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        A Postcard from Tunisia by Ruth Fainlight and Judith Rothchild

      Verdigris Press [Octon, France]: Verdigris Press. 2004. One of 27 copies, all on Hahnemuhle paper and signed in pencil by the artist and author, Judith Rothchild and Ruth Fainlight. 12pp; page size: 6-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches; bound: leporello style in original wrappers, screen printed in bright blue with abstract images (sea or sky), title in deeper blue on front wrapper, repeated on matching blue slipcase. Illustrated with two mezzotints, one etching, and four blind embossed images by Judith Rothchild. Noted American poet, Ruth Fainlight, has written this prose poem as a response to a post card sent to her by the artist, Judith Rothchild, in February of 2003. Both the words and image capture the sun, dust, warmth, smells - the atmosphere that is unique to the Mediterranean. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Salem's Lot

      (Wheat Ridge): Centipede Press. (2004). Published in an edition of 405 copies, this is one of one of only 25 Roman-numeraled copies printed on mouldmade Saunders Waterford paper and bound in Chieftain Goatskin and enclosed in a traycase of Japanese cotton. Only 15 of the Roman-numeraled copies were available for sale, the remainder being reserved for the author, photographer and the Press. This is number XIII. Signed by King and Uelsmann. A huge and elaborate limited edition of his second novel, first published in 1975 and here issued in a deluxe edition that includes the text of the original novel, two short stories related to it that were originally published in King's collection Night Shift, over 50 pages of material deleted from the original version, and a short introduction and a 1999 afterword by the author. Illustrated with seven full-page photographs by Jerry Uelsmann, an avant garde photographer renowned for his photomontage, whose work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many other institutions. The book is approximately 10" x 13" and more than 4" deep, and weighs over 13 pounds. Probably the most elaborate limited edition of King's work ever published, and the smallest limitation of any of his books that have been offered for sale, as far as we are aware. A virtually impossible King title to locate or obtain. A fine copy, in fine traycase. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Black Bear: Book Cover Designs By Dick Bruna / Zwarte Beertjes: De Boekomslagen Van Dick Bruna / Black Bear: Dick Bruna No Soutei No Shigoto

      Glyph.. Hardcover. B00AHPVNZY 2004 Glyph, "Second PrintEdition." Fine/Near Fine. 444 pages, including many illustrations in full color. A retrospective of the book cover design work of legendary Dutch artist and graphic designer Dick Bruna, spanning the years 1955-1975. The text is in English, Dutch and Japanese. This hardcover volume, in a like new mylar protected dustjacket, is in excellent and unread condition. The text is unmarked and the binding is sturdy. An exceedingly scarce and attractive collectible volume. In addition to the immense catalog of children's books which he authored, Bruna also illustrated and designed book covers, posters and promotional materials for his father's publishing company- A.W. Bruna and Zoon. His most popular designs graced the covers of the Zwarte Beertjes series of books, and are featured in this collection. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Fine. 1/1/0001. 2nd.

      [Bookseller: Kristian Strom, Bookseller]
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        The History Boys. An original hand-corrected script for the very first production of Bennett's multi-award-winning play

      2004. Ninety-two loose-leaved hole-punched sheets printed on rectos only. The cover sheet shows the printed text "Typed 13th January 2004 / Revised 20th January 2004 / Revised 18th February 2004" and then in Bennett's hand "Revised 16 March 2004" - just two days prior to the opening night. There are corrections and alterations in Bennett's hand on almost every page, some in pencil and others in red ink, including the replacement of a number lines by much lengthier monologues, this new text occasionally written onto the adjacent versos. In other instances replacement sheets with new dialogue have been taped over the original text or onto the versos, and some of these revisions then subsequently altered. Also included are two copies of the actors scripts, unbound A5 format, printed on both sides; the first a printed version dated 13th January 2004, and the second a photocopied typeset undated version, but clearly one of the first two revisions and including further printed alterations. These scripts came from the collection of Andrew Speed, Stage Manager of the National Theatre who occasionally appeared in certain performances as and when stand-ins were required. Almost anybody connected with the production could be called upon at any time to make up the numbers of the non-speaking cast - all that was needed was a white shirt, black trousers and the Cutlers' Grammar School tie. Andrew's prop school tie is included with the scripts. A unique and very desirable item. The play opened at the Lyttelton Theatre in London on 18 May 2004 where it played to sell-out audiences and its limited run was frequently extended. Winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play and Best Actor (Richard Giffiths) with subsequent productions winning both a Laurence Olivier Award and Tony Award for Best Play.. No Binding. Very Good.

