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        Keeping Time

      [New York. 2009]. Artist's book, one of 15 copies, all on Tosa Washi paper, each signed and numbered by the artist / author, Sarah Plimpton. Page size: 15-5/8 x 11- 7/8 inches; plus letterpress printed text of poem on small sheet 6-3/8 x 5- 3/8 inches. 10pp. Bound: loose in grey paper wrappers and housed in grey custom-made cloth over boards clamshell box by Claudia Cohen, label printed in gold gilt on paper on spine with title and author's name. The book was set in Filosophia type and printed letterpress by Brad Ewing at The Grenfell Press. There are 10 reduction woodcuts printed in several shades of grey, black, magenta, blue, brown and chartreuse. The text reads, "the sky is black on one side / keeping time / where the clouds disappear / crossing out the sun / one hand is up / to point / the horizon is too far / to see" and is beautifully enfolded and set in motion by the abstract yet tangible forms that sweep across the pages. By using reduction woodcuts, the artist has used the image medium, and images themselves, to restate her words. Reduction woodcuts involve working with a single block, printing a color, cutting more of the block and printing this new reduced image over the first print, and so on. Despite the technical challenges of reduction woodcuts, she has succeeded in creating motion from a static medium. Her images are "keeping time" on page after page as we feel the sweep of the moving sky. This is Ms. Plimpton's ability for bringing the natural world to human grasp again manifest. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        The Caucasian Albanian Palimpsests of Mount Sinai

      Turnhout, Brepols, 2009Hardback, 2 vol., XXIV+530 p., 144 b/w ill. + 37 colour ill., 30,5 x 44. ISBN 9782503531168. SIBE 2 comprises the editio princeps of the (so-called) Caucasian Albanian palimpsests found in St. Catherine?s Monastery on Mt. Sinai, which have been deciphered, translated and edited by Jost Gippert, Wolfgang Schulze, Zaza Aleksidze, and Jean-Pierre Mahé in an international project supported by the Volkswagen Foundation. The two volumes (in 4° format) include a historical introduction, a thorough description of the manuscript remains, a detailed account of the grammar of the (hitherto practically unknown) Caucasian ?Albanian? language and its script (including remarks on inscriptions, language history, etc.), an editio minor of the texts (Gospel of John and Lectionary passages from Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts of Apostles, Pauline Epistles, Catholic Letters, and Old Testament fragments) for quick reference, word indices and concordances (Caucasian Albanian ? Old Armenian/Old Georgian/Greek/ English/Udi), and, within the editio princeps, photographs of the individual parchment sheets, a diplomatic rendering of the text in the original script, a Romanized transliteration, and parallel texts in Armenian, Georgian, Greek, Russian, Syriac, English, and Udi. Languages : English.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Erik Tonen]
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        Il Virgilio Riccardiano ArtCodex

      ArtCodex, Monza - 2009"Esemplare come nuovo Fedele riproduzione del rarissimo codice miniato, conservato presso la Biblitoteca Riccardiana di Firenze Riproduzione curata nei minimi dettagli, vengono riportati addirittura i segni del tempo del volume originaleRicco di miniature a colori e oro, riproduzioni fedelissime all'originaleLegatura artigianale in pelle con titolo in nero e nervi al dorsoChiusure a cerniera in metalloSplendido cofanetto in legno rivestito di radica con chiusura a chiaveMunito di Certificazione dell'Editore: \"ArtCodex, l'Atelier del Codice Miniato, certifica che la riproduzione del codice miniato \"Il Virgilio Riccardiano\" (ms. Ricc.492), conservato presso la Biblitoteca Riccardiana di Firenze, realizzata e distribuita da ArtCodex in tiratura limitata di 999 copie numerate. La nostra è la copia n.445/999. Firmato Luciano Malagoli.Il cofanetto comprende anche il volume \"Il Virgilio Riccardiano - Commento al codice riccardiano 492\".Esemplare come nuovoVedere i dettagli in foto" Ricco di miniature a colori e oro, riproduzioni fedelissime all'originale libro: cm 32x20x8cofanetto: cm 43x33x14 pag. 255 NULL Legatura artigianale in pelle con titolo in nero e nervi al dorso

      [Bookseller: Libreria Prampolini]
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        A Gazetteer of Cyrene Necropolis. From the Original Notebooks of John Cassels, Richard Tomlinson and James and Dorothy Thorn.,Roma,L'Erma di Bretschneider,2009

      L'Erma di Bretschneider 2009 English text. Roma, 2009; clothbound, pp. 362, 774 b/w ill., cm 17x24. (Studia Archaeologica. 161). english italiano 88-8265-49 Studia Archaeologica. 0161.

