The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1990

        Postmortem (Inscribed, Edgar Award Winner)

      New York: Charles Scribner, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Beautiful collector's copy of the mystery writer's first book and winner of the Edgar Award. Introduces Dr. Kay Scarpetta to the world. This copy briefly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. Fine in fine unclipped dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      Limited Editions Club [New York]: Limited Editions Club, (1990). First Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a suede-lined linen clamshell box with leather label. Alfred Eisenstaedt. Oblong folio (14-1/2" x 11") bound in blue goatskin leather and linen boards. Illustrated with five photogravures by Alfred Eisenstaedt printed from the original negatives created by Eisenstaedt in 1952 for the Life Magazine appearance of the novel. Copy #349 of 600 numbered copies SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. Monthly letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
 2.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        New Naturalist No. 76 THE HEBRIDES

      London: Collins, 1990. An excellent copy of the first and only hardback edition; pp. 416, with 21 colour photographs, and over 150 photographs in black and white. Dust jacket fine, bright and fresh, perhaps a hint of fading on the spine, still with yellow to Gannet's head, (very rare to have the yellow colour to Gannet's head) not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green buckram binding fine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, appears unread, as new. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THE HEBRIDES A Natural History

      Collins, 1990. 0002198843. 1st edn. 8vo. Original gilt lettered green buckram cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (Fine in protective wrapper, not price clipped). Pp. 416 (no inscriptions), illus with 21 coloured and over 150 b&w photos. New Naturalist no. 76. .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Hebrides: New Naturalist Book 76

      London: Collins 1990 - Near fine and incredibly scarce 1st edition HB in publisher dark green buckram boards with gilt title to spine and no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has no fade and just very slight wrinkling to front cover. This is a superb copy of 416pp. incl. 21 colour photos and over 150 photos and diagrams in b/w. Originally part of a large collection of Collins New Naturalists, which were ordered as published from Blackwells in Oxford by a fastidious collector. (15 x 22cm)

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Hebrides. A Natural History.

      London: Collins 1990 - First edition, 8vo, 416 pp. 21 colour and over 150 black and white illustrations. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, very slight sunning of spine, near fine. New Naturalist series no. 76.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Hebrides. The New Naturalist.

      1st. Ed. Pub. Collins. 1990 - Very minor fading to spine of dustwrapper with yellow of Gannets heads still visible - which is uncommon. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper. Not price clipped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C. Arden Bookseller]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Hebrides. A Natural History.

      London: Collins, (1990). . First edition, 8vo, 416 pp. 21 colour and over 150 black and white illustrations. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, very slight sunning of spine, near fine. New Naturalist series no. 76.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 8.   Check availability:     Booksatpbfa     Link/Print  


        Biotherm (for Bill Berkson). [Together with a booklet] Companion to Biotherm (for Bill Berkson).

      San Francisco: Arion Press, 1990.. Bill Berkson, essay. 44 loose sheets plus text booklet. Folio. 44 loose sheets in red silk clamshell box; text bound in stitched paper wrappers in pocket of portfolio. First edition. Illus. with 42 lithographs. No. 36 of 150 copies (of a total edition of 180), signed by Dine. "'Biotherm' is the last long poem of Frank O'Hara, whose accidental death in 1966 at age forty deprived America of one of its most vital and innovative poets. The poet and critic Bill Berkson, to whom the poem is addressed, provided an essay and compiled a glossary to explicate the references in the poem and to recount the circumstances of its writing. The artist Jim Dine knew O'Hara and admired his work. Challenged by O'Hara's brilliant experimentation in 'Biotherm', Dine's prints pay a vibrant homage to the poet and engage themes in the poem. Biotherm, a true livre d'artiste, is the sixth collaboration between Jim Dine and Andrew Hoyem" (Arion Press catalogue). A near fine copy, contents fine but for crease on half-title, in a clamshell box with a soil spot on front cover and faint edge wear to corners; booklet is a fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Tiber Books]
 9.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        EMIL NOLDE. Catalogue Raisonné of The Oil-Paintings. Volume One 1895-1914. Volume Two 1915-1951.

