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        LORD OF THE RINGS, SILMARILLION, HOBBIT, BOOK OF LOST TALES, UNFINISHED TALES IN 8 VOLS Easton Press

      Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2003. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. All volumes Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

      London: Bloomsbury, 2003.. First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Tailor of Gloucester [Peter Rabbit First Series Number Three]

      London: F. Warne and Co Limited, 2003. Limited Numbered Leatherbound Centenary Edition, [First Printing]. Hardcover. Fine A extremely tidy copy, which is number 100 of a limited edition of just 100 copies. 17782. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> Limited Numbered Leatherbound Centenary Edition, [First Printing] [Edition identified by: Numbered on the free front endpaper].

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        Catalogue RaisonnĂ©

      Koeln: Taschen. Fine+. 2003. Limited Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Fine condition of all components. A most stunning collectible of art history; The life and work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser is brought together in this limited edition. Hundertwasser began to number and catalogue his works in 1954, completing his entire oeuvre before his death in February 2000. Each book is individually numbered and stamped by the Hundertwasser estate. Volume I contains text by Wieland Schmied, a long-time personal friend of Hundertwasser. Volume II comprises Hundertwasser&#39;s entire painted oeuvre, everything he ever produced, from postage stamps to architecture. This last book created by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, includes: - Two volumes in a slip case designed by Hundertwasser, - lavishly printed in ten colors on rounded, black-edged pages, - Hundertwasser&#39;s original layout design. -1,792 pages and about 1,900 illustrations, documenting Hundertwasser&#39;s life and oeuvre from 1928 to 2000, with many personal notes and comments by the artist. - An original 9 3/8 x 7 7/8" color etching, specially created for this edition, numbered and marked with the Hundertwasser estate stamp. Original First in German Language .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Somewhere Else

      [New York. 2003]. One of 20 copies, each signed in pencil by the author / artist and hand- numbered on the colophon, all on Magnagni Pescia cream paper. Page size: 10-5/8 x 7-5/8"; 20pp. Bound: loose folios in original putty-colored Twinrocker rustler handmade paper wrappers printed in black; housed in salmon-colored cloth clamshell box by Claudia Cohen. Printed letterpress in Garamond light in 18pt. at The Grenfell Press in New York by the artist / author. Each page is double-spread with the text going across both pages enfolded by the abstract images. The images are original lino cuts for the gray and woodcuts for the black, editioned by the author with the assistance of Leslie Miller at The Grenfell Press. This is a beautiful book with the black images floating on top of the gray lino cuts, giving a depth to the page that is completely unexpected. The poem leads the viewer / reader to reflect on what is really seen, light distortion, and ultimately what is real. The letterpress text and original graphic art lead the viewer / reader to the same reflection. This is a fascinating confluence of word and image - deceptively simple and elegant.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Study of Two Pears / Etude de deux poires. A Poem by Wallace Stevens with a translation into French by Bernard Noel and mezzotints by Judith Rothchild

      Verdigris Press Octon, France: Verdigris Press. 2003. One of 44 copies from a total issue of 50, all on Hahnemuhle paper, each copy signed in pencil by the artist, Judith Rothchild, and the printer, Mark Lintott, and hand-numbered in pencil; the 6 deluxe copies with an original copper plate and housed in custom-made clamshell box by Mark Lintott. 20pp; page size: 11 x 11-13/16". Bound: leporello loose in original wrappers that are green, brown, and gold screen-printed paper by Judith Rothchild, the title printed in dark green in French and English on the front and in dark brown on the brown spine, housed in publisher's slipcase of the same screen-printed paper by Rothchild.Judith Rothchild's mezzotints are extraordinarily beautiful with 9 separate plates (including title page) of single and double pears. There are pears blind engraved on the white spaces of the pages. The text is hand-set letterpress and was printed on an 1867 Albion press by Mark Lintott with Wallace Stevens' English verse in black and Bernard Noel's French translation following it in brown. Judith Rothchild's affinity for objects from the natural world - pomegranates, figs, grapevines - is confirmed in this splendid edition of Wallace Stevens' verse. It is about as lovely a book as I've seen - the velvety mezzotints infusing a mystery and wonder for the miracle of this fruit so taken for granted. Rothchild's sculptural pears are indeed what Stevens' meant when he wrote, "Opusculum paedagogum. / The pears are not viols, / Nudes or bottles. They resemble nothing else." See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Fragments of Light 2. Concept and Design by Kelly Driscoll. Translated by Zahra Partovi

      Vincent FitzGerald & Company New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company. 2003. One of 35 copies, each copy consisting of 7 plates of Depp Glass, each plate with a laser etch of the English translation of the verse of thirteenth-century Sufi philosopher and poet, Rumi. There is, as well, a laser etch of the original Persian verse. Laser etching accomplished by Laser Edge Designs. Each plate of glass is 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches. The concept and design for this book sculpture is by Kelly Driscoll. The type for the English translation is Diotima. The calligraphy is by Jerry Kelly. The printed colophon is by Wild Carrot Letterpress. Housed in a pale sea- green suede box with fall-down sides and held together by magnets imbedded in the box sides, fine. This is an extraordinarily beautiful book with the laser etch on each tablet visible through to the bottom from the top. The subtlety of the designs created by this assemblage is breathtaking, and the play of light through the glass captivating. Of course, the idea of a pre-codex text being made available in a contemporary pre-codex form seems miraculously simple; rather it is simply miraculous. Known for publishing the finest of contemporary artist's books, Vincent FitzGerald & Co., has once again created a thing of intriguing beauty One of the central figures of Islamic culture, Rumi (1207-1273) only recently began to emerge as a poet of significance to Westerners. Zahra Partovi, the translator, who now teaches the poetry of Rumi at The New School for Social Research, is widely acknowledged as one of the leading interpreters of his work for English-speaking readers. She has collaborated with Vincent FitzGerald on 6 previous limited editions of Rumi's work. Her own words on the significance of Rumi's poetry explain her work. "...the most remarkable biographical information about Jalaluddin Rumi's life is not the appearance and disappearance of the mystic Shams, but Rumi's imperative and conscious decision to make a change in his career from a Sufi teacher to a poet. Here the medium is truly the message: the most successful Sufi teacher of all times with countless devoted followers chooses to communicate through the path of poetry. This masterful poet combines philosophy, mysticism, and psychology in a language so piercing as to enter the realm of music. It is this element more than any other which has made Rumi's poetry so irresistible to readers for over seven hundred years. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        LIVING HISTORY

