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THE GRAPHIC: AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY NEWSPAPER; JULY - DECEMBER 1888
July - December 1888
. folio sized volume, text loose, binding rather worn. a heavy tome, ask for postal quote before ordering please.
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Book number: F1296
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Graphic Art Newspapers

 
ALBERS, J.,
Poems and Drawings / Gedichte Und Zeichnungen.
. New York, 1961; oblong 8vo; unnumbered pages, texts and plates, bound concertina- style; illus. wrps with printed plastic foil wraparound. Presentation copy from the publisher of this, the second edition, with his inscription on the front free e.p.: -- a peaceful Christmas 1973 to Burry from the Wittenborns -- over an abstract design which appears to be either a lithograph not included in ordinary copies, or else an original drawing. [ Dr - M ].
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Book number: 015049
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.5 US$ 59.33 | JP¥ 6735]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists2 Signaturebook Rare Books Art German Literature English Literature

 
IGNACIO HERRERO DE COLLANTES (MARQUÉS DE ALEDO)
Colección Marques de Aledo . Volumes 1 and 2
. I: Santillana Der Mar. Notas de arte. Main text transl. by A. de Calleja; preface by R.Leon, transl. by B.Malley, Madrid, 1929.; folio (12.8 x 10 in); x + 75pp (+ plates); rectos printed in dual-language double column (French/English opposite the Spanish text; no title page, illustrated with 52 tissued photographic plates, plus decorations; bound in publ. paper-covered card wrappers (large semi-armorial design on front cover); covers v.sl rippled & dust-soiled spine ends frayed (fr. joint), verso of flyleaf inscribed with a dedication by the Marques de Aledo to Sir Ivo Mallet. interior is very good. Printed on fine hand made gvarro Ingres paper // II: Alejandro. Collantes Teran (text) Fotografias de Ignacio Herrero de Collantes (Marqués de Aledo). Sevilla. Notas De Arte. Madrid, 1932.; folio (12.8 x 10 in); [2] + 250 pp; rectos printed in dual-language double column (French /English), and on opposite pages in Spanish; illustrated with 54 photographic plates, plus decorations; bound in publ. paper-covered card wrappers (large heraldic design on fr. cover); covers sl. soiled near extremities, small splits near spine ends, Handwritten Dedication by the Marques de Aledo to Sir Mallet [ Lord Mallet ] dated 15-1-1955 on verso of flyleaf, the interior is very good. One of an edition of 1000 copies only. Sir (William) Ivo Mallet GBE KCMG (7 April 1900 - 7 December 1988), British diplomat, ambassador to Yugoslavia and Spain.
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Book number: 030894
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Keywords: Wim Meeuws Spanish Sevilla Spain Aledo

 
ANON.
Mitteilungen Der Zurischen Gesellshaft
0. 1842. fur vaterlandische Altertumer VI.: Die Stiftung des Klosters Kappel und das Geschlecht der Freiherren von Eschenbach. [Zurich,] gedruckt bei J.J.Ulrich, 1842; 4to; 8pp. with engraved plate, and large folding coloured lithograph; publisher's printed wrappers, printed within a decorative border; scattered light foxing and slight water-stain to lower margin of text and of the plain plate. A monograph on the 12th Century Cistercian monastery at Kappel, but primarily on its contemporary and later connections with the von Eschenbachs and the vicissitudes of that family, including under the names of Schnabelburg or Schwarzenberg. The uncoloured plate is a copper-engraved view of the church by Hegi, The folding lithograph, finely coloured by hand, illustrates the first page of this monograph, according to which the early medieval church was originally famous for its over 60 stained or painted glass windows, though only six survived to the time of this publication. The plate shows all nine panels of a single window, at its centre the Crucifixion.
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Book number: IS002335
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb German Switzerland Swiss History Cistercians Eschenbach Family Stained Glass Medieval History Medieval Stained Glass Zuerich Zurich Rare Antiquarian Art History German History

