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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
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Keywords: Graphic Art Newspapers

 
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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Keywords: Ianweb Russian History Russian Culture Trade Catalogues Almanachs Ephemera Antiquarian Illustrated Books Russia Rare Russian Nabokov

 
BOCCACCIO, (GIOVANNI DI).
Boccaccios Buch Von Den Fürnembsten Weibern Mit Den 78 Holzschnitten Der Ulmer Ausgabe Von 1473 Und Einem Nachwort Von Kurt Pfister.
. Potsdam, G. Kiepenheuer, 1924. sm-4to. [4] 285, [12]pp. With 78 handcoloured illustrations after woodcuts ( Das alte Bilderbuch, ed. by K. Pfister, the first volume in this series). Printed in the Gothic font designed/used by the printer Mandruck AG in Munich. The translation used is that of Heinrich Steinhöwels (1566) and it is combined with the illustrations of the Latin edition <> published in Ulm by J. Zainer, 1473, by an unknown master which are regarded as some of the most important series of illustrations of teh late medieval period. There are 104 chronologically arranged biographies of famous women. Starting with Eve the biographies cover women of antiquity and contemporaries of Boccaccio and ends with Queen Constance of Sicily. 350 copies were printed, this is number 79 of the 125 copies printed on Zanders handmade paper and bound in half vellum with coloured paper covered boards, 4 raised bands lined in gilt and the title BOCCACCIO in gilt on the spine. Text yellowed. Looseley inserted newspaper cuttings about the handover of the publisher Kiepeneuer's archive to the city of Leipzig and other notes on the Kiepenheuer family.
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Book number: F1119
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Keywords: Auctiongerman Bibliophile Weblists German Italian Literature Limited Illustrated

 
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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Keywords: Ianweb Oxfordshire Topography Ecclesiastical History Local History Dorchester on Thame Medieval Architectural History Architecture Illustrated Books Wood-Engraving

