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        Paintings & Sculpture From the James E. Sowell Collection

      [Marquand Editions,Tieton, Washington, 2007] A pristine copy of an exquisite Marquand fine hand bookbinding (this volume is the one on their website). Bound in Harmatan leather with Cockerell Marbled endsheets. It has been letterpress printed on Zerkall book and typeset in Montotype Bembo and Monotype Poliphus. The only two copies in the fine binding that have been identified are at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the Mayer Library at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each plate is hand mounted. A beautiful copy.. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Life tips alike(Chinese Edition) SHENG HUO QIAO MEN YI DIAN TONG

      China's population Pub. Date :2007-07-01 version 1. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pages Number: 550 Publisher: China's population Pub. Date :2007-07-01 version 1. This book brings together the latest in daily life. more than 1.000 most practical tips. ideas into the kitchen. energy-saving tips. clever hand housework. diet. lifestyle. Baby Child. creative home. easy shopping. self-treatment for minor illnesses. health care regimen 10. the all tips are the most practical realities of life. service life is the subject of the home daily. clothing. housing. guiding significance... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

      [Bookseller: cninternationalseller]
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        MARIO TESTINO: LET ME IN - DELUXE LIMITED SLIPCASED EDITION SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER

      Benedikt Taschen Verlag, Koln, GERMANY 2007 - 306pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "As one of the 21st Century's most traveled, acclaimed, and influential fashion photographers, Mario Testino has unsurpassed access to the most magnetic stars of popular culture. For some time now he has been collecting a personal archive of off-screen moments, often snatched spontaneously before, during, and after more official sittings for "Vanity Fair", "Vogue", and Testino's many clients in the world of fashion. The result is a portrait not just of a generation of the most wanted and talked-about, but an invitation to be part of the backstage parties and unstaged moments of Testino's life. Sometimes offbeat, but always on the pulse, "Let Me In!", with Testino's eye for a modern kind of elegance liberated from conventional polish, is a new chapter from the photographer who has already made his mark with the books "Any Objections", "Front Row Backstage", "Alive", "Portraits", "Kids", "Diana Princess of Wales", and numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide". This massive tome is one of the most lavish glances behind the veil of celebrity yet published. A brand new, unopened example of the 2007 Taschen first edition limited to one thousand copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED by Mario Testino still shrinkwrapped in the publisher's Plexiglas slipcase and printed shipping carton, 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        SYNOPSIS CHRONIKI // COD. VATICANO SLAVO 2 1344-45

      Athens: Miletus, 2007 [Chronographia - The Illustrated Slavonic Codex No. 2 of the Vatican Library]Luxurious facsimile reproduction of the famous codex (in mediaeval greek and bulgarian); accompanied by an introductory volume. Leatherbound in slipcase, 31X23 cm, 410 pp.==============================================================IMPORTANT - VERY HEAVY ITEM:The shipping cost estimated by the system covers books weighing up to 750 gr.; a surcharge depending on the actual weight and destination applies for heavier books. You can also choose an international transporter and pay the shipping cost at delivery in your country.Insurance of the shipment may also be necessary for some destinations.

      [Bookseller: DEMETRIUS SIATRAS]
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        The Making of Makumu : Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit

      Stefan Breuer, 2007, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, 1st Editionthe jacket is a little shelf rubbed but it is untorn. the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. small date stamp under the rear board Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 66ey.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        The Name of the Wind

      First edition, first printing, published by Daw in 2007. Signed, dated and located by Rothfuss on the title page at Worldcon 2008, which was held in Denver, Colorado that year. Dust jacket is the Kvothe variant. A truly lovely copy of this important novel in the Fantasy pantheon, and the author's first novel as well. The first novel of the trilogy known as the Kingkiller Chronicle.Book condition: fine, with only flaw being a small indent towards bottom of front board. Otherwise pristine, with none of the rubbing at bottom of text block that usually occurs on heavy books such as this one. Bright, square, tight and clean throughout.Dust jacket condition: fine, with small abrasion towards bottom of rear fold. Otherwise pristine and bright, and with price of $24.95 present on front flap.

      [Bookseller: Sunlit Cave Books]
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        I Want to Take Picture [SIGNED, WITH AN ORIGINAL SIGNED & NUMBERED SILVER-GELATIN PRINT]

      Twin Palms, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2007 - 30/35. Folio. Colophon page signed in black marker by Bill Burke. This stunning limited deluxe edition is a Twin Palms reissue of Bill Burke's seminal book of the same title first published by Nexus Press in 1987 which documents Burke's travels to Thailand and Viet Nam in the early 1980's, right in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime. Photographs and text by Bill Burke, with numerous four-color and black and white plates, designed by Burke (who also originally made the duotone and halftone separations) while in residency at Nexus Press in 1987. One of 35 copies (of which this is No.30) with an original gelatin silver print laid in a black paper covered chemise, titled "KPNLF Fighter with Lake Ampil RPG, Thai Cambodia Border, 1984, numbered and signed by Burke at verso. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Diagram Zodiac (12)(Chinese Edition) TU SHUO SHI ER SHENG XIAO ( 12 CE )

      World Publishing Company. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.The paperback. Pub Date: 2007 Publisher: World Publishing Company zodiac culture. history. a long. rich content. rich folk flavor and fragrance. is the most mass base of traditional Chinese culture. radiation and wide. cohesive important part a. It's like a beautiful flower in full bloom stem the vast land of China. spread to the world with the refreshing fragrance. Illustrated Zodiac (12) the illustrated told us about the Zodiac symbolism the folk thing as well as Zodiac celebrities. Diagram... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

