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        MOTHER TONGUE. MEODERTAAL

      Uitgeverij De Harmonie Amsterdam: Uitgeverij De Harmonie, 2006. First edition. Limited to 500 unnumbered and unsigned copies. Perfect-bound illustrated card wraps. No hardcover edition. Contains an essay originally printed in "The Guardian" newspaper in 2001. Text appears here in both English and Dutch printed iback-to-back and inverted so that either end of the book is the front wrap. Issued unsigned this copy has been signed by McEwan on the title page of the English version. One of an unknown number of copies donated by McEwan as a fundraiser for a UK hospice for terminally ill children. Uncommon as such. Fine condition. Signed by Author. First Edition. Limited Edition. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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        Forever Odd - Signed/Lettered Edition

      Lynbrook, NY: Charnel House. As New. 2006. Limited Edition; Signed by Author. Hardcover. A most stunning First Edition limited to 500 numbered and 26 lettered copies (this one being lettered) in unread As New condition in alike slipcase, signed by author Dean Koontz; Odd Thomas never asked to communicate with the dead–it’s something that just happened. The story of a unique young hero and an eccentric little town in a tale that is equal parts suspense and terror, adventure and mystery .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why ]
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        SCULTURE IN VILLA. DE LUCA. 2006

      De Luca 2006 La mostra, curata da Giorgio de Marchis, Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelli e Nicoletta Cardano, propone una lettura - itinerario della scultura italiana degli ultimi dieci anni attraverso la scelta di circa dieci opere di recente realizzazione o create appositamente per l'occasione. I lavori saranno esposti negli spazi all'aperto di Villa d'Este a Tivoli, uno dei capolavori dell'architettura italiana del Cinquecento, da maggio a ottobre 2006, nel momento di massimo splendore del suo giardino all'italiana. Ogni artista allestirà in un luogo prestabilito del parco, secondo un progetto di stretta e reciproca relazione, per stimolare una riflessione sul linguaggio plastico contemporaneo utilizzando i materiali più diversi: dal ferro all'acciaio, alla plastica, al vetro, alla ceramica. Si prevede l'esposizione nell'appartamento al piano terra dei progetti delle opere esposte (disegni, fotografie, piccole sculture) e di materiale fotografico e documentario di presentazione dei diversi artisti. Gli scultori presenti all'evento sono: Lucilla Catania, Umberto Cavenago, Nedda Guidi, Luigi Mainolfi, Eliseo Mattiacci, Marcello Mondazzi, Luigi Ontani, Giuseppe Spagnulo, Mauro Staccioli.

      [Bookseller: Libri di Difficile Reperibilità]
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        FOR ART'S SAKE

      Center for Book Arts (New York: Center for Book Arts. 2006). 8 x 4 inches, hardcover portfolio. four folded leaves, blue folded Aesthetic Credential.. Dumit Estévez's work is a devotional guide taking an artist or "pilgrim" on a journey, undertaken "for art's sake." This witty commentary on the obstacles faced by contemporary artists provides inspirational guidelines and budgetary considerations, as well as suggestions for "blessings," "props," and "penances." This book was printed and bound at the Center in an edition of 100 copies. Concept, text, and illustrations by Nicolás Dumit Estévez, and page layout and letterpress printing by Amber McMillan. Text (handset Scotch Roman type) and illustrations (polymer plates) printed on Arches paper with hand-painted design by Ana Cordeiro. Aesthetic Credential letterpress printed and designed by McMillan and Dumit Estévez (handset Scotch Roman type and polymer plates on hand-cut Fabriano Elle Erre paper). Covered in red cotton velvet with red velvet button and yellow string for closure; binding tied with yellow string and finished with a red tassel. .

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press ]
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        Alabaster

      Burton, Michigan, U.S.A.: Subterranean Press, 2006. Deluxe Hardcover Edition. "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. Blue price code line on the top edge. The spine tail is a bit softened. Otherwise fine. The dust jacket has a touch of edgewear. The price, $25, is present on the front flap.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Banjo Booksellers]
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        United States Statutes at Large. Vols. 80 to 120, in 115 books

      2006. United States Statutes at Large. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. Vols. 80 to 120 (1966-2006) in 115 books. Lacking Vols. 83 & 84 pt. 1. Dampstaining to vols. 116 pt. 4 & 119 pt. 1. Publisher's tan buckram with red and black spine labels. Ex-library with library location labels on spines, with bar code labels on front covers, else very good condition. Reprint Price USD 6,815. Special * "At the close of each session of Congress (or for each calendar year) all the acts and resolutions are collected and published in final permanent form in bound volumes called Statutes at Large." Additionally they "contain the treaties ratified by the Senate, postal conventions, such executive agreements as were published in the Treaty Series, and the proclamations of the President of the United States." Boyd 100. Individual vols. available separately. We can provide standing order service for future volumes as published.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ]
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        Tool Room Journal and Box

      Eugenie Torgerson Niles, MI: Eugenie Torgerson, 2006. Hard Cover. Fine. A unique journal with blank pages and five digital illustrations of various tools. This beautiful book could be used as a photo album or scrapbook or it could be kept untouched as a book art object. The journal is bound with expandible posts. It is covered in red book cloth and decorative paper with a digital image mounted on the cover. The image is framed with decorative paper and covered with a glass panel. It is housed in a decorative, extra deep box which has room to store the journal and extra mementos. The box is covered in black and red book cloth with a digital image mounted on the lid and covered in glass. Unpaginated. Journal dimensions: 11.5 inches by 10 inches. Box dimensions: 13.5 inches by 10.5 inches by 4 inches. An impressive piece. ARTB/120512. Fine.

