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        Etre Dieu ( Dali's Opera - Limited First Edition - Rare - Color Lithograph - 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.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Bibliographie des écrits de Louis-Ferdinand Céline

      Paris: Le graphomane & B.L.F.C., 1985. Broché. 18x23,5cm. Edition originale imprimée à 800 exemplaires numérotés. Iconographie. Bel exemplaire de cette incontournable "bible" célinienne. - Le graphomane & B.L.F.C., Paris _1985, 18x23,5cm, broché. - broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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 100 copies. 383, (1) pp. Dark green half morocco over cloth boards decorated with the arms Jerusalem to the upper cover mimicking the publisher's binding of the original editions, with the publisher's prospectus 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's edition. Some very slight rubbing at the corners, an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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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

      The Plough Press [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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        Over in the Meadow

      no publisher [No place: no publisher. circa 1985]. First. First edition with these illustrations. Illustrated by Fauz Schoup. Folio. Cloth with morocco corners and spine label. A trace of rubbing, still fine in a rubbed, else near fine slipcase. Copy number 5 of 25 copies on white paper (there was another edition of 25 on colored paper). Both text and illustrations in line engravings, each page numbered, and each illustration initialed by the artist. A beautiful book. A classic children's book with new illustrations. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Delacorte/Seymore Lawrence NY: Delacorte/Seymore Lawrence, 1985 First edition, limited issue of 500 numbered copies signed by Vonneguit on the limitation page. Copy #48. Issued without dustjacket. Cloth-covered slipcase. Slipcase cloth very lightly rubbed; unread copy in Fine condition. Signed by Author. Hardcover. Limited Edition. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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        Birger Lundquist, tecknaren - grafikern - illustratören.

      Lund 1985. Bibliofilupplaga. 12/30. Folio. Japanbindning i träpärmar. 44 s. Detta bildverk är sammanställt med originalteckningar ur Birger Lundquist efterlämnade arkiv. Förutom 19 teckningar - olika i varje bildverk - ingår tre torrnålsgravyrer tryckta i vardera 30 exemplar direkt från originalplåtarna som därefter förstörts

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        Fogelboken I-II.

      Del I: Fogelboken. Del II: Historisk, konstvetenskaplig och ornitologisk kommentar av Tomas Anfält, Gunnar Broberg, Allan Elenius & Gunnar Brusewitz. Med förord av Thomas Tottie. Stockholm René Coeckelbergh 1985. Folio. 165 planschblad, 3 s. + 103,(8) s. Faksimileutgåva utgiven i 1499 numrerade exemplar. Två volymer i förlagets mörkblå klotband med ryggtext i guld. I mörkblå gulddekorerad skyddskassett. 45,5 x 30,5 cm. Med: Portföljen. René Coeckelberghs Editioner 1986. Elefantfolio. Faksimilutgåva innehållande naturtrogna kopior i skala 1:1 av Olof Rudbeck d.y:s fågelplanscher. 35 Färgplanscher. Kommentarer av Gunnar Brusewitz och Tomas Anfält. 32 s. Trådhäftad. Samlat i förlagets sammetsfodrade gulddekorerade klotportfölj med skinnförstärkta hörn. tryckt i 1.499 numrerade exemplar. 93 x 63 cm.. Olof Rudbeck den yngres Fogelbok som påbörjades 1693, har aldrig tidigare publicerats. Efter 275 år förligger den i naturtrogen faksimileupplaga

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        Fogelboken. I-II. Del I: Fogelboken. Del II: Historisk, konstvetenskaplig och ornitologisk kommentar av Tomas Anfält, Gunnar Broberg, Allan Ellenius & Gunnar Brusewitz. Med förord av Thomas Tottie.

      René Coeckelbergh, Stockholm, 1985. Folio. 3 sid. + 103, (8) s. + 165 planschblad. Faksimilutgåva utgiven i 1.499 numrerade ex. Detta ex nummer 1400. Två volymer i förlagets mörkblå klotband med ryggtext i guld. Mörkblå gulddekorerad skyddskassett. Fint ex.. Olof Rudbeck d. y.:s Fogelbok som påbörjades 1693, har aldrig tidigare publicerats. Efter 275 år föreligger den i faksimilutgåva

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        Recollections of a Baseball Junkie

      William Morrow New York: William Morrow. (1985). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to Joe DiMaggio: "To Joe ... Perfection is always the unexplored, unexpected dream we all seek and fantasize about the ultimate. You have achieved perfection and I have appreciated it. Art. 7/13/85." With a letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: Vincent Fitzgerald & Co. 1985. 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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        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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        The Ruby And The Smoke

      Oxford University Press, 1985, UK First Edition.. Arguably one of 'Pullman's' scarcest & earlist titles to find! His second children's novel & first in the Sally Lockheart series. Dustjacket Fine, not priceclipped, none of the usual fading, bright red covers, £6.95 on price flap. Book Fine, red boards, sharp corners, just a hint of browning to page edging ( you'll have to look hard). An exceptional copy & an investment for the future!

