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         Letter from Birmingham City Jail

      Limited Editions Club New York 2008 - Illustrated by Faith Ringgold with eight color serigraph prints. Limited to 420 numbered copies signed by the illustrator. Beautifully printed on thick, textured paper. Bound in full red linen with leather title label. In a cloth covered clamshell box with similar cloth and label. Introduction by Ringgold and an afterword by Dr. C. T. Vivian, a friend and colleague of King. An outstanding production. Fine condition in fine box. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The China Diary of George H. W. Bush: The Making of a Global President.

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. First edition of Bush's diary he dictated while de facto U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic of China in 1974-75. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on the title page. Rare and desirable, signed by Bush and Kissinger. "George Bush's year in China laid the foundations for the pragmatic, prudent, personal foreign policy that would characterize his presidency. With superb annotations and analysis by Jeffrey Engel, a professor of history and public policy at Texas A&M, Bush's daily diary sheds light not only on 'the making of a global president' but on two nations in transition: late Maoist China, as it moved, tentatively, toward engagement with the international community; and the United States, as it absorbed the implications of defeat in Vietnam" (Glenn C. Altschuler Baltimore Sun). "The book is of unique historic, theoretical and practical value. Its ideal readership consists of international studies scholars and students of various disciplinary backgrounds, with particular interest in China studies as well as diplomatic and international business practioners. I highly recommend it" (Wenshan Jia Journal of Chinese Political Science).

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         Civil War

      n.d.. Signed closing from a black-bordered letter “Mother Martha McCooke / Molly send Love,” 3.25” x 0.75”. McCooke is a variant of McCook. Mounted on 3.5” x 2” card. Rectangular toning of portion of card from prior framing.

“History knows of no other mother like Martha McCook. From the small town of Carrollton, Ohio, she gave all nine of her sons to save the Union during America’s Civil War. It is unique in the recorded history of this or any nation,” according to PR Newswire, April 21, 2008. “Famous as the ‘Fighting McCooks,’ her sons and their kin formed the seventeen members of this heroic Scotch-Irish clan who fought on 46 battlefields in 11 states. Six became generals. Four were killed. Their true story is told in the award-winning book, ‘The Fighting McCooks’ by Charles and Barbara Whalen.

“During the second year of war, Martha McCook was asked by her youngest son, seventeen-year-old John, for permission to join the Union army. A student at Ohio’s Kenyon College, he argued that the war would be over soon and he would be the only McCook not to have the honor of fighting for his country. She gave her permission and he planned to join the 52nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Weeks later, her fourth son and national hero, Brigadier General Robert McCook, was brutally murdered by rebel guerrillas in Alabama. After his funeral in Cincinnati, young John asked his heartbroken mother if he still had her permission to volunteer.

“Martha McCook, in spite of her great sorrow, found the Spartan strength to do what she had taught her nine sons to do. She honored her word. John rose to the rank of colonel. Among the seventeen ‘Fighting McCooks’ were three major generals, three brigadier generals, one naval lieutenant, four surgeons, two colonels, one major, one lieutenant, one private, and one chaplain. They fought mainly in the Western theater, between the Alleghenies and the Mississippi…”

From CivilWarInteractive.com, in part, [Robert L.] McCook … studied law in Steubenville, Ohio at the office of Stanton & McCook, Edwin M. Stanton, future Secretary of War in Lincoln's cabinet and Daniel McCook, a prominent Ohio attorney and Robert's father … When the war started he organized the 9th Ohio in Cincinnati and was commissioned its colonel on 6 May 1861 … He was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers on 21 March 1862 and took part in the advance and siege of Corinth, Mississippi. On 5 August 1862 McCook set out with his brigade from Decherd, Tennessee in what appeared to be a reconnaissance in force. McCook rode in an ambulance due to a severe attack of dysentery. His earlier wound also had not healed. As the ambulance traveled in the gap between two regiments, a band of guerillas, commanded by Captain Frank B. Gurley, attacked the isolated target. Accounts of McCook’s shooting vary. Some claim he was shot as he was lying in the ambulance unable to rise as Federal troops were approaching … He died the next day, 6 August 1862 … Gurley became one of the most wanted criminals in the country because of the political influence of the McCook family. Two of Robert's brothers, Alexander McDowell McCook, and Daniel McCook Jr., and a cousin Edward Moody McCook, would become generals. Daniel Jr. was mortally wounded at Kennesaw Mountain. Including the three generals, Daniel McCook sent 10 sons into Union service. Three sons would be killed, as well as Daniel himself who at the age of 65 was mortally wounded on 19 July 1863 near Buffington Island, Ohio in an attempt to stop John Hunt Morgan's 1863 raid. In addition to his 10 sons, Daniel's brother and five of his nephews would also serve in the Union army or navy.”

