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        Contes du lundi. Tartarin de Tarascon. Lettres de mon moulin. Illustrations en couleurs de Henry Lemarié.

      - Paris, Les Heures Claires, Piazza, 1981. 6 volumes in-8, reliure éditeur, étuis, dont 3 volumes pour les suites. Tirage limité à 3650 exemplaires, ici un des 150 grand vélin de Rives comportant, pour chaque titre, une suite en noir et la décomposition des couleurs * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1981. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. 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. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A302e2

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Anglo-American Establishment

      Books in Focus, New York 1981 - 0916728501 354 pages. Index. Footnotes. "On very rare occasions a book appears which forever changes the way in which we perceive the world around us. Within a short while it becomes hard to understand how we could have functioned without the knowledge gained from it. This is such a book. Quigley presents certain 'keys' crucial to the understanding of 20th century political, economic and military events - events of the past, present, and future. The fact that Carroll Quigley, a highly respected professor at Georgetown University and an instructor at Princeton and Harvard, could not find a publisher for this work, is in itself significant." - Stephen A. Zarlenga, Publisher. Light wear to book which is clean and unmarked but for prior owner's neat signature atop front free endpaper. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A quality copy of this significant work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Companion Volume V, Part 1, The Exchequer Years, 1922-1929

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 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 (which included sheets for the American edition) and the Volume V Companions were published in smaller quantities than other Companion volumes. This is the first of three Volume V Companions, first U.S. edition, fine in a fine dust jacket. The binding is immaculate - clean and bright with no wear. The sole flaw is a trifling bump to the lower corner of the top board. The contents are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. There is a tiny 1.5 inch x .5 inch previous owner sticker on the top right of the ffep. The unclipped dust jacket is nearly perfect - clean and bright with no wear, no soiling, and no fading. A premium copy. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A302e1.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        LES GRANDS TROUBADOURS

      Nice, Joseph Pardo, A L'enseigne SEFER 1981 - 151pp. Bon Etat.  Un vol. pleine reliure vélin ivoir de l'éditeur décorée sur le premier plat d'une peinture de l'artiste, emboitage de vélous bleu, int. frais. Tir. lim. à 2000 exemplaires sur vélin d'arches. Les Illustrations d'Ansaldi 16 planches dont une double, ont été reproduites en sérigraphies et réhaussées au pochoir dans les ateliers de l'éditeur; Chaque page est entourée d'un encadrement dessiné par l'illustrateur et réhaussé à la main. Exemplaireenrichi d'une dédicace de l'illustrateur ainsi que d'une planche refusée intitulée "Dissection". Bien complet de son certificat d'authenticité signé par l'éditeur. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Midnight's Children

      Alfred Knopf New York: Alfred Knopf, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition (preceding the British publication) of the author's epic second book, a novel about the independence of India. Winner of the Booker Prize. A fine, bright copy in priced dustwrapper with very mild fade. Not a scarce title, but surprisingly elusive in collector's condition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN (1st w/ signed bookplate)

      Knopf, New York 1981 - 1981 Alfred A. Knopf. first edition first printing, Stated. 1st issue DJ with 13.95 price intact on flap. Book is tight and square. corners are sharp. No real flaws keeping this book from grading near fine or better. There is a ting speck to FFEP. You would need to look for it to find it. Gray panels and burgundy cloth are clean. Pages are bright and clean. DJ backstrip shows sunning. DJ has 2 tiny closed tears and minor rubbing at DJ backstrip base. Most faint ringstain outline to front DJ cover. Considered one of the most important novels published in the english language. Winner of the Booker prize and subsequently, the winner of the booker prize amongst all other booker prize winners. Salman Rushdie hand signed bookplate loosely laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Roadkills: A Collection of Prose and Poetry (Signed Limited Edition with Portfolio of Signed Prints)

