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        Shakespeares Sonnets Counter Sonnets

      Alchemia Press 2009 - [322], original cloth in hand-painted DJ. Bright and clean externally, small smudge to half-title, otherwise fine. One of a hundred copies, this being number one. With a hand-painted dust jacket in ink and watercolour by the artist with a sonnet pair calligraphed on the rear of the jacket. Printed to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare's Sonnets in 1609, painter and poet Mark Jeoffroy has replied to each one of the 154 sonnets with a counter-sonnet from the lover and a full-page facing illustration. With the prospectus, signed by the illustrator to the rear limitation leaf [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Autographed statement regarding the story of John Minihan's icon phototograph of Samuel Beckett in "Le Petit Café"

      Autograph; History of Photography; Photographs; Photography; Rare Books; Samuel Beckett. 8°.. Ink on paper - John wrote this on his trip to Vietnam in 2009. Dated "1st December 2009 - Ho Chi Minh City". / Also included: "John Minihan - Beckett fotografieren. 5 pages. Detmold, Literaturbüro, 1996. (Tells the story of how Minihan meets Beckett and how the "Le Petit Café"-picture was taken. In german language). Signed by John Minihan//

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        A Few Questions

      Vashon, WA. 2009. Artist&#39;s Book, one of 10 copies, each signed and numbered by the author. Page size: 8 inches square, 15pp. Bound by the artist, Donald Glaister, exposed sewn spine, mylar and collage. The text, a short essay of 99 words, on the nature of being and the history of time, is laser printed in gill sans. The pages are mylar encapsulated, with interior collages of various materials. Mr. Glaister has created the ultimate deconstructed book. The artist states, "Description: A Few Questions is an informal exploration of the nature of matter, existence and time, in a prose piece of 99 words. The book is a progression of polyester encapsulations, similar to those used in document conservation, which are bound with paper hinges. The sanded film encapsulations envelop paintings, drawings and type on paper and transparent film, layered to produce an effect of depth and space within each page. The binding is made with cover boards made with encapsulations similarly constructed. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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      Izmir: Nedim Sönmez. 2009. oblong folio, leather, gilt lettering on cover & spine. 15 pages, 10 marbled paper samples.. This book has been produced in a limited edition of 19 signed and numbered copies, containing 10 original tipped-in marbled pictures of sea creatures. The paper is "de geerts": made in the old paper tradition of Holland, mouldmade, four deckle-edges, watermarked with a crown and "1625." Text by Nedim Sönmez in English (translated). Each sample is signed by hand. .

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Losing Ground

      Viewpoint Editions, 2009. Hard Cover. Fine in Fine Box. Hard Cover. This is number 23 of 100 copies in the limited edition. There is also a deluxe edition 6 and a softcover trade edition. Losing Ground is a plea for awareness of our role as stewards of the environment. Using images spanning more than a decade and text from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change it combines traditional processes and print-on-demand technology to share its important message. This book was one of 50 selected for the Guild of Book Workers Traveling Exhibitions, "Marking Time" (2010 - 11). Fine in black cloth boards with embossed, patinaed copper title plated affixed to the cover. Includes tipped-in details and handwork on some pages. Printed on an HP Indigo Press 5500 by Acme Bookbinding on Mohawk Options 65 cover paper. Housed in a fine black cloth clamshell box with small copper decoration to edge. Unpaginated (41 pages). ARTB/052410.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        FLORA GRAECA SIBTHORPIANA Volumes 1-2, 3-4, 5-6

      Liechtenstein: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., 2011. An annotated re-issue prepared and editied by Arne and Barbro Strid. Published from 2009 to 2011. Volumes 1-6 bound in three books, full page colour plates throughout, colour ditribution maps with text. Original dust jackets fine, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back bindings fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked no inscriptions. first six volumes bound in three in as new condition.. Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Berlin: A Performance by Lou Reed, Directed by Julian Schnabel (First Edition, signed by Reed and Schnabel)

      New York: Rizzoli, 2009. First Edition. First Edition. Quarto. INSCRIBED by Lou Reed ("To Xavier / Lou Reed") and Julian Schnabel ("To Xavier / Julian Schnabel") across the illustrated front endpapers in silver marker. Publisher&#39;s paper-covered, illustrated boards with a small transparent front board label and no dust jacket as issued. A highly impressionistic photo monograph by director Schnabel, taken during the 2006 anniversary performances of Reed&#39;s 1973 concept album at St. Ann&#39;s Warehouse in Brooklyn. Schnabel&#39;s film version of the performance was released in 2008, followed by an album version later that year. This book is the final document of the performance. Single production wrinkle to the paper on the rear board, else about Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Ai Weiwei : Beijing, Venice, London / Herzog & de Mauron - (2 Volumes),

      Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung König / London: Albion, 2009, 1. Aufl., Bildbände, 49,4 x 37,8 cm, 2 OLeinenbände im Schuber / 2 Hardcover (cloth) in slipcase. (1900829282) - (Sehr gut erhalten! / in very good condition) Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 5300 2 OLeinenbände im Schuber / 2 Hardcover (cloth) in slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hofbuchhandlung Löwenberg - Antiquariat]
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        I&#39;ll Die Tomorrow

      Berkeley: Del Milion Editions, 2009. Square octavo. (48)pp. One of 45 copies. Printed by Peter Koch and illustrated with digital pigment prints of seven photographs by Karen Filter. The photographs depict scenes that could have been taken straight from film noir, with gun-wielding men wearing fedoras and women in slinky dresses. Filter&#39;s photographs have a vintage aesthetic, and were originally printed using a unique color technique that she created based on Carbro prints from 1930s and 1940s, and technicolor from the 1950s. Fitting to accompany Spillane&#39;s work, the photos were selected from Filter&#39;s "B-Movie Series" and "Detective Series." Filter made her name on the Los Angeles music scene in the 1980s, photographing everyone from jazz greats like Dizzy Gillespie to Devo and the Go-Go&#39;s. As new in boards printed with a six-color letterpress take on the pulp style, with the title in bold red and yellow. The back cover features a black and white print of the side of a gun. Listed at publication price.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Frank Auerbach

