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      NY: Harper & Row, 1986. First edition, first prnt. Edited by Barry Miles. Preface by Ginsberg. "A Note on the Manuscript" by Miles. Annotations by Ginsberg. Contributions by Carl Solomon and Carl Goy. Appendixes. Index, Black and white illustrations. Signed and dated "5/22/88 City Lights" by Ginsberg on verso of half-title page. Additionally, Ginsberg wrote his non-cursive "AH" within a circle as was his custom below his signature. Spine cloth ends lightly pushed, small remainder stamp on the bottom edge; dustjacket with flap folds and one corner touched. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. This edition published thrity years atter the City Lights publication of "Howl and Other Poems." . Signed & Dated by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        Deborah Turbeville (with signed photograph)

      Musee National D'Art Moderne / Center Pompidou, Paris 1986 - 4to. Unpaginated (ca 100pp). Printed wraps as issued. Profusely illustrated in duotone. Beautiful production on thick Velin D'Arches cotton paper throughout. One of the special 100 copies that were issued with a signed and numbered photographic print. More images available on request. So rare. Absolutely beautiful book from Turbeville. Very well produced by the Pompidou in 1986, features not only some of her better known work (bath house etc.) but alot of work unreproduced elsewhere. A wonderful object. Plus the beautiful signed and numbered photograph. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Illustrated Catalogue of Selected Works of Ancient Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. Vol. 1

      Beijing: The Cultural Relics Publishing House, 1986. 1986. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD slipcase. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Bound in black cloth hardcover with gilt lettering on spine, volume number stamped on red panel. Cover slightly rubbed at corners, otherwise fine. Pages crisp and fine. Slipcase of matching black cloth with printed color illustrated, gilt lettered paste-downs on front and back panels, is lightly rubbed along edges with some rubs and small creases to pastedown. Gilt spine lettering is worn but otherwise slipcase is very good - clean and intact. Preface, Explanatory Notes and Postscript are in English. Balance of text is in Chinese. 510 black and white reproductions of art and calligraphy from several collections, including those of the Palace Museum, Museum of Chinese History, National Gallery, Beijing Institute of Painting, Central College of Arts, Rongbaozhai Studio, and the Xu Beihong Memorial Gallery and others. 10-1/2 x 14"; ix + 93 + 305 pages. A heavy volume, will require additional postage.. Hard Cover in Slipcase. Near Fine. Folio.

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        THE HOLY BIBLE Abridged: or, The History of the Old and New Testament. Illustrated With Notes, and adorned with Cuts. For the Use of Children.

      vi, [9], 176 pages. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings. Original Dutch floral boards. Binding: 10.2 x 7 cm.From the library of the noted English collector of early children's books, Dr. L. G. E. Bell, with his small bookplate to the front fixed endpaper, and a reduced copy of the relevant page of bibliography from Roscoe tipped-onto the front fixed endpaper; also his note in pencil that he re-backed this book in Dutch floral paper in 1986. A very good copy. Roscoe. J27(9)

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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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's and Saint Martin'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'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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        Belouch and Karai Rugs of Torbat-i-Heydarieh

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

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      - (800) AUTEUR: VINCENT BARDET. TITRE: LA VOIE DU GUERRIER. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: LES BIBLIOPHILES DE FRANCE, 1986. Édition originale. Un des 160 exemplaires numérotés en chiffres arabes réservés aux membres des Bibliophiles de France, sur vélin bfk rives. Exemplaire N°25 imprimé pour Pierre Decorps. Superbe exemplaire comprenant un des 20 suites en couleurs des gravures sur japon ancien et numérotées. Chacune de ces planches est numérotée 11/20, & est signée à la main par l'artiste Alain BAR. Le présent exemplaire est également enrichi d'un menu orné d'une gravure original également signée à la main par l'artiste. COLLATION: Non paginé (complet) FORMAT: In-4 (25.5 x 33.5 cm) RELIURE: Volume en feuilles, sous une couverture rempliée. ILLUSTRATIONS: Magnifique illustré moderne orné de 9 eaux-fortes originales en couleurs et en relief d'Alain BAR (sur le thèmes des arts martiaux japonais: Sumo, Karatedo, Judo, Aïkido, Bo, Kyudo, Iaïdo, Kendo) et calligraphies de jacques FOUSSADIER. ETAT: Bel exemplaire. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Alain Bar est graveur, artiste du livre français. Il a créé la maison d'édition Parole gravée. Les gravures d?Alain Bar entretiennent des relations privilégiées avec le sport. Chaque gravure d?Alain Bar semble réglée sur le libre élan de ce qu?elle désigne, en son jeu d?empreinte enfin immobilisée. Elle est levée de figures, se retirant ou avançant, décèlement des signes ajoutés à l?espace de l?écriture. (Wikipedia) POIDS: 2.1 Kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lovelock + Athletic Sports Programme Signed by Jack Lovelock

