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        Duccio il pittore electrodoméstico (Valeria Brancaforte, author and illustrator)

      Edizioni del Buon Tiempo, Milano (Milan) 1996 - A stunning livre d'artiste / portfolio of prints, with both text and illustrations printed from linoleum blocks. Eleven large (35 x 50 cm) sheets, printed in bright colors, each initialed by the author / artist (the twelfth sheet, the justification / colophon, features an original linocut by L. Passerini) Edition limited to 40 numbered copies, printed on fine, thick Graphia wove paper and signed in full by the author / artist in the justification / colophon. Oblong large folio. Loose as issued in original wraps. FINE AND BRIGHT. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Children of the Alley [Signed] WAS $2,850

      New York: Doubleday, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $2,850. A Fine, Superior, copy of the first American edition, first printing, in a Very Near Fine dust jacket (a small closed tear to the front panel near the flap fold - repaired by a small piece of tape to the jacket's verso, not visible on the exterior, slight push to spine head), SIGNED BY NAGUIB MAHFOUZ on the half-title; the history of a tumultuous alley whose residents, some of whom are fearsome, some fearless, and some fearful, all descended from a single man, Gabalawi, who kept to his mansion at the alley's end. Naguib Mahfouz "who, through works rich in nuance - now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous - has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind", won the 1988 Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the only Egyptian, and the only author writing in Arabic, ever to win the Prize. In 1994 Mahfouz survived an assassination attempt perpetrated by religious extremists. The attack damaged nerves in his right hand, rendering Mahfouz unable to write for more than a few minutes each day, and seriously affecting his handwriting as seen in his signature to this book. This copy belonged to Actor Jack Palance and carries the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property to the front pastedown. Signed copies of this Nobel Prize Winner's books are rather uncommon and nice copies of this title are surprisingly scarce. Accordingly, signed copies of this title in a condition as nice as is this one are rarely seen. A Fine copy, PREVIOUSLY BELONGING TO JACK PALANCE AND SIGNED BY NAGUIB MAHFOUZ.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Emigrants

      UK: Harvill. First UK Hardback edition and first impression published in 1996 by Harvill. Book and jacket are both fine. Jacket is not price-clipped and ffep has bookseller sticker. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1996.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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      [Stillwater, ME. 1996]. Original painting by Nancy Leavitt, 16.5 inches by 23.5 inches, matted and framed. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        The Hub: An Illustrated Weekly for Wheelmen and Wheelwomen. Volume I (August 8-October 31, 1896) and Volume II (November 7, 1896-January 30, 1897)

      London: George Newnes Two volumes bound as one. Volume I: 7 (index), 520 pages. Volume II: 6 (index), 544 pages. Profusely illustrated in b/w. Many interesting advertisements throughout. Original maroon cloth (heavily flecked) with gilt titling and rules on the spine. Small hole in cloth spine. Slight waterstains on first few pages, which have a few short closed tears. Rare first volumes of this fascinating magazine from the heyday of cycling. The Hub was a short-lived publication, only surviving for thirteen volumes from 1996-1899. It's especially interesting in that it tried very hard to attract women readers with many articles on cycling fashions, health, social news, advice, etc. A regular feature was "Women of Note in the Cycling World". Women feature in many of the illustrations and advertisements.. Hard Cover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Tapsell's Books]
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        La Fresque biblique, tome 10: La fin des temps

      Le Lombard, 1996. in4 Relié

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        Folles Perspectives (Signed) (Limited Edition)

      Stardom, 1996. Hard Cover. New. Out of Print. Whimsical designs from Moebius' sketchbook taken from the years 1992 - 1995 and published in actual sketchbook format. SIGNED and NUMBERED edition of 2000 copies. 76 pages. Black & White 5" x 7" (13cm x 18cm)

      [Bookseller: Print Matters]
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        The First Folio of Shakespeare. The Norton Facsimile. Limited edition copy

      The Folio Society, London 1996 - 928pp. Bound by Smith Setle of Otley in Wassa Goatskin with marble paper sides. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket in green slipcase Black hardback half leather cover with marbled boards Limited Facsimile eition [278/1000]; Second edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Palabras De Chan K'in

      Woodlanders Workshop. UNBOUND. A series of four short poems from Mayan Elder Chan K'in to mark his passing at the age of 116. Printed on handmade paper, along with one title card and one with publication information (see below for full text in Spanish & English). The six cards are wrapped in a handmade paper cover with a dried leaf containing the title printed onto the leaf, attached to a slender stiff cord which holds the envelope together. Published in the Selva Lacondona in Chiapas, Mexico. From a small tag attached to the outside: "The little flower books and boxes are handmade from natural fibers by Maya Indians in Southern Mexico. We use carnations, pansies, marigolds, fennel leaves, asparagus ferns, cornsilk, sugarcane, banana fronds, fig bark and bamboo." Esta caja parlante fue hecha como un pequeno homenaje al autor de estas palabras. el patriarca lacandon, Chan K'In Viejo, quien murio el 23 de diciembre de 1996 a la edad de 116 anos. el forro y los papeles interiores fueron elaborados por mujeres y hombres mayas, utilizando flores y fibras renovables de la selva como pensamientos, cepa de platano rastrojo de milpa, liquen, hojarasca, bejucos y xate en: Taller Lenateros Flavio A. Paniagua No. 54 San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Rough translation courtesy of Google (quite humorous when it gets to the list of materials in paper): The speaker box was made as a small tribute to the author of these words. Lacandon patriarch, Chan K'IN Elder, who died on December 23, 1996 at the age of 116 years. the inner lining and the papers were prepared by Mayan women and men, using flowers and renewable fibers such as thoughts of the forest strain of banana cornfield stubble, lichen, leaves, vines and xate in: Workshop Woodlanders Flavio A. Paniagua # 54 San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. No publication date, but circa mid to late 1990s. Handmade, extremely limited edition . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Earthlight Books]
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        Römpp Chemie Lexikon, 9. Auflage: 6 Bde. [Gebundene Ausgabe] von Hermann Römpp (Autor), Jürgen Falbe (Autor), Manfred Regitz

