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      Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1985, 1986. First Editions. Octavos. Three-Volume Set. Hard cover with dust jacket. VG/VG. Stated First Edition. Each volume is signed by Paul Auster on the Title Page. All three books are in very good condition; tight binding, text and pages are clean and unmarked, boards are neat and clean. Dust jackets are NOT price-clipped and show light shelf wear and is wrapped in protective brodart for added protection. NOTE: City of Glass is in first-state dust jacket, with NO Publisher's device on spine. PRICE IS FOR SET. WD Consignment . Shelve in Case # 2. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        THE RECIPE BOOK 1659-1672 of ARCHDALE PALMER, Gent. Lord of the Manor of WANLIP in the County of Leicestershire

      Sycamore Press 1985 - Drawings by Maureen Hallahan. A "Recipe" book that you might look for in the kitchen.Over 150 cures, remedies & tinctures for such things as Running Gowte, Scurvey, Dropsy, Winde Collick & for Moths in Carpets, Turky work Stooles & Chayres & Hangings. Copies of original manuscripts followed by the modern transcriptions. Spine base bumped [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Treasure Trove Books]
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        The Proceedings of the Charaka Club (Complete in 12 Vols.)

      New York and Baltimore: William Wood and Company (Vols. I-IV); Paul B. Hoeber (Vols. V-VII); Columbia University Press (Vol. VIII); Richard R. Smith (Vol. IX); The Williams & Wilkins Company (Vol. X); Richard R. Smith (Vol. XI); and Hastings House (Vol. XII), 1985. Hardcover. Very Good. A very solid copy of the complete 12 volume set of the Proceedings of the Charaka Club, which "was organized in November, 1898, by a number of medical men of this city who were interested in the literary, artistic and historical aspects of medicine, and who hoped to find some recreation if not profit in dealing with this, the less serious, side of their art" (from the Introduction). Published between 1902 and 1985, all 12 uniform octavos are tight and well-preserved in their cloth-backed gray boards. A bit of very light wear at a number of the spine ends and tips but the set easily merits a VG to VG+ and remains very handsome. The first 8 volumes also include clean, brght examples of the publisher's printed paper cover labels and gilt top-edges. And Vol. XII includes the publisher's unprinted dustjacket, which is crisp and Near Fine. The first 4 volumes were limited to under 400 copies each, volumes V-VII were limited to 500 copies each and volumes VIII-XII consisted of an unspecified limitation. This set very likely belonged to G. Canby Robinson (the first Dean of Vanderbilt Medical School and the subsequent Director of Cornell Medical School) and includes 3 of his TLSs (from 1929 and 1930) laid-into Vol. I. Furthermore, Vol. II is inscribed by Merrill Moore (Harvard Medical School psychiatrist) to G. Canby Robinson and Vol. X is inscribed and initialled by Edwin A. Locke, pre-eminent American psychologist and pioneer in goal-setting theory. "The name of the Club was chosen in honor of the Hindoo Sage whose history is given in the first article by Dr. Sachs. The design for the title page and book-plate was made by Mr. George W. Maynard" (also from the Introduction).

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" Adventures of a curious character. [By] Richard P. Feynman, as told to Ralph Leighton; edited by Edward Hutchings

