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        Amongst Women

      London; Faber; 1990 - First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Previous ownership inscription on flyleaf and lightly bumped to top corners. Near fine in near fine dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Tríptico de madera. 18 x 29 cm. Con la firma de la artista en el reverso. Levísimas rozaduras. Muy buen ejemplar. Amèlia Riera (Barcelona) es una de las artistas femeninas más representativas del arte catalán de la segunda mitad de este siglo y está considerada una de las pioneras del informalismo catalán. Sus cuadros son una amalgama de pintura-arquitectura-escenografía teatral, que juega con la confrontación del espacio ilimitado que contrasta con la presencia de pequeños objetos referenciales simbólicos, que muestran de forma contundente la ausencia del hombre. Pinta atmósferas fantasmagóricas, estancias aristocráticas, misteriosas y gélidas, rígidamente estructuradas, atravesadas por incisiones diagonales de una luz irreal, como múltiples variaciones sobre el tema de amor y muerte, indisociablemente unidos. Amelia Riera fue la única artista femenina seleccionada en la gran exposición "Informalismo Catalán", realizada en el Centro de Arte Santa Mónica de Barcelona en 1990 y organizada por la Generalitat de Catalunya. Arte.

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        One Hundred Paintings. Essays by Jim Harrison, Chris Waddington and Russell Chatham

      Livingston Montana: Clark City Press 1990 Livingston, Montana: Clark City Press, 1990. First edition, number 191 of 275 copies, signed by the author with a pencil remarque of landscape on half-title. Oblong 4to. Illustrated in full color. 135 pp. Original tan cloth. As New in matching cloth slipcase as issued, in packing sleeve

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        The Birds of Australia

      Netley,: State Publishing, 1990.. 3 volumes, folio, colour plates; a very good copy in grey half calf The Birds of Australia was originally published between 1910 and 1927 in twelve volumes. It was a monumental work with 600 colour plates and extensive accompanying text. Only selected colour plates have been reproduced since the first edition, and these on few occasions.This facsimile edition reproduces faithfully, without alteration or correction, selected plates and text from the volumes held by the family of S.A. White.Number 177 of an edition limited to 500 copies.

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        John Baldessari

      Rizzoli, 1990 Hardcover SIGNED. First edition, second printing. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Black cloth-bound hardcover, with title debossed to front cover and stamped in white on spine in dj. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 256 pages; color and b&w reproductions throughout; 12 x 9.25 inches. Biographical data, bibliography, exhibition history and checklist of the exhibition. SIGNED BY BALDESSARI at the bottom of the half title. An overview of the work of John Baldessari. Published on the occasion of the 1990 retrospective exhibition of his work at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Overseas sales will require extra postage for this volume.

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        Speaking My Mind: Selected Speeches

      London: Hutchinson, 1990. First Printing of First English Edition. Inscribed "To Grant Stokes / with best wishes" and signed by Ronald Reagan on his personal book plate mounted to the half-title page. Light yellow cloth with titles in gilt on spine, octavo, illustrated with photographs, 432pp. Book and dust jacket in fine.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

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        A Saucy Young Woman in a Hat, black chalk on paper

      n.p., [n.d.] - From the estate of his late daughter, Barbara Rackham Edwards Image 9-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches, matted and framed to 14 x 18 inches overall. . . James Hamilton, Arthur Rackham, 1990.

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        Tokyo Lucky Hole

      Tokyo: Ohta Shuppan, (1990). Near fine in wrappers, near fine jacket, publisher's printed obi (tad faded at the spine).. First Edition. Octavo. Araki's catalogue of the Shinjuku sex trade; SIGNED by him. A nuru romp through Soapland bliss or hell, depending on your perspective. (Parr / Badger, v1, 306).

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        Snow Country. With aquatints by Tadaaki Kuwayama

      New York: Limited Editions Club. 1990. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine. 1990. #362 of 375 signed by Kuwayama and translator Edward Seidensticker. With 5 original aquatints by Kuwayama. Publisher's grey Nigerian goatskin (Jovonis Bindery). The first Japanese Nobel laureate for literature. Fine in a fine slipcase. Faint sunning to spine.

