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        Edwardian Golfers

      Italy: circa 1990. Oil on copper. 8 x 15 3/4 inches. 22k gold leaf frame with brown crackle sides. 10 1/2 x 18 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 at 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Fragments. et autres textes.

      Gallimard 1990 - - Gallimard, Paris _1990, 12,5x20cm, broché. - Edition en partie originale, un des 35 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Iconographie. Une déchirure marginale sans manque affectant la page de faux-titre, sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Age of Iron

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1990. First US Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First US Edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Light browning to the page edges. Signed by the author on the title page. This book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Train Maquette A large two piece item in plaster. The lower half consists of wheels, the top half with an engine in a typical Paolozzi style.

      Self-published., London 1990 - Train MaquetteA large two piece item in plaster. The lower half consists of wheels, the top half with an engine in a typical Paolozzi style. The two items are separated by a pine wooden block. We believe that Paolozzi deliberately did this so the base and engine sections were interchangeable. Both pieces have been varnished.Not signed or with the studio stamp, but this was given by Paolozzi to a friend or colleague.Size 21 x 15 cm approx. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        The Life of the Body

      Minneapolis: Coffee House Press/Espresso Editions. 1990. A story by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, with six linoleum cut illustrations by Susan Nees. One of 170 numbered copies signed by the author and artist. A couple small faint spots to spine cloth; else fine in boards and publisher's ribbon-tied plexiglass case. An attractive production. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A COLLECTION OF THEATRICAL FACE MASKS FOR THE CHINESE OPERA - Lian Pu Da Quan

      Printed in Hanzhou in August 1990, 1990. BOOK, SLEEVE & SLIPCASE IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. The Chinese Introduction is followd by 120 pages of of coloured drawings of the various face masks used for the many characters presented in the Chinese Opera, with nine masks shown per page. Accordian pages on rice paper, with 2 thread stitched binding, in the original protective brocade sleeve, which fits into the original brocade slipcase, with paper labels intact on front and back. The title in Chinese charcters, on the cover of the box, makes reference to the Chinese Opera Actor "Mei Lan-Fang".. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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        Australia's Greatest Rock Art

      Australia in Print. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1990. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 186273013x . Corner bumped. DJ rubbed at corresponding corner. Near Fine/Near Fine ; 1.25 x 14.25 x 10.25 Inches; 312 pages .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

      Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1990. First edition of the Easton Press edition. Octavo, black leather with gilt titles and tooling to the front and rear panels. All edges gilt, silk ribbon bound in. In fine condition. Although not called for, this copy is signed by Kesey in three different shades. In fine condition. Illustrated by Kent Bash. Includes the publisher's note about the book and its author. Published in February 1962, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was a great critical and commercial success. Over the subsequent decades the book's reputation and readership swelled as millions recognized Kesey's psychiatric ward as a not-so-fantastic metaphor for a modern world in which bureaucracy and technology combine to diminish humanity, individuality and diversity.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Neuromancer

      Norwalk, Conn.: Easton, 1990. "Collector's edition". Hardcover in full blue leather w/ aeg, place ribbon, no dj. SIGNED on the title page. 231 pp. Fine condition.. Signed. Hard Cover. Illus. by Byron Taylor.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        Roan Stallion

      Covelo, CA: Yolla Bolly Press, 1990. Hard Cover. Fine in Fine Box. Karin Wikström. Karin Wikström. Hard Cover. 1 of 70 deluxe copies, numbered "O.S. press copy." This deluxe edition is issued in a box with a separately bound commentary and an extra unbound woodcut print. One hundred and fifty-five copies were printed of which seventy are deluxe and eighty-five are regular in slipcase without commentary. Ten of the seventy deluxe copies (including this copy) were not offered for sale and were reserved for the press. Signed by the artist and the accompanying commentary is signed by author Tim Hunt. "The story of the Roan Stallion originated from a mysterious old cabin that Jeffers found in a roadless hollow in the hills, abandoned ever since its owner was killed by a stallion ... Though greeted with immediate acclaim, it also caused a furor in some quarters. In the story, the woman (who Jeffers makes one-fourth Indian) longs for a mystical union with a great stallion; a union that some critics chose to take literally. Despite the tempest it caused, the story has come to be known as the most intense and beautiful of all the Jeffers narratives" (Yolla Bolly Press). Bound in soft pigskin suede with paper woodcut illustration of a stallion on front cover. Illustrated with seven color woodcuts by Karin Wikstöm. Handset and letterpress printed on French Rives paper by Aaron Johnson. Housed in a dark green cloth clamshell box with paper title label to spine. Slight sunning to spine panel of box. This copy lacks the extra woodcut print. Includes prospectus and oversized postcard announcement. 56 pages. PRI/061013.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street