      Published by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., London First Edition 1986. London 1986. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 5½''. Contains 399 printed pages of text. Loosely inserted is an original King's School, Canterbury versus Achilles Club Athletic Sports Programme dated Tuesday, March 22nd c1938. Jack ran in the second race of the day 'The Mile' where his names appears in ink running for the Achilles Team. The winner was W. C. Young for the School and Jack's name appears again finishing in second place. The front cover of the programme is SIGNED 'J. Lovelock'. Running in the same race was Daniel J. R. Thorndike, relative of the author and playwright Russell Thorndike, to the front free end paper the name 'Daniel Thorndike, Brattle House, Brooklands' is written in black ink, this is where Russell Thorndike lived and set his Doctor Syn novels on Romney Marsh. Also enclosed is a black and white photocopy of the race showing the two athletes; Jack Locklock and Daniel Thorndike. Old dry damp stain to the bottom edge of the rear cover. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with a duplicate stain across the bottom edge of the paper and to the foot of the spine, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. A legend has grown around Jack Lovelock, the New Zealander who won the 1500 metres at the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936, and it was he who was crowned with a laurel wreath by Hitler. His life remains an enigma and the mystery surrounding his death has never been explained. This novel, based on research in five countries, matches the imaginative interpretation and documentary realism of 'Chariots of Fire'. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0340364300

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        A Tremor in the Morning

      NY: Peter Blum Edition, 1986. Octavo. One of 300 copies, signed by the author, Vincent Katz, and the artist, well-known painter and printmaker Alex Katz. Additionally inscribed by Alex Katz on the front endpaper: "To Ann & Michael, to more good times. Alex 9.24.87." This collection of poems is illustrated with original monochromatic linocuts, printed either in pink or tan, that have a minimalistic and romantic quality. Throughout his career, Alex Katz has worked with many poets, and this particular book was a collaboration with his son, Vincent. The book was published when Vincent was twenty-six and was his first book of poetry; since then, Vincent has established himself as a poet, translator, playwright, and art critic. Fine in cream cloth with a gilt-stamped pink lettering piece to the front cover.

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      (ALVENG, DAG). Alveng, Dag & Susan Kismaric. ASYLUM: PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAG ALVENG - AN EXTRAORDINARY SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. Oslo, NORWAY: Koks Forlag & Preus Fotomuseum, 1986. First Edition. 4to. Boards in Printed Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/Good. np (60pp), 26 duotone illustrations. Designed by Per Maning. Text in English and Norwegian. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Asylum" is noted Oslo-based photographer Dag Alveng's haunting look at a Norwegian Mental Institution as evidenced by its interiors and objects - devoid of its residents. It features beautifully reproduced black and white plates whose halftone negatives were prepared by the esteemed Richard Benson. An internally bright, most handsome copy of the exceedingly uncommon 1986 first edition (cited on page 298 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II") bearing the SIGNED PRESENTATION "For Holly / Love, Dag" in ink on the title page whose notoriously fragile printed vellum dust jacket shows chips, closed tears, and paper loss to the front panel, and has adhered in spots to the glue-impregnated covers along the front and rear panels, as is typical. The inscription is to the much-loved late New York collector turned gallerist Holly Solomon, who gave the photographer his second US exhibition in 1993, and from whose library we acquired this significant tome directly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022501&

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      1986 - Paris, Éditions Flammarion, 1986, couverture cartonnée sous jaquette i8llustrée, environ 34 X 25 cm, 427 pages glacées, avec 1206 illustrations dont plus de 100 en couleurs. Le livre et sa reliure sont comme neuf, sans aucun reproche. Seule la jaquette présente une déchirure de 2 cm à la bordure supérieure du premier plat associée à quelques discrets faux-plis au haut du même. La déchirure a été réparée de belle façon, sans papier adhésif. (AVERTISSEMENT ; Les frais d¿envoi internationaux donnés par Abebooks sont souvent erronés veuillez obligatoirement m¿écrire pour connaître les frais d¿envoi réels pour l¿extérieur du Canada AVANT de passer votre commande sinon vous pourriez avoir de mauvaises surprises. Paiement de préférence par Paypal). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        UTAH READER.,

