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ME'AH BERACHOT
An 18th-Century Miniature Book of Blessings and Prayers.
. Facsimile edition of the copy held in a private Collection, New York One of a fine limited edition of 550 copies: This Me'ah Berachot manuscript, a miniature prayer book, is an exquisite exe of how Jewish heritage can be passed down for the delight and enrichment of future generations. It was handwritten and illuminated in Central Europe during the eighteenth century, and is today in the hands of a private collector in New York. Traditionally, pious Jews seek to recite blessings on at least one hundred occasions daily. This unique manuscript, the name Me'ah Berachot means 'one hundred blessings', is a compendium of blessings, each allocated to a time of day or to a special event. It gathers together morning prayers, Grace after Meals, prayers on retiring at night (Qriat Sh'ema), petitions for the safety of travellers and many other texts to be recited on special occasions, e.g. on seeing a beautiful tree, on hearing thunder or on wearing a new garment for the first time. Since it also includes three blessings specifically related to womanly duties (mitzvoth nashim) - on breadmaking, ritual bathing and kindling the Sabbath lights - the book was probably commissioned as a special gift to a woman. Such a splendid prayer book may well have been presented to a bride and would doubtless have been treasured by generations of her descendants. Indeed it is a miniature handbook of Jewish life intended for Jews of all ages. Besides the beautifully written text, the manuscript contains an illuminated title-page and twenty-nine miniature panels illustrating some of the activities associated with the blessings included. Each painting is headed by a cartouche containing the relevant blessing, preceded by directions on how to recite it, written in a more cursive Yiddish script. Additional miniatures fascinatingly depict a variety of everyday genre scenes - lighting the Sabbath candles, family mealtimes, tending the garden, putting on new clothes, entering the ritual bath, and even the then common medical practice of bloodletting. The manuscript’s seventy pages measure 36 x 40 mm (1.4" x 1.6"). It is bound in its original gold-tooled leather case with handmade silver clasps, bosses and corner plates. Despite the minute size of the book, the script is so clear that all the texts can be read with ease. This little book is a remarkable example of the revival of Hebrew manuscript illumination in the eighteenth century. At that time, long after the invention of printing, it was recognized that a handwritten and finely illustrated book offered a sense of luxury and respect for religious ritual unmatched since the Middle Ages. The craftsman-made binding of morocco leather is tooled in 23-carat gold and adorned with solid silver clasps, corner-plates and bosses made in one of the last silversmith's ateliers in Milan, Italy. The presentation case is crafted in full leather, lined in suede, and holds both the facsimile and the commentary volume.The commentary volume contains both a full translation and a full description of the manuscript and the Jewish world from which it comes. It is written by Iris Fishof, formerly Chief Curator of Judaica and Jewish Ethnography at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, who also describes each miniature and provides a scholarly analysis of the texts that they illustrate. It is translated and edited by Jeremy Schonfield.The commentary volume was printed on 90gsm Fabriano Ingres and bound in fine-grain goatskin to match the presentation case. The facsimile is housed in its own container within the suede-lined goatskin presentation box which also holds the commentary volume. This unique facsimile was printed in a strictly limited edition of 550 copies (400 on vellum numbered 1 - 400 and 150 on specially milled parchment numbered 401 -500. Our copy has the number 495. The remaining 50 Ad Personam copies were numbered I - L). The plates have been destroyed (with rabbinic permission and in compliance with Halachic requirements) and no further copies will be issued. The edition is now sold out.[ DL 4/2 ]. (ISBN: 094822346) .
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BEWICK, THOMAS,
A General History of Quadrupeds - the Figures Engraved on Wood By T. Bewick
. Thje third edition. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1792, X,483pp. Text foxed / stained throughout, more so on the last 50 pages, tear in pp/ 383/384 and in margin of pp. 321/322 repaired, small piece missing from right bottom title, ssignature erased from top margin of title. in new green calf binding with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. Profusely illustrated with the famous Bewick wood engravings. Well over 200 engr. of animals and over 100 vignettes and tailpieces.