      Electa Londra 1990 2 voll. ril. in tela con sovr.ill.a col. e cust.rigida., cm 30x27,5 , pp 604 +644 ,1356 tavv. e ill. a col. e b/n.. Ediz. inglese.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
 10.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Final Judgement Construction Company Annual Report & Literary Journal

      (n.p.): Well-Defended Press. 1990. A spoof on corporate reports, with contributions by a number of Canadian writers including Kinsella, Ann Knight, Spider Robinson (an award-winning science fiction writer) and others. Kinsella contributes "An excerpt from my essay, Treacherous Snivelling and Other Dangerous Trends in Contemporary U.S. Poetry." Also includes a poem (in Latin, no less) by "Silas Ermineskin," one of the central characters in a number of Kinsella's highly praised Indian stories -- a Kinsella alter-ego. Ermineskin's contribution is signed by "Ermineskin," somewhat illegibly. Also signed by Kinsella, Knight, Robinson and five others, presumably all the contributors, although the use of pseudonyms on the contributions makes it impossible to determine, from internal evidence alone, if this is the case. Folded sheets, with plain card-stock covers: apparently a home-made production of someone with a copier and a laser printer, and the friendship of a number of Canadian literary figures. Although the limitation is not stated, and the production methods did not preclude creation of more copies, we are told that there were only 30 copies of this done. 24 pages, folded sheets in cardstock covers. OCLC locates only one copy, in the Canadian national archives. Fine. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
 11.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Four Past Midnight

      New York: Viking. NF/NF. 1990. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 0670835382 . 1st edition/1st printing. First printing with the number line beginning with '1'. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the front end page: 'For Kris [last name] - With best wishes, Stephen King 8/9/93'. An excellent, authentic example of King's writing and signature. The book is straight, clean, tight, has no previous owner handwriting or soiling, and would be graded fine except that it has a remainder mark on the bottom page edges and very slight rubbing to the gilt of the 'SK' on the lower front cover (no problems with the gilt printing on the spine). The dustjacket is in near fine + condition: price intact, clean, crisp, unfaded, with only one short, completely closed edge tear with no loss of material to the upper front edge, and it is in a removable clear mylar cover to keep it in excellent condition. 'Past midnight, something happens to time--as shown in these 4 tales.' ; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      [New York]: Limited Editions Club, (1990). First Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a suede-lined linen clamshell box with leather label. Alfred Eisenstaedt. Oblong folio (14-1/2" x 11") bound in blue goatskin leather and linen boards. Illustrated with five photogravures by Alfred Eisenstaedt printed from the original negatives created by Eisenstaedt in 1952 for the Life Magazine appearance of the novel. Copy #349 of 600 numbered copies SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. Monthly letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Three Autograph Letters + 1 photograph

      Auckland 1990 - 3 hand-written letters from Hone Tuwhare to his friend Barbara Irwin. Barbara Irwin was a neighbour of Tuwhare's when he was living in Dundas Street, Dunedin. One letter dated 27 September 1990, the other two 9 October 1990. Four pages of writing. Page dimensions: 298 x 210mm. Together with a colour photograph of Hone with the dog Jessie. Photograph dimensions: 153 x 102mm. "You certainly go for the jugular in your evaluation of President BUSH & the U. S. role rattling rusty sabred in the hot sands of Arabia." One of the letters mentions Tuwhare's future move from Dundas Street to Elder Street. "Richard got in touch with me by phone and has told me he is moving my property (word-processor, Video, recorder, art work, books, manuscripts, bed, mattress etc) to my new abode [. . .] I'm closer to the pubs! [. . .] The first thing I'd like to do is to throw a dinner party for you after I've sorted my gear out in my new place." ; 4to; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Nellens

      (Brussels): Roulanta Art Books. (1990). First. First edition. Quarto. Text in German, Dutch, French, and English. Fine in about fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Roger Nellens over three pages which includes a mixed media collage and drawings by the artist, using magazine clippings, features, markers, and poster paint. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 15.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Symbolik und Mythologie der alten Völker (Six Volumes)

      Olms 1990 - 3487043726 A beautiful six volume set in red cloth of Creuzer's important work. The last two volumes are F.J.Mone's Geschichte des Heidenthums im Nordlichen Europa, reprinted from the 1822 edition, but still bear Creuzer's name on the title. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        MARYLAND AND DELAWARE GENEALOGIST,|THE

