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DALZIELL [ED.],
A Round of Days
0. 1866. Described in Original Poems by some of Our Most Celebrated Poets and in Pictures by Eminent Artists engraved by the Brothers Dalziell. London, George Routledge and Sons, 1866; 4to; [xii], 93 numbered leaves, printed on rectos only, with wood-engraved illustrations on nearly every leaf, [ii]pp.; publisher's richly-decorated cloth, spine gilt to an Arabesque design, boards richly gilt with red and blue paper onlays, a.e.g.; skillfully sewn and recased, with new endpapers, short split at head of spine, corners worn with splits, light, mainly marginal foxing (heavier to prelims and title-page), spots to a few pages affecting the image, marginal finger-mark on page 60, early inscription on original yellow front endpaper. Scarce, and would be virtually unobtainable unfoxed and tight in its original binding as issued. Nevertheless a classic, and a high-point in Victorian book illustration and book production. The volume is highly regarded both for its illustrations and for its John Leighton binding, while the authors include William Allingham, Christina Rossetti, George Macdonald, Jean Ingelow, Lady Caroline Norton, Mrs Craik, and the Howitts. "One of the finest of the illustrated gift books" (Gleeson White, p.125]. Ray 153.
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DASENT, GEORGE WEBBE,
Popular Tales from the Norse.
0. 1859. With an Introductory Essay on the Origin and Diffusion of Popular Tales. Thied Edition, Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1888;; cli, [i], 443, [i],pp. with 16-page illustrated publisher's catalogue at the end;; publisher's cloth; covers a little worn, with very short splits at front hinge, boards slightly discoloured here and there, A good copy. of the scarce third edition, with the short appendix of West Indian Anansi, or "Spider" tales and the extended version of the comparative introduction, both of which were taken over from the second edition.
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Keywords: Ianweb Children's Books Juvenile Folk Tales Fairy Tales Translations Folklore Scandinavian Fairy Tales Norwegian Fairy Tales Norwegian Folklore Antiquarian Rare West Indies Spider Tates Anansi Tales Folk Tales Fairy Tales

 
DIBDIN, THOMAS FROGNAL
Typographical Antiquities
0. or, the History of Printing in England, Scotland and Ireland: containing Memoirs of our Ancient Authors, and a Register of the Books printed by them. Begun by the late Joseph Ames .. considerably augmented by William Herbert .. and now greatly enlarged, with copious notes, and illustrated with appropriate engravings .. by the Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin. Four volumes, London, 1810 ,1812, 1819; 4to; each volume c. 400 - 600 pp. many titles or headings printed in red, with 14 mezzotint plates, 23 plates, and numerous facsimiles and illustrations; contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt in compartments,with five raised bands and double labels of a paler brown morocco, marbled edges and end-papers; some slight browning or spotting to the plates, which are on heavier paper, and some offsetting,; there is a chip, with loss, at the head of the spine of Volume II, the rear board of Volume IV is detached, otherwise a few short splits to joints. A very handsome and unusually bound set of this classic, though unfinished, celebration of early British printing and publishing, its authors and its collectors, itself a monument to the finest English printing and book illustration of its period. This set once belonged to the Hamburg publisher, bookseller and auctioneer Ernst Hauswedell (Lot 148 in his sale "Handbuecher eines Sammlers" , 24th November 1976). We do not know its earlier provenance. (This is a heavy item, in four quarto volumes, for which our normal postage terms will need to be varied).
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DICKENS, CHARLES,
The Adventures of Oliver Twist;
0. or, the Parish Boy's Progress. With twenty-four illustrations on steel, by George Cruikshank. A New Edition, revised and corrected. London, Chapman and Hall, n.d. [c.1850]; viii, 311 pp. with 24 plates; publisher's green blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt-lettered; two very short splits at top and bottom of rear hinge, front endpapers split along inner hinge, very light marginal spotting, typographic bookplate of George W. Brocklehurst and 1912 Dickens "Centenary Testimonial" on front free endpaper, minute scribble in ink at top of endpaper where an old price has been crossed out, original bookseller's ticket of Philip, Son & Nephew of Liverpool. A very good copy of the undated reissue of the 1846 edition.
