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        Catskill Rivers. Birthplace of American Fly Fishing

      New York: privately printed [at the Beaverkill Press], [1983] - Beautifully produced deluxe issue of this richly illustrated and deeply interesting chapter of American angling history, signed by the author, this copy additionally inscribed with a fine sentiment and dated September 24, 1985 First edition, no. 139 of 300 copies. 4to. Illustrated. Maps by John Manilowski. xiii, [i], 258 pp. Printed at Meriden-Gravure on Mohawk Superfine. Original full drum-dyed walnut calf, gilt pictorial device of an angler's creel on front board, a.e.g. Fine copy in cloth slipcase (minor wear along one edge of slipcase) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Collection of 65 Event Posters from the A-House, Provincetown, MA. ca 1983-1999

      Provincetown, MA: Atlantic House, ca.1983-1999. Large group of event posters from Atlantic House, or A-House, located in Provincetown, MA and considered by many to be the oldest Gay Bar in the U.S. The Atlantic House was built in 1798 by Daniel Pease, Provincetown's first Postmaster, and operated by him until his death in 1834. The building changed hands and names several times until 1871, when it was purchased by Frank Potter Smith and named Atlantic House - a name which has stuck permanently. During the 1920's, A-House was the hangout for writers like Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams (a nude photo of Williams strolling on Provincetown beaches hangs in the bar), as well as any number of alternate lifestylists. In 1950 ownership was taken over by Reginald Cabral, and since then, it became both truly "gay friendly" and the most popular watering hole in Provincetown. Since the early 50's, A-House has held weekly theme parties in the big room (their disco), and has has a dedicated Macho Room upstairs, a bar for "Leather Men" and their admirers ( & & The present collection shows a superb representative sampling of posters advertising key A-House events: the annual White Party, Military Ball, Tattoo Party, the Harvest Moon Ball, the Glitter & Glamor Party, and a host of others. The posters were all illustrated or designed by various artists; many sport hand-drawn homoerotic artwork, others depict well-built shirtless celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean Claude Van Damme, with several examples reproducing photographs taken by Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe. A number of the posters bear sobering reminders of life at the height of the AIDS scare: posters entitled "Safe Sex Sluts," "BENEFIT - Sid, One of Our Own," and a 1994 Benefit poster for the Provincetown AIDS Support Group, prominently featuring a portrait of Judy Garland. The earliest posters are dated 1983, though a good many of them have the appearance of being earlier, as well as a group of color-copied posters likely dating from the late 1990's. A substantial group of posters from one of this country's historic and longest-running gay establishments. 65 posters, ca.10" x 15" - 14" x 17", offset printed or xeroxed in black & white and in colors on variously-colored stock; illus. A few examples with light edgewear, occasional spotting or grime on verso, faint creases and short tears - Very Good or better, with the majority being clean, Near Fine examples.

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        Hockney Paints the Stage

      London: Thames and Hudson,, 1983. With contributions by John Cox, John Dexter, David Hockney and Stephen Spender. Quarto. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in grey, publisher's device to front cover in grey. With the pictorial dust jacket. With 250 illustrations, 150 in colour. A fine copy in a near fine jacket with a minor scuff mark to lower front panel and mild rubbing to spine. First edition, first impression. Signed by David Hockney on the half-title.

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      Sebastian, FL: Hugh B. Cave 1983-1997, 1983 First editions. Original correspondence [no photocopies] from Hugh B. Cave [and sometimes also Peggy Cave] to R. Dixon Smith [and sometimes also Mady/Madeleine M. Henry or Mrs Smith / Paula] during the years 1983 to 1997 [using varying paper, envelopes, etc]. Generally one or two pages in length, although the number of lines per piece varies considerably. Everything is signed [only the first letter formally as Hugh B. Cave, with most items signed simply "Hugh" or else some combination of Hugh and Peg/Peggie]. [In a few instances, there were more than on enclosure in the same envelope]. The content covers a number of subjects including the author's own work, etc. Overall VG+ or better condition [that is, pretty much in the same condition as when received by Smith, save for being opened and read]. A total of 70 signed pieces, offered together as a single lot.. First Edition. Unbound. Very Good.