      Thieme Georg Verlag, 1996. Auflage: 9., erw. u. neubearb. A. (Juni 1996). Hardcover. Good. Diese Zahlen sprechen für sich 44.000 Fachbegriffe 5.000 Druckseiten in 6 Bänden 120.000 Querverweise 65.000 Literaturhinweise 8.000 Abbildungen, Formeln und Tabellen Warum ein neuer "RÖMPP"? 9000 Stichwörter völlig neu erfaßt 100% der Grafiken, der Einträge und der Literaturzitate überarbeitet zukunftsweisende SchwerpunktthemenUmweltchemie, Abfall, Biotechnologie Die einzigartige Sammlung von 44.000Stichwörtern aus der Chemie und den anderen Naturwissenschaften. Anwendungsbezogen und praxisnah für den Einsatz am Arbeitsplatz Absolut kompetent von Fachspezialisten aus Industrie und Hochschule verfaßt Doppelt wertvoll durch das engmaschige Netz von Querverweisen Leicht verständliche Definitionen garantieren auch Nicht-Chemikern optimalen Nutzen. Umfassende 35 FachgebieteAbfall, Analytik, Angewandte Chemie, Anorganik, Arbeitssicherheit, Biochemie, Biographien, Biologie, Biotechnologie, Elektrochemie, Farbstoffe, Fette/Tenside/Waschmittel, Firmenportraits, Gesetzgebung, Kohle- und Petrochemie, Labortechnik, Lebensmittelchemie, Makromolekulare Chemie, Medizin, Metallurgie, Mineralogie, Naturstoffe, Nomenklatur, Ökologie, Organik, Organisationen, Pflanzenschutz, Pharmazie, Physik, Physikalische Chemie, Radiochemie, Technische Chemie, Toxikologie und Umweltschutz, Warenzeichen. Weshalb schmeckt Wermut bitter? Welche Rolle spielt das Y-Virus fürdieGetreideernte? Und lässt sich das Waldsterben durch Magnesium stoppen? Fragen, die das Römpp Lexikon Chemie in der zehnten vollständigüberarbeiten Auflage beantwortet. Nach fast drei Jahren ist das Standartnachschlagewerk nun von A wie alpa bis Z wie Zyzzin mit über44000 Stichwörtern auf dem neuesten wissenschaftlichen Stand. Rund 9000 davon sind nach Angaben des Thieme Verlags neu geschrieben worden. Besonders die Themenfelder Umweltchemie, Abfall und Biotechnologie haben die Herausgeber Jürgen Falbe und Manred Regnitz dabei verstärkt berücksichtigt. Dafür wurden die Abschnitte über anorganische, organische und physikalische Chemie gestrafft. Dem Umfang hat das keinen Abbruch getan - auch der neue Römpp präsentiert sich in sechs Bänden. Mit ihren Veränderungen wollen die Autoren dem Wandel in den Kompetenzfeldern der Chemie Rechnung tragen. Beibehalten haben sie das umfangreiche Register chemischer Summenformeln und ein Stichwortverzeichnis wichtiger Begriffe in Englisch, Französisch und Spanisch. Es ermöglicht einen schnellen Zugriff auf einzelne Verbindungen und ist eine große Hilfe beim Aufarbeiten fremdsprachiger Fachliteratur. Wie bereits in früheren Auflagen fehlt der Bibel der Chemiker auch diesmal Farbe, wodurch die Lesbarkeit mitunter leidet. Wünschenswert wären auch mehr Grafiken, die komplizierte Reaktionsmechanismen besser erläutern als langwierige Textpassagen. Dennoch bleibt der "Römpp" auch in der neusten Auflage ein unverzichtbares Hilfsmittel für jeden Chemiker. Umweltchemie Abfall Biotechnologie Chemie Naturwissenschaften Analytik Angewandte Chemie Anorganik Arbeitssicherheit Biochemie Biologie Biotechnologie Elektrochemie Farbstoffe Fette Tenside Waschmittel Kohle- und Petrochemie Labortechnik Lebensmittelchemie Makromolekulare Chemie Medizin Metallurgie Mineralogie Naturstoffe Ökologie Organik Pflanzenschutz Pharmazie Physik Physikalische Chemie Radiochemie Technische Chemie Toxikologie Umweltschutz Warenzeichen Y-Virus Getreideernte Und lässt sich das Waldsterben durch Magnesium stoppen? Fragen, die das Römpp Lexikon Chemie in der zehnten vollständigüberarbeiten Auflage beantwortet. Nach fast drei Jahren ist das Standartnachschlagewerk nun von A wie alpa bis Z wie Zyzzin mit über44000 Stichwörtern auf dem neuesten wissenschaftlichen Stand. Rund 9000 davon sind nach Angaben des Thieme Verlags neu geschrieben worden. Besonders die Themenfelder Umweltchemie, Abfall und Biotechnologie haben die Herausgeber Jürgen Falbe und Manred Regnitz dabei verstärkt berücksichtigt. Dafür wurden die Abschnitte über anorganische, organische und physikalische Chemie gestrafft. Dem Umfang hat das keinen Abbruch getan - auch der neue Römpp präsentiert sich in sechs Bänden. Mit ihren Veränderungen wollen die Autoren dem Wandel in den Kompetenzfeldern der Chemie Rechnung tragen. Beibehalten haben sie das umfangreiche Register chemischer Summenformeln und ein Stichwortverzeichnis wichtiger Begriffe in Englisch, Französisch und Spanisch. Es ermöglicht einen schnellen Zugriff auf einzelne Verbindungen und ist eine große Hilfe beim Aufarbeiten fremdsprachiger Fachliteratur. Wie bereits in früheren Auflagen fehlt der Bibel der Chemiker auch diesmal Farbe, wodurch die Lesbarkeit mitunter leidet. Wünschenswert wären auch mehr Grafiken, die komplizierte Reaktionsmechanismen besser erläutern als langwierige Textpassagen. Dennoch bleibt der "Römpp" auch in der neusten Auflage ein unverzichtbares Hilfsmittel für jeden Chemiker. Römpp Chemie- Lexikon A- Z. 9. A. Jürgen Falbe Manfred Regitz

