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        Danse Macabre ***INSCRIBED***

      Everest House, New York 1981 - First Trade Edition of King's first work of nonfiction, about the films and books that influenced him, inscribed by him in the year of publication: "For Bruce - / All best, / Stephen King / 1/1/81.". *** DESCRIPTION: Red paper boards with maroon cloth spine, gilt lettering on spine, cream endpapers, deckled fore-edge, dust jacket with price of $13.95, jacket design by Sam Gantt. *** CONDITION: Book is fine with a square, solid text block and strong hinges, corners are sharp, no edgewear, entirely free of prior owner markings. Unclipped dust jacket is near fine with three very light scratches in the middle of the spine and one miniscule tear at the bottom where the back flap meets the back panel. *** CITATION: Firsts Magazine Oct. 11, number 11. All first issue points present, no statement of printing on copyright page, which carries a code of "RRD 281" and which lists no additional printings, $13.95 price on jacket. *** POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books]
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        WENZELSBIBEL. Codex Vindobonensis 2759. Genesis und Exodus aus dem Besitz der Österreichischen NationalBibliothek. Band I der Vollständigen Faksimile Ausgabe und Dokumentation

      Akademische Druck und Verlaganstalt, Graz 1981 - Gran folio (545x390), 8 vols. Texto impreso sobre pergamino, en letra gótica, decorado con 646 bellas miniaturas cromolitográficas impresas en oro y color. Ejemplar núm. 468 de una edición numerada de 780 ejemplares. (Vol. LXX/1 de la colección "Codices Selecti"). Plena piel con nervios, letras doradas en lomo, adorno dorado en planos. Todos los volúmenes se encuentran estuchados. Extraordinario facsímil de esta Biblia en lengua alemana del s. XIV, escrita e iluminada para el rey Wenceslao IV de Bohemia, conservada en la Biblioteca Nacional de Austria, en Viena. Es uno de las pocos ejemplares en alemán existentes con anterioridad a la Reforma, en los tiempos en que la Iglesia se mostraba contraria a las ediciones en lenguas vernáculas. Impreso en letra gótica, acompañado de espléndidas y extraordinarias miniaturas de gran tamaño, en oro y a todo color, casi la totalidad de las páginas aparecen enriquecidas con suntuosos conjuntos ornamentales, decorados con bellisimas orlas, adornadas con motivos vegetales en oro y color. Soberbio ejemplar. Facsímiles. Biblia. Facsimile. Bible.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Midnight's Children

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1981 - First Edition, First Printing. Boards marked and slight spotting to edges and endpapers, otherwise a very good copy in a near fine dustwrapper with only the slightest hint fading on the spine. CHF 1250. This item is part of our Catalogue 4: The Rushdie Collection, which you can download at ygrbooks.ch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: YGRbookS]
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        Midnight’s Children) - Original photograph of Rushdie in 1981 by Mark Gerson

      London: Mark Gerson FBIPP, 1981 - An original photograph of Salman Rushdie by Mark Gerson, signed "Mark Gerson - London" on the front (just below the typewriter) in very good condition. With the (faded) stamp (numbered 1115) of the photographer and the inscription "Salman Rushdie 1981" on the back. The picture measures 504 mm by 600 mm and is exactly twice the size of the one owned by the National Portrait Gallery in London (Photographs Collection NPG x88247). CHF 750. This item is part of our Catalogue 4: The Rushdie Collection, which you can download at ygrbooks.ch. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Luke Clennell Bewick Apprentice. Being Impressions from Original Wood-blocks

      Limited Edition [40/100]. Brown quarter-leather cover with marbled boards and gilt titles. Fine condition with ochre slipcase. 250mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 32pp. 35 wood-block engravings on 28 leaves with 4 vignettes. Scotch Roman Type. BFK Rives Velin Cuve paper. Printed on a Columbian Press.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Engravings of David Jones. A Survey by Douglas Cleverdon. Also: Prospectus of the same, and numerous ephemera to the purchaser from Mr Cleverdon. Signed. With 'tokens' - extra prints

