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ACKERSDIJCK, JAN (1790- 1861)
Verhaal Eener Reize in Rusland, Gedaan in Het Jaar 1835. 2 Volumes.
. Groningen, W. van Boekeren 1840. [VI],XIV,302; [IV],VI,[2],363p. With engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Contemp. half black calf leather binding with leather corners, gilt titles and decorations on the spines, marbled paper covered boards . Text sl. darkened, which is usual for this work, pinhole in margin on pp. 130/131, First (only) edition. An account of the author's three months crossing through Russia, with visits to St Petersburg, Moscow, Gorki and Kazan, for the greater part written in the form of a diary. It is regarded as one of the most interesting and one of the most reliable sources for the knowledge of Russia in the early nineteenth century, full of details about Russian history, culture, daily life, administration, institutions, commerce, etc. Jan Ackersdijck had been a lawyer in Utrecht and in 1825 was appointed professor of political sciences in Liège. After the Belgian revolution of 1830 he left the Southern Netherlands and the following year was appointed professor in Utrecht. He there occupied himself with a variety of subjects, public law, political history, colonial policy, rural economy, etc. He also lectured on statistics and economic theory, and for that has been credited with being the first academic economist in the Netherlands. Though he published a number of smaller works on these subjects he did not expose his economic theory in a more systematic way, yet he is said to have considered himself a follower of Malthus. He was convinced of the importance of own observation of foreign countries and therefore made travels to most European countries. The present book on his travel to Russia is his only more extended publication. He travelled all over Europe to collect data on the geography, population, society, trade, etc. paving the way and laying the foundation for the disciplines that later in the 19th century would be called 'economy' and 'sociology'. Ackersdijck left Utrecht in June 1835, and travelled by way of Hamburg, Kiel and Lübeck to St. Petersburg, and from there to Novgorod, Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Kazan, Simbirsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Hamburg to return to Utrecht in October of the same year. SEE: Cat. Russica A135. NNBW IV,c.9. Butter p.54, Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 13; Cat. NHSM I, p.196; Tiele, Bibl. 24; WorldCat shows 2 copies.
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Book number: F2576
GBP 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 169.25 US$ 186.38 | JP¥ 20331]
Catalogue: Russian History
Keywords: Russian Travel Russia Rare

 
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.
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Book number: 091849-13
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Bibliophile Limited Editions English Literature

 
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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Book number: F1942
GBP 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 216 US$ 237.8 | JP¥ 25940]
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Keywords: Bibliophile First Editions Rare Bibliophile Masereel Belgium Wood Engraving Rare

 
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 2 Volumes
. 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.+ A de Démidoff: Voyage dans La Russie meridionale et la Crimee, par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie, execute en 1837. Paris, 1840.in half blue morocoo binding, gilt titling. 7+621+(3) pp. pag. 64 plates by affet. Frontispiece: Nicolaas I on horseback . PAYMENT FOR THSE 2 VOLUMES ONLY VIA BANK TRANSFER.
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Book number: F2901
GBP 9500.00 [Appr.: EURO 11088.5 US$ 12211.23 | JP¥ 1332039]
Catalogue: Russia
Keywords: Russia Rare Russian History Travel

 
DOUGLAS, LORD ALFRED (ED.)
The Spirit Lamp: Ii , 13 May 1892; Iii. 20 May 1892; Iv, 27 May 1892; V, 3 June 1892; Vi, 10 June 1892; Volume 2, I, 21 October 1892; Volume 3, Ii, 17 February 1893; Volume Iv, I, May 1893; Volume Iv, Ii, May 1893 .
. description of the last 2 issues (the rarest) : James Thornton, 1893. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. May, June, 1893. First editions. Vol. IV, No. I, II. Original blue printed wrappers.. Vol. IV # 1 with contributions by John Addington Symonds (2), Alfred Douglas (3), Lionel Johnson, Pierre Louys, and others. Vol. IV # II pages 49-100 - contributions by Oscar Wilde "The Disciple," Alfred Douglas (2), John Addington Symonds, Eric Stenbok, A. R. Bayley (2), Gleeson White, H. M. Beerbohm. The original Spirit Lamp came to prominence when its editor, Sandy Wason, sold it to a Magdalen undergraduate and Old Wykehamist, Lord Alfred Douglas late in 1892. Bosie, as he was known to his friends, already had publishing experience behind him: at Winchester he had co-founded and edited a magazine called The Pentagram. From December 1892 to June 1893, he published poetry and prose in five issues of the Spirit Lamp, which bore the new subtitle 'An Aesthetic, Literary and Critical Magazine'. the first 3 series were subtitled: an Oxford Magazine without News. PLEASE ASK FOR FULL DESCRIPTION OF CONDITION AND CONTENTS BEFORE ORDERING . James Thornton was the brother of the founder of Thornton's bookshop (est. 1835) and uncle of John Henry Thornton the 2nd generation bookseller in Broad street, Oxford. TOGETHER 9 ISSUES.
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Book number: F2875-B
GBP 1500.00 [Appr.: EURO 1751 US$ 1928.09 | JP¥ 210322]
Catalogue: Oxford
Keywords: Oxford Oscar Wilde Alfred Douglas Beerbohm

