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        A History of the Nonesuch Press INSCRIBED to H Schmoller

      London: the Nonesuch Press, . 1981 - First Edition, one of 950, this "out of series" calligraphically on colophonn. Signed and inscribed by John Dreyfus "for Hans Schmoller who wisely decided NOT to undertake this work, from his friend." Fine copy in Near Fine Jacket lgithyl creased and toned to top edge. With VG prospectus.Provenance Provenance Hans and Tanya Schmoller (dedication & bookplate) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: finecopy Ltd PBFA]
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        L'azione delle stelle e dei pianeti sulla vita terrestre

      Editrice Antroposofica, MILANO 1981 - ITALIANO Sei conferenze tenute agli operai del Goetheanum a Dornach dall'8 agosto al 24 settembre 1924; traduzione di dante Vigevani

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        ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: PHOTOGRAPHS

      NY: Pantheon Books, 1981. First American edition. Rauschenberg, Robert. 4to., [xvi], 122 leaves of b&w photographs, [4] pp. A fine copy in the photo-illustrated dust jacket. Boldly SIGNED by the artist on the half-title page. The text is an interview with Robert Rauschenberg by Alain Sayag, on January 9, 1981, at the artist's studio on Captiva Island, Florida. Published in conjunction with the first exhibition of photographs by Robert Rauschenberg, held April 15 to May 27, 1981, at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd ]
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        Baukunst des Barock in Europa. hrsg. von Harald Busch u. Bernd Lohse. Einl. von Kurt Gerstenberg. Bilderl. von Eva-Maria Wagner / Monumente des Abendlandes

      Köln: Buch und Zeit, 1981 - XXXIX, 240 S. : überwiegend Ill. ; 27 cm Schutzumschlag bestossen, Buch: Kanten gering bestossen, etwas muffig, papierbedingte Seitenbräunung // interner vermerk FEY-0526 m/' Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 698 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wimbauer Buchversand]
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        La Cérémonie des Adieux, suivi de Entretiens avec Jean-Paul Sartre, août-septembre 1974.

      Paris, Gallimard, 1981 (6 novembre)Relié, plein maroquin violet, cinq nerfs au dos uniformément passé en marron clair, charnières du même maroquin, tête or, couvertures et dos conservés, non rogné, étui bordé avec le même papier marbré que les pages de garde, reliure signée Niemezy, fort in-8 de 564 pages et 2 feuillets blancs. Édition originale tirée à 179 exemplaires. Le nôtre, 1/42 de tête, numérotés sur papier vergé blanc de Hollande Van Gelder.

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        The River

      Verona , PLAIN WRAPPER PRESS, Plain Wrapper Poets: Three 1981 - A poem by Paul Zweig whit etchings by Roger Selden. Una poesia di Paul Zweig e 2 incisioni a colori di Selden, di cui una in copertina (cm 16x16). Edizione numerata ad personam con firme autografe degli Autori. 8vo. pp. 28. . Ottimo (Fine). Edizione numerata ad personam con firme autografe degli Autori. Prima ed. di 120 es. numerati e firmati. [Rummonds, 1999]. Rilegato mezza pelle, custodia (half-leather binding, slip-case) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Home of the Brave

      New York: Albondocani Press. 1981. Two page proofs and preface manuscript copy. Quarto and octavos sheets with printed rectos only and each attached by a staple. Also included is the manuscript copy of preface by David Farmer. Fine. Published as a limited edition of 176 copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        LES GRANDS TROUBADOURS

      Chants des Sphères. Arts et Couleurs. 1981. In Folio de 151 pp. Reliure maroquin noir sous emboîtage. Edition originale de la traduction de Joseph Pardo. Illustrée par ANSALDI. Exemplaire n° 514 sur 1990. Signature de Ansaldi et de Joseph Pardo. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Florian]
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        The importance of being Earnest The star- child the balladof reading gaol

      CASA EDITRICE GIUSEPPE PRINCIPATO, 1981. INTERLINGUE 0,22 volume in brossura, presente una protezione in acetato trasparente, dorso scurito, tagli appena ingialliti, trad. di Laura Varano Tucci, parte della collana ''Classici stranieri commentati'' USATO

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        NEW ARCADIAN JOURNAL. A run of 36 issues 1-46 (missing 14) but including a number of double issues,) plus 52/53 and 59/60. The run includes double issues on The Political Temples of Stowe; Castle Howard, Landscape of Epic Poetry; Wentworth Castle and Wentworth Woodhouse.

