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Architectural picture alphabet

Published by J. de Pian and L. Müller, Vienna (1842)

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Item Description: J. de Pian and L. Müller, Vienna, 1842. Pian, Jean Baptiste de (illustrator). Folio. 26ff. Twenty-six color lithographs after Jean Baptiste de Pian, printed and finished by hand by the noted Viennese lithographers Leopold Müller, Johann Höfelich and M. R. Toma, each tipped into mounts and matted. Each plate in this series has a large letter of the alphabet fully incorporated as part of the internal decoration or architectural structure of various buildings, set in realistic landscapes. The buildings range from traditional European domestic architecture to exotic Babylonian and Egyptian temples, Moorish mosques, Indian porticoes adorned with stone elephants, and a Chinese palace. The illustrations directly reference many periods and styles of art and architecture, including the Classical, Baroque, Eclectic, Gothic, and Romantic movements. In his essay on Pian's alphabet, Dr. Anton Durstmüller notes that the letters also correspond with architectural elements in the scenes. In one illustration, the letter F forms the shape of a kitchen hearth, which is "Feuerstätte" in German. The illustrations are imaginative and nuanced, with attention to the finest architectural details. Jean Baptiste de Pian, also known as Giovanni Battista de Pian, belonged to a family of Italian artists who immigrated from Venice to Vienna in the late 18th century. Jean Baptiste's father and grandfather were both draughtsmen, painters, and engravers who also worked as set designers for the Imperial Court Theater of Vienna. This set is extremely rare; only one other copy has sold at auction in the last thirty-five years. A facsimile was published in Vienna in 1973, a copy of which accompanies this set. Housed in a blue board folding case. Some imprints slightly shaved, most lower imprints cropped, adhesion abrasion from old matting on a few images, minor marginal soiling, and scattered foxing. With the bookplate of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow inside the front cover of the box. (Durstmüller, Ein Schmuckalphabet Aus Wien). Bookseller Inventory # 25299

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Alphabet Gothique par Midolle

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Item Description: N.p., 1845. Midolle, Jean (illustrator). Octavo. (26)ff. A manuscript alphabet book of calligraphic paintings, signed by the artist. Includes title page, twenty-four letters, and "Fin." A renowned nineteenth-century Swiss calligrapher and miniature-painter, Midolle executed his alphabets in the gothic style of lettering to resemble the text of a medieval manuscript, and often decorated his work elaborately. Although a leading figure in the field of chromolithography, Midolle also handcolored his work in the fashion of the miniature paintings found in fifteenth-century French illuminated books. Entirely hand drawn, Alphabet Gothique is executed in such a style, with each elaborately detailed letter rendered in bright colors that have retained their vibrancy to a remarkable degree. Multi-colored flowers, birds, and serpents are prevalent as compositional motifs, intertwined with the letters themselves. Bound in brown morocco with a cover design by noted American collector Cornelius Hauck. The design depicts an oak tree in brown and green morocco onlays. The tree is situated behind three arched and spired portals in gilt that suggest a cathedral. The spine also incorporates portions of the design. Gilt dentelles and silk endpapers complete this handsome binding, which is a fitting complement to the exquisite artwork inside. A.e.g. Very fine. Bookseller Inventory # 20975

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Felixmüller, Conrad und Londa:

Published by Dresden, Selbstverlag, (1925)

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Item Description: Dresden, Selbstverlag, 1925. Zweifarbig gedruckter Holzschnitt-Titel und 15 eigenhändig kolorierte und signierte Holzschnitt-Tafeln von Conrad Felixmüller. Söhn 348-363. Pressler 25. Ziersch, Bilderbuch, 182. Rifkind Coll. 617. Jentsch 154. Pommeranz-Liedtke S. 180. Eines von 100 num. Exemplaren auf Bütten. Druckvermerk und sämtl. Holzschnitte vom Künstler signiert. Eines der wenigen Exemplare, die Felixmüller koloriert und auf jedem Blatt signiert hat. Unterhalb der letzten Darstellung mit eigh. Vermerk vom Künstler: "Eigenhändig coloriert - Conrad Felixmüller" (laut Söhn wurden nur etwa 10 Exemplare vom Künstler koloriert). Auf dem Titel- und dem Schlußblatt wird in Holzschnitt erläutert: "Für meine Kinder Luca und Titus und für die Kinder meiner Freunde gezeichnet und in Holz geschnitten . Unter meiner Aufsicht in der Firma F. Emil Boden Dresden im Dezember 1925 gedruckt." Schön koloriertes ABC-Buch mit Tier-, Zirkus-, Spiel- und Märchenszenen, bei dem Felixmüller ebenso wie die Autorin der Verse das Kunststück vollbringen mussten, immer 2 aufeinanderfolgende Buchstaben des Alphabets in 1 Bild und 1 Zweizeiler zu bringen: "Ein Riese ist der Elefant. Der Fotograf knipst ihn gewandt. - Die Katze sieht zum Fenster raus, und Luca schneidet Bilder aus". - 8 Bl. mit kl. Wasserfleck im oberen w. R., Vorsätze erneuert. - Insges. schönes und farbfrisches Exemplar, komplett signiert sehr selten. - Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für Bücher bis 1000 Gramm. Bücher über 1000 Gramm kosten nach Deutschland EUR 5,30, nach EU-Ausland EUR 14.-, für andere Länder bitte nachfragen. - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 27,5 x 35 cm. Halbpergamentband d. Z. mit vergold. Rückentitel. Bookseller Inventory # 16429

