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BLAKE, WILLIAM,
Songs of Innocence
1954. The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, no date [1954]; 31 colour-printed plates, 5 letterpress pages; original orange morocco, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g.; spine minimally spotted and faded, without the slip-case. The fine Trianon Press facsimile of one of the earliest copies to be coloured and issued by the artist [c. 1790-1794], from the Lessing J. Rosenwald copy, now in the Library of Congress. One of the 800 copies for distribution in the U.S.A. with the American distributor's notice stuck over the imprint [the edition comprised 1626 copies in all].
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BROWN, MICHELLE P., (COMMENTARY)
The Holkham Bible Picture Book. 2 Volumes.
. Over 150 pictures painted with exquisite tinted washes forms an entirely unique picture bible and creates a fascinating view of a medieval artist's personal devotion. Half bound in blue leather with buckram sides printed with diaperwork pattern. Separate leather title label blocked with a design by David Eccles in gold, red and blue. Gilded on all three edges, with a ribbon marker. Printed on Swiss made Furioso paper. Presented together with the Commentary volume by Professor Michelle P. Brown in a buckram bound solander box with a leather title label. Over 150 images, 84 manuscript pages. Book size: 11" x 8". A unique manuscript, recreated in all its original glory in an exclusive facsimile edition limited to 1,750 numbered copies. 'If I make it true and God grants me life, never will you see another such book'. The artist's opening prayer has been triumphantly realised: he has brought popular scenes from the Bible to life in a manner that had never been achieved before nor has been since. Dramatic composition, delicate colouring and a humorous personal touch combine to make this a unique vision of the Bible and of the medieval age which produced it. The Holkham Bible abounds with details from the medieval world, A picture of medieval London , from new developments in technology (a jointed visor, ships depicted with innovatory rudders and bow sprits) to familiar London landmarks in the Middle Ages. The centre of medieval manuscript production was Paternoster Row, beneath the spire of St Paul's (the medieval cathedral spire was taller than Wren's dome), and this is depicted by the artist when the devil tempts Christ to throw himself from the temple. Immediately afterwards Satan takes Christ to a high place, which seems to be the earliest depiction of Hampstead Heath with its newly acquired windmill. The entire book hums with the hubbub of city life, but underneath this delight in bustle runs a sincere dion that reminds the viewer of the enormous appetite for and popularity of sermons, miracle plays and religious frescoes among medieval audiences. Instead of gilding in silver and gold, the artist has chosen to use a form of tinted wash which was popular in earlier manuscripts, but had almost disappeared in favour of heavier ornamentation. The subtlety and naturalistic poses are more reminiscent of the developments in fresco painting which were sweeping Italy than of the stylised figures of medieval illumination. The depiction of drapery, textiles and clothing throughout the manuscript is exceptionally well realised, and there are unusual diamond patterned backgrounds (known as diaperwork) with figurative flowers and oak leaves painted in red. In her Commentary, Professor Michelle P. Brown raises some fascinating suggestions, noting similarities to the needlepoint opus anglicarum for which London was famous. The artist uses time lapsed compositions to enhance the dramatic nature of his story û rather as a film storyboard might do. He frequently conflates events into a single image for dramatic impact and to provide a wealth of naturalistic detail. Hence in the depiction of the Creator, overleaf, elements of the third, fifth and sixth days of the creation are presented as it were simultaneously, producing a sumptuous array of birds, beasts and bushes. Words have clearly been added after the painting was finished the reverse of the normal method of manuscript production. Instead of classical Latin, the captions are written in Anglo Norman, with a strong 'franglais' flavour, since English words and phrases occasionally slip in. This provides Michelle Brown with clues to unravel the secret of the book's making in her Commentary. The artist seems to bring a strongly individual approach to which scenes he chooses to paint. Rather than following any known existing model, he combined a mixture of sources: Scripture, entertaining details from the mystery plays, episodes from an Anglo Norman account of Christ's childhood, and Petrus Comestor's influential twelfth century Historia Scholastica. This mixture gives us such appealing scenes as Christ playing on sunbeams as a child and God telling Noah to hurry up with the Ark so that he is forced to finish the top section in wicker rather than wood. There are moments, almost Chaucerian in their bawdy comedy, designed to appeal to a less than 'aristocratic' audience Jesus tricks his master by doing all his work with a miracle and Herod peeps down Salome's skirt as she stands on her hands, her dance turned into a tumbling acrobatic display.