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      London: Collins Harvill. 1985. The first British edition of this Carver retrospective, originally published in 1983 by his early small press publisher, Capra, on the heels of his critical and commercial success. This British edition was a slightly different collection than the American one, lacking a couple of pieces that appeared in the U.S. edition and including a couple that did not. This copy is inscribed by Carver to novelist Robert Stone: "For Bob - with fond memories of the stay in Port Angeles. With love - Ray - July 22, 1985." Stone visited Carver at his home in Port Angeles, Washington, a couple of times, ostensibly for fishing trips including one with Tobias Wolff and Richard Ford -- an impressive gathering of American literary fishermen. Stone called Carver "the best American short story writer since Hemingway" and, speaking at Carver's memorial service, Stone borrowed a line from his own essay on Chekhov, the writer to whom Carver has most frequently been compared, and called Carver "a hero of perception." Foxing to pages edges and endpages, not affecting inscription; a very good copy in a very good, lightly edgeworn dust jacket with foxing, mostly on verso, and slight fading to the spine title. Association copies of Carver's books are highly uncommon, and this is one of the best we have seen. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Pond

      Millerton: Aperture Millerton: Aperture, (1985). 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). Fine in a near fine jacket lightly creased at the top of the front panel.

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        New Hope for the Dead

      NY: St. Martin's. (1985). The second of his acclaimed Hope Moseley crime novels. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine, mildly spine-sunned dust jacket with rubbing to the flap folds. A very nice copy, scarce signed. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        The Fall of the House of Usher

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1985. #444 of a Limited Edition of 1500 copies. A lovely produced edition of one of Edgar Allan Poe's greatest tales. SIGNED BY BOTH the artist Alice Neel (1900 - 1984) and Raphael Soyer, the latter also contributing a written appreciation to Neel. While Alice Neel signed this copy, she passed away shortly after selecting the images used to illustrate the book and before all the books could be signed by her. Bound in a Nigerian goat-skin leather spine with hand-marbled, stone-patterned paper by Faith Harrison on front and back boards. 32 pp. with two lithographs and an etching by Alice Neel. 11.5" by 15.5" inches. Limited Editions Club Letter included. Housed in a black, cloth-covered clamshell box with a red leather title label on front and a red velvet-lined interior bottom. A Fine book in a Very Good box, very lightly rubbed with light soiling to the top inside paper-lined cover. "During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung opressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher." . Signed by Illustrator and Contributor. Limited Edition. Leather and Paper. Fine. Illus. by Alice Neel. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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      Sylvester & Orphanos Los Angeles: Sylvester & Orphanos. Fine+; Signed by Author. 1985. Limited/Numbered Edition. Cloth. A most handsome Limited Numbered First Edition in Very Fine condition SIGNED and numbered by author John Updike directly on the Limitations page. Bound in moss grey and gold gilt patterned cloth and housed in a gold slipcase, this copy is number 100 of 300 numbered copies (330 copies total in this Limited Edition: 26 are lettered and 4 bear the printed name of a recipient) ; A collection of eleven essays on art, some previously published and some published here for the first time. Updike chose artists of particular interest to himself including Richard Estes, Richard Diebenkorn, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Jan Vermeer, Fairfield Potter and others .