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DISRAELI, B.,
Tancred:
0. 1847. or, The New Crusade. Copyright Edition for Continental Circulation. In Two Volumes. Leipzig, Bernh. Tauchnitz Jun. 1847; [iv], 316, [iv], 292 pp.; contemporary German fine-grained cloth, spines lettered in gilt within gilt ornaments; spines faded, a few small, early light splashes to boards. An early Tauchnitz edition in a fine bindibg and fine condition.
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EBERT, FRIEDRICH ADOLF,
Allgemeines Bibliographisches Lexikon
0. 1821. Two volumes, Leipzig, F.A.Brockhaus, 1821 & 1830; 4to; [viii], xviii, 1075, x, 1119 pp.; cont. half black leather, blue marbled boards, top edges gilt; extremities worn, rear hinge of Volume I entirely split and spine loose, front hinge of Volume II split, and rubbed, but front board holding firmly, prelims spotted; First edition. Printed on rthin but good paper, the later volume being on laid paper. Highly respected and in constant use in its time, the book includes bibliographies of the Aldus and Giunta Presses, and the Elzeviers' small format editions of the Classics. Though the paper is light, these are such thick volumes that postage would need to be quoted separately.
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ELLIS, H. (ED.)
Original Letters Illustrative of English History
. "Including numerous royal letters. From autographs in the British Museum, and one or two other collections" Second series. In 4 volumes. London, Harding and Lepard, 1827; 348, 336,383, 544pp, engraved frontispieces (2 folding); occas. light foxing (esp. 2nd frontis.), top corner pp. 329-336 with light crease, top corner last blank page creased and somewhat soiled as a result. Otherwise the contents are very good. An interesting and wide-rainging collection of letters, with notes, spanning from Henry the Fourth to the Eighteenth Century. Skilfully rebound in medium brown cloth with green title labels. in new slip-case (green matching the colour of the title labels ) ask for postal quote first.
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FALLADA, HANS, [ R. DITZEN ]
Collection of 16 Titles
. Bauern, Bonzen und Bomben. Roman. Berlin,Vier Falken, copyright 1931. Vorwort 1938, OLn, 624 S. leicht wellig // // Geschichten aus der Murkelei. Bertelsm. Lesering, um 1960?. OLn, 180 S. 60 Zeichn. von Fritz Fischer, Einband stellenweise stockfl. innen sehr gut erhalten. // // Altes Herz geht auf die Reise. Roman. Buch und Welt, 1977. OLn, 320 S. // // Kleiner Mann, großer Mann - alles vertauscht oder Max Schreyvogels Last und Lust des Geldes. Ein heiterer Roman. Hamburg, Berlin, Dt. Hausbücherei, 1958. OLn ill. 399 S. // // Kleiner Mann - was nun ? Bertelsmann Lesering. O.J. Gebunden gutes Exemplar // // Der Alpdruck. Nachwort von Johannes R. Becher zum Tod von Fallada. 1. - 30. Tsd. Berlin, Aufbau, 1947. OKrt, OU ill. von Hermannn Kusch, 236 S. Umschlag stockfleckig und Text bräunlich, Text lose. // Erstausgabe // // Wolf unter Wölfen. Bertelsmann Lesering, 1958. OHldr, 1039 S. Rücken oben und unten etwas beschädigt. // // Der Trinker. Roman. Hrsg. Von Walter Jens und Marcel Reich-Ranicki. Stuttgart, München,DBB, um 1980. OLn, OU, 368 S. Beiheft Walter Hinck Hans Fallada. (Bibliothek des 20. Jahrhunderts) // // Der ungeliebte Mann. Roman. 4. Aufl. München, Heyne, 1983. OPpbk, 220 S. TB 5662. // // Dies Herz, das dir gehört (Zuflucht).Roman. Berlin, Aufbau, 1994. OPp, OU, 263 S. Erstausgabe des Manuskripts von 1939 das eigentlich ein Film mit u.a. Zarah Leander werden sollte. // // Das Abenteuer des Werner Quabs. Roman. München, Heyne, 1982. OPpbk, 109 S. (TB 6059) // // Jeder stirbt für sich allein. Roman. Aufbau Taschenbuch 2811. 6. Auflage 2012, 704pp. (Spiegel Besteller Aufkleber ) // // Alone in Berlin. Translated by Michael Hofmann. Afterword by Geoff Wilkes. Peenguin Books, 2009, 588pp. + the true story behind alone in Berlin 13pp of text, photographs and facsimiles. // // CRITICISM - BIOGRAPHIES: CREPON, Tom: Leben und Tode des Hans Fallada.. 4. Aufl. Halle-Leipzig, Mitteldeutscher Vlg, 1979. OBr.320 S. Text bräunlich // LIERSCH, Werner: Hans Fallada. Sein großes kleines Leben. Biografie. 4. Aufl. Berlin, Verlag Neues Leben, 1985. OLn, OU, 428 S. Portr. Abb. Umschlag mit Rissen. // Jenny Williams: More lives than one. A biography of Hans Fallada. Penguin books, 2012, 321 pp. 36 photographs, paperback // Price stated is for the collection of 16 Titles/ Preis füs für diese Sammlung £ 50 + Versand/Postage // // // //.
