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        ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE

      NY: Wm. Morrow, 1984. First Anniversary edition. Limited to 1000 numbered copies signed by Pirsig. Copy #451. Issued without dustjacket. Slipcase with printed label. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine slipcase. Issued to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the book's publication. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. Limited Edition.The image are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        Bruce Nauman, New Mexico 1984

      Fotografia originale Cm 75x100 Ottimo (Fine)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Con gli uomini e con gli angeli. Venturino Venturi sulla traccia di Dante.,Firenze,Edizioni Pananti,1984

      Edizioni Pananti 1984 Prefazione e testi di Mario Luzi. Firenze, 1984; pp. 17, 63 tavv., cm 35x50. italiano

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        Enciclopedia dantesca, sussidio critico per tutti coloro che affrontano la scabrosa lettura ed il complesso studio della Divina Commedia Vol. I-V più un VI° che riguarda: biografia, lingua e stile, opere.

      Istituto dell'enciclopedia italiana 1984 Volumi sei in-4° pp. 22-1006-993-1071-1098-1171-1015 con 180 tav. a colori f.t. anche ripiegate. Legature in mezza pelle editoriale con titolo al dorso. Esemplare allo stato di nuovo. Opera molto rara da reperirsi ed indispensabile per gli studiosi di Dante.

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        La Dragogyne ou le schéma féminin

      Grafica Uno 1984 Textes et dix schémas à l'eau-forte en couleur par Estivals (cm 28x21). Création et exécution à la presse par Giorgio Upiglio Esemplare 2/15 H.C. stampato su carta BFK Rives 250 gr con caratteri Baskerville Monotype 169. Stampa di Ruggero Olivieri su torchio Vandercook. Custodia realizzata da Giovanni De Stefanis Ottimo (Fine)

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        Perpetua e Don Abbondio

      Sciardelli 1984 Con 6 acquaforti originali di Walter Piacesi, di cui 4 firmate e 2 nel testo non firmate. Presentazione di Indro Montanelli "Ricordo di Don Cesare" Testo composto in carattere Bembo e impresso al torchio da Ruggero Olivieri su carta a tino della Cartiera Sicars Ottimo (Fine)

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        Engine Turning 1680-1980. The Tools and Technique

      Privately Printed, 1984.. First & Only Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. Sm Folio 0950880108 Signed & Numbered by Author Hardback 215mm x 308mm tall (8.5" x 12" approx.). Pp (iv), 175 + 2 single-sided leaves with a Bibliography and a List of Rose Engine Makers, illustrated throughout in sepia and line, and with a folding plate of a Holtzappfel Rose Chuck and two tipped-in colour photographs. Small crease at head of spine, otherwise very good, in the original calendered, tan cloth-covered boards/gilt titles & decorations. Signed, Limited Edition, this being No. 54.

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        Miami Blues (Signed First Edition)

      St. Martin's Press New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Willeford on the front endpaper: "To John Melville / Sincerely / Charles Willeford." Fine and unread in an about Fine dust jacket. A touch of pinpoint rubbing at the corners of the jacket, else as nice a copy as one could imagine, an uncommon title to find signed. The first Hoke Mosley mystery, basis for the superb 1990 film starring Fred Ward, Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and arguably the best of the author's many fine novels.

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        The War of the End of the World

      SIGNED, LIMITED, FIRST US EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (stated, no other printing listed) Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1984. Author's Signature, no inscription, directly on the Limitation Page. This is #22 out of 250 in this Limited Slipcase Edition. No dust jacket, as issued. Rust colored Slipcase is Fine, no wear. Cloth Boards with guilt lettering show no wear. Text Clean, no marks. No remainder mark. Binding Tight and Square. Not ex-library. Not book club. Carefully packed in a Box and Shipped the same or next day from Dry, Smoke-Free shop. Email Confirmation with Tracking Number. International ships Air Mail.

