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50 Poemas Escolhidos Pelo Autor.
. [Rio de Janeiro, 1955 ] Ministerio da educacao e cultura, servicio de documantacao. (Os cadernos de cultura ) 86pp. paperback. wrappers and text sl. browned. With a handwritten dedication to Ronald Bottrall, by the author, signed and dated Rio (?) 1955.
¶ Bandeira (1886 - 1968) wrote over 20 books of poetry and prose. In 1904, he found out that he suffered from tuberculosis, which encouraged him to move from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, because of Rio's tropical beach weather. In 1922, after an extended stay in Europe where Bandeira met many prominent authors and painters, he contributed poems of political and social criticism to the Modernist Movement in São Paulo. Bandeira began to publish his most important works in 1924. Bandeira became a respected Brazilian author and wrote articles in several newspapers and magazines, as well as teaching Hispanic Literature in Rio de Janeiro. Bandeira began to translate into Portuguese canonical plays of world literature in 1956, which he continued to do until his last days. He died in Rio de Janeiro. Bandeira's poems are of a unique delicacy and beauty. Recurrent themes can be found in his works: the love of women, his childhood in the Northeast city of Recife, friends, health problems. His delicate health affected his poems, in a manner similar to the last poems of Jorge Luis Borges. Many of Manuel Bandeira's poems depict the limits of the human body. [157C].
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The Celebrated Library
0. of Major J.R.Abbey. The Second [to the Seventh] Portions. Six volumes, London: Sotheby & Co. 1966 - 1970; 4to; original green printed boards or green printed wrappers, with plates. Very good copies of the illustrated edition, which was issued in green, as opposed to yellow, boards or wrappers. Each with printed lists of prices achieved and buyers' names. Lacking the First Portion of the series.
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Book number: IS00411
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A Trip Through the Eastern Caucasus with a Chapter on the Languages of the Country.
. Edward Stanford, 1889. 1st edition. 8vo. xvi, 376 pp. partly uncut. Frontispiece, 6 plates & 15 engraved illustrations in the text and on one folding plate, 2 folding maps and 1 coloured. Complete. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Lightly rubbed cloth covers with a hint of wear to spine ends and corners. There is a thinning in the right lower corner of the title page due to the deletion of a stamp. Partly deleted inscription on the f.e.p. Otherwise book is in good to very good condition. Pages are clean, no foxing. ? The author had a particular interest in local dialects so there is a chapter on the structure and affinities of the seven main languages of the area, but the book is a general account of the countryside and its inhabitants. John Abercromby, 5th Baron Abercromby of Aboukir and Tullibody (1841-1924) Archaeologist Second son of the 3rd Baron, he succeeded his brother to the title in 1917. He entered the army in 1858, retiring in 1870 with the rank of Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade. He served as Vice-President of the Folklore Society and President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. His publications included "A trip through the Eastern Caucasus" (1889); "Pre- and Proto-historic Finns", (2 vols, 1898); and "A study of the Bronze Age Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland" (2 vols, 1912). Dying without male heirs, he endowed the Abercromby Chair of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and bequeathed ca 2,500 volumes, 400 pamphlets on archaeology, ethnology and linguistics, and a substantial body of correspondence and papers, to the University Library.
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Kleine Beitraege Zur Psychoanalyse
. 1921. aus den Jahren 1907 - 1920 [Internationale Psychoanalytische Bibliothek Band 10]; Lpz.-Wien- Zuerich, Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1921; [iv], 303pp.; original half sheep over marbled boards; a little rubbed, short splits in front hinge, contents somewhat embrowned. First edition. Scarce.
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Book number: IS00661
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ACKERSDIJCK, JAN (1790- 1861)
Verhaal Eener Reize in Rusland, Gedaan in Het Jaar 1835. 2 Volumes.
. Groningen, W. van Boekeren 1840. [VI],XIV,302; [IV],VI,[2],363p. With engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Contemp. half black calf leather binding with leather corners, gilt titles and decorations on the spines, marbled paper covered boards . Text sl. darkened, which is usual for this work, pinhole in margin on pp. 130/131, First (only) edition. An account of the author's three months crossing through Russia, with visits to St Petersburg, Moscow, Gorki and Kazan, for the greater part written in the form of a diary. It is regarded as one of the most interesting and one of the most reliable sources for the knowledge of Russia in the early nineteenth century, full of details about Russian history, culture, daily life, administration, institutions, commerce, etc. Jan Ackersdijck had been a lawyer in Utrecht and in 1825 was appointed professor of political sciences in Liège. After the Belgian revolution of 1830 he left the Southern Netherlands and the following year was appointed professor in Utrecht. He there occupied himself with a variety of subjects, public law, political history, colonial policy, rural economy, etc. He also lectured on statistics and economic theory, and for that has been credited with being the first academic economist in the Netherlands. Though he published a number of smaller works on these subjects he did not expose his economic theory in a more systematic way, yet he is said to have considered himself a follower of Malthus. He was convinced of the importance of own observation of foreign countries and therefore made travels to most European countries. The present book on his travel to Russia is his only more extended publication. He travelled all over Europe to collect data on the geography, population, society, trade, etc. paving the way and laying the foundation for the disciplines that later in the 19th century would be called 'economy' and 'sociology'. Ackersdijck left Utrecht in June 1835, and travelled by way of Hamburg, Kiel and Lübeck to St. Petersburg, and from there to Novgorod, Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Kazan, Simbirsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Hamburg to return to Utrecht in October of the same year. SEE: Cat. Russica A135. NNBW IV,c.9. Butter p.54, Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 13; Cat. NHSM I, p.196; Tiele, Bibl. 24; WorldCat shows 2 copies.
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Book number: F2576
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The Beautiful Book of Nursery Rhymes Stories and Pictures.
. Blackie & son, n.d. [1928] 4to. with numerous plates in fine colours and some b/w. a fine copy, very rare in this condition, a few pp. have v. light foxing, the binding is also very good, gilt titling on the spine and black lettering to front board, no d/j.
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Book number: F0052
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Keywords: Children's Illustrated Weblists

