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        DAU AL SET (1948 - 1956) [ FACSÍMIL COMPLET - Aubert Impressor - Olot ]

      - Olot, Art-3 - Aubert Impressor, 1981. Magnífica reproducció facsímil, a color i amb tots els detalls, d'aquesta publicació d'un dels primers referents de l'avantguarda artística de la postguerra. Els exemplars es presenten en dues carpetes en símil pell i un estoig estampats. Conté el sumari dels números de la revista. Molt bon exemplar. Rar. Obres de Joan Brossa, Antoni Tàpies, Modest Cuixart, Joan Ponc, Cirlot, Tharrats, etc. Art catàla contemporani. Arte catalán contemporáneo. Avantguardes. Vanguardias. Dau al Set

      [Bookseller: Llibres del Mirall]
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        Robert E. Haynes Auction Catalogs 1 - 10

      San Francisco.. 1981- 1984.. Set of 10 catalogues - with catalogue 5 in photocopy only. Catalogues 1 -4 and 6 - 10 in original paperback format and in very good condition. Volume 5 in photocopy only and unbound. Prices realised for all sales except number 10 loosely inserted. These sale catalogues are a vital reference anyone interested in the field of tosogu. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        The Jessup Dimension

      Clarksburg, WV: Saucerian Press, 1981 Clarksburg, WV: Saucerian Press, 1981. First Edition. Design wraps, octavo, 163 pp. This copy was owned by Genzlinger's daughter, with small TLS by her laid in; hence, something of a nice association copy. Very modest trace edge wear here and there, light toning to covers; a very sharp Near Fine, tight and bright for a wraps publication from Gray Barker's Saucerian Press, most of which actually did get thoroughly read, hence experienced wear. The Jessup Dimension is about as rare a title as I've encountered in the UFO category, an account of a latter-day investigation of the mysterious 1959 death - offically, by suicide - of UFO researcher and author Morris K. Jessup ('The Case For the UFO', 'The Expanding Case For the UFO'). Jessup had been, near the time of his death, investigating what is now called 'The Philadelphia Experiment' - which meant investigating the U.S. Navy and the enigmatic 'Carlos Allende' (Carl Allen) as well. Around 1978 - during the "first revival' of interest in Jessup's mysterious demise - Gray Barker received a phone call from someone in the Miami area (who turned out to be Anna Genzlinger) claiming to "KNOW" that Jessup's death was not suicide. When Barker asked her for evidence, she replied she didn't have any - but was going to get some. This 1981 book is the product of her efforts. Though, per Barker, when Genzlinger started, "the scent had long grown cold" on the mystery of Jessup's death, Genzlinger nonetheless "DID find things out. MANY things. Many uncomfortable things...not only did she uncover intriguing facts, but an entirely new dimension to the entire affair". From that 'dimension' comes the title of this book, and it is 'an alarming idea which could create MORE Jessup mysteries'. This is only the third copy of The Jessup Dimension I've ever personally seen become available, and two were family-owned copies. I have no idea why that might be. L64

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Families Somerville, Somervaill, Summerall, Summerell, Summerill, Summerlin, Sumlin, Sumrall and Sumrill

      James H. Hines, Houston, TX 1981 - Coat of Arms; 649 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Storbeck's]
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        Sebastiano Del Piombo

      Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1981. Ex university (Royal College of Art) library copy with paper label inside front board and bar-code label on f/ep, ink stamp on f/ep; minor creasing to top edge of unclipped dustwrapper, book smells a bit musty as if it has been kept in a garage or shed. Otherwise a good clean tight copy of this hard-cover book, part of the publisher's ''Oxford Studies in the History of Art and Architecture'' series, looking at the works of the Italian renaissance painter Sebastiano del Piombo. This was the first detailed assessment of del Piombo's work to have appeared in English. 175pp plus 144pp showing 204 b&w illustrations of the artist's work.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library.

