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Ruscha, Edward

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About this Item: NP n/d. Softcover. Condition: vg. 1) Twentysix Gasoline Stations. 1/400. 8vo. 48pp. 1963. Photographs from this book inspired a number of the artist's paintings, drawings, and prints of gas stations. Slightly chipped at top of spine on glassine, spine slightly cocked with little yellow discoloration on head and tail of spine. Very light stain on top front edge, not affecting the type. Near fine.2) Various Small Fires and Milk. 1/400. 8vo. 48pp. 1964. One-inch split along top front edge of glassine, minor chipping on head and tail of glassine spine. Two light vertical ink stripes on page fore-edge. Fine.3) Some Los Angeles Apartments. 1/700. 8vo. 48pp. 1965. A number of the apartment buildings shown in this work also were the subjects of a series of drawings Ruscha made the same year. Glassine 1/4" smaller than book, as issued. Minor age toning on glassine. Fine.4) Every Building on the Sunset Strip. 1/1000. 8vo. 1 continuos photographic accordion-fold out. 1966. Signed in pen on top-edge of silver-covered slipcase. Ruscha made a series of editioned photographs based in part on this book in 1995. Spine is yellowed with center-crease from being opened, slight scuffing on slipcase, otherwise fine.5) Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles. 1/2413. 4to. 48pp. 1967. Pictorial flap on last page, as issued. The photographs in this book were taken by Art Alanis. Ruscha made a series of editioned photographs based on this work in 1999. Fine.6) Royal Road Test. Ruscha, Edward; Mason Williams; Patrick Blackwell. 1/1000. 60pp. 1967. Spiral-bound wraps. Slightly creased on top right corner of front wrapper. Minor age yellowing to outer edges of interior pages. Near fine.7) Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass. 1/2400. 64pp. 1968. Small 'Pasadena Art Museum' sticker on free front endpaper. Illustrated with color reproductions of photographs. Ruscha made a series of editioned photographs based on this work in 1997. Slight age yellowing to outer edges of interior pages. Near fine.8) Business cards. (Collaboration with Billy Al Bengston). 1/1000. 32pp. 1968. Faux wood-grain paper stock with mounted b/w photograph of Ruscha and Bengston, dated Jan. 3, 1968. Signed by Ruscha and Bengston on cover, additionally signed by Ruscha on inside cover. Bengston's business card with photographic card stapled onto blank page in rear, as issued. Business card is crumpled in each copy of the book as a nod to the "Dento" series of paintings he did in the 1960's. Photographs by Larry Bell and Ken Price. Fine condition.9) Crackers. 1/5000. 240pp. 1969. Wraps with original printed dust jacket. Small 'Pasadena Art Museum' sticker on free front endpaper. This work illustrates Mason Williams' short-story "How to Derive the Maximum Enjoyment from Crackers." Story is printed on the inside back flap of the dj. The characters in the photographs are Larry Bell, Lèon Bing, Rudi Gernreich and Tommy Smothers. Crackers, which was intentionally photographed as if it were a collection of film stills, was the basis for Ruscha's 1970 film Premium. No glassine. Small chip on bottom front-flap of dj, otherwise fine.10) Real Estate Opportunities. 1/4000. 48pp. 1970. 25 full-page b/w reproductions of photographs of Real Estate in the Los Angeles area. Glassine yellowed on spine, otherwise fine.11) Babycakes. 1/1200. 52pp. 1970. Bound in wraps with pink satin ribbon. This book was part of the portfolio Artists and Photographs, published under art dealer Marian Goodman's imprint, Multiples, Inc. Photographs by Ed Ruscha, Elizabeth Claman, Sid Felsen, Jerry McMillan and Danna Ruscha. Some light staining on back cover, faded and soiled around edges, otherwise fine. 12) A Few Palm Trees. 1/3900. 64pp. 1971. Before creating this book, Ruscha had considered making a book called Seventeen Hollywood Palm Trees. The project which was never realized, evolved into A Few Palm trees. Slight rubbing on edges of rear wrapper. Near fine.13) Dutch Details. 1/3000. 23pp. 1971. A Publication of the Octopus Foundation within the frame. Seller Inventory # 22032

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ANULAR: Tàpies, Antoni -

Tàpies, Antoni - Ullàn, Miguel Angel - Dutrou, Robert & Lydie

Published by Paris: Éditions RLD, 1981 (1981)

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About this Item: Paris: Éditions RLD, 1981, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Gr.4° (32x24cm) - Illustrated Book by Antoni Tàpies (1923-2013) Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation. In accordion format (Leporello) and the syncopation it creates from the combination of his own signs and symbols, the poetic phrases of author José-Miguel Ullán, with 23 etchings, some with aquatint, carborundum, photolithography, die-cut, torn or burnt paper, and/or paint additions. One of 35 copies containing in addition to the 23 etchings 8 original prints signed and numbered by A. Tàpies (our's N° 19), text in Spanish, French. Original covers (large color etching) with the original folder and box. In Fine condition - iTàpies said that Anular is among his favorite books !. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 13813

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TUTTLE, Richard; RICHARD TUTTLE

