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THE OXFORD BESTIARIUM [BESTIARY ]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Ashmole 1511, Southern England, 12th Century
. Published in 1982. Complete colour facsimile edition of the 244 pp. (105 + 17 fol.) and of the inner end pages in original size 280 x 180 mm. The all leather binding is a faithful replica of a Romanic binding, presently in the possession of Austrian National Library in Vienna. All folios are cut according to the original. + volume containing the Transcription and translation of the text into German by F. Unterkircher, Vienna, Limited edition. with fantastic animal pictures on rich gold leaf. Bestiaries, illustrated books of animals, whose moralistic contents relate to selected biblical texts, were highly popular in the late 12th century. ther Oxford manuscript probably ranks among the finest examples of its kind. The magnificent codex, richly embellished with gold leaf, not only exceeds itself with its marvellous luminous opaque colour painting and clear depiction of animals, plants and human beings, but also in its predilection for serene symmetry, refined ornament and frequent use of carefully executed diaper-patterned backgrounds. The pictures are irregularly dispersed throughout the text. According to our modern conception, the animals often depict a surreal view of nature: a crocodile with a serpent's head and bird's feet, a horned panther with rather arbitrary colouring are but a few examples of an astonishing iconography which, far from naturalistic sketches, was based on the free interpretation of literary models. The book contains an overwhelming wealth of animal depictions: for example: A magnificent many-finned whale catches fish, while misguided sailors, thinking it to be an island, try to land on its back. All in all 130 miniatures within only 105 pages illustrate several chapters on nature and the qualities of animals; birds, snakes, worms, fish, trees, flintstones, as well as the nature of mankind. Of special interest is the illustration of Genesis in the beginning of the book, which is set amongst exceptionally enlarged and boldly narrative painted scenes. Former owners a.o. : William Wright, vicar of High Wycombe; William Mann; Sir Peter Mancroft; John Tradescant; Elias Ashmole; Oxford University.
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Book number: F2255KET
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Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Codex Facsimile Medieval Oxford Ketterer

 
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.
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Book number: 091849-13
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Bibliophile Limited Editions English Literature

 
DAHL, ROALD, RICHARD ADAMS, BRIAN ALDISS, ELIZABETH JENNINGS AND OTHERS
The Oxford Bibliophile Alnanac: . Original Correspondence and Contributions
. The original contributions and correspondence between the publisher Holdan Books and the contributors 1980/1981 for THE OXFORD BIBLIOPHILE ALNANAC: 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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Book number: F3235
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GOETHE, J. W. ILLUSTRATED BY MAX PFEIFFER WATENPHUHL,
Goethes Buch Suleika Gefolgt Vom Schenkenbuch. Dem Westöstlischen Divan Entliehen Und Mit Vierzehn Auf Den Stein Gezeichneten Farblithographien Versehen Von Max Pfeiffer Watenphul
. No. 233 of 370 signed and hand-numbered copies. With 14 lithographs by Max Pfeiffer signed in the stone. Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Ars Librorum, Gotthard de Beauclair 1966. folio (410 mm. x 280 mm.) loose sheets held in publisher's orange vellum-backed linen cloth binding with spine lettered in gilt and one of the coloured lithographs pasted to the front board. In dark reddish brown quarter goat's leather slip case with gilt lettering on the spine. A dust jacket was not issued. A fine copy. Printed on "velin d'Arches" and uncut. Five of the 14 coloured lithographs are full-page. Signed in the colophon by Max Pfeiffer Watenphul and Gotthard de Beauclair. 37pp. + colophon. Typeface used is Dante-Antiqua. Ars Librorum print no. 14. The first book ilustrated by the German artist Max Pfeiffer Watenphul(1896-1976). Inserted are the special lge 8-vo leaflet the publisher issued for this book with three of the illustrations reproduced in a smaller size and the publisher's catalogue of editions with original graphics.( private press ).
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Book number: F2108SM
GBP 345.00 [Appr.: EURO 400.75 US$ 447.66 | JP¥ 48533]
Catalogue: Illustrated
Keywords: Rare Illustrated Signed Numbered Private Press Rarte

