circa 1760. This is a set of leaves from an anthology or collection of poems by Sa'di, Amir Khusrao, Jami and others. Circa 1760, it is written on paper, in a fine hand, black nasta'liq script with occasional phrases in blue. Written diagonally within two columns, the text throughout is encased in double gold lines with a few exquisite blue and gold floral headings. The fragment also contains illuminated title in polychrome colors of blue gold and red with a final folio of perching birds amongst flower sprays. Framed. #22609/22712. Very Good.
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Dania Beach, FL: Claire Jeanine Satin, 2020. A unique artists' book from Claire Jeanine Satin, a well known book artist, sculptor and designer of public art installations. Satin's work has been extensively exhibited and collected in the United States and in Europe, including at The Library of Congress, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Getty (CA), MOMA, and The Victoria and Albert Museum. She is known especially for her conceptual works in uenced by the ideas of her friend and mentor the composer/visual artist John Cage, and the conversion of ordinary industrial materials into environmental constructions and book works of layered transparent mass. This is one of a series of unique works by Satin, each signed by her. Each book is created with Cordenons paper, a fine paper that has been manufactured in Italy since 1630. This book uses silver fabric, photographs, glitter, sequins, crystals, and monofilament to create precise and inventive designs on the cover and each page. In a lavender cloth bag. In fine condition. Measures 9 x 7 inches. Unpaginated [10 pages]. ARTISTSB/111020.
Dania Beach, FL: Claire Jeanine Satin, 1996. A unique artists' book from Claire Jeanine Satin, a well known book artist, sculptor and designer of public art installations. Satin's work has been extensively exhibited and collected in the United States and in Europe, including at The Library of Congress, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Getty (CA), MOMA, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the National Institute of Design (India). She has created more than 250 bookworks to date. She is known especially for her conceptual works in uenced by the ideas of composer/visual artist John Cage, and the conversion of ordinary industrial materials into environmental constructions and book works of layered transparent mass. This work from Claire beautifully exemplifies this conceptual approach to creating her books. The title of the book - Tetrahedron - describes a solid having four plane triangular faces - a triangular pyramid. The shape is associated with fire and perpetuates balance and stability [Wikipedia]. The book is a powder coated aluminum black screen with gold and silver ink/handwritten script (reassembled text from the book “M” by John Cage). Includes fine wire; brass filings from grinding keys Signed by the artist inside a miniature gold book attached to the complex wire structure emerging from the "spine" of the book. In fine condition. Measures 7 x 12 x 1.5 inches. Fine.
Redwood City, CA: Judith of Serebrin Books and Prints, 2015. Unique artist's book. Well-known artist Judith Serebrin received a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Utah in 1990 and has been making limited edition and unique books since then. Her work can be found in public and private collections in the United States and abroad. She states: "All my life I have observed, listened and looked at the world around me and have tried to make sense of it. I am concerned with issues of social justice, and liberation. Art for me is a way to learn about the world and to challenge oppressive mores, to make interesting connections that I can share with others. I hope to make others think as well, to grin, to perhaps gain insight and to spark new thoughts. Interrelations between people, animals and the planet are explored in my work--I hope in ways that are accessible. Using "book arts" as a format is part of that for me as you can have an intimate experience holding a book and looking through it." She often creates her artists' books by combining ceramic structures with mixed-media paper books for striking effect. She says of this work: "This is part of a series of porcelain figures called “Soul Books.” Figures with books in them represent a symbolic and tactile way of being able to reach into someone’s soul without embarrassment, censorship, or fear. Both human and animal-like figures—all represent the importance of every creature to the world. Bookheads" are a twist on my sculptural series, Soul Books. The Soul Books are intended to bring heart to living creatures. In the Bookhead sculptures I’m looking more to the intellect. Even though this Bookhead's interior drawings are abstract, my thoughts are moving up to the mind, to sorting information, reason and understanding." The figure is made of stained porcelain and measures 2 x 6 5/8 x 2 inches. The book is made with handmade paper from Taiwan with silkscreen ink and a binding of exposed link and kettle stitches. It measures 7/8 x 1 ¼ x 1/2 inches. In fine condition. ARTISTSB/071921. Fine.