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CARR, J[AMES] L[OYD]
The First Saturday in May; an Echo of a Shropshire Lad
. The Tern Press, Shropshire, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition, limited to 140 numbered copies printed on Lana paper and signed by the publishers, Nicholas and Mary Parry. Landscape small8vo. Unpaginated. Decorated boards. Illustrated with eight black and white wood engravings from drawings and photographs taken at various villages on the first Saturday in May, 1993,by Nicholas Parry. In fine state. No dust wrapper, as issued. A delightful account of the first village cricket match of the 1936 season and the train journey to and from the game. Carr's story was first printed in the cricketing anthology 'Fine Glances', issued three years previously. White and green pictorial paper over boards. Title in red on front cover and spine. outer edge untrimmed. Textured green end papers A charming book on cricket. elightful little story by JL Carr recalling a match he played at Bridgenorth in Worcestershire in 1936. Strangely, this attractive item is not widely known. Byron Rogers wrote a highly acclaimed biography of JL Carr , but the First Saturday in May is not shown in the list of books written by Carr. It also escaped the attention of Stephen Gibbs in Post Padwick.
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GAMESON, RICHARD,
The Earliest Books of Canterbury Cathedral.
0. 2008. Manuscripts and Fragments to c. 1200. London, 2008; 414pp. with numerous colour plates; publisher's boards, dust-wrapper; a mint copy.
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GANZO, ROBERT,
Du Dancing Ou le Danseur Sentimental
. Paris 1930; 108pp. with frontispiece and vignette by Marcel Vertes; publisher's printed wrappers. An excellent copy of the first edition, with a full-page signed inscription by the author on the half-title page. The edition was limited to 330 copies in all, of which this is No. 124, on velin de Rives.
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A.E. [GEORGE WIILIAM RUSSELL] [ED.],
New Songs.
0. 1904. A Lyric Selection made by A.E from Poems by Padraic Colum, Eva Gore-Booth, Thomas Keoghler, Alice Milligan, Susan Mitchell, Seamus O'Sullivan, George Roberts and Ella Young. Dublin, 1904; 56pp. with frontispiece by Jack.B.Yeats; publisher's boards, printed label on front cover; lacking most of spine, boards very slightly discoloured. The rare First Edition.
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HEIDENHEIM, HANNS H.,
Woodcuts of the Bible. 5 Volumes
. 5 volumes in folio. splendid edition, one of 300 numbered copies printed by hand from original woodblocks on hand-made Japanese paper. All prints signed by the artist/printer. Bound bloc-book type in oak-tanned cowhide, covers embossed from woodblock. Folder and slipcase covered in hand-made paper, main title and masthead of the volumes are also woodcuts. Düsseldorf, Ursus presse, 1965-1970. Splendid set.
¶ Volume 1: IJOB (Job) 23 woodcuts, separate introduction enclosed; Volume 2: Das Lieder der Lieder (Song of songs) 17 woodcuts, biblical text edited by Max Brod; introd. by J. Mager; Volume 3: Jesaja (Isaiah) 20 woodcuts. Volume 4: Am Anfang ( In the beginning) 21 woodcuts, 1998, In these woodcuts the artist tried to show the development of the Deus absconditus, the hidden God till His revelation in creation. Foundation of this work were the books of the Kabbalah. Volume Volume 5: Ursprung (Origin) 20 woodcuts, 2002, the 2nd announcement of the creation in the Bible. The illustrations cover old folk legends gathered over 3000 years going back to the Stone Age. Cave drawings from 7000 to 200,000 years ago form the basis of these woodcuts. A descriptive booklet in the German language is added.ADDED ALSO: Large poster-sized print , measuring 97 x 61 cm. PSALM 22: Eli, eli, lema sabachtani. Printed from the woodblock in 3 colours, one of an edition of 180 copies printed on Japanese paper signed and numbered . AND Numerous invitsations to Heidenheim's gallery in Duesseldorf.
