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        Donna

      Grafica Uno, Milano 1989 - Carborundum Esemplare p.d.a. Firma, data e numerazione a matita. Timbro a secco dello stampatore Giorgio Upiglio. Stampato su carta Velin Arches

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        PANORAMA DU FLEUVE

      1989. 1. EXTER,ALEXANDRA. PANORAMA DU FLEUVE texte de Marie Colmont. Paris: Flammarion 1937. Square 9 3/4" opening to 8 feet, slight bit of edge rubbing else near Fine. This PERE CASTOR BOOK is illustrated by Russian emigre artist ALEXANDRA EXTER. One side is a striking full color panorama done in rich colors with much detail and style. The verso is illustrated in black & white where the text appears. In his article on Russian emigre artists (DAPA Winter 1989) A.L. de Saint-Rat comments about Pere Castor books: "If a break was to be made in format and style, Exter was to make it in the grandest manner...[the panoramas] are masterpieces of graphic design unsurpassed to this day."

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

      A first edition, first printing published by Picador in 1989. A fine book (usual toning to the pages) in a fine unclipped wrapper. A lovely copy in the unfaded wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Oriental Rugs. Volume 5. Turkoman

      Woodbridge Antique Collectors' Club 1989. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket First English Translation Edition Green/gilt hardback cloth cover 260mm x 210mm (10" x 8"). 318pp. 299 colour illustrations and 99 line drawings.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Two Stories.

      Privately printed, 1989 - Quarto. Original brown cloth, brown morocco label to spine with gilt titles, black morocco label with gilt design to front cover. Housed in the publisher's brown cloth slipcase. The slightest rubbing to spine ends and the edges of the slipcase, but a superb copy. With five woodcuts and three linocuts by Bhupen Khakhar. First edition, from a limited edition of 72 numbered copies, this one of the 60 in cloth and signed by Salman Rushdie. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Complete Novels and the Autobiography [48 volumes]

      London: The Folio Society. F. 1989-1999. Hardcover. Produced in association with the Trollope Society this is the first complete edition of Trollope's novels ever produced. Each volume is bound in quarter buckram over boards with gilt titles on the spine and each volume is contained in it's own slipcase. This set is in fine, bright condition with many of the volumes obviously having never been read, although a few slipcases show a little light shelfwear from storage. This is a heavy set of books weighing approx 45kg so please contact us for a shipping quote as our usual shipping charge will not cover the postage on this set. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: double B books]
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        Candlestick Point

      Tokyo & Millerton, NY: Gallery Min/Min J. Shirota & Aperture, 1989 Hardcover SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Near Fine with a touch of rubbing and a small bump to one tip in a custom-made acetate jacket in a Fine slipcase. Black faux leather-covered boards with mounted title plate to the front and gray title to the spine, no dj as issued in a black cardboard slipcase with mounted gray title plate. A very nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Lewis Baltz; essay by Guy Blaisdell. Unpaginated [136 pages] with 8 gatefolds; 72 duo-toned b&w and 12 color plates; 14 x 11.2 x 1 inches. Text in English and Japanese. SIGNED BY BALTZ on the dedication page (the first page) and inscribed. The catalogue for an exhibition of Baltz' topographic documentation of the debris and construction on Candlestick Point, San Francisco, held at Gallery Min, Tokyo, May 13 - July 2, 1989.

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        Ben Shahn: New Deal Artist in a Cold War Climate, 1947-1954

      University of Texas Press, Austin 1989 - A detailed and scholarly investigation of Shahn's life and work during the Cold War period; probably the best critical study of his work after Rodman's 1951 biography. In her note, the author states that she is "pleased with the way it turned out, although.as with any book there are some things I would do differently if I were to do it over again.I hope I have given a sense of the strength of Ben's commitment to both his political & aesthetic ideals during this period." Octavo (23.5 cm). Tan cloth boards; dustjacket; ix, 237pp. Presentation copy from the author to Shahn's widow Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with lengthy holograph note laid in, dated May, 1985. Fine copy. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on to front endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Fulbrook: A house you will love to live in : the sketchbook, letters, specifications of works & accounts for a house by Edwin Lutyens, 1896-1899

      Libanus Press 1989-01-01. 0948021160 25 to 30 cm tall, Quarto, (4to). Two books set. Limited edition, no 128 of 300 copies. In orange slip-case. Letters and sketches in one book, a facsimile of the specification of works in the second. Both books in very nice condition. Slip case a couple of strands of the cloth fraying. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide Hardcover Very Good

      [Bookseller: M Godding Ltd]
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        Visto. Settimanale di attualit? e cronaca.