      Washington, DC and then St. Michaels, MD: Raymond B. Clark Jr., 1990. stapled stiff paper wrappers. SH. 4to. stapled stiff paper wrappers. various pagination. B1-796. 125 (of 133 issues) of this periodical. Volume I, 1 to Volume XXXI, No.3. Ceased publication with this last issue. Filled with articles of interest to anyone studying Delaware genealogy. Lacks the following whole numbers: 10, 12, 21, 50, 77, 85, 90, 93.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press ]
 17.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America (Signed First Edition, with typed letter signed)

      Altadena, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1990. First Edition. First Edition. Presentation copy, INSCRIBED by the author to noted bookseller Joanna Grimes on the blank leaf opposite the title page: "Presented to / Joanna Grimes / Much thanks for your years of help and support in my photohistorical projects / Stanley B. Burns, M.D. / 21 February 1991." Laid in is an accompanying typed letter signed from Burns to Ms. Grimes (then proprietor of the Old Hickory Bookshop), in which Burns discusses the acclaim the book has received, and also notes current exhibitions and six ongoing photobook projects. Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is somewhat shelfworn, but has no chips or tears.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
 18.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Porti di mare

      Art&, Udine 1990 - testo di Aldo Rossi e Roberta Valtorta, progetto grafico di Maurizio Zanuso Pagine: 120 96 in duotone. Lingua: italiano cartonato con svc. Illustrata con fascetta [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: obiettivolibri]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Egon Schiele L'opera completa

      Leonardo 1990 Catalogo Ragionato e inclusa biografia - Testo in Inglese - rilegato tela sovracoperta formato 23x30 - illustrato pag.688 - ottimo esemplare - sovracoperta lievissimo taglio 3158

      [Bookseller: Pennasilico]
 20.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      Limited Editions Club (1990), [New York] - Oblong folio (14-1/2" x 11") bound in blue goatskin leather and linen boards. Illustrated with five photogravures by Alfred Eisenstaedt printed from the original negatives created by Eisenstaedt in 1952 for the Life Magazine appearance of the novel. Copy #349 of 600 numbered copies SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. Monthly letter laid in. Fine in a suede-lined linen clamshell box with leather label [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Stanzas for an imaginary garden

      Tuscaloosa, AL: Parallel Editions, University of Alabama, 1990. 12mo (23 cm; 9"). [14] ff. Paz (1914–98), Mexico's leading poet of the second half of the 20th century and winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature, "was approached [by the municipal government of Mexico City] with a proposal to build a public garden whose gates and walls would be decorated with his poems. The garden was to be located in Mixcoac where Paz spent most of his childhood and adolescence. Mixcoac, once a charming village of the city, is now a desolate, deafening and polluted, anonymous corner of the spreading megalopolis. Paz designed the verbal plantings for the garden, but after visiting the site, decided it was impossible: Mixcoac had become another world. His poems, then, became stanzas for an imaginary garden, to be built or unbuilt somewhere else" (Introduction). Here his poems are printed by Steve Miller, in an edition of => only 75 copies, using Bembo types on dampened Frankfurt mouldmade paper; they are present in Spanish with Eliot Weinberger's English translation opposite. => John dePol has provided the black and white and colored wood engravings. "The binding design and execution is by Paula Marie Gourley, with assistance from Kimberly Brodie and Robert LeTourneaux" (colophon). This is copy 50, and has been => signed on the half-title by Paz, Weinberger, and DePol. Provenance: From the collection of Gerson Leiber, the artist, engraver, sculptor, and book collector. Binding is a of richly multicolored paste paper over boards. Fine copy.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Blinds & Shutters

