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        Revelaciones: The Art of Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Signed Limited Edition)

      San Diego, CA: Museum of Photographic Arts, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Text in English and Spanish. Copy 43 of only 99 copies bound in cloth. A catalog published for a major retrospective show. Includes many of Bravo's best images. A fine copy in gray cloth boards with a plate affixed to the front board as issued. Signed by Bravo. Very uncommon in this format.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Tosa Washi (Handmade Papers of Tosa, Kochi Prefecture)

      Kyoto: N.P., 1990. Two quarto volumes. xvi, 106, (8)pp; 5pp, 150ff. One of 500 copies. The first volume is illustrated with eight pages of color photographs, and with additional black & white photographs depicting the papermaking process throughout the text. The second volume contains 150 samples of Tosa handmade papers, elegantly mounted in mats. The paper samples are accompanied by descriptions in both Japanese and English, and although the text of the first volume is primarily in Japanese, an Introduction, an outline of the history of Tosa washi, and a description of the process of making Tosa paper, accompanied by a chart, are provided in English. Tosais a province within Kochi Prefecture in Japan, and their handmade papers are known for their softness and strength. The wide, creative variety of handmade papers made in the Prefecture is well documented in this book. Stab-bound in brown wrappers, and housed together in a blue paper-covered chemise and the original shipping carton. Faintest foxing to the printed paper labels on the front covers of the first volume and chemise, else a fine set.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      Compton, CA: Greybeard Press, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine example of one of Bukowski's scarcest books. Large Folio (17-1/2" x 20") bound in full blue denim clamshell style. Book and binding designed and produced for Greybeard Press by noted book artist Joe D'Ambrosio. Text on leaves of various abstract shapes. Illustrated with 9 mezzotints by James W. Johnson, each SIGNED, numbered, and titled in pencil in the lower margin. Copy #50 of only 75 copies SIGNED by both the author and the artist on the colophon page. Rare and spectacular production of this short story by Bukowski, virtually unobtainable.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe / edited by P.J. Hayward and J.S. Ryland - Volume 1 Introduction and Protozoans to Arthropods Volume 2 Molluscs to Chordates]

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990. Volumes 1 & 2 complete with fine b/w illustrations. Original hardback binding fine, complete with original protectors that are a little wavy on the spines. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine tight copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No dust jacket. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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      (Easthampton, MA): Cheloniidae Press, 1990. First Edition. hardcover. Fine in a clamshell box, a beautiful book. Alan James Robinson. Folio (10-3/8" x 15-7/8"), the exact untrimmed size of the First Folio of 1623, bound by Claudia Cohen and Sarah Creighton in full gilt-lettered rust morocco, with marbled endsheets by Faith Harrison, in a custom cloth clamshell box with a gilt-lettered large morocco spine label. Designed by illustrator Alan James Robinson and Arthur Kinney, who wrote the text. Illustrated with 54 wood engravings depicting the birds and beasts and one wood engraving as well as an etching of Shakespeare. This is copy #I of 5 special proof copies (of a total edition of only 131) printed by Harold Patrick McGrath on Cheloniidae rag made specially for the Press, the first paper to carry a Cheloniidae watermark, and SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. With an extra suite of the engravings and etching, each SIGNED and numbered by Robinson, plus another suite, issued only with the limitation of 5, containing two working proofs of each wood engraving and three state proofs of the etching, all SIGNED by Robinson. In addition there are two ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWINGS--one of a wolf, the other a lion-- INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the artist to the original owner. Prospectus laid in. The rarest state of the greatest achievement of the press.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      (KELLEY, MIKE). Kelley, Mike. RECONSTRUCTED HISTORY: EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MIKE KELLEY - ONE OF TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST WITH AN ADDITIONAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION. Signed Presentation Copy from the Artist. New York & Cologne, GERMANY: Thea Westreich & Gisela Capitain, 1990. First Edition 1/250. 4to. Illustrated Boards in Jacket. Artist's Book. As New/As New. np (138pp), 61 b&w illustrations + cover. Designed by Mike Kelley and Patti Podesta. "Reconstructed History" is Mike Kelley's rollicking, scatologically-inflected view of America's past that would have our founding fathers spinning while copulating and excreting in their graves. Taking the form of the fictional grade-school textbook "Living in Our America: A Record of Our Country - History for Young Citizens", it features sixty-one black and white reproductions of historically based artwork and photographs that have been subsequently altered in the manner of naughty child to blend pithy commentary with phalluses, breasts, and all manner of bodily secretions galore. After seeing "Reconstructed History", you'll never view the Empire State Building in quite the same way again. A most handsome copy of this deluxe artist's book that was limited to two hundred and fifty copies only SIGNED AND NUMBERED #153/250 by Mike Kelley in black ink on the colophon, as issued with an additional SIGNED PRESENTATION "To ..., all my best, Mike Kelley 1992" in black ink on the half title page in the publisher's unprinted cardboard shipping carton. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 021470&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Bibliotheca leonardiana, 1493-1989 : Volume Primo: Catalogo cronologico; Volume Secondo: Catalogo cronologico Indici; Volume Terzo: Catalogo per soggetti (Comune diVinci - Ente Raccolta Vinciana)

      Editrice bibliografica, 1990. Oversized Hardback.. Excellent condition./Very good dust jacket, all three slightly yellowed jackets spines, all three price clipped, Vol. 2 and 3 have small amount of edgewear top of jacket spine. . * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD With photogravures by Aaron Siskind.