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        SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS VOLS. 5-11 PLUS EXTRAS

      2006. 1. SNICKET,LEMONY. A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS VOLS. 1-13 [PLUS]: LEMONY SNICKET THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY [PLUS]: THE BABY IN THE MANGER. NY: Harper Trophy 1999-2006. Includes: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy SIGNED WITH DUST WRAPPER! The Ersatz Elevator SIGNED The Vile Village SIGNED The Hostile Hospital SIGNED The Carnivorous Carnival SIGNED The Slippery Slope SIGNED The Grim Grotto. The Penultimate Peril SIGNED The End Lemony Snicket: Unauthorized Autobiography (2002) dust wrapper The Babay In The Manger - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. The books are all in the original laminated paper boards, pictorial cover designs, paper spines in various colors. All are first printings with proper number codes and all in fine condition. Volume 5 has the RARE DUST WRAPPER (several but not all of the titles were available in wrapper only if ordered directly from the publisher) very few were printed. 8 ARE SIGNED AND STAMPED BY DANIEL HANDLER (the author). The books chronicle the fantastic adventures of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire. Sold with "Lemony Snicket The Unauthorized Autobiography". Also sold with the "Baby In The Manger" by Snicket which is not part of the fantasy series. It is a nativity story for the small child that raised controversies due to its secular view of the Nativity story, viewed by some as anti-family. Illustrated in line by Lisa Brown and LIMITED TO ONLY 65 NUMBERED SIGNED COPIES printed by the Monotreme Press in 2002. This is a super set.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        The Colonial Laws of New York from the Year 1664 to the Revolution

      2006. [Lincoln, Charles Zebina, Johnson, William H., Northrup, Ansel Judd, Compilers]. The Colonial Laws of New York from the Year 1664 to the Revolution, Including the Charters to the Duke of York, The Commissions and Instructions to Colonial Governors, The Duke's Laws, The Laws of the Dongan and Leisler Assemblies, The Charters of Albany and New York and the Acts of the Colonial Legislatures from 1691 to 1775 Inclusive. Transmitted to the legislature by the Commissioners of Statutory Revision, Pursuant to Chapter 125 of the Laws of 1891. Albany: James B. Lyon, 1894. Five volumes. xxi, 1092; 1113; 1181, 1187; 931 pp. Reprinted 2006, 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775966. ISBN-10: 1584775963. Hardcover 5 vol. set. New. * Reprint of the first edition. With indexes. An excellent resource for students of colonial law, this is a complete compilation of New York colonial laws. It contains complete texts of all acts printed in every compilation from the 1694 edition by Bradford to the 1775 edition by Hugh Gaine. These texts have been compared and corrected in reference to the original parchment law-rolls in the state library. This collection provides unparalleled insights into the colony's legal, political and social history. Searchable DVD sold separately,

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ]
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        Dyrehaven - The first Danish photobook.

      Copenhagen: Printed under the guidance of Kr. Kongstad. Oblong folio bound uncut in original halfcalf with gilt decorations and marbled papers (Anker Kyster). In original slipcase. 53 phototypes with tissuegards. Excellent copy, only the slipcase edgeworn, book in beautiful condition.. First edition - No. 26 only 160 copies made. Chosen as one the 28 most important Danish photo books for the catalogue and exhibition '28 Danish Photographic Books' (2006) in connection with exhibition 'The Open Book' by The Hasselblad Centre (2004). The book was later reprinted several times

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        The American - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Kensington Books New York: Kensington Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0758213336 . A First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED by author Andrew Britton directly on the title page. ; Britton's debut novel. Jason March, a former U. S. Soldier turned al-Qaeda operative blows up the Senate Majority Leader's motercade. Only Ryan Kealey can stop him. Published just two years before Britton's untimely death; Signed by Author .

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        Holes, Huts and Hidings. Clandestine box.