 
ANON.
La Natura Morta Italiana
0. 1964. Cataloga della Mostra. Napoli - Zurigo - Rotterdam ottobre 1964 - marzo 1965. Napoli - Palazzo Reale - ottobre - novembre 1964. Milano, 1964; 158, [ii], pp. 371 half-page b.& w. photographic illustrations, with 12 colour plates; publisher's illustrated fold-over wrappers; cont. owner's entry on front fly, very minimal spots.
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Book number: IS00765
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Catalogue: Italian
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Italian Art History Still Life Painting 17th Century Eighteenth Century18th Centuru Eighteenth Century

 
ANSELL, ROBERT ( COMPILED & EDITED BY )
The Exhibition Catalogues of Austin Osman Spare ( 1886 - 1956 ). A Handbook for Collectors.
. Fulgur Limited, 2012. Limited to 700 copies only. New hardback. 318pp. with eighty colour plates. B/W frontisportrait. Bblack cloth binding , with illustrated endpapers. Illustrated dust jacket in colour. the Total Edition was limited to 796 copies, the publisher describes: During the course of his creative life, Spare produced more than two thousand drawings, watercolors and pastels. His exhibitions ranged from the fashionable West End of Edwardian London, to the earthy taverns of post-War Southwark. This volume gathers together his very rare exhibition catalogues: from his first show at the Bruton Galleries in 1907, to his last at the Archer Gallery in 1955. These facsimiles present a wealth of scarce information, including: I. Commentaries by Austin Spare. II. Essays from Kenneth Grant, Dennis Bardens, Grace E. Rogers, John Smith, Oswell Blakeston, G.S. Sandilands and others. III. Lists of pictures exhibited, each with a catalogue number, often with prices. IV. The dates and locations for his shows. These exhibition catalogues are illustrated with 80 pages of color plates, carefully selected to represent the evolution of Spare’s work between 1902-1956, and the various styles he moved through during this period. The original catalogues are also augmented with an introduction by Robert Ansell, and several useful appendices, including: 1. Signatures and Monograms of the artist, 1902-1956. 2. Notes on Framing by Austin O. Spare (1947). 3. Inventory of Pictures remaining at 5 Wynne Road, 1956. 4. Decorated Objects. 5. Exhibition invitation cards. 6. The Guinea exhibition (1932). With a comprehensive index, listing alphabetically more than 2000 picture titles of Spare’s work 1907-1955.
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Book number: F1309-F
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Art Collecting Occult

 
APCHINSKAYA, N.
Mark Shagal. Grafika.
. Risunki, guashi, akvareli, pasteli. Summary and catalogue in English. 223 pp. portrait of Chagal on frontispiece, with many b/w and coloured illustr. throughout the book, some of which are full page , b/w photographs of the artist; hardback in fine d/ j. (folio size), "Sov. khudozhnik", M. 1990.
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Book number: R71636
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Keywords: Weblists2 Russian Art Thornslav Shagal Russian Avant-Garde Graphic Arts

 
APPEL, ROLF
Das Richtehaus. Eine Gleichnishafte Erzählung
1967. Mit 5 Originalradierungen von Ute Schreiber. 250 x 215 mm. in blockbook binding [Hamburg 1967].27pp. One of an edition of just 15 copies 5 original etchings by Ute Schreiber.On the halftitle: . Max Tau, "dem Baumeister einer brüderlichen Welt" zum 70. Geburtstag gewidmet. This copy is signed by 9 contributors (?) like Kurt Lehmann, Rolf Appel and Max Tau and his wife Tove.Max Tau dated this copy below the signatures Oslo 18. Januar 1967. Cover sl. spotted and darkened, the text towards the edges. Obviously extremely rare.
¶ Max Tau was a German-Norwegian writer, editor, and publisher noted for his contribution to promoting literary exchange between Germany and Norway, especially in the context of reconciliation after World War II. He was the first person who was awarded the peace prize of the German Booksellers Association in 1950( private press ).
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Book number: F2107SM
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Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Limited Art Signed Rare Bibliophile