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About this Item: 1991. TUTTLE, Richard. Early Auden. By W.H. Auden. Illustrated title-page and 10 accordion-folded panels of translucent paper wrapped around white bristol paper containing colour aquatints by Richard Tuttle. Folio, 350 x 215 mm, bound in smooth white vellum-covered boards, tan reversed calf spine in paper slipcase. San Francisco: Hine Editions, 1991. A mint copy of what is possibly Tuttle's most beautiful book, which perhaps explains why it was chosen to be the cover illustration for the American Livre de Peintre exhibition at the Grolier Club. The Auden poems are set in panels which float on the aquatints. The book functions normally or can be opened up like a screen. One of an edition of 80 copies, signed by Richard Tuttle. The American Livre de Peintre 52. Richard Tuttle, Field of Stars, p. 134. Seller Inventory # 159072

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Held, Al

Published by Pace Editions (1990)

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About this Item: Pace Editions, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Held, Al (illustrator). 1st Edition. "a ten-panel, two-sided, hinged, accordion-folded serigraph measuring 7" x 90" printed on mohawk rag paper in an edition of 200 with 20 artist's proofs. the artist has initialed each print and has signed, numbered and dated each portfolio. published by the spring street workshop, new york, n.y. in 1990 == mark's maze is in hommage to the artist's friend, mark rothko". Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 000089

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The Epiphanies (Signed Limited Edition): James Joyce with

James Joyce with original art work by Susan Weil and Marjorie Van Dyke

Published by Vincent Fitzgerald & Co, New York (1987)

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About this Item: Vincent Fitzgerald & Co, New York, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. This is a signed limited edition of "The Epiphanies" published Vincent Fitzgerald & Co, New York in 1987 with a limitation of 50 copies with this being number 31. James Joyce wrote the 40 epiphanies contained in this work between the ages of 18 and 21 with the topics ranging from his childhood experiences to the death of his brother. Francesca Valente, the art historian, wrote an article on the use of epiphanies by James Joyce, "Throughout his works, from Dubliners to Finnegans Wake, Joyce carried out his creative task by means of a series of epiphanies, a sequence of related moments of insight and understanding. The central meaning of Joyce's works is provided not so much by plot but by the revelation they suggest of a certain universe in a certain order." In preparing to illustrate "The Epiphanies", Susan Weil and Marjorie Van Dyke first produced forty interpretative paintings based on James Joyce's dream-inspired writings. The two artists and Vincent FitzGerald realized that the epiphanies fell into four categories: Death, Dreams, Games (primarily word games or puns), and Planes, and they designed the shape and size of the book based on Joyce's original manuscript pages. Susan Weil produced the artwork for "Death" and "Planes" and Marjorie Van Dyke did the artwork for "Dreams" and "Games". Measuring approximately 15 by 13 inches with the individual pages measuring 12 by 14 inches, "The Epiphanies" is a spectacular production that includes 64 etchings, original watercolors, collages, and handcuttings. The book's pages, melded into accordion folds, are designed so that phrases are first read out of context and are then brought into focus. The watercolor maquette for Susan Weil's "Death" section is a blending of nine separate images transformed into a sequential statement that "evoked the sorrows and terrors of these five epiphanies about the death" of Joyce's brother. The contents are housed in a grey silk clamshell box. The condition of the contents is FINE with the clamshell box in FINE- condition with some sunburning. The book is signed by Susan Weil and Marjorie Van Dyke on the limitation page. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000130

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County Survey: Armstrong, James and

Armstrong, James and Ben Mitchell

Published by Rarach Press, Kalamazoo, Mich (1989)

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About this Item: Rarach Press, Kalamazoo, Mich, 1989. Fine art binding. Condition: Near fine. Ladislav R. Hanka (illustrator). Signed Limited Edition. One of 38 copies. Poems and essays by James Armstrong and Ben Mitchell, 16 etchings by Ladislav R. Hanka, typography by Amy Bollinger. This copy beautifully bound by Peter Geraty.One of two copies bound by Geraty for an exhibition celebrating Ladislav Hanka's imprint Rarach Press: 50 x 25: An Exhibit of 50 Rarach Press Books Bound by 25 American Design Binders (Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries, Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. Oct. 11 1993 - Jan. 22, 1994). The exhibition also traveled to Houston Baptist College and University of California at Los Angeles. From the Bridwell Library Exhibition catalog:"50 x 25" is not only an exhibition but also a "world premiere," of the most recent work of contemporary bookbinders in America. Arising from an invitation to twenty-five artists to create two distinct bindings of a Rarach Press imprint, the exhibition presents unique and important design bindings which make use of a wide variety of media and techniques. From the Colophon:"County Survey has been a collaborative effort among a number of longterm residents of Kalamazoo County. . Typography and letterpress work by Amy Bollinger; completed at The Private Press and Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing, Vicksburg, Michigan. . The artist and publisher is Ladislav R. Hanka. . The paper is Daniel Smith Archival Print paper. The edition is 38 ." Binder's statement:I chose to focus upon the need humans seem to have for controlling the land. The book caused me to give much thought to that struggle. The land, subtle but all pervasive and yielding only with reluctance, is the molded form of the leather. The tooled grid arbitrarily bisecting the land is man's work. The airbrushed paper gives some idea as to the personality if the land and its variations.The binding is made from two skins as the book is so large. The texture of the book is made from a pressing die of aluminum foil that was wrinkled to resemble a river on a piece of binders' board. It was backfilled with gesso to harden it up and the rest of the board was textured with just plain gesso. After the leather was put on, it was allowed to set up for about 30 minutes, and then the binders' board die was placed on top and the whole thing sent through an etching press.Double board structure similar to a split board binding; concertina sewing. Full green textured Hewit Chieftain goatskin; textured and airbrushed Japanese paper inlays; gold tooling; multi-colored hand-sewn silk endbands. Gray Burga endpapers. Housed in a custom linen-covered dropback box by the binder. Bound by Peter Geraty in 1993. 51.5cm x 33cm. Seller Inventory # 225

