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        Midnight's Children

      Alfred A. Knopf 1981 Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1981. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First American Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Cloth spine over paper covered boards. Lettered in silver at the spine. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots on the boards, three rounded corners, previous owner's name and date at the front endpaper, clean pages, two pages in the text have underlining on a few lines. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket priced at $13.95 at the front flap, sunning at the jacket spine, shelf wear, short tears at the jacket spine, some light bubbling to the jacket's lamination, small darkened area at the jacket spine from the removal of a label.

      [Bookseller: Rare Bookstore 1st Editions and Antiquar]
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        Autograph Note Signed.For Alfred Eisenstaedt, My distinguished Colleague and friend with whom it is a pleasure to visit and work, Yousef Karsh. Nov. 25th 1981.

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Ionian Mission

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        [The James Bond novels.]

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        A Confederacy of Dunces

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Waiting for the Barbarians

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

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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        Visiting Dieppe / Edward Ardizzone ; with an introduction by Lynton Lamb

      London : Warren Editions, 1981. Limited Edition. Physical description: [23] p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 advertising folder (ill. ; 20 x 23 cm. ). Subjects: France - Dieppe - Description & travel. Limited edition: no. 65/175 copies. Fine copy in the original title-blocked, cloth-backed, illus. boards. Publisher&#39;s promotional gatefold illus. card loosely inserted. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Virgins Plus Curtains

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

      [Bookseller: Lone Buck Books]
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        Christopher Pratt

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Luke Clennell Bewick Apprentice. Being Impressions from Original Wood-blocks

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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      Palaemon Press Limited (December 1981), [Winston-Salem, NC] - Bound in full blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Prints Carter's 9-page farewell address on heavy paper. One of 300 copies printed and SIGNED in full by the former President as "Jimmy Carter" on the title page. Half of the edition was reserved for Carter; the other half was issued for sale by the publisher. This copy is numbered 76 in ink on the colophon page, certainly a desireable number as Carter was elected in 1976. One of the most difficult Carter titles to find and a poorly made book. Of the half dozen copies we have examined over the years, all were loosely stitched in their casings causing the text block to slide up and down. This copy is no different, but is only the third copy we have seen with a slipcase. Near Fine in slipcase with printed paper label and quite scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Chessplayer & Other Essays

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Rabbit is Rich

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

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

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

      [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.

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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 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]

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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

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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= >Image.</A><br>

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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= >Image.</A><br>

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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.

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      EYROLLES 1981 - R200020575: Environ 1000 pages par volumes illustrées en noir et blanc. In-4 Cartonné. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 624-Génie civil [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      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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