 
AUGUSTINE, SAINT, BISHOP OF HIPPO
Single Leaf Sermo Li, First and 2nd Page
. Basel : Johann Amerbach, 1494-95. With old marginal annotations in ink, one edge fayed without loss of text, Image available.
¶ Augustine of was Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria), Latin philosopher and theologian from Roman Africa and generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. Johann Amerbach (b. c. 1440 in Amorbach, Germany; d. 25 December 1513 in Basel, Switzerland) , celebrated printer in Basel in the 15th century. He was the first printer in Basel to use the Roman type instead of Gothic and Italian; he spared no expense in his art.
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Book number: F2952
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.5 US$ 125.26 | JP¥ 14219]
Catalogue: Theology
Keywords: Rare Incunable Theology

 
AUSTER, PAUL,
The Art of Hunger
0. 1982. and other Essays. London, The Menard Press, 1982; 96pp.; publisher's glazed printed wrappers; small owner's name written neatly at top of title-page. A good copy of the first edition.
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Book number: IS002281
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Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: Ianweb First Editions Modernism Modern Literature American Literature Essays Rare

 
BAWDEN, EDWARD,
Life in an English Village.
0. 1949. Sixteen lithographs by Edward Bawden with an Introductory Essay by Noel Carrington [The King Penguin Books 51]. Harmondsworth, 1949; 32 pp. of text, including six full-page black and white illustrations, and with 16 colour lithographic illustrations printed on both sides of the page; publisher's decorative paper-covered boards to a design of oak leaves [possibly also by Bawden]; the front free endpaper has been neatly removed, otherwise a very good copy. The coloured plates do not reproduce drawings but were drawn by the artist directly on to the lithographic zinc plates.
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Book number: IS002080
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Keywords: Ianweb Edward Bawden Original Lithographs Illustrated Books Social History Rural Life Village Life 20th Century British Art King Penguins King Penguin Books First Editions

 
BAYANI, MANIJEH AND ANNA CONTADINI
The Decorated Word. Qur'ans of the 17th to 19th Century Part One
. ( the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic art volume 4 ). this volume contains entries on 75 items. Part one covers Ottoman, Iranian and Indian Qur'ans and includes material from China and North and East Africa. 35.5x25.5cm hardcover in slipcase still in sshrink wrap. ? The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art contains the largest and most comprehensive range of Quranic material in private hands. These holdings cover the entire history of Quran production from the 7th to the 20th century, and include examples from centres as far apart as Spain and India. This volume is the last of four dedicated to the Qurans in the collection, and covers the period 1700-1900 and items from Islamic Africa, Ottoman Turkey, Iran, India and the Far East. [ DL - III/5 ]. (ISBN: 139780197276) .
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Book number: 016041
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Keywords: Weblists Art Islam Byzantium Byzantine Muslim Ottoman 139780197276

 
BETJEMAN, JOHN AND GEOFFREY TAYLOR (EDS),
English Scottish and Welsh Landscape
0. 1945. 1700 - c.1860. With Original Lithographs by John Piper [New Excursions into English Poetry]. London, Frederick Muller, 1945 (second impression); c. 21 x 14 cm.; 121 pp.; with 12 full-page original lithographs in colour by John Piper; publisher's illustrated boards to a further double-page John Piper design; extremities a little rubbed, minimal spots to endpapers, date and names at top of front free endpaper. The inscription on the front endpaper reads "Richard 21-2-46 Margaret" [Strachey].
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Book number: IS002295
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Keywords: Ianweb Poetry Art John Piper Lithographs Illustrated Books

