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        Death of a Professor

      Colophon Press (London): Colophon Press. 1997. First. First edition. Very good or better, with light foxing on the endpapers and a small and faint dampstain at the tail of the spine, in a good only, dampstained and soiled slipcase. One of 6 copies designated with a Roman numeral for presentation and Signed by the author with a holograph quotation from the text. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials).

      London: Scholastic Press, 1997.. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.5 inches). pp.341. Publisher's green boards decorated in gilt. Slight spine lean. Pictorial d/w, not price-clipped (£12.99). Trifle light stains just-affecting fore-edge, couple of similar tiny marks to front free endpaper. Signed by author to title page: 'my very warm greetings / and admiration to / Lynne Reid Banks - / Phillip Pullman [underscored] May 2000'. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm. A Fine copy in a like d/w. In stock in UK for immediate despatch. Number string to the limitation page: 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3. Unique gift inscription to the author of The L Shaped Room and many influential children's books. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books]
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        Schweizerische Bauzeitung 1921/22- 1997 (77 Bde.).

      4°, je Bd. ca. 800 S., zahlr. Abb., HLwd. mit Rückenbeschriftung (unterschiedliche Einbände), Etwas gebrauchsspurig, minimal stockfelckig. Bis 1937 erschienen pro Jahr zwei Halbjahresbände, danach nur noch ein Bd. «Wochenschrift für Bau-, Verkehrs- und Maschinentechnik. Organ des Schweiz. Ingenieur- und Architekten-Vereins.» Mit jeweils umfangreichem und vorzüglich gestaltetem Anzeigenteil. Wichtige Dokumentation zur damaligen Architektur und zum Bauwesen - nicht nur in der Schweiz. Zahlreiche Konstruktionszeichnungen u. Pläne.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Werk, Bauen und Wohnen 1982 - 1997 (16 kompl. Jge.). Die Schweizer Monatszeitschrift für Kunst, Architektur, künstlerisches Gewerbe.

      4°, je ca. 100 S., unzählige Pläne u. Photos., Broschur (Einzelhefte)., Einzelne Hefte mit Gebrauchssp., allg. aber in gutem Zustand. Jahrgänge des offiz. Organes des BSA/ FAS, Bund Schweizer Architekten und des VSI Vereinigung Schweizer Innenarchitekten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Der Alltag. Sensationsblatt des Gewöhnlichen. Später: Die Sensationen des Gewöhnlichen (insgesamt 70 Hefte, davon etliche Doppelnummern).

      Unterschiedliche Formate von 8°, bis 4°, von 16 - 272 S., immer mit zahlr. Abb., Der kompletteste Satz dieser Zeitschrift auf der ganzen, ganzen weiten Welt! Vorhanden sind folgende Hefte: 1978: 2, 4, 5, Sonderheft für Laure Wyss «Der Festtag»; 1979: 6, 7; 1980: 8, 9, 10, 11/12, 13/14; 1981: 1-5: 1982: 1-6; 1983: 1-5; 1984: 1-4; 1985: 1-5; 1986: 1-3; 1987: 1-4; 1988: 1-3; 1989: 1-3; 1990: 1 -4; 1991: 1-4; ab 1993 durchgehend num.Hefte: 60 - 78. Das Doppelheft 77/78 war das letzte Heft nach 20 Jahren Alltag. Beiträge aus den unterschiedlichen Gebieten des Lebens und verschiedensten AutorInnen, ZeichnerInnen und FotografInnen. Walter Keller (1953), Germanist, Volkskundler, begründete 1978 mit Nikolaus, Wyss, u. a. diese Zeitschrift die vor allem nach dem Lustprinzip gestaltet wurde. Keller ein «enfant terrible» der Zücher Kultur war 1983/84 Mitbegrüner der Zeitschrift Parkett, 1991 Mitbegründer des Scalo Verlages,1993 Mitbegründer des Fotomuseums Winterthur, 2006 leider nur kurzlebiger Chefredakteur der Kunstzeitschrift «du». Im gleichen Jahr erhält er für sein umtriebiges kultuelles Schaffen die Heinrich-Wölfflin-Medaille der Stadt Zürich.

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        "Smallmouth Bass for Sports Afield Magazine"

      Easton CT 1997 Easton, CT, 1997. Image 8-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches; handsomely matted and framed to 16 x 22 inches overall. Watercolor on paper, signed "James Prosek, Easton, Ct. painted 11/9/97". Fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

      Bloomsbury, London, 1997. Early Reprint. Book Condition: Near Fine Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. This is an early reprint of the book, the 11th printing with number line reading 20,19,....11. The only other title listed on verso of half title page is "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". The dust jacket shows only very light signs of shelf wear and very light fading to spine. Internally the contents are very clean and crisp, possibly even unread. The image of back board is that of book without the dustjacket, Please note slight bump at top of hinge (probably an original binding fault) Size: Octavo (standard book size). 223 pages. .. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Britain/UK; Modern; Children. ISBN: 0747532699. ISBN/EAN: 9780747532699. Inventory No: 14829.

