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        Ausgewählte Werke in 7 Bänden (in einer Auswahl von 1913 - 1935). Bd.1: Rheinsberg / Der Zeitsparer / Fromme Gesänge / Träumereien an preußischen Kaminen / Auswahl 1907 bis 1919. Bd.2: Ein Pyrenäenbuch / Auswahl 1920 bis 1923. Bd.3: Mit 5 PS / Auswahl 1924 - 1925. Band 4: Das Lächeln der Mona Lisa / Auswahl 1926 bis 1927. Band 5: Lerne lachen ohne zu weinen / Auswahl 1928 - 1929. Band 6: Schloß Gripsholm / Auswahl 1930 bis 1932. Band 7: Briefe / Auswahl 1913 bis1935.

      Volk und welt, Berlin 1976 - 1983. - WirtUeb 20,5 x 13 cm. Dunkelblaue Pracht-Originallederbände mit goldgeprägten Einbandtiteln und Lesebändchen sowie goldgeprägten Initialen der Pseudonyme auf dem Vorderdeckel. 538 (1), 578 (1), 599 (1), 679(1), 647 (1), 645 (1), 703 (1) Seiten. Bände 5 und 6 in einfachen Pappschubern. Die oberen Buchschnitte teilweise minimal angestaubt. Nahezu tadellos. Eine in der DDR produzierte, sehr schöne Lederausgabe. 4800

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Palazzo Pisani Moretta

      FMR 1983 - Vedute fotografiche del palazzo, degli interni, ritratti dei Pisani, stampe ( Photographic views of palaces and their interiors, portraits by Pisani and prints ) - A cura di Graziella Buccellati - Traduzione di John Harper - Collana Quadreria - cm 30 x 30 - pp.127 - In seta nera Orient, con plancetta a colori, impressioni in oro e astuccio ( In Black Orient silk, with tipped-in colour plate, impressed gold lettering and individual case ) - Illustrazioni di Massimo Listri, Studio Giacomelli, Foto Toso (Venezia) - 69 Tavole - Edizione Italiana, inglese - Carta a mano, Ingres, azzurra, Cartiere Miliani di Fabriano ( Hand-made, Ingres, pastel Blue, manufactured by Cartiere Miliani in Fabriano ) - La grande leggenda aurea della Venezia scomparsa rivive attraverso le immagini di Palazzo Pisani Moretta, che con i suoi ricordi, le sue raccolte, i suoi superstiti splendori è una delle ultime, straordinarie testimonianze dirette della vita del patriziato veneziano. Sfila in queste pagine la cronaca quotidiana di una grande famiglia. The great golden legend of vanished Venice is brought back to life in the images of Palazzo Pisani Moretta which, with its memories, collections and surviving splendours, is one of the last extraordinary witnesses to the life of the Venetian nobility. A chronicle of the daily life of a great family unfolds in these pages. - Libro nuovo

      [Bookseller: Antica Libreria Srl]
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      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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        Hiroshima. With A New Poem by Robert Penn Warren

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1983 - The text accompanied by eight original full-page color silkscreens by Jacob Lawrence resulting in a haunting conjunction of text and image. One of 1500 numbered copies. One of the most heralded of the Club's publications of the 1980s, and justly so First Edition, No. 1451 of 1500 copies, printed at the Wild Carrot Letterpress, with the silkscreens printed at Studio Heinrici Ltd. Each copy is signed by Hersey, Warren and Lawrence. Folio. With 8 color silk- screens by Jacob Lawrence. Full black aniline calf, lettered in blind. About fine in modestly rubbed black silk over boards slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club. 1983. First. First edition thus, with eight original silkscreen lithographs by Jacob Lawrence, and a new introduction by Robert Penn Warren. Folio. Fine in full black aniline leather with tissue guard intact in near fine cloth slipcase with touch of wear at the crown and light rubbing. One of 1500 copies Signed by Lawrence, Hersey and Warren. This is number 938. A stunning production; the Lawrence silkscreens, printed in eleven colors, are magnificent. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Jean Dubuffet. Photographie Originale.

