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        PIETER BRUEGHEL DER JÜNGERE (1564-1637/38). DIE GEMÄLDE MIT KRITISCHEM OEUVREKATALOG.

      Editore: Luca Verlag Bramsche 1998/2000 2 voll ril. in tela con cust., cm 30x24, pp compless. 1039, 744 tra tavv a colori e ill. b/n, numerosiss. ill. b/n nel cat.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
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        Virgilio Guidi Catalogo Generale dei Dipinti (3 Voll.)

      Electa 1998 3 voll. Cm. 25x29, pp. 1708, 8000 ill. b/n, 300 tavv. col. n.t., cart. edit. con sovracc. Ill. colori e cofanetto ill. colori. Una monografia dedicata a Virgilio Guidi, pittore contemporaneo, riconosciuto come uno degli artisti più interessanti del variegato panorama pittorico italiano di questo secolo. Pittore figurativo esponente del Novecento, la corrente fondata da Carrà, Guidi è nella prima fase della sua carriera artistica decisamente incline a una pittura di sapore realista. Tuttavia l?amore per Cézanne e la rimeditazione delle partiture di Mondrian lo portano, intorno agli anni quaranta-cinquanta, ad approfondire lo studio del colore, ad abbandonare la figura per accostarsi all?astrattismo.I tre volumi presentano il corpus completo dell?opera dell?artista, catalogata e analizzata sotto un profilo storico-critico.Completano i volumi un ampio saggio biografico, una bibliografia critica, le esposizioni.

      [Bookseller: Libreria della Spada online]
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        Eucalyptus - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Text Publishing Melbourne: Text Publishing. As New in As New dust jacket; Signed by Author. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1875847634 . A stunning First Edition/First Printing in As New condition in alike dust jacket, SIGNED by author Murray Bail directly on the title page. Bail also included a little Eucalyptus tree sketch next to his signature; Set in the Australian state of New South Wales, the story focuses on a farmer who plants hundreds of kinds of eucalyptus trees on his property and says that only the man who can name every one can marry his daughter. Unfortunately, she falls in love with a stranger who tells her fabulous stories of distant lands. Winner of the Miles Franklin Award.Basis for an anticipated motion picture starring Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman .

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        Pryderi

      Newtown, Powys: Gwasg Gregynog, 1998 Designed and illustrated by Kyffin Williams RA, and printed by David Vickers on Velin Arches Blanc pure cotton mould-made paper. The eight full page illustrations have been printed directly from the original lino-cuts onto a coloured background. The artist has also drawn the title page lettering. The typeface-16pt Monotype Baskerville- has been set and cast at Gregynog by Eric Franklin and Brian Pawley. The book has been hand-sewn and bound by Alan Wood and John Sewell in full canvas boards with an illustrated paper panel inset on the upper cover. The edition is limited to 350 copies, each signed by Kyffin Williams. 38 pp, [3], 330 * 200 mm. First published as the Adventures of Pryderi (University of Wales Press, 1962), the text concerns the story of Pryderi, a central character in all four branches of the Mabinogi, the classic of Welsh medieval literature. The book has its genesis in a series of radio talks for children broadcast in 1943 and later published with illustrations by Leslie Jones. Kyffin Williams's striking illustrations were cut in the late 1950's and were-in the artists 81st year- finally re-united with the text which was their original inspiration. Not often seen on the market!

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Dard Hunter & Son

      Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1998. First edition.. Hardcover. Fine. Yes. 4to. Black quarter morocco and Japanese cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on red leather spine. The text is was composed in Ehrhardt types and printed on Frankfurt mould made paper. Foreword and Notes by Henry Morris. Tipped-in original folio and quarto leaves from Mountain House books, 4 original light-and-shade watermarked papers made by all three Hunters, color photos, and 30 pages of black and white illustrations. Illustrated with original watermarked leaves, and 5 original double leaves from "Old Paper-Making", "Papermaking in Siam", Old Papermaking in China and Japan", "Papermaking in Indo-China", and "Papermaking by Hand in America." There is also a leaf from Dard II's "The Life Work of Dard Hunter." There are reset pages from Roycroft books and rare ephemera , color photos of DH's stained-glass, marbled and paste papers, black and white photos of moulds, watermarks, and type specimens. One of 225 numbered copies. I fine condition. In original gold colored silk cloth covered clamshell box with gilt lettering on red leather spine label, also in fine condition. With Publisher's Prospectus laid-in.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Otiot (Schöpfungsalphabet aus dem Buch Sohar mit zweiundzwanzig originalgraphischen Buchstabenbildern von Josua Reichert)

