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         L'araucaria di Nervi.

      - Original etching signed by the artist, edition 22/90, 1997. 648 x 345 mm. no.686 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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         Mason and Dixon

      NY: Henry Holt. (1997). The uncorrected proof copy in plain blue wrappers (not to be confused with the two more common variants of the beige advance reading copy, of which there were reportedly 500 copies each). This is the first issue blue proof, which leaves out the ampersand from "Mason & Dixon" on the title page. With significant textual variations from both the advance reading copy and the printed book, and as such the most significant printed variant of any Pynchon work ever to appear -- the only one to contain a significantly earlier version of the text than that which was finally published in book form. While the textual variations in the advance reading copy were minor, and could easily have been the work of a copy editor, those evident in this proof would have to have involved Pynchon's assent and his rewriting. We have been told that virtually the entire edition of these proofs was destroyed. Small, faint spot on the front cover, otherwise fine in wrappers. First Edition. Softcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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         Nutella nutellae Liber magno

      Comix, 1997. INTERLINGUE 0,36 Volume rilegato in cartoncino rigdo plastificato, con titolo al dorso. Sovraccoperta illustrata con alette. Pagine in buonissimo stato, leggermente brunite ai tagli. Lingue presenti latino, italiano e inglese " maccheronico ". Numerose illustrazioni in nero nel testo. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Cold Mountain

      Atlantic Monthly Press, New York 1997 - "Uncorrected Advance Proof" with probable publication date of June 1997 and probable price of $23; "Uncorrected Manuscript" on the cover and still in the original shrink wrap; as issued/new and very scarce thus Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cornelius Muhilly Rare Books]
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         Cien Años de Soledad [One Hundred Years of Solitude] [Signed Limited Edition]

      (Santafé de Bogotá): Editorial Norma, (1997). (Santafé de Bogotá): Editorial Norma. (1997). The thirtieth anniversary edition of the Nobel Prize winner's masterwork, one of the most important novels of the 20th century, which introduced "magical realism" to a wide audience and helped bring the boom in Latin American literature to this country when it was published in the U.S. in 1970. At the end of the 1970s this book was voted by the editors of The New York Times Book Review to be not only the best book published in the previous ten years but the one most likely to still be read and to still be important one hundred years hence. Copy #XLV of 100 Roman-numeraled copies signed by the author. Bound in full leather with raised spine bands. Fine in slipcase, still shrinkwrapped. A true high spot of twentieth century world literature, an uncommon signature (García Márquez limited his travels to the U.S. after a State Department ban imposed on him because of his friendship with then-Cuban leader Fidel Castro), and a rare edition of one of the defining books of the century: the only signed limited edition of this title. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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         Asia's Finest Marches On: Policing Hong Kong From 1841 Into The 21st Century

      Kevin Sinclair Associates Ltd. , 1997. Oversized hardcover is near fine with light shelfwear. The mylar protected dust jacket is near fine with light rubbing. A nice example of a very scarce resource. This book cannot be shipped to Canada or Russia. Expedited international shipping is not available. The delivery expectation for international shipping is 7-32 business days, depending upon customer location. . Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: MyFirstEditions]
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         The Complete Sagas of Icelanders: Including 49 Tales [5 Volume Set]