Some Account of the Abbey Church
0. 1860. of St. Peter and St. Paul , at Dorchester, Oxfordshire. Re-Issue, with Additional Notes, and a short Account of the Restoration of the North Aisle, by the Rev. W.C.Macfarlane. Oxford & London, 1860; xvi, 176, 4 pp. with wood-engraved frontisp. and numerous wood-engraved plates and illustrations, and plans; publisher's red cloth, spine gilt-lettered; hinges worn with splits in front hinge, split in inside rear joint, contents slightly embrowned and very slightly spotted. Good copy of a work first published in 1845. Many of the wood-engravings are signed in the image by Orlando Jewitt, the unsurpassed master-engraver of architectural detail, and we take all the illustrations to be his work.
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Book number: IS00425
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Keywords: Ianall Ianweb Dorchester Oxfordshire Oxford Topography Local History Medieval Architecture Ian Rare

0. 1774. vollstaendigen grammatisch-kritischen Woerterbuches der hochdeutschen Mundart mit bestaendiger Vergleichung der uebrigen Mundarten, besonders aber der oberdeutschen. Dem noch beygefueget ist des Herrn M.Fulda Preisschrift ueber die beyden deutschen Haupt=Dialecte. Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1774 - 1786; 4to; xvi, 60, two folding tables, [i], 1840 columns, 1856 columns, 1716 columns, 1704, 476 columns (the pages are printed in numbered double columns); Mid-nineteenth century North German binding of black half leather, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled paper-covered boards, speckled edges, short split at head of spine of last volume; when the set was bound or rebound ca. 1850, the title-pages of the first four volumes were restored and mounted on paper, as well as the separate title-page to Fulda's "Preisschrift" and the final page of the first volume, and one other margin was restored: this has resulted in the loss of part of one word on the imprint on the first title-page ["Verlegts"]. CONTINUE FIRST EDITION Vol.5 Part 1 only etc.
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Book number: IS00987TRAVE
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Keywords: Ianall Ianweb Trave German Language Linguistics German Dictionaries 18th Century Eighteenth Century Antiquarian Rare Reference