 
GRILLPARZER, FRANZ,
Das Goldene Vliess.
0. Dramatisches Gedicht in drei Abtheilungen. Wien, Wallishausser, 1822; t.p. 302pp.; cont. half marbled calf, ornamental gilt rules to spine, orange-coloured lettering-piece, marbled boards, yellow edges; spine a little rubbed, slight abrasure to marbled paper of front board. A near-fine copy of the first edition.
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Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare German Literature Bindings Drama Austrian Literature

 
HAECKEL, ERNST:
Ursprung Und Entwicklung Thierischer Gewebe. Ein Histogenetischer Beitrag Zur Gastrea-Theorie.
. Separat-Abbruck [ = offprint ] aus der Jen. Ueitschrift für Naturwissenschaft, Bd. XVIII N.F. XI. Bd. - Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1884, 8°, [4]71 pp. no front cover. With a signed dedication by the author to Dr. Rudolf Buri dated Jena, 4.8.1894. First Edition! Ernst Heinrich Haeckel (1834-1919), prominent German biologist, zoologist, and philosopher. He studied medicine and natural philosophy at Würzburg, Berlin, and Vienna, and became professor of zoology, Jean (1865-1908). He is famous for his work on a number of scientific expeditions to Canary Islands (1866-67), Red Sea (1873), Ceylon (1881-82), Java (1900-01), among others. Haeckel was the first German advocate of organic evolution and early supporter of Darwin and evolution. Haeckel enunciated biogenetic law that in the development of the individual animal the stages in the evolutionary history of the postulating species are repeated, postulating as illustration a hypothetical ancestral form (gastraea) represented by the gastrula stage of the individual; first to draw up a genealogical tree relating the various animal orders. His works include Monographie der Radiolaren (1862), Generelle Morphologie der Organismen (1866), Naturliche Schopfungsgeschichte Anthropogenie order Entwicklungsgeschichte (1868), des Menschen (1874), Studien zur Gastraeatheorie (1877), Monismus als Band zwischen Religion und Wissenschaft (1892), and Weltratzel (1899). DIF DSB.
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Book number: F3126
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Keywords: Medical History of Medicine Rare Biology

 
HATTO, A.T. [ED.],
The Memorial Feast the Memorial Feast for Kokotoy-Khan (Kokotoydun Asi): A Kirghiz Epic Poem
. [London Oriental Series Vol.33]. Oxford, 1977; xvi, 283pp.; orig. cl. d.w.; short tears in d.w. Apart from the tears in the d.w. an excellent copy, warmly inscribed by the editor in 1977. Edited for the first time from a copy of the unique manuscript, with translation and commentary. An edition and translation of, along with extensive commentary on, the earliest Kirghiz oral traditional epic extant, a poem which "bears witness to a pithy and at times ornate bardic style with well-worn, beautifully structured epithets and other formulae.." (p. 90). Demonstrates that the existing manuscript is a fair copy of a field record made by Valikhanov, documents parallel passages, and includes (Appendix 8, pp. 269-70) remarks by Radlov on oral performance and improvisation. Notes also Parry's debt to Kirghiz oral poetry and to Radlov (1885) in particular. ? Arthur Thomas Hatto, F. B. A. was born in London in 1910 and was educated at Dulwich College (1923-27) and King?s College, London (1927-32). While Lektor für Englisch at the University of Bern he made his edition of a pre-Lutheran German translation of the Apocalypse, for which he was awarded the M. A. with Distinction of London University (1934). From an Assistant Lectureship in German at King?s College (1939), he was appointed Reader (1946), then Professor of German Language and Literature in the University of London (1953) until his retirement (1977). He served as a Governor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, gave the Foundation Day Lecture there (Shamanism and Epic Poetry in Northern Asia, 1970) and was elected an Honorary Fellow (1981). [ DL 3/5].
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Book number: F0420
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Catalogue: oriental Studies
Keywords: Central Asia Kirghistan Epic Oral Literature Ethnology Ian