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        Imago Christi

      FMR Art'è 2009 cm 38,5 x 55 x 6 - pp.33 fogli in carta puro chiffon da 250g delle cartiere Magnani formato 73 x 60 per i testi le tav. e i disegni , 108 x60 x le opere a 3 ante e 142x60 x le opere a 4 ante - Pelle - 66 tavole e disegni stampati a quattro colori + cinque tavole a tre ante stampate in litoserigrafia presso la Stamperia d?Arte Luigi Berardinelli + una litografia su pietra - Allo stato di nuovo - Esemplare 298 di 750 - bassorilievo in bronzo patinato a mano in argento realizzato presso la fonderia d?arte Farbel di Giuseppe Belotti. Supporto girevole - Contiene certificati originali Art'è - Per maggiori info vedi pagina ufficiale FMR -->

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      Pasadena, MD. [ND but 2009]. Unique artist'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's reaction to her mother'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'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'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. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
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        Notebook for a Transformation

      [New York. 2009]. Unique artist's book / wall hanging with bas-relief sculpture and manuscript notebook, collaged with images and text on each page, signed, with the title and date, by the artist / author on the back of bar from which the notebook hangs, "Sandra Jackman." Size: total dimensions of piece are 11 x 11.25 inches, about 2.5 inches deep; the notebook itself is 4 x 6 inches and including covers has 22pp. all of which have been painted and / or collaged. Bound: purchased spiral-bound notebook covered with hand-made paper and collaged with found materials on the front and painted gold with green and yellow on the back, suspended from a wood bar which had been painted and collaged and serves as base for white paper collage of head of angel / demon, with dried pieces suspended from other side of bar in beaded netting. While the bar has mounts on the reverse to facilitate hanging, it is also housed in a black cloth over boards fold- open box measuring 13 x 12 x 3 inches. The text is troubling. A fragment reads, "None the wiser each side dies believing in the sign..." and we understand that religious fanaticism has caused endless pain and destruction throughout human history. Images are not overt. Well-known religious paintings are covered, mutated, transformed, as is the message of goodness and love that marks most of the world's religions when fanaticism takes over. Disturbingly compelling, this angel and it's book are spectacular. See an Image.

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        The forbes simulachres. Totentanz mit 36 Motiven.

      65 x 42 cm, 72 Blätter, Holzkassette mit losen Bögen, Tadell. Eins von 42 Exemplaren. Totentanz mit 36 Motiven, gedruckt im Holzschnitt, in Holzkassette deren Deckel einer der Druckstöcke ist. Alle Blätter signiert und num. Der Totentanz listet Personen auf die auf, die auf der Forbes-Liste der Weltreichsten auftauchen. Die Textelemente stammen aus "Les simulachres de la mort",1538 in Lyon erschienen. Die Holzschnitte beziehen sich auf die Totentanzfiguren in "La grande danse macabre des hommes et des femmes".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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      Nedim Sonmez Izmir: Nedim Sönmez. 2009. oblong folio, leather, gilt lettering on cover & spine. 15 pages, 10 marbled paper samplings.. This book has been produced in a limited edition of 19 copies, containing 10 original tipped-in samples of marbled pictures of the underwater world's nature, marbled on "de geerts" paper: made in old paper tradition of holland, mouldmade, four deckle-edges, watermarked with crown and "1625." Octopus - Dolphin - Whale - Seahorse - Tropical fish - Shark - Moray eel - Swordfish - Squid & Jellyfish - Sea turtle Text by Nedim Sönmez in English. Format 27 x 42 cm. 15 sheets with 10 original samples of marbled pictures 23 x 35 cm. All pictures signed by hand. Five photographs from this book are attached to this mail. .

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press ]
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        Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici. 6 Vols

      2009. Kemble, John Mitchell (1807-1857) editor. Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici. London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1839-1848. 6 vols. [12], cxxix, 321; xxiv, 436; lii, 468; xx, 317; xv, 403; xvi, 359 pp. Reprinted 2009 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779384; ISBN-10: 1584779381. Hardcover. New. * Reprint of the sole edition. An extensive study of Anglo-Saxon and Norman legal and administrative documents, gleaned from Kemble's own collection and that of the British Museum and various college and cathedral libraries. " his major work, the Codex diplomaticus (6 vols., 1839-48), containing over 1400 documents. This was a foundational work, which well displays Kemble's mastery of Anglo-Saxon and his skill in deciphering documents."-(Oxford DNB). Includes introductory material and index in English. Text in Latin.

