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        Hey, Al - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author & Illustrator. Cloth. 0374330603 . An attractive First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, signed by author Arthur Yorinks and illustrator Richard Egielski ; The story of two friends who begin to get on each other's nerves, just a little, and the escape that brings them back together, all the more thankful for what they have, even if they're really an ordinary janitor named Al and his little dog Eddie. Winner of the 1987 Caldecott Medal .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        New Naturalist No. 73 THE NEW FOREST

      London: Collins, 1986. London: Collins, 1986. pp. 300; "With 20 colour photos and over 100 photographs and diagrams in black and white". Dust jacket fine, no fading to the spine which is almost exceptional, not price clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green buckram boards fine and bright. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A fine rare unfaded copy. (Bibliographical note: this is the genuine Collins first edition with "Collins" printed to the base of the dust jacket spine - there was also a bookclub edition which is identical but without "Collins" to the base of the spine.). First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

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        'A' is for Alibi

      London: Macmillan London Limited, 1986. hardcover. F/F 1st edition, 1st printing. SIGNED on title page. Jacket has crease along spine. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        A is for Alibi

      MacMillan, 1986. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. MacMillan, London 1986. First UK Edition / First Printing. Stated First Published in Great Britain in 1986 with no additional printings listed. Signed by Sue Grafton on the title page. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, tight spine, mild age toning, soft shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at £7.95 at the front flap, light shelf wear, a few light spots.

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        Lifetimes Under Apartheid

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1986. First British edition of the photographer's second collaboration with novelist Nadine Gordimer. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by David Goldblatt on the title page.South African photographer David Goldblatt has been recurrently made a fellow at universities such as Harvard and has received repeated titles as Honorary Doctor in Fine Arts and Literature. Most recently, he has been awarded the 2009 HCB Award and the 2010 Lucie Award. Lifetimes Under Apartheid applies Goldblatt's acclaimed style to depict the egregiousness of the National Party's system of segregation.

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      US: Viking. New York, Viking, 1986. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book and jacket are in fine condition. Signed "For Stacy\ with lust\ Stephen King\ 8/10/87". A lovely copy. One of King's most popular and memorable books, particularly for the film featuring Tim Curry as an outstanding (I shudder as I write) Pennywise. A lengthy novel with a disappointing ending and rare to find still tightly bound. Certainly up there as one of the five most memorable novels from the King of Horror, and a highlight for collectors of horror first editions when carrying King's signature. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1986.

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        IT: Signed First Edition

      Viking, 1986. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by author. First edition. Signed without inscription by Stephen King on title page. Includes original jacket. Spine cloth lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 912 pp. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry, the haunting is real. They were just kids when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them back to Derry to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.

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        More Classic Italian Cooking

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. First edition. Original boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "To Jane best wishes and....buen appetito Marcella Hazan." The recipient is Jane Moulton, who was a food editor for The Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1967-1992. She was a member of the American Wine Society and was the editor of its journal until 2008. The name Marcella Hazan is synonymous with great Italian cooking. The mere reading of her recipes can stimulate my appetite. Whether they are of a traditional nature or recent interventions, they are all lucidly written and well within the range of the amateur or professional" (Craig Claiborne).

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        Karasu / Ravens

      Yokohama: Sokyusha, (1986). Fine copy in blind-stamped black boards, in the complete original glassine with a closed jagged tear along the top of the rear panel, housed in the close to fine cardboard slipcase.. First Edition. Square quarto. Many images shot from a train window as a disconsolate Fukase traveled to his hometown after divorcing his wife. Although ravens are the obvious motif, Fukase's land and snowscape images are particularly compelling. (Parr / Badger, v1, 306; Auer 663; Aperture 232-237).

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        Belouch and Karai Rugs of Torbat-i-Heydarieh

      San Anselmo, CA: Adraskand Galleries. Very Good; 8.5 x 11 Paperback in Very Good condition. Inscribed by the . author to a major lender of the exhibition.. 1986. Paperback. Illustrated by 14 color plates; GWO 1541. Scarce dealer exhibition catalog. Important to Baluch studies. ; 1; 48 pp. .