 
VETTERLING (HERMAN).
The Illuminate of Goerlitz Or Jackob Boehme's (1575-1624) Life and Philosophy, a Comparative Study,
. Leipzig, Markert & Petters, 1923,X, 1453pp. a few b&w illusts. incl. frontispiece. errata leaf loosely inserted as issued, Original cloth binding stamped in gilt in plain card slipcase, 4to, one of a limited edition of only 50 unnumbered copies. 2 top corners sl. bumped. 2minuted tears at bottom of spine. An edition of 50 leather-bound numbered copies was issued a year prior. A thorough analysis of Boehme"s mystical philosophy. Carl Herman Vetterling (1849,1931), who went by the Tibetan pseudonym Philangi Dasa, was a Theosophist and Swedenborgian who converted to Buddhism in 1884. One of the first Americans to officially embrace Buddhism, he founded The Buddhist Ray in Santa Cruz, California in 1887, which was the first Buddhist journal in the United States.
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Book number: F2812
GBP 115.00 [Appr.: EURO 134.25 US$ 147.82 | JP¥ 16125]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Philosophy Buddhism Mysticism Theosophy Swedenborg

 
JENNINGS, ELIZABETH
A Dream of Spring.
. Poems by Elizabeth Jennings. With Illustrations by Anthony Rossiter. Stratford-upon-Avon , The Celandine Press 1980, (Printed by The Whittington Press),, ] First Edition Tall octavo, green cloth spine (with publisher's printed spine label), Whittington marbled paper-covered boards, (32) pages, illustrated (with five, tipped-in, sepia plates by Anthony Rossiter). A sequence of seventeen new poems by Elizabeth Jennings Signed by Elizabeth Jennings, and artist Anthony Rossiter, on the limitation page (as issued). Printed for The Celandine Press, at The Whittington Press, on Zerkall mould-made paper, hand set in Bell type. Issued without printed dust jacket). First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies of which this is number 44, Prestine copy. Offered here together with the press' green A-4 publication announcement and a postcard by the poet written to her parents in October 1955 from Rome with 15 lines of text.( private press ).
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Book number: F2787
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Poetry English Literature Limited Signed

 
JENNINGS. ELIZABETH,
An Oxford Cycle. Poems
. Oxford, Thornton's , 1987, [4] 16pp. illustrated wrappers, one of a limited edition of 538 copies. Not many of this edition survive, most were destroyed as a result of a flood. Elizabeth Jennings Elizabeth Joan Jennings, poet, born July 18 1926; died October 26 2001. Elizabeth was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, England in July 18, 1926. Her father was a respected Chief Medical Officer who moved the family to Oxford when she was six years old. She later discovered poetry while attending the Oxford high school. After attending St Anne's College, Oxford, Elizabeth became a librarian at Oxford city library. Having more time to focus on her writing she published her first collection of poetry (1953) which drew the attention of Robert Conquest. Mr. Conquest would later publish her work with the likes of famous authors Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, Thom Gunn and others in his 1956 - - New Lines Anthology - - , which would later become known as - - The Movement - - . Throughout the 1960's, Elizabeth was one of the most popular poets in England. She never married and published a great number of works. Elizabeth once said, "I write fast and revise very little. A street in North Oxford has now been named after. We are certain she would not have approved. THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW COPIES THE AUTHOR SIGNED, IT IS MARKED D . She only signed 6 copies of the 38 specials. [ Dr - M - 2 ].
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Book number: F2421-2
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists2 Signaturebook Limited Edition Poetry English Literature Oxford

 
JOYCE, JAMES
Ulysses
. London Folio Society 2004 Limited and Numbered Edition Published on 16 June, 2004 to mark the Centenary of the day on which the action of the book is set. The edition was limited to 1760 copies. In full goatskin binding, blocked with a design by Jeff Clements (a turquoise-blue leather, with gilt and black decoration) with gold colour endpapers. In a dark blue buckram-bound solander box blocked with Joyce's signature in gilt on the front and used with special permission of the Joyce estate and the title in gilt on spine side. The text used is the one as issued in the 1998 Folio Society edition (which takes the text of the 1926 second edition) set in Old Style with Pastonchi display. Illustrated with 18 etchings with gold leaf by Mimo Paladino. With gilded top edge and ribbon marker, 758 pages, 18 plates, Introduction by Jacques Aubert and a new, revised 2004 preface by the author's grandson Stephen James Joyce. Paladino's etchings were first published in a limited edition of 18 copies. In new condition in original box.
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Book number: F1786-4
GBP 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 216 US$ 237.8 | JP¥ 25940]
Keywords: Wim Meeuws Ireland Eire Limited Editions Bibliophile Folio

