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        The Seventy-Four Gun Ship. 4 volumes. Fine set in fine dust jackets

      Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1986-1988. First editions. Hardcovers. Fine copies in fine dust jackets (in mylar). . Large 4tos. Illustrated. Folding plates. Definitive work on the subject. Excellent reference material.

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        Leaving Cheyenne

      Texas: College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1986 First Printing in this format as Number Three in the "Southwest Landmark" series, under the editorship of Lee Milazzo. Fine in a Fine DJ. First thus. Signed and inscribed by the author to the editor on the front flyleaf. . Signed by Author. First Thus.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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        New Naturalist No. 73 THE NEW FOREST (SIGNED)

      London: Collins, 1986. pp. 300; "With 20 colour photos and over 100 photographs and diagrams in black and white". Dust jacket near fine, slight fading to the spine as is usual, not price clipped, edges crisp, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green buckram boards fine and bright. Contents clean and tight, signed by the author to the title page, no inscriptions. A near fine to fine 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.). Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Je Suis Le Cahier The Sketchbooks of Picasso

      Boston: Atlantic Monthly, 1986. First edition. leather_bound. Full orange morocco. Fine in near fine solander case of quarter orange morocco with two spine inlays in gray morocco (spine lightly sunned), and beige basket weave cloth./No Dust Jacket. 349 pages. 30 1/2 x 23 1/2 cm. Edited by Arnold Glimcher and Marc Glimcher. Bound by the Harcourt Bindery (with their ticket at backcover paste-down) in full orange morocco decorated in blind in a Picasso motif, a line drawing of male/female faces intertwined with this design motif replicated on the cover of the solander case. Copiously illustrated in black and white and color, including samples from each of 175 different sketchbooks. Features essays by Claude Picasso, Robert Rosenblum, Sam Hunter, Francoise Gilot, and others. The monograph presents for the first time the personal sketchbooks of Picasso, and contains a catalogue raisonne, which fully describes all 175 extant sketchbooks. This book was produced in conjunction with an accompanying exhibition at the Pace Gallery in New York in 1986.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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      San Francisco & Berkeley: Pacific Editions and the Arif Press, [1986].. Quarto. Half morocco and decorated boards by Klaus-Ulrich S. Rötzcher. Illustrated with four original etchings, printed in colors. Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise fine in folding cloth clamshell box. First edition in this format. Introduction by Dr. Carl Djerassi. One of 165 numbered copies designed, handset in Bembo and Centaur types on handmade paper by Wesley Tanner. The paper was commissioned for the edition from Twinrocker Papermill. The etchings incorporate a variety of graphic techniques, including aquatint, spitbite, drypoint, and hard and soft ground methods. They were printed by Robert Townsend Inc., and each etching is signed in the margin by the artist. Accompanied by a separate impression of a fifth etching, also signed by the artist and enclosed in a matching folder, as well as by a catalogue for an exhibition devoted to the production of this book mounted under the auspices of the New York Academy of Sciences. The four essays here printed were selected from Thomas books, including THE LIVES OF A CELL and THE MEDUSA AND THE SNAIL. The first publication under the Pacific Editions imprint, and a splendid collaborative exploration of humanistic themes by two physicians.

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        TO SPACE & BACK : us astronaut sally ride shares the adventure of outer space

      New York, New York, U.S.A.: Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1986 - 1ST EDITION/1ST PRINTING STATED hardcover book FINE/dustjacket FINE in brodart cover, SIGNED in PERSON on the FULL title page by author/astronaut SALLY K RIDE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hamburg 1929 - 1995). Annettchen Fünf. Farbradierung von 1986. Signiert und numeriert. 60,5 x 49,5 cm.,

      1986 - Farbradierungen 3.- Eines von 80 Exemplaren.- Satter Druck in Rotbraun und Schwarz.- Unten links in der Platte bezeichnet 'Ich heisse Annettchen fünf', rechts neben der Fünf 'was wohl wäre liebenswert - wenn es nicht flüchtig wäre.- Darstellung einer überdimensional großen 5. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The Dark Side of the Moon (Signed)

      San Francisco, CA and Columbia, PA: Underwood / Miller, 1986. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover.. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.. Ned Dameron. A clean crisp copy of this title numbered 39/200 and SIGNED by Vance on the special limitation page. There were 792 trade copies issued, as well as 200 signed/numbered copies, and 11 signed/lettered copies, as well as 10 presentation copies. Most went to libraries and this is a surprisingly scarce title in nice condition. See Hewett/Mallett A78.

