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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'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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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' book, photographically illustrated, by the brother of rock star Kate Bush, John Carder Bush, documenting his sister's childhood in England. With numerous black and white photographs, Bush'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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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'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).

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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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        The Story of a Ship-Wrecked Sailor

      New York, Alfred A. Knopf,, 1986. Translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan. Octavo. Original dark blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dusjtacket. A superb copy. First Edition, First Printing. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription "Par Al McKinney del amigo, Gabriel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La aventura de Miguel Littín clandestino en Chile

      Bogotá: Oveja Negra Editorial, 1986 First edition. Signed and inscribed by Marquez to the title page, translation: "Where no one /can decide for others, /Gabriel." About near fine, lacking front endpaper, else a fine copy in an about fine jacket. Seldom found signed by author.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      (GOLDIN, NAN). Goldin, Nan. Marvin Heiferman, Mark Holborn & Suzanne Fletcher, Editors. NAN GOLDIN: THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 1986. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Near Fine. 144pp, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Keith Davis. "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" is Nan Goldin&#39;s powerful first book of self-portraits and gritty images of friends living "la vie Boheme" in Boston, New York and Berlin. A most handsome copy of the 1986 Aperture first edition (cited on page 39 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger&#39;s "The Photobook: A History Volume II", pages 332-333 of The Hasselblad Center&#39;s "The Open Book", and pages 252-253 of "The Book of 101 Books") bearing the SIGNED PRESENTATION "To Mike + Tony, Good luck in the struggle between autonomy + dependency, X, Nan Goldin" in a neatly price-clipped dust jacket. 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. 0-89381-236-6 Inventory Number: 021047&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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      New York City, NY: Aperture Foundation, 1986. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. New York City, NY: Aperture Foundation, 1986. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 144 pages. ISBN 0893812366.

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        The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

      New York: Aperture,, 1986. Edited with Marvin Heiferman, Hark Holborn, and Suzanne Fletcher. Oblong quarto. Original dark blue cloth-backed boards, blue paper to sides, titles gilt to spine and blind to upper board. With the photographic dust jacket. 120 colour photographs in the text. Some shelfwear to lower edge of boards. An excellent copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Nan Goldin&#39;s first book, and a landmark work in the field of raw sociological reportage.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Aperture Foundation.New York.,1986. FIRST EDITION.4to.Fine copy in dustwrapper.Lovely copy of the book form of Goldin's multi media work.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Sir William Russell Flint, 1880-1969 : A Comparative Review of the Artists Signed Limited Edition Prints

      England: Sir William Russell Flint Galleries. Fine+. 1986. Deluxe Edition. Hard Cover. 0951154818 . Very Fine condition folio in full leather with raised bands and decorative gilt stamping in an equally Fine slipcase. Numbered 101 of Five-Hundred De Luxe Edition Copies. All edges gilt with marbled endpapers. Catalog Raisonne; Folio .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Going Solo

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1986. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine gilt, photographic endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated in black and white. Very slight fading along board edges, an excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket. First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        You&#39;re Only Old Once

      New York: Random House, , 1986. Tall quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in bright blue morocco, titles to spine blocked in silver foil, pictorial onlay to front board copied from the original, twin rule to turn-ins in silver, purple endpapers, with the original endpapers bound in, gilt edges. Illustrated by the author in colour throughout. The recipient&#39;s address label pasted to the top of the front free endpaper, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first printing. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the verso of the original front free endpaper "With best wishes to Jack Macpherson! Dr. Seuss." The recipient&#39;s address label pasted to the top of the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Paris 1986 - 2 voll ril. in rela con sovr., cm 31x25, pp copmpless. 880., numerosiss. tavv. a colori e ill. b/n.

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        An archive of correspondence from the author

