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        Improbable Memories

      Matrix (Robert Delpire), 1981. Cloth. Fine/Fine. SIGNED BY SARAH MOON on the half-title. A pristine copy to boot of the 1981 stated 1st American edition. Fine in a bright, Fine dustjacket. Oblong quarto, Moon's evocative, sensual photographs thruout.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Presence: Photographs with Observation by Shirley C. Burden [SIGNED]

      New York: Aperture, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. vg. 1/100. Sm. 4to. Unpaginated. Mottled tan cloth with silver lettering on cover and spine in original slipcase. Signed on colophon by artist. Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs on glossy paper. Preface by Thomas Keating. Accompanied by an original 9" x 12" silver print 'Ellis Island 1956', signed on verso in pencil by Burden, window-mounted on stiff board (16" x 20") in original portfolio of tan paper-covered boards with white folding flaps and silver lettering on front cover. With original wrapping paper of portfolio. Book and slipcase in fine, portfolio and photo as new, all in publisher's original shipping box. Rare. "What is presence? It is a relationship to something or someone. Shirley Burden's sensitive presence to concrete things is recorded in these photographs and in his commentary. He details patterns on a street in Los Angeles and discovers humorous groupings of chairs in a French park. A dead pigeon epitomizes the fruit of his search through the abandoned buildings of Ellis Island. He reveals a special presence to people like Dorothea Lange and the pilgrims at Lourdes - and they reveal theirs to him. He is also present to the invisible world of faith through his experience at the Abbey of our Lady of Gethsemani and at Lourdes, where the past, present, and future seem to come together for him in the realization of a Presence that is beyond all words and photographs - yet is nonetheless somehow present in them." (Thomas Keating).

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Les illuminations. Illustrées par Raymond Moretti. Introduction de Philippe Sollers.

      Paris, Georges Israël, 1981, - in-folio, 8 n.n. ff. + 88 p. num. + 2 ff. (Justification) + 2 ff. blanches + 16 illustrations en double page (24 feuilles) hors-texte de Raymond Moretti, un des 180 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives portant le n° 143, en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée bleue, emboîtage de l'éditeur bleu avec pièce en laiton sur le plat supérieur représentant l'oeil du Voyant. RARE DELUXE LIMITED EDITION of 298 copies of Arthur Rimbaud's poems magnificently illustrated with 16 SIGNED lithographs by the renowned French painter, sculptor and illustrator Raymond Moretti (1931-2005). 415x315mm. 88 pages & 16 double-page plates (5 monochrome & 10 polychrome). Unbound pages and plates laid in blue folder and illustrated cobalt blue slipcase. Elaborate brass handle embedded into slipcase, engraved with Moretti's signature.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Henry Moore

      Lisboa (Lisbon): Galerias de Exposicoes Temporarias, 1981. First edition. Paperback. Very Good+. Inscribed by artist Henry Moore on a front blank page. Additionally inscribed by the curators of the show, the director of the museum and the book designer. 1981, Softcover. Portuguese text. Illustrated throughout in b&w. Very Good+ with light creasing and shelfwear to the covers. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES (INSCRIBED BY TOOLE'S MOTHER)