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HOFFMANN, FELIX
Das Hohe Lied and : Felix Hoffmann. Seine Arbeit Im Buch, in Glas, Auf Der Wand
. Das Hohe Lied . Zürich und Stuttgart, Flamberg, 1964. Mit 22 (10 ganzs.) Orig.-Farbholzschnitten Von Felix Hoffmann. (24) Bll. 4to. Orig.-HPgt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 1 von 400 numerierten Exemplaren, im Impressum vom Künstler signiert, der ebenfalls das Einbandpapier schuf. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung der Zürcher Bibel. Typografische Gestaltung Max Caflisch. - Dieses Exemplar unnumeriert hors commerce aus der Bibliothek des Hamburger Verlegers Friedrich Wittig. Tadelloses Exemplar in Schuber. Siehe Wendland 50. AND: Henning Wendland und Guido Fischer: Felix Hoffmann. Seine Arbeit im Buch, in Glas, auf der Wand. Aarau und Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Sauerlaender, 1971, Erschienen zum 60. Geburtstag von Felix Hoffmann, der die Gestaltung des Buches besorgte. Mit einem speziell für dieses Buch geschaffenen, lose beiliegenden signierten Farbholzschnitt; dieser wurde von den Originalstöcken abgezogen. - 4°, mit zahlreichen teils farbigen Abbildungen. 22x29, Geb Schutzumschlag. ca. 118 Seiten unpaginiert und einer Karte mit Text " mit bestem Dank zurueck" signiert und datiert 13.4.1970 [an den Verleger Friedrich Wittig] Dazu Ausschnitt aus der Welt vom 21.12.1964 ueber Felix Hoffmann, ebenfalls ueber sein Leben von Arianna Giachi zum Tode des Kuenstlers am 11.7.1975, ein Angebot des Flamberg Verlag Zuerich fuer Hoffmanns letzte Illustrationen des Buches Weihnachten, Poster mit einer farbigen Illustration, D. Oelbermann : Felix Hoffmann - Partnerschaft und Einfuehlung in der Reihe Quellen der Buchgestaltung erschienen im Boersenblatt vom 6.1.1979; Ausstellungskatalog der Galerie im Rahmhof, Oktober/November 1974 FELIX HOFFMANN -Illustrationen - Farbholzschnitte- Radierungen , 8 seiten in farbigem Umschlag und loose dazu ein Holzschnitt in Sepia; schliesslich Felix Hoffmann: Vom Chaos vor der Schoepfung bis zur Auferstehung Christi. Die Chorfenster in unserer Stadtkirche,4 Seiten, eine Seite Text.
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JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS,
Historien Und Buecher
0. 1571.. vom juedischen Krieg .. alles aus dem urspruenglichen Griechischen Exemplar .. verteutscht. Two parts in one volume, Frankfurt, 1571; folio; [5ll] including engraved title-page, [1l.] [blank], 348 ll, with 83 large wood-cut illustrations, + 177 ll. with 14 wood-cut illustrations [making 97 woodcuts in all], final leaf with colophon & large printer's device of Georg Raben/und Weygand Hanen Erben; contemporary pigskin dated 1572, decorative brass bosses and holders for the now-lost metal clasps; the pigskin of the front hinge cracked but holding firmly, slanting crack in the skin on the front board, with slight loss of surface, another small surface hole the size of a small coin on front board; pale library stamp on front blank and verso of last page, scattered marginal library stamps (very small)); contents lightly browned, with a stabhole in c. 80 leaves which affectsa few letters. The front board - somewhat darkened - bears the title in capitals, and the date 1572 in a once dyed or painted central panel; the blind-stamped ornament of the boards is clearer on the brighter rear board: it includes panels of acorns, fleurs-de-lys, and small historical portraits. This copy is made particularly interesting by a contemporary full-page manuscript ex-libris in black, red, yellow, and silver with a full-page armorial crest and the name "Johan Tobing her Leonardes Son" painted directly on to the front paste-down. The name of a much later English owner is written neatly in small letters above, in the top margin. The book later passed to Stoke-on-Trent Public Library, who consigned it with other books to auction in 2006. Text in German.