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        Thinner

      NY: NAL Books, 1984. hardcover. F/NF. 1st edition, 1st printing Basis for the 1996 film starring Robert John Burke and Joe Mantegna. SIGNED (Stephen King) on title page. Book has small abrasion on front pastedown and sticker on rear pastedown. Jacket has 1 inch closed tear at top of rear panel, 1/2 inch closed tears at bottom of spine and front flap fold and minor edge wear. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        BOOK OF MERCY. Signed

      Toronto: Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1984)., 1984 First Edition Inscribed by Leonard Cohen on the title-page and dated in the year of publication. 'for...all good things, Leonard Cohen, Montreal, 1984.' 8vo. Unpaginated. 112 pp. A fine copy of this classic book of contemporary psalms in navy cloth, gilt titles and decorations in a fine pictorial dustwrapper. Exceptional copy. [29890] $850. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Ghostway (The Door Into Darkness)

      M – Hillerman, Tony – The Ghostway (The Door Into Darkness) – Dennis McMillan 1984 - Limited first edition, this is the true first of this title, published 18 months before the Harper trade edition. Number 177 of three hundred such copies numbered and signed by Hillerman in his early, straight crossed “T”, signature. Fine minus book and jacket. Book has a slight rub on spine near the top and small spot top page edges near spine, and jacket has a light scratch on back panel. The full, wrap-around dust jacket, by Chista Cantu, extends onto the flaps. Book is housed in a custom made, clamshell box.                                                                  

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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        Collezione di Sabbia: Emblemi Bizzarri e Inquietanti del Nostro Passato e del Nostro Futuro Gli Oggetti Raccontano il Mondo

      Garzanti, Milan, 1984. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Slight wear and foxing to original thick wraps. First edition of Calvino's late collection of meditations on the bizazrre, the disquieting, and the fantastic - inscribed to author, journalist and psychoanalyst Contardo Calligaris and dated 30.10.84. Touching on the Codex Seraphinianus, Roland Barthes, and Calvino's travels, both real and imagined. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041314. .

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        Homecoming

      Grove NY: Grove. (1984). The hardcover issue of her first book, a collection of poetry, published seven years before her award-winning first novel, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. Inscribed by the author in January of 1985, the year following publication. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with just slight wear to the spine extremities, and a touch of unnecessary black ink added to the crown. The hardcover issue of this book is very scarce, particularly in fine condition and signed. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Love Medicine

      First Edition ISBN: 0-03-0. Erdrich's first novel. Bound in publisher's orange wrappers. Fine condition. Signed by Erdrich on the title page. Original Wraps. Book condition: Fine condition. Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Handschriftlicher Brief, Goldstift auf hellrosa Japanpapier. Gefaltet in beschriftetem und gelaufenem Umschlag

      Ca. 120x62 cm. Umschlag: 20,5x14 cm. Kunstvoll kalligrafierter und gefalteter Brief an den Berner Sammler Paul Jolles über seine Performance mit Joseph Beuys "Introduction to the Sadges to the Alpes" anlässlich der Ausstellung an der Furk'Art 1984. Erwähnt u.a. Harry Szeemann. Der Brief, geschrieben mit Goldstift in der eigentümlichen Kalligrafie von Byars, übernimmt dabei den Gedanken der Performance, in der sich die beiden Künstler, jeder von der entgegengesetzten Seite aufsteigend, auf der Furkapasshöhe trafen. Der Brief, der sich in geraden und ungeraden Zeilen liest, wurde in der Form alttestamentarischer Gesetzestafel am oberen Rand doppelt gerundet geschnitten und von Byars kunstvoll gefaltet. (Zu den Briefen von Byars s. Briefe an Joseph Beuys, Hatje Cantz 2000.)

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        The BFG. Illustrations by Quentin Blake.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1984.. Second reprint. 8vo. 224 pp. Grey cloth, gilt lettered to spine, dust jacket, signed by the author on the first free endpaper, an unrelated gift inscription to the head of the same page. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Der Gouachen zum Totentanz.

