career be published first due to fan demand for new Crumb material (Volume 1 covers the period 1982-2011, and Volume 2 covers the period 1964-1981). In the last 20 years Crumb's artistic output has slowed considerably, making new works more rare and highly prized. This collection of over 600 unseen drawings created between 1996 and 2011 makes this a must-have collectible for every Crumb fan. The slipcased set is made with loving attention to detail in a size and format selected by the artist. Each book in the boxed set contains 224 pages, for a total of 1,344 pages of prime Crumb. The set includes a hand-written introduction, and marbleized page edges from a design created by the artist. Each set of this 1,000-copy limited edition also includes a signed color art print of a Crumb original. 1344 pages. Full Colour illustrations. 8" x 11" (203mm x 279mm).

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        Edward Steichen: The Early Years, 1900-1927

      Gordonsville, GA: Aperture Publishers. 1981. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Newhall and Calderone, all on BFK Rives paper, from a total issue of 1,100. Page size: 19-5/8 inches x 15- 11/16 inches. Illustrated with 12 photographic images made by means of the Talbot-Klic photogravure process. The chrome-faced copper plates were made by Jon Goodman and Richard Benson. Eleven plates were made using the dust-grain technique and one plate using a specially prepared screen. The plates were hand pulled on the presses of the Atelier de Taille Douce (Saint-Prex, Switzerland). The texts were set in Monotype Bembo and printed by The Stinehour Press. The Design is by Wendy Byrne. Bound: loose in portfolio case, bound in Indian tussah silk and Curtis Tweedweave paper by Brick and Ballerstein. & In 1969, Edward Steichen proposed that Aperture publish his early photographs as hand-pulled photogravures. Three plates were made from the original negatives Steichen provided for this portfolio. Where suitable negatives no longer existed, the finest examples of Steichen&#39;s vintage prints were lent. The result is a portfolio of great beauty containing Steichen&#39;s iconic images. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Three Pears and an Apple: Photogravure by Edward Steichen from The Early Years 1900-1927 Portfolio

      Aperture Inc., New York, NY 1981 - Aperture, Inc., New York, NY. 1981. Paper Size 20" X 16". Image Size 12 1/2" x 9 3/4". Single page photogravure from portfolio published by Aperture in 1982. The portfolio was produced in an edition of 1,000 with the first 500 printed on 300 gram Rives BFK paper. This image comes from portfolio number 437. This hand-pulled dust-grain photogravure is printed by master photogravure printer Jon Goodman. Item Condition: Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        American Frontiers: Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1867-1874 [SIGNED BY AUTHOR]

      Aperture (1981), New York - 1/200. Sm. oblong quarto. 118,[1]pp. Gold-stamped green cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine in matching slipcase. Signed by Joel Snyder on limitation page. Frontispiece. Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs of the American West. Book accompanied by 12" x 10" matted albumen print of Cooleys Park. Print rests in stiff (17" x 21 3/4") tan paper-covered portfolio with stamped gold lettering within red border on cover. Text below print: "Cooley's Park, Arizona, 1873. Timothy H. O'Sullivan (1840-1882). Gold-toned Albumen print derived from the original negative and authorized by the National Archives and Record Service, Washington, D. C. This print is number an edition limited to one hundred prints and twenty proofs." Portfolio in original protective wrapping paper. Book and print in fine condition. With original publisher's shipping box. Top edge of box open, some wear to box. Scarce. "Cooleys Park was taken during one of the expeditions Timothy O'Sullivan made out West in the late nineteenth century in Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado.This image was taken in Arizona, close to the canyons and rock dwellings where several tribes where living at the time. O'Sullivan's Western photographs represent not only an explorer's first encounter with a startling new terrain, but also an artist's vision of the power of nature, at once threatening and awesome. Traversing American frontiers of land and photography, O'Sullivan encountered the Western wilderness and documented the outposts of an advanced civilization." (Source: Aperture Foundation) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Bodley Head London 1981 - ORIGINAL WILD THING DRAWING on the front end paper makes this wonderful survey of the artist's work a supreme collectable. Maurice Sendak has drawn the picture and inscribed it thus: 'For Peter Kettle BOO! Maurice Sendak May '82'. This is a perfect first printing of the UK first edition. Original pictorial cloth covers with Sendak illustration from 'Where the Wild Things Are' printed on front and back, covered with a transparent glassine wrapper with white lettering on spine, front cover and inside turn backs, terracotta end-papers. 261 illustrations, including 94 plates in full colour, 3 folding plates and one popup illustration, with a chronology of books and index. Sendak, born in Brooklyn and now in his eighties, gained widespread international acclaim after writing and illustrating 'Where the Wild Things Are', which was turned into an opera and recently a film. Before Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak was best known for illustrating Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear series of books. This wonderful and large scale survey of his work has never been surpassed, and this unique copy is highly desirable. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Christopher Pratt.