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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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        ENDER'S GAME

      [New York]: Tor,. [1985]. boards.. A fine copy in just about fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing to. lower spine end and upper edge of rear panel and a few light. scratches to rear panel. (#135663). First edition. Winner of the 1985 Nebula and 1986 Hugo awards for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-92. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #2.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      Cofanetto (in cartonato mod. e tela) contenente le seguenti 12 plaquettes, mm. 198x135, bross., 8 pp.nn. cad.: - CECCO D?ASCOLI - "Sonetti". A cura di Ugo Marchetti, 1989, con 1 litografia originale di Stefano Favarelli (copia n. 19/150). - D?AUBIGNE? Agrippa - "Diana". Traduzione di Anna Vincitorio, 1986, con 1 incisione originale di Maria Settembrini (n. 61/150). - DONNE John - "Il giardino di Twicknam". Traduzione di Roberto Sanesi, 1987, con 1 litografia originale di Vanni Viviani (n. 4/150). - DOINAS A. Stefan - "Coltiva il tuo occhio". Traduzioni di Florian Potra e Roberto Sanesi, 1986, con 1 serigrafia originale di Giuseppe Lollo (n. 2/150). - ECEVIT Buelent - "La donna senza età". A cura di Gregorio Galli, 1987, con 1 serigrafia originale di Giorgio Ramella (n. 29/150). - FRANZA Carlo - "La parola e lo sguardo". 1989, con 1 litografia originale di Giancarlo Cazzaniga (n. 59/150). - JARRY Alfredo - "L?oppio". A cura di Vincenzo Accame, 1989, con 1 incisione originale di William Xerra (n. 43/150). - KOENIG Théodore - "Alphabet". A cura di Rita Aldrovandi, 1989, con 1 serigrafia originale di Vincenzo Accame (n. 44/150). - LAYTON Irving - "Una nuova glaciazione". A cura di Pietro Spinucci e Rita Di Giuseppe, 1985, con 1 serigrafia originale di Remo Brindisi (n. 47/150). - LEE Laurie - "Discorso notturno". A cura di Giorgio Bona, 1989, con 1 serigrafia originale di Agostino Bonalumi (n. 69/150). - RAINE Kathleen - "Aria". Traduzione di Roberto Sanesi, 1987, con 1 serigrafia originale di Luciana Matalon (n. 30/150). - TALIESIN - "In lode di Cynan". A cura di Ugo Marchetti, 1986, con 1 xilografia originale di Ennio Toniolo (n. 55/150). I versi di questa raccolta sono qui pubblicati per la prima volta in una edizione di 150 esempl. numer. e le prime 99 copie contengono una incisione originale (numerata e firmata dall?artista). In ottimo stato.

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        [The Belgariad]: Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit, Castle of Wizardry, Enchanters' End Game

      Century London: Century. 1983-1985. First. Five volumes, each volume is a first edition. Very slight aging to the cheap paper pages, still easily fine in fine dustwrappers. A lovely and uniform set of five volumes of this epic and well-regarded fantasy series, with spines as nearly uniform as they are ever likely to be. Reportedly the first two volumes were issued in very small first printings, perhaps as few as 200 copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Cote d'Azur Triangle. Etchings and lithographs by Mark Beard

      Vincent FitzGerald & Company New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company. 1985. Signed, Limited Edition, one of 119 copies only on Rives BFK, all signed by the author and artist, hand set in Janson, lithographs and etchings pulled by the Printmaking Workshop of Bob Blackburn. Page size 12 x 14 inches. Bound by Gerard Charriere, in cloth of vibrant yellow, with title stamped in blue within a red triangle on front cover, housed in black clamshell box by Charriere, fine. In this play by Harry Kondoleon, "A woman, her husband, and her husband's lover go up and down the Riviera only to be disappointed by the Riviera. The dullness of the Cote D'Azur reveals to these Americans the dullness and impossibility of love...they tire of one another and pursue sex partners at random until they are attacked and consumed by sea dragons." Mark Beard's brilliant illustrations of these "two dimensional and ironic" characters, in their bathing suits and sunglasses, in saturated primary colors, and his flat presentation, are overwhelming in their impact of the characters' vapidity. With illustrations such as Greek temple caryatids folding out to reveal the Cote d'Azur and paper doll players, Beard's art inexpressibly moves the viewer to the inevitable crush by the dragon of these pitiable self-centered creatures. A brilliant mixture of wit and irony with difficult and innovative printmaking techniques producing prints with highly unusual textures, especially in the final fold out, which has an effect of great richness and mystery. One of the most exciting works from the already renowned livre d'artiste oeuvre of Mark Beard. See an Image.

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        New Hope for the Dead

      St. Martin's NY: St. Martin's. (1985). The second of his acclaimed Hope Moseley crime novels. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine, mildly spine-sunned dust jacket with rubbing to the flap folds. A very nice copy, scarce signed. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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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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        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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        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, light mark to the fore edge otherwise a very good copy. New Naturalist series no. 71.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Leda or In Praise of the Blessings of Darkness (Deluxe Limited Edition, Signed)

      Cheloniidae Press 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.