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        American Law Reports Federal 2d. Vol. 1-38 (2005-2009) w/2009 supps

      2009. American Law Reports Federal 2d Series. [ALR Federal 2d]. [St. Paul, Minn.]: Thomson West, 2005-2009. Volumes 1-38 with March 2009 pocket part supplements. Ex-library with stamps on top edge, else excellent condition. Publisher's Price USD 4,126.* This title organizes, summarizes and analyzes all pertinent federal case law on a particular federal issue. It includes full reports of leading federal court cases. Articles discuss cases and administrative decisions that interpret federal statutes, legislation, procedures, and rules and regulations. These annotations are an exhaustive review of all cases reported from federal jurisdictions on a particular point of federal law. Valuable practice pointers relating to pleadings, proofs, evidence and trial tactics are also included.

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        Moby-Dick or The Whale. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Introduction by Harold Beaver. [With separate Commentary Volume]. 1750 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Folio Society, 2009. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with very numerous illustrations throughout; black full morocco, sides elaborately blocked in silver and white, backstrip blocked and lettered in silver, silver top, silk marker, Commentary Volume bound in black full buckram, a fine copy in publisher's buckram solander case.EDITION LIMITED TO 1750 COPIES. Beaver contributes an extended commentary including a full biographical account of Melville and guide to the novel's literary and biblical references.

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        The Collection of the King of Pop Michael Jackson. Memorabilia from the Life & Career of Michael Jackson. April 25, 2009 (Julien's Auctions)

      West Hollywood: Julien's Auctions, 2009.. Soft cover. Good. 255pp. Pages good. Slight scuffing title page. Cover a bit battered. 28x21.5cm approx.

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        A Treatise on the Law of Irrigation and Water Rights and the Arid

      2009. Kinney, Clesson S. A Treatise on the Law of Irrigation and Water Rights and the Arid Region Doctrine of Appropriation of Waters, As the Same is in Force in the States of the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of the United States; And also Including an Abstract of the Statutes of the Respective States, and the Decisions of the Courts Relating to Those Subjects. San Francisco: Bender-Moss Company, 1912. 4 Vols. in 5 books. xxxii, 1098; xxx, 1099-2194; xxviii, 2195-3146; xxiv, 3147-3674; ii, 3675-4558 pp. Reprinted 2009 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779568. ISBN-10: 158477956X. Cloth. New. * Reprint of the second and final edition. First published in Washington, D.C. by W.H. Lowdermilk, in 1894, it soon became a standard text. "The author of this work has made this branch of the law his specialty for the past twenty-five years. Owing to his marked success as counselor in many of the largest cases involving this complicated and intricate subject, he is now recognized as one of the leading authorities. The new second edition gives the history and development of the law of Irrigation and Water Rights down to October 1st, 1912. (...) All matters, old and new, relating to irrigation and water rights, have been given that technical, learned and comprehensive discussion which their importance demands. More than 4500 decisions are cited and used in this work.": Law & Banker & Bench & Bar Review 345 (1912) 346.

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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's Commentaries, it is adapted from two volumes of Blackstone criticism published in London in 1770 and 1771.

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        In The Distance

      Eugenie Torgerson Niles, MI: Eugenie Torgerson, 2009. UNIQUE ARTISTS' 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'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'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's creativity and artistry. In fine condition. ARTISTSBOOKS/011411.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop ]
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        "Still Life" original signed print

      Cambridgeshire, Curwen 2009. An original lithograph "Still Life". limited edition lithograph of a delightful little gouache painting on hand made Indian paper in 2009. Image 11.45 x 14cm, sheet size 22.5 x 25cm. Signed and numbered by the artist, this is number 105/125.Mary Fedden was renowned for her modest-sized still life paintings and prints that combined a richness of colour and texture with perfect balance. Matisse and Braque were often cited as influences on the artist, whose mature style was rooted in the European tradition of belle peinture, or beautiful painting.More immediately, she drew on the aesthetic of Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood.

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        L'ARTE A CITTA' DI CASTELLO. Ristampa anastatica della prima ed unica edizione del 1897.

