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        The Neverending Story

      New York: Doubleday, 1983. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of wear. Signed by Michael Ende on the half title page. The Neverending Story was originally published in German as "Die unendliche Geschichte" in 1979 and later translated by Ralph Mainheim. It was later adapted to film in 1984 and directed by Wolfgang Petersen.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Treason's Harbour

      London: Collins, 1983. First edition. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (price clipped). Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Treason's Harbour

      ST Jame's Place, London: William Collins Sons & Co. [0 00 222169 1] 1983, 1st UK Edition. () 320pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Original rich red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Ends of spine slightly bumped. There is a small yellow stain across long outer edge of text block; else it is clean and tight. In dust jacket, price clipped; the jacket is lightly rubbed with some mild wear to edges. There is a sticker from the previous book seller on front inside fold of jacket. A nice copy. A book in the Aubrey–Maturin series of novels, written by O'Brian, a celebrated English Author. The novels are set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and centred on the friendship of English naval captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish–Catalan physician Stephen Maturin. The 20-novel series is known for its well-researched and highly detailed portrayal of early 19th-century life, as well as its authentic and evocative language..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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      (WEBER, BRUCE). Weber, Bruce. BRUCE WEBER - DELUXE LIMITED SLIPCASED EDITION SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed and Numbered by the Photographer. Pasadena, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1983. First Edition 1/100 Deluxe. Small Folio. Cloth in Jacket, Slipcased. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. np, profusely illustrated in monochrome and duotone gravure. Designed by John Eric Cheim. This is the exquisite first collection in book form of the photographs of the redoubtable Bruce Weber. Unabashedly celebrating youth and athleticism, it is divided into the chapters "Brothers", "Matt Dillon", "Notebook", "Lifeguards", "Clammers", "Hall of Fame", "Jeff (Aquilon)", and "On Leave in Waikiki". A most handsome copy of the exceedingly uncommon deluxe limited slipcased edition of the first printing of this influential book limited to one hundred copies only BOLDLY SIGNED by Bruce Weber in black marker on the title page and NUMBERED 95/100 in black ink on the rear colophon, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 020713&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        The Death of Venus. Lithographs by Mark Beard. Edited with an introduction by Michael Finegold

      New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company. 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&#39;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&#39;s first livre d&#39;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. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        HENRI MATISSE. CATALOGUE RAISONNE DE L&#39;OUEVRE GRAVE etabli avec la collaboration de Françoise Garnaud. Preface de Jean Guichard-Meili

      Paris: Claude Duthuit, 1983. 2 volumes. First Edition and Limited to 4883 copies Volume I includes: Eaux-fortes et pointes-sèches; Bois gravés; Monotypes. Volume II includes: Lithographies; Linogravures; Aquatintes; Estampes de reproductions et oeuvres non tirées; Bibliographie; Expositions; Table de Concordance. 4to, publisher&#39;s original finely woven orange-terra-cotta linen, the covers with reproductions of Matisse&#39;s autograph initials, the spines lettered in brown. xxvii, 311, [2]; ix, 379, [4] pp. Very fine copies, both volumes in excellent condition. FIRST EDITIONS OF THE BEST AND MOST COMPLETE OF ALL OF THE WORKS EVER PRINTED ON THE ENGRAVED AND PRINTED WORKS OF MATISSE. A fine set of this monumental work.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        John Lennon: Summer of 1980

      New York: Perigee, 1983. Housed in a custom made clamshell presentation case.. Signed by Yoko Ono. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket [as issued]. Illus. by With Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        The Riddle of the Third Mile [Inspector Morse Series Number Six]

      London: MacMillan, 1983. First Edition, [First Printing] . Hardcover. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good+/Very Good+) A tidy copy which is SIGNED and INSCRIBED (For John Atkinson - Most faithful fan of Inspector Morse!) by Colin Dexter on the title page, in a tidy dust jacket. ______ All notable faults: Book has light browning on the pages. Dust jacket has light fading on the spine and browning on the edges. 15499. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [5 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book and are available on request. [Cooper and Pike, page 112 to 113]] .

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        Yazz; Navajo Painter

      Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1983. 76p. A fine copy designed by Michael Hollar for the Northland Press limited to 100 copies of which is number 13 signed by Beatien Yazz in a dark blue spine with light blue cloth and in a light blue slipcase with an original piece of art. separately housed in a blue folder. Art is of a stark winter tree with snow beautifully painted and signed by Beatien Yazz. Usually the art has been framed and thus most copies when available lack the original art.. Cloth. Fine. 0blong Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        A Time for Choosing: The Speeches of Ronald Reagan

      Chicago: Regnery Gateway, 1983. First printing of the first edition. Signed by Ronald Reagan. Book in fine condition; in a very good to near fine dust jacket, with faint (handwriting) indentations to front cover and mild edge wear.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        PAUL STRAND The Formative Years 1914-1917 [Text by Ben Lifson and Michael E. Hoffman]