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        THE NEW YORK TRILOGY: City of Glass - Ghosts - The Locked Room

      Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press. 1985, 1986, 1986.: Sun & Moon Press, 1985 Auster, Paul. THE NEW YORK TRILOGY: City of Glass. Ghosts. The Locked Room. Signed. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press. 1985, 1986, 1986. Three Volumes. First Edition, first printings of Paul Auster''s signature work, Signed by Paul Auster in Ghosts and The Locked Room. City Of Glass, Edgar Award nominee, in the rather uncommon first issue pictorial dustwrapper. Ghosts and The Locked Room in third state dustwrappers with the publisher's sun and moon logo printed at the heel of the spine. Near fine or better copies in navy cloth, gilt titles in near fine or better dustwrappers. 8vo. 203 pp., 96 pp., 179 pp. A sparkling set.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Dance for Life

      Elysian Editions Oakland: Elysian Editions, 1985. vg. Folio. 1/50. Photographic portfolio in blue linen box. 12 hand-pulled photogravures on Arches paper (15" x 19"), signed by Margaretta Mitchell, of women and children dancing in the style of Isadora Duncan at Berkeley's Temple of Wings. Duncan's influence is apparent in the flowing costume, the classical open-air setting and the graceful, expressive gestures. Dance teacher Sulgwynn Boynton Quitzow is the daughter of Duncan's childhood friend, Florence Treadwell Boynton who shared Duncan's vision of life lived in harmony with nature and who dedicated the Temple of Wings in 1914 to the "democracy and freedom of women." Quitzow and her daughter have kept Duncan's legacy alive for two generations, teaching dance at the Temple of Wings, where Mitchell has been photographing for two decades. Letterpress text pages: title, four pages of text (including historical photographs and text on the friendship of Boyton and Duncan in Oakland, plus a statement by Kevin Starr), a poem by Stephen Mitchell and colophon. Images: Caryatid (1970), Sulgwynn Quitzow, Spring Festival (1972), Weaving Garlands (1980), Come and Dance with Me (1970), Sisters (1977), Finale: Southern Roses (1981), Procession (1978), Victory (1978), Blessed Spirits (1978), Flinging the Veil (1978), Benediction (1977), Thanksgiving (1979). A timeless and lyrical set of b/w photographs. Fine condition. Mitchell is an author and curator in addition to being a photographer. Her work has been exhibited by museums throught the United States and she has lectured both in the U.S. and Europe. The portfolio images were included in the 1985 Oakland Museum exhibit "Dance For Life: The Bay Area Legacy of Isadora Duncan.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Die Wenzelsbibel, Band 5: Samuel II (2) und Könige I (1), vollständige farbige Faksimile-Ausgabe der Bücher Samuel II und Könige I aus der Wenzelsbibel: Codex Vindobonenses 2760, fol. 73-148,

      [Graz], Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (= Codices Selecti LXX), [1985],. eins von 810 Exemplaren (hier eines der 30 unnumerierten Exemplare), 2°, 152 farbige Faksimile-Seiten (76 Blatt) im Originalformat 530 x 365 mm, insg. 103 Seiten mit 106 Miniaturen und reichem, zum Teil erzählenden Randschmuck. 'Die einzelnen Blätter sind originalgetreu randbeschnitten und dem original Lagenverlauf entsprechend handgeheftet', original Ganzledereinband mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung und Deckelillustration sowie 5 echten Rückenbünden (aber ohne den Pappschuber und auch ohne den Kommentar-Band), einer der Rückenbünde minimal beschabt, der empfindliche Einbanddeckel nur ganz zart lagerspurig und mit 2 winzigen Druckpünktchen vorne, sonst ein tadelloses, neuwertiges Exemplar (H - A) Beiliegend einige Kopien von Informationsmaterial des Verlages zum Buch.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Orban & Streu]
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      Lucerne: Faksimile-Verlag, 1985. ONE OF 980 COPIES (this is copy #1). Sieges, Assaults, Floods, and Burnings at the Stake,All in an Imposing Pigskin Binding 254 x 394 mm (10 x 15 1/2"). 1035 pp. (in the facsimile volume). Two volumes (including commentary volume in German). Stately replica blindstamped pigskin, covers with multiple floral frames, small rampant lion stamped in black ink on each central panel, raised bands, brass and leather clasps. With numerous large miniatures depicting battles, sieges, assaults, floods, fires, and the burning of two unfortunates at the stake. In mint condition. The Great Burgundian Chronicle, also called the "Zürcher Schilling" (after Zurich, where it is kept), is the most original and thorough book from the period on the Burgundian Wars between the Swiss Confederation and Charles the Bold. It was executed around 1480 in the tradition of the Bern chronicles begun by Konrad Justinger in 1420, and it is the most comprehensive of all chronicles ever carried out by Schilling. The Great Burgundian Chronicle gives a unique witness as the expression of a genuine patriot and does so without the heavy censorship that characterizes later, "official," versions of the text. One of the most important features of the manuscript's illustrations is the landscape in which the events take place. It hardly ever corresponds to topographic reality, but is rather based on the artist's imagination. The viewer sees the depicted scenes from above, being treated to fanciful versions of little towns, villages, and castles, all carefully inserted into a lovely (but imaginative) landscape of rolling hills.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Etre Dieu ( Dali's Opera - Limited First Edition - Rare - Color Lithograph - 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 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.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Atlantic Salmon & the Fly Fisherman

