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        Dictionnaire du Monde Rural. Les mots du passé.

      1 vol. fort in-8 reliure pleine toile verte éditeur sous jaquette illustrée, sous étui illustré, Fayard, Paris, 1997, 1766 pp. Bon état (jaquette lég. frottée en coiffe sup.). Rare exemplaire de la première édition. Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        Le Metamorfosi

      Matita, acquerello e carboncino su carta cm 53x63 Ottimo (Fine)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Antico Angelus

      Castiglioni & Corubolo - La Chimerea Officina 1997 Quaderno di poesie con 16 litografie originali a piena pagina, di Giovanni Meloni, ritoccate a mano dall'Artista con collage, pastello e cera (cm 27x19) 8vo pp. 40 ril mezza pergamena, astuccio Ottimo (Fine)

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        United States Patents Quarterly 2d series. Vols. 1 to 43 (1987-1997)

      1997. United States Patents Quarterly 2d. Volumes 1 to 43 (1987-1997) [with] Cumulative Digest Index volume 1-20, in 1 book. Together 44 books. Ex-private law library without stamps or labels. Very good condition. Publisher's Price USD 2,250.* Premier research tool on Intellectual Property law and indispensable in a patent library. Unique in that it prints many "manuscript" decisions which are nowhere else published. These Patent Office decisions are not printed in the Commissioner's decisions, but are often referred to by the examiners. The publisher is permanently out-of-print of 17 volumes of this title.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ]
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        Storia del mondo moderno

      Garzanti Editore 1997 A cura di Cambridge University Press. Collezione Maggiore. - in 8° - pp.900 circa a volume - Tela con sovracopertina e custodia - 12 volumi - Numerose illustrazioni nel testo in bianco nero e tavole a colori fuori testo. - Stato di nuovo. - L'Opera è così suddivisa: I: Il Rinascimento, II: La Riforma, III: La Controriforma e la rivoluzione dei prezzi, IV: La decadenza della Spagna e la Guerra dei Trent'anni, V: La supremazia della Francia, VI: L'ascesa della Gran Bretagna e della Russia, VII: Il vecchio regime, VIII: Le rivoluzioni d'America e di Francia, IX: Le guerre napoleoniche e la Restaurazione, X: Il culmine della potenza europea, XI: L'espansione coloniale e i problemi sociali, XII: I grandi conflitti mondiali.

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        His Dark Materials II: The Subtle Knife (Signed)

      London: Scholastic , 1997. First edition, first printing.. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. 8vo. Publisher's deep green cloth-textured paper, gilt titles on spine and upper board. Cover Illustration by David Scutt. A fine copy with just a trace of soil on the top edge. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped and is fine. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "With my best wishes, to Lucie...". The middle volume of the Dark Materials trilogy.

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        Due Considerations: Essays and Criticisms - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. 1997. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0307266400 . A most beautiful First Edition/First Printing in unread Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket. This copy is signed by author John Updike directly on the title page; This collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies and continues on to essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and books, poker, cars, and the American libido. The last, informal section of the book contains more or less autobiographical pieces-reminiscences, friendly forewords, comments on the author's own recent works, responses to probing questions .

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        Both Signed by George W. Bush: An actual block of stone removed from the Texas State Capitol building in Austin and a letter of transmittal, each signed by Texas Governor George W. Bush

      Comprises: (1) Typed Letter Signed ìGeorge W. Bushî as Governor of Texas, 1p, 8.5î x 11î. Austin, April 13, 1997. To Tommy Bell, Baytown, Texas. In part, ìUnder separate cover I am sending you a signed block of stone which was removed from the State Capitol building during the renovation projectÃ?î Fine condition. (2) Block of stone, 4î x 3.25î x 0.75î. Bronze plaque engraved: ìStone Removed from the / Texas State Capitol / building / during 1990s renovation.î Boldly signed in black beneath plaque: ìGeorge W. Bush.î Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        The Great Mystery