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        To You, Walt Whitman. Speaking to Walt Whitman: A collection of poetry by Garland, Buchanan, Pound, Lorca, Ginsberg, Eberhart, Ignatow, Neruda, Cane, Olson, Johnson, Borges. Selected by Betty J. Keller

      New York: Red Angel Press, 1997 One of 100 copies printed at the Red Angel Press. Light brown cloth boards with design of grass in reddish-brown. Spine stamped in black. Quarto. Five woodcut portraits of Whitman by Ronald Keller on Kozo 547 paper in charcoal; the illustration is appears on both the recto and verso sides of the sheet, in mirror images. Printed on a hand-press in reddish-brown and black. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Pomegranate. Mezzotints by Judith Rothchild

      Editions de l'eau [Reynes: Editions de l'eau. 1997]. One of 50 copies all on Hahnemuhle paper, each numbered and signed by Fainlight and Rothchild on the colophon: 14 deluxe copies with an original drawing and page of manuscript, 28 regular copies (this copy), 8 hors commerce. In addition, there were 40 additional copies of the mezzotints editioned. Page size: 15-1/2" x 10-1/2". Bound: loose in original wrappers, housed in red publisher's slipcase, paper over boards. New. With mezzotints printed by the artist, Judith Rothchild, the text was printed by Albert Woda, the publisher, who also designed the layout. This is Judith Rothchild's first livre d'artiste. Noted poet Ruth Fainlight has contributed a moving poem using the imagery of pomegranates and its association with the Greek myth of Persephone and Demeter to pose questions about the life process, aging, revisiting our youth, death and rebirth. Ms. Rothchild's pomegranates are rich and warm, almost supernaturally lit images -- always in pairs -- exposing its complicated fruit. The artist usually works in the pastel medium, using vibrant strong colors, usually still lifes, bringing life to inanimate objects with magical light. Encouraged by master engraver, Albert Woda, to work in mezzotints, Ms. Rothchild has created six haunting images to perfectly complement Ms. Fainlight's poem. See illustration.7 See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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      NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997. First edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "April 21, 1997" by Milosz on the colophon page. Edited with an Introduction by Robert Faggen. Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Signed & Dated 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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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom

      Fordingbridge: Castle Hill Press, 1997 The Complete 1922 Text. 3 Volumes, in white cloth, grey boards, titles in gilt to green leather labels. White paper DW's, 2 tiny chips at 1 head, titles in black inks, owners bookplate to fpds. Vol 1, green endpapers, (xxi), [1], 433 pp, 2 maps to folder at epd. Vol 2, green endpapers, [14], 439-879 pp, [1]. Vol 3, pictorial endpapers, [5], 127 illustrations, [1]. An edition limited to just 752 sets.A superb edition, the 3rd volume contains all the illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Drawing Of The Three - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.. As New in As New dust jacket. 1997. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0937986917 . A handsome First Trade Edition/First Printing in As New condition in alike dust-jacket, printed on laid paper. SIGNED by Stephen King on the title page and Phil Hale on half title, rather scarce to find signed in this condition; The second volume in Stephen King's Dark Tower cycle, inspired in part by the Robert Browning narrated poem. "This work seems to be my own Tower, you know: these people haunt me, Roland most of all. Do I really know what the Tower is? "; The Dark Tower; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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      New York: Doubleday, 1997 O'Nan, Stewart. THE SPEED QUEEN. New York: Doubleday, 1997. First Edition. Two Volumes. Presentation & Association Copy[s] inscribed by O'nan to Chris Offutt. Including: 1 - the Advance Reading Copy. 8vo., 212 pp. Fine in printed purple wrappers & 2 - the First Edition. 8vo., 212 pp. Fine in dustwrapper. The ARC is inscribed: " 21 August 96 / For Chris Offutt, / Only 60 miles away from / Route 66 in ABQ / Remember me to UNM and / the Sandias. Hope your new / one blows 'em away. I still / like this one, even after all / The Stephen King problems. Live it up / Stewart O'Nan". O'Nan has written the book's intended title at the top of the title page - "DEAR STEPHEN KING". With - the first hardcover edition in dustwrapper inscribed by O'Nan on the title page: " Stewart O'Nan / For Chris, 6 April 97 / Who taught me everything I know / About writing the novel" Marjorie Standiford is on death row in Oklahoma for her participation in the murder of twelve people in a highway fast-food joint. It's her last day alive. And she's talking into a tape recorder, answering a set of questions prepared by the bestselling "King of Horror" who's bought the rights to her life story. Stewart O'Nan's The Speed Queen was, in fact, originally called Dear Stephen King until lawyers intervened. In the end King liked it & in 2004 co-authored with O'Nan "Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season". Both Stewart O'Nan & Chris Offutt were named one of the twenty best young American fiction writers by Granta. An excellent association set for this highly regarded contemporary novel.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Tibetan Portrait, The Power Of Compassion

