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        A Day Is Gone.

      [New York 2010 - Artist's book, one of 15 copies, all on Arches paper, each signed and numbered by the author / artist, Sarah Plimpton, Page size: 8-7/8 x 11-5/8 inches; 20pp. Bound: loose as issued in black wrappers with title printed on white label on front cover, housed in custom-made red cloth over boards clamshell box by Claudia Cohen. Sarah Plimpton has written a poem and created a series of aquatints, continuous over the 20 pages. The text is set in Minion and printed letterpress with the help of Brad Ewing at The Grenfell Press. The aquatints were editioned by Peter Pettengil from plates made and proofed by the artist at the Manhattan Graphics Center. Ms. Plimpton's meditation on the passing of another day is made more ominous by the black, menacing aquatint images of sharp edges combined with areas that resonate with references to relief maps of the earth and shafts of light illuminating a blank landscape. See an Image. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Annuario della Nobiltà Italiana. XXXI Edizione. Edizione Commemorativa per i 150 Anni dell'Unità d'Italia. [Ed. Cofanetto].,Teglio,Royal Peerage & Noble Families,2010

      Royal Peerage & Noble Families 2010 A Cura di Andrea Borella. XXXI Edizione. Volumi rilegati in tela rossa con fregi e incisioni a secco in oro. Teglio, 2010; 4 voll., ril. in tela in cofanetto, pp. 8400, 200 tavv. col., cm 21x30,5. italiano Royal Peerage & Noble Families.

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        Restatement of the Law: Torts 2d. 33 books through 2010 supplements

      2010. [Tort Law]. Restatement of the Law: Torts 2d. American Law Institute Publishers. Torts 2d Vols. 1-4 (4 books); Torts 2d Appendix (29 vols.). Together 33 volumes. Hardcover. Current through 2010 cumulative supplements. Ex-private law firm library with stamps and bar code labels on rear covers, else very good condition. Publisher's Price USD 2,157.50

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        Exilforschung: Ein Internationales Jahrbuch. No. 1 - No. 28 (1983 - 2010, complete)

      Edition Text Kritik Munich: Edition Text + Kritik, 1983-2010. Together, 28 octavo volumes. Original printed card wrappers. Condition uniformly fine - free of markings or significant wear. Texts entirely in German. A complete run through 2010 of this important annual publication devoted to German Exile Literature primarily of the Thirties and Forties. Each yearbook is an edited volume of essays on a particular theme, as follows: 1- Stalin und die Intellektuellen :: 2- Erinnerungen ans Exil, kritische Lektüre der Autobiographien nach 1933 :: 3- Gedanken an Deutschland im Exil :: 4- Das jüdische Exil :: 5- Fluchtpunkte des Exils :: 6- Vertreibung der Wissenschaften :: 7- Publizistik im Exil :: 8- Politische Aspekte des Exils :: 9- Exil und Remigration :: 10- Künste im Exil :: 11- Frauen und Exil. Zwischen Anpassung und Selbstbehauptung :: 12- Aspekte der künstlerischen inneren Emigration :: 13- Kulturtransfer im Exil :: 14- Rückblick und Perspektiven :: 15- Exil und Widerstand :: 16- Exil und Avantgarden :: 17- Sprache - Identität - Kultur :: 18- Exile im 20. Jahrhundert :: 19- Jüdische Emigration zwischen Assimilation und Verfolgung, Akkulturation und jüdischer Identität :: 20- Metropolen des Exils :: 21- Film und Fotografie :: 22- Bucher, Verlage, Medien :: 23- Autobiografie und Wissenschaftliche Biografik :: 24- Kindheit und Jugend im Exil - Ein Generationenthema :: 25- Ubersetzung als transkultureller Prozess :: 26- Kulturelle Räume und asthetische Universalität :: 27- Exil, Entwürzelung, Hybridität :: 28- Gedachtnis des Exils, Formen der Erinnerung.

