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PFIZER, GUSTAV,
Der Nibelungen Noth
0. 1843. Illustrirt mit Holzschnitten nach Zeichnungen von Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld und Eugen Neureuther. Die Bearbeitung des Textes von Dr. Gustav Pfizer. Stuttgart & Tuebingen, Cotta, 1843; "4to" [c. 29 x 21.5 cm].; [viii], 430, [ii] pp.; contemporary half finely-ribbed diamond-patterned cloth over plain boards; edges and extremities worn, with slight, inconspicuous loss on hinges,two or three small stains to front board, spotting to pp. [i] - [viii], and very occasional odd further spots (a few on top edge),, marginal embrowning to contents, with a slight indentation in extreme edge of top margins of ca. 40 pp.some pages unopened. First edition of one of the major works of German Romantic book illustration, the text printed throughout within a scrolled rule border, with decorative initials, marginal illustrations, and ornaments incorporated in the text as well as half-page and full-page illustrations. Schnorr took over six of his own designs for his Nibelungen frescoes in the new Muenchener Residenz for this work (hence the printed dedication to King Ludwig of Bavaria) and added new designs and decorations: all are strongly in the tradition established by Peter von Cornelius in a series of etchings published in 1817. This work is widely celebrated, and features in major exhibitions on German illustration of the period, including "Die Kunst der Illustration", Wolfenbuettel, 1986-7, No. 24 (p.59 of the catalogue). (If you are interested in ordering this book, please contact us as its size exceeds our normal costs of consignment.).
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Book number: IS00730
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Ian German Literature Medieval German Romanticism Romantic Wagner Art Illustrated Neureuther Schnorr Von Carolsfeld Antiquarian Rare

 
PFYFFER DE NEUECK,
Esquisses de L'iie de Java
0. 1837. et de ses divers habitants, recueillies pendant un sejour de huit annees fait dans cette ile; traduit de l'allemand par Girodz du Villard, revu et mis en ordre par G.Guenot Lecointe. Bruxelles, 1837; 15.4 x 10.1 cm; [iv], iii, [i], xv, [i], 239pp.; cont. pale green cloth, black paper label with gilt lettering; cloth faded, small, early stain on front board, corners bumped, with split to cloth at one extremity. First edition in French. The original German edition was published in Schaffhausen in 1829. The work Includes mention of manners and customs, coffee, and opium-farming, among many other facets of the country. Rare.
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Book number: IS00350
GBP 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 397.25 US$ 489.83 | JP¥ 52739]
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Java East Indies Indonesia Travel Exploration Coffee Opium Rare Antiquarian

 
PIGAFETTA, PHILIPPE OR EDOUARD LOPEZ,
Le Congo.
0. 1883. La Veridique Description du Royaume Africain, Appelé, tant par les Indigènes que par les Portugais, le Congo, telle qu'elle a ete tirée récémment des explorations d'Édouard Lopez, par Philippe Pigafetta, qui l'a mise en langue italienne. Traduite pour la première fois en français sur l'edition latine fait par les frères de Bry, en 1598 ..Bruxelles, J.J.Gay, 1883; 213pp. title printed in red and black, with three folding maps; publisher's printed wrappers; two creases in front wrapper, slight bump to top of inner margins of the last c. 60 pp.two gatherings working loose, pages partly unopened. Printed in an edition of 500 copies. Apparently the first edition in French. Even the publisher is unsure to whom to attribute the work: although the title-page names the author as Philippe Pigafetta (translated by Leon Cahun), the spine gives Ed. Lopez as author, rather than as principle source. Rare.
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Book number: IS00546
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PILKINGTON, M.,
A Dictionary of Painters
0. 1805. from the Revival of the Art to the Present Period. A New Edition, with Considerable Alterations, Additions, an Appendix, and an Index, by Henry Fuseli, R.A. London, 1805; 4to; xx, [ii],, 694, [xx] pp.; contemporary half calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering piece, marbled boards; corners rubbed, spine and front hinge a little rubbed, a few preliminary pages bound in the wrong order but complete; a good and handsome copy. Pilkington dedicated the original edition of his Dictionary to the President and Council of the Royal Academy. This is the first edition of Fuseli's edition, containing many new biographical articles, and a short additional Preface. Fuseli revised and expanded this 1805 edition in a new edition five years later. The editorship and additions by Fuseli, a leading exponent of English, or rather of European Romantic painting, as well as a scholar of Fine Art, make this an invaluable work.
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Book number: IS001032
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Art History Art Refeence Antiquarian Rare Henry Fuseli Romanticism

