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      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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB ]
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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

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB ]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Polar Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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        Per Kirkeby. Werkverzeichnis der Radierungen 1977-1983. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Silkeborg Kunstmuseum.

      419 S. Mit 435 Abbildungen. Originalbroschur mit einem Schutzumschlag in Prägedruck, gestaltet von Per Kirkeby. In Schuber. Nr. 24/25 von Per Kirkeby handschriftlich numerierten und signierten Exemplaren der Ausgabe B mit einer Originalkaltnadelradierung. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

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

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

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance (Original Manuscript with author's corrections)

      St. Martin's Press 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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        The Stone Beloved. Six Poems from Dante Alighieri. Translated by Harry Duncan. Lithographs by Peter Nickel.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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