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        Sana.: An Arabian Islamic City.

      Number 1218 of 2000 copies only., London 1983 - A comprehensive study of the unique city in Yemen, with twenty-seven essays on the society, history, arts and architecture of Sana. A very good copy in original cloth, dust wrapper, slip-case. First edition 4to, pp.631, many illustrations and maps, 65 in colour.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Kafkamappe 1983. 12 Zuckertuschätzungen. Mit einer Einführung von Hans Halbey.

      Wien, Edition E. Hilger in Zusammenarbeit mit Lucifer-Verlag, Lübeck, (1983). Fol. Mit 12 num. u. sign. Orig.-Radierungen („Zuckertuschätzungen“) von Hans Fronius u. 2 Bll. Text (Titel u. Einführung), lose in OLwd.-Mappe (v. Ernst Ammering). Erstausgabe. - Nr. 69 von 120 (ges. 150) Exemplaren auf kräftigem Vélin; gedruckt in der Radierwerkstatt von Kurt Zein in Wien. - „Diese Mappe ist gleichzeitig Vorzugsausgabe des Buches ‚Kunst zu Kafka‘ [...]“. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Fronius, Kafkamappe 1983. 12 Zuckertuschätzungen. Mit einer Einführung von Hans Halbey, Kafka

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        [Albany Cycle, comprising] Legs; Billy Phelan's Greatest Game; [and] Ironweed

      New York, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 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-machine politicians and lowlifes, oucasts and swells, many members of the author's fictional Phelan family-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's work, and the American author'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'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.

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        Chinatown: A Screenplay -by Robert Towne -a Signed Copy, # 248 of 350 Copies

      Santa Barbara, California: Santa Barbara, CA: Neville Publishing, 1983, 1st edition, First Printing, 1983. ------------hardcover, a Fine copy, in a Near Fine clear plastic (glassine) dustjacket with two very short closed tears, signed by Robert Towne, # 248 of 350 signed copies, includes a section of b&w stills from the Roman Polanski movie which starred Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo... Signed. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine (see description)/Near Fine (see description). Illus. by Jim Pearsall Poster Art, Text Cover .

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        IN ALTRO NERO. Acqueforti di Enrico Della Torre.

      Milano, Edizioni Grafica Uno - Giorgio Upiglio, s.d. (1983) In folio p. (mm. 382x270), astuccio, cartella edit. in cartoncino contenente, a fogli sciolti, 14 cc.nn. con una poesia dello scrittore e critico d'arte Guido Ballo accompagnata da 5 bellissime acquaforti-acquatinte in b.n. di Enrico Della Torre (di varia grandezza, da cm. 12,5x16 a 24,5x19,3), numerate e firmate dall'artista. Pregevole edizione di 99 esemplari numerati, su carta “Hahnemuehle”. Il ns., 64, è in ottimo stato.

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        Bibliotheca Sanctorum. Volumi I-XII - Indici - Prima e seconda appendice (15 volumi su 16)

      Istituto Giovanni XXIII della Pontificia Universit? Lateranense - Citt? Nuova Editrice. 15 volumi illustrazioni buono stato. Volume/Edizione: 1-3/1983, 4/1964, 5/1983, 6/1965, 7/1966, 8-9/1967, 10-11/1982, 12/1969, indici/1970, prima appendice/1987, seconda appendice/2000

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        LeRoy Neiman, the first artist in the 20th century to commit himself to sport, signs his lavishly illustrated book covering thirty years of sports history

      n.p., 1983. Folio. "Book Signed, ""LeRoy Neiman '83""in black felt pen on half-title. Book: Winners / My Thirty Years in Sports: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1983. Beige cloth with paste-on pictorial, 10"" x 13.5"", 349p. Beautifully illustrated with over 1,000 reproductions of his work, of which 900 are in color, complemented by photographs of Neiman with many of the sports figures he has portrayed. Boldly signed in the year of publication. Fine in a fine jacket."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Ethel Mannin Collection of over 40 pages of Typed Letter Scripts (TLS), many signed