Redwood City, CA: Judith of Serebrin Books & Prints, 2011. Unique artist's book. Well-known artist Judith Serebrin received a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Utah in 1990 and has been making limited edition and unique books since then. Her work can be found in public and private collections in the United States and abroad. She states: "All my life I have observed, listened and looked at the world around me and have tried to make sense of it. I am concerned with issues of social justice, and liberation. Art for me is a way to learn about the world and to challenge oppressive mores, to make interesting connections that I can share with others. I hope to make others think as well, to grin, to perhaps gain insight and to spark new thoughts. Interrelations between people, animals and the planet are explored in my work--I hope in ways that are accessible. Using "book arts" as a format is part of that for me as you can have an intimate experience holding a book and looking through it." She often creates her artists' books by combining ceramic structures with mixed-media paper books for striking effect. She says of this work: "This is part of a series of porcelain figures called “Soul Books.” Figures with books in them represent a symbolic and tactile way of being able to reach into someone’s soul without embarrassment, censorship, or fear. Both human and animal-like figures—all represent the importance of every creature to the world. This Soul Book figure represents the thoughtful intention in every action taken." The sculptural figure is made with stained porcelain and measures 6.5 x 2.25 x 1.75 inches. The book was created with paper, watercolor and ink, and linen thread with a binding of exposed link and kettle stitches. It measures .75 x 1.25 x .75 inches. In fine condition. Fine.
Boston: Richardson and Lord, 1824. Hardcover. Scarce travel classic written by Henry Knight [1789-1835] using the pseudonym of Arthur Singleton. Includes Knight's letters from Philadelphia, Washington City, Virginia, Kentucky, New Orleans, and the Gulf of Mexico with Knight's detailed and interesting observations of each city or region. Attractively bound in three quarter navy blue leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and raised bands to spine. Wear and rubbing to hinges, bands, and edges of boards. Rubbing to marbled paper covers. Exlibrary with book stamp of Headlee's Book Exchange to title page and verso. Bookplate to front pastedown featuring an unidentified family crest. Occasional spots of foxing to interior and handwritten note in pencil regarding pseudonym on title page, but clean and bright overall. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. 159 pages. AMER/010720. Very Good.
Philadelphia and Chicago: National Publishing Company and Ziegler, McCurdy & Co., [1868 and 1870]. Hardcover. First editions. Alexander Hamilton Stephens[a] (1812 – 1883) was an American politician who served as the vice president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865, and later as the 50th governor of Georgia from 1882 until his death in 1883. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented the state of Georgia in the United States House of Representatives before the Civil War and before becoming governor. The Howes bibliography describes this book as the "most elaborate - and best - argument for the constitutional validity of the doctrine of state sovereignty and the right of succession." Stephens was a supporter of the institution of slavery but initially opposed breaking up the union. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards. Black title and author labels to spines. Leather is scraped, rubbed, and worn as are the paper boards. Evidence of round spine labels and signout forms on rear pastedowns having been removed. Scattered foxing throughout Volume I; Volume II is cleaner and brighter. Offsetting from the engravings in both volumes. A few margin notes in Volume II. Engravings include Liberty Hall, Jefferson, Washington, Andrew Jackson, Stephens, Stephen Douglas, Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Lee, and Grant. A few ink notations on endpapers, bookplate and ownership signature of Dr. W.J. Murrell. Very good minus. Octavos. Volume I: 827 pages plus 4 pages of publisher ads; Volume II: 654 pages plus 3 pages with solicitations for hiring publisher agents. CIVILW/091021. Very Good -.