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        Typescript of Killer Diller

      [c. 1990]. Two typescript drafts of Edgerton's fourth novel. One draft is warmly inscribed by Edgerton to Dudley Jahnke "with greatest appreciation for your help in the book business -- and music business -- and all else" and dated "28 March 90." Killer Diller deals with a struggling musician who forms the Killer Diller Blues Band, thus the reference to Jahnke's help with the "music business." Comb-bound in cardstock covers and titled in Edgerton's hand. This draft reproduces a number of the author's changes, which are especially heavy at the beginning of the book. A note in Edgerton's hand on the first page states that "The copy gets cleaner in a few pages." Near fine. The other draft, approximately 250 loose photocopied sheets from a dot matrix printer original, reproduces heavy editing by "SR," with SR's title page. This draft differs substantially from the bound draft, and the opening of the book [at least] is entirely different. Fine. Together with an envelope, hand-addressed by Edgerton to Dudley Jahnke, the recipient of both drafts. The novel, in a form that varies from both drafts above, was published by Algonquin Books in 1991. It was the basis for a limited release film in 2004 which won an award at the Heartland Film Festival. Edgerton, in addition to being a Guggenheim Fellow, has won the North Carolina Award for Literature. An interesting look at a work-in-progress by an important North Carolina author. . First Edition.

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        92 Days (Big Bad Love)

      Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1990 A fine copy of the photocopied typescript, on rectos only, of the 87 page novella "92 Days" . The cover page of the typescript is inscribed by Brown "For Dudley" and signed in full. The typescrpt is clean without any notations and appears in its final form, which eventually was published as the last story in Big Bad Love. Also enclosed is a TLS from Brown, dated Oct. 15,1989, of 31 single spaced sentences with excellent content. The letter starts Dear Dudley, and includes "I thought I'd go on and send the novella to you. I've got the original, so you're welcome to keep this copy for yourself if you want it. I thought I'd go ahead and sign if for you, if you do want to keep it. I can't remember if Shannon's got a copy in her possession or not. She might have made a xerox or two, but I don't know. Anyhow I can send her the original if she wants it back." Brown goes on to talk about quitting work at the fire station, and makes mention of his only 2 published books to date, Dirty Work and Facing the Music. This novella is one of the very best depictions of a struggling author, drinking too much, and trying to survive. Both the typescript and the letter in fine condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada Europeo Americana (Enciclopedia Espasa)

      Espasa Calpe, Madrid 1990 - Este ejemplar consta de los 72 volúmenes iniciales, 28 suplementos de 1934 a 1992, 10 apéndices de la A a la Z, y un Index de los suplementos de entre 1934 y 1980, 111 tomos en total. Se regalan dos muebles fabricados ex professo para ella. ATENCIÓN: EL PRECIO INCLUYE EL TRANSPORTE A CUALQUIER LUGAR DE LA PENÍNSULA. La Enciclopedia Espasa fue el proyecto más ambicioso de la Editorial Espasa, que se fusionó en 1926 con la Editorial Calpe. El objetivo era publicar una obra de consulta enciclopédica en lengua española, que aparte de cubrir los conocimientos y avances científicos y tecnológicos, asimismo incluyera la historia, biografías, geografía, artes, literatura de España e Hispanoamérica. La decisión de su publicación se tomó en el año 1905. La obra principal se publicó entre 1908 y 1930, compuesta por 70 volúmenes en 72 tomos (los volúmenes 18 y 28 ocupan dos tomos cada uno, denominados primera parte y segunda parte). A la cual se le agrega entre 1930 y 1933 un Apéndice de 10 volúmenes como una forma de actualización de los volúmenes anteriores. La actualización periódica de la obra se realiza por medio de Suplementos, desde 1934 y generalmente bienales, que corresponden a actualizaciones de la obra principal y de los Apéndices. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE DRAWINGS IN THE BIBLIOTECA REALE IN TURIN (ONLY WITH ALL THE CORPUS) (Fine Facsimile Edition W/leather Clamshell Case)

