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        Nothing To Write Home About (Inscribed)

      Los Angeles: Little Caeser Press, 1981. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo. 55 pp. A series of brief poetical observations. Very good condition in bound wrappers with cover illustration by the artist. This copy affectionately INSCRIBED by Brainard to Morris Golde. Golde was a renowned patron of the arts and close friend to many artists and writers in the New York School circle including John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Larry Rivers and others. An uncommon Brainard title and a nice association.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Les Ennéades de Plotin, chef de l'école néoplatonicienne

      Librairie philosophique Vrin 1981 - SERIE COMPLETE en trois volumes in-8 (14.5x23 cm), brochés, (CXXXIV)-548-692-700 pages, traduites pour la première fois en français accompagnées de sommaires, de notes et d'éclaircissements et précédées de la vie de Plotin et des principes de la théorie des intelligibles de Porphyre, réédition de la toute première traduction (Hachette 1857-1861) ; pliures aux dos insolés, une étiquette aux quatrièmes plats, plats parfois en partie jaunis, une petite déchirure en bordure du premier plat du tome I, intérieurs frais, bon état. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        The Ionian Mission

      VG : in very good condition with lightly rubbed dust jacket First Edition Red hardback cloth cover 210mm x 135mm (8" x 5"). 346pp.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Archive for The Wounding: An Essay on Education

      In 1981, Albee, the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Charleston in West Virginia. His speech, on his own education, or lack thereof, and on how one is forever "wounded" by the responsibilities of an education, was published in a signed wrappered limited edition of 200 copies by Mountain State Press, with an additional 50 signed hardcover copies distributed by university professor William Plumley's own Parchment Press. This archive includes:- Albee's hand-corrected typescript of his speech, 9 pages, with "The Wounding: an Essay on Education" listed as a "possible title." Approximately a dozen small corrections in Albee's hand.- an autograph note signed by Albee to Bill Plumley, dated July, 1981, transmitting the above, and asking Plumley to send Lolita back. - an uncorrected photocopy of Albee's typescript, with a copy of the colophon as it is printed in the book.- Copy No. 1 of the 50 hardcover copies of The Wounding, signed by Albee. Fine in a fine dust jacket (and with three extra copies of the jacket, folded).- a copy of the typescript of the (unattributed) remarks used to introduce Albee at the commencement ceremony, with an envelope addressed to Dr. Plumley from "J.P." In the preceding months, Albee's Broadway play adaptation of Nabokov's Lolita had opened and closed after 12 performances (and 31 previews), and the introductory remarks attempt to diplomatically manage Albee's fall from theatrical grace. - four periodicals from the time, each inscribed by Albee to Plumley on their covers: The New Republic (April 11, 1981); Newsweek and Time (March 30, 1981); The New Yorker (March 23, 1981). The latter announces the opening of Lolita; the first three contain reviews of the play, one of which (The New Republic) is briefly quoted in the introductory remarks to Albee's speech. An interesting archive, which documents a noteworthy commencement speech by one of the preeminent American playwrights of the 20th century, at the time that he has just experienced perhaps the most extreme critical savaging of his career. It is perhaps not surprising that the title of the talk, and the book, is "The Wounding" and that Albee takes great pains to express the wounding -- by civilization, by education, and by our own natures -- as something to be grateful for, that distinguishes us as humans, and makes us members of the same "club." The hardcover edition is rare; the archival material is unique. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        La Festo en Païs d'Arle. La Fête au pays d'Arles. Illustrations de Jean Arène.

      S.l.n.m.e., 1981. - 300 X 355 mm. en ff. sous portefeujlle toilé à lacets, non paginé. Texte calligraphié en provençal et en français. Avec 24 compositions en couleurs de Jean Arène tirées en sérigraphie à la mains sur papier macul. Edition tirée à 350 ex. num. et signés. 1/24 ex. de tête comportant un desin original, enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur.

