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        Midnight's Children

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. An exellent copy of this late 20th Century classic. An almost imperceptible bit of fading to the spine, common in this title. The novel is about India's transition from British colonialism and follows those who were born at the stroke midnight on August 15, 1947. This book is often called the "Booker of the Booker" for its preeminence among all the winners of the Booker Prize. a special award honoring the best novel in the 25-year history of the prize.This is the true first edition, preceding publication of the U.K. edition by a couple of weeks. Signed by Rushdie on the title page. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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      Inst. Fernando el Católico., Zaragoza. 1981 - Ed. Angel Canellas López. (284 textos escritos por el pintor entre 1771 y 1828, más 197 documentos dirigidos o relativos al mismo en los años 1746 a 1919). CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ 8400049096 LIBRO EN ESPANOL

      [Bookseller: Librería Javier Fernández]
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        Lettre autographe signée à l'écrivain Christian Maurel [2 août 1981]

      Lettre. Très bon. Couverture souple. Signé par l'auteur. Ed. originale. 2 août 1981. 1 p. in-8, 16 lignes. Je viens de lire vos poèmes, avec le même plaisir, il me semble, que vous avez eu à les écrire. La poésie est un genre" que je ne connais pas bien, et qui me semble souvent étrange, sinon étranger. Ici, au contraire, j'ai eu l'impression que vous disiez, sur un mode musical, des choses qui n'auraient pu être dites autrement." En post-scriptum, il indique qu'il transmet le manuscrit à Gallimard, car il pense que ces poèmes "pourraient être goûtés de quelqu'un comme Jean Grosjean"..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1981. small 4to., green cloth stamped in black and gilt. xiv,624, xii,628; xvi,624, xvi,622; xvi,624, xvii,619; xiv,625, xiv,624; xvi,620, xiv,622; xvi,618, xvi,620; xvi,623, xvi,640; xiv,818, xviii,503 pages... 16 volumes bound in 8 as issued. First edition of this 16 volume set bound in 8. The last volume is the Supplement and Index volume. Only minor rubbing. .

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        STUDIES AND SKETCHES OF A BIRD PAINTER. Paintings, Drawings and text by Raymond Ching. With additional text by Errol Fuller

      Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne, Australia. 1981. LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY CHING. Folio. (16.3 x 11.7 inches). One of 500 numbered and signed copies. Illustrated with 40 fine full page colour plates plus 80 preliminary studies, many of these full page and coloured as well. Fine copy in publishers full grey morocco binding. Spine with raised bands. Two dark blue leather labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Pale blue laid paper endpapers. A fine copy in the original plain brown paper wrapper and housed in the recess, with a ribbon pull-tie to lift the book out, of a larger solander box. Box covered in dark blue cloth with a colour illustration mounted onto the front panel and a blue morocco label, ruled and lettered in gilt, to the spine. A fine copy of this wonderful production. Best known for his illustrations to the famous Readers Digest Book of British Birds, this work shows a fascinating insight into the process behind the creation of Ching's beautiful Bird paintings. Although born in Wellington, New Zealand, Ching has spent most of his adult life living in Britain.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. [1981]. cloth.. A fine copy in cloth slipcase without dust jacket as issued, still in. the publisher's shrink wrap. (#136651). First edition. One of 750 numbered copies signed by Herbert. Fourth Dune novel. See Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-207. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 407.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      New York: Delacorte, (1981). First Edition. hardcover. Very mild rubbing to the boards. About Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with light sunning to the spine. Outstanding collection of stories by this master of the form. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper and dated 8 October 1981. Publication date was 29 October.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Born Indian (Signed First Edition)

      Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. His third book, a collection of short stories. A fine and tight copy in a clean very near fine dust jacket that has some very minor edge wear. Signed by Kinsella on the front free endpaper. The cloth issue is quite uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      Writers Workshop, Calcutta 1981 - Previous owner's neat small stamp on ffep. Two inch mark on title page. Bound in orange decorative cloth, stamped in gold. Preceeded by a signed, limited edition of 150. This is the first "Flexiback" edition of Seth's first book in glassine dustwrapper with the scarce wraparound band still in place. Actually scarcer than the signed, limited edition. Laid in is an ALS from the publisher, P. Lal. 72 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Vendanges *