      New York: Rizzoli. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1997. Reprint Edition. Cloth. 0847819574 . An attractive Reprint of the 1996 publication in still Near Fine condition with bumped top of spine, page block Fine in Fine, lightly rubbed dust-jacket, SIGNED on the half-title page by His Holiness and Nobel Peace Prize winner, the fourteenth Dalai Lama; A collection of fascinating insights about a deeply spiritual culture's struggle to survive and maintain compassion in the face of tremendous aggression. Throughout 1994, photographer Phil Borges traveled to Tibet, as well as parts Nepal and northern India in an effort to understand what had happened to them, to their country and their culture. Text by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, prologue by Jeffrey Hopkins, epilogue by Elie Wiesel ; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Härbärge ('SHELTER').

      Bokförlaget DN, 1997. Publisher's hardcover with fine dustjacket. 110 unpaginated pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs by Engstrom. Excellent, clean and very well preserved copy.. First edition of first book by J. H. Engström ("Trying to Dance"; Martin Parr, The Photobook, vol 2, page 322/323)

      [Bookseller: Kirkegaards Antikvariat]
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        DELFTWARE. The Tin-Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles.

      In-8 gr., tela edit., sovrac., astuccio, pp. XV,642, con centinaia di illustrazioni, a colori e in bianco e nero nel t. Catalogo della magnifica e inedita collezione del Victoria and Albert Museum. Vi figurano: ?plates and dishes, jugs and cups, bottles, flasks and other containers for alcoholic beverages and for water, porringers and bowls, candlesticks, trays and baskets, utensils for tea, coffee and chocolate, vases and urns for flowers, jars and apothecaries wares, ecc.?. Questo importante studio è introdotto da una lunga prefazione che tratta: ?the social history of delftware, its manufacture and distribution, the influences which affected its designs and decorations, etc.? In ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria La Bottega delle Occasioni]
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        Delftware - The Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles - A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum

      The Stationery Office [HMSO] in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, first edition, 1997, (ISBN: 0112904998).. A monumental work of scholarship, essential to any serious dealer in or collector of British Delftware. Hardback, large quarto-size, 660 pages (xvi, 644) plus 128 full-colour plates (comprising 346 illustrations, referred to in the prelims as "plates") of very high quality; numerous further half-tone illustrations in the text; appendices, bibliography, index: publisher's blue cloth, silver-blocked titling to spine: blue-and-white printed paper-covered slipcase. ••••CONDITION•• Very Good, the author's presentation copy with his longhand inscription to "Anthony", 5 lines, signed ("Michael") and dated, acknowledging the recipient's "vital contribution" to the book. The binding slightly loose at one place leaving a just-perceptible gap between sections. Very heavy. (ISBN: 0112904998)

      [Bookseller: Tetbury Old Books]
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      Putnam NY: Putnam, 1997 First edition, first prnt. One of a small number of specially bound and signed copies prepared for distribution to friends of the author and publisher. Bound in white cloth with red endpapers with glassine dustjacket. Signed by Vonnegut on the limitation page as issued. Minimal wear at the spine ends of the fragile glassine dustjacket; otherwise, an unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with a mylar cover.Signed by Author. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.The image is of the book described and not a stock photo.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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        Mason and Dixon

      NY: Henry Holt. (1997). Pynchon's editor's copy of the uncorrected proof, with a trial jacket. This is the second issue of the uncorrected proof copy: all proofs were issued in plain blue wrappers and are not to be confused with the later two variants of advance reading copy in beige wrappers. This second issue proof, in blue wrappers, has a tipped-in title page that adds the ampersand missing in the first issue. This is a fine copy with the bookplate of Ray Roberts, Pynchon's editor, inside the front cover, and two dust jackets (a bit crimped at the crown where they extend past the proof). One jacket corresponds to the trade edition design of graphics only (with the type later being supplied on an acetate overlay). The second jacket is unique, having the information (author, title, publisher, ISBN code) printed directly on the jacket. . Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Five Authors and a Painter