      New York: For the Aperture Foundation at the Stinehour Press and Atelier de Taille Douce, 1983. LIMITED EDITION, this being one of only thirty Artist Proof copies numbered in Roman of a total printing of only 330 numbered copies. Illustrated with 10 hand-pulled, dust-grain photogravures by Paul Strand made from the original 1916-1917 glass plates produced by Strand himself. They were pulled using the Talbot-Klic process by master printer Jon and printed under his supervision at Atelier de Taille Douce in Switzerland. Elephant folio, presented as issued in the original portfolio case of gray fabric covered boards designed and produced for the work by Tray Parrot, Inc., the upper cover with a leather label lettered in gilt, the plates with guards individually laid within the portfolio binding sleeve. six leaves of text, 10 plates numbered by hand in pencil and tissue guards. A pristine copy and set of plates, as mint in every way. FIRST EDITION AND VERY RARE. ONE OF ONLY 30 ARTIST PROOF COPIES, AND THIS SET WITH EXCELLENT PROVENANCE HAVING BEEN GIVEN TO HAVEN O&#39;MORE BY MICHAEL HOFFMAN, the longtime director of the Aperture Foundation,the publisher of fine art photography books and Aperture magazine. The ten plates selected and presented here were made using the dust-grain technique, hand pulled on the presses of the Atelier de Taille Douce (Saint-Prex, Switzerland). The text was set in Monotype Bembo and printed by The Stinehour Press. Describing Strand&#146;s oeuvre, Stieglitz said: &#147;In the history of photography there are but few photographers who, from the point of view of expression, have really done much work of any importance. And by importance we mean work that has some relatively lasting quality, that element which gives all art its real significance. . . . The work is brutally direct. Devoid of any flim-flams; devoid of trickery and any &#145;ism,&#146; devoid of any attempt to mystify an ignorant public.&#148; Haven O&#39;More was Director of the Institute of Traditional Science and was, as author and contributor, published by the Aperture Foundation. He is perhaps most reknown for assembling one of the greatest private libraries of the 20th Century, the famed "Garden" collection of books and manuscripts.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Ceramica Decorativa dalle origini al Novecento

      Published by Franco Maria Ricci, Milan and Printed in Parma First Edition 1983. Milan 1983. First edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original beautiful black silk covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, colour onlay and gilt lettering to the front cover. Folio 12&#39;&#39; x 12&#39;&#39;. The handmade paper has been specially made at Fabriano in the pietro Miliani papermill. Contains 222 printed pages of English and Italian text with stunning full-page tipped-in colour plates, smaller tipped-in colour plates throughout, full-page colour photographs on black coated paper, tipped-in colour colophon. Number 2416 of 3000 Limited Edition copies bound in silk. Loosely inserted is a &#39;Controllato, Checked, Controlé&#39; card. Fine condition book in Fine condition matching black clamshell box with paper title label to the spine of the box, unused and unopened new book. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 8821610047

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Small archive including HIPPOCRENE, MATOAKA, THE KINGFISHER, WHAT THE LIGHT WAS LIKE, ARCHAIC FIGURE, and THE SILENCE OPENS, some signed, others with notes laid in, typed poem DUNDEE

      New York: Knopf and others, 1983 . First editions . Most fine or near fine condition, some with folds from mailing. . FOR SALE, AS A LOT ONLY: a unique group of items with a significant association to Clampitt&#39;s life. Included are four of her hardcover books published by Knopf - The Kingfisher, What the Light Was Like, Archaic Figure and The Silence Opens. Kingfisher is a 2nd printing (before publication), the rest are first printings; none have dust jackets (possibly as sent by the publisher or possibly removed by the recipient.) Tipped onto the front endpaper of &#39;The Kingfisher&#39; is a small handwritten note "For Harold Guthrie - who opened the excitements of English poetry for me so many years ago, and whose friendship I treasure - with thanks and best wishes always." SIGNED by Clampitt in full and dated in December 1982. &#39;Archaic Figure&#39; and &#39;What the Light Was Like&#39; have tipped-in printed cards from the publisher stating "with the compliments of the author" (one of those cards has "Harold Guthrie "handwritten on it); &#39;The Silence Opens&#39; has a similar card, loosely laid in.& Also included is a brief typed signed note dated in December 1983, referring both to seeing Guthrie recently and to the limited edition broadside of "Hippocrene" which she was sending as a Christmas greeting. The note also states that she is enclosing a poem "that comes out of my brief visit to Scotland." The photocopied typed poem "Dundee: A Homage" fills one side of an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet (folded in four for mailing). Hippocrene is on a single sheet 17" by 11" folded to make 4 page broadside, printed in an edition of 220 copies on the occasion of the poet reading at Bennington College in November 17, 1983. It has an additional fold line across the middle (probably to fit in a smaller envelope for mailing) - As far as we have been able to determine, "Dundee" has not been published in book form, at least -& The final item is a copy of "Matoaka: A Poem in Celebration of the Tercentary of the College of William and Mary College in Virginia" in 1993. This is INSCRIBED by Clampitt to Guthrie &#39;with longtime and continuing esteem&#39; and dated in February, 1993. While Clampitt started writing poetry seriously in the 1970&#39;s, and had been published in magazines, including the New Yorker, as well as publishing the chapbook &#39;Multitudes, Multitudes,&#39; it was the appearance of her first collection with Knopf - The Kingfisher - in 1983, when she was already in her 60&#39;s, that brought her acclaim. This lot covers the entire span of Clampitt&#39;s most productive last years before her death - and they are evidence on an on-going and warm relationship with the teacher from her hometown of New Providence, Iowa, the teacher whom she honored publicly in 1984 when she wrote (at the end of &#39;A Homage to John Keats&#39;): "I & wish to . . . pay tribute to Harold Guthrie, in whose class at New Providence, Iowa, I had my introduction to the poetry of Keats." The two very uncommon published items, as well as the short notes and the poem "Dundee", make this lot interesting in itself, but the real value lies in the spirit behind these gifts and notes to Guthrie - her teacher more than 40 years before.

