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        Tenth Decennial Digest, Part 2. Vols. 1 to 64 (1991-1996)

      1996. [Decennial Digest]. Tenth Decennial Digest, Part 2. St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson West. Vols. 1 to 64 (1991-1996). Complete set. Ex-library with stamps and bar code labels on front covers, else very good condition. * A complete digest of state and federal court cases (1991-1996), summarized and classified according to the West Key Number System.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ]
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        POEMS

      Limited Editions Club New York: Limited Editions Club, 1996. hardcover. Fine copy in slipcase of this lovely book. Lois Mailou Jones. Large folio (17-1/4" x 22-1/4") bound by hand in full purple linen by Carol Joyce of the Academy Bindery. Four poems in the original French and English translation printed letterpress on a textured Arches paper from Epinal, France, by Dan Keleher of the Wild Carrot Press. Copy #78 of 300 numbered copies illustrated with 6 quite dramatic ORIGINAL SILKSCREEN PRINTS by Lois Mailou Jones and SIGNED by both the African-American artist and the West African poet who was the first black member of the French Academy and the first president of Senegal, being re-elected four times. As a poet, Senghor became the foremost spokesman for Negritude--the literary and artistic expression of the black African experience. Monthly Letter laid in.

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        FIGHT CLUB

      NY: W.W.Norton, 1996. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Palahniuk on the title page. (An early signature, smaller and less embellished than his later productions.) Bottom edge of front board paper and spine cloth lightly rubbed and cloth spine ends gently pushed. A tight, bright copy in Near Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        My Dark Places - Signed Limited Edition

      Blakeney, Gloucestershire: Scorpion Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1996. Limited/Numbered Edition; Signed by Author. 1/4 Leather. 1873567286 . A beautiful Limited/Numbered Edition (limited to 85 copies, this one being number 60) in unread Fine condition in slightly chipped acetate wrapper. Signed by author James Ellroy directly on the limitation page. A scarce copy; My Dark Places is crime writer James Ellroy's autobiographical investigation into his obsession with violence committed against women. He traces this back to his childhood and to the death of his mother when he was only 10 .

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        Beaches.

      4°, 55 S., zahlr. ganzseit. u. farb. Abb., Kart., Tadellos. EA. Texte Dt./Engl. [Parr/Badger Vol. II, S. 277]

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        Submarine Dream. Lithographs and Letters. Edited by Brian Webb with an Introduction by Peyton Skipwith.

      (London): The Camberwell Press, 1996. . Limited edition, no. 144 of 225 from a total edition of 300 copies with an additional suite of loose plates being no. 14 of 50 sets, both parts signed by Brian Webb on their respective limitation pages. Square folio. (34) pp. Publisher's cloth backed boards featuring a pattern designed by Tirzah Ravilious, the same pattern used for the upper cover of the portfolio holding the additional suite of plates. 12 plates, being a sketch of one of the images, a facsimile of Ravilious permits to travel and the 10 colour plates, all duplicated in the additional suite. Fine. Eric Ravilious was commissioned as an official war artist in late 1939. As Webb notes in his preface, he got off to a slow start, but found a suitable subject for his vision when posted to the submarine HMS Dolphin sailing out of Gosport in the summer of 1940. In the following months he produced a series of lithographs from his drawings printed by Cowell's of Ipswich, the Curwen Press in London's East End having been bombed, and subsequently sold by the Leicester Gallery. It has been suggested that 50 sets of plates were to be produced, though due to the wartime conditions it remains open to conjecture as to how many were actually printed. The letters reproduced in this work date between January 1940 and April 1941, they provide a glimpse into Ravilious' experience as a war artist and the labours of producing this striking series of images. Of the edition of 300, 75 special copies were supplied with the extra suite of plates. The publisher also sold the suite separately in this edition of 50, the original owner having bought both parts together directly from the Camberwell Press at the time of publication.

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        A Game of Thrones ( 1st/1st - Signed )

      Bantam Books, 1996. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Bantam Books, New York 1996. First Edition / First Printing. Full numberline on the copyright page with 1 present. Illustrated maps at the endpaper. Signed by George R.R. Martin on an attached bookplate at the half title page. The Signature is 100% Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, shelf wear, rubbing, clean pages, tight spine, a few light spots at the page edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $21.95 at the front flap, shelf wear and light chipping at the head of the jacket spine.

