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THE THIRD PLANET Exploring the Earth from Space
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THE THIRD PLANET Exploring the Earth from Space

By Ride, Sally and O'Shaughnessy, Tam

San Diego, California: Imaginary Lines, Inc., 2004. "Through the small windows of the Space Shuttle, I looked down on Earth and saw the oceans and land that make up our planet. The view was spectacular. Circling 200 miles above the Earth, I saw the atmosphere-just a thin, blue band above the horizon-separating Earth from the blackness of space" From 1st page.. Signed by Sally Ride. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket (as issued).

$50.00

GDANSK
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GDANSK

By Stankiewicz, Jerzy and Szermer, Bohdan

Stankiewicz, Jerzy and Szermer, Bohdan. GDANSK, Warsaw, Poland: Arkady, 1971. 1971 Illustrated book on the buildings of the city of Gdansk in Polish.Some colour photos and some black and white.Book is cream coloured cloth hard cover with gold lettering of "Gdansk".Shows a little discolouring and staining.Slip cover covered with Broadart covering to help maintain it's condition.Size is 8 inches wide x 7.75 inches tall.. Hard Cover. Good/Fair to Good. Illus. by Kupiecki, Edmund.

$25.00

HALF LIFE 2: RAISING THE BAR
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HALF LIFE 2: RAISING THE BAR

By David Hodgson

3000 Lava Ridge Court, Roseville: Prima Games, 2004. Book and Dust jacket condition near fine. Dust Jacket Depicts the iconic Gordan Freeman, book hardcover the same image. Blank white End covers and paste downs. . First Edition. Illustrated Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Many Various.

$100.00

PARAGRAPHS ON PRINTING
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PARAGRAPHS ON PRINTING

By Rogers, Bruce

New York: William E. Rudge's Sons, 1943. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2". Brown boards with gilt titling to front, back, and spine. Slight rubbing to spine ends and corners; soiling to back cover. Slight toning to page-edges. Text is clean and clear, sound copy; 187 pages. Subtitle reads "elicited from Bruce Rogers in talks with James Hendrickson on the functions of the book designer." American typographer Bruce Rogers was widely considered to be one of the greatest book designers of the twentieth century. Aimed at students of design, this beautifully produced book offers "some informational observations on typographical problems, for the sake of brevity more or less epigrammatic in form, accompanied by numerous reproductions of pages of the author's own design by way of illustration and example." (From Introductory Note.). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$20.00

BETWEEN DEVOTION AND DESIGN: The Architecture of John Cyril Hawes 1876-1956
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BETWEEN DEVOTION AND DESIGN: The Architecture of John Cyril Hawes 1876-1956

By Taylor, John J.

Nedlands, Western Australia: University of Western Australia Press, 2000. Beige cloth-covered boards with brown titling to spine. 11 1/2" x 8 1/2". Spine is slightly shaken; minute rubbing to spine ends and corners. Very clean, tight copy; probably unread. Light brown dust-jacket with black titling; illustrated with architectural drawings to both front and back. Slight rubbing to top edge of dust-jacket; spine is slightly sunned, and there are a few small marks and indents to lower spine (dust-jacket). Large, clean bookplate to front endpaper; small, faint traces of pencil to upper right corner of front endpaper. 406 pages in all, including introduction, notes, chronology, bibliography, and index. "BETWEEN DEVOTION AND DESIGN pays tribute to the life and work of John Cyril Hawes, whose remarkable architectural works can be seen around the globe, from the sedate south of England, to the hurricane-torn Caribbean, to the dry rugged Mid-West of Western Australia. Hawes trained as both an architect and a priest, and it was the union of these two vocations that influenced his work. Sensitive to the elements of the environment and the different cultures he worked within, he developed an idiosyncratic and imaginative style. [...] Extensively illustrated with reproductions of Hawes' designs, buildings, paintings and sketches, Between Devotion and Design will inspire general readers, architects and scholars alike." (From front flap.). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$135.00

OVERSEAS SNAPS
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OVERSEAS SNAPS

By Baseley, W.C.