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        Eye and Camera

      Orde Levinson,, 1983. Image size: 45.1 x 66.5 cm. Sheet size: 56 x 76 cm. Etching on Grand Velin Arches 300 gsm. Excellent condition. Presented in a black wooden frame. Edition of 75. Signed lower right in pencil by Piper, numbered lower left.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Roger Brown: Sketchbook 1982 (Limited Edition, Signed)

      New York: Styra Studio, 1983. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 4to. Faux morocco over boards, in matching silver-lettered slipcase; unpaginated (24 leaves), with 23 compositions. Limited edition of 60 copies, signed and numbered (48/50) by Brown on the colophon (the remaining 10 copies are the artist&#39;s and printer&#39;s proofs). Book and slip case are without flaw, appearing new. An important figure in the Chicago Imagists movement, renowned artist and collector Roger Brown creates a sketchbook comprised of newspaper articles, ads and, of course, drawings and notes in the artist&#39;s own hand. Illustrated throughout in b/w, with 6 images taped in.

      [Bookseller: Barnes & Noble Collectibles NYC]
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        Songbirds I & II. Two Volumes

      Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press. 1983 and 1984. One of 150 copies each, both volumes with the same number, two portfolios of 15 hand water-colored etchings each, totaling 30 hand-colored etchings, signed and numbered by the artist, Alan James Robinson, with hand-written names of birds, all on cream Arches paper. Page size: 8-1/2 x 11-1/8 inches; 18 leaves. Bound: loose in 1/4 gray morocco leather and tan cloth over boards clamshell box with light blue label stamped in gold with the title and date and the sea turtle logo of Cheloniidae Press within a gilt rule; box by Grey Parrot, fine. Each etching is a portrait of the male and female bird, laid into a light blue Fabriano paper folder and is accompanied by a titlepage, half title, and colophon printed by Harold Patrick McGrath at Hampshire Typothetae. Each titlepage and colophon includes a hand-colored woodengraving by Alan James Robinson of one of the birds included in the portfolio (in another view of the species). In Volume I the birds included are: Blue Jay, Robin, Wood thrush, Cedar Waxwing, Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Chickadee, Titmouse, Rose- breasted Grosbeak, Hooded Warbler, Goldfinch, Meadowlark, Red Crossbill, Mockingbird, and Bewick&#39;s Wren. Included in Volume II are: Bluebird, Oriole, Towhee, Brown Thrasher, Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, Ovenbird, Catbird, Starling, Kinglet, Yellow-throated Warbler, Evening Grosbeak, Junco, Bobolink, and White-throated Sparrow. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Die Familie Blessing Und Das Orchestrion: Entstehung Und Entwicklung Der Orchestrion-Industrie in Unterkirnach Im Schwarzwald

      Degener 1983 - German language trade paperback is very good plus with shelfwear. A nice example of a very scarce resource. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MyFirstEditions]
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        Henry Koerner From Vienna to Pittsburgh The Art of Henry Koerner

      Univ of Pittsburgh Pr (Trd), Pittsburgh, 1983. Fine with no dust jacket. First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. ISBN: 0880390050 Exhibition Catalogue. May 28-July 31, 1983 at Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh . B/Color illustrations. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 85 pp

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC]
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        Hamburg 1929 - 1925). Frosch. Radierung. 1983. Signiert, datiert '12.9.83', numeriert. 24,5 x 20 cm.,

      1983 - Gottorf 193.- Eines von 100 Exemplaren.- Neben der Darstellung eines Frosches das japanische Schriftzeichen des Namens Naoaki Sakamoto, der Papierhändler und Janssen-Freund aus Tokio. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        The Name of the Rose

      NY: HBJ. (1983). The advance reading copy of the first American edition of this medieval mystery -- an unlikely bestseller by a postmodern scholar and semiotician that was made into a successful Hollywood film. The book is essentially a bibliomystery set in 14th-century Italy, which sold over 400,000 copies in Italy and became a bestseller throughout Europe before being translated into English and published in the U.S. and U.K. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Recipient&#39;s name and an address on the half title; the copy appears read; very good in wrappers. The first printing of the U.S. trade edition is moderately scarce; the advance reading copy is very scarce, and signed copies of it are virtually unobtainable. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Sette Anni Di Desiderio, Cronache 1977-1983 - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Milano: Bompiani. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1983. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 8845209555 . First Edition/First Printing, "I edizione Bompiani ottobre 1983", gilt-stamped red cloth in unread Fine condition in alike pictorial dustjacket. From the personal library of Eco bibliographer James Contursi. Contursi A024a. An uncommonly rare copy, signed by Umberto Eco directly on the title page ; Articles and essays selected from Il costume di casa and Dalla periferia dell&#39;impero which consisted of writings originally published in various periodicals. In the original Italian language. Parts ofSette Anni Di Desiderio were later translated into English and published in Faith in Fakes in England and Travels in Hyperreality in the US, together with elements from Sugli Specchi e Altri Saggi .