Bennington, VT: The Bird Press, 2010. Hardcover. Since 1997, The Bird Press has been an artist-run publishing project that has focused on hand printed artists’ books. All projects utilize some inherent aspect of the book and often take the form of open-ended collaborations with writers. Each project is a response to the last, both in form and content, in order for the work to continually evolve. Poetry, broadly defined, is a major inspiration for most of the work. Editions between 15-40 utilize various print media including: flatbed offset lithography, stone lithography, etching, letterpress, wood blocks, and digital pigment printing. Book artist Thorsten Dennerline creates paintings, drawings, and prints in addition to artists’ books. He has exhibited work across the U.S. as well as in Chile and Denmark. His work is represented in numerous collections including Yale University Library, the Library of Congress, UCLA, Stanford University, and the Kunstindustri Musset (Denmark).Number 15 of 40 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. A collaboration between Argentinian author and playwright, Jorge Accame, and American artist, Thorsten Dennerline. The two met at a residency program in New Hampshire and decided to create a story together using text and images. Accame describes the process: “Thorsten proposed starting the story with an image, I responded with words, to which Thorsten answered with another image, and so on up until the end. Because of this alternating, we had to be careful to maintain the thread of the story and the continuity of our narration.” The resulting Kafka-esque story involves a metamorphosis across a surreal landscape. Satisfied with the resulting story, Dennerline states: “I am excited about the surreal space we managed to occupy between the different worlds of our languages, of North and South, of texts and images, of photography and drawing, and of words and poetry. Most importantly, however, I like to think it has become something of its own, a kind of collaged world or hybrid landscape.” Jorge Accame (1956 - ) has won numerous awards for his poetry, short stories, plays, novels, and children’s books. Bound in red cloth boards with illustrated paper pastedown to edge of front board. The drawings are printed from lithographic stones and the text is letterpress printed. Housed in a red cloth covered slipcase. Text in English and Spanish. Size: Folio, 15 x 11 inches. Unpaginated. [34 pages.] ARTB/032717. Fine.
Bennington, VT: The Bird Press, 2017. Number 15 of 30 copies signed by the creators of this production. This complex and ambitious work is the result of an exchange between choreographer Susan Sgorbati and Thorsten Dennerline. They take Sgorbati’s concept of “Emergent Forms” as their point of departure. “Emergent Forms” grew out of Sgorbati’s study of the spontaneous composition of form in complex systems. Elements of order and interaction create recognizable patterns in these systems, but they remain dynamic, engendering differentiations that influence and modify the form. This phenomenon – the creation of order from a rich array of self-organizing interactions – is found not only in dance and music; indeed, it is present throughout the natural world. This project consists of four emergent forms (Pattern, Memory, Landscape, and Dream), each represented by a “volume”, a unique print/object. The texture, color and gesture of each form on paper emerged through the process of collaborative dialogue, reminiscent of a shared choreography. Each volume is not only a documentation of this dialogue, but also an interactive visualization of these emergent forms [artist's statement]. Various techniques were used in the creation of the volumes, including letterpress, woodblock, and stone lithography. The four volumes are housed in a CNC milled wooden box with a cloth top. The box in turn is in a stiff paper slipcase. In fine condition. Measurements: Box, 244x390 mm (9.5x15.5 inches) Books inside box: Pattern, 78x152mm Memory, 206 x151mm Landscape, 214x94 mm Dream, 151X305 mm. Founded in 1997 by Thorsten Dennerline, The Bird Press is an artist-run publishing project that has focused on hand printed artists’ books. All projects utilize some inherent aspect of the book and often take the form of open-ended collaborations with writers. Each project is a response to the last, both in form and content, in order for the work to continually to evolve. Poetry, broadly defined, is a major inspiration for most of the work. They produce editions of between 15-40 copies, utilizing various print media including: flatbed offset lithography, stone lithography, etching, letterpress, wood blocks, and digital pigment printing.The Bird Press books are represented by many library collections, including The New York Public Library, Stanford University, Smith College, Yale University, The Library of Congress, The Getty Research Foundation, and The National Gallery. Link to Video: https://youtu.be/0ZkNuAHvlFgARTISTSB/111320.
