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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 ". A BULKY ITEM. PLEASE ENQUIRE WITH US COST OF POSTAGE.
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Book number: IS00987TRAVE
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Catalogue: Dictionaries
Keywords: Ianweb Trave German Language Linguistics German Dictionaries 18th Century Eighteenth Century Antiquarian Rare Reference

 
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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Book number: IS00962
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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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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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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,
J.Harris. 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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Keywords: Ianweb, Children's Illustrated Books, Early Children's Books, John Harris Publications Switzerland, Juvenile

 
BUSCH, WILHELM,
Max Und Moritz Bilderbuch
. Zürich, Fritz Ott, n.d. [c. 1935]; c. 29 x22.5 cm.; 24 unnumbered pages with text and colour-printed illustrations; publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards; very small loss of the red paper that covers the rear boards (about 1.5 x 4 cm.). First edition thus, A good, clean copy..
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Book number: IS002175
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Keywords: Ianweb German Children's Books German Illustrated Books German Humour

 
CANTIMORI, DELIO,
Italienische Haeretiker
0. 1949. der Spaetrenaissance. Deutsch von Werner Kaegi. Basel, 1949; xiv, 509 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's cloth; spine slightly faded, corners of boards and of a few pages minimally bumped. The first edition in German, prepared in 1942 but not published until after the war. An fine association copy, bearing in the top margin of the title page a warm signed inscription in Italian by the the author to the late Professor Edgar Wind (1900 - 1971), Oxford Professor of the History of Art, celebrating the renewal of their old friendship: " a Edgar Wind con antica e felicemente rinnovata amicizia il suo D. Cantimori. Roma 1950".
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Book number: IS002119
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Keywords: Ianweb Association Copies Signed Books German Italian History Religion Renaissance Reformation Theology

 
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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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Bibliophile Limited Editions English Literature

 
CLERK, THOMAS,
The Works of William Hogarth. 2 Volumes
0. 1821. (Including "The Analysis of Beauty"), elucidated by Descriptions Critical, Moral, and Historical .. to which is prefixed Some Account of his Life. London, R.Scholey, 1821; vi, [vi], 203, [iv], 96pp. + " The Analysis of Beauty" with unnumbered pages, with title-page vignettes and 86 plates; nineteenth-century half deep blue morocco over blue marbled boards, blue marbled endpapers, rebacked with matching buckram; slight rubbing to extremities of the boards and one or two small chips, marginal loss to Plate IX, but a well-bound set, professionally repaired, the contents clean. One of several handbooks to the engraved versions of Hogarth's paintings which appeared after his lifetime. Plates 54 and 55 have not been bound in, and the letterpress for "Before and After" implies they may have been deliberately omitted; there is no plate 84, but this is probably not called for, as the letterpress at this point directs the reader to the title-page vignette for the illustration; the numeration of the plates is eccentric, with plates one would expect in the first volume bound [correctly] in the second, but the plates are otherwise complete. The pages of "The Analysis of Beauty" are unnumbered, but page numbers are given in the margins of the text. apparently referring to the pagination of the first edition.This is a very interesting association copy. The front paste-down of each volume bears a decorative bookplate by Provost Blondel (Paris) of a flowery wreath with interwined initials we have not deciphered and the motto "Jamais Cesder". Inscriptions on the bookplates show that the book once belonged to the English author W.Somerset Maugham, and that he gave it as a present to the American writer Glenway Wescott. Wescott, a friend of Katherine Anne Porter and Thornton Wilder as well as of Maugham, was a widely read and admired novelist in the first half of the twentieth century, and lived in Paris for much of his life. He presented this set to the art historian Edgar Wind, who had fled Germany and had posts in the United States in the 1940s (he later became the first Professor of the History of Art at Oxford.) The inscriptions, all written in ink in the margins of the ex-libris, read: "Edgar Wind ex dono Glenway Wescott ex dono W.Somerset Maugham" and "with G.W.'s affection to E.W. - and thanks for his analyses of the spring of 1942 -".
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Book number: IS002217
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Keywords: Ianweb Association Copies Ex-Libris Signatures Hogarth Art History Eighteenth Century Satire Antiquarian Rare 18th Century Illustrated Books Bookplates Glenway Wescott Edgar Wind W. Somerset Maugham American 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
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Keywords: Bibliophile First Editions Rare Bibliophile Masereel Belgium Wood Engraving Rare

 
COWPER, WILLIAM,
The Diverting History of John Gilpin
0. 1828. showing how he went farther than he intended, and came safe home again. With six illustrations by George Cruikshank, engraved on wood by Thompson, Branston, Wright, Slader, and White. London, Charles Tilt, 1828; 16mo; 20, [iv] pp. with 6 plates; publisher's buff printed wrappers; spine and corners of wrappers worn, showing original blue paper underneath, the thread that runs along the outer side of the spine loose, a few light finger-marks or spots; early gift inscription to an E.M.Pickering. A good copy of the first edition of this celebrated ephemeris - reprinting Cowper's popular poem with new illustrations by Cruikshank.
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Book number: IS00685
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DIGBY, ANNE,
The Evolution of British General Practice.
0. 1999. 1850 - 1948. Oxford University Press, 1999; xiv, 376pp. with illustrations and diagrams; publisher's boards, dust-wrapper. A mint copy of the first edition.
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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
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Keywords: Oxford Oscar Wilde Alfred Douglas Beerbohm

 
GANZO, ROBERT,
Du Dancing Ou le Danseur Sentimental
. Paris 1930; 108pp. with frontispiece and vignette by Marcel Vertes; publisher's printed wrappers. An excellent copy of the first edition, with a full-page signed inscription by the author on the half-title page. The edition was limited to 330 copies in all, of which this is No. 124, on velin de Rives.
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Frech Poetry Paris French Illustrated Books Signed Books, Presentation Copies Inscribed Copies Limited Editions Bibliophile Editions

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