      Cheloniidae Press, East Hampton 1981 - This is a signed deluxe limited edition of "Roadkills: A Collection of Prose and Poetry" published by the Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton in 1981 with a limitation of 50 copies this being number XXXIX. "Roadkills" is Alan James Robinson's third publication to which he contributed the illustrations and searched out fellow roadkill enthusiasts Gillian Conoley, Madeline DeFrees, Richard Eberhart, John McPhee, Gary Snyder, and William Stafford to provide the prose and poetry to the project. Although the topic sounds very quirky, the illustrator and authors do a remarkable job in handling this often encountered and frequently ignored slice of reality with dignity and grace. "Roadkills" was produced in an edition of 250 and fifty deluxe copies containing an additional suite of prints. The present copy is one of the fifty deluxe editions signed by the artist and all six authors. The wood engravings were printed on Cha-u-ke paper, and the etching and text on Sakomoto and Mulberry paper. All printing was done at Harold McGrath's Hampshire Typothetae, except for the single etching printed by the artist at the Cheloniidae Press. Measuring approximately 12.25 by 9.25 inches, "Road Kills" is a fascinating artists book that is bound in quarter grey moroccan goat and black Japanese paper covered boards with a "tire tread" design along the edges of the leather. The suite of signed and numbered illustrations are contained in a black cloth chemise. The book and illustrations are both housed in a clamshell box that is made of the same material and design as the book. The book, chemise and clamshell box are in FINE- condition with some minor soiling to the boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Franklin Books]
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        The Curse of the Pharaohs

      NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1981). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine. 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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Original Artwork for the Dustwrapper of So Near So Far

      London: John Murray, 1981. Val Biro's finished artwork for the first edition d/w of this book, image 13.5" x 9.5", in gouache on artboard, a beautiful maritime scene, signed by Biro. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition Artwork. No Book/Original Dustjacket Artwork. Illus. by Val Biro.

      [Bookseller: David Schutte]
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        Manuscript/Typescript of "Running into the Great Wall"

      1981. Kesey's manuscript for an article for Running magazine [Jan/Feb 1982], which sent him to cover the 1981 Beijing Marathon. Running, a magazine based in Eugene, Oregon, near to Kesey's home in Pleasant Hill, had sent Kesey to cover the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials a year earlier. Kesey had been unable to write straight journalism and wrote a piece narrated by a fictional character, creating a hybrid of fiction and journalism. A year later, after Kesey had spent time reading the nonfiction of Ernest Hemingway and Norman Mailer, Running took a chance again and sent him to cover the first Beijing Marathon, a landmark event signaling China's emergence into the world community after decades of isolation under Mao Tse Tung following the Cultural Revolution. Kesey was determined to learn to write straightforward reporting, and to assist him on the project Running hired Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker to accompany him. After a month in China, Kesey came to the editor of Running to admit that "I ain't a journalist now and I guess I never will be. I'm writing a piece of fiction." So, as he had done for the Olympic trials, Kesey created a fictional story as a vehicle for carrying the news he wanted to report about the Marathon, and placed the whole in a framework of excerpts from the Tao Te Ching, one of the classic texts of ancient chinese philosophy and mysticism. The result was a novella-length piece that ran in a single issue of Running. This is the original manuscript for that piece. Approximately 73 pages [23 pp. photocopy, reproducing Kesey's holograph corrections and with editor's original notations; 30 pp. of pink typescript, with Kesey's holograph corrections and changes as well as editorial notations; 20 pp. of holograph manuscript, with Kesey's corrections in red ink]. Clipped together in four sections: the photocopied section; the two pink typescript sections (the second with the editor's note at top to start this section as page 73); and the fourth, manuscript section on notebook paper. According to the editor, the photocopy of the first section became the working manuscript after Kesey's typescript was sucked out of his Cadillac convertible on the ride between Pleasant Hill and Eugene, and ended up scattered over the highway and countryside. Knowing that Kesey could be careless about such things, the editor had made a photocopy before Kesey left the office. Extensive re-writing is in evidence throughout the manuscript, with approximately 16 pages of the finished article (as measured in online printout pages) not present in this draft, and about 11 pages of this draft, including most of the holograph material, not appearing in the published version. Kesey manuscript material seldom appears on the market: his papers are at the University of Oregon, and individual pieces are seldom offered for sale. We only found one Kesey manuscript appearing at auction in the past 35 years, although it appeared, and sold, on two different occasions. A glimpse of the novelist as storyteller, attempting but failing to write journalism and as a result stretching his story on the broad scaffolding of Oriental philosophy and giving it timeless resonance. Also a view of the work in progress: a lengthy, almost book-length piece with much re-writing and a substantial amount of unpublished writing by Kesey that is unavailable elsewhere. The largest trove of Kesey manuscript material that we have seen offered for sale. Except for some slight corner ruffling, the manuscript is fine. .