      Par l'auteur 1983 - - Par l'auteur, S.l. 1983, 42x42cm sur papier Ilford 60x50cm, 1 planche photographique. - Grand portrait photographique original en noir et blanc de Jean Dubuffet réalisé par Marc Trivier à Paris en 1983. Portrait d'artiste, d'anonyme, de fou, d'abattoir ou d'arbre : Marc Trivier a photographié chaque sujet avec la même intensité interrogative. Toutes réalisées dans le même format carré, élémentaire et clos, sans retouche ni recadrage, les photographies semblent moins mettre en scène un sujet - célèbre ou inconnu, élu ou déchu, vivant ou mort - qu'interroger une présence. «Ce qui m'intéressait, ce n'était pas de photographier simplement un corps ou un visage, mais cette situation particulière qui est quelqu'un en train de faire la photo de quelqu'un d'autre.» Trivier dévêt l'oeuvre de ses effets et dévoile l'énigmatique nudité du corps photographique. "Dans sa cosmogonie, chaque chose, chaque être, végétal, animal ou humain, mérite le même respect. Car tous sont confrontés à la même loi d'airain : la solitude. " (Luc Desbenoit in Télérama, le 05/03/2011 à l'occasion de la rétrospective Marc Trivier à la Maison Européenne de la Photographie). Tirage argentique non signé, comme la plupart des oeuvres de Trivier. Epreuve unique tirée par l'artiste. Une déchirure en tête et en pied, traces de pliure marginale, une trace de pliure angulaire, toutes sans atteinte à la photographie. Rarissime photographie en très grand format d'un des photographes contemporains les plus importants. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Works of a City

      [The Netherlands]: Privately published, 1983. Near fine in white boards, sans jacket as issued.. Limited Edition artist's book. Oblong quarto. Number 80 of 85 numbered copies SIGNED by Spaans and dated in the year of publication. The Dutch photographer's first book, a collection of silkscreened photographic images and montages of New York, some fold-out. Text mostly in Dutch.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc. ]
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        May We Survive This 1983

      1983 - Gerti Bierenbroodspot, poznata nizozemska slikarica, ikona Amsterdama. Novogodisnja cestitka za 1983 godinu. Papir, litografija s obje strane, u obliku trokuta, preklopljeno dva puta. Vlastorucno napisano: May we survive this 1983. Potpisano. Ovo je br. 1 od ukupno otisnutih 9 primjeraka. *********************************** Gerti Bierenbroodspot, a famous Dutch painter, an icon of Amsterdam. Her early work; New Year card for 1983. Paper, double sided lithography, triangle shaped, twice folded. Inscribed by her own hand: May we survive this 1983. Signed. This is No. 1 out of the total edition of 9.

      [Bookseller: Vodopija Art j.d.o.o.]
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        Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip

      (No place: Blackrose Editions. (1983). First. First separate edition. Broadsheet. 10.5" x 14.5". Printed by The Grenfell Press. Fine. Signed by Bukowski. Additionally this is an Advance Reading Copy, so noted and hand numbered 1/1 by the publisher and Inscribed: "For James, Thanks for getting your hands into this one. Tom." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        An Enquiry Into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets, A Sequel to an Enquiry: The Forgeries of Buxton Forman & Wise, & Two Poems (3 vols)

      Scolar Press [1983], London and Berkeley - Hardcover. 8vo. Two of the volumes are bound in full black morocco with gilt titles to spines; the 3rd volume is actually a portfolio which houses two pamphlets and is bound in quarter black morocco with grey paper boards and gilt title to spine. All volumes are housed in a black cloth slipcase. The two pamphlets mentioned above are: "Two Poems" by Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning (Chapman & Hall, 1854) and "A Note on Two Poems" by Nicolas Barker (Scolar Press, 1983). Both pamphlets are in sewn cream paper wrappers. The "Note on Two Poems" is printed in an edition limited to 80 copies, of which this is number 64. "An Inquiry into the Nature." is a second edition while the other book and both pamphlets are all first editions. Both books have approximately 400 pages each; "Two Poems" is 15 pages and "A Note on Two Poems is 27 pages. BOB/041906. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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        Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? A Play

      Atheneum. First edition, wrapper issue.. Fine copy.. 8vo, original printed wrappers, 242 pages. Inscribed on the dedication page ?For Ralph L. Abel [?] / Edward Albee / 1983.?

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        My Box of Books. Twenty-six Pamphlets

