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        The Dictionary of Art - Complete 34 Volume Set

      New York: Grove, 2002. Third printing, revised. Hardcover. Fine. Turner, Jane, ed. The Dictionary of Art. New York: Grove, 2002, third printing with minor corrections, thirty-four volumes, complete. Hardcover, 7 3/4 by 10 1/4-inches, each volume ranging from 899 to 1081 pp. each. Green buckram with black and gilt spine titles. All 34 volumes are in fine condition. While prepared for library use, this complete set was never circulated and the volumes are unread. The only library evidence are scratched-out security tags on the rear pastedown of each volume. There are NO other markings, labels, stamps, etc. Vol. 17 has a faint scratch on the front cover; vol. 31 has some scratches on the top edge of the textblock; and vols. 1 and 2 have some small dents on the fore edge of the textblock. No writing, highlighting or names. A masterwork of art history, the Grove dictionary offers in-depth explanations of both classic and modern art. If, for instance, you’re interested in African art, the overview is 227 pages, with additional entries for Gambia, Kenya, Chad, Zaire, Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Djibouti, etc. Even relatively small movements within the art world are covered, including a page dedicated to Fluxus. Each entry is followed by a bibliography and vol. 34 is a heavily detailed index. This is an extremely heavy set, each volume weighs over five pounds, so overseas shipping is not available and ADDITIONAL SHIPPING WILL BE REQUIRED within the United States. This set will be carefully packed and mailed in multiple, insured boxes. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop located in Sand Lake, Michigan, with 18 years of experience offering fine books for discriminating readers.

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        ATONEMENT

      Doubleday/Talese NY: Doubleday/Talese, 2002. First US edition, limited issue of 500 unnumbered copies signed by McEwan on the limitation page. Nan Talese's compliments card with her fascimile signature and the holograph note (in an unknown hand) "Signed copy" laid-in. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. Limited Edition.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Les Manuscrits du C.E.D.R.E. Dictionnaire historique et genealogique: Volumes 1-25

      Cercle d'Etudes des Dynasties Royales Europeennes (Paris: Cercle d'Etudes des Dynasties Royales Europeennes. 1986-2002). First. First edition. Twenty-five volume set. Quartos. Red glossy wrappers. Text in French. Wrappers a bit warped, volume thirteen has neat tape repair on top front wrapper edge, else near fine. Volumes 1-2-3: Kingdom of Portugal - The Empire of Brazil, 3 vols. - Volumes 4-5: The Principality of Liechtenstein, 2 volumes. - Volumes 6-7-8: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in 3 volumes. - Volumes 9-10-11: The Empire of Austria, in 3 volumes, the third volume is devoted to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. - Volumes 12-13-14: The Kingdom of Italy, 3 vols. - Volumes 15-16-17-18: The Kingdom of Spain, 4 vols. Foreword by Juan BALANSO. The fourth volume on the Duchy of Parma. - Volumes 19-20: The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - The Kingdom of Greece, in two volumes. - Volumes 21-22: The Empire of the French, in two volumes by Jean-Fred Turchin. - Tomes 23-24-25: The Kingdom of Bavaria - The Principality of Monaco. .

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        Il giardino dei semplici. Firenze

      Acquaforte mm. 260x307 su foglio di mm. 335x410. Didascalia di mano dell'A. in basso a sinistra, a destra dedica "Al comm. Carlo Fiorilli con grato animo per gli auguri più affettuosi nella Pasqua del MCMXIX". Storica incisione del Celestini conosciuta anche come "Via de' Serragli" (cfr. Il cerchio Magico. Omaggio a R. Fondi" 2002 p.77). Ottima impressione.