 
JUNCKER, CHRISTIAN. [1668 - 1714 ].
Das Guldene Und Silberne Ehren-Gedächtniß Des Theuren Gottes-Lehrers D. Martini Lutheri. In Welchem Dessen Leben, Tod, Familie Und Reliquien, Benebst Den Vornehmsten Geschichten Der Evangelischen Reformation, Wie Auch Der Evangelischen Jubel-Feyern,
1706. umständlich beschrieben, und auf eine sonderbar anmuthige Art, aus mehr als zwey hundert Medaillen oder Schau-Müntzen und Bildnissen von rarer Curiosität, mit auserlesenen Anmerkungen, erkläret werden. Durch Christian Juncker/Dresdensen, Hoch-Fürstlichen Sachsen-Hennebergischen gesamten Historiographum. Schleusingen, gedruckt von Georg Wilhelm Göbel, und zu finden in Franckfurt und Leipzig / Beij Johann Andreä Endters sel. Sohn und Erben, ANNO M DCC VI , [1706]. (195 x 120mm). [LVI] 562, [xii = Register] + 2 blank leaves. Complete with the double-page frontispiece and 8 full-page engraved plates of portraits, some of which folding, included in the pagination. Also a folding genealogical chart [not included in the pagination ] With 213 copper-engraved impressions of medals in the text. Decorative head- and tail-pieces and initials. Printed in Fraktur, Half-title, Title-page printed in red and black, In full contemporary vellum binding.title handwritten in ink on spine which also has a few remnants of a typed label. A very good and tight copy, a few mm. missing from top corner of f. e.p. and first blank . First enlarged German edition of the Latin edition. - Contains medals concerning Luther, Brenz, Bucer, Calvin, Melanchton, Menno Symons, Viret, Zwingli, Cromwell, Erasmus, Dürer, etc. see: Lipsius p. 204. Jackson 1432. / Mit 1 gestoch. Titel, 1 genealog. Tabelle, 8 ganzs. Portraitkupfern und ueber 200 Vignetten im Text. Frankfurt-Leipzig, Endter (Sohn u. Erben), 1706. 29 Bll. 562 S. 6 Bll. (Reg.). Prgt. mit hs. RSchild und hs. RTitel (etwas berieben und fleckig, Schild mit Fehlstellen). 300.-Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Schottenloher 10979. - Lipsius-L. 204. - Die Tafeln mit den Portraits I.uthers u. Katharina v. Bora. Die schonen Kupfer fein u. deutlich gestochen, die Miinzen von Juncker ausfuhrlich beschrieben. Mit der kompletten Suite der Portraits I.uthers und seiner Familie. Wichtiges, in dieser Vollstiindigkeit seltenes Quellenwerk tiir die Luther-Ikonographie. - Seiten teils etwas fleckig.
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Book number: F2603
GBP 24.50 [Appr.: EURO 28.75 US$ 31.49 | JP¥ 3435]
Catalogue: Theology
Keywords: Reformation Protestant Theology Religion Rare

 
KERGUELEN TREMAREC, YVES JOSEPH DE,
Relation D'un Voyage Dans la Mer Du Nord, Aux Cotes D'islande, Du Groenland,, de Ferro, de Schettland, Des Orcades & de Norwege; Faite En 1767 & 1768.
. 1771. Paris, 1771; 4to; viii, [iv], 220 pp. with 10 engraved plates [3 folding], and 8 maps [7 folding]; title printed in red and black with a fine engraved vignette, two further fine copper-egraved vignettes; AN UNCUT COPY IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S MOTTLED BLUE PAPER-COVERED BOARDS with a contemporary hand-written paper label on the spine; edges worn and rubbed, short marginal split to rear hinge at head of spine, very slight loss at base of spine, surface of boards expertly restored, very small damp-stain in extreme top margins of c.30 pages, minute worm-holes in inner margins of c. 12 pages and to last 20 pages, affecting a few letters. First edition. Internally a clean fresh copy overall, in the original boards. The famous plates are engraved after Eisen. This copy is complete with the sixth leaf of the prelims, printed on one side only ("Avis au Relieur" with list of maps and plates giving relevant pages). This leaf is frequently lacking, having then been discarded by the binder after use. see: Chadenat, n°607 ; Sabin, n°37617 ; Cox, II, 21.
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Book number: IS001040
GBP 1345.00 [Appr.: EURO 1570 US$ 1728.85 | JP¥ 188589]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Travel French Maritime Naval History Rare Travel and Exploration Illustrated Scotland Scandinavia Greenland Iceland Orkney Lapps