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ABC. - Ein geschütteltes, geknütteltes Alphabet in: Felixmüller, Conrad (

Felixmüller, Conrad ( *1897 Dresden-1977 Berlin ); Felixmüller, Londa

Published by Selbstverlag, Dresden (1925)

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Item Description: Selbstverlag, Dresden, 1925. Mit 16 ( davon 15 von Conrad Felixmüller handkolorierten ) Original-Holzschnitten auf Büttenpapier. Der miteingebundene Umschlag-Holzschnitt ist in rot und blau gedruckt. Im schlichten Leineneinband späterer Zeit, Quer4° ( 27,5 x 35,5 cm ). Die 15 Holzschnitte jeweils laut Widmungsvermerk von Conrad Felixmüller eigenhändig koloriert, der Titelumschlag in blau und rot gedruckt. Hier das Exemplar Nr. 17 einer Auflage von nur 100 nummerierten und signierten Exemplaren im Selbstverlag ( laut Impressum auf dem ersten kolorierten Holzschnitt ). Der erste kolorierte Holzschnitt von Felixmüller eigenhändig mit *17* nummeriert und mit *C.Felixmüller* signiert. Sämtliche Holzschnitte einschließlich dem gedruckten Umschlag-Holzschnitt auch im Druck mit *FM* monogrammiert. Der letzte Holzschnitt untenstehend mit eigenhändig in Tinte geschriebenem datiertem und signierten Widmungsvermerk Felixmüllers: *Eigenhändig coloriert für Dr. G.K:- Hambug - Tautenhain - Weihnachten 1951. Conrad Felixmüller, in herzlichster Dankbarkeit*. Eins von 250 (gesamt 350) Exemplaren auf Ingres Papier. Eines der nach Söhn vom Künstler eigenhändig kolorierten nur "etwa 10 Exemplare". Der erste kolorierte Holzschnitt mit Impressum mit gedrucktem Vermerk: "Unter meiner Aufsicht vom Oberdrucker Zielinski in der Firma F. Emil Boden Dresden im Dezember 1925 gedruckt". Schön koloriertes ABC-Buch mit Tier-, Zirkus-, Spiel- und Märchenszenen, bei dem Felixmüller ebenso wie die Autorin der Verse Londa Felixmüller das Kunststück vollbringen mussten, immer 2 aufeinanderfolgende Buchstaben des Alphabets in 1 Bild und 1 Zweizeiler zu bringen: z.B.: "Man kann die Clowns im Circus sehn, Wie sie auf einem Drahtseil stehn. / Ein Riese ist der Elefant. Der Fotograf knipst ihn gewandt. / Die Katze sieht zum Fenster raus, und Luca schneidet Bilder aus. / Zum Schlittenfahren stets bereit ist Titus voller Heiterkeit. ". ( Literatur: Söhn 348-363 (mit den Abbildungen aller Holzschnitte); Jentsch (Illustrierte Bücher des deutschen Expressionismus) 154 ); Ziersch, Bilderbuch, 182; Rifkind Coll. 617. ) Der Einband leicht fleckig, etwas angestaubt, der Vorderdeckel mit kleiner handschriftlicher Notiz *F* in oberer Ecke ( wohl für Felixmüller ), Bindung stärker gelockert. Innen wenige Blätter gering fleckig oder gering fingerfleckig, die kolorierten expressiven Holzschnitte farbfrisch erhalten, die Vorsatzblätter gering fleckig bzw. gering stockfleckig mit kleinen Randläsionen insbesondere zu den Ecken hin bzw. eselsohrig, der vordere Vorsatz mit altem Exlibris, die übrigen Blätter teils minimal fleckig zum Unterrand hin außerhalb der Darstellung. Insgesamt von guter, dekorativer Erhaltung. Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz - überaus selten - ( Gewicht 500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ). Bookseller Inventory # 13740

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Item Description: Ensemble de deux ouvrages reliés en un volume in-4 (203x152 mm), vélin rigide de l'époque. 1- Quatrième édition de l’Utopie par Thomas More et seconde édition de ses "Epigrammata", corrigé par l'auteur et imprimé par Johann Froben, l'imprimeur de prédilection d'Erasme travaillant à Bâle depuis 1490. La troisième partie: les "Epigrammes" d’Erasme, n’a pas été reliée dans cet exemplaire. Première page de titre dans un large encadrement de Holbein, la lettre d'Erasme à Froben au verso. Pages 8-10, lettre de Budé. Page 12 représentation de l'île de l'Utopie et p. 13 l'alphabet des Utopiens. Page 17, reprise de l’encadrement de Holbein pour la lettre de Th. More à Pierre Gilles. Le livre second porte un premier colophon. Page 167 grande marque de Froben. Suivi d’un troisième encadrement de Holbein. Aux pages 171-179: les "Progymnasmata Thomae Mori et G. Lilii", les "Epigrammes" par Th. More aux p. 180-271 et colophon à la page 271 avec une autre marque de Froben au verso. "La perfection du texte, le souci apporté aussi bien au contenu qu'à la présentation graphique et esthétique faite par Hans Holbein font de cette édition de l'Utopie l'un des plus beaux documents et des plus hauts monuments de la littérature et de la pensée moderne" (‘L'Utopie’, Cat. de l'expo. Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, 1977, n° 4) (Adams, M 1756. Gibson, n°4. D16 M 6300. Vander Hagen, ‘Bibliotheca Erasmiana’, III, p. 41. Voir PMM, n°47). 2- Deuxième édition, la première chez Frobenius de ce recueil à l’usage de la jeunesse et des étudiants, avec notes et commentaires par Erasme (la première date de 1517). Contient les ‘Distiques’ du Pseudo-Caton, les ‘Dits des Sept Sages’, suivis d'un choix d'oeuvres morales: "De contemptu mundi" par Eucher de Lyon -- "Praecepta ad Demonicum" par Isocrate -- "Institutum hominis Christiani" par Erasme -- les "Sentences" de Publilius Syrus -- "Ludus septem sapientium" par Ausone -- "Les sentences" de Sextius, etc. (Adams, C 1115. VD16 C 1606. Vander Hagen, ‘Bibliotheca Erasmiana’, II, p. 15). Bel exemplaire, de toute fraîcheur, grand de marges, parfaitement conservé. Bookseller Inventory # 36263