      67 x 51 cm, Textheft (12 Bl.)., 2 s/w-Bl., 40 farb. Blätter, Lwd.-Mappe m. losen Blättern., Tadellos Die Entwürfe entstanden in Vorbereitung des 1966 in Holz geschnittenen und im gleichen Jahr in Dresden erschienen Werkes: «Der Totentanz von Basel.» Die Gouachen wurden bei Gerd Hajte 1982 reproduziert. 150 Exemplare wurden in der DDR herausgegeben. Nr 144. Textheft von Wolf Schön. Die Originale liegen in der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Die Muschel. ... hommage au féminin ....

      Quer-Kl.8° (12,5 x 31 cm), 16 Bl. m. 47 montierten Orig.-Photogr., 1 lose Textbeilage (2 Bl.), 1 auf hint. Überstehdeckel montierte Orig.-Muschel (!), Orig.-Kunstldr. in Schmuckschuber, , Tadellos. Ex. Nr. 36 von 69 Ex., vom Photographen im Impressum num. u. signiert. Der Text von Rolf Sachsse: «Die Binnenstruktur und die Aussenform der photographierten Körperteile ermöglichen den Strukturvergleich mit der Natur: Vagina zu Muschel, Fleisch zu Boden, Klitoris zu Strudel.» - Muschel zu Muschi.

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        Le bestiaire spirituel. Das geistliche Tierbuch.

      2° (52 x 41 cm), 56 S. m. Textabb., 4 lose farbige Orig.-Lithogr., OLdr. m. Goldpräg., Kopfgoldschnitt., Kanten tlw. etw. berieben, sonst tadellos. Ex. Nr. 42/150. Mit Widmung und grossformatiger Bleistiftzeichnungen a. Titelbl. (sitzender Mann, ganzseitig) und im Impressum (Taube). Übersetzt und herausgegeben von Edwin Maria Landau.

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        Autograph Note Concerning The Jesus and Mary Chain's First Single "Upside Down"

      [London]. [1984]. Holograph note written in black ink on both sides of a single sheet of lined notebook paper. Approximately 150 words. [2]pp. Near fine with light vertical fold, tiny single tear at the foredge, and top edge with scattered remnant from being torn from a spiral notebook. Original Autograph Letter Signed from The Jesus and Mary Chain lead singer Jim Reid to Creation Record's Alan McGee, the man who would sign the band to their first record deal and become their manager, probably tendered with the master tape of the band's first demo/single ("Upside Down") in the hopes of gaining attention. According to Dave Thompson's book Alternative Rock: "They recorded another demo and mailed it to the then-tiny indy Creation Records, in the hope of getting a gig at label head Alan McGee's Living Room club. He was impressed, not only booking the band, but also issuing their first single." The note outlines the problems with equipment, financing, and engineers they experienced during the recording: "We didn't have very much money so we went into an 8 track studio and recording it live (more or less) but it sounded f*cking awful. The guitar sound was terrible and the whole thing was very tame. Mainly because of the stupid bastard engineer who didn't understand what we were looking for. ... Hope you like it. It is called 'Upside Down' and was written by Jim Reid and William Reid." The letter ends with a list of band members, including original drummer Murray Dalglish who left the band at the end of 1984 in a dispute over money. A humorous and pivotal letter that led to the band signing with Creation and ultimately to their debut album Psycho Candy, one of the seminal indy albums of the 1980s. .

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        Social Graces

      Aperture Millerton NY: Aperture. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, illustrated with 69 black and white images of Fink's photographs. One of 250 signed and numbered copies issued with an original photograph, "Tavern on the Green", signed and dated on the back. Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1984. Quarto (262 x 224mm), gilt-lettered brown cloth; matching slipcase. A fine copy. Rare.

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        Robert Jacobsen. Le Créateur d'Espace.

