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        Great Domesday Book. Six Volumes [Complete]. Facsimiles in Two Volumes. Translations in Two Volumes. Maps and Indices in One Volume Each. One of 450 Sets

      London: Alecto Historical Editions, 1986-2000. The 'Millenium Edition', the facsimile volumes bound in modern calf replicating the 12th century Winton Domesday, the earliest exising Domesday binding The marvelous facsimile of William the Conquerer's unprecedented survey of his realm, providing an unparalleled view of medieval England, including its courts and nascent legal system; with English translations, maps, and extensive indices

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room (Signed Lettered Edition)

      Los Angeles: Sun and Moon Press 1986, 1986, 1985. First edition, three volumes. Each volume one of 26 lettered copies SIGNED by the author. Fine and unread in Fine dust jackets. The lettered editions of the three titles were issued separately and over a period of about three years. The rarest edition of Auster's masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Light Fantastic [Discworld Series Number Two]

      Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1986. First Edition, [First Printing]. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good A generally tidy copy, in a tidy dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has moderate browning on the pages. Dust jacket has feint wear on the corners and moderate browning on the edges. 16216. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [5 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book.].

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        Edward Weston: Dedicated to Simplicity. A Reminiscense

      Toronto: Lumiere Press, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. One of 150 numbered copies. The first book in the "Homage Series" and first book from the press. An interesting look at the master photographer by his son Cole. Includes three tipped in photographs, two of which are are portraits of Weston, one by his son Brett and the other by his longtime friend Fritz Heinle. The third image is a shot of his wife Charis on the roof their house at Wildcat Hill. A fine copy. One of the hardest books to obtain in this terrific series.

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        Hiroshima Mon Amour: Synopsis

      Poestenkill, NY: (Edition Kaldewey, 1986). Folio. (15)ff. One of 50 copies, signed by Ann Sperry, who illustrated the volume with handmade paper paintings. Pink papers have been fused with dark gray and rose paper designs, some touched with gold, and others sculpted, cut, and folded. Sperry&#146;s designs capture the seriousness, sadness, and sensuality of Hiroshima Mon Amour, a film about a French woman and a Japanese man who meet and become lovers in Hiroshima fourteen years after the atomic bomb. The film&#146;s screenplay was written by Duras, and the film itself is considered one of the first examples of French New Wave cinema. An extremely fine example of one of Kaldewey&#146;s most stunning books, in a gray cloth clamshell box with Kaldewey&#146;s tower logo on the front and the title on the spine in gilt.

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        Hiroshima Mon Amour: Synopsis sur un Papier Original de Ann Sperry

      Poestenkill, New York: Edition Kaldewey. 1986. Hardcover. Fine. 1986. One of 50 copies, not numbered. Signed by Ann Sperry who designed the book and handmade the paper. Text in French. 12.5 x 19.5 inch Folio, loose folded sheets of pink and charcoal paper laid into folding cloth slipcase. Contents are Fine. Slipcase shows some light soiling. Digital images available upon request.

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        Karasu / Ravens (Signed First Edition)

      Tokyo: Sokyu-sha, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. A haunting collection of black and white photographs, many of which were taken from a train window as Fukase went to visit his childhood home after his divorce. The images of ravens mirror his despair. A fine copy in the original glassine with some creases housed in a fine cardboard slipcase. Signed by Fukase. Uncommon signed as Fukase was hurt in 1992 and lapsed into a coma from which he has not recovered. One of the true high spots of Japanese photography books. (Parr & Badger v1, 306)

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        W.B. Yeats/Montale

      (Verona): Cento Amici del Libro, (1986). Quarto. 26, (4) pp. From an edition of 130 copies, this is one of 100 ad personam copies. Illustrated with three etchings by noted sculptor Fausto Melotti, each of which is signed in graphite. Contains four poems by Yeats: "Sailing to Byzantium", "The Indian to his love", "When you are old", and "After a long silence". These are followed by translations into Italian by Nobel Laureate Eugenio Montale. According to the colophon, Franco Riva completed the design for this book in August, 1981, but died the following month. The task of printing this edition fell to Martino Mardersteig of the Officina Bodoni, and it was completed five years later. This, then, is Riva&#39;s last book, and its straightforward elegance and harmony between text and image is a fitting tribute to one of Italy&#39;s finest printers. A fine copy, loose as issued in publisher&#39;s blue cloth folding case, which show some faint scuffs.

