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      Pleasantville, New York: Dragon Press, 1985 - Octavo, marbled boards with quarter red leather shelf back, spine stamped in gold. First edition. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is one of of 50 copies with Dick's signature (cut from a canceled check) affixed to front free endpaper. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#105666). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Modern Art of Japan, Since 1950 = [Nihon Gendai Bijutsu]. Contents: [1] Sculpture -- [2] Craft -- [3]-[5] Painting. [Complete in 5 Volumes]

      Tokyo-To Mitaka-Shi : Keishosha, 1985- Tokyo-To Mitaka-Shi : Keishosha, 1985-<1986>. 1st Edition. Description: v. <1-5 > : chiefly ill. (some col. ) ; 35 cm. Subjects: Art, Japanese--20th century. Series: Masterpieces in the museum = [Bijutsukan shuzo meisaku shirizu]. An exceptional set; all fine copies in like dust wrappers and matching slip-cases. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      Pennyroyal Press, 1985. Limited Edition, numbered 1 of 25 and 9 of 100. Disbound. Near Fine binding. Barry Moser. Each engraving signed by Moser. Two suites of signed, numbered engravings by Moser, each in a cloth chemise; these and a title leaf from the book are housed in a parchment backed clamshell box titled in gold on the spine; one suite on white paper, each signed and numbered 9 of 100; the second suite of the same woodcuts printed on a pale blue/green paper, each signed and numbered 1 of 25; woodcuts are exceptionally fine--Moser at his best; faint crease in the title leaf. Near Fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        "Winter Cardinal" Limited Edition Artist&#39;s Proof with original "Remarque" (framed) print

      Brougham, ON: Marc Barrie, 1985. 1st Edition. Framed. Fine. Author signed. ORIGINAL CARDINAL HEAD "REMARQUE" ACRYLIC PAINTED ONTO THE PRINT - RARE. Size: Print: 20 x 11.25 inches Glass frame: 27 x 19.5" This limited edition print titled "Winter Cardinal" edition numbered 450 signed and numbered prints and 40 artist proofs. This print is Artist Proof #12 / 40 however, this copy has an Original "Remarque" on the print; it was painted onto the print, in acrylic paints, by Marc (and is initialed by Marc in pencil). Many years ago Marc did a number of &#39;Remarques&#39; on certain prints; being a miniature original painting, this print is of much greater value. An original miniature original painting today, would cost $600 plus just for the remarque. The print done in 1985 is of greater value in it&#39;s on right as one of his earlier LE prints., The artist&#39;s proof also included an original painted Cardinal&#39;s head at the bottom centre and initialed by Marc Barrie, "The Northern Cardinal (male and female) takes away the bleakness of those long dark winter days and lifts my spirits everytime I see one. It&#39;s my favourite bird to paint." Marc Barrie is recognized as one of Canada&#39;s finest artists in the field of high realism nature art. Barrie was born with an innate artistic gift, which he constantly develops through hard work and determination. "I am entirely self taught, and have had no formal art education. I learned by my own mistakes, and by being determined to make each painting better than the one before. It is an endless education and journey, and each painting always teaches me something new." Marc has been a professional artist for over 30 years, and has achieved international recognition from nature admirers and art collectors alike. His original artworks and many published limited edition prints are valued in private and corporate collections in over thirty countries around the world.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        Un Dieu Désordonné

      Paris: Éditions Vision Nouvelle, 1985 (ENGLISH Description available upon request). Préface de Pierre-Yves Trémois. Hommage à Dürer. Illustré de 7 cuivres gravés au burin et à l&#39;Eau Forte. Exemplaire No "V" de "L" (#5/50). Reliure d&#39;étain réalisé par Bernard Duval. Sous étui d&#39;éditeur en plexiglas. Les 7 gravures au burin et à l&#39;eau forte, reliées les unes aux autres évoquent les grandes interrogations de l&#39;homme et du temps. Le recueil déployé présente un grise gravée de 3,85 mètres. Livre en parfaite condition. TRÈS RARE. Photos disponibles sur demande.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        The Trilogy of the Rat: Pinball, 1973; Hear the Wind Sing; A Wild Sheep Chase vols I & II

