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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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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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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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VETUS TESTAMENTUM
He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hebdomekonta = Vetus Testamentum Ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum : Juxta Exemplar Vaticanum Ex Editione Holmesii Et Lamberti Bos. Editio Nova
. Londini : In ædibus Valpianis. Venit apud Longman et soc.; Baldwin et soc.; Whittaker et soc.. [& 4 other firms], [1829?] [3] 908pp. COPAC DESCRIBES AS FOLLOWS: An edition of the Sixtine text [originally published Rome, 1587], reprinted apparently from the editions of L. Bos [publ. Franequerae, 1709] and Holmes-Parsons [publ. Oxonii, 1798-1827]. The title is not dated. Horne and others give the date as 1819; if this is correct, the editor .. cannot have used more than the first two volumes of the Holmes-Parsons edition, since the third appeared in 1823 .. The book seems to have been reissued more than once, and certainly some copies are later than 1819" (D. & M.) Reference: Darlow & Moule 4791. The first 6 words of the title are in Greek script. This issue included advertisement for the Classical Journal for June 1829, as "just published", so probably was published in that year. Contents: p. [i]-iv, title-page and list of books; p. [1]-905, Greek text (printed in 2 columns, without notes);, the advertisements, pp. 907-908 are missing. Other Names: Bos, Lambert, 1670-1717, Holmes, Robert, 1748-1805. In full red calf leather binding, finely gilt-decorated on spine and boards. Gilt edges all around. 4 lines written in ink on f.e.p. and one line on last blank. First 4 pp. foxed, leather of the corners and top/bottom spine rubbed. Altogether a fine copy of this rare edition. Our copy: [4] 905pp. lacks the 2 pages with adverts, [ DL I/3 ].
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THOMSEN, VILHELM,
The Relations between Ancient Russia
0. 1877. and Scandinavia, and the Origin of the Russian State. Three Lectures delivered at the Taylor Institution, Oxford, in May, 1876 .. Oxford and London, 1877; viii, 150, [ii blank], 16pp. publisher's list; publisher's cloth boards, dec. in black; lacking spine, cont. ownership entry "W.R Morfill" [?] and "to F.A. Dale" on half-title. Rare.
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THOMSON, THOMAS,
An Attempt to Establish
0. 1825. the First Principles of Chemistry by Experiment. Volume I [only, of two]. London, 1825; iii - xxiv, 478 pp.; contemporary half calf, spine very worn, hinges split but sewing firm; a two or three contemporary pencil marginalia in the earlier pages. Volume One only, of two. Lacking the half-title.
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TOTTENHAM, GEORGE L.,
Charlie Villars at Cambridge.
0. 1868. In Two Volumes. London, 1868; viii, 316, 348, [16pp. publisher's catalogue]; publisher's reddish-brown boards, dark blue-green endpapers; bindings rubbed, spines somewhat fingered, head and tailbands rubbed and partly missing, title pages slightly foxed; Volume I: splits in joints, and a horizontal split, without further loss, in spine, corners worn, stitching loose, inner hinges split; Volume II: head and tailbands as described, inner hinges split, but corners less worn and generally firm. First Edition. A rare novel of life - largely undergaraduate life - at Cambridge in the 1860s.
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TREVELYAN, HERBERT,,
Snatches from Oblivion. ,
0. 1827. Being the Remains of the Late Herbert Trevelyan Esq. edited by Piers Shafton Gent. London, Hurst, Chance & Co. 1827. xviii, 256pp. with engraved title-page and six plates; contemporary chocolate-coloured diced calf, spine richly gilt, gilt border to boards ("Wilson. 88 Royal Exchange"); the etched plates spotted and embrowned, one gathering (F5/pp. 105-108) detached but present; The "Introductory Sketch" has been misbound before the "Advertisement" and "List of Contents". A very rare collection of poems, stories, and sketches. We assume Plate I is the engraved title-page; Plate V is bound at the beginning as frontispiece. In checking the dates of the the artist, Robert Seymour, (1798-1836 ) we found that this work is attributed in Thieme/Becker's Lexicon of Artists to "Beck"; certainly the author's and ediitor's names appear to be a smokescreen. The binder's ticket on the front pastedown read "Wilson. 88 Royal Exchange. London. Books Maps &c. for exportation". Ramsden, "London Bookbinders" (1956) lists this [John] Wilson at page 151, taking Willson's second business address, from London Directories. In several ways a very rare book.