      Giunti. New. Hardcover. <p>Biblioteca Reale di Torino. Ordinati e presentati daCarlo Pedretti. Con la riproduzione integrale dell&#39;operainedita Disegni d&#39;architettura militare di Leonardo daVinci (Ms. Saluzzo 312). [Turin, Biblioteca Reale]</p><p> Florence, 1990. 23, 138 pp. A definitive edition of all the Leonardo material assembled byCarlo Alberto of Savoy about 1840, including the famousself-portrait and the study for the angel of the "Virgin of theRocks". Also included is a reproduction in the original size ofCodex Saluzzo 312 which is an unpublished collection ofLeonardo&#39;s studies of military architecture compiled about 1840. Arranged and introduced by Carlo Pedretti. Limited edition of998 copies supplied with leather covered clamshell case. </p> Our Promise to You: ALL OUR DUST JACKETS COME WITH CLEAR BRODART PROTECTIVE COVERS. (Please read listing to determine if this book comes with a dust jacket.) Your order will be CAREFULLY PACKAGED IN A BOX for safe transition. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction! .

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      San Francisco, CA: Re/Search Classics, 1990. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. San Francisco, CA: Re/Search Classics, 1990. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 127 pages. New, Revised, Expanded, Illustrated, and Annotated Edition of the author&#39;s classic. One of the greatest books of the 20th century. Limited Edition of 400 copies, of which 300 were signed by the author. Should not be confused with the Softcover Edition, which was published simultaneously with it. A brilliant production by Andrea Juno: Oversize-volume format. Handsome black cloth boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Original text supplemented with Annotations, Commentary, and Four Additional Stories by J. G. Ballard. Introduction by William S. Burroughs. Illustrations by Andrea Juno. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Re-presents J. G. Ballard&#39;s book, a collection of fragmented "condensed novels" that deliberately mimics a gallery exhibition or a record album. The 1970 First American Edition was banned by court order, forcing Doubleday to shred the entire print run. An experimental (rather than a conventional) novel, it has lost none of its awesome power to shock. The protagonist is a psychiatrist who succumbs to psychosis. "Traven" (he has other variant names) loses it as he tries to make sense of the modern world&#39;s landscape: Marilyn Monroe, NASA, Vietnam, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy, among other media-driven events. He continually re-stages these events, plots new ones (the assassination of Jacqueline Kennedy and a sexual assault on Ronald Reagan, whom Ballard foresaw as an emergent force long before the pundits did) until he is finally overwhelmed by them. Ballard understood that the only way for the writer or artist to capture the texture, atmosphere, and meaning of contemporary life is by appropriating the news reportage with which we are all bombarded every single day and which implicitly sees the world as an unfolding Armageddon, as "The Secret History of World War 3". Unlike the news, however, the radical vision of "The Atrocity Exhibition" is The Real Thing, profound rather than facile, authentic rather than sensationalistic, lucid rather than lurid. Its influence on every aspect of contemporary culture (music, the arts, cinema, and literature) has been immense. The Mannerist cult writer Chuck Palahniuk would literally not exist without Ballard. Everything that Palahniuk has written (often brilliantly) is Ballard Redux; his themes are Ballardian even if most of his knowing admirers do not know it. "One of the most intelligent voices in contemporary literature" (Susan Sontag). J. G. Ballard died on April 19, 2009 at the age of 78, the last of the great visionary writers of our time. A "must-have" edition for J. G. Ballard collectors. <b><i> This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen by J. G. Ballard. This edition is now highly collectible. This is one of few copies still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A copy of the 1970 First American Edition turned up online and rightly commands $12000. This is an accessible alternative. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER J. G. BALLARD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0940642190.

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        Hamburg 1929 - 1995). Klassischer L-Bruch. Farbradierung v. 1990. Numeriert, datiert und signiert. 49,7 x 40 cm.,

      1990 - Eines von 30 Exemplaren. In der Platte bezeichnet mit dem Titel und datiert '19.5.90'. Gedruckt in 2 Farben (rosa auf türkis). Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The Limits Of Interpretation

      Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1990. 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0253318521 . An attractive First Printing of the First American Edition, Contursi A031b. Fine in turquoise-stamped off-white cloth in alike pictorial dust-jacket. Signed by author Umberto Eco directly on the half-title page; Although there is some overlap with I limiti dell&#39;interpretazione, and contains some texts from Sugli specchi, it is substantially different from Contursi A030, and Eco prefers to regards it as a separate work (from communication between Contursi with the author) .

