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        The Sick Dead - Loganberry Pink/Lime Green

      London: Other Criteria and Paul Stolper,, 2015. Two colour foil block print on Somerset Tub Sized 410gsm paper. Sheet size: 72 x 51 cm. Excellent condition. Edition of 15. Signed in pencil lower right by Hirst, numbered lower left, blindstamp lower left.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Military History of the Modern Middle East

      Taylor & Francis, 2015. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-21696900; EAN: 9780415859394

      [Bookseller: Media Mall]
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        In Memoriam

      Martinez, California:: Lucy Childs,, 2015.. Series variant. 4 x 5.5"; 8 panels. Cloth accordion. Hand Sewn. Materials: silk, polyester, cotton thread. Bound in cloth over boards. Hand- stitched titles and decoration. Signed by the artist. Lucy Childs: " In Memoriam is a series where the books are the same basic size and shape, all with a stitched verse on linen and with wool covered bindings with the sewn title, In Memoriam. Each book in this series is unique. "When I make a book, I begin to sew with an idea in mind, but I do not draw the design onto the cloth and I do not reproduce a design. It's 'free-hand' method which might (and usually does) require pulling out and redoing till I get each panel the way I think it looks best. … "This method makes it more like drawing, and my background is in fine arts. … "The In Memoriam series uses several different poems by different writers, and all have the theme of acknowledging and honoring the death of someone well-loved. They are meant to be carried with you to keep a connection with the deceased person (or pet). Colophon: "The 'In Memoriam' books are meant to be carried with you, to look at and remember someone (or a pet) who has died. The sewn cross shape suggests a graveyard cross, possibly one from the corner of an old and forgotten cemetery. This series uses the first verse of Maxwell Bodenheim's poem, 'To One Dead,' written in 1918, which is sewn along and around the panels of the accordions. The poem's poignant but celebratory flavor is reflected in the colors and letterforms used to sew the words. "Creating these books came from exploring the history, craft, and culture of early American and British sewing samplers, made mostly by young girls to learn the practical craft of sewing but also to learn letters and spelling. That elements of reading and writing were taught through sewing samplers appealed to me because of my career as a school teacher. Many old and antique samplers included text or images in memory of family members who had died.

      [Bookseller: Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC]
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        ANNAL OF CHINESE FACIAL PHYSIOGNOMY: A Hanging Scroll of Chinese Divination & Readings.

      OBSCURE 20TH CENTURY REPRINT OF A SUNG DYNASTY WORK [China ca. 20th century]. A hanging scroll, very good, 34 x95 cm., image 32.5 x 21.5 cm., mounted on buff silk, smallmend on lower part of silk, image not affected, else solid,3 cinnabar chops/seal. OBSCURE AND RARE WORK Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015C - opyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        ANCIENT CHINESE JADE. Explanatory Notes on Mr. T.C. Liu's Unique Collection of Examples of Chinese Art.

      A VERY OBSCURE LARGE FORMAT CATALOG D'RAISONNE [Shanghai ? ]. Red cloth, very tall folio, 27 x 37.5 cmvery good, first fly dusty, some chips to title page,frontisof Mr. Liu, tissue guards, 32 b.w. photographs, English andChinese text. Q U I T E R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015C - opyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        In Forests Volume XXXV Watch the Light Find the Colors

      Coloma, California:: Andrea L. Thrams,, 2015.. One-of-a-Kind. 9.5 x 8.75"; 8.75" x .75" closed, extends to 114"; 16 pages. Double-sided accordion extending from back board foreedge. Journal entries and images on front side; illustration on back side. Painted, drawn, and hand-lettered. Media: watercolor, gouache and ink. Materials: Arches and Fabriano watercolor papers, Arches Text Wove papers, tyvek, cloth. Bound in cloth-covered boards. In matching slipcase with paper title on spine. Signed by the artist. Andie Thrams: "IN FORESTS is an ongoing series of artist's books documenting wild forests. Volume XXXV holds pages created on the islands of Kauai and Hawaii. While there, I worked sitting on the ground, rain and shine, sometimes using found twigs dipped in ink for drawing. My pages often make use of formatting proportions inspired by medieval manuscripts, but content is otherwise unplanned and completed spontaneously outdoors. Back in the studio, I bind these pages into each IN FORESTS volume, where traces of fieldwork remain: paint spatters, stains, debris, and other forest marks.