      JP: Kodansha English Library. Tokyo, Kodansha English Library, 1985-1990. Three first English-language editions and first impressions. All the books are in fine condition with near fine jackets - marred only by slight rubbing to the fragile jackets. The Rat Trilogy starts with Hear the Wind Sing, the Pinball, 1973 was published first in this edition. The translations are by Alfred Birnbaum and were published as part of the Kodansha English Library whose function was to provide English translations to help in learning English as a foreign language. They represent the first instance in which English readers could experience the works of Haruki Murakami; a writer who has since gone on to become one of the most respected writers of his generation. They are scarce and important first editions preceded only by the original Japanese editions. A Wild Sheep Chase is published in two volumes. . Fine. Paperback. 1st Edition. 1985.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        The Convict

      Louisiana State University Press, 1985-10. First Edition. Hardcover. Good+/Good+. NO markings. Near Fine if not for mild water damage to top edge of jacket and text block. Hardcover in blue cloth with purple spine print. Binding tight and square, top corners bumped. Mild ripple to top of pages, no visual effect. Unclipped ($15.95) dustjacket with mild ripple of front panel, light dampstain mostly to top edge barely visible from the outside, clearly visible on the verso. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1985. A scarce early title by the acclaimed author. Additional detail photos can be provided upon request. - - Wrapped, boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

      [Bookseller: 4Shadows Books]
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        Nomina sunt consequentia rerum for chamber choir (SATB). Autograph musical manuscript full score. Signed and dated by the composer November 3, [20]10 at conclusion

      1 page of a bifolium. Large folio (418 x 300 mm.). Unbound. Notated in pencil on 30-stave Star Nr. 136 paper, with autograph title and inscription to head. A final draft of the complete work in 43 measures, with evidence of the compositional process. . Commissioned and performed by the New York Virtuoso Singers under the direction of Harold Rosenbaum. & & "Felder combines his deep knowledge of the past and the present with a constant searching on a philosophical, human and musical level - a Gustav Mahler for the 21st century... [He] has long been recognized as a leader in his generation of American composers. His works have been featured at many of the leading international festivals for new music including Holland, Huddersfield, Darmstadt, Ars Electronica, Brussels, ISCM, North American New Music, Geneva, Ravinia, Aspen, Tanglewood, Music Factory, Bourges, Vienna Modern, IRCAM, Ars Musica, and many others, and earn continuing recognition through performance and commissioning programs by such organizations as the New York New Music Ensemble, Arditti Quartet, American Composers Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, American Brass Quintet, and many others. Felder&#39;s work has been broadly characterized by its highly energetic profile, through its frequent employment of technological extension and elaboration of musical materials... and its lyrical qualities... [He] has received numerous grants and commissions including many awards." & Felder currently holds the Birge-Cary Chair in composition at SUNY Buffalo and has been Artistic Director of the "June in Buffalo" Festival from 1985 to present; he has been the Director of the Center for 21st Century Music at the University since 2006. See also

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Les Echanges Malandreux (Limited Edition, signed)

      Worcester, MA: Metacom Press, 1985. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies (this being No. 196) SIGNED and numbered by Gorey. Prospectus for the edition laid in.& & A cut-apart style book in illustrated tan wrappers with two side-stitched spines. The book is "read" by independently flipping the captions and illustrations on each side .& & A tiny crease to one corner of the front wrapper, else Fine. A lovely copy of this charming and unusual publication.& & Toledano A90b.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The ART of Skeleton Crew Portfolio -with Skeleton Crew -Signed By Stephen King (includes: Mist; Here There Be Tygers; Monkey; Mrs. Todd&#39;s Shortcut; Raft; Word Processor Gods; Reaper&#39;s Image; Nona; Uncle Otto&#39;s Truck; Ballad of Flexible Bullet; Reach)

      Santa Cruz, CA: Scream Press, 1985, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Signed, Limited Edition (with Portfolio ) ----------2 items, BOOK and PORTFOLIO, the book is a large (small folio) hardcover, a Fine unread copy in a Fine dustjacket, in a Near Fine/Fine slipcase, signed by King and Potter, laid-in is the fold-out poster by J K Potter (as issued), a lovely edition, contents include: The Mist; Here There Be Tygers; The Monkey; Cain Rose Up; Mrs. Todd&#39;s Shortcut; The Jaunt; The Wedding Gig; Paranoid: A Chant; The Raft; Word Processor of the Gods; The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands; Beachworld; The Reaper&#39;s Image; Nona; For Owen; Survivor Type; Uncle Otto&#39;s Truck; Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1); Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game (Milkman #2); Gramma; The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet; The Reach; The Revelations of Becca Paulson (which was not in the trade edition), illustrations by Potter throughout, ------the second item is the portfolio for this book by J K POTTER, this is a Fine copy, SIGNED by POTTER , one of 500 copies, contains b&w illustrations plus a large (loose as issued) colour fold-out poster (same fold-out poster as issued with the limited edition book), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by J K Potter.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        BRITAIN&#39;S MARITIME HISTORY. An Illustrated Chronicle