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        Red Cross

      [Bever, Switzerland]. 2010. Artist's book, one of 13 copies only, all on Epson Archival Matte paper, signed by the artist, Viola Kaeumlen and numbered on the colophon. Page size: 8-1/16 x 5-11/16 inches; 54pp. Bound by the artist: white cloth over boards printed in red with title and author on spine and front panel. Each copy of this limited edition is housed in a hand-stitched tan cloth copy of old Red Cross Aid Bag with copy of World War II Red Cross hand-stitched on front made by the students of the "Ufficina" in Samedan, Switzerland - an institution that provides work for handicapped people. The Red Cross Aid Bag is laid into a stainless steel box with lid 9-7/8 x 7-1/4 inches with the Red Cross emblem outlined in double broken brown line, title and author printed in outlined letters on each of the long sides. The artist's statement / colophon reveals that the artist / author, on finding her grandfather's pocket watch which had been returned to her grandmother after his death in World War I was moved to honor the Red Cross. Her grandfather's watch, with the face damaged, the hands missing, eerily symbolized the destructive power of war. The International Red Cross had returned the watch, reassuring the owner's widow that her husband's remains had been taken care of in a humane way amid the turmoil of war. On a more immediate note, the International Red Cross had been instrumental in helping the artist's husband leave conflict-torn Angola. Ms. Kaumlen visited the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva, taking photographs which are here combined with her own writings as well as religious and historical texts. The artist collaged the photographs, texts, her grandfather's watch and other elements and printed all digitally, using Ambulance Shotgun as font for quotations and texts and Helvetica fonts for introduction and colophon. This is a moving homage to the International Red Cross with stunning images. See an Image.

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        The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley - Complete Set of 19 Books Brand New!

      Deseret Book Salt Lake City, UT 2010. New in New dust jacket Hardcover Brand New Hardcover set of 19 books! Get a brand new set here for less. ++; Books in the set include: Vol. 1: Old Testament and Related StudiesVol. 2: Enoch the ProphetVol. 3: The World and the ProphetsVol. 4: Mormonism and Early ChristianityVol. 5: Lehi in the Desert/The World of the Jaredites/There Were JareditesVol. 6: An Approach to the Book of MormonVol. 7: Since CumorahVol. 8: The Prophetic Book of MormonVol. 9: Approaching ZionVol. 10: The Ancient State Vol. 11: Tinkling Cymbals and Sounding BrassVol. 12: Temple and the CosmosVol. 13: Brother Brigham Challenges the SaintsVol. 14: Abraham in Egypt Vol. 15: Apostles and Bishops in Early ChristianityVol. 16: The Messages of the Joseph Smith PapyriVol. 17: Eloquent WitnessVol. 18: An Approach to the Book of Abraham Vol. 19: One Eternal Round; The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley Series; Vol. 1/19/2013; 6.25" x 9.25"

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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and other Poems ['Christabel', 'Kubla Khan', 'The Pains of Sleep']. Illustrated by Harry Brockway. 1000 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Folio Society, 2010. 8vo., First Edition thus, with AN ORIGINAL SIGNED AND NUMBERED ENGRAVING MOUNTED ON LIMITATION PAGE, 16 fine mounted wood-engravings HAND-COLOURED by Brockway, decorations in the text and pictorial endpapers; handsomely bound in pictorial boards, vellum back , gilt top, uncut, a fine copy in publisher's solander case.EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 SIGNED COPIES

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        Circus: The Artist as Saltimbanque. Illustrations by Walter Bachinski

      Shanty Bay Press[Shanty Bay, Ontario:] Shanty Bay Press, [2010] One of 60 copies, signed by Janis Butler and Walter Bachinski. The two designed the book together. The color linocuts and pochoir illustrations are by Walter Bachinski. The text and color printing was executed by Janis Butler. . Folio. 10 1/2 x 15. . With eight multi-colored linocuts and four full-page pochoir illustrations. Fine in fine slipcase. With original prospectus. The text is a variety of writings based on the idea of the artist and the circus from the era of Picasso and Cezanne, both of whom influenced Bachinski. The authors include Baudelaire, Apollinaire, Beaumont, Miller, Rilke, and Twain. The texts "are funny, surreal, serious, and poignant, and all have to do with the circus. With this book, I hope to stimulate the activity of the three ring circus, where something different is happening in each ring." (Bachinski).