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        A.Musings

      Vashon Island, WA 2015 - Artist's book, one of 26 copies, all on Rives BFK paper and Revere papers, lettered A to Z, signed and dated by the artist, on the colophon. Page size: 9 x 15 inches; 20pp. + colophon. Bound by the artist: painted maize colored Magnani Paper, with the letter "A" tooled in silver and gold gilt on front panel, rather abstract as if assemblage of bamboo, paper portfolio to house book. Titlepage extends across two pages and features a large script A, debossed followed by a smaller, printed MUSINGS (Bodoni Outline) separated by gold-gilt dot. Designed, hand-lettered and painted and collaged, printed monotype, debossed and hand-cut by the artist with hand-set type composition and letterpress printing by Jessica Spring at Springtide Press. Each page is an original composition capable of standing on its own. Yet, there is a narrative clearly evident in A.MUSINGS, and the reader / viewer is compelled to turn the page to find new images of the first letter. The beginning of the written word is no small subject; Ms. Moore has explored it in a previous unique book and here again rises to the challenge. With great subtlety and her usual sureness of technique, she explores historic forms of the letter, visually and textually. For any lover of language and art, A MUSINGS speaks directly and will resonate long after the pages are closed. The shaped printed page in Optima, which contains the artist's own definitions of the letter "A", is beautifully constructed and printed by Jessica Spring. The backdrop for this translucent page is a drawing, alluding to the geometric roots of classical Roman letterforms. The ending words, "Tops. First. Crème de la crème. Aleph" certainly apply to this book - as well as the letter A. A.MUSINGS final page is on a black painted ground with a plethora of vividly colored letter forms, all of the letter A. These A-forms (all but one of African origin), jostling up against one another, create a page of intense visual energy. This is in direct contrast to the previous pages of A's on white grounds, in black, highlighted with multi-color designs and gold gilt which are concrete and placid - suiting perfectly as these are representative of the Greek letter forms based on geometric shapes. A truly beautiful ode to the "vanguard" of letter forms. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Lake + Cloud

      Tallahassee, Florida:: Small Craft Advisory Press,, 2015.. Edition of 75. Box with pamphlet and two parachutes. Pamphlet: 6 x 9.5", 12 pages; 24 x 10.25" foldout; letterpress printed; pamphlet stitch bound in paper wrappers; numbered. Parachutes: two 5.25 x 4.75" folded; pocket enclosure (one blue with white design, one white with blue design). In an edition of 75 with 55 regular and 20 deluxe.Deluxe edition in 6.4 x 10" cloth covered box with three dimensional cloud and water images added to lid exterior The parachutes are metaphors for the transformative process of reading. Cover anything with the blue parachute and turn it into a lake, or use the white parachute to make it a cloud. A sort of book artist's version of Eliot's objective correlative? Prospectus: "Lake + Cloud explores the expansive experience of reading by transforming the reader's physical space into a landscape containing a lake and a cloud." Small Craft Advisory Press: "Lake + Cloud is a collaborative artists' book project between Katie Baldwin and Denise Bookwalter. In contrast to other projects underway at SCAP, the artists worked together for a month at Vermont Studio Center during a residency to plan their collaborative work. While they were planning Lake & Cloud they also worked on parallel series of individual works that investigated the original idea of Lake & Cloud. This artist book uses a pair of parachutes and an operation manual to transform space. In manipulating the object, the viewer is engaged in the process of 'reading' the book. The project illustrates the poetic and organic collaborative process from inception to object." Katie Baldwin teaches book arts and printmaking at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She was at Wells College from 2011 - 2013 as the Victor Hammer Fellow. She is a graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Denise Bookwalter is the Director of the Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University in Tallahassee. She is an assistant professor art and head of printmaking for FSU. She has an MFA in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, an MA in art education from the University of Illinois, Bloomington, IN, and a BA in geological sciences and art theory and practice from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

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        The Leopard

      Arion Press 2015 - Offered here is the Arion Press editon of The Leopard, the novel by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun, with a foreword and appendix by Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, translated from the Italian by Guido Waldman, and with 32 photographs in color by Giovan Battista Poletto taken on the set of the 1963 motion picture directed by Lucchino Visconti. The edition is limited to 300 copies for sale, and 26 lettered copies for project particpants. The Leopard is one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. The reputation of Lampedusa’s literary masterpiece is equaled by that of its adaptation as a film in 1963. Both are Italian cultural landmarks. The book is large octavo, 288 pages. The paper is Mohawk Superfine. The text type is Monotype Neo Didot, with handset Narciss for display. The type was printed by letterpress in two colors. The color photographs were printed by offset lithography. The binding shows a coat of arms from Lampedusa’s ancestors with a leaping leopard. Accompanying the book is a pristine copy of the Arion Press prospectus. All in all, a lovely copy of a literary classic. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SUITE OF EIGHTEEN RUBBINGS OF CHINESE BUDDHIST LOHANS.

      STUNNING RUBBINS OF THE FAMOUS BUDDHIST LOHANS China n.d. Green brocade silk cloth, accordion folded, talltall format, 22 x 38.5 cm., illustrating in b.w. the eighte-en Lohan on 6 double-page plates, no text, a pristine, clean& bright copy, mounted Chinese style on hand-made paper.RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015C - opyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Die römischen Mosaiken und Malereien der kirchlichen Bauten vom IV. bis XIII. Jahrhundert unter den Auspizen und mit allerhöchster Förderung Seiner Majestät Kaiser Wilhelms II.; Erster Band, 1. Hälfte; Erster Band, Text, Zweite Hälfte ; Dritter Band; Tafeln: Mosaiken; Vierter Band; Tafeln: Malereien

