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THE GRAPHIC: AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY NEWSPAPER; JULY - DECEMBER 1888
July - December 1888
. folio sized volume, text loose, binding rather worn. a heavy tome, ask for postal quote before ordering please.
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Book number: F1296
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.25 US$ 23.79 | JP¥ 2665]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Graphic Art Newspapers

 
ADAMS, FRANK,
The Beautiful Book of Nursery Rhymes Stories and Pictures.
. Blackie & Son, n.d. [perhaps 1928 ? ] 4to. with 84 plates in full colours and many b/w plates. a fine copy, a few pages have some light foxing, the binding is good to very good, gilt titling on the spine and dark red embossed lettering to front board, no d/j. 2 inch tear to bottom of halft title page, Also coloured illustrated end papers, no frontispiece as issued, the first colour plate is one for Little Red Riding Hood. towards the story of the Three little pigs bottom of b/w illustr. creased in the margin and with 2 small tears. Red cloth binding with one of the stories' figures also embossed on front board. sl. bent corners, unpaginated.
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Book number: F3197
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Catalogue: Illustrated
Keywords: Children's Illustrated Weblists

 
ADDINGTON, HENRY,
Some Account of the Abbey Church
0. 1860. of St. Peter and St. Paul at Dorchester Oxfordshire. Re-Issue. with Additional Notes, and a short Account of the Restoration of the North Aisle by the Rev. W.C.Macfarlane .. Oxford and London, Parker, 1860; xvi, 176, 4 pp. with frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved plates and illiustrations; publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards ruled in blind, t.e.g.; moderately worn, short splits in front hinge, inner hinges split.
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Book number: IS00421
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 73 US$ 85.89 | JP¥ 9624]
Catalogue: Architecture
Keywords: Ianweb Oxfordshire Topography Ecclesiastical History Local History Dorchester on Thame Medieval Architectural History Architecture Illustrated Books Wood-Engraving

 
ALDISS, BRIAN,
Home Life with Cats.
. Padding in the pawsteps of T. S. Eliot and other author catophiles, Aldiss pays tribute to the felines he has known. Features 34 poems. Colour illustrations by Karin van Heerden. With an Introduction by Desmond Morris. Grafton 1992. 64pp. 8 x 8" approx. Laminated Boards, Cover illustrated. Excellent c. First edition.
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Book number: F2424
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Keywords: Weblists2 Illustrated

 
IGNACIO HERRERO DE COLLANTES (MARQUÉS DE ALEDO)
Colección Marques de Aledo . Volumes 1 and 2
. I: Santillana Der Mar. Notas de arte. Main text transl. by A. de Calleja; preface by R.Leon, transl. by B.Malley, Madrid, 1929.; folio (12.8 x 10 in); x + 75pp (+ plates); rectos printed in dual-language double column (French/English opposite the Spanish text; no title page, illustrated with 52 tissued photographic plates, plus decorations; bound in publ. paper-covered card wrappers (large semi-armorial design on front cover); covers v.sl rippled & dust-soiled spine ends frayed (fr. joint), verso of flyleaf inscribed with a dedication by the Marques de Aledo to Sir Ivo Mallet. interior is very good. Printed on fine hand made gvarro Ingres paper // II: Alejandro. Collantes Teran (text) Fotografias de Ignacio Herrero de Collantes (Marqués de Aledo). Sevilla. Notas De Arte. Madrid, 1932.; folio (12.8 x 10 in); [2] + 250 pp; rectos printed in dual-language double column (French /English), and on opposite pages in Spanish; illustrated with 54 photographic plates, plus decorations; bound in publ. paper-covered card wrappers (large heraldic design on fr. cover); covers sl. soiled near extremities, small splits near spine ends, Handwritten Dedication by the Marques de Aledo to Sir Mallet [ Lord Mallet ] dated 15-1-1955 on verso of flyleaf, the interior is very good. One of an edition of 1000 copies only. Sir (William) Ivo Mallet GBE KCMG (7 April 1900 - 7 December 1988), British diplomat, ambassador to Yugoslavia and Spain.
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Book number: 030894
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Keywords: Wim Meeuws Spanish Sevilla Spain Aledo