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        Alla Lejos Y Hace Tiempo. (Far Away and Long Ago. A history of my early life) Two Volumes

      Ediciones Dos Amigos Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Dos Amigos. 2004. One of 45 copies, all on cream Velin d'Arches paper, signed in pencil by the artist, Alicia Scavino on page 119 of Vol. I. Illustrated with 11 full and half-page etchings and aquatints by Alicia Scavino. Page size: 10-3/8 x 13-3/4 inches; Vol. I, 146pp; Vol. II, 146pp. Bound: loose as issued in original pale green paper wrappers, housed in cork over boards clamshell box with title in green on spine, fine. Translated from English by Fernando Pozzo and Celia Rodriquez de Pozzo into Spanish, this beautiful edition contains images of the natural world, flowers, birds, animals, sometimes with the boy narrator. It is set in 12point Ronaldson and printed letterpress in three colors (green for chapter numbers in Vol. I, red for chapter numbers in Vol. II, green for chapter initial letters, text in black) by Ruben R. Lapolla under the direction of Samuel Cesar Palui and Ernesto Lowenstein. William Henry Hudson (1841-1922), author, ornithologist and naturalist, was born in Argentina to U.S. parents. At age 28 he moved to England where his ornithological titles earned him renown. This autobiographical reminiscence of his youth in Argentina rivals his novel, GREEN MANSIONS, as his best known work. His scholarly efforts were not eclipsed by his literary career. He was a founding member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and is considered a leading figure in the back-to-nature movement of the 1920's and 1930's. He is considered to belong to the national literature of the country of his birth, Argentina, and this extraordinary edition of his time there is a worthy homage. See an Image.

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        H.C. Andersens samlede værker. Romaner I-III.

      3 bind. Det danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab/Gyldendal, København 2004. 8°. 720; 608; 414 sider. Indbundet i smukke halvbind af lysebrunt gedeskind med topguldsnit, signeret Ole Olsen/Co'Libri.. Luksusudgaven af de tre bind i romaner i den nye serie af H.C. Andersens samlede værker. Indeholder "Improvisatoren", "O.T.", "Kun en Spillemand", "De to Baronesser", "At være eller ikke at være" og "Lykke-Peer"

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        The Writer

      Pacific Editions San Francisco, CA: Pacific Editions. 2004. One of 54 copies, a two-part limited edition, the larger book is printed on BFK Rives paper and the second volume - a flip book, or rather a "flutter book" is printed on card stock. Each copy is hand numbered and signed by the artist / printer / designer, Charles Hobson, on the colophon page. Page size: 11-1/8 inches x 7-15/16 inches; 16pp; plus 8pp. of images interleaved for large book; "flutter book" is 3-3/8 inches x 5-1/8 inches; 50pp. Bound: blue cloth spine with yellow and blue paste paper over boards, white label pasted to front panel for larger book; "flutter book" laid into oblong slipcase of blue linen with papers made from the artist's striking bird images. Both books are housed in a clamshell box designed to both hold the books and to act as a platform from which to read the two volumes in conjunction with one another. The edition in its box measures 12 inches x 12 inches x 1-1/4 inches. Charles Hobson has created not so much an illustrated edition of a well-known literary work, but more an interactive event for the reader / viewer and artist and author. The very act of "reading" Hobson's book is interpreting Wilbur's warm and gentle poem conveying a parent's respect and love for his child as she begins the voyage into adulthood. The larger volume is printed letterpress by Hobson in 14-point courier, with the assistance of Les Ferriss. The letterpress pages are interleaved with vellum pages containing hand-painted patterns printed as digital pigment prints into which have been hand cut the shapes of starlings in flight, a motif that is central to the poem. Initially, the vellum pages obscure the text, but then lift off to reveal with a flutter and a flap, the words of the poem. The smaller volume, or flip book, is hinged at the foredge and scored so it can open like an accordion. It contains selected words taken from the poem that reprise the poem with a new cadence. It is contained loose in its cover so that it can be held in the hand and ruffled with the fingers so as to set the starlings in flight, a visual metaphor derived from Wilbur's words. The poet's wish for his child is simple and heartfelt. The final pages of the book contain an original monotype printed over text from the poem, reproduced as a digital pigment print, which carries with it the feeling of uncertain first flight the father is sensing in his daughter. A larger version of this image, on BFK Rives and hand colored by Hobson is laid into the back cover of the clamshell box. This monotype is 6-1/2 inches x 5-3/4 inches and has a vellum 8 inch x 11 inch overlay printed with the word "cargo." See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Biblia sacra Mazarinea . Vollständige Faksimile-Ausgabe der 42zeiligen Gutenberg-Bibel, Mainz, 1454/1456. (Inc. 1 in der Bibliothèque Mazarine zu Paris). 2 Bde. Münster, Bibliotheca Rara, 2004. 324 Bll., 318 Bll. Mit zahlr. Initialen in Rot u. Blau. Fol. Goldgepr. OLdr.-Bde.

