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BETJEMAN, JOHN AND GEOFFREY TAYLOR (EDS),
English Scottish and Welsh Landscape
0. 1945. 1700 - c.1860. With Original Lithographs by John Piper [New Excursions into English Poetry]. London, Frederick Muller, 1945 (second impression); c. 21 x 14 cm.; 121 pp.; with 12 full-page original lithographs in colour by John Piper; publisher's illustrated boards to a further double-page John Piper design; extremities a little rubbed, minimal spots to endpapers, date and names at top of front free endpaper. The inscription on the front endpaper reads "Richard 21-2-46 Margaret" [Strachey].
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BEWICK, THOMAS,
A General History of Quadrupeds - the Figures Engraved on Wood By T. Bewick
. Thje third edition. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1792, X,483pp. Text foxed / stained throughout, more so on the last 50 pages, tear in pp/ 383/384 and in margin of pp. 321/322 repaired, small piece missing from right bottom title, ssignature erased from top margin of title. in new green calf binding with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. Profusely illustrated with the famous Bewick wood engravings. Well over 200 engr. of animals and over 100 vignettes and tailpieces.
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Book number: F0724
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BLACKWALL, A. ( 1674-1730 )
The Sacred Classics Defended and Illustrated, Or, an Essay Humbly Offer'd Towards Proving the Purity, Propriety, and True Eloquuence of the Writers of the New Testament
. (1725). In two parts. "In the first of which those divine writers are vindicated against the charge of barbarous language, false Greek, and Solecisms; in the second is shewn that all the Excellencies of Style, and sublime beauties of Language and genuine Eloquence do abound.." London, 1725, "Printed by J.Pettenham for C.Rivington, at the Bible and Crown.. and W.Cantrell"; compact qto (9 x 7 in); [8] 372 pp plus 16pp index; t.p. partially titled in red; with wood-engraved initials and head- and tail-pieces; pages sl rippled, faint waterstains to prelims and upper corner of later texts; no foxing. previous owner's signature in ink on first blank page which is somewhat frayed, skilfully rebound in period marbled paper covered boards, brown spine with beige title label in gilt framing. [ WB ].
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Book number: F2924
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BLAKE, WILLIAM,
Songs of Innocence
1954. The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, no date [1954]; 31 colour-printed plates, 5 letterpress pages; original orange morocco, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g.; spine minimally spotted and faded, without the slip-case. The fine Trianon Press facsimile of one of the earliest copies to be coloured and issued by the artist [c. 1790-1794], from the Lessing J. Rosenwald copy, now in the Library of Congress. One of the 800 copies for distribution in the U.S.A. with the American distributor's notice stuck over the imprint [the edition comprised 1626 copies in all].
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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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BOUWINGHAUSEN VON WALLMERODE,
Taschenbuch Auf Das Jahr 1800
. für Pferdeliebhaber, Reuter, Pferdezüchter, Pferdeärzte und Vorgesetzte grosser Marställe. Tübingen, Cotta, [1799]; c. 11 x 7.5 cm.; 80, [xvi],96pp.with frontispiece, 13 engraved plates, one double-page, and full-page silhouette portrait; original illustrated boards; boards a little used, rebacked with pale-blue paper; early owner's name (Otto Feuerlein ?) at top of front free endpaper. A rare pocket almanac for people connected with or interested in horses. The frontispiece shows the "Herzogl. Wuertemb. Hauptgestütt, Marbach", the 12 copper-engraved plates show horses turned out for chivalric ceremonies and tournaments, the folding plate the funeral equipage for Duke Friedrich Eugen of Würtenberg, and the silhouette portrait "Müller, Oberreuter in Würzburg".
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Keywords: Ianweb Hippology Horses German Almanachs Illustrated Books Horses Hippology Chivalry Tournaments Vetinary Medicine

 
BRADBURY, EDWARD,
All About Derbyshire.
