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        THE PAINTED MAN Enter a World Where Darkness Belongs to Demons (SIGNED COPY)

      Harper/Voyager, London 2008 - Exclusive Signed Edition. Blinded Stamped 8/25 and dated 9-4-08 to title page with crossed knife and scabbard avatar [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: L & S.D. GREEN]
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        BALLYCONNIGAR

      Dublin 2,Ireland: Tuskar Rock Press, 2008. Book. Illus. by Mary Lohan. New. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First Edition. This is a true first edition, first printing (first impression) copy in a pristine dust jacket. Signed to the rear by Colm Toibin and Mary Lohan. [This edition is limited to 500, 50 signed and numbered, 20 HC, 12 Signed, Cased and lettered A-L plus 3 HC copies.] This is one of the lettered copies [E] Limited to 12 copies. Included with this edition set into a compartment to the rear of the slipcase is a original oil by Mary Lohan. It is also signed and dated by the artist Mary Lohan..

      [Bookseller: Kelleher Rare Books]
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        Damsels & Dragons

      [Milwaukee, WI]. 2008. Artist&#39;s book, one of 25 copies, all on one-ply Strathmore paper, each copy hand-numbered and signed by the artist on the titlepage with copyright and date. Page size: 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches; 38pp; plus small book (within this larger book) on the 28th page that is 3-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches,10pp; being a laser print copy of Joris Hoefnagel&#39;s 1590 calligraphy book created by Georg Bocksay in 1575, tied with brown silk ribbon. Bound by the artist: accordion style with boards covered in black paper with overall design of damsels and dragonflies in blue and red, housed in matching paper-covered slipcase. DAMSELS & DRAGONS celebrates the nature of and the art that has been inspired by these insects. Ms. Poehlmann has handlettered in ink her text which is taken from various sources as well as identifying the images that have been inspired by these insects. For example, there are pages of a Book of Hours (French Miniaturist) from 1490-1500 at the Pierpont Morgan Library showing a dragonfly on a blue cornflower, Lalique&#39;s pendants, Emile Galle&#39;s vase decorated with a dragonfly, and, of course, Tiffany&#39;s dragonfly lamp. Artists from Picasso (his beautiful dragonfly in HISTOIRE NATURELLE) to Balthasar van der Ast are represented. The images are color copies cut out and collaged on the pages around the hand-lettered text. A very beautiful book celebrating centuries of art inspired by these beautiful creatures. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10165.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        THE BRASS VERDICT signed 1st + complete set of signed firsts 25+ books

      Little Brown and Company, New York Boston 2008 - A COMPLETE COLLECTED SET OF ALL MICHAEL CONNELLY NOVELS - ALL SIGNED FIRST US TRADE EDITIONS in Near Fine or better condition, both book and DJ. ALL books are hand signed without inscription (signature only). Signatures are signed directly to the title pages. No bookplate signatures. All DJs have price intact and are wrapped in a fresh removable acid free DJ protector. Books are crisp, tight and unread. 25+ books shipped together via UPS. Delivery costs will be additional. Insurance is required. No PO Boxes. Domestic US Shipping only. Sorry, no international shipping. Please e-mail for shipping quote. Will be determined by your location and UPS rates/insurance. This is an awesome set collected over years in Near Fine or better condition, all signed in the first US trade edition, 1st printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books LLC]
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        Les châteaux du siècle de louis XIV

      Atlas, 2008. in4 Cartonné

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        The Stones of Mani. Views of the Southern Peloponnese. Two Volumes

      Sacramento, CA: Stalwart Press. 2008. Signed limited edition, one of 50 copies, text on Rives Heavyweight paper and each of the 12 platinum-palladium photograph on Crane&#39;s 90-lb. business card stock, with preceding legend for each photograph on Wyndstone vellum, each copy signed and numbered by the author / photographer, Mary Swisher, who has also signed and numbered each of her photographs. Page size: 11-3/4 x 10 inches; text volume 72pp; print volume 24 leaves. Bound by L.J. Dillon: text volume in tan linen over boards with stitched binding in natural linen thread using Greek key design; plate volume is loose as issued housed in tan linen portfolio identical in trim size to text volume, both housed in publisher&#39;s slipcase of same tan linen with blue Hahnemuhle Bugra papers on front and back, title and author in black with cross and lion motifs used also as decorations in the text; same blue Hahnemuhle paper used as endsheets in text volume and to line plate portfolio case. & Mary Swisher has created a most beautiful and enduring homage to that part of the Peloponnesos in Greece known as the Mani. It is the small eastern-most peninsula that lies between the Gulf of Messina and the Gulf of Laconia. Just south of Sparta, that ancient city that figures so predominantly in the mythic origins of western civilization, harboring the island of Kranai where Paris and Helen spent their first night of love, land where the 1829 Greek War of Independence began, the ancient lands of Mani are celebrated in word and image. & Using the technique of platinum-palladium prints, a method of printing photographs perfected in the late 19th century, she has captured the illusive Greek light which so dramatically sets off the permanence of the harsh Greek stony land. The photographs were taken with a 4 x 5 field camera; each negative was contact printed on rag paper and handcoated with platinum-palladium and then exposed to ultraviolet light. The laborious and technically difficult process was not used after World War I as the world&#39;s supply of platinum became unavailable. Re-emerging in the late 20th century, the process is prized for its ability to give a photograph of lustrous depth and archival endurance. It is a technique used to maximum effect in this beautiful book.& Ms. Swisher&#39;s text is printed letterpress in two colors by Robert Dickover of The Stalwart Press, in Garamond, Garamond Italic and Hadriano Stonecut, from handset type. Ornamented with designs in blue by Rachel Stonecipher, who assisted in the design of the book, the text pages highlight the stone carvings found in the 11th century Church of Metamorphosis. Certainly this is a stunning book - of the greatest appeal to anyone with interest in ancient or modern Greece.& Mary Swisher is a well-known California photographer and has received two National Endowment of the Arts grants and a California Council for the Arts grant for the project A PHOTOGRAPHY SURVEY OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY 1850-1950. She was one of the featured photographers in the book, PRESIDIO GATEWAY, which documents San Francisco&#39;s 218-year-old army post before it became a national park. Her work is widely shown and is in museums and private collections in Europe, the United States and Japan. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10166.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Pongmalai Garland

