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        Christine

      West Kingston: Donald Grant, 1983. Silver lettered red cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Housed in red cloth slipcase. Edition limited to 1000 copies signed by King and Stephen Gervais the illustrator. Near fine copy in slipcase that is bumped on one corner.. Signed By the Author and Illustrator. Limited Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Stephen Gervais. 8vo.

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        Sharpe's Sword (Unclipped First Printing)

      Collins 1983 - First edition, first impression – the scarcest Sharpe. Near Fine+: tight and square in sharp red boards; bright gilt; very crisp and clean, Fine but for some minor - tiny and faint - spots to the top-edge of the page block, and a very small abrasion to the top corner of the ffep. The unclipped (£8.50 net stated) dustwrapper is Fine: bright, clean and unfaded with a couple of light wrinkles to the spine; presents beautifully in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mnchner Serbischer Psalter - Signatur: Codex Monacensis Slavicus 4 - Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Mnchen, Deutschland)

      Reichert Verlag - Wiesbaden 1983 - Faksimile des Originals Mnchner Serbischer Psalter mit der Signatur Codex Monacensis Slavicus 4 - Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Mnchen, Deutschland), auch bekannt als Mnchner Serbischer Psalter Serbischer Psalter Psautier Serbe de Munich. *** Daten des Originals: 28.0 x 19.7 cm, 229 Seiten. Serbien, Sp„tes 14. Jahrhundert. *** Buchschmuck: 148 oft ganzseitige Miniaturen auf Goldgrund, mit roten und blauen Rahmen versehen. Der Serbische Psalter ist das Hauptwerk mittelalterlicher Buchmalerei in Serbien. Entstanden Ende des 14. Jahrhunderts, ist er durch seine 148 oft ganzseitigen Miniaturen ein singul„res Zeugnis serbischer Orthodoxie. *** Mit dem Werk verbundene Namen: Prinz Lazar Hrebeljanovi? von Serbien (ca. 1329-15. Juni 1389) oder sein Sohn Stefan Lazarevi? (ca. 1377-19. Juli 1427), Kloster Pribina Glava in der Fru?ka Gora; Wolfgang Heinrich von Gemell zu Flischbach; Kloster Gotteszell im Bayerischen Wald; 1782 ins Kloster Sankt Emmeram in Regensburg. Faksimile: 1 Band: Vollfaksimile des Originaldokuments (Umfang, Farbe und Gr"áe) *** Limitierung: - Exemplare. Die Bl„tter sind nicht originalgetreu randbeschnitten. Leinen *** Kommentar: 1 Band (306 Seiten) von Hans Belting, Suzy Dufrenne, Svetozaz Radojcic, Rainer Stichel und Ihor Sevenko Sprache: Deutsch. Alle Preise inkl. MwSt. Die AGB und Widerrufsbelehrung finden Sie unter ?Anbieter- & Zahlungsinformationen? # Besuchen Sie uns in der Altstadt von Regensburg # Wir bieten mehr als 300 verschiedene Faksimile-Ausgaben an. Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns bei Fragen oder Wnschen - wir helfen gerne! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Munich Serbian Psalter - Signatur: Codex Monacensis Slavicus 4 - Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Munich, Germany)

      Reichert Verlag - Wiesbaden 1983 - Facsimile Edition of: Munich Serbian Psalter with shelf mark Codex Monacensis Slavicus 4 - Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Munich, Germany), also known as Mnchner Serbischer Psalter Serbischer Psalter Psautier Serbe de Munich. *** Data of the original: 28.0 x 19.7 cm, 229 pages. Serbia, Late 14th century. *** Illustrations: 148 miniatures, which often occupy whole pages, painted on a gold background and framed by red and blue lines. The Munich Serbian Psalter is a 14th-century illuminated psalter written in Church Slavonic of the Serbian recension. With its 229 leaves illustrated with 148 miniatures, it is regarded as the most extensively illuminated Serbian manuscript book. *** Names related to the work: Prince Lazar Hrebeljanovi? of Serbia (c. 1329-15 June 1389) or his son Stefan Lazarevi?, the Tall (c. 1377-19 July 1427), Moravian Serbia and Serbian Despotate (14th-15th centuries); Privina Glava Monastery in Syrmia (17th century); Wolfgang Heinrich of Gemell zu Flischbach; Gotteszell Monastery in the Bavarian Forest (1689-1782); St Emmeram's Monastery, Regensburg (1782 - c. 1800). *** Facsimile Edition: 1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) *** Limitation: - copies. Folios are not cut according to the original. Linen *** Commentary: 1 volume (306 pages) by Hans Belting, Suzy Dufrenne, Svetozaz Radojcic, Rainer Stichel and Ihor Sevenko Language: German.