      New York: Rizzoli,, 2009. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to front cover and spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Housed in the original publisher&#39;s slipcase. Fine in fine slipcase. First edition, first impression. Signed on the title page by Auerbach.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PORTFOLIO 40 PHOTOS 1941/1946

      STEIDL 2009 32 X 24, 48 pp. con 40 ill. b/n, brossura editoriale e custodia in carta, condizioni ottime, come nuovo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Fahrenheit 451]
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      Bologna, Italy: Editore Damiani, 2010. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/As New Dust Jacket.. Bologna, Italy: Editore Damiani, 2010. Hardcover. As New/As New. First Edition/First Printing. 280 pages. Retrospective collection of all-male portrait-photographs. One of the most beautiful collections of its kind ever published. Limited Clamshell Box Edition of 60 numbered and signed copies. The limitation is indicated not on the book but on the archival print that was produced by Greg Gorman specifically for the edition. Should not be confused with the 2009 Hardcover Edition. A stunningly beautiful production by Greg Gorman and Editore Damiani: Oversize-volume format. Photographs by Greg Gorman. Essay, "The Moment of Beauty", by Peter Weiermair. Inner linen clamshell cloth box, which contains the book in the recessed center. 13 X 17 inch gallery print-sized silver-gelatin print of Christopher Atkins is encased in its own black folio, which is also laid within the box. Outer cardboard box, which protects the easily soiled linen cloth box, but is missing in many copies of the Limited Edition. Printed on glossy stock paper in Bologna, Italy to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ with gilt titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Greg Gorman&#39;s alluring eighth collection, a celebration of masculine beauty at its absolute peak, that is, "in their youth". "Comprises over 200 of the photographer&#39;s previously unpublished portraits from the last three decades, featuring famous actors shot when they were still unknown young men, from teen years into their early twenties [teen = eighteen and older; all of the models were of legal age] . Gorman&#39;s intimate celebrity portraits hinge on the sense of his subjects&#39; vulnerability" (Publisher&#39;s blurb). "I decided to do a project that expressed my infatuation with male beauty, especially in terms of youth. The portraits don&#39;t have lots of backgrounds, they&#39;re straightforward. It&#39;s really about the person, not the elements. It boils down to the graphics of the individual more than the graphics of the setting" (Greg Gorman). They are all here, today&#39;s biggest stars, and the starlets who would give them a run for their money if looks were the sole measure. An absolute "must-have" edition for Greg Gorman collectors. <b><i> This copy is one of the Limited Clamshell Box Edition, indicated as such on the gallery print-sized silver-gelatin print that is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in pencil on verso by Greg Gorman. It is also very prominently, beautifully, and uniquely signed by Christopher Atkins. Gorman did not sign the book itself, which is still in the publisher&#39;s original shrinkwrap. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. The print alone ensures that this edition&#39;s value will keep and keep going up. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> 200 plates, 1 original print. One of the finest living American photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GREG GORMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 8862081413.

      [Bookseller: Modern Rare]
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        Hades, Hades, Hades

      London: Counter Editions,, 2009. Screen print on cotton, hand stitched on to floral fabric. Fabric size: 41 x 52 cm. Fine condition. Presented in a limed ash frame with UV glass. Edition of 200. Signed, numbered and dated in ball point pen by Emin on fabric stitched to lower right of the image.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        19 Raptures

      No place, NB Publishing, 2009. Edited and with an introduction by Neal Brown. 20 A4s folded as 6 page letters. Housed in the publisher&#39;s slipcase with a cover titles designed by Bella Freud and titles to spine gilt. Fine in fine slipcase First edition, first impression. One of 10 copies housed in a slipcase and signed by all the contributing authors, from a total edition of 505 numbered copies. Other contributors include, Anonymous, Spilious Argyropolous, Sarah Jessica Brown, Charles Chesshire, John Crace, Francesca Dark, Richard English, Rebecca Fortey, Sebastian Horsley, David Jenkins, Frances Kay, Julian Keeling, Nick Mercer, John Stammers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008

      Darling publ. 2009. hardcover, 2 volumes, 2400 pag. ! 13.55kg. . Most important contemporary of jewellers of 2008 !! very good edition with illustrations on each page in color. A totally fantastic experience showing this colossal workThe Compendium of Contemporary Jewellery Makers in two Volumes, Part One, 2008 This 13,5 Kilo, 2400 pages Opus Maximus was released 14 March 2009 during the International Schmuck 2009 Fair and already nicknamed by many jewellers as "the Messiah" as it was eagerly awaited since a year and was expected to bring great relief in the sleepless nights of jewellers from 54 nations. At the Compendium Party during the release, over 1000 visitors could catch a glance at the most rumoured and gossiped about publication of 2008, and managed to empty over 180 bottles with alcoholic content within a couple of hours (at daytime!). 132 lucky jewellers could carry their boxed copies home (although quite many of them somehow underestimated the physical weight of 14 kilos!). During the waiting time for the rest of the edition to be bound (by hand!) it is expected that the nickname "Messiah" will be still valid, although a big difference is that The Compendium did show up.The Compendium will show on a never done before scale and manner what is happening in 2008 in the entire worldwide Contemporary Jewellery scene. Jewellery Artists from 54 nations has been nominated by Jewellery Artists. The 1st purpose of Andy Lim, the publisher and editor, is to try to establish Contemporary Jewellery as an equally respected art form in the Contemporary Art and to create a platform, not to be neglected, which will be reached already by its sheer volume and power of 1044 artists, united in one single publication. It is not only a book about 1000 jewellers, it is a book created by 1000 jewellers, as every jeweller have the full freedom of a 2-page presentation a person. The alphabetical order of presentation secures a non hierarchical and non political ranking. The publishers 2nd purpose is to discover beyond the already wellknown and established artists (ca. 300) interesting positions of contemporary jewellery. And who are better talent scouts than the artists themselves Who are more aware than anybody else of what collegues are doing They are at the cradle of the work process. And as 3rd, but not least goal: to present an astonishing bibliophile book in an unsurpassed quality of the highest standards in the Art of Bookmaking. - 2 Volume Hardcover in the Lim-slipcase with separate pull out system. - Bound in the Final Edition of the stunning Techno Fabric. - Print and handbinding entirely in Germany, as always with Darling Publications. - A stunning book where you discover everything your heart desires and covets. - An already legendary reference book, and that´s why a MUST for libraries, museums, galleries, design lovers and the serious art and book collectors. As Bruce Metcalf explained to somebody during the making of the Compendium: "It&#39;s true there&#39;s no overarching curatorial viewpoint - by design. Lim wanted to make the selection process more open

