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        Polar Express Rare Signed Promotional Display Piece

      Scholastic 1985 - An original promotional two sided hanging cardboard display for the new (at the time) book Polar Express. It measures 3 feet wide by 18 1/2 inches tall. There are three metal grommets with which to hang it by. Both sides are the same image, the image that is on the cover of the book. Across the top it says "Enter the world of Chris Van Allsburg". Along the bottom it says "The Polar Express written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg". Then in smaller letters "Houghton Mifflin Company". One side is simply signed, the other is signed and dated "2004". In Near Fine condition with the top two corners having very light corner bump. An extremely rare promotional item that came out long before the book to announce the coming of the book. Chris Van Allsburg's breakout The Polar Express, for which he won the Caldecott Award. Also included is the original shipping folder and merchandising paperwork from Houghton Miffiln. Because of the size, shipping will be extra depending on where you are. No overseas shipping. If you're interested in this piece we'll be happy to email you photos. We pack all our items with care. We accept all major credit cards and paypal. As far as we know, this is the only signed piece like this in existence. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Planet Books]
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        The Polar Express

      Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1985 - A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket with a specially designed bookplate of the polar express train hand signed by Van Allsburg laid into the book. Complete row of numbers from 10 to 1 on the copyright page and original price of $15.95 on the front flap of the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Now to My Mother: a Very Personal Memoir of Antonia White - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London 1985 - A handsome First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike, price-clipped dustjacket. SIGNED by playwright Harold Pinter to his wife, Lady Antonia Fraser ("To A, Love H"); Based on long conversations with her mother and also on her mother's voluminous writings, Chitty's outspoken memoir of Antonia White is the first full account of the author of Frost in May (and three other novels. ) To her public Antonia was the gentle sensitive heroine of her stories; in real life she lived to be eighty and was never gentle. She was haunted by insanity and seemed a distant and frightening figure to her young daughters First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        Icones selectae fungorum.

      Libreria Editrice Giovanna Biella, Saronno 1985 - -1987, six volumes in-4°, reliure simili cuir rouge de l'éditeur. Réimpression soignée de l'édition parue à Paris chez Paul Lechevalier de 1924 à 1937. Un volume de texte général et cinq volumes contenant 500 planches en couleurs avec un feuillet descriptif pour chaque planche. Préface de René Maire. Le titre est en latin mais tout le texte est en français. Etat neuf.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre CHATELAIN]
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        Signed Ingmar Bergman Photograph

      The American Scandinavian Fondation, New York 1985 - SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF INGMAR BERGMAN. The photograph is a large close-up portrait of the director that was published in the program for "Northern Lights Shine At Lincoln Center" which was a salute in film and live performances honoring seventy-five years of Nordic contributions to the performing arts in America and a salute to The American-Scandinavian Fondation on its 75th anniversary. Part of the evening's festivities was the awarding of the 1st Ingmar Bergman Award given to a fine or performing artist born in Scandinavia. The 1st recipient was Mr. Bergman who is without doubt one of the great artistic masters of the Twentieth Century and one of the great filmmakers of all time. Needless to say signed material by him is indeed rare. The program is loose from the covers, but is in fine condition, and the photograph is also in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ira Joel Haber - Cinemage Books]
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        The Helga Files [The Record of the Unveiling]

