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        Midnight's Children

      New York: Knopf, 1981 - An exceptional signed copy of Rushdie's second novel, considered to be his best work. Awarded the Booker Prize in the year of its publication, Midnight's Children was also awarded the Booker of Booker Prizes in 1993, which honored the best of the original 25 winners of the prize First American edition, preceding the British edition. 8vo. 446 pp. Publisher's boards in a dust jacket. Spine slightly faded, small creasing of the jacket at the head of the spine, and minor rub along on the back panel. Otherwise a fine copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      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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      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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      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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      Gotham Book Mart, New York 1981 - Gorey, Edward. LE MELANGE FUNESTE. [New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1981]. First edition. 16mo - 4-11/16" x 6-11/16". Stapled gray stiff paper wrappers with black pictorial stamping. [32]pp. The book contains sixteen black and white drawings by Edgar Gorey printed on rectos only of various creatures and people. Each of the sixteen drawings is cut into three sections, one for the head, one for the body and one for the legs, so that the book's viewer can combine the head, body and legs of any of the sixteen drawings to make an entirely new creature. Colophon states "This first edition of LE MELANGE FUNESTE is limited to five hundred and twenty-six copies. Five hundred copies numbered 1-500 are for sale; twenty-six copies lettered A-Z are for the use of the artist and the publisher. All copies are signed by the artist. This is copy 412." Signed by Edward Gorey on the colophon. The condition of the book is VERY FINE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        THE LIFE WORK OF DARD HUNTER., A Progressive Illustrated Assemblage of His Works as Artist, Craftsman, Author, Papermaker, and Printer.

      Chillicothe, 1981-83. - Two volumes. 12 x 17. Frontis, (8), 198; frontis, (9), 131 pages, plus numerous inserts. Full chestnut morocco by Gray Parrot, ruled in black & gilt, Hunter armorial device gilt on Vol. I, Hunter watermark gilt on Vol. 2. Each volume in a cloth tray case with morocco title label. Fine. With the prospectus to Vol. 1; the only one issued. One of the great 20th century press books. One of 50 deluxe sets (of a total 150 sets) signed by Dard Hunter II; each volume is #144. In addition to the full leather bindings the deluxe copies were printed on a heavier stock of handmade paper; several extra specimens and illustrations have been added in Vol. 2. Vol. 1 covers Hunter's early career from 1904-11 with copious detail and illustrations from his work at the Roycroft Studios; the volume closes with a section on his stained glass creations from 1904 to 1943. There are 194 colored and 65 b&w tipped-in illustrations; most printed to resemble the originals in both paper and color, requiring hand-cut tinted blocks and in some cases watercolors to achieve the desired fidelity.Vol. 2 covers Hunter's life with paper from the Mill House in Marlborough, NY (1912) to Papermaking by Hand in America (1950). There are extensive photographs from all periods, about 50 tipped-in samples of Hunter's papers and watermarks -- many full-page, and a bibliography with samples from the original publications. Printed with a Washington handpress on handmade paper with Dard Hunter II's hand-cut and cast type. A monumental memorial for an extraordinary life. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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      Mountain House Press, Chillicothe, Ohio 1981 - 445 x 311 mm (17 1/2 x 12 1/4"). Two volumes. Compiled by Dard Hunter II. Nos. 11 (volume I) and 96 (volume II), OF 100 COPIES of the regular edition, SIGNED BY DARD HUNTER II (there were an additional 50 "special edition" copies in a red morocco binding). Original quite attractive chestnut brown crushed half morocco over paper boards printed with a Roycroft pattern of pink roses and green leaves, flat spines with gilt titling, leather hinges, edges untrimmed. In the original sturdy linen clamshell boxes with tan morocco labels on spine. Volume I with 194 specimens and 65 black and white illustrations, many of these painstakingly hand-printed to resemble the paper and color from Hunter's original drawings; Volume II with 25 color and 75 black and white illustrations, 34 paper specimens, and 23 title page reproductions. Prospectus laid in at the front. In mint condition. This impressive two-volume work is the product of 13 years of labor by Dard Hunter II to record his father's extraordinary legacy. The senior Dard Hunter (1883-1966) explored the breadth of book production as few others have: he was an author, papermaker, type designer, graphic artist, and printer. He first experimented with papermaking at a mill in New York in 1909, and later in Ohio, his home state. Of the 18 books he wrote on papermaking technique, the eight he printed at his Mountain House Press, from 1922-50, stand as high points in 20th century American private press books. With the help of his son, he made and set the type for all of these books and printed them by hand on his own paper. He was the leading authority on papermaking, and his research on the subject took him many times around the globe, particularly into Asia, in order to document and collect samples of traditional papermaking techniques. His collection and research became the core of the Dard Hunter Paper museum, which opened in 1939. Equipment used in his papermaking, type founding, and printing has been accepted into the Smithsonian, while his collection of old and exotic papers resides in the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Nos. 11 (volume I) and 96 (volume II), OF 100 COPIES of the regular edition, SIGNED BY DARD HUNTER II (there were an additional 50 "special edition" copies in a red morocco binding) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Work of Atget (Four Volumes)