      Louisiana State University Press 1981 - BOLDLY SIGNED WITH A LARGE INSCRIPTION BY JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE'S MOTHER (THELMA TOOLE) BY JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE Louisiana State University Press, 1981 First Edition, Sixth Printing: Important Signed with a large personal inscription by John Kennedy Toole's mother as: "Sept. 2, 1981 Appreciation and regards from John Kennedy Toole's mother, Thelma Ducoing Toole, to the Dedicated Wives of LSU's Medical Faculty". The incredible story behind the publication of this amazing Pulitzer Prize winning novel is quite unique: A Confederacy of Dunces was a posthumously published novel that was the first work of fiction published by the LSU Press: and which had a very small first printing (reportedly 2500 copies), Initially the book was rejected by dozens of publishers and the author committed suicide in 1969. Years later the author's mother brought the manuscript to Walker Percy, insisting that he read it. Percy overcame his initial hesitations and championed the book, arranging for its publication and contributing an introduction. Ultimately it long deserving acknowledgment for excellence, reviews and word of mouth led to its becoming a best-seller, and it won the Pulitzer Prize. (For this obvious reason one will never find this book ever signed by the author), however the person who was instrumental is having the book published and recognized was John's mother, albeit after her son's death -- but at least his wonderful novel made the mark in literature that John would have always dreamed of. A Confederacy of Dunces is considered a comic-satiric-tragic and one of a kind rendering of life in New Orleans. First Edition, Sixth Printing: Near fine crisp, clean book with a very good plus dust jacket. The book is in beautiful condition, with crisp beige boards with strong unfaded titles. The book has sharp corners and a tight and square binding. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with No marks, No writing, No stains, No smudges, No bent pages and No foxing. Beautiful clean book internally appearing as unread. Important boldly large inscription by by John Kennedy Toole's mother who was the catalyst to making this book published long after the death of her son and author of the novel. The original slightly nicked and rubbed dust jacket is in very good condition and is not price clipped and has the stated price of $12.95. The jacket is now protected in a new clear removable archival cover. Please see detailed images. A incredible, scarce example of this title! ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our abe store for other rare titles [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Lloyds Law Reports 1981,v.1

      LLP Professional 1981 - Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; good condition; Note: one volume only from the selection shown in the photograph; black pseudo quarter-bound leather with gilt to spine and top edge of page-block; HEAVY BOOK(S) 1.35kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Imagines septem planetarum. [Paris], Thomas Leu, [1606/10]. Small folio leaves (22 x 15.5 cm) in a large 8vo album (25 x 19.5 cm). With an engraved title-print and 7 numbered engraved allegorical prints of the seven planets. The title probably engraved by Leu himself but the rest by Henri Le Roy (plate size 17 x 11.5 cm to 18 x 12 cm). Recased in late 18th-century green half goatskin morocco, with the leaves tipped onto modern pink laid paper.

      KVK & WorldCat (1 copy); J. Seznec, The survival of the pagan gods (1981), pp. 69-71. Very rare and beautiful print series of astrological allegories by Henri Le Roy and Thomas Leu, engravers and print publishers in Paris. At the head of each of the 7 prints appears the planet god riding across the sky in a chariot pulled by appropriate animals or beasts (or in the case of Luna by her maidens) in Ptolemaic order from outermost to innermost: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sol (the sun), Venus, Mercury and Luna (the moon) with their names and astrological symbols. The twelve zodiac signs with their symbols appear at the head (1 each for the sun and moon and two each for the others). The earthly scene below each figure, filling about two-thirds of the image, shows a landscape or cityscape (sometimes by the sea or a harbour) with numerous people engaged in activities associated with the god and planet: mining for Saturn, commerce for Mercury, etc. At the foot of each print is a three-line engraved caption. Allegorical representations of the planets became popular in the 15th-century and several engravers produced planetary print series. A ca. 1568 series without title by Maarten van Heemskerk was perhaps the first to depict each planet god riding across the sky in a chariot with an earthly scene below. The Bibliotheque Nationale has a fifteenth-century manuscript with the title "Imagines septem planetarum" giving descriptions rather than images. After the present series other engravers produced similar print series, though we have not noticed another with the present title, matching that of the 15th-century manuscript. The prints have been trimmed leaving a margin of about 2 cm around the plate edges and show an occasional minor spot or smudge, but are otherwise in fine condition. The binding is slightly rubbed but still very good. A very rare and beautiful print series, one of the earliest allegorical series of the seven planets and their influences on earth.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Inscribed photograph. Kesey's Christmas card for 1981

      Pleasant Hill, Oregon, 1981. The photo shows Kesey's hands unfolding his wallet of family pictures, while he's standing on the Great Wall of China. Inscribed by Kesey and signed (as "Ken, Faye, Shannon, Zane, Jed & Sunshine". With original envelope hand addressed by Kesey to relatives.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Found Photos

      Self-published, 1981. Original wraps. Near Fine. A crisp, very sharp copy of the 1981 revised edition, limited to 1,000 copies. Clean, tight and Near Fine in its pictorial wrappers. 64mo, an incredible array of "found", photobooth snapshots. Cited in Martin Parr's "The Photobook: Vol. II"