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        Great Domesday Book. Six Volumes [Complete]. Facsimiles in Two Volumes. Translations in Two Volumes. Maps and Indices in One Volume Each. One of 450 Sets

      The marvelous facsimile of William the Conquerer's unprecedented survey of his realm, providing an unparalleled view of medieval England, including its courts and nascent legal system; with English translations, maps, and extensive indices. The 'Millenium Edition', the facsimile volumes bound in modern calf replicating the 12th century Winton Domesday, the earliest exising Domesday binding. Alecto Historical Editions, London, 1986-2000.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Between the Woods and the Water

      John Murray, UK 1986 - 1st Edition 1986. Flat signed by the author to endpaper. This is the 2nd part of his walk across Europe which follows on from" A Time of Gifts" Book is fine and bright. Small decorative stamp to endpaper. The complete wrapper is near fine and bright. A good example. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        &#39;A&#39; 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.

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        Sant'Abraam Romito e la Nipote Maria

      Edizione privata stampata da U. Bonafina per i Cento amici del Libro 1986 Dalle vite dei SS. Padri. Con 15 xilografie originali di Paolo Stoppa nel testo (diverse misure, circa cm 8x12) 8vo pp. 34 (4) ril, camicia e custodia in carta marmorizzata Ottimo (Fine) [Parmiggiani, 2009]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Fontana. Catalogo generale. Volume primo e volume secondo. A cura di Enrico Crispolti. Milano, Edizioni Electa, 1986.

      Custodia editoriale; due volumi, ciascuno cm. 28,5 x 25,5; cartonati con illustrazione a colori applicata ai piatti; vol. 1°, pagine 408, (4); vol. 2°, pagine (8), 409 - 793, (3); riproduzioni in nero e a colori. Saggio introduttivo del curatore, Traccia per l?opera di Fontana; segue una raccolta dei manifesti dello Spazialismo, dal Manifiesto Blanco del 1946, al Manifesto del movimento spaziale per la televisione, del 1952 (testo particolarmente raro perché distribuito in occasione di una trasmissione televisiva allestita da Lucio Fontana). Segue il catalogo ragionato di tutte le opere di Fontana: scultura, pittura, ambienti e interventi plastici in rapporto con l?architettura, ceramiche, terrecotte e lavori vari di carattere ?applicato?. Schede dettagliate con rapporto su firma, data, provenienza, esposizione e bibliografia di ogni opera.

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        Ephemeras "Mayflies" Naturals and Artificials. Editor of English Language edition, Thomas W. Earnhardt. Original Translation by Ronald H. Creel. [Introduction by Lefty Kreh.]

      New York: Edicom Inc 1986 New York: Edicom, Inc, 1986. First edition in English, Number 10 of 300 copies. Small Folio. Drawings and Some Color Plates by the Author. Color Plates of Flies and some Photographs by Thomas Earnhardt. North American Entomology by William T. Bryson. 335 pp. Full tan leather, gilt dentelles, t.e.g. Fine in leather- edged slipcase . This magnificent book has five main sections: Index of Entomological Terms; Index of Fly Tying Instructions ; Tools and Materials; Hackle Capes & Summary of the Different Families

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        Salutz, I

      Grafica Uno 1986 Cartella a 6 fogli sciolti con 10 poesie in prima edizione e una nota di Giudici stampate su carta India e incollate su 5 acqueforti acquetinte a colori originali di Enrico Baj, numerate e firmate a matita (cm 25x40) Stampato su carta Arches Ottimo (Fine)

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        SOGNO DI UNA CITTA'. N.35 TESTI DI ALBERIGO SALA, EDOARDO FUMAGALLI. CON SETTE XILOGRAFIE DI ANONIMO FRANCESE DEL CINQUECENTO.

      MAESTRI ARTI GRAFICHEEdito nel 1986, Vol. in 4¯ grande - pp. (4),15,(6), Legatura in mezza pelle, al dorso titolo in oro. Composto a mano e stampato in torchio Stanhope (1807) su carta Muguet, espressamente fabbricata al tino del Mulin de Larroque in 40 esemplari contraddistinti da numeri arabi. Contiene 7 xilografie colorate a mano. Il nostro esemplare porta il n. 35. Volume con cofanetto.