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SHAHN, BEN; BONET; BEN SHAHN; PAUL BONET

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Item Description: 1954. BOUND BY PAUL BONET SHAHN, Ben. The Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. 4to., 272 x 167 mm, bound by Paul Bonet in a full polished red and black calf binding with Hebraic-like alphabetic onlays on both covers, with matching chemise and slipcase; the original cloth binding bound-in. New York: Printed at the Spiral Press for Pantheon, 1954. A superb example of twentieth-century bookbinding from the greatest French practitioner of the art. Laid in are three autograph letters from Paul Bonet to the person who commissioned the binding, and a typed letter, signed from Ben Shahn concerning the book itself. One of 50 copies containing an original signed drawing by Shahn, of a total edition of 550 copies, with the colophon also signed by Shahn. The delicate calf chemise and slipcase are in near-fine condition. A Century of Artists Books, p. 109. Bookseller Inventory # 118572

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HEISLER (Jindrich).

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Item Description: Book Condition: OCCASION. L'Alphabet. 1952. Constitué par les clichés des 25 collages originaux contrecollés sur des feuilles de papier in-12, formant les lettres de l'alphabet et foliotés de A à Z (sauf le W), chacun de 14 cm de hauteur, sous emboîtage. Texte tapuscrit biographique sur Heisler joint avec quelques autographes. (CN24) Le chef-d'oeuvre de Jindrich Heisler (1914-1953) et sa dernière réalisation. Poète, peintre et photographe, Heisler adhère en 1938 au "Groupe des surréalistes en Tchécoslovaquie" dont Toyen (Maria Cerminova, 1902-1980) était membre. Pendant la guerre, il crée des collages à partir de photomontages et objets. "En 1943, il découvre une nouvelle technique qu'il appelle photogravure". Toyen et Heisler partent à Paris en 1947. "De 1948 à 1950, il devient membre du comité de rédaction et en même temps un des animateurs de la revue Néon, première revue surréaliste d'après guerre, dont il réalise la mise en page (Dictionnaire général du surréalisme). Quand Heisler meurt, début 1953, Breton lui rend hommage car il "a vécu intégralement pour le surréalisme". Dans Le Surréalisme et la peinture, Breton écrit : "Et aussi disparu (tout récemment, hélas !, celui que j'aimais entre tous, celui qui. fut ici la mieux ramifiée et la plus subtile articulation de l'activité surréaliste, mon très cher Jindrich Heisler.") (p. 209-210). En 1955, Breton utilise les lettres de l'alphabet de Heisler pour composer le mot "surréalisme" qui sert d'ouverture aux pages de documents de la réédition des Manifestes du surréalisme aux éditions du Sagitaire, dans une maquette de Pierre Faucheux, publiée simultanément en version reliée au Club français du livre (Faucheux. Le Magicien du livre, 1995, p. 209). On notera la différence de qualité et de finesse entre l'original sur papier brillant et la reproduction, en petit format, médiocre et fort sombre. Certaines lettres de cet alphabet surréaliste (A, D, E, H, I, O, T) ont été utilisées comme lettrines pour les chapitres du livre de Jennifer Mundy, Surrealism: desire unbound (2001). Leur reproduction est parfaite, quoique d'un format très réduit. Le catalogue Alphabets de l'exposition organisée par Massin au Musée-Galerie de la Seita en 1986 présentait cet ensemble (n° 201). Les gravures étaient alors contrecollées sur bois découpé. Tout en reprenant la technique du collage de gravures anciennes portée à la perfection par Max Ernst, Heisler lui donne une nouvelle dimension typographique, associant des éléments disparates afin de produire le choc surréaliste qui fait mouche à chaque fois, dont José Pierre dit qu'ils sont "d'une invention sans faille" (Le Surréalisme : dictionnaire de poche, 1966). Joint un exemplaire de Jindrich Heisler : Surrealism under Pressure, catalogue de l'exposition de 2012 à l'Art Institute of Chicago. N° 632 du catalogue Livres 1 de la vente André Breton (mentionnant par erreur 26 collages). Bookseller Inventory # 1329463

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The Tennis Alphabet: Hess, Kenneth G.

Hess, Kenneth G.

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ISBN 10: 0517125218 ISBN 13: 9780517125212

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Item Description: Random House Value Publishing, 1994. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0517125218

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Alphabet House (Board Buddies): Nancy Elizabeth Wallace,

Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth Wallace (Illustrator)

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ISBN 10: 0761453059 ISBN 13: 9780761453055

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Item Description: Amazon Children's Publishing, 2008. Board book. Book Condition: New. BRDBK. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0761453059

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Spilled Alphabet Soup: Tom Szalay, F.