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        Five Poems

      [Las Vegas]: [Rainmaker Editions]. [2002]. Proof sheets, consisting of two frameable leaves, from the limited edition of this collection of five poems by Morrison with illustrations by Kara Walker. Two leaves only: the first carries the third stanza of "Eve Remembering" and is blank on the verso; the second features Walker's art work, with the title page of "The Perfect Ease of Grain" on the verso. "Proof" in pencil in bottom margin. Slight corner crease to the leaf with text; else fine. A notable collaboration between two of the most highly regarded African-American women in their respective arts -- Morrison a Nobel Prize winner in Literature and Walker a visual artist using the silhouette as a form, who was the youngest recipient ever of a MacArthur grant when she received one in 1997 at the age of 28; she was selected by Time magazine in 2007 as one of the 100 most influential figures of our time The original silhouette for one of the images in this collaboration with Morrison sold at auction for over $30,000. The edition for which this is a proof sheet was limited to 425 copies; it seems safe to assume that far fewer proofs were done -- probably a tiny handful. . First Edition.

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        MADAME DE POMPADOUR ET LES ARTS. Muséè national des Chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon, 14 février - 19 mai 2002.

      Bross.con cop. ill. a col., cm 30x24, pp 543, moltissime tavv. e ill. a col..

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

      London: The Folio Society, 2002 Facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer. In full Nigerian goatskin leather with elaborately decorated cover and spine in gilt by Smith Settle at Otley, Yorkshire. Internally, handmade laid endpapers from the Fabriani Mill, Italy, no inscriptions etc, [i], ii, [ii], [1], 2-552 pp, [3], and edition limited to 1010 copies of which 1000 were for sale, printed by Cambridge University Press and completed on the 20th February, 2002, the paper has been specially made in Cumbria and the binding design has been redrawn by David Eccles from a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer bound by TJ Cobden-Sanderson at the Doves Bindery in 1900. Housed in its issued blue Solander box with a spine label. Accompanied by the 15 page essay by William S Pearson and a care guide. Monumental and stunning! and sadly probably never read! without a doubt the scarcest and most sought after of all the Folio Society titles.Originally edited by FS Ellis; ornamented pictures designed by Edward Burne-Jones; and engraved on wood by WH Hooper, and printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, and finished on the 8th May, 1896.

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        The Disappeared and Other Poems

      Enitharmon Press London: Enitharmon Press. Fine+; Signed by Author & Illustrator. 2002. Limited Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 190056498x . A most handsome Limited Deluxe Edition in Very Fine condition in Very Fine Slipcase. This copy is number 48 of 75 signed Deluxe Edition copies (plus 20 hors commerce copies). SIGNED by author Harold Pinter and artist Tony Bevan . Printed on fine Arches Vélin paper and specially bound in attractive rust colored cloth in alike slipcase. Includes a signed and numbered original etching by Tony Bevan; This selection of The Disappeared and 28 other poems was made by Harold Pinter and Stephen Stuart-Smith from Pinter's previously published works. The accompanying color plates are reproductions of paintings by Tony Bevan made between 1986 and 2002. Poems include God, It is Here, Joseph Brearley 1909-1977, I Know the Place, Daylight, The Second Visit, Book of Mirrors and others; Color Illustrations .

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        Cutting Images

      Newtown, Powys: Gwasg Gregynog, 2002 A Selection of Linocuts. Bound in quarter black leather with maroon boards, image in black ink to top board. Spine has title in gold. Internally, decorative endpapers, other than authors signature no inscriptions, not paginated but 72 pp, 228*278 mm, an edition limited to 295 copies bound by John Sewell, with its slipcase. There were 20 specials bound by Alan Woodext. Always very difficult to find! some would even say that it was almost rare! Kyffin Williams, elected to the Royal Academy in 1974, President to the Royal Cambrian Academy since 1992 and knighted in 1999, was involved, with David Vickers in the design for this title. This is the 4th publication from the Gregynog Press that Kyffin has illustrated.