27 First Editions of His Lectures at the Prussian Academy 1922 - 1938.
. 26 first editions of his lectures held at the Prussian Academy 1922 - 1938. The proceedings are entitled Sitzungsberichte der preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften - Physikalisch-mathematische Klasse [=Proceedings of the Prussian Academy of sciences - physics and mathematics section ] We have so far listed the contributions for the years 1922 to 1931 and these volumes contain a vast number of lectures by the most famous physicists, mathematicians, geologists, astronomers, botanists, zoologists, meteorologist (like Hellmann ), geographers etc. etc. of the period. All contributions are first editions, first impressions. Many of the individual articles also appeared as offprints. The offprints and the contributions in the proceedings were both first printings printed on the same paper and issued at the same time. The only difference was that the offprints sometimes had their own paginations and were 2nd impressions. It is at the same time a fascinating history of the early nazi period recording treatment and betrayal of Jewish scientists on the one hand and tells about colleagues, who sacrificed their positions when asked to dismiss Jewish colleagues on the other. Cataloguing is ongoing and this entry will be updated regularly. To mention just a few other contributors they are Max Planck, Otto Hahn (the father of nuclear chemistry ) Emil Landau and Harald Bohr brother of Nils. 27 firstt editions: : Zur Theorie der Lichtfortpflanzung in dispergierenden Medien. Pp. 18 - 22, 1922; // Bemerkung zu der Abhandlung von E. Trefftz: Das statische Gravitationsfeld zweier Massenpunkte in der Einsteinschen Theorie. Pp. 448 - 449, 1922; // Zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Pp. 32 - 38, 1923; // Bemerkung zu meiner Arbeit "Zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" pp 76- 77, 1923; // Zur affinen Feldtheorie. Pp. 137-140, 1923; // Bietet die Feldtheorie Moeglichkeiten fuer die Loesung des Quantenproblems. Pp. 359 - 364, 1923; // Quantentheorie des einatomigen idealen Gases. Pp 261 - 267, 1924; : // Quantentheorie des einatomigen idealen Gases. Zweite Abhandlung. pp. 3-25 , 1925; // Einheitliche Feldtheorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität. pp. 414 - 419, 1925; // Über die Interferenzeigenschaften des durch Kanalstrahlen emittierten Lichtes. Pp 334 - 340, 1926; // With J. Grommer: Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie und Bewegungsgesetz. Pp. 2 - 13, 1927; // Zu Kaluzas Theorie des Zusammenhanges von Gravitation und Elektrizität. Erste Mitteilungpp. 23 - 25, 1927; // Zu Kaluzas Theorie des Zusammenhanges von Gravitation und Elektrizität. Zweite Mitteilung. Pp. 26 - 30 , 1927; // Allgemeine Relativita?tstheorie und Bewegungsgesetz. Pp . 235 -245, 1927; // Riemann-Geometrie mit Aufrechterhaltung des Begriffes des Fernparallelis-mus. Pp. 217 - 221, 1928; : // Neue Möglichkeit für Eine Einheitliche Feldtheorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität. Pp 224 - 227, 1928; // Zur einheitlichen Feldtheorie. Pp. 2 -7, 1929; // Einheitliche Feldtheorie und HAMILTONsches Prinzip. Pp. 156 - 159, 1929; // Die Kompatabilität der Feldgleichungen in der einheitlichen Feldtheorie. Pp 18 -23, 1930; // With W[alter]. Mayer: Zwei Strenge Statische Losungen der Feldgleichungen der Einheitlichen Feldtheorie. Pp. 110 - 120, 1930 // Zur Theorie der Raeume mit Riemann-Metrik und Fernparallelismus, 1930 pp. 401 -402 // // Die Kompatibilitaet der Feldgleichungen in der einheitlichen Feldtheorie, 1930 pp. 18 -23 // // Zum Kosmologischen Problem der allgemeinen Relativitaetstheorie, 1931 pp. 235 - 237. // Systematische Untersuchung über kompatible Feldgleichungen welche in einem Riemannschen Raume mit Fern-Parallelismus gesetzt werden können pp. 257 - 265 ,1931 // with W. Mayer: Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität. 1931 pp. 541 - 557 // Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Elektrizitaet, 2. Abhandlung .1932 pp. 130 - 137. // Semi-Vektoren und Spinoren, 1932 pp 522 - 550 // . We found the listing of the the last 5 lectures in the website of the Einstein Annalen.
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Book number: F3148
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Keywords: History of Science Rare Germany Anti-Semitism

