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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= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10108.jpg >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.

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        RICHARD PRINCE: CANAL ZONE

      (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&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Juxtaposition.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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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. * * *

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Okmhistoire]
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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= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10595.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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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= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10164.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: buecherdackel]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Calvello Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
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        The Story of High Street.

      (Norwich): Mainstone Press, (2008).. Limited edition, one of 750 copies. 4to. (vi), 280, (2) pp. Publisher's dark blue cloth, silver lettered to spine, pictorial title label to upper board, housing in matching slipcase. Profusely illustrated throughout, mostly in colour, including reproductions of all 24 plates from the original edition of "High Street". Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Le immagini della Bibbia di Oxford

      Editalia 2008 Ms. W.106. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimora. Musée Marmottan, Parigi. Commentario di William Noel. Riproduzione dell'opera originale in edizione a tiratura mondiale limitata. L'opera è costituita da tre volumi: uno, rilegato in pelle rossa, con l'edizione e il commentario in italiano; uno, rilegato in seta blu, con il facsimile in lingua tedesca e in lingua inglese; uno, rilegato in velluto rosso (cm. 11x14,50), con fermagli in metallo, contenente le riproduzioni a colori di 34 miniature (carta speciale e profilatura delle pagine fedele all'originale). La prima edizione in questa veste è stata edita nel 2004 da Faksimile Verlag, Lucerna. Questa edizione include colophon e commentario in italiano Le immagini della Bibbia di Oxford consistono in 31 fogli dei quali 24 sono custoditi presso il Museo di Baltimora costituiscono il manoscritto W.106) e 7 presso quello di Parigi 8vo pp. 110 + 264 + miniature rilegatura in pelle, seta e velluto (leather, silk and velvet binding) Perfetto (Mint) 9788870604887

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Biblioteca digitale romanistica. Archivio elettronico della letteratura romanistica. Trattati e monografie sul processo civile romano Vol. 3.,Catania,Giuseppe Maimone Editore,2008

      Giuseppe Maimone Editore 2008 Catania, 2008; br., pp. 182, ill., m 15,5x21,5. italiano 88-7751-29 Biblioteca digitale romanistica. 0003.

      [Bookseller: Libro Co. Italia s.r.l.]
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        Losing Ground

      Viewpoint Editions Marshfield Hills, MA: Viewpoint Editions. 2008. Artist's book, one of 6 deluxe copies from a total issue of 106 (100 regular and 6 deluxe), all on Mohawk Options 65 cover made from 100% post consumer content with renewable wind power, each signed and numbered on the colophon by the artist / author, Dorothy Simpson Krause. Page size: 12 x 12 inches; 40pp. Bound by Harcourt Bindery in aubergine Nigerian goatskin with onlay of copper inset 7-7/8 x 7-7/8 inches that has been manipulated by the artist (acid washed with "wrinkles") title blind- stamped in center of copper, gold endpapers, housed in matching gold cloth over boards custom-made clamshell box. Printed on an HP Indigo 5500 Press by Acme Bookbinding that have been manipulated by Ms. Krause with graphite, metallic pigments, gold and silver leaf. The text is mainly taken from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, although a notable page spread is text taken from the Holy Bible, Malachi, Chapter 4, Verses 1-6, "behold the day commeth that shall burn as an oven...". The images themselves are, for the most part, in the hot shades of orange and red as if the earth were in the midst of some ghastly chemical fire. An image of clock superimposed on the female head of a piece of classical statuary, dotted line through the blank eyes, with a backdrop of an aerial map of agricultural fields, makes the message clear without one word. Time is running out for a green earth. The artist's plea for awareness of our role as stewards of the environment is eloquent. Using traditional processes with print-on-demand technology, she has created a beautiful book. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Let It Go. Poem by E. E. Cummings. Lettered and Interpreted by Elizabeth McKee

      2008. Unique artist'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' verse, the copyright notice, Acknowledgements, and Artist'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' 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. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        FARNESE LECTIONARY.|THE