      [Bookseller: cninternationalseller]
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        Unraced.: Formula One's lost cars

      Veloce, 2007, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, 1st EditionThe dustjacket has very minor shelf wear to the edges. The cover has surface shelf rubbing. The cloth cover is in very good condition with no wear, but with small marks near the bottom of the front and back covers. The matte illustrated front pages have surface handling marks. However, the condition throughout is bright, vivid, clear and clean: it is as new from cover to cover. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Motor Sport; Inventory No: ahwt.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Cosmic Motors - Spaceships, Cars and Pilots of Another Galaxy (2nd impression hardback)

      Design Studio Press, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Near Fine. Fine/Nr Fine 2007 2nd impression 1st edition very large, very heavy Design Studio Press hardback, unclipped DJ, over 300 photos. Light rub to surface and tips of DJ only, internally Fine and bright. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Automobiles & Vehicles; ISBN: 1933492287. ISBN/EAN: 9781933492285. Inventory No: 055868..

      [Bookseller: 84 Charing Cross Road Books]
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        New England Cottontail

      Portland, Maine:: Rebecca Goodale,, 2007.. Edition of 8. 9" diameter paper discs printed on both sides; 12 leaves connected with black and white ribbon. Housed in 10 x 10 x 2.5" black cloth-covered box. The latest in Goodale's Threatened and Endangered Species series concerns the New England Cottontail. In 2007, the state of Maine added the New England Cottontail to its Endangered Species List. Goodale lists loss of contiguous habitat, highway deaths, and pollution as three major reasons for their decline.Rebecca Goodale: "It is a circle book, a little like an Alexander Calder mobile, discs that are printed 2 sided with imagery about a rare rabbit and all of its struggles with the human altered environment. This piece will be in an exhibit at the Portland (ME) Museum of Art this spring [of 2008].

      [Bookseller: Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC ]
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        The Quarterly Journal of Education

      Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2007. re-issued ed. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60100593; EAN: 9780415447263

      [Bookseller: Media Mall]
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        Biggles Does Some Homework

      Norman Wright, England 2007 - Limited edition of 300 copies. # 36 Hand numbered by publisher. Book & jacket are in is as new condition. This is the book that W E Johns was writing at the time of his death. The book introduces a new character to the Air Police and may have been the book in which Johns was going to retire Biggles. We will never know as the book was incomplete but suggested endings have been provided along with copies of some of the notes. Insurance or tracking is recommended Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caerwen Books]
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        DUE CONSIDERATIONS. ESSAYS AND CRITICISM

      Knopf, NY 2007 - First edition, first prnt. Inscribed by Updike to Louis Auchincloss on the title page. "for Louis A. with admirations and affection John U." Cloth spine ends very lightly pushed; otherwise, an unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law: Persons and Family

      Mohr Siebeck. Hardcover. 3161492838 . New. 2007.

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        Economics of Federalism

      Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2007. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60340315; EAN: 9781845425272

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        Causes of Female Influence Sensible Mothers. Beautiful Children

      New York:: Tamar Stone,, 2007.. Series of 2, variants. The second of two artists' books, each visually different because each uses a different vintage children's waist. Text machine-embroidered on vintage waists. This variant "uses an antique off-white cotton twill 'Ferris Good Sense' child corset waist with 5 bone front buttons, 7 buttons for attaching to stockings/pantaloons, and 2 metal side clips stamped 'Pat. Aug 27, 89.' Dimensions: height with shoulder straps 14"; width closed 12.5"; width opened 26". The interior vest is an antique white cotton 'Ideal, Size 2' child waist with 4 bone front buttons, 5 waist buttons for attaching to stockings/pantaloons, and 2 side tabs with small metal grommets. Dimensions: height with shoulder straps 9.5?"; vest width closed 10.5?". Cotton embroidered text. All vests lined with vintage cotton bed sheets and digital iris printed images. The texts are taken from various corset advertisements. Book is fastened by 1" ivory grosgrain ribbon ties to the interior of a silk-lined custom-made cloth clamshell box with ivory cloth label on front panel machine-embroidered in pink cotton with author, title, and number. Dimensions: closed outside edge length 16"; closed outside edge width 14.25"; height 2.25". Tamar Stone: "This is the second of two books in a series dealing with the issues of mothers, their daughters and the relationships between them. ... The lessons passed along in those relationships are echoed through the bonds that girls have with their sisters, and in this case, siblings that were corseted 'together.' "Mothers were able to mold the expectations that young girls had while growing up. With self help books of the period in addition with strongly worded corset advertising, mothers were told that 'Every mother should know how essential these waists are to the correct physical development of her children.' "Corset waists were named with the idea that they grow along with the girl, providing 'freedom in childhood' with names like 'Little Beginners Waists,' 'Kiddie-Work-A-Day Waists,' and the 'Junior Corset Waist,' among others. The text includes 19th- and 20th-century quotes from girls wearing these corsets as well as advertising text of the era.

