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

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Value : The Intelligent Investor's Guide to Finding Hidden Gems on the Sharemarket

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

      [Bookseller: Q's Books]
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        New Naturalist No. 108 SOUTHERN ENGLAND Loking at the Natural Landscapes LIMITED EDITION LEATHER BOUND (SIGNED)

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

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        GROUSE (NN 107)

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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        I Won't Give Up: Photographs Fabio Paleari. EDITION DELUXE/SIGNED/NEW COPY.

      Bologna, Grafiche Damiani, 2008 - Bologna, Grafiche Damiani, 2008. Sliding wooden box with title in black letterpress on lid, 35 x 28,7 x 7,7 cms., containing a book, photo-illustrated paper-covered boards (hardcover), 28 x 24,5 cms., (272) pp. throughout illustrated, partly in color showing Pete Doherty with the Babyshambles, PRISTINE COPY still shrinkwrapped. . Copy from a limited edition of 400 which comes together with an original signed b/w photograph, signed, numbered and titled to the lower margin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Luiscius Books]
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        The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Devil May Care - Limited Bentley Edition

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

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Breaking Dawn

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

      [Bookseller: Mostly Books]
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        Zürcher Taschenbuch 1921/22-2008. 87 Bde. (kompl.).

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

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

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

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

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

      [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

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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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        Dragon Tattoo Trilogy -- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

      Maclehose Press 2008 - The three books in the trilogy. All near fine in near fine dust jackets. The first UK editions, which preceded the US editions. Basis for the Swedish television series and resulting film trilogy released in 2009, and for the American version by director David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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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>

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        Life - Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [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]

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        Mothers and Children

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

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        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>

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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        Structure of Rime.

      San Francisco 2008 - 175/275 COPIES, mouldmade paper, pp. [iv], 96, original brick-red cloth with inlaid prints by Frank Lobdell, grey paper backstrip label with black lettering, top edge trimmed, paper and cloth slipcase, excellent[with:] An Etching with aquatint by Frank Lobdell, &#145;Untitled, 5,15,87&#146;, 26/35 copies, loose with the book With a copy of the Prospectus.

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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>

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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]

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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.

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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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      (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.

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