      Original edition (hardcover, dust-jacket) of the only non-technical book by Richard Feynman published during his lifetime, mainly responsible for his reputation at large. This is arguably the best-known expression of the 'human side' of a great scientist, and an enduring classic of twentieth-century humanism, not to say joie de vivre and "the pleasure of finding things out". More than half a million copies of this book have been sold in seven languages or more. A copy just signed by Feynman and Leighton, but not inscribed, made $35,000 at auction, December 2017. -- ¶ The present example is inscribed "For Mr McQuigg [from] Richard P. Feynman" in black ball-pen ink on the half-title (page [1]). -- Howard McQuigg was Feynman's longtime piano-tuner. They had met in 1961 when Feynman asked McQuigg to tune the piano that he had just bought for his new home on Boulder Road. Feynman himself was tone-deaf: He couldn't distinguish volume from frequency (which might explain his well-known enthusiasm for drumming, by way of compensation); but pianos haunted him somehow: His first wife had been an accomplished pianist; she had taught his sister to play; they had sold Arline's piano to pay for her medical care; and now he had bought a piano for his new bride Gweneth. -- And so the two men, the physicist and the piano-tuner, got along famously, it seems, plunging instantly into long talks about real and perceived tones, cents, and the stiffness of piano-strings. Following up on one of these conversations, Feynman wrote McQuigg a six-page letter on the subject: "I suspect", he concluded, that "you piano tuners have been mistuning pianos since they were invented". Be that as it may, the two men certainly enjoyed a long and cordial relationship for the rest of Feynman's life, and towards the end -- although Feynman tried very hard in general not to sign or inscribe his books -- he made an exception for McQuigg, offered here with a copy of the 1961 letter (six pages) and an offprint of its appearance in Physics today 2009 (four pages) signed by its editor. -- -- Signed copies of this book are notoriously rare; inscribed copies are rarer still; and copies inscribed to interesting, identifiable individuals are rarest of all. Indeed Feynman's signature has become something of a 'Feynman story' of its own: The famous physicist, it seems, who understood so much, could never understand why people collect autographs. He asked one collector, "Could you please write and explain it to me?" To another he wrote, "I'm sorry to have to inform you that I do not send autographs"; and then he signed the letter, thereby sending an autograph. He even made a bet, once, on how many times he would have to sign his name in connection with a certain speaking engagement. He lost. Requests for Feynman's signature were referred routinely to his secretary, who returned instead a printed card saying firmly that "Professor Feynman has found it necessary to refuse all requests for autographs". The result of all this is that Feynman's signature is very rare indeed, and highly prized. -- -- ¶ In sum, this is an elegant and evocative association copy, neatly uniting Feynman's ear, his mind, and his heart. -- -- ¶ Collation: 209 x 140 mm (8¼ x 5½ inches): 176 leaves, paginated [1-7] 8-350 [351-352 blank]. -- Binding: Publisher's quarter orange cloth lettered in gilt, orange boards, plain wove endpapers, no headbands, all edges trimmed and plain. Pictorial dust-jacket dated "1-85", priced $16.95. -- Condition: Fine, apparently unread; dust-jacket near fine, price intact. Collated perfect. -- References: Gleick Genius (1993) 64-65; J. C. Bryner "Stiff-string theory: Richard Feynman on piano tuning", Physics today volume 62, no. 12 (December 2009), pages 46-49. -- -- ¶ Provenance: Howard James McQuigg (1916-2002), piano-tuner, of Monrovia nr Pasadena, inscribed to him as above. By descent; sold 28 May 2010.

      [Bookseller: Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts]
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        44 Wilde 1944 (Being a selection of 44 images from a sketchbook kept by John Wilde mostly in 1944)

      Mount Horeb, Wisconsin: Perishable Press (Walter Hamady), 1985 - Original handmade paper covers. 26 x 19 cm. Full page illustrations. Unpaginated. Edition of 200 copies. Fine.Mailing label from Perishable Press included. John Wilde, an American surrealist associated with the Magic Realist school of painting, whose fantastic, darkly humorous images brought him fame far beyond his native Wisconsin, died on March 9, 2006 at his home in Cooksville. He was 86.The cause was cancer, said his dealer, Tory Folliard of the Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee.Mr. Wilde (pronounced WILL-dee) dedicated his six-decade career to painting, with an exacting touch, narratives involving grotesque, doll-like people in otherworldly situations. He was inspired partly by Salvador Dalí and partly by Northern Renaissance masters like Bosch and Grünewald.Mr. Wilde often painted himself into his pictures, giving himself a weirdly oversized and misshapen head. He also created intensely detailed, colorful and mysteriously glowing still lifes.Although he lived his whole life in Wisconsin -- except for a wartime stint in the Army -- Mr. Wilde rejected the regionalism of artists like Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry. Instead he became part of a loose community of like-minded Midwesterners -- including Marshall Glasier, his teacher at the University of Wisconsin, and the Chicago-based fantasy painter Gertrude Abercrombie -- who advocated idiosyncratic and freely imaginative forms of expression. His paintings also relate to those of New York-based Magic Realists like Paul Cadmus and George Tooker. For Mr. Wilde's solo exhibition in New York at the Edwin Hewitt Gallery in 1950, the ballet impresario Lincoln Kirstein, a friend of Cadmus and the New York Magic Realists, wrote the brochure text.Paintings by Mr. Wilde were included in "Surrealism USA," a major exhibition at the National Academy Museum in New York last year. Currently two shows of Mr. Wilde's works are on view: at Spanierman Gallery in New York and at Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        I Mille di Marsala Album fotografico