      [London]: Religious Tract Society. [ND but mid-19th cent.]. Twenty-six (of 32) individual pamphlets, lacking 1, 6, 12, 19, 24, 26, 29, 30. Page size: 3-1/16" x 4-3/4", each pamphlet 8pp. Bound: self-wrappers of green, pink, lavender, peach, pale blue, and yellow, printed in dark blue, green red, and brown. Housed in publisher&#39;s "gift, ornamental box" (per the ad on the back wrappers of each pamphlet) of blue gilt-stamped paper over boards, title and publisher/author on front in gilt surrounded by elaborate gilt scroll within gilt rule, repeated on back panel, spine with book title within a variant of scroll design. Box in shape of book with all edges gilt, label on inside front cover of box, "To the Owner of this Box. After you have read a Book put it again in the Box. Little books, when laid about, may be soiled or lost. Learn this lesson while you are young - A PLACE FOR EVERY THING, AND EVERY THING IN ITS PLACE." The individual pamphlets are fine; the box is worn on the edges and slightly soiled; inside hinge professionally restored, generally very good. A selection of moral tales for children grouped into four Packets; the last Packet -- D -- is subtitled Missionary Subjects and contains "Sambo and his Bible", about a Jamaican slave. Each of the pamphlets is illustrated with an engraving suitable to the story. The box/binding is similar to that pictured on p. 45 in Ruari McLean&#39;s VICTORIAN PUBLISHERS&#39; BOOK- BINDINGS IN PAPER (1983), published by The Religious Tract Society (same publisher) and dated 1853. This is a charming set and a remarkable survivor in this condition. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        The Ladies Charity School-house Roll of Highgate: or, a Subscription of Many Noble, Well-Dispossed Ladies for the Ease of Carrying it on [caption title]

      First edition.. Edges a little rubbed; two silk ties lacking (two present); lacking the front free endpaper. Very nice copy.. Wing B-3152. 8vo, contemporary red morocco with elaborate gilt decorated patterns of floral ornaments, handles, knobs and shells on the covers, and five compartments on the spine with a repeating pattern of smaller handles and knobs around spider-like figures. Four engraved plates. A famous example of a publication for charity. Several of these were bound for presentation in an elaborate fashion similar to this one, but those had individual presentation gilt stamps on the covers (See Mirjam Foot, "The Charity School Binder," The Book Collector, Spring, 1983). William Blake was the founder and keeper of the Ladies Charity School, a boarding house school for homeless or destitute children which was entirely dependant on charitable contributions. Here Blake thanks his patrons and appeals to other ladies for charity. The second part of the text, Silver Drops, or Serious Things, is a treatise by Blake on charity. Ink signature of Thomas Stedman, dated Oxford, 1763, on the front blank.

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        The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson (Signed),

      Werner Shaw, London 1983 - Small 4to. 156pp. Illustrated in black and white and color. Green morocco spine, gilt spine title; green cloth boards; top edge green. Dark green endpapers. A fine copy housed in custom cloth slipcase matching the boards. 255 bibliographic entries covering 1896-1979, preceded by background information and followed by appendix and index. Introduction by Oliver Robinson, the son of W. Heath Robinson. One of 5 numbered copies finely bound by the author and signed by him and by Oliver Robinson. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson (Signed)

      London: Werner Shaw, 1983. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Small 4to. 156pp. Illustrated in black and white and color. Green morocco spine, gilt spine title; green cloth boards; top edge green. Dark green endpapers. A fine copy housed in custom cloth slipcase matching the boards. 255 bibliographic entries covering 1896-1979, preceded by background information and followed by appendix and index. Introduction by Oliver Robinson, the son of W. Heath Robinson. One of 5 numbered copies finely bound by the author and signed by him and by Oliver Robinson.

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        Cycle of the Werewolf ---by Stephen King / The Land of Enchantment, #91 of 100 Copies with original Art and Separate Portfolio of Prints by Berni ( Bernie ) Wrightson -Signed By Stephen King and Berni Wrightson ( Bernie )(aka: Silver Bullet )

      Westland, Michigan: The Land of Enchantment / Christopher Zavisa, 1983, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, One of 100 Copies, Signed, Slipcased, Limited Edition - ----------hardcover, a Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket with just the faintest hint of a wee bit of sunning to the spine, in a Near Fine/Fine slipcase, book is signed by KING and WRIGHTSON, numbered # 91, as well this comes with the separate portfolio of 12 colour prints and 12 b&w prints by Wrightson, the portfolio is numbered # 91 and is signed by KING and WRIGHTSON, laid-in to the book is an original werewolf sketch by Wrightson which is signed by WRIGHTSON, the 100 copy limited edition was issued with original artwork by Berni, the 100 copy edition rarely comes onto the secondary market, a wonderful copy of a truly rare edition, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA)]
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        Albany Cycle, comprising] Legs; Billy Phelan's Greatest Game; [and] Ironweed