      [Bookseller: M E McCarty, Bookseller]
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        Slave to Beauty: The Eccentric Life and Controversital Career of F. Holland Day, Photographer, Publisher, Aesthete

      Boston: David R. Godine, (1981). (DAY, F. HOLLAND) Copy number H of only 10 copies of the First Edition Deluxe, produced by James Cummins Bookseller, Inc., signed by Jussim and Gray Parrot. 4to. Numerous illustrations. Full black morocco with emblematic gilt tooling on covers, contained in quarter black morocco drop box . Laid in: Burton, Richard. Memorial Day And Other Poems. 12mo, Boston: Copeland & Day, 1897. Brown cloth, Very Good. Presentation copy. Also, Charles Lamb. Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading. Boston, Copedland and Day, 1894. Printed wrappers, chipped, but Very Good internally

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        La madama

      Círculo de Lectores 1981 - 203 páginas. Los gastos de envío para pedidos contra reembolso son de 4,83€. Revisar las condiciones de venta. Referencia interna: 3046 Tapa dura. Tiene sobrecubierta. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: yaleidos]
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        Robert Natkin

      NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1981 ISBN 0-8109-1355-0 Quarto (11.0 in. by 11.75 in.); inscribed and signed by Robert Natkin to half-title page; very good hardcover; eggshell cloth-covered boards; very good dust jacket; bubbled dust jacket rear panel laminate; lightly soiled book corners; small stain to front cover; crisp; clean; bright..

      [Bookseller: The Chisholm Trail Bookstore]
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        The Diary and Observations of a Tench Fisher. Signed limited edition

      VG : in very good condition without dust jacket 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]
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        Det tavse land. Fotografier af Krass Clement ('The Silent Country. Photographs by Krass Clement').

      Copenhagen: Borgen, 1981. Oblonged 4to. Original photoillustrated wrappers. 101 pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Excellent copy.. Very rare fine copy of Krass Clement's early masterpiece. One of the most hard to find of Krass Clement photobooks 'The Silent Country' is a very convincing work and among the most important works by this photographer - underrated compared to "Drum" included in Parr & Badger. 'The Silent Country' was Clement's second book; a multifaceted portrait of people in Denmark inspired by Robert Frank's portrait of America. Photos are shot in the 1960's and 1970's , perhaps the most sharply and elegant composed book by Clement. A landmark book in danish photo history. First and only edition. Due to the softcover format - the book was only issued like this - it is almost impossible to find completely unharmed, but this one is really well preserved. Please inquire for more pictures of this item

      [Bookseller: Kirkegaards Antikvariat]
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        LIFE ITSELF: ITS ORIGIN AND NATURE

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1981 - SIGNED BY FRANCIS CRICK without personalization on title page. Francis Harry Compton Crick shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962 with James D. Watson for their discovery of the molecular structure of DNA. Very good copy in original blue cloth backed blue boards. Light spotting to top edge of text, "running man" remainder mark on bottom edge. Pages 175-186 still uncut from the publisher. Small inconspicuous spot of old damping to lower fore-edge of text, not objectionable. Dust jacket is unclipped in fresh archival mylar wrap. See pictures. [Provenance available upon request] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS]
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        Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Part 2, The Wilderness Years 1929 - 1935

      William Heinemann Ltd. 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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        'Midnight's Children' First UK Edition SIGNED

      A first edition, first printing published by Jonathan Cape in 1981. A fine book (one minute spot to the bottom of the ffep) ? a superb example of the book with the original ?rough cut? pages ? no inscriptions, no marks or stains. SIGNED without dedication to the title page by the author and the dust wrapper artist, Bill Botten. In a near fine wrapper with the usual sunning (light sunning) to the spine and a little wear to the top of the rear end-flap. Comes complete with the rare wrap-around band announcing the book to be the ?Winner of the 1981 £10,000 Booker McConnell Prize for Fiction?. The band has seen better days and has loss to the ends, but is a nice addition to this signed book. Rare signed by the author and illustrator in fine condition and with the band and the only copy with these features.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Oldenburg. "Weg nach dem Everster Dorfe." Partie an der Strasse nach Eversten. 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

      17.5x17.5 cm. - Kat. Oldenburger Ansichten 19. Jh. 1981 Nr. 124. Blatt aus der gesuchten ersten, im Druck aufwendigsten Auflage in drei Farben.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Mailartspace International: rivista di discussione sul fenomeno della mail art.: N.0 - Giugno 1981.