      Fines Mundi, Saarbrücken 2015 - Original erschienen bei Herdersche Verlagshandlung, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1916. XLVII, 512; II, 513- 1226; X, Tafeln 1- 124; XVI, Tafeln 124- 300, Mit 300 Tafeln auf 285 Seiten und 542 Textbildern. Verlagsfrischer, bibliophil ausgestatteter Faksimile-Reprint, gedruckt auf einem schönen alterungsbeständigen und säurefreien Werkdruckpapier, das den Originaleindruck am Besten wiedergibt. Gebunden als robuste Bibliotheksversion in Ganzleinen mit Rückengoldprägung. Aus dem Verlag Fines Mundi, Saarbrücken. Ein dem Stil der Zeit entsprechender Umschlag wurde auf dem Vorderdeckel aufgezogen.Format: Kleinfolio (36,4 x 25,7), Schrifttyp: Latein (Modernes Schriftbild), Sprache: Deutsch. Please notice: we offer here a facsimile of the original edition, bound in hardcover, printed on an acid free paper, lightly coloured. Coloured plates are printed in colour, maps reduced to 12 x 18 inches. Our bindings are handmade in different styles. Please contact us, if you have further questions. Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 15% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 568,00 € EUR.

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        Video Source Book

      Gale / Cengage Learning, 2015. 55. Paperback. New. SKU: MM-25813498; EAN: 9781573024815

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        The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660 - 1789

      John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2015. Hardcover. New. Featuring entries from an international cast of prominent scholars, The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789 presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the poetry, drama, fiction, and literary and cultural criticism produced from the Restoration of the English monarchy to the onset of the French Revolution. Comprises over 340 entries arranged in A-Z format across three fully indexed and cross-referenced volumes Written by an international cast of leading and emerging scholars Represents the most comprehensive resource available for students and scholars of 18th-century British literature Includes coverage of both canonical and lesser-known authors, as well as entries addressing gender, sexuality, and other topics that have previously been underrepresented in traditional scholarship "--SKU: MM-60546942; EAN: 9781444330205

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        Routledge Library Editions Myth

      Taylor & Francis, 2015. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-26984233; EAN: 9781138825253

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        Zane Grey & Me

      Richmond, California:: Littoral Press,, 2015.. Edition of 47. 11 x 8.5"; 32 pages including free end pages. Printed on dampened St. Armand paper. Grey's text set in Farmers Old Style, via monotype composition from M & H Type. Rappoport's text handset Centaur. Lariat titling font. Frontispiece illustration by Andrew Larkin. Top edges of pages cut into canyon and butte outlines. Bound in leather wraparound with exposed longstitch. Silver button and leather tie closure. Signed and numbered by Lisa Rappoport. Lisa Rappoport: "This book grew out of my childhood in New Jersey and my years working with horses in Europe and New Mexico. The underlying question is, how does reading romanticized versions of the American West affect an impressionable horse lover? The colors and sculpted shapes of the pages, along with the horizontal layout, evoke the landscape of the Southwest. The leather binding, with its silver concho closure and leather lacing, brings to mind journals kept by pioneers. The two columns of text on each page, one from Zane Grey's novel and one from the author's life, create a tension between fiction and reality, past and present. "Zane Grey and Me juxtaposes excerpts from the 1917 novel, Wildfire, with autobiographical responses, obliquely addressing the role of both romance and romance novels in modern life. Profusely illustrated with vintage dingbats, as well as a frontispiece drawing by Andrew Larkin and an anatomical heart drawn by Bobbe Besold."

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        The Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues

      Sage Pubns, 2015. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-26914960; EAN: 9781452243016

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        CHINESE EROTIC PAINTED MANUSCRIPT COLOR HAND-SCROLL.

      A STUNNING & MOST SUPERB CHINESE HAND-PAINTED EROTIC SCROLL [China n.d. ca. late 18-early 19 century]. Silk mounted handscroll, brocade gold silk cover, purple silk ribbon tie,lovely lacquer & mother-of-pearl ends, 2.2 meters long, 25cm. wide continuous color painting on paper, stiff backing. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015C - opyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Duke's Children. Introduced by Joanna Trollope. [With separate Commentary Volume]. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION; 1980 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      folio society, 2015, morocco, Book Condition: fine2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with portrait frontispiece and facsimiles in Commentary volume; Text volume bound in green half morocco, sides ruled in gilt, back with raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment with red leather label lettered in gilt, first and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt top, hand-marbled endpapers, green silk marker, Commentary volume bound in green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case.EDITION LIMITED TO 1980 COPIES.With line counter bookmark loosely inserted. The first printing of the complete text of one of Trollope's most popular novels. The Commentary Volume contains critical essays

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        The Sick Dead - Lime Green/Raven Black

      London: Other Criteria and Paul Stolper,, 2015. Two colour foil block print on Somerset Tub Sized 410gsm paper. Sheet size: 72 x 51 cm. Excellent condition. Edition of 15. Signed in pencil lower right by Hirst, numbered lower left, blindstamp lower left.