      Vincent FitzGerald & Co. New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Co.. 1997. One of 20 copies, all on Antique JB Green and Japanese Gampi paper, signed and numbered by the artist in pencil on each of the 5 etchings. The names of the subject of each portrait is etched in the plate itself. The authors are: Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Franz Kafka and Virginia Woolf. The artist is, of course, Matisse. Each etching measures 12-1/4 inches x 17 inches, fine. The etchings were printed by Lothar Osterburg and Vincent FitzGerald. Susan Weil's aesthetic predecessors are portrayed in these blind-drawn etchings created around the same time as BLIND MAN'S BLUFF. She has captured the key element in the features of each. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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      London: Secker & Warburg, 1997.. First edition. Octavo. Original boards. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The first volume in the author's fictionalized memoir that continues with Youth and Summertime.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Masterpieces of 20th century Chinese Painting; Zhongguo er shi shi ji ming jia guo hua zhan; Chefs-d'oeuvre de la Peinture Chinoise au xx Siècle. [Exhibition: Vision to Reality; Features of Chinese Paintings; Masterpieces From China; Hong Kong; Cana

      [Toronto] : Canadian Foundation for the Preservation of Chinese Cultural and Historical Treasures, 1997., 1997. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 151 pp. ; color illustrations ; 28 cm. ; ISBN: 0968262309; 9780968262306 ; LC: ND1045 ; OCLC: 57339669 ; Text in English, Chinese, and French ; full-color illiustrated, stiff paper wrappers ; guidebook to the exhibition laid-in ; Catalogue of exhibitions held in Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, August 21 to October 13, 1997; Vancouver Art Gallery, November 21 to December 8, 1997; and Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Québec, December 18, 1997 to March 1, 1998. ; jointly organized by the Canadian Foundation for the Preservation of Chinese Cultural and Historical Treasures and China International Exhibition Agency ; includes the work of artists: Chen Banding (1877-1970), Chen Dayu (1912-), Chen Kuan (1959-), Chen Aiucao (1906-1988), C hen Ziyi (1919-), Cheng Shifa (1921-), Du Ziling (1914-), Feng Jizhong (1923-1967), Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), Fu Ershi (1936-), Guan Shanyue (1912-), Guo Weiqu (1908-1971), He Tianjian (1891-1977), Huang Zhou (1925-1997), Kang Shiyao (1921-1985), Li Ke ran (1907-1989), Li Kuchan (1898-1983), Li Xiongcai (1910-), Lin Fengmian (1900-), Liu Haisu (1896-), Liu Jiyou (1918-1983), Liu Wenfu (1934-), Pan Tianshou (1897-1971), Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Qian Songyan (1899-1985), Shi Lu (1919-1982), Shu Chungu ang (1941-), Tian Shiguang (1916-), Wang Geyi (1897-1988), Wang Weibao (1942-), Wang Xuetao (1903-1982), Wei Jianqiong (1941-), Wu Changshuo (1844-1927), Wu Fuzhi (1900-1977), Wu Guangzhong (1919-2010), Wu Jingting (1904-1972), Wu Zuoren (1908-1997), Xiao Shufang (1911-), Xie Ruijie (1902-), Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Xu Yuanshao (1944-), Ya Ming (1924-), Yang Jingsheng (1958-), Yu Jigao (1932-), Zhang Dazhuang (1903-1980), Zhang Dequan (1941-), Zhang Qiyi (1914-1968), Zhang Zingjun (1958-), Zhong We isheng (1964-), Zhou Sicong (1939-1996), Zhu Qizhan (1981-1996); from Hong Kong: Chao Shao'ang (1950-), Lu Zhoukun (1919-1975), Yang Shanshen (1913-); from Canada: Ho Paklee (1945-), Koo Mei (1934-); SIGNED by artists Wu Guangzhong (1919-2010) and Ho Paklee (1945-); Wu Guangzhong, born in Yixing, studied painting in France in his early years and afterwards taught at Qinghua University and Central Art College; his landscape paintings integrate Chinese and Western techniques, creating Jackson Pollock-like landscapes; in a dramatic calligraphic hand beneath his representative work, "Spring Snow" (1997); Ho Paklee (He Baili), born in Guangzhou but raised in Hong Kong, began by illustrating flowers and birds, then shifted into a Lingnan Style landscape painting style, and finally moving to watercolor landscapes, where he developed a highly original, eponymous Ho School of Landscape Painting; signed in a striking calligraphic hand beneath his painting, "Jade Reflection" (1996) ; FINE.