      [Toronto]: Quintus Press, [1981]. - oblong, folio. pp. 209. 81 hand-tipped colour & b/w plates. Original signed silkscreen print 'Labrador Sea' by Christopher Pratt limited to 93 copies loosely laid in. Signed by Christopher Pratt, David Silcox & Meriké Weiler. loosely inserted prospectus with two tipped-in plates loosely inserted. Quarter Oasis Niger goatskin and Bolton natural finish linen boards (spine sunned). linen slipcase. Edition limited 279 signed & numbered copies of which this is one of 93 copies containing an original signed silkscreen print titled &#145;Labrador Sea&#146;. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Naturwissenschaften. Wochenschrift für die Fortschritte der Naturwissenschaft, der Medizin und der Technik (ab 1924: Wochenschrift für die Fortschritte der reinen und der angewandten Naturwissenschaften. Organ der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte und Organ der Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften; ab 1967: Organ der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften. Organ der Gesellschaft deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte), 8. Jg. (1920) &#150; 68 Jg. (1981). Fehlend?(missing): 1924, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1938, 1939, Auch Einzelbände erhältlich. Also particular volumes available.

      Berlin (später Berlin, Heidelberg, New York), Springer Verlag, 1920 &#150; 1981. - Von dem Physiker 1913 ins Leben gerufen, waren &#132;Die Naturwissenschaften" vor allem in den zwanziger und dreißiger Jahren &#150; neben der englischsprachigen &#132;Nature" &#150; eine der weltweit angesehensten Fachzeitschriften, im Besonderen der Disziplinen Physik und Chemie. Im internationalen Rang dieser Zeitschrift spiegelt sich die überragende Rolle deutscher Physiker und Chemiker in ihren jeweiligen Fachdisziplinen wider. So wurde zwischen 1907 und 1932 der Nobelpreis in Physik siebenmal, im Fach Chemie gar neunmal an deutsche Wissenschaftler verliehen. Alle Preisträger waren publizistische &#132;Stammkunden" der &#132;Naturwissenschaften", die unter anderem für die sehr rasche Veröffentlichung eingehender Manuskripte bekannt waren, worauf es in einer Zeit der Umbrüche und der sich überschlagenden Neuigkeiten in besonderem Maße ankam. Legendär ist unter anderem eine Episode um Otto Hahn und Fritz Strassmann, die ihre bahnbrechenden Forschungen zur Uranspaltung selbstverständlich stets in den &#132;Naturwissenschaften" veröffentlichten. Als Hahn kurz vor Weihnachten 1938 glaubte, den entscheidenden Durchbruch erzielt zu haben, rief er den mit ihm befreundeten Leiter des Springer Verlages, Paul Rosbaud, an, worauf Hahns Manuskript umgehend in die nächsterscheinende Ausgabe wanderte. de 150000 Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand. Auch innen sehr gute Exemplare; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Mit Bibliothekssigeln der Bonner Sternwarte. In toto sehr schöne Sammlung dieser bedeutenden Zeitschrift der Naturwissenschaften, in der sich wie in kaum einem anderen Periodikum die deutsche Wissenschaftsgeschichte widerspiegelt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats. Bis 1945 (until 1945): EUR 50,00; nach 1945 (after 1945): EUR 25,00. Jahrgänge 8 (1920) &#150; 68 (1981). Schwarze Ganzleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Format: 26,5 x 19 cm (ab 1946: 29,5 x 21 cm). Buchdeckel in mehrfarbiger bräunlicher (später: grauer) Marmorierung und mit Leinenecken bzw. Leinenkanten. Jeder Band mit ca. 1.000 Seiten (spätere Jahrgänge mit ca. 700 S.).

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        Predicted Future Inventions'.