 
JENNINGS, ELIZABETH
A Dream of Spring.
. Poems by Elizabeth Jennings. With Illustrations by Anthony Rossiter. Stratford-upon-Avon , The Celandine Press 1980, (Printed by The Whittington Press),, ] First Edition Tall octavo, green cloth spine (with publisher's printed spine label), Whittington marbled paper-covered boards, (32) pages, illustrated (with five, tipped-in, sepia plates by Anthony Rossiter). A sequence of seventeen new poems by Elizabeth Jennings Signed by Elizabeth Jennings, and artist Anthony Rossiter, on the limitation page (as issued). Printed for The Celandine Press, at The Whittington Press, on Zerkall mould-made paper, hand set in Bell type. Issued without printed dust jacket). First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies of which this is number 44, Prestine copy. Offered here together with the press' green A-4 publication announcement and a postcard by the poet written to her parents in October 1955 from Rome with 15 lines of text.( private press ).
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Book number: F2787
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JENNINGS. ELIZABETH,
An Oxford Cycle. Poems
. Oxford, Thornton's , 1987, [4] 16pp. illustrated wrappers, one of a limited edition of 538 copies. Not many of this edition survive, most were destroyed as a result of a flood. Elizabeth Jennings Elizabeth Joan Jennings, poet, born July 18 1926; died October 26 2001. Elizabeth was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, England in July 18, 1926. Her father was a respected Chief Medical Officer who moved the family to Oxford when she was six years old. She later discovered poetry while attending the Oxford high school. After attending St Anne's College, Oxford, Elizabeth became a librarian at Oxford city library. Having more time to focus on her writing she published her first collection of poetry (1953) which drew the attention of Robert Conquest. Mr. Conquest would later publish her work with the likes of famous authors Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, Thom Gunn and others in his 1956 - - New Lines Anthology - - , which would later become known as - - The Movement - - . Throughout the 1960's, Elizabeth was one of the most popular poets in England. She never married and published a great number of works. Elizabeth once said, "I write fast and revise very little. A street in North Oxford has now been named after. We are certain she would not have approved. THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW COPIES THE AUTHOR SIGNED, IT IS MARKED D . She only signed 6 copies of the 38 specials. [ Dr - M - 2 ].
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Book number: F2421-2
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists2 Signaturebook Limited Edition Poetry English Literature Oxford

 
JOYCE, JAMES
Ulysses
. London Folio Society 2004 Limited and Numbered Edition Published on 16 June, 2004 to mark the Centenary of the day on which the action of the book is set. The edition was limited to 1760 copies. In full goatskin binding, blocked with a design by Jeff Clements (a turquoise-blue leather, with gilt and black decoration) with gold colour endpapers. In a dark blue buckram-bound solander box blocked with Joyce's signature in gilt on the front and used with special permission of the Joyce estate and the title in gilt on spine side. The text used is the one as issued in the 1998 Folio Society edition (which takes the text of the 1926 second edition) set in Old Style with Pastonchi display. Illustrated with 18 etchings with gold leaf by Mimo Paladino. With gilded top edge and ribbon marker, 758 pages, 18 plates, Introduction by Jacques Aubert and a new, revised 2004 preface by the author's grandson Stephen James Joyce. Paladino's etchings were first published in a limited edition of 18 copies. In new condition in original box.
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Book number: F1786-4
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Keywords: Wim Meeuws Ireland Eire Limited Editions Bibliophile Folio

 
KERGUELEN TREMAREC, YVES JOSEPH DE,
Relation D'un Voyage Dans la Mer Du Nord, Aux Cotes D'islande, Du Groenland,, de Ferro, de Schettland, Des Orcades & de Norwege; Faite En 1767 & 1768.
. 1771. Paris, 1771; 4to; viii, [iv], 220 pp. with 10 engraved plates [3 folding], and 8 maps [7 folding]; title printed in red and black with a fine engraved vignette, two further fine copper-egraved vignettes; AN UNCUT COPY IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S MOTTLED BLUE PAPER-COVERED BOARDS with a contemporary hand-written paper label on the spine; edges worn and rubbed, short marginal split to rear hinge at head of spine, very slight loss at base of spine, surface of boards expertly restored, very small damp-stain in extreme top margins of c.30 pages, minute worm-holes in inner margins of c. 12 pages and to last 20 pages, affecting a few letters. First edition. Internally a clean fresh copy overall, in the original boards. The famous plates are engraved after Eisen. This copy is complete with the sixth leaf of the prelims, printed on one side only ("Avis au Relieur" with list of maps and plates giving relevant pages). This leaf is frequently lacking, having then been discarded by the binder after use. see: Chadenat, n°607 ; Sabin, n°37617 ; Cox, II, 21.
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Book number: IS001040
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Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Travel French Maritime Naval History Rare Travel and Exploration Illustrated Scotland Scandinavia Greenland Iceland Orkney Lapps

 
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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Book number: F3216
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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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Book number: F1701
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Catalogue: Leather
Keywords: Rare Fine Weblists Weblists-2 Children's

 
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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Book number: F3187
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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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