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        Sefer Sodot Ha-Malachim (3 Volume Set)

      . Folios measure 17 1/4 by 12 inches. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine Condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Adventures In The Burning Bush

      Limited/Numbered. Adapted from Amos Tutuola's "The Palm Wine Drunkard." Printed by David Rathman at Vermillion Editions. Typographic design by Gerald Lange of the Bieler Press and Norman Fritzgerg of Hansestadt Letterfoundry. Rathman's linocuts printed on special handmade paper. 10 sheets laid into folding portfolio. One of 35 numbered sets signed by Rathman. Fine condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine. Signed by the artist

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Spillville

      First Edition. Text by Patricial Hampl. Two full page and twenty-two partial page engravings by Steven Sorman printed on loose sheets measuring 12 x 17 inches (41 leaves altogether) all laid into a blue cloth drop back folding box. Printed on gray Rives BFK paper at the Hansestadt Letterfoundry in St. Paul Minnesota by Norman Fritzberg, who also die-cut the individual colled pages. Engravings printed on cream-colored Kitikata paper and colled at Land Mark Editions in Minneapolis. One of 150 numbered copies signed by Hampl & Sorman. Fine condition. Book condition: Fine. Signed by author and artist

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        I Want to Take Picture.

      Unpaged [60 pp.]. Folio. Photo-pictorial paper-covered boards. First edition. Illus. with b/w photos and color images. Parr & Badger: 2, pp. 40-41. Roth 101: pp. 258-250. Shot on several trips to Southeast Asia during the 1980's, Burke's photos reveal much of the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge's effects on Cambodia. Color reproductions of various local objects and selections from Burke's diary enhance this very influential work. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Whale Rider (First Edition, inscribed)

      William Heinemann Auckland, New Zealand: William Heinemann, 1987. First New Zealand edition (and correct first). Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper, "Lisa, / Arohanui - this small / fable of whales and / whale riders! / Arohanui, / Witi Ihimaera." Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Basis for the notable 2002 New Zealand film directed by Niki Caro. Scarce, particularly in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Taschenzimmer 1968/87. Multiple.

      11x7,5 cm. Plasstikdose eines Kartenspiels mit bedruckter Karte mit der Abbildung eines Tisches, darauf mit Reissnagel montierte Bananenscheibe. Dobke Bücher + Editionen S. 16 und 25. - Vice Versand Nr. V, 33. - Nicht limitiertes Multiple. Eine der berühmten Schimmelarbeiten Roths, bei dem jedes Exemplar durch den veränderten Zersetzungsprozess einen unikaten Charakter erhält. Roth zeigt dabei "spielerisch seinen wichtigsten Werkgedanken jener Jahre vor, wonach ein Kunstwerk als prozesshaft, sich ständig verändert". (Dobke). - Neu.

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        Colour etc.

      33x26 cm. 34 p. + 1 feuille de frontispice Broché. Gette, Printed Matters 1.51. - 1/12 exemplaires de tête marqués F/L (a part de 4 ex. HC et 90 ex.) avec un frontispice-relief composé d'une culotte incluse dans un papier à la main et une suite en 3 vaiantes - rose, bleu et violet - de la culotte "Colour", le tout également marqué. Pour ces exemplaires il aété réalisé une couverture originale à partir d'une idée de Paul Arman Gette.

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        Kosta Theos: "Dogma i am God". Herausgegeben von André Kamber. 256 S. (Dazu). Le petit colosse de Symi. Heft 1-4, 1966-67. (Alles was erschienen):

      28x20 cm. Originalbroschuren. In Kassette, bezogen mit einem Hemd. 1/175 numerierten und signierten Exemplare der Vorzugsausgabe mit Stempelsignatur von Spoerri. "Diesen 175 Buchobjekten, von L. Hirsig in Auvernier eingebunden in von Daniel Spoerri getragene, von Ursi Luginbühl aus- und zugeschnitte Kleider, sind beigegeben: ein von André Thomkins und Bernhard Luginbühl 1972 gemeinsam gestochener, bisher nur in einer Erstauflage von 10 Expl. gedruckter Kupferstich, signiert und numeriert von Bernhard Luginbühl, gedruckt von R. Meyer in Pully-Lausanne, die originale Folge der 1966/67 von Daniel Spoerri herausgegebenen Zeitschrift 'Le petit colosse de Symi', The nothing else review, No. 1-4." - Erschien zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung '25 Objets de Magie à la Noix - Zimtzauberobjekte, angereichert mit 11 nicht konservierten Objekten und echt Zauberhaftem' von Daniel Spoerri im Kunstmuseum Solothurn. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Byen bag regnen. Fotografier fra København af Krass Clement ('The City Behind the Rain: Photographs from Copenhagen by Krass Clement').

      Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1987. Oblong8vo. Publisher's original illustrated wrappers. 153 pp. Illustrated throughout. More pictures available upon request. Only minimal wear to cover; an excellent, clean and fine copy.. Mainly famous for his book 'Drum' (1996) included in Parr & Badger, but the rest of Krass Clement's oeuvre is equally outstanding: 'The City Behind the Rain', Krass Clement's 4th book is a photo book masterpiece with black-and-white photographs from Copenhagen - one of his most sought after works. Beautifully designed book with charcoal grey and black wrappers matching the melancholic style of Krass Clement's photographs. This photo book was his breakthrough (in Denmark/Scandinavia) and by collectors and the artist himself considered the capital work. It is also one his most accessible books with very classic b/w photography influenced by both the nocturnal Brassaï & Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, though the Copenhagen seen through Krass Clement's Leica is his very own. First edition. More pictures available upon request

      [Bookseller: Kirkegaards Antikvariat]
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        Schrift 24. 9. 87. Leporello über 6 Falzungen (Unikat).

      Je Blatt 21 x 14 cm (ges. 112 cm lang), Deckel mit altem handgeschriebenem altem Dokument überzogen, Tadell. Werner Hartmann (1945 -1993), Maler, Grafiker, Skripturalist, 1965 an der Kunstakademie in Oslo, 1968 Eidgenöss. Kunststipendium, 1968 - 69 Besuch der Kunstakademie in Den Haag, zahlreiche Reisen, ab 1977 in Zürich, ab 1986 auf der Osterinsel. Diverse Ausstellungen, 1977 Kunsthaus Glarus, 1981 Beteiligung an der wichtigen Gruppenausstellung in New York «Word as image», 1990 Kunsthalle Winterthur etc. Hartmann beginnt in den 60igern m. grossformatigen tachistischen Ölmalereien. Aus den Farbflecken lösen sich allmählich hieroglyphenartige Schriftzeichen, zunächst noch lesbar, später immer mehr als Zeichen einer individuellen Bildsprache. Arbeitete oft mit alten Dokumenten oder Seiten aus Büchern, die er überarbeitet und so zu einem auratischen Objekt veränderte, in dem sich Vergangenheit und Gegenwart begegneten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Flämischer Kalender. Clm. 23638 Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München. Faksimile & Kommentarband. 2 Bde.. Clm. 23638 Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München. Faksimile & Kommentarband. (2 Bde.).