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FALLADA, HANS,
Marchen Vom Stadtschreiber, Der Aufs Land Flog
0. 1935. Berlin, Rowohlt, 1935; 227pp. with pictorial endpapers & numerous illustrations from wood-engravings; publisher's illustrated cloth; slight mark on edge of front board, but a very good copy. First edition, richly illustrated by Heinz Kiwitz.
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FIELDING, HENRY (AND OTHERS)
Examples of the Interposition of Providence
. in the Detection and Punishment of Murder .. with an Introduction and Conclusion both written by Henry Fielding Esq. London, for A. Millar, 1752; 12mo (c. 12.5 x 7.5}; iv, 94pp.; publisher's original unlettered sheep; joints worn, head of spine chipped. Very good copy. The work was intended to reduce and preempt the crime of murder by demonstrating that guilt can't be kept secret and that through the workings of Providence truth will out and guilt be revealed. It draws on various sources, including Nathaniel Wanley's "Wonders of the Little World" (1677), Thomas Beard's "The Theatre of God's Judgments" (1597), and John Reynolds' "The Triumph of God's Revenge..".(1635). and the compression of the narratives, though thought to have been presided over by Henry Fielding, may be by Sarah Fielding or William Young, Henry Fielding's authorship being confined as the title-page states to the introduction and conclusion. The litle work or compendium was priced at "Bound one Shilling, or Ten Shillings a Dozen to those who give them away". It is now very rare.
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FIELDING, HENRY,
The History of Tom Jones,
0. 1780. a Foundling. Four volumes, Paris, Printed by Fr. Amb. Didot the eldest.. 1780; each volume c. 300-350pp.; contemporary chocolate-brown half calf over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt and gracefully decorated in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, mottled edges; neat contemporary owner's name entered on half-titles. A fine copy of this well-printed [and so also very legible] Paris edition, in what is almost certainly a French binding.
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FISCHART, JOHANN
Das Glückhafft Schiff Von Zürich : Ein Lobspruch Vonn Der Glücklichen Und Wolfertigen Schiffart, Einer Burgerlichen Gesellschafft Auß Zürich, Auff Das AußGeschriben Schiessen Gen StraßBurg Den 21. Junij, Des 76. Jars, Nicht Vil Erhörter Weis Vollbracht.
Muenchen, Rupprecht Presse. 1927. Dazu eines Neidigen Verunglimpfers schantlicher Schmachspruch, von gedachtem Glückschiff . Samt desselbigen Notwendigem Kehrab ist gethan worden. ( Buch der Rupprecht-Presse , 38 ) München : Rupprecht-Presse, 1927, small 4to. full vellum. 83 [1] pp. Number 19 of an edition of 150 numbered copies hand-printed on Bedenk paper. A example of fine printing by the most profoundly German private press of the early 20th century. Founded in 1914 in Munich by typographer Fritz Helmut Ehmcke, the Rupprecht Presse published over a span of 20 years some 57 books, of which this No. 38. Drawing mainly on German literature for his sources, Ehmcke printed in artistic form a number of works by philosophers, and this poem composed by pro-Reformation satirist Johann Fischart (1546 - 1590) was typical of his choices. One of the most prominent writers of his time, Fischart first saw his poem published in 1576, and it was regarded as one of the most distinguished works of the last quarter of the 16th century. As in all Rupprecht Presse offerings, Ehmcke designed the covers, endpapers and typefaces for this work. Text is in Ehmcke-Schwabacher, designed in 1920; headings in Ehmcke-Fraktur, designed in 1909 and cut by noted typographer Louis Hoell. Hoell also worked with the renowned Bremer Presse of Munich, as did calligrapher Anna Simon, who created the handwritten initials in red for this volume. Finely printed with wide margins on Bedenk hand-made paper with deckled edges. T.e. gilt.( private press ).