Tom Szalay, F. Dean Sneed (Illustrator)

ISBN 10: 1935086723 ISBN 13: 9781935086727

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Item Description: 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1935086723

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Smith, Joseph. [Deseret Alphabet.] [Ex-libris F.M. Bishop, cartographer.]

Published by Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros., New York (1869)

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Item Description: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros., New York, 1869. Hardcover. First edition. xi, 443p. Octavo [23 cm]; bound in black cloth with title and image of the Salt Lake Temple gilt stamped on the spine. Binding is very good with some minor wear and bumping at edges and corners. Internally the book is in near fine condition. Ex-libris cartographer F.M. Bishop, who, alongside seven other men, was a crew member on John Wesley Powell's first expedition of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon in 1869. F.M. Bishop's bookplate is fixed to the front pastedown. This book was passed from F.M. Bishop to his son, Dr. W.D. Bishop whose ownership inscription is written in blue ink on the front and rear pastedowns. Print runs for the Deseret Alphabet Book of Mormon are usually cited as five-hundred, making this one of the rarest Book of Mormons. The Deseret Alphabet was introduced in 1854 and was created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, and George D. Watt. Made up of thirty-eight characters (apparently it was partially based on Pitman shorthand) to correlate with basic sounds in the English language, the Deseret Alphabet was intended to be used to help simplify the principles of the English language. The Deseret News announced in its issue of January 19, 1854, "The Board [of Regents] have held frequent sittings this winter, with the sanguine hope of simplifying the English Language, and especially its orthography. After many fruitless attempts to render the common alphabet of the day subservient to their purpose, they found it expedient to invent an entirely new and original set of characters."Although only a written language, Brigham Young had high hopes for the new language, firmly believing it would unite the many foreign converts that were streaming into Utah from Europe. The creation of the language was one of the more unusual ideas of Brigham Young, and never was fully embraced by the Mormons. The Deseret Alphabet was abandoned shortly after Young's death. Flake/Draper 607. Auerbach I: 1183. Sabin 83050. Bookseller Inventory # 47138

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A Bug Collection, an alphabet of bugs: Salmon, Peter

Salmon, Peter

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Item Description: Chicago, Illinois IL, 1900. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. On offer is an absolutely remarkable handwritten manuscript work of tremendous depth, researched, written and compiled by John C.C. Clarke, A.M, titled "ALPHABETS OF THE WORLD." This book is his original unpublished manuscript and details the alphabets of the world from ancient times; Egyptian hieroglyphics, Egyptian hieratic, Egyptian Demotic, or Enchorial, Egyptian Comparative Tables, Coptic (Egyptian), Ancient Libyan, modern Libyan, Southern Arabic and so on. 479 pp but not all pages are full since Mr. Clarke left space between chapters and spare pages if he overwrote. The work is complete as per the author's handwritten notes. The author has signed the last page stating it is wholly executed and listing the sections of the book for which he claims originality. Scholars and historians of world languages will find this work priceless for its remarkable detail and depth. An added bonus is a wealth of ephemera being newspaper articles about the author and his work. As mentioned the author states "This book, on this date is wholly executed .Sep 21, 1900" as if in preparation for publishing [though it never was]. On the last page Mr. Clark provides a concise biography: he was born in Providence R.I. in 1833. He was a Phi Beta Kappa and got his A.B. and M.A. from the University of Rochester (1859, and 1866). He earned his doctorate in 1894 from Bellevue College of the University of Omaha. He was a professor at the University of Chicago from 1865 to 1867. He was a Professor of Greek, Modern Languages and Hebrew at various colleges - see photo. He was a pastor in Yonkers, NY, also Chicago and Cincinnati. He wrote three books - The Origin and Varieties of the Semitic Alphabet (Chicago, 1884, 20 pages of plates); Man and his Divine Father (Chicago 1900) and Revelation Rediscovered (Chicago 1905). There are many citations throughout this work which provide a valuable bibliography and footnotes. This large leather gilt edged and titled book is in MINT condition as it has been stored in cloth and boxed for nearly 110 years. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Autograph. Bookseller Inventory # 000705

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A Bug Collection, an alphabet of bugs: Salmon, Peter

Salmon, Peter

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: An ABC compilation of bug paintings and information about those bugs, by painter and Naturalist, Peter Salmon. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1484113330

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A Fowl Alphabet, Twenty-six Wood Engravings by: CHELONIIIDAE Press. -

CHELONIIIDAE Press. - Alan James ROBINSON

Published by Cheloniidae Press, [Easthampton, Massachusetts] (1986)