 
BLAKE, WILLIAM,
Songs of Innocence
1954. The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, no date [1954]; 31 colour-printed plates, 5 letterpress pages; original orange morocco, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g.; spine minimally spotted and faded, without the slip-case. The fine Trianon Press facsimile of one of the earliest copies to be coloured and issued by the artist [c. 1790-1794], from the Lessing J. Rosenwald copy, now in the Library of Congress. One of the 800 copies for distribution in the U.S.A. with the American distributor's notice stuck over the imprint [the edition comprised 1626 copies in all].
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Book number: IS001093
GBP 105.00 [Appr.: EURO 117.5 US$ 138.45 | JP¥ 15716]
Keywords: Ianweb Romanticism Art History Illustrated Books Children's Books English Literature Poetry Facsimile Edions Facsimiles Limited Editions Bibliophile Rare

 
CANTIMORI, DELIO,
Italienische Haeretiker
0. 1949. der Spaetrenaissance. Deutsch von Werner Kaegi. Basel, 1949; xiv, 509 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's cloth; spine slightly faded, corners of boards and of a few pages minimally bumped. The first edition in German, prepared in 1942 but not published until after the war. An fine association copy, bearing in the top margin of the title page a warm signed inscription in Italian by the the author to the late Professor Edgar Wind (1900 - 1971), Oxford Professor of the History of Art, celebrating the renewal of their old friendship: " a Edgar Wind con antica e felicemente rinnovata amicizia il suo D. Cantimori. Roma 1950".
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Book number: IS002119
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Catalogue: Italian
Keywords: Ianweb Association Copies Signed Books German Italian History Religion Renaissance Reformation Theology

 
CHAGALL, KANDINSKY, MALEWITSCH
Chagall, Kandinsky, Malewitsch Und Die Russische Avantgarde
. Hamburger Kunsthalle. Kunsthaus Zuerich, 1998; 287pp. bound, profusely illustrated, quarto, d/j. Artists: Mark Chagall, Alexandra Exter, Pavel Filonov, Nataliya Gontcharova, Vasilii Kandinskii, Ivan Klyun, Mikhail Larionov, Vladimir Lebedev, Aristarkh Lentulov, Kazimir Malevich, Il'ya Mas hkov, Lyubov' Popova, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Ol'ga Rozanova, Vladislav Strsheminski, Vladimir Tatlin. Authors: Ch.Heinrich, E.Petrova, Andrei Belyi, Nikolai Punin, Kazimir Malevich, original documents - protocols, manifests etc. Texts in German. [ DL - 2 ].
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Book number: 091851
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Keywords: Wim Meeuws Russian Art Avant-Garde

 
CHAGALL, MARC
Exposition Marc Chagall, Japon 1963
. Catalog of an exhibition held at Kokuritsu Seiyo, Bijutsukan, etc. Oct. 1-Dec. 10, 1963.Text in Japanese with captions also in French.With many b/w illustrations and plates in full colours. port; 24 x 26 cm.Kyoto, Japan: Musee Municipal de Kyoto, 1963. Tan wraps, red illustrated wrappers joined at the spine, orange carton slipcase with title label. 188 pp.With a chronology, a catalogue of works. Introduction by Jean Cassou.
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Book number: TAM094-G
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Keywords: Loft All Art

 
CHASTEL, ANDRE
Typed Letter, a-5, Dated 8 Decembre 1976 to Professor Jean Seznec.
. On notepaper headed College de France. Signed in ink. André Chastel (15 November 1912, Paris - 18 July 1990, Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French art historian, author of an important work on the Italian Renaissance. He was a professor at the Collège de France, where he held the chair of art and civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy, from 1970 to 1984, he was elected a member of the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres in 1975.
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Book number: F1933
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Keywords: Bibliophile Autograph Signed

 
CLEMENT-JANIN,
Catalogue Generale
0. 1913. de l'oeuvre d'Edouard Pelletan. Avec un portrait dessine et par P.E.Vibert et deux prefaces, dont une inedite; Paris, Editions d'Art Edouard Pelletan, 1913; [viii], [ii], xxii, 153 pp. with portrait; publisher's printed wrappers; hinges worn, spine and wrappers chipped, with loss at edges, wrappers slightly spotted or marked,contents browned, a few corners slightly turned..
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Book number: IS002033
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Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare French Literature French Bibliophily Publishing History Printing History Reference Bibliography Fine Printing

