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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.

      [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'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

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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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.

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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.

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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)

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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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        The Victoria and Albert Museum Collection; Imperial Wallcoverings

      JYD Ltd, 1985. A large elephant folio sample book issued by JYD Limited of the great collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. This volume has the Imperial Wallcoverings designed for royalty and here is made available (for a price) to those who desired it. 102 pages (note pages are numbered variously with some of the smaller wallcovering samples counting as a separte page; in other cases they are not counted) It measures 46.5 cm x 33 cm. The Art Institute of Chicago notes such sample ooks are difficult to find once new productions of fabric lines change (see their 1985 note in the Museum Quarterly) It has a handle so it could have been carried by a sample salesman.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Leda or In Praise of the Blessings of Darkness (Deluxe Limited Edition, Signed)

      Easthampton: Cheloniidae Press, 1985. First printing of this edition. One of 15 deluxe "state proof" copies (this being No. 14) SIGNED by both the artist, Alan James Robinson and the binder, David Kelm on the colophon page. Bound in full alum tawed pigskin with an inset bas relief paper cast illustration to the front board. Illustrated with five drypoint etchings and seven wood engravings. The state proofs for both the etchings and the woodblock engravings are enclosed as is a drawing and an extra suite of prints. Both book and prints are enclosed in a specially designed oatmeal cloth covered fall back box. A beautiful example of modern book arts. 42 pages plus non-numbered leaves for the illustrations, 8 x 11 inches, printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress on T.H. Saunders hotpress watercolor paper. Drypoint etchings were printed on hand made Gampi Torinoko.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Mueller and Schindler. New. Hardcover. <p>German book illumination between Romanesque and Gothic</p><p>The impressive early Gothic splendor handwriting from the heyday of Saxon book painting includes nine pages of considerable size: a complete calendar with a rich architectural decoration and lovingly designed zodiac signs and two magnificent picture pages with a total of five representations to the life of Christ, Annunciation, Birth, death on the cross, Christ&#39;s Ascension and the maiestas Domini.  The individual scenes are executed in an expressive fragment of Deckfarbenmalerei from bright gold background.  The extraordinary calendar reflects the harmonious African meeting of a changing understanding of art in a tense and lively expression. </p> <p>The Zackenstil</p><p>The Golden Hildesheim calendar is an excellent example of the style of the so-called spikes.  This stand-alone form style of the 13th Century combines two styles, namely the emotionally influenced Byzantine art with the early Gothic western and lively, sometimes even dramatic expression.  Characteristic of the teeth are hard-edged style, brilliant color garment shapes to which the term goes back against a spacious gold background. </p> <p>Origin and destination</p><p>The manuscript was in the middle of the 13th Century, a tradition-rich Location: in the scriptorium of the Benedictine monastery of St. Michael in Hildesheim, founded by Bishop Bernward (993-1022 tenure, canonization in 1192) and since 1985 together with the Hildesheim Cathedral part of world heritage by UNESCO.  Destination was the elegant pen Servatius in Quedlinburg. </p> <p>A first in the history of facsimile editions</p><p>The facsimile of the Golden Hildesheim date section represents a first in the history of the facsimile: For the first time incorporated in the original manuscript for the protection of the miniatures Silk curtains were also modeled in facsimile. </p> .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Henri Cartier Bresson