      Reykjavík, Iceland: Leifur Eiriksson Publishing Ltd, 1997. Gift Quality. Fine condition, as new, gift quality. See accompanying photos. In the English language. Hardcover box set, approximately 7 x 7 x 10 inches. The following description from the books themselves : The Sagas of Icelanders are narratives of adventure and conflict, set in the Viking Age but written down in the vernacular by anonymous authors in Iceland several hundred years later, during the 13th and 14th centuries. Their action spans the whole world known to the Vikings, but the stories mainly center on the unique society they founded in Icleland, depicting the men and women who settled there and their descendants. For sheer narrative artistry and skill of characterization, the Sagas rank with the world's greatest literary treasures - as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. The Sagas of the Icelanders form a unique literary genre and have served as a source of inspiration for many outstanding writers of later times - such diverse authors as Walter Scott, Jorge Lius Borges and W.H. Auden. The critics are impressed by this set. Kurt Vonnegut states "The English is wonderfully accessible to this modern reader. Only now can I fully appreciate my own deep debt as a story-teller to Icelandic writers of long ago". Terry Jones adds, "The Complete Sagas of the Icelanders is the definitive collection of Icelandic sagas, beautifully presented in five volumes and temptingly readable. The Icelandic Sagas are almost like the intimate diary of a whole nation. Recorded with everyday matter-of-factness, they are a fascinating insight into how people lived over a thousand years ago". These sagas also chronicle the early voyages to North America of Viking seafarers and settlers and their interactions with Indigenous peoples. . As New.

      [Bookseller: Jim Anderson Books]
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         Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides. The Fiftieth Anniversary Edition (45 volumes from the series); Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides of the World (23 volumes) - 68 volumes in all

      Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Lifetime Edition. Leather bound. Very good +. Duodecimos [19 cm] and octavos [22 cm], with subtle size variations here and there. Bound in various shades of genuine leather with gilt stamping. All edges gilt. Silk ribbon page markers. Will require extra shipping due to weight. This set includes the following titles: Mexican Birds; Western Birds; Warblers of North America; Birds of the Eastern United States; Birds' Nests of 285 Species Found Breeding in the United States East of the Mississippi River; Birds' Nests of 520 Species Found Breeding in the United States West of the Mississippi River; Advanced Birding; Hawks of North America; Birds of Britain and Europe; Birds of the Caribbean (Birds of the West Indies); Birds of Texas and Adjacent States; Pacific Coast Fishes of North America from the Gulf of Alaska to Baja California; Atlantic Coast Fishes of North America; Freshwater Fishes; Coral Reefs; Pacific Coast Shells; Shells of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies; Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores; Atlantic Seashore; Animal Tracks; Mammals; Western Reptiles and Amphibians; Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America; Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants of North America North of Mexico; Insects of America North of Mexico; Moths of Eastern North America; Beetles of North America; Western Butterflies; Eastern Butterflies; Stars and Planets; Rocks and Minerals; A Field Guide to Geology; The Atmosphere; Pacific States Wildflowers; Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers; Northeastern Wildflowers; Rocky Mountain Wildflowers; Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America; Trees and Shrubs; Eastern Trees; Eastern Forests; The Ecology of Western Forests; A Field Guide to Western Trees; Mushrooms of North America; Medicinal Plants; Birds of the West Indies; Birds of the Indian Sub-Continent; Birds of West Africa; Birds of East Africa; Birds of Southeast Asia; Birds of Australia; Birds of New Zealand; Birds of the USSR; Birds of Venezuela; The Mammals of Africa; Rare Mammals of the World; Mammals of Europe; National Parks of East Africa; Grasshoppers and Crickets of Britain and Northern Europe; Insects of Europe; Butterflies of Britain and Europe; Trees of Britain and Northern Europe; Wild Flowers of East Africa; Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean; Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe; Tropical Plants; Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Ferns of Britain and Northern Europe; Freshwater Life of Britain and North-West Europe. Many volumes have the publisher's unmarked bookplates tucked in. The front boards are occasionally ever so slightly warped. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and the Sport Fishing Institute. A very attractive set of the bar-setting Peterson guides which shows very little wear, with the majority of the volumes appearing to have been unread. Peterson's flagship book, Birds of the Eastern United States (A Field Guide to Birds) has been signed by him in red ink on the tipped in illustration at the front of the Northern Oriole.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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         The London Naturalist: Journal Of The London Natural History Society (No 76, 1996)

      LNHS, 1997. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback; English language; good condition; the top edge of the spine and the cover corner are both scuffed; brown foxing marks along the outside page edges. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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         Il piano infinito