      [through 1983], New York - Three First Printings, all in highly collectible condition. 8vo's; 317, [1]; [12], 282; [12], 227, [1]pp. Legs (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1975): Publisher's cream paper-covered boards and black cloth spine stamped gilt, with decorative end papers; in a pictorial dust jacket priced $8.95. Fine and apparently unread with one bumped tip; in a just about Fine jacket, the spine ends very lightly rubbed and creased. Billy Phelan (Viking Press, 1978): Publisher's grey cloth, the spine stamped silver; in a pictorial dust jacket priced $9.95. Fine and unread, the binding square and very tight; in a better than Near Fine jacket, the spine tips lightly rubbed, the back panel with several creases and short closed tears. Ironweed (Viking Press, 1983): First State, with "perceivced" for perceived on page 205, line 22; in a First Issue jacket with a blurb from Saul Bellow (Kennedy's mentor) on the front panel and no author's photo. Publisher's grey cloth spine lettered in silver and black paper-covered boards; in a pictorial dust jacket priced at $14.75. A Fine, unread copy, marred only by faint dust-spotting to the fore- and top edges; in a Fine, bright, unfaded jacket. Albany is the crucible where Kennedy's Irish immigrants&#151;machine politicians and lowlifes, oucasts and swells, many members of the author's fictional Phelan family&#151;have come to forge their version of the American dream. "Inevitable comparisons to James Joyce and his delineations of his native Dublin abound in discussions of Kennedy&#146;s work, and the American author&#146;s selective use of stream of consciousness and stylistic experimentation enhance the comparisons." (Literary Encyclopedia) The Albany Cycle's crowning achievement, following Legs and Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, is Ironweed, awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and generally acknowledged as Kennedy&#146;s masterpiece. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins. Zugleich Organ des Deutschen Evangelischen Instituts für Altertumswissenschaft des Heiligen Landes. Im Auftrag des Deutschen Vereins zur Erforschung Palästinas herausgegeben von Siegfried Mittmann, Dieter Vieweger, Jens Kamlah. 20 Bände in 31 Teilbänden. - Band 99 - 118.

      Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz 1983-2002.. Insgesamt 31 Teilbände (umfassen Bände 99-118). Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln. Gr. 8° (22,5 -25 cm). Orig.-Broschuren. [Softcover / Paperback].. "Der Deutsche Palästinaverein ist ein 1877 auf Initiative des Schweizer Geographen Carl Zimmermann gegründeter Verein zur Förderung der Bibelkunde und wissenschaftlichen Erforschung der Geschichte und Kultur Palästinas. Er strebte bei seiner Gründung eine Ausweitung der philologisch basierten Erforschung der Bibel durch Einbeziehung der Landeskunde an. Konfessionelle oder politische Grenzen wurden dabei jedoch nicht gesetzt. Vorbild war der 1865 gegründete britische Palestine Exploration Fund. - Jährlich gibt der Verein die Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins heraus, [...]. Die Aufsätze widmen sich archäologischen, topographischen, ikonographischen, religionswissenschaftlichen, ethnologischen, philologischen und literarischen Themen der Geschichte und Kultur Palästinas. Buchbesprechungen und Mitteilungen, die für die Mitglieder von Interesse sind, kommen hinzu. Die ZDPV ist zugleich Organ des Deutschen Evangelischen Instituts für Altertumswissenschaften des Heiligen Landes. [...]. Es erscheinen zwei Hefte jährlich. Der Jahrgang umfaßt ca. 200 Seiten mit Abbildungen. [...]." (Quelle Wikipedia & - Einbände teils leicht berieben, teils mit ausgeblichenem bzw. gebräuntem Rücken; dieser auch bei einigen Bänden mit Lesefalten. Ab dem 111. Band Titelblätter meist lose beigelegt, bei 6 Bänden gänzlich fehlend. - Insgesamt sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kretzer - www.bibliotheca-th]
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        One Hundred Million Million Poems

      Kickshaws, Paris? 1983 - Cream Japanese stitched wrappers with paper jacket. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies of which this is #476. Printed on Arches rag paper in Bodoni type. Title is self explanatory. Original French edition was published in 1961. Some slight soiling o/w fine. Size: Large 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Quer - Nicht links, nicht rechts, sondern Quer. 13 Hefte (alles was erschienen).