      [Bookseller: Bloody Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Flood

      Edinburgh, Polygon, 1986., 1986. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Pp188. Soft cover issue, published simultaneously with the hardback. Minor wear, read once. Signed by the Author, with his hangman's gallows motif below. This copy belonged to 'Apple' Jon Curt, flat-mate and fellow student of English at Edinburgh University, who graduated with first class honours but then abandoned his doctoral thesis after a year. By way of compensation Rankin made him 'Dr. Curt', forensic pathologist of the Rebus novels. Truly scarce- whilst technically more common than the hardback (around 750 copies compared with 300), our experience shows this as the more elusive of the two (no others available at time of writing). This may be down to the fact that paperbacks are read and lost/discarded more often than hardbacks.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1937-1941

      Tokyo: A.D.A. EDITA, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Edited and Photographed by Yukio Futagawa. Nice Copy. Holland Brady Jr. is a highly reputed architect from Tryon, a small upscale community in the mountains of North Carolina. Brady accumulated a quality library of over 2,400 architecture books. This book is from that collection which we purchased. Please remember that if you purchase multiple architecture books, we combine shipping. In original printed carton package.

      [Bookseller: Shelley and Son Books]
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        MANUSCRIPTS OF THE INSTITUT DE FRANCE (Fine 12 Volume Facsimile Edition W/leather Bound Case)

      Giunti. New. Hardcover. <p>Leonardo da Vinci. I manoscritti dell&#39;Institut de France. Edizione in facsimile sotto gli auspici della Commissione Nazionale Vinciana e dell&#39;Insitut de France. Trascrizione diplomatica e critica di Augusto Marinoni. [Paris, Insitut de France, mss "A" "M"] </p><p> Florence: Giunti Barbèra, 1986-1990. 25 x 36 cm, 12 boxes, ca.2,000 pp. </p><p> The 12 Leonardo manuscripts presented here in their original format and consisting of more than 2,000 pages, are exceptional documents for the study of the master&#39;s life and work. The volumes focuses in turn upon geometrical problems, mechanical questions, technological ideas of daring conception, often interjecting autobiographical information and digressing into literary creations and artistic observations. The Leonard text is presented in diplomatic and critical transcriptions with annotations by Augusto Marinoni. Limited edition of 998 copies consisting of 12 leather covered clamshell cases. </p> Our Promise to You: ALL OUR DUST JACKETS COME WITH CLEAR BRODART PROTECTIVE COVERS. (Please read listing to determine if this book comes with a dust jacket.) Your order will be CAREFULLY PACKAGED IN A BOX for safe transition. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction! .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        New Naturalist No. 72 HEATHLANDS

      London: Collins. Fine/Fine. 1986. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo 0002190206 1986 first edition; pp. 223. With 20 colour photographs and over 100 photographs & diagrams in black & white. Dust jacket with "Collins" printed at the base. Dust jacket fine with no fading to the spine, not price clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green Buckram boards fine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions or marks, appears unread. A fine copy of the first edition. (Bibliographical note: The Collins first edition has "Collins" printed at the base of the spine and the price of £20 to the inside flap, a "bookclub" edition was published concurrently, which is identical to the Collins first edition but without "Collins" at the base of the DJ spine and without the price.) An exceptionally bright fine first edition copy. .