      (1985). First Edition. Fine. PUBLISHED IN A LIMITED EDITION OF 300 COPIES. EACH HAS TWELVE HAND COLORED PLATES, IN WATERCOLOR, BY DAVID C. BELL. EACH PLATE IS SIGNED AND LABELED IN PENCIL BY THE ARTIST. THIS IS COPY No. 50. In addition, this copy has a thirteenth plate which is hand colored as well--not called for. The plates measure 8" by 11" and are are protected with tissue guards. Throughout the text there are copious additional full page and vignette illustrations by the artist. This First Edition Fine volume is bound in blue morocco with two raised bands spine, gilt ship design on upper board, gilt lettering spine, gilt lettering and rules spine. The twelve Signed Plates are titled: Discovery, China Seas, Frigate Duel, Trafalger, The Race Home, Beached Schooner, Titanic, Warspite, Hood, Hull City Homeward Bound, R. M. S. Queen Elizabeth, Canberra and Queen Mary. This is a Scarce, beautiful volume. An artist&#39;s overview of British maritime tradition. 8.3"x12".

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        Eighteen Portraits. Original lithographs by Maurice Grosser

      New York: Vincent FitzGerald and Company. 1985. First Edition, limited, one of 120 copies only printed on handmade "Crisbrook" paper by J.P. Green, each copy numbered and signed by both artists, Virgil Thomson and Maurice Grosser. Lithographs pulled at the Printmaking Workshop by Jennifer Lynch, Agnes Murray and Holly Sears, music in Virgil Thomson&#39;s hand printed by John Hutcheson from negatives made by Gail Alt, letterpress in handset Garamond by Dan Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress, calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. Page size: 17 1/2 x 14 inches. Bound: loose in clamshell box of blue Tussah Silk and Ganryo Hikizome paper by Gerard Charriere and Carol Joyce, title in silver stamped on black label. & A truly distinguished work from Vincent FitzGerald & Company, a collaboration between the composer Virgil Thomson and his partner, the painter Maurice Grosser. The left side of each two- page spread is the music, in Thomson&#39;s hand (at age 90), and on the right side is one of Grosser&#39;s first lithographs, done at age 83. The two friends collaborated before on Thomson&#39;s operas, and these portraits reflect mutual friendships of such people as Theodate Johnson, who sang Thomson&#39;s operas, and the writer Jane Bowles. The musical portraits were written at various times from 1929, and have all been newly rewritten for piano for this edition. Grosser&#39;s black and white lithograph portraits, so strong and fresh, are not only a perfect complement to the music but evoke very clear musical tones of their own. Published on Thomson&#39;s 90th birthday celebration, it reflects a truly an inspired collaboration and is a magnificent book. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Trials for Adultery: Or The History of Divorces. Being Select Trials at Doctors Commons, for Adultery, Fornication, Cruelty, Impotence, &c. From the Year 1760 to the Present Time. Including the whole of the Evidence on each Cause. [In Seven volumes] The whole forming a complete History of the Private Life, Intrigues, and Amours of many Characters in the most elevated Sphere... Taken in Short-Hand, by a Civilian.

      New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1985 (1779). Facsimile. Hardcover. Very Good +/No dustwrapper, as issued.. Seven volumes. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1985. Ilustrated with plates. Marriage, Sex and the Family in England Series. §A facsimile of the 1779 edition published by S. Bladon. Original pale blue cloth, black lettering. An uncirculated ex-college library copy, with the following library markings ONLY: labels discreetly removed from foot of spines and from rear boards; 3 x 1 cm. stamp to front pastedowns; neat withdrawn stamp to front free endpapers; 5 digit number discreetly stamped to foot of titles; pocket to last endpapers; stamp to all edges of textblock. In other respects a fine set, entirely unused. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        A Collection of Franz Wright Poems and Letters to a Fellow Poet

