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

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

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

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        Cetacea, The Great Whale

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

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        Cetacea, The Great Whales

      [Easthampton, MA]: Cheloniidae Press. [1981]. One of 100 copies, signed by artist Alan James Robinson, binders David Bourbeau and Gray Parrot and printer, Harold Patrick McGrath, all on Arches Cover Buff, from a total issue of 110 (100 copies plus 10 artist&#39;s proof copies). Page size: 22 x 15 inches. Bound: loose as issued with sheets laid in black Niger oasis goat folder sculpted in low relief with the head of a Right Whale by David Bourbeau at The Thistle Bindery for the front panel. The rear panel is black cloth over boards. This beautiful folder is housed in a quarter leather Moroccan goat drop back box by Gray Parrot, short split at lower joint of box else fine. The seven bleed etchings by Alan Robinson depict the major species of whales; there are numerous blind-stamped line-cuts and two woodengravings. The text which contains biological information and twelve two-color maps showing migration routes and breeding areas is printed by Harold McGrath at the Hampshire Typothetae. The artist printed the etchings at Cheloniidae Press. The project was produced in conjunction with a grant from the Environmental Marine Arts Fund whish is part of the Center for Environmental Education and the Whale Protection Fund. This a stunning production. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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

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

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        The Dead of Jericho

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

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

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        The Engravings of David Jones. A Survey By Douglas Cleverdon

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

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

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

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

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      W. W. Norton & Company NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 1981. hardcover. NF-/F- 1st edition, 1st printing. Author&#39;s first novel. Basis for the very successful 1983 TV mini-series. INSCRIBED by author on front fep. Book has sunned top of spine and lightly soiled board and page edges. Jacket has toned spine and edges. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        Theory of Photography

      Tokyo: Tojusha, 1981. Fine in distinctive photo-illustrated laminated boards, fine dust jacket, publisher&#39;s black obi.. First Edition. Octavo. A wonderful presentation copy, INSCRIBED by Araki in Japanese to rock star and actor Ryudo Uzaki, complete with a full-page drawing of a penis. The book consists mostly of text, but with two extraordinary sections of eight page foldouts of Araki&#39;s contact sheets of lesbian sex and women masturbating. An uncommon title, usually unavailable outside Japan. OCLC locates a single copy.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Little, Big : Five Books

      Gollancz, Bantam, Bantam SFBC (Science Fiction Book Club), Science Fiction Digest, 1981. ......Five books, two hardcovers, two trade paperbacks, one digest magazine. Bantam trade paper, true first edition, first printing, signed (no inscription) by Crowley on the title page, better than vg+ with a bit of edge wear (this edition is notorious for edge chipping) : Gollancz first hardcover edition, first printing, near fine in an unclipped fine dust jacket : Gollancz first trade paperback, first printing, vg to vg+ due to two light wrinkles at top front, light corner wear (issued simultaneously with the hardcover edition) : Bantam SFBC (Science Fiction Book Club Edition), 1997, first American hardcover edition, a fine, unread copy, in an unclipped fine dust jacket with code 17464 on back panel : "Science Fiction Digest" - fine condition digest magazine from January 1982 featuring an excerpt from "Little, Big" and an interview with Crowley by Thomas Disch......... Signed by Author. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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        The Art of Living and Other Stories

      Knopf, New York, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Very Good. Inscribed by the author at half title to a fellow author. Clean, crisp, and tight copy. Dust jacket is in mylar. Spine of dust jacket is slightly chipped. Size: 6" x 9". 310 pp. No marks. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust jacket edges are slightly rubbed. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Deckled edges (rough cut). Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Save on shipping by ordering multiple titles. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0394516745. ISBN/EAN: 9780394516745. Inventory No: 028169. .

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        Midnight's Children

      Alfred A. Knopf 1981 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, jacket priced at $13.95 at the front flap, sunning at the jacket spine, shelf wear, short tears at the jacket spine, some light bubbling to the jacket's lamination, small darkened area at the jacket spine from the removal of a label.