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        Exilforschung: Ein Internationales Jahrbuch. No. 1 - No. 28 (1983 - 2010, complete)

      Munich: Edition Text + Kritik, 1983-2010. Together, 28 octavo volumes. Original printed card wrappers. Condition uniformly fine - free of markings or significant wear. Texts entirely in German.& & A complete run through 2010 of this important annual publication devoted to German Exile Literature primarily of the Thirties and Forties. Each yearbook is an edited volume of essays on a particular theme, as follows: & & 1- Stalin und die Intellektuellen :: 2- Erinnerungen ans Exil, kritische Lektüre der Autobiographien nach 1933 :: 3- Gedanken an Deutschland im Exil :: 4- Das jüdische Exil :: 5- Fluchtpunkte des Exils :: 6- Vertreibung der Wissenschaften :: 7- Publizistik im Exil :: 8- Politische Aspekte des Exils :: 9- Exil und Remigration :: 10- Künste im Exil :: 11- Frauen und Exil. Zwischen Anpassung und Selbstbehauptung :: 12- Aspekte der künstlerischen inneren Emigration :: 13- Kulturtransfer im Exil :: 14- Rückblick und Perspektiven :: 15- Exil und Widerstand :: 16- Exil und Avantgarden :: 17- Sprache - Identität - Kultur :: 18- Exile im 20. Jahrhundert :: 19- Jüdische Emigration zwischen Assimilation und Verfolgung, Akkulturation und jüdischer Identität :: 20- Metropolen des Exils :: 21- Film und Fotografie :: 22- Bucher, Verlage, Medien :: 23- Autobiografie und Wissenschaftliche Biografik :: 24- Kindheit und Jugend im Exil - Ein Generationenthema :: 25- Ubersetzung als transkultureller Prozess :: 26- Kulturelle Räume und asthetische Universalität :: 27- Exil, Entwürzelung, Hybridität :: 28- Gedachtnis des Exils, Formen der Erinnerung.

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        A Book of Small Flies, by Rene Harrop, Poul Jorgensen, Eric Leiser, John Merwin, S. A. Neff, Jr. , and Ernest Schwiebert. Frontispiece by Al Barker

      Arlington VT: Isaac Oelgart. Fine. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Miniature; Miniature; Two volumes bound in full Hewitt niger, gilt tooled, with cloth covered slipcase. Volume I: 105, [1]p., colored frontispiece. Volume II: double shadow box containing eight miniature flies, two each tied by Schwiebert, Jorgensen, Harrop and Neff. Binding is 7.6 by 5.6 cm, pages are 7.3 by 5.6cm. **Related materiials include the 8vo prospectus with mounted title page and stitched in single-sided sheet containing "Contents" and page 7, one of 400 copies. Also a "thankyou" in the form of a colored etching initialed by the artist, with one page of text, same size as the book, and another etching, horizontal format, colored and initialed. All, other than the prospectus, being one of 60 numbered sets. **Bradbury p.167 #1. Hand O-47. .

      [Bookseller: HJHurley]
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        A Book of Small Flies. [With essays] by Rene Harrop, Poul Jorgensen, Eric Leiser, John Merwin, S.A. Neff, Jr., and Ernest Schwiebert

      Arlington, Vermont: Isaac Oelgart, 1983. First edition, one of a total edition of 60 copies, only 47 available for sale. 2 vols., 64mo (2-7/8 x 2-1/4 inches). Illustrated with decorations by Elisabeth Hyder, with an original frontispiece etching by Al Barker. Vol. I is text; Vol.II displays 8 mounted flies tied by Schwiebert, Harrop, Jorgensen, and Neff. Original full brown morocco, gilt, by Gray Parrot. Fine in original cloth slipcase. With prospectus. Litchfield 128; Hurley , A Checklist of Miniature Angling Books, #26 . A splendid little item, printed in brown and black, with a hand-colored plate by Al Barker as frontispiece to the text volume. The flies, all on size 20 hooks, are "Rusty Spinner" & "Olive Spinner" tied by Schwiebert, "Baetis Nymph" & "Microcaddis Pupa" tied by Jorgensen, "Slate/Tan No Hackle" & "Quill Gordon" tied by Harrop, "ANt" & "Beetle" tied by Neff. Uncommon and beautiful

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Life & Times of Michael K

      South Africa: Raven Press, 1983.. First edition of the author&#39;s first Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. "So purifying to the senses that one comes away feeling that one&#39;&#39;s eye has been sharpened, one&#39;&#39;s hearing vivified." (The New York Times Book Review)

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Life & times of Michael K,

      Ravan Press, Johannesburg, 1983 - Johannesburg, Ravan Press 1983, 250 S., OPbd. m. OU., EA, vom Autor signiert, ausgestrichener Name auf Vorsatz Sprache: en [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Robots of Dawn

      Huntington Woods, Michigan: Phantasia Press, 1983. 1 of 35 lettered and signed deluxe limited edition copies; this being the letter Q. Full black morocco goat with metal and plastic design elements inset on front board, silver titles and decorations of a metallic robot head, and a metallic positronic brain set in a red and blue ionic setting, metallic endpapers, 8vo, 336 pp. Signed by Asimov in silver ink on a special limitation page; issued without dust jacket. In pristine, very fine condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Fine.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        TEN YEARS IN AN OPEN NECKED SHIRT. And Other Poems. Original Manuscript and typescipts