      San Francisco, CA: CoTangent Press. 2008. One of 5 copies, 4 of which are for sale, of this gum printed diptych, signed by the artist, William T. Vollmann, on the front cover. Page size: 18-3/8 x 18-1/8 inches; 4pp; including covers. Bound by the artist: paper over boards that has been painted with heavy impasto small white paper label on front right corner reading, "Pongmalai / Garland/ A Bichromate / Diptych / Bangkok 9/11/01 / William T. Vollmann / 1/5 / 2008" and another white paper label on lower right corner reading, "CoTangent" with the press&#39;s device in the artist&#39;s hand, interior heavily painted forming borders within which the two gum prints are mounted, housed in custom-made black cloth clamsh box with black morocco label on spine, stamped in gold gilt with artist&#39;s name and title. The actual images are of female genetalia covered by flower garlands so the subject matter is not immediately discernable. And, while the label dates and places this work as 2001 in Thailand, the printing was accomplished in 2008 in Sacramento. The Gum Bichromate Process ( a contact printing process) is extremely delicate, diffucult,and dangerous - due to the chemicals used in the process. Each color of a seven-color gum print is printed with a different negative and developed with a different pigment, and all must be in register on "sized" paper. Further each layer must be printed two to six times. The final print has a depth of color and shade not achieved with other print-making techniques. William Vollmann has employed the successfully employed this technique resulting in images that are at once mysterious, fragile and beautiful. His decorative painting of the portfolio housing the prints is a perfect complement. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10168.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        United States Patents Quarterly 1st v. 1-231, 1929-1986; USPQ 2d 1-86

      2008. United States Patents Quarterly [1st]. Washington: Bureau of National Affairs. Vols. 1 to 231 (1929-1986). Complete set. [with] U.S.P.Q. Cumulative Index Digest. Vols. 1-231, in 20 books. [with] United States Patent Quarterly 2d. Vols. 1 to 86 (1987-2008) [with] U.S.P.Q. 2d Annual Digest. Vols. 1 to 80 (1992 to 2006), 20 softbound vols. Together 357 books. Ex-private law library with stamps and card pockets, very good condition. * Premier research tool on Intellectual Property law and indispensable in a patent library. Unique in that it prints many "manuscript" decisions which are nowhere else published. These Patent Office decisions are not printed in the Commissioner&#39;s decisions, but are often referred to by the examiners. The publisher is permanently out-of-print of 17 volumes of this title.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Ebru Paper with Drawing of Beyazit Tower

      (Istanbul): Ebristan, 2008. Original marbled paper art by Turkey&#39;s premier paper marbler, with dusky swirls of pale peach, green, blue, and mauve. Signed and dated by the artist. Emerging from the center of the marbling is a small, detailed drawing in brown ink of the entrance archway to Istanbul University and Beyazit Tower. The tower is located on the university&#39;s campus and was originally built in 1824 as a fire watch-tower. Birds fly overhead and disappear amidst the soft clouds of a marbled sky. Paper marbling, or Ebru, is one of the oldest arts in Turkey. In addition to being employed in book binding and decoration, it was often used as a background for calligraphy and is considered high art. Ever since its fifteenth-century beginnings, artists in Turkey (and around the world) have experimented with marbling in order to create increasingly complex designs, which are works of art in their own right. Measuring 28 by 20 inches. One corner slightly bumped, else a fine example of this traditional art form.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Psychopts

      New York: JMc & GHB, 2008. Fine in a fine jacket, housed in the publisher&#39;s slipcase.. Deluxe Edition. Small quarto in slipcase. Letter D of 26 lettered copies, SIGNED by Christopher Wool and Richard Hell. Includes an original word drawing in graphite pencil by Wool and Hell pairing "fart" and "fact," additionally signed by both artists, and bound into the book. (There were 1576 copies in total: 1500 of the trade edition in paperback, 50 numbered copies in hardcover, and 26 lettered copies such as this one.) Christopher Wool&#39;s word images are among the most sought after pieces in contemporary art. This collaboration with Richard Hell, one of the originators of punk music, explores the fusion of conceptual poetry and art by pairing words like incest and nicest, slave and salve, anus and stuns, perils and penis, etc. The eye is not quite sure what it sees, which is the point, sport.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Michel Thomas Method: The Learning Revolution

      London:: Hodder Education, a Hachette Livre company,, 2008.. First edition, first printing.. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. [viii], 248pp. Contents very fresh and clean, appears unread. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp, minimal blunting to foot of spine. In the unclipped turquoise pictorial dust jacket, very bright and fresh, with minor knocks to extremities. Lovely copy. The author &#39;looks in detail at the methodology and its implications for the ways in which we learn, based on extensive discussions with Michel Thomas himself.&#39;