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Item Description: Cheloniidae Press, [Easthampton, Massachusetts], 1986. (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches). Bound volume: title printed in black with the word fowl lettered by hand, half title. Text and colophon/limitation leaf printed in brown and black. 26 wood-engraved plates of birds by Robinson, presented in alphabetical order according to their common name, each with their name and their scientific name added beneath in variously coloured inks in a fine calligraphic hand by Suzanne Moore, the letter of the alphabet added above each plate in manuscript by the same hand. Colophon/limitation leaf signed and numbered 'A/2' in pencil by Robinson; Chemise: an additional suite of the 26 wood-engraved plates, each signed and numbered 'A/2' in pencil; a set of 26 blind-stamped impressions of the line cut initials produced for the regular limited edition; 1 original pen, ink and watercolour drawing on vellum (sheet size: 5 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches) of the head of the Toucan; extra-illustrated with two copies of the original prospectus, one signed by Robinson. Bound volume: original limp vellum by Grey Parrot, the flat spine titled in gilt; Chemise: unbound (as issued) within original vellum-backed cloth-covered boards. Both volumes contained within a single vellum-backed cloth-covered box, the spine titled and dated in gilt with the Sea Turtle device at the foot of the spine One of five copies: the whole edition limited to 231 signed and numbered copies, including 31 "Full Vellum Edition" copies, this a "Full Vellum" example but one of the "five artists proofs" and numbered "A/2". The prospectus describes the "Full Vellum Edition" as having the "initial letter and the Latin and common names of the birds? hand lettered by Suzanne Moore. The book is bound [in] full bleached vellum by Gray Parrot. An extra suite of the 26 wood-engravings, a set of the alphabet blind-stamped and a drawing are laid in a chemise and housed in a quarter vellum tray-case." [with:] A boxed collection of three 'folders', containing a paste-up, original artwork, and a set of watercolour drawings, all relating to the production of 'A Fowl Alphabet', together with an explanatory 3pp. TLS from Robinson. [Easthampton and elsewhere: circa 1986]. The three 'folders' contained within a single cloth box, with a calligraphic manuscript title label inset on the spine [comprised of:] Alan James ROBINSON (designer, illustrator), and Harold Patrick McGRATH (printer). A full-size paste-up of 'A Fowl Alphabet'. [Easthampton and elsewhere:] "1986". 44pp. (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches): title and 3 preliminary pages with a mixture of pasted-on typeset words and manuscript notes; 8pp. introductory text composed from blocks of pasted-on typeset text with numerous manuscript notes; 1p. manuscript section title; 1p. blank; 27 pp., twenty-six of which have versions of the wood-engraved illustrations pasted-on with the initial letters penciled above (the final image with a proof of the line-cut initial pasted on), with the type-set (or in two cases manuscript) names of the birds below (the twenty-seventh page, between 'Y' and 'Z' is blank); 1p. blank; 1p. colophon/limitation with a block of pasted-on typeset text; 1p. final blank. + 1 second version of the title and the following three pages. Unbound within a cloth chemise. The "first complete paste-up of the book with notes and placements - a unique piece" (Robinson, letter) [and:] Alan James ROBINSON (illustrator), and Suzanne MOORE (calligrapher). A full set of original pencil drawings for "A Fowl Alphabet' with the manuscript calligraphy added. [Easthampton and elsewhere:] "1986". 27 leaves (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches): typeset title with the word 'fowl' added in a calligraphic hand; 26 leaves of thick 'papier d'arches' each with an original pencil drawing of a bird's head by Robinson, presented in alphabetical order according to their common name, each with this name and their scientific name added beneath in light brown coloured inks in a fine calligraphic hand by Suzanne Moore, the letter of the alphabet added above each plate in manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 24057

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An English Alphabet, For the Use of: OMAI] SHARP, Granville

Item Description: Printed for J. Galabin, London, 1786. Octavo, 76 pp.; a very good untrimmed copy in recent quarter calf. Very rare English grammar which records the unique method used to teach English to Omai.The first Polynesian to visit Britain, Omai became an overnight sensation when he arrived in Portsmouth aboard Cook's Adventure on 14 July 1774. He was presented to the king, feted by Fanny Burney, approved by Samuel Johnson, entertained by Mrs Thrale and Lord Sandwich, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, and even his rapid mastery of ice skating was reported in the General Evening Post. But while Joseph Banks was happy to have Omai tour the celebrity circuit, other, more devout souls recognised his potential to spread the gospel in the Pacific and made particular efforts to improve his religious instruction at the same time as his elocution. William Ellis, himself a missionary, recounts in his Polynesian Researches of 1830 that 'Granville Sharp became acquainted with Mai [Omai], taught him the first principles of writing and, so far as his knowledge of our language allowed, endeavoured to pour light of divine truth into his ignorant and untutored mind. He made such progress in the use of letters, that on his voyage to the South Seas, while staying at the Cape of Good Hope, he wrote a letter to his friend Dr. Solander'.In February 1776 Granville Sharp approached Lord Sandwich, First Lord of the Admiralty, to gain permission to instruct Omai. The method he employed, published here as An English alphabet: for the use of foreigners, was based on his earlier work, A Short treatise on the English tongue, of 1767. The record shows that Sharp tutored Omai regularly for a month, but by 6 April Sharp wrote that 'Omai was so taken up with engagements that I could have no more opportunity of giving him lessons, which were but fifteen in all'. He had taught his pupil the use of English letters and made him sound 'every combination of vowels and consonants that letters are capable of'.Just over a decade after Omai returned to Huahine with Cook, Sharp published An English alphabet, probably in anticipation of a need for such a work in the spread of the gospel in the South Seas. A large portion of the book is devoted to rules for "The Lord's Prayer", the "Creed", the "Ten Commandments", and shorter prayers, all part of Sharp's 'instruction in the first principles of Christian religion'.In any case, it must have been produced in very small numbers, as today it is very scarce indeed. Searches of COPAC and ESTC have revealed only five copies in British libraries and a single copy in the United States (at Yale's Walpole Library). Alston VI, 502 adds a copy at Heidelberg University. Bookseller Inventory # 3411401