      Manfrini Editori, 1985. ITALIANO 0,5 Legatura editoriale in cartoncino rigido plastificato, con copertina illustrata. Pagine in buonissimo stato, ricche di fotografie in nero, con didascalie, nel testo. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        WarholBasquiat Paintings

      Original Exhibition Poster (485 x 305 mm). Colour offset lithograph, on coated wove paper. Small flake missing from left edge, central horizontal fold, light creasing, one drawing pin hole apiece in each corner, signed by Warhol in red felt pen, towards the head. New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Le Cercle De Westphalie divisé en tous ses Estats Et Souverainetés dresse sur les memoires les plus nouveaux. Par le Sr. Sanson Geographe Ordinaire du Roy. A Amsterdam chez Pierre Mortier et Compagnie. Avec Privilege.

      87,5 x 58 cm (Bildgröße), 103 x 63 cm (Blattgröße) Loeb 8.E (in: Speculum Orbis 1985/1, S. 16ff Raubdruck) vgl. Hostert 19 (die Orig.-Karte) u. S. 119ff. Zeigt den westfälischen Kreis in dem Gebiet Niederländische Grenze, Weserlauf, Nordsee, Braunschweig, Hessen, Luxemburg, Trier. Oben rechts Titelkartusche, unten rechts Meilenzeiger. Über der Karte ausführliche Schriftleiste "Le Cercle de Westphalie ou sont Les Eveschés de Munster Osnabruck Paderborne Lyege, les Abbayes dEssen, Werden, St. Cornelis-Munster, Stablo, Corve et Herworden, Les Duché de Iuliers, Cleve, Berg et Ferden, La Principauté de Minden, les Comtés dEmbden, Oldenbourg, Diepholt, Hoye, Schawenburg, Spiegelberg, Ravensberg, Lippe, Ritberg, Benthem, Stenford, Tecklenburg, La Marck, Nassaw-Dillenberg, Seyn, Wied, Meurs, Gronsfeld, Manderscheid, Virnenberg, Arenberg, &c. les Villes Imperiales de Cologne, Aix la Chapelle et Dortmund. Dressé sur les Memoires les plus Nouveaux Par le S. Sanson Geographe Ordinaire du Roy ".Von zwei Platten gedruckt und zusammengesetzt. // Zustand: Kräftiger Plattendruck, schönes Grenz- und Flächenkolorit. Mittelfalz durch das montieren der beiden Blätter. Ränder leicht gebräunt. /hinten

      [Bookseller: Altstadt-Antiquariat Nowicki-Hecht UG]
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        Campania Guida alla riscoperta delle civiltà scomparse nel Salernitano, nell'Irpinia, nel Sannio e nel Casertano

      Newton Compton editori s. r. l. - Roma, ROMA 1985 - Itinerari archeologici ITALIANO Ottimo stato, coperta illustrata in cartoncino patinato, talloncino adesivo su piatto inferiore, cima e piede appena sfregati, cerniera stretta, tagli lievemente ingialliti, pagine come nuove. Su frontespizio firma d'appartenenza con luogo e data. Illustrazioni e cartine in b. e n., in testo e fuori testo. VI volume della collana Itinerari archeologici. Ristampa della I edizione.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Monatlich herausgegebene Insecten-Belustigung. 4 Bände in 7 Teilbänden und Kommentarband (komplett). Faksimile-Reprint der Ausgabe 1746 bis 1761.