      A. & P. Gonin, Lausanne 1981. - En feuilles sous double emboîtage 41 x 31, dos parchemin avec titre doré, couverture rempliée décorée d'un motif lithographié.L'un des 15 exemplaires de tête lettré sur Japon (J), signé par l'artiste ( et prolongé par la classique colombe) et l'éditeur. Exemplaire de grand luxe, contenant:- une suite signée complète des 42 planches sur Japon, la couverture n' y étant pas retenue- un imposant dessin original dédicacé, à la mine de plomb, sur double page, représentant un couple de vignerons autour d'un tonneau. La jambe par-dessus ce dernier, un rien coquine, la femme offre à son compagnon un verre qui ne doit pas contenir de l'eau. Il s'agit d'une variante de l'image figurant pages 74-75, qui témoigne de la vision érotisée de ce texte par l'artiste.Relevons une curiosité: ce texte fit l'objet d'une première illustration partielle par le même Erni puisque l'ouvrage "Ivresse" en contient le quatrième chapitre.Imprimé par Blaise et Philippe Kundig. (Giroud 72)

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Man with a Load of Mischief

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1981. hardcover. F-/F 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first book. SIGNED Richard Jury business card laid in. Book has light abrasions on front fep. Jacket spine is slightly toned. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        Power. British Management in Focus

      London: Travelling Light, 1981.. 4to. (10.5 x 8.25 inches). pp.128. B/w photo illusts. Pictorial laminated boards. Covers and contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Plates in bright, fine condition. No inscriptions. Errata slip tipped in. A Fine copy. First edition.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        The Robert Collier Letter Book Sixth 6th Edition

      Oak Harbor, Washington, U.S.A.: Robert Collier Publications, Incorporated, 1981. The text of the sixth edition was approved by the author just prior to his death. It represents the culmination and refinement of his life's work. Light bumping at spine ends, light edge wear. Jacket is lightly worn at the upper edge, and has a small stain at the lower spine, now in a new Mylar protective cover. This book contains a wealth of proven examples of sales letters and campaigns that worked, why they worked, and how to apply them to your business. "Millions of dollars worth of business has resulted from the letters included in this famous book - regarded by direct mail men as the 'master work' of all letter-writing books". Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

      [Bookseller: Wendys Books]
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        FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH: A TRUE STORY (Inscribed Association Copy)

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. The debut novel of one of the great writer/directors of modern cinema. Book is Near Fine with toning to board edges otherwise clean. Dust jacket is Very Good+ with minor bends and wrinkles, but no rips, tears or missing chips. The author, employed by Rolling Stone magazine, posed as a student and enrolled in high school at age 21. His experiences were the basis for Rolling Stones articles as well as this comedic, coming-of-age novel, from which the 1982 film was adapted. & & And here's where it gets interesting, that movie had an all-star cast, including: Jenifer Jason Leigh, Brian Backer, Phoebe Cates, Robert Ramanus, Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Nicolas Cage and Forest Whitaker, among others. This book is dated November 17, 1981 and is inscribed to Robert Romanus as follows: "Dear Bob - Talking about a book, traveling around the country on a 'promo tour' - it gives you a deep appreciation for the few people who really GET IT. Needless to say, you understand this book - and before you put me out of business with your own writing, thanks for helping bring this story to life . . . from whence it came. Isn't this great? Your friend, Cameron P.s. No checks." In addition, Romanus has written a note describing how Cameron gave him the copy to read prior to shooting the movie and that he asked Cameron to sign it while they were shooting the "great iced-tea" scene at Stacy's House. A wonderful association and a warm, early inscription. Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        On the Morning of Christ's Nativity