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        Fifty-to-One

      Burton, Michigan, U.S.A.: Subterranean 2008 - What an amazing concept! Charles Ardai, founder of Juno, and an amazingly adept mystery writer himself, had the idea to rejuvenate and re-introduce the little pulp novelas that graced newsstand shelves and airport book racks n the 50's and '60s. The covers are noted for their usual depiction of a femme fatale, a tough guy and a weapon or some other form of peril. The artwork is always great and the stories, sometimes yes, sometimes no. Voila! Hard Case Crime was borne out of a labor of love and as an homage to the old pulps. With a combination of re-issued classics and new books written by aspiring and established authors the dream materialized. The books were originally produced and distributed by Dorchester Publishing in combination with Ardai's publishing concern, but financial hardship seemed ready to doom the enterprise after almost seventy books. Fortunately, UK Publisher Titan Books stepped into the breech and resumed cultivation and distribution of new titles. The book listed above is 297 of 500 signed and numbered copies of the Limited Edition hardcover of Fifty-To-One (issue price-$45.00). What I am selling however, is a complete set of the HCC books for $1500.00. This is a combination of the mainly paperback issues, but also the more recent hardcovers that are becoming the norm. It took me two and a half years of scouting in used book and thrift stores to assemble this collection. It can be yours in a single drop-shipping. All hardcovers are absolutely First Edition/First Printings and the paperbacks, from my research, all appear to be as well. Signed books are Fifty To One(hardcover) Twenty Year Death(hardcover)and Getting Off(hardcover). This is a very cool collection for any lovers of mystery and pulp fiction. Additional shipping charges will be required. *****Special Note-This collection does not include one of the Deluxe Limited Edition of 50 signed copies that sell for $750.00. Sorry, but that you will need to pick up on your own if you are so inclined.***** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bound By Books]
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        Blood on Paper: Artists and Books.

      London : Ivory Press : Victoria & Albert Museum, 2008 - Published on occasion of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 15 April - 29 June 2008., and comprises Cloth-covered box, 290 x 290 x 90 mm. The box contains Natural Scoured muslin cotton, plus reproductions of works from 38 artists, 62 books on 41 internal leaves. Artists include Francis Bacon, Balthus, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Daniel Buren, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Cai Guo-Qiang, Anthony Caro, Eduardo Chillida, Francesco Clemente, Jean Dubuffet, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Damien Hirst, Iliazd, Anish Kapoor, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Pierre Lecuire, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Long, Henri Matisse, Paul McCarthy, Joan Miró, Robert Motherwell, Isamu Noguchi, Pablo Picasso, Martin Parr, Tom Phillips, Robert Rauschenberg, Paula Rego, Dieter Roth, Edward Ruscha, Antoni Tàpies, Richard Tuttle and Not Vital. Box and lid covered in Brillianta book cloth, hot foil stamped in one colour and blind debossed. The box contains Natural Scoured muslin cotton, plus reproductions of works from 38 artists, 62 books on 41 internal leaves. Printed on 250gsm Naturalis Matt White at 280 x 280 using undirectional fibre paper made specifically for this publication. [ISBN: 978-0955458538] A fine bright copy [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Strauss]
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        The Brown Sisters: Thirty-Three Years

      New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2008 Hardcover First edition thus, 2007. NEW. Cloth-bound hardback with image tipped in to front cover, not issued w dj. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, BOXED. 80 pages; 33 tritoned, full-page b&w photographic plates; 11.5 x 9.5 inches. SIGNED BY NIXON on the half title. Laid in is an 8 x 10 inch illustrated gallery announcement for a Nixon exhibit. The Brown Sisters presents a project as compelling as it is simple: four women, 33 years. Each year since 1975 Nixon has made a group portrait of his wife and her three sisters facing his 8x10-inch view camera in the same order. In 1975 the women ranged in age from 15 to 25. In 1999, on the 25th anniversary of the series, MoMA published The Brown Sisters, presenting all of the portraits in sequence. This new edition brings the series up to date with the addition of eight new photographs.

      [Bookseller: A&D Books]
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        The Historian (Signed Limited Edition)

      Asheville, NC: The Captain&#39;s Bookshelf / Little, Brown, 2008. Limited Edition. One of 150 numbered copies (this being No. 81) SIGNED by the author. & & The author&#39;s first novel, blending multiple genres in a serious work revolving around a Count Dracula-esque figure, Vlad Tepes. Dragon illustration on the front board by Luis Campos.& & Fine and unread in a Fine illustrated paper slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Hunger Games Trilogy: Signed 1/1 Hunger Games, Catching Fire & Mockingjay

      NY: Scholastic Press, 2008-09-14. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed. Signed set of the Hunger Games Trilogy - each hand signed by Suzanne Collins on the half title page. Each volume is a first edition/first printing and is in As New and unread condition. The Hunger Games also has Ms. Collins' custom stamp for this title - a viny branch. Both Catching Fire and Mockingjay are simply signed Suzanne Collins directly to the half-title page. An outstanding set of this landmark trilogy. Photos available on request. All of our first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Dustwrappers are protected with clear archival wraps and we pack each book like it's a Tiffany egg.

