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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: november-books]
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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.)

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: South Bay Books]
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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)

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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]

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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.

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      Lord John Press, Northridge, CA 1981 - miniature book (7.5 x 5.8 cm). quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards, author's name gilt-stamped on spine, marbled paper covered boards slipcase. (vi), 29+(1) pages. Limited to 400 numbered copies of which this is one of the 100 numbered specially bound copies, signed by author on colophon (Bradbury, Lord John Press 1). An address delivered by the author to the Visa International Conference in Quebec on September 8, 1980. Printed at the Castle Press with binding by Bela Blau. quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards, author's name gilt-stamped on spine, marbled paper covered boards slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. Softcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Uncorrected Proof in cream wraps of Carver's second major collection of short fiction and his first book to go into further printings. Included is the story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO. Reproduces many corrections in the text. Not only is this copy SIGNED by the author on the title page, but it also includes a very scarce example of the proof dustwrapper with the spine and front cover similar to the finished version but the rear cover and inside flaps blank.

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        Saint Katy The Virgin

      Ontario, Canada, Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology, 1981, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is the second edition of this story which first appeared in 1936 as one of 199 copies Signed by Steinbeck and produced as a Christmas greeting by Covici Friede, then Steinbeck's publisher, it was later included as part of Steinbeck's short story collection, The Long Valley, which Viking produced in 1938, this is one of just five copies designed and illustrated by Ritchie Donaghue, then a student at Sheridan College who produced the book as a third-year student project, Donaghue hand-bound the book, each copy has a notation as to which "artist's proof" copy it is, this is copy No. 5, each is signed and dated by Donaghue in June of 1981, there are five color hand silk-screened illustrations produced by Donaghue for the book, including the charming illustration used on the dust jacket, none of these books were for sale, Donaghue gave them to family members and retained one for himself. The book is fine, the dust jacket has some spine wear, else nearly fine.

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        Codex Seraphinianus Deluxe Edition

      Milano: Rizzoli. 2013. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780847843091 . New revised edition with several additional drawings. Originally published by Franco Maria Ricci in 1981. Limited to 600 numbered copies: 300 for the Italian market, and 300 for the U.S. market. This copy (#29) is part of the Italian edition, which precedes the American edition. Includes the limited, signed Ta-Roc print (#109 of 150). Bright red decorated cloth, yellow endpapers, silk bookmark. The Decodex, a small booklet in a pocket affixed to the rear pastedown endpaper with text in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian, contains a short introduction by Serafini in which he explains how the Codex came to be. Apparently, a cat was actively involved in the creative process. The book is a masterpiece of fantasy, painstakingly illustrating a non-existent world and written in a non-existent language which, at times, seems to be a surrealist parody of our own world. Serafini, an architect and graphic designer, wrote and illustrated the volumes during a two-year period in the late 1970s. In the beautiful red cloth clamshell box with gold decorations. Both the book and the box are in fine condition. This copy comes with the original publisher's cardboard box as well. ; Folio; Signed by Author .

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        Das Evangelistar Kaiser Heinrichs III. Faks.-Ausg. / Hrsg. u. fachl. Betreuung: Gerhard Knoll Perikopenbuch aus Echternach. Ms. b. 21 der Universitätsbibliothek Bremen

      Reichert, L, 1981.. 254 S. : zahlr. Ill. (farb.) Perg.. ISBN 3882261153

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        Zoku Nihon Emaki Zenshu (In Japanese)

      Chuokoron, Tokyo 1981 - 20 volumes in slipcases, 14 x 10.75 inches; hard cover blue cloth wth gold titles embossed on spine. Full-color reproduction of every scroll with running captions, scholarly essays and full reference materials. This set will require extra shipping, which must include tracking and insurance. Titles: Honen Shonin eden (3 vols), Boki ekotoba, Kobo Daishi gyojo ekotoba (3 vols.), Genjo Sanzo e (3 vols.), Ajigi + Kegon gojugosho emaki + Hokekyo emaki, Yuzu nenbutsu engi, Sanno reigenki + Jizo bosatsu reigenki, Kuwanomidera engi + Dojoji engi, Kasuga Gongen genki e (2 vols.), Matsuzaki tenjin engi, Zenkunen kassen ekotoba + Heiji monogatari emaki + Yuki kassen ekotoba, Zuishin teiki emaki + Chuden gyokaizu + Kuge retsueizu + Tenshi sekkan miei, Tsuchigumo zozhi + Tengu zozhi + Oeyama ekotoba, Ashibiki e. For further details inquire. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Erinnerungen. Zwölf Radierungen von Wolfgang Herzig.

