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        Cujo

      The Viking Press, New York, New York, U.S.A. 1981 - Published in New York by The Viking Press in 1981. First edition, no indication of later printing. This copy includes a loose, handwritten note signed by the author that reads, "For Dr. Frank Plotkin - Audrey Eaglen says you're the handsomest and best doctor in Ohio, and who am I to disagree? Hope you like this." Book near fine, some white marks on front board. DJ fine. DJ price reads "$13.95". We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Metamorphoses / Ovide ; [Traduites Par Etienne Gros] ; Prefacees Par Jacques Lacarriere ; Illustrees De Gravures. De Dimanov - [Complete in Two Volumes]. [Traduction De : Metamorphoses]

      Paris : Club Du Livre 1981 - Description materielle : 2 vol. (218 p. -[16] f. De pl. En coul. -[5] p. De pl. , 218 p. -[14] f. De pl. En coul. -[5] p. De pl. ) : ill. , couv. Ill. En coul. ; 24 cm. Limited; one of the few 'Hors Commerce' examples marked '0' reserved for the illustrator and collaborators. Series; Club du livre. Collection Union latine d'éditions. Sumptuously Designer bound set complete with slip-cases. Raised bands &c. , spine compartments uniformly tooled. An exceptional example; of presentation quality. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 0 pp.

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        1981 United States Chess Championship and Zonal Qualifier (Score Sheets)

      United States Chess Federation, South Bend 1981 - Completes set of fourteen games in Yasser Seirawan's hand of the games. All signed by his opponents except the games with Christiansen, Shamkovich, Kogan and Benjamin. The game with Benjamin is the carbon. The 28th U S Championship and Zonal Qualifier was a hard fought contest which ended with a tie for first place and two co-champions, Grandmasters Walter Browne and Yasser Seirawan. Since the top three finishers automatically qualify for the Zonal, a playoff between Larry Christiansen, Lubomir Kavalek and Sammy Reshevsky, who tied for third would have to be held to determine which one would join Seirawan and Browne. The event got under way on July 9 at the Americana Hotel in South Bend, Indiana. The 9th was the opening ceremonies and players’ meeting. The draw for pairing numbers allowed Seirawan a piece of luck, assuring him an extra White over the course of the tournament. In the first round the game were hard fought, and the only "grandmaster draw" coming from Browne. Browne decided to negotiate an early truce after consuming a great deal of time trying to crack Boris Kogan’s solid opening. Sergey Kudrin, a last minute replacement for John Grefe, made his debut in the tournament an exciting one, sacrificing a piece. Sammy Reshevsky grabbed the offer and sent his King on a long hike. After time control Kudrin admitted that his attack had failed and the first decisive game was recorded. John Fedorowicz methodically turned back Leonid Shamkovich’s attempt to squeeze an advantage from an English opening. Kavalek tested Lev Alburt’s favorite Alekhine’s Defense in the tensest struggle of the round and managed to convert an extra pair of pawns into a win. Christiansen chose a Caro-Kann against fellow Californian GM Jim Tarjan and a theoretical battle ensued. Christiansen neutralized Tarjan’s slight edge with a series of characteristically aggressive moves and won after Tarjan lost the thread of the game shortly before adjournment. Evans and Lein had the best game of the round, a beautiful strategically effort by the émigré GM who displayed originality and fine control to defeat defending co-champion Larry Evans. Seirawan and Byrne played a Queen’s Gambit Declined in which Robert Byrne’s hurry to simplify brought him unexpected difficulties; Seirawan reached a Bishop ending and exploited his opponent’s weak Kingside to win a pawn. Byrne resisted staunchly and managed to thwart all of White’s winning attempts. Joel Benjamin, the youngest entrant, replaced invitee Nick deFirmian, who chose to play in Europe, and his game with Jack Peters was the longest to the round. It was a graduation of sorts for Benjamin, who would have otherwise been defending his U S Junior title. At the end of the first round Reshevsky, Kavalek, Lein, Peters and Christiansen all had one point each. Round two saw only two draws, Lein and Kogan and Christiansen and Shamkovich. This vicious and exciting session resulted in wins for Reshevsky, Kudrin, Byrne, Seirawan, Alburt and Kavalek. In one of the crispest battles, Alburt’s violence paid dividends as he ran Tarjan’s King around the board, picking off most of his pawns in the process. At the end of this round Reshevsky and Kavalek each had two points. Round three had a shocking development. As Fedorowicz awaited the arrival of Evans, a search by the tournament staff disclosed that Evans had checked out of the hotel! Browne bemoaned the fact that he now had two more Blacks than Whites. While Lein and Byrne, Evans’ first two opponents, dropped for +1 to and equal score as a result of his departure (Evans’ score would have to be erased since he had completed less than half his games). Later in the day Assistant TD Larry Paxton explained that the evening of the second round Evans had notified him that he was feeling ill and this was the reason he had come late for his game with Byrne. The reduction in the number of aspirants to 15 was unfortunate for the championship. In this round, one of the most interesting gam [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Baden-Baden 1981 Chess Tournament (Score Sheets)