      Limited Edition 152/260. Green hardback cloth cover with gilt motif and titles. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor shelf wear. Pages uncut. Teg. 330mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). W S Adams Bookplate. 12th Clover Hill Edition. Velin d'Arches. (Arches mould-made). Designed and the letter press printed by Will and Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge. The offset production is by Adrian Lack at the Scenario Press, Charlbury, Oxford. Additional items: Purchase Order form initialled by Douglas Cleverdon. Letters dated January and June 1982 regarding the delay in the delivery of the book both signed by Douglas Cleverdon accompanied by 'tokens' in the form of a print of the Gregynog Crucifixion on h.m.p. and one of the trial prints of a Puma printed from a copperplate on Gampi Japon. (David Jones 1895-1974 ).

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Diary and Observations of a Tench Fisher. Signed limited edition

      6/50. Quarter calf/ marbled board cover with laid on title label. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. 460mm x 280mm (18" x 11"). 26pp. 6 coloured etching signed by artist and 8 other etchings. 'The Perpetua type was set by hand. The various hand-made papers are from Barcham Green'.

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        The Curse of the Pharaohs

      NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1981). NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1981). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition, first printing. There is a trace of sunning across the top else this is a fine copy. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped, has trace of wear at top and bottom edges at the folds else this is fine as well. The spine is not sunned. The second Amelia Peabody mystery, and scarce.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        A Singular Aesthetic: Photographs & Drawings 1921-1941

      Santa Barbara: Arabesque Books, 1981. Santa Barbara: Arabesque Books, 1981. Fine in boards with a matted photograph on front cover as issued, in the fine printed acetate jacket.. First Edition. Quarto. Catalogue raisonné of Outerbridge's work. 1500 copies called for, but in all likelihood many fewer were actually printed.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        ICONOGRAPHIA MYCOLOGICA. Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali. Comitato onoranze bresadoliane, Trento.

      In-8, 8 voll., mz. pelle edit. Ristampa dell'ediz. originale (1927) di questa fondamentale opera di micologia, cosi' composta: 5 voll. (2 di testo e 3 di tavv.) + 3 Supplementi. I due volumi di testo, con ritratto dell?A., di pp. (14),767; pp. (8),1250 (numeraz. continua); XX ("De vita et operibus Jacobi Bresadolae"); 148 ("Prospectus Systematicus e Index"), contengono la descrizione delle tavole e sono a cura di J.B. Traverso, G. Catoni, L. Fenaroli, J.B. Trener. (Questo testo ripropone i XXVI voll. in cui era divisa l?opera) - I restanti tre volumi raccolgono "1.250 tavv. a colori", ciasc. con più figure. I 3 voll. di Supplemento sono cosi' composti: Supplementum I (vol. XXVII) "Amanitaceae", a cura di J. Gilbert (Mediolani, 1982), pp. VIII, 427, con 59 tavv. al tratto di "sporadi" nel t. e con 73 tavv. a colori f.t. - Supplementum II (vol. XXVIII) "Elaphomycetales et Tuberales", a cura di A. Ceruti (Tridenti, 1960), pp. (18), con 48 tavv. a colori, e testo di descriz. su più pagg. Ediz. originale - Supplementum III (vol. XXIX) "Inocybe", a cura di L. Alessio e E. Rebaudengo (Tridenti, 1980), pp. 367,(7), con 100 tavv. a colori. Ediz. originale. Il botanico Giacomo Bresadola (1847-1929) riconosciuto come "il più dotto micologo del mondo" (Lloyd) si dedicò specialmente allo studio dei funghi, dei quali descrisse circa un migliaio di specie nuove, che raffigurò in magnifiche tavole colorate ("Iconographia Mycologica"); da ricordare che nello studio dei funghi, il B. tenne anche conto dei caratteri microscopici, fino allora trascurati". Cosi' Diz. Treccani,II, p. 477. Cfr. Nissen,230 che cita l'ediz. orig. del 1927-33. Esemplare. in ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Companion Volume V, Part 2, The Wilderness Years 1929-1935