      Tusch,, Wien, 1981 - Wien, Tusch, 1981. 4 S. + 12 Radierungen. Lose Blattsammlung in Orig.Kassette v. Ernst Ammering, Ried i. I. Mit allen 12 Tafeln. Jede Radierung eighd. signiert. Nr. 4 von 80 Expl. - Schönes Exemplar, Schuber an einer Ecke etw. berieben. Deutsch Lose Blattsammlung in Orig.Kassette v. Ernst Ammering, Ried i. I. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Principat. Bände 17/1, 17/2, 17/3, 17/4: Religion (Heidentum: Römische Götterkulte, Orientalische Kulte in der römischen Welt). Mit zahlr. Abb. auf Tafeln u. Plänen

      Bln., New York de Gruyter 1981/84. s.g.e. Olnbde.m.Oumschl. Format: Gr.-8°. (Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt. Geschichte und Kultur Roms im Spiegel der neueren Forschung. II)

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        Danse Macabre

      The book is very good: some spine slant and extremely moderate foxing to top of pages. Some mild discoloration to the interior paste downs and a general moderate yellowing to the pages overall from aging, which is common in this book. First Edition / First Printing as indicated by the presence of RRD281 on the copyright page - a Point of Issue indicating a first edition/first printing of this title. SIGNED and DATED 8/16/88 by Stephen King on the title page. Otherwise, no interior markings, no previous owner's bookplate and no remainder mark. The dust jacket is also very good: some yellowing to the inside flaps and there is about a 2-inch crease along the bottom of the front cover. The spine shows some very minor chipping and there are a couple of closed tears on the spine that are only evident when looking at the backside of the dust jacket. Minor wear to the corners. Not price-clipped. New York: Everest House Publishers, 1981.

