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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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: KOWASA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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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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      (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’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 “For Craigie, with love from Heather [&] Phil / Dec: 2008”. 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= >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).

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Lecons de Livre pour Calyban or Prosper&#39;s Parisian Printing Parade. Bon mots, bagatelles, & tableaux de l&#39;imprimerie. Also a sometime type specimen & leaf book. As Told to an American. Pochoir by Jef Aerosol

      St-Zotique, Quebec [Canton, NY]: Cat&#39;s Head Press [Caliban Press]. 2008. One of 114 copies, all on various papers including Rives and Arches, vintage Barcham Green handmade, St-Armand handmade from Montreal, Quebec, Kochi from Japan and handmade lokta from Nepal, each signed by the author / printer. Mark McMurray has created his own look at printing history in Paris, with a dark back story of immigrant life in the "City of Light." Page size: 8-1/4 x 12 inches; 48pp. & Unique binding by Samuel Feinstein: full dusty rose morocco goatskin, naturally grained with pigmented finish, resembling stingray skin and called by same name, Chagreen; hand-sewn double-core silk headbands in pale salmon, front panel with 12 black fillets in string-shaped twist reaching to spine and 12 onlays of eggshell white leather circles joining 12 gold gilt fillets repeating design on rear panel, with solid 3/4 inch band of gold wrapping both boards and spine, tooled in gold with a multifaceted brass finishing tool; text from book in gold gilt on back panel set above the twist in the fillet design (in French, "Imprimer / Devrait Etre Imprime / Sera Imprime" and in English on the front panel, "To print / Should be printed / Will be printed / Can be Printed?" set below twist of fillet design; marbled pastedowns by the binder in black, white and salmon with black Ingres paper flyleaves, top edge gilt, blind stamped by the binder on inside back cover, Samuel Feinstein; housed in custom-made grey cloth over boards clamshell box with tray case housing original binding of the edition. An extraordinary binding from Mr. Feinstein, a talented, young binder, beautifully executed and catching the playfulness of this Caliban Press book and reflecting this bi-lingual edition of printing history in Paris. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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      London and NY: Hutchinson, Puffin, Philomel, 2008. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A beautiful collection of the first 20 books in the Redwall series (with one bonus book), all first edition, first printings, all SIGNED by the author. Books 1-18 first published in the UK, books 19 and 20 first published in the US. Each book about Fine or better in Near Fine to Fine dust jackets. Included in the collection are: "Redwall," "Mossflower," "Mattimeo," "Mariel of Redwall," "Salamandastron," "Martin the Warrior," "The Bellmaker," "Outcast of Redwall," "The Pearls of Lutra," "The Long Patrol," "Marlfox," "The Legend of Luke," "Lord Brocktree," "The Taggerung," "Triss," "Loamhedge," "Rakkety Tam," "High Rhulain," "Eulalia!" and "Doomwyte" along with "The Great Redwall Feast." The late, great Jacques&#39; best-selling Redwall series offered with all but the very last books. Additional images or more detailed descriptions available upon request. Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        [Miniature] El Autobus Azul

      (Vancouver): Heavenly Monkey, 2008. 20ff.,+ 4 tipped-in paper samples. Second edition. From an edition of 50 copies, this is one of only six copies with a dust wrapper hand-painted and titled by Martin Jackson, who also signed the colophon. Printed to mark the tenth anniversary of its original publication, El Autobus Azul was the first book printed by Rollin Milroy, and this new edition adds a Foreword by him. The deluxe issue of the book was printed to raise funds for the Fine Arts program at the elementary school attended by Milroy&#146;s daughter and Jackson&#146;s grandson, and the special limitation sheet was printed with the assistance of the second graders in that program. As new in stiff paper wrappers, and housed in publisher&#146;s slipcase. (2 7/8 by 2 1/4 inches; 72x66mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        A Selection of Poems on the theme of Water. Various. 2008