      Edizione Euroclub, MILANO 1997 - ITALIANO Volume rilegato in cartoncino rigido telato, con titolo in oro al dorso. Sovraccoprta illustrata con alette. Ritratto fotografico dell' Autrice al piatto posteriore. Pagune in buono stato, con bruniture, come ai tagli. Traduzione dallo spagnolo di Edda Cicogna.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Zeitschrift für Spielmusik - Der Wasserträger und drei weitere Stücke über chinesische Volkslieder für Blockflötentrio

      Moeck, Celle 1997 - - Neuwertiges Exemplar aus einer aufgelösten Musikalienhandlung - ZfS 700 In deutscher Sprache. 6 S. pages. 30,5 x 23 cm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hans Wäger]
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         Cien Años de Soledad [One Hundred Years of Solitude] [Signed Limited Edition]

      (Santafé de Bogotá): Editorial Norma. (1997). The thirtieth anniversary edition of the Nobel Prize winner's masterwork, one of the most important novels of the 20th century, which introduced "magical realism" to a wide audience and helped bring the boom in Latin American literature to this country when it was published in the U.S. in 1970. At the end of the 1970s this book was voted by the editors of The New York Times Book Review to be not only the best book published in the previous ten years but the one most likely to still be read and to still be important one hundred years hence. Copy #XLV of 100 Roman-numeraled copies signed by the author. Bound in full leather with raised spine bands. Fine in slipcase, still shrinkwrapped. A true high spot of twentieth century world literature, an uncommon signature (García Márquez limited his travels to the U.S. after a State Department ban imposed on him because of his friendship with then-Cuban leader Fidel Castro), and a rare edition of one of the defining books of the century: the only signed limited edition of this title. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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         Tomorrow Never Dies.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1997.. [Spy thriller]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.213. The standard hardcover edition, with cover photo of Pierce Brosnan as James Bond and only Bruce Fierstein listed as scriptwriter (a rare variant exists with four writers credited). Published simultaneously with the mass-market softcover. A lovely fine copy with the production crease to pastedown, seemingly affecting the majority of copies. Raymond Benson's first 007 novelisation and by far his rarest Bond book.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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         Wizard and Glass

      Donald M.Grant, Hampton Falls NH 1997 - First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:A Near Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, signed by the author to a signature card, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Near Fine, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, retains original publishers price. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books]
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         Silenzio e onore

      SPERLING & KUPFER EDITORI, MILANO 1997 - Pandora ITALIANO Legatura in cartoncino rigido telato, con titolo al dorso. Sovraccoperta illustrata con alette. Pagine in buonissimo stato, leggeremente brunite, come i tagli. Traduzione di Grazia Maria Griffini.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Il segreto dei geroglifici Come entrare nel magico mondo degli antichi Egizi

      Edizioni PIEMME S. p. A. - Casale Monferrato (AL), 1997. ITALIANO 0,5 Ottimo stato, fascetta editoriale originale in carta patinata; sovraccoperta originale illustrata in carta patinata, su recto illustrazione tratta dal volume L'Antico Egitto di Ippolito Rosellini, 1993, grafica: Studio Aemme, bordo e punte appena sfregati; coperta in tessuto, caratteri in bassorilievo sul dorso, cima con lieve ammaccatura, tagli e pagine come nuovi, con marginalia. Su frontespizio firma d'appartenenza con luogo. Ricco corredo di illustrazioni in b. e n., in testo e fuori testo. X Edizione. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         The Roster of Union Soldiers: 1861-1865, complete in 33 volumes