 
POPE, ALEXANDER,
The Works
0. 1764. in Six Volumes, Complete, with his last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements,as they were delivered to the Editor, a little before his Death, together with the Notes of Mr.Warburton. London, printed for A. Millar, J. & R. Tonson, H.Lintot, and C.Bathurst, 1764; each volume 300-400 pp. plates; contemporary half calf, spines gilt with raised bands, gilt rules and floral designs, pale orange and green lettering-pieces, grey marbled boards, coloured marbled endpapers, red edges; two tiny holes in one spine, unobtrusive rubbing or abrasure to the surface of the marbled paper covering some boards. A good contemporary set of Pope, including the letters and contemporary illustrations, firmly and handsomely bound.
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Book number: IS00988TRAVE
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 170.25 US$ 209.93 | JP¥ 22603]
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PORTER, ANNA MARIA,
The Fast of St. Magdalen.
0. 1818. A Romance. Three volumes, London, 1818; 347, 317, 346pp. complete with half-title pages, publisher's advertisements at rear of volumes II and III; publisher's original boards, edges of pages untrimmed; expertly rebacked with matching board and printed paper labels in keeping with the period, one page sprung, scattered light spotting. An excellent set of the first edition of this very scarce novel, with contemporary signature of the Countess of Harrington on the front paste-down of Volume III. The craftsmanship of the restoration includes the paper used for the spine being toned by hand to match the original boards. The advertisement leaves include two lists of popular novels available from the publisher, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. A desirable copy.
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Book number: IS0043
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VAN DER POST, LAURENS
The Heart of the Hunter
. Hogarth Press, 2nd impression 1961. Page edges dusty/sl. marked, red cloth binding with bumped corners and top/bottom spine the latter also sl. sunned, soiled unclipped dustwrapper frayed and worn at edges and corners, small tears at bottom and top of d/j. With a long handwriiten dedicationto a Margaret Donington Powell in ink by her loving and ever grateful Oswald followed by good wishes from the author, dated May 6, 1962, in a sl. different colour of ink. signed in full Laurens van der Post. [DR-M].
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Book number: F0272-C
GBP 9.50 [Appr.: EURO 11 US$ 13.3 | JP¥ 1432]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Signed English Literature Africa Weblists2

 
POTTER, BEATRIX -
Changing Pictures a Book of Transformation Pictures
. One of The Very Earliest Appearances of a Book Illustration by Beatrix Potter. With Six Chromolithographed Dissolving Transformation Pictures. First edition. Small quarto 240 x 190 mm.). [16] pp. With six full-page chromolithographed illustrations, each with the original paper tab to operate slats. Numerous black and white drawings in the text. Original glazed colour pictorial boards with red cloth backstrip. Hinges expertly repaired, endpapers and text slightly browned. Otherwise a fine copy. Children's poems by G.R. Glasgow and Clifton Bingham and dissolving transformation pictures which change when the tab is pulled. The poems include: Changing Pictures,Day Dreams,Tessa and Jacko,Kept In,and Night and Morning. One of the three cover illustrations is by Beatrix Potter. It depicts a rabbit opening the door on a snowy morning to see a gift basket full of carrots and turnips. In 1892 Beatrix Potter had sold a few of her drawings to a firm called Ernest Nister, a German firm of Fine Art Colour Printers with a a London office at 24, St. Bride Street, E.C. In July of that year, when staying at Heath Park, Birnam, near Dunkeld, she had referred to one of these drawings for Nister: I was busy in the morning finishing a drawing of a Jackdaw for Nister & Co. for which, by the way, they have not paid. The jackdaw in question was carrying a set of long-handled brushes and impersonating a sweep. She now [in 1894] wished to offer Nister something more ambitious, and wondered whether her story of Mr. Jeremy Fisher could be made into a booklet (Linder, p. 175). This is one of the very earliest appearances of a book illustration by Beatrix Potter, preceded only by A Happy Pair in 1890. [1893] first edition. Neat inscription in ink on f.ep. inner hinges carefully repaired. the moving illustrations are in very beautiful colours [DR - 3 ] photographs available.
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Book number: F0261
GBP 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 510.5 US$ 629.78 | JP¥ 67808]
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Keywords: Children's Books Beatrix Potter

