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Robert Kostka: "Between Paradigms" and "A Sense of Wonder" [TWO ILLUSTRATED EXHIBITION BROCHURES]

By Robert Kostka and Robert Emory Johnson

Medford, Oregon: Mustard Press, 1992. The first catalogue documents a touring exhibition featuring two Oregon artists, Kostka and Johnson. CONTENTS: Introduction; Kostka Statement and Biographical Notes; Johnson Statement and Biographical Notes; 43 illustrations, many in full color. 28 pages. The second catalogue records the 2006 exhibition opening Memorial tribute to Robert Kostka (1928-2005), held at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco. CONTENTS: Robert Kostka (Peter Selz); Art and Nature (Richard H.W. Brauer); The Dreams of a Drawing (Kostka); Dragon Line Series; Solar Barge and Oracle Series; Musical Vision (Richard Cameron-Wolfe); Kostka Chronology; 28 illustrations, many in full color. 18 pages. CONDITION: Both are solid, unmarked and uncreased, with negligible shelf-wear (though "Paradigms" has light rubbing on its back cover). These beautiful documents are now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Stapled Wraps. Fine. 6" x 9". Exhibition Catalogues.

$21.38

Heloise and Abelard
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Heloise and Abelard

By Gilson, Etienne

London: Hollis and Carter, 1953. One of the most famous romantic tragedies of the Middle Ages - and also a historical event: the remarkable relationship of Heloise and Abelard. CONTENTS: See accompanying scan image of the Table of Contents. 194 pages. CONDITION: The Good Plus book (a later printing and lacking a dust jacket) is solid and square, with moderate scuffing at the cover edges, corners, and spine ends. The interior is clean, unmarked, and uncreased, with only the faintest hint of age-tanning. This quite respectable copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Likely Later Printing. Clothbound Hardcover. Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.78

James Joyce
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James Joyce

By Ellmann, Richard

New York: Oxford University Press, 1965. GB149. Considered by many to be the definitive study (literary biography) of James Joyce. CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction; Dublin; Pola, Rome, Trieste; Zurich; Paris; Return to Zurich; Notes, Acknowledgments, Index. 842 pages. CONDITION: a solid, square overall Good copy with noticeable edge- and corner-wear plus spine creasing, its interior bright and unmarked. This quite respectable copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag. . First Thus. Trade Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.03

Flaubert - A Biography
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Flaubert - A Biography

By Spencer, Philip

New York: Grove Press - Evergreen, 1952. An engaging biography, considered to be the best book on Flaubert in the English language. CONTENTS: Author's Note; Rouen, Trouville, Paris, Croisset, Sinner and Saint, An End and a Beginning, The Levant, Emma Bovary, The Artist, Carthage, The Testament of Failure, The Reckoning, Temptation and the Stage, Ruin and Renown, Croisset's Doom, The Heart of Flaubert; Select Bibliography; Index 268 pages. CONDITION: Good covers with Very Good Plus interior. The covers show moderate shelf-wear, a slight ripple to the front cover, spine creases, and a tiny corner chip. Its interior is clean, unmarked, and uncreased. This quite respectable copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Thus. Trade Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.55

Viktor Astafyev: In the Depth of Russia
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Viktor Astafyev: In the Depth of Russia

By V. Iaroshevskaia; Viktor Astafyev

Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russian Federation: "Kredo" Publishing House, 1990. A photographic biography of the Soviet/Russian writer Viktor Astafyev (also spelled Victor Astafiev), from his difficult childhood to his literary successes, interspersed with scenes of the Russian landscapes that greatly influenced his writings. (Text in Russian and English.) It was commissioned by the Krasnoyarsk Territory Museum of Regional Studies and is profusely illustrated with photos (a few in color) provided by the Astafyev family archive. CONDITION: A Fine-condition copy of this rare photo-essay - solid, square, unmarked, and uncreased, with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Edition - Later Printing. Pictorial Hard Cover. Fine. Illus. by Pierre-William Henry (cover design). 9" x 8". Photo Essay.