      1985-1992. A collection of 36 Typescript and Holograph Poems from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright, with nearly half of the poems Signed or Inscribed, along with five Autographed and Typed Letters Signed to a fellow poet. Wright, the son of poet James Wright, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for his book, Walking to Martha&#39;s Vineyard, matching his father who won the prize in the same category in 1972, and making them the only father and son to accomplish this feat. The poems in this collection were written between 1985 and 1992 during which time Franz Wright published several books. A great many of these poems were published in those books but appear here in an earlier form with alternate verses and different titles. Several of the poems could not be identified and may be unpublished.The accompanying letters sent to his correspondent are surprisingly genial and optimistic considering Wright&#39;s tendency toward darker themes in his work. In them, he encourages his correspondents writing, speaks about his own love of poetry, comments on one of his father&#39;s poems, and talks about his recently established sobriety. Nearly all the poems and letters are in near fine or better condition though a few have a bit of wear to their extremities.A remarkable and notable collection of poetry and letters from this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, giving new insight into his life, his relationships, and his writing process. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        World&#39;s Fair

      NY: Random House. (1985). The publisher&#39;s presentation edition of Doctorow&#39;s National Book Award-winning novel. Leatherbound, using sheets of the first edition. Signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf. Top edge gilt, silk ribbon marker bound in. Never issued for sale, presentation editions like this are usually prepared by the publisher for a small handful of people associated with the creation of the book. They seldom appear on the market. Trace rubbing to corners; else fine. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Golden Post - An Artistic Study of the Tumultuous Events That Led to the Day When They Ran for Ten Million Dollars

      USA: Fine Arts Enterprises Ltd , 1985. 32cm by 40cm, oblong, in original cream cloth slip case with embossed title and gilt author names. Limited numbered edition, this is number 1990 of 2000. Full-leatherette covers with gilt titles and embossed gilt horse head. Gilt page edges, moire silk covered endpapers, book signed by Reeves and Robinson. Near perfect condition: slipcase cloth has picked up a very small amount of dust and only flaw to book is a rub to raised gilt on horse head of cover (see scans). Unpacked weight 4.2kg. More photos available. Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia.. Signed by Author. Numbered. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        Neuzeit oder der Mensch hat auf Sand gebaut.

      Eigenverlag von Franz Anatol Wyss,, Fulenbach, 1985 - Fulenbach, Eigenverlag von Franz Anatol Wyss, 1985. 56x39,5 cm. 1 Bl., 10 teils farb. Originalgraphiken, 1 Bl. Schwarze OKassette mit blindgeprägtem Deckeltitel. Eines von 40 numerierten Exemplaren (+ 10 Ex. für den Künstler). - Jedes Blatt wurde vom Künstler einzeln signiert und numeriert. Die Vernis-mou-Aquatintas wurden auf Zerkall Kupferdrukck 250 g im Kupferdruckatelier Peter Kneubühler, Zürich, gedruckt. Der Text wurde von der Setzerei A. Hürlimann, Zürich, aus der Caslon-Antiqua gesetzt und auf der Handpresse abgezogen. Die Kassette wurde im Atelier von Josef Stemmle, Zürich, angefertigt. - Schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Schwarze OKassette mit blindgeprägtem Deckeltitel.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        L&#39;Oeil Du Jazz [The Eye Of Jazz]

      Paris: Filipacchi, 1985 SIGNED, dated and inscribed by the book&#39;s designer at the title page, " to Michael Cuscuna, friendship always, Francis Paudras, 86". The true first edition, preceding the first English language edition by four years, a collection of Leonard&#39;s masterful , near-iconic b&w photographs which celebrate with dignity the great musicians of jazz. A gifted French designer and artist, Paudras (1935 - 1997 ) is perhaps best known for his book ,To Bird With Love, which he designed, published and co-authored with Charlie Parker&#39;s widow, Chan Parker; a lavish, limited edition photo biography of and homage to the great altoist , highly prized by collectors, it is generally considered one of the most beautiful of all jazz books. In 1986 Paudras also produced a very handsome book on Bud Powell, La Danse Des Infidels, which drew heavily on his close personal relationship with the great pianist, to whom he was extraordinarily devoted, and for whom he acted as de facto guardian and unofficial manager during Powell&#39;s troubled stay in Paris during the late 50&#39;s, and early 60&#39;s. The book&#39;s inscribee,Michael Cuscuna, is a Grammy Award winning pop, soul and jazz record producer and co-founder of Mosaic Records,a company which for more than 25 years has set the standard for limited edition jazz reissue sets, with some 200 releases many of which are highly prized by collectors. Cuscuna is also an esteemed jazz discographer, notably for Blue Note Records where as a consultant, producer and reissue specialist, he has overseen the release of much valuable archival material. Near fine in publisher&#39;s black cloth, top board is somewhat bowed, else near fine tight, clean, unmarked in a like dust jacket, unclipped, touch of wear to head of spine and panel edges, flaps are lightly curled. A very uncommon book signature with a grat jazz association. J1523.. Signed. True First Edition. About Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: JazzFirst Books]
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        Lonesome Dove