      NY: Vincent FitzGerald, 1986. - 11 x 15. Thirty-three leaves, including 11 single-page linocuts and 6 double-page linocuts (several folding out and up); all protective glassines are present. Text is silkscreened from Beard's manuscript. The extraordinary illustrations are multi-layered collages, from some 40 separate prints, with some hand coloring. Bound by G?rard Charri?re in turquoise silk boards. Several light scratches on upper cover, along with a very faint water stain; else a fine copy of this delightful book. One of 40 signed copies. Collage executed by Zahra Partovi and Vincent FitzGerald. An autobiograpical work about Beard's Mormon childhood. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        C Is For Corpse

      New York: Henry Holt & Company. F/F. 1986. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 0030018889 . 1st edition/1st printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate which is loosely laid into the book (just the author's name; not inscribed to anyone). 1st printing of the 1st edition with the full number line and no edition statement, as called for. Straight, clean, very tight book with no soiling or previous owner markings, in a price intact, clean, crisp and undamaged dustjacket. This book and dustjacket have 99.9% escaped the usual paper toning the early books in this series are plagued with. There's just a tiny hint of it at the dustjacket edges, but otherwise both the book and dustjacket are pristine, with the dustjacket being in original bright white condition. 3rd in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series. Collector copy!; Signed by Author .

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        Masters of Atlantis

      New York: Knopf, 1986 First USA Edition. Fine Book in a Fine Dustjacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front flyleaf "To that most serious artist, Anne Daley, from an old admirer, Charles Portis, Little Rock, June 11, 1986". Books signed or insribed by Portis are uncommon, as he seldom leaves his home state of Arkansas.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        C is for Corpse; C is for Corpse (Set)

      Holt, Rineheart and Winston, NY 1986 - This listing is for TWO BOOKS - the 1st edition US Hardcopy and a special "Advanced Reading Copy" that has printed on the front cover, "Complimentary Proof Copy/Not for Sale" to the public. This Kinsey Millhone Mystery and Winner of the 1987 Anthony Award is Sold as a SET. The US Hardcover Edition is an Excellent book in a fine Dust Jacket that is in a Protective Mylar cover. No bumps, no marks, no clips, maybe a slight touch of sunning to the inside front DJ cover. This hardcover edition is a 1st printing with the full number line on the publisher's page. The "Advanced Reading Copy" is in printed white wraps that is pristine with no creases and a full number line for 1st printing. This "Advanced Reading Copy" is also SIGNED by the author. Also printed on the front cover with "./Not For Sale" is a letter from the Publishing House (Henry Holt and Company) stating, "This advanced copy of "C" Is For Corpse is a first for Holt. We have never before sent out reading copies of a mystery." There are Several reviews on the inside pages. See Pictures. This item shipped securely cushioned and in a sturdy box. Wonderful Collector Set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        O Rio De Janiero

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1986). Just about fine in photo-illustrated wrappers; sharp copy.. First Edition. Folio. SIGNED by Weber and briefly inscribed to graphic designer David Leigh. Weber's highly stylized paean to Rio: a jumbled mix of light reportage and high end fashion photography; with several gatefolds. (Roth 254-255).

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        Godwit and Snipe.

      [1986]. 1986 - Coloured pencil on paper, 53 cm by 38 cm, signed J N Davies, framed. Plate 10 from Lane Shorebirds of Australia, 1987 illustrating Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Asian Dowitcher, Latham's Snipe and Painted Snipe.

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      NP, NP (New York). ND (circa 1986). - np (20pp), 20 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Distributed in small quantities by Keith Haring's Pop Shop in the mid-eighties, this charming untitled artist's book is commonly referred to as the "Coloring Book". It reproduces twenty whimsical full page drawings in thick black line against white backgrounds meant to be filled in with crayons by artsier members of the younger East Village set. A bright white, most handsome unaltered copy of this exceedingly uncommon item - NOT to be confused with the Haring's earlier 1982 coloring book, or the more widely distributed "Keith Haring's Fun Book!!" from 1985. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed

      1/2 page. Large octavo. Addressed to an unidentified female correspondent. Dated December 5, 1986. In French. & & Mentioning a concert tour of Germany, Spain, Norway and Holland with his orchestral works from which he has just returned and his Turangalîla Symphony; the composer also thanks his correspondent for sending the "magnificent book" on the Virgin Mary and sends excerpts [not present] from the first two pages of the 6th movement of the symphony as per her request. . A French composer, organist and teacher, Messiaen "was a musician apart. The sources of his music may be traced on the one hand to the French organ tradition and on the other to the innovations of Debussy, Stravinsky and Bartók, but right at the start of his career he found a modal system that has a completely individual sound, and to this he remained true, even when he vastly extended the possibilities of his style after World War II. He was alone, too, among major 20th-century composers in his joyously held Catholic faith, which again was unswerving, however much he came to value non-European cultures, especially Indian and Japanese. As a teacher he instructed many of the most prominent composers of the next two generations..." & & "... Turangalîla [a ten-movement symphony, 1946-1948] – his biggest work so far, scored for a large orchestra with abundant percussion and solo piano (again a Loriod part) and ondes martenot—was commissioned for the Boston SO by Koussevitzky, who, being ill, had to yield the first performance to Bernstein. Despite the difficulties in presenting a work on such a scale, Turangalîla was soon being widely played and making Messiaen known to a large international audience. Reactions to it were divided. Its rapturous love music, exultant dances, scintillating colouring and extraordinary images appealed to many; others were appalled by what they considered its vulgarity..." Paul Griffiths in Grove online

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        Atlas der Krystallformen (complete set): A Facsimile Reprint in Nine Volumes by the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, a member of the Rochester Academy of Science

      Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, 1986. Limited Edition to 300 copies.. Oversized Paperback.. Very good condition.. Previous owner's name., Missing Supplent Copy

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        A Life in Movies : An Autobiography

      London: Heinemann, 1986.. First Edition First Printing. Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 9 ½ x 6½ Inches 043459945x Inscribed By Author Hardcover Very informative autobiography of this British film director, 705 pages in very bright clean condition, INSCRIBED by MICHAEL POWELL on the title page in the usual unsteady hand from this time of his life, inscribed Michael Powell for Sara June 1987. Dustwrapper is also very bright and clean,HEAVY BOOK 1.5 Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. a very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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        The Metis in the Canadian West [2 Volumes]

      University of Alberta, Edmonton - [0-88864-098-6] 1986, 1st Canadian. (Hardcover) Near fine in near fine dust jacket. xxi,631;[xi],729pp. 2 Volumes Octavo. Plates and illustrations from drawings (including maps). Original grey cloth, with grey endpapers. Original decorative dust wrappers. The very scarce English Translation of the Giraud classic Metis History. Both volumes warmly inscribed by the translator and signed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Eternal Body: A Collection of Fifty Nudes (Signed First Edition)

      Carmel, CA: Photography West Graphics, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. A beautifully printed collection of some of Bernhard's most iconic black and white nudes. Essay by Margaretta Mitchell. A fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket with a tiny tear to the base of the rear panel and with a miniscule bit of wear but with none of the usual fading to the spine. Signed by Bernhard on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      San Francisco and Berkeley: Pacific Editions and the Arif Press, 1986. October 1986. FINE in clamshell box. No. 62 of hand-numbered 165-copy Limited Edition. Signed by both author Lewis Thomas and artist Joseph Goldyne on limitation page. Thomas also inscribed the half-title page "To Fred Seitz with best wishes, Lewis Thomas." (Dr. Frederick Seitz, distinguished physicist and president of Rockefeller University.) Complete with five etchings: four color etchings by Joseph Goldyne, and signed by Goldyne in pencil. A fifth etching - also signed by Goldyne - representing the Quartet - is laid into a paper folder. Four essays by Lewis Thomas. Designed and letterpress-printed by Wesley B.Tanner, who hand set the text. Binding and text papers by Twinrocker Papermill. Hand-binding by Klaus-Ulrich S. Rotzsher, San Francisco. Etchings proofed by Kay Bradner at Katherine Lincoln Press; edition printing on the etching presses of Robert Townsend, Inc. of Georgetown, MA. Book is bound in leather spine with gray flecked Twinrocker paper over boards, ruled decoration on both boards matching color of leather. Enclosed in clamshell box of dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on front panel, printed paper label on spine. Original Prospectus pamphlet laid in. Two light, very small spots on lower portion of title page, one small light rub to front book cover and a few faint rub marks to clamshell, all else FINE.. Signed by Author and Illustrator. Numbered Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Clamshell Box. Illus. by Goldyne, Joseph (etchings). 4to.

