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Limited Edition: Oldest Living Things

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Limited Edition: Oldest Living Things

It’s rare to have the opportunity to travel the hundreds of miles into Death Valley or across the Siberian taiga to commune with such specimens, but now it’s possible to own a memento of these ancient lives.

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It’s rare to have the opportunity to travel the hundreds of miles into Death Valley or across the Siberian taiga to commune with such specimens, but now it’s possible to own a memento of these ancient lives.

Story

Nothing supplies a refreshing dose of memento more like standing aside an organism that has weathered several millennia. It’s a rare opportunity to travel hundreds of miles into Death Valley or across the Siberian taiga to visit such an organism, so Rachel Sussman has created an inventory of the oldest lives on Earth. Sussman’s lush collection biographies segments of Earth’s vast biological timeline and recounts human reactions to cohabiting with the ancients. Her anecdotal histories range from reverent to tragic, and never fail in lending some perspective to the day.

Specs
  • By Rachel Sussman
  • Includes hand-constructed book box, stamped and numbered inside (edition of 150)
  • A first edition of The Oldest living Things in the World
  • Archival fine art pigment print of the cover image. Print title Spruce Gran Picea #0909-11A07 (9,550 years old; Dalarna, Sweden), 2014
  • The print comes packaged in museum board envelope and book is inside the book box
  • Both the book and print are signed by the artist
  • Essays by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Carl Zimmer
  • Published by University of Chicago Press
  • Book Dimensions: 11.9” x 10.2” x 1.1"
  • Box Dimensions: 14.75" x 13.25" x 1.75"
  • 304 pages
  • Hardcover
Notes
  • 2014 edition
Origin
  • Printed in the USA