      Broadfoot Publishing Company 1997 - Published across a short span of years in the 1990s in Wilmington, North Carolina, by Broadfoot Publishing Company, this set having come from a one-owner-only library, having been purchased straight from Broadfoot's and having been stored in dehumidified, temperature-controlled surroundings in Killen, Alabama. Eight volumes are in Fine/As New condition, the remainder are still brand-new, in still-in-shrink-wrap condition. This set is perhaps the most important research and genealogical tool for students and historians of the Civil War. In 33 volumes, it comprises a cumulative index of all Union soldiers as transcribed from the 1,200+ microfilm reels at the National Archives. The Roster of Union Soldiers provides name, rank, regiment, company and state for nearly three million soldiers. Included are all Union soldiers, not just state by state, but also from each branch from each state. Also included are guidelines and tables for further researching and identifying Union soldiers and units. To wit: Maine; New Hampshire; Vermont; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; Connecticut; New York (five volumes); New Jersey; Delaware; Pennsylvania (three volumes); Maryland; District of Columbia; Michigan; North Carolina; Georgia; Florida; Alabama; Mississippi; Louisiana; Texas; Arkansas; Missouri; Kansas; Ohio (four volumes); West Virginia; Virginia; Illinois (three volumes); Indiana; Minnesota; Iowa; Kentucky; Tennessee; Wisconsin; Arizona; California; Colorado; Dakota; Nebraska; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; Utah; Washington; Regular Army (enlisted and officers); and the U.S.C.T. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blue Jacket Books]
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         The Unknown Masterpiece Six etchings and aquatints by Thomas Newbolt with a new translation made by Peter Raby.

      1997 - 14/40 COPIES (from an edition of 300 copies), printed on Zerkall Antique mould-made paper and signed by artist and translator, six original aquatints tipped in, title page printed in black and brown, pp. 49, [2], 4to, original quarter white longstitched tawed goatskin, plain oak boards, fore and tail edges untrimmed, spare white lettering piece laid in at front, cloth slipcase, fine. Described by Carter in his descriptive catalogue of the Press's work as 'a personal enthusiasm', and it shows in the quality of the edition.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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         All'ombra delle piramidi Avventure archeologiche, scoperte sensazionali, eterni misteri nella terra dei Faraoni.

      Newton Compton editori s. r. l. - Roma, 1997. ITALIANO 0,62 Ottimo stato, sovraccoperta originale illustrata in carta patinata, su recto e dorso caratteri in rilievo, cima appena sfregata; coperta in cartone rigido, cerniera stretta, tagli con minimo accenno di fioritura, pagine ottimamente conservate. Illustrazioni in b. e n., in testo e fuori testo. Su frontespizio firma d'appartenenza con luogo e data. XXII volume della collana I volti della storia. I edizione. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Antichità dei Liguri Bebiani e Risposta alle osservazioni fatte dall'Istituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica

      Edizioni Murgantia - Benevento, 1997. INTERLINGUE 0,21 Ottimo stato, coperta illustrata in cartoncino patinato, bordo e punte appena sfregati, cerniera stretta, tagli e pagine perfettamente conservati, pagine con marginalia. Firma d'appartenenza con luogo e data su frontespizio. Fotocomposizione: De Angelis Graphic Design. VII tavole con riproduzioni di documenti. Lingue: Italiano, Latino USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         THE HISTORY OF AMERICA (16 Volumes; Set)

      Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1997. Full Leather. Near Fine binding. The well regarded historian's comprehensive history. The 16 matched volumes in full tan leather with elaborate decorations on gilt; raised bands, silk moire endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and all edges gilt. There is a previous owner blindstamp on the half-title page of each volume; otherwise there are no marks of any kind.~. Near Fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc. ]
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         Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - First UK Edition/First Printing with Errors

      London: Bloomsbury, 1997. A first edition, hardback first issue, published by Bloomsbury in 1997 with correct number string. With Joanne Rowling showing on the copyright page, the additional 'wand' to page 53 and the incorrect spelling of 'Philospher's' to rear board. Fading to edges and to spine - some wear to the edges also. No inscriptions. Light stain to the corner of the first few pages. Corners a little bumped. Incredibly rare and at the time of writing, the only copy available for sale. The book was produced by Bloomsbury and numbered 500 copies. Perhaps 300 went to libraries. This copy is therefore probably one of 200 to survive.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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         Scritto nella pietra