 
ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN,
The Complete Stories
. The stories of Hans Christian Andersen are known all over the world and he is one of the most translated authors of all time. Andersen's fame rests on his fairy tales and stories, written between 1835 and 1872, among the best known of which are 'The Ugly Duckling', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Princess and the Pea', 'The Snow Queen', 'The Nightingale', and 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier'. With these fairy tales, inspired by the great tradition of the Arabian Nights and by the brothers Grimm, Andersen became known as the father of the modern fairytale. Moreover, Andersen's works were original. Only twelve of his 156 known fairy stories drew on folktales. This complete collection of Andersen's stories is based on Jean Hersholt's classic translation. His stories have been widely illustrated by some of the best-known illustrators of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in particular those of the Edwardian period - the Golden Age of illustration - including W. Heath Robinson, Arthur Rackham, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Kay Nielsen and Edmund Dulac. Around ninety of the stories are illustrated with reproductions of original illustrations from classic Edwardian to contemporary illustrators. In addition, there are thirteen newly commissioned illustrations for some of Andersen's less well-known stories. 2005, 976 pages, 60 colour and 30 b/w illustrations, 267 x 164 mm, hardback, 2005. [ heavy book ! ] 1st edition thus, 1st printing.
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Book number: F2559-2
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ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN,
The Complete Stories
. The stories of Hans Christian Andersen are known all over the world and he is one of the most translated authors of all time. Andersen's fame rests on his fairy tales and stories, written between 1835 and 1872, among the best known of which are 'The Ugly Duckling', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Princess and the Pea', 'The Snow Queen', 'The Nightingale', and 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier'. With these fairy tales, inspired by the great tradition of the Arabian Nights and by the brothers Grimm, Andersen became known as the father of the modern fairytale. Moreover, Andersen's works were original. Only twelve of his 156 known fairy stories drew on folktales. This complete collection of Andersen's stories is based on Jean Hersholt's classic translation. His stories have been widely illustrated by some of the best-known illustrators of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in particular those of the Edwardian period - the Golden Age of illustration - including W. Heath Robinson, Arthur Rackham, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Kay Nielsen and Edmund Dulac. Around ninety of the stories are illustrated with reproductions of original illustrations from classic Edwardian to contemporary illustrators. In addition, there are thirteen newly commissioned illustrations for some of Andersen's less well-known stories. 2005, 976 pages, 60 colour and 30 b/w illustrations, 267 x 164 mm, hardback, 2005. [ heavy book ! ] 1st edition thus, 1st printing. Bottom of spine bumped, otherwise a perfect copy .
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Book number: F2559-2B
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ANGERMAIR, ELISABETH, JENS KOCH, ANTON LOEFFELMEIER, EVA OHLEN, INGO SCHWAB, ANDREAS HEUSLER
Die Rosenthals. Der Aufstieg Einer Juedischen Antiquarsfamilie Zu Weltruhm.
. Wien-Koeln-Weimar, Boehlau, 2002, 262pp. illustrated with 40 photographs, facsimiles etc. new hardback in d/j ISBN-13: 978-3205770206. [ST]. (ISBN: 320577020X) .
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Book number: F1888
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Keywords: Oxford Antiquarian Booktrade Jewish 320577020x

 
ANON.,
Almanach de St-Petersbourg
0. 1913. Cour Monde et Ville 1913/14. 4me Année. St. Petersburg [& Leipzig], 1913; xv. 676, xvi-xxxiv pp.; publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, red lettering-piece on spine, red edges; spine slightly faded and slightly dull, the leather lettering piece a little rubbed, two small, almost invisible stains on front cover, contents slightly embrowned, particularly in the extreme margins; overall a very good copy, the two stains on the cover being more like small, slightly darker areas. A rare publication which contained all they wanted to know - who was who with addresses - this takes up most of the book -, services, where to get what (including perfume, champagne, automobiles, dresses, furs, jewellery, suits, pianos, furniture, but also "grottes pour aquariums", "glaces", "fruits secs", "fusils de chasse" etc. etc.), where to eat, where to stay, spas abroad, and a very great deal more. The Nabokovs head the Ns in the addresses section. Replete with advertisements, some full-page, many illustrated, two in colour. Mostly in French, though some of the advertisements are in Russian, German or English. The preface,by F.van der Hoeven, is dated "mai 1913".
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Book number: IS002260
GBP 825.00 [Appr.: EURO 924.75 US$ 1090.19 | JP¥ 122153]
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Keywords: Ianweb Russian History Russian Culture Trade Catalogues Almanachs Ephemera Antiquarian Illustrated Books Russia Rare Russian Nabokov

