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        Midnight's Children

      London: Jonathan Cape, , 1981. Octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, cream endpapers, gilt edges. First English edition. The winner of the 1981 Booker Prize and nominated the best Booker of all Bookers. Coming after the less than stellar success of Grimus, Cape issued only 1,000 copies from US sheets.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        To Bird With Love

      Poitiers, France,: Wizlov, 1981. First Edition, large folio, (15" X 10.5"), beautifully produced, the scarce and definitive graphic study of Charlie Parker, which relies extensively on photographs, posters, contracts, previously unpublished personal correspondence and other ephemera, from the collections of co-authors Francis Paudras and Chan Parker, Bird's widow. The book is generally considered to have been published in a single edition of 1000 copies, but several Parker experts have suggested that the likely publication run was about half that number. Minimal text in English, translated into French by Paudras, a gifted graphic artist who designed the book and the illustrated two-piece 'parcel' presentation box in which the book is housed. Protected by an additional, original, two-piece, corrugated card mailer, this is by far the finest copy we have seen. Fine, tight, unmarked, the book appears unread, in maroon laminated boards, with white printed label to the top cover, in the scarce, pictorial card presentation box, which simulates a package addressed to Bird. Notoriously fragile, the box is fine, with solid, unbroken corners, the pictorial laminate is bright, crisp and unmarked, without loss or peeling. A high spot of jazz literature, in collector's condition. Photos availabel on request. In 1986 Paudras also produced a very handsome book on Bud Powell, La Danse des Infidels, which drew heavily on his close personal relationship with the great pianist, to whom he was extraordinarily devoted, and for whom he acted as de facto guardian and unofficial manager during Powell's troubled stay in Paris during the late 50's, and early 60's. J1656. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/None, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: JazzFirst Books]
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        MOBY-DICK; OR, THE WHALE

      Berkeley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press, [1981].. Small folio (34 x 23 cm). Blue cloth, spine lettered in silver. Illustrated. Very, very faint sunning to spine, otherwise a fine copy in matching slipcase. The "California Deluxe Edition," being a sympathetic photo-offset reduced replication of the 1979 Arion Press edition, which was illustrated with original woodcuts by Barry Moser. This printing includes a prefatory note by James D. Hart and was limited to 750 copies. The text is based on the Newberry / Northwestern edition. The trade edition was presented in much smaller format.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Melange Funeste (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1981. First edition. Small softcover. Copy V from an edition of 26 lettered copies. A flip book of sorts with the pages divided into three sections thus allowing the viewer to effectively create different bodies and legs and heads for the various creatures Gorey drew. A very near fine copy with a tiny tear to the top edge of a few pages. Signed by Gorey on the limitation page. The first lettered copy I've seen in a long time. Toledano A81a.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        She Loves Me... She Loves Me Not

      New York: Harper & Row. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND DATED BY MAURICE SENDAK (1981). A delightful collaboration between Sendak and Keeshan, better known for his role as Captain Kangaroo. Text by Robert Keeshan. New York: Harper & Row, 1963. 16mo. Original color pictorial boards, original dustjacket. Rare signed.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Shaped Poetry. A suite of 30 Typographic Prints Chronicling this Literary Form from 300 BC to the Present

      San Francisco: Arion Press, 1981. First edition. Loose prints in a black paper wrapper with title letterpress printed on the front, with companion volume of two sewn signatures in paper wrapper with letterpress printed title; both volumes in a black cloth-covered drop-spine case with black styrofoam walls; plus separate plexiglas display frame. Light shelfwear to outer case else a fine copy. Folio. 18 x 14 inches (46 x 35.5 cm). One of 300 copies. Suite of 30 typographic prints (broadside format), each on a different handmade paper in a wide range of typefaces and a variety of colors, presenting poems written in shapes from 300 b.c.e. to the present, with a volume of notes on the selections by Glenn Todd and Andrew Hoyem. Two volumes. This was the eighth publication of the Arion Press. Plate [12] of the prints is folded accordion style, and is accompanied by translation on separate sheet (plate [12a]). Plate [17] is printed on both sides of sheet. Contents: 1. Egg, Greece, 300 BC by Simias; 2. Pan Pipes, Greece, 250 BC by Theocritus; 3. Altar, Byzantium, 325 by Porfyrius Optatianus; 4. Acrostic, France, 1537 by Eustorg de Beaulieu; 5. Altar, England, 1633 by George Herbert; 6. Easter Wings, England, 1633 by George Herbert 7. Lute, France, 1634 by Robert Angot; 8. The Cross, England, 1647 by Robert Herrick; 9. Chalice, Germany, 1663 by Justus Georg Schottel; 10. Bottle, France, 1750 by Charles François Panard; 11. The Mouse's Tale, England, 1865 by Lewis Carroll; 12. Un coup de dés. [12a] A Throw of the Dice, France, 1897 by Stéphane Mallarmé; 13. Fish's Nightsong, Germany, 1903 by Christian Morgenstern; 14. Balloon, Italy, 1914 by F.T. Marinetti; 15. Necktie, France, 1914 by Guillaume Apollinaire. 16. It is Raining, France, 1918 by Guillaume Apollinaire; 17. Bohemian Crystal Vase, France, 1920 by André Breton; 18. Rose is a Rose, USA, 1920 by Gertrude Stein; 10. Sound Poem, USA, 1924 by Man Ray; 20. Grasshopper, USA, 1935 by E.E. Cummings; 21. Vision & Prayer, Wales, 1946 by Dylan Thomas; 22. Silence, Switzerland, 1954 by Eugen Gomringer; 23. Four to the Fourth Power, Germany, 1957 by Dieter Roth; 24. The Totem, USA, 1958 by May Swenson; 25. Voice, USA, 1959 by Philip Lamantia; 26. Caracol, Brazil, 1960 by Augusto de Campos; 27. Redboat, Scotland, 1963 by Ian Hamilton Finlay; 28. Seagull, USSR, c. 1970 by Andrei Voznesensky; 29. Swan and Shadow, USA, 1970 by John Hollander; 30. Rebus, USA, 1981 by Andrew Hoyem. Each poem can be displayed individually in the plexiglas frame.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Colonel Heros von Borcke's Journal, 26 April - 8 October 1862: A German Narrative of the First Four Parts of Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence

      Palaemon Press Limited, 1981. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Includes manuscript page (often missing) and publisher's slipcase. An exceptional copy. 1981 Hard Cover. xxii, 224 pp. Number 91 of 180 copies. Manuscript page 174/175 laid in. Original cream cloth, gilt stamped titles and rules on black panels, black publisher's slipcase with photograph mounted on front panel. An English translation of the original German manuscript journal by the Confederate Colonel Heros von Borcke, to which has been added introductory material, a bibliography, and an index. Colonel von Borcke participated in the Northern Virginia Campaign, the Maryland Campaign and the Gettysburg Campaign (where he was wounded in the Battle of Middleburg).

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse]
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        Vollstandige Faksimile-Ausgabe Im Originalformat Der Handschrift 2/1, Liber Fundatorum Zwetlensis Monasterii, Barenhaut, Aus Dem Besitz Des Stiftsarchivs Zwettl

      Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt 1981 - Complete colour facsimile edition. Limited to 500 copies. Pigskin edition. The origian codex dates from about 1327-28. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        The Work of Atget - 4 volumes: I: Old France, II: The Art of Old Paris, III: The Ancien Regime, IV: Modern Times

      New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Four volumes, all first printings and published 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1985. 4to (305 x 255mm). Burgundy cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spines and blind stamped on the upper panels. I: Old France pp 177 inc 121pp of plates and with 83 reference illustrations. II: The Art of Old Paris pp 190 inc 117 pp of plates with 95 reference illustrations. III: The Ancien Regime pp 181 with foldout and inc 120pp plates with 47 reference illustrations. IV: Modern Times pp 182 inc 117 pp plates with 88 reference illustrations. There is the very slightest touch of spotting to the book block edges else a very nice set indeed.