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        Legenda aurea

      An Early Copy of the Most Popular Dominican Work,with a Provenance from a Great Dominican ConventVORAGINE, Jacobus de. Legenda aurea. Italy (Venice?): 1300.Illuminated manuscript on vellum. Small quarto (8 x 5 9/16 inches; 203 x 142 mm.). 281 leaves, plus one blank leaf at front and two blank leaves at end (fols. 279 and 281 apparently conjoint with two blank vellum leaves, fol. 280 on a stub between the foliated leaves). Apparently complete. Two columns of thirty-four lines. Written by two Italian scribes in black ink in gothic bookhands between four verticals and thirty-five horizontals ruled in faint brown, the verticals extending across the margins. Justification: 5 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches; 133 x 98 mm. Faint early ink foliation. Horizontal catchwords within ink frames in lower right margin of final versos. Pricking along the upper edges. Rubrics in red, paragraph marks alternately of red or blue, alternately red or blue one-line initials for the list of contents (fols. 1v-2), numerous two-line initials alternately in red flourished with blue or blue flourished with red, with penwork usually extending for the height of the text column, opening six-line historiated initial showing a tonsured cleric kneeling before the seated Virgin with Child against a background of burnished gold, accompanied by a cusped border with leaf terminals where a tree separates a stag from a pursuing hound. Some neat annotations and corrections in the margins with a few pointing hands.Nineteenth-century limp vellum, with yapp edges. Spine lettered in gilt. Opening rubric and historiated initial slightly rubbed. Marginal staining on edges of some leaves, small cuts or tears to margins of some leaves, some natural vellum flaws. Housed in a full morocco clamshell.Content:Prologue, opening: "Universum tempus presentis" (fol. 1r and v); List of Contents (fols. 1v-2); sixtyfive chapters, from "de adventu," opening" Adventus domini per quattuor septimanas" (fol. 2), to "de dedicatione ecclesie," ending "per secula seculorum Amen" (fols. 275v-281v).Jacobus de Voragine, who became a Dominican in 1244 and died in 1298, after six years as bishop of Genoa, wrote various works of which the Golden Legend, perhaps of the 1260s, was by far the most successful. A compilation to accompany the major feasts in the church calendar, the Golden Legend details the lives and miracles of saints and explicates events in the lives of Christ and the Virgin, ordered according to the liturgical year. It must have been the most widely consulted authority on these matters and is consequently an invaluable insight into what was generally known by writers, artists, and their patrons. About a thousand manuscripts survive, in the original Latin and in translation, and about a hundred printed editions had appeared before the sixteenth century. The original text of 176 chapters was expanded over the years with updatings and with feasts specific to certain localities.This manuscript, which has a limited selection of feasts and shows little evidence of later accretions, was probably written towards 1300. Each of the sixty-five chapters and the etymological discussions that precede them is introduced by a flourished initial. Its subsequent ownership by a Dominican who left it to his first convent indicates that the Golden Legend was still fulfilling its probable original function of assisting the Dominicans in their preaching mission.Illumination:The historiated initial, flourished initials, and border decoration are northern French or south Netherlandish in character. The border motifs on f. 1 are very close, for instance, to those in a copy of Thomas Aquinas's Summa given to the Flemish abbey of Ter Doest ca. 1280-1290 (Bruges, Staatsbib. Ms 199: Vlaamse Kunst op Perkament, Bruges, Gruuthusemuseum (1981). The decoration was presumably executed by an illuminator who had travelled to Italy. A parallel case is presented by the northern French or Flemish illuminator whose hand has been detected in Neapolitan manuscripts of ca. 1330 (Dix siecles d'enluminure italienne, BnF, 1984, pp. 73-74) and illuminators from Ypres are known to have worked in Naples at around this date. Combining Italian script and northern illumination, the book is an intriguing reminder of the mobility of book craftsmen.Provenance:1. Perhaps made for the tonsured cleric seen in the opening initial.2. Nicolaus Augustus de Venetiis: record of bequest to SS Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, on verso of first parchment leaf; a similar note on the recto of the penultimate vellum leaf, but as "N augustus," and with the added prayer "requiescat in pace." Nicolaus entered the Dominican Order at the convent of SS Giovanni e Paolo, received his licentiate from Bologna University in 1413, and taught in Padua and Bologna. In 1438, he was appointed to the bishopric of Tricarico in southern Italy; he wrote a summary of the issues discussed at the Council of Florence between the Greek and Roman churches and died in Rome in 1446 (T. Kaeppeli and E. Panelli, Scriptori Ordinis Praedicatorum Medii Aevi, IV, 1993, pp. 202-203).3. Dominican Convent SS Giovanni et Paolo, Venice: by the late fifteenth century their library was of sufficient importance to be the intended recipient of Cardinal Bessarion's collection of Greek and Latin texts. Catalogues were published between 1770 and 1784, in which this Golden Legend is cod. 576, with the note of the legacy transcribed (D.M. Berardelli, Nuova Raccolta d'Opuscoli scientifici e filologici, t. 32-33, 35, 37-40, 1770, 1778-1780, 1782-1784, t. 39, p. 57). At least seventeen of their manuscripts have been identified (T. Kaeppeli, 'Antiche biblioteche domenicane in Italia,' Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum, XXXVI, 1966, pp. 5-80, pp. 70-72). The Convent was suppressed by the Napoleonic regime in the first decade of the nineteenth century.4. Baron Charles Alexander de Cosson (b. 1846): his armorial bookplate ("Ex libris Caroli Alecandri de Cosson") on front pastedown, note on first paper leaf recording the provenance from SS Giovanni e Paolo and purchase in 1876, together with four other manuscripts with the same binding from the same source (see lots 28 and 78 in the Foyle catalogue). Of an emigre family from Guyenne, baron de Cosson was an explorer in Egypt and Abyssinia, archaeologist and antiquary. He had a collection of arms and armor in his house in Chertsey and in 1880 organized an exhibition of arms and armor with William Burges.5. Baron Claude Augustin de Cosson, his eldest son (b. 1877): who pursued a career in the Egyptian service before retiring to Florence. Lot 33, Sotheby's 27 March 1950, Property of the late Baron CA. de Cosson by whom they were purchased in Italy, excerpt from the catalogue paste on the first paper leaf. Purchased by William Foyle, who also purchased a Book of Hours from the Cosson Collection (see lot 50).HBS 65438.$150,000

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        el coronel no tiene quien le escriba y otros Relatos

      Editorial Arte y Literatura, Ciudad De La Habana, Cuba 1981 - Inscribed, signed and dated by Gabriel garcia Marquez on the title page, along with his occasional flower drawing. This volume is in amazing condition considering what it is. The pages are pulp, with all the attendant age darkening. The pages are in perfect shape; the book seems unread with square corners. Soiling to the wrapper, and the spine top layer has a bit of damage, but nothing serious. 1/2" x 1 1/2" scuff/surface tear at top of front panel where tape was removed. Minor edge damage to last two end papers. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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