Industrialism Och Kultur.
0. Stockholm, 1932; 112 pp.; publisher's illustrated wrappers. First edition. With a later, signed presentation inscription form the author, dated 1942, at the top of the front wrapper.
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Book number: IS001004
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.25 US$ 50.22 | JP¥ 5557]
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Keywords: Ianall Ianweb Rare Economics Economic History Signed Books Associatiion Copies Swedish Scandinavian

Poems and Drawings / Gedichte Und Zeichnungen.
. New York, 1961; oblong 8vo; unnumbered pages, texts and plates, bound concertina- style; illus. wrps with printed plastic foil wraparound. Presentation copy from the publisher of this, the second edition, with his inscription on the front free e.p.: -- a peaceful Christmas 1973 to Burry from the Wittenborns -- over an abstract design which appears to be either a lithograph not included in ordinary copies, or else an original drawing. [ Dr - M ].
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Book number: 015049
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 52.25 US$ 56.5 | JP¥ 6251]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists2 Signaturebook Rare Books Art German Literature English Literature

Zoo Babies. Pictured By. . . . with Short Interviews By G.E. Farrow
Hodder. Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton. London. n.d. 4to. [1907] [inscription in pencil on half title: Dominica (i.e. Professor Dominica Legge, later the noted mediaevalist ) with best birthday wishes & love from auntie Bella, March 26th /08 ]. Orig. green pictorial paper covered boardsd with orange titling featuring a bear dressed as a baby, green backstrip. 24 colour plates by Aldin. Corners rubbed. Some foxing here and there throughout the text and plates , hinges weak, some pages nearly loose, it looks as if the book has been previously repaired with translucent strips attached to pages near the hinges, some of these strips are loose or have been torn. o/w contents good to very good.
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Book number: F0094
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 86.75 US$ 94.16 | JP¥ 10419]
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Keywords: Weblists2 Children's

The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth.
0. 1858. New York, 1858; 42, [ii]pp. 4pp. adverts; publisher's blind-stamped cloth, maroon endpapers; spine sl. worn head and foot, with minimal abrasure, one corner worn at extreme edge. A very interesting association copy of the first edition, bearing two contemporary literary presentation inscriptions on the front free-endpaper. The first, in the author's hand, is to "Mr Edward Howland with the 'true love' of T.B.Aldrich". The second, immediately beneath, reads: "transferred with all and more, Edward Howland/ Mrs J.H.Beach". Below this, in pencil, apparently still in Howland's hand: "October 1858. New York. Saturday Press Office". Howland was one of the editors of the "Saturday Press" at the time, though he later retired with his book collection to New Jersey and became more preoccupied with social problems. A newspaper obituary notice of 1891 has been pasted to the lower half of the same front free endpaper, and a short, retrospective poem by Aldrich, also from an 1891 newspaper, has been pasted to the verso of the contents leaf [with offsetting onto first page of the Preface].
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Book number: IS00422
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 69.5 US$ 75.33 | JP¥ 8335]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianall Ianweb Ian First Editions American Poetry Signed Copies Association Copies Howland Nineteenth Century Rare Humour