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        Flugträume,

      Bayreuth, The Bear Press 1983. 4. Druck der Bear Press, 83 Seiten, 20x30, türkisfarbenes illustriertes OHLdr im Original-Schuber TADELLOSES EXEMPLAR der EA, WG² Nr. 137, IM IMPRESSUM HANDSCHRIFTLICH NUMMERIERTES und vom Autor und Künstler eigenhändig signiert Exemplar Nr. 41 (von 175) (Gesamtaufl.: 210), mit 5 Original-Holzschnitten von Jürgen Wölbling, unbeschnittenes Exemplar, gedruckt von H. O. Schulze in der Trajanus-Antiqua auf (federleichtem) Torinoko Kozu-Japanpapier. Entgegen den Angaben im Impressum wurden die 5 Original-Holzschnitte von Jürgen Wölbing (wie fast immer) nicht einzeln signiert Versand D: 5,00 EUR Li 38777, VORZUGSAUSGABEN/nummerierte Ausgabe, i

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        Venice Series - the complete portfolio.

      Federica Galli was born in Soresina in the province of Cremona, Italy in 1932 and studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Brera, Milan between 1950-54. It was around this time that the artist discovered etching. In 1963 Galli abandoned painting to concentrate entirely on printmaking. As a result her extensive body of work spans some fifty years and boasts over eight hundred printed plates. The Venice Series was produced between 1983 and 1987 and includes 39 etchings. All the etchings are in limited editions, printed on the highest quality paper and signed by the artist.

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        The Engravings of Eric Gill.

      4to. Original black cloth with cream cloth spine, design of three female figures on upper cover in blind, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xxiv 545 colophon; illustrated throughout with Gill's engravings, a few in colour, some folding; a fine copy in the original slipcase. Limited to 1350 copies.

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        Uliveto a Leivi.

      no.464

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        The Enormous Crocodile.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1983. Quarto. Original pictorial boards, spine lettered in black, front board lettered in red and black, green endpapers. Issued without a dust jacket. Illustrated throughout the text in colour by Quentin Blake. Spine rolled, a small crease to spine. A lovely copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Slugs and Snails (Leaflet - Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food)

      MAFF, 1983. Pamphlet. Used; Acceptable. Pamphlet; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Alice in Wonderland

      Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 1983 - Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. This limited edition was published exclusively for subscribers to the Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers. ; The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The green, the red, the yellow, the black, and the white. By George Brecht and Alison Knowles.

      Bruxelles. Hambourg. Editions Lebeer Hossmann. 1983. First edition. 32,5 x 22,5 cm. 28 unpaginierte Blatt, 1 lose Tafel. OKarton. Obere Kante der Grafik etwas lichtschattig, Schnitt minimal nachgedunkelt. Sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. Nummer 47 / 80 handschriftlich nummerierten und signierten Exemplaren mit einem lose beiliegenden Siebdruck, nummeriert und von Alison Knowles mit einem handschriftlichen Zitat versehen, von George Brecht und Knowles signiert. Erschienen im Februar 1983 in einer Auflage von nur 80 Exemplaren in Siebdruck auf \"Simili-Japon\" Bütten, gedruckt von Roel Goussey und handgebunden von Liliane Gerard. Das \"bean-book\" basiert auf Illustrationen des \"Sprach-Brockhaus - Deutsches Wörterbuch für jedermann\" von 1947. Äußerst selten. Versand D: 2,00 EUR 20. Jahrhundert / 20th Century, Amerika / America, Fluxus / Fluxus, Kroatien / Croatia, Künstlerbücher, Originalgrafik

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        Unesco Yearbook on Peace and Conflict Studies

      Greenwood Press, 1983 - Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, stellenweise mit geringen Gebrauchs-/Lagerspuren ISBN: 9231021192 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 614