 
CLERK, THOMAS,
The Works of William Hogarth
0. 1821. (Including "The Analysis of Beauty"), elucidated by Descriptions Critical, Moral, and Historical .. to which is prefixed Some Account of his Life. Two volumes, London, R.Scholey, 1821; vi, [vi], 203, [iv], 96pp. + " The Analysis of Beauty" with unnumbered pages, with title-page vignettes and 86 plates; nineteenth-century half deep blue morocco over blue marbled boards, blue marbled endpapers, rebacked with matching buckram; slight rubbing to extremities of the boards and one or two small chips, marginal loss to Plate IX, but a well-bound set, professionally repaired, the contents clean. One of several handbooks to the engraved versions of Hogarth's paintings which appeared after his lifetime. Plates 54 and 55 have not been bound in, and the letterpress for "Before and After" implies they may have been deliberately omitted; there is no plate 84, but this is probably not called for, as the letterpress at this point directs the reader to the title-page vignette for the illustration; the numeration of the plates is eccentric, with plates one would expect in the first volume bound [correctly] in the second, but the plates are otherwise complete. The pages of "The Analysis of Beauty" are unnumbered, but page numbers are given in the margins of the text. apparently referring to the pagination of the first edition.This is a very interesting association copy. The front paste-down of each volume bears a decorative bookplate by Provost Blondel (Paris) of a flowery wreath with interwined initials we have not deciphered and the motto "Jamais Cesder". Inscriptions on the bookplates show that the book once belonged to the English author W.Somerset Maugham, and that he gave it as a present to the American writer Glenway Wescott. Wescott, a friend of Katherine Anne Porter and Thornton Wilder as well as of Maugham, was a widely read and admired novelist in the first half of the twentieth century, and lived in Paris for much of his life. He presented this set to the art historian Edgar Wind, who had fled Germany and had posts in the United States in the 1940s (he later became the first Professor of the History of Art at Oxford.) The inscriptions, all written in ink in the margins of the ex-libris, read: "Edgar Wind ex dono Glenway Wescott ex dono W.Somerset Maugham" and "with G.W.'s affection to E.W. - and thanks for his analyses of the spring of 1942 -".
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Book number: IS002217
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 168 US$ 197.78 | JP¥ 22451]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Association Copies Ex-Libris Signatures Hogarth Art History Eighteenth Century Satire Antiquarian Rare 18th Century Illustrated Books Bookplates Glenway Wescott Edgar Wind W. Somerset Maugham American Literature

