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        Memories of a Dog (deluxe signed slipcase issue)

      Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover.. Fine/Fine. 8vo, 192pp. Black boards in photographic dustwrapper. Numerous Black & White plates. One of 100 signed and numbered copies. Slipcase has minor shelfwear, book fine. More images available on request. Superb first english language collection of essays by Daido Moriyama. Texts serve an essential introduction to the work of Moriyama, the great japanese photographer. 73 plates also show his work, which for those of you who are unfamiliar, is excellent. From the press release- "Daido Moriyama is without question one of Japan's most important contemporary photographers and it is not surprising that this memoir, first published as a series of essays in Asahi Camera twenty-one years ago, is regarded as a classic in photographic literature. In "Memories of a Dog", Moriyama approaches photography through language, and it is difficult to say which is the more evocative medium. His vividly expressive prose is in perfect harmony with the grainy, black and white images that in turn have a poetry all their own. As both reader and viewer one becomes completely absorbed, and photographs that will always be remarkable are given a new, very personal, layer of meaning. This is an eloquent autobiographical account of the artist's progress through life." Boldly flatsigned 'Daido' to titlepage.

      [Bookseller: november-books]
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        [The Twilight series:] Twilight; New Moon; Eclipse; Breaking Dawn

      New York, Little Brown and Company,, 2005-08. 4 volumes, octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jackets. Spines bumped, dust jacket lightly creased to foot of spine of Twilight otherwise all in excellent condition. All first editions, first printings. Eclipse and Breaking Dawn are signed by Meyer to the title page. Together with a loose photograph of Meyer signing Eclipse and an advance screening invite for New Moon on Broadway.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book One [SIGNED + Photo]

      NY: Little Brown & Co 2005 - First edition, FIRST PRINTING (full number line from 10 to 1), SIGNED by STEPHENIE MEYER with her usual squiggle directly on the title page (simply signed, not inscribed to anyone); hardcover with the FIRST-STATE dustjacket; in FINE-/FINE- condition (no marks, not book-club ed., not price-clipped, etc; slight shelf wear); comes with a GLOSSY PHOTO of the author at the signing event! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookcount]
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        Twilight

      New York: Little, Brown, 2005.. First edition of the author's first book in the acclaimed Twilight Series. Octavo, original black boards. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine first issue dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        No Country for Old Men

      New Orleans: B.E. Trice, 2005. Gilt lettered quarter dark brown leather over marbled boards. Housed in burgundy cloth slipcase. Edition limited to 325 numbered copies signed by the author. This is number 269. There were also 75 deluxe copies. Made into an award winning movie. Like all good suspense stories, this is a chase. Fine copy of what will be considered in the future, a classic.. Signed By the Author. Limited Edition. Quarter Leather. Fine. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        AEIOU: Any Easy Intimacy

      Jeffrey Brown [No place]: Jeffrey Brown. [circa 2005]. First. True first edition, pre-dating the Top Shelf edition. 24mo. Tape bound spine with stiff paper wrappers. Fine with one barely noticeable spot on the front wrap, possibly an ink smudge from Brown. A limited edition of 390 copies (one for each comic panel) with a hand drawn cover by Brown replicating one of the interior panels and tipped in is a small clipping from his notes. Also hand drawn is the text on the rear wrap and a star on the pages ends. The final book of The Girlfriend Trilogy by this Ignatz Award-winning independent comic artist who has been featured on National Public Radio's This American Life. Scarce. OCLC locates no copies of the limited edition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Halloween Tree - Signed Lettered Edition

      Gauntlet Press, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing of this edition, one of 52 Lettered copies with extra materials not found in the numbered edition.  Exculsive to the Lettered Edition are such bonus materials as previously unpublished Halloween poems, the previously unpublished short story The Elevator and more. SIGNED by Bradbury. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket and matching leather bevelled traycase.  Chapbook FRAGMENTS by Ray Bradbury included as issued. The 494 pages of the full leather-bound book include a typeset version of Bradbury's preferred text, the original manuscript (complete with handwritten corrections) Bradbury sent to Knopf publishing, a screenplay Bradbury wrote before he wrote the novel (in manuscript form) and the typeset version of his Hanna-Barbera screenplay. The front and back covers are decorated with reproductions of oil paintings of Halloween trees done by Ray Bradbury.