      [Bookseller: Lars Lutzer]
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        VERDI LA FENICE Fine Facsimile Edition

      Vallecchi. New. Hardcover. <p>TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS Format: large format Number of Pages: 208 Paper: weighing 220 grams, has been created by the Cartiere Miliani di Fabriano with a particular composition enriched with vegetable fibers. This special composition reproduces the characteristics of antique paper and is guaranteed to last for centuries. Binding: entirely sewn by hand and bound in leather, with gold-leaf designs. Container: in wood, finished in walnut and leather with embossments. Iconography: about 200 images, the most interesting of which are full-page reproduction </p><p>CONTENTS In this volume we have reproduced all the documents pertaining to the relationship between the composer and the Venetian Theater. Rough drafts of scenery, costumes and stage designs--all belonging to La Fenice&#146;s Historic Archives-- are published here in annoted form. The book is divided into two parts: 1) Rough draft designs for stage sets and costumes. Following an essay of introduction written by Maria Ida Biggi, is the presentation of the graphic materials which were almost all lost in the 1996 fire. The images, which had fortunately been reproduced before the fire and added to the scholar&#146;s personal archives, therefore constitute a unique testimony of the lost materials. Costume and set designs are subdivided by operas; this part of the volume is then subdivided into sections, each one relating to an opera composed by Verdi. 2) Resources and documents. With an essay of introduction written by the director of the Historic Archives at the Teatro La Fenice, Franco Rossi, (who was responsible for the selection and the indexing of the materials) , the entire corpus of the Verdian paper documents from the Archives are herein published: autographed letters by Verdi, playbills for premiere operas, photographic material realting to Verdi, and the most famous interpretations of his operas, frontispieces of the original libretti, the first pages of music scores with hand-written notes by the composer himself, etc. All of the documents, for the most part previously unpublished, regarding the operas composed by Verdi for the Fenice (Ermani, Attila, Rigoletto, Traviata, Simon Boccanegra) have been temporarily conserved at the Levi Foundation along with other informative records.  </p><p>AUTHORS Franco Rossi, director of the Archivio Storico della Fenice and Maria Ida Biggi, professor of History of Scenography at the University Ca&#146; Foscari of Venice.  </p><p>INSTITUTIONS This volume was commissioned by the Historical Archives of Il Teatro La Fenice. </p> .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Alchemy & Marbling

      Joppe, The Netherlands: Karli Frigge, 1996. 75 pp: 22 pp. introduction in English, 19 leaves with 24 original tipped-in marbles with surprising shapes. Some types, like the tiger eyelets, are very old and are to be found on papers from the 19th century ; others are new, for example the travelling drop of paint in experiment 3. Of all marbles the recipes and descriptions of marbling experiments are given. Half the experiments have been done in black paint: a prerequisite to do the work. Moreover, this shows the shapes and structures to their best advantage. It is not until the last chapter that colours are shown in surprising gradations. Bound by the author, in 100 copies, signed by the author. Black decorated boards with parchment strips on a leather spine, according to the old Dutch bookbinding method. With the manuscript erratum by the author for the wrong pagination of the leaves between the samples. Enclosed in a black cardboard slipcase. FINE.. 1st edition. 27 x 29 cm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Jacob E. van Ruller]
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      Tokyo, Japan: Shinchosha Company Publishers, 1996. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/As New Dust Jacket.. Tokyo, Japan: Shinchosha Company Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. As New/As New. First Edition/First Printing. 288 pages. Artist Book. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The book is now rare. A magnificent production by Tadanori Yokoo: Oversize-volume format. Red hard boards with black titles on spine, as issued. Postcards collected, photographed, and assembled by Tadanori Yokoo. Essay by Hiroshi Aramata appended at the end. Promotional blue obi-band wrapped around the book. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Tokyo, Japan to absolutely the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with colorful titles and design on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents what is unquestionably the single most glorious book on the art of the postcard and its intimate relation to photography, graphic design, and collecting. "Waterfall Rapture" utilizes the "multiplier effect" to celebrate and capture in book form the rapturous experience called collecting. Every postcard is a reproduction of a photograph (including the photograph of a painting or work of art) . Each of the postcards in his massive collection was photographed by Yokoo to create his book. These photographs appear as miniature reproductions in the book, that is, as photographs of photographs of photographs of photographs, beautifully, lovingly, and obsessively assembled on every page by the graphic designer. The exhilarating result is a book that is a one-of-a-kind, which is every collector&#39;s dream object, and the postcard, photography, graphic design, and collecting finally come full circle: My addiction, my collection, my edition. Why does a human being become a collector? According to Susan Sontag (in "On Photography") , the ultimate reason is that it is the most effective way to understand oneself and somehow possess the world. According to Tadanori Yokoo, it is because: "A collection is addictive. A collection is a deviation from the system. A collection is spiritual. A collection is the unification of life and art. A collection is the soul&#39;s salvation. A collection is the pursuit of beauty. A collection is the discipline of intuition. A collection transforms quantity into quality". And ultimately because: "A collection has no purpose" (Tadanori Yokoo) . Sontag and Yokoo are really saying the same thing: Collecting is about oneself, a self-portrait, not about what one is collecting. "He found space somewhere in the book for each and every single postcard. Dear reader, don&#39;t skip over a single one. Have no doubt that by participating in this memorial, you too will surely be able to find deliverance from your earthly suffering" (Hiroshi Aramata) . Pure rapture, absolute bliss. A "must-have" title for Tadanori Yokoo collectors. <b><i> This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed (in Japanese characters, kanji style) in black marker by Tadanori Yokoo. This is an Import title and is now highly collectible. This is one of only two signed copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> 13, 000 color plates. Tadanori Yokoo&#39;s "Waterfall Rapture" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". The greatest living graphic designer. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER TADANORI YOKOO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 4104110019.