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        Lichens. Mezzotints by Judith Rothchild

      Verdigris Press Octon, France: Verdigris Press. 2002. One of 50 copies, all on Hahnemuhle paper, signed and numbered by author and illustrator. Page size: 8-1/4 inches x 11-3/4 incheds, 32pp. Bound: accordion-fold as issued in moss green Minéralis paper wrappers with title on front panel and on spine with author and artist's name in darker green, front cover and title page embellished with an embossed image of lichen, slipcase covered in paper with an earthy design, fine. Lichens an original text is accompanied by nine mezzotints by Judith Rothchild. Through prose and image, the author and illustrator explore the miniature, earthy world of lichens. The text is hand set and printed in letterpress by Mark Lintott. As usual, these are stunning images from this wonderful artist. See an Image.

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        Vues de Venise. Mezzotints by Judith Rothchild

      Verdigris Press Octon, France: Verdigris Press. 2002. One of 6 copies, from a total issue of 50, (8 with an original copper plate and additional mezzotint, 6 with an additional mezzotint, this copy, 36 regular copies) all on Hahnemuhle paper, this special copy with an additional mezzotint not in the regular edition, each signed and numbered by the artist, Judith Rothchild. Page size: 8 x 10 inches; 16pp. Bound: reversible accordion-fold (leporello), covers of hand-marbled Venetian papers in red, black and gold over boards; as issued in black slipcase with Venetian paper accents, title in letterpress in black on marbled paper insert, white label on cover boards a bit ink spotted, else fine. Text in original French. This book, which is completely reversible has on one side a text on Venice by George Sand and on the other by Emile Zola, each with three Rothchild mezzotints of doorways, bridges and canals. Sand's delightful description of Venice in springtime forms a sharp contrast to Zola's grim portrayal of a decadent city in decay. Like the illustrations themselves, the texts provide a provocative study of contrasts. An extraordinarily beautiful book redolent with the eternal allure of Venice. See an Image.

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        Ravilious at War. The complete work of... September 1939-1942. Edited by Anne Ullmann... a Foreword by Brian Sewell.

      Huddersfield: The Fleece Press, 2002.. Limited edition, one of 750 copies, oblong 4to, 300 pp. 200 illustrations, including 150 colour plates. Gilt titled light blue cloth with a paper label to upper cover, fine.

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        Bilboquet. Translated by John Crombie

      [Paris]: Kickshaws Press. 2002. One of 220 copies of the first English edition. Hand set and hand printed in Nicolas Cochin by John Crombie who has translated the text from the original French. The title page is in black with the title in red and blue; each page is decorated with a colored ball and string, blue and pink, followed by green and pink, followed by a dark and lighter pink, the letterpress over the colorful balls and sticks and woven string tethers that snake around each page. Page size: 6-7/8 inches x 5 inches; 20 leaves. Bound by Antonio Perez-Noriega: simplified structure of red morocco, with onlays in pink suede in shape of a ball on front panel, title and author stamped in blue on onlay with blue dot in center of circle, blind-stamped line attached to circle representing string (the two elements of the game, bilboquet), the English title, "Cup and Ball" stamped in blue along blind-tooled string line; rear panel with pink suede onlay floating up to top edge (string of game) affixed to "cup" of game represented with blue suede onlay surrounded by pink suede with red dot stamped in circle of blue suede, blue suede guards with onlay of tan suede circle (the ball), matching slipcase and sleeve of blue paper over boards with 1/4 red calf at spine and edges stamped in blue with auther and title separated by gold dot, original white wrappers printed in red and blue bound in, signed on inside front turn-in with blind stamp "antonio / p.n.," fine. & John Crombie tells the reader that this is a translation of a story about bilboquet, better known in the Anglo-Saxon world as &#39;cup-and-ball&#39;, which swept Europe in the sixteenth century, being played alike in royal courts and on the streets. The game&#39;s purpose is to toss the (usually wooden) ball- suitably holed, and tethered to the peg by a string - into the air and catch it either on the spike at one end or in the cup at the other. The word itself, which denotes both the game and the plaything, derives from the French "bille," a marble or ball, and "bouquer" to thrust or impale, as with the horn or a "bouc" (he-goat). Charles Cros (1842-1888), French poet, humorous writer, and inventor, performed many early experiments with color, developing an early color photo process. Surely he would have been pleased with this colorful interpretation of his short story. This is a lovely book perfectly capturing the simplicity and joy of the game.& John Crombie&#39;s Kickshaws Press usually is based in Paris and is known for publishing small, witty, and extremely elegant books. This title reinforces that reputation. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/9664.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        HOCHÖFEN. (HOCHOFEN). (Blast Furnaces). With Original Signed Silver Gelatin Print

