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        The Ultimate Good Luck

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1981. The uncorrected proof copy of his second novel, a hardboiled thriller involving American expatriates in Mexico. Inscribed by the author. A bit of soiling and fading to spine; very good in wrappers with promotional sheet laid in. An uncommon proof, especially signed. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        JULIUS FIRMICUS MATERNUS AND THE ALDINE EDITION OF SCRIPTORES

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

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        Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Part 2, The Wilderness Years 1929 - 1935

      The Companion volumes for Volume V of the Official Biography are the most keenly sought and most difficult to acquire of all Official Biography volumes. There was only a single printing in England and the Volume V Companions were published in smaller quantities than other Companion volumes - meaning that many Official Biography sets will forever do without. This is the second of three Volume V Companions and is a near-fine example in a near-fine dust jacket. The red cloth boards and spine are clean and unfaded with bright gilt, square corners, and virtually no wear. The contents are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. The red-stained top edge is the sole flaw, being faded to pink as is common. There were two prices on the dust jacket flap - an original introductory price and then a higher price specified after 1 September 1981. Both prices are intact on this unclipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is crisp, clean, and bright. No fading to the spine lettering. No losses. No wear. There is just a hint of light soiling that is hardly visible - hence our conservative "near-fine" designation instead of "fine". The dust jacket is protected in a removable archival mylar cover. Please note that this large, heavy book may require additional postage.

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

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

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

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

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        Det tavse land. Fotografier af Krass Clement ('The Silent Country. Photographs by Krass Clement').

      Copenhagen: Borgen, 1981. Oblonged 4to. Original photoillustrated wrappers. 101 pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Near fine with a little wear to cover edges (see picture). Clean copy. Due to the softcover format - the book was only issued like this - it is almost impossible to find completely unharmed, but this one is really well preserved. Please inquire for more pictures of this item.. Very rare first edition of Krass Clement's early masterpiece. One of the most hard to find of Krass Clement photobooks 'The Silent Country' is a very convincing work and among the most important works by this photographer - underrated compared to "Drum" included in Parr & Badger. 'The Silent Country' was Clement's second book; a multifaceted portrait of people in Denmark inspired by Robert Frank's portrait of America. Photos are shot in the 1960's and 1970's , perhaps the most sharply and elegant composed book by Clement. A land mark book in danish photo history. First and only edition

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        The Great Jowett. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

      The Bodley Head, [1981]. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper; cloth gilt, gilt back, a fine copy in glassine dustwrapper. EDITION LIMITED TO 525 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Originally written as a radio play for the BBC, produced and narrated by Stephen Potter, and broadcast on Saturday 6 May 1939.

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

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

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

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

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        Scena di vita campestre.

      China su carta, 24x34 cm, in cornice di noce. Il 27 maggio 1921 nasce a Ranzo di Vezzano (TN), quarto di undici figli; il padre Paride fa il calzolaio mentre la madre Cesarina è casalinga. Inizia a frequentare la scuola Elementare a Ranzo, ma nel 1929 la famiglia si trasferisce nel vicino comune di San Lorenzo in Banale. Due anni dopo la famiglia si trasferisce nuovamente, questa volta nella frazione Godenzo-Poia del comune di Lomaso. Qui prosegue a frequentare la Scuola Elementare, anche se è costretto a lasciare la scuola per lunghi periodi, per lavorare come pastore: mentre sorveglia le vacche al pascolo incide sugli alberi scene pastorali. La maestra, notando la sua abilità nel disegno, gli assegna spesso il compito di illustrare le lezioni di storia e di geografia con ritratti di personaggi storici o cartine geografiche. \rNel 1939 inizia un corso di disegno per corrispondenza presso la Scuola ABC di Torino, interrotto due anni dopo dalla partenza per il servizio militare nel Genio Artieri di Bolzano e poi dalla prigionia, dal 1943 al 1945, in un campo di concentramento in Austria.\rAlla fine della guerra riprende il corso di disegno e ne inizia un altro, sempre per corrispondenza, come artista decoratore, presso l?Istituto Volontà di Roma e si mantiene lavorando come contadino e imbianchino. \rMette a frutto le conoscenze apprese realizzando le scenografie per compagnie filodrammatiche nel teatro del paese dove vive, e affrescando capitelli ed interni di abitazioni.Alla fine degli anni Cinquanta risalgono le prime mostre importanti: nel 1959 la Mostra collettiva al Circolo della Stampa di Bolzano, dove ottiene apprezzamenti e nel 1960 la prima Mostra personale, presso l?Hotel Miralago di Molveno (TN).\rNel 1971, su incoraggiamento del pittore rivano Luigi Pizzini, abbandona definitivamente il lavoro come imbianchino, per dedicarsi alla pittura. L?anno successivo, su segnalazione del critico d?arte Raffaele de Grada, partecipa con due opere alla Mostra dei Naïfs di Luzzara (RE), presieduta da Cesare Zavattini. Viene premiato con l?acquisto di un?opera per il Museo. Da allora viene invitato regolarmente e nel 1977 ottiene come premio la ?Sala Omaggio? per una mostra personale.\rA partire dagli anni Ottanta la sua produzione artistica riscuote sempre maggiore successo di pubblico e di critica, per lo stile pittorico estremamente personale e per il soggetto principale delle sue opere: il mondo contadino.\rli anni Novanta risale un importante riconoscimento pubblico: nel 1994 gli viene dedicata una mostra antologica, col patrocinio della Provincia Autonoma di Trento, presso Palazzo Trentini a Trento. L?esposizione viene visitata da oltre cinquemila persone, ottenendo vasta eco sulla stampa locale. Nel frattempo viene pubblicata la monografia ?La saga contadina del pittore Carlo Sartori? a cui seguirà, nel 2001, in occasione del compimento degli ottanta anni, ?I disegni di una vita. Opere inedite?, che raccoglie interessanti scritti dell?Artista ed è un utile strumento per comprendere la sua personalità e la sua formazione artistica.\rNel 2000 l?Artista dona alla comunità di Ranzo, come segno di riconoscenza per la mostra a lui dedicata nel 1997, l?opera su tela intitolata ?Il Cristo degli Emigranti? (cm 150x200) che si può ammirare nella Chiesa parrocchiale del paese. Anche negli anni successivi continua la sua partecipazione a mostre collettive e ad esporre le sue opere in mostre personali.\rHa vissuto fino alla sua morte a Godenzo (TN) e nella sua abitazione si possono osservare numerose opere in esposizione permanente.