      Gruppo Editoriale Armenia S. p. A. - Milano, MILANO 1997 - Miti senza tempo ITALIANO Stato eccellente, sovraccoperta originale illustrata in carta patinata, caratteri del titolo in rilievo su recto, cima appena sfregata, talloncino adesivo su verso; coperta in tessuto, caratteri dorati in bassorilievo sul dorso, tagli e pagine ottimamente conservati. Su frontespizio firma d'appartenenza con luogo e data. Illustrazioni in b. e n., in testo e fuori testo. Fa parte della collana Miti senza tempo.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Karel Martens: Printed Matter / Drukwerk

      Hyphen Press, London 1997 - London: Hyphen Press. 1997. First Edition, Second Printing. S Paperback. Near Fine. ABSOLUTELY SOLID COPY with only slight stains to lower edges (at foredges). 144 pages. Text in English and Dutch. Upper wrapper title: Printed Matter / Drukwerk. Later issue; coverage of over 35 years of works by the award-winning Dutch graphic designer, including his essay "What Design Means For Me" (in addition to his partly autobiographical essay). Additional essays by Kinross, Triest, Koosje Sierman and Hugues C. Boekraad; includes bibliography. "Reprinted 1997" (colophon; originally published in 1996). Rare in any edition and/or condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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         Small Mama & Big Shoes aus der Serie "Art-Mama". C-Print.

      1997/2007. 1997 - Verso u. r. handschriftlich signiert "Tatsumi Orimoto", passepartouriert. Erster Teil einer ursprünglich zweiteiligen Arbeit aus Vorder- und Rückansicht. Die ganzfigurige, frontale Aufnahme der kleinen Frau irritiert und belustigt. Inmitten einer Straße auf einem Abflussdeckel steht sie in überdimensionalen Schuhen mit Gehstock in der rechten und Einkaufsbeutel in der linken Hand und blickt uns skeptisch an. Der Fotograf Tatsumi Orimoto, geb. 1946 in Kawasaki/Japan, widmet sich in seiner Serie "Art-Mama" seiner demenzkranken Mutter. Durch die Diskrepanz zwischen der kleinen, alten Frau und den absurd großen Schuhen zeigt er auf einfühlsame und humorvolle Weise die Traurigkeit und die Skurriliät der Krankheit und des Älterwerdens. - Tatsumi Orimoto studierte am Institue of Art in Chicago und war 1972 Assistent von Nam June Paik, seit Ende der 70er-Jahre lebt und arbeitet er in Japan. Sprache: Deutsch 55,6 x 45,2 cm (Darstellungsmaß) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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         Operative Zugangswege in der Orthopädie und Traumatologie [Gebundene Ausgabe] von Rudolf Bauer (Autor), Fridun Kerschbaumer (Autor), Sepp Poisel

      Berücksichtigung aller wesentlichen in Orthopädie und Traumatologie erforderlichen Zugänge. Beschreibung auch wenig bekannter Zugangswege. Indikationen zur Operation, anatomische Varianten. Reale Operationssituationen - Schritt-für-Schritt nachvollziehbar. Abbildungen593 farb Ill. Der legendäre Bestseller berücksichtigt sowohl gängige als auch seltene Zugangstechniken in der Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie und besticht durch seine brillanten und anschaulichen Abbildungen in unerreichter Qualität. Reale Operationssituationen werden Schritt-für-Schritt bestens nachvollziehbar. Die unangefochtene Nr. 1 in bester Qualität Hochwertiger Atlas zu den wesentlichen standardisierten Zugangswegen in der Orthopädie und Traumatologie Brillante und anschauliche Abbildungen visualisieren hervorragend die Zugangstechniken "state-of-the-art" Bildserien mit Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen realer Operationssituationen Minimalinvasive und arthroskopische Zugänge InhaltDarstellung gängiger und auch seltener Zugangstechniken in der Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie Besondere Berücksichtigung der chirurgiebezogenen topografischen Anatomie Konsequent strukturierte Texte, die auf Indikationen, Gefahren und Komplikationsmöglichkeiten eingehen Operative Zugangswege in der Orthopädie und Traumatologie [Gebundene Ausgabe] von Rudolf Bauer (Autor), Fridun Kerschbaumer (Autor), Sepp Poisel Operation Unfallchirurgie Zugangswege in Orthopädie und Traumatologie Unfallchirurgie Kerschbaumer Poisel Orthopädische Chirurgie Orthopädie und Traumatologie Zugangswege Indikationen Operation anatomische Varianten Operationssituationen Zugangsatlas für Orthopäden und Unfallchirurgen Bauersche Operationslehre Orthopädie Unfallchirurgie Leitungsbahnen anatomischer Situs Tumoren Orthopädische Technik Dietrich Hohmann Ralf Uhlig Lennart Mannerfelt Diagnose medizinisch psychiatrisch Diagnostik medizinisch psychiatrisch Frühdiagnose Orthopädie Thieme Georg Verlag Illustrationen G Spitzer Einbandart gebunden ISBN-10 3-13-684702-4 / 3136847024 ISBN-13 978-3-13-684702-2 / 9783136847022