      Baden Baden 1981 - 13 hand written score sheets of tony Miles (complete set) Octavo (8 1/4 x 6") single sheets. In most cases the score sheets are signed by both Miles and his opponent. Not all of these games are listed in chessgames Miles and Ribli shared first place with scores of 9 1/2 out of thirteen. Korchnoi was a clear third with 8 1/2; followed by Gheorghiu, Hort, Ivkov and Unzicker, tied for fourth through seventh with scores of 8. Bastian who won against Korchnoi was a clear ninth with 7 1/2, followed by Honfi 5 1/2, Kestler 4 1/2, and Stajcic and Borik tied for twelfth and thirteenth with scores of 3. Roos in last place had scored 1 1/2. Miles produced his first GM norm by winning the Category VIII London tournament in October 1975 ahead of Timman, Adorjan and Sax. He scored his second and final norm in February 1976 in Dubna in the USSR scoring 9/15 in an event with amongst others Gipslis, Tseshkovsky, Suetin, Savon and Kholmov. Miles' achievement seemed to aid others in British chess as in the next five years Keene, Stean, Nunn, Mestel and Speelman were to follow him to the GM title. Miles was never a World Championship Candidate but he played four times in Interzonals in Riga 1979 scoring 9/17, Tunis 1985 around 50%, Zagreb 1987 6.5/16 and Manilla 1990 6.5/13 and he played once in the new format FIDE knockout event in 1999 when he was eliminated by Krasenkow in the second round after a speed playoff. 1980 saw Miles play tournaments in Las Palmas (+6=5 1st equal with Geller and Petrosian) and Vrbas (+4=6-1 ahead of Petrosian). It was also in this year that he beat reigning World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov in the first round of the European Team Championships with black using an incredibly provocative opening (1.e4 a6?! 2. d4 b5) which he dubbed the Birmingham Defence after his home town. Its choice was probably more to do with a loss of faith in his opening repertoire against Karpov who administered many fearful drubbings to Miles. In 1981 Miles finished first equal in the Baden-Baden tournament with +6=7 with Ribli and ahead of Korchnoi. In the same year he took 2nd place in the Porz tournament behind Tal. 1982 saw him win his only British Chess Championship. He won the event which took place in Torquay with a score of 9/11 a point clear of Jon Speelman. For a player who was England's top player for a decade it seems strange that he only won the title once. Condition: Some light edge wear else a very nice set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1981 United States Chess Championship and Zonal Qualifier (Score Sheet)s

