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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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ALL SOULS COLLEGE OXFORD.
Photogravure
. Artist: Emery Walker after Edmund Hort New - Published by Edmund Hort New: 17 Worcester Place Oxford A.D. 1923 .Size: Image 331 x 410 mm Sheet 471 x 638 mm The borders of the sheet are very slightly worn, the left hand side with some spotting and a 40 mm. vertical darkened area, the right margin Has a similar 75 mm wide vertical area. ASK FOR PHOTOGRAPHS OF CORNERS AND MARGINS. The image itself is fine and clear.Edmund Hort New ( 1871 - 1931) , English artist, member of the Birmingham Group and leading illustrator of his day was was born in Evesham Worcestershire. He studied at the Birmingham Municipal School of Art under Edward R. Taylor (headmaster of the school) and A. J. Gaskin, becoming known in the 1890s as an illustrator in the black-and-white style of the Arts and Crafts movement. He specialised in pen and ink drawings of rural and urban landscapes, old buildings and their interiors, architectural features, and also designed bookplates. In his early years he worked with Ruskin and other associated Arts and Crafts artists. New provided illustrations for the English Illustrated Magazine and was commissioned by the Bodley Head publishing house to work on critically acclaimed editions of books, such as The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton and The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White.In 1895 New was invited to meet William Morris at Kelmscott Manor, and went on to provide design work for the Kelmscott Press as well as illustrating Morris's two-volume biography by J. W. Mackail. Between 1896 and 1914, New provided hundreds of illustrations for over 50 books for various publishers He also taught drawing to T E Lawrence In 1905 New moved to Oxford where he started work on a series of drawings of the University of Oxford colleges, based on the David Loggan's 1675 aerial perspectives, a project which was to occupy him for the rest of his life and remained unfinished. The drawings were engraved by Emery Walker and sold as the "New Loggan Prints". He also provided further illustrations for a series of books called the "College monographs" New was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers).Sanders of Oxford describe the printing process as follows: These prints were made through a relatively new process at the time - photo engraving. Like photogravures the print is made by transferring a photo to a copper plate and then printing it. With the E.H. New prints, a contact print of New's pen and ink drawing was made and the large negative attached to a plate which was then exposed in an acid bath, the acid only biting where the negative was clear; thus, creating an engraved plate of New's drawing. The prints were available separately at shops in Oxford such as Ryman's in the early part of the 20th century and are on a cotton wove paper with an anvil watermark i.e. the paper is from stock made for the Kelmscott press.
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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.
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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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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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DAHL, ROALD, RICHARD ADAMS, BRIAN ALDISS, ELIZABETH JENNINGS AND OTHERS
The Oxford Bibliophile Almanac: . Original Correspondence and Contributions
. The original contributions and correspondence between the publisher Holdan Books and the contributors 1980/1981 for THE OXFORD BIBLIOPHILE ALMANAC: Included were stories by Oxford authors on a variety of subjects, articles on the theme of Oxford, and some poetry. All of these illustrated by Oxford artists. The book never appeared since practically none of the artists, who had promised to help, produced art work CONTRIBUTIONS : Richard Adams ( 1920 - 2016 ) A Sonnet Brian Aldiss ( 1925 - 2017 ) Back from Java - a short story Gillian Avery ( 1926 -2016 ) The Researcher's Craft: Designs and Implements. (from Research Concerning Nineteenth Century Children and Books (Monographs No. 17 ) Giles Barber ( 1930 - 2012 ) Oxford, Ossonio, Oxfort - Modern Languages printing at Oxford to 1800 ( promised but never submitted, instead he sent An introduction to the Housemaid ) Sir Basil Blackwell ( 1889 - 1984) May Morris - a lecture Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990 ) The Cow - a poem Eileen Davies ( 1926 - 2011 ) Oxford's Voluble Inglorious Milton: -George Smith Green, Watchmaker & Author J.P. Feather Books Without Walls: Development of the Oxfordshire Book Trade Dame Helen Gardner ( 1908 - 1986 ) Memories of Oxford Bookshops Elizabeth Jennings ( 1926 - 2001 ) A Weather Spell - a poem B.E. Juel-Jensen An Oxonian's view of Ethiopia, Travellers and Books David Low Sir Isaac Newton's Library and Chinnor Rectory Jan Morris ( 1926 -- ) In a Name Hugh Williamson An Oxford Family and its Firm:-Henry Alden, Publisher & Bookseller The full description of this collection+ images is on our webssite.
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ERASMUS
Collection of 8 Titles
. Dorey, T. A. ( Ed.). Erasmus. Chapters by Margaret Mann Phillips, A. E. Douglas, J. W. Binns, B. Hall, D. F. S. Thomson, T. A. Dorey, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970.X,163 [1] pp. [Studies in latin literature and its influence]. - ISBN 0710068050. - publisher s hardcover in d/j /// Stefan Zweig, Erasmus and the right to heresy. Souvenir Press, 1979, [6]387pp. hardback in d/j. inscr. on f.e.p. Illustrated dust jacket. /// P.S. Allen: . Selections from Erasmus, principally from his Epistles. Clarendon press, 1908, 160pp.3 plates, hardback, text yellowed. First edition. The same in the reprint of the 2nd edition 1918, New York, A.D. Caratzas, 1983, /// Augustijn, Cornelis; Grayson, J.C. [Translator] Erasmus: His Life, Works, and Influence (Erasmus Studies) . Univ of Toronto press, 1995, 240pp. illustr. Very good paperback /// G.S. Facer, (ed. ) Erasmus and his times. A A Selection from the Letters of Erasmus and His Circle. Bristol classical press- Bolchazy-Carducci, 1988 VIII,142pp. paperback /// M.A. Screech: Erasmus Ecstasy & the Praise of Folly. Penguin books 1988 (Peregrine XXIV,267pp. browned text. Paperback /// M. Mann Phillips: Erasmus and the Northern renaissance. Boydell Press/Rowman & Littlefield, revised and illustrated edition 1981,VII, 173pp. hardback in d/j . PRICE FOR ALL 8 BOOKS:.