      C.D.O., Parma. 1981 - Contiene un fascicolino in bross.: "PELI, Romano - Felt-games" con una tavola formato schermo TV con schermata di videogame a colori. Inoltre 55 foglietti sciolti spesso opere originali di artisti dell’epoca con numerose firme, numeri di tiratura e personalizzazioni d’artista di ciascuna opera. IN ICCU, su Wikipedia e nell’opera: "Marginali: iconografie delle culture alternative di Carlo Branzaglia" si dà l’errata informazione che la rivista sia del 1982, ma in realtà come evidente dall’opera che offriamo il primo numero (appunto il numero zero) è del giugno 1981. Tiratura di 200 esemplari. Copertina di Mino Lusignoli con motivo di Garibaldi alla batteria, al numero hanno collaborato (spesso con opere) gli artisti: Baccelli, Baroni, Becciani, Bedeschi, Capolongo, Capuano, Carleschi, Castaldo, Cavellini, Chiarantini, Cipriani, Conti, Corsini, De Riz, Diotallevi, Di Scalzo, Foschi, Franceschi, Gini, Gubinelli, Guerini, gruppo Intermedia, Luigetti, Maggi, Marino, Minarelli, Orsatti, Pedicini, Peli, Rosamilia Beppe e Enzo, Rossi, Scirpa, Simoni, Talpo, Theatre du Silence, Tondi, TOnoli, Venuti, Versari. Rarissimo. Formato: 120 p. ca., 26 cm, cartellina editoriale a colori con tre laccetti in tessuto. Ottimo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        The Work of Atget, 4 Volumes: Old France, The Art of Old Paris, The Ancien Regime, Modern Times

      New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1981-1985 Hardcover 4 Volumes, complete; all SIGNED BY SZARKOWSKI on the half title, no inscriptions; all first editions, first printings. Photographs by Eugene Atget; curated with text by John Szarkowski & Maria Morris Hambourg. Essays, biography, bibliography, detailed notes on each photograph. Vol. 1, OLD FRANCE, 1981: 180 pages, 121 plates, 83 text ills.; Very Good+ with a couple of light scuffs in a Very Good dust jacket with light shelf wear, a touch of wear at the edges, and a crease to the front flap. This first volume deals with the French countryside, the disappearing vestiges of "La Vieille France." Vol. 2, THE ART OF OLD PARIS, 1982: 192 pages, 117 plates, 95 text ills.; Fine with a light tap to one tip and what appears to be small spots of glue bleed-through on the back at the hinge in a Fine dust jacket. This volume concentrates on the sites and monuments as well as the little-known corners and oft-overlooked artifacts of the Paris untouched by Haussmann's renovations. Vol. 3, THE ANCIEN REGIME, 1983: 188 pages with one gatefold, 120 plates, 47 text ills.; Near Fine with a touch of rubbing to the lower tips, a hint of scuffing, and a tiny crease at one corner of the gatefold in a Very Good+ dust jacket with a touch of wear at the top edges; there are two thin lines along the back panel where the laminate has bubbled and the laminate has separated from the dj about half the length of the front spine-fold. Atget's photos of the monuments of the Ancien Regime with images made at the chateaux and parks of the French kings and noble families; principally, Versailles, Saint-Cloud, and Sceaux's formal gardens. Vol. 4, MODERN TIMES, 1985: 186 pages, 117 plates, 88 text ills.; Fine with a hint of scuffs in a Fine dust jacket. The theme of this last volume of the series is contemporary Paris--street scenes, shops, artisans at their trades, domestic interiors, carnivals, and cafes. Overseas sales and expedited shipping will require extra postage for this volume.