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        Autograph Note Signed.For Alfred Eisenstaedt, My distinguished Colleague and friend with whom it is a pleasure to visit and work, Yousef Karsh. Nov. 25th 1981.

      n.p., 1981 - Yousuf Karsh (1908-) famous portrait photographer writes to photojournalist Eisenstaedt. Both men did memorable photographs of Winston Churchill, Karsh's being the more famous ("Karsh", Churchill said, "you have immortalized me.") Karsh, who had begun his career in Ottawa in 1932-- shortly before Eisenstaedt joined the staff of LIFE--had achieved Churchill's famous bellicose expression by snatching the cigar from his subject's lips an instant before releasing the shutter 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches). . Fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Seeds of Snow

      Houston, TX: Crystal Press. 1981. Artist&#39;s book, #38 of 50 copies from a total edition of 100, the first 50 hand-colored (mostly in shades of grey) by the artist and the next 50 with the engravings uncolored, each engraving hand-numbered and initialed by the artist / author, Salle Werner-Vaughan, all on old hand-made paper called Roger Powell. Page size:6-1/4 x 10 inches, 16pp, including colophon and title page plus six original engravings laid in paper portfolio following text. Bound: sewn into tan double-fold paper boards printed in silver gilt with title and name of press, closed with black silk ribbon tie, fine. The text was printed by George Gergerac. The engravings were pulled by the artist at Atelier La Couriere et Frelaut in Paris. The text was engraved by George Bergerac and printed in silver grey at the workshop of Cartier in New York. The author/artist dedicates this book to Kurt Seligmann, Dadi Witz and Enrique Zanartu, as well as Stanley William Hayter of Atelier 17, with whom she studied. The plates show Seligmann&#39;s influence and Hayter&#39;s perfection of execution. A study in silver and light telling a story of faith and snowflakes and the miracle that is each. Ms. Werner-Vaughan is a Texas-based artist and teacher. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        OUT OF THE DARKNESS The Planet Pluto

      Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. 0811711633 . Two long hand-written letters on Lowell Observatory stationary SIGNED by Tombaugh laid in - letters are addressed to R. William Shaw noted Cornell astronomer and concern matters astronomical, letters are dated 1937 and 1938; Dust Jacket: Tiny rubs at spine ends; Photographs and drawings; 0.9 x 9.1 x 6 Inches; 221 pages .

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        The Ionian Mission

      London: Collins,, 1981. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Lettering to spine faded otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Viking, (1981). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase, as issued. The First Illustrated Edition of Miller's landmark play, limited to 500 numbered copies SIGNED by the author with photographs from several productions of the play.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Julius Firmicus Maternus and the Aldine Edition of the Scriptores Astronomici Veteres with an Original Leaf Printed by Aldus Manutius at Venice 1499 [Leaf Book]

      Los Angeles: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller 1981, edition limited to 164 numbered copies. () [1-10], 28, [8]. Fine. Folio. Brown cloth with paper spine label. Spine lightly faded. Leaf contained in paper folder bound after title page. Some light age-tone toning to leaf. One large rubricated initial and four additional small decorations in blue and red in text. The leaf has signature mark "d.". A fine copy. An attractively printed leaf book (limited to 164 numbered copies, this being #23) with an original leaf from the Aldine Press edition of Firmicus&#39; treatise on Astrology. Aldus Manutius was responsible for many innovations in early printing, including Italic type and popularizing smaller format books. The Aldine press was established in 1495 and active well into the 16th century, but a mere 30 or so titles came off their press in the incunabular period. This leaf is a fine example of an incunabulum from their press complete with rubrication and additional decoration. (Disbound and Dispersed 172).

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        [The James Bond novels.]

      Shelton: The First Edition Library,, 1981&#150;93. Casino Royale; Live and Let Die; Moonraker; Diamonds are Forever; From Russia With Love; Dr No; Goldfinger; For Your Eyes Only; Thunderball; The Spy Who Loved Me; On Her Majesty&#39;s Secret Service; You Only Live Twice; The Man With the Golden Gun; Octopussy and The Living Daylights. 14 volumes. Octavo. Original black boards, illustrations to upper boards in silver white or gilt, titles to spines in silver, red or gilt. With the dust jackets and printed slipcases. A fine set. Facsimile edition. Reproducing the original design and dust jacket artwork of all the James Bond first editions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Midnight&#39;s Children

      New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1981.. First American edition of the author&#39;s Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket without the usual fading to the spine endemic to this title. Signed by the author. Housed in a clamshell box.

