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        Diamonds in the desert: The story of August Stauch and his times

      Tafelberg, 1983, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st Editionjacket is shelf rubbed, edges of both book and boards are a bit shelf worn. mildly tanned. award plate. signed by author. well bound. good copy.[S.K] Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0624019217. ISBN/EAN: 9780624019213. Inventory No: agno.

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        Hipparchi Bithyni in Arati et Eudoxi Phaenomena libri III; eiusdem libri asterismorum; Achillis Statii in Arati Phaenomena; Arati vita, et fragmenta aliorum veterum in eius Poema.Florence: In officina Iuntarum, Bernardi filiorum, 1567.

      First edition, very rare, of the only surviving work of Hipparchus (c. 190-127 BC). "Even the most casual discussion of ancient astronomy will not fail to call Hipparchus of Nicaea in Bithynia 'the greatest astronomer of antiquity' (Otto Neugebauer, 'Notes on Hipparchus,' <i>Astronomy and History: Selected Essays</i> (1983), p. 320). Our knowledge of Hipparchus' works is principally derived from the present work, <i>Commentary on the Phaenomena of Eudoxus and Aratus</i>, what may be inferred from it about his earlier work, and from references to him by other contemporary authors, notably Ptolemy, who refers to him repeatedly in the <i>Almagest</i>. Only two copies of this work have appeared at auction in the last 40 years.<br/><br/> "The work of Hipparchus, based as it was on a merging of Greek and Babylonian approaches, marks the transition between qualitative and quantitative mathematical astronomy. Hipparchus' contributions to astronomy were enormous. In the words of the French astronomer Delambre: 'When we consider all that Hipparchus invented or perfected, and reflect upon the number of his works and the mass of calculations which they imply, we must regard him as one of the most astonishing men of antiquity, and as the greatest of all in the sciences which are not purely speculative, and which require a combination of geometrical knowledge with a knowledge of phenomena'" (Linton, <i>From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy</i>, p. 52). Hipparchus invented trigonometry, compiled the first comprehensive star catalogue in the western world, and discovered the precession of the equinoxes. He was probably also the first to consider a heliocentric model of the solar system, but abandoned it because his calculations showed that it was incompatible with perfectly circular orbits, as was believed to be mandatory in the science of the time. <br/><br/> "In the mid-fourth century B.C., Eudoxus wrote a pioneering work naming and describing the constellations. This is now lost (Hipparchus is the main source of our knowledge of it). In the early third century B.C., Aratus wrote a poem based on Eudoxus, called "Phaenomena," which became immensely popular and is still extant. Not long before Hipparchus a mathematician, Attalus of Rhodes, wrote a commentary on Aratus (now lost). Hipparchus' treatise is a critique of all three works. None of the three contained any mathematical astronomy, only descriptions of the relative positions of stars, simultaneous risings and settings, and the like; and much of Hipparchus' criticism in books 1 and 2 is of the same qualitative kind. But even from this, one can see that he had fixed the positions of a number of stars according to a mathematical system (he incidentally notes some polar distances, declinations, and right ascensions). The last part of book 2 and the whole of book 3 are devoted to his own account of the risings and settings of the principal constellations ... Whereas his predecessors had merely reported the stars or constellations that rise and set together with a given constellation, Hipparchus gave the corresponding degrees of the ecliptic (for risings, settings, and culminations). At the end of book 3 is a list of bright stars that lie on or near twenty-four-hour circles, beginning with the hour circle through the summer solstice. Hipparchus says that the purpose of this is to enable one to tell the time at night when making astronomical observations. <br/><br/> "In this treatise Hipparchus indicates the position of a star in various ways. We have already mentioned declination (which he calls "distance from the equator along the circle through the pole") and polar distance (the complement of declination) ... The assignment of the stars to the hour circles at the end of book 3 is also a form of right ascension. Besides these equatorial coordinates, we find in the section on simultaneous risings and settings a mixture of equatorial and ecliptic coordinates: Hipparchus names the point of the ecliptic that crosses the meridian together with a given star. In other words, he gives the point at which the declination circle through the star cuts the ecliptic. It is significant that this, the "polar longitude," is one of the standard coordinates for fixed stars in Indian astronomical texts. There are no purely ecliptic coordinates (latitude and longitude) in Hipparchus' treatise. <br/><br/> "Far from being a "work of his youth" as it is frequently described, the commentary on Aratus reveals Hipparchus as one who has already compiled a large number of observations, invented methods for solving problems in spherical astronomy, and developed the highly significant idea of mathematically fixing the positions of the stars (Aristyllus and Timocharis recorded a few declinations in the early third century, but we know of nothing else before Hipparchus)" (G. J. Toomer in DSB). <br/><br/> Most of what is known about Hipparchus is derived from references in Strabo's <i>Geography</i>, Pliny's <i>Natural History</i> and Ptolemy's <i>Almagest</i>. He was probably born in Bithynia (modern Iznik in Turkey), where he carried out his first scientific work. Around 142 B.C. he moved to Rhodes where he lived and worked for the remainder of his life. He died some time after 127 B.C. The lunar crater Hipparchus and the asteroid 4000 Hipparchus are named after him. <br/><br/> Censimento 16 CNCE 22499; Houzeau & Lancaster 838; Pettas, Giunti, p.246.. Folio (300 x 190 mm), pp. [8], 123, [1]. Text in Greek with Latin preliminaries, woodcut printer's lily device on title-page, woodcut head- and tail-pieces, woodcut vignette on final leaf verso, three arabesque Greek initials in the Byzantine style, seven historiated initials. Contemporary limp vellum, manuscript spine lettering, small hole in front paste-down and title due to adhesion between the two, light damp stain to outer margin of first 8 leaves, some marginal annotations in Greek, a few worm holes through the last half of the text and rear board, in all a very good and genuine copy in its original binding, unrestored. Provenance: Biblioteca de Cingaris, 1798 (bookplate on front paste-down)