      1985-1987. The publisher's files (Art & Antiques magazine) for the breaking story of "The Helga Pictures," Wyeth's previously secret cache of 245 paintings and drawings, many nude, of his neighbor in Chadds Ford, PA. Included are: • the transcript of the 1985 interview with Wyeth by editor Jeffrey Schaire in which Wyeth first divulged the existence of the unknown work. 24 pages. This interview was for a story on Wyeth that Arts & Antiques ran the year before the Helga story graced their cover. • a second copy of the 1985 transcript, marked and annotated in preparation for extracting the story from the conversation. • a partial handwritten transcription of the 1985 interview, with notes on images to be used, 7 pages. • a photocopy of the press release for the 1985 article, with edits shown. • a printout of the typescript of that first article, "The Unknown Andrew Wyeth." • a printout of the typescript of the 1986 Helga article, entitled "Andrew Wyeth's Secret Paintings." • storyboard-type layout of the text and images to be used in the 1986 article. • two mockups for the layout of the 1986 article, the first draft using the title of the 1985 article and unrelated text, but with the Helga pictures; the second adding the actual title and text. • 11 proof prints and 3 photo positives of Helga images, most stamped as property of Time magazine; with a black and white proof of their cover story, which reported (as did Newsweek) on the revelation of the Helga picture a week after Arts & Antiques broke the story. • the typesetting of what seems to be the publisher's (Wick Allison's) introduction to the Helga piece in the 1986 issue, lightly copyedited. • five pieces of correspondence, 1985-1988, from the photographer on the story, Peter Ralston, to the author, Jeff Schaire. • two snapshots of Andrew Wyeth with Jeffrey Schaire, taken by Susan Gray at the 1987 showing of "The Helga Pictures" at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., along with Schaire's invitation to the preview. • three letters from Mary Adam Landa, curator of the Wyeth Collection in Chadds Ford. • the radio transcript of Helen Hayes's piece on Wyeth (for her syndicated program "The Best Years") from 1985, in which she reported on the first Arts & Antiques article, without mentioning the foreshadowed cache of secret paintings. • two file folders full of the fall-out from the Helga story: fan mail and kudos (and some snarky commentary) from other publications, galleries and individuals; press clippings; arrangements for publicity appearances and a proposal for a video; numerous clippings of cartoons and parodies. ¶ Wyeth had always been controversial: dismissed by critics and beloved by the public. The Helga story revealed the depth of this chasm, as the 1985 report of an unknown body of work by a major American painter was shrugged off by the art establishment, only to sweep the headlines of popular culture a year later, as Helga became ensconced in the public imagination. Later, the art historian John Wilmerding wrote, "Such close attention by a painter to one model over so long a period of time is a remarkable, if not singular, circumstance in the history of American art." The story of the Helga pictures was one of the most compelling and widely reported tales of an American artist since Jackson Pollock made headlines in the 1940s and 50s. This is the unique, original file that broke the story that eventually made the covers of Time and Newsweek magazines. But for some isolated dampstaining, the archive is near fine or better.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Komplette Serie von 6 Holzschnitten von Ina Barfuss.

      . Unterschiedliche Formate. In kleiner Auflage in der Edition Griffelkunst-Vereinigung Hamburg 1985 erschienen. Der Holzschnitte sind mit Bleistift von Hand signiert und datiert 85. Sehr guter Zustand. Gesamtpreis für alle sechs Holzschnitte..

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Elke Rehder]
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        Optimisten leben länger - von der geheimen Macht des Vertrauens,

      Ariston-Verlag 1985 - S. 174 Gebundene Ausgabe MIT Schutzumschlag, Ariston-Verlag 1985, 174 Seiten, Innen und aussen absolut sauber und einwandfrei, (intern: 54M/BRAUN/Esoterik Astrologie/GSU-1) Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 450

      [Bookseller: Lydia & Hubert Lohmaier GbR]
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        Formen der Kunst. Mappe mit 12 Linolschnitten von Arthur Stoll. Texte von Franz Joseph von der Grinten und Jürgen Thimme.

      Freiburg. Verlag ART CLUB und Kundforum FReiburg. 1985.. Auflage 40 nummerierte und signierte Exemplare. 49 x 37 cm. 5 Blatt, 12 Grafiken. OHalbleinen-Mappe. Tadelloses Exemplar.. Nummer 35 / 40 im Kollophon nummerierten Exemplaren (wobei die Einzelblätter nummeriert sind 1/35 bis 12/35), jedes Blatt unten links handschriftlich nummeriert, unten rechts signiert. Franz von der Grinten vergleicht die Linolschnitte Stolls eher mit Graffiti als mit Graphiken, herausgerissen und geritzt aus dem Material, eben so temporeich wie eine mit Wucht an die Wand gebrachte Graffiti.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Kunst und Fotograf]
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        Gesammelte Werke in drei Bänden. Gedichte 1 & 2; Stücke und Prosa. Herausgegeben von Klaus Siblewski. Signiert.