      Kl.8° (14,0 x 10,4 cm). Faks.: 30 Bl., zahlreiche Miniaturen. Kommentarbd.: 482 S., 46 Taf., Faks: Violetter Samt m. zwölf Rosetten, Ecken und Schließen aus echtem, massivem Sterling-Silber; Kommetarbd. Samt m Rückenschild., Tadell. Nr. 244 von 950 Exemplaren. Das Fragment eines Stundenbuches aus dem 16. Jahrhundert ist einer der schönsten Landschaftszyklen und ein Meilenstein flämischer Buchmalerei. Simon Bening revolutionierte in diesem Werk die Kalenderminiaturen, indem er ihnen je zwei Seiten einräumte und sie als eigenständige Szenen behandelte. Simon Benings Flämischer Kalender, der aus dem Kalenderteil eines Stundenbuches besteht und somit ein Fragment ist, stellt einen der schönsten Landschaftszyklen innerhalb eines Kalenders überhaupt dar. Er ist nicht nur ein Meilenstein flämischer Buchmalerei des 16. Jahrhunderts, sondern auch ein Höhepunkt in Benings künstlerischer Entwicklung als Landschaftsilluminator. Kalendarien sind Abschnitte am Beginn eines Andachtsbuchs, in denen die Feste des Kirchenjahres aufgeführt werden. Vielerlei Tätigkeiten sowie Tierkreiszeichen, die mit dem jeweiligen Monat in Verbindung stehen, charakterisieren traditionsgemäß die einzelnen Monate. Da die Monatsarbeitenmeist landwirtschaftliche Tätigkeiten wie die Bestellung von Acker und Feldin freier Natur stattfinden, spielten Landschaften und Ausschnitte davon eine besondere Rolle in der Kalenderdekoration während des gesamten Mittelalters. Im Spätmittelalter erleichterte zudem eine neue Auffassung von der Natur die Entwicklung der Landschaftsdarstellung in illuminierten Kalendern. Ein Kalender enthielt im allgemeinen elf Landschaftsminiaturen. Eine oder auch zwei waren zumeist der Darstellung eines Innenraumes vorbehalten. Bening revolutionierte die bildliche Darstellungsweise in Kalenderminiaturen. Er stellte die Kalenderdekoration auf die gleiche Stufe wie die detaillierten Programme der Andachtsbilder, die im Buch auf sie folgen. In illuminierten Stunden- und Gebetbüchern war oft ein kleiner Streifen unterhalb des Textes für Illustrationen benutzt worden. Bening dagegen war seit einem Jahrhundert der erste Künstler, der ganzseitige Kalenderminiaturen malte, und er war der erste, der sie als eigenständige Szenen behandelte, die ein möglichst genaues Abbild der Umwelt ergeben sollten. Kein anderer Künstler vor Pieter Breugel d.Ä. erkundete die Landschaft so systematisch wie Bening. Er malte verschiedene Landschaftstypen mit einer erstaunlichen topographischen Vielfalt; ebenso schilderte er die unterschiedlichsten Wetterlagen. Seine Landschaften sind poetisch: mit Empfindsamkeit beobachtet, präzis komponiert und voller Atmosphäre. Damit hat er einen wichtigen Beitrag zum erhöhten Ansehen der Landschaft in der flämischen Kunst geleistet. Diese poetische Kalenderfolge Benings offenbart Bild für Bild eine geschäftige und harmonisch geschlossene Gesellschaft. Einige Miniaturen zeigen die Tätigkeit oder die Vergnügungen des Monats neben gesellschaftlichen Ereignissen. In unserem Kalenderzyklus ist im Vergleich zu anderen Handschriften die Bedeutung der traditionellen Monatsarbeiten allerdings zurückgenommen. Nun wird den Vergnügungen der Oberschicht mehr Raum zugestanden. Diese Miniaturen weisen eine strukturelle Geschlossenheit, eine Subtilität der Farben und atmosphärischen Effekte auf, die in der flämischen Kunst jener Zeit selten waren. Auf dem Januar-Bild etwa werden ein Holzhacker in der freien Natur sowie Personen gezeigt, die sich in einem nahe gelegenen Innenraum an einem Feuer wärmen; beides Tätigkeiten, die den Winter symbolisieren. Im rückwärtigen Teil des Hauses und hinter dem Haus gehen andere Bauern ihrer Arbeit in dem verschneiten Dorf nach. Den Bildern der flämischen Landschaft werden auch andere Motive an die Seite gestellt, so etwa die Liebeswerbung. Solche »romantischen« Motive waren immer schon Bestandteil der flämischen Kalenderikonographie. Die älteren Kalender integrierten meistens eine oder zwei solcher Szenen in die Serie. Hier sind es sogar drei; gezeigt werden Liebespaare in einem Garten, ein Paar bei einer Bootsfahrt oder ein Ball in einem eleganten flämischen Haus. Für die Kalenderbilder insgesamt fand Simon Bening in Gestalt der zweiseitigen Miniaturen eine neue Form, um vor allem den Mittel- und Hintergrund zu erweitern. Es ist eine Entwicklung, die in letzter Konsequenz zu den Landschaften eines Pieter Breugel führen sollte. Die Faksimile-Edition Alle 60 Seiten des Flämischen Kalenders im Format von 14,0 x 10,4 cm wurden getreu dem Original faksimiliert. Die Faksimile-Edition erschien in einer weltweit einmaligen, streng auf 980 Exemplare limitierten Auflage. Der Kommentarband (deutsch/englisch/französisch) erklärt wissenschaftlich die Handschrift und ihr künstlerisches Umfeld. Thomas Kren, Curator of Manuscripts am J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu bespricht die Entwicklung der Landschaft in der flämischen Buchmalerei und analysiert die Miniaturen der Handschrift, und Prof. Dr. Johannes Rathofer, Universität Köln, erläutert die Texte der Handschrift. Ursprünglicher Preis: CHF 5980.- Restlos vergriffen!

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        Byen bag regnen. Fotografier fra København af Krass Clement ('The City Behind the Rain: Photographs from Copenhagen by Krass Clement').

      Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1987. Oblong8vo. Publisher's original illustrated wrappers. 153 pp. Illustrated throughout. Light edgewear and surface marks to cover.. Mainly famous for his book 'Drum' (1996) included in Parr & Badger, but the rest of Krass Clement's oeuvre is equally outstanding: 'The City Behind the Rain', Krass Clement's 4th book is a photo book masterpiece with black-and-white photographs from Copenhagen - one of his most sought after works. Beautifully designed book with charcoal grey and black wrappers matching the melancholic style of Krass Clement's photographs. This photo book was his breakthrough (in Denmark/Scandinavia) and by collectors and the artist himself considered the capital work. It is also one his most accessible books with very classic b/w photography influenced by both the nocturnal Brassaï & Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, though the Copenhagen seen through Krass Clement's Leica is his very own. First edition. More pictures available upon request