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VALENTINE, THOMAS (1586-1665), AND HENRY PARSLEY
A Sermon Preached to the Honorable House of Commons; at Their Late Solemne Fast, December, 28.
. Wherein is described 1. The church her patience: 2. Her hope. In the exercise of both which graces, she is enabled to waite upon God in the way of his judgements: in which divers cases are propounded and resolved. That the soul sick of love, doth with more difficulty endure the absence of Christ, then the present evils of this world. By Thomas Valentine, Rector of Chalfont in Buckinghamshire. Published by order of that House London : printed for Samuel Man, dwelling at the Swan in S. Pauls Chureh-yard [sic], 1643. [2], 50pp. ; AND Tvvo sermons preached: one before the Right Honorable House of Lords, on their publick fast, May 26. 1647. The other, before the Honorable House of Commons, on their publick fast, in Margarets Church in Westminster, Septemb. 29. 1647. By Thomas Valentine one of the Assembly of Divines, and minister in Chalfort in the county of Bucks London : Printed by M S. for John Rothwell at the Sun and Fountain in Pauls Church-yard, 1647. [2], 22pp. ; AND Christs counsell to poore and naked soules : that they might bee well furnished with pure gold, and richly clad with white raiment : delivered in a sermon before the honourable House of Commons at their publique fast, in Margarets church in Westminster, Septemb. 29, 1647 / by Thomas Valentine . London : Printed for Iohn Rothwell .at the sun and Fountaine in Pauls Church-yard, 1647. [4], 22 p. AND A sermon preached at the funeral of Mr. Tho. Whitchurch . October the 15th. 1691. at Chalfont St. Peter's. By Henry Parsley, A.M. rector of Hodgerley, in the county of Bucks London : printed by W. and J. Wilde, for G. Conyers in Little-Britain, 1692. [4], London : printed by W. and J. Wilde, for G. Conyers in Little-Britain, 1692. [4], 28 p. With initial imprimatur leaf signed: Ra. Barker.; and dated: Augusti 11 mo. 1692. [see: Wing (2nd ed.) P559C ] Texts browned, discoloured, top right hand corner of the 2nd sermon missing, partly affecting the S at the end of the tile Sermons,2 small holes bottom pp 1/2 and of this same sermon bottom corner of pp 7/8 missing, sl. aff. the text . Bound together in various sizes in quarter leather and marbled paper covered boards, gilt title on the spine reads:Sermons by Valentine & Parsley of Chalfont 1643-92[DR1].
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VIVAR, JERONIMO DE(B.1524/1525)
Cronica Y Relacion Copiosa Y Verdadera de Los Reynos de Chile.
