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        Blood Meridian, Or, The Evening Redness in the West

      Random House, 1985. First Edition (first printing). The fifth novel by the author of ALL THE PRETTY HORSES and THE ROAD, a story about "the kid" that takes place along the southwestern United States/Mexico border in 1849 and 1850. Voted runner-up in a 2006 New York Times poll of the best fiction of the previous 25 years. Fine/Fine but for a hint of foxing to the fore edge and one tiny nick to the rear dust jacket panel. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        [Gorey, Edward] Les Echanges Malandreux

      Worcester, MA: Metacom Press, 1985. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies, signed by Gorey. In this transformation book, the pages are cut into two pieces, with characters on the top and captions with lines of conversation below. The characters and captions can be put together in thousands of combinations. A fine copy in illustrated wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1985. Hardcover. Some fading of the leather on this sumptuous book, but still about Fine in a lightly soiled, Near Fine slipcase. Sol LeWitt. Square octavo (8-1/4" x 8-1/2") bound in full black cowhide leather stamped in blind. A beautiful rendition of Borges's first book printed at the Anthoensen Press. Sol LeWitt designed the book in addition to contributing 22 silkscreen prints, printed by Jo Watanabe, each of which was tipped in by hand. Copy #333 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The View (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Small folio. Printed in an edition of only 120 copies although this copy is designated as being printed specifically for David Stickleber on the colophon page. Includes poems by Milosz and four mezzotints by Celmins. A very near fine copy with a couple of tiny nicks to the leather spine but otherwise a fresh copy in a very near fine slipcase. Signed by both Milosz and Celmins on the colophon. An exquisite production.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room (Early typescript copy, inscribed by Auster in 1985)

      New York: Sun and Moon Press, 1985. A bound copy of an early typescript for Paul Auster's New York Trilogy. The title page bears Auster's holograph presentation: "For Paul Lichter and Sarah Jones - / Their personal copy, / - with love - / Paul Auster / June 6, 1985." Numerous non-holograph notations throughout, the most interesting of which are two separate corrections that clearly show that the titles of the last two segments of the trilogy were originally swapped (the change is made both on the segment title pages and the table of contents). Very likely this a copy that Auster had bound for himself prior to the publishing deal made with Sun and Moon Press, as there is no publisher's imprint or editorial markings; and interestingly the three sections of the trilogy are dated 1982, 1982-83, and 1983-84 respectively, showing that Auster completed the entire work--and had probably envisioned it as a single book--well prior to its publication as three separate volumes between 1985-86. Very Good plus in a black snap binding, with clear Mylar covers. A presentation copy of an early corrected version of what is now generally regarded as Auster's masterpiece. In a black custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room (Signed First Editions)

      Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1985, 1986. First editions. Hardcovers. First printings. Widely regarded as some of Auster's best works. All three books are in fine condition and are in fine dust jackets with the jacket for City of Glass being the second state. Signed by Auster on the title page of each book. A lovely set.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The Three Books Which Comprise the New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts and The Locked Room