      Verlag Faber & Faber Leipzig: Verlag Faber & Faber, 1998. Limited edition. Hardcover. vg. 1/150. 4to. [n.p.] Quarter cloth with decorative paper-covered boards in matching slipcase. Top corners of book slightly bumped. Twenty-two colorful serigraphs of the Hebrew alphabet with accompanying kabbalistic text in German and Hebrew. Signed by the author on the colophon. One of 150 copies. "Achter Leipziger Druck des Leipziger Bibliophilen-Abend." Near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Apollo: an Eyewitness Account - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Greenwich Workshop Press Shelton, CT: Greenwich Workshop Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Author. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0867130504 . A handsome First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. This copy is SIGNED by author, artist and astronaut Alan Bean on the front flyleaf. Accompanying his signature, Bean wrote "Apollo 12"; In November, 1969, Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean became the fourth man to walk on the moon. After retiring from NASA in 1981, he concentrated on his art. This handsome volume includes dozens of Bean's realistic paintings of everything from lunar surfaces to astronaut gear, as well as a minute-by-minute narrative of the Apollo 12 mission .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why ]
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        Jean Prouvé

      Paris: Galerie Jousse Seguin / Galerie Enrico Navarra. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1998. First Edition. Softcover. 2-909187-04-7 . Commentary by Philippe Jousse, Patrick Seguin, Enrico Navarra, Catherine Drouin-Prouvé, Claude Prouvé, Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel and others, including Jean Prouvé. Stiff wraps with French-fold flaps, perfect bound, wrap-around cover illustration in silver/gray, white lettering to front and spine, text in French and English, profusely illustrated in color. ; 9-3/4" x 11-1/4"; 269 pp; Slight wear to covers at corners, light scuffing, internally fine. .

      [Bookseller: Andrew Langer, Bookseller]
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        Snowflake Bentley - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0395861624 . An attractive First Edition/First Printing, Fine condition in about Fine dust-jacket with short closed tear and light creasing to spine ends; "Of all the forms of water, the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow, that form in such quantities within the clouds during storms, are incomparably the most beautiful and varied. " - W. A. Bentley1999 Caldecott Medal winner for best illustrated children's book .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        The Silmarillion, with Hand Drawn 'Balrog' Sketch

      London: Harper Collins, 1998. First Thus. Hard Cover. Ted Nasmith. Signed by Illustrator. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. "This new edition of 'The Silmarillion' contains 20 full color illustrations specially commissioned from artist Ted Nasmith." This copy is signed to the title page, and has a hand drawn sketch of a Balrog by Ted Nasmith, to the half title page, signed and dated April '08. Colored map endpapers, no names or writing. Edited by Christopher Tolkien, after his fathers death. 'The Tales of the Silmarillion were the underlying inspiration and source of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing: he worked on the book throughout his life, but never brought it to a final form. Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings, it is the story of the First Age of Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in which some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part.' Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        Apira-Daeza. The Architectonics of Paradise

      [NP]. 1998. Unique Artist's Book, 32 leaves; page size: 7-6/16 inches x 5-5/16 inches, hand painted and hand lettered by the artist, Douglas Shafer. The pages are painted to resemble vellum and lettered in a reddish-ochre with initial letters in royal blue, red and gold gilt, some with images; one double-page polychrome landscape of paradise with serpent, four full page polychrome landscapes, two full page polychrome rondels, title page and colophon page. Bound by the artist: gessoed blue boards, cross within rule in gold gilt on front and back panel, red morocco spine, fine. The text of Genesis is in Latin; the last rondel bears the text, "The serpent beguiled me And I did eat." Shafer's serpent is devil red. See an Image.