      1983 - Ethel Mannin was a prolific and popular British novelist who wrote biographies, travel books, books for children, and autobiographies. Collection of many TSL contains Mannin describing her books and how they were written, travels in various countries, Fleet's family and the death of his wife, the Arab Israeli conflict, literature (Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence), old age, drinking too much, etc. Contents; #1) TLS to Victor Croxford, Midsummer's Night [24 June] 1972 : "I don't usually respond to requests for autographs, but you seem to be, like the miners (God bless them) a 'special case.' . . . My father . . . born on Midsummer's Eve and died on Christmas Eve, was a Cockney, of Irish extraction. He was born in a Wesminster slum. By going to night classes he eventually became a sorter at Mount Pleasant G.P.O., where he sorted letters for 40 years. . . . I am thinking of him tonight, and you mention Cockney humour. I wrote a little monograph of him in the fifties, THIS WAS A MAN . . . your local library would have it?." #2) TLS to Mr. Threadgold, 12 September 1975. She refers to her letter in the Sunday Times and a number of her books ("95 is enough!"). She says that Sunset over Dartmoor will be last book: "Now that I no longer write I have more time for gardening? and for resting!" #3 to #18) 14 TLS and a signed post card to George Arthur Fleet (a retired pensioner who worked for the Royal British Legion, the film trade, and a literary agency): 18 June 1980, 29 June 1980, 29 July 1980, 5 September 1980, 2 October 1980 (post card), 24 October 1980, 30 November 1980, 11 January 1981, 24 July 1981, 27 August 1981, 25 September 1981, 10 December 1981, 9 July 1982, 22 August 1982, 7 November 1982 (24 pp. in all); and 12 carbon TL 26 June 1980, 20 July 1980, 31 July 1980, 1 September 1980, 11 September 1980, 9 October 1980, 14 December 1980, 18 February 1981, 12 August 1981, 15 August 1982, 4 October 1982, 10 May 1983 (41 pp. in all). These items are on consignment with LDRB.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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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)

      London: Scolar Press, 1983. - SECOND EDITION LIMITED TO 80 SETS. 3 vols., this being copy #65, with the "A Note on Two Poems" signed by Barker as well as an original copy of Elizabeth & Robert Browning's "Two Poems". Bound in the deluxe binding of full dark blue/black morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, covers ruled in blind, matching blue cloth slipcase, LIKE NEW. Baker's Notes attempt to prove that EB & RB's "Two Poems" was the spark behind Wise's forging career. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fabergé

      Bangkok, Thailand: Office of Her Majesty's Private Secretary, [1983]. Oblong 4to. Extensively illustrated in color and black-and-white. Text in Thai and English. Original boards (light wear to edges); pictorial dust jacket (pale surface stain along spine). One of the scarcest and most sought-after works on Fabergé. This work celebrates one of the finest collections of Fabergé ever commissioned and was published at the behest of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirinthorn of Thailand in honor of His Late Majesty King Chulalongkorn. The work describes the King's relationship with Tsar Nicholas II and with the House of Fabergé, beautifully reproducing and describing the treasures in the Thai Royal Family collection commissioned from the famous jeweler. It is scarcely seen in the marketplace, only one copy appearing at auction in the last 30 years. Generally very clean and fresh.

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        TWENTY-ONE BROADSIDES: POEMS & PROSE FROM THE 1982-1983 WALKER ART CENTER READING SERIES.

      St. Paul, MN: Bookslinger Editions, 1983. small folio. 21 broadsides in cloth clamshell box with label on front cover. A collection of 21 broadsides with poetry or prose, each signed by the author. Most limited to 70 or 90 numbered copies. Many illustrated. Brochure on the Writer's Reading Series laid in. Printed by the Toothpaste Press. Clamshell box sunned at edges.

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        Teenage Lust

      New York: Meriden Gravure for Larry Clark, [1983]. 4to. 93 black and white plates; 27-page text commentary by the photographer. Original pictorial wrappers. Signed in felt-tip by Clark on the title. Photobooks, p. 648; Roth, pp. 244-245. Spine slightly toned and with vertical crease, otherwise fine.