      Sun & Moon Press, 1985. First Editions (first printings). The first three novels by the author of THE BOOK OF ILLUSIONS and WINTER JOURNAL -- all three first printings. CITY OF GLASS is the story of a detective who receives a phone call from a stranger in the middle of the night -- it is in the "second state" dust jacket (with the publisher's logo glued on at the bottom of the jacket spine). GHOSTS is a story of deception that loops back on itself as a private detective shadows a man -- or is he the one being shadowed? THE LOCKED ROOM is the story of a man lured into another man's past. Each book is Fine/Fine but for a light fold to the dust jacket flap on GHOSTS. Each is Signed by Auster on the title page. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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      In the book containing the first catalogue raisonne of his body art, an extraordinary, signed presentation from Serge Diakonoff, additionally signed by his principal body art model, Miralda Rochat, the centerpiece-a striking, original 319 x 484 mm, (12.56 x 19.06 inches), signed, dated, mixed media drawing in gouache and pen & ink, carefully executed in 8 colors with wash and extending over an entire 2-pages spread of the preliminaries, the presentation to Christian Lefebvre (Nicole Lefebvre, the performance artist is featured in a body painting work on page 95). PROVENANCE: From Christian Lefebvre in Paris and signed in full by Diakonoff and Rochat, each with a different pen; dated by Diakonoff at the bottom, March 1985. The added Rochat signature is quite unusual. PRESENTATION DRAWING: The original artwork isn't a variation of one of his familiar presentation drawings and it anticipates some of his late 80's 'joy of' paintings. The 8-colors drawing shows a stage design with 2 figures set against a far ranging plain in the midst of an inchoate metamorphosis, the plain pictured as a colossal divinity's leg outstretched, the foot pushing against the inner margin of the picture, a sheered volcanic mass near the center, in the far background, a sky alight with energy and muscular clouds spiraling forth. The creator-avatar is an especially striking figure, a full-page design in a costume incorporating body art, including a portrait on the torso. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: clean and bright, some edge bleed from the painting to 2 adjoining preliminary pages. Boards: clean and bright. Binding: tight and true, front hinge just beginning to crack. Book Jacket: some rubs: Upper Jacket with minor spotting, 2 open vertical tears at the bottom, 2 cm and ragged with slight loss, 1 cm and nearly clean: Lower Jacket with 2 closed, clean vertical tears at the top edge, .5 and 1 cm. FORMAT: Publisher's deluxe brown linen boards in sewn binding (not the common green cloth) with white letters and color photographic jacket, photograph on the upper jacket is a 1984 work with his principal model, Miralda Rochat, also shown on page 57; endpapers reproduce a set design for "La Belle au Bois Dormant" (Sleeping Beauty). SUMMARY: A survey of Diakonoff's 1980-84 body painting works with the first catalogue raisonne (1975-84) in an appendix, all works illustrated. Diakonoff provocatively explores themes from myth and psychological archetype, in part by transposing mythic figures and landscapes onto the human figure & face, symbolically joining the unconscious to actuality and vice versa. SIZE: 31.9 x 24.2 cm or 12.5 x 9.5 inches. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete. 143 pages with 317 illustrations, text with 4 b/w illustrations; suite of 109 excellent, full color photograph reproductions, some with facing details, 102 are full-page, 7 double-page; the catalog raisonne with 203 captioned, full color thumbnail reproductions of exhibited or performed body painting works in chronological order (pages 128-142); publishing information. Principal text: transcription of a 1983 Diakonoff interview and panel discussion led by journalist, Jacques Bofford for Radio Suisse Romande. An excellent biographical note with b/w portrait photo of the artist is on the jacket flap. DIAKONOFF: born in Geneva, Switzerland, his first exhibition in 1953, he has since exhibited extensively. Inspired by the African masks he collected, he created his first body painting works in 1975 and has since become a leading body artist, working in collaboration with his principal model, Miranda Rochat, his theme-the dialogue between the conscious and unconscious and past and present myth. About body painting he has said, "Peindre sur la peau, c'est encore peindre. Le modele est le support de sa propre representation, la toile, intermediare entre le peintre et son modele, a disparu": Painting the skin of the body is without question painting. But the canvas that is an intermediary between the artist and the model has now disappeared. IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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      [New York]: Grenfell Press, (1985). First Edition. vellum. Fine in a clamshell box. Malcolm Morley. Tall quarto (8" x 12") bound in full limp vellum by Claudia Cohen with gilt lettering on the spine and red leather ties in a custom clamshell box with a vellum spine label. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Malcolm Morley that in this issue is SIGNED by the artist. Copy C of only 15 (of a total edition of 100) printed on blue Whatman paper and SIGNED by the author. The first separate publication of a portion of Gass's novel THE TUNNEL.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Orkney: New Naturalist Book 70

      London: Collins 1985 - Near fine and very scarce 1st edition HB in publisher green cloth 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 superb copy of 304pp. incl. 20 colour photos and over 100 photos and diagrams in b/w. 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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        Introduction to Raymond Chandler'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'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's Unknown Thriller: The Screenplay of Playback" (1985). Apparently, only a few, perhaps as few as 35, copies of this early printing of book'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'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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        THE MICK

      Doubleday & Company Inc. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine without dustwrapper, as issued. Still in the original shipping box. Illustrated with photographs of the Hall of Famer. This is the special Limited Edition, bound differently from the trade edition and SIGNED by the star centerfielder on the limitation page, one of 536 numbered copies corresponding with the number of his career home runs. This is copy #293 commemorating the 293rd home run hit at Comisky Park in Chicago on 17 June 1960.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Strategies for Clinical Intervention.

