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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. Hardcover. First Edition. "In this panoramic and colorful book, Jürgen tells the story of the European Enlightenments' nuanced encounter with the great civilizations of the East, from the Ottoman Empire and India to China and Japan. Here is the acclaimed book that challenges tthe notion that Europe's formative engagement with the non-European world was invariably marred by an imperial gaze and presumptions of Western superiority" (jacket). Fine in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright. In beige jacket with maroon title to spine. 676 pages. MID/051019. Fine / Fine.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2015). Hardcover. 8vo. Review copy. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior. Black, red, and white illustrated dust jacket with black and red title to front panel and white title to red spine panel. Index, 222 pages. VIET/051019. Fine / Fine.
New York: Scribner, 2008. Hard Cover. "Told with urgency and sharp political insight, Nixonland recaptures America's turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rose from the political grave to seize and hold the presidency" (jacket). First edition, later printing. Black cloth backed grey paper covered boards with silver title to spine. Clean, bright interior with illustrations. Tight binding. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine. Index, 881 pages. PRES/050819. Fine / Fine.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition. When William Morris founded the Kelmscott Press, his celebrated private press, in 1891, one of the books he intended to print was an edition of the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer. Because of its size and complexity, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer did not emerge from the press until June 1896, shortly before Morris's death. It was recognized even in its time as the most remarkable and important production from this influential press. In fine condition in fine dustjacket. 280 pages. PRI/053019. Fine / Fine.
Annapolis: Hall of Records Commission, State of Maryland, 1971. Hardcover. Very good maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and spine. Light bumping to corners. A few spots of foxing and a faint stamp to front free end paper. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. In very good- pink paper dust jacket with gilt title to front and spine panels. Minor fading to spine and chipping to edges of dust jacket. 498 pages. Maryland History. MD/042219. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
Boston, Toronto, London: Little, Brown and Company, (1992). Hardcover. A Bullfinch Press Book. Folio. Black and white illustrated cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. One small scratch to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Interior is clean and bright and filled with beautiful black and white photographic illustrations. PHOTO/060419. Near Fine.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Light brown cloth covered boards with black and light blue illustration and title to front board and gilt title to spine. Foxing and rubbing to exterior as well as bumping to spine ends and corners. Minor Rolling to Spine. Article about book pasted to front free end paper. Book plate of William Calvert Steuart, of the priminent Steuart family of Maryland. Original owner's name and date written in pen to top edge of title page. Small damp stain/browning to bottom margin of several pages at the beginning of the book. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Includes discussions of race relations in the south. 262 pages. MAR/042519. Very Good.
Paris: Librarie de la Construction Moderne, 1929-1930. Hardcover. Volume 45 of this weekly journal on all things architectural - theoretical, applied, practical, civil engineering, and legal issues. The issues date from 10/6/1929 to 9/28/1930. They have continuous pagination. The issues are filled with striking black and white photographs of hotels, public buildings, private homes, apartments. Many of the photos show the popularity of Art Deco architecture and design during that period. The coverage is mostly of French architecture although there are occasionally buildings in other European cities. Bound is brown quarter leather and marbled paper covered boards. Light rubbing and bumping to exterior but still very nice. Interior pages very good with occasional mark or closed tear to margins. Measures 9.5 x 12.25 inches. 820 pages. Heavy book that may require extra postage. ARCH/050319. Very Good.
Dania Beach, FL: Claire Jeanine Satin, 2019. An accodion bound miniature book with white paper covered boards decorated with metallic paint. The interior pages feature pasted down metallic objects arranged in an artful manner. No text or titling. This is one in a series of six similiar books, each with different cover designs and interiors. Size: about ??? inches.A unique artists' book from Claire Jeanine Satin, a well known book artist, sculptor and designer of public art installations. Signed by the artist. 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 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. ARTISTSBOOK/052119. Fine.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition. "Viewing Russian history through the bottom of the vodka bottle helps us to understand why the 'liquor question' remains important to Russian high politics even today - almost a century after the issue had been put to bed in most every other modern state. Indeed, recognizing and confronting vodka's devastating political legacies may be the greatest political challenge for this generation of Russia's leadership, as well as the next" (jacket). In illustrated jacket with red spine panel titled in white. Clean and bright. 492 pages. RUS/051019. Fine / Fine.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Hardcover. "This volume offers a comprehensive and original analysis and reconceptualization of the compedium of struggles that wracked the collapsing Tsarist empire and the emergent USSR, profoundly affecting the history of the twentieth century" (jacket). Fine in grey cloth boards with silver title to spine. Clean and bright. In green illustrated dust jacket with whtie title to front and spine panels. 423 pages. RUS/050919. Fine / Fine.