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        STRATA

      Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1981. First edition. A fine copy, age toning to edges of text block, lower corners gently bumped in a fine dust jacket, age toning to verso along upper edge, age toning to rear panel. (12728). Octavo, boards. The author's third book. "An absurdist RINGWORLD, subverting various SF cliches." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4- 341.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Nothing to Write Home About

      Little Caesar Press, Los Angeles 1981 - INSCRIBED by Joe Brainard on the title page to Ann and Ken Mikolowski, publishers of The Alternative Press: "For Ann and Ken / with love, / Joe." Musings on life by the New York School artist and writer, Joe Brainard (1942-1994). Cover illustration by Brainard, with a terrific photo of him on the rear cover by Chris Cox. 8vo (8 3/8 inches / 21.2 cm), 54,[5] pages, in perfect-bound wrappers. Short creases around spine and at upper page corners. Interior bright and clean. A Near Fine copy featuring a warm inscription to publishers Ann and Ken Mikolowski; Brainard was a regular contributor to their mailings. Signed copies are scarce to the market, especially copies with such a nice association as this one. No other signed copies in commerce as of February 26, 2017. SCARCE SIGNED. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Bookiniste]
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        GOD EMPEROR OF DUNE

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1981].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 750 numbered copies signed by Herbert. Fourth Dune novel. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 407. See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-524. A fine copy in cloth slipcase without dust jacket as issued. (#141083)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Familiar Street Scenes

      First edition, limited to 500 copies. 247 by 267mm. Unpaginated. 47 colour plates. Black cloth with title and author stamped in English in silver on upper board and in Japanese on the spine. White card slip-case with a photograph on its front and the title and author printed in black in English and Japanese. Slip-case is protected by a plastic wrapper. Both book and case are in fine condition.The photographs in this, the last of Gocho's three published works were taken between April 1978 and October 1980. As with his other work, there is a sense of Gocho's detachment from the world around him, born in part perhaps from his own difficult circumstances. He was born in 1946 with a rare degenerative illness which prevented him from growing to full adult height; he was only four feet tall. Furthermore Gocho knew from an early age that he would not live beyond middle age; he died in 1983. "Shigeo Gochō's final series, Familiar Street Scenes, marks a significant departure from the style of portraits for which he had become known. He used color film for the first time and sought out fleeting formal patterns in the bustle and flow of the streets of downtown Tokyo while moving closer to his subjects, which he then presented in larger, bold prints. The diminished distance between the photographer and his subjects leads to a more confrontational relationship. Though some return his gaze, their expressions convey an admonishment rather than a shared acceptance". (Catalogue of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

      [Bookseller: Simon Finch Rare Books]
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        DANGLING IN THE TOURNEFORTIA

      Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow, 1981. First edition, signed limited and enhanced. Hardcover. A very good plus, to near fine, clean copy with red backstrip and decorated boards with acetate jacket. #119 of 350 hardcover copies numbered and signed by the author. Occasionally, Bukowski would take a break from the tedium of signing, and, let his mind wander and, he would write down whatever came into his head in that instant. Like a mental erection, that had to explode on the page, and, in this copy, though only his signature was called for, he wrote down his thoughts; "People Who Constantly / Talk About "Love" / Remind Me Very Much / Of A Pair Of Gloves / Lost In That Compart- / ment of an automobile / Far To The Right And / Forgotten Until Found / In A Junkyard A / Decade Later To Be / Worn Upon The / Hands Of A / Sadist. For Further / Use." Signed "Charles Bukowski." With two original drawings, a dog, and a large flower. A one-of-a-kind copy, 281pp of poetry with an impromptue short story at the end!

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
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        Valis

      New York: Bantam Books, 1981. 8vo. 204pp. Lacking one leaf (pp.101-2), possibly from the time of binding. Original green printed wrappers, green linen backstrip, publication date of January 1, 1981 changed in manuscript to February. Scarce proof of Dick's 'Valis', of which only a small number were prepared (by one account only 19 copies), none of which were sent to reviewers. The leaf adjacent to the lacking leaf is slightly extended from the block and discolored along the fore-edge. Although it is possible that these two leaves were at one point sprung, the tightness of the binding and lack of an obvious gap at the gutter suggest the binding error may have been present from the start. Laid-in is Bantam's "Brief Description" for the book, mimeographed typescript, 4to, three paragraphs.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald Duck