      United States Chess Federation, South Bend 1981 - Complete set of score sheets in octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2) hand written by Shamkovich and signed by his opponent except the games with Browne, Lein and Reshevsky. The games with Byrne and Fedorowicz include the carbon copy. The 28th U S Championship and Zonal Qualifier was a hard fought contest which ended with a tie for first place and two co-champions, Grandmasters Walter Browne and Yasser Seirawan. Since the top three finishers automatically qualify for the Zonal, a playoff between Larry Christiansen, Lubomir Kavalek and Sammy Reshevsky, who tied for third would have to be held to determine which one would join Seirawan and Browne. The event got under way on July 9 at the Americana Hotel in South Bend, Indiana. The 9th was the opening ceremonies and players’ meeting. The draw for pairing numbers allowed Seirawan a piece of luck, assuring him an extra White over the course of the tournament. In the first round the game were hard fought, and the only "grandmaster draw" coming from Browne. Browne decided to negotiate an early truce after consuming a great deal of time trying to crack Boris Kogan’s solid opening. Sergey Kudrin, a last minute replacement for John Grefe, made his debut in the tournament an exciting one, sacrificing a piece. Sammy Reshevsky grabbed the offer and sent his King on a long hike. After time control Kudrin admitted that his attack had failed and the first decisive game was recorded. John Fedorowicz methodically turned back Leonid Shamkovich’s attempt to squeeze an advantage from an English opening. Kavalek tested Lev Alburt’s favorite Alekhine’s Defense in the tensest struggle of the round and managed to convert an extra pair of pawns into a win. Christiansen chose a Caro-Kann against fellow Californian GM Jim Tarjan and a theoretical battle ensued. Christiansen neutralized Tarjan’s slight edge with a series of characteristically aggressive moves and won after Tarjan lost the thread of the game shortly before adjournment. Evans and Lein had the best game of the round, a beautiful strategically effort by the émigré GM who displayed originality and fine control to defeat defending co-champion Larry Evans. Seirawan and Byrne played a Queen’s Gambit Declined in which Robert Byrne’s hurry to simplify brought him unexpected difficulties; Seirawan reached a Bishop ending and exploited his opponent’s weak Kingside to win a pawn. Byrne resisted staunchly and managed to thwart all of White’s winning attempts. Joel Benjamin, the youngest entrant, replaced invitee Nick deFirmian, who chose to play in Europe, and his game with Jack Peters was the longest to the round. It was a graduation of sorts for Benjamin, who would have otherwise been defending his U S Junior title. At the end of the first round Reshevsky, Kavalek, Lein, Peters and Christiansen all had one point each. Round two saw only two draws, Lein and Kogan and Christiansen and Shamkovich. This vicious and exciting session resulted in wins for Reshevsky, Kudrin, Byrne, Seirawan, Alburt and Kavalek. In one of the crispest battles, Alburt’s violence paid dividends as he ran Tarjan’s King around the board, picking off most of his pawns in the process. At the end of this round Reshevsky and Kavalek each had two points. Round three had a shocking development. As Fedorowicz awaited the arrival of Evans, a search by the tournament staff disclosed that Evans had checked out of the hotel! Browne bemoaned the fact that he now had two more Blacks than Whites. While Lein and Byrne, Evans’ first two opponents, dropped for +1 to and equal score as a result of his departure (Evans’ score would have to be erased since he had completed less than half his games). Later in the day Assistant TD Larry Paxton explained that the evening of the second round Evans had notified him that he was feeling ill and this was the reason he had come late for his game with Byrne. The reduction in the number of aspirants to 15 was unfortunate for the championship. In this round, one of the most [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        1981 United States Chess Championship and Zonal Qualifier (Score Sheets)