      [Bookseller: Partners & Crime Mystery Booksellers]
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        The Americans

      Germany: Steidl/ Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, 2008. First edition of the 50th Anniversary of photographer&#39;s classic work. Oblong quarto. Signed by Robert Frank on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Includes the well- known introduction by Kerouac who wrote of this book, "Robert Frank.he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world. To Robert Frank I now give this message: You got eyes." He sure does. Jack Kerouac wrote in his preface of The Americans, "Robert Frank&#133; he sucked a sad poem out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world. To Robert Frank I now give this message. You got eyes." Frank&#39;s Américains eventually achieved legendary status as "the most renowned photobook of all&#133; It struck a chord with a whole generation of American photographers&#133; Many memorable photobooks have been derived from this mass of material. None has been more memorable, more influential, nor more fully realized than Frank&#39;s masterpiece" (Parr & Badger I:247). "From the more than 20,000 images that resulted, Frank eventually chose 83 of them and arranged them into four chapters&#133; &#39;With these photographs,&#39; he later wrote, &#39;I have attempted to show a cross-section of the American population. My effort was to express it simply and without confusion. The view is personal&#133;&#39; Such a simple intention for a book that would so alter the course of modern photography" (Roth, 150).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Andrew Lang&#39;s Fairy Book Easton Press 5 Volumes Leatherbound Crimson, Blue, Orange, Grey, and Yellow Fairy Books

      Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 2008. Hardcover. Hardcover. Easton Press Leatherbound. 5 Volumes. FINE condition. Hubbed spine. All page edges in gilt. Bound in ribbon marker and silk moire endpapers. 2008. Crimson, Blue, Orange, Grey, and Yellow Fairy Books. 3 of the volumes are still sealed. This item exceeds standard weight & will require extra postage. Please inquire. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Christopher Wool

      Cologne: Taschen, 2008. Fine in cloth boards, wrapped in the publisher&#39;s paper and housed in a custom-printed cardboard shipping box. No dust jacket, as issued. Print is housed in a fine blind-stamped cloth folder.. Deluxe Edition. Folio. Number 16 of 20 SIGNED and numbered Artist&#39;s Proof (AP) copies, of a total edition of 200. Includes a signed and numbered print. An exhaustive monograph on Christopher Wool, featuring 227 color and black-and-white plates of his paintings, screenprints, and photographs, accompanied by a biography, an exhibition history, a bibliography, and a list of illustrations. With essays by Eric Banks, Ann Goldstein, Richard Hell, Jim Lewis, Glenn O&#39;Brien, and Ann Pontégnie. Edited and designed by Hans Werner Holzwarth. Text in French, German, and English.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        KARIN APOLLONIA MULLER: ANGELS IN FALL - DELUXE BOXED SIGNED LIMITED EDITION WITH THE COLOR PRINT "WAITING

      (MULLER, KARIN APOLLONIA). Muller, Karin Apollonia & Rodney Sappington. KARIN APOLLONIA MULLER: ANGELS IN FALL - DELUXE BOXED SIGNED LIMITED EDITION WITH THE COLOR PRINT "WAITING". Signed by the Photographer with a Color Photograph. Santa Monica, CA. 2008.: Arcana Editions, First Edition Thus 1/20 Deluxe. Oblong 4to. Pictorial Boards, Boxed. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. np, 44 color illustrations. Text in English. Equal measures contemplative and bleak, "Angels in Fall" is Karin Apollonia Muller&#39;s compelling study of the urban and man-made landscape of Los Angeles. Shot in a muted palette with nary a blue sky or sunshine in sight, the German born photographer&#39;s adopted city seems permanently cloaked in grey and solitude. Originally published by Kruse Verlag in 2001, this gem (cited on page 284 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger&#39;s "The Photobook: A History Volume II") has been re-released in 2008 by the photographer and Arcana Editions in two versions limited to twenty SIGNED AND NUMBERED copies and five artist&#39;s proofs each housed in a grey linen clamshell box accompanied by a SIGNED 10 1/2 x 12" color photograph of one of two images from "Angels in Fall" in its own grey linen chemise. A pristine copy from the numbered edition of twenty that includes the print "Waiting (1996)" (mistakenly captioned as "Surf" in the book itself). PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-934923-09-7 Inventory Number: 014340&

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        Value : The Intelligent Investor's Guide to Finding Hidden Gems on the Sharemarket

      John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited, Milton, QLD, Australia 2008 - Excellent Copy - No Markings.A sort after book.about .what type of investor you are, how to make sense of company accounts, without getting lost in them, why value investing works - and why its hard, how to cut through the marketing propaganda and recognise a quality business, how to build a diversified portfolio, when its time to say farewell to stock.Written by a previous writer for The Motley Fool UK. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        New Naturalist No. 108 SOUTHERN ENGLAND Loking at the Natural Landscapes LIMITED EDITION LEATHER BOUND (SIGNED)

      London: Collins, 2008. A fine limited edition copy signed by the author to a plate tipped onto the front free end paper, this copy numbered 92 of a limited edition of 150 (originally planned to be 250, but subsequently reduced to 150). Full leather binding, gilt stamped lettering to the spine, blind stamped NN mongram to the front board; all edges gilt. Brown cloth covered slipcase. Pp. 414. Colour plates and diagrams throughout. A new limited edition copy signed by the author.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        GROUSE (NN 107)

      Published by Collins, 2008. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. New. &#39;As new&#39; condition with no wrapper. Leather Bound limited edition. Gilt title to spine and blind logo to front. New Naturalist no. 107. All edges gilt. Colour photos throughout. SIGNED by the authors. Number 14 of 250 copies. A beautiful binding with a mint brown cloth slipcase. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        SOUTHERN ENGLAND (New Naturalist Library No.108) Signed leather bound limited edition

      Collins, 2008. hardback. As New. hardback leather bound, 8vo, brown Nigerian goatskin lettered gilt to spine, all edges gilt, ebony endpapers, a fine copy of this limited edition of one hundred and fifty copies (originally intended to be 250), this being No 43 with a bookplate tipped-in at front free endpaper and signed by the author, housed in a brown cloth slipcase over board, col&#39;d plates, 414pp, ISBN:9780007247424

