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TOLKIEN, J.R.R,
The Return of the King.
0. 1955. Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1955; 416 pp. with large folding map; publisher's red cloth boards; spine a little faded and minimally creased, corners and extremities worn in places, extreme outer corner of one board minimally bumped, neat contemporary ownership entry on front free endpaper. A good copy of the second edition (often referred to now as the second impression of the first edition), published a month after the first, in the same year. No jacket.
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Book number: IS002129
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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,
The Return of the King.
0. 1955. Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1955; 416 pp. with large folding map; publisher's red cloth; boards worn, split, marked, and with extensive surface damage; internally clean, although pages 1-14 are bumped, First edition, with the figure 4 in the inner lower margin of p.49. A copy for rebinding.
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Book number: IS002131
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TOUSSAINT, FRANZ,
Les Pins Chantent.
0. 1925. Quatre No. Ornements de J.Vergely. Paris, Collection de "L'Amour des Livres", Rene Kieffer, 1925; [viii], 146pp. printed throughout in brown and blue-green type, with ornamental title-pages for the separate plays and ornamental head-pieces and decorations, all by Vergely. BOUND IN BY THE PUBLISHER is a sequence of 20 plates after George Braun - "No japonais de Frantz Toussaint" - each in two states, plain, and vibrantly hand-coloured; publisher's gilt-decorated boards, original gold-printed wrappers of the earlier work bound in; slight wear to head and tail of spine. One of 1000 copies printed on vellum paper. We assume this copy to be a later issue of sheets of the 1925 edition, as many of Braun's plates are dated "42" or "49".
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Book number: IS00906
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Keywords: Ianweb French Literature French Translations Japanese Literature Drama Illustrated Books Bibliophile

 
WAAGEN, G.F.,
Kunstwerke Und Kunstler
0. 1837. in England. Berlin, 1837/1838. Two volumes; xvi, 520, iv, 620, v - x pp.; contemporary half calf, spines panelled, with gilt rules and decoration, gilt lettering, marbled boards, marbled endpapers, marbled edges; one joint a little rubbed but binding firm, light marignal damp-staining to first and last few pages of Volume I, contents lightly embrowned; a good set in a very attractive contemporary [German] binding. These two volumes form the first part of the work "Kunstwerke und Kuenstler in England und Paris", for which the series title is bound here opposite the main title. It is fairly certain that the "England" volumes (which comprise two of the three volumes) were for sale separately at the time, since the contemporary title on the spines is "Kunstwerke und Kuenstler in England". The anomaly in the pagibnation in the second volume results from the binder's deciding to bind pages v - x,, with the contents lof Volume II, at the end of the book rather than the beginning. Mounted on the rear paste-downs of each volume is the ex-libris of Conrad Heinrich Weigelt.
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Book number: IS002360
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Keywords: Ianweb Art History Art Collecting Art Collections German Bindings Art Criticism English Country Houses Architecture the English Country House Englis Topography Association Copies Ex-Libris

 
WAUGH, EVELYN, .
Labels.
0. 1930. A Mediterranenan Journal. London, Duckworth, 1930; 206 pp, [ + 1blank leaf ], with frontispiece from a drawing by the author, double-page route map, sketch map on one page of text, and three plates; publisher's blue cloth, illustrated dust-wrapper designed by Henry Lamb; ligh fading along top and bottom edges of boards and spine, a few tiny spots om rear endpapers; dust-wrapper price-clipped, a little darkened, minimally spotted, and a little rubbed at extremities, and chipped with loss at head of its spine, the loss extending to a maximum of about one inch from the top down one side of the spine and otherwise much smaller, losing half the letter "h" at the end of "Waugh";. A very good copy of the first impression of the first edition of a book extremely hard to find in fine condition or with a good dust-wrapper. The fading at the top of the spine corresponds to the obviously old chip in the dust-wrapper, which has since been protected with (unattached) transparent film and an (unattached) backing of old nearly-matching cream-coloured paper. Neither the film nor the backing paper are in any way attached to the wrapper or the book. A very desirable copy.
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Book number: IS002235
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 275 US$ 326.07 | JP¥ 34138]
Keywords: Ianweb Moder English Literature Mediterranean Travel Books Middle East Middle Eastern Travel Rare Modern First Editions Henry Lamb