      The Free Press, London 1985 - Bratter, Thomas E. y Garry G. Forrest. Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Strategies for Clinical Intervention. Londres, The Free Press, 1985. Características: Buen estado general. Pasta dura en tela editorial. Letras doradas sobre lomo. Tapas ligeramente sucias en la parte superior. Guardas limpias, con sello del propietario anterior. Guarda posterior con ligera mancha causada debido a la humedad. Algunas de las páginas están subrayadas con marcador. Cantos limpios. Canto superior ligeramente sucio. 638 p. + índice. (24 x 16 cm) Peso: 1.200 g.

      [Bookseller: Carlos Héctor García Toscano]
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        Eighteen Portraits. Original lithographs by Maurice Grosser.

      Vincent FitzGerald and Company, New York 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'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's hand (at age 90), and on the right side is one of Grosser's first lithographs, done at age 83. The two friends collaborated before on Thomson's operas, and these portraits reflect mutual friendships of such people as Theodate Johnson, who sang Thomson'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'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's 90th birthday celebration, it reflects a truly an inspired collaboration and is a magnificent book. See an Image. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Leda or In Praise of the Blessings of Darkness. Translated by David Ball from the original text. Illustrated by Alan James Robinson.

      Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA 1985 - State proof edition, copy #1 of 15 deluxe copies with designer binding by Daniel Kelm, with original drawing, three extra suites, all on Saunders hot press watercolor paper, the etchings on hand-made Gampi Torinoko paper, one of 15 copies from a total of 75, each signed and numbered by the artist: 60 regular copies and 15 deluxe copies (this copy). Page size: 8 x 11 inches; 46pp. Illustrated with five drypoint etchings and seven wood engravings by Alan James Robinson each signed and numbered. The type was set by Mackenzie-Harris and printed by Dan Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress; wood engravings printed by Harold McGrath and the drypoints printed by Alan James Robinson. The book was designed by Alan James Robinson and Arthur Larson. Bound by Daniel Kelm: full white alum-tawed pigskin, the front panel with inset bas relief paper casting, in white against blue paper ground with darker blue border, taken from an original wax sculpture by Alan James Robinson; torso of nude Leda with swan between her legs; housed in custom-made tan cloth clamshell box with blue paper linings, three -part fold out with inset in one to accommodate bas relief on binding cover, signed by Daniel Kelm on the colophon of the book.The clamshell box also houses the original drawing by Robinson of the swan and Leda, 5 state proof etchings, 13 proofs of the wood engravings, and an extra suite of the 5 etchings and 7 wood engravings, as well as a copy of the original prospectus. Box has some soiling at edges, book and extra suites are fine. See an Image. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lays of the Deer Forest

      Antony Atha Publishers, Weybread Lodge 1985 - Oblong 4to. Pp 175. Plates in colour and black and white. Further illustrations in the text. Full publisher's morocco. Aeg. Marbled endpapers. Cloth-backed box with hinged, folding lid. Copy number2 (of a total edition limited to 350 copies). There were an unstated number of deluxe copies, of which this is one, signed by the illustrator and containing an original pencil sketch of a stag, signed by Oates. Exceptional. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Playa Girón

      Editorial Letras Cubanas 1985 - Rústica, 29 x 21 cm. 134 páginas, 112 fotografías en blanco y negro. Muy buen estado. Aparece en el fotolibro latinoamericano página 240. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Ayer]
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        B" is for Burglar

      NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1985. hardcover. VF/F- 1st edition, 1st printing. This is a Review Copy with promotional material laid in. Jacket spine is sunned causing the red letters in the title to lose most of their color. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        A Second Paradise: Indian Courtly Life 1590-1947