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Item Description: S.l.s.d. (Anvers, Edition du Conservatoire de la Tradition populaire, 1901), ''Achevé. d'orner dessiner. et graver. le 2. d'octobre 1901 par Max. Elskamp. Imagier. à Anvers. Reliure plein veau glacé bleu, avec une décoration mosaiquée qui répète le dessin de la couverture, tr. sup. dorée, couverture conservée, avec étui. Edition originale entièrement xylographiée, tiré à 215 ex., un des 5 exemplaires sur Japon (N°1), un des deux ex. imprimés en noir jaune et bleu sur ce papier, les doubles ff. sont pliés à la japonaise. (Couverture sup. légèrement souillée, sinon en parfait état).Sadeleer, Cat. Raisonné n°24. Bookseller Inventory # 12524

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A is for Arrr!: A Pirate Alphabet: Salas, Laura Purdie

Salas, Laura Purdie

Published by Capstone Press(MN) (2010)

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Item Description: Capstone Press(MN), 2010. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Pirates lived for treasure, danger, and adventure on the high seas. Explore the swash-buckling world of pirates in A is for Arrr!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1429638443

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Smith, Joseph [Deseret Alphabet]

Published by Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros. 1868 - 1869, New York (1868)

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Item Description: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros. 1868 - 1869, New York, 1868. Hardcover. First editions. Four volume set. 443, 116, 36, 72pp. The Book of Mormon is bound in black cloth with title and Salt Lake Temple gilt stamped on the spine. Selections of the book of Mormon is bound 1/4 blue leather over light blue printed and illustrated boards. First Reader is bound in 1/4 brown cloth over light orange printed and illustrated boards. Second Reader is bound in 1/4 black cloth over tan printed and illustrated boards. All volumes are very good with some wear and bumping to the boards and edges. The Book of Mormon shows additional wear to the spine and hinges. Some previous owner's names and notations in neat ink and pencil on the endsheets and pastedowns of each volume, otherwise the pages are clean and unmarked. These four works were the only books published in the Deseret Alphabet. The print runs for the Book of Mormon are usually cited as five-hundred, making this one of the rarer Book of Mormons. The two readers were based on the McGuffey manuals, and were introduced in public schools of the Territory in 1868.The Deseret Alphabet was introduced in 1854 and was created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball and George D. Watt. Made up of thirty-eight characters( apparently it was and partially based on Pitman shorthand) to correlate with basic sounds in the English language, the Deseret Alphabet was intended to be used to help simplify the principles of the English language. The Deseret News announced in its issue of January 19, 1854, "The Board [of Regents] have held frequent sittings this winter, with the sanguine hope of simplifying the English Language, and especially its orthography. After many fruitless attempts to render the common alphabet of the day subservient to their purpose, they found it expedient to invent an entirely new and original set of characters." Although only a written language, Brigham Young had high hopes for the new language, firmly believing it would unite the many foreign converts that were streaming into Utah from Europe. The creation of the language was one of the more unusual ideas of Brigham Young, and never was fully embraced by the Mormons. The Deseret Alphabet was abandoned shortly after Young's death. Flake/Draper 607, 608. Auerbach I: 1183. Sabin 83050. Bookseller Inventory # 45283

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VALERY (Paul).

Published by Librairie Auguste Bl, Paris (1976)

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Item Description: Librairie Auguste Bl, Paris, 1976. In-8, plats et dos en polycarbonate, plats ornés d'un décor échevelé composé de filets courbes et désordonnés gravés plus ou moins en creux qui délimitent des surfaces peintes dans différents tons blancs, verts et jaunes; doublures en polycarbonate laqué noir, gardes de tissu brun foncé, couverture imprimée. Etui (Edgard Claes, 2007).Edition originale. Tirage limité à 180 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches. Un des 150 exemplaires. Etonnante reliure de frère Edgard Claes, dont le décor évoque les mèches d'une chevelure. Bookseller Inventory # 38427

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Item Description: A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Pierre Didot l'aîné, l'An Viè de la République. 1795-1798., 1798. Trois volumes in-4°, portrait, LV, 176 pp., LIX planches numérotées et 5 planches non numérotées; frontispice, 256 pp., planches LX à CXIII (plus une planche XCVI bis et une XCVI ter), et 2 planches non numérotées; frontispice, 149 pp., 2 ff.n.ch., pp. (151) à 392, planches CXIV à CLIX, et 2 planches non numérotées. cartonnage de papier marbré rose, dos lisses avec étiquette manuscrite, non rogné (Reliure de l'époque). Ouvrage qui constitue l'étude la plus complète des antiquités égyptiennes avant la Description de l'Egypte. Frédéric-Louis Norden fut chargé en 1737, par le gouvernement danois d'explorer et de dessiner les monuments de la haute et de la basse Egypte. Il remonta le Nil jusqu'à la Nubie. La relation de ses explorations, accompagnée de ses dessins fut publiée pour la première fois en 1755 en deux volumes in-folio. Cette édition, augmentée par Langlois de nombreuses notes et descriptions très précises sur les pyramides et les inscriptions qui s'y trouvent, est en partie originale. Elle est illustrée de 170 planches gravées. Les dessins sont les mêmes que ceux de la première édition, mais ont été regravés dans le format in-4°. Superbe exemplaire, à l'état de neuf, presqu'entièrement non coupé, à toutes marges, imprimé sur un papier d'une blancheur immaculée, sans aucune rousseur. Le texte est imprimé sur papier vergé, et les planches, regroupées à la fin de chaque volume, sur papier vélin fort. Rarissime dans cette condition. Bookseller Inventory # 8980