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        Soul of a Tree: A Woodworker's Reflections

      KODANSHA INTNL., TOKYO, NY 1981 - presentation copy signed by George Nakashima dated July 22 1983 on front endpaper, also inlcudes a newpaper Obituary from Woodshop News August 1990. Book has very light shelf wear, lightly faded edges/extremities, good, clean, tight and unmarked. Dust jacket has some light shelf wear, rubbed covers/extremities, front inner DJ flap is snipped but doesn't effect the printed price, very lightly age-toned, wrinkled on rear, newspaper obituary included DATE PUBLISHED: 1981 EDITION: FIRST ED 221 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Allen Press Bibliography MCMLXXXI produced by hand with art work, sample pages from previous editions.

      ALLEN PRESS 1981 - Folio, 91, [3], [3, index] pp. plus numerous sample pages inserted throughout. Original quarter tan cloth and decorated cloth hand-blocked by Fortuny. Fine in publisher's box, with the original prospectus loosely inserted. Limited to 140 copies and generally regarded as the best book of the press along with Printing with the Handpress. The illustrations and decorations are from work produced at The Allen Press 1939 through 1980. The inserts of sample pages are numbered as per the bibliography. See the recent Grolier Club publication, A Century for the Century, an exhibition of some of the most beautiful examples of fine printing produced during the Twentieth Century. A fine collectible copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ENTHUSIAST.|THE

      Palaemon Press Limited N.P.: Palaemon Press Limited, 1981. marble paper covered boards, paper cover and spine labels. 6|108|232|451/OK. Palaemon Press. 8vo. marble paper covered boards, paper cover and spine labels. (iv), 31+(1) pages. Limited to 200 numbered and signed copies; this is one of the 50 lettered copies reserved for the author and publisher. First appearance of "The Enthusiast." Some wear to the boards, small chip to the paper at the head of the spine on the rear board. Minor wear to the corners.

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        IL PIEMONTE.:

      Editalia,, Firenze 1981 - (Codice EK0348) Folio (41x33,5 cm) 280 pp. Sontuoso, imponente volume. Presentazione di Giovanni Arpino. Edizione di pregio su carta a mano filigranata Ventura di Cernobbio, tiratura di 2999 esemplari numerati. Copia n. 1124 ad personam, targhetta in rame all'interno della copertina. Saggi di autorevoli studiosi corredati con molte decine di illustrazioni in nero finemente incise, alcune a piena e doppia pagina, e 3 belle vedute e carte ripiegate fuori testo. Grandi margini, capilettera in rosso. Legatura in tutto cuoio pregiato, dorso a nervi con titolo oro e scomparti ornati. Piatto anteriore con stemma a sbalzo opera di Mario Picchi e titolo a rilievo. Piatto posteriore con 5 borchie metalliche. Cofanetto editoriale in tela, interno in velluto, piatti illustrati. Splendido esemplare. Euro 450 ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        Disney Animation The Illusion of Life

      New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Abbeville Press, 1981. 489 plates in full color, thousands of black-and-white illustrations. (Ref. #ACC-G116).. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 10-1/2" x 11-1/2" Tall. General.

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

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

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        MINOTAURE 1934 - 1936 [ Réédition reliée des N° 5, 6 , 7, 8 ]

      Skira - Genève 1981. 1 Volume/1. -- Très bon état -- Reliure éditeur cartonnée pleine toile sous jaquette illustrée. Format in-4°( 32,3 x 25,5 cm )( 2320 gr ). ------- Réédition reliée des N° 5, 6, 7, 8 ( 69 , 76, 77 et 55 pages ). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Way of Seeing

      New York: Horizon Press, (1981). Near fine in a near fine jacket.. First of this revised and enlarged edition. Square quarto. SIGNED by Levitt. With 24 additional photographs and corrected text, printed by Richard Benson. (Parr / Badger, v1, 252-253; Roth 178-179; Open Book 214-215).