      [Bookseller: A&D Books]
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        Cujo

      The Mysterious Press, New York 1981 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. A spectacular copy that appears UNREAD. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Stephen King and was limited to 750 copies. The book is in amazing shape. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy with the ORIGINAL publisher's slipcase SIGNED by the author. Includes the acetate dustjacket to protect the book. We buy SIGNED Stephen King First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Midnight's Children

      Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Publisher ISBN: 039451470x. "Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1981. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First American Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Cloth spine over paper covered boards. Lettered in silver at the spine. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots on the boards, three rounded corners, previous owner's name and date at the front endpaper, clean pages, two pages in the text have underlining on a few lines. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover,

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        LICHTENSTEIN: Roy Lichtenstein 1970-1980

      New York: Hudson Hill Books, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 4to. Very good in like jacket. DJ lightly rubbed, clipped. Contemporary gift inscription to front endpaper. Fold-out frontis creased. Else clean and bright. SIGNED and dated in year of publication by Lichtenstein to title page. Excellent mid-career overview of this Pop artist. Heavily illustrated in both B&W and color, with multiple fold-outs. 175pp.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        The Matrix - A Review for Printers and Bibliophiles - Numbers 1-21 (Inclusive)

      Andoversford: The Whittington Press, 1981. Numbers one to twenty-one (inclusive) of the Matrix, 1981-2001 - Number One (1981) - 70pp; Number Two (1982) - [6], 112pp; Number Three (1983) - [6], 151pp, [1]; Number Four (1984) - [6], 150pp, [2]; Number Five (1985) - [6], 164pp, [2]; Number Six (1986) - [6], 182pp, [2]; Number Seven (1987) - [6], 166pp, [2]; Number Eight (1988) - [6], 191pp, [1]; Number Nine (1989) - [6], 200pp, [2]; Number Ten (1990) - [6], 237pp, [1]; Number Eleven (1991) - [6], 207pp, [1]; Number Twelve (1992) - [8], 222pp; Number Thirteen (1993) - [6], 234pp; Number Fourteen (1994) - [6], 236pp, [2]; Number Fifteen (1995) - [6], 234pp, [2]; Number Sixteen (1996) - [6], 203pp, [3]; Number Seventeen (1997) - [6], 195pp, [3]; Number Eighteen (1998) - [6], 236pp, [2]; Number Nineteen (1999) - [6], 245pp, [1]; Number Twenty (2000) - [6], 234pp and Number Twenty-One (2001) - [6], 238pp. Original card covers, number twenty in glassine DJ. The earlier issues are slightly faded to spine, minor rubbing to extremities, number fifteen has a few small spots to spine, internally bright and clean, an attractive run of this superb journal. Butcher 60, 64, 69, 76, 82, 88, 92, 97, 103, 106, 110, 116 and 120 respectively (Numbers 1-13). First Edition. Card Covers. Very Good. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Capogrossi Gouaches Collages Disegni

      Electa 1981 Catalogo Ragionato dell'opera su carta di Giuseppe Capogrossi - rilegato tela sovracoperta formato 25x29 pagine 426 , illustrato - ottime condizioni 5573

      [Bookseller: Pennasilico]
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        Renaissance Dress in Italy 1400 to1500

      London Bell and Hyman 1981. The History of Dress series. An authoritative survey tracing the development of fashionable dress in 15th Century Italy against the lively backdrop of the social political and cultural changes of the period. 272pp.16 pages of colour.160 black and white illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Felicity J Warnes]
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        SIGNED PRINT