      [Bookseller: Pendleburys - the bookshop in the hills]
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        New Naturalist No. 107 GROUSE The Natural History of British and Irish Species LIMITED EDITION, LEATHER BOUND (SIGNED)

      London: Collins, 2008. A fine limited edition copy signed by both authors to a plate tipped onto the front free end paper, this copy numbered 80 of limited edition of 250. Full leather binding, gilt stamped lettering to the spine, blind stamped NN mongram to the front board; all edges gilt. Brown cloth covered slipcase. Pp. xii, 529. Colour plates and diagrams throughout. A new limited edition copy signed by the authors.. Signed by Authors. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/Slip-case. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        THE AMERICANS: THE STEIDL "ROBERT FRANK PROJECT" 50TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION

      Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2008. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/As New Dust Jacket.. Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2008. Hardcover. As New/As New. First Edition/First Printing. 180 pages. 50th-Anniversary Edition of the photographer&#39;s classic. One of the greatest books of the 20th century. While Robert Frank&#39;s masterpiece is on every list of the greatest photography books, it transcends the medium and must ultimately be seen as the visual equivalent of Alexis de Tocqueville&#39;s "Democracy In America". The Steidl "Robert Frank Project" First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now very scarce. An austerely elegant production by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl: Regular-sized volume format. Black cloth boards with gray titles on spine, as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introductory Essay by Jack Kerouac, one of the iconic writer&#39;s finest pieces. Original red bellyband wrapped around the DJ. The bellyband is missing in subsequent printings. Printed in tritone on thick coated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to absolutely the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Re-presents Robert Frank&#39;s monumental achievement. Working closely with the publisher, Robert Frank chose to retain both the size and format of the 1959 First American Edition (full-page photograph on the right-hand side; caption on the left) prefaced by Kerouac&#39;s essay. The book is a labor of love: All of the images have been re-scanned and re-cropped by Frank, and two of them completely changed, an alteration not found in any of the book&#39;s previous editions. The resulting images have a freshness, crispness, warmth, and beauty that are superior to previous editions. With very little money (courtesy of the Guggenheim Foundation) and an insatiable visual appetite, Robert Frank travelled throughout the United States between 1955 and 1956. From the thousands of photographs that he took, the eighty-three that he chose for the book are among the greatest photographs anyone has ever taken. The most quoted line from Kerouac&#39;s essay is, "After seeing these pictures, you end up finally not knowing anymore whether a jukebox is sadder than a coffin". But his most insightful point is really, "With the agility, mystery, genius, sadness, and strange secrecy of a shadow, Robert Frank photographed scenes that have never been seen before on film" (Jack Kerouac). No, they weren&#39;t. And they will never be surpassed. A "must-have" title for Robert Frank completists. <b><i> This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in pen on the title page by Robert Frank. The photographer is notoriously averse to any kind of signing, but he made a very rare public appearance at the National Gallery Washington DC and signed a few books. This title is an instant collectible. This is the only signed copy from that appearance available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. Note that the red bellyband is intact (it was issued only with the First Printing). Among the signed copies of "The Americans" available online, not a single one is in fine condition yet command as much as $20, 000. A pristine signed copy of the 1959 First Edition turned up in 2010 and sold at auction for $64, 000. A very rare signed copy thus. </b></i> 83 tritone plates. Three of Robert Frank&#39;s books were selected as among the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT FRANK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 386521584X.

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        The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming

      London, Queen Anne Press 2008, 2008. LIMITED EDITION. 18 volumes. The definitive edition of Ian Fleming, issued to commemorate the birth of the author; no such edition has been published before. This is one of 250 sets bound by Shepherds, Sangorski and Sutcliffe in dark blue cloth, top edge gilt, with gilt-titled leather labels to backstrip, upper cover gilt-stamped with the author&#39;s initials, gilt imprint of the publisher to rear. Housed in a fully enclosed presentation box with ribbon-pulls, gilt-stamped with the Fleming crest to the lid. The Queen Anne Press was created by Lord Kemsley, proprietor of the Sunday Times, where Fleming was employed as Foreign Editor. In 1952, as a wedding gift, Kemsley made Fleming the managing director of the press, where he remained until his death in 1964. The Press is today managed by his niece and nephew, following its acquisition by Fleming&#39;s literary estate. The set comprises 14 volumes of the James Bond novels, the non-fiction volumes &#39;The Diamond Smugglers&#39; and &#39;Thrilling Cities&#39; plus the childrens story &#39;Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang&#39;. The final volume, entitled &#39;Talk of the Devil&#39;, collects rarely seen material including two stories, some of which is unpublished. The complete collection is is fine/as new condition. Heavy item requires additional shipping charge- please contact us for details. Gilbert F10 (c).

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        Devil May Care - Limited Bentley Edition

      London: Doubleday. As New. 2008. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0385528671 . Bound in Bodoniana style cases finished in &#145;Burnt Oak&#146; leather, sourced from the Pasubia tannery, which provides the hides for Bentley. Leather casing stitched in Bentley diamond pattern, as found on the radiator grille and the upholstery of modern Bentleys. Bentley &#145;Flying B&#146;, radiator cap of the Bentleys of Bond&#146;s time, on front cover and spine. Unique edition number on a black lacquer machined steel engine plate (as found on every Bentley engine). The typography reflects the styling of the Bentley owner&#146;s manuals. Pages die-cut with a car-shaped silhouette to house the 1: 43 scale model of the modified R-type which Fleming is thought to have had Bond driving &#151; the Locomotive, hand-crafted by hand by Bentley&#146;s current design team, individually numbered to match the book number. Original plexiglass slip-case in numbered publisher&#39;s shipping box; When an Algerian drug runner is savagely executed, Agent 007 is recalled to Paris from his sabbatical in Rome to shadow the mysterious Dr. Julius Gorner, a greedy power-crazed pharmaceutical magnate. The glamorous Scarlett Papava is Bond&#39;s willing accomplice in this Cold War era thriller. Faulks picks up where Ian Fleming left off, having Bond face dangers powerfully relevant to our own times. Limited to 300 copies .