1935. This is a private collection of "'overseas' photographs collected and bound by W.C. Baseley, 1935" (as inscribed by author). Brown imitation leather boards, quarter bound in brown cloth to both spine and inner hinges; black titling to front. One small mark to the fore-edge. Each page features one (of portrait orientation) or two (landscape) photographs in black and white, each accompanied by a brief description and dedication to the photographer. The photographs depict life in China, Spain, South Africa, Siam, Kashmir, Bolivia, Java, Australia, India, Rhodesia, Iraq, Canada, Palestine, Egypt, Rumania, Arabia, Ceylon, Burma, Venezuela, Argentina, Trinidad, Mauritius, British Guiana, Kenya, Cyprus, Mexico, Borneo, Hong Kong, and Uganda, among many others. Very clean, tight copy; extremely scarce.. Inscribed by author on front end-paper. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket (as issued). 7 1/2" x 5".

$40.00

SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL
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SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL

By Woodward, Christopher

London: Thames and Hudson, 1970. Mustard cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped porpoise decoration to front and titling to spine. Faint remnants of a price-stamp to top corner of front end-paper. Spine slightly shaken. Pictorial dust jacket that is slightly toned and marked; not price-clipped. Very clean, tight copy; 136 pages, including index, "notes on the plates", and 116 illustrations (11 in color). Since the 1950s, the American firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been one of the major practitioners of the purist architectural idiom established by the masters of the modern International Style...". First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Futagawa, Yukio. 10" x 8".

$45.00

MEDIEVAL STRUCTURE: THE GOTHIC VAULT
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MEDIEVAL STRUCTURE: THE GOTHIC VAULT

By James H. Acland

Printed in Canada: University of Toronto Press 1972, 1972. Gold and black dust cover in very good condition, with gilt titling to spine and different Gothic vaults featured on front and back, slight wear on top edge and spine. Book is in near fine condition with yellow cloth boards with a reproduction of an architectural diagram on front, and black spine with gilt titling. Black endpapers and pastedowns. Features many black and white architectural illustrations and photographs of actual vaults throughout the whole book. "Four splendid centuries of innovation carried building in northern Europe from the indigenous timber barn and framed hall to the dramatic evocation of space and light in the great cathedrals... illustrated throughout with the author's strong, clear and informative drawings, with hundreds of photographs, Medieval Structure shows how the architects of the Gothic cathedrals, by an innovative use of materials, and logical structural techniques, gave physical form to the needs and aspirations of the medieval man." — Dust Jacket. First Edition 1972. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by James H. Acland.

$50.00

PAINT AND CIRCUMSTANCE
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PAINT AND CIRCUMSTANCE

By Kerr, Illingworth

Calgary, Alberta: Paperworks Press Limited, 1987. 9" x 10 1/2". Green cloth-covered boards with white titling to front and spine. In near fine green cloth-covered slipcase. Attached silk bookmark. Number 23 of 300 limited edition copies. Two prints signed, titled, and numbered by author in pencil - held in inside front pocket and protected by tissue guards. very clean, clear copy. The author's description: "A painting attempts to say what cannot be said with words. We should leave it at that, but we don't: the who-what-why-where-when about painting goes on and on. Years ago the University of Saskatchewan asked me to do a tour of six cities giving an illustrated talk about myself and my work. As a one-time writer of fiction and teller of tall tales I felt challenged to make something out of a non-hero. Paint and Circumstance became the theme of my efforts, and I still like it because it affords a lot of leeway." Half prints of his work, and half autobiography, Kerr takes us on a journey through his artwork.. Signed by Author. First Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket (as issued). Illus. by Kerr, Illingworth. Slipcase.

$100.00

UNKNOWN TUSCANY
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UNKNOWN TUSCANY

By Alt, Patrick (with introduction by Rexer, Lyle)

Culver City, CA: Mammoth Plate Press, 2006. 9 3/4" x 11 1/4". Green cloth-covered boards with black and white photograph to front, and gilt titling to front and spine. Orange paste-downs and end-papers. Original frontispiece showing a black and white photograph. One very slight pen marking to bottom edge. Likely unread. Clean, clear copy; 74 pages plus author biographies in back. From the author's introduction: "In the years I have traveled with my large format view cameras, I have come to bypass the grand landscape, the pretty scene, the expected. I find myself searching for those things hidden in plain sight that define and reveal a place. My earlier photographs of untrammeled nature have given way to the marks people leave on the landscape: their farms, their buildings, and their sanctuaries. None of those people are in these pictures, only what they have left behind." This is a collection of Alt's profound imagery in black and white. Scarce.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket (as issued).