      UK: Whittington Press. Whittington, Gloucestershire, UK, Whittington Press, 1981. Deluxe edition limited to 25 Copies. This being copy XX. The total edition was 350 copies. The 25 copies, of which this is one, were published in a cloth box with a suite of six extra plates. The book itself is bound in full green goatskin. The publication is fine with just some light surface rubbing to the box. A stunning edition. Notes on the illustrations provided by Martin Butlin. . Fine. Hardback. Limited Edition. 1981.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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      AU BUREAU DU LA REVUE 1981 - RO20003181: lot de revue de radiologie en Anglais de 1963 à 1981 soit 162 revues de environ 250 pages richement illustrées.Manque 10/72 à 03/73.Manque 01/78 et 09/78 . Année 1981 imcomplète 01et 02. Plus tables des articles. Revue trimestrielle In-4 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 614.2-Médecine nucléaire (radiologie, électrologie) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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        Histoire de lille de charles quint à la conquête française (1500-1715) II

      Privat, 1981. in4 Relié jaquette

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        A Leaf from the Letters of St. Jerome First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger, Rome, C.1466 - 1467 [Leaf Book]

      Los Angeles and London: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge - H.M. Fletcher 1981, edition limited to 300 copies. () [vi], 30pp. Fine. Folio. Quarter vellum over marbled boards. Vellum spine label with gilt title. Lightest of shelfwear to corners. The original leaf is contained in a paper folder bound before the half-title. The leaf has some age toning and old water damage, but is quite striking, printed in two columns with very wide margins. Limited to 300 numbered copies, this being #27. An attractive, letter-press book containing a leaf from St. Jerome's Epistolae Hieronymi, likely one of the first few, if not the very first, book printed in Rome. The evidence, collected and explained herein, indicated that Epistolae Hieronymi was printed in 1466, shortly after Reissinger and another printing house, Sweynheim and Pannartz, established their presses. The leaf offered her represents an excellent example of a very early incunable and is from the editio princeps of the Letters of St. Jerome, one of the greatest collections of literary letters in the Western canon. (Dispersed and Disbound 170).

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Die Wenzelsbibel. Vollständige Faksimile-Ausgabe und Dokumentation. 9 Bde. + Interimskommentar.

      ADEVA 1981-1991, Graz -, g.e. (Codices Selecti. Vol. LXX/1-9), Bd. 1: Codex Vindobonensis (C. V.) 2759, Bll. 1-98, Bd. 2: C.V. 2759, Bll. 97-175, Bd. 3: C. V. 2759, Bll. 174-239, Bd. 4: C. V. 2760, Bll. 1-74, Bd. 5: C. V. 2760, Bll. 75-147, Bd. 6: C. V. 2760, Bll. 148-182, C. V. 2761, Bll. 1-36, Bd. 7: C. V. 2761, Bll. 32r-112v, Bd. 8: C. V. 2761, Bll. 112-144, C. V. 2763, Bll. 170-206, Bd. 9: Die nicht illuminierten Bücher, C.V. 2762, Fol. 1-211, C. V. 2763, Fol. 1-169, C. V. 2764, Fol. 1-231; Nr. 561 / 419 / 104 / 532 / 124 / 652 / 656 / 419 / 330 v. jew. 780 Ex.

      [Bookseller: Der Buchfreund]
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        PKD. A Philip K. Dick Bibliography

      San Francisco, CA & Columbia, PA: Underwood/Miller,, 1981. Compiled by Daniel J. Levack. With Annotations by Steven Owen Godersky. Octavo. Original red cloth decorated with images of Dick's books in grey, titles to spine and upper board in silver. In the publisher's shrinkwrap. A fine copy still in the original shrinkwrap. First edition, first printing. One of a limited edition of 200 copies signed by Dick, Levack, and Godersky.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lucien Pissarro: Engravings

      Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1981. Paperback. Fine. Lucien Pissarro. Lucien Pissarro. Paperback. Number 32 of 175 sets. Pissarro designed about 350 woodcuts during his lifetime, some of which he carved himself; although, many were carved by his wife Esther. The Ashmolean Museum is the repository for Pissarro's existing 315 woodblocks. Unfortunately, a small number were lost in the 1903 fire. This special edition includes a softbound book by David Chambers and 29 matted woodcuts which are printed in black and white. The book is illustrated with descriptions of a selection of the woodblocks, drawings, and related ephemera. The woodcuts were printed on an Albion hand press by Iain Bain and David Chambers from the original wood blocks now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Includes 29 prints on handmade Japanese Hosho paper, which have each been mounted into white cardstock folders with window cut-outs. Housed in a green linen box with black and gilt title to spine. Light wear / rubbing to edges of box. An attractive production. 47 pages plus plates. PRI/032013.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        THE LIGHT BEYOND Adventures in Hassidic Thought

