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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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        Peckham's Marbles

      Putnam New York: Putnam. (1986). Photocopied long galleys rubberstamped "Author's Galleys" and hand-corrected by De Vries. Folio. Fine in cloth chemise and clamshell case with leather spine label. Many small autograph corrections by De Vries, in most cases of grammar or usage but in several instances whole sentences are added or changed. Additionally, De Vries has responded to queries from his editor in a couple of places. Unique. .

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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 'A/2' in pencil by Robinson; Chemise: an additional suite of the 26 wood-engraved plates, each signed and numbered 'A/2' 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… 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 'folders', containing a paste-up, original artwork, and a set of watercolour drawings, all relating to the production of 'A Fowl Alphabet', together with an explanatory 3pp. TLS from Robinson. [Easthampton and elsewhere: circa 1986]. The three 'folders' 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 'A Fowl Alphabet'. [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 'Y' and 'Z' 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' with the manuscript calligraphy added. [Easthampton and elsewhere:] "1986". 27 leaves (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches): typeset title with the word 'fowl' added in a calligraphic hand; 26 leaves of thick 'papier d'arches' each with an original pencil drawing of a bird'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'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'. [Easthampton?: no date]. 26 leaves of 'd'arches' 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' twelfth book, and one of Alan James Robinson'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 'Animate Creation,' 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 … Two hundred and thirty-one books were printed by Harold P. McGarth at Cheloniidae Press … during the Fall of 1986. The type was set by Mackenzie-Harris with some handset by Arthur Larson … 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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        QUARTET ESSAYS BY ... ETCHINGS BY JOSEPH GOLDYNE

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

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        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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        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's Lives

      (n.p.): (Rock Foundation). (1986). The deluxe edition of Matthiessen'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'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'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'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'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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        C Is For Corpse

      New York: Henry Holt & Company. F/F. 1986. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 10, 20, 22. 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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        Catalogue Raisonne des Figurines et Reliefs en Terre-Cuite Grecs Etrusques et Romains (11 volumes)

      Editions des Musees Nationaux Paris: Editions des Musees Nationaux, 1954, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1986, 1992. First edition. Softcover. vg. 8vo. 4 parts in 11 books (complete). xii,184,108pp. xxvi,256,276pp. viii,410,436pp. xvi,160,165,xvi,162,106pp. Tan and gray wrappers with black lettering to cover and spine. Minor staining and discoloration to some wrappers. Slight creasing to wrapper on vol.I. This catalogue raisonne lists (with illustrations in vol. 2 for each part) the terra-cotta sculptures of various ancient cultures from the collection in the Musee National Du Louvre in Paris. Part.I (2 vols): Epoques Prehellenique, Geometrique, Archaique Et Classique. Part II (2 vols): Myrina. Part III (3 vols): Epoques Hellenistique Et Romaine Grece Et Asie Mineure. Part IV -1 (vols): Epoques Hellenistique Et Romaine Italie Meridionale - Sicile - Sardaigne. Part IV-2 (2 vols): Epoques Hellenistique Et Romaine Cyrenaique, Egypte Ptolemaique Et Romaine, Afrique Du Nord Et Proche-Orient. Illustrated, b/w plates. Text in French. In very good condition. Hard to find as a complete set.

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        Empire of the Sun [screenplay]

      Amblin Entertainment, September 12,, 1986. Revised Third Draft. Screenplay by Tom Stoppard. Based Upon the Novel by J. G. Ballard. Typescript. Original white wrappers printed in black. In a red quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Inscription to upper wrapper stating "Revised end replaced by script dated 2/2/87". Highlighting and "Empire 0067" ink stamps throughout. One binding stud missing, wrappers lightly rubbed. Revised third draft screenplay.

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        The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance (Original Manuscript with author's corrections)

      New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. Final corrected manuscript for Stuart Kaminsky's novel, "The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance," ultimately published in book form by St. Martin's Press in 1986. Included is a typed letter signed by Pam Hoenig, assistant editor at St. Martin's Press, on the publisher's stationery, dated January 27, 1986, addressed to Kaminsky and confirming that the manuscript is enclosed for addition to what she describes as his "vast archive."& & Mechanically reproduced typescript, with profuse holograph corrections by the author in blue ink throughout, and proofreader's corrections in red pencil. Other kinds of corrections, such as whited-out text with ribbon copy typeovers, are present as well. & & 251 pages. Very Good overall, with some curl and light wear at the corners.

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        Malerische Reise in Brasilien. Faksimile der Ausgabe Paris, Engelmann, 1835: Stuttgart, Daco-Verlag Bläse, 1986. 1 w. Bl., 2 Bll., 50, 38, 56, 32 S., 8 Bll. Mit 100 farb. faks. Tafeln. Folio. OHldr. mit goldgepr. RTitel. und Goldschnitt.

