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        MILANO E LA CRISI DI FINE SECOLO (1896 - 1900)

      Milano, Unicopli, 1998. In-8, brossura, pp. XIII,481. In buono stato (good copy).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        The Pencil Book

      Kliczkowski Publisher / Asppan, Madrid 1998 - First edition, 1998. Very slim but tall pencil-shaped softcover, illustrated, clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy, light wear to the tips. Text in Spanish, English, French and German. Rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Personal Memoirs

      Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1998. Hardcover. New. Size=6."x9.5. COLOR Frontispiece. (full book description) Easton Press, Norwalk, CT, 1998. Collector's Ed. NEW, Leatherbound, DJ Not Issued. Size=6."x9.5", 608pgs(Index). COLOR Frontispiece. Brand New Copy. Clean, very very tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, etc. Unread and unopened due to its tightness. Black leather with 4 raised spine ribs, gold gilt letters & cover decorations, all around page end gold gilt, attached tan satin page marker & brown moire endpapers. Editedwith Notes and an Introduction by E.B. Long. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller]
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        Klemantaski & Aston Martin 1948-1959

      [Milan]: Automobilia, 1998. First Edition, One of 200, this being #CLXXXIV, signed by Chris Nixon and Louis Klemantaski. Illustrated with photographs by Louis Klemantaski. 167 pp. Oblong folio. Full green calf,fine in slipcase. Klemantaski, Louis. First Edition, One of 200, this being #CLXXXIV, signed by Chris Nixon and Louis Klemantaski. Illustrated with photographs by Louis Klemantaski. 167 pp. Oblong folio. Klemantaski (1912-2001) was considered the greatest motor racing photographer of all times who was born to adventurous Polish-English father in Manchuria. Here he chronicles the Aston Martin classics.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The New Wolves

      [New York]: Lyons Press, 1998. Deluxe edition. ONE OF 10 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY BASS & NICK LYONS. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarter black Nigerian goatskin, titled in gilt. Fine in matching cloth slipcase with gilt-lettered cover-label. Light wear. Deluxe edition. ONE OF 10 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY BASS & NICK LYONS. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 10 Copies, Specially Bound and Signed.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Vampire Armand

      B. E. Trice Publishing, New Orleans 1998 - [Still sealed] Slipcased. Limited First Edition. #85 of 250 signed and numbered copies. Signed by the Author. The Vampire Chronicles Book Six. Book Condition: As New: A beautiful sharp tight unopened slipcased signed copy. Still sealed in the publisher's original shrink-wrap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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        Birthday Letters

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1998. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth-backed blue boards, titles to spine gilt on black, yellow endpapers. A fine copy. Signed limited edition. Number 232 of 310 copies signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Süddeutsche Pflanzengesellschaften (1992-1998): Süddeutsche Pflanzengesellschaften, 4 Tle. in 5 Bdn., Tl.1, Felsgesellschaften und Mauergesellschaften, alpine Fluren, Wassergesellschaften von Erich Oberdorfer (Herausgeber)

      Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 1998. Auflage: 4. Softcover. Süddeutsche Pflanzengesellschaften (1992-1998): Süddeutsche Pflanzengesellschaften, 4 Tle. in 5 Bdn., Tl.1, Felsgesellschaften und Mauergesellschaften, alpine Fluren, Wassergesellschaften von Erich Oberdorfer (Herausgeber) Süddeutsche Pflanzengesellschaften (1992-1998): Süddeutsche Pflanzengesellschaften, 4 Tle. in 5 Bdn., Tl.1, Felsgesellschaften und Mauergesellschaften, alpine Fluren, Wassergesellschaften von Erich Oberdorfer (Herausgeber)

      [Bookseller: Lars Lutzer]
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        Timber

      New York and Melbourne : Raphael Fodde Editions, 1998. Folio, 515mm tall, spraypainted hessian over boards, pp. 34, five folded sections of eight leaves, with two linocuts by Inge King, two lithographs by Graeme King, and two etchings by Bruno Leti, each signed and numbered, a fine example. A magnificent large format artist's book with contributions by some of Australia's most significant contemporary artists. The colophon reads: 'Timber by Chris Wallace-Crabbe was written in Melbourne, Australia, and designed by Noah Ross in New York. Raphael Fodde printed the text in his Officina in Woodmere, New York and at the Canberra School of Arts. The linocuts by Inge King were printed by Raphael Fodde in the studios of the Art Department at Brooklyn College. Graeme King pulled his lithographs in Warrandyte, Victoria. Bruno Leti printed his etchings, engravings, and monotypes on his press in Melbourne. This edition of 45 copies as printed on Magnani paper and signed by the poet and the artists. August 1998'.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        American Psycho.