. [Manuscript attributed to Juan de Cardenas y Criada, secretary of General Pedro de Valdivia]. Facsimile reproduction of original 18th century manuscript in the Newberry Library,Chicago, with a modern transcription by Irving Albert Leonard and Guillermo Feliu Cruz. Vol. 2 [all published]. SANTIAGO DE CHILE : Fondo Historico y Bibliografico Jose Toribio Medina, 1966, Facsimile with the transcription on facing pages. Folio; 4 p. l. 232pp. {original texts and the transcription pages have the same page numbers ). 16 b/w plates lettered A-P, 2 colour plates 39cm. 1 v. ill. : coat of arms, facsims. maps, col. plates, ports. wrappers. Una de las primeras crónicas que se escribieron sobre la conquista de Chile fue la de un soldado desconocido llamado Gerónimo de Vivar, que según el historiador Diego Barros Arana habría sido un seudónimo de Juan de Cardeña. Lo cierto es que acompañó a Valdivia en su expedición a Chile, redactando una detallada crónica sobre la misma y los primeros quince años de la Conquista. Sin embargo, y a pesar de ser citada por varios cronistas posteriores como el sacerdote jesuita Diego de Rosales, la Crónica y relación copiosa y verdadera de los reinos de Chile, terminada en 1558, sólo fue encontrada a mediados del siglo XX, siendo publicada por el Fondo Histórico y Bibliográfico José Toribio Medina en 1966 en una edición facsimilar paleografiada. Presentamos a continuación dicha edición. Temas relacionados: La familia mapuche (1536-1900) La cultura del vino en Chile Cronistas del siglo XVI Inés de Suárez (1507-1580) La Guerra de Arauco (1550-1656) Pedro de ldivia (ca. 1500-1553) La infancia en el período colonial Concepción colonial Transformación urbana en el Chile colonial (1541-1810) OCLC 29144270; 1469818. [ Chile Latin America South America History ] .HEAVY LARGE FOLIO SIZED VOLUME, cheap, but postage abroad substantial, ABE's rates not valid. example: to the Americas cost of postage would be GBP 29.85.
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WEBER, J.C.,
Die Alpenpflanzen
0. Deutschlands und der Schweiz in colorierten Abbildungen nach der Natur und in natuerlicher Groesse mit einem erlaeuterndem Text. III. Band. Muenchen, Christian Kaiser, n.d. [c. 1860]; c. 12 x 8.8.cm.; 12, 8 pp. with 108 hand-coloured plates of Alpine flowers in their actual size; publisher's green bevelled fine-grained cloth, front board gilt to an Alpine-floral design, spine ornamented in gilt; neat contemporary signature - "Ellen E. Swale 1861" - on front free endpaper, plates 67 and 68 detached and both a little discoloured and worn in extreme margins. A very good copy of this single volume of a series of four volumes in all, with delicately and meticulously hand-coloured lithographs. Now scarce.
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WILKES, WETENHALL,
A Letter of Genteel and Moral Advice
0. 1766. to a Young Lady: being a System of RULES and INFORMATIONS; digested into a new and familiar Method to qualify the FAIR SEX to be useful, and happy in every Scene of Life. The EIGHTH EDITION, carefully Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged by the AUTHOR. London, Printed for L.Hawes, C.Clarke, and R.Collins in Pater-Noster Row, 1766; [viii], 223pp. with engraved frontisp. (by Isaac Taylor); contemp. calf, raised bands with simple gilt rule and black leather lettering-piece, simple gilt rule to boards; top strip cut from half-title, about 40 pages lightly stained in the middle from flowers being pressed there - not preventing legibility, small hole in p.45/46 with loss of two letters. Scarce. The choice of this small book to press flowers in suggests it may have been the only book permitted in a young owner's pocket or bag on some afternoon's excursion centuries ago - or else that the content of the book was felt by her to be far heavier than its physical weight. Judging from its several editions Wilkes' views on female education and the role of women were widely circulated, but copies of his book are rare.
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Book number: IS00499
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WITTE, E. DE,
Description Des Antiquites
0. 1836. et objets d'Art qui composent le Cabinet de Feu M, le Chevalier E. Durand. Paris, Firmin Didot freres, Fevrier, 1836; [iv], iv, 544, [ii]pp. with 104 figures on five plates; contemporary coffee-coloured calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, black leather lettering-piece, richly marbled endpapers and edges; light split along part of rear hinge, but binding firm. A very good copy in a strong but attractive contemporary binding of this rare and important descriptive catalogue. The largest section, comprising 1473 items, is of painted vases, mostly Greek, some described in great detail. There are a few neat marginal ink annotations of prices realised, and two very small, but delightful book-plates on the front paste-down, one in red morocco showing an owl and the Greek letters alpha and omega, the other, printed on paper and still miniature, with the name Beguin.