      Simon & Schuster New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003). First Edition. cloth. Fine in slipcase without dustwrapper, as issued. First Printing, Limited Edition. Illustrated with photographs. One of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED in full by the author, the former First Lady, New York Senator, Presidential candidate, and current Secretary of State. A large but undetermined number of copies of this title were apparently bound without the signed page making this a book one should not purchase still sealed in the shrinkwrap. This copy still retains the original shrinkwrap but the book has been removed to verify that the signed page is present.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        Elizabeth Costello - 1st American Edition/1st Printing

      Viking Penguin New York: Viking Penguin. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Author. 2003. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0670031305 . A handsome First (stated) American Edition/First Printing in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by author and Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee on the title page; This ingenious novel is structured around a collection of essays, all but two previously published, embedded within the story of aging Australian novelist Elizabeth Costello. Costello (who first appeared in Coetzee's 1999 volume "The Lives of Animals") gives her longest and most passionate speech in defense of animal rights, one of eight "lessons" the reader receives on what it means to be human .

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        6 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS BY CARROLL in The Henry Benyon Crichton Photograph Album of 54 photographs.

      This album of 54 early photographs includes six that are definitely known to be by Carroll, three that are "most probably" by Carroll and five that are "possibly" by Carroll - this according to Edward Wakeling (co-author of 'Lewis Carroll Photographer') who prepared a report on this album in 2003. FULL DETAILS & PHOTOGRAPHIC FILES CAN BE SENT ON REQUEST. * The six confirmed Carroll photographs are: 1) Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), assisted self portrait, taken on 2 June 1857 taken in the Deanery garden, Christ Church, image number 235. "Carroll was assisted in this self portrait by Lorina Liddell. He noted in his Journal for 2nd June 1857: "To try the lens, I took a picture of myself for which Ina took off the cap, and of course considered it all her doing!"" Taylor and Wakeling, p.177. This example has been trimmed to make a head-and-shoulders image. There are four other known original images of this photograph. 2) Osborne Gordon (1813-1883), MA Christ Church, taken by Carroll on either 3 or 4 July 1860, image number 595. "Gordon was Senior Censor, Reader in Greek and Rhetoric at Christ Church. There are two other known original images of this photograph. 3) Edward Stokes (1823-1863), MA Christ Church, taken by Carroll in June 1857, image number 217. There are three other known original images of this photograph.4) Thomas Jones Prout (1823-1909), MA Christ Church, taken by Carroll in June 1857, image number 238. There are three other known original images of this photograph:5) Thomas Vere Bayne (1829-1908), MA Christ Church, taken by Carroll during the spring of 1857, image number 181. Bayne was a lifelong friend of Carroll's. There are three other known original images of this photograph. 6) Charles Carr Clerke (1799-1877), DD Christ Church, taken by Carroll during the spring of 1857, image number 180. Clerke was Sub-Dean at Christ Church (1852) and chaplain to the Bishop of Winchester 1869-73. There is one other known original image of this photograph. * Because Carroll often printed very few copies of his photographs and his own records inexact, firm authentification of some photographs through comparison with another known example is impossible. However, the following photographs in the Crichton album would appear to Wakeling to be comparable with known Carroll photographs. In his opinion, they are most probably by Carroll: 1. Christ Church Tom Quad, with figures by Tom Gate, 224 x 176mm. 2. View across Christ Church Tom Quad looking towards the North Range, 171 x 225mm. 3. Portrait of Acland, 182 x 138mm. There are 5 further photographs - all portraits - that use a sitter's chair that also has featured in known Carroll photographs, and therefore could also possibly be by Carroll. FULL DETAILS AND IMAGES OF ALL THE 54 PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE ALBUM WILL BE SENT ON REQUEST.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        THE DARK TOWER V: WOLVES OF THE CALLA

      Hampton Falls New Hampshire: Donald M. Grant Publisher Inc. Hampton Falls, New Hampshire: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.,. 2003. cloth.. A fine set in fine dust jackets and cloth slipcase. (#96933). First edition. Limited to 1350 copies of which this is number 964 of 1300 numbered copies offered for sale, signed by King and artist Berni Wrightson.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        On Safari - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Author. 2003. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0810963329 . This unread Fine First Edition/First Printing in alike dust jacket is bound in tan cloth binding with embossed lettering. SIGNED by author LeRoy Neiman directly on the title page; Artist LeRoy Neiman produced this collection of 100 colorful paintings and sketches of African animals, landscapes and people during his "three-week bloodless safari" with the Maasai people .

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