      Faksimile-Druck auf hochwertigem Vergé-Bütten der Papeterie de Lana, mit Wasserzeichen.- Dabei: Begleitband. Galantaris, C. 'Die Mazarine Bibel' MCDLV. Münster, Bibliotheca Rara, 2004. 71 S. Mit zahlr., teils ganz. farb. Abb. Fol. Illustr. OPp.

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        Munificentia Venetiarum

      Vatican: Archivio Segreto Vaticano, 2004 Chosen for its special value among those conserved and relative to the Veneto area, the original parchment dated 1586 has been kept in the Vatican Archives safe for centuries. This document (archive reference A.A., Arm. I-XVIII, 1302) was offered by the Venetian Doge Pasquale Cicogna (1585-1595), brave man of business and arms, Duke of Candia and Rector of Cyprus, in the name of the Serenissima Senate to Pope Sisto V, as magnificent residence of its “orator” in the Venetian Government, the palazzo owned by the Gritti family, previously residence of Doge Andrea Gritti (1533-1538), "in contrata Sanctae Iustinae, penes ecclesiam Sancti Francisci super Campo" where the Papal Nuncio lived in Venice (in just a small part). The golden seal of Doge Pasquale Cicogna is joined to the document by a red silk thread run through with gold threads. For centuries kept in the Secret Archives, the famous collection of Vatican gold seals is among the most important in the world. Kings, Princes and Emperors have sent their messages to the Popes over the centuries, corroborating the documents with their seal in a sign of devotion, which was made of gold on special occasions. This exclusive, unique edition will guide its lucky owners on a journey back in time, to the Venice of the Doges. The finely illuminated document has been chosen for its exceptional artistic work, and is corroborated by the splendid gold seal of Doge Pasquale Cicogna; the precious critical edition will give the fortunate owner of the "Exemplar" a chance to see the historic-political history of the Serenissima Republic and the richness of the Doges correspondence and the extensive value and preciousness of its contents. // Printed in May 2004 by "Art Color Printing", Rome, Italy on Magnani di Pescia Acqueforte paper 200 g. Limited Facsimile Edition of Three Hundred and ninety nine exemplars numbered 1/399 to 399/399 and twenty exemplars numbered I/XX to XX/XX for the whole world. The complete opera was stitched and bound by hand according to traditionnal methods using wooden plates covered with parchment and gold engravings. THIS IS COPY #114/399. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!!

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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      London: Tate Publishing, 2004. Deluxe Edition. Square quarto. Number 32 of 100 stamped copies bound in cloth, housed in a slipcase, and containing a special poster laid into a folder on the rear pastedown that has been SIGNED by all three artists. Essays by Gregor Muir and Carrie Wallis. Fine in yellow boards and illustrated slipcase.

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        The Curse of Lono

      Cologne: Taschen,, 2004. Folio. Original white cloth with illustration to front cover, titles to spine in black. Housed in an orange cloth slipcase, titles to cover and spine in black. All housed in the original printed packing box. All in fine condition. First Taschen edition. Artist's proof of 200 aside from the edition of 1000. Signed by Thompson and Steadman on the limitation page. Originally published as a quarto edition in 1983, this edition is in a larger format with full colour illustrations. Thompson died a month before the book was published

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lapis Lazuli

      (Saunders, Brittany, Illustrator). Yeats,William Butler. Lapis Lazuli. [Los Angeles, 2004]. Unique manuscript book. Chalk and water-colors and black ink calligraphy on hand-made paper. Folio (14 ½ x 10") 12 pages, 6 of text, 6 of illustrations, facing each other. Protected in black, decorated cloth folder. An evocative representation of William Butler Yeats' great poem. Brittany Sanders is a talented young artist who already has placed her unique artists books in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, and in the special collections departments of Yale, Brown, Stanford and UCLA. Her publications include; I was There: Rumor Fable Exploit (2002); Pickle the Parrot (2000). Her Last Night we Were Awoke: Lewis & Clark -Memory of a Journey (2003) was featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2004 exhibition Highlights of the Permanent Collection 1450 to the Present.