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        Damals im alten Gladbach. Erinnerungen an M. Gladbach im 19. Jahrhundert, BAND 3 AUS DER SCHRIFTREIHE: UNSERE HEIMAT MÖNCHENGLADBACH IN WORT UND BILD.

      Mönchengladbach/Heimat- und Geschichtsverein(Hrsg.) 1986 - BAND 3 AUS DER SCHRIFTREIHE: UNSERE HEIMAT MÖNCHENGLADBACH IN WORT UND BILD. -Erinnerungen an M. Gladbach im 19. Jahrhundert- EIN BUCH, DASS AUF LEBENDIGE ART UND WEISE DAS LEBEN IM ALTEN GLADBACH DES 19. JAHRHUNDERTS SCHILDERT. MIT VIELEN HISTORISCHEN ABBILDUNGEN!!! Außen etwas bestoßen und etwas braun-/grauschattig.Kopfschnitt braunfleckig. Seite 133/134 an der unteren Ecke wellig. SONST GUT!!! - Ihr Versandantiquariat Der-Philo-soph, der Online-Händler mit der schnellen Lieferung! An Werktagen versandfertig innerhalb 24 Stunden! 248 S. Deutsch 650g

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        Voll. I: La pittura in Liguria. Artisti del primo seicento. Voll II: La pittura in Liguria Il secondo seicento.

      Cassa Risparmio Genova e Imperia / SAGEP 1986/1990 2 volumi In-4, pp. 528; 480, tela editoriale con sovraccoperta illustrata. Numerose illustrazioni anche a colori. Rara edizione completa dei 2 volumi relativi al seicento.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Baduel]
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        Les Signes A Voix Haute

      Self Published New York: Self Published, 1986. First Edition. Paperback. Fine/No. Self published artist book consisting of twelve short missives from Bohbot, rendered by hand on ten sheets of hand made paper decorated by colorful original gouache drawings by Miotte. Sheets laid into a cover, also on hand made paper with a painting by Miotte on the front. SIGNED by both artists. Scarce and beautiful artist book. Signed by Author

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        Out of the Sixties

      Pasadena: Twelvetrees Press, (1986). Spine ends lightly tapped, else just about fine in a fine jacket, very lightly rubbed along the spine edge, housed in the fine publisher's blind-stamped slipcase.. First Edition. Quarto. Number 33 of 100 numbered copies, SIGNED by Dennis Hopper. The first published collection of Hopper's photographs, a tour de force of sixties culture printed in lush photogravure. With sections titled "Artists and Collectors," "Hollywood," "Music," "Civil Rights March, Selma to Montgomery," "Mexico," and "The Scene." Features texts by Dennis Hopper, Michael McClure, and Walter Hopps.

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      [New York:] The Limited Editions Club,, 1986. Introduction by Thomas Flanagan. Photogravures by Robert Ballagh. Quarto. Original quarter dark blue morocco by the Jovonis Bindery, titles to spine gilt, cream cloth boards. Housed in the publishers grey cloth slipcase. Photogravure frontispiece and 5 plates by Robert Ballagh. A fine copy. Number 227 of 1000 copies signed by artist Robert Ballagh and the author of the introduction, Thomas Flanagan, on the limitation leaf. Flanagan was a professor English at Berkeley and a specialist in Irish literature. A beautiful copy of this handsomely produced volume, with the publisher's prospectus loosely inserted.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Adi: Ikonen und Traumwelt.,

      Vaduz : Art & Editions Haas 1986 - Trotz des im Impressum befindlichen Hinweises: "Diese Exklusivausgaba erscheint in einer limitierten und numerierten Auflage von 1500 Exemplaren" trägt der vorliegende Band keine Nummer! Laut KVK lag der Ausgabepreis dieses Werkes bei 980,- Schweizer Franken. Guter Zustand mit lediglich leichten Gebrauchsspuren. "Das künstlerische Metrie von Adis Schaffen trägt den Stempel der Einmaligkeit. Er hat es selbst erarbeitet und entwickelt, und gilt als der einzige Gestalter seiner Art. Die grundlegenden Anregungen hat er in mittelalterlichen Miniaturen gefunden, in ikonenhaft präzisen Darstellungen und im Arsenal der byzantinischen Kunst." G08-3 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1750 128 S. : zahlr. Ill. (z.T. farb.)) , 30,5*30,5 cm. OLeinenband, Deckel- und Rückengolddruck, OKlarsichtschutzumschlag. Einführung durch die Autoren Erika Sundin-Wys, Hans Neuberg und Alexander Bassin. Art et editions Haas , [4]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Past Caring