      1981. Print. Fine. A 7-1/8" x 5-1/8" color image with wide margins measuring 11-15/16" by 11" overall and lettered "V/26" beneath the image in the left corner and SIGNED by the artist in pencil with a large 6" signature dated in 1981. According to the COA accompanying this, it is called a lithograph, but we are not certain of the medium. The image is of a man with his shirt unbuttoned revealing his chest seated beneath a flowering tree with a woman seated on the opposite side of the tree.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        L'olivier (recueil de textes choisis ou écrits par l'artiste)

      chez Audin-Tixier à Lyon,1981, grand in folio (61 x 41 cm), une centaine de pages non paginées, Illustration de 43 lithographies ou sérigraphies originales dont 6 en couleurs, lithographies faites à l'Atelier collectif Badier à Lyon, sérigraphies chez André Dupertuis à Eygalières, oeuvres de Henri A. Martin. En feuillets sous chemise verte et sous emboitage beige avec titre sur le premier plat. Tirage limité à 115 exemplaires tous sur papier d'Auvergne du Moulin Richard de bas:1 exemplaire unique comportant les maquettes les planches avant la lettre désigné A, 12 exemplaires comportant un dessin original désignés de B à M, 12 exemplaires attribués nominativement désignés de N à Y, 90 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 90. Exemplaire de tête avec justification signée par l'auteur. L'un des 12 avec un dessin numéro C signé de l'auteur (DessinMANQUANT). sur papier d'auvergne. +++++++ Henri-André Martin (1918-2004) est un médecin et peintre Lyonnais mais aussi un des grands mécènes et collectionneurs de la scène artistique Lyonnaise. A ce titre, il reprend la galerie Malaval à Lyon en 1971. Il y expose Cottavoz, Gence, Ciry, Louis Pons etc. Amoureux de la Provence, il nous propose dans cet ouvrage un hymne à l'OLIVIER réalisant les compositions, leur gravure et l'architecture du livre. Il a recueilli, choisi ou écrit les textes sur ce bel arbre méridional - Très bon état général, intérieur et chemise très frais, emboîtage en bon état malgré une petite éraflure à un coin sans gravité, Manque le dessin original de cet EXEMPLAIRE DE TETE..

      [Bookseller: LES TEMPS MODERNES]
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        Chinese Porcelain Collections in the Near East (3 Volume set)

      Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1981. Vol. 1 Introduction 273p. profusely illustrated with many examples of blue porcelain; Volume II The Topkapi Palace Museum. 273p. Many illustrations some hand mounted; Volume III, The Ardebil Shrine Collection 373p. with additional illustrations at the end. The Topkapi Palace Museum is the greatest collection of Chinese Porcelain outside China in the world. Of the 12,000 pieces there it has not been available to the public for over two years. Here are the finest examples over the entire period from the Yuan Dynasty to the MIng to the later Ming period and finishing with the Ch'iang Dynasty.. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman.

      Harcourt, New York 1981 - Excellent reprint of the original 1912 Macmillan edition. The first volume of Hardy's Wessex Novels. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Fuera del mundo [texto castellano con traducción al inglés enfrentada]. Translated by Reginald Gibbons.

      Trenton, New Jersey, Eleutherian Printers, 1981. - 24,5x16,5 cm. Cubiertas originales de edición. Primera edición. Este texto constituye la verdadera última parte de FINAL (publicada en Barcelona por Barral en 1981). Bellísimo diseño e impresión de los maestros David & Kathleen Sellers, se imprimió sobre papel de Rives, usándose tipografía romana para el texto castellano y cursiva para la traducción. Edición limitada y numerada de 76 ejemplares, de los cuales son puestos en venta únicamente 50, numerados con cifras arábigas. Perfecto estado.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        RED DRAGON

      New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1981. First edition, WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth over boards, lettered in silver on the spine, in the original decorated dustjacket. 348 pp. A pristine copy, very fine. FIRST EDITION, WITH A SIGNED LETTER BY THE AUTHOR. The letter says: “I’m working along on another novel, but I don’t know when it will be finished. Thanks for your letter. Good wishes Thomas Harris.”

