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        Early Music History: Studies in Medieval and early modern Music Vols. 1-24

      Cambridge Univ Press Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ Press. 1981. Hardcover. Near Fine. 24 volume set. All books are similar in condition. No book is worse than near fine. The first 19 volumes are in blue cloth, volumes 20-24 in purple cloth. Minimal shelfwear. No dust jackets. Contents of all 24 books are clean with bright, unmarked text. Previous owner's sticker on front pastedown of volume 1. This is the complete, 24 volume set, of Fenlon's Early Music History.

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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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        She Loves Me... She Loves Me Not

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

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        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 (First UK Edition, signed)

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

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        In the Land of Dreamy Dreams

      Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. 1981. A review copy of her second book, first book of fiction, a collection of stories. This is the hardcover issue; there were 1000 copies issued in wrappers, but the hardcover is considerably scarcer than that. Inscribed by the author: "When the nights are long I remember my unimportance and I sleep/ Gracias/ Ellen Gilchrist." This copy belonged to Ray Roberts, Gilchrist's editor at Little, Brown, and her inscription and her "thanks" are presumably addressed to him. Beginning with the book after this and continuing for the next two decades, Little, Brown published approximately a dozen books by Gilchrist, including her National Book Award-winning Victory Over Japan. Fine in a fine dust jacket with review slip laid in. An excellent association copy of her uncommon first book. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        In the Garden of North American Martyrs

      Ecco NY: Ecco. (1981). The scarce first issue of the author's first collection of short fiction, with the dust jacket with a "$14.95" price. The price was lowered to $10.95 prior to publication and the later jacket was printed with the lower price. Signed by the author. Faint foxing to cloth; near fine in a near fine, lightly spine-tanned dust jacket with a closed edge tear at the upper front spine fold. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Robert Natkin

      NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1981. ISBN 0-8109-1355-0 Quarto (11.0 in. by 11.75 in.); inscribed and signed by Robert Natkin to half-title page; very good hardcover; eggshell cloth-covered boards; very good dust jacket; bubbled dust jacket rear panel laminate; lightly soiled book corn. ers; small stain to front cover; crisp; clean; bright..

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        The Animals of Saint Gregory, [DESIGNER BINDING]

      one of 80 copies [this copy unnumbered and extra to series], set in Monotype Baskerville type and printed on mould-made paper at Skelton's Press. Designed by Christopher Skelton, with 14 full-page wood-engravings by Simon Brett, 101pp small folio, 175 x 255mm, Rhandirmwyn: Paulinus Press, 1981.** IN A SUPERB DESIGNER BINDING BY ANGELA JAMES, full elaborately inlaid morocco in complex design extending to the inner boards, in a protective box with leather label, binding signed and dated 1986, described by her from her workbook thus: "Grey Ingres paper flyleaves. Rough gilt all round. Silk headbands worked. Covered in grey goatskin over sculptured boards. Coloured leather onlays with coloured lettering and single leather letters onlaid. Lines inlaid into the grid. Gold lettering across both boards. Blue kidskin doublures with grey and white leather lines onlaid. Grey buckram box lined with blue suede." ** Angela James studied bookbinding as Glasgow College of Art. President of Designer Bookbinders, 1990 - 96. Won the Thomas Harrison Memorial Prize for Bookbinding, and forwarding Prize in Prix Paul Bonet. Selected for the Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers. Her work has been exhibited throughout the world, and is found in many private collections, the British Library, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Libraries of Sweden and Denmark, as well as universities in the U.S. and Australia. She regularly binds one of shortlisted Man Booker Prize books for presentation to the author. Her own publications include: 'The Art of Binding Books', The Fleece Press, 1991 and 'The Handmade Book', New Holland, 2000. Angela James is among one of the finest British designer bookbinders working today. See: Roy Harley Lewis: "Fine Bookbinding in the Twentieth Century", p. 112.

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        RADIX

      New York: William Morrow and Company Inc. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.,. 1981. cloth-backed boards.. Lower corner tips lightly bruised, a nearly fine copy in fine dust. jacket. (#89054). First edition. The author's first book. The scarce hardbound issue; reportedly only 1000 copies so bound. 1981 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-22.