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        United States Patents Quarterly 1st series Vols. 80 to 231 (1949-1986)

      1986. United States Patents Quarterly [1st series]. Washington: Bureau of National Affairs. Vols. 80 to 231 (1949-1986) In 152 books. Ex-private law library without stamps or labels. Very good condition. See digital image. Publisher's Price USD 4,481.* The first series concludes with volume 231. Premier research tool on Intellectual Property law and indispensable in a patent library. Unique in that it prints many "manuscript" decisions which are nowhere else published. These Patent Office decisions are not printed in the Commissioner's decisions, but are often referred to by the examiners. The publisher is permanently out-of-print of 17 volumes of this title.

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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.

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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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        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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        A Perfect Spy [*SIGNED*]

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. 1986. 1st U.K. edition. Hardcover. 0-340-38784-X . [nice copy, with just a touch of wear to book and jacket]. SIGNED "John le Carré" on the title page, and additionally INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the dedication page, beneath the printed dedication: "and for ______, / a prince, whether / crowned or not, / and a beloved / old chum ----" / David." The most autobiographical of the author&#39;s espionage novels, following his protagonist from boyhood into his career as a spy. Personally inscribed and "double-signed" (i.e. with both names) copies of le Carré&#39;s books are uncommon. There are those who would have you believe that a merely-signed -- I will not use that f-word -- and un-inscribed copy is "more collectible" (purely a matter of opinion) and "more valuable" (utter rot). Personally I am toying with the idea of a pricing system that will charge for lengthy personal inscriptions on a pro rata per-word basis; fortunately for you, however, I have not yet worked out all the kinks of this system, and this book can still be had at its current price, which might well look like a terrific bargain in another year or so. Signed by Author .

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        The Book of Lost Swords: Eight Volumes: Woundhealer's Story, Sightblinder's Story, Stonecutter's Story, Farslayer's Story, Coinspinner's Story, Mindsword's Story, Wayfinder's Story, and Sheildbreaker's Story

      Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book New York: Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book. (1986-1994). First. First editions. Complete in eight volumes. Fine in fine dustwrappers. Bookplate Signed by the author and laid in. Publisher's letter in with Book Four. Twelve magical Swords forged by the gods, each with a particular power or gift, and how various people acquire and use them. The series spans several decades and features dozens of characters. An excellent collection. .

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        25 seltsame Geschichten aus dem Appenzellerland.

      Gr.-4°, 4 Textbl., 25 mehrfarb. Orig.-Radierungen (Blattgrösse; 38 x 27 cm; Bildgrösse: 20 x 14 cm), Lose Blatt in Kassette, Tadell. Nr. 34 von 45 Exemplare, im Impressum signiert. Ebenso jede Grafik betitelt, num. und signiert. Hans Schweizer, 1942 geboren in Herisau; 1957-62 Lehre im grafischen Gewerbe, St. Gallen; 1962 im Atelier von Jonny Friedlaender, Paris; 1962-64 Arbeit für die Expo, St. Gallen; 1964-68 im Atelier von Robert Couturier, Paris; bei Lucien Coutaud an der Ecole naionale supèrieure des Beaux-Artes; 1969-71 in St. Gallen tätig; 1971-72 als Stipendiat des Canada Art Council in Ottawa; 1972-73 Aufenthalt in Toronto; 1973-75 in Berlin; seit 1975 in Teufen und Gais. Zahlreiche Ausstellungen. «Seine grafischen Werke sind geprägt von Detailgenauigkeit, oft komplexem Bildaufbau und einem besonderen erzählerischen Witz, - das Betrachterauge liest eine Geschichte. Jeder Strich der Radierung wird verfolgt, jede Kleinigkeit ist bedeutend für die Enträtselung der Strukturen.»

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        The Wedding

      San Pedro: Brown Buddha Books. 1986. The first issue of this limited edition printed to celebrate the August 18, 1985 wedding of Bukowski and Linda Lee Beighle. The entire edition was only 40 copies, each illustrated with eleven tipped in original photographs of the wedding by Michael Montfort, known for his photographic collaborations with Bukowski, among his other work. This first issue is distinguished by the inclusion of the photograph of the bride kneeling to repair Bukowski&#39;s trousers and her surname misspelled on the colophon. Signed by both Bukowski and Montfort. According to the colophon, this copy belonged to Julie Curtiss Voss, mentioned by Bukowski in the text as assistant to John Martin, Bukowski&#39;s publisher and best man. Martin, the publisher of Black Sparrow Press, began publishing Bukowski in the mid-1960s and by the 1990s he had dozens of his titles in print. While this title was not issued by Black Sparrow it is likely that Martin arranged the details of its publication: it was designed by Barbara Martin and handbound by Earle Gray, as most of the Black Sparrow editions were. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. A nice association copy of a scarce item in the Bukowski canon. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        The Story Of A Shipwrecked Sailor - 1st US Edition