      Eines von 950 Exemplaren.- Johann Moritz Rugendas (Augsburg 1802 - 1858 Weilheim an der Teck) war ein Abkömmling der bedeutenden Künstlerfamilie Rugendas. Er bereiste über mehrere Jahre Südamerika, zuerst mit dem russischen Staatsrat und preußischen Generalkonsul Georg Heinirich von Langsdorff. Angeregt von Alexander von Humboldt war es Rugendas Ziel, neben der exotischen Natur Südamerikas auch die Menschen und deren Sitten darzustellen. Es blieb seine einzige Publikation.

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        (Hamburg 1929 - 1925). Annettchen - seine Bäume. Radierung von 1986. Signiert, datiert '22.8.86', numeriert und bezeichnet. 59 x 49,5 cm.

      Radierzyklen 44/23.- Probedruck, unterhalb bezeichnet 'p-'.- Schwarz auf leicht getöntem Papier.- Blatt aus der Folge 'Laokoon - die Bäume der Annette'.

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        A COLLECTION OF SIXTY-FIVE EXHIBITION BROCHURES FROM THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM DEPARTMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHY

      Naef, Weston J., Gordon Baldwin, Virginia Dodier, Thomas Weston Fels, Mikka Gee, Michael Hargraves, Eugenia Parry Janis, Judith Keller, Ben Lifson, Katherine Ware, Brett Abbott, Anne LaCoste & Virginia Heckert . A COLLECTION OF SIXTY-FIVE EXHIBITION BROCHURES FROM THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM DEPARTMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHY. Malibu & Los Angeles, CA. 1986-2008.: The J. Paul Getty Museum, First Editions. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Exhibition Brochures. Very Good - or Better This is a collection of sixty-five brochures issued by the J. Paul Getty Museum to accompany the shows curated by the Department of Photographs. These are beautifully printed (typically duotone on coated, heavy stock), never available for sale, and most represent the only published documentation for its exhibition. The format of this series is for the most part one continuous sheet printed recto and verso, folded neatly in fourths to make 8pp - typically with five illustrations. The monographic publications are on Eugene Atget, Brassai, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Julia Margaret Cameron (2 different), Edgar Degas, William Eggleston, P.H. Emerson, Walker Evans (2 different), Roger Fenton (2 different), Lady Clementina Hawarden, Hill and Adamson, Graciela Iturbide, Andre Kertesz, Dorothea Lange, Gustave Le Gray, Lisette Model, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Eliot Porter, Man Ray, Alexander Rodchenko, August Sander (3 different), Camille Silvy, Frederick Sommer (2 different), Alfred Stieglitz (2 different), Paul Strand, Edmund Teske (2 different), Doris Ulmann, Carleton Watkins, Weegee, and Edward Weston (2 different). The survey exhibitions are "After the Manner of Women: Photographs by Kasebier, Cunningham, and Ullman", "Antiquity and Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites", "Dance in Photography", "Eternal Cities: Photgraphs of Athens and Rome", "Experimental Photography: Discovery & Invention", "Experimental Photography: The First Golden Age 1851 - 1889", "Experimental Photography: The Machine Age", "Experimental Photography: The New Subjectivity", "Experimental Photography: The Painter-Photographer", "Fame and Photography", "The Flowering of Early French Photography", "Grave Testimony: Photographs of the Civil War", "The Heart of the Storm: Northern California Pictorialism", "...Images that yet / Fresh images beget... Photographing Art", "Little Pictures", "Nadar + Warhol: Paris + New York", "Neither Speech Nor Language: Photography and the Written Word", "Palette of Light: Handcrafted Photographs, 1898-1914", "Photographers of Genius at the Getty", "Procession to the Fallen Gods: Photography in Nineteenth Century Egypt", "Public Faces / Private Spaces: Mary Ellen Mark, Bill Owens, Anthony Hernandez, and Donald Blumberg", "Rare States and Unusual Subjects: Photographs by Paul Strand, Andre Kertesz, and Man Ray", "Recent Acquisitions: Eugene Atget - Brett Weston - William Garnett - Milton Rogovin", "The Eye of Sam Wagstaff", "Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection", and "Women on the Edge: Twenty Photographers in Europe, 1919-1939". A most handsome set of these ephemeral items - all (with the exception of the Lisette Model and Edmund Teske) in at least Very Good minus condition, with most being Fine. 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. Inventory Number: 005262&

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        LEFT OUT IN THE RAIN: NEW POEMS 1947-1985

      San Francisco: North Point Press, 1986,. 1st edition, full green cloth, with illustrated dust jacket. The author's own copy, with annotations in his hand, beautifully inscribed to fellow poet and colleague, Celeste Wright, at U.C. Davis where both were professors for many years. Snyder's annotations include his signature "Gary Snyder copy" and his address, phone number, and various page markings in red ink. Snyder has additionally corrected two errors to the text in pencil, and recorded these errors on the colophon page. Overall the book and dust jacket show very minimal wear. A remarkable association and true 'Presentation Copy' of the author's own copy.