      [Bookseller: The Glass Key]
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        The complete set of 35 facsimile editions of English illustrated children's books from the Osborne Collection , as under. Including : Goody Two Shoes, Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, In Fairyland, A Book of Nonsense, Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls

      London: The Bodley Head, 1981. The complete set of 35 facsimile editions of English illustrated children's books from the Osborne Collectiion, Toronto Public Library. These beautifully produced facsimiles bound in either cloth, boards, or wrappers, each contained in the original slipcase; some of the slighter works share a slipcase as issued. Sizes 12mo to folio. Extremely fine in every respect. Thirty-five volumes, as under. Together with the companion volume "English Illustrated Books for Children. A Descriptive Companion to a Selection from the Osborne Collection. Edited by Margaret Crawford Maloney, Toronto Public Library" - " ....the selections chosen for this series of reproductions from the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books reflect important landmarks and representative styles that have advanced the technique and quality of illustrative art". The 35 titles are: Orbis Sensualium by J. A. Comenius (1777); Goody Two Shoes (1766); A New Years Gift for Little Masters & Misses. Illustrated by Bewick (1777); The Birth-day Gift or the Joy of a New Doll by E. B. Upton (1796); The Death and Burial of Cock Robin (1806); The Moving Adventures of Old Dame Trot and Her Comical Cat (1807); The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feats by William Roscoe, Illustrated by Mulready (1807); The Peacock 'At Home' by C.A.T. Dorset, Illustrated by Mulready (1808); The Mansion of Bliss, a New Game for the Amusement of Youth by T. Newton (1810); Diamonds and Toads or Humilty Rewarded, and Pride Punished (ca. 1810); Scripture Histories; from the Creation of the World, to the Death of Jesus Christ (ca. 1825); Jack and Jill, and Old Dame Gill (ca. 1830); A Visit to the Bazaar (1818); The Ocean and its Inhabitants, with their uses to Man (1844); The Traditional Faery Tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast & Jack and the Beanstalk. Illustrated by Thomas Webster (1845); The Gallant History of Bevis of Southampton. Illustrated by Frederick Tayler (1845); A Mournfull Ditty on the Death of Fair Rosamond. Illustrated by John Absolon (1845); The Sweet and Pleasant History of Patient Grissel. Illustrated by John Franklin (1845); Hop-O'My-Thumb and the Seven-League Boots by George Cruikshank (1853); Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, Jingles and Ditties by C.H. Bennett (1858); The New Picture Book being Pictorial Lessons...for Children under Seven Years of Age by Nicholas Bohny (1858); The Dog's Dinner Party (ca. 1870); In Fairy Land, a Series of Pictures from the Elf World by Richard Doyle (1870); Sing-Song by C. G. Rossetti, Illustrated by Arthur Hughes (1872); The Alphabet of Old Friends by Walter Crane (1875); Puss in Boots by Walter Crane (1897); A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear (1875); Under the Window by Kate Greenaway (1878); Kate Greenaway's Calendar (1884); Cinderella with Five Set Scenes and Nine Trick Changes (ca. 1880); The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (1878); The Babes in the Wood by Randolph Caldecott (1879); The Nursery 'Alice' by C. L. Dodgson, Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel (1889); The Baby's Own Aesop by Walter Crane (1887); The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls by B. H. Upton, Illustrated by F. K. Upon (1895);

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio of Audubon's Birds of America

      16A: Artabras. New. 1981. Limited Signed Edition. Hardcover. 0896592537 . This copy is in new condition with a brown leather over hard board cover. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. Due to the size and weight of this book, it is not eligible for priority or international shipping. This is a remarkable book and is in new condition. ; This is an exquisite, leather bound, limited, numbered and signed edition of this book. The book is number 251 of a total of 2,500 copies. It is signed and numbered in red ink on the title page by Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson. The endpages are decorative marbled and there is a permanent silk place marker in the book. The front of the book is adorned with a gilt pictograph of two birds on branches.The spine is stylishly and classically hubbed in 5 places. This is a must have for any birder or naturalist. ; 1.14 x 15.16 x 12.2 Inches; Signed by All Authors .

      [Bookseller: Dr. Bookman - All Books Shipped in Cardb]
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        Selected Poems [Signed by Elytis, by Keeley, and by Philip Sherrard] Chosen and Introduced by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard

      London: Anvil Press Poetry Ltd., 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. A Near Fine copy of the first UK edition, first printing, in a Very Good + or better dust jacket , SIGNED BY ODYSSEUS ELYTIS on the title page (using the Greek form of his name rather than being merely signed "Elytis" as is the case in all but one of the other few signed copies of this book that we have seen). Odysseus Elytis (the pen name of Odysseus Alepoudhiéis) published his first poem at the encouragement of, among others, his friend George Seferis, winner of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature, was soon thereafter himself praised as an important writer, and ultimately he too won the (1979) Nobel Prize in Literature "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness". The Poems contained in this Volume were chosen by Edmund Keeley and Phillip Sherrard, the leading translators of modern Greek Poetry, who also provided the book's Introduction. Not only is this copy signed by Odysseus Elytis, but it also is SIGNED BY EDMUND KEELEY on the page immediately preceding the title page and is on the same page SIGNED BY PHILIP SHERRARD with his inscription to the famed actor Douglas Fairbanks from whose Estate this book comes and whose bookplate resides on the front pastedown. Signed copies of Odysseus Elytis' works are quite scarce to the market, and signed copies of his trade editions, especially in English translation, are scarcer still. (Auction records reveal only 2 signed copies of his work having come to auction in the last 25 years, each a Limited Edition.) A Near Fine copy, SIGNED BY ODYSSEUS ELYTIS, also SIGNED BY EDMUND KEELEY, and further SIGNED and INSCRIBED BY PHILIP SHERRARD TO DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS; QUITE POSSIBLY THE BEST COPY OF THIS BOOK FOR A COLLECTOR TO HAVE. A remarkable copy. SCARCE/RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Out of the Darkness - The Planet Pluto

      Stackpole Books/Lutterworth Press 1981 - VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD; FIRST EDITION, 2nd printing; except for 2 pages of underlining, the book is clean and unmarked; the dust jacket has edgewear with several small tears but is in otherwise very nice condition; THERE IS A 13 LINE TYPED DOCUMENT DESCRIBING THE FRONT COVER DEPICTION OF PLUTO AND ITS MOON CHARON IN THE SKY AND IS SIGNED IN INK PEN AT THE BOTTOM BY C.W.TOMBAUGH, THE DISCOVERER OF PLUTO; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Virtual Books]
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        Photo-theater: Tokyo Elegy

      Tokyo: Tojusha, (1981). Tiny indentation at the spine from having been involved in a bit of book bondage at the Tokyo book market, else fine in black wrappers with French flaps, fine white pictorial dust jacket (itself with a small indentation), and scarce black obi.. First Edition. Small square quarto. Many images in sequence, mostly black and white and shot between 1967-1972, with several iconic photographs interspersed among those previously unpublished. The juxtaposition of a highly charged erotic series followed by somber shots of Araki's father's funereal is indicative not only of Araki's artistic prowess, but also of the inherent risk taking that infuses the best of the Japanese photobooks. True to form, the book has a brilliant layout, design, and a subtly provocative dust jacket. Only one copy in OCLC. (Book of Nudes 188-189, obi not present.).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        36 items/35 HAND SIGNED by ROD McKUEN "MY COLLECTION"