      The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1981 - First editions. Four volumes. Large quartos. Volume I: Old France; Volume II: The Art of Old Paris; Volume III: The Ancien Regime; Volume IV: Modern Times. Cloth. Fine in slightly rubbed, else fine dustwrappers. Each volume is warmly Inscribed by Maria Morris Hambourg to the same recipients. *Freitag* 271. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG PHOTOGRAPHS - Rare Signed Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing - ONLY SIGNED COPY ONLINE

      New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 1981 - 1st Printing. Signed. 140 pages. Published in 1981. Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with the softcover edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now very scarce. An austerely elegant production by Robert Rauschenberg and The Sonnabend Gallery: Oversize-volume format. Pale gray hard boards with black titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs and Introduction by Robert Rauschenberg. Preface by Pontus Hulten. Interview with the artist by Alain Sayag. List of Plates appended at the end. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Paris, France to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Originally published on the occasion of the exhibition, "Rauschenberg Photographe", held at the Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou in 1981. Presents the great artist's photographic work in its first retrospective. One of the least well-known facts about Rauschenberg is that he began his career as a photographer. Furthermore, he makes no distinction between his photography and his painting. He has said that he brings the same pair of eyes to both. The photographs, like the paintings, are rigorous, acute, and sensuous. 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). The photographs are presented in two parts: The first is the Series taken between 1945 and 1946, in such places as Tangiers, Rome, New York, and North Carolina. The second consists of photographs taken between 1979 and 1980, in Captiva Island (where he lived) as well as Boston, Atlantic City, Baltimore, and Charleston. "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 black pen on the title page by Robert Rauschenberg. The signature brilliantly matches his facsimile signature on the DJ cover. This title is now highly collectible. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Unlike most copies available online, it is not remainder-marked and all of the internal pages are in pristine condition. 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. 122 duotone plates. One of the greatest artists of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0394520548. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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        Codex Seraphinianus (Vol. I y II)

      Franco María Ricci, Milán 1981 - PRIMERA EDCIÓN FIRMADA POR EL AUTOR. FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. NUMERADA (ejemplar númerado en vol. II: 3719). Papel hecho a mano fabricado por Pietro Miliani de Fabriano cubierta revesticda . Editado por Franco María Ricci. (( Ejemplar de la fotografía / this is the copy from the picture)) EXCELENTE ejemplar de tapa dura cubierto en seda con excelente caja protectora. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 101Poe /La FOTO del libro es descripción]
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        The adventures of Simplicissimus. A portfolio of wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberger.

