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LAGERCRANTZ, OLOF
Dikter Fran Mossen. Andra Upplagan
. Stockholm, Wahlstrom & Widstrand, 1944, 86pp. printed wrappers, partly unopened, With a long signed handwritten dedication in ink to Margaret Bottrall, wife of the poet and literary critic .text yellowed.
¶ Olof Gustaf Hugo Lagercrantz (March 10, 1911 in Stockholm, Sweden - July 23, 2002) was a Swedish writer, critic, literary scholar (Ph.D. 1951), and publicist (editor-in-chief of Dagens Nyheter 1960-1975) Lagercrantz commanded considerable influence as a critic and publicist. He became an expert of sorts in literary biography, and several of his studies on important Swedish writers are still cornerstones of Swedish literary studies, in particular, his biography of August Strindberg (1979) [ST].
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LASKER-SCHUELER. E.,
Die Kuppel. Der Gedichte Zweiter Teil.
. Mit einer Einbandzeichnung der Verfasserin. Berlin, Paul Cassirer, 1920; 117pp.; orig. illustrated (soiled) boards rebacked , title label has been replaced by a new calligraphed title after the lettering on the original front board. label v. sl. occas. foxing. First edition, Raabe 182,WG 15, 2 [DL 2/1].
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LASTANOSA, D. VINCENCIO JUAN DE
Balthasar Gracians Handorakel Und Kunst Der Weltklugheit.
. Aus dessen Werken gezogen von Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa und aus dem spanischen Original treu und sorgfältig übersetzt von Arthur Schopenhauer .Berlin : Euphorion Verlag, 1923 . Number 311 of a limited edition of 408 copies, brown boards with titler labels pasted to front board and spine, Binding sl. worn, text sl. darkened. [ST].
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LAVER, JAMES
Love's Progress, Or, the Education of Araminta
. The Nonesuch Press, Bloomsbury, 1929; 32pp; publ. card with marbled paper wrappers; fr. wrapper sunned, extremities worn spine cracked, interior well preserved. LIMITED EDITION: No. 1412 of 1525 copies. [ DR 3 ]( private press ).
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LAWRENCE, T. E. ,
Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph. The Complete 1922 Text. 3 Volumes
. Edited by Jeremy Wilson. Castle Hill Press, 1997, 4to sized volumes, Three volume set, of which this set is number 210 of the cloth edition in 650 copies (of an edition of 752), in cloth-covered slip-case as issued. 1997, xxii,434pp.; [x],435-880pp.; Vol. III: [vi]+128 (Plates), 4to. original quarter pale grey cloth, green leather labels, grey boards, (vol.iii: matching limp cream cloth, backstrip gilt lettered), dustjackets, A very fine set. Edited by Jeremy Wilson and based on the Bodleian Library manuscript and Lawrence"s corrected and amended copy of the 1922 - Oxford Times - proof. This edition contains 83,000 words, and this Oxford Text is one third longer than previously-published editions, (334,500 words ) which were all based on Lawrence"s 1926 one volume subscribers" abridgement. This is thus the first edition of the 1922 text, volume 1 contains the introduction and books I - V, volume 2 contains books VI - X and editorial notes and volume 3 contains a 112-page photographic album with photographs, partly in colour, from the collection formed by Lawrence and presented to the Imperial War Museum.
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LEIBNIZ, GOTTFRIED WILHELM
Zwei Briefe über Das Binäre Zahlensystem Und Die Chinesische Philosophie. Aus Dem Urtext Neu Editiert, übersetzt Und Kommentiert Von Renate Loosen Und Franz Vonessen. Mit Einem Nachwort Von Jean Gebser.
. Stuttgart, Belser-Presse 1968, 158 [2] pp. with one mounted copper engraving (portrait) as frontispiece, 2 illustrations and 2 facsimiles. Bound in handmade paper covered boards with leather title label on the spine in slipcase First title of the Belser-Presse. The 'Abhandlung über die chinesische Philosophie' was translated into German in 1966 for the first time and this edition is bi-lingual in German and French. Number 265 of an edition of 900 numberd copies. Spine of book sl. Faded, slip case dusty and with sl. Faded edges. Overall a very fine copy however [ DL 2/4]( private press ).
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LERBERGHE, CHARLES VAN,
Entrevisions.