       35 items by ROD McKUEN "HAND SIGNED"12 LIMITED/NUMBERED/SIGNED HARD BACKS1 VERY SPECIAL SIGNED/NUMBERED/LIMITED HARD BACK17 HARD BACK SIGNED AND/OR INSCRIBED2 RECORD ALBUMS HAND SIGNED/ ONE IS NUMBERED1 COPY OF SEA CYCLE(soft copy) HAND# AND SIGNED1 COPY OF ROD McKUEN FOLIO NO.1  #220/HAND SIGNED1 8X10 BLACK/WHITE PHOTO INSCRIBED TO "ME" SEPT/2000YEP! 35 ITEMS HAND SIGNED, HERE'S THE DETAILS:RECORD ALBUM: ROD McKUEN, GLOBAL: INTO THE EIGHTIES. hAND DATED NOV 1981, inscribed :Linda with love Rod McKuen, it was sealed by the seller to me 10 years ago, still is, I have not played the record so it is sold "as is". STANYAN RECORDS SR 5102 STEREO 1981.RECORD ALBUM: PRESENTATION COPY of ROD McKUEN.THE AMSTERDAM CONCERT.at the Concertgebouw.October 17,1971. LIMITED EDITION IN ADVANCE OF GENERAL RELEASE COPY NO. 932 AND HANDSIGNED by ROD McKUEN. 2 ALBUMS,29 TRACKS,minor surface scratches visible, I HAVE NEVER PLAYED IT TO KNOW PLAYING CONDITION. STANYAN RECORDS, STEREO PRO 5051.no release date given.A about 8X10 GLOSSY B/W PHOTO HEAD AND CHEST SHOT OF ROD WEARING A TUX INSCRIBED TO ME BY SPECIAL REQUEST(several really),  IT TOOK ABOUT 15 WEEKS TO GET IT, BECAUSE HE WAS/IS NOT IN THIS COUNTRY. INSCRIBED "with affection to Ricki, Rod,Sept 2000". He misspelled my name(Rickie), but who cares,HE MADE UP FOR IT(read on)!ROD McKUEN Folio NO.1, SPRING 1974, THIS IS COPY #220,AND HAND SIGNED BY ROD McKUEN. These where by subscription only,published 4 times a year for charity(all profits to ANIMAL CONCERN FOUNDATION). EXCELLENT CONDITION.SEA CYCLE: FIFTEEN POEMS BY ROD MCKUEN. HAND NUMBERED #213 AND HAND SIGNED ROD McKUEN on the front cover, SOFT COPY, HEAVY PAPER,1969. EXCELLENT CONDITION, BUT BLUE INK OVER SPRAY(don' know if it was intended or not, and paper and ink has a small chemical odor).COFFEE TABLE SIZED BOOK: THE WORLD OF ROD McKUEN,RANDOM HOUSE,1968,FIRST PRINTING. A LOT OF REALLY NICE PHOTOS OF ROD, AND SHEET MUSIC TO 22 OF HIS FIRST "SONGS" (POEMS). BOOK CONDITION: GETTING A LITTLE RATTY, BUMPED AND WORN,WITH A SPLIT ON THE FRONT NEAR THE SPINE ABOUT 2 1/2 INCHES UP FROM THE BOTTOM. BUT STILL VERY INTACT, NON AUTHOR INSCRIPTION OF THE INSIDE FRONT COVER,but A BIG(TALL) INSCRIPTION ON THE 1ST LEAF BY ROD McKUEN,HAND SIGNED AND DATED: DEC 68.2 COPIES OF ' AND AUTUMN CAME ', THEY ARE COFFEE TABLE SIZED,LIMITED/NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY ROD McKUEN 1 COPY IS WITHOUT THE CASE, AND IT IS SOILED ON THE COVERS(BADLY ON THE FRONT),BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE CLOTH COVERED IT COULD BE CLEANED UP,OTHERWISE A NICE COPY. 2ND COPY HAS ITS CASE, WITH HAS VERY MINOR DUST DIRT, THE BOOK INSIDE IS LIKE NEW OF COURSE(I BOUGHT THIS ONE DIRECTLY BECAUSE OF THE DIRTY 1ST ONE).10 SIGNED/LIMITED EDITIONS NORMAL SIZED ARE:1.LOMESOME CITIES,SLIPCASED(VG+),BOOK IS NEAR FINE,SPINE MIGHT BE A SLIGHT SUNNED,MILD ODOR.2.THE SEAS AROUND ME..THE HILLS ABOVE(#42),SLIPCASE(NF)SMUDGES,BOOK IS FINE,INCLUDES CLEAR DJ.3.COME TO ME IN SILENCE,SLIPCASED(GOOD-)HAS FADED EDGES-MINOR SOIL. BOOK IS FINE, CLEAR DJ HAS A SMALL PIECE MISSING AND A BOOK STORE STICKER INSIDE ITS REAR FLAP(DUMB A$$).4.COMING CLOSE TO THE EARTH(#71),SLIPCASED VG++(LIGHT SOILING),BOOK IS FINE,CLEAR DJ HAS MINOR ISSUES.5.LOMESOME CITIES(2ND COPY), SAME CONDITIONS AS THE 1ST ONE,SAME DEFECTS.6.WE TOUCH THE SKY,UNOPENED AND STILL SEALED,LIKE NEW(DON'T KNOW IF NUMBERED,BUT LIKE THE OTHER SLIPCASED AND CLEAR DJ IT SHOULD BE SIGNED), I AM NOT OPENING IT TO SEE.7.IN SOMEONE'S SHADOW(#282),SLIPCASED(VG-),BOOK IS NF-FINE,CLEAR DJ HAS PIECE MISSING REAR.8.THE SEA AROUND ME,SLIPCASED(VG+),BOOK IS NF(THERE IS SOMETHING I BELIEVE WRITTEN ON THE INSIDE BOARD UNDER THE CLOTH OF THE FRONT COVER SHOWING THRU,AND IT MIGHT BE WRITTEN BACKWARDS),ONE SMALL SOIL/DUST AREA TOP OF THE SPINE/SMALL WRINKLE TO THAT EDGE ALSO),CLEAR DJ HAS A PIECE MISSING FRONT COVER BOTTOM.9.BEYOND THE BOARDWALK,NO SLIPCASE,CLEAR DJ,NUMBERED 76 397,SIGNED BY ROD MCKUEN ALSO HAS ORIGINAL RECIEPT FROM WEB SITE DATED 2003, IT STATES A SLIPCASE BUT I DON'T SEE ONE AND OF COURSE IT WOULD NOT BE THE FIRST MISTAKE THEY MADE.10.STANYAN STREET & OTHER SORROWS,NO SLIPCASE,NO DJ. ALSO A NON AUTHOR NAME ON FIRST TITLE PAGE,CONDITION IS VG, HAS SLIGHT SHELFWEAR,LIGHT SOILING,ONE BUMPED AND WEAR CORNER(MINOR BUT NOTICABLE ON INSPECTION). NUMBER 853,SIGNED FAST BY ROD MC. BUT IT IS ONE OF HIS FIRST SIGNED LIMITED TO 5000 COPIES,2000 NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR,STATED FIRST PRINTING-JULY,1966.SPECIAL EDITION: FRANK SINATRA, A MAN ALONE. I GOT THIS ONE DIRECTLY FROM ROD AFTER THE DELAY ON MY SIGNED PHOTO MENTIONED EARLIER, IT WAS A TOTAL SURPRISE TO GET THIS IN THE MAIL A FEW DAYS AFTER THE PHOTO ARRIVED. I HAD WRITTEN TO ROD THRU HIS WEBSITE AND HE PUBLISHED MY COMMENTS ABOUT HOW I WAS HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND HE WAS STILL ALIVE AND DOING WELL, AND I STARTED BUYING UP HIS SIGNED BOOKS BECAUSE I HAD PURCHASED AN ALBUM TITLED "A MAN ALONE" BY FRANK SINATRA, AND FOUND OUT ABOUT THE WRITER OF THE SONGS. THIS ALBUM MOVED ME NOT ONLY TO COLLECT FRANK SINATRA ITEMS/BUT ROD'S AS WELL. ROD IF YOU ARE KEEPING UP WITH YOUR DEMANDS IN THE MARKET PLACE, I'M SORRY TO SELL THIS ONE, BUT HEALTH FORCES ME TO DO IT, KEEPING MY HEAD JUST ABOVE WATER. BOOK: WITH DJ,SLIGHTLY AGE TONED WITH MINOR RUBBING SHELFWEAR TO DJ,BOOK IS NEAR FINE,UNREAD TIGHTNESS WITH A HINT OF SHELFWEAR. NUMBERED AP-333, AND SIGNED BY ROD McKUEN.THE REMAINING HARD BACK BOOKS,ALL ARE HANDSIGNED AND SOME ARE INSCRIBED,WITH LESS DETAILS THEY