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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      Munich:: Schirmer/Mosel,, 1997. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED BY BERND AND HILLA BECHER. A Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in a Near Fine Dust Jacket with minimal sun spine. 190 photographs. Text in German. 4to. 196 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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      Stockholm: Bökförlaget DN, 1997. First Edition. Quarto. The photographer's first book. Engstrom received great critical acclaim for his second book, Trying to Dance, and is widely regarded as one of the leading talents in contemporary photography. This book consists of 54 black and white images of women at the Klaragarden shelter in Stockholm. Fine in a fine jacket.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Zeit zu leben: Vom Umgang mit einem kostbaren Gut [SIGNED]

      Offizielle WWF Dokumentation. Herausgegeben von der Umweltstiftung WWF World Wide Fund for Nature and Pro Futura München: Offizielle WWF Dokumentation. Herausgegeben von der Umweltstiftung WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature and Pro Futura), (1997). Limited edition. Hardcover. vg. 1/999. 206,[2]pp. printed on Nopacoat. Blue leather with color serigraph on aluminum, resting in handmade red-varnished wooden box. Box with two hinged folding sections on top, signed on inside with black marker by Hajek. Bottom of box with red velvet covering, inside lined in blue velvet with attached "lift-up" ribbon band. Additional original signature of artist on numbered limitation page. All silver page edges. Decorative endpapers, illustrated half-title & contents page. Color frontispiece. Ribbon marker. This work was compiled and designed by Otto Herbert Hajek (1927-2005), who was a German abstract painter and sculptor. His works were exhibited throughout the world. He first gained high visibility at the Documenta II (1959) and Documenta III (1964) in Kassel, Germany. His versatile art included colored sculptures, objects made of steel & concrete, as well as interior and facade designs of buildings. Profusely illustrated with photographic reproductions in vibrant colors of paintings, sculptures & gouaches by Hajek as well as many photographs by various artists. Many photos accompanied with inspirational quotes by prominent figures such as Tennessee Williams, Elias Canetti, Berthold Brecht. Hermann Hesse, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, G. E. Lessings, Picasso, Goethe & many others plus quotes from the Talmud, ancient Chinese wisdom's, etc. Includes articles by Till Bastian, Karlheinz A. Geißler, Andreas Giger, Ilona Rühmann, Stefan Just, Claus-Peter Lieckfeld, Manuel Schneider and Paddy Ryan. Foreword by Carl-Albrecht von Treuenfels, introduction by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker. This limited edition celebrates life through the eyes of art. "Diese Künsler-Edition erscheint in einer einmaligen, limitierten Auflage von 999 Exemplaren. Einband Leder mit klassischer Oberflächen-Narbung. Bild-Tafel: mehrfarbiger, rasterloser Siebdruck auf Aluminium, eloxiert, Buchblock mit Silberschnitt und Zeicheneinband; lackierte Holz-Kassette." With laid-in certificate of authenticity (* see below). Certificate with original signature of R. Dittman of Pro Futura. Minor wear along edges of box, slight scratching and staining on folding section of box. Book in fine condition. Stunning publication in a spectacular binding resting in handcrafted wooden box, as issued. Scarce. * Zertifikat: "Herausgegeben von Pro Futura und dem WWF Deutschland erscheint in einer einmaligen, limitierten Weltauflage von 999 Exemplaren die Werk-Edition Zeit zu leben: Vom Umgang mit einem kostbaren gut. Gestaltet von Professor Otto Herbert Hajek unter Verwendung eigens für dieses Werk geschaffener Gouachen und anderer Bildwerke. Großformat 24,5 x 32,5 cm, in Leder gebunden. Einband-tafel mehrfarbiger Siebdruck auf eloxiertem Aluminum, Silberschnitt, Zeichenband, jedes Exemplar von Hand numeriert und vom künstler signiert, eingelegt in eine handwerklich gearbeitete Holz-Kassette. Ihr Exemplar hat die Nummer 938. Wir garantieren hiermit die Limitierung der Auflage (signed) Ralf Dittmann, Pro Futura, Oktober 1997."

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Mason and Dixon

      NY: Henry Holt. (1997). Pynchon's editor's copy of the uncorrected proof, with a trial jacket. This is the second issue of the uncorrected proof copy: all proofs were issued in plain blue wrappers and are not to be confused with the later two variants of advance reading copy in beige wrappers. This second issue proof, in blue wrappers, has a tipped-in title page that adds the ampersand missing in the first issue. This is a fine copy with the bookplate of Ray Roberts, Pynchon's editor, inside the front cover, and two dust jackets (a bit crimped at the crown where they extend past the proof). One jacket corresponds to the trade edition design of graphics only (with the type later being supplied on an acetate overlay). The second jacket is unique, having the information (author, title, publisher, ISBN code) printed directly on the jacket. . Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

      Bloomsbury. 1997. UK First Edition (fourth printing).. Very scarce early printing including all of the essential points! Young Dumbledore to rear jacket & spine top, Joanne Rowling listed as author & priced at £10.99. Dustjacket VG+, minor wear to corners, edging & spine top, bright & colourful Thomas Taylor art work! Book VG+, laminated boards, closed tear (1cm) to page 199, slight bumping top/tail spine, otherwise very clean & tight. A collectable classic!