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      Paris: Armand and Georges Israel, 1983. Limited Edition, number 39. Suede. Very Good+ binding. Raymond Moretti. Folio. 16 lithographs by Raymond Moretti and an additional 13 illustrations and text laid in to a cream paper covered portfolio with title blocked in gold on the lid. Housed in a.suede clamshell box with copper plate after a Moretti illustration inset in the lid; title blocked in brown on the lid and gold on the spine. Very Good+ binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc. ]
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        Rugs of the Peasants and Nomads of Anatolia

      Munich: Kunst & Antiquitaten. Very Good in Very Good dustjacket; 10 x 11 Hardback in dustjacket in Near . Fine condition. 1983. Hardcover. Illustrated by 114 color plates; GWO 1195. The best single book on the subject of 19th century piled Turkish village and nomadic rugs. Extensive design and dye information. English text.; 4.5; 356 pp. .

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        Codex Seraphinianus

      Abbeville Press, 1983. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Abbeville Press, 1983. First American edition as stated, First Printing, in original dust jacket. In Very Good condition. Light outer wear, with two light scrapes to the side edge of the page block, light ding to edge of boards and light wear to the dust jacket. A very lovely copy of this unique and wonderful book. First American edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      Capra Press, Santa Barbara 1983 - One of a small number of copies bound in boards, similar to the limited edition and likely meant for libraries. The standard trade issue was in paperback. A superb collection containing the title essay as well as his essay "On Writing," along with 50 poems and 7 stories, including "So Much Water So Close to Home," which figured prominently in Robert Altman's film SHORT CUTS. This copy is SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Maltese Falcon

      Limited to 400 Copies[ARION PRESS]. HAMMETT, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon. San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1983.One of 400 copies. Quarto. [i-vi] vii-ix [x], [1-2] 3-291 pp. Illustrated with captioned reproduction period photographs including a frontispiece portrait of Hammett and a folding panorama of San Francisco.Black leather back over gray cloth boards, falcon in black leather on front and rear covers. Spine lettering and Falcon stamped in silver, and with falcon\'s eye stamped in red. Illustrated endpapers depicting a map of San Francisco. Fine in publisher\'s original slipcase of gray cloth with black morocco spine label stamped in silver.HBS 66453.$1,350

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        Sammmlung Schweizer Rechtsquellen. Kanton Glarus Bde. I-V (in 5 Bdn., compl.).

      Aarau, Sauerländer, 1983-85. Gr.-8°, 2208 S., OLwd. golgeprägt, Stempel a. Titelblatt, ansonsten tadell. Preis in CHF: 660. Bd. I: Urkunden, Vereinbarungen und Gerichtsordnungen; II: Einzelbeschlüsse bis 1679; III: Einzelbeschlüsse 1680-1798. Allgemeine Landesmandate; IV: Gemeinden und private Genossenschaften; V: Register, Übersetzungen und Berichtigungen. Neupreis: CHF 715.-

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Rätoromanische Chrestomathie. Reprint der Originalausgaben 1888-1912. 14 Bde. u. 1 Registerbd in 16 Bdn. (compl.).

      Chur, Octopus/ Societa Retorumanscha, 1983-1986. Gr.-8°, ca. 8000 S., OLwd. m OU., Tadell. Preis in CHF: 660. Die Rätoromanische Chrestomathie von Caspar Decurtins ist die bis heute wichtigste Textsammlung des Bündnerromanischen. Die insgesamt rund 8000 Seiten enthalten Texte der verschiedensten Gattungen über einen Zeitraum von vier Jahrhunderten, aus allen Regionen und in allen Idiomen des Bündnerromanischen. Die heute wichtigste Textsammlung (EA 1888-96) auf Rätoromanisch wurde zwischen 1982 und 1986 vom Churer Verleger Andreas Joos zusammen mit der Societa Retorumantscha als 13-teilige Buchreihe neu herausgegeben und durch einen 14. und 15. Band ergänzt. - Caspar Decurtins (1855-1916), auch "Löwe von Trun" genannt, Politiker (Katholisch-Konservativ) aus dem Surselva, studierte Decurtins nach 1875 Geschichte, Kunstgeschichte und Staatsrecht in München und Heidelberg, ab 1877 wieder in Graubünden. Als Landammann der Cadi führte Decurtins nach 1877 zusammen mit Placi Condrau die Restaurierung des Klosters Disentis durch. Er schaltete die politische Konkurrenz der Katholisch-Liberalen in der Surselva aus und wurde die treibende Kraft hinter der Lavina naira. In den 1890er Jahren schmolz seine Wählerbasis im Kanton zunehmend und Decurtins zog sich enttäuscht aus der Politik zurück. Im Jahr 1889 hatte Decurtins an der Gründung der Universität Freiburg durch seinen Studienfreund Georges Python entscheidenden Anteil. Von 1905 bis 1913 unterrichtete er als Professor für Kulturgeschichte an der dortigen Philosophischen Fakultät.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Der Liber Vitae der Abtei Corvey Teil 1: Einleitung, Register, Faksimile