      Cm 32x24, pp 400, 89 tavv. b/n e a colori f.t. + Atlante, cm 64x48, con 64 tavv. La prestigiosa opera di Giovanni Magherini Graziani, cultore di storia dell'arte ed attento ricercatore, è stata riprodotta in copia anastatica nel numero di 100 esemplari. La rilegatura è stata realizzata interamente a mano con uso di tecniche antiche e materiali pregiati, nel pieno rispetto dei procedimenti dell'epoca.

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        Transitions. Chromogenic Prints by Judith Turner

      Vincent FitzGerald & Co. [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'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's natural habitat. Ms. Turner'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.

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        Strids printer-traktor på farten - og væltet ('Master of Disaster').

      Orig. tuschtegning med enkelte blyantsskitser og justeringer med retteblæk. Signeret af Jakob Martin Strid (J.M. Strid - 09). Motivmål: 41 x c. 56 cm. Monteret i en sort træramme.. Stor original tegning af den lille Strid, der kører på sin printer-traktor, som også vælter - til stor ærgelse for Strid. Tegningen findes i bogen 'Strid', der udkom på Gyldendal 2009. Den optræder på side 124-127, computerfarvelagt

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        Of light and shade from the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Chapters 118 to compiled, translated and edited by Jean Paul Richter in 1883. Intaglio prints by Judith Rothchild

      [Octon, France]: Verdigris Press. 2009. One of 9 copies, from a total issue of 15 (6 with original copper plate), each copy numbered and signed in pencil by the artist on the colophon as well as initialing each plate. Page size: 9 x 11-3/4 inches; 20pp. Bound by Mark Lintott: loose in wrappers housed in slipcase covered with handmade papers screenprinted by Judith Rothchild in pink, blue and green showing Leonardo&#39;s larger sphere on the front cover and smaller sphere on the rear cover, black front wrapper embossed with circles, squares, and triangle, with white label printed in black with title and author, translator, and artist on front panel. Illustrated with six original full- page intaglio prints, endsheets with embosed spheres along bottom edge by Judith Rothchild. Ms. Rothchild has varied her print-making methods from her usual mezzotint to mezzotint with rocker, roulette and dry point all pulled by her from her original worked copper plates. The text has been set by Mark Lintott in Vendome Romain and printed by him on an Albion press and is taken from the 1883 Jean Paul Richter translation and edition of Leonardo&#39;s Notebooks, Capters 118-127. . Ms. Rothchild&#39;s intaglio prints are perfectly suited to Leonardo&#39;s text on light and shade. Her solid forms - whether a peach or skein of twine or wood cylinder - absorb light, reflect light, cast shadows, block light, in short, do all that they should to exemplify the text. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Doors to the Saints: the edition

      Boston, MA. 2010. Artist&#39;s book, one of 20 editioned copies, 12 in each set, each saint behind a "door" or cover which opens to reveal an image of the woman, with the biography on the back of the image, printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 3800 printer in Lucida calligraphy 12 and 14point, on Rising Stonehenge white paper, 245gsm, signed by both artists, Mary McCarthy and Shirley Veenema, on the printed colophon page laid in at the back. Page size: 8.5 x 6 inches; each woman saint with the month of her martyrdom on black label collaged to front of folio booklet, the first page a "door" to open to the image of the saint, with her name and of whom she is patron saint, for example, January is Elizabeth Seton / Patron to the Loss of Parents or Children. Bound: each fascicle is hand-sewn and is composed of collaged images. The set of 12 women saints are housed in a tan cloth over boards box of tan Commodore KCT cloth over binders board, lined with Ingres paper that has collaged paper and acrylic paint bas relief of resembling heavy medieval door, fastened with matching tie closure and toggle on side of box. & Ms. McCarthy and Ms. Veenema created two unique three-dimensional books exploring the lives of women saints while visiting New Mexico in 2009 - with Ms. Veenema photographing doors and Ms. McCarthy exploring stories of the saints. They started working together to create the calendar / story of women&#39;s lives from the first to the twentieth century. For this edition, they photographed the two unique sets of three- dimensional books and collaged the printed images adding printed text where the hand-written text appeared to make this printed edition of 20. Each saint&#39;s image has additional handwork; each door is cut to reveal the underlying image of the saint. Art and dress of the time of each saint was used as reference for design images. Their stories vary. Some were treated badly because of their faith. Others were treated badly because they were women. Some were beautiful and wealthy and unwilling to succumb to the wishes of men. All were willing to sacrifice their life for their faith. Their stories are the stories of women&#39;s lives over the past two millenium. Among those included are Mother Seton, Brigid of Kildare, Joan of Arc, Mary Magdalene, Hildegarde of Bingen, Winefride, and Catherine of Siena. A fascinating and beautiful story of women&#39;s lives of the past two thousand years.