      Arena. Published by Arrow books. London.,1983. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.6 x 5 inches). Paperback. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings by Steve Maguire. A very good copy with some minor rubbing to the edges but generally bright and tight. ---- With; A folder containing five A4 typescript and partial manuscript leaves of poems by Clarke that feature in the book, all in an early form and different from the published version, some quite substantially so. Number 1. Spilt Beans. -- 47 line poem. 31 lines (4 stanzas) typescript and the final 16 lines manuscript in JCC's hand in green ink. This version is very different to the published text. --- Number 2. Salome (published as Salome Maloney). 40 Line poem in 10 typed stanzas. This version substantially different to the published version. --- Number 3. Readers Wives. 20 line poem. 16 lines (4 stanzas) typed and four lines in JCC hand in green ink. There is a line and arrow showing the manuscript verse belongs between the second and third typed verses. This has some minor differences to the published version. --- Number. 4. Psycle Sluts (part 2). 54 lines (7 stanzas) typed. This has minor differences to the published version. --- Number 5. Bronze Adonis. 74 lines (8 stanzas) typed on 2 sides of the sheet. This has minor differences from the published version, and, more importantly, a whole 10 line stanza (the last) that was not published. Also included in the folder are 9 photographic reproductions of Steve Maguire's illustrations. Formerly the property of Writer and Publisher Jay Landesman (1919 - 2011).:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Four Great Castles Caernarfon - Conwy - Harlech - Beaumaris (Gregynog)

      Newtown, Powys: Gwasg Gregynog, 1983 In its grey card covers with tooling to edges, gilt shield of Sir Otto de Grandison to top cover. Spine has title in black ink. Internally, NO inscriptions, title page has a coloured cut of Sir Otto de Grandison&#39;s shield by Gerald Cobb, [6], (v-vi), 70 pp, [1], 8 atmospheric plates by David Woodford printed by him on his own etching press in Nant Ffrancon in Snowdonia, with its black buckram slipcase. An edition limited to just 150 copies bound by Desmond Shaw, as this is. There were also 15 specials bound by James Brockman. Published to mark the 750th anniversary of Edward 1&#39;s castle building in Wales. (Esslemont/Hughes Gwasg Gregynog 7)

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      Toronto: Salamander Press, 1983 Atwood, Margaret. SNAKE POEMS. Toronto: Salamander Press, 1983. Limited Edition handbound by Anne Goluska in Momi Kon paper over earthy dark green boards accordion style, printed leaf green & black title-piece pasted to the upper cover. A unique production designed by Glenn Goluska. One of only one hundred copies hand-numbered "60" & signed by Atwood. Although the limitation suggests that there are copies out there somewhere, in our experience, they rarely appear offered for sale. A very fine copy. $1175. 1st Edition. Illus. by Glenn Goluska.

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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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        An original Seamus Heaney limerick, unique to the occasion, handwritten, signed and dated on a postcard illustrated with his portrait.

       Circumstances for the limerick are well documented. The Post Office receiving stamp establishes the postcard was mailed in Dublin 1 day after it was written, suggesting Heaney wrote it in Dublin. As wittily explained in the verse, the limerick was made per a request for an example of Heaney's signature. Below the limerick, a note establishes it is to assist in raising funds for the Swansea Fringe Festival, confirmed by the mailing address that also provides the full names of the persons in the limerick. Limerick, note, and address are handwritten by Seamus Heaney with a blue ballpoint pen: signed in full and dated June 14, 1983. THE ORIGINAL LIMERICK: This is not an ordinary Seamus Heaney signed item, of which there are many, for he has been generous with his time, nor is it a poem copied later in manuscript form, as for a deluxe limited edition. This is a unique, original ephemeral example, not known to have been ever published, of his light verse, signed, dated and exceptionally well documented by virtue of the limerick itself, the note by Heaney below the verse, and the method of transfer including information from the postal seal. "A couple named Ratcliffe + Hood / Have written to ask if I would / Just write out my name - / Which I do with some shame, / It seems so self-centered and rude." NOTE BELOW: "for the Swansea Fringe Grand Auction". MAILING ADDRESS: Helen Ratcliffe and Untepher Hood / Swansea Fringe Festival / Civic Information Centre / Singleton Street / Swansea SAI 3QG / Wales. POST CARD: Heaney portrait by Edward McGuire reproduced in color and published by the Ulster Museum, as color no. 7, stamped by The Republic of Ireland Post Office, Baile Átha Cliath (Dublin) at 6:30 PM on 15-VI (June 15), 1983. SWANSEA FRINGE: A contemporary offshoot of the Eisteddfod, the famous Welsh performance festivals, believed first held in 1980 (possibly 1981). The festival is held September 28-October 8 and generally has over 100 theatre, cabaret, music, and performance acts. Swansea in Swansea Province is Wales' 2nd largest city after Cardiff. CONDITION DETAIL: Never mounted. Handwritten Side: clean, ink bright, letters easily read: minute wear to tips and outer bottom tip with a light water stain that doesn't continue to other side. Address Section: Light vertical crease through 6 letters, affected letters clear. Three moderate abrasion spots 1) top edge, rubbing out printed capitals TCA in POSTCARD, 2) bottom corner, and 3) below limerick, well away from signature. A penciled annotation at bottom edge is mostly erased and barely visible. Color Reproduction: light crease runs horizontally across at chest: bottom tips with minute wear: outer top tip with light rub: light soiling to 2 spots near outer edge, otherwise clean and bright. LIMERICK: light verse of 5 lines with rhyme scheme of aabba, lines 1,2, and 5 with three metrical feet and lines 3 and 4 with two, the metre, traditional anapestic, 2 short syllables followed by a long. Use of word first documented1898 but usage of form pre-dates, at least to 1744 with published "Hickere, Dickere Dock", and likely back much further still: in Ireland the form flourished with the exchanges of the Maigue River poets in the 1730s, centered around Croom in County Limerick. SEAMUS HEANEY: 1995 recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature; first book-"Eleven Poems" (1965); first major collection-"Death of a Naturalist"(1966). In 1983, (year of limerick), he finished his acclaimed translation from the Irish of "Sweeney Astray". Permanent address-Dublin though he has resided frequently in the U.S., teaching at Harvard, etc. Heaney occasionally got up to Swansea, particularly the University. A limited edition booklet of poems, "Joy of Night" was published by the University of Swansea Press in 1994. EDWARD MCGUIRE [1932-86]: Described by art critic, Brian Fallon as, "the finest Irish portrait painter of his generation, and possibly the finest Irish portraitist since John Butler Yeats". He is recalled among friends and people Heaney knew, now dead, in "Seeing Things" (1992). The 1974 portrait painting of Seamus Heaney reproduced on the postcard is in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.