      Reichert, L, 1983.. 118, 98 S. : Ill. (z.T. farb.) Gewebe. ISBN 3882261145

      [Bookseller: Speyer & Peters GmbH]
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        Tono Monogatari ( Translation ) Folklore and Tradition in the Tono Districts

      Japan 1983 - 202 pages, semi glossy paper, clean, tightly bound, bright text block. ggreen silk bound volume with golden titling on spine. Close to new condition book. Strong very good slipcase with green titling on the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾ Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alexandria Books]
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      [Westland]: The Land of Enchantment / Christopher Zavisa Publisher [1983], 1983 First edition. Copy #152/250 Deluxe Edition copies [of 350 total numbered copies] signed by both the author and by the artist. Oversize [about 8.75" x 11.25"] format, 115 pages, illustrated. Near Fine copy [some inherent spine cocking of this thin volume, two minute bumps to the bottom edge of the front board] in otherwise Fine Dust Wrapper with a 3/16" surface color flake defect [a common type of defect with this fragile Dust Wrapper] near the spine heel, in pictorial gold gilt decorated slipcase. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Other Worlds Bookstore]
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        Codex Seraphinianus

      Abbeville Press, New York 1983 - Pages crisp, bright, and clean except for two fingerprints on the right edge of the page block and some scattered foxing on the head edge; binding square and tight; hard cover shows only modest softening at the spine ends and a few scattered, tiny white specks on the boards, otherwise excellent. Dust jacket bears some shallow wrinkling at the spine ends, a few faint, thin scratches on the rear and some overall light surface rubbing, and a few tiny points of wear at the corners and spine ends, otherwise bright and lovely, now protected in a clear sleeve. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bald Eagle

      New York: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc.,, 1983. Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board. Sheet size: 96.5 x 96.5 cm Excellent condition. Presented in a white wooden frame with UV preventive perspex. Edition of 150. Signed and numbered in pencil lower left by Warhol, blindstamp of the printer Rupert Jasen Smith lower right. Copyright stamp in red to verso. One of 10 prints from the portfolio Endangered Species. Screenprint after a photograph by George Galicz.

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        Wave Function of the Universe" in Physical Review D 28 No. 12, 15 December 1983, pp. 2960-2975

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of the paper in which James Hartle and Stephen Hawking propose a theory for the creation of the universe. Hartle and Hawking's theory was in response to a perceived problem of the "inflationary theory, namely that it does not explain what may have occurred before the inflation of the universe. Their theory was based in the idea that the universe did not have a boundary, just as the earth does not have a boundary. For example, one may travel around the earth and not come to a boundary or fall off. In addition, the theory was based on quantum theory, a superset theory encompassing general relativity and quantum mechanics. Hartle and Hawking's new theory treated the universe like a quantum particle. As a result, they created a wave function that could describe all possible universes. The wave function is assumed to have a large value for our own universe, and small, non-zero values for an infinite number of other possible, parallel universes. The other universes are expected to have different physical constants than our universe and are believed to be devoid of life" (The Hartle Hawking No Boundary Proposal). CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. Physical Review D, Volume 28, Number 12, December 15, 1983. pp. 2960-2975. (11.25 x 8.25 inches; 275 x 200mm). Original wraps. Near fine condition.