 
POWERS, STEPHEN,
Tribes of California
0. 1877. [Department of the Interior. U.S.Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region. J.W.Powell in charge. Contributions to North American Ethnology. Volume III]. Washington, 1877; 4to; [iv], 3, [i], 635 pp. with frontispiece, plates, and folding, colour-printed map in pocket inside rear board, boards dull and a little scratched, edges and extremities rubbed and worn, very short split in cloth of rear joint, base of spine and corners frayed, inner hinge split but firm. The scarce original edition. Most of the deficiences described in its outward condition arise from the book's size and weight. With a contemporary entry on the front blank from an Albert Seissel to Professor C.Schoenborn, dated New York, Oct. 10 [18]81. PLEASE NOTE BOOK IS RATHER HEAVY, The book weighs 3.5 KG when wrapped.
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Book number: IS00737
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 73.75 US$ 90.97 | JP¥ 9794]
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Keywords: Ianweb American Ethnology Anthropology Travel West Coast California Native Americans Antiquarian Rare Exploration Tattooing

 
ELZEVIER PRESS
Respublica Et Status Imperii
. Romano-Germanici. 2 volumes, Lugduni Batav. ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1634; 10.6 x 5.4 cm.; viii, 408, 382, [i]pp. with engraved title-page incorporating imperial double-headed eagle, crown, and imperial paraphernalia;; Contemporary callf, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands and double lettering pieces in green and red, gilt rule bordes to boards; edges sprinled with red; minimal wear to extremitiesshort crack to front hinge of Volume I. A handsomely bound and unusually well-preserved set of this pocket-size political and topographical handbook, with good margins.
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Book number: IS002355
GBP 210.00 [Appr.: EURO 238.25 US$ 293.9 | JP¥ 31644]
Catalogue: German History
Keywords: Ianweb Germany Austria Antiquarian Rare Elzevier Press Elzevir Press 17th Century Bindings German History Austrian History Printing Typography

 
AL-QAMUS
Arabic-Arabic Dictionary, By Al-Firuzabadi
. no date, (16th - 17th century) Philological dictionary in manuscript, in which the author lists a comparatively small number of root words, then proceeds their pronunciation and the meanings and Qur'anic references associated with them. This is the work of a scholar for scholars, and was not intended for general reference use. At least three different people have had a hand in inscribing the work, on various qualities of paper. The first fifty pages are of the best quality, displaying the finest calligraphy in the manuscript. The manuscript was possibly made in Egypt, and is almost certainly a copy of an earlier manuscript. The scribe's identity is unknown. Usually one can find the scribe's name on the verso of the title page, or at the end of the manuscript, whereas here the title page is mounted, which possibly conceals the name. The manuscript also finishes with a prayer for the scribe, the owner, and anyone who reads the book - not with the scribe's name. Small folio, full red embossed calf in frayed leather slip-case.
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Book number: 093010
GBP 1750.00 [Appr.: EURO 1985.25 US$ 2449.14 | JP¥ 263697]
Catalogue: Dictionaries
Keywords: Wim Meeuws Islam Muslim Dictionaries Rare Middle East Manuscript Antiquarian Manuscripts