      Genesis, UK 1990 - FIRST EDITION, one of a very small number SIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL. Generally considered the most beautiful book to document the rock-and-roll era. A FINE COPY in the original shipping box. Lavish, profusely illustrated tribute book to the photographer Michael Cooper, best known for his photographs of the rock music world in the 1960s and early 1970s. With over 600 photographs by Cooper and contributions from 93 important artists, musicians, and writers of the era, including Francis Bacon, William Burroughs, Eric Clapton, Jim Dine, Allen Ginsberg, David Hockney, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Warhol, and many others. The edition was limited to 5000 copies (this is number 2535) each signed by a different selection of contributors. This copy is signed by: Billy Al Bengston, Peter Blake, Eric Clapton, Adam Cooper, John Dunbar, Allen Jones, Craig Kaufmann, Ann Marshall, Colin Self, Andy Warhol, and Bill Wyman. Copies signed by Warhol are extremely rare: Warhol died in 1987 as the book was being assembled and only signed a handful of copies (anecdotally, perhaps as few as 20). Guildford UK: Genesis Publications / Hedley, 1990. Quarto, original black morocco and yellow buckram; original handmade silkscreen box with a sliding blind revealing a photograph unique to each copy; original shipping box. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
 23.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Den Arabiske Rejse 1761-1767. En dansk ekspedition set i videnskabshistorisk perspektiv.

      Munksgaard, København 1990. 1. udgave. Lille folio. 413 sider. Illustreret i s/h og farver. Indbundet i et smukt halvbind af sort gedeskind med forgyldt rygdekoration og -titel samt guldsnit foroven (Ole Olsen/Co´libri).. Pragtværk om den dansk-ledede internationale ekspedition til "Det lykkelige Arabien". Undervejs omkom alle ekspeditionens deltagere på nær Carsten Niebuhr, der sikrede dens resultater og eftermæle

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
 24.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Complete Works of Ernest Hemingway [20 Volumes - Easton Press]

      Easton Press. LEATHER BOUND. The Leather Bound Library of the Complete Works of Ernest Hemingway. Full leather bound in brown leather with hubbed spines, silk bookmarks, silk moire endpapers, decorative bindings, gilded page edges, and illustrations throughout. Titles include: A Movable Feast, Islands in the Stream, In Our Time, Green Hills of Africa, To Have and Have Not, The Dangerous Summer, By-Line, The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, Death in the Afternoon, The Torrents of Spring, Winner Take Nothing, The Garden of Eden, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, A Farewell to Arms, The Fifth Column, Men Without Women, Across the River and into the Trees, True At First Light, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. Fine: light scratching on spine of 'Winner Take Nothing', tiny tear on spine of 'By-Line', faint scuff marks on boards of six volumes. . Very Good. 1990.

      [Bookseller: Juniper Books LLC]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        DIE LAMBETH APOKALYPSE

      Stuttgart: Müller & Schindler, 1990. No. 23 OF 250 SPECIAL COPIES in the deluxe binding (apparently apart from a smaller version of this same facsimile issued by the same publisher in a run of 550 copies without the recessed enamel cover) . Hardcover. Reproducing Two Magnificent Works of Art,Including a 13th Century Limoges Book Cover. 290 x 210 mm (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). Text:; Box: 330 x 245 mm. (13 x 9 3/4"). Two volumes (including commentary volume in German). Commentary by Ruth Mettler, Nigel Morgan, and Michelle Brown. No. 23 OF 250 SPECIAL COPIES in the deluxe binding (apparently apart from a smaller version of this same facsimile issued by the same publisher in a run of 550 copies without the recessed enamel cover). The facsimile volume in maroon calf over bevelled boards, a sterling silver facsimile seal of the archbishop of Canterbury attached to the center of the front board, brass clasps and four brass corner guards, double raised bands; the companion volume in matching leather; both in a very sturdy leatherette box lined with cork, the commentary volume in the bottom of the box, a cork divider between it and the facsimile on top of it, another cork divider atop the facsimile, a leatherette lid with a wide handle, and, on top of it all, A STUNNING DETACHABLE REPRODUCTION IN GOLD AND ENAMEL OF A MEDIEVAL BOOK COVER DEPICTING CHRIST IN MAJESTY, the main part of the image within a sunken panel, and the whole attached with gold nails to a wood backing. With full-page frontispiece depiciting a Benedictine scribe being directed by the Virgin Mary and a talkative Christ Child, first page with eight-line historiated initial featuring elaborate extension into lower margin inhabited by a peacock, 78 half-page miniatures of scenes from Revelations illuminated with 23-karat gold, 28 half-page miniatures (two per page) depicting Christian legends, and 14 full-page miniatures of the Virgin Mary, Christ, and various saints. With color prospectus and publisher's certificate of authenticity laid in. A couple of faint scratches to covers of commentary volume, otherwise a virtually mint copy. This is a most remarkable large-format facsimile in that it reproduces two magnificent works of art--the Lambeth Apocalypse and a memorable 13th century Limoges book cover. The Lambeth Apocalypse dates to the 13th century, when Medieval English book illustration was at its peak. The subtle colors (predominantly pink, mint green, blue, and a dull orange), are very well reproduced, and the use of actual gold leaf on many of the images enhances the verisimilitude. The figures are graceful and attenuated, the folds of the garments are crisp, and the monsters and demons are fittingly gruesome. In addition to illustrations of John's mystic revelations, the manuscript includes some striking full-page images, among them the Virgin and Child, the Crucifixion, the risen Christ with Mary Magdalene, the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, and St. Catherine of Alexandria. Currently in the Victoria and Albert Museum, our gold and enamel book covering beautifully recreates a French cover produced in Limoges around the year 1300. Its image depicts Christ in Majesty, much as he was sculpted over church doors of the period, enthroned as king of heaven and surrounded by the four winged creatures, as described in the Apocalypse. The original manuscript was commissioned by Lady Eleanor De Quincy, Countess of Winchester (ca.1230-74), who is probably the woman kneeling at the feet of the Virigin in one of the full-page miniatures. The peacock on the first page of text may indicate that the work was done in a London workshop known to use that signature. The book was later owned by Elizabethan book collector, John, Lord Lumley (1534-1609) before passing into the Royal Library and becoming part of the founding collection of the Archbishop of Canterbury's library at Lambeth Palace. There is a great deal of hand work involved in the text and especially the cover here, and the final achievement represents facsimile production of extraordinary quality.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        John Baldessari