      First edition. A5 Press. 2006. Card board book safe, 36 x 27 x 4 cm. The box has a lid that can be opened by sliding the top to one side. There is a map inside with cut out holes showing hidden locations in central Stockholm. An essay by Peter Cornell printed on five leaves is attached to a card board with a large decorative staple. The box also contains three poster series, totaling 15 posters. Unfolded they measure 77 x 56 cm each. In the bottom of the box there is a sliding lid hiding a guide to the locations of secret book safes in the Stockholm Public Library. 550 copies made. Fine condition.. The poster series presents different projects by the artist. One serie depicts the Stockholm Public Library and the placement of book safes containing keys to locked spaces in the city, as well as a photo of a break in to such a place and a special image of broken pad locks. Another serie depicts the assembly of a collapsible canoe for use in the Stockholm sewage system. A third poster serie depicts an unauthorized hut built by the artist right by one of the bussiest metro stations in Stockholm. Interiors, exteriors, peep holes, The hut was built over a manhole so the artist could reach it by his collapsible canoe through the sewage system. Adams is a street artist best known for his secret rooms built in public spaces. One example is a habitable room built below the tracks at the Central Station in Copenhagen. Others are illegal houses built by the Spree river in Berlin and at a train station in Åbo, Finland. He is also known to provide a kind of library of hidden rooms to which people can borrow keys and then use the space for a while

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        The Luttrell Psalter. A Facsimile. Commentary by Michelle P. Brown.

      The Folio Society. 2006.. 2 Vols., 4to, a complete 624 coloured page facsimile edition of the Luttrell Psalter (British Library Additional MS 42130), limited and numbered edition, printed on Swiss-made Furioso paper, bound in blue Nigerian goatskin, spine with label and raised bands, with a design by David Eccles using motifs from the Psalter blocked onto the cover using gold, silver and coloured foils, with the Luttrell coat-of-arms of six martlets argent, covers with bevelled edges, presented together with the commentary volume by Professor Michelle P. Brown in a buckram-bound solander box with a leather title label.The Luttrell Psalter is one of the British Library's supreme treasures. It has more than 600 pages and the delicate task of recreating this masterpiece of English medieval art so accurately into a complete full size facsimile edition has taken well over a year to achieve. Every stage of the production process has been subjected to the greatest attention to detail, from reproducing the subtle effect of fine worked gold and silver that decorate the pages of the manuscript, to finding a modern paper which matches the weight and feel of the original animal skin vellum pages. The volume is accompanied by a scholarly commentary by leading medieval manuscripts expert Michelle P. Brown, which details the history of the manuscript and includes a folio-by-folio description.

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        The Sibyls

      Bay Park Press San Diego: Bay Park Press, 2006. Hard Cover. Number 3 of 10 copies. In her colophon, Sibyl Rubottom gives her love and thanks Òto the father I never knew who named me Sibyl hoping I would be shrewd in business. That did not occur, but I did end up making books.Ó This beautiful book is about five ancient Sibyls, including how they were depicted in western art. These Sibyls are the Cumean, Delphic, Erythreaan, Persian, and the Libyan. They offered prophecies, often through the use of leaves, as being from the thoughts of God. There is a brief description of each, accompanied by an intaglio leaf print and a reproduction of each Sibyl from the work of Michelangelo (four plates) or Velasquez (one plate). Each Sibyl is presented within a fold-out page with the description on the facing page and the plate and illustration inside the fold. Bound in red cloth with green spine, with title and author on front cover. The book was printed on Dutch etching paper in Bodoni, Bernard Modern, Albertus, and Patatino types. There are eight intaglio prints, each signed by the book artist. Housed in a brown paper covered case lined with the same red cloth as the book covers. This splendid production captures the mystery and beauty of the legends of the Sibyls. It is in fine condition. Unpaginated. ARTISTSBOOKS/080112. Fine.

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        Jane's Infantry Weapons 2006-7

      Jane's Information Group 2006. 922 pages. Folio. Bw photographs and text figures. Ex reference library. 2 labels, o/w contents fine. Seems barely used. Illustrated black boards. Small shelf label taped to bottom spine. Overall virtually as new. Very heavy ISBN: 0 7106 2755 6

      [Bookseller: Black 5 Books]
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        Against the Day

      NY: Penguin Press. 2006. The advance reading copy, issued in limited quantities to sales reps and reviewers. Sales rep's name on title page, as is rumored to be the case on all copies, so that any pre-publication abuses could be traced. Some copies had misprinted pages; this copy appears not to. This copy was given by the sales rep to the reviewer Steven Moore, with a note signed by Moore to that effect laid in. Moore has made several small penciled check marks in the margins (and noted a few typos). A bulky book; slightly cocked; near fine. Together with Moore's handwritten notes for the review (4 pages); his typed review (2 pages); and a copy of The Washington Post Book World (November 19, 2006) in which his review, "The Marxist Brothers," appeared, with small changes from the typed version. A scarce advance copy. We have seen few copies offered for sale, and none since the book first came out; the publisher's attempts to limit its distribution seem to have largely succeeded. A notable copy: Steven Moore is one of the foremost scholars of postmodern American literature, author of two books on William Gaddis and, according to the Post, working on a history of the novel. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Pennant and His Welsh Landscapes (Gregynog)

      Newtown, Powys: Gwasg Gregynog, 2006 Selected readings from A Tour in Wales (1778-1784) Bound in quarter leather with cloth, titled in gold on the spine and both boards and presented in a purple slipcase. Internally, NO inscriptions etc, (xxv), 133 pp, [4], an edition limited to just 150 copies such as this with another 15 being specially bound, 20 vividly colored woodcuts, several double page, and woodcut end papers by Rigby Graham, who is a prolific and versatile painter, printmaker and illustrator. This is an attempt by him to reflect the contemporary view rather than reproduce that of Pennant, and has compressed time, so that past and present often co-exist within a single image, this of course provokes thought, debate and hopefully delight! Stunning!