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        Bruce Davidson: Outside Inside (3 Volumes) [SIGNED]

      Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany 2009 - SHIPPING NOTE: due to size and weight, shipping cost within the U.S. is $30.00 via FedEx Ground or $50.00 via Priority Mail (actual cost for International orders). First edition, first printing. Signed in silver ink on the slipcase by Davidson. Three volumes, each with the following format: Hardcover. Fine cloth, with tipped-in tritone plate on cover and title stamped in black on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. All three volumes are contained in a custom paper-covered slipcase with title stamped in silver. Photographs and text by Bruce Davidson. Edited by Bruce Davidson, with the assistance of Amina Lakhaney. Designed by Bernard Fischer and Gerhard Steidl. Volume I: 1954-1961, 300 pp., with 264 tritone plates; Volume II: 1961-1966, 272 pp., with 228 tritone plates; Volume III, 1966-2009, 372 pp., with 342 tritone plates. Scans by Steidl's digital darkroom; production and printing by Steidl, Göttingen. Each volume 11-5/8 x 12 inches. CONDITION: Fine. From the publisher: "Over the course of his long career Bruce Davidson has travelled the world making reportage stories both on assignment as a member of the Magnum agency and on subjects of personal interest. A few years ago he returned to his archive of negatives housed in a room in his Manhattan apartment and began a ritual of revisiting each and every one of the stories he had made, from his work as a student in 1954 to his urban landscapes in Los Angeles in 2009. Printing in his darkroom alongside the archive, he began to elaborate a very personal selection, discovering forgotten images and throwing new light onto some of his most famous series. Outside Inside is the result of this work, a sumptuous three volume box set with fifty-three chapters over 800 pages. Each chapter is introduced by a short text written by Davidson himself. The result is a celebration of the development of a master of the medium and an autobiography, a photographer's life seen through his work." Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Vincent Borrelli, Bookseller]
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      Pasadena, MD. [ND but 2009]. Unique artist&#39;s book by Elizabeth McKee, with two texts by Elizabeth McKee, "Some Lessons My mother Taught Me" and "Some Questions You Could Ask" all on Arches Text Wove paper coated twice with acrylic gesso so that the pages resemble oil cloth, signed on the title page by the artist / author, Elizabeth McKee, and her inner child, "Annie". Page size: 13W x 10H x .25D inches; 14pp. including self wrappers. Bound by the artist: sewn with linen thread, housed in black cloth over boards cloth clamshell box collaged with painted pieces of paper, title lettered on painted paper with mauve border on spine. The front cover starts the text, "All creation begins in chaos" and the text continues with 60 other quotes about lines. The artist explains that, as her mother died when she was but thirty-one years old, and Ms. McKee was only seven, there were no lessons actually received. The child&#39;s reaction to her mother&#39;s death was, "to try to be very good and follow the rules - stay in line - hoping that would prevent any further loss of loved ones." She goes on to explain, "Because this grief is cyclical and seems to be never ending I chose not to make a cover for this book. The end leads back to the beginning and chaos." Yet, in this chaos, the artist has created beauty and the reader / viewer enters into a dark world that still has movement and flashes of color. & To channel her inner child, the artist used her left hand to write the lessons never received, like "The end is the beginning" (back cover) and "Don&#39;t be afraid to stop out of line" and "Watch for open doors." The background painting and the lettering is in acrylics with some oil pastels. For "Some questions you could ask" the artist has used a Coptic marker (and her right hand). Some of the questions are, "Where do lines come from" and "Do all lines lead to heaven?" and "Where will I put my foot when there are no lines to follow?" Popping up between the two texts and as background are the artist&#39;s own interpretation of Linear B writing done with a seashell, including a Linear B character which the artist / author thinks of as a little girl. Some pages are collaged with stitched on and painted additions. & Truly a captivating book - with simplicity as the hook for the reader / viewer to enter into the world created within the covers. The questions asked, however, are not easily answered or forgotten. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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

      Little Brown and Company, New York Boston 2009 - A COMPLETE COLLECTED SET OF ALL MICHAEL CONNELLY NOVELS - ALL SIGNED FIRST US TRADE EDITIONS in Near Fine or better condition, both book and DJ. ALL books are hand signed without inscription (signature only). Signatures are signed directly to the title pages. No bookplate signatures. All DJs have price intact and are wrapped in a fresh removable acid free DJ protector. Books are crisp, tight and unread. 25+ books shipped together via UPS. Delivery costs will be additional. Insurance is required. No PO Boxes. Domestic US Shipping only. Sorry, no international shipping. Please e-mail for shipping quote. Will be determined by your location and UPS rates/insurance. This is an awesome set collected over years in Near Fine or better condition, all signed in the first US trade edition, 1st printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books LLC]
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        He is Legend: Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson --signed By Stephen King & Joe Hill (Sequels / Prequels to: Somewhere in Time; The Shrinking Man; Duel; Prey; Hell House; I am Legend; Button, Button; Someone is Bleeding; Born of Man and Woman; etc)