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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, '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.' 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.

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        The Sun

      [Stillwater, ME. 1996]. Original painting by Nancy Leavitt, 15.5 inches by 26 inches, matted and framed. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Typescript of Speech at the Athenaeum, Indianapolis, October 10, 1996

      1996. Original typescript of the speech Vonnegut gave at the renovated Athenaeum in Indianapolis, which was designed by his grandfather. Signed by Vonnegut. Six pages, with Vonnegut's holograph corrections and page numbering. With a printout of the press clipping laid in, which is also signed by Vonnegut. An eloquent and humorous speech, and a tribute to the immigrants who built the city and those who made it their home. Unpublished and uncollected, to the best of our knowledge. Fine, in custom folding chemise. Manuscript material by Vonnegut, whose papers are largely held in institutional collections, seldom comes on the market. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Hannes Bok: Drawings and Sketches ---one of 40 Copies with Original Art (plus an Additional Stone Lithograph By BOK )

      Circleville, N.Y.: Nicholas J Certo / Mugster Press, 1996, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -----------hardcover, a Fine unread copy, no dustjacket as issued, one small mark on one page (printing flaw and not a stain ), a lovely book which is packed with b&w drawings and sketches by Bok plus many hi-quality colour reproductions of some truly stunning Bok pieces, this is # 8 of the 40 copy limited edition with an original piece of Bok artwork, in this case a hand coloured image of two pioneer Davey Crockett types astride an emblem which is vaguely reminiscent of the American flag, ---as well, laid-in to this copy is the original stone lithograph of a lion as pictured on page 32 of this book, this image includes Bok's name etched into the border of the artwork, likely no other copies of this lion exist or at the most one or two, lithograph is a Near Fine example, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Original ART Signed By Illustrator. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket as issued. Illus. by Hannes Bok.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        NIGHT DOGS. Signed

      Tucson:: Dennis McMillan,, 1996 First Edition of Kent Anderson's second book, a riveting crime novel continuing the life-saga of 'Hanson' from, Sympathy For The Devil, Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. "Diane - Remember, The Moon is the Night Dog's Sun - & they wait - Kent". Additionally Signed on the title-page by Kent Anderson and Inscribed on the Copyright Page by publisher, Dennis McMillan. "For Diane, Dennis McMillan, Publisher Manqué, greetings from the desert! Aug. 15, 1997". 8vo. 522 pp. A fine copy in red cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a fine pictorial dustwrapper. "Anderson makes his mark in Wambaugh country with his eloquent voice and haunting sensibility. Many novels have been written about the lives of cops and soldiers, but few have probed the American propensity for violence as well as this one." Publishers Weekly.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Submarine Dream. Lithographs and Letters. Edited by Brian Webb with an Introduction by Peyton Skipwith.

      Limited edition, no. 144 of 225 from a total edition of 300 copies with an additional suite of loose plates being no. 14 of 50 sets, both parts signed by Brian Webb on their respective limitation pages. Square folio. (34) pp. Publisher's cloth backed boards featuring a pattern designed by Tirzah Ravilious, the same pattern used for the upper cover of the portfolio holding the additional suite of plates. 12 plates, being a sketch of one of the images, a facsimile of Ravilious permits to travel and the 10 colour plates, all duplicated in the additional suite. Fine. Eric Ravilious was commissioned as an official war artist in late 1939. As Webb notes in his preface, he got off to a slow start, but found a suitable subject for his vision when posted to the submarine HMS Dolphin sailing out of Gosport in the summer of 1940. In the following months he produced a series of lithographs from his drawings printed by Cowell's of Ipswich, the Curwen Press in London's East End having been bombed, and subsequently sold by the Leicester Gallery. It has been suggested that 50 sets of plates were to be produced, though due to the wartime conditions it remains open to conjecture as to how many were actually printed. The letters reproduced in this work date between January 1940 and April 1941, they provide a glimpse into Ravilious' experience as a war artist and the labours of producing this striking series of images. Of the edition of 300, 75 special copies were supplied with the extra suite of plates. The publisher also sold the suite separately in this edition of 50, the original owner having bought both parts together directly from the Camberwell Press at the time of publication.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        A Game of Thrones