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      London, England: Nobody Books, 2009. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. London, England: Nobody Books, 2009. Hardcover. As New/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 45 pages. Artist Book. One of Stephen Gill&#39;s finest achievements. Limited Edition of 115 numbered and signed copies. The first and only edition. There is no ISBN. A stunningly beautiful production by Stephen Gill: Regular-sized volume format. Gill "scooped out" copies of Dr. Eric Williams&#39; "British Historians And The West Indies" (published in 1964 in Port-au-Prince, Trinidad), turning it into an integral element of his Artist Book. Photographs by Stephen Gill. They are 4 X 6 inch photographic color prints encased in three envelopes that are encased within the book. Original 4.5 X 6.5 inch etching mounted on the back. In publisher&#39;s original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Stephen Gill&#39;s memento-photographs of Trinidad, the former British colony in the West Indies. Readers of the imperious (but truly great) V. S. Naipaul will have a pretty good, if colored, idea of the island. Sir Vidia&#39;s "The Killings In Trinidad" is a high spot of modern literature, one of the greatest narrative essays of our time. If Naipaul&#39;s view of Trinidad is tragic, Stephen Gill&#39;s is ambiguous (starting with his blurred photographs&#39; muted and understated palette). The Artist Book shows the astonishing range of Gill&#39;s singular artistic project: Establishing a tangible relation between an object (the photograph) and its source/place (by merging it with a book about Trinidad that he found in Trinidad). Just as important, Gill&#39;s unpretentious and elegant gesture of complementing his photographs with an original work of art somehow honors a place that he knows will rightly never be "owned" by him (in the way that it once was by the British and in the way that photographs make us feel we "own" something, including a place). The book that Gill found is not just any book but a real scoop: Dr. Eric Williams just happens to be "the first Prime Minister of the country he has led successfully from colonialism to Independence" (Publisher&#39;s blurb on the Back Cover). A "must-have" title for Stephen Gill collectors. <b><i>This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated as such on the Back Limitation Page, and is very prominently and beautifully signed in pencil by Stephen Gill. It comes with an original 4.5 X 6.5 inch etching that is also very prominently and beautifully numbered, titled, and signed in pencil on recto by the photographer: "_ /115. Port of Prince. S. Gill". This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies still available online, is still in the publisher&#39;s original shrinkwrap, and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. </b></i> 44 original color prints, 1 original etching. Stephen Gill&#39;s "Hackney Wick" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant living photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEPHEN GILL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG).

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        TENNESSEE - Three Plays by Tennessee Williams

      Washington, D. C.: David Bruce Smith. As New; Signed by Illustrator. 2009. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Elephant-sized folio, printed on Fabriano Rusticus paper. Book Design and Art Binding by John Paul Greenwalt. Printed by Paoli Barbieri on a letterpress and hand set in Baskerville type in four colors. End papers in cream colored translucent paper. An unnumbered copy of a limitation of 1,500 printings. Printing/color separations performed individually on a World War ll-type roller press in Florence, Italy. 3 subjects, Maggie, Laura and Girl, full page illustrations bound within the book. Blanche, Maxine and Alma prints, unbound and signed by the artist, Clarice Smith. Nestled in the box interior in special slip pocket with a snap. Three volumes in a soft black matte finish clamshell box lined with charbon-colored suede; A limited edition, four-color letterpress three-volume collection that contains the first publication, and printing, of Tennessee Williams&#39;s recently discovered play, "These Are the Stairs You Got to Watch." It is accompanied by "The Glass Menagerie" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Also included within is original artwork by the world renowned artist, Clarice Smith, who was commissioned to create six, full page works of "Tennessee&#39;s Women." David Bruce Smith, publisher of the collection, has provided the commentary. Michael Kahn, Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre and friend to Williams, authored the preface. "This book is a wonderful way of keeping alive the craft of composing a book as a piece of art," said James H. Billington, Librarian of Library of Congress .

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        The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet&#39;s Nest, and The Girl Who Played with Fire (First UK Editions)

      London: MacLehose / Quercus, 2009. First UK Editions of the three books in Stieg Larsson&#39;s trilogy, each volume Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket, without a trace of wear or the spine bumping endemic to these titles. The second volume is SIGNED by translator Reg Keeland on the title page. & & Basis for the Swedish television series and resulting film trilogy made in 2009, and for the upcoming American version by director David Fincher. An impeccable set.