0. 1898. Bruxelles, Paul Lacomblez, 1898; 149 pp.; publisher's flexible plum-coloured suede, green and gilt floral endpapers [actually a pattern of leaves], original decorative printed wrappers bound in. First edition. No. 340 of 385 copies, of a complete edition of 400 copies. Numbered and initialled by the publisher.
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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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LISTER, RAYMOND [1919 - 2001 ]
Tao
. [Cambridge, Golden Head Press, 1965. First edition. Written and designed by Raymond Lister with 6 halftone illustrations by the author. Plain protective dust jacket. Yellow cloth binding. Very good. Unpaginated. this is number 18 of 34 numbered copies, signed by Raymond Lister and printed on blue Natsume paper ( 40 copies printed in total). Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.
¶ A complete set of the publications of Raymond Lister's Golden Head Press, 1952-1970, comprising 57 items in all is held by Reading university library.The Press published not only Lister’s own work, including some coloured miniatures in the spirit of Blake, but also poems by Francis Warner, Edmund Blunden and Siegfried Sassoon, as well as work on Leon Bakst. [st ]( private press ).
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LLOSA, MARIO VARGAS, .
La Libertad Y la Vida
. Pontificia Universidad Católica Del Perú - Planeta, Lima - Perú, 2008, Compuesto en gran medida por material documental y fotográfico de la exhibición "Mario Vargas LLosa la Libertad y la Vida" presentada en Lima, Agosto-Septiembre 2008. La documentación que aparece en este volúmen forma parte de los archivos personales del escritor y de la colección Mario Vargas Llosa. small folio sized volume in slip case, 251pp. numerous photographs in colour and b/w/ WITH AN AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION BY THE AUTHOR, DATED OCTOBER 2008 AND HIS SIGNATURE. apart from a tiny tear in one of the corners of the slip case the volume is as new.
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Book number: F1921
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LOWBURY, EDWARD.
New Poems
. The Keepsake Press, 1965. First Edition. 8vo. Wrappers. Unpaginated. mumber 129 of 180 numbered copies signed by Lowbury. Handset and printed by Roy Lewis at the Keepsake press. wrappers sl. discoloured at the spine and edges [ DR-M ]( private press ).
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MATZ, B.W., (COMPILER)
Character Sketches from Dickens Compiled with Foreword By B W Matz. Editor of the Dickensian. With an Introduction By Kate Perugini (Charles Dickens' Daughter) Illustrated By Harold Copping,
. Edition De Luxe limited to 1000 numbered copies of which this is number 182 signed by the illustrator, the compiler and the publisher Frontispiece is an engraving by J.C. Armytage from a photograph of Dickens taken in America in 1868 .Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, 1924, 147pp. large 4to sized book. In full dark brown leather with gilt titling on the spine and a raised title design and small portrait of Dickens on the front board. The fine coloured plates by Copping are tipped in. complete with the silk page marker. binding worn [ DR 7].
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Book number: F1499
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MAUROIS, ANDRÉ
Olympio Ou la Vie de Victor Hugo.
. Hachette, 1954, first edition, 606pp. text unopened and browned, With a signed dedication to Jean Seznec [ Professor of French Oxford ] in ink on the half title, and a handwritten signed letter by Maurois written from New York, Ritz Tower dated 6th March (also 1954 ?).
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MAUROIS, A.,
Portrait D'une Actrice.
. Paris, Librairie M-P.Ttrémois, 1925; 4to; 116pp. with etched port. front.; orig. pr wrps. One of 100 copies on Holland paper (of a total edition of 395). With a charming small etched book-plate with a musical subject of one Jeanne Dubost, monogrammed in the plate "D.B.". The subject of Maurois' "portrait" is Mrs. Siddons. paper [ dr-3].
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MAUROIS, ANDRE
Prométhée Ou la Vie de Balzac.
. Paris, Hachette, 1965, 653pp. wrappers printed in red and black. (60th thousand) with an autograph deducation by the author to Jean Seznec (All Soul's ) signed and dated 23 May 1967 and a handwritten signed letter in ink dated 29th May 1967 written to Professor Seznect from the author's home in Neuilly-sur-Seine, with the envelope addresses to him at All Soul's college, Oxford. All this in connection with Maurois' Sir Basil Zaharoff lecture for 1967 delivered at the Taylor Institute in Oxford. His subject was New directions in French literature.[ST].
