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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        ARCHIVE OF 203 LETTERS (TLSs and ALSs) TO HIS AMERICAN LITERARY AGENT, KIRBY McCAULEY, WRITTEN BETWEEN 1967 AND 1981

      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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        HOUSTON GRAND OPERA (MADAME BUTTERFLY) SENDAK LITHOGRAPH SIGNED!

      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. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions]
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        Blindness

      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.

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

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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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.

      [Bookseller: 84 Charing Cross Road Books]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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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        ULYSSES

      The Lilliput Press Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 1997. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Copy #297. Edited with a Preface by Danis Rose. Introduction by John Banville. Cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine in cloth-covered slipcase. Satin pagemarker. Issued without dustjacket. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine slipcase. The first edition of this title produced in Ireland. First Thus. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition. The images are of the book described and not a stock photo.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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        Elephant Folio

      [Milwaukee, WI. 1997]. One of 10 copies, all on Strathmore, each signed and numbered by the artist / author, JoAnna Poehlmann. Page size: 8-1/4 x 6-1/4"; 34pp; double fold sheets, hand lettered in ink and rubber stamps, with collaged color copies of post cards, stamps, playing cards, and other ephemera. Bound: "Leathac" Japanese paper over boards, concertina style, with gray grosgrain ribbons ties, fine. An homage to the elephant, with wonderful quotes, such as, "Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant. The only harmless great thing." See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        The Great Mystery

      American Indian Mystery Press 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.

      [Bookseller: Lux Mentis, Booksellers ]
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        The Subtle Knife.

      (London): Scholastic Press (1997).. First edition, 8vo, (viii), 341, (1) pp. Signed by the Author on the title page. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, a fine copy. The second book in the His Dark Materials series.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Three Poems from Les Fleurs du Mal / The Flowers of Evil

      The Limited Editions Club. New York. The Limited Editions Club. 1997. Bound in full crimson cloth with imprinted paper label laid-on to Front Cover. Matching Suede-lined Solander box with imprinted black titles to spine. Large Square Folio. 16.25" x 15 inches. This Edition Limited to only 300 numbered copies of which this is #142. Boldly signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson to Colophon. LEC Letter laid-in. Illustrated with four spectacular full-page photogravure prints, printed on hand- made paper by Cartier-Bresson and selected by him especially for this Edition. Cartier-Bresson's only published nude studies to date. Spine of Box mildly and evenly sunned with a tiny, short scratch. Small patch of mild sunning to top front cover of Box. A Very Fine, Pristine, apparently unread copy of this most rare and exquisite production in a Near Fine+ Box.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB ]
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