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ADELUNG, JOHANN CHRISTOPH,
Versuch
0. 1774. vollstaendigen grammatisch-kritischen Woerterbuches der hochdeutschen Mundart mit bestaendiger Vergleichung der uebrigen Mundarten, besonders aber der oberdeutschen. Dem noch beygefueget ist des Herrn M.Fulda Preisschrift ueber die beyden deutschen Haupt=Dialecte. Five Volumes, Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1774 - 1786; 4to; xvi, 60, two folding tables, [i], 1840 columns, 1856 columns, 1716 columns, 1704, 476 columns (the pages are printed in numbered double columns); Mid-nineteenth century North German binding of black half leather, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled paper-covered boards, speckled edges, short split at head of spine of last volume; when the set was bound or rebound ca. 1850, the title-pages of the first four volumes were restored and mounted on paper, as well as the separate title-page to Fulda's "Preisschrift" and the final page of the first volume, and one other margin was restored: this has resulted in the loss of part of one word on the imprint on the first title-page ["Verlegts"]. FIRST EDITION. Our volume V contains Part One only - "[des] fuenften und letzten Theils Erste Haelfte, von W - Z ".
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ANON.,
Bilder Und Reime,
0. 1184. Reime und Bilder fuer Kinder. Erste [und Zweite] Lieferung. Dresden, bei J.Naumann. Pictures and Rhymes, Rhymes and Pictures, for Children. London, D. Bogue, n.d. [1844]; c. 16.5 x 12.5 cm.; English publisher's red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, front board lettered in gilt with gilt pictorial vignette, yellow endpapers, a.e.g.; recased, one gathering detached, scattered foxing, some light finger-marks, light damp-stain to nearly half the contents. A rare and charming German illustrated children's book, which seems to survive as often as not in this two-language edition. This is not properly a bi-lingual edition, but the original Dresden edition, each page with a lithographed illustration and verse in German, printed on one side only, bound together with an English translation in letterpress of each verse, also printed on one side only. Compare the Oppenheim copy (Hauswedell & Nolte, Auktion 200 [1974], Lot 191, in later half leather), likewise German and English; Seebass II, 186 [offering just the Dresden Edition, a slightly cropped copy]: "Originalausgabe eines der feinsten Kinderbuecher der vierziger Jahre; es zeigt den Einfluss der Hey-Speckterschen Fabelausgben.."; Rümann, Die Illustrierten Bücher des 19. Jahrhunderts, No.1908. Hoff-Budde's 1922 bibliography of works illustrated by Ludwig Richter lists 29 of the 48 illustrations as lithographed after Richter. In our copy the first book of the German "Bilder und Reime" consists of illustrated title-page and 22 pages [of 24]: it lacks two pages - page 14 "Miesekaetzchen" and Page 16 "Der Morgen"; its first four pages were bound in the wrong order when the book was recased, while two other illustrations, pages 12 and 13, were misnumbered from the start by the printer. The second book of "Bilder und Reime" is complete, with title-page and 24 pages of illustrated text, though dampstained within the lower third of the pages. The English "Pictures and Rhymes" has one title-page, in letter-press, (as is correct,) and 47 (of 48) pages, the translator's "Preface" being printed on the verso of the first page of English verse; it lacks the text for "Puss". Photocopies of all the missing pages have been obtained and are supplied with our copy.
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ANON.,
Homers Odyssee
0. 1802. neu travestiret; oder Ulysses am Zusammenflusse des achtzehnten und neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. "Ithaka im Jahre X". Zu finden in Mannheim bei Schwan und Goetz, 1802; 222, [ii] advertisements, [i] errata, with frontispiece; original blue-grey paper-covered boards; contemporary owner'sname on front pastedown, extremely light stain to top of frontispiece. First, and probably sole edition. A jeu d'esprit which casts a satirical eye on the manners of its period, with a remarkable copper-engraved frontispiece by d'Argent showing the protagonist - in the costume of the late eighteenth century - about to board an air balloon. A second volume is announced on page 222, but we do not believe this ever appeared.
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Book number: IS002069
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Keywords: Ianweb Eighteenth Century German Literature Nineteenth Century German Literature Ballooning Aviation Air Travel Hot Air Balloons Ballooning Antiquarian Rare Illustrated

 
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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BARING-GOULD, SABINE.
Early Reminiscences.