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        Waterfall Rapture: Postcards of Falling Water

      Tokyo: Shinchosha, (1996). A few insignificant dents to the bottom edge, else fine in a fine jacket, publisher&#39;s obi.. First Edition. Quarto. Essay by Hiroshi Aramata. Reproductions of Yokoo&#39;s postcard collection. Eccentric and beautiful. (Parr / Badger, v2, 224-225).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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      (VISIONAIRE) (FORD, TOM) (GUCCI). Ford, Tom, Stephen Gan, Cecilia Dean & James Kaliardos, Editors. VISIONAIRE NO. 24: LIGHT (TOM FORD FOR GUCCI). New York: Visionaire Publishing, 1996. First Edition 1/3300. Oblong 4to. Plexiglas Box. Fashion Quarterly. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued. np (24 loose transparencies), profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Tom Ford. Limited to three thousand, three hundred copies, Visionaire No. 24: "Light" is one of the most highly prized issues of everyone&#39;s favorite deluxe fashion quarterly. For it "Visionaire teamed up with fashion luminary Tom Ford and Gucci on an issue devoted to the theme - Light. This was our most ambitious project to date in terms of content and production. There was a conscious effort on the parts of both Visionaire and Ford to steer clear of fashion and to focus on what we considered to be fine-art images. It introduced a new cast of contributors to the Visionaire fold: artists such as Sam Taylor-Wood, Andreas Gursky, and Christopher Bucklow; art director Peter Saville; animator Hayao Miyazaki; and architect Toyo Ito". The transparencies are housed in an elegant 5 1/2 x 15 x 2 1/2 inch sliding black Lucite case affixed with a silver plaque that contains a Lumigraphics light-emitting sheet operating on ten AAA batteries. Visionaire&#39;s own price for this quickly out-of-print back issue is $2,850.00 - when available. A most handsome numbered copy (#15/3300) of this beautiful object with the transparencies still in the publisher&#39;s shrinkwrap in fine working order with batteries included. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value and weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022172&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Flora Europaea (5 Volume Set)

      Cambridge Univ Press, 0000. All 5 volumes in vg clean condition, all in vg dustjackets. Vol. 1: Psilotaceae to Platanaceae, 581 pp. Second Edition reprint 1996, Vol. 2: Rosaceae to Umbelliferae, 469 pp., reprint 2001. Vol. 3: Diapensiaceae to Myoporaceae, 385 pp., reprint 1996. Vol. 4: Plantaginaceae to Compositae (and Rubiaceae), 505 pp. , reprint 1996. Vol. 5: Alismataceae to Orchidaceae, 452 pp., reprint 2000.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eric T.Moore Books]
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        Rhymes & Fables

      The Inkwell Press. Collectible - Good. Small Quarto. Quarter Cloth Hardcover. Limited Edition. 1996. 114 pp. Signed by author on limitation page. 11 of 150 signed copies. Features hand-set type, original woodcut prints and bound by hand. Bound in orange quarter cloth with patterned paper on boards, black lettering on spine and front panel. Mild shelfwear with light rubbing of edges. Light soiling of top textblock edge. Binding is strong and textblock is intact. Pages are bright and clean. An incredibly scarce collection of original fairytales and fables by Vincent Torre, accompanied by beautiful plates printed directly from the woodcuts. A beautiful example of a small press book. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        His Dark Materials Trilogy (Signed): The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass

      NY: Knopf, 1996-2000. First US edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine. Three volumes. First American editions, first printings. "The Golden Compass". New York: Alfred A. Knopf, [1995]. First American edition.With signed bookplate laid-in. Octavo. 399 pages. Publisher&#39;s blue cloth over blue boards with gilt spine titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. [and:] "The Subtle Knife. His Dark Materials Book Two". New York: Alfred A. Knopf, [1997]. First American edition. With signed bookplate laid-in. Octavo. 326 pages. Publisher&#39;s blue cloth over blue boards with gilt spine titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. [and:] "The Amber Spyglass". His Dark Materials Book Three. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, [2000]. First American edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Octavo. 518 pages. Publisher&#39;s pictorial cloth boards illustrated by Eric Rohmann. Original pictorial dust jacket. Fine copies in fine, unclipped dustwrappers. The Amber Spyglass is the first children&#39;s book to be awarded the Whitbread Prize and the first children&#39;s book to be nominated for the Booker Prize. A wonderful collection of Pullman&#39;s epic trilogy.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Gwen Raverat: Wood Engraver

      Denby Dale: Fleece Press, (1996). Quarto. 153pp. From an edition of 300 copies, this is one of thirty bound by Smith Settle in quarter natural vellum and marbled paper made by Ann Muir, containing a loose print by Gwen Raverat ("Jeu de boucles, Vence," 1922). With over 75 illustrations, many of which were pulled from the original blocks. Includes a record of the artist&#39;s prints. Very fine. Housed in a clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Amber Spyglass, The Subtle Knife

      US: Knopf. 3x US First Edition and First Impression hardbacks. Published by Knopf between 1996 and 2000. Each book is hand-signed to an attached Raven plate. Each book is in fine condition and each looks unread. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1996.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        The Peoples of Middle-Earth, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, with Dustjacket