      Subject: (Riviste). Milano, Rizzoli, 1989, A. I, annata completa, n 1/10 - 1990, A. II, annata completa, n 1/52 - 1991, A. III, annata completa, n 1/52 - 1992, A. IV, annata completa, n 1/52, lotto di centosessantasei fascicoli cad. di pp. 86

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Eight Etchings 1927-1934

      NY: Sylvan Cole Gallery, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Portfolio of etchings and preliminaries loose as issued. Fine in fine beige clamshell box lettered in gilt./No Dust Jacket. Bishop, Isabel. Folio, 36 x 29 cm. Limited edition, copy 35 of 50 of eight etchings by Isabel Bishop signed in facsimile. Until this printing, only proofs of these images were ever printed. Bishop died in 1988 never finding the plates for these studies. She spoke often of her search for these missing plates noting they were among the best she had done. The plates were eventually found in hallway cabinet of her home in Riverdale. Her son authorized this work by Steve Sholinsky, Bishop's printer since 1977 -- on Rives Heavyweight paper. Each plate housed in a separate titled folder.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        NOHOW ON

      [New York]: Limited Editions Club, (1989). Hardcover. Fine in a Fine handmade clamshell box of black Italian cotton lined on the inside with gray ultrasuede and a black goatskin spine label stamped in gold. Still contained within the original shipping box. Robert Ryman. Quarto (7-1/4" x 10-3/4") sewn and bound by hand by Carol Joyce in full black Nigerian Oasis goatskin leather with the spine and front board stamped in 22-carat gold leaf. Text printed at the Shagbark Press on paper from Cartiere Enrico Magnani; etchings printed on Arches at Wingate Studio and Renaissance Press. Illustrated by Robert Ryman who has created 6 ORIGINAL AQUATINTS, printed in tones of white, for this work. Copy #457 of 550 SIGNED on the colophon page by the author and the artist. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Grateful Dead Family Album

      Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Warner Books Inc, 1989. Signed Jerry Garcia . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by With Photos. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        Historia 16

      - Arte medieval.(7.033.3) Historia 16. Madrid. 1989. 24 cm. 11 v. : il. col. y n. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal con lomo estampado. Historia del Arte . Cubierta deslucida. BD28 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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        MODES ET REVOLUTIONS - 1780-1804, ----- [ Exposition Paris, musée de la Mode et du costume, Palais Galliera, Paris, février-mai 1989. ]

      Paris Musées - Paris 1989. 1 Volume/1. -- Parfait état -- Broché cousu , Format grand in-4° ( 32 x 24 cm )( 1300 gr ) ------- 239 pages. ************* [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Okmhistoire]
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        SPEAKING MY MIND: SELECTED SPEECHES

      New York: Simon & Schuster, (1989). First Edition. Cloth-backed boards. Fine in Fine dustwrapper. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the page with the publisher's small logo: "To Adam Katz--/Ronald Reagan/April 23-'93." Reagan is quite uncommon in authentically autographed books and is usually found with a signed bookplate attached. Forgeries on are like flies at an amusement park food facility.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Eye of Jazz: The Jazz Photographs of Herman Leonard

      VIKING PENGUIN, INC., NEW YORK, NY 1989 - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR/PHOTOGRAPHER. Pictorial Dust Jacket: light wear in a Mylar protective cover. Boards: Gilt title on the spine; light wear, few soil marks to back cover. Interior: black and white photographs. DATE PUBLISHED: 1989 EDITION: 70 VERY GOOD. JACKET: VERY GOOD- DJ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        BLACK BOOK: CHRISTOPHER WOOL - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