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        EVERETT RUESS. A Vagabond For Beauty. Signed

      Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, (Peregrine Smith Books), 1983 First Edition Signed by Edward Abbey, who penned the Afterword, and John Nichols, who wrote the Introduction, on the title-page and further dated by Edward Abbey, &#39;Tucson 1983&#39;. 8vo. 228 pp. A fine copy in rose paper covered boards, gilt titles and decorations in a fine pictorial dustwrapper. A bright, fresh copy of this biography, accompanied by letters from the artist-poet Ruess, who disappeared in Southeastern, Utah in 1934 at the age of 20.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        [A SPECTACULAR COLLECTION OF ALL THE CORNERSTONE GODOT EDITIONS]. 1. En Attendant Godot. Piece en Deux Actes. 163, [5] pp. 8vo., 188 x 120 mm, in original blue and black printed paper binding. Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1952. WITH: 2. En Attendant Godot. Piece en Deux Actes. 163, [1] pp. 8vo., 188 x 120 mm, in original blue and black printed paper binding. Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1954. WITH: 3. Théâtre de Babylone. The Original Theatrical Program: Jean-Marie Serreau présente En Attendant GODOT de Samuel Beckett Mise en scène de Roger Blin. [12] pp. With black and white photographs of the actors, Beckett, Serreau, Blin, etc. Small square 8vo., 155 x 120 mm, printed coloured wrappers. Paris: Edition Artistique, [1953-4]. WITH: 4. Waiting for Godot. [1], 60, [3] ff. Includes four pages of photos from the original Paris-Blin production. 8vo., 210 x 120 mm, bound in original black cloth in pictorial dust-jacket. New York: Grove Press, 1954. WITH: 5.

