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        Bruchstücke I. Mit 12 original handabgezogenen und handgebundenen Holzschnitten auf Seidenpapier.

      - Ohne Ort und Druck, (1988). 12 Bll. (lose). Folio. Original Karton-Mappe mit Schnur-Bindung (leicht fleckig) mit Titelholzschnitt auf Vorderseite Eins von 10 nummerierten und signierten Exemplaren. - Nicht bei Henkel/Russ. - Kartonmappe mit Kordelbindung und Holzrücken. - Gutes Exemplar. U Versand Dienstags und Freitags Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Treptower Bücherkabinett]
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        Holzland. Ein neues deutsches Hausmärchen

      Pillingsdorf und Leipzig, Edition STHW 1988 - Fol.,Opbd., 31 Blätter mit 6 sign. Zinkographien nach Pinselzeichnungen von S. Th. Wagner sowie 6 monogr. Klischeeandrucken nach Fotografien von E. Goldberg sowie aufklappbarem Faltbild (Tatlins Turm) Erschienen in 50 Ex., Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert und numeriert. (Henkel/Russ 169,2)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dietrich Schneider-Henn]
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        T. E. Lawrence: Letters to E.T. Leeds, the publisher's limited and numbered full Nigerian goatskin binding with accompanying proof illustrations portfolio Hand-numbered copy "XLII" of 80 issued thus

      Manor Farm, Andoversford, Gloucestershire: The Whittington Press, 1988. First and limited edition. Full Nigerian Goatskin. This is the strikingly beautiful and scarce full Nigerian goatskin issue of the 1988 Whittington Press edition, hand-numbered copy “XLII” (42 for you non-Romans) of only 80 issued thus. This contents are printed on “a special making of Zerkall mould-made paper” with untrimmed fore and bottom edges and gilt top edge and profusely illustrated with line drawings by Richard Kennedy, a tipped-in photographic frontispiece, and 12 pages of illustrated plates, bearing 24 drawings and correspondence facsimiles and photographs. In addition to Lawrence's letters to Leeds spanning 1909 to 1935, the contents include commentary by E. T. Leeds, an introduction by Lawrence's official biographer, J. M. Wilson, and a memoir of E. T. Leeds by D. B. Harden. The standard binding was quarter buckram over paper-covered boards. Of a total edition of 750 copies, only 80 were issued thus, bound in full orange-brown Nigerian goatskin with gilt front cover illustration and endpapers marbled by Colleen Gryspeerdt. Unique to these 80 full goatskin copies is an accompanying hard-sided, orange-brown paper-covered portfolio containing 10 additional proofs of Richard Kennedy's illustrations. Both the illustrations portfolio and volume are housed in the publisher's stout slipcase with tan linen paper-covered top and bottom and dark brown paper-covered sides and spine. Condition is magnificently fine. The volume features pristine binding and contents. Neither the illustrations portfolio nor the proofs therein show any discernible wear or signs of handling. The slipcase is only very gently scuffed. Edward Thurlow Leeds (1877-1955) was an English archaeologist and museum curator. He was Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum from 1928 to 1945. A decade before he became Lawrence of Arabia: “While T. E. Lawrence was still at school in Oxford he began to take a serious interest in mediaeval archaeology… By 1905 Lawrence was already familiar with the Ashmolean's extensive mediaeval collection…“ In the spring of 1908, E. T. Leeds became assistant keeper of the Ashmolean and “soon became one of Lawrence's most valued friends. Although Leeds was eleven years older than Lawrence, such age differences mean very little in an academic context, and the two were soon treating one another on equal terms. They were nevertheless very different in personality. Leeds was by nature a pure scholar” who gave “an impression of pomposity; yet he was evidently a very approachable person, much liked by successive generations of Oxford students. Lawrence, who loved to deflate any kind of self-importance, must have been irresistibly tempted to poke fun at Leeds. When he did so, he found that his victim greatly enjoyed the joke. The special humour in these letters was clearly due to this contrast in personalities.” (from the editor's Introduction) The illustrator, Richard Kennedy (1910-1989), went to work for Leonard and Virginia Woolf at their embryonic Hogarth Press in 1926, at the age of sixteen and had a prolific career primarily noted for his work on children's books.

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        Five First Editions [Comprising: The Twits/George's Marvellous Medicine/The BFG/The Witches/Matilda

      Cape, 1988. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing set of five Dahl/Blake stories published by Jonathan Cape between 1980 and 1988. Consisting: 'The Twits' [1980] - a fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper a little faded to the spine and rubbed to the extremities; 'George's Marvellous Medicine' - a very good book without inscriptions in a good unclipped wrapper which has some light off-setting to the spine and front panel. One small closed tear to the front panel top; 'The BFG' - a very good book with small previous owner's stamp tot the front pastedown. A little pushing to the spine foot. In a near fine clipped wrapper; 'The Witches' - a very good book with some spotting to the top edge in a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little spotting to the front flap; 'Matilda' - a very good book with small previous owner's name to the front pastedown in a near fine unclipped wrapper. A lovely set of Dahl and Blake's best known works together.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Matilda

      London: Cape, 1988. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1988. A mint book without inscriptions. In a mint unclipped wrapper. The best we have seen.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Matilda. Illustrations by Quentin Blake.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1988 - Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Tiny nick to rear free endpaper; an excellent copy in the bright jacket. Illustrations by Quentin Blake. First edition, first impression. Matilda won the Children's Book Award in the year of its publication. It formed the basis for both the 1996 film directed by Danny DeVito and the successful stage musical which premiered at the RSC's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Catalogo ragionato generale dei dipinti di Mario Tozzi

      Giorgio Mondadori and Associati, 1988. Testi di Achille Bonito Oliva, Pierre Restany, Marilena Pasquali. Ideazione e raccolta dei materiali di Francesca Tozzi. Catalogo delle opre realizzate dal 1911 al 1979. Con centinaia di illustrazioni in bianco e nero e tavole a colori. Apparati: Bibliografia. Esposizioni. Aste. Musei italiani e stranieri che conservano dipinti di Mario Tozzi. 2 volumi. 4to. pp. 362 + 462. . Ottimo (Fine). . . .