      Doubleday & Company, Inc 1985 - 0283992689 brown cloth gilt lettering to spine illustrated dust jacket 192 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: San Francisco Book Company]
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        The Natural History of Orkney (New Naturalist #70)

      London; Collins 1985 - Hardcover, green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, illustrated dust jacket by Clifford & Rosemary Ellis, 8vo, 8¾ by 6 inches, 304pp plus 8pp colour plates. First edition, first printing (first state). The original hardcover issue of 725 copies was followed by a second state print run consisting of 500 copies of the limpback edition bound up in hardcover. The first state is distinguished by the correct cloth covered rather than paper covered boards, the inclusion of the NN colophon on the spine, and the jacket of the first printing has the attached plastic protective covering often used in this series, whereas the second state has the same design but in plain unprotected paper. The book is clean, crisp and bright throoughout, appears unread, with just the lightest beginnings of spotting to the top edge of the page block. The boards are unmarked. The jacket not price-clipped or faded in any way, very clean, and just with two areas on the rear face where the plastic protection is a little wrinkled. A Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Further pictures or information happily available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Dartmoor Bookshop]
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        B Is for Burglar (signed copy)

      Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, New York 1985 - First edition of this Kinsey Millhone mystery, the second in the alphabet series, octavo, 229 pages, signed by the author on the title page, fine in fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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        Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

      NY: Random House, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition.Fine tight, seemingly unread copy in a virtually unworn jacket that has just barely perceptiple wear to the extremities. Textblock edges and prelims bright, without the usual remainder mark to the bottom. Overall a beautiful copy of one of McCarthy's best.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        British Warblers.

      London: Collins, (1985).. First edition, second state, 8vo, 432 pp. 6 colour plates and 177 illustrations in the text. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, spine slightly sunned, near fine. New Naturalist series no. 71.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Etre Dieu Dali's Opera Limited First Edition Rare Color Lithograph with Record Albums

      Editorial Mediterrania, 1985. Hardcover, Fine. Editorial Mediterrania, Barcelona 1985. Limited First Edition. Large acrylic case designed with a gold Dali crown and lettered in gold. Numbered 293 of 500 at the lower right corner. Tray slides out of the acrylic case. Matching silk moire portfolios and a book. The first portfolio has a limited edition self portrait lithograph hand embossed and numbered 293 of 500. The second portfolio contains three unplayed records with slipcases. All records numbered. The book is the visual aspect of the opera with photos. All three have gold gilt edges. The book has pages that are unopened. Condition: Fine, clean case and books, records unplayed, trivial shelf wear on the case, all pieces present in fine condition.

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        Scena di vita campestre.

