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        History of the Siege of Lisbon

      New York: Harcourt, 1996.. First American edition. Octavo. Signed and dated by Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

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

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1996., 1996. An exceptional copy, SIGNED by the author, with an original watercolour illustration from the jacket artist David Scutt to flyleaf, with his 'chop' stamp, signed. FIRST EDITION. Pp.213. Publisher's hardback cloth in a pictorial dust-wrapper. A very fine copy, housed in a custom-made leather clamshell box. John Gardner's final James Bond novel, which was published as 'Cold Fall' in America.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        KNIPTON, A LEICESTERSHIRE VILLAGE

      Risbury: The Whittington Press. (1996). small folio, quarter Oasis, paper-covered boards. Accompanied by a separate portfolio of eight of the engravings inserted in a cloth-backed paper covered board portfolio. All inserted in a slipcase. (32) pages.. With thirty-five wood-engravings by the artist. Limited to 200 numbered copies, of which this is one of the 45 lettered copies to be bound thus and to contain the separate portfolio of engravings. Signed by O'Connor. With the woodcuts printed in different colors. The plates in the separate portfolio are all initialed by O'Connor in pencil. .

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        The Regulators --- Signed By Richard Bachman --- MOTOKOPPS 2200 Power Wagon Slipcase Edition ( Christine related)

      N.Y.: Dutton, 1996, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -----------hardcover, a Fine copy, two very small faint smudges to red cloth, no dustjacket as issued, in a Near Fine lightly rubbed Motokopps 2200 Power Wagon box -made to look like a model car kit, one of 500 copies with a numbered check signed by STEPHEN KING as RICHARD BACHMAN, the check is made out to JOHNNY POMBERTON who bought and sold used trucks and loaned Dennis Guilder the truck used to destroy CHRISTINE, the check is made out to Pomberton for the rental of his pink septic tanker truck, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket as issued. Illus. by No Dustjacket as Issued.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        THE REGULATORS [by] Richard Bachman [pseudonym]

      [New York]: Dutton,. [1996]. cloth.. A fine copy in cloth "MotoKops 2200 Power Wagon" toy box without dust. jacket as issued. (#128880). Limited edition. Limited to 552 copies of which this is copy 277 of 500 numbered copies signed by King as "Richard Bachman" on facsimile check tipped onto limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Divan e Shams

      Vincent FitzGerald & Company 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'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. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Flora Europaea (5 Volume Set)

      Cambridge Univ Press. "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."

      [Bookseller: Eric T. Moore Books]
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        Drum. Et sted i Irland. [Drum: A Place in Ireland].

      1st edition. Illustrated through out with 60 black and White photographs. Copenhagen, Gyldendal, 1996. Oblong-4°. Publisher's full red cloth binding with dustjacket. 95 pages. Small stains of white paint and dimunitive creasing to topedges of the dustjacket.. By far the most famous of Krass Clement's books.»...The bulk of the book was photographed in a single evening with only three rolls of 35 mm film...The evening in question was spent in a pub in Drum in rural Ireland and Clement concentrated on one principal character - a hunched, weatherbeaten old man, who sits alone with his drink, apparently lost in his own thoughts while the life in the pub goes on unheedingly around him...It is not style, however, but quality of observation that makes this book so relevant to the depiction of modern life...« (Parr & Badger II, 81)

      [Bookseller: Mandøes Antikvariat]
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        The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1-12, and The Silmarillion

      Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins London: Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins. 1977, 1983-1996. A complete set of the first editions of these tales, poems, and songs underlay The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien began writing these tales while in college, 40 years before LOTR was published. He was a student of philology, the study of historical linguistics and the rules by which languages evolve, and in his writing he invented archaic languages and the stories told in those languages, and then tracked the evolution of both the stories and the language until they became the legends and mythology that informed Middle Earth. This is part of what gives the Trilogy its powerful sense of reality and immediacy, but the stories are compelling in and of themselves, beyond the degree to which they inform his masterpiece. In particular, these stories, most of them written between 1913 and the early 1940s, give the lie to the simplistic notion that Tolkien's trilogy is a mere analogue for the conflicts involved in World War II. If anything, it was the First World War -- with its senseless, mechanized destruction on a heretofore unimaginable scale -- that influenced Tolkien in his view that battle between the forces of good and evil was not a struggle of ideologies so much as one between a world view in harmony with nature and one that focused on unchecked industrial development. Published over the course of more than a dozen years, complete sets are difficult to assemble as all of the volumes had small first printings, and some were positively tiny -- 1500 copies or so. Volume 5 has a small nick at the upper rear spine fold; otherwise a fine set in fine, unclipped dust jackets. The Silmarillion and Volumes 1, 2 and 4 have no printed prices, as issued; Volume 4 has an A&U price sticker. Volumes 10 and 11 have printed prices on the flaps (in contrast to the unprinted export edition dust jackets, which, by the usual standards of the publication process, probably preceded those with printed prices). The ultimate history of the worlds that underlay The Lord of the Rings. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Journeys (Signed Lettered Edition)

      Quill and Brush Rockville: Quill and Brush, 1996. First Edition. First Edition. Of a total edition of 394 copies, one of 26 deluxe lettered copies (this being Letter U) SIGNED by all authors at their contributions. Fine and unread in full green leather. A collection of brief essays on the topic of "journeys," presented during the 1995 gala fundraiser for the PEN/Faulkner awards.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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