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        The Ants

      Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press/ Harvard, 1990.. First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by both authors. Edward O. Wilson has added the first words of this work, "Ants are everywhere but only occasionally noticed Edward O. Wilson." He has also drawn a picture of an ant. Additionally signed by Bert Holldobler.

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        A Touch of Frost.

      London, Constable, 1990 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Book and dust jacket fine. First Edition, First Impression. Signed by R. D. Wingfield on the title page. This book is more elusive than DI Frost's suspects. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Arabian Sands

      London: Collins,, 1990. Octavo. Original black cloth, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 40 plates, 8 of them double-page, 8 maps to the text, some full-page. A very good copy in price-clipped jacket. Originally published in 1959, this the second Collins edition, with an additional, and telling, one-page preface describing Thesiger&#39;s return to the region in 1977, and again in 1990. This copy signed on the title page. This was Thesiger&#39;s first book and "and, in his opinion, his finest" (ODNB) "During the years that I was in Arabia I never thought that I would write a book about my travels &#133; Seven years after leaving Arabia I showed some photographs I had taken to Graham Watson and he strongly urged me to write a book about the desert. This I refused to do &#133; The following day Graham Watson came to see me again, and this time he brought Mark Longman with him. After much argument the two of them persuaded me to try to write this book. Now that I have finished it I am grateful to them, for the effort to remember every detail has brought back vividly into my mind the Bedu amongst whom I travelled, and the vast empty land across which I rode on camels for ten thousand miles" (Introduction).

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        Birds of Australia Supplement ( All Species Discovered After Vols.I-VII)

      Melbourne: Hill House. Fine/No dust jacket. 1990. Facsimile Edition. Hardback. Elephant Folio 0947352074 First limited facsimile edition thus. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 80 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. In excelllent condition with minimal wear only, no inscriptions. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimiles of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher&#39;s blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian&#39;s annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum&#39;s Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer&#39;s quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale (this copy is stamped no. 0128 to the front paste-down). This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." Please see the other Gould titles we are offering in this impressive edition. This book is held in stock. .

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        DREAMS. [In Japanese]. Inscribed

      Tokyo, 1990 Kurosawa, Akiro. DREAMS. [In Japanese]. Inscribed. Tokyo, 1990. 4to., 156pp., gilt & black stamped white cloth covered boards. Inscribed by Kurosawa in English and in Kanji on the front free endpaper. A fine fresh copy in a near fine or better dustwrapper with the publisher&#39;s original wraparound band. A superb collection of colour paintings & drawings by Kurasawa created to illustrate scenes for his film "DREAMS". With an undated Christmas Card signed by Kurasawa laid in . An exceedingly uncommon, exquisite production, rarely found signed. Akira Kurosawa [1910 - 1998] was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, producer, & editor. Regarded as one of the most important & influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. Titles include: Seven Samurai, Roshomon, Ran, Dreams & others. . Signed by Author. First Edition.. Illus. by Kurosawa.

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      (OEHLEN, ALBERT) (THOMPSON, MAYO). Oehlen, Albert & Mayo Thompson. UNAPPETITLICH IST DAS BADEN IM SCHLEIM - LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION SIGNED TWICE BY ALBERT OEHLEN AND MAYO THOMPSON. Signed and Numbered By the Artists. Cologne, GERMANY & New York: Gisela Capitain & Thea Westreich, 1990. First Edition 1/50 Deluxe. 8vo. Leatherette Boards, Slipcased. Artists&#39; Book. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in English and German. Limited to fifty copies only, this is a really quirky artists&#39; book collaboration between German enfant terrible Albert Oehlen and Art & Language/Red Crayola stalwart Mayo Thompson whose title loosely translates to "Bathing in the slime is unappetizing". The first volume reproduces drawings by Oehlen accompanied by a rather rigorous essay by Thompson, and is SIGNED AND NUMBERED at the back by both artists. The second volume is an object/multiple that incorporates text and mimics a book. Both are housed in an unprinted cardboard slipcase, also SIGNED AND NUMBERED by both artists, as issued. A pristine example. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 006773&

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      NY: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1990. hardcover. VF/F+. 1st edition, 1st printing. Author&#39;s first novel, introducing Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Winner of the 1991 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, winner of the 1991 Anthony Award for Best Novel, and winner of the 1991 Macavity Award for Best First Novel. INSCRIBED by author on title page. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