      Darmstadt/Neuwied, Luchterhand, 1985.. Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband, gebundene Ausgabe. 3 Bände (komplett), Gr.-8° (24.5*16.5 cm), 815/908/742 S., hellblau bezogene Pappbände m. dunkelbrauner u. blauer Titelprägung, dito Schutzumschläge, hellblaue Vorsätze, Lesebändchen, dunkelblau bezogener Schuber m. mont. Rückenschildchen. Darmstadt und Neuwied, Luchterhand 1985. Band I auf dem Titelblatt handschriftl. signiert 'Ernst Jandl, Karlsruhe, 27.10.1986'. Schutzumschläge gering angerändert (s. Abb.), die Bücher selbst tadellos. Keine Einträge, keine Mängelexemplare, keine Gerüche übler Art.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Reader's Corner, Berl]
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        Kuh. Mischtechnik.

      ca. 1985 - 42 x 30 cm, 29 x 21 cm (Blatt aufmontiert), Am Rand min. angeschmutzt, sonst tadell. Auf Blatt monogrammiert. Unten rechts signiert. - Hans Krüsi (1920-1995) Schweizer Maler und ein stadtbekanntes Zürcher Original. Er gilt als wichtiger Vertreter der Art Brut. Krüsi war ein uneheliches Kind der Emma Krüsi und wuchs erst bei Pflegeeltern in Speicher, dann im Waisenhaus der Gemeinde im Appenzellerland auf. Mit einer schlechten Schulbildung und einigen Jahren Arbeit als Knecht und Gärtnergehilfe in verschiedenen Teilen der Schweiz zog er 1947 nach St. Gallen und machte sich Ende 1948 selbständig. Er fuhr frühmorgens von St. Gallen an die Zürcher Bahnhofstrasse und verkaufte Blumen, die er entweder selbst in den Alpen gepflückt oder im Grosshandel gekauft hatte. Die prekären Lebensverhältnisse und seine eher schwächliche Konstitution führten ihn im Herbst 1968 zu einer rund sechsmonatigen Erholungskur auf dem Walenstadtberg.Mit 16 Jahren hatte er zu fotografieren begonnen, 1975 begann er auch zu malen. Er malte vorwiegend auf Packpapier, Karton oder Servietten, den ihm überall und kostenlos verfügbaren Unterlagen. Seine bevorzugten Motive ? allesamt seiner unmittelbaren Lebenswelt entnommen ? waren Tiere, besonders Kühe. Seit Mitte der siebziger Jahre verkaufte Krüsi auf seinem Zürcher Blumenstand auch eigene Zeichnungen und Malereien. Dabei war er so erfolgreich, dass er bald mehr Geld mit seinen Bildern als mit seinen Blumen verdiente. Als er im September 1995 an einem Lungenemphysem starb, war er ein reicher Mann geworden. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        B" Is For Burglar

      NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1985, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A Kinsey Millhone mystery, second book in Grafton's alphabet mystery series, this copy is Signed and Inscribed in the year of publication by Grafton all over the title page ("For Phyllis--/Let's hope this/meeting is the first/of many!/Sue Grafton/All the best/from Kinsey/& Me/Sue/6-26-85"), the Phyllis in question is Phyllis Gebauer, a writer herself and close friend of Thomas Pynchon. Fine.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        El amor en los tiempos del Cólera

      Bogota: Editorial Oveja Negra 1985 - First edition, limited issue of 1,000 copies. Signed by García Márquez and additionally stamped and signed by Colombian authorities on the limitation page. Publisher's white cloth, spine lettered in black; in the original white dust jacket, with a steamboat illustration to the front panel in black and yellow, photograph of the author to the rear panel, lettered in white. About near fine, with a hint of wear to the extremities, bright and clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear to the extremities, minor creasing to the spine ends, a few faint hints of minor soiling to the otherwise clean panels, else fine. A beautiful copy. 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 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. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Ibarz, Miguel. - Sonnenblumen. - "Girasoles".