Arabic-Arabic Dictionary, By Al-Firuzabadi
. no date, (16th - 17th century) Philological dictionary in manuscript, in which the author lists a comparatively small number of root words, then proceeds their pronunciation and the meanings and Qur'anic references associated with them. This is the work of a scholar for scholars, and was not intended for general reference use. At least three different people have had a hand in inscribing the work, on various qualities of paper. The first fifty pages are of the best quality, displaying the finest calligraphy in the manuscript. The manuscript was possibly made in Egypt, and is almost certainly a copy of an earlier manuscript. The scribe's identity is unknown. Usually one can find the scribe's name on the verso of the title page, or at the end of the manuscript, whereas here the title page is mounted, which possibly conceals the name. The manuscript also finishes with a prayer for the scribe, the owner, and anyone who reads the book - not with the scribe's name. Small folio, full red embossed calf in frayed leather slip-case.
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Book number: 093010
GBP 1500.00 [Appr.: EURO 1734 US$ 1883.3 | JP¥ 208379]
Catalogue: Dictionaries
Keywords: Wim Meeuws Islam Muslim Dictionaries Rare Middle East Manuscript Antiquarian Manuscripts

The Lord of the Rings: 3 Volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring the Two Towers the Return of the King First Editions, First Impressions
. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955 First editions, first impressions, Volume one: The Fellowship of the Ring,1954, 424pp. + folding map in the rear. 3000 copies were printed . Volume two: The Two Towers, 1954, 353pp. + folding map in the rear. 3250 copies were printed. With the errors on pp. 111 and 350. (Hammond-Anderson p. 98) Volume three The Return of the King, 1955, 416pp. + folding map in the rear. 7000 copies were printed. With the signature mark '4' and the slipped type on page 49 and the errors on pp. 31 101 and 209 (Hammond-Anderson p. 98 ) Octavo, In a splendid new full maroon leather binding by the Temple Bindery of Oxford (Ian Barnes) 5 traditional raised bands, panelled spines double-ruled in gilt, gilt ring and eye embossed devices to the front boards, Gilt inner dentelles. 2 black leather title labels on the spines, top edges stained red. The 2 first volumes were Philip Toynbee's personal copies and he must have referred to them in his now infamous 1961 Observer "In our time" article, where a.o. he wrote: "..most of his more ardent supporters were soon beginning to sell out their shares in Professor Tolkien, and to-day those books have passed into a merciful oblivion." Housed in a custom-made dark red velvet lined cloth slip case. An exquisite set. With letter by previous owner David Snowdon who received the volumes 1 and 2 as a gift from Philip Toynbee in 1977. David is mentioned several times in Toynbee's book "Part of a journey" (1981) wwhich covers a period between 1977 and 1979 when both were members of "The Barn House Community".
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Book number: F1561
GBP 2450.00 [Appr.: EURO 2832 US$ 3076.06 | JP¥ 340352]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Tolkien Fantasy Oxford Inklings Weblists Weblists2 Rare Leatehr

Der Tannenbaum
. Berlin: Erich Blaschker Presse, 1965, 25, [2], [1 ]pp. With 8 original lithographs by Erich Jasorka. Original boards with another coloured Original-Lithograph on the front board In slip case. this is copy number 532 of a limited edition. This copy is signed by Jasorka below the colophon.
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Book number: F2112SM
GBP 9.50 [Appr.: EURO 11 US$ 11.93 | JP¥ 1320]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Rare Bibliophile Fairy Tale