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        Annie, Gwen, Lilly, Pam and Tulip

      NY: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. black cloth, front cover inset illustrated in gilt. Fine in fine green and black slipcase./No Dust Jacket. Fischl, Eric. Large folio, 51.5 x 38.5 cm. Limited edition one of 145 copies, signed by Jamaica Kincaid and Eric Fischl, author and artist respectively with nine original full-page color lithographs by Fischl, text hand-set in Monotype Gill Sans on Rives BFK paper. Lithographs printed at the Palisades Press. Fourth in the "Artists and Writers" series. AMERICAN LIVRE de PIENTRE 16.

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        Je Suis Le Cahier The Sketchbooks of Picasso

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

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        LEFT OUT IN THE RAIN: NEW POEMS 1947-1985

      San Francisco: North Point Press 1986 San Francisco: North Point Press, 1986,. 1st edition, full green cloth, with illustrated dust jacket. The author's own copy, with annotations in his hand, beautifully inscribed to fellow poet and colleague, Celeste Wright, at U.C. Davis where both were professors for many years. Snyder's annotations include his signature "Gary Snyder copy" and his address, phone number, and various page markings in red ink. Snyder has additionally corrected two errors to the text in pencil, and recorded these errors on the colophon page. Overall the book and dust jacket show very minimal wear. A remarkable association and true 'Presentation Copy' of the author's own copy.

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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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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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        The Works of Charles Darwin. Edited by Paul H. Barrett & R,B. Freeman. Complete set in twenty-nine [29] volumes. [The Pickering Masters series]

      London: William Pickering, Pickering & Chatto Limited, 1986 - 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No dustwrapper, as issued.. Complete set in twenty-nine volumes. London: William Pickering, Pickering & Chatto Limited, 1986-1989. All volumes first impression. Original illustrations reproduced, some in colour. Consolidated Index to the twenty-ninth and final volume. Original dark green cloth, black lettering-piece, gilt lettering and decoration. No dustwrappers, as issued. A near fine, bright set: crisp, clean and unused. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight 29 volume set, therefore additional postage will be charged. To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        GIGI CERCA IL SUO BERRETTO.

      In-4 (mm. 320x240), cartoncino edit. figur. a colori, sguardie pure figurate che rimandano all'illustrazione interna, 8 pp. (con cartoncini sovrapposti ad ante mobili). ?Dove mai l?avrà cacciato? Nell'armadio, dietro la poltrona, nella ghiacciaia, nella cesta della biancheria? Ma no.. sulla sua testa!? Volume n. 7 della celebre collana di libri animati, ideati, disegnati e realizzati da Munari nel suo periodo dedicato alla sperimentazione didattica. Le pagine che compongono i libri sono tutte illustrate a colori, sagomate, sovente di dimensioni via via più piccole mentre procede la storia, che è sempre accompagnata da un essenziale testo. Cfr. Maffei, Munari I Libri, p. 73. - Bruno Munari,Electa, 1986, p. 21. Copertina con aloni, ingialliture e picc. restauri, ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        The Seventy-Four Gun Ship: A Practical treatise on the art of naval architecture. (4 Volumes) Vol 1: Hull Construction; Vol II: Fitting out the Hull; Vol III. Masts, Sails, Rigging; Vol IV: Manning, Shiphandling.

      Jean Boudriot 1986. English Edition, Revised and Corrected. Four volumes, 4to., bound in blue cloth, with dust jackets, all illus throughout with b/w line drawings and diagrams, some foldout, Vol IV has colour plates of uniforms. All VG/VG. (SHELF 6) PLEASE NOTE: HEAVY Set [9kG+] = SPECIAL UK RATE of £5.00 FOR THIS SET SENT VIA UPS, TRACKED. [We WILL REQUIRE EXTRA CHARGES FOR POSTAGE OUTSIDE THE UK].** To see a scan of this set please visit our Home page **

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        Original Signed & Inscribed Warren Brandt Still-Life Watercolor on Paper

      Paris and London, 1986. Original watercolor approx. 4 1/4" width x 6" height of this Warren Brandt still life subject; inscribed at the bottom left in pencil "For Gloria Merry Christmas 1988 (and beneath that) Warren Brandt Paris 1988"; inscription is to Gloria Jones, wife of the American author James (From Here to Eternity) Jones; colors bright and vivid; had been tape-mounted in the past, now re-tipped on at top edge archivally; in it's original mount, a hand-painted matte board cover, probably also done by Brandt, since the back of the board is additionally inscribed "For Gloria Christmas 1988" in the artist's hand; the matte is worn, naive-looking- the artwork itself is in very good condition a nice, intimate small piece. Warren Brandt (1918-2002) American painter, teacher, author, studied with Philip Guston and Max Beckmann, active in Provincetown Massachusetts, widely exhibited, at Metropolitan Musem of Art watercolor exhib., Sachs Gallery, more. (Who Was Who in American Art). Signed by Illustrator. Very Good.