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Book number: F0724
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Keywords: Rare Wood Engraving Zoology Animals Antiquarian

 
BOURGOING, J.F.,
Travels in Spain
0. 1809. [A Collection of Voyages and Travels, from the Discovery of America, to the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century. Volume 25]. London, For Sir Richard Phillips, 1809; ii, 392pp. with folding frontispiece map of Spain and 16 folding plates; c. 16.5 x 10.5 cm.; original boards, uncut;; boards loose and very rubbed and used [front board detached], lacking much of the paper on the spine though only a small chip from the original printed title-label, stitching poor, and broken at several points (one or two gatherings almost detached, plates mostly damp-stained or spotted. The French first edition was published in 1788-89, and Sir Richard Phillips' edition in English first appeared in 1808. The plates include the Royal Palace of St. Ildefonso, the Palace of the Escurial (this plate neither spotted nor stained), the Royal Palace of Aranjurz, a plan of Cadiz, and twelve scenes of the bull-fight (corner of outer margin of one plate torn with loss). A rebinding or working copy, with all the plates.
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BRADBURY, EDWARD,
All About Derbyshire.
0. 1884. With sixty illustrations by W.H.J.Boot, J.S.Gresley, W.C.Keene, Ll. Jewett et al. London & Derby, 1884; xvi, 396, 52 pp. with numerous illustrations; publisher's red cloth ruled in blind, spine gilt-lettered; spine discoloured where a large label has been removed, front cover very slightly marked, edges very slightly spotted. First edition. An informative, detailed, yet brightly-written series of essays with good illustrations from wood-engravings. [An "Extra Edition, with 12 platinotype plates, is advertised, but our copy is the ordinary edition, with text illustrations but not plates]. The essays are grouped as "Derbyshire Dales", "Derbyshire Hills", "Derbyshire Halls", Derbyshire Spas", "Railway Readings" ("Through the Peak on the Engine of the Express" and "Over the High Peak Railway"], and, finally, "Random Readings". The last section of over 50 pages is of advertisements by mostly Derbyshire firms. Loosely inserted is a print, minimally embrowned, cut out of a contemporary work, captioned "Winter-Time - Feeding the deer in Chatsworth Park", which has been professionally hand-coloured.
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BRITTON, J. AND E.W.BRAYLEY,
Derbyshire from: The Beauties of England and Wales.
0. 1803. [London, c. 1803]; pp. 291 - 552, with copper-engraved title-page and 20 [of 21] copper-engraved plates; modern fine-grained green binder's cloth, spine lettered in gilt; covers marked, outer margins of a few plates cropped quite close (one with loss of part of caption)' The "Derbyshire" section of Volume III of the series (the complete volume would also include Cumberland and the Isle of Man), which gives a guide to the county as Jane Austen's Mr Darcy would have seen it, with beautiful copper-engraved views after Dayes, Moore, Delamotte senior, including a fine plate of Buxton Crescent after a drawing by Dayes. This copy lacks one plate, and the map.
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Book number: IS002127
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DE BROSSES, CHARLES,
Traite de la Formation Mechanique
0. 1765. des langues et des principes physiques de l'etymologie. Two Volumes, Paris, 1765; lx, 489, iv, 533pp. with 9 plates or tables of characters [3 folding]; cont. mottled leather, spines richly gilt in compartments, contrasting labels, red edges; Volume I: front joint a little split but firm, corners very rubbed, spine label chipped with slight loss, interesting early ownership entries on front blank; Volume II: front joint partly split but firm, corners less worn, worming to head and tail of spine and to front board; both volumes internally clean and fresh. First edition.
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Book number: IS00480
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BROWNE , JOSEPH ET AL (CONTRIB.)