      St. Martin's New York: St. Martin's. (1986). First. First American edition. Fine in easily fine dustwrapper, with a single, very small and nearly invisible tear. Advance Review Copy with promotional sheet laid in. Author's first mystery. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Past Caring (First UK Edition, signed)

      London: Robert Hale, 1986. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Author's remarkable first book.& & Very Good plus in a Near Fine dust jacket. Faint erasure to the front endpapers, extremities lightly bumped, and light shelfwear. Jacket is lightly rubbed overall, with minor wrinkles to the top and bottom edges.

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        GRACIA CON DESGRACIA. Estilos criollos. [Firmado / Signed]

      Dos Amigos, 11 pgs., Buenos Aires 1986 - Ilustrado con grabado original de Alicia Scavino en frontis. Firma y dedicatoria de Antonio Carrizo (Antonio Carrozzi Abascal) al pie del escolio de su autoría. Ejemplar No. 18 de una tirada de 50 impresos en papel francés naranja, ingres canson de 100 grs. En su composición se utilizó Bodoni cuerpo 12. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] [DEDICATORIA AUTOGRAFA] === LITERATURA ARGENTINA - HISPANOAMERICANA === [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        John Chamberlain A Catalogue Raisonnè of the Sculpture 1954 - 1985

      Hudson Hill 1986 Catalogo Ragionato con un saggio di Klaus Kertess in collaborazione con The Museum of Contemporary Art di Los Angeles , testo in inglese, rilegato, tela, sovracoperta, formato 23x31, pagine 240, illustrato in nero e colori - ottimo esemplare - 14269

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        Forrest Gump

      New York: Doubleday, 1986 First USA Edition. Fine book in a Fine Dustjacket. Signed by the author on the half title page. Additionally, the author has added the first line of the book "Let me say this: being a idiot is no box of chocolates" and also added" Forrest Gump Signed by his friend Winston Groom Oct 1994". A lovely copy with a unique inscription. The book was made into a movie in 1994 and won 6 Academy Awards.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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      New York: Harper & Row,, 1986. Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & Bibliography. Edited by Barry Miles. Quarto. Original burgundy cloth, titles to spine and design to upper board gilt, cream endpapers. Housed in the publisher's burgundy slipcase. Cloth very lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First critical edition, first printing. Number 66 of 250 copies signed by Ginsberg on the limitation leaf and specially bound. Howl was originally published in 1956, and this thirtieth anniversary edition contains a facsimile of the original manuscript and substantial critical apparatus.

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        The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room (First Edition Set)

      Los Angeles: Sun and Moon Press 1986, 1986), 1985. First edition. Three volumes. Auster's masterpiece. & & Fine and unread in Fine dust jackets. "City of Glass" is in the first issue dust jacket, with no publisher's device at the heel. A superb set of Auster's first work of fiction, considered by many to be his masterpiece.

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      Lexington: Anvil Press, 1986. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, dust jacket. 9024|103993|71083|100124/PR. Anvil Press. small 4to. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, dust jacket. vii, 51, (7) pages. This work was limited to 100 numbered copies printed by Carolyn Hammer and W. Gay Reading at the Anvil Press in Victor Hammer's American and Andromaque uncial types. With a foreword by Desmond Flower and illustrations throughout by Fritz Kredel, Andromache is a very fine copy of a magnificent production.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        The Flood (First UK Edition, signed)

      London: Polygon, 1986. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Rankin's first book.

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        The World is Round. Pictures by Clement Hurd.