      New York: Moznaim Pub Corp. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0940118335 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. ; Signed by author; ; 8.90 X 5.90 X 1.10 inches; 372 pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        The Executioner's Song (Original screenplay for the 1982 TV movie)

      Los Angeles, CA: Paramount Home Video, 1981. Shooting draft for the extraordinary 1982 television movie, based on the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Norman Mailer, who also wrote the screenplay.& & Winner of 2 Emmy Awards, and nominated for 3 others, including Best Screenplay (Mailer) and Best Actor (Tommy Lee Jones). A turning point in television movies, wherein Jones and Arquette play wholly unsympathetic characters with no reservation. One of the best films of the 1980s, on television or the silver screen.& & Blue studio wrappers. Title page present, dated September 25, 1981, noted as SHOOTING DRAFT, with credits for writer Mailer. 199 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with three gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Midnight's Children (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First American Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The author's breakthrough novel, winner of the Booker Prize.& & Very Good plus or better in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slight toning to the extremities, and light bumps at two corners. Jacket extremities show a few tiny closed tears, light fading to the sensitive spine panel, and brief toning and a small dampstain on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Danse Macabre (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Everest House, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. One of only 250 numbered copies. Hugo Award winner. A fine copy in a very near fine unprinted tissue jacket that has a small tear to the top of the spine and is lightly darkened in a fine slipcase. Signed by King on the limitation page.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Das Banat Und Die Banater Schwaben

      Munich, Germany: Landsmannschaft Der Banater, 1981. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Size=8.5"x11.5. 100's B/W Photos, Maps. (full book description) Landsmannschaft Der Banater, Munich, Germany, 1981. 1st Edition Fine/VG, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=8.5"x11.5, 2019pgs. 100's B/W Photos, Maps. GERMAN TEXT. 4 Volumes complete. Volume 2 DJ has 3" and 1" tear, Volume 3 DJ has 1/2" tear and 1/2" scrape mark, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. SCARCE 4 Volume Set!! 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller -]
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        The Diary and Observations of a Tench Fisher. Signed limited edition

      Tiverton: The Chevington Press. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. 1981. 6/50. Quarter calf/ marbled board cover with laid on title label. 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'. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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      1981. Fine. BLISS, Carey. JULIUS FIRMICUS MATERNUS AND THE ALDINE EDITION OF SCRIPTORES ASTRONOMICI VETERES. Los Angeles: Kenneth Karmiole, 1981. Folio. Numbered 39 of 164. This study of the Aldine Edition contains an Aldine leaf in Roman type, paragraph markings printed in red and blue as well as a 3-line initial in blue. There is also a short contemprary ink annotation in the margin. Bound in grey linen with paper titling label at spine. 28pp plus bibliography, acknowledgments and colophon, printed by Patrick Reagh. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Crónica de una Muerte Anunciada

      (Bogota): (Editorial la Oveja Negra). ([1981). The Colombian first edition of Chronicle of a Death Foretold, which was published simultaneously in Colombia, Mexico, and Spain. Inscribed by the author and dated in 1998. A nice copy of this small book by the Nobel Prize winner; "following the flag," this would be the most desirable of the several simultaneous issues. Fine in a fine dust jacket. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Good Man in Africa

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1981. First British edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First British edition. Fine in dust jacket (one tiny, internally mended tear) with almost none of the usual fading to the background color on the spine. The author's first book, set in a mythical West African country.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        In the Garden of the North American Martyrs (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Ecco, 1981. First Edition. First Edition. First issue, with publisher's price of $14.95 present at the top right corner of the front flap (i.e., unclipped). SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. The author's first collection of stories, and his first book published in the US. A lovely copy, and one of only a handful of first issue examples we have encountered.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Frantisek Drtikol (Edice Mezinarodni Fotografie / Svazek 7) -- A Portfolio of 12 Prints