      United States Chess Federation, South Bend 1981 - Complete set of original octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") score sheets in Kavalek's hand. Signed by all his opponents except Christiansen, Reshivsky and Shamkovich. The 28th U S Championship and Zonal Qualifier was a hard fought contest which ended with a tie for first place and two co-champions, Grandmasters Walter Browne and Yasser Seirawan. Since the top three finishers automatically qualify for the Zonal, a playoff between Larry Christiansen, Lubomir Kavalek and Sammy Reshevsky, who tied for third would have to be held to determine which one would join Seirawan and Browne. The event got under way on July 9 at the Americana Hotel in South Bend, Indiana. The 9th was the opening ceremonies and players’ meeting. The draw for pairing numbers allowed Seirawan a piece of luck, assuring him an extra White over the course of the tournament. In the first round the game were hard fought, and the only "grandmaster draw" coming from Browne. Browne decided to negotiate an early truce after consuming a great deal of time trying to crack Boris Kogan’s solid opening. Sergey Kudrin, a last minute replacement for John Grefe, made his debut in the tournament an exciting one, sacrificing a piece. Sammy Reshevsky grabbed the offer and sent his King on a long hike. After time control Kudrin admitted that his attack had failed and the first decisive game was recorded. John Fedorowicz methodically turned back Leonid Shamkovich’s attempt to squeeze an advantage from an English opening. Kavalek tested Lev Alburt’s favorite Alekhine’s Defense in the tensest struggle of the round and managed to convert an extra pair of pawns into a win. Christiansen chose a Caro-Kann against fellow Californian GM Jim Tarjan and a theoretical battle ensued. Christiansen neutralized Tarjan’s slight edge with a series of characteristically aggressive moves and won after Tarjan lost the thread of the game shortly before adjournment. Evans and Lein had the best game of the round, a beautiful strategically effort by the émigré GM who displayed originality and fine control to defeat defending co-champion Larry Evans. Seirawan and Byrne played a Queen’s Gambit Declined in which Robert Byrne’s hurry to simplify brought him unexpected difficulties; Seirawan reached a Bishop ending and exploited his opponent’s weak Kingside to win a pawn. Byrne resisted staunchly and managed to thwart all of White’s winning attempts. Joel Benjamin, the youngest entrant, replaced invitee Nick deFirmian, who chose to play in Europe, and his game with Jack Peters was the longest to the round. It was a graduation of sorts for Benjamin, who would have otherwise been defending his U S Junior title. At the end of the first round Reshevsky, Kavalek, Lein, Peters and Christiansen all had one point each. Round two saw only two draws, Lein and Kogan and Christiansen and Shamkovich. This vicious and exciting session resulted in wins for Reshevsky, Kudrin, Byrne, Seirawan, Alburt and Kavalek. In one of the crispest battles, Alburt’s violence paid dividends as he ran Tarjan’s King around the board, picking off most of his pawns in the process. At the end of this round Reshevsky and Kavalek each had two points. Round three had a shocking development. As Fedorowicz awaited the arrival of Evans, a search by the tournament staff disclosed that Evans had checked out of the hotel! Browne bemoaned the fact that he now had two more Blacks than Whites. While Lein and Byrne, Evans’ first two opponents, dropped for +1 to and equal score as a result of his departure (Evans’ score would have to be erased since he had completed less than half his games). Later in the day Assistant TD Larry Paxton explained that the evening of the second round Evans had notified him that he was feeling ill and this was the reason he had come late for his game with Byrne. The reduction in the number of aspirants to 15 was unfortunate for the championship. In this round, one of the most interesting games was between Shamkovich and Alburt. After the t [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Familiar Street Scenes

      Japan 1981 - Hardcovered book housed in an original hardcovered slipcase. A complete set. The slipcase is sunburned as usual and partly stained especially its edges. However the book itself is almost intact, and the plates inside are also very good conditions: almost no outstanding rubbed nor sunburned spot. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The complete set of 35 facsimile editions of English illustrated children's books from the Osborne Collection , as under. Including : Goody Two Shoes, Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, In Fairyland, A Book of Nonsense, Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls.

