Rome/London/New York: Omnibus Books/Stampa Alternativa/Bobcat Books/Scientific American, 1986/1971. First Edition/Reissue. Original Wraps. Includes: "An Ideal For Living: An History Of Joy Division," 1986. 8vo. 125pp. illus. (b/w) by Mark Johnson; David Lees; Paul Morley; Jon Wozencroft. The story of Joy Division from their earliest beginnings as Stiff Kittens/Warsaw in 1976 and 1977 through New Order's 1983 record releases. It was written by Mark Johnson with additional writings by Paul Morley and others. It has many black & white pictures from 1977-1982. OOP.
"Joy Division: All the Lyrics Italian/English Lyric Book" by Marco Broll. Square 12mo. 86pp. Illus. (b/w). Lacking 7" vinyl 33 RPM. . OOP. Collected lyrical content for several major tracks during the short career of Joy Division. Posthumously published after Ian Curtis' death.
“The Nature of Pulsars” by Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Scientific American, January 1971 (pages 48-60); Credited to Arecibo Radio Observatory in the issue’s illustration credit box on page 4 in blue (cyan). Features the album cover reference to Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures," the article shows a series of radio frequency periods from the first pulsar discovered. "EIGHTY SUCCESSIVE PERIODS of the first pulsar observed, CP1919 (Cambridge pulsar at 19 hours 19 minutes right ascension), are stacked on top of one another using the average period of 1.33730 seconds in this computer-generated illustration produced at the Arecibo Radio Observatory in Puerto Rico." In original mailer wrappers. Very Good+ in Wraps. Light shelf wear, shaken and loose binding (repaired), some foxing, else tight, bright and unmarred. 8vo, 4to. illus. (b/w, color). Item #12053