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Seven Secrets

      Vincent FitzGerald & Company New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company. 2006. One of 10 copies only, on J.B. Green paper, each signed and numbered in pencil on the colophon by the artist, Susan Weil. Page size: irregular but about 7 inches x 9 inches; 7 individual collages each hand water colored, cut out, and assembled by the artist, Susan Weil, and the publisher, Vincent FitzGerald. On the reverse of each individual work of art is a "secret" hand written by the artist. Because they are secrets, the reader / viewer can see words but there is no way to read the secret. Bound: loose in translucent plexi-glass box with sliding cover, printed colophon in black with title in red visible through side of box, new. The images created by Weil are so full of life - one is instantly drawn into the full world of this talented artist who has always included others in her life - children, partners, pets - all lovingly viewed through her aesthetic. The colors are vivid blues, bright yellows, gold and silver and the reader / viewer engages with them - knowing they will be unknowable and all the more intriguing. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        The American - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Kensington Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0758213336 . A First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED by author Andrew Britton directly on the title page. ; Britton's debut novel. Jason March, a former U. S. Soldier turned al-Qaeda operative blows up the Senate Majority Leader's motercade. Only Ryan Kealey can stop him. Published just two years before Britton's untimely death; Signed by Author .

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        The Law of Waters and Water Rights: International, National, State

      2006. Farnham, Henry Philip. The Law of Waters and Water Rights: International, National, State, Municipal, and Individual Including Irrigation, Drainage and Municipal Water Supply. 3 Volumes. Rochester: The Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, 1904. clxxx, 896; xvi, 897-1893; xiv, 1894-2956 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776895; ISBN-10: 1584776897. Hardcover. New. * Reprint of the sole edition. This well-regarded treatise on water rights examines the relationship between states and nations, the public and individuals, and between individuals. It also shows how these relationships determine water rights. The book has three parts. The principal sections of the first part are "Coast Waters," "Laws in Force on the High Seas," "Boundary Rivers" and "Relation Between the United States and State Governments." The principal sections of the second part are "Municipal Water Supply," "Drainage," "Title to bed and Shores of Water Ways," " Rights of Riparian Owners" and "Bridges, Fords, Levees, and Other Public Improvements." The third part, "Rights between Individuals," discusses the rights of riparian owners in watercourses, such as the right to dam waters of a stream. "[T]he author has properly divided the general subject of waters so as to show the rights depending on these different relations, and not, as is the usual method of division, on the mere characteristics of the body of water on or about which a particular right arises.": J.M.B., Jr., Harvard Law Review 18 (1904-05):77-78.

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        Twilight

      London: Atom, 2006. hardcover. NF/F-. 1st edition, 1st printing Author's first book. Basis for the hit 2008 film starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Billy Burke. Book has bumped spine ends and top corners. First state jacket (Bella in locker room) has light scratch along re

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        The Tale Of Three Black Boxes, A Book & Suite Of Prints - Limited / Numbered Edition

      Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey. Fine+; Signed by Author. 2006. Limited/Numbered Edition. Hardcover. The Tale of Three Black Boxes is Minegishi's most ambitious publishing project to date, hence the small edition of just 25 sets, with five reserved for distribution exclusively in Japan. The Very Fine book and portfolio (both measuring 8.5 x 7 inches) in each set feature descriptive colophons, numbered and signed by Minegishi (English in the book, Japanese in the portfolio); The core of the project consists of six wood engravings (each about 3 inches square) that tell a sequential narrative about the adventures of a family of three black boxes. This story is told, with spare text, in a single signature book (page detail shown above). The text will be set in 12-point Gill Sans and printed on the HM handpress. The engravings will be printed by the artist on gampi from the studio of Shiho Nao in Japan, and then archivally mounted on the Arches text sheets. The sheets will be sewn in a single signature, and put into a black wrap with the image of three boxes embossed on the front cover, and debossed on the rear. A companion case holds a suite of six prints that delve more deeply into the specific imagery of each engraving (reduced proofs shown to right). The multi-layer prints are color woodcuts that incorporate an engraving, through windows and openings cut into the printed sheet (proof shown above). The textures and colors created with the woodcuts are achieved through multiple inkings and overprinting. The six prints - along with a title sheet, brief commentary by the artist, and colophon - are held loose in a black portfolio case. This & the set's matching slipcase are made by the artist .