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        THE POISONWOOD BIBLE

      HarperFlamingo NY: HarperFlamingo, 1998. ARC for the first edition. Glossy wraps. 8.5 x 11 inch sheet folded in half with holograph note in ink by Kingsolver is laid in. "Dear Sir, I'm happy to sign personal copies for people who cherish my books. I'm not ( "not" underlined) happy to be used in a money-making scheme. If you're selling these books on e-Bay, please do not ask me again." The note is not signed. Unread copy with touched spine folds and ends.. Holograph Note Laid in. First Edition. Advance Reader's Copy.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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        New Castle; A Brief Encounter

      Risbury: The Whittington Press. F. 1998. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Paper covered boards hand stencilled with a brick paving pattern, paper spine label bearing titles, internally clean and bright, illustrated with 11 pochoir illustrations (4 full page and one 2 page spread). Number 24 of "100 possible copies" hand-set in 14pt Walbaum, printed on Zerkall mould-made paper and signed by the artist/author on the limitation page. The book is contained in it's original slipcase. , Miriam MacGregor was born in India, moving to England when she was ten. Her introduction to wood engraving came while at the Central School of Art, where she encountered the engraver, John Lawrence, and marvelled at the speed and fluency with which he worked. Later, while working as a typographer for B.T. Batsford, she began to produce engravings of her own. In 1976, having attended an open day at the Whittington Press, she offered her services as a compositor and, while the press didn't really need one, John Randle was so impressed by her engravings that he decided to take her on. Working at the press helped her to focus on engraving and in 1977 she illustrated her first book for the press ('Cotswold Days', 1977). Many more have followed and she's also illustrated a number of books for the Folio Society. She has produced two major pochoir books for the Whittington Press, 'New Castle' (1998) and 'A House by the Sea' (2005) and, in these brilliantly colourful books, Miriam Macgregor has taken the art of pochoir illustration to new heights., 4to 11" - 13" tall, 20 pp .

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        The Cheetah-Girl ( Being the MS. Not Published with the Collection Under the Title of The Purple Sapphire ) - Deposited By the Professor of Physiology in the University of Cosmopoli - Tartarus Press -one of 99 Copies

      Heathfield, East Sussex: Tartarus Press, 1998, 1st Tartarus Press Edition, 1st Printing ---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy with lower corners ever so slightly bumped, in a Near Fine dustjacket with a very small rub mark on front panel, upper edge and fore edge of text block are in gilt, ribbon marker attached as issued, marble endpapers, number 53 of 99 numbered copies from Tartarus Press, a very nice production, preceded by a 20 copy limited edition in 1923, once controversial story of human-feline miscenegation was considered too erotic for publication in the author's early collection titled The Purple Sapphire, laid into this copy is an addendum slip (errata slip) as well as a Tartarus Press order form for The COLLECTED STRANGE PAPERS of CHRISTOPHER BLAYRE, as well there is a tytped letter on Tartarus letterhead signed by the publisher, signed as Ray, letter talks about some things involving ARTHUR MACHEN and a bit about Cheetah-Girl, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed Letter. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by David Johnson Frontispiece .

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        PARENTHESIS: THE NEWSLETTER OF THE FINE PRESS BOOK ASSOCIATION

      Cheltenham: Premiere Press. 1998-2011. small 4to., stiff paper wrappers. Various pagination.. 20 volumes. Issues number One (May, 1998) to Twenty (Spring 2011). Collections of essays about fine printing with articles such as the "Ten most interesting books produced in England between 1913 and 1939," "American Book Design in the Post-War Years" and "Counterblast to the Monstrous March of Megabytes." Illustrated mostly with woodcuts and wood engravings used for book illustration. Cover illustration of number one cut by Vance Gerry and stencilled by Anthea Steel; number two is by Clive Hicks-Jenkins from The Affectionate Shepeard; number three is "The Duke of Beaufort's Hunt Point-to-Point, Bushton" from The Wood Engravings of Frank Martin. .

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        Cities of the Plain

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. First trade edition / First printing. Black cloth spine, black paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Signed on the half-title page by the author.