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        The Alleys of Eden

      Horizon NY: Horizon. (1981). The first book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. This copy belonged to poet and book reviewer Tom Clark. Included here is the manuscript of Clark's review of Alleys of Eden, along with a copy of the review as published in The Los Angeles Times. Together with a warm typed letter signed from Butler to Tom Clark, in part: "I have received twenty major reviews of the book but none of them was more sensitive or insightful than yours. The best literary criticism actually explains an author to himself. That's what your review did. I understand my own book better after reading your review and I want to thank you for that." Butler's letter is folded for mailing; else fine, in a near fine envelope. Clark's 3-page handwritten review is folded in half; near fine. The book is fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a short edge tear. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Yosemite and the Range of Light ( Special Edition - Signed )

      New York Graphic Society, 1981. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. New York Graphic Society, Boston 1981. Special Edition. Signed by Ansel Adams in black ink on the Special Edition label at the front endpaper. The Signature is Guaranteed by the Publisher. 116 beautiful photographs that each measure 9.5" x 11". Book Condition: Near Fine, book is tight and square, clean boards and spine, minor shelf wear, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine, light bump at the head of the boards. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket price clipped, light shelf wear, tear at the head of the rear panel.

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        The Screenplay of the French Lieutenant's Woman [With a Foreword by John Fowles] - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Jonathan Cape London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by One Author. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 022401983X . A handsome First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition SIGNED directly on the title page by John Fowles, the author of The French Lieutenant's Woman. Fine dustjacket, publisher clipped and £6.95 price sticker above original clipped price; John Fowles was convinced that Harold Pinter was the only playwright who could overcome some of the aspects of his novel that would prove difficult to the screenwriter. He said of Pinter that he had the gift for "reducing the long and complex without distortion. " (from the cover) The novel is the basis for the 1981 film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons .

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        Chiefs

      NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 1981. hardcover. NF-/F- 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first novel. Basis for the very successful 1983 TV mini-series. INSCRIBED by author on front fep. Book has sunned top of spine and lightly soiled board and page edges. Jacket has toned spine and edges. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

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        Danse Macabre

      NY: Everest House. (1981). A review copy of his first book of nonfiction, a survey of the horror field in movies, television and books. Inscribed by King to Stanley Wiater, himself one of the leading chroniclers of the field, in books, radio and television: "Hope you had a bloody good time with this." Wiater's bookplate on front flyleaf; fine in a very near fine dust jacket with slight edge wear. Review slip and promotional sheet laid in, with Wiater's notes on one sheet indicating where he had found errors in the book. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        THE VIGILANTE COMMITTEES OF THE ATTAKAPAS: AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF BANDITRY AND BACKLASH IN SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA

      Lafayette, Louisiana: Acadiana Press, 1981. First Edition. Cloth. Good +/good. [xiv], 307p. Signed by editor Edmonds on page preceding title page. Cover corners bumped and scrape on bottom of front spine fold that corresponds to large scrape to jacket with chips and tears to edges with spine sunned. Painting on jacket cover by Sylvia Brown Putnam. B&w maps and photographs. 8vo – over 7¾" – 9¾" tall. Scarce.

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        THE DIARY OF ANAIS NIN. Volume 7: 1966-1974. Signed

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, 1981 Nin, Anais. THE DIARY OF ANAIS NIN. Volume 7: 1966-1974. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Jovavich, 1981. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo., 432pp. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. An excellent TLS tipped to the front free endpaper. [Anais Nin] Rupert Pole. TLS to Henry Miller, Oct 23rd 1979 8vo., on their printed letterhead with monogram. Signed "Rupert". Great content about Vol 7 of the diaries which is approaching a major deadline requiring miller to review the part related to himself & to give his OK, etc. Nice letter. There is a photo [not included] of Anais Nin & Rupert Pole, holding their poodle, Piccola, at their home in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. Mr. Pole, who erroneously believed Nin was divorced when their relationship began, hoped the house would help entice Nin to stay instead of returning to her other husband. (1963 Photo By Christian Dubois Larsen Via Los Angeles Times). Rupert Pole, the husband of Anais Nin was guardian of the diarist's erotic literary legacy. For many years, Nin was married at the same time to Mr. Pole & to a banker in New York, Hugh "Hugo" Guiler. She & Mr. Pole divorced but continued to live together until her death in 1977. After her death, Mr. Pole oversaw the publication of four unabridged volumes of her erotic journals, which detail her affairs with such men as Henry Miller, psychoanalyst Otto Rank and her own father, Spanish composer Joaquin Nin. Seven previous volumes, which had been purged of much of the salacious material - as well as most references to her husbands - had established Nin as a cult figure, revered by many in the women's movement for her embrace of sexual freedom & exploration of the female psyche. The uncensored diaries overseen by Mr. Pole introduced Nin's work to a broader audience. Provenance: The Henry Miller Archive.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        As He Lay Dead, a Bitter Grief

