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ANON
Rudyard Kipling - Obituary in the Times of 20 January 1936
. With Kipling's photograph. Full page. Also on this page; Royal tributes, other apprecaitions like that of Bernard Shaw, Alfred Noyes. Kipling's devotian to France and Indian tributes Tagore [DR box ].
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Book number: F1929
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AUDEN, W.H.,
Good and Evil in the Lord of the Rings.
. Oxford, 1993, 16pp. including the stiff front cover, issued originally as free insert for the 1992 catalogue Tolkien and Friends number 4, issued on the occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble college, Oxford. there were 26 copies marked A - Z for friends of the publisher, never made available in the trade. Printed on single sides, A-4 with front cover in 3 colours (initials W and A) on conqueror paper, This edition has a colophon which did not appear in the regular edition. Actual year of publication was 1992. this copy in loose sheets is stamped below the colophon: Uncorrected proof copy followed by the title. [ Tolkien inklings Oxford ].
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Book number: F0240-7
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BLACKWELL, BASIL,
Fifty New Poems for Children/
0. An Anthology selected from Books recently published by Basil Blackwell. Oxford, n.d; .64pp.; publisher's boards with pictorial title mounted,printed paper label on spine; spine slightly bumped and worn at head, label on spine a little chipped, rear board partially faded, neat contemporary ownership entries on front endpapers. A good copy of the first edition of this anthology, though by definition not the first printing of any of the poems. The poets includeEleanor Farjeon, Robert Graves, Edith Sitwell, and J.R.R.Tolkien ("Goblin Feet").
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Book number: IS002161
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Keywords: Ianweb Children's Books Children's Poetry J.R. R. Tolkien Robert Graves Eleanor Farjeon Oxford English Literature English Poetry

 
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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Book number: IS001093
GBP 105.00 [Appr.: EURO 115 US$ 135.17 | JP• 14760]
Keywords: Ianweb Romanticism Art History Illustrated Books Children's Books English Literature Poetry Facsimile Edions Facsimiles Limited Editions Bibliophile Rare

 
BRIDGE, ANN,
And Then You Came.
0. 1948. A Novel. London, Chatto & Windus, 1948; 319, [i]pp.; publisher's turquoise cloth boards, dust wrapper; spine and boards faded at top and bottom, endpapers a little spotted, a few very small brown spots to edges of cloth boards; chip at top of dust-wrapper with loss affecting the first two words of the title on the spine, and top of front panel to a lesser degree, and a few brown spots and very short splits or tears on dust-wrapper. A good presentation copy of the first edition, boldly inscribed by the author in ink on the front free endpaper: "Dr Paul Jacobsthal - in gratitude for much help and kindness - from Ann Bridge".The dust-wrapper was designed by Irene Hawkins.
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Book number: IS002237
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 54.75 US$ 64.37 | JP• 7028]
Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: Ianweb Modern English Literature First Editions Signed Copies Signed Presentation Copies Association Copies Inscribed Copies

 
BUNYAN, JOHN,
The Poems
0. 1980. Edited by Graham Midgley [The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan Volume VI]. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1980; lxii, 345 pp. with vignette illustrations in one section;; publisher's blue buckram, spine gilt, dust-wrapper; a very good copy. A fine scholarly edition, which includes "Profitable Meditations", "One Thing is Needful", "Ebal and Gerizzim", Poems from "The Pilgrim's Progress" and from "The Holy War", "A Discourse of the Building .. of the House of God" and further poems, including "A Book for Boys and Girls" (1686) with illustrations of the woodcuts in a 1724 edition.
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Book number: IS002337
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Keywords: Ianweb Seventeenth Century English Literature 17th Century Literature Theology Religion Protestantisk Children's Books

 
BURGESS, ANTHONY,
Honey for the Bears
0. 1963. London, Heinemann, 1963; 256 pp.; publisher's orange boards, dust wrapper; prelims and edges of contents slightly spotted, dust wrapper worn at edges and hinges, with short tears and two letters inked in by an owner. First edition.
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Book number: IS0023226
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Keywords: Ianweb First Editions English Literature 20th Century Novels Russia