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        Robert Frank, Vision du Réel, Nyon, 20. April, 1997. Barytpapier.

      30 x 24 cm, 27 x 18 cm, Tadellos Rückseitig signiert und gestempelt. Loretta Curschellas (*1950), Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich (Druckgrafik und figürliches Zeichnen). Fotodokumentation der Sprayerzeichnungen von Harald Naegeli in Zürich. Veröffentlichungen in NZZ, Weltwoche, Cash, Quaderni grigionitaliani, Quarto, Tachles, Psychologie heute, Du. Einzelausstellungen: Art Station, Zürich 2006 («Harald Naegeli»). Publikationen: «Was die Seele bewegt. Zürcher Psychoanalytiker im Gespräch», NZZLibro, Zürich 2008. Sammelbände: «Stefan Schwartz. Das geschenkte, das erkämpfte Bild», ABC, Zürich 1993; Werner Morlang, «So schön beiseit», Nagel & Kimche, Zürich 2001; «Mathias Balzer. Auf der Suche nach der einfachen Wahrheit» (Kat.), Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur 2003; Fritz Senn, «Zerrinnerungen», NZZLibro 2007; Werner Morlang, «Das dunkle Fest des Lebens», Zytglogge, Bern 2007; Heinz S. Herzka, «Unterwegs im zwischen», Huber, Frauenfeld 2007; Arno Gruen, «Jenseits des Wahnsinns der Normalität», Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart 2008.

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        Nacre. Six Poems by Ruth Fainlight. Eight Mezzotints by Judith Rothchild

      Verdigris Press Octon, France: Verdigris Press. 2010. First Edition, signed limited edition, one of 42 copies only, from a total edition of 50 (8 deluxe copies with one of the original copper plates) all on Hahnemulhe paper, each hand-numbered and signed by the author, Ruth Fainlight, and the artist, Judith Rothchild. Page size: 8-1/2 x 9-7/8 inches; 20pp. + colophon. Bound by Mark Lintott: leporello style with wrap- around boards of marbled paper made by Judith Rothchild over boards in grey with hints of deep pink and pale blue, raspberry-colored linen hinges, title, author, artist, and press printed in black in the spine, title on front panel, housed in custom-made matching grey paper over boards slipcase. The text has been hand set and printed letterpress in Vendome Romain on an Albion press of 1867 by Mark Lintott. The artist herself printed her mezzotints. The text has debossing on the title page with the title, NACRE, repeated twice in blind on either side of the printed title. The shaped colophon is debossed in the form of a cowrie shell. Noted American poet (living in London), Ruth Fainlight, has contributed six poems; the first "Pearls" has four sections; the fifth, "Clam Chowder" has two sections. Judith Rothchild has contributed eight mezzotints relating to or inspiring Ms. Fainlight's verse. The book was collaboration with each artist reacting and creating to her friend's work. The verse speculates on the beauty of the pearl and how it has been valued throughout the ages - reserved for the wealthy and powerful. Ms. Fainlight asks (in "Pearls") "Entire villages holding their breath: how many divers' lives lost in the oyster beds for a royal crown?" The first mezzotint certainly captures the mysterious, dark, lustrous glamour of this "crystalline substance iridescent nacre" and the interplay between text and image is set from this beginning. As Ms. Fainlight's text turns to the sensuous associations of love, oysters - with great subtlety - the images take on a sensuality of their own. A stunning book that is at once provocative, intimate, and philosophical and more than a bit Proustian. An object as simple as a cowrie shell button causes the author to recall her mother's treasured memory. The reader / viewer is compelled to join in this lovely remembrance - and perhaps recall something of one's own. See an Image.