      China su carta, 34x24 cm, in cornice di noce. Il 27 maggio 1921 nasce a Ranzo di Vezzano (TN), quarto di undici figli; il padre Paride fa il calzolaio mentre la madre Cesarina è casalinga. Inizia a frequentare la scuola Elementare a Ranzo, ma nel 1929 la famiglia si trasferisce nel vicino comune di San Lorenzo in Banale. Due anni dopo la famiglia si trasferisce nuovamente, questa volta nella frazione Godenzo-Poia del comune di Lomaso. Qui prosegue a frequentare la Scuola Elementare, anche se è costretto a lasciare la scuola per lunghi periodi, per lavorare come pastore: mentre sorveglia le vacche al pascolo incide sugli alberi scene pastorali. La maestra, notando la sua abilità nel disegno, gli assegna spesso il compito di illustrare le lezioni di storia e di geografia con ritratti di personaggi storici o cartine geografiche. \rNel 1939 inizia un corso di disegno per corrispondenza presso la Scuola ABC di Torino, interrotto due anni dopo dalla partenza per il servizio militare nel Genio Artieri di Bolzano e poi dalla prigionia, dal 1943 al 1945, in un campo di concentramento in Austria.\rAlla fine della guerra riprende il corso di disegno e ne inizia un altro, sempre per corrispondenza, come artista decoratore, presso l?Istituto Volontà di Roma e si mantiene lavorando come contadino e imbianchino. \rMette a frutto le conoscenze apprese realizzando le scenografie per compagnie filodrammatiche nel teatro del paese dove vive, e affrescando capitelli ed interni di abitazioni.Alla fine degli anni Cinquanta risalgono le prime mostre importanti: nel 1959 la Mostra collettiva al Circolo della Stampa di Bolzano, dove ottiene apprezzamenti e nel 1960 la prima Mostra personale, presso l?Hotel Miralago di Molveno (TN).\rNel 1971, su incoraggiamento del pittore rivano Luigi Pizzini, abbandona definitivamente il lavoro come imbianchino, per dedicarsi alla pittura. L?anno successivo, su segnalazione del critico d?arte Raffaele de Grada, partecipa con due opere alla Mostra dei Naïfs di Luzzara (RE), presieduta da Cesare Zavattini. Viene premiato con l?acquisto di un?opera per il Museo. Da allora viene invitato regolarmente e nel 1977 ottiene come premio la ?Sala Omaggio? per una mostra personale.\rA partire dagli anni Ottanta la sua produzione artistica riscuote sempre maggiore successo di pubblico e di critica, per lo stile pittorico estremamente personale e per il soggetto principale delle sue opere: il mondo contadino.\rli anni Novanta risale un importante riconoscimento pubblico: nel 1994 gli viene dedicata una mostra antologica, col patrocinio della Provincia Autonoma di Trento, presso Palazzo Trentini a Trento. L?esposizione viene visitata da oltre cinquemila persone, ottenendo vasta eco sulla stampa locale. Nel frattempo viene pubblicata la monografia ?La saga contadina del pittore Carlo Sartori? a cui seguirà, nel 2001, in occasione del compimento degli ottanta anni, ?I disegni di una vita. Opere inedite?, che raccoglie interessanti scritti dell?Artista ed è un utile strumento per comprendere la sua personalità e la sua formazione artistica.\rNel 2000 l?Artista dona alla comunità di Ranzo, come segno di riconoscenza per la mostra a lui dedicata nel 1997, l?opera su tela intitolata ?Il Cristo degli Emigranti? (cm 150x200) che si può ammirare nella Chiesa parrocchiale del paese. Anche negli anni successivi continua la sua partecipazione a mostre collettive e ad esporre le sue opere in mostre personali.\rHa vissuto fino alla sua morte a Godenzo (TN) e nella sua abitazione si possono osservare numerose opere in esposizione permanente.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Francis Bacon

      Global Asset Management Limited - The Tate Gallery - Thames and Hudson 1985 Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Tate Gallery in 1985. With essays by Dawn Ades and Andrew Forge, a note on technique by Andrew Durham and a select bibliography by Krzysztof Cieszkowski. profusely illustrated in color and b&w This is the elegant hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with the triumphant 1985 Francis Bacon exhibition organized by the Tate Gallery - one of the very few times the venerable British venue had presented a second retrospective to a British artist in their lifetime. Consisting of one hundred and twenty-five paintings executed between 1944 and 1984, it remains one of the most comprehensive surveys of Bacon's work, and the last great museum show before the influential artist's death in 1992. 4to pp. 246 ril in tela arancione con titoli in oro al piatto e al dorso, sovracoperta di acetato (cloth, protective clear acetate dustwrapper) Molto buono (Very Good) Dedica con firma autografa dell'Artista al frontespizio al pittore Lorenzo Tornabuoni (Boldly inscribed and signed by the Artist in black ink on the half-title page to the painter Lorenzo Tornabuoni)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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      All'Insegna del Lanzello 1985 Con 14 acqueforti originali di cui 10 firmate (cm 17,5x11,7) e 4 non firmate (cm 11x10 e 6x8) di Mario Calandri 4to (cm34x27) pp. 104 (14) broch, camicia, custodia (broch, cloth chemise and slip-case) Ottimo (Fine) [Nebiolo, 1998]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Fin De Siecle Architecture. 6 Volumes