On August 28, 1817, Daniel McCook married Martha Latimer. They had 12 children – 9 sons and 3 daughters. A marble bust of Martha McCook (1802-1879) rests on the mantel in the parlor of The McCook House in Carrollton, Ohio, where Martha McCook raised her children. It was commissioned in Italy by Colonel John McCook after the war. The McCook House was listed as a National Historic Place in 1970.


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         L'Histoire d'un Tournesol, The Story of a Sunflower

      Sunflower Press, [Mill Valley, California] 2008 - No. 18 of 30, octavo size, 29 unnumbered leaves, signed by Carol Cunningham. First (and thus far the only) edition of this stunning bibliography from the Sunflower Press, bound by Joe D'Ambrosio; this volume spans nearly 50 years of The Sunflowers Press's publications. Carol Cunningham (1925-2013) and her Sunflower Press was best known for significant contributions to modern book arts; she is best known for her miniature books and was the second woman to become a Companion of the Moxon Chappel, a historic Bay Area printmaking club. Cunningham and close friend Diane Weiss founded the Fine Print Fair, now run by the Pacific Center for the Book Arts. Bound by Joseph J. D'Ambrosio (1934-2009), an exceptional book artist who wrote, set type, printed designs, illustrated, and distinctly bound his books. D'Ambrosio exhibited in many one-man and group exhibitions, and his works are in both private and institutional collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. ***DESCRIPTION: Original orange Thai silk binding with printed paper title inlaid to upper board, original orange dust jacket titled in black at the backstrip, color printed end papers with sunflower pattern, color illustrations hand-stenciled and hand-painted in watercolour, colour printing, inlaid linoleum and zinc cuts, handset Centaur type, on Utopian paper by Curtis, 7 1/4" x 5 1/2", 29 unnumbered leaves, limited edition of 30 copies, this no. 18, signed by Carol Cunningham. ***CONDITION: A fine copy with absolutely no fraying or bumping to the delicate silk cloth binding, dust jacket is clean and crisp, amazing details throughout, and evidence of the careful touch of the artist, all inlaid pieces are intact; a beautiful copy that has been handled with the utmost care, like new. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Documenta 12: Edition: 13 Signed and Numbered Prints

      Taschen, Germany 2008 - EDICIÓN FIRMADA Y LIMITADA a 1000 ejemplares. incluye 13 láminas numeradas y firmadas por los fotógrafos de documenta. Fotógrafos participantes: Peter Friedl, Geneviève Frisson, George Hallett, Andrea Geyer, Hans Nevídal, George Osodi, Alejandra Riera, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Margherita Spiluttini, Egbert Trogemann, Lidwien van de Ven y Edward Woodman. EXCELENTE ejemplar sin abrir. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Flash-Programmierung mit ActionScript 3 - Das Video-Training auf DVD von Galileo Press

      Galileo Press GmbH, 2008. Will man interaktive Anwendungen und Datenverarbeitung in Flash integrieren, kommt man an der Actionscript-Programmierung nicht vorbei -- wer bisher vor einem Einstieg in Actionscript zurück gescheute, ist jetzt am Ziel seiner Wünsche angekommenTobias Hauser und Armin Kappler (ActionScript 3 -- Das Praxisbuch. ActionScript-Versionen 1, 2 und 3, aktuell zu Flash CS3) haben mit ihrem Galileo-Video-Training Flash-Programmierung mit ActionScript 3 im Team eine "das geht wie von allein"-Privatschulung zusammengestellt, die einen über den Programmierberg ins professionelle Actionscript 3-Lager bringt, bevor man dreimal blinzeln kann. Das Konzept der Galileo-Videotrainings ist effektiv und "einfach"größtmögliche Optionsfülle wie Kapitel-Zusammenfassungen, Wissenstests und Übungsmaterial bis hin zum Lernmodus, der das gleichzeitige Mitarbeiten neben dem laufenden Video ermöglicht und eine intuitiv bedienbare Oberfläche. Auf diese "technischen" Grundlagen legen dann Experten wie Tobias Hauser und Armin Kappler im Fall von Flash-Programmierung mit ActionScript 3 ihr Wissen abSchritt für Schritt verfolgt man mit ihnen per Aug und Ohr, wie man mit Actionscript arbeitet. Hauser und Kappler starten mit den Grundlagen zu Flash und Actionscript durch, und zeigen dann im zweiten Kapitel, was sich mit Actionscript 3 geändert hat, bevor sie im dritten Kapitel mit dem Einstieg in Actionscript beginnenVariablen, Datentypen, Operatoren, Schleifen und Funktionen, Strings und Arrays. Gar nicht so schwer, wenn man es gezeigt kriegt ;-) Weiter geht es dann mit der Objektorientierung und dem Debugging, der Film- und Movie-Clip-Steuerung, Ein- und Ausgabe, Datum und Rechnen, Animation, Audio und Video, ein Spezialkapitel zu Multimedia (externe SWF/Bitmap-Dateien laden) und zuletzt dann Formulare und UI-Komponenten sowie die Kommunikation nach außenexterne Dateien laden und Daten an den Server senden sowie der Zugriff auf Webservices. Das Trainer-Duo Hauser/Kappler hat einen definitiven Einstieg in Actionscript für das Selbststudium zusammengestellt -- professionell und praktisch mit Actionscript programmieren, Hintergründe kennen und Zusammenhänge verstehennach kurzen 10 Stunden kein Problem mehr. Das Praxisbuch ActionScript 3Aktuell zu Adobe Flash CS4 Tobias Hauser Armin Kappler Christian Wenz EDV Macromedia digitalproduction.com Animationen objektorientierte Programmierung Filmsteuerung Interaktion Video Bitmaps XML PHP AIR Webservices Flex Dra