 
BUSCH, WILHELM,
Max and Moritz.
0. A Story in Seven Tricks. Munich: Braun & Schneider, London: A.N.Myers && Co. n.d. [c. 1870]; [iv], 53pp. printed on one side of every leaf, with two or three hand-coloured vignettes after the author on nearly every page, publisher's list printed on the endpapers; publisher's olive-green cloth, decorated and illustrated in black and gilt; splits to hinges with slight losses at head and tail of spine, rear board partly faded, inner joints split, stitching defective to first gathering, hence front endpaper and first four pages detached, page 8 detached and chipped at edges, slight embrowning, owner's name - Dorothy E. Hart - in top margin of title-page, lacking rear free endpaper. Rare edition in English of one of Germany's most famous and most successful children's books. Wilhelm Busch owed his immense and lasting success to his humour and illustrations. Apparently the first translation into English was by C.T.Brooks, and was published in Boston in 1871; the British Library's copy of the anonymous translation we are offering, published with Busch's original illustrations and colouring by his original publisher, is dated 1874, but our copy is undated. We think it is of the 1870s, or just possibly early 1880s. No edition in Osborne.
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Book number: IS00896
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Keywords: Ianweb German Juvenile Children's Books Translations Rare Antiquarian German Illustrated Humour Strip Cartoons First Editions

 
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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Book number: 091849-11
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CARROLL, L.,
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
. Illustrated by John Tenniel. The Sally Press, n.d. (modern facsimile edition) 172pp. paperback. Raised coloured collage illustration pasted to covers, raised title in brass colours pasted to front cover [ SP presents ] .
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Book number: F0230
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CHOLMONDELEY, R.H. [ED.],
The Heber Letters.
1950. London, 1950; 355 pp. with frontisp. double-page family tree, and 8 plates; publisher's cloth, d.w. First edition: "The 'Letters' now published begin in 1783, in which year Reginald Heber, afterwards Bishop of Calcutta, was born, and end in 1833, when his half-brother Richard Heber, the great book-collector, died .In the 'Letters' fifty years of Politics, Social Life, the Church, the Universities, Education, Wars, India, Men of Letters, and many other topics, are touched upon afresh in an illuminating and entertaining way. The correspondence has been collected from among the Cholmondeley family archives and it now appears edited and annotated for the first time. The book is illustrated with eight plates not previously reproduced." [dust-wrapper].
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Book number: IS00863
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CLERK, THOMAS,
The Works of William Hogarth
0. 1821. (Including "The Analysis of Beauty"), elucidated by Descriptions Critical, Moral, and Historical .. to which is prefixed Some Account of his Life. Two volumes, London, R.Scholey, 1821; vi, [vi], 203, [iv], 96pp. + " The Analysis of Beauty" with unnumbered pages, with title-page vignettes and 86 plates; nineteenth-century half deep blue morocco over blue marbled boards, blue marbled endpapers, rebacked with matching buckram; slight rubbing to extremities of the boards and one or two small chips, marginal loss to Plate IX, but a well-bound set, professionally repaired, the contents clean. One of several handbooks to the engraved versions of Hogarth's paintings which appeared after his lifetime. Plates 54 and 55 have not been bound in, and the letterpress for "Before and After" implies they may have been deliberately omitted; there is no plate 84, but this is probably not called for, as the letterpress at this point directs the reader to the title-page vignette for the illustration; the numeration of the plates is eccentric, with plates one would expect in the first volume bound [correctly] in the second, but the plates are otherwise complete. The pages of "The Analysis of Beauty" are unnumbered, but page numbers are given in the margins of the text. apparently referring to the pagination of the first edition.This is a very interesting association copy. The front paste-down of each volume bears a decorative bookplate by Provost Blondel (Paris) of a flowery wreath with interwined initials we have not deciphered and the motto "Jamais Cesder". Inscriptions on the bookplates show that the book once belonged to the English author W.Somerset Maugham, and that he gave it as a present to the American writer Glenway Wescott. Wescott, a friend of Katherine Anne Porter and Thornton Wilder as well as of Maugham, was a widely read and admired novelist in the first half of the twentieth century, and lived in Paris for much of his life. He presented this set to the art historian Edgar Wind, who had fled Germany and had posts in the United States in the 1940s (he later became the first Professor of the History of Art at Oxford.) The inscriptions, all written in ink in the margins of the ex-libris, read: "Edgar Wind ex dono Glenway Wescott ex dono W.Somerset Maugham" and "with G.W.'s affection to E.W. - and thanks for his analyses of the spring of 1942 -".
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Book number: IS002217
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Keywords: Ianweb Association Copies Ex-Libris Signatures Hogarth Art History Eighteenth Century Satire Antiquarian Rare 18th Century Illustrated Books Bookplates Glenway Wescott Edgar Wind W. Somerset Maugham American Literature