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        Decameron.,Roma,Carlo Bestetti Edizioni d'Arte,1981

      Carlo Bestetti Edizioni d'Arte 1981 Disegni di Renato Gattuso. Roma, 1981; ril. in pelle, pp. 240, 10 tavv. col., cm 34,5x50. italiano ril.

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        In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison

      Random House New York: Random House. (1981). Sixth printing. Introduction by Norman Mailer. Fine in a lightly worn, about fine dustwrapper. This copy Inscribed by Toni Morrison, an editor at Random House at the time of publication, to fellow author James Baldwin: "To Jimmy from Toni 11.10.82." Abbott, a life-long convict, presents his bleak view of the system. He was released from prison shortly after publication, after a campaign waged by the literati. Soon thereafter he stabbed a waiter to death, and returned to the warm bosom of his institutional hell. He died in prison in 2002. .

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

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

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        A STAB IN THE DARK

      New York: Arbor House New York: Arbor House,. [1981]. cloth-backed boards.. A nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some light rubbing. to corners and spine ends. (#129322). First edition. Inscribed by Block. A Matt Scudder novel. A 1986 film, "8 Million Ways to Die," was based on this novel.

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        Sulfur: A Literary Tri-Quarterly of the Whole Art Volumes 1-32 Missing Volume 25

      Pasadena, California: California Institute of Technology. 1981-1993. First. First editions. Volumes 1-32 missing volume 25, 31 volumes total. Fine in wrappers. A very nice set. .

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        Jumanji

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. ISBN: 0395304482 First Edition Oblong quarto. Green cloth. [32]pp with marvelous illustrations by the author. Peter and Judy play a board game and watch in amazement as their home is transformed into an exotic jungle. This was Chris Van Allsburg's second book and his first Caldecott Award winner. He took the world of children's picture books by storm with his wonderfully mysterious stories and images. Slight bump to spine heel else Fine in dustjacket with minor soil to upper panel, light crease to spine heel.

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        BIP Reknown Artist of the Southwest

      Northland Press Flagstaff, Arizona 1981. First Edition Nine fine in red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and on the front board. There is a tiny rent of 1/8" in the gutter of the front board near the head of the spine and the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very gently rubbed. A square octavo measuring 8 1/4" tall by 8 1/4" deep containing 30 pages of text and illustrations. Interestingly, the title page shows a typo of "Reknown" instead of "renowned" as is shown on the spine of the book. The first free end page is stamped with "Archive Copy | Date _____ | Not For Sale". As noted on the title page, the book is illustrated by Eric Sloane with six, black on white, pen and ink drawings with the text being attributed to BIP (a dog, specifically, a dachshund). The author of the text is Sherry Brown as noted on the book's copyright page; however, Eric Sloane edited it, did the illustrations in the book, found a printer and got it published. Without doubt this is the most scarce publication ever illustrated by Eric Sloane. According, to Dean Mawdsley in his bibliography, The America of Eric Sloane, only sixteen copies of this book were produced; however, I have been told by the author the number was closer to ten copies. Needless to say, it is an extremely scarce item for any Eric Sloane completist.Our code number = TB24262

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        The Ionian Mission

      London: Collins, 1981.. First Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. VG : in very good condition with lightly rubbed dust jacket. 346pp :: 210mm x 135mm (8" x 5")

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        Crónica de una Muerte Anunciada

      (Bogota): (Editorial la Oveja Negra). ([1981). The Colombian first edition of Chronicle of a Death Foretold, which was published simultaneously in Colombia, Mexico, and Spain. Inscribed by the author and dated in 1998. A nice copy of this small book by the Nobel Prize winner; "following the flag," this would be the most desirable of the several simultaneous issues. Fine in a fine dust jacket. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        The Concho Country

      Mulberry Avenue Books San Antonio, TX 1981. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Stated 1st Edition Hardcover Scuffs, one tear on DJ, in mylar book jacket cover. Buckram/leather 1/4 bound. Light soil on cream buckram, one tiny snip on top edge of leather. Oversize, heavy book ; 4to - 11" to 13" tall; 232 pages; 15195txj; Signed by Author

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        Shaped Poetry. A suite of 30 Typographic Prints Chronicling this Literary Form from 300 BC to the Present.

      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. First edition. 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 Franois Panard; 11. The Mouse's Tale, England, 1865 by Lewis Carroll; 12. Un coup de ds. [12a] A Throw of the Dice, France, 1897 by Stphane Mallarm; 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 Andr 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. Light shelfwear to outer case else a fine copy.

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        Facsimile editions of early English children's books from The Osborne Collection, Toronto Public Library.