0. 1884. With sixty illustrations by W.H.J.Boot, J.S.Gresley, W.C.Keene, Ll. Jewett et al. London & Derby, 1884; xvi, 396, 52 pp. with numerous illustrations; publisher's red cloth ruled in blind, spine gilt-lettered; spine discoloured where a large label has been removed, front cover very slightly marked, edges very slightly spotted. First edition. An informative, detailed, yet brightly-written series of essays with good illustrations from wood-engravings. [An "Extra Edition, with 12 platinotype plates, is advertised, but our copy is the ordinary edition, with text illustrations but not plates]. The essays are grouped as "Derbyshire Dales", "Derbyshire Hills", "Derbyshire Halls", Derbyshire Spas", "Railway Readings" ("Through the Peak on the Engine of the Express" and "Over the High Peak Railway"], and, finally, "Random Readings". The last section of over 50 pages is of advertisements by mostly Derbyshire firms. Loosely inserted is a print, minimally embrowned, cut out of a contemporary work, captioned "Winter-Time - Feeding the deer in Chatsworth Park", which has been professionally hand-coloured.
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BRASSINGTON, W. SALT,
Historic Worcestershire: Worcestershire Hisotrical, Biographical, Traditional, Legendary and Romantic
. Birmingham, Leicester (Midl. Educ. Co.) & London (Simpkin), c. 1894; qto, 329pp; well illustrated throughout with frontispiece, drawings, decorations & images from photographs; rebound preserving 95 % of the original calf back strip with gilt decorations in 5 compartments;, in green cloth covered boards, the old spine has 5 raised bands and a green leather title label, contents complete and v. good. With frontispiece, 154 illustrations. From the preface-"An attempt has been made to collect and arrange, in chronological order, some of the most important and interesting facts relating to the history of the county of Worcestershire. Included are-The Romans in Worcestershire, On the Old Road, The King and Queen of Bredon Hill, St. Ecgwin of Worcester-King Offa the Terrible, The Legend of St. Kenelm, Pershore Abbey, King Alfred's gift to Worcester, The slaughter of the Hus-carls, A Malvern martyr, Hales Owen Abbey, Battle of Evesham etc. [ DL IV/2 ].
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BRITTON, J. AND E.W.BRAYLEY,
Derbyshire from: The Beauties of England and Wales.
0. 1803. [London, c. 1803]; pp. 291 - 552, with copper-engraved title-page and 20 [of 21] copper-engraved plates; modern fine-grained green binder's cloth, spine lettered in gilt; covers marked, outer margins of a few plates cropped quite close (one with loss of part of caption)' The "Derbyshire" section of Volume III of the series (the complete volume would also include Cumberland and the Isle of Man), which gives a guide to the county as Jane Austen's Mr Darcy would have seen it, with beautiful copper-engraved views after Dayes, Moore, Delamotte senior, including a fine plate of Buxton Crescent after a drawing by Dayes. This copy lacks one plate, and the map.
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BUDDEN, MARIA E.,
Claudine,
0. 1822. or Humility, the Basis of all the Virtues. A Swiss Tale. By the author of "Always Happy", "Nina", "Hints on Happiness", &c. London, J.Harris and Son, 1822; title-pge, 200pp. [lacking half-title], with copper-engraved frontispiece containing two half-page hand-coloured illustrations and six further half-page hand-coloured copper-engraved illustrations on four plates [of five]; twentieth century grey boards, printed label on spine; offsetting of plates on onto opposite pages, a little spotting or brown stains, mostly to margins, and a light brown stain to the lower corner of about the last 30 pages of text. First edition. Moon 74. An acceptable copy of the first edition, the illustrations beautifully coloured, which has lost one plate and become a little browned and a little used over the years, and been rebound in period-style boards around 1970..