 
ANON.,
Les Aventures de Maitre Tetu
0. et de Miss Docile. Conte Allegorique. Traduit de l'Anglais pour l'instruction de la Jeunesse. Paris: Delarue,& Lille: Castiaux, n.d. [c. 1820?]; oblong 16mo (c. 12.5 x 11 cm).; 63 pp. with frontispiece and seven plates, all wood-cuts, coloured by hand; publisher's printed boards, title within an decorative border on front, illustration within same border on rear board; lacking spine, boards marked and a little darkened, original owner's name on half-title, text lightly spotted. An extremely rare French children's book, printed in Lille, an allegorical moral purportedly based on an English original. Experts have been consulted in vain to find an English book of which this could be a version, but it could nevertheless have been taken from an English source which was part of a larger collection of moral tales. The wood-cuts (hand-coloured as issued) are bold and very good. Two bear the initials C.S.J. in the block. The allegory itself shows Master Headstrong led astray by letting himself be led by Passion, but finally finding the path to Virtue and Religion through the good offices of Reason.
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Book number: IS002266
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Keywords: Ianweb French Illustrated Books French Children's Books Juveniles Antiquarian Rare Thye Pilgrim's Progress Lille Printing Printed in Lille

 
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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Keywords: Ianweb German Illustrated Books Illustrated Children's Books Rare Ludwig Richter

 
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

 
ANON.
La Natura Morta Italiana
0. 1964. Cataloga della Mostra. Napoli - Zurigo - Rotterdam ottobre 1964 - marzo 1965. Napoli - Palazzo Reale - ottobre - novembre 1964. Milano, 1964; 158, [ii], pp. 371 half-page b.& w. photographic illustrations, with 12 colour plates; publisher's illustrated fold-over wrappers; cont. owner's entry on front fly, very minimal spots.
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Book number: IS00765
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Catalogue: Italian
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Italian Art History Still Life Painting 17th Century Eighteenth Century18th Centuru Eighteenth Century

 
ANON.,
Voyages Round the World
0. 1821. Performed by Captain James Cook, F.R.S. by Royal Authority, containing the Whole of his Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy &c. with Memoirs of his Life, and Particulars Relative to his Unfortunate Death. Embellished wit Engravings. London, published by J Robins and Co. Albion Press .. 1821; 4to; [xii], 798 pp. [ii], double column, with frontispiece portrait, engraved general title-page, three further engraved title-pages (all with copper-engraved vignettes), 13 copper-engraved plates, and a few wood-engraved vignettes; contemporary marbled calf, spine richly decorated in gilt and black, marbled endpapers; hinges worn, headband rubbed and split with a little loss, the first gathering, with frontisp. engraved title-page, and preface, has some time been re-fixed with adhesive tape, leaving brown staining on the inner margins there and the main engraved title-page frayed, marginal damp-stain to the next engraved title-page, first plate working loose and frayed in outer margin; the body of the book tightly bound and generally clean though there are a few stains and some marginal finger-marks; the tenth plate, like the first, is working loose and a little frayed in the outer margin. An early, comprehensive narrative of Cook's three voyages, with good illustrations.
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Book number: IS001070
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Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Travel Exploration Maritime Australia Pacific Eighteenth Century Anthropology Ethnology Illustrated New Zealand Australasia Kamchatka

 
ANON.,
Young Englands Little Library.
0. 1844. A Collection of Original Tales for Children, in Prose and Verse. By Eminent Authors. London, Wm. S. Orr & Co. Paternoster Row, 1844; small 4to; twentieth century binder's cloth, with gilt title "Little Library"; ink smudge to extreme outer edge of c. 30 pages, three or four very short marginal tears. The volume consists of eleven parts, which were also available to buy separately, of 24 to 32 pages, with numerous lithographic plates, most of which are lightly spotted. After the title-page, printed in red and black, and the frontispiece full-length portrait of "the Editor", there is an introduction and a contents leaf, which has been annotated in light pencil giving references in the Osborne Collection catalogue for such individual works present here as are listed there. The contents are: Adam the Gardener [abridged from Charles Cowden Clarke]; The Princess Narina [also atributed to Clarke]; Number One [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Perseverance [Clarke]; The Curate's Favourite Scholar [Mary Howitt]; The Remarkable Nigger and three more verse tales [F.W.N.Bailey]; Little Chatterbox [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Picture of the Virgin [Mary Howitt]; Savoyard Boy and his Sister [J.D.Haas, after Hermann Kletke]; Adventures of Jack Holyday [Albert Smith]; Glory [Thomas Gaspey]. The majority of the plates seem to be by John Absalon. The pagination at the end of three of the stories is erratic, or rather erroneous, but the texts are complete. Two of the verse-tales by F.W.N.Bailey are so overtly racist that it's hard to imagine how they would have appealed to the same readership as Clarke or Howitt, but this is perhaps a lesson this compilation inadvertently teaches.
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Book number: IS002345
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Keywords: Ianweb Victorian Illustrated Books Children's Books Antiquarian John Absalom Charles Cowden Clarke Mary Howittt Mrs S.C. Hall F.W. N. Bailey Albert Smith Racist Literature Racism