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Book number: F254B
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MESSEL, SAUL VAN, [PS. OF JAAP (JAKOB)
Strelen Om de Stam. Een Bundel Priapeeën.
. Haarlem, De Tuinwijkpers, 1968, 24pp. One of a limited editon of 66 copies of which this is number 50, set in Van Krimpen's 16 point Cancelleresca Bastarda, printed by hand. in buff paper wrappers, fine copy, the spine sl. faded, printed title label on front of wrapper. The author wrote historical works about the Jews under his own name Meier. Fine private press edition( private press ).
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Book number: F0893
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MOHR, EVA,
Dein Sternbild Leuchte Auch Uns. Fuenf Gedichte an Nelly Sachs
. 1960, n.p. no publisher, bibliophile edition printed on fine handmade (?) paper, 8vo. 14pp. gilt title on front cover, stitched. [ST].
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MOMMSEN, KATHARINA,
Natur- Und Fabelreich in Faust Ii
. Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 1968, 256pp. good hardback in frayed/soioled d/j. With the author's signed dedication to the late David Luke, the Oxford scholar and dated 25 February 1988 With his extensive pencilled annotations mostly in the upper margins, pencilled underlinings [ DR-M ].
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MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN , VISCOUNT, FIELD MARSHALL
Normandy to the Baltic
. London Hutchinson 1946 1st no dw. Account of the part played in World War Two by 21 Army Group in the Campaign in NW Europe from June 1944 to May 1945. Copies of all 46 maps and 3 diagrams interleaved in this 1st edition 1946, privately published in Germany for the British Army by the printing and stationary service British Army of the Rhine. in near fine protected d/j. together with a copy of the first edition printed for general use. This copy has the maps in pockets in the front and back of the book. (with remnants of the d/j ] Accompanied by 2 autograph letters (both signed: Montgomery of Alamein) addressed to Lieut-Col. A F Birch-Jones dated 7 September and 13 September 1957 . M. acknowledges receipt of a letter in which B-J. has told of a portrait of Montgomery's wife he owns and which he has offerd to M. The fieldmarshall tells that he only owns one photo of his wife as all his belongings were destroyed by enemy bombing in 1941. In the 2nd letter M thanks B-J. after the portrai t has been collected by his A.D.C. and tells him that the portrait will hang in his son's room. Both stamped envelopes also preserved and glued to f.e.p. Interesting ensemble. ALSO INCLUDED IS: Montgomery's Ten Chapters.Hutchinson. London, 1945. Faux Leather. Good. no dust jacket First Edition. Small Landscape. Un-numbered-31pp. Facsimile of Monty's autography book with comments from Churchill, Smutts, Fraser, De Gaulle and others along with signatures of Von Friedeburg, Kinsel, Wagner and Friedel who all surrendered to him.[ DR - M].
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MOORE, THOMAS
Paradise and the Peri. Illuminated By Owen Jones and Henry Warren, on Stone By Albert Warren
. London, Day & Son, n.d. [1860] Complete with the 27 leaves chromolithographed on each side in beautiful colours and gold. Taken from Thomas Moore's Lallah Rookh and produced by the London lithograph firm Day & Son. In a half blue morocco leather binding ( not the original) , gilt title and decorations on the spine which has 2 raised bands. title embossed in gilt on front board. All edges gilt. A very fine copy. the binding is only very slightly scuffed at edges and corner, hardly visible. The plates have been expertly bound in, each with their own spine strip. A spectacular production. Each page is a full page if elaborate chromolithographic illumination printed on heavy card stock with text and image in ten colours, alternating in the centre section. a magnificent example of the ornamental work of Owen Jones ( 1809 - 1874 ), author of the Grammar of Ornament, and one of the early pioneers of colour lithographic printing. images by Henry Warren . see: COPAC for evidence of year of publication.
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MOORE, GEORGE,
Ulick and Soracha.
