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        FAREWELL ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER. JANUARY 14, 1981

      [Winston-Salem, NC]: Palaemon Press Limited, (December 1981). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in slipcase with printed paper label and quite scarce. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THE EAGLE'S GIFT. Signed

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1981 Carlos Castaneda. THE EAGLE'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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        ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG PHOTOGRAPHS

      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.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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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's letters and poems), and Myfanwy Thomas (the author'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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        PHOTOS IN + OUT CITY LIMITS: BOSTON ("PHOTOS IN & OUT CITY LIMITS: BOSTON")

      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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        RAUSCHENBERG PHOTOGRAPHS

      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.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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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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        What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

      New York: Knopf, 1981. Signed by Carver on endpaper. His first commercial success. Slight fading on dj spine. Slight sunning to top and bottom edge. otherwise a fine copy.. Signed by Author. 1st. Cloth and Boards. VG+/VG+. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        El Tonalamatl de Coleccion de Aubin. Antiguo Manuscrito Mexicano en la Biblioteca Nacional de Paris (Manuscrit Mexicanins no 18-19)

      S A Mier y Posado, Mexico City 1981 - 2 parts. part 1 text: 60 pages with line drawing of codex. Part 2: Color reproduction of the Seler reproduction. Oblong quarto (10 1/2" x 11 3/4") housed in a cloth portfolio. Preface by Mercedes Meade de Angulo. Comments by Carmen Aguilera. First Mexican edition. Aubin, Tonalamatl. Kalendario Ydolatrico. Codice Gama (rare). BNP 18-19 Ex-Boturini and Aubin collections. Ritual-calendrical. Tlaxcala. Early 16th Century. Native paper screenfold painted on one side. 18 leaves plus additional leaf with title in Spanish; 2 leaves missing. Possibly preconquest tonalamatl (divinatory almanac) in early acculturated style. Each page depicts patron deities, 13 birds, 13 gods, and Nine Lords of the Night associated with each 13-day period of the 260-day divinatory cycle. The tentative Tlaxcalan provenience is based on a statement in the 1745 inventory of the Boturini collection. A lithograph edition, with two pages in color and with the missing pages supplied on the basis of the Leon y Gama reconstruction, was printed for Aubin about 1851. It had limited circulation until it was issued with a study by Orozco y Berra (1897). Commentary by Seler (1900) is accompanied by a color lithograph facsimile. Two pages are photographically reproduced by Boban (1891). (Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volume 14 page 91) Condition: Text volume small damage to front wrapper. Portfolio corners bumped else a very good set in very good portfolio. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Licence Renewed

      London: Jonathan Cape and Hodder and Stoughton 1981, 1981. UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher&#39;s red paper wraps, printed in black. Pp.270 + [2], blank. Some wear to joints, spine sunned, discreet ink name and address to inside rear cover; a very good copy. Presented &#39;To Mike&#39; and signed in full on the title page. John Gardner&#39;s sixth original novel starring Ian Fleming&#39;s Commander Bond. Uncommon in proof format and RARE in signed state.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Carl Barks *Signed* The Fine Art of Walt Disney&#39;s Donald Duck (Signed #13)

      Another Rainbow Publishing, 1981-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Illustrator. Blue version. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Carl Barks on the Limitation page numbered 13 of 1875. Very Good (7 of 10) / in Very Good- slipcase (6 of 10). Signed again by Carl Barks on page 72 and inscribed "Thanks to Norma and Dave for ordering this painting when I was starving for a job! 3/20/82" opposite Oil #9 Blue Composition of Ducks, An Unusual nighttime portrait including only characters Barks himself created - Uncle Scrooge, The Junior Woodchucks (as the 3 nephews Huey, Dewey & Louie), Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose, Gyro&#39;s Helper, The Beagle Boys, Magica DeSpell, Medicine Man/Witch Doctor, Flintheart Glomgold, Larkies, Scrooge&#39;s Money Bin, & the 24 karet moon. Signed by Gare Barks on page 52 inscribed "Cheers, Norma + Dave - Love Gare" The spine has a light crease, and the binding is mildly shaken, this is obviously a well looked at copy, but not damaged. The slipcase illustration is noticeably faded (esp to the yellows/oranges) but otherwise unmarked, we were told it was on the coffee table in sight of the original painting. Many laid in Letters & papers: The original purchase receipt for this book #13/1875 signed in pencil by Gare Barks in 1982; Two typed pages about an oil painting "Blue Composition of Ducks" 1971, list of characters in the painting, etc.; Several copies of fan letters to & from Barks & Norma including a copy of a receipt for the oil painting "McDuck Composition in Blue" (purchased in 1972 for $150.); a typed page list of characters created by Barks; several scrap pages of notes about Norma + Dave&#39;s Barks collection. Full color reproductions of Carl Barks&#39; paintings, many on fold-out pages. Carl Barks (1901-2000) was an American Disney Studio illustrator and comic book creator, who invented Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as Scrooge McDuck (1947), Gladstone Gander (1948), the Beagle Boys (1951), The Junior Woodchucks (1951), Gyro Gearloose (1952), Cornelius Coot (1952), Flintheart Glomgold (1956), John D. Rockerduck (1961) and Magica De Spell (1961). The quality of his scripts and drawings earned him the nicknames The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. Writer-artist Will Eisner called him "the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books." In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame. He started at Disney Studios in 1935. (See our listings for other Signed Carl Barks books & comics from this collection). * * * * * * * * * * {FREE Media Mail Shipping! Images available for any item, just ask. Any images shown next to the listing that have our www.aCastleofBooks.com watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Why the odd prices? We run a percent discount for our Biblio listings, which insures Biblio has our lowest prices online, but does give odd change.}