      [Bookseller: Blue Sky Books]
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        Corrugations; Some speculations on Australian Tin

      Marcham, Oxford: Alembic Press, 2005. Two oblong quarto volumes. (22); (22)pp., accordionfold. One of thirty-five copies. The two volumes are meant to be opened in tandem: the first volume contains a poem by Anne Bell printed in grey ink, illustrated with color linocuts, including five pop-ups, by the Australian-born painter and printmaker Katie Clemson. Depicted are sheds, silos, water towers, factories, and other buildings made from corrugated iron. Clemson captures the look of buildings in the haze of heat, using pale yellows, blues, and shades of green. The other volume contains a long, continuous linocut depicting graffiti on the side of a corrugated iron fence. A celebration of the cheap, durable, and lightweight building material that has become an iconic part of Australia's architectural landscape. Both volumes are bound in metallic pastepaper and housed together in a red cloth drop-back box, which has a small silver corrugated strip inlaid to the lid. With a color linocut of a corrugated iron shack laid in, captioned "If houses could talk" in pencil and signed and numbered by Clemson. Also laid in is a broadside of the entire poem. Designed, printed, and bound by Claire Bolton. Extremely fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        ARABIAN NIGHTS AND DAYS [10 PRINTS]

      N Y: Limited Editions Club. Fine with no dust jacket. 2005. Clamshell case. Color Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Aprox 19 x 16.5". Illustrated with 10 large original Serigraph prints by Nazli Madkour, each signed and numbered in pencil. Limited to 60 copies. In publisher's brown clamshell case with morrocco leather label. Loose plates as issued on heavy rag paper number 29/60. Arabian Nights and Days. [In June 2005 the Limited Editions Club published 300 copies of Arabian Nights & days (40X40cm) all signed by both the author and the artist. In addition 60 portfolios of the same size of the book were also published containing 10 signed illustrations, each signed by the artist and numbered 1-60] .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        Toad in Disguise. [Original Watercolour]

      Vancouver: Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts [copyright date d00], Original watercolour. () Very good. Image 7" X 6" (in frame which measures 16" X 13"). Beautifully vibrant original watercolour. Dark green matting in decorative carved wooden frame. Charles Van Sandwyk is a Vancouver artist and author who has attained renowned status and won numerous awards as a fantasy artist. His paintings can be found in the National Gallery of Canada and his illustrations are featured in such books as the Folio Society's "The Wind in the Willows" , & the Blue Fairy Book, as well as his own self published books such as: "Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds". Depicts a scene from the Wind in the Willows, in which Toad dresses up as a washer woman, as illustrated by Van Sandwyk in 2005. Painting signed by the artist on bottom left. Canadian Artist . .

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Shepard's New York Supplement Citations. 24 books to Dec 2011 supps

      2010. Shepard's New York Supplement Citations. 24 books. 2005 Bound Volumes 1-18; 2005-2008 Bound Supplement Volumes 1 to 3; 2008-2011 Bound Supplement Volumes 1 to 3 with September 2011 yellow supplementary pamphlet A and B and red December 2011 supplementary pamphlet. Ex-private law firm library, very good. Publisher's Price USD 11,779.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        DPM Disruptive Pattern Material: An Encyclopaedia Of Camoflage Nature, Military, Culture

      Frances Lincoln Ltd 2005 - "This encyclopedic art book charts the history of camouflage from its inspiration in nature, through its adoption by the military, to its current uses in design and popular culture. Divided into two books totaling 944 pages, DPM offers comprehensive coverage of this multifaceted and highly engaging subject. It contains more than 5,000 images by the world's leading nature, military and fashion photographers. It includes a comprehensive guide to the camouflage patterns issued to soldiers of 107 nations around the world and documents the rise of camouflage outside the armed forces - its use by anti-war protestors in the 1960s, further exploration by modern artists, and reinvention within areas such as fashion, architecture, music, film and sport. Depictions of camo-clad cultural icons such as David Beckham, Robert De Niro, U2, Notorious B.I.G., Ali G, Neneh Cherry and Joe Strummer illustrate the theme. Rescuing camouflage from its unhappy associations with war and conflict, this book emphasizes its natural beauty. It is the modern reference guide for both the novice and the seasoned camoufleur." 2-vol. hardcover set in sturdy case, with several samples of camouflage pattern. A definitive work about the idea and the practise of camouflage. Fine condition. It weights around 6 kg: shipping rate will be quoted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: A&M Bookstore / artecontemporanea]
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        THEN & NOW: HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, 1973-2004 - Rare Signed Copy of The First And Only Edition

      Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2005 - 1st Printing. Signed. 148 pages. Published in 2005. Artist Book. One of the most important art and photography books of our time. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The edition is now very scarce. A brilliant production by Ed Ruscha and Gerhard Steidl: Oversize-volume format. As if to make a statement about the "weight" of time's passage, it is a huge book that weighs 7 pounds. Cream cloth boards with titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Art by Ed Ruscha. There is no text. Cardboard slipcase with black titles on one side. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents one of Ed Ruscha's most stunning Artist Books ever, well worth the 27-year wait. In July, 1973, Ruscha, "loading a continuous strip of 30 feet of Ilford FP-4 black-and-white film into his Nikon F2 and then mounting it on a tripod in the bed of a pickup truck", drove back and forth across the 12 miles of street, shooting both the North and South sides of its entire length. The negatives were developed and the materials placed in storage. Thirty years later, in 2003, a digital record of Hollywood Boulevard was created and it served as a reference guide for a film documentary in 2004. The resulting materials of both shoots have been scanned and digitally composed into four panoramics of the complete twelve miles. The original 1973 North side view is shown along the top of the page and juxtaposed with its 2004 version. The panoramics face each other and they are aligned" (Publisher's blurb). While the sheer size of this book departs from his small, cheaply produced, and now-iconic Artist Books, it remains a continuation of Ruscha's Artist Book aesthetics simply because his whole art is deeply rooted in graphic design. His genuine understanding of and fondness for the singular gaudiness of American culture is also self-evident. "Good art should elicit a response of 'Huh? Wow! ' as opposed to 'Wow! Huh? ' " (Ed Ruscha). When one sees Ed Ruscha's "Then & Now", the response after "Huh?" can only be "Wow!" . An absolute "must-have" title for Ed Ruscha collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the front free endpaper by Ed Ruscha. Ruscha's signature on this copy is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen. This title is a contemporary art and photography classic. 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. 4500 black-and-white and 13000 color plates. Four of Ed Ruscha's Artist Books were selected as among the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest living artists. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ED RUSCHA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3865211054. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KIKUJI KAWADA: THE MAP (CHIZU)

      Nazraeli Press & Getsuyosha Ltd., Tucson, AZ & Tokyo 2005 - np, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in Japanese and English. With a chronology. "Originally published on August 6, 1965 - the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima - Kikuji Kawada's "The Map (Chizu)" is a true icon in the history of photographic publishing. Its status as the "ultimate photobook-as-object", coupled with its scarcity, combined to make it one of the most famous and sought-after photographic publications in existence. "The Map" combines powerful graphic design with a masterful photographic narrative exploring recent Japanese history - its imperialist past, western-influenced popular culture, and brutally violent clash with the United States. The photographs, many visible only with the opening of the multiple double-page gatefolds, capture on high-contrast film scenes of places and objects seared with the memory of horrific wartime events, from the atomic-bomb dome in Hiroshima to a trampled Japanese flag. Nazraeli Press in association with Getsuyosha Ltd. is proud to announce a facsimile reprint of this historic book. This edition is limited to only five hundred copies for distribution in the United States and Europe. Each copy is hand-numbered and signed by the artist, who also oversaw production of the project". A pristine copy of the 2005 NUMBERED AND SIGNED Nazraeli Press edition (whose 1965 Bijutsu Shuppan-sha first edition is cited on pages 286-287 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I" and pages 212-213 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book") still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Crusader's Cross

      Gladestry: Scorpion Press. (2005). Letter G of 15 lettered copies of this Dave Robicheaux novel, reserved for private distribution. Signed by Burke and by Robert S. Reid, who provides a foreword that appears only in this deluxe limited edition. Quarterbound in leather; fine. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        His Dark Materials, Signed, Limited Numbered Edition, Northen Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass

      London: Scholastic Press, 2005. Limited/Numbered. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A set of the Signed, Limited, Numbered and Slipcased, 10th Anniversary Edition 1995-2005. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. 3 volumes. Each individually numbered from a worldwide limitation of just 1000, and signed directly to title-page. All sealed in their original shrinkwrap, housed in the Publisher's pictorial slip cases as issued. Also included is the special foldout: HOW TO READ THE ALETHIOMETER. SIGNED by Philip Pullman. As New . This is the first-state "Alethiometer pamphlet" issued at the release of The Amber Spyglass in 2000, and is one of the rarest and most sought after items of Pullman ephemera. Special Bonus by Philip Pullman: "Perverse, All Monstrous, All Prodigious Things." SIGNED. In wraps, as issued, As New, unread copy. This is Pullman's full address, delivered at the 2002 NATE Conference. One of only 500 copies printed, this is a very elusive title, especially in it's signed state. Digital photo's available, please inquire if interested. As New / As New.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        His Dark Materials. [Tenth Anniversary SIGNED set] Northern Lights. [Golden Compass] The Subtle Knife. The Amber Spyglass

      Scholastic Press, London. 2005., 2005. 3 volumes 8vo. Limited edition SIGNED by the author. Fine /as new in like dustwrappers, each contained in a slipcase and sealed in the original wrapping. The complete set. The award-winning 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, available for the first time in this redesigned slipcased edition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        HIS DARK MATERIALS Trilogy. Signed set. NORTHERN LIGHTS; THE SUBTLE KNIFE; THE AMBER SPYGLASS. Tenth Anniversary set

      Scholastic U.K ltd. London. 2005. SIGNED, LIMITED EDITIONS. Three volumes. 8vo. Each on of 1000 copies numbered and signed by Pullman on the title pages. Fine, bright copies in original purple, amber and red cloth, spines lettered in gilt. All in original fine and clean colour dustwrappers and slipcases. These collectors editions were issued to mark the tenth anniversary of the first appearance of the first book in the series and contain new extra material. Volume 1; Notes by Lord Astriel from Jordan College Library.- Vol. 2; Notes and Drawings by Colonel John Parry. - Vol. 3; Papers by Mary Malone from secret Magisterium Files.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        AT LA PUERTA ESCONDIDA

      (Retaud): Pré Nian. (2005). 14"x 15", loose sheets in stiff paper wrapper in hand-made box. not paginated.. Limited to an edition of 35 copies bound thus, signed by both Ferlinghetti and Bracaval. The poem appears in English and in French (translated by Ève Lerner) on separate pages. Each of the five full-page etchings are numbered and signed by Bertrand Bracaval. All are contained in a heavy paper wrapper inside a hand-made box by Jeanne Frère. Prospectus laid-in. Bracaval has been awarded many prizes through nearly four decades beginning with the Prix Lafont in 1967 and most recently the Prix Robert Beltz in 2002. His works are continually exhibited and are held in such public collections as the Centre George Pompidou, British Library, and the Boston Athenaeum.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Autograph musical manuscript of "Say Thou Dost Love Me. Sonnets from the Portuguese XXI," a work for unaccompanied voices (soprano, alto, tenor and bass), signed and dated Ithaca, 21 January 2012. [Subtitle]: Written "For the 25th anniversary of The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Artistic Director" and dedicated to Mimi Stillman

      6 ff. Large oblong folio (375 x 292 mm.). Notated in pencil on one side of each leaf only on 14-stave Carta No. 25 music manuscript paper. With text by Elizabeth Barrett Browning commencing "Say over, say over, say over again, and yet once over again, that thou dost love me." . Stucky, a major figure on the contemporary American music scene, is one of the most highly regarded and frequently performed living composers. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his Second Concerto for Orchestra in 2005 and has written commissioned works for many of the major American orchestras. Long associated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was resident composer from 1988-2009, Stucky studied with Karel Husa at Cornell and has been a professor of composition there since 1980. & & "Stucky's style combines rigorous compositional techniques with direct, eloquent expression. This mixture results in colourful, variegated and attractive musical structures that exhibit clear formal patterns and carefully organized pitch arrangements. The influence of Bartók and Lutoslawski lends an Eastern European character to works such as Voyages (1984) and the Double Concerto (1985). Several other works (Boston Fancies, 1985; Concerto for Orchestra, 1986–7; Son et lumière, 1988) refer to Stravinsky in their juxtaposition of blocks of material. In later works, Stucky’s harmonic language develops from atonal aggregates like those of Berio and Lutoslawski towards harmonic complexes that allude to triadic structures." James P. Cassaro in Grove online & & Browning (1806-1861) was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her acclaimed "Sonnets from the Portuguese," a collection of 44 love sonnets written just prior to her marriage to Robert Browning in 1846, were first published in 1850.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        A Coney Island of the Mind