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        A Confederacy of Dunces

      London: Allen Lane,, 1981. Foreword by Walker Percy. Octavo. Original cream boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Browning to spine otherwise near fine in fine dust jacket. First UK edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Waiting for the Barbarians

      Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1981 First South African Edition. Nearly Fine book in a Fine spine faded Dust Jacket.The last few pages of the book has a small pen mark to the front text block. Signed by the author on the title page. First published in England, by Secker and Warburg in 1980, this is the third novel from the nobel prize winning author. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Visiting Dieppe / Edward Ardizzone ; with an introduction by Lynton Lamb

      London : Warren Editions, 1981. Limited Edition. 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&#39;s promotional gatefold illus. card loosely inserted. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Virgins Plus Curtains

      The Press of the Good Mountain. PAPERBACK. 1981 The Press of the Good Mountain limited printing of 80 copies this being number 65 paperback. Book is in great condition. Plain black wraps have minor shelf wear. Edge is lightly bumped. Printed label is clean and complete. Pages of Fabriano Roma paper are clean. Sewn binding is tight. Printed and bound by Canadace Lorimer at the School of Printing, Rochester Institute of Technology. 3 poems originally published in Rogue in 1915 and 1916. Ships daily via USPS with delivery confirmation. Books are shipped in protective cardboard. . Very Good. 1981.

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        Christopher Pratt

      Toronto: Quintus Press [0-919277-00-4] [copyright date 1981], 1st edition limited to 279 numbered and signed copies. () 5p.l.,209,[1]pp. Fine. Oblong Folio in original quarter oasis niger goatskin and Bolton natural finish linen cloth boards in matching linen cloth slipcase with original signed silkscreen print &#39;Western Shore&#39; (limited to 93 copies, commissioned especially for this edition) laid in and 81 tipped in colour and b&w plates. Signed by Christopher Pratt, Silcox and Weiler on tipped-in limitation leaf. Contents &#39;Night window&#39; by David P. Silcox. And &#39;Reflections: conversations with Christopher Pratt&#39; by Meriké Weiler. Canadian Artist . Copy 1 / 93 Western Shore.

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        THE LIVING TORAH The Five Books of Moses : a New Translation Based on the Traditional Jewish Sources

      New York: Moznaim Pub Corp. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in Good dust jacket. Slight lean to spine. Tears to spine on crown. Wear on base of front jacket. Stated First Edition; Signed by author; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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        Luke Clennell Bewick Apprentice. Being Impressions from Original Wood-blocks

      Newcastle upon Tyne: David Esslemont. Fine condition with ochre slipcase. 1981. Limited Edition [40/100]. Brown quarter-leather cover with marbled boards and gilt titles. 250mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 32pp. 35 wood-block engravings on 28 leaves with 4 vignettes. Scotch Roman Type. BFK Rives Velin Cuve paper. Printed on a Columbian Press. .

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      Palaemon Press Limited (December 1981), [Winston-Salem, NC] - Bound in full blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Prints Carter's 9-page farewell address on heavy paper. One of 300 copies printed and SIGNED in full 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. This copy is numbered 76 in ink on the colophon page, certainly a desireable number as Carter was elected in 1976. One of the most difficult Carter titles 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, but is only the third copy we have seen with a slipcase. Near Fine in slipcase with printed paper label and quite scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        THE EAGLE&#39;S GIFT. Signed

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1981 Carlos Castaneda. THE EAGLE&#39;S GIFT. Signed. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981. 8vo., 316pp. Gilt titled blue cloth. First Edition. A very fine example in a lovely correctly priced dustwrapper. Neatly inscribed on the title page in blue ink: "Best Wishes / Carlos Castaneda". A superb example. A superb copy of this powerful tale.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 1981. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 1981. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 140 pages. ISBN 0394520548.

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        Collection Of Architectural Designs Which Have Been Executed And Objects Whose Execution Was Intended * Sammlung Architectonischer Entwurfe Enthaltend Theils Werke Ausgefuhrt Sind Theils Gegenstande Deren Ausfuhrung Beabsichtigt

      Exedra Books, 1981-01-01. Hardcover. Like New. 2 back cloth volumes & loose plates in large cloth dropback case. Chicago: Exedra Books, 1981. Large oblong folios. Immense. 25" x 20" x 3.75" (64 cm x 20 cm x 9.5 cm) pp. [25]; 3 p.l., 54, [3] + 174 plates. Limited Edition of 1000 numbered copies, consisting of a facsimile reprint of the 1866 edition published by Ernst & Korn of Berlin, along with a separately bound English translation of Schinkel's plate descriptions. The 2 volumes and plates are in fine conditon, with no wear of any sort. The case has a 1" tear at joint. This is a very heavy and large book, thus international shiping will be very expensive. Schinkel's neoclassical and neogothic buildings can be seen in Neue Wache and the Schauspielhaus. See Prof. Rand Carter's introductory essay for additional introduction to Schinkel's work.