 
COETZEE, F.,
Foe
. Secker & Warburg, 1986, 157pp. first edition fine hardback in d/j terxt sl. darkened due to printer's use of inferior paper. [St ].
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Book number: F2183-2
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DICKENS, CHARLES,
The Adventures of Oliver Twist;
0. or, the Parish Boy's Progress. With twenty-four illustrations on steel, by George Cruikshank. A New Edition, revised and corrected. London, Chapman and Hall, n.d. [c.1850]; viii, 311 pp. with 24 plates; publisher's green blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt-lettered; two very short splits at top and bottom of rear hinge, front endpapers split along inner hinge, very light marginal spotting, typographic bookplate of George W. Brocklehurst and 1912 Dickens "Centenary Testimonial" on front free endpaper, minute scribble in ink at top of endpaper where an old price has been crossed out, original bookseller's ticket of Philip, Son & Nephew of Liverpool. A very good copy of the undated reissue of the 1846 edition.
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Book number: IS002053
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 60.25 US$ 70.8 | JP• 7731]
Keywords: Ianweb Charles Dickens George Cruikshank 19th Century Nineteenth Century Literature Novels Illustrated Books Antiquarian

 
DISRAELI, B.,
Tancred:
0. 1847. or, The New Crusade. Copyright Edition for Continental Circulation. In Two Volumes. Leipzig, Bernh. Tauchnitz Jun. 1847; [iv], 316, [iv], 292 pp.; contemporary German fine-grained cloth, spines lettered in gilt within gilt ornaments; spines faded, a few small, early light splashes to boards. An early Tauchnitz edition in a fine bindibg and fine condition.
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Book number: IS001002TRAVE
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Keywords: Ianweb Travemuende Victorian 19th Century English Literature Novels Political History Antiquarian Rare Tauchnitz Continental Editions

 
DOYLE, A. CONAN,,
Micah Clarke
0. 1898. His Statement as made to his three grandchildren .. during the hard winter of 1734. London, Longmans, Green & Co. 1898; x, 406pp. with frontispiece, title-page vignette and eight plates; contemporary blue-black calf, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, red lettering-piece, gilt border to boards, gilt crest on front board, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. A school prize in a prize binding, with a printed and hand-written prize label on the front pastedown. The motto on the crest is "Stet Fortuna Domus". In good to very good condition.
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Book number: IS002347
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33 US$ 38.62 | JP• 4217]
Keywords: Ianweb School Prize Bindings

 
FIELDING, HENRY (AND OTHERS)
Examples of the Interposition of Providence
. in the Detection and Punishment of Murder .. with an Introduction and Conclusion both written by Henry Fielding Esq. London, for A. Millar, 1752; 12mo (c. 12.5 x 7.5}; iv, 94pp.; publisher's original unlettered sheep; joints worn, head of spine chipped. Very good copy. The work was intended to reduce and preempt the crime of murder by demonstrating that guilt can't be kept secret and that through the workings of Providence truth will out and guilt be revealed. It draws on various sources, including Nathaniel Wanley's "Wonders of the Little World" (1677), Thomas Beard's "The Theatre of God's Judgments" (1597), and John Reynolds' "The Triumph of God's Revenge..".(1635). and the compression of the narratives, though thought to have been presided over by Henry Fielding, may be by Sarah Fielding or William Young, Henry Fielding's authorship being confined as the title-page states to the introduction and conclusion. The litle work or compendium was priced at "Bound one Shilling, or Ten Shillings a Dozen to those who give them away". It is now very rare.
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Book number: IS002358
GBP 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 821 US$ 965.48 | JP• 105427]
Keywords: Ianweb Chapbooks Eighteenth Century 18th Century English Literature Ephemera Criminology Crime Antiquarian Sarah Fielding