      [Bookseller: The Book Tower]
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        Terra: Struggle of the Landless

      London: Phaidon Press, 1997.. First Edition. Original gray cloth. Light wear to the bottom boards, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by both Sebastiao Salgado and Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago, who contributed the powerful preface to this equally powerful book.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The fear and loathing letters. Vol. 1 The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967 / Hunter S. Thompson ; foreword by William J Kennedy ; edited by Douglas Brinkley

      London : Bloomsbury, (1997), 1997. 1st Edition. Physical description. : xxxii, 683 p : ill ; 24cm. Subject: Thompson, Hunter S. - Correspondence. Journalism. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Signed copy on a mounted plate.

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      Some letters have old paper-clip rust marks or indents but generally. they are in nearly fine to fine condition. (#134673). The archive consists of 180 typed letters signed (TLSs) and 23 autograph letters and notes signed (ALSs and ANSs) from Aickman to McCauley, plus 28 other letters (copies) from or to others. Most of the letters are written on A5 personal letterhead, with a half-dozen on A4 corporate letterhead: almost 400 pages in all. A detailed calendar is available on request. In the period of the 1950s-1970s, Aickman produced half a dozen collections of "strange stories," as he called them: deliberately inconclusive tales, suggestive of "a supernatural danger lurking on the edge of consciousness," as Gary Crawford explains in Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 1-2. "Aickman's entire body of short fiction expresses a coherent vision and philosophy: man is trapped in a vortex of subtle, symbolic terror, a victim of forces within himself over which he has no control. Aickman's work is haunting and poetic, and he was surely one of the last masters of the English ghost story." - ibid. Other critics tend to agree. Aickman was "... perhaps the finest writer of the ghost story in the second half of the 20th century ..." - John Clute in Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 12. "In his work is a vast disparity between the well-mannered tone and the stories' actual emotional content. On the surface of things ... Aickman was a cultivated, sensitive, thoroughly English individual ... Very good horror writers often demonstrate that ordinary life can be horrific and tedious at once for the sensitive person, and one suspects it was so for Aickman." - Peter Straub, Introduction to THE WINE-DARK SEA, pp. 7-8. "Robert Aickman was largely unknown in America until the 1970s, when he gained the services of a dedicated and discerning American literary agent, Kirby McCauley. This archive shows the growth of that relationship. It starts in 1967 with a gracious reply from RA to a fan letter from KM, whose combination of warm praise and critical acuity represented 'the exact amalgam that every artist wants, needs, and, lacking, dies ...' (30 Sep 1967) Their friendship grew slowly over the next few years before there was any discussion of business between them. The early letters in particular document the discovery of each other's taste in literature, film, politics, etc. and they are richly detailed. Aickman's own skill as a critic emerges clearly. As he points out, he had worked as a film and theater critic, as well as editor of the first eight volumes of the annual Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories. Aickman belongs in the same tradition of author-critic (before these roles bifurcated in modern times) that includes Johnson, Coleridge and T. S. Eliot. Though not of their same stature, he strikes one as very well-read indeed, especially in regard to continental writers. Among twentieth-century author-critics of supernatural fiction, Aickman was probably the most cultured and critically acute. What's also impressive is the ease with which KM followed suit. Aickman's letters show no trace of condescension. His judgments are always interesting and often surprising. As with many Brits, his knowledge of American writers was somewhat parochial, but Russell Kirk's THE SURLY SULLEN BELL, was 'quite simply, the best collection of new stories by a single writer that I have read for at least twenty years, and perhaps much more.' (10 June 1969) In the course of their getting to know and trust each other, it became apparent that the American representative of Herbert van Thal (RA's English agent, whom he liked very much) was not up to his task, and in the early 1970s, Kirby began making some modest sales for RA in the US magazine market. Soon there were negotiations with August Derleth for an Arkham House collection. After this point much of the correspondence is taken up with details of literary agency, showing us another side of Aickman as a careful and prudent businessman. Aickman acknowledged Kirby's salesmanship skills as graciously as he acknowledged his critical acumen. He finally turned down Derleth's offer. 'I can well believe that Derleth is in no position to pay more, but that of course does but further reduce the attractions of being linked with him commercially.' (19 April 1971) KM eventually landed better deals with Scribners. Many of the letters are loaded with nuggets of substantive literary interest and tidbits of gossip. Aickman's critical observations cover dozens of writers, film directors and actors, composers, styles and movements. This archive offers a precious resource for scholars of this vital figure of twentieth-century literature." - Robert Eldridge.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Sonnets to Orpheus. With woodcuts by BALTHUS