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        The Winchester Psalter Miniature Cycle. Commentary by Kristine Edmonson Haney. 980 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      folio society, 2015, buckram, Book Condition: fine2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, Facsimile Volume in red full morocco elaborately tooled in gilt and blzack, Commentary Volume in green bckram, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, the two volumes housed in green buckram solander case with pictorial label and gilt lettering, a fine copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 980 COPIES

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        Lac Des Pleurs Las

      Stockholm, Wisconsin:: Midnight Paper Sales,, 2015.. Edition of 100. 10 x 15"; 76 pages. Set in metal type and printed by hand on vintage Barcham Greene and Wookey Hole papers. Images printed on Zerkall paper. Bound and boxed at Booklab II with cover paper marbled for the edition by Jemma Lewis Midnight Paper Sales: " The text-commentary on passage through the lake by Louis Hennepin, George Featherstonhaugh, Henry Schoolcraft, Geroge Catlin, Jonathan Carver, Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Charles Latrobe, Henry David Thoreau, and Oliver Gibbs Jr., with related excerpts from Harriet Bell Carlander, George Wagner, Robert E. Coker, C. A. Lesueur, Thaddeus Surber, Paul Harder, and Mark Twain; an introduction by Patrick K. Coleman; and image captions & an epilogue by Gaylord Schanilec-has been hand set in metal type, and printed by hand on vintage Barcham Greene and Wookey Hole papers. "The images-specimen prints engraved by Gaylord Schanilec including the American White Pelican, Shorthead Redhorse, White Bass, Sheepshead, Lake Pepin Mucket, Threehorn Wartyback, and Giant Floater, along with two vignettes-were all printed on Zerkall paper. Plus a foldout map of the lake, engraved by Mr. Schanilec, was printed on handmade kozo paper, and thirty 'text figures' of fish were printed from the original electrotypes used in the 1920 publication Fishes and Fish-Like Vertebrates of Minnesota, by Thaddeus Surber. Michael Hoinski, "Grain by Wood Grain, a Movable Feast", The New York Times, Art & Design : "Lac Des Pleurs [is] Mr. Schanilec's ode to Lake Pepin, near his home in Stockholm, Wis., population 69 … The book took more than seven years to make. "The project began when Mr. Schanilec, a self-taught wood engraver and fine printer who seamlessly uses traditional techniques to modern ends, acquired a Lund fishing boat and retrofitted it with a drawing table and library so that he could create while pondering the lake. 'I'm really into just going someplace I know nothing about, or into a subject I know nothing about, and just kind of letting it take me wherever,' Mr. Schanilec, 59, said. "Lac Des Pleurs is a much-anticipated fine press book, an age-old genre enjoying a golden period. These small-batch, highly collectible works are typically made with movable type on a printing press with production methods dating back to Johannes Gutenberg, who invented letterpress printing in the 1440s. Mr. Schanilec, an obsessive naturalist who likes salty language, is a master of this domain. "Mr. Schanilec' s latest, the 76-page Lac Des Pleurs, features his intricate and time-intensive engravings of the lake and its wildlife, accompanied by his original verse and the notes of European explorers of the area. Those start with Louis Hennepin, who christened it Lac des Pleurs, or Lake of Tears, because the Native Americans cried when their chief would not allow them to kill Hennepin and his colleagues. It also includes words by Mark Twain, who traveled there as a steamboat pilot in the 1850s, and Henry David Thoreau, who visited shortly before his death in 1862. "Mr. Schanilec printed the book on antique English paper using his Vandercook letterpress, which he cranks with his arm and a rickety hip. … The book also opens with an exquisitely detailed, multicolored 2-by-3-foot map of Lake Pepin on handmade Moriki kozo paper that can be unfolded and laid flat. Based on a pocket-fishing map and United States Geological Survey materials, it took more than 500 hours just to carve into wood. Mr. Schanilec suggests that the map is the largest multiple-color wood engraving ever printed, and Mr. Dimunation of the Library of Congress said it was the largest one he could recall from recent years." Gaylord Schanilec: "The River is a study of the 22-mile length of the upper Mississippi River known as Lake Pepin, or Pool Number 4 by the Army Corps of Engineers. This widest naturally occurring part of the river was dubbed the 'Lake of Tears' by Louis Hennepin in 1680, inspired by the tears of Indian men whose desire to kill the Frenchman was frustrated by their chief. The lake is home to a broad diversity of life, including, I have read, nearly 80 species of catchable fish. … This river, it seems to me, is the ultimate territory. I view myself as something of a modern day natural philosopher swimming in the wake of Darwin, or Thoreau. Of course there are no new species to be discovered, and I am no Henry David Thoreau, but for me this place, at this time, is as interesting as can be.

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        FUJI SAN JU ROKKEI TOKAIDO, YOSHIDA: FUJI MI CHA YA. THIRTY SIX VIEWS OF FUJI: YOSHIDA ON THE EASTERN COAST ROUTE VIEWING MT. FUJI FROM THE TEA HOUSE.

      Japan. Single sheet print, Aizuri [blue] print, Oban size,ca 37.7 25 cm., surface dusty, back of corners scotch-taped,old center fold, clear, good color,superb registry, in-blocksignature. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015C - opyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Contemporary Authors

      Gale / Cengage Learning, 2015. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-25813483; EAN: 9781573023948

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        A JAPANESE FLORAL DECORATED LACQUER ALBUM WITH INSET IVORY FLOWER & 50 HAND-COLORED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS.

