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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
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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
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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
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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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Book number: 031378
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Keywords: Auctiongerman Wim Meeuws Duodecimo German Poetry Antiquarian Rare Deutsche

 
SCHLEGEL, FRIEDICH,
Sammtliche Werke.
0. 1846. Zweite Original-Ausgabe. 15 volumes bound in 7, Wien, 1846; with frontispiece portrait; contemporary half cloth over marbled boards, mottled edges; traces of round paper labels at base of spines, foxing, varying from very light to moderate. The second collected edition, with additional material - but with the first two volumes being an 1847 reprinting or reissue of the "Geschichte der alten und neuen Literatur", with that as title to each, instead of "Saemmtliche Werke". Formerly in the possession of Professor E.L.Stahl of the University of Oxford, with his pencil annotations and underlining to the fifth volume, "Kritik und Theorie der alten und neuen Poesie".
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Book number: IS00725
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 169.75 US$ 210.41 | JP¥ 22348]
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Romanticism Linguistics German Romantic Literature Literary Theory Literary Criticism Medieval Classical Antiquity Classics Philosophy German Literature French Literature Antiquarian Rare Collected Editions

 
SCHOPENHAUER, ARTHUR,
Die Beiden Grundprobleme Der Ethik
0. 1841. behandelt in zwei akademischen Preisschriften .. I. Ueber die Freiheit des menschlichen Willens .. II. Ueber das Fundament der Moral .. Frankfurt am Main, 1841; xxxx, 278, [ii]. BOUND WITH: Ueber die vierfache Wurzel des Satzes vom zureichenden Grunde. Eine philosophische Abhandlung. Zweite , sehr verbesserte und betraechtlich vermehrte Auflage. Frankfurt am Main, 1847; vi, [ii],151, [i]pp. with folding diagram. AND WITH: Ueber den Willen in der Natur. Eine Eroerterung der Bestaetigungen, welche die Philosophie des Verfassers, seit ihrem Auftreten, durch die empirischen Wissenschaften erhalten hat. Zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Frankfurt am Main, 1854; xxi, [i], 135pp.; TOGETHER THREE WORKS bound in one volume, contemporary North German black fine-grained binder's cloth, spine lettered in gilt; very slight spotting, the second and third works very slightly embrowned. First edition of the first work, second editions, corrected and enlarged, of the others.
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Book number: IS00894TRAVE
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Catalogue: Philosophy
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SCHOPENHAUER, ARTHUR,
Parerga Und Paralipomena:
1851, 0. Kleine philosophische Schriften. Berlin, 1851; [vi], 465, [i], iv, 531pp, First edition.; BOUND TOGETHER WITH: Ueber das Sehn und die Farben. Eine Abhandlung. Zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig, 1854; x, 86pp.; TOGETHER TWO WORKS [three volumes] bound in one, contemporary North German black fine-grained binder's cloth, spine lettered in gilt; minimal wear to extremities, old small splash on rear board, minimal marginal spotting to the first work, the second a little embrowned. First edition of the first work [750 copies printed]; second, enlarged edition of the other, with a four-page new preface.
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Book number: IS00895TRAVE
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SCHYNS, JOSEPH(1899- 1500
1500 Modern Chinese Novels and Plays
. by Jos. Schyns (Chinese characters) & others. Present day fiction & drama in China by Su Hsueh-Lin (Chinese characters) Short biographies of authors by Chao Yen-Sheng (Chinese characters) Peiping 1948 . [ Gregg International, 1970. Second impression]. (facs. reprint of 1948 edition). 242cm. 1p.l. iv, lviii, 480, [1]p. cloth. OCLC 256715; 2495113 The first facsimile reprint of the 1948 edition was published by Gregg International in 1966. (ISBN: 057603441X) .
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SÉGUR, LOUIS-PHILIPPE, COMTE DE, 1753-1830.
Histoire Universelle, Ancienne Et Moderne 10 Volumes + Atlas By Tardieu
. 10 volumes + atlas. Alexis Eymery, Paris, 1821-1822; 307 - 575pp per volume; Paris, Alexis Eymery, 1821 - 1822.Some volumes unopened, interiors well preserved throughout. t.1. Histoire d'Egypte, d'Asie et de Perse 575pp. volume .2. Histoire de la Grèce, 616pp. volume 3. Histoire de Sicile, de Carthage et des Juifes, 501pp. volumes 4-6 Histoire Romaine 512,547, 542pp.volumes.7-10. Histoire du Bas-Empire.504, 431,545,306 pp + table alphabètique. ? Appeared originally as part of the author's "Abrege de l'histoire universelle, ancienne et moderne, a l'usage de la jeunesse". cf. Querard. COMPLETE SET WITH: TARDIEU : Atlas pour servir à l'Histoire Universelle de Mr. le Comte de Ségur. Partie Ancienne, Romaine et du Bas-Empire. Dirigé et gravé par Tardieu, avec le texte explicatif. In new half leather bindings with blue cloth covered boards, new title labels, the atlas has facsimiles of the original cover illustrations inlaid on front and back, the original boards of the atlas are added loosely. Atlas: Alexis Eymery, Paris, 1822, 23 pp. text and XX coloured plates, conditions of the plates fine.
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Book number: 031270
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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM,
The Plays
0. 1825. in Nine Volumes. EIGHT volumes only [of nine], London, William Pickering, Chancery Lane, 1825; approx. 3.1 ins x 1.7 ins; each volume c. 300 pp. with 33 copper-engraved plates, and a few wood-engraved circular vignettes; contemporary maroon morocco, spines panelled in gilt with raised bands, lettered in gilt with the titles of the plays within one of the panels. triple gilt rule to boards, all edges gilt; several plates slightly or marginally embrowned, a few more than the others, text clean; Volume I lacks general title (discarded by the binder); Volume III lacks the final leaf (the last two pages of "A Winter's Tale"), title-page of Vol.IX long ago mended with neat stitching; bindings a little rubbed at extremities, a little darkened, bottom corner of rear board of Volume III scratched; generally very attractive in its miniature morocco binding, though a little used, and internally clean, but missing Volume II as well as the one leaf of Volume III. Spielman 456. "The illustrated edition of the Pickering Shakespeare is rare in itself as only a small number of the sets was issued with the engraved frontispieces". He quotes Sheringham, writing in "The Connoisseur" [Nov. 1902]: "The plates of the Shakespeare in particular, 38 in number, were all lost, and the later copies of course are without them." The plates were engraved after Thomas Stothard - except for that of Puck, which is after Sir Joshua Reynolds' already celebrated painting.Since there are usually four plates in each of our volumes, we guess that our Volume IX, with only three plates, may be short of one plate.
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Book number: IS001078
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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM - WHITTINGTON PRESS
Sonnets
. Illustrated with wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. in three-quarter red morocco. The Acorn Press, 1982 One of an edition of 350 copies printed at the Whittington Press. Each sonnet is preceded by one of Weissenborn's fine coloured wood engravings. Weissenborn, a German-born artist, immigrated to England in 1939 and illustrated fifteen books for the Whittington Press. An exquisite edition The press printed this volume on loose sheets for the Acorn press and these were bound into full red leather by special order only at the time.( private press ).
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Book number: F0034
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 282.75 US$ 350.69 | JP¥ 37247]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Limited( Private Press )