The Hakka Dialect of Tao-Yuan, Taiwan
. (Academia sinica, the institute of history and philology monographs, Series A. no. 22 ) Taipei, Taiwan, China, 1957 , 451pp. paper, browned text, last 30pp with damage to top margins tear in back cover, 2 small parts torn from front cover. rare. Hakka ,( Pronunciation in Hakka: Hak-ka-fa/-va, Pinyin: Kèjiahuà) is a spoken variation of the Chinese language spoken predominantly in southern China by the Hakka ethnic group and descendants in diaspora throughout East and Southeast Asia and around the world. The Hakka language has numerous variants or dialects, spoken in Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan, Guizhou provinces, including Hainan island and Taiwan. Hakka is not mutually intelligible with Mandarin, Cantonese, Minnan or most of the significant spoken variants of the Chinese language. Amongst the dialects of Hakka, the Moi-yen/Moi-yan ,dialect of northeast Guangdong has typically been viewed as a prime example of the Hakka language, forming a sort of standard dialect. The Guangdong Provincial Education Department created an official romanisation of Meixian Hakka dialect in 1960, one of four languages receiving this status in Guangdong. Generally speaking, there are five spoken Hakka dialects in Taiwan's Hakka communities scattered around the island. They are the Four County Hakka Dialect, spoken in Miaoli, Kaohsiung and Pingtung's Lu Du, Taoyuan's Chungli, Pingcheng and Lungtan; Sea-Land Hakka Dialect, spoken in Hsinchu, Taoyuan's Kuanyin, Hsinouk, Yangmei and part of Miaoli; Tapu Hakka Dialect, spoken in Fungyuan's Shihkang, Tungshih and Hsinser; Yaoping Hakka Dialect, spoken in part of Changhua, Yuanlin and Chiayi; Shao-an Hakka Dialect, spoken in Chungli, Tachi, west of Silo. Among the five dialects, the Four County Dialect is the most popular Hakka dialect in Taiwan and is considered by the world as the "standard" Hakka dialect. Broadcast announcements made on trains or MRT are all in Four County Hakka Dialect. The Sea-Land Hakka Dialect came in second in popularity while the Tapu, Yaoping and Shao-an dialects, affected by other dialects, were hardly heard as less and less people use them. Ex-U.S. army library copy with its stamp on inside front cover [ DL - IV ].
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Book number: 092760HK
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.5 US$ 43.94 | JP¥ 4862]
Catalogue: China
Keywords: Weblists2 Wim Meeuws China Chinese Asian Languages Rofe

Die Rosenthals. Der Aufstieg Einer Juedischen Antiquarsfamilie Zu Weltruhm.
. Wien-Koeln-Weimar, Boehlau, 2002, 262pp. illustrated with 40 photographs, facsimiles etc. new hardback in d/j ISBN-13: 978-3205770206. [ST]. (ISBN: 320577020X) .
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Book number: F1888
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Keywords: Oxford Antiquarian Booktrade Jewish 320577020x

Almanach de St-Petersbourg
. 1913. Cour Monde et Ville 1913/14. 4me Année. St. Petersburg [& Leipzig], 1913; xv. 676, xvi-xxxiv pp.; publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, red lettering-piece on spine, red edges; spine slightly faded and slightly dull, the leather lettering piece a little rubbed, two small, almost invisible stains on front cover, contents slightly embrowned, particulerly in the extreme margins; overall a very good copy, the two stains on the cover being more like small, slightly darker areas. A rare publication which contained all they wanted to know - who was who with addresses - this takes up most of the book -, services, where to get what (including perfume, champagne, automobiles, dresses, furs, jewellery, suits, pianos, furniture, but also "grottes pour aquariums", "glaces", "fruits secs", "fusils de chasse" etc. etc.), where to eat, where to stay, spas abroad, and a very great deal more. The Nabokovs head the Ns in the addresses section. Replete with advertisements, some full-page, many illustrated, two in colour. Mostly in French, though some of the advertisements are in Russian, German or English. The preface,by F.van der Hoeven, is dated "mai 1913".
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Book number: IS002260
GBP 1200.00 [Appr.: EURO 1387.25 US$ 1506.64 | JP¥ 166703]
Catalogue: Russian Rare
Keywords: Ianall Ianweb Russian History Russian Culture Trade Catalogues Almanachs Ephemera Antiquarian Illustrated Books Russia Rare Russian Nabokov

