The Painting And The City (signed/limited).

By: Wexler, Robert Freeman

Price: £20.00

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Grading: Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket.


Fantasy novel: introduction by Jeffrey Ford. LIMITED EDITION: from a total printing of 600 copies, this is one of 500 hardbound copies signed by the author and issued in pictorial boards without a dustjacket..

''what is the secret contained in Philip Schuyler's painting? Who was the woman he depicted, the innocent woman and her dark stalker? The Kreunen sisters know, but they must re-bury the past. And Jacob Lerner, artist flailing in a sea of commerce, can only press forward, explore his own art and the mystery of Schuyler's painting, aided and manipulated by an animate marionette of rosy glass. Manhattan, summer, in the rosy dawn of the 21st century, the sculptor Jacob Lerner sees a painting at a friend's apartment and is drawn into an obsessive search for traces of its long-dead painter, fictional 19th-century artist Philip Schuyler, and his subject, a woman called Madame Burgundy. The search leads to the remains of a once-powerful but still wealthy Dutch-American secret society, and carries Lerner through real and surreal Manhattan streets, buildings, and countryside. Finding Schuyler's journal draws Lerner in deeper. Finding the dapper marionette makes it impossible for Lerner to escape. The Painting and the City tells a story of art and its conflict with commerce, the way art can (literally) reshape the world, and the consequences of such a reshaping''.

Title: The Painting And The City (signed/limited).

Author Name: Wexler, Robert Freeman

Categories: PS Publishing: Harrogate.,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: PS Publishing: Harrogate.: 2009.

ISBN Number: 1906301530

ISBN Number 13: 9781906301538

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket.

Seller ID: 25730