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Wim Meeuws German Literature Rare Antiquarian Private Press Limited Typography Rupprecht Presse

 
QUARLES FRANCIS ( 1592 1644 )
Emblems Divine and Moral: Together with Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man
. London: Printed and sold by H. Trapp, 1777. rebound in half brown calf and green cloth covered boards with leather corners, gilt-lettered spine, 5 raised bands, spine extremities, bookplate on front paste-down, pictorial clipping pasted to verso of first preliminary, frontispiece consists of 2 images on 2 pages, a fine copy. 12mo. [xii] 9-289 , plates not included in the pagination. Profusely illustrated with wood cuts, Signature in ink by [previous owner dated 1791 in ink on original preserved first end paper, she also added some notes of rear end paper. Francis Quarles , English poet descended from an old Essex family, and educated first at Cambridge and then at Oxford. Upon completing those studies he went to Lincoln Inn to study and practice law.Though not an ardent royalist, he wrote pamphlets during the Commonwealth upholding the divine right of kings. In the 1630's he went back to Essex and began work on what was to become his best-known and most popular work "his best-selling Emblems (1635), lavishly-illustrated and containing five books of meditative verse. The poems are introduced by a scriptural motto, then a commentary based on quotations from various sources, and at the end closure is achieved with a short didactic epigram. The visual impact is supplied by the centre-piece, the emblem itself. Quarles says that "an emblem is but a short parable," and the verse puts the visual into the mental. The words and pictures, complementing each other, may then be said to have a double impact upon the reader.
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GEIGER, BENNO,
Alessandro Magnasco.
0. 1914. Berlin, Paul Cassirer, 1914. small folio; xxiv, 76 plates [with 77 illustrations], each preceded by a page of caption; publisher's printed wrappers; a few spots to edges, otherwise a very good copy. Apparently the first attempt ever to unite the scattered oeuvre of this Italian baroque master, reprinting Ratti's LIfe of Magnasco [in Italian] in the prefatory material. For Geiger, the artist puts 'sein unerhoertes, durch die Erfindung lediglich bedingtes Koennen in den Dienst des Ausdrucks; und leitet ueber, vorTiepolo, vor Guardi oder Goya, zu jenem umgepfluegten Erdreich, darinnen wir die Wurzel der modernen Malerei erkennen.'.
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GRILLPARZER, FRANZ,
Das Goldene Vliess.
0. Dramatisches Gedicht in drei Abtheilungen. Wien, Wallishausser, 1822; t.p. 302pp.; cont. half marbled calf, ornamental gilt rules to spine, orange-coloured lettering-piece, marbled boards, yellow edges; spine a little rubbed, slight abrasure to marbled paper of front board. A near-fine copy of the first edition.
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Book number: IS00997TRAVE
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GRILLPARZER, FRANZ,
Das Goldene Vliess.
0. Dramatisches Gedicht in drei Abtheilungen. Wien, Wallishausser, 1822; t.p. 302pp.; cont. half marbled calf, ornamental gilt rules to spine, orange-coloured lettering-piece, marbled boards, yellow edges; spine a little rubbed, slight abrasure to marbled paper of front board. A near-fine copy of the first edition.
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Book number: IS00998
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GRILLPARZER, FRANZ,
Konig Ottokars Glueck Und Ende.
0. Trauerspiel in fuenf Aufzuegen. Wien, Wallishausser, 1825; t.p. 190pp.; cont. half marbled calf, ornamental rules to spine, orange-coloured lettering-piece, marbled boards, yellow edges; two very slight abrasures to paper of front board. A fine copy of the First Edition.