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens & modernes]
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        A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC

      New York:: Harper & Row,, 1981. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED BY SHEL SILVERSTEIN without personalization. Fine hardback Stated "First Edition" on the copyright page, First Printing in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. 8vo. 167, [9] pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Matrix: A Review for Printers and Bibliophiles. Numbers 1 through 28 in the deluxe bindings

      Andoversford, Gloucester: Whittington Press, 1981-2009 In the deluxe bindings of quarter morocco of different colors over boards, in publisher's slipcases. Twenty volumes, plus the index to Volumes I-21. Quarto. . Each volume contains about 200 lettrerpress pages, plus many type specimens, paper samples, original graphics, broadsides, fold-outs, photographs, and specimens of fine printing. All of the volumes except Volume 21 are the deluxe issues, with the extra samples, illustrations, and additional information that accompanied those issues. Volume 21 is marked "Press Copy," in the same deluxe binding but without a couple of extra pieces that were in the deluxe issue. The limitation of the deluxe issues varied from 30 copies of Number One to eighty copies. This set stops at Volume 28, when the collector stopped collecting. Two subsequent numbers have since been published and should be fairly easily obtainable since they were issued in the past several years.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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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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        Gesammelte Werke. Hrsg. Christian Büttrich und Norbert Miller.

      Insel-Verlag, (Frankfurt am Main) 1981 - 7 Bde. (Frankfurt am Main) Insel-Verlag (1981-1989). 8°. Dünndruck. OLn. OUmschl. in der OLn-Kassette. WG 58. Die verdienstvolle erste und einzige Gesamtausgabe in einem schönen Exemplar (ein Schutzumschlag mit kleinen Druckstellen). Sprache: deu OLn. OUmschl. in der OLn-Kassette. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        The Engravings Of David Jones A Survey By Douglas Cleverdon

      London: Clover Hill Editions, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Volume one (text) in quarter gold morocco and green buckram, raised bands, green leather spine labels, front cover printed and decorated in gilt. Teg. Portfolio in clamshell box, two-toned brown and green cloth, green leather spine labels printed in gilt. Both housed in matching green slipcase. 2 vols. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Jones, David. 58 pages in text. Text volume 32 x 25 cm. Clamshell box 33 x 27 cm. Limited edition, copy XLVI of 75 deluxe copies [total edition of 446], portfolios containing a set of the engraving on Japon, 9 copper engravings and 1 dry-point, printed from the original copper plates. Text volume with portrait frontispiece, 96 illustrations of plates of Jones' wood-block, copper plates, and engravings printed on Barcham Green hand-made paper. Designed and printed letter press by Will & Sebastian Carter at the Rampart Lion Press. The reproductions are printed offset by Adrian Lack at the Senecio Press, Charlbury, Oxford.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        PETER HUJAR - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER

      (HUJAR, PETER). Hall, Dieter & Jean-Christophe Ammann. PETER HUJAR - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. NP (Innsbruck, AUSTRIA): Allerheiligenpresse, 1981. First Edition 1/1000. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine. np, 52 b&w illustrations + cover. Text in German. With an exhibition history and bibliography. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the austere, beautiful catalogue published in conjunction with 1981 exhibition of the late Peter Hujar's black and white portrait photographs. These include striking images of David Wojnarowicz, William S. Burroughs, Gary Indiana, Rene Ricard, Susan Sontag, Nicolas Moufarrage, Ray Johnson, Candy Darling (on her deathbed), Paul Thek, Tomata Du Plenty, and many more. A bright white, most handsome copy of this uncommon item bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "To Helene, Peter Hujar" in black ink on the title page. The recipient was the proprietor of the photographer's neighborhood New York bookstore from whom we acquired this significant tome directly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022549&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Cujo Signed #d Limited Edition in slipcase, #449 of 750 copies

      New York: Mysterious Press. F+/F+. 1981. Limited Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 0670451932 . #449 of 750 copies of this signed limited edition, SIGNED by Stephen King on the limitation page. Fine+ book in maroon colored cloth with gold gilt lettering and design. It is 'very' tight, straight, clean and the text and page edges are squeaky clean and the gilt and cloth as new. The clear acetate dustjacket is also Fine+ with no tears, chips or wear, as is the slipcase. The clear dustjacket is on the book in the image with the book in the slipcase. A lovely package all around. Made into a classic horror film, though I must say this is one time the 'bad guy' (poor sick Cujo) is just as sympathetic a character as are the humans caught in a horrid situation. The book's ending is way better than the movie's IMHO since the movie concentrated primarily on shock effect. The trade edition of the book was published by Viking Press in 1981 also, and the movie was produced in 1983. ; 9-3/8" x 6-1/4"; 319 pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
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        Liars in Love