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

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        Two Old Men and other Stories

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

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        Dialogue Over a Ouija Board. A Verse Dialogue. With a drawing by Leonard Baskin.

      (Cambridge): The Rainbow Press, 1981.. Limited edition, no. 77 of 140 copies, 8vo, 30, (2) pp. Frontispiece. Full vellum, slipcase, a fine copy.

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        Two Old Men and Other Stories (Gregynog Special)

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

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        JOSEPH BEUYS: WORDS WHICH CAN HEAR - DELUXE LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE ARTIST

      (BEUYS, JOSEPH). Beuys, Joseph. JOSEPH BEUYS: WORDS WHICH CAN HEAR - DELUXE LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed and Numbered by the Artist. London: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1981. First Edition 1/250 Deluxe. 4to. Illustrated Boards. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. np (48pp), 123 duotone illustrations. Limited to two hundred and fifty copies only, this is the deluxe issue of the catalogue published in conjunction with a 1981 exhibition of a series of the renowned German artist's 1975 drawings on Calendar pages entitled "Words Which Can Hear" held at London's Anthony D'Offay Gallery. A pristine copy of this uncommon item BOLDLY NUMBERED AND SIGNED by Joseph Beuys in brown ink at the rear, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 019917&

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        Joan Miro, Litografo - [Volumes 1-3]. Prologues by Raymond Queneau [Vol. 2] and Joan Teixidor [Vl. 3]. Complete with all Original Lithographs

      Barcelona : Poligrafa [C1972-C.1981]. 1st Edition. Chiefly color illustrated. [Spanish]. Fine cloth copies in equally fine dws. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. An exceptinal set; highly uncommon in such positive condition. Additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Pastel drawing of Peter Pan

      1981. An original drawing of Peter Pan, in pencil and pastel on gray paper. Together with a manuscript poem written by Gould upon completion of the work. The drawing shows the face of Peter Pan gazing through a thicket of leaves and branches. His “ageless” eyes, as Gould describes them in his poem, are two slightly different earthy shades, hazel-brown and green, which give him an otherworldly appearance. The leaves are delicately colored with yellow pastel and highlighted with white. The color and texture of Peter’s hair echoes that of the branches; he is truly part of nature. In the accompanying poem, Gould writes in Peter’s voice: “At the wood’s heart you will find me, / In each leaf and blade, / Beneath each rock and loam, / In shadows I wait.” Signed in the bottom-left corner with Gould’s initials. The drawing was commissioned by Anne Bromer when Gould was an emerging Massachusetts-based artist. Gould began his career as a fantasy artist, book designer, and illustrator, and his work has appeared on the covers of many popular fantasy series. In 1991, he left the field of book design to work in the film industry. The drawing measures approximately 16 1/4 by 12 inches, in a wooden frame measuring 19 1/2 by 15 3/4 inches. Later reproduced as a limited-edition poster.

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        A Tale of Two Cities (Melody Krafft Fore-Edge Painting)

      The Easton Press, 1981. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine. (Fore-Edge Painting) DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. The Easton Press, 1981. Octavo (9.25 x 6.25), dark green leather with gilt decoration. A one of a kind bible featuring a fore-edge painting by Melody Krafft! The painting captures the aftermath of an emotional crisis in Dickens' Life. Near Fine condition.