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        The Chessplayer & Other Essays

      Andoversford, Gloucestershire: Whittington Press, (1981). Quarto. (28)pp. One of twenty-five copies bound in vellum. Illustrated with two wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. Signed by the artist, R. George Thomas (writer of the introduction and editor of the author&#39;s letters and poems), and Myfanwy Thomas (the author&#39;s daughter). First appearing circa 1911 in a little-known magazine called "Orpheus," "The Chessplayer" describes a recurring, haunting dream using vivid language and Blake-like imagery. With red and black marbled endpapers which match the slipcase. Slight bowing to the vellum, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Rabbit is Rich

      Knopf 1981 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies. This copy is SIGNED and numbered by John Updike. A spectacular copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is fresh, with NO chips or tears. The book is in fabulous shape and appears UNREAD. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy with the ORIGINAL publisher's slipcase in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      New York City, NY: ULAE Incorporated, 1981. First Edition. First Printing.. Softcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. New York City, NY: ULAE Incorporated, 1981. Softcover. Fine/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 70 pages. Collection of photographs on subject. The first of a planned series on American cities, the project ended with a companion volume on New York City. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The book is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Robert Rauschenberg: Oversize-volume format. White softcovers with metallic-silver titles beautifully embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Robert Rauschenberg. Essay by Clifford Ackley. Matching white hard board slipcase. Printed on thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to the very highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the great artist&#39;s collection of black-and-white photographs on Boston, the partial fulfillment of his 30-year-old wish to photograph the entire United States, a project he never completed. Showcases his unique approach to photography as a process of discovery, selection, and assemblage of objects from everyday life. One of the least well-known facts about Rauschenberg is that he began his career as a photographer. He makes no distinction between his photography and his painting, and he brings the same acute eye to both. The photographs, like the paintings, are formally rigorous, sensuous, and piercing. His celebrated method of appropriating found images and objects to capture the fabric, tempo, and "feel" of modern life is photographically-inspired and characterizes his large body of work. The idea of appropriation is not unique to Rauschenberg. It is a central tenet of Surrealism and continues to be the latter Movement&#39;s enduring legacy. What makes Rauschenberg&#39;s work unique is the way he has "set in motion an interplay of shapes in which the human form is integrated to a rigorous yet flamboyant sense of design, pictures in which art and real life coincide" (Pontus Hulten) . "A protean genius who showed America that all of life could be open to art. Rauschenberg didn&#39;t give a fig for consistency or curating his reputation; his taste was always facile, omnivorous, and hit-or-miss, yet he had a big-ness of soul and a richness of temperament that recalled Walt Whitman" (Robert Hughes) . "Mine is the need to be where it will always never be the same again. Photography is the most direct communication of non-violent contacts" (Robert Rauschenberg) . A "must-have" title for Robert Rauschenberg collectors. <b><i> This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in pencil by Robert Rauschenberg. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of few signed copies still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Many copies have major flaws because the color white soils very easily. According to dealers who knew him, Rauschenberg basically stopped signing books in the 1990&#39;s. Signed copies still available online are vintage, not recent, and very few. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> 45 tritone plates. One of the greatest artists of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG).

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      New York:: Pantheon,, 1981. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED BY ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG without personalization. A Fine hardback Stated First American Edition First Printing in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. 122 black & white photographs. Included are several collages created especially for the book by the photographer. 4to.

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        Self-Portrait: Ceaselessly into the Past (Signed Lettered Edition)

      Santa Barbra, CA: Capra Press, 1981. First Edition. First Edition. One of 26 lettered copies (this being Letter "J") SIGNED by author Ross Macdonald and Eudora Welty, who contributes the introduction, as well as an additional inscription by the book&#39;s publisher, Ralph Sipper, dated 1981. An original photograph of the two authors is laid into a pocket tipped on to the front pastedown as issued. & & An autobiography of sorts for Macdonald, quite elegant, comprised of sections composed by him at various points in his career. Fine in black leather, in a paper-covered slipcase as issued, with the corners of the slipcase lightly rubbed. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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