      San Francisco: Arion Press, 1986 - Original pink cloth round boards (225 mm diameter), titles to front board blue. Housed in the original printed pink card box. A fine set in the lightly discoloured and rubbed box . With 26 photoengravings taken from proofs of the original linoleum blocks and wood blocks cut by Clement Hurd for the 1967 edition published by Young Scott Books. Limited edition of 400 copies. Also included are a balloon and The World is Not Flat, "A square companion volume to the round edition of The World is Round, containing the publishing history of Gertrude Stein's book for children (and adults), with illustrations by Clement Hurd, as related by Edith Thatcher Hurd".

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        The Alfred Hitchcock Murder Case (Original Manuscript with author's corrections)

      New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. Final corrected manuscript for George Baxt's novel, "The Alfred Hitchcock Murder Case," featuring his series character Jacob Singer, set in England between 1925-1936. Ribbon copy typescript, with holograph pencil corrections by the author throughout. First published in 1986 by St. Martin's Press. 251 pages, Near Fine. In a custom clamshell box, with red leather title labels, titles and rule in gilt.

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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1986. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Robert Mapplethorpe. Quarto (7-1/2" x 11-1/2") handsewn and handbound in full crimson Oasis goatskin leather stamped in black. The original French with the acclaimed English translation by Paul Schmidt on facing pages. Copy #364 of 1000 numbered copies illustrated with 8 hand-pulled dust-grain photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe printed in two colors on handmade paper and SIGNED by the photographer and the translator. "Of the arresting photographs used to illustrate the book, several of the images rank among the photographer's most famous" (The American Livre de Peintre 30). Monthly Letter laid in.

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      N Y: The Limited Editions Club. Fine with no dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; Fourth Printing. Hardcover. photogravures; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 289 pages; Bound in 1/4 dark green Nigerian oasis morocco, tan Irish linen slipcasewith suede like lining. Width: 9" Height: 11.25" a crisp fine copy in slipcase [mint]. "#228 of 1000 copies, signed by both Flanagan and Ballagh on the colophon page. 6 photogravures . Dubliners" is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They centre on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in "Dubliners" later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel "Ulysses." The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence, and maturity. Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of stories by Irish writer James Joyce, signed in ink by Thomas Flanagan and pencil signed by illustrator Robert Ballagh on the colophon page. This is number 228 of 1000. This volume is bound in quarter green leather and Irish hankerchief linen, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains an introduction by Thomas Flanagan and 6 photogravures by Robert Ballagh printed on handmade paper. This edition was printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress and Heritage Printers. The text has been set in Monotype Scotch by Dan Carr and Julia Ferrarie at Golgonooza Letter Foundry. The design is by Benjamin Shiff. The photogravure plates were made by Jon Goodman, and editioned by Bruce Chandler, Peter Pettengill, Catherine Mosley and Greta Lintvedt. The paper was made at Cartiere Enrico Magnani. Suede-lined linen slipcase shows light shelfwear. Case measures approximately 9.5" x 11.75". Author: James Joyce - James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for "Ulysses" (1922) , a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. Other major works are the short-story collection "Dubliners" (1914) , and the novels "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (1916) and "Finnegans Wake" (1939). His complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters. Joyce was born to a middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; "Ulysses" in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of "Ulysses" he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying, "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal." Laid in letter. All laid in tissues protectors present. ; 0 .

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      Butterworth's 1986 - Kuhn, Hermann. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF WORKS OF ART AND ANTIQUITIES. Translated Alexandra Trone. London: Butterworths, c1986. 262pp., index, black and white, color illustrations. sm. 4to. Previous owner's bookplate on first, small stain outer edge of textblock, interior clean and unmarked. near fine hardcover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Season in Hell

      New York.: Limited Editions Club , 1986 A limited bilingual edition of this work by Arthur Rimbaud, pencil signed by translator Paul Schmidt and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe on the colophon page. This is number 229 of 1000. bound in full red leather with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Volume is in excellent condition. Illustrated with eight original hand-pulled dust-grain photo-gravures by Mapplethorpe. Housed in a black cloth over board slipcase. Book and box are in as new condition.