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        As He Lay Dead, a Bitter Grief

      Albondocani Press, New York 1981 - First edition. Fine in saddle-stitched self wrappers. Prospectus laid in. Copy letter C of 26 lettered copies Signed by the author. Reprints Styron's eulogy of Faulkner that originally appeared in *Life* magazine. Ray Roberts's copy, although not marked as such. Roberts was an influential editor with Viking, Henry Holt, and then Little, Brown, and he worked closely with John Fowles, Martha Grimes, Thomas Pynchon, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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. 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches). . Fine . Yousuf Karsh (1908-) famous portrait photographer writes to photojournalist Eisenstaedt. Both men did memorable photographs of Winston Churchill, Karsh&#39;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&#39;s famous bellicose expression by snatching the cigar from his subject&#39;s lips an instant before releasing the shutter

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Roadkills. Etching and 11 Woodengravings by Alan James Robinson

      Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae. 1981. Unique copy of this signed, limited edition, bound by Donald Glaister, one of 250 copies from a total edition of 300, all on handmade Japanese paper: 250 regular edition, 50 deluxe edition with an extra suite (deluxe edition long out-of-print). Page size: 9 inches x 12 inches; 42pp. In addition, this copy has been signed by all the authors although not called for in the colophon (the deluxe with the extra suite were to have all the authors&#39; signatures).& Bound by Donald Glaister: green morocco with onlays of painted Mylar, aluminum, sanded, painted and unpainted, red morocco; design extending across front and back panel, entirely recessed within half-inch rule extending around outer edges of binding; another recessed panel occurs another 3-1/2 inches in from the border on either side and 1- 1/4 inches down from top of border, with onlays of laminated Mylar, as well as red morocco that is almost a "roadkill" over which extend Mylar cutouts. These onlays are raised and the holes allow the images below to be viewed below. Endpapers of green painted cork; top edge graphite; housed in custom-made cloth clamshell box with printed gray label on spine, fine. An extraordinary binding from the great binder, Donald Glaister. In the artist&#39;s statement, Mr. Glaister tells us, "The composition of the binding addresses the other participant in the making of a roadkill: motor vehicles. The binding represents fragments of cars and trucks seemingly randomly thrown about the covers of the book. Over the top of these layers of junk lie pieces of cargo netting such as can be found across the beds of pick-up trucks. All of these pieces of unnatural detritus are scattered over a field of organic shapes that include a black abstract bird wing shape that extends across the panels. The bird wing is intact. Hooray for the good guys." & Not exactly a pierced-screen binding, but certainly one which is as innovative as the first pierced screen was, this binding has several layers to it, raised and recessed, and not simply for effect because the binder is capable of executing such elegant, difficult work. Rather, the binding&#39;s surfaces and intent capture the intent of the book, allowing the viewer / reader to have another aesthetic experience while considering the subject, unfortunately all too common, that has provoked this collection of remarkable prose and poetry and never- undignified images of the sad results of human interaction with the natural world.& The text is a collection of prose and poetry by John McPhee, Gillian Conoley, Gary Snyder, Madeline DeFrees, William Stafford, and Richard Eberhart. The illustrations include an etching and 11 wood engravings by Robinson. The text is handset in 18pt. Arrighi and Centaur letterpress. Certainly one of the best books of Alan James Robinson&#39;s Cheloniidae Press, this is a particularly desirable copy. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10543.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Roadkills. A Collection of Prose and Poetry. Illustrated by Alan James Robinson. Texts by John McPhee, Gillian Connelly, Gary Snyder, Madeline DeFrees, William Stafford and Richard Eberhart

      Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press. 1981. First Edition, one of 50 Deluxe copies, from a total issue of 300: 50 Deluxe copies bound in quarter leather, with text printed on Sakomoto and the prints on Cha-u-ke plus an extra suite of the prints, signed by the artist and all of the authors; 250 regular copies with text on Mulberry paper, bound in paper, signed by the artist. Page size: 12 inches x 8 3/4 inches. Bound by Gray Parrot: quarter grey morocco with tire tracks blind tooled across spine and title in blind, matching black chemise with blind tooled tire tracks, all housed in grey morocco and black cloth clamshell box. Illustrated with 11 woodengravings (10 roadkills and one tire track/broken muffler as colophon) and one etching, the text was printed in red and black by Harold Patrick McGrath at Hampshire Typothetae in Bruce Rogers&#39; Centaur and Frederick Warde&#39;s Arrighi which was hand set in 18 point by P. Chase Twichell. The artist explains in "On the Conception of Roadkills" that he had originally planned a portfolio without text of some of those animals he had encountered during his many drives to and from college. He adds, "Meanwhile, friends began to call my attention to writers who had also been inspired by the casualties of the highways: John McPhee, in Travels in Georgia, and poets Madeline DeFrees, Gillian Connelly, Gary Snyder, William Stafford, and Richard Eberhart. Thus I began to conceive of Roadkills as a book, with images and text interwoven." And what a book it is -- the text in red and black on tan Japanese paper, the black woodengravings on a darker tan paper, red Japanese paper as preliminaries -- all making a powerful statement about "The Dead by the Side of the Road." This is the very rare second book of the press; the deluxe edition with its extra suite and signatures of all the authors has long been out of print. In addition, this copy is inscribed to noted collectors Mimi and Arnold Elkind and signed by the printer and binder as well. Also included are an initial prospectus, bios of authors, and a handwritten letter by the artist/publisher conveying the book. Is this the best book of the Press? Perhaps -- it certainly is one of the top three! <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10364.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        The Engravings of David Jones

      London: Clover Hill Editions, 1981. Quarto. x, 96 pp.; (106)ff. One of 75 deluxe copies. A two volume set celebrating the work of the artist David Jones. Volume one contains selected engravings, preceded by the author&#39;s survey of Jones&#39;s work and a bibliography. The second volume contains an additional 96 sheets of japon illustrated with 74 wood engravings printed from the original blocks, and others printed by offset. Together with a separate set of nine copper engravings and one dry point etching printed on handmade paper from the original copper plates. The whole is accompanied by an index designed by Sebastian Carter. Volume one is bound in quarter gold morocco and green buckram with gilt leather spine label. The suite of extra engravings is housed in a two-tone full buckram clamshell box bound to match the text volume, with mildly sunned gilt leather spine labels. An extremely fine set, all housed in the original matching slipcase. T.e.g.

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        Analogies of Light [Signed by Elytis and by Ivar Ivask, Editor and Contributor] Critical Studies on the Nobel Prize Winner

      Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981. First edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. A Very Good or better copy of the first edition in book form, first printing (rubbing to bottom edge of boards, otherwise Fine -- complete with the Publisher&#39;s compliments card loosely laid in), in a Very Good dust jacket (modest edge wear, small chip to spine head, surface wear to exterior of rear flap fold), SIGNED BY ODYSSEUS ELYTIS beneath his reproduced photograph on the page facing the title page and SIGNED BY IVAR IVASK, Editor, on the title page; an ideal introduction of the reader to Elytis and his works consisting of a Preface, the portion of an interview by Ivask of Elytis related to Elytis&#39;s poetry, a short anthology of Elytis&#39;s poetry along with selections from his works "Open Book" and "Book of Signs", critical comments from experts in the field including, among them Lawrence Durrell writing on Elytis&#39;s poetry, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and numerous illustrations including reproduced photographs. Odysseus Elytis (the pen name of Odysseus Alepoudhiéis) published his first poem in 1935 at the encouragement of, among others, his friend George Seferis, winner of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature, was soon thereafter was praised as an important writer, and ultimately 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&#39;s struggle for freedom and creativeness". Signed copies of his 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. Furthermore, in our experience, copies of his works in English translation signed by him in Greek are scarcer than are those signed by him in English characters and those tend to be signed using only his last name, altogether making this quite a scarce copy.) Altogether a Very Good or better copy, SIGNED BY ODYSSEUS ELYTIS. SCARCE/RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        THESE TREES STAND