$120.00

NECRONOMICON
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NECRONOMICON

By Giger, H. R.

London: Big O Publishing Ltd, 1978. Illustrated card soft cover with white titling to front and spine. What appears to be the author's signature and drawings to inside of front cover and end paper as there are very similar markings to other copies in existence. Spine cracked. Clean, clear copy; 78 pages. English translation by Nicholas Fry. 'Necronomicon, freely translated, means the types or masks of death, a museum of the fabulous abominations... The famous writer H.P. Lovecraft was the first to mention this work in his Cthulhu mythology. Many science fiction and fantasy writers have repeatedly mentioned this work but it is only now, in Giger's Necronomicon, that it has become reality for the first time.' 'Giger's autobiographical text gives the reader deeper insight into both the paintings and the painter through descriptions of his childhood in Switzerland, his memories and nightmares, his friends and lovers. He is undoubtedly one of the finest and creative artists of today - his work an illuminating exploration into the collective human psyche, containing as it does all the hopes, anxieties and neuroses of our turbulent and changing times.'. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). Illus. by Giger, H. R.. 16 1/4" x 11 1/2".

$350.00

CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE
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CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE

By Kinsey, Miriam

Rutland, Vermont; Tokyo, Japan: Charles E Tuttle Company, 1977. Cream boards, quarterbound in brown cloth, decorative brown design on front corner. Illustrated dust jacket, clipped. Illustrated slipcase. 200 illustrations, many in full colour. A beautifully presented book, Foreword by Hans Conried; contents include: (Part One) Background; Contemporary Netsuke; Subject Matter; Collecting Contemporary Netsuke; (Part Two) Techniques; A Netsuke in the Making (Photographic Series); (Part Three) Contemporary Carvers; Appendices, Bibliography, Glossary-Index. "In this unusual and engagingly written book [the author] traces the historical background of the art and goes on to examine its current state, at the same time providing that basic knowledge that every collector needs concerning authenticity, workmanship, and materials along with a wealth of information on subject matter, techniques, scholarly interest and investment." (Dust jacket). First Printing (stated) 1977. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Tomo-o Ogita, Tsune Sugimura (photographs), Adelheid Roth Roscher (sketches). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Slipcase.

$125.00

WORLDS IN A SMALL ROOM
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WORLDS IN A SMALL ROOM

By Irving Penn

USA: Penguin Books Grossman Publishers, 1974. Glossy stiff cover, with black and white black lettering and illustrations; slight toning to spine and edges. Very clean, sound copy. 96 pages with more than 70 reproductions of black and white photographs. Describing himself as "an ambulant studio photographer", the book includes photographs from Africa, India, South America the Meditteranean, USA, Europe. "For this remarkable collction of photographs, Penn has provided a text in which he further illuminates the relationship between photographer and subject, and the relationship between photographer and camera. This text is a perfect complement to the photographs it accompanies, and taken together, they compose a book of uncommon beauty and brilliance." (Back cover). First Edition. Pictorial Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Irving Penn. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Square.

$150.00

THE STUDIO - 1897 (magazines)
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THE STUDIO - 1897 (magazines)

By Various

London, 1897. Dark green textured cloth-covered boards, gilt stamped lettering; corners bumped, some edgewear and rubbing; page edges toned. Text and illustrations are very clean and clear . A collection of issues of "The Studio", publications dated 1897, bound in one volume; approximately 485 pages in total. Contents include: Volume X (approximately 208 pages) # 47 - February 1897; # 48 - March 1897; # 50 - May 1897; Volume XI (approximately 277 pages) # 151 - June 1897; # 52 - July 1897; # 53 - August 1897; # 54 - September 1897. Numerous illustrations, many full page, tissue-guarded, several in full colour: reproductions of art, design, sculpture, carvings, ceramics, stained glass. Text printed in two columns: illustrated articles on contemporary British and European artists; "Studio-Talk" - (international) Correspondents' Letters; Reviews of Recent Publications; Awards. (No Index, Table of Contents or publishing information) A treasure trove of Victorian art and artists.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket (as published). Illus. by Various. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bound Copies.

$125.00