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BRASSINGTON, W. SALT,
Historic Worcestershire: Worcestershire Hisotrical, Biographical, Traditional, Legendary and Romantic
. Birmingham, Leicester (Midl. Educ. Co.) & London (Simpkin), c. 1894; qto, 329pp; well illustrated throughout with frontispiece, drawings, decorations & images from photographs; rebound preserving 95 % of the original calf back strip with gilt decorations in 5 compartments;, in green cloth covered boards, the old spine has 5 raised bands and a green leather title label, contents complete and v. good. With frontispiece, 154 illustrations. From the preface-"An attempt has been made to collect and arrange, in chronological order, some of the most important and interesting facts relating to the history of the county of Worcestershire. Included are-The Romans in Worcestershire, On the Old Road, The King and Queen of Bredon Hill, St. Ecgwin of Worcester-King Offa the Terrible, The Legend of St. Kenelm, Pershore Abbey, King Alfred's gift to Worcester, The slaughter of the Hus-carls, A Malvern martyr, Hales Owen Abbey, Battle of Evesham etc. [ DL IV/2 ].
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Keywords: Weblists2 Wim Meeuws English Topography County History Folklore St Kenelm St Oswald Local History St Ecgwin

 
BRITTON, J. AND E.W.BRAYLEY,
Derbyshire from: The Beauties of England and Wales.
0. 1803. [London, c. 1803]; pp. 291 - 552, with copper-engraved title-page and 20 [of 21] copper-engraved plates; modern fine-grained green binder's cloth, spine lettered in gilt; covers marked, outer margins of a few plates cropped quite close (one with loss of part of caption)' The "Derbyshire" section of Volume III of the series (the complete volume would also include Cumberland and the Isle of Man), which gives a guide to the county as Jane Austen's Mr Darcy would have seen it, with beautiful copper-engraved views after Dayes, Moore, Delamotte senior, including a fine plate of Buxton Crescent after a drawing by Dayes. This copy lacks one plate, and the map.
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Keywords: Ianweb Derbyshire English Topography Antiquarian Illustrated Books English History

 
BROWNE , JOSEPH ET AL (CONTRIB.)
Gratulatio Solennis Universitatis Oxoniensis Ob Celsissimum Georgium Fred. Aug. Walliæ Principem Georgio Iii. Et Charlottæ Reginæ Auspicatissime Natum
. The many contributors include Joseph Browne, Henri Duke of Beaufort, Edward Bentick, brother of of Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland. Thomas Fitzmaurice, Ambrose Saint John, Thomas Hunt, Professor of Hebrew and Arabic, Professor R. Browne (Syriac), John Swinton (Syriac), Lewis Bagot (son of Ssir Walter Bagot), John Moore (Hebrew) , William Weller Pepys. Oxonii , E typographeo Clarendoniano MDCCLXII [ Oxford Clarendon press 1762 ] [173pp. ] Includes verses in in Latin, English, Greek, Welsh, Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac. Folio-sized volume. In contemp. red calf leather binding. front and rear cover with detailed tooling, binding, especially the spine worn, outer hinges split, binding strenghtened with later new end papers. a.e.g. Text very good. Fine etching on title page. This volume comes from the library of the Royal House of Hanover library, a circular stamp with the motto "suscipere et finire" at the top and the text "ex bibliotheca fideicomm. Ernestii Aug." at the bottom, with his coat of arms in the center is found on the reverse of the title page. Inserted is a 32-line autograph letter in ink dated 3 Jan. '68 signed G.R.Driver = Sir Godfrey Rolles Driver, CBE, FBA ( 1892 - 1975), the English Orientalist noted for his studies of Semitic languages and Assyriology. Written from his home address Park town, Oxford on a crossed out Oriental Institute letter heading.
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BUCKLAND, FRANK,
Natural History of British Fishes; Their Structure, Economic Uses and Capture By Net and Rod, Cultivation of Fish-Ponds, Fish Suited for Acclimatisation, Artificial Breeding of Salmon
. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, First Edition Undated, but preface is dated 1880. Dedication in ink on f.e.p. dated 1882. 12mo, xii, 420 pp. dark green hardback with gilt titling on front board and spine, top/bottom spie sl. frayed, edges and corners of binding a bit worn.
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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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Keywords: Ianweb Association Copies Signed Books German Italian History Religion Renaissance Reformation Theology