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The Companion volumes for Volume V of the Official Biography are the most keenly sought and most difficult to acquire of all Official Biography volumes. There was only a single printing in England (which included sheets for the American edition) and the Volume V Companions were published in smaller quantities than other Companion volumes. This is the second of three Volume V Companions, first U.S. edition, fine in a fine dust jacket. The binding is immaculate - clean and bright with no wear and square corners. The contents are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. There is a tiny 1.5 inch x .5 inch previous owner sticker on the top right of the ffep. The dust jacket is price clipped, but otherwise flawless - clean and bright with no wear, no soiling, and no fading. A premium copy. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A302e2.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Oldenburg. "Die Cäcilienschule." Cäcilienschule am Damm. Lithographie in schwarz-goldenem Druck mit Tonplatte von Elise Lasius bei Ch. Fuchs, Hamburg 1849. Darstellung in Rund 12,8 cm, umgeben von floraler Rankenbordüre. Gesamtgrösse

      17.8x17.5 cm. - Kat. Oldenburger Ansichten 19. Jh. 1981 Nr. 132. Blatt aus der gesuchten ersten, im Druck aufwendigsten Auflage in drei Farben.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Oldenburg. "Die hohe Brücke." Hohe Brücke über die Alte Hunte mit Wassermühle. Lithographie in schwarz-goldenem Druck mit Tonplatte von Elise Lasius bei Ch. Fuchs, Hamburg 1849. Darstellung in Rund 12,8 cm, umgeben von floraler Rankenbordüre. Gesamtgrösse

      17.8x17.5 cm. - Kat. Oldenburger Ansichten 19. Jh. 1981 Nr. 129. Blatt aus der gesuchten ersten, im Druck aufwendigsten Auflage in drei Farben.

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        Oldenburg. "Der Osternburger Kirchhof." Osternburger Friedhof mit Kapelle. Lithographie in schwarz-goldenem Druck mit Tonplatte von Elise Lasius bei Ch. Fuchs, Hamburg 1849. Darstellung in Rund 13,5 cm, umgeben von floraler Rankenbordüre. Gesamtgrösse

      17.8x17.5 cm. - Kat. Oldenburger Ansichten 19. Jh. 1981 Nr. 134. Blatt aus der gesuchten ersten, im Druck aufwendigsten Auflage in drei Farben.

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        Oldenburg. "Der Pavillon im Blumengarten." Partie im Schlossgarten mit Pavillon im Blumengarten. Lithographie in schwarz-goldenem Druck mit Tonplatte von Elise Lasius bei Ch. Fuchs, Hamburg 1849. Darstellung in Rund 13 cm, umgeben von floraler Rankenbordüre. Gesamtgrösse

      17.5x17.5 cm. - Kat. Oldenburger Ansichten 19. Jh. 1981 Nr. 122. Blatt aus der gesuchten ersten, im Druck aufwendigsten Auflage in drei Farben.

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        Jumanji

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. ISBN: 0395304482 First Edition Oblong quarto. Green cloth. [32]pp with marvelous illustrations by the author. Peter and Judy play a board game and watch in amazement as their home is transformed into an exotic jungle. This was Chris Van Allsburg's second book and his first Caldecott Award winner. He took the world of children's picture books by storm with his wonderfully mysterious stories and images. Slight bump to spine heel else Fine in dustjacket with minor soil to upper panel, light crease to spine heel.

      [Bookseller: Collectors Treasury]
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        A Light in the Attic

      HarperCollins, 1981-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Harper & Row, 1981. Later Printing. Signed by the author with a drawing of a flower on the front free end paper; inscribed to a previous owner. In Near Fine condition. Clean text, crisp pages. Sound binding. cloth clean and sharp. The dust jacket shows very faint sunning to the edges, faint rubbing and very light hints of wear. A beautiful copy. Rare signed.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Dave Brubeck: Anthology (Volume 2)

      Hansen House, 1981. Sheet music. Very Good. Miami Beach, FL: Hansen House, n.d. Paperback. 111 pp. Near fine. Light edge wear. Interior clean and unmarked.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        LIFE ITSELF Its Origin and Nature

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0671255622 . Very Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket. Tear to jacket base at front panel. Certificate of Authenticity from The Written Word Autographs in-laid. ; Signed by the author. ; 8.60 X 5.60 X 0.90 inches; 192 pages; Signed by Author .