      A MARVELOUS LOOK AT JAPANESE & THEIR CHARMING LANDSCAPE Japan [n.d. ca.188O's, Tamamura]. Lacquer over wood covers,flower and bird pattern, 1 small ivory bird missing, verygood, corners and some edges worn, contents clean, accordionfolded, 20 x 15 cm., 25 leaves 50 tipped in color photos. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015C - opyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Critical Readings on the History of Hong Kong

      Brill Academic Pub, 2015. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-26892312; EAN: 9789004271395

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        TWO QI BAISHI FAN PAINTINGS.

      Undated, 2 paper fan paintings, no spoke fan. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015C - opyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Rupert Brooke. Selected Poems. Introduced by Jon Stallworthy. Illustrated by Ed Kluz. EDITION LIMITED TO 1750 COPIES

      folio society, 20158vo., First Edition thus, with 9 lithographs and 6 illustrations in the text; patterned boards, blue cloth back lettered in gilt, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case.EDITION LIMITED TO 1750 COPIES.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        A.Musings

      Vashon Island, WA. 2015. Artist's book, one of 26 copies, all on Rives BFK paper and Revere papers, lettered A to Z, signed and dated by the artist, on the colophon. Page size: 9 x 15 inches; 20pp. + colophon. Bound by the artist: painted maize colored Magnani Paper, with the letter "A" tooled in silver and gold gilt on front panel, rather abstract as if assemblage of bamboo, paper portfolio to house book. Titlepage extends across two pages and features a large script A, debossed followed by a smaller, printed MUSINGS (Bodoni Outline) separated by gold-gilt dot. Designed, hand-lettered and painted and collaged, printed monotype, debossed and hand-cut by the artist with hand-set type composition and letterpress printing by Jessica Spring at Springtide Press. Each page is an original composition capable of standing on its own. Yet, there is a narrative clearly evident in A.MUSINGS, and the reader / viewer is compelled to turn the page to find new images of the first letter. The beginning of the written word is no small subject; Ms. Moore has explored it in a previous unique book and here again rises to the challenge. With great subtlety and her usual sureness of technique, she explores historic forms of the letter, visually and textually. For any lover of language and art, A MUSINGS speaks directly and will resonate long after the pages are closed. The shaped printed page in Optima, which contains the artist's own definitions of the letter "A", is beautifully constructed and printed by Jessica Spring. The backdrop for this translucent page is a drawing, alluding to the geometric roots of classical Roman letterforms. The ending words, "Tops. First. Crème de la crème. Aleph" certainly apply to this book - as well as the letter A. A.MUSINGS final page is on a black painted ground with a plethora of vividly colored letter forms, all of the letter A. These A-forms (all but one of African origin), jostling up against one another, create a page of intense visual energy. This is in direct contrast to the previous pages of A's on white grounds, in black, highlighted with multi-color designs and gold gilt which are concrete and placid - suiting perfectly as these are representative of the Greek letter forms based on geometric shapes. A truly beautiful ode to the "vanguard" of letter forms. See an Image.

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        LIMINAL MATTER: FENCES

      Eugene, OR: Terri Warpinski, 2015. First printing. A new collaborative portfolio of image-and-text broadsides that examines evidence of conditions along the border shared by the United States and Mexico. Digitally printed using archival pigments on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper, each 19 x 13 inch broadside is signed and numbered by the artists in an edition of twenty copies. Fifteen portfolios are being offered for sale; a limited number of individual broadsides will also be available for purchase. (The introductory price for the portfolio will be good for the first five sets;  the price will then rise for copies six through ten, and again for copies eleven through fifteen.) An optional custom cloth-covered clamshell box, made by Sandy Tilcock of lone goose press, is available for an additional charge. LIMINAL MATTER: FENCES pairs arresting images of the U.S.?-Mexico border by Eugene photographer Terri Warpinski with responses to the images by Portland poet Laura Winter. Warpinski?'s photographs document the physical manifestations of the zone where the two nations meet, while Winter?'s poems remind the viewer of the social and psychological impact of the border on the people whose lives are defined and delimited by that line. For short biographies of the photographer and poet, and an artist's statement, see the page devoted to the LIMINAL MATTER exhibition at the Passages Bookshop site.

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        Daddy's Girl: Little Miss Perfect

      Yarmouth, Maine:: Allison Cooke Brown,, 2015.. One-of-a-Kind. Box containing paper doll cutouts. Box: 8" x 5" x 1.5"; exterior constructed from book boards of "Daddy's Girl" by Mrs. L.T. Meade; base cloth-covered and designed as clamshell. Paper doll cutouts: 4 x 6.5"; 34 hinged leaves. Materials: used book boards; assorted papers. Allison Cooke Brown: "Box made from vintage book containing a hinged row of 34 paper doll cutouts. The text on each doll are adjectives that describe a favored daughter. Reverse sides are printed copies of calico fabrics."

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        THE NORTH COUNTRY FLY: YORKSHIRE'S SOFT HACKLE TRADITION. By Robert L. Smith. Two volume de luxe leather-bound edition.

      Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd. Machynlleth, Powys. - 2015 1st edition. Two volumes together in slipcase. 4to. Ppx,302. Colour and b/w photographs, line drawings. Full dark blue Nigerian goatskin. Slipcase. Mint new copy in slipcase. Edition limited to 25 signed and numbered copies. The author's research has brought to light many rare documents, providing evidence for a tradition of imitative fly dressing, particularly in Yorkshire's Wharfedale, going back over 300 years. He has had access to several rare and early fly lists and his book includes the full texts of several previously unpublished manuscripts - from William Lister's fishing diary 1712-1724 to a number of fly-lists of nineteenth century beck-watchers. Additionally he provides much new information on previously published sources such as Walbran, Pritt and Edmonds & Lee, as well as up-to-date information on tying and fishing soft-hackle flies. Beautifully illustrated with examples of actual flies and materials, and with images from the original manuscripts, this book tells the definitive story of the North Country fly. DE LUXE EDITION. This is a copy of the two volume de luxe edition, each finely bound in full dark blue Nigerian goatskin leather. Volume One is the text of The North Country Fly and is signed and numbered by the author. Volume Two contains two panels each containing ten specimens of North Country flies dressed for this edition by the author. This selection of traditional patterns is taken from a wide variety of North Country rivers and streams, and the flies have been tied from the original dressings and utilising authentic North Country hackles and vintage silks. In order to best remain faithful to the profile of the original patterns, the flies have been dressed on straight-eyed, light-wire Daiichi dry-fly hooks. The two leather-bound volumes are housed together in a handsome matching blue slipcase lined with wine-red felt. This de luxe edition is limited to only 25 signed and numbered two-volume sets for sale and we now have very few left. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Pocket List

      El Cerrito, California:: Red Parrot Press,, 2015.. Edition of 5 . 11 x 15"; 30 pages. Accordion extending from back pastedown. Digital printing plus linocuts and colored pencil. Incorporates images from 10th- and 11th-century Spanish illuminated manuscript version of the commentary on the apocalypse by Saint Beatus of Liebana. In slipcase. Signed and numbered on the colophon by the artist. This dire prediction is purportedly from the next millennium. Will it take that long? Barbara Milman: "This is a pun - say A Pocket List out loud & it sounds like - Apocalypse! "The title page says it is published by Revelation Press - this is a hint that the book is not factual - there is no such press, it is invented for this book only. It says it is published by Alert University in Alert, Nunavet, Canada. Alert is a real place, it is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world (this is explained on the colophon page). It is actually a small weather research center, with a miniscule population. Certainly no highways with addresses up to 29873. And, of course, no university where I could be a professor of ancient art and archeology. The date of my little introduction to the book is also a hint - November 2, 3491.

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        The Story of the Fisherman

      Santa Cruz, California:: Foolscap Press,, 2015.. Edition of 117. 9.875 x 8.3"; 80 pages. 18 illustrations including the illustrated title page. Printed on Lettra from Crane & Co. and set in Legend, a type designed in 1937 by L.H. Schneidler. Pochoir. Hand bound at the press. Laid in four flap cloth covered portfolio with magnet closure. Signed by the artist Brian Bowes. The Story of the Fisherman is taken from the Arabian Nights and is translated by Edward William Lane (1801-1876).Foolscap Press: "The Story of the Fisherman is part of a much larger collection of folklore and literature popularly known as the Arabian Nights or The One Thousand and One Nights. The stories originated from ancient Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian sources collected over hundreds of years during the Islamic Golden Age, that is, from the eighth to the thirteenth centuries. These stories reflect the enormous, highly civilized Islamic world that existed at the time. And it was a time when a traveler could wander through an extensive portion of the known world speaking Arabic, studying and praying in mosques, and being a stranger yet sharing a familiar culture. "There is a frame story common to all the editions of the Arabian Nights that involve the ruler of the Persian Empire, King Shahrayar, and his bride Shahrazad. The core scene is the bedchamber of King Shahrayar. His new bride for the night is Shahrazad, daughter to the king's own vizier. She is one more virgin destined to die at sunrise after spending just a single night in the king's bed. The king has sworn to work his way through all the virgins of his kingdom, putting each to death the following morning because his former queen (and therefore all women, in his view) was without virtue. So he decreed that the young women in the kingdom would pay the ultimate penalty for their queen's transgressions."The Arabian Nights is a collection of stories told against death. Starting with the frame story of Shahrazad and King Shahrayar, the stories unfold, stories within stories, many of them with the intention of prolonging the life of the one telling the story. This present book, titled The Story of the Fisherman, is typical of the Arabian Nights stories in that it is a series of stories tucked within the opening story."For this edition, illustrator Brian Bowes has transformed Shadrazad's narration into a panorama of imposing images setting before the reader a visual extravagance of place and time and character. Mr. Bowes is the former Illustrator Coordinator for San Francisco North & East Bay Region of the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators (SCBWI). He is an illustrator, graphic designer and art instructor. Once printed, the illustrations are hand colored in a French method called pochoir where paint is applied with a brush through cut-out stencils. "This edition of The Story of the Fisherman has evolved both as a story of words and, at the same time, a story told in graphic art form. Due to the accordion nature of the binding, the book can be opened to display the story in images and the reader will discover visual connections between the linked illustrations."The illustration on the front and back covers is based on an illuminated page from a Koran made for Sultan Uljaytu Hamadan in 1313 by Abdallah ibn Muhammad al-Hamadani.

