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        Slow Learner: Early Stories

      Little Brown and Company Boston: Little, Brown and Company. (1984). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing at the the foot. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. Pynchon's editor Ray Roberts's copy, with his book label on the front pastedown. Roberts was an influential editor with Viking, Henry Holt, and then Little, Brown, and he worked closely with John Fowles, Martha Grimes, Thomas Pynchon, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He began editing Pynchon when the latter went to Little, Brown, starting with his book Slow Learner. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        BEYOND THE WALL. Signed

      New York: Rinehart And Winston, 1984 First Edition Inscribed by Edward Abbey on the front free endpaper. A fine copy in 1/4 gold cloth over orange paper covered boards, gilt titles to the spine in a virtually fine pictorial dustwrapper. 8vo. 203 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Unbearable Lightness of Being

      New York: Harper & Row, 1984.. First Edition of the author's magnum opus. Octavo. Original boards. Inscribed by Kundera. Fine in a fine dust jacket. When The Unbearable Lightness of Being was first published in English, it was hailed as "a work of the boldest mastery, originality, and richness" by critic Elizabeth Hardwick and named one of the best books of 1984 by the New York Times Book Review. It went on to win the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and quickly became an international bestseller. Rare signed and inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics

      Oxford: Phaidon/Christie's, (1984). Gilt titles on deep green cloth. 319pp. More than 1,000 illustrations, 200 in color. A scarce and important reference,. Hard Cover. Handsome copy with 3mm closed tears at top of spine to Brodart protected dj with 25 pound price intact. Small Quarto. . Near Fine/Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: J.L. O'Rourke, Ltd.]
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        Deaths and Entrances (Gregynog)

      Newtown, Powys: Gwasg Gregynog, 1984 Bound by James Brockman in blue and grey fabric covered boards, with a dark green goatskin spine titled in gold. With its VG green cloth slipcase. Internally, no inscriptions, edited with an introduction by Walford Davies, xiv, 61 pp, 8 pl (7 folded), 349*235 mm, illustrated with a frontispiece and seven double page water colours by John Piper, the title, initial and device in red, poem titles in red or green, an edition limited to 290 copies only. (see Esslemont/Hughes Gwasg Gregynog 9)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics (1st edition 1984 Phaidon hardback)

      Phaidon, 1984. First Edition. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. VG-/VG- 1st edition 1984 Phaidon large format, heavy hardback, price-clipped DJ, over 1000 illustrations, 200 in colour. Minor indents visible to rear of DJ with edge-rubbing to DJ, ex-owner gift note to fly-leaf, all else VG bright and unmarked. A stunning and highly regarded guide to Chinese ceramics from early Han and Tang right through to beautiful export pieces. A delight. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 0714880159. ISBN/EAN: 9780714880150. Inventory No: 028993.

      [Bookseller: 84 Charing Cross Road Books]
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        Deaths and Entrances

      Newtown Powys: Gwas Gregynog, 1984.. Illustrated by John Piper. First Thus. Fine. Folio Copy number 47 of a limited edition of 250. Letterpress printing from the pre-war Gregynog Press Victoria platen with illustrations at the Senecio Press using offset lithography. Edited with introduction by Walford Davis. There are seven double page illustrations and one single page - all in colour.Cloth boards with morocco spine in plain cloth slipcase. Heavy book which will require extra shipping.

      [Bookseller: Jackdaw Books]
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        A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. Complete in fifteen volumes comprising The Dark Lantern, Donkey Boy, Young Phillip Maddison, How Dear is Life, A Fox Under my Cloak, The Golden Virgin, Love and the Loveless, A Test to Destruction, The Innocent Moon, It wa

      Macdonald, London 1984-85.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Second edition, and the only other casebound issue. Original publisher's boards. A little tanning to the leaves of some volumes, else a lovely crisp set in very good dust wrappers, one of which is price clipped and with a single small snag, and several of which exhibit just a little light wear to head and base of spine panels. A super set of Williamson's celebrated and increasingly scarce sequence.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        The Lost Ones. Seven Etchings by Charles Klabunde

      The New Overbrook Press Stamford: The New Overbrook Press. 1984. This copy in a unique binding by Jack & Emma Craib: full black morocco with mother-of-pearl onlays forming design of characters from the play climbing out of the cylinder tube in which Beckett has set the play. The design reveals itself as a pictorial image only with the use of an anamorphoscope which is a 6 inch silver tube sitting on top of one of the marble onlays. Limited to 250 copies on Rives, each copy signed by Samuel Beckett. Each of the seven etchings is hand-numbered and signed by the artist, Charles Klabunde. Charles Klabunde, master engraver, was born in Nebraska where he spent the first two formative decades of his life. He received his MFA at the University of Iowa where his unusual talents were discovered by master print-maker Mauricio Lazansky who invited Klabunde to join his Print Workshop. Following his one-man exhibition at The Minneapolis Institute of Art, the artist moved to New York where he established his own printmaking studio and taught at Cooper Union. His work was prominently featured in the 1969 Associated American Artists' "New Talent in Printmaking" Exhibition and in 1970 in "five New York Printmakers" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1971, he received the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. His works are represented in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Gallery, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Bibliotheque Nationale etc. Klabunde's imagery and iconography, although highly individualistic, is often traced from the work of Bosch, Durer, Breughel, Callot, Rembrandt, Blake, Goya, Meryon, Redon, Klinger, Ensor, Magritte, Klee and Picasso. Samuel Beckett received the Nobel Prize in 1969 and great attention was focused on his next work, THE LOST ONES, which was his most sustained narrative to have appeared for many years. "Inside a flattened cylinder fifty metres round and sixteen high" live Beckett's lost people. Their relentless search for an escape from the cylinder gives THE LOST ONES a tragic force as a mirror of our own existence. Beckett requested that The New Overbrook Press edition include certain alterations to THE LOST ONES which make it the definitive version of his work. The author translated the text from the original French version, LE DEPEUPLEUR. The publisher, Charles Altschul, designed this limited edition as the inaugural offering of The New Overbrook Press. A graduate of Yale University, he has received numerous awards for his fine printing and bookmaking. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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