      San Francisco: Arion Press, 2005. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. Number 257 of 300 copies. Signed by the poet and artist. This is the seventy-fourth publication of the Arion Press and is a deluxe limited edition of this famous poetry collection, first published in 1958. It has continued since that time to be perhaps the most popular book of poetry in the United States. For this handsome edition, the artist R.B. Kitaj drew two charcoal portraits of the poet. The folio volume was designed and produced under the direction of Andrew Hoyem. Handset in Goudy Light and Goudy Heavy and printed on mouldmade Hahnemuhle Burgra paper, as is the prospectus. Bound in light brown paper boards with dark brown linen spine. Housed in a paper-covered slipcase with brown linen spine and edges. Prospectus laid in. In fine condition. 48 pages. PRI/120211.

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        No Country For Old Men

      New York: Knopf, 2005 First USA Edition. Fine book in a Fine DJ. Signed by the author on the front tipped in page. Basis for the Coen Brothers academy award winning film.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

      New York: Knopf, 2005. First Edition. Very fine in like unclipped dj with some minor scuffing rear panel.. First Edition. A Novel. One of an unknown number of copies signed by McCarthy on a special tipped-in sheet. Apparently there were very few of these, and they are now almost impossible to find. 8vo boards.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern.

      Hatje Cantz Verlag 2005 - Sehr schönes, innen wie außen sauberes Exemplar. Gelesene Ausgabe in hervorragendem Zustand. Seiten sind intakt und weisen weder Notizen noch Unterstreichungen auf. Der Buchrücken zeigt keinerlei Knicke oder andere Gebrauchsspuren. Der Artikel wurde zur Aufhebung der Buchpreisbindung verlagsseitig als Mängelexemplar gekennzeichnet.Umschlag leicht eingerissen.- Ihr Versandantiquariat Der-Philo-soph, der Online-Händler mit der schnellen Lieferung! An Werktagen versandfertig innerhalb 24 Stunden! 424 S. Deutsch 1999g

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        Cosmogonie Intime / An Intimate Cosmogony. Poems by Yves Peyré. English translation by Elizabeth R. Jackson. Drawings by Ray Rice. Bookwork by Felicia Rice.

      [Santa Cruz, California:] Moving Parts Press, 2005 One of twelve copies hand-painted by the artist, out of a total edition of ninety-six copies. The remaining copies were colored by pochoir. Signed by the printer and the translator and initialed "rR." The illustrator, Ray Rice, died in 2001. [36] leaves, printed on Fabriano Artistico paper, on one side only, and folded accordion style, in white pictorial wrappers, with glassine. Parallel English and French texts. Pochoir colored illustrations on each page and on the cover. Folio (10 x 15"). . As new in publisher's plain paper slipcase. Yves Peyré, in addition to being a leading French poet, is Director of the Bibliothèque littéraire Jacques Doucet, the French government's library of first editions, manuscripts, and publications of modern French literature. Artist Ray Rice is the father of the printer, Felicia Rice. He spent over fifty years on the modern American art scene as a painter, mosaicist and animator of experimental films.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        MEIN KAMPF

      Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book 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. A Pristine copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Mayflies of the Driftless Region [Deluxe Edition]

      Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2005. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. Number 8 of 50 copies of the deluxe edition, signed by the author. There were also 300 copies issued in the standard edition and 50 copies issued unbound. Includes thirteen entomological identifications of mayfly specimens. For three years fly fisherman (and artist) Gaylord Schanilec became entranced by the mayflies he found fluttering about his favorite fishing spots lining the Mississippi River. He collected countless specimens, which he examined under his microscope and sent to entomologist Clarke Garry for identification. According to the author "to be included in this book, a mayfly had to be of importance to fly fishers - and I also had to catch one." Each specimen is illustrated with a color wood engraving and described with a scientific and at times poetic set of key characteristics. This deluxe edition is housed in a slipcase with a glass window at the top revealing eight fly fishing flies hand tied by David Lucca. The book is accompanied by a portfolio which contains seven proof sheets and an extra suite of the 13 engravings, each titled and signed. It is bound in full brown leather with a gilt fly on the spine, and the portfolio is bound with leather spine and green paper boards. The wood engravings in the book are printed on Gampi Torinoko paper. The type was composed by hand in Bembo Monotype. The slipcase is edged in matching leather with panels covered in green paper; the glass window is held into place with wood and the base is also wood. Winner of a Judges Choice Award at the 2005 Oxford Fine Press Bookfair and of the Carl Hertzog Award for ‘excellence in book design';. The vast majority of the 50 deluxe copies have entered institutional collections, with what appears to be fewer than 20 copies in private collections. 88 pages. & We are offering this set with an additional suite of progressive proofs which are housed in a blue cloth slipcase. Number 12 of 13 copies, signed by the illustrator. The proofs show the separate layers of color that were printed on top of each other to form each finished illustration. Progressive proofs for all 13 illustrations are included. [Approximately 50 loose sheets.].