. The Nonesuch Press, 1926. 286pp.; bound in cream publ. cl. with gilt title on spine ; d. w. ; copper plate engraving by Stephen Gooden. Pages untrimmed ; Edition limited to 1255 copies printed on Japon vellum paper of which this is number 66 signed by the author. Fine in original vellum d.j.with a design printed in red by Marion V. Dorn. Untrimmed. The dj. is 1/2" shorter than book, we have seen this feature on other Moore titles published by the press.2cm at bottom and top of the spine sl. discoloured, o/w v. good condition. Signed First Edition.
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Book number: F0065
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MÜLLER-KRUMBACH, RENATE:
Harry Graf Kessler Und Die Cranach-Presse in Weimar. Mit Einem Beitrag Von John Dreyfus Und Einem Verzeichnis Der Drucke Der Cranach-Presse.
. Hamburg, Maximilian-Gesellschaft, 1969. 184pp. sm-folio, Black and white illustrations on plates on the pages 121 - 170 . this is the history of the famous private press founded in 1913. 57 editions till 1931 are described/listed and additionally 8 planned titles which were never issued, all shown on the plates. Annual gift of the German bibliophile society the Maximilian-Gesellschaft for 1967 in an edition of 1600 copies. Design by Richard von Sichowsky. Black cloth binding, slightly faded to the spine and edges of the front board, blind embossed design on front board.[DL 3/5]( private press ).
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Book number: F1170
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NICOLAS, YVON
The Belief in Personal Immorality
0. Printed & published by Philip Sainsbury at The Cayme Press, Kensington, 1925; 48pp; pictorial colophon; publ. boards plus title label; spine worn away, otherwise well preserved. With a dedication by the AUTHOR. [ DR - M 3 acht ]( private press ).
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Book number: 031570
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Catalogue: Philosophy
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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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ORTEL, H.,
Geistlicher Frauen-Zimmer Spiegel
0. 1664. aus alt und neuem Testament/ an vierzig erleuchteten Frauen in schoenen und lieblichen Geschichten / nutzlichen Erinnerungen/ andaechtigen Gebeten/ und Himmelauffliegenden Herzenseufzern weiblichem Geschlecht zum Schaz der Gottseligkeit vorgestellet durch Hieronimus Orteln/ von Augsburg. welchen neulichst M. Jacob Behme/ Pfarrer in Zweinitz verbessert: der anizo mit seel-erquikenden Bluemlein meistzenteils des woledlen /u. Johann Ristens/ wenig anderer beruemter Reimdichter bestreuet ueber den Gewissenlosen Roschischen Nachdruck hin und wieder verbessert: und mit 46 kuenstlichen Kupferstueken verzieret .. [Two parts in one volume] Frankfurt in Georg Muellers Verlag MDCLXIV [1664]; 12o (c. 5 x 11 cm.); [ii] [xviii], 766, [xviii] pp, with 44 copper-engraved plates, and engraved title-page to Part Two (the pagination is continuous); contemporary binding in dark pink velvet, with traces of a floral pattern, burnished endpapers, and two intricately-worked silver-plated clasps (complete and in full working order), gilt and gauffered edges; covers worn in places, with a few splits, very small brown stain with minute hole on p. 407/8; a very good, very well-preserved copy. A work very popular in its day, offering comfort but also instruction, or comfort usually in the form of instruction, and prayers, for women in whatever situations or tribulations they might experience in a very violent period of German history. It was obviously intended, and used, for devotion and meditation at home rather than in Church. In an informative blog for the University of Pennsylvania Dr Elisabeth Esser Braun, who had donated her copy of the 1708 edtion of this book to the university, refers also to a longer study by Ferdinand van Ingen, "Frauentugend und Tugendexempel . Zum Frauenspiegel des Hieronymus Ortelius und Philip von Zesens Biblischen Frauenportaets", in "Barocker Lust-Spiegel. Studien zur Literatur des Barock", (Amsterdam, 1984). We cannot ascertain whether our edition is the first to contain the additional poems by diverse authors, particularly Johannes Rist [known by some of his contemporaries as "Nordischer Apoll], but the title-page implies it is. The binding, with its 17th century-crafted silver-plated clasps and gauffered edges, is a delightful and uncommon survival. The engravings mostly show women of the Bible, whose lives and example inspire the separate chapters of the text.
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Book number: IS002336
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Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Theology German 17th Century Bindings Bibliophile German Baroque Literature Women's Studies Johannes Rist

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