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CRUIKSHANK , GEORGE (ILLUSTRATOR)
The Comic Almanac.
0. An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest. A COMPLETE SET, comprising 19 volumes, all first editions, and in the ORIGINAL WRAPPERS or original flexible cloth, London, Tilt & Bogue [later David Bogue], 1835 - 1853. Over the 19 years of its publication, the Comic Almanac, enjoyed various editors, including the pseudonymous "Rigdum Funnidos", Henry Mayhew, and Robert B. Brough, and experienced a reduction in format from octavo to duodecimo in the years 1848 and 1849. The stiff paper wrappers with designs by Cruikshank finally gave way in 1850 to stiff gilt-decorated cloth-covered wrappers. What never changed was the inclusion of twelve etched plates by George Cruikshank in each issue, as well as black-and-white illustrations in the text by various hands. Larger folding frontispieces, also by Cruikshank, etched and finely coloured by hand, were added from the year 1850. The etchings for "The Comic Almanac" reflect his close observation of Victorian society and those for the earlier issues are considered some of his best work. The spines of the first seven volumes are worn, with a little loss, particularly at head and foot, though the lettering is largely present; the rear wrapper of the 1840 volume is loose; the next six volumes have been very neatly, professionally rebacked using old material, either paper or fine-grained cloth, and match the plain spines of the last volumes' original cloth. There are two or three contemporary ownership entries, and a few pencil entries for 1843. The contents are in good condition, though there is slight spotting and browning to the edges of the plates from 1843 to 1847. It is very rarely that a complete series in the original ephemeral bindings is offered.
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Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Humour Caricature George Cruikshank Victorian Literature Illustrated Books Satire Social History Ephemera Henry Mayhew Rigdum Funnidos Almanacs

 
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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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Victorian Illustrated Rare Antiquarian Bindings George Macdonald William Allingham Christina Rossetti Jean Ingelow William Howitt Mary Howitt Caroline Norton Mrs Craik Diana Mulock

 
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

 
DEMIDOFF, ANATOLE DE, PRINCE OF SAN DONATO.
Voyage Dans la Russie Méridionale & la Crimée Par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie Exécuté En 1837. . . Par Mm. De Sainson, le Play, Hout, Léveillé, de Nordmann, Rousseau Et Du Ponceau
. Dédié à Sa Majesté Nicolas Premier, Empereur de toutes des Russies. Dessiné d'après nature et lithographié par (Auguste) Raffet. With 100 tinted lithographs printed on India paper, by Auguste Raffet and printed by Auguste Bry (including additional lithographed title, and 9 other lithographed section titles), all with tissues. Half-title, illus. lithogr. title to face the title-page, with a plate list on verso numb. 1-100. 2 unn. pp. (half title), pp. 3- 64 with descriptive text for the plates nos. 1-87 (no description for the text of the plates 88-100 as usual, so complete). Large folio (530 x 350 mm). Contemp. black half chagrin, back gilt. With heraldic bookplate Louis Mondanton. Paris: Publié par Gihaut Frères, [1838-1848 ] First edition of this rare and complete album of an expedition through Hungary to southern Russia, returning by way of Constantinople and Smyrnia. Plates nos. 1 (frontispiece) - 8, Hungary; nos. 9- 19, Wallachia; nos. 20- 24, Moldova; nos. 25- 30 Bessarabia; nos. 31- 54 Crimea, 1st part; nos. 55- 68, Camp of Vosnessensk, inter alia portrait of Nicolas I; nos. 69- 80; Crimea, 2nd part; nos. 88- 100 show the portraits of the members of the expedition. The present huge work describes and illustrates scenery and exotic architecture, not only of the Russian meridional region, and depicts also uniforms, military camps, costumes, professions, festivities, trade, custom and manners of Armenians, Cossacks, Gipsies, Jews, Russians, Tartars, Turks, etc. An interior of a coffee shop is shown. This scientific journey to southern Russia and the Crimea, etc. was organized by Count Demidoff (1812-70) on behalf of the government. 22 scholars (of which Jules Janin wrote the descriptive text), and artists (of which Raffet was the most important one) accompanied the expedition. Opposite plate 93, (portrait of J. J. Huout) is a 3- page A.L.S. by his son Paul dated Colmar, 1 July 1868 . Prince Demidoff was a famous art collector. His collection was sold in Paris in 1870.- 2 small stamps and stamped number on title, a few slight spots, and some light smudging to margins at the beginning. A nice association copy on large paper. Brunet II, 583; Vicaire III, 167; NBG 13/14, p. 559 & NBG 25/26, p. 578; cf. Atabey 337 (later ed.); not in Blackmer.
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DESCARTES
Renati Des-Cartes// Tractatus// de// Homine,// Et de// Formatione = Foetus. //
. Quorum prior Notis perpetuis// Ludovici de la Forge, M.D.// = illustratur.// [vignette: Printer's Device]// AMSTELODAMI,// Ex = Typographia Blaviana,// M DC LXXXVI. [1686]. 39p.l. 239p. a-i4 k3 A-Z4 = Aa-Gg4 (a1v and Gg4 =3D blank), woodcuts, title printed in red and = black, the last leaf of the preliminary section (signature k3) contains = the "Privilegie" that was issued for an edition of Desc artes' Opera; it = was followed by apparently a blank leaf (signature k4 NOT INCLUDED IN = THIS COPY), mottled calf, covers partly discoloured, gilt ornaments and = lettering on spine, tips chipped. O CLC 14305453; 6968617; 4887568 Latin translation of the Cartesian Traite de l'homme et de la = formation du foetus. It has a preface by Claude Chersellier(1611-1684), = a close student of Descartes, w ho was influential in the early = publication of some of Descartes' work. There were also editions of the = Latin translation published at Leyden in 1662; by the Elzeviers in 1677, = and in Frankfort both in 1692 and again in 1722, as well as a number of = editions included in the authors Opera. The copy is quite remarkable for = its woodcuts.xxxxxFor this 1686 edition the OCLC locates copies at Y ale, University of = Chicago, Illinois State Univ. Northwestern University, National Library = of Medicine, Linda Hall in Missouri, the New York Academy of Medicine = Library; the Cleveland Health Sc iences Library, UCLA, University of = South Carolina, University of Virginia, University of Arizona, Trinity = College in Connecticut, Harvard, Johns Hopkins Univ. St. Olaf and Mayo = Clinic in Minne sota, Vanderbilt University, University of Washington, = London University, the Wellcome and Linkoping Stadtbibl.
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Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Wim Meeuws [Rare Philosophy Antiquarian Pub10 Wohlmut