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        Le systeme penal des pays de l'amerique latine : avec reference au code penal type latino-americain

      Paris, Editions A. Pedone, 1983 - 159 Seiten Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Deckel mit leichten altersgemäßen Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren, Schnitt und Buchseiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, Buchseiten intakt und in einwandfreiem Zustand, insgesamt ist das Buch in sehr gutem Zustand ISBN: 9782233001184 Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 213 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        VICTORIANA COLLECTION

      Peter Marsh, Queensberry Hill Press, Carlton, Vic, [1983-1985]. A series of limited reprints relating to the discovery and settlement of the Port Phillip District. 13 volumes in all, the series contains: GEORGE BASS; Journal of a Whaleboat Voyage; pp. vi, 52; 1 folding map, [155 copies only]; JOHN BATMAN; The Settlement at Port Phillip; pp. 56; 2 tipped in plates, 1 folding map, [155 copies only]; WILLIAM BLAND, editor; Journey of Discovery to Port Phillip; pp. [viii], 138; 2 tipped in plates, [155 copies only]; WILLIAM BURROWS; Adventures of a Mounted Trooper; pp. [vi], 144; 1 tipped in plate, [155 copies only]; DAVID COLLINS; General and Garrison Orders of Port Phillip; pp. 104, [12]; [130 copies only]; JAMES FLEMMING; Journal of the Explorations of Charles Grimes; pp. 62, [8]; 1 tipped in plate, 1 folding map, [113 copies only]; THOMAS HAM; A Map of Australia Felix; pp. vi, 40; 1 tipped in plate, 1 large folding map, [155 copies only]; ROBERT KNOPWOOD; Journal of a Voyage to Port Phillip; pp. 132; 1 tipped in plate, [155 copies only]; G.W.RUSDEN; Discovery, Survey and Settlement of Port Phillip; 2 Volumes; Vol I, pp. 86; 1 folding map; Vol II, pp. 68; 1 folding map; [155 copies only]; DANIEL WOODRIFF; Journal of H.M.S. Calcutta; pp. [vi], 58; 1 folding map, [155 copies only]; G.H HAYDON Five Years Experience in Australia Felix; 2 Volumes; Vol I, pp. 130; frontispiece, 2 tipped in plates; [155 copies only]; Vol II pp. 125; frontispiece, 2 tipped in plates; [155 copies only] In all 13 volumes, finely bound by Peter Marsh, Queensberry Hill Press, Carlton, Vic, [1983-1985], all in matching light brown leather, red spine labels, gilt tooled. All copies in this set are numbered 35. A handsome set in fine condition. First and Second Series (All Published) The Complete Series Published Over Several Years Concluded Only With The Closure Of The Press In 1986. Each title was limited to 155 copies but in many cases only 115 copies or less were produced.

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        1983 LAST STARFIGHTER Original Draft SCREENPLAY - FILM EDITOR'S COPY - Seth ROGEN & SPIELBERG want REMAKE RIGHTS