      Amsterdam, Galerie Brinkman (1981). White cloth-covered cardboard portfolio (hardcover), 78 x 58 cms., containing 7 text-leaves with screenprinted b/w illustrations showing the artist at work and 6 original black-and-white lithographs, 76 x 56 cms., printed on 'BFK-rives 270 gram' at Rento Brattinga, Amsterdam, all signed, dated '81' and numbered '29/30'. Six predicted future inventions, which Engels shaped whitin 6 double-pages. The double-image consists of the predicted future invention, lithographically drawn in a complete darkened studio. The lithograph is flanked by a silkscreen page with text and an infra-red photograph of the drawing-action. Loosely inserted an illustrated and folded invitation on Pieter Engels by Galerie Yaki Kornbl - Amsterdam, Galerie Brinkman (1981). White cloth-covered cardboard portfolio (hardcover), 78 x 58 cms., containing 7 text-leaves with screenprinted b/w illustrations showing the artist at work and 6 original black-and-white lithographs, 76 x 56 cms., printed on 'BFK-rives 270 gram' at Rento Brattinga, Amsterdam, all signed, dated '81' and numbered '29/30'. Six predicted future inventions, which Engels shaped whitin 6 double-pages. The double-image consists of the predicted future invention, lithographically drawn in a complete darkened studio. The lithograph is flanked by a silkscreen page with text and an infra-red photograph of the drawing-action. Loosely inserted an illustrated and folded invitation on Pieter Engels by Galerie Yaki Kornblit (16/9 - 12/10, 1989), Amsterdam, titled: 'Style as Dogma is the Vehicle of Standstill, Pieter Engels Retrospective/1958-1989'. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Guide to Religious Ritual at Abydos

      Aris and Phillips - Wiltshire - 1981 - Fine - An excellent, landscape format paperback. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR to the title page. As new condition throughout. Full of detailed diagrams and accompanying text. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Dooibroek- en Duiven(hok)-registraties. MINT COPY.

      ('s-Hertogenbosch), Jan de Bie, (1981). Original portfolio consisting wooden panels containing colour silkscreen illustrations on the outside/inside, kept together with four large black ties, 55 x 40 cms., containing 14 silkscreen prints in black, red, grey, green, white and blue printed on seven sheets of brown paper, signed in (thick) black brush 'Jan de Bie' and numbered '85' on the inside of the front panel. HOUSED in the original artist's corrugated cardboard wrapper, stamped 'Jan de Bie - Duiven - Map Dooibroek' added 4 illustrations of pigeons. - ('s-Hertogenbosch), Jan de Bie, (1981). Original portfolio consisting wooden panels containing colour silkscreen illustrations on the outside/inside, kept together with four large black ties, 55 x 40 cms., containing 14 silkscreen prints in black, red, grey, green, white and blue printed on seven sheets of brown paper, signed in (thick) black brush 'Jan de Bie' and numbered '85' on the inside of the front panel. HOUSED in the original artist's corrugated cardboard wrapper, stamped 'Jan de Bie - Duiven - Map Dooibroek' added 4 illustrations of pigeons. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      [Glasgow: D. Bryce & Son, c1906]. ?The [miniature] Koran is another almost legendary title published by Bryce...During World War I many copies were issued to Muslim soldiers fighting with the Allied troops and were often regarded as talismans. Lately it has become increasingly difficult to find copies of this book which thirty years ago was so common that an oriental bookseller of my acquaintance had an entire drawer full of them...The great economic, political and spiritual revival which has taken place in the Arab world may perhaps account for the present scarcity and have led to the absorption of most of the remaining copies.? (Bondy, 1981) Bondy p. 111. 2.7 x 1.8 cm. Arabic text. unpaginated. india-paper. title within decorated border. headpieces & marginal decorations. contemporary gilt-stamped limp brown morocco, kept in original metal locket (3.3 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm.) with inset magnifying glass in upper lid (metal locket rusty & not closing)

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        Spanking the Maid. Red Satin Bound Limited Edition of 95, with Fair Copy page tipped in