      New York, Limited Editons club, 1981 - Gr.-2° (58 x 44 cm), 2 Textblatt, insgesamt 18 Mappen mit je 2 Orig.-Holzschnitten, Lose in OLwd.-Mappe, Tadell. Exemplar Nr. 1 von 50. Bei den ersten 30 Exemplaren wurde jeder der 18 Orig.-Holzschnitten in einem ersten Abzug auf Mohawk superfine abgezogen. Ein entgültiger Abzug auf Torinoko Handmade paper. Beide Drucke signiert, betitelt und nummeriert. (Fritz Eichenberg, Edit. Curt Visel, 1987, B9). Fritz Eichenberg (1901- 1990), deutsch-amerikanischer Holzschneider, emigrierte 1933 nach New York. Illustrierte zahlreiche Werke der Weltliteratur. 4500 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Paneles de Infierno

      Managua, Nicaragua 1981 - 4to., decorative paper boards printed in black. First edition, one of 300 numbered copies, signed by Urtecho; additionally signed by the noted Cuban artist Luis Miguel Valdés beneath each of his four full-page woodcuts. A stunning production [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Edward Steichen: The Early Years, 1900-1927.

      Aperture Publishers, Gordonsville, GA 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's vintage prints were lent. The result is a portfolio of great beauty containing Steichen's iconic images. See an Image. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Die germanische Tierornamentik in der Völkerwanderungszeit. Studien zu Salin's Stil I. 3 Bände (alles).

      . Berlin / New York, de Gruyter 1981. XXIV; XV; VII; 776 S. u. 99 Tafeln. OLn. 31,6 x 23,6 cm. (= Vorgeschichtliche Forschungen Band 17 I-III ).. Bände etwas berieben, Band 1 mit 2 Stempeln des de Gruyter verlags, Buchdeckel von Band 1 mit Verfärbung, innen gut. Den Büchern haftet ein muffiger Geruch an.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Küpper]
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        MINOTAURE 1933 - 1939 [ Réédition des 13 Numeros en 3 Volumes reliure éditeur ] --------- Série complète ( + le catalogue " Regards sur le Minotaure - La Revue à tête de bête "

      Skira - Genève 1981. 3 Volumes/3.-- Très bon état -- Série complète des 13 Numéros Réédité en fac-similé sous reliure éditeur cartonnée pleine toile et jaquette illustrée. Format in-4°( 32,3 x 25,5 cm )( ( + le catalogue broché " Regards sur le Minotaure - La Revue à tête de bête " ). ------ 8860 gr l'ensemble ). ************ ref 527B [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Okmhistoire]
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        The Screenplay of the French Lieutenant's Woman [With a Foreword by John Fowles] - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Jonathan Cape, London 1981 - A handsome First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition SIGNED directly on the title page by John Fowles, the author of The French Lieutenant's Woman. Fine dustjacket, publisher clipped and £6.95 price sticker above original clipped price; John Fowles was convinced that Harold Pinter was the only playwright who could overcome some of the aspects of his novel that would prove difficult to the screenwriter. He said of Pinter that he had the gift for "reducing the long and complex without distortion. " (from the cover) The novel is the basis for the 1981 film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons First Edition; First Printing; Signed by One Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        Bouquet de marguerites aux deux roses. Farbige Original-Lithographie.

      1981 - 1981. Bildgrösse: 64x47 cm. Unten rechts voll signiert, links bezeichnet "premier état" und nummeriert 97/100. In Glasrahmen 80x60 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        The Concept of Activity in Soviet Psychology

      USA: M.E. Sharpe. Hardcover. 0873321588 439 pages. Bibliographical references. Provides "A glimpse into an inclusive dynamic psychology that is one of the world's best examples of how a unified science of humankind might be constructed." - from Preface. Moderate wear. Usual library markings. Binding tight. A quality copy. . Good. 1981. Second Printing.