      . Farblithografie / Kreidelithografie, 1985. Von Miguel Ibarz. Auflage Exemplar Nr.13/25. 54,0 x 40,0 cm (Darstellung) / 65,0 x 52,5 cm (Blatt). Außerhalb der Darstellung rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und links unten mit Auflagenbezeichnung versehen. - Papier leicht fleckig. Blattrand mit minimalen Mängeln. Gut erhalten. Miguel Ibarz (1920 Mequinenza, Zaragoza - 1987 Barcelona). Spanischer Maler und Grafiker. Studium in Barcelona. Zusammen mit Miro, Picasso und Tapies Mitglied der Barcelona Gruppe; Ausstellungen in der Galerie Sala Gaspar. 1948-53 zahlreiche Aufträge für Kunst am Bau u.a. Wandbilder in der Pfarrkirche von Mequinenza und im Iglesias de Hospitalet Barcelona. 1952/53 in Paris, Reisen nach Italien, Schweiz, England und Deutschland. Seit 1956 Lithografien für Arta Zürich und Sala Gaspar Barcelona. Ab 1977 Zusammenarbeit mit dem Grafos Verlag Vaduz. Seine lebensfrohen Stillleben und mediterranen Landschaften leben von der Technik der lasierenden Farblithografie und erfrischen durch ihren Farbenreichtum.; 1325.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        St. Nazaire Commando. [Foreword by Lord Lovat]. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      John Murray, [1985] 1985 8vo., First Edition, with 25 plates on 12; original red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price - clipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE. Chant - Sempill was awarded the MC for his part in the famous raid, leading a section responsible for the successful destruction of a dry dock pump - house. Wounded and captured, he spent 22 months in captivity (Spangenberg, Rotenburg) before his repatriation as a Grand Blesse. Books signed by CHARIOTEERS are extremely scarce. Enser, p.55; Law, 0473.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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      Plantation Publishing Company, 1985. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine binding. Fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Mermaids on the Golf Course and Other Stories.

      London: Heinemann, 1985 - Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Contents tanned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with faded spine panel. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Highsmith to fellow author Francis Wyndham on the title page, "For Francis – in friendship, and with love from Pat. 30 Sept. 1985". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room (Signed)

      Sun & Moon Press, 1985-86 - A lovely set, with the distinction of the author’s signature: The New York Trilogy as originally published as separate volumes by the Sun & Moon Press in 1985-86. The first volume, City of Glass, has been signed to the title page by Paul Auster. All three volumes clearly state First Edition; City of Glass is a third printing, Ghosts and The Locked Room are first printings. All three volumes are very bright, crisp and clean, Fine in like unclipped dustwrappers presented in removable, archival-quality Brodart protective covers (City of Glass has some tiny, very faint spots to the top-edge of the page block). We are happy to provide additional images upon request. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard; postage within the United Kingdom is free, overseas shipping will be charged at cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

      New York: Random House, 1985. First Edition, First Printing with statement of "First Edition" on the copyright page and proper Random House number code "24689753" denoting a first printing. In original dust jacket, with price of $17.95 in tact. In Very Good condition. Light foxing to edge of page block, remainder mark and a bit of excess binders glue visible at top edge. Boards show light rubbing, a few small spots, light rubbing and wear to extremities. The dust jacket shows light rubbing and edge wear,with a few small chips and short tears. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Madman's Holiday (Signed Limited Edition)

      Volcano, HI: Dennis McMillan, 1985. First Edition. First Edition. One of 350 numbered copies (this being No. 320) SIGNED by Newton Baird, who contributes the foreword. In our experience, this title is far and away the scarcest of the 19 volumes in McMillan's series collecting Fredric Brown's uncollected contributions to the pulps.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Camp David water glass presented to Charles H. Price, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom ? accompanied by a color photocopy of an Official White House Photograph of Price and First Lady Nancy Reagan at Camp David inscribed to him ?Dear Charlie ? / Welcome to Camp David / -Lovingly / Nancy?