 
CARPENTER, WILLIAM,
Political and Historical Essays,
0. 1831. comprising the Following Subjects: The Advantages of Parliamentary Reform. Natural and Civil Rights. Origin and Objects of Civil Government. Popular Remedies for Popular Evils. Advantages of Trade Unions. Progress and Influence of Knowledge. Emigration. Historical Sketch of Ireland. London, Published by William Carpenter in the King's Bench Prison; and sold by W.Srange, Paternoster Row, and all Booksellers, 1831; demy 12mo; nine penny Political Tracts [two on Ireland], mostly 12 pp. numbered 1 - 9 and bound together with the title-page as quoted; contemporary green cloth boards, spine and corners sometime neatly repaired with old black tape; loose in covers, tile-page and integral blank now detached Very rare. Each pamphlet bears the heading, beneath a [repeated] wood-engraved vignette, "Political Tracts", and the motto, "Every Man for Every Man - Himself Included". At the end of each is the imprint: "Printed and Published by William Carpenter, at the Office of the "Political Letters," 21 Paternoster Row".
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Reform Bill Radicalism Trade Unionism Labour History Dissent British History Socialism Poitics Political History Economics Economic History Antiquarian Ephemera

 
CHARPENTIER & FASQUELLE [ED.],
Un Siecle de Modes Feminines
0. 1896. 1794 - 1894. Quatre cents toilettes reproduites en couleurs d'aprčs des documents authentiques [Collection Polychrome]. Paris, G. Charpentier & E. Fasquelle, 1896; c. 11.5 x 17.5 cm.; 20pp. text, approximately 190 colour -printed plates; mid-twentieth-century maroon buckram, leather lettering-piece; contents slightly embrowned. A charming collection illustrating changing middle-class women's fashion through reproductions in reduced format of contemporary fashion plates. This copy is from the library of the fashion designer and couturier to the Queen, Hardy Amies, and has his illustrated bookplate on the front pastedown.
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Book number: IS002174
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Keywords: Ianweb Hardy Amies Fashion Books Costume Books Social History French Illustrated Books Fashion Plates Women's Studies Nineteenth Century Association Copies

 
CHOLMONDELEY, R.H. [ED.],
The Heber Letters.
1950. London, 1950; 355 pp. with frontisp. double-page family tree, and 8 plates; publisher's cloth, d.w. First edition: "The 'Letters' now published begin in 1783, in which year Reginald Heber, afterwards Bishop of Calcutta, was born, and end in 1833, when his half-brother Richard Heber, the great book-collector, died .In the 'Letters' fifty years of Politics, Social Life, the Church, the Universities, Education, Wars, India, Men of Letters, and many other topics, are touched upon afresh in an illuminating and entertaining way. The correspondence has been collected from among the Cholmondeley family archives and it now appears edited and annotated for the first time. The book is illustrated with eight plates not previously reproduced." [dust-wrapper].
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CLEMENT-JANIN,
Catalogue Generale
0. 1913. de l'oeuvre d'Edouard Pelletan. Avec un portrait dessine et par P.E.Vibert et deux prefaces, dont une inedite; Paris, Editions d'Art Edouard Pelletan, 1913; [viii], [ii], xxii, 153 pp. with portrait; publisher's printed wrappers; hinges worn, spine and wrappers chipped, with loss at edges, wrappers slightly spotted or marked,contents browned, a few corners slightly turned..
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Book number: IS002033
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare French Literature French Bibliophily Publishing History Printing History Reference Bibliography Fine Printing