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         THE SUBTLE KNIFE. ***SUPERB SIGNED COPY OF THE TRUE FIRST EDITION + RARE SIGNED PROMOTIONAL LETTER.***

      Knopf, New York, U.S.A 1997 - First edition, first printing. SIGNED to title-page. An especially strong and appealing copy. Unread and in lovely, bright, clean and fine preservation throughout, this is a superior example indeed of the Knopf 1st. However, what truly makes it is the fact that this particular copy is complete with the (almost always missing) promotional letter of introduction from Philip Pullman for the book's initial release. Dated March 1997 (the book would be published in July), this is a rare enough item in its own right, but this one is SIGNED by Pullman, and is the first we have ever encountered thus. Extremely uncommon, and when paired with such a shining example of the book, a decidedly strong investment copy for the serious collector. It is also worth noting that the Knopf edition displays some key points that serve to advance its collectible merits considerably: first, it actually precedes the British release, a curious quirk that is surprising but very attractive to the collector; second, it is, unlike the British counterpart, in the experience of many still some way off peaking; third, the far superior jacket artwork by Eric Rohmann has helped to sustain appeal (a point that holds for the American trilogy as a whole); and, lastly, because of the prevalence of the cursed remainder mark unaffected copies of the 1st are in reality far fewer than perhaps seems immediately apparent. (In collecting terms, remaindered copies signify very bad news indeed and are akin to, say, a messy ownership dedication or price-clipping. However, their presence, perhaps on an otherwise "fine" copy, is unfortunately not always noted). Very Fine in dust-wrapper. D. B. Waters Rare Books: Established (1998) professional and full-time booksellers of fine, select 1st editions only. All stock is fully guaranteed as authentic. A small sample of our stock is presented here on this website. We never stock any first edition that is devalued by either price-clipping, dedications, owner inscriptions or other serious flaws. As such, our books retain their rarity value for the future. Contact us for advice or assistance in building your collection of modern highlights. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Geomikrobiologie. Grundlagen und Anwendung von Manfred Köhler (Autor), Fernando Völsgen (Autor)

      Wiley-VCH Verlag, 1997. Die vielfältigen potentiellen Nutzungsmöglichkeiten der Geomikrobiologie gewinnen zunehmend an Bedeutung für die umweltfreundliche und nachhaltige Lösung von Umweltproblemen. Dieser Titel bietet nach einer kurzen Darstellung der mikrobiologischen und geologischen Grundlagen der Geomikrobiologie einen Überblick über die Rolle von Mikroorganismen in biologischen Prozessen. Es folgt eine umfassende Beschreibung industrieller Anwendungen sowie potentieller Einsatzmöglichkeiten geomikrobiologischer Verfahren. Ausführlich werden Einsatz und Grenzen geomikrobiologischer Methoden beim Schadstoffabbau, in der Trink-, Brauch- und Abwasserwirtschaft sowie bei der Verringerung von Luftemissionen aufgezeigt. Schließlich werden weitere Arbeitsgebiete, z.B. geomikrobiologische Prospektion, Deponieprozesse und Biokorrosion vorgestellt.