      12-ounce water glass imprinted with a CAMP DAVID image and the words ?Presidential Retreat,? presented to Price as a remembrance of his visit to Camp David in November 1985. Camp David is the country retreat of the President of the United States, located about 60 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.Accompanied by a color photocopy of an Official White House Photograph taken on November 6, 1985, of First Lady Nancy Reagan walking up a path at Camp David with Charles H. Price (1931-2012), U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1983-1989), inscribed by Mrs. Reagan to Price: ?Dear Charlie ?" / Welcome to Camp David / -Lovingly / Nancy.?Camp David water glass ex-Charles H. Price

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Cider House Rules

      New York: Morrow, 1985. First edition of the author's sixth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed "For my biggest fan John Irving" on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Superb in scope and originality, a novel as good as one could hope to find from any author, anywhere, anytime. Engrossing, moving, thoroughly satisfying" (Joseph Heller).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Plexi-glass of the type used in JFK?s Lincoln Continental bubbletop limousine roof

      n.p., January 1, 1985 A rectangular piece of plexi-glass, 7.75? x 6? x 0.25?, with a bullet hole, from the collection of Dr. John K. Lattimer who has initialed on the plexi-glass ?J.K.L. 86-57? (probably his JFK Collection inventory number) with a black felt-tip pen. Fine condition.A prominent urologist who was also a ballistics expert and collector of historical relics, Dr. John K. Lattimer (1914-2007), in the years following President Kennedy?s assassination, wrote several articles in medical journals describing experiments he had conducted with rifles, scopes and ammunition similar to those used by Kennedy?s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1971, the family of President John F. Kennedy chose Dr. Lattimer to be the first nongovernmental medical specialist to review evidence in Kennedy\'s assassination. On January 7, 1972, at the National Archives, Dr. Lattimer made the first of several reviews of restricted forensic exhibits of X-rays, color transparencies, and black-and-white negatives taken during Kennedy\'s autopsy.

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        Manual of Ciltivated Broad Leaved Trees and Shrubs 3 vols

      TIMBER PRESS, BEAVERTON OR 1985 - More than 5000 species and over 600 cultivars in nearly 800 genera are covered in the three volumes of this comprehensive reference manual of garden worthy, broad leaved trees and shrubs. Krussmanns Manual of Cultivated Borad Leaved Trees and Shrubs will be an essential source of information for growers and botanists. No bookplate. Tight and clean binding. 3 volumes set appears unread vol 2 & 3 suv faded jacket spines. Sticker on the back of the book. Volume One 448 pgs - 329 line illustrations, 199 photographs Volume Two 445 pgs - 322 line illustrations, 511 photographs Volume Three 510 pgs - 339 line illustrations, 511 photographs DATE PUBLISHED: 1985 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Walter Battiss

      Ad. Donker. 1985. F 1st Edition. H Hardcover. Very Good. Near Fine the jacket is a touch shelf rubbed. there is a small patch of 'white-out' on the copyright page . the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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      [Maidstone]: The Sammler Press, [1985]., 1985. First edition. Foreword by Julian Symons. One of 375 copies, this one un-numbered, with the signed page proof from London Match laid in its special folder. Inscribed on the limitation page, "For Julian and Kathleen Symons, yours affectionately, Len Deighton." On the title page appears another inscription, "For Julian Symons, for making this slim volume worthy of shelf space, my sincere thanks, Edward Milward-Oliver, 16-09-1985." Fine in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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      Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Los Angeles 1985 - 4to. cloth, paper spine label. ix, 22, (4) pages. Introduction by Bernard M. Rosenthal. With an Original Leaf from Hugo Ripelin's COMPENDIUM THEOLOGIAE VERITATIS (c.1478-81). Limited to 159 copies printed by Patrick Reagh and each containing a leaf (Disbound and Dispersed 183). Information on this early Ulm printer. Zainer was printed in Ulm in the last quarter of the 15th century where his press printed over 150 editions. The leaf here is from Hugo Ripelin's Compendium theologiae veritatis, printed on Zainer's press between 1478 and 1481. With three plates reproducing other works by Zainer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Woody Allen: His Films and Career (First Edition, inscribed by Woody Allen)