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      Athens: Hellenic Numismatic Society, 1983-2014. Complete series of all 31 issues published until today. Soft cover, 24 cm, ill. One issue is double (No 5-6). Issues 2 and 17 are reprints.==============================================================IMPORTANT:The shipping cost estimated by the system covers books weighing up to 750 gr.; a surcharge depending on the actual weight and destination applies for heavier books. You can also choose an international transporter and pay the shipping cost at delivery in your country.Insurance of the shipment may also be necessary for some destinations.

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        Countrymen of Bones.

      Horizon Press, New York 1983 - First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author to John Updike, "For John Updike 72000 more words from one of your biggest fans, Robert Olen Butler Sea Cliff, NY Oct 19,1983." Also laid into this book is a signed letter addressed to John Updike from Bulter dated October 19, 1983, which reads, "Dear Mr. Updike, You and the prophet Isaiah are the only literary influences that I can clearly identify in my own writing. And so, in the wake of an Anatole Broyard rave about my new novel, I'm taking the liberty of sending you a copy of the book in thanks for the education you've given me. Sincerely, Robert Olen Butler." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with trivial wear. Robert Olen Butler was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and Updike received it twice. A nice association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Bradfield's Hornbill.

      - Watercolour and gouache on acid free watercolour paper, 71cm by 50cm, signed lower left "W. T. Cooper 90", unframed but in a pale green archival mount. The original watercolour for plate 113 from Forshaw, Joseph M. and William T Cooper Kingfishers and related birds, volume five (Bucerotidae: Bucorvus to Anthracoceros) 1983-1994. Figure one: Bradfield&#146;s Hornbill Tockus bradfieldi. LACM 79860 adult male. Collected Andara, Namibia, 1 July 1969 Figure two: Bradfield&#146;s Hornbill Tockus bradfieldi. CNHM 262995 adult female. Collected 25 miles southeast of Sepopa, Ngamiland, Botswana, 8 February 1962. Bradfield's Hornbill (Tockus bradfieldi) is an uncommon resident of the montane woodlands and mixed thorn fields of north eastern Namibia (especially in the Waterberg plateau), north Botswana, southern Angola and east Zimbabwe. They feed on fruits, large insects, nuts and even small reptiles. It is a medium sized hornbill 50 to 57 cm and characterized by a white belly with black back and wings. The tip feathers of the long tail are white. Females are smaller than males and can be recognized by turquoise facial skin with yellow eyes and a long red beak without a casque. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Kingfishers and Related Birds - Part I

      Landsowne Editions 1983 - A fine set. Two volumes in a blue cloth solander box with leather labels and velvet lined interiors Folios. Each volume is hand-bound in imported leather and fabric, and presented in a cloth-covered solander box. Only 1,000 sets printed, this set is number 758. Signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation page of each volume. PART I: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers) 564 pp. with 52 color plates (both volumes). Volume 1: Ceryle to Cittura (includes the fish-eating and specialist kingfishers). Volume 2: Halcyon to Tanysiptera (includes woodland kingfishers and the beautiful racket-tailed or paradise kingfishers). Six volumes were published in this series, but each part stands alone in terms of the species covered. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Inqilab-i nur: Chap-i 2 [Four Volumes]

