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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. And with a handwritten postcard from Iris Murdoch , 13 lines. Signed , sent in 1965 . (ISBN: 0715629328) .
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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 book 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. delightful little story by J.L 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. J.L. Carr. 1912-1994, was one of the great polymaths of the twentieth century, putting his hand to teaching, travelling, novels, and social history, and even serving a stint as a photographer for the R.A.F. Famed for his eccentricity, he went through six publishers, one for each novel he wrote, until he formed his own Quince Tree Press. This is a beautiful and wistful account of a half-remembered pre-war cricket match: 'At least two of us would die in fixtures even then tentatively arranged for our generation." 1993 . Loosely inseted is a handwritten letter by Mary Parry dated 11-9-2004. also herewith: 2 signed etchings in sepia by Nicholas Parry measuring 100 x 150 mm for the actual etchings both mounted and protected by cellophane.
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DAHL, ROALD, RICHARD ADAMS, BRIAN ALDISS, ELIZABETH JENNINGS AND OTHERS
The Oxford Bibliophile Almanac: . Original Correspondence and Contributions
. The original contributions and correspondence between the publisher Holdan Books and the contributors 1980/1981 for THE OXFORD BIBLIOPHILE ALMANAC: Included were stories by Oxford authors on a variety of subjects, articles on the theme of Oxford, and some poetry. All of these illustrated by Oxford artists. The book never appeared since practically none of the artists, who had promised to help, produced art work CONTRIBUTIONS : Richard Adams ( 1920 - 2016 ) A Sonnet Brian Aldiss ( 1925 - 2017 ) Back from Java - a short story Gillian Avery ( 1926 -2016 ) The Researcher's Craft: Designs and Implements. (from Research Concerning Nineteenth Century Children and Books (Monographs No. 17 ) Giles Barber ( 1930 - 2012 ) Oxford, Ossonio, Oxfort - Modern Languages printing at Oxford to 1800 ( promised but never submitted, instead he sent An introduction to the Housemaid ) Sir Basil Blackwell ( 1889 - 1984) May Morris - a lecture Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990 ) The Cow - a poem Eileen Davies ( 1926 - 2011 ) Oxford's Voluble Inglorious Milton: -George Smith Green, Watchmaker & Author J.P. Feather Books Without Walls: Development of the Oxfordshire Book Trade Dame Helen Gardner ( 1908 - 1986 ) Memories of Oxford Bookshops Elizabeth Jennings ( 1926 - 2001 ) A Weather Spell - a poem B.E. Juel-Jensen An Oxonian's view of Ethiopia, Travellers and Books David Low Sir Isaac Newton's Library and Chinnor Rectory Jan Morris ( 1926 -- ) In a Name Hugh Williamson An Oxford Family and its Firm:-Henry Alden, Publisher & Bookseller The full description of this collection+ images is on our webssite.
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DE COSTER, CHARLES,
Die Geschichte Von Ulenspiegel Und Lamme Goedzak Und Ihren HeldenmäßIgen 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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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. (ISBN: 090701402X) .
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FREYTAG, GUSTAV, CLARENCE DAY, PAUL OTLET, COMENIUS
Poster ( 55 X 44 Cm ) in Einer Einmaligen Auflage Von 100 Exemplaren AnläßLich Der 25. Frankfurter Buchmesse Gedruckt
. und vorzüglich denjenigen Verlagen gewidmet, die seit 1949 ununterbrochen an dieser Messe teilnehmen. Kalligraphie: Hermann Zapf, Darmstadt. Dies ist das Exemplar für Friedrich Wittig, Hamburg, Vorsteher des Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels, Frankfurt am Main, 1962 - 1965. Signiert von Hermann Zapf, Sigfred Taubert und dem Vorsitzenden des Aufsichtrates der ausstellungs- und Messe GMBH. Auf Bütten gedruckt. einmal gefalten in der Mitte, Rand rechts gebräunt. In 4 Farben gedruckt mit Sprüchen über Das Buch, wie z.B. Freytag: Bücher sind die großen Schatzhüter des Menschengeschlects .. und 3 weitere von Clarence Day, Paul Otlet und Comenius. 2 kleine risse unten rechts.
