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1 A Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

The Comic History of Rome First Edition
London
Bradbury, Evans & Co.
1852

First Edition
Half-Leather
Good



Leech, John

Hardcover 1st edition - exactly as cited in the Carnegie Mellon collection Posner Library reference DG210 .A12 1852A, xii, 308 p. illus., col. plates, 21.2 x 12.7 cm. 10 fabulous hand coloured engravings plus numerous in-text woodcuts by the famed caricaturist John Leech. Nd s/b 1852, despite other works indicating an earlier date, biographies of Leech's work place this binding at ca 1851-1852. Pebbled boards, leather spine and corners, gilt rules, faded gilt lettering on spine, 4 raised bands. Some scuffing of covers, bumped corners, front exterior hinge starting. Interior clean tight and fresh with only some darkening on pages facing the coloured plates.
088068

Price: 850.00 USD
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2 Beckett, James (Editor)

The Official Price Guide to Baseball Cards, 1993
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Random House Information Group
1992
0876378815 / 9780876378816

Soft Cover
Good

Ex-Library

Illustrated

chipping and edgewear, ex-library, sunning, otherwise a good copy
027067

Price: 12.50 USD
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3 Beckett, Kennetth

Flowering House Plants
Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.
Ballantine Books
1984
034530909X / 9780345309099

Soft Cover
Very Good



Illlustrated

Very slight edgewear and faint creasing of spine and covers, otherwise a fine clean tight and bright copy
NS14189

Price: 3.91 USD
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4 Esslin, Martin

The Theatre of the Absurd
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Viking Pr
1983
0140137289 / 9780140137286

Soft Cover
Very Good





Some edgewear and creasing of spine and covers,as well some light age toning, otherwise still a good reading copy. Esslin shows how Samuel Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter and others have confronted a world in which there is no communication, where man - cut off from his traditional religious and metaphysical roots - flounders about in a purposeless void, shorn of all certainties.
NS17323

Price: 6.99 USD
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5 Gordon, Lois

Reading Godot
Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Yale Univ Pr
2002
0300092865 / 9780300092868
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good
Very Good




Hardcover 1st edition - Some shelf and edgewear, otherwise a good clean solid copy. Dust jacket is slightly rubbed, otherwise still a good copy - Waiting for Godot has been acclaimed as the greatest play of the 20th century. It is also the most elusive: two lifelong friends sing, dance, laugh, weep, and question their fate on a road that descends from and goes nowhere. Throughout, they repeat their intention Let's go, but this is inevitably followed by the direction (They do not move.). This is Beckett's poetic construct of the human condition. Lois Gordon, author of The World of Samuel Beckett, has written this introduction to Beckett's great work for general readers, students and specialists. Critically and historically informed, it approaches the play scene by scene, exploring the text linguistically, philosophically, critically and biographically. Gordon argues that the play portrays more than the rational mind's search for self and worldly definition. It also dramatises Beckett's insights into human nature, into the emotional life that frequently invades rationality and liberates, victimises, or paralyzes the individual. Gordon shows that Beckett portrays humanity in conflict with mysterious forces both within and outside the self, and that he is an artist of the psychic distress born of relativism. .
NS18909

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6 Lasky, Melvin J ; Kermode, Frank ( Editors )

Encounter : February 1967 Volume XXVIII No 2
London
Encounter
1967


Magazine
Good



Illustrated

Volume XXVIII No. 2 of the Encounter Pamphlet Series. This edition contains articles such as: "Woodrow Wilson (II)" by Sigmund Freud and W.C. Bullitt; "Ping" by Samuel Beckett; "Can Germany Ever Go Left?" by Anatole Shub; "Albert Camus" by Maruice Cranston; "English as an America" by Anthony Burgess, as well as articles on poetry, theatre, and other current affairs of the time. Illustrated with vintage b&w images. A few pencil annotations throughout the article on Woodrow Wilson, but otherwise the text is clean. Covers have some chipping, rubbing, discolouration and age toning. Binding is still tight and this is a very good reading copy.
052650