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KALASHNIKOV, ANATOLII IVANOVICH
Syuita O Dostoevskom/ the Dostoevsky Suite
. 10 ksilografii Anatoliya Ivanovicha Kalashnikova, Pochetnyi chlen Korolevskogo obshchestva khudozhnikov-grafikov Velikobritanii. Vstupitel'naya stat'ya U.E.Batler. London, Akademiya "Primroz", 1994./Ten Wood Engravings by Anatolii Ivanovich Kalashnikov RE (Hon.). With an introduction by W. E. Butler. London: The Primrose Academy, 1994. One of a limited edition of 135 copies, signed by both Kalashnikov and Butler. 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. 7 pp. of text followed by 10 spectacular colour woodcuts, gilt lettering on spine. Fine in lightly rubbed slipcase. 135 copies designed and printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press for The Primrose Academy on Zerkall wove paper, typeset by Speedspools, binding by The Fine Bindery. Ten wood engravings, each in three colours, from the original blocks on Zerkall paper, an eleventh in black and white. The introduction is published in both the English and Russian languages. Bound in patterned boards with buckram spines. First Limited edition. [ DR 6 ].
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KEBLE, JOHN,
Lyra Inocentium.
0. 1846. Thoughts in Verse on Christian Children, their Ways, and their Privileges. Oxford: John Henry Parker; F.& J.Rivington, London, 1846; c. 6.5 x 10.5cm.; Oxford: John Henry Parker; F.& J. Rivington. London, 1846; xv, [i], 286pp.; orig. plain roan, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands, a.e.g.; bookplate of John Sparrow, former warden of All Souls College and a legend in book-collecting, with his pencil note on front endpaper. "by John Keble. The first edition"; front hinge rubbed and split, but firm. Not,in our opinion, the first edition, despite Warden Sparrow's note, as there was an edition in the same year, 1846, in the same format as the first edition of "The Christian Year"; but the larger and smaller format editions may possibly have been issued simultaneously. Both were printed by Henry Mozley and Sons, Derby.
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LAWRENCE, T. E. ,
Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph. The Complete 1922 Text. 3 Volumes
. Edited by Jeremy Wilson. Castle Hill Press, 1997, 4to sized volumes, Three volume set, of which this set is number 210 of the cloth edition in 650 copies (of an edition of 752), in cloth-covered slip-case as issued. 1997, xxii,434pp.; [x],435-880pp.; Vol. III: [vi]+128 (Plates), 4to. original quarter pale grey cloth, green leather labels, grey boards, (vol.iii: matching limp cream cloth, backstrip gilt lettered), dustjackets, A very fine set. Edited by Jeremy Wilson and based on the Bodleian Library manuscript and Lawrence"s corrected and amended copy of the 1922 - Oxford Times - proof. This edition contains 83,000 words, and this Oxford Text is one third longer than previously-published editions, (334,500 words ) which were all based on Lawrence"s 1926 one volume subscribers" abridgement. This is thus the first edition of the 1922 text, volume 1 contains the introduction and books I - V, volume 2 contains books VI - X and editorial notes and volume 3 contains a 112-page photographic album with photographs, partly in colour, from the collection formed by Lawrence and presented to the Imperial War Museum.
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LERBERGHE, CHARLES VAN,
Entrevisions.
0. 1898. Bruxelles, Paul Lacomblez, 1898; 149 pp.; publisher's flexible plum-coloured suede, green and gilt floral endpapers [actually a pattern of leaves], original decorative printed wrappers bound in. First edition. No. 340 of 385 copies, of a complete edition of 400 copies. Numbered and initialled by the publisher.