      London: The Bodley Head 1981 - The complete set of 35 facsimile editions of English illustrated children's books from the Osborne Collectiion, Toronto Public Library. These beautifully produced facsimiles bound in either cloth, boards, or wrappers, each contained in the original slipcase; some of the slighter works share a slipcase as issued. Sizes 12mo to folio. Extremely fine in every respect. Thirty-five volumes, as under. Together with the companion volume "English Illustrated Books for Children. A Descriptive Companion to a Selection from the Osborne Collection. Edited by Margaret Crawford Maloney, Toronto Public Library" - " .the selections chosen for this series of reproductions from the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books reflect important landmarks and representative styles that have advanced the technique and quality of illustrative art". The 35 titles are: Orbis Sensualium by J. A. Comenius (1777); Goody Two Shoes (1766); A New Years Gift for Little Masters & Misses. Illustrated by Bewick (1777); The Birth-day Gift or the Joy of a New Doll by E. B. Upton (1796); The Death and Burial of Cock Robin (1806); The Moving Adventures of Old Dame Trot and Her Comical Cat (1807); The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feats by William Roscoe, Illustrated by Mulready (1807); The Peacock 'At Home' by C.A.T. Dorset, Illustrated by Mulready (1808); The Mansion of Bliss, a New Game for the Amusement of Youth by T. Newton (1810); Diamonds and Toads or Humilty Rewarded, and Pride Punished (ca. 1810); Scripture Histories; from the Creation of the World, to the Death of Jesus Christ (ca. 1825); Jack and Jill, and Old Dame Gill (ca. 1830); A Visit to the Bazaar (1818); The Ocean and its Inhabitants, with their uses to Man (1844); The Traditional Faery Tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast & Jack and the Beanstalk. Illustrated by Thomas Webster (1845); The Gallant History of Bevis of Southampton. Illustrated by Frederick Tayler (1845); A Mournfull Ditty on the Death of Fair Rosamond. Illustrated by John Absolon (1845); The Sweet and Pleasant History of Patient Grissel. Illustrated by John Franklin (1845); Hop-O'My-Thumb and the Seven-League Boots by George Cruikshank (1853); Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, Jingles and Ditties by C.H. Bennett (1858); The New Picture Book being Pictorial Lessons.for Children under Seven Years of Age by Nicholas Bohny (1858); The Dog's Dinner Party (ca. 1870); In Fairy Land, a Series of Pictures from the Elf World by Richard Doyle (1870); Sing-Song by C. G. Rossetti, Illustrated by Arthur Hughes (1872); The Alphabet of Old Friends by Walter Crane (1875); Puss in Boots by Walter Crane (1897); A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear (1875); Under the Window by Kate Greenaway (1878); Kate Greenaway's Calendar (1884); Cinderella with Five Set Scenes and Nine Trick Changes (ca. 1880); The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (1878); The Babes in the Wood by Randolph Caldecott (1879); The Nursery 'Alice' by C. L. Dodgson, Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel (1889); The Baby's Own Aesop by Walter Crane (1887); The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls by B. H. Upton, Illustrated by F. K. Upon (1895); [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN (signed 1st)

      Knopf, New York 1981 - 1981 Alfred A. Knopf. NY. 8vo. 446 pages. first edition first printing, Stated. SIGNED directly to title page without inscription by Salman Rushdie. Signed in person in NYC in 2010. 1st issue DJ with 13.95 price intact on flap. Book is tight and square. corners are sharp. Gray panels and burgundy cloth are clean. pages bright and clean. Front panel has a faint razor thin line 4 inches long. Top page edges have 2 small scuffs. bottom page edges have a small random house logo (small house) stamped. 2 edges have most subtle toning. DJ is G+/VG- as there is an open chip in upper left corner. DJ backstrip shows some fading but not that bad in comparison to what is usually found on this temperamental dj. Foot of DJ backstrip has a small moisture stain that also shows on bottom of DJ back. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Palm Sunday

      New York: Delacorte Press 1981 - 8vo., brown cloth lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket. First edition. Joel Schick's copy, with the noted artist's ownership signature on the front free endpaper. Schick, the book designer of "Palm Sunday" and numerous other Vonnegut books, illustrated seminal Muppets books and the "Magic School Bus" series of children's books. Included with Schick's copy of Palm Sunday is Schick's pencil drawing for the dust jacket design of Vonnegut's autobiography, measuring 12 " x 8 1/2." Schick had captioned the sketch, "Unpublished Jacket Design / K - VG House on East 49th St," below his illustration of a series of brown stone apartments, replete with trees, iron fences, and fire escapes. Schick has drawn a figure of Vonnegut in the window of his house and, directly below, a horse, which is apparently waiting for the writer. A striking illustration which Delacorte decided not to use in favor of a photograph of Vonnegut taken by Jill Krementz. A wonderful piece of Vonnegut memorabilia [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE EAGLE'S GIFT.