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        Something About a Soldier (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1986. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To Richard / I hope you enjoy this / Sincerely / Charles Willeford." Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. The second part (but published first) of Willeford's autobiography, chronicling his years as a soldier and a bit beyond. Extremely uncommon to find signed. [Herron, Item 20].

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        Marbling at the Heyeck Press

      Woodside, California: Heyeck Press, 1986 One of 150 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Quarter gray crushed morocco over gray and cream marbled board, gilt gray morocco spine label. Large octavo. With twenty-eight mounted marbled paper samples. A fine copy in publisher's slipcase. Robin Heyeck has been a letterpress printer in the Bay Area for over thirty years, specializing in contemporary poetry. She has published books by Adrienne Rich, Frances Mayes, William Dickey, Bernard Gershenson, and many others. She has also produced three books on paer marbling, of which this was the first. We have always admired her work.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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      (Easthampton, MA): (Cheloniidae Press), (1986). First Edition. hardcover. Fine in clamshell box. Beautiful production. Alan James Robinson. Oblong folio (14" x 9-1/2") beautifully bound by Gray Parrot in river-blue morocco with a large embossed trout on the cover with color onlays of its dorsal fin breaking the surface and a fly above the surface. Housed in a custom matching morocco-backed cloth clamshell box. Text by Stephen Bodio; calligraphy by Suzanne Moore. Illustrated with etchings printed and hand watercolored by Alan James Robinson. Copy #VII of 15 copies (of a total edition of only 50) printed by Harold Patrick McGrath and SIGNED by Robinson. The edition of 15 has an extra portfolio containing a suite of the 14 etchings, each watercolored, SIGNED, and numbered by Robinson, plus an ORIGINAL SIGNED DRAWING by Robinson.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      The Jargon Society Highlands, NC: The Jargon Society, 1986. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. Large 8vo. Spiral bound. Fine condition. INSCRIBED by Mickler in year of publication ("To Dean / Ernest Matthew Mickler / 3.7.86." Additionally SIGNED publisher Jonathan Williams. Laid in is a two-page obituary for Mickler by Williams signed by him ("JW for SDW"). Top-stapled and folded once, else fine. One of the more unusual titles in Jargon's run and it's only best-seller. Issued as Jargon 101. [Jaffe B52]. With an introduction by the publisher and inscribed to his life-long friend, Stanley Dean Willis. Willis attended St. Albans High School with Williams and was his best friend there. The obituary here included was eventually published in Williams' book BLACKBIRD DUST. A cookbook often seen as satirical, it is in fact a geniunely appreciative work of culinary americana. A warm and intimate association for one of Jargon's best-known titles.

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        Apology For Bad Dreams

      San Francisco: James Linden, 1986. Hardcover. Orig. preliminaries and plates loose issued. Fine in fine blue clamshell box with front cover paper label./No Dust Jacket. Folio, 36 x 36 cm. Limited edition, copy 38 of 50 with four photographs titled and signed by Michael Mundy, taken during a trip along the Big Sur River. All negatives were made using roll film. The prints are enlargements made on Ilford Galerie paper, tone in selenium. Each print mounted on Light Impressions Westminster, a four ply archival board, using the drymount technique. List of Subscribers. Designed and printed by Peter Rutledge Koch in Janson and Van Dijck types on Arches paper. Box made by Klaus-Ullrich Roetzscher. As new copy with publisher announcement and reservation request laid-in.