      N.p.: N.p., 1986. A collection of 4 autograph letters signed by Kenneth Millar (a.k.a. Ross Macdonald), quite strong in content, addressing a wide range of topics. Also included is a very humorous response to a "Celebrity Questionnaire." Ranging from 1955, the letters typically detailed, lengthy, and thoughtful.& & Among the topics addressed in the letters are: an effusive recommendation for fellow author Dennis Lynds (a.k.a. Michael Collins) for a Guggenheim fellowship, the deal for the 1973 film version of "The Drowning Pool" ("judged by the principals involved, it looks very promising"), his reading (a long discussion of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," "Tristram Shandy"), reactions to jacket artwork ("&#39;The Goodbye Look&#39; seems to me an improvement over that for &#39;The Instant Enemy&#39;"), his excitement over seeing praise from Elizabeth Bowen, Charles Portis, and even English poet Donald Davie (who called "The Galton Case" "a great novel"), a review of his work by Ray Bradbury in the Los Angeles Times, a hilarious Celebrity Yearbook Questionnaire ("Favorite Expression: &#39;Do not become alarmed&#39; / Greatest Hero: Freud").& & The cornerstone of the collection is a lengthy rumination by Millar on his own standing in the pantheon of crime fiction writers. He is rueful of the fact that the Collins Crime Club editions of his novels in England put across a more "traditional" crime fiction style that leads reviewers to comparisons with Hammett and Chandler. He puts forth the idea (one that is now very much accepted by historians) that his fiction is what American critic Samuel French Morse calls "almost...a new genre." He writes: "This view of me is making great headway in this country at last," and suggests that his British publisher consider publishing "an omnibus of three or four of my best books, suitably introduced, [which might] convey a new message."& & 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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      New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. Hardcover. Fine/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 310 pages. The author&#39;s seventh novel. One of Mario Vargas Llosa&#39;s finest achievements. Limited Slipcased Edition of 125 numbered and signed copies. One of only two Limited Editions published by FSG of Vargas Llosa&#39;s books thus far (the other is "The War of The End of The World") , the limitation is among the smallest there is, considering it is a major work by a major writer. The edition is now very rare. An austerely elegant production by Farrar, Straus & Giroux: Regular-sized volume format. Brown cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by Mario Vargas Llosa. Cream hard board slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Mario Vargas Llosa&#39;s astute psychological portrait of a modern revolutionary in the form of an account by a former friend to understand him. Through this prism, the novel examines the long, violent, and painful history of Latin-American politics. Mario Vargas Llosa is the writer/intellectual/philosopher par excellence among the Latin-American geniuses of the so-called Boom: He refuses to be categorized, labeled, and reduced by ideology, whether it is Fascist conservatism, political correctness, or Leftist academicism, what he has condemned as "authoritarianism of the Left and the Right". He considers himself an heir to the great European cultural tradition yet his work is firmly grounded in Latin America&#39;s (not just his native Peru&#39;s) history and mythology. His aesthetics and literary practice - Vargas Llosa has embraced and appropriated every literary genre - prompted Roberto Bolano, his greatest successor, to consider him an inescapable influence, among a handful of others, on contemporary Latin-American literature. That is to say, to be a Latin-American writer is to become a Classical master of language and a Modernist artist, writing in language of the highest quality and reinventing literary form and convention at the same time. Literary genres are inventions of a particular culture&#39;s idea of imagination and storytelling, "templates" that Vargas Llosa transforms into "poetic tales" (in Harold Bloom&#39;s brilliant phrase) . "He has helped evolve the art of the narration" (Nobel Prize Committee) . "Literature shouldn&#39;t be secluded, provincial, or regional. It should be universal even if it has deep roots in one place" (Mario Vargas Llosa) . A "must-have" edition for Mario Vargas Llosa collectors. <b><i> This copy is one of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen by Mario Vargas Llosa. This title is now highly collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Among "Boom" writers, Mario Vargas Llosa has been grossly under-valued for the longest time even though he rarely does public signings. The collectible value of his books will not only keep but keep going up. A very rare signed copy thus. </b></i> Winner of the Cervantes Prize, awarded to the greatest living writers in Spanish by the Spanish Government, in 1994. Winner of the Jerusalem Prize in 1995. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. One of the greatest living writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARIO VARGAS LLOSA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374247765.

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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        The Perpetual Orgy [Signed] [La Orgía perpetua]

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (light fading to spine extremities, as is common with this title), in a Fine dust jacket priced at $17.95 (modest age toning -- less than we frequently see with this title), SIGNED BY MARIO VARGAS LLOSA on the title page; Llosa&#39;s book about Gustave Flaubert and his masterpiece, "Madame Bovary". Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual&#39;s resistance, revolt, and defeat". Llosa&#39;s first nonfiction work to be translated to English, the book is quite uncommon when signed and especially so when both signed and it a condition as nice as is this copy. A Fine copy, SIGNED BY MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Principles of the Theory of Heat. Historically and Critically Elucidated (Vienna Circle Collection)

      Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht Holland 1986 - near fine cloth hardcover in near fine dj, ORIGINAL printing, out-of-print title, NOT "brand new" print-on-demand copy which is much inferior in quality (just like a xerox copy, plain generic cover without dustjacket, picture obscured!!!). DON'T WASTE TIME ON IMITATORS/SCAMMERS LISTING MULTIPLE COPIES WHILE THEY HAVE NONE! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Secret Knowledge Books]
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        The Perpetual Orgy [Signed] [La Orgía perpetua]

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (light fading to spine extremities, as is common with this title), in a Fine dust jacket priced at $17.95 (modest age toning -- less than we frequently see with this title), SIGNED BY MARIO VARGAS LLOSA on the title page; Llosa&#39;s book about Gustave Flaubert and his masterpiece, "Madame Bovary". Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual&#39;s resistance, revolt, and defeat". Llosa&#39;s first nonfiction work to be translated to English, the book is quite uncommon when signed and especially so when both signed and it a condition as nice as is this copy. A Fine copy, SIGNED BY MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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      Trihan Ludovic 1986 - Port folio, chemise demie toile à coins, rubants de fermeture, tirage limité à 550 exemplaires, le notre 1 des 500, 12 planches dont 6 en couleurs ; très bon état. Bourgeon F.,Loisel Régis,Rosinski,Makyo,Islaire,Vicomte

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        RECKLESS DISREGARD. WESTMORELAND V. CBS ET AL.; SHARON V. TIME Inscribed by William Westmoreland to William Bundy

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. About Fine in a price-clipped, Near Fine dustwrapper. INSCRIBED by General William Westmoreland to William Bundy and dated Xmas 1986: "To: Bill Bundy--/The truth at last!/I am grateful/for your support./Westy." Westmoreland, commander of U.S. military operations in Vietnam from 1964 - 1968, sued CBS for libel, arguing that a documentary it had broadcast entitled "The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception," defamed him because it asserted that he had led a conspiracy to manipulate intelligence on enemy troop sizes. Nearly three years after the suit's initiation, both parties agreed to dismiss the case. What could never be dismissed, however, was Westmoreland's aggressive role in the escalation of ground troops in Vietnam. William Bundy had a long, distinguished service in the government in the CIA and in the Defense Department. He was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs in March 1964. His brother McGeorge was Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to Kennedy and Johnson from 1961-1966. Both are considered primary architects of America's involvement in Vietnam. In THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST, David Halberstam stated that during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, William Bundy's name "would probably be on more pieces of paper dealing with Vietnam over a seven-year period than anyone else's." A fine association copy linking two important figures in America's Vietnam policy. Approximately 15 pages with Bundy's marginal markings.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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 &#39;Millenium Edition&#39;, 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&#39;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&#39;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.].

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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