      Chur/Zürich, Quer, 1983-89 - 42 x 14 cm, ca 10 Bl, zahlreiche teilw. farb. Abb., Klammerheftung, Tadellos in Kart-Schuber Der bündner Verleger von Photobüchern, Büchertaschen- und Rosshaarmatratzen und auch sonstiger Tausendsassa gab diese Post-Jugendbewegungs-Kunst- und Literaturzeitschrift von 1983 - 1989 in einem verdammt unhandlichen Format heraus. Titel war Programm. Heft 1: Nicht links, nicht rechts, sondern Quer; 2: Gespräch mit Keith Haring; 3: Tinguely und Diego Giacometti; 4: Joseph Beuys u. Marlene Dietrich; 5: Meret Oppenheim; 6: André Heller, 7: Viva la Grischa; 8: Au tour Du Léman; 9: Madame Manhatten; 10: Prima Materia; 11: Quer durch Europa; 12. Quer durch Zürich; 13. Gefundenes aus gewonnener Zeit ohne es gesucht zu haben.Hefte 1 u. 2 in zweiter Aufl. sonst alles EA. Alle vom Verleger signiert, meist auch num. Auflage je nach Heft unterschiedlich zwischen 500 und 2000 Ex. Quer wurde von Heft zu Heft edler in Papier und Druck und Gestaltung. Zahlreiche Künstlerfreunde (lieferten bildnerische Beiträge. Editionsprinzip: Die Lust am Tun! 6000 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        La Enciclopedia de Cuba Nine Volumes 1 - Poesia, 2 - Prosa. Teatro, 3 - Novela. Costmbrismo, 4 - Historia, 5 - Artes. Sociedad. Filosofia, 6 - Prosa de Guerra. Geografia. Folklore. Educacion. Economia., 7 - Municipios: Pinar Del Rio, La Habana, Matanzas, 8 - Municipios: Las Villas. Camaguey. Oriente, 9 - Gobiernos Republicanos

      Oak Publications, c.1983, - Enciclopedia y Clasicos Cubanos, c.1975, 2nd.impr., 7-1/4"x10-1/4", cloth, 525,520,509,693,562,620,765,716,879pp., some foxed foredges, VG $ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harry Alter]
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        The Name of the Rose [Signed]

      San Diego, New York, London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book], 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good +. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy of the first American edition of this breakthrough Umberto Eco novel (light pushing to the spine ends, spine shows mild evidence of the book having been read, front board&#39;s upper right corner tapped, slight impression to the upper margins of pages where the reader presumably marked his or her place with a clean paper clip - from which no staining or marking resulted), in a Very Good + dust jacket (spine panel lightly sunned, light edge rubbing), SIGNED BY UMBERTO ECO on the title page. An historical murder mystery set in Italian monastery in the year 1327 and Eco&#39;s debut novel, the novel combines semiotics, biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory. [Eco is a semiotician of the first order and a University Professor, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist.] In the story, a Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, and his novice Adso of Melk -- who narrates the story, arrive at an Italian monastery to attend a theological disputation only to find the monastery disturbed by a recent suicide. A number of other monks then die under mysterious circumstances and William is asked to conduct an investigation. The novel provided the basis for the 1986 movie of the same name starring Sean Connery as William of Baskerville and Christian Slater as Adso of Melk. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy of Umberto Eco&#39;s notable breakthrough novel, SIGNED BY UMBERTO ECO.

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        Icebreaker - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: Jonathan Cape and Hodder & Stoughton. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. 1983. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0224029495 . A most attractive First Impression of the First Edition in Very Fine condition in alike original dust-wrapper with £8.95 net price sticker, SIGNED by author John Gardner on the title page; John Gardner&#39;s third novel featuring Ian Fleming&#39;s secret agent, James Bond finding himself recruited into a dangerous mission involving an alliance of agents from the United States (CIA) , the Soviet Union (KGB) and Israel (Mossad). The team, named "Icebreaker", to root out the leader of the National Socialist Action Army (NSAA) , Count Konrad von Glöda .

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        Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip

      (No place: Blackrose Editions. (1983). First. First separate edition. Broadsheet. 10.5" x 14.5". Printed by The Grenfell Press. Fine. Signed by Bukowski. Additionally this is an Advance Reading Copy, so noted and hand numbered 1/1 by the publisher and Inscribed: "For James, Thanks for getting your hands into this one. Tom." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Weasels at Work

      The Morrigu Press, North Tawton 1983 - Sewn in brick red wrappers with paper label bearing titles on upper wrapper, internally clean and bright, illustration of weasels (by Hughes?) to title page, number 69 of an edition of 75 signed by Hughes on the limitation page, printed at The Morrigu Press in 14pt Perpetua on Roma hand-made paper. , 9.5" by 6.5" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Das Mädchen und der Tod. Deckfarben, rechts unten signiert/datiert: (19)83.