      New York: Delacorte Press, 1981 First USA Edition. Fine book in a Fine DJ. Front flyleaf has some foxing , probably from a paper insert no longer present. Else fine and bright. DJ has even sunning along the spine. Signed and dated in the year of publication, by the author on the front flyleaf. The second book of fine short stories from this neglected writer.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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        Dangling In The Tournefortia (Signed Limited Edition with Original Painting)

      Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/fine. 8vo. A collection of poems. #71 of only 100 specially bound copies with an Original Oil Painting. SIGNED by the author on the colophon page. Tissue guard present. Foxing to top edge of pages else a clean very good plus copy in fine acetate wrapper. Quite scarce in this edition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

      New York: Harcourt, 1981. Reprint. hardcover. fine. Illustrated with a sepiatone photographic frontispiece and one folding map. xxivi, 508pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in deep green morocco-backed marbled boards; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands; uncut edges and unopened pages, t.e.g. (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1981). A fine copy. Excellent reprint of the original 1912 Macmillan edition. The first volume of Hardy's Wessex Novels.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Cujo Signed #d Limited Edition in slipcase, #578 of 750 copies

      Mysterious Press, New York 1981 - #578 of 750 copies of this signed limited edition, SIGNED by Stephen King on the limitation page. Fine book in maroon colored cloth with gold gilt lettering and design. It is tight, straight, clean and the text and page edges are squeaky clean and the gilt and cloth as new. The clear acetate dustjacket is also Fine with no tears, chips or wear, as is the slipcase. The clear dustjacket is on the book in the image with the book in the slipcase. A lovely package all around. Made into a classic horror film, though this is one time the 'bad guy' (poor sick Cujo) is just as sympathetic a character as are the humans caught in a horrid situation. The book's ending is way better than the movie's IMHO since the movie concentrated primarily on shock effect. The trade edition of the book was published by Viking Press in 1981 also, and the movie was produced in 1983. ; 9-3/8" x 6-1/4"; 319 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AAABOOKS (Authors & Artists)]
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        The Sirian Experiments: The Report by Ambien II, of the Five - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1981. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0224018914 . First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dust-wrapper with publisher's price-sticker of £6.95. Signed and inscribed by Lessing in April 1981 to Ingmar [Bjorksten] - a Swedish writer who has been connected to the Nobel Prize committee - 26 years before Lessing received the award. An attractive and scarce association copy; In her Canopus in Argos series, Nobel laureate Lessing creates a "space" fiction universe to metaphorically explore spiritual, cultural and social issues. Volume III returns to the planet Shikasta of Vol. I, this time telling the story of human history and evolution from the Sirian perspective, a more bureaucratic and less advanced civilization. Booker Prize shortlisted in 1981; Canopus in Argos: Archives; Vol. 3 .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why ]
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        8 Poems

      (No place: Hollow Wind Press. 1981). First. First edition, wrappered issue. Stapled wrappers. Staining to the wrappers, a presentable, if fair only copy. One of 50 numbered copies Signed by the author. Additionally this copy is Inscribed to another poet and good friend. Wright has also made some corrections in the text, including deleting one line, and completely re-writing another. Rare. OCLC locates two copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Cujo Signed #d Limited Edition in slipcase, #449 of 750 copies

      New York: Mysterious Press. F+/F+. 1981. Limited Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 0670451932 . #449 of 750 copies of this signed limited edition, SIGNED by Stephen King on the limitation page. Fine+ book in maroon colored cloth with gold gilt lettering and design. It is 'very' tight, straight, clean and the text and page edges are squeaky clean and the gilt and cloth as new. The clear acetate dustjacket is also Fine+ with no tears, chips or wear, as is the slipcase. The clear dustjacket is on the book in the image with the book in the slipcase. A lovely package all around. Made into a classic horror film, though I must say this is one time the 'bad guy' (poor sick Cujo) is just as sympathetic a character as are the humans caught in a horrid situation. The book's ending is way better than the movie's IMHO since the movie concentrated primarily on shock effect. The trade edition of the book was published by Viking Press in 1981 also, and the movie was produced in 1983. ; 9-3/8" x 6-1/4"; 319 pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
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        Arts Traditionels et Histoire au Zaïre/Traditional Arts and History of Zaire

      - Société d'Arst Primitifs, Institut Supérieur d'Archéologie et dHistoire de l'Art, Université Catholique de Louvain, Jan Vansina,Scott Bryson, Jacques Hautelet,1981,355pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Vasco & Co / Emilia da Paz]
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        LA NOCHE Y LA LLAMA

