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        Conversational Mechanics - by which some questions are raised and others lowered.

      East Hampton, NY 2012 - Artist's book, unique on St. Armand paper, signed by the artist and dated on the last page (48). Page size: 5.5 x 4 inches; 48pp; plus hand-lettered titlepage, 2 green blanks and rear flyleaf. Bound by Rhonda Miller: hand sewn in tan limp leather, edges untrimmed. Each page with colorful diagrams in red, blue gold and black inks, with elaborate text in red ink that is completely illegible. The diagrams are fanciful and colorful - but can't be used for construction. Rather, the questions answered are about page design, color and form. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Shoplifters Welcome.

      London: Subliminal Projects and Paul Stolper, 2012 - Excellent condition. Screenprint on Cotton Rag Archival paper. Sheet size: 61 x 45.7 cm. Edition of 450. Signed in pencil lower right by Fairey, numbered lower right.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ARCANUM BESTIARUM. Of the Subtil and Occult Virtues of Divers Beasts. With Original Woodcuts by Liv Rainey-Smith. DELUXE LEATHER EDITION, one of only 49 copies, with original woodblock print by Rainey-Smith.

      Three Hands Press [Xoanon], California 2012 - Octavo, original full brown antique skiver (sheepskin leather). 272 pp, printed in two colour ink on heavy stock, and illustrated with fifty-five original woodcut designs by artist Liv Rainey-Smith. This is the Deluxe Edition in full brown antique skiver, hand-marbled endpapers, with a unique hand-numbered woodblock print by Liv Rainey-Smith created especially for this edition, limited to 49 copies. Written in the great tradition of the medieval bestiaries, Robert Fitzgerald's long-awaited new work Arcanum Bestiarum re-imagines the animal menagerie in the context of bestial mystery and atavistic power. Written for the modern magical practitioner and zoophile, the work examines the occult virtues and totemic majesties of fifty animals, theriomorphs, and their kindred. Correspondences with deific powers, atavistic wisdom, and mythopoetic emanation are examined, especially in light of the tutelary powers all animals possess. The Tetramorph – essentially an animalic ‘crown of creation’ – is here transformed into the far broader and innovative concept of the ‘Theriomorph’, or, the Zodiak Entire of Creation as an apotheosis of the animal form and zoötype One of the greatest of virtues possessed by the Human is its bestial heritage, both spiritually and genetically. These attributes are often seen as primitive, chaotic and dangerous to civilized culture by the custodians of moralism and religion today, but the fact remains that it is our animal heritage that makes us what we are, or, more accurately, what we should and can be. Special attention is given to the zoomorphic aspects of alchemy, which historically used the bestial emblemata as veils of the stages of the Great Work, as well as shamanism and witchcraft, bodies of knowledge particularly rich in the lore of animals as spirit-helpers. The work is an emergent strand of magical investigation long part of the author’s private life, where he has worked in the ecological field of wildlife rehabilitation, especially raptors. The original woodcut illustrations were prepared especially for this title in close collaboration with the author. Amongst the more ambitious renderings in the work are the occult cryptofauna Homunculus, Manticore, Ouroboros, and Basilisk, as well as animals prominent in the ancient dawn of magick: the Bear, Goat, Viper, Peacock, and more. Completing the design elements is an original typeface designed for the work by calligrapher Gail Coppock, serving to illuminate this grimoire of the Magician’s Primal Eden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thompson Rare Books - ABAC & ILAB Member]
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        I Believe: Two Poems and a Hidden Thought

      Savuti Press, Vancouver - 2012, 1st Edition. () As new in as new dust jacket. [8]. Octavo (23 X 17 cm.) Bound in original brown stiff paper with attached wrap around paper jacket. The jacket is a rich green with fantastic decoration and an onlay title. Beautiful illustrations and elegantly scripted text throughout. A wonderful production of this hand made book. On the page opposite the title page Charles Van Sandwyk has drawn an original, unique and detailed image depicting a large ship resting atop an open book, inside the ship sits a wonderful fairytale dragon.The drawing measures 4" X 3" and is signed by Charles beneath (and dated 2013). Placed loosely inside is a short biography and artist statement. A fascinating new book of Charles' supplemented beautifully by the original drawing. Charles Van Sandwyk is a Vancouver artist and author who has attained renowned status and won numerous awards as a fantasy artist. His paintings can be ho has attained renowned status and won numerous awards as a fantasy artist. His paintings can be found in the National Gallery of Canada and his illustrations are featured in such books as the Folio Society's "The Wind in the Willows" , & the Blue Fairy Book, as well as his own self published books such as: "Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds". Canadian Artist . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        The Canterbury Tales Eric Gill engravings Limited Edition

