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        The Portfolios Of Ansel Adams (Signed By Adams), New Printing With New Design And Laser-Scanned Separations

      Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1981. 2nd Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/As New. Plates Throughout. Xii + 7 "Portfolios" Of Plates. First Published In 1977, This Is An Entirely New Design By Ann Lampton Curtis, New Printing By Gardner/Fulmer Lithograph On Centura Gloss Paper Using New Higher-Quality Laser-Scanned Separations. Signed By Ansel Adams On The Half-Title, No Inscription. As New In As New Dj.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        La mia vita

      FELTRINELLI EDITORE, 1981. ITALIANO 0,16 Brossura editoriale in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina illustrata. Pagine in buono stato, con leggere bruniture, come ai tagli. XII ( 12 ) tavole illustrate in nero, fuori testo. Presentazione di Vittorio Fagone. Volume n. CMXL ( 940 ) della collana. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        SICUT 8 grabados de Xesús Vázquez y 8 poemas de Fernando Pessoa.

      Galería Sur, Alaya Estampa 2., Santander 1981 - 38x56. Carpeta con 8 grabados numerado y firmados, a lápiz, por el autor. Acompañados de una selección de poemas de Pessoa, traducidos por el artista. Tirada de 33 ejemplares, 30 de ellos numerados. Éste es el nº9.

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        PKD: A PHILIP K. DICK BIBLIOGRAPHY

      San Francisco, CA / Columbia, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1981. First edition. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (21485). Octavo, pictorial cloth. One of 200 copies signed by Dick, Levack and Godersky. An annotated and illustrated bibliography.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Piero Dorazio. [Herausgegeben anlässlich einer Ausstellung der Werke Dorazio aus den Jahre 1977 bis 1980, in der Galerie Erker in Sankt Gallen vom 7. Februar bis 16. Mai 1981].

      Erschienen in St. Gallen bei: Erker, im Jahre 1981. - Insgesamt 3 lose Bogen mit 2 farbigen Original- Lithographien von Piero Dorazio, jeweils gerahmt in Unikat- Vergolder- Rahmen. Inhalt: Vorhanden sind zwei, statt der vier Original- Lithographien, auch der Text fehlt, diese aber wunderschön gerahmt. Ein Doppelblatt mit dem Impressum in französischer Sprache mit der Nummerierung und den Original- Signaturen von Ionesco und Dorazio. Das 2. Doppelblatt mit dem Titel und mit der gegenüber liegender Farb- Graphik signiert von Piero Dorazio 1981, sowie unterhalb des Titel zusätzlich signiert und mit einer Widmung versehen, anläßlich einer Ausstellung in Weiden in der Oberpfalz am 19. Mai 1985 für Galerie Christine. In einem weiteren leeren Doppelbogen befinden sich 4 bebilderte Publikationsanzeigen der Erker Galerie. (Siehe Abbildung). Zustand: Die Mappe und die gerahmten Original- Lithographien sind tadellos erhalten, neuwertig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 4°(Quart- Format bis 35 cm.) Himmelblaue Original- Flügel- Karton- Mappe mit Vorderdeckel- Beschriftung, Größe der gerahmten Lithographien jeweils 45 x 33,5 cm. Auflage, 200 nummerierte Exemplare, jedes Exemplar im Impressum von Eugène Ionesco und Piero Dorazio signiert, dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 127. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Galerie Antiquariat Schlegl]
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        Libro de buen amor

      Castalia, 1981. Tapa blanda. Muy bien/muy bien.

      [Bookseller: LibreriaMariano]
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        Lazarillo de Tormes

      Bruguera, 1981. Tapa blanda. Bien/Bien.

      [Bookseller: LibreriaMariano]
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        It Happened the Day the Sun Rose

      Sylvester and Orphanos 1981 - Limted edition of 330 copies. This copy is number 99 and SIGNED by Tennessee Williams. A beautiful copy with light wear to the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Antología Poética

      Edaf, 1981. Tapa blanda. muy bien/muy bien.

      [Bookseller: LibreriaMariano]
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        El mercado Incomun

      Blume, 1981. Tapa blanda. Bien /bien. Muchas páginas subrayadas a tinta

      [Bookseller: LibreriaMariano]
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        La vida del Buscón

      Clásicos Universales Planeta Nª 45, 1981. Tapa blanda. Bien/Bien.

      [Bookseller: LibreriaMariano]
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        La cartuja de Parma

      Clásicos Universales Planeta Nª 18, 1981. Tapa blanda. Bien/Bien.