      Tehran: Izarat-i Irshad-i Islami, Mu'avanat-i Umur-i Farhangi 1361 [i.e. 1983] - First Editions. Quartos. A 4 volume set: Mujallad 1: Ta 22 Bahman-i 57. 208pp. Mujallad 2: 22 Bahman 57, tasarruf-i lanah-i jasusi. 136pp. Mujallad 3: Inqilab-i duvvum. 214, (2)pp. Mujallad 4: Inqilab-i sivvum. (10), 93, (1)pp. Exceptional survey, issued by the Ministry of Islamic Guidance, with more than 500 documentary photographs of the Revolution of 1978/1979, the Iran Hostage Crisis, and the beginning of the Iran-Iraq War. Uniformly very good or better in photo-illustrated wrappers.

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        Raviyan-i nur / Narrators of Light / On Recite La Lumiere

      Tehran: [Surush], 1983. A few light creases, else near fine in photo-illustrated wrappers.. First Edition. Quarto. Introduction in Farsi, Arabic, and English. 97 exceptional black and white photographs shot during the first two years of the Iran-Iraq war. Excellent design and layout. Despite ample institutional representation, this is the first copy I have seen or handled.

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        Non renseigné

      24 heures, 1983. poche Relié 128 pages. Nombreuses photos en noir et blanc et en couleurs dans le texte et hors texte. Texte sur plusieurs colonnes.

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        Luther, Manfred. - Cogito ergo sum. - Kreis. - "Pulvis et umbra sumus".

      . Farbsiebdruck / Farbserigrafie, in Braun, Schwarz und Gold, auf Karton, 1983-1986. Von Manfred Luther. Auflage Exemplar Nr. 17/38. 60,0 x 50,5 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Verso in Faserstift signiert sowie bezeichnet: "Folge: Cogito, ergo sum. Descartes / pulvis et umbra sumus". - Insgesamt sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Manfred Luther (1925 Dresden - 2004 Dresden). Deutscher Grafiker, namhafter Vertreter der Konkreten Kunst in der DDR. 1952-55 Arbeit als Konstrukteur. Ab 1955 freischaffender Maler und Grafiker. 1956-62 Zeichenunterricht bei diversen Künstlern und erste konkrete Zeichnungen. 1962-66 Studium bei Ernst Hassebrauk. 1968 24 Tuschblätter "Konkrete Zeichnungen", aus denen die Siebdruck-Serie "schwarz-weiß-grau" (1976-85) und die Folge "paraphrasen" (1970) entwickelt werden. 1979-83 folgt die Farbsiebdruck-Serie "Farbiger Epilog". 1980-94 erreicht er seinen künstlerischen Zenit mit der Kreis-Serie "Cogito ergo sum" in Mischtechniken und Siebdruck.; 1738.

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        Luther, Manfred. - Cogito ergo sum. - Kreis. - "Staub zu Staub".

      . Farbsiebdruck / Farbserigrafie, in Gold auf Anthrazit, auf Karton, 1983-1986. Von Manfred Luther. Auflage Exemplar Nr. 21/27. 60,5 x 51,0 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie). Verso in Faserstift eigenhändig bezeichnet und signiert: "Cogito, ergo sum. Descartes / Alles Vergängliche ist nur ein Gleichnis. Faust/Goethe / 21/27 / MLuther" - Ohne Mängel. Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Manfred Luther (1925 Dresden - 2004 Dresden). Deutscher Grafiker, namhafter Vertreter der Konkreten Kunst in der DDR. 1952-55 Arbeit als Konstrukteur. Ab 1955 freischaffender Maler und Grafiker. 1956-62 Zeichenunterricht bei diversen Künstlern und erste konkrete Zeichnungen. 1962-66 Studium bei Ernst Hassebrauk. 1968 24 Tuschblätter "Konkrete Zeichnungen", aus denen die Siebdruck-Serie "schwarz-weiß-grau" (1976-85) und die Folge "paraphrasen" (1970) entwickelt werden. 1979-83 folgt die Farbsiebdruck-Serie "Farbiger Epilog". 1980-94 erreicht er seinen künstlerischen Zenit mit der Kreis-Serie "Cogito ergo sum" in Mischtechniken und Siebdruck.; 2127.

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        Frost., Roman.