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      The Trollope Society, London, England 1981 - 8vo. brown cloth, gilt-stamped label on spine for first 47 volumes; blue cloth, gilt stamped label on spine for 12 later volumes (as. variously paginated. 60 Volumes. The Trollope Society ecition of the works of Trollope. A complete set of the novels and Trollope's non-fiction works. Missing are short stories (five volumes). See listing on the Trollope Society website. Novels under the general editorship of David Skilton, the Society's literary advisor. Each with introduction and note on the text. Fine conditioni. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of first volume. The Travel Books and Non-Fiction titles are bound in blue to differentiate them from the novels. brown cloth, gilt-stamped label on spine for first 47 volumes; blue cloth, gilt stamped label on spine for 12 later volumes (as [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Building of British Social Anthropology: W.H.R. Rivers and His Cambridge Disciples in the Development of Kinship Studies, 1898-1931

      D. Reidel Publishing Company, Holland 1981 - 392 pages, b/w photos. The cover as light shelf wear and the spine is lightly faded. The book edges have light tanning and spotting. Size: Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Goulds Book Arcade, Sydney]
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        The James Bond novels - a magnificent full set of facsimile first editions of the fourteen James Bond novels - 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

      Shelton, Connecticut: The First Edition Library, 1981 - 1993. First edition facsimiles. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. This is a full, 14-volume set of high quality first edition facsimiles published by The First Edition Library between 1981 and 1993. James Bond is the iconic fictional character of the second half of the 20th Century and a singular cultural landmark of the Cold War and its aftermath. Said his creator, Ian Fleming: "Bond is not a hero, nor is he depicted as being very likeable or admirable. He is a Secret Service agent. He's not a bad man, but he is ruthless and self-indulgent. He enjoys the fight - he also enjoys the prizes. In fiction, people used to have blood in their veins. Nowadays they have pond water. My books are just out of step. But then so are all the people who read them." The fascination, with all of its contradictions, endures. Fleming's "Bond. James Bond." has now had a longer life in print, in film, and as a cultural mainstay, than that lived by his creator. Ian Fleming (1908-1964) was a journalist, stockbroker, and naval intelligence officer during the Second World War. After the war he became foreign manager, in charge of foreign correspondents, for Kemsley newspapers, owners of the Sunday Times and other papers. It was not until 1952, at the age of 43, that he wrote Casino Royale, his first novel featuring James Bond. Fleming would ultimately produce 14 James Bond adventures, including the posthumous Octopussy and The Living Daylights volumes. The first editions, issued by publisher Jonathan Cape, were as iconic as their protagonist, with striking dust jacket art and illustrated bindings. This full set of 14 volumes published by The First Edition Library between 1981 and 1993 perfectly reproduces the first editions, with meticulous facsimiles of the original first edition bindings and dust jackets, adding stout gray cloth slipcases with panels reproducing the dust jacket art. Condition of this complete set is truly fine in fine dust jackets and slipcases. We find no ownership markings, spotting, or soiling. The dust jackets are newly fitted with removable, archival quality clear covers.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Devils played the Rouge (Female Motorcycle Gangs)

      Tokyo: Daisan Shokan, 1981. First Edition. Softcover.. VG+/VG+. Small 4to,104pp. Grey wraps in dustwrapper. Numerous Black & White and Colour plates. Text in Japanese. More images available on request. Wow! Very scarce. The best Bosozoku book by far- this one focusses on all female gangs, and it's amazing. Riding and hanging out with the ladies jokers and the rat racing gang, profiles on baby face, midnight rose and loads of brilliant pictures of custom boiler suits, gowns, new wave make up and lots of other tough girl stuff. Great.