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Dictionnaire de Chifres et de Lettres Ornees,: POUGET, Jean-Henri-Prosper (d.1769)

POUGET, Jean-Henri-Prosper (d.1769)

Published by Tilliard, Paris (1767)

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Item Description: Tilliard, Paris, 1767. Small 4to. (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches). Half-title, double-page letterpress table. Engraved frontispiece, engraved dedication, 9 engraved plates of script, & 240 engraved plates of ornamental letters and cyphers (13 hand coloured). Late 19th century green crushed morocco, bound by Lortic Frères, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Baron Raimondo Franchetti (1889-1935, morocco booklabel) Very rare first edition of this monumental work on ornamental cyphers, monograms and alphabets, by a noted French jeweler and decorator. A beautifully engraved work, this copy is bound in a lovely binding for a noted collector. The first edition is very rare, with only a single example appearing in the auction records in the last quarter century. BMC 20:790.13; Brunet V:p.848; Bonacini 1466; Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 5322. Bookseller Inventory # 29311

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Robinson, Alan James

Published by Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA (2014)

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Item Description: Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA, 2014. One of 10 copies, (+5 AP copies) all on Winsor Newton 90# Watercolor paper Hotpress paper, each copy signed and numbered by the artist, Alan James Robinson. Page size: 5 x 8.5 inches; 38pp. Bound by Peter Geraty at Praxis Bindery: accordion style with yellow cloth over boards, title stamped in gold gilt on front panel, housed in custom-made green cloth over boards clamshell box, with title stamped on front cover of slipcase. Designed by Alan James Robinson, using lettering design by Suzanne Moore originally created for A FOWL ALPHABET, the alphabet is represented by American wildflowers and their attendant insects with the titlepage, colophon and letters of the alphabet and common names of the flowers printed giclee on an Epson 9890 Giclee Printer. The 26 wildflowers and 2 butterflies are done free hand (serving as the template for the giclee edition). The wildflowers range from Red Clover to Ladyslipper to Jack-in-the-Pulpit to Knotweed and include bees, hummingbirds, spiders, and butterflies. The colors are so strong and vibrant; they belie the usual notion of etiolated watercolors. The artist, who draws with color, mixes transparent and opaque watercolors in glazing and uses pure watercolor in antique drawing pen nibs resulting in a preciseness and detail not often associated with watercolor. The alphabet in cherry red, but does not overpower the floral images; rather it boldly introduces them. Botanically accurate, these colorful, common beauties of the plant world will seem familiar, but no less welcome, to the viewer / reader. Their common names are printed in blue. This is the first book from Alan James Robinson in several years. It is lovely and true to the natural world which has always inspired this artist. Bookseller Inventory # 10471

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Alphabets: Cockram, Mark] Blake,

Cockram, Mark] Blake, Peter

Published by D3 Editions, Nottingham (2010)

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Item Description: D3 Editions, Nottingham, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Signed Limited Edition. One of 600 signed by Peter Blake. This copy not numbered. Text by Mel Gooding. This copy additionally signed by Mel Gooding.Double board, double hollow Bradel binding. Goat skin covering spine and all edges. Spine overlaid with hand-dyed Scrabble board. Boards covered in hand-colored linocuts, collage, and inclusions, notably a 23.5 carat gold-covered letter E. Endpapers are linocuts on hand-colored paper. Bound by Mark Cockram in 2014. 24.8 x 30.2 cm.Sir Peter Blake is a British artist probably best known for the 1967 album cover of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. His work in the 1950s and 1960s brought him to the fore of the British pop art movement. Significant early works include On the Balcony (1955-57) and The First Real Target (1961). Blake’s love of letters and collecting come together in this work to illustrate the 18 unique alphabets he has produced, some of them previously unpublished.Mel Gooding is an art critic, writer, exhibition organiser, and friend to many artists including Peter Blake and Mark Cockram.Cockram obtained a copy of the book in sheets directly from the publisher. Gooding signed this copy for Cockram. It may well be the only copy of Alphabets signed by both Peter Blake and Mel Gooding. Bookseller Inventory # 5

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Alphabet Lottery Cards,: Abecedario; Alfabeto; Lotería)

Abecedario; Alfabeto; Lotería) Yriarte, Hesiquio?

Published by n.p. n.d. (1860's), Mexico (1860)

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Item Description: n.p. n.d. (1860's), Mexico, 1860. Book Condition: Very good. Set of 24 lottery alphabet cards about 1½ by 3 inches, lithographed in black on white stock and mounted on stiff card.The 24 cards cover the entire Spanish alphabet, except for Rr, but are complete as issued. Each card shows a lithographed scene, sometimes attributed to Yriarte, beneath which is the letter of the alphabet, followed by a word beginning with that letter, then a humorous verse, sometimes with a play on words. The lotería is well known in Mexico, a game a bit like our Bingo but which uses cards with pictures and sayings instead of numbered balls. The players each have a card with some of the card images on them--the tabla--and they mark the drawn cards on the tabla with beans, coins or other markers. In the 1880's Don Clemente Gallo issued lottery cards in what have become more or less standard images. Earlier cards are unbelievably scarce.This set of 24 cards is complete. Even the last card shows a vendor of the uncut sheets bearing the 24 images with the caption:'x et z estivale la getasegun dicen, lector, los colegialesAcabó el alfabeto, mas tus realesEspero sepultar en mi gareta''The alphabet is finished now, but your gold I hope to bury in my attic.'Lottery cards prior to the 1880s are scarce, and variants such as this alphabet set are downright rare. We have been able to find only one other set, in the Southwest Special Collections of the University of New Mexico, but no copies of the tabla with which they are associated. The possible Yriarte connection derives from the description in the University archive. Captioned in archaic Spanish. Bookseller Inventory # 19423

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The Dolmen Chapbook: A Miscellany in Twelve: DOLMEN PRESS.)