      Frankfurt am Main, Insel-Verlag, 1983 - 358 Seiten mit Schutzumschlag und Bauchbinde, diese wie der Schutzumschlag minimal gebräunt, das Buch selbst tadellos, 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. "607" (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. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 402 Faksimile der Erstausgabe anläßlich des 20. Erscheinungsjahres [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Moto Gilera

      Edizioni della Libreria dell'Automobile, 1983, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 1st Edition321 pages (complete). In Italian throughout. Heavily illustrated. The dustjacket has wear, some tear at extremities and marking. It is however, whole, secure and sure. The blue cloth cover has gold stamping that is bright, clean and showy. There is mild shelf discolouration along the edges. There is handling marking to the paper trims. The contents are bright, youthful, clean, clear, confident, tightly fixed and very healthy. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Motorcycles; ISBN: 8876720294. ISBN/EAN: 9788876720291. Inventory No: oddb.

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        Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus

      West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press, 1983. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Barry Moser. West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press, 1983. Fine/fine. Barry Moser. West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press, 1983. Fine/fine. Barry Moser. Two volumes in slipcase, this is the limited edition of 50 copies with an extra suite of 52 engarvings (each signed by Barry Moser) and an entirely oriignal pencil sketch of the monster. The main volume is bound in tan quarter morocco over maroon cloth boards by Sam Ellenport at the Harcourt Bindery, raised bands, maroon leather label with calligraphic titling. The portfolio of engravings is in matching maroon cloth. The set is, in turn, housed in a spectacular slipcase: 1/2 morocco leather with a large solid bronze medalion of the monster's hand inset into the spine, again over maroon cloth. Condition is truly fine throughout, absolutely clean and beautiful in every way. Slipcase has perhaps just a touch of shelfwear to the bottom cloth, top-edge gilt on the textual volume has a single micro-hairline scratch. A spectacular production, easily the finest edition of Frankenstein ever printed and reportedly Barry Moser's favorite Pennyroyal. Prosepctus laid in, also fine.

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        Exposition Sam Francis 19 mars-5 mai 1983,

      Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France.. 54x89 cm. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Flowering Plants of the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia (Signed Limited Edition)

      Perth, Carr Boyd Minerals Limited 1983 - First Edition. Signed by the Artist. Limited edition of 1000 signed and numbered copies. Includes duplicate copies of four of the plates, intended for framing, loosely inserted in the book. 2 maps and 50 tipped-in large colour plates, each with a descriptive caption on the facing page. Simulated leather; cloth solander box. Dimensions (including fabric box) Width:  38.5cm Height:  52.5cm Depth:  6.0cm Weight: 6.7kg  (Including fabric box and cardboard protective packaging). Watercolour painting, Australian.  |  Wild flowers in art.  |  Wild flowers - Western Australia - Eastern Goldfields - Pictorial works. 260315 ( Please note: Over standard weight. Orders via ABE Books may incur additional postage charges. We will contact you prior to processing order to request your approval. ) Elizabeth's Bookshops have been one of Australia's premier independent book dealers since 1973. Elizabeth's family-owned business operates five branches in Perth CBD, Fremantle (WA), Sydney CBD and Newtown (NSW). All orders are dispatched within 24 hours from our Fremantle Warehouse. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Frost., Roman.

      Frankfurt am Main, Insel-Verlag, 1983 - 358 Seiten mit Schutzumschlag und Bauchbinde, der Schutzumschlag am Rücken minimal berieben, die Bauchbinde zweigeteilt und lose im Buch beiliegend, 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. "458 (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. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 405 Faksimile der Erstausgabe anläßlich des 20. Erscheinungsjahres. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Friends From Place Blanche [Vennerna Fran Place Blanche]

      Stockholm, ETC. 1983, 1983. First edition. Square 8vo. Fine clean and crisp in publisher's white paper covered boards titled in black. In a very good dustjacket with minor fraying and creasing along the top edge, a clean, tight and attractive copy. A compelling and frequently very moving collection of the late Christer Stromholm's photographs of the lives of transvestites and transexuals in Paris. Scarce.

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        Romeo and Juliet

      Greenbrae, CA: Allen Press, 1983. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Michele Forgeois; Mark Livingston. Edition of 115 copies, this one of ten (10) bound in full manuscript vellum by hand by Jenifer Lindsay, London. Pen and ink drawings by Michele Forgeois, caligraphy by Mark Livingston. All rag hand-printed Rives paper from France, printed damp on an 1882 Albion handpress. A fantastic produciton and simply beautiful in the white vellum. Fine throughout.