      London: The Bodley Head, 1981.. 35 facsimile works, various sizes, and companion volume 'A descriptive companion, English illustrated books for children,' edited by Margaret Crawford Maloney, Toronto Public Library, all mint in original slip-cases. [The 35 titles are: Orbis Sensualium Pictus by J. A. Comenius (1777); Goody Two Shoes (1766); A New Years Gift for Little Masters & Misses. Illustrated by Bewick (1777); The Birth-day Gift or the Joy of a New Doll by E. B. Upton (1796); The Death and Burial of Cock Robin (1806); The Moving Adventures of Old Dame Trot and Her Comical Cat (1807); The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feats by William Roscoe, Illustrated by Mulready (1807); The Peacock "At Home" by C.A.T. Dorset, Illustrated by Mulready (1808); The Mansion of Bliss, a New Game for the Amusement of Youth by T. Newton (1810); Diamonds and Toads or Humilty Rewarded, and Pride Punished (ca. 1810); Scripture Histories; from the Creation of the World, to the Death of Jesus Christ (ca. 1825); Jack and Jill, and Old Dame Gill (ca. 1830); A Visit to the Bazaar (1818); The Ocean and its Inhabitants, with their uses to Man (1844); The Traditional Faery Tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast & Jack and the Beanstalk. Illustrated by Thomas Webster (1845); The Gallant History of Bevis of Southampton. Illustrated by Frederick Tayler (1845); A Mournfull Ditty on the Death of Fair Rosamond. Illustrated by John Absolon (1845); The Sweet and Pleasant History of Patient Grissel. Illustrated by John Franklin (1845); Hop-O'My-Thumb and the Seven-League Boots by George Cruikshank (1853); Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, Jingles and Ditties by C.H. Bennett (1858); The New Picture Book being Pictorial Lessons...for Children under Seven Years of Age by Nicholas Bohny (1858); The Dog's Dinner Party (ca. 1870); In Fairy Land, a Series of Pictures from the Elf World by Richard Doyle (1870); Sing-Song by C. G. Rossetti, Illustrated by Arthur Hughes (1872); The Alphabet of Old Friends by Walter Crane (1875); Puss in Boots by Walter Crane (1897); A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear (1875); Under the Window by Kate Greenaway (1878); Cinderella with Five Set Scenes and Nine Trick Changes (ca. 1880); The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (1878); The Babes in the Wood by Randolph Caldecott (1879); The Nursery "Alice" by C. L. Dodgson, Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel (1889); The Baby's Own Aesop by Walter Crane (1887); The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls by B. H. Upton, Illustrated by F. K. Upon (1895); Kate Greenaway's Calendar (1884).] [sample shown]

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        Souvenirs de S. Photographies.

      41x31 cm. 10 p. de texte, 21 pl. de photos n/b. et une sériegraphie comme frontispice sur papier transparente. en feuille, sous jaquette. Gette, Printed Matter 1.44. - Edition originale. - 1/30 ex. num. sur vergé rose, signé.

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        Dogs. 128 zweihändige Schnellzeichnungen.

      29x29 cm. Originalbroschur. Originalausgabe. - 1/300 Exemplaren. - Auf dem hinteren Vorsatz mit einer doppelblattgrossen, zweihändigen Originalzeichnung, signiert mit 'Björn (?!) Roth, Sept. 84.'

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        Faksimile - Die Luzerner Chronik des Diebold Schilling 1513. Faksimile und Kommentarband ( 2 Bde.).

      2°, (39,5 x 28,5 cm) 680 originalgetreu faks. Seiten, davon 443 Seiten mit farb. Miniaturen, auf 6 echten Bünden in Holzkassette. Kommentarbd.: 724 S., zahlr. Abb., Faksimile: Ganzleder- Schweinslederbd mit Blindprägung, 2 Schliessen u. 10 Beschläge. Kommentarband in OHLdr., Tadell. VERGRIFFEN! Exempl. 508 von 980 arab. Num. Exemplaren. Die Subskription für den Luzerner Schilling begann 1974 im Verlag Kunstkreis Luzern, daraus entstand dann der Faksimile Verlag. Die schönste aller Bilderchroniken Die Luzerner Chronik des Diebold Schilling aus dem Jahr 1513 gilt als schönste alte Bilderchronik der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft. Sie ist ein bedeutender Spiegel des politischen, gesellschaftlichen, wirtschaftlichen und religiösen Geschehens einer Stadt und eines Landes im Mittelalter. Aufwendig gestaltete Bilderchroniken sind kennzeichnend für das ausgehende 15. Jahrhundert. Sie sind nicht selten in fürstlichem Auftrag entstanden, sie finden sich jedoch vor allem im