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        Masterpieces of Medical Photography (Signed Limited Edition, with additional inscription and typed letter signed)

      Twelvetrees Press Altadena, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1987. First Edition. First Edition. Presentation copy, one of an undetermined number of copies stamped "BURNS ARCHIVE NO." on the verso of the title page (this copy hand-numbered 59) and INSCRIBED by the author to noted bookseller Joanna Grimes on the verso of the title page, below the limitation statement: "Presented to / Joanna Grimes of the Old Hickory Bookshop for a decade of support of my photohistorical collecting and writing / This 4 of April 88 / With much appreciation / Stanley B. Burns, M.D." Laid in is an accompanying typed letter signed from Burns to Ms. Grimes (then proprietor of the Old Hickory Bookshop), a portion of which reads: "...Because of people such as yourself, my Archive has grown to be an important cultural institution in America." Fine in a Fine dust jacket.

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        The Seven Lady Godivas

      Random House New York: Random House. 1987. First printing thus, limited issue of this re-print, originally published in 1939. Fine in near fine slipcase but for a couple of thin slivers of offsetting at the edges. One of 300 numbered copies Signed by Seuss. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

      Colin Smythe/Doubleday SFBC Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe/Doubleday SFBC, 1987. First US hardcover edition, first prnt. Signed by Pratchett on the title page. Dustjacket art by Josh Kirby. Upper board corners tapped and dustjacket bottom corner just touched (not immediately apparent). Bright, tight copy in Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. This is one of the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Club copies.The code "11154" printed on the rear panel of the dustjacket, "Book Club Edition" printed on lower corner of front flap, no ISBN, code "R32" printed on p188 and "First published in 1986 by Colin Smythe Limited Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire" on the copyright page.. St. Martin's Press intended to issue the US edition of Pratchett's novels but Colin Smythe declined their offer for subsidiary rights and Doubleday's Science Fiction Book Club became the distributor for this title. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers.  8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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        Humor And The Presidency - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Arbor House New York: Arbor House. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Author. 1987. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0877959188 . A wonderful First Edition/First Printing collectible book in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, personally SIGNED by author and former U. S. President Gerald R. Ford on front fly-leaf; Humor and the Presidency is autobiographical, but it also presents ex-United States President Gerald Ford's ideas linking together one's capacity to lead with one's capacity to laugh at oneself. In a collection of essays, Ford explains how humor has eased his way through the political process and has made him a more popular figure. Ford points out that although he may not generate the humor as comedians do, he serves the important role of being the target of others humorous creativity. Included are political cartoons spanning American history from Thomas Nast to Pat Oliphant .

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        ORIGINAL ART: WILD THING AND MICKEY MOUSE

      1987. SENDAK,MAURICE. ORIGINAL ART: WILD THING AND MICKEY MOUSE. Offered here is a great ink drawing by Sendak, signed and dated 1987. It measures 7x7" and shows Mickey Mouse looking up to a Wild Thing. Because Mickey and Sendak were "born" the same year, Sendak has a special affinity to Mickey. This is a great drawing of two iconic figures in children's literature.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Byen bag regnen. Fotografier fra København.

      Gyldendal, København 1987. Stort tværformat. 153 sider. Rigt illustreret med fotos i s/h. Heftet med orig. omslag. Frisk eksemplar, med kun meget minimal hyldeslid.. Med en stor dedikation fra Krass Clement til kollegaen, fotografen Marianne Grøndahl. ** With a great inscription from Krass Clement to the Danish photographer Marianne Grøndahl.*** Velnok Krass Clements smukkeste bog og hans eneste regulære københavnerbog

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        American Prospects

      Times Books in association with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Texas New York: Times Books in association with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Texas. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION of Sternfeld's first and most celebrated photobook, illustrated with fifty-five color photographs. "Joel Sternfeld travelled the country for around eight years with a 8x10 view camera and colour film, a sojourn that produced his first and best-known book, American Prospects... The particular quality brought by Sternfeld to the 8x10 colour-landscape aesthetic... is a clear sense of narrative... In American Prospects, each picture suggests an arcane drama being played out-an elephant stranded on a road in Oregon, or a pumpkin stall in Virginia behind which a house burns fiercely. These narrative hints are suggestive, sly, often ironic, frequently mysterious, making American Prospects less a series of photographs than a series of tales-unfinished, elliptical certainly-that add up to a cogent and persuasive view of America..." (Parr/Badger, The Photobook). Roth 260.New York: Times Books, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 1987. Oblong quarto (255x302mm), original gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. A hint of bowing to boards, otherwise book and dust jacket fine.