      Toronto: Doubleday Canada 1985, limited collectors edition 150 copies. () 241pp. Fine, no dust jacket. Quarto. Fine binding in Bangladeshi goat skin. Spine title in gilt; cover engraving. Cloth covered clamshell box. Illustrated with black and white photographs and pend and ink drawings. Signed on half title facing page. A beautiful copy. Signed card tipped in. Fine bound edition, number 52 of 150 copies printed. The cover leather has been choosen by the author personally and is hand tanned. This results in colour variance, making each copy unique. Signed by both the author and illustrator Ed Sutton, with small fish sigil. Copy includes a personal card from the author, warmly inscribed to the previous owner. A truly unique piece..

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      Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1985. Hardcover. Fine. Fine condition two volumes in slipcase. Complete color facsimile edition of the 394 pages (197 folios) in original size (304 x 204 mm). The manuscript contains 51 full page miniatures with rich gold ornaments and numerous splendid initial letters. The binding is an all leather binding, with all pages hand cut according to the original. The commentary volume has a detailed scholarly commentary. Limited and numbered edition, limited to 500 copies, with each volume numbered by hand (this is volume 194). The codex dates from about 1200, Northern France. Undeniably the greatest painting to employ ridged drapery is in the Psalter (Chantilly, Musee Conde Ms. 1695; ills. 190-193) made for Queen Ingeborg of France. The standard of the manuscripts illumination is such as can only be described by epithets of superlatives. Its full page miniatures are by two illuminators, one working in an older tradition than the other, but throughout there is a stylistic development which ignores this division and is presumably due to the common enterprise. The earlier miniatures, by the older master, have flatter Byzantinesque folds akin to those in Salzburg illumination, but these soon sharpen into ridges and troughs and the newer technique dominates the work of the younger master being developed to its furthest extent in his miniature of Pentecost. In all the Ingeborg miniatures faces are particularly plastic and rounded, but always with a certain pathos or strain in their expressions; they never exhibit the calm observable in the Westminster Psalter. Only the younger master, however, manages to give a convincing plasticity to covered bodies. As might be expected of a book of this importance, much discussion has raged about the date and provenance of the Ingeborg Psalter. The most recent definitive suggestion is circa 1195 in north-eastern France, possibly in the diocese of Noyon; but the debate continues.

      [Bookseller: Karl Books]
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        Les grands mystères (Encyclopédie complète 16 volumes)

      Hachette / Livre de Paris, 1985. in4 cartonné jaquette les grands mysteres: mysteres de l'univers, mysteres de l'esprit, mysteres de la personnalite, des predictions, sciences, mysterieuses, mysteres de l'au-dela, des creatures fabuleuses, de la magie, sectes mysterieuses, mysteres de bien et du mal, de l'insolite, des civilisations disparues, de la vie et d' le mort, du passe, de la nature, contres mysterieuses

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      Fullerton, CA: Stone & Lorson, 1985. Map lightly soiled with a few spots in the margins, else a nice example, book fine in slipcase. . One of 89 so bound. 23p. With original hand-colored double-page map, "Berge". Folio. Gilt-titled vellum spine over gray boards.