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        Les Cahiers du Bazadais. Bulletin trimestriel. N° 62 (23e année).

      - Bazas, Les Cahiers du Bazadais, 3e trimestre 1983. Fascicule in-8 (16 x 24 cm), thermocollé, couverture imprimée, 36 pages. Avec une carte et une reproduction dans le texte. (Signature du possesseur apposée sur le plat supérieur, dos légèrement frotté). Intérieur correct. Une sédition à Langon au début de la Restauration, par Roger TORLOIS. Un proscrit bazadais du coup d'Etat du 2 décembre 1852 : Jean ROBERT, par André SAPALY. Les élections de Saint-Léger-de-Balson aux XIXe et XXe siècles, par Jean-Claude DROUIN.

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      New York and Rotterdam: Jan Henderikse / Uitgeverji Bébert Edition 1983. First edition. Signed by the artist. Original printed cardboard with stapled cotton ties. Photographic artist's book documenting New York's Broadway. 249 images laid out horizontally, three images to a panel, on 83 individual panels, each attached end-to-end so that it becomes an uninterrupted continuum of street views tracing New York City?'s most celebrated thoroughfare as it travels the length of Manhattan from its Southernmost point at The Battery all the way to the Spuyten Duyvil. With the Manhattan bus map inserted to the rear as called for. A very good copy of a delicate production with a little rubbing and spotting to the extremities. Folded out in full the contents extend to 99 feet (30 metres). One of only 200 copies. Signed by Henderikse in pencil on the upper cover. Broadway's binding and format is quite evidently modeled on Ed Ruscha's 1971 book Dutch Details which he had published as a project related to Sonsbeek 71 at the Groninger Museum. This exhibition, which also included Henderickse's work, focused on site-specific work, non-traditional media such as artists' books, and other new forms to which the era's conceptually oriented art practices were giving rise. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Harmonic Charts. A New Dimension in Astrology

      paperback, 8vo, 334 pps., ind., ills., Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, 1983, Laminated fair/good

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        Typed Letter - SIGNED

      1983 - Typed Letter Signed by one of America's Original Seven Astronauts. Letter is dated January 31, 1983 and is on SPACE SERVICES INC Of America letterhead which he was president. This letter is in response to an inquiry from an individual named Deke asking Mr. Slayton how got his nickname "Deke". The letter states as follows: Dear Deke, My name came from my initials which are D.K. A boss of mine tagged it on me about 30 years ago and it has stuck ever since. In my case it is a nick name but it never bothered me and I don't think you need to be upset about your father giving it to you as a given name. None of us have any control over either our relatives or our names so you should relax and enjoy them both. Study hard and good luck. Sincerely, Donald K. (Deke) Slayton, President Space Service, Inc Fine Condition [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Buenos Aires, Argentina:: Ediciones Dos Amigos,, 1983.. Edition of 153. 6.5 x 10"; 48 pages. Letterpress printed. Four original aquatints by Ana Maria Moncalvo. Text in Spanish. Green paper wrapper. Housed in blue cloth clamshell box. Signed by Borges and the designer/publisher. Printed in four paper versions: 3 copies (i - iii) in French Canson gray-blue papers ; 20 copies (lettered A to Q) in French Auvergne de Richard de Bas cream handmade papers; 30 copies (numbered I to XXX) printed on French Auvergne Richard White Bas handmade papers; 100 copies (numbered 1 to 100) printed on white German Schoeller papers. This is copy V of the 30 numbered copies printed on white handmade papers. This edition contains a previously unpublished "Milonga" by Jorge Luis Borges titled "Unfaithful." Borges also added a Prologue and an Afterward to his poetry for this edition in which he thanks the artist, publisher, and printer for their work in bringing this book to life.

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        Fremdsprachentexte: Universal-Bibliothek Nr. 9150(2): A Christmas Carol

      Reclam, Philipp, jun. GmbH, Verlag, 1983.. 154 Seiten Taschenbuch.

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        The Fractal Geometry of Nature.

      W. H. Freeman, San Francisco 1983 - First edition of the mathematician's groundbreaking work. Quarto. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the title page. "A rarity: a picture book of sophisticated contemporary research ideas in mathematics" (Douglas Hofstadter). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Kunst des Quadrats/Erräumen. Zum Werk von Frank Lloyd Wright

      Wien/Köln/Graz, Böhlau 1983-2002.. 4 Bde. (Komplett!) quadr.-4°. u. gr.-4° (Bde. 3. u. 4). 1517 S. Mit Hunderten tlw. farb. Illustr., Textabb. u. Taf. OLn. m. OU. In neuwertigem Zustand. - (Schriften des Instituts für Kunstgeschichte. Akademie der bild. Künste, Wien) Mit eigenhänd., mehrzeil. Widmung u. Zeichnungen d. Verf. im ersten Band.