      The earlier issues have paper cover illustrations - two of these are detached and one is missing.

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        The Holy Shroud

      CENTRO ROMANO DI SINDONOLOGIA, 1981. INGLESE 0,96 Libro in brossura, esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, visibili lievi aloni sui tagli, presenti immagini e illustrazioni, prima edizione in inglese USATO

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        Nigromontanus. Radierung. 1981 Signiert, datiert und numeriert.

       Radierung Nr. 49/75 zur Vorzugsausgabe \" Nigromontanus \" ( Ernst Jünger, Vexierbilder - 1981 ) erschienen ( ohne das Buch ). In der Platte datiert und betitelt. Von Horst Janssen signiert und handschriftlich numeriert. Druck in Dunkelbraun auf bläulichem Bütten. Unter Passepartout sowie gerahmt ( Gesamtmaße: 48 x40 cm ). Unter Glas gerahmt. Minimal ausgeblichen sowie am Oberrand lose montiert. - selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Horst Janssen, Originalradierung, Nigromontanus, Ernst Jünger, Vorzugsausgabe

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        FLOWERS AND TREES

      NY: Haywire Press, 1981. First ed. Friedlander, Lee. Folio, 40 plates, printed on heavy stock and spiral bound into a cloth binding, titled on the front board. A fine copy. This copy is SIGNED by the photographer.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Superman Family Vol 1 207, page 21 "Too Good to Be True"

      DC Comics Inc, 1981. 16 x 10 inches. Fine. 16 x 10 inches. Comic Synopsis: Oliver Queen visits Metropolis at the behest of Morgan Edge, who wants him to join the WGBS news team, but he has secretly been dosed with truth serum, and is on the verge of blurting out Superman's secret identity. "Superman Family 207." DC Database. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. Page Synopsis: Splash Page for "Too Good to Be True". Superman and Green Arrow, as civilians, are working against each other.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Jumanji

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. SIGNED BY CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG on the half-title. A very sharp copy to boot of the 1981 1st edition of this beloved Caldecott winner. Tight and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with several very small closed tears along the panel edges. Oblong quarto, includes a laid-in original photo of Van Allsburg at a recent book signing.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Handchirurgie (in zwei Bänden KOMPLETT) - Bd. 1: Allgemeines, Wahloperationen/ Bd. 2: Frische Verletzungen und Rekonstruktionen, Sekundäre Eingriffe, Begutachtung.

      Thieme; 1981/ 1983. - Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Einbandkanten sind leicht bestossen; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5500

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Espejo roto

      Seix-Barral, España. 1981 - Mild wear to the edges. Text clean and unmarked. Spine lightly creased. 1/1/1981 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Renewed, IOBA]
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        IN THE LAND OF DREAMY DREAMS

      Fayetteville: University of Arkansas, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight foxing to bulked top edge of text. Still Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Author's first book of fiction, preceded by a scarce book of poems published in 1979. Also issued in a softcover edition of 1000 copies, this hardcover version is much scarcer and seldom seen in this condition. SIGNED by the author on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        L'élève d'Aristote

      - Gallimard, Paris 1981, 14,5x21,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 58 copie numerate su Arches Veli solo le carte. Bellissimo esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 58 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Charlie Dye; One Helluva Painter (no. 14 of 100 copies), Signed By Joe Beeler and Paul Weaver; Foreword By Joe Beeler

      Los Angeles; (1981): Petersen Prints. Limited Edition. Quarto. 135 pages. Limited to 100 copies. The present copy is number 14 signed by both Joe Beeler and Paul Weaver. Bound in brown suede, spine lettered in blind, silk ribbon marker. A handsome copy housed in original publisher's wooden box with "CD" branded on the box.

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        Le Sable. Avec deux eaux-fortes originales signées de Dado.