      Franco Cosimo Panini Modena: Franco Cosimo Panini. 2008. folio, red velvet binding (silver ferrules, clasp strips and coat of arms), clamshell case. 64 pages, 6 plates.. Facsimile with accompanying hardcover commentary. One of 550 copies. The majestic liturgical book known as the Lezionario Farnese, produced in Rome shortly after the mid-sixteenth century for Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, represents a high point for the art of illumination. Given its size the work is of monumental proportions and the wealth of embellishments, we may consider the Lectionary a codex of exceptional merit. Splendid embellishments By commissioning this truly sumptuous work, Alessandro Farnese brought into being a codex which, for hundreds of years, served as one of the Missals used by the Popes and princes of the Church during the solemnities held at the Sistine Chapel. In its splendid full-page illuminations and wonderful gilded frames adorned with putti, masks and floral motifs we note the influences of the grand art of the Renaissance and, in particular, the work of Michelangelo and Raphael. A widely acclaimed illuminator With its impressive embellishments, the Lezionario Farnese represents one of the masterpieces of Giulio Clovio (1498-1578), the most widely acclaimed illuminator of the late sixteenth century. Clovio was praised by the Florentine historian, Giorgio Vasari, in the second edition of his Lives of the Artists, as the Michelangelo in little. Vasari cites the Farnese Book of Hours and the Lectionary as the most important of the works of Clovio, who, after leaving his native Croatia in 1516, achieved great renown as an illuminator. The Neo-Gothic binding The original binding went missing with the arrival of Napoleons troops. The codex was then re-bound in 1809-1810 in a red velvet Neo-Gothic cover of considerable beauty and refinement (the work of the London binders, Benjamin II and James Smith). We may note the wrought and gilded silver ferrules and clasps and, on the front cover, the polychrome porcelain coats of arms of the Towneley family, the last owners of this work. Patronage The Lectionary was a commission from Alessandro Farnese (1520-1589), the grandson of Pope Paul III Farnese (who ordained Alessandro as cardinal at the age of fourteen). In the early 1540s, Clovio entered the service of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, considered by historians the most important patron and connoisseur of the arts of mid-sixteenth century Rome. Clovio served the cardinal for the rest of his life, and bequeathed his fine collection of codices and artworks to his patron. The Commentary: The work is accompanied by a book with commentary, edited by Jonathan J. Alexander, with writings by Jonathan J. Alexander, Nicholas Barker, Elena Calvillo and Clive Wainwright. Facsimile with accompanying commentary with clamshell box. .

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        Ebru Paper with Drawing of Beyazit Tower

      Ebristan (Istanbul): Ebristan, 2008. Original marbled paper art by Turkey'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'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.

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        Home - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Harpercollins Publishers Toronto: Harpercollins Publishers. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. 2008. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 9781554681211 . A stunning true First Edition/First Printing in Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket. The Canadian Edition was issued a week prior to the US Edition, this copy has been beautifully SIGNED by author Marilynne Robinson on the title page. A most scarce collectible; Marilynne Robinson's third novel after Gilead, is an entirely independent novel that takes place concurrently in the same locale, in the household of Reverend Robert Boughton. Home is about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith .

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        THE BEAUTIES OF THE BOSPHOROUS: BEATTIE, WILLIAM : AND THE DANUBE ILLUSTRATED.

      First Edition. (8 Volumes with 2 volumes of 1). Virtue and Co. c1855.. pp.1-38; 87-134; 135-164. 1-20; 21-68; 69-116; 117-180 and 181-236. Demy 8vo. Illustrated.Some slight foxing and browning, slight evidence of use, else VG in gilt cloth, aeg. Volume 2 is missing. Illustrated with a total of 143 (of 168) plates . Very suitable for print sellers. CCPF/May 2008 US$0

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        Novels And Other Narratives 1986-1991 [the Counterlife, The Facts: The Novelist's Autobiography, Deception, Patrimony: A True Story] - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: The Library of America. As New in As New dust jacket. 2008. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 1598530305 . A most attractive First Edition/First Printing bound in emerald green cloth with gilt and black lettering and design on spine. In unread As New condition in alike dustjacket with cloth bookmark. SIGNED by Philip Roth directly on the title page; With this fifth volume, The Library of America continues the definitive edition of Philip Roth's collected works. The Counterlife is one of Roth's most radical novels narrated by Roth's alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman. The Facts is autobiographical, presenting Roth's own inner battles, especially as an author. Deception tackles the world of adultery with unrivaled directness; and Patrimony takes us on Roth's journey with his own father as he dies from a brain tumor; Vol. 5 .

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        THE EDINBURGH GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL ATLAS. Comprehending a sketch of the history of geography; a view of the principles of mathematical, physical, civil, and political geography; an account of the geography, statistics and history of each continent, state, and kingdom, delineated and a tabular view of the principal mountain chains in the World.

