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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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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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Catalogue: Italian
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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Book number: IS00655
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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'aprŤs 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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Book number: IS00863
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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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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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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

 
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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Book number: 031615
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Keywords: Loft All Weblists Wim Meeuws Oxford University Colleges Antiquarian Rare Collectable

 
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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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
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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
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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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Keywords: Ianweb Richard Doyle Illustrated Books Victorian Illustated Books Caricature Humour European Travel Childreb's Books Art Cartoon Art

 
ESSLEMONT, D.,
Newcastle Upon Tyne: A Short Account of Its Foundation
Esslemont. Newcastle, David Esslemont, 1980 14pp. 32mo. A small pamphlet published by Esslemont upon the 900th anniversary of the founding of Newcastle: a short account of that history,With Woodcuts . In teh original envelope. (ISBN: 090701402X) .
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Book number: F1100
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Catalogue: Private Press
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Bibliophile Printing Engraving Limited( Private Press ) 090701402x

 
FIELDING, HENRY,
The History of Tom Jones,
0. 1780. a Foundling. Four volumes, Paris, Printed by Fr. Amb. Didot the eldest.. 1780; each volume c. 300-350pp.; contemporary chocolate-brown half calf over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt and gracefully decorated in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, mottled edges; neat contemporary owner's name entered on half-titles. A fine copy of this well-printed [and so also very legible] Paris edition, in what is almost certainly a French binding.
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Book number: IS00890TRAVE
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Keywords: Ianweb Rare Antiquarian Paris Printing Typography Bindings English Literature Eighteenth Century Novels

 
GAMESON, RICHARD,
The Earliest Books of Canterbury Cathedral.
0. 2008. Manuscripts and Fragments to c. 1200. London, 2008; 414pp. with numerous colour plates; publisher's boards, dust-wrapper; a mint copy.
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Book number: IS002280
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Keywords: Ianweb Palaeography Medieval Manuscripts Bibliography Bibliophile Canterbury Cathedral Church History Ecclesiastical History

 
GEIGER, BENNO,
Alessandro Magnasco.
0. 1914. Berlin, Paul Cassirer, 1914. small folio; xxiv, 76 plates [with 77 illustrations], each preceded by a page of caption; publisher's printed wrappers; a few spots to edges, otherwise a very good copy. Apparently the first attempt ever to unite the scattered oeuvre of this Italian baroque master, reprinting Ratti's LIfe of Magnasco [in Italian] in the prefatory material. For Geiger, the artist puts 'sein unerhoertes, durch die Erfindung lediglich bedingtes Koennen in den Dienst des Ausdrucks; und leitet ueber, vorTiepolo, vor Guardi oder Goya, zu jenem umgepfluegten Erdreich, darinnen wir die Wurzel der modernen Malerei erkennen.'.
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Book number: IS00848
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.75 US$ 57.83 | JP• 6275]
Catalogue: Italian
Keywords: Ianweb Art History Baroque 17th Century German Antiquarian Rare Illustated Italian

 
GOSSE, P.H.,
Natural History. Reptiles.
0. 1850. London, The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1850; iv, 296pp. with numerous wood-engraved illustrations; publisher's blind-stamped cloth; two tiny wear-hole on front joint, first owner's name and address - "H.Helmsley, Cheltenham 1853" on front fly-leaf. A very good copy of the first edition. Despite Gosse's profound differences on interpretation with Darwin,, he here naturally draws on all availble contemporary sources, iincluding Darwin's "Voyage".
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Book number: IS002306
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Keywords: Ianweb Natural History Reptiles Reptilia Zoology Victorian Children's Books Science Evolution Children's Illustrated Books Turtles Tortoises Crocodiles Snakes Serpents Lizards

 
GUIZOT, F.P.G.,
Discours Academiques
0. suivis des discours prononcťs pour la distribution des prix au concours generale de l'Universitť et devant diverses sociťtťs rťligieuses, et de trois essais de philosophie littťraire et politique. Paris, Didier, 1861; iv, 424 pp.; contemporary morocco-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands; corners a little worn, short, barely visible split to front joint, edges minimally rubbed, slight foxing, mostly confined to first few pages and last gatherings. Signed presentation copy of the first edition of this collection of papers, some of which date back as far as the eighteen-twenties. The three essays which follow the addresses are on "Encyclopťdie" - 58 pages including a well-researched historical bibliography of encyclopedias published in Europe - "Abrťgť", and "…lections" (on political elections, c. 40 pp.). This copy was inscribed, signed and given as a birthday present to the English woman of letters Charlotte Mary Yonge. author of family and historical novels and of children's books, popular educator, and devout Anglican. It's possible that the blue silk bookmark, now at page 223, the beginning of an address to the "Sociťtť Biblique Protestante" on 30th April 1851, was left there by her or by the author. Several further addresses concern religious instruction or education. A very attractive association copy, which documents an Anglo-French friendship, and is itself a document of French history as well as of Victorian history.
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Book number: IS002106
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Signed Copies French History French Literature Association Copies Nineteenth Century Antiquarian Rare Charlotte Mary Yonge Religious Education Religion Protestantism

 
HALL, FAIRFAX,
Paintings and Drawings By Harold Gilman
0. 1965. and Charles Ginner in the Collection of Edward Le Bas. Privately printed, London, 1965. This work consiists of a large half green morocco portfolio (approximately 50.5 x 40 cm.) containing a printed title-page and 36 colour reproductions, together with a smaller 50-page book of text (with the same title), similarly bound, in cream buckram boards backed with green morocco, which fits into a specially-engineered space on the inside of the portfolio's front board. Both text and reproductions were printed by Fairfax Hall at his own press, on specially-made papers by Alex Cowan And Sons and by W.S.Hodgkinson and Co.; the types were cast by Fairfax Hall from matrices designed by Eric Gill; the bindings are by W.T.Morrell and Co. The whole edition was limited to 105 sets. This is number 44. The spine of the portfolio is lightly stained, the boards lightly spotted, with a pale water-stain on the front board that also reaches part of the morocco on the front. A very good copy. [postge or carriage on this large portfolio would exceed postage rates for standard books]( private press ).
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Book number: IS002363
GBP 575.00 [Appr.: EURO 648.25 US$ 738.96 | JP• 80184]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Art History Twentieth Century Art Harold Gilman Charles Ginner the Camden Town Group Private Press Privately Printed Typgraphy Limited Editions Illustrated Books Prints

 
HALLEUR, G.C.HERMANN,
The Art of Photography.
0. 1854. Instructions in the Art of Producing Photograhic Pictures in any Colour, and on any Material, for the Use of Beginners; and also of those who have already obtained some Proficiency in the Art; and of Engravers on Copper, Stone, Wood etc..with Practical Hints..by F.Schubert, Painter. London: John Weale, 1854; xii, 108, [24]pp. with a few wood-engr. text illustrations; publisher's flexible cloth boards, expertly rebacked with old spine laid down, front cover creased, printed label chipped with loss, very occasional small spots. A good copy. First English Edition.
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Book number: IS0026
GBP 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 112.75 US$ 128.52 | JP• 13945]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb History of Photography Art Rare Ian

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