      Colorado Springs, CO.: Gauntlet Publications, 2009, 1st edition, 1st Printing, 2009. -----------hardcover, a Fine unread copy in a Fine dustjacket, one of (number 8) 750 copies, 525 pages, signed by all contributors including STEPHEN KING and his son, JOE HILL (didja ever notice son Joe in the movie Creepshow---yep, he plays the kid)(not signed by Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont as issued), collects 15 stories (plus the screenplay) based on original stories and novels by RICHARD MATHESON, contents include: Editor&#146;s Note; Introduction: Matheson the Master by Ramsey Campbell; Inspired by Duel: Throttle by Joe Hill and Stephen King; Sequel to The Distributor: Recalled by F. Paul Wilson; Prequel to I Am Legend: I Am Legend, Too by Mick Garris; Sequel to Somewhere in Time: Two Shots from Fly&#146;s Photo Gallery by John Shirley; A Variation on The Shrinking Man: The Diary of Louise Carey by Thomas F. Monteleone; A Sequel to Born of Man and Woman: She Screech Like Me by Michael A Arnzen; Sequel to Button, Button: Everything of Beauty Taken from You in This Life Remains Forever by Gary A Braunbeck; Sequel to Someone is Bleeding: The Case of Peggy Ann Lister by John Maclay; Sequel to The Children of Noah: Zachry Revisited by William F Nolan; Tale Inspired by The Finishing Touches: Comeback by Ed Gorman; Variation on Disappearing Act: An Island Unto Himself by Barry Hoffman; Tale Inspired by Legion of Plotters: Venturi by Richard Christian Matheson; Sequel to Prey: Quarry by Joe R Lansdale; Prequel to Hell House: Return to Hell House by Nancy A Collins; Tale Inspired by Collected Stories: Cloud Rider by Whitley Strieber; an Original Screenplay: Conjure Wife by Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont, out-of-print, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Photo Cover.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Rebirth of Wonder. Something by Mary Oliver and A Circle of Love by Joan Finnigan

      Pasadena, Maryland. 2009. Unique Artist&#39;s Book on Arches text wove paper, signed by the aritst and dated on the colophon page. Page size: 12-7/8 x 10 inches; 16pp. plus front and back paste downs. Bound by the artist in 1/4 black Hollander&#39;s imitation leather with brown cloth over Davey board: hand sewn simplified structure with sewing visible on smooth imitation leather spine, front panel with small original collage on front panel, housed in custom-made box of matching brown cloth which is decorated with small square fabric onlays in various shades of green, gold and tan, spine of Hollanders brown imitation leather spine. Hand-painted and hand lettered by the artist, Elizabeth McKee , the the images are accomplished in gesso, Dr. Martin&#39;s Tech ink, iridescent pastel, and collage. The Oliver text is written with white gouache and a pointed pen, the Finnigan text with a pointed brush and sumi. Both texts appear on almost every page, furling and unfurling against a painted background of lovely pinks, greens, yellows and blacks, each page spread full of motion rolling forward and backward. The reader / viewer is swept up in the images and texts of the sea - along with the creatures that dwell therein. The artist states that the two center sheets of this book were painted in a Judy Melvin workshop in 2008. The other sheets were painted as the book developed. They include snippets of Lawrence Ferlinghetti&#39;s poem, "I Am Waiting" - illegibly carved into the gesso throughout the book with the title Rebirth of Wonder taken from its refrain, "I am waiting for the rebirth of wonder". The intricate shell formation of the Knobbed whelk, together with the egg strings that the female whelk produces twice a year, are the inspiration for the images - as they are for Mary Oliver&#39;s poem. & Elizabeth McKee has studied and taught calligraphy since 1971, here in the united States and in Canada, Japan , Bangladesh , Japan, Kenya, Uganda and Russia . Her work is in the collections of the late Queen Mother, the City of Ottawa , The National Museum of Women in the Arts as well as private collections around the world. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        The Gardens of Delight. Bouquets of Flora and Botanical Poetry

      San Diego: Bay Park Press / False Bay Editions, 2009. Fine. Number 12 of 20 copies. An exquisite production fr. Number 12 of 20 copies. An exquisite production fr. Number 12 of 20 copies. An exquisite production from Sibyl Rubottom and Jim Machacek. It was inspired Sibyl Rubottom&#39;s interest in all things botanical and Jim Machacek&#39;s family heritage. The result is what they hoped for - "a riotous colorscape for your senses - with the rich and luminous colors used and the beautiful illustrations. It includes 14 unbound folded folio sized leaves which are housed in a folding case. Twelve of the leaves are dedicated to different types of gardens, each in a different color, with designs and poetry to reflect that garden. The gardens are: Japanese, butterfly, desert, night, orchid, primordial, mystical, rose, water, eros, secret,and herb. . Each features a poem or prose by such writers as John Milton, Rumi, Homer, Lord Byron, Robert Frost, Oscar Wilde, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The two other folded leaves are for the title and for the colophon. Printed on Fabriano Rosapina Blanco paper in Venus, Edwardian Script, and Palatino typefaces using letterpress, monoprint, and intaglio techniques. Housed in a custom box in green/brown cloth lined in beautiful handmade paper. The covers open from the middle with a title label on one side and a small metal rectangle with peg closure on the other. In fine condition. Unpaginated. [56 pages.] ARTISTSBOOKS/081612.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Vincent van Gogh - The Letters: The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition

      Thames & Hudson, 2009. HB. Fine in Slipcase. His entire correspondence for the first time. Works referred to shown alongside the letters. Sketches throughout the letters reproduced full size. Over 900 letters, his sometimes troubled relationships with friends and artists, his doubts and fears, and his passion for his art. An immense treasure trove of biographical and art-historical information. Six volumes and a CD in slipcase. (This item weighs around 14 KG so can only be sent to customers in the UK) 330x270

      [Bookseller: Bruce Holdsworth Books]
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        Transitions. Chromogenic Prints by Judith Turner

      [New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Co.. 2009. Portfolio of ten chromogenic prints on metallic paper, one of 20 copies only, each print numbered and initialed in pencil on the reverse by the photographer, Judith Turner, who has also signed her name on the colophon in pencil. Page size: 4-15/16 x 4-15/16 inches, 10 individual prints. Bound: loose as issued and housed in clear plastic box with front cover sliding out by Just Plastic. Titlepage / colophon page letterpress printed by Kelly-Winterton in black on gray paper. & Judith Turner, noted New York photographer, took these haunting images over a period of six months. They were photographed under water, chronicling the life and death of a plant. Noted for her images of architecture, published in trade books since 1979, and by the private press, Vincent FitzGerald & Co., since 1990, she brings a solidity of shape and concreteness to the transitory water lily. The use of Kodak&#39;s silver paper for these images presents an illusive shimmer to the plant in water - suggesting the play of sunlight that would occur in the plant&#39;s natural habitat.& Ms. Turner&#39;s photography is held by many institutions including the Canadian Center for Architecture, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel, and the International Center for Photography and the Brooklyn Museum, among others. She has received numerous awards and grants including in 2007 a Star of Design Award in Photography by the Design Center of New York and in 1994 the American Institute of Architects Award.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Shotgun on My Chest: Memoirs of a Lewis and Clark Book Collector. With illustrations by Anneliese Dehner. [Deluxe Edition]