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        What Was the Name of That Nymph Again?, or Greek and Roman Studies Recalled. Contained within Pegasus Magazine. The Journal of University of Exeter Dept. of Classics and Ancient History, Issue 41: 1998

      University of Exeter Press 1998., 1998. FIRST (and only) EDITION. A scarce early essay on Greek mythology from the later author of the popular Harry Potter series, appearing on pp 25-7. This article, demonstrating the authors interest in fantasy and folklore, was written whilst JK Rowling was at university, and was first published in this student journal shortly after her breakthrough novel in 1997. It remains the author's only non-Harry Potter related writing to be published to date, and is exceptionally scarce, only intended for circulation at Exeter University. Publisher's printed orange wraps, fine condition. Together with Newsletter no.10 form the Classics department, which congratulates Joanne Rowling on 'her marvellously imaginative children's novel'.

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        Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

      London: Bloomsbury 1998, 1st UK Trade Edition. (Hardcover) 251pp. + [4]pp. (reviews). Fine in fine dust jacket. Octavo. Pictorial boards and unclipped dust dust jacket. Signed book plate on front free endpaper. Very scarce. Second book in the series after "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". Signed by J.K. Rowling. Signed First Editions.

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        Complete HARRY POTTER 7 Volume Set, First American Edition

      Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Press, 1998. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. (Literature) ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter series: the Sorcerer's Stone, the Chamber of Secrets, the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Goblet of Fire, the Order of the Phoenix, the Half-Blood Prince, and the Deathly Hallows. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Press, 1998 - 2007. 9.25 x 6.25, hardcover, original jackets. All books state First American Edition and number lines counting to 1. All issue points present. No 'Year 1' on spine and Guardian quote on jacket of Sorcerer's Stone. Previous owner inscription on front end page on Sorcerer's. Chamber of Secrets book has a lean. Other books in great condition, Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

      Arthur a Levine New York: Arthur a Levine, 1998. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/very near Fine. 309 pp. All first issue points present (price of $16.95 intact, purple diamond patterned boards bound in red, only the Guardian blurb on rear panel; full numberline on copyright page). A gorgeous and vibrant copy of this scarce modern fantasy classic. Beautiful copy with only one real flaw - there appears to have been a drop of water spilled causing a tiny area of discoloration on the front top right edge and an even tinier area of discoloration on the same edge of the front board. Otherwise, both the book and dustjacket are in Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
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        Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone [First Austrailan Edition]

      [Maryborough, Vic. Australia]: Bloomsbury, [1998]. First Edition Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The first in J. K. Rowling's blockbuster seven-book Harry Potter series. This copy is the first Australian edition (stated First published in Great Britain in 1997 on copyright page, with full number line). Illustrated boards include the 1997 Gold Award Winner seal on the bottom left cover. An excerpted review by the Sunday Telegraph runs along the bottom front cover, with additional reviews on the back board beneath a publisher's blurb about the story. The dust jacket also contains the Gold Award seal, and notice of same runs along the bottom front cover. The back of the dust jacket contains the same publisher's blurb but not the reviews. Pricing information is ommitted entirely from the jacket and oddly, the ISBN on the jacket is that of the first British paperback edition. In contrast, the printer's imprint page contains only the ISBN of the Brittish hardback. The copyright holder is listed as 'Joanne' Rowling, which was shortened to 'J.K.' in later editions and used throughout the rest of the series. The book is dated 1997, but the presence of the Gold Award winner seal on the cover and a notice of availability of the second book in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, suggests the book was printed in 1998. A scarce, early Harry Potter. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

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        HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

      London, Bloomsbury, 1998.. FIRST EDITION first issue 1998, (countdown digits: 10.....1), 8vo, colour illustrated boards, 251 pages. No insdcriptions, lightly grazed patch on rear pastedown, that is inside lower cover, 65 x 10 mm maximum (2½" x ½"), due to binding flaw. Otherwise Fine in Fine DUSTWRAPPER (dw showing no wear and not price clipped). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

      Rowling (J.K.). Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1st ed., 1998, slight marginal toning, neat previous owner inscription to front endpaper, original pictorial boards. D/J not price clipped. ISBN: 0747538492. Typeset: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.

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        Gonzo: The Art. (Printers proof)

      New York: Harcourt Brace,, 1998. 2pp on one sheet. Sheet size: 31 x 48 cm. Offset lithograph on wove. Laid down and mounted in a black aluminium frame. A proof sheet used to promote 'Gonzo: The Art. Signed and dated twice by Steadman. Together with a photocopy of the original accompanying promotional letter from Harcourt Brace to Gotham Bookmart, New York.