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GALLICO, PAUL
A Miracle in Wilderness. A Story for Christmas.
. Illustrated by Jane & Anne Grahame-Johnstone. Oxford, Mouette Press, 1975. Printed by the Whittington Press, in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Paul Gallico. This is one of the 50 copies which were numbered M1 - M50. Printed on an 1848 Columbian press, on mould made paper from St Cuthbert's Mill. embossed cloth binding in protective white plain d/j. gilt top edge. Fine copy.( private press ). (ISBN: 0904845001) .
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GERITS, ANTON
Het Land Van Windegang
. Mouette Press, Oxford, 1977; tall format: 11 x 6.8in; in publ. paper wrappers; Edition limited to 226 copies( private press ) gesigneerd door de dichter.
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GRASWINCKEL DIRCK INGELEID EN VERZORGD DOOR GEERTEN GOSSAERT INTRODUCED AND EDITED BY GEERTEN GOSSAERT
De Vierlingen Van Den Heer Van Pybrac. Uit Het Frans in Het Nederlands En in Het Latijn Vertaald Door Mr. Dirck Graswinckel. Ingeleid En Verzorgd Door Geerten Gossaert.
. Utrecht, Stichting de Roos, 1955. Hardcover without dust jacket as issued , top edge gilt, XLVIII + 136 [2] pp. all text pages clean and unmarked, but sl. darkened, end papers discoloured / . 140pp. Kop verguld. Typografie en band Aldert Witte. Gezet uit de Lutetia, de Romanée en de Open Kapitalen van J. van Krimpen, en gedrukt door Van Amerongen in rood en zwart op Eenhoorn Propatria antiek van Van Gelder Nummer 173 van een oplage van 175 genummerde exemplaren.
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HEIDENHEIM, HANNS H.,
Holzschnitte Zur Bibel. / Woodcuts of the Bible. 5 Volumes
. 5 volumes in folio. splendid edition, one of 300 numbered copies printed by hand from original woodblocks on hand-made Japanese paper. All prints signed by the artist/printer. Bound block-book type in oak-tanned cowhide, covers embossed from woodblock. Folder and slipcase covered in hand-made paper, main title and masthead of the volumes are also woodcuts. Düsseldorf, Ursus presse, 1965-1970. Splendid set.
¶ Volume 1: IJOB (Job) 23 woodcuts, separate introduction enclosed; Volume 2: Das Lieder der Lieder (Song of songs) 17 woodcuts, biblical text edited by Max Brod; introd. by J. Mager; Volume 3: Jesaja (Isaiah) 20 woodcuts. Volume 4: Am Anfang ( In the beginning) 21 woodcuts, 1998, In these woodcuts the artist tried to show the development of the Deus absconditus, the hidden God till His revelation in creation. Foundation of this work were the books of the Kabbalah. Volume Volume 5: Ursprung (Origin) 20 woodcuts, 2002, the 2nd announcement of the creation in the Bible. The illustrations cover old folk legends gathered over 3000 years going back to the Stone Age. Cave drawings from 7000 to 200,000 years ago form the basis of these woodcuts. A descriptive booklet in the German language is added. ADDED ALSO: Large poster-sized print , measuring 97 x 61 cm. PSALM 22: Eli, eli, lema sabachtani. Printed from the woodblock in 3 colours, one of an edition of 180 copies printed on Japanese paper signed and numbered . AND Numerous invitations to Heidenheim's gallery in Duesseldorf( private press ).