      (WOOL, CHRISTOPHER). Wool Christopher. BLACK BOOK: CHRISTOPHER WOOL - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. Koln, GERMANY & New York: Gisela Capitain & Thea Westreich, 1989. First Edition 1/350. Elephant Folio. Black Paper Over Boards. Artist's Book. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np (40pp), 17 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Christopher Wool's 1989 "Black Book" measures an immense 23 1/8 x 16 1/8", and consists of lush full page offset lithographic prints reproducing seventeen of the artist's iconic early single-word "stencil" drawings. A most handsome example of this sumptuous, exceedingly uncommon artist's book showing some typical minor scuffing and bumping to its matte black boards (as was deemed acceptable to the artist and publishers as part of this project) limited to three hundred and fifty copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED (232/350) by Christopher Wool in black ink on the rear the colophon still housed in its original cardboard shipping carton, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022519&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        ON THE FIRING LINE. THE PUBLIC LIFE OF OUR PUBLIC FIGURES

      NY: Random House, 1989. First edition. Speciial issue bound in gilt-stamped fulll leather with all edges gilt and including one typed manuscript page with Buckley's hand corrections and signed by him in the top margin inserted in a pocket on the front pastedown as issued. Limitation not specified. Introduction by Alistair Cooke. Slight roll on the spine leather; otherwise, an unread copy in Fine condition. The manuscript page is numbered "-331-" and appears in corrected form on p238 in the text. Contents are Buckley's review of a sex scandel involving an administrative aide during his administration and Truman Capote's seeking Buckley's help in getting a documentary on capital punishment on the air. The page ends with the first line of Capote's interview on Buckley's "The Firing Line." . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        Lovejoy. Excerpts from a Memoir. A Commentary and Etchings by Bruce Chandler with an Epilogue by Anthony Lewis

      Boston: Heron Press, 1989. Folio. 33pp., unbound, as issued. Of an edition of 115 copies, this is one of fifteen printed on handmade paper, with an extra etching laid-in, and signed by Chandler and Lewis. Illustrated with eight etchings by Chandler, one of which is a double-page fold-out. Elijah Parish Lovejoy was an Abolitionist minister and printer from Albion, Maine who, in the words of John Quincy Adams, was "the first American Martyr to the Freedom of the Press & the Freedom of the Slave." Chandler's handsome book draws from the memoir written by Lovejoy's brothers after his murder at the hands of a mob in Illinois in 1837. Bruce Chandler has been printing at the Heron Press for the past twenty years. His work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast, and is in collections as far afield as the British Museum and the Bodleian Library. This book is not only beautiful but, as Lewis' epilogue points out, has great significance in our time. Fine in a blue cloth chemise with matching morocco-backed blue clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting

      Souvenir Press. London. 1989. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. 4to. (12.1 x 8.8 inches). One of only 150 copies, numbered and signed by Searle. Fully illustrated throughout with sixty full page colour plates by Searle, each with a humorous book related title on the opposite leaf. Single page introduction by Searle at the front and 4pp humorous glossary of book collecting terms at the end of the book. Fine copy in the publishers original dark blue leatherette binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Mustard yellow endpapers. A beautiful copy of this very amusing book. ---- "A splendid book; for the wicked mind of Ronald Searle, for the freshness of the cartoons, for the pithiness of the glossary but most of all for reminding both booksellers and book collectors that the business can be fun!". - The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association Newsletter.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        il trionfo della morte di Palermo - l' opera le vicende conservative il restauro