      Another Rainbow 1981 - This is the famous McDuck Edition. The book is maroon with a maroon slipcase. The slipcase and the book each have a different picture on the front cover. The book is fine while the slipcase has some slight scuffs which would render it very good. The maroon cover seems to be rarer than the blue.311 pages,limited to1875 copies of which this is 638. Barks signature is on the limitation page. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cheever Books]
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        Les géorgiques

      First edition, one of 106 numbered copies on alfa mousse, the only large paper copies.A very good copy. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1981 14x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Inscribed photograph. Kesey's Christmas card for 1981

      Pleasant Hill, Oregon: 1981. The photo shows Kesey's hands unfolding his wallet of family pictures, while he's standing on the Great Wall of China. Inscribed by Kesey and signed (as "Ken, Faye, Shannon, Zane, Jed & Sunshine". With original envelope hand addressed by Kesey to relatives.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        GOD EMPEROR OF DUNE

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1981].. Octavo,cloth. First edition. One of 750 numbered copies signed by Herbert. The fourth volume in the Dune series. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 407. See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-524. A fine copy in cloth slipcase without dust jacket as issued. (#155383)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Poema de Xul Solar

      Buenos Aires: Ediciones Dos Amigos, 1981. One of 50 copies, all on velin d'Arches paper, each with a full-page original aquatint by Martha Ripoll, signed and numbered by her in pencil on the print. The text was composed and printed by Eduardo Audivert in 14pt. Bodoni in red. Page size: 12-3/4 inches x 10 inches, 16pp. Bound: loose in original gray wrappers printed in red with author, title, artist, publisher and date, fine. Xul Solar was the adopted name of Oscar Schulz Solari (1887-1963) Argentian painter, sculptor, writer and inventor of imaginary languages was closely associated with Jorge Luis Borges. His concerns and aesthetic impulses were always with the avant garde: his art and writings reflect a concern with games, language linking numbers and visual arts, expressionist poetry and Eastern philosophy.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        PKD: A PHILIP K. DICK BIBLIOGRAPHY ..

      San Francisco, California, Columbia, Pennsylvania: Underwood-Miller, 1981.. Octavo, pp. [1-2: limitation leaf] [1-11] 12-158 [159-160: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], pictorial cloth. First edition. 1100 copies printed of which this is one of 200 copies signed by Dick and the compilers. An illustrated, annotated bibliography. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 10-60. Burgess, Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 326. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#155303)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Giuseppe Capogrossi. Gouaches. Collages. Disegni.

      Volume in ottime condizioni. Copertina rigida con sovraccoperta. Riccamente illustrato in b/n e a colori. Qualche imperfezione sul dorso della sovraccoperta. Electa. Milano. 1981. Pagg. 430

      [Bookseller: Messinissa Libri]
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        VITA, MORTE E MIRACOLI DI MISS MARPLE LA MORTE NEL VILLAGGIO, 7 RACCONTI, ADDIO MISS MARPLE

      MONDADORI, 1981. ITALIANO 0,6 A cura di Alberto Tedeschi e Stefano Benvenuti, coperta rigida illustrata, ingiallita, con macchie di caffè ai bordi superiori e con lievi segni di usura, pagine brunite ai bordi e con fioritura, fioritura anche ai tagli USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Presentation volume commemorating the opening of King Abdulaziz International Airport.

      Riyadh: Tihama, [1981] - Original button-fastened dark red leatherette folio presentation box (415 × 260 mm), gilded metal roundel with relief of the hajj terminal mounted to front panel, green velvet lining. Containing 3 pamphlets in pictorial wrappers (2 wire-stitched) and a large (80 mm diameter) commemorative coin engraved with a relief portrait of King Abdulaziz, as issued. Leatherette very slightly lifting in isolated sections along edges on rear panel with a few faint creases, one pamphlet ("Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defence and Aviation International Airports Projects") lightly rubbed at extremities, coin with one very faint scratch to verso. Overall very good. Pamphlets all with text in Arabic and English, and illustrated throughout from colour photographs. King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, was opened in 1981, and was the first airport in the world to contain a hajj terminal specifically for Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca. It was designed by the noted Bangladeshi-American engineer Fazlur Rahman Khan, and was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1983 chiefly for its innovative tent-like roofing system. One pamphlet, titled "King Abdulaziz International Airport", in wrappers printed with symbols for amenities, comprises sections titled "Asset to the Kingdom", "A City Within a City", "Gateway to Mecca", and "World's Newest Airport". Another, "King Abdulaziz International Airport – Jeddah", in wrappers illustrated with photographs of Saudi royals, provides a more strictly factual overview of the airport and its facilities. The third pamphlet, "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defence and Aviation International Airports Projects", shows the luxury interiors and art collections of the airport's VIP areas.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ORIGINAL SIGNED HAND COLOURED ARTWORK OF TOYS. Signed drawing.