      New York: Doubleday, 1990-1992. Uncorrected proofs of author's most well known work; a trilogy originally published in Egypt in the 1950's and which garnered him the Nobel Prize in literature decades later in 1988. Octavo, 3 volumes. Original illustrated wrappers. Each volume is signed by Mahfouz and in near fine condition. Books signed by Mahfouz are exceptionally rare as he left Egypt only twice during his life, each time only but for a short time. The Cairo Trilogy traces three generations of the family of patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence. The Trilogy is the achievement of a master storyteller reminiscent of Tolstoy. Laid into Palace Walk is the publicity from Doublday. "Naguib Mahfouz is not only a Hugo and a Dickens, but also a Galsworthy, a Mann, a Zola, and a Jules Romains." (Edward Said) Naguib Mahfouz's epic trilogy of colonial Egypt is the captivating story of a Muslim family in Cairo during Britain's occupation of Egypt. Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad is a tyrannical patriarch that governs with a strict hand while secretly living in self-indulgence. His actions doom him to witness over the course of three generations the wane of his familial influence against the themes of rising modernity, and he witnesses against his will his offspring spawn followers of Communist, Muslim fundamentalist, and powerful politicians. The Cairo Trilogy is a compelling drama with remarkable insight that deserves the Nobel Prize it won in 1988.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Adults Alphabets. Examples of English Press Alphabet Books from the last hundred years with an Alphabetical description, copious illustrations and a checklist of Press Alphabet Books.

      Hanborough Parrot, Oxford 1990 - Limited ed, viii/xxv signed by the author. Pp. 45. Well illustrated throughout. Bound in patterned cloth-covered boards, slipcase. Colophon indicates 85 copies to be coloured but this was not done the limitation of xxv coloured copies is correct. There were 85 un-coloured, 60 partly coloured and 25 fully coloured of which this is one. Very slight wear to extremities. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books ABA ILAB]
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        Sanibel Flats: A Mystery

      St. Martins Press, 1990. First Edition (first printing). The first novel by the author of THE MAN WHO INVENTED FLORIDA and EVERGLADES, a "Doc Ford" story which takes him to a turbulent Central American country in a kidnapping scheme. Fine/Fine. Inscribed by White on the half title page, as follows: "For L. S. Owens -- Greetings from Florida! Randy Wayne White Fort Myers, Florida 24 October 1994." . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Parting with Illusions: The Extraordinary Life and Controversial Views of the Soviet Union's Leading Commentator

      Atlantic Monthly Press New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. (1990). First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a couple of creases on the front flap. Autobiography of the Russian Cold War commentator and talking head. Pozner, who spent much of his career deriding Yankee Imperialists for the Soviet propaganda machine, has Inscribed the book to a REAL Yankee Imperialist: "For My Hero Joe DiMaggio! From Vladimir Pozner. Feb. 25, 1990." Laid in is a bookmark from a bookstore in San Francisco (DiMaggio's hometown). With a letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The White Castle

      New York: George Braziller, 1990. First American edition of the Nobel Prize- winning author's first book to be translated into English. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America

      Altadena, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1990 Hardcover SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine with a slightly darkened area to the front board as if exposed to moisture resulting in loss of gilt to bottom of two letters, no other indications, in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and a tiny tear at the spine. A nice copy. Dark blue cloth-bound hardcover with embossed silver 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. Edited with text by Stanley B. Burns. 140 pages; 76 color reproductions printed recto only, with caption opposite; 9 x 12.25 inches. Extended captions, chronology of death in America, photograph identification by era, bibliography. SIGNED BY BURNS on the title page; no inscription. A chronological presentation of postmortem American photography from 1840 to 1930. "What emerges is a vivid visual history of the changes in American customs. We can see the change in death concepts and funerary practices, from the image of death as a stark Puritan journey for a sinner to the late Victorian beautification of death and its interpretation as a restful sleep for a redeemed soul."

      [Bookseller: A&D Books]
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        The General in his Labyrinth

      New York: Knopf, 1990. Limited ed. Full leather, in slipcase. As new. Signed by the Nobel laureate on the limitation page. Number 343 of a limited first American edition of 350 copies. This is a Borzoi book, as stated. Printed on special paper and bound in tan leather. Outer edges of pages are uncut. Raised bands on spine. No DJ, as issued. Presented in a paper-covered slipcase, as issued, depicting Cartagena S. Marta and Venezuela. Pages composed and printed by Heritage Productions, Inc. of North Carolina. Bound by Nicholstone Companies, Inc. of Tenessee. Typography and binding design by Dorothy S. Baker.

      [Bookseller: BeeBee]
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        THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ dust jacket. Octavo. Bound in publisher's cloth; barely perceptible rubbing to the front board; a collectible copy in a beautiful unclipped dust jacket; scarce with Garcia Marquez's signature; dust jacket protected in a mylar cover; digital images can be made available upon request. Signed and dated by Garcia Marquez on the half title.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: timkcbooks]
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        TRIPTICO DE MADERA

      - 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.

      [Bookseller: Llibres del Mirall]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: A&D Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: El Pergamí Vell]
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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! .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION

      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.

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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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) .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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