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      Scranton, PA: W W Norton & Co. 2009. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in original red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in a fine pictorial dust jacket as new. This original printing consisted of 5000 copies. Edited by Sonu Shamdasani. Preface by Ulrich Hoerni. Translated by Mark Kyburz, John Peck, and Sonu Shamdasani. .

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      Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishers, 2009. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishers, 2009. Hardcover. As New/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 48 pages. The photographer&#39;s third and posthumous collection. One of the most beautiful art photography books of the year 2009. Deluxe Clamshell-Box Edition of 25 numbered copies that are stamped by his estate with the photographer&#39;s facsimile signature. The edition is the smallest Twin Palms has ever produced and will not be reissued. An elegant production by Jack Woody: Oversize-volume format in oblong shape. Photographs by Luke Smalley. The way the photographs are sequenced tells the story entirely in pictures. There is no text. 10 X 8 inch original color print mounted on thick black boards and encased within the box. Black cloth clamshell box with titles embossed in front and on the spine. Stunningly beautiful endpapers. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Korea to the highest standards. In publisher&#39;s original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Luke Smalley&#39;s final collection, a touching "small-town America" photographic narrative, in its most collectible edition format. The publisher/designer, Jack Woody, has produced one of his most austerely beautiful Deluxe Editions ever using a predominantly black color scheme, an act of homage and mourning for the late photographer. Luke Smalley&#39;s facsimile signature, the estate, the clamshell box, and the mounting of the print are all rendered in black. "This poignant photo-novella tells the story of consequence when innocence takes a wrong turn" (Publisher&#39;s blurb). In a contemporary photographic world replete with "in-your-face", massive physiques, the photographer has produced a handsome body of work that holds back and hints at rather than shows off. The result is more appealing and more rewarding. Luke Smalley died under mysterious circumstances on May 17, 2009, prematurely ending a career that was on the verge of mainstream recognition. A "must-have" edition for Luke Smalley collectors. <b><i> This copy is Number 2, indicated as such on the Back Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully numbered and stamped with the photographer&#39;s facsimile signature: "Luke Smalley 2/25". We were able to obtain the lowest (and therefore most collectible) Numbers in the Series. Laid-in is a 10 X 8 inch original color print, "Cake", which shows a bare-chested man holding a dark chocolate cake, also numbered and stamped on verso: "2/25 Smalley Partnership Photograph by Luke Smalley". Smalley&#39;s facsimile signature is also stamped at the bottom. This edition is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies of the Deluxe Edition still available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare estate-stamped copy thus. </b></i> 22 color plates, 2 endpaper doublespreads, 1 original color print. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LUKE SMALLEY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1931885834.

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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'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's eye cannot help but follow. A most whimsical and enchanting book - guaranteed to set your feet dancing and your heart flying. Ms. Leavitt'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'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: 'Hooray! Hooray!' / 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. See an Image.

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        Artists' Portraits. Series One.

      Vancouver, British Columbia Cotton Socks Press 2009 Limited Edition. Folio. The portfolio consists of thirteen sheets, 15 x 11", the of which are the series of intaglio prints pulled by the artist directly from the etched copper plates onto Somerset Textured paper; the three other sheets are made up of the title-page, colophon and a sheet of text describing the portfolio, with brief notes on each of the subjects depicted. These three text sheets were printed letterpress using Dante types by Rollin Milroy at Heavenly Monkey. The loose sheets are housed in a chemise made from an original monotype by the artist, the whole then in a slipcase of red cloth with a printed spine label. Issued in an edition of only fifteen portfolios, this is one of ten which are for sale (the other five being reserved from which to sell the prints individually). In Fine condition. // Artists who are represented in this first series include August Rodin (etching), Camille Claudel (etching), Oskar Kokoschka (etching with aquatint), Lucien Freud (etching with drypoint), Henri Matisse (etching), Claude Monet (etching), Alberto Giacometti (etching), Odd Nerdrum (etching) Vincent Van Gogh (etching) and Pablo Picasso (etching)

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        Rebirth of Wonder. Something by Mary Oliver and A Circle of Love by Joan Finnigan

      Pasadena, Maryland. 2009. Unique Artist'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'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'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'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'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. See an Image.

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

      Vincent FitzGerald & Company New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company. 2009. Artist'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's own calligraphy. Ms. Siegal'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'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'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'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's work. Her own words on the significance of Rumi's poetry explain her work. "...the most remarkable biographical information about Jalaluddin Rumi's life is not the appearance and disappearance of the mystic Shams, but Rumi'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'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'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. See an Image.