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        To Bird with With Love (Signed First Edition)

      Poitiers, France: Editions Wizlov, 1981. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED and DATED in the year of publication by the book's designer Francis Paudras to his fellow designer Harris Lewine: "This big book for you Harris / big like your unalterable passion for this music / with love / Francis Paudras / 81." & & Lewine is a New York City graphic designer and art director who over the course of several decades created dust jackets and album covers for everyone from Harcourt Brace to Riverside Records, where he was instrumental in designing the sleeves for Bill Evans "Portrait in Jazz" and "The Unique Thelonius Monk" among others. Near Fine without dust jacket as issued. An astonishing collection of photos selected by Paudras and Parker's widow, and an interesting association with an artist who's work helped define the look of some undeniably classic albums from the 1950s through 1980s. & & Spine slightly shaken, else Fine. In a Near Fine publisher's pictorial box with professional repairs to the corners.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        A Jewish Iconography + A Jewish Iconography, Supplementary Volume [Signed]

      Nonpareil 1981-1982, London - 1/650. Folio. XXXI, [1], 277, [1], 128pp. Original gilt-stamped red goatskin with gold lettering on spine. Decorative endpapers. Half title signed by Alfred Rubens. Pictorial title page in red and black lettering. One of 100 copies bound in red goatskin (No.299). The supplementary volume is bound in pictorial red wrappers with gold and white lettering on front cover and spine. Half title signed by the author. Both books are housed in a gilt-stamped red cloth clamshell box, with gold lettering on spine. Extensive lexicon of important Jewish artists, traditions and works, illustrated throughout with 2466 miniature b/w photographic reproductions. The book was compiled by the renowned curator and collector of Jewish art, Alfred Rubens. The supplementary volume is profusely illustrated with numerous b/w and color photographic reproductions. Gold lettering on clamshell box partly faded. The red goatskin binding is moderately rubbed and soiled on covers. Half title slightly foxed. Clamshell box in overall good+, binding in good- to good, wrappers and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nothing To Write Home About (Inscribed)

      Los Angeles: Little Caeser Press, 1981. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo. 55 pp. A series of brief poetical observations. Very good condition in bound wrappers with cover illustration by the artist. This copy affectionately INSCRIBED by Brainard to Morris Golde. Golde was a renowned patron of the arts and close friend to many artists and writers in the New York School circle including John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Larry Rivers and others. An uncommon Brainard title and a nice association.

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        Les Ennéades de Plotin, chef de l'école néoplatonicienne

      Librairie philosophique Vrin 1981 - SERIE COMPLETE en trois volumes in-8 (14.5x23 cm), brochés, (CXXXIV)-548-692-700 pages, traduites pour la première fois en français accompagnées de sommaires, de notes et d'éclaircissements et précédées de la vie de Plotin et des principes de la théorie des intelligibles de Porphyre, réédition de la toute première traduction (Hachette 1857-1861) ; pliures aux dos insolés, une étiquette aux quatrièmes plats, plats parfois en partie jaunis, une petite déchirure en bordure du premier plat du tome I, intérieurs frais, bon état. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Ionian Mission

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

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        Archive for The Wounding: An Essay on Education