Chicago: Starshaped Press, 2019. Hardcover. Number 21 of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. "The Almighty Starshaped is an ornamental romp through the streets and alleys of Chicago, a colorful snapshot of street vernacular. Taking the form of a little black sketchpad, or piece book, its imagery is neither a glorification of glistening architectural facades, nor the seedy underbelly of the city’s infamy" (book artist). Black cloth boards with paper title pastedown to front cover. Letterpress printed using metal type and thousands of ornaments in multicolor on Mohawk Superfine White paper. Includes prospectus. Size: about 7.25 x 5.25 inches. [48 pages.] PRI/051319. Fine.
Chicago: Starshaped Press, 2017. Hardcover. Number 20 of 50 copies, signed and numbered by artist. "The term 'girl' has a host of negative connotations; it sounds condescending to any woman who's done her share of living in the adult world. The subcultures represented here owned it, building their personas on style, music and most importantly, their attitude and approach to creating a self-defined culture. The girls of the Starshaped Press are letterpress printed with modular metal type and rule, proving even squares are hip" (title page). Includes four "girls" with accompanying lyrics: Rude Girl, Mod Girl, Good Girl, and B-Girl. Bound in black paper wrappers with circular cut out revealing title on first page (appropriately resembling a record cover). Includes prospectus, which has photographic images of the metal type used to create two of the four girls. Printed on black and metallic silver Mohawk Paper. A creative and beautifully printed book. [8 pages] PRI/051319. Fine.
Chicago: Starshaped Press, 2018. Hardcover. 54 of 100 copies, including 15 in deluxe hand-colored edition. Signed and numbered by the artist. These forms were originally set and printed in the Fall of 2015 as the artist was dealing with the declining health of her late husband. The forms were rebuilt in 2018 for this edition, which is the first edition offered for sale. "While my husband battled cancer in 2015-16, Starshaped Press was my refuge, type my therapist. With every disheartening deliverance of bad news during the day, I raced to the shop at night, setting 25 symbolic typographic images. September 25th was our anniversary as well as the date of his diagnosis. Tiny typeset forms featured lyrics from the soundtrack of our life unraveling... a mini mixtape of grief. I printed and gave them to my husband, a testament to our shared sense of loss. 'Put It In a Letter' showcases these forms & feelings in a star-shaped book, sampling lyrics remixed with handset vintage type and ornaments" (book artist). Featured lyrics are taken from songs by Belle and Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Bob Dylan, Wilco, Yo La Tengo, Frightened Rabbit, Dum Dum Girls, and more. Accordion bound with grey paper covered boards titled in red on front cover. Letterpress printed using metal type and many ornaments on fine paper. Housed in a grey cardstock slipcase with dark grey title to spine and front panels. Size in case: about 4.75 x 4.75 inches. PRI/051319. Fine.
Chiapas, Mexico: Taller Lenateros, 2007. Taller Lenateros, or The Woodlanders' Workshop, is a community of Mayan artists who produce handmade paper, artists' books, silkscreen and wood block prints, pansey graphs, natural dyes, and magic spells. The society was founded in 1975 by poet Ambar Past, and continues to flourish while offering training and employment to men and women who have no education and no career. Inspiration for many of the projects comes from dreams, nature, and Mayan history and tradition. This book was originally volume three of the "Portable Mayan Altar," which included a small cardboard hut, 3 books, several ceramic sculptures, and some votive candles. This illustrated book of poetry is written in Tzotzil with an English translation. Bound in black handmade paper with gilt title to front board and gilt volume number to spine. It has marbled end pages, full gilt edges, and a black ribbon book mark. In fine condition. Unpaginated. ARTB/061219. Fine.
Chiapas, Mexico: Taller Lenateros, 2007. Taller Lenateros, or The Woodlanders' Workshop, is a community of Mayan artists who produce handmade paper, artists' books, silkscreen and wood block prints, pansey graphs, natural dyes, and magic spells. The society was founded in 1975 by poet Ambar Past, and continues to flourish while offering training and employment to men and women who have no education and no career. Inspiration for many of the projects comes from dreams, nature, and Mayan history and tradition. This book was originally volume two of the "Portable Mayan Altar," which included a small cardboard hut, 3 books, several ceramic sculptures, and some votive candles. The book is written in Tzotzil with an English translation. Bound in black handmade paper with gilt title to front board and gilt volume number to spine. It has marbled end pages, full gilt edges, and a black ribbon book mark. It contain spells, directions for casting, and illustrations. The spells read like poetry. For example: “I want him to come with flowers in his heart. With all his heart, I want him to talk to my body.” In fine condition. Unpaginated. ARTB/061219. Fine.