      Munchen:: Schirmer Mosel,, 2002. Fine. COLLECTOR&#39;S EDITION LIMITED TO 100 COPIES. THIS IS No. 56 with an original silver gelatin print (Blast furnace Völklingen, Saar Germany. 1986) SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY BERND & HILLA BECHER IN PENCIL ON THE VERSO. The print measures 24.5 by 18 cm. It is As New and in its original separate grey cloth backed archival Portfolio. The book itself is dated 2002. It is As new in an As New Dust Jacket. The book and print portfolio have original tipped on colophon labels each numbered 56. The two are housed in a larger cloth covered slipcase in the same grey tone. Short text in German. 4to. 15 (includes 6 pages of blast furnace typologies with 96 duotone images), [1 blank], [258] pps. with 223 duotone images images.

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        The Cave

      New York: Harcourt, 2002. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. Slight pinching to the spine ends of the book. This is Saramago&#39;s story of a potter who must confront the twin evils of bureauracy and anonymity. Saramago, who died in June, 2010, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. The book is signed Saramago on the title page. Signed by the author.

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        Talking to Myself (SIGNED)

      Milan: Yamamoto / Carla Sozzani, 2002. First Edition. Softcover.. Fine/Fine. Folio. 2 Volumes. White linen in in box. Signed Limited Edition. 173 of 500 hand numbered and signed copies. With special lithograph. Full bleed large format colour and black and white images. Text in Japanese/English/French. More images available on request. Beautiful and definitive Yamamoto work. Volume 1. is &#39;Talking to Myself&#39; and Volume 2. is &#39;1981-2002&#39;. Yamamoto was personally involved in all stages of design and production, the first book is filled with sketches, stills, photographs, anecdotes. The second book is a rundown of 81-2002, lots of photographs, details etc. Contributions from Nick Knight, Peter Lindbergh, Craig McDean, Sheila Metzner, Sarah Moon, Paolo Roversi, David Sims, Max Vadukul, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin amongst others. Nice text with Yamamoto and philosopher Kiyokazu Washida. Lovely and interesting book. This is the signed limited edition, not to be confused with the edition of 7000- the signed limited is presented in a special box, and accompanied by a beautiful Yamamoto lithograph. It is, of course also signed by Yamamoto. Incredible.

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        PARIS + KLEIN

      New York City, NY: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP) , 2002. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. New York City, NY: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP) , 2002. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 346 pages. Collection of photographs. One of the greatest photography books of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A brilliant production by William Klein: Oversize-volume format. Black hard boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by William Klein. Afterword by Anthony Lane. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Paris, France to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark exhibition in Paris in 2002. Presents William Klein&#39;s sixth and final "city" collection. The photographs by the expatriate American photographer, who is now in his 80&#39;s, represent a significant portion of a life lived in Paris. The first volume in his great Series, "Life Is Good And Good For You In New York", was also first published in Paris, and is now considered a classic. It was followed by "Rome", "Moscow", and "Tokyo" in quick succession, and upon his return to photography, "Torino &#39;90". "Paris + Klein" (the only one in which Klein added his name to the title) took much longer to produce and complete. William Klein said he wanted to do something different (but of course) and also somehow capture the city in all its rich diversity, that is, its often-overlooked earthy vitality as well as its exquisite beauty, William Klein&#39;s Paris (the city as paradox) rather than Eugene Atget&#39;s (the city as pathos). Although it would have been really odd if William Klein did not do a book on his adopted city, a collection of images on Paris has always been another challenge altogether, for him or any other photographer, because there is a whole shelf of great photography books on Paris. It is the most photographed city in the world, with images dating back to the inception of photography itself. The camera was invented there in 1839, and the French were the very first to accord photography the status of art, preceding London, New York, and Tokyo, the other great contemporary centers of photographic culture. Klein inaugurated a revolution in photography by breaking with the medium&#39;s taboos and traditions. He developed a radically new way to take pictures, perfecting his graphic design-based style by incorporating elements of black humor, social criticism, satire, reportage, cinema, literature, and poetry, thereby creating a unique look that has since been so widely copied by other artists, graphic designers, and photographers (without credit being given to its creator) it is now part of our collective photographic vocabulary. A "must-have" title for William Klein collectors. <b><i> This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in metallic-silver marker on the title page by William Klein. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> 241 color, 91 duotone plates. "Paris + Klein" was selected by The New Yorker Magazine as The Best Photography Book of the Year 2002. William Klein&#39;s "Life Is Good And Good For You In New York: Trance Witness Revels" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WILLIAM KLEIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1891024698.