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Instruction in the Fundamentals of Success]: YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka (1839-1892);

YOSHITOSHI, Tsukioka (1839-1892); Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915); Mizuno Toshikata (1886-1908); and others.

Published by Matsuki Heikichi Meiji 35 (1902)

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About this Item: Matsuki Heikichi Meiji 35, 1902. An album of 36 Japanese coloured woodblock prints (oban tate-e), size: (35.5 cm x 24) some signed and dated bound in concertina style with contemporary cloth boards; overall an excellent copy. An album of 36 oban tate-e prints, titled Kyodo risshi no motoi (Instruction in the Fundamentals of Success) by various Meiji artists including two by Yoshitoshi, 12 by Kiyochika and 13 by Toshikata, depicting famous individuals throughout Japanese history, including Sano Tsuneyo (Kamakura period [1185-1333]) making a fire with pine branches, Minamoto Yoshitsune's mistress, Shizuka Gozen (1165-1211), the sumo wrestler Tanikaze Kajinosuke (1750-1795) and the legendary samurai Takasugi Shinsaku (1839-1867). Seller Inventory # 91251

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Dzama, Marcel

Published by Daviet-Thiery / Xn (2004)

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About this Item: Daviet-Thiery / Xn, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: As New. No Jacket. Dzama, Marcel (illustrator). 1st Edition. this is #14 of only 25 examples. ===this is not a book per se but a limited edition gravure & aquatint leporello (121.5 x 19 cm) in an amazing hinged wooden marquetry box (22 x 16.5 x 7.5 cm). Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # lu

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Maret, Russell

Published by Russell Maret), (New York, NY (2014)

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About this Item: Russell Maret), (New York, NY, 2014. Maret, Russell (illustrator). folio. half goatskin, handmade paper-covered boards, cloth clamshell box with label. unpaginated. In three editions, limited to 75 numbered, 16 with Roman numerals, and one lettered copy. This is a numbered copy. Signed by the author on colophon. Based on Thomas Little Heath's translation of Euclid's The Elements of Geometry. The author chose one proposition from each of Euclid's thirteen books "that stood out as a bridge to [his] life," using each as a starting point for the companion text and illustration. Printed on mould-made Zerkall Litho 270 gm. paper. In a two-sided accordion structure with no tethered spine, running continuously from front to back. Color illustrations throughout. Instructions for opening, care, and display laid in. half goatskin, handmade paper-covered boards, cloth clamshell box with label. Seller Inventory # 122058

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DUBUFFET, Jean.

Published by Editions Fata Morgana., Montpellier. (1979)

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About this Item: Editions Fata Morgana., Montpellier., 1979. Folio. (374 x 274 mm). [20 unnumbered leaves]. Half-title, printed title, frontispiece and 12 monochrome screenprints by Dubuffet composed of 6 double-page plates, the whole book printed as a leporello. (Sheet size: 348 x 254 mm). Loosely inserted into original publisher's printed wrapper, front cover with elaborate screenprint monochrome illustration and titles by Dubuffet, title in black to spine, original grey cloth box with screenprint illustration pasted to front cover and title to spine. Edition of 99 copies on vélin d'Arches including 10 édition de tête copies with a suite and 19 hors commerce numbered in Roman numerals; copy numbered '20' in black ink and signed by Dubuffet and Berne in pencil to the justification. The screenprints were printed by Michael Kizlik and J. J. de Broutelles in Paris and the typography by l'Imprimerie de la Charité in Montpellier. [Webel II, 1244 - 1258; see pp. 148 - 151]. Seller Inventory # 44514

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Creeley, Robert

Published by Grenfell Press, Usa (1993)

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About this Item: Grenfell Press, Usa, 1993. Cloth. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Issued. Clemente, Francesco (illustrator). the deluxe edition by the grenfell press. magnificently printed on arches paper. fantastic accordion-fold binding by claudia cohen. housed within a custom cloth and leather clamshell box also by claudia cohen. seven photogravures by francesco clemente. signed by the author and artist. this is copy # 25 of only 70. as-new condition. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # n

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Jackman, Sandra

Published by New York (2013)