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      1986. CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [CHASED INTO THE LAKE p.[19-20]]. Offered here is a double page watercolor used in Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986. It is the story of a handsome humanized, seafaring frog's wooing of Miss Mousie. An entire world of humanized creatures is created around this traditional song with text retold by Conover. Reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.'. This illustration measures 15 1/2" wide x 9 1/2", signed. The scene shows all of the wedding party in the water after being chased by Tom Cat. Froggie has saved the day by capturing the cat in a net. Its a fabulous image that you'd never get tired of looking at. [a] Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers so many modern children's books.

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      1986. CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [MISS MOUSIE DRESSES FOR WEDDING p. [9]]. Offered here is the full page watercolor used opposite the third page of verse in Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986. It is the story of a handsome humanized, seafaring frog's wooing of Miss Mousie. An entire world of humanized creatures is created around this traditional song with text retold by Conover. Reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.'. This illustration measures 7" wide x 9 1/4", signed. Miss Mousie is looking at her refelction in the mirror. She's wearing an elaborate wedding dress being altered by rabbits. Froggie sits behind a screen having some ice-cream. Absolutely beautiful. Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers so many modern children's books.

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        Barrier Island

      NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. hardcover. F/F+. 1st edition, 1st printing SIGNED on fep. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        Lonesome Dove

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY MCMURTRY on title page; winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. "McMurtry&#39;s affinity for the Western novel achieves a kind of apotheosis in this Pulitzer Prize-winning epic chronicle about an 1879 cattle drive from Texas to Montana... The book would be made into an acclaimed television mini-series and inspire a sequel, Streets of Laredo (1993), and the prequels Dead Man&#39;s Walk (1995) and Comanche Moon" (The Chronology of American Literature). New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. Thick octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Sportswriter

      Vintage, 1986. First Edition (first printing). An Uncorrected Proof copy of the third novel (and first Frank Bascombe novel) by the author of INDEPENDENCE DAY. Fine in wraps as issued -- an exceptionally clean and bright copy. Inscribed by Ford, as follows: "For --- , with warm wishes for you, Richard Ford.". Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Fault Lines

      Edition Schellmann, Munich, New York,, 1986. Oblong quarto. Original red cloth decoration and titles to upper board and spine gilt. With the publisher&#39;s black card slipcase. Illustrations by the authors. A fine copy. First Edition. One of just 200 numbered copies signed by Haring and with the posthumous stamped signature of Gysin who died rather inconveniently just before the sheets were ready for signing. A fabulous if utterly lewd enterprise in which both artists give full rein to their several homoerotic bugbears.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Along the Santa Fe Trail

      Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1986. Small folio, xxi, 184pp. Pages 90-184 are photographs with titles. Half-leather spine, letters in gilt, with woven cloth boards and matching slipcase. Marbled endpapers. This special binding and slipcase are by Virginia Marquis. Book design by Emmy Ezell, typeset at the University of New Mexico Printing Plant in Goudy Old Style. Duo Tone plates were printed by offset lithography in Japan by Dai Nippon Printing, Ltd. Text was printed by Thomson-Shore, Inc. Books were bound by John H. Decker & Sons. Contains a 2-page map of Santa Fe Trail. An original palladium by Myers is laid in with its original tan card stock envelope: 10 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches, signed in pencil by Joan Myers in 1982. This beautiful collector&#39;s item is signed by author and artist, #5 in a limited edition of 20. A gorgeous example of New Mexicofine books.. Signed by Author. Limited Edition. Half-Leather. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Myers, Joan. Small Folio. Slipcase.

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        Epic Fantasy in the Modern World: A Few Observations (Publisher series: Occasional Papers, Second Series.)

      Kent State University Libraries 1986. (Hardcover in decorated boards) Near fine. ... #5 of a numbered edition of 10 copies specially bound by Andrea Klein and signed by the author (Donaldson), Russell, and Klein. ... Cover illustration by P. Craig Russell. Publisher series: Occasional Papers, Second Series 2. ... (Books About Books).

      [Bookseller: Grant Thiessen / BookIT Inc.]
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        O Rio de Janeiro

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf Inc.,, 1986. Folio. Original stiff photographic wrappers, titles to front cover and spine in purple. No dust jacket issued. Illustrated throughout with full page illustrations. A near fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mother and Child.