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        ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING

      1986. CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING. Offered here are 2 finished watercolors used as the title page and frontispiece illustrations of Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986, reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.' The pieces are drawn on a single piece of artist board that can be separated and framed individually. The frontis measures 7" wide x 9" high, signed. Admiral Frog in a tri-cornered hat and with a walking stick is striding down the gang plank of an old boat while his wife and two little froggie children look on. A frog ship's mate stands in the lookout. The piece on the right has a very beautiful coah that will be be pulled by 3 caterpillars that are currently housed in their stall. (In the book itself, the printed information was inserted above the coach which is just blue sky in the piece itself). Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers many books.

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        Along the Santa Fe Trail

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

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        Original b&w photo by Lütfi Özkök.

      Mexico City, 1986. 24x18 cm. Contemporary print. Fine. With Özkök's stamp on verso. The photo was taken in Aridjis home in Mexico City

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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 'A/2' in pencil by Robinson; Chemise: an additional suite of the 26 wood-engraved plates, each signed and numbered 'A/2' 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… 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 'folders', containing a paste-up, original artwork, and a set of watercolour drawings, all relating to the production of 'A Fowl Alphabet', together with an explanatory 3pp. TLS from Robinson. [Easthampton and elsewhere: circa 1986]. The three 'folders' 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 'A Fowl Alphabet'. [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 'Y' and 'Z' 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' with the manuscript calligraphy added. [Easthampton and elsewhere:] "1986". 27 leaves (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches): typeset title with the word 'fowl' added in a calligraphic hand; 26 leaves of thick 'papier d'arches' each with an original pencil drawing of a bird'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'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'. [Easthampton?: no date]. 26 leaves of 'd'arches' 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' twelfth book, and one of Alan James Robinson'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 'Animate Creation,' 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 … Two hundred and thirty-one books were printed by Harold P. McGarth at Cheloniidae Press … during the Fall of 1986. The type was set by Mackenzie-Harris with some handset by Arthur Larson … This book was designed by Alan James Robinson, Arthur Larson, and Suzanne Moore."

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

      Edition Kaldewey 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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        AURORA AUSTRALIS

      Norfolk: Bluntisham Books, Paradigm Press,1986.. Limited Edition: Number 34 of 58, [58 copies of the original were known to exist at the time]; 194pp, 11 plates, Introductory 24 page pamphlet, by John Millard, with a preface by Lord Shackleton. Contains the title leaf "A Giant Tick Was Investigating the Carcass" Quarter calf plywood boards with beveled edges, (imitation of the original packing-case binding), edges uncut, blue cloth clam shell box, tan sides, brown paper interior, red morroco title label lettered in gilt. "This fine Bluntisham facismile of Spence 1095, correct in every detail and issued in an edition of 58 copies........" Taurus 60. Fine/Fine.

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        Manuscript in Swedish for the novel Bernard Foys tredje rockad (English title: Bernard Foy's Third Castling).

      One folder called "Foy 1", comprising the first of the three chapters of the novel, in duplicated typescript with many small changes, and the device "Veritas omnia vincit" on the title, which was not used in the printed version. A second folder of 30 leaves with sketches for the structure of the novel in both handwriting and typescript, where different authors and titles of works are mentioned. This folder comes with a sketch for the cover, onto which a photo of a zeppelin has been mounted. A third folder comprising the whole novel, but lacking half of the first chapter. The text in this folder consists of both duplicated typescripts and print-outs, where sections have been crossed out, sentences on paper strips have been mounted onto the text leaves, and manual changes and additions have been made. The novel was first published in 1986. The last folder is dated "Austin, Texas, 1983-85", the others are not dated. The Swedish author Lars Gustafsson (1936-) served as professor of philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin, from 1983 to 2006, and it seems that he started using a computer when coming there. Another version of the manuscript for this novel is included in the holdings of Uppsala University Library. A comparison between the two versions shows that the version offered here belongs to an earlier state of the novel's emergence

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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's Hieroglyphica, with a woodcut illustration (early 17th Century), an engraved plate from a Bible (c. 18th Century), and Quintilian's De Insitutione Oratoria (1663) with two type slugs. In addition to highlighting the improvements in English commercial printing'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.

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