      London: Picador, 1998 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, blue endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent bright copy in the jacket with slight creasing to spine ends. First UK hardback edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Paul, best wishes, Bret Easton Ellis". First published in the US and UK in wrappers in 1991. An uncommon book signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Das Berliner Stundenbuch der Maria von Burgund und Kaiser Maximilians. Handschrift 78 B 12 im Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Kommentarband von Eberhard König.

      Lachen, Coron 1998. - Kl.-8° (Faksimile) und 4° (Kommentarband), 365 Blatt mit reichem Buchschmuck und 27 Miniaturen; 182 Seiten (Kommentar). Roter Samteinband mit vergoldeter Silberschließe in schwarzer Leder-Schatulle zusammen mit dem leinengebundenen Kommentarband, ohne die Kassette. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Nonnenmacher]
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        Sonette. Mit farbigen Original-Radierungen von Helge Leiberg. Auf dem Vorsatzblatt eine gewidmete Originalzeichbung von Leiberg.

      Zug / München, Prospero Presse, 1998 - ca 68 nn Seiten, Fadenheftung, farbige Vorsatzblätter. " Dieser Druck erscheint in einer einmaligen Auflage von 77 Exemplaren.Die Exemplare der Ausgabe B sind vonn 11 bis 70 numeriert.Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 25" (aus Impressum. Darunter von Leiberg signiert. 3. Druck der Presse. Handsatz. Bleisatz und Druck: Harald Weller, Berlin. Papier: 230 Gramm Ecus Francisco. Farbhochdrucke: Peter Rensch, Berlin. Druck der Radierungen: Winfried Henkel, Viernau. Bindearbeiten: Sabine Nerlinger. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Mit der Zeichnung ein Unikat. Beeindruckender PressendruckFine copy with an original drawing by Leiberg. Limited for 77 copies. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 ca 41x30 cm, bedruckter OLeinenband in OSchuber, [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schröter -Uta-Janine Störmer]
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        In the studio. Original lithographs by Jan Senbergs

      Melbourne : Zimmer Editions and Townsville : Lyre Bird Press, 1998. Folio, full blind-embossed cloth binding by Norbert Herold with pictorial inlay, dustjacket lacking, unpaginated, essay by Jenny Zimmer, two folding lithographs of Senbergs' studio, printed by John Robinson. Numbered 29 of 30 copies signed and numbered by the artist.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        American Psycho -- First Hardcover (British) Edition Signed

      Picador, 1998. First Hardcover Edition (first printing). The fourth novel by the author of LESS THAN ZERO, the shocking story of a psychopath who works during the day making a fortune on Wall Street. Due to the controversial and violent nature of the book, the contracted hardcover was dropped by Simon & Schuster and so the first US printing was issued in paperback by Vintage Press -- making this UK edition the first hardcover. Fine/Fine but for very slight bowing to the boards. Signed and dated 6-16-11 by Ellis on the title page. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Sculptures from the Southwest Palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh; Two volume set

      British Museum Press, 1998. Hard Cover. near fine/fine. Volume 1 (Text) 159pp Volume II: (Plates) . Volume I includes 10 line illustrations Vol. II includes 521 pages of black and white plates. Both volumes in dust jackets and in slipcase. Volume 1 has some pencil "checks" in the bibiography section.Name and date of previous owner on front free endpapers. This is the standard resource for the study of Sennacherib's palace. This is a dense set and will require additional shipping charges on international and domestic priority orders.

      [Bookseller: Midway Used and Rare Books]
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        Im Stein. Radierungen und Steindrucke von Helge Leiberg.