      22 x 18 cm. Mit zahlreichen farbigen Tafeln. Marmorierte Original Pappbände mit Rückenschildern in Original-Schubern (wie neu). *Schöne, in guter Druck- und Papierqualität herausgegebene Faksimileausgabe des bedeutenden Insektenwerkel von Rösel von Rosenhof. - Komplett und inkl. des erst 1985 erschienenen Kommentarbandes in neuwertiger Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd Braun]
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        Storie di Animali

      TORINO: Petrini Editore, 1985. IED. Brossura. BUONO. 13,5 20,5. Pagina Bianca USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Landolt-Börnstein, Zahlenwerte und Funktionen aus Naturwissenschaften und Technik; Neue Serie, Gruppe V: Geophysik und Weltraumforschung, Bd. 2., Geophysik der festen Erde, des Mondes und der Planeten, Teilband b.

      Springer Verlag; 1985. XIV, 468 Seiten; Hardcover/ Großformat Der Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Werks ist trotz seiner Bibliotheksnutzung sehr sauber. Es befindet sich lediglich ein Bibliotheksstempel im Buch; ordnungsgemäß entwidmet. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Pinball, 1973

      Tokyo: Kodansha, 1985. First Edition. Paperback. Like New. First edition, first printing. 215, (1) pp. Patterned white wraps. Fine in Fine dust jacket with Near Fine obi belly band that's slightly rubbed along its edges. A little light wear to head of jacket, age-toning to pages. Includes original blue bookmark, which reads "Enjoy Reading English!" on one side, Japanese on the other. Murakami's scarcest novel, a small paperback original printed in Japan in English five years after its Japanese language debut. As the scarce obi band and bookmark attest, this edition was designed to help boost Japanese readers' abilities in the English language.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Milton Glaser

      Tokyo: ggg books, 1985. Fine/Fine. First edition. Small octavo. 63, [1]pp. Illustrated in color. Decorated glazed boards. Text in English and Japanese. Fine in fine printed wraparound band. Artist monograph published in Japan as part of a series on American designers and graphic artists. The text consists solely, aside from captions and publishing information, of brief one-page introductions by Glaser and Yokoo. This copy Inscribed by Glaser: "For Shigeki Ono best wishes Milton Glaser." Shigeki Ono was a designer with the book's printer and directed the printing of this book, and most of the other books in the series. He is acknowledged in the publisher's colophon.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Il Perù degli Inca

      Edizione CDE, MILANO 1985 - ITALIANO Legatura in cartoncino rigido con titolo in oro al dorso e fregio impresso al piatto. Sovraccoperta illustrata con alette. Pagine in buono stato, con leggere bruniture. XXXVII ( 37 ) fotografie in nero, fuori testo, e una carta geografica. Traduzione di Mario Andreose.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Private Dokumentation zu Le Corbusier; 3 Ordner m. Fotokopien, 1 Ordner m. Photographien].

      o. J. [ca. ] 1985 - Dokumentation: 3 Ordner m. ca. 600 einseitig bedruckten Bl. meist m. Abb. u. Plänen; «Fotos»: 34 Bl. m. mont. selten farb. Orig.-Photographien (Negative u. Kontaktkopien beiliegend), Lose Bl. in Bundesordnern., Ordner min. beschienen, sonst tadellos. Aus verschiedenen Quellen - meist aber aus der Garland-Ausgabe (wohl dem «Le Corbusier Archive» 1982) - zusammengetragene, umfangreiche Dokumentation (meist engl., auch frz. u. selten ital.) in 3 Ordnern. Dazu 1 Ordner «Fotos zum Vortrag über Le Corbusier» meist mit Fotos von Fotos oder aus Büchern, selten mit eigenen Aufnahmen zu Werken Le Corbusiers und Walter Gropius. Die Dokumentation zu den Werken: «Dom-ino 1914 - 1915»; «Weissenhof, Stuttgart 1927», «Villa Stein, Garches 1927», «Villa Savoy, Poissy 1929 - 1931», «Palais Centrosoyus, Moskau 1929/1931», «Pavillon Suisse, Paris 1930/1932», «Immeuble Clarté. Genf 1930/1932», «Cité de Refuge, Paris 1932/1933», «Algier 1933», «Rentenanstalt, Zürich 1933», «Immeuble, 24 Rue Nigesser et Coli, Paris 1933», «Ministerium für Erziehung und Gesundheit, Rio 1936», «Exposition Internationale, Paris 1937». Dabei ebenfalls Fotokopien von Aufsätzen von/zu Le Corbusier (von Tim Benton, Stuart Cohen und Barry Maitland). - Rolf Schaal (1924-1998), 1967-1967 ausserordentlicher Professor für Baukonstruktion, 1967-1972 ausserordentlicher Professor für Architektur und Konstruktion, 1972-1989 Ordinarius für das gleiche Lehrgebiet. 9100 gr. Schlagworte: Architektur - ArchitektInnenNeueingänge - Architektur, Design