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        [Kairos Press] The Stone Beloved. Six Poems from Dante Alighieri. Translated by Harry Duncan. Lithographs by Peter Nickel

      Austin: Kairos Press, 1986. Folio. (28)pp., + (7)ff. From an edition of 150, this is one of twenty-five copies signed by the artist. Illustrated with seven original monochrome lithographs, one of which is double-page. The prints form a sequence reflecting the progression of the poems, from the sensual woman portrayed in the opening spread to the cold stone statue of the final image. This is the first book of this Press, the private imprint of W. Thomas Taylor. Bound in vellum-backed gray boards by Craig Jensen. A very fine copy in slipcase with very minimal wear to extremities. Prospectus laid in. At the publication price.

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        Sir Gawain's Adventures: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

      Tarzana, CA: Pennyweight Press, 1986. (48)pp. From an edition of 300, this is one of fifty copies with hand-colored illustrations. With frontispiece and four full-page plates. Extremely fine in green gilt-decorated pyroxylin. (Bradbury, p. 215). (15/16 by 3/4; 24x19mm).

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      Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, (1986). First Edition. hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. The second volume of his New York trilogy. This is copy "D" of only 26 lettered copies SIGNED by the author on the colophon page.

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        Sur l'homme et le developpement de ses facultes ou Essai de physique socialeParis: Bachelier, 1835.

      First edition, and a fine copy, of Quetelet's principal work in which he presented his conception of the <i>homme moyen</i> ("average man") as the central value about which measurements of a human trait are grouped according to the normal distribution (this was the first time the normal distribution had been used other than as an error law).<br/><br/> &#10087;Stigler, The History of Statistics, 1986, Chapter 5. <br/><br/> "With Quetelet's work of 1835 a new era in statistics began. It presented a new technique of statistics, or, rather, the first technique at all. The material was thoughtfully elaborated, arranged according to certain pre-established principles, and made comparable. There were not very many statistical figures in the book, but each figure reported made sense. For every number, Quetelet tried to find the determining influences, its natural causes, and the perturbations caused by man. The work gave a description of the average man as both a static and dynamic phenomenon. <br/><br/> "This work was a tremendous achievement, but Quetelet had aimed at a much higher goal: social physics, as the subtitle of the work said; the same title under which, since 1825, Comte had taught what he later called sociology. Terms and analogies borrowed from mechanics played a great part in Quetelet's theoretical explanation. To find the laws that govern the social body, one has to do what one does in physics: to observe a large number of cases and then take averages. Quetelet's average man became a slogan in nineteenth-century discussions on social science" (DSB). <br/><br/> "Quetelet made two important advances toward the statistical analysis of social data: the first of these was formulating the concept of the average man, the second the fitting of distributions. Quetelet's first awakening to the variety of relationships latent in society may have come with his investigation of population data, but his interests soon spread. From 1827 to 1835 he examined scores of potentially meaningful relationships through the compilation of tables and the preparation of graphical displays... He examined birth and death rates by month and city, by temperature, and by time of day. He calculated the month of conception from the birth month and tried to relate it to marriage statistics. He investigated mortality by age, by profession, by locality, by season, in prisons, and in hospitals. He considered other human attributes: height, weight, growth rate, and strength. Quetelet's interests also extended to moral qualities: statistics on drunkenness, insanity, suicides, and crime. In 1835 he collected a number of earlier memoirs and added to them to form the two-volume book that was to gain him an international reputation as a social scientist: <i>Sur l'homme et le developpement de ses facultes ou Essai de physique sociale</i>. It was translated into English in 1842 as <i>A Treatise on Man and the Development of his Faculties.</i> <br/><br/> "There was no mistaking Quetelet's aim in this book: to lay the ground-work for social physics, to conduct a rigorous, quantified investigation of the laws of society that might some day stand with astronomers' achievements of the previous century. His beginning was only tentative, and he was careful (sometimes to the point of being apologetic) not to claim more success than he could defend; but he was eloquent and his zeal caught the public eye. A rare, three-part review in the <i>Athenaeum</i> concluded by remarking: 'We consider the appearance of these volumes as forming an epoch in the literary history of civilization'." (Stigler, pp. 169-70). <br/><br/> "From 1819 Quetelet lectured at the Brussels Athenaeum, military college, and museum. In 1823 he went to Paris to study astronomy, meteorology, and the management of an astronomical observatory. While there he learned probability from Joseph Fourier and, conceivably, from Pierre-Simon Laplace. Quetelet founded (1828) and directed the Royal Observatory in Brussels, served as perpetual secretary of the Belgian Royal Academy (1834-74), and organized the first International Statistical Congress (1853). For the Dutch and Belgian governments, he collected and analyzed statistics on crime, mortality, and other subjects and devised improvements in census taking. He also developed methods for simultaneous observations of astronomical, meteorological, and geodetic phenomena from scattered points throughout Europe" (Britannica). <br/><br/> Kress C.4017; DSB XI: 236-8; S. M. Stigler, <i>The History of Statistics</i>, 1986, Chapter 5.. Two vols., 8vo (210 x 127 mm), pp. [iv], xii, 327, [1], with two folding plates; [iv], viii, 327, [1] , with four folding plates (four plates engraved, the other 2 lithographed). Bound in two contemporary purple calf, marbled edges. Some very light spotting (this work is normally quite foxed). Rare, and especially in such good condition