      Various. A selection of poems on the theme of Water. Incline Press. 2008. 1st, Limited edition. Royal 8vo. PP98, colophon, errata slip Set in Monotype Garamond and printed on Zerkall paper. Illustrated with full-page and double-page colour works by Clare Curtis, Bert Eastman, Rigby Graham, Victoria Hall, Eric Hasse, Paul Kershaw, Ann Muir. Poetry from many writers including Paul Verlaine, Emily Bronte, Rimbaud, Wordsworth, Attila Ilhan and Lorenzo de Medici, in the language of the original work. Limited edition of 550 copies, 400 of which issued as sheets for the Designer Bookbinders International Competition of 2009. This book is one of the 400 sheets, bound by Paul Delrue for the competition. Binding comprises of outer slip case of green buckram with photographic image laid on of a section of the designed onlays. Inside this case is a green buckram clam shell box with silver titles to spine and front, with a photograph laid on, tooled black lines. The clam shell box is blue suede lined, capturing the texture of the leather onlays of the book. Bound in dark green morocco goatskin with onlaid lacunose panels in tan and paler blues and with blind tooled lines. The front panel depicts a young boy at play by the sea, the back panel showing a boy&#39;s face shedding watery tears. Similar panels feature on the leather doubloures. The title is onlaid leather letters on the spine. All edges hand coloured. A unique work of artistry exhibiting the craftsmanship of very notable artists, printers, poets and bookbinder. Mint condition throughout.

      [Bookseller: Roz Hulse Ltd]
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        The Centenary Edition of Ian Fleming&#39;s James Bond Novels. [Set of works / novels comprising: Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories inc. From A View To A Kill, Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesties Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, and Octopussy with The Living Daylights (short stories)]

      London: Penguin 007 2008., 007. 14 volumes; large octavo. All First Impressions thus. Bound in original silver-stamped black cloth in striking dustjackets with &#39;retro&#39; style artwork by Michael Gillette. All volumes fine/as new, housed in a custom-made cloth slip-case with fleece lining and ribbon pull. A particularly uncommon set in hardcover, issued to celebrate the 100th bithday of the author (28th May 2008). Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography (2012).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Flora and Fauna

      Boston. 2008. Deck of cards, one of 20 copies all on magnani pescia paper, each signed and numbered by the artist in the plate.. Size: 3-3/8 x 2-3/8 inches; 54 cards (deck of 52 plus 2 "jokers"); housed in hand-made mahogany box with colophon that is hand-colored dry-point etching by the artist and ornamented with water colored green-leaf vine and 23 caret gold gilt crown, signed and dated and numbered in the plate. The "Jokers" are each a rabbit - and the artist tells us that anyone who has had a vegetable garden will understand this choice. Ms. Davidson tells us her "jumping off point" was the rich history of Transformation Cards, wherein "each of the pip cards has been changed (transformed) by the addition of drawings that include each of the pips as part of the picture. The result can be artistic or humorous." (International Playing Card Society) In this case, Ms. Davidson has achieved both. The pip images are hand-colored dry point etchings with lino cuts in tan and white on the reverse. All images are of the natural world: flowers, insects, birds, weeds, trees and all incorporate the correct number of pips in the correct suit for each card. The Queen of Clubs, for example, is a picture of a queen bee followed by worker bee with a 23c. gold gilt crown at the top of the card. The King of Clubs is a Monarch Butterfly, again with a 23c. gold gilt crown at the top of the card. The Ace of Hearts is a coconut palm with the single heart shown as the coconut nestled in the palm&#39;s green branches. The Eight of Spades is a Dutchman&#39;s Britches stalk with the eight spades as the flowers. The Six of Diamonds shows a hummingbird taking nectar from a flower made of diamonds (5) with the 6th diamond forming the hummingbird&#39;s throat. The "Queen of Hearts" is an apple tree with a red "heart" apple hanging from one of the green branches just above an apple barrel full of red heart apples. All suits of Kings and Queens have 23c. gold gilt crowns at the top; all suits of Jacks have silver colored crowns at the top (aluminum). The delights of the natural world made visible - flowers, trees, birds and insects in colorful and beautifully designed images! <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