      Secaucus,NJ: Citadel Press, 1985. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Woody Allen on the half title page: "To Pierre Goulliard / 17 July 1987 / Woody Allen." & & An in-depth, film-by-film exploration of the themes, characterizations, and technical aspects of Allen's career as a writer and director, up to and including "The Purple Rose of Cairo" (1985), profusely photo illustrated throughout.& & From the collection of noted cinephile and collector Pierre Goulliard, who spent decades in the latter half of the twentieth century obtaining inscriptions from the giants of European cinema.& & Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Vintage bookstore label to the rear pastedown. Corners bumped, spot of soiling to the title page. Corresponding bumps to the jacket corners, jacket flaps and rear panel lightly toned.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Concise Wisden - An Illustrated Anthology (extensively Signed)

      Macdonald Queen Anne 1985 - Signed to the front and back endpapers by c.150 Test cricketers, including 29 Australians (2 pages), 64 English (3 pages), 11 West Indians (1 page), 18 Zimbabweans (1 page), 24 South Africans (1 page) and 2 New Zealanders. Players include Warne, Kim Hughes, Geoff Marsh, Mallett, Gatting, Woolmer, Hick, Simpson, Amiss, Kallicharran, Logie, Goodwin, Eddie Barlow and Richard Hadlee. Some are annotated neatly in pencil but some others would need a little deciphering. 8vo. 400pp. Dustwrapper, very good. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Eindhoven, 1985 - Eindhoven, 1985. Acrylic in red and blue on wood, 11,2 x 17,7 x 6 cms. and purple on board, 11 x 12,8 x 1 cms. Acrylic painting in blue and red on the lid and bottom of a wooden cigar box and in purple on the lid of a cardboard cigar box. On the inside of the wooden box the explanation with small drawing for nailing up, signed 'Piet Dirkx 1985' and annotated 'Eindhoven, Van Abbemuseum, 6/12/85 - 5/1/85 (sic)', all in pencil. This exhibited at Van Abbemuseum, 1985, on the occasion of the exhibition on Dirkx, held December 1985 to January 1986. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Luiscius Books]
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        The Monkey Wrench Gang

      Salt Lake City, UT: Dream Garden Pr, 1985. First Edition Thus 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Crumb, R. . Tenth anniversary edition, illustrated by R. Crumb. Signed on first free endpaper. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has a few small tears on edges. Binding tight, interior is clean.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Gesammelte Werke in sieben Bänden. Hrsg. v. Helmut Braun.

      Frankfurt/M.: S. Fischer, 1985.. 7 Bände (komplett). 368, 307, 357, 243, 333, 406, 399 S. 8°. Originalleinen mit Originalumschlag.. Gut erhalten. 1. Die Erde war ein atlasweißes Feld. Gedichte 1927-1956. 1. Aufl. 1985. / 2. Die Sichel mäht die Zeit zu Heu. Gedichte 1957-1965. 1. Aufl. 1985. / 3. Hügel aus Äther unwiderruflich. Gedichte und Prosa 1966-1975. 1. Aufl. 1984. / 4. Im Aschenregen die Spur deines Namens. Gedichte und Prosa 1976. 1. Aufl. 1984. / 5. Ich höre das Herz des Oleanders. Gedichte 1977-1979. 1. Aufl. 1984. / 6. Wieder ein Tag aus Glut und Asche. Gedichte 1980-1982. 1. Aufl. 1986. / 7. Und preise die kühlende Liebe der Luft. Gedichte. 1983-1987. 1. Aufl. 1988. *****Bei Lieferungen an NEUKUNDEN und KUNDEN im AUSLAND behalten wir uns Vorkasse vor. *****

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        Le Jardin des caresses. Illustré de lithographies originales par Alain Bonnefoit.