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        Sooner or Later (Words Won't Matter)

      [New York. 2010]. Unique artist's book, on archival paper, signed and dated by the artist, Sandra Jackman, on the inside back cover. Page size: 4 x 6 inches; 76pp. decorated followed by 26 blank pages. Bound: black leather with the title stamped in blind on the front panel and the author / artist's name, Sandra Jackman, on the back panel, with small white figure above name painted on leather by the artist, top and bottom edge decorated in paint and ink, fore edge sheets painted various colors, black and white headbands, housed in black cloth over boards slipcase, collaged with pen and ink of man's face on front with the tit; hand lettered by the author/artist, who has also lettered her name below title, back of slipcase with original collage of grotesque figure - face and torso covered in black for face and white for torso over title spelled out in 3-d gold letters. The author / artist has created this tale in words and images with archival and acid free inks. Some of the pages are collaged, some are highlighted with red ink, or gold, some have silver paper, one of the pages has a circular onlay that opens to reveal text below, one of the page spreads has both the recto and verso cut away to reveal parts that interlock, original negative and photograph also bound in. The author tells us the story: a "seductive promise (by the Ruling Bodies) to gift a female child (whose bloodline might be significant) with the power of words to persuade sets off hostilities and jealousies amongst various beings that co-exist in a landscape where a mysterious spirit known as the Bitter Poet causes unrest. Time moves forward though clocks no longer tick. The reader is welcome to read in to this book whatever suits their thinking." Sandra Jackman's graphic novel, hand written and painted, is a microcosm of today's' ills. Test sites, landlords, numbers that don't matter, monsters of the mundane all decorate / haunt these pages, until, finally, words don't matter and the pages are blank. A terrifying parable of our times. See an Image.

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        The Hope Chest

      Rockland, Maine. 2010. Artist's book, one of 15 copies, each hand-numbered and signed by the author / artist, noted photographer Cig Harvey. Page size: 8 x 8 inches, 24 original C-prints, each printed by the photographer on Kodak Endura Luster paper to archival standards and mounted on to Stonehenge White. There are 12 fascicles and each fascicle has text and either a diptych or triptych photograph. Each fascicle is numbered on the reverse of the pocket formed by the Stonehenge Pearl gray paper and ink jet vellum that house the photographs. The text is printed by an Epsom 2400 in Bembo using archival inks. The wrap-around cover and colophon (Stonehenge Pearl gray paper) is printed letterpress by Wolfe Editions (Portland, Maine) in gold. Bound: loose as issued housed in blue goatskin clamshell box with title stamped in gold gilt on spine, box by Caitlyn Thompson. Ms. Harvey designed and assembled this beautiful book with the assistance of Claire Donnelly. Cig Harvey, noted Maine photographer (see all covers of "Maine Magazine") calls her book an untraditional love story. It is that and more. By housing the images as either diptychs or triptychs inserted in translucent paper on which the text is printed, the reader / viewer is obliged to participate in the unfolding story. The text is simple - and beautiful placed in shaped sequences on the vellum allowing the brightly colored photograph below - most with an image of the narrator who seems to speak to the reader / viewer. We become invested in the unfolding story as we unfold the story. The images are as much the unconventional, compelling narrative as the text. Not simply a collection of images interspaced with words, this is a complete book with the images taking up the telling of the story when the text leaves off. Ms. Harvey is correct: this is an untraditional love story but one that could only be told by an artist of her intensity and capability. The second in what one can only hope to be an ongoing autobiographical series, this is an astonishing book - at once an intimate view of an artist's life and the universal beauty of the natural world, color and shape, and love. See an Image.