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         Guerra , media e politica Il conflitto in Iraq nei linguaggi dei leader politici

      MILANO: Francesco Bevivino Editore, 2008. IED. Brossurato. OTTIMO. 15 21. Collana Isimm USATO

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         Viva Toscanini - Maestro del tempo III Edizione

      ROMA: Herald Editore, 2008. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 16 21. USATO

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         National Registered Consulting Engineer qualification examination test center investment grade fine solution and Exercise library (with CD-ROM under) Inventory Test Series(Chinese Edition) QUAN GUO ZHU CE ZI XUN GONG CHENG SHI< TOU ZI> ZHI YE ZI GE KAO SHI KAO DIAN FEN JI JING JIE YU XI TI KU ( FU GUANG PAN XIA )/ PAN DIAN KAO SHI CONG SHU

      China Water Conservancy and Hydropower Pub. Date :2008-01-01 version 1. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pages Number: 500 Publisher: China Water Conservancy and Hydropower Pub. Date :2008-01-01 version 1. Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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         Heinkel He 177 Greif: Heinkel's Strategic Bomber (Classic No. 15)

      Hersham: Ian Allan, 2008. 1st edition. Fine/Fine dust jacket. 208 p., color/bw photos, color illus, line drawings, appendices, glossary, biblio, index, 4to;

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         Little Sisters of Eluria

      Donald M. Grant 2008 - Special limited edition, limited to 1250, of which this is 749. In clamshell case with faux snakeskin. Signed by Stephen King and the illustrator, Michael Whelan on the limitation page. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cheever Books]
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         Interventional Pain Management: Image-Guided Procedures with DVD, 2e

      Saunders - 1416038442 ** DVD is included & still sealed **; Good++; Hardcover; Covers are still glossy with a few scratches to the back cover and clear edge-protectors applied to the corners; Unblemished textblock edges; The endpapers and all text pages are bright and unmarked; The binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Large Format (Quatro, 10.75" - 11.75" tall); Tan covers with title in red and blue lettering; 2nd Edition; 2008, Saunders Publishing; 640 pages; "Interventional Pain Management: Image-Guided Procedures," by P. Prithvi Raj MD, et al. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Tiziano Terzani: la rivoluzione dentro di noi

      MILANO: LONGANESI & C., 2008. IED. Rilegato. BUONO. 14,5 21. Il Cammeo USATO

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         Il grande treno

      MILANO: LONGANESI & C., 2008. IED. Rilegato. OTTIMO. 14,5 21. Il Cammeo USATO

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         Peregian Codex

      Sydney: The Beagle Press, 2008. Oblong quarto, orange cloth in matching slipcase, 96 pp., fully illustrated with Gleeson’s vivid surreal imagery. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies with a limitation slip signed by the artist, and an original aquatint etching loosely enclosed. The first 50 copies of this edition contain the aquatint Surge 2007 while the second 50 copies contain the work Storm Rods 2007. This example has the etching Surge. The Peregian Codex features the drawings that James Gleeson made while on holiday at Peregian Beach, Queensland, from December 1982 to January 1983. They were a prelude to the grand series of paintings that he began in 1983. This magnificent large format monograph illustrates the fine series of work which is now considered one of the high points of Gleeson’s oeuvre. This is the last monograph produced on the artist before he passed away in 2008, and includes a fine original etching to complement the book.

