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ALBERS, J.,
Poems and Drawings / Gedichte Und Zeichnungen.
. New York, George Wittenborn, 1961; oblong 8vo; unnumbered pages, texts and plates, concertina-style binding; illus. Orig. wrps with printed plastic foil wraparound. ( a la Japanese block book) second edition. 17 poems, CNJ22 drawings. Second edition, with new material; originally published by The Readymade Press, r^New Haven, cl958]. Printed Mylar d.j. [68] pp.. Design and sequence by Norman Ives. Poems in English & German.
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ARBASINO ALBERTO
La Bella Di Lodi
. Torino, Einaudi, 1972, 172pp. hardback in d/j jacket sl. worn at the top. With the author's autograph signed dedication to Ronald Bottrall on f.e.p.[ST].
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ARBASINO ALBERTO
Il Principe Costante
. Torino, Einaudi, 1972, 138pp. hardback in d/j jacket damaged at the rear edge. With the author's autograph signed dedication to Ronald Bottrall on f.e.p.[ST].
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ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN,
Der Tannenbaum
. Berlin: Erich Blaschker Presse, 1965, 25, [2], [1 ]pp. With 8 original lithographs by Erich Jasorka. Original boards with another coloured Original-Lithograph on the front board In slip case. this is copy number 532 of a limited edition. This copy is signed by Jasorka below the colophon.
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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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ARNIM, ACHIM VON,
Die Majoratsherren. Novelle.
. Mit sieben Lithographien von Karl Thylmann. Leipzig, Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1917, 56pp. gilt titled boards with vellum spine, gilt title on spine, text yellowed. corners & edges sl. worn. From the library of H.J.Hitze with his library label pasted to reverse of f.e.p.One of a limited edition of 500 copies printed in 1916 in fact. [ST].
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ASSISI, FRANZ VON,
Der Sonnengesang Des Franz Von Assisi
. Berlin, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 1962. 28 pp. typography by Heinrich Grote whose small printed presentation note is loosely inserted. in sunned illustrated wrappers.
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Book number: F2111
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AZIMI, IFTIKHAR [ TRANSLATED BY ] ILLUSTRATED BY RICHARD KENNEDY
The Garden of the Night - a Selection of 26 Sufi Poems
. The Whittington Press , 1979, approximately 70 unnumbered pages illustrated with numerous line drawings Limited Edition of 240 copies of which this is number XXVI of the 35 copies full bound in Nigerian goatskin by Weatherby Woolnough, with Whittington marbled endpapers. Accompanied by a loosely inserted signed etching by Richard Kennedy. (2 edges of this sl. browned) The edition is signed by Kennedy and Azimi. Hand-set in 24-point Caslon and printed at the press by John and Rosaliond Randle and Miriam Macgregor on B.F.K. mouldmade paper. The calligraphy is drawn by Noor Shafiqi and Faizal Hasan Deobandi, and the calligraphy and illustrations printed at the Senecio press. The front board has a Kennedy design embossed and the spine has the title in gilt lettering. A splendid book, the leather of the spine slightly discoloured and the edges of the loose etching a bit browned. In slip-case. Now very rare.( private press ).
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BAMPFYLDE, JAMES,
The Poems of James Bampfylde.
. {Being the slim output of a minor 18th century poet.].Edited and introduced by R.Lonsdale.No 32 of 300 copies.Signed by the editor.The Perpetua Press, Oxford 1988.80pp.;bound in publ.beige cl.with gilt initials on fr.bd.and titles on spine;plain paper d.w.;features in frontis -piece painting by J.Reynolds of the poet and friend.Full intro and notes( private press ).
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BANDEIRA, MANUEL
50 Poemas Escolhidos Pelo Autor.
. [Rio de Janeiro, 1955 ] Ministerio da educacao e cultura, servicio de documantacao. (Os cadernos de cultura ) 86pp. paperback. wrappers and text sl. browned. With a handwritten dedication to Ronald Bottrall, by the author, signed and dated Rio (?) 1955.