      [Bookseller: LibreriaMariano]
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        THE NOVELS OF ANTHONY TROLLOPE 48 Volumes The Warden Barchester Towers Doctor Thorne Framley Parsonage The Small House at Allington The Last Chronicle of Barset Can You Forgive Her? The Eustace Diamonds Phineas Finn The Duke's Children Phineas Redux

      Folio Society, 1981 - 1999. 48 vols: The Warden Barchester Towers Doctor Thorne Framley Parsonage The Small House at Allington The Last Chronicle of Barset Can You Forgive Her? The Eustace Diamonds Phineas Finn The Duke's Children Phineas Redux The Prime Minister The Macdermots of Ballycloran The Landleaguers Castle Richmond The Kellys and the O'Kellys An Autobiography An Eye for an Eye An Old Man's Love Ayala's Angel Brown, Jones and Robinson Cousin Henry Doctor Wortle's School Harry Heathcote of Gangoil He Knew He Was Right Is He Popenjoy? John Caldigate Kept in the Dark La Vendee Lady Anna Linda Tressel Marion Fay Miss Mackenzie Mr Scarborough's Family Nina Balatka Orley Farm Rachel Ray Ralph the Heir Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite The American Senator The Belton Estate The Bertrams The Claverings The Fixed Period The Golden Lion of Granpere The Three Clerks The Vicar of Bullhampton The Way We Live Now. Tall 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth-backed paper laid-laid boards (Fine), all in slipcases (VG). Pp. various, illus with b&w plates (no inscriptions) + publisher's coloured prospectus for the works.

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        Uncle Scrooge McDuck. His Life and Times. Written and Drawn by Carl Barks

      Das vorliegende Angebot ist vollständig und umfasst den Textband "Uncle Scrooge McDuck. His Life and Times" und die Farb-Lithographie im Format 29,5 x 22. Der Textband gehört zu der auf 5000 Exemplare limitierten Sonderauflage zum 80. Geburtstag des Zeichners und Autors und wurde vom Künstler auf dem Nachsatz nummeriert. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer: 329 Die Farb-Lithographie mit dem Titel "Wanderers of Wonderlands" ist ebenfalls nummeriert (Nr. 329/5000 mit der Jahreszahl 1981) und wurde von Carl Barks signiert. Sowohl das Buch wie auch der Druck sind in einwandfreiem, sauberem Zustand. Buchblock und Bindung sind intakt, es finden sich keine Nutzungsspuren, Staub, Lichtränder o.ä. Auch die Lithographie war offensichtlich nie dem Licht ausgesetzt, die Farben haben sich brillant erhalten, das Blatt wurde in einer Pergaminhülle im Buch aufbewahrt. Wir versenden das Werk als versichertes Paket wenn Sie Fragen haben oder weitere Fotos wünschen, kontaktieren Sie uns bitte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat La Poule]
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        Firestarter

      New York: Viking Press, 1981. Book Club Edition. 371 pp. 8vo. Publisher brown and black cloth, dust jacket by Steven Stroud. Minor wear to extremities of boards and jacket, front flap clipped at bottom. Book Club Edition. 371 pp. 8vo. Inscribed. Inscribed: "For James - Best wishes, Stephen King 10/16/95"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Schuljunge mit großem Globus am Schreibtisch, wahrscheinlich der Sohn des Künstlers. Ölgemälde auf Platte, unsigniert und undatiert ( aus Künstlernachlaß, wohl um 1940 ).

      Bildmaß ca. 49 x 69 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Das Bild etwas berieben, etwas fleckig, zu den Außenrändern bedingt durch alte Rahmung stärker berieben. Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906Berlin 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc.. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts, Selbstporträts und Aktzeichnungen. ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request ) ( Artikelnumer 15763 )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The Complete EC Library: Shock Suspenstories (3 Volume Boxed Set)