      Prague: Pressfoto. 1981. Loose in Folder. Near Fine. 12 prints, plus text pamphlet, decorative cardboard sheet, and original decorative envelope. 1981. One of 2,000 copies. All images loose, as issued, 11.75 x 9.5 inches (30 x 24 cm), matte finish. Prints come with 10 page pamphlet in 5 languages. Light rubbing to the folder. Plates fine, save for some minor wear to the corners; images unaffected. Rare. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      Toronto: Viking, 1981 Findley, Timothy. FAMOUS LAST WORDS. Toronto: Viking. First Edition. A very good or better copy in dustwrapper. 8vo., 396pp. Extraordinary Family Copy signed on the title page & inscribed by Findley to his father" For Father with much love / Tiff". His father has decorated the front pastedown with a coloured portrait of Queen Mary & has added a full page commentary about the novel on the front fly: "...Tiff has written one of the greatest pyrotechnic displays ever seen against the twilit skies of English literature... / Dad". A wonderful copy of this very highly regarded novel which explores the difference between truth & lies, fact & fictions. $7500.00  "Like its 1977 predecessor The Wars, Timothy Findley's 1981 Famous Last Words ruthlessly examines the (often violent) nature of social division and union, as well as the making of history. Together these two novels mark the peak of Findley's career. While the slim Wars focuses largely on a single Canadian soldier in the First World War, Famous Last Words observes the next war--sometimes in the wings, sometimes from a distant office--through expatriate American writer Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. The title character in a well-known poem by the infamous Ezra Pound ("born / In a half savage country-- / Bent resolutely on wringing lilies from the acorn"), Mauberley gives Findley a focus point for his forceful moral questions. Can bad people produce good art? (Good anything?) Are actions really excused by explanations? - Darryl Whetter. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        La tour des miracles Les amoureux qui ecrivent sur l'eau

      Editions du Gresivaudan, 1981. 1981 2 volumes, illustres de douze + douze lithographies originales par Pierre Cadiou, edition strictement limitée a 300 exemplaires numerotés a la main en chiffre romains, cet exemplaire numero 101 (CI) , en Feuillets Sous Chemise, premier volume 187pp deuxieme volume 219pp 27x38cm, ouvrage dans son coffret toilé - Condition du livre: OTTIMO lievissimi segni d'uso alla scatola telata, carte di "justification du tirage" con leggere rossure, piccolo strappo (1 cm) alla piega della camicia del secondo volume catalogo Poesia - Poetry

      [Bookseller: Libreria Marco Polo]
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        Cetacea, The Great Whale

      Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press, [1981]. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. Number 23 of 100 copies, signed by the artist (Alan James Robinson), binders (David Bourbeau and Gray Parrot), and printer (Harold Patrick McGrath). The total issue was 110 copies including 10 artists' proofs. This copy includes an autographed letter signed from Robinson to Joel Bernstein written on card printed by Robinson with a whale wood engraving. Also included is an original water color of Bernstein's "favorite" whale species which Robinson has included to thank him for his patience while waiting for the edition to be completed. The prospectus is laid in. & "Roaming the seas in the course of their yearly migration, these largest of creatures ever known to inhabit our water planet have been held in fear and affection, awe and fascination by humankind. As a result, whales are an integral part of our oral, written and artistic history. The oldest known detailed drawings of whales were found in caves in Norway and date back to at least 4000 BC. The publication of this portfolio thus expands upon a 6000 year old tradition depicting whales as the subject of human focus and expression" (Thomas B. Grooms). & The artist Alan Robinson is also a master printer who established the Cheloniidae Press, later called The Press of the Sea Turtle, in 1979. The press has published 27 letterpress books. This book includes seven striking bleed etchings by Robinson which depict twelve major species of whales including the Bowhead, Beluga, Killer, Blue, Sperm, Minke, Finback, Humpback, Gray, Sei, Narwhal, and Right Whale. Each etching is accompanied by a page of text detailing biological information about the species and a two-color map showing migration routes and breeding areas. The title page and colophon feature wood engravings and there are blind stamped line-cuts of whales along the margins of the text on several pages. The etchings, each of which are signed by the artist were printed by him at the Cheloniidae Press. The text and wood engravings were printed by Harold Patrick McGrath at the Hampshire Typothetae. There are tissue guards for each print and blue patterned end pages. The illustrations and text are loose as issued and are housed in an oblong folder. The front panel and spine of the folder are covered in Niger oasis goat skin which has been sculpted with the head of a Right Whale in low relief by David Bourbeau of the Thistle Bindery. The rear panel is covered in black cloth. This beautiful and elaborate folder is housed in a black cloth box with morocco spine titled in gilt. The box is in very good condition with browning to the spine, a few scuff marks to the covers and light wear to the corners. The box was created by Gray Parrot. & This project was produced in conjunction with a grant from the Environmental Marine Arts Fund which is part of the Center for Environmental Education and the Whale Protection Fund. Page size: 22 x 15 inches.