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About this Item: New York, 2013. Unique artist's books (4 in this witches' library) and book object, size of object: 13-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches signed and dated by the artist / author, Sandra Jackman, on the raised rear panel of the box, below text by the author / artist which has been collaged onto an early [found] painted book cover. Each book signed on the back cover as well. The box / book object housing three of the books is constructed around a cabinet [an echo chamber?] in a black cloth-covered box. The interior of the box is covered with blood-red silk file; witches, skeletons and other-worldly creatures fill the echo chamber. The inside door has framed three-dimensional collage of paper, found objects, with title, THE WITCHES' SABBATH Other Stories, above and on the frame of the collaged picture. Tiny creatures and thick grey shadows hover on exterior walls and door. All materials acid-free papers and adhesives, oil and acrylic paint, wax, ink. Other materials used include wood, metal findings, glass, hair net, tiny plastic figures. A separate pouch contains a flashlight and handmade doll (witch) which can be turned on by pushing bottom of flashlight to a constant or flashing light to illuminate the interior of the box. Another pouch lettered in red, "What is present will soon be past/ What is past may still be present in another form" contains Book 4, "Tales of the Witches' Sabbath / of Mid / Nights." Page size: 3 x 5 inches; 27 double-sided pages are painted in thick black oil and collaged with text and images. Random texts include "Why no outcry to crucify Lucifer? Time and place turned inside out. Divinations Accusations / Read the tract on superstition, magic and religion." and "We must listen to the silence." Outlines of cats are collaged onto black painted pages - some pop-ups - most three dimensional. Text is hand printed, typed, and computer-generated as well as stamped.A drawer nearly the length and depth of the cabinet beneath the entrance door pulls out to reveal a miniature (1 x 1 inch) accordion book as well as a hand of translucent plastic with fingertips of burnt paper with unreadable text. This is Book 3. Painted images of strange creatures fill the 11 pages. The book can be examined in situ along with the other elements stored there. A sliding bolt holds the door to the cabinet shut. Book 1 is held in a pocket installed on the right hand outside wall of the; book is double sided, measures 6-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches; hand-sewn binding in paper over boards, front cover displays a small painting of two witches with their mouths open. There are other tiny creatures hovering on both back and front of the book. THE WITCHES' SABBATH is pressure stamped on the spine and is just barely visible. The author / artist has painted and collaged each page including images and text - the witches own language and dialect - "to appease the purists amongst us" according to the artist.Book 2, "What Happens Next," fits into a pocket on the roof of the cabinet, a slim fold out, 6 x 2 inches, 6 double sided pages including the cover. Some attendees of the celebration - Circe, Jezebel, Medea, Hekate, Morgan Le Fey - are named on each of the colorful pages. The text of the back cover starts, "Someone strikes a match. The flame comes to life."The left outside wall holds a framed painting on glass depicting a witch watching a large insect. This is accomplished in oil paint and in a scratch board style. Historically the Witches' Sabbath is a pagan rite that is connected with devil worship. Long a source of inspiration for Western European artists, Hans Baldung and Goya each had a go at images. Authors such as Goethe and Meyrink are just two names on a long list of writers to describe the celebration. Composers such as Berlioz and Mussorgsky have been inspired by the rite known as Witches' Sabbath. Witches have wormed their way into mythology, religion, history, and children's literature, as well as contemporary fiction (John Updike and Ira Levin are just two examp. Seller Inventory # 10733

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Souvenir de la Tarantella Napolitaine dirigée par: DANCE - 19th

DANCE - 19th century - Italian]. Puccinelli, Louis

Published by Gatti & Dura, Naples (1834)

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About this Item: Gatti & Dura, Naples, 1834. Oblong octavo panorama, consisting of lithographic title + 18 hand-coloured lithographic plates signed in the stone by the artist + 1 plate of lithographic music for the tarantella in piano score. Each plate with an animated illustration of a dancing couple with descriptive text regarding the execution of the particular step below the image. Individual plates measure approximately 140 x 182 mms. and are joined in accordion format; the whole when extended measures 140 x 354 mms. In a contemporary half mid-tan leather patterned board folder with gilt-rolled spine. Binding slightly worn. Slight foxing; minor soiling to edges; two plates with tape repair to inner blank margins; final leaf laid down. Quite rare. Not in Leslie, Beaumont or Magriel. Derra de Moroda 2105. OCLC (3 copies only). The drawings by Dura (1805-1878) and the colouring are particularly well-executed. "The tarantella has roots in ancient history; it is said to derive its name from the city of Tarentum (modern-day Taranto), formerly a Greek settlement on the southern coast of Italy. Historians have identified representations of the dance in ancient Greek vase paintings and on the wall paintings at Pompeii.". According to a widespread legend, the dance acquired its name because it was used as a cure for the poisonous bite of the tarantula spider. Gurzau reports that this etymological point was debated at the Venice Congress and Folk Festival in 1949, and the participants concluded that the legend was based on the similarity of the two words rather than the actuality. In apparent contradiction to this conclusion is the fact that the tarantella is performed as a kind of exorcism by the practitioners of Tarantism, an Italian possession cult comparable to the zar cult of Ethiopia or Vodun in Haiti."Stylized tarantellas have been used to add a touch of local color to the ballet stage. An early example is the tarantella created for Fanny Elssler in Jean Corallli's ballet La Tarentule (1836), the plot of which centers around real and feigned bites of the tarantula." The International Encyclopedia of Dance, Vol. 6, p. 104.An important document for the reconstruction of the Neapolitan tarantella. Seller Inventory # 22347