London: Christopher Barker, 1599. Hardcover. This is the New Testament text from the noted 1599 version of the Geneva bible. This bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the bible into English - preceding the King James bible by fifty-one years. The Geneva bible was the primary bible of 16th century Protestantism. It was first completed in 1560 as the first mechanically printed and mass produced bible, and there were over 150 editions until the last, probably in 1644. Some editions from 1576 included Lawrence Tomson's revisions. Some editions from 1599, including this one, used a new "Junius" version of Revelation translated from the Latin by Franciscus Junius with his annotations. This octavo volume includes only The New Testament. It was printed by the deputies of Christopher Baker, Printer to Queen Elizabeth I. Bound in early brown leather with four spine compartments with gilt titling and decoration. Binding is scuffed, rubbed and corners are bumped. Leather rubbed along joints. Marbled endpapers. Interior pages are browned and have some foxing but text is still quite legible. Some chipping and small tears along margins. It appears that a few pages were trimmed to fit the binding but text is still complete. Very good. A scarce and desirable copy of this important version of the Bible. Not paginated. REL/122720. Very Good.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1880. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Three volumes in the original cloth. This book was never reprinted in its original triple decker form (Sadleir). It is the last book of Trollope’s wonderful Palliser series. The six books of the series follow the lives of Plantagenet Palliser, later the Duke of Omnium, and his wife, Lady Glencora. She is one of Trollope’s most memorable characters, full of life and personality. The book is bound in dark blue-green cloth with block design on front cover, and spine with gilt title, author, and publisher. The bindings are in very good condition with some bumping to boards and spine edges. The interior pages are quite clean with the usual aging to the page margins. In Volume I the rear hinge is cracked, although the binding is otherwise tight. There is a diagonal tear across the top right of the first page of each volume, with a few words from the first four lines of the recto missing. Volumes II and III are tender but holding tight. Very nice except for the odd tears to the first page of each book. Volume I: 320 pages; Volume II: 327 pages; Volume III: 312 pages. This set may require an extra shipping fee. LIT/010913. Very Good.
n.p. n.p., n.d. An attractively framed silk screen print of a famous photograph of young Ho Chi Minh taken during his years in France. It was in France that Ho Chi Minh became drawn to Communism years before he became the revolutionary leader of North Vietnam. In the photo portrait he is wearing a bowler hat and looking into the camera. The print is in shades of dark red and taupe, with French words making a design in the background ("a la societe des nations," "Colonisation France" etc.) The frame is dark brown, and the double matte is in the same red and taupe as the print. Print is 9 x 13 inches. Framed picture is 16 x 19 inches. In very good condition save for a few very small nicks to frame. ART/022513. Very Good.
Spain: 1537. Five lines of music and verse in Latin on extremely heavy vellum. The text is written in a Spanish rounded gothic hand (Rotunda). A beautiful large initial "A" is in yellow with a tile border in black, red, and liquid gold. Verso: Five lines of music and verse with large undecorated initial. This leaf is in a large gilded wooden frame with plexiglass on both sides so that the verso is visible. The leaf measures approximately 25.25 x 17.25 inches. #103. Fine.
A leaf from a medieval manuscript Bible: Paris, France, mid 13th century, in Latin, on vellum. There are fifty-five lines of double column text in microscopic-miniscule Gothic script. There are book headings, chapter numbers, Book of Tobias [Doway-Rheims] non existent in the King James, Chapters 1-2, Miniature of Tobit lying in bed with a swallow above. Verso: there are fifty-five lines of double column text in microscopic-miniscule Gothic script. Bible leaves from the 13th century are becoming rare. Framed. #2874. Fine.
1853. Hardcover. Very good in the original black publisher's cloth with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front cover. Chipping to book cloth along spine ends and minor wear to corners and edges of boards. Minor dampstaining / discoloration to rear board. With numerous illustrations including several large fold out maps of New York. Most of the fold outs have closed tears and creases. Clean and bright overall with minor dampstaining to edges of last few pages. Gift inscription dated Nov. 18th 53 from J.L.H. Ward Esq in pen on the front free endpaper. 505 pages. NY/022118. Very Good.
London: Jacob Tonson, 1705. Hardcover. A unique copy of a first edition Restoration comedy from the personal library of actor and theater manager John Philip Kemble. The volume is initialed, collated, and pronounced perfect on the title page in ink by Kemble along with the date. John Philip Kemble (1757 - 1823) was an important English actor who also achieved fame as the manager of the Drury Lane and Covent Garden theaters. He was also known for assembling a theatrical library that was unrivaled. After he retired in 1819 he sold his collection of 4000 plays and forty volumes of playbills to Cavendish, the 6th Duke of Devonshire. The Devonshire collection is now part of the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. The remainder of Kemble's library was auctioned by Evans in Pall Mall over ten days beginning January 21, 1821 (from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) was an untrained but accomplished architect who designed Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard in conjunction with NIcholas Hawksmoor. He was a popular dramatist and some of his comedies such as The Relapse and The Provok'd Wife are still performed today. For this copy each individual page has been meticulously mounted on slightly large sheets of contemporary white paper. It has been beautifully bound by Riviere and Son in full tan calf with gold tooling and lettering. The spines have five raised bands with gilt decorated compartments and there are two leather labels, one with the play's title and author, and the other stating "J.P. Kemble's Copy." With gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, and all edges gilt, in near fine condition The pages of the play are lightly browned with occasional spots of foxing and soiling. On page 71 it appears that some of the text was lost and has been repaired by someone handwriting the missing text on white paper and affixing it to the page. Still a very good copy of this play. Measures 6.5 x 9 inches. 62 pages plus 2 page epilogue. DRAMA/011821. Very good +.