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        The Age of Partial Objects

      2005. Fine. 18 of 25 copies. Dean Dass is a noted artist, printmaker, and book artist. There have been many exhibits of his work , which can be found in both public and private collections. He has taught at the University of Virginia since 1985. Until this book, all of his books over the past twenty years have been manuscripts and thus unique. The Age of Partial Objects is his first editioned book. He worked on it for 18 months in order to not compromise his ideas of what is a book. For him the tension between the unique and the reproducible is vital. According to his artist's statement, this book turns Melanie Klein's clinical term "partial objects" into a metaphor for an age consisting of fragments and fragmented knowledge. The result of his efforts is a stunning book that conveys mystery, the incomplete, and the melancoly of existence. On various papers, Dass used gouache, collage, pencil, inkjet, etching lithography, Xerox and Xerox transfer, and letterpress to create this book. Bound in grey and silver paper laminated on cotton with letter press text of title on cover. Quarto in fine condition. 150 pages. ArtistsBooks/110910.

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        Bertien Van Manen: A hundred summers, a hundred winters / Your Snaps

      Koln: Schaden, 2005. The bag is missing a snap, else all elements fine and as issued. Projects from this series surface infrequently on the market.. Limited Edition. From Schaden's Marks of Honour Series where contemporary photographers chose books influential to them and created unique works of art around them. 41 photographers participated, including Stephen Gill who selected Bertien van Manen's A hundred summers, a hundred winters as the centerpiece of his project. Number 5 of 5 copies SIGNED by Gill and including the following: a signed copy of the second printing of Van Manen's book, two c-prints: one by Gill from the Lost series, 5/10, signed; and one by Van Manen, unnumbered, but signed and dated 1993, of a print made in Russia during the publication of A hundred summers, a hundred winters, but not included in the book; both prints and the colophon sheet are contained in a box entitled "Your Snaps" which lies with Van Manen's book in a special linen bag executed for this project.

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        Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays

      New York, Boston: Little Brown, 2005.. First edition, first printing. Octavo. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Foster Wallace on the title page. "If you want to know who's holding up the high comic tradition-passed down from Sterne to Swift to Pynchon- it's Wallace." [Jeffrey Eugenides].

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        LACHAPELLE: ARTISTS & PROSTITUTES - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER

      (LACHAPELLE, DAVID). LaChapelle, David. LACHAPELLE: ARTISTS & PROSTITUTES - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. Koln, GERMANY: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2005. First Edition 1/2500 Deluxe. Elephant Folio. Cloth in Clamshell Box. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 698pp, profusely illustrated in color and duotone. Text in English, German and French. "Once called the Fellini of photography, David LaChapelle has worked for the most prestigious international publications and has been the subject of exhibitions in both commercial galleries and leading public institutions around the world. Celebrating this visionary artist's truly extraordinary photography, "Artists & Prostitutes" is packed cover-to-cover with vibrant full-bleed images. Bursting at the seams with spectacle and drama, and saturated with colors that only LaChapelle can realize, this limited edition pays tribute to the most daring and ambitious photographer in the history of portraiture". Limited to two thousand, five hundred copies worldwide, this massive volume (the second in Taschen's XXL series) is the most lavish and comprehensive survey of the renowned photographer/director's work to date. A pristine copy numbered and BOLDLY SIGNED by David LaChapelle in black ink on the title page housed in a clamshell box still sealed in the publisher's printed shipping box, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-8228-1617-5 Inventory Number: 014523&

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        ALEXANDER ANDERSON (1775 - 1870) WOOD ENGRAVER AND ILLUSTRATOR AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