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        A Deadly Misunderstanding

      Robert Hale, 1983, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st Editionan ex-library copy with a few markings at the back. the jacket is shelf rubbed and a little marked. excellent binding. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0709006985. ISBN/EAN: 9780709006985. Inventory No: iu74.

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      Hutchinson 1983 - Flat SIGNED by Harry Patteron on the title page. The volume is fine. The unclipped dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, has light wear along the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Name Of The Rose - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

      San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1983. First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. 1/4 Cloth. 0151446474 . An attractive First American Edition/First Printing in close to Near Fine condition, little bump to bottom edge in Very Good, slightly rubbed pictorial dust-jacket, a few minor closed tears and chips. Signed by author Umberto Eco on the title page. Contursi A021d; Eco's mystery set in a monastic library. In 1327, a time of tension between the Pope and the Holy Roman Empire, English Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate heresy among the monks at an Italian abbey. His task is overshadowed by a series of bizarre murders. This is a tale of books, librarians, patrons, censorship and the search for the truth. Translated by William Weaver. Eco's first novel and basis for the 1986 film starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater. The Italian edition was winner of the Premio Strega, Prix Medicis Etranger and Premio Anghiari awards .

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        The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Constitutional Code

      Clarendon Press, 1983. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60029491; EAN: 9780198226086

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        Chronicle Of A Death Foretold - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1983. First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0394530748 . A First Printing of the First US Edition, boldly SIGNED and warmly inscribed by author Gabriel García Márquez. Near Fine condition with traces of sunning to board edges, else Fine in Fine first state dust-jacket with "One Hundred Days of Solitude" error on front flap; Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez's novel about the codes that men impose on women, and women on themselves; the curious notions of honor that can dominate an isolated community; the irresistible impulse toward violence; and the psychology of mass complicity (from the dust-jacket) . Following the original publication in 1981 in Colombia, Crónica de una muerte anunciada and the English edition by Cape .

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        Sie kamen nach Bagdad

      Scherz Verlag, Frankfurt, 1983.. 144 Seiten Taschenbuch.

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        BESTIARIO DE OXFORD MANUSCRITO ASHMOLE 1511 DE LA BIBLIOTECA BODLEIAN. Traducción de Carmen Andréu. Estudio Codicológico y estético por Xénia Muratova. Los bestiarios en la literatura medieval por Daniel Poirion. Facsimil

      Madrid 1983 - Materia: Facsímil del manuscrito Bestiario de Oxford. Publicación: Madrid, Ediciones Arte y Bibliofilia, 1983. Descripción física: Cuarto mayor. 105 folios con ilustraciones. Encuadernación plena piel con gofrados en tapas, lomo con nervios y tejuelo. Estuche. Transcripción 172 páginas. Encuadernación plena tela. Notas: Ejemplar nº 437 para una tirada de 880. Conservación: Perfecto estado. ESS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIBRO DE HORAS DE LUIS DE ORLEANS Introducción de Carmen Pita. Comentarios a las miniaturas de Andrej Sterligow

      Ediciones de Arte y Bibliofilia, Madrid - Materia: Libro de Horas, Luis de Orleans, Facsimil, Bibliofilia. Publicación: Madrid, Ediciones de Arte y Bibliofilia, 1983. Descripción: Facsimil: 4º (22 cm.) 114 folios. Encuadernación plena piel con dorados en planos y lomo. Transcripción: 4º (22 cm.) 78 p. Encuadernación plena tela. Notas: Imitación pergamino con el facsímil. Estuche en tela. El original del libro de horas se conserva en la Biblioteca Saltykow Stschedrin, consta de 1.000 ejemplares numerados para todo el mundo. Impresos en la República Democrática Alemana, los ejemplares para España fueron encuadernados por Alfonso y Miguel Ramos. Ejemplar nº 889. ESS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sana - an Arabian Islamic City (San'a')

      World of Islam Festival Trust 1983. Well illustrated, large thick quarto, pp 631, dark green cloth, a good clean copy in a dustwrapper which is a little worn - it is a litle marked and a little frayed and chipped at the edges and the laminated surface is peeling along the lower joint. [Limited edition of 2000 numbered copies, of which this is number 1101.]