      Bruccoli Clark, Bloomfield Hills, MI [Columbia, SC] 1981 - Bloomfield Hills, MI and Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark, 1981. First Edition. Illustrated by Erica (Rikki) Ducornet. Quarto, 53 pp. As new, pristine and flawless. The special signed, limited edition - of 95 copies only - in cushioned red silk fine binding, gilt imprinting, Artemis paper, marbled endpapers, and with a page of Coover's own fair-copy handwritten manuscript tipped in on the verso of the half-title. Not to be confused with the larger limited run of 505 copies, this one is definitely meant for display; a stunning visual treat. Coover's often [and usually humorously] misunderstood farce-masterpiece of soft erotica and allegory, in its most collectible form; buy the trade issue if you want to read it. Visual sumptuousness of the book itself befits the character of the tale, and soft, symbolic illustrations by Rikki (Erica Ducornet) carry the tone. Eye candy on the cocktail table, but cosset it between soirees. One of Daphne Merkin's favorite S/M books. L-19 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Horizon Press, New York 1981 - np, 90 b&w illustrations. Designed by Marvin Hoshino. "A Way of Seeing" is the late Helen Levitt's classic presentation of New York street photography accompanied by an incisive essay by James Agee. Limited to two hundred and fifty copies only, this example is from the 1981 Horizon Press deluxe edition that was completely redesigned from the 1965 Viking first printing; containing a revised text along with twenty-four additional images. It is bound in 1/4 gilt stamped vellum over gilt stamped blue boards, and is housed in a blue linen slipcase. A most handsome copy (whose 1965 first edition is cited on pages 252-253 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I", pages 214-215 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", and pages 178-179 of "The Book of 101 Books") SIGNED AND NUMBERED 31/250 by Helen Levitt in black ink on the colophon, as issued, showing some sunning to the slipcase along its extremities. It has been priced accordingly. 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Water Music

      Boston: Atlantic/Little Brown. (1981). First. First edition. A hint of wear at the extremities else a square, near fine copy in very good or better dustwrapper with faint tide marks to the spine and a touch of loss at the crown. Inscribed by the author to his brother-in-law: "Hank: with love, T. Coraghessan Boyle." A nice association copy of the author&#39;s second book and first novel. .

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        The Caribbean Account (SIGNED)

      New York: Delacorte Press, 1981. Very good copy of stated first printing of first edition (true first) in very good plus Brodarted dust jacket. Book is bumped at head and tail of spine, lightly sunned at top and bottom edges of boards, lightly soiled at top of text block, one small stain to fore-edge, back board bumped at lower left, slight spine slant. Bottom of text block is red. Dust jacket is rubbed at tips and corners, bumped at head and tail of spine, lightly soiled, sunned at top and bottom edges of flaps. Inscribed by author on title page. Author&#39;s third novel, sexy, funny and frightening. The third novel in the author&#39;s highly-acclaimed Roger Levin trilogy. We specialize in espionage and other books by Alan Furst.. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Plus.

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        Robert E. Haynes Auction Catalogs 1 - 10.

      1981- 1984., San Francisco. 1981 - Set of 10 catalogues - with catalogue 5 in photocopy only. Catalogues 1 -4 and 6 - 10 in original paperback format and in very good condition. Volume 5 in photocopy only and unbound. Prices realised for all sales except number 10 loosely inserted. These sale catalogues are a vital reference anyone interested in the field of tosogu. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        You Can&#39;t Keep a Good Woman Down

      New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. (1981). First. First edition. A trifle foxed on the top edge, still fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to her editor: "To John Ferrone, with gratitude & love. Alice Walker." A very nice association copy of this collection of short stories. .

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        A Garland for the Laureate; poems presented to Sir John Betjeman on his 75th birthday

      The Celandine Press, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1981 - Of an edition of 350 copies, this is one of 75 numbered copies bound in quarter cloth, marbled boards, and signed by all of the contributors Large 8vo Fine copy in slipcase. Contributor Anthony Thwaite&#146;s copy with his pencilled ownership signature. Loosely inserted is a mimeographed Typed Letter signed by Betjeman, with envelope, in a sadly very shaky hand, to Anthony Thwaite, thanking him for his poem The other contributors include Dannie Abse, Kingsley Amis, Patricia Beer, Alan Brownjohn, Leonard Clark, Charles Causley, Patric Dickinson, Roy Fuller, Ted Hughes, Elizabeth Jennings, Philip Larkin, Sacheverell Sitwell, Stephen Spender, R.S. Thomas, John Wain and Laurence Whistler. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Faksimile - Die Eidgenössische Chronik des Wernher Schodoler. Um 1510 bis 1535 (Faksimile; 2 Bde. von 3).