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        Donald Fagen - The Nightfly

      USA: Cherry Lane Music. Paperback. 0895241765 64 pages. Several black and white photos. Features the incomparable stylings of Donald Fagan, best-known for his work as part of Steely Dan. The arrangements are challenging, even for seasoned keyboard artists, but well worth the effort, for they will produce honey for your ears, and soul. Songs include: I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World); Green Flower Street; Ruby Baby; Maxine; New Frontier; The Nightfly; The Goodbye Look ;Walk Between the Raindrops. Unmarked. Average wear. Minor bits of faint biege moisture exposure to fore-edge of some pages. Binding intact. A sound copy of this truly outstanding work. . Good. 1983. First Edition.

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      Oxford: Plough Press, 1983. cloth, top edge gilt, paper spine labels, slipcase. Plough Press. small 4to. cloth, top edge gilt, paper spine labels, slipcase. 46, (2) pages in first volume; second is a cloth folder containing one sheet with seven specimens of different types of leather pasted on, another sheet with nine specimens of cloth pasted on, a four page section with 71 reproductions of cloth rubbings being the Winterbottom designs and a specimen of brass type that would be used by a bookbinder. 2 volumes. Limited to 152 numbered copies and out of print before publication. Another fine Plough Press book on a subject which has become increasingly important. Wakeman discusses the materials and machinery used in trade binding in both cloth and leather and has 27 illustrations from contemporary sources to aid the text. The book is hand-printed by Jonathan Stephenson at his Rocket Press in two colors on mould-made paper.

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        The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

      Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1983. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Thirteen volume set of the definitive edition of the Lewis and Clark Journals, published as a project of the University of Nebraska's Center for Great Plains Studies. Volume 1 is the atlas, no jacket as issued, and as such shows moderate sunning to the cloth, 1st edition. All other volumes are first printings in dust jackets, in varying states of wear depending on age. Volume 5 shows a bit more wear than others, with bumped corners. All interiors clean and bindings tight.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Abstrakte Komposition. Öl auf Papier auf Spanplatte. Um 1940.

      . 35 : 25,8 cm bzw. 37 : 28 cm (Platte). - Gerahmt.. Plüss / von Tavel. Künstler-Lexikon der Schweiz XX. Jahrhundert, S. 915 (ausführlich). - Vergl. den Artikel von Renate Kübler-Reiser in: Höfliger-Griesser, Yvonne und Mitautoren. Gruppe 33. Die Geschichte der "Gruppe 33" zum 50jährigen Bestehen einer Basler Künstlervereinigung. Basel, Editions Galerie "zem Specht" 1983, S. 333-335.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Pet Sematary

      The Viking Press, New York 1983 - The first edition of one of King's most compelling works, published by the Viking Press in 1983. Bound in publisher's black cloth. A near fine copy with just a touch of rubbing to the spine. Dust jacket ( priced at $15.95 ) near fine with a slight touch of rubbing to the extremities. Delightfully and uniquely inscribed by King ; ' For John, You read Nude Kayaking Digest, too ? My God, a common soul. Stephen King 8/7/86 ' [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Der letzte Schrei. Malhaus Düsseldorf, 1983.

      . 40,5 x 30,5 cm. Minimale Gebrauchspuren.. Innenansicht eines Atelierraums (Liz Bachhuber) im Düsseldorfer Malhaus kurz vor dem Abriss 1983. Schwarz-Weiss Fotografie, Abzug 2004 verso handschriftlich bezeichnet und signiert. Erika Kiffl, geboren 1939 in Karlsbad (heute Tschechien), lebt seit 1951 in Düsseldorf. Seit 1979 als freie Fotografin tätig, zuvor als Artdirektorin. Erika Kiffl hatte bereits in den frühen 60er Jahren begonnen, in der Düsseldorfer Kunstszene aktiv zu fotografieren. Bekannt wurde sie mit ihrem eigenen Blick in die Ateliers der Künstler. Zu diesen Fotoserien erschienen mehrere Publikationen.

