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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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BÖLL, HEINRICH
Georg Büchners Gegenwärtigkeit. Eine Rede
. am 21. Oktober 1967 anlässl. d. Verleihung d. Georg-Büchner-Preises d. Akad. für Sprache u. Dichtung in Darmstadt. One of a limited edition of 1000 copies published by the Friedenauer Presse , printed on fine paper. in printed wrappers.
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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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BURGER, G.A.,
Balladen
0. 1919. Munchen , Hans von Weber, 1919; [iv], 132 pp. with lithograph illustrations;by Franz Kolbrrand; publisher's paper-covered boards with title-piece; sometime rebacked with suitable blue-grey board, original printed title mounted; edges of boards worn with tiny hole in covering-paper, extreme outer edge of lower corners slightly bumped, one or two small spots; loosely inserted the separately-printed but simultaneously issued: Gottfried August Buerger. Nachwort zu seinen Balladen von Erich Ebstein. Muenchen 1920, Hans von Weber Verlag [30pp.]. 9th "Dreiangeldruck", printed in a limited edition, as is recorded in the colophon: "Dieses ist Nummer 32 der Vorzugausgabe". Signed by the artist, F.Kolbrand.
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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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CORNETS DE GROOT, R.A. [ RUDOLF ADRIAAN ]
Een Wijze Van Lev/Zen . Een Verhalend Essay Van Een Tijdgenoot Van Poot, Feith En Gagarin
. Oxford, Mouette Press, 1969, 35 pages : illustrated with a wood engraving by Hanns H. Heidenheim, and drawings by Faber Heeresma . [ brother of Heere ] Printed by L. Bourdeaux-Capelle in Dinant, Belgium. Set in times roman. This is one of the 12 copies numbered I - XII with the wood engraving printed on Japanese Ouda paper by the artist and signed in pencil. The board papers and endpapers are made of Japanese cream Natsume paper. Bound in half calf leather. : R. A Cornets de Groot ( 1929-1991 ) Dutch literary critic, born in Bandung, in the former Dutch East Indies. He said of himself that he wrote like a teacher teaches. The total edition consisted of 333 copies.
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CUSS , TERENCE CAMERER
The English Watch 1585-1970 a Unique Alliance of Art, Design and Inventive Genius
. size: 300 mm x 237 mm. 504pp. 830 coloured illustrations. Splendid hardback in pristine jacket This is the first book to cover all aspects of English watches from every period. Watches represent a fascinating combination of applied art and science and an outstanding contribution to their history and development was made in England. By dividing the watches into six periods, each with its own introduction, the author has been able to provide an admirably clear and comprehensive survey, to describe the pioneering inventions as they were made and to illustrate the distinctive character of the English watch as it evolved. An outline of each period is followed by information on the trade in London and the provinces, watchmakers, case makers, case styles and decoration, dials, hands, characteristics of the mechanisms and timekeeping capabilities. Over 290 watches illustrating these points have been carefully selected from both private and public collections and details have been enlarged to clarify important features. Many of these watches have never been illustrated before. There is an extensive glossary which includes further technical information and, as well as a detailed general index, there are separate indexes of makers and case makers. The author, a dealer for more than forty years, has a lasting enthusiasm for his subject. He is familiar with its many facets and used to providing answers on a wide range of specific questions. This book is intended not only to be a useful guide to those new to the subject but also a valuable point of reference for those already familiar with it. this publication is a major contribution to the genre and will be a standard reference for many years to come.[ British Museum magazine, 2009.] Terence Camerer Cuss, the sixth generation of the family firm Camerer Cuss & Co founded in London in 1788, has been involved in the world of antique watches and clocks all his life. He has been a liveryman of the Clockmakers' Company since 1969. The Antique Collectors' Club first published The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches, a revised and enlarged edition of his father's Country Life Book of Watches, in 1976 and they have reprinted it several times. He moved the business premises from New Oxford Street to St. James's in 1983 where he continued dealing for the next twenty years. He wrote the limited edition catalogue of Lord Sandberg's important collection The Sandberg Watch Collection published by Antiquorum, Geneva in 1998. He has contributed a number of articles to magazines and periodicals, and continues to enjoy his subject, the research and occasional discovery!. (ISBN: 9781851495887) .