      Tokyo, Kondasha, 1985. . Six large folio volumes of photography by Tahara featuring architecture from the end of the 19th century from various parts of the world followed by brief descriptions in Japanese. Each volume is approximately 16'' tall, 200 pp. with 150 pages of full-page photographs, several double-page and fold-out illustrations, and roughly 50 pages of text in Japanese at rear. Only the titles and building names are in English. Volume 1: Art Nouveau and Japonisme, Volume 2: Modernismo and Architectural Millennium, Volume 3: Stile Liberty and Orientalism, Volume 4: The Influence of Secessions, Volume 5: Arts and Crafts and the Garden City Movement, and Volume 6: The Rise of National Romanticism. Each volume is handsomely bound in imitation leather with gilt-stamped titles in Japanese and English on the front and spines and with architectural decorations stamped in black. Each housed in its own slipcase. A fine set. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Polar Express

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. ISBN: 0395389496 First Edition Oblong quarto. Silver decorated maroon cloth. [32]pp with magnificent full-color illustrations thoughout by Chris Van Allsburg. The ultimate Christmas fantasy and winner of the 1986 Caldecott Award. Fine in dustjacket. A lovely copy of this modern classic.

      [Bookseller: Appleby Books]
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        Mein Eigentum

      Edizioni Rovio 1985 15 acqueforti inedite di Imre Reiner incise nel 1965 per illustrare il testo di Holderlin (cm 8x9,5; 11x5). Una poesia di Holderlin. Prefazione di Ottavio Besomi. Traduzione di Enzo Mandruzzato Carta a mano vergata Magnani per l'edizione, al tino Duchene per la suite. Gli esemplari in numerazione romana sono accompagnati da una suite delle acquaforti. Volume a cura di Maria Grazia Bianchi e Giorgio Upiglio. Progetto grafico di Piero Marras Ottimo (Fine)

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        ALBUMS DE CROY. ( 26 tomes dont 23 en français et 3 en néerlandais (3,24,25), set complète + 1 tomes en néerlandais).

      , Bruxelles, Crédit communal de Belgique, 1985-1993.** 1985 Relié, plats orné de blason doré, dos orné de titre doré, sous jacquette rouge d' éditeur illustré en couleur, 24,5x34cm, 287pp+376pp+305pp+228pp+277pp+275pp+331pp+305pp+349pp+303pp232pp+241pp+ 190pp+305pp+ (...) (...) 224pp+287pp+221pp+214pp+353pp+251pp+279pp+360pp+332pp+333pp+461pp+397pp+397pp, illustré en couleur et n/b. Préface de François Narmon. PROPRIÉTÉS DES CROY: (1-3), I. Hainaut (Chimay-Beaumont) II. Hainaut (Avesnes), Ardennes français III. In Brabant, Vlaanderen, Artesië en het Naamse. COMTÉ DE HAINAUT:(4-10), IV. Généralités (instructions religieuse) V. généralités (villes, pairies, etc.) VI. Prévôtes de Mons et Soignies VII. Prévôtes de Valenciennes, Châtellenie de bouchain VIII. Châtellenie d' Ath IX. Prévôté de Maubeuge, bavay, Quesnoy, Landrecies X. Prévôté de binche, bailliages du Roeulx, de Braine-le-Comte, Flobecq et Lessines, Engien, Hal. TOURNAI - TOURNAISIS:(11), XI. Institutions religieuses, villes et villages. LILLE-DOUAI-ORCHIES:(2), XII. Châtellinies de Lille, Douai, Orchies ( 1ière partie) XIII. Châtellinies de Lille, Douai, Orchies ( 2ière partie). COMTÉ DE NAMUR:(3) XIV. Institution religieuses, villes, mairie de Namur. XV. Bailliages de Bouvignes, Fleurus, viesville, wasseiges. XVI. Mairie de feix, bailliage de Samson, prévôté de Poilvache. COMTÉ D' ARTOIS: (7), XVII. Généralités (Institutions religieuse et villes) XVIII. Gouvernace d' Arras ( 1ère partie) XIX. Gouvernace d' Arras ( 2ère partie) XX. Comté de Saint-Pol ( 1ère partie) XXI. Comté de Saint-Pol ( 2ère partie) XXII. Bailliages de Béthune et Lens XXIII. Bailliages d' Aire, Hesdin, Bapaume, Lillers. FLEUVES ET RIVIÈRES(1) XXIV. Valleien van Samber en Leie. XXIV. Valleien van de Schelde en Scrape. VOLUME FINAL: XXVI. Recueil d' études sur les Albums de croÿ. Table générale. VLAANDEREN IN DE ALBUMS DE CROY: IV. Het Hertogdom Aarschot onder Karel van croÿ (1595 - 1612). Kadaster en gezichten.