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         The Double Gun Journal, Volume Four, Issue 4: Winter, 1993 / Volume Five, Issue 5: Winter, 1994 / Volume Six, Issue 1: Spring, 1995 through Volume Nineteen, Issue 4: Winter, 2008

      East Jordan, MI Double Gun Journal, Inc. 2008. - Very Good+. Brown, faux leather heavy paper binds. w/ gilt ils. only very sl. rubbed at spine ends, corners; a few corners lightly bent, else a very crisp, tight & clean set, w/ bright, clear ils.; In wraps; profuse & showy color, b&w photo ils.; our 54 vol. set includes winter issues for 1993 & 1994, and a complete run of this popular quarterly from spring issue of vol. 6, 1995, through winter issue of vol. 19, 2008; SOLD AS SET ONLY; call/e-mail for shipping quote. ; 4to; 150+/vol. pages. Binding is Softcover. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         La nostrra gioventù

      BASTOGI EDITRICE ITALIANA, FOGGIA 2008 - Il canapo ITALIANO Legatura in cartoncino rigido, con titolo in oro al dorso. Sovracoperta illustrata in entrambi i piatti, con alette. Ritratto fotografico dell' Autore all' aletta anteriore. Pagine in buono stato, leggermente ingiallite, come i tagli. Prefazione di Nicla Morletti. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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         Nelson & Emma; Aphrodite & Ares contemplate Admiral Nelson & Lady Hamilton

      [San Francisco]: Pacific Editions, 2008. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Hobson, Charles. Number 4 of 35, quarto size, 41 pp., signed by Charles Hobson. Charles Hobson's imagination takes flight into history with the love story of Britain's hero, Lord Nelson, enabling us to ponder the juxtaposition of love and war. "An imaginary conversation between Aphrodite and Ares concerning Nelson's victory at the Nile in 1798, and his later encounter and affair with Emma Hamilton... At the heart of the design of Nelson & Emma is an intention to show alternative perspectives about the events that transpire and to give life to the odd coincidence that love and war are tied closely together in both the affairs of the gods and the affairs of mortals... The text was written by Charles Hobson who also designed the edition. The book is built around five signatures called "intermezzos" attached to a concertina spine. Each intermezzo has a unique abstract acrylic painting on paper; an image of an historic sea battle printed on transparent film; a Renaissance-era painting of Aphrodite colored with acrylic wash; and a page with cutout windows. The book concludes with a pop-up square-rigged vessel containing the images of Admiral Nelson and Aphrodite... The cover of the book contains a lenticular photograph of an age-of-sail battle scene overlaid with a painting of Aphrodite by Titian who looms over the battle. The lenticular photograph shifts the view between the two images as the cover is tilted." (N.B., from the web site of Charles Hobson.) ***DESCRIPTION: Original quarter blue cloth with title stamped in silver at backstrip, upper board is covered in mouldmade Canal paper with inlaid lenticular photograph, lower board is blue cloth, housed in a slipcase covered with the same Canal paper that has been embossed with a pattern of netting, illustrated title-page, monotype frontis-portraits, hand-painted paper, 5 illustrations on transparent film, cut-out pages, and historic depictions of Aphrodite with acrylic wash, and one pop-up, Rives BFK paper, insert notes: "Since the first painted page in each intermezzo has been painted by hand, there may be some paint on the reverse-that is, on the text side. Please consider this a sign that each copy is unique and verifies that the hand of the artist (or at least the brush) touched the page." Quarto 11.25" by 10.25", 41 pp., limited edition, number 4 of 35, signed by Charles Hobson. ***CONDITION: Fine copy, like new, in fine slipcase. ***CITATION: Experiments in Navigation, p. 62. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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         Il barbiere di Stalin Critica del lavoro ( ir ) responsabile

      MILANO: Università Bocconi Editore, 2008. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 12 19,5. Itinerari USATO

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         Dialogorientierter Journalismus: Leserbriefe in der deutschen Tagespresse (Forschungsfeld Kommunikation): Leserbriefe in der deutschen Tagespresse

      Uvk, 2008 - 446 Seiten Eintrag/Stempel vorne im Buch, Artikel stammt aus Nichtraucherhaushalt! GD1155 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 621 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Les Miserables

      London: The Folio Society, 2008. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Special limited edition Folio Society edition of Victor Hugo's classic historical novel. Bound in Wassa Goatskin. Top edge gilt. Cover design by Jeff Clements. Features b/w images derived from the art of De Neuville, Bayard, Morin, Valnay and other prominent French Artists. Comes with a pamphlet, The Divine Stenographer: Truth and Narration in Les Miserables, written by Mario Vargas Llosa. Complete with clamshell box. Copy number 1700 of 1750. Faint knick to top edge gilt. But otherwise pristine. In fine condition overall. .

