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Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio owes its name and its inspiration to the traditional Italian studio bibliografico. These small antiquarian bookshops, typically run by individuals combining deep scholarship with a love of the printed object, remind us that underlying both "study" and "studio" is the Latin word for zeal and devotion: studium. The heart of my stock in trade is a small, choice collection of early printed books; I also offer later items related to such specific areas as Renaissance humanism, the Classical tradition, and travel literature. But whatever I sell must meet my criteria: authenticity, rarity, interest. Since 1993, my goal has been to match discerning collectors with extraordinary books and manuscripts.

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ca. 1899 ยท Igdlorpait

by ISAK OF IGDLORPAIT (1866-1903)

 

48-page watercolor sketchbook by "Isak,"

a disabled Greenlander who did odd jobs at a Moravian mission at the end of the 19th century. Isak presented the booklet as a gift to the last departing missionary when the settlement was abandoned in 1901.

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