      sellerio 1989 - Unica monogrofia che contiene l'analisi dettagliata dell'affresco quattrocentesco del Trionfo della Morte di Palermo. Il volume è stato pubblicato in occasione delll'esposizione dell'affresco del Trionfo della Morte presso il Palazzo Abatellis di Palermo dal luglio ad ottobre 1989, al termine del restauro presso l'Istituto Centrale del Restauro di Roma. L'intervento di restauro dei quattro pannelli che compongono il dipinto, ha permesso di riportare l'opera all'antico splendore in cui si presentava nelle pareti del cortile del Palazzo Sclafani di Palermo. Sono presenti i resoconti e la relazione degli interventi applicati all'opera che un ricco apparato iconografico che permette di vedere le differenze prima e dopo il restauto. Interessanti e capitoli introduttivi di Maria Grazia Paolini, Carlo Giantomassi, Donatella Zari, Maria Andaloro, Vincenzo Scuderi, Michele Cordaro, sulla cronologia storica del dipinto, sulla tecnica pittorica utilizzata, sulle attribuzioni, sulle tecniche di esecuzione, sulla simbologia, sui raffronti con le altre rappresentazioni italiane ed europee, sulla convervazione del dipinto sino alla stacco da Palazzo Sclafani a seguito dei bombardamenti della seconda guerra mondiale. Concludono l'opera le immagini fotografiche a colori dell'opera nel dettaglio. 24 x 22, 88 pp. con ill. in b/n nt e ft + 62 pp. di tav. a colori ft

      [Bookseller: Libreria Del Corso]
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        Archive for "Dean R. Koontz in the Fictional Melting Pot" in Writer's Digest (Signed)

      1989. Original typescript.. All items fine.. Koontz was interviewed by Stanley Wiater for <i>Writer&#39;s Digest</i> magazine; the result was published in the November, 1989 issue. Included here are two typescript (computer printout) drafts of the interview: the first draft (2 copies) as prepared by Wiater, and the second draft, typed and edited by Koontz. With the second draft is an <u>autograph letter signed</u> by Koontz, saying "More Koontz blatherings have raised the page count from 12 to 16. I think this should satisfy Bill. If not, I&#39;m on Mars for the next six months." Also included is an <u>autograph letter signed</u> transmitting four author photos (not included) for <i>Writer&#39;s Digest</i> to choose from and a <u>typed letter signed</u> transmitting two versions of the same page of text from Koontz&#39;s <i>A Bad Place</i> for use illustrating the author&#39;s writing process in the article. The two pages of text, reproducing the author&#39;s holograph corrections, are included. Lastly, there is a photocopy of the article as it was published, which differs somewhat from the two drafts included here. One (folded) mailing envelope included. All items are fine. Koontz autograph material is uncommon, and this small archive provides a glimpse of the writer at work, commenting on his own work, and carefully revising it and clarifying it -- including the interview text -- prior to publication.

      [Bookseller: Bloody Rare Books, LLC]
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        Inside World

      New York: Thea Westreich, 1989. Fine in gilt-stamped red boards, matching red slipcase; original artwork also fine.. Deluxe Edition. Quarto in slipcase. Number 4 of 250 numbered copies; SIGNED by Prince and dated 1989. With a SIGNED handwritten joke laid in as issued: "What a kid I was. / I remember practicing / the violin in front of / a roaring fire. My / old man walked in. He / was furious. We / didn&#39;t have a fireplace." An early artists&#39; book by Richard Prince, mostly full-bleed color images of cowboys, bikers, girlfriends, and jokes, with several pages of birdtalk scattered in. Sometimes overlooked is Prince&#39;s role as co-curator of the exhibition at Kent Gallery for which this book was published. In this capacity, Prince seamlessly weaves the work of Man Ray, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol into his own narrative. So successful is this appropriation that most casual readers never notice the other collaborators.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        HISTORIA DEL TOREO Y DE LAS PRINCIPALES GANADERÍAS DE ESPAÑA

      - Madrid, 1989. Facsímil de la edición de 1850. 4º M, 380 p. 2 h. Magnífica encuadernación en piel entera gofrada, nervios conserva cubiertas originales y lomera. Estuche. - Tiene 15 retratos a toda plana de los más célebres lidiadores y 8 grabados de las suertes del toreo. Todos ellos en color y en papel registro. Muchos grabados en b/n entre texto y cabeceras. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting.