 
LAWLOR, JOHN & AUDEN W.H. (COLLECTED BY)
To Nevill Coghill from Friends
. Faber & Faber,1966, First edition 3-156pp. : front. (port.) plate, orange cloth in d/j jacket frayed at edges, cloth spine sl. worn at the bottom, armorial bookplate insuide front board, pwencil annot on 1st e.p. some small remnants of cellotape on 1st e.p. with the publisher's compliments slip , obituary Nevill Coghill in the Tmes dated 10.11.1980 + facsimilés of Coghill's letter to David Luke of 30 Oct '61 and of his risqué poem "nous n'irons plus" [ see Oxford, Bodleian Library shelfmark MS. 15021 ] + draft version of 'Thanks before going, for Wystan', Coghill's contribution to Auden's Festschrift, For W.H. Auden, published 21 Feb 1972, photocopy of typescript same shelf mark.
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Book number: F3234
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 64.25 US$ 70.7 | JP¥ 7712]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Oxford Gay

 
MALORY , SIR THOMAS ILLUSTRATED BY AUBREY BEARDSLEY
Le Morte D'arthur
Dent. Ill.: Beardsley. J. M. Dent & Co. Ltd. 1988 , a very fine and complete copy with the slip-case. ; IV, 538 p. [26] leaves of plates : ill. ; 31 cm. This edition is a fine facsimile of the fourth edition. weight 4 KG. ISBN 10: 0460078453 / ISBN 13: 9780460078450 [ heavy volume, ask for postal quote first ]. (ISBN: 0460078453) .
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Book number: F3216
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Keywords: Arthurian Illustated Rare 0460078453

 
NEUDA, FANNY [ GEB. SCHMIEDL ]
Stunden Der Andacht. Ein Gebet- Und Erbauungsbuch Für Israels Frauen Und Jungfrauen, Zur öffentlichen Und Häuslichen Andacht, So Wie Für Alle Verhältnisse Des Weiblichen Lebens.
. Prague, Brandeis, n.d. 26th edition , VIII, 176pp. Fanny Schmiedl Neuda (1819-1894).published the first Jewish women¿s prayer book to be written 'by a woman in 1855. In addition to containing formal Jewish worship practices, this work covered both public and private events in the life of a Jewish woman. Fanny Neuda (née Schmiedl, b. March 6, 1819 - d. April 6, 1894) was a Jewish writer best known for her popular collection of prayers, Stunden Der Andacht (1855). She was born in Lomnice (Lobnig), Moravia to the family of Rabbi Yehudah Schmiedl (1776-1855, present-day Czech Republic). After marrying Abraham Neuda (1812-1854), she moved to Loštice, where her husband served as rabbi. After Abraham Neuda's death in 1854, her book of prayers became widely published. She died at the age of 75 years in the spa town of Merano (present-day Italy). In 2015, a plaque honouring her was unveiled in Loshtice. Neuda's collection of Jewish prayers is unique by virtue of its being the first collection of Jewish prayers composed in German by a Jewish woman. Earlier collections of te?innot - petitionary prayers, comprising a growing literature of devotional works for prayer outside of the shul had been authored by Jewish men and less commonly by Jewish women. (See the prayer of Glückel of Hameln (1646-1724) translated by Kaeren Fish in A Jewish Women's Prayer Book (e.d. Aliza Lavie 2008)). After Neuda's work was published in 1855, it attained such great popularity among Jewish women in Central Europe, that it was published in more than 30 editions (some of which were illustrated).1. At least one siddur published by Raphael Jacob Fürstenthal in 1897 appended her complete Stunden Der Andacht to it.
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Book number: F3187
GBP 9.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.21 | JP¥ 1332]
Catalogue: Judaica
Keywords: Judaica Jewish Jews