bürgerlichen Umfeld der politisch und wirtschaftlich erstarkten Städte. Wohlstand und Selbstbewußtsein der Stände spiegelten sich damals nicht nur in repräsentativen profanen und kirchlichen Bauten, sondern auch in der Herausgabe von Chroniken, die der Nachwelt das Zeitgeschehen in Wort und Bild überliefern sollten. Unter ihnen ist die Luzerner Chronik bezüglich der Reichhaltigkeit ihrer Bildaussagen über das Spätmittelalter unübertroffen. Ihr Wert liegt vor allem in der umfassenden Darstellung des Lebens der damaligen Zeit; alles wird wirklichkeitsgetreu wiedergegeben und im Text genau beschrieben. Politisches, gesellschaftliches, wirtschaftliches und religiöses Leben wird hier präsentiert. So bildet die Chronik eine Fundgrube für jede historische Disziplin. Der in spätmittelalterlicher Bastarda-Schrift abgefaßte Text tritt klar hinter den großzügigen Deckfarbenbildern zurück. Die Illustrationen geben sich in Zahl, Stil und Ausführung als etwas Besonderes zu erkennen. Im ganzen sind es nicht weniger als 443 Seiten mit Bildern, die zwischen Hoch-, Quer- und quadratischem Format wechseln; dazwischen befinden sich immer wieder doppelseitige Illuminationen. In satter Farbenpracht, mit festem Federstrich schwarz konturiert, begegnet uns eine geradezu überquellende Fülle von Menschengestalten, Bauten und Landschaftsmotiven jeder Art. Die bildhafte Wirkung wird durch vorgetäuschte Rahmen mit gotischer Holzprofilierung oder Maßwerk, Bandrollen, Ranken oder Umschriften unterstrichen. Der Text der Handschrift beschreibt die Geschichte der Eidgenossenschaft von den Anfängen bis 1513. Angesprochen wird vor allem die jüngere Geschichte, also die Zeit zwischen 1474 und 1513. Zur Debatte stand vor allem die Söldnerfrage, das Verhältnis der Eidgenossen zu den Großmächten und zu Kaiser und Reich. An der künstlerischen Ausstattung des Werkes waren zwei Maler beteiligt. Die Diebold Schilling zugewiesenen Bilder sind naiver, genauer gehalten und zeichnen sich durch kräftigere Farben aus. Sie zeugen noch vom gotischen Einschlag spätmittelalterlicher Miniaturmalerei traditioneller Prägung. Der zweite Meister ist unbekannt geblieben. Seine Bilder sind in helleren Tönen gehalten. Die Pinselführung zeugt von größerer Routine und ist bereits durch die Renaissance beeinflußt. Die Handschrift wurde 1577 in einen Schweinsledereinband gebunden, der mit einer Prägung im Stile der Spätrenaissance versehen ist. Der um 1460 geborene Diebold Schilling bekam den Anreiz zu seiner späteren Tätigkeit gleichsam mit in die Wiege gelegt. Vater und Onkel gleichen Namens (der Onkel übrigens war der Verfasser der berühmten Burgunder Chronik und der Spiezer Chronik) erlernten in der berühmten Lauberschen Schreibstube in Hagenau die Kunst des Schreibens. Der Onkel, der zuerst dieselbe Luzerner Kanzleistelle übernahm, in der ihn später Diebold Schillings Vater ablösen sollte, wurde im Dienst der Berner Regierung deren offizieller Chronist. Der junge Diebold Schilling widmete sich zunächst dem Studium des Kanonischen Rechts in Basel und später in Padua. 1479 war er als offizieller Notar wieder in Luzern tätig und bereitete sich auf ein Leben im geistlichen Stand vor. Sein Lebenswandel allerdings scheint nicht zu dieser Laufbahn zu passen: Raufhändel und Injurienprozesse zeichnen seinen Weg. 1497 wird er Dolmetscher eines Mailänder Gesandten, später Agent des Herzogs von Mailand. Vorübergehend stand er danach im Dienste Kaiser Maximilians, dann wandte er sich wieder den Sforzas in Mailand zu. In diese Periode fällt auch die Abfassung der Chronik, die vermutlich im Auftrag der Luzerner Obrigkeit erfolgt ist. Im Jahr 1513, nach mehrjähriger Arbeit, überreichte er das vollendete Werk dem städtischen Rat in feierlicher Sitzung. Das erste Bild der Chronik stellt dieses denkwürdige Ereignis dar. Danach versiegen die Quellen. Wann Diebold Schilling starb, ist ungewiß vermutlich irgendwann zwischen 1515 und 1522. Der wissenschaftliche Kommentarband führt in die Geheimnisse der Handschrift ein. Er enthält neben der vollständigen Transkription des Textes Kommentare sowie historische und kunsthistorische Interpretationen der Handschrift und ihres Umfeldes. Außerdem ist jede einzelne Bildseite der Chronik nochmals schwarzweiß in verkleinerter Form reproduziert sowie beschrieben. Folgende Experten haben sich eingehend mit der Handschrift und ihrem Umfeld beschäftigt: Dr. Peter Rück, Prof. Dr. Gottfried Boesch, Prof. Dr. Carl Pfaff, Prof. Dr. Pascal Ladner, Prof. Dr. Eduard Studer und Prof. Dr. Alfred A. Schmid.