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        A Place to Be. Words and Images by Eugenie Torgerson

      Niles, MI. 2010. Unique artist's book, the first of two in a series, comprising lidded outer box with inner, removable open box, visible through small window, inner box with five accordion books with poems and digitally-printed photograph and collaged photograph images, plus another interior box containing single accordion book tied with leather casing containing digitally-printed photograph images with text from 1884 diary entries made by John David Shortess, great-grandfather of the artist, as a young circuit preacher in central Pennsylvania, all images and text except that of John Shortess by the artist / author, Eugenie Torgerson, who has signed the piece on the bottom of the footed stand on which the large outer box sits. She has also signed four of the five books contained in the first box. Components: Footed stand: 7.25 x 7.25 x 2 inches; painted pine board, ball feet, binder's board and terracotta colored bookcloth. Lidded outer box: 7.5 x 7.5 x 8 inches; original photographs by the artist printed on Epson Premium Presentation Matte paper and presented under TruVue non-reflective glass with "frames" of various black, pale blue, and gold Asian papers over binder's board, bookcloth, trimmed with various brass decorative elements, against a ground of brown cloth over boards, with lid of lime green and terracotta cloth over boards with two different papers both of lime green on the bottom and black, blue and gold with glass panel in center allowing a view of the inner boxes and books, the glass surrounded by rubbed brass nails. Open inner box: 6 x 6 x 6 inches made of black bookcloth over binders board and terracotta silk cords, terracotta cloth over boards base. Four accordion books: 5 x 5.5 x .25 inches containing 12 pages each, hand-sewn accordion style binding, with boards covered in various Asian papers, endpapers of Stonehenge paper coated with shellac. Small inner box with lid: 5.5 x 3.5 x 4.25 inches, black bookcloth over boards, terracotta cloth on bottom, lid of terracotta and lime green cloth over boards with black and gold Asian paper on reverse of lid with title, artist and date, printed in black on lime green paper label, brass decorative trim and wood knob. John David's accordion book: 5.5 x 3.5 x .75 inches; 22pp; bound accordion style with green printable fabric bookcloth reproducing image of original "Standard Diary" used by Ms. Torgerson's great-grandfather. Photographic image of very rural landscape with white house on the last page following the end of the text, printed digitally on Stonehenge, enhanced with pastel and sealed with polymer varnish. The text reads, "Today we got things pretty well fixed up. I feel good at home. I like it here right well. It is a very hardy house and a very pleasant place to live." On the reverse are printed copies of some daily journal entries over photographs of mountains and fields. The book is held together with a green leather and black cord and black button sewn to the leather. Ms. Torgerson notes that her great- grandfather's diary gives accounts of his daily activities but rarely mentions how he feels about things. The text used on the reverse of his day book, starting "Today..." is as close as he comes to a personal revelation. Ms. Torgerson's own verse, as printed in the five books housed in the large open box - J.D. Shortess text in the small, closed box - is as open as the box that houses it. Haunting collaged images of faces over prairie landscape, stone walls built by hand as the land was cleared, rivers through virgin landscape, one white house lovingly built by the first homesteaders, are interspersed with the text pages that refer to an earlier time when pioneers left the confines of the city for open land - or does it? Is every life a new construct? Ms. Torgerson's verse and images are at once a paean to her pioneering ancestors as well as musings on the life lived by us all. Her use of boxes - with glass lid or open or closed - provides the perfect vehicle to explore her images and text. The beauty of the images and the probing text compel the reader / viewer forward, asking us to explore further. She has constructed a beautiful book and book object and, in so doing, enables us to participate in the "taming of the wilderness" that was the American frontier. See an Image.

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        The Water Book: Lanes of Thought

      Bay Park Press San Diego: Bay Park Press, 2010. Hard Cover. Number 4 of 10 copies. Dedicated to La Jolla Cove, one of the authors regular swimming spots when the water is warm enough. Illustrated with six etchings and three unique oil paintings on mylar. Printed on Fabriano Rosapina in Clarendon type. Oblong folio. Housed in a blue clamshell box. Unpaginated. Fine.