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MAUROIS, ANDRÉ
Olympio Ou la Vie de Victor Hugo.
. Hachette, 1954, first edition, 606pp. text unopened and browned, With a signed dedication to Jean Seznec [ Professor of French Oxford ] in ink on the half title, and a handwritten signed letter by Maurois written from New York, Ritz Tower dated 6th March (also 1954 ?).
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MOORE, THOMAS
Paradise and the Peri. Illuminated By Owen Jones and Henry Warren, on Stone By Albert Warren
. London, Day & Son, n.d. [1860] Complete with the 27 leaves chromolithographed on each side in beautiful colours and gold. Taken from Thomas Moore's Lallah Rookh and produced by the London lithograph firm Day & Son. In a half blue morocco leather binding ( not the original) , gilt title and decorations on the spine which has 2 raised bands. title embossed in gilt on front board. All edges gilt. A very fine copy. the binding is only very slightly scuffed at edges and corner, hardly visible. The plates have been expertly bound in, each with their own spine strip. A spectacular production. Each page is a full page if elaborate chromolithographic illumination printed on heavy card stock with text and image in ten colours, alternating in the centre section. a magnificent example of the ornamental work of Owen Jones ( 1809 - 1874 ), author of the Grammar of Ornament, and one of the early pioneers of colour lithographic printing. images by Henry Warren . see: COPAC for evidence of year of publication.
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ORTEL, H.,
Geistlicher Frauen-Zimmer Spiegel
0. 1664. aus alt und neuem Testament/ an vierzig erleuchteten Frauen in schoenen und lieblichen Geschichten / nutzlichen Erinnerungen/ andaechtigen Gebeten/ und Himmelauffliegenden Herzenseufzern weiblichem Geschlecht zum Schaz der Gottseligkeit vorgestellet durch Hieronimus Orteln/ von Augsburg. welchen neulichst M. Jacob Behme/ Pfarrer in Zweinitz verbessert: der anizo mit seel-erquikenden Bluemlein meistzenteils des woledlen /u. Johann Ristens/ wenig anderer beruemter Reimdichter bestreuet ueber den Gewissenlosen Roschischen Nachdruck hin und wieder verbessert: und mit 46 kuenstlichen Kupferstueken verzieret .. [Two parts in one volume] Frankfurt in Georg Muellers Verlag MDCLXIV [1664]; 12o (c. 5 x 11 cm.); [ii] [xviii], 766, [xviii] pp, with 44 copper-engraved plates, and engraved title-page to Part Two (the pagination is continuous); contemporary binding in dark pink velvet, with traces of a floral pattern, burnished endpapers, and two intricately-worked silver-plated clasps (complete and in full working order), gilt and gauffered edges; covers worn in places, with a few splits, very small brown stain with minute hole on p. 407/8; a very good, very well-preserved copy. A work very popular in its day, offering comfort but also instruction, or comfort usually in the form of instruction, and prayers, for women in whatever situations or tribulations they might experience in a very violent period of German history. It was obviously intended, and used, for devotion and meditation at home rather than in Church. In an informative blog for the University of Pennsylvania Dr Elisabeth Esser Braun, who had donated her copy of the 1708 edtion of this book to the university, refers also to a longer study by Ferdinand van Ingen, "Frauentugend und Tugendexempel . Zum Frauenspiegel des Hieronymus Ortelius und Philip von Zesens Biblischen Frauenportaets", in "Barocker Lust-Spiegel. Studien zur Literatur des Barock", (Amsterdam, 1984). We cannot ascertain whether our edition is the first to contain the additional poems by diverse authors, particularly Johannes Rist [known by some of his contemporaries as "Nordischer Apoll], but the title-page implies it is. The binding, with its 17th century-crafted silver-plated clasps and gauffered edges, is a delightful and uncommon survival. The engravings mostly show women of the Bible, whose lives and example inspire the separate chapters of the text.
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PIGAFETTA, PHILIPPE OR EDOUARD LOPEZ,
Le Congo.