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0394548108 . A handsome First (stated) American Edition/First Printing in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket. Beautifully bound in navy blue cloth with silver lettering, signed by author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez; This is "The story of a shipwrecked sailor who drifted on a life raft for ten days without food or water, was proclaimed a national hero, kissed by beauty queens, made rich through publicity, and then spurned by the government and forgotten for all time." (from the title page) Translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan .

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        The Improvable Landscape

      Albondocani Press New York: Albondocani Press. 1986. First. First edition. Oblong 12mo. Fine in wrappers. Prospectus for the book laid in. Copy letter C of 26 lettered copies Signed by the author. .

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        Robert Frank: New York to Nova Scotia

      Museum of Fine Arts Houston: Museum of Fine Arts. 1986. First. First edition. Tall quarto. Small bump at the crown, still easily fine in glossy, stiff wrappers as issued. Inscribed by Robert Frank: "To --- Thank you, Robert Frank. Feb. 28, 1986." Additionally Inscribed by the editor: "... for all your support and your friendship. Anne." Very scarce signed. .

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        Faksimile - Tschachtlans Bilderchronik. Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Ms. A 120. (2 Bde.).

      4° (30 x 22 cm), 1060 S., 230 teilw. ganzseitige farb. Bilder; Kommentarbd.: 480 S., Geprägter Ganzledereinband (Kommentarbd. HLdr.) mit zwei Schliessen., Tadellos. Vergriffen! Nr. 36 von 980 Exemplaren. Die älteste Schweizer Bilderchronik. Der Ursprung der Schweizer Bilderchroniken In den Bilderchroniken des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts schuf die damalige Eidgenossenschaft Kulturdokumente von einzigartigem Gepräge. Am Anfang steht ein erstaunliches Werk, dessen unbekümmerte Bildersprache von hohem künstlerischem Reiz ist. Das Besondere an Tschachtlans Chronik liegt in ihrem Bilderschmuck, den 230 farbigen, meist ganzseitigen Illustrationen, die noch ganz dem späten Mittelalter verhaftet sind und sich durch Unbekümmertheit und Frische auszeichnen. Alle Bilder erscheinen jeweils als reliefartiger Terrainausschnitt und bestechen durch ihre leuchtende und lebendige Darstellungsweise. Tschachtlan Politiker und Chronist Bendicht Tschachtlan erschien als zuverlässiger, hingebungsvoller Staats- und Verwaltungsmann; er war ein Angehöriger der begüterten und emporstrebenden oberen Mittelschicht, erfahren und maßvoll. Er stand dem Adel nahe und war auf Wahrung der Ehre seines Namens bedacht. Insgesamt stand er 45 Jahre lang im öffentlichen Dienst. Geboren wurde er um das Jahr 1420. 