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Andy Warhol Index (Book) Signed Limited Edition: Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Published by Random House, New York (1967)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1967. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. This is a signed, limited edition of Andy Warhol's classic artist book published by the Random House, NY in 1967. The book has been signed and numbered (68 of 365) by Andy Warhol on the front cover and he has also initialed all 10 multiples/objects. All objects (with the exception of the balloon which was removed before pages bound together) are present and in great shape. The accordion still squeaks! The book is bound in the original publisher's cloth-backed white printed boards with the front board featuring a silver paste down holographic montage. This is a notoriously fragile book and is prone to condition issues. This copy is no exception. I have classified the book as Near Fine+ with a split seam and tears to two pages that occurred when Andy Warhol opened the sealed pages to initial the mobile . As noted previously, the balloon was removed (fortunately) and only the masking tape that would hold the balloon remains (slight staining on reverse). There is also a tiny lower corner bump that appears to the front cover not affecting the contents that must have been there when Warhol signed and numbered the front cover based on the marker signature. Overall, this is a wonderful copy of a scarce and highly sought after book. Provenance: Edward Weston Editions. Cited in The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century by Andrew Roth. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000001

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morello, Nicole

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About this Item: 1998. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Morello, Nicole (illustrator). 1st Edition. #12 of only 30 copies. an amazing artst's book. hand painted and hand cut paper. accordion fold opens up to a bizarre blue / white landscape inhabited only by penguins. the only text is the names of antarctic regions. a beautiful art object. slipcased. as-new condition. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # aa

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Robinson, Alan James

Published by Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA (2014)

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 10471

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Early Auden (Signed Limited Edition): TUTTLE, Richard and

TUTTLE, Richard and W.H. Auden

Published by Richard Tuttle, np (1991)

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About this Item: Richard Tuttle, np, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Artist book printed in an edition of only 80 copies with this being number 17. Accordion style book with Tuttle's aquatint illustrations and inset poems by Auden. A close to near fine copy in vellum boards with leather spine but with some slight bowing but internally a fine and bright copy. Possibly missing the plain paper wrapping/slipcase. Signed by Tuttle. A very beautifully realized book. Seller Inventory # 142621

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Kokunimasa - Mijita Toshihide - Mizuno Toshikata - Gekko Ogata - Yosai Nobukazu - Kobayashi Kiyochika.

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About this Item: .: Japanese (Leporello) binding, booksize 34,5 x 34,5 cm, woodcuts folded in three, backed-up with paper, end-boards loose, with traces of light blue silk, endpapers goldsprinkled. Binding worn but interior very well preserved (only a small tear in the fold of one plate). The woodcuts depict famous battle scenes in the war and are all signed by the artist. Two plates bear the name of the editor. Among the artists; Kokunimasa (3), Mijita Toshihide (2), Mizuno Toshikata (2), Gekko Ogata (2), Yosai Nobukazu (4), Kobayashi Kiyochika (6) and one unidentified. Seller Inventory # 11433

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The Reed. Translated by Zahra Partovi. Etchings: FitzGerald & Co.,

FitzGerald & Co., Vincent. Rumi, Jalaluddin Mohammad

Published by Vincent FitzGerald & Company, New York (1989)

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About this Item: Vincent FitzGerald & Company, New York, 1989. One of 50 copies only on handmade J.B. Green paper, each copy signed by the artist and translator. Illustrated by Susan Weil with 18 original hand-colored line etchings, mirrored on verso in colored mezzotints by Shigemitsu Tsukaguchi. The text was hand printed by Dan Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress in Diotima type by Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse with calligraphy by Jerry Kelly and Zahra Partovi. Page size: 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, 24.5 x 16.4 cm. Bound: gray Dieu-Donne handmade paper over boards in Japanese style binding, title in silver gilt on lighter gray paper label bordered in green paper on front cover. Housed in matching gray Dieu-Donne paper folding box with ebony and silk ribbon closure. This poem of the thirteenth century Persian poet is translated into English by Zahra Partovi. The original Persian text is also printed (offset from Ms. Partovi's calligraphy). The book reads front to back in English and back to front in Persian in an accordion-style binding. The English text is printed in slate gray over the delicate grey-green lines of the etch on gray paper. The Persian text with its calligraphy is printed on the gray paper. Ms. Weil's illustrations are of reeds with one or two stalks per page. The top quarter of each page is cut away leaving only the tops of the reeds on each page forming a three-dimensional bouquet -- no matter what page or language the book is opened to! Classic in its simplicity, yet elegant in conception and execution, this is one of the most subtle books from the best publisher of livre d'artiste working today -Vincent FitzGerald. Featured in the exhibition "Jewels in her Crown - Treasures from Columbia University Libraries Special Collections.". Seller Inventory # 2751

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TUTTLE, RICHARD; Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei; RICHARD T

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About this Item: 1987. TUTTLE, Richard. Hiddenness. By Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge. Illustrated with original prints, including lithograph, silkscreen and hand-stamped monotypes by Richard Tuttle. Folio, 380 x 255 mm, bound in publisher's concertina blue paper over boards in the original folding case. New York: The Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum, 1987. One of an edition of 120 copies signed by the artist and the author. One of the most successful of the Whitney publications. The book combines imaginative mis-en-page with Richard Tuttle's dazzling illuminations that comprise a variety of print techniques, silkscreen, monotype and colour lithography. A fine copy. Seller Inventory # 164507