      San Francisco, Calif.: Editions Press, 1986. - Color lithograph. 32 x 36 inches. Signed in pencil.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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      [New York]: The Limited Editions Club, [1986].. Quarto. Full plum-red oasis morocco by the Jovonis Bindery. A fine, unfaded copy in slipcase, with club newsletter. First edition in this format, illustrated with eight dust- grain photogravures after photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe, printed by Jon Goodman on handmade etching paper. The translation is a revised version of Paul Schmidt&#39;s translation, printed parallel with the original French text. One of one thousand numbered copies, printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress on mouldmade paper, and signed by Mapplethorpe and Schmidt.

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        A SEASON IN HELL Translated by Paul Schmidt.

      Limited Editions Club, 1986. First ed. Mapplethorpe, Robert. as such. 4to., 87 pp., 8 hand-pulled photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe. Bound in full red morocco at the Jovonis Bookbindery. A fine copy in a suede-lined cloth slipcase as issued. With THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB LETTER (Number 545, Series 48, Volume 2, May 1986) laid in, which has 4 page review of A SEASON IN HELL. Printed at the Wild Carrot Letterpress in an edition of 1000 numbered copies SIGNED by the photographer and translator.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

      Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Univ of Chicago Press, 1986. 14th printing. Signed by the author on the title page. The top edge is faintly dust-spotted. Otherwise as new; an apparently unread copy. In a fine dust jacket.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Banjo Booksellers]
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        Pauline Bewick: Painting A life

      Dublin, Ireland: Wolfhound Press, 1986. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is a first edition, first printing (first impression) in a as new jacket. With 52 colour plates and 71 black and white illustrations. SIGNED with a small sketch of two birds by Pauline Bewick to the title page. .

      [Bookseller: Kelleher Rare Books]
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      Kindlight, Kent: John Carder Bush, 1986. Hint of foxing, else fine in stamped burlap boards, card slipcase sunned at the spine.. First Edition. Small quarto. An artists&#39; book, photographically illustrated, by the brother of rock star Kate Bush, John Carder Bush, documenting his sister&#39;s childhood in England. With numerous black and white photographs, Bush&#39;s text, and cutouts which illuminate certain images.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Markus Lupertz 6 December to 27 December 1986. Mary Boone - Michael Werner

      New York, Gallery 417, 1986.. 4°. 22 S. Mit farb. Taf. OLn. In tadellosem Zustand Mit eh. Widmung und Zeichnung d. Künstlers a. d. Titelbl.

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        Empire of the Sun. A Screenplay

      Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, January 7,, 1986. Based on the novel by J. B. Ballard. Perfect bound with brass fasteners. Original white wrappers printed in blue. "Box F" inked to upper wrapper. Wrappers a little rubbed, edges creased. An excellent copy. First draft of the screenplay for the film Empire of the Sun, directed by Stephen Spielberg, written by Tom Stoppard, and based on the semi-autobiographical novel by J. G. Ballard. Number 007.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Milano,: Centro Lombardo Arte, 1986,. titoli in pelle rossa intarsiati al piatto ant.e dorso.. Presentazione di Raffaele De Grada. cm.39,5x54,pp.XXIII,290,(5),leg.ed.alla francese, carta di Francia con base azzurra, in contenitore a libro con i piattie dorso in pelle verde mare incisi a