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        Gonzo the Art

      Harcourt.Inc., 1998. SIGNED and DATED BY RALPH STEADMAN in Silver Brush stroke. First Edition. Brodart Protected. Very Fine condition. Foreword by Hunter Thompson.. Signed by Author. 1st. U.S.Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Ralph Steadman. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Kora in Hell: Improvisations

      San Francisco: Arion Press, 1998. Hard Cover. Number 47 of 300 numbered copies, (there were also 26 lettered copies hors de commerce). Signed by the illustrator. This beautifully designed and printed book was the fifty-sixth of the press. William Carlos Williams (1883-1964) was one of the most important American poets of the twentieth century. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Pictures from Brueghel, published in 1963. As described in the Arion Press announcement, Kora in Hell was the most significant of WilliamsÕs combinations of prose and poetry. The illustrator, Mel Kendrick, is an important American artist who is known primarily for his sculptural work. The book, which is ten inches square, has a black goatskin spine with the title stamped in red. On the boards are laser-cut oak-veneer replicas of woodblocks by Kendrick. The book is printed in Stymie Bold and Franklin Gothic types on Zerkell German Mouldmade paper. Laid in is the Arion PressÕs eight-page announcement of the book. 106 pages, including 42 unnumbered pages for the 21 leaves bearing the prints on rectos. In fine condition. PRI/071911. Fine.

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        Description of a Masque

      New York. Limited Editions Club. 1998. Bound in Taupe linen over boards. Black titled grain morocco label to front cover. Encased in a like bound, ultra-suede lined Solander box with grain morocco label to spine. Folio. 12.25" x 16.25". This Edition Limited to 300 numbered copies, of which this is #142. Signed by Ashbery and Freilicher to Colophon. & & Illustrated with three woodblock prints by Kenji Shinohara from original paintings commissioned for this Edition by Jane Freilicher. Printed upon hand-made textured Tosa Hanga Japanese milled paper. John Ashbery (b. 1927) has achieved a unique status among American poets. Even though much of his work is difficult to read, avant-garde, and post-modernist in character, Ashbery has become revered and beloved by many readers. For all the obscurity of his writing, his poetry is tantalizing and inspiring. It properly draws many people into its orbit. Even those who dislike Ashbery's poetry acknowledge its force and importance.& & Ashbery's stature is demonstrated by, among many other ways, this volume of his Collected Poems from 1956 -- 1987 in the Library of America (LOA) series. Ashbery is the first living poet to be honored with a complete volume in the LOA. A second projected LOA volume will cover Ashbery's poetry subsequent to 1987. The Library of America was founded in 1979 to preserve the best of American writing in uniform, accessible editions. It is a series that celebrates America in poetry, history, fiction, philosophy, travel writing, journalism, and more. Ashbery richly deserves his place in it. Ashbery was born in 1927 and was raised in upstate New York. He attended Harvard and Columbia and lived for ten years (1955 -- 1965) in Paris.& & "Notorious for its opacity, John Ashbery's "Description of a Masque" typifies both the avant-garde's unearthing of some odd precursor and its antipurist experiments with syncretism. It is a postmodernist re-vision of a Renaissance spectacle, where the traditional shifts in medium, backdrop, stage properties, cast, and action extend to elements imported from film and TV. The masque and the imaginary neomasque intersect-first, in their rich allusive poetics and, second, in their equal (if ultimately opposed) commitment to the endless conflict between the visual and the verbal media. However, Ashbery's text operates at a further remove from the evoked phenomena, because it