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        Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des Rives du Bosphore

      Book Description: ERTUG & KOCABIYIK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. Dust Jacket Condition: Brand New. 1st Edition. A rare edition hand bound by a Swiss master binder in exquisite leather and both covers and spine decorated in gold leaf inlaid motifs, 3 sides of the book covered with gold leaf. This edition truly a collectors item is sold exclusively by Interma in USA. In 1795 the Alsace-born Antoine Ignace Melling, who had come to Constantinople to seek his fortunes, was appointed imperial architect by the Ottoman sultan Selim III. During his tenure in that position, he also designed and landscaped a seaside palace for Selim&rsquo;s sister, Princess Hatice. While in Constantinople, Melling executed a number of astonishing panoramic views of the city and its environs. Melling returned to Paris in about 1803. In 1809 he set up an engraving studio for the purpose of reproducing these drawings. The completed images were published as a series of fascicles that were sent out to subscribers. The last one appeared in 1819. The Ertug & Kocabiyik facsimile edition of the complete book is produced from the original &ldquo;elephant folio&rdquo;, an unfolded first edition in the collection of Ahmet Ertug. The technical aspects of the project were done under the supervision of Mr Ertug in Switzerland by some of the world&rsquo;s leading facsimile specialists. This outstanding facsimile is a very limited edition of only 50 copies bound in leather that is intended for connoisseurs of exceptionally fine books. The binding and decoration of all the leather-bound copies were done by hand. The book measures 50 by 66 cms. The foldout image plates are 65 by 97 cms. There are 48 views of Constantinople in the late 18th century and also three maps. The text for this edition is bound and presented separately. The descriptions of the views in the facsimile edition are in the original French and an English translation is also provided. The ERTUG & KOCABIYIK facsimile edition of Voyage pittoresque is an outstanding achievement and one that is certain to appeal to collectors of rare books and to those who admire beautiful art objects. INTERMA is the exclusive distributor for Ertug & Kocabiyik Publications in USA and Canada, WORLDWIDE orders usually ship within 2 business days. 

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        Secunda Provence "O Lake of Light"

      Scottsdale, Arizona: Arthur Secunda, 2002. The Secunda Provence Suite took the artist and his collaborators two years to complete. The concept was rooted in his friend, Henry Miller&#39;s only published poem "O Lake of Light". This edition is limited to 20 copies and includes 9 originally boxed original giclee prints, each signed and numbered by the artist. Originally, the book sold to subscribers for $3,000. We have managed to obtain one of the twenty copies all printed on hand made acid-free imported paper and with Arthur Seconda&#39;s highly technical printing.. First Edition. Original Cloth in Case. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        City Life: Gerhard Richter

      Gli Ori, 2002.. First edition. Inscribed by the composer, Steve Reich and signed by the artist Gerhard Richter. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Wonderfully illustrated throughout by Richter&#39;s paintings composed while listening to Reich&#39;s work.

