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        JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL

      Bloomsbury NY: Bloomsbury, 2004. First edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "9 Sept 2004" by Clarke on the half-title page. Illustrated flyer for the booksigning at The Center for Southern Literature at the Margaret Mitchell House laid in. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. The Sept. 9 date was the first booksigning event for this title. Signed & Dated by Author. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Magneticall Aduertisements: or divers pertinent obseruations, and approued experiments concerning the nature and properties of the Load-stone... most needfull for practise, of trauelling, or framing of Instruments fit for Trauellers both by Sea and Land.1616: Edward Griffin for Timothy Barlow, London.

      First edition, very rare, containing Barlow's fundamental discovery, the directional properties of the compass-needle. In this book the English word magnetism (and also magneticall) is used for the first time (OED). Horblit 83; Streeter 19 [same copy]. <br/><br/> Barlow "designed navigating instruments, polar charts, and compasses. He explained the difference between iron and steel needles; improved the needle's shape; made an easily removable card so the needle could be easily remagnetized; gave instructions as to the best method of remagnetizing the needle by stroking it with the lodestone three or four times from the needle's center to the ends, using the north end of the lodestone for the needle's north end, and the south for the south. He also designed an azimuth compass for measuring the variations which happened to be an improvement on the instrument designed by Norman and Borough; it was a compass with sights and a verge ring marked in degrees, the first such compass, and was to be used by grateful seamen for over two hundred years" (Gurney, <i>Compass, a Story of Exploration and Innovation</i>, New York, 2004 p.64). <br/><br/> Barlow's interest in magnetism, which had begun some forty years before the publication of this book, involved him in relations with William Gilbert (1540-1603). Gilbert's <i>De magnete</i> (1600), which was written in Latin, discussed magnetism at length, but he took the Copernican heliocentric view whereas Barlow, as a good churchman, stuck to the geocentric view. Barlow writes in English, and he acknowledges (on A2v) the influence of Gilbert: 'before, and also after the setting forth of D. Gilberts booke: And none more earnest herein that D. Gilbert himselfe, vnto whom I communicated what I had obserued of my selfe, and what I had built vpon his foundation of the Magnetisme of the earth.' We learn also that he had in 1609 ('about seauen yeeres since') given a copy of the manuscript for Prince Henry (whose chaplain he was) to Sir Thomas Challenor, chamberlain to the prince. Challenor lost or mislaid the manuscript, as he did a second copy, so that although he had undertaken to see the book into print, it was left to Barlow himself, after Challenor's death in 1615, to make sure it saw the light of day. It was dedicated to another important scientific figure interested in magnetism, Dudley Digges (1583-1639), who had for many years urged Barlow to publish on this subject. <br/><br/> The book brought Barlow into conflict with Mark Ridley, formerly physician to the tsar of Russia, who had published his own <i>Magnetical Bodies and Motions</i> in 1613. The two men then engaged in a pamphlet war: Ridley accused Barlow of plagiarizing <i>Magnetical Bodies</i>; Barlow accused Ridley of having surreptitiously gained access to his manuscript when it was in the hands of Challenor. "Ridley then claimed that Barlow had simply copied from <i>De magnete</i>, although Barlow had annexed in Advertisements a letter which he had received from Gilbert referring to their shared ideas, and praising Barlow's scientific achievements" (ODNB). <br/><br/> STC 1442 (copies in USA at Boston Public, Folger, Huntington, Pennsylvania, U.S. Naval Academy Nimitz, Wisconsin-Madison, Yale); Taylor, Mathematical Practitioners 129. <br/><br/> The Horblit-Streeter copy was auctioned in 2007 for $36,000; Wheeler Gift 89; Andrade 27; Penrose 19; Honeyman 214.. Small 4to (181 x 130 mm), pp [xvi] 86 [2: letter from Gilbert] (without the errata leaf), 2 full-page woodcuts of compasses, several woodcut diagrams in text, 3 cm closed tear to A4 (no loss), latter half calf over marbled boards, with the Macclesfield book plate to front paste down, a very good copy

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        Trash zapping pixel mister trash facendo zapping fa incontri tra i pixel - novella visuale in undici quadri milano viappiani 2004

      In folio /album (cm. 36 x 46) - cartella in similpelle - 23 tavole (lucidi, tridimensionali e animate) femate con anelli - opera autenticata dall'Autore - ex. allo stato di nuovo

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        My Life - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. As New in As New dust jacket; Signed by Author. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0375414576 . A most handsome stated First Edition/First Printing in unread As New condition in alike dust jacket, SIGNED by author and U. S. President "Bill Clinton" directly on the title page. First state with typo "failure of my life" in last sentence of Acknowledgement section. This particular copy, purchased June 22, 2004 in a book store in Clinton's home town Chappaqua, NY, often dubbed as the Chappaqua edition, contains unattached (unsigned) Chappaqua book plate numbered 2706. A stunning presidential collectible; President William Jefferson Clinton's book is one of the most concretely detailed, most nuanced accounts of a presidency ever written illustrating the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day bombardment of problems, personalities, conflicts, setbacks, and achievements .

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        Tales from Shakespeare - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Scholastic Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Author & Illustrator. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0439321077 . A beautiful unread First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. This copy is SIGNED by individual artists Barbara McClintock, Diane and Leo Dillon, Chesley McLaren, John J Muth, and Mark Teague directly opposite the title page and by Kadir Nelson, Mary Grandpré and David Shannon on laid-in Scholastic book plate; A delightful retelling of ten of Shakespeare's most popular works. Each of the ten tragedies and comedies is beautifully illustrated by an award-winning artist. Included are: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, As You Like It, Macbeth, The Tempest, Othello, Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet .

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