0. 1923. 1834 - 1864. London, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1923; xvi, 350 pp. with frontispiece and 24 plates; publisher's blue cloth with darker blue rules, gilt lettering on spine'; very short split at head of spine, occasional light foxing. First edition.
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Book number: IS002304
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BARRIE, J.M. ,
Farewell, Miss Julie Logan : A Wintry Tale
. Published in the supplement to THE TIMES, Thursday, December 24, 1931, 6pp. frayed, browned, Text in three columns, Folded into eighths with splits and small holes along folds. Edges chipped and tear to last page. 1931. True first edition. 8pp (the story 6 pp.):: 450mm x 350mm . the very first appearance.
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Book number: F2557
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BLACKWELL, BASIL, - TOLKIEN
Fifty New Poems for Children
0. An Anthology selected from Books recently published by Basil Blackwell. Oxford, n.d; .64pp.; publisher's boards with pictorial title mounted,printed paper label on spine; spine slightly bumped and worn at head, label on spine a little chipped, rear board partially faded, neat contemporary ownership entries on front endpapers. A good copy of the first edition of this anthology, though by definition not the first printing of any of the poems. The poets includeEleanor Farjeon, Robert Graves, Edith Sitwell, and J.R.R.Tolkien ("Goblin Feet").
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Book number: IS002161
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BOEHRINGER, ROBERT [ED.],
Briefwechsel Zwischen George Und Hofmannsthal
. Berlin, Georg Bondi, 1938; 262 pp.; publisher's canvas-covered boards, lettered in gilt. First edition.
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BOURGOING, J.F.,
Travels in Spain
0. 1809. [A Collection of Voyages and Travels, from the Discovery of America, to the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century. Volume 25]. London, For Sir Richard Phillips, 1809; ii, 392pp. with folding frontispiece map of Spain and 16 folding plates; c. 16.5 x 10.5 cm.; original boards, uncut;; boards loose and very rubbed and used [front board detached], lacking much of the paper on the spine though only a small chip from the original printed title-label, stitching poor, and broken at several points (one or two gatherings almost detached, plates mostly damp-stained or spotted. The French first edition was published in 1788-89, and Sir Richard Phillips' edition in English first appeared in 1808. The plates include the Royal Palace of St. Ildefonso, the Palace of the Escurial (this plate neither spotted nor stained), the Royal Palace of Aranjurz, a plan of Cadiz, and twelve scenes of the bull-fight (corner of outer margin of one plate torn with loss). A rebinding or working copy, with all the plates.
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Book number: IS002287
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BRADBURY, EDWARD,
All About Derbyshire.
0. 1884. With sixty illustrations by W.H.J.Boot, J.S.Gresley, W.C.Keene, Ll. Jewett et al. London & Derby, 1884; xvi, 396, 52 pp. with numerous illustrations; publisher's red cloth ruled in blind, spine gilt-lettered; spine discoloured where a large label has been removed, front cover very slightly marked, edges very slightly spotted. First edition. An informative, detailed, yet brightly-written series of essays with good illustrations from wood-engravings. [An "Extra Edition, with 12 platinotype plates, is advertised, but our copy is the ordinary edition, with text illustrations but not plates]. The essays are grouped as "Derbyshire Dales", "Derbyshire Hills", "Derbyshire Halls", Derbyshire Spas", "Railway Readings" ("Through the Peak on the Engine of the Express" and "Over the High Peak Railway"], and, finally, "Random Readings". The last section of over 50 pages is of advertisements by mostly Derbyshire firms. Loosely inserted is a print, minimally embrowned, cut out of a contemporary work, captioned "Winter-Time - Feeding the deer in Chatsworth Park", which has been professionally hand-coloured.
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Book number: IS00625
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BRIDGE, ANN,
And Then You Came.
0. 1948. A Novel. London, Chatto & Windus, 1948; 319, [i]pp.; publisher's turquoise cloth boards, dust wrapper; spine and boards faded at top and bottom, endpapers a little spotted, a few very small brown spots to edges of cloth boards; chip at top of dust-wrapper with loss affecting the first two words of the title on the spine, and top of front panel to a lesser degree, and a few brown spots and very short splits or tears on dust-wrapper. A good presentation copy of the first edition, boldly inscribed by the author in ink on the front free endpaper: "Dr Paul Jacobsthal - in gratitude for much help and kindness - from Ann Bridge".The dust-wrapper was designed by Irene Hawkins.
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BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT,
Sonnets.