      1981. 1981, image size 120 x 85 mm, 4¾ x 3½ inches, showing a tall soft toy white goose with blue spots and a small soft toy Scottie dog. Signed in image bottom right: "Nicola Bayley 1981". No information available on whether this image was intended for or used in a book. Fine in large cream mount. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Midnight's Children

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First American Edition. Cloth/Boards. Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing 446 Pp. Maroon Cloth Over Grey Boards. "First American Edition" Stated, But True First Edition, Preceding The British Edition Published By Jonathan Cape. Winner Of The Booker Prize, Also Winner Of The "Booker Of Bookers". A Bright, Clean Fine Book. No Remainder Marks. Dust Jacket Is Clean, Slight Fading To Pink Background Color On Spine, Light Wear Along Bottom Edge Of Spine With A 1/8" Square Chip Near The Spine Edge, Price Clipped, 1/4" Closed Tear At Top Of Rear Panel.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Masters of the Violin, 6 vols., complete--Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6; Includes.Six Violin Concertos and Sixty-Four Cadenzas by Luigi Luigi Borghi, Hortulus Chelicus, Johann Jakob Walther; Hortulus Chelicus, Uni Violino Duabus, Tribus et Quatuor, Subinde chordis simul sonantibus harmonice modulanti, Astudiosa Varietate Consitus,Il maestro, e discepolo, opera seconda, Allettamenti da camera a violino solo, e violoncello, Gramatica di musica, opera prima, Contrasto armonico, a tre violini, opera decima; Sei duetti a due violini, libro secondo, opera XV, Pantomine a due violini.

      Johnson Reprint Corporation, New York 1981 - Six volumes, complete. First editions, 1981. Softcover scores housed in folding hardcover portfolios with velcro clasps, clean unmarked text, Very Good to Near Fine volumes in Good to Very Good portfolios, minor discoloration to the covers of some of the books/booklets, light rubbing or creasing to the covers of some of the books/booklets, light soiling to some of the portfolios, some of the porfolios with wear to the velcro clasp. Uncommon set. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Fischerboot und Fischernetze am Hafen - Original-Aquarell

      1981. Maße: 43 cm x 36 cm, unten links signiert und datiert, hinter Glas, in farblich passendem Holzrahmen - Dirk Huisken betätigte sich, nach dem Schuldienst als Altphilologe in Celle, ab 1969 als freischaffender Künstler. Seit 1946 war er in zahlreichen Gruppen- und Einzelausstellungen im In- und Ausland vertreten. Er gehörte 1947 mit zu den Gründern des BBK Celle. Dirk Huisken erhielt 1999 den Kulturpreis der Stadt Celle. Die häufig farbkräftigen Aquarelle norddeutscher Landschaften weisen auf eine starke Beeinflussung durch die Malern der "Brücke" auf sein künstlerisches Schaffen hin -

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Fuga verso la meta, Rugby. Omaggio a Prevert.