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1985. Quarto. Original illustrated covers, titles to front cover and spine in black, dark blue endpapers. No dust jacket issued. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine ends and corners slightly bumped. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to the title page: "Sarah love Roald Dahl".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Photographie originale signée de Serge Gainsbourg

      S.n. circa 1985-1990, 17,5x24cm, une feuille. - S.n. circa 1985-1990, 17,5x24cm, une feuille. - fotografia originale. Gelatina d'argento stampa in bianco e nero d'epoca. Autograph sentito in Serge Gainsbourg. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Photographie originale. Tirage gélatino-argentique d'époque en noir et blanc. Signature autographe au feutre de Serge Gainsbourg.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Decor puellarum.[Paris, ca. 1740]. 4to (23.5 x 18 cm). Manuscript in Italian written in black ink on laid paper. Loose quires, never sewn or bound.

      Cf. P. Allen, The concept of women, p. 659; M. Lowry, "Humanism and anti-Semitism in Venice: the strange story of 'Decor puellarum'", in: Bibliofilia LXXXVII (1985/86), pp. 39-54. A mid-18th-century manuscript transcription of the first (1471) edition, in the original Italian, of an anonymous work about the customs, habits and proper behaviour of young women and addressed directly to them. That edition, printed by Nicolas Jenson in Venice and dated "1461", but actually printed in 1471, was thought to be the first book printed in Italy until Claude Gros de Boze (1680-1753) showed in 1743 that the printed date in the colophon (MCCCCLXI) is incorrect and should have included a second X. The present manuscript copy was probably made in Paris when Jenson's edition was still thought to be the first book printed in Italy. The topics covered in the text, according to its own chapter headings (following Allen's translation), are: the appropriate and necessary goodness of the wise and most prudent maiden; the virtues that are proper for you; the order of life that you must preserve; the manner of beautiful dress; honest loves and holy desires; and lofty thoughts and devoted recommendations and contemplations, from the creation of the world to the final judgement. Even after De Boze proved the 1461 erroneous, the Decor puellarum remained one of the most sought after incunabula, both as one of Jenson's earliest productions and for its important text, whose author remains unidentified.With the first leaf foxed, but otherwise in fine condition and with large margins, with only an occasional very minor spot.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Coast to Coast Walks.

      (1985). 1985 - 75:56 cm. Farbige Lithographie (?) auf Velin. Original-Ausgabe. Eins von 100 vom Künstler mit Beistift sign., dat. u. num. Exemplaren.

      [Bookseller: M + R Fricke]
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        British Warblers

      Collins, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Used: Like New/Fine. The scarce hardcover first edition, first printing of British Warblers, New Naturalist No. 71 in fine condition. Dust jacket not price clipped in publisher's 'duraseal' plastic. 'Duraseal' wrapper rubbed.