Price: 17.99 USD
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7 Lord, James

Giacometti: A Biography
U.S.A.
Farrar Straus & Giroux
1986
0374520062 / 9780374520069

Soft Cover
Good





Some edgewear and creasing of covers and spine, otherwise still a good reading copy. From the publisher:"The work of one of the towering creative spirits of the century, Alberto Giacometti's visionary sculptures and paintings from a testament to the artist's intriguing life story. From modest beginnings in a Swiss village, Giacometti went on to flourish in the picturesque milieu of prewar Paris and then to achieve international acclaim in the fifties and sixties. Picasso, Balthus, Samuel Beckett, Stravinsky and Sartre have parts in his story, along with flamboyant art dealers, whores, shady drifters, unscrupulous collectors, poets and thieves. Women were a complex yet important element of his life--particularly his wife, Annette, and his last mistress and model, Caroline--as was the intimate relationship he shared with his brother Diego, who was both Alberto's confidant and collaborator. James Lord was personally acquainted with Giacometti and his entourage, and combines firsthand experience with a unique knowledge gathered during many years of observation and research. In this exceptional biography Lord unfolds the personal history of a man who managed to achieve a heroic destiny by remaining utterly true to himself and to his calling.Giacometti: A Biography was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. James Lord has subsequently published three volumes of memoirs. In recognition of his contribution to French culture he has been made an officer of the Legion of Honour."
096218

Price: 9.99 USD
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8 Von Bertouch, Ann;Hutchings, Patrick;Boyd, Guy Martin a Beckett

Guy Boyd
Melbourne
Lansdowne Press
1976
0701800798 / 9780701800796
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fine
Fine



Signed
Hardcover 1st edition, SIGNED BY BOYD on the certificate of limitation - a numbered copy, this being no. 264 out of 1000 produced. This particular copy is in truly fine condition with only a faint touch of shelfwear, and some chips on the glassine dust jacket. Original slipcase also in superb condition. 136 pp, illustrated throughout with images of Boyd's sculptures. This particular book is an important work and is cited in Wikipedia (article follows):"Guy Martin Beckett Boyd (12 June 1923 - 26 April 1988) was an Australian sculptor.Born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, he was a member of the famous Boyd artistic dynasty, and brother of painters Arthur Boyd and David Boyd. Guy Boyd was a potter and figurative sculptor noted for his ability to capture the fluidity and sensuality of the female form. He was also active in environmental and other causes, including the damming of Tasmania's Franklin River and the Lindy Chamberlain affair. Initially he was a potter, establishing both Martin Boyd Pottery and later Guy Boyd Pottery. These studios produced a wide range of modernist objects from house-wares to decorative pieces which enjoyed strong commercial success. Iconic Australian imagery, particularly flora and indigenous motifs, feature heavily. This period of work is also stepped in the 'atomic age' aesthetics of the 1950s and early 1960s with a familiar color palate and shapes that hold strong echos of Eames and others. Boyd turned away from this commercial work and to a full-time career in sculpture in 1965. His commissions include sculptures in both Melbourne and Sydney's international airports, Caulfield town hall, the Commonwealth Bank and has pieces in the National Gallery, Melbourne. He has had exhibitions of his work in Australia, England, Canada and the US.He also won the Churchill Fellowship to study art overseas in 1968 and was appointed the Art Advisor to Deakin University in 1988. 'Guy Boyd' written by Anne Von Bertouch and Patrick Hutchins was published by Lansdowne Press in 1976. He was Australian Co-ordinator of 'Save Lindy Chamberlain' and wrote the book 'Justice in Jeopardy' in her defence. He was President of the Brighton Foreshore Protection Committee, which he founded with a plaque commemorating his achievements in preserving the Brighton Foreshore erected on the beach at Brighton, Victoria, Melbourne. He was President of the Port Phillip Protection Society and was arrested campaigning against the damming of the Franklin River in Tasmania. He migrated to Canada with his wife and four younger children, settling in Toronto in 1975, but returned to live in Australia five years later."
092958

Price: 325.00 USD
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