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        Clothespin Tarot

      New York:: Catya Plate,, 2007.. Edition of 50. Work includes a deck of 78 cards, an 86-page book and an original Clothespin Freak sculpture. All elements of the work are hand made and enclosed in a cloth-bound slipcase. Cloth-bound decorated with an embroidered appliqu? featuring one of Plate's “clothespin freak” designs on the front and the spine of the book as well as on the spine of the card tray.Slipcase: 10.125 x 9.625 x 1.5" bound in blue Canapetta linen book cloth with three compartments; lined with Coated Interleaving paper printed with artist’s “clothespin” design using an Epson Inkjet Printer and Epson Inks. Card tray: 9.875 x 3.25 x 1" bound in Asahi Soft Blue/Gold book cloth; lined with Coated Interleaving paper printed with “clothespin” design. Designed with two compartments to house 78 cards. Fronts and backs of cards are printed on Index Exact cardstock paper using an Epson Inkjet Printer and Epson Inks. Card backs have the same “clothespin” design as the slip case lining. Fronts and backs of the cards are bound together with Gudy archival glue. Embroidered “Clothespin Freak” appliqu? attached to the spine of the card tray. Cards held in place by a 1" hand sewn Asahi Soft Blue/Gold book cloth band attached to one side of the tray with Velcro closure on the other side.Book: 8.75 x 5.75 x 1"; 11 hand-stitched signatures with head band. Bound in Asahi Soft Blue/Gold book cloth. With orange ribbon page marker. End sheets printed with “clothespin” design on Canson Ingres acid-free paper using an Epson Inkjet Printer and Epson Inks. Embroidered letters and “Clothespin Freak” appliqu? attached to front board and spine. Text (Georgia font) and 79 color reproductions of the artist’s original drawings printed, one-sided, on 87 pages on Somerset Book Wove, acid-free paper using an Epson Inkjet Printer and Epson Inks.“Clothespin Freak” figure: 5 x 1.5 x 1" (sitting); movable parts; custom-made clear, plastic clothespins; doll's body parts and sewn pieces. Consists of an artists’ book with text and illustrations, a deck of cards, and a Clothespin Freak sculpture embedded in a secret compartment of the slipcase. Since 2003, Plate has been working on the Clothespin Tarot, a series of watercolor and pencil drawings inspired by the 78 cards of the traditional Tarot. In the preface the artist writes, “Conventional domestic and low-tech items, clothespins in particular, play a key role in my artwork. Generally clothespins are associated with the woman’s task of doing the laundry and hanging the clothes out to dry. But the clothespins in my projects transcend that original function by relating them to the human body. By allowing them to serve more exotic, whimsical and possibly painful purposes, our contemporary existence is scrutinized; a life, overwhelmed with technology, which has lost its appreciation for the small and unassuming.”The heroes in this Tarot are the Clothespin Freaks: capricious, anthropomorphic figures made of clear plastic clothespins, doll’s body parts, and sewn pieces. Different in many ways from other Tarot decks. The traditional suits—swords, wands, pentacles, and cups— are replaced with hatpins, darners, buttons, and thimbles. The 56 cards of the Minor Arcana express their female power and fondness for needle work by surrounding themselves with sewing paraphernalia. Playing on the idea of the arcana (Latin for secret) Plate places an actual Clothespin Freak sculpture in a secret compartment of the slipcase. The text accompanying each of the 78 illustrations in not the usual Tarot divination terminology. Instead, we get serio-comic commentary on a bevy of topics: culture, science, literature, music, psychology. Plate: “There are no specific instructions on how to use the deck other than shuffling it well before picking a card. After selecting a card and turning it over one consults the page in the book corresponding to the card for specific advice, taking into consideration its normal or inverted orientation. Some clothespin freaks refer the reader to an additional clothespin freak. It is not necessary to have a specific question in mind before picking a card and one may use spreads associated with other decks if preferred. “The main purpose of the Clothespin Tarot is to enlighten and amuse the reader while emphasizing the importance of one’s imagination in a world where thinking big by looking at the fine details has become a freakish exception.”

      [Bookseller: Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC ]
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        Pennsylvania Reporter (A.2d.) Vols. 1 to 927-928, in 424 bks 1932-2007

      2007. Pennsylvania Reporter (A.2d.). St. Paul, MN: Thomson West. Vols 1 to 927-928, in 424 books (1932-2007). Ex-library with stamps, else very good condition. See digital image. * Contains the Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases taken from the Atlantic Reporter, retaining the original Atlantic Reporter 2d. pagination.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Visual Basic2005 entry and improve the software to improve entry and Books(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) Visual Basic2005 RU MEN YU TI GAO / RUAN JIAN RU MEN YU TI GAO CONG SHU

      Tsinghua University. Pub. Date :2007-11-01 version 1. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pages Number: 518 Publisher: Tsinghua University. Pub. Date :2007-11-01 version 1. Contents: Chapter 1 Visual Basic 2005 IDE Introduction Chapter 2 Environment and Visual Basic 2005 language-based controls used in Chapter 3 use the first 4 - Advanced User Interface Design Graphic Design Chapter 5 Chapter 6 as the application creates the application file Chapter 7 to develop multimedia applications Chapter 8 Windows Advanced Programming Techniques Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Web custom control appli... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

      [Bookseller: cninternationalseller]
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        Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

      Scholastic 2007 - near fine, first US edition, second printing, in a near fine dust jacket, signed by the author J. K. Rowling on the title page with the silver foil verification hologram on the same page. A couple of pinkish spots on the top edge of pages. Tiny closed tear at top of rear panel of dj. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Comes with a Bookbid Certificate of Authenticity. Bookbid is one of the world's leading authorities on the authenticity of Rowling signatures. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        International Business Management (Economics and Management disciplines teaching the basic course series)(Chinese Edition) GUO JI QI YE GUAN LI ( JING JI YU GUAN LI XUE KE ZHUAN YE JI CHU KE XI LIE JIAO CAI )

      Beijing University of Pub. Date :2007-08-01 version 1. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pages Number: 496 Publisher: Beijing University of Pub. Date :2007-08-01 version 1. Contents: articles on economic globalization and internationalization of the first chapter of the formation and development of economic globalization. Chapter II Chapter III of International Business Studies Chapter IV the theory of international business internationalization of Chinese enterprises to develop international market with medium-length chapter of international direct investment into the environmen... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        All Done But None