      Rudolstadt, Burgart Presse / Gotha, Edition Balance, 1998. 40 nn fadengeheftete Seiten, 43,5x30 cm, OHalb-Leder im OPappschuber, hier Auflage B (31-100): insgesamt 100 nummerierte Exemplare. Vorliegend Nummer 100. Druck in der Handpresse: Harald Weller. Steindrucke: Tabor Presse Berlin. Druck der Radierungen: Winfried Henkel, Viemau. Druck auf BFK Rives Bütten. Buchgestaltung: Atelier Buchkunst der Edition Balance. Das Buch entstand in gemeinsamer Arbeit der burgart-presse, Jens Henkel (19. Druck) und der Edition Balance Henry Günther (11. Druck). Im Impressum von Wolf und Leiberg mit Bleistift signiert. Schönes Exemplar. Fine copy. Signed by the artist and the author. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Originalgraphik, Leiberg, Prosa, Bibliophil, signed, Signature, limited

      [Bookseller: AS - Antiquariat Schröter]
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        Harry Potter Complete Seven Volume Set of First American Editions: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Years 1-7)

      Complete in seven hardcover volumes, this is the series that became a publishing and film phenomenon, creating a new generation of ravenous readers at a time when reading was becoming an endangered hobby. It has also increased the interest in book collecting: collectible editions of Rowling's works continue to command high prices, and if the success of spin-off books, feature films, Pottermore, and Harry Potter themed attractions is any indication, the story of the boy who lived is a modern classic, and will remain popular for many generations.Keywords: CHILDREN FANTASY ADVENTURE SERIES JUVENILE LITERATURE First American editions of each volume. Volume 1 is a first printing, includes the first state jacket without 'Year 1' on the spine, and has the Guardian quote on the rear panel. Book 2 is a first printing in a second state binding with 'Year 2' on the book spine, with a first state jacket ($17.95 flap price, no 'Year 2' on spine). Volumes 3-7 are all first printings. Minor wear to corners of books 1 & 2, ink name on front endpaper of book 2, page edges of book 4 faintly smudged. Overall, a very presentable set with tight bindings and only minor cosmetic flaws. All jackets are protected under fresh archival mylar covers.An important fact to note concerning Harry Potter first editions: the points used to determine the printing, binding state, and jacket state of these books, particularly the first two in the series, are somewhat complicated. It is, therefore, relatively easy for novices to mistake later states or printings for 'the real deal', and because of this one often sees these reprints advertised as first editions. We have a generally optimistic view of humanity, and expect that the majority of these sellers are simply victims of their own misapprehension. In any event, we would recommend treading with caution and, ideally, consult with a professional bookseller before making a deal that seems too good to be true. We are happy to answer your inquiries about the edition points of these books so you can make your purchase decision with confidence. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Press, 1998. First Edition. Collectible; Like New/Near Fine. Grandpre, Mary.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        FRANCESCO FRANCIA E LA SUA SCUOLA

      BPM, BANCA AGRICOLA MANTOVANA, 1998. ITALIANO 2,46 Appendice documentaria di Carlo Giovannini, pagine con numerose illustrazioni a colori ed in nero nei testi e fuori testo ed in buonissimo stato di conservazione, lieve ingiallimento dei bordi, testi a 3 colonne, guardie e controguardie illustrate, coperta editoriale cartonata, con titoli bianchi al piatto ed al dorso, sovraccoperta illustrata e con minimo strappetto alla cima USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        ARTURO MARTINI CATALOGO RAGIONATO DELLE SCULTURE

      Vicenza, Neri Pozza, 1998. Leg. ed. sov. (29X25) pp. 440. Con 605 tavv. b/n. Come nuovo

      [Bookseller: Libreria Menabò]
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        Collezinare Orologi da Polso Rolex Collecting Wristwatches Text in Italienisch und Englisch

      1998. 1998. Hardcover. Collezinare Orologi da Polso Rolex. Collecting Wristwatches. Text in Italienisch und Englisch. Collezinare Orologi da Polso Rolex. Collecting Wristwatches. Text in Italienisch und Englisch.