 
LE PAGE RENOUF, SIR PETER, (23 AUGUST 1822 - 14 OCTOBER 1897) INTRODUCTION
The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum, 1890 with the Translation Volume 1895. Together 2 Volumes
. An uncommon first edition and presentation copy of this facsimile of the Book of the Dead, published just two years after the purchase of the original for the British Museum. Rarely seen, and almost always a poor institutional copy. Featuring, 37 double-page colour lithograph plates,errata slip, collated complete. Skilfully restored by Maltby's, the Oxford bindery(established I n 1834, one year before Thornton's. ) Full black cloth with leather title label on the spine, initial pages including first end papers carefully restored, damp discolouration still visible. [ see/ask for images ] "elephant folio" (14 x 21 inches) facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani, published by the British Museum in 1890, a magnificent volume. This first edition contains a valuable Introduction by Mr. Le Page Renouf, then Keeper of the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities. [ a Guernseyman, was described by Lord Acton as "the most learned Englishman I know". ] The edition contained no translation, simply presenting a colour-lithographed facsimile of the sheets of the Papyrus. In 1895, the translation of the Papyrus by Wallis Budge was published intended as a companion to the 1890 facsimile which we add here. The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc. London, British Museum 1895. Solid quarto later buckram; clv, 1 ,377pp. Presentation stamp from the British Museum on the title and some unobtrusive blind stamps of a library, a rather good copy, Small-folio. It contains the hieroglyphic text of the Papyrus with interlinear transliteration and word for word translation, a full description of the vignettes, and a running translation. The reader was expected to read the translation, while looking at the pictures of the scroll in the facsimile.
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PRATCHETT, TERRY
Mort a Discworld Comic.
Gollancz. Ill.: Higgins. illustrated by Graham Higgins. V G Graphics, Victor Gollancz 1994, first edition in this version. Fine Hardback. (ISBN: 0575056975) .
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UNWIN, RAYNER
The Making of the Lord of the Rings. Limited Edition of 112 Copies
. 2018, 112 copies printed in June 2018. In coloured covers and with some added bibliographical information . 2 editions: A] 100 copies in stapled card covers numbered 1 - 100, with the ISBN 1 85476 052 1 and B] 12 copies in Italian hand-made marbled paper covered boards and linen spine numbered I - XII with the ISBN 1 85476 053 X. Originally Issued in a limited edition of 250 copies on the occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble college Oxford. 1992, 8pp. text and covers on cream paper and thin board and reprinted unchanged with the same ISBN (100 copies) in 2007. Rayner Unwin first published a shorter version of this in The Bookseller. Wim Meeuws (Thornton's Bookshop) asked him if he would give permission to publish this. Unwin immediately consented and not only that, he sent a longer updated version. The booklet came out just on time for the occasion of J.R.R. Tolkien's centenary celebrations in 1992 and all copies were practically sold during the Oxford Tolkien conference and Oxonmoot. THIS IS ONE OF THE SPECIAL EDITION: 12 copies in Italian hand-made marbled paper covered boards and linen spine numbered I - XII with the ISBN 1 85476 053 X. this edition has a small coloured decorative motive on the title page and a facsimile of Rayner Unwin's signature taken from the one copy he signed in 1992 on the last text page (inside rear cover) UNIQUE COPY MARKED WAM ( PUBLISHER'S COPY ). (ISBN: 185476053X) .
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UNWIN , RAYNER,
The Making of the Lord of the Rings. Limited Edition of 112 Copies
. 2018, 112 copies printed in June 2018. In coloured covers and with some added bibliographical information . 2 editions: A] 100 copies in stapled card covers numbered 1 - 100, with the ISBN 1 85476 052 1 and B] 12 copies in Italian hand-made marbled paper covered boards and linen spine numbered I - XII with the ISBN 1 85476 053 X. Originally Issued in a limited edition of 250 copies on the occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble college Oxford. 1992, 8pp. text and covers on cream paper and thin board and reprinted unchanged with the same ISBN (100 copies) in 2007. Rayner Unwin first published a shorter version of this in The Bookseller. Wim Meeuws (Thornton's Bookshop) asked him if he would give permission to publish this. Unwin immediately consented and not only that, he sent a longer updated version. The booklet came out just on time for the occasion of J.R.R. Tolkien's centenary celebrations in 1992 and all copies were practically sold during the Oxford Tolkien conference and Oxonmoot. This edition has a small coloured decorative motive on the title page and a facsimile of Rayner Unwin's signature taken from the one copy he signed in 1992 on the last text page (inside rear cover) one of the copies of the of the regular edition 1-100. (ISBN: 1854760521) .
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