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Codex Seraphinianus

      Milan: Franco Maria Ricci, via Cinoi Del Duca, 1981. First edition, no. 1896 of 4000 copies, signed by the author/artist. 2 vols., 4to. Illustrated throughout in color. Bound in full decorated black cloth over boards, each volume with matching black cloth drop box, with paper overlays. With introductory letter from the publisher laid-in . The deluxe first edition reproducing Italian artist Luigi Serafini's manuscript encyclopedia for an imaginary world

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        SOMETIMES LIKE A LEGEND. PUGET SOUND COUNTRY

      n.p.: Copper Canyon Press, (1981). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Bound in natural cloth-backed boards by Marsha Hollingsworth. Of a total of 290 copies SIGNED by the poet on the colophon page, this is copy L of 26 copies with a SIGNED HOLOGRAPH POEM by Stafford bound in, in this case one titled "Radar," and apparently not published.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Le Liber Pontificalis. --------- 2 volumes : tomes 1 & 2

      ECOLES FRANCAISES D'ATHENES ET DE ROME - Paris 1981. Réédition de l'édition de 1955. 2 volumes : TOMES 1 & 2 . Brochés cousus . Format in-folio ( 25 x 32 cm )( 5300 gr les 2 ). Collection " Registres et lettres des Papes du XIII e siècle " . ------- CCLXIII-535 pages, 6 planches Hors-texte & LXXVIII-561 pages , et 1 planche hors-texte. -- PARFAIT ETAT -- . *********** TOME 3 AUSSI DISPONIBLE *********** Extra-charges shipping required [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Okmhistoire]
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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. ; Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Poster for Exhibit of Maurice Sendak's Art [Signed] [The Magic Flute; Outside Over There]

      New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981. First edition. Fine. A Fine example of The Pierpont Morgan Library's promotional Poster/Broadside for the September 1 - November 1, 1981 Exhibit of Drawings and Watercolors by Maurice Sendak for "The Magic Flute" and "Outside Over There", SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK. The Poster is quite scarce to the market and signed copies are absolute hen's teeth. A Fine example of a rarely seen promotional poster, SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK. QUITE SCARCE OR SCARCER.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        [BROADSIDES] AMERICAN POETRY PORTFOLIO

      Dallas: Northouse & Northouse, 1981. First Edition. broadsides. Fine in case as issued. A collection of 8 folio broadsides and title page ranging in size from 13" x 17" to 13" x 19" and printed on heavy paper of various colors with all but two of the broadsides illustrated and each individually SIGNED by the author. This is Copy "F" of 26 lettered copies of a total editon of 126. Contributors are John Updike ("Two Sonnets"), Allen Ginsberg ("Capitol Air" - - Ginsberg has also made a single word holograph correction to the text), Linda Pastan ("Mother Eve"), Howard Nemerov ("Landscape with Self-Portrait"), Heather McHugh ("From 20,000 Feet"), William Stafford ("Geography Lesson"), William Heyen ("Mother and Son"), and Scott Davison ("Soft Salvation"). The five printers are The Red Ozier Press, The Meadow Press, The Press of A. Colish, The Press of W. Thomas Taylor, and the Wind River Press. Housed in a plexiglass box especially made for this publication and allowing the portfolio to be hung on a wall with one of the broadsides displayed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        FAREWELL ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER. JANUARY 14, 1981

      [Winston-Salem, NC]: Palaemon Press Limited, (December 1981). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good and quite uncommon. Bound in full blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Prints Carter's 9-page farewell address on heavy paper. Copy #105 of only 300 printed and SIGNED by the former President as "Jimmy Carter" on the title page. Half of the edition was reserved for Carter; the other half was issued for sale by the publisher. Quite possibly the most difficult Carter title to find and a poorly made book. Of the half dozen copies we have examined over the years, all were loosely stitched in their casings causing the text block to slide up and down. This copy is no different. In addition at the bottom outside corner of the rear cover is a small hole, @1/8" x 1/4", caused by insect damage. It seems that not all copies were issued with a slipcase; in any case this copy does not have one. Still a most collectible copy of a difficult book to locate.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        D M Thomas' original artwork for 'The White Hotel' dust jacket - Signed Limited Edition of 50 Copies

      Engraved by the Author, 1981. 1st Edition. SOFTCOVER. Original colour engraving by D M Thomas used for the wrapper illustrations for his novel The White Hotel. Two panels on a sheet of stiff mould art paper (35cm wide by 28cm high) pencil title 'The White Hotel - Hautin Wave' dated '81 numbered 12 of only 50 copies in Thomas' hand and also signed in ink by him. Framed or un-framed, as required . . . . . . . . .. .CONDITION : AS NEW. ...