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         La grande storia di Padre Pio

      MILANO: CAIRO EDITORE, 2008. IED. Rilegato. BUONO. 16 21,5. Storie USATO

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         J2ME mobile game development explain - Quick Start and difficult business case analysis (with CD) program the world(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) J2ME SHOU JI YOU XI KAI FA XIANG JIE KUAI SU RU MEN NAN DIAN POU XI SHANG YE AN LI ( FU GUANG PAN )/ CHENG XU TIAN XIA

      Electronics Industry Pub. Date :2008-01-01 version 1. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pages Number: 624 Publisher: Electronic Industry Pub. Date :2008-01-01 version 1. This book is an introduction J2ME wireless development training tutorial. oriented with basic J2ME Wireless-based developer. Book by 7 typical example. were introduced from different aspects of J2ME game development and practical techniques. Through reading and discussion of the actual code. readers can improve the programming skills. literacy training game development. This book is divided into 13 chapters. cha... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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         Blackjack Club La vera storia dei sei studenti che hanno sbancato Las Vegas

      MILANO: ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, 2008. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 13 18. Piccola Biblioteca Oscar Mondadori USATO

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         Rio Abajo/drifting Away: The Deluxe Edition

      Bogota, Colombia: Erika Diettes Studios(2008). First Edition / First Printing. As New in No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 20 pages. Artist Book. Collection of tipped-in color transparencies. One of the most beautiful and most valuable photography books of our time. Limited Edition of 250 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, of which there are many, mainly exhibition catalogs, all of them sourced from this Artist Book. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Erika Diettes: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with titles printed on white stock paper that is pasted on the cover, as issued. Photographs by Erika Diettes. Essay by Miguel Gonzalez in both the Spanish original and felicitous English translation. Each original color transparency is hand-tipped into a pristine-white, thick card-stock paper to the highest standards. They must be seen and experienced in all their beauty, power, and sheer innovativeness in their use of the book format. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition collectible format, Erika Diettes' "Rio Abajo/Drifting Away". A luminous sequence of photographs that Diettes originally produced on transparent 60 X 35.5 inch (5 X 2 feet) life-size glass. How many photographs have you seen printed on glass or transparency (which means that they have no "back" side, the images can be viewed on both sides) ? Not very many, if at all. In a stroke of brilliance, Diettes chose glass and transparency because they both evoke River and Water, Colombia's fluids, evocatively and powerfully, and in a way that the regular photographic print cannot. "The rivers of Colombia are the largest graveyards in the world, favored places to dispose of the victims of the country's civil war. Out of this tragedy, Erika Diettes has created a powerful body of work about loss and memory in her photographs of personal articles once owned by The Disappeared. Her work is in the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among other major venues, and is exhibited alongside that of Christian Boltanski and Gordon Matta-Clark. Erika Diettes holds a Master's Degree in Anthropology and was recently selected as one of the leading 180 thinkers in Latin America" (Charles Guice). Like Boltanski's work, Diettes' imagery resonates precisely because she uses the most basic elements of a human life, in this case, the articles of clothing that were recovered from the bodies of people murdered in Colombia's unending armed conflict. As such, her work is a radical departure from the more elaborate, ritualistic, even fetishistic photography we generically associate with Latin America (she is, after all, an anthropologist/social thinker as well as an artist/photographer, of the first rank in both instances). An absolute "must-have" title for Erika Diettes collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition of 250 numbered and signed copies, blind-stamped and numbered as such on the Back Limitation Page. It is also very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Erika Diettes. Each original color transparency is blind-stamped on recto by the artist/photographer. This title is a great Artist Book. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Limited Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: The life-size glass prints have been acquired by museums and private collections for thousands of dollars apiece. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative, on a more intimate scale, of this masterpiece. A rare signed copy thus. 15 original color transparency prints. One of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ERIKA DIETTES TITLES IN OUR CATALOG).

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         The China Diary of George H. W. Bush: The Making of a Global President.

      Princeton University Press, Princeton 2008 - First edition of Bush's diary he dictated while de facto U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic of China in 1974-75. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on the title page. Rare and desirable, signed by Bush and Kissinger. "George Bush's year in China laid the foundations for the pragmatic, prudent, personal foreign policy that would characterize his presidency. With superb annotations and analysis by Jeffrey Engel, a professor of history and public policy at Texas A&M, Bush's daily diary sheds light not only on 'the making of a global president' but on two nations in transition: late Maoist China, as it moved, tentatively, toward engagement with the international community; and the United States, as it absorbed the implications of defeat in Vietnam" (Glenn C. Altschuler Baltimore Sun). "The book is of unique historic, theoretical and practical value. Its ideal readership consists of international studies scholars and students of various disciplinary backgrounds, with particular interest in China studies as well as diplomatic and international business practioners. I highly recommend it" (Wenshan Jia Journal of Chinese Political Science). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         L'Histoire d'un Tournesol, The Story of a Sunflower