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        Lac des Pleurs. Report from Lake Pepin

      "[Stockholm, WI]": Midnight Paper Sales. 2015. "Edition limited to 119 copies (copy 16), this being one of 100 bound in quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards (19 copies remain in sheets); folio (approx. 15½"" x 10¼""), pp. [6], 9-11, [1], 15-25, [1], 29- 31, [1], 35-37, [1], 41-43, [1], 47-66, [5]; large folding wood-engraved map and 8 multi-color wood engravings on 7 sheets (5 folding, depicting pelicans, fish, and river scenes) inserted; 31 other zinc engravings of fish in the text; introduction by Patrick Coleman; title page and box label printed from specially made wood type based on tracings by Russell Maret from Aldus Manutius's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili; the binding is by Craig Jensen, Book Lab II, using hand-made marbled paper by Jemma Lewis based on photographs of wet stones along the shores of Lake Pepin. As new, at the published price, in the original leather-backed clamshell box with pelican label on the spine. Seven years in the making, this homage to Schanilec's second home, Lake Pepin - that great widening of the Mississippi River between St. Paul, Minnesota and La Crosse, Wisconsin - is his most ambitious project to date. "

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        Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning & Procedures

      Elsevier Science Health Science div, 2015. 13 CSM PCK. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-26896210; EAN: 9780323357364

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        Esoteric Time. 'T Was later when the summer went.

      Fort Lauderdale, FL 2015 - Artist's book, unique, a vintage (19th century New England) wood steeple clock, with glass door showing inner works of clock and original metal pendulum, with facsimile of Emily Dickinson's poem, 'T was later when the summer went" on the front and back panels of the clock, along with colophon - artist's statement, signed by Dorothy Simpson Krause and dated 2015. Size of clock: 20 x 11 x 4.5 inches. With print of cricket on transparent film on pendulum, over a map of Amherst in the early 1800's showing Dickinson's home. On the top glass panel is a print on transparent film of the only known authenticated photograph of Emily Dickinson from the Amherst College Archives & Special Collections, together with the text of 'T Was later.in black type running to clear when it is superimposed on the poet's black dress, facsimile signature of the poet below. The artist's statement is printed on toned paper affixed to the back of the steeple clock, in the shape of the steeple clock. The artist notes that this poem, written on the back of an envelope, celebrates nature's clock with the song of the cricket announcing the summer and its cessation heralding its end. Ms. Krause notes that crickets, a symbol of good fortune, were often kept in cages so their songs could be enjoyed. The artist further notes that the poet might have considered this fate related to the subjugation of women in her time. An unusual visual interpretation of one of Emily Dickinson's poems, this is conceptually perfect catching the simple words with all attendant complications. This is a handsome book / book object.'T was later when the summer wentThan when the cricket came,And yet we knew that gentle clockMeant nought but going home.'T was sooner when the cricket wentThan when the winter came,Yet that pathetic pendulumKeeps esoteric time. See an Image. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Etui - Portable Necessities.

      [Boston 2015 - Artist's book, one of 10 copies, all on Frankfurt paper each copy signed and numbered by the artist on the back panel, "Laura Davidson, # of 10, 2015". Page size: 1.5 x 3-3/4 inches; 16 pages, 2 of which are 1-3/8 inch square fold-overs with fold-over needle case opposite titlepage. Bound: leporello style, folds going into buff colored Rising Stonehenge paper, painted button closure, which in turn is housed in custom-made carrying case of grey Canson paper over boards, solander case, decorated with 4 rows of 3 each mother-of-pearl shirt buttons sewn on front, title painted on top lid as needle-case. Hand-painted and hand-lettered and hand stitched by Laura Davidson. The artist has outfitted her "etui" with needle and a "case of needles" and scissors, thread, buttons, tape measure, thimble, spare buttons, needle threader, all painted trompe l'oeil rather than the actual items. The text is lettered across and vertically, interspersed with the items in the traditional sewing kit, and reads "Manage Loose Ends / Protect / Form Attachments / Closure / Take Measures. The items and words are visually connected by chain stitching in tan. From the everyday objects now found in hotel rooms around the world, these traveler's necessities were, in past centuries, luxury items for the wealthy. Made of porcelain, or enamel, or carved semi-precious stone, these small items carried not only needles but perfume, comb, forks, and other items that the wealthy aristocrat of the 18th and 19th century thought "necessary" - hence the term "necessaire" to cover these beautiful objects. Today's sewing kits may not come close to the elegance or beauty of those of Battersea enamel or Limoges porcelain, but this one does! See an Image. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Helpers of the Southwest: A Guide for Young Travelers / Ayudantes Animales del Sudoeste Un Guía Para Viajeros Jóvenes