 
SHERWOOD, MRS,
The Infant's Progress
0. 1821. from the Valley of Destruction to Everlasting Glory. Wellington, Houlston and Son, 1821; iv, 237 pp. with engraved frontispiece; contemporary half calf; worn, spine defective at head and tail, joints split, front board working loose. Scarce first edition.
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Book number: IS002293
GBP 36.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.75 US$ 50.5 | JP¥ 5364]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb Children's Books Juveniles the Pilgrim's Progress Relious Education Allegory Provincial Printing Houlston Wellington Printing

 
SIEBURG, FRIEDRICH
Hundertmal Gabriele
. Stuttgart, 1964; with 8 tonal drawings, reproduced in red; bound in publ. green cloth, title gilt; neat and near-fine in plain slipcase. LIMITED EDITION, numbered 57 of only 200 copies, and SIGNED by the author.
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Book number: 030389
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SLOVAR' -
Slovar' Russkogo Yazyka Xi-Xviivv. Volumes 1 - 30 and Some Supplements
. (Institut Russkogo yazyka AN SSSR / Institut russkogo yazyka im.V.V.Vinogradova RAN). Volumes 1 (A-B)-28 ) as published so far ; Ukazatel' istochnikov. Moskva, Nauka, 1975-2015, A good second-hand set. [V Slovare russkogo yazyka XI-XVIIvv. predstavleno okolo 60 tys. slov, naibolee upotrebitel'nykh v russkom yazyke togo vremeni. Eto slova iz oblasti sotsial'no-ekonomicheskikh otnoshenii, byta, sel'skogo khozyaistva, remesel, iskusstva i kul'tury - material'noi i dukhovnoi zhizni. Slovar' pomozhet prochitat' i perevesti teksty drevnerusskoi pis'mennosti, vyyavit' znachenie otdel'nykh slov, utochnit' znachenie terminov, uznat' vremya ikh poyavleniya v russkom yazyke. Otdel'noi knigoi izdaetsya Ukazatel' istochnikov Slovarya russkogo yazyka XI-XVIIvv. V nem v alfavitnom poryadke privodyatsya nazvaniya pamyatnikov pis'mennosti (i ikh sokrashcheniya),a osnove kotorykh sostavlen dannyi slovar'.] The set includes the Spravochnyi vypusk, 2001, 816pp. THIS IS THE FULL SET IN 30 VOLUMES PUBLISHED SO FAR , up to and including UBERECHISYA , We can record a standing order for future volumes, not many to follow now snce we started to supply volume 1 in 1975 We can record a standing order for THE REMAINING volumes.
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Book number: F1967-2
GBP 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 198 US$ 245.48 | JP¥ 26073]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Wim Meeuws Russian Linguistics Literature Dictionary Reference