      New York: Rizzoli, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. A monograph of the artist. Still perhaps, the best single work on Baldessari. A near fine clothbound copy in near fine unclipped dustwrapper. This copy briefly INSCRIBED by the artist on the title page. Quite unusual thus. Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        DIE LAMBETH APOKALYPSE

      Müller & Schindler, Stuttgart 1990 - Reproducing Two Magnificent Works of Art,Including a 13th Century Limoges Book Cover. 290 x 210 mm (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). Text:; Box: 330 x 245 mm. (13 x 9 3/4"). Two volumes (including commentary volume in German). Commentary by Ruth Mettler, Nigel Morgan, and Michelle Brown. No. 23 OF 250 SPECIAL COPIES in the deluxe binding (apparently apart from a smaller version of this same facsimile issued by the same publisher in a run of 550 copies without the recessed enamel cover). The facsimile volume in maroon calf over bevelled boards, a sterling silver facsimile seal of the archbishop of Canterbury attached to the center of the front board, brass clasps and four brass corner guards, double raised bands; the companion volume in matching leather; both in a very sturdy leatherette box lined with cork, the commentary volume in the bottom of the box, a cork divider between it and the facsimile on top of it, another cork divider atop the facsimile, a leatherette lid with a wide handle, and, on top of it all, A STUNNING DETACHABLE REPRODUCTION IN GOLD AND ENAMEL OF A MEDIEVAL BOOK COVER DEPICTING CHRIST IN MAJESTY, the main part of the image within a sunken panel, and the whole attached with gold nails to a wood backing. With full-page frontispiece depiciting a Benedictine scribe being directed by the Virgin Mary and a talkative Christ Child, first page with eight-line historiated initial featuring elaborate extension into lower margin inhabited by a peacock, 78 half-page miniatures of scenes from Revelations illuminated with 23-karat gold, 28 half-page miniatures (two per page) depicting Christian legends, and 14 full-page miniatures of the Virgin Mary, Christ, and various saints. With color prospectus and publisher's certificate of authenticity laid in. A couple of faint scratches to covers of commentary volume, otherwise a virtually mint copy. This is a most remarkable large-format facsimile in that it reproduces two magnificent works of art--the Lambeth Apocalypse and a memorable 13th century Limoges book cover. The Lambeth Apocalypse dates to the 13th century, when Medieval English book illustration was at its peak. The subtle colors (predominantly pink, mint green, blue, and a dull orange), are very well reproduced, and the use of actual gold leaf on many of the images enhances the verisimilitude. The figures are graceful and attenuated, the folds of the garments are crisp, and the monsters and demons are fittingly gruesome. In addition to illustrations of John's mystic revelations, the manuscript includes some striking full-page images, among them the Virgin and Child, the Crucifixion, the risen Christ with Mary Magdalene, the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, and St. Catherine of Alexandria. Currently in the Victoria and Albert Museum, our gold and enamel book covering beautifully recreates a French cover produced in Limoges around the year 1300. Its image depicts Christ in Majesty, much as he was sculpted over church doors of the period, enthroned as king of heaven and surrounded by the four winged creatures, as described in the Apocalypse. The original manuscript was commissioned by Lady Eleanor De Quincy, Countess of Winchester (ca.1230-74), who is probably the woman kneeling at the feet of the Virigin in one of the full-page miniatures. The peacock on the first page of text may indicate that the work was done in a London workshop known to use that signature. The book was later owned by Elizabethan book collector, John, Lord Lumley (1534-1609) before passing into the Royal Library and becoming part of the founding collection of the Archbishop of Canterbury's library at Lambeth Palace. There is a great deal of hand work involved in the text and especially the cover here, and the final achievement represents facsimile production of extraordinary quality. No. 23 OF 250 SPECIAL COPIES in the deluxe binding (apparently apart from a smaller version of this same facsimile issued by the same publisher in a run of 550 copies without the rece [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
 28.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Typed Note Signed / Autograph Note Signed