1448 trat er in den Großen Rat der Stadt Bern ein, 1452 verehelichte er sich. Als Mitglied des Rates war er in den Jahren von 1453 bis 1493 an den wichtigen Entscheidungen der Stadt beteiligt; seine Amtstätigkeit umfaßte wesentliche Teile der damaligen Wirkungsbereiche des Staates: Finanz- und Bauwesen, Recht, Wirtschaft und Aufsicht über geistliche Institutionen. Seit der Mitte der achtziger Jahre des 15. Jahrhunderts begann Tschachtlan, seine Ämter abzugeben. Der Chronist und Politiker verstarb im Herbst 1493. Die älteste Schweizer Bilderchronik Die Chronik Tschachtlans weist einige großartige Neuerungen auf dem Gebiet der Chronistik auf. Zum einen handelt es sich um die erste illustrierte Chronik; die Bilder sollten den Text augenfällig illustrieren. Zudem ist erstmals eine gesamte Rezeption der großen Geschichtsschreiber vor Tschachtlan, Konrad Justinger und Hans Fründ, in einem Band vorgenommen worden. Außerdem liegt ein Teil der Chronik auch dem ersten Werk des Diebold Schilling zugrunde. Vermutlich hat der junge Schilling sogar mit redaktionellen Arbeiten an der Chronik Tschachtlans mitgewirkt. Eigentlicher Schreiber des Textes war Heinrich Dittlinger; auch er war Politiker in Bern. Gemeinsam schrieben die beiden die Chronik ohne amtlichen Auftrag, als reine Privatarbeit; im Nachwort bezeichnen sie sich selbst als Autoren und halten fest, die Chronik sei 1470 beendet worden. Eidgenössische Geschichte von 1152 bis 1470 Der Text ist nur zu einem kleinen Teil Tschachtlans eigenes Werk. Der erste Teil, der die Zeit bis 1431 behandelt, basiert auf der Amtlichen Berner Chronik des Konrad Justinger aus dem Jahr 1431. Im zweiten Teil, in dem der Alte Zürichkrieg zur Sprache kommt, bezog sich Tschachtlan auf die Chronik des Hans Fründ. Der Rest stammt vom Ratsherrn selbst. Änderungen fand Tschachtlan vor allem dort angebracht, wo Negatives über seine Heimatstadt Bern ausgesagt wurde. Es lag in seiner Absicht, Bern und seine Geschichte in den Vordergrund zu rücken. Da aber Bern seit 1323 mit den Waldstätten verbündet war und seit 1353 zur achtörtigen Eidgenossenschaft gehörte, ist Berns Geschichte zugleich eidgenössische Geschichte. Der Bilderschmuck Tschachtlan malt in bewundernswerter Mannigfaltigkeit. Kulturgeschichtlich sind diese Bilder eine unerschöpfliche Fundgrube: Waffen, Kleider, Uniformen, Belagerungs- und Kampftechnik und Lagerleben sind gut zu studieren. Mit geübtem Auge hält Tschachtlan auch Dinge des alltäglichen Lebens fest: Gerichtsszenen, das Leben auf dem Land, Städte und Schlösser. Daneben ist die Chronik erfüllt vom Kriegslärm und Feldzügen, Belagerungen und Eroberungen. Das ganze bunte Treiben in Stadt und Land, vor allem das Kriegerische jener Zeit, sowie das Gehabe großer Staatsmänner und das Leben einfacher Kriegsknechte: all diese Bereiche sind in der Chronik auf das hervorragendste eingefangen worden. Das Werk ist ein begeisternder Zeuge der Schweizer Geschichte. Der Kommentarband Der Kommentarband mit einem Umfang von über 470 Seiten erscheint als Halblederband im selben Format wie das Faksimile. Aus Anlaß der Faksimilierung haben namhafte Experten eine vollständige Untersuchung des Werkes und seines Umfeldes durchgeführt. Herausgeber des Kommentarbandes ist Prof. Dr. Alfred A. Schmid, Ordinarius für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Freiburg i.Ü. Die weiteren Autoren: Prof. Dr. Pascal Ladner, Ordinarius für historische Grundwissenschaften an der Universität Freiburg i.Ü., Dr. Sigmund Widmer, Nationalrat, alt Stadtpräsident von Zürich, Dr. Urs Martin Zahnd und Prof. Hans A. Michel, Bern, Vinzenz Bartlome, Bern. Entscheidend zum besseren Verständnis des Werkes trägt auch die vollständige Transkription des Textes durch Prof. Dr. Pascal Ladner bei.

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        A Fowl Alphabet, Twenty-six Wood Engravings by Alan James Robinson