      San Pedro, California:: Careless Press,, 2007.. Edition of 20. 11.75 x 7"; 32 pages. Pale green hardcover starched linen, stitch bound with slipcover. Although a limited edition each is original. The illustrations are in watercolor and ink on fabriano Artistico paper, with end papers handmade from Nepal and letterpressed at Careless Press. Each book has an original painting on the 24th page and each contains a copper plate etching, a dry point engraving, and a solar plate print on Rives BFK paper. An irresolute, yet humorously spirited Carol Es creates a new handmade book about indecision while offering true-to-life stories as various options for the book's direction. These miserable anecdotes and ironic childhood tales include bad dreams,avoiding school, being raped, playing drums in a band that toured with Pauly Shore, working for pornographer Larry Flynt, and revelations of a dysfunctional family life. Each book is handwritten and illustrated in watercolor and ink on beautiful Fabriano Artistico paper. There is a unique image, copper plate etching, drypoint print, and Solarplate print in each. The edition is hardbound with leterpressed, handmade end papers from Nepal.

      [Bookseller: Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC]
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        About Education

      San Diego, California:: Jim Machacek,, 2007.. Edition of 10. 15 x 10.25"; 8 pages. The poem is set in 24 point Bernhard Modern and printed on Fabriano Rosapina. at Bay Park Press. Housed in a closed lightweight fold with elastic closure. Colophon: "This poem was handed in to a high school teacher in Regina, Saskatchewan, by a senior year student. A few weeks later he committed suicide. The poem originally appeared in Generation Magazine in Canada and [was] reprinted in Nola Express. It was given to the artist many years ago and has haunted him ever since. As a long time art teacher, it has cemented his conviction that we need to let creativity bloom and nurture it.

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        Star Spell

      San Jose, CA 2007 - Paperback. A UNIQUE ARTISTS' BOOK which has been signed and dated by the artist. The words "Star Spell" are written largely in resist and have been watercolored over to reveal the words across the twilight sky background. The familiar rhyme reads: "Star light / star bright / first star / I see tonight / I wish I may / I wish I might / have the wish / I wish tonight." Fine in grey paper wrappers with white hand lettered title to spine and silver star to front panel. The interior is bound accordion style and is hand painted and lettered in white on Zerkall Book paper. This is a charming book by well known calligrapher, Cari Ferraro. In addition to her unique artists' books and small limited editions, she has written several books detailing her calligraphy techniques. [16 pages.] ARTB/012408. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Clothespin Tarot

      New York:: Catya Plate,, 2007.. Edition of 50. Work includes a deck of 78 cards, an 86-page book and an original Clothespin Freak sculpture. All elements of the work are hand made and enclosed in a cloth-bound slipcase. Cloth-bound decorated with an embroidered appliqué featuring one of Plate's ?"clothespin freak?" designs on the front and the spine of the book as well as on the spine of the card tray. Slipcase: 10.125 x 9.625 x 1.5" bound in blue Canapetta linen book cloth with three compartments; lined with Coated Interleaving paper printed with artist?'s ?"clothespin?" design using an Epson Inkjet Printer and Epson Inks. Card tray: 9.875 x 3.25 x 1" bound in Asahi Soft Blue/Gold book cloth; lined with Coated Interleaving paper printed with ?"clothespin?" design. Designed with two compartments to house 78 cards. Fronts and backs of cards are printed on Index Exact cardstock paper using an Epson Inkjet Printer and Epson Inks. Card backs have the same ?"clothespin?" design as the slip case lining. Fronts and backs of the cards are bound together with Gudy archival glue. Embroidered ?"Clothespin Freak?" appliqué attached to the spine of the card tray. Cards held in place by a 1" hand sewn Asahi Soft Blue/Gold book cloth band attached to one side of the tray with Velcro closure on the other side. Book: 8.75 x 5.75 x 1"; 11 hand-stitched signatures with head band. Bound in Asahi Soft Blue/Gold book cloth. With orange ribbon page marker. End sheets printed with ?"clothespin?" design on Canson Ingres acid-free paper using an Epson Inkjet Printer and Epson Inks. Embroidered letters and ?"Clothespin Freak?" appliqué attached to front board and spine. Text (Georgia font) and 79 color reproductions of the artist?'s original drawings printed, one-sided, on 87 pages on Somerset Book Wove, acid-free paper using an Epson Inkjet Printer and Epson Inks. ?"Clothespin Freak?" figure: 5 x 1.5 x 1" (sitting); movable parts; custom-made clear, plastic clothespins; doll's body parts and sewn pieces. Consists of an artists?' book with text and illustrations, a deck of cards, and a Clothespin Freak sculpture embedded in a secret compartment of the slipcase. Since 2003, Plate has been working on the Clothespin Tarot, a series of watercolor and pencil drawings inspired by the 78 cards of the traditional Tarot. In the preface the artist writes, ?"Conventional domestic and low-tech items, clothespins in particular, play a key role in my artwork. Generally clothespins are associated with the woman?'s task of doing the laundry and hanging the clothes out to dry. But the clothespins in my projects transcend that original function by relating them to the human body. By allowing them to serve more exotic, whimsical and possibly painful purposes, our contemporary existence is scrutinized; a life, overwhelmed with technology, which has lost its appreciation for the small and unassuming.?" The heroes in this Tarot are the Clothespin Freaks: capricious, anthropomorphic figures made of clear plastic clothespins, doll?'s body parts, and sewn pieces. Different in many ways from other Tarot decks. The traditional suits—swords, wands, pentacles, and cups— are replaced with hatpins, darners, buttons, and thimbles. The 56 cards of the Minor Arcana express their female power and fondness for needle work by surrounding themselves with sewing paraphernalia. Playing on the idea of the arcana (Latin for secret) Plate places an actual Clothespin Freak sculpture in a secret compartment of the slipcase. The text accompanying each of the 78 illustrations in not the usual Tarot divination terminology. Instead, we get serio-comic commentary on a bevy of topics: culture, science, literature, music, psychology. Plate: ?"There are no specific instructions on how to use the deck other than shuffling it well before picking a card. After selecting a card and turning it over one consults the page in the book corresponding to the card for specific advice, taking into consideration its normal or inverted orientation. Some clothespin freaks refer the reader to an additional clothespin freak. It is not necessary to have a specific question in mind before picking a card and one may use spreads associated with other decks if preferred. ?"The main purpose of the Clothespin Tarot is to enlighten and amuse the reader while emphasizing the importance of one?'s imagination in a world where thinking big by looking at the fine details has become a freakish exception.?"