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        Rabbit is Rich

      Alfred Knopf, New York, 1981. Rabbit is Rich by John Updike. Limited edition, signed and numbered in publisher’s slipcase, with dust jacket. In special publisher’s binding and dust jacket. This being number 105 of 350 copies. Publisher: Alfred Knopf, New York, 1981. The book, dust jacket and slipcase in fine condition. 467 pages. A wonderful copy. Inventory number 11-042. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        William Klein: Photographs, Etc

      Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1981. First Edition. Tall quarto. Profile by John Heilpern. A fine presentation copy, SIGNED by Klein, and inscribed to Canadian collectors Paul and Joyce Chapnick: "To Paul & Joyce / BURN THIS / BOOK!! / otherwise best / from William Klein." With ephemera from Klein's 1987 show at the Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, laid in. A collection of Klein's city images, with work from his famous monographs on New York, Rome, Moscow, Tokyo, and elsewhere. Light wear to the spine heel and bottom edges, else fine in a near fine price-clipped jacket, vertically creased down the front flap, with two minor edge nicks.

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        Andy Warhol - Philippe. Photographies Originales

      S.l.: Par l'auteur, 1981. Broché. 22x22cm sur papier Ilford 30x40cm. Diptyque de portraits photographiques originaux en noir et blanc réalisés et tirés par Marc Trivier. Les deux photographies, mises en regard, sont: - Un portrait photographique original de Andy Warhol à New-York en 1982. - Un portrait photographique original de Philippe prise à Manage en 1981. Portrait d'artiste, d'anonyme, de fou, d'abattoir ou d'arbre : Marc Trivier a photographié chaque sujet avec la même intensité interrogative. Toutes réalisées dans le même format carré, élémentaire et clos, sans retouche ni recadrage, les photographies semblent moins mettre en scène un sujet - célèbre ou inconnu, élu ou déchu, vivant ou mort - qu'interroger une présence. «Ce qui m’intéressait, ce n’était pas de photographier simplement un corps ou un visage, mais cette situation particulière qui est quelqu’un en train de faire la photo de quelqu’un d’autre.» En confrontant les portraits d'artistes à leur correspondant altéré, Trivier dévêt l'oeuvre de ses effets et dévoile l'énigmatique nudité du corps photographique. "Dans sa cosmogonie, chaque chose, chaque être, végétal, animal ou humain, mérite le même respect. Car tous sont confrontés à la même loi d'airain : la solitude. " (Luc Desbenoit in Télérama, le 05/03/2011 à l'occasion de la rétrospective Marc Trivier à la Maison Européenne de la Photographie). Tirages argentiques non signés, comme la plupart des oeuvres de Trivier. Epreuves uniques tirées par l'artiste. Petite tache en marge supérieure de la photographie de Warhol. Rarissime diptyque d'un des grands photographes contemporains. - Par l'auteur, S.l. _1981-1982, 22x22cm sur papier Ilford 30x40cm, 2 planches photographiques. - 2 planches photographiques

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        Marilyn Monroe

      New York: Leo Castelli Graphics,, 1981. Image size: 17.8 x 17.8 cm. Sheet size: 17.8 x 35.6 cm. Screenprint on smooth wove card. Excellent condition. Presented in a white wooden box frame. Edition of approx. 250. Signed by Warhol right of image. Published as an announcement for the exhibition Andy Warhol: A Print Retrospective. This 1981 hand printed screenprint is better known as the "Marilyn Monroe Castelli Graphic Invitation", a Miniature version of Andy Warhol's famous Pink Marilyn Monroe screenprint, F&S II. 31. Castelli Gallery and Warhol had previously made a collectable screenprint invitation card to announce the publication of the Mao portfolio, also hand-signed in marker. The Marilyn image is iconic for both Warhol and the entire Pop Art movement.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Outside Over There

      London: The Bodley Head,, 1981. Oblong quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the rubbed, creased, and slightly marked jacket with faded spine panel and publisher's over-price sticker to the front flap. First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Philip Oakes with pleasure! Maurice Sendak, Aug '81". Sendak has also drawn a goblin, like those depicted in cloaks at the beginning of the book, holding a sunflower. The recipient of this volume, Philip Oakes, was a British journalist and critic.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Carl Barks *Signed* Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge McDuck: His Life & Times w/Litho (signed & #'d)