¶ Bandeira (1886 - 1968) wrote over 20 books of poetry and prose. In 1904, he found out that he suffered from tuberculosis, which encouraged him to move from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, because of Rio's tropical beach weather. In 1922, after an extended stay in Europe where Bandeira met many prominent authors and painters, he contributed poems of political and social criticism to the Modernist Movement in São Paulo. Bandeira began to publish his most important works in 1924. Bandeira became a respected Brazilian author and wrote articles in several newspapers and magazines, as well as teaching Hispanic Literature in Rio de Janeiro. Bandeira began to translate into Portuguese canonical plays of world literature in 1956, which he continued to do until his last days. He died in Rio de Janeiro. Bandeira's poems are of a unique delicacy and beauty. Recurrent themes can be found in his works: the love of women, his childhood in the Northeast city of Recife, friends, health problems. His delicate health affected his poems, in a manner similar to the last poems of Jorge Luis Borges. Many of Manuel Bandeira's poems depict the limits of the human body. [157C].
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BAYLEY, JOHN
Iris. A Memoir of Iris Murdoch.
. Duckworth, 1998, 189pp. hardback in d/j in pristine condition. Signed: With best wishes from John Bayley & Iris in ink across the title page. [ DR - M ]. (ISBN: 0715629328) .
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BEERBOHM, MAX.,
Zuleika Dobson
. With a foreword and illustrations (on fine colour plates) by Osbert Lancaster. Oxford, The Shakespeare Head Press, 1975, Designed by Ruari McLean, printed at the Oxford University Press, xvi,187pp. Quarter dark blue crushed morocco over turquoise & white striped bds. gilt-ruled, gilt lettering & decoration on spine. 12 attractive double spread colour plates by OSBERT LANCASTER. Printed in Monotype Garamond on Abbey Mills Book White and Smooth Processed Papers. Text printed in magenta and black. Fine in illust. heavy cardboard slip-case No. 346. of 750 copies signed "Osbert Lancaster" fine copy. [ DL ]( private press ).
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BLUNDEN, E.,
Near and Far and the Poems. 2 Titles
. Two signed first editions [one limited] viz: Near and Far. New Poems. London,Cobden-Sanderson, 1929; 67pp.; or. cl. paper label on spine; occas. v.sl. foxing; WITH: The Poems of Edmund Blunden. London, Cobden-Sanderson,1930; xviii, 336pp.; or. cl.; sp. faded & very sl. marked, bds partlyfaded, bookplate, e.ps sl. foxed; . The first item bears Blunden's sign. on e.p. with an inscription by a former owner; the second is one of an edition of 210 copies, signed by the poet [ST].
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Book number: F1239
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BOBROWSKI, JOHANNES
Mäusefest. Erzählung.
. mit 9 Holzstichen von Roswitha Quadflieg. Hamburg, Raamin-Presse, 1974. 16pp. the 4th title of this private press, number 39 of a limited numbered edition of 170 copies signed by the illustrator. 9 wood cut illustrations.fine black paper coverd boards with title label paste to front panel and spine. 180 x 290 mm. Handsatz aus der Akzidenz-Grotesk mager der Schriftgiesserei Berthold und Druck der Holzstiche von den Originaldruckstoecken .." OCLC: 2847927; Spindler 71, 4. - Tiessen IV, 15,4.
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BOCCACCIO, (GIOVANNI DI).
Boccaccios Buch Von Den Fürnembsten Weibern Mit Den 78 Holzschnitten Der Ulmer Ausgabe Von 1473 Und Einem Nachwort Von Kurt Pfister.
. Potsdam, G. Kiepenheuer, 1924. sm-4to. [4] 285, [12]pp. With 78 handcoloured illustrations after woodcuts ( Das alte Bilderbuch, ed. by K. Pfister, the first volume in this series). Printed in the Gothic font designed/used by the printer Mandruck AG in Munich. The translation used is that of Heinrich Steinhöwels (1566) and it is combined with the illustrations of the Latin edition <> published in Ulm by J. Zainer, 1473, by an unknown master which are regarded as some of the most important series of illustrations of teh late medieval period. There are 104 chronologically arranged biographies of famous women. Starting with Eve the biographies cover women of antiquity and contemporaries of Boccaccio and ends with Queen Constance of Sicily. 350 copies were printed, this is number 79 of the 125 copies printed on Zanders handmade paper and bound in half vellum with coloured paper covered boards, 4 raised bands lined in gilt and the title BOCCACCIO in gilt on the spine. Text yellowed. Looseley inserted newspaper cuttings about the handover of the publisher Kiepeneuer's archive to the city of Leipzig and other notes on the Kiepenheuer family.
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Book number: F1119
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BOYD WILLIAM,
Brazzaville Beach.