 
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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Book number: IS001073
GBP 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 686.5 US$ 806.15 | JP¥ 89741]
Catalogue: Bibliography
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Typography Printing History Fine Printing Incunabula Caxton Bibliography Bibliophily William Bulmer Publishing History Illustrated Books Bindings

 
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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DRABBLE, MARGARET
A Natural Curiosity
. London, 1989; 309pp; in publisher's limited ed. quarter-cloth binding with gilt rules & marbled paper on boards; one miniscule mark on cloth, otherwise fine. SIGNED by the AUTHOR, first edition, and numbered 17 of the 150 only numbered copies.
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DRUMMOND, JAMES L.,
First Steps to Botany, Intended As Popular Illustrations of the Science, Leading to Its Study As a Branch of General Education
. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green and Longman, 1835, fourth edition, VIII,391pp. [6] ( = publisher's catalogue.) Illustrated throughout with woodcut text illustrations, mostly by /after Sowerby. The author was professor of anatomy and physiology in Belfast. Bound in recent paper covered boards , black cloth spine with paper title label.
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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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Keywords: Ianweb Bibliography Antiquarian Books Classics German Incunables Incunabula

 
LUCIE-SMITH EDWARD
Two Poems of Night
. Turret Books, 1972, Quarto, 4 pages handsewn in pictorial covers. The poems are printed by letterpress in two colours at the Trigram Press. This is one of only 100 copies signed both by Edward Lucie-Smith and Ralph Steadman. the total edition was 1000 copies.
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EDWARD VIII, (1894-1972). KING OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND; LATER DUKE OF WINDSOR.
Signed Photograph Dated Oxford 1914.
. Original Photograph Taken By the Oxford Photographers Gillman & Co. Signed Edward and dated Oxford, 1914. and was presented to Mr. Frederick Thornton, the proprietor of our bookshop at the time . the then Prince of Wales was a regular customer of the bookshop. the photograph is presented behind glass in an oak frame headed by a small crown (sl. damaged) and the prince's motto Ick dien. Measurements: 199 x 255 mm inside the frame. With an oak back panel and hinged stand. A very rare early photograph, the prince was 18 years old at the time. After he succeeded his father, King George V, on January 20, 1936. On December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne, proclaiming to the people of Britain, "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." He was never crowned; his reign lasted 325 days. In 1937, Edward was created Duke of Windsor and married Wallis Simpson. Forwarding by DHL only, please ask for details of cost of this. Payment exclusively by bank transfer. credit card orders will be automatically rejected.
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Book number: F0010
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Keywords: Weblists2 House of Windsor Royalty