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BURGER, G.A.,
Balladen
0. 1919. Munchen , Hans von Weber, 1919; [iv], 132 pp. with lithograph illustrations;by Franz Kolbrrand; publisher's paper-covered boards with title-piece; sometime rebacked with suitable blue-grey board, original printed title mounted; edges of boards worn with tiny hole in covering-paper, extreme outer edge of lower corners slightly bumped, one or two small spots; loosely inserted the separately-printed but simultaneously issued: Gottfried August Buerger. Nachwort zu seinen Balladen von Erich Ebstein. Muenchen 1920, Hans von Weber Verlag [30pp.]. 9th "Dreiangeldruck", printed in a limited edition, as is recorded in the colophon: "Dieses ist Nummer 32 der Vorzugausgabe". Signed by the artist, F.Kolbrand.
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BURGER, G.A.,
Des Freiherrn Von Munchhausen
0. 1840. wunderbare Reisen und Abentheuer zu Wasser und zu Lande .. Neue Originalausgabe. Mit 16 Federzeichnungen von Hosemann. Goettingen & Berlin, 1840; c. 15 x 9.5 cm.; xxiv, 167pp. with 16 lithographic plates; later paper-covered boards, red morocco lettering-piece, original printed wrappers bound in; plates a little browned, slight spotting, slight offsetting to some plates. A now very scarce edition. Hosemann's lithographs must count among the wittiest and most winning of all the Muenchhausen illustrations. Wackermann I, 27; Brieger-Hobrecker 55.
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Book number: IS00654
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BUSCH, WILHELM,
Max and Moritz.
. A Story in Seven Tricks. Munich: Braun & Schneider, London: A.N.Myers && Co. n.d. [c. 1870]; [iv], 53pp. printed on one side of every leaf, with two or three hand-coloured vignettes after the author on nearly every page, publisher's list printed on the endpapers; publisher's olive-green cloth, decorated and illustrated in black and gilt;THE INITIAL CONDITION WAS: splits to hinges with slight losses at head and tail of spine, rear board partly faded, inner joints split, stitching defective to first gathering, hence front endpaper and first four pages detached, page 8 detached and chipped at edges, THEN RE-BACKED AND THE OLD SPINE LAID DOWN. slight embrowning, owner's name - Dorothy E. Hart in top margin of title-page, lacking rear free endpaper. Rare edition in English of one of Germany's most famous and most successful children's books. Wilhelm Busch owed his immense and lasting success to his humour and illustrations. Apparently the first translation into English was by C.T.Brooks, and was published in Boston in 1871; the British Library's copy of the anonymous translation we are offering, published with Busch's original illustrations and colouring by his original publisher, is dated 1874, but our copy is undated. We think it is of the 1870s, or just possibly early 1880s. No edition in Osborne.
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BUSCH, WILHELM,
Max Und Moritz Bilderbuch
. Zürich, Fritz Ott, n.d. [c. 1935]; c. 29 x22.5 cm.; 24 unnumbered pages with text and colour-printed illustrations; publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards; very small loss of the red paper that covers the rear boards (about 1.5 x 4 cm.). First edition thus, A good, clean copy..
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Book number: IS002175
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CALDECOTT, R.
Picture Books.
. Eight "shilling" rhyme books bound in one: "The Milkmaid", "Hey Diddle Diddle", "A Frog he Would A-Wooing Go", "The Fox Jumps Over the Parson's Gate", "Come Lasses and Lads", "Ride a Cock Horse.", Go ldsmith's "Mrs.Mary Blaize", & "The Great Panjandrum Himself". George Routledge & Sons [R.Caldecott's Picture Books], n.d.; landscape format (24.5 x 20 cm); c.24pp per book; delightfully illustrated w ith colour plates & line-drawings; binder's half morocco with raised bands; leather scuffed (some surface loss); contents in very good condition with only hint of foxing & one sl rippled page.[ DR 5 ].