      Sparekassen SDS, 1984. 4°. Illustrated with photos in b/w and colours. 224 pages. Orig. cloth in dust wrappers. Near fine/near fine wrappers. Slightly faded spine.. Text in French, German, English and Danish.** Med dedikation på smudstitelbladet fra Robert Jacobsen til arkitektur-professor Tobias Faber. *** Vedlagt er en orig. radering, der er håndkoloreret i farverne rød, blå og brun - nr. 50 af 100 og signeret med blyant og med målene 27,5x23,5. Helt ekseptionelt for normalt følges bogen af et silketryk i 3000 eksemplarer

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        The Frog Prince: A Play. Illustrated by Edward Koren

      Vincent FitzGerald & Co. New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Co.. 1984. One of 130 copies on Rives paper, printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress by Daniel Keleher. Page size: 10 inches x 8-1/2 inches, fine. Illustrated by Koren with one original etching, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist and four plates after drawings by Koren done for this book. The etching was pulled by Lynn Rogan of the Printmaking Workshop. The four additional illustrations were printed on Misu paper at The Meriden Gravure Company. The title page calligraphy is by Jerry Kelly. All copies were signed by both Mamet and Koren on the colophon. Bound in orange cloth stamped in frog-green, hand-made endpapers by Gerard Charriere. Mamet, a leading American playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner, has given the reader a witty and touching play which is perfectly represented by Koren's familiar hairy monster people usually gracing the pages of "The New Yorker Magazine." See an Image.

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        Vat. Ross 711: Livre des Tournois 1615

      Editions d'Art Ebony/Belser Verlag Zurich: Editions d'Art Ebony/Belser Verlag. 1984. Hardcover. Fine. 1984 Facsimile of 1615 manuscript, reproduced in full color on heavy stock. 158/500 copies.2 volumes. Tall 4to, 13"x8" (33x20cm). With codex volume. Facsimile bound in full tan calf with five raised spine bands, gilt spine and gilt & red stamped crest ont he cover. Facsimile reproduces the original in great detail, down to the original bookplates on the pastedown, and the binding stubs. Codex volume, 75pp, with facsimile images in balck and white, in fine plush cloth boards with calf spine. Both volumes housed in olive suedette slipcase. Fine in fine slipcase. Very RARE on the market and a sumptuous reproduction.

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        NUTCRACKER

      1984. 1. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. NUTCRACKER by E.T.A. Hoffmann. NY: Crown (1984). Square 4to, cloth, Fine in slipcase. LIMITED TO ONLY 250 NUMBERED SIGNED COPIES WITH A SIGNED/LIMITED ETCHING BY SENDAK. THIS COPY OUT OF SERIES ARTIST PROOF #20 of 25. Printed on paper made especially for this edition and beautifully illustrated in full color by Sendak. With this is ARTIST PROFF # 20 of 25 of a beautiful signed hand drawn lithograph by Sendak entitled "Faithful Nutcracker." Quite scarce.

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        World Without Men

      Xavier Moreau Inc New York: Xavier Moreau Inc. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION of one of Newton's most successful books, illustrated with 180 black-and-white photographs. Although the limitation is not stated, it is believed that the edition was limited to 200 copies. (New York): Xavier Moreau Inc., (1984). Tall quarto, original silver-stamped gray cloth, original slipcase. A fine copy.

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        Il tempio del gusto. roma e il regno delle due sicilie. sancasciano 1984.

      2 voll ril. in tela con sovr. e cust., cm 30x22, Vol. I: pp 422 di t., 61 tavv a colori f.t.; Vol. II: pp 284, 655 ill. b/n.

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        Signed portrait photo of Golda Meir used in Asher Kalderon's design of the 1984 10,000-shekel and 1985 10-shekel bank notes

      Black & White Portrait Photograph Signed, "Golda Meir", in Hebrew, 5" X 7" with border, image size 4.75" X 5.5", no date, no place. This image of Meir was used on the front of the Israel 10,000 shekel bank note, designed by Asher Kalderon, issued November 1984 by the Bank of Israel, and on the 10 shekel bank note, designed by Asher Kalderon, put in circulation in September 1985. Light edge and corner wear, overall very good condition with clean, dark signature.Meir served as the Minister of Labor, Foreign Minister, and as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel from March 17, 1969 to June 3, 1974. She is the first female Prime Minister of Israel, and was the third female Prime Minister in the world. Golda Meir was one of twenty-four people (and one of two women) who signed the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948. The following day, Israel was attacked by joint forces from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan and Iraq. Golda was issued Israel's first passport and went to the United States to raise money for the fledgling nation. When she returned, she was assigned to be the first ambassador to the Soviet Union. During her stay in Moscow, she attended high holiday services and was mobbed by thousands of Russian Jews chanting her name; Stalin's repression of Jewish identity in the Soviet Union made many observers wonder whether there was still a strong sense of community but the crowd's welcoming treatment provided the answer. The picture on the back of Meir's Israeli Shekel bank note is that of the crowd in Moscow surrounding her and lifting her in happiness.