translates the multimedia show into words: as "Description," it verbally re-presents the spectacular representation, often re-re-presents what the masque theater itself re-presents from its multiple sources. This work-length engagement in interart transfers does not just enrich our idea of postmodern ekphrasis, or of the relations between ekphrastic and all-literary allusiveness, or of the yoking together of artistic movements across history. (E.g., the borrowing from an obscure de Chirico ekphrasis interposes an early, surrealistic avant-garde between the Renaissance masque and the postmodern writer.) It also proves crucial to making (narrative, hence also thematic) sense of the protean world and discourse world. Along one line, "Description" thus narrates the metamorphoses of the two divine protagonists: the ever-adaptable Mercury and the resistant Mania. Each alludes simultaneously to more than one incarnation of the mythological figure, sometimes in more than one medium. And sequence joins forces with coexistence to variegate and disunify the self, so that on reappearance the figure looks either transformed altogether or a mixture of earlier and new properties, notably including costume. In either case, language here re-presents the changing features even when already unseen, to signify the dynamism of roles and images and past identities hidden in the visual present. Along a convergent line, "Description" narrativizes the speaking observer of the performance-and exactly when the changes in the imaginary scene are fastest. A close analysis reveals the measures taken here to weaken the visual effect, thereby assimilating the object of description to the belated process of enlightenment. To realize that "the setting would go on evolving eternally" is to discover the existential principle behind the appearances of incessant, even meaningless change. Owing to language, insight outranks and reverses sight." - Yacobi& & Jane Freilicher (b. 1942) American painter, respected for her naturalistic landscapes, cityscapes, and still lifes created in an artistic era characterized mainly by abstraction. Freilicher, born in Brooklyn, New York, earned a bachelor's degree in art from Brooklyn College in 1947. She also studied with German American painter Hans Hofmann in 1947 at his schools in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she became associated with abstract expressionism, a movement of painters and poets of the 1940s and 1950s.& & Freilicher's work was influenced by her friendship with Fairfield Porter, an American painter and art critic who encouraged her to reconcile her realist's interest in objective observation of nature with her abstract expressionist's interest in a unique inner vision. The Mallow Gatherers (1958, collection of the artist) is an example of Freilicher's ability to celebrate nature while also celebrating the act of painting nature. In the 1960s she began alternating summers in her studio in Water Mill, Long Island, New York, with winters in her New York City residence. The views from each of these homes inspired the landscapes and cityscapes for which she is best known.& & Freilicher exhibited in New York City at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery from 1952 to 1972, and then at the Fischbach Gallery. In Loaves and Fishes (1972, private collection), typical of her work of the 1970s, a table appears implausibly tilted toward the viewer, while a colorful still life fills the foreground. In the late 1970s and 1980s, Freilicher's paintings frequently juxtaposed indoor and outdoor scenes, man-made objects and nature, as in Peonies (1988, Fischbach Gallery), in which flowers on a window sill appear to merge with the distant landscape behind them. In 1995 Freilicher's work was included in the prestigious Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. A Very Fine, Pristine, apparently unread copy. Box presents nearly indistinguishable sunning to front and rear panels as well as a small, half-inch smudge to upper rear panel. LEC Letter laid-in.