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      Lafayette:. circa 1981-83. Gouache on paper, measuring 40 x 48 inches. Double-framed in cream cloth under glass and blonde wood. Colorful image with a free-flowing geometricity evoking cubism of two men hoisting water from a brick-lined cistern . William Tolliver (1951-2000) was a brilliant self-taught, Mississippi-born artist. He arose during the mid-1980's as a brilliant regional talent, an individual impelled by a desire to capture the landscapes and peoples of his native deep South. Whether dealing with everyday workers or back-alley jazzmen, he conveys a universal message through the common human experience. He was born in Vicksburg. His mother worked in the cotton fields by day, but also raised 14 children. To stimulate their interest in learning, she often challenged William and his older brother to drawing contests. Discovering William’s talent, she borrowed art books from the library that exposed her son to the works of the European masters. At age 14, Tolliver dropped out of school and left Mississippi to join the Job Corps program in Los Angeles. During his year-and-a-half stint with Job Corps, he studied carpentry at a government-sponsored trade school. Assisted by an instructor at the trade school who was also a visual artist, Tolliver received additional instruction and information about the techniques of painting. He married in 1977 and, in 1981, he moved his family to Lafayette, Louisiana, where an oil boom had created employment opportunities in the construction trades. In Lafayette, he worked as a wallpaper hanger and a house painter. Two years later, however, the city’s building industry fell into decline, leaving Tolliver unemployed. Laid off from his job and without income, he set out to relax in his free hours by painting with his daughters paint kit. Tolliver soon began to paint in a new and unique style that has been termed "representational abstract expressionism." Able to work in numerous mediums- oil, acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, and dimensional reliefs- Tolliver was forever exploring new techniques.Critically ranked with such famous African American artists as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, Tolliver soon gained the reputation as one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions in the field of art. He also produced the poster for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the city where he finally settled. (Source: Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 9, Gale Research, 1995.)

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        Fotogeschichte. Beiträge zur Geschichte und Ästhetik der Fotografie. Jg. 1-13 in 49 Heften, dazu Indexheft 1981-1990.

      Frankfurt, Eigenverlag und Marburg, Jonas Verlag, 1981-1993.. Kl-4; je Heft meist ca. 80 pp mit zahlr. Abb. (gelegentlich farbig); OKart.; einige Hefte mit bestoßenen Ecken oder kleinen Einbandschäden.. Umfangreiche, bis Heft 50 komplette Folge dieser wichtigen Zeitschrift, die im ersten Jahr zweimal, dann vierteljährlich erschien (die Nrn. 45 und 46 bilden ein Doppelheft). Zeitweiliger Mitherausgeber war Hubertus von Amelunxen; seit 2001 gibt Anton Holzer in Wien die "Fotogeschichte" heraus.

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Butterflies of the Neotropical Region, Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI & VII complete

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

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        Igor Stravinsky, Metropolitan Opera

      London: Petersburg Press. 1st Edition. No Binding. Fine. LITHOGRAPH POSTER SIGNED BY DAVID HOCKNEY; issued to promote the New York Metropolitan Opera's production of a Stravinsky triple bill of The Rite of Spring, The Nightingale, and Oedipus Rex, with sets and costumes designed by Hockney. Signed by Hockney in pencil in bottom right margin. New York and London: Petersburg Press, 1981. Printed in England. 38x17 in; 96x43 cm. FINE CONDITION, handsomely framed. Rare signed.

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        The Quiet Earth

      Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland New Zealand. 1981 - Black cloth covers with white titles to spine,mint,no marks,rub,wear or tears.Book is clean and block is tight;sound;as new in unread condition.Dust wrapper is clean and bright,no tears,rub or wear,not price clipped. Perfect book,as new in 1st ed. He wakes up in his motel room in Thames and finds he is the only person around,all is still,nothing is moving;what has happened,is he the only person alive.Made into a movie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Polylogarithms and Associated Functions

      Elsevier Science Ltd. Hardcover. 0444005501 Good++ in a Fair-to-Good Jacket; Hardcover; 1981, Elsevier Science Publishing; Jacket is heavily edgeworn with edge-tears and a large chip to back edge of jacket (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Light wear to boards; Clean textblock edges; Front endpaper lightly creased at the corner; Text pages clean & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; Orange and black dust jacket with title in white lettering over orange cloth-covered boards; 380 pages; "Polylogarithms and Associated Functions," by Leonard Lewin. . Good.