      Arte y Bibliofilia, Madrid 1981 - Ejemplar en rama. 29 págs total y Trece grabados al aguafuerte y aguatinta de Amadeo Gabino, acompañadas cada una con los textos de San Juan de la Cruz (en cuatro idiomas) y estampadas a sangre sobre papel Guarro Creysse France. Numeradas y fechadas por el autor. Edición limitada de 222 ejemplares total. Impresión: Julio Soto. Estampación: Pedro Arribas. Encuadernación: Alfonso y Miguel Ramos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Madrid]
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        Matrix: A Review for Printers and Bibliophiles. Numbers 1 through 28 in the deluxe bindings

      Andoversford, Gloucester: Whittington Press, 1981-2009 In the deluxe bindings of quarter morocco of different colors over boards, in publisher's slipcases. Twenty volumes, plus the index to Volumes I-21. Quarto. . Each volume contains about 200 lettrerpress pages, plus many type specimens, paper samples, original graphics, broadsides, fold-outs, photographs, and specimens of fine printing. All of the volumes except Volume 21 are the deluxe issues, with the extra samples, illustrations, and additional information that accompanied those issues. Volume 21 is marked "Press Copy," in the same deluxe binding but without a couple of extra pieces that were in the deluxe issue. The limitation of the deluxe issues varied from 30 copies of Number One to eighty copies. This set stops at Volume 28, when the collector stopped collecting. Two subsequent numbers have since been published and should be fairly easily obtainable since they were issued in the past several years.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        In the Land of Dreamy Dreams [Inscribed Association Copy]

      University of Arkansas Press|~| Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. 1981. A review copy of her second book, first book of fiction, a collection of stories. This is the hardcover issue; there were 1000 copies issued in wrappers, but the hardcover is considerably scarcer than that. Inscribed by the author: "When the nights are long I remember my unimportance and I sleep/ Gracias/ Ellen Gilchrist." This copy belonged to Ray Roberts, Gilchrist's editor at Little, Brown, and her inscription and her "thanks" are presumably addressed to him. Beginning with the book after this and continuing for the next two decades, Little, Brown published approximately a dozen books by Gilchrist, including her National Book Award-winning Victory Over Japan. Fine in a fine dust jacket with review slip laid in. An excellent association copy of her uncommon first book. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Winston S. Churchill Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Parts 1, 2, 3. The Exchequer Years, The Wilderness Years, The Coming of War

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1981. First U.S. edition, only printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. All three Volume V Companions, each fine in a fine dust jacket. All three are U.S. first editions. These three volumes are the key to forming complete complete sets of Churchill’s Official Biography. Many sets are without these volumes since 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 the other Official Biography Volumes. Offered here is a rare prize for collectors – all three Volume V Companions together. Part 1, The Exchequer Years 1922-1929 has a trifling bump to the lower corner of the top board and a tiny previous owner’s sticker to the ffep, but it otherwise immaculate in an unclipped, nearly perfect dust jacket. Part 2, the Wilderness years 1929-1935, likewise has a tiny previous owner’s sticker to the ffep, but features an immaculate binding. The dust jacket is price-clipped, but otherwise flawless. Part 3, The Coming of War 1936-1939, is truly fine in a truly fine unclipped dust jacket. The only flaw is some neat pencil notation along the right edge of the ffep and a small triangle at the top right corner of the ffep has been clipped.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Thesaurus Syriacus, 3 vols.--Vol. I, Vol. II, and Supplement to the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, S.T.P

      Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag. 1981. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Three volumes, complete. Second edition, published in 1981. Coth hardcovers, about Very Good copies, the two main volumes have a clipping taped onto the front flyleaf, all 3 vols. with previous owner's name-stamp on the front flyleaf, a bit of discoloration to the spines of all three vols., light rubbing to the tips and edges of the covers of the volumes, no dust jackets. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Ikonta Story

      Japan, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Araki uses an Ikonta camera to produce snapshots for this book. Fine condition in near fine unclipped dustwrapper and wrap-around obi. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Cetacea, The Great Whales