      London: Harper Collins, 1996. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Peoples of Middle-Earth, by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 1996. This book is in Near Fine condition, with no writing or previous owners names. The paper has lightly browned at the edges, as is common with the last 3 volumes of the series, due to paper quality issues. There is no foxing or offsetting to the interior of the textblock, and no spotting to the edges. The dustjacket is not priced or clipped, indicating this is the export edition. It shows very little rubbing to the glossy surface, minor edgewear with a tiny bit of color loss to the upper rear spine fold area. The spine is not faded as is often the case. This remains the toughest of the series to find, as Harper Collins pulled the edition from shelves, and pulped them, leaving only a very few copies in circulation. This is not a library or Print on Demand copy, but a highly prized true UK 1st Edition 1st Impression in wonderful condition. From the blurb, &#39;The final volume of the 12 volume series of The History of Middle-Earth in which Christopher Tolkien shows the evolution, from his fathers records and essays, of the chronology of the later Ages, the Calendars, the Hobbit genealogies, and the Westron language or Common Speech. This book concludes with two unfinished stories, The New Shadow, taking place in Gondor of The Fourth Age, and the tale of Tal-elmar, the coming of the dreaded Numenorean ships as seen through the eyes of men during the Dark Years.&#39; Additional digital images are available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        Divan e Shams

      New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company. 1996. Signed, Limited Edition, one of 50 copies, all on hand-made papers by Dieu Donne and BFK Rives Page size: 12-1/2 inches x 14 inches; 112pp; 4 of which are double folds, title page of incredible beauty and delicacy printed in black, light gray, and title in gold gilt, verso of half-title page printed in palladium and black, many pages of verse printed in two colors, the second color varying each time. Index of first lines page plus colophon signed by Zahra Partovi in Persian. Bound by Craig Jensen at BookLab in ivory linen in Coptic style binding with brown and gray endpapers that are etchings of various leaves, and housed in silver silk over boards custom-made clamshell box, title in palladium on spine, engraved ornament on front panel of box, fine. Translated by Zahra Partovi and interpreted by Joan Busing, Sandy Gellis, Elizabeth Harington, Bernard Kirschenbaum, T. Kurahara, James Nares, Dorthea Rockburne, Betye Saar, Annette Senneby, Michelle Stuart, Peter Thomson, Judith Turner, Marjorie Van Dyke, Joan Vennum, and Susan Weil. Etchings editioned by Vincent FitzGerald and Marjorie Van Dyke at The Printmaking Workshop. Lothar Osterburg at Lothar Osterburg Photogravure, and Lynn Rogan at Lynn Rogan Associates. Lithograph by Judith Solodkin at Solo Impression. Silkscreen by Colorgirls. Sculpture editioning by John Depp, Inc. Letterpress by Daniel Keleher of Wild Carrot Letterpress on Rives BFK paper. Zahra Partovi&#39;s beautiful Persian calligraphy is reproduced by offset. The glass sculpture by Senneby, editioned by John Depp, Inc., is embedded in the case. & This extremely beautiful book contains original graphic works and one sculpture (glass laid in to back of custom-made clamshell box) by 15 artists, some mounted, some on multiple or folded leaves, some on colored or translucent paper; most signed in pencil by the respective artist.& Vincent FitzGerald and Zahra Partovi have now collaborated on nine books presenting the writings of the 13th century Persian poet, jurist, theologian and teacher of Sufism, Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi. One of the central figures of Islamic culture, Rumi (1207-1273) only recently began to emerge as a poet of significance to Westerners. Zahra Partovi, the translator, who has taught the poetry of Rumi at The New School for Social Research, is widely acknowledged as one of the leading interpreters of his work for English-speaking readers. Working in the tradition of the great French publishers of the livre de peintre, such as Ambroise Vollard, Henri Kahnweiler, Teriade, and Iliazd, FitzGerald has brought the 20th century art form into the 21st century. With this assemblage of artists and crafts people, he has presented to the viewing / reading public some of the most important texts of our time in elegant and beautiful books. DIVAN-E-SHAMS is certainly at the top of this list. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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      (New York): (Limited Editions Club), (1996). First Edition. Original Art. Fine in a Fine clamshell box. Lois Mailou Jones. Large folio (16-3/4" x 20-3/4") consisting of 6 silkscreen prints by Lois Mailou Jones and the title and colophon pages loosely laid into a full purple linen clamshell box with the artist's name lettered in gilt on the front cover. Each dramatic silkscreen has been numbered and SIGNED by the artist and printed by Alexander Heinrici at Studio Heinrici. This set is #34 of only 60 sets, with an additional 15 proof and hors commerce sets.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        SOL LeWITT 100 CUBES

      Ostfildern Germany:: Cantz,, 1996. Fine. SIGNED BY SOL LeWITT. A Fine hardback volume picturing 100 colored cubes by Lewitt. Printed recto only. Complete with the printed band. The originals are gouache on paper. 4to.

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        79 TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS of NEPAL, SCALE 1:25.000 or 1: 50.000.

      KATHMANDU., Government of Nepal, Survey Department., 1996. Government of Nepal, Survey Department / Government of Finland., 1996. COLLECTION of 79 TOPOGRAPHICAL COLOURED MAPS. scale 1;25000 / 1: 50.000. Each 59 x 53 cms. Each map with Legenda in the Margins. Each Map with Title and Number. i.a: Sheet Number 2687 01A with Title DUMMANA means ; 26 in Block 26 = 26.00-27.00 NORTH, 87 = 87.00-88.00 EAST. Each Block has 16 Sections 1-16. In each Section are 4 quarters. 01 = Section NorthWest. A = upper quarter left. Map ending 06, or 07,or 08 = scale 1;50.000. Map ending 06A or 06B or 06C = scale 1;25.000. All maps in good condition. Most maps folded. Present many maps from the area North and North East of Kathmandu. maps dated 1994/5/6. Maps made in co-operation with the Government of Finland. Maps also separate available . Each Euro 15. Minimum buy 3 maps. available numbers on request. SET of 79 maps; euro 500

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        A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) *RARE* ADVANCED READING COPY PAPERBACK WITH JACKET, 1st Printing

      Bantam, 1996-08-01. First Printing ARC. Paperback. Good//Good. . GOOD/GOOD. Paperback with tan illustrated jacket, dust jacket in archival plastic protector. Approx. 6.5&#39;&#39; x 9.5&#39;&#39;, very rare, 1st printing ARC with jacket distributed at ABA book show in Los Angeles, 1996. Very light shelf wear to covers and edges, stained red page edges, discoloration possibly caused by spilled juice or similar liquid, text itself is very clean, very tight binding with no loose or missing pages..<p> Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com<p> Orders shipped via USPS.