      Russ Cochran, 1981. Hard Cover. VF - Very Fine. Various. 3 Volume Slipcased set. Published originally by William M. Gaines. When Shock SuspenStories appeared in 1951 it was designed as a showcase title with examples of EC's (Entertaining Comics) crime, horror & science fiction stories. The second issue featured a shock story designed to provoke a reaction, In Gratitude. In subsequent issues, these "preachies" as publisher William M. Gaines liked to call them, dealt with race relations, rape, bigotry, hazing & all manner of formerly taboo subject. These stories lift Shock SuspenStories into the upper echelons of EC's output. Whilst not a horror Comic, two issues of Entertaining Comic's (EC) Crime SuspenStories were the subject of US Senate Committees investigations. The crowbar murder Issue (#23) & its predecessor, the notorious severed head cover. As the investigating Senator Kefauver said at the time “You have blood coming out of her mouth.” After publisher William M. Gaines coy admission, Kefauver continued "There is blood on the axe. I think most adults are shocked by that." With Russ Cochran's Complete Crime SuspenStories you can enjoy all of these graphic masterpieces, illustrated by Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, Graham “Ghastly” Ingels, Jack Davis, Reed Crandall & several other top-flight illustrators from the EC stable. There is also an adaptation of a Ray Bradbury short story in issue #9 (The October Game). There are several late stories by one of the masters of visual story telling, Berni Krigstein. Whilst Al Williamson's artistry was demonstrated in two stories, the second assisted by Frank Frazetta (Fired! #17). There are also the stark yet oddly beautiful covers of Johnny Craig, which will linger and play in the imagination. Each book is smyth sewn and deluxe bound to last a lifetime of re-reading. Very Fine condition with only minor shelf-wear to slipcase. Black & White illustrations. 10" x 13" (25cm x 33cm). Slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Print Matters]
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        FOR THE HUNDREDTH TIME "GAEBBOERJABB NUMBER (5) FIVE": 12 & 17 NOVEMBER 1980: JOURNAL LIFTINGS

      The Perishable Press, Mount Horeb, WI 1981 - 12mo. handsewn paper-covered boards, top edge cut, other edges uncut. unpaginated. Limited to 200 numbered copies (Hamady 100). Fifth in a series known as the "Gabberjabbs." A collaged book. A book of footnotes in a grommeted library pocket following text. Every cover collaged differently. Accompanied by the prospectus to the book. handsewn paper-covered boards, top edge cut, other edges uncut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Alte Meister. Komödie.

      310 (1) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Leineneinband mit Schutzumschlag, in verlagsfrischen Zustand, auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz von Bernhard voll signiert, eine absolute Rarität. EA, WG 53. Thomas Berhard haßte das Signieren und hat außer der Faksimile-Ausgabe seines ersten Romans "Frost" kaum etwas signiert, der letzte Roman Thomas Bernhards ("Auslöschung erschien zwar ein Jahr später, wurde aber schon 1981/82 fertiggestellt), ist eine Hommage an Bernhards "Lebensmenschen" Hedwig Stavianicek, die 1984 verstorben war, an ihrer Seite wurde Thomas Bernhard 1989 auf dem Grinzinger Friedhof in Wien beigesetzt, EA, W/G II. Niclaas Thomas Bernhard (* 9. Februar 1931 in Heerlen, Niederlande + 12. Februar 1989 in Gmunden, Österreich) war ein österreichischer Schriftsteller. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten deutschsprachigen Autoren der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Mademoiselle Lender en buste", Fotolithografie, signiert + limitiert

      1981 - HORST JANSSEN, Hamburg 1929 - 1995, "Mademoiselle Lender en buste, 198", Fotolithographie, Rechts unten mit Bleistift signiert. Links unten limitiert 264/300, Darstellungsgröße: 41 x 28,5, Blattgröße: 51 x 35,8 cm, Farbfrisch. Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa Euro 25,-, Welt Euro 50,-

      [Bookseller: Michael Draheim]
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        NEWSLETTER ON INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM [80 Issues]; IFC ALA

      Chicago: Intellectual Freedom Committee of the American Library Association, 1981. Saddle-stapled wraps, each approx 30-40pp. Light shelfwear, minor creases to some issues. Very good. A bi-monthly newsletter, issued six times a year. This archive features Vols. 30-45 inclusive, and all are complete (Nos. 1-6) except: Vols. 30 (Nos.3 and 6 only); 31 (Nos. 1-3, and 5-6); 34 (Nos. 1-5); 35 (Nos. 5-6); 40 (Nos. 1-5); and 43 (Nos. 2-6) The newsletter documents controversies in libraries over censorship and attempts to ban information, as well as controversies over pornography, privacy, and secrecy.

      [Bookseller: Alta-Glamour Inc.]
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        Born Indian

      Oberon Press., Ottawa 1981 - First edition of the scarce cloth issue in dust jacket. Signed by Kinsella on the title page. Faint ghost from Canada Council sticker on front endpaper, jacket has barest hint of wear otherwise Fine/Fine. Photographs on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Jackson]
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        Akt einer jungen Frau ( Rückansicht ). Ölgemälde auf Platte, Rechts oben mit *W.Kohlhoff (19)47 *signiert und datiert.