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. About fine in a nearly fine dust jacket. A spot of soiling on the bottom edge. Some wrinkling at the head of the jacket spine. Some browning to the jacket edges. A lovely copy of this Western classic. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Signed by McMurtry on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Introduction to Raymond Chandler&#39;s Unknown Thriller: The Screenplay of Playback [Rare Signed Copy]

      New York: The Mysterious Press, 1985. First edition. Wrappers. Fine. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing of this introduction (mild bend at upper left corner), in the Publisher&#39;s original printed gray wrappers, SIGNED BY ROBERT B. PARKER on the title page; a rare copy of this separately printed introduction -- later printed in the book titled "Raymond Chandler&#39;s Unknown Thriller: The Screenplay of Playback" (1985). Apparently, only a few, perhaps as few as 35, copies of this early printing of book&#39;s introduction were issued. Copies are extremely scarce to the market and copies signed by Parker are RARE, making this one of the rarest editions of Parker&#39;s works with signed copies rarer still. A Fine copy of perhaps the rarest Robert B. Parker available to the market when, as is this copy, SIGNED BY ROBERT B. PARKER. QUITE RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        India of Rajahs

      Published by Franco Maria Ricci, Milan and Printed in Parma First Edition 1985. Milan 1985. First edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original beautiful black silk covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, colour onlay and gilt lettering to the front cover. Folio 12&#39;&#39; x 12&#39;&#39;. The handmade paper has been specially made at Fabriano in the pietro Miliani papermill. Contains 268 printed pages of English text with full-page tipped-in sepia archive photographs, stunning full-page tipped-in colour plates, and full-page colour photographs on black coated paper, tipped-in colour colophon. Number 1336 of 5000 Limited Edition copies bound in silk. Loosely inserted is an &#39;Updated list of credits&#39; card, and a &#39;Controllato, Checked, Controlé&#39; card. Fine condition book in Fine condition matching black clamshell box with paper title label to the spine of the box, unused and unopened new book. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 8821631028

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        PARKETT No. 5

      Zurich & New York: Parkett, 1985.. Whole number five. Quarto. Stiff pictorial wrappers. Illustrations and photographs throughout. About fine. The special deluxe issue of this number featuring Eric Fischl, with an original aquatint (with sugar lift) by Fischl bound in, limited to one hundred copies numbered and signed by the artist in the margin.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. All 4 volumes Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        The Pond

      Millerton: Aperture, (1985). Fine in a near fine jacket lightly creased at the top of the front panel.. First Edition. Quarto. SIGNED by Gossage. One of the great anomalies of American photobook history: a study, ostensibly, of nothing, but that over the course of time has begun to reveal everything. (Parr / Badger, v2, 37-38).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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      St. Martin's, 1985 - ADVANCED REVIEW COPY of the first edition in dust jacket. Both the book and dust jacket are in fine condition. No remainder mark; price intact on the front dust jacket flap; no sunning to the spine. Review slip laid in. Author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Stahr Books]
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        The Pond: A Book of 49 Photographs by John Gossage

      Aperture, 1985. 1st. Hardcover. A near FINE tight copy in a near FINE bright dj! A Great copy!.

      [Bookseller: CANFORD BOOK CORRAL]
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        Listening to the Heart of Revolution, art of the early years of October: Soviet art and posters 1917-1922

      Aurora Publ, Leningrad 1985 - NF/NF, original packing case, Russian text, uncommon title, 384 figures from the revolutionary period 1917-1922, some in colour, excellent example of stylized, realistic and surrealistic art of the period; index for the principal artists. 4to. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bohemian Bookworm]
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        Peter Amelung&#39;s Johann Zainer the Elder & Younger Translated from the German by Ruth Schwab-Rosenthal... With an Original Leaf from Hugo Ripelin&#39;s Compendium Theologia Veritatis [C. 1478-81]