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        A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes.

      London: Bantam Press, 1988. First British edition and true first of Hawking's groundbreaking work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Ron Miller. Signed by Carl Sagan on the title page, who wrote the introduction. Additionally signed and inscribed by the illustrator Ron Miller, who has also added a drawing. Sagan tells the following story: Sagan was in London for a scientific conference in 1974, and between sessions he wandered into a different room, where a larger meeting was taking place. "I realized that I was watching an ancient ceremony: the investiture of new fellows into the Royal Society, one of the most ancient scholarly organizations on the planet. In the front row, a young man in a wheelchair was, very slowly, signing his name in a book that bore on its earliest pages the signature of Isaac Newton... Stephen Hawking was a legend even then." In his introduction, Sagan goes on to add that Hawking is the "worthy successor" to Newton and Paul Dirac, both former Lucasian Professors of Mathematics. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Rare and desirable signed. A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking's book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin--and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending--or are there boundaries? "[Hawking] can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit. . . . His is a brain of extraordinary power" (The New York Review of Books).

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        Original Scherenschnitt. - Märchen und Träume Schlafende Schöne - Signiert und datiert.

      farbiger Scherenschnitt: 13 x 10,5 cm, Blatt 40 x 29,5 cm - Von der Künstlerin handschriftlich mit Titel versehen, datiert und signiert. Dieses Blatt ist kein Druck sondern der originale Scherenschnitt, aufgezogen auf Papier. Ein Unikat! Auf Wunsch kann der Schnitt auch gerahmt geliefert werden. (Entwurf für Märchenzeitschrift Nr. 5 1988 Troubadour Verlag Heilbronn)

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat]
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        Impact Cratering: A Geologic Process (Oxford Monographs on Geology and Geophysics)

      U.S.A.: Oxford University Press 1988 - Oxford Monograph on Geology and Geophysics No. 11, in fine condition. Blue cloth over boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Enciclopedia Giuridica.

      Roma, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana, 1988/1997, 33 volumi (I-XXXII Enciclopedia A-Z, XXXIII, Indici) in-4to legatura originale in mezza pelle rossa con titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, circa 35.000 pagine complessive, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ciascun volume si apre con l'elenco dei lemmi in esso contenuti. La trattazione delle voci investe sovente più discipline giuridiche; per questa ragione molte di esse sono state suddivise in sottovoci, che consentono una completa ed articolata trattazione idonea ad evidenziare le specificità di ogni settore dell'ordinamento. Il volume Indici comprende, oltre all'elenco degli autori ed a quello delle abbreviazioni, una Tavola generale di orientamento attraverso la cui consultazione è possibile cogliere le varie correlazioni tra le voci. Le voci sono di norma introdotte da un sommario e articolate in paragrafi (talora, anche in sottoparagrafi) e si concludono con i riferimenti normativi e con una bibliografia sovente ragionata. L'Opera include circa 3.200 voci in 35.000 pagine. La legatura aperta consente la sostituzione delle voci obsolete con voci integralmente riscritte, l'inserimento di voci del tutto nuove, l'aggiunta di postille alle voci non completamente superate, ma bisognose solo di un parziale aggiornamento per qualche importante sopravvenuta novità legislativa, giurisprudenziale, dottrinale.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già  Naturalistica]
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        Jean de Florette (illus. Valadié)

      Club de l'Honnête Homme, Paris 1988 - Paris. Club de l'Honnête Homme, 1988. Grand in-4. 215pp. 10 lithographies hors-texte en couleur de Valadié, dont 2 à double page. Tirage à 600 exemplaires; ici l'un des 45 exemplaires 'hors commerce réservés aux collaborateurs de l'édition'. En feuilles, sous couverture rempliée et dans un étui dit 'clamshell' bleu marine. Bel exemplaire.

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        L'AMBASSADEUR

      STOCK 1988 - R200063176: 402 pages Traduit de l'anglais par Jean Guioineau In-12 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 820-Littératures anglaise et anglo-saxonne [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works of Charles Darwin, Volumes 11-20 (10 volumes)

      New York: New York University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Very good/None. Volumes 11-20 issued together. Very nice condition green cloth hardcovers, no jackets. Review copy with slip laid in volume 11. Covers clean, and sharp, faint shelfwear, minor foxing to edges of text blocks. Interiors excellent, clean and tight. Professional bookseller for 20 years. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds.

      [Bookseller: Commonwealth Book Company, Inc.]
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        The Satanic Verses - SIGNED five days after publication

      Viking, 1988. Hardcover. Good. A first edition, first printing published by Viking in 1988. A good book marred only by some staining to the rear board and rear pastedown. SIGNED by the author (to Sophie) and dated 1st October 1988. In a near fine unfaded unclipped wrapper. To find a copy of this controversial work signed only five days after publication is very rare indeed. The book was banned in India four days later and was nominated for the Booker Prize three days earlier. Rare

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Apple That Astonished Paris

      Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1988. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. First edition in glossy bound wrappers of the poet's scarce third collection. This copy SIGNED by the poet on the title page. Near fine copy. Signed by Author

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        TEXTBOOK OF PSYCHIATRY Gryphon Editions

      Birmingham, AL: Gryphon Editions. 1988. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine, leatherbound. Gilt accenting to front and rear panels as well as spine. Spine hubbed. Gilt page edges. Clean, bright pages. Publisher's notes laid-in. Special Edition. ; The Classics of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        LOS COHETES DURARON TODO EL DIA - SIGNED BY PEDRO MEYER