 
CLERK, THOMAS,
The Works of William Hogarth
0. 1821. (Including "The Analysis of Beauty"), elucidated by Descriptions Critical, Moral, and Historical .. to which is prefixed Some Account of his Life. Two volumes, 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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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

 
MASTER OF CATHERINE OF CLEVES
Stundenbuch Der Katharina Von Kleve [ the Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves ] the Facsimile Volume with the Commentary Volume
. 2 volumes.Consisting of: Die Miniaturen aus dem Stundenbuch der Katharina von Kleve mit einer Einleitung und Erläuterungen von John Plummer. Berlin, Gebr. Mann Verlag, 1966. 8°. 359pp. Original hardcover, illustrated slipcase. With many illustrations in colour. Fine copy. Original artif. leather binding gilt title on spine WITH the commentary: GORISSEN, F. - Das Stundenbuch der Katharina von Kleve. Analyse und Kommentar. Berlin, 1974. 1204 pp. with 695 illustrations. Cloth. a fine set
¶ The original is in New York, Pierpont Morgan Gallery. M. 945 and M. 917.Origin was Northern Netherlands (Utrecht), c. 1440. Scribe: One hand for text and rubric (anonymous) Painter: One hand, the Master of Catherine of Cleves The Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves has been described in the following way : "The best-known and one of the most important, not only of Dutch, but of all medieval manuscripts is the Hours of Catherine of Cleves, which was made about 1440 for the Duchess of Guelders of the same name. Because it is one of the richest books of hours ever made, both from the point of view of its texts and cycles of illumination, many of which are not only unusual but unique, it is also a key monument in the history of Books of Hours." The Hours was divided into two parts in the middle of the 1800s by an unknown person, most often thought to be an unscrupulous art dealer seeking to make a profit. The second part of the book (M. 917) surfaced again in 1963, and was acquired in 1970 by the Pierpont Morgan Gallery. The book as a whole numbers 369 pages, although eleven pages still remain missing. The Hours contains 157 miniatures (originally 168) with corresponding border decorations, of which 32 were full-page and another 136 half-page miniatures. The finest quality pergament was used in the book's production, in which a feather brush was first used to draw the miniature onto the page before it was painted. Given the above facts it is not at all surprising that the Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves has drawn the discerning attention of many art historians; the book has nonetheless in one regard rebuffed the critical and inquisitive eyes of its admirers. The many commentaries on the Hours of Catherine of Cleves show that there is some considerable strain in attempting to locate a symbolic or iconographic significance motivating border decoration and miniature. Noting their incongruity, one must nevertheless admit that a relationship is effected between border and miniature by the mere fact that they cohabit the same page. This effect seems to be of a fantastic nature-that is, it is produced by the juxtaposition of seemingly irreconcilable elements. Without knowing whether to read the border decorations as symbol or as ornament one will never be sure whether one's viewing of the page is motivated or arbitrary, a product of text or fantasy. Beyond an effect of fascination, one might attempt to elucidate the particular play between a miniature and its border on a singular page, like that of the "Adoration of the Magi".
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QUEEN'S COLLEGE -
Queen's College
. Oxford, 1814; 26pp; folio; one fine Ackerman colour plate of Queen's College Chapel; binder's blue cloth; extremities sl. rubbed, interior in very good condition. From Ackerman's History of the University, & colleges.
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Keywords: Loft All Weblists Wim Meeuws Oxford University Colleges Antiquarian Rare Collectable