 
ANSELL, ROBERT ( COMPILED & EDITED BY )
The Exhibition Catalogues of Austin Osman Spare ( 1886 - 1956 ). A Handbook for Collectors.
. Fulgur Limited, 2012. Limited to 700 copies only. New hardback. 318pp. with eighty colour plates. B/W frontisportrait. Bblack cloth binding , with illustrated endpapers. Illustrated dust jacket in colour. the Total Edition was limited to 796 copies, the publisher describes: During the course of his creative life, Spare produced more than two thousand drawings, watercolors and pastels. His exhibitions ranged from the fashionable West End of Edwardian London, to the earthy taverns of post-War Southwark. This volume gathers together his very rare exhibition catalogues: from his first show at the Bruton Galleries in 1907, to his last at the Archer Gallery in 1955. These facsimiles present a wealth of scarce information, including: I. Commentaries by Austin Spare. II. Essays from Kenneth Grant, Dennis Bardens, Grace E. Rogers, John Smith, Oswell Blakeston, G.S. Sandilands and others. III. Lists of pictures exhibited, each with a catalogue number, often with prices. IV. The dates and locations for his shows. These exhibition catalogues are illustrated with 80 pages of color plates, carefully selected to represent the evolution of Spare’s work between 1902-1956, and the various styles he moved through during this period. The original catalogues are also augmented with an introduction by Robert Ansell, and several useful appendices, including: 1. Signatures and Monograms of the artist, 1902-1956. 2. Notes on Framing by Austin O. Spare (1947). 3. Inventory of Pictures remaining at 5 Wynne Road, 1956. 4. Decorated Objects. 5. Exhibition invitation cards. 6. The Guinea exhibition (1932). With a comprehensive index, listing alphabetically more than 2000 picture titles of Spare’s work 1907-1955.
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Book number: F1309-F
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ASSISI, FRANZ VON,
Der Sonnengesang Des Franz Von Assisi
. Berlin, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 1962. 28 pp. typography by Heinrich Grote whose small printed presentation note is loosely inserted. in sunned illustrated wrappers.
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Book number: F2111
GBP 9.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 12.55 | JP¥ 1407]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Illustrated

 
AZIMI, IFTIKHAR [ TRANSLATED BY ] ILLUSTRATED BY RICHARD KENNEDY
The Garden of the Night - a Selection of 26 Sufi Poems
. The Whittington Press , 1979, approximately 70 unnumbered pages illustrated with numerous line drawings Limited Edition of 240 copies of which this is number XXVI of the 35 copies full bound in Nigerian goatskin by Weatherby Woolnough, with Whittington marbled endpapers. Accompanied by a loosely inserted signed etching by Richard Kennedy. (2 edges of this sl. browned) The edition is signed by Kennedy and Azimi. Hand-set in 24-point Caslon and printed at the press by John and Rosaliond Randle and Miriam Macgregor on B.F.K. mouldmade paper. The calligraphy is drawn by Noor Shafiqi and Faizal Hasan Deobandi, and the calligraphy and illustrations printed at the Senecio press. The front board has a Kennedy design embossed and the spine has the title in gilt lettering. A splendid book, the leather of the spine slightly discoloured and the edges of the loose etching a bit browned. In slip-case. Now very rare.( private press ).
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Book number: F0030
GBP 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 252.25 US$ 297.32 | JP¥ 33315]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Private Press Rare Limitred Leather