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         The Collected Speeches

      Harper Collins Publishers, London 1997 - Octavo, 666pp. Gilt title on spine, raised bands. Gilt leafs. Sewn-in silk bookmark. Dark blue morocco leather binding. Original blue vellum slipcase. Original paper wrap included. Limited edition of 200 signed copies, this being letter "F." Signed by Prime Minister Thatcher on title page. This copy was held back by the publisher for special distribution. The most desirable set of signed books by Margaret Thatcher are the English Edition, blue leather bound editions featured here. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Reconstructive Surgery: Principles, Anatomy & Technique, 2-Volume Set, 1e

      Churchill Livingstone - 0443079811 ** Complete 2-Volume Set **; Good++; Hardcover; Both volumes in excellent overall condition, the only notable flaw being a small ink stamp marked-out to the top text-block edge of each volume; Both volumes have very light wear to the covers with "straight" edge-corners; Marked-out ink stamp to the top textblock edge of each volume, otherwise unblemished textblock edges; The first endpaper of Volume 1 is lightly creased at the top right corner, otherwise the endpapers and all text pages of both volumes are unmarked; Both books have excellent bindings with straight spines; This book set will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Large Format (Quatro, 10.75" - 11.75" tall); Heavy (11.2 lbs); Black cloth covers with title in silver and gold lettering; 1997, Churchill Livingstone Publishing; 1592 pages; "Reconstructive Surgery: Principles, Anatomy, and Technique (Two-Volume Set)," by Stephen J. Mathes, et al. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Salish Sea Books]
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         The Complete Sagas of Icelanders: Including 49 Tales [5 Volume Set]

      Leifur Eiriksson Publishing Ltd, Reykjavík, Iceland 1997 - Gift Quality. Fine condition, as new, gift quality. See accompanying photos. In the English language. Hardcover box set, approximately 7 x 7 x 10 inches. The following description from the books themselves : The Sagas of Icelanders are narratives of adventure and conflict, set in the Viking Age but written down in the vernacular by anonymous authors in Iceland several hundred years later, during the 13th and 14th centuries. Their action spans the whole world known to the Vikings, but the stories mainly center on the unique society they founded in Icleland, depicting the men and women who settled there and their descendants. For sheer narrative artistry and skill of characterization, the Sagas rank with the world's greatest literary treasures - as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. The Sagas of the Icelanders form a unique literary genre and have served as a source of inspiration for many outstanding writers of later times - such diverse authors as Walter Scott, Jorge Lius Borges and W.H. Auden. The critics are impressed by this set. Kurt Vonnegut states "The English is wonderfully accessible to this modern reader. Only now can I fully appreciate my own deep debt as a story-teller to Icelandic writers of long ago". Terry Jones adds, "The Complete Sagas of the Icelanders is the definitive collection of Icelandic sagas, beautifully presented in five volumes and temptingly readable. The Icelandic Sagas are almost like the intimate diary of a whole nation. Recorded with everyday matter-of-factness, they are a fascinating insight into how people lived over a thousand years ago". These sagas also chronicle the early voyages to North America of Viking seafarers and settlers and their interactions with Indigenous peoples.

      [Bookseller: Jim Anderson Books]
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         Ici, ce conte.