 
COOKE, M.C, P. MARTIN DUNCAN , J.G. WOOD, J. E. TAYLOR , / D.T. ANSTED , CHARLES OTTLEY GROOM NAPIER , J.E. TAYLOR
Natural History Rambles 7 Volumes of the Series
. Size of each volume 12mo. In dark or light green cloth with decorative black and gilt printed design and gilt lettering to spine and front. Society for Promoting Christian knowledge 1879 - 1906, Illustrated with many text engravings , all with inscriptions / dedications/ in ink on f.e.p. texts sl. darkened as usual. CONTAINING THE VOLUMES: M.C. Cooke. THE WOODLANDS 1879. 288pp. plus 4pp of publishers adverts. / P. Martin Duncan The Sea-Shore. 1879. 256pp +4pp cat. With many b&w illustrations within text. / Revd. J.G. Wood - Lane and Field , 1906. X, 246 pp. / J. E. Taylor Mountain and Moor . 1884 , 256pp. + 4pp. publisher's catalogue. / D.T. ANSTED In Search of Minerals. 1880, VI,282pp. / Charles Ottley Groom Napier . 247 pp + publisher's catalogue / J.E. Taylor Underground; 1879.: 256pp. + 4pp. - publisher's catalogue.
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Keywords: Natural History Biology

 
COTTON, BERNARD D
Scottish Vernacular Furniture
. Part of the appeal of vernacular furniture is that to understand it we must look closely at social history, and engage with lifestyles that range from self-sufficient to sophisticated. To write this book demanded more than scholarship. Bernard Cotton and his wife Gerry made it a priority to discover pieces in their contexts, to meet the people who used them, and to understand how they were made. The story of their quest is itself an adventure. Some of the objects represent the life and death of a community, the vital evidence of a vanished culture. Vernacular furniture proves beyond question that limited resources, even poverty, need not exclude aesthetic qualities, nor need the functional exclude beauty and charm. Furniture of the types examined in this book can be found today as far away as North America, Australia and New Zealand. 2008, new hardback in fine d/j folio 31 x 24 cm. 304pp. 544 Illustrations, 412 in colour. (ISBN: 9780500238578) .
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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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Keywords: Ianweb Ianantiquarian Rare Poetry ;Iterature Illustrated Humour Chapbooks Cruikshank

 
CROSS, A.G.,
Russian Literature in the Age of Catherine the Great.
. A collection of essays. Oxford, 1976; 229pp. good hardback Introduction; The Memoirs of A.T. Bolotov and Russian Literary History; Continuity and Change in the Russian Ode; Fedor Emin and the Beginnings of the Russian Novel; A Trojan Horse within the Walls of Classicism: Russian Classicism and The National Specific; Radishchev"s Polemic Against Sentimentalism in the Cuase of Eighteeneth-Century Utilitarianism; Sentimentalism and Pre-Romanticism as Terms and Concepts; Russian Literature in the Reign of Catherine: Synchronic Tables; Bibliography of English-Language Scholarship on Russian Eighteenth-Century Literature, Thought and Culture, 1900-1974; Notes on Contributors; Index. [sp]. (ISBN: 0902672290) .
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CRUIKSHANK , GEORGE (ILLUSTRATOR)
The Comic Almanac.
0. An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest. A COMPLETE SET, comprising 19 volumes, all first editions, and in the ORIGINAL WRAPPERS or original flexible cloth, London, Tilt & Bogue [later David Bogue], 1835 - 1853. Over the 19 years of its publication, the Comic Almanac, enjoyed various editors, including the pseudonymous "Rigdum Funnidos", Henry Mayhew, and Robert B. Brough, and experienced a reduction in format from octavo to duodecimo in the years 1848 and 1849. The stiff paper wrappers with designs by Cruikshank finally gave way in 1850 to stiff gilt-decorated cloth-covered wrappers. What never changed was the inclusion of twelve etched plates by George Cruikshank in each issue, as well as black-and-white illustrations in the text by various hands. Larger folding frontispieces, also by Cruikshank, etched and finely coloured by hand, were added from the year 1850. The etchings for "The Comic Almanac" reflect his close observation of Victorian society and those for the earlier issues are considered some of his best work. The spines of the first seven volumes are worn, with a little loss, particularly at head and foot, though the lettering is largely present; the rear wrapper of the 1840 volume is loose; the next six volumes have been very neatly, professionally rebacked using old material, either paper or fine-grained cloth, and match the plain spines of the last volumes' original cloth. There are two or three contemporary ownership entries, and a few pencil entries for 1843. The contents are in good condition, though there is slight spotting and browning to the edges of the plates from 1843 to 1847. It is very rarely that a complete series in the original ephemeral bindings is offered.
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Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Humour Caricature George Cruikshank Victorian Literature Illustrated Books Satire Social History Ephemera Henry Mayhew Rigdum Funnidos Almanacs