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        DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S CLASSICS OF THE MACABRE

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,. 1987. cloth, a.e.g.. A fine copy in cloth slipcase without dust jacket as issued. (#128458). First edition. Limited to 250 numbered copies signed by du Maurier and artist Michael Foreman. Collects six stories, "Don't Look Now," "The Apple Tree," "The Blue Lenses," The Birds," "The Alibi" and "Not After Midnight," with numerous full color illustrations by Michael Foreman. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 139.

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        Flower Is

      Yugensha Tokyo: Yugensha. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES. A FINE COPY IN THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING BOX. Created "primarily as a memorial album to his daughter, Andrea, who was killed in an aeroplane crash ... the whole tenor of the book is forlorn... Never have flowers-that most uplifting of subjects-appeared so woebegone. Seldom has the manic activity of industrial manufacture seemed so pointless. And the Nova Scotia landscapes and still lifes-beautiful, bleak, elegiac-reveal an artist at the height of his powers but hardly at peace with the world or himself."Flower Is... constitutes "a major new statement in still photography... [and] can serve as an eminently fitting apotheosis for stream-of-consciousness photography" (The Photobook, I.264). Designed by Kohei Sugiura with Atsushi Sato. With introduction by Frank. Illustrated with 81 full-page photographs.(Tokyo): (Yugensha), (1987). Folio (343x250mm), original pictorial gray silk, original slipcase with mounted photographic reproduction; in the original shipping box. A fine copy.

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        Letters. Translated by Zahra Partovi. Illustrated with Lithographs by Agnes Murray

      Vincent FitzGerald New York: Vincent FitzGerald. 1987. One of 75 copies only, each signed by the artist, Agnes Murray and the translator, Zahra Partovi, illustrated with three colored lithographs, each containing 12 plates. Bound by Zahra Partovi: accordion style, turquoise Japanese paper over boards with a label on front panel on buff hand-made paper with title printed in gold gilt, housed in salmon-colored paper envelope with black silk tie and silver sealing wax, fine. The calligraphy is by Jerry Kelly, and it is printed by John Hutcheson. The lithographs are by Agnes Murray and were editioned by Agnes Murray and Zahra Partovi at Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop. The page size is 9 1/3 x 6 1/2 inches. A beautiful book - doing justice to Rumi's verse. See an Image.

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        Unpublished Archive

      1987-1992. In 2002, James Harmon edited Take My Advice: Letters to the Next Generation from People Who Know a Thing or Two, the compiled wisdom of more than 70 writers, artists, critics and other notable figures. Harmon had begun his project more than a decade earlier but was waylaid by negotiations with publishers over the advisors and advice to be included in the book. This archive includes 16 manuscript or typescript responses not included in the book, by Edward Albee, Paul Auster, Nicholson Baker, Rick Bass, Jim Burke, Frederick Busch, Evan Connell, Roald Dahl, Herbert Gold, Witold Gordon, Thom Gunn, Barry Lopez, Jill McCorkle, Walker Percy, Hubert Selby, and Tom Wolfe. Each response is signed by its author. Edward Albee offers an autograph note signed, with the advice "Live as though your life depended on it." Paul Auster declines to advise, although in an autograph letter signed he does say that "Once I reach moral perfection in my own life, then maybe I'll have something to say to others." Nicholson Baker's autograph note signed apologizes for not pulling himself together and responding (his letter is dated 2-5 years after the others). Rick Bass's typed letter signed advises (with supportive reasoning) reading, walking in the woods, wearing one's seatbelt, being prepared for others' greed exceeding one's passion, and taking big jumps. James Lee Burke's 1990 typed letter signed, with holograph corrections and postscript, waxes political, in small part: "In my view we have made some very bad national choices in the last twenty-five years and have allowed hucksters, actors, and militarists to convince us that greed and power politics are not only acceptable ethically but are also genuine values that are part of our tradition." His advice is phrased as more of a hope, that the next generation does a better job. Frederick Busch, in a humble typed letter signed, opines that "writers don't give advice, they enflesh mistakes," but he does come around to offering several sentences in the vein of "...the most and best of what I know about art and the life it salutes: Otherness is what most of this seems to be about--the celebration of what is not the self, the adoration of those who are not the self, the caretaking of those outside our bodies, psyches, histories..." Evan Connell's typed note signed states, "Do not trust the leaders. They may or may not be telling the truth. And regardless of their integrity, or lack thereof, many of them are quite stupid." Roald Dahl's offer, in a typed note signed, is: "Be kind to all men and women and children and if you are a male endeavour to lose your inherent aggression as soon as you possibly can." Herbert Gold, in a typed letter signed, contributes seven sentences, each saying some version of "Read." Witold Gordon, in an autograph note signed, notes that any advice he had for his own generation "went (sensibly?) unheeded" but suggests that the next generation "not be fruitful and not multiply to any great extent." Thom Gunn, in an autograph note signed, declines to contribute as he can't think of anything that would be appropriately universal and confesses he would tend to the subversive. Barry Lopez first sends a typed postcard signed agreeing to contribute and then follows through with two typed pages (unsigned) that eloquently delve into three rules for humans in general and another three for writers in particular, in brief: (for all) to pay attention, to take nothing for granted, to be discerning; and (for writers) to read, to stand for something, and to get out of town. Jill McCorkle's autograph postcard signed agrees to participate, but if she did, her contribution is not included here. Walker Percy's autograph letter signed urges self-knowledge: "Unless you are a genius or a saint, you do not know who you are or why you find yourself in this life. If this is the case, you'd better find out. This means undertaking a search. The main sin of someone in this situation is not undertaking the search." Hubert Selby explicitly internalizes the search, in a typed letter signed: "We all have an absolutely perfect guidance system within us, but we haven't learned how to listen to it...We become what we teach...And ultimately there is only one way of teaching anything and that is how we LIVE!" Selby also cautions that one should neither seek nor accept advice, that instead one should find someone with the same problem, ask them what they did and what the results were of their action. And Tom Wolfe, in an autograph note signed, concludes with, "As soon as you know your answer is no, say no; don't wait for a more appropriate moment." All items are near fine or better. Most of the original mailing envelopes are included. Included is a copy of the book as published, lacking all of the above authors and their wisdom. A virtual alternate-book, with responses equally as interesting and/or thought-provoking as the published ones. .