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        The Bone People

      Spiral, (Wellington) 1983 - First edition, first issue. Wrappers as issued. Small owner name on the first page, rubbing to the edges of the front wrap, some creases on the rear wrap, a near very good copy of the very scarce true first edition, first published in New Zealand, and rarely found in fine condition. Booker Prize winner, the first from New Zealand. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Winnetka, Illinois:: The Vixen Press,, 1983.. Edition of 5. 11.5 x 13.375"; 6 leaves. Five signed and numbered prints loose in drop-spine box with tie closure. Collographs tipped on cover lid with title label printed in color. Box (12.125 x 14.25") lined with original collographs. Introduction letterpress printed. Introduction: "My friend, who is a big talker, always gets herself involved in complicated triangles sometimes as many as six at a time. I suppose the reason she tells me about them is that she expects me to unravel all the knots magically and patiently. "To make matters worse she exaggerates like crazy and when she repeats her stories which is often, she usually adds a lot of color which changes the picture enough so that each telling has different SHADES of meaning. "I am fed up with her entanglements. I told her I don't have any triangle solving credentials like Sigmund Freud or King Solomon or Euclid. "So the best help I could give her is to take these five or six triangular embroilments she has gotten herself into and lay them down next to each other just the way she told them to me. Being extremely honest and somewhat of a sly fox myself, I hope to show her how she alters her tale, a bit here, a bit there, one day making an episode seem light and harmless, the next like heavy entrapment. "Taking careful note of details, here's the first of the triangle problems she unloaded on me, with all the shifts and embellishments of local color.

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        The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Chrestomathia

      Clarendon Press, 1983. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60034129; EAN: 9780198226109

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        Codex Seraphinianus

      New York: Abbeville Press, 1983. First American Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. As New. Serafini, Luigi. Large Oversized Hardbound with Dust Jacket. About 14 x 10 inches. First Printing of the American edition. Full black cloth binding with title to spine in gold and title blind stamped to cover. With color illustrations throughout. Beautifully designed and published. Book and Dust Jacket AS NEW. Not read. All corners pointed. Binding tight and square. Without tears, creases, bumps or chips. Not marked in any way and very clean, glossy and bright. Dust jacket same. All items carefully wrapped and sent boxed.

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        Der Aeronautische Sindtbart oder seltsame Luftreise von Niedercalifornien nach Crain Zwanzigstes Abendteur avt Capitul - 120 numerierte Exemplare, hier Nr. 31, handschr. signiert von Peter Malutzki

      FlugBlatt-Presse, Lahnstein 1983. Illustriert von Peter Malutzki. 120 numerierte Exemplare, hier Nr. 31, handschr. signiert von Peter Malutzki. 68 S. Mit ebensovielen farb. Illustrationen. Das Buch wurde von den Originaldruckstöcken gedruckt. Verwendet wurden: ein altes Buchdruckklischee, verschiedene Linolschnittformen, die Bleischrift Futura. Einband minimal lichtrandig, sauber, ansonsten praktisch keine Gebrauchsspuren, sauber, ausgesprochen guter Zustand. (Peter Malutzki, deutscher Graphik-Designer und Buchgestalter, 1973 - 1977 Studium Graphik-Design mit Schwerpunkt Buchgestaltung in Mainz, 1980 bis 2000 Mitglied der FlugblattPresse, zahlreiche Veröffentlichungen, Ausstellungen und Auszeichnungen) Kein Schutzumschlag Pappband gr.8°. Gut

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        Quoi Ou. What to Where (Signed)

      Les Editions de Minuit,, Paris 1983 - Inscribed and signed by Beckett. limited to 99 numbered copies. Original printed card covers in glassine dust wrapper. Pages uncut. Just about fine with a touch of wear to front cover. See photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Black Banners from the East, The Establishment of the Abbasid State: Incubation Of a Revolt (The Max Schloessinger Memorial)

      Israel: E.J. Brill. Hardcover. 9652235016 265 pages including index and bibliographical abbreviations. The Max Schloessinger Memorial Series Monograph II. Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. "By far the best rectification and continuation of the final part of Wellhausen's monumental opus 'The Arab Kingdom and its Fall'." - David Ayalon. Moderate wear to unmarked book. Binding sound. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. . Good. 1983.

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        Chronicle of a Death Foretold

      Knopf, New York 1983 - Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A pristine, unread copy. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. First state dust jacket with the word Days instead of Years printed on the front flap. Signed by Marquez on the half title page. Signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Das Graduale von Sankt Katharinenthal. Faksimile-Ausgabe und Kommentarband, mit Einführung von Alfred A. Schmid.