      (MEYER, PEDRO). Meyer, Pedro. LOS COHETES DURARON TODO EL DIA - SIGNED BY PEDRO MEYER. Signed by the Photographer. Mexico City, MEXICO: Petroleos Mexicanos, 1988. First Edition. Small Folio. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. 148pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in Spanish. "Los cohetes duraron todo el dia" is noted Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer's 1988 socially conscious photo essay commissioned by the national petroleum company Pemex to coincide with its fiftieth anniversary. Due however to Meyer's dedication of the volume to Lazaro Cardenas, the socialist-leaning former president who established Pemex in 1938 as part of his nationalization of Mexican oil production (whose son also happened to be an opposition candidate to then-current president Carlos Salinas earlier in the year), the newly elected government seized nearly all the copies printed to put a stop to the book's distribution. A brand new, pristine example of this uncommon and desirable document (cited on pages 198-199 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II") acquired directly from the photographer additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Pedro Meyer" in black ink beneath the frontispiece image on the second preliminary. 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. 968-6164-35-9 Inventory Number: 018260

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        Zweiwochenschrift. Hrsg. von Hans Leybold (Nr. 5 hrsg. von Franz Jung). 1. Jahrg., Hefte 1-5. [Alles Erschienene.]

      Vollständige Folge einer der wichtigsten und seltensten frühexpressionistischen Zeitschriften mit prädadaistischem Impetus. - Nach dem Vorbild der ?Aktion? Pfemferts gedruckt, war die ?Revolution? für kurze Zeit das überregional bekannte Periodikum der Schwabinger Bohème, welche jedoch zunehmend von München nach Berlin zog der Kreis des Cafés Stefanie? fand sich nun im ?Café des Westens? am Kurfürstendamm wieder. Damit markiert die ?Revolution? gewissermaßen den bedeutsamen Endpunkt der Schwabinger Ära (vgl. Franz Jung. Der Weg nach Unten. Hamburg 1988, S. 77 ff.). Von den hierin erschienenen Publikationen gingen wesentliche Impulse für den Expressionismus aus gleichzeitig fanden sich in der ?Revolution? bereits einige Protagonisten des späteren Dadaismus zusammen, namentlich Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, Richard Huelsenbeck und Franz Jung. Eröffnet wurde die Reihe mit einer Reflexion über das Wort ?Revolution? von Erich Mühsam. - Die erste Nummer wurde aufgrund des von Hugo Ball verfassten Gedichtes ?Der Gehenkte? konfisziert. - Heft Nummer 5 erschien als Sondernummer für den Anarchisten und Psychoanalytiker Otto Groß, der auf Veranlassung seines Vaters in die Landesirrenanstalt Troppau eingeliefert worden war. Franz Jung erinnerte sich später an die Herausgabe der Sondernummer: ?Ich selbst hatte mir von Johannes R. Becher die Zeitschrift ?Revolution? ausgeborgt, die dieser in München zusammen mit Bachmair herausgab. Ich füllte die Zeitschrift mit Zuschriften und Beiträgen von Dichtern und Schriftstellern aus aller Welt für das Recht des individuellen Erlebens gegen den gefährlichen Starrsinn väterlicher Autorität. Dem Professor wurde die Fähigkeit abgesprochen zu lehren, ein Amt zu bekleiden - eine internationale Schande der Rechtswissenschaft. Zu Studentendemonstrationnen an den österreichischen Universitäten wurde aufgerufen. Nicht genug damit: ich hatte aus dem Grazer Adreßbuch Hunderte von Adressen herausgeschrieben, die Caféhäuser in Graz und Wien, die Universitäten, die Büchereien, die Buchhandlungen... ich habe über 1000 Exemplare der ?Revolution? auf diese Weise versandt [...] Als auch die Kampagne in der österreichischen Öffentlichkeit aufgegriffen wurde [...] gab der Alte klein bei.? (Ebenda, S. 84.) - Hugo Ball schrieb 1915 in seiner ?Totenrede? für Hans Leybold, der sich als Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg das Leben nahm, über die Herausgabe der fünf Hefte: ?Als die Zeitschrift gegründet war, verlangten die Abonnenten ein Programm. Leybold sprach: ?Wohlan denn, Ihr , wennschon immerhin: Hier habet ihr ein Programm. Und schrieb: ,Kampf gegen Seiendes, für Keimendes. Gegen Kunst - portiere, Kulturportiere, Avenariusse, Scharrelmänner, Obskuranten, Schwärzlinge, Hertlinge, Hohlwege, Panteutschisten, Stagnaten, Kastraten. Gegen literaturbehaftete Oberlehrer, kunstsinnige Kritiker, allgemeine Rundschauer. In summa: Gegen Zuständliches. Und fügte hinzu:Nichtschriftsteller heraus! Keine Literaten sollen gezüchtet werden. Da hatte man die Revolution! Da war sie. 20 Jahre alt war der Kerl. Sehr hurtig. Und paffte einfach drauf los.? (Die weissen Blätter. Jahrg. 2, Heft 4. S. 525.) - Die fünf Nummern enthalten u.a. Beiträge von Hugo Ball, Johannes R. Becher, Ernst Blass, Franz Blei, Max Brod, Leonhard Frank, Iwan Goll, Walter Hasenclever, Emmy Hennings, Kurt Hiller, Jakob van Hoddis, Richard Huelsenbeck, Franz Jung, Klabund, Else Lasker-Schüler, Alfred Lichtenstein, Erich Mühsam, Robert Musil, Karl Otten, Ludwig Rubiner, René Schickele. - Nummer 1 erschien in einer Auflage von 3000 Exemplaren, Nummern 2-5 in 5000 Exemplaren. - Druck in Rot und Schwarz auf holzhaltigem Zeitungspapier.- Hefte partiell mit sehr kleinen Flecken u. Randläsuren. Nr. 1 an Rücken u. Seitenkanten mit kleinen dezenten Restaurierungen u. Buchhandelsstempel, Umschlag von Nr. 1 u. Nr. 4 mit schwachen Notizen in Blei. Insgesamt gut erhaltene Folge der seltenen Reihe. - Raabe, Zeitschriften 16. - Raabe, Kat. Marbach 25.3. - Jentsch 11. - Dietzel/Hügel 2498. - Schlawe S. 14f. - Dada global S. 88. - Verkauf 181. - Akademie der Künste, Kat. 154, II 55. - Fähnders 34 u. 300. - Bolliger VI, 12.