      Salk was an American medical pioneer, a virologist and researcher who discovered and developed the first successful polio vaccine in the mid-1950s -- one of the greatest medical advances of the 20th century; Sabin was a Russian-born American medical researcher who developed an oral polio vaccine around the same time as Salk's achievement. Two items: First, a Salk TNS, 1p, 8½" X 11", San Diego, CA, 1990 November 13. Addressed to John Stanger. Near fine. Faint mailing folds. On letterhead of "The Salk Institute," Salk muses: "When in my teens I learned that it was important to find a purpose in life and to pursue it. In the course of my pursuit I learned of the wisdom taught by that lesson." Usual small but bold signature in black fineline. Second, a Sabin ANS, 1p, 8½" X 4", n.p., 1991 February 14. Near fine. Faint mailing folds. Wonderful sentiment on a favorite book, boldly penned in black fineline: "I have read many books in my 84 years that had an impact on my career and philosophy of life -- but not until I began reading and re-reading the book named below did I realize how ignorant I was all my life: 'THE DISCOVERERS: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself,' by Daniel J. Boorstin (former Librarian of Congress)...." Handsome full signature

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Eyelids of Morning: The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men

      San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1990. First Thus. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition thus in oversized purple cloth covered boards in dustwrapper. Text by Alistair Graham and Peter Beard. Fine copy in fine unclipped dustwrapper. This copy very nicely INSCRIBED by Beard on the half title page. Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Eyelids Of Morning: The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men

      San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1990 Hardcover SIGNED. First thus, first printing. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket with one small tear/crease and a touch of shelf wear. A very nice copy. Dark purple cloth-bound hardcover with crisp gilt title to front and spine. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Peter Beard; text by Alistair Graham. 260 pages; 16 color plates plus 400 b&w plates and text illustrations; 9 x 12.5 inches. SIGNED BY BEARD on the half title, inscribed on both the ffep and the half title, with a swahili saying in a word balloon from the crocodile, and dated in 2004. A documentary look at the crocodile's profound influence on the native people of Africa as reflected in their myths, symbols, and everyday lives--and the devastating impact that these people, as well as hunters, explorers, and developers, have had on the crocodile's existence. The text and margins are sprinkled with 18th and 19th century engravings, archival photos, and Beard's drawings, and alternate between portfolios of his photographs.

      [Bookseller: A&D Books]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

      London,UK: Guild, 1990. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This is a first edition, (First impression) with no reprint statement to the copyright page. Published first as a paperback original this is the first hardcover edition and television adaptation tie-in. Very slight tanning to the text block and one small closed tear to the jacket which has been neatly repaired.Otherwise unread, uncommon like this in collectible condition. SIGNED by Jeanette Winterson to the half-title page. Accompanying the book is a festival brochure to where the book was signed..