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        The Witches

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. FIRST EDITION, a nice association copy, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR shortly after publication. Octavo, pp.208. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Publisher's cloth in original dust-wrapper. Edges a little dusty, else a fine copy, with presentation note to flyleaf; To / **** / with love / Roald Dahl / Oct 28th 1983 (flourish) Winner of the prestigious Whitbread Award, 1983. This volume is one of five inscribed Dahl books directly obtained from the recipient, a friend of Theo Dahl, the author's third child and only son. The books' owner spent much time around the Dahl house in Great Missenden and had an after-school job at Dahl and Son Antiques on the High Street. A separate written account of his time spent with the family is supplied with this book.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Ethel Mannin Collection of over 40 pages of Typed Letter Scripts (TLS), many signed

      1983. No binding. Ethel Mannin was a prolific and popular British novelist who wrote biographies, travel books, books for children, and autobiographies. Collection of many TSL contains Mannin describing her books and how they were written, travels in various countries, Fleet's family and the death of his wife, the Arab Israeli conflict, literature (Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence), old age, drinking too much, etc. Contents; #1) TLS to Victor Croxford, Midsummer's Night [24 June] 1972 : "I don't usually respond to requests for autographs, but you seem to be, like the miners (God bless them) a 'special case.' . . . My father . . . born on Midsummer's Eve and died on Christmas Eve, was a Cockney, of Irish extraction. He was born in a Wesminster slum. By going to night classes he eventually became a sorter at Mount Pleasant G.P.O., where he sorted letters for 40 years. . . . I am thinking of him tonight, and you mention Cockney humour. I wrote a little monograph of him in the fifties, THIS WAS A MAN . . . your local library would have it…." #2) TLS to Mr. Threadgold, 12 September 1975. She refers to her letter in the Sunday Times and a number of her books ("95 is enough!"). She says that Sunset over Dartmoor will be last book: "Now that I no longer write I have more time for gardening… and for resting!" #3 to #18) 14 TLS and a signed post card to George Arthur Fleet (a retired pensioner who worked for the Royal British Legion, the film trade, and a literary agency): 18 June 1980, 29 June 1980, 29 July 1980, 5 September 1980, 2 October 1980 (post card), 24 October 1980, 30 November 1980, 11 January 1981, 24 July 1981, 27 August 1981, 25 September 1981, 10 December 1981, 9 July 1982, 22 August 1982, 7 November 1982 (24 pp. in all); and 12 carbon TL 26 June 1980, 20 July 1980, 31 July 1980, 1 September 1980, 11 September 1980, 9 October 1980, 14 December 1980, 18 February 1981, 12 August 1981, 15 August 1982, 4 October 1982, 10 May 1983 (41 pp. in all). These items are on consignment with LDRB.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido]
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        The Chicken Without A Head: A New Version [Limited Edition, Signed]

      Portland: Trace Editions, 1983. First Edition. Limited to 500 copies of which this is no. 45 of 75 signed by the author. Octavo (23.5cm.); original deep salmon pictorial stitched wrappers; unpaged; illus. Fine. Signed by the author on colophon. Second publication by Trace Editions.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Witches

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. FIRST EDITION, a nice association copy, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR shortly after publication. Octavo, pp.208. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Publisher's cloth in original dust-wrapper. Edges a little dusty, else a fine copy, with presentation note to flyleaf; To / **** / with love / Roald Dahl / Oct 28th 1983 (flourish) Winner of the prestigious Whitbread Award, 1983. This volume is one of five inscribed Dahl books directly obtained from the recipient, a friend of Theo Dahl, the author's third child and only son. The books' owner spent much time around the Dahl house in Great Missenden and had an after-school job at Dahl and Son Antiques on the High Street. A separate written account of his time spent with the family is supplied with this book.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Magic Finger

      London: George Allen & Unwin, 1983. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Fifth impression. Signed by Roald Dahl on the first page in black marker. Very Good. Light soiling, light toning and light bowing to boards. Lacking the dust jacket, as issued. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        "Sky and Tulip-Fields, Flevoland".

      Seven color photos depicted on one photo-sheet, 34 x 75 cms.. Consisting of seven color photos, each measuring 9,5 x 9,5 cms. Signed 'Ger Dekkers', dated '1983' in the lower right, titled and numbered '108/300' in the lower left. Dekkers, Ger.