Les Aventures de Maitre Tetu
0. et de Miss Docile. Conte Allegorique. Traduit de l'Anglais pour l'instruction de la Jeunesse. Paris: Delarue,& Lille: Castiaux, n.d. [c. 1820?]; oblong 16mo (c. 12.5 x 11 cm).; 63 pp. with frontispiece and seven plates, all wood-cuts, coloured by hand; publisher's printed boards, title within an decorative border on front, illustration within same border on rear board; lacking spine, boards marked and a little darkened, original owner's name on half-title, text lightly spotted. An extremely rare French children's book, printed in Lille, an allegorical moral purportedly based on an English original. Experts have been consulted in vain to find an English book of which this could be a version, but it could nevertheless have been taken from an English source which was part of a larger collection of moral tales. The wood-cuts (hand-coloured as issued) are bold and very good. Two bear the initials C.S.J. in the block. The allegory itself shows Master Headstrong led astray by letting himself be led by Passion, but finally finding the path to Virtue and Religion through the good offices of Reason.
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Book number: IS002266
GBP 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 115.75 US$ 125.55 | JP¥ 13892]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianall Ianweb French Illustrated Books French Children's Books Juveniles Antiquarian Rare Thye Pilgrim's Progress Lille Printing Printed in Lille

Bilder Und Reime,
0. 1184. Reime und Bilder fuer Kinder. Erste [und Zweite] Lieferung. Dresden, bei J.Naumann. Pictures and Rhymes, Rhymes and Pictures, for Children. London, D. Bogue, n.d. [1844]; c. 16.5 x 12.5 cm.; English publisher's red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, front board lettered in gilt with gilt pictorial vignette, yellow endpapers, a.e.g.; recased, one gathering detached, scattered foxing, some light finger-marks, light damp-stain to nearly half the contents. A rare and charming German illustrated children's book, which seems to survive as often as not in this two-language edition. This is not properly a bi-lingual edition, but the original Dresden edition, each page with a lithographed illustration and verse in German, printed on one side only, bound together with an English translation in letterpress of each verse, also printed on one side only. Compare the Oppenheim copy (Hauswedell & Nolte, Auktion 200 [1974], Lot 191, in later half leather), likewise German and English; Seebass II, 186 [offering just the Dresden Edition, a slightly cropped copy]: "Originalausgabe eines der feinsten Kinderbuecher der vierziger Jahre; es zeigt den Einfluss der Hey-Speckterschen Fabelausgben.."; Rümann, Die Illustrierten Bücher des 19. Jahrhunderts, No.1908. Hoff-Budde's 1922 bibliography of works illustrated by Ludwig Richter lists 29 of the 48 illustrations as lithographed after Richter. In our copy the first book of the German "Bilder und Reime" consists of illustrated title-page and 22 pages [of 24]: it lacks two pages - page 14 "Miesekaetzchen" and Page 16 "Der Morgen"; its first four pages were bound in the wrong order when the book was recased, while two other illustrations, pages 12 and 13, were misnumbered from the start by the printer. The second book of "Bilder und Reime" is complete, with title-page and 24 pages of illustrated text, though dampstained within the lower third of the pages. The English "Pictures and Rhymes" has one title-page, in letter-press, (as is correct,) and 47 (of 48) pages, the translator's "Preface" being printed on the verso of the first page of English verse; it lacks the text for "Puss". Photocopies of all the missing pages have been obtained and are supplied with our copy.
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Book number: IS00962
GBP 33.00 [Appr.: EURO 38.25 US$ 41.43 | JP¥ 4584]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianall Ianweb German Illustrated Books Illustrated Children's Books Rare Ludwig Richter