      1983. 1983. THE LAST STARFIGHTER - ORIGINAL DRAFT SCREENPLAY dated April 8, 1983. The FILM EDITOR'S COPY, with White, Yellow, Blue, Pink, and Green Pages (a "Rainbow" Draft) with pages revised on 4/18, 5/2, 5/9 and 5/23/83. THE LAST STARFIGHTER was one of the first films to make extensive use of CGI animation (Computer Generated Imagery) and has become a very INFLUENTIAL CULT FILM. Both SETH ROGEN and STEVEN SPIELBERG have been trying to acquire rights to remake the film. The screenplay is by JONATHAN BETUEL, who holds all rights. The film was Directed by Nick Castle. It stars Lance Guest, Dan O'Herlihy, and Robert Preston (the Music Man) in his final film role. ***COPY of the FILM'S EDITOR, CARROLL TIMOTHY O'MEARA, 1943-2007. His SIGNATURE "Tim OMeara" is on the front cover. His name is also written at the top of each of the first colored pages (page 2, yellow; page 4, blue; page 5 pink; page 64A, green). I am not certain if Tim O'Meara's name on the colored pages is also his signature, or if his name was written there by a film production member in order that the various revised pages be delivered directly to him. Below his name on the green page 64A is written "today", perhaps indicated that this revised page had to be immediately rushed to him. There are some handwritten marks and notations on pages 46-48 that are presumably in Tim O'Meara's hand. This script came from the estate of Timothy O'Meara.*** Blue heavy stock paper covers, printed title on the front cover, three hole punched, bound with 3 brass brads. The first page, the title page, is YELLOW. It shows various revision dates and states that the script is the property of LORIMAR and that copying and reproduction is prohibited. The inner pages are photocopied on 8.5x11" paper (photocopying was, and still is, how original copies of a shooting script were quickly produced and distributed to film producers, directors, editors and others involved in a motion picture production), pages are printed on one side only and 3-hole punched at their left margin, 130 pages plus some "A" and "B" pages (e.g. 64, 64A) plus the title page. The pages are white, yellow, blue, pink and green, with the colored pages all having a revised date printed at the top of the page. There are 30 BLUE PAGES, revised 4/18/83; 41 PINK PAGES, revised 5/2/83; 22 YELLOW PAGES, revised 5/9/83; and ONE GREEN PAGE, revised 5/23/83; the remaining pages are white. On the rear page edges (the spine) is hand-written "STARFIGHTER". VERY GOOD condition, the covers have tears around their 3 punched holes, are pulling from the brass brads, and have some creases from handling, but remain bright and solid; internally, the upper corner of the last page is torn off, not affecting text, otherwise the pages are complete, bright, clean and clear. THE LAST STARFIGHTER is an influential cult classic. Both Seth Rogen and Steven Spielberg, among others, have tried repeatedly to acquire the rights to either remake the film or make a sequel. To this point the screenwriter, Jonathan Betuel, who holds the film rights, has refused. (Google Search: Steven Spielberg "The Last Starfighter"; or Google Search: Seth Rogen "The Last Starfighter"). Very Good

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        Chansons pour elle *

      A. & P. Gonin, Lausanne 1983. - En feuilles sous couverture imprimée rempliée 36 x 31, double emboîtage demi parchemin, plats et étui de satin bordeaux. L'un des 122 exemplaires sur vélin teinté rouge de Mirecourt, signé par l'artiste et l'éditeur. 11 eaux-fortes originales de Hans Erni, tirées par Pietro Sarto à l'atelier de saint-Prex. Une planche refusée à l'érotisme plus soutenu, inconnue de Giroud, truffe cet exemplaire à l'état de neud, dans son carton d'origine.[Giroud 76]

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        The Universe of Douglas Adams (3 Book Boxed Set): The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Restaurant At the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything

      Pocket Books, New York 1983 - Inscribed and signed by Douglas Adams on the title page of each of the three volumes. Unread books with square corners and uncreased spines. Moderate edge wear, especially to corners. One or two 1/8" corner creases on bottom edge of Hitchhiker's Guide approx 2/3 of the way through the book. Bottom edge of HHG mildly soiled. Slipcase rubbed, mild scratching, worn at edges (especially corners). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        HIROSHIMA

      Limited Editions Club, New York 1983 - Large octavo (9-1/2" x 12-1/4") bound in full coal-black aniline cowhide. With a poem by Robert Penn Warren that serves as the preface. Illustrated with 8 ORIGINAL SILKSCREENS executed in eleven colors by the noted African-American artist Jacob Lawrence, now deceased. Copy #1378 of 1500 SIGNED by Hersey, Warren, and Lawrence. A starkly beautiful book, richly bound and with three important signatures, justly one of the most desirable books issued by this long-lived, prestigious press. Monthly Letter, invitation to a reception in honor of the collaboration, and the Note on the care of the book laid in. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

      Manchester Etching Workshop: 1983. 2 vols., large and smaller 4to, the larger bound in full red morocco, the smaller loose in wrappers as issued, both enclosed in brown cloth folding boxes, new as issued. With an additional folder containing one facsimile plates and the Viscomi text. Editions limited to 35 and 40 copies, with 16 color plates and an uncolored proof in part one, and 19 plates in part two of which 17 are monochrome and two are hand-colored. Both versions are accompanied by Joseph Viscomi’s study of Blake’s printing processes especially written for this edition (limited to 125 copies in all). Printed by Paul Ritchie from facsimile relief etchings on a rolling press with hand-made intaglio ink on dampened wove paper, repeating as closely as possible Blake’s original printing technique and the paper he used. The coloring is by hand not stencil, and uses inks made to 18th century formulas to recreate the colors in copy B in the British Museum made by Blake in 1794-95. Due to the tiny edition, almost all copies were purchased by or for Institutions and this is the only copy to appear on the secondary market since publication -- and it may well be the last. Bentley, BBS, pp. 135-36.