      [Bookseller: Kelleher Rare Books]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THE ARCHITECTURE OF ENRIC MIRALLES AND CARME PINOS

      87 Paginas. Sites/Lumen Books., New York 1990 - ENVIO GRATIS. FREE SHIPPING AROUND THE WORLD [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA CLIO]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        I.M. Pei: A Profile In American Architecture

      New York: Abrams, 1990. First edition of this monograph on the work of the award winning architect. Folio, original black cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the architect, I.M. Pei on the half-title page. Uncommon signed. Chinese-American architect Pei I.M. has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Pritzker Prize, and the Praemium Imperiale. His work ranges from the Kennedy Library in Boston to the Louvre's controversial glass pyramid addition, some of the distinguished public buildings of the last half century. This first book-length career survey traces Pei's rise from an MIT engineering student to head of an internationally renowned architectural firm.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Das Herz der Wahrheit. Übersetzt von Uvo Hölscher. Mit Äusserungen über den Text von hegel, Nietzsche, Japers, Hölscher und drei Original-Radierungen von Gottfried Honegger.

      - Neu-Isenburg, Edition Tiessen, 1990. 19 S., 1 Bl. Mit drei Radierungen von Gottfried Honegger sowie einer separaten Folge von 4 sign. und num. Graphiken. 4°, Broschur mit transparentem Kunststoffumschlag. 60. Druck der Edition Tiessen. Eines von 34 Exemplaren (GA 161) der Ausgabe mit einer zusätzlichen Folge der drei Radierungen sowie einer vierten, im Buch nicht enthaltenen. Der Druckvermerk und die vier separaten Radierungen num. und von Honegger sign. - Frisches Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Tiger in the Well

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990 - Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. >>> SIGNED by AUTHOR to the Title Page. Rare true first American edition (preceding the UK Viking 1991 book), publishing details show the printing sequence (2,4,6,8,10,9,7,5,3,1). Orange boards with chocolate cloth quarter binding and gold titles to the spine. There is a discrete remainder stamp to the bottom edge. The jacket has a small nick and slight creasing to top of spine. The book has no inscriptions, or previous owner's names and the jacket is not price clipped. The third in the Sally Lockhart trilogy. Whilst Pullman has won the Carnegie Med al, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize and Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards it was only the final instalment of the His dark Materials trilogy (which went onto win the prestigious Whitbred Prize, being the first Children's book ever to do so) that seems to have garnered Pullman the popular acclaim he undoubtedly deserves. Since then interest in all his rare earlier books has jumped. Signature is genuine, (I can e-mail a photo of myself with Mr Pullman should proof be required). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MJ Books]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        KELMSCOTT PRESS GOLDEN LEGEND, A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF ITS PRODUCTION TOGETHER WITH A LEAF FROM THE KELMSCOTT EDITION.|THE

      College Park: University of Maryland and the Yellow Barn Press, 1990. cloth, leather spine label. 27138|79303|25900|45666/SH. Leaf Book. small 4to. cloth, leather spine label. viii, 32, (2) pages. Limited to 170 numbered copies and printed by Neil Shaver at his Yellow Barn Press on Batchelor and Son handmade paper dating from c.1940 (Leaf Book - Chalmers 194). With a wood-engraved portrait of William Morris by John De Pol as frontispiece. Foreword by Blanche T. Ebeling-Koning followed by Peterson's text and an actual tipped-leaf. Peterson has provided a well documented study of the production of the original Kelmscott Press production of the GOLDEN LEGEND using the correspondence and diary entries. Loosely inserted is material relating to the original sale of this copy.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Ferrari 1946 - 1990. Opera omnia.

      Subject: (Automobilismo). Milano, Automobilia, 1990, tre vol. in-4to tutta tela con sovraccopertina illustrata colori, cofanetto editoriale cartonato, pp. 335 + 240 + 495 con num.me ill. in nero e n.t. e tav. a colori f.t. Edizione limitata. (Hard Cover)

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
 38.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        The Gallant Grahams of Canada: Carleton County

      J.G. Graupner, 1990. 1st Edition . Hardcover. As New/No Jacket. 8.75" x 11.25.