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        THE CAT INSIDE. Limited Edition

      New York:: Grenfell Press,, 1986. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED BY WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS AND BRION GYSIN ON COLOPHON PAGE without personalization. Brion Gysin (1916-1986) signed this work just prior to his death. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition LIMITED TO 133 SIGNED COPIES. THIS IS No. 52 OF 115 PRINTED BY J. GREEN AND BOUND IN QUARTER VELLUM WITH SAGE REYNOLDS&#39; HAND-PAINTED PAPER OVER BOARDS. Foxing endpapers, paste-downs and vellum spine. With Publisher&#39;s prospectus laid-in. Mild scuff front cover. Folio.

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        San Quentin Point

      Millerton: Aperture, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition of this early monograph with essay by Mark Haworth-Booth. Bright near fine clothbound copy in very good photographic paper wrapper and printed acetate cover. Light wear. Despite a largish print run of twelve hundred copies, this title doesn&#39;t seem to turn up very often, particularly in collectible condition.

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        Twenty-Five Books From a 1986 Exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design (Some Signed or Inscribed)

      Various: Edition Hansjorg Mayer and Others, Various. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. On May 5, 1986 an exhibition was held in Providence at the Rhode Island School of Design simply entitled Dieter Roth at The Rhode Island School of Design. Dieter had been a teacher at RISD back in 1965-66 and retained many connections with the school and its faculty. The collection offered here comes from one of the former faculty members who was a close friend of Dieter and who was given these books after the exhibition was completed. Each book has a characteristic drill hole through the entire binding near the top left hand corner of each volume. It was Dieter&#39;s practice, well-acknowledged, to hang his artist books from chains that passed through the book drillhole and were suspended from the ceiling ( See Dobke, Dieter Roth Books + Multiples, Catalogue Raisonne, pp 126 as a typical example.) We have two original annotated black and white photographs which will be included with the sale of these items. The photos were taken by the giftee at the event in 1986 and help document the provenance of this collection. The books are offered as a collection with a few exceptions which will be noted below. It is a testament to how well constructed these books are that they have survived so well the drilling process. Each volume can stand alone as a very good, complete example of each work. The process of hanging these items gives true meaning to the idea of books as art. We consider these copies to be more than just the sum of their parts, but represent multiples of Dieter&#39;s voracious output of art and artist books. While it is not known exactly how many books were hung for this exhibition, it is probable that this collection represents a substantial portion of that part of the exhibition. As such, the collection will allow the purchaser to effectively recreate a distinct and substantial portion of an entire Dieter Roth art exhibit. All of the books offered are first editions. The books are summarized here in brief with short condition notations, as needed. The collection includes the following: (1) Dieter Roth, gesammelte werke band 3 - bok 2a und bok 2b, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1973 (laminate peeling somewhat, red "x" on front endpaper likely denoting that the book was selected to be used in the exhibition), (2) Dieter Rot, gesammelte werke band 4 - bok 4a und bok 5, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1972, (3) Dieter Rot, gesammelte werke band 5 - bok 3a, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1971 (red "x" to front cover, wear near drill hole), (4) Dieter Roth, gesammelte werke band 7 - bok 3b und bok 3d, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1974, (5) Dieter Roth, gesammelte werke band 9 - stupidogramme, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1975 (some light stains to foredge, red "x" to front endpaper), (6) Dieter Rot, gesammelte werke band 