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        [In Cyrillic type:] O proischozhdenii vidov [= On the origin of species]. St. Petersburg, Alexander Illich Glazunov (printed by Glazunov), 1864. 8vo. With 1 lithographed plate showing Darwin's famous branching tree of life, and 4 pages of Glazunov's publisher's advertisements at the end, describing 25 publications. Set entirely in Cyrillic type. Modern half brown morocco, with the original publisher's printed back wrapper bound in.

      Freeman 748; Alexander Vucinich, Darwin in Russian thought (1988), p. 19 & passim; WorldCat (4 copies). Rare first Russian edition of Darwin's On the origin of species, translated by Sergei A. Rachinskii, professor of botany at Moscow University. Like the first English edition it includes one plate, showing Darwin's famous branching tree of life, an icon of his theory of evolution. Darwin was both very popular and very influential in Russia. The present translator published an article presenting some of these ideas early in 1863, calling Darwin's Origin "one of the most brilliant books ever to be written in the natural sciences" (Vucinich, pp. 18-19). It helped give birth to a new generation of natural scientists in Russia whose students included the great Ivan Pavlov. But in Russia Darwin's influence went far beyond science. It inspired anti-czarist democratic political movements as well as Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin. Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky also refer to Darwin and his ideas became firmly imbedded in Russian culture generally. Foxed throughout, severely in a couple quires but not affecting the plate. Otherwise in good condition. It probably lacks an initial blank leaf. First Russian translation of Darwin's Origin, inaugurating a hey-day of natural science in Russia.

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        Daijo kishinron giki [Commentary on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana]. By Fazang

      43; 57 leaves, eight columns per page. Part I ("kan jo") in two vols. 8vo (267 x 143 mm.) in orihon (accordion) format, pale brown paper wrappers, [Nara]: 1297. Extremely rare; this is one of the earliest substantial wood-block printed books created in Japan to survive. Todaiji Temple in Nara, founded in 728, was the chief temple of the Kegon sect of Buddhism and served as a center for the training of scholar monks. Part of the monks' activities was to print educational texts and to disseminate their religion using the new technology of woodblock printing. Two monks, Shoshu (1215-91) and Gyonen (1240-1321), were the first to establish an active printing program at the temple's printing house (the todaijiban). Collectively, the printing activities at the six main temples of Nara are today called naraban (nara editions). Any publication from the 13th century issued by any of the naraban is of the greatest rarity and almost never appears in the market. The text of this work is the classic exposition of Mahayana Buddhism. There is some controversy whether the text has an Indian Sanskrit origin or is a Chinese composition. Fazang (643-712), a Chinese scholar, wrote the present commentary which is generally recognized as one of the most authoritative works for the correct understanding of the text. Mahayana Buddhism arrived in Japan in the 7th century. "Todai-ji, though not exclusively devoted to one sect of Buddhism, had a strong interest in the doctrines and practices of the Kegon sect and acted as the center of Kegon Buddhism in Japan. Thus it was natural that when Todai-ji monks began to undertake printing, they should concentrate on Kegon doctrinal works… "The earliest known work printed at Todai-ji was a one-maki edition of a Kegon sect work, the Daijo-kishin-ron, produced in 1243. Later, emphasis was placed on the works of the Chinese monk Fa-tasang [Fazang], third patriarch of the Kegon sect, and copies of his works were printed in 1283 (the Kegon-gokyo-sho), 1297 (the Daijo-kishin-ron-giki) [the present book], 1328-31 (the Kegon-gyo tangen-ki), and 1332 (the Kegon-gyo zuisho-engi-sho). The first two were printed under the supervision of a monk with strong Zen affiliations named Zen-ni (1253-1325), and the last two were under a monk named Rikaku. It is unlikely, however, that either of these monks actually participated in the carving of the blocks. Zen-ni in particular was a comparatively important Buddhist scholar, and his role in the two works that mention his names was probably more in connection with the production of an authoritative text than with the actual printing."-Chibbet, The History of Japanese Printing and Book Illustration, p. 45. "These early and unadorned Buddhist texts seem to have been little sought or discovered by collectors outside Japan. Nothing of the sort exists in the Spencer collection of the New York Public Library, or the Chester Beatty collection in Dublin; Philip Hofer, most perceptive of collectors and a hawk for opportunity, seeking treasure in Japan of the 1950s, had his focus only upon manuscript. The Hyde collection formed at the same time, was an interesting exception."-Franklin, Exploring Japanese Books and Scrolls, p. 20. In very good condition, some worming restored. Manuscript reading marks have been supplied in black ink and punctuation marks and additional reading marks supplied in red ink. From the library of Donald and Mary Hyde (their sale, Christie's NYC, 7 October 1988, lot 57). Preserved in a box.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        [Binding title:] Egypten.[Cairo & Istanbul, ca. 1870-1880]. 3 oblong photo albums (31 x 45 cm), containing 112 stunning photographs of Egypt (mostly measuring: 20.5 x 26.5 cm, some slightly smaller: 20 x 25 cm and some slightly larger: 26.5 x 21 cm), all mounted paperdboard leaves measuring 30 x 42 cm. 49 photos are signed, in the negatives, by Béchard, 35 by Sebah and 28 are unsigned, and several have numbers and titles as well. The photographs in each volume are numbered in a later hand on the leaves (48, "19"[=21], 43). Near contemporary gold-tooled black half morocco; kept in matching half morocco boxes.