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        Inigo Jones's "Roman sketchbook" / [introduction and notes by] Edward Chaney

      [London] : Roxburghe Club, 2006. Fine Facsimile edition. Physical description. : 2 v. : ill. ; 27 cm. Notes: With an introduction and notes by Edward Chaney. Facsimile reissue, in a slipcase, of a notebook originally written by Inigo Jones in manuscript in 1614, under the title : Altro diletto che imparar non trouo. Facsimile and companion volume issued as a two volume set in a slipcase." The publication of a true facsimile of Inigo Jones's 'Roman Sketchbook has been the objective of the Roxburgh Club for a considerable time. The first, hand-copied facsimile was commissioned [in 1832] by the 6th Duke of Devonshire, a founder member of the Club, although not for presentation to it. It is, then, with particular gratitude to the 11th Duke of Devonshire, a member of the Club, and to the Chatsworth Trust, the owner of the book, for permitting this facsimile to be made that the Club now offers it to its members, and, for the first time, to a wider public" -- p. 1 (Preface). With a dedication to the 11th Duke of Devonshire, following the t. P. Of Vol. 2. Original 1832 limited edition facimile made by G. E. Madeley of the Strand, London. Bibliography : Vol. 2, p. 177-192; includes index. Contents: Vol 1 : Facsimile reprint of manuscript : Roma : altro diletto che imparar non trouo. 1614 -- Vol 2. Introduction and transcription of text. Subject: Jones, Inigo, 1573-1652 - Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. Jones, Inigo, 1573-1652 - Travel - Italy - Rome - Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. Rome - Description and travel. Series: Roxburghe Club. An exceptional copy in the original gilt-blocked fine-ribbed cloth. Particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Literally as new but with publisher's overprint on pages 8-9 and 20-21 with loosely inserted text additionally added to clarify errors. Additional scans on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Against the Day

      NY: Penguin Press. 2006. The advance reading copy, issued in limited quantities to sales reps and reviewers. Sales rep's name on title page, as is rumored to be the case on all copies, so that any pre-publication abuses could be traced. Some copies had misprinted pages; this copy appears not to. This copy was given by the sales rep to the reviewer Steven Moore, with a note signed by Moore to that effect laid in. Moore has made several small penciled check marks in the margins (and noted a few typos). A bulky book; slightly cocked; near fine. Together with Moore's handwritten notes for the review (4 pages); his typed review (2 pages); and a copy of The Washington Post Book World (November 19, 2006) in which his review, "The Marxist Brothers," appeared, with small changes from the typed version. A scarce advance copy. We have seen few copies offered for sale, and none since the book first came out; the publisher's attempts to limit its distribution seem to have largely succeeded. A notable copy: Steven Moore is one of the foremost scholars of postmodern American literature, author of two books on William Gaddis and, according to the Post, working on a history of the novel. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Seeing

      New York: Harcourt, 2006. First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author's sequel to Blindness. Octavo. Signed and dated by Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK. An Agony in Eight Fits. and ALL THE SNARKS. THE ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS OF THE HUNTING OF THE SNARKS. Limited Edition. [Two volumes + Three Original Etchings in printed slipcase, as issued]

      Oxford:: Artists' Choice Editions / Inky Parrot Press,, 2006. As New. THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK" IS SIGNED BY JOHN VERNON LORD ON THE COLOPHON PAGE without personalization. It is an As New hardback First Edition Thus Illustrated LIMITED EDITION OF 220 COPIES, OF WHICH 36 ARE CASE BOUND WITH A SET OF HAND-COLORED PRINTS PRODUCED BY ANNE CATHCART UNDER THE ARTIST'S SUPERVISION. THIS IS COPY XX / XXXVI in black cloth spine and printed blue-green paper covered boards with gilt lettering spine, set in Joanna by Charles Hall, printed on Zerkall paper by Northend Printers and bound by Chris Hicks. ALL THE SNARKS" IS SIGNED BY DR. SELWYN GOODACRE ON THE COLOPHON PAGE without personalization. It is an As New hardback LIMITED EDITION OF 220 COPIES. THIS IS COPY 89 set in Joanna by Charles Hall, and printed on Mohawk Tomahawk paper by Northland Creative Print Solutions and bound by Chris Hicks. In an As New Dust Jacket. With a set of 3 hand colored etchings, pencil signed by John Vernon Lord in a separate folder and prospectus for the book and prospectus for Inky Parrot Press. Housed in Fine blue-green paper covered slipcase with black and white paste-on illustration. 4to. 54 pp. + Afterword. 44 pp.

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        The Road

      New York: Knopf, 2006.. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Bookplate signed by Cormac McCarthy laid in.