      American Indian Mystery Press, 1997. First Edition/Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine in Fine Archival Case. Tight, bright and unmarred. Full Japanese linen cloth, black Niger goatskin label, gilt and scarlet lettering; matching tray case. 4to. np. Illus. (color plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 25 of 60. Twenty-three color printed etchings by Bogardus. Text printed by Arthur Larson, Horton Tank Graphics. Bound by Gray Parrot. "The Great Mystery is a collaboration between the artist Peter Bogardus, who made the etchings, and Russell Means, who composed a handwritten text that was been relief-printed. The initial concept for the project occurred during a visit by the artist to the Oglala Lakota Indian Reservation at Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Allowed access to tribal archives, Mr. Bogardus was able to study many original photographic references. The iconography in these ancient images of the then still free Plains peoples provided inspiration for the etchings. At the same time the reality of late 20th century reservation life served to temper any tendency to romanticize the past. Thus the etchings are a vehicle for revisiting history while the text by Russell Means connects this history to the present, the "now time". Mr. Means is an Oglala Lakota and one of the founders of the American Indian Movement; he has been instrumental in activating pride among his people and awareness of their condition among the people of the larger US society and beyond. He is renowned as an orator. His captions to the etchings are contemporary responses to the history of his peoples' contact with those who came from Europe. The extended prose is based on a traditional prayer on the horizon at dawn. The Great Mystery is one name for the Creator.

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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 Editions, 1997 1873968442.. First edition, first printing of this substantial 334pp, 34x30cm work with all parts present and complete, including the stickers, acetate sheets and poster and without any indication wear or use. Book is Fine in red leatherette boards, with small neat reinforcement of internal hinge. Dust jacket is similarly Fine.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      Routledge 1997. 041516320X 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo). 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 Hardcover Very Good. Dust Jacket Very Good

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      Gonfalon Press (np): Gonfalon Press, 1997. First edition, limited to 110 numbered copies signed by Vonnegut and artists Michael Fallon. Typefaces by Michael Bixby on handmade paper with woodblock illustrations. Issued without dustjacket. One page with short edge wrinkle; otherwise, an unread copy in Fine condition.The image is of the actual book described and not a stock photo.

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        West Bay. Photographs Martin Parr. Poems by eight contemporary poets.

      43x32,5 cm. 59 n.n. S. mit 24 montierten Reproduktionen nach Farbfotos. Originalleinwandband in Schuber. Erste Ausgabe. - 1/225 im Druckvermerk numerierten und signierten Exemplare (nach 25 Ex. mit einem C-Print). - Eine der gelungesten Fotoarbeiten der letzten Jahre, "very british" zeigen, die Bilder Alltagsszenen aus südenglischen Badestationen. Begleitet von Texten von Philip Gross, Ferguson Allen, Kate Clanchy, Rogert McGough, Alice Oswald, Sophie Hannah, Vicki Raymond, Geoffrey Hoare. Mit einem Vorwort des Herausgebers Jonathan Stephenson der auch die Typographie und den umwerfend schönen Leinenband aus mehrfarbigem Liegestuhlstoff gestaltete.- Neu. [4 Warenabbildungen bei]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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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.

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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.

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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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        A Showing of Weimaraner. Being Specimens of Letters, Numbers and Punctuation of an original and extraordinary letterform created by William Wegman. Assisted by the beautiful Fay Ray, her lovely daughters, Battina and Crooky and her son, the noble Chundo, Heirs to the fame of Man Ray, the dog

      Thornwillow Press (New York): Thornwillow Press. 1997. First. First edition. Oblong elephant folio. With three original photogravures. Paper portfolio with ribbon ties, full black felt-lined linen clamshell box. Slight stain on the clamshell box, perhaps from the sizing used on the cloth covering it, else fine. Limited to 100 numbered copies with each photogravure numbered and Signed by Wegman. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Madonna of the Future

      1997. One of 250 Copies Signed By and With a Photogravure by Jim Dine[ARION PRESS]. JAMES, Henry. DINE, Jim (photographer). The Madonna of the Future. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1997. Limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by Jim Dine, this being copy number 180. Quarto (12 1/4 x 8 3/4 in; 311 x 220 mm). 67, (1, colophon) pp. One photogravure by Jim Dine.Publisher's cloth. As new.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. ]
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      Knopf NY: Knopf, 1997. First US edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "97" by Garcia Marquez on the title page. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. The images are of the book described and not stock photosa.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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 .

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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)

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        Study of a Bluegill Sunfish, Spring Island, SC

      South Carolina 1997 South Carolina, 1997. Watercolor on paper. Framed. Fine

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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