      (NY): Limited Edition Club, 1990. First ed. Siskind, Aaron. as such. Folio, unpaged, with 6 full-page hand-pulled photogravure-illustrations. Cloth with morocco spine and fore edge. Housed in publisher's cloth slipcase. A fine, as new copy. Aaron Siskind, 1903 - 1991, was long associated as the photographer of the Abstract Expressionist group. This, his last body of work was made of the tar stains and patches in the road near his home in Providence, Rhode Island. One of 550 copies, SIGNED by Siskind.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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      New York: Harry N. Abrams. Very Good with no dust jacket (1990). First Edition. Hardcover. Some fading to spine of clamshell box. Some staining to the front wrapper of the text block. Plates in fine condition. ; 42 lithograph illustrations reproduced in facsimile, mounted in 31 frames. English language edition. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        The Cure at Troy (Signed Limited Edition)

      Derry: Field Day, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Copy 78 from an edition of only 500. A Version of Sophocles' "Philoctetes." A fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. Signed by Heaney on the limitation page and with the origainal errata book mark laid in.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Mother Goose

      New York: Serigrafia Ltd, 1990. - Serigraph print on Rives BFK paper, measures 26-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches, signed in pencil and numbered. From a set of 300 copies, issued as part of the "Mother Goose Collection" Portfolio, created as a fund-raiser for the Children's Health Fund (New York), founded by Paul Simon to provide health care for disadvantaged children. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Battledore Ltd]
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        Le tiers espace: essai sur la nature

      Méridiens-Klincksieck, 1990. in8 Broché

      [Bookseller: Livre Nomade]
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      [New York]: Limited Editions Club, (1990). hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Aaron Siskind. Very large, almost square quarto (15" x 17-1/2"), bound in quarter black goatskin over green linen boards with goatskin fore-edge to the boards and a green leather spine label. Illustrated with 6 large photogravures by Aaron Siskind printed by Clary Nelson at the Renaissance Press on Richard De Bas paper. The photographs were taken not far from Siskin's home in Providence, RI "of tar poured into the cracks of light-colored concrete roads, forming swirls and curves and parallel lines, cheerful or brooding markings on a gritty surface that is rendered almost microscopically and enlarged into a striking textural background for each of the six photographs." Copy #457 of only 550 numbered copies SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Imperial Gina : the Strictly Unauthorized Biography of Gina Lollobrigida

      Brookline Village, Boston : Branden Pub. Co. , 1990. 1st Edition. Includes filmography (p. [255]-[274]) , bibliographical references (p. [275]-285) , and indexes. Subjects; Motion picture actors and actresses--Italy--Biography. Photographers--Italy--Biography. Association copy; signed and inscribed to the director Martin Scorcese. An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Complete set of the Kay Scarpetta series

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (and Putnams),, 1990–2010. Postmortem; Body of Evidence; All That Remains; Cruel and Unusual; The Body Farm; From Potter's Field; Cause of Death; Unnatural Exposure; Point of Origin; Black Notice; The Last Precinct; Blow Fly; Trace; Predator; Book of the Dead; Scarpetta; The Scarpetta Factor; Port Mortuary; [together with] Food to Die For: Secrets from Kay Scarpetta's Kitchen. 19 volumes, octavo and quarto. Original cloth backed boards. With the dust jackets. One title a trifle shaken, a few corners lightly bumped, some minuscule rubbing to one or two dust jackets but an absolutely exceptional set in the jackets - all entirely unread and remarkably fresh. First editions, first printings. Each copy signed on the title page by the author. The Cornwell/Scarpetta bookplate is loosely inserted into the first title. Also included with this set is a 14 karat gold Scarpetta lapel pin. This set includes the cook book and all 18 Scarpetta novels published up to 2010.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Introduction à l'histoire naturelle et à la géographie physique de l' Espagne; traduit de l'original espagnol de Guillaume Bowles, par le vicomte de Flavigny.

      - Brunet I, 1990 ''Ouvrage estimé''; VI, p. 69; not in Borba Moraes; Sabin. Very rare French translation of the Spanish original edition (Madrid, 1775) of a work on the natural history and geography of Spain and Spanish America by William Bowles. A large part is devoted to mining and the geological resources of Spain and its colonies. Bowles (1705-1780) was born in Cork, England, but travelled to Spain and was appointed superintendant of the Spanish mines. Bowles' main work Introduction. is considered valuable as it is the first work of its kind.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
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        Edwardian Golf

      Italy: circa 1990. Oil on copper. 8 x 15 1/2 inches. 22k gold leaf frame with brown crackle panel. 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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