      Simon and Schuster. New York.,1981 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Correct number sequence of 10 down to 1. Inscribed on the title page by Castaneda to Amy Wallace, author of The Sorceror's Apprentice: My life with Carlos Castaneda. "To Amy, with all the best, Carlos Castaneda". Publishers blue cloth, with gilt title to the front board. Dark blue cloth spine lettered in gilt. A very good copy of the book in the original illustrated dustwrapper, with price ($12.95) still intact, which has some chipping to the corners and rubbing to the edges. Overall a near to very good copy of this haunting and powerful book. Uncommon signed.:. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tower Section I.

      London 1981 - A lively early print by the progressive contemporary British artist David Ferry. A printmaker and photomontage specialist who has lectured and exhibited his works worldwide, David Ferry was born in Blackpool in 1957. After studying at the Blackpool College of Technology, he trained at the prestigious Camberwell School of Art and Crafts and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. His first solo exhibition was held at the 1984 International Contemporary Art Fair at London's Barbican Centre, and he made his first significant U.S. debut in 2000 as a visiting professor at Southampton College, New York with an exhibition entitled David Ferry from the window seat at the Avram Gallery. In addition to his many lithographs and photomontages, Ferry's oeuvre includes numerous artist books, some of which featured in the 1999 touring exhibition and catalogue Aspects of Our National Heritage. His abstract works frequently have a satirical edge, and the influence of his self-professed fascination with the surreal and the comical is particularly evident in those images representing his subjective interpretation of particular places and historical events. In 2002, he was awarded an important grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. His work can be found at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Scottish Museum of Modern Art; the Art Institute, Chicago; the Art Museum of Estonia; and in many corporate and university collections. He has had recent solo exhibitions in Berlin, Brighton, London, New York, Seoul and Poznan. Lithograph. Number 3 from an edition of 4. Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right. Very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        American Bard. Being the Preface to the First Edition of Leaves of Grass Now Restored to its Native Verse Rhythms and Presented as a Living Poem.

      (Santa Cruz) Lime Kiln Press 1981 - Folio. 37pp. One of 115 copies printed, illustrated, and signed by William Everson. This book was Everson's final offering as Master Printer of the Lime Kiln Press. Illustrated with two woodcuts, it is the only book that he both printed and illustrated. Bound in three-quarter gray pigskin and raw India silk-over-boards. An extremely fine, crisp copy. Prospectus laid in. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Across the Bridge

      London 1981 - A lively early print by the progressive contemporary British artist David Ferry. A printmaker and photomontage specialist who has lectured and exhibited his works worldwide, David Ferry was born in Blackpool in 1957. After studying at the Blackpool College of Technology, he trained at the prestigious Camberwell School of Art and Crafts and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. His first solo exhibition was held at the 1984 International Contemporary Art Fair at London's Barbican Centre, and he made his first significant U.S. debut in 2000 as a visiting professor at Southampton College, New York with an exhibition entitled David Ferry from the window seat at the Avram Gallery. In addition to his many lithographs and photomontages, Ferry's oeuvre includes numerous artist books, some of which featured in the 1999 touring exhibition and catalogue Aspects of Our National Heritage. His abstract works frequently have a satirical edge, and the influence of his self-professed fascination with the surreal and the comical is particularly evident in those images representing his subjective interpretation of particular places and historical events. In 2002, he was awarded an important grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. His work can be found at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Scottish Museum of Modern Art; the Art Institute, Chicago; the Art Museum of Estonia; and in many corporate and university collections. He has had recent solo exhibitions in Berlin, Brighton, London, New York, Seoul and Poznan. Lithograph. Number 2 from an edition of 4. Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right. Very good condition apart from a few small light brown spots in the far left margin. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Roadkills. Etching and 11 Woodengravings by Alan James Robinson.