0. 1901. London, R.Brimley Johnson, 1901; 16mo; [vi], 74 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's vellum, leather labels on spine and on front board, t.e.g.; boards soiled, with a burnmark on the front board and a small stain on the rear board, spine label bably chipped, with loss. This copy is No. 1 of the edition on Japanese vellum - with the title-page vignette, initials and numerals printed in red, and was originally presented to the Victorian artist George Frederick Watts, who is thanked by the publishers in a printed note on the first page "for his kindness in allowing them to reproduce his picture of "Love and Life" as frontispiece": the intricate pictorial bookplate of the artist, Watts, is mounted on the front paste-down.
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LE BRUN, ANNIE
Sur le Champ
. Paris, Editions Surréalistes, 1967, Avis au lecteur de Radovan Ivsic. Six collages originaux de Toyen. fine copy. number 846 of an edition of 900 copies, printed on fine pink Buvard Extra-Marais paper. black protected wrappers .illustrated with six collages et three pointes-sèches Issu de la collaboration entre l’auteure Annie Le Brun et l’artiste visuelle Toyen, Sur le champ est un livre surréaliste de quarante pages, respectant un format moyen de 25 centimètres par 16,5 centimètres. Aux quarante pages sur lesquelles cohabitent texte et collages s’ajoutent un justificatif de tirage - l’édition originale a été tirée en 900 exemplaires — et un achevé d’imprimé. Textes et collages ont été imprimés sur un papier buvard de couleur rose, matériel plus poreux que le papier régulier, rappelant la texture de la toile d’artiste. Originaire de Tchécoslovaquie, l’artiste Toyen est d’abord connue pour avoir cofondé le groupe surréaliste de Prague avec son ami, le peintre Styrský. En 1947, elle s’exile à Paris, prend part au mouvement surréaliste et collabore avec plusieurs artistes, notamment Annie Le Brun et Radovan Ivsich. While still a student, Annie Le Brun discovered the shock of surrealism; She read Nadja first, hand copying Crazy Love and the Anthology of Black Humor. Shortly after, in 1963, she met André Breton and took part in the activities of the surrealist movement until 1969, on the dissolution of the group. Later, against what she considered to be the programmed liquidation of singularity, love and distraction, she confided that "with the surrealists one breathed, if only to discover the multiplicity of horizons what will have opened this unique attempt in the twentieth century to think all man?" This is how she stood in the wake of surrealism, embracing her quest for "convulsive beauty" and her lyrical insurrection. In 1972, she found a collective activity around Editions Now founded by Pierre Peuchmaurd, with the poet and playwright Radovan Ivsic, who became her companion, as well as Georges Goldfayn, Gerard Legrand and the painter Toyen. The latter had illustrated in 1967 her first poetic book On the field. In these years, she wrote and publishes several other collections, which will be collected in 2004 in a single volume, under the title Ombre pour ombre. During this prolific period of creation, she co-authored, among other collections and essays, three hybrid works in which her poetic writing is combined with illustrations - both photographic and plastics - from different artists: The Crossing of the Alps, co-written in 1972 with Radovan Ivši? and illustrated by the photographs of the Italian sculptor Fabio De Sanctis; Nearby the nomads, a poetic collection illustrated by Toyen in 1972; and finally Annular Moon, poetic story also illustrated by Toyen in 1977.
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BUDDEN, MARIA E.,
Claudine,
0. 1822. or Humility, the Basis of all the Virtues. A Swiss Tale. By the author of "Always Happy", "Nina", "Hints on Happiness", &c. London, J.Harris and Son, 1822; title-pge, 200pp. [lacking half-title], with copper-engraved frontispiece containing two half-page hand-coloured illustrations and six further half-page hand-coloured copper-engraved illustrations on four plates [of five]; twentieth century grey boards, printed label on spine; offsetting of plates on onto opposite pages, a little spotting or brown stains, mostly to margins, and a light brown stain to the lower corner of about the last 30 pages of text. First edition. Moon 74. An acceptable copy of the first edition, the illustrations beautifully coloured, which has lost one plate and become a little browned and a little used over the years, and been rebound in period-style boards around 1970..
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Book number: IS002302
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BURGESS, ANTHONY,
Honey for the Bears
0. 1963. London, Heinemann, 1963; 256 pp.; publisher's orange boards, dust wrapper; prelims and edges of contents slightly spotted, dust wrapper worn at edges and hinges, with short tears and two letters inked in by an owner. First edition.
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