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        The (Mis) Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin, and Reward

      New York: Basic Books, 2004.. First edition. Octavo. Inscribed by Benoit Mandelbrot, "For William, with the compliments of the senior author Benoit Mandelbrot". Fine in a fine dust jacket. “The deepest and most realistic finance book ever published.” (Nassim Nicholas Taleb) The (Mis)Behavior of Markets, Mandelbrot joins with science journalist and former Wall Street Journal editor Richard L. Hudson to reveal what a fractal view of the world of finance looks like. The result is a revolutionary reevaluation of the standard tools and models of modern financial theory. Markets, we learn, are far riskier than we have wanted to believe. From the gyrations of IBM's stock price and the Dow, to cotton trading, and the dollar-Euro exchange rate--Mandelbrot shows that the world of finance can be understood in more accurate, and volatile, terms than the tired theories of yesteryear.The ability to simplify the complex has made Mandelbrot one of the century's most influential mathematicians. With The (Mis)Behavior of Markets, he puts the tools of higher mathematics into the hands of every person involved with markets, from financial analysts to economists to 401(k) holders.

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        Transplantation of the Pancreas

      3B: Springer. Fine. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. 0387005897 . This specific book is in fine condition with a hard board cover that has sharp edges/corners and a tight binding with the slightest bit of scuff to the corners. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. There is NO highlighting, underlining or notes on the pages. This is a remarkable book and is in fine condition. ; This is an authoratative medical text on the transplantation of the pancreas. It contains 246 illustrations, 44 in full color. ; 1.3 x 11.2 x 8.6 Inches; 676 pages .

      [Bookseller: Dr. Bookman]
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        Fire in the Nuts

      Woody Creek, Loose Valley, BlueGrass, High Desert: Gonzo International, Steam Press, Petro III Graphics, Sylph Publications,, 2004. Octavo. Original quarter red silk, illustrated glossy paper sides, morocco label to spine, brown endpapers. Housed in the publisher's black silk folding case. Illustrations throughout by Ralph Steadman. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 26 lettered copies signed by both the author and illustrator on the limitation leaf, with an original silkscreen print by Steadman.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les Riviera de Charles Garnier et Gustave Eiffel: Le rêve de la raison, édition bilingue français-anglais

      Imbernon, 2004. 31x24x2cm Relié

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        Black Palette

      New York. 2004. First Edition, one of 20 copies signed by the artist / author all on hand- made Magnani Pescia paper. Bound: loose as issued in black wrappers, housed in black silk - shot through with copper glints - clamshell box, with copper iridescent paper at all edges and spine, lettered in black on copper paper spine. 20pp; each of these 20 pages with original aquatint (in black, grays, and browns) by Sarah Plimpton, six poems printed letterpress in Walbaum type. The poems are: Black Palette, Spilled Light, Half Day, Color as Cold, Breath, Day to Day. The aquatints were printed by Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, New Hampshire; the text was printed at the Grenfell Press in New York City by Leslie Miller. The box was made by Claudia Cohen who has embodied lines from Plimpton's first poem in the box, "I tied the eyes together / and mixed the colors / black / the sun burned through..." as the black fabric used on the box is woven with copper as well as black threads, resulting in a black shot through with glints of sunlight. In all, a somber, elegant presentation of Plimpton's moving verses. The abstract images are organic in a way that always makes them move menacingly toward the poetry: taking aim, breathing fire, finally kept within some confines, acknowledging Plimpton's verse, "...but the sun had come through..." The artist tells us, "Black has always had an attraction for me - Black as in night, as in infinite space, the night sky, the black of the crow, every question seems to start and stop with black - black as soot, velvet black. Objects of color seem of this world, black draws to another." See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        The Spiderwick Chronicles Books 1-5 (5 vols. Complete) [SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING]

      Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers New York Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers 2003-2004 First edition vg Octavo. [16], 107, [7], [16], 108, [6], [16], 111, [3], [16], 111, [3], [16], 139, [9]pp. Uncut. Original illustrated paper covered boards. Color frontispiece in each volume. Each title-page is signed by both DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Original drawing by the illustrator on inside of frontispiece of first book. First edition, first printing (except book 4, which is a 2nd printing) of this masterpiece of fantastic literature. Bindings and interior as new.