 
BAWDEN, EDWARD,
Life in an English Village.
0. 1949. Sixteen lithographs by Edward Bawden with an Introductory Essay by Noel Carrington [The King Penguin Books 51]. Harmondsworth, 1949; 32 pp. of text, including six full-page black and white illustrations, and with 16 colour lithographic illustrations printed on both sides of the page; publisher's decorative paper-covered boards to a design of oak leaves [possibly also by Bawden]; the front free endpaper has been neatly removed, otherwise a very good copy. The coloured plates do not reproduce drawings but were drawn by the artist directly on to the lithographic zinc plates.
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Book number: IS002080
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Keywords: Ianweb Edward Bawden Original Lithographs Illustrated Books Social History Rural Life Village Life 20th Century British Art King Penguins King Penguin Books First Editions

 
BAYNTON WILLIAMS, ASHLEY, ED.,
Map Forum
0. Issue 1 (Spring 2004) to Issue 8 (Winter 2005); eight volumes, London, Countrywide Editions, 2004-5; Eight issues, each c. 72 pp.; richly illustrated in colour throughout; softbound.
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Book number: IS002338
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BAZIN, RENE,
Paysages Et Pays D'anjou.
0. 1954. Editions du centenaire, 1954; c. 32 x 24 cm; 72 pp. including eight colour plates; unsewn in publisher's cream embossed wrappers; small waterstains to corners of the wrappers. An anthology of essays from Bazin's works, with plates from watercolours by Lebouvier. The edition consisted of 1000 copies in all; this copy "Hors Commerce".
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Book number: IS00749
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 33.04 | JP¥ 3702]
Keywords: Ianweb France Anjou Modern French Literature Illustrated

 
BEERBOHM, MAX
Zuleika Dobson
. Folio society, 2008, Illustrated by Michael Kirkham. Bound in buckram, blocked with a design by Michael Kirkham. Set in Baskerville with Berolina display. Frontispiece and 8 colour illustrations. Size: 9" x 5¾", 216 pages. The dazzling daughter of a curate and a circus-rider, Zuleika Dobson is the world's most celebrated conjurer, and is used to men falling in love with her. When she arrives at Judas College, Oxford, to visit her grandfather, her beauty and charms very nearly cause a stampede among the undergraduates. The Duke of Dorset is particularly smitten, but Zuleika insists that she can never love anyone who is not impervious to her charms. When the Duke disregards an ancient family curse and sets his heart on Zuleika, the comic and fanciful become blended with the poignant and tragic in this uniquely English fable. Max Beerbohm was a critic, essayist, caricaturist and perennially sought-after dinner-party guest in smart Mayfair circles. Zuleika Dobson is his only novel and a joy to read. Romantic, witty and satirical, it is a sparkling fantasy of university life in Edwardian England, and undoubtedly draws on his own time at Oxford as a member of Oscar Wilde's set. Beerbohm creates a magnificently eccentric golden world, where the Duke rides a polo pony down the street and the statues of Roman emperors break into a sweat at the sight of Zuleika’s beauty. Zuleika Dobson was rapturously received at the time of its publication in 1911. A product of a golden age of English literary humour, it is a rare combination of beauty and comic oddity reminiscent of Saki and Wilde – perfectly captured, in this edition, by Michael Kirkham's charming modernist illustrations. new copy.
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Book number: F1784
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BEHRENS, WILHELM
Hilfsbuch Zur Ausführung Mikroskopischer Untersuchungen Im Botanischen Laboratorium.
. Braunschweig, Harald Bruhn, 1883 2 Taf. 132 Textholzschn. XII, 389pp. original illustrated wrappers, spine split but without loss of titling. Der Botaniker W. Behrens (1854-1903), Assistent von Julius Sachs in Würzburg, lebte ab 1876 als Privatgelehrter in Göttingen. 'Die älteste in Deutschland existierende mikroskopische Zeitschrift, die 'Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Mikroskopie und mikrosk. Technik', verdankt ihre Gründung, ihre Gestalt in den ersten 20 Erscheinungsjahren und ihr noch heute gültiges Gesicht. Behrens. In seinem 'Hilfsbuch' kam es 'dem Verfasser neben einer zweckmäßigen Einführung in die Instrumentenkunde und Präparationstechnik vor allem darauf an, die damals noch ganz in den Anfängen stehenden chemischen Nachweismethoden der Pflanzenstoffe in das mikroskopische Gebiet zu übertragen' (Freund/Berg, Geschichte der Mikroskopie, page 105 etc.) [ST].
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Book number: F2120
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8 US$ 9.25 | JP¥ 1036]
Keywords: Auctiongerman German-Lot Mikroskoop Micoscopy Mikroskopie