      Celestial Arts, 1981-12-01. First Edition. Leather Bound. Good. Signed by Illustrator. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Carl Barks on the 1/2 tp in green ink, inscribed "The ducks salute Ginny & Len!" also Signed by Gare Barks on page 366 (at her recollection) inscribed "To Ginny + Len, Aloaha! from us Ducks!" First printing. The lithograph "Wanderers of Wonderlands" is included in its original tissue covering, which is SIGNED and NUMBERED 273/5000 by Carl Barks. The book is also number numbered 273 on the limitation page at the rear. Also laid in are a COA #57/300 for "King Beowulf" (just the COA), and a letter announcing "Xerxes and Harem" pre-sale (letter-folded). Brown leather hardcover edition. Good+ (5 of 10). The book has been read. The spine has a roll/lean/twist to it, the corners are worn, and the paste-on cover illustration has a few thin scratches. The book includes an appreciation by George Lucas and an afterword by Gary Kurtz, as well as an interview with Barks' wife Gare, a bibliography, an Uncle Scrooge checklist, 13 Uncle Scrooge stories including Back to the Klondike, Island in the Sky, The Seven Cities of Cibola, Land of the Pygmy Indians, all re-colored by Peter Ledger. Part of a collection of Signed Carl Barks items - which appear to have all been signed at the same time, all with a green pen. (Search our listings for other Signed Carl Barks books & comics from this collection.). * * * * * * * * * * {FREE Media Mail Shipping! Images available for any item, just ask. Any images shown next to the listing that have our www.aCastleofBooks.com watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Why the odd prices? We run a percent discount for our Biblio listings, which insures Biblio has our lowest prices online, but does give odd change.}

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        THE ART OF LIVING AND OTHER STORIES. Inscribed to Edward Abbeyigned

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981 Gardner, John. THE ART OF LIVING AND OTHER STORIES. Signed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition Inscribed and Signed by John Gardner to fellow author Edward Abbey, although without the usual Abbey signature to the bottom edge as was his custom with books in his library. "To Ed - Thank God we met / John Gardner." A fine copy in beige cloth, gilt titles in a bright, fresh near fine dustwrapper. 8vo. 310 pp. [29850] $3750. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Licence Renewed - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Cape & Hodder & Stoughton London: Cape & Hodder & Stoughton. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Author. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0224019414 . A most beautiful First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED by author John Gardner directly on the title page. Inscribed to a renowned collector of Bondiana; Licence Renewed (published in American editions as License Renewed) , first published in 1981, is the first novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. It was the first proper James Bond novel (not counting novelizations and a faux biography) since Kingsley Amis's Colonel Sun in 1968. When Licence Renewed begins, M reminds Bond that the 00 section has in fact been abolished; however, M retains Bond as a troubleshooter, telling him "You'll always be 007 to me" .

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        CODEX SERAPHINIANUS

      Milano Franco Maria Ricci Editore 1981 Due Volumi 4° grande. Pagine 96 + 100 Legatura in tutta seta nera con titolo in oro ai dorsi ed ai piatti, ed un'illustrazione applicata al piatto anteriore di ciascun volume. Ogni voume. è conservato nel cofanetto editoriale. Al colophon del secondo volume firma autografa dell'autore. Edizione originale, di quattromila copie numerate e firmate (il nostro esemplare è il n° 3635). Scritto, in un corsivo di impronta semitica inventato, e illustrato dall'artista romano Luigi Serafini tra il 1976 ed il 1978, il 'Codex Seraphianus' è ormai diventato un libro di culto, amato in tutto il mondo per la sua capacità evocativa e per la prorompente inventiva delle sue immagini (centinaia di disegni riprodotti a colori). 'L'enciclopedia di unvisionario', come ebbe a definirlo Calvino; una sorta di codice miniato, che esplora in modo assolutamente personale e surrealista le varie branche del sapere e dell'esperienza di un mondo immaginario, alieno al nostro, ma che lo riflette palesemente. Come sottolinea Franco Maria Ricci in una sua comunicazione al lettore su foglio volante allegato al Codex, il primo volume di questa enciclopedia è 'dedicato alle scienze della natura (botanica, zoologia, teratologia, chimica, fisica e meccanica)', mentre il secondo è 'dedicato alle scienze dell'uomo (anatomia, etnologia, antropologia, mitologia, linguistica, cucina, giochi moda e architettura).' Esemplare perfetto.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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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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        Satan in Goray ... With a new introductory essay by the author The Making of a First Book