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        Roger Raveel over het tekenen van Roger Raveel

      Dokkum Stichting Kalamiteit 1983 - Bedrukt linnen, zonder stofomslag zoals uitgegeven, ongeopend in originele box van hout en karton, 30.5 x 21.5 cm, ongenummerde pp, paginagrote tekeningen in zw/w, zonder gedrukte tekst. Genummerd en gesigneerd in het colofon, ed. 600. Uiterst zeldzaam! ongeopend in originele box van hout en karton [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        GORILLAS IN THE MIST

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1983) - Fine First Edition, tight and unread, in a very near Fine price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. The intriguing, much loved story of Dian Fossey and her adventures documenting the vanishing breed of mountain gorillas. Basis for the 1988 Michael Apted-directed film starring Sigourney Weaver. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        The Work & Play of Adrian Wilson: A Bibliography with Commentary

      Austin, TX: W. Thomas Taylor/The Press at Tuscany Alley, 1983. Limited Edition. Half Leather. Fine. A monumental work, and no easy undertaking, this book combines the memoir of one of the 20th century's premier book designers with bibliography as the title suggests. Arranged chronologically, the edition pairs Wilson's reminiscences with a chronological bibliography and printed specimens from many of his works. Frontispiece portrait by Ansel Adams, hand lettered title page by Herman Zapf. Produced in an edition of 325 copies, this is copy #28. A stunning monument to a legendary designer. 158 pp. Folio. Brown leather spine with gold titling, tan linen boards with Wilson's juggler logo printed on cover. All edges deckled, clean within. Laid in is the one sheet, folded prospectus for the publication.

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        The BFG

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First British edition, second impression. Signed by Roald Dahl on the front free end paper in black marker. Near Fine with light reading wear to spine, toning to pages. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with light edge wear, light surface wear and publisher's original price intact. A very bright copy, signed by the author.

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        Ronald Searle in Perspective [With Signed Lithograph]

      New English Library, London 1983 - This is a special edition of a book which was also published as a standard hardback with jacket. This version is bound in full black leather with Searle's signature stamped in silver on the upper board all contained within a slipcase. There is no indication of limitation in the book but laid in is a coloured lithograph by Searle, signed and titled by the artist and with a limitation of 250 copies. The lithograph has the embossed stamp of Michel Casse of Paris, and measures 265mm x 185mm. There is one small dink to the opening edge of the slipcase. Category: Art & Design; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Petersfield Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        t Groot Waerelds Tafereel, Waar in de Heilige en Waereldsche Geschiedenissen en Veranderingen zedert de Schepping des Waerelds, tot het uiteinde van de Openbaring van Joannes, Worden afgemaalt, en ieder Konst-prent door Godsgeleerde Wysgeerige en Waereldlyke Uitleggingen, benevens de Tydrekeningen of Jaarboeken der Gevallen des Waerelds, naaukeurig in t Frans beschreeven. Wyders vertaalt, en met Vaarzen verrykt door den Hr. Mr. Abraham Alewyn.

      Amsterdam, Jacob Lindenberg 170X - 3 volumes in 1 binding, (frontispiece with explanation, 6, portrait) 158, 92, 66 p. Contemporary Leather with 7 raised bands, decorated with gilt, large Folio H. 43,3 x L. 27 x W. 6 cm. (The front- and back cover decorated with biblical images, the spine is restored at the edges, printed on large paper. Beautiful, handcoloured edition of the 'Groot Waerelds Tafereel', with the frontispiece, 1 portrait, 4 maps, numerous vignettes and the engravings from Romeyn de Hooghe, 94 in the Old Testament, 95-104 in the Apocrypha and 105-140 in the New Testament. Under each engraving is added a 'Dichtkundige Verklaaring' followed by a poem from Alwyn. All 140 engravings with a total of 800 different images, vignettes, and maps are contemporary handcoloured and heightened with gold. The colours that were used are still remarkably bright and the engravings and some of the text have been richly decorated with accents in gilt.) 3 delen in 1 band, (titelprent met verklaring, 6, portret) 168, 92, 66 p. Origineel Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, groot Folio H. 43,3 x L. 27 x D. 6 cm. (Het voor- en achterplat is bedrukt met bijbelse voorstellingen, de rug is aan de randen gerestaureerd, gedrukt op royaal papier. Unieke, handgekleurde uitgave van het 'Groot Waerelds Tafereel', met de titelprent, 1 portret, 4 kaarten, talloze sluitvignetten en de gravures van Romeyn de Hooghe, 94 in het Oude Testament, 95-104 in de Apocriefe Boeken en 105-140 in het Nieuwe Testament. Onder elke gravure staat een 'Dichtkundige Verklaaring' gevolgd door een gedicht van Alewyn. Alle 140 gravures met in totaal 800 verschillende afbeeldingen, sluitvignetten, en kaarten zijn origineel handgekleurd en met goud opgehoogd. De kleuren die zijn gebruikt zijn nog opvallend helder en er is rijkelijk gebruik gemaakt van het accentueren met goudverf van zowel de prenten als sommige tekstgedeeltes.) Poortman, W.C. (1983). Bijbel en Prent. Deel II: Boekzaal van de Nederlandse Bijbels, p. 106-120/Spaans, J. & Goedings, T. (2008). Romeyn de Hooghe. De verbeelding van de late Gouden Eeuwe, p. 48-57, 204-221 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The House on Mango Street