 
THE SOUTH AFRICAN PHOTO-PUBLISHING COMPANY, CAPE TOWN
Photographs of South Africa, Comprising Representative Views of Its Cities, Streets, Churches, Parliament Houses, Public Buildings, Statues, Memorials, Houses
. Huts, Lighthouses, Harbours; its Diamond Mindes, Goldmines, Railways, Ships, Farms, Plantations; its Scenery, Rivers, Mountains, Karoo, Tropical Vegetation, Waterfalls, Social Life, Scenes on the " Veld," Natives, Besides a large number of Instantaneous Photographs shewing the everyday life of the People in the various States. Collected from Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Basutoland, Zululand, Swaziland Delagoa Bay, etc. The largest and most perfect Collection of Photographs of South Africa ever published. Each picture carefully and accurately described. With 100 plates with descriptive letter press; Cape Town, The South African Photo-Publishing Company , 1894, Sold by subscription only. Landscape format measuring 275 x 210 mm. the b/w photographs in yellow borders, printed single-sided with the explanations on separately inserted pages opposite. The photographers include J. Gribble, Fripp, Caney. Original full brown leather, the title gilt-embossed on the upper board (padded) This front also has the initials E.R. gilt embossed in the bottom right corner; spine with raised bands in gilt, all edges gilt; dedication in ink dated Oct. 1895 on blank page preceding half title, Binding with rubbed corners and spine edges and top and bottom, but all in all a fine copy, rare in this state.
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Book number: F2391
GBP 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 152.75 US$ 189.37 | JP¥ 20113]
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Keywords: South Africa Photography Photographs Zululand

 
SPALDING, J. W.
The Japan Expedition. Japan and Around the World
. An Account of Three Visits to the Japanese Empire with Sketches of Madeira, St. Helena, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Ceylon, Singapore, China, and Loo-Choo. New York: Redfield, 1855. First edition. With 8 tinted lithograph plates. 8vo, original blue cloth gilt. 377, 2 pp. Binding a bit soiled, some foxing to the plates and endpapers and occasionally to the text, front flyleaf torn, copyright page and Preface browned from a newspaper clipping. A good copy of a scarce book. Spalding served for two and a half years as commander's clerk on board the "Mississippi," the flagship of Matthew Perry's expedition to Japan, and his book gives a personal, first-hand account of the voyage. The plates depict two Japanese in traditional dress; a view of the Cape of Good Hope; a scene in Ceylon; a scene in Loo Choo (Korea) with inhabitants in typical dress; a view of a junk in China; a scene near Yedo; a view of Mount Fuji; and a view of the harbor at Dezima. The appendix includes sailing directions for several eastern ports. Not in Smith, "American Travellers Abroad." [ WB 4].
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Book number: F355-H
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 141.5 US$ 175.34 | JP¥ 18623]
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Keywords: Korea Japan Travel Rare Antiquarian Ceylon Madeira Cape of Good Hope Mauritius Singapore