 
RAWSTORNE, LAWRENCE,
Gamonia
0. 1905. or, the Art of Preserving Game; and an improved method of making plantations and covers, explained and illustrated. With fifteen coloured drawings by J.T.Rawlins taken on the spot. A New Edition [The Illustrated Pocket Library of Plain and Coloured books]. London, Methuen, 1905; c. 11 x 16.5 cm.; xiv, 136, [iv]pp. with 15 plates in colour; publisher's red cloth, printed label; head of spine slightly worn and chipped, covers dull and slightly marked, label darkened and slightly rubbed, a few scattered spots; a bright spare label for the spine, as issued by the publisher, is loosely inserted in prelims. The original edition (in larger format) was published by Ackermann in 1837.
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Book number: IS002103
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 US$ 27.99 | JP¥ 3014]
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Keywords: Ianweb Sport Hunting Illustrated Books Game-Keeping Estate Management Landscape History Forestry Hunting Natural History Ecology Antiquarian

 
REINICK, R.,
Abc-Buch
0. 1845. fuer kleine und grosze Kinder gezeichnet von Dresdener Kuenstlern. Mit Erzaehlungen und Liedern von R[obert] Reinick und Singweisen von Ferd. Hiller. Leipzig, Georg Wigand's Verlag, 1845; c. 15 x 22.2 cm.; 96pp. with wood-engraved frontipiece and 26 fine wood-engraved plates illustrating songs or stories each of which relates to a letter of the alphabet; contemporary English half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt-ruled with raised bands, marbled edges; binding strong and firm, but worn at extremities and edges, with a minor chip at head of spine; very pale scattered marginal spots. Ownerhip entry on front blank - Helen Martineau, Park Nook, 1847. An unusually good and internally bright copy of a rare and sought-after group production by the late Romantic Dresden school of artists, including celebrated plates after Ludwig Richter - "ABC- Buch", "Bilderbude", & "Quacksalber" - , as well as very fine designs by Ernst Rietschel, A.Ehrhardt, Eduard Bendemann, Julius Huebner and others. First edition. Hobrecker 1765; Hoff-Budde 1151-1153; Ruemann, "Illustrierte Buecher", 1801 & 1876.
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Book number: IS00777
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 283.75 US$ 349.88 | JP¥ 37671]
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Rare German Children's Books Juveniles Alphabet Books Abc Illustrated Music

 
RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE,
La Petite Laitière.
. Lithographies en couleurs par Lubin de Beauvais. Paris, 1911; 36pp. with frontisp. title-page port. vign. and 3 large col. vignettes [mounted on the pages]; orig. wrps; very sl. foxing, mostly towards the end, small marginal stain to four pages; one of an edition of 500 copies. this is number 172 of the 425 copies on fine Hollande à la forme paper. paper.
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Book number: 012525
GBP 5.95 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 8.33 | JP¥ 897]
Keywords: Frenchall Loft All Weblists2 French Literature Rare Antiquarian Bibliophile Illustrated Limited

 
RICHTER, JEAN PAUL FRIEDRICH,
Titan.
. 1827. [Samtliche Werke XXI - XXVI] Six volumes bound in three, Berlin, 1827; cont. green marbled boards, black paper labels lettered in gilt; boards rubbed, particularly at the tips of the corners and heads and tails of spines, occasional light spotting, old ownership entry of Alexander Tanner (with appropriate sketch of a fir-tree). A pleasant, nearly contemporary copy of one of Jean Paul's most widely-read novels, bound from the first collected edition with "Samtliche Werke" title-pages, but lettered on the spines [in Fraktur] "Jean Pauls Titan". Printed on superior, though probably not the finest, paper, and thus internally fresh.
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Book number: IS00367
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.25 US$ 41.99 | JP¥ 4521]
Keywords: Ianweb German Literature Antiquarian Ian