      Cf. N. Perez, Focus East (1988); G. Saretzky, History of photography (online). An extensive set of stunning photographs of Egypt by two of the most distinguished photographers of the Islamic world: Henri Béchard and Pascal Sebah. The collection is very well preserved and unusual in its scope. The volumes are thematically divided: the first album shows Cairo and daily life in the city, the second shows antiquities outside the city (pyramids, temples, funeral chambers, hieroglyphics etc.), and the third shows cities other than Cairo, e.g. Karnak, Louqsor, Bal el Molouk, Thebes, Edfou, Assouan, etc., along with ruins and other sites from those places. The photographs therefore not only show us the famous views and antiquities, but also give an acute portrayal of Egypt as a country and its everyday life at the time, which is not common in the usual touristic photo albums.Henri Béchard (active 1870-1880) was awarded the Gold medal at the Universal Exposition in 1878. His studio was in the Ezbekiyeh Gardens, Cairo. "His work is distinguished by the superb quality of his prints and the generally spectacular presentation of even the most common sites, such as the pyramids. His studies of people and costumes are even more interesting and point to a very personal involvement of the photographer in the life and customs of the country. His cityscapes and urban scenes were mostly taken from unusual angles in an attempt to cope with the narrow and confined spaces" (Perez). Pascal Sebah (1823-1886) was a leading photographer based in Constantinople, who catered to the Western European interest in the exotic "Orient" and the growing numbers of tourists visiting the Islamic world who wished to take home images of the city, ancient ruins in the surrounding area, portraits, and local people in traditional costumes. "Sebah rose to prominence because of his well-organized compositions, careful lighting, effective posing, attractive models, great attention to detail, and for the excellent print quality" ( Saretzky ).Only an occasional speck on the album leaves, otherwise a fine copy, with the photographs of a very high quality. The bindings also fine, only the boxes have some very minor wear along the extremities.

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        Signéponge

      First edition of the French translation. Signed autograph of the author "in Jos (Joliet) co-signer of this Signéponge ...". Joseph Joliet, alumnus Derrida became a very close friend of the philosopher. Very attentive to writing Joliet, Derrida write the preface to his novel, "The child sitting dog" and his support in difficult times (cf. Derrida Benoit Peeters). Pleasant copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Seuil Paris 1988 14x20,5cm broché

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        Literarischer Führer durch Italien: Ein Insel-Reise-Lexikon

      Insel Verlag, 1988 - 551 Seiten Artikel stammt aus Nichtraucherhaushalt! BU4074 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 581 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        FERNS (NN74)

      Collins 1988 - 1st 1988. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. New Naturalist No. 74. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. 21 colour photos and over 160 photos and diagrams in b/w. Wrapper spine is faded; some light edge-creasing. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas historico, biografico y militar Simon Bolivar

      La Habana - Cuba 1988 - Guillermo Grau Guardarrama (Compilador Cartografo e Investigador) - Nelsy Babiel Gutierrez (Asesora Literal). - Editado por el Instituto Cubano de Geodesia y Cartografia y la Editorial Pueblo y Educacion. Preparado e impreso por la Empresa de Cartografia. - Gutes und sauberes Exemplar, großformat, durchgehend farbig illustriert. (Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., Namenszug auf Innenklappe des Schutzumschlages. - - Gebunden in beschichtetes Leinen, tadellose Bindung, auch Schutzumschlag gut. - 64 Seiten. - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. Size: Quart (bis 35 cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La chasse au bonheur -

      Gallimard 1988 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8. 240 pp. Couverture souple imprimée à rabats. Intérieur parfait. Non coupé. Très bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Celui-ci un des 46 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé blanc de Hollande, premier grand papier, suivi par 56 exemplaires sur vélin pur chiffon de Rives. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Das höfische Duett-Faksimile

      Das höfische Duett. Bestehend aus den Faksimile-Editionen: Schachbuch des Jacobus de Cessolis und dem Krönungszeremoniale Kaiser Karls V. Mit Einführungsband zur Faksimileausgabe des Cod.Borg. Lat. 420 sowie Kommentarband zur Faksimileausgabe Cod.Pal.Lat.961. Belser Faksimile Editionen aus der Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. Stuttgart/Zürich, Belser Verlag, 1988/1989. Schachbuch: 72 Bl., Krönungszeremoniale: 22 Bl., Einführungsband: 48 S., Kommentarband: 141 S., 4/8, Faksimileausgaben in Ganzleder/ Begleitbände in Leineneinband in dekorativer Ganzlederbox. Das vorliegende Exemplar des höfischen Duetts trägt die beiden originalgetreuen Faksimile-Editionen der Handschriften aus der Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, die jeweils mit einem Zertifikat der Belser-Faksimile-Editionen die Originaltreue zur Handschrift bestätigen. Nummeriertes Exemplar: 469/888. Sehr schön erhalten. Schachbuch mit dekorativem Ledereinband und Goldschnitt, Krönungszeremoniale mit goldgeprägtem Ledereinband.