 
CUSS , TERENCE CAMERER
The English Watch 1585-1970 a Unique Alliance of Art, Design and Inventive Genius
. size: 300 mm x 237 mm. 504pp. 830 coloured illustrations. Splendid hardback in pristine jacket This is the first book to cover all aspects of English watches from every period. Watches represent a fascinating combination of applied art and science and an outstanding contribution to their history and development was made in England. By dividing the watches into six periods, each with its own introduction, the author has been able to provide an admirably clear and comprehensive survey, to describe the pioneering inventions as they were made and to illustrate the distinctive character of the English watch as it evolved. An outline of each period is followed by information on the trade in London and the provinces, watchmakers, case makers, case styles and decoration, dials, hands, characteristics of the mechanisms and timekeeping capabilities. Over 290 watches illustrating these points have been carefully selected from both private and public collections and details have been enlarged to clarify important features. Many of these watches have never been illustrated before. There is an extensive glossary which includes further technical information and, as well as a detailed general index, there are separate indexes of makers and case makers. The author, a dealer for more than forty years, has a lasting enthusiasm for his subject. He is familiar with its many facets and used to providing answers on a wide range of specific questions. This book is intended not only to be a useful guide to those new to the subject but also a valuable point of reference for those already familiar with it. this publication is a major contribution to the genre and will be a standard reference for many years to come.[ British Museum magazine, 2009.] Terence Camerer Cuss, the sixth generation of the family firm Camerer Cuss & Co founded in London in 1788, has been involved in the world of antique watches and clocks all his life. He has been a liveryman of the Clockmakers' Company since 1969. The Antique Collectors' Club first published The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches, a revised and enlarged edition of his father's Country Life Book of Watches, in 1976 and they have reprinted it several times. He moved the business premises from New Oxford Street to St. James's in 1983 where he continued dealing for the next twenty years. He wrote the limited edition catalogue of Lord Sandberg's important collection The Sandberg Watch Collection published by Antiquorum, Geneva in 1998. He has contributed a number of articles to magazines and periodicals, and continues to enjoy his subject, the research and occasional discovery!. (ISBN: 9781851495887) .
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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
. Dédié ą Sa Majesté Nicolas Premier, Empereur de toutes des Russies. Dessiné d'aprčs 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 Frčres, [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.
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DEMOSTHENES,
Orationes.
=. 1854. Editit Immanuel Bekker. Editio Stereotypa. Vol. I, Pars II. Volo. II Pars I. Vol. II Pars II. Three volumes, Leipzig, Tauchnitz, 1854; 151-306pp. viii, 166pp. 167-388pp.; publisher's printed wrappers, near contemporary bookseller's stamp on front wrapper of one volume, from which wrapper there is also a little loss of paper at head of spine, early owner's name [Dr Nowotny] in pencil in each volume. These verygood copies are from Tauchnitz's "Octavausgabe", which consisted in all of three volumes in six parts.
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Book number: IS002257
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Keywords: Ianweb Classical Greek Liteature Ancient Greek History Classical Greece Tauchnitz