      [Easthampton, Massachusetts]: Cheloniidae Press, 1986. 2 volumes (including a chemise with an additional suite of plates), octavo. (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches). Bound volume: title printed in black with the word fowl lettered by hand, half title. Text and colophon/limitation leaf printed in brown and black. 26 wood-engraved plates of birds by Robinson, presented in alphabetical order according to their common name, each with their name and their scientific name added beneath in variously coloured inks in a fine calligraphic hand by Suzanne Moore, the letter of the alphabet added above each plate in manuscript by the same hand. Colophon/limitation leaf signed and numbered &#39;A/2&#39; in pencil by Robinson; Chemise: an additional suite of the 26 wood-engraved plates, each signed and numbered &#39;A/2&#39; in pencil; a set of 26 blind-stamped impressions of the line cut initials produced for the regular limited edition; 1 original pen, ink and watercolour drawing on vellum (sheet size: 5 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches) of the head of the Toucan; extra-illustrated with two copies of the original prospectus, one signed by Robinson. Bound volume: original limp vellum by Grey Parrot, the flat spine titled in gilt; Chemise: unbound (as issued) within original vellum-backed cloth-covered boards. Both volumes contained within a single vellum-backed cloth-covered box, the spine titled and dated in gilt with the Sea Turtle device at the foot of the spine. One of five copies: the whole edition limited to 231 signed and numbered copies, including 31 "Full Vellum Edition" copies, this a "Full Vellum" example but one of the "five artists proofs" and numbered "A/2". The prospectus describes the "Full Vellum Edition" as having the "initial letter and the Latin and common names of the birds&#133; hand lettered by Suzanne Moore. The book is bound [in] full bleached vellum by Gray Parrot. An extra suite of the 26 wood-engravings, a set of the alphabet blind-stamped and a drawing are laid in a chemise and housed in a quarter vellum tray-case." [with:] A boxed collection of three &#39;folders&#39;, containing a paste-up, original artwork, and a set of watercolour drawings, all relating to the production of &#39;A Fowl Alphabet&#39;, together with an explanatory 3pp. TLS from Robinson. [Easthampton and elsewhere: circa 1986]. The three &#39;folders&#39; contained within a single cloth box, with a calligraphic manuscript title label inset on the spine [comprised of:] Alan James ROBINSON (designer, illustrator), and Harold Patrick McGRATH (printer). A full-size paste-up of &#39;A Fowl Alphabet&#39;. [Easthampton and elsewhere:] "1986". 44pp. (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches): title and 3 preliminary pages with a mixture of pasted-on typeset words and manuscript notes; 8pp. introductory text composed from blocks of pasted-on typeset text with numerous manuscript notes; 1p. manuscript section title; 1p. blank; 27 pp., twenty-six of which have versions of the wood-engraved illustrations pasted-on with the initial letters penciled above (the final image with a proof of the line-cut initial pasted on), with the type-set (or in two cases manuscript) names of the birds below (the twenty-seventh page, between &#39;Y&#39; and &#39;Z&#39; is blank); 1p. blank; 1p. colophon/limitation with a block of pasted-on typeset text; 1p. final blank. + 1 second version of the title and the following three pages. Unbound within a cloth chemise. The "first complete paste-up of the book with notes and placements - a unique piece" (Robinson, letter) [and:] Alan James ROBINSON (illustrator), and Suzanne MOORE (calligrapher). A full set of original pencil drawings for "A Fowl Alphabet&#39; with the manuscript calligraphy added. [Easthampton and elsewhere:] "1986". 27 leaves (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches): typeset title with the word &#39;fowl&#39; added in a calligraphic hand; 26 leaves of thick &#39;papier d&#39;arches&#39; each with an original pencil drawing of a bird&#39;s head by Robinson, presented in alphabetical order according to their common name, each with this name and their scientific name added beneath in light brown coloured inks in a fine calligraphic hand by Suzanne Moore, the letter of the alphabet added above each plate in manuscript by the same hand. + two smaller sheets with trial lettering by Moore. Unbound within a cloth chemise. A "full set of drawings that I did so Suzanne Moore could work out the design and size of the alphabet. I&#39;ve included a couple of test pages that I thought you would enjoy" (Robinson, letter) [and:] Alan James ROBINSON (artist). A full set of new watercolour drawings illustrating the birds which had previously appeared in "A Fowl Alphabet&#39;. [Easthampton?: no date]. 26 leaves of &#39;d&#39;arches&#39; watercolour paper (10 x 8 inches): each with an original pen, ink and watercolour drawing of a different bird by Robinson. Unbound within a cloth chemise. A "new set of watercolors for the Fowl Alphabet. These watercolors are easily my best to date" (Robinson, letter). A unique archive of material, chronicling the genesis of the Cheloniidae Press&#39; twelfth book, and one of Alan James Robinson&#39;s most successful productions. The book is described in the prospectus as "a collaboration of twenty-six wood-engravings by Alan James Robinson and a newly designed alphabet by Suzanne Moore. The text was culled from &#39;Animate Creation,&#39; by Rev. J.G. Woods, Vol.II Birds 1885. the text explains that the classification of birds depends largely on the shapes of their beaks or bills. The bird portraits, arranged alphabetically, consider the more diverse and curious forms that beaks have taken through evolution &#133; Two hundred and thirty-one books were printed by Harold P. McGarth at Cheloniidae Press &#133; during the Fall of 1986. The type was set by Mackenzie-Harris with some handset by Arthur Larson &#133; This book was designed by Alan James Robinson, Arthur Larson, and Suzanne Moore."