      Bildmaß ca. 44 x 29,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Gezeigt wird wahrscheinlich die Frau des Künstlers. Das Gemälde etwas fleckig und stärker berieben, vor allem zu den Außenrändern hin durch alte Rahmung. Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906Berlin 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc.. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts, Selbstporträts und Aktzeichnungen. ( Artikelnummer 15769 )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Jumanji: "Now Remember," Mother said

      New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1981 - VAN ALLSBURG (Chris): “Now Remember,” Mother said, “Your father and I are bringing some guests by after the opera, so keep the house neat.” 1980. Conté Pencil. Drawing for Jumanji (p.[5]; New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1981). Also used on the poster advertising the book. Measures 15-1/2 x 17 inches. Chris van Allsburg (b.1949) is an American artist, illustrator and writer, best known for his Caldecott Award books: Jumanji (1981) and The Polar Express (1985), both of which have been adapted for the silver screen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Battledore Ltd]
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        Altteutscher astro-medicinischer Rathgeber. Das "Iatromathematische Hausbuch" dargestellt am Nürnberger Kodex Schürstab. Manuskriptes C54 der Zentralbibliothek Zürich

      Faksimile-Verlag Luzern, 1981 - 3 volúmenes en 4º, estuche en cartoné. Vol. I: facsímil, 58 p, piel. Vol. II: estudios, 197 p, cartoné. Vol. III: TRADUCCIÓN AL CASTELLANO DEL VOLUMEN DE ESTUDIOS. Ejemplar 807 de una edición de 980

      [Bookseller: MIQUELEIZ ANTIGUEDADES]
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        E gli occhi si apriranno Liriche inedite

      NUOVEDIZIONI ENRICO VALLECCHI, 1981. ITALIANO 0,15 Brossura in cartoncino semi rigido. Copertina con alcune macchie.Pagine in buonissimo stato. Dedica autografa dell' Autrice all' occhiello. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Harem Memorie d' Arabia di una nobildonna siciliana

      Edizione Club del Libro, 1981. ITALIANO 0,42 Legatura in cartoncino rigido telato, con titolo al dorso. Sovracoperta illustrata con alette. Pagine in buonissimo stato, con leggere bruniture ai tagli. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Marc Chagall Derrière Le Miroir (DLM) no 246 "Lithographies originales

      Paris: Maeght, 1981. . Folio. With a double page original lithograph. Mourlot, 992. Cramer, 111. Lithographie originale 28 x 38 cm "DLM édité en mai 1981 pour l'exposition des nouvelles lithographies originales de CHAGALL à la Galerie Maeght. 28 pages non reliées. 1 lithographie originale en double page et 12 reproductions en couleur, 1 en noir. Tirage original. Quelques exemplaires disponibles."

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile

      Lyle Stuart 1981 - Signed first edition. 302pp. Original red cloth lettered in gilt with black paper-covered boards. Near Fine with slightly bumped corner in Very Good dust jacket with light edge wear and small closed tear near foot, indent from paperclip on front panel. Presentation copy inscribed to film producer and German-born Jewish emigree Sam Spiegel of Horizon Pictures Inc. on the front free endpaper. Manning explains in the typed, signed letter that is laid in that he is seeing if any film studios might interested in adapting the book. This was not to be: Manning, despite his reputation as a broadcast journalist and speechwriter, soon found the book either studiously ignored or ridiculed by the mainstream media, its publisher attacked by unknown assailants and both his legs broken, and his own son mysteriously murdered. Interest in the possible postwar whereabouts of Martin Bormann has persisted since then, some researchers claiming Manning has been vindicated. Signed copies of his work are rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Klimt Überarbeitung" Kohle über Heliogravüre, signiert

      1981 - Charcoal over Heliogravure Hand signed lower right Sheet: 25 x 35 cm Frame: 50 x 60 cm Unique piece from a series of over painted Heliogravures by Gustav Klimt. Stamped on the reverse:"Klimt Aktüberarbeitungen". Shipping/Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa € 50,-, Welt € 100,-

      [Bookseller: Michael Draheim]
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        Victorian Colour Printing