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        The Holocaust: Selected Documents in Eighteen Volumes

      2010. Mendelsohn, John and Donald S. Detwiler, Editors. The Holocaust: Selected Documents in Eighteen Volumes. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1982. 18 volumes, 8-1/2" x 11". Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616190002. ISBN-10: 1616190000. Hardcover. New. * Each volume is composed of facsimiles of essential records of the Holocaust, in most of its aspects from 1933 to 1945, arranged both topically and chronologically. The set contains over 330 documents in over 5,200 pages. Originally published New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1982. The documents were carefully chosen from the thousands preserved at the U.S. National Archives, by the late Dr. John Mendelsohn, a supervisory archivist of the U.S. National Archives and Records Service, who was the author of numerous finding aids and guides to captured German documents and Holocaust records. Dr. Donald S. Detwiler, an internationally recognized authority on the history of World War II and its documentation and Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University, is the Advisory Editor. Each volume contains an Introduction by Dr. Mendelsohn or another distinguished authority. The introductions offer historical perspective on the documents as well as general information about the topic. Each volume contains a detailed table of contents listing each document and providing its source. The volumes are grouped topically: PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1. Legalizing the Holocaust: The Early Phase, 1933-1939 2. Legalizing the Holocaust: The Later Phase, 1939-1943 3. The Crystal Night Pogrom 4. Propaganda and Aryanization, 1938-1944 5. Jewish Emigration from 1933 to the Evian Conference of 1938 6. Jewish Emigration 1938-1940: Rublee Negotiations and the Intergovernmental Committee 7. Jewish Emigration: The S.S. St. Louis Affair and Other Cases THE KILLING OF THE JEWS 8. Deportation of the Jews to the East: Stettin, 1940, to Hungary, 1944 9. Medical Experiments on Jewish Inmates of Concentration Camps 10. The Einsatzgruppen or Murder Commandos 11. The Wannsee Protocol and a 1944 Report on Auschwitz by the Office of Strategic Services 12. The "Final Solution" in the Extermination Camps and the Aftermath 13. The Judicial System and the Jews in Nazi Germany RESCUE ATTEMPTS 14. Relief and Rescue of Jews from Nazi Oppression, 1943-1945 15. Relief in Hungary and the Failur

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        Beatrice and Virgil *SIGNED First Edition*

      Edinburgh: Canongate 2010. SIGNED by the author. Fine in fine dustjacket. A scan of the book/author signature if present, is available.

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        Doors to the Saints: the edition

      Boston, MA. 2010. Artist'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'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'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'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's lives of the past two thousand years.

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        A Day Is Gone

      [New York. 2010]. Artist's book, one of 15 copies, all on Arches paper, each signed and numbered by the author / artist, Sarah Plimpton, Page size: 8-7/8 x 11-5/8 inches; 20pp. Bound: loose as issued in black wrappers with title printed on white label on front cover, housed in custom-made red cloth over boards clamshell box by Claudia Cohen.. Sarah Plimpton has written a poem and created a series of aquatints, continuous over the 20 pages. The text is set in Minion and printed letterpress with the help of Brad Ewing at The Grenfell Press. The aquatints were editioned by Peter Pettengil from plates made and proofed by the artist at the Manhattan Graphics Center. Ms. Plimpton's meditation on the passing of another day is made more ominous by the black, menacing aquatint images of sharp edges combined with areas that resonate with references to relief maps of the earth and shafts of light illuminating a blank landscape. See an Image.

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        The Word

      (San Francisco, 2010). Quarto. 10ff. Original calligraphic manuscript by Ingmire of the text from a section of Paz’s poem “Blanco.” This poem, which was published in 1967, has been linked to Paz’s time in India, and it can be read as a figurative exploration of Indian religious philosophy. “The spirit is an invention of the body/ The body is an invention of the world/ The world is an invention of the spirit”, all of which is rooted in the Word, which also harkens back to the Logos at the beginning of the Gospel of John. In treating this text, Ingmire has envisioned the first section of the poem as a text that is revealed from an abstract drawing on the facing page, as if emerging from the blotting of the drying ink. This treatment reaches its climax in the center spread, where the text is written in alternating lines of black and raised gold against a marbled background, and what appeared as strange and jarring is suddenly transformed into something harmonious and striking. A bold interpretation by Ingmire, whose work has balanced traditional calligraphy with modern, innovative techniques and an astounding ability in his use of gold script. Bound in heavy handmade paper wrappers with the title in vertical blocks on the front cover. Housed in a complimentary folding case by the Foolscap Press. Extremely fine.