      [Mill Valley, California]: Sunflower Press, 2008. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Cunningham, Carol. No. 18 of 30, octavo size, 29 unnumbered leaves, signed by Carol Cunningham. First (and thus far the only) edition of this stunning bibliography from the Sunflower Press, bound by Joe D'Ambrosio; this volume spans nearly 50 years of The Sunflowers Press's publications. Carol Cunningham (1925-2013) and her Sunflower Press was best known for significant contributions to modern book arts; she is best known for her miniature books and was the second woman to become a Companion of the Moxon Chappel, a historic Bay Area printmaking club. Cunningham and close friend Diane Weiss founded the Fine Print Fair, now run by the Pacific Center for the Book Arts. Bound by Joseph J. D'Ambrosio (1934-2009), an exceptional book artist who wrote, set type, printed designs, illustrated, and distinctly bound his books. D'Ambrosio exhibited in many one-man and group exhibitions, and his works are in both private and institutional collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.***DESCRIPTION: Original orange Thai silk binding with printed paper title inlaid to upper board, original orange dust jacket titled in black at the backstrip, color printed end papers with sunflower pattern, color illustrations hand-stenciled and hand-painted in watercolour, colour printing, inlaid linoleum and zinc cuts, handset Centaur type, on Utopian paper by Curtis, 7 1/4" x 5 1/2", 29 unnumbered leaves, limited edition of 30 copies, this no. 18, signed by Carol Cunningham.***CONDITION: A fine copy with absolutely no fraying or bumping to the delicate silk cloth binding, dust jacket is clean and crisp, amazing details throughout, and evidence of the careful touch of the artist, all inlaid pieces are intact; a beautiful copy that has been handled with the utmost care, like new.***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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         Animal Spirit (blue)

      - Colour etching, Edition of 68, signed by the artist on the front and numbered on the reverse 63.5 x 77.3 cm (25 x 30 5/8 inches). 'During the coverage of the crash of the financial markets in 2008 we heard a lot about 'animal spirits'. The financial sector is still male dominated and men often seem to talk as if emotions are 'women's business' and they somehow operate in this entirely objective universe .There seemed to be a idea that the market was guided by a neutral 'dead hand' and the market was entirely rational but we found out in the crash that it was just as prone to emotional weather as any human system. This print shows my symbolic representation of the irrational beast that controls the market, half bull, half bear. He, and it most definitely is a he, is surrounded by symbols taken from the names of patterns seen in Japanese Candlestick graphs. These are graphs that supposedly invented by 16th Century Japanese rice traders to help them understand the fluctuations in their market and they are still used today on the computer screens of city traders. Certain patterns have colourful names such as Abandoned Baby, Hanging Man, Shooting Star, Dark Cloud Cover, Gravestone Doji, Three Black Crows and Concealing Baby Swallow.' Grayson Perry [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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         Men for All Seasons and Legendary Ladies

      Johannesburg, Rowland Ward Publications, 2008 [first thus]/ 1996. Quarto, x, 270 pages with numerous illustrations (from photographs); a signed certificate of limitation is tipped in at the title page. Quarter morocco and decorated cloth; a fine copy in the fine slipcase (with the author and title details inscribed in felt-tipped pen on its closed end). Number 52 of only 300 copies of the 'collectors' edition', with the certificate of limitation numbered and signed by the author. Essentially the history of safaris in East Africa, primarily over 'the fifty years between 1900 and 1950. It is possible for me to use firsthand accounts given to me by some of the people who were actual participants in the events in this exciting period. I was born and brought up in the centre of it all. Then, between 1947 and 1961, I worked as a professional hunter all over eastern Africa' (from the author's introduction).

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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         Ten technologies to save the planet

      LONDRA: Green Profile, 2008. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 13,5 21,5. USATO

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         Nelson & Emma; Aphrodite & Ares contemplate Admiral Nelson & Lady Hamilton

      Pacific Editions, [San Francisco] 2008 - Number 4 of 35, quarto size, 41 pp., signed by Charles Hobson. Charles Hobson's imagination takes flight into history with the love story of Britain's hero, Lord Nelson, enabling us to ponder the juxtaposition of love and war. "An imaginary conversation between Aphrodite and Ares concerning Nelson's victory at the Nile in 1798, and his later encounter and affair with Emma Hamilton. At the heart of the design of Nelson & Emma is an intention to show alternative perspectives about the events that transpire and to give life to the odd coincidence that love and war are tied closely together in both the affairs of the gods and the affairs of mortals. The text was written by Charles Hobson who also designed the edition. The book is built around five signatures called "intermezzos" attached to a concertina spine. Each intermezzo has a unique abstract acrylic painting on paper; an image of an historic sea battle printed on transparent film; a Renaissance-era painting of Aphrodite colored with acrylic wash; and a page with cutout windows. The book concludes with a pop-up square-rigged vessel containing the images of Admiral Nelson and Aphrodite. The cover of the book contains a lenticular photograph of an age-of-sail battle scene overlaid with a painting of Aphrodite by Titian who looms over the battle. The lenticular photograph shifts the view between the two images as the cover is tilted." (N.B., from the web site of Charles Hobson.) ***DESCRIPTION: Original quarter blue cloth with title stamped in silver at backstrip, upper board is covered in mouldmade Canal paper with inlaid lenticular photograph, lower board is blue cloth, housed in a slipcase covered with the same Canal paper that has been embossed with a pattern of netting, illustrated title-page, monotype frontis-portraits, hand-painted paper, 5 illustrations on transparent film, cut-out pages, and historic depictions of Aphrodite with acrylic wash, and one pop-up, Rives BFK paper, insert notes: "Since the first painted page in each intermezzo has been painted by hand, there may be some paint on the reverse-that is, on the text side. Please consider this a sign that each copy is unique and verifies that the hand of the artist (or at least the brush) touched the page." Quarto 11.25" by 10.25", 41 pp., limited edition, number 4 of 35, signed by Charles Hobson. ***CONDITION: Fine copy, like new, in fine slipcase. ***CITATION: Experiments in Navigation, p. 62. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory (Temeraire Books 1-4) plus Golden Age and Other Stories