      Portland, Oregon: 12-Gauge Press, 2009. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Octavo. 299pp. Appendix. Color photographs. Three-quarter leather and marbled paper over boards, the spine in compartments with contrasting gilt lettered leather labels, double gilt rules bordering the labels. A Fine copy, as New. This is one of only fifteen numbered copies in this special binding, signed by the author and illustrator, and is accompanied by a portfolio within which is housed one of the original works of art from the fourteen chapter headings in the book. Additionally, each of the fifteen copies features an original leaf from &#39;The Dictionary of Arts and Sciences&#39; (London, 1754-55), one of the titles carried by Lewis and Clark in their traveling library. The book and portfolio are housed in a black cloth-covered slipcase, with a title label inset on the cover. // "... the chronicle of one man&#39;s obsession. Roger Wendlick was born in Portland, Oregon, where he worked for most of his adult life in heavy construction. Roger also lived a parallel life as an antiquarian book collector. In 1980 Roger began collecting materials related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, making it his goal to assemble the world&#39;s most complete collection of printed materials relating to the Expedition. In 1998 Roger achieved his goal and devoted himself full time to study and teaching about the Expedition. Image or other image available on request

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      London: Collins, 2009. A fine limited edition copy signed by the author to a plate tipped onto the front free end paper, this copy numbered 41 of limited edition of 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. xiii, 384. 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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        DARTMOOR (New Naturalist Library No 111) Signed leather bound limited edition

      Collins, 2009. hardback. As New. hardback leather bound ediiton, brown Nigerian goatskin lettered gilt to spine, all edges gilt, ebony endpapers, a fine copy of this edition limited to one hundred copies, this being No 75. Signed by the author on a tipped in plate to front free endpaper and housed in a hand-made brown cloth slipcase over board, col&#39;d plates, 400pp, ISBN:9780007184996

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ISLANDS (New Naturalist Library No 109) Signed leather bound limited edition

      Collins, 2009. hardback. As New. hardback leather bound edition, 8vo, brown Nigerian goatskin lettered gilt to spine, all edges gilt, ebony endpapers, a fine copy of this limited edition of 150 copies, this being No 39. Signed by the author on a tipped in bookplate to front free endpaper and housed in a brown cloth slipcase over board, col&#39;d plates, 384pp, ISBN:9780007267378

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        WILDFOWL (New Naturalist Library No 110) Signed leather bound limited edition

      Collins, 2009. hardback. As New. hardback leather bound edition, bound in brown Nigerian goatskin and lettered gilt to spine, all edges gilt, ebony endpapers, a fine copy of this limited edition of 150 copies, this being number 123, signed by the author on tipped in plate at front free endpaper and housed in a hand-made brown cloth slip case over board, col&#39;d plates, 460pp, ISBN:9780007146581

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        The Lost Symbol (Signed, Limited "Exeter" Edition)

      New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 2009. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover.. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.. Octavo. One from a special limited edition of 1,000 copies (from an initial print run of 5 million copies) of the long-awaited follow-up to <i>The Da Vinci Code</i>, boldly signed by the author on a special, bound-in, limitation page, which states: "This edition of The Lost Symbol is limited to 1,000 copies, signed by the author for Water Street Bookstore. "Where it all began." In a recent article from a local newspaper, the author stated, "I wanted to give something special to my local fans and my hometown bookstore... Creating these limited-edition signed copies seemed like a fun way to say thank you for the support along the way." Exeter News-Letter 9/18/09. ~An as new copy of the true first printing of the best-selling author&#39;s latest book, signed by the author in this very limited edition and extremely rare, as such.

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        Ballad for a Crazy / Balada para un Loco. Music by Astor Piazzola and Lyrics by Horatio Ferrer. Translated from the original Spanish to English by Alberto Paz

      Stillwater, ME USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2009. Unique artist&#39;s book by Maine-based artist Nancy Leavitt, collaborating with Buenos Aires binder Sol Rebora, executed on several different papers - white, salmon pink, aqua, periwinkle, ochre, gold and dark blue, signed by the artist, Nancy Leavitt, on the colophon and dated and by the binder, Sol Rebora. Page size: 11 x 6-7/8 inches; 22pp. lettered and painted by Ms. Leavitt plus colophon. Bound by Sol Rebora in purple morocco, with onlays of purple skins (skived from the top skin these are the middle parings in variant shades), punctuated with white (tinged with lavender) irregular circles and small white dots extending over top half on front panel and bottom half on back panel, the overall design not unlike the patterns of footprints used to teach dance steps; spine smooth, top headbands of light blue, aqua, and white, bottom bands of pink, white, and light blue, turn-ins of dark purple Japanese paper, housed in custom-made matching clamshell box of lavender paper over boards, purple morocco spine stamped in palladium gilt with title in English and Spanish. The binding is a study in dimensionality - with ever so subtle changes in level from onlay to onlay, weaving a delicate pattern one&#39;s eye cannot help but follow. & A most whimsical and enchanting book - guaranteed to set your feet dancing and your heart flying. Ms. Leavitt&#39;s soaring birds, moon, oranges, sky, and rainbow of words in orange, blue, yellow and blue work together to make the lyrics of this Argentine tango come to life - or rather to a life on another happier plane of existence than is usually found on this planet. Ms. Rebora&#39;s elegant restrained binding is the perfect foil for the exuberance of the text and images. The text reads in part, "You laugh! But only you can see me: / because the mannequins wink at me, the traffic lights flash me three lights sky-blue / and the oranges at the corner grocery stand / cast their blossoms at me. / come on! that this way, half dancing, half flying..." and "From Vieytes they applaud: &#39;Hooray! Hooray!&#39; / the nuts who invented love..." and "Love me the way I am, crazy, crazy, crazy...". The colors and images are inspired by the words - and we sing and dance along with author, composer, and artists. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Fragments of Light 4. Lithographs by Fran Siegel. Translated by Zahra Partovi