      Luzern, Faksimile-Vlg., 1981 - 2° (39.5 x 29.5 cm), Kommentarbd.: 410 S.; Faksimilebd.: 183 Bl., OHLdr., Lwd. des Faks.-Bandes hinten min. stockfl., sonst tadell. (Der zweite Textbd. der Edition - mit den Teilen aus der Sophien-Bibl. Überlingen und Bibl. Zurl. in der Aargauischen Kantonsbilbiothek - fehlt. 1 von 1060 Ex. Im Kommentarbd. die vollständige Edition des Chroniktextes, zu Leben und Werk von W. Schodoler, zur Sprache und handschriftl. Überlieferung, Register. Der vorliegende Bd. II umfasst den Alten Zürichkrieg, den Österreichischen Krieg, Frieden von Baden, den Armagnakenkrieg bis zur Konstanzer Übereinkunft. Vorliegendes Ex. vermutlich ein Präsentationsexemplar, entgegen der Ausstattung der Normalausgabe mit ihrem Ganz-Ldr. und Schliessen in nüchternem HLdr. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Hudson-Chadwick Publishing. Nottingham. - 1981 1st edition. Hardback issue. Small 8vo (150 x 215mm). Ppviii,152. B/w photographs & illustrations. Green boards, spine titled in gilt. Slight lean to spine otherwise very good in very slightly torn and spine-faded dust-wrapper. One of the classic carp books and very scarce in hardback. As ever with Rod, the author mixes good solid practical information with well-written carp angling tales. Without doubt one of the best carp angling writers and this is perhaps his hardest book to find. Chapters include:- Location of carp; Tackle and tactics; Introduction to baits; Particle baits; Paste baits; When it all comes right; The unexplained; Snag fishing; Carp in winter; Ambition achieved; A never-to-be-forgotten evening; Large carp waters; Postscript; Dear Rod. from Chris Yates; A short interview with the author; When it all goes wrong; Carp fishing in the future; In conclusion. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paul Outerbridge. A Singular Aesthetic: Photographs and Drawings 1921-1941. A Catalogue Raisonne

      Arabesque Books 1981 - Santa Barbara, CA: Arabesque Books, 1981. (12.25 x 9.5 in, 31.2 x 24.5 cm). Limited to 1500 deluxe copies hardbound, mounted and matted photograph on upper panel (see images) and with a printed acetate dust jacket. Introductory essay by Bernard Barryte. Also included "The Carbro Process" by Paul Outerbridge. Profusely illustrated with both black and white and color photographs. A beautiful production in fine condition, uncommon thus. Original cloth covered boards with title printed on panel mounted to spine and matted color reproduction mounted to the upper panel (in fine, as new condition, internally and externally); original printed somewhat frosted acetate dust jacket (fine condition with only very minimal rubbing and an 8cm scratch on the lower panel). A beautifully preserved copy. "The three dimensional front cover of this volume with its mounted hinged mat displays one of Outerbridge's most famous Carbro-color prints, "Woman with Claws". With the hinged mat lifted, that part of the original image subsequently edited out by Outerbridge can be examined, allowing the viewer to study the aesthetic of Outerbridge's editorial process. His original intention was to objectify the model, evidenced by the mask; however, the full intention was not achieved until the final presentation-the overmatting." A fine copy of the deluxe edition of the Paul Outerbridge catalogue raisonne. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paul Outerbridge A singular Aesthetic Photographs & Drawings 1921-1941 A Catalogue Raisonné

      ARabesque Books, Santa Barbara 1981 - br. couv. rig.toile ornée d'une phot. coul. jaq. rhod. transp. 24,5x31cm. 1600gr. 238pp. ill. n&b. coul. 1500exempl. ex-libris en dos couverture excellent état intérieur et couv. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Engravings of David Jones

      London: Clover Hill Editions, 1981. Large quarto. x, 58pp., 96ff. One of 260 copies on vélin d&#39;Arches. A celebration of the work of the artist David Jones, containing reproductions of selected engravings, preceded by the author&#39;s survey of Jones&#39;s work and a list of the artist&#39;s engravings. Extremely fine in gilt-stamped green cloth.