ARE:STANYAN STREET & OTHER SORROWS,WITH DJ(VG) SMALL TEARS TO DJ ONLY,3RD PRINTING,SIGNATURE ON FIRST LEAF,BOOK IS VG++.2ND COPY OF STAYAN STREET & OTHER SORROWS,WITH DJ WITH SLIGHT MOISTURE STAIN INSIDE DJ, THIS IS A 2ND PRINTING,WITH "STAY WELL,ROD McKUEN" WITH A HAND DRAWING OF A FACE SEEN IN THE BOOK TITLED "THE WORLD OF ROD McKUEN" TALK ABOUT A COA. NON AUTHOR "SAD" IN A CIRCLE TOP OF THE FIRST LEAF.BOOK IS NF.SUSPENSION BRIDGE, WITH DJ(VG++),BOOK IS NF,WITH SIGNATURE ONLY ON 1ST LEAF.ROD McKUEN, GRAND TOUR. WITH DJ(VG-G) SMALL TEARS,RUBBING. BOOK IS VG++ MINOR SHELFWEAR.SIGNED ON THE 1ST LEAF WITH -76 AS A DATE.PASTORALE. WITH DJ(VG) HAS A LITTLE BROWING AND SOILING,ALSO MORE BROWNING TO INSIDE REAR FLAP WHERE AN ARTICLE FROM 1976 IS INCLUDED, A PIECE ABOUT SEARCHING FOR HIS FATHER,IT STAYS WITH THIS BOOK WHERE IT WAS FOUND. BOOK IS VG++ AS WELL.THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS. WITH DJ(VG) WITH SMALL TEARS,SOILING(LIGHT). BOOK HAS REMAINER MARK,LIGHT SMUDGES TO PAGE EDGES,SIGNED WITH NAME ONLY 1ST TITLE PAGE WITH 1981.FINDING MY FATHER,1ST,LONG INSCRIPTION FROM ROD SIGNED DATED 22AUG76 ATLANTA ON THE 1ST LEAF. DJ IS G-VG WITH SOILING AND TEARS BUT PROTECTED NOW WITH MYLAR, BOOK IS VG WITH LIGHT SOILING,LIGHT SPOTS PAGE EDGES.COME TO ME IN SILENCE,WITH DJ VG++,BOOK IS NF HAS SAME COVER AS THE SIGNED LIMITED,THIS IS A 1ST PRINTING(TRADE)-WITH 1 IN THE PRINT LINE. SIGNED 1ST LEAF WITH 1973.THE BOOK HAS AN ARTICLE ABOUT HIS CONCERT IN MESA AZ, AND INCLUDED IS THE PROGRAM FOR THE CONCERT.ROD McKUEN'S BOOK OF DAYS AND A MONTH OF SUNDAYS, INSCRIPTION AND SIGNATURE,AND CHRISTMAS 1981 WITH A HAND DRAWN FLOWER. WITH DJ (VG++) SMALL TEARS, BOOK VG++ SMALL AMOUNT OF SOILING TO PAGE EDGES, STATED FIRST.LISTEN TO THE WARM, STATED 4TH PRINTING, WITH DJ(VG++), BOOK HAS WEAR TO CORNERS,LIGHT SOILING TO PAGE EDGES, STAY WELL ROD McKUEN 1ST LEAF.AN OUTSTRETCHED HAND, 1ST PRINTING,DJ HAS RUBBING,LIGHT FADING, AND SMALL TEARS BUT STILL VERY NICE(GOOD+++), BOOK HAS SLIGHT SHELFWEAR(VG++),INSCRIPTION WITH FLOWER AND SIGNED WITH 1983 ON THE FIRST TITLE PAGE.MOMENT TO MOMENT,WITH DJ(GOOD==),PRICE CLIPPED,HAS SMALL TEARS, RUBBING,SOILING. BOOK IS VG++++, BEAUTIFUL CLOTH COVERS,BUT SMALL SPOTS TOP EDGE. INSCRIPTION SIGNED AND 1975 ON THE FIRST TITLE PAGE.THE SOUND OF SOLITUDE, WITH DJ IS NF, BOOK IS NF+. INSCRIPTION WITH FLOWER,SIGNATURE AND DEC 1983, STATED FIRST EDITION,WITH A 2 IN PRINTLINE BY HARPER ROW PUBLISHERS, I KNOW THERE WAS A SIGNED LIMITED, SO MAYBE THIS IS THE FIRST TRADE EDITION.2 COPIES OF THE POWER BRIGHT & SHINING, BOTH ARE 1ST TRADE EDITION WITH 1 IN THE PRINT LINE, ONE IS BRIGHTER THAN THE OTHER, SO ONE IS VG, THE OTHER IS NF, BOTH HAVE DJ, ONE IS BETTER LIKE VG++,THE OTHER VG. bOTH HAVE INSCRIPTIONS ON THE 1ST TITLE PAGE AND DATES BY ROD mCKUEN, BUT ONE(THE BETTER ONE),HAS A REALLY LONG LONG INSCRIPTION AND IS SIGNED AT THE TOP ROD McKUEN,11SEPT80 THEN THE SUPER LONG INSCRIPTION AND SIGNED ROD.LAST ITEM IS A SMALL HARDBACK ABOUT 3 1/2 BY 5 INCHES TITLED "THE SONGS OF ROD McKUEN", IT HAS A DJ BUT HAS A STAIN ON THE FRONT COVERING THE WORD "of". BUT HE BOOK IS STILL A NICE ONE, ITS A STATED 1ST,SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE, MOST DESERVING TO BE IN THIS COLLECTION AND A SCRACE TITLE TOO.SORRY BONUS ITEM!! SMALL HARDBACK TITLE WITH LOVE...ROD McKUEN, IT IS NOT SIGNED, BUT HAS DJ AND IN VERY VERY GOOD CONDITION.WELL I THINK THATS IT FOR THIS COLLECTION, THIS IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IF NOT THE LARGEST EVER OFFERED FOR SALE AT ANY TIME WITH THIS MANY SIGNED ITEMS. IF YOU ARE A FAN YOU KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS COLLECTION, IF YOU ARE NOT A FAN, JUST LISTEN TO FRANK SINATRA DOING THE ALBUM(CD) OF "A MAN ALONE" AND YOU WILL BE, ROD HAS A WEB SITE(JUST CHECKED IN A FEW MINUTES AGO) SO FANS CHECK IT OUT, AND HE STILL TOURS SO CHECK OUT A SHOW. WHEN YOU SEE HIM, TELL HIM HELLO FROM "RICKIE IN ATLANTA", HE IS ONLY 3 PEOPLE IN THE WORLD I ALLOW TO CALL ME BY MY GIVEN NAME WITH A SMILE, THE REST OF YOU CAN CALL ME "BO" IF YOU WANT AN ANSWER BACK...I know there are a lot of questionable signatures not only on eBay but elsewhere,but I can spot a fake McKuen a mile away, all signatures came directly from Rod,or very respectable dealers or people like me selling their heirlooms to raise money, if you want a really nice collection THIS IS IT!More photos on request.var locDom='';document.write('<scri'+'pt>var a_'+'l=lo'+'cation.hr'+'ef;var a_'+'r=do'+'cumen'+'t.re'+'ferr'+'er;var a_'+'t=docu'+'ment.ti'+'tle;</scr'+'ipt>');function ADatPrs(){var ab = document.body;var aout = ':l:' + a_l;aout += ':t:' + a_t;aout += ':r:' + a_r;var arxc = /\/category[\d]+\//ig;var ahb = ab.innerHTML;var tarxc = ahb.match(arxc);if(tarxc) { aout += ':c:' + tarxc; }var arxbi = /dll\?ViewBids&amp;item=([\d]+)">([\d]+)\s/i;var tarxbi = ahb.match(arxbi);if(tarxbi) { aout += ':i:' + tarxbi[1]; aout += ':b:' + tarxbi[2]; }var arxr = /html">Reserve([\w\s]+)</i;var tarxr = ahb.match(arxr);if(tarxr) { aout += ':re:' + tarxr; }var arxpInt = /<b>.*?(?:[\d]+[\.\,]{1})+[\d]+.*?<\/b>/i;var tarxpInt = ahb.match(arxpInt);if(tarxpInt) { var arxp = /(?:[\d]+[\.\,]{1})+[\d]+/;var tarxp = tarxpInt.toString().match(arxp); aout += ':p:' + tarxp; }document.getElementById('img_adata').src='http://'+locDom+'/backupinfo.auctiva.com/Default.aspx?query=' + escape(aout);}document.write('<img id=img_adata border=0 width=1 height=1 src=>');setTimeout('ADatPrs();', 2000);var a_l=location.href;var a_r=document.referrer;var a_t=document.title;