 
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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Book number: F154-C
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Keywords: Weblists2 Wim Meeuws British History Antiquarian Rare Correspondence Historical Documents Monarchs

 
ESSLEMONT, D.,
Newcastle Upon Tyne: A Short Account of Its Foundation
Esslemont. Newcastle, David Esslemont, 1980 14pp. 32mo. A small pamphlet published by Esslemont upon the 900th anniversary of the founding of Newcastle: a short account of that history,With Woodcuts . In teh original envelope. [ DL 1/3 ]( private press ). (ISBN: 090701402X) .
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Book number: F1100
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Bibliophile Printing Engraving Limited( Private Press ) 090701402x

 
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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Book number: IS002358
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Keywords: Ianweb Chapbooks Eighteenth Century 18th Century English Literature Ephemera Criminology Crime Antiquarian Sarah Fielding

 
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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Book number: IS00890TRAVE
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Keywords: Ianweb Rare Antiquarian Paris Printing Typography Bindings English Literature Eighteenth Century Novels

 
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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Book number: 092557
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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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Book number: F3124
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GARCIA LORCA, ISABEL
Handwritten Letter in Ink
. Dated and signed 4-7-1968, one A-5 sized sheet. with handwritten envelope addressed to an address in Oxford. Together with the copy of a letter from her correspondent in Oxford dated 28-3-1968 in which she is being asked for permission to print her brother's poem ESTE ES EL PROLOGO O LA CREACION DE LAS ROSAS. in a limited ediiton. Also a copy of this correspondent's earlier letter to Isabel and the publisher Aguilar 's letter of 25-1-1968 giving details of Isabel's address. Isabel Garcia Lorca, (1909 - 2002 ) spent much of her life guarding the legacy of her late brother Federico, one of Spain's greatest 20th century literary figures. She created and directed the government-approved foundation that preserves her brother's name and the family home, as well as an extensive archive of his manuscripts, letters, photographs and drawings.
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Book number: F3024
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 74.5 US$ 87.33 | JP¥ 9722]
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Keywords: Spain Spanish Literature Rare

 
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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GERITS, ANTON
Het Land Van Windegang
0. Mouette Press, Oxford, 1977; tall format: 11 x 6.8in; in publ. paper wrappers; Edition limited to 226 copies( private press ).
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GLAZEMAKER, J.H. (TRANSLATOR/ VERTALER )
Toonneel Der Wereltsche Veranderingen. Door Deftige, Vermakelijke En Ware Geschiedenissen Afgebeelt, Daar in, Onder Hoge En Lage Staten Van Menschen, Zuivere Liefden,
. schrikkelijke veinzingen, spitze vonden, bevallijke antwoorden, wrede moorden, verwoede wraken, rechtvaardige straffen, en ontellijke sporeloze hertstogten spelen. Uit verscheide Schrijvers, door I.H. Glazemaker vertaalt. Dezen laatsten druk, van nieus overzien, en met verscheidene nieuwe historien vermeerdert. 2 volumes in one. Dordrecht, Symon onder de Linde, 1669,[6] 440,[6]456pp. Illustrated. On the title page of volume 2 the translator is spelled: Glasemaker. Volume 1 is a reprint of the edition Amsterdam, Nicolaes van Ravesteyn, voor J.J. Schipper, 1645; volume 2 an enlarged reprint of the edition Amsterdam, Jan van Hilten 1650. See: Thijssen-Schoute 3,7; Buisman 706. rebound while preserving original (?) vellum title (handwritten) in imit. vellum, new endpapers. ( Jan Hendrik Glazemaker (1620-1682) Dutch word in ink on last page, last 2 blank pages soiled, most of the text is clear with a few sections where the pages are darkened. Lacks the frontispiece. of which a xerox copy is loosely inserted.
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