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        Infinite Jest

      Boston: Little Brown, 1996 First USA Edition. Fine book with full number line, in a Fine first state Dustjacket, with "Vollman" misspelled on the back cover.. First Edition.

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        A Game Of Thrones

      New York: Bantam Books, 1996. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 694 pp. Black boards bound in black cloth with silver lettering on spine, facsimile of author&#39;s signature embossed on front board. Price of $21.95 on jacket flap. A nice example of the first book in Martin&#39;s acclaimed A Song of Ice and Fire series. Jacket shows some slight wear to the extremities, but is otherwise Fine.

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      London: Royal College of Art,, 1996. Sheet size: 76.5 x 57 cm. Original lithograph on Arches paper. Fine condition. Presented in a gold aluminium frame. Edition of 100. Signed in pencil by Jones lower right, numbered lower left.

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        SILKS FOR THE SULTANS Ottoman Imperial Garments from Topkapi Palace

      Book Description: ERTUG & KOCABIYIK, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. This limited edition, large-format book focuses on silks and garments created and woven for members of the Ottoman imperial family. Outstanding examples of kaftans designed and tailored for ceremonial and ordinary use have been selected from the collections of Topkapi Palace. The images presented in this volume, supported by expertly-written commentaries, introduce a relatively unexplored aspect of the Ottoman aesthetic achievement. Superb full-page images, outstanding color reproduction and printing. 30 by 41 cms, 220 pages (145 color pages). Hardbound in special Japanese cloth and presented in a slipcase. INTERMA is the exclusive distributor for Ertug & Kocabiyik Publications in USA and Canada, WORLDWIDE orders usually ship within 2 business days.

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      New York City, NY: Whitney Museum Of American Art/Scalo Publishers, 1996. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. New York City, NY: Whitney Museum Of American Art/Scalo Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 492 pages. Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Hans Werner Holzwarth Berlin: Oversize-volume format. Green hard boards with black titles printed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Nan Goldin. Essay by Curator Elizabeth Sussman, who places Goldin in an artistic context ranging from Larry Clark to Lucian Freud. Commentary from a cast of Goldin&#39;s friends and colleagues, including Cookie Mueller, David Wojnarowicz, Luc Sante, and Darryl Pinckney. Interview with film critic J. Hoberman. List of Plates, Exhibition History, and Selected Bibliography appended at the end. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Germany to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ, which features a self-portrait on the cover, and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1996-1997. Presents photographs taken over a 25-year period which document "Nan&#39;s family", the underground culture of Manhattan and her "extended family" abroad, in places like Thailand, the Philippines, and Italy. Nan Goldin turns her camera outward, to record the social impact of AIDS and drugs, and inward, to look with unblinking intimacy at her friends, her lovers, and herself. She photographs her battered face in the mirror after he beats her up (the overriding motif of the book) . She photographs them kissing and making up, and making love. She traces the decline and death of her friend Cookie Mueller from AIDS. She shows male prostitutes in Bangkok and Manila, who opened their hearts to her. She follows her friends around in Italy, where they returned to be cared for with compassion before dying. The universal primacy of erotic desire as seen through intimate friendships, casual sexual encounters, and full-fledged romances, what Goldin herself beautifully calls "coupling", is the collection&#39;s powerful theme. This is not a scholarly analysis of Goldin&#39;s work, but an emotionally charged look at her life and times. Together with "The Devil&#39;s Playground", it is her best work since "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency". A "must-have" title for Nan Goldin collectors. <b><i> This presentation copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black pen on the title page by Nan Goldin. The recipient is named. The artist/photographer recently returned to the United States after living in Europe for the greater part of the last six years (2000-2006) . She made a very rare, sensational Chicago appearance on the occasion of the exhibition and acquisition of "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" by the Art Institute of Chicago. This title is now highly collectible. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> 300 color plates. Nan Goldin&#39;s "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" is regarded as the most important photography book since "Diane Arbus". One of the most influential living artist/photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER NAN GOLDIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3931141330.

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        MEIN KAMPF

      Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishers, 1996. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. As New/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 87 pages. Landmark collection of color photographs on subject. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. Deluxe Clamshell Box Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. An austerely elegant production by David Levinthal and Jack Woody: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted on the front cover and red titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Photographs by David Levinthal. Essays by Roger Rosenblatt, Garry Trudeau, and James E. Young. This is Levinthal&#39;s second collaboration with Trudeau, the creator of "Doonesbury". 8 X 10 inch Cibachrome print matted and laid into the box. Handmade black cloth clamshell box. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Japan to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents in the ultimate Deluxe-Edition format "Mein Kampf", David Levinthal&#39;s sequel/companion volume to "Hitler Moves East" (1977). The latter consisted of black-and-white photographs; the present collection is entirely in color. Like his other collections built around compelling themes, "Mein Kampf", whose title is adopted from Adolf Hitler&#39;s autobiography/political manifesto, tells an unforgettable photo-narrative about a Past that continues to haunt the Present. It is not possible to imagine a more demonic figure than Hitler and a more evil ideology than Nazism. What makes "Mein Kampf" permanently disturbing is Levinthal&#39;s point that Hitler may be long dead but his legacy is very much alive, very much with us. Photographing his toy artifacts is an artistic strategy that is now identified with the artist. Levinthal is a collector twice over: First, of vintage toys, which are valuable in and of themselves (Levinthal&#39;s photographs would not have the same power if the toys were new or merely replicas, therefore not "collectible"); second, of images by their photographer/collector, who deploys a highly developed technique that enables him to make the toys come, uncannily, to life. As such, Levinthal&#39;s body of work is ultimately about aesthetics versus ethics, the paradox of the aesthetically pleasing photograph (which seduces) despite its ethically horrific subject (which repels). The photographs are beautiful, which is not the same thing as saying they glorify their subject. They do not. Instead, their beauty paradoxically makes us more aware of the simple fact that evil persists. An absolute "must-have" title for David Levinthal collectors. <b><i> This copy is one of the Deluxe Clamshell Box Edition, and it is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in black ink-pen on the Back Limitation Page by David Levinthal. Laid-in is an 8 X 10 inch Cibachrome print, also very prominently and beautifully numbered, dated, and signed in black ink-pen on verso by the artist/photographer: "David Levinthal 1996 20/100". This title is now very highly collectible. This is one of very few copies of the Deluxe Clamshell Box Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> 59 color plates, 1 original color print. One of the greatest living photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVID LEVINTHAL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0944092446.

