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ARCHILOCHOS; Introduced

ARCHILOCHOS; Introduced, translated and illustrated by Michael Ayrton / with an essay by G.S. Kirk

Ayrton, Michael 4to (11 1/2" x 8 3/4"), grayish-brown cloth with gold lettering on spine & embossed figure by Ayrton of Archilochos on front cover, essay by classicist G.S. Kirk, archival mylar-protected depiction of Archilochos on B&W dust jacket (unclipped) with sketch by Michael Ayrton, profusely illustrated with 16 full-page B&W drawings by Ayrton, endpapers with B&W photo of funerary stone of Glaukos, a friend of Archilochos, 47 pages. Michael Ayrton (1921 - 1975) was a brilliantly talented English artist and writer, renowned as a painter, printmaker, sculptor and designer; also as a critic, broadcaster and novelist. His varied output of sculptures, illustrations, poems and stories reveals a profound interest in Greek myths; especially: Icarus and Daedalus, minotaurs and labyrinths. English artist-author-sculptor & all-around Renaissance man Michael Ayrton here writes his personally illustrated re-imagining of an ancient Greek poet-warrior, who was one tough bastard. SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, clean, bright in a Fine dj. Painter, printmaker, sculptor, theatre designer, writer and film-maker. Son of the poet Gerald Gould (1885-1936). He initially studied in London before moving to Vienna in 1936. He later moved to Paris where he studied under Eugene Berman (1899-1972) and shared a studio with John Minton (1917-1957), 1937-39. He also worked in the studio of Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978). On returning to London he was awarded a commission for theatre designs for John Gielgud's 1942 production of 'Macbeth'. He served briefly in the RAF during the Second World War and worked as an art critic for 'The Spectator' between 1944 and 1946. He painted neo-romantic landscapes and, from the early 1950s, produced bronzes based on the Greek legends of Icarus and the Minotaur. SUPERIOR CONDITION internally and externally! Tight, clean, unmarked. Some rubbing to unclipped dj. Not remaindered. Brilliantly illustrated by multi-talented Ayrton.
TRANSSEXUALISM AND SEX REASSIGNMENT

TRANSSEXUALISM AND SEX REASSIGNMENT

Richard Green, M.D. and John Money, Ph.D. Small 4to (9 1/4" x 6/1/2"), gray-blue cloth with black label on spine with silver lettering; illustrated with several B&W line drawings, figures, tables, B&W photographs of anatomy, patients, prosthetics, and surgical procedures, gray lettered dust jacket (unclipped) protected in a quality archival clear film cover, charcoal gray endpapers, xxii, [xxiii-xxiv] + 512 pages. 2 Lbs. 2 ozs. Dr. Richard Green (born 1936) is an American sexologist, psychiatrist, lawyer, and author specializing in homosexuality and transsexualism, specifically gender identity disorder in children. Green is the founding editor of the Archives of Sexual Behavior (1971) and the founding president of the International Academy of Sex Research (1975). John W. Money, Ph.D. (1921 - 2006) was an award-winning psychologist, sexologist and author, specializing in research into sexual identity and biology of gender. He was one of the first scientists to study the psychology of sexual fluidity and how the societal constructs of "gender" affect an individual. Recent academic studies have criticized Money's work in many respects, particularly in regards to his involvement with the sex-reassignment of David Reimer and his eventual suicide.--Wikipedia This anthology TRANSSEXUALISM AND SEX REASSIGNMENT consists of important studies relating to transsexualism and includes some illustrated graphic clinical procedures. It became a highly significant PIONEERING effort to bring together research on this complex sexual-gender area that helped lead to the field's recognition, improvement, and expansion. SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, clean, bright copy in a very well preserved dust jacket (a few nicks at the top of its spine; a couple of thin black streaks at the top of the rear dj panel).
THOMAS JEFFERSON DREAMS OF SALLY HEMINGS; A Novel

THOMAS JEFFERSON DREAMS OF SALLY HEMINGS; A Novel

O'Connor, Stephen SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the title page, thick 8vo, charcoal quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over charcoal boards, lettered dust jacket (unclipped) designed by Lynn Buckley, protected by a quality archival clear plastic sleeve, [xii} + 610 pages. 1 Lb. 14 Oz. Stephen O'Connor (born 1952) is an American writer of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. His most recent novel THOMAS JEFFERSON DREAMS OF SALLY HEMINGS has been published by Viking (2016). It deals with Jefferson's protracted affair with his slave Sally, the half-sister of his deceased wife and friend of his daughter.--Wiki John Quincy Adams once savaged Jefferson in a poem that mentioned "dusky Sally," so why should a brilliant modern author hold back? Sally was a half sister of TJ's deceased wife; highly attractive (if a cartoon depicting her with her hair wrapped has any value); and one of Sally's lovely sisters was placed with James Madison, who lived at the foot of Monticello. Jefferson was one of the largest slaveholders in Virginia, but he repeatedly condemned slavery in the harshest terms as a national problem akin to "holding a wolf by the ears." Plausibly, TJ failed to emancipate all of his slaves near the end of his life--only freeing Sally & her children--because his spendthrift ways and repeatedly poor returns on agricultural products left him destitute with slaves as his principal asset. Such complexities are a rich field for this highly talented author who follows paths previously blazed by Barbara Chase Riboud's, Sally Hemmings (1979), and Annette Gordon-Reed in The Hemingses of Monticello. SIGNED & in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally! No remainder markings.