Gratulatio Solennis Universitatis Oxoniensis Ob Celsissimum Georgium Fred. Aug. Walliæ Principem Georgio Iii. Et Charlottæ Reginæ Auspicatissime Natum
. The many contributors include Joseph Browne, Henri Duke of Beaufort, Edward Bentick, brother of of Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland. Thomas Fitzmaurice, Ambrose Saint John, Thomas Hunt, Professor of Hebrew and Arabic, Professor R. Browne (Syriac), John Swinton (Syriac), Lewis Bagot (son of Ssir Walter Bagot), John Moore (Hebrew) , William Weller Pepys. Oxonii , E typographeo Clarendoniano MDCCLXII [ Oxford Clarendon press 1762 ] [173pp. ] Includes verses in in Latin, English, Greek, Welsh, Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac. Folio-sized volume. In contemp. red calf leather binding. front and rear cover with detailed tooling, binding, especially the spine worn, outer hinges split, binding strenghtened with later new end papers. a.e.g. Text very good. Fine etching on title page. This volume comes from the library of the Royal House of Hanover library, a circular stamp with the motto "suscipere et finire" at the top and the text "ex bibliotheca fideicomm. Ernestii Aug." at the bottom, with his coat of arms in the center is found on the reverse of the title page. Inserted is a 32-line autograph letter in ink dated 3 Jan. '68 signed G.R.Driver = Sir Godfrey Rolles Driver, CBE, FBA ( 1892 - 1975), the English Orientalist noted for his studies of Semitic languages and Assyriology. Written from his home address Park town, Oxford on a crossed out Oriental Institute letter heading.
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Book number: F2195
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BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT,
Sonnets.
0. 1901. London, R.Brimley Johnson, 1901; 16mo; [vi], 74 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's vellum, leather labels on spine and on front board, t.e.g.; boards soiled, with a burnmark on the front board and a small stain on the rear board, spine label bably chipped, with loss. This copy is No. 1 of the edition on Japanese vellum - with the title-page vignette, initials and numerals printed in red, and was originally presented to the Victorian artist George Frederick Watts, who is thanked by the publishers in a printed note on the first page "for his kindness in allowing them to reproduce his picture of "Love and Life" as frontispiece": the intricate pictorial bookplate of the artist, Watts, is mounted on the front paste-down.
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Book number: IS002061
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Keywords: Ianweb Bookplates Ex-Libris Association Copies Victorian Poetry Women's Literature Woman Writers G.F. Watts Antiquarian Rare

 
BURGER, G.A.,
Des Freiherrn Von Munchhausen
0. 1840. wunderbare Reisen und Abentheuer zu Wasser und zu Lande .. Neue Originalausgabe. Mit 16 Federzeichnungen von Hosemann. Goettingen & Berlin, 1840; c. 15 x 9.5 cm.; xxiv, 167pp. with 16 lithographic plates; later paper-covered boards, red morocco lettering-piece, original printed wrappers bound in; plates a little browned, slight spotting, slight offsetting to some plates. A now very scarce edition. Hosemann's lithographs must count among the wittiest and most winning of all the Muenchhausen illustrations. Wackermann I, 27; Brieger-Hobrecker 55.
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Book number: IS00654
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DE BURY, RICHARD
Philobiblon
. the text and translation of E.C. Thomas, sometime scholor of Trinity college. Edited with a foreword by Michael MacLagan Fellow of Trinity College. Oxford, Shakespeare Head Press / Basil Blackwell. 1960, Limited/Numbered. Half Morocco, 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall. 191 pp, cloth has a hardly noticeable dent to front board. Very Good/ copy . this is number 230, the edition was prepared in honour of the 70th birthday, on 29 May 1959, of Sir Basil Blackwell by his sons and colleagues. Book design by Ruari McLean and printed by Vivian Ridler at the Oxford University Press. With 2 coloured coats of arms on title pages (Latin/English on opposite pages as is the text. Text sl. darkened [ DR 4 ]( private press ).
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Book number: 091994
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Bibliophile Oxford Private Press Limited

 
BUSCH, WILHELM,
Max and Moritz.