$54.63

Antonin Artaud - Man of Vision
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Antonin Artaud - Man of Vision

By Bettina L. Knapp; Anais Nin (Preface)

New York: Avon Discus, 1971. Discus/Avon/# DS8. "A penetrating study of [Artaud's] theories and practice in the theater and literature." CONTENTS: Preface (Nin); Introduction; The Fragility of the Mind (1896-1926), The Theatre and the Plague (1927-1935), The New Revelations (1936-1948); Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography, Index. 255 pages. CONDITION: A tight, square copy with moderate shelf-wear and a bit of discoloration in the lower left corner of the front cover, plus a single crease adjacent to the front spine edge. The interior is near-pristine, unmarked but for a previous owner's signature. This remains an attractive copy - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Thus - First Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$7.13

A Midwife's Story [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]
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A Midwife's Story [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]

By Penny Armstrong & Sheryl Feldman

New York: Arbor House Publishing Co., 1986. This is an "Advance Uncorrected Proofs" copy - often referred to as an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] and an "Unedited, Uncorrected Page Proof" - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. When hospital-trained midwife Penny Armstrong takes on a job delivering the babies of the Amish, she discovers an approach to giving birth which would change her life forever. "A Midwife's Story is a life-affirming book that never fails to enlighten, inform and surprise. Honest and ultimately very moving, it is inspirational reading for all student midwives and expectant parents." 210 pages, with a laid-in promotional letter from the publisher's Senior Editor. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, evidently unread Fine minus copy with negligible shelf-wear - just a small bump at the bottom-front spine corner. This handsome, highly collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Paperback. Fine Minus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Uncorrected Proofs.

$13.78

Peguy Socialiste [FRENCH LANGUAGE]
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Peguy Socialiste [FRENCH LANGUAGE]

By Challaye, Felicien

Paris: Amiot - Dumont, 1954. An insightful study of the socio-political philosophy of the great French poet and essayist Charles Peguy. CONTENTS: Introduction; Enfance et adolescence de Peguy; L'Ecole Normale; Le socialisme Peguyste; A la librairie Georges Bellais; Aux "Cahiers de la Quinzaine"; Ma collaboration aux "Cahiers de la Quinzaine"; La personnalite de Peguy - constantes et variations; La fidelite au socialisme; L'evolution religieuse et la fidelite au Bergsonisme; L'exasperation du nationalisme; L'art de Peguy; Les deux Peguy. 334 pages (in French only). CONDITION: A substantially worn cover with edge-/corner-wear, rubbed/soiled covers with missing chips - in the upper-right corner of the front cover and at both spine ends - plus an archival-tape-repaired spine-edge split. The interior fares much better, however, compromised only by age-tanning to the pages and a few annotations on the rear free endpaper. This nevertheless remains a respectable copy - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 5.5" x 7.5".

$13.30

Arthur Rimbaud - Presence of an Enigma
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Arthur Rimbaud - Presence of an Enigma

By Steinmetz, jean-Luc

New York: Welcome Rain Publishers, 2001. An engaging portrait of the great French poet-adventurer, reading with the energy and spontaneity of the artist's life itself. This revelatory biography is excellently translated here by Jon Graham. CONTENTS: Foreword; A Schoolboy from Charleville, With the "Pitiful Brother", Here and Elsewhere, Rimbaud the African; Endnotes, Chronology, Bibliography, Index. xv + 464 pages, illustrated. CONDITION: The book itself is bright, tight, square, unmarked, and evidently unread, with negligible shelf-wear. Its dustjacket - now in a clear mylar (removable) protective cover - is complete (not price-clipped), unmarked, and uncreased, with a very faint horizontal bend at the top of the front panel. [NOTE: The blurring on the cover scans is a reflection off the mylar cover - NOT rubbing to the dustjacket itself.]. First Edition - First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine (As New)/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.78

Mr. Bojangles - The Biography of Bill Robinson [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]
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Mr. Bojangles - The Biography of Bill Robinson [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]

By Jim Haskins & N. R. Mitgang

New York: William Morrow and Company, 1988. This is an "Advance Uncorrected Proofs" copy - often referred to as an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] and an "Unedited, Uncorrected Page Proof" - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. The definitive biography of possibly the greatest tap dancer of all time - consummate entertainer, crusader for actors' rights, challenger of the color barrier. 323 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, likely unread copy with minimal shlef-wear - a single light corner crease on the cover, its spine slightly sun-faded. This attractive, highly collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Uncorrected Proofs. Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$9.50