      [Bookseller: Libreria Chiari]
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      (HOPPER, DENNIS). Hopper, Dennis, Michael McClure & Walter Hopps. DENNIS HOPPER: OUT OF THE SIXTIES - PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED AND DATED BY DENNIS HOPPER. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. Pasadena, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1986. First Edition 1/4000. 4to. Cloth in Printed Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. np, profusely illustrated in gravure. Designed by Jack Woody. With a filmography and exhibition history. Dennis Hopper was the young man with a camera in the right place at the right time in the new Hollywood. Issued in 1986 in gravure with the typically austere and lovely Twelvetrees Press aesthetic, "Out of the Sixties" was the first published collection of Hopper&#39;s photographs. Divided into "Artists and Collectors", "Hollywood", "Music", "Civil Rights March, Selma to Montgomery", "Mexico", and "The Scene", it is a tour de force view of the clash of the old and the new in sixties culture! A most handsome copy bearing the awesome, sixties invoking SIGNED PRESENTATION "Peace Love + Bobby Sherman, Dennis Hopper 88" by the photographer in black ink below his introductory text. 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. 0-942642-25-2 Inventory Number: 021094&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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      Paris, France: Centre Nationale De La Photographie, 1986. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. Paris, France: Centre Nationale De La Photographie, 1986. Hardcover. As New/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. Rare Irving Penn collectible item. A framed pristine vintage poster of the "Irving Penn" museum exhibition poster, which utilizes one of his greatest portraits. The poster is huge at 26 X 34 inches and weighs 40 pounds. Printed in gravure on thick cream uncoated stock paper in Paris, France to the very highest standards. The breathtakingly beautiful printing quality must be seen to be believed: The nuances and "chiaroscuro" details (particularly of the grimy floor, often lost in reproduction) of the original photograph are captured by the blown-up poster as faithfully as a printing process possibly can. Published on the occasion of the landmark retrospective exhibition held at the Centre Nationale de la Photographie Paris in 1986. Presents in poster format Irving Penn&#39;s "Indian Children, Cuzco, Peru, 1948", one of the greatest photographs of the 20th century. The heartbreakingly beautiful yet formally rigorous portrait of two shabbily dressed American-Indian children shyly posing for the camera, their hands resting on an ornate European colonial-period table, is classic Irving Penn. A testament to his greatness and humane-ness as a photographer, it is everything the 20th century is about in one simple yet stunning image: Colonialism and culture, The Old and The New, Rich and Poor, North and South, East and West. "If Richard Avedon was a snapshot Delacroix, all fire and figures, Penn was Ingres with a Leica, all ravishing edges and perfect composition and a quality of deep color that was the envy of every other photographer" (Adam Gopnik). Irving Penn died on October 7, 2009 at the age of 92, his place in photographic history permanent and secure. Not just a memorabilia but a genuine collectible, this is a "must-have" item for Irving Penn collectors. <b><i> This item is very highly collectible. After all these years, this is the only copy we have ever found, is available online, and despite being more than 25 years old, has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. If ever they turn up, vintage prints of the image easily command $500, 000 at gallery and auction sales. The superior quality of this vintage gravure poster must be seen to be believed; it is eminently collectible in its own right. A very rare copy thus. </b></i> 1 gravure plate. Irving Penn&#39;s "Moments Preserved" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER IRVING PENN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG).

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        An archive of correspondence from the author regarding his writing process, and regarding the publication of the 1987 collection, "The Annex and Other Stories

      N.p.: N.p., 1986. A curated collection of 9 typed letters signed written by John D. MacDonald to various serious inquiries from readers all over the world regarding his fiction, as well as some correspondence with the Finnish publisher Eurographica (who published "The Annex and Other Stories in 1987), all dating between 1953 and 1986. Quite strong in content, the letters show a thoughtful side of a writer who was generally very quiet about his process.& & Among the topics addressed in the letters are: the novels with which he was the most pleased ("The End of the Night," "Slam the Big Door," "Please Write for Details," "A Key to the Suite," and "The Last One Left"), the number of his books he believes to have sold as of April 1986 (90,000,000), a philosophical discussion about appraisals of an author&#39;s enduring merit ("a delusion"), a fascinating and detailed discussion of his process for conceiving a new novel ("I have thrown away beginnings which were stronger than the one eventually used"), a detailed response to a request from a Finnish publisher about which stories to put in an anthology, and an explanation regarding the location of his archives and "professional materials."& & One sentence from a 1986 letter would appear to sum up the author&#39;s attitude about his craft the best: "I really like writing...were my books unsalable I would do them anyway, and then bury them in the back yard."& & Letters are all Near Fine, some on MacDonald&#39;s stationery, some with his typed address at the top left, all dated.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Nobody Lives Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape and Hodder and Stoughton 1986, 1986. UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher&#39;s red paper wraps, printed in black, with roneograph corrections within the text. Pp.193 + [3], blank. Minor wear; near fine. Presented &#39;To Mike&#39; and signed in full on the title page. John Gardner&#39;s fifth original novel starring Ian Fleming&#39;s Commander Bond. Uncommon in proof format and RARE in signed state.