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        Snake Poems

      Toronto: Salamander Press, 1983. Dark green paper boards bound accordion style. Limited edition hand bound by Anne Goluska, designed and printed by Glenn Goluska at The Nightshade Press in Toronto, 1983. Title pasted down to front board. Limited to 100 copies of which this is No. 91. Had numbered and signed by ATWOOD with an inscription for Greg, dated June 12, 1999. A FINE COPY.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Book.

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        A1: The Great North Road

      Bristol: Grey Editions, (1983). Near fine in photo-illustrated wrappers.. First Edition. Oblong quarto. The trade issue in wrappers. SIGNED by the photographer. Paul Graham's first book: one of the seminal British titles of last 25 years. A comprehensive documentary survey of the A1 highway in England: the only road to run the length of the country, from London to Edinburgh. With an introduction by Rupert Martin and an afterword by the photographer.

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        Bibliotheca Marckiana, sive catalogus librorum, quos ... comparavit ... Henricus Hadrianus vander Marck, ... Quorum publica distractio fiet per Petrum de Hondt. Die 14. Julii & seqq. 1727.The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1727. 8vo. With a decoration built up from cast fleurons on the title-page. Priced throughout. Contemporary tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Blogie IV, col. 11; STCN (7 copies); Pollard & Ehrmann 239; Taylor, p. 252; cf. Swift, "Poggio's Quintilian and the fate of the Sunderland manuscripts", in: Quaerendo vol. 13 (1983), pp. 225-227. Rare priced copy of the sale catalogue of Van der Marck's rich library containing a total of 4619 lots, including works on architecture, painting and sculpture as well as 115 manuscripts, 229 incunabula and 284 Aldine editions. Hendrik Adriaan (Henricus Hadrianus) van der Marck was Baron of Leur and canon of the Protestant church of St Marie in Utrecht. An avid book and art enthusiast, he "commissioned the series of 212 fine plates of Biblical scenes which were the starting point for Jacques Saurin's Discours historiques, critiques, théologiques, et moraux, sur les événements les plus memorables du Vieux et du Nouveau Testamant" (Swift). In 1712 Abraham de Hondt published another catalogue under the same title, which most likely described (a part of) the library of Hendrik Andriaan's elder brother Nicolaas Thomas, who died unmarried in 1712. Hendrik Adriaan probably inherited the remaining part of his brother's library. Van der Marck lived at Damstraat 21, Haarlem. When he died in 1740, Pieter Teyler bought his house, which would become the seat of the Teyler Stichting (the "Fundatiehuis").With an 18th-century engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down, priced throughout in the margins in a contemporary hand, with an early annotation pasted on a flyleaf: "Examiné pour les livres du XVe siecle imprimés aux Pais-Bas", and a small paper lable with a pressmark on spine. Binding chafed, corners bumped, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Kingfishers and Related Birds Part I Alcedinidae (Kingfishers) Volume 1 Ceryle to Cittura (Fish-Eating and Specialist Kingfishers) and Volume 2 Halcyon to Tanysiptera (Woodland Kingfishers and the Beautiful Racket-Tailed or Paradise Kingfishers).

      Lansdowne Editions, Australia 1983 - Part I, complete in 2 volumes; a limited edition, this No. 855 of 1000; 266 + 266 pages; each volume with 26 color illustrations by William T. Cooper; with an additional, loose plate numbered and signed by him; ".cover(s) all aspects of the natural history.paying particular attention to habitat preferences, status (including factors likely to endanger species), habits, calls, feeding, breeding behaviour and descriptions of eggs.supplemented with field-notes from the author and artist, and with unpublished data contributed by ornithologists from all parts of the world.distribution map.full-page paintings depicting the birds in their natural habitats. When sexual dimorphism is pronounced, both sexes will be figured; also those immatures that differ from the adult birds."; with the publisher's prospectus laid-in (fold lines); these are large and heavy volumes, about 38 pounds with the shipping; approx. 15" x 20 1/2" size, the protective solander case making it larger all around; hardcover boards covered in medium blue French fabric, dark blue English leather spines and corners, decoratively gilt and titled, contained in the original felt-lined clamshell-style box - slipcase, with leather title-label; some wear and soil to slipcase; volumes and separate plate very clean and in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Viking Press, New York 1983 - First edition. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Warmly inscribed by author on the title page in the year of publication, "For Bob Donovan, who at the moment currently connects me with both Cornell and Albany State, with gratitude Bill Kennedy 1/20/83." William Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for Ironweed in 1984, and he wrote the screenplay for the 1987 film adaptation directed by Hector Babenco, which starred Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (for Nicholson) and Best Actress in a Leading Role (for Streep). Chosen by Modern Library as one of 100 great novels of the 20th Century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sette anni di desiderio. Cronache 1977-1983