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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&#39;s proof copies). Page size: 22 x 15 inches. Bound: loose as issued with sheets laid in black Niger oasis goat folder sculpted in low relief with the head of a Right Whale by David Bourbeau at The Thistle Bindery for the front panel. 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, short split at lower joint of 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. 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. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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      Devon: The Chevington Press, 1981. Limited Edition, numbered 23 of 50 copies. Quarter Leather. Near Fine binding. Signed by Wakefield below the colophon. Tall folio. 6 full page signed etchings along with 8 smaller etched head and tail pieces; exquisite work backed in tan calf with marbled paper over boards and an engraved title pastedown with etching on the upper cover. This is a recollection of the artist&#39;;s fishing trips in the few years preceding publication. Tench Fisher is Wakefield&#39;;s first book, closely followed with a more modest but equally impressive revision of Cutcliffe&#39;;s classic, The Art of Trout Fishing on the Rapid Streams (1982). Wakefield studied under Leonard Baskin and his influence can be seen in Wakefield&#39;;s early work. Near Fine binding.

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      [Paris]: Editions Analeph, [1981].. [2] leaves letterpress, plus four mounted silver prints (image size 17 x 11 cm plus borders). Quarto. Laid into folding cloth portfolio. Portfolio somewhat worn at corners, signs of past display on versos of matboards, at some point the original mounting tabs were somewhat carelessly re-affixed to the boards (not affecting the images), one print has a minute spot at the edge of the blank border, but very good, the photographs otherwise fine. First edition. One of fifty numbered copies, signed by the photographer on the justification, and with each print numbered and dated on the verso by him. Four classic Paris and Rome images from the late fifties and early sixties, when Horvat was associated with Magnum and revolutionizing fashion photography, including "Le Chien qui Fume."

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        The Dead of Jericho

      UK: MacMillan. London, MacMillan, 1981. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book and jacket are in fine condition. Signed by the author "For Nigel Watte - Bless you for your support! Colin Dexter". Not price-clipped. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1981.

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      (LEVITT, HELEN). Levitt, Helen & James Agee. HELEN LEVITT: A WAY OF SEEING, WITH AN ESSAY BY JAMES AGEE - DELUXE SLIPCASED EDITION SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed and Numbered by the Photographer. New York: Horizon Press, 1981. First Edition Thus 1/250 Deluxe. 4to. 1/4 Vellum Over Boards. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np, 90 b&w illustrations. Designed by Marvin Hoshino. "A Way of Seeing" is the late Helen Levitt&#39;s classic presentation of New York street photography accompanied by an incisive essay by James Agee. Limited to two hundred and fifty copies only, this example is from the 1981 Horizon Press deluxe edition that was completely redesigned from the 1965 Viking first printing; containing a revised text along with twenty-four additional images. It is bound in 1/4 gilt stamped vellum over gilt stamped blue boards, and is housed in a blue linen slipcase. A most handsome copy (whose 1965 first edition is cited on pages 252-253 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger&#39;s "The Photobook: A History Volume I", pages 214-215 of The Hasselblad Center&#39;s "The Open Book", and pages 178-179 of "The Book of 101 Books") SIGNED AND NUMBERED 31/250 by Helen Levitt in black ink on the colophon, as issued, showing some sunning to the slipcase along its extremities. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-8180-1422-9 Inventory Number: 016847&

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        The Engravings of David Jones. A Survey By Douglas Cleverdon