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        KENNICOTT BIBLE. Facsimile Edition of Original Manuscript of 1476 AD

      London, Facsimile Editions, printed in Italy.1985.. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES, THIS IS COPY 283. An Introduction by Bezalel Narkiss and Aliza Cohen-Mushlin. Reprinted from the copy held in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. 2 volumes, folio, approximately 320 x 250 mm, 10 x 12½ inches, a volume of commentary, 97 pages with colour and black and white illustrations, bound in publisher's full crushed tan morocco with blind decoration between raised bands to spine, limitation leaf loosely inserted, fore-edges untrimmed, and the manuscript in a tan morocco box-binding, elaborately tooled in blind, 922 pages, illuminated illustrations heightened with gold and silver, full page, marginal and in the text, all edges gilt. LACKS THE CLOTH BOX. The commentary has slight fading to spine and a few shallow scratches to the lower cover and the box book has 1 small dark scratch to upper cover, otherwise a very good set (with just slight signs of use), of this superb production. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" Adventures of a curious character. [By] Richard P. Feynman, as told to Ralph Leighton; edited by Edward Hutchings

      New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1985 (ie, 1984)    ¶ ORIGINAL EDITION (hardcover, dust-jacket) of the only non-technical book by Richard Feynman published during his lifetime, mainly responsible for his reputation at large. This is arguably the best-known expression of the 'human side' of a great scientist, and an enduring classic of twentieth-century humanism, not to say joie de vivre and "the pleasure of finding things out". More than half a million copies of this book have been sold in seven languages or more. --  ¶ The present example is INSCRIBED "For Mr McQuigg [from] Richard P. Feynman" in black ball-pen ink on the half-title (page [1]).  Howard McQuigg was Feynman's longtime piano-tuner. They had met in 1961 when Feynman asked McQuigg to tune the piano that he had just bought for his new home on Boulder Road. Feynman himself was tone-deaf: He couldn't distinguish volume from frequency (which might explain his well-known enthusiam for drumming, by way of compensation); but pianos haunted him somehow: His first wife had been an accomplished pianist; she had taught his sister to play; they had sold Arline's piano to pay for her medical care; and now he had bought a piano for his new bride Gweneth. And so the two men -- the physicist and the piano-tuner -- got along famously, it seems, plunging instantly into long talks about real and perceived tones, cents, and the stiffness of piano-strings. Following up on one of these conversations, Feynman wrote McQuigg a six-page letter on the subject: "I suspect", he concluded, that "you piano tuners have been mistuning pianos since they were invented". Be that as it may, the two men certainly enjoyed a long and cordial relationship for the rest of Feynman's life, and towards the end -- although Feynman tried very hard in general not to sign or inscribe his books -- he made an exception for McQuigg, offered here with a copy of the 1961 letter (six pages) and an offprint of its appearance in Physics today 2009 (four pages) signed by its editor. --  ¶ Signed copies of this book are NOTORIOUSLY RARE; inscribed copies are rarer still; and copies inscribed to interesting, identifiable individuals are rarest of all.  Indeed Feynman's signature has become something of a 'Feynman story' of its own: The famous physicist, it seems, who understood so much, could never understand why people collect autographs. He asked one collector, "Could you please write and explain it to me?" To another he wrote, "I'm sorry to have to inform you that I do not send autographs"; and then he signed the letter, thereby sending an autograph. He even made a bet, once, on how many times he would have to sign his name in connection with a certain speaking engagement. (He lost.) Requests for Feynman's signature were referred routinely to his secretary, who returned instead a printed card saying firmly that "Professor Feynman has found it necessary to refuse all requests for autographs". The result of all this is that Feynman's signature is very rare indeed, and highly prized.  In sum, this is AN ELEGANT AND EVOCATIVE ASSOCIATION COPY, NEATLY UNITING FEYNMAN'S EAR, HIS MIND, AND HIS HEART. -- --  Collation: 209 × 140 mm (8¼ × 5½ inches): 176 leaves, paginated [1-7] 8-350 [351-352], including the genuine blank leaf at end (pages [351-352]).  Binding: Publisher's quarter orange cloth lettered in gilt, orange boards, plain wove endpapers, no headbands, all edges trimmed and plain. Pictorial dust-jacket dated "1-85", priced $16.95.  Condition: Fine, apparently unread; dust-jacket near fine, price intact. Collated perfect.  References: Gleick Genius (1993) 64-65; J. C. Bryner "Stiff-string theory: Richard Feynman on piano tuning", Physics today 62.12 (December 2009) 46-49.  Provenance: Howard James McQuigg (1916-2002), piano-tuner, of Monrovia nr Pasadena, inscribed to him as above. By descent; sold 28 May 2010.