      First Edition. John Hamilton. c1830.. pp.c100. Folio. Illustrated. Some slight foxing and browning, slight evidence of use, else VG in quarter calf with gilt panelled spine. Illustrated with 57 hand coloured plates including some folding out. ccPS/July 2008 US$0

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        The Temple of Flora: or Garden of the Botanist, Poet, Painter and Philosopher. [Commentary Volume by Stephen Harris]. 600 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Folio Society, 2008. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with 9 preliminary monochrome plates, 5 preliminary colour plates and 29 fine colour plates, together with two complimentary art prints for framing; pictorial cloth, leather back lettered in gilt, coloured top, silk marker, a fine copy housed in publisher's board solander case lettered in gilt.EDITION LIMITED TO 600 COPIES

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer ( Facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer)

      Folio Society, 2008.. Hard Cover. Fine. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Very large and heavy volume, gilt decorated brown cloth, in as new condition. Paper specially made at James Cropper Mill at Bruneside in Cumbria. Brown endpapers. Black ribbon marker. ii and 559 pages. A mint copy in a vg+ brown slipcase

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        BOOK OF HOURS OF BONAPARTE GHISLIERI.|THE

      Franco Cosimo Panini Modena: Franco Cosimo Panini. 2008. 8vo, morocco binding adorned with silver and enamel work and semi-preciuos stones, clamshell case. 274 pages.. Facsimile with accompanying hardcover commentary. One of 980 copies. This extremely refined masterwork of the Italian Renaissance (1503) was commissioned by Bonaparte Ghislieri, who belonged to a leading family of Bologna. Also Bolognese was the calligrapher, Pietro Antonio Sallando (a grammarian at the citys university and a renowned calligraphy master). A treasury of masterpieces: Ghislieris intention was to produce a small anthology of the finest illuminations in central and northern Italy. To this end he called upon a number of the leading artists of this period, each of whom was to produce a full-page illumination. Thus, we find works by Amico Aspertini (Adoration of the Shepherds), Perugino (San Sebastiano), Lorenzo Costa (David with lyre), Francesco Francia (San Gerolamo), and, in all likelihood, Matteo da Milano (Annunciation). Marvellous embellishments: Notable, too, are the embellishments framing the illustrations, produced with an abundance of floral motifs and references to the classic tradition. Indeed, a number of pages include fragile, fantastic, grotesque figures inspired by the decor of the Grotte (caves) of the Esquiline Hill in Rome (the site of the buried remains of Neros Domus Aurea, or Golden House, which, when uncovered in 1480, immediately attracted the attention of the artists of that period). The elaborate binding: The morocco binding, with its finely executed floral motifs on polychrome silk satin, is quite remarkable. The covers are adorned with two bezels or settings for semi-precious stones and two centrally positioned roundels for the figures of the Annunciation. Patronage: The works original owner (as indicated by the coat of arms) was Bonaparte Ghislieri, who was elected a senator in Bologna following the assassination of his father, Virgilio, in 1523. When the codex was produced, Bonaparte Ghislieri was still rather young and it may be that this Libro dOre had been commissioned by Bonapartes father for his sons use. The codex passed from the house of Ghislieri into the hands of the Albani family of Urbino, where, according to record, it was to be found in the eighteenth century. In the nineteenth century, the work reached Britain, where it was purchased by Henry Yates Thompson in 1897. It has been at the British Library since 1941. The Commentary: The work is accompanied by a book with commentary, edited by Massimo Medica, with writings by Giancarlo Benevolo, Peter Kidd and Massimo Medica. Facsimile is present with the accompanying commentary and a clamshell case. .

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        Archeologia classica. Vedere il tempo antico con gli occhi del 2000.

      EINAUDI 2008 Per Andrea Carandini è necessario che l'archeologo (ed è soprattutto ciò che devono fare i giovani archeologi senza preconcetti) si depuri d'ogni residuo classicistico e che sappia ricostruire il passato a partire da un presente in evoluzione perenne. I metodi d'indagine e le realtà trascorse non sono da considerarsi concetti e dati stabili, ma problemi le cui soluzioni si perfezionano nel tempo, restando pur sempre provvisorie. L'autore dipinge un insolito affresco dell'archeologia del mondo antico, che mira a destabilizzare tradizioni di studio congelate e istituzioni accademiche e amministrative vetuste e deteriorate. "Essere giusti" verso il passato è possibile oggi soprattutto se si è mentalmente oltre l'antichità: "tanto meglio capiremo gli antichi quanto meno fuggiremo dalla realtà loro preferendo l'"ideale classico", quanto più riusciremo a creare nuove possibilità di vita dalle quali più acutamente osservarli nella stranezza più che nella familiarità dei loro costumi".

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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'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.