 
FIELDING, HENRY,
The History of Tom Jones,
0. 1780. a Foundling. Four volumes, Paris, Printed by Fr. Amb. Didot the eldest.. 1780; each volume c. 300-350pp.; contemporary chocolate-brown half calf over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt and gracefully decorated in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, mottled edges; neat contemporary owner's name entered on half-titles. A fine copy of this well-printed [and so also very legible] Paris edition, in what is almost certainly a French binding.
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Book number: IS00890TRAVE
GBP 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 219 US$ 257.46 | JP• 28114]
Keywords: Ianweb Rare Antiquarian Paris Printing Typography Bindings English Literature Eighteenth Century Novels

 
FIELDING, HENRY, 1707-1754.
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.
. with an extra title page entitled Select novels containing Tom Jones or the history of a foundling. with a title engraving.Thomas Kelly, 1826. 624 p. : plates ; frontis[piece sl. frayed, text sl. darkened in placves and a few small smudges, name in ink on rear of one plate, in new brown quarter cloth binding with gilt title on green title label.
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Book number: F2808
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 US$ 11.59 | JP• 1265]
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GARFIELD, LEON,
Shakespeare Stories Ii. Illustrated By Micheal Foreman
. Victor Gollancz , 1994 , 287 pages illustrated with 16 colour plates and various black and white drawings in the text. First Edition , a pristine Hardcover copy in splendid dust wrapper.
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Book number: Tam02
GBP 13.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 US$ 17.38 | JP• 1898]
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GRIGSON,, GEOFFREY [ED.],
Poems of John Clare's Madness.
0. 1949. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1949; xvi, 247pp. with portrait frontispiece and 3 plates; publisher's boards, price-clipped dust wrapper; endpapers very slightly spotted, dust wrapper a little dull and slightly worn with small chip at rear. A very good copy. 176 poems, over 100 of which are published here for the first time. Grigson's Introduction comprises 50 pages.
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Book number: IS002322
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33 US$ 38.62 | JP• 4217]
Keywords: Ianweb English Poetry English Literature John Clare Nineteenth Century

 
GUIZOT, F.P.G.,
Discours Academiques
0. suivis des discours prononcťs pour la distribution des prix au concours generale de l'Universitť et devant diverses sociťtťs rťligieuses, et de trois essais de philosophie littťraire et politique. Paris, Didier, 1861; iv, 424 pp.; contemporary morocco-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands; corners a little worn, short, barely visible split to front joint, edges minimally rubbed, slight foxing, mostly confined to first few pages and last gatherings. Signed presentation copy of the first edition of this collection of papers, some of which date back as far as the eighteen-twenties. The three essays which follow the addresses are on "Encyclopťdie" - 58 pages including a well-researched historical bibliography of encyclopedias published in Europe - "Abrťgť", and "…lections" (on political elections, c. 40 pp.). This copy was inscribed, signed and given as a birthday present to the English woman of letters Charlotte Mary Yonge. author of family and historical novels and of children's books, popular educator, and devout Anglican. It's possible that the blue silk bookmark, now at page 223, the beginning of an address to the "Sociťtť Biblique Protestante" on 30th April 1851, was left there by her or by the author. Several further addresses concern religious instruction or education. A very attractive association copy, which documents an Anglo-French friendship, and is itself a document of French history as well as of Victorian history.
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Book number: IS002106
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 65.75 US$ 77.24 | JP• 8434]
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Signed Copies French History French Literature Association Copies Nineteenth Century Antiquarian Rare Charlotte Mary Yonge Religious Education Religion Protestantism