      Lausanne, Atelier Raynald Métraux, 1997. - Pt. in-folio, 28p. Edition originale. Un des 70 exemplaires du tirage de luxe accompagnés de 7 lithographies originales de Gérard de Palézieux. Le texte établi par Claire Jaquier a été écrit en 1917 par Gustave Roud. Il est ici reproduit en facsimilé et imprimé en Garamond par Nicolas Chabloz. Signé par Palézieux à la justification. en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée avec titre gaufré, sous emboîtage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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         Complete set of Harry Potter Children's Paperback Editions: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (First UK Paperback edition-First printing)

      Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 1997 - GG plus/VGC plus.Bloomsbury,1997-2017. Harry potter set with all 7 children's paperback editions. All seven books are First UK Bloomsbury Paperback editions-first printings with full run number or it states "First Edition" on the copyright pages. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has all four important issue points. 1) The publisher is listed as Bloomsbury at the bottom of the title page, 2) The date listed in the copyright information is 1997, 3) The copyright page have the full print line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1), 4) On page 53, in the list of school supplies that Harry receives from Hogwarts, the item "1 wand" appears twice. Also, Joanne Rowling is displayed on copyright page , picture of young Dumbledore at the back of the cover, on copyright page contains no space between "r" and "1" on Thomas Taylor 1997, philos(o)pher's misspelled at the back cover. With the set included book 8: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production, First UK Sphere paperback edition-first printing. Book 1 is in GC plus with small creases and nicks on the cover and spine, small ink marks and slightly tainted on the outer edges, a couple of small creases and slightly yellow on the edges of the pages, small mark on the edges of some of the pages, previous owner's name written on the edges of the half-title page of the book. The book is in GC plus for its age but with some shelf wear. Wendy Cooling review is present to the base of the front board. Book 2 to 7 are in VGC plus with a couple of small nicks and creases on the edges of the cover and spines, nice and clean pages with small nicks and light shelf wear on the outer edges, small creases on the edges of the pages. a couple of small marks on the outer edges for books 6 and 7.Book 8 is new. Printed by Clays. A collectable set of first paperback edition-first printing. Please note: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is scarce true First UK paperback edition-first printing with all important issue points, its not the Canadian edition, Australian edition or Ted Smart edition! One of 5,150 copies, many lost into libraries and it's thought not many of these books still remain in circulation. With the set we will include the following books: The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Collector's Edition (First UK edition-first printing of this Special Collector's Edition) the book is new, plus Comic Relief: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages , both are First UK paperback edition-first printing with full run number (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) published by Bloomsbury in 2001- the book are in VGC with light shelf wear on the outer edges of the pages. More photos available on request. This is another paragraph Book Description: Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose! He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher's Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they? This is Jo's first book and she has already written seven outlines for Harry's further adventures at Hogwarts. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alpha 2 Omega Books BA]
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         Un amour de Swann.

      S. l. (Paris), Guy-Victor Labat, Editeur - Nouvelle librairie de France, 1997; in-4, 350 pp., reliure d'éditeur plein cuir vert, plat sérigraphié d'orchidées, tête dorée, sous emboîtage en papier marbré, les quatre suites des illustrations sont dans un emboîtage vert. Edition non numéroté, sur papier vélin pur chiffon d'Arches. Le premier livre publié par Marcel Proust de la recherche du temps perdu. L'illustration fait penser au photographe Hamilton en aquarelle. L'ouvrage est dédicacé par l'illustrateur. Illustrations par Jean-Louis Morelles. Exemplaire avec quatre suites des illustrations de Jean-Louis Morelles. Très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alphabets]
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        Un itinerario di Arte Museo Diocesano "S. Matteo" - Salerno

      Edizioni Gutenberg - Lancusi (SA), 1997. ITALIANO 0,52 Ottimo stato, coperta illustrata in cartoncino patinato, su piatto anteriore di Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio, "Giuditta", tracce di sporco, bordo poco sfregato, tagli e pagine ottimamente conservati. Su frontespizio firma d'appartenenza con luogo e data. Riccamente illustrato con immagini a colori ed in b. e n. fuori testo. Impaginazione e grafica: Giovanni Landi. Fotografie: Corradino Pellecchia, Vincenzo D'Antonio, Eugenio Caiazza, Giovanni Mogavero, Franco Valletta. Con il contributo della Regione Campania. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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