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        Haining , Peter " Das grosse Gespenster - Lexikon "

      Econ Verlag Düsseldorf Erscheinungsjahr 1983 - Format Groß8° - 1. Auflage - , 320 S. mit 133 teils halb - undganzseitigen Textabbildungen , Originalpappband mit Rückentitel und Originalschutzumschlag , Erhaltung 1 // [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ibiscus

      Roma: Il Torcoliere, , 1983. Ottimo (Fine). Acquaforte acquatinta originale. cm 46x53 (Foglio cm 60x75). . Ottimo (Fine). Tiratura: 75. L'opera è riprodotta a pagina 258 della monografia "Guccione" di Marco Goldin (Electa, 1995)

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Alice in Wonderland

      Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1983. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. This limited edition was published exclusively for subscribers to the Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers. ; The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Installation. 445 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, California (poster)

      Funded by a donation from H & M Productions, Altadena, California. 1983 Poster. Black-and-white offset lithograph printed on heavy, matte-finished paper. 38.8 x 24.5 in. / 98.6 x 62.2 cm. The composition consists of greatly enlarged details of eight 7 drawings and one photograph. Never folded. Fine. Not located in OCLC.

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        The Caribbean Poetry of Derek Wolcott [Poems of the Caribbean] & The Art of Romare Bearden

      (Limited Editions Club) (1983) (New York), New York - Limited Edition of 2000, this no. 1234 and SIGNED by both Wolcott and Bearden on the colophon page, accompanied by a separate original lithograph, this no. 269/275. Derek Wolcott (b. 1930) was trained as a painter but as a young man turned to writing, having his first published poem in a newspaper at the age of 14. He became recognized as a major poet in 1962 and in 1992 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature; the Nobel committee spoke of his work as "a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment". Wonderfully paired with the colourful art of Romare Bearden (1911-1988), an African-American artist and writer who created eight original lithographs for this work, with 250 copies of each lithograph being produced (plus some additional); Bearden also designed the binding material for the book. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in cloth designed by Romare Bearden of the sea, hills and the bright Caribbean sun, cream endpapers, artwork by Bearden scattered throughout the text, Artist's Note by Bearden at the rear; large quarto size (just under 12" tall), pagination: (i)-xix, (1)-210, blank (211), colophon (212); type Monotype Bembo, limited edition of 2000 volumes, this being no. 1234. The separate lithograph is of hillsides and sky, in green, blue, yellows and gold, measures just under 12" tall by just over 9.25" wide. The slipcase is covered with very light lavendar laid paper, with silver lettering on the spine. ***CONDITION: Volume is fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; the slipcase is near fine with very light stray soil marks, the original lithograph is also fine. ***CITATION: LEC Bibliography 1929-1985 no. 533. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Selected Letters Volume 1 1880-1903; volume 2 1904-1909; volume 3 1910-1917; volume 4 1918-1922.

      Doubleday, Oxford University Press & HarperCollins New York & London 1983-2000 - 8vo. 4 volumes, set. First editions. Original cloth. D/w of volume 1 worn at head and tail of spine. D/w of volume 3 is price-clipped with publisher's price sticker for £40. Volume 4 is foxed along the fore edge. Near fine in near fine dust-wrappers. A nice set. Volume 1 is published by Doubleday, volume 2 by Oxford University Press in New York, volumes 3 & 4 are published by HarperCollins. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mutable loci in maize. [Offered with:] Some parallels between gene control systems in maize and in bacteria.