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        Society's Corset. Hints to a Fashionable Lady

      New York. 2006. One-of-a-kind artist&#39;s book, antique salesman sample girdle with net trim, satin ribbon and vintage corset lace; machine stitched, cotton embroidered text, inside corset lined with jacquard flowered patterned corseting material. Size: 7-1/2 H x 6-1/2 W x 13L inches; page size: 5 x 3-1/4 inches; 20 page book (10 sheer pages, 10 silk satin pages), including covers. Bound: grommet binding tied with vintage dyed baby shoelace; housed in custom-made plum cloth clamshell box with title and author and date machine stitched in plum on flesh-colored label set into front cover, fine. The project was built around a vintage Salesman&#39;s Pamphlet for Binner Corsets. Illustrated with images taken from the Binner Corsets Salesman&#39;s Pamphlet in the form of digital ink jet prints on 19mm satin and 10mm silk chiffon Color Plus Fabrics, machine and hand-stitched pages. The advertising text from the Binner Salesman&#39;s Pamphlet is interspersed with quotations from women writers, selected by the artist, to juxtapose the demeaning and objectifying text of the corset manufacturer. For example, "{Any woman can step up the attractive magnetism of her figure, with one of these new, really glamourizing foundations.}" is juxtaposed with a 1974 quotation from feminist writer, Simone de Beauvoir, "By means of [dress] the woman who is deprived of doing anything feels that she express what she is." Once again, Ms. Stone has taken aim at the hypocrisy of the beauty industry and the emphasis on youth and beauty that is pervasive in our culture with a witty and sophisticated look at past cultural trends exemplified by material culture remains. A stunning book. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/9971.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Magie Blanche

      Verdigris, 2006. Hard Cover. Rothchild, Judith. 20 of 30 copies. Copies 26 to 29 were hors commerce, and number 30 was given to the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. SIGNED BY ARTIST AND WRITER. This beautiful work has eleven stunning numbered and initialed mezzotints by artist Judith Rothchild. Rothchild is an American born artist who lives in the Languedoc region of France. Also a pastel artist, she has become famous for her mezzotints, perhaps the most difficult printmaking technique. Rouanet is a well known French writer. The colophon says that the work is a collaboration between the two, who share a deep love for the Languedoc. RouanetÕs text, in French, was inspired by RothchildÕs prints of food and wine and by the spirit of a local restaurant, Le Mimosa. The folio sized pages are loose in a yellow and green box made by Lisa Knoblauch with the front board decorated with mimosa leaves done by serigraph. Printed by Mark Lintott in Vendome Romain type on an Albion press. The prints are protected by tissue guards. 20 pages including the prints. PRI/061207. Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        St. Lucy&#39;s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

      NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, 2006. First printing of the Knopf hardcover edition. Karen Russell&#39;s first book. Ten short stories, including the story &#39;Ava Wrestles the Alligator&#39;, the basis for her novel, &#39;Swamplandia&#39;. vii, 248pp. Burnt orange quarter cloth, tan paper boards, silver gilt spine lettering, deckled fore-edge. Dust jacket price 22.00. Signed by Russell to half-title page. Book and jacket are in as new, unread condition."Karen Russell, a native of Miami, has been featured in both The New Yorker&#146;s debut fiction issue and New York magazine&#146;s list of twenty-five people to watch under the age of twenty-six. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program and is the 2005 recipient of the Transatlantic Review/Henfield Foundation Award; her fiction has recently appeared in Conjunctions, Granta, Zoetrope, Oxford American, and The New Yorker. " "A dazzling debut, a blazingly original voice: the ten stories in &#39;St. Lucy&#146;s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves&#39; introduce a radiant new talent. In the collection&#146;s title story, a pack of girls raised by wolves are painstakingly reeducated by nuns. In &#39;Haunting Olivia,&#39; two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab. In &#39;Z.Z.&#146;s Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers,&#39; a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to a summer camp for troubled sleepers (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics; Cabin 2, Sleep Apneics; Cabin 3, Somnambulists . . . ). And &#39;Ava Wrestles the Alligator&#39; introduces the remarkable Bigtree Wrestling Dynasty -Grandpa Sawtooth, Chief Bigtree, and twelve-year-old Ava - proprietors of Swamplandia!, the island&#146;s #1 Gator Theme Park and Café. Ava is still mourning her mother when her father disappears, his final words to her the swamp maxim &#39;Feed the gators, don&#146;t talk to strangers.&#39; Left to look after seventy incubating alligators and an older sister who may or may not be having sex with a succubus, Ava meets the Bird Man, and learns that when you&#146;re a kid it&#146;s often hard to tell the innocuous secrets from the ones that will kill you if you keep them. Russell&#146;s stories are beautifully written and exuberantly imagined, but it is the emotional precision behind their wondrous surfaces that makes them unforgettable. Magically, from the spiritual wilderness and ghostly swamps of the Florida Everglades, against a backdrop of ancient lizards and disconcertingly lush plant life - in an idiom that is as arrestingly lovely as it is surreal - Karen Russell shows us who we are and how we live." - dust jacket flap.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket/Fine. Illus. by Dust Jacket Design By Carole Devine Carson; Dust Jacket Image, &#39;Wolf&#39; By Antonio Pisanello; Book Design By Virginia Tan. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: John Marston's Book Shop]
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        Disasters of Love: A Defense of Delilah