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      Andoversford: The Whittington Press, 1981. stiff paper wrappers. Whittington Press. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 70 pages. First edition, limited to 350 numbered copies. Eleven chapters on various aspects of printing, private press, illustration and papermaking. Includes articles by Edward Craig on Gordon Craig, John Randle, Richard Kennedy, Glenn Storhaug, Brocard Sewell, Colin Cohen, John Hadfield, Michael Taylor and Ian Mortimer. The very scarce beginning of one of the most impressive periodicals devoted to fine printing ever produced.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Shashinron (The Theory of Photography)

      Toujusha 1981 - Interesting work by Araki on the theory of photography, including sections of particularly provocotive photographs to bring the points of the book home. Apparently, Araki personalized a number of copies of this work (first edition, second printings) with his signature, a short poem, and an illustration of a -- well, please refer to the picture in this listing for the subject of the illustration -- and sent the copies to his photography and professional contacts. While the book itself is not particularly rare in Japan, copies personalized to Araki's contacts in this matter are scarce. This copy in good condition inside and out; personalized to an insider in the publishing industry. Certainly, a must-have in any collection of Araki's work. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Take it! 1-6 [Complete Run]

      Boston, Massachusetts: Take It! Magazine. 1981-1982. A complete run of this short-lived but pioneering Boston-based magazine, including the elusive final issue. Folios and one quarto. Between 32pp. and 48pp. Illustrated self-wrappers, the quarto issue stapled. Fine. Created by Michael Koenig, with help from longtime music critic and independent music historian Byron Coley, Take It! covered the punk, hardcore, and newly emerging indy music scenes. Each issue included a flexi-disc with music from Dead Kennedys, Angry Samoans, The Trademarks, The Creamers, Yello, Renaldo and The Loaf, The Mutants, 1/2 Japanese, and Flipper. The run features articles, interviews, essays, and reviews from Richard Meltzer, John Holmstrom, Jonathan Borofsky, Gang of Four, Mission of Burma, Black Flag, Flesh Eaters, The Slits, The Psychedelic Furs, and many others. A nice run of this influential music magazine. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      (Manchester): Babylon Books, (1981). First Edition. Wraps. Very good +. 4to. Pictorial wraps. Offset printed. Some mild rubbing, edgewear. Very good plus or better overall. [44]pp. Published before the formation of The Smiths, Morrissey&#39;s first book consists of 8 pages of text by the singer followed by reproductions of Dolls photographs and press clippings. A direct outgrowth of articles Morrissey penned for various zines (among them KID&#39;S STUFF and THE NEXT BIG THING), the future singer&#39;s "book- zine" appeared in 1981 from hometown publisher Babylon Books, a one-man operation headed by John Muir. Muir has claimed the book sold upwards of 3000 copies, but if that&#39;s so most of those were undoubtedly from a second printing done to take advantage of The Smith&#39;s growing popularity and likely coinciding with the similarly-motivated reprint of Morrissey&#39;s second book for Baby- lon, JAMES DEAN IS NOT DEAD (1983). Even accounting for this title&#39;s ephemeral production, however, with OCLC recording just three copies worldwide (and *all* of those a 1995 reprint), we strongly suspect Muir&#39;s claims are inflated. It would be difficult to overstate the Doll&#39;s influence on Morrissey&#146;s development as an artist. He was the president of their UK fan club; and their albums, performances, and perhaps most of all personae were foundational experiences for the young singer-songwriter. A book we&#39;ve been looking for for almost ten years and the first we&#39;ve seen offered in that time.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Growing Up with Mickey

      Philadelphia: The Rosenbach Museum & Library, 1981. - Limited to 500 numbered and signed copies, this high quality art print in full color was prepared for the exhibition Maurice Sendak: The Artist's Collection of Children's Toys, Books and Drawings. It measures 22-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches and pictures the artist waving into a cheval mirror at a reflection of Mickey Mouse, commemorating that both he and Mickey (Steamboat Willie) were born in 1928. The image originally appeared in TV Guide magazine (1978) where Mr Sendak writes about his childhood memories and how they have affected his creativity and passions over the years. This poster is reproduced in the artist's 1986 book POSTERS (p. 3). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Battledore Ltd]
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      Rosenkilde og Bagger 1981, 2.upplagan (faksimilupplaga), ca 8.000s illustrerade med planscher delvis i färgtryck. Förlagets röda linneband med förgyllda ryggtitlar i förlagets pappkassetter; endast några cellofanomslag är bevarade. Komplett välhållen svit i 22 volymer, del 22 är Registerband.. Första svenska upplagan utgavs av Allhems 1956-78. Övriga redaktörer: Allan Karker (Danmark), Gunvor Kerkkonen (Finland), Jakob Benediktsson och Magnús Már Lárusson (Island), Finn Hødnebø (Norge)

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        Francesco Clemente Pinxit