      Carnegie Institution, Washington - First edition, the very rare offprint issue, of the first of the papers documenting McClintock’s discovery of ‘control elements,’ for which she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1983. "Between 1948 and 1951, McClintock carried out a series of sophisticated experiments with variegated maize that revealed mobile genetic elements that could move from one chromosome to another. Since the mobile elements possessed the ability to alter the function of neighboring genes, McClintock called them ‘control elements.’ Because of the focus, in the 1950’s, on the discovery by Watson and Crick of the structure of DNA and its genetic implications, McClintock’s discovery of ‘jumping genes’ was not appreciated at the time. Although she had suggested that mobile genetic elements were probably present in insects and higher organisms, it was not until the mid-1960’s that mobile elements were found to play a role in the spread of antibiotic resistance from resistant to sensitive strains of bacteria. In the 1970’s, the formation of antibodies was found to be based in genetic transposition. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, it was discovered that growth-regulating genes, or oncogenes, are transposed from one chromosome to another in certain forms of cancer McClintock’s discovery of mobile genetic elements in maize has counterparts in bacteria, animals, and humans; more-over, it also helped to explain how genes can change during evolution and to elucidate a series of complicated medical problems" (Magill 3, pp. 1435-4). The second offered paper McClintock first suggested the existence of mobile genetic elements in bacteria."The maize cobs that we buy at the supermarket usually have yellow kernels. This is not always the case with wild forms of maize. In Central and South America where maize originated, one can still find primitive types of maize where the kernels are blue, brown or red. The colour depends on pigments in the surface layer of the kernel endosperm. The endosperm is the food store for the developing seedling. The synthesis of kernel pigments is controlled by the genes of the maize plant. In some cases one finds differently coloured kernels on the same cob. The explanation for this is that the cob is formed from a group of female flowers. Each of these female flowers may be fertilized independently by a pollen gram from a male flower. Maize cobs with differently coloured kernels arise when the pollen grains do not carry the same genes for endosperm pigments. All these phenomena can be explained on the basis of the laws of the inheritance stated by Gregor Mendel in 1866. What cannot be explained, however, and what puzzled plant breeders in the 1920's, was that maize kernels sometimes have numerous spots or dots, rather than being evenly coloured as would be expected. It was suspected that the dots on the kernels were due to the instability of genes involved in the pigment synthesis. These genes were believed to undergo mutations during the development of the kernel. Should such a mutation be inherited by several generations of daughter cells it would result in a differently coloured spot. This idea received further support when it was found that maize with variegated kernels also had broken chromosomes. The problem of variegation in maize was of slight importance from a practical point of view, but it fascinated Barbara McClintock because it evidently could not be explained on the basis of Mendelian genetics. "McClintock analyzed this phenomenon by studying chromosome changes and the results of crossing experiments in maize with different patterns of variegation. She was able to identify a series of genes on chromosome number 9 that determine pigmentation and other characteristics of the endosperm. She found that variegation occurred when a small piece of chromosome 9 moved from one place on the chromosome to another close to a gene coding for a pigment. The usual effect was to switch off the gene, and furthermore, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Frost. Roman.

      Frankfurt am Main, Insel-Verlag, 1983. Faksimile der Erstausgabe anläßlich des 20. Erscheinungsjahres 358 Seiten 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen mit Schutzumschlag und Bauchbinde, der Schutzumschlag oben berieben, das Buch ungelesen und wie neu, auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz vom Autor signiert, \"Faksimile der Erstausgabe von 1963. Anläßlich des 20. Erscheinungsjahres wurden 1000 numerierte und vom Autor signierte Exemplare aufgelegt. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nr. \"643\" (Text auf fliegendem Vorsatz). Niclaas Thomas Bernhard (* 9. Februar 1931 in Heerlen, Niederlande; + 12. Februar 1989 in Gmunden, Österreich) war ein österreichischer Schriftsteller. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten deutschsprachigen Autoren der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Versand D: 5,00 EUR signiert, signed, Thomas Bernhard, Frost

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        The Witches.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1983. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