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        The Laws of Texas [Gammel's] 1822-1897. 10 Volumes & Index. 11 books

      2004. Gammel, Hans Peter Nielson, Compiler. The Laws of Texas 1822-1897: Austin's Colonization Law and Contract; Mexican Constitution of 1824; Federal Colonization Law; Colonization Laws of Coahuila and Texas; Colonization Law of State of Tamaulipas; Fredonian Declaration of Independence; Laws and Decrees, with Constitution of Coahuila and Texas; San Felipe Convention; Journals of the Consultation; Proceedings of the General Council; Goliad Declaration of Independence; Journals of the Convention at Washington; Ordinances and Decrees of the Consultation; Declaration of Independence; Constitution of the Republic; Laws, General and Special, of the Republic; Annexation Resolution of the United States; Ratification of the Same by Texas; Constitution of the United States; Constitutions of the State of Texas, With All the Laws, General and Special, Passed Thereunder, Including Ordinances, Decrees, and Resolutions, With the Constitution of the Confederate States and the Reconstruction Acts of Congress. With an Introduction by C.W. Raines. Austin: The Gammel Book Company, 1898. Volumes 1-10. viii, 1528; iv, 1729; iv, 1586; iv, 1556; xii, 1686; iv, 1703; iv, 1532; ii, 1513; ii, 1399; ii, 1502 pp. Complete set. [With] Raines, Cadwell Walton. Analytical Index to the Laws of Texas, 1823-1905 (Both Dates Inclusive). Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones Company, 1906. 4, 559 pp. Together 11 books. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774167; ISBN-10: 1584774169. Hardcover. New. * This monumental compilation includes all material relating to congressional and legislative sessions as well as other significant documents. Taken together, these materials offer an incomparable guide to early Texas history. Indeed, C.W. Raines, the state librarian, praises Gammel in the introduction, noting "these volumes are in the nature of original evidence for the student of our jurisprudence, and that nowhere else can it be so well studied as to its origin, character, successive changes, and its present status as a blended system of the Roman Civil Law and the Common Law of England (Volume I, v). Published over one hundred years ago, it remains an invaluable resource. In Basic Texas Law Books, Jenkins says it is "the most valuable compilation of early laws of Texas, and still the most useful" (69). 

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        Tennessee. Three Plays by Tennessee Williams: These are the Stairs You Got to Watch, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie

      Librix Continuum; David Bruce Smith Publications Washington DC: Librix Continuum; David Bruce Smith Publications, 2004. Limited to 750 copies, unnumbered as issued. Elephant Folio. This exquisite book was undertaken in celebration of the Shakespeare TheatreÕs production of ÒFive by Tenn,Ó five one-act plays by Tennessee Williams and ÒTennessee Williams ExploredÓ at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The director of ÒFive by Tenn,Ó Michael Kahn, artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, has written the preface, and there is an introduction by the creator of this publication, David Bruce Smith. Hand bound into three volumes all housed in a box. Includes six full-page illustrations of ÒTennesseeÕs WomenÓ by Clarice Smith. Each of the three volumes features a color frontispiece by Smith and the additional three illustrations are loose. The artist signed each of the loose illustrations, and they fit neatly into a compartment within the box with a snap closure. All volumes and the box are bound in carbon colored faux suede and feature the title labels on the front covers. Handset and letterpress printed in Italy in four colors by Paolo Barbieri. Book design and binding by John Paul Greenawalt and Stephen L. Vanilio. In fine condition. Fine.