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        Fundamentals of Generalized Recursion Theory (Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics),

      Elsevier Science Ltd, 1981 - 308 Seiten Bibliotheksexemplar. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 627

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      New York: Sweetwater Editions, [1981].. Oblong small folio (41.5 x 28.3 cm). Full publisher's medium brown calf, with blind- stamped pictorial vignette in upper cover. Illustrated with photographs. Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise fine in publisher's folding cloth clamshell box, with printed label (box a bit sunned, with short crack at toe of one joint). First edition, deluxe limited issue. Copy #12 of 175 numbered copies bound thus, from a total limited issue of 475 copies signed by the authors. Accompanied by an original gravestone rubbing, signed by the authors, and by two original selenium-toned silver prints of photographs, signed and numbered by Parker. The work features rubbings, captions and photographs of forty-two distinctive headstones, the rubbings reproduced on Ticonderoga paper by Meriden Gravure. Among the key works on the subject and one of the most attractive in terms of the fidelity of the reproductions, expanding upon the authors' 1963 series of portfolios and making the material more accessible.

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      Minneapolis, MN: Carl Jacobi 1981-1988, 1981 First editions. Original correspondence from Carl Jacobi to R. Dixon Smith [Jacobi's biographer and at one time his literary executor] during the years 1981 to 1988 [using varying paper, envelopes, etc]. Due to serious health limitations, from the 1970s onward Jacobi infrequently wrote anything by hand [including his signature, which he instead often typed as "CARL" as with the majority of letters included herein], and when he did it was typically done in a printed rather than cursive manner. One of the letters [discussing the loss of pet cats, in particular his own "Higgins"], and two of the Christmas cards, bear his hand printed "CARL" plus one of the envelopes has his return address, including "JACOBI", hand printed on its reverse side. Generally one or two pages in length [but with a few as long as six pages] although the number of lines per piece varies considerably. The content covers a number of subjects including the author's own work, etc. Also present are some related enclosures [including a signed letter from Hugh B. Cave and another from Robert M. Price] plus a few addressed but empty envelopes. Overall VG+ or better condition [that is, pretty much in the same condition as when received by Smith, save for being opened and read]. A total of 36+ pieces, four or which are hand signed examples, offered together as a single lot.. First Edition. Unbound. Very Good.

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        "Lithographien I" Mappe mit Titelblatt und drei Original-Farblithographien von Paul Wunderlich nummeriert und und signiert. / blue cloth portfolio with title page

      . Blaue Leinenmappe mit Titelschild und Titelblatt mit Spezifikation der drei Lithographien. Die Grafiken haben die Motivgrößee 50,8 x 41,6 cm auf Blattformate 60 x 48 cm. Jedes Grafikblatt hat den Trockenstempel "Matthieu Litho Switzerland". Herausgegeben von der Edition Volker Huber, Offenbach am Main 1981. Die farbigen Lithographien sind auf BFK Rives gedruckt, jeweils im Stein datiert mit 1981, sowie zusätzlich in Bleistift signiert und nummeriert. Auflage 1000 Exemplare. Werkverzeichnis Riediger Nrn. 669, 670 und 672. Sehr guter Zustand. Gesamtpreis für die Mappe mit drei Lithographien. Paul Wunderlich (geboren 1927 in Berlin - verstorben 2010 in der Provence)

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Elke Rehder]
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        Butterflies of the Neotropical Region, Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI & VII complete

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

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Badende Mädchen. Fünfzehn ( mit Titel 16) Radierungen von Renee Sintenis. Berlin Fritz Gurlitt (1919). 4to. Lose Blätter in Mappe.

      . . Ist die Graphikfolge ohnehin schon selten genug, so liegt sie hier in Probedrucken vor. Sämtliche 16 Orig.-Radierungen von R. Sintenis signiert, das Titelblatt zusätzlich bezeichnet "Probedrucke". Papierformat 31 x 25,6 cm. Provenienz: Graphisches Kabinett Wolfgang Werner, Bremen. Dort vom Vorbesitzer 1981 auf der Ausstellung "Renee Sintenis Handzeichnungen, Radierungen und Skulpturen" erworben. Der Ausstellungskatalog liegt bei. Sauber und gut erhaltene Folge. - Pommeranz-Liedke S. 214.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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