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        L'arte nell'umbria e nella sabina. ristampa anastatica dell'edizione del 1936. 2009 editore: edizioni nuova prhomos

      Cof. di 6 voll. ril. in pelle con caratteri in oro, cm 35x25. 1735 tavv. b/n. I. Periodo Etrsco-Romano - II. Periodo Cristiano-Romanico - III. Perdiodo Medioevale - Architettura Civile - IV. Periodo Medievale - Architettura Religiosa - V. Periodo del Rinascimento (e secoli posteriori) - Architettura Civile - VI. Periodo del Rinascimento (e secoli posteriori) - Architettura Religiosa. Nell'opera viene riproposto il patrimonio storico-artistico umbro, illustrato con foto, disegnie ricostruzioni minuziose. Per ogni epoca e per ogni genere artistico minore (vetrate, tessuti, arte del legno, ecc.) un breve saggio introduttivo ne tratteggia possibili linee interpretative. Il maggior contributo offerto è costituito dai rilievi e dai disegni ricostruttivi: un vastissimo repertorio di oggetti, di sculture ed edifici osservati e accostati l'uno all'altro in un'inesauribile attenzione ai dettagli, al contesto, alle misure. Nella ricchezza dei materiali riprodotti è un'opera imprescindibile per la conoscenza del patrimonio umbro e sempre attuale per la sua valorizzazione.

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        MATRIX 28

      Whittington Press (Lower Marston Farm, Risbury: Whittington Press. 2009). 4to., half leather, slipcase. (vi), 180, (2) pages plus portfolio of photographs.. One of 70 copies of the deluxe version bound thus. The separately issued portfolio contains a suite of photographs by Janet Stone of Myfanwy Piper, Lord David Cecil, Geoffrey Keynes, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Julian Huxley, Doublas Cleverdon, L.P. Hartley & Laurence Whistler. Matrix is the longest surviving and probably the last typographical journal to be printed by letterpress. It is an eclectic mix of fine printing, type design, and small press lore, forming a record of events and personalities whose memory would otherwise have died with their recorders. It is no exaggeration to say that in the future it will be impossible to research fine printing without reference to Matrix. This issue contains essays by Alan Powers on The Curwen Story, Andrew Anderson on Eric Gill, Humphrey Stone on the photographers, Janet Stone, David Hughes on the Baynard Press, James Fergusson on The Amate Press, Michael Harvey on Janet the Typeface, Hal Bishop on Ronald Salmond, John Randle on The Offizin Haag-Drugulin, Jerry Cinamon on Leipzig rambling, Andrew Dolinski on Poltawski, Barbara Henry on producing the Vandercook Book, Katherine McCanless-Ruffin on The Shinola Vandercook, and many more. Illustrated throughout with many tipped-in specimens on special paper, engravings, photographs. color plates, etc. Card regarding Matrix 29 loosely laid-in. .

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        The Gardens of Delight. Bouquets of Flora and Botanical Poetry

      Bay Park Press / False Bay Editions San Diego: Bay Park Press / False Bay Editions, 2009. Number 12 of 20 copies. An exquisite production from Sibyl Rubottom and Jim Machacek.It was inspired Sibyl Rubottom's interest in all things botanical and Jim Machacek'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. Fine.

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        Of light and shade from the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Chapters 118 to compiled, translated and edited by Jean Paul Richter in 1883. Intaglio prints by Judith Rothchild

      Verdigris Press [Octon, France]: Verdigris Press. 2009. One of 9 copies, from a total issue of 15 (6 with original copper plate), each copy numbered and signed in pencil by the artist on the colophon as well as initialing each plate. Page size: 9 x 11-3/4 inches; 20pp. Bound by Mark Lintott: loose in wrappers housed in slipcase covered with handmade papers screenprinted by Judith Rothchild in pink, blue and green showing Leonardo's larger sphere on the front cover and smaller sphere on the rear cover, black front wrapper embossed with circles, squares, and triangle, with white label printed in black with title and author, translator, and artist on front panel. Illustrated with six original full- page intaglio prints, endsheets with embosed spheres along bottom edge by Judith Rothchild. Ms. Rothchild has varied her print-making methods from her usual mezzotint to mezzotint with rocker, roulette and dry point all pulled by her from her original worked copper plates. The text has been set by Mark Lintott in Vendome Romain and printed by him on an Albion press and is taken from the 1883 Jean Paul Richter translation and edition of Leonardo's Notebooks, Capters 118-127. . Ms. Rothchild's intaglio prints are perfectly suited to Leonardo's text on light and shade. Her solid forms - whether a peach or skein of twine or wood cylinder - absorb light, reflect light, cast shadows, block light, in short, do all that they should to exemplify the text. See an Image.