      Los Angeles: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. [0-931043-02-6] 1985, edition limied to 159 copies. () ix, 22, [4]. Fine. Quarto. Fine as issued in blue cloth with paper label to spine. Original leaf contained in paper folder bound in after introduction. Leaf with two worm holes in upper margin, else fine. An attractive copy of this leaf book, one of 159 copies printed by Patrick Reagh. A finely-printed leaf book containing a page from the press of German printer, Johann Zainer. Zainer was active in Ulm in the latter quarter of the 15th century where his press printed between 170 - 180 editions. The leaf here is from Hugo Ripelin&#39;s Compendium theologiae veritatis, printed on Zainer&#39;s press between 1478 and 1481. An attractive incunabular leaf, paired with a letterpress history of the press and three plates reproducing other works by Zainer (Disbound and Dispersed 183).

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Echoing Green

      (1985). Large octavo. (2)ff. A hand-lettered manuscript of Blake&#146;s poem by calligrapher and miniaturist Marie Angel. Written on vellum in blue, gold, and black ink. A finely detailed bird perches on the opening initial, while a stunning color illustration, also by Angel, appears at the end of the poem. This full-page vignette depicts the darkening green described by Blake, as the sun descends and people return to their cozily lit homes for the evening. In a plain paper wrapper, which is covered by another, heavier wrapper of light blue Japanese paper, the whole loosely tied together at the spine with a white ribbon. Off-setting from adhesive in binding to endpapers, otherwise fine.

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      (TURRELL, JAMES). Adcock, Craig, Julia Brown, John Coplans, Edy de Wilde, Craig Hodgetts, Lucebert, Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, Jim Simmerman, James Turrell & Theodore F. Wolff. Julia Brown, Editor. JAMES TURRELL: OCCLUDED FRONT - AN EXTRAORDINARY SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY FROM THE ARTIST. Signed Association Copy from the Artist. Los Angeles: Fellows of Contemporary Art, Lapis Press & The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1985. First Edition 1/7500. 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. Fine/Fine. 157pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. With a biography and bibliography. Published by Sam Francis&#39; Lapis Press in conjunction with a major 1985 Los Angeles Museum retrospective, this is an elegantly designed and printed survey of the work of renowned Light and Space/Land artist James Turrell. It includes essays by Craig Adcock, Julia Brown, John Coplans, Edy de Wilde, Craig Hodgetts, Lucebert, Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, Jim Simmerman, Theodore F. Wolff, and the artist himself as well as the first comprehensive documentation of his then nascent Roden Crater project. A most handsome copy of the hardbound edition bearing the SIGNED PRESENTATION "TO AJAX WITH MY APPRECIATION - James Turrell" in black ink on the half title page to architect Ajax Daniels with whom the artist collaborated on his submission for the 1984 Domaine Clos Pegase Winery design competition. In addition, the architect&#39;s discreet ownership stamp in red ink adorns the front free endpaper. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-932499-10-4 Inventory Number: 020809&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Aldus Manutius and the Development of Greek Script & Type in the Fifteenth Century with Original Leaves from the First Adline Editions of Aristotle, 1497; Crastonus&#39; Dictionarium Graecum, 1497; Euripides, 1503; And the Septuagint, 1518. [Leaf Book]

      Sandy Hook, CT: Chiswick Book Shop Inc. 1985, edition limited to 200 copies. () xiv, 115pp. Fine. Folio. Red cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board. Matching red cloth slipcase. Both fine with a small bump to edge of slipcase. Four original leaves from the Aldine Press tipped in at rear of book. All leaves in fine antiquarian condition with some age-toning to edges. Two leaves with inked number (likely page number) to top edge of recto and final leaf with two marginal notes in Greek. Limited to 200 copies printed and bound by the Meridian- Stinehour Press. A fascinating study of the development of Greek type at the Aldine press, including a sample leaf from works printed in each of the 4 sets of Greek type developed by the press. The text of the book includes extensive commentary, illustrated throughout with photographic reproductions of Aldine pages, and culminating, of course, with the 4 original leaves illustrating each type. Two of the leaves are from incunable volumes from the press (June and December 1497), one leaf from the editio princeps of Euripides, and one leaf from the Septuagint printed in February of 1518. The Aldine Press introduced many innovations to early printing, including italic type and the popularization of smaller-format books that were easier to use than the massive folios issued from many incunabular presses. (Disbound and Dispersed 184).