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GALLICO, PAUL
A Miracle in Wilderness. A Story for Christmas.
. Illustrated by Jane & Anne Grahame-Johnstone. Oxford, Mouette Press, 1975. Printed by the Whittington Press, in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Paul Gallico. This is one of the 50 copies which were numbered M1 - M50. Printed on an 1848 Columbian press, on mould made paper from St Cuthbert's Mill. embossed cloth binding in protective white plain d/j. gilt top edge. Fine copy.( private press ). (ISBN: 0904845001) .
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GARFIELD, LEON,
Shakespeare Stories Ii. Illustrated By Micheal Foreman
. Victor Gollancz , 1994 , 287 pages illustrated with 16 colour plates and various black and white drawings in the text. First Edition , a pristine Hardcover copy in splendid dust wrapper.
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HARDY, C. STUART (ILLUSTRATOR)
Merry Folk. A Book for the Children's Playtime.
. London, Ernest Nister, New York, E.P. Dutton & Co. n.d. [189-] (printed in Bavaria) landscape forma 24 x 28 cm.[61pp.] with 16 fine Chromo Lithographic plates and b/w illustrations in the text by L. Stuart Hardy. Coloured illustrated front board, Red cloth spine, edges & corners worn, text slightly browned. the plates are wonderful [ OCLC Number: 13757254 ] dedication in ink on page opposite first text page with date Christmas 1900.
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MALORY , SIR THOMAS ILLUSTRATED BY AUBREY BEARDSLEY
Le Morte D'arthur
Dent. Ill.: Beardsley. J. M. Dent & Co. Ltd. 1988 , a very fine and complete copy with the slip-case. ; IV, 538 p. [26] leaves of plates : ill. ; 31 cm. This edition is a fine facsimile of the fourth edition. weight 4 KG. ISBN 10: 0460078453 / ISBN 13: 9780460078450 [ heavy volume, ask for postal quote first ]. (ISBN: 0460078453) .
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MILNE, A.A.
When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; the House at Pooh Corner
Methuen. London, Methuen & Co., 1924-1928. 4 volumes, sm-octavo. Bound in recent full morocco, in their respective original published colours, with gilt titles, the original Sheppard illustrations on the front boards embossed in gilt, gilt decoration and raised bands on spines, gilt rules to fronts and insides of the boards, 2 of the volumes have the original endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in a blue cloth covered protective slipcase. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard First Impressions, with the exception, as so often, of When We Were Very Young which is the 2nd editon December 1924 Ask for a more detailed description of this beautiful set..
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NEUDA, FANNY [ GEB. SCHMIEDL ]
Stunden Der Andacht. Ein Gebet- Und Erbauungsbuch Für Israels Frauen Und Jungfrauen, Zur öffentlichen Und Häuslichen Andacht, So Wie Für Alle Verhältnisse Des Weiblichen Lebens.
. Prague, Brandeis, n.d. 26th edition , VIII, 176pp. Fanny Schmiedl Neuda (1819-1894).published the first Jewish women¿s prayer book to be written 'by a woman in 1855. In addition to containing formal Jewish worship practices, this work covered both public and private events in the life of a Jewish woman. Fanny Neuda (née Schmiedl, b. March 6, 1819 - d. April 6, 1894) was a Jewish writer best known for her popular collection of prayers, Stunden Der Andacht (1855). She was born in Lomnice (Lobnig), Moravia to the family of Rabbi Yehudah Schmiedl (1776-1855, present-day Czech Republic). After marrying Abraham Neuda (1812-1854), she moved to Loštice, where her husband served as rabbi. After Abraham Neuda's death in 1854, her book of prayers became widely published. She died at the age of 75 years in the spa town of Merano (present-day Italy). In 2015, a plaque honouring her was unveiled in Loshtice. Neuda's collection of Jewish prayers is unique by virtue of its being the first collection of Jewish prayers composed in German by a Jewish woman. Earlier collections of te?innot - petitionary prayers, comprising a growing literature of devotional works for prayer outside of the shul had been authored by Jewish men and less commonly by Jewish women. (See the prayer of Glückel of Hameln (1646-1724) translated by Kaeren Fish in A Jewish Women's Prayer Book (e.d. Aliza Lavie 2008)). After Neuda's work was published in 1855, it attained such great popularity among Jewish women in Central Europe, that it was published in more than 30 editions (some of which were illustrated).1. At least one siddur published by Raphael Jacob Fürstenthal in 1897 appended her complete Stunden Der Andacht to it.
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OPIE, IONA & PETER (EDS.)
I Saw Esau the Schoolchild's Pocket Book
. Walker Books, 1992. 160pp. Collection of rhymes edited by the Opies and extensively illustrated in colours by Maurice Sendak Introduction and detailed notes by Iona Opie. This was first published in 1947 and Walker books brought out this 1992 edition. this is a very fine copy in pristine dust jacket.
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PRATCHETT, TERRY
Mort a Discworld Comic.
Gollancz. Ill.: Higgins. illustrated by Graham Higgins. V G Graphics, Victor Gollancz 1994, first edition in this version. Fine Hardback. (ISBN: 0575056975) .
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