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        Greatest Show on Earth

      Black Swan 2010. The Evidence for Evolution. 470 pages pb. Colour plates and text drawings. Illustrated covers. As new ISBN: 978 0 552 77524 3

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        Fragments of Light 5. Translation by Zahra Partovi. Sculpture by Linda Schrank

      Vincent FitzGerald & Company New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company. 2010. Artist's book, one of 35 copies, all on clear acrylic tiles, each signed and numbered by the artist on the colophon page. Page size: 9-1/2 x 10-3/4 inches folding to 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches, 32 slats (tiles) for the text in English and Persian + 10 tiles for titlepage and colophon. Bound by Zahra Partovi: the tiles sewn with blue and saffron ties (fishing line) fastened at end with small plastic disc so that ladder of tiles can be unfolded from an acrylic rectangular base; the English text on one side, the Persian text on tiles with violet and saffron fishing line threads, the binding style based on the style of the Chinese slatbook, a 3,000 year-old form made modern with the use of contemporary materials. The colophon and titlepage unfold from each end of the center "platform" as well. All four unfolding sides are affixed to a garnet-colored rectangular of acrylic drilled with holes through which the threads are laced. Housed in black suede fold-over box by Hands On Bookbinding, the box lined with silver industrial Mylar, each of the two long sides unfolding twice and the shorter two sides unfolding once. The text in English is laser etched in Alcuin (modified) type. Zahra Partovi's beautiful Persian calligraphy is also laser etched, the two texts meeting in the center on top of the garnet Lucite block. This is the 12th volume in the publication of Vincent FitzGerald & Company's Masnavi series of the poetry of Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi in Zahra Partovi's translation. Each of these 12 volumes features a different artist paired with Partovi's translations. The artist whose work is featured here is Linda Schrank, a New York artist who teaches painting at Pratt in the Graduate School of Fine Arts. Her principal solo exhibitions include Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, Kidder Smith Gallery, Boston, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC; Columbia University; Brown University; Fairleigh Dickinson University; the Museum of Ceramics, Monte San Savino, Italy; and the Etruscan Museum, Cortona, Italy. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections, including The Morgan Library, The Corcoran Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The New York Public Library, the Rose Art Museum, the Boston Public Library, the International Museum of Woman in Art, Abruzzo, Italy, and the Museo Regionale della Ceramica, Deruta, Italy. This is a most intriguing book, an examination of an ancient book form made thoroughly modern, using a 12th century text translated into a modern vernacular. Both format and text combine to illuminate the enduring relevance of the mystic Persian poet, Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi. The text, reads: Like stars The rays of the sun leave the walls. Every wall becomes black and dark As the sunlight returns to its post. What stunned you at faces of beauty, Was the sunlight through three-colored glasses. Colorful glass shows the light Thus in many colors to us. When the glasses of many colors are gone Thereupon the colorless light will stun you. Begin to witness now the light without glass So as when glass breaks, there is no blindness. Contented with your bookish knowledge Staring at the stranger's light? Watch Him steal the light, as you learn You are a borrower, not a giver of light. See an Image.

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        1820-1914: English Legal System [with] 1820-1914: Private Law [with] 1820-1914: Fields of Development [The Oxford History of the Laws of England, Volumes XI, XII, and XIII]. Three Volumes

      The chronologically final and latest published volumes in the series under the general editorship of Sir John Baker, "drawing heavily upon recent research using unpublished materials", and ultimately to replace and supplement Holdsworth's great work. Original cloth, as new in the dustjackets. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010.

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