      Dijon, Brandes, impr. à Losne par Thierry Bouchard, 20 juillet 1981.

      [Bookseller: Solstices Rare Books]
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        George's Marvellous Medicine.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1981. Octavo. Original light blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Faint foxing to top edge; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with faded spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Midnight's Children

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1981. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, patterned endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First UK edition. Booker prize winner of winners.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Concept of Activity in Soviet Psychology

      M.E. Sharpe, 1981. 439 pages. Bibliographical references. Provides "A glimpse into an inclusive dynamic psychology that is one of the world's best examples of how a unified science of humankind might be constructed." - from Preface. Moderate wear. Usual library markings. Binding tight. A quality copy. Former Library Copy

      [Bookseller: Online Bookshop Jim and Mina Stachow]
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        Signor Formica. Hrsg. von Wolfram Benda. Nachwort von G. Hemmerich

      The Bear Press, 1981. Halbleder Buchrücken lagerspurig und farblich ausgebleicht, Innentitel mit Signatur , Exemplar numeriert (Nr. 42) Versand D: 2,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories

      U.S.A.: Knopf 1981 - Inscribed first edition as stated on copyright page. Inscribed by the author to Andre Dubus; with Dubus' marginal notes in the story "Tell the Women We're Going." Book near fine with some fading along edges. Dust jacket near fine. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Carnets, volume 1, 1914-1948 et volume 2, 1950-1954 (2 volumes).

      Herscher/ Dessain et Tolra, 1981, 2 volumes de 270x260x35 et 40 mm environ, reliures toile de l'éditeur sous jaquette illustrée et étui cartonné. Un nom sur un étui, petits plis sur une des jaquettes, sinon bon état.Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, né le 6 octobre 1887 à La Chaux-de-Fonds, dans le canton de Neuchâtel, en Suisse, et mort le 27 août 1965 (à 77 ans) à Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, plus connu sous le pseudonyme de « Le Corbusier », est un architecte, urbaniste, décorateur, peintre, sculpteur et homme de lettres, suisse de naissance et naturalisé français en 1930. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Diogène]
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        Early Years 1900-1927

      1981 - STEICHEN, Edward. The Early Years 1900-1927. (New York: Aperture, 1981). Large elephant folio (17 by 21 inches), original ivory self-wrappers; pp. 8. WITH: Elephant folio suite of 12 original photogravures. Housed in publisher's woven-silk portfolio. $7800.Signed limited first edition, number 182 of 1000 copies, signed by photographer Beaumont Newhall and Steichen's daughter Mary Steichen Calderone on text pages three and five, respectively. Included are Steichen's "The Flatiron," "In Memoriam," Moonrise" and "Heavy Roses.""In a career that spanned 77 years, Steichen became the country's most celebrated and highest-priced photographer". a craftsman of genius" (McDarrah & McDarrah, 468). Toward the end of his life Steichen approached Aperture with the idea of publishing his early photographs as hand-pulled photogravures. Intrigued by the project, they enlisted "many years and the talents of many people" to recapture this "exquisite, all-but-forgotten process." This limited edition of 12 hand-pulled photogravures features some of Steichen's most memorable images. Perhaps most renowned is his 1905 rendering of New York's Flatiron Building, a photograph that "is a dramatic representation of that moment at dusk when the sky turns a leaden blue-green and highlights glow in the half-light". There is no clearer example of an early modernist photographic composition, one that combines contemporary Pictorial expression in art". alive with the gestures of living in New York just as it becomes a vital, international metropolis" (Frizot, 318). This edition is one of 500 using photogravures printed on Rives BFK, with the remaining 500 editions printed on Papier Duchene. An additional 100 artist proofs of the suite of 12 photogravures were also produced. With essays by Newhall and Calderone. A fine copy of a splendid volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Effigies tenuesque figurae

      Roma , SPATIA, 1981 - Testo di G. Drudi e 4 incisioni originali numerate firmate dagli artisti in 50 esemplari: Achille Perilli, acquatinta cm 30,5x21,5; Guido Strazza, acquaforte cm 17x20,5; Luigi Boille, acquatinta cm 35,5 x 25,8; Toti Scialoja, acquatinta cm 39x26,5. Cm 50x36. pp. 8 + stampe. . Ottimo (Fine). . Edizione originale di 50 + X es. numerati. . Fogli sciolti in cartelletta (loose as issued in original portfolio) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Madre Celestina Bottego profilo biografico

      Missionarie di Maria, PARMA 1981 - ITALIANO Coperta plastificata leggermente ingiallita ai bordi. Timbro ex libris in foglio di guardia.Pagine leggermente brunite ai bordi.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Signed photograph.