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        The adventures of Simplicissimus. A portfolio of wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberger.

      Gr.-2° (58 x 44 cm), 2 Textblatt, insgesamt 18 Mappen mit je 2 Orig.-Holzschnitten, Lose in OLwd.-Mappe, Tadell. Exemplar Nr. 1 von 50. Bei den ersten 30 Exemplaren wurde jeder der 18 Orig.-Holzschnitten in einem ersten Abzug auf Mohawk superfine abgezogen. Ein entgültiger Abzug auf Torinoko Handmade paper. Beide Drucke signiert, betitelt und nummeriert. (Fritz Eichenberg, Edit. Curt Visel, 1987, B9). Fritz Eichenberg (1901- 1990), deutsch-amerikanischer Holzschneider, emigrierte 1933 nach New York. Illustrierte zahlreiche Werke der Weltliteratur.

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        Faksimile - Die Luzerner Chronik des Diebold Schilling 1513. Faksimile und Kommentarband ( 2 Bde.).

      2°, (39,5 x 28,5 cm) 680 originalgetreu faks. Seiten, davon 443 Seiten mit farb. Miniaturen, auf 6 echten Bünden. Kommentarbd.: 724 S., zahlr. Abb., Faksimile: Ganzleder- Schweinslederbd mit Blindprägung, 2 Schliessen u. 10 Beschläge. Kommentarband (Sonderausgabe) in OHLdr. m OU., Kanten min. berieben, schönes Exemplar. VERGRIFFEN! Exempl. 459 von 980 arab. Num. Exemplaren. Die Subskription für den Luzerner Schilling begann 1974 im Verlag Kunstkreis Luzern, daraus entstand dann der Faksimile Verlag. Die schönste aller Bilderchroniken Die Luzerner Chronik des Diebold Schilling aus dem Jahr 1513 gilt als schönste alte Bilderchronik der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft. Sie ist ein bedeutender Spiegel des politischen, gesellschaftlichen, wirtschaftlichen und religiösen Geschehens einer Stadt und eines Landes im Mittelalter. Aufwendig gestaltete Bilderchroniken sind kennzeichnend für das ausgehende 15. Jahrhundert. Sie sind nicht selten in fürstlichem Auftrag entstanden, sie finden sich jedoch vor allem im bürgerlichen Umfeld der politisch und wirtschaftlich erstarkten Städte. Wohlstand und Selbstbewußtsein der Stände spiegelten sich damals nicht nur in repräsentativen profanen und kirchlichen Bauten, sondern auch in der Herausgabe von Chroniken, die der Nachwelt das Zeitgeschehen in Wort und Bild überliefern sollten. Unter ihnen ist die Luzerner Chronik bezüglich der Reichhaltigkeit ihrer Bildaussagen über das Spätmittelalter unübertroffen. Ihr Wert liegt vor allem in der umfassenden Darstellung des Lebens der damaligen Zeit; alles wird wirklichkeitsgetreu wiedergegeben und im Text genau beschrieben. Politisches, gesellschaftliches, wirtschaftliches und religiöses Leben wird hier präsentiert. So bildet die Chronik eine Fundgrube für jede historische Disziplin. Der in spätmittelalterlicher Bastarda-Schrift abgefaßte Text tritt klar hinter den großzügigen Deckfarbenbildern zurück. Die Illustrationen geben sich in Zahl, Stil und Ausführung als etwas Besonderes zu erkennen. Im ganzen sind es nicht weniger als 443 Seiten mit Bildern, die zwischen Hoch-, Quer- und quadratischem Format wechseln; dazwischen befinden sich immer wieder doppelseitige Illuminationen. In satter Farbenpracht, mit festem Federstrich schwarz konturiert, begegnet uns eine geradezu überquellende Fülle von Menschengestalten, Bauten und Landschaftsmotiven jeder Art. Die bildhafte Wirkung wird durch vorgetäuschte Rahmen mit gotischer Holzprofilierung oder Maßwerk, Bandrollen, Ranken oder Umschriften unterstrichen. Der Text der Handschrift beschreibt die Geschichte der Eidgenossenschaft von den Anfängen bis 1513. Angesprochen wird vor allem die jüngere Geschichte, also die Zeit zwischen 1474 und 1513. Zur Debatte stand vor allem die Söldnerfrage, das Verhältnis der Eidgenossen zu den Großmächten und zu Kaiser und Reich. An der künstlerischen Ausstattung des Werkes waren zwei Maler beteiligt. Die Diebold Schilling zugewiesenen Bilder sind naiver, genauer gehalten und zeichnen sich durch kräftigere Farben aus. Sie zeugen noch vom gotischen Einschlag spätmittelalterlicher Miniaturmalerei traditioneller Prägung. Der zweite Meister ist unbekannt geblieben. Seine Bilder sind in helleren Tönen gehalten. Die Pinselführung zeugt von größerer Routine und ist bereits durch die Renaissance beeinflußt. Die Handschrift wurde 1577 in einen Schweinsledereinband gebunden, der mit einer Prägung im Stile der Spätrenaissance versehen ist. Der um 1460 geborene Diebold Schilling bekam den Anreiz zu seiner späteren Tätigkeit gleichsam mit in die Wiege gelegt. Vater und Onkel gleichen Namens (der Onkel übrigens war der Verfasser der berühmten Burgunder Chronik und der Spiezer Chronik) erlernten in der berühmten Lauberschen Schreibstube in Hagenau die Kunst des Schreibens. Der Onkel, der zuerst dieselbe Luzerner Kanzleistelle übernahm, in der ihn später Diebold Schillings Vater ablösen sollte, wurde im Dienst der Berner Regierung deren offizieller Chronist. Der junge Diebold Schilling widmete sich zunächst dem Studium des Kanonischen Rechts in Basel und später in Padua. 1479 war er als offizieller Notar wieder in Luzern tätig und bereitete sich auf ein Leben im geistlichen Stand vor. Sein Lebenswandel allerdings scheint nicht zu dieser Laufbahn zu passen: Raufhändel und Injurienprozesse zeichnen seinen Weg. 1497 wird er Dolmetscher eines Mailänder Gesandten, später Agent des Herzogs von Mailand. Vorübergehend stand er danach im Dienste Kaiser Maximilians, dann wandte er sich wieder den Sforzas in Mailand zu. In diese Periode fällt auch die Abfassung der Chronik, die vermutlich im Auftrag der Luzerner Obrigkeit erfolgt ist. Im Jahr 1513, nach mehrjähriger Arbeit, überreichte er das vollendete Werk dem städtischen Rat in feierlicher Sitzung. Das erste Bild der Chronik stellt dieses denkwürdige Ereignis dar. Danach versiegen die Quellen. Wann Diebold Schilling starb, ist ungewiß vermutlich irgendwann zwischen 1515 und 1522. Der wissenschaftliche Kommentarband führt in die Geheimnisse der Handschrift ein. Er enthält neben der vollständigen Transkription des Textes Kommentare sowie historische und kunsthistorische Interpretationen der Handschrift und ihres Umfeldes. Außerdem ist jede einzelne Bildseite der Chronik nochmals schwarzweiß in verkleinerter Form reproduziert sowie beschrieben. Folgende Experten haben sich eingehend mit der Handschrift und ihrem Umfeld beschäftigt: Dr. Peter Rück, Prof. Dr. Gottfried Boesch, Prof. Dr. Carl Pfaff, Prof. Dr. Pascal Ladner, Prof. Dr. Eduard Studer und Prof. Dr. Alfred A. Schmid.

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        Faksimile - Aratea. Bibliothek der Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, Ms. Voss. Lat. Q. 79. (2 Bde.).