 
HAWKER, ROBERT,
Zion's Pilgrim
0. 1801. Falmouth, printed by T.Findell [& sold London, Plymouth, Exeter, Truro, Helston, Penzance etc.]; 1801; [iv], 170pp. with wood-engraved title-vignette, and wood-engraved tail-piece [initialled R[obert] A[ustin]; original sheep; corners rubbed, spine very rubbed, with loss, small patch of leather missing from front board, larger patch missing from rear board, contents minimally spotted, short closed tear at p. 87/8. First edition, with the book-plate of John Davies Enys [possibly a relation of Davies Gilbert, the Cornish Antiquary]. The author, a very popular preacher, was the grandfather of R.S.Hawker, Vicar of Morwenstow. The work describes in a fictional first-person narrative how a man is brought to Christian belief and values through a series of encounters - the Moral Preacher, the Poor Man's Experience, the Suicide, the Ploughman, the Stable Boy, an Inn, etc. including the Jew, with a narrative of how he was converted to the Christian faith. In 1820 the artist William Blake engraved a portrait of "Revd. Robert Hawker", after Ponsford; a very reduced photocopy.of this print is loosely inserted before the half-title of our copy.
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Book number: IS00839
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Keywords: Ianweb Theology Christianity Evangelism Religion the Pilgrim's Progress 18th Century Devon and Cornwall Judaica English Literature R.S. Hawker

 
HAZLITT, WILLIAM,
The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte.
0. 1834. London: Printed for Hunt and Clarke, York Street, Covent Garden. 1834; 535, 572, [iv] pp.; half buckram over blue paper-covered boards in style of the original binding (which was brown pebble-grain cloth over blue paper-covered boards), original spine with printed paper label mounted. An excessively rare and apparently unrecorded re-issue or re-printing of Volumes I and II of Hazlitt's "Life of Napoleon" by its original publisher. The title-page, at least, was newly-printed, and like the original printed label on the spine [preserved in this copy] implies the contents comprise a complete text of the biography: there is no mention of "Vol.I" on the title-page, no separately-printed title-page for Volume II, and no suggestion the work might comprise further volumes; the signatures to the separate gatherings, however, mostly bear the indication "Vol. I" or "Vol. II". These first two volumes of the work were first published in 1828, by Hunt and Clarke; but the firm went bankrupt, and Hazlitt himself lost two hundred pounds over its publication. New publishers, Effingham Wilson with Chapman & Hall, published Volumes III and IV in 1830, re-issuing Volumes I & II with new title-pages, giving their own imprint. The copy offered here, however, was apparently marketed four years subsequently by the original publisher and from the old address. The last four pages consist of Hunt and Clarke's advertisements, beginning with Hazlitt's "Notes of a Journey Through France and Italy" and ending with Hone's edition of Strutt's "Sports and Pastimes" ["on the 1st of February .. to prevent disappointment, orders for the large paper edition are particularly requested as early as possible."] Hone's "Sports and Pastimes" came out in 1830, so it seems safe to assume that these four pages of advertisements also date back to the year of the bankruptcy. It remains a mystery for whose benefit this volume was published, with its deceptive title-page suggesting it was the complete work, in one volume; and why it should be so rare.
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Book number: IS00844
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Keywords: Ianweb European History English Literature Antiquarian Rare Biography Napoleon Publishing History

 
HIBBERT, CHRISTOPHER WITH EDWARD HIBBERT,
The Encyclopaedia of Oxford
0. 1988. London, 1988; 562pp. in double column, with numerous illustrations; publisher's binding, d.w.; d.w.faded at the spine, otherwise an excellent copy. A compilation of historical, topographical and biographical articles on the city and University which will probably never be excelled.
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Book number: IS0033
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 US$ 32.18 | JP• 3514]
Keywords: Ianweb Oxford English History Reference Topography Biography Ian Victorian

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