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        The Flounder.

      , New York, Limited Editions Club, 1985.. . Three volumes. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Illustrated by the author. Designed by Ben Shiff. Printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by the author. Bound in quarter eel skin with grey cloth over boards and paper labels on front covers. Original matching slipcase. Fine condition.

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      Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1985 Davies, Robertson. THE INTRODUCTION TO THE PAPERS OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS. N.P., N.D. [Toronto: Irwin Publishing, 1985]. Softcover. First edition. Presentation Copy. 8vo., (ii), 12, (2, blank) pp, cream card covers, stapled. printed in maroon. An advance promotional booklet containing the Davies introduction to the book of the same name published by Irwin in the fall of 1985. This copy inscribed to Davies's editor /publisher at Viking [who published the book in the US], Elizabeth Sifton in his inimitable lovely calligraphic-like presentation: "Robertson Davies / For Elizabeth Sifton / Midsummer Eve 1985". Superb Association Copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Nothing Gold Can Stay, The Wildlife of Upper Canada --- signed By the Author

      Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1985, 1st Edition, 1st Printing ----------limited edition, number 3 of 25. -gilt stamped oxblood leather. -173 numbered pages - signed and numbered by the author on the biography page. -end papers are a drawing of passenger pigeons in flight. - illustrated by the author with more than 80 b&w drawings. - book is made up of quotes from old manuscripts, diaries, and letters that describe the flora and fauna discovered by the early settlers, all strung together by accounts of the way things are now. Quill and Quire called it: " A book that is meant to make us feel guilty and good at the same time". - an as new copy, obviously the limited edition is very scarce. Signed,. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by W. Fraser Sandercombe.

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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'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'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'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. .

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        The Mirror & The Eye; Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam

      Andoversford, Gloucestershire, Whittington Press, 1985. First limited edition. Translated by Iftikhar Azmi. Illustrated by Richard Kennedy. One of 100 copies quarter bound in vellum with boards covered in marbled paper. Signed by the translator and illustrator. Fine condition in original slipcase which is slightly faded from the sun on one side, otherwise very good condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine. Signed

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        A Paris Visit

      The Grenfell Press [New York: The Grenfell Press. 1985]. First. First edition. Folio. Three broadsides. Approximately 8.5" x 20". Folded once at center fine. Separate sheets from bound set issued with illustrations by R.B. Kitaj. Each contains two poems, except last sheet that contains only one. All five part are present. .

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        Annali dell'Istituto italiano per gli studi storici. Disponiamo dal 1967 al 2001 in diciassette volumi(manca il IX°) che riguarda gli anni 1985-1986.

      Sede dell'istituto.Volumi diciassette in-8° gr. di pp. che variano da 265 a 795 cona alcune tabelle f.t. Tutti in bross. edit. ed ancora intonsi salvo segnatura a penna sui dorsi e vari timbri all'interno.

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        Humanscale 1/2/3 + 4/5/6 + 7/8/9.

      Designers: / A Project of Henry Dreyfus Associates. Cambridge:The MIT Press 1985-81. With in all 9 plastic measuring devices with moveable wheels. 32 + 48 + 52 pp. with textual illustrations. All contained in the 3 original plastic wallets. The wallet containing 7/8/9 has some colour spots along frontboard; the books and measuring devices are in fine condition.. This is an extremely rare full collection, containing portfolios 1-9. Humanscale is an important tool for everyone who designs for the human body. It incorporates the extensive amount of human engineering data compiled and organized by Henry Dreyfuss Associates over the last thirty years, including the most up-to-date research of anthropologists, psychologists, scientists, human engineers, and medical experts.Humanscale consists of pictorial selectors equipped with rotary dials. This portfolio contains three selectors (two sides each) which present over 20,000 bits of information, basically encompassing anthropometry, guidelines for seating design, and requirements for the handicapped and elderly. Men, women, and children-large and small-are represented. Measurements are given in metric as well as English units.Volume 1 in 4th printing 1985, orig. published 1974.1: Sizes of People. 2: Seating Considerations. 3: Requirements for the Handicapped and Elderly. 4: Human Strenth and Safety. 5: Controls and Displays. 6: Designing for People. 7: Standing and Sitting at Work. 8: Space Planning for the Individual and the Public. 9: Access for Maintenance, Stairs, Light, and Color