 
SPEKE JOHN HANNING ,
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. With Map and Portraits, and Numerous Illustrations Chiefly from Drawings By Captain Grant.
Cutayar Africa Travel Rare. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 2nd edition. 1864. Very thick 8vo. XXXI, 658pp, frontispiece showing speke standing, plates. In a recent green cloth, while preserving some of the original binding, new title label with gilt lettering. Folding map in linen pocket at the rear, new dark green end papers. Solid copy .[ DR 6 ].
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Book number: F2562
GBP 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 164 US$ 203.4 | JP¥ 21603]
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ST. AMAND, GEORGE,
An Historical Essay
0. 1725. on the Legislative Power of England. Wherein the Origin of Both Houses of Parliament , their Ancient Constitution, and the Changes that have happened in the persons that compos'd them .. are related in a chronological order .. London, for Tho. Woodward, 1725; [viii], 198, [xviii], [iv] pp.; contemporary panelled calf, professionally rebacked with bands and simple blind ornament, maroon lettering-piece, antique-style endpapers; corners of boards split and rubbed, with slight loss, first gathering a little loose. A good copy of the first edition.
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Book number: IS002145
GBP 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 152.75 US$ 189.37 | JP¥ 20113]
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Keywords: Ianweb English History Constitutional History Political History Eighteenth Century Medieval Antiquarian Rare Bindings Legal History Law

 
STAEL-HOLSTEIN, A.L.G.NECKER, MME DE
Corinna
0. 1810. ossia L'Italia. Six volumes bound in three, Napoli, Angelo Trani, 1810; 6mo (c. 9 x 14 cm.); cont. half calf, spines gilt-ruled with ornament in blind, double red morocco labels; rubbed and worn, some headbands or tailbands a little chipped. An attractive set, each volume with the book-binder's ticket of Thomas Rigden of Dover [Ramsden, p. 140 (also half calf, gilt)], and the slightly later ownership entry on the title-pages "Frampton, Malta, 1828". 1810 was the notorious year in the author's life when her newly completed "De l'Allemagne", though passed by the Paris censor, was nevertheless seized and suppressed. This may possibly have have been the occasion for the Naples publisher to issue the romance "Corinne", which was first published in Italian in Firenze, in 1808.
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Book number: IS002177
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85 US$ 105.21 | JP¥ 11174]
Catalogue: Italian
Keywords: Ianweb Bindings Bookbinding History Italian Italy Romanticism European History French Literature Woman Writers Napoleonic Era Antiquarian Rare Italian Translations

 
STANLEY, HENRY,
In Darkest Africa Or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. Third Edition. 2 Volumes
. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1890. XV,529; XV,472pp. 8vo, 3 folding mapS (2 with small repaired tears, ); 15 plates and 150 woodcut illus. in the text; some light spotting to first and last few pages. A very good set in the original pictorial red cloth gilt, gray and black embossed binding , solid set, colopurs of binding well preserved, top/bottom spines bent with small creases, corners sl. worn.
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Book number: F2456KI
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Keywords: Africa Travel Rare

 
SWIFT, JONATHAN, AND OTHERS,
The Examiners
0. for the Year 1711. To which is prefix'd A Letter to the Examiner. London .. for John Morphew .. and A.Dodd.. 1712; xvi, 306pp. [12 pp.] index, [2 pp.] adverts; 12mo; contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, red leather lettering-piece; binding used and worn, front hinge split but firmly held on the strings, splits in rear hinge, trace of older tape along inner margin of front paste-down, early name - "Edwart Jones, Bafonwen" at top of rear free endpaper. "The Examiner" included contributions by Swift, who took over the editorship. According to Hawkesworth, in Volume VII of his 1760 edition of Swift's Works, Swift's own contributions were Nos 13 - 44. This volume reprinted the periodical in a handy form for contemporary readers, and provides the modern reader with part of the context of Swift's papers. As the printer writes: "It is conceived, That altho' these Papers were writ for the Public Service, upon Incidents, as they daily happened; yet in them are treated several Subjects, which may be of general and lasting Use. Neither perhaps will Posterity be unwilling to see several Observations made, and Facts related, concerning the late Disposition of Affairs, which they will probably meet nowhere else ..".
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Book number: IS002059
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Catalogue: Politics
Keywords: Ianweb 18th Century English Literature Eighteenth Century English Literature Politics Political History Political Pamphlets Antiquarian Rare Bindings Swift English History Political Journalism