. A Story in Seven Tricks. Munich: Braun & Schneider, London: A.N.Myers && Co. n.d. [c. 1870]; [iv], 53pp. printed on one side of every leaf, with two or three hand-coloured vignettes after the author on nearly every page, publisher's list printed on the endpapers; publisher's olive-green cloth, decorated and illustrated in black and gilt;THE INITIAL CONDITION WAS: splits to hinges with slight losses at head and tail of spine, rear board partly faded, inner joints split, stitching defective to first gathering, hence front endpaper and first four pages detached, page 8 detached and chipped at edges, THEN RE-BACKED AND THE OLD SPINE LAID DOWN. slight embrowning, owner's name - Dorothy E. Hart in top margin of title-page, lacking rear free endpaper. Rare edition in English of one of Germany's most famous and most successful children's books. Wilhelm Busch owed his immense and lasting success to his humour and illustrations. Apparently the first translation into English was by C.T.Brooks, and was published in Boston in 1871; the British Library's copy of the anonymous translation we are offering, published with Busch's original illustrations and colouring by his original publisher, is dated 1874, but our copy is undated. We think it is of the 1870s, or just possibly early 1880s. No edition in Osborne.
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Book number: IS00896
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Keywords: Ianweb German Juvenile Children's Books Translations Rare Antiquarian German Illustrated Humour Strip Cartoons First Editions

 
CALDECOTT, R.
Picture Books.
. Eight "shilling" rhyme books bound in one: "The Milkmaid", "Hey Diddle Diddle", "A Frog he Would A-Wooing Go", "The Fox Jumps Over the Parson's Gate", "Come Lasses and Lads", "Ride a Cock Horse.", Go ldsmith's "Mrs.Mary Blaize", & "The Great Panjandrum Himself". George Routledge & Sons [R.Caldecott's Picture Books], n.d.; landscape format (24.5 x 20 cm); c.24pp per book; delightfully illustrated w ith colour plates & line-drawings; binder's half morocco with raised bands; leather scuffed (some surface loss); contents in very good condition with only hint of foxing & one sl rippled page.[ DR 5 ].
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Book number: 090016
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Keywords: Weblists Wim Meeuws Illustrated Books One Shilling Popular Verse Nursery Rhymes Children's Whimsy Antiquarian Rare

 
CALDERÓN DE LA BARCA, PEDRO, ; 1600-1681. ;
Comedias Del Celebre Poeta Espanñol Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca, , Cavallero Del Orden de Santiago, Capellan de Honor de S.M. Y de Los Señores Reyes Nuevos de la Santa Iglesia de Toledo, Que Saca a la Luz Don Juan Fernández de Apontes, Y Las Dedica
. al mismo Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca, etc. Madrid, Viuda de don Manuel Fernández e Imprenta del Supremo Consejo de la Inquisición, 1760 - 1763. 11 volumes in 10, Tomo X & XI" issued as one volume with a common t.p. [OCLC Number:219534661 ] Volume I in later full calf binding and end papers, decorated spine with title and 4 raised bands . Volume III rebacked in leather, spine with 5 raised bands and new leather title labels, the other volumes all in the original mottled calf leather bindings, gilt decorated spines with 5 raised bands and title labels and each with an ex-libris pasted to first paste-down. All corners worn/bumped, see further on for individual descriptions of thestate of the bindings. (Initials JW or FW ) Edges of paste downs darkened. Tomo Primero, [8] 492 [4]pp. text very clear, some discolouring and fraying to edges, initial 4 and rear 4 pages. Pp. 1-8 contain "Fama, vida, y escritos de Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca Henao y Riaño" by Don Juan de Vera Tassis y Villarroèl: CONTENTS: Cada uno para si, Las Armas de la hermosura,, Amado y aborrecido, La Señora y la criada, Nadie fíe su secreto , Las Tres justicias