      1983 - Das Mädchen und der Tod. Deckfarben, rechts unten signiert/datiert: (19)83. Provenienz: Sammlung K. Weber, San Francisco so rückseitig beschrieben). Dramatische Darstellung einer Frau mit Sense.Blattgröße: 50 x 62 cm, Ina Barfuss (* 20. Februar 1949 in Lüneburg) ist eine deutsche Künstlerin.Sie wuchs in Bremen auf. Von 1968 bis 1974 studierte sie an der Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. Sie zählt zu den wichtigen Vertreterinnen der neuen figurativen Kunst in Deutschland. Seit 1969 lebt und arbeitet sie mit Thomas Wachweger zusammen.1984 ist sie bei &#132;Von hier aus &#150; Zwei Monate neue deutsche Kunst&#147; in Düsseldorf, 1989 auf der 2. Istanbul Bienniale vertreten. Sie lebt und arbeitet seit 1978 in Berlin und seit 1992 in Berlin und in Bölzke, Brandenburg. Ausstellungsauswahl: 1974 Galerie Silvio Baviero, Zürich, 1985 Nationalgalerie Berlin: &#132;Kunst in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland&#147;: Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien, 1989 Guggenheim Museum, New York: &#132;Refigured Painting&#147;, 1990 Haus am Waldsee, Berlin: &#132;Animalia&#147;, 1992 Galerie Springer, Berlin; Galerie Nouvells Images, Den Haag, 1993 Galerie Tobias Hirschmann, Frankfurt, 1999 Galerie Silvio Baviero, Zürich, 2000 Haus am Waldsee, Berlin: &#132;Friedrich Nietzsche in der Kunst der Nachmoderne&#147;; Galerie Reinfeld, Bremen [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        To Kill A Mockingbird (Signed and Inscribed Association Copy)

      New York: Lippincott, 1983. Later. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. (Literature) LEE, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Lippincott, 1983. Octavo. Later printing copy signed on ffep by Harper Lee. This copy in particular is signed by Lee to the mother of New York Times Bestselling Author Robert Hicks (The Widow of the South, A Separate Country etc...). Copyright page states &#39;1960&#39;, but number code indicates a publishing date of 1983. This date actually does correspond to the year of 1983 written by Harper Lee. Signed, &#39;To Polly Hicks, Merry Christmas, - 1983, Harper Lee.&#39; Condition of the book is NF. Condition of the dustjacket is VG. This grade assigned as the book exhibits a bit of wear to the head of the spine. An excellent copy with a nice association. To Kill a Mockingbird needs no introduction and stands as a classic of modern literature. It is required reading for a reason!

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        Negerkopf. Zeichnung in farbigen Filzstiften. 1983.

      - 26,5 : 23 cm. Auf weissem Bütten. &#150; Gerahmt. Auf einem zweiten Büttenblatt ein handschriftlicher Eintrag des Künstlers in dunkelbraunem Filzstift: &#132;EIN NEGER / FÜR / DIE BUCH / FEHLT / NOCH / Salomé / 27.10.83". &#150; Schönes Doppelblatt aus einem ehemaligen Gästebuch.

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        The Sphere Of Rocks And Water

      Bertram Rota / Rampant Lions Press, London / Cambridge 1983 - Blue silk covered boards, quarter blue morocco leather in excellent condition, top edge gilt, complete with the transparent wrapper and marbled paper covered slipcase. 1 of 80 copies, this being a presentation copy, out of series, signed and inscribed by Lubbock to George Percival, the binder. 10 original colour prints, some very light occasional spotting, otherwise a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Black banners from the East: The establishment of the Abbasid state : incubation of a revolt (The Max Schloessinger memorial series)

      E.J. Brill, Israel 1983 - Signed 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les carnets de la drôle de guerre

      NRF Gallimard, Paris 1983 - Paris, NRF Gallimard, 1983. Fort in-8 br., couv. rose rempliée. / Thick 8vo, pink softcover woth flaps. Édition originale, UN DES 57 VERGÉ HOLLANDE (tirage de tête, n°57). Très bel ex., non coupé. / First edition. One of the 57 numbered copies on verge Hollande (first paper, n°57). Mint copy, unopened. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

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        Acerca De La Materia Medicinal y De Los Venenos Mortíferos

      Ediciones De Arte y Bibliofilia, Madrid 1983 - Con 653 ilustraciones facsímiles de la edición de Salamanca de 1566, traducida del griego al castellano y muy ampliamente comentada por Andrés de Laguna. Con 28 ilustraciones facsímiles en colores del Dioscórides de Viena (manuscrito del s. VI, Codex Vindobonensis medicus graecus 1 y notas a las mismas de Otto Mazal. Presentación de Agustín Albarracín, con prefacio de Guillermo Folch. 446 pág. Size: 36x 31 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        The Death of Venus. Lithographs by Mark Beard. Edited with an introduction by Michael Finegold.