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        From the Snows to the Seas. With Prints by J.G. Lubbock

      Rampant Lions Press London: Rampant Lions Press. 1986. One of 95 copies only on R.W.S. hand-made paper. Each copy signed by the artist/author. Bound by George Percival in gilt-stamped blue silk after a design by the artist, blue morocco spine. Illustrated with four triple fold-out copperplates worked by etching and aquatint. The colors are printed in intaglio and relief, and additional color is applied to some pages by hand. The typography and printing of the text is by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press. Page size: 14 inches x 10-1/2 inches. Mylar jacket, publisher's slipcase. The images and thoughts in this book spring from mountains spanning great segments of our sphere to wilds where trusting creatures create an idyll of Eden. Inspired by the Himalayas, the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica, the book captures the grandeur of the planet. Lubbock's previous seven books are out-of-print -- as this soon will be. The prints are stunners -- somewhat oriental in feel -- yet abstract. See an Image.

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        Cerddi Saunders Lewis (Poems of Saunders Lewis) Wedi ei golygu gan R. Geraint Gruffydd (edited by RGG)

      Gwasg Gregynog, Y Drenewydd (Newtown),1986. xiv + 88pp. Decorated with Portrait medallion of the author on title-page in blue. Printed on a Heidelberg cylinder press in 14pt Bembo, the title in Perpetua Light Titling, some poems hand-set by David Vickers and Eric Gee. Edition limited to 450 copies on Tullis Russell Mellotex smooth high white paper. Bound by Smith Settle in quarter grey cloth with light blue paper boards, gold rule, portrait medallion in gold on upper cover, titled in gold on the spine, top edge coloured. This is No. XLVIII of the Special Binding edition (75 copies only), bound as above but in quarter grey goatskin, gold rule, top edge gilt. One small and insignificant scuff mark on rearboard, internally as new. A handsome book. Mae'n debyg fod Saunders Lewis yn brif lenor Cymraeg yr ugeinfed ganrif. Oedd ei gyfraniad at fywyd diwyllianol, gwleidyddol a llenyddol Cymru yn sylfaenol. Ymhlith ei weithiau mae ei farddoniaeth yn disgleirio fel crynodiad o'i ddoniau. Yn cynnwys 42 o gerddi a 9 emynau, dyma lyfr teilwng o'r dyn. (Saunders Lewis (1893-1985) was probably Wales' greatest writer of the XXth Century, and was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Lewis left it to his literary executor, Professor Geraint Gruffydd (Director of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and a member of the Press Committee), to decide what should be done after his death with his poems, of which no collected edition was available. After consultation with his daughter, it was decided to proceed with publication. This edition is worthy of a great poet.)

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        The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (Signed First Edition)

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. First American Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "Par Ted, / del amigo, / Gabriel '87." Fine in a just about Fine dust jacket. Jacket lightly bumped at the spine ends, with a hint of fading to the spine panel, else Fine. A bright, lovely copy, uncommon signed.

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

      Kairos Press Austin: Kairos Press, 1986. Folio. (28)pp.,(7)ff. From an edition of 150, this is one of 25 copies signed by the artist, and with the lithographs subtley tinted. Out of those 25 this is one of eight copies in the deluxe binding by Sylvia Rennie. 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. In the publisher's binding of vellum-backed grey boards. A very fine copy in slipcase with very minimal wear to extremities. Prospectus laid in. At the publication price.

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        From the Snows to the Seas

      London: Bertram Rota. F. 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarter blue morocco over boards with gilt titles on spine and gilt decoration to boards, teg others untrimmed, internally clean and bright, four folding colour etchings with aquatint, No.94 of an edition of 95 copies signed by the artist on the limitation page. The book is contained in its original slipcase. , Joe Lubbock was born in 1915 and spent most of his life working as an engineer but after WWII studied Art at Heatherly&#39;s and Saint Martin&#39;s and in 1963 he moved with his wife to Suffolk to pursue his vocation as an artist. HIs studio looks out over the the Suffolk countryside, fields, woods and a river that often appear in his work. Here too he writes the text for his books, most of which have been printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press. Joe Lubbock&#39;s work has been exhibited at a number of museums and libraries including the V & A in London, The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and The National Library of Wales. , 4to 11" - 13" tall, 26 pp .

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        Leon Underwood. His Wood Engravings.