      [Easthampton, MA]: Cheloniidae Press. [1981]. One of 100 copies, signed by artist Alan James Robinson, binders David Bourbeau and Gray Parrot and printer, Harold Patrick McGrath, all on Arches Cover Buff, from a total issue of 110 (100 copies plus 10 artist's proof copies). This copy with the original Prospectus laid in as well as as a separate copy of the original woodengraving, "Whale Flukes" that also appears on the colophon. The woodengraving is 5.5 x 8.5 inches and is inscribed and signed "Alan." Page size: 22 x 15 inches, 27 leaves. Bound: loose as issued with sheets laid in, black Niger oasis goat over low relief sculpture of Right Whale head by Alan James Robinson, then cast in polyester resin and covered by David Bourbeau at The Thistle Bindery. The rear panel is black cloth over boards. This beautiful folder is housed in a quarter leather Moroccan goat drop back box by Gray Parrot, a bit of wear to the box else fine.The seven bleed etchings by Alan Robinson depict the major species of whales; there are numerous blind-stamped line-cuts and two woodengravings. The text which contains biological information and twelve two-color maps showing migration routes and breeding areas is printed by Harold McGrath at the Hampshire Typothetae in 12 point Garamond with 24 and 36 point Castellar for titling. . Each etching is protected by a sheet of Japanese tissue. Tomoe Blue, in a wave pattern, is used as endsheets. The artist printed the etchings at Cheloniidae Press. The project was produced in conjunction with a grant from the Environmental Marine Arts Fund whish is part of the Center for Environmental Education and the Whale Protection Fund. This a stunning production.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Butterflies of Afghanistan

      Tokyo: Koudansha, 1981.  First edition.. Fine copy in the original fine slipcase still in the publisher's pictorial shipping box.. Pp. 272, 48 full page fine color plates, 192 text-figures - 32 are in color.  Original blind-stamped orange cloth, in the original cloth-backed color pictorial slipcase (and in the publisher's shipping carton which also has a color pictorial title/author label), lg 4to.  Text in Japanese but with Latin names and some English phrases used throughout.  The volume has high manufacturing standards and is extremely scarce.  It is likely the most uncommon 20th century butterfly book - probably due to a print run of 500 or less copies.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Winston S. Churchill Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Parts 1, 2, 3. The Exchequer Years, The Wilderness Years, The Coming of War

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1981. First U.S. edition, only printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. All three Volume V Companions, each fine in a fine dust jacket. All three are U.S. first editions. These three volumes are the key to forming complete complete sets of Churchill’s Official Biography. Many sets are without these volumes since 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 the other Official Biography Volumes. Offered here is a rare prize for collectors – all three Volume V Companions together. Part 1, The Exchequer Years 1922-1929 has a trifling bump to the lower corner of the top board and a tiny previous owner’s sticker to the ffep, but it otherwise immaculate in an unclipped, nearly perfect dust jacket. Part 2, the Wilderness years 1929-1935, likewise has a tiny previous owner’s sticker to the ffep, but features an immaculate binding. The dust jacket is price-clipped, but otherwise flawless. Part 3, The Coming of War 1936-1939, is truly fine in a truly fine unclipped dust jacket. The only flaw is some neat pencil notation along the right edge of the ffep and a small triangle at the top right corner of the ffep has been clipped.

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        Radix

      New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1981 New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1981. First Edition and first printing, and so stated and numbered. One of an estimated 1,000 copies. Jacket design by Fred Marcellino, book design by Michael Mauceri. Octavo, 467 pp. Fine/Fine, flawless, never read. Certainly the best known - and hardest to acquire as a first edition - of the titles produced by New Jersey-born science fiction writer A. A. Attanasio (Alfred Angelo Attanasio], Radix was the first novel in his Radix Tetrad. An imaginative pre-apocalyptic tale occurring 1300 years in the future and written in an eclectic style of much appeal at the time, Radix won a nomination for the Best Novel Nebula Award in 1981. A hard-to-find piece of sci-fi history, beautifully preserved. L-100

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        Housekeeping

      New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1981. First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's memorable first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Laid in is a pamplet of a lecture given by the author. An excellent copy with some fading to the edges in a near fine dust jacket that has a closed tear near the spine crown. Here's a first novel that sounds as if the author has been treasuring it up all her life . . . You can feel in the book a gathering voluptuous release of confidence, a delighted surprise at the unexpected capacities of language, a close, careful fondness for people that we thought only saints felt" (The New York Times). Basis for the 1987 movie directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Christine Lahti.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Life Work of Dard Hunter. A Progressive Illustrated Assemblage of His Works as Artist, Craftsman, Author, Papermaker, and Printer

      Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1981; 1983. Two folio volumes. 198; (131)pp. From an edition of 150 copies, this is one of a special edition of fifty copies signed by the author, printed on heavier stock handmade paper, with extra specimens, and bound in full morocco. Volume I contains numerous specimen woodcuts, title pages, advertisements, letterheads and color photographs tipped or bound in, all showing various aspects of Hunter's non-papermaking work, including enamel, stained glass, and his work at the Roycrofters. Volume II concerns Hunter's independent papermaking career, with similar items plus 23 full-page paper specimens, proof sheets, and pamphlets from Hunter's book productions. Pages are deckle-edged. Bound in full brown morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands and gold fillet; cover has single gold fillet and gold stamp. These two volumes were the labor of eleven years for Dard Hunter II, and stand as the most definitive and touching monument to his father's work. Extremely fine in original cloth folding cases with gilt-stamped morocco spine. Prospectuses and order form laid in to the first volume; an additional leaf inscribed by Dard Hunter III, the papermaker's grandson, laid in to the second volume.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Oldenburg. "Blick in die Stadt von der Gartenstrasse." Teilansicht mit Partie an der Gartenstrasse. 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

      17.8x17.5 cm. - Kat. Oldenburger Ansichten 19. Jh. 1981 Nr. 125. Blatt aus der gesuchten ersten, im Druck aufwendigsten Auflage in drei Farben.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Oldenburg. "Palais des Prinzen Peter." Ehem. Prinzenpalais von der Alten Hunte aus. 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

      17.8x17.5 cm. - Kat. Oldenburger Ansichten 19. Jh. 1981 Nr. 131. Blatt aus der gesuchten ersten, im Druck aufwendigsten Auflage in drei Farben.

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        Oldenburg. "Die neue Huntestrasse." Partie der Strasse mit klassizistischen Wohnhäusern, Alter Hunte, Hoher Brücke und Wassermühle. 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

      17.8x17.5 cm. - Kat. Oldenburger Ansichten 19. Jh. 1981 Nr. 130. Blatt aus der gesuchten ersten, im Druck aufwendigsten Auflage in drei Farben.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Dooibroek- en Duiven(hok)-registraties.

      ('s-Hertogenbosch), Jan de Bie, (1981), Original portfolio with wooden covers containing colour silkscreen illustrations, kept together with four large ties, 55 x 40 cms., containing 14 silkscreen prints in black, red, grey, green, white and blue printed on seven sheets of brown paper, signed 'Jan de Bie' and numbered '45' on the inside of the front panel. Some closed tears (us usual). - ('s-Hertogenbosch), Jan de Bie, (1981), Original portfolio with wooden covers containing colour silkscreen illustrations, kept together with four large ties, 55 x 40 cms., containing 14 silkscreen prints in black, red, grey, green, white and blue printed on seven sheets of brown paper, signed 'Jan de Bie' and numbered '45' on the inside of the front panel. Some closed tears (us usual).

      [Bookseller: Luiscius Books]
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        Lakeboat. A Play

      New York: Grove Press,, 1981. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. Spine rolled, wrappers very slightly rubbed and bumped at the edges. An excellent copy First edition, first printing, wrappered issue. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half title, "Paul – Thank you for the Jap. Bresson Etc etc etc. Love, D". The recipient was photographer Paul Ickovic, who collaborated with Mamet on the book Kafka's Grave and Other Stories (1986). The gift Mamet mentions was presumably a book of Henri Cartier-Bresson's Japanese photographs.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        R. Crumb: The Sketchbooks 1981-2012 (6 Volumes, Signed, Deluxe Set)