      New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company. 2009. Artist&#39;s book, one of 35 copies, all on hand-made linen paper by Dieu Donne Papermill and Mylar, each numbered, and signed and dated by the artist, Fran Siegel, and signed in Persian by the translator, Zahra Partovi. Page size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches; 26 leaves. Bound: as desk calendar on stainless steel base, made by Milgo Bufkin, four screws fastening the two "rings" that hold the pages of the book, housed in custom-made grey cloth over boards clamshell box, box by BookLab II. The titlepage and colophon are printed by Jerry Kelly in black and silver with Kelly&#39;s own calligraphy. Ms. Siegal&#39;s lithographs were printed in silver on the white transparent linen by Kelly Driscoll. Each page of linen is followed by a silver Mylar page. Each etching was not re-inked when repeated on the silver Mylar page resulting in a shadow image. The text is laser cut. It appears first in Ms. Partovi&#39;s elegant Persian calligraphy at the top and bottom of each page with the circular litho surrounding circular disc cut into each page, "reading" as silver against the succeeding silver Mylar page. It is followed by her flowing English translation on the silver Mylar page. This English text appears at the top and bottom of each page, and "reads" as white from the following linen page. It can be read through the linen page, just below and above where the Persian calligraphic lines appear. The circular cut-outs on each page are successively smaller; the final cut on the colophon page reveals the stainless steel base. Combinations of four different inks were used to print each of the lithographs resulting in each page appearing slightly darker as the concentric "circles" become smaller. & Ms. Partovi&#39;s translated lines, "When he summons me I behold myself! Unsightly or worthy of the magnetism?" or "How now can I see my own face?" are perfectly translated in this book. Whoever reads the text sees their own image reflected in the silver Mylar. It is at once disconcerting and yet to the point of Rumi&#39;s search for illumination and union with God. One of the central figures of Islamic culture, Rumi (1207-1273) only recently began to emerge as a poet of significance to Westerners. Zahra Partovi, the translator, has taught the poetry of Rumi at The New School for Social Research, and is widely acknowledged as one of the leading interpreters of his work for English-speaking readers. She has collaborated with Vincent FitzGerald on 11 previous limited editions of Rumi&#39;s work. Her own words on the significance of Rumi&#39;s poetry explain her work. "...the most remarkable biographical information about Jalaluddin Rumi&#39;s life is not the appearance and disappearance of the mystic Shams, but Rumi&#39;s imperative and conscious decision to make a change in his career from a Sufi teacher to a poet. Here the medium is truly the message: the most successful Sufi teacher of all times with countless devoted followers chooses to communicate through the path of poetry. This masterful poet combines philosophy, mysticism, and psychology in a language so piercing as to enter the realm of music. It is this element more than any other which has made Rumi&#39;s poetry so irresistible to readers for over seven hundred years, even through the fire of translation." The United Nations designated 2007 as the year of Rumi - a singular distinction for this 13th century Persian poet. He has, in recent years, been the best-selling poet in the United States. & Fran Siegel, currently a Professor of Drawing and Painting at California State University Long Beach, graduated from Yale with an MFA and Temple&#39;s Tyler School of Art. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, as well as group shows, and was the US Representative at the IX International Bienal of Cuenca Ecuador. Her collaboration with Vincent FitzGerald & Company results in an astonishing book. The other collaborators include Kelly Driscoll, who created the art for FRAGMENTS OF LIGHT II and Milgo Bufkin (stainless steel base) who has worked with well- known visual artists such as Ellsworth Kelly and Robert Indiana. Well- known printer and book designer, Jerry Kelly, has worked with FitzGerald for over 25 years, helping produce very beautiful books. The Dieu Donne paper used for this book is incredibly strong and yet translucent. Mr. FitzGerald, once again, has assumed the role of "Maestro" for these individual performers, leading and coordinating their elegant performance for our benefit. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Security Analysis

      New York: McGraw Hill, 2009. First printing of the sixth edition, with a foreword by Warren Buffett and commentary by Seth Klarman, James Grant and Bruce Greenwald. Signed by Warren Buffett on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Security Analysis is indisputably the most influential book on investing ever written. It is still the investors&#39; bible.

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        In The Distance

      Niles, MI: Eugenie Torgerson, 2009. Fine. UNIQUE ARTISTS&#39; BOOK. Eugenie Torgerson is a book artist, photographer, printer, and illustrator from Michigan. She has been represented by art galleries across the U.S, and her work can be found in many corporate collections. In her artist&#39;s statement she says: "I build book and box forms with traditional bookbinding materials and methods. These sculptural objects contain my own pastel drawings and imagery generated from my own photographs. The stories they tell are contained in my words and the poetry of Kevin McCue. My subjects are the allure of the horizon, the power of the land, the experience of loss, and the sweetness of redemption." This exceptional book object comprises three individual parts. There is a small illustrated book with short poems that rests open on a box stand. The book and stand are covered by a box with a glass window on the top. Each object has been meticulously and creatively designed and produced using Ms. Torgerson&#39;s art, photography, and writing. The book is 3 inches wide x 4 inches tall x 3.5 inches thick. The poems are printed on vellum paper and coated with shellac, and the images are printed on various interesting papers. The book is bound in silver cloth with silver metal medallions on the front and back, and black and white beads around the edges. The spine is of brown suede and also has small beads sewn on. The book rests in a cradle at the top of its box stand. The stand is 5 inches tall and 9 x 10 inches at the base. The cradle is covered in green/gold cloth and decorated paper. There are the same small beads which are seen on the book cover, and there is also a medallion in the middle. The sides of the box have beautiful landscape images which are printed on Yupo synthetic material and waxed. The box base has two levels, one covered in orange cloth and the other with cloth in a gold and black design. The cover is 8 inches x 9 inches x 9 inches. The top and base are covered in decorated cloth. Each side is covered in brown cloth and has a landscape image printed on Yupo synthetic material and waxed. It has a window on top which allows one to look in at the book. This singular, stunning book object perfectly reflects Ms. Torgerson&#39;s creativity and artistry. In fine condition. ARTISTSBOOKS/011411.