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DIDEROT, DENIS,
Die Geschwatzigen Kleinode.
0. 1906. Nach einer Ubersetzung des 18.Jahrhunderts neu herausgegeben von Lothar Schmidt. Mit 7 Bildern von Franz von Bayros. Munche, Georg Muller, 1906. xxxvi, 375, [i] pp. with seven plates; publisher's soft maroon leather, spine richly gilt with raised bands and leather label, gilt device on front board; short splits in joints at head and tail of spine, cocked (i.e. "leseschief")'early owners' names on front paste-down and front free endpaper. No. 850 of an edition of 1000 copies. After an 18th century German translation of "Les bijoux indiscrets".
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DÖBLIN, ALFRED,
Doktor Doeblin. Selbstbiographie
. Published in a limited edition of 400 copies and printed on hand-made Romana paper by the friedenauer Presse in Berlin, 1970, 12pp. in printed wrappers. Edges of wrappers slightly sunned.
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DREYFUS, JOHN,
A History of the Nonesuch Press
. With an Introduction by Geoffrey Keynes & A Descriptive Catalogue by David McKitterick, Simon Rendall and John Dreyfus. One of 950 copies. Folio, original cloth, dust jacket. London, the Nonesuch Press. 1981. An fine copy printed and bound at the university press Cambridge. [ DL II/5].
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Book number: 091875
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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ROBERTS, DAVID
The Holy Land and Egypt and Nubia. 2 Volumes
. Edition of 1,000, hand-numbered on a special limitation page in both volumes. 2 magnificent volumes measuring 20" x 13 ¾" published by the Folio Society. Bound in full canvas cloth printed silkscreen in black and gold. Designs by Neil Gower derived from Roberts’s originals. Gilded top edges, ribbon marker. All 247 Lithographs In The First Ever Large-scale Reproduction. ‘One of the richest folios that ever left the East’ David Roberts was an artist with ambition. Born in relative poverty outside Edinburgh, he spent years developing his skills as an apprentice and a jobbing artisan, graduating to a career painting backdrops for the theatre, first in Edinburgh and then in London’s Covent Garden and Drury Lane. By 1837, he had achieved renown for his landscape paintings of the Rhine and Spain. Unlike most artists, who relied on sketches brought back by other travellers, Roberts had visited these countries himself. His adventurous approach and his technical brilliance would serve him well on the journey of a lifetime – an artistic pilgrimage to Egypt and the Holy Land, the first ever undertaken by a British artist. Roberts set off in August 1838, travelling from London to Marseilles and on to Alexandria. From there he began his journey up the Nile with a crew of six men. He was awestruck by the landscape - 'I cannot express my feelings on seeing these vast monuments' - and sketched the sights that caught his eye, whether a group of crocodiles or architectural wonders such as the Temples of Dendera and Karnak, and the pyramids of Gizeh, which reminded him of the 'instability of all human greatness'. In Cairo, he determined to record modern buildings as well as ancient, and made sketches of minarets, alleys and market places. His observations remain among the few records we have of the early 19th-century city. Thanks to the intervention of the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, Roberts became one of the first Westerners ever to set foot in a mosque and sketch the interior, making sure to discard his hog's-hair brushes before entering. Ultimately continuing as far south as Abu Simbel, Roberts produced over 100 sketches on his journey through Egypt: 'We shall see what impression they make in England.'Roberts next set his sights on Palestine. He travelled across the Sinai desert along the route thought to have been taken by the Israelites when they left Egypt for the Promised Land. He and his team rode camels, wore Turkish costume and carried pistols, rifles and sabres, as much as a disguise as for protection. They slept in tents under the stars and took shelter in the Monastery of St Catherine, where Roberts produced some of his most famous vistas of the Holy Land. Jerusalem was closed to visitors because of plague, but Roberts's luck held and he was able to enter during Holy Week, along with a throng of pilgrims from all over the world: Syrians, Armenians, Copts and Greek Orthodox, 'a vast congregation gathered by one powerful impulse to do homage to the most awe-filled place of recollection on the globe'. For Roberts, it was a memorable culmination to an extraordinary voyage. As well as having visited biblical sites from the Mount of Olives to Jericho, he had assembled, as he put it, 'one of the richest folios that ever left the East'. David Roberts was the first British painter to make an artistic expedition to Egypt and the Holy Land. The result of his travels was a picturesque vision of the Near East that has been hugely influential ever since. Nearly 200 years later, his work is held in institutions such as the