Item Description: Dublin: The Dolmen Press, November 1954 – March 1960, 1960. 12 pamphlets housed loosely in the original paper wrappers. Occasional minor creases. An excellent set. Rare complete set of the Dolmen chapbooks in the original paper wrappers. "The idea behind the Dolmen chapbooks was to print short texts with illustrations, using various type formats and techniques within a uniform page size The series gives a fair picture of the very personal interests which informed the Press at this time, and several of the titles were issued in other formats" (Miller 17). The set of twelve pamphlets is divided into three groups of four, each with a paper wrapper, and with the series wrapper enclosing the complete set. Most of the individual pamphlets were published in editions of only 250, and complete sets are extremely uncommon. Miller 17. Bookseller Inventory # 79449

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AUDEN, W.H.

Published by Connecticut Graphics ArtsCenter, South Norwalk CT (2001)

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Item Description: Connecticut Graphics ArtsCenter, South Norwalk CT, 2001. unbound. Book Condition: fine. Limited. This is one of 5 artist's proofs, from an edition that includes 14 numbered copies, 2 printer's proofs, and an archive proof. Signed by the artist. Portfolio of 26 hand colored etchings by Robert Andrew Parker based on the poem by Auden. Loose, as issued in linen clamshell box with a printed label. (South Norwalk: Connecticut GraphicArts Center, 2001). Bookseller Inventory # 229348

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Item Description: Salisbury: printed by E. Easton and sold by Messrs. Wilkie London; Sollers and Simmonds Blandford; Young Milborne; Applin Wimborne; and Jeffery Weymouth, 1786. 8vo., vi + 360pp., errata at foot of last page of text, a very faint dampstain affecting several leaves, early 19th century red half calf, spine fully gilt and lettered, marbled edges. A very good copy inscribed, on front endpaper, Geo. Ford Ayres R.N. This book is bound by him. 1817>, and with the press-mark of Lord Minto>* at head of spine. Only edition: rare. OCLC & ESTC locate copies at a total of only 6 libraries (BL + Bodley + Un. of New Brunswick + Lib. of Congress + Un. of Illinois + Yale). Joseph Longman was a writing-master at Child-Okeford, near Blandford, Dorset, and he dedicates his book to the Rev. Henry Hall, M.A. Rector of Child-Okeford. * Apparently Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Earl of Minto (1782-1859). Bookseller Inventory # 18787

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An Advertiser’s Alphabet Illustrated by Ceri Richards.: Cockram, Mark] Tessimond,

Cockram, Mark] Tessimond, A.S.J.

Published by Reading Room Press, Quenington (England) (2014)

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Item Description: Reading Room Press, Quenington (England), 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Ceri Richards (illustrator). Limited Edition. One of 125 copies. One of three copies similarly bound by Mark Cockram, only this copy for sale.Bradel structure, hand-sewn headbands, black goat skin head and tail, multi-colored leather mosaic edges, mixed media spine and boards. Housed in a custom clamshell box. 25cm x 17cm.Cockram has created three fine art bindings, simultaneously, on three copies of the same book. The materials and techniques used are identical, but the bindings are not (see Mark Cockram’s blog post about the finished bindings). Two of the binding are presentation copies: one for art critic Mel Gooding, author of the introduction and son-in-law of Ceri Richards; another copy is for the publisher. Only this copy is for sale.Cockram’s design inspiration is the wall or billboard that begins its life blank, but becomes layered with advertisements in a repeating cycle: paste up, tear down; paste up, tear down. Ultimately, the surface looks and feels like Cockram’s binding. The "A" replaces the letter missing from the book.From the publisher’s description:Lying in Tessimond’s archive, not much more than a cardboard-box, has been a stapled booklet signed by both Tessimond and Richards on the first page and dated 1930. Tessimond appears to have entered alphabetically, words relating to his trade as an advertising copywriter such as ‘Brand Name’,’Habit’, and ‘Psychology’. Richards has painted 25 (there is no ‘A’) delightful gouache vignettes while Tessimond has added his own interpretation of the art and guile of the advertising business. Bookseller Inventory # 145

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Hockney, David

Published by London: Faber and Faber for the AIDS Crisis (1991)

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Item Description: London: Faber and Faber for the AIDS Crisis, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Deluxe edition. Small folio. Edited by Stephen Spender. One of 300 copies (250 for sale) printed on Exhibition Fine Art Cartridge paper, specially bound in quarter vellum with handmade Fabriano Roma paper sidws, signed by Hockney, Spender and 22 of the contributors. Four contributors, Paul Theroux, Ted Hughes, Gore Vidal and Anthony Burgess, were unavailable or otherwise engaged at the time and were unable to sign the book. But the 22 who did sign read like a who's who of contemporary British and American letters: Seamus Heaney, Martin Amis. Kazuo Ishiguru, Iris Murdoch, William Gold- ing, Julian barnes, V. S. Pritchett, William Boyd, John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer, Margaret Drabble, Ian McEwan, Doris Lessing , Susan Sontag, et al. As new copy in publisher's box. An unmitigated triumph of the bookmaking art. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1645

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