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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      London, Thames and Hudson,, 1985. Preface by André Pieyre de Mandiargues. Quarto. Original brown cloth, publisher&#39;s logo to front board and titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. 255 plates in duotone. Light stain to foot of pastedown, barely visible to foot of front cover, dust jacket near fine. First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist "Les [Photoportraits], a Lincoln, a Fidelma, avec ma vieille amitié, Henri". Lincoln Kirstein is most noted for his hand in founding the New York City Ballet and was married to Fidelma Cadmus. Although he and his wife enjoyed an amicable relationship, Kirstein also continued to pursue affairs with men. Kirstein&#39;s photograph appears on page 164.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985 Important Presentation & Association Copy. 8vo. 365 pp. First Edition Inscribed By Paul Theroux to Nobel Prize winning Trinidadian author V.S. Naipaul on the front free endpaper, &#39;For Vidia, To mark twenty years of friendship - if you only knew how your good influence has kept me on the straight and narrow, with love, Paul&#39; and additionally Signed by Theroux on the title-page. Theroux&#39;s friendship with Naipaul had spanned decades, Theroux penning, "V.S. Naipaul: An Introduction to His Work", in admiration of his mentor, and to mark their friendship&#39;s decline and fall, "Sir Vidia&#39;s Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents". A near fine copy, (slight bump to the top of the front board), in 1/4 turquoise cloth over grey paper covered boards, black and silver titles to the spine in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with light overall use. An extraordinary presentation & association copy and now a piece of literary history as the original appearance on the rare book market of three early Theroux titles [Fong and the Indians, Sinning with Annie; and V.S. Naipaul: An Introduction to his Work.] inscribed to Naipaul & his first wife Pat, precipitated a series of explosive exchanges between Theroux & Naipaul that helped dash their 30 plus year friendship into so much literary dust. This was Naipaul&#39;s own copy of this collection of essays, and it includes Theroux&#39;s excellent portrait of Naipaul which he, Naipaul did not entirely appreciate. Their relations had turned bitter about the time that Theroux discovered that Nadira, Naipaul&#39;s new wife had arranged to sell his Theroux books. Notwithstanding the ensuing tumult, the wonderful inscription tells volumes about the relationship of these two accomplished writers who shared so much greatness together. In the end, the pluses will count for much more than their bruised egos. Certainly, the most important copy, ever.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1985.. First edition. Octavo. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light shelf wear. Signed by the author with a self-caricature.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        [Rebecca Press] The Nightingale and The Rose

      (Hyattsville, MD): Rebecca Press, 1985. 49pp. From an edition of 300 copies, this is one of fifteen state proof copies, specially bound. Published in cooperation with the Cheloniidae Press and illustrated with wood-engravings by Alan James Robinson. Bound by David Bourbeau in full black morocco, with an image on the front cover of a nightingale set against a moon in blind, with a thorned rose of red and green inlays on the back. Signed by Alan James Robinson, accompanied by an extra suite of his engravings, each one also signed by him, housed in a cloth-covered chemise. Extremely fine in a black dropback box with a red leather spine, stamped in gilt. (2 7/8 by 2 1/4; 74x57mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT MONOGRAPH 1924-1936. Volume 5 in the Complete Works of Frank Lloyd Wright Series

      Tokyo: A. D. A. EDITA, 1985. First Edition. JP Oversized. Fine/Fine. Nice Copy. Holland Brady Jr. is a highly reputed architect from Tryon, a small upscale community in the mountains of North Carolina. Brady accumulated a quality library of over 2,400 architecture books. This book is from that collection which we purchased. Please remember that if you purchase multiple architecture books, we combine shipping. Includes original printed carton package.

      [Bookseller: Shelley and Son Books]
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        New Naturalist No. 71 BRITISH WARBLERS

      London: Collins. Fine/Fine. 1985. First Edition, First Issue. Hard Cover. 8vo 000219810 X pp. 432, an excellent first edition, First State copy. 6 colour plates, numerous b/w photographs and b/w diagrams & maps. Dust jacket fine, bright and fresh, edges crisp, protected in the original publisher&#39;s protective "Duraseal" sleeve which has a slight wrinkled feel on the spine, not price-clipped, now protected in a removable clear archival sleeve. Green Buckram boards fine with bright gilt. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A fine first edition, first state, copy. A fine copy of what is considered to be the rarest of all New Naturalists. (This is the First Edition First State of which only 725 copies were printed. Collins were unable to fulfil orders for the hardback edition, so subsequently bound up an additional 500 copies from stripped paperbacks, and these are referred to as second state copies. Second State copies are distinguised principally from the first state by being a few mm. shorter and are bound in pea-green "Linson" embossed paper-cloth rather than dark green, slightly shiny buckram. Additionally the dust jacket was not covered in a plastic "Duraseal" protector, unlike the first state edition) .