      New York: , c.1981. "10 × 8" glossy promotional photograph. Very good, docketed verso, "Blue Note 2-12-81". Signed "Thelonius Monk" together with a small self-portrait sketch with trademark beard and hat, it also appears that Monk tried to sign previously with a dry pen which has left some vague ink traces, and a couple of scratches to the emulsion. The date docketing verso places the signing unusually late in Monk's life; "In 1973, he vanished again. There were rumours that he was ill and had been taken in by his old friend and mentor the Baroness Nica de Koenigswarter, who lives in a big house in Weehawken, New Jersey. The rumours turned out to be true, and this is what the Baroness had to say about Monk before he died. 'No doctor has put his finger on what is wrong with him? He's not unhappy, and his mind works very well. He knows what is going on in the world, and I don't know how, because he doesn't read the newspapers and he only watches a little telly. He's withdrawn, that's all. It's as though he had gone into retreat. He takes walks several times a week, and Nellie comes over from New York almost every day to cook for him. He began to withdraw in 1973, and he hasn't touched the piano since 1976. He has one twenty or thirty feet from his bed, so to speak, but he never goes near it. When Barry Harris visits, he practices on it, and he'll ask Monk what the correct changes to 'Ruby, My Dear' are, and Monk will tell him. Charlie Rouse, his old tenor saxophonist, came to see him on his birthday the other day, but Monk isn't really interested in seeing anyone. The strange thing is he looks beautiful. He has never said that he won't play the piano again. He suddenly went into this, so maybe he'll suddenly come out'" (from Whitney Balliett's obituary of Monk, reprinted in Goodbyes and Other Messages: A Journal of Jazz 1981 - 1990).

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        THE PALACE GUARD.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981. dj : , 1981. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Sarah Kelling mystery, set in Boston where she runs an elegant boarding house on Beacon Hill. SIGNED on the title page. 183 pp. Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (remainder spray on bottom edge) .

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        A Great New Beginning--The 1981 Inaugural Story

      Presidential Inaugural Committee, 1981. Hardcover. Fine. deluxe book commemorating the inauguration of Ronald Reagan as the 40th President of the United States in 1981. This is a very special Association Copy given by Reagan's new White House Counsel, Ed Meese, & his wife to the Horrell family of La Mesa, CA. SIGNED by many parties, including President Reagan, Ed & Ursula Meese (on ffep [free front endpaper]) & Mrs. Meese again ("Ursie") on page 11. Cannot determine which of the Meese's wrote the inscription on the ffep. Also includes a handwritten note on Meese family stationery, signed by Ursula, that she apparently included with the book when dropping it off at the Horrell family home. This note has a small stain & wrinkling along the top edge. Oversized hardcover in 192 pages with photographs on every page. It has burgundy cloth over boards with the presidential seal in gilt in center of front cover & gilt lettering to spine. Condition is FINE: looks, feels, & smells just slightly less crisp than Brand New! Completely clean, pages white, binding strong & straight. NO writing, underlining, or highlighting; NOT ex-lib. Only flaw is slightly bumped corners. Unclipped DJ downgraded to VG due to light soiling & discoloration & some short tears & chips. Worst one is unclosed tear ascending from bottom edge of back cover about 1" from fore edge. Nicely protected in new archival mylar cover. Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2016. Same Day Shipping on all orders received Weekdays by 2 pm (Pacific time); weekends & holidays, next business day.

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        LES PAPILLONS DU ZAIRE.