      Souvenir Press. London. 1989 - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. 4to. (12.1 x 8.8 inches). One of only 150 copies, numbered and signed by Searle. Fully illustrated throughout with sixty full page colour plates by Searle, each with a humorous book related title on the opposite leaf. Single page introduction by Searle at the front and 4pp humorous glossary of book collecting terms at the end of the book. Fine copy in the publishers original dark blue leatherette binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Mustard yellow endpapers. A beautiful copy of this very amusing book. ---- "A splendid book; for the wicked mind of Ronald Searle, for the freshness of the cartoons, for the pithiness of the glossary but most of all for reminding both booksellers and book collectors that the business can be fun!" - The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association Newsletter. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        Histoire des médecins et pharmaciens de marine et des colonies

      Privat, 1989. Relié un papier un pau frissé au haut de la jaquette sans gravité. Ouvrage pratiquement neuf

      [Bookseller: Le Lutrin des Alpages]
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        Dolan&#39;s Cadillac

      Lord John Press, California, 1989. 1st edition, limited. Number 155 of 1000, SIGNED by the author. Carell Eggshell Text paper. Design by Robert Schneider, binding by Marianna Blau. Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked, cloth-backed decorated boards. Cadillac motif to both panels. An exceptional example and highly uncommon in such positive condition. Scans no request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        One Up On Wall Street

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989. First Edition, First Printing of this classic volume in investing; one of the all time best- selling of books in the field. Octavo. Original boards. Pages tanned, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author. Uncommon. This informative piece is something The Wall Street Journal has said "[a]ll investors would do well to heed this advice."It is "[t]he #1 money manager" (Time), and "[a] witty, insightful and engaging look at the world of stock picking through the eyes of one of America&#39;s premier stock pickers" (Joy O. Light, Harvard University). One Up on Wall Street is one of the writings in which Lynch has coined some of the best known mantras of the modern individual investing strategies.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Western Poultry History

      First Edition - 1989, Authentic looking book from the Pacific Egg and Poultry Assoc, Rare printing, Very Good condition, No creases, only small mark from thumbing textblock, from private collection COLLECTIBLE BOOK [08F]

      [Bookseller: StuffCenter]
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        René-Louis des Forêts *

      Sans lieu 1989. - Dessin original signé, daté et signé à la mine de plomb, au verso d'une ancienne composition, tampon d'atelier. L'artiste lisait ce poète, parmi bien d'autres, auquel elle sembla s'intéresser dans les années 1989-1992.Cet admirable portrait en est l'un des plus aboutis.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Art of Charles Blackman

      Andre Deutsch, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. VGC.Andre Deutch,1989.Rare first edition.Large format blue hardback(gilt lettering on the front cover & spine) with laminated Dj(some nicks & scratches on the laminated cover),both in VGC.Ex-library book with stamp,pocket,sticker but in VGC.Illustrated with 200 colour,b/w plates.Nice & clean pages with some ink marks on the outer edges,some creases and small nicks inside the pages.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear.272pp including An interview with Charles Blackman,select bibliography,selected exhibitions,list of illustrations(including date,title,dimensions and Gallery).A collectable first edition.Price un-clipped.Heavy and oversized book.First edition. This is another paragraph Book desciption: One of the achievements of this book is that it records for the first time the crucial early years of Blackman&#39;s art,during the 1950s, when an astonishing and vigorous outpouring of drawings and paintings immediately defined a major new talent.

      [Bookseller: Alpha 2 Omega Books]
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        Inni. Di quest&#39;Opera sono stati impr

      Milano,: Centro Lombardo Arte, 1989,. Edizione a cura di Bruno Scajola. Prefazione di Antonio Aloni. Traduzione di Giulio Guidorizzi. cm.37,5x54,pp.176,Leg.ed.alla francese, contenitore a libro in piena pelle, incisioni in oro ed a secco

      [Bookseller: Libreria Chiari]
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        BETHANY'S SIN

      Kinnell Publications, London 1989 - Publisher's leather binding of the first hardcover edition, not offered for sale. Bound from the first sheets supplied by the printer, in red half-leather with maroon cloth over boards. One of only two copies bound thus for the publishers of Kinnell. This half-leather bound issue preceded a later version which matched the full-leather issues of the Jack Vance titles published by Kinnell. A lengthy Letter of Provenance provided on the Kinnell letterhead from Richard Lewis, one of the two founders. Raised bands. Lettering and rule on spine in gilt. Top and foredge of the text block in gilt. Headbands. A very fine and bright, as new copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        32 Counties