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        The Naval Achievements of Great Britain, from the Year 1793 to 1817

      London: Sim Comfort Associates, , 1998. Folio. Publisher's blue half morocco, marbled boards, title gilt to spine, ship, fouled anchor, and capstan devices to compartments, double gilt rules to the corner and spine edges. In the plain card slip-case. 57 colour plates. Very good. First published in 1817, this is the facsimile limited edition reprint, this copy number 16 of 150 de luxe copies, signed by the publisher on the limitation leaf. A wonderfully produced reprint of the most renowned contemporary visual record of Nelson's navy. The reproduction of the colour closely matching the subtle tones of the originals. The illustrations of battles and duels fought during the wars with France and the United States include three views of Trafalgar, and two each of Copenhagen and the Nile, also a spectacular "dark" plate of the destruction of the French Fleet at Toulon on the night of December 18th, and a fine representation of the Capture of the Chesapeake. The present publisher contributes a lively 4pp. introduction on the background to the publication of Jenkins's original edition and this facsimile.

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        Description of a Masque

      Limited Editions Club. New York. Limited Editions Club. 1998. Bound in Taupe linen over boards. Black titled grain morocco label to front cover. Encased in a like bound, ultra-suede lined Solander box with grain morocco label to spine. Folio. 12.25" x 16.25". This Edition Limited to 300 numbered copies, of which this is #142. Signed by Ashbery and Freilicher to Colophon. Illustrated with three woodblock prints by Kenji Shinohara from original paintings commissioned for this Edition by Jane Freilicher. Printed upon hand-made textured Tosa Hanga Japanese milled paper. John Ashbery (b. 1927) has achieved a unique status among American poets. Even though much of his work is difficult to read, avant-garde, and post-modernist in character, Ashbery has become revered and beloved by many readers. For all the obscurity of his writing, his poetry is tantalizing and inspiring. It properly draws many people into its orbit. Even those who dislike Ashbery's poetry acknowledge its force and importance. Ashbery's stature is demonstrated by, among many other ways, this volume of his Collected Poems from 1956 -- 1987 in the Library of America (LOA) series. Ashbery is the first living poet to be honored with a complete volume in the LOA. A second projected LOA volume will cover Ashbery's poetry subsequent to 1987. The Library of America was founded in 1979 to preserve the best of American writing in uniform, accessible editions. It is a series that celebrates America in poetry, history, fiction, philosophy, travel writing, journalism, and more. Ashbery richly deserves his place in it. Ashbery was born in 1927 and was raised in upstate New York. He attended Harvard and Columbia and lived for ten years (1955 -- 1965) in Paris. "Notorious for its opacity, John Ashbery's "Description of a Masque" typifies both the avant-garde's unearthing of some odd precursor and its antipurist experiments with syncretism. It is a postmodernist re-vision of a Renaissance spectacle, where the traditional shifts in medium, backdrop, stage properties, cast, and action extend to elements imported from film and TV. The masque and the imaginary neomasque intersect-first, in their rich allusive poetics and, second, in their equal (if ultimately opposed) commitment to the endless conflict between the visual and the verbal media. However, Ashbery's text operates at a further remove from the evoked phenomena, because it translates the multimedia show into words: as "Description," it verbally re-presents the spectacular representation, often re-re-presents what the masque theater itself re-presents from its multiple sources. This work-length engagement in interart transfers does not just enrich our idea of postmodern ekphrasis, or of the relations between ekphrastic and all-literary allusiveness, or of the yoking together of artistic movements across history. (E.g., the borrowing from an obscure de Chirico ekphrasis interposes an early, surrealistic avant-garde between the Renaissance masque and the postmodern writer.) It also proves crucial to making (narrative, hence also thematic) sense of the protean world and discourse world. Along one line, "Description" thus narrates the metamorphoses of the two divine protagonists: the ever-adaptable Mercury and the resistant Mania. Each alludes simultaneously to more than one incarnation of the mythological figure, sometimes in more than one medium. And sequence joins forces with coexistence to variegate and disunify the self, so that on reappearance the figure looks either transformed altogether or a mixture of earlier and new properties, notably including costume. In either case, language here re-presents the changing features even when already unseen, to signify the dynamism of roles and images and past identities hidden in the visual present. Along a convergent line, "Description" narrativizes the speaking observer of the performance-and exactly when the changes in the imaginary scene are fastest. A close analysis reveals the measures taken here to weaken the visual effect, thereby assimilating the object of description to the belated process of enlightenment. To realize that "the setting would go on evolving eternally" is to discover the existential principle behind the appearances of incessant, even meaningless change. Owing to language, insight outranks and reverses sight." - Yacobi Jane Freilicher (b. 1942) American painter, respected for her naturalistic landscapes, cityscapes, and still lifes created in an artistic era characterized mainly by abstraction. Freilicher, born in Brooklyn, New York, earned a bachelor's degree in art from Brooklyn College in 1947. She also studied with German American painter Hans Hofmann in 1947 at his schools in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she became associated with abstract expressionism, a movement of painters and poets of the 1940s and 1950s. Freilicher's work was influenced by her friendship with Fairfield Porter, an American painter and art critic who encouraged her to reconcile her realist's interest in objective observation of nature with her abstract expressionist's interest in a unique inner vision. The Mallow Gatherers (1958, collection of the artist) is an example of Freilicher's ability to celebrate nature while also celebrating the act of painting nature. In the 1960s she began alternating summers in her studio in Water Mill, Long Island, New York, with winters in her New York City residence. The views from each of these homes inspired the landscapes and cityscapes for which she is best known. Freilicher exhibited in New York City at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery from 1952 to 1972, and then at the Fischbach Gallery. In Loaves and Fishes (1972, private collection), typical of her work of the 1970s, a table appears implausibly tilted toward the viewer, while a colorful still life fills the foreground. In the late 1970s and 1980s, Freilicher's paintings frequently juxtaposed indoor and outdoor scenes, man-made objects and nature, as in Peonies (1988, Fischbach Gallery), in which flowers on a window sill appear to merge with the distant landscape behind them. In 1995 Freilicher's work was included in the prestigious Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. A Very Fine, Pristine, apparently unread copy. Box presents nearly indistinguishable sunning to front and rear panels as well as a small, half-inch smudge to upper rear panel. LEC Letter laid-in.