      Bièvres, Pierre et Philippe de Tartas, 1985. - In-8, 176 pp. Reliure pleine basane maroquinée havane mosaïquée, richement décorée, 3 tranches dorées, dans une boite format in-4, reliure éditeur. Cet ouvrage précieux édité par P et P de Tartas au Moulin de Vaubayen à Bièvres en Essone a été composé en Souvenir de corps 12 et achevé d'imprimer sur les presses de Daneil Odent pour le texte et sur les presses de Art-Estampe par Jean-Michel Machet et Alain Cosson pour les lithographies originales en couleurs. Tirage limité à 2.011 exemplaires. UN DES 30 EXEMPLAIRES SUR JAPON NACRE comportant les lithographies tirées sur soie, certaines sur double-page. Très bel exemplaire.

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        A Mathematical Theory of Communication" in Bell System Technical Journal 27, No. 3, July 1948, pp. 379-592 with No. 4, October 1948

      TWO VOLUME FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE IN HANDSOMELY RENDERED FACSIMILE WRAPS of one of the founding works on information theory, Claude Shannon's "A Mathematical Theory of Communication." In this landmark paper on information theory -- the most famous in its field -- Shannon began by "observing that the fundamental problem of communication is that of reproducing at one point either exactly or approximately a message selected at another point" (Bose, Information Theory, 49). In short, the problem was how to keep the message from becoming distorted in transit. Shannon's extraordinary idea was that basic principles of binary or digital information can be related to fundamental physical laws. Toward that end, he provided a mathematical theory for encoding information by applying a value to it -- either 0 or 1. This formulation is commonly known as the basis for digital communications. Additionally, Shannon he demonstrated that mathematics could be used to calculate the theoretical maximum amount of information carried by a communications system based upon the physical laws of thermodynamics. Shannon's work so thoroughly established the foundations of information theory that his framework and terminology remain the standard today" (ibid). "At the heart of the theory was a new conceptualization of information. To make communication theory a scientific discipline, Shannon needed to provide a precise definition of information that transformed it into a physical parameter capable of quantification. He accomplished this transformation by distinguishing information from meaning. He reserved 'meaning' for the content actually included in a particular message. He used 'information' to refer to the number of different possible messages that could be carried along a channel, depending on the message's length and on the number of choices of symbols for transmission at each point in the message. Information in Shannon's sense was a measure of orderliness (as opposed to randomness) in that it indicated the number of possible messages from which a particular message to be sent was chosen. The larger the number of possibilities, the larger the amount of information transmitted because the actual message is distinguished from a greater number of possible alternatives" (Aspray, 1985, pp. 119-122). Shannon's source coding theorem establishes entropy (the number of bits needed to encode an uncertain event) as the most fundamental measure of information. "Shannon entropy" quantifies the information contained in a message, usually in bits. Shannon's 'noisy-channel coding theorem' defines the 'channel capacity' of a communications channel as the maximum information rate (in units of information per unit time) that can be achieved with arbitrarily small error possibility. CONDITION & DETAILS: Both issues are in fine condition, with the facsimile wraps meticulously rendered. Housed in fine clamshell box.

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        Woody Allen: His Films and Career (First Edition, inscribed by Woody Allen)

      Secaucus,NJ: Citadel Press, 1985. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Woody Allen on the half title page: "To Pierre Goulliard / 17 July 1987 / Woody Allen." An in-depth, film-by-film exploration of the themes, characterizations, and technical aspects of Allen's career as a writer and director, up to and including "The Purple Rose of Cairo" (1985), profusely photo illustrated throughout.From the collection of noted cinephile and collector Pierre Goulliard, who spent decades in the latter half of the twentieth century obtaining inscriptions from the giants of European cinema.Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Vintage bookstore label to the rear pastedown. Corners bumped, spot of soiling to the title page. Corresponding bumps to the jacket corners, jacket flaps and rear panel lightly toned.