      Cheloniidae, Easthampton, MA 1981 - Unique copy of this signed, limited edition, bound by Donald Glaister, one of 250 copies from a total edition of 300, all on handmade Japanese paper: 250 regular edition, 50 deluxe edition with an extra suite (deluxe edition long out-of-print). Page size: 9 inches x 12 inches; 42pp. In addition, this copy has been signed by all the authors although not called for in the colophon (the deluxe with the extra suite were to have all the authors' signatures).Bound by Donald Glaister: green morocco with onlays of painted Mylar, aluminum, sanded, painted and unpainted, red morocco; design extending across front and back panel, entirely recessed within half-inch rule extending around outer edges of binding; another recessed panel occurs another 3-1/2 inches in from the border on either side and 1- 1/4 inches down from top of border, with onlays of laminated Mylar, as well as red morocco that is almost a "roadkill" over which extend Mylar cutouts. These onlays are raised and the holes allow the images below to be viewed below. Endpapers of green painted cork; top edge graphite; housed in custom-made cloth clamshell box with printed gray label on spine, fine. An extraordinary binding from the great binder, Donald Glaister. In the artist's statement, Mr. Glaister tells us, "The composition of the binding addresses the other participant in the making of a roadkill: motor vehicles. The binding represents fragments of cars and trucks seemingly randomly thrown about the covers of the book. Over the top of these layers of junk lie pieces of cargo netting such as can be found across the beds of pick-up trucks. All of these pieces of unnatural detritus are scattered over a field of organic shapes that include a black abstract bird wing shape that extends across the panels. The bird wing is intact. Hooray for the good guys." Not exactly a pierced-screen binding, but certainly one which is as innovative as the first pierced screen was, this binding has several layers to it, raised and recessed, and not simply for effect because the binder is capable of executing such elegant, difficult work. Rather, the binding's surfaces and intent capture the intent of the book, allowing the viewer / reader to have another aesthetic experience while considering the subject, unfortunately all too common, that has provoked this collection of remarkable prose and poetry and never- undignified images of the sad results of human interaction with the natural world.The text is a collection of prose and poetry by John McPhee, Gillian Conoley, Gary Snyder, Madeline DeFrees, William Stafford, and Richard Eberhart. The illustrations include an etching and 11 wood engravings by Robinson. The text is handset in 18pt. Arrighi and Centaur letterpress. Certainly one of the best books of Alan James Robinson's Cheloniidae Press, this is a particularly desirable copy. See an Image. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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 dust jackets and printed slipcases. A fine set. Facsimile edition. Reproducing the original design and dust jacket artwork of all the James Bond first editions.

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        Midnight's Children.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1981 - First American edition of the author's Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Salman Rushdie on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket without the usual fading to the spine endemic to this title. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Midnight's Children chronicles modern India through the lives of the one thousand and one children born within the country's first hour of independence on August 15, 1947. "An extraordinary novel.one of the most important to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation" (Robert Towers, The New York Times Book Review). Listed by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th century. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981, Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A. - Published in Boston by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1981. First Edition. Book fine. DJ good except for rubbing on corners, tearing and creasing on top and bottom edges of spine, and slight fading. DJ price reads "$12.95". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Germaine De Coster, Hélène Dumas. Reliures 1935-1980