. First edition signed by the author and specially bound by the London Limited Edition society,1990. No 48 of only 150 copies.314pp; green publ. cl. with marble- paper covering on front bds.; gilt borders on bds. and gilt title on spine.
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DE BURY, RICHARD
Philobiblon
. the text and translation of E.C. Thomas, sometime scholor of Trinity college. Edited with a foreword by Michael MacLagan Fellow of Trinity College. Oxford, Shakespeare Head Press / Basil Blackwell. 1960, Limited/Numbered. Half Morocco, 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall. 191 pp, cloth has a hardly noticeable dent to front board. Very Good/ copy . this is number 230, the edition was prepared in honour of the 70th birthday, on 29 May 1959, of Sir Basil Blackwell by his sons and colleagues. Book design by Ruari McLean and printed by Vivian Ridler at the Oxford University Press. With 2 coloured coats of arms on title pages (Latin/English on opposite pages as is the text. Text sl. darkened [ DR 4 ]( private press ).
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CARR, J[AMES] L[OYD]
The First Saturday in May; an Echo of a Shropshire Lad
. The Tern Press, Shropshire, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition, limited to 140 numbered copies printed on Lana paper and signed by the publishers, Nicholas and Mary Parry. Landscape small8vo. Unpaginated. Decorated boards. Illustrated with eight black and white wood engravings from drawings and photographs taken at various villages on the first Saturday in May, 1993,by Nicholas Parry. In fine state. No dust wrapper, as issued. A delightful account of the first village cricket match of the 1936 season and the train journey to and from the game. Carr's story was first printed in the cricketing anthology 'Fine Glances', issued three years previously. White and green pictorial paper over boards. Title in red on front cover and spine. outer edge untrimmed. Textured green end papers A charming book on cricket. elightful little story by JL Carr recalling a match he played at Bridgenorth in Worcestershire in 1936. Strangely, this attractive item is not widely known. Byron Rogers wrote a highly acclaimed biography of JL Carr , but the First Saturday in May is not shown in the list of books written by Carr. It also escaped the attention of Stephen Gibbs in Post Padwick. Loosely inseted is a handwritten letter by Mary Parry dated 11-9-2004.
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CHRISTENSEN, C.B.
The Hand of Memory. Selected Stories and Verse
. The Meanjin Press, Melbourne, 1970; 4to (10 x 7"); xiv + 196 +[1]pp; with line illustrations (moslty in the text) by Douglas ALLAND, illus. e.p.s & marker ribbon; quarter buckram with canvas-backed boards; slipcase (extremities v.sl.worn); head of spine sl.bumped, otherwise near-fine. In an edition limited to 1,050 copies, this is a complementary copy signed (on the colophon page) & inscribed "to Robert Auty" from the author and his wife (possibly in her hand). Douglas Shenton Annand (1903-1976), graphic designer and artist, was born on 22 March 1903 at Toowoomba, Queensland.
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Book number: 031705
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DE COSTER, CHARLES,
Die Geschichte Von Ulenspiegel Und Lamme Goedzak Und Ihren HeldenmäßIgen N Fröhlichen Und Glorreichen Abenteuern Im Lande Flanden Und Anderwärts. Deutsch Von Karl Wolfskehl. Mit Holzschnitten Von Frans Masereel. 2 Volumes
. München, Kurt Wolff, (1926). With a frontispiece and 150 partly full-page original woodcuts and 18 woodcut initials by Frans Masereel. XLIII, (1), 496, (2) pp.; (6), 534, (6) pp. First edition, printed in 1600 copies. This is one of 1500 unnumbered copies. The woodcuts were printed from the original blocks. Text sl. darkened. In full calf with 5 raised bands on the spines. On page [1] Arnold Frank, the film producer has written an 18 line poem in ink, dated 24th May 1928 and signed Arnold Franck. this is followed by the signature Leni Reifenstahl (as opposed to Riefenstahl) corners of binding very slightly rubbed.
¶ Arnold Fanck ( 1889 - 1974, a pioneer of the German mountain film. LENI RIEFENSTAHL, [Helene Bertha Amalie] (1902 - 2003) A very unique set [ DR 6-7 ].
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DRABBLE, MARGARET
A Natural Curiosity
. London, 1989; 309pp; in publisher's limited ed. quarter-cloth binding with gilt rules & marbled paper on boards; one miniscule mark on cloth, otherwise fine. SIGNED by the AUTHOR, first edition, and numbered 17 of the 150 only numbered copies.