      Houston, TX: Arte Publico Press, 1983. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. 103 pages. One of the most important and popular books in the Chicano literary canon. One of just 500 copies (according to the publisher). First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback), with light scuffing to the covers. Award stick on front cover. Inscribed at length by Cisneros on the dedication page, 'To __ & __, under a Texas sky more brilliant than Kodachrome. Mil gracias por cuidarlo por mi. Abrazos, Sandra. 20 de Sept. 1986. Austin, TX.' With a printed email from the publisher describing the publishing process.

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        KODANSHA ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAPAN (9 VOLUMES)

      Tokyo: Kodansha International. Near Fine. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean blue vinly bindings have silver titles on spines & front covers. Eight volumes and a supplement. Texts tight, clean & intact. B/W photograph, drawing and map illustrations. Silver endpaper. Covers all facets of Japanese culture. Asia ; B/W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 3232 pages .

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        Winter's Tale [Presentation Copy]

      San Diego: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 20, 1983. First Edition, First Printing.. Hardcover. About Fine/Very Good at least. 688 pp. Hardcover. Publisher's original wheat colored cloth over boards, silver lettering and decorations to spine and front cover. Presentation Copy. Inscribed and dated a full month prior to publication. "8/12/1983 To Ruth Rogers, Mark Helprin ". [Not a shred of proof, but seems likely to be American ex-pat to England, River Cafe chef and owner Ruth Rogers. Additionally, years later, this copy found it's way into the library of the well known collector Otis Skinner Blodgett with his personal bookplate, signed and dated by him [London, 2001], affixed to the front paste-down. Book Condition: Gently pushed spine ends, superficial scuff mark to spine, else fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Wear to the extremities, spine ends and tips show salt and pepper loss; top to bottom crease to front flap, small tear to rear fold at bottom edge with bits of loss. Fred Marcelino's great cover illustration bright and vibrant, as is Jerry Bauer's full page portrait of Helprin filling up the rear panel. A very solid copy, still bright crisp, for this title which mostly got read to pieces. In our humble opinion a real tour de force: magical realism meets Americana as a long love letter to the greatest city in the world. Rare presentation copy with delightful provenance.

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        Teatral'no-Koncertnaja Moskva = Theatrical-Musical Moscow.

      Moscow: Moskovskaja Pravda, 1983. 8vo. illus. Very Good. Issues 2-3, 5, 7-8, 10-26, 28-29, 32-33, 34-36, 39-40, 42 of 42 weekly issues. 32 issues in total.

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        Teatral'naja Moskva - Theatrical Moscow

      Moscow: Moskovskaja Pravda, 1983. 8vo. illus. Very Good. Issues 1-3, 5, 7-8, 10-20, 22-23, 24-26, 29, 32-36, 39-40, 42 of 42 weekly issues. 31 issues in total.