 
SWIFT JONATHAN,
The Works,
0. 1760. Accurately Revised in Twelve Volumes, Adorned with Copper-Plates. With Some Account of the Author's Life, and Notes, Historical and Explanatory by John Hawksworth. 12 volumes, London, Printed for C. Bathurst, C. Hitch .. 1760; contemporary (probably publisher's original) calf, spine with raised bands and simple gilt rules, gilt numbering; slight silver-fish damage to the corners of approx. five endpapers and the extreme outer corner of first two leaves of Volume IX. An excellent set , though further volumes were published. The title-pages are printed in red and black, and there are fine plates by and after J.C.Müller in Volume I, engraved maps to "Gulliver", and four pages of engraved music at the end of Volume VII. The bindings are almost immaculate. There is no obvious sign that there were ever lettering pieces in the upper compartments, though it's possible that there were.
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Book number: IS002134TRAVE
GBP 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 508.75 US$ 631.23 | JP¥ 67044]
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TAYLOR, TOM, (ED.),
Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon,
0. 1853. Historical Painter, from his Autobiography and Journals. Second Edition. Three volumes, London, 1853; xvi, 419, viii, 407, viii, 419 pp. AN EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY with scores of plates from Victorian and earlier sources, mostly portraits; bound by Riviere & Son in early 20th century brown half morocco over cloth boards, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands,exremities a little rubbed; plates to Volumes I and II damp-stained, mostly in the margins (see below), a few light marginal pencil marks. Today Haydon is better remembered for his remarkable diary and tragic end than for the historical painting he tried desperately to promulgate. His writings are replete with anecdotes, of contemporaries, artistic and others, records of encounters and friendships, and trenchant, if controversial, criticisms and judgements (a large number of the people referred to or portrayed are illustrated through the plates that have been added by the binder). Many of the plates added to the first two volumes damp-stained but mostly in the margins: many of the plates were window-mounted, and it is then ususally only the mounts that display marks; the text in these volumes is not stained, though it is very slightly rippled at the outer edge. Volume III is unaffected by stains. The plates comprising the extra illustrations are the usual mixture for the time of binding of mostly steel-engraved, or copper-engraved, portraits and views, usually relating to the text opposite which they are bound in, some common, some scarce. They would be hard to assemble nowadays.
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Book number: IS002118
GBP 165.00 [Appr.: EURO 186.5 US$ 231.45 | JP¥ 24583]
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Keywords: Ianweb Art History Extra-Illustrated Books Grangerised Books Portraits Autobiographies 19th Century Romanticism Antiquarian Riviere Bindings

 
TAYLOR, MICHEAL & BROCARD SEWELL
Saint Dominic's Press. A Bibliography 1916-1937. With a Memoir By Susan Falkner, an Introduction By Brocard Sewell, a Preface By Michael Taylor, and an Appendix By Adrian Cunningham.
. Lower Marston, Risbury, Whittington Press, 1995, Small quarto. [VIII]180 pp. With 24 plates./facsimiles. (mostly tipped-in). Indexes. the total edition was 400 copies, this is number 48 of the 100 copies bound in quarter Oasis and brown paper covered printed boards.27x20cm, The tipped-in facsimile specimen pages are from St Dominic's press items, plus colour and b/w photographic plates, and an introduction by Susan Falkner, Hilary Pepler's daughter. with a printed device on the front cover and gilt title to spine, with a separate portfolio of specimen pages from St Dominic's press books in quarter bound in russet cloth with brown paper over boards, plus a separate facsimile copy of 'Daisy and Marguerite' in quarter bound in grey cloth and grey paper covered boards i, all in a brown paper-covered slipcase with cloth to top and bottom edges. Taylor and Sewell's most comprehensive bibliography of the St Dominic's Press, with a generous provision of specimen pages together with copious additional material in this lavish special edition as noted above. The specimen pages in the book are facsimiles, however they are letterpress rather than photolitho reproductions, printed with type reset by the Whittington Press. In contrast, the portofolio specimen pages are original leaves printed at St Dominic's Press. This copy contains two items in the Portfolio: four pages from 'Horae Beatae Virginis' and a leaf from 'Lectiones ad Matutinam' - a label inside the front cover of the portfolio notes that only 'about half' of the special edition copies contain the latter item. A wonderful immaculate cop in slipcase( private press ).
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Book number: F2955
GBP 310.00 [Appr.: EURO 350.5 US$ 434.85 | JP¥ 46186]
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TEMPLE, SIR WILLIAM.
Observations Upon the United Provinces of the Netherlands. The Seventh Edition, Corrected and Augmented.
. By Sir William Temple of Shene in the County of Surrey, Baronet, Ambassador at the Hague and at Aixla-Chapelle, in the Year 1668 London, Printed for Jacob Tonson .. and Awnsham and John Churchill .. 1705. [16], 279pp. original panelled calf boards rebound into new calf, title label on spine, 7th edition corrected and Augmented, but following the definitive text of the second edition of 1673. Title and imprint within double line border. some marginal wormholing to initial 35 pp. not affecting the text. ? Temple arranged the marriage of the Prince of Orange and Princess Mary of England and negotiated the Triple Alliance of 1668 [DR 1 ].
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Book number: F1050
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85 US$ 105.21 | JP¥ 11174]
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Keywords: Rare Dutch History Netherlands

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