The Powys Brothers - A Biographical Appreciation
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The Powys Brothers - A Biographical Appreciation

By Hopkins, Kenneth

Rutherford, New Jersey USA: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1967. An informative, insightful biographical overview of this remarkable literary family. CONTENTS: Preface; Acknowledgments; 31 Chapters; Principal Publications by or Concerning the Powys Brothers; Index. 275 pages, illustrated. CONDITION: The book itself is bright, tight, and square, with negligible shelf-wear, unmarked but for the previous owner's signature inside. Its dustjacket - now in a clear mylar (removable) protective cover - is complete (not price-clipped), unmarked, and uncreased, with minimal edge- and corner-wear, noticeably sunned and with a bit of age-speckling.. First Edition. Clothbound Hardcover. Fine Minus/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.85

Robbe-Grillet and Modernity - Science, Sexuality, and Subversion
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Robbe-Grillet and Modernity - Science, Sexuality, and Subversion

By Ramsay, Raylene

Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 1992. A handsome, Very Fine, "AS NEW" copy. Science, literature, and sexuality - an insightful, revelatory study of this charismatic author. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Toward the Sense(s) of Science: Of "Complementarity"; Configurations of Modernite; The Modernity of Myth; From Oedipus to Andromeda; Myths of Woman, or the Sadist and the Siren; The Sense(s) of Sado-Eroticism in Robbe-Grillet's Films; The Eroticization of Power or the Power of the Erotic?; The Uses and Abuses of Enchantment; Interviews with R-G [An Identikit Portrait & Sex, Text, and Criminal Project]; Notes; Works by R-G; Selected Bibliography; Index. 302 pages. CONDITION: The book itself is bright, tight, unmarked, and evidently unread, with negligible shelf-wear. Its dustjacket - now in a clear mylar (removable) protective cover - is pristine. This is a beautiful copy - at an excellent price.. First Edition. Clothbound Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$4.75

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Smith, George H. (Henry)

New York: Lancer Contempora Books, 1971. A probing, revelatory, and sympathetic 1971 examination of this great American hero. CONTENTS: Preface; The Roots in the South; The Happy Childhood; Education - South and North; Montgomery and the Face of Hate; Aftermath of the Boycott; A Time of Trouble; Target - Birmingham; From Washington to the Nobel Prize; The Long Hot Summers; Martyrdom in Memphis. 173+ pages. CONDITION: a tight, square, unmarked, possibly unread copy with minimal shelf-wear and a couple small, faint back cover creases, its pages showing a bit of age-tanning. This attractive copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag. NOTE: This small item will be shipped with a complimentary upgrade to trackable First Class on domestic (US) orders.. First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$11.88

The Saturnian Quest: John Cowper Powys - A Study of His Prose Works
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The Saturnian Quest: John Cowper Powys - A Study of His Prose Works

By Knight, G. Wilson

Sussex, UK & New Jersey, USA: The Harvester Press & The Humanities Press, 1964. An outstanding critical introduction to the work of the extraordinary mystical novelist - here in the revised 1978 edition. CONTENTS: Preface (1963/1964); Preface (1978); The Poetic Core; Early Narratives; The Famous Narratives; Philosophy and Autobiography; Wales, History and Metaphysics; A New Gospel; Myths and Marvels; Fantasy; Conclusion; Index; Errata. 139 pages, with a frontispiece photo of J. C. Powys. CONDITION: The book itself is bright, tight, and unmarked with negligible shelf-wear, compromised only by bumped spine ends and the ghost of a removed price sticker on the front free endpaper. The dustjacket - now in a clear mylar (removable) protective cover - is complete, unmarked, and uncreased, with light shelf-wear and a bit of sunning.. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.16

Michael Torlen: Narratives - Recent Works on Paper [EXHIBITION CATALOGUE]
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Michael Torlen: Narratives - Recent Works on Paper [EXHIBITION CATALOGUE]

By Carl Little

Port Chester, New York: Miranda Fine Arts, 2005. Documentation booklet for Michael Torlen's October 15 - November 12, 2005 exhibition at the Miranda Fine Arts gallery. CONTENTS: Michael Torlen - Seamarks (essay; by Carl Little), color reproductions of 11 paintings, and a brief biography of the artist. 16 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with light shelf-wear (some slight bending) - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Stapled Wraps. Near Fine. Illus. by Michael Torlen. 5.5" x 8.5". Exhibition Catalogue.