      Koln: Taschen, 2012. Limited Edition. Hardcover. NEW. Crumb, R.. SIGNED. 1344pp. Boxed set, 6 hardcover volumes in slipcase with print in portfolio [8.1" x 10.6"]. Limited to 1,000 copies, this is copy #144. Full color illustrations throughout. Still housed in publisher's shipping box. & & The set includes a hand-written introduction by Robert Crumb. Each set of this 1,000-copy limited edition also includes a signed color art print of the Crumb original "The Little Guy That Lives Inside My Brain."& & 1,344 pages of Crumb's hand-picked selections from his notebooks. This six-book boxed set is the first collection of Robert Crumb sketches to be printed from the original art since the hard-bound, slipcased, seven volume series issued by the German publisher Zweitausendeins between 1981 and 1997. Unlike the Zweitausendeins edition, which included every doodle ever made by the preeminent underground artist, our best-of edition has been personally edited by the notoriously picky artist to include only what he considers his finest work, including hundreds of late period drawings not published in previous sketchbook collections. Robert Crumb requested that the books representing the second half of his career be published first due to fan demand for new Crumb material (Volumes 7-12 cover the period 1982-2011, and the forthcoming Volumes 1-6 will cover the period 1964-1981).& & In the last 20 years Crumb's artistic output has slowed considerably, making new works more rare and highly prized. This collection of over 600 unseen drawings created between 1982 and 2011 makes this a must-have collectible for every Crumb fan.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Jumanji

      1981. first edition. First Edition of “Jumanji”VAN ALLSBURG, Chris. Jumanji. Written and Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981.First edition of Van Allsburg’s second book. Oblong quarto (9 11/16 x 10 15/16 inches; 246 x 277 mm.). [31], [1, blank] pp. Illustrated throughout in black in white.Original green linen-grain cloth over boards with copper-gold lettering on front cover and spine. Tan endpapers. A fine copy. In the original green printed dust jacket with black and white illustrations on both panels and with front panel lettered in red and spine lettered in white. The jacket has the price $9.95 on the front flap and the ISBN number on the rear panel. This copy has the gold Caldecott Medal affixed to the front panel (Chris Van Allsburg was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1982 for Jumanji).“The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peter and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they’d give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizarre adventure of their lives. In his second book for children, Chris Van Allsburg again explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this story about a game that comes startlingly to life. His marvelous drawings beautifully convey a mix of the everyday and the extraordinary, as a quiet house is taken over by an exotic jungle” (blurb on front flap of jacket).“Working in Jumanji with Conté dust used with Conté pencil, Chris Van Allsburg has created a striking sense of color in his black-and-white illustrations. By setting objects close to the picture plane, he brings the viewer directly into scenes, and by careful placement of other objects, he creates a strong sense of depth and space. These concerns, as well attention to light and shade, characterization, and a variety of shapes and sizes used for composition, make Jumanji a book that once again demonstrates Chris Van Allsburg’s artistry. With its surreal story and striking illustrations, Jumanji will intrique and enchant readers of all ages” (blurb on rear flap of jacket).“Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of design, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration” (The New York Times Book Review).The basis for the 1995 Joe Johnston film starring Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, and Kirsten Dunst.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Archives Art Information Centre Peter Van Beveren (Signed)

      Belgium: Provincial Museum, 1981. First edition. Full Calf. Near Fine. 4to. A book of artist multiples published on the occasion of the exhibition The Archives / Art Information Centre Peter Van Beveren held in the Provincial Museum at Hasselt/Belgium from 31.1 throgh 15.3.1981. Published in an edition of five hundred copies. Black leather binding stamped in gilt. One tiny nick to the leather else a fine copy. Each of the 30 artists involved in this project were asked to submit five hundred examples of whatever comprised their submission to this project. Some chose photographs, others chose postcards, drawings, actual physical multiples etc. Some of the submissions have been signed by the artists. In a couple of cases, the multiples have come unglued from the page, but all are present. Some of the artists involved included Robert Jacks, Joseph Beuys, Robin Crozier, Ken Friedman, Al Souza, Dieter Roth, Tommy Mew, Wim Gijzen and many more. Delicate opaque paper sleeve is present.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Senza titolo

      Grafica Uno, Milano 1981 - Collography Esemplare 4/10 Firma, data e numerazione a matita. Timbro a secco dello stampatore Giorgio Upiglio. Stampato su carta delle Cartiere Filicarta

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Alfabeta. Mensile di informazione culturale

      Subject: (Riviste culturali). Milano, 1981/186, In folio, pp. 30/50 a fascicolo. Rivista letteraria operante in multiformi campi di sperimentazione. Alla redazione parteciparono, tra gli altri, Nanni Balestrini, Umberto Eco, Francesco Leonetti, Antonio Porta, ecc. ecc. Interessante lotto di 23 numeri : 21/24, 29/31, 35, 43, 49, 56/64, 77, 79, 80, 84, 85.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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