      (London): Voyager/HarperCollins. (1996). A special preview edition of the first British edition of Book One of Martin's fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, printing the opening chapters (123 pages). Signed by Martin. The British edition had an earlier publication date than the U.S. edition, and this advance copy predates the U.K. publication. Early copies of the U.S. edition that were given out at the annual booksellers convention may predate this. Still, one of the earliest, if not the earliest, version of this book to be presented to the public. The full book, when published, won the Locus Award for best novel of the year and was a nominee for the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. Fifteen years after its original publication, a television miniseries based on the book became a huge commercial and critical success, earning 13 Emmy nominations, and winning two. It also caused this title to climb to No. 1 on the bestseller list for the first time. Hint of a lower corner crease to rear cover; else fine in wrappers. Scarce, especially signed. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        (Hamburg 1929 - 1995 ebda.). Elefant. Farbradierung von 1996. Mit Nachlaßstempel. Verso von Lamme Janssen numeriert, datiert und signiert. 49 x 60 cm.

      Nummer 45 von 100 Exemplaren.- In zwei Farben (Braun und Violett) gedruckt.

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        The Imaginary Girlfriend

      (London): Bloomsbury. (1996). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition of this title, which was incorporated into the U.S. edition of Trying to Save Piggy Sneed and had no separate U.S. printing. Inscribed by Irving. Fine in a near fine, proof dust jacket, worn where it overlays the proof, with the price of £13.99 (later lowered to £9.99). An uncommon proof (the British trade edition would have had a proportionally smaller printing than a U.S. one would have had, and the proof equally so), especially with the proof jacket, and even more so signed by Irving. This is the first signed copy of it we have handled. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

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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.

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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. .

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        SADDLEMAKER TO THE STARS. THE LEATHER AND SILVER ART OF EDWARD H. BOHLIN

      Autry Museum of Western Heritage / University of Washington Los Angeles / Seattle:: Autry Museum of Western Heritage / University of Washington,, 1996. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "WITH THE AUTHOR'S BEST WISHES" BY JAMES NOTTAGE without personalization. A Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in a Near Fine Dust Jacket with minimal edge wear. 4to. 223 pp.

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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.

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        FIGHT CLUB

      W.W.Norton NY: W.W.Norton, 1996. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Palahniuk on the title page. (An early signature, smaller and less embellished than his later productions.) Bottom edge of front board paper and spine cloth lightly rubbed and cloth spine ends gently pushed. A tight, bright copy in Near Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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        A DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH ON HISTORICAL PRINCIPLES

      Oxford University Press NY: Oxford University Press, 1996 First edition, limited issue of 100 numbered copies issued with a limitation page and signed by Nelson Mandela on the title page to benefit The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. Copy #42. Edited with a Preface by Penny Silva. Dark blue full morocco, gilt lettering, satin pagemarker. Issued without dustjacket. Cloth-covered slipcase. Slipcase with one corner with slight bump; otherwise, an unread copy in Fine condition. The first dictionary of South African English, mapping the development and changes of "that variety of English which is particular to South Africa." Signed by Mandela. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition. The image is of the book described and not a stock photo.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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        Fugitive Pieces

      McClelland & Stewart (Toronto): McClelland & Stewart. (1996). An advance copy, in the form of ringbound galleys, typeset but reproducing several holograph corrections. Her third book, first novel, which was first published in Canada, and only in wrappers. Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Guardian Prize for Fiction, the Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Trillium Prize. Signed by the author. 9" x 11". Fine. . First Edition. Softcover.

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        Servant of the Bones - Limited B.E. Trice Edition

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf. As New; Signed by Author. 1996. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A special Limited Edition of 50 numbered and quarter leather-bound copies (this one being #41) preceding the trade edition, SIGNED by author Anne Rice. This book has never been read and is, together with matching slipcase in As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap; In a new and major novel, the creator of fantastic universes of vampires and witches takes us now into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon's Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Servant of the Bones .

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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.

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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."

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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)

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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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        SIX SILKSCREEN PRINTS for POEMS

      (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, 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.

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