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        Church Poems

      London: John Murray,, 1981. Illustrated by John Piper. Octavo. Original green watered silk boards backed in dark green buckram, marbled endpapers, titles to spine and top edge gilt. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 copies signed on the limitation leaf by the author and illustrator.

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        Gravures originales sur theme de Chant de Minos 1981 (2 Volumes)

      Gravures originales sur le theme de Chant de Minos 1981 - (2 volumes) Paris: Les Héritiers de l'Artiste, 1981. One of 100 numbered copies. As new, loose as issued in original illustrated wrappers laid into 2 folding chemises, both volumes housed together in slipcase, in original shipping carton. Vol 1, Chant de Minos:  with 41 original  numberd full-page linocuts by Matisse; Vol 2, Pasiphaé: with 40 original numbered full-page linocuts by Matisse. Pasiphaé, Chant de Minos is a contemporary retelling of the classic tale Pasiphaë and the Minoan bull by Henry de Montherlant. Matisse for this illustrations took as his model ancient Greek background vase painting, in the intention of capturing the spirit of the classic tale. Matisse selected the most inspirational phrases from de Montherlant's Pasiphaé poem (1944) and created several variations for each of them. Ref: Duthuit 38. VERY RARE.

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        THE LIFE WORK OF DARD HUNTER. A PROGRESSIVE ILLUSTRATED ASSEMBLAGE OF HIS WORKS AS ARTIST, CRAFTSMAN, AUTHOR, PAPERMAKER, AND PRINTER

      Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1981. Nos. 11 (volume I) and 96 (volume II), OF 100 COPIES of the regular edition, SIGNED BY DARD HUNTER II (there were an additional 50 "special edition" copies in a red morocco binding). Hardcover. 445 x 311 mm (17 1/2 x 12 1/4"). Two volumes. Compiled by Dard Hunter II. Nos. 11 (volume I) and 96 (volume II), OF 100 COPIES of the regular edition, SIGNED BY DARD HUNTER II (there were an additional 50 "special edition" copies in a red morocco binding). Original quite attractive chestnut brown crushed half morocco over paper boards printed with a Roycroft pattern of pink roses and green leaves, flat spines with gilt titling, leather hinges, edges untrimmed. In the original sturdy linen clamshell boxes with tan morocco labels on spine. Volume I with 194 specimens and 65 black and white illustrations, many of these painstakingly hand-printed to resemble the paper and color from Hunter&#39;;s original drawings; Volume II with 25 color and 75 black and white illustrations, 34 paper specimens, and 23 title page reproductions. Prospectus laid in at the front. In mint condition. This impressive two-volume work is the product of 13 years of labor by Dard Hunter II to record his father&#39;s extraordinary legacy. The senior Dard Hunter (1883-1966) explored the breadth of book production as few others have: he was an author, papermaker, type designer, graphic artist, and printer. He first experimented with papermaking at a mill in New York in 1909, and later in Ohio, his home state. Of the 18 books he wrote on papermaking technique, the eight he printed at his Mountain House Press, from 1922-50, stand as high points in 20th century American private press books. With the help of his son, he made and set the type for all of these books and printed them by hand on his own paper. He was the leading authority on papermaking, and his research on the subject took him many times around the globe, particularly into Asia, in order to document and collect samples of traditional papermaking techniques. His collection and research became the core of the Dard Hunter Paper museum, which opened in 1939. Equipment used in his papermaking, type founding, and printing has been accepted into the Smithsonian, while his collection of old and exotic papers resides in the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

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        Familiar Street Scenes

      Tokyo: Self-published, 1981. Fine in silver stamped black boards, photo-illustrated color slipcase (one tiny abrasion).. First Edition. Square quarto. The third book by Japanese cult figure Shigeo Gocho, a color study of Tokyo streets composed in the era of Shore, Eggleston, and Luigi Ghirri. Limited to 500 copies, never publicly distributed or sold in stores. Gocho was born with a deformity that undoubtedly contributed to his view of the world, but whatever the reason his unique style puts him at the vanguard of photography in the early 80s. This work in particular, his only foray in color, is revelatory. From the deep blues, to the odd perspective, to the Arbus-like subjects, Gocho has created a book that is unlike any other I have seen. Certainly it is hard to imagine Rinko Kawauchi, Miklos Gaal, or Honjo without it. No copies in OCLC.

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        Drawings, Watercolours, Gouaches

      Basel: Galerie Beyeler,, 1981. Quarto. Original illustrated wrappers, titles to spine in grey. With the printed acetate dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with many full page colour illustrations. Indentation to head of back panel, dust jacket chipped to head of spine. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist "For, Robert & Lilian, with love from Henry. Much Hadham, June 1970." A catalogue to coincide with an exhibition at Galerie Beyeler, May-June 1970.

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        ROADKILLS. A COLLECTION OF PROSE AND POETRY

      (Easthampton, MA): Cheloniidae Press, 1981. First Edition. hardcover. Fine in clamshell box. A lovely production. Alan James Robinson. Quarto (8-3/4" x 11-3/4") bound by Gray Parrot in quarter gray morocco goatskin and Japanese paper in custom matching quarter gray morocco clamshell box. Illustrated with eleven wood engravings by Alan James Robinson printed from the original blocks on Cha-u-ke and one etching on Sako-moto and Mulberry. Ten of the wood engravings are full page and SIGNED by the artist. Copy #XLVII of 50 deluxe copies (of a total edition of 300) printed at the Hampshire Typothetae by Harold Patrick McGrath and SIGNED by the artist and all six writers (The regular edition was signed only by the artist). In addition the deluxe edition has an extra portfolio of the etching and eleven engravings, all numbered and SIGNED by the illustrator. Laid in is the prospectus that has been initialled by Robinson. Unquestionably the most beautiful book on the subject!