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        Endeavours and Experiments: John Buckland Wright's Essays in Woodcut and Colour Engraving together with other blocks remaining in his studio

      Fleece Press Upper Denby, Huddersfield: Fleece Press, 2004. Hard Cover. Deluxe Edition. 45 of 54 deluxe copies which include two tipped-in color prints and a signed loose print of Cafe Dansant No. 2. Laid in is a signed typed letter from printer Simon Laurence on his letterhead dated October 12th, 2003. This the fourth book in the John Buckland Wright series printed by the Fleece Press. It contains the ÒfreeÓ or autonomous prints not published in the previous volumes including book illustrations, commercial work and designs for cards, announcements and publishersÕ marks. It addition it features a descriptive account of all the rejected and unfinished blocks in the studio. A description and printed examples of WrightÕs experiments with color which culminated in two engravings ÒThe Blue DressÓ (1952) and ÒThe Red RoomÓ (1952) are also included; Wright died before completely finishing the latter. Before the printing of this book, neither of these engravings had been editioned. A print of WrightÕs larger wood engraving, Cafe Dansant No. 2 (1930) accompanies several of the volumes in this series including this one. Fine in quarter vellum with patterned paper boards and gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with many tipped-in illustrations, some of which are in color. Printed in Modern No. 7 type set at Whittington by Peter Sanderson on Magnani Avorio Biblos paper and bound by Smith Settle. The tipped-in reproductions were printed in Sheffield by J.W. Northend Fine Print. The print and book are housed in a fine orange cloth clamshell box with paper title label to spine. 71 pages. PRI/122409. Fine.

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        A History of English Law. 17 Vols. Complete set

      2004. Holdsworth, Sir William S. A History of English Law. Edited by A.L. Goodhart and H.G. Hanbury. With an Introductory Essay and Additions by S.B. Chrimes. Index volume prepared by John Burke. London: Methuen & Co., Ltd. and Sweet & Maxwell, 1964-2004. ISBN 0421313404. 17 volumes. Hardcover. New. * The best edition of an indispensable work of great authority incorporating the latest revisions and additions. "The only complete history of the English law in detail. Also much essential bibliographical information.... No review can give an adequate idea of the masses of valuable learning contained in these volumes, the extent and variety of the ground which has been covered, or the tireless labour and sober scholarship which have been devoted to the task.": T.F.T. Plucknett, Harvard Law Review 38:698-701 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 139.

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        The Life of St. Edmund King and Martyr

      London: Folio Society, 2004.. First Folio Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Limited Edition Two volumes in publisher's solander box. This facsimile has been reproduced from the manuscript MS Harley 2278 in the British Library. Limited edition of 1010, of which 1000 were for sale; this is copy number 823. Bound in full Nigerian goatskin with leather onlays over bevelled boards, blocked with a design by David Eccles, with handmade Italian laid-paper endleaves. All edges gilt. A fine copy of this exquisite Folio Society production, with no apparent defects or blemishes. Accompanied by a Commentary bound in full dark green buckram gilt with introduction, transcript and commentary by Anthony Edwards. The Commentary and box are also in fine condition. Standard domestic postage as quoted but other services will incur an additional charge.

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        He And His Man, The 2003 Nobel Lecture In Literature - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Penguin Books New York: Penguin Books. Fine+; Signed by Author. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0143034537 . A stunning First US Edition/First Printing in Very Fine condition. Bound in beige cloth with embossed black lettering and design. SIGNED by Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee directly on the title page; Nobel Prize Laureate John Maxwell Coetzee's "Lecture and Speech of Acceptance Upon the Award of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Delivered in Stockholm in December 2003" .

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        The Life of St. Edmund, King and Martyr; 2 Vols

      The Folio Society London: The Folio Society. 2004. Hardcover. Fine. One of 1010 copies, 1000 for Folio Society members (this one numbered 354). Two volumes (one in goatskin, one cloth hardbound), illustrated heavily, unpaginted. Both volumes fine in fine slipcase. The goatskin volume is a facsimile of The Life of St. Edmund, King and Martyr, reproduced from the manuscript MS Harley 2278 in the British Library, elaborate binding designed by David Eccles. A rare and gorgeous item. Published 2004. Digital pictures available on request.

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        Carl-Henning Pedersen 1-2. 1. Det oprindelige øje. 2. Akvareller og tegninger/Tekster og digte.

      2 bind. Borgens Forlag. København. 2004. 4°. Upagineret. Indbundet i 2 elegante halvbind af blåt og gulbrunt gedeskind med topguldsnit. Bindene er udført af Ole Olsen/Co'libri. Indlagt i den originale forlagskassette. Frisk sæt.. Signeret af Carl-Henning Pedersen

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      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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      Hampton Falls New Hampshire: Donald M. Grant Publisher Inc. Hampton Falls, New Hampshire: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.,. 2004. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket and cloth slipcase. (#96934). First edition. One of 1400 copies offered for sale, signed by King and the artist Darrel Anderson.

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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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