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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 Several of the poems could not be identified and may be unpublished.The accompanying letters sent to his correspondent are surprisingly genial and optimistic considering Wright's tendency toward darker themes in his work.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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        World's Fair

      NY: Random House. (1985). The publisher's presentation edition of Doctorow'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'Oeil Du Jazz [The Eye Of Jazz]

      Paris: Filipacchi, 1985 SIGNED, dated and inscribed by the book'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'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'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's troubled stay in Paris during the late 50's, and early 60's. The book'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'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'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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        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'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'' x 12''. 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 'Updated list of credits' card, and a 'Controllato, Checked, Controlé' 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's Johann Zainer the Elder & Younger Translated from the German by Ruth Schwab-Rosenthal... With an Original Leaf from Hugo Ripelin'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's Compendium theologiae veritatis, printed on Zainer'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’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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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' 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'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' 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'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'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, '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' and additionally Signed by Theroux on the title-page. Theroux'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's decline and fall, "Sir Vidia'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's own copy of this collection of essays, and it includes Theroux'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'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'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'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'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's musical portraits accompanied by Grosser'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's portraits range from 1929 to the year of publication, with many of the earlier works being newly rewritten for piano for this edition.

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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's business partner when he owned an interest in a Dallas bookstore in the 1980's. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Clyde Arbuckle'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'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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        Leo Wyatt's Little Book of Alphabets

      Printed and Published by The Florin Press, Biddenden, Kent First Edition 1985. Biddenden 1985. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original quarter burgundy leather and white parchment covers, burgundy leather label with gilt title and author lettering to the front cover. 8vo. 8'' x 6''. Hand written number 40 of 150 Limited Edition copies and SIGNED has been printed by hand on two Albion presses, from the original wood blocks in Betty Wyatt's collection. The text is handset in Original Janson Antiqua. This is the first use both of a paper made specially for The Florin Press at Biddenden by Barcham Green, and of the device engraved by Simon Brett. The coloured inks were largely ground by hand from dry pigment and prepared varnish, and bound by Smith Settle. Fine condition book in Fine condition slip case. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0906715121

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        All Sails Up."

      New York: Con-Ker Fine Art, 1985. One of 250 pieces. A stunning Art Deco-style hand mirror designed by Erté and cast using the lost wax technique at the Joel Meisner & Co. Foundry. Erté, whose fashion images adorned the pages of Harper's Bazaar from 1932 to 1937, was one of the most prominent French illustrators of the Art Deco period. Although he is best known for his fashion illustrations and magazine cover designs, Erté also enjoyed designing and sculpting three-dimensional objects from an early age. Erté explains in his artist's statement: "Since my boyhood in fashion, theater and the decorative arts, I have designed three-dimensional pieces. As a medium of expression, I have always enjoyed sculpting as one of my favorite means of expression." This mirror fits perfectly within his stylish aesthetic: the back of the piece is graced with a glamorous woman dressed in the fashion of the 1930s, wearing draping strands of golden beads. Long earrings and an elegant coif surmounted by a large golden comb complete her ensemble, as she gazes out at a vignette of a sailing ship on aqua-blue seas. Golden clouds frame the ship, almost like a theatrical curtain, and the scene is topped with the phrase "Toutes Voiles Dehors" ("All Sails Up"). The mirror's face is round with elegantly beveled glass. Including the slender, tapered handle, the piece measures approximately thirteen inches in length by seven inches in width. Housed in a stately wood case lined with green satin and velvet, this fine example of Erté's decorative work is in very fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      Volcano, HI: Dennis McMillan Publications, 1985 Number 313 of 350 numbered copies signed by Newton Baird who wrote the introduction. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.. Signed. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Mission Earth: The Collector's First Edition (10 Volumes)

      Bridge Publications, Inc, 1985. Hardcover. Like New. L. Ron Hubbard's epic Science Fiction dekalogy, Mission Earth. 10 volumes complete. Bound in stunning full red leather with five raised bands to spine panels. Gilt stampings to spine and front panels. Each volume with matching red leather, gilt-stamped slipcase. Limited first edition, numbered in ink. One of 500 sets published. Includes The Invaders Plan, Black Genesis, The Enemy Within, An Alien Affair, Fortune of Fear, Death Quest, Voyage of Vengeance, Disaster, Villainy Victorious and The Doomed Planet. All volumes crisp, immaculate and tight, presumably unread, with page ribbons in original tucked positions. All slipcases in like new condition. A gorgeous set. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.