      NY: The Limited Editions Club, 1997, first Balthus edition, one of 300 copies, numbered and signed by the Balthus on the justification page; text by Rilke ill'd with 2 original multi-color woodcuts by Balthus, printed by Keiji Shinohara on hand-moulded paper. Bound by Carol Joyce in goatskin-backed linen over boards; housed in a handsome tan linen clamshell box with an onlaid leather title label on spine. Overall size 17.75 x 14 in. (44 x 35 cm), in new condition; the LEC Letter laid-in.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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      Commercial Lithography. Fine with no dust jacket. 1997. First Edition. Print. Art; Commercial lithography ; 22 x 28; 1 pages; : Houston Grand Opera (Madame Butterfly) Artist: Maurice SendakMedium: Commercial lithographyYear: 1997Dimensions: Unframed, measures 22" by 28"Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981) , which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives." Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975) , the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981) , the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999) , the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour) , the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002) , Brandywine River Museum (2003) , and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006). This is an original full-color poster for Puccini’s famous opera, designed as a generic poster celebrating the new HGO season which featured Mr. Sendak’s own production of Hansel And Gretel. The actual sets and costumes for Butterfly were prepared by a different designer. The work (Hanrahan C29) is in excellent condition, signed to the right, under the illustration. It should be noted that this Sendak poster comes directly from the artist's own archive. On heavy paper . Red objects in the picture are positioning magnets. .

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        Shakespeare's Sonnets

      San Francisco: Arion Press, 1997. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. 8vo. 18 of 200 numbered copies. Introduced and edited by Helen Vendler Vendler, an English professor at Harvard University, who has extensively studied Shakespeare's sonnets and has recently published a book "The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets" which analyzes each of his poems. The Arion Press's new printing of the sonnets features Vendler's modernized version of the sonnets with new spellings and punctuation. Originally Vendler's book (published by the Harvard University Press) was issued along with this limited edition Arion press book. The intention was for readers to learn more about Shakespeare's Sonnets by reading the Harvard Press book while also being able to enjoy a more sumptious production of the sonnets. This handsome volume is bound in half brown goatskin with brocade cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Housed in a tan paper and brocade cloth slipcase with paper label to spine panel. Contains 154 sonnets with an index of first lines. 197 pages. Beautifully printed in black and red on German Hahnemuhle paper . Includes laid-in prospectus. PRI/031607. Fine.

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        Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

      London: Bloomsbury,, 1997. Octavo (193 × 123 mm). Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery, the spine and front cover in orange-red morocco, the back cover in purple morocco; spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in two compartments and dated at foot, other compartments ruled around in gilt with stars in corners; the front cover with a central panel in variously coloured onlays after the original cover design, titles and author's facsimile signature in gilt; the back cover ruled around in gilt and with central figure of the young Dumbledore in variously coloured onlays, with gold and silver stars; ivory moiré silk doublures and endpapers; edges silver with hologram stars. A fine copy. True first edition, first printing, with all the requisite points: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, copyright Joanne Rowling, and (a lesser known but crucial point to the first printing), the list of equipment on p. 53 with "1 wand" appearing twice in the list. The first and rarest of the Harry Potter books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone

      Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone first printing first edition paperback 1997 by Bloomsbury. Printing error on page 53 list shows "1 wand" twice. ISBN 0747532745, typeset number 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.Wendy Cooling critic on front cover There is an nscription inside book "To Mike" and signed J K Rowling (no COA). The book is in very good plus condition externally and internally. A very rare and scarce book to find especially in this condition.

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      Orlando: Harcourt, 1997.. First American edition of the author's novel on the order of Camus' "The Plague". Octavo. Original boards with titles to the spine in silver. Signed and dated by Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket. In awarding the Nobel Prize to the author, the committee gave this citation, "who with parables sustained by imagination, compassion and irony continually enables us once again to apprehend an elusory reality". Certainly with this novel in mind. Made into the film bearing the same name directed by Fernando Meirelles and starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo.

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        "HUNTER, THE PATRIOTIC PRIMATE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print

      (Lexington, Ky:: Petro III Graphics). 1997. First edition. One of 9 SIGNED, numbered copies. 38" x 50" three-color silkscreen with hand-applied color pencil. Each print is unique. Fine.

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        Mexico City

      New York: Norton, 1997.. First Edition of the photographer's work of Mexico City; which she first visited in 1941. Large quarto. Signed by Helen Levitt on the title page. Also signed by the historian James Oles who contributed the essay to this volume. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket.