11 - snow, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1970 (red "x" to front endpaper), (7) Dieter Rot, gesammelte werke band 10 - daily mirror, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1970 (red "x" to front endpaper), (8) Dieter Rot, gesammelte werke band 13 - scheisse, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1972 (red "x" to front endpaper), (9) Dieter Roth, gesammelte werke band 14 - die blaue flut, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1973 (red "x" to front endpaper, small wear near drillhole), (10) Dieter Rot, gesammelte werke band 15 - poetrie 5 bis 1, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1969 (red "x" to front endpaper), (11) Dieter Roth, gesammelte werke band 16 - Mundunculum, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1975 (red "x" to second front endpaper, tear near bottom o fdustwrapper), (12) Dieter Roth, gesammelte werke band 17 - 246 little clouds, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1976 (red "x" to front endpaper), (13) Dieter Rot, gesammelte werke band 18 - kleinere werke (1. teil), Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1971 (red "x" to front endpaper), (14) Dieter Roth, gesammelte werke band 36 - 96 piccadillies, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1977 (red "x" to front endpaper), (15) Dieter Roth, gesammelte werke band 38, Smaller Works (part 3), Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1980 (red "x" to front endpaper), (16) Dieter Roth, gesammelte werke band 40, Books and Graphics (part 2) and other stuff, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1979, (17) Hamilton, Richard and/or Dieter Roth, Collaborations of CH. Rotham, Edition Hansjorg Mayer with Galeria Cadaques, 1977 (red "x" to front endpaper, (18) Dieter Rot and Emmett Williams, Noch mehr scheisse Eine Nachlese, Rainer Verlag berlin, 1983 (red "x" to front endpaper, (19) Dieter Rot, Scheisse, Rainer Verlag, 1982 (red "x" to front endpaper, (20) Richard Hamilton, Editor, Polaroid Portraits Volume 1 , Edition Hansjorg Mayer, N.D. (red "x" to front endpaper, (21) Richard Hamilton, Editor, Polaroid Portraits Volume 2, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, N. D. (red "x" to front endpaper, (22) Richard Hamilton, Editor, Polaroid Portraits Volume 3, Edition hansjorg Mayer, N. D., (red "x" to front endpaper), (23) Dieter Roth, Editor, Zeitschrift Fur Alles, Review For Everthing, Timarit Fyrir Allt Nr. 8, Dieter Roth Verlag, 1986. Note: This copy has been INSCRIBED by Dieter on the inside front cover. (24) Dieter Roth Verlag AG - Catalogue 1985, Dieter Roth Verlag, 1985, One of 200 copies with Most Speedy Drawing and SIGNED by Dieter (NOTE: this item can be sold separately. See catalog listing #25), and (25) Dieter Roth, 55 Scheisse, Pari e Dispari, 1982, #15/16-A, SIGNED by Dieter. (NOTE: this item can be sold separately. See catalog listing #29).

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        Bein I Koldu Ofni / Bone In A Cold Oven (Inscribed Copy)

      Suomi, Finland: Suomenlinna / Sveaborg, 1986. First edition. Paperback. Fine. Tall quarto. 334 pp. An exhibition catalog featuring these seven artists at Nordiskt Konstcentrum at Sveaborg in 1986. This book replicates in magnified format the seven original separate booklets printed by Dieter Roth&#39;s Verlag in the early 1980&#39;s. Those original books are even scarcer than this catalog. This copy in fine condition in thick bound printed wrappers. The Dieter Roth book is not listed in Dobke&#39;s Catalogue Raisonne. This copy INSCRIBED by Dieter and dated in year of publication.

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        The Flood

      Polygon|~| Edinburgh: Polygon. (1986). His first book, a dark novel that is set in Fife, the region of Scotland where the author was born and grew up. Signed by the author on the title page, with a sketch of a gallows and hanged man. This is the hardcover issue, of which there were reportedly only 300 copies printed; after being turned down for publication by several publishers the novel was published by Polygon, a student-run press at Edinburgh University. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy of a scarce first book. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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