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Philosophical and Miscellaneous Papers: a suite of forged historical prints [Artist Book].

San Francisco, CA: Deeply Game Publications, 2013. Limited Edition. Stiff Board Portfolio. Each of the three plates from Franklin's work includes a small, subtle anachronism...quite entertaining to try to locate.
"Commissioned to restore a first-edition Benjamin Franklin book by scientist W. H. Press, I recreated the 3 missing plates using letterpress, and added tiny, forged, anachronistic details suggested by the contemporary polymath in an imagined conversation with his predecessor. Press, an astrophysicist, theoretical physicist, computer scientist, and computational biologist, served as Vice Chair of President Obama's science advisory council." [artist statement]. Fine. Bright and unmarred. Halfbound, black cloth spine and tips, marbled paper boards, black paper enclosure with flaps, ribbon ties, 5 printed sheets laid in (three illustrations, one letter, and colophon). np. Illus. (b/w plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 4 of 9. Item #10970

Price: $750.00

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