      [Bookseller: Hanselled Books]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        La muerte y la nada *

      P.Canova, Pully 15.10.1990. - Broché 31 x 24, couverture illustrée, rhodoïd imprimé, étui toilé. Avec le livret de traduction des textes en anglais et espagnol, le cahier de 8 pages d'annonce de parution de l'ouvrage (et du livre total comportant le manuscrit de l'auteur et tous les dessins originaux de l'artiste qui a fait deux millions chez Christie's). Nombreuses planches en noirs d' Antonio Saura. Défrisant double envoi minimaliste de l'auteur et de l'artiste, ce multipack gominé étant destiné à un illustre inconnu.Conditions exceptionnelles pour un exemplaire ordinaire qui ne l'est plus tout à fait - Qui pense qu'on en est à couper les cheveux en quatre ?Votre coiffeur. Édition originale. L'un des 2'457 exemplaires numérotés, après le livre capital avec les originaux, une eau-forte et le manuscrit, 30 luxe avec l'eau-forte et 12 hors commerce.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Freedom In Exile: The Autobiography Of The Dalai Lama - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Cornelia & Michael Bessel / Harper Collins Publishers. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1990. 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. 1/4 Cloth. 0060391162 . An attractive First US Edition, First Printing, following the UK publication. Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED directly on the title page by His Holiness and Nobel Peace Prize winner, the Dalai Lama; "It is as a simple monk that I offer this story of my life, though it is by no means a book about Buddhism. I have two main reasons for doing so. Firstly an increasing number of people have shown an interest in learning something about the Dalai Lama. Secondly, there are a number of historical events about which I wish to set the records straight..." (from the dust-jacket) .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Birds and Beasts of Shakespeare. Text by Arthur F. Kinney. Illustrated with Woodengravings by Alan James Robinson

      Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press. 1990. One of 100 copies, in full morocco with an additional suite of the woodengravings in custom-made portfolio, each engraving in the additional suite is signed and numbered by the artist, Alan James Robinson, who has hand-numbered the colophon as well. In addition, this copy has one original watercolor by the artist, this of the weasel (on green grassy mound against yellow sky) and a fully executed drawing of the crocodile. The total issue of this book was 155, all on printed on Cheloniidae rag handmade paper, the first to carry the press&#39;s own watermark. Page size: 10 3/8 inches x 15 7/8 inches - the size of the first folio edition , 92pp. Bound by Claudia Cohen and Sara Creighton: full caramel morocco with title in gilt on front panel, five raised bands on spine, marbled endsheets by Faith Harrison. Separate cloth chemise for extra suite and drawing all housed with book in morocco and cloth clamshell box with title in gilt on spine. Illustrated with 54 woodengravings depicting the birds and beasts found in Shakespeare&#39;s plays and poems, plus two portraits of the Bard: one etching and one woodengraving and one etching by Alan James Robinson. This book uses Shakespeare&#39;s original texts addressing the natural history, folklore, and mythology of the birds and beasts in his plays. The commentary was written by Arthur F. Kinney, Thomas W. Copeland Professor Literary History at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The text was set at M & H Type Foundry in San Francisco and printed letterpress by Harold McGrath in black within a caramel-colored rule with caramel ink used for Shakespeare&#39;s own words on each page. Published on the tenth anniversary of the press, this is a worthy monument. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10213.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The General In His Labyrinth

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1990-09-05. Hardcover. Good. Signed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990: Book Club Edition. Signed by the author and dated "99" below his name. In Good+ overall condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages, sound binding. Light scuffing to boards, light wear to spine ends. Heavy bump to the bottom side edge of the front board. The jacket shows light rubbing and light wear, with light edge wear to the spine ends. A nice copy overall, rare signed.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Boss Dog

      [Covelo, California]: Yolla Bolly Press, [1990]. (YOLLA BOLLY PRESS) First edition, deluxe issue. One of sixty copies numbered in Roman (of 65), specially bound and signed by the author, from a total edition of 255 copies. Small 4to. . Silk over boards, stamped in blind. Decorated endsheets. Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise fine in slipcase . Published as the third of the Press&#39; "Storytellers" series

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.