      Imprimerie CD for Librairie Auguste Blaizot and the Société des Amis de la Reliure Originale, Paris 1981 - Printed on green-tinted laid paper "Romana". 14 colour and 19 black and white photographs. Oblong 4to. [238 x 325 x 35 mm]. Bound in 1983 by Hélène Dumas to a design by Germaine De Coster (signed and dated in silver on the lower turn-ins) for Bernard H. Breslauer in light grey boxcalf, the front cover with geometrical onlays of light-brown, lime, ochre, yellow, purple, light and grey-blue and green goatskin, in the centre the initials h and b cut out and backed by green goatskin, the initials GC and HD inlaid in white metal wire, the word "de" incised between the G and the C, the rear cover with horizontal borders of yellow, light-borwn, purple, ochre and bluish-green goatskin, in the lower right-hand corner the initial b formed of light-blue goatskin and white metal wire, partly resting on a rectangle of lilac boxcalf. Smooth spine with Reliures 1935 1980 in cut-out letters on a blue background and the binders lettered in silver, endleaves of handmade paper sprinkled in grey and brown, untrimmed edges, in a half green goatskin chemise, lined with grey suede and slipcase. The original terracotta embossed wrappers, designed by de Coster and realised by Jacques Frélaut, have been bound in. This is no. 59 of a limited edition of 100 copies, signed by de Coster and Dumas. It was specially bound for the bookdealer and binding historian Bernard H. Breslauer (1918-2004) and is accompanied by four letters and a card signed by the binders. It formed part of the Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana, and was no.70 in the catalogue of the exhibition held at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana in 1986. Germaine De Coster was born in Paris in 1895 and studied at L'Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. She worked with Jules Chadel, assisting him with his engravings, and also designed jewellry, costumes and theatre sets. In 1931 she met Hélène Dumas (b.1896) and in 1935 they entered into partnership, with De Coster as the designer and Dumas as the binder. They had a workshop at 11 Avenue du Maine in Paris and in 1951 they won le grand prix de la Reliure Originale. Their collaboration was one of the most creative in the history of bookbinding, as demonstrated by the 270 bindings featured in this catalogue.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        THE DIARY AND OBSERVATIONS OF A TENCH FISHER

      Devon: The Chevington Press, 1981. Limited Edition, numbered 23 of 50 copies. Quarter Leather. Near Fine binding. Signed by Wakefield below the colophon. Tall folio. 6 full page signed etchings along with 8 smaller etched head and tail pieces; exquisite work backed in tan calf with marbled paper over boards and an engraved title pastedown with etching on the upper cover. This is a recollection of the artist's fishing trips in the few years preceding publication. Tench Fisher is Wakefield's first book, closely followed with a more modest but equally impressive revision of Cutcliffe's classic, The Art of Trout Fishing on the Rapid Streams (1982). Wakefield studied under Leonard Baskin and his influence can be seen in Wakefield's early work. Near Fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc. ]
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        ROD HUTCHINSON'S CARP BOOK: TALES AND TACTICS FROM ROD HUTCHINSON.

      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. Very good in dust-wrapper with just a little foxing to top edge. This copy is inscribed on the first free end-paper "To Roger, all the best, Rod Hutchinson". Some have commented that this may have been to Hutchinson's good friend, Roger Smith, however we can not confirm this. 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]

      [Bookseller: Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd]
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        Sharpe's Gold

      Collins, London 1981 - A fine copy in a fine unclipped dust jacket. Appears Pictures available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SS/PA Books]
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        SHARPE'S GOLD.

      London: Collins, 1981. - First edition. Author's second book. Signed by the author. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. A year after the victory at Talavera, Wellington's army is on the verge of collapse. Its only hope lies in a cache of gold hidden in the Portuguese mountains. The gold is in the possession of a powerful guerrilla leader, feared by ally and enemy alike. The only man capable of stealing the gold is Captain Richard Sharpe! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Sharpe's Gold

      Collins, London 1981 - Signed price clipped, else fine in a fine and crisp dj. boldly signed by the author on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gumshoe Books]
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        In the Garden of North American Martyrs

      Ecco, NY 1981 - The scarce first issue of the author's first collection of short fiction, with the dust jacket with a "$14.95" price. The price was lowered to $10.95 prior to publication and the later jacket was printed with the lower price. Signed by the author. Faint foxing to cloth; near fine in a near fine, lightly spine-tanned dust jacket with a closed edge tear at the upper front spine fold. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Melange Funeste

      Gotham Book Mart, (New York) 1981 - First edition. 12mo. Fine in wrappers as issued. One of 500 numbered copies Signed by Gorey. A "slice" book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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