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Dr. F.R. Leavis:
0. 1963. The Ogre of Downing Castle and other stories by Howard Jacobson, Chris Terry, P.J.Jewel. Oxford, 1963; [12pp.]; orig. printed wrps; a few small stains to covers, rust marks to centre margins fom staples, a few very slight marks to contents. First edition of this rare pamphlet, defending Leavis against a massed critical attack by Kermode, Wain, Cox, and Bayley. who in turn had apparently been provoked by an attack Leavis had made on C.P.Snow. The longest piece is Jacobson's "The Ogre of Downing Castle", Apparently not published - the imprint reads "Oxonian Press/Queen Street/Oxford".
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Book number: IS0048
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Globusnyi Chelovechek.
. 1954. Paris, 1954; 4to (approx. 21 x 28 cm.); 68, [ii] pp. with illustrations in colour and in black-and-white, some full-page, by F.Rozhankovskii; publisher's boards, illustrated in colour. First edition of this Russian children's book, with Russian text, printed in Paris. The colour lithographs were printed by Mourlot Freres. An excellent copy.
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Book number: IS002321
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Catalogue: Slavic
Keywords: Ianweb Russian Children's Books Children's Illustrated Books French Children's Books Natalie Codray Natalia Kodryanskaya

Landwirtschaft, Industrie Und Handwerk
Calvary. 1904. oder die Vereinigung von Industrie und landwirtschaft, geistiger und koerperlicher Arbeit. Autorisierte Uebersetzung von Gustav Landauer. Berlin, S.Calvary, 1904; [viii], 276pp.; publisher's printed boards backed with cloth with printed lettering on paper on spine (publisher's binding); two minimally short splits to base of spine. A good copy of the rare first edition of Landauer's translation (from English).
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Book number: IS002352
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Keywords: Ianweb Anarchism Philosophy Economics Socialism Russian Philosophy Revolution German Modern History Collectivism Political Theory

The Terriible Teddy Bear.
0. 1964. Illustrated by Erich Guertzig. London and Edinburgh, n.d. [1964]; 4to; 24 unnumbered pages, with colour illustrations throughout; illustrated endpapers; publisher's cloth-backed pictorial glazed boards; in good to very good condition, a few pages slightly fingered but not finger-marked nor finger-stained.; the transparent film which "glazes" the boards has begun to peel off at one corner of the rear board but is still present. First English edition of "Teddys toller Tag" (Berlin, 1963).
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Book number: IS002343
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Keywords: Ianweb Illustrated Children's Books Teddy Bears Teddy Bear Books Juveniles

Druhy Sesit Smesnych Lasek.
0. 1965. Praha, 1965; 84 pp.; publisher's cloth, illustrated dust wrapper. First edition.
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Book number: IS002056
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Keywords: Ianweb Czech Literature Modernism Eastern European Literature First Editions

. 1967. Praha, Ceskoslovensky Spisovatel, 1967; 293, [iii] pp.; publisher's cloth, dust-wrapper; dust-wrapper chipped, with several tears in the wrapper neatly repaired by a former owner. First edition of "The Joke".
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Book number: IS001099
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Keywords: Ianweb Eoropean First Editions Czech Literature European Literature Modernism

Memoirs of Mrs Fitzherbert;
Bentley. 1856. with an account of her marriage with H.R.H.The Prince of Wales, afterwards King George the Fourth. London, Richard Bentley, 1856; 202pp. with portrait frontispiece; fine earlly 20th century binding of red half morocco over salmon pink boards, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, gilt rules to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, bound by Riviere & Son; bookplate of Fritz Ponsonby; light spotting to blank pages at front and rear and to lower margin of frontispiece, very slight spotting to edges. A very good copy in a fine Riviere binding, showing only minimal wear at one or two extremities. The frontispiece is engraved after a portrait by Richard Cosway. A fine association copy: Fritz Ponsonby, K.C.B. K.C.V.O. G.C.V.O. later Baron Syonsby, was a distinguished soldier, the historian of the Grenadier Guards in the Great War, and a courtier who held a succession of offices in the Courts of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and George V. His autobiography was entitled "Recollections of Three Reigns". This memoir will have appealed to him as a holder of responsibility at a later Royal Court, but also on account of his family connections with the court it refers to. His great grandfather was the third Earl of Bessborough, his grandfather General Sir Frederick Ponsonby, a veteran of Waterloo, and his grandfather's sister Lady Caroline Lamb. The Ponsonby book-plate shows a shelf of partly-open books before a latticed window opening onto a flowery garden, with the motto "Reading maketh a full man", and is a fine etching, with deep contrasts, monogrammed in the plate W.P.B.
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Book number: IS002288
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Keywords: Ianweb 18th Century Biography Royalty Social History 19thncentury Biography Prince of Wales Brighton Riviere Bindings Bookiplates Ex-Libris Association Copies Fritz Ponsonby

Noch Zwei Streiche
0. von Max und Moritz. In schoene und bekannte Musik gesetzt und seinem Freunde Max gewidmet von Moritz. Op. 11. Berlin, Schlesinger, n.d. [c. 1885]; c. 32 x 25 cm.; 12 pp. including colour-printed illustrated wrapper. Setting of one of Willhelm Busch's "Max und Moritz" humorous verse narratives - the "Letzter Streich" (the printed wrapper was used for either the fourth or the last, each being part of the one opus - for two voices (or two choirs) and piano by Carl .Adolf Lorenz, with rich parodic use of or allusion to popular choral works of the day, including "Mikado von Sullivan", "Das Fischermaedchen", "Zigeunerchor aus Trovatore", "Meine Koenigin von Coote", "Margarethe von Gounod", as well as several less-remembered works. Moritz studied music in Berlin, and spent his life as music director and there and in Mecklenburg. The cover is a full-page illustration after Wilhelm Busch. Ephemeral and scarce.
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Book number: IS00943
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Keywords: Ianweb German Choral Music Lieder Wilhelm Busch Humour Song Vocal Music Juvenile Children's Books Sheet Music

