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The Vatican Observatory and the Arts: The Sculpture of John David Mooney at Castel Gandolfo by  John David Mooney - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from after-words bookstore and

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The Vatican Observatory and the Arts: The Sculpture of John David Mooney at Castel Gandolfo

by Mooney, John David

Condition: Good +/No Jacket as Issued

Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory Publications, 1999. 106pp. Original pictorial wraps. Inscribed by John David Mooney on half-title page in black magic marker dated 10-12-04. This book serves as a catalogue for a series of sculptures that John David Mooney created at the Vatican Observatory and in the Papel Gardens at Castel Gandolfo in 1994. With essays by George V. Coyne, Richard Demarco, and John David Mooney. Pages are bright and clean (no writing, underlining, or highlighting). Binding is tight with no cracks or breaks. Covers have minor scuffing and ink-rubbing to lower of front flaps. Shelfwear (head of spine is dented/chipped, some minor nicking to heel of spine, light creasing to lower rear cover, rubbing/light denting to corners). This is not a remainder or ex-library. No previous owner markings. Nice reading copy. . Inscribed By Author. First Thus. Oversized Softcover with Flaps. Good +/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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