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Book number: 030305
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DRAYTON, MICHAEL (1563 - 1631 )
Nimphidia: The Court of Fayrie. Circa 1625. Illustrated By Nicholas Parry
. Nimphidia: The Court of Fayrie. Circa 1625. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. Tern Press, Market Drayton. 2004, Sixteen watercolours. 52(2)p. 13" x 9.25". Original watercolours scanned and printed digitally by North Shropshire Printers. Text in Caslon on Magnani. Grey cloth spine , leaf-print pattern in brown and tan paper over boards. One of a limited edition of 50 copies. Nimphidia is a narrative poem (published in 1627) about fairies, with King Oberon having many adventures when he sets off in pursuit of his queen. Michael Drayton (1563-1631). was born at Hartshill in Warwickshire in 1563 and as a youth became page to Sir Henry Goodeere of Polesworth. Goodeere is to be credited for Drayton's education. Drayton fell in love with Sir Henry's daughter, Anne, who served as an inspiration for 'Idea'. Drayton's career as a poet was long: from his first published work in 1591 to his last in 1630. He died in comparative poverty, but was buried in Westminster Abbey. He was an extremely prolific writer, producing historical, topographical, and religious verse, as well as odes, sonnets, and satires. His The Ballad of Agincourt opens with the famous lines: "fayre stood the winde for France When we our sailes advaunce ". This, Drayton's most popular work. Nymphidia is a mock-heroic series of fairy poems, or 'Nimphalls'1, much influenced by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Drayton died in London on December 2, 1631. He was buried in Westminster Abbey under a monument with an epitaph by Ben Jonson commissioned by the Countess of Dorset. [ DR - 3 ]( private press ).
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LUCIE-SMITH EDWARD
Two Poems of Night
. Turret Books, 1972, Quarto, 4 pages handsewn in pictorial covers. The poems are printed by letterpress in two colours at the Trigram Press. This is one of only 100 copies signed both by Edward Lucie-Smith and Ralph Steadman. the total edition was 1000 copies.
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Book number: F0707
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ESSLEMONT, D.,
Newcastle Upon Tyne: A Short Account of Its Foundation
Esslemont. Newcastle, David Esslemont, 1980 14pp. 32mo. A small pamphlet published by Esslemont upon the 900th anniversary of the founding of Newcastle: a short account of that history,With Woodcuts . In teh original envelope. [ DL 1/3 ]( private press ). (ISBN: 090701402X) .
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Book number: F1100
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FISCHART, JOHANN
Das Glückhafft Schiff Von Zürich : Ein Lobspruch Vonn Der Glücklichen Und Wolfertigen Schiffart, Einer Burgerlichen Gesellschafft Auß Zürich, Auff Das AußGeschriben Schiessen Gen StraßBurg Den 21. Junij, Des 76. Jars, Nicht Vil Erhörter Weis Vollbracht.
Muenchen, Rupprecht Presse. 1927. Dazu eines Neidigen Verunglimpfers schantlicher Schmachspruch, von gedachtem Glückschiff . Samt desselbigen Notwendigem Kehrab ist gethan worden. ( Buch der Rupprecht-Presse , 38 ) München : Rupprecht-Presse, 1927, small 4to. full vellum. 83 [1] pp. Number 19 of an edition of 150 numbered copies hand-printed on Bedenk paper. A example of fine printing by the most profoundly German private press of the early 20th century. Founded in 1914 in Munich by typographer Fritz Helmut Ehmcke, the Rupprecht Presse published over a span of 20 years some 57 books, of which this No. 38. Drawing mainly on German literature for his sources, Ehmcke printed in artistic form a number of works by philosophers, and this poem composed by pro-Reformation satirist Johann Fischart (1546 - 1590) was typical of his choices. One of the most prominent writers of his time, Fischart first saw his poem published in 1576, and it was regarded as one of the most distinguished works of the last quarter of the 16th century. As in all Rupprecht Presse offerings, Ehmcke designed the covers, endpapers and typefaces for this work. Text is in Ehmcke-Schwabacher, designed in 1920; headings in Ehmcke-Fraktur, designed in 1909 and cut by noted typographer Louis Hoell. Hoell also worked with the renowned Bremer Presse of Munich, as did calligrapher Anna Simon, who created the handwritten initials in red for this volume. Finely printed with wide margins on Bedenk hand-made paper with deckled edges. T.e. gilt.( private press ).
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