      8° (23 x 21 cm), 100 Bl., 39 ganzseitigen farb. Bilder; Kommentarbd.: 206 S., Aufgerautes Naturleder( Kommentarbd. HLdr.) in Lederschuber., Tadellos. Vergriffen! Nr. 14 von 980 Exemplaren. Eine Sternstunde der Buchmalerei. Ein Leitstern des abendländischen Weltbildes Unter den astronomischen Handschriften aus dem Umfeld der karolingischen Renaissance ist die Aratea aus der Leidener Bibliothek die berühmteste. Im zweiten Viertel des 9. Jahrhunderts, zur Zeit Ludwigs des Frommen (814 840), wurde ein uns unbekannter Künstler damit beauftragt, nach einem spätantiken Vorbild eine neue Bilderhandschrift zu gestalten. Als Text dienten dem Schreiber Auszüge aus den "Phainomena". Dem hohen Anspruch der Handschrift gemäß wurden die Rückseiten der Bilder unbeschrieben gelassen. Die fein ausgewogene Schrift, die sogenannte "Capitalis Rustica", ist auch für den heutigen Betrachter ausgesprochen gut lesbar. Da sie aber im 13. Jahrhundert kaum gelesen werden konnte, hat zu dieser Zeit ein Schreiber den Text nochmals in gotischer Schrift kopiert ein Beweis für die dauerhafte Beliebtheit, die die Aratea Jahrhunderte hindurch genossen hat. So alt wie die Menschheit, so alt ist das Rätsel um die Geheimnisse des nächtlichen Sternenhimmels. Die abendländische Kultur verdankt ihre Vorstellung eines geordneten Himmels den Griechen, die ihrerseits die Sternbilder in ihrem Kreislauf nach orientalischen Vorbildern benannten. Die Griechen erkannten ihre Mythologien in den Sternen wieder, die schon der Dichtervater der abendländischen Kultur, Homer, besang. Der griechische Dichter Aratos von Soloi (um 310 bis 245 v. Chr.) schuf dann die berühmten "Phainomena", ein Lehrgedicht über Himmelserscheinungen und Wetterzeichen. Dieses Werk bezeichnete Kallimachos als das köstlichste Epos der Welt. Die Römer übernahmen das Werk in ihren Kulturkreis. Es wurde von Claudius Caesar Germanicus ins Lateinische übersetzt. Von dort aus fand es Verbreitung bis ins christliche Mittelalter der Zeit Karls des Großen und war bis zur Ausbreitung der arabischen Astronomie grundlegend für das abendländische Weltbild des nächtlichen Himmels. Gemäß kunsthistorischen und paläographischen Forschungen hat die prachtvolle Handschrift ihren Ursprung im späteren Lothringen. Im frühen Mittelalter waren noch die Erhaltung der Wissenschaften und des klassischen Erbes der Antike die Hauptaufgaben der gelehrten Welt. Die mutmaßliche Auftraggeberin war Kaiserin Judith, die zweite Frau Kaiser Ludwigs des Frommen, eine große Förderin der Künste und Wissenschaften. Bekannt ist sie vor allem durch ihren Kampf für die Rechte ihres Sohnes, Karls des Kahlen. Später befand sich die Handschrift vermutlich in der nordfranzösischen Abtei Saint-Bertin. Im 16. Jahrhundert kam die Handschrift in den Besitz des Genter Patriziers und Humanisten Jakob Susius, bevor sie von Hugo Grotius wiederentdeckt wurde. Später gehörte die Handschrift der Königin Christina von Schweden. Diese überließ die Aratea vor ihrer Abreise nach Rom ihrem Bibliothekar Isaac Vossius. 1690 erwarb die Universität Leiden die Handschrift. Sternstunden der Buchmalerei Die Handschrift ist mit 39 ganzseitigen Bildern illustriert. Diese sind nach antiker Tradition fast quadratisch angelegt. Als Hintergrund wählte der außergewöhnlich begabte Künstler, vermutlich vom nächtlichen Himmel inspiriert, ein geheimnisvolles Blau, von einem feuerroten Band eingerahmt. Die Sterne selbst sind mit Gold aufgelegt, so daß sie, abhängig vom Lichteinfall, funkeln wie ihre Vorlagen am realen Firmament in schönen, wolkenlosen Nächten. Erlesen sind die Darstellungen der Sternbilder, traditionsgemäß versinnbildlicht als mythologische Gestalten und Figuren, unter denen die antike Welt die Sternzeichen sah, die ihre gelehrten Astronomen am Himmel beobachtet hatten. Seit den Jahrhunderten der Frühzeit hatten sie Tageszeiten und Jahreswechsel angezeigt; Seefahrern und Landleuten waren sie Wegweiser und Wetterzeichen gewesen. Gerade die lebenden Wesen strahlen in der Aratea eine Kraft und Plastizität aus, die dem Einfluß der Antike zu verdanken ist. Geradezu revolutionär zu jener Zeit war das Konzept des Künstlers, Text und Bild zu trennen und jedes Bild separat auf einer ganzen Seite groß wiederzugeben. Erst Jahrhunderte später werden die besten Maler wieder die Kunst entdecken, eine Figur mit so wenigen Mitteln zu beleben, wie das der unbekannt gebliebene Buchmaler fertiggebracht hat. Der Kommentarband mit über 200 Seiten wurde von international anerkannten Wissenschaftlern verfaßt, die darin das Ergebnis jahrelanger Forschungen so präsentieren, daß auch dem interessierten Laien der Zugang zu dieser geheimnisvollen Prunkhandschrift erschlossen wird. Die Experten: Dr. Pieter F. J. Obbema, Conservator Westerse Handschriften, Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden, Prof. Dr. Florentine Mütherich, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München, Prof. Bruce Eastwood, Professor für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bischoff, Professor der Universität München und Thomas A.-P. Klein.

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        Faksimile - Die Eidgenössische Chronik des Wernher Schodoler. Um 1510 bis 1535 (Faksimile; 2 Bde. von 3).

      2° (39.5 x 29.5 cm), Kommentarbd.: 410 S.; Faksimilebd.: 183 Bl., OHLdr., Lwd. des Faks.-Bandes hinten min. stockfl., sonst tadell. (Der zweite Textbd. der Edition - mit den Teilen aus der Sophien-Bibl. Überlingen und Bibl. Zurl. in der Aargauischen Kantonsbilbiothek - fehlt. 1 von 1060 Ex. Im Kommentarbd. die vollständige Edition des Chroniktextes, zu Leben und Werk von W. Schodoler, zur Sprache und handschriftl. Überlieferung, Register. Der vorliegende Bd. II umfasst den Alten Zürichkrieg, den Österreichischen Krieg, Frieden von Baden, den Armagnakenkrieg bis zur Konstanzer Übereinkunft. Vorliegendes Ex. vermutlich ein Präsentationsexemplar, entgegen der Ausstattung der Normalausgabe mit ihrem Ganz-Ldr. und Schliessen in nüchternem HLdr.

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        Alexander Rodtschenko - Linolschnitte 1918/19.

      2° (42, 5 x 32 cm), 2 Bl., 15 Siebdruck-Tafeln nach Holzschnitten, 2 Orig.-Linolschnitten., OKart-Mappe mit losen Blättern, Mappe wenig beschienen, tadell. XXXIV vom 50 römisch. num. Exemplaren. Die beiden 1918 und 1920 entstandenen Orig.-Linolschnitte unter Passepartout und rückseitig von Warwara Rodschenko signiert, die Abzüge von den Linolplatten besorgte W. Wittig. Edition aus dem Moskauer Nachlass mit dem Text des Künstlers «Alles Versuche». Verlegt wurde das Werk durch Rudolf Mayer.