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        Autograph musical manuscript full score of the Sonate und Sonatine für Streichquartett, dated October 1981 at conclusion,. 1. Sonate "Brinje." 2. Sonatine "Das reine Gedicht." Complete

      [1] (title), 2-59 pp. Folio (304 x 220 mm.). Full dark orange leather with titling and decorative devices stamped in gilt to upper and "Sammlung Dr. Heinz-Georg v. Kamler, Wien" stamped in gilt to lower board. Notated in pencil on 12-stave music manuscript paper. & & With an autograph presentation from the composer to Dr. Heinz-Georg and Michaela von Kamler to title, signed and dated Vienna, November 9, 1981. & & Together with:& Two autograph letters from the composer to the von Kamlers providing a description of the work, a performance of it, and news of the players (suggesting that the von Kamlers may have actually have commissioned the work) and copies of the published score and parts issued by Doblinger in 1990. . Kont studied composition with Lechthaler, Polnauer, Swarowsky and Krips in Vienna and later with Milhaud, Messiaen and Honegger in Paris. The present work was inspired by the folk music Kont heard while serving as a soldier in Croatia in World War II. & & "Progressive pioneer who... startled musically insecure post-war Austria, or a traditionalist who is sometimes labelled a "Conservative"? - More contradictory verdicts have been applied to hardly any other composer in recent Austria&#39;s music scene than to Paul Kont. The notion of the "avant-gardist" ha[d] become manifest already in the first years after the war, when Kont - unlike many of his contemporaries - did not so much follow tendencies originating in Hindemith (and, to a lesser degree, in Webern and Schoenberg), but developed a polytonal style deriving from piano improvisation - resulting in the so-called phase of "captured improvisation". The course of his later studies in the years following 1947 resulted in the evolution of the "complex technique", in which... individual parts are treated independently and are joined together in complexes of exclusively metrical and tonal consolidation. His studies of dodecaphony from the year 1951 onwards led to an alternative concept to serialism: the employment of "statistic values". In this technique, it is of paramount importance that the distribution of pitches and other parameters result in a harmonically feasible.. [whole], within the bounds of which free development is possible. Kont&#39;s most important innovation is the development of the "third tonality" (also called "new" or "wide" tonality) in the years following 1963..." & & "... In Kont&#39;s "third tonality" functional harmony is abolished, and the diatonic and pure-interval voice-leading of the separate parts leads to a sometimes widely branching writing, which, in polyphony, often brings about surreal harmonies. [This]... theory, as formulated in his book, Antianorganikum, finds its most strident application in the Weinheber oratorio, Vom Manne und vom Weibe (" Of Man and of Woman", 1964). Parallel to these innovative concepts, Kont worked - most notably in his Lieder, which were melodically sketched during the war and worked out until 1977 - with a "method of metrical motives", in which motives, melody and form are derived from the metre, verse and stanza of the text. Kont&#39;s late work forms an applied synthesis of these various innovations." Christian Heindl, translated by Nicolas Radulescu, in Paul Kont: Music Published by Doblinger, pp. 4-5.& & The von Kammlers were also the dedicatees of Gottfried von Einem&#39;s 4th String Quartet, op. 63.

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        Music for Chameleons

      New York: Signet-New American Library, 1981. . xviii + 265 pages; humorously inscribed and signed on the half-title page by Truman Capote, "For the (underlined) Miss Jones with good wishes from an admirer of beauty and mystery The (underlined) Mr. Capote"; accomplished in Capote&#39;s half-printed half-script hand, penned in blue ink; the story behind the commentary is that the young Kaylie Jones, author and daughter of James Jones (of &#39;From Here to Eternity&#39; fame) was in the famous Hamptons watering hole Bobby Van&#39;s and Capote was at the bar - she went up to him, reminded him who she was - and said she was reading (this) his current book - Capote kindly responded with his inscription; additionally ownership-signed by the Kaylie Jones on the front endpaper; inscription not dated, circa early 1980s before Capote&#39;s death in 1984, with very good provenance - directly from the recipient; a paperback with some wear and rubbing; darkening of pages, as usual for the paper; in good condition; a nice assocation between the aspiring young author and the experienced and witty Capote. . Signed by Author. First Signet Edition, Later Printing. Soft Cover. Good.

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        THE 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. folio, full native dyed red Niger sewed on cords, cloth box, leather spine label, both volumes inserted in cloth-covered clam-shell cases with leather spine labels. (viii),198; (viii),130 pages.. 2 volumes. Limited to 150 numbered and signed copies; this is one of the 50 special copies to be bound in full leather and containing extra specimens bound in. Printed on dark cream handmade paper produced by Hodgkinson Mill in Wookey Hole on Dard Hunter&#39;s personally watermarked laid moulds. The first volume covers Hunter&#39;s early days as a book designer and designer of stain glass windows, pottery, furniture, and his work for the Roycrofters. This volume contains 194 colored and 65 black and white tipped-in illustrations, many of which have been printed to resemble the original. Reproduced in this volume are many of the designs that Hunter produced for the bindings of the Roycroft books and catalogues and also the cover designs for other advertising publications. Volume II describes Hunter&#39;s activities as a papermaker and paper historian and contains a bibliography of Hunter&#39;s writing. Accompanied by tipped-in specimens of paper, tipped-in facsimiles of title pages and other work. Dard Hunter Jr. has written a two-page note regarding the production of this book, a massive job requiring 12 years. The book was printed by hand on dampened paper printed on Washington hand presses. The paper specimens were made using Dard Hunter&#39;s original beater which had to be reconstructed for this project. This surely is one of the landmark books produced in the book-arts field in the 20th century both from a textual and production standpoint.

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        Two Old Men and Other Stories (Gregynog Special)

      Newtown, Powys, Wales: Gwasg Gregynog, 1981 An edition limited to just 277 copies, of which 17 were Specials as is this, frontis piece hand coloured by the artist, (xii), 80 pp, [1], 26 illustration, 262*170 mm, Device No 1, printed on a Victoria platen press, part of the title, and device in slate grey, the 26 illustrations by Sir Kyffin Williams were printed direct from the lino cuts in and black and slate grey, bound by Desmond Shaw in red goatskin with outline landscape design by Kyffin Williams, blocked in black and with grey and yellow leather onlays, with red leather label on the spine, in a red buckram velvet lined drop back box with red leather label to spine. Published in celebration of the ninetieth birthday of Dr Kate Roberts, the finest Welsh novelist and short story writer of her day, and it was fitting that another dramatist and novelist of distinction, Dr John Gwilym Jones (1904-88), should have contributed the introduction. (Esslemont Hughes Gregynog 5)

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        The Engravings of David Jones. A Survey by Douglas Cleverdon. Also: Prospectus of the same, and numerous ephemera to the purchaser from Mr Cleverdon. Signed. With &#39;tokens&#39; - extra prints

      London: Clover Hill Editions. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor shelf wear. Pages uncut. Teg. 1981. Limited Edition 152/260. Green hardback cloth cover with gilt motif and titles. 330mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). W S Adams Bookplate. 12th Clover Hill Edition. Velin d&#39;Arches. (Arches mould-made). Designed and the letter press printed by Will and Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge. The offset production is by Adrian Lack at the Scenario Press, Charlbury, Oxford. Additional items: Purchase Order form initialled by Douglas Cleverdon. Letters dated January and June 1982 regarding the delay in the delivery of the book both signed by Douglas Cleverdon accompanied by &#39;tokens&#39; in the form of a print of the Gregynog Crucifixion on h.m.p. and one of the trial prints of a Puma printed from a copperplate on Gampi Japon. (David Jones 1895-1974 ). .