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        Dated English Delftware

      Sotheby Publications, London, first edition, limited to 1000 copies, 1984.. Hardback, large quarto-size, 448 pages plus 16 coloured plates; numerous further half-tone illustrations in the text, index: publisher's navy-blue cloth, silver-blocked titling to spine: olive-green and full-colour dustwrapper. ••••CONDITION•• Very Good, not marked or written in, unclipped dustwrapper, unevenly faded and lightly worn at extremities. With several related papers loosely inserted including copy letters addressed to Thomas Burn, a famous collector. Heavy.

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        A Death in China (Signed First Edition)

      Atheneum New York: Atheneum, 1984. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by both authors on the title page. The third of three books Hiaasen wrote with Montalbano before embarking on a solo career. Slight fading and a few faint splashes to the top page edges, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Scarce signed by both authors.

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        Build - A Software Construction Tool. [In: AT&T Bell LaboratoriesTechnical Journal, July-August 1984, Vol. 63 No. 6 Part 2].

      [N.Y., AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1984]. 8vo. In the original yellow wrappers. A nice and clean copy. Pp. 1049-1059 (Entire volume: 1 leaf + pp. 1007-1212).. First description of the UNIX-based Build tool."The Build tool is used as a sophisticated method of generation and modifying software system. Build is being used successfully by a number of UNIX software-based projects at AT&T Bell Laboratories. [...] The Build tool is being used by a number of large software development projects as the primary software generation tool. Build plays a central role in the development strategies and standards used in these projects". (From the introduction to the present article)."Unix is unquestionably the most influential operating system ever developed; is has influenced virtually every subsequent operating system, including MS-DOS, Mac OS, Sun' Solaris, and many more". (Pfaffenberger, Bryan. Linux clearly explained, 1999, p. 3)

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        ORIGINAL ART: CHRISTMAS POEMS

      1984. HYMAN,TRINA SCHART. ORIGINAL ART FROM CHRISTMAS POEMS a book of poems selected by Myra Cohn Livingston and published by Holiday House in 1984. The piece offered here is a charming double-page spread appearing on pages 24 and 25 of the book. The image measures 16" wide x 9" high and is nicely matted. The scene is viewed through a window from the inside, executed in pen and ink with a wash. A fanciful gingerbread house sits on a snowy mountain. A teddy bear peers over the hill. In front of the house are 5 little children playing with a cleverly drawn acorn-man. This is a lovely, detailed piece.

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        German Postcard art reproduction signed, n.p., 1984

      Very Good. An abstract reproduced painting with wavy lines and shapes using yellows, blues, and reds. The work is entitled, Ohne Titel VI, 1984. Signed on the white border below the reproduction, "de Kooning." An excellent postcard reproduction with a bold signature.

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        NUTCRACKER

      1984. 1. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. NUTCRACKER by E.T.A. Hoffmann. NY: Crown (1984). Sq. 4to, cloth, Fine in slipcase. LIMITED TO ONLY 250 NUMBERED SIGNED COPIES WITH A SIGNED/LIMITED ETCHING BY SENDAK. Printed on paper made especially for this edition and beautifully illustrated in full color by Sendak. With this is a beautiful signed/numbered hand drawn lithograph by Sendak entitled "Faithful Nutcracker." Quite scarce.