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        Le Major - Limited Edition Print (Signed)

      2009. Print. New. Giclée print by Moebius (Jean Giraud) on Acid-free Paper. SIGNED NUMBERED PRINT. Size: 26" x 20" (650mm x 500mm). Signed and numbered edition of only 150. Printed to exacting standards, this stunning digiprint reflects every single detail of the original. Printed on Arches 240gsm paper stock.

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        Under The Dome signed limited edition (in custom case + reader&#39;s copy)

      New York: Simon & Schuster. F/F. 2009. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 9781439173879 . 1st edition/1st printing, Signed Limited Edition. New book, Fine and unread. True 1st edition, released 11-10-09 by the publisher before the British signed limited, or the trade edition. SIGNED by Stephen King, this book is one of two copies we have that are unnumbered but limited to 1500 signed limited edition copies sold out by the publisher by invitation prior to public release date. This signed limited edition includes a set of 27 cards in their own box designed and drawn by Matthew Diffee, 4-color endpapers depicting the area in which the novel takes place drawn in map format by Paul J. Pugliese, wrap-around dustjacket art which is based on a photo by Ray Brown, an orange with gold flecks paper belly band which is affixed to the dustjacket (the whole dustjacket is in an archival, clear, removable protector), the book with black cloth binding with white spine printing and an embossed dog on the lower front panel, and a sewn-in silk ribbon bookmark. The book&#39;s shrinkwrap (removed from the book to preserve condition and to be sure the book was signed by the author) with its publisher label stating what the book is and its price, and the original publisher&#39;s box the book was shipped in, are included. Since the U.S. signed limited edition did not come from the publisher with a case, a custom slipcase addressing the problems inherent in such a thick book was built and now houses the book safely. This slipcase contains an ivory satin-covered lower page edges support block and full satin interior with a thumb-hole in the enclosed back end to prevent vacuum lock. The original book shrinkwrap with its publisher&#39;s label has been folded into an archival glassine envelope and it and the still shrinkwrapped box of cards are now housed in a separate small compartment of their own at the top of the slipcase. The slipcase is decorated on one side with the front panel of a hardcover trade edition dustjacket - same illustration as the signed limited edition dustjacket except no belly band. The unread trade edition hardcover book without dustjacket is included for your reading pleasure. The signed limited edition book, its dustjacket, the slipcase, the cards in their box, and the reading copy of the book are all new in Fine condition. The publisher&#39;s original shipping carton with slight surface scuffing from original publisher shipment is in Near Fine+ condition with the shipping label intact. Made into a TV series. ; 9-1/2" x 6-1/2"; 1074 pages .

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        The City & The City

      Burton, Michigan,USA: Subterranean Press , 2009. Book. New. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. One of 26 deluxe lettered edition copies signed by China Mieville, this being [W]. Winner of the 2010 Hugo Award. Bound in full blue leather, jacket illustration by Vincent Chong, and housed in a matching traycase. Signed by China Mieville to the limitation page. .

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        Grizzly Bear [Original Hand Coloured Etching]

      Vancouver: Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts 2009. () Fine. Painting 9" X 6" in 20" X 16" frame. Original hand coloured etching artists proof. Brightly coloured with green matting, in decorative wooden frame. Charles Van Sandwyk is a Vancouver artist and author who has attained renowned status and won numerous awards as a fantasy artist. His paintings can be found in the National Gallery of Canada and his illustrations are featured in such books as the Folio Society&#39;s "The Wind in the Willows" , & the Blue Fairy Book, as well as his own self published books such as: "Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds". Etching signed by the artist. Original artists proof for &#39;Canadian Content&#39;. Canadian Artist . .

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        A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Epidemics I" in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 115, 1927); "Contributions to the Mathematical Theory of Epidemics. II. The Problem of Endemicity" in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 138, 1932; "Contributions to the Mathematical Theory of Epidemics. III. Further Studies of the Problem of Endemicity" in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 141, 1933

      Three volume landmark series of papers providing the first mathematical analysis of epidemics as well as &#147;the first mathematical model that could be used to describe an influenza epidemic&#148; (Coburn, &#147;Modeling influenza,&#148; BMC Medicine, 7, 2009, 1741). &#147;Mathematical modeling of epidemics goes back to 1927 with the formulation of [these] classical equations&#148; Lewis, Network Science, 8.1.1). The Kermack-McKendrick model is known as the Susceptible-Infections-Recovered (SIR) model and is used to depict the number of people infected with a contagious illness in a closed population over time. To simulate an influenza epidemic the model, Kermack and McKendrick developed the pioneering threshold theorem that enables the interval between epidemics and their size to be studied. &#147;According to this, the introduction of infectious cases into a community of susceptibles would not give rise to an epidemic if the density of susceptibles was below a certain critical value. Once the critical value was exceeded, then there would be an epidemic of magnitude sufficient to reduce the density of susceptibles as far below the threshold as it originally was above&#148; (Cliff, Deciphering Global Epidemics, 26). [Kermack and McKendrick&#146;s] SIR model has been used as a basis for all subsequent influenza models&#148; (Lewis). Furthermore, beyond influenza models, &#147;most modern mathematical epidemiology&#148; is based on these classic papers (Watts, Six Degrees, 332). CONDITION & DETAILS: Three volume 4to. 10 x 7 inches (250 x 175mm). Ex-libris: Small library stamps on front and rear end papers (IBM Research Laboratories); no other library markings whatsoever. "A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Epidemics Part I,&#148; 700-721, 1927. "A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Epidemics Part II,&#148; 55-83, 1932. "A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Epidemics Part III,&#148; 94-122, 1933. EXTERIOR: Bound in identical brown cloth with slight sunning and scuffing. Tightly and solidly bound. Very clean. INTERIOR: Complete. Bright and very clean throughout. Overall very good condition by any measure.