[ca. 1906]. An original 15,5 page holograph manuscript from the prolific author Bettina Von Hutten (1874-1957), probably best remembered for the "Pam" series. She was born in the United States as Bettina Riddle. She married the English Shakespearean actor Henry Ainley, and later married Baron von Hutten, Chamberlain to the King of Bavaria, in 1897. They divorced twelve years later. This is a melodramatic story about the unhappily married wife of a drama critic who accidentally meets an actor on a bridge as he is about the commit suicide. He of course does not. The short story appeared in Volume 41 of Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1906. Written on the letterhead of the Hotel Tyrol in Innsbruck. Worn, frayed, and darkened but still good. AUTO/092013. Good +.
Toronto: George A. Walker, 2014. Hardcover. Number 63 of 80 copies. Signed by Walker, Ravvin, and Smart. Master engraver George Walker has created this splendid work celebrating the 80th birthday (September 21, 2014) of Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen. The eighty wood engravings commemorate Cohen's artistic accomplishments and explore how images of Leonard Cohen have appeared in popular culture over his six decade career. The black and white engravings are arranged chronologically and depict scenes from Cohen's varied creative endeavors. The book also presents portraits of some of the many famous people in his life, including Allan Ginsberg, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Andy Warhol. In his images Walker strives to communicate the importance of Cohen's Zen Buddhist philosophy and plays with numerology and the symbolism behind the number 8. This beautiful book took over one year to make. The engravings were hand printed on Folio Rising Stonehenge archival rag paper. The text pages used Garamond type for the text body and Bernhard for the headings. Bound in black Japanese Asahi bookcloth and housed in a clamshell box covered in the same cloth. The book cover has an inset of an engraved portrait of Cohen and has a brown cloth spine label. A different portrait is inset on the clamshell box. 6 1/4 x 8 x 2 1/2 inches. Unpaginated (22 pages printed recto). PRI/041916. Fine.
London: Methuen and Co., 1895. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. This is a collection of fifteen science fiction short stories, many of which originally appeared in periodicals, including the Pall Mall Gazette, Pall Mall Budget, and the St. James Gazette. This was the author’s first book of short stories. Stories include: The Stollen Bacillus, the Flowering of the Strange Orchid, the Triumphs of a Taxidermist, A Deal in Ostriches, the Flying Man, Aepyornis Island, A Moth - Genus Novo, the Treasure in the Forest, and more. Very good in original dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Elaborate Art Nouveau style illustration to spine and front board. Light damp stain to front board, minor rubbing to edges of boards and spine ends, and crease to spine. The interior is clean overall with a few spots of foxing to first and last few pages. Small chip to front free endpage. 275 pages plus 32 pages of ads dated September 1895. LIT/092308. Very Good.
London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. Hardcover. First Edition. An excellent Author's Presentation Copy, inscribed "C.F.A. Voysey from H.G. Wells." Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific writer in many genres but is best remembered for his science fiction novels, of which this is one. This dystopian work was first published in 1899, but Wells revised it in 1910 and published it as When the Sleeper Awakes. He was dissatisfied with this first version, saying it was written when he was under time pressures. The recipient is Charles Voysey, an important English architect and designer who was influenced by the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. In 1900 he was the architect for Spade House, which Wells built in 1900 and lived in for the succeeding decade. Laid in is a Raphael Tuck and Sons "real photograph" postcard of Wells that is contemporary with the book and signed in ink below the image. Such an early photograph of Wells is uncommon and signed ones are rare. It is very likely that Wells gave this one to Voysey. Bound in original red cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover. Spine is faded, bumping to corners. Hinges tender, endpapers smudged, light spotting to half title page not affecting the inscription. An accession number is written in ink on the free front endpaper and there is a blind stamp "W.H. Smith and Son London" below it. Bookplate of John Richard Sofio to front pastedown. Housed in handsome beige cloth box with leather title and author label to spine. Very good condition. 329 pages. LIT/011416. Very Good.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. Hardcover. Signed by both Eudora Welty and Barry Moser on the title page. First edition thus of Welty's debut novel, published in 1942. Eudora Welty (1909-2001) is a famed author and photographer who wrote about the American south. This novel was inspired by a story by the brothers Grimm. Moser's evocative black and white illustrations capture the romantic nature of the story.Bound in cream paper covers with a tan linen spine with titling to both cover and spine. In a dark blue pictorial dust jacket with Moser illustrations on both covers. Book and jacket are in fine condition. Measures 6 x 9.5 inches. 134 pages. LIT/112120. Fine / Fine.