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      (MARINI, MARINO). Carandente, Giovanni. MARINO MARINI: CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ OF THE SCULPTURES. Milano, ITALY: Skira Editore, 1996. First English Language Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Catalogue Raisonné. Fine/Fine. 376pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in English. With a biography, exhibition history and bibliography. This is the hardbound catalogue raisonné of the sculptural work of the renowned twentieth century Italian artist Marino Marini, Published in 1996, it contains fully illustrated and annotated entries for four hundred and seventy-seven pieces executed between 1920 and 1977. A most handsome copy of the uncommon English language edition. 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. 88-8118-390-0 Inventory Number: 020164&

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        The Fallen Man (Original manuscript, with author&#39;s hand corrections)

      New York: HarperCollins, 1996. Tony Hillerman&#39;s original typescript for his novel "The Fallen Man," with his original holograph corrections in ink. Housed in a plain orange publisher&#39;s box, with a memo from Hillerman, on his stationery, affixed to the lid. & & The history of the manuscript is explained in three documents that accompany the typescript: (1) a letter from the editorial staff at HarperCollins, on the publisher&#39;s stationery, stating that this the most recent copy-edited typescript, (2) an autograph note on publisher&#39;s memo stationery from Hillerman&#39;s editor Eamon Dolan, asking Hillerman to provide final changes, and thanking him for providing jacket copy, which he says is superior to his, and will appear "virtually unchanged on the book&#39;s flaps," and (3) an autograph note on Hillerman&#39;s personal stationery to a bookseller friend, stating that it is his copy of the final corrected typescript (which was ultimately returned to him by the publisher, after the changes were made for the book). Finally, the box has a plain white label affixed to the front panel, on which the author has written in holograph ink: "Fallen Man" (corrected from &#39;Fallen Men&#39;) - copy edited and revised ms.," followed by the author&#39;s Albuquerque address from that time. & & Hillerman is well-known for making constant revisions to his novels, and in many instances the endings to his books are found to be changed completely between the issue of the proof and the hardcover edition, and even between the hardcover edition and the paperback edition. A unique item, and evidence of a completed work from one of the key mystery writers of his generation, one unique in his perspective regarding American Indian culture and the American Southwest.

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        1996 International Festival of Authors Promotional Poster

      1996. Promotional poster for the annual Toronto literary festival, which each year since 1980 brought together the best writers of contemporary world literature. The poster was designed by a leading artist of the day and is one of only a handful of copies signed by all or most of the year&#39;s participants. From the collection of the promoter of the festival himself, Greg Gatenby. Designed by Arnaldo Pomodoro. Approximately 70 signatures. Signed by: Nicholas Shakespeare, William Gibson, William Kotzwinkle, Kathy Acker, Sherman Alexie, W.P. Kinsella, Lynne Reid Banks, Louis Begley, Marie-Claire Blais, Isabel Colegate, William Gass, Matt Cohen, Maeve Binchy, Hershel Parker, Mavis Gallant, Janette Turner Hospital, Susan Sontag, Tobias Wolff, D.M. Thomas, Kazuo Ishiguro, Timothy Findley, Lawrence Block, Al Purdy, Paul Quarrington, Ruth Rendell, Joan Mellon, Nicholas Jose, Oksana Zabuzhko, Lorna Crozier, and others. 17" x 24". .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        H.P. Lovecraft : A Life, H.P. Lovecraft : An Annotated Bibliography, H.P. Lovecraft A Biography, H.P.L. A Memoir : Four Books

      West Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: Necronomicon Press, Kent State University Press, Barnes & Noble, Ben Abramson, 1996. .....Four hardcovers. All are first editions and first printings. "Life" is fine in an unclipped fine dust jacket. An unread copy (I bought this when published and never read it). Signed by Joshi on the front free endpaper. One of about 250 copies. The white "bloches" in the image are from the scanner, they are not on the book. "Bibliography" is near fine, no dust jacket as issued. The De Camp is fine, unread, in an unclipped fine dust jacket. HPL A Memoir is vg to vg+ due to minor soiling, no jacket. ........ Signed by Author. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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        American Fighter Aces Album (SIGNED BY 59 ACES)

      Mesa, AZ: The American Fighter Aces Assn, 1996. Signed by 59 of the aces featured in this album, filling front pasted down paper and half of front free end paper. Among them, R.E. Galer, USMC, MOH WWII, "Tex" Hill, Flying Tiger, WWII, also Flying Tigers Bond and Scott. Robert Scott was also famed for his personal account of his war experiences in the book, "God is My Co-Pilot". 1,442 entries covering the period from 1916 to 1972, with photos where available. Biographical sketches, combat history and decorations for each. Oversize format, 9-1/4"W X 12-1/4"H. 542 pp. + Index. Very slight right lean to this bright and crisp copy with clean interior. White Boards have faint occasional spot and very minor edgewear. True military collectible with signatures of 59 American aviation heroes.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Grinnell, Roy and Schug, Sonny. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        SELECTED POEMS 1947 - 1995