 
DIBDIN, THOMAS FROGNAL
Typographical Antiquities
0. or, the History of Printing in England, Scotland and Ireland: containing Memoirs of our Ancient Authors, and a Register of the Books printed by them. Begun by the late Joseph Ames .. considerably augmented by William Herbert .. and now greatly enlarged, with copious notes, and illustrated with appropriate engravings .. by the Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin. Four volumes, London, 1810 ,1812, 1819; 4to; each volume c. 400 - 600 pp. many titles or headings printed in red, with 14 mezzotint plates, 23 plates, and numerous facsimiles and illustrations; contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt in compartments,with five raised bands and double labels of a paler brown morocco, marbled edges and end-papers; some slight browning or spotting to the plates, which are on heavier paper, and some offsetting,; there is a chip, with loss, at the head of the spine of Volume II, the rear board of Volume IV is detached, otherwise a few short splits to joints. A very handsome and unusually bound set of this classic, though unfinished, celebration of early British printing and publishing, its authors and its collectors, itself a monument to the finest English printing and book illustration of its period. This set once belonged to the Hamburg publisher, bookseller and auctioneer Ernst Hauswedell (Lot 148 in his sale "Handbuecher eines Sammlers" , 24th November 1976). We do not know its earlier provenance. (This is a heavy item, in four quarto volumes, for which our normal postage terms will need to be varied).
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Book number: IS001073
GBP 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 683.75 US$ 805.77 | JP„ 89371]
Catalogue: Bibliography
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Typography Printing History Fine Printing Incunabula Caxton Bibliography Bibliophily William Bulmer Publishing History Illustrated Books Bindings

 
DIEFFENBACH, P.,
Ueber Den Gott Cautopates
0. und seine Beziehung zum Mithdrasdienste, nebst Nachrichten ueber einige zu Friedberg gefundenen und dahin einschlagenden Alterthuemer.[Archiv. d. hist. Vereins, 6.Bd. 2. Heft]. Off-print, no place, no date [c. 1845]; pp. 243 - 262, with folding lithogrphed plate; cont. blue sugar-paper wrappers, bookplate of Bibliotheca Lindesiana on front paste-down; slight foxing; Inscribed and signed by the author on the front wrapper. Dieffenbach relates the history of scholarly aluusions to a god "Cautopates" being revered in the Roman empire, although there had been scant evidence, and here writes up the unearthing of his image with an inscription during construction work on the railway station in Friedberg. He takes Cautopates to be another name for Mithras, shown on the folding plate with his cap.
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Book number: IS002330
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Keywords: Ianweb Mithras Latin Ancient Rome Mythology Roman Religion Comparative Religion German Signed Books

 
DIGBY, ANNE,
The Evolution of British General Pracrice.
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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Book number: IS002305
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 57 US$ 67.15 | JP„ 7448]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Ianweb English History British History General Practice Medical History Medicine 19th Century Victorian Modern History

 
DISRAELI, B.,
Tancred:
0. 1847. or, The New Crusade. Copyright Edition for Continental Circulation. In Two Volumes. Leipzig, Bernh. Tauchnitz Jun. 1847; [iv], 316, [iv], 292 pp.; contemporary German fine-grained cloth, spines lettered in gilt within gilt ornaments; spines faded, a few small, early light splashes to boards. An early Tauchnitz edition in a fine bindibg and fine condition.
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Book number: IS001002TRAVE
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Keywords: Ianweb Travemuende Victorian 19th Century English Literature Novels Political History Antiquarian Rare Tauchnitz Continental Editions

 
DOYLE, RICHARD,
The Foreign Tour of Messrs Brown,Jones and Robinson
0. 1867. Being the History of what they saw and did in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. New York, D.Appleton & Co. 1867; 4to; [iv], "80" [actually 79] pages of text with black-and-white lithographic illustrations, printed on one side of each page only; publisher's blue cloth, illustrated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; spine professionally repaired, with most of original cloth spine laid down, front free endpaper renewed with old waxed paper; boards bright though minimally stained or discoloured here and there, with two or three slight "bubbles" and spots of wear on corners and one edge, small light-brown marks to lower margin of pages 9, 65 & 66. A good copy, the binding bright and contents generally clean, skillfully repaired. The 49th leaf or page is puzzlingly numbered "49 & 50" in the lithographic plate, so the book was issued with only 79 pages beyond the prelims.
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Book number: IS002325
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Richard Doyle Illustrated Books Victorian Illustated Books Caricature Humour European Travel Childreb's Books Art Cartoon Art

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