      [Bookseller: Lars Lutzer]
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        SMITTY'S COCKS

      Easthampton: Warwick Press, 1998. First edition, limited to 200 copies designed, letterpress printed and handbound by Carol J. Blinn. 27 pp (18 pp printed). 12mo. Eight tipped-in woodengravings and one original framing label printed by Harold McGrath. Signed by Baskin, Blinn and Perry Smith on the limitation page and by McGrath on the page with framing label. Publisher's announcemwnt material laid. Additionally, a holograph note by Blinn on a Warwick Press 2x2 inch note card is laid in. "Good news, -! I just received a new poem from Peter Fallon which I will publish in late fall (I hope!) Trust you are well & busy - All best, Carol." In original unmarked envelope that has a tear. All else in Fine condition. The image is of the actual book described and not a stock photograph.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane (#99 / 1050) (Signed) (Limited Edition)

      Wandering Star, London, 1998. Hard Cover. New/New. Gary Gianni. DELUXE NUMBERED EDITION (#99 / 1050 copies) SIGNED by Gary Gianni with embossed slipcased cover, CD and wraparound dust jacket. First Edition. Award winning artist Gary Gianni spent a whole year illustrating the extraordinary adventures of Robert E Howard's most compelling hero, Solomon Kane. Gary's action-packed fine line work and stunning paintings grace hundreds of pages of Howard's dynamic text. A DELUXE edition produced for the world's best book collections using the very finest materials and the utmost care. LIMITED FIRST EDITION (1050 copies), and individually SIGNED by Gary Gianni and NUMBERED. Includes over 200 drawings and 7 paintings with an embossed slip cased cover, a folder with an extra set of plates plus a CD of the 'Homecoming' poem set to music. Part Colour illustrations. 7" x 10" (172mm x 245mm). Slipcase. Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Print Matters]
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        Bibliography of Early American Law. (BEAL) 7 Vols

      1998. 7 books (6 volumes & 2003 Bound Supplement). 7 books (6 volumes & 2003 Bound Supplement). Cohen, Morris L. Bibliography of Early American Law. Buffalo: William S. Hein & Co., 1998-2003. Hardcover. 7 volumes. Ex-library with stamps and location labels at foot of spines, else very good. $1,000. * The foremost Early American Legal Bibliography culminating nearly thirty-five years of research covering the period from the beginning of American history up to and including 1860. It lists and describes the monographic and trial literature on American law and American legal development, regardless of language or place of publication. It also includes works on foreign, comparative and international law if published in the United States during the crucial, formative period. There are more than 14,000 items in the bibliography, including: treatises, bibliographies, commentaries, digests, indexes of cases and statutes, formbooks, lectures, tracts, polemics, biographies, collections of cases and statutes on one subject (but not court reports or statutes in a series), trials (both civil and criminal), claims, arbitrations, constitutional conventions, catalogs of law books, crime narratives and confessions, documentary collections as well as addresses, administrative and legislative proceedings, histories, legal manuals, legislative documents (selectively) and special proceedings, and less obvious genres, such as law-related: ballads, fiction, children's books, memoirs, sermons and plays.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Atlas of Neurosurgery: Basic Approaches to Cranial and Vascular Procedures, 1e

      Churchill Livingstone. Hardcover. 0443089515 Very Good Minus; Hardcover; Light overall wear to the covers with minor scuffing around the corners; The endpapers and all text pages are clean and unmarked; The binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Large Format (Quatro, 10.75" - 11.75" tall); Dark blue covers with title in white lettering; 1998, Churchill Livingstone Publishing; 396 pages; "Atlas of Neurosurgery: Basic Approaches to Cranial and Vascular Procedures," by Fredric B. Meyer MD. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Salish Sea Books]
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        Essener und Urgemeinde in Jerusalem. Neue Funde und Quellen (TVG Studien zur biblischen Archäologie und Zeitgeschichte)

      Brunnen, 1998 - 232 Seiten Artikel stammt aus Nichtraucherhaushalt! AO5490 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 272 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fred Williams. Music Hall etchings 1954 - 1956.

      Introduction by Barry Humphries. Preface by Diana Davis. Townsville : Lyre Bird Press, 1998. Quarto, papered boards reproducing a Williams etching, in gilt-lettered clamshell box, bound by Friedhelm Pohlmann, 45 pp, images of the 53 etchings Williams produced in London between 1954 - 1956, and five original etchings by Fred Williams printed posthumously. Limited to 40 copies and 10 hors commerce.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Bibliography of Early American Law. (BEAL) 7 Vols.