      Plough Press, Loughborough, UK 1981 - Number 128 of 150 copies. 1981. Hardcover, large 4to., leather-backed marbled paper over boards, gilt title. 35 page essay by Wakeman, color frontis, plus 8 tipped-in illustrations showing original examples of the different styles of printing. Also includes additional specimens that are housed in a pocket at the rear. Minimal shelfwear to the leather at the spine ends, otherwise a Fine copy. Examples include color plates, maps and advertisements. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        IL DIBATTITO SU VITA E CULTURA NEL DE RE PUBLICA DI CICERONE

      EDIZIONI ABETE, ROMA 1981 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale morbida, beige con titoli neri al piatto ed al dorso e con lievissimi segni del tempo, pagine ottimamente conservate, alla prima bianca adesivo con dicitura omaggio per recensione

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Ship of Sounds With a wood engraving by Garrick Palmer

      First edition. Tall 8vo., original full green morocco, lettered in gilt, head and tail bands in yellow, printed on Fabriano Roma Michelangelo and Veronese, printed damp. Sidcot, The Gruffyground Press. 

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Magic Golf (A Tale from Willo the Wisp)

      Windward, 1981. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Cetacea. The Great Whales.

      Northampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press, 1981. sep 22 2017. Oblong folio. Unpaginated. b/w etchings. One of ten artist's proof copies in a total edition of 110. Signed by the artist, the printer, and both binders. A suite of seven etchings laid in a folder with accompanying descriptions in letterpress. Text printed by Harold McGrath at Hampshire Typothetae. The upper cover of the folder is in full black niger morocco with the figure of a whale's head in full bas-relief, by David Bourbeau of the Thistle Bindery. All housed in a quarter leather tray case produced by Gray Parrot. A breathtaking production, measuring 23 1/2 inches wide and 15 1/2 inches high. Some wear to the fabric covering the tray case. Binding, etchings, and text are in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Sigurd. Hier Heft 1 bis 324 KOMPLETT ! Piccolo - Comic. Der ritterliche Held.

      Hethke Verlag, 1981 - Hier Heft 1 bis 324 KOMPLETT in 4 Sammelordnern mit Klarsichthüllen! 16°quer, á 32 s/w Seiten, farbig illustr. Originalheft in Klarsichthülle - sehr guter Zustand - 1981. Sammlerauflage ! a49865 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preise inkl. MwSt]
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        Daten deutscher Dichtung: Chronologischer Abriß der deutschen Literaturgeschichte Band 2: Vom Realismus bis zur Gegenwart

      Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1981 - 482 Seiten Ausgabe von 1999, schief gelesen, Artikel stammt aus Nichtraucherhaushalt! CC4355 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 376 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Good Man in Africa - First Edition SIGNED by the Author

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1981. A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1981. A fine book without inscriptions. SIGNED to the title page by the Author without dedication. In a fine dust wrapper which is not price clipped. Faded to the spine. Rare signed first edition of the author's first novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        A Confederacy Of Dunces

      Allen Lane, London 1981 - First UK Impression, one of only 1500 copies, with a foreword by Walker Percy. 8vo: xii,338pp. Publisher's parchment-colored paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt; illustrated dust jacket, repriced with publisher's sticker £7.95. A superlative copy (indeed As New) and yet another example of the value to be found in UK editions of American authors's works. This cult classic (and now mainstream success) first appeared eleven years after Toole's suicide, published through the efforts of Walker Percy and Toole's mother, earning Toole a posthumous Pulitzer Prize. The book's title is drawn from Jonathan Swift's essay Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting: "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." The book chronicles the "misadventures of Ignatius Jacques Reilly, an obese, lazy, obnoxious, opinionated, erudite, quixotic thirty-year-old medievalist who views himself as "an anachronism": he criticizes, and alienates himself from, the contemporary reality of 1960s New Orleans, preferring, in the "Miltonic isolation" of his bedroom, an idealized medieval world view inspired by Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy and determined by Fortuna, the goddess of fortune." the misadventures of Ignatius J. Reilly, a lazy, obese, misanthropic, self-styled scholar who lives at home with his mother in the Uptown neighborhood of early 1960s New Orleans." (Literary Encyclopedia) Toole wrote the novel in 1963, during his final few months in Puerto Rico. The novel has sold some 1.5 million copies and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Toole is now widely regarded as a gifted prose stylist who has immortalized the eccentricity of New Orleans. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Beech Creek Area of Clinton County Pennsylvania

      1981 - Light shelf wear, lightly rubbed cover, date on fep, PO's name on rep, and some highlighting in text. DATE PUBLISHED: 1981 EDITION: 136 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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