At the Back of the North Wind.
0. 1871. London, Strahan & Co. 1871; viii, 378 pp. 13 pp. advertisements, with illustrations by Arthur Hughes; publisher's purple cloth, spine and front cover illustrated in gilt and black; neatly recased, spine laid down and minimally worn at extremities, boards somewhat dull and faded, the gilt on the picture inset in the front cover also faded, and partly rubbed away, rear board lightly stained or discoloured, contemporary gift inscription on half-title. First issue of the first edition of Macdonald's most-loved children's book.
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Book number: IS00742
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiqurian Rare Children's Books Fairy Tales Fantasy Juvenile Victorian Chrstianity Religion Literature Illustrated

The Early History of Institutions.
Murray. 1890. New Edition. London, John Murray, 1890; VIII, [ii], 412 pp.; contemporary prize binding of blue morocco, spine richly gilt in compartments with raised bands, gilt border and roundel with the arms of the Law Society on boards, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, presentation plate on front fixed endpaper; minimally rubbed at extremities. The study pays particular attention ancient Irish law - "Brehon Law", its technicalities and importance, with chapters on "Kinship as the basis of Society", "The Tribe and the Land", "The Chief and his Order" "the Chief and the Land" etc. iA very good copy, presented by the Law Society as an honorary distinction to William Frederick Taylor Morgan for achieving third place in the First Class of the Honours Examination. It records that his clerkship had been at the London firm of Ellis, Munday and Clarke. The rear paste-down bears the minute ticket of the Society's usual choice of binder, J.Low of Chancery Lane.
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Book number: IS002122
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Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Ianweb Jurisprudence Law Books Anthropology Ancient Ireland Legal History Sociology Social History Prize Bindings

MASON, H.T. (ED.),
The Leibniz-Arnauld Correspondence.
0. 1967. [Philosophical Classics}. Edited and translated by H.T. Mason. With an Introduction by G.H.R. Parkinson. Manchester and New York, 1967; xlviii, 180pp.; publisher's boards, price-clipped dust-wrapper.
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Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Ianweb Eighteenth Century Philosophy Leibniz Enlightenment Philosophy

A Trip to Toyland
Grant Richards. 1900. A Picture-Story told by Henry Mayer. London, Grant Richards 1900; oblong 4to; 127. [i] pp. printed on one side only, including 30 full-page plates; publisher's illustrated cloth-backed boards; spine worn and discoloured, boards a little marked, corners worn at extremities, lacking front free endpaper, a few closed tears, small chip in outer margin of [text-]-page 114. First edition. Good copy. Henry Mayer was a Jewish artist who left England for America. "A Trip to Toyland" was followed in the following year by "The Adventures of a Japanese Doll".
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Book number: IS002320
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Keywords: Ianweb American Children's Books Juveniles Children's Toys Illustrated Books Illustrated Children's Books Dolls Jewish Artists

Rimes Guernesiaises
0. par un Câtelain. Londres: Simpkin Marshall, Guernesey: E.Barbet, n.d. [c. 1840 - 1850]; [vi], 224 pp. with wood-engraved frontispiece and 14 wood-engraved pictorial head-or tail-pieces; binder's buckram, plainly lettered on the spine; the penultimate page is torn in the margins, with loss of two or three words. Georges Métivier [1790 - 1881], known as "The Guernsey Burns", drew heavily on traditiional and oral material for his poems in the Guernsey patois, but he lived much of his life in exile. In the preface to the edition of his "Rimes guernesiaises" which we are offering, the poet rails against an edition that had been published in Guernsey a few years previously under the same title in his absence, and without his editorial imput or supervision: "L'auteur des RIMES GUERNESIAISES n'habitait plus l'ile lorsque parut, il y a quelques années, un recueil sous ce titre, dans lequel se trouvait introduites plusieurs pièces qui lui sont entièrement inconnues, ces morceaux étant composés dans un patois désagréable, et très-différent du dialecte si expressif, nerveux et sonore, de la gogenarde vingtaine des Carités". Judging by the paper of our edition, and by the style of the wood-engraved illustrations, the book we are offering is from about 1840 - 50; it is therefore probable that the edition from which Métivier wished to disassociate himself, and the dialect and content of which he here corrects, is the 1831 edition usually associated with him and usually seen as having met his approval. A 32-page glossary is included in the pagination. The frontispiece, an illustration to the poem "Lamentations de Damaris", shows figures in front of an old house in Rue de la Fontaine, the street where Métivier was born.
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Keywords: Ianweb French Dialect Poetry Channel Islands Guernsey Dialect Poetry Victorian 19th Century Antiquarian Rare Romance Linguistics Romane Languages Illustrated Books

English Grammatical Categories
0. 1970. and the Tradition to 1800. Cambridge, 1970; xvi, 622pp.; original cloth, d.w.
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English Country Life.
0. 1859. Consisting of Descriptions of Rural Habits, Country Scenery, and the Seasons. With nearly three hundred illustrations, by Birket Foster, Jihn Gilbert, William Harvey, etc. London, Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1859; xvi, 479pp. with very numerous illustrations; publisher's blue cloth, gilt to a design by John Leighton on spine and front cover, a.e.g.; front board a little discoloured or spotted towards the edge, lacking front endpaper, light marginal finger-mark on title-page. First edition. A fresh copy of another countryside treasury by this prolific author and enthusiastic lover of the English countryside. The illustrations for his books are often very good, if not exquisite, and this work is no exception.
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Book number: IS00615
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