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        Lee Friedlander [SIGNED]

      Seibu Museum of Art Tokyo: Seibu Museum of Art, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Quarto. 129, [3]pp. Original photographic dust-jacket over black cloth. Free front endpaper signed by Lee Friedlander. This remarkable work was published on the occasion of the Lee Friedlander exhibition held in Japan under the auspices of the Seibu Museum of Art and the Asahi Shimbun. It includes a portfolio from the photographer's "Cherry Blossom Time in Japan" series (previously published only in a rare 1986 portfolio of 25 photogravures) in addition to essays by John Szarkowski, Takashi Tsujii and Koko Yamagishi. Captions in English, text in Japanese. Dust-jacket, binding and interior in very good condition.

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        Neuschwanstein

      Schellmann Munich And New York: Schellmann. No Binding. Fine. COLOR SCREENPRINT BY ANDY WARHOL. "This print was commissioned to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Bavarian Reinsurance Company in 1987. It is based on a photograph of Neuschwanstein Castle, a nineteenth-century palace built by King Ludwig of Bavaria in the foothills of the Alps. Today it is an extremely popular tourist attraction and is the most photographed building in Germany. It has also featured in many aspects of contemporary culture from the cover of British band's Blur's 'Country House' album to numerous computer games. Warhol's image combines a screenprinted photograph and hand-drawn lines which were also subsequently screenprinted. Through the colour combination, with the castle dramatically different from the landscape, Warhol creates a collaged effect - a characteristic of his work from the 1980s" (National Galleries of Scotland; nationalgalleries.org).Color screenprint, 1987. Image size: 851x600 mm (33.5x23.63 in). Edition of 1200. With the artist's ink stamp, lower left. Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Published by Schellmann, Munich and New York. See Feldman II.372. A spot of soiling at upper margin. A fine impression.

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        La Dama e il Generale: con due incisioni all?acquaforte di Enrico Baj.

      18 p., [2] c. di tav., 34 cm, cart. Elegante edizione che raccoglie il racconto di cui al titolo ornato dalle belle acquaforti di Baj. Testo in Bembo impresso su carta Sicars da R. Olivieri, acquaforti tirate a mano da F. Sciardelli, firmate dall?autore. Ottimo esemplare n. 52/100.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Byen bag regnen. Fotografier fra København af Krass Clement ('The City Behind the Rain: Photographs from Copenhagen by Krass Clement'). FIRST EDITION .

      Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1987. Oblong8vo. Publisher's original illustrated wrappers. 153 pp. Illustrated throughout. Only minimal light wear to cover and edges. Internally clean and overall a very attractive copy.. Mainly famous for his book 'Drum' (1996) included in Parr & Badger, but the rest of Krass Clement's oeuvre is equally outstanding: 'The City Behind the Rain', Krass Clement's 4th book is a photo book masterpiece with black-and-white photographs from Copenhagen - one of his most sought after works. Beautifully designed book with charcoal grey and black wrappers matching the melancholic style of Krass Clement's photographs. This photo book was his breakthrough (in Denmark/Scandinavia) and by collectors and the artist himself considered the capital work. It is also one his most accessible books with very classic b/w photography influenced by both the nocturnal Brassaï & Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, though the Copenhagen seen through Krass Clement's Leica is his very own. First edition. More pictures available upon request