      (n.p.): (n.p.). (1983). Matthiessen's own working copy of the samizdat edition of his controversial and suppressed book about the confrontation between American Indian activists and the FBI in the early Seventies at Pine Ridge Reservation near Wounded Knee that left two federal agents and one Indian dead, and resulted in AIM activist Leonard Peltier being imprisoned for life, convicted of the agents' murder in a case that Matthiessen describes as rife with government malfeasance. Matthiessen, his publisher, and even some bookstores who had stocked the book were the targets of lawsuits brought by two government officials who claimed they were slandered by the hard-hitting book, which made no bones about its advocacy of the Indians' case. Until a landmark Supreme Court decision upholding Matthiessen's (and Viking's) First Amendment rights nine years after the lawsuits were filed, the book was shelved with remaining copies of it being pulped; paperback publication, as well as foreign publication, were blocked for nearly a decade. This edition was pirated during the years that the book was unavailable through normal channels. This copy has dozens of Matthiessen's corrections throughout. Plain white printed wrappers, with just the title and author indicated; comb-bound in an acetate cover. The acetate has yellowed; the binding is broken; the title page and prelims have suffered insect damage in the lower outer corners. Mediocre condition, but probably, in every other respect, the best copy of this book extant. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        ORIGINAL SIGNED WATER COLOUR ARTWORK FOR TALES FROM WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      London, St. Michael / Purnell, 1983.. 1983, image size 150 x 198 mm, 6 x 7¾ inches, a charming river scene with beautiful trees on the far bank, a small rowing boat in the foreground, Ratty on the oars and Mole pointing at the Wild Wood. Signed "BIRO" on the lower edge of the image at the left. In a large cream mount. A Fine example. This edition of the book produced for Marks & Spencer, contained 50 illustrations by the versatile and prolific Hungarian artist Val Biro, famous amongst other things, for the Gumdrop series. Our image appears on page 6. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Niemeyer-Holstein, Otto. - "Geburtstagsstrauß".

      - Radierung / Vernis mou, in Schwarz, auf Hahnemühle-Bütten, 1983. Von Otto Niemeyer-Holstein. Auflage Exemplar Nr. 14/30. 24,4 x 30,2 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 39,5 x 56 cm (Blatt). Schmidt-Sohler-Lau 191. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. Links Auflagenbezeichnung und Trockenstempel des Druckers Ernst Lau. - Tadelloser Zustand. Otto Niemeyer-Holstein (1896 Kiel - 1984 Lüttenort). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1914-16 Kriegsfreiwilliger. 1919 Malkurse bei Arthur Segal in Ascona, später in Berlin. 1920 einige Monate in der Kunstakademie in Kassel. 1923 lernt er Paul Klee und Lyonel Feininger kennen. 1924 Gründungsmitglied der Künstlergruppe "Der große Bär" in Ascona. Lebt im 2. Weltkrieg zurückgezogen auf der Insel Usedom. 1953 gerät er zwischen die Fronten der Formalismusdebatte der DDR. 1954 Ausstellung in der Kunsthalle Mannheim, 1961 in der Nationalgalerie Berlin. Zahlreiche Auslandsreisen. 1964 zum Professor berufen. 1969 Mitglied der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Berlin. 1981 Ausstellung in der Kunsthalle Rostock. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        HIROSHIMA

      Limited Editions Club, New York 1983 - Large octavo (9-1/2" x 12-1/4") bound in full coal-black aniline cowhide leather. With a poem by Robert Penn Warren that serves as the preface. Illustrated with 8 ORIGINAL SILKSCREENS executed in eleven colors by the noted late African-American artist Jacob Lawrence. Copy #333 of 1500 SIGNED by Hersey, Warren, and Lawrence. A starkly beautiful book, richly bound and with three important signatures, justly one of the most desirable books issued by this long-lived, prestigious press. Monthly Letter laid in. Spine sunned; some faint discoloration to covers. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Portrait d'Astérix. Dessin au feutre noir (240 x 145 mm), dédicacé et daté du 17 novembre 1983.

      1983 -

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        THE CARIBBEAN POETRY OF DEREK WALCOTT [POEMS OF THE CARIBBEAN]

      (Limited Editions Club) (1983), (New York) - Quarto (9-1/2" x 12") bound in cotton cloth decorated with a design by artist Romare Bearden from fifteen separate hand-cut silk-screens printed by hand in Italy. Copy #1168 of 2000 numbered copies with an introduction by Joseph Brodsky and color lithographic reproductions by Romare Bearden. SIGNED by the author and the artist on the colophon page. Lovely book with the ORIGINAL NUMBERED LITHOGRAPH (one of 275) by Bearden, often removed so as to be framed, laid in. Monthly Letter laid in. Some sunning to spine. About Fine in a Fine slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Hiroshima: Limited Editions Club, Signed.