 
CROSS, A.G.,
The Russian Theme in English Literature. From
. the Sixteenth Century to 1980. An Introductory Survey and a Bibliography, CONTENTS: Introduction / Chronological Index / Author Index / Short Title Index / Subject Index Both the introductory essay and the new bibliography break completely new ground in the study of Anglo-Russian literary relations. The long introductory essay (of about 22,000 words) attempts to survey Russian themes in original English imaginative writing (poetry, plays, novels) from Elizabethan times up to the present day against the background of general de4velopments in Anglo-Russian relations. It reveals the persistent interest in Russia over more than four centuries by a host of writers, both major and log-since forgotten, and introduces little known works in all genres which provide an interesting insight into English attitudes and prejudices. The bibliography lists nearly 1100 works and is divided into four sections. The first and central part is the chronological listing, arranged according to the publication date of the first British edition. Full details of American editions are given only when no British edition subsequently appeared, although indications of prior publication in the U.S.A. and of any differences in title are provided in the annotation. The second listing is an alphabetical index of authors. Numbers locate the works by the individual authors in the chronological index. Finally, there is a Subject Index, which performs the function of allowing researchers to identify works in the first Index that refer to such broad areas as 'Peter the Great', '1812', 'the Crimean War', 'Nihilists', 'the October revolution'. Oxford, 1985; 278pp. bound in d/j, illustrated fine copy.
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ERSHOVA L., SEMENIHIN V. (EDS. COMPILERS)
Detskaya Illyustrirovannaya Kniga V Istorii Rossii. 1881-1939. Iz Kollektsii Aleksandra Lur'e. 2 Volumes in Slip Case
. Moscow, Samolet; Ulei, 2009. 382; 471pp. small folio format: 330x277 mm, weight 8 KG .Book Illustration is a a complex art form, and many famous artists have been book illustrators at some stage during their career especially during first third of the twentieth century . For painters children's book illustration was just a way to somehow survive . Like Petrov-Vodkin, Chekhonin , Boris Kustodiev , Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Vladimir Konashevich This massive and richly illustrated two-volume set, which includes more than 500 entries of Russian children's picture books during the years 1881-1939 years , contains an index of more than 190 names of artists . with brief biographical information and numerous references. The text is divided into nine chapters . The two volumes contain 1,800 illustrations and a glossary and is the result of many years of research . Many artists are listed here for the first time not only in Russia but also in the world. In addition to the rare illustrations one has added a list of all pre-revolutionary and Soviet children's book publishers . Fine set in slip case HEAVY Please ask for correct postage quote before ordering. ABE's postage estimate is wrong as usual. (ISBN: 978591529-006) .
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GOLIKOV, I.I (ILLUSTRATOR)
Slovo O Polku Igoreve (the Tale of Igor's Campaign)
. Slovo o pl'ku Igoreve, Igora syna Svat'slavlavnuka Ol’gova / drevnerusskij tekst, podgotovlennyj k pechati V. Rzgoj i S. Shambinago, pisannyj i illustrirovannyj palekhskim masterom Ivanom Golikovym ; [khudozhestvennaa? redaktsia? M. P. Sokol’nikova]. [The Tale of Igor's Campaign and Palekh miniature ] Edition de Luxe of the medieval epic of the Kievan Rus' - The Tale of Igor's Campaign . about h 43.2 cm x w 29.8 cm x d 2.0 cm. Moscow, Academia, 1934. 49 [3] pp. Chromolithographed title page. Elephant Folio sized hardback. In near fine condition. Complete with the brown wrapper and original slip case Title and text in Church Slavonic. Beautiful edition of this anonymous epic poem originally written in the Old East Slavic language. With 10 mounted colour plates by the Master of Palekh, Ivan Golikov, ornamental borders, tissue guards. Original cloth overlaid with Palekh style illustration. Illustrated title page and endpapers. 49 pages, pictorial boards, brown cloth spine and edges, untrimmed. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Ribbon page marker. The notes promise a second volume containing Modern Russian parallel text translations in prose and verse, but this was never published. A well-known work of the Soviet lacquer painter, stage designer and illustrator Ivan I. Golikov (1886-1937). Issued in a limited edition de luxe of 3300 copies. Not many copies survived WW II. (see: Vollmer II, 269), edited by V. Oschigoi and S. Schamvinag, published by A.N. Tikhinov and M.P. Sokolnikov. The poem has 218 verses and was discovered in 1795 and published for the first time in 1800. Palekh miniatures are a Russian folk handicraft of miniature painting, which are done with tempera paints on varnished articles made of papier-mâché and are named by the Russian town Palekh. Very rare in this fine condition, even the brown wrapper is present.
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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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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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KODRYANSKAYA, NATALIA [NATALIE CODRAY],], ,
Globusnyi Chelovechek.
0. 1954. Paris, 1954; 4to (approx. 21 x 28 cm.); 68, [ii] pp. with illustrations in colour and in black-and-white, some full-page, by F.Rozhankovskii; publisher's boards, illustrated in colour. First edition of this Russian children's book, with Russian text, printed in Paris. The colour lithographs were printed by Mourlot Freres. An excellent copy.
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Book number: IS002321
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LANE, LANE, RICHARD
Images from the Floating World. The Japanese Print . Including an Illustrated Dictionary of Ukiyo-E
. New York, Konecky & Konecky, 1978 364pp. 735 illustrations in the text and on plates, partly in colours.Fine hardback in dust jacket. (ISBN: 0914427547) .
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MACDONALD, GEORGE,
At the Back of the North Wind.
0. 1871. London, Strahan & Co. 1871; viii, 378 pp. 13 pp. advertisements, with illustrations by Arthur Hughes; publisher's purple cloth, spine and front cover illustrated in gilt and black; neatly recased, spine laid down and minimally worn at extremities, boards somewhat dull and faded, the gilt on the picture inset in the front cover also faded, and partly rubbed away, rear board lightly stained or discoloured, contemporary gift inscription on half-title. First issue of the first edition of Macdonald's most-loved children's book.
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Book number: IS00742
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MINAEV E.N.
500 Ekslibrisov. Ekslibrisy Khudozhnikov Rossiiskoi Federatsii. Exlibris of the Russian Federation. Les Ex Libris Des Artistes de la Federation de Russie. Die Exlibriskust in Der Russischen Foderation
. Summaries in English, German, and French. Knizhnyi znak. Knizhnaya grafika. Knizhnaya illyustraciya. Al'bom. Na russkom, angliiskom, francuzskom i nemeckom yazykah. M. : Sovetskaya Rossiya, 1971, 319 p. profusely illustrated in b/w and several colours, good hardback in d/j.
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Book number: F3056
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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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PUSHKIN
Al'bom Elizavety Nikolaevny Ushakovoi. Faksimil'noe Vos Proizvedenie.
. Sankt-Peterburg, "Logos", 1999; 402pp. illustrated printed on art paper (gloss finish), 25x18.5, bound in cloth, d/j Al'bom. vyshel v serii "Iz sobranii Pushkinskogo doma" v ramkak h vserossiiskoi p rogrammy k 200-letiyu Pushkina. Eto svorobtaznyi mozet byt', edinstvennyi v svoem rode pamyaytnik literaturnogo by ta pushkinskoi epokhi. Dom Ushakovykh byl izvesten v Moskve 1820- 30-kh g.g. sredi li teratorov, muzykantov, pevtsov, zhivopistsev. Pushkin byl druzhen s sestrami Ushakovami. V al'bome bolee 80 ego risunkov, sredi nikh 5 avtoportretov, portrety Vyazemskogo, Del'v iga, Griboedova etc. zdes' zhe znamenityi "donahuanskii spisok". Izdanie soprovozhdayut stat'i i kommentarii spetsialistov In-ta r usskoi lit-ry (Pushkinskii dom) RAN. fine work, [ DR 5].
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Book number: 016498
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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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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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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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Keywords: Ianweb Eighteenth Century German Literature Nineteenth Century German Literature Ballooning Aviation Air Travel Hot Air Balloons Ballooning Antiquarian Rare Illustrated