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        Das Schachbuch des Jacobus de Cessolis. Codex Palatinus 961. (Leinenkassette mit Kommentarband und Facsimileband)

      Zürich, Belser Verlag, 1988 - 141 (3), 69 (4) Seiten. Hier die aufwendig erstellte Facsimleausgabe in Ganzleder des Belser-Verlages, der Handschrift Pal. lat 961, "Das Schachbuch des Jacobus", entstanden 1458. Exemplar 87/2980. Sprache: Deutsch [Reproduktion, Bibliophilie, alte Drucke, Schach, Spiel, illustrierte Bücher, Mittelalter, Faksimile, Edition] 8°, 15 x 21 cm, (Kassette17 x 23,5 cm), sowohl Kassette, der Kommentarband (Leinen) und der Lederband der Facsimileausgabe in sehr guter sauberer Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-glass: Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations; Ninety-one Prints From the Original Wood Blocks

      London: Macmillan; printed by the Rocket Press, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. One of the really great Alice items, in an edition of 250 copies, this set as new, completely fine. Since their fist appearances in 1865 and 1872, there have been hundreds of printings of the Alice books with the Tenniel illustrations. All of these printings were from electroyped copies of the original wood blocks. In the past 150 years, no copies of the original images were printed from the original boxwood blocks until Macmillan decided on this edition. Because Macmillan had only used the original blocks to make electrotypes, the blocks survived in remarkably fine condition, and only one of the ninety-two original blocks was lost (printed here in electrotype). In the 1980s, Macmillan rediscovered the blocks (long forgotten in a bank vault) and commissioned a fine press company, The Rocket Press, to make a deluxe edition of the Tenniel illustrations by hand-inking the original blocks and printing all 91 images on a precision cylinder proofing press onto Alice Zerkall mould-made paper. Each printed images was then placed loose into an individual folder, each folder printed with relevant lines from Alice. Binding by The Fine Bindery, Wellinborough: the complete set of images-and-folders for each book placed loose in heavy morocco drop-back folding cases (burgundy leather over gray cloth, titles supplied in leather labels printed in gold). In addition to the two solander cases, there is a separate book (full gray cloth, title supplied in leather label printed in gold, also fine), "A Study of Sir John Tenniel's Wood-Engraved Illustrations" by Leo John De Freitas. All three volumes are in turn housed in a matching gray cloth slipcase (all fine, no bumps, etc). A separate announcement of the publication of the set, for friends of Macmillan Press, is laid in -- folded to fit the box, trivial wear. Individual prints from this set come up for sale occasionally, but this complete set in fine binding is very rare. After this printing, the blocks themselves were transferred to the British Library, never to be used again. Thus, this will remain the only edition of the iconic Tenniel illustrations ever printed from the actual blocks. There is a superb interview on Youtube with the director of Children's Books at Macmillan about the rediscovery and printing of this edition. Please contact the seller for more images and a link to the video.

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        Barlach zu Ehren. Bildhauergrafik von Theo Balden, Sabine Grzimek, Sylvia Hagen, Hermann Neumann, Otto Pankok, Werner Stötzer, Berndt Wilde. Bronzeplakette von Jo Jastram.

      7 sign. und num. Orig.-Graphiken (53 x 39 cm, bis auf eine auf Bütten) sowie 1 Orig.-Bronzeplakette, Lose Blätter u. OLwd.-Karton (darin eingelassene Bronzeplakette) in OLwd.-Kassette mit mont. illustr. Deckelschild., Tadell. Hrsg. von L. Lang und H. Marquardt. Mit Briefen von E. Barlach und Texten von K. Kollwitz, P. Schurek und O. Pankok. Frankfurt, Büchergilde Gutenberg 1988.Nr. 98 der bei der Büchergilde erschienen Exemplare (Nr. 96-125), Gesamtausgabe 150 Exempl.Die Orig.-Radierung von Otto Pankok mit Nachlaßstempel und eigh. Signatur von Eva Pankok.

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        Tagebücher. Gelesen von Antonio Saura.

      manus-presse, Stuttgart 1988 - Stuttgart, manus-presse, 1988. 4°. M. 69 Orig.-Lithographien v. Antonio Saura. 81 S. in beschrifteter OLwd.-Decke in OLwd.-Schuber. Nr. 40 v. 300 Exempl., im Impress. v. Künstler signiert. Der Text wurde v. Künstler selbst ausgewählt - Antonio Saura (1930 - 1998), spanischer Maler, Bruder d. Regisseure Carlos Saura, erste Einflüsse erhielt er v. Hans Arp u. Yves Tanguy. Anfang d. 50er Jahr ging er nach Paris u. knüpfte Kontakte zu d. Surrealisten, doch bald entwickelte er einen eigenen Stil, 1957 war er Mitbegründer d. Künstlergruppe "El Paso" in Madrid, ab 1967 lebte er in Paris u. engagierte sich im Widerstand gegen d. Franco-Regime, er war auch als Plastiker, Schriftsteller u. Bühnenbildner tätig, 1964 u. 1977 Teilnahme an d. Documenta in Kassel, seine Werke finden sich in großen internat. Museen. Nr. 40 v. 300 Exempl., im Impress. v. Künstler signiert. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED ***Signed***

      Charlton, South Carolina 1988 - Typed letter on personal letterhead dated June 13, 1988. The letter is signed "W. C. Westmoreland" in blue ink. The letter has two folds from mailing, otherwise in fine condition. Born in South Carolina in 1914, General William Westmoreland was commander of the U.S. Military Assistance Command in Vietnam. Initially, Westmoreland was a popular figure, becoming a full four-star general and being named TIME magazine's "Man of the Year" in 1965, but the bitter legacy of his role in the war haunted him, as the number of U.S. troops engaged grew from less than 20,000 to approximately 500,000, and victory was elusive. He died in South Carolina in 2005. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Russian Icons

      New York: Rizzoli, 1988. 230p. 154 color illustraitions of icons, 14 additional color illlustrations. Published in cooperation with the Patriach of Moscow. Printed in a very small print run, this magnificient volume contains one hundred previously unpublished illustrations of icons found in the Archaology Office of the Ecclesiastical Academy in Moscow. The first five chapters take the reader through the end of the sixteenth century with illustrations that have only appeared previously in Russian language editions. Ivanov; however, has produced here over half his text with beautiful photographs of icons never before seen from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Chapter Six, for instance, devoted to the seventeenth century and the longest in the book may be regarded as the focal point of the work. The span of ten centuries covered by Ivanov indicates that his book is in part a celerbation of the one-thousandth anniversary of the Christiianiazation of russia.