      New York: Sweetwater Editions, 1981. 4to. (11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches). Frontispiece and illustrations after Moskowitz, 10 etched plates by Moskowitz, each signed in pencil by the artist. Purple morocco, the upper cover and spine tooled in gilt. Limited edition of 475 copies, this copy out-of-series and un-numbered, with the limitation leaf signed by the author and artist, and all the etchings signed by the artist. "For this edition ... the author has made certain revisions in the English language text. He also wrote a new, introductory essay ... Ira Moskowitz has created ten original copperplate etchings and forty drawings for the text. The etchings have been pulled at the Emiliano Sorini studio, New York, on Arches paper. The text and the drawings have been printed by the Meridien Gravure Company, Meridien, Connencticut on Linweave text" (limitation leaf). "I. B. Singer's first novel was Satan in Goray which he first published in installments in a literary magazine, Globus, which he had founded with his life-long friend, the Yiddish poet Aaron Zeitlin in 1935. It tells the story of the events in the village of Goraj (close to Bilgoraj), after the terrible catastrophe of 1648, where the Jews of Poland lost a third of their population in a cruel uprising by Cossacks and the effects of the seventeenth century faraway false messiah Shabbatai Zvi on the local population. Its last chapter is written in the style imitative of medieval Yiddish chronicle. In its stark depiction of innocence crushed by circumstance it appears like a foreboding of the coming danger." (Wikipedia)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        CODEX SERAPHINIANUS

      Milano Franco Maria Ricci Editore 1981 Due Volumi 4° grande. Pagine 96 + 100 Legatura in tutta seta nera con titolo in oro ai dorsi ed ai piatti, ed un'illustrazione applicata al piatto anteriore di ciascun volume. Ogni voume. è conservato nel cofanetto editoriale. Al colophon del secondo volume firma autografa dell'autore. Edizione originale, di quattromila copie numerate e firmate (il nostro esemplare è il n° 3635). Scritto, in un corsivo di impronta semitica inventato, e illustrato dall'artista romano Luigi Serafini tra il 1976 ed il 1978, il 'Codex Seraphianus' è ormai diventato un libro di culto, amato in tutto il mondo per la sua capacità evocativa e per la prorompente inventiva delle sue immagini (centinaia di disegni riprodotti a colori). 'L'enciclopedia di unvisionario', come ebbe a definirlo Calvino; una sorta di codice miniato, che esplora in modo assolutamente personale e surrealista le varie branche del sapere e dell'esperienza di un mondo immaginario, alieno al nostro, ma che lo riflette palesemente. Come sottolinea Franco Maria Ricci in una sua comunicazione al lettore su foglio volante allegato al Codex, il primo volume di questa enciclopedia è 'dedicato alle scienze della natura (botanica, zoologia, teratologia, chimica, fisica e meccanica)', mentre il secondo è 'dedicato alle scienze dell'uomo (anatomia, etnologia, antropologia, mitologia, linguistica, cucina, giochi moda e architettura).' Esemplare perfetto.

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        The Ultimate Good Luck

      Houghton Mifflin Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1981. A review copy of his second novel, a hard-boiled thriller involving American expatriates in Mexico. Signed by the author. Partly because of the weak construction at the rear hinge, which tends to crack, this title has become harder to locate, particularly in fine condition, than his first book. This copy has just a hint of the start of a crack at the lower rear joint and is otherwise fine in a very near fine dust jacket with one tiny, closed edge tear at the heel. With publisher's review slip laid in. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Det tavse land. Fotografier fra Danmark.

      Gennemillustreret. København 1981. Tvær-4°. 101 sider. Med et ganske lille knæk på både for- og bagomslag

      [Bookseller: Mandøes Antikvariat]
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