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
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        [Screenplay]: The Confidence Man [with] Proposal

      Brookline, Massachusetts: Sapphire Film Enterprises, 1985. Fine. Two quartos. Both comb bound in blue wrappers. Each fine. A screenplay for a 90-minute, made-for-television movie based on the Herman Melville novel of the same name, along with a copy of the official proposal submitted to The National Endowment for the Humanities. The film was to be produced by Boston University in conjunction with WGBH-Boston and offered to PBS affiliates. The ambitious project was to be directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, famous for his Beatles promotional films, and produced with $1.25 million dollar budget. OCLC locates no copies.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Yeager: An Autobiography ***Signed***

      Bantam Dell Pub Group, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. 1985 - Inscribed "To Marissa S. Roth / Good Luck! / Chuck Yeager / May 1, 1994" on first blank page in black ink. Both book and dust jack show ony very slight shelf wear, otherwise in fine condition. Aviator and test pilot Chuck Yeager was born on February 13, 1923, in Myra, West Virginia. A fighter pilot ace during World War II, he became the first person to break the sound barrier, when he flew the Bell X-1 rocket 670 mph in level flight in October 1947. Yeager held various Air Force Command assignments from 1954 to 1962 and broke the sound barrier for the last time at age 74, when his F-15 Eagle reached a speed of Mach 1.45. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Legends In History]
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        Jean-Michel Basquiat.

      Zurich: Edition Bischofberger,, 1985. Quarto. Original red cloth. With the dust jacket. Monochrome portrait of Basquiat (by Jeannette Montgomery), 15 colour plates (one double-folded). Spine just slightly rolled,. An excellent copy. First and limited edition, number 190 of 1,000 copies, signed boldly by the artist on the page opposite his portrait. The catalogue for the exhibition held at the Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, in January-February 1985. Bischofberger was one of Basquiat's most enthusiastic promoters, and was responsible for introducing him to Warhol in 1982. "Typical of the new scene was the Zurich-based dealer and collector Bruno Bischofberger, who dealt Andy Warhol's work and who briefly took on the exclusive rights for Jean-Michel Basquiat. Once a month he flew Concorde to New York, where he went on whirlwind shopping sprees, buying art in previously unprecedented volumes from galleries and studios" (Leonhard Emmerling, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2003, p. 9).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Veiled Prophet's Gifts A Saint Louis Legacy : The Official Collectors' Guide 1878 Through 1984

      Khorassan Press(1985). 203 pp pages; Signed by Author, Very Good with no dust jacket

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      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985 First printing with publication date on the title page, full number line on the copyright page, and correct price on the dust jacket flap. Fine in fine and bright unclipped dust jacket,. First edition, First printing. Hardcover. Illus. by Van Allsburg, Chris.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Lars Gynning textila bilder

      Signum, 1985. Inbunden bok. i samarbete med kulturen Lund

      [Bookseller: BOK Bo Marieholm]
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        Song Of Kali

      New York: Bluejay Press(1985). 1st edition/1st printing. Stated 1st on the copyright page: First Bluejay Printing: November, 1985. Author's first book, and a very small 1st printing. A beautiful, tight, straight and clean book in a lovely, price intact, unfaded and crisp dustjacket. Presentation copy with a SIGNED author's INSCRIPTION on the half-title page to a personal friend: 'For John - Friend, Fellow-Milfordite, and master of hard 'sci-fi.' Enjoy your stay in Calcutta! Dan Simmons, Milford-Minor 3/15/86', and that friend has written (small and neat) on the front end page: 'From my personal collection' and has signed his name. A terrifying tale of violence and psychological horror about the ultimate violation, the raising of the dead to life to bring more death into the world. ; Signed by Author, 10, 20, 24, F/F

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        Selected Technical Papers - 7 Volumes

      Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Company, Limited, 1985 -. Very Good/No Jacket. Seven volumes (complete). In general assured, confident condition. Volume 1: 1982-1983 (Eds: Morris, R and Rowe, A B). Hardcover. Very smart. In good and healthy condition. Volume 2: 1984 - 1985 (Ed: Morris, R). Hardcover. Very smart and healthy. Clean and very sure. Volume 3: 1986 (Eds: Morris, Dr R ; Fauconnier, Dr C J ; Plessis, N P du). Softcover. The covers are scuffed and lightly worn about the edges. The contents are very tight, clean and certain. Volume 4: 1987 (Eds: Morris, Dr R; Fauconnier, Dr C J; Plessis, N P du). Softcover. The covers are scuffed, a little worn and creased. The pages are tight, certain and very clean. Volume 5: 1988 (Morris, Dr R; Fauconnier, Dr C J; Plessis, N P du). Softcover. The covers are scuffed, marked and worn. They are secure. Within, the frontispages are creased from storage. The pages are clean, confident and sober. Volume 6: 1989 (Eds: Morris, Dr R ; Fauconnier, Dr C J ; Plessis, N P du). Softcover. The covers are scuffed and worn. They are secure. Within, the contents are firm, clean and clear. Volume 7: 1990 (Eds: Morris, Dr R ; Fauconnier, Dr C J ; Plessis, N J du). Softcover. The covers are scuffed and worn. The spine has user creases. At the rear the back cover is coming adrift from the contents block. The security of the covers and the book are unaffected. The contents are clean, clear, confident and certain. fk

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        Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), from Ads (F. & S. II.335)

      - Screenprint in colours, 1985, on Lenox Museum Board, signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of 190 (there were also 30 artist's proofs), published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York, with their copyright inkstamp on the reverse 96.2 x 96.2cm Rebel Without a Cause 355 is a part of Andy Warhol's 1985 Ads portfolio. This series features ten screenprints based on massively successful corporate advertisements. The print, which features Hollywood actor, James Dean, is modelled after the Rebel Without a Cause movie poster. James Dean dominates the right side of the print while the left side of the composition is filled by Japanese script. The figure of James Dean is delineated by bold black outlines and light blue accents, all set against a vibrant red background. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Thirty-Two Poems by Paul Celan; Newly Translated by Michael Hamburger

      Embers Handpress, Norwich 1985 - Number 76 of 100 copies, first edition of these translations, octavo size, 42 pp., signed by Gisele Celan-Lestrange and Michael Hamburger. Paul Celan (1920-1970) was born Paul Antschel in Romania to a German-speaking Jewish family, his surname was later spelled Ancel and he eventually adopted the anagram Celan as his nom de plume. Celan lived in France and was influenced by the French surrealists but wrote his poetry in German (he was well versed in at least six languages, and also translated the work of many notable poets). As a German-speaking Jewish survivor of WWII, living in France, Celan struggled immensely throughout his life with feelings of estrangement from his native language; he is said to have tried to create his own version of the language, emotionally dismantling it, resulting in an indirect obscurity and unpretentious darkness. Although not necessarily representative of all his work he is best know for his poem "Todesfugue" (Death March); this book gives us the first edition of these translations of thirty-two of his shorter poems. Michael Hamburger has translated much of Celan's work to English, here faithfully printed with a delicate etching by Gisele Celan-Lestrange (1927-1991), Paul Celan's wife. ***DESCRIPTION: Original quarter mauve morocco and marbled paper covered boards, lettering in gilt to backstrip, blue-green handmade paper endpapers, fore- and bottom edges uncut, tissue-guarded frontispiece an original etching by Gisele Celan-Lestrange; on Barcham-Green paper, octavo size (10 5/16" by 6 1/2"), pagination: [3, blank], [1-5] 6-39, [2, blank], [1,colophon], [5, blank], limited edition, this number 76 of 100 copies, signed by Gisele Celan-Lestrange and Michael Hamburger. Housed in a slipcase with grey paper sides, red cloth top and bottom. ***CONDITION: Fine; crisp, clean, as new and free of prior owner markings; in a like slipcase. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        An Egyptian Journal