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Published by Zürich, Rene Simmen (1966)

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About this Item: Zürich, Rene Simmen, 1966. Blauer Orig.-Polyesterkubus (30 x 30 x 28,5 cm) mit Metallscharnieren u. Polyesterrelief-Türe (im Rahmen signiert Voegeli, Bern, Schweiz, Metalltablare wie immer etwas oxidiert, Bücher teilweise (wie immer) leicht Rostpuren, ansonsten tadellos. Alu-Plakette mit geprägtem Inhaltsverzeichnis.Nr. 38 von 300 Ex. Das Innere des Kubus enthält folgendes: 1.: Richter, Hans: Dada - Kunst und Antikunst. Köln, DuMont, 1964. 8°. 259 S. Mit einigen Abb. Orig.-Leinenband mit Schutzumschlag.2.: Honegger-Lavater, Warja: Die seltsame Spiegelgasse in Zürich. Zürich, Warja Honegger-Lavater, 1966. 8°. 36 S. Mit Abb. Orig.-Leporello. Mit Signatur der Autorin auf dem festen Vorsatz.3.: DADA. Ausstellung zum 50-jährigen Jubiläum. Erinnerungen und Bekenntnisse. (Zürich u. Paris, Kunsthaus Zürich u. Musee National d'Art Moderne Paris, 1966). Gross-8°. (24) S.4.: Dada 1916-1966. Dokumente der internationalen Dada-Bewegung., Goetheinstitut, München, 1966, Gr.-8°. 104 S. Mit zahlreichen Abb. Broschur.5.: Vier lose gerollte Grafiken (35 x 25 cm):- Grafik (Druck) von Jean Arp. 4°. Nr. 38 v. 300 Ex.- Grafik (Lithogr.) von Raoul Hausmann. 4°. Nr. 38 v. 300 Ex., signiert am unteren Rand: R(aoul) H(ausmann) 66- Grafik (rot bedr. Zeitungsauschnitt) von Marcel Janco, Nr. 38 von 300 Ex. am unteren Rand vom Künstler signiert. - Grafik (Lithogr.) von Hans Richter., Nr. 38 von 300 Ex., am unteren Rand vom Künstler signiert vom Künstler.6. Dada-Dokumente (In Schublade liegend, diese alle Num. 38/300):- Einleitungsbrief von Richard Hülsenbeck, « An den Besitzer des Dada-Tresors.».- Photographie von Hugo Ball. - 50 Jahre Dada. Zeitungsartikel auf 1 1/2 Bogen. Zürich, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1966. Gebräunt. 10000 gr. Schlagworte: Kunst - 20 Jht. bis 1945Kunst - DadaAvantgarde. Seller Inventory # 54840

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FitzGerald & Co., Vincent. Feingold, Michael

Published by Vincent FitzGerald & Company, New York (1993)

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About this Item: Vincent FitzGerald & Company, New York, 1993. First Edition, one of 50 copies only, each signed and numbered by Feingold and Turner, all on Rives BFK paper. Page size: 10-7/8 x 8". Bound by Zahra Partovi: handmade paper with original etching over boards, printed on both sides, accordion style binding housed in a custom-made box by BookLab. The etchings, photogravures from noted photographer, Judith Turner's extraordinary photographs, were editioned by Peter Pettengill at Wingate Studio from plates by Jon Goodman. The text was printed by Dan Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress in Monotype Univers, with calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. Michael Feingold's Words are "songs" from the end of the world, where there are no more people, only empty landscapes. Alien visitors come to Earth and hear these "songs" without people in the barren landscape and try to understand what humans had done to themselves. This powerful and moving book has been nominated for the prestigious Brenden Gill Award given by the Municipal Arts Society of New York City. This is Mr. Feingold's first published book of poetry and as such is an important literary first edition in its own right. Fine. Seller Inventory # 3815

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Crow Poem by Robin Furth: Leavitt, Nancy Ruth

Leavitt, Nancy Ruth

Published by Stillwater, ME (2008)

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About this Item: Stillwater, ME, 2008. Artist's Book, one of a kind, all on Arches paper, signed by the artist, Nancy Ruth Leavitt. Page size: 10-1/4 x 6-1/8 inches; 30pp; all of which are painted and 10 of which are lettered. Bound by Joelle Leavitt Webber: hand sewn in dark green cloth, exposed blue thread at spine, hand painted endpapers by Nancy Leavitt, housed in custom-made green cloth clamshell box lined with hand-painted endpapers by Ms. Leavitt. The text is accomplished in watercolor lettering by the artist and is accompanied by pastel painting on wet paper then covered with paste. The format is an accordion fold with single signatures at either end of the foldout. and both the front and back of the accordion foldout are painted. The abstract painting which runs the length of the book represents a color shift beginning with an early spring day moving into night then blossoming into a summer day. The text, a poem by Robin Furth, is redolent with the sights and sounds of the earth's yearly renewal - which Ms. Leavitt has captured in the beautiful greens, yellows, and purples that surround the shades of green and blue of the text. Robin Furth was personal research assistant to Stephen King (whom she met will working toward her Ph.D. at University of Maine) and is the author of the THE DARK TOWER A COMPLETE CONCORDANCE. She now lives in England with her husband, the English poet, Mark Rutter. Both her poetry and prose are published, as are her designs and text for comics.Ms. Leavitt's work is held by private collectors as well as Institutions such as the Portland Museum of Fine Art, Bowdoin College, Yale University, Western Michigan University, Wellesley College, Auckland New Zealand City Library, and the University of New England among others. Seller Inventory # 10151

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Totenwache. Bild Text. 2. Buchexperiment.: Ellmann, Tobias E.