$7.13

Grace Had an English Heart [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS
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Grace Had an English Heart [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS

By Mitford, Jessica

New York: E. P. Dutton, Inc., 1988. This is an "Advance Uncorrected Proofs" copy - often referred to as an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] and an "Unedited, Uncorrected Page Proof" - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. "The story of Grace Darling, heroine and Victorian Superstar (he daughter of an English lighthouse keeper was lionized by the press for her lifesaving exploits and her personal qualities)." 159 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear. This handsome, highly collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Medium Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proofs.

$14.25

The Narratives of Michel Butor - The Writer as Janus
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The Narratives of Michel Butor - The Writer as Janus

By McWilliams, Dean

Athens, Ohio, USA: Ohio University Press, 1978. A synthesizing overview of all of Butor's work as well as detailed analyses of each of Butor's novels and experimental narratives. 150 pages. CONDITION: the book itself is solid, bright, and unmarked, with negligible shelf-wear. Its dustjacket - now in a clear mylar protective cover - is unmarked and uncreased, compromised only by a some surface rubbing. This remains a quite handsome copy - at an excellent price.. First Edition. Clothbound Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.45

The Heart of the World [COLLECTIBLE TYPESCRIPT]
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The Heart of the World [COLLECTIBLE TYPESCRIPT]

By Cohn, Nik

New York: Alfred A. Knopf - Borzoi Books, 1991. Highly Collectible! This is a limited-printing copy of the typescript, intended for selected booksellers (with a cover letter from the editor bound in) and subsequently published by Alfred A. Knopf, though not necessarily as written in this early incarnation. It is not to be confused with other pre-publication formats [ARC (Advance Reading Copy) or Uncorrected Proofs]. According to the author: "This book is the partial record of a walk I made up Broadway [Manhattan], starting at the Battery and aiming for the Bronx." Cohn traversed about three miles (to Times Square), meeting fascinating people from all walks of life, while witnessing and participating in extraordinary goings-on. A remarkable "Americana" slice of life. 452 pages. CONDITION: a bright, solid, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective pol;ypropylene bag.. Pre-Publication Typescript. Large Softcover. Fine. 8.5" x 11". Bound Typescript.

$19.00

Gleb Bogomolov - Two Art Catalogue-Brochures
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Gleb Bogomolov - Two Art Catalogue-Brochures

By Tatjana Medinsky and Gleb Bogomolov

Stockholm and Drobak: Galleri Narva A treasure-trove of the gifted St. Petersburg artist's work. The 1988 Galleri Narva catalogue, with text in English and Swedish, contains a biographical essay, a full-page b&w photo of the artist, and eight full- page color reproductions of his work (including those on the covers). 12 pages. The 1989 Galleri Cassandra catalogue, its text in English and Norwegian, contains the same biographical essay, a color photo of the artist, and nine full-page color reproductions (including those on the covers). Bogomolov has written (printed) his name, 1989 Leningrad address, and phone # in this catalogue, along with contact information for his at-the-time Los Angeles representative. 12 pages. CONDITION: Both items are bright, tight, unmarked, and uncreased, with negligible shelf-wear. They are now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Signed by Artist. First Thus. Stapled Wraps. Fine. 8.25" x 11.75". Catalogue-Brochure.

$35.63

The Beginning of the Journey - the Marriage of Diana and Lionel Trilling [PRE-FIRST EDITION UNCORRECTED PROOF]
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The Beginning of the Journey - the Marriage of Diana and Lionel Trilling [PRE-FIRST EDITION UNCORRECTED PROOF]

By Trilling, Diana

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1993. THE NEW COLLECTIBLE! This is the limited (advance) Uncorrected Proof state - not quite the same as, but often referred to as an Advance Reading Copy, or ARC - fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. An intimate portrait of an American literary marriage, offering "a rare insight into the hidden connection between our private lives and our public achievement." Provocative insights are offered regarding early financial hardship, exhausting family responsibilities, prolonged illness, professional sterility, and the intellectual life of mid-20th-century. 369 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked uncreased copy with minimal shelf-wear and a faint hint of spine-sunning. This attractive, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected Proofs.

$14.25

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