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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit [Peter Rabbit First Series Number One]

      London: Frederick Warne and Co Ltd, 2002. Limited Numbered Leatherbound Centenary Edition. Leather Bound. ______ Condition Summary: (Fine) A extremely tidy copy which is number 7 of a limited edition of just 100 copies. ______ All notable faults: Minor wear to the silver lettering on the spine. 14651. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> Limited Numbered Leatherbound Centenary Edition [Edition identified by: Publisher&#39;s stated imprint information] .

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        Martin Parr.

      (London: Phaidon Press, 2002).. Limited edition, no. 36 of 100 copies signed by Parr, oblong 4to, 352, (2) pp. Numerous illustrations in both colour and black and white. Held in a folding box with a limited edition print, "Steep Lane Baptist Chapel, Yorkshire, 1978", in the front of the box.

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        Il giardino dei semplici. Firenze

      Acquaforte mm. 260x307 su foglio di mm. 335x410. Didascalia di mano dell'A. in basso a sinistra, a destra dedica "Al comm. Carlo Fiorilli con grato animo per gli auguri più affettuosi nella Pasqua del MCMXIX". Storica incisione del Celestini conosciuta anche come "Via de' Serragli" (cfr. Il cerchio Magico. Omaggio a R. Fondi" 2002 p.77). Ottima impressione.

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        La Recherche - En ekspedisjon mot nord.

      Une expedition vers le Nord. Bilder fra Norge og Spitsbergen. Illustrations sur la Norvège et le Spitxberg. Redaksjon | édaction Nils M Knutsen, Per Posti. Angelica Forlag AS, Laholm 2002. Illustrerad med 126 litografier från Norge, Bjørnøya och Spitsbergen [Spetsbergen]. Förlagets vinröda halvklotband med förgylld pärm- och ryggtitel i vinröd originalkassett med monterad bild på framsidan. [35x50 cm=folioformat]. Förlagsnytt exemplar.. "Voyage de la Commision Scientific du Nord, en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitsbergen et aux Feröe pendant les Années 1838, 1839 et 1840, sur la corvette La Recherche ... M. Paul Gaimard". Nummer | Numéro 459 av et opplag på 500 nummererte eksemplarer | dúne série de 500 exemplaries numérotés. Ekspedisjonen 1838-40 ble ledet av den franske legen og natur-forskeren Paul Gaimard, men fikk sitt navn etter det praktfulle ekspedisjonsskipet, korvetten La Recherche. Ekpedisjonen var organisert som et samarbeidsprosjekt mellom franske og nordiske naturforskere, og den ble gjennomført i form av tre sommertokt til norsk og arktisk farvann i perioden 1838-40. Forskningsområdene var geologi, nordlys, marinbiologi og botanikk. Ekspedisjonen var i hovedsak naturvitenskaplig orientert, med hovedvekt på geologi, botanikk, marinbiologi, jordmagnetisme, astronomi, og nordlys, men viste også sterk interesse for allmenn-kulturelle forhold og levevis i Norge, ikke minst blant samene i Finnmark. Ekspedisjonen resulterte i en omfattende vitenskapelig rapport på 26 bind som ble utgitt i Frankrike. I tillegg ble det utgitt fem bind med litografier og tegninger av kunstnere som deltok på ekspedisjonen. En rikt illustrerad praktbok med text på norska och franska. Angelica Forlag AS har gitt ut en bok med reproduksjoner i stort format av de 126 litografiene fra Norge, Bjørnøya og Spitsbergen fra 1838, trykt i triplex på svakt gultonet papir. Boka er skrevet av 1. amanuensis Nils M. Knutsen ved Universitetet i Tromsø. Billedredaktør er informasjonsleder ved Tromsø Museum, Per Posti. Formgiver for boka er den fremstående svenske designeren Göran Carlsson. Hver bok er beskyttet av en stilig burgunder-rød kassett. Oljeselskapet TotalFinaElf Exploration Norge AS, har gitt generøs finansiell støtte til bokprosjektet og har gitt som gave til en del utvalgte franske og norske institusjoner og bibliotek. Dette er en av de mest påkostede og gedigne bøker som noen gang er utgitt i Norge

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