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        Crónica De Una Muerte Anunciada

      Bruguera, Editorial S.A., Barcelona 1981 - EDICIÓN ESPECIAL LIMITADA DE LA PRIMERA EDICIÓN. ESPECIAL LIMITED FIRST EDITION. Colección Narradores de hoy, 1981, Barcelona. Esta primera edición se editó simultáneamente en Sudamericana (Argentina), Diana (México) y Oveja Negra (Colombia). Fotografía de contracubierta de Marie Laure de Decker. EXCELENTE ejemplar con muy buena sobrecubierta. (193)pp + catálogo de colección. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: 101Poe /La FOTO del libro es descripción]
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        The Ultimate Good Luck

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA 1981 - This copy has been SIGNED by Richard Ford on the title page! This is a REVIEW COPY with Publisher's Sheet and Review Card laid-in. His second (and scarcest) title, wherein he precisely illuminates the American generation of the seventies, a generation desperate for love and asylum. Harry Quinn and his lover, Rae, become ensnared in a tightly woven intrigue to rescue Rae's brother, Sonny, from the prison in Oaxaca, Mexico. Quinn's grand wager is to stay alive in a country where nothing is as it appears and no one can be trusted. A less than 1/2" tear in the rear hinge (as is common with this title) however, an absolutely fine dustjacket and book otherwise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mike Murray - Bookseller]
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        Contes du lundi. Tartarin de Tarascon. Lettres de mon moulin. Illustrations en couleurs de Henry Lemarié.

      - Paris, Les Heures Claires, Piazza, 1981. 6 volumes in-8, reliure éditeur, étuis, dont 3 volumes pour les suites. Tirage limité à 3650 exemplaires, ici un des 150 grand vélin de Rives comportant, pour chaque titre, une suite en noir et la décomposition des couleurs * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Part 2, The Wilderness Years 1929 - 1935

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1981. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. The Companion volumes for Volume V of the Official Biography are the most keenly sought and most difficult to acquire of all Official Biography volumes. There was only a single printing in England and the Volume V Companions were published in smaller quantities than other Companion volumes - meaning that many Official Biography sets will forever do without. This is the second of three Volume V Companions and is a near-fine example in a near-fine dust jacket. The red cloth boards and spine are clean and unfaded with bright gilt, square corners, and virtually no wear. The contents are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. The red-stained top edge is the sole flaw, being faded to pink as is common. There were two prices on the dust jacket flap - an original introductory price and then a higher price specified after 1 September 1981. Both prices are intact on this unclipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is crisp, clean, and bright. No fading to the spine lettering. No losses. No wear. There is just a hint of light soiling that is hardly visible - hence our conservative "near-fine" designation instead of "fine". The dust jacket is protected in a removable archival mylar cover. Please note that this large, heavy book may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A302e2

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Anglo-American Establishment

      Books in Focus, New York 1981 - 0916728501 354 pages. Index. Footnotes. "On very rare occasions a book appears which forever changes the way in which we perceive the world around us. Within a short while it becomes hard to understand how we could have functioned without the knowledge gained from it. This is such a book. Quigley presents certain 'keys' crucial to the understanding of 20th century political, economic and military events - events of the past, present, and future. The fact that Carroll Quigley, a highly respected professor at Georgetown University and an instructor at Princeton and Harvard, could not find a publisher for this work, is in itself significant." - Stephen A. Zarlenga, Publisher. Light wear to book which is clean and unmarked but for prior owner's neat signature atop front free endpaper. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A quality copy of this significant work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Companion Volume V, Part 1, The Exchequer Years, 1922-1929