      London, UK: Secker and Warburg, , 1989. Book. As New. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This true first edition, first printing (first impression) with the number "1" to the copyright page to indicate a true first print in a near fine Dust Jacket. Signed on the title page by [11] of the contributors Seamus Heaney, Thomas Kilroy, John Banville, Paul Muldoon, Nuala Ni Dhomnaill, Frank McGuinness, Edna O&#39;Brien, Brendan Kennelly, Peter Sirr, Michael Longley and Dermot Healy.

      [Bookseller: Kelleher Rare Books]
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        Scorsese on Scorsese (Signed First Edition)

      Boston: Faber and Faber, 1989. First American Edition. INSCRIBED by Martin Scorsese in an early hand on the front endpaper. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        A Prayer for Owen Meany [One of 250]

      NY: Morrow. (1989). The trade publisher&#39;s limited edition of what may be his best-loved novel. A portion of this book was the basis for the 1998 film Simon Birch. Number 172 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in acetate dust jacket and slipcase. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Miles. The Autobiography

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1989. With Quincy Troupe. Octavo. Original brown quarter cloth, brown boards, titles to spine gilt, tan endpapers. With the dust jacket. Minor fading of ends of spine. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with a small mark on the lower panel. Fifth printing, this copy signed by Miles on the front free endpaper. Exceptionally uncommon signed, we have only encountered one other signed copy, a scarcity which would be explained by the circumstances attending the book&#39;s publication. Quincy Troupe, Miles&#39;s co-author recounts in his memoir, Miles and Me, that shortly before publication in late September 1989, Miles, who guarded his privacy ferociously, had told Troupe that he would not do a "book tour to support our book." Troupe "told the editors at Simon and Schuster that he [Davis] wouldn&#39;t tour or give talks or sign books &#133; they didn&#39;t believe me and when he refused to do it, bad feelings developed between Miles and the company." Coupled with this, the book was published just two years before Miles&#39;s death, during which time he endured chronic ill-health; he was a diabetic and suffered from a mysterious flu-like virus, ascribed by some biographers to AIDS - which Miles vehemently denied - before succumbing to heart failure due to pneumonia and complications from the two strokes on Sept. 28 1991. A lovely copy of this important and rarely signed autobiography.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ALL THE KING&#39;S MEN

      New York: Limited Editions Club, (1989). Hardcover. Slight imperfection to the leather on one spine, still Fine in a Fine slipcase, still in the original shipping box. Hank O&#39;Neal. Two quarto volumes (9" x 11-1/2") bound in goatskin leather and linen. Handsome production of this Pulitzer Prize winner illustrated with10 photogravures by Hank O&#39;Neal made from the original negatives by Jon Goodman working under the direction of the photographer. Copy #457 of 600 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and the photographer on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Patmos *

      Pierre-Alain Pingoud, Lausanne 10.1989. - Broché 18 x 19, couverture lie-de-vin imprimée à rabats. Une splendeur. quasi introuvable - mais n' a-t-on pas tous les livres du PAP ? Édition originale. L'un des 15 exemplaires de tête numéroté et signé (par les deux complices) sur Ingres de Thalo avec lavis original, suivi de 485 ordinaires qui ne le possèdent pas mais sont tirés sur le même voluptueux PAPier.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Slightly Foxed?but Still Desirable: Ronald Searle's wicked world of Book Collecting

      [London:] Souvenir Press, [1989] One of 150 specially bound copies, signed by Searle. Full navy leather with gilt spine. . Small folio. Color illustrations. Glossary A fine copy. A compilation of cartoons, illustrating common bookseller's terms: "Cracked, but holding"; "Lovingly thumbed by former owner"; "Stitching a little loose"; "Neat underlining"; "A little dog-eared but otherwise acceptable", etc.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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