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        [Matisse, Henri] Dear Mr. Clifford

      (Madison, WI): SailorBOYpress, (1986). Square 16mo. (7)ff. One of twenty-five copies. Illustrated with mixed-media collages, elements of which are at times integrated into the text, and two sculptural pop-ups that incorporate curved pieces of copper wire for an airy, kinetic effect. The collages are perhaps a nod to the large cut-out paintings, known as "gouaches découpés," that Henri Matisse made late in his life, around the time that that this letter was written. The endpapers are made of collage pieces encapsulated between sheets of translucent paper. The text of this artist&#39;s book is comprised of excerpts from a letter written by Matisse to Henry Clifford on the occasion of the artist&#39;s 1948 retrospective exhibition in Philadelphia. Matisse describes how the apparently effortless lightness and joy of his works disguises many years of training in drawing and sculpture, which he feels are essential to a young artist&#39;s development. He expresses concern that young artists might view his work and feel that they could dispense with the traditional artists&#39; training altogether. However, Matisse writes, "If drawing belongs to the realm of the Spirit and colour to that of the Senses, you must draw first to be able to cultivate the Spirit and to be able to lead colour through the paths of the Spirit." According to Matisse, careful study and preparation are the path that leads an artist to truly learn to paint from the heart: "It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch colour -- not colour as description, but as a means of personal expression." As an artist himself and the creator of this book, Jeffrey Morin clearly connected with the content of the letter, and in the colophon he writes that he "wishes to bring this letter to light -- admitting its influence and importance." Bound in tan buckram. Spine slightly cocked, else very fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        A Fowl Alphabet. Woodcuts by Alan James Robinson. Lettering by Suzanne Moore

      Easthampton: The Cheloniidae Press. 1986. Signed, Limited Edition, one of 26 deluxe copies, all on Rives lightweight paper, from a total issue of 226 copies, each signed and numbered by the artist: this the full vellum edition with an original watercolor by Alan James Robinson and two extra suites, one of the woodengravings each signed by the artist and the other of the alphabet in blind, the book with original lettering and Latin names accomplished by hand by Suzanne Moore. Page size: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Bound by Gray Parrot: full bleached vellum with title stamped in gold on spine, folder to house extra suites in tan cloth with vellum spine; housed in custom-made tan cloth and vellum spine stamped with title and press and date on spine, fine. Illustrated with 26 woodengravings and a newly designed alphabet by Suzanne Moore. With text from "Animate Creation," a popular edition of "Our Living World," a Natural History by Rev. J.G. Wood, Vol II Birds, 1885, 1987. The 26 woodengravings are each accompanied by an initial letter and the common and Latin names of the bird. Long out of print, this is a much sought- after book. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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      San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1986.. Two volumes. Large folio (63.5 x 48 cm) and thick quarto. 156 color plates (and one b&w) laid into folding cloth portfolio, accompanied by the companion volume of text, cloth, gilt labels, in slipcase. Bookplate on each front pastedown, otherwise fine. First edition. One of 425 sets printed by Andrew Hoyem and associates. An ambitious and important undertaking, reproducing with great fidelity the 156 paintings by Grayson in the collections at the Bancroft Library. "Andrew Jackson Grayson, who came to San Francisco just before the Gold Rush, was inspired to paint by James John Audubon&#39;s Birds of America. He vowed to extend Audubon&#39;s visual record west, to include the Pacific Slope of California and Mexico. Bequeathed to the University of California in 1879 by Grayson&#39;s widow, his paintings became an important holding in The Bancroft Library, but remained largely unknown to the public. Lois Chambers Stone of Berkeley spent several years researching the biography of Grayson that accompanies the portfolio. The publication of this long-overlooked masterwork has now assured Grayson of a significant place in the history of American ornithology" - Publisher&#39;s blurb. Substantial shipping charges.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Birds of the Pacific Slope - A Biography of the Artist and Naturalist 1818-1869