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        The Cunning Little Vixen

      Farrar Straus & Giroux New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. (1985). First edition thus, with pictures by Maurice Sendak. Publisher's presentation issue. Full gray morocco gilt. One of a handful of copies, perhaps as few as five, prepared by the publisher for presentation to the author, and for very limited distribution from the publisher. Bound from the unbound sheets of the signed and limited edition, this copy Signed by Sendak, but unnumbered. Likely to be the only copy ever to reach the marketplace, this copy was retained by the binder. Classic Czechoslovakian novel illustrated by Sendak. .

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        Le Morte Darthur (Two Volumes - Complete in Slipcase) The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures the Achieving of the San Greal and in the End

      The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1985. As New with no dust jacket. Limited Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. ISBN: 0851154158 Two Volumes, Complete, in Slipcase. Limited Edition (this is No. 258 of 500). Publisher's full tan cloth, gilt lettering, and decoration by Beardsley on spines and covers. Illustrated with numerous B drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. This edition represents in facsimile the small paper issue of the first edition, with the addition of a new Introduction by Derek Brewer, as well as the Introduction written by Professor John Rhys in 1893. The text is as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster in 1485, and now spelled in the modern style, and embellished with many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley. Includes detailed Notes on the Text Used as well as a Glossary. Two very handsome volumes. Both volumes are in perfect, pristine condition. The slipcase is in fine condition. AS NEW. B Drawings. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall

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        The Way To Cook ; Julia Child On Videotape (poster)

      . Full color promotional poster measuring 21 x 30 inches (53.3 x 76.2 cm.) depictiing Her Highness in the Kitchen promoting her six hour video course on cooking. Boldly signed by the author with her trademark "Bon Appetite." A unique piece in perfect condition. Image available on request. Book condition: Fine

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        Lonesome Dove

      SIGNED, FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (complete number line to 1) New York, Simon & Schuster, 1985. Signed by Mr. McMurtry directly on the Title page, no inscription. Photo from 2013 signing event will be laid in. Dust Jacket Near Fine in Brodart cover, no tears, very light edge wear, spine shows some fading, not price clipped ($18.95). Black Boards Fine, unblemished. Slight bowing at the top of the spine. Text Clean, no marks except previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Not remainder marked. Not ex-library. Books are Carefully Packed and Shipped Daily with Delivery Confirmation from Dry, Smoke-Free shop. Complete Satisfaction Guaranteed.

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        The Mirror & The Eye; Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam

      First limited edition. Translated by Iftikhar Azmi. Illustrated by Richard Kennedy. One of 100 copies quarter bound in vellum with boards covered in marbled paper. Signed by the translator and illustrator. Fine condition in original slipcase which is slightly faded from the sun on one side, otherwise very good condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine. Signed

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        Fin De Siecle Architecture. 6 Volumes

      . Six large folio volumes of photography by Tahara featuring architecture from the end of the 19th century from various parts of the world followed by brief descriptions in Japanese. Each volume is approximately 16'' tall, 200 pp. with 150 pages of full-page photographs, several double-page and fold-out illustrations, and roughly 50 pages of text in Japanese at rear. Only the titles and building names are in English. Volume 1: Art Nouveau and Japonisme, Volume 2: Modernismo and Architectural Millennium, Volume 3: Stile Liberty and Orientalism, Volume 4: The Influence of Secessions, Volume 5: Arts and Crafts and the Garden City Movement, and Volume 6: The Rise of National Romanticism. Each volume is handsomely bound in imitation leather with gilt-stamped titles in Japanese and English on the front and spines and with architectural decorations stamped in black. Each housed in its own slipcase. A fine set. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine

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