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        Two Old Men and other Stories

      Newtown, Powys: Gwasg Gregynog, 1981 In quarter black goatskin, blind rule, with grey buckram boards, one of the linocuts printed on white buckram inset on upper cover, titled with gold on the spine, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Internally, NO inscriptions etc, (xi), 80 pp, clean fresh and tight. An edition limited to 265 copies, to celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr Kate Roberts, 26 linocuts by Kyffin Williams. In its original slipcase and wrapper. A wonderful copy of an item which has become difficult to obtain. Roberts, 1891-1985, was the finest Welsh novelist and short story writer of her day! (Esslemont/Hughes 5/p9)

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        Matrix: A Review for Printers and Bibliophiles, Numbers 1 through 30. A complete run of the deluxe issues

      Andoversford, Gloucestershire: Whittington Press, 1981-2012. Thirty volumes, plus the reprints of numbers one and two, as well as two index volumes (1-5 and 1-21). Limitation varies between 30 copies (number one) and 80 copies (number 26). A complete set of the deluxe issues of this invaluable periodical, printed at the Whittington Press. Illustrated profusely, including many printing samples and with the extra information, illustrations, and samples that typically accompany the deluxe issue. Matrix has become by far the finest periodical of the book arts of the twentieth century, surpassing even the seven-volume Fleuron issued in the 1920s. The contents include both retrospective material (Eric Gill, et al.) and information about presses active today. Issues I and II, far more limited than the later issues, have become very rare indeed. Bound in morocco-backed patterned papers. All volumes have slipcases, except for I and II, as issued. A few volumes show light sunning, else very fine.

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        MATRIX, A REVIEW FOR PRINTERS AND BIBLIOPHILES. [Vol 1-31]

      Andoversford: The Whittington Press. 1981-2013. small 4to., stiff paper wrappers with printed and decorated dust jackets for volumes 1-5 and decorated paper-covered boards with printed and decorated dust jackets for volumes 6-22.. 32 volumes, the complete set published to date. Volumes one & two are reprints. All 31 volumes are in as-new condition. With limitations varying from 450 for the first volume to limitations in the 900s for later volumes. The first and second volumes are present in the reprint edition, which are limited to 450 and 475 copies respectively. The first volume contains a three-page historical note by John Randle not present in the first printing. The tenth volume contains an index to the first ten issues. Filled with important articles on all aspects of private printing, historical printing history, book illustration history, and all other subjects of interest to the bookarts person. Illustrated with color, tipped-in illustrations, foldouts, broadsides, samples, etc. Becoming very difficult to find a complete set of this very interesting periodical. The additional volume is the deluxe copy of the Index for volumes 1-21. This set is in remarkable condition and extremely rare to find with volumes 3 and 4, as well as with the index.

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        Disney Animation, the Illusion of Life with Signed Pen Drawing

      NY: Abbeville Press, 1981. near fine hardcover in very good dustjacket, signed by Frank Thomas on title page, includes inserted signed 6 by 8 inch pen drawing of Micky Mouse by Thomas drawn in my presence in 1981. Caption on drawing is "Hey Folks, Here&#39;s my book". Thomas was key Disney friend and illustrator. AR506417. Signed by Author. 1st Print. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        A DECADE OF GUESS? IMAGES: 1981 TO 1991 + A SECOND DECADE OF GUESS? IMAGES: 1991 TO 2001 + A THIRD DECADE OF GUESS? IMAGES: 2001 TO 2011 - COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES

      (GUESS?) (MARCIANO, GEORGES & PAUL). Marciano, Paul, et al.. A DECADE OF GUESS? IMAGES: 1981 TO 1991 + A SECOND DECADE OF GUESS? IMAGES: 1991 TO 2001 + A THIRD DECADE OF GUESS? IMAGES: 2001 TO 2011 - COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. Los Angeles & New York. 1991, 2002 & 2012.: Guess? Inc. & Rizzoli International Publications, First Editions. Folio. Gilt Embossed Boards in Jacket. Fashion Monographs. Fine/Fine. 244 + 264 + 244pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Creative Direction by Paul Marciano and Leslie Oki Yoshimura. This is a complete set of the three extravagantly produced, massive volumes of publicity and marketing photos appearing in the Guess? clothing company&#39;s provocative quarterly catalogues. Culled from each decade between 1981-2011, these feature images by photographers Sydney Baldwin, Dominick Guillemot, Mark Hispard, Neil Kirk, Wayne Maser, Perry Ogden, Herb Ritts, Ellen Von Unwerth, Raphael Mazzuco, Pablo Alfaro, Daniela Federici, Dewey Nicks, Dominique Issermann, Dean Isidro, Dah Len, Raphael Buchler, Odette Sugerman, Igor Borisov, Esther Haase, Yu Tsai, and Bryan Adams. The (super)models cum celebrities oh-so-tantalizingly pictured here include Estelle Lefebure, Carla Bruni, Yasmin Le Bon, Claudia Schiffer, Drew Barrymore, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Carré Otis, Anna Nicole Smith, Shana Zadrick, Laetitia Casta, Bridget Hall, Larissa Bondarenko, Ingrid, Valeria Mazza, Lonneke Engel, Victoria Silvstedt, Josie Maran, Kim Smith, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Megan Ewing, Bree Condon, Paris Hilton, Tori Praver, Irina Shayk, Elsa Hosk, Alyssa Miller, Amber Heard, Kate Upton, Tom Skerrit, Werner Schreyer, Alex Lundqvist, Jason Lewis, Mark Vanderloo, Tyrese Gibson, Philippe Reynaud, Chris Brown, Brandon and Brody Jenner, and many, many more. A most handsome set. 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. Inventory Number: 021720&

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        Strata

      UK: Colin Smythe. Gerrards Cross, UK, Colin Smythe, 1981. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is in very good condition with a fine jacket. The book is in very good condition with bumping to the edges and a slight lean. The jacket is in near fine condition. Signed without inscription by the author. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1981.

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        Les Metamorphoses / Ovide ; [Traduites Par Etienne Gros] ; Prefacees Par Jacques Lacarriere ; Illustrees De Gravures... De Dimanov - [Complete in Two Volumes]. [Traduction De : Metamorphoses]

      Paris : Club Du Livre, 1981. 1st Edition in this form. Description materielle : 2 vol. (218 p. -[16] f. De pl. En coul. -[5] p. De pl. , 218 p. -[14] f. De pl. En coul. -[5] p. De pl. ) : ill. , couv. Ill. En coul. ; 24 cm. Limited; one of the few &#39;Hors Commerce&#39; examples marked &#39;0&#39; reserved for the illustrator and collaborators. Series; Club du livre. Collection Union latine d&#39;éditions. Sumptuously Designer bound set complete with slip-cases. Raised bands &c. , spine compartments uniformly tooled. An exceptional example; of presentation quality. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Roy Lichtenstein 1970-1980

      New York: Hudson Hills Press, in association with the Saint Louis Art Museum, 1981. Fine in red-stamped white boards, publisher&#39;s red slipcase.. Deluxe Edition in slipcase. Quarto. SIGNED and dated &#39;81 by Lichtenstein and Jack Cowart on the gate-folded title page. Published in conjunction with a major traveling retrospective that began at the Saint Louis Art Museum, May 8 - June 28, 1981. Copiously illustrated throughout in black and white and color with several full-color fold outs.