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GRIMM, WILHELM (ED.),
Wernher Vom Niederrein.
. Goettingen, Dieterichsche Buchhandlung, 1839; viii, 90pp.; early 20th. C. vellum-backed bds; text water-stained, light foxing. First edition, edited from the ms. then in the Royal Library of Hanover, Hannover. [ from the library of Richard Walzer ] 5 middle High poems entitled: Veronica, Vespasianus, Von der Girheide, Christliche Lere, Di vier shiven. [ Dr - 2 ].
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Book number: 004306
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GUIZOT, F.P.G.,
Discours Academiques
0. suivis des discours prononcés pour la distribution des prix au concours generale de l'Université et devant diverses sociétés réligieuses, et de trois essais de philosophie littéraire et politique. Paris, Didier, 1861; iv, 424 pp.; contemporary morocco-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands; corners a little worn, short, barely visible split to front joint, edges minimally rubbed, slight foxing, mostly confined to first few pages and last gatherings. Signed presentation copy of the first edition of this collection of papers, some of which date back as far as the eighteen-twenties. The three essays which follow the addresses are on "Encyclopédie" - 58 pages including a well-researched historical bibliography of encyclopedias published in Europe - "Abrégé", and "Élections" (on political elections, c. 40 pp.). This copy was inscribed, signed and given as a birthday present to the English woman of letters Charlotte Mary Yonge. author of family and historical novels and of children's books, popular educator, and devout Anglican. It's possible that the blue silk bookmark, now at page 223, the beginning of an address to the "Société Biblique Protestante" on 30th April 1851, was left there by her or by the author. Several further addresses concern religious instruction or education. A very attractive association copy, which documents an Anglo-French friendship, and is itself a document of French history as well as of Victorian history.
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Book number: IS002106
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Signed Copies French History French Literature Association Copies Nineteenth Century Antiquarian Rare Charlotte Mary Yonge Religious Education Religion Protestantism

 
HAYM, R.,
Wilhelm Von Humboldt
0. 1856. Lebensbild und Charakteristik. Berlin, Rudolf Gaertner, 1856; xiv, 642 pp.; contemporary half leather, spine lettered in gilt and decorated in blind, marbled edges; spine minimally rubbbed and minimally discoloured, slight spotting, mostly marginal. First edition.
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Book number: IS00985TRAVE
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Catalogue: Philosophy
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HAZLITT, WILLIAM,
The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte.
0. 1834. London: Printed for Hunt and Clarke, York Street, Covent Garden. 1834; 535, 572, [iv] pp.; half buckram over blue paper-covered boards in style of the original binding (which was brown pebble-grain cloth over blue paper-covered boards), original spine with printed paper label mounted. An excessively rare and apparently unrecorded re-issue or re-printing of Volumes I and II of Hazlitt's "Life of Napoleon" by its original publisher. The title-page, at least, was newly-printed, and like the original printed label on the spine [preserved in this copy] implies the contents comprise a complete text of the biography: there is no mention of "Vol.I" on the title-page, no separately-printed title-page for Volume II, and no suggestion the work might comprise further volumes; the signatures to the separate gatherings, however, mostly bear the indication "Vol. I" or "Vol. II". These first two volumes of the work were first published in 1828, by Hunt and Clarke; but the firm went bankrupt, and Hazlitt himself lost two hundred pounds over its publication. New publishers, Effingham Wilson with Chapman & Hall, published Volumes III and IV in 1830, re-issuing Volumes I & II with new title-pages, giving their own imprint. The copy offered here, however, was apparently marketed four years subsequently by the original publisher and from the old address. The last four pages consist of Hunt and Clarke's advertisements, beginning with Hazlitt's "Notes of a Journey Through France and Italy" and ending with Hone's edition of Strutt's "Sports and Pastimes" ["on the 1st of February .. to prevent disappointment, orders for the large paper edition are particularly requested as early as possible."] Hone's "Sports and Pastimes" came out in 1830, so it seems safe to assume that these four pages of advertisements also date back to the year of the bankruptcy. It remains a mystery for whose benefit this volume was published, with its deceptive title-page suggesting it was the complete work, in one volume; and why it should be so rare.