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The Companion volumes for Volume V of the Official Biography are the most keenly sought and most difficult to acquire of all Official Biography volumes. There was only a single printing in England (which included sheets for the American edition) and the Volume V Companions were published in smaller quantities than other Companion volumes. This is the first of three Volume V Companions, first U.S. edition, fine in a fine dust jacket. The binding is immaculate - clean and bright with no wear. The sole flaw is a trifling bump to the lower corner of the top board. The contents are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. There is a tiny 1.5 inch x .5 inch previous owner sticker on the top right of the ffep. The unclipped dust jacket is nearly perfect - clean and bright with no wear, no soiling, and no fading. A premium copy. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A302e1.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        LES GRANDS TROUBADOURS

      Nice, Joseph Pardo, A L'enseigne SEFER 1981 - 151pp. Bon Etat.  Un vol. pleine reliure vélin ivoir de l'éditeur décorée sur le premier plat d'une peinture de l'artiste, emboitage de vélous bleu, int. frais. Tir. lim. à 2000 exemplaires sur vélin d'arches. Les Illustrations d'Ansaldi 16 planches dont une double, ont été reproduites en sérigraphies et réhaussées au pochoir dans les ateliers de l'éditeur; Chaque page est entourée d'un encadrement dessiné par l'illustrateur et réhaussé à la main. Exemplaireenrichi d'une dédicace de l'illustrateur ainsi que d'une planche refusée intitulée "Dissection". Bien complet de son certificat d'authenticité signé par l'éditeur. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emmanuelle Morin]
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        Midnight's Children

      Alfred Knopf New York: Alfred Knopf, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition (preceding the British publication) of the author's epic second book, a novel about the independence of India. Winner of the Booker Prize. A fine, bright copy in priced dustwrapper with very mild fade. Not a scarce title, but surprisingly elusive in collector's condition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN (1st w/ signed bookplate)

      Knopf, New York 1981 - 1981 Alfred A. Knopf. first edition first printing, Stated. 1st issue DJ with 13.95 price intact on flap. Book is tight and square. corners are sharp. No real flaws keeping this book from grading near fine or better. There is a ting speck to FFEP. You would need to look for it to find it. Gray panels and burgundy cloth are clean. Pages are bright and clean. DJ backstrip shows sunning. DJ has 2 tiny closed tears and minor rubbing at DJ backstrip base. Most faint ringstain outline to front DJ cover. 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. Salman Rushdie hand signed bookplate loosely laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Curse of the Pharaohs

      NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1981). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine. First edition, first printing. A fine copy. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped, and has only a slight trace of wear at the spine tips, else is fine and bright. The second volume in the Amelia Peabody series.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Original Artwork for the Dustwrapper of So Near So Far

      London: John Murray, 1981. Val Biro's finished artwork for the first edition d/w of this book, image 13.5" x 9.5", in gouache on artboard, a beautiful maritime scene, signed by Biro. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition Artwork. No Book/Original Dustjacket Artwork. Illus. by Val Biro.

      [Bookseller: David Schutte]
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        Manuscript/Typescript of "Running into the Great Wall"