      London: Clover Hill Editions. NF. 1981. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Original buckram boards with decorative gilt titles to upper board and leather spine label bearing gilt titles on spine, teg others untrimmed, bookplate (Philip Le Brocq) to front pastedown else internally clean and bright, No.140 of 260 copies printed on Velin d&#146;Arches, designed and printed by Will and Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press with the majority of the plates being printed from the original wood-blocks. The book contains an overview of Jones&#39; work as a wood engraver as well as a list of his engravings, a list of the books for which he produced work and the 96 pages of engravings. Heavy item, may incur additional shipping costs for international delivery. , David Jones (1895-1974) is best known as a poet and a painter. His education included four years (1910-1914) at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and from there he enlisted as a private in the Welch Fusiliers and was wounded on the Somme. After the war he converted to Catholicism and went to work under Eric Gill, first at Ditchling and then at Capel-y-ffin. For a time Jones was engaged to one of Gill&#39;s daughters but she called off the engagement. Jones never would marry, his absorption in his work making such a relationship near impossible, but he maintained a circle of friends who were devoted to him, including Douglas Cleverdon and Robert Gibbings, owner of the Golden Cockerel Press. Jones had an intensity that perhaps underlies the brilliance of his work and which may have also contributed to his several breakdowns, but it is that intensity that made one of the foremost engravers of his generation. , 4to 11" - 13" tall, x + 58 [2] + 96 leaves pp .

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        THE DIARY OF ANAIS NIN. Volume 7: 1966-1974. Signed

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, 1981 Nin, Anais. THE DIARY OF ANAIS NIN. Volume 7: 1966-1974. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Jovavich, 1981. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo., 432pp. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. An excellent TLS tipped to the front free endpaper. [Anais Nin] Rupert Pole. TLS to Henry Miller, Oct 23rd 1979 8vo., on their printed letterhead with monogram. Signed "Rupert". Great content about Vol 7 of the diaries which is approaching a major deadline requiring miller to review the part related to himself & to give his OK, etc. Nice letter. There is a photo [not included] of Anais Nin & Rupert Pole, holding their poodle, Piccola, at their home in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. Mr. Pole, who erroneously believed Nin was divorced when their relationship began, hoped the house would help entice Nin to stay instead of returning to her other husband. (1963 Photo By Christian Dubois Larsen Via Los Angeles Times). Rupert Pole, the husband of Anais Nin was guardian of the diarist&#39;s erotic literary legacy. For many years, Nin was married at the same time to Mr. Pole & to a banker in New York, Hugh "Hugo" Guiler. She & Mr. Pole divorced but continued to live together until her death in 1977. After her death, Mr. Pole oversaw the publication of four unabridged volumes of her erotic journals, which detail her affairs with such men as Henry Miller, psychoanalyst Otto Rank and her own father, Spanish composer Joaquin Nin. Seven previous volumes, which had been purged of much of the salacious material - as well as most references to her husbands - had established Nin as a cult figure, revered by many in the women&#39;s movement for her embrace of sexual freedom & exploration of the female psyche. The uncensored diaries overseen by Mr. Pole introduced Nin&#39;s work to a broader audience. Provenance: The Henry Miller Archive.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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      London: Nonesuch Press, 1981. Fine in d.j.. First edition. Limited to 950 copies, this no. 569 xv, 320p. Tall 4to. Illustrated. Gilt-titled maroon cloth with large Nonesuch logo on upper cover Includes the definitive bibliography of the press by David McKitterick, Simon Randall, and John Dreyfus.& With the bookplate of Stuart B. Schimmel. Inscribed "For Stuart Schimmel Extra-Signed for his extra-illustrated copy, John Dreyfus, New York, 24 January 1984." Also inscribed "For Stuart, just over a hundred years after Geoffrey&#39;s death. David McKitterick. Grolier Club, New York, 31 March 1987."& With a extra dust jacket containing the prospectus of Dreyfus&#39; book and with laid in ephemera: 15 tl&#39;s and 5 signed postcards by Dreyfus, an als signed by David McKitterick, 2 offprints from serials with articles by Meynell and Fridolf Johnson, and 10 related ephemera - all with interesting content about the press. A unique offering.

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