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        Frisée. Lithographie.

      71 x 105 cm, in Alu-Rahmen, Tadellos Probedruck vom bekannten schweizer Künstler signiert.

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        Sechs Lithografien zu Alexander Bloks Poem «Die Zwölf».

      2°, 2 Bl. (Text), 6 Originallithographien, Kart-Mappe m. losen Blättern in Kart.-Schuber, mappe min angeschmutzt, tadell. (= Grafik-Edition X). Herausgegeben von Lothar Lang und Hans Marquardt. Die Grafiken alle signiert u. dat. Nr. 125 von 225 arab. num. Expl. Fritz Cremer (1906 -1993 in Berlin) deutscher Bildhauer, Grafiker und Zeichner, später Vizepräsident der Akademie der Künste der DDR. Berühmt ist sein Buchenwald-Denkmal. Alexander Alexandrowitsch Blok (1880 -1921), Dichter der russischen Moderne. Er war neben Andrei Bely der wichtigste Vertreter der so genannten zweiten Generation der Symbolisten.

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        Signor Formica. Heraugegeben von Wolfram Benda. Nachwort von Gerd Hemmerich.

      Gr.8°, als Frontispiz 1 handkolorierte Orig.-Radierung, 154 S., OHPgt. m. Ldr.-Rückenschildchen, Goldfileten, in Schmuckschuber., Tadellos. EA. Ex. Nr. IV der 15 römisch nummerierten, im Impressum nicht gelisteten Exemplare mit nur einer Radierung: Diese waren für den Verlag bestimmt, und nicht im Handel (Auskunft des Herausgebers, Dr. Wolfram Benda). Handeinband von Ernst Lehr, Bayreuth. Vom Künstler, Buchbinder und Herausgeber im Impressum signiert. Die Radierung vom Künstler signiert und nummeriert.

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

      Capra Press 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'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.

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        Melange Funeste

      Gotham Book Mart (New York): Gotham Book Mart. 1981. First. First edition. 12mo. Fine in wrappers as issued. One of 500 numbered copies Signed by Gorey. A "slice" book. .

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        Det tavse land. Fotografier af Krass Clement ('The Silent Country. Photographs by Krass Clement').

      Copenhagen: Borgen, 1981. Oblonged 4to. Original photoillustrated wrappers. 101 pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Near fine copy with only minimal wear to cover, lower right corner mainly. Due to the softcover format - only issued like this - the book is almost impossible to find in such fine condition. The best copy I have seen for long. Inside clean and bright. Please inquire for more pictures of this item.. Very rare first edition of Krass Clement's early masterpiece. One of the most hard to find of Krass Clement photobooks, especially in this fine condition. Krass Clement is still mainly famous for his book 'Drum' (1996) included in Parr & Badger, but most of Clement's oeuvre is equally outstanding. His published work since his début in 1978 ('Skygger af øjeblikke') stands out not only due to the very high quality and the original angle he has towards photography but also because the books were thought and made as 'real photobooks'. They are not just collections of photographs, but works of art in their own right. 'The Silent Country' is a very convincing work and among the most important works by this photographer - and more rare than most of his books - underrated compared to "Drum" included in Parr & Badger. 'The Silent Country' was Clement's second book; a multifaceted portrait of people in Denmark inspired by Robert Frank's portrait of America. Photos are shot in the 1960's and 1970's , perhaps the most sharply and elegant composed book by Clement. A land mark book in danish photo history. First and only edition

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        The Curse of the Pharaohs

      Dodd Mead & Company NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1981). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine. Yes. First edition, first printing. A fine copy. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped, and has only a slight trace of wear at the spine tips, else is fine and bright. The second volume in the Amelia Peabody series.

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        American Bard. Being the Preface to the First Edition of Leaves of Grass Now Restored to its Native Verse Rhythms and Presented as a Living Poem

      (Santa Cruz): Lime Kiln Press, 1981. Folio. 37pp. One of 115 copies printed, illustrated, and signed by William Everson. This book was Everson's final offering as Master Printer of the Lime Kiln Press. Illustrated with two woodcuts, it is the only book that he both printed and illustrated. Bound in three-quarter gray pigskin and raw India silk-over-boards. An extremely fine, crisp copy. Prospectus laid in.

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        STUDIES & SKETCHES OF A BIRD PAINTER. Paintings, Drawings and Text by Raymond Ching. With additional notes by Errol Fuller.

      Number 487 of a signed limited edition of 500 copies, bound in full morocco, gilt. Folio. A mint copy in a slightly rubbed box.

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        Philosophical Explanations.

      Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981. Royal 8vo. Orig. full grey cloth w. white lettering to spine. Orig. black, red and white dust-jacket, not price-clipped. A few small tears to capitals and corners of dust-jacket w. very minor loss. Binding and internally near mint. XII, (2), 764, (1) pp.. First edition, presentation copy from the author "For Iz/ Fondly,/ Bob", dated "August, 1981", of this highly important work of modern day philosophy. This is Nozick's second book, and it constitutes his most influential contribution to philosophy outside of political theory. In this work Nozick develops his "externalist" theory of knowledge. The work covers many aspects of metaphysics and ethics, but especially the metaphysics of personal identity occupies a central role in this main work, which comes second in importance to only his seminal "Anarchy, State and Utopia" (1974). Robert Nozick (1938 -2002) was an American philosopher, born in Brooklyn, and Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard University. He was a thinker with wide-ranging interests, and he is now considered one of the most important and influential political philosophers of the Anglo-American analytic tradition, together with John Rawls. In his Philosophical Explanations, which received the Phi Beta Kappa Society's Waldo Emerson Award, Nozick brings forth the now so famous, but then novel and (still) controversial accounts of knowledge, free will, personal identity and meaning of life. The "Philosophical Explanations" is thus a groundbreaking work in several ways:According to traditional theories of knowledge, a knower S knows a proposition p if and only if S believes p, p is true, and S is justified in believing p. The problem with the three instances here is the last, namely what does "being justified in believing" entail? Nozick here comes up with a unique contribution that has been of great importance to epistemologists ever since: He determines this belief negatively. It is the counterfactuals that make the true belief count as knowledge, i.e. 1) S would not believe p, if p were not true (the "variation" condition), and 2) under different circumstances, S would still believe and would not believe the negation of p (the "adherence" condition). Nozick determines a belief that fulfills these conditions as one that "tracks the truth". Furthermore, Nozick uses his analysis in answering skepticism, and controversially denies the "closure principle" (if S knows that p and that p entails q, then S knows that q), bringing him great (and not necessarily positive) fame among epsitemologists. Thus Nozick here presents an epistemological system designed to deal with Gettier-style problems as well as those posed by skepticism, and his argument became highly influential. Furthermore, in "Philosophical Explanations", Nozick also presents his "closest continuer" theory, his seminal contribution to the debate of personal identity. The question of personal identity has a long tradition among philosophers and can stem from puzzles like: If person A wakes up in the body of person B, who is he? Is he A, or is he B? Nozick comes up with an answer to such questions, namely that it is the later person who "most closely continues" the earlier one who is the one truly identical to the latter. Of course, this leaves room for interpretation, and so in Nozick's view, personal identity comes to partly depend upon the factors that are most important to the answerer, e.g. bodily or psychological properties.Apart from the groundbreaking ideas presented in this work, it is also famous for posing numerous questions, the answers to which are often left to the reader, for using non-philosophical works to illustrate philosophical points, and not least for the curious style, in which it is written."This book puts forward its explanations in a very tentative spirit; not only do I not ask you to believe they are correct, I do not think it important for me to believe them correct, either. Still, I do believe, and hope you will find it so, that these proposed explanations are illuminating and worth considering, that they are worth surpassing; also, that the process of seeking and elaborating explanations, being open to new possibilities, the new wonderings and wanderings, the free exploration, is itself a delight. Can any pleasure compare to that of a new idea, a new question?There is sexual experience, of course, not dissimilar, with its own playfulness and possibilities, its focused freedom, its depth, its sharp pleasures and its gentle ones, its ecstacies. What is the mind's excitement and sensuality? What its orgasm? Whatever, it unfortunately will frighten and offend the puritans of the mind (do the two puritanisms share a common root?) even as it expands others and brings them joy." (Nozick, Introduction, p. 24)."Iz" in the presentation is the famous philosopher of education, Israel Scheffler, Professor Emeritus of Education and Philosophy at Harvard University. He is a founding member of The National Academy of Education and author of "Four Pragmatists", "In Praise of the Cognitive Emotions", "Symbolic Worlds" and other works in philosophy as well as of a memoir on his early Jewish education, "Teachers of My Youth"

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        The Milagro Beanfield War, The Magic Journey, The Nirvana Blues

      Holt Rinehart Winston NY: Holt, Rinehart, Winston. (1974, 1978, 1981). The three volumes in Nichols' New Mexico Trilogy. Signed by the author in the third volume. The first volume has a very small bump to the spine base and jacket; the second volume has a short gutter tear and a tiny bit of top edge foxing, in a jacket with a mild upper edge crease; the set is for the most part stunning, still very near fine or better with no tears or fading. The first book was memorably adapted for film by Robert Redford, with Nichols co-authoring the screenplay. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Flowers and Trees

      Haywire Press New York: Haywire Press, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. An exquisitely printed collection of black and white photographs. A fine copy in a spiral binding with purple cloth. Signed and inscribed by Friedlander. A lovely copy of one of his best books.

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

      Sweetwater Editions NY: Sweetwater Editions. (1981). The limited edition of this handsome book of photographs by Ann Parker, and gravestone rubbings, with text by Avon Neal. One of 175 numbered copies bound in full mottled calf, blind stamped and with raised bands and green leather spine label, and signed by Neal and Parker. In addition, there are two selenium-toned silver prints by Ann Parker laid in, matted, numbered and signed by Parker and an original gravestone rubbing, also matted, numbered, and signed by both authors. The book is fine. Enclosed with the prints in a clamshell box, which is also fine. A handsome and important production, many copies of which were destroyed when the publisher was bought and the new owner discarded existing inventory. This copy from the library of the authors, with a letter of provenance available. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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

      Sweetwater Editions New York: Sweetwater Editions, (1981). Limited edition. Hardcover. vg. 1/75. 4to. Oblong. 115pp. Original leather with sculpted image on front cover in brown cloth clamshell box. Cover plate on box. Minor rubbing to box. Title-plate in green leather with gold lettering. Raised bands. Minor scuffing and scratching to leather. Decorated endpapers. Illustrated with 42 b/w reproductions of photographs and gravestone rubbings. Includes 3 loose mounted plates of which one is an original gravestone rubbing in duo tone taken directly from the Pompey Benton marker as well as 2 selenium-toned photographs. All 3 plates are signed by Neal and Parker. Also signed by them on colophon page. "This book is based on our original portfolios; substitutions have been made to balance and enrich the selection. The newly added descriptive texts include, wherever possible, the results of research into the lives and working methods of the carvers represented. Each rubbing is complemented by a photograph taken on the site, so that the individual sculpture is presented in detail and in full. In preparing this volume, the rubbings have been a collaboration between the two authors; the photographs were the work of Ann Parker; the text was written by Avon Neal." Clamshell box in very good, book in near fine condition.

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        FAMOUS LAST WORDS

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

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        Midnight's Children (Signed First Edition)

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First American Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The author's breakthrough novel, winner of the Booker Prize. Very Good plus or better in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slight toning to the extremities, and light bumps at two corners. Jacket extremities show a few tiny closed tears, light fading to the sensitive spine panel, and brief toning and a small dampstain on the verso.

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