      1981. Kesey's manuscript for an article for Running magazine [Jan/Feb 1982], which sent him to cover the 1981 Beijing Marathon. Running, a magazine based in Eugene, Oregon, near to Kesey's home in Pleasant Hill, had sent Kesey to cover the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials a year earlier. Kesey had been unable to write straight journalism and wrote a piece narrated by a fictional character, creating a hybrid of fiction and journalism. A year later, after Kesey had spent time reading the nonfiction of Ernest Hemingway and Norman Mailer, Running took a chance again and sent him to cover the first Beijing Marathon, a landmark event signaling China's emergence into the world community after decades of isolation under Mao Tse Tung following the Cultural Revolution. Kesey was determined to learn to write straightforward reporting, and to assist him on the project Running hired Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker to accompany him. After a month in China, Kesey came to the editor of Running to admit that "I ain't a journalist now and I guess I never will be. I'm writing a piece of fiction." So, as he had done for the Olympic trials, Kesey created a fictional story as a vehicle for carrying the news he wanted to report about the Marathon, and placed the whole in a framework of excerpts from the Tao Te Ching, one of the classic texts of ancient chinese philosophy and mysticism. The result was a novella-length piece that ran in a single issue of Running. This is the original manuscript for that piece. Approximately 73 pages [23 pp. photocopy, reproducing Kesey's holograph corrections and with editor's original notations; 30 pp. of pink typescript, with Kesey's holograph corrections and changes as well as editorial notations; 20 pp. of holograph manuscript, with Kesey's corrections in red ink]. Clipped together in four sections: the photocopied section; the two pink typescript sections (the second with the editor's note at top to start this section as page 73); and the fourth, manuscript section on notebook paper. According to the editor, the photocopy of the first section became the working manuscript after Kesey's typescript was sucked out of his Cadillac convertible on the ride between Pleasant Hill and Eugene, and ended up scattered over the highway and countryside. Knowing that Kesey could be careless about such things, the editor had made a photocopy before Kesey left the office. Extensive re-writing is in evidence throughout the manuscript, with approximately 16 pages of the finished article (as measured in online printout pages) not present in this draft, and about 11 pages of this draft, including most of the holograph material, not appearing in the published version. Kesey manuscript material seldom appears on the market: his papers are at the University of Oregon, and individual pieces are seldom offered for sale. We only found one Kesey manuscript appearing at auction in the past 35 years, although it appeared, and sold, on two different occasions. A glimpse of the novelist as storyteller, attempting but failing to write journalism and as a result stretching his story on the broad scaffolding of Oriental philosophy and giving it timeless resonance. Also a view of the work in progress: a lengthy, almost book-length piece with much re-writing and a substantial amount of unpublished writing by Kesey that is unavailable elsewhere. The largest trove of Kesey manuscript material that we have seen offered for sale. Except for some slight corner ruffling, the manuscript is fine. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Soul of a Tree: A Woodworker's Reflections

      KODANSHA INTNL., TOKYO, NY 1981 - presentation copy signed by George Nakashima dated July 22 1983 on front endpaper, also inlcudes a newpaper Obituary from Woodshop News August 1990. Book has very light shelf wear, lightly faded edges/extremities, good, clean, tight and unmarked. Dust jacket has some light shelf wear, rubbed covers/extremities, front inner DJ flap is snipped but doesn't effect the printed price, very lightly age-toned, wrinkled on rear, newspaper obituary included DATE PUBLISHED: 1981 EDITION: FIRST ED 221 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Allen Press Bibliography MCMLXXXI produced by hand with art work, sample pages from previous editions.

      ALLEN PRESS 1981 - Folio, 91, [3], [3, index] pp. plus numerous sample pages inserted throughout. Original quarter tan cloth and decorated cloth hand-blocked by Fortuny. Fine in publisher's box, with the original prospectus loosely inserted. Limited to 140 copies and generally regarded as the best book of the press along with Printing with the Handpress. The illustrations and decorations are from work produced at The Allen Press 1939 through 1980. The inserts of sample pages are numbered as per the bibliography. See the recent Grolier Club publication, A Century for the Century, an exhibition of some of the most beautiful examples of fine printing produced during the Twentieth Century. A fine collectible copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Via Brevia]
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        ENTHUSIAST.|THE

      Palaemon Press Limited N.P.: Palaemon Press Limited, 1981. marble paper covered boards, paper cover and spine labels. 6|108|232|451/OK. Palaemon Press. 8vo. marble paper covered boards, paper cover and spine labels. (iv), 31+(1) pages. Limited to 200 numbered and signed copies; this is one of the 50 lettered copies reserved for the author and publisher. First appearance of "The Enthusiast." Some wear to the boards, small chip to the paper at the head of the spine on the rear board. Minor wear to the corners.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press ]
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        IL PIEMONTE.:

      Editalia,, Firenze 1981 - (Codice EK0348) Folio (41x33,5 cm) 280 pp. Sontuoso, imponente volume. Presentazione di Giovanni Arpino. Edizione di pregio su carta a mano filigranata Ventura di Cernobbio, tiratura di 2999 esemplari numerati. Copia n. 1124 ad personam, targhetta in rame all'interno della copertina. Saggi di autorevoli studiosi corredati con molte decine di illustrazioni in nero finemente incise, alcune a piena e doppia pagina, e 3 belle vedute e carte ripiegate fuori testo. Grandi margini, capilettera in rosso. Legatura in tutto cuoio pregiato, dorso a nervi con titolo oro e scomparti ornati. Piatto anteriore con stemma a sbalzo opera di Mario Picchi e titolo a rilievo. Piatto posteriore con 5 borchie metalliche. Cofanetto editoriale in tela, interno in velluto, piatti illustrati. Splendido esemplare. Euro 450 ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