      [Bookseller: David Bunnett Books]
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        Three River Poems. Catadrome. Caddis. Visitation

      [North Tawton, Devon:] The Morrigu Press,, 29 April 1981. Three large sheets loose in a green card folder with a white paper label. Illustration by Ted Hughes to each poem. Single closed tear to the top edge of folder. First edition, sole impression, of this lovely production, one of 75 numbered sets (these numbered 32) signed by Ted Hughes on each sheet. The Morrigu Press publications, printed by Hughes's son, are almost the only place where Ted Hughes's very accomplished illustrations were published.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LIFE ITSELF. Its Origin and Nature

      New York:: Simon and Schuster,, 1981. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED BY FRANCIS CRICK without personalization. A Fine hardback Stated First Edition First Printing in a Fine Dust Jacket. 8vo. 192 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Visiting Dieppe / Edward Ardizzone ; with an introduction by Lynton Lamb

      London : Warren Editions 1981 - Physical description: [23] p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 advertising folder (ill. ; 20 x 23 cm. ). Subjects: France - Dieppe - Description & travel. Limited edition: no. 65/175 copies. Fine copy in the original title-blocked, cloth-backed, illus. boards. Publisher's promotional gatefold illus. card loosely inserted. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        GIULIO ROMANO.

      Editore: Hacker Art Books New York 1981 2 voll. in uno,ril. in tela con cop. ill., cm 28,5x22.,Vol.1°: pp. 362 di t.. Vol. 2°: 542 tavv. e ill. in b/n.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
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        Studies and Sketches of a Bird Painter

      Melbourne,: Lansdowne, 1981.. Folio, profusely illustrated; a fine copy in full leather with original slipcase. This superb publication includes an introduction by the artist and additional text by Errol Fuller.Signed by the author, this is number seven of an edition limited to 500.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The River

      IT: Plain Wrapper Press. Verona, Italy, Plain Wrapper Press, 1981. Hardback limited edition. Numbered 55 of 120 copies. Fine condition. A wonderful etching by Roger Selden is included with tissue guard. . Fine. Hardback. Limited Edition. 1981.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        The Great Jowett. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

      The Bodley Head, [1981]. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper; cloth gilt, gilt back, a fine copy in glassine dustwrapper. EDITION LIMITED TO 525 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Originally written as a radio play for the BBC, produced and narrated by Stephen Potter, and broadcast on Saturday 6 May 1939. . Catalogs: modern firsts.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Vilem Heckel. Profily z praci mistru ceskoslovenske fotografie

      Prague: Panorama 1981 - Quarto 29.5 x 20.5 cm, wrapper folio, 26pp., 18 full page bromographs and contact sheet. Vilem Heckel (1918-1970) was a renowned Czech photographer of dramatic landscapes, mountains, and outdoors. This is from the series Profiles of the Work of Czechoslovakian Master Photographers. Rare, found in one North American library. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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        Karel Plicka. Profily z praci mistru ceskoslovenske fotografie.

      Prague: Panorama 1981 - Quarto 29.5 x 20.5 cm, wrapper folio, 36pp. and 18 bromograph photos and contact sheet. The last of the series of Profiles of the Works of Master Photographers of Czechoslovakia. Plicka (1894-1987) was a renowned photographer of the Czechoslovakia, with numerous photobooks to his credit. The text is written by his friend Ludvik Baran, a specialist in Czech ethnographic culture and close to Plicka in his interest to plumb the treasures of their native country. Uncommon, with no library holdings in North America. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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