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        Catalogo ragionato generale dei dipinti di Mario Tozzi

      Milano, Giorgio Mondadori e Associati, 1988 - Testi di Achille Bonito Oliva, Pierre Restany, Marilena Pasquali. Ideazione e raccolta dei materiali di Francesca Tozzi. Catalogo delle opre realizzate dal 1911 al 1979. Con centinaia di illustrazioni in bianco e nero e tavole a colori. Apparati: Bibliografia. Esposizioni. Aste. Musei italiani e stranieri che conservano dipinti di Mario Tozzi. 2 volumi. 4to. pp. 362 + 462. . Ottimo (Fine). . . . Rilegato tela, sovracoperta, custodia (cloth, dust jacket, slip-case) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fantastic Mr. Fox

      London: Unwin Hyman Limited, 1988. Reprint. Very Good. Ninth impression. Signed by Roald Dahl on the front free end paper in black marker. Small ding to bottom edge of rear board and light bump to top corner of rear board, else Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket with price intact, with light surface wear. A very bright copy.

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        Skinhead Girl

      Self Published, Bath 1988 - 4to. 124pp. Glossy wraps as issued. Text in English. Numerous Black & White plates. Printed in an edition of 500 copies. One of the most desirable, and rare youth culture books to exist. Self published in 1988 in an edition of 500 copies, Mead's account and study of Skinhead girls succeeds in a way that only an account from the inside could. The text is about as frank an account of skinhead life as could exist, with all the good, and equally terrible bits. But the images! Page after page of ladybirds, crops, tassle loafers, DM's, MA1's and the rest, all submitted by Skin girls from around the world. A triumph of underground publishing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Zweiwochenschrift. Hrsg. von Hans Leybold (Nr. 5 hrsg. von Franz Jung). 1. Jahrg., Hefte 1-5. [Alles Erschienene.]

      Vollständige Folge einer der wichtigsten und seltensten frühexpressionistischen Zeitschriften mit prädadaistischem Impetus. - Nach dem Vorbild der ?Aktion? Pfemferts gedruckt, war die ?Revolution? für kurze Zeit das überregional bekannte Periodikum der Schwabinger Bohème, welche jedoch zunehmend von München nach Berlin zog der Kreis des Cafés Stefanie? fand sich nun im ?Café des Westens? am Kurfürstendamm wieder. Damit markiert die ?Revolution? gewissermaßen den bedeutsamen Endpunkt der Schwabinger Ära (vgl. Franz Jung. Der Weg nach Unten. Hamburg 1988, S. 77 ff.). Von den hierin erschienenen Publikationen gingen wesentliche Impulse für den Expressionismus aus gleichzeitig fanden sich in der ?Revolution? bereits einige Protagonisten des späteren Dadaismus zusammen, namentlich Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, Richard Huelsenbeck und Franz Jung. Eröffnet wurde die Reihe mit einer Reflexion über das Wort ?Revolution? von Erich Mühsam. - Die erste Nummer wurde aufgrund des von Hugo Ball verfassten Gedichtes ?Der Gehenkte? konfisziert. - Heft Nummer 5 erschien als Sondernummer für den Anarchisten und Psychoanalytiker Otto Groß, der auf Veranlassung seines Vaters in die Landesirrenanstalt Troppau eingeliefert worden war. Franz Jung erinnerte sich später an die Herausgabe der Sondernummer: ?Ich selbst hatte mir von Johannes R. Becher die Zeitschrift ?Revolution? ausgeborgt, die dieser in München zusammen mit Bachmair herausgab. Ich füllte die Zeitschrift mit Zuschriften und Beiträgen von Dichtern und Schriftstellern aus aller Welt für das Recht des individuellen Erlebens gegen den gefährlichen Starrsinn väterlicher Autorität. Dem Professor wurde die Fähigkeit abgesprochen zu lehren, ein Amt zu bekleiden - eine internationale Schande der Rechtswissenschaft. Zu Studentendemonstrationnen an den österreichischen Universitäten wurde aufgerufen. Nicht genug damit: ich hatte aus dem Grazer Adreßbuch Hunderte von Adressen herausgeschrieben, die Caféhäuser in Graz und Wien, die Universitäten, die Büchereien, die Buchhandlungen... ich habe über 1000 Exemplare der ?Revolution? auf diese Weise versandt [...] Als auch die Kampagne in der österreichischen Öffentlichkeit aufgegriffen wurde [...] gab der Alte klein bei.? (Ebenda, S. 84.) - Hugo Ball schrieb 1915 in seiner ?Totenrede? für Hans Leybold, der sich als Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg das Leben nahm, über die Herausgabe der fünf Hefte: ?Als die Zeitschrift gegründet war, verlangten die Abonnenten ein Programm. Leybold sprach: ?Wohlan denn, Ihr , wennschon immerhin: Hier habet ihr ein Programm. Und schrieb: ,Kampf gegen Seiendes, für Keimendes. Gegen Kunst - portiere, Kulturportiere, Avenariusse, Scharrelmänner, Obskuranten, Schwärzlinge, Hertlinge, Hohlwege, Panteutschisten, Stagnaten, Kastraten. Gegen literaturbehaftete Oberlehrer, kunstsinnige Kritiker, allgemeine Rundschauer. In summa: Gegen Zuständliches. Und fügte hinzu:Nichtschriftsteller heraus! Keine Literaten sollen gezüchtet werden. Da hatte man die Revolution! Da war sie. 20 Jahre alt war der Kerl. Sehr hurtig. Und paffte einfach drauf los.? (Die weissen Blätter. Jahrg. 2, Heft 4. S. 525.) - Die fünf Nummern enthalten u.a. Beiträge von Hugo Ball, Johannes R. Becher, Ernst Blass, Franz Blei, Max Brod, Leonhard Frank, Iwan Goll, Walter Hasenclever, Emmy Hennings, Kurt Hiller, Jakob van Hoddis, Richard Huelsenbeck, Franz Jung, Klabund, Else Lasker-Schüler, Alfred Lichtenstein, Erich Mühsam, Robert Musil, Karl Otten, Ludwig Rubiner, René Schickele. - Nummer 1 erschien in einer Auflage von 3000 Exemplaren, Nummern 2-5 in 5000 Exemplaren. - Druck in Rot und Schwarz auf holzhaltigem Zeitungspapier.- Hefte partiell mit sehr kleinen Flecken u. Randläsuren. Nr. 1 an Rücken u. Seitenkanten mit kleinen dezenten Restaurierungen u. Buchhandelsstempel, Umschlag von Nr. 1 u. Nr. 4 mit schwachen Notizen in Blei. Insgesamt gut erhaltene Folge der seltenen Reihe. - Raabe, Zeitschriften 16. - Raabe, Kat. Marbach 25.3. - Jentsch 11. - Dietzel/Hügel 2498. - Schlawe S. 14f. - Dada global S. 88. - Verkauf 181. - Akademie der Künste, Kat. 154, II 55. - Fähnders 34 u. 300. - Bolliger VI, 12.