      [New Castle & Worcester]: Oak Knoll Press / American Antiquarian Society, 2005.. Three volumes. Quarto. Heavily illustrated. Custom bound by hand by Gray Parrot in handsome quarter green morocco with marbled paper side-panels and morocco fore-edges, spines gilt extra, with contrasting gilt morocco labels. The whole enclosed in a matching green cloth covered clamshell box, with gilt morocco labels. First edition. This special binding is not an edition binding, but was commissioned specifically by the original owner of the set. "This three volume, comprehensive bibliography focuses on the important American wood engraver, Alexander Anderson; 1775-1870. The author has selected over 1,000 of Anderson's engravings to illustrate this major bibliography. This work begins with a well written and researched biography on Anderson's life. There are over 2,322 entries. Alexander Anderson was recognized by the first decades of the nineteenth century as this country's preeminent illustrator. Called the father of wood engraving in America and one of the masters of American Wood engraving, his prodigious work filled publications of every kind, separate prints, almanacs, fiction, travel, children's books, poetry, Bibles, religious tracts, medical texts, and broadsides. He is noted for his warm and often slyly humorous depictions of children in the large total of juvenile publications that he illustrated. The huge expansion of wood engravers and illustration that followed Anderson owed a debt to his skill and universally acclaimed artistic sense. He set a standard for successors who worked in the medium he had introduced. This study names and analyzes the publications where Anderson's work can be found. There are three indexes provided, one for authors and titles, a second for printers, publishers and booksellers, and a third for artists and engravers. Libraries, museums, book collectors and dealers, and all those interested in graphic arts will be able to identify Anderson's work and add to the history of American nineteenth-century book illustration. No understanding of American illustration is complete without an examination of Anderson's appealing and masterly engravings" - Publisher's blurb. Shipping significantly extra.

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        CHRIST THE LORD

      Toronto: Knopf, 2005. First Canadian edition, first prnt. Signed by Rice as "Howard Allen O'Brien" on the title page. Illustrated flyer for the booksigning event laid in. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. "Howard Allen O'Brien" is, of course, Rice's birth name after her father's name Howard O'Brien. Dedicated Rice fans know she hated the name and began calling herself "Anne" at age six. One of only two copies signed as such that I know of.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

      New York: Scholastic Press, 2005. First Printing of the stated First American Edition, along with the publisher's complete number line, listed on the copyright page. Signed by Mary GrandPré, directly on the title page (Signed on day of publication, July 16, 2005, includes publisher's promotional, opening night decorated tote bag and pictorial, black coffee mug.) Both book and dust jacket in pristine, very fine condition.. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Fine/Very Fine. Illus. by Mary Grandpre.

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        Particulars [Signed Limited Edition]

      Prestel Publishing, 2005.. First edition of the signed limited edition of Particulars; 1 of 100 copies printed; this is number 80/100. Fine in a fine slipcase (included is the original brown wrapping as well) with the signed photograph laid in. Parr & Badger; Photobook II.

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        COAL AND IRON.

      First edition. W. Fordyce. c1860. . pp132. Tall Folio. Frontispiece, illustrated with 31plates. and 1 double page geology map (28 plates are views of the collieries). Foxing on some pages, else VG in its original cloth. There is no title page, none been issued with this copy. CCPS 02.2005. US$0

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        Lost Chapter

      Lexington, KT: Petro III Graphics,, 2005. Screenprint in three colours on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper. Sheet size: 55 x 37 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a black wooden frame with UV glass. Artist's proof aside from the edition of 53. Signed in pencil lower right by Ralph Steadman.

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        The Curse of Lono

      Cologne: Taschen [3-8228-3656-7] 2005, 1st Limited Edition. () 195pp. As new. Large Folio (17.35" X 13.25"). White publisher's cloth with colour illustration and title by Ralph Steadman. Printed titles to spine. Housed in original orange publisher's slipcase and mailing box with titles by Steadman. Slipcase still in original shrinkwrap (opened to examine book). Completely as issued. Number 629 / 1000, signed by both Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman on the clear plastic title page. A large format, limited Taschen edition of this collaboration between Thompson and Steadman, originally published in 1983. Includes numerous fantastical colour illustrations by Steadman, many double paged. Signed by both the author and artist just months before Thompson's death in 2005. An impressive publication..