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        FICCIONES

      New York: Limited Editions Club 1984. [New York: Limited Editions Club, 1984].. Thick oblong octavo. Full black aniline calf, stamped in blind. Spine a bit sunned, large bookplate of James S. Copley on front pastedown, otherwise near fine in faintly shelf-rubbed slipcase. First edition in this format, illustrated with twenty-two original hors texte silkscreens printed by Jo Watanabe after designs by Sol Lewitt, who also undertook the design. Prefatory essay by Alexander Coleman. One of fifteen hundred copies, signed by Lewitt.

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        BACKBONE OF THE KING

      1984. 3. BROWN,MARCIA. BACKBONE OF THE KING: the story of Paka'a and his son Ku. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawaii Press (1966, 1984). 4to, 180p., cloth, fine in dust wrapper. Originally published by Scribner in 1966, this edition is INSCRIBED BY BROWN to a person who helped her with the original edition of the book:"To Margaret, Our old labors in a new color, but looking good because of your lovely work. With much love, Marcia." SOLD WITH A CLOTH FOLDER HOLDING A COMPLETE SET OF THE LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTS USED IN THE BOOK, PULLED ON JAPANESE TISSUE! The inscription to the prints has the title in Marcia Brown's hand, giving the folder to Margaret A. Evans signed and dated June 1966. The text of the book retells an ancient Hawaiian legend of a brave young boy who endeavors to restore his father to his position of royal guardian to the king. It is based on a 19th century version of the story by Moses Nakuina. Brown discovered the legend on a trip to Hawaii and spent 12 months painting in preparation for the book. The prints are stunning and each one is signed by Brown. This is an amazing offering of work by a great Caldecott Award winning children's illustrator.

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        JESTER'S DOZEN

      Lord John Press Northridge: Lord John Press, 1984. First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies and 50 specially bound numbered copies all signed by Updike. Copy #45 of the 50 specially bound copies. Foreword and illustrations by Updike. Quarter-cloth with printed label on spine, Patterened paper over boards. Issued without dustjacket. Fine condition. Contains twelve poems and drawings by Updike for the Harvard "Lampoon" between 1951-54.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Italian Ketubbot: Illuminated Jewish Marriage Contracts / Ketubbot Italiane. Antichi Contratti Nuziali Ebraici Miniati. Texts of V. Colorni - I. Fishof - P. F. Fumagalli - G. Laras - L. Mortara Ottolenghi [SIGNED]

      Associazone Italiana Amici Dell'Universita di Gerusalemme Milan: Associazone Italiana Amici Dell'Università di Gerusalemme, 1984. Hardcover. vg. Folio. 270 total pages of text with b/w facsimile photographs and color illustrations plus 60 plates of full page, color images of Ketubot with bilingual text in English and Italian. Brown paper boards with black lettering on front cover and spine as issued in original lovely decorative dj. 1/100 limied copies signed in pen by the President of the Associazone taliana Amici Dell'Università di Gerusalemme, (Italian Association of the Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Romol Deotto. Text in Italian. Minor bumping to head and foot of spine, otherwise book and dj are in near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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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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        NEUROMANCER

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1984 "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." Gibson's literary agent's copy of the actual Xerox corrected typescript used to publish the first UK & first hardcover edition of Neuromancer with his name [Christopher Priest] & contact information sticker on the first page. 8vo., 8 1/2" x 11" white bond, 303pp. Bound in a blue business 'Joca' file binder with a plain typed label on the upper cover. In addition, 42 non-sequential pages [Xerox] with additional corrections inserted loosely at the back of the binder. A rare state of this breakthrough defining novel & Nebula, Hugo and Philip K. Dick Award winner. Gunn, The New Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction. Pringle. 100 Best Science Fiction Novels. Of the three or four modern cornerstone SF novels of the 20th century that will stay top-of-mind for the foreseeable future, Neuromancer along with Dune, Stranger In A Strange Land & Do Androids Dream lead the way.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        DURAN DURAN: The First Four Years of the Fab Five