      France: Gilles Mora,, 1985. Les Cahiers de la Photographie 18. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in red and black with a self-portrait of Bresson on the cover. Wrappers lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of the issue of the French photography journal Les Cahiers de la Photographie devoted entirely to Cartier-Bresson. Inscribed by Cartier-Bresson on the verso of the upper wrapper, "a Routtah avec une grosse bize, En-ri". The contents include a short introduction by editor Gilles Mora, a piece by Cartier-Bresson entitled "L&#39;instant décisif", thirteen essays by other artists and critics, and 56 pages of illustrations from Cartier-Bresson&#39;s artwork and photography.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Northampton, Massachusetts: Pennyroyal Press, 1985. No. 138 OF 350 COPIES. Hardcover. 330 x 255 mm (13 x 10"). Portfolio: 330 x 260 mm. (13 x 10 1/4) xxii, [x], 419 pp., [1] leaf (colophon). Two volumes (including portfolio of prints). Foreword by Henry Nash Smith. No. 138 OF 350 COPIES. Publisher&#39;s dark green crushed morocco by Gray Parrot, covers bordered by four gilt fillets, upper cover with gilt medallion containing the interlinked dates "1885" and "1985," flat spine with gilt titling. Housed with beige linen portfolio in matching linen slipcase. WITH 49 WOODCUTS BY BARRY MOSER, as called for, in the volume, and with an additional suite of plates in the portfolio. Calligraphy by Yvette Rutledge. Spine sunned to a light green, otherwise in near-mint condition. Printed to commemorate the centennial of the publication of the great American classic, this is an impressive, aesthetically pleasing production that combines a newly updated authoritative text with Moser&#39;s inspired woodcuts. Experts at the University of California&#39;s Mark Twain archive painstakingly compared Twain&#39;s manuscript to the first edition of the text, correcting errors in wording, spelling, and punctuation and restoring an omitted passage to Chapter XVI. Printed by Harold McGrath in Centaur and Arrighi type on Mohawk Letterpress archival paper, this in a big, attractive, and readable edition that is built to last. The woodcuts include both eerie, atmospheric scenes and revealing portraits of characters. Huck is shady but charming, the Widow Douglas affected and pompous, and Aunt Polly grimly good. Jim is depicted, not as Huck&#39;s light-hearted companion, but as a serious man well aware of the gravity of his position as a runaway slave.

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        Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

      West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press. Fine. 1985. Signed by Illustrator. Leather. Hand-crafted and published by the Pennyroyal Press in an edition of 350 sets, this being #227, with the folio of 49 individual prints, originally unsigned, at the 100 year anniversary of the publication of the first edition. While uncalled for with this publication, in this set, Mr. Moser has signed each print in the folio. This is one of only 4 known examples of this set complete with the folio of 49 prints each individually signed by Barry Moser; Mark Twain&#39;s famous tale in a stunning presentation with forty-nine wood engravings by Barry Moser. Publisher&#39;s full green morocco gilt by E. Gray Parrot. Triple gilt-rule borders on covers, with the dates 1885-1985 stamped in gilt within roundel in the center of the upper cover. The spine is lettered in gilt, with paste paper linen end-sheets by David Bourbeau. Printed on Mohawk Letterpress, accompanied with a signed suite of the 49 prints, (same images as the engravings in the book) all encased in a linen chemise. Book and print folio in slip-case .

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        The Jumping Frog. Woodengravings by Alan James Robinson

      [Easthampton, MA]: Cheloniidae Press. 1985. One of 15 Artist Proof copies, with one extra suite of the woodengravings, plus a suite of 15 state proof engravings, plus one rejected engraving, plus three proofs of portrait etchings of Twain, plus 2 pencil drawings of frogs by the artist, plus one original watercolor of the jumping frog, each signed and numbered by the artist, plus a copy of the prospectus. Additionally, there is an inscription by the artist on the front flyleaf below a pencil sketch of Jim Smiley (character in the story whose engraved portrait appears on the fourth page) by the artist. The regular edition was limited to 250 copies and is bound in green paper wrappers. All editions are printed on Saunders paper in Centaur and Arrighi types at Wild Carrot Letterpress with the assistance of Arthur Larson. The 15 woodengravings printed by Harold Patrick McGrath. Page size: 6 x 8.5 inches. Bound by Daniel Kelm: full undyed Oasis with onlays of the frog in repose -- before the jump on the front panel and after the jump on the back panel, with doublures showing the frog in mid-jump. Onlays in green oasis of the frog jumping are on the front and back pastedowns. Housed in linen clamshell box with pull-out portfolio for extra suites and the book. This Cheloniidae edition of the JUMPING FROG is from MARK TWAIN&#39;S SKETCHES, NEW AND OLD (1875). It contains three versions of this notorious and celebrated tale: the original, the version translated into French (inadequately so, according to Twain) and the version "restored to the English after martyrdom in the French" by Twain. The afterword, "The Private Printing of the &#39;Jumping Frog&#39; Story" by Samuel Clemens, first appeared in the NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW (1894). A lovely copy of this American classic with many extras. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Robots and Empire