      Maclehose Press 2008 - Maclehose Press, London, 2008. Hard Cover. As New. First Edition. Second Printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cabre Books]
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        The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

      Maclehose Press (Quercus), 2008. First British (and first English-language) Edition (first printing). The first book in the MILLENNUM trilogy, the best selling story of a murder investigation headed up by a financial journalist and a gifted and conscience-free computer specialist. Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland . Basis for the films. Fine/Fine. This book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        APHRODISIAS City & Sculpture in Roman Asia

      Book Description: Ertug & Kocabiyik, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. Dust Jacket Condition: Brand New. 1st Edition. APHRODISIAS City & Sculpture in Roman Asia text by Prof. R.R.R.Smith Julia Lenagham Photographs by Ahmet Ertug. Aphrodisias was a free and autonomous city within the Roman province of Asia, in Western Turkey. It was best known for the sanctuary of its patron goddess, Aphrodite, and for its marble sculptors.The community prospered under the early and middle Roman empire (first-second centuries AD), when it built a complete set of marble buildings that made the town a proper city in ancient eyes. Aphrodisias sheds valuable light on interaction between Greek and Roman identity, the functioning of empire, religious conflict and accommodation, and transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages. Aphrodisian sculptors are known to have worked abroad on prestigious commissions, for example, at Hadrian's villa at Tivoli. The surviving body of sculpture is rich and varied. There are statues of gods, heroes, emperors, benefactors, philosophers and athletes, as well as mythological groups, decorative figures and ornamental and figured relief sculptures. Many of the key pieces occupy key positions in the history of Roman art. The sculpture of the city is a legacy of unrivalled importance in this field. The archaeology of Aphrodisias gives a fuller, more vivid picture of later classical art in its ancient context than is possible at any other site. The book which is 47.8 by 35 cm. is 240 pages. 175 full-colour plates and plans with drawings give an amazing panorama of the marble city and its sculptures. Printed and hand-bound with exquisite Japanese cloth in Switzerland. Presented in a slipcase. INTERMA is the exclusive distributor for Ertug & Kocabiyik Publications in USA and Canada, WORLDWIDE orders usually ship within 2 business days.

      [Bookseller: INTERMA]
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      (PRINCE, RICHARD). Frey, James. RICHARD PRINCE: CANAL ZONE. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2008. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Illustrated Boards. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 91pp, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Graphic Thought Process. Published in conjunction with a 2008 Gagosian Gallery New York exhibition, this elegant hardbound catalogue featuring a textual contribution by James Frey reproduced the first showing of Richard Prince&#39;s "Canal Zone" body of work. "Following his burlesque dialogues with the art of De Kooning, Picasso, and Naughty Nurse pulp fiction, Prince has turned to his own biographical roots for inspiration. The Panama Canal Zone, where he was born, was, until 1979, a political exclave of the U.S., part-colonial company enclave and part-socialist government, purportedly dominated by virulent separatist racism. In his characteristic manner, Prince has transformed the former reality of his birthplace into a fictive space: providing an anarchic tropical scenario in which extreme emanations of the (white American male) id, fleshy female pin-ups, Rastafarians with massive dreadlocks, electric guitars, and virile black bodies run riot". A most handsome copy of this significant publication that was subsequently withdrawn from publication due to legal issues. 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. 0-8478-3260-0 Inventory Number: 020939&

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      Stillwater, ME 2008 - Unique artist's book, page size: 11 7/8 x 6 ¼ inches, unique book, 34pp. Text reads, "Juxtaposition/ proximity join close/ meet touch graze/ contact adhere/ co-exist." 14 collages made of paste and found papers, and postage stamps sewn into accordion fold book of decorated paper by Nancy Ruth Leavitt. Bound by Joelle Leavitt Webber, Mermaid Bindery: decorated with collage and exposed sewing on spine, trays of box lined with similar decorated paper as text of book. The harmonies of colors and shapes delineated by an artist who truly knows.