      (Wakefield): The Fleece Press (1986).. Limited edition, no. 153 of 200 copies, 4to, (48) pp. Frontispiece, 2 small vignettes and 16 full page wood engravings, postcard showing a copy of this book specially bound by John Pearson loosely inserted. Green quarter morocco, patterned paper boards, held in a cloth case, a fine copy.

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        Men&#39;s Lives

      (n.p.): (Rock Foundation). (1986). The deluxe edition of Matthiessen&#39;s tribute to the fishermen of eastern Long Island and a way of life that, in the late stages of the 20th century, appeared to be irretrievably dying away. One of 500 numbered copies (although in all likelihood far fewer than 500 copies of this were ever produced). One volume, the text, is signed by Matthiessen. In addition to the second volume, of photographs, there is also an original print of one of the photographs from the book laid into a folding chemise and signed by the photographer, Lynn Johnson. Never formally offered for sale, copies of this edition were given out to attendees of a $500-a-plate benefit dinner for the historical society attempting to preserve the record and legacy of the fishermen&#39;s lives. Matthiessen has spent much of his life on eastern Long Island, and once ran a charter fishing boat off the island, in addition to having worked for three years with commercial fishermen, so this sympathetic portrait was written from the perspective of one who had shared the life described. Fine, in a clamshell case. A similar edition, unsigned and without the signed print -- and which probably comprised most of the overrun of this edition -- was later issued in slipcase and offered for sale via the University of Washington Press. This edition is one of the scarcest items in the Matthiessen canon. . Hardcover.

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        BIRDS OF THE PACIFIC SLOPE [with]: Stone, Lois Chambers: ANDREW JACKSON GRAYSON ... A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST & NATURALIST 1818 - 1869 ... WITH SPECIES ACCOUNTS OF FIELD NOTES BY ANDREW JACKSON GRAYSON, AND WITH CURRENT ORNITHOLOGICAL IDENTIFICATIONS

      San Francisco: The Arion Press 1986. 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's Birds of America. He vowed to extend Audubon's visual record west, to include the Pacific Slope of California and Mexico. Bequeathed to the University of California in 1879 by Grayson'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's blurb. Substantial shipping charges.

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        Howl

      NY: Harper & Row. (1986). First thus, the thirtieth anniversary original draft facsimile edition of the most famous and important American poem of the second half of the twentieth century. Includes the facsimile of the manuscript, transcript, variant versions, along with correspondence and a history of the first public reading, the legal battles surrounding it, and other information, including a bibliography. Inscribed by Ginsberg to Nelson Lyon in 1992, with a drawing of a "Grumpy Buddha." A nice association: Lyon was a friend of Terry Southern, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, and others associated with the Beat movement and the counterculture. Remainder mark lower page edges; foxing to top page edges; else fine in a very near fine dust jacket. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        NEUROMANCER

      West Bloomfield, Michigan: Phantasia Press:, 1986 Rare Advance Typesetting Proof Copy. Cerlux bound, 275 pages. 8 1/2" x 11" sheets produced by DIGITYPE typesetters of Beachwod, OH with their crop marks & pagination dated April 9th, 1986 at the top of each page. Publisher&#39;s "Advance Copy" stamped in red on the front cover. A rare state of the first Phantasia Press edition of which only a handful were produced. [In near fine condition]. Nebula, Hugo and Philip K. Dick Award winner. Gunn, The New Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction. Pringle. 100 Best Science Fiction Novels. "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.". 1st Edition.

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        Arctic Dreams

      NY: Scribner. (1986). His National Book Award-winning study on the Arctic, inscribed by Lopez to a prior National Book Award-winning author, "with admiration, in a shared sense of enthusiasm for the land for all it contains." Dated in the year of publication. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. An association copy of the first order. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        COUNT ZERO

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1986 Original typesetting Xerox copy with holograph ink corrections & instructions for the True First Edition & First UK Edition of the author&#39;s second book, the middle volume of the Sprawl trilogy preceded by Neuromancer & followed by Mona Lisa Overdrive. 8vo., 303pp, white unbound bond sheets with extensive typesetter&#39;s instructions throughout. In addition, several extra pages of specific instructions and typesetting detailing specifying sizes & faces & with notes & designs for the title page & copyright page settings & layout. A unique example. Nominated for the Locus & British Science Fiction Awards in 1986, as well as the Hugo & Nebula awards in 1987.. Signed. 1st Edition.

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