      1981. Legno originale per xilografia, inciso sui due lati, di cm. 20 x 17, in pero di testa. Firma in basso.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Cicerone M.T.]
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        As He Lay Dead, a Bitter Grief

      New York: Albondocani Press. 1981. First Edition. Printed wrappers. Edition limited to 26 lettered copies. Signed by William Styron on the limitation page. A fine copy. ; Octavo; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Lyrical Ballad]
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        ANTOINE REVAY ETUDES SUR LA CRUCIFIXION. 1981 Livre d'artiste 16 aquarelles ori

      - ANTOINE REVAY ETUDES SUR LA CRUCIFIXION. 1981 Livre d'artiste 16 aquarelles ori

      [Bookseller: GEOFFRIAULT]
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        Ecrits sur l'art moderne

      1981. Flammarion, Paris 1981, 16x24cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Flammarion, Paris 1981, 16x24cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Prima edizione, una delle 25 copie numerate su carta fine, solo le carte. firma autografa di Louis Aragon sulla pagina occhietto. ricca iconografia. lievi graffi senza gravità sul retro della cassa. Nizza copia. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur beau papier, seuls grands papiers. Signature autographe de Louis Aragon sur la page de faux-titre. Riche iconographie. Légères éraflures sans gravité sur le dos de l'étui. Agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Glossarium mediae et infimae latinitatis (Paris, 1883-87).,Sala Bolognese,Arnaldo Forni Editore,1981

      Sala Bolognese Arnaldo Forni Editore, 1981. Ristampa anastatica del 1883. Sala Bolognese, 1981; 11 voll., ril. in tela, pp. 6032, ill. b/n. italiano 88-271-083

      [Bookseller: Libro Co. Italia s.r.l. - Libri Moderni]
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        Raging Bull

      New York: Bantam Books, 1981. SIGNED BY MARTIN SCORSESE. Later paperback edition of the autobiography of the boxer Jake La Motta that was made into a great film by Martin Scorsese in 1980. Most critics agree that the film was the best film of the decade, even though it lost the best picture Oscar to Ordinary People. Great performances from the entire cast. Vg+ Laid in is a small card signed "RAGING BULL JAKE LA MOTTA" in blue ink. Also laid in is a nice reprint portrait of a young Jake L Motta which has been signed in blue ink RAGING BULL JAKE LA MOTTE at a later date. Sold as a collection only. . Later Printing. Paperback.

      [Bookseller: Cinemage Books]
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        Tar Baby

      New York: Knopf, 1981. First edition. Blue printed wrappers with label and announcement. Uncorrected proof copy. This proof precedes both the Franklin Library First Edition Society edition and the trade edition, and has some differences from the latter ("first edition" statement on copyright page, later replaced by "first trade edition," dedication not yet prepared). Fine.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Ecrits sur l'art moderne

      first edition, one of the 25 numbered copies on fine paper, only large papers. Autograph sign of Louis Aragon on the page of false title. Rich iconography. Slight scratches without gravity on the back of the case. Pleasant copy. Flammarion Paris 1981 16x24cm broché sous chemise et étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Ox Bow: An American Incident [Ox-Bow] (Original playscript for the unproduced musical)

      New York: N.p., 1981. Draft script for the unproduced musical. Based on Walter van Tilburg Clark's 1940 novel, which then became a classic American film directed by William Wellman about mob rule in the nineteenth-century American West. Nearly unique among American films, in that it has the setting of a Western, but the tone of a gothic melodrama, and a decidedly downbeat ending. (We imagine the tone of this 1980s adaptation to be uncharacteristically downbeat for a musical, as well!) Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Play adaptation written by Jim Lowe: one-hit-wonder singer of the 1956 chart-topper "The Green Door." Lowe later attempted this failed musical adaptation with composer/lyricist Richard Riddle (who wrote songs for the 1987 off-Broadway Western "Cowboy" as well), and found longer-lasting success as a disc jockey spinning big band music on New York radio. Set in Bridgers Wells, Nevada. Red titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers. Title page present, noted as copy No. 17, with credits for writer Jim Lowe, composer Richard Riddle, and novelist Walter van Tilburg Clark. 72 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 2-3-69. Photographically reproduced, first generation copy with no copied punch holes. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two gold screw brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Silent Mr. Palomar (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Targ Editions, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Limited edition of only 250 copies. A short piece from the author of "The Baron in the Trees," and "Invisible Cities." Author John Barth's copy with his ownership signature to the half title page and with a signed typed note from publisher William Targ stating - "This book is sent to Mr. Barth with the compliments of Italo Calvino. Kindly forward or hold." A near fine copy with some slight foxing to the page edges in a very good plus glassine that has some small edge chips and tears. Errata slip laid in. Signed by Calvino on the colophon page. A very attractive edition with a nice association.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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