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Book number: IS00844
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HEINSE, JOH. PH.,
Hausmittel-Apotheke
0. 1838. oder Sammlung vieler, aus dem allgem. Anzeiger und mehreren vorzueglichen medizinischen Schriften zum besten der leidenden Menschheit als zuverlaessig empfohlenen einfachen und zusammengesetzten Heil- und Hilfsmittell .. Als freundliche Zugabe Hufeland's Haus- und Reise-Apotheke. Blumenau / Rudolstadt, 1838; lii, 372 pp.; contemporary marbled boards, red printed lettering piece; head of spine bumped, library code at base of spine, repeated in ink at head of subscriber's list, embrowned or spotted, unobtrusive early dampstain to about half the contents. Methods and recipes for alleviating pain and illness for people who, for whatever reason, cannot consult a doctor. The book is subtitled: Ein Not- und Hilfsbuch zunaechst fuer von Aerzten entlegen wohnenden Familienvaeter, Hausmuetter und Auswanderer. One wonders how many copies of this book accompanied emigrating couple to America, and how many survived. Pencil note on front paste-down: "Geschenk von Dr. Hermann Loewe".
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HUMBOLDT, WILHELM VON,
Ueber Die Verschiedenheit
0. 1836. des Menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluss auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts. Berlin, gedruckt in der Druckerei der Koeniglichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1836; 4to; xi, [i], 511pp.; near-contemporary German half black morocco over cobbled boards, spine with raised bands, lettered in gilt and ruled in gilt and blind, marbled edges, corners slightly rubbed some light embrowning or spotting, mostly marginal. First edition.
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Book number: IS00889TRAVE
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 560 US$ 638.59 | JP¥ 70793]
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JEWITT, LLEWELLIN [[ED.],
Black's Tourist Guide
0. 1857. to Derbyshire Its Towns, Watering Places, Dales, and Mansions. With Map of the County, and Plan of Chatsworth. Second Edition. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1857; iv, 156pp. [36pp. adverts], with folding map as frontispiece and map of Chatsworth opposite p. 59; publisher's cobbled cloth with gilt-stamped title on front board; an early owner's name on front paste-down, with a later ownership stamp beneath. An excellent copy of a scarce early edition.
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Book number: IS002071
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JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS,
Historien Und Buecher
0. 1571.. vom juedischen Krieg .. alles aus dem urspruenglichen Griechischen Exemplar .. verteutscht. Two parts in one volume, Frankfurt, 1571; folio; [5ll] including engraved title-page, [1l.] [blank], 348 ll, with 83 large wood-cut illustrations, + 177 ll. with 14 wood-cut illustrations [making 97 woodcuts in all], final leaf with colophon & large printer's device of Georg Raben/und Weygand Hanen Erben; contemporary pigskin dated 1572, decorative brass bosses and holders for the now-lost metal clasps; the pigskin of the front hinge cracked but holding firmly, slanting crack in the skin on the front board, with slight loss of surface, another small surface hole the size of a small coin on front board; pale library stamp on front blank and verso of last page, scattered marginal library stamps (very small)); contents lightly browned, with a stabhole in c. 80 leaves which affectsa few letters. The front board - somewhat darkened - bears the title in capitals, and the date 1572 in a once dyed or painted central panel; the blind-stamped ornament of the boards is clearer on the brighter rear board: it includes panels of acorns, fleurs-de-lys, and small historical portraits. This copy is made particularly interesting by a contemporary full-page manuscript ex-libris in black, red, yellow, and silver with a full-page armorial crest and the name "Johan Tobing her Leonardes Son" painted directly on to the front paste-down. The name of a much later English owner is written neatly in small letters above, in the top margin. The book later passed to Stoke-on-Trent Public Library, who consigned it with other books to auction in 2006. Text in German.
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Book number: IS00732
GBP 2250.00 [Appr.: EURO 2519 US$ 2873.65 | JP¥ 318570]
Catalogue: Renaissance
Keywords: Ianwebi Rare Antiquarian History Judaica Jewish Studies Ancient World Classical Antiquity Renaissance Fine Printing Bindings Illustrated Bibliophile Ex-Libris

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