 
RINK, HENRY,
Danish Greenland.
0. 1877. Its People and its products. Edited by Dr.Robert Brown. With Illustrations by the Eskimo, and a Map. London, Henry S.King & Co. 1877; xvii, 468pp. with frontispiece, plates, & large folding map; contemporary magenta calf, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, green morocco lettering piece, gilt arms on front board, marbled endpapers and edges, corners rubbed at tips, very slight wear to front hinge, map creased and a little torn, without loss. First edition in English, of which Rink himself writes in his preface: "My Danish Original in this its English dress has been so much altered that it must be considered a new book." The binding, by Bickers & Son, is a prize binding for the City of London Freemen's Orphan School. The presentation plate on the front paste-down has been removed, which has left the marbled endpaper there imperfect.
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Book number: IS00821
GBP 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 102.25 US$ 125.96 | JP¥ 13562]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Travel Rare Travel Greenland Polar Arctic Denmark Inuit Eskimos Prize Bindings Illustrated Ethnology

 
ROBERTS, DAVID
The Holy Land and Egypt and Nubia. 2 Volumes
. Edition of 1,000, hand-numbered on a special limitation page in both volumes. 2 magnificent volumes measuring 20" x 13 ¾" published by the Folio Society. Bound in full canvas cloth printed silkscreen in black and gold. Designs by Neil Gower derived from Roberts’s originals. Gilded top edges, ribbon marker. All 247 Lithographs In The First Ever Large-scale Reproduction. ‘One of the richest folios that ever left the East’ David Roberts was an artist with ambition. Born in relative poverty outside Edinburgh, he spent years developing his skills as an apprentice and a jobbing artisan, graduating to a career painting backdrops for the theatre, first in Edinburgh and then in London’s Covent Garden and Drury Lane. By 1837, he had achieved renown for his landscape paintings of the Rhine and Spain. Unlike most artists, who relied on sketches brought back by other travellers, Roberts had visited these countries himself. His adventurous approach and his technical brilliance would serve him well on the journey of a lifetime – an artistic pilgrimage to Egypt and the Holy Land, the first ever undertaken by a British artist. Roberts set off in August 1838, travelling from London to Marseilles and on to Alexandria. From there he began his journey up the Nile with a crew of six men. He was awestruck by the landscape - 'I cannot express my feelings on seeing these vast monuments' - and sketched the sights that caught his eye, whether a group of crocodiles or architectural wonders such as the Temples of Dendera and Karnak, and the pyramids of Gizeh, which reminded him of the 'instability of all human greatness'. In Cairo, he determined to record modern buildings as well as ancient, and made sketches of minarets, alleys and market places. His observations remain among the few records we have of the early 19th-century city. Thanks to the intervention of the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, Roberts became one of the first Westerners ever to set foot in a mosque and sketch the interior, making sure to discard his hog's-hair brushes before entering. Ultimately continuing as far south as Abu Simbel, Roberts produced over 100 sketches on his journey through Egypt: 'We shall see what impression they make in England.'Roberts next set his sights on Palestine. He travelled across the Sinai desert along the route thought to have been taken by the Israelites when they left Egypt for the Promised Land. He and his team rode camels, wore Turkish costume and carried pistols, rifles and sabres, as much as a disguise as for protection. They slept in tents under the stars and took shelter in the Monastery of St Catherine, where Roberts produced some of his most famous vistas of the Holy Land. Jerusalem was closed to visitors because of plague, but Roberts's luck held and he was able to enter during Holy Week, along with a throng of pilgrims from all over the world: Syrians, Armenians, Copts and Greek Orthodox, 'a vast congregation gathered by one powerful impulse to do homage to the most awe-filled place of recollection on the globe'. For Roberts, it was a memorable culmination to an extraordinary voyage. As well as having visited biblical sites from the Mount of Olives to Jericho, he had assembled, as he put it, 'one of the richest folios that ever left the East'. David Roberts was the first British painter to make an artistic expedition to Egypt and the Holy Land. The result of his travels was a picturesque vision of the Near East that has been hugely influential ever since. Nearly 200 years later, his work is held in institutions such as the Library of Congress in Washington and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. This new Folio Society limited edition reproduces all 247 of his lithographs for the first time on this scale. On his return to London, Roberts sought a publisher for his work, eventually signing a contract with Francis G. Moon for £3,000 - an enormous sum, the equivalent of over £200,000 today. Critics and the public lined up to praise Roberts's works when they were first exhibited. The press lauded the aesthetic quality of his art, its historical and topographical accuracy, and the grandeur of its subject matter. Publication of the first edition was a slow and enormously expensive process. It was printed in sections, each one containing six hand-coloured lithographs created from the original drawings. But Moon's investment paid off. There was no shortage of subscribers, with Queen Victoria (to whom the Holy Land series is dedicated) and Charles Dickens among those reserving a set. Roberts's pictures had caught the imagination of the British public and set a trend for Orientalism in art that would continue to shape the way in which the West perceived the East. Because of its scale, and the scarcity of complete first editions, Roberts's work has rarely been reproduced in its entirety and never before on this scale. In this Folio Society limited edition, all 247 lithographs have been reproduced from one of the few complete hand-coloured copies, held at the John Rylands Library in Manchester.
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Book number: F1780
GBP 1350.00 [Appr.: EURO 1531.5 US$ 1889.34 | JP¥ 203424]
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Keywords: Egypt Folio Society