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        Breaking Dawn

      Little Brown & Co, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. New/new. 756 pp. The fourth book in the Twilight saga. Unusual dust jacket printing. The title has been completely left off of the dust jacket. The tittle, Breaking Dawn, has not been printed anywhere on the dust jacket. All that is printed on the dust jacket is, the image of the chess piece, Stephenie Meyer and "Author of the #1 bestselling Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse". On the spine Meyer&#39;s name appears again, as well as the publishing house name and logo. The back of the dust jacket has an excerpt from the book and the titles of the Twilight saga, as well as the bar code. Never been read, very minor shelf damage.

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        Zürcher Taschenbuch 1921/22-2008. 87 Bde. (kompl.).

      Zürich, Buchdrukcerei a. d. Sihl/ Sihldruck, 1921-2008 - Kl.8°, je ca. 170 S., zahlr. Textabb., HLwd, später Kunstldr., Min gebräunt sonst gute Exemplare. Bis 2008 vollständige Reihe der von Gerold Meyer von Knonau und Salomon Vögelin gegründeten historischen Zürcher Jahrbuches. Nach nur drei Ausgaben schlief das Unternehmen wieder ein bis 1878 der Kaufmann und spätere Kantonsrat Friedrich Otto Pestalozzi (1846-) zusammen mit anderen jüngeren Kräften die Initiative von neuem Ergriff und die Publikation in neuer Folge fortsetzte. Für den ersten Jahrgang 1878 der neuen Folge schrieb kein Geringerer als Conrad Ferdinand Meyer seine Novelle "Der Schuss von der Kanzel", die hier im Erstdruck erschien (Wilpert/Gühring 10). Insgesamt einzigartige und unerschöpfliche Quelle zur Zürcher Geschichte, zwischendurch stets wieder durch Register erschlossen. 40000 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        The Hunger Games *Signed, Lined & Stamped Pristine First Edition*

      NY: Scholastic Press, 2008-09-14. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Signed. Signed first edition/first impression of the first volume of the fabulously popular trilogy with the key quote: May the odds be EVER in your favor! Love, Suzanne Collins. Signed and lined directly to half title page (NOT personalized), along with author&#39;s beautiful custom stamp - a viny branch. This is a flawless copy, As New and unread. The trailer for the movie for Catching Fire is out and the drumbeats for the film release in November is just heating up. All of our first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Dustwrappers are protected with clear archival wraps and we pack each book like it&#39;s a Tiffany egg.

      [Bookseller: Partners & Crime Mystery Booksellers]
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        Untitled Photograph (Reproduced in Gangs of Kabukicho)

      - Unique vintage silver gelatin print, 10 X 12 inches, circa late 1960s, with Watanabe's wet-stamp and numerical notations on the verso. Reproduced in Gangs of Kabukicho, PPP Editions / Andrew Roth, 2008.

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        Wirtschaftswunder (edición limitada con fotografía)

      Taschen 2008 - 7 De coleccionista-muy bueno. / Collector's item-very good. Limited edition of 1000 copies+ 200 AP numbered and signed. Accompanied by an original colour print29x35cm; copy nº721/1000. Illustrated dustjacket within an beige clothbound slipcase with embossed title and image. Slight marks of wear on the slipcase board. Otherwise, cover, dustjacket, spine and book interior in excellent conditions. Original colour print with signature in blue ink on verso. Also on verso, label with photographer's data, title and edition number. Product Description: It was no more than eight years after the surrender of the Nazi government when Josef Heinrich Darchinger set out on his photographic journey through the West of a divided Germany. The bombs of World War II had reduced the country's major cities to deserts of rubble. Yet his pictures show scarcely any signs of the downfall of a civilization. Not that the photographer was manipulating the evidence: he simply recorded what he saw. Darchinger's pictures, in color and black-and-white, show a country in a fever of reconstruction. The economic boom was so incredible that the whole world spoke of an economic miracle. The photographs portray a country caught between the opposite poles of technological modernism and cultural restoration, between affluence and penury, between 'German Gemütlichkeit' and the constant threat of the Cold War. They show the winners and losers of the economic miracle, people from all social classes, at home, at work, in their very limited free time and as consumers. But they also show a country that looks, in retrospect, like a film from the middle of the last century. Rare color photographs of the German 'economic miracle.' Limited to 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by J. H. Darchinger and containing the signed color photograph Reichstag, Berlin, 1958

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        Other Lives

      Leonia, NJ. 2008. Artist's Book, one of 25 copies, each on marbleized paper over Bristol boards, signed and numbered by the artist / author, Lois Morrison. Page size: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches; 14pp. Bound: accordion-style with vintage ribbons holding the book together. Three ribbons in multi-stripe - including blue which is the background color of the colophon pages - are inserted between the paper and Bristol boards. The cover is marbleized printed paper over board with title printed in blue; the text reads front to back and then in the reverse. It is printed with a Gocco printer in Garamond Italics in brown at the bottom of each page. The board of each page is cut out to frame a collage (actually 2 collages with board inserted btween them so they appear to "float") on blue paper, the collages of plastic and board colored with pigma micron pens. The drawings of the insects and garments are interpretations of a variety of photographs from multiple sources, altered to fit the spaces. The backgrounds are imaginary landscapes. The text reads, "When we see clothing / shown in natural settings, do we ever think, / or are we even aware of the myriads of insects / that share that setting? / They are living out their short lives / clicking, chewing and whirring; spinning, building or digging. / We hear the loud ones, of course / the crickets, cicadas and locusts, / but the dull, low hum that the others / produce in unison, we miss. / Still, they are invisibly there - / all the time." Another beautiful and provocative book from Lois Morrison celebrating the natural world. See an Image.