      Hadley, MA: Double Elephant Press, 2006. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Buckram cloth boards, marbled paper, cork, wood, cloth and paper onlays/decorative elements, cut-throughs and folded-paper elements, binding in the coptic style forms a closing box (with the lid forming an easel). fo. np. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 56 of 60. The book contains a poem, lithographs & intaglios, the works of Michael Kuch. With iambic verse & Chaucerian rime, seventy stanzas retell the Biblical tale of Samson in Delilah&#39;s voice. This shift in vantage recasts details minutely, refuting her guilt & shedding light on the strife in contemporary Palestine. ... Judges is incorporated into these intaglios. The book&#39;s images reference art historical works. In one based on Kollowitz&#39;s prints, Hebrew scripture is woven upon a loom. Between the columns of the text, twelve lithographs from stone deptict the brutish Samson engaged in his Herculean labors. Printed on translucent flax over Piranesian ruins, the last two columns crumble." (prospectus).Letterpress work by Art Larson, lithographs pulled by Tim Sheesley, intaglios by Art Larson, type set and cast by Julia Ferrari and Dan Carr, bound by Barry Spence.

      [Bookseller: Lux Mentis, Booksellers]
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        Complete Set of Dick Francis Racing Novels to 2006: Dead Cert&#39;, &#39;Nerve&#39;, &#39;for Kicks&#39;, &#39;Odds Against&#39;, &#39;Flying Finish&#39;, Blood Sport&#39;, &#39;Forfeit&#39;, &#39;Enquiry&#39;, &#39;Rat Race&#39;, &#39;Bonecrack&#39;, &#39;Smokescreen&#39;, &#39;Slay Ride&#39;, &#39;Knockdown&#39;, &#39;High Stakes&#39;, &#39;in the Frame&#39;, &#39;Risk&#39;, &#39;Trial Run&#39;, &#39;Whip Hand&#39;, &#39;Reflex&#39;, &#39;Twice Shy&#39;, &#39;Banker&#39;, &#39;the Danger&#39;, &#39;Proof&#39;, &#39;Break in&#39;, &#39;Bolt&#39;, &#39;Hot Money&#39;, &#39;the Edge&#39;, &#39;Straight&#39;, &#39;Longshot&#39;, &#39;Comeback&#39;, &#39;Driving Force&#39;, &#39;Decider&#39;, &#39;Wild Horses&#39;, &#39;Come to Grief&#39;, &#39;to the Hilt&#39;, &#39;10 Lb. Penalty&#39;, &#39;Field of 13&#39;, &#39;Second Wind&#39;, &#39;Shattered&#39; And &#39;Under Orders&#39;

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd, to 2006. Various. Hardback. Fine/Fine: A very tidy set which is SIGNED by Dick Francis on the on either a plain label or Jonathan Cape bookplate tipped onto on the title page of each volume, in very tidy dust jackets. All notable faults: Dust jackets has a couple of dust jacket have short closed tears. 16169. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> Various.

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        Gonzo Guilt! (Hunter S. Thompson.)

      Lexington, KT: Petro III Graphics,, 2006. Screenprint on warm white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper. Fine condition. Size: 76 x 56 cm. (30 x 22 inches) Limited to 25 signed and numbered in splattered red ink by Ralph Steadman.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TIME

      Ostfildern-ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2006. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/As New Dust Jacket.. Ostfildern-ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2006. Hardcover. As New/As New. First Edition/First Printing. 160 pages. Exhibition monograph presented as an Artist Book. One of the most beautiful books on the art of Christian Boltanski. The title comes from his site-specific installation, "Zeit", which serves as the exhibition&#39;s starting point. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Christian Boltanski: Oversize-volume format. Blue hard boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Art by Christian Boltanski. Essays by Aleida Assmann and Ralf Beil. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Germany to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Institut Mathildenhohe Darmstadt from November 12, 2006 through February 11, 2007. Presents new work as well as previous work in a new light. The emphasis Boltanski places on the most fragile objects, particularly photographs, to evoke our "struggle against death" (his phrase) is the central idea behind his sublime art. As such, Boltanski&#39;s work is not "about" death but "against" it, through art rather than polemics. His obsession with death is often mistakenly seen as acceptance or even embrace of it when as Boltanski himself repeatedly says, the role of memory is to insist on the sanctity of human life, that whenever we remember those who have died, we remember their lives, not their death, and that memorial, archive, and elegy, which all pause Time, ultimately affirm Life. At the same time, Boltanski acknowledges, more than any other living artist, that death is a fact of life, and that even as we struggle against it, we intuitively realize from a series of "death experiences" throughout our lives (the end of childhood, which Boltanski regards as the first death we experience in life; the loss, not necessarily the actual death, of a loved one, which is why we call it "the end" of a romance, relationship or marriage; a life-threatening illness; severe physical or psychological violence inflicted upon us) that denying the reality of death is more dangerous than our fear of it. "I am for an art that is sentimental. I want to make people cry. Art should create emotions. The task is to create a formal work that is, at the same time, recognized by the spectator as a sentimentally charged object. Everyone will recognize their own history, their own world, which is more felt than perceived. The artist is someone who holds a mirror and those who look in the mirror recognize themselves but each one sees a different image" (Christian Boltanski). A "must-have" title for Christian Boltanski collectors. <b><i> This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Christian Boltanski. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now highly collectible. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> One of the greatest living artists. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3775718257.