      Bompiani, 1983-01-01. Hardcover. VeryGood. Sette Anni Di Desiderio, Cronache 1977-1983 - 1st Edition/1st Printing Signed by author on half title page. Italian, first printing. "I edizione Bompiani ottobre 1983" Red boards with gilt stamps. Jacket under a removable mylar cover. Jacket shows very minor wear. The corners are very slightly bumped (see photos). Crisp. Overall the book feels "fresh".

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        The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat

      New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1983. Silver lettered quarter cloth binding with light grey boards. In a near fine dust jacket. Book clean and bright throughout. Ownership signature of Canadian writer Greg Gatenby to top right corner of front end paper. First American edition. Translated from Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand. With a very nice inscription for Canadian author Greg Gatenby, signed by Kapuscinski. Toronto, January 21, 1986. About fine. . Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. near fine/Near Fine. Book.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, IOBA]
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        Life & Times of Michael K

      South Africa: Raven Press, 1983. First edition of the author's first Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The South African novelist J.M. Coetzee is the recipient of the 1985 Prix Femina Étranger, the 1999 Book Prize, and the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. He has been described as "inarguably the most celebrated and decorated" living writer in the Anglosphere (Poplak, 2013). Life & Times of Michael K. won the 1983 Booker Prize for its depiction of an arduous journey from civil war-ridden urban South Africa to the chracter's mother's rural birthplace, during apartheid era, in the 1970-80s. "So purifying to the senses that one comes away feeling that one''s eye has been sharpened, one''s hearing vivified" (The New York Times Book Review).

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      London, St. Michael / Purnell, 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 large cream mount. A Fine example. This edition produced for Marks & Spencer, contained 50 illustrations by the versatile and prolific Hungtarian artist Val Biro, famous amongst other things, for the Gumdrop series. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        THE CURATE OF CLYRO. Extracts from the Diary of . Selected and Introduced by Meic Stephens and Illustrated with wood engravings by Sarah Van Niekerk.

      Gwasg Gregynog Newtown 1983 - Thin 8vo. 12 wood engravings. Very good copy in cloth backed marbled boards, very minor signs of wear, paper title label to spine. No. 56 of a Limited Edition of 250 numbered Copies.Issued simultaneously with a Limited Edition of 15 Copies especially bound. US$645 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Armand and Georges Israel, Paris 1983 - Folio. 16 lithographs by Raymond Moretti and an additional 13 illustrations and text laid in to a cream paper covered portfolio with title blocked in gold on the lid. Housed in a.suede clamshell box with copper plate after a Moretti illustration inset in the lid; title blocked in brown on the lid and gold on the spine. Very Good+ binding. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anne Noggle: "Yolanda: Sic Transit Gloria Sepse," Gelatin Silver Print

      Anne Noggle, Albuquerque, New Mexico 1983 - An original, unframed gelatin silver print, "Yolanda: Sic Transit Gloria Sepse," titled, dated 1983 and signed by Noggle in pencil on verso. Image size 12-7/8 x 18-3/4 inches; paper size 16 x 20 inches. CONDITION: Fine. No visible flaws.As Noggle's friend, Yolanda Belloli appeared frequently in the artist's work, and numerous images of her appear in Noggle's 1983 book Silver Lining. The Latin title of this image--which roughly translates as, "So glory fades a bit"--underscores Noggle's unblinking interest in aging. From the artist: "I photograph people, most often older women, focusing on the tension between the iron determinant of age and the individual character of the subject. I try for images that go beneath the surface into that unchanging arena of the human psyche, formed in early life, which grows into maturity but does not relinquish its basic character throughout one's life. That deepest self, discernible only to one who is patient, watchful, and perhaps older oneself. The image I seek is of youth betrayed by age, of spirit strong but fragile with time. I want to show who the people in my pictures are, and how damned difficult it is as each of us in our time becomes them." Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Vincent Borrelli, Bookseller]
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        Deutsche Verwaltungsgeschichte.

      Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt,, Stuttgart, 1983 - 6 Bde. Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1983-88. Gr.-8vo. Originale rote Halbleinenbände (mit den Schutzumschlägen). (St.a.Tbrückseiten). (NP ca. 800,-- EUR). 1. Vom Spätmittelalter bis zum Ende des Reiches; II. Vom Reichsdeputationshauptschluß bis zur Auflösung des Deutschen Bundes; III. Das Deutsche Reich bis zum Ende der Monarchie; IV. Das Reich als Republik und in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus. V. Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland. VI. Register. Originale rote Halbleinenbände (mit den Schutzumschlägen).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat + Verlag Klaus Breinlich]
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        Mario Giacomelli (Signed Limited Edition)

      Carmel: Friends of Photography, 1983. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Fine. This is a very scarce signed, limited edition of \"Mario Giacomelli\" published by Friends of Photography, Carmel in1983 with a limitation of 20 signed and numbered copies this being number 2. Mario Giacomelli is widely regarded as the greatest Italian photographer of the twentieth century. This book contains 40 spectacular tritone plates from his Paesaggio (landscapes) series and a selection from his well known work with people in Italy including the famous Scanno series and Pretini. Giacomelli\'s landscape work is particularly noteworthy. Commenting on his landscape series, he wrote: \"to look at these to feel the surface texture of plants, to know the labour of the land, the sounds of celebration, the games outside the church, old sun-drenched walls, friendship and human company, quiet relaxation, the events, the ceremonial and religious life, the pride and vitality that are the visible phenomena of society.\" The photographs depict an almost idealistic fantasy of how we today imagine the Italian village to look. The prints themselves display Giacomelli\'s characteristic use of strong contrast and striking use of form and texture. Measuring approximately 11.5 x 9.5 inches, the book is bound in linen covered boards (issued without a dust jacket) and has a photograph pasted on the front cover. The book is in Mint condition. The book has been signed and numbered (2 of 20) by Mario Giacomelli on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Franklin Books]
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        The Eclectic Abecedarium

      Boston: Anne and David Bromer, 1983 - Miniature book, signed and numbered by Gorey, this being copy 176. Printed by Darrell Hyder and filled with binding by Barbara Blumenthal (MINIATURE BOOK) First edition, from an edition of 400, this is one of 300 copies. 1 x 1.25 inches. [32] leaves. Paper covered boards with printed label to upper board; fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        American Autographs: Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War Leaders, Presidents.

      University of Oklahoma Press, 1983 Very Good. Hardcover. 2 volumes. Blue faux leather spine, cloth boards, in slipcase. Light scuffing and edge wear to slipcase, light scuffing to boards. Light corner wear and wear to head/tail of spine. Pages crisp clean, and binding tight. (Please see pictures) #D5/E

      [Bookseller: This Old Book]
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        "Horcher mit Geissfuss und Nägel". Original-Radierung.

      1983/84.. Bildgrösse 79x53 cm. Signiert u. numeriert 99/100. Gerahmt unter Glas 88,5x63 cm.. Rolf Iseli (* 22. Januar 1934 in Bern) ist ein Schweizer Maler und Grafiker. Er besuchte in den Jahren von 1950 bis 1954 die Kunstgewerbeschule in Bern und absolvierte eine Ausbildung zum Lithographen. Nach der Ausbildung erhält er 1955 ein Stipendium für einen einjährigen Aufenthalt in Paris. In Frankreich knüpft er Kontakte zu jungen amerikanischen Künstlern wie Sam Francis und anderen. 1957 hat Iseli seine erste Einzelausstellung in der "Galerie 33" in Bern. Im Jahr 1961 erwirbt Rolf Iseli ein Grundstück in Saint-Romain (Burgund) in Frankreich und lebt fortan abwechselnd dort und in Bern. In den Jahren 1962 bis 1976 unternimmt Iseli Studienreisen nach New York, Moskau und China. Grosse Ausstellungstätigkeit Weltweit.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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