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        Books (plus Literary Life and Hollywood)

      First editions 1st printings, Subtitled: A Memoir, A Second Memoir, and A Third Memoir and published 2008, 2009, 1nd 2010. Books are Fine to Fine minus and unread, all have slight pushing at the spine ends and jackets are Fine. All three are special limited editions produced by McMurtry and Three Dog Books of Archer City, Texas. The limitation is stamped in each book and signed by McMurtry below the stamp. Each book is copy number 84 of 100 such books, i.e., a matched and signed set of McMurtry?s memoirs in three volumes.

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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        FIFTY-TO-ONE

      (Burton, MI):: Subterranean Press. (2008). First edition. One of the 50 deluxe copies; this one presumably for presentation, marked copy "PC." Includes signatures of Charles Ardai, Lawrence Block, Pete Hamill, Stephen King, David J. Schow, Richard Stark, Donald Westlake and many others affiliated with Hard Case Crime. Fine in dust jacket and a clamshell case. In mint condition.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Philip Sutton: Life and Work

      (London): Royal Academy of Arts, (2008). . First edition. 4to. 160 pp. Publisher&#146;s dark blue cloth, red lettered to spine, dust jacket, with a presentation inscription from the artist to his friend Craigie Aitchison incorporated within an original black pen illustration to the half title, reading &#147;For Craigie, with love from Heather [&] Phil / Dec: 2008&#148;. Illustrated in colour throughout. Some trivial shelfwear to the jacket, a near fine copy. Philip Sutton, R.A. (b.1928) attended Slade School of Fine Art between 1949 and 1953. His time there overlapped with his contemporary Craigie Aitchison, both studying under the tutelage of William Coldstream, and the two remained lifelong friends.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Independence Day

      Easton Press 2008 - LIMITED EDITION specially bound by the Easton Press. This copy is SIGNED by Richard Ford and includes a CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY from the publisher. A beautiful copy. The book is in wonderful shape and appears unread. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        To Bee

      Milwaukee, WI. 2008. Artist&#39;s book, one of 25 copies, all on one-ply Strathmore paper, each signed and numbered by the artist, author, binder, JoAnna Poehlmann. Page size: 5 x 5 inches; 36pp. Bound: accordion style with covers of hand-made Japanese paper (flowers and ferns in the paper) wrappers and matching slipcase, yellow satin ribbon and gold seal with bee stamp fastener. The text is taken from various sources all concerning bees, for example: "The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others. St. Chrysostom" and "A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers in one collection trip. Joanne l. Hayes" and "So work the honey bees; Creatures that by a rule in nature teach the art of order to a peopled kingdom. Shakespeare." The images are colored copied and collaged onto each page, sometimes around the text, and include Hiroshige&#39;s "Japanese Chrysanthemums," various postage stamps, a page from "Insectorium Surinamesium," Garzoni&#39;s lovely painting "Three Lemons and a Bumblebee", "Cupid Stung by a Bee" by Albrecht Durer, among others. In each image, there is, of course, the insect that is the subject of the book. At the rear of each book, set into a white box with Mylar cut out which serves as a frame, is a specimen "bombus fervidus" laid into white cotton. & From Mongolia with a bee stamp to a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson to an Avedon photograph, we see the bee&#39;s presence in human intercourse. Declining bee populations is now a world problem as plant life depends on the bee&#39;s activities. Physically an integral part of our world, this little book also shows just how emotionally and aesthetically the bee is to our planet. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10247.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Life - Time

      Gottingen, Germany: Steidl, 2008. 2008 Stated First Edition. FINE in FINE dust jacket. An immaculate copy - totally unmarked, pages fresh and fine, tightly bound in dove gray cloth hardcover, title stamped in black on spine. No wear to cover; binding and hinges tight, intact and straight. Color pictorial jacket also fine - no soiling or fading, no tears, chips or creases. (Rear spine fold has score (sharp crease) likely applied by binder to ensure jacket correctly aligned), A beautifully produced volume, with sumptuous color photographs spanning approximately a decade (1995-2007) of Jock Sturges&#39; work. Brief introductory essay by Walter Keller (English translation by Pauline Cumbers). Afterword by Sturges. 13 x 14-5/8"; 292 pages. A heavy volume, will require additional postage for priority or overseas (outside USA) mailing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Sturges, Jock (Photography).