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        CIEN AÑOS DE SOLEDAD (EDICION ORIGINAL CONMEMORATIVA)

      2007 - CASTELLANO SUDAMERICANA [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Turkey Trot

      Leonia, New Jersey:: Lois Morrison,, 2007.. Edition of 25. 9.75 x 5". Purple green and yellow exterior with turkey skin? Printed by Gocco printer. Typface is Ill Omen Pink paper for wrapping tacos. Cover is cloth over board with turkey feet fro Mexico City. Plastic tyvek and Frasia'a passport paper. Some turkeys are laser printed, some by Gocco. Morrison's adaptation of the song recorded by Nancy Sinatra, "These boots are made for walking," into a 'turkey trot.'

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        Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs

      Wiley VCH, 2007. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60383912; EAN: 9783527307982

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        Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs 2007. CDROM/Print: Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs: Including Drugs, Chemical Warfare Agents, and Precursors

      Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA,. Neu BD.1&2,Neuware,m.CD, auf Lager, Versand per DHL/Dpd; 1. Auflage.

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        Placets de l'officier Desbans

      2007. SAINT-AUBIN, Gabriel. Placets de l'officier Desbans. Preface by Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum. 62 pp. Illustrated with 15 facsimile drawings by Gabriel Saint-Aubin, plus a few head- and tail-pieces. Folio, 360 x 235 mm, bound in full red silk over boards, with the gilt-stamped coat-of-arms of Marie-Antoinette on both covers. Paris, 1775 (i.e. London: Roxburghe Club, 2007). Privately printed for members of the Roxburghe Club. This is a facsimile edition of an original French eighteenth-century manuscript produced in Paris in 1775. Edme-Louis Desbans, born 1728, wrote his own text and orchestrated the production of this superlative manuscript as a petition for his advancement in the French Army. It was intended for two readers only: Marie-Antoinette, the new Queen of France, and her husband Louis XVI. Desbans flatters the new Queen as a patron of a new taste in the arts, architecture, fashion, music (as supporter of her fellow Austrian composer Gluck), and symbolic mother of her adopted nation. For Louis XVI, the petition becomes more down-to-earth and appeals to his sense of majesty, fairness and duty as head of the French nation and the French army. The heart and soul of this Placet can be found in the exquisite pen and wash drawings by Saint-Aubin, which accompany the particular points Desbans is trying to make with the King and the Queen. Two of the most captivating drawings show the performance of Gluck's Iphigénie en Aulide attended by Marie-Antoinette and the Coronation scene of Louis XVI at Rheims on 12 June 1775. The manuscript was in the possession of Baron Pichon in the late nineteenth century. It then passed into the collection Baron Maurice de Rothschild. In 1963 it was acquired by Mrs Charles Wrightsman of New York. The facsimile was printed by Santiago Saavedra Ediciones of Madrid. Limited to 75 copies printed for gift and for sale.

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        Collection of Photographs of Gardner D. Marsh, prize-winning salt water angler of Eel Point, Nantucket