 
BENNDORF, PAUL,
Maerchen Aus Tausend Und Einer Nacht.
0. Neu bearbeitet für die Jugend. Mit sechs Farbdruckbildern nach Original-Aquarellen von Prof. Carl Offterdinger. Stuttgart und Leipzig, Wilhelm Effenberger (F.Loewes), n.d. (c. 1900); [iv], 172pp. with 6 colour plates; publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards, text slightly embrowned, one leaf torn vertically and repaired without loss but with traces of sellotape in top and bottom margin,, early gift entry on front free endpaper. Overall a good copy.
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Book number: IS002173
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 33.04 | JP¥ 3702]
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Keywords: Ianweb German Children's Books Illustrated Fairy Tales Arabian Nights Entertainment Thousand and One Nights

 
ME'AH BERACHOT
An 18th-Century Miniature Book of Blessings and Prayers.
. Facsimile edition of the copy held in a private Collection, New York One of a fine limited edition of 550 copies: This Me'ah Berachot manuscript, a miniature prayer book, is an exquisite exe of how Jewish heritage can be passed down for the delight and enrichment of future generations. It was handwritten and illuminated in Central Europe during the eighteenth century, and is today in the hands of a private collector in New York. Traditionally, pious Jews seek to recite blessings on at least one hundred occasions daily. This unique manuscript, the name Me'ah Berachot means 'one hundred blessings', is a compendium of blessings, each allocated to a time of day or to a special event. It gathers together morning prayers, Grace after Meals, prayers on retiring at night (Qriat Sh'ema), petitions for the safety of travellers and many other texts to be recited on special occasions, e.g. on seeing a beautiful tree, on hearing thunder or on wearing a new garment for the first time. Since it also includes three blessings specifically related to womanly duties (mitzvoth nashim) - on breadmaking, ritual bathing and kindling the Sabbath lights - the book was probably commissioned as a special gift to a woman. Such a splendid prayer book may well have been presented to a bride and would doubtless have been treasured by generations of her descendants. Indeed it is a miniature handbook of Jewish life intended for Jews of all ages. Besides the beautifully written text, the manuscript contains an illuminated title-page and twenty-nine miniature panels illustrating some of the activities associated with the blessings included. Each painting is headed by a cartouche containing the relevant blessing, preceded by directions on how to recite it, written in a more cursive Yiddish script. Additional miniatures fascinatingly depict a variety of everyday genre scenes - lighting the Sabbath candles, family mealtimes, tending the garden, putting on new clothes, entering the ritual bath, and even the then common medical practice of bloodletting. The manuscript’s seventy pages measure 36 x 40 mm (1.4" x 1.6"). It is bound in its original gold-tooled leather case with handmade silver clasps, bosses and corner plates. Despite the minute size of the book, the script is so clear that all the texts can be read with ease. This little book is a remarkable example of the revival of Hebrew manuscript illumination in the eighteenth century. At that time, long after the invention of printing, it was recognized that a handwritten and finely illustrated book offered a sense of luxury and respect for religious ritual unmatched since the Middle Ages. The craftsman-made binding of morocco leather is tooled in 23-carat gold and adorned with solid silver clasps, corner-plates and bosses made in one of the last silversmith's ateliers in Milan, Italy. The presentation case is crafted in full leather, lined in suede, and holds both the facsimile and the commentary volume.The commentary volume contains both a full translation and a full description of the manuscript and the Jewish world from which it comes. It is written by Iris Fishof, formerly Chief Curator of Judaica and Jewish Ethnography at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, who also describes each miniature and provides a scholarly analysis of the texts that they illustrate. It is translated and edited by Jeremy Schonfield.The commentary volume was printed on 90gsm Fabriano Ingres and bound in fine-grain goatskin to match the presentation case. The facsimile is housed in its own container within the suede-lined goatskin presentation box which also holds the commentary volume. This unique facsimile was printed in a strictly limited edition of 550 copies (400 on vellum numbered 1 - 400 and 150 on specially milled parchment numbered 401 -500. Our copy has the number 495. The remaining 50 Ad Personam copies were numbered I - L). The plates have been destroyed (with rabbinic permission and in compliance with Halachic requirements) and no further copies will be issued. The edition is now sold out.[ DL 4/2 ]. (ISBN: 094822346) .
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Book number: F1830
GBP 475.00 [Appr.: EURO 532.5 US$ 627.68 | JP¥ 70331]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Jewish Judaica Rare 094822346

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