      Published by Anthony d'Offay , London 1981 - , hand-made book complete with 8 colour plates held to leaves at corners, plus 6 colour reproductions directly on art paper, black & white and colour reproductions on boards and flaps, SIGNED by Francesco Clemente at rear, includes loose typed insert at front from the publisher First Edition , cloth and boards lightly rubbed in places, internally clean and bright, in very good condition , green cloth spine and fore-edge with colour reproductions to boards 33 x 27 cm approx. Hardback SIGNED by the artist [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Joan Miro, Litografo - [Volumes 1-3]. Prologues by Raymond Queneau [Vol. 2] and Joan Teixidor [Vl. 3]. Complete with all Original Lithographs

      Barcelona : Poligrafa [C1972-C.1981] 0 - Chiefly color illustrated. [Spanish]. Fine cloth copies in equally fine dws. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. An exceptinal set; highly uncommon in such positive condition. Additional bibliographic detail on request. 8 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Dangling in the Tournefortia: Poems.

      Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara 1981 - #125 of 300 numbered & signed copies. A Fine tight copy in a Fine acetate dust jacket. Catalog Nog

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        Akathistos (himno Marial griego)

      Editora Internacional De Libros Antiguos, SA 1981 - Edición facsímil del primer himno a la Virgen incluido en un códice que, con el título genérico de Poesías en loor de la Virgen, se conserva en la biblioteca de El Escorial (Madrid) bajo la signatura R.I.19. Escrito originalmente en el siglo VI en Bizancio y copiado para Felipe II con motivo de su coronación, tiene 30 folios de pergamino (18,5 x 24,5 cm) decorados con 23 miniaturas en forma de cuadros que ocupan la mitad de la página y 15 ornamentaciones de motivos vegetales, todas ellas sobre grueso pan de oro estampado en caliente, troquelados en todas sus páginas según el original, y encuadernados como éste, en seda amarilla. estampada en seco. Volumen complementario con transcripción del texto griego, su traducción al español y un estudio histórico, artístico y codicológico, por Gregorio de Andrés, encuadernado igual que el facsímil, 113 pp. Edición numerada de 2000 ejemplares.

      [Bookseller: El Arte de la Memoria]
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        PHOTOS IN + OUT CITY LIMITS: BOSTON ("PHOTOS IN & OUT CITY LIMITS: BOSTON") - Rare Signed Copy of The First And Only Edition

      New York City, NY: ULAE Incorporated, 1981 - 1st Printing. Signed. 70 pages. Published in 1981. Collection of photographs on subject. The first of a planned series on American cities, the project ended with a companion volume on New York City. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The book is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Robert Rauschenberg: Oversize-volume format. White softcovers with metallic-silver titles beautifully embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Robert Rauschenberg. Essay by Clifford Ackley. Matching white hard board slipcase. Printed on thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to the very highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the great artist's collection of black-and-white photographs on Boston, the partial fulfillment of his 30-year-old wish to photograph the entire United States, a project he never completed. Showcases his unique approach to photography as a process of discovery, selection, and assemblage of objects from everyday life. One of the least well-known facts about Rauschenberg is that he began his career as a photographer. He makes no distinction between his photography and his painting, and he brings the same acute eye to both. The photographs, like the paintings, are formally rigorous, sensuous, and piercing. His celebrated method of appropriating found images and objects to capture the fabric, tempo, and "feel" of modern life is photographically-inspired and characterizes his large body of work. The idea of appropriation is not unique to Rauschenberg. It is a central tenet of Surrealism and continues to be the latter Movement's enduring legacy. What makes Rauschenberg's work unique is the way he has "set in motion an interplay of shapes in which the human form is integrated to a rigorous yet flamboyant sense of design, pictures in which art and real life coincide" (Pontus Hulten). "A protean genius who showed America that all of life could be open to art. Rauschenberg didn't give a fig for consistency or curating his reputation; his taste was always facile, omnivorous, and hit-or-miss, yet he had a big-ness of soul and a richness of temperament that recalled Walt Whitman" (Robert Hughes). "Mine is the need to be where it will always never be the same again. Photography is the most direct communication of non-violent contacts" (Robert Rauschenberg). An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Rauschenberg collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in pencil by Robert Rauschenberg. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of few signed copies still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Many copies have major flaws because the color white soils very easily. According to dealers who knew him, Rauschenberg basically stopped signing books in the 1990's. Signed copies still available online are vintage, not recent, and very few. A rare signed copy thus. 45 tritone plates. One of the greatest artists of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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        The Chessplayer & Other Essays.