      Subterranean Press, USA 2008 - Each book is a numbered limited edition copy signed by Naomi Novik. This is a matching set of number 106. All books new and unread in like dust jackets. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pages of Boston]
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         Guts And Glory: The Golden Age Of American Football 1958-1978

      Cologne, Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag(2008). First Edition / First Printing. As New in No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 350 pages. Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful sports photography books of our time. Deluxe "Art" Edition of 200 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with the Limited Edition. The Deluxe "Art" Edition is now rare. A glorious production by Neil Leifer and Taschen: Oversize-volume format in wide oblong shape. The book weighs 10 pounds. Pictorial hard boards with red-and-white silk cloth overboards and gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Neil Leifer. Text by Jim Murray and Gabriel Schechter. 15 X 12 inch original silver-gelatin print in glassine sheet neatly laid into the Back Page Slip of the book. Matching silk cloth slipcase. Cardboard box with titles printed on the cover. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Cologne, Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in the most collectible edition format, Neil Leifer's "Guts And Glory". A photographic record of football's rise as the greatest American sport. "Here are the most memorable moments since the birth of Pro Football in America. In 1958, sports photographer Neil Leifer took the picture that remains one of his most famous to this day. The day he got the shot of Alan Ameche's game-winning 'Sudden Death' touchdown was Leifer's 16th birthday. This game, called 'The Greatest Ever Played', signalled football's emergence as America's national pastime. Formerly half-empty stadiums welcomed sold-out crowds overnight as football surpassed baseball and basketball in national television ratings. While best-known for the enormous diversity of subjects he covered in and out of the sports world, it is his football pictures Leifer considers his best" (Publisher's blurb). Neil Leifer is regarded as the greatest living American sports and "action" photographer. An absolute "must-have" title for Neil Leifer collectors. This copy is one of the Deluxe "Art" Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen-marker by Neil Leifer. It comes with an original 15 X 21 inch silver-gelatin print of "Alan Ameche, 1958", Neil Leifer's single most iconic image, indicated as such on verso, and is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on recto by the photographer. This title is a modern sports photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Deluxe "Art" Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Taschen raised the price of its very last copies to $2500, which are now all sold out. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Hundreds of plates, 1 original silver-gelatin print. One of the greatest American photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. . ISBN 3836508400.

      [Bookseller: ModernRare]
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         The Little Sisters of Eluria

      Donald M.Grant, Hampton Falls NH 2008 - First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:A Fine Copy of this Special Edition one of only 4000 numbered copies for sale this is copy number 2488 and is signed by the Artist Michael Whelan to the Limited Edition page, Faux Snakeskin boards, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Fine.Slipcase Condition:Fine,retains the original publishers shrink wrap over the Faux Snakeskin outer cover of the slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books]
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         Ray K Metzker: Light Lines

      Steidl & Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne, 2008-03-01. Hardcover. Very Good//Very Good. Signed. VG/VG. *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by R.K. Metzker on title page. Black photo-illustrated jacket, dust jacket in archival plastic protector. very light shelf wear, oversized, heavy, additional shipping charges may apply..

Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com

Orders shipped via USPS.

