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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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Book number: 091849-11
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 38.5 US$ 45.06 | JP¥ 4920]
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Bibliophile Limited Editions English Literature

 
FERNAU, RUDOLF,
Uraufführung Von Bert Brecht >Baal< Am 8. Dezember 1923 Im Alten Leipziger Stadttheater Erzählt Von Rudolf Fernau. Aus Den Erinnerungen.
. Berlin, Friedenauer Presse, 1971, 12pp. Printed on fine Romana-Bütten,(hand-made paper) One of an edition of 400 copies. in yellow printed wrappers,

¶ Ein Kapitel aus dem Lebenstagebuch eines Schauspielers "Als Lied begann's" von Rudolf Fernau. Erstmalig veröffentliche im März 1971 bei der Friedenauer Presse im Verlag der Wolff's Bücherei. Andreas Wolff, Berlin-Friedenau. Auflage 400 Exemplare; gesetzt in Korpus Garamond Antiqua, gedruckt auf Romana-Bütten bei Klaus Fruck, Berlin-Schöneberg. Auf dem Umschlag ist der Originaltheaterzettel des Leipziger Schauspielhauses abgedruckt.
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Book number: F1924
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4 US$ 4.51 | JP¥ 492]
Keywords: Auctiongerman Limited Private Press German Literature

 
HALL, FAIRFAX,
Paintings and Drawings By Harold Gilman
0. 1965. and Charles Ginner in the Collection of Edward Le Bas. Privately printed, London, 1965. This work consiists of a large half green morocco portfolio (approximately 50.5 x 40 cm.) containing a printed title-page and 36 colour reproductions, together with a smaller 50-page book of text (with the same title), similarly bound, in cream buckram boards backed with green morocco, which fits into a specially-engineered space on the inside of the portfolio's front board. Both text and reproductions were printed by Fairfax Hall at his own press, on specially-made papers by Alex Cowan And Sons and by W.S.Hodgkinson and Co.; the types were cast by Fairfax Hall from matrices designed by Eric Gill; the bindings are by W.T.Morrell and Co. The whole edition was limited to 105 sets. This is number 44. The spine of the portfolio is lightly stained, the boards lightly spotted, with a pale water-stain on the front board that also reaches part of the morocco on the front. A very good copy. [postge or carriage on this large portfolio would exceed postage rates for standard books].
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Book number: IS002363
GBP 575.00 [Appr.: EURO 629.5 US$ 740.2 | JP¥ 80828]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Art History Twentieth Century Art Harold Gilman Charles Ginner the Camden Town Group Private Press Privately Printed Typgraphy Limited Editions Illustrated Books Prints

 
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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Book number: F2085
GBP 3500.00 [Appr.: EURO 3830.75 US$ 4505.58 | JP¥ 491994]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Theology Wim Meeuws Bibliophile Limited Editions Private Press Bible

 
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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Book number: 090355
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Dostoyevsky Russian Art Woodcuts Wood Engraving Bibliophile Rare Russian

 
MONTESQUIEU [NODIER],
Le Temple de Gnide
0. 1824. Paris, Imprimerie et Fonderie de J.Pinard, 1824; large folio [c.54 x 37cm.]; [iv], 60pp. with large wood-engraved title vignette and seven large wood-engraved head-pieces; an entirely uncut copy with very wide margins, quarter buckram over the original red paper-covered boards; very little. mostly marginal, spotting, heavier on half-title, semicircular damp-stain, maximum diameter c. 5cm. and decreasing, to bottom margin of most pages, a very few further small spots; generally clean. This ambitious and extremely rare edition, of which only 140 copies were printed, was produced by the printer Pinard soon after setting up in Paris, having been projected and developed for many years previously in Bordeaux, "voulant, dans une édition qui est presquement mon début typographique dans la capitale, réunir tout le luxe de la Fonderie et de l'Imprimerie à celui de la Gravure en relief des ornements." He goes into greater detail about the wood-engravings: " J'ai donc voulu essayer de produire avec le bois les effets de la taille-douce. Cette tentative qui, je le crois, n'a ete faite par aucun Imprimeur moderne, présentait une grande difficulté; c'etait d'imprimer, en même temps que le caractère, des vignettes d'une dimension aussi étendu, et d'obtenir des résultats satisfaisans." The engravings are by Thompson, after drawings by Lefitte and Deveria, and were begun several years earlier. Equally painstaking care was brought to bear on the typography: "Je n'ai rien epargné pour les caractères qui ont été employés pour cet ouvrage. M.Lembardat, auquel la gravure en a été confié, les a refaits plusieurs fois, d'après les dessins que je lui ai remis, et les observations que je lui faisais sur chaque lettre. Le caractère italique de cet Avertissement a recu des formes nouvelles. Les amateurs de la typographie jugeront si elles sont preferables aux anciennes. Toutes les lettres des titres ont ete gravé par moi." The italic type is, indeed, beautiful, and very graceful. As to the paper: "Le papier est sortie des fabriques des MM. Mongolfier, d'Annonai, qui depuis longtemps sont en possession de fournir les papiers les plus beaux et les plus convenables a la typographie." The final enhancement to this edition, or type-specimen as it might also be called, is a new and previously unpublished 6-page essay by Charles Nodier, "Préliminaires sur le Temple de Gnide". A remarkable and beautiful printing specimen and edition, a perfect expression of French neoclassicism, and vey rare both through its original limitation and its very large format.
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Book number: IS00764
GBP 210.00 [Appr.: EURO 230 US$ 270.33 | JP¥ 29520]
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Paris Printing Pinard Italicstypography Type Specimens Charles Nodier Private Press French Literature 18th Century Illustrated Wood-Engraving Antiquarian Rare Frech Neoclassicism Thompson Wood-Engravings

 
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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Book number: F0034
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 273.75 US$ 321.83 | JP¥ 35142]
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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
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 54.75 US$ 64.37 | JP¥ 7028]
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

 
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 linocuts 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. Printed in red and black. One of the 26 copies marked A - Z.
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Book number: F147-M
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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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WHITFIELD, CHRISTOPHER,
Mr Chambers and Persephone.
0. 1937. A Tale. by Christopher Whitfield printed, with wood-Engravings by Dorothea Braby, at the Golden Cockerell Press, 1937; 62, [i] pp. with wood-engraved frontispiece and 4 wood-engraved plates, Cockerell vignette on title-page and a different Golden Cockerell vignette in the colophon; publisher's stiff printed wrappers with one of Dorothea Braby's plates repeated on the front;; wrappers minimally worn and minimally darkened. A very good copy of the unlimited edition.
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Book number: IS002307
GBP 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 30.75 US$ 36.04 | JP¥ 3936]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Ianweb Golden Cockerell Press Private Press Privately Printed Dorothea Braby Modern Illustrated Books Erotica Wood-Engraving Brit Art British Art Fine Printing

 
WOLFF, ANDREAS
Een Boekverkoper in St Petersburg Omstreeks 1860 : Over Mijn Grootvader.
. [ =Translated from the German into Dutch by Wim A Meeuws ] Oxford, Mouette Press, 1969, 20pp. stiff wrappers . one of a limited edition of 376 copies, this is number 258.
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Book number: F1166
GBP 4.95 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 6.37 | JP¥ 696]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Limited Private Press Dutch Bookselling Russia

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