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        28 Characters, 4 Men, 10 Women, 5 Boys and 8 Girls

      (N.p., 2008). Small quarto. 32ff. One of five copies, signed by the artists. An artistic collaboration between noted bookbinder, typographer, and illustrator Eri Funazaki and Danny Flynn, a fellow typographer who also wrote the text. Each letter was printed using different wood and metal types, many of which were altered by the artists or specially created for the project. In this unusual alphabet book, tiny line drawings of people are scattered throughout the text, interacting with the large, colorful letters. Accenting designs are occasionally hand-tooled in gold and blind. Playing on the dual meaning of &#147;characters,&#148; Flynn and Funazaki created personalities for all twenty-six letters of the alphabet and two punctuation marks: a female ampersand and a full stop &#147;of undetermined gender.&#148; The characters are described in short, witty, often rhyming &#147;living eulogies&#148; that reveal their quirks and neuroses. In a playful, unconventional binding of navy blue, tan, and orange Harmatan goatskin that resembles a giant door hinge, with covers that rotate around a tube. The covers have inlays shaped to resemble the tops of screws. One hole is left open in the center of the front cover, revealing the gold tooling on the first page. Together with a bronze figure of Funazaki&#146;s &#147;little man&#148; character, which has appeared in several of her artists&#146; books, done in the style of the figures in the text. The &#147;little man&#148; is seated and holds the missing screw from the binding across his lap. The figure is intended to be set on the edge of the book as an integral part of the binding design. Extremely fine.

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        ARTICULATIONS. POETRY, PHILOSOPHY AND THE SHAPING OF CULTURE

      Royal Irish Academy Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2008 First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies, 50 of which were signed by Heaney and Patrick Masterson and numbered 1-50 and 51-500 signed by Royal Irish Academy President James Slevin. This copy, #241, has also been signed by Heaney on the limitation page. One of an unknown number of copies as such. Perfect-bound illustrated wraps. Color photograph of Heaney. Published in commemoration of Heaney's receiving The Cunningham Medal in January 2008.. Conatins Paul Muldoon's "A Grand Tour" written for the occasion. Unread copy in Fine condition.Signed by Author & Contributor. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition. The image is of the book described and not a stock photo.

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        The Lives of Bohemians: Growing Up With My Father's Painting (Signed Lettered Edition)

      Danger Books Santa Monica, CA: Danger Books, 2008. First Edition. First Edition. One of 26 lettered copies SIGNED by Jonathan Lethem and his father, Richard Lethem, who supplies the stunning (and disturbing) color paintings that are the subject of this text. A superb production, with full-color plates of Richard Lethem's oil paintings bound in at the center of the text. A superbly-wrought letterpress production, bound in lime green cloth in a matching slipcase, with no dust jacket as issued.

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        Eric Ravilious: Landscape, Letters & Design. With a Foreword by Alan Powers.

      Upper Denby: The Fleece Press, 2008.. Limited edition, one of 750 copies, 2 volumes, oblong folio. Numerous illustrations, mostly in colour. Cloth, slipcase, a fine set.

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        Liber Bestiarum: MS Bodley 764. Commentary by Christopher de Hamel followed by a Translation by Richard Barber.

      London: The Folio Society, 2008.. 2 Vols., 4to, limited edition, commentary volume consists of 173pp., bound in blue cloth, gilt; facsimile volume bound in full goatskin leather of finest Nigerian grade, blocked in gold and three colours, with traditional raised bands on the spine, binding design by David Eccles, gilding on all three edges, ribbon marker, both volumes housed in the original solander box.This bestiary, dating from the mid-13th century and now housed in the Bodleian Library, is one of the finest produced in England. Specially commissioned by The Folio Society, de Hamel has written a detailed introduction providing a context for bestiaries in general and Bodley 764 in particular. Filled with fascinating revelations regarding the manuscript&apos;s provenance and style, this work is an ideal companion with which to decode the manuscript.

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        1492. rivista della fondazione piero della francesca. anno i (2008), nn. 1-2. arezzo 2008

      Bross., cm 28,5x19, pp 110, molte tavv. e ill. a col. e b/n..

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        Pongmalai Garland

      CoTangent Press 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's device in the artist'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'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. See an Image.

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        Jane's Infantry Weapons 2007-8

      Jane's Information Group 2008. 923 pages. Folio. Bw photographs and text figures. Ex reference library. 2 labels, o/w contents fine. Seems barely used. Illustrated black boards. Small shelf label taped to bottom spine. Overall virtually as new. Very heavy ISBN: 0 7106 2801 3

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