      In 1981, Albee, the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Charleston in West Virginia. His speech, on his own education, or lack thereof, and on how one is forever "wounded" by the responsibilities of an education, was published in a signed wrappered limited edition of 200 copies by Mountain State Press, with an additional 50 signed hardcover copies distributed by university professor William Plumley's own Parchment Press. This archive includes:- Albee's hand-corrected typescript of his speech, 9 pages, with "The Wounding: an Essay on Education" listed as a "possible title." Approximately a dozen small corrections in Albee's hand.- an autograph note signed by Albee to Bill Plumley, dated July, 1981, transmitting the above, and asking Plumley to send Lolita back. - an uncorrected photocopy of Albee's typescript, with a copy of the colophon as it is printed in the book.- Copy No. 1 of the 50 hardcover copies of The Wounding, signed by Albee. Fine in a fine dust jacket (and with three extra copies of the jacket, folded).- a copy of the typescript of the (unattributed) remarks used to introduce Albee at the commencement ceremony, with an envelope addressed to Dr. Plumley from "J.P." In the preceding months, Albee's Broadway play adaptation of Nabokov's Lolita had opened and closed after 12 performances (and 31 previews), and the introductory remarks attempt to diplomatically manage Albee's fall from theatrical grace. - four periodicals from the time, each inscribed by Albee to Plumley on their covers: The New Republic (April 11, 1981); Newsweek and Time (March 30, 1981); The New Yorker (March 23, 1981). The latter announces the opening of Lolita; the first three contain reviews of the play, one of which (The New Republic) is briefly quoted in the introductory remarks to Albee's speech. An interesting archive, which documents a noteworthy commencement speech by one of the preeminent American playwrights of the 20th century, at the time that he has just experienced perhaps the most extreme critical savaging of his career. It is perhaps not surprising that the title of the talk, and the book, is "The Wounding" and that Albee takes great pains to express the wounding -- by civilization, by education, and by our own natures -- as something to be grateful for, that distinguishes us as humans, and makes us members of the same "club." The hardcover edition is rare; the archival material is unique. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        La Festo en Païs d'Arle. La Fête au pays d'Arles. Illustrations de Jean Arène.

      S.l.n.m.e., 1981. - 300 X 355 mm. en ff. sous portefeujlle toilé à lacets, non paginé. Texte calligraphié en provençal et en français. Avec 24 compositions en couleurs de Jean Arène tirées en sérigraphie à la mains sur papier macul. Edition tirée à 350 ex. num. et signés. 1/24 ex. de tête comportant un desin original, enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur.

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens & modernes]
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        Spring Offensive: [portfolio of five broadside poems by Wendy Cope, Christopher Hope, Jeremy Hooker, Jenny Joseph and Lotte Kramer, each illustrated with an etching by, respectively, Clarissa Upchurch, Corridan Graddon, Bruce Glasser, David Donne and George Szirtes]

      [Hitchin]: Starwheel Press 1981 - 4to. Five sheets of handmade paper loose in portfolio, (printed paper label), with extra title and "Contributors" sheets; one corner of portfolio slightly creased. Edition limited to 55 numbered copies, each broadside signed by author and artist. The Starwheel Press was the child of George Szirtes, the poet, artist and translator, and his wife, the artist Clarissa Upchurch. "We ran it between 1976 and 1986 from our house in Hitchin," he told Cameron Self in an interview for the website Literary Norfolk, "on a big letterpress machine and an etching press in the cellar. It existed to bring together artists and mostly well-known poets (we contributed as artists, I only once produced poems for it). The poets included Peter Porter, Anne Stevenson, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Peter Scupham, Craig Raine, Wendy Cope and many others. There were five individual sheets of poem with etchings, in a card portfolio, all signed and hand-printed. We did one portfolio a year, working right through summer, not paying ourselves. The editions ran to 55 copies. They were sold at book, not art prices, and naturally they disappeared into collections." Spring Offensive's CONTRIBUTORS sheet begins with "Wendy Cope Teaches in a London school. A section of her work will appear in Poetry Introduction 5 to be published by Faber and Faber early in 1982." Cope had published a first, slim pamphlet, Across the City, with John Cotton's Priapus Press the year previously. She shared Poetry Introduction 5 (1982) with Blake Morrison, Medbh McGuckian, Michael Hofmann and others, but her first collection with Faber, Making Cocoa with Kingsley Amis, did not come out until 1986. It was the book that made her name. Cope here contributes "Autumn", Christopher Hope "Spring Snow", Jeremy Hooker "On a Child's Painting", Jenny Joseph "May Light" and Lotte Kramer "Faces". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Fergusson Books & Manuscripts]
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        A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC

      New York:: Harper & Row,, 1981. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED BY SHEL SILVERSTEIN without personalization. Fine hardback Stated "First Edition" on the copyright page, First Printing in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. 8vo. 167, [9] pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Matrix: A Review for Printers and Bibliophiles. Numbers 1 through 28 in the deluxe bindings