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        The Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Eric Gill. [A Facsimile of the Golden Cockerel Press edition. Commentary by Peter Holliday]

      Folio Society, 2008. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with very numerous illustrations, initials, and head- and tail-pieces by Gill in the text; full niger morocco, sides and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt edges, silk marker, Commentary Volume bound in boards with buckram back, the two fine volumes housed in publisher&#39;s cloth solander case lettered in gilt. EDITION LIMITED TO 1980 COPIES. A magnificent facsimile of the Golden Cockerel masterpeice, widely regarded as the finest private press production of the period. . Catalogs: folio society.

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        Preziosi frammenti di vita

      Urbino: La Stamperia d&#39;arte Ca&#39; Virginio, printed by Carla Luminati, 2008. Edition limited to 100 copies, of which this is number 12.. Soft cover. New/Urbino, the small city in Central Italy that once nourished Raphael, is a global center for the art and technique of engraving. Enrico Ricci (b.1925) studied engraving under masters at Urbino&#39;s National School of Art and Design. He joined the faculty not long after graduating and taught there throughout his career. Among his achievements, he invented a technique of impressing gold or copper leaf into the printed image as an integral part of the design. The portfolio offered here includes fresh prints from three unpublished traditional plates Ricci made in 1948, as well as two plates from 2000 incorporating the metallic leaf process. All plates were printed in 2008 by Ricci in the Ca&#39; Virginio print shop in Urbino. A biographical sketch and a poem in prose by Mario Luzi in appreciation of Ricci round out the portfolio. English translations accompany the texts. . 36 cm; [16] text pages, and 5 original aquatints with tissue guards, signed and dated by the artist. The whole enclosed in an illustrated printed portfolio numbered by the printer.

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio]
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        The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

      London: MacLehose Press, 2008. Book. The uncorrected proof of Stieg Larsson&#146;s bestselling novel, preceding the first edition in English. Unlike the advance reading copy (which was for wider distribution among reviewers, booksellers etc, and bound in wrappers closely resembling the finished jacket artwork) our uncorrected proof is in plain blue wrappers with white lettering. The difference between an advanced reading copy and an uncorrected proof has become somewhat blurred, but our copy in plain wrappers resembles old-style galley proofs, used in-house for editing and proof reading. It&#146;s unlikely that more than a couple of hundred would have been printed. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Holy Bible Featuring a Fore-Edge Painting (St. Frances of Assisi) by Melody Krafft

      Ignatius Press, 2008. Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Fine. (Bible) (Fore-Edge Painting) The Holy Bible - Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2008. Octavo (9.75 x 6.75), faux black leather with gilt decoration. A one of a kind bible featuring a fore-edge painting by Melody Krafft! The delicate painting depicts St. Frances of Assisi reflecting his love for animals and nature. Fine condition.

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        N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, (2 Volumes, Boxed)

      Scala Publishers, 2008-05-30. Oversized Hardback.. As new condition./As new dust jacket. As new slip case.. Still in original shipping box.& & A beautiful collectible copy. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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        Courrèges --------[ Texte en Français ]

      Xavier barral - Paris 2008 .1 Volume/1. -- Comme Neuf -- Reliure éditeur plein métal ( plats et charnières ). BIEN COMPLET DE L'EMBOÎTAGE PLEXI -Format in-folio 'carré' 29,6 x 32,8 cm )( 2825 gr ).-------- 240 pages avec 190 photographies couleur.***************** "" L'édition originale de cet ouvrage a été imprimée à six mille exemplaires, dont trois mille exemplaires en français numérotés de 1 à 3000 et trois mille exemplaires en anglais numérotés de 3001 à 6000. ***************************** Styliste précurseur, André Courrèges a toujours cherché au-delà de la mode à exprimer son temps. Dans l'élan des années 1960, l'inventeur de la célèbre petite robe blanche, zélateur du court, alliant simplicité et vitalité, libère le corps des femmes en dessinant minijupes, pantalons et collants.Sous la couverture métallique de ce livre-objet, les couleurs et les matières du créateur-ingénieur, toujours en avance d'un présent, alternent en pleines pages avec les photographies de William Klein, Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, Peter Knapp. À travers une série de mots-clés, Érik Orsenna médite sur l'oeuvre et le personnage, dont il esquisse le portrait. "" *************************** ref 512 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rio Cidade Maravilhosa

