1973 Sotheby Park Bernet/ University of California Press
Including the complete designs for productions at court
for the most part in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire
together with their texts and historical documentation.
Numbered Limited edition #302 of 2000
Gilt letters on brown cloth.
Two oversized volumes, xii-xv - 844 pages in all, 13 tall by 10 wide.
Both volumes are in FINE condition in FINE dust jackets
set in their original brown cloth slipcase.
Frontis, Color plates, an overview of the Theatre of the Stewart Court, The Catalogue 1605 1631 in volume one, and The Catalogue 1631 1640 in volume two, Bibliography, Appendices and Index. Illustrated with 482 plates featuring costumes, masks, studies and set design with detailed notes and references devoted to all elements of theater craft of the time. An amazing documentation,
This book, the first major reassessment of Joness artistic and theatrical work since 1928 presents and analyses the largest surviving body of material from the hand of Indigo Jones, the designs for masques and plays produced at the Stuart court, preserved for the most part in the superb collection of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth. All the drawings are here reproduced for the first time, many newly identified and dated, together with the texts of the productions for which they were prepared, and all relevant documentary and historical material. Includes four long introductory essays that constitute one of the most important studies of the culture of the English Renaissance.
Books weigh 11.6 pounds in their slipcase. Special shipping charges apply.
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$ 600.00 set
Introduction by Yukio Mishima
translated by Edward G. Seidensticker Yasunari Kawabata (1891 -1970)
1969 First Edition. Kodansha International
Octavo. Silver letters on full red cloth. NEAR FINE in a like Brodart protected dust jacket. Exception is one ½” sunned spot at the top. 149pp. With a beautiful sepia woodcut frontispiece and two other illustrations by M. Kuwata beginning each story. Includes "House of the Sleeping Beauties", "One Arm", and "Of Birds and Beasts". the "First translation of the Nobel Prize-winning author's finest work".(14G2) No trades. Cash or Credit card only
1997 Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Large Octavo. Gilt letters on beige cover with large gold chop on front with Brodart pictorial dust jacket in FINE (near new) condition. Plum endpapers. 191pp. Index. A beautiful full-color exhibition catalogue, including two pages of seals used.
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$ 220.00 net.
1971 First Edition. Faber & Faber, London Octavo. Gilt letters on light blue full cloth, in FINE condition in a like Brodart protected dust jacket. Sole exceptions are some foxing at the top and a gift inscription on the FFEP.
In this volume Ted Hughes has collected a number of the poems written by Plath in the transitional period between “The Colossus” 1960 and “Ariel” 1965. 34 poems. In 1982 Plath became the first poet to win the Pulitzer Prize in posthumously. This uncommon edition of her work is highly collectable, especially in this condition.
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1990 Inscribed First Edition, New Directions, New York
152pp. NEAR FINE in a like dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on title page and signed by the author on title page: “"for ____ in respect indeed. My Best 1/15/91"”
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Los Angeles Times Book Award, the National Poetry Series, and finalist for the National Book Award.
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Vols. I-VIII The Diary, Vol. IX Pepysiana, Vol. X Index
10 vols. (complete).
First Edition 1893-1899
London George Bell & Sons.
This is the first printing of the complete diary. Blue cloth with decorative gilt tooling on spine, gilt tops and green endpapers. The volumes include etched frontispieces with numerous plates.The text was transcribed from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge, by the Rev. Mynors Bright M.A., late Fellow and President of the College.The collection includes Lord Braybrooke's Notes Vol. I-VIII with Index and Supplementary Volume Pepysiana or Additional Notes on the Particulars of Pepys's Life and on some Passages in the Diary with Appendixes. All of the volumes approach NEAR FINE condition. They are clean and bright with sharp tips and virtually no wear. This is remarkable and RARE for this nearly 120 year old set of first editions.
Daisetz Tetaro Suzuki
SIGNED 1935 First Edition, Eastern Buddhist Society, Kyoto
Gilt embossed letters on blue cloth boards with embossed borders. IN FINE CONDITION.Tan parchment printed dust jacket with closed tears but completely neat and intact. Otherwise the jacket is in NEAR FINE condition and is protected in a clear Brodart cover. This volume is also presented in its original stapled slipcase that has some creasing at the closed fore-edge, a dime sized water stain on the front and a bit of wear to the leading edges of the case. However, these are minor and not detracting flaws for this EXTREMELY RARE treasure. Frontis plus 15 more photo plates and tissue dividers. 24 drawings of Buddha and Buddhist deities and the 10 Ox herding pictures plus Index.
Carl Jung wrote of him: "Suzuki's works on Zen Buddhism are among the best contributions to the knowledge of living Buddhism… We cannot be sufficiently grateful to the author, first for the fact of his having brought Zen closer to Western understanding, and secondly for the manner in which he has achieved this task." The amazing thing about this book is that it was printed in English in Japan before the war and of course there are likely no signed Suzuki editions available these days. This is an exceptional find.
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Cha-No-YuHead Quarters of the Ura Senke School of Tea CeremonialsSen Soshitsu 14th Generation from Sen Rikyu
Signed 1948 Kogawa-Kashira, Kyoto
Square Octavo. Rice paper cover boards with beautiful full color print embossed on the front. In English and Japanese. Printed by Dai-Nippon Printing. Illustrated with b&w photographs and a color drawing of a tea house. Title page is foxed all else is NEAR FINE. Book is signed by Sen Soshitsu XV and Yoshiharu Sen.
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