      Andoversford, Gloucester: Whittington Press, 1981-2009 In the deluxe bindings of quarter morocco of different colors over boards, in publisher's slipcases. Twenty volumes, plus the index to Volumes I-21. Quarto. . Each volume contains about 200 lettrerpress pages, plus many type specimens, paper samples, original graphics, broadsides, fold-outs, photographs, and specimens of fine printing. All of the volumes except Volume 21 are the deluxe issues, with the extra samples, illustrations, and additional information that accompanied those issues. Volume 21 is marked "Press Copy," in the same deluxe binding but without a couple of extra pieces that were in the deluxe issue. The limitation of the deluxe issues varied from 30 copies of Number One to eighty copies. This set stops at Volume 28, when the collector stopped collecting. Two subsequent numbers have since been published and should be fairly easily obtainable since they were issued in the past several years.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Manuscript/Typescript of "Running into the Great Wall"

      1981. Kesey's manuscript for an article for Running magazine [Jan/Feb 1982], which sent him to cover the 1981 Beijing Marathon. Running, a magazine based in Eugene, Oregon, near to Kesey's home in Pleasant Hill, had sent Kesey to cover the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials a year earlier. Kesey had been unable to write straight journalism and wrote a piece narrated by a fictional character, creating a hybrid of fiction and journalism. A year later, after Kesey had spent time reading the nonfiction of Ernest Hemingway and Norman Mailer, Running took a chance again and sent him to cover the first Beijing Marathon, a landmark event signaling China's emergence into the world community after decades of isolation under Mao Tse Tung following the Cultural Revolution. Kesey was determined to learn to write straightforward reporting, and to assist him on the project Running hired Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker to accompany him. After a month in China, Kesey came to the editor of Running to admit that "I ain't a journalist now and I guess I never will be. I'm writing a piece of fiction." So, as he had done for the Olympic trials, Kesey created a fictional story as a vehicle for carrying the news he wanted to report about the Marathon, and placed the whole in a framework of excerpts from the Tao Te Ching, one of the classic texts of ancient chinese philosophy and mysticism. The result was a novella-length piece that ran in a single issue of Running. This is the original manuscript for that piece. Approximately 73 pages [23 pp. photocopy, reproducing Kesey's holograph corrections and with editor's original notations; 30 pp. of pink typescript, with Kesey's holograph corrections and changes as well as editorial notations; 20 pp. of holograph manuscript, with Kesey's corrections in red ink]. Clipped together in four sections: the photocopied section; the two pink typescript sections (the second with the editor's note at top to start this section as page 73); and the fourth, manuscript section on notebook paper. According to the editor, the photocopy of the first section became the working manuscript after Kesey's typescript was sucked out of his Cadillac convertible on the ride between Pleasant Hill and Eugene, and ended up scattered over the highway and countryside. Knowing that Kesey could be careless about such things, the editor had made a photocopy before Kesey left the office. Extensive re-writing is in evidence throughout the manuscript, with approximately 16 pages of the finished article (as measured in online printout pages) not present in this draft, and about 11 pages of this draft, including most of the holograph material, not appearing in the published version. Kesey manuscript material seldom appears on the market: his papers are at the University of Oregon, and individual pieces are seldom offered for sale. We only found one Kesey manuscript appearing at auction in the past 35 years, although it appeared, and sold, on two different occasions. A glimpse of the novelist as storyteller, attempting but failing to write journalism and as a result stretching his story on the broad scaffolding of Oriental philosophy and giving it timeless resonance. Also a view of the work in progress: a lengthy, almost book-length piece with much re-writing and a substantial amount of unpublished writing by Kesey that is unavailable elsewhere. The largest trove of Kesey manuscript material that we have seen offered for sale. Except for some slight corner ruffling, the manuscript is fine. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Gesammelte Werke. Hrsg. Christian Büttrich und Norbert Miller.