Ellmann, Tobias E.

Published by Leipzig, T. Ellmann, 1987. (1987)

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About this Item: Leipzig, T. Ellmann, 1987., 1987. 26 Blatt in Siebdruck. Farbig illustrierte Handschrift. Leporello mit 13 Segmenten im Halbleinen-Schuber 42 x 28,5 cm. II. Buchexperiment der Edition T. Ellmann. Im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert und numeriert. Expressives Künstlerbuch aus der Endzeit der DDR unter Umgehung der Zensur in 50 Exemplaren gedruckt. Dieses ist die Nummer 43. Tadelloses Exemplar. Seller Inventory # 18648

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About this Item: Ellmann, Leipzig, 1987. Halbleinen. Folio. Pp. in Halbleinenschuber. Nr. 32 von 50 Exemplaren, vom Künstler signiert - der empfindliche Schuber mit wenigen kleinen Abriebstellen, sehr schönes Exemplar 2400 Gramm. Buch. Seller Inventory # 39364

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BALDESSARI, JOHN). Sterne, Laurence, Melvyn New & John Baldessari

Published by Arion Press, San Francisco (1988)

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About this Item: Arion Press, San Francisco, 1988. Full Leather in Slipcase. Condition: Fine. First Edition 1/400. 624 + 46 + np, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. This twenty-sixth publication of Andrew Hoyem's esteemed Arion Press is a beautifully constructed and executed hand-letterpress reprinting of Lawrence Sterne's classic of English literature, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" that has been newly-illustrated by the noted Conceptual artist John Baldessari. Remaining faithful to the delightful typographic eccentricities and variant spellings of Sterne's own self-published editions from the 1760s, the main text of the novel has been set in Caslon Old Style - the typeface utilized by Sterne for the original printings - and bound in a single, substantial three-quarter green goatskin over lovely hand-marbled boards volume. This is accompanied by literary scholar Melvyn New's informative forty-six page essay "Lawrence Sterne and Tristram Shandy" separately bound in boards. The crowning achievement of this ambitious undertaking however is the third volume which contains John Baldessari's wry visual commentary of photo-collaged and altered found photographs and film stills in the form of a lengthy accordion-fold leporello that is anchored between green gilt-stamped boards. The three volumes are housed in a gilt-stamped green paper over board slipcase along with the additional Arion Press pre-publication prospectus laid in. A brand new, most handsome example of standard edition of this exquisite, uncommon item limited to four hundred unnumbered copies BOLDLY SIGNED "John Baldessari" in pencil on the colophon of illustrated volume, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Signed by the Artist. Livre D'Artiste. Seller Inventory # 025136

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Codice Nuttall / Manuscrito pictórico Mexicano que

Published by Libreria Anticuaria. G. M. Echaniz. Mexico. D.F (1939)

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About this Item: Libreria Anticuaria. G. M. Echaniz. Mexico. D.F, 1939. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Edicion limitada de 25 ejemplares/ Ejemplar Num. 22. 1st ed. thus, 11-1/2”x8-1/2”. Scarce (No.22 of 25 signed and numbered copies] A hand-colored facsimile of the Codex Nuttall, an accordion-fold pre-Columbian document of Mixtec pictography, now in the collection of the British Museum. The Codex is one of about 16 manuscripts from Mexico that are entirely pre-Columbian in origin. Its name is derived from Zelia Nuttall, who first published the Codex for the Peabody Museum in 1902. It is one of three codices that record the genealogies, alliances and conquests of several 11th and 12th century rulers of a small Mixtec city-state in highland Oaxaca, the Tilantongo kingdom, especially under the leadership of the warrior Lord Eight Deer Jaguar Claw (who died in the early twelfth century at the age of fifty-two). A near fine copy in good original quarter-leather two-post binding. Ex-libris Earl Stendahl Galleries, with small taped label of the gallery on the back cover. Covers: Edges and corners rubbed as is top of spine, ½” tear at bottom of spine. Interior is fine except for some light age-toning on title page and some light creasing at several the plate hinges not affecting images. 85 plates, hand-colored on brown paper. One copy in Worldcat. [Brown University (copy no. 25) Copies also appear to be in the special collections of the University of Toronto/Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room [15] and the Dumbarton Oaks Museum (Wash. DC). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # k1704071

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Feingold, Michael & Turner, Judith (illustrator).