      Folio Society, London 2012 - Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Limited to 1980 numbered copies of which this is number 937. Unopened in original Folio Society packaging. Bound in Nigerian goatskin leather. 768 pages. Book size: 12 ½" x 7 ¾". Blocked in 24-carat gold with a design featuring Eric Gill?s engravings around a blind-blocked frame. Gilding on all three book edges. Black satin ribbon marker. Printed on felt-marked, laid paper, in a special shade matched to the original, made at the Favini mill near Venice. Endpapers of Merida Graphite from the Varona mill, Riva del Garda. Presented in a buckram-bound solander box with gold blocking on the spine. Commentary essay quarter-bound in buckram and Merida Graphite. Working from an original edition, The Folio Society has created an exquisite facsimile of this masterpiece of the private press movement. The Canterbury Tales is a glorious expression of Eric Gill?s genius. In this varied, vibrant work, Gill displayed his artistic versatility, and succeeded in marrying the illuminated manuscript tradition with a Modernist aesthetic. For this facsimile edition, The Folio Society has created an exquisite binding based on Gill?s own designs for the Physician?s and the Summoner?s tales. The work itself is represented in a meticulously exact facsimile, created directly from an original copy. Copies of the original print run of 500 very rarely reach the open market, and one of the few examples in recent years sold for $9,000. This beautifully produced facsimile represents an outstanding opportunity to own this work at an affordable price. A landmark of English poetry, The Canterbury Tales has appeared in many illustrated editions over the centuries. The Golden Cockerel Press edition of 1929-1931, illustrated by Eric Gill, is among the most remarkable. It is one of the most beautiful books produced in the twentieth century, a triumph of the art of the private press. Gill?s powers of imagination can be seen in many individual touches. Into the title illustration he has incorporated a cockerel, symbol of the press. The General Prologue is illustrated with the martyrdom of Thomas à Becket, whose shrine at Canterbury was the pilgrims? goal. The opening illustration to ?The Man of Law?s Tale? (below right) depicts Constance, the Christian daughter of a Roman emperor, cast adrift by her father. Gill shows her carrying her child, who appears only later in the Tale ? thus creating a visual reference to the Madonna and Child. The curved timbers of the boat fuse with the swirling waves, creating a harmonious design full of tender beauty. Gill?s illustrations for The Canterbury Tales were rich indeed: half-page illustrations, tail pieces and initial letters for each of the tales, and copious borders which he designed as pairs throughout the book. Blue and red initial letters are used at intervals to add variety ? an inspired, thoroughly modern response to the medieval manuscripts Gill admired. UK Postage £3.10; Airmail to Europe £19.10; Airmail to Rest of the World £64.10. We only use airmail as surface mail can take up to 10 weeks [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ardis Books]
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        El paseo [Libro de artista]

      Pamplona, 2012 - Folio, [35] p, encuadernación artística en cartón con decoración individualizada, funda de cartón. Edición limitada a 10 ejemplares y 2 pruebas de autor. Ejemplar nº 8. Papel couché. Fotografías e ilustraciones impresas a todo color; algunas acuarelas, collages y estampaciones originales. Textos del autor y citas de Borges, Baudelaire, Benjamin, etc.

      [Bookseller: MIQUELEIZ ANTIGUEDADES]
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        Die Andere Bibliothek.

      Herausgegeben von Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Band 1-208 [von 328 bis Frühjar 2012]. Nördlingen, Greno sowie Frankfurt, Eichborn 1985-2002. 8°. Teilweise mit Tafeln und Abbildungen. Orig.-Einbände (meist Pappe) mit farb. Rückenschildchen und -Schuber bzw. -Umleger (207 von 208). Es liegen die Originalausgaben vor; abgesehen von 1 Band in den jeweiligen Erstauflagen bzw. Erstausgaben vor, ab Band 109 nummeriert. - Ransmayr »Die letzte Welt« (Band 44) als 76.-100. Tausend. - »Die Teufelsinsel« vom Autor, Einar Kárason, auf dem Titel signiert und datiert. - Guter Erhaltungszustand einer Abonnementsammlung. Einige Bände, etwa 17 Stück, sind im unteren Buchrücken leicht gestaucht oder gedrückt, meist sehr unauffällig und möglicherweise herstellungsbedingt. Soweit ersichtlich sind die Bücher nicht oder kaum benutzt. Es fehlt der Schuber zu Band 88 »Die Andere Bibel«. - Zahlreiche Prospekte sind beigegeben. - Dazu: 3 Bände »OMGUS« (Sonderbände der »Anderen Bibliothek«). [6 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Halkyone]
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