      Insel-Verlag, (Frankfurt am Main) 1981 - 7 Bde. (Frankfurt am Main) Insel-Verlag (1981-1989). 8°. Dünndruck. OLn. OUmschl. in der OLn-Kassette. WG 58. Die verdienstvolle erste und einzige Gesamtausgabe in einem schönen Exemplar (ein Schutzumschlag mit kleinen Druckstellen). Sprache: deu OLn. OUmschl. in der OLn-Kassette. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        The Engravings Of David Jones A Survey By Douglas Cleverdon

      London: Clover Hill Editions, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Volume one (text) in quarter gold morocco and green buckram, raised bands, green leather spine labels, front cover printed and decorated in gilt. Teg. Portfolio in clamshell box, two-toned brown and green cloth, green leather spine labels printed in gilt. Both housed in matching green slipcase. 2 vols. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Jones, David. 58 pages in text. Text volume 32 x 25 cm. Clamshell box 33 x 27 cm. Limited edition, copy XLVI of 75 deluxe copies [total edition of 446], portfolios containing a set of the engraving on Japon, 9 copper engravings and 1 dry-point, printed from the original copper plates. Text volume with portrait frontispiece, 96 illustrations of plates of Jones' wood-block, copper plates, and engravings printed on Barcham Green hand-made paper. Designed and printed letter press by Will & Sebastian Carter at the Rampart Lion Press. The reproductions are printed offset by Adrian Lack at the Senecio Press, Charlbury, Oxford.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        PETER HUJAR - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER

      (HUJAR, PETER). Hall, Dieter & Jean-Christophe Ammann. PETER HUJAR - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. NP (Innsbruck, AUSTRIA): Allerheiligenpresse, 1981. First Edition 1/1000. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine. np, 52 b&w illustrations + cover. Text in German. With an exhibition history and bibliography. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the austere, beautiful catalogue published in conjunction with 1981 exhibition of the late Peter Hujar's black and white portrait photographs. These include striking images of David Wojnarowicz, William S. Burroughs, Gary Indiana, Rene Ricard, Susan Sontag, Nicolas Moufarrage, Ray Johnson, Candy Darling (on her deathbed), Paul Thek, Tomata Du Plenty, and many more. A bright white, most handsome copy of this uncommon item bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "To Helene, Peter Hujar" in black ink on the title page. The recipient was the proprietor of the photographer's neighborhood New York bookstore from whom we acquired this significant tome directly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022549&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Cujo Signed #d Limited Edition in slipcase, #449 of 750 copies

      New York: Mysterious Press. F+/F+. 1981. Limited Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 0670451932 . #449 of 750 copies of this signed limited edition, SIGNED by Stephen King on the limitation page. Fine+ book in maroon colored cloth with gold gilt lettering and design. It is 'very' tight, straight, clean and the text and page edges are squeaky clean and the gilt and cloth as new. The clear acetate dustjacket is also Fine+ with no tears, chips or wear, as is the slipcase. The clear dustjacket is on the book in the image with the book in the slipcase. A lovely package all around. Made into a classic horror film, though I must say this is one time the 'bad guy' (poor sick Cujo) is just as sympathetic a character as are the humans caught in a horrid situation. The book's ending is way better than the movie's IMHO since the movie concentrated primarily on shock effect. The trade edition of the book was published by Viking Press in 1981 also, and the movie was produced in 1983. ; 9-3/8" x 6-1/4"; 319 pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
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        Liars in Love

      New York: Delacorte Press, 1981 First USA Edition. Fine book in a Fine DJ. Front flyleaf has some foxing , probably from a paper insert no longer present. Else fine and bright. DJ has even sunning along the spine. Signed and dated in the year of publication, by the author on the front flyleaf. The second book of fine short stories from this neglected writer.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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        Dangling In The Tournefortia (Signed Limited Edition with Original Painting)

      Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/fine. 8vo. A collection of poems. #71 of only 100 specially bound copies with an Original Oil Painting. SIGNED by the author on the colophon page. Tissue guard present. Foxing to top edge of pages else a clean very good plus copy in fine acetate wrapper. Quite scarce in this edition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

      New York: Harcourt, 1981. Reprint. hardcover. fine. Illustrated with a sepiatone photographic frontispiece and one folding map. xxivi, 508pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in deep green morocco-backed marbled boards; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands; uncut edges and unopened pages, t.e.g. (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1981). A fine copy. Excellent reprint of the original 1912 Macmillan edition. The first volume of Hardy's Wessex Novels.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Cujo Signed #d Limited Edition in slipcase, #578 of 750 copies