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        British Warblers: New Naturalist Book 71

      London: Collins 1985 - Superb and incredibly scarce true 1st edition HB in publisher dark green buckram boards with gilt title to spine and no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has no fade or faults and is in original publisher Duraseal protective wrapper. This is a near fine copy of 432pp. incl. numerous b/w photos, figs and maps, etc. Originally part of a large collection of 1st edition Collins New Naturalists, which were ordered as published from Blackwells in Oxford by a fastidious collector. (15 x 22cm)

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        New Naturalist No. 71 BRITISH WARBLERS

      London: Collins. Near Fine/Near Fine. 1985. First Edition, Second State. Hard Cover. 8vo 000219810 X A near fine first edition, Second State copy. Pp. 432, b/w photographs, b/w diagrams & maps. Dust jacket near fine, with a little fading to the spine, minimal general wear, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green hardcover boards near fine with bright gilt, slight knock to bottom of spine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, appears unread. A near fine copy. (This is the First Edition second state of which only 500 copies were printed - it is distinguished principally from the first state by being a few mm. shorter and is bound in pea-green "Linson" embossed paper-cloth rather than dark green buckram) .

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      New York: Vincent Fitzgerald & Co., 1985.. Folio (44.5 x 35.5 cm). Loose sheets and folded bifolia laid into publisher&#39;s cloth clamshell case. Illustrated with full-page lithographs. Bookplate on front pastedown of case, small label residue in corner of upper panel of case, else about fine. First edition. One of 120 copies printed on handmade Crisbrook paper by Wild Carrot, signed by the author and the artist. Music rendered in facsimile of Thomson&#39;s manuscript printed by John Hutcheson, and calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. The lithographs were editioned by the Printmaking Workshop of Paul Blackburn, and each is numbered and initialed in the margin by Grosser. A collaboration by two long-time friends, with Thomson&#39;s musical portraits accompanied by Grosser&#39;s lithographic portraits of the same subjects, including themselves, Jane Bowles, the singer Theodate Johnson, Mark Beard, et al. The dates of composition of Thomson&#39;s portraits range from 1929 to the year of publication, with many of the earlier works being newly rewritten for piano for this edition.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Lonesome Dove

      Simon and Schuster, 1985. First Edition (first printing). The tenth novel by the author of TERMS OF ENDEARMENT and THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana -- and "much more." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for the award-winning TV mini-series. Fine/Near Fine -- a small pock-mark to the front dust jacket panel. Inscribed by McMurtry on the front free end paper, as follows: "For Harry & Madere / With my Best Wishes / Larry McMurtry" in a legible hand . Harry and Madere Olivar were neighbors of McMurtry&#39;s business partner when he owned an interest in a Dallas bookstore in the 1980&#39;s. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Clyde Arbuckle&#39;s History of San Jose

      San Jose, CA: Smith & McKay Printing Co., 1985. 1st, a beautiful and probably unique copy of this classic history, in full leather, all edges gilt, with a foreedge painting. The grey leather is gilt-stamped with a fleur device on front and back, has devices and title on spine within five raised bands, and the name of the man for whom the book was bound, Robert Minge Brown, stamped on front. Brown (1911-1994) was a remarkable man, whose achievements as a Boy Scout led Admiral Byrd to invite him along on an expedition to the South Pole when he was twelve! His mother wouldn&#39;t let him go. He enrolled in Stanford University at 15, graduating in 1931. He earned a law degree in 1934, and practiced his specialty in public utility regulation until 1980. He served as a trustee of Stanford from 1965-81 and as board president from 1971-76. He was elected a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1973, and was an active sportsman for his whole life, in track, tennis, rugby and golf. He died in Albuquerque at age 83. Condition: the boards are bowing; there is slt. chipping of the gilt (which was put on over the foreedge painting), probably from handling it to see the painting. (It is best seen with the pages canted at a 45 degree angle.) The painting is of a San Jose of yesteryear, perhaps about 1890. Overall vg.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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