 
WEBER, J.C.,
Die Alpenpflanzen
0. Deutschlands und der Schweiz in colorierten Abbildungen nach der Natur und in natuerlicher Groesse mit einem erlaeuterndem Text. III. Band. Muenchen, Christian Kaiser, n.d. [c. 1860]; c. 12 x 8.8.cm.; 12, 8 pp. with 108 hand-coloured plates of Alpine flowers in their actual size; publisher's green bevelled fine-grained cloth, front board gilt to an Alpine-floral design, spine ornamented in gilt; neat contemporary signature - "Ellen E. Swale 1861" - on front free endpaper, plates 67 and 68 detached and both a little discoloured and worn in extreme margins. A very good copy of this single volume of a series of four volumes in all, with delicately and meticulously hand-coloured lithographs. Now scarce.
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Book number: IS00636
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Botany Flowers Illustrated German Alpine Switzerland Swiss

 
WEYL, HERMANN,
Was Ist Materie?
0. 1924. Zwei Aufsatze zur Naturphilosophie. Mit 7 Abbildungen. Berlin, Julius Springer, 1924; 88pp.; publisher's printed wrappers; tiny chip of about 1cm. missing at foot of spine. First edition.
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Book number: IS00488
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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.( private press ).
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Book number: IS002307
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Keywords: Ianweb Golden Cockerell Press Private Press Privately Printed Dorothea Braby Modern Illustrated Books Erotica Wood-Engraving Brit Art British Art Fine Printing

 
WILKES, WETENHALL,
A Letter of Genteel and Moral Advice
. 1766. to a Young Lady: being a System of RULES and INFORMATIONS; digested into a new and familiar Method to qualify the FAIR SEX to be useful, and happy in every Scene of Life. The EIGHTH EDITION, carefully Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged by the AUTHOR. London, Printed for L.Hawes, C.Clarke, and R.Collins in Pater-Noster Row, 1766; [viii], 223pp. with engraved frontisp. (by Isaac Taylor); contemp. calf, raised bands with simple gilt rule and black leather lettering-piece, simple gilt rule to boards; top strip cut from half-title, about 40 pages lightly stained in the middle from flowers being pressed there - not preventing legibility, small hole in p.45/46 with loss of two letters. Scarce. The choice of this small book to press flowers in suggests it may have been the only book permitted in a young owner's pocket or bag on some afternoon's excursion centuries ago - or else that the content of the book was felt by her to be far heavier than its physical weight. Judging from its several editions Wilkes' views on female education and the role of women were widely circulated, but copies of his book are rare.
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Book number: IS00499
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Women's Studies Feminism Religion Eighteenth Century 18th Century Antiquarian Rare Education Juvenile Children's

 
WILSON. T (SAMUEL CLARK),
The Little Marine Botanist;
0. or, Guide to the Collecting and Arranging of Sea-Weed. WITH:The Little Conchologist; an Introduction to the Classification of Shells. WITH: The Little Geologist or First Book of Geology. AND: The Little Mineralogist or First Book of Mineralogy. FOUR Volumes bound in one; approx. 9 cm x 6.5 cm.; 74, [vi], 70, 70, 72 pp. with 16 plates, (7 coloured or partly coloured, by hand); .contemporary half purple calf, red leather settering-piece; rebacked at an early stage, old spine and old lettering-piece mounted, spine dull, corners worn and scuffed; the binder has discarded the half-title to the second work. The author, Samuel Clarke (1810-1875), wrote a number of educational books for children, including also "The Little Entomologist", often using the pseudonym "the Rev. T. Wilson" and also as "Reuben Ramble" and as one of the many "Peter Parleys". These four works are all rare, although "The Little Conchologist" is listed at p.198 of the first volume of the Osborne Collection catalogue, and dated [1837]. The little boks we are offering here must have been a great encouragement to take up natural history, with their small, squarish format and the really charming plates, with several illustrations on each and some very delicate, and accurate hand-colouring. "The Little Marine Botanist" is printed on pink paper. The first and last of the works here bear the name Mary Alice Vallance on the title-page, the last giving her home as Brighton, and the first also bearing the name Mr G.A.Vallance. Despite the small format, one plate (uncolouredshows a pterodactyl, a palaeotherium, an iguanodon and other earlier forms of life. while others show fossils, sea-weed, rocks and shells, and one is a hand-coloured geological map of England and Wales.
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Book number: IS002361
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Keywords: Ianweb Early Children's Books Victorian Children's Books Natural History Education Science Vallance Brighton Sea-Weed Shells Fossils