      [Bookseller: Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts, LLC]
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        Designs for a Prima Donna

      Sutherland, Joan. Designs for a Prima Donna. New South Wales, Australia: Craftsman Press, 1985. Limited edition of 500 copies signed by Sutherland and her husband, Richard Bonynge. Large folio (12.5 x 15.5"). 197 p. Fully illustrated with 63 tipped-in color plates. Original cloth, decorative folding cloth box. Mint copy. This work reproduces 63 of the original designs in full color of the costumes Sutherland wore in her most famous roles, including Alcina, Norma, Lakme, and Lucia di Lammermoor. The designers represented include Oliver Messel, Franco Zeffirelli, Jose Varona, and many others. The work also retells Sutherland’s anecdotes of her travels around the world and of her famous performances.

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        BLOOD MERIDIAN or the Evening Redness in the West

      New York; (1985): Random House First printing, 337pp., bound in 1/4 red cloth over red paper covered boards, spine lettering gilt, rules in red foil. A lovely copy of McCarthy's tale of the brutal Southwest, the Indian massacres and a fourteen year old simply called "the kid". The basis for an upcoming movie. Fine/Fine.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Blood Meridian

      New York: Random House, , 1985. Octavo. Original red cloth-backed boards, titles to spine in gold and red. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the dust jacket with a minute nick. First edition, first printing. McCarthy's masterpiece and not so common in such bright condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        L'homme de la Mancha

      Armand & Georges Isra? Paris: Armand & Georges Israël, 1985. Broché. 32x43,5cm. Edition originale de la traduction et de l'adaptation établies par Jacques Brel, un des exemplaires numérotés sur grand vélin chiffon de Lana. Ouvrage illustré de 15 lithographies originales en couleurs de Raymond Moretti. Très bel exemplaire. - Armand & Georges Israël, Paris _1985, 32x43,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - en feuilles sous chemise et étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Wild Turkey, Meleagris Gallopavo. Linn Female and Young [Havell 6]

      Abbeville Press Japan: Abbeville Press, 1985. unbound. very good. W. Lizars and R. Havell. Elephant folio bird print. Color offset lithograph. Page measures 26.5" x 39.5".Beautiful print of a turkey from second facsimile edition. This edition, which was published from the original plates 135 years after their creation, recreates the entire set of 435 images in their original double elephant folio format. Published in conjunction with the Audubon Society, the edition commemorates the two hundredth birthday of John James Audubon. Paper bears the authenticating watermark. Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist. One of the most famous American natural history artists, Audubon did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        Small Collection of Signed and Inscribed Books and Photographs

      1955-1985. A collection that includes three Signed and Inscribed books, two Inscribed photographs and an Autograph Note in English Signed. The books (two in wrappers, the third an embossed leatherette hardcover) are generally very good with toning and wear at the extremities; the paperbacks have additional tape repaired spines and one is also dampstained with a few scrapes. The photos are fine in wooden frames and the ANS is about very good with some light toning and tape repairs to all four corners. The books include two written by Castro himself: a 1975 second edition of Hoy Somos Un Pueblo Entero [Today We Are an Entire People] Signed and dated in the year of publication, and a 1985 first edition of Esta Tiene Que Ser la Guerra Economica de Todo el Pueblo [This Must Be the Economic War of all People] Inscribed: "Por Nuestra Patria [For Our Country] Fidel Castro." The third book is the 1951 yearbook of the University of Tampa, Moroccan, Inscribed on the title page on October 1955 in Spanish. Loosely translated it reads: "Thanks to Imelda and her friends of Tampa for help with our new revolution in Cuba Dr. Fidel Castro." Castro came to Tampa in November, 1955 seeking support for his revolution -- why he was asked to inscribe this yearbook is unknown. A nice collection of rare signed and inscribed material from one of the most polarizing and influential political figures of the 20th Century. In just a few items it manages to encompass his life from popular revolutionary leader and celebrity who visited the U.S. in the 1950s to attract support for his cause, to that of prime minister of the new Cuba, and later the entrenched leader of the embargo Communist nation. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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