      Vincent FitzGerald & Company, New York 1983 - One of 50 copies only on BFK Rives, signed by Beard on the colophon. Page size: 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Bound: loose in original wrappers, as issued, in publisher's clamshell box of green cloth and silver kid spine designed as a classic column by Gerard Charriere and Carol Joyce, fine. First edition of this previously unpublished manuscript by Sitwell; the original manuscript notebook is in the collection of Paul W. Motter. Mark Beard has created six color lithographs, plus one five-page black and white lithograph, pulled on Arches paper, each signed and numbered by the artist, for this book. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Beard has had exhibitions at the Studio of Lowell Nesbitt, the Ericson Gallery, Utah Museum of Fine Arts and has won awards from the Henry Doll Foundation in New York and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. His work is represented in many distinguished collections, among them: Harvard University and Yale University, The Chase Manhattan Bank, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New York Public Library, to cite a few. This is the artist's first livre d'artiste. The lithographs were pulled under the supervision of the artist and publisher at Prasada Press; the text at Wild Carrot Letterpress. A mint copy of this contemporary livre de peintre marking the debut of a major American artist. See an Image. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        ARCHIVE OF LETTERS: 21 pages

      1983 - 1990 1983 - Superb archive of seven letters from the author of ANGELA'S ASHES to R'Lene Dahlberg, fellow teacher at Stuyvesant High School, friend, wife of author Edward Dahlberg, and muse. Mostly chatty correspondence, all but two pages handwritten by McCourt, complete with hand-addressed envelopes and mostly written in New York City. In one letter McCourt describes being at Rockaway Beach with his daughter Maggie who is searching for her lost hamster with a friend: "The little bugger won't come out. I've tempted him with everything from carrots to watercress. I've made assorted seductive noises. I've exposed mineself. I've even promised him a night out with a hamsteress. To no avail. Maggie & Clare are less interested in hamsters than in boys. It's all boys now. Boys, boys, boys. I'll break her face. She checks herself out in the mirror by the hour. I told her cut it out. She [sic] wearing out the mirror. Also, I'm getting an education in teeny bop mating habits and teeny bop music. Pubescence is a pain in the arse." In the same letter he describes an encounter with "a maiden" who "had her way with me on the pitcher's mound in the local baseball field. She was a Catholic, too, and told me I was much better than a state of grace. You could always regain your state of grace, she said, but the way I was drinking she decided to get me while she could before I became a shadow of my former self. Does this make sense to you? I'll clean it all up in the novel I'm writing called IN THE FLESH." McCourt also discusses the IRA, his divorce from Alberta, his tour with his brother Malachi and the rave reviews they were getting, how much he likes Chicago, teaching, etc. In one letter he gives a list of saints. All letters are SIGNED "Frank," with one SIGNED "Frank, son of Angela." Also included is a handwritten note by R'Lene Dahlberg describing her relationship to McCourt which, by all accounts, seems to have cooled dramatically upon the publication of the Pulitzer Prize winning ANGELA'S ASHES. McCourt admired Edward Dahlberg's superb autobiography BECAUSE I WAS FLESH and modeled his own ANGELA'S ASHES after it, both writers casting their mothers as the central characters. Both emerged from impoverished childhoods to achieve success, though Dahlberg's was critical rather than financial. Dahlberg was dead when ANGELA'S ASHES was published in 1996, but his former wife, R'lene Dahlberg, was alive. She was the first person to encourage McCourt to publish his work and stated in a private note (included here) that she "got him his first publication- called 'If you live in a lane.'" Her importance to McCourt was publicly acknowledged by him in his book where she is listed first on the Acknowledgments page:"This is a small hymn to an exaltation of women.R'lene Dahlberg fanned the embers."McCourt told friends a funny tale of walking with Edward Dahlberg down Second Avenue. Dahlberg was "pontificating like Jehova" and as they approached the Jewish funeral home where his "sainted" mother had been laid out, Dahlberg stepped in dog excrement."How can letters flourish in the commonwealth," Dahlberg immediately raved, "when pederasts are permitted to parade their poodles to dung on the pavement!"He removed his soiled shoe and threw it in the city garbage can, continuing home with one shoe on and one shoe gone. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Works of Frank Norris. 12 vols. set.

      Meicho Fukyu Kai 1983 - 12 vols. complete set. Unused, set. Vol.1 Moran of the Lady Letty. Vol.2 McTeague. Vol.3 Blix. Vol.4 A Man's Woman. Vol.5 The Octopus. Vol.6 The Pit. Vol.7 Vandover and the Brute. Vol.8 A Deal in Wheat. The Joyous Miracle. The Third Circle. Vol.9 The Responsibilities of the Novelist and other literary criticisms. Vol.10 Uncollected Short Stories. Vol.11 Uncollected Articles and Sketches. Vol.12 Poetry, Dramatic Pieces, Student Themes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Princeton University Press, Princeton 1983 - First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by the poet in the year of publication. A beautiful copy of the author's scarce second book. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Give Me Tomorrow

      New York: Vehicle Editions. (1983). First. First edition. Folio. Fine in wrappers in a lightly rubbed, else fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Katz to the poet John Ashbery: "For John, an inspiration, Alex Katz, f.25.84." .