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company Inc., 1985. First Printing of the First Edition. First edition, so stated. Signed and inscribed by the author: To Maurie Neville / Isaac Asimov. Both book and dust jacket in fine condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

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        Sketches in the Holy Land With Historical Descriptions by the Rev. G. Crony. Lithographed by Louis Hague

      Aalsmeer: Poultry Press, [1985]. . Limited edition, no. 527 of 1000 copies. Folio. 383, (1) pp. Dark green half morocco over cloth boards decorated with the arms of Jerusalem to the upper cover mimicking the publisher&#146;s binding of the original editions, prospectus for this work loosely inserted. 87 colour illustrations reproducing 3 of the illustrated title pages (the volume I title appears twice) and 84 of the plates from volumes I and II of the original Subscriber&#146;s edition. Some very slight rubbing at the corners, an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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      (AVEDON, RICHARD). Avedon, Richard & Laura Wilson. RICHARD AVEDON: IN THE AMERICAN WEST - AN EXCEPTIONAL SIGNED FIRST EDITION ASSOCIATION COPY FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed and Dated by the Photographer. New York & Fort Worth , TX: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. & The Amon Carter Museum, 1985. First Edition. Small Folio. Cloth in Acetate Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. np, profusely illustrated in duotone. Designed by Marvin Israel and Elizabeth Avedon. "In the American West" is Richard Avedon&#39;s classic, gritty view of the blue collar and marginalized men and women of the American West. Commissioned by The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth in 1979, the noted fashion photographer along with assistant Laura Wilson spent five years crossing the country west of the plains to capture black and white studies of laborers, farmers, cowboys, truckers, drifters and the like set against a portable white backdrop. The resulting images been hailed as one of the great bodies of work in the canon of post-war photography. A most handsome copy in the publisher&#39;s unprinted acetate jacket of the 1985 hardbound first printing (cited on page 38 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger&#39;s "The Photobook: A History Volume II") bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION in the year of publication "For Henry Hopkins Avedon &#39;85" in black ink on the front free endpaper. The noted late museum director, art historian and gallerist Henry T. Hopkins, from whom we acquired this directly, was the director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art at the time of its 1986 exhibition of "In the American West". 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. 0-8109-1105-1 Inventory Number: 020687&

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        In the American West

      New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY AVEDON on front free endpaper. With a fine copy of the booklet prepared in conjunction with the exhibition In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon on view at the Amnon Carter Museum from September 14 through November 17, 1985. Often considered Avedon&#39;s masterpiece, In the American West is sumptuously illustrated with over 100 large duotone plates depiciting a startling variety of men and women Avedon encountered during his travels in the American West from 1979-1984. Designed by Marvin Israel and Elizabeth Avedon and with essay by Laura Wilson. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985. Folio, original pictorial cloth, original acetate. A few tiny specks of wear; a fine copy.

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        Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in The West.

      New York: Random House, 1985 - Octavo. Original red cloth-backed boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a terracotta quarter morocco solander box. An excellent copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Carl [Wolitzky] All the best from your friend Cormac". Wolitzky and McCarthy were close friends for a number of years. Blood Meridian is widely regarded as a masterpiece and may prove in time to be one of the key novels of its era. Contemporary, unsolicited presentation copies are distinctly uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Blood Meridian

      New York: Random House, 1985 First USA Edition. Fine book with clean boards and pages in a Fine priced DJ, with a touch of toning to the inside DJ flaps and minute rubbing to the spine ends. A beautiful copy of this classic from McCarthy.His first novel set on the Texas/Mexico border, further explored in his next four books.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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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&#39;s New York Trilogy. The title page bears Auster&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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