Un Cas de Jalousie.
0. 1896. Edition originale. Illustree de dix-neuf lithographies par A.Lunois. Paris. 1896; iii, 88pp. with 19 lithographic illustrations in the text; original brown half morocco over marbled boards, spine richly panelled in gilt with raised bands, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. original wrappers preserved (bound by Stroobants); spine a little faded; with fine colour-printed armorial book-plate of Arnold Schweizer (monogrammed J.C.R.) on front pastedowm and a further book-plate on front free endpaper. A finely produced Parisian fin-de-siecle novella with sensitive illustrations which give the impression the artist has drawn directly onto the page in pencil or in grey and dark wash, a lithographic technique whose revival he himself instigated. Alexandre Lunois (1863 - 1916) was a graphic artist, painter (he is remembered for his Spanish motifs amongst others), and illustrator, particularly during the 1890s. Edition limited to 200 copies, this copy on Japon, monogrammed by the publisher.
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Book number: IS00402
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 144.5 US$ 156.94 | JP¥ 17365]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianall Ianweb Ian French Literature Illustrated Eighteen-Nineties Bibliophile Bindings Lithography Fin-de-Siecle Art Rare

. Utrecht, Stichting De roos, 1951, 64pp. The colophon states: . Deze uitgave van Elckerlijc" wird in het voorjaar van 1951 volgens de tekstaanwijzingen van Prof. J. van Mierlo, S.J. gezet uit de Baskerville en gedrukt door G.J. van Amerongen te Amesfoort op papier van G.H. Bührmann. De houtgravures zij van St. Mrozewsky, de typografische verzorging was in handen van Susanne Heynemann. Het bindwerk wird verzorgd door J. Brandt en Zoon te Amsterdam. De oplage van 175 genummerde exemplaren is bestemd voor de leden van de Stchting De Roos" te Utrecht. Dit exemplaar is nummer 54. The full title is printed on the page following the title: Den spieghel der Salicheit van Elckerlijc; hoe dat elckerlijc mensche werd ghedaecht Gode rekeninghe te doen. Fine copy printed in black and red. ? Elckerlijc appeared in print in the late fifteenth century. Everyman is a translation and adaptation from Elckerlijc, a work which is regarded in the Low Countries as an important part of Dutch literary heritage with notable productions being mount?ed well into the modern age, The foundation De Roos was started in 1945 and they produce fine editions limited to 175 copies, the number of the member bibliophiles.[ST].
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Book number: F1372
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 52.25 US$ 56.5 | JP¥ 6251]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Dutch Holland Weblists Bibliophle Private Press Numbered Limited

The History of Prince Lee Boo
0. 1814. A Native of the Pelew Islands brought to England by Captain Wilson. Thirteenth Edition. London, John Harris, 1814; c. 9 x 13.5 cm.; 180 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's quarter red roan over marbled boards; a good copy, extremities rubbed, boards worn with a small piece of the marbled paper missing from the front board. Moon 359 (4), quoting from the "Guardian of Education": "..We have of late seen some Juvenile Libraries, in which this interesting history found no place; and, in our opinion, the work is amongst those which ought not to be superceded [sic] by others of inferior merit".
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Book number: IS002191
GBP 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 92.5 US$ 100.44 | JP¥ 11114]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianall Ianweb Children's Books Early Children's Books Antiquarian Rare Pacific

The History of Robin Hood
0. 1865. and his Merry Men of Sherwood Forest [Read's Series of Children's Books]. London, Read & Co. n.d. [c. 1865]; c. 24.5 x 18 cm.; 8 pp. printed on one side only and MOUNTED ON LINEN; publisher's blue illustrated wrappers, printed in red, black and gold, early ownership entry at top of front cover, which is slightly restored. A well-preserved copy of this very ephemeral Victorian picture-book edition, the eight pages comprising a hand-coloured illustration which covers about two-thirds of the page, and a closely-printed prose text beneath. One of "Reid's Series of Children's Books, 6d. coloured, Indestructible s. Do. & Washable 1s. 6d."; this copy has proved indestructable but wouldn't be washable now.
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Book number: IS002072
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 63.75 US$ 69.05 | JP¥ 7641]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianall Ianweb Robin Hood Folklore Children's Books Juveniles Illustrated Books Books Printed on Linen Indestructible Children's Books on Cloth Books Mounted on Linen Rare Antiquarian

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