      17 x 12 inches and smaller (most approx. 8 x 10 inches or smaller). Old pin holes, some soiling or wear, occasional losses, generally very good. Gardner Marsh - 'the great Atlantic caster from Nantucket' Interesting group of photographs of Nantucket angler Gardner D. Marsh, "the first great surf caster. Dressed in killer black hip boots and foul weather jacket, Gardiner [sic], despite the primitive bamboo rod and heavy braided nylon line, practically invented modern surf casting, could lay his drail in the mouth of a bluefish 100 yards off Smith Point in the face of a 20-knot sou'westerly. He taught us all, but peccadilloes did him in, and he was deported from the island, ended up in Florida, much to our loss" (C.S. Lovelace, Memoirs of a Lost Island [2007], pp. 35-6).Gardner Duane Marsh was a graduate of St. Albans School and Dartmouth College (class of 1941), a veteran of the Army Air Corps, and a long-time fixture in Nantucket. His renown extended to other waters, for Kip Farrington called him "the great Atlantic caster from Nantucket" (Fishing the Pacific, Offshore and on [1953], p. 113).- Portrait of GM and George Heinold, inscribed "To Gardner Marsh if there is a better surf caster, I haven't met him. Many thanks for teaching me how to handle the long sticks, I never used one that long before, George Heinold" Heinold (1916-1982) was a columnist for Outdoor Life.- GM holding "Striped Bass from the Surf Nantucket Island" (42 & 35 lbs). - GM holding two striped bass, 41-1/2 and 35 pounds, before a hardware store window with display of tackle.- GM with S. Kip Farrington on the beach beside a parked station wagon, with the notation "World's no. 1 Angler, any fish any water", Farrington holding a rod, the two men holding a large lure between them.- GM with Chisie Farrington on the beach beside a parked station wagon, both holding rods, with the notation "only woman in world who ever caught 2 Broadbill in one day & 1 world record she holds now" (with a worn and torn example of the same photograph, similar notation).- GM with three striped bass hanging from the sign of the Eel Point Anglers Club (with losses at top and bottom right).- GM with large striped bass, noted 62-3/4 pounds and dated 1950 on the mount.- GM with trophies for catching most game fish on the Atlantic coast during the 1950 season, surfcasting from Nantucket Island (600 fish, bass and blues, 6131 lbs.).- GM with two striped bass, captioned on mount "A fine November day on 'The Point' at Hatteras - before the bridge & the people".- Group of nine photographs of a trip to Cape Hatteras, November 1950, captioned on the glass (cracked).- Home made plaque with relief sculpture of two whales, logo of Cabo Blanco Fishing Club, Peru, and medallion of St. Francis , signed Gardner Duane M- on back- Group photograph of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Dartmouth, GM fifth from right, top row, captioned on back "I am 21 years old here, just prior to going to 2nd World War for 4-1/2 years"- St. Albans School baseball team, GM fifth from left, seated, note on back of frame, "I am 18 years old here"

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        Born In The Bronx Book. DELUXE ISSUE LIMITED TO 25 COPIES

      New York: Universe, 2007. Encased in a maxi 12" sleeve. Preserved in mint condition. An absolutely essential, and extremely limited set, being one of 25 copies with an additional suite of 10 SIGNED photographs by Joe Conzo, plus an additional suite of 5 signed flyers, plus the three books, the 12" vinyl record, all document the birth of rap and hip-hop ONE OF THE 25 COPIES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY EXHIBITION CATALOGUE WHICH CONTAINS TEN SIGNED AND NUMBERED JOE CONZO PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS, PLUS FIVE SIGNED AND NUMBERED BUDDY ESQUIRE FLYERS. Plus strictly Limited Edition vinyl pressing of the Cold Crush Brothers vs. The Fantastic Romantic Four in 1981, considered the greatest old-school Hip Hop battle of all time, here available complete for the first time on vinyl. * "Born in the Bronx" is the first comprehensive visual record of rap's early days. Much has been said and shown of that heady era, but no exhibition has dug as deep as this. How and why the most powerful pop culture force in the world today has its origins in the harsh ghettos of the South Bronx of the 1970s is a fascinating cultural enigma. The catalogue presents many of hip-hop's earliest artifacts, including incorporating the incredible photography by Joe Conzo, plus battle tapes, flyers, films, label art and sleeve art, including signed, dedicated and otherwise unique items. The previously unseen hip-hop photography of Joe Conzo says as much about the musical movement as it does the socio-economic state of the Bronx in the 1970s. Joe's "lost" photo archive documents performance, fashion and street life in the Bronx hip-hop community in the late 1970s, with outstanding action shots of the legends of yore. Conzo's images literally date from Rap's "Year Zero." * Joe Conzo was born in 1963 and raised on the streets of the South Bronx. During the late 70's as a young man, he had the passion to always carry his camera. He literally captured the birth of a culture that would change the world forever. He is recognized by many pioneers of the genre as "Hip-Hop's First Photographer." Having gone to school in the South Bronx High with members of The Legendary Cold Crush Brothers, Joe was part of the original scene. He would become the group's photographer. Those photos and many others would soon grace industry flyers and posters helping to make the spread of Hip-Hop official. In addition to the Cold Crush, he documented other luminaries like DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Melle Mel, Busy Bee and legendary groups like the Treacherous 3 and Fantastic 5 to name a few. He worked inside the landmark venues of The T-Connection, Harlem World, Ecstasy Garage and The Roxy to record some of the most candid moments of the emerging art form. -- The photographs and flyers are in brilliant state and are suitable for exhibition. MUST BE SEEN TO BE FULLY APPRECIATED.

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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      Freeville, New York:: Lilliput Press,, 2007.. Edition of 25. 11 x 6.5"; 50 leaves. Text pages: Mohawk Via vellum. Printed on an Epson 2000P using archival pigmented inks. Illustration portfolios: Moab Entrada with original art, scanned and printed on an Epson 2000P. Overprinted with a linocut to produce opacity and pattern. Additional applications of paint, colored pencil, and graphite used to heighten color and detail. Finished with gold and silver leaf. Lasercuts: Glama natural clear vellum. Lasercut archways with repeat patterns printed on an etching press using polymer plates. Marbled dividers: hand-marbled on Kozuke Japanese paper. Cover: a laser book board painted and fauxed. Title label underneath with brightly colored background behind the floral window. Housed in 12 x 7.5” drop-lid box. Book boards and box bound in Japanese book cloth. Box liner: Ingres Rag paper, handprinted as a collagraph using the positive shapes from the archway of cover. Artist's statement: "The Rubáiyát began as a thought ... How ... finding a beautiful little leatherbound version at a secondhand bookstore. As my collection of Rubáiyáts slowly expanded I toyed with the possibility of creating my own version...."The book is divided into seven segments, each separated by a divider of hand-marbled Japanese paper. The first contains the title page and introduction and the last an artist's statement, bibliography and colophon. The remaining five are dedicated to the seventy-five quatrains of FitzGerald's first edition. Each contains a vellum window, reminiscent of a Persian archway that opens to reveal my version of a miniature painting."Carol Schwartzott: "This edition of the Rubáiyát uses the 1st edition of FitzGerald's translations. Although it is not considered the best of the translations, it is the original. The completion of this book ends my journey of almost ten years. Interestingly, as I worked on its design and reason I really felt it become a more timely piece. For me the Rubáiyát encapsulates the beauty, intellect, and mysticism of the Persian world. How lovely to focus on what a culture brings to others instead of the brutality, fear, anger, and enormous sadness that the war in Iraq has conjured up and bestowed upon all of us. I wanted the book to be calm, serene, ethereal, peaceful, tranquil. I chose a quiet solution for the typography, the layers of the illustration portfolios peel away like veils, and little dots of color here and there, along with the gold and silver leaf represent the jeweled covers and illuminated miniatures of rare Persian books. Since marbling was an art invented and developed by the Persians, I used it for a segment divider. A simple binding and protective box completed the presentation.