      1998. 7 books (6 volumes & 2003 Bound Supplement). Cohen, Morris L. Bibliography of Early American Law. Buffalo: William S. Hein & Co., 1998-2003. Hardcover. 7 volumes. Ex-library with stamps and location labels at foot of spines, else very good. $1,000. * The foremost Early American Legal Bibliography culminating nearly thirty-five years of research covering the period from the beginning of American history up to and including 1860. It lists and describes the monographic and trial literature on American law and American legal development, regardless of language or place of publication. It also includes works on foreign, comparative and international law if published in the United States during the crucial, formative period. There are more than 14,000 items in the bibliography, including: treatises, bibliographies, commentaries, digests, indexes of cases and statutes, formbooks, lectures, tracts, polemics, biographies, collections of cases and statutes on one subject (but not court reports or statutes in a series), trials (both civil and criminal), claims, arbitrations, constitutional conventions, catalogs of law books, crime narratives and confessions, documentary collections as well as addresses, administrative and legislative proceedings, histories, legal manuals, legislative documents (selectively) and special proceedings, and less obvious genres, such as law-related: ballads, fiction, children's books, memoirs, sermons and plays.

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        A World Transformed

      Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1998 Fine in a fine dust jacket. INSCRIBED by President Bush and Brent Scowcroft; co-authors of the book, on a publisher's book plate, which is pasted down on the half-title page. Also included is an invitation to the White House Inaugural Dinner, 1989. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Original price of $30.00 printed on front flap of dust jacket.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Set of Seven Harry Potter First Editions – First USA Printings – 1998 to 2007 – Sorcerer's Stone To Deathly Hallows Arthur A. Levine Books/An Imprint of Scholastic Press

      USA: Arthur A. Levine. A set of first edition, first printings published by Arthur A. Levine Books/An Imprint of Scholastic Press between 1998 to 2007. All are near fine or better in like unclipped wrappers with some light rubbing to the book edges. A chance to obtain a full set of Harry Potter first edition, first printings, especially as the UK first edition set is virtually unobtainable given the high value of volume one. Photos are invited of this rare set.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The complete etchings of Norman Lindsay (deluxe edition)

      Sydney: Odana editions and Josef Lebovic, 1998.Quarto, gilt-lettered leather in matching slipcase, decorated endpapers, 480pp. fully illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 550 copies signed by the author and Helen Glad, Lindsay’s granddaughter, containing a limited edition facsimile etching The Artist with certificate of authenticity. The deluxe edition of the excellent catalogue raisonne of Lindsay’s etchings.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Handbook of Applied Superconductivity. (2 volume set). Vol 1: Fundamental theory, basic hardware and low-temperature science and technology. Vol. 2: Applications.

      Bristol and Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1998 - 1912, 35 S. 2 Bände, vollständiges Exemplar. Orig.-Leinen mit SU. Ehem. Bibliotheksex. mit Stempel innen. Umschläge leicht berieben, Kanten leicht bestoßen, Text sauber. Guter, gepflegter Zustand. Sprache: englisch. -- Complete 2-vol. set. Orig.-cloth binding with dust jackets. Former library book with stamps inside. Dust jackets slightly rubbed, Edges slightly bumped. Text clean. Good condition. Language: English. mbx 0750303778 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 530 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        Prag Um 1968

      1998 - Leipzig 1998, Hardcover, white boards black cloth spine in black clamshell portfolio box, Number 1 of 5 copies, 55,5 x 45,5 x 4,5cm. Texts by Alexander Dubcek, Ludv ík Vaculik and Václav Havel. Photographs by Sylvia-Marita Plath. Each section signed by contributor. 60 Original photographs mounted individually on black card with introduction handwritten in silver pen by photographer. "Impressive photo documentation of the events on 21 August 1968 in Prague and the Prague Spring. Nr. 1 of only 5 numbered copies, signed and dated by the photographer in the colophon. Three copies are today in american libraries / museums. The text is signed by the authors, including Vaclav Havel, later president of the Czech Republic. The extremely rare album documents the invasion of the Russian army in Prague 1968. The pictures were made by a then 18 year old student of the GDR It was not until 1997, when a working group for the future Museum of Contemporary History in Leipzig started to collect material on the Prague Spring that the photographer recalled her photographs. The photographer was of course not allowed to have these photographs and had no chance to publish them in the GDR. She published later photographs in 'pop books' in the GDR, like a book on the Beatles: her photographs show 'fans' of the GDR. Plath is also not known in 'DDR Frauen fotografieren', making this work extremely scarce, little known, but highly important. The Prague Spring was a period of political liberalisation in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II. It began on 5 January 1968, when reformist Alexander Dubcek was elected First Secretary of the Communist Party (KSČ), and continued until 21 August when the Soviet Union and other members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country to halt the reforms. The reforms, especially the decentralisation of administrative authority, were not received well by the Soviets, who, after failed negotiations, sent half a million Warsaw Pact troops and tanks to occupy the country. A large wave of emigration swept the nation. A spirited non-violent resistance was mounted throughout the country, involving attempted fraternizations, painting over and turning street signs (on one occasion an entire invasion force from Poland was routed back out of the country after a day's wandering), defiance of various curfews, etc. While the Soviet military had predicted that it would take four days to subdue the country the resistance held out for eight months, and was only circumvented by diplomatic stratagems." -Michael Kuhn Condition: Box, Near Fine, shows some sunning. Book is Fine with no bumps or marks, however some prints show signs of ageing [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Transformation of an Immigrant Society A Study of the Chinese of Sabah