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        Juke Joint

      Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1990. SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS NO. 95 AND IS SIGNED BY BOTH BARRY IMES AND RICHARD FORD. Stunning collection of 58 brightly colored photographs by Imes of down and dirty juke joints throughout Mississippi that he took during the 1980s. Enclosed in publisher&#39;s glazed black board pictorial slipcase. Very faint and tiny crease to the white margins of the last 2 pgs. of the introduction which looks like it might be from a reader or maybe done in the binding. There are also 1 or 2 faint small scratches to the black border of the slipcase. Near fine/near fine. . ISBN: 0878054375. Limited First Edition. Oblong Cloth in Slipcase. Catalogs: Photography, Signed Books.

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        Another Day in Paradise

      Albuquerque: Mark Attwood, 1990. 1st and only edition: "This book is no. 41 in a limited edition of 50. Printed from linocuts on Rives heavyweight paper, using a Dufa flat-bed offset press." On the next page, preceding the title page: "Another Day in Paradise is a collection of images by a group of people from different countries and backgrounds. Artists, printers, students, curators, a director and a doctor participated. Each person was invited to make a linocut on the theme of &#39;Another Day in Paradise&#39;. No images were edited. One book was printed for each participant." The book is lg. 8vo, bound in coarse linen with no titles, untrimmed edges. Condition vg+; the binding has been slightly distorted by the laying in of a linocut, described below. No text in the book other than that quoted above.. Attwood, whose blindstamped chop-mark appears on the above-quoted limitation page, was certified a master printer by Albuquerque&#39;s Tamarind Institute about this time; he was soon to return to his native South Africa to found the Artists&#39; Press, which arguably has become as important to printmaking in Africa as Tamarind is in the U.S. Famous South African artist Erika Hibbert, currently published there by Attwood, contributes to this book in what may be her first appearance. Also appearing are Rebecca Schnelker, Tamarind curator since 1978 and co-compiler of the Tamarind catalog raisonne; Garo Antreasian, Tamarind&#39;s first director; Jeff Ryan, who with Attwood helped invent the technique of dry lithography; Rita Deanin Abbey, author Edward Abbey&#39;s second wife, who still exhibits in Santa Fe; Bill Lagattuta, shop manager at Tamarind; Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, a Flathead-Shoshone artist whose work is in much demand; Pawel Frackiewicz, who heads the Academy of Fine Art in Wroclaw, Poland; Marge Devon, a director of Tamarind; Mary Ristow, who had a solo show in 1999; Jose Rodriguez, now a well-known plein-air painter; Valerie Arber, whose work inhabits the Rule Gallery in Denver, and about 20 others. This copy apparently belonged to contributor Martha Slaymaker, who is exhibited in the Albuquerque airport, among many other places, and was a fine artist in many media. Her son now runs the company she founded, Slaymaker Fine Art Ltd. Laid in are 2 extra copies of her litho, and also her original linocut, the piece of linoleum itself. Interestingly, she SIGNED the linoleum, but faintly, so her name cannot be seen on the printed versions. . First Edition. Hard Cover.

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      Longman, London 1990 - Elephant Folio. Facsimile Edition. Handsome maroon leatherette in pristine condition, but for small scuff mark to spine of volume two. Otherwise No markings of any kind. Housed in Very Good+ Slipcase. Complete in two volumes, with pamphlets entitled "The Genesis of Johnson';s Dictionary" and "The Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language" laid in. Additional pictures available upon request. Near Fine binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tous les contes fantastiques

      Neomnibus, 1990. in8 Br

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        The Kelmscott Golden Legend: A Documentary History of its Production Together with a Leaf From the Kelmscott Edition

      Council Bluffs, IA: The Yellow Barn Press and the University of Maryland at College Park, 1990. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. 153 of 170 copies. The University of Maryland received its William Morris collection from Jack Walsdorf in 1985. It included a leaf from a disbound copy of the Kelmscott Press Golden Legend. Each of the leaves is now included in a leaf book by Kelmscott Press scholar, William Peterson, who compiled a history of the printing of this work by the press. Following the history, Mr. Walsdorf tells how he acquired disbounded leaves. Includes facsimilies of the original prospectus and a letter to Quaritch from Morris. Frontispiece wood engraving of William Morris by John de Pol. 4to. Bound in grey cloth with black and gold spine label. Slight bump to lower right of spine otherwise in fine condition. Interior is also fine. Printed on Batchelor Paper from 1940 with Monotype Bembo type. Press work by Neil Shaver using a Vandercook III. 44 pages. MORRIS/051412.