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        A PLACE ON EARTH A REVISION

      San Francisco: North Point Press, 1983 First North Point Press edition, first prnt. One of 100 copies numbered and signed by Berry on the reverse of the colophon page. Copy #2. Preface for this edition by Berry. Gilt spine lettering just touched, touch of shelfwear on spine cloth bottom edge, faint beginning foxing on the edges; dustjacket with shallow crease and beginning edge toning on the rear panel; it is fitted off-center on the book (the spine is slightly foward on the front board). Very Good condition in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Originally published in 1967 by Harcourt Brace and World. This copy owned by Virginia Berry, the author's mother, and donated by Berry after her death to the Pendleton County Public Library to assist the Library in restocking its collection destroyed by flooding. TLS from the Director of the Library dated "May 13, 2008," laid-in detailing provenance. Letter folded and enclosed in Pendleton County Public Library envelope with holograph "Kevin." The North Point revision contains few additions and many deletions from the original which Berry considered "clumsy, overwritten, wasteful.". Signed & Numbered by Author. First Thus. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Association Copy. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Frost. - Nummerierte und signierte Ausgabe -

      357 Seiten 20 cm x 12 cm. Gewebe Nr. 818 der auf tausend Exemplare limitierten Auflage von 1983, welche ein Faksimile der Erstausgabe von 1963 darstellt. Von Thomas Bernhard handsigniert. Der Schutzumschlag weist Gebrauchsspuren auf. Im Bereich des Fußkapitals findet sich ein ca. 0,5 x 0,5 cm großer Ausriss, darüber hinaus Beschabung im Bereich des Buchrückens, einige Knickspuren und ein kleiner Einriss oben (siehe Foto). Das Buch ist, von einem Stempel auf Kopf- und Seitenschnitt sowie fliegendem Blatt des Vorsatzes ("Herstellung") abgesehen, beanstandungslos.

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        Sweeney Astray.

      Derry: Field Day,, 1983. A Version from the Irish. Octavo. Original grey-white rexine, titles to spine in black, vignette to front cover in black, black endpapers. With the dust jacket. Title page and text printed in orange and black, 2 illustrations by Colin Middleton. An excellent bright copy in the jacket with very slight creasing to top edge. First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page, "Seamus Heaney, August 1993". From the collection of Dr. Peadar Mac Maghnais, a Dublin based doctor and acquaintance of Heaney's from their attendance of the Cumann Merriman Gaelic summer school.

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        THE WORK & PLAY OF ADRIAN WILSON, A BIBLIOGRAPHY WITH COMMENTARY.

      Austin W. Thomas Taylor 1983 Folio (16 x 10.75 inches), quarter morocco and tan linen, gilt spine title, ornament in red ink on cover, 158 pp. frontispiece photo portrait of Adrian Wilson by Ansel Adams. Illustrated throughout with specimen pages of Adrian Wilson's work. Text contains a bibliographical catalogue of 196 numbered entries, including this volume as #196. Fine

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        The Name of the Rose

      San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,, 1983 & 1984. [Together with:] Postscript to The Name of the Rose. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. 2 works, large octavo and duodecimo. The Name of the Rose: original cream linen-backed light brown boards, decoration to front cover and titles to spine in bronze, map endpapers. With the dust jacket. Postscript: original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, light brown endpapers. With the dust jacket. Postscript: with 11 black and white illustrations. Light foxing to edges; an excellent set in the jackets with minor nicks to extremities. First American editions, first printings, signed by the author on the title page of both works. The Name of the Rose was originally published in Italian in 1980; the Postscript originally published in Italian in 1983.

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        Catskill Rivers. Birthplace of American Fly Fishing

      [New York]: Nick Lyons, Winchester Press, 1983. First edition. Illustrated. Maps by John Manilowski. 1 vols. 4to. Cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket. First edition. Illustrated. Maps by John Manilowski. 1 vols. 4to. Inscribed. With a choice inscription from the author to Jim Deren, proprietor of the Anglers Roost: "August 25, 1983, For Jim Deren, my first fishing mentor, a man who infects many with his love for the sport, with sincere appreciation and admiration. Mac Francis".

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        Gorillas In the Mist.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1983. First edition of Fossey's classic work. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Dian Fossey on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Signed first editions are rare. One of the most important books ever written about humans connection to the natural world, Gorillas in the Mist is the riveting account of Dian Fossey's thirteen years in a remote African rain forest with the greatest of the great apes. Fossey's efforts to ensure the future of the rain forest and its remaining mountain gorillas are captured in her own words and in candid photographs of this fascinating endangered species. As only she could, Fossey combined her personal adventure story with groundbreaking scientific reporting in an unforgettable portrait of one of our closest primate relatives. Although Fossey's work ended tragically in her murder, Gorillas in the Mist remains an invaluable testament to one of the longest-running field studies of primates and reveals her undying passion for her subject. It was made into the 1988 film directed by Michael Apted and starring Sigourney Weaver as Dian Fossey. It was nominated for five Academy Awards.