      New York: Carol Joyce, 1981. ONE OF TWO ARTIST&#39;S PROOFS SIGNED BY THE POET AND PHOTOGRAPHER (of a total of 12 copies, 10 of them for sale). Hardcover. One of Two Artist&#39;s Proofs, in aMemorable Arborial Binding. 238 x 286 mm (9 3/8 x 11 1/4"). 15 French-fold leaves. ONE OF TWO ARTIST&#39;S PROOFS SIGNED BY THE POET AND PHOTOGRAPHER (of a total of 12 copies, 10 of them for sale). MEMORABLE ORIGINAL PICTORIAL MAROON MOROCCO, WITH MOLDED INLAYS AND GILT HIGHLIGHTS, BY CAROL JOYCE, the binding featuring a molded cream-colored inlaid calf tree, its trunk occupying almost all of the flat spine, its bare limbs spread across both covers, with twinkling gilt stars visible between its branches, trunk dividing in two at the head of the spine, with the author&#39;s name in gilt appearing in the fork. In the original matching burgundy cloth clamshell box with morocco spine label. With 12 black and white photographs of the poet by Robert Mahon. In virtually mint condition. Having been printed on very thick, damp paper at the Tideline Press, the text here is deeply impressed and set off by vast margins; the black and white photographs provide a whimsical accompaniment to the text; and the verse itself is obviously of interest as the work of a celebrated poet. But it is the binding that stands out as the chief accomplishment in this successful book arts collaboration between poet William DeWitt Snodgrass (1926-2009), photographer Robert Mahon, binder Carol Joyce, and printer Leonard Seastone. Joyce and Seastone were involved with the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan, and a copy of our work was included in the New York Public Library&#39;s 1984 exhibition, "Center for Book Arts: The First Decade." The poem, originally published in Snodgrass&#39; Pulitzer Prize-winning debut collection, lightly mocks the poet&#39;s narcissism, while stating the vision of his poetic journey in the refrain, "Snodgrass is walking through the universe." That declaration was the inspiration for Mahon&#39;s series of portraits for this work, which begin with a shot of Snodgrass just visible in the distance on the far left side of the photograph and end with a close shot of the poet&#39;s sleeve at the far right side of the shot, as he disappears out of the camera&#39;s range. Dubbed by critics the "Father of Confessional Poetry"--a label he despised--Snodgrass received his master&#39;s degree from the University of Iowa, where he studied with Robert Lowell. He went on to teach poetry at Cornell, Rochester, and Syracuse, numbering among his students the young Anne Sexton. Joyce, who received a degree in art history and studied restoration and bookbinding in Italy, specializes in unique bindings for small press books. Her design for the binding here derives from the poem&#39;s opening lines: "These trees stand very tall under the heavens. / While they stand, if I walk, all stars traverse / This steep celestial gulf their branches chart." The stark limbs against the wine-colored background might look foreboding, if not for the tiny gold stars sprinkled playfully between the branches. Snodgrass himself was quite pleased with the work, describing the binding as "exquisite" in an interview for "Contemporary Authors.".

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        Midnight&#39;s Children

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1981 First UK Edition. Fine book in a Fine Dustjacket, with a touch of spine fading to the white lettering of the dustjacket. Signed by the author on the title page. This book was awarded the Booker Prize and then voted the Booker of Bookers. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Midnight&#39;s Children (First UK Edition, signed)

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1981. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The author&#39;s breakthrough novel, and winner of the Booker Prize. & & About Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, with a hint of the usual fading to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Midnight&#39;s Children

      UK: Jonathan Cape. London, Jonathan Cape, 1981. First edition and First impression (first issue with American rough-cut leaves). Signed by Rushdie. The book is very good with a little light staining to the spine and a neat two line inscription to the ffep. Wrapper is near fine with some wear to the corners. Most significantly though, the wrapper is unfaded. The vast majority show some fading to the spine; this is the nicest spine we&#39;ve seen on this book. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1981.

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        Midnight's Children

      Jonathan Cape, 1981 1st edition 1st printing, silver and marron boards, ex library with just one library stamp to title page, felt pen mark, quite good overall with a good dustjacket, genuine 1st/1st booker winner

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        Midnight&#39;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.

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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&#39;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 &#39;parcel&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;s troubled stay in Paris during the late 50&#39;s, and early 60&#39;s. J1656. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/None, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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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.

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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&#39;ve seen in a long time. Toledano A81a.

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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.

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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.

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        Colonel Heros von Borcke&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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).

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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]

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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.

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        The complete set of 35 facsimile editions of English illustrated children&#39;s books from the Osborne Collection , as under. Including : Goody Two Shoes, Old Nurse&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Ball and the Grasshopper&#39;s Feats by William Roscoe, Illustrated by Mulready (1807); The Peacock &#39;At Home&#39; 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&#39;My-Thumb and the Seven-League Boots by George Cruikshank (1853); Old Nurse&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;Alice&#39; by C. L. Dodgson, Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel (1889); The Baby&#39;s Own Aesop by Walter Crane (1887); The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls by B. H. Upton, Illustrated by F. K. Upon (1895);

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        The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio of Audubon&#39;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 .

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; 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.

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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]

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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&#39;s father&#39;s funereal is indicative not only of Araki&#39;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.).

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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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