      WEISSENBRUCH 1981 - R300090094: 543 pages - jaquette en bon état - ex dono sur la page de faux titre - nombreuses planches en couleurs - 4 photos disponibles. Photos Guy Cussac. In-4 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 508-Histoire naturelle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Midnight's Children

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1981. Octavo. Original red cloth-backed grey paper boards, titles to spine and author's initials to front board in silver, publisher's device to rear board in blind, fore edge uncut. With the dust jacket. Some minor toning to board edges. An excellent copy in the jacket with fading to spine and head of front panel, small puncture to fold of rear flap and a couple of shallow nicks to foot of rear panel. First edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition which was made up from the American sheets. Midnight's Children won the 1981 Booker Prize, as well as the 1993 "Booker of Bookers" celebrating the best book in the history of the prize.

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        SWORDS INSCRIPTION CHARACTER

      Yuzankaku Publishing 1981 - Black boards tight and straight, gilt spine titles. Inner pages crisp and clean. In original slipcase with publisher spine band. B/w pen & ink sword illustrations. PLEASE NOTE: This is a heavy volume and will require extra postage for international or expedited delivery. ; Vol. 2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books on the Boulevard]
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        The Total Synthesis of Natural Products

      Wiley-Blackwell, 1981. Volume 4. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60530017; EAN: 9780471054603

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        Musica con immagini

      Milano , , 1981 - Johann Sebastian Bach, musica. Laura Alvini, clavicembalo. Alik Cavaliere, Vincenzo Ferrari, Gianfranco Pardi, Emilio Tadini, immagini. Album con interventi originali degli artisti. 8vo (cm 34x25). pp. 50 circa. . Ottimo (Fine). . Edizione di 250 + CL es. numerati e firmati. . Quartini sciolti in brossura (loose as issued in original wrappers) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Midnight's Children ( Signed) with Scarce Booker Winner Promotional Band

      A First UK Printing published by Jonathan Cape in 1981. A near FINE BOOK with slight browning to board edges.Otherwise a wonderful example of the book with the original 'rough cut' pages - no inscriptions, no marks or stains. The book has been SIGNED without dedication to the title page by Salman Rushdie.A ticket for the signing event accompanies this title as provenance.In a near FINE WRAPPER with the usual light sunning to the spine and a little light browning to the upper flap edges and spine ends.The book comes complete with the rare WRAP-AROUND BAND announcing the book to be the 'Winner of the 1981 £10,000 Booker McConnell Prize for Fiction'.The band is in near FINE condition and is complete.Light fading to the spine portion.A nice addition to this signed book and very scarce as such!

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        Cantata de Bomarzo

      Verona , PLAIN WRAPPER PRESS, Escritores Panamericanos: Two 1981 - A libretto by Manuel Mujica Lainez. Seven etchings by Luciano De Vita (cm 15x15; 34x17). The original Spanish text was translated into English by G. Rummonds. Folio. pp. 54 nn. . Ottimo (Fine). . Edizione originale di 130 es. numerati. . Rilegato mezza pelle, custodia (half-leather binding, slip-case) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Another Chance: Hope and Health for the Alcoholic Family

      Science and Behavior Books, Palo Alto, CA 1981 - First Edition, First Printing; 256 clean, unmarked pages; dj w/chipping, small tears, unclipped price; ownr's name Size: 8 vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dorley House Books, Inc.]
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        THE FLIGHT OF THE HORSE.

      New York: Ballantine, (1981.) : , 1981. SIGNED - 'Mind-bending tales of Svetz, the Time Retrieval Expert. ' SIGNED on the title page. Cover art by Boris Vallejo. Good condition (usual toning to the pages, some rubbing and wear to the covers) .

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        LOT DE 318 NUMEROS DE LA REVUE ACTIVITES EN PAYS BASQUE - DU N°1 DE 1950 AU N°320 1981 - MANQUE LES NUMEROS 46 ET 98 .

      ACTIVITES EN PAYS BASQUE 1981 - R300060690: Environ 20 pages pour chacune des revues - quelques illustrations en noir et blanc - 2 photos disponibles. MANQUE LES N° 46 ET 98 - POSSIBILITES DE VENDRE AU NUMERO A 19,80 AU LE NUMERO. In-4 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 908.447-Régionalisme : Aquitaine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Signed photograph.