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      Yokohama, Japan: Sokyu-Sha Kanagawa-Ken, 1986. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/As New Dust Jacket.. Yokohama, Japan: Sokyu-Sha Kanagawa-Ken, 1986. Hardcover. As New/As New. First Edition/First Printing. 132 pages. Artist Book. One of the greatest art photography books of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the 1998 American Edition (entitled "Solitude of Ravens") and the 2008 Japanese Reissued Edition. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now very rare. An austerely elegant production by Michitaka Ota and Kazuyuki Goto: Oversize-volume format. Black raw silk cloth boards with recessed impression of the very first raven image on both the cover and back with titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Masahisa Fukase. Afterword by Akira Hasegawa in the Japanese original and felicitous English translation. Brown hard board slipcase with black titles printed on white stock paper. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper by Toppan Printing Company Tokyo to absolutely the highest standards. In publisher&#39;s original plastic wrappers. In translucent glassine DJ, as issued. The latter is found either in damaged condition or missing altogether in most extant copies of the book. Presents, in a perfect Artist Book rendition, Masahisa Fukase&#39;s "Karasu". Some of the most lyrically beautiful images that exist in photography (or any other medium), they were taken as a form of self-therapy by Fukase, a devastated man turning to art&#39;s healing power. In the wake of his marriage&#39;s collapse, the suicidal Fukase chanced upon a picture of a flock of ravens. It captured in one vivid image his depressive state and crystallized his otherwise unbearable feelings about loneliness, suicide, and death. Fukase began to photograph ravens in snow and at night in Hokkaido. The sequence renders their black silhouettes like brushstrokes in classic Japanese "sumi-e" calligraphy. The project was to occupy Fukase for a full decade (1975-1985). His achievement has never been surpassed, not even by the artist/photographer himself (who was by then paralyzed but lived for another twenty-seven years, dying on June 9, 2012) : "Karasu" exemplifies Japanese aesthetics and her artistic tradition, the greatest in Asia, in all its delicacy, nuance, and power. An absolute "must-have" title for Masahisa Fukase collectors. <b><i> This title is a modern art photography classic. This is one of very few copies of First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online, is still in the publisher&#39;s original plastic wrappers, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. When they do turn up, copies usually have flaws, particularly the delicate glassine DJ, which is either creased, worn, and torn or missing altogether. This is it: The ultimate auction house, museum, and private collector&#39;s copy. A very rare copy thus. </b></i> 62 plates. Selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook", "Karasu" was also chosen as the greatest photography book of the last 25 years by The British Journal of Photography panel of photographers, artists, and writer/critics in 2010. One of the greatest artist/photographers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. .

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      Leicester: Rampant Lions Press, 1986. - 11 x 14. 29 pages. With 4 hand-printed color illustration from copperplates worked by etching and aquatint; each folds out to the equivalent of three pages with image sizes of about 9 x 28. Tissue guards present. Morocco spine and blue silk boards gilt with a design of waves and mountains. Fine, with the mylar jacket & decorated board slipcase. One of 95 numbered copies signed by the author/artist. Printed at the Rampant Lions Press on handmade paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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        A Leaf History of British Printing From 1610 to 1774

      Oxford: Plough Press, 1986. Folio. (6)pp., followed by ten annotated folders containing type and paper specimens. One of 110 copies. Intended to demonstrate some of the most important characteristics of nearly two hundred years of printing in England and Scotland. Leaves include The Optick Glasse of Humors by T. Walkington (1664), G. P. Bolzani&#39;s Hieroglyphica, with a woodcut illustration (early 17th Century), an engraved plate from a Bible (c. 18th Century), and Quintilian&#39;s De Insitutione Oratoria (1663) with two type slugs. In addition to highlighting the improvements in English commercial printing&#39;s inkwork and presswork, the text also addresses the shift from the woodcut to the more advanced copper engraving technique and the art of papermaking. Unbound, as issued, and housed in a tan linen clamshell box with gilt-stamped green leather spine label. Very fine. Publication announcement laid in.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Tragedie of King Lear

      Bangor: Theodore Press, 1986. Quarto. (138)pp. One of 160 copies signed by the illustrator, Claire Van Vliet. This edition uses the text of the 1623 First Folio, which is accompanied by Van Vliet&#39;s expressive black and white woodcut illustrations, some of them full page. A very fine copy in stab-bound quarter leather and birch-covered boards, which have been decorated by the illustrator. Housed in a black cloth chemise and gray cloth slipcase with a paper label on the spine. Prospectus laid in.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Beyond Caring

      London: Grey Editions, 1986. Fine but for Prev. owner name in felt pen ( on ffep. ), minor bumping and slightest traces of edgewear to cover.. First Printing of the First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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      Yobisha, Tokyo 1986 - np, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in English and Japanese. Designed by Shinro Ohtake. The noted Japanese book artist's first publication, this is a really sweet little document of his travels during the year 1980. It is filled with clippings, saved detritus, and drawings - all collaged together. A pristine copy (acquired directly from Shinro Ohtake) with the caption booklet and printed enclosures laid in, housed in the publisher's printed decorative cardboard box, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        London / Honcon 1980

      Tokyo: Yobisha 1986 - First Edition. Octavo. Pamphlet in Japanese laid in. The second book by Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake, consisting of pencil drawings, paintings, collages, photographs, reproductions of newspaper ads and other cultural detritus culled from Ohtake's 1980 trip to London and Hong Kong. Little-known in the West, Ohtake is at the vanguard of contemporary Japanese art. Fine in printed wrappers with French flaps, laid into an illustrated publisher's slipcase, lightly edge and shelf worn, else near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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