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        Weapons Systems and Political Stability

      University Press of America & Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service 1983 - Hardback book (no dust jacket) titled WEAPONS SYSTEMS AND POLITICAL STABILITY by Carroll Quigley. Co-published by University Press of America and Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 1983. Light rubbing/scuffing to boards otherwise in very good condition. Additional charge for international shipping.(LL-Base2-D-2) rareviewbooks Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Maltese Falcon (Special Arion Press Edition Limited to 400 copies).

      Arion Press 1983 - A fine copy of this private press book. Handsomely bound in a black moroccan leather spine stamped brightly in silver, and finely woven blue-gray cloth boards. With a striking image of a falcon, fashioned in leather and outlined in silver with a red eye. The falcon, measuring 6.25" high x 3.25 across at the base, appears on the front and rear boards. A splendid Arion production, a fine copy, virtually unread. With a tipped-in photograph of Hammett circa 1927, and a folding 4-panel panoramic photograph of Sam Spade's San Francisco as seen from the bay. With numerous full-page vintage photographs illustrating key locations in the text. With a special section at the end of the book: "On the Photographs." In the original slipcase with leather label on the spine; the case is near-fine with a touch of wear at the top of the spine edges. A splendid, collectible copy of this hard-boiled detective classic featuring Sam Spade. Samuel Dashiell Hammett (1894 – 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, screenwriter, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse). Hammett "is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time". In his obituary in The New York Times, he was described as "the dean of the. 'hard-boiled' school of detective fiction." Time magazine included Hammett's 1929 novel Red Harvest on its list of the 100 best English-language novels published between 1923 and 2005. His novels and stories also had a significant influence on films. Hammett was first published in 1922 in the magazine The Smart Set. Known for the authenticity and realism of his writing, he drew on his experiences as a Pinkerton operative. Hammett wrote most of his detective fiction while he was living in San Francisco in the 1920s; streets and other locations in San Francisco are frequently mentioned in his stories. He said that "All my characters were based on people I've known personally, or known about." His novels were one of the first to use dialogue that sounded authentic to the era. "I distrust a man that says when. If he's got to be careful not to drink too much. It's because he's not to be trusted when he does". (The Maltese Falcon, 1929)Raymond Chandler, often considered Hammett's successor, summarized his accomplishments in The Simple Art of Murder: "Hammett was the ace performer. He is said to have lacked heart; yet the story he himself thought the most of, The Glass Key, is the record of a man's devotion to a friend. He was spare, frugal, hard-boiled, but he did over and over again what only the best writers can ever do at all. He wrote scenes that seemed never to have been written before." (Wikipedia) Limited Edition of 400 copies, first edition, thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade), A Facsimile of the Manuscript, 2 Vols.; A Bruccoli Clark Book

      Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1983. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine. First edition, 1983. Two volumes, complete. Full leather with beautiful color inlay and onlay Zaehnsdorf bindings with gilt titles and gilt edges housed in cloth slipcase, clean unmarked text, Fine copies in Near Fine slipcase. Published by Gale as a Bruccoli-Clark title, this deluxe edition comes from Matthew Bruccoli's own collection, and we have been told by Rick Layman (Bruccoli's publishing partner) that Zaehnsdorf bound fewer than 50 sets this way to market to collectors, but that Gale trashed the majority of these, as they remained unsold. Matthew Joseph Bruccoli (1931-2008) was the foremost F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar and bibliographer of his time. Additionally, he wrote on, and edited critical editions of Hemingway, Hammett, Cozzens, Thomas Wolfe, John O'Hara, and Vladimir Nabokov. He studied bibliography under the tutelage of Fredson Bowers and worked with Jacob Blanck on the Bibliography of American Literature. He was responsible for the republication and rediscovery of dozens of forgotten American novels, and went on to be the editor and publisher of the 400+ volume Dictionary of Literary Biography, and was the chief editor of the University of Pittsburgh Press bibliography series.

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