      New York: c.1981 - Very good, docketed verso, "Blue Note 2-12-81". "10 × 8" glossy promotional photograph. Signed "Thelonius Monk" together with a small self-portrait sketch with trademark beard and hat, it also appears that Monk tried to sign previously with a dry pen which has left some vague ink traces, and a couple of scratches to the emulsion. The date docketing verso places the signing unusually late in Monk's life; "In 1973, he vanished again. There were rumours that he was ill and had been taken in by his old friend and mentor the Baroness Nica de Koenigswarter, who lives in a big house in Weehawken, New Jersey. The rumours turned out to be true, and this is what the Baroness had to say about Monk before he died. 'No doctor has put his finger on what is wrong with him He's not unhappy, and his mind works very well. He knows what is going on in the world, and I don't know how, because he doesn't read the newspapers and he only watches a little telly. He's withdrawn, that's all. It's as though he had gone into retreat. He takes walks several times a week, and Nellie comes over from New York almost every day to cook for him. He began to withdraw in 1973, and he hasn't touched the piano since 1976. He has one twenty or thirty feet from his bed, so to speak, but he never goes near it. When Barry Harris visits, he practices on it, and he'll ask Monk what the correct changes to 'Ruby, My Dear' are, and Monk will tell him. Charlie Rouse, his old tenor saxophonist, came to see him on his birthday the other day, but Monk isn't really interested in seeing anyone. The strange thing is he looks beautiful. He has never said that he won't play the piano again. He suddenly went into this, so maybe he'll suddenly come out'" (from Whitney Balliett's obituary of Monk, reprinted in Goodbyes and Other Messages: A Journal of Jazz 1981 - 1990). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        [Amusement Park Ride Blueprints from the Meisho Co, Ltd.]

      Osaka, Japan: Meisho Company, [ca. 1981-1983]. Near fine. Three small 4to. binders in printed, stiff plastic wraps. Each measuring approximately 10.5? x 7.5? and containing 40 (in total) mechanically reproduced blueprint drawings. Mild handling wear to binder exteriors, prints folded to fit binders. Some toning to folds. Near fine. Three early 1980s sets of blueprints and technical drawings from the Meisho Company of Japan, manufacturer of amusement rides. Binders hold overview and component drawings for The Monster (a rotating, car-based ride), Twin Dragon (swinging pendulum ship) and Astro-Swinger (suspended, twirling swings), with text in Japanese and English. The Astro-Swinger and Twin Dragon were installed in 1984 at Uncle Kenny?s Funworld, one of Singapore?s first indoor amusement parks. In the 1990s the company became Sanoyas Hishino Meisho after a merger. They continue to build and manage amusement park attractions.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        (Deine Bibliothek stellt sich vor),

       1981. Aquarellierte Zeichnung von Paul Maar. Original-Vorlage der Titelseite zu Birgit Pape-Thoma, deine Bibliothek stellt sich vor, Oetinger 1981. Signiert. 16,5 x 16,5 cm (Darstellung). - Farbfrisch, rückseitig Klebereste. - Ein Känguru mit Brille auf der Nase steht vor Bücherregalen und liest ein Buch. - Paul Maar, 1937 in Schweinfurt geboren, ist einer der erfolgreichsten deutschen Kinder- und Jugendbuchautoren, zugleich virtuoser Wortkünstler, phantasievoller Erzähler und Illustrator. Zu seinen beliebtesten Figuren gehören das Sams, das kleine Känguru und Herr Bello. Paul Maar erhielt zahlreiche bedeutende Auszeichnungen für sein literarisches Werk, u.a. den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis, den Friedrich-Rückert-Preis und den E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Preis. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Handzeichnung, 20.Jahrhundert, Kinderbuch, Illustration, Paul Maar

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tobias Müller]
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        The New James Beard

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, , 1981. Octavo. Original yellow pictorial glazed cloth, titles to spine brown, green illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and vignettes in the text printed in red and black throughout by Karl Stueklen. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page. A 1000 new recipes from the dean of American cooking.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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