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1983 Hardcover SIGNED Limited edition. Fine leather-bound hardcover in a Near Fine cloth-bound slipcase with light touches of shelf wear; a couple of the tissue guards have creases at the corners. A very nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece on what happened on August 6, 1945, the day Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city; The Limited Editions Club edition, bound in black aniline leather, with eight original silkscreens by Lawrence, a new afterword by Hersey, and a new poem by Warren. A magnificent production, signed by all three contributors. Text by John Hersey; introduction by Robert Penn Warren; artwork and artist's statement by Jacob Lawrence. From an edition limited to 1500 numbered copies, this is #488, SIGNED BY HERSEY, WARREN, & LAWRENCE. Unpaginated [ca. 160 pages]; eight full-page original silkscreens printed in eleven colors with laid-in tissue guards; 9.75 x 12.5 inches. Monthly newsletter and sheet for leather care laid in. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

      [Bookseller: A&D Books]
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        Remembering Mailbu -- broadside, 62/200, signed by Heaney

      Claremont, CA: Scripps College Press, 1983. Broadside. Near Fine. Signed by Seamus Heaney, in 1991 (8 years after the initial printing) at the lower margin. Number 62 of 200 copies. 1983. Single sheet. Linoleum print by Wehrmann in blue, green and yellow. Single sheet, measures 18 x 12 inches. Folded once vertically; right margin of the paper creased. Already uncommon on the market, this one signed by Heaney. Digital images available upon request.

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        SAURA, QUINCE RETRATOS IMAGINARIOS. ( con dibujo original firmado de la mano del artista )

      Ed. Galeria Antonio Machon. 1983 - 18 x 24 cm. TEXTOS DE ANTONIO SAURA. Ilustrado A COLOR con 15 obras del artista, la mayoria a plena página. 38 pg. C.REMBOLSO tiene un incremento de 4,00 EUR. NUEVO (libro). Sobrecubierta en excelente estado. Tela editorial tapa dura, con sobrecubierta. DIBUJO ORIGINAL INEDITO A PLENA PÁGINA DE ANTONIO SAURA, CON DEDICATORIA Y FIRMA. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: OLINTO LIBROS]
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        Neuf poèmes inachevés

      Le verbe et l'empreinte, Saint-Laurent-du-Pont 1983 - Copy 46 of 100 copies with one full spread engraving by Pessin, numbered and signed by Pessin on the engraving and on colophon.Traditional French binding with laced in boards, maroon Japanese paper over a relief design of baguettes of rolled paper and shaped binder’s board, endpapers the same as covering paper, rolled silk headbands. Bound in 2005 by Christine Giard. 17cm x 25cm.Pierre Dhainaut (b. 1935) was initially greatly influenced by surrealist poets. Over time his poetry became more influenced by his interest in religion and spirituality, especially Zen Buddhism. Many of his poems express a serene connection with nature.Marc Pessin (b. 1933) is an engraver and publisher. Le Verbe et l’Empreinte is his imprint. He often collaborates with poets to create beautiful books such as this. One of his specialities is illustration in relief, a form of embossing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Abby Schoolman]
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        Angus cattle

      1983. Oil painting on paper. 20 x 30 inches. Ref: A. DR # 32 1983. Provenance: Roselyne C. Swig. Framed.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        THE GARDENS AT GIVERNY: A VIEW OF MONET'S WORLD. Introduction by John Rewald. Essays by Gerald Van Der Kemp and Daniel Wildenstein.

      Millerton: NY: Aperture, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Shore, Stephen. Oblong 4to., 71 pp., 40 full-page color photos. A fine copy in photo-illustrated dust jacket. SIGNED by the photographer on the half-title page.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Kiku II.

      Tokyo: Gendai Hanga Centre, 1983 - Excellent condition. Presented float mounted in a white wooden frame with UV conservation perspex. Screenprint on BFK Rives wove paper: Sheet size: 48.7 x 64.7 cm. Edition of 300. Signed and numbered in pencil lower left by Warhol. Stamped in blue on the verso "Andy Warhol 1983". This image is based on the insignia of the Royal House of Japan, the chrysanthemum. Feldman & Schellmann II.308

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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