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        [Early 17th century drawing]

      Italian, Bolognese School. [Early 17th century drawing]. Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash. (9 7/8 x 14 5/8 in. ; 25 x 37 cm.). Depiction of Acis playing his flute for Galatea, and a chain of nymphs dancing in a wooded clearing. Based on Ovid's Metamorphoses (Bk XIII:738 788) two lovers, Acis and Galatea, are brutally separated by the cyclops Polyphemus, who kills Acis out of jealousy. Distraught, Galatea then turned his blood into the river Acis which flowed past Akion (Acium) near Mount Etna in Sicily. The story of Acis and Galatea has been the perfect heart wrenching subject for operas, ballets and tragedies over the centuries. Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, January 10, 1990, lot 33 (as follower of Annibale Carracci); Christie's, New York, January 31, 2013, lot 49.

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        Rauschenberg; [ SIGNED ]

      New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1990. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 1st/1st. F/f. Fullbound folio in mustard yellow cloth with red titles along spine and on front board. Faint (and few) foxspots at head edge and to dustjacket verso, else fine. Light pencil erasure smudge to first free endpaper but otherwise clean and unmarked. SIGNED boldly by Rauschenberg on the front endpaper verso with an additional signature by the author, Kotz on the full title. Comprehensive biography with 200 illustrations, 92 in full color. Bibliography and index. From Edison College, Florida&#39;s exhibition: "Raushenberg&#39;s A Quake in Paradise (Labyrinth) 1994" with accompanying 2005 promotional card laid in. [ 10.25 x 11 x 1.5 inches; 319 pages; 5 pounds, 3 oz. ] [ ** oversized: additional postage may be required ** ]&

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        Birds of Prey

      Witton Lodge, Witton, Norwich, Norfolk.: Greyfriars Books & Prints Ltd., 1990 A portfolio containing a facsimile of the original edition of 1919, to include, titlepage of 1990, titlepage of 1919, 2 leaf preface, limitation leaf, plate list leaf, (12) leaves of text to accompany the plates, 12 plates (all coloured), all loose and housed in a lime green card portfolio, titles in black ink to upper cover, and edition limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 101, the plate leaves are folio, 36*25.5, with the image being 25*17 cm, with a publishers note stating that "The materials used for the production of this facsimile are the modern day equivalents of those used in the original edition". Archibald Thorburn FZS (31 May 1860 - 9 October 1935 Hascombe, Surrey) [1] was a Scottish artist and bird illustrator, painting mostly in watercolour. He regularly visited Scotland to sketch birds in the wild, his favourite haunt being the Forest of Gaick near Kingussie in Invernesshire. His widely reproduced images of British wildlife, with their evocative and dramatic backgrounds, are enjoyed as much today as they were by sportsmen and birdlovers of a century ago. See WIKI.Birds of Prey are: 1.Marsh Harrier 2.Montagus Harrier 3.Golden Eagle 4.Goshawk 5.Sparrow Hawk 6.Kite 7.Honey Buzzard 8. Gyr Falcon 9.Peregrine Falcon 10.Hobby 11.Merlin 12.Kestrel.

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        POSTMORTEM A Mystery Introducing Dr. Kay Scarpetta Post-Mortem

      New York: Scribner. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0684191415 . Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Nice; 1 x 8.2 x 5.5 Inches; 304 pages .