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        Those Days

      Raven Editions Elmwood: Raven Editions. 1987. First. First edition. Quarter red morocco and marbled papercovered boards. Publisher's prospectus laid in. Designed and printed letterpress by Carol Blinn at the Warwick Press. A previously uncollected story. One of 14 Presentation Copies Signed by the author. Although not called for this copy also Signed by Carol Blinn. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Moses and the Shepherd. Translated by Zahra Partovi. Illustrated by Mark Beard

      Vincent FitzGerald & Company New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company. 1987. One of 100 copies only, each signed by the artist and the translator, all on Moulin de Gue paper. Illustrated with 10 dry-point soft-ground aquatints, the 10 plates connected to form a 10-foot long accordion plate. Bound: black silk boards, housed in red Japanese paper box. Page size: 10 l/2 x 6 1/2", fine. Rumi was the 13th century Persian poet who wrote the MASNOVI, consisting of 2500 fables. T This edition is bound in black silk boards and is housed in a custom-made red Japan-paper box. The letterpress is by Michael Bixler, and it has been printed by Dan Keleher at the Wild Carrot Press. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Portrait of Truman Capote

      1987. Original pencil drawing of Capote on white paper. Barry Moser is known for his portraits, especially those of authors. These were usually done as wood engravings, but each portrait often began as a line drawing such as this. In 1987, the same year that this portrait was done, Moser illustrated the posthumous first edition of Capote's early story I Remember Grandpa. Image measures 6 1/2 by 4 inches and is tastefully matted. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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        SOME DIFERENCES

      Confluence Press Lewiston: Confluence Press, 1987. Limited to 150 copies, 26 of which were bound in cloth-covered boards and signed by Berry on the limitation page. Copy Y. Printed letterpress on Nideggen paper from handset 12-pt Italian Old Style by Donnell Hunter at The Honeybrook Press. Canson Mi-Teintes paper covers with Ingres Antique endsheets. Drawings for cover and title page by Donnell Hunter. Announcement sheets from The Honeybrook Press laid-in. Fine condition. Among the least available Berry titles.Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Illus. by Donnell Hunter. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition. The image is of the book described and not a stock photo.

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        D is for Deadbeat

      Henry Holt New York: Henry Holt. 1987. First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        History of Miscroscopy Series: 9 titles (two original works and seven facsimiles) in 8 Vols.;

      Illinois, Science Heritage Limited, 1987.. Contains: Micrographia (Hooke, 1665); The Microscope Made Easy (Baker, 1769) & Pocket Microscopes (Wilson, 1706); The Microscopic Cabinet (Pritchard, 1832); Practical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope (Quekett, 1848), The Achromatic Microscope (Beck, 1865); The Microtomist's Vade-Mecum (Bolles Lee, 1885); History of Microtechnique - 2nd ed. (Bracegirdle, 1987); 18th Century Microscopes - Synopsis of History and Workbook (McCormick, 1987). HARDBACKS, green faux-leather, with gilt lettering on front covers and spines, in original covered slip case, pages & illus.: Hooke - [34], 246, The Table - [10], schem. xxxviii; Baker - xvi, 324, plates xiv; Wilson - [i], 6, plates - 1 double-page; Pritchard - 247, text-figs. 21, plates 13 (some coloured); Quekett - xxi, 464, adverts - [iv], 7 [i], text-figs. 241, plates 9; Beck - viii, 144, advert. [i], text-figs. 76, plates xxviii; Bolles Lee - xiv, 424; Bracegirdle - xvi, 393, text-figs. 150, plates 78 (many colour); McCormick - xi, 185, many text-figs., some colour plates, each vol. 153mm x 234mm, (6" x 9.25"), a superb unused set in near mint condition. 7.5Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        Y Beibl Cyssegr-lan 1588

      Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, 1987 In brown cloth with blind tooling. Spine has title in gilt, some blind tooling. Internally, cream endpapers, title page in black inks, (iii), 555 pp, a few spots along text block edges, with its slipcase. A University of Wales production which is a facsimile copy of the 1588 Bishop Morgan Bible, an edition limited in numbers to 500 copies only, and now very difficult to find. A lovely copy of an important and always useful title! Morgan, bishop of St Asaph and biblical translator has been called ‘the single most important figure in the history of the Reformation in Wales’ (Williams, Wales and the Reformation, 342), because it was he who brought to completion the translation of the Bible into Welsh. The Book of Common Prayer, including the psalter, and the New Testament had been translated in 1567, but the task was left unfinished. See ODNB.