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Book number: 090016
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Keywords: Weblists Wim Meeuws Illustrated Books One Shilling Popular Verse Nursery Rhymes Children's Whimsy Antiquarian Rare

 
CARR, J[AMES] L[OYD]
The First Saturday in May; an Echo of a Shropshire Lad
. The Tern Press, Shropshire, 1993. Hardcover. First 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. elightful little story by JL 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. ( private press ).
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Book number: 091849-12
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CARROLL, LEWIS
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
. Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Walker Books, 1999, immaculate hardback in d/j. 2nd impression. perfect copy. (ISBN: 0744561248) .
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CARROLL, L.,
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
. Illustrated by John Tenniel. The Sally Press, n.d. (modern facsimile edition) 172pp. paperback. Raised coloured collage illustration pasted to covers, raised title in brass colours pasted to front cover [ SP presents ] .
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Book number: F0230
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CHAGALL, KANDINSKY, MALEWITSCH
Chagall, Kandinsky, Malewitsch Und Die Russische Avantgarde
. Hamburger Kunsthalle. Kunsthaus Zuerich, 1998; 287pp. bound, profusely illustrated, quarto, d/j. Artists: Mark Chagall, Alexandra Exter, Pavel Filonov, Nataliya Gontcharova, Vasilii Kandinskii, Ivan Klyun, Mikhail Larionov, Vladimir Lebedev, Aristarkh Lentulov, Kazimir Malevich, Il'ya Mas hkov, Lyubov' Popova, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Ol'ga Rozanova, Vladislav Strsheminski, Vladimir Tatlin. Authors: Ch.Heinrich, E.Petrova, Andrei Belyi, Nikolai Punin, Kazimir Malevich, original documents - protocols, manifests etc. Texts in German. [ DL - 2 ].
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CHAGALL, MARC
Exposition Marc Chagall, Japon 1963
. Catalog of an exhibition held at Kokuritsu Seiyo, Bijutsukan, etc. Oct. 1-Dec. 10, 1963.Text in Japanese with captions also in French.With many b/w illustrations and plates in full colours. port; 24 x 26 cm.Kyoto, Japan: Musee Municipal de Kyoto, 1963. Tan wraps, red illustrated wrappers joined at the spine, orange carton slipcase with title label. 188 pp.With a chronology, a catalogue of works. Introduction by Jean Cassou.
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Book number: TAM094-G
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CHAMPSAUR, FELICIEN,
Poupée Japonaise.
0. 1912. Dixième Mille. Paris, 1912; [viii], 388 pp. with numerous colour plates and with illustrations in the text; publisher's colour-printed pictorial wrappers; wrappers worn and chipped at corners, and at head of spine with c. 2cm. loss, stitching weak, some embrowning to text pages. The illustrations are by Hanafusa Ittcho and Haru Kawa.
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Book number: IS002126
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Keywords: Ianweb French Literature Illustrated Books Japanese Illustrated Books Japan Slightly Erotic Books

 
CHARPENTIER & FASQUELLE [ED.],
Un Siecle de Modes Feminines
0. 1896. 1794 - 1894. Quatre cents toilettes reproduites en couleurs d'après des documents authentiques [Collection Polychrome]. Paris, G. Charpentier & E. Fasquelle, 1896; c. 11.5 x 17.5 cm.; 20pp. text, approximately 190 colour -printed plates; mid-twentieth-century maroon buckram, leather lettering-piece; contents slightly embrowned. A charming collection illustrating changing middle-class women's fashion through reproductions in reduced format of contemporary fashion plates. This copy is from the library of the fashion designer and couturier to the Queen, Hardy Amies, and has his illustrated bookplate on the front pastedown.
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Book number: IS002174
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Keywords: Ianweb Hardy Amies Fashion Books Costume Books Social History French Illustrated Books Fashion Plates Women's Studies Nineteenth Century Association Copies

 
CHATELAIN, MADAME DE
The Child's Pictorial Vocabulary.