Library of Congress in Washington and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. This new Folio Society limited edition reproduces all 247 of his lithographs for the first time on this scale. On his return to London, Roberts sought a publisher for his work, eventually signing a contract with Francis G. Moon for £3,000 - an enormous sum, the equivalent of over £200,000 today. Critics and the public lined up to praise Roberts's works when they were first exhibited. The press lauded the aesthetic quality of his art, its historical and topographical accuracy, and the grandeur of its subject matter. Publication of the first edition was a slow and enormously expensive process. It was printed in sections, each one containing six hand-coloured lithographs created from the original drawings. But Moon's investment paid off. There was no shortage of subscribers, with Queen Victoria (to whom the Holy Land series is dedicated) and Charles Dickens among those reserving a set. Roberts's pictures had caught the imagination of the British public and set a trend for Orientalism in art that would continue to shape the way in which the West perceived the East. Because of its scale, and the scarcity of complete first editions, Roberts's work has rarely been reproduced in its entirety and never before on this scale. In this Folio Society limited edition, all 247 lithographs have been reproduced from one of the few complete hand-coloured copies, held at the John Rylands Library in Manchester.
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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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Book number: F0034
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STANFORD EDWARD STANFORD LIMITED,
Bandar 'abbas.
0. 1945. Large colour-printed map in 72 sections (including margins, key, etc.), each section measuring approximately 11cm. x 18 cm]. printed on paper and mounted on linen, published by Edward Stanford Limited, London, 1945. This is the third edition, "Revised by 512 Fd. Survey Coy. R.E. April, 1945". A note printed at the bottom states this map should be referred to as "1:1,000,000 Asia Sheet North E - 40 Salala".The publisher's name and address are on a printed label, on a panel of marbled paper on the front of the map when folded. There is a small chip on the edge of the panel of marbled paper, and a split of about half an inch in the first fold of linen on which the map is mounted. A very good copy. It shows part of part of Southern Iran to the north of the Gulf, with the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, and much of south-east Arabia. as far south as Salala and Murbat. On account of its date it calls to mind the opening of Jan Morris's "Sultan in Oman" [1957]: '"Good morning Mr Morris", said his Highness the Sultan Said bin Taimur. "I wonder how familiar you are with the map of south-east Arabia?". I was not familiar with it at all, if only because that distant corner of the Arabian Peninsular remained the least known of all the Arab lands. In the atlas it was shown vaguely, a big brown sandy triangle, bounded by the gulf of Oman on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other, a smudge of mountains in the centre, a howling desert around its perimeters..' This Royal Engineers survey map, though a little earlier than Morris's book,, is needless to say infinitely more informative than the atlas he had consulted.
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Book number: IS002313
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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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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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Book number: F0176-3
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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.
El Hobbit O Historia de Una Ida Y de Una Vuelta.
. Ilustrado por alan Lee. Barcelona, Ediciones Minotauro, 1997, 289pp. The illustrated Hobbit in spanish, same format as the HarperColluns edition. a fine copy in a fine hjacket. (ISBN: 844507282X) .
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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.
Hobbit Albo Tam I Z Powrotem. ,
. Ilustracje Alan Lee. wydanie poprawione, uzupelnione kolorowymi i czarno-bialymi ilustracjami. Przejlad Paulina Braiter. Amber,2000, 208pp. fine hardback in dust jacket which is slightly creased at the top. the Polish edition of the Hobbit or there and back again.
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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.
The Hobbit Or There and Back Again
. Illustrated in full colours by Alan Lee. The edition specially published for Dealerfield Ltd. in 2000 by Harper Collins, 293pp. Text very sl darkened at the edges o/w a fine copy in fine jacket, the printing on the spine of the dust wrapper of this edition is different and there is a difference in colours . small rectangular mark left on front jacket where price label was taken off.
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