0. 1883. La Veridique Description du Royaume Africain, Appelé, tant par les Indigènes que par les Portugais, le Congo, telle qu'elle a ete tirée récémment des explorations d'Édouard Lopez, par Philippe Pigafetta, qui l'a mise en langue italienne. Traduite pour la première fois en français sur l'edition latine fait par les frères de Bry, en 1598 ..Bruxelles, J.J.Gay, 1883; 213pp. title printed in red and black, with three folding maps; publisher's printed wrappers; two creases in front wrapper, slight bump to top of inner margins of the last c. 60 pp.two gatherings working loose, pages partly unopened. Printed in an edition of 500 copies. Apparently the first edition in French. Even the publisher is unsure to whom to attribute the work: although the title-page names the author as Philippe Pigafetta (translated by Leon Cahun), the spine gives Ed. Lopez as author, rather than as principle source. Rare.
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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM - WHITTINGTON PRESS
Sonnets
. Illustrated with wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. in three-quarter red morocco. The Acorn Press, 1982 One of an edition of 350 copies printed at the Whittington Press. Each sonnet is preceded by one of Weissenborn's fine coloured wood engravings. Weissenborn, a German-born artist, immigrated to England in 1939 and illustrated fifteen books for the Whittington Press. An exquisite edition The press printed this volume on loose sheets for the Acorn press and these were bound into full red leather by special order only at the time..
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SMITH, LOGAN PEARSALL & BERNARD (& MARY?) BERENSON
The Golden Urn
0. 1897. No. 1, March 1897. Fiesole, 1897; 8vo; 34, [ii] pp. printed on hand-made [vellum??] paper; original wrappers, decorated with a large urn motiif and the title printed in umber; wrappers a little dull and dusty, front wrapper frayed along outer and lower edge with minimal loss at outer corners, and a little spotted, rear wrapper less frayed and barely spotted, but with a brown splash or stain in part of top third. A very rare anonymously-edited and privately-printed anthology "published by certain people of leisure and curiosity, who have thought it worth while to print for their own entertainment some expressions of art and life, some experiments in letters.. The Golden Urn will appear on unfixed dates, and entirely at the pleasure of its editors. It is privately printed and will not be for sale. Copies however will be sent, not without a feeling, or at least an affectation of diffidence - to a few fastidious people." About half of this rare and ephemeral anthology consists of an anthology of Shakespearean texts, "chosen as being the best of Shakespeare's lines and verses - resplendent with glamour and poetry.." In "Unforgotten Years" (1938), Logan Pearsall Smith recalled: "At last I inserted a few of these experiments in a pretensious little review which the Berensons and I printed privately at Fiesole in 1897. We called it "The Golden Urn". It contained a list of the best, and only the best, Italian pictures in galleries and private collections, and anthologies of what we thought the finest lines in Shakespeare, Milton, and Keats" (p.211). This first issue includes the "finest lines" anthology, and also includes two "self-appreciations", one of which, "Orlando", was relatively recently identified as a revealing self-portrait by the young Bertrand Russell. Two further numbers of the periodical were published, the last in 1908.
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Book number: IS002011
GBP 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 328.5 US$ 386.19 | JP¥ 42171]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Ianweb Ephemera Private Press Privately Printed Bibliophile Berenson Shakespeare Poetry the Nineties the Eighteen Nineties the Aesthetic Movement American Literature Antiquarian Rare Bertrand Russell

 
THEOCRITE,
L'oaristys.
0. 1896. Texte Grec et Traductionde M. Andre Bellessort. Precede d'une lettre de M. Anatole France .. Illustrations de Georges Bellenger gravees par E.Froment. Paris, Edouard Pelletan, 1896; 48, [iv] pp.; title in red and black, text printed within an ornamental border, illustrated throughout with wood-engravings; publisher's printed wrappers; splits to front inner hinge, light spotting throughout. Printed in an edition of 350 copies, this is No. 187, printed for Monsieur H.Dubois, on vellum paper "a la cuve dee papeteries du Marais"; A bibliophile edition of this pseudo-Theocratic poem, which is rather a restrained erotic fantasy.