 
ROBINSON, HENRY CRABB,
Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence
0. 1872. Selected and Edited by Thomas Sadler PhD. Third Edition. In Two Volumes, London, 1872; xx,,415, viii, 450, [ii]pp. with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait; publisher's green cloth, spines lettered in gilt; contents slightly embrowned. A very good, bright set of the best contemporary edition.
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Book number: IS00961
GBP 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 32 US$ 39.19 | JP¥ 4219]
Keywords: Ianweb German Literature English Literature Romanticism English Romantic Poets Autobiography Diaries 19th Century Antiquarian Rare

 
ROEVER, FRIEDRICH,
Hydriasis
0. 1832. odeer die Heilkraft des kalten Wassers. Eine Anweisung, wie durch das kalte Wasser, als das beste Heilmittel, 160 Krankheiten und Koerperfehler gruendlich zu heilen sind. Nebst einem Anhang, wie das kalte Wasser in der Thierarzneikunde anzuwenden sei. Aus alten und neuen Schriften zusammengetragen und in alphabetischer Ordnung gebracht. Leipzig & Naumburg, bei Heinrich Franke, 1832; xiv, 312, [ii] pp.; contemporary marbled boards, gilt label, red edges; spine a little rubbed. A good copy of a rare work. A neat entry in contemporary hand on the front paste-down seems to read "Pincas Livn.", with three neat library numbers added.
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Book number: IS002232
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.25 US$ 41.99 | JP¥ 4521]
Keywords: Ianweb German Medicine Medical History the Water Cure Heinrich Franke Verlag Antiquarian Rare Medical Books History of Medicine

 
ROHSE, OTTO
Einhundert Holzstiche - Cent Gravures Sur Bois - One Hundred Wood Engravings .
. Eine Auswahl der Holzstiche von 1951-1990. Einführung von Eva-Maria Hanebutt-Benz. Hamburg, Otto Rohse Presse 1990 [1991]. 4°. XIX, 230 Seiten. Mit 100 Orig.-Holzstichen. Orig.-Broschur. 30 x 19 cm. 231 S. (Sigill. Blätter für Buch und Kunst. Heft 3 und 4, Folge X). Illustrierte Original-Broschur. Hamburg, Otto Rohse Presse 1990. Gedruckt in 1400 numerierten und von Otto Rohse signierten Exemplaren. Alle Holzstiche sind von den Stöcken abgezogen. Mit einem Beitrag von Eva-Maria Hanebutt-Benz "Zu Otto Rohses Holzstichen". Mit einem maschinengeschriebenen Brief an den Verleger Fr. Wittig, datiert 29.9.1995, signiert von Rohse in dem er eine neues Werk anbietet; ausserdem die Einladung zur Ausstellung Otto Rohse Buchkunst in Hamburg, Oktober 1995 und Prospektus fuer Otto Rohse Werkverzeichnis der Kupferstiche.
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Book number: F2114SM
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.25 US$ 62.98 | JP¥ 6781]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Printing Bibliophile Typography