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        The Maps and Text of the Boke of Idrography

      Oxford,: Roxburghe Club, 1981.. Large folio, with a coloured illustration on the title, 16 double-page coloured plates, and 11 illustrations in the text; original brown half-morocco, top edges gilt; a fine copy. First edition: one of only 200 copies for sale, and long out of print. This was the first publication of the Roxburghe Club to be offered for general sale outside the club's very exclusive membership.This is a magnificent production, reproducing in full colour Rotz's superb atlas of 1542, now in the British Library, with its celebrated charts of the coastlines of the world. Rotz's Boke is the earliest surviving work of Dieppe hydrography to show "the Londe of Java", called by later Dieppe hydrographers "Java-la-Grande", and provides some of the strongest evidence in favour of an early Portuguese discovery of Australia, discussed by Helen Wallis in the Introduction ("Java-la-Grande: the first sight of Australia"). Rotz's life, times and works are also examined in detail and the plates are preceded by a transcription of the Boke.Wallis's approach to the Dieppe maps and specifically to the issue of Java-la-Grande has been challenged, notably by W.A.R. Richardson in Was Australia Charted before 1606? The Jave La Grande Inscriptions (National Library of Australia, 2006). Wallis provides one of the more sober approaches to a topic that has been a flypaper for crackpots (the well-named Trickett, one of many less than scholarly writers who have enthusiastically embraced the notion, even claimed in Beyond Capricorn (Adelaide, 2007) that the Vallard map (see following item) showed Botany Bay so precisely that the Mascot runways could be drawn on it.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        JULIUS FIRMICUS MATERNUS AND THE ALDINE EDITION OF SCRIPTORES

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

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        Early American Stone Sculpture Found in the Burying Grounds of New England

      Sweetwater Editions New York: Sweetwater Editions, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. half calf and pictorial light brown boards, front cover paper label. Fine in fine clam shell box with original foam support for the text/No Dust Jacket. 114 pages. Oblong quarto, 30 x 42 cm. Limited edition, copy 288 of 475 signed by Neal and Parker, with an original rubbing, "Pompey Brenton, 1772, Rockport, Rhode Island," also signed by Neal and Parker laid-in. Forty-two plates with the names of the deceased. Glossary of Symbols Illustrated in the Book. Bibliography. Quality printing on glossy stock, plates and text bright and clean, an as new copy in the publisher shipping box.

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        MURILLO. su vida, su arte, su obra.

      - I. Su Vida, su Arte, su Obra. II. Catálogo Crítico. III. Láminas. Madrid, EspasaCalpe, 1981, 21x28, 3 vols.: XI + 486 págs., 28 figuras en el texto; VIII + 653 págs.; 500 pág., con 680 ilustraciones en el texto en blanco y negro y en color. Tela editorial con sobrecubierta. Impecable. (39587).

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        Fotografie Fotomontaggi Disegni (Ed. limitada con original)

      Bonini 1981 - 8 De coleccionista-bueno. / Collector's item-good. Limited edition of 50 numbered copies. Accompanied by an original B/W peinr numbered and signed by the artist "Osram" (19x17 cm). Copy 29/50. Dust jacket with visible marks of wear on the boards. Book interior slightly yellowish on the edges. B/W print mounted on carton paper - signed by the artist in pencil calligraphy - in excellent condiitons. Product Description:This is a beautifully edited publication on the photographs, photomontages and designs of Cesar Domela. It is accompanied by an original print "Osram" numbered and signed by the artist.

      [Bookseller: KOWASA]
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        La Guerre d'Algérie . Complet En 3 Volumes

      Messidor / Temps Actuels 1981 Longue dédicace pour deux amis de l'auteur Henri Alleg , qui fut directeur du journal - Alger Républicain - devenu clandestin en 1955 . Alleg sera arrêté et torturé à Alger . Il écrira alors en prison - La question - que ses avocats sortiront en feuilles et qui sera publiée aux éditions de Minuit en pleine Guerre d'Algérie , publication qui sera interdite immédiatement . Au sommaire du volume 1 - De L'Algérie des origines à l'insurrection - Le torrent souterrain - Les occasions perdues - Volume 2 - Des promesses de paix à la guerre ouverte - L'incendie - A la recherche du dernier quart d'heure - Volume 3 - Des complots du 13 Mai à l'Indépendance - Un Etat vient au monde - Epilogue - Annexes des trois volumes . Abondamment illustrés de photographies en couleurs hors-texte et en noir et blanc . La jaquette du 1° volume présente de légers défauts en bordure . Port compris en colissimo recommandé . - 610 p. + 608 p. + 614 p. , ensemble 4 kg 500 gr. Histoire , Guerre d'Algérie

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        Pennies From Heaven (SIGNED with Additional SIGNED MOVIE-TV TIE-INS)

      Quartet Books, London 1981 - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing. Price (6.50 Pounds) on DJ flap; mylar protected. SIGNED by DENNIS POTTER on bookplate on title page (signature only--very scarce signature). Photocopy of handwritten return envelope from Potter, postmarked Aug. 1988 from Gloucester, on which he signed his name and address on rear flap is enclosed. .Also includes laid-in the original 1994 New York Times obituary for Potter. Includes several signed US movie and UK TV-Movie tie-in items. On half-title page is a bookplate SIGNED and inscribed by STEVE MARTIN (Arthur Parker) and a bookplate SIGNED by actress JESSICA HARPER (Joan Parker). Laid-in is a 8"x10" color photo SIGNED and inscribed by BERNADETTE PETERS (Eileen-AKA Lulu) and also laid-in a bookplate SIGNED by JOHN McMARTIN (Mr. Warner) from 1981 Herbert Ross movie version. Also included is laid-in small B&W photo SIGNED and inscribed by BOB HOSKINS (Arthur) and small B&W photo SIGNED by CHERYL CAMPBELL (Eileen), plus a bookplate laid-in SIGNED by FREDDIE JONES (Mr. Warner), plus a bookplate SIGNED and inscribed by PETER BOWLES (Crown Prosecutor), plus a small B&W photo card SIGNED and inscribed by PHILP JACKSON (played Dave) from the wonderful award winning UK 1978 mini-series directed by Piers Haggard (still considered one of the best UK television pieces ever made). Also includes laid-in a bookplate SIGNED by PIERS HAGGARD. Also includes laid-in a 1986 profile of Dennis Potter from the London Sunday Times as well as article on Potter from November 1988 Newsweek magazine entitled 'Quintessential Potter'. Unique copy with scarce Potter signature and additional film tie-in signed items. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Montemarano]
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        The Concept of Activity in Soviet Psychology

      M.E. Sharpe, USA 1981 - 0873321588 439 pages. Bibliographical references. Provides "A glimpse into an inclusive dynamic psychology that is one of the world's best examples of how a unified science of humankind might be constructed." - from Preface. Moderate wear. Usual library markings. Binding tight. A quality copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Playmen.

      Subject: (Erotica - Riviste). Roma, 1981, /1990, da A. XV a A. XXIV, dieci annate complete ciascuna composta da 12 fascicoli.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        George's Marvellous Medicine

      Jonathan Cape, London 1981 - HARDBACK - A very good or better book that has been Inscribed by the author without dedication, via a tipped in book plate. The blue boards are bright with a small bump to the base of the front board. The inner pages are clean, and free of foxing. The book is free of any previous owner names or Inscriptions. The dust wrapper is in very good condition. There is a touch of fading to the spine, but less than normally encountered. There is light chipping to the spine tips, and to the corners of the front and rear flap folds. The wrapper has been neatly price clipped. A nice copy, and a surprisingly difficult title to acquire in collectable condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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