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        LOST WORLD [ Signed 1st ]

      Franklin Center, PA: Frankln Library. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines, gilt lettering and design work, all edges gilt, silk end papers, attached page marker. Pristine. ; Signed by Michael Crichton. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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      San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1990. First Edition. First Printing.. Softcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1990. Softcover. Fine/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 260 pages. The artist/photographer&#39;s book-length account on subject. One of the greatest documentary photography books of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in this New And Revised Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run in both Hardcover and Softcover Editions. The Revised Edition is now very scarce. Presents, in a beautifully produced volume, Peter Beard&#39;s sequel to his masterpiece, "The End of The Game" (1965). As their poetic title suggests, Peter Beard and Alistair Graham recount their intrepid, often "intimate" (their word), and often near-fatal encounters with the man-eating crocodile, particularly those who lie in wait in Kenya&#39;s Lake Rudolf. The self-portrait of Peter Beard writing on the ground while most of his body is seemingly swallowed up by a crocodile is world-famous, one of those few iconic photographs that people who do not particularly care about photography have seen, know, and can now photo-shop. Beard&#39;s documentary work on the irreversible devastation of the African continent was pioneering and ground-breaking. He was fortunate enough to see, as a young man of 21, the Africa that no longer exists today, an extinction that he prophesied more than fifty years ago. Beard&#39;s African romance began in America, when he first read and fell under the spell of Isak Dinesen&#39;s "Out of Africa" (1938), one of the greatest books of the 20th century, and it is impossible to think of his work without Dinesen&#39;s literary masterpiece in mind. When NASA, in its quixotic (but deeply moving) quest to reach out to other possible beings in the universe, was asked by the United States Government to send just one book to join the other earthly artifacts of "The Voyager", the time capsule flown infinitely into outer space, they chose Peter Beard&#39;s "The End of The Game". When he had to choose between marrying Princess Lee Radziwill, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis&#39; glamorous sister, and Africa, Peter Beard chose Africa. "The best book on crocodiles ever published" (The Chicago Tribune). An absolute "must-have" title for Peter Beard collectors. <b><i> This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in blue pen across the title page by the artist/photographer: "Salaams, Peter Beard". There is no recipient named. Beard also stamped the page with his left handprint in matching blue color. Peter Beard often signs with either his thumb, hand, or footprint (or all three). He has said that they are the oldest human signatures, and in his case, a gesture of his African-ness. Signed copies available online command thousands of dollars. This is a reasonable and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> 200 plates. Peter Beard&#39;s "The End of The Game" is widely regarded as one of the greatest books of the 20th century. One of the greatest living artist/photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PETER BEARD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0877015392.

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        Les Nourritures Terrestres, Lithographies originales de Pierre Boncompain

      Paris: Editions Michele Trinckvel. NF. 1990. 1st thus. Boxed. Yellow cloth covered solander box with title and vignette of a woman blocked on upper board and titles on spine, a couple of small marks to cloth, box contains sheets in original wrapper, illustrated by Pierre Boncompain with ten colour lithos and twenty b&w lithos with an additional twenty-six litho. illustrations to text, No.236 of an edition of 300 signed by the author on the colophon. , Andre Gide (1869-1951) was a French author and winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize for Literature. Gide&#39;s childhood was spent in the relative isolation of Normandy and he grew up in a family with a religious and puritanical world view. It was the conflict between the strict moralism of his upbringing and his own nature that would power Gide&#39;s writing and his work, both the autobiographical work and the fiction, explores his own battle between self realisation and the moral constraints instilled in him as a child. This work (the title translates as &#39;Fruits of the Earth&#39;) deals very directly with this conflict. Gide would acknowledge the influence of Nietzsche&#39;s Also Sprach Zarathustra on this book which was written in 1895 but the real roots of the book lie in Gide&#39;s travels in North Africa in 1893-94 where he came to accept his own attraction to boys. When published in 1897 the book, with its theme of abandoning rules and stability in favour of adventure and excess was not well received, however after the First World War it gained a considerable following, influencing a generation of young writers. Gide was a prolific writer, writing both fiction and non-fiction until his death in 1951. In 1952 the Catholic Church placed all his works in the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, and if Gide&#39;s work can be seen as an investigation of freedom and empowerment in the face of moralistic and puritanical authority then this seems almost to be a compliment., Folio 13" - 23" tall, 209 [5] pp .