      [New York]: HarperCollins, [1996].. Cloth and boards. About fine in dust jacket. Second impression of the first edition. Inscribed and signed by Ginsberg on the title-page: Allen Ginsberg for Lucien Carr & Family 12/23/96 Merry Christmas Happy New Year." On the blank page facing the title, Ginsberg has drawn a full page depiction of a skeleton (with hat) surrounded by a large, decorative snake chasing its tail, the whole against a field of stars, and inscribed at the bottom: "For LC from AG 12/23/96." Laid in is an invitation to an exhibit of Ginsberg&#39;s photographs at Tibor de Nagy Gallery. Ginsberg met Carr at Columbia University in 1943, and through Carr met Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and William Burroughs. In the NYT Obituary for Carr (30 January 2005), Ginsberg&#39;s earlier comment about Carr&#39;s role in the circle of friendships that gave birth to the literary arm of the Beat generation was quoted: "Lou was the glue." Carr went to work for United Press International in 1946 and was promoted to night news editor in 1956, coincident with the preparations for press of the first public edition of HOWL. Carr was included, with Kerouac, Burroughs and Cassady, in the printed dedication, and when he received his copy, wrote Ginsberg expressing "one small gripe" about his inclusion there, and requesting, out of deference to his privacy, that Ginsberg avoid such mention in future books. At Ginsberg&#39;s expense, Carr&#39;s name was deleted from the dedication page of the second impression (then already printed), and from subsequent printings, including this printing. Nonetheless, in 1982, Ginsberg dedicated PLUTONIAN ODE to Carr, "... for friendship all these years...."

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      Houston and Tokyo: Contemporary Arts Museum and Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996. Fine in a fine jacket with a tiny nick to the laminate at the spine heel. Unaccountably rare.. First Edition. The uncommon issue in cloth. Square quarto. SIGNED by Sugimoto with his full name, almost certainly at the time of publication. A beautiful catalogue published in conjunction with his 1995 traveling exhibition of night and day seascapes, as well as the "Hall of Thirty-Three Bays" series. With 34 lush black and white duotone illustrations. Included are an introduction by Maria Morris-Hambourg and essays by Dana Friis-Hansen and Atsuo Yasuda. A catalogue of the exhibition, biography, and selected bibliography appear at the rear of the book. All texts are in English.

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      (HIRST, DAMIEN). Hirst, Damien. Robert Violette, Editor. DAMIEN HIRST: I WANT TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE, EVERYWHERE, WITH EVERYONE, ONE TO ONE, ALWAYS, FOREVER, NOW - FIRST EDITION WITH A SIGNED PRESENTATION FROM THE ARTIST. Signed Presentation Copy from the Artist. London: Booth-Clibborn Editions, 1996. First Edition. Large Square 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Artist Monograph. Near Fine/Near Fine. 334pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Jonathan Barnbrook and Damien Hirst. With a chronology, bibliography, and exhibition history. Published in conjunction with Booth-Clibborn Editions and the Gagosian Gallery, "I Want to Spend My Life With You,..." is likely the most lavish single trade publication to date on a contemporary artist. Frieze enfant terrible Hirst collaborated with the great Jonathan Barnbrook on its innovative, over the top design; incorporating a number of pop-ups, sliding and movable plates, transparent overlays, die-cut pages, stickers, and two posters. The book reproduces nearly every work created by the artist up to 1997, and is a lasting monument to the Saatchi decade. A most handsome copy of the 1997 Booth-Clibborn Editions British first printing with everything present bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "Happy Birthday ... Love Damien (bought by ...) XXX! in black ink on the title page showing a bit of sunning to the orange printed lettering at the spine. The book was purchased as a birthday gift by the husband of a fellow artist at the opening of the Royal Academy "Sensation" exhibition of the Saatchi collection which Hirst then inscribed at an after-party held later that evening at Soho&#39;s notorious The Groucho Club. 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. 1-873968-44-2 Inventory Number: 020552&

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        Esta Esplendente Nada del Poniente. Poemas de Héctor Dante Cincotta - Illustraciones de Rodolfo Castagna

      Buenos Aires, 1996.: Art; Books / Art; Rare Books. Large - Folio.. Original wrappers. Marvellous publication. Limited Edition. Colofon signed by Rodolfo Castagna in April 2004.

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        The Whittington Press. A Bibliography 1982-93. Compiled by David Butcher. With an Introduction and Notes by John Randle

      (Leominster: Whittington Press, 1996). Quarto. 185pp. +42ff. From an edition of 380, this is one of 80 copies bound in quarter vellum with 42 specimen pages. These specimen pages are tipped in throughout, and include several wood engravings printed from the block, a woodcut hand-colored and signed by Judith Verity, miniature book pages, and folded broadsides. One such example is a fold-out floorplan of the "disused gardener&#39;s cottage" where the Press started out in 1971. Also illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of books by the Press and a leaf of photographs showing the grounds and presses. A handsome volume, very fine in quarter vellum with marbled paper boards. Housed in cloth-capped slipcase.

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        Game of Thrones; A Clash of Kings; A Storm of Swords; A Feast for Crows; A Dance with Dragons

      New York: Bantam, 1996-2011.. First editions of each of the five volumes in the author&#39;s Game of Thrones series. Octavo, five volumes. Original half cloth. Each volume is signed by the author, George R.R. Martin. Each volume is fine in a fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      Rampant Lions Press,Cambridge.,1996. LIMITED EDITION.Folio.(15 x 11.3 inches).One of 200 copies on Lana 1590 Edition hand made paper using Hunt Roman type,from a total edition of 226 copies.Fore and bottom edges untrimmed.Bound,by the Fine bindery of Wellingborough,in quarter brown buckram.Black leather label,lettered and ruled in gilt.Boards covered with patterned paper designed and made by Victoria Hall,Norwich.Housed in the original brown buckram covered slip case.The 12pp prospectus for this book is laid in.The whole is contained in a fantastic brown cloth chemise and slip case with black leather label,ruled and lettered in gilt,to the spine.Book,prospectus,original slip case and new case all in fine condition.A beautiful example.With the small bookplate of Kenneth A Lohf,Poet,scholar,bibliographer and for 25 years the director of Columbia's rare book and manuscript library.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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