      Andoversford, Gloucestershire Whittington Press (1981) - Quarto. (28)pp. One of twenty-five copies bound in vellum. Illustrated with two wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. Signed by the artist, R. George Thomas (writer of the introduction and editor of the author's letters and poems), and Myfanwy Thomas (the author's daughter). First appearing circa 1911 in a little-known magazine called "Orpheus," "The Chessplayer" describes a recurring, haunting dream using vivid language and Blake-like imagery. With red and black marbled endpapers which match the slipcase. Slight bowing to the vellum, else fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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. .

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        Andy Warhol - Philippe. Photographies Originales.

      Par l'auteur 1981 - - Par l'auteur, S.l. 1981-1982, 22x22cm sur papier Ilford 30x40cm, 2 planches photographiques. - Diptyque de portraits photographiques originaux en noir et blanc réalisés et tirés par Marc Trivier. Les deux photographies, mises en regard, sont: - Un portrait photographique original de Andy Warhol à New-York en 1982. - Un portrait photographique original de Philippe prise à Manage en 1981. Portrait d'artiste, d'anonyme, de fou, d'abattoir ou d'arbre : Marc Trivier a photographié chaque sujet avec la même intensité interrogative. Toutes réalisées dans le même format carré, élémentaire et clos, sans retouche ni recadrage, les photographies semblent moins mettre en scène un sujet - célèbre ou inconnu, élu ou déchu, vivant ou mort - qu'interroger une présence. «Ce qui m'intéressait, ce n'était pas de photographier simplement un corps ou un visage, mais cette situation particulière qui est quelqu'un en train de faire la photo de quelqu'un d'autre.» En confrontant les portraits d'artistes à leur correspondant altéré, Trivier dévêt l'oeuvre de ses effets et dévoile l'énigmatique nudité du corps photographique. "Dans sa cosmogonie, chaque chose, chaque être, végétal, animal ou humain, mérite le même respect. Car tous sont confrontés à la même loi d'airain : la solitude. " (Luc Desbenoit in Télérama, le 05/03/2011 à l'occasion de la rétrospective Marc Trivier à la Maison Européenne de la Photographie). Tirages argentiques non signés, comme la plupart des oeuvres de Trivier. Epreuves uniques tirées par l'artiste. Petite tache en marge supérieure de la photographie de Warhol. Rarissime diptyque d'un des grands photographes contemporains. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        For the Hundredth Time: Gabberjabb Number 5

      Minor Confluence: Perishable Press. 1981. Selected as one of AIGA's 50 Best Books of the Year. One of 200 copies printed, this copy is inscribed by Hamady on the back cover: "This is a special copy for our friend ___ ____ there in Salisbury/ the cigar box label was given to me a long time ago (along with some cigar molds) by Paul Blackburn. If you subtract 14,500 from copy number you will see this is copy number five. All best, Walter the Hamady 15 VIII 81." Laid in is an autograph note signed by Hamady from Labor Day of the same year; in part: "Your words do cheer me up in a world that seems so bossy & indifferent." Approximately 50 words, written on the back of a postcard, but mailed in an envelope (included). Both the book and the letter are fine. Hamady's Interminable Gabberjabb series, begun in 1973 and comprising eight books by its end in 2005, is considered to have "changed the face of contemporary book arts in the United States" (Univ. of Arizona Poetry Center). Number 5 is considered by some to be one of the finest in the series, in its playfulness and the variety of its collage elements, which contrast with and complement the very serious content pertaining to his relief at his wife's return from the hospital after successful surgery. The Gabberjabbs collectively challenge the "reader" to slow down, discard the usual assumptions and attitudes toward the printed work, and engage the material in a manner that is interactive and collaborative: one feels almost as though one is creating the book as one reads it -- a conceit carefully engendered by the author. Since the books were created from the leftover materials from Hamady's other projects, each copy tends to be unique in some fashion. Gabberjabbs were recognized quickly for their importance and the small print runs quickly disappeared. OCLC locates 57 copies of Number 5, an extraordinarily high number for a book with such a small limitation. Copies seldom turn up on the market, let alone copies that are annotated by the author, as this one is, with the additional inserted letter as well as the original 1981 invoice for the subscriber's purchase. A fine copy of a landmark artist's book, and a rarity in the market. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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