      Asean Academic Pr Ltd, London 1998 - This history of of the Chinese in Sabah highlights the important role that the community plays in the state. Although Malaysia generally has a large Chinese population, wielding greater influence than their numbers might suggest, the Sabah Chinese are also distinctive in that they are mainly a Hakka community, have a large Christian element and have provided three chief ministers of Sabah. The community, making up less than 10% of the population there, were also responsible for a significant uprising against the Japanese occupation in what was then British North Borneo. 218 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Penang Bookshelf]
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        Hardy Brothers: the Masters, the Men and Their Reels 1873-1939 (Edition DeLuxe)

      J&J Publishing, Wembley 1998 - Full light brown calf with raised bands with gilt rules and title on green leather panel, cover double border rules and decoration in blind, marbled end sheets, all edge gilt; sewn in bookmark with actual Hardy shipping tag attached to silk; 4to; 586pp; illustrated with both color & b/w photos plus facsimiles from Hardy catalogs and correspondence; actual canceled Hardy stock certificate tipped to verso of front endpaper; dark brown plain cloth-covered slipcase with thumb pulls; limited to 125 numbered (#94) copies signed by Drewett on mounted limitation page; tipped-in at rear of book is a large (approx 22"'x30") fold-out facsimile print of the 1883 International Fisheries Exhibition diploma that was awarded to Hardy. An exhaustive and comprehensive history of the Hardy reel manufacturing company based in Alnwick which became one of the world's foremost tackle makers. Published in conjunction with the firm's 125th year of operation and no doubt the reason for the limitation number of the deluxe edition. This copy in very fine, collectible condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Foley Sporting Books]
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        Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - First Printing with the first issue wrapper

      Bloomsbury, 1998. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Bloomsbury in 1998. A fine book (one small name to the front pastedown) with one very small black spot to the foot of the page edge. In the true first issue dust wrapper (a little off-setting to the front panel) - spine a little faded. With all the first issue points included.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Results of Astronomical Observations Made During the Years 1834, 5, 6, 7, 8, at the Cape of Good Hope;