en una, Amar después de la muerte , un castigo tres venganzas , Duelos de amor y lealtad. Tomo Segundo: front inside hinge split, but book block firmly attached, first e.p. barely attached. [4] 496pp. CONTENTS: El Castillo de Lindabridis, Bien vengas, mal, La Vida es sueño, Casa con dos puertas, El Purgatorio de San Patricio, La Gran Cenobia, La Devoción de la Cruz, La Puente de Mantible, Saber del mal y del bien. Fineza contra fineza.Tomo tercero: rebacked as described above, new end papers,[4] 499pp. bottom of page [1-2] creased (printer's error) CONTENTS: Lances de amor, y fortuna, La Dama duende, Peor está que estaba. Sitio de Breda, El Príncipe constante, El Postrer duelo de España, Eco, y Narciso. El Monstruo de los jardines, El Gran príncipe de Fez, Don Balthasar de Loyola, El Encanto sin encanto. Tomo quarto: [4] 539pp. Spine and hinges rather worn, CONTENTS: La Niña de Gómez Arias, El Hijo del Sol, Faetón, La Aurora en Copacabana, El Conde Lucanor, Apolo y Climene. El Golfo de las sirenas, Egloga piscatorial, La Cisma de Ingalaterra, Las Manos blancas no ofenden, Los Cabellos de Absalón, No siempre lo peor es cierto. Las Cadenas del demonio. Tomo Quinto: [4] 527pp Last pages 526 and 527 both numbered 526, top and bottom of spine worn, some minor staining to bottom of internal hinges of the first 90 pages. CONTENTS: Los tres afectos de Amor, La Vanda, y la flor, Con quièn vengo vengo, Guárdate de la agua mansa, El Alcayde [Alcalde ? ] de sí mismo, Luis Pérez el Gallego, Antes que todo es mi dama, El Mayor encanto amor, El Galán fantasma, Judas macabeo, El Mayor monstruo los zelos. Tome sexto [4] 528pp. spine, especially at the bottom worn, 2 holes measuring c. 4 x 2 cm each in the leather of the front board, CONTENTS: El médico de su honra, Origen, pérdida y restauración de la Virgen del Sagrario, hombre, Hombre pobre todo es traza, A secreto agravio secreta venganza, El astrólogo fingido, Amor, honor y poder, Los tres mayores prodigios, El laurel de Apolo, También ay duelo en las damas, La fiera, el rayo y la piedra. Tomo septimo: [4] 484pp. spine worn but in better condition than in previous volumes, 2 holes measuring c. 4 x 2 cm each in the leather of the rear board. CONTENTS: En esta vida todo es verdad y todo es mentira, El Maestro de danzar, Mañanas de abril y mayo, Los Hijos de la fortuna, Afectos de odio y amor, Loa para la Comedia, La purpura de la Rosa, La purpura de la Rosa, La hija del Ayre [ Part I] , La hija del Ayre Part II, Ni Amor se libra de Amor, Para vencer à amor, querer vencerle. Tomo octavo: [4] 475pp. binding in better shape, spine with some wear to top and bottom only. CONTENTS: Fortunas de Andrómeda y Perseo, El José de las mujeres, Los Empeños de un acaso, Primero soy yo, La Estatua de Prometeo, El Secreto a voces, Dar tiempo al tiempo, El Mágico prodigioso, Mejor está que estaba, Loa para la Comédia: Fieras afemina Amor, Fieras afemina amor. Tomo Nono: [4] 454pp. a small torn bit of leather on rear board pasted back, minor rubbing to front board, spine in better condition. CONTENTS: Dicha y desdicha del nombre, Hado y divisa de Leonido y Marfisa, Los Dos amantes del cielo, Mujer, [spelled Muger here] llora y vencerás, Agradecer y no amar, De una causa, dos efectos, mayor, Cuál es mayor perfección, El Jardín de Falerina, La Sibila de Oriente, No hay burlas con el amor. Tomo X y XI: [8[ 480,232pp. spine worn to top and bottom, vertical split in centre of spine visible but not cracked open , 2 small holes/tears in page 231/232 of the 2nd part (tomo XI )CONTENTS Tomo X: : Gustos y disgustos son no más que imaginación, Amigo, amante y leal, Basta callar, Auristela y Lisidante, Fuego de Dios es el querer bien, La Exaltación de la Cruz, No hay cosa como callar, Celos, aun del aire, (spelled here ayre) matan, El Escondido y la tapada. Tomo XI: Mañana será otro día, Darlo todo , y no dar nada, La Desdicha de la voz, El Pintor de su deshonra, El Alcalde de Zalamea.ASK FOR DIRECTION TO IMAGES.