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        Time Out of Mind and Strappado Square

      Wolfhound Press, Dublin, Ireland 1983 - A unread copy of the true first print and first edition of a book which contains two early novellas by Sebastian Barry. There is some very slight toning to the text block due to the cheap paper used in production of this title. Some very slight softening to the lower spine and to one bottom tip. The jacket is as new, bright and unclipped. Impossibly scarce, as the book had to be withdrawn by its publishers, Wolfhound Press, following the threat of a libel action. Apparently all but a handful of copies were pulped.SIGNED by Sebastian Barry to the title page [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Semiotics And The Philosophy Of Language - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

      Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN 1983 - First US Edition/First Printing, Gilt-stamped blue cloth in Very Good+ condition in Nearly Fine, slightly rubbed dustjacket with lightly soiled rear panel. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page by author Umberto Eco to his bibliographer, James Contursi. A superb association copy from the personal library of James Contursi. Contursi A025b ; Professor for Semiotics Umberto Eco covers the tradition of the doctrine of signs from symbolic and allegorical readings of the Holy Scriptures, insights of the fields of philosophy and rhetoric to the various positions of modern literary criticism 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le coeur cerf

      Éditions de la Pomme de Pin, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges et Aubenas 1983 - 48 pages. Exemplaire nominatif, no. 63/250/316. Sous étui. Signé au justificatif par les illustrateurs. Pièce jointe : facsimilé d'une lettre de Giono à Pierre Fonteinas. Belle édition illustrée de ce texte de Giono. Grand in-4 en feuilles [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Don Quixote

      1983 - Original unpublished pen and ink drawing of Don Quixote, measuring 15&#148; x 23,&#148; with Moser&#146;s pencil caption: &#147;Feodor Chaliapin as Don Quichotte &#150; Barry Moser 1983.&#148; The frontal-view portrait depicts Don Quixote with his head upturned, hair on end, mustache and goatee bristling, neck muscles straining, and eyes bulging with adventure. Cervantes&#146;s story fascinated Russian bass Chaliapin, who starred in Jules Massenet&#146;s memorable opera "Don Quichotte," which premiered in 1910, as well as director G. W. Pabst&#146;s film "Adventures of Don Quixote," which was released in French, German, and English sound versions in 1933. Cervantes&#146;s story also long fascinated Moser, who, 22 years after penning this unpublished portrait of Don Quixote, illustrated Barbara Nichols&#146;s "Tales of Don Quixote." Professionally matted. Shipping extra [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Smoke That Thunders

      New Horizon Press, UK 1983 - Exceedingly rare work by Irish author Quigley. Fine black leatherette hardcover with smidge of white on foot of rear board fore edge. Tips and spine ends sharp. Internally crisp and unmarked. 241pp. Pink background dj illustrated with warriors mask is lightly sunned on backstrip but has no tears or soil. Out of the bitter trouble times in Ireland emerges a man called Tom Sutton. Running from the shattered past he finds himself almost destitute on the vast continent of Africa. Then a bowl of soup changes his life. He travels north to seek a new adventurous future and make a little girl's dream come true. But was his past completely shattered, or was he destined to meet it face to face? During the trouble times in Ireland, Tom Sutton, a wanted man, loses his wife in a raid and belives his son suffered the same fate. He is forced to escape, and finds himself on the vast continent of Africa, sinking into the shame and degradation of alcohol. A little girl brings him back from a living death and together with her and his only friend from the trouble times, they travel north, through the small working gold mines of Southern Rhodesia to The Smoke That Thunders (Victoria Falls), finally settling in Northern Rhodesia. He attempts to build a new life with the help of a devoted African servant and friend, trying to forget the past. His son, whom he thought had died, was adopted by the Major who seeked to destroy Sutton during the trouble times; he re-enters the story in search of revenge on the father who deserted him. The story relates the complicated position between Heide, the child, fast reaching womanhood; Maria, the woman who shared Sutton's bed; and the memory of Grace and what she would have thought of him. Then there is Bradley, who, in a desperate bid to hid his own foul secret, commits destruction and murder in an attempt to move Sutton off his land, and John, his son, who would do or try anything if it could hurt his father. Could he even watch his father being mauled by a savage wounded lion? Weasal Byrn, the likeable little man, his friend at the start and at the end of a long and moving journey, and Simalala, the trusted servant, who would give his life for Sutton and gavit it for his son in a most bloody and gruelling way as can only be part of Africa in the raw. This is Tom Sutton's story, often funny, often sad, but filled with excitement as big as Africa and only The Smoke That Thunders determines the explosive climax of their hatred, passion and future. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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