 
ROLLIN, LEDRU,
The Decline of England.
0. 1850. Second edition, London, 1850; vi, 360pp.; publisher's cloth; professionally rebacked, old lettering-panel mounted on spine. A very good copy.copy..
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Book number: IS002228
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.25 US$ 62.98 | JP¥ 6781]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb English History Victorian History 19th Century French in Translation Antiquarian Economic History Social History

 
DE ROOS
Tien Jaar "de Roos" 1945-1955, and, Stichting de Roos Catalogus 1956-1960
De Roos. Holland, 1956 and 1961; qto; 63 & 46pp; both illustrated; in original paper covers; crease in upper corner (first catalogue) and dent to one corner & head of spine (second catalogue); contents in clean condition. Two fully descriptive catalogues by the Dutch bibliophile foundation De Roos. (stichting De Roos) [ST].
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Book number: F1327
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 17.49 | JP¥ 1884]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Typography Limited Editions Printing Bibliophile de Roos

 
SAUGNIER,
Relations de Plusieurs Voyages
0. 1791. a la Cote d'Afrique, a Maroc, au Senegal, a Goree, a Galam, etc. avec des details interessans pour ceux qui se destinent a la traite des negres, de l'or, de l'ivoire, etc. tirees des journaux de M.Saunier, qui a ete long-temps esclave des Maures et de l'Empereur de Maroc. On y a joint un Carte de ces differens Pays, reduite de la grande Carte d'Afrique de M.Delaborde .. Paris, chez Gueffier jeune, 1791; viii, 341pp. with very large folding map on heavy paper; contemporary French red morocco, spine gilt in compartments, black leather lettering-piece, narrow triple gilt rule to boards. marbled endpapers, a.e.g.;small early ink-stain and small abrasure to surface of the rear board; about the first half of the contents have taken on a concave shape around the folded map bound after the "Avant-propos". Very rare first edition, complete with the map.
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Book number: IS00600
GBP 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1418 US$ 1749.39 | JP¥ 188355]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Rare French Travel Africa Exploration Slavery Slaving Slave Trade Africa Maps Cartography of Africa

 
SCARRON, [PAUL] MONSIEUR, [1610-1660 ]
Oeuvres de Scarron. 12 Volumes
. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigeé & augmenteé. 12 volumes, 12mo. Paris : Chez David père, Durand, Pissot, 1752. Imprint in colophon of volume 1: De l'imprimerie de Le Breton, 1750. Full calf with finely gilt decorated spines, 5 raised bands , red title labels. A fine set, one volume has some damage to bottom of the spine. other spines with occ. sl. worn tops and/or bottoms.
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Book number: F0372
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 108 US$ 132.95 | JP¥ 14315]
Keywords: Frenchall Welgemoed Weblists Rare Antiquarian French Literature

 
MIRZA-SCHASSN
Die Lieder Des Mirza-Schassn
. Mit einem Prolog von Friedrich Bodenstedt. R.v.Decker's Verlag, G.Schenck, Berlin, 1893; 12mo (4 x 2.8in); xxiv + 220pp; poems in decorative borders; publ. illus. boards; a.e.g.; backstrip lost, joints & corners worn, inscription on fr.f.e.p. and t.p. otherwise the interior is clean and sound. A scarce pocket book.
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