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Book number: F2835
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Keywords: Spanish Literature 18th Century

 
CAMPBELL,, LORD GEORGE,
Log Letters from "the Challenger".
0. 1876. London, Macmillan, 1876; [iv], 448 pp. with folding frontispiece colour map; publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board ruled in black; spine partly faded or discoloured to brown, two or three very small whitish marks on front board, corners worn. First edition. With the contemporary owner's name in top margin of the title-page "Chas. H. Gatty".
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Book number: IS001063
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Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb Australia Pacific Ocean Tavel Exploration Victorian Japan

 
CARPENTER, WILLIAM,
Political and Historical Essays,
0. 1831. comprising the Following Subjects: The Advantages of Parliamentary Reform. Natural and Civil Rights. Origin and Objects of Civil Government. Popular Remedies for Popular Evils. Advantages of Trade Unions. Progress and Influence of Knowledge. Emigration. Historical Sketch of Ireland. London, Published by William Carpenter in the King's Bench Prison; and sold by W.Srange, Paternoster Row, and all Booksellers, 1831; demy 12mo; nine penny Political Tracts [two on Ireland], mostly 12 pp. numbered 1 - 9 and bound together with the title-page as quoted; contemporary green cloth boards, spine and corners sometime neatly repaired with old black tape; loose in covers, tile-page and integral blank now detached Very rare. Each pamphlet bears the heading, beneath a [repeated] wood-engraved vignette, "Political Tracts", and the motto, "Every Man for Every Man - Himself Included". At the end of each is the imprint: "Printed and Published by William Carpenter, at the Office of the "Political Letters," 21 Paternoster Row".
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Book number: IS00655
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Reform Bill Radicalism Trade Unionism Labour History Dissent British History Socialism Poitics Political History Economics Economic History Antiquarian Ephemera

 
CHARPENTIER & FASQUELLE [ED.],
Un Siecle de Modes Feminines
0. 1896. 1794 - 1894. Quatre cents toilettes reproduites en couleurs d'après des documents authentiques [Collection Polychrome]. Paris, G. Charpentier & E. Fasquelle, 1896; c. 11.5 x 17.5 cm.; 20pp. text, approximately 190 colour -printed plates; mid-twentieth-century maroon buckram, leather lettering-piece; contents slightly embrowned. A charming collection illustrating changing middle-class women's fashion through reproductions in reduced format of contemporary fashion plates. This copy is from the library of the fashion designer and couturier to the Queen, Hardy Amies, and has his illustrated bookplate on the front pastedown.
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Book number: IS002174
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Keywords: Ianweb Hardy Amies Fashion Books Costume Books Social History French Illustrated Books Fashion Plates Women's Studies Nineteenth Century Association Copies

 
CHATEAUBRIAND, F.A. DE
Travels in Greece, Palestine, Egypt, and Barbary, During the Years 1806 and 1807 . 2 Volumes.
. Translated from the French by Frederic Shoberl. 2nd edition. 2 vols. xii, 418 & (iv), 383 [1]pp, 3 maps on one folding plate , London, Henry Colburn, 1812, [iii]-xii, 418; [ii], 383, [1, advertisements]; pp. 91/92 in volume 1 soiled, text good to very good otherwise,in a recent full calf leather binding, 5 raised bands, wwith gilt titling on red leatehr spine labels, the folding plate foxed.
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Book number: GC0034
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CHATELAIN, MADAME DE
The Child's Pictorial Vocabulary.