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HOFFMANN, FELIX
Das Hohe Lied and : Felix Hoffmann. Seine Arbeit Im Buch, in Glas, Auf Der Wand
. Das Hohe Lied . Zürich und Stuttgart, Flamberg, 1964. Mit 22 (10 ganzs.) Orig.-Farbholzschnitten Von Felix Hoffmann. (24) Bll. 4to. Orig.-HPgt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 1 von 400 numerierten Exemplaren, im Impressum vom Künstler signiert, der ebenfalls das Einbandpapier schuf. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung der Zürcher Bibel. Typografische Gestaltung Max Caflisch. - Dieses Exemplar unnumeriert hors commerce aus der Bibliothek des Hamburger Verlegers Friedrich Wittig. Tadelloses Exemplar in Schuber. Siehe Wendland 50. AND: Henning Wendland und Guido Fischer: Felix Hoffmann. Seine Arbeit im Buch, in Glas, auf der Wand. Aarau und Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Sauerlaender, 1971, Erschienen zum 60. Geburtstag von Felix Hoffmann, der die Gestaltung des Buches besorgte. Mit einem speziell für dieses Buch geschaffenen, lose beiliegenden signierten Farbholzschnitt; dieser wurde von den Originalstöcken abgezogen. - 4°, mit zahlreichen teils farbigen Abbildungen. 22x29, Geb Schutzumschlag. ca. 118 Seiten unpaginiert und einer Karte mit Text " mit bestem Dank zurueck" signiert und datiert 13.4.1970 [an den Verleger Friedrich Wittig] Dazu Ausschnitt aus der Welt vom 21.12.1964 ueber Felix Hoffmann, ebenfalls ueber sein Leben von Arianna Giachi zum Tode des Kuenstlers am 11.7.1975, ein Angebot des Flamberg Verlag Zuerich fuer Hoffmanns letzte Illustrationen des Buches Weihnachten, Poster mit einer farbigen Illustration, D. Oelbermann : Felix Hoffmann - Partnerschaft und Einfuehlung in der Reihe Quellen der Buchgestaltung erschienen im Boersenblatt vom 6.1.1979; Ausstellungskatalog der Galerie im Rahmhof, Oktober/November 1974 FELIX HOFFMANN -Illustrationen - Farbholzschnitte- Radierungen , 8 seiten in farbigem Umschlag und loose dazu ein Holzschnitt in Sepia; schliesslich Felix Hoffmann: Vom Chaos vor der Schoepfung bis zur Auferstehung Christi. Die Chorfenster in unserer Stadtkirche,4 Seiten, eine Seite Text.
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LEVITT, M., TOPORKOV, A. (EDS.)
Eros and Pornography in Russian Culture/Eros I Pornografiya V Russkoi Kul'ture: Sbornik Statei. (Russian Forbidden Literature/Russkaya Potaennaya Literatura)
. Moskva: Ladomir, 1999; 700pp. coloUr illustrations, tipped in plates, b/w illustrations; fine hardback. This bi-lingual collection of articles addresses a broad spectrum of questions connected to the history and national character of erotica in Russian literature, folklore and art of the 18th-20th centuries. It is based on papers given at the international Russian-American " Conference on Russian Pornography," held at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) on May 22-24, 1998. In addition, the volume contains a unique set of illustrations the greater part of which was supplied by the collector and bibliophile L.V. Bessmertnykh. CONDITION: NEW.
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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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O'BRIAN, PATRICK:
Caesar and Hussein. 2 Volumes in Slip-Case,
. 1999, The author's first two novels published in 1930 and 1938 respectively. Neither had been reprinted since. Caesar tells the poignant, autobiographical tale of a panda-leopard. Hussein is a picaresque tale of the adventures of a young Indian boy growing to manhood under the Raj. Patrick O'Brian's gift for storytelling and love of natural history are already well in evidence and both books are excellent entertainment for readers of all ages. With a new foreword by the author. One of the 250 signed copies of the limited edition bound in leather, tooled spines . Copy as new.
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Book number: 020349
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PASTERNAK, EVGENII
Boris Pasternak Materialy Dlya Biografii.
. Moskva, Sov. Pis. 687pp. many photographs, hardback. with autograph dedication by the author, Boris' son, signed and dated 2. VIII.'90.
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