Published by Vincent Fitz Gerald & Company New York 1993. # 7 of 50 copies, signed by author & illustrator. (1993)

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About this Item: Vincent Fitz Gerald & Company New York 1993. # 7 of 50 copies, signed by author & illustrator., 1993. Hardcover. Condition: As New. 1st Edition. [Colophon]: Photogravure Plates Jon Goodman Editioning Peter Pettengill Wingate Studio Printing Wild Carrot Letterpress Monotype Swamp Press Calligraphy Jerry Kelly Paper Dieu Donne Papermill Rives Binding Zahra Partovi Box BookLab 7/50 [signed] Michael Feingold Judith Turner. Edition (copyright) 1993 Vincent Fitz Gerald & Company VFG. 8 3/4 x 11 3/4"; size of page: 8 x 10 7/8", unpaginated pages bound accordion-style with facing text & illustration (20 etchings); bound in original etching printed, handmade paper-covered boards, with pillar & wall design in gray on black background & title: AFTER in silver lettering on lower front cover. In dark gray, cloth-covered clamshell box with title in silver on spine, special, dark gray with red & metallic flecked paper, lining the inside of box. An as new copy. Michael Feingold's first published book of poetry; which was nominated for the Brenden Gill Award (Municipal Arts Society of New York City). Publisher's statement (in part) "[.]Vincent Fitz Gerald & Company, publishers of limited-edition artists' books, will celebrate its thirteenth anniversary with the publication on August 25, 1993, of its 27th volume, AFTER, a long poem by critic and translator Michael Feingold, with twenty etchings by the celebrated photographer Judith Turner. Published in a limited edition of 50 signed and numbered copies, the edition is also an object in itself, a continuous sheet of folded paper, bound over boards, that may be read and viewed from both sides, or set up as a freestanding sculpture. [.] Feingold shaped the poem to fit the shape of the book as it was evolved by Turner and Fitz Gerald; the somber and often violent imagery of the words was evoked by the austere beauty of the prints, transformed from Turner's original photographs through the delicate and complex process of photogravure etching on copper plates . a classic 19th century technique renewed by modern technology. [.]". Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-155619610

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Carrigan, Valerie Ann

Published by Messenger Press, North Adams, MA (2013)

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About this Item: Messenger Press, North Adams, MA, 2013. Unique artist's book, a series of 10 original monoprints, on BFK Rives paper, signed on the colophon by the artist, Valerie Carrigan. Page size: 13 x 8 inches opening to 13 x 54 inches; 12pp. Bound by the artist: accordion fold hinged with Japanese paper, laid into custom-made tan cloth over boards clamshell box, by Linda Lembke of Green River Bindery, with black and white monoprint image on front panel. The monoprint images are haunting. Starting and finishing with ink-black pages, a series of images of birds in flight, soaring, sprinting, and diving, at times encircled and at other times, freed. The artist has stated that these images mark the space between having departed and not yet arrived, noting the similarities between humankind and these birds. We cross thresholds, big and small, throughout our lifetimes, often not knowing what lies ahead. We hover between here and there, now and then, today and tomorrow. Cover and colophon are letterpress printed by Valerie Carrigan, who pulled the monotypes at The Vermont Studio Center and Zea Mays Printmaking. Seller Inventory # 11258

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Degas in Rome, An Imaginary Diary (with: Hobson, Charles

Hobson, Charles

Published by Pacific Editions, [San Francisco] (2013)

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About this Item: Pacific Editions, [San Francisco], 2013. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Hobson, Charles (illustrator). Limited Edition. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Book Designer. Limited edition of 34 copies, this no. 6, with three items loosely laid in: the four-page prospectus, a TLS to the original owner by Charles Hobson, and a bookmark-shaped printed "Thank you!" with a hand-written personalized short note to the original owner: "Hi - , I hope you like this. All best, Charles". Per the letter, this work concerns Charles Hobson's "nearly life long interest in Edgar Degas", and "focuses on his time in Rome as a twenty-three year old when he was just coming into his true power as an artist." In the form of a fictional diary which covers a week in 1857, with imaginary entries and drawings; Beatrice-like, "Rome takes the form of a beautiful woman who escorts Degas to the City's masterpieces" (from prospectus). Each of the five signatures has a design from an actual Degas sketchbook, inserted into a slotted pocket in the back page of each is a card accessed by a ribbon pull, which contains historical and cultural notes relating to the fictional entry; the reverse of each card is a horizontal slice of a Degas self-portrait done in oil on paper in 1857; the pieces can be laid out to form a complete picture of Degas as he looked to himself at the age of 23. Original drawings in the style of Degas have been made by Charles Hobson with pencil on stained or acrylic washed paper and reproduced as high resolution digital prints that in many instances have been accented with handwork. ***DESCRIPTION: Case binding of half brown cloth over marbled boards, a large pencil tipped onto the front board, the binding contains five independent signatures sewn into an 11" x 15" accordion of BFK Rives paper, each signature containing the artwork and cards as described above; lettering in the signatures is Bradley Hand ITC and the type in the introduction and the inserted notecards is Didot. Maps used as part of the work are from the Nolli map of 1748 and would have been available to Degas as he traveled the City in 1857. Contained within a side-drop box covered in matching brown cloth with a map stamped onto the front of the box. Prospectus, TLS, and note loosely laid in as referred to above. ***CONDITION: Fine throughout, as are the prospectus, letter and note, and the box. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Seller Inventory # CNJL855

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