0. 1861. for teaching familiar phrases in three languages. Edited by Madame de Chatelain. London. Joseph, Meyers & Comp. 1861; title-page and 17 [of 18] leaves printed on one side only, each containing six brilliantly hand-coloured wood-engraved illustrations, titled and captioned in English, German, and French; at some stage a parent or a governess has cut the outer corners round with nail scissors and had the book neatly rebound in cloth; otherwise a good copy, with a few light, marginal finger-marks and other light signs of use. The subjects of the pages are the Dining Room, the Drawing Room, the Bedroom, the Nursery, the Kitchen, the Garden, the Farmyard, Clothes, Animals, Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers, a Walk in the Fields, Games, Trades, Scientific Instruments, Musical Instruments. Very rare. N.B.L. 235. Oppenheim 443.
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Book number: IS002272
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 285.5 US$ 334.17 | JP¥ 36588]
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Keywords: Ianweb 19th Century Children;S Books Victorian Children's Books Language Teaching Children's Illustrated Books Rare Children's Books Education

 
CHRISTENSEN, C.B.
The Hand of Memory. Selected Stories and Verse
. The Meanjin Press, Melbourne, 1970; 4to (10 x 7"); xiv + 196 +[1]pp; with line illustrations (moslty in the text) by Douglas ALLAND, illus. e.p.s & marker ribbon; quarter buckram with canvas-backed boards; slipcase (extremities v.sl.worn); head of spine sl.bumped, otherwise near-fine. In an edition limited to 1,050 copies, this is a complementary copy signed (on the colophon page) & inscribed "to Robert Auty" from the author and his wife (possibly in her hand). Douglas Shenton Annand (1903-1976), graphic designer and artist, was born on 22 March 1903 at Toowoomba, Queensland.
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Book number: 031705
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 US$ 10.69 | JP¥ 1171]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists Signaturebook Australia Poetry Limited Editions Australian Literature Collectable

 
CLELAND, JOHN
Specimen of an Etimological Vocabulary, Or, Essay, By Means of the Analitic Method,
Davis. to Retrieve the Antient CELTIC. By the author of a pamphlet entitled, The WAY to THINGS by WORDS, and to WORDS by THINGS. London, printed for L.Davis and C.Reymers, in Holbourn, Printers to the Royal Society. MDCCLXVIII (1768) xvi, 231 [1] (the last page being the conditions of subscription to this work received by the author and the printers. First edition, 8vo, modern half brown calf ; Previous owner's signature in ink on top of title page and the name of Cleland also added in ink: in centre of title page. Cleland is better known as the author of Fanny Hill or the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1750), a work "so licentious that Cleland was summoned before the privy council where he pleaded his poverty as an excuse" (DNB). He turned his attention to the study of the English language and wrote at least two books on philol ogical subjects. "How ill Cleland was equipped for philological studies may be gathered from the spelling of a pamphlet issued by him in 1787: Specimen of an etimological vocabulary." Lowndes, howeve r, calls it "an esteemed work." Alston V, 363 and 364; Vancil, p. 52. Price [see Lowndes I,477; Halkett-Laing,V,339 ] title page very sl. browned, otherwise near fine copy of this rare book.
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CLEMENT-JANIN,
Catalogue Generale
0. 1913. de l'oeuvre d'Edouard Pelletan. Avec un portrait dessine et par P.E.Vibert et deux prefaces, dont une inedite; Paris, Editions d'Art Edouard Pelletan, 1913; [viii], [ii], xxii, 153 pp. with portrait; publisher's printed wrappers; hinges worn, spine and wrappers chipped, with loss at edges, wrappers slightly spotted or marked,contents browned, a few corners slightly turned..