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      Amsterdam, Netherlands: Willem Diepraam Studios, 1990. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Willem Diepraam Studios, 1990. Hardcover. As New/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. Rare Silver-Gelatin Vintage Print of the classic Willem Diepraam photograph. Limited Edition of 15 signed, titled, and dated copies. Print size is 11 X 20 inches. It is elegantly framed in white matte stock paper and contrastingly rich dark wood frame. Full frame size is 29 X 23 inches. The back is mounted in Plexiglas in order to show the signature. The photograph is of a young boy being chased by a pack of wild dogs. The white craggy landscape is streaked with long, undulating gray lines (as if by design); it looms over the tiny subjects and appears to envelop them, the Universal and the particular merged in one stunning photographic image. The photograph is named after the place where the incident actually took place, was witnessed, and captured permanently on film by Willem Diepraam (he will not reveal if the dogs caught up with the boy and killed him). As one has come to expect of a photographer who is both a moralist and a formalist, the image is an aesthetic triumph as well as a genuine evocation of unmitigated horror. One of his acknowledged masterpieces, it is beautifully reproduced as a doublespread in the monograph, "Willem Diepraam" (2001). Willem Diepraam is a Dutch photojournalist who has published several books in Europe, none of which is available here. Knowledge of his brilliant work is long overdue in the United States. A "must-have" print for Willem Diepraam collectors. <b><i> This is a copy of the Limited Edition, and it is very boldly and beautifully signed, titled, and dated in black ink-pen on verso (visible through the Plexiglas mounting on the back) by the photographer: "Willem Diepraam LOMO DE CORVINA, PANAMERICA SUR, LIMA, PERU, 1990" . This print is a contemporary photography classic. All copies of the Limited Edition are now in private hands or public collections. As far as we know, this is the only copy available online, is elegantly framed, and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. It was obtained from Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago, the photographer&#39;s American gallery, and a Certificate of Provenance from us comes with the print. A rare signed print thus. </b></i> One of the greatest living photographers. A flawless collectible print. (SEE ALSO OTHER WILLEM DIEPRAAM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG).

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        The Complete Tales of the City Series

      New York: Harper & Row, Publishers,, [1990]. Tales of the City; More Tales of the City; Further Tales of the City; Babycakes; Significant Others; Sure of You. 6 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spines and front boards, grey endpapers with a vignette illustration by Carl Dennis Buell. All housed in the publisher&#39;s decorated slipcase; as issued. All excellent copies in the somewhat rubbed slipcase which has 3 joints splitting, though still very much functional. The complete cycle of San Francisco author Armistead Maupin&#39;s popular "Tales of the City" novels first published in the San Francisco Chronicle and in book form by Harper & Row between 1978 and 1989. This is a signed limited edition set, each copy number 43 of 150 copies specially bound, each signed by the author. Maupin partially resumed the "Tales of the City" series in 2007 with Michael Tolliver Lives, carrying over some of the characters, but nonetheless this set constitutes a complete signed limited edition of Maupin&#39;s major works.

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        Edwardian Tennis Match:Men&#39;s Doubles

      Italy: circa 1990. Oil on copper. 12 x 23 1/2 inches. 22k gold leaf frame with veneer panel. 17 x 28 3/4 inches. Marco Ceri lives in Northern Italy where he paints in oil on copper pictures in a very specific genre all his own. They are paintings of English people engaged in polo, golf or tennis during the Edwardian era. A great deal of research provided a high degree of accuracy to every aspect of these scenes including of course the attire and sports equipment, but even the postures and demeanors of the participants. The accuracy of the elements however does not intrude on the overall delight expressed in these tableaux. The artist keeps a low profile, enjoying his virtual anonymity. He considers himself a craftsman, who by limiting his sphere of activity, brings that craft closer and closer to perfection.

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        Marbled paper : its history, techniques, and patterns : with special reference to the relationship of marbling to bookbinding in Europe and the Western world / Richard J. Wolfe

      Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press (1990), 1990. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: xvi, 245 p., [38] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm. Notes: Includes index. Bibliography: p. [193]-228. Summary: For 250 years after its introduction to Europe around 1600, the method of decorating paper known as marbling reigned supreme as the chief means of embellishing the fine work of hand-bookbinders.Richard J. Wolfe reconstructs the rise and fall of the craft and offers the most comprehensive account available of its history, techniques, and patterns. Biography: By Richard J. Wolfe. Subject: Marbled papers. Marbling (Bookbinding) Bookbinding. Crafts & Hobbies / Bookbinding. Marbled papers ; Marbling (Bookbinding) ; Bookbinding. Paper crafts. Series: A Publication of the A.S.W. Rosenbach fellowship in bibliography. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.

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