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        The Broken Bubble

      Ultramarine / Arbor House (William Morrow), New York 1988 - Copy lettered "Z". Full Brown Leather. Ultramarine Binding Variant. Private Press, Lettered. Signed by Authors of Intro & Afterword. First edition, Ultramarine binding variant, lettered state. LIMITED TO ONLY 26 LETTERED COPIES, SIGNED BY TIM POWERS AND JAMES BLAYLOCK, who wrote the introduction and the afterword. Bound in full brown leather with gilt stamping on front cover, spine lettered in gilt. This limited issue was produced under contract with Arbor House and was bound up from their first edition sheets, making the Ultramarine issue a variant of the first edition (while not the first issue); it is also the first limited edition. Not issued in dust jacket. Non-SF novel, published posthumously. Book Condition: About Fine: Bright beautiful signed copy with a few small mild scuffs to the back. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Daijo kishinron giki [Commentary on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana]. By Fazang

      43; 57 leaves, eight columns per page. Part I ("kan jo") in two vols. 8vo (267 x 143 mm.) in orihon (accordion) format, pale brown paper wrappers, [Nara]: 1297. Extremely rare; this is one of the earliest substantial wood-block printed books created in Japan to survive. Todaiji Temple in Nara, founded in 728, was the chief temple of the Kegon sect of Buddhism and served as a center for the training of scholar monks. Part of the monks' activities was to print educational texts and to disseminate their religion using the new technology of woodblock printing. Two monks, Shoshu (1215-91) and Gyonen (1240-1321), were the first to establish an active printing program at the temple's printing house (the todaijiban). Collectively, the printing activities at the six main temples of Nara are today called naraban (nara editions). Any publication from the 13th century issued by any of the naraban is of the greatest rarity and almost never appears in the market. The text of this work is the classic exposition of Mahayana Buddhism. There is some controversy whether the text has an Indian Sanskrit origin or is a Chinese composition. Fazang (643-712), a Chinese scholar, wrote the present commentary which is generally recognized as one of the most authoritative works for the correct understanding of the text. Mahayana Buddhism arrived in Japan in the 7th century. "Todai-ji, though not exclusively devoted to one sect of Buddhism, had a strong interest in the doctrines and practices of the Kegon sect and acted as the center of Kegon Buddhism in Japan. Thus it was natural that when Todai-ji monks began to undertake printing, they should concentrate on Kegon doctrinal works… "The earliest known work printed at Todai-ji was a one-maki edition of a Kegon sect work, the Daijo-kishin-ron, produced in 1243. Later, emphasis was placed on the works of the Chinese monk Fa-tasang [Fazang], third patriarch of the Kegon sect, and copies of his works were printed in 1283 (the Kegon-gokyo-sho), 1297 (the Daijo-kishin-ron-giki) [the present book], 1328-31 (the Kegon-gyo tangen-ki), and 1332 (the Kegon-gyo zuisho-engi-sho). The first two were printed under the supervision of a monk with strong Zen affiliations named Zen-ni (1253-1325), and the last two were under a monk named Rikaku. It is unlikely, however, that either of these monks actually participated in the carving of the blocks. Zen-ni in particular was a comparatively important Buddhist scholar, and his role in the two works that mention his names was probably more in connection with the production of an authoritative text than with the actual printing."-Chibbet, The History of Japanese Printing and Book Illustration, p. 45. "These early and unadorned Buddhist texts seem to have been little sought or discovered by collectors outside Japan. Nothing of the sort exists in the Spencer collection of the New York Public Library, or the Chester Beatty collection in Dublin; Philip Hofer, most perceptive of collectors and a hawk for opportunity, seeking treasure in Japan of the 1950s, had his focus only upon manuscript. The Hyde collection formed at the same time, was an interesting exception."-Franklin, Exploring Japanese Books and Scrolls, p. 20. In very good condition, some worming restored. Manuscript reading marks have been supplied in black ink and punctuation marks and additional reading marks supplied in red ink. From the library of Donald and Mary Hyde (their sale, Christie's NYC, 7 October 1988, lot 57). Preserved in a box.

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        Barbeque'n with Bobby

      Ten Speed Press, 1988 Inscribed and dated by Bobby Seale on 9/22/1991 on the title page. Tight binding. Good cover has moderate edge wear. Sunning on outer page edges. 142 clean pages. Includes separate B&W photo of the Mr. Seale.Good cover has small scuff on back, small back cover surface scratch, light edge wear. Moderate soiling on outer page edges. 142 tanned, clean pages. In stock and ready to ship. Contains Southern and Western Style Barbeque Recipes, Veggie-Grill & LowFat Heart Smart Recipes including Sauces, Barbeque BASTE MARINADES, Side Dishes, & BobbyQue Quick recipes. All written by and with Bobby Seale's 50 years recipe-perfected pit-smoke and pit-grilling methodology.

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