 
MASTER OF CATHERINE OF CLEVES
Stundenbuch Der Katharina Von Kleve [ the Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves ] the Facsimile Volume with the Commentary Volume
. 2 volumes.Consisting of: Die Miniaturen aus dem Stundenbuch der Katharina von Kleve mit einer Einleitung und Erläuterungen von John Plummer. Berlin, Gebr. Mann Verlag, 1966. 8°. 359pp. Original hardcover, illustrated slipcase. With many illustrations in colour. Fine copy. Original artif. leather binding gilt title on spine WITH the commentary: GORISSEN, F. - Das Stundenbuch der Katharina von Kleve. Analyse und Kommentar. Berlin, 1974. 1204 pp. with 695 illustrations. Cloth. a fine set
¶ The original is in New York, Pierpont Morgan Gallery. M. 945 and M. 917.Origin was Northern Netherlands (Utrecht), c. 1440. Scribe: One hand for text and rubric (anonymous) Painter: One hand, the Master of Catherine of Cleves The Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves has been described in the following way : "The best-known and one of the most important, not only of Dutch, but of all medieval manuscripts is the Hours of Catherine of Cleves, which was made about 1440 for the Duchess of Guelders of the same name. Because it is one of the richest books of hours ever made, both from the point of view of its texts and cycles of illumination, many of which are not only unusual but unique, it is also a key monument in the history of Books of Hours." The Hours was divided into two parts in the middle of the 1800s by an unknown person, most often thought to be an unscrupulous art dealer seeking to make a profit. The second part of the book (M. 917) surfaced again in 1963, and was acquired in 1970 by the Pierpont Morgan Gallery. The book as a whole numbers 369 pages, although eleven pages still remain missing. The Hours contains 157 miniatures (originally 168) with corresponding border decorations, of which 32 were full-page and another 136 half-page miniatures. The finest quality pergament was used in the book's production, in which a feather brush was first used to draw the miniature onto the page before it was painted. Given the above facts it is not at all surprising that the Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves has drawn the discerning attention of many art historians; the book has nonetheless in one regard rebuffed the critical and inquisitive eyes of its admirers. The many commentaries on the Hours of Catherine of Cleves show that there is some considerable strain in attempting to locate a symbolic or iconographic significance motivating border decoration and miniature. Noting their incongruity, one must nevertheless admit that a relationship is effected between border and miniature by the mere fact that they cohabit the same page. This effect seems to be of a fantastic nature-that is, it is produced by the juxtaposition of seemingly irreconcilable elements. Without knowing whether to read the border decorations as symbol or as ornament one will never be sure whether one's viewing of the page is motivated or arbitrary, a product of text or fantasy. Beyond an effect of fascination, one might attempt to elucidate the particular play between a miniature and its border on a singular page, like that of the "Adoration of the Magi".
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Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Auctiongerman Medieval Ketterer Rare Weblists

 
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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Book number: IS001029
GBP 1400.00 [Appr.: EURO 1566.5 US$ 1845.97 | JP¥ 209543]
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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

 
CUSS , TERENCE CAMERER
The English Watch 1585-1970 a Unique Alliance of Art, Design and Inventive Genius
. size: 300 mm x 237 mm. 504pp. 830 coloured illustrations. Splendid hardback in pristine jacket This is the first book to cover all aspects of English watches from every period. Watches represent a fascinating combination of applied art and science and an outstanding contribution to their history and development was made in England. By dividing the watches into six periods, each with its own introduction, the author has been able to provide an admirably clear and comprehensive survey, to describe the pioneering inventions as they were made and to illustrate the distinctive character of the English watch as it evolved. An outline of each period is followed by information on the trade in London and the provinces, watchmakers, case makers, case styles and decoration, dials, hands, characteristics of the mechanisms and timekeeping capabilities. Over 290 watches illustrating these points have been carefully selected from both private and public collections and details have been enlarged to clarify important features. Many of these watches have never been illustrated before. There is an extensive glossary which includes further technical information and, as well as a detailed general index, there are separate indexes of makers and case makers. The author, a dealer for more than forty years, has a lasting enthusiasm for his subject. He is familiar with its many facets and used to providing answers on a wide range of specific questions. This book is intended not only to be a useful guide to those new to the subject but also a valuable point of reference for those already familiar with it. this publication is a major contribution to the genre and will be a standard reference for many years to come.[ British Museum magazine, 2009.] Terence Camerer Cuss, the sixth generation of the family firm Camerer Cuss & Co founded in London in 1788, has been involved in the world of antique watches and clocks all his life. He has been a liveryman of the Clockmakers' Company since 1969. The Antique Collectors' Club first published The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches, a revised and enlarged edition of his father's Country Life Book of Watches, in 1976 and they have reprinted it several times. He moved the business premises from New Oxford Street to St. James's in 1983 where he continued dealing for the next twenty years. He wrote the limited edition catalogue of Lord Sandberg's important collection The Sandberg Watch Collection published by Antiquorum, Geneva in 1998. He has contributed a number of articles to magazines and periodicals, and continues to enjoy his subject, the research and occasional discovery!. (ISBN: 9781851495887) .
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Book number: WO0033
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Clocks Watches Horloges Uhr 9781851495887

 
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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Book number: IS00458
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 140 US$ 164.82 | JP¥ 18709]
Catalogue: Art
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

 
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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Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Russia Rare Russian History Travel

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