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        SEVEN LADY GODIVAS

      1987. 1. SEUSS,DR. THE SEVEN LADY GODIVAS. NY:Random (1987). 4to, cloth, Fine in slipcase. First edition of the Commemorative Edition, LIMITED TO 300 COPIES SPECIALLY BOUND AND SIGNED BY SEUSS. Sold with a fine copy of the ADVANCE PROOF (uncorrected) with publisher's slip laid-in. Illustrated with wonderful color illustrations throughout.

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        Howells as Anti-Novelist

      The William Dean Howells Memorial Committee Kittery Point, Maine: The William Dean Howells Memorial Committee. 1987. First. First edition. Wrappers in printed, French-folded dustwrapper. Fine. Publisher's complimentary slip laid in. One of 150 copies of this essay. A rarity. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        EMPIRE OF THE SUN REVISED 4TH DRAFT SCREENPLAY BY ... BASED UPON THE NOVEL BY J.G. BALLARD

      [Np]: Amblin Entertainment, 2 February 1987.. [1],160 leaves. Quarto. Mechanically reproduced typescript, printed on rectos only. Claspbound in generic binder. Each leaf is stamped in red with the production and script number, otherwise a very good or better copy. Denoted a "shooting script" of Stoppard's adaptation of Ballard's award-winning book, for which he received sole screen credit. This draft records that Menno Meyjes was involved at the point of the third draft, although his contribution did not receive screen credit. The December 1987 release was directed by Steven Spielberg, starred Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, et al, and received six Academy Award nominations.

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        (Hamburg 1929 - 1925). Schlittschuhlaufen. Farbholzschnitt. 1957 (Druck 1987). Signiert, datiert, numeriert. 30,5 x 51 cm.

      Brockstedt H 33; Gottorf 15.- Eines von 50 Exemplaren.- Im breiten weißen Kopfsteg teils leicht stockfleckig.

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        The Songlines.

      New York; Viking / Elizabeth Sifton Books 1987. First Edition, SIGNED by the author. 8vo. Publisher's cloth, in pictorial dustjacket with image taken from an engraving by William Blake called 'A Family of New South Wales'. A fine copy which appears unread, signed to title in blue rollerball pen.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        American Prospects

      NY: Times Books / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1987. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. 081291659X . Publisher's full gray cloth, silver lettering on spine, blind-stamped title on cover, light green endpapers. Illustrated with 53 wonderful full-color, full-page photographs by Joel Sternfeld. Introduction by photographic critic Andy Grundberg. Afterword by Anne W. Tucker, curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This bookn was published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, held from April 4 to June 6, 1987. A card from the exhibition is laid in. [Roth, The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century, NY, 2001];[Roth, The Open Book, Göttingen, 2004]; [Parr and Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II, London, 2006] . Brief gift inscription (dated 12/25/87) on ffep, otherwise unmarked, tight, square and clean. The unclipped dust jacket, now in Mylar, is lightly chipped andf slightly worn at the head and heel of the spine. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD.. Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall. 129 pp .

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        AMERICAN PROSPECTS

      New York / Houston:: Times Books / Museum of Fine Arts Houston,, 1987.. First edition.. Hardcover. Oblong 4to. (10.5 x 12 inches). Unpaginated. Colour frontis. 53 colour plates + 1. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in silver, title to upper side stamped in blind. Pictorial d/w, not price-clipped, mild shelf-wear, lightly furled to edges. Stated First Edition with number string from 9 to 2 with the words First Edition centred below the number string indicating this is a first printing. Contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No marks or inscriptions. Plates flat and clean. Contents Fine in a Near Fine d/w. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        I Want To Take Picture

      Atlanta: Nexus Press, 1987. First Edition. Small folio. Limited to 1000 copies. A wild artist's book, combining disturbing black and white pictures of Southeast Asia with outtakes from Burke's travel diary, and peppered with color reproductions of cultural detritus, like the bottle caps of energy drinks used by Lao truckers. One of the most important and influential photobooks of the 80s. (Parr / Badger, v2, 40-41; Roth 258-250, Open Book 334-335; Auer 674). Fine in illustrated laminated boards as issued. Sharp copy.

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        Tommyknockers

      New York: Viking Press, 1987.. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Stephen King on the title page. An excellent near fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Andy Book

      Tokyo: Doeisha, 1987. First Edition. Softcover.. VG+. 4to, Unpaginated. French fold wraps as issued. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in English, with Japanese translation booklet laid in. A little rubbed and grubby, with small price sticker residue to rear, but still better than is often the case for this fragile title. More images available on request. Scarce. One of the great Weber books. His profile of smalltown hero and featherwight champion Andy Minsker (who also modelled for Calvin Klein and things) somehow sums up everything he does i.e. casual male glamour. The pictures and brilliant, and the book is an excellent complete work.

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