      Sao Paulo: Vintage Denin, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover.. Near Fine/Near Fine. Folio, Unpaginated (ca 250pp). Green boards in ptotographic dustwrapper. Minor bumps to corners. More images available on request. Very Scarce. Apparently from an edition of 1000 private copies but very rarely offered for sale Terry Richardson&#39;s travelogue and ode to Rio and one of his nicer pieces of work. A documentary feel but it&#39;s pretty obvious who&#39;s behind (and often infront) of the camera. Alot of his trademark sex, nudity (he seems to have an amazing knack for getting rooms full of people to take their clothes off), people having fun and doing daft stuff plus lots of landscape, parties and all that. Very much sums up his style of work, but has an extra twist of realism due to the subjects and locations. Brilliant. A sumptuously produced book.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Folio Society 2008, 1st Limited Edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies. (Hardcover) 280 pp. Very good. Quarto (13" X 9.75"). Quarter vellum binding blocked in 22-carat gold with vellum tips and paper sides blocked in three metallic foils. Gilt top edge. Roughly 100 illustrations and 16 tipped-in colour plates with a hand-printed etching tipped onto the limitation page. With an Original full page watercolour by Van Sandwyk tipped in as a frontispiece. Comes in a cloth-bound solander box. In flawless condition. Copy number VI of 1000. This Folio Society edition follows the original 1908 Methuen and Co text. Charles Van Sandwyk&#39;s illustrations have been compared favourably to Ernest Shepard&#39;s and Arthur Rackham&#39;s illustrations of Kenneth Grahame&#39;s classic work. Van Sandwyk&#39;s works hang in the National Library of Canada and his other award-winning books include the Parade to Paradise, Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds and How to See Fairies. Signed by Van Sandwyk on the limitation page. The watercolour which is unique to this copy of the book is of Ratty and Mole having a picnic on the riverbank. A truly unique copy..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Let It Go. Poem by E. E. Cummings. Lettered and Interpreted by Elizabeth McKee

      2008. Unique artist&#39;s book, on Arches Text Wove paper, signed and dated by the artist, Elizabeth McKee. Page size closed: 8.5 x 11.75 inches; 22pp. including one fold-out. Bound by the artist: hand-sewn into black recycled daphne paper from Bhaktapur, Nepal, with envelope and ivory gros-grain ribbon tie of same paper, collage of various papers on lower right front panel. The colophon (double-page spread) is a collage with the printed text of Cummings&#39; verse, the copyright notice, Acknowledgements, and Artist&#39;s Statement (Colophon) on painted sheets. As with all other pages in the book, these two are irregularly shaped. Ms. McKee notes that this book was the result of a workshop she lead for the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa in October of 2008. Each of the participants in the workshop transferred a text from Writing Systems of the World by Akira Nakanishi to their own piece of Arches. Ms. McKee selected the Vai script, a syllabary from Liberia. Parts of this script are incorporated into the background design. Each sheet was then passed to a neighbor who altered it with sumi or walnut inks and an assortment of tools until the sheet of paper was transformed. Only then was each participant given the task of making that transformed sheet into a book. E. E. Cummings&#39; poem, LET IT GO, is a particularly appropriate selection for these altered sheets. The poet urges the reader "let all go" which, of course, the artist had to do when giving her paper to neighbors to alter. The text is lettered in bold black on collaged and painted pages in tan, black and white with gold gilt and glitter threads. Some of the words are quite legible; others are barely so. The maelstrom created by the background painting and collages, the letters swirling in funnel clouds or other turbulence, combined with the irregularly-shaped pages and the torn bits of paper collages combine to alert the reader / viewer know that something powerful is happening. Letting go, according to Ms. McKee and E. E. Cummings is not easy, but ever so worthwhile.& The text reads: let it go-the smashed word broken open vow or the oath cracked length wise-let it go it was sworn to go let them go-the truthful liars and the false fair friends and the boths and neithers-you must let them go they were born to go let all go-the big small middling tall bigger really the biggest and all things-let all go dear so comes love. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        For Now