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      New York: Bellevue Literary Press, 2009. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 191pp. 5.25 x 7.25 inches, green mottled cloth boards with silver gilt lettering on spine. Book is tight and unread with the tiniest of tiny bumps to spine heel. The original price of $25.00 remains and there are no marks in or on the book except for the author&#39;s signature to the full title page. There is a Powell&#39;s Indiespensable limited edition page following the front free endpaper with this book #558 of 750 copies. First Edition is stated and the number line runs 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2. There are four blurbs on the jacket back: Marilynne Robinson, Barry Unsworth, Elizabeth McCracken, and Publishers Weekly (starred review). This was number VIII in the Indiespensable series, and it won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010. Needless to say the book jacket is Brodart protected. Definitely gift quality.

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        An Outrance

      London, UK: Oak Tree Fine Press, 2009. Book. Illus. by Brockway, Harry. New. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First Edition, The Ruscombe edition one of only 15 letterpress copies. Signed, dated with excerpt of text by the author. Full Leather exquisite edition. Plus a full portfolio of 6 Woodcuts. Wood-engravings by Harry Brockway, Chris Daunt and Andy English.The book has been meticulously printed letterpress by hand on traditional cast iron Heidelberg Press one sheet and one colour at a time on paper handmade at the famous Ruscombe Mill in France. Philip Pullman has inscribed in longhand a paragraph of text taken from the original novel. This edition is accompanied by a separate set of the six powerful woodcut images used within the book, printed on the same Ruscombe paper and separately encased. Each print has been signed by the author and artist, to create a set suitable for framing..

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        Ray Charles, Yes Indeed!

      Guildford, Genesis Publications Limited,, 2009. Quarto. Original full blue and brown leather, titles to spine in blue and silver, all edges silver, CD and Ray Charles Foundation booklet laid into pocket on front pastedown. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase, titles to front in blue, die-cut circles to back. All housed in a printed cloth draw-string bag. With the original packing box. Photographs by Joe Adams. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. Limited to 2500 copies. This is no. 144 of 500 deluxe copies signed by Joe Adams. With an original Ray Charles business card, three photographic prints of Charles with Adams embossed stamp, housed in a printed envelope. All in a separate drawer in the slipcase. Together with the original prospectus.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. 1st American ed w/Appendix 5 Vols

      2009. Blackstone, Sir William. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books. Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1771. 5 Vols. viii, 485; x, 520, xix; ix, 456, xxviii; xxx, 436, [xlvii]; [120], xii, 155 pp. Reprinted 2009 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779063; ISBN-10: 1584779063. 5 Volumes and appendix volume, 2,348 pp. Hardcover. New. * Reprint of first American edition. This is both a highly significant edition for American lawyers and a landmark in the history of American publishing. Volume I contains advertisements and a prospectus for this edition (addressed "To the American World"); Volume IV has a twenty-two-page subscriber list that includes John Adams, John Jay and many other leaders of colonial America (including Caribbean colonies). Volume V is unique to the Bell edition. Entitled An Interesting Appendix to Sir William Blackstone&#39;s Commentaries, it is adapted from two volumes of Blackstone criticism published in London in 1770 and 1771.

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        The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, Signed Limited Numbered Super Deluxe Edition

      London: Harper Collins, 2009. De Luxe Edition. Full-Leather. Bill Sanderson. Signed by Editor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, The number 88 of 500 of the UK Signed Limited Numbered Super Deluxe Edition, published by Harper Collins in 2009, the first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien. Copy number 88, edited and signed by his son, Christopher Tolkien, to the Limitation Notice. The story tells the epic story of the Norse hero Sigurd the dragon slayer, the revenge of his wife, Gudrun, and the Fall of the Niflungs. From the publisher&#39;s release statement, "Many years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien composed his own version, now published for the first time, of the great legend of Northern antiquity, in two closely related poems to which he gave the titles The New Lay of the Volsungs and The New Lay of Gudrun. In the Lay of the Volsungs is told the ancestry of the great hero Sigurd, the slayer of Fafnir most celebrated of dragons, whose treasure he took for his own; of his awakening of the Valkyrie Brynhild who slept surrounded by a wall of fire, and of their betrothal; and of his coming to the court of the great princes who were named the Niflungs (or Nibelungs), with whom he entered into blood-brotherhood. In that court there sprang great love but also great hate, brought about by the power of the enchantress, mother of the Niflungs, skilled in the arts of magic, of shape-changing and potions of forgetfulness. In scenes of dramatic intensity, of confusion of identity, thwarted passion, jealousy and bitter strife, the tragedy of Sigurd and Brynhild, of Gunnar the Niflung and Gudrun his sister, mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd at the hands of his blood-brothers, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrun. In the Lay of Gudrun her fate after the death of Sigurd is told, her marriage against her will to the mighty Atli, ruler of the Huns (the Attila of history), his murder of her brothers the Niflung lords, and her hideous revenge. Deriving his version primarily from his close study of the ancient poetry of Norway and Iceland known as the Poetic Edda (and where no old poetry exists, from the later prose work the Volsunga Saga), J.R.R. Tolkien employed a verse-form of short stanzas whose lines embody in English the exacting alliterative rhythms and the concentrated energy of the poems of the Edda." -- Christopher Tolkien. Features a color frontispiece of a facsimile page from J.R.R. Tolkien&#39;s original manuscript. Fully bound in Brown Leather with matching full leather clamshell case, stamped in gold foil with a unique motif of Sigurd&#39;s horse, Grani. Printed on superior quality paper and including a silk ribbon marker sewn into the textblock. Matches the recently released UK Signed Limited Numbered Super Deluxe Edition of The Children of Hurin. Digital photo&#39;s available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. As New / No Jacket, as Issued.

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      (Boston: Laura Davidson, 2009). 24mo. (10)ff. One of ten copies, signed by the artist. Illustrated with eleven drypoint etchings, colored with ink washes, depicting kitchen utensils ranging from spatulas to salt shakers. Each is labeled with the name of the item. Checkered pink and peach endpapers bear illustrations of measuring cups and cutlery. Bound in brushed metal covers with a removable brass-colored metal spatula, which is attached to the front with three small rare earth magnets. The spine is in a cheerful pink floral feedsack-print cloth. Extremely fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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