Whittington Press, Summer 2009. Hardcover. 1 of 700 copies. Features articles by Phil Abel, Andrew Anderson, Ruth Artmonsky, Robert Aspinall, Hal Bishop, Jerry Cinamon, Sandy Connors, Catherine Dixon, Andrew Dolinski, James Fergusson, Colin Franklin, Philip Gallo, Michael Harvey, and Richard Healy. Fine in flexible white wrappers with black typographical illustration to front board. Slight bump to top corners. Pristine interior with numerous illustrations and tipped-in printing samples. Fine orange dust jacket with black title to spine panel and illustration to front panel. 181 pages. PRI/110609. Fine in fine dust jacket.
London: Printed at the University Press in Cambridge by Richard Watts for Longman, Hurst, Orme and Rees, 1807. Hardcover. Scarce first edition of this influential work that was based upon studies undertaken by Wilkins during a four year tour of Greece, Italy and Asia Minor from 1801 to 1805. The book was greatly influential in the revival of the Greek Revival style in English architecture. A folio volume bound in later green buckram with tears along spine, bumping, rubbing, and soiling. The book shows moderate wear, with moderate foxing and age toning, particularly in the margins. A few of the plate images are also affected but for the most part the images themselves are clean. There are 73 engraved plates including one fold-out, eleven vignettes, and three in text maps. Twenty-one of the plates are sepia acquatints. Despite condition issues this is still a nice copy of this important book. ARCH/041321. Very Good -.
London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1897. Hardcover. First Edition. An excellent presentation copy. Inscribed by William Butler Yeats to his friend Clement Shorter: " Clement Shorter from W B Yeats June 23 1899." William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), the famous Irish poet, was one of the most important figures in twentieth century literature. and was key figure in Ireland's nationalist movement. Clement Shorter (1857-1926) was a British journalist and critic who was also an avid collector of books and manuscripts, particularly of the Brontes. He was the editor of the Illustrated London News and in 1893 founded the periodical Sketch. The fourth story in this short story collection, "Where There is Nothing, there is God," was first published in Sketch in October 1896. The stories blend Irish with Rosicrucian themes and characters. Bound in the original blue cloth with the famous cover design done for Yeats by Althea Gyles stamped in gilt on covers and spine. At its center is a four-petalled rose joined to a cross. The boughs of the tree resemble a serpent; among them, just above the rose, are the kissing faces of a man and a woman, With six black and white illustrations by William's father, John Butler Yeats. The binding is bright and beautiful with very slight bumping to corners. Interior pages are quite clean with just a trace of aging to margins. Housed in a cream cloth covered clamshell box with black and gilt title label to spine. Near fine condition. LIT/011816. Near Fine.
Washington DC: 2012-2013. Hardcover. Limited to 7 copies. These three fascinating volumes comprise the Non-Boundaries Series. They document a project undertaken by Zussman in which a group of people was asked to categorize a list of forty-two interactions between memory and reality into three to five categories. The book artist states: "This project has been a physical fulfillment of the question of whether there is any conscious common ground to the way we categorize unfamiliar phenomena and interactions that haven't been categorized for us in advance." The first volume provides the categories representing each participant's grouping and categorization of the interactions. In the second volume, participants were asked to map up to five interactions from the same list, using Euclidean geometric tools of a dot and a line. The third volume uses Jeremy Bentham's circular structure, the Panopticon to explore the interactions between memory and reality from the first two volumes. Each volume is bound in white laminate covers with the title printed in black on the cover. In fine condition. 8 x 10 inches, Unpaginated. This set may require an extra shipping fee. ARTISTSBOOK/081315. Fine.