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        Andrew Lang&#39;s Fairy Book Easton Press 9 Volumes Leatherbound Crimson, Green, Pink, Blue, Orange, Brown, Grey, Yellow, and Olive Fairy Books

      Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 2008. Hardcover. Hardcover. Easton Press Leatherbound. 9 Volumes. FINE condition. Hubbed spine. All page edges in gilt. Bound in ribbon marker and silk moire endpapers. 2008. Crimson, Green, Pink, Blue, Orange, Brown, Grey, Yellow, and Olive Fairy Books. 6 of the volumes are still sealed. This item exceeds standard weight & will require extra postage. Please inquire. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do, in Fifteen Volumes, Eighth Edition

      Fine with no dust jacket. 2008. Hardcover. Fifteen sturdy hardback volumes, forest green cloth bindings lettered in gold. Books could still pass for new--are in their original shrinkwrap. No dust jackets. It will cost considerably more than the standard rate to ship this fifteen-volume set by Priority Mail or to places outside the U. S. ; This is the complete set; sold as a set only; price is for all fifteen volumes. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

      [Bookseller: Every Other Book]
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        Ani-San, samukaro? Omae samukaro? (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Zucker Art Books, 2008. First Edition. First Edition. One of 19 numbered copies (this being No. 8), of which only 15 were offered for sale. & & The text is excerpted from "Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan" by Lafcadio Hearn (1894), and retells the poignant story of a brother and sister who, unable to pay rent after the death of their parents, are thrown out of their house in the middle of winter without even a blanket. Wrapped in their only remaining belongings, blue kimonos, they huddle together behind their house and become buried in the snow. The spirits of the children haunt the blanket that their landlord stole from them before turning them out of their home. Anyone sleeping under the blanket can still hear the children&#39;s voices calling to each other: "Ani-San, Samukaro?" ("Elder Brother, are you cold?") "Omae Samukaro" ("No, are you cold?"). & & Bound using traditional Japanese techniques and printed on white gampi paper. Nineteen photomicrographs of snow crystals taken by the Starns during several snowstorms illustrate the story. The verso of each image is painted with white acrylic and the front is hand-coated with a stroke of varnish. Material from an antique blue patterned kimono wrappers around the book and fastens together with a red and white ribbon. Each ribbon end has a small paper flag printed with the questions that form the title. Appropriately, the lining of the kimono is threadbare. A unique snowflake photograph accompanies the book, printed on gampi paper, coated in encaustic, and signed by both artists. Each book in this edition features a different photograph. A colophon printed on a single sheet of paper, also signed by both artists, rests beneath the kimono. The book, kimono, colophon, and print are housed together in a hand-crafted bass wood Japanese box measuring 11.75 x 11.75 inches. & & Doug and Mike Starn are identical twins born in New Jersey in 1961. These widely acclaimed artists began collaboratively experimenting with photography at age thirteen and have since expanded into sculpture, installation, video, and painting. The main themes explored in their work involve the relationships between light and dark, past and present, and technology and nature. Images of snowflakes, decaying foliage, ancient statues, old Master paintings, and nocturnal insects haunt many of their pieces. They are represented in museums around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in South Korea, and many others. Their varying interests have led them to collaborate artistically with Russian author Victor Pelevin, American actor Dennis Hopper, NASA scientists and others. In 2008, they created a permanent art installation for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority at the South Ferry Station and have most recently exhibited alongside Diana Kingsley and Richard Pettibon at the Leo Castelli Gallery.

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        Hard Love: Contrary To Public Decency. COPY DELUXE SIGNED/UNOPENED.

      Amsterdam/Den Haag, d'Jonge Hond, 2008 - Amsterdam/Den Haag, d'Jonge Hond, 2008. Leatherette over boards (hardcover), 32 x 24,5 cms., (128) pp. with 100 color photos, housed in cardboard slipcase closed with sealed iron string. Slipcase numbered '12/50' and signed in white ink in special frame. Loosely inserted two color photos, numbered and signed by Tollens. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Luiscius Books]
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        Mothers and Children

      [Sacramento, CA]. 2008. Artist's book, one of 4 copies only, each containing a suite of 10 silver gelatin prints, the prints on doubleweight fiber base Bergger developing out paper, as well as a commentary of about 1000 words, printed on Mohawk Superfine paper, both the photographs and commentary by William T. Vollmann. Each print is signed and numbered in pencil on the reverse by the artist / author. The original text written by the author / artist for this portfolio, is printed letterpress, and signed by him on the Colophon. Page size: 16 x 20-1/8 inches (matted photographs) and 8-1/2 x 11 inches (text and captions) totalling 17pp.which includes the titlepage, 10 gelatin prints, colophon, and five pages of captions housed in envelope on inside back over of clamshell box. The titlepage is hand-lettered by Mr. Vollmann. The colophon / artist's statement plus 5 pages of captions, one for each image, are printed letterpress by David Ward of The Applecart Press, Brunswick, Maine. Bound: loose as issued in custom-made grey cloth clamshell box, with hand painted and lettered label by William Vollmann on the front panel and another label on the spine with the title only in Mr. Vollmann's hand. The box is lined with light and a darker mauve paper, the darker mauve paper forming the envelope on the inside back cover holding the Colophon and Captions. Each of the ten 11 x 14 inch silver gelatin prints is matted to a size of 16 x 20-1/8 inches. The original 35 mm negatives were shot by Mr. Vollmann but commercially developed at various labs in and out of the United States. Mr. Vollmann used Contax T2 cameras to capture the images and made these prints on his Leitz Focomat IC enlarger. The artist / author has provided some cross-references as to images other appearances, if they exist, in his captions. He notes that it never occurred to him to assemble a portfolio on the topic of MOTHERS AND CHILDREN. He adds that when the earliest of these images was taken (2005) the topic would have struck him as "suspect and sentimental. But the gazes of the mothers and children in these images had already haunted me for themselves, and once I finally noticed their commonality, they became something more to me than they already were." Indeed, these images of women and children, representing disparate nationalities and ethnic groups, seem more potent because of the cross-section of humanity represented. They are not sentimental in the least; rather, they are full of dignity. Some appear gentle, some proud and fierce. All have the power to touch the viewer. See an Image.

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