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        CELEBRATING ARTIST MEMBERS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY BROADSIDE PORTFOLIO

      Center for Book Arts (New York: Center for Book Arts. 2005). rectangular 4to., museum board storage box covered with Moriki paper in a variety of colors, button and tag on flap. not paginated.. This limited edition portfolio features the work of the artist members of the Center for Book Arts. Each artist submitted a broadside in an edition of 100, the theme of which is a celebration of the contributions of artist members to the growth of the CBA and the field of book arts over the past 30 years. Each portfolio also includes the catalogue of broadsides, an essay by Nina Schneider, and a curatorial statement by Roni Gross, artist member and project organizer. Nancy Loeber, Barbara Mauriello, Benjamin Rinehart, and Peter Schell each designed a unique portfolio (edition of 25 each) to house the contributions; this one was designed by Barbara Mauriello.

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        The Fifty-Year Sword

      De Bezige Bij, Netherlands 2005 - A True First Edition First Printing of the English language version. One of only a thousand copies in the first print run of these only 51 were signed and numbered. This copy is one of those 51 and as called for signed with a large "Z¿ and numbered [42/51]. Signed by Mark Z. Danielewski [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fourth Realm Trilogy, Comprised of The Traveler, The Dark River, and The Golden City

      New York: Doubleday, 2005. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Fourth Realm Trilogy, Comprised of The Traveler, The Dark River, and The Golden City by John Twelve Hawks. 1st US Edition, published by Doubleday in 2005, 2007, and 2009. All three books are Signed Numbered Limited Edition's with his famous chop stamp and Limitation Number (1 of 777) to each book. A rare opportunity to find all three books in as new condition. Many were damaged in the shipping process for the signing, and show bumped corners, but none of these have any bumps or damage whatsoever. Clean and tight, bright, no markings or previous owners names, in protective mylar. A custom hand marbled paper slipcase will be supplied to house and protect these fabulous books, making a wonderful presentation of this new trilogy that explores a parallel world to our own. As the author 'lives off the grid', there will very likely not be any additional signings of his books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. As New / As New.

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        The Lord Of The Rings Sketchbook - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Houghton and Mifflin 2005 4to A stunning First Edition/First Printing in unread As New condition in like dustjacket. This copy is signed by author and conceptual art designer Alan Lee directly on the half-title page; Alan Lee, the Academy-Awards-winning conceptual designer for the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy shows in 150 illustrations and 20 full-color plates how his imagery for both the illustrated Lord of the Rings and the films progressed from concept to finished art

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        Treatise on the Civil Law. Complete set. 3 Vols in 6 books. 157588819X

      2005.Panoramic View of the Whole Body of Civil Law Planiol, Marcel, With the Collaboration of George Ripert. Treatise on the Civil Law. Translated by the Louisiana State Law Institute. St. Paul: West Publishing Co., [1959]. Reprint. Buffalo: W.S. Hein, 2005. Three volumes in 6 books. Hardcover. New. * Eleventh (vol. II-III) & twelfth (vol. I) editions. First published in 1899, described by Roscoe Pound as "a book of great value to the student of jurisprudence because of its keen analyses of dogmatic problems," Outlines of Lectures on Jurisprudence, p.217. This edition is an English translation by the Louisiana Law Institute. Planiol, 1853-1931, was a historian and master of Roman law, provides here a panoramic view of the historical development and underlying philosophy of the whole body of the civil law. It remains an important and frequently cited work in Louisiana law. An invaluable guide for examining more extensive or definitive authorities on particular subjects, it covers a vast array of topics, from general principles on persons, the family, and property to specific issues such as proof, the law of obligations and contracts, special contracts, matrimonial property regimes, successions, testaments, and donations.

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        A Man Without a Country

      NY/(London): Seven Stories Press/Bloomsbury. (2005/2006). Both the first American edition and the first British edition of this collection of essays. The American edition is signed by the author with a self-caricature and dated 6/17/06; the British edition is signed by the author with a self-caricature and dated 7/12/06. Each is fine in a fine dust jacket and the two are housed together in a custom clamshell case. From the collection of Joe Petro III; the six page Author's Note at the end of the book is almost entirely devoted to the relationship between Vonnegut and Petro, including the comment that "it seems quite possible in retrospect that Joe Petro III saved my life." Very few copies of this title were signed by Vonnegut, especially the U.K. edition. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Kamaitachi

      New York: Aperture New York: Aperture, 2005. All elements as new, with no damage to the box.. The deluxe limited American reissue of Hosoe's 1969 classic. Folio. One of 500 numbered copies SIGNED by Hosoe in Japanese on a label affixed to the front pastedown. A tremendous achievement, reproducing in exact detail the feel of the original edition, and including a special clamshell box published only for Aperture, featuring a wild design by Tadanori Yokoo.

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