      Faber and Faber, Winchester Massachusetts 1985 - Golding shares his intimate, entertaining and often humerous day-to-day account of this journey made through Egypt shortly after he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. Book is illustrated with many colour and b/w photographs, most taken by author. 207 pp. plus Illustration Acknowlegments. Black cloth covered boards have gilt text on spine. Tail of spine is bumped near front corner, ow book is as new. Price clipped DJ has corresponding bumping, ow it too is as new. Book is from the collection of Toronto author/poet and frequently host at Harbourfront literary events, Greg Gatenby. His signatures and the year of this book's acquisition are found top ffep and bottom rfep (upside down). " for/ Greg Gatenby /with /gratitude ! /from /William Golding." written with black sharpie. SIGNED by AUTHOR. A rather verbose signature that is usually offered flatsigned only. Bookseller's Inventory # 123034. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lower Beverley Better Books]
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        Poesie Anarchiche e Stradarole

      Rossi & Spera Editori, ROMA 1985 - Multiversità ITALIANO Brossura cartonata a piatti rigidi, grafica a mezza copertina in bianco e nero, titoli al dorso e al piatto, collana diretta da N. A. Rossi, R. Spera, G. Toti, copertina ideata da G. Porzano, immagine di copertina di E.Treccani, pagine in ottimo stato, edizione illustrata da E.Treccani, post-fazione di G. Barberi Squarotti, alla copertina piccoli strappetti e piccoli aloni

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Mick

      Doubleday, Garden City, NY 1985 - Octavo. 5.75 x 8.5 in. 248 pp. Signed by Mantle on colophon. Limited edition of 536 copies, this being #419 (to commemorate his 419th home run, hit in Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York on September 21, 1963). Fine in original leatherette boards without dust jacket, as issued. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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      ADELPHI EDIZIONI SPA, 1985. ITALIANO 0,52 Volume protetto da sovraccoperta in carta con alette. Leggerissimo affaccio di fioritura sul dorso e sulla quarta; lievi strappi sulle bordature. Aletta anteriore con sottolineatura a penna. Coperta propria del libro in ottima conservazione, con titoli d'oro al dorso e stampa decorativa al centro del piatto anteriore. Carte di guardia decorate. Pagine belle, pulite, con stampa decisa. Firma di appartenenza al frontespizio, a matita. Traduzione di Antonio Barbato. USATO

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        The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room, SIGNED

      Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1985. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). A First Edition, First Printing. Three volumes, each a first Edition, first printing, Except City of Glass is the SECONF edition. Each fine in a fine dust jacket, and each signed by the author on the title page. Housed in a handsome custom quarter leather clamshell box. .

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        El amor en los tiempos del Cólera

      Bogotá: Editorial Oveja Negra, 1985 First edition, limited issue of 1,000 copies. Signed by García Márquez and notarized by Colombian authorities to limitation page. Publisher's white boards, lettered in black to spine, in the original white dust jacket lettered in black, with steamboat illustration to front panel and artistic illustration of the author to rear panel. A bright near fine copy with a touch of soiling and bumping to extremities, as well as light toning to page edges; dust jacket lightly soiled with wear and creasing to edges, and with some closed tears and a few areas of loss to bottom edge, none affecting text. Overall, a pleasing copy of this scarce true first edition. El amor en los tiempos del cólera (Love in the Time of Cholera) focuses on the relationship of three members of a love triangle over the course of time. Based on the author's parents' relationship, the plot is divided into six parts, with two sections each for the three main stages of life: youth, adulthood, and old age. This volume is part of an advanced printing of 1,000 special edition copies signed by García Márquez, the proceeds of which were donated to the survivors of the 1985 Armero Tragedy in Colombia. During this catastrophic event, over 20,000 people died in the eruption of the volcano Nevado del Ruiz, including the majority of the population of Armero, a city built on the hardened remains of an earlier eruption. García Márquez, a Colombian nationalist and political activist, was living outside of the country at the time of the tragedy, having fled government persecution for his support of a radical military group. Although he did not return when he was invited back in 1982, Márquez never gave up his effort to improve the political climate and quality of life in Colombia. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Materia medica des homöopathischen Praktikers. Übers. von Heinrich Gerd-Witte.

      1244 Seiten. 25 cm kart. 2. Aufl. 1985. Sauberes, gepflegtes Exemplar. Im Papier altersgedunkelt. Am Fußschnitt schwach angestaubt. 69

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