      San Francisco: Arion Press, 1986. An important and little known ornithologist, Grayson was known as "The Audubon of the Pacific" and his full color paintings of the birds of the Pacific Slope were for many years hidden away at the Bancroft Library. Andrew Hoyem at the Arion Press have masterfully brought these vibrant plates forward to demonstrate the genius of Grayson&#39;s work. With the exception of a small tear to the lenin box, A fine set with the full compliment of plates in fine bright condition. Together 2 vol; Text in a cloth box and plates in a matching clamshell case. First Edition - #130 of 425. Tan Lenin. Fine.. Elephant Folio - 25 x 19.

      [Bookseller: California Bookseller - J. R. Aboud]
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        Brett Weston: A Personal Selection, 1986 (Signed)

      Carmel, California: Photography West Graphics, 1986. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Signed by Author. Folio. Black cloth over boards with facsimile of author&#39;s signature stamped in silver on upper board, silver lettering on spine; photo-illustrated dust jacket; pp. [30], plus 101 b/w photographic plates. First edition stated. Signed by Weston on the half-title page. Corners bumped; spine tips lightly rubbed; the slightest bit faded along edges of boards. Dust jacket lightly rubbed; faint creasing at corners and spine tips; not price-clipped, in mylar. Beautifully reproduced works chosen by Weston himself. Introductory essay by Dody W. Thompson, former apprentice of Edward Weston and assistant to Ansel Adams.

      [Bookseller: Barnes & Noble Collectibles NYC]
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        White Trash Cooking

      [Highlands, N.C.]: Jargon Society, 1986. Just about fine in photo-illustrated spiral-bound wrappers.. First Edition. Square quarto. Briefly INSCRIBED by Mickler and the publisher, Johnathan Williams, and dated in the year of publication. A cookbook of "white trash" recipes, complete with a 32 page mid-section with wonderful color photographs that are reminiscent of Eggleston and Christenberry. Jonathan Williams&#39;s Jargon Press is known primarily for its poetry collections and Lucybelle Crater by Ralph Eugene Meatyard; this idiosyncratic cookbook is the best selling book in the history of the press.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        King Lear. Illustrated by Claire Van Vliet

      West Burke, VT: The Theodore Press / The Janus Press. 1986. One of 160 copies, all on handmade paper by Katie MacGregor & Bernie Vinzani and signed by the artist, Claire Van Vliet. Page size: 14 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches. Illustrated with 39 original woodcuts by Claire Van Vliet and printed by Michael Alpert of the Theodore Press, this is an extraordinary edition of Shakespeare&#39;s great tragedy. The text follows that of the First Folio and was set and printed in 22 point Spectrum with Times New Roman for titles. Woodcuts editioned by the artist at the Janus Press. Bound: birch boards decorated by the artist with pigskin spine, housed in grey cloth over boards publisher&#39;s slipcase and black cloth over boards chemise. A beautiful book. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Fungi de Yuggoth et autres poémes fantastiques. Signés

      Sevilla. Arkham - Neo. 1986. Original Grand In-4 broché. in good condition. ISBN 2730403832. Introduction de Francois Truchaud. Bibliographie en fin de volume. Contient 5 magnifiques illustrations couleurs hors texte et de très nombreuses illustrations noir et blanc in texte par Jean-Michel Nicollet. Tirage unique à 500 exemplaires sur Ingres d&#39;Arches, n° 277. signés par Jean-Michel Nicollet et François Truchaud. Recueil de poèmes en Français et Anglais, préfacé et traduit par François Truchaud.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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