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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        Hand Over Hand

      [New York. 2006]. One of 15 copies, all on Arches and Hosokawa Ohban papers, each hand numbered and signed by the author / artist / printer, Sarah Plimpton, in pencil on colophon page. Page size: 7 inches x 10 inches; 30pp. Bound by Claudia Cohen: wrappers of gray handmade paper, sewing exposed on spine of red linen thread, also visible in the gutters of text pages, label printed on red Japanese paper with author's name and title, fine. Containing 8 original woodcuts, 7 of which are in black; the 8th is in red. Printed letterpress in Dante by Brad Ewing at The Grenfell Press in New York, this prose poem explores a man-woman relationship always against a background of great natural beauty. The words themselves take on the organic feel one associates with nature writing. Throughout the book, the artist / author juxtaposes sharp images, angular and geometric, that intrigue and refer back to the letters on the printed page - making the soft, intimate words seem all the more piercing. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Society's Corset. Hints to a Fashionable Lady

      New York. 2006. One-of-a-kind artist's book, antique salesman sample girdle with net trim, satin ribbon and vintage corset lace; machine stitched, cotton embroidered text, inside corset lined with jacquard flowered patterned corseting material. Size: 7-1/2 H x 6-1/2 W x 13L inches; page size: 5 x 3-1/4 inches; 20 page book (10 sheer pages, 10 silk satin pages), including covers. Bound: grommet binding tied with vintage dyed baby shoelace; housed in custom-made plum cloth clamshell box with title and author and date machine stitched in plum on flesh-colored label set into front cover, fine. The project was built around a vintage Salesman's Pamphlet for Binner Corsets. Illustrated with images taken from the Binner Corsets Salesman's Pamphlet in the form of digital ink jet prints on 19mm satin and 10mm silk chiffon Color Plus Fabrics, machine and hand-stitched pages. The advertising text from the Binner Salesman's Pamphlet is interspersed with quotations from women writers, selected by the artist, to juxtapose the demeaning and objectifying text of the corset manufacturer. For example, "{Any woman can step up the attractive magnetism of her figure, with one of these new, really glamourizing foundations.}" is juxtaposed with a 1974 quotation from feminist writer, Simone de Beauvoir, "By means of [dress] the woman who is deprived of doing anything feels that she express what she is." Once again, Ms. Stone has taken aim at the hypocrisy of the beauty industry and the emphasis on youth and beauty that is pervasive in our culture with a witty and sophisticated look at past cultural trends exemplified by material culture remains. A stunning book. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Opera Omnia... The Complete Works... 3 Vols. in 6 books. Complete set

      2006. Selden, John. Opera Omnia, Tam Edita Quam Inedita. Collegit ac Recensuit; Vitam Auctoris, Praefationes, & Indices Adjecit, David Wilkins. London: Guil Bowyer [Volume One]; S. Palmer [Volume Two]; T. Wood [Volume Three], 1726. 3 Vols. in 6 books. 10" x 16." Complete set. Portrait frontispiece by George Vertue after P. Lely. with text illustrations and ornaments. Text in double columns. Vols. 1-2 Latin; Vol. 3 English. xiv, x, xxxiv, lvi, 757 cols.; vi, 765-1892 cols., lxxx; xviii, 860 cols.; 861-1721 cols., [xliv]; [x], 1058 cols.; 1069-2081 cols., [xxxviii] pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a new introduction "The Works of John Selden: An Introduction for the American Reader" by Steve Sheppard, William Enfield Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law. Cloth [with] (1) searchable DVD for the entire set. ISBN-13: 9781584776703; ISBN-10: 1584776706. New. * DVD available separately at USD 1,395. Reprint of the rare first collected edition which was limited to 750 sets, edited, with preface, index and life of the author, by Dr. David Wilkins. Collects all of the major legal treatises and antiquarian studies of one of the greatest figures in English legal history. Among the titles included are De Anno Civili Veteris Ecclesiae Judaicae Dissertatio, De Diis Syris, Dissertatio ad Fletam, Mare Clausum, Epistolae & Poemata, Titles of Honour, Uxor Ebraica, The History of Tythes, Of the Judicature in Parliament, Speeches and Arguments and Table Talk. This set is notable also for its handsome layout and typography, which features Roman, Italic and Hebrew type created for Bowyer by William Caslon. In Printing Types Updike refers to it as Bowyer's "greatest achievement" and as "a stupendous piece of work" (II:102, 136-137).

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