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        Shtetl Memoirs: Jewish Life in Galicia Under the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Reborn Poland, 1898-1939

      USA: Ktav Pub Inc. Hardcover. 0881250759 253 pages. "A biography interspersed with recollections of social and cultural history in memory of our Jewish ancestors in Poland and particularly in Galicia...This beautifully written chronicle brings back to us pictures of the life of the non-existent any more Jews in Poland. It is an inexhaustible source for the study of the way of life, the culture and folklore of a bygone era in Jewish history." - from dust jacket. Somewhat above-average wear with some lean to spine. Binding intact. Usual library markings. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A worthy copy of this important reference. . Fair. 1985. First Edition.

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      The Viking Press, 1985-11-18. Hardcover. Very Good. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. New York: Viking Penguin, 1985. 134 pages. Blue cloth with silver lettering. Signed by Burroughs on the title page in black ink, inscribed to friends at The Naropa Institute, a university founded by a Tibetan exile with its Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics where Burroughs read on a number of occasions; dated May 23, 1986. Fine hardcover in very Near Fine dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. A trace of sunning to cloth along top edge, offsetting from signature. Jacket has ajust a bit of rubbing and a tiny closed tear in the top of the back panel, else fine. A handsome copy.First written in the early 1950s by the Naked Lunch author, not published until after he had achieved fame. A pleasant association.

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        Sur un GÈrondif

      (Antoni T?pies, artist.) du Bouchet, AndrÈ. Sur un GÈrondif. Paris: LíIre des Vents, 1985. #59 of 100 copies with a frontispiece etching in color by Tapies. The edition, is signed by both artist and author. Entire edition 100 copies, as this, plus a few without the frontispiece marked hors commerce. Printed by Thierry Bouchard (text) Joan Barbar? (etching). Folio (350x250 mm; 13 3/4x9 3/4 inches) wide margins. contents loose as issued in buff grey printed wrappers. Protected in custom black cloth and gold silk clamshell box with black calf gilt spine label. Antoni T?pies i Puig (1923-2012, Catalan painter and printmaker) had collaborated previously with Andre du Bouchet (1924-2001, French poet) to make Air (Paris: Maeght, 1971) a livre díartiste considered innovative with its beautiful combination of text and image.. (See Symmes, Marilyn. ìPersonal Encounters with Artist-illustrated booksî in Print Quarterly XX, 2003 4.pp. 428-434). Tapies has done other illustrated books including 0'El Pa a la Barca',0 1963 by Joan Brossa, La nuit grandissante, 1968 by Jacques Dupin, and Roman Elegies 1993 by Joseph Brodsky. Andre du Bouchet was one of the precursors of what would come to be called "poÈsie blanche" or "white poetry." In 1956, he published a collection of poems entitled Le Moteur blanc. In 1966, he, along with (among others) Yves Bonnefoy, Jacques Dupin, Louis-RenÈ des ForÍts and GaÎtan Picon, founded the poetry revue L'EphÈmËre. Twenty issues were published from 1966 to 1973.

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      Collins 1985 - 1st 1985. Very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. New Naturalist No. 70. Colour and b/w photos. In his tracing of the island's evolution from its geological creation to the effects of oil technology; in the detailed, yet fascinating exploration of the plants and animals (and where best to see them), Professor Berry's expertise and enthusiasm is backed by that of local specialists, and Orkney's long tradition of natural history study. Appendices include definitive lists of all the species of flora and fauna on record and an extensive bibliography. First Edition - 2nd State with green paper covered boars and slightly smaller, 525 copies. Name stamp in ink to outer page edges. Ink stamp and small ink date to front endpaper. Price-cut wrapper is slightly browned to spine. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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