      Overview Details & Condition A rare, large-paper presentation copy of this "monumental survey of the stars" inscribed in Herschels' own hand to "The Geological Society of London by the hand of the Author" following the printed line "Presented by Algernon Duke of Northumberland to", and noted as inscribed on the printed dedication leaf following the title. Inscribed presentation copies of Herschel's atlas are extremely rare. The most recent to appear at auction was sold as part of the Haskell F. Norman collection in 1998. It was the dedication copy inscribed by Herschel to the Dowager Duchess of Northumberland, the widow of the book's recently deceased patron. One other is recorded at Sotheby's in 1980; it was inscribed to the English astronomer and telescope builder William Lassell. John Herschel, astronomer, mathematician, and inventor, was one of the most versatile and respected scientists of the mid-19th century. He was the son of William Herschel, the discoverer of Uranus, who had "pioneered the observational study of nebulous patches and star clusters" and made important contributions in understanding the size and shape of the Milky Way, the nature of nebulae, and how gravitational forces operated on star systems (ODNB). John showed himself to be a skilled mathematician and scientist at a young age, and in 1816 took up astronomy under his father's tutelage. Together they constructed a 20 foot focal length, 18.25 inch aperture reflecting telescope similar to the one that the elder Herschel had used, and John spent much of the 1820s continuing his father's search for double stars. In 1832 he published a method of calculating the orbits of gravitationally linked doubles. "This contribution, which won him a gold medal from the Royal Astronomical Society, was hailed as one of his greatest achievements, a proof of his father's 1803 determination, based on his observations of double stars, that Newton's laws of gravitational attraction rule remote stellar systems as they do our solar system" (ODNB). By the early 1830s the Herschels had thoroughly investigated the skies of the northern hemisphere, but the southern stars, with their enigmatic Magellanic Clouds and Eta Carinae nebulae, remained to be systematically searched. In 1833 John packed the telescope and moved with his young family to Cape Town, South Africa, where he spent the years between 1834 and 1837 completing and expanding upon the great work begun by his father. "He swept the whole of the southern sky, catalogued 1,707 nebulae and clusters, and listed 2,102 pairs of binary stars. He carried out star counts, on William Herschel's plan, of 68,948 stars in 3,000 sky areas" (DNB). Among the many noteworthy aspects of Herschel's efforts in South Africa, his "goal in observing and cataloguing so many thousands of nebulae and double stars systems was, like that of his father, not simply to locate nebulae and double star systems, but also to establish and record their appearance at the time of observation so that future observers could determine the degree to which these massive celestial objects change or evolve. Thus, a major legacy of the Herschels was not only to reveal the richness of the region beyond the solar system, but also to show that its objects should be seen as historical, possibly evolving entities" (ODNB). Upon his return to England in May 1838, Herschel was feted as a scientific hero, though the results of his work would take a decade to write up and publish. "By the end of 1842 he had performed without assistance the computations necessary for the publication of his Cape observations. In September 1843 the letterpress was 'fairly begun,' and after some delays the work appeared in 1847, at the cost of the Duke of Northumberland, in a large quarto volume... Besides the catalogues of nebulæ and double stars, it included profound discussions of various astronomical topics, and was enriched with over sixty exquisite engravings... For these labours he received the Copley medal in 1847, and a special testimonial from the Royal Astronomical Society in 1848" (DNB). Herschel also made significant contributions in mathematics, natural history, the philosophy of science, and the early development of photography, and he corresponded widely and generously with colleagues in all fields. He was undoubtedly one of the most accomplished and beloved scientific figures of the age. But it was these magnificent astronomical efforts which made his name and pointed the way for future generations of astronomers and cosmologists. An important and highly desirable presentation copy of this key astronomical work. Being the Completion of a Telescopic Survey of the Whole Surface of the Visible Heavens, Commenced in 1825. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. Large quarto (315 x 240 mm). Early 20th-century red cloth, titles to spine gilt. Frontispiece and 17 plates of which 4 are folding. Geological Society of London library regulations to front pastedown, small ink stamps to backs of each plate and the title, "presented to the Geological Society of London" ticket to verso of dedication leaf. A few light marks to cloth, small shelf number ticket removed from tail of spine, contents lightly toned but overall clean, a couple of unobtrusive short tears to the folding plates in the gutters with small tape repairs. A very good copy. Bibliography: Norman 1056

      [Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books]
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        The Sandberg Watch Collection.

      Geneva [Genf], Antiquorum, 1998 - 496 Seiten, 2 Blatt, 1100 Abbildungen (423 Uhren). Heavy book - international shipping cost on inquiry - [Eines von 500 Exemplar der limitierten Ausgabe] - Leder minimal berieben; Schnitte mit leichten Staubfingern, flieg. Blattvor dem Vortitel an einer Stelle mit geringen Druckspuren (Abdruck von Steinchen ?), sonst und insgesamt sauber und solide. - Gutes Exemplar. ----- Die Sandberg-Uhren-Sammlung [Michael Lord Sandberg] bestand aus 423 Uhren feinster Qualität, mit komplizierten und astronomischen Zeitmessern, so unter anderem: emaillierte Uhren für den chinesischen Markt, fein emallierte Singvogel-Boxen, erotische Uhren usw. "Sandberg Watch Collection Grosses $13 Million in Geneva – Antiquorum’s sale of "The Sandberg Watch Collection", held March 31 and April 1 2001reached $13,085,265. The sum represents offerings that were 200 percent sold by value and 91 percent by lot." (Quelle: antiquesandthearts, Internet). - ca. 30x40cm, mehr als 1000 exzellente Farbabbildungen. - In englischer Sprache. IS: 2940019223 ****An unsere Kunden in Deutschland: Versand nach Deutschland zweimal in der Woche ab Freilassing mit der Deutschen Post. Unsere Rechnungen an deutsche Kunden enthalten deutsche Umsatzsteuer!***Urlaub vom 27.06. - 07.07.2017*** - Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 7000 2° (ca. 40 x 31 cm), golrdeprägtes, grünes Original-Halbleder in Original-Schuber (Milano, Codina) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: COTTAGE Antiquariat - anbu.at]
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        Erfahrungen.