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Book number: IS002033
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CLERK, THOMAS,
The Works of William Hogarth
0. 1821. (Including "The Analysis of Beauty"), elucidated by Descriptions Critical, Moral, and Historical .. to which is prefixed Some Account of his Life. Two volumes, London, R.Scholey, 1821; vi, [vi], 203, [iv], 96pp. + " The Analysis of Beauty" with unnumbered pages, with title-page vignettes and 86 plates; nineteenth-century half deep blue morocco over blue marbled boards, blue marbled endpapers, rebacked with matching buckram; slight rubbing to extremities of the boards and one or two small chips, marginal loss to Plate IX, but a well-bound set, professionally repaired, the contents clean. One of several handbooks to the engraved versions of Hogarth's paintings which appeared after his lifetime. Plates 54 and 55 have not been bound in, and the letterpress for "Before and After" implies they may have been deliberately omitted; there is no plate 84, but this is probably not called for, as the letterpress at this point directs the reader to the title-page vignette for the illustration; the numeration of the plates is eccentric, with plates one would expect in the first volume bound [correctly] in the second, but the plates are otherwise complete. The pages of "The Analysis of Beauty" are unnumbered, but page numbers are given in the margins of the text. apparently referring to the pagination of the first edition.This is a very interesting association copy. The front paste-down of each volume bears a decorative bookplate by Provost Blondel (Paris) of a flowery wreath with interwined initials we have not deciphered and the motto "Jamais Cesder". Inscriptions on the bookplates show that the book once belonged to the English author W.Somerset Maugham, and that he gave it as a present to the American writer Glenway Wescott. Wescott, a friend of Katherine Anne Porter and Thornton Wilder as well as of Maugham, was a widely read and admired novelist in the first half of the twentieth century, and lived in Paris for much of his life. He presented this set to the art historian Edgar Wind, who had fled Germany and had posts in the United States in the 1940s (he later became the first Professor of the History of Art at Oxford.) The inscriptions, all written in ink in the margins of the ex-libris, read: "Edgar Wind ex dono Glenway Wescott ex dono W.Somerset Maugham" and "with G.W.'s affection to E.W. - and thanks for his analyses of the spring of 1942 -".
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QUEEN'S COLLEGE -
Queen's College
. Oxford, 1814; 26pp; folio; one fine Ackerman colour plate of Queen's College Chapel; binder's blue cloth; extremities sl. rubbed, interior in very good condition. From Ackerman's History of the University, & colleges.
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DE COSTER, CHARLES,
Die Geschichte Von Ulenspiegel Und Lamme Goedzak Und Ihren HeldenmäßIgen N Fröhlichen Und Glorreichen Abenteuern Im Lande Flanden Und Anderwärts. Deutsch Von Karl Wolfskehl. Mit Holzschnitten Von Frans Masereel. 2 Volumes
. München, Kurt Wolff, (1926). With a frontispiece and 150 partly full-page original woodcuts and 18 woodcut initials by Frans Masereel. XLIII, (1), 496, (2) pp.; (6), 534, (6) pp. First edition, printed in 1600 copies. This is one of 1500 unnumbered copies. The woodcuts were printed from the original blocks. Text sl. darkened. In full calf with 5 raised bands on the spines. On page [1] Arnold Frank, the film producer has written an 18 line poem in ink, dated 24th May 1928 and signed Arnold Franck. this is followed by the signature Leni Reifenstahl (as opposed to Riefenstahl) corners of binding very slightly rubbed.
¶ Arnold Fanck ( 1889 - 1974, a pioneer of the German mountain film. LENI RIEFENSTAHL, [Helene Bertha Amalie] (1902 - 2003) A very unique set [ DR 6-7 ].
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Book number: F1942
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COWPER, WILLIAM,
The Diverting History of John Gilpin
0. 1828. showing how he went farther than he intended, and came safe home again. With six illustrations by George Cruikshank, engraved on wood by Thompson, Branston, Wright, Slader, and White. London, Charles Tilt, 1828; 16mo; 20, [iv] pp. with 6 plates; publisher's buff printed wrappers; spine and corners of wrappers worn, showing original blue paper underneath, the thread that runs along the outer side of the spine loose, a few light finger-marks or spots; early gift inscription to an E.M.Pickering. A good copy of the first edition of this celebrated ephemeris - reprinting Cowper's popular poem with new illustrations by Cruikshank.
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Book number: IS00685
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