      Mysterious Press, New York 1981 - #578 of 750 copies of this signed limited edition, SIGNED by Stephen King on the limitation page. Fine book in maroon colored cloth with gold gilt lettering and design. It is tight, straight, clean and the text and page edges are squeaky clean and the gilt and cloth as new. The clear acetate dustjacket is also Fine with no tears, chips or wear, as is the slipcase. The clear dustjacket is on the book in the image with the book in the slipcase. A lovely package all around. Made into a classic horror film, though this is one time the 'bad guy' (poor sick Cujo) is just as sympathetic a character as are the humans caught in a horrid situation. The book's ending is way better than the movie's IMHO since the movie concentrated primarily on shock effect. The trade edition of the book was published by Viking Press in 1981 also, and the movie was produced in 1983. ; 9-3/8" x 6-1/4"; 319 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AAABOOKS (Authors & Artists)]
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        The Sirian Experiments: The Report by Ambien II, of the Five - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1981. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0224018914 . First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dust-wrapper with publisher's price-sticker of £6.95. Signed and inscribed by Lessing in April 1981 to Ingmar [Bjorksten] - a Swedish writer who has been connected to the Nobel Prize committee - 26 years before Lessing received the award. An attractive and scarce association copy; In her Canopus in Argos series, Nobel laureate Lessing creates a "space" fiction universe to metaphorically explore spiritual, cultural and social issues. Volume III returns to the planet Shikasta of Vol. I, this time telling the story of human history and evolution from the Sirian perspective, a more bureaucratic and less advanced civilization. Booker Prize shortlisted in 1981; Canopus in Argos: Archives; Vol. 3 .

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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) with a HOLOGRAPH ADDITION

      New York, [6 October 1981]. Letter. Normal creases from mailing. Near Fine with wonderful content. Two pages with envelope on Parker Meridien Hotel letterhead to Fred Martin of New Directions. In part: "Very regrettably Mitch Douglas didn't let you know that I was not releasing 'Now the Cats with Jewelled Claws' but holding it back for rewrites of a considerable nature and all quite essential. This play was written while I was quite ill in the sixties and the fact is embarrassingly [sic] evident in the text, especially as I read it in print. I'm afraid that everything about my professional relationship with Douglas was regrettable.... I am a slow and consientious [sic] writer if permitted to be. Not an electric rabbit at a dog race. Of course these misapprehensions are finally set right. I've done two verysions [sic] of 'Clothes' since the one thrown with such cavalier haste onto Broadway. SIGNED as "Tennessee." In holograph: "Please remember me to Jay [James Laughlin, founder of New Directions] who introduced me to the 'world of Letters.' I never want him to be ashamed of a work of mine that bears the N.D. imprimateur [sic]." And in another color ink and likely added at the last minute: "P.P.S. There is also a now definitive "Red Devil Battery Sign"-- a controversial but major work.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        8 Poems

      (No place: Hollow Wind Press. 1981). First. First edition, wrappered issue. Stapled wrappers. Staining to the wrappers, a presentable, if fair only copy. One of 50 numbered copies Signed by the author. Additionally this copy is Inscribed to another poet and good friend. Wright has also made some corrections in the text, including deleting one line, and completely re-writing another. Rare. OCLC locates two copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Cujo Signed #d Limited Edition in slipcase, #449 of 750 copies

      New York: Mysterious Press. F+/F+. 1981. Limited Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 0670451932 . #449 of 750 copies of this signed limited edition, SIGNED by Stephen King on the limitation page. Fine+ book in maroon colored cloth with gold gilt lettering and design. It is 'very' tight, straight, clean and the text and page edges are squeaky clean and the gilt and cloth as new. The clear acetate dustjacket is also Fine+ with no tears, chips or wear, as is the slipcase. The clear dustjacket is on the book in the image with the book in the slipcase. A lovely package all around. Made into a classic horror film, though I must say this is one time the 'bad guy' (poor sick Cujo) is just as sympathetic a character as are the humans caught in a horrid situation. The book's ending is way better than the movie's IMHO since the movie concentrated primarily on shock effect. The trade edition of the book was published by Viking Press in 1981 also, and the movie was produced in 1983. ; 9-3/8" x 6-1/4"; 319 pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
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