      Frankfurt, Societäts-Vlg., 1998. - 8°. 125 S., 1 nn. Bl. Ledereinband m. Deckelvergoldung in Leder-Kassette. Anlässlich des 90sten Geburtstages des Autors gefertigter Einband von Helmuth Halbach, Königstein. - Hellbraune Leder-Kassette mit goldgeprägtem Titel an der Stirnseite, innen mit hellblauem Wildleder ausgeschlagen, in Vertiefung die Original-Prägestempel für den Titel eingelassen, signiert. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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        CIVIL WAR A NARRATIVE, VOL 1, 2, 3

      Norwalk Connecticut: Easton Press. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Siamese hymnal.Phetchaburi (in Thailand), Samuel Gamble McFarland, 1876. 8vo. With Western round-head letterpress music notation. Set in Thai type with incidental roman. This copy with the letterpress presentation slip on blue paper tipped in (from McFarland and his wife), for people who contributed to the project. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, probably bound for presentation.

      Cf. KVK & WorldCat (4 copies of the 2nd issue); not in Cordier, Indosinica; for the history of the presses: J.F. Coakley, “Printing offices of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions ...”, in: Harvard Library Bulletin IX (1998), pp. 5-34, at pp. 26-27. Very rare first edition (first issue) of McFarland's Thai (Siamese) hymnal, one of the first books printed by the mission press at Phetchaburi (Petchabury) in Thailand, with the 86 hymns selected by donors who contributed at least five dollars for the production of the hymnal. Each hymn appears on a single double-page spread (with the music at the head of the left page) except the last, whose text continues on nine additional pages. The texts of the hymns themselves appear only in Thai, but the title, introductory note and hymn titles also appear in English and each hymn gives the name of the person or organisation that selected it in English only. Some of the donors who selected the hymns lived in Thailand (both Europeans and natives) but most lived in the United States. Each hymn also indicates the metre, either with abbreviations for the common, long, short, hallelujah or particular metre, or with an indication of the number of syllables per line. The music was apparently set and electrotyped by J.M. Armstrong in Philadelphia and the electrotype blocks shipped to Phetchaburi for printing, for the Newberry Library copy of the second issue has a manuscript note "Music typography by J.M. Armstrong, Philadelphia, Pa.".With the title-page somewhat browned, water stains in the head margin and occasional minor foxing or small smudges, but generally in good condition. The binding with some scuff marks and stains, the head and foot of the spine damaged and the endleaf with the presentation slip detached, but otherwise good and structurally sound.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        Reize in Opper- en Neder- Egipte, gedurende den veldtocht van Bonaparte. Uit het Fransch door Herm. Bosscha met de voornaamste platen. Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1803-1805. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved maps of Lower and Upper Egypt after Denon by C. van Baarsel, 41 numbered plates (39 folding, 2 full-page and including 5 bis plates), engraved by Vinkeles and Vrijdag after the original drawings by Denon, and a folding letterpress leaf with Greek writing and the Dutch translation. Contemporary half calf.

      Tiele, Bibl. 310; cf. Atabey 338; Blackmer 471; Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe 1998; Meulenaere, pp. 62-64. First and only Dutch edition of a popular travelogue written in a lively style by Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon (1747-1825), describing his explorations in the Lower and Upper part of Egypt during the campaign of Napoleon Bonaparte (1799-1801). Protected by the French troops, Denon was able to explore the country extensively. As a result, his travel account was the first important scientific fruit of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. The detailed illustrations primarily depict archaeological sites, ruins and monuments with bass-reliefs and hieroglyphs from the Thebaid region, and prompted the Egyptian Revival in architecture and art.Bindings slightly chafed, one hinge a bit worn, and some occasional minor spots. In very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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