      [Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca]
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        Disney Animation The Illusion of Life

      New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Abbeville Press, 1981. 489 plates in full color, thousands of black-and-white illustrations. (Ref. #ACC-G116).. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 10-1/2" x 11-1/2" Tall. General.

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        Early American Stone Sculpture Found in the Burying Grounds of New England

      New York: Sweetwater Editions, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. half calf and pictorial light brown boards, front cover paper label. Fine in fine clam shell box with original foam support for the text/No Dust Jacket. 114 pages. Oblong quarto, 30 x 42 cm. Limited edition, copy 288 of 475 signed by Neal and Parker, with an original rubbing, "Pompey Brenton, 1772, Rockport, Rhode Island," also signed by Neal and Parker laid-in. Forty-two plates with the names of the deceased. Glossary of Symbols Illustrated in the Book. Bibliography. Quality printing on glossy stock, plates and text bright and clean, an as new copy in the publisher shipping box.

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        MINOTAURE 1934 - 1936 [ Réédition reliée des N° 5, 6 , 7, 8 ]

      Skira - Genève 1981. 1 Volume/1. -- Très bon état -- Reliure éditeur cartonnée pleine toile sous jaquette illustrée. Format in-4°( 32,3 x 25,5 cm )( 2320 gr ). ------- Réédition reliée des N° 5, 6, 7, 8 ( 69 , 76, 77 et 55 pages ). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Way of Seeing

      New York: Horizon Press, (1981). Near fine in a near fine jacket.. First of this revised and enlarged edition. Square quarto. SIGNED by Levitt. With 24 additional photographs and corrected text, printed by Richard Benson. (Parr / Badger, v1, 252-253; Roth 178-179; Open Book 214-215).

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        To Bird with With Love (Signed First Edition)

      Poitiers, France: Editions Wizlov, 1981. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED and DATED in the year of publication by the book's designer Francis Paudras to his fellow designer Harris Lewine: "This big book for you Harris / big like your unalterable passion for this music / with love / Francis Paudras / 81." & & Lewine is a New York City graphic designer and art director who over the course of several decades created dust jackets and album covers for everyone from Harcourt Brace to Riverside Records, where he was instrumental in designing the sleeves for Bill Evans "Portrait in Jazz" and "The Unique Thelonius Monk" among others. Near Fine without dust jacket as issued. An astonishing collection of photos selected by Paudras and Parker's widow, and an interesting association with an artist who's work helped define the look of some undeniably classic albums from the 1950s through 1980s. & & Spine slightly shaken, else Fine. In a Near Fine publisher's pictorial box with professional repairs to the corners.

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        A Jewish Iconography + A Jewish Iconography, Supplementary Volume [Signed]

      Nonpareil 1981-1982, London - 1/650. Folio. XXXI, [1], 277, [1], 128pp. Original gilt-stamped red goatskin with gold lettering on spine. Decorative endpapers. Half title signed by Alfred Rubens. Pictorial title page in red and black lettering. One of 100 copies bound in red goatskin (No.299). The supplementary volume is bound in pictorial red wrappers with gold and white lettering on front cover and spine. Half title signed by the author. Both books are housed in a gilt-stamped red cloth clamshell box, with gold lettering on spine. Extensive lexicon of important Jewish artists, traditions and works, illustrated throughout with 2466 miniature b/w photographic reproductions. The book was compiled by the renowned curator and collector of Jewish art, Alfred Rubens. The supplementary volume is profusely illustrated with numerous b/w and color photographic reproductions. Gold lettering on clamshell box partly faded. The red goatskin binding is moderately rubbed and soiled on covers. Half title slightly foxed. Clamshell box in overall good+, binding in good- to good, wrappers and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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