      New York & London: Proteus, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to. Pictorial boards in matching dustjacket. Near fine in like DJ. Jacket has trace rubbing. Very faint price sticker shadow to front panel. Else bright and sharp. Book has a couple of small corner bumps. Else clean and sound. Together, a very attractive example of a genuinely uncommon title, especially so in this edition which was produced primarily for the institutional market, a fact the condition of most copies offered (unlike this one) reflect. Scarce hardcover issue of Neil Gaimon's first book, a biography of the then-wildly-popular British band. It went through only one rather small print run before the publisher went out of business and has never been republished. Indeed, for many years, Gaimon referred to the book - which he undertook only for the money - as his "dark secret." Gaimon is the author of The Sandman series of graphic novels, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, among numerous other works in an impressive variety of genres. He is the winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Newbery awards. The future "A1" entry in this bestselling and important author's bibliography.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        SUMMERTIME

      Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2012. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2012. Hardcover. As New/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 54 pages. Retrospective collection of portrait-photographs. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. Deluxe Clamshell Box Edition of 25 numbered and signed copies. Published simultaneously and should not be confused with the First Limited Edition. They have the same ISBN. An austerely elegant production by Mark Steinmetz and Chris Pichler: Oversize-volume format. Salmon cloth boards with large photographic reproduction pasted in front and gilt titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Photographs, Captions, and brief text by Mark Steinmetz. 11 X 14 inch silver-gelatin print encased in its own protective plastic sleeve and laid into the box. Matching salmon clamshell box with photographic reproduction pasted on the cover. Printed on thick uncoated Japanese stock paper that uses the publisher&#39;s exclusive "Daido black" ink to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its most collectible format, Mark Steinmetz&#39;s "Summertime". "A series of portraits of kids and teenagers caught in the midst of activity in distinctly American settings. Made between 1984 and 1991, when kids and teenagers were able to roam their neighborhoods with less supervision than today, riding bikes without wearing helmets, and hanging out without constant digital interruptions, these black-and-white photographs capture the light and feel of an endless summer" (Publisher&#39;s blurb). Although the photographs were taken in cities like Boston and Chicago, the aesthetic approach and social themes are in the same vein as Steinmetz&#39;s celebrated "South" Trilogy. A "must-have" edition for Mark Steinmetz collectors. <b><i> This copy is one of the Deluxe Clamshell Box Edition, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) on the title page by the photographer: "Mark Steinmetz 2012". This is the very last copy of the edition, indicated as such on the 11 X 14 inch silver-gelatin print that is encased in its own protective plastic sleeve and laid into the box. The print is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully numbered and titled in pencil on verso by the photographer: "25/25 Mark Steinmetz Ansonia, Connecticut 1985". This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the Deluxe Clamshell Box Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Like Steinmetz&#39;s other books, its value will not only keep but go up quickly over time. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> 45 duotone plates, 1 original silver-gelatin print. Mark Steinmetz&#39;s "South" Trilogy is now widely regarded as one of the greatest photographic projects of our time. One of the most brilliant living photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARK STEINMETZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1590053486.

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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        Two Generations

      Hodder & Stoughton London: Hodder & Stoughton. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by All Authors. 1984. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0340354208 . A handsome First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by AUTHORS Edmund Hillary and son Peter Hillary directly on the title page; Hillary's frank and engaging biography, "written with good humour and total honesty by a father and son who do not always look eye to eye, but share a zest for adventure which they communicate unstintingly" (from the dust-jacket) .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why ]
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        NEUROMANCER

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1984 "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." Gibson&#39;s literary agent&#39;s copy of the actual Xerox corrected typescript used to publish the first UK & first hardcover edition of Neuromancer with his name [Christopher Priest] & contact information sticker on the first page. 8vo., 8 1/2" x 11" white bond, 303pp. Bound in a blue business &#39;Joca&#39; file binder with a plain typed label on the upper cover. In addition, 42 non-sequential pages [Xerox] with additional corrections inserted loosely at the back of the binder. A rare state of this breakthrough defining novel & Nebula, Hugo and Philip K. Dick Award winner. Gunn, The New Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction. Pringle. 100 Best Science Fiction Novels. Of the three or four modern cornerstone SF novels of the 20th century that will stay top-of-mind for the foreseeable future, Neuromancer along with Dune, Stranger In A Strange Land & Do Androids Dream lead the way.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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