 
WIND, EDGAR,
Das Experiment
0. 1934. und die Metaphysik. Zur Aufloesung der kosmologischen Antinomien. [Beitraege zur Philosophie und ihrer Geschichte]. Tuebingen, 1934; xii, 120 pp.; publisher's printed wrappers. A fine copy of this first printing of Wind's "Habilitationsschrift", submitted at Hamburg University in 1929, but subject to delays in printing.
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Book number: IS002034
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Keywords: Ianweb German Philosophy History of Science Warburg Institute Metaphysics Rare

 
WITTE, E. DE,
Description Des Antiquites
0. 1836. et objets d'Art qui composent le Cabinet de Feu M, le Chevalier E. Durand. Paris, Firmin Didot freres, Fevrier, 1836; [iv], iv, 544, [ii]pp. with 104 figures on five plates; contemporary coffee-coloured calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, black leather lettering-piece, richly marbled endpapers and edges; light split along part of rear hinge, but binding firm. A very good copy in a strong but attractive contemporary binding of this rare and important descriptive catalogue. The largest section, comprising 1473 items, is of painted vases, mostly Greek, some described in great detail. There are a few neat marginal ink annotations of prices realised, and two very small, but delightful book-plates on the front paste-down, one in red morocco showing an owl and the Greek letters alpha and omega, the other, printed on paper and still miniature, with the name Beguin.
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Book number: IS002289
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Keywords: Ianweb Miniature Bookplates Ex-Libris Antiquarian Rare Greek Archaeology Greek Antiquities, Greek Vases, Greek Terracottas Roman Antiquities Bindings

 
ZINZENDORFF, GRAF LUDWIG VON
Inhalt
0. 1743. [.. Reden ..][ Flensburg & Altona, c.1743 ?]; [x], 235pp.; WITH: Des Grafen von Zinzendorff Inhalt derjenigen Reden, welche zu Berlin vom 1ten Januar. 1738 bis 27ten Aprilis in denen Abend-Stunden sonderlich fuer die Mannspersonen gehalten worden. 3. Aufl. Flensburg & Altona, 1743; [viii], 342pp.; two volumes bound in one, early 19th. century marbled boards, black paper label with gilt lettering; worn, spine neatly repared at front hinge, vertical crease along centre of spine, edges worn, light brown stain running up to half the length of some outer margins, mostly in the first work, early ink entries, apparently prayers, on verso of final blank. The first work, dedicated to 'Ihro Majestaet, die Koenigin von Preussen' , lacks its title-page. After the Dedication, ending 'Ludwig von Z|inzendorff', and Foreword, dated 7th June 1738, from Marienborn, the contents begin under the general heading: 'Inhalt der Zwoelf Reden ueber das Gebet des Herrn'. These twelve sermons are followed on page147 by 'Der Inhalt noch zehen anderer Reden'. Thus the two volumes, together covering Zinzendorff's speeches in Berlin in early 1738, would appear to belong together and to have been issued together. This would make the first work also a third, or later, edition.
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Book number: IS00847
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Keywords: Ianweb German Antiquarian Rare Theology 18th Century Prussia Preussen Literature Herrnhuter Moravian Brethren Moravian Church Pietism

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