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        Helen Levitt: Mexico City (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Doubletake & W. W. Norton, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Limitied edition of only 200 numbered copies. Essay by James Oles. A collection of black and white images all taken in Mexico. While this is a lesser known body of work than her street scenes in New York they are equally beautiful. A very fine copy in a fine dust jacket and slipcase. Signed and numbered by Levitt on the limitation page.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      Routledge, 1997. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6 Volumes set in slipcase. Burgundy cloth in slipcase. A patch of small white circular marks on left board of slipcase about 11mm x 7mm, otherwise the odd mark and minor sign of wear. Still VG. A reprint of the 1777 edition. 4100 pages. The slip case sides bow out about 5mm. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

      [Bookseller: M Godding Ltd]
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        The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, 2 volume set Vol. 1, Text ; Vol. 2, Plates, Catalogue Raisonne, Bibliographies

      New York: Delano Greenidge. 1997. Third edition, revised and expanded. Hardcover. Near Fine. Third edition, revised and expanded. 2 volume set in slipcase. Published 1997. Hardcover, small folio, black cloth. Volume 1: 267 pp. Near Fine copy in like dust jacket. Last 100 page show faint creasing to upper, outer corner; otherwise a Fine copy. Dust jacket shows minor edge and cornerwear. Volume 2: 973 pp. Very Good+ copy in Near Fine jacket. Corner creasing to upper, outer corner of first 100 pages; front inner hinge starting, but binding is solid and sound. DJ shows minimal signs of handling or use. At the top of the slipcase one of the edges has split, but slipcase is still solid and sturdy. An uncommon item.

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        I Want to Spend the Rest of My Life everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now.

      London, Booth-Clibborn Edt., 1997. 334 pp. Profousely illustrated in colours with 700 illustrations incl. Pop-ups, die-cuts, Fold-outs, transparencies, moveable plates and the original poster. Bound in red cloth with blind-stamped inscription on frontboard. In orig. dustjacket.. Blindstamped inscription on front board: "Biochemicals Organic Compounds for Research and Diagnostic Reagents". Dustjacket with little wear (small tear on back and here and there a little scratched).The first 3 pp. has marks after waterdamage. Otherwise fine and complete. A masterpiece on Damien Hirst´s work.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        I Want to Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now (1st edition hardback, with inserts, poster and Booth-Clibborn poster for book)

      Booth-Clibborn, 1997. First Edition. Book Condition: Near Fine Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. ~~With original poster for book and all inserts~~Nr Fine/Nr Fine 1st impression 1st edition absolutely monumental 1997 Booth-Clibborn hardback, unclipped DJ with all inserts, acetates, sticker sheet and poster, as well as unique publicity poster for book. Superb original very large format edition of this insightful amalgam from Hirst, part memoir, part book/coffee table installation! Minor edge rubbing to DJ, small tape-repaired tear to rear of DJ, else near Fine and bright throughout. Will be packed with great care, and sent Airmail without extra postage charges. IMMEDIATE DISPATCH WORLDWIDE Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 1873968442. ISBN/EAN: 9781873968444. Inventory No: 029141.

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        H.M. Bark Endeavour : Her Place in Australian History : With an Account of Her Construction, Crew and Equipment and a Narrative of Her Voyage on the East Coast of New Holland in the Year 1770

      Melbourne: Miegunyah Press [0-522-84716-1] 1997, 2nd . (Hardcover in slipcase) xi, 467 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Text red cloth with gilt title on spine, Map box containing 15 folded plans of the Bark Endeavour both in a red slip case. Large quarto. Text has black and white plans, sketches, maps and diagrams in text. Second series of 1000 copies several of which numbered #13!. Writing for the layperson and mariner alike, the author sets out to re-create the experience of being aboard 'Endeavour' Through some twenty odd years of meticulous research he reveals what she looked like, how she sailed and what daily life would have been like for those on board..

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        The Hobbit *Signed Alan Lee Deluxe Ltd. Ed.*

      London: Harper Collins, 1997. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Leather. Alan Lee. Signed by Illustrator. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 1997 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original publication of The Hobbit. This Edition is Quarter bound in Burgundy leather and cloth, housed in the publisher's original burgundy clothbound slipcase. Number 514 of a Limited Edition of only 600, specially bound and Slipcased by the publisher to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first publication of "The Hobbit". Signed by the renowned artist, Alan Lee. Gilt title, gilded page edges, and gilt image of Smaug on the book and slipcase. A stunningly beautiful and scarce edition in Near Fine Condition. Digital photo's 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. Matched in size and style with the Limited/Numbered Editions by Harper Collins, of the "Silmarillion" and "Lord of the Rings" Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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