      A Spectacular Collection of all the cornerstone Godot editions. Includes the True First Edition in French, the first illustrated edition, A Presentation Copy of the Faber and Faber English Edition -warmly inscribed by Beckett in 1983, a Presentation Copy of the original Grove edition, plus, original playbills for all the major initial productions of Godot onstage. Within this stellar set are the three seminal editions of Beckett&#39;s Waiting for Godot: which were all milestones in Beckett&#39;s career, and each had considerable impact on the development of "Theater of the Absurd." In fact, it was Godot which defined modernism in twentieth-century theater. Brooks Atkinson said of an early production, "it gave a frightening impression of being close to the truth of the human race waiting indolently for a solution that will never come."o and see Waiting for Godot. At the worst you will discover a curiosity, a four-leaved clover, a black tulip; at the best something that will securely lodge in a corner of your mind for as long as you live" (Bair, Deirdre, Samuel Beckett: A Biography. New York: Summit, 1990, p. 454). Ad 1: True First Edition. Beckett&#39;s Waiting for Godot, a milestone in a long productive career, this play has become the symbol of the "Theater of the Absurd." A fine copy. Ad. 2: First Illustrated Edition of Godot. This volume exactly reproduces the 1952 "Editions de Minuit" first edition but includes for the first time 4 pages of black and white photographs of the original cast performing Godot at the Théâtre de Babylone. Short tear to page 54, else fine copy. Ad 3: The playbill for the original French production of Godot at the Théâtre de Babylone, a diminutive theater in Paris. With photos of the first actors to perform in Godot, i.e. Julien Verdier, Lucien Raimbourg and Pierer Latour. The play opened on January 5th, 1953 and ran for over 300 performances. Ad. 4: First Edition in English, Presentation Copy, inscribed by Samuel Beckett: "For Jack (i.e. Jack Garfein) affectionally from Sam 20.11.87." The recipient of this copy was the actor / director Jack Garfein (b. 1930 in Mukaccvo, Czechoslovakia); young Garfein survived a stay in the Auschwitz concentration camp during WW II. In 1945, he emigrated to the U.S. and studied at the New School for Social Research before going into the theater. Garfein was the primary force behind The Actors and Directors Lab in both Los Angeles and New York, as well as the artistic director of The Harold Clurman Theatre in New York. He staged productions of Beckett&#39;s works, including an Alan Schneider directed triple-bill of "Ohio Impromptu" - "Catastrophe" - "What Were" in 1983, and a series of works by Beckett at New York&#39;s Samuel Beckett Theater. Dustjacket with light wear to top extremities, spine ever so slightly darkened. Presentation copies of any edition of Waiting for Godot are now very rare on the market. Ad. 5: Original playbill from the first New York production of Godot. The cast included Bert Lahr, E.G. Marshall and the chimerical Luchino Solito de Solis. Good condition, light dampstain to covers. Ad. 6: First English Edition. With publisher&#39;s note tipped-in announcing that "When Waiting for Godot was transferred from the Arts Theatre to the Criterion Theatre, a small number of textual deletions were made to satisfy the requirements of the Lord Chamberlain. The text printed here is that used in the Criterion Theatre production". Dustjacket with light fading to spine, one short tear closed, a few miniscule signs of wear to spine extremities. Ad 7; Later Edition of the Faber and Faber London printing. Presentation Copy from Beckett to George Hall "with all best wishes Samuel Beckett 29.11.83." " Presumably the recipient was the Broadway actor, George Hall (1916- 2002), who was a theater, TV, and movie actor, best remembered by his role as the elderly Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones in the TV series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (1992) His Broadway debut was in 1946. Fine copy. Ad. 8: Playbill for the infamous Criterion Production which when Godot was transferred from the Arts Theatre to the Criterion Theatre, a number of textual deletions were made to satisfy the requirements of the Lord Chamberlain. The complete text was not performed in England for another nine years. Ad. 9: Playbill for the acclaimed National Theater production of Godot with John Alderton as Estragon, Alec McCowen as Vladimir and Terence Rigby as Pozzo. This production used Beckett&#39;s revised text, based on his 1975 Schiller-Theater production, and the program reproduces three pages from his production notebook, along with a few photographs of the author and actors. Includes extracts from Michael Rudman&#39;s visit with Beckett in Paris in 1987, as well as extracts from the original reviews by Norman Mailer, Tennessee Williams, Clive Barnes et al. A fine copy. Ad. 10: Playbill for the famous Mike Nichols Production at the Lincoln Center Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, starring F. Murray Abraham, Steve Martin, Robin Williams, and Bill Irwin. Directed by Mike Nichols. A near fine copy.

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        Here Follows a Collection of Little People Common to the Natural Forest

      Vancouver, B.C.: Charles Van Sandwyk 1983, 1st Edition. (Softcover) 5pp. As new. 1.25 X 1 inches. Calligraphic text and illustrations printed from original engraving. Edition of 50 copies. Published by the artist. Printed on somerset paper from a single etching, divided into 5 pages. Accordion fold, glued to inside front limp of case. Issued in three bindings- this one marbled paper. Small green paper loop to hold the book shut. A fantastic little book. A true miniature book. EXTREMELY RARE. Charles Van Sandwyk is a Vancouver artist and author who has attained renowned status and won numerous awards as a fantasy artist. His paintings can be found in the National Gallery of Canada and his illustrations are featured in such books as the Folio Society&#39;s "The Wind in the Willows" , & the Blue Fairy Book, as well as his own self published books such as: "Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds". Signed on last page by Van Sandwyk. Canadian Artist . .

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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. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Berni Wrightson / Bernie Wrightson.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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      [Westland, Michigan]: The Land of Enchantment / Christopher Zavisa Publisher,. [1983]. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket and paper slipcase. (#139221). First edition. Part of the limited edition of 350 copies, this being one of 250 numbered copies designated the "Deluxe Edition" signed by King and artist Berni Wrightson. Basis for the 1985 film "Silver Bullet" from a screenplay by King starring Gary Busey.

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        Cycle of the Werewolf Portfolio + Berni Wrightson: An Appreciation (Signed Limited Edition)

      Westland, MI: Land of Enchantment / Christopher Zavisa, Publisher, 1983. Limited edition.. Heavy stock paper portfolio with internal pockets, enclosing two sets of prints.. Berni Wrightson. (12" x 15", opening up to 24" x 15"). From a signed and numbered limited edition of 350 copies, this being number 123, SIGNED by both Stephen King and Berni Wrightson on the inside pocket flap. Published in 1983, "Cycle of the Werewolf" by author Stephen King featured illustrations by legendary comic illustrator, Berni Wrightson. This limited edition portfolio, also published in 1983, includes two sets of prints illustrated by Wrightson from the "Cycle of the Werewolf" of which 12 are in full color (each measuring 8.5" x 11") and 12 are in black and white (each measuring 9.75" x 14"). Each set of prints is titled January through December. The 24 prints are enclosed in a heavy stock paper portfolio with internal pockets. The prints themselves are bright and clean and in fine condition overall. The portfolio enclosure is in very good condition, with some modest staining and creasing (see photos). The inside of the portfolio is otherwise clean, and includes"An Appreciation" of the famed artist written by Stephen King. A rare limited edition portfolio touched by the wonderfully strange minds of author Stephen King and legendary horror illustrator, Berni Wrightson.