      [Bookseller: Midnight Books]
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        B" is for burglar

      Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1985-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed. First printing. Flat SIGNED by Sue Grafton on the title page. The volume is bumped and wrinkled near the spine crown. The unclipped dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, has very light wear on the edges.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance

      New York: BeechTree Press, 1985. Uncorrected Bound Galleys. Uncorrected Bound Galleys. A near fine book in a brown wrappers with a photo illustration on the front cover. The photo of three farmers is the same as that used on the later trade edition. This is a solid copy with a bit of soiling to the page edges and a light dampstain to the cover. An uncommon early version of Powers important first book.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Icelandic River Saga

      Saga, Canada 1985 - 838 pages. "Even though the geographic limitations of this work are prescribed by the boundaries of a specific Icelandic settlement, its general scope and extensive background research defy this narrow categorization. The author not only traces the history of the settlement itself, from its beginnings to recent times, he includes a great deal of material of potential interest to those who may have only tenuous links with the Icelandic cultural heritage, at the same time establishing ties between thousands of Icelandic-North Americans and their native Iceland. The author's disciplined approach has made the writing of this book an arduous task, but at the same time his stringent demands upon himself have enhanced the scholarly merit of his work immeasurably. Virtually unaided, the author has now completed and seen through to publication a more meticulous piece of research than any previously undertaking in the field of Icelandic ethnic history." - Haraldur Bessason, Professor and Head , Department of Icelandic Language and Literature, University of Manitoba. As is common with this title, the binding of this copy is over-matched by the considerable weight of the book, resulting in the binding being relatively loose/tender but still intact. Gift greetings atop front free endpaper. Average wear. A worthy copy of this treasured reference. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      KÖLN - Joseph Beuys. Acción 1985 Colonia. 5 Fotografías (diapositivas originales) Joseph Beuys. Aktion 1985 Köln. 5 Photographs (original Dias) Joseph Beuys. Action 1985 Cologne. 5 Photographs (original slides)

      [Bookseller: NOSTROMO2]
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        The Time of My Life - An Autobiography ******FRANCIS CRICK'S COPY****


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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

      Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press. 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. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        The Whole Art of Marbling as Applied to Paper Book-Edges Etc. Containing a full description of the nature and properties of the materials used, the method of preparing them, and of executing every kind of marbling in use at the present time, with numerous illustrations and examples

      [Oxford: The Plough Press, 1985] One of 150 copies. Green cloth with front cover and spine stamped in gilt. . Octavo. Facsimile reprint or the larger second edition of 1881 printed by George Bell, with 39 pages of marbled samples reproducing the patterns of the original, made by Katherine Davis of Payhembury. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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      San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1985.. Quarto. Quarter blue morocco and cloth, morocco fore- edges. Frontis. A very fine, unrubbed copy, with prospectus and publisher&#39;s notice laid in. First edition of this selection edited, with an introduction, by Helen Vendler. The frontispiece is an original etching by Jasper Johns, signed by him in the margin. One of three hundred numbered copies (of 326) printed on English mould-made paper under the direction of Andrew Hoyem, and bound by the Schuberth Bindery. The etching was printed at Universal Limited Art Editions.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Patagonia Revisited

      Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire: Michael Russell,, 1985. Illustrated by Kyffin Williams. Octavo. Original red and grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, horseman design to boards in red, grey endpapers. With the original glassine jacket. Engravings by Kyffin Williams throughout. A fine copy in the original glassine jacket. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by both authors on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Way To Cook ; Julia Child On Videotape (poster)

      New York: Knopf, 1985. Fine. 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.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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      Bangor, ME: Philtrum Press, 1985. First Edition. loose sheets. Very Good with some expected wear. A set of loose galley sheets (7-1/2" x 25") of the third part of King's novel-in-progress published privately in an edition of only 200 copies as a Christmas greeting and not offered for public sale. This is the only set of galleys for this book we have seen, and it contains numerous corrections by King himself, sometimes signed, including at the head of the title: "Copy-edit complete./Steve King." Above that is a typed note about the text signed by Michael [Alpert], who was involved with the printing of the book. It appears that King's comments are photocopied from an original. We have priced this as a scarce issue of the book photocopied from the copy King corrected and not as the original copy that King corrected. If we are wrong, someone will be very happy. And if we are not wrong, we can still comfortably assume that even advanced King collectors do not have this.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Limited Editions Club. Fine+. 1985. Hardcover. Limited edition (#1040 of 1500). Signed by author of the afterward. Half bound burgundy leather with marbled paper covered boards. Book is in Fine+ condition. Slip case in Fine condition. ; Signed by Editor .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Ubik - The Screenplay

      US: Corroboree Press. US Special Limited Edition and First Edition. Published in 1985 by Corroboree Press. The book is presented in a pristine slipcase and is bound in grey leather. It is limited to 50 copies of which this is numbered 17. It is signed by Philip K. Dick by way of a signature cut from a cheque as the book was published posthumously. The book is also signed by Paul Williams [introduction], Tim Powers [foreword], Doug Rice [color illustrations], Val-Lakey Lindhan & Ron Lindhan [B&W illustrations and endpapers], Ripley Sue Thornhill & Ira M. Thornhill [book designers]. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1985.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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