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        Esperanza Rising

      Tucson, Arizona:: Carolyn Leigh,, 2007.. Series Variant. 8 x 5.375 x 1.375", expands to 21"; 8 panels. Four pages using flag book structure with pop-ups. Materials: acid free commercial book papers, Tyvek hinges, Ph-neutral PVA glue, Golden and Daniel Smith acrylics. Text: stamped with Versafine Archival Instant Dry Pigment Ink and Encore! Ultimate Metallics Ink, both by Tsukineko. Housed in slipcase of acid free Davey Binder's Board covered with commercial book papers, which have been painted with acrylics. Another of Leigh's Barrio y Calle series, works inspired by urban streets and neighborhoods of the towns and barrios of the Sonoran Desert and by the tropical cities of the Pacific Rim. Carolyn Leigh: "Esperanza Rising is named for a barrio in Sonora that began as shelters built with shipping pallets along an irrigation canal. Slowly the families built permanent homes with electricity and plumbing. The book shows the quiet time at sunrise, when only the building are visible, concealing the families sleeping inside. It pays tribute to the strength and perseverance of people in similar neighborhoods worldwide.

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        Andy Warhol China 1982.

      New York: Timezone 8 Limited / Makostudio 2007.. 86 Seiten. Orig. Leinwand in orig. Leinwandmappe (die Mappe leicht berieben, sonst sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar). 2°. fest gebunden. Exemplar Nr. 48 von 50 Exemplaren der auf dem Vorsatz von Makos eigenhändig signierten Erstausgabe mit einer ebenfalls signierten beiligenden orig. Photographie von Christopher Makos

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        She'd had no premonition

      Chicago, Illinois:: Theodora Press,, 2007.. Edition of 6. 13 x 11"; 2 pages. Half bound with streaked red bookcloth. Intaglio-printed title and illustration inset in top board. Book opens just past 90°, allowing inventive pop-up and rich intaglio images to present a dreamscape in diorama form. Intaglio prints are zinc plates that underwent several layers of tonal aquatints after the initial line work was etched in. Text in script which Pankratz wrote into her original drawing (and which, when transferred to be etched into the zinc plate, had to be reproduced backwards in order to print in the right order to be read; this ends up being a process of drawing the letters as individual line relationships rather than writing the words.). Teresa Pankratz: "She'd had no premonitions… is part of a new body of work with an in-progress title of The Dream House Collection. These pieces revolve around the fictionalized autobiographical tale (the house Pankratz grew up in did burn down in 2005) of the transformations that take place in the lives of three grown siblings when the house they grew up in burns to the ground. Other titles in the collection will be available as they are produced. "?"She?'d had no premonition…?" was conceived after receiving the news that my childhood home had burnt to the ground. Etched into the cloud of smoke billowing from the small town?'s aerial map, these dream texts chronicle my nocturnal visits to the site. Unable to physically return home for several weeks, it seems that, as the text etched into the foreground relates: ?"To this house, she could travel in her sleep.?"

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        ESPAÑA ARTISTICA Y MONUMENTAL.

      - CM EDITORES. Códices y libros iluminados. Salamanca 2007 ISBN: 978--84--936312--3--9 FACSIMIL - OBRA COMPLETA - Edición Facsímil de la obra más lujosa y sustantiva del Romanticismo español en tirada limitada y numerada ante Notario de 997 ejemplares. Los litógrafos franceses reprodujeron el prodigioso detallismo de los 144 grabados de Pérez de Villaamil dando lugar a una obra de capital importancia. ? Edición facsímil limitada y numerada ante notario. ? Los paisajes de la España del XIX. ? Origen: París 1840-1844.? Tamaño: 548 x 385 mm. ? 144 litografías del pintor Jenaro Pérez de Villaamil. ? Encuadernación: Holandesa en piel y tela con estampaciones en oro.?El valor de la obra reside, no solo en la belleza de los grabados de los monumentos más representativos que hoy conocemos, sino en que el pintor refleja edificios históricos que ya no existen como resultado de la desamortización de Mendizábal de 1836 y de las grandesreformas urbanísticas que se acometen en el siglo XIX. V (Ref.37205) facsimil [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Victorian Lady Travellers in Asia - A Collection of Travel Writings

      Edition Synapse, 2007. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60392136; EAN: 9784861660276

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        Paintings & Sculpture From the James E. Sowell Collection

      [Marquand Editions,Tieton, Washington, 2007] A pristine copy of an exquisite Marquand fine hand bookbinding (this volume is the one on their website). Bound in Harmatan leather with Cockerell Marbled endsheets. It has been letterpress printed on Zerkall book and typeset in Montotype Bembo and Monotype Poliphus. The only two copies in the fine binding that have been identified are at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the Mayer Library at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each plate is hand mounted. A beautiful copy.. Quarto.