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      London: Jonathan Cape and Hodder and Stoughton 1983, 1983. UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher&#39;s red paper wraps, printed in black. Pp.250 + [2], blank. Minor wear; near fine. Presented &#39;To Mike&#39; and signed in full on the title page. John Gardner&#39;s third original novel starring Ian Fleming&#39;s Commander Bond. Uncommon in proof format, and RARE in signed state.

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        Spring '83.

      1983. 1983 - Gouache painting on paper. 22 x 30 inches. Provenance Roselyne C. Swig. Framed.

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      (Rétaud): Pré Nian Press. (1983). large square 8vo., stiff paper wrappers. not paginated.. Limited to 60 copies. Poems illustrated with two colorful silkscreens by Bracaval. Signed by the poet and illustrator. The heavy handmade paper wrapper is untrimmed at the lower edge. Bracaval has been awarded many prizes through nearly four decades beginning with the Prix Lafont in 1967 and most recently the Prix Robert Beltz in 2002. His works are continually exhibited and are held in such public collections as the Centre George Pompidou, British Library, and the Boston Athenaeum.

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      Turin: Einaudi,, 1983. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the very lightly marked dust jacket. First edition, first printing. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the first blank, "a Contardo Calligaris scambio di fantasmi Italo Calvino". Calligaris was a Brazilian scholar and the author of the first full-length study of Calvino.

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      Paris, France: Delpire/Ideodis Creation, 2011. First Edition Thus. First Printing.. Softcover. As New/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. Paris, France: Delpire/Ideodis Creation, 2011. Softcover. As New/None, As Issued. First Edition Thus/First Printing. Unpaginated. Massive "summing-up" of the photographer&#39;s oeuvre. One of the most stunningly beautiful photography books of our time. The 2011 Revised Edition. Published in a very small and limited print run as a Slipcased Set only. The edition is now very scarce. An austerely elegant production by Delpire/Ideodis Creation: Oversize-volume format. There are five softcover volumes, numbered accordingly (hence the title) . The set weighs 10 pounds. Photographs, films, and text by Sarah Moon. DVD attached at the back of Volume 5. Printed on thick coated stock paper by EBS in Verona, Italy to absolutely the highest standards. Gray hard board slipcase. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a sumptuous Slipcased Set, the definitive retrospective of Sarah Moon&#39;s body of work. This is it, in all its glory: The enigmatic and mesmerizing work of the British-American expatriate artist/photographer whose trademark gossamer style has the pull of an ineffable dream. Born in the United Kingdom as Marielle Hadengue, Sarah Moon has now lived in Paris as an art and fashion photographer for most of her professional life. Moon enjoys a global cult following (she is worshipped in Tokyo, the Paris of the East) for her emotionally charged yet delicate, stylized eroticism, unencumbered by time, place, and context. "Sensuous and romantic, imbued with the cool, watery softness of late-afternoon light moon, her pictures have transformed the image of femininity" (Robert Delpire) . "Working in subtly toned black-and-white and an especially rich color, Moon conjures Expressionist, atmospheric images that can&#39;t be pinned down to a particular time" (The New Yorker Magazine) . An absolute "must-have" title for Sarah Moon collectors. <b><i> This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black-ink pen on the front free endpaper of Volume 1 by Sarah Moon. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now highly collectible. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> Winner of The Grand Prize of the Bologna International Book Fair in 1983 for "Little Red Riding Hood", the only photographer ever to win the award. One of the finest living artist/photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SARAH MOON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 2851072625.

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        The Plant, Parts 2 and 3 (Signed)

      Bangor: Philtrum Press, 1983,1985. Advance issues.. See description for condition of items included.. Advance issues of two of the three parts of Stephen King&#39;s unfinished serial novel, <i>The Plant</i>. In the 1980s, King printed up limited editions of <i>The Plant</i> in three installments, from 1982 to 1985. Each book was issued separately, in editions of 226 copies, and each is a very difficult item to find these days. These are advance issues of Parts Two and Three, as follows: galley proof of Part Two, <u>annotated in ink by King in five places, three of them signed "Steve</u>." Includes the title page and pages 1-17, minus p. 9. 7-1/2" x 25", folded; near fine. <i>Together with</i> a photocopy typescript of Part Three, with <u>annotations by King throughout</u> in pencil and green, blue, red, black, violet and orange ink. Includes pages 1-56, minus page 50, plus the colophon and three versions of the title page; fine. Both items appear to have been working copies of the respective parts, which probably accounts in some fashion for the missing page in each, and strongly suggests that they are unique -- i.e., that it would have hindered the publication process for more than one version of either of these to have circulated, except perhaps sequentially. In any case, Stephen King manuscript material is extremely rare and seldom appears on the market; to have two of the three parts of <i>The Plant</i>, each annotated by hand by the author, is remarkable. We have never had, nor seen, comparable manuscript material or annotated galleys by King before.

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        THE PLANT

      Bangor, Maine: Philtrum Press,. 1983. decorated green wrappers, sewn.. A fine copy. (#140056). First edition. Limited to 226 copies of which this is number 109 of 200 numbered signed by King (this one a presentation copy with a signed inscription by King to a well-known New York book editor) dated 6 January 1983 on the recto of the first blank. The first of the legendary Plant booklets.

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