0. 1861. for teaching familiar phrases in three languages. Edited by Madame de Chatelain. London. Joseph, Meyers & Comp. 1861; title-page and 17 [of 18] leaves printed on one side only, each containing six brilliantly hand-coloured wood-engraved illustrations, titled and captioned in English, German, and French; at some stage a parent or a governess has cut the outer corners round with nail scissors and had the book neatly rebound in cloth; otherwise a good copy, with a few light, marginal finger-marks and other light signs of use. The subjects of the pages are the Dining Room, the Drawing Room, the Bedroom, the Nursery, the Kitchen, the Garden, the Farmyard, Clothes, Animals, Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers, a Walk in the Fields, Games, Trades, Scientific Instruments, Musical Instruments. Very rare. N.B.L. 235. Oppenheim 443.
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Book number: IS002272
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CHOLMONDELEY, R.H. [ED.],
The Heber Letters.
1950. London, 1950; 355 pp. with frontisp. double-page family tree, and 8 plates; publisher's cloth, d.w. First edition: "The 'Letters' now published begin in 1783, in which year Reginald Heber, afterwards Bishop of Calcutta, was born, and end in 1833, when his half-brother Richard Heber, the great book-collector, died .In the 'Letters' fifty years of Politics, Social Life, the Church, the Universities, Education, Wars, India, Men of Letters, and many other topics, are touched upon afresh in an illuminating and entertaining way. The correspondence has been collected from among the Cholmondeley family archives and it now appears edited and annotated for the first time. The book is illustrated with eight plates not previously reproduced." [dust-wrapper].
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Book number: IS00863
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CLERK, THOMAS,
The Works of William Hogarth
0. 1821. (Including "The Analysis of Beauty"), elucidated by Descriptions Critical, Moral, and Historical .. to which is prefixed Some Account of his Life. Two volumes, London, R.Scholey, 1821; vi, [vi], 203, [iv], 96pp. + " The Analysis of Beauty" with unnumbered pages, with title-page vignettes and 86 plates; nineteenth-century half deep blue morocco over blue marbled boards, blue marbled endpapers, rebacked with matching buckram; slight rubbing to extremities of the boards and one or two small chips, marginal loss to Plate IX, but a well-bound set, professionally repaired, the contents clean. One of several handbooks to the engraved versions of Hogarth's paintings which appeared after his lifetime. Plates 54 and 55 have not been bound in, and the letterpress for "Before and After" implies they may have been deliberately omitted; there is no plate 84, but this is probably not called for, as the letterpress at this point directs the reader to the title-page vignette for the illustration; the numeration of the plates is eccentric, with plates one would expect in the first volume bound [correctly] in the second, but the plates are otherwise complete. The pages of "The Analysis of Beauty" are unnumbered, but page numbers are given in the margins of the text. apparently referring to the pagination of the first edition.This is a very interesting association copy. The front paste-down of each volume bears a decorative bookplate by Provost Blondel (Paris) of a flowery wreath with interwined initials we have not deciphered and the motto "Jamais Cesder". Inscriptions on the bookplates show that the book once belonged to the English author W.Somerset Maugham, and that he gave it as a present to the American writer Glenway Wescott. Wescott, a friend of Katherine Anne Porter and Thornton Wilder as well as of Maugham, was a widely read and admired novelist in the first half of the twentieth century, and lived in Paris for much of his life. He presented this set to the art historian Edgar Wind, who had fled Germany and had posts in the United States in the 1940s (he later became the first Professor of the History of Art at Oxford.) The inscriptions, all written in ink in the margins of the ex-libris, read: "Edgar Wind ex dono Glenway Wescott ex dono W.Somerset Maugham" and "with G.W.'s affection to E.W. - and thanks for his analyses of the spring of 1942 -".
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Book number: IS002217
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Keywords: Ianweb Association Copies Ex-Libris Signatures Hogarth Art History Eighteenth Century Satire Antiquarian Rare 18th Century Illustrated Books Bookplates Glenway Wescott Edgar Wind W. Somerset Maugham American Literature

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