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        The Erwin Tomash library on the history of computing. 3 vols. in slipcase. ISBN 978-1-4276-3739-0

      2009. New/No Dust Jacket. The Most Comprehensive Reference Work on the Historical Literature of Computing Tomash, Erwin & Michael R. Williams. The Erwin Tomash library on the history of computing. An annotated and illustrated catalog. 3 vols. 1572 pages, with approximately 4000 illustrations. Privately printed, 2009. 277 x 214 mm. Soft covers, in slipcase. This extensively annotated catalogue with approximately 4000 illustrations describes the library formed by computing pioneer Erwin Tomash of over 3000 books and manuscripts on the history of mathematics and computation issued between 1180 and 1955. It is the most comprehensive reference work ever published on the historical literature of computing from its beginnings to the early years of electronic computers. In his introduction, Tomash writes: "The collection as a whole documents the roots of the history of computing. Included in its scope are books on all forms of reckoning, including finger reckoning, and on other aids to calculation such as the slide rule and the abacus. . . . I included early aids to measurement (instruments), not to mention the very basis of calculation (arithmetic), planetary calculations (astronomy), volumetric computation (gauging), calendric calculation (computus), land measurement (surveying), position reckoning (navigation), calculations associated with erecting sundials (dialing), and, of course, the slide rule, the sector, and mathematical tables. In this admittedly broad view, the modern computer is the natural outgrowth of the continuing search for better, more accurate 'scientific instruments' and of an associated need for 'aids to calculation' to analyze the date arising from measurements made with these instruments." Erwin Tomash was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in that state. In 1943 he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in electrical engineering. He then went into the U.S. Army Signal Corps, where he worked with radar and was awarded the Bronze Star for his wartime activities. After being demobilized from the war, Tomash spent a brief time with the Naval Ordnance Laboratory and then joined Engineering Research Associates. There he worked on developing electronic computers, including the ERA 1103 or UNIVAC Scientific. In 1956 Tomash joined Telemeter Magnetics, a Los Angeles-based company. Soon he became the company's president, and oversaw Telemeter Magnetics' design of core memories for computers. In 1962 he left Telemeter Magnetic, which had been bought by Ampex, and co-founded a new company, Dataproducts Corporation. Dataproducts specialized in computer technology, especially printers, and by 1970 had become the world's leading independent printer manufacturer. With his wife, Adele, he founded the Charles Babbage Institute for the History of Information Technology at the University of Minnesota. Michael R. Williams graduated in 1964 with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Alberta and in 1968 he obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow. In 1969 he joined the University of Calgary, first in the Department of Mathematics then as a Professor of Computer Science. It was while working at Glasgow that he acquired an interest in the history of computing, something which has developed over the years into his main research and teaching interest. He has participated in the publishing of 11 books, 88 articles, 58 technical reviews, delivered 72 invited lectures in several different subject areas and has been involved in the creation of 9 different radio, television, and museum productions. During his career he has had the opportunity to work for extended periods at several different universities and at the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution) and as Head Curator at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Besides his work as editor-in-chief for the journal Annals of the History of Computing, he is a member of editorial boards concerned with publishing material in the area of the history of computing, and has worked closely with the IEEE History Committee (serving as its chairman in 1994 and 1995), and the IEEE History Center. His involvement with IEEE Computer Society publishing eventually led him to become editor-in-chief of the Computer Society Press, vice-president for publications, and in 2007 president of the IEEE Computer Society.

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        The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, and The Girl Who Played with Fire (First UK Editions)

      MacLehose / Quercus London: MacLehose / Quercus, 2009. First UK Editions of the three books in Stieg Larsson's trilogy, each volume Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket, without a trace of wear or the spine bumping endemic to these titles. The second volume is SIGNED by translator Reg Keeland on the title page. Basis for the Swedish television series and resulting film trilogy made in 2009, and for the upcoming American version by director David Fincher. An impeccable set.

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        On the Fabric of the Human Body. Volume 5: Book VI: The Heart and Associated Organs; Book VII: The Brain. Deluxe edition limited to 26 lettered copies

      Norman Publishing Novato: Norman Publishing, 2009.. No Dust Jacket.

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