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        Winston S. Churchill Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Parts 1, 2, 3. The Exchequer Years, The Wilderness Years, The Coming of War

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Ikonta Story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Radix

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

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        Housekeeping

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Oldenburg. "Blick in die Stadt von der Gartenstrasse." Teilansicht mit Partie an der Gartenstrasse. Lithographie in schwarz-goldenem Druck mit Tonplatte von Elise Lasius bei Ch. Fuchs, Hamburg 1849. Darstellung in Rund 13 cm, umgeben von floraler Rankenbordüre. Gesamtgrösse

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

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Oldenburg. "Palais des Prinzen Peter." Ehem. Prinzenpalais von der Alten Hunte aus. Lithographie in schwarz-goldenem Druck mit Tonplatte von Elise Lasius bei Ch. Fuchs, Hamburg 1849. Darstellung in Rund 13 cm, umgeben von floraler Rankenbordüre. Gesamtgrösse

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

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        Oldenburg. "Die neue Huntestrasse." Partie der Strasse mit klassizistischen Wohnhäusern, Alter Hunte, Hoher Brücke und Wassermühle. Lithographie in schwarz-goldenem Druck mit Tonplatte von Elise Lasius bei Ch. Fuchs, Hamburg 1849. Darstellung in Rund 13 cm, umgeben von floraler Rankenbordüre. Gesamtgrösse

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

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        Dooibroek- en Duiven(hok)-registraties.

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

      [Bookseller: Luiscius Books]
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        Lakeboat. A Play

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Jumanji

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        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

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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.

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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,

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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

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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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