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         Child 44

      Simon & Schuster, London 2008 - Uncorrected Bound Proof of this author's first novel. Nominated for a Booker Prize, Steel Dagger Award, Nominated for a New Blood Dagger. SIGNED and Lined "When fear silences a nation one man must speak the Truth." by the author on the title page at the 2009 Thrillerfest in New York. In fine unread condition. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         TourismusArchitektur: Baukultur als Erfolgsfaktor von Prof. Dr. Felizitas Romeiß-Stracke (Herausgeber, Mitwirkende), Prof. Dr. Harald Bodenschatz (Mitwirkende), Prof. Dr. Toni Breuer (Mitwirkende), Dr. Burkhard von Freyberg (Mitwirkende), Dr. Caroline Funke (Mitwirkende), Stephan Gerhard (Mitwirkende), Prof. Dr. Heiner Haass (Mitwirkende), Bibiane Hromas (Mitwirkende), Dr. Wolfgang Isenberg (Mitwirkende), Dipl.-Ing. Marc Kirschbaum (Mitwirkende), Dr. Kristiane Klemm (Mitwirkende), Lisa Kofink (Mitwirkende), Dipl.-Ing Petra Maluck (Mitwirkende), Edith Oberhofer (Mitwirkende), Prof. Dr. Harald Pechlaner (Mitwirkende), Dieter Pfister (Mitwirkende), Prof. Mathias Reichenbach-Klinke (Mitwirkende), Dipl.Psych. Reinhard Schober (Mitwirkende), Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Kai Schuster (Mitwirkende), Dipl.-Geogr. Markus Seibold (Mitwirkende), Dr. Martin Spantig (Mitwirkende), PD Dr. Hasso Spode (Mitwirkende), Prof. Dr. Albrecht Steinecke (Mitwirkende), Prof. Dr. Klaus Weiermair (Mitwirkende)

      Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co, 2008. Mit spektakulären Einzelbauwerken punkten Städte und Regionen im Standortwettbewerb. Doch oft wird unterschätzt, dass erst ein bauliches Gesamtkonzept den Erfolg in Tourismus und Hotellerie sichert. Felizitas Romeiß-Stracke und weitere Autoren zeigen in diesem fachübergreifenden Buch, wie architektonisch attraktive Destinationen entstehen: - Tourismus-Manager lernen, ihr Produkt aus architektonischer Sicht einzuschätzen und besser zu gestalten: Welches bauliche Ambiente mögen Touristen und wie entsteht es? - Architekten entdecken neue Geschäftsfelder: Wie lassen sich touristische Attraktionen direkt inszenieren? - Investoren erhalten Know-how, um Projekte noch besser zu beurteilen. Leser finden in dem Buch neue Denkanstöße, praktische Ansätze und viele Beispiele für die gesamte Tourismusarchitektur - vom klassischen Hotelbau über Shoppingcenter bis zur städtischen Fußgängerzone. Prof. Dr. Felizitas Romeiß-Stracke ist Soziologin und Stadtplanerin. Sie lehrte von 1990 bis 1999 an der Fakultät für Tourismus der Hochschule München "Destinations-Management" und seit 2001 an der Architekturfakultät der Technischen Universität München "Freizeit und Tourismuswissenschaft". Ihr privates Tourismus-Beratungsbüro hat sich 30 Jahre lang in vielen Gemeinden und Regionen unter anderem mit dem Thema der strategischen Bedeutung von Ortsgestaltung und Architektur für die Tourismusent­wicklung beschäftigt.

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         L' autostrada del diavolo Una storia vera

      ROMA: XL Edizioni, 2008. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 12 20. Borders USATO

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         Si spegne, signori si chiude L' era della diminuzione

      ROMA: XL Edizioni, 2008. IED. Brossurato. OTTIMO. 12 20. Ambientamoci USATO

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         La penisola dei mafiosi L' Italia del pizzo e delle mazzette. Tra corruzione e violenza, la fotografia di un Paese ostaggio della criminalità organizzata.

      ROMA: Newton & Compton Editori, 2008. IED. Brossurato. OTTIMO. 15 21,5. Controcorrente USATO

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         The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Inscribed First Edition)

      Bloomsbury / Children's High Level Group, London 2008 - A Fine copy in the publisher's original illustrated boards. No dust jacket, as issued. Inscribed by the author "Christmas 2008 J. K. Rowling" on the page facing the copyright page. After the success of the Harry Potter series, Rowling created this spin-off work of short stories, including "The Tale of the Three Brothers" which figures prominently in the plot of "The Deathly Hallows" as well as four other short tales. The author originally created seven handwritten manuscripts in 2007 as gifts for the people associated with the series, auctioning one off for charity (it brought 1.95 million pounds). The following year it was published and released in this edition and in a deluxe edition. However, unlike previous releases, there was only one signing event for this book, at the National Library of Scotland for a group of around 200 children, ages 8 - 11, selected through a lottery. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Dittatore, demone e dèmagogo Domande e risposte su Adolf Hitler

      Casa Editrice Corbaccio, MILANO 2008 - ITALIANO Legatura editoriale in cartoncino rigido telato, con titolo in oro al dorso. Sovracoperta illustrata con alette. Pagine in ottimo stato, leggermente brunite ai tagli. Traduzione di Valeria Montagna.

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