 
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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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

 
THELIN, NILS B.,
On the Nature of Time a Biopragmatic Perspective on Language, Thought, and Reality
. ( Acta Universitatis Upsaliennsis - Studia Slavica Upsaliensia volume 48. ) Uppsala, 2014, 480pp. illustrated hardback.
¶ This book is a synthesis of more than three decades of research into the concept of time and its semiotic nature. If traditional philosophy - and philosophy of time should be no exception - in the shadow of advancing biology can be said to have reached an impasse, one important reason for this, in harmony with Wittgenstein's vision, appears to have been its lack of appropriate tools for explicating language. The present theory of time proceeds, accordingly, from the exploration of temporal expressions in language as an evolutionary fact. It derives in a hypothetical, coherent feedback process of hierarchically or dered distinctions the semantics of time from its biologically dictated perceptual and cognitive-pragmatic origins. The corresponding abductive-regulative model is anchored in the assumption of biological rhythmization as the very foundation of perception and mental/physical action. Under- stood to originate in space and spatial perspective, time reveals itself as an instrument for temporal perspective on motion (events and situations) in a process of analysis, i.e. discontinuation of chaos made divisible and continuous by the rhythmical screen. Whereas tradition- al philosophy of time paid attention almost exclusively to the temporal category of tense , the biopragmatic model sees strong evidence in the perspectival nature of time for ascribing the decisive, and probably universal, role in temporal analysis to the linguistic category of aspect . Aspect may, according to the present findings, be assumed to partake already of change- of-state and cause-effect analysis without which man's adaptation to new situations - and precondition for survival - would be inconceivable. The proposed model of space/time cogni-tion, inspired by Hegelian dialectics, Heidegger-Gadamer's hermeneutic circle and Peircean logic, makes Kantian a priori superfluous and liberates time from its enigmatic appearance. For the first time in temporal studies it thus appears possible to derive hypothetically linguistic expressions of time all the way from pre-temporal, homogeneous continuity effected by biological rhythmization, via pre-temporal metonymic (Gestalt), chunk-wise partitioning - as a general precondition for the perception and, based on primary metaphorization, the cognition of things, space and motion - to temporal analysis/discontinuation proper, primarily by aspectual perspective, and the subsequent synthesized, heterogeneous continuity of temporally ordered events. The conception of time, so disastrous for modern temporal logic, i.e. as moving object assigned extension, divisible continuity ( ? linearity') and direction, can be shown to have emerged as a result of secondary metaphorization.
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WENDLAND, HENNING,
Signette. Deutsche Drucker- Und Verlegerzeichen 1457-1600
. Hannover, Schluetersche Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei, 1984, 306pp. 393 illustrations. Fine copy in dust jacket. With Wendland's signed handwritten dedication to the Hamburg publisher Friedrich Wittig, dated 17-2-1984. loosely inserted is Gerd Schulz's review in the Börsenblatt of 11.7.1984
¶ General history followed by pages of reproductions of printers' and publishers' marks along with biographical sketches of their owners. / Die hier vorgelegte Auswahl der schönsten und interessantesten deutschen Drucker- und Verlegerzeichen ermöglicht dem Betrachter einen ganz ungewöhnlichen Einblick in die Druckgeschichte des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts. Die Signete spiegeln Frömmigkeit, Strebsamkeit und Fleiß, Berufsstolz, Eitelkeit, Gelehrsamkeit und Bildung, Kunstverständnis, Geschmack und Schmuckbedürfnis wider.
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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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