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Book number: IS002349
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Keywords: Ianweb French Finde Siecle French Illustrated Books Erotica Edouard Pelletan Classics Ancient Greek Classical Greek French Translations Bibliphile Editions Limited Editions Private Press Anatole France

 
TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,
The Hobbit Or There and Back Again
. One of the Folio Society's hand numbered limited edition of 1750 copies. Quarter-bound in Moroccan goatskin leather, with sides of hand-woven pure Indian silk. Illustrations drawn by Eric Fraser from original designs by Ingahild Grathmer (pseud. of the Queen of Denmark). Gilded top edges, with ribbon markers. Calligraphy on spines and slipcase by John Andrew. Slipcase bound in full Moroccan goatskin leather, with scalloped edges. (2002 ) Illustrated by Francis Mosley, printed at the Bath Press, 245 pages. An immaculate copy.
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TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,
The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit. The Silmarillion 5 Volumes.
. 2002 (2001 ?) /2004. One of the Folio Society's hand numbered limited edition of 1750 copies. Quarter-bound in Moroccan goatskin leather, with sides of hand-woven pure Indian silk. Illustrations drawn by Eric Fraser from original designs by Ingahild Grathmer (pseud. of the Queen of Denmark). Gilded top edges, with ribbon markers. Calligraphy on spines and slipcase by John Andrew. Slipcases bound in full Moroccan goatskin leather, with scalloped edges. 1328 pages in total for the Lord of the Rings. Together with The Hobbit (2003) and the Silmarillion (2004 ) Illustrated by Francis Mosley, printed at the Bath Press, All volumes have the same limitation number. Payment for this title by bank transfer only. Forwarding by UPS in the UK, by DHL abroad.
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Book number: F0176
GBP 995.00 [Appr.: EURO 1089 US$ 1280.87 | JP¥ 139867]
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TOUSSAINT, FRANZ,
Les Pins Chantent.
0. 1925. Quatre No. Ornements de J.Vergely. Paris, Collection de "L'Amour des Livres", Rene Kieffer, 1925; [viii], 146pp. printed throughout in brown and blue-green type, with ornamental title-pages for the separate plays and ornamental head-pieces and decorations, all by Vergely. BOUND IN BY THE PUBLISHER is a sequence of 20 plates after George Braun - "No japonais de Frantz Toussaint" - each in two states, plain, and vibrantly hand-coloured; publisher's gilt-decorated boards, original gold-printed wrappers of the earlier work bound in; slight wear to head and tail of spine. One of 1000 copies printed on vellum paper. We assume this copy to be a later issue of sheets of the 1925 edition, as many of Braun's plates are dated "42" or "49".
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Book number: IS00906
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VILLON, FRANCOIS,
Le Débat Du Cueur Et Du Corps de Villon En Forme de Ballade. The Dispute of the Heart and Body of François Villon
. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With lino cuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. One of the 8 copies bound in quarter calf leather printed on antique medium laid paper with an extra copy of the frontispiece signed by the artist on Natsume paper bound in.
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Book number: F2372-2
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VILLON, FRANCOIS,
Le Débat Du Cueur Et Du Corps de Villon En Forme de Ballade. The Dispute of the Heart and Body of François Villon
. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With lino cuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. This is number 2 one of the 3 copies numbered 1 to 3 of a total limited edition of 226 copies [the colophon states that there were only 2 copies numberd 1 and 2 ] bound in protected full red leather and printed on Japanese Hosho paper, contain and extra copy of the frontispiece on Natsume paper, signed by the artist. The title page and text pages contain illuminated decorations in colour and gold by Margaret Adams who signed these 3 copies below the colophon. The frontispiece was also embossed in the leather front board. In slip case with leather edges. Unique book, very fine. WITH the copy Margaret Adams sent to the publisher with her suggestions for the illuminations partly indicated/drawn in pencil and partly already with the gold illuminations and with her handwritten letter dated 26 July 1972 to the publisher, signed.
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Book number: F2277
GBP 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 158.75 US$ 186.66 | JP¥ 20383]
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