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        Pandora - Limited B.E. Trice Edition

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine+; Signed by Author. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A special Limited Edition of 250 numbered copies preceding the trade edition, this one (being #119) SIGNED by AUTHOR Anne Rice. This book has never been read and is, together with matching slipcase in Very Fine condition; The first in a new series of novels linked together by the fledgling vampire David Talbot, who has set out to become a chronicler of his fellow Undead. Anne Rice opens in present-day Paris in a crowded café, where David meets Pandora. She is two thousand years old, a Child of the Millennia, the first vampire ever made by the great Marius. David persuades her to tell the story of her life .

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        Snowflake Bentley - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0395861624 . An attractive First Edition/First Printing, Fine condition in about Fine dust-jacket with short closed tear and light creasing to spine ends; "Of all the forms of water, the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow, that form in such quantities within the clouds during storms, are incomparably the most beautiful and varied. " - W. A. Bentley1999 Caldecott Medal winner for best illustrated children's book .

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        ORIGINAL ART: MORE TALES OF UNCLE REMUS - RABBIT MAKES A MONKEY OF LIO

      1998. PINKNEY,JERRY (HARRIS,JOEL CHANDLER)illus. ORIGINAL ART: MORE TALES OF UNCLE REMUS - RABBIT MAKES A MONKEY OF LION - by Joel Chandler Harris. We are pleased to offer this art by Pinkney used in his edition of More Tales of Uncle Remus published in 1988 by Dial. This is a great watercolor that appears as a double page spread on p. 6-7. The image is 17" wide x 10 1/2" high on art paper 18 1/2 x 11 1/2" and is signed. Rabbit is seen emerging from his house in the tree trunk and he is talking to a bird on a branch. Jerry Pinkney has been illustrating children's books since 1964 and has the rare distinction of being the recipient of three Caldecott Honor Medals -- in 1995 for John Henry by Julius Lester (Dial), in 1990 for The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci (Dial) and in 1989 for Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia C. McKissack (Knopf). He has won the Coretta Scott King Award three times and a Coretta Scott King Honor twice. Mr. Pinkney has received four awards for his body of work: the Drexel Citation for Children's Literature, the David McCord Award , the Philadelphia School of Art and Design Alumni Award, and the Keene State College Children's Literature Festival Award. In addition to his work on children's books, he is an extremely successful artist who has had eleven one-man retrospectives at venues ranging from the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists to the Art Institute of Chicago. His current one-man show entitled, "Building Bridges, the Art of Jerry Pinkney" was organized by the Pittsburgh Children's Museum and will be traveling through 1998. Mr. Pinkney has illustrated for a wide variety of clients, including National Geographic , the National Parks Service, the U.S. Postal Service, the American Library Association and the Association of Booksellers for Children.... Many of Mr. Pinkney's children's books celebrate multicultural and African American themes. 'Working on both the Uncle Remus tales and John Henry has shown me an important link between pivotal and opposite African American folk heroes. Brer Rabbit, the sly trickster, originated during slavery and was the first African American folk hero. Slaves who wanted to get the better of their

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        TWENTY-SIX WORDS.

      Amherst, 1998. 5 1/4 x 4 3/4. (57) pages bound in an open-accordion style which extends to 21 feet. Bound by Dennerline in leather-edged boards with inset original, abstract acrylic paintings. Paper slipcase with die-cut "A" and "Z." Fine. From an edition of 10 signed copies, this (no. 4) is one of two painted by Dennerline. The other copy was exhibited in the GBW exhition "Abecedarium," for which this book was created. (The edition binding was leather edged paste-paper sides bound by Peter Verheyen.) Twenty-six words "selected from a dictionary" are illustrated with double-spread lithographs in red, the word printed letterpress in black. Half the edition was printed on beige Rives paper (as this copy), and half on grey Rives. A wonderful artist's alphabet book.

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