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Book number: IS002289
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WOLFF, ANDREAS
Een Boekverkoper in St Petersburg Omstreeks 1860 : Over Mijn Grootvader.
. [ =Translated from the German into Dutch by Wim A Meeuws ] Oxford, Mouette Press, 1969, 20pp. stiff wrappers . one of a limited edition of 376 copies, this is number 258( private press ).
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GOETHE JOHANN WOLFGANG VON
Das Römische Carneval
. München, O. C. Recht-Verlag, n.d. (around 1920) Facsimile of the edition Weimar and Gotha (in Commission bey Carl Wilhelm Ettinger) 1789. With Title vignette by J.H. Lips and 20 hand coloured plates after the coloured copper engravings of Georg Melchior Kraus after drawings by Goethe und Johann Georg Schütz.This text was later included in <> and was published in a special edition at the Easter Fair 1789 - IBA 1982, see: Sarkowski2 605 (Ausgabe Leipzig 1966). Printed in offset by H.F. Jütte , hand colouring by Georg Schauer.This is number 473 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. red paper coverd boards with title labels pasted to spine and front board. binding worn at the edges, very occ. foxing in margins of the text. [ST].
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ZIMMERN, HELEN
The Epic of Kings Stories Retold from Firdusi .
. T. Fisher Unwin, 1882 folio, With two etchings by L.Alma Tadema, one of which is the frontispiece and a prefatory poem by Edmund W. Gosse. In cream cloth binding decorated with blue centre panel bordered by brown frame embossed onto cream cloth front cover, with titling and gilt and red floral decorations in gilt, bevelled edges. Persian lettering in the centre of the blue panel. Woodcut chapter initials and vignettes to chapter endings. Also gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. The binding is soiled and the bottom and top of the spine bent. Text in fine condition, large paper edition. [ Abu- al-Qa-sem H.asan ibn Ali- Ferdowsi- ] postage for 3.5 KG.
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ZINOVIEV, A.,
Non-Standard Logic and Its Applications (Several Lectures in Oxford)
. The Oxford Lectures No. 1. Oxford, 1983; the original 36 typewritten single-sided pages by the author with his handwritten corrections and a handwritten confirmation written from his address in Munich to state that he has given the copyright to Willem Meeuws. with his signature in Cyrillic and transcribed and dated 7 May 1979. In the original brown envelope addressed to the address of the publisher at Holdan Books Ltd in Oxford. Address of the author on the rear of this envelope. Zinoviev gave these lectures in Oxford at the time, but was so bored otherwise that he was utterly delighted to find our Russian department and staff in North Parade Avenue. He spent most of his free time with us. [DL 1/3].
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ZINZENDORFF, GRAF LUDWIG VON
Inhalt
0. 1743. [.. Reden ..][ Flensburg & Altona, c.1743 ?]; [x], 235pp.; WITH: Des Grafen von Zinzendorff Inhalt derjenigen Reden, welche zu Berlin vom 1ten Januar. 1738 bis 27ten Aprilis in denen Abend-Stunden sonderlich fuer die Mannspersonen gehalten worden. 3. Aufl. Flensburg & Altona, 1743; [viii], 342pp.; two volumes bound in one, early 19th. century marbled boards, black paper label with gilt lettering; worn, spine neatly repared at front hinge, vertical crease along centre of spine, edges worn, light brown stain running up to half the length of some outer margins, mostly in the first work, early ink entries, apparently prayers, on verso of final blank. The first work, dedicated to 'Ihro Majestaet, die Koenigin von Preussen' , lacks its title-page. After the Dedication, ending 'Ludwig von Z|inzendorff', and Foreword, dated 7th June 1738, from Marienborn, the contents begin under the general heading: 'Inhalt der Zwoelf Reden ueber das Gebet des Herrn'. These twelve sermons are followed on page147 by 'Der Inhalt noch zehen anderer Reden'. Thus the two volumes, together covering Zinzendorff's speeches in Berlin in early 1738, would appear to belong together and to have been issued together. This would make the first work also a third, or later, edition.
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