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        Collection of Photographs of Gardner D. Marsh, prize-winning salt water angler of Eel Point, Nantucket

      17 x 12 inches and smaller (most approx. 8 x 10 inches or smaller). Old pin holes, some soiling or wear, occasional losses, generally very good. 17 x 12 inches and smaller (most approx. 8 x 10 inches or smaller). Gardner Marsh - 'the great Atlantic caster from Nantucket'. Interesting group of photographs of Nantucket angler Gardner D. Marsh, "the first great surf caster. Dressed in killer black hip boots and foul weather jacket, Gardiner [sic], despite the primitive bamboo rod and heavy braided nylon line, practically invented modern surf casting, could lay his drail in the mouth of a bluefish 100 yards off Smith Point in the face of a 20-knot sou'westerly. He taught us all, but peccadilloes did him in, and he was deported from the island, ended up in Florida, much to our loss" (C.S. Lovelace, Memoirs of a Lost Island [2007], pp. 35-6). Gardner Duane Marsh was a graduate of St. Albans School and Dartmouth College (class of 1941), a veteran of the Army Air Corps, and a long-time fixture in Nantucket. His renown extended to other waters, for Kip Farrington called him "the great Atlantic caster from Nantucket" (Fishing the Pacific, Offshore and on [1953], p. 113). - Portrait of GM and George Heinold, inscribed "To Gardner Marsh if there is a better surf caster, I haven't met him. Many thanks for teaching me how to handle the long sticks, I never used one that long before, George Heinold" Heinold (1916-1982) was a columnist for Outdoor Life. - GM holding "Striped Bass from the Surf Nantucket Island" (42 & 35 lbs). - GM holding two striped bass, 41-1/2 and 35 pounds, before a hardware store window with display of tackle. - GM with S. Kip Farrington on the beach beside a parked station wagon, with the notation "World's no. 1 Angler, any fish any water", Farrington holding a rod, the two men holding a large lure between them. - GM with Chisie Farrington on the beach beside a parked station wagon, both holding rods, with the notation "only woman in world who ever caught 2 Broadbill in one day & 1 world record she holds now" (with a worn and torn example of the same photograph, similar notation). - GM with three striped bass hanging from the sign of the Eel Point Anglers Club (with losses at top and bottom right). - GM with large striped bass, noted 62-3/4 pounds and dated 1950 on the mount. - GM with trophies for catching most game fish on the Atlantic coast during the 1950 season, surfcasting from Nantucket Island (600 fish, bass and blues, 6131 lbs.). - GM with two striped bass, captioned on mount "A fine November day on 'The Point' at Hatteras - before the bridge & the people". - Group of nine photographs of a trip to Cape Hatteras, November 1950, captioned on the glass (cracked). - Home made plaque with relief sculpture of two whales, logo of Cabo Blanco Fishing Club, Peru, and medallion of St. Francis , signed Gardner Duane M- on back - Group photograph of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Dartmouth, GM fifth from right, top row, captioned on back "I am 21 years old here, just prior to going to 2nd World War for 4-1/2 years" - St. Albans School baseball team, GM fifth from left, seated, note on back of frame, "I am 18 years old here"

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        Organic-Chemical Drugs and Their Synonyms

      Wiley VCH, 2007. 9th, Completely Revised and Gr. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60384251; EAN: 9783527319398

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        Lexicon Gregorianum

      Brill Academic Pub, 2007. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-21323905; EAN: 9789004138988

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        Doktor Shiwago: Roman

      Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2007.. 768 Seiten Taschenbuch.

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        Placets de l'officier Desbans

      2007. SAINT-AUBIN, Gabriel. Placets de l'officier Desbans. Preface by Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum. 62 pp. Illustrated with 15 facsimile drawings by Gabriel Saint-Aubin, plus a few head- and tail-pieces. Folio, 360 x 235 mm, bound in full red silk over boards, with the gilt-stamped coat-of-arms of Marie-Antoinette on both covers. Paris, 1775 (i.e. London: Roxburghe Club, 2007).Privately printed for members of the Roxburghe Club. This is a facsimile edition of an original French eighteenth-century manuscript produced in Paris in 1775. Edme-Louis Desbans, born 1728, wrote his own text and orchestrated the production of this superlative manuscript as a petition for his advancement in the French Army. It was intended for two readers only: Marie-Antoinette, the new Queen of France, and her husband Louis XVI.Desbans flatters the new Queen as a patron of a new taste in the arts, architecture, fashion, music (as supporter of her fellow Austrian composer Gluck), and symbolic mother of her adopted nation. For Louis XVI, the petition becomes more down-to-earth and appeals to his sense of majesty, fairness and duty as head of the French nation and the French army.The heart and soul of this Placet can be found in the exquisite pen and wash drawings by Saint-Aubin, which accompany the particular points Desbans is trying to make with the King and the Queen. Two of the most captivating drawings show the performance of Gluck's Iphigénie en Aulide attended by Marie-Antoinette and the Coronation scene of Louis XVI at Rheims on 12 June 1775.The manuscript was in the possession of Baron Pichon in the late nineteenth century. It then passed into the collection Baron Maurice de Rothschild. In 1963 it was acquired by Mrs Charles Wrightsman of New York. The facsimile was printed by Santiago Saavedra Ediciones of Madrid. Limited to 75 copies printed for gift and for sale.

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