      Faksimile-Verlag, Luzern, 1983 - Reproduction de la reliure du Moyen Age pour le fac-similé, demi-basane pour le volume de commentaire. Tirage numéroté à 930 ex., n° 590. Exemplar wie neu.

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        Tortoises. Six Poems by D. H. Lawrence ? With an Introduction by Jefferson Hunter

      [Williamsburg, Massachusetts]: Cheloniidae Press, 1983. Artist&#39;s copy. Etched portrait frontispiece and 7 wood engravings. Includes two mock-ups signed by Alan James Robinson with illustrations, 8 original watercolor drawings, a group of 31 pencil studies, 30 proofs of the woodcuts and etchings, and a long galley proof. 4to. Full vellum on straps, hand-bound by Gray Parrot. Spine lettered and gilt, top edge gilt. Watercolor drawings, engravings, and mock-up material laid into four cloth chemises. All in cloth clamshell box. Fine. The Artist&#39;s Sketches, Mock-Up & Proofs Six poems, originally published in Birds, Beasts & Flowers (1930), newly illustrated by Alan James Robinson. &#11;&#11;&#11;&#11;Unique visual archive of the genesis and execution of this fine edition.

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        Ronald Reagan, the oldest U.S. President, wishes the 89-year old widow of the man who gave him his first job, a happy birthday ? ?You?ll be the loveliest nonagenarian we know ? As someone very wise once said, ?Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art.'?

      Washington, DC, June 7, 1983. 6.75" x 9". "Typed Letter Signed ?Dutch? as President, 1 page, 6.75? x 9?. The White House, Washington, June 7, 1983. To Mrs. Peter MacArthur, Lake Worth, Florida. Blind embossed presidential seal at top center. With original 7.25? x 4.75? postmarked White House envelope slit open at top. Fine condition. Mrs. Peter MacArthur was 89-year-old Lydia Hupfer ?Hup? McArthur (1893-1995), widow of the man who had given Reagan his first job after college. Peter MacArthur was the program director at radio station WOC in Davenport, Iowa, which shared its frequency with WHO Des Moines. In 1932, MacArthur gave 21-year-old recent Eureka College grad Ronald ?Dutch? Reagan a sports announcer?s job at WOC. In 1937, sportscaster Reagan went to the Chicago Cubs spring training camp in southern California to do play-by-play for WHO Des Moines. Impressed by his confidence and good looks, an agent arranged a screen test for the 26-year-old sports announcer at Warner Bros. Reagan signed a seven-year contract and moved to California. But he never forgot Pete and Hup MacArthur whom he affectionately called ?Ma? and ?Pa? (?Maw & Paw,? ?Mom & Pop?). He sent Christmas cards and letters to them on a regular basis from 1938 until 1948 when Pete died, continuing to correspond with Hup until she died in 1995 at 101. In full, ?Dear Hup: Nancy and I want to be the first to wish you a very happy birthday. You?ll be the loveliest nonagenarian we know! We?re glad you sent the photo. As someone very wise once said, ?Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art.? With our love and warmest wishes...?"

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        Brown Hornbill.

      - Watercolour and gouache on acid free watercolour paper, 65cm by 48cm, signed lower right "W. T. Cooper 93", unframed but in a pale green archival mount. The original watercolour for plate 130 from Forshaw, Joseph M. and William T Cooper Kingfishers and related birds, volume six (Bucerotidae: Buceros to Ceratogymna) 1983-1994. Figure one: Brown-backed Hornbill Anorrhinus tickelli. AMNH 203208 adult male. Collected 28 miles east of Um Pang, Thailand, 31 January 1924. Figure two: Brown-backed Hornbill Anorrhinus tickelli. AMNH 203211 adult female. Collected 28 miles east of Um Pang, Thailand, 2 February 1924. Tickell's Brown Hornbill, also known as the Rusty-cheeked Hornbill, is found in the evergreen and deciduous hill forest from the foothills to 1500 metres of southern Myanmar and adjacent western Thailand. It is conspecific with Austen's Brown Hornbill. About 60-65 cm in length it is a medium sized dimorphic hornbill with the male having brighter rufous cheeks and throat. Juveniles of both sexes resemble adult males. It breeds co-cooperatively, in groups. Habitat loss due to logging and agriculture are a threat. The binomial tickelli commemorates the ornithologist Samuel Tickell (1811-1875). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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