      Richmond, California:: Art Hazelwood,, 2015.. Edition of 25. 12 pages; 14.25 x 11.25". Octagonal shaped. Text bilingual (Spanish and English). Printed on Banks Cream Long Grain papers. 12 woodcuts with screenprinted borders and texts. Hand bound by the artist with decorative covers and screenprinted cover title. Art Hazelwood: "This handprinted book in Spanish and English text offers the viewer a series of allies in the ever more threatening passage across the desert regions of the US Mexico border. Ayudantes Animales del Sudoeste - Un Guía Para Viajeros Jóvenes, Animal Helpers of the Southwest - A Guide For Young Travelers is a book inspired both by the struggles of people as they are driven to take dangerous risks in this harsh environment, and also by the native cultures of the Southwest. "I have lived on the Zuni Reservation in New Mexico off and on for the last four years and the tradition there of small carved animal figures, called fetishes, carry with them a suggestion of protective animal spirits. The animals were not drawn from photos or direct observation. It was my intention to visualize the animal I could see in my mind, that I could see in dreams. Like the animal fetishes these animal helpers offer their specific aid. The Desert Tortoise provides water, the Kangaroo Rat night vision. As surveillance and the border wall grow out from more populous areas it drives migrants to cross in ever more dangerous places. The heat tolerance of a Rattlesnake and the guidance of a Coyote are needed. "For all the young travelers now seeking to reach family or escape other dangers at home I offer this small fetish object - a book of twelve animals in woodcut with screenprinted text and borders."

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        Interluceo. Papercut Illustrations by Beatrice Coron. Watermarks by Helen Hiebert.

      Helen Hiebert Studio, Red Cliff, CO 2015 - Artist's book, one of 25 copies, each signed by the designer / papermaker, Helen Hiebert and dated on the titlepage, all on her own handmade papers, 75% cotton / 25% abaca blend paper to showcase watermarks; pigmented abaca pulp to create the rainbow spectrum of translucent papers. Page size: 9- 3/16 x 9-3/16 inches: 72pp; including colophon and endsheets. Bound by Claudia Cohen: hand-sewn exposed spine, grey paper wrappers printed with title and geometric shapes in darker grey on front panel, housed in custom- made plum silk over boards with title printed blind on grey paper laid onto spine. Illustrated with 7 hand-cut paper illustrations (translucent abaca paper in hues of rainbow) portray the mysteries of life: a baby in the womb, a couple, a child, a child gaining strength and running to embrace life, the building of a home (the pentagonal shape), exploring the world and, finally, spiritual contemplation. The seven white handmade papers feature seven intricate geometric watermarks which relate to the numbers one through seven and their corresponding shapes: point, line, triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon, septagon. While the numbers 1-7 have many meanings - days of the week, notes in musical scale, colors of rainbow - the 7 geometric shapes here progress from a point (the circle) to a seven-sided form. If this sequence were to continue ad infinitum, the resulting multi-sided figure with an infinite number of sides would approach the shape of a circle again (either the beginning or the end). The text was printed letterpress in Dante by Tom Leech, Palace of the Governors Press, Santa Fe, NM from polymer plates made by Boxcar Press. The designer / papermaker, Helen Hiebert, has contributed a page of "Reflections" which is an artist's statement in which she discusses this book. Interluceo is defined as to shine or gleam between, to be transparent, to light or light through gaps. The luminosity of abaca (banana plant fiber) is cited as an inspiration to create the colored papers of INTERLUCEO. Ms. Hiebert discusses watermarks - noting that hers are created not from wire in the papermaking mould but rather a thin rubber material. They are beautiful and the perfect subtle foil to the obvious brilliance of the cut-outs. From the cut-out and collaged seven- sided form on the titlepage to the diamond-shaped text of colophon, all in this book is simple and simply elegant. Looking at the edges of the book reveals the rainbow inside and urges the reader / viewer to enter into the mystery of light and color exhibited in these beautiful pages. The ultimate reward is the turning of each page as the story unfolds through forms as well as color and light. Abstract enough for the reader to enter his own story, but concrete enough to be visual poetry, this is a wonderful book. See an Image. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Die römischen Mosaiken und Malereien der kirchlichen Bauten vom IV. bis XIII. Jahrhundert unter den Auspizen und mit allerhöchster Förderung Seiner Majestät Kaiser Wilhelms II.; Erster Band, 1. Hälfte; Erster Band, Text, Zweite Hälfte ; Dritter Band; Tafeln: Mosaiken; Vierter Band; Tafeln: Malereien

      Fines Mundi GmbH, Saarbrücken, 01-2015. Original erschienen bei Herdersche Verlagshandlung, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1916. XLVII, 512; II, 513- 1226; X, Tafeln 1- 124; XVI, Tafeln 124- 300, Mit 300 Tafeln auf 285 Seiten und 542 Textbildern. Format: Kleinfolio (36,4 x 25,7), Schrifttyp: Latein (Modernes Schriftbild). Verlagsfrischer, bibliophil ausgestatteter Faksimile-Reprint, gedruckt auf einem schönen alterungsbeständigen und säurefreien Werkdruckpapier, das den Originaleindruck am Besten wiedergibt. Gebunden als robuste Bibliotheksversion in Ganzleinen mit Rückengoldprägung. Aus dem Verlag Fines Mundi, Saarbrücken. Ein dem Stil der Zeit entsprechender Umschlag wurde auf dem Vorderdeckel aufgezogen.Please notice: we offer here a facsimile of the original edition, bound in hardcover, printed on an acid free paper, lightly coloured. Coloured plates are printed in colour, maps reduced to 12 x 18 inches. Our bindings are handmade in different styles. Please contact us, if you have further questions..

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