      [New York. 2008]. Artist&#39;s book, one of 15 copies, all on Fabriano Tiepolo paper, each copy signed and numbered by the poet / artist / printer, Sarah Plimpton. Page size: 8-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches; 20pp. Bound: loose as issued, in cinnamon- colored wrappers, black label title printed in gold on spine housed in brick-colored cloth custom-made clamshell box, black leather label with title and author in gold gilt on spine, made by Claudia Cohen. Ms. Plimpton&#39;s poem reads, "one eye / drawing circles / with fingers tightened / round like an hour / left / on the paper / for now". The text is set in Dante and printed with the help of Brad Ewing at The Grenfell Press in New York. Each page is an original aquatint on an ochre colored ground with the exception of the middle double page spread with is on a pale moss green ground with deeper green forms. Extremely organic, each page of images surround the word / words, almost devouring them (think Pac-man). The textures achieved in the aquatints belie their two-dimensionality. The plates were made and proofed by the artist at the Manhattan Graphics Center and editioned by Peter Pettengill. Ms. Plimpton&#39;s personal journey with forms and words is captivating. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        You Can&#39;t Choose Your Progeny

      (Vancouver): Heavenly Monkey, (2008). Quarto. 13pp. One of twenty-three copies. With an original vellum leaf from the Doves Press edition of poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Hand-set and printed on dampened paper by Milroy. Bound and tooled by Claudia Cohen in a limp paper vellum case with gilt rules. This is the final chapter from the author&#39;s book, Elements in Correlation-- Printing on the Handpress at Heavenly Monkey. Extremely fine.

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        Nothing to be Frightened of.

      London Review Bookshop Limited Editions, London. 2008 - First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 250. Copy 18 of 25 copies bound in full Harmatan fine grain leather, housed in a solander box, signed by the author. The box has a leather backstrip which reproduces that of the book.Fine in fine box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Streitgespräch mit einer Mumie und andere Erzählungen: Sämtliche Erzählungen 03,

      Insel, Frankfurt, 2008 - 382 Seiten Buch als Mängelexemplar gekennzeichnet, Buch ansonsten in gutem, ungelesenem Zustand, leichte äußere Schäden. Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt bei. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 300 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Essential Denison [ Cricket ], with a Commentary by David Rayvern Allen

      Newnham-on-Severn: Christopher Saunders Publishing Limited, 2008.. First and Only Edition Thus. Quarter Leather. Fine/Boxed. Signed by J.M. Brearley, O.B.E. as MCC President Limited Edition A boxed set of exact reproductions of seven of Denison's pamphlets from the 1840's; six books of scores, and one about leading players of the day, together with a lengthy commentary specially written by David Rayvern Allen, the cricket writer and historian. Strictly limited to 212 numbered sets, each signed by Mike Brearley; this being No. 192, the pamphlets and Commentary are housed in a custom-made quarter-leather bookbox with slipcase, all fine and as new. Some additional postage may be required for this heavy item.

      [Bookseller: Christopher Baron]
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        The Third Reich trilogy

      A. Lane 2008 Three black octavo volumes in original box (boxed set); b&w illus ; 25 cm. Rare thus, unopened in original shrink-wrap. Limited edition boxed set. || Considered to be the most comprehensive history of the NAZIs. || Moden German history. World Ward II, The coming of the Third Reich--The Third Reich in power-- The Third Reich at war. || World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany. History of fascism. Germany -- History -- 1871-1918. Germany -- History -- 1918-1933. Germany -- History -- 1933-1945. Germany -- Politics and government -- 1871-1933. Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945. Germany -- Economic conditions -- 1888-1918. Germany -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945.

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        André Breton. Arcane 17. Fac-similé du manuscrit original. Edition péparée et présentée par Henri Béhar. TIRAGE DE TETE. Un des 100 exemplaires signés par la fille d'André Breton, Aube Breton-Elléouet.

      Biro 2008 2 volumes brochés sous coffret. Très bon état.

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