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GOSSE, P.H.,
Natural History. Reptiles.
SPCK. 1850. London, The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1850; iv, 296pp. with numerous wood-engraved illustrations; publisher's blind-stamped cloth; two tiny wear-hole on front joint, first owner's name and address - "H.Helmsley, Cheltenham 1853" on front fly-leaf. A very good copy of the first edition. Despite Gosse's profound differences on interpretation with Darwin,, he here naturally draws on all availble contemporary sources, iincluding Darwin's "Voyage".
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Book number: IS002306
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Keywords: Ianweb Natural History Reptiles Reptilia Zoology Victorian Children's Books Science Evolution Children's Illustrated Books Turtles Tortoises Crocodiles Snakes Serpents Lizards

 
GREENAWAY, KATE,
A Day in a Child's Life
0. 1881. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Music by Myles B. Foster. London: George Routledge and Sons, n.d.[1881]; 4to. 32 pp, with illustrations throughout printed by Edmund Evans; original illustrated cloth-backed glazed-paper-covered boards, green edges to pages; boards a little age-stained, with a small light brown stain at bottom of front board and a small ink stain in top margin of rear board, edges rubbed, corners worn, contents very good. First edition, with sunflower heads on the front cover having orange centrs, on the back having yellow centres.The finely-printed illustartions mainly show children, flowers, and garden scenes.
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Book number: IS002362
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Keywords: Ianweb Children's Books Picture Books Children's Illustrated Books Victorian Art Children's Songs

 
GURCKE, GOTTFRIED,
Schreib- Und Lesefibel.
0. 1900. Mit Bildern von Otto Speckter. Hamburg, Otto Meissner, 1900; 120pp. with vignette illustrations in the first half of the book; publisher's cloth-backed printed boards with cockerell vignette; boards fingered, darkened, and worn, small ownership stamp on verso of title-page, one or two finger-marks and a few neat contemporary marginal pencil notes.
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Book number: IS002164
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Keywords: Ianweb Otto Speckter German Illustrated Books Fibel Primers Education Reading Writing

 
HALL, FAIRFAX,
Paintings and Drawings By Harold Gilman
Privately Published. 1965. and Charles Ginner in the Collection of Edward Le Bas. Privately printed, London, 1965. This work consists of a large half green morocco portfolio (approximately 50.5 x 40 cm.) containing a printed title-page and 36 colour reproductions, together with a smaller 50-page book of text (with the same title), similarly bound, in cream buckram boards backed with green morocco, which fits into a specially-engineered space on the inside of the portfolio's front board. Both text and reproductions were printed by Fairfax Hall at his own press, on specially-made papers by Alex Cowan And Sons and by W.S.Hodgkinson and Co.; the types were cast by Fairfax Hall from matrices designed by Eric Gill; the bindings are by W.T.Morrell and Co. The whole edition was limited to 105 sets. This is number 44. The spine of the portfolio is lightly stained, the boards lightly spotted, with a pale water-stain on the front board that also reaches part of the morocco on the front. A very good copy. [postage or carriage on this rather large portfolio would exceed postage rates for standard books, please inquire first ] ( private press ).
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Keywords: Ianweb Art History Twentieth Century Art Harold Gilman Charles Ginner the Camden Town Group Private Press Privately Printed Typgraphy Limited Editions Illustrated Books Prints

 
HANSON, CHARLES HENRY,,
Stories of the Days of King Arthur.
Nelson. 1884. With Illustrationd by Gustav Dore. London, T.Nelson and Sons, 1884; c. 17.7 x 12.5 cm.; 271pp. withfrontispieceand seven plates with tissue guards present; publisher's cloth, lettered and illustrated in red and gilt, all edges gilt;; binding dull and slight rubbed, one plate very slightly frayed and dusty at edge of outer margins, two or three pale finger-marks. A good copy. The plates are apparently sepia reproductions in reduced format of steel-engravings. On the front pastedown there is a large prize presentatiion bookplate to "Ethel M. Whiting" from Camden School for Girls, dated September 1885, who had written her name and Camden Road address netaly opposite.
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Book number: IS002301
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Keywords: Ianweb Children's Illustrated Book Arthurian King Arthur Gustave Dore Medieval Juvenile

 
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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HILTON, ROGER,
Works on Paper.
0. 1974. Tuesday 29 October to Saturday 23 November 1974. London, The Waddington Galleries, [1974]. Oblong 8vo (approx. 19.5 x 24 cm); 24 unnumbered pages, mostly illustrations, some in colour; illustrated semi-stiff wrappers; minimal short crease to edge of front wrapper. A very good copy.
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Book number: IS002323
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Keywords: Ianweb Modern Art Britart Modern British Art

 
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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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

 
JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS,
Historien Und Buecher
. 1571.. vom juedischen Krieg .. alles aus dem urspruenglichen Griechischen Exemplar .. verteutscht. Two parts in one volume, Frankfurt, 1571; folio; [5ll] including engraved title-page, [1l.] [blank], 348 ll, with 83 large wood-cut illustrations, + 177 ll. with 14 wood-cut illustrations [making 97 woodcuts in all], final leaf with colophon & large printer's device of Georg Raben/und Weygand Hanen Erben; contemporary pigskin dated 1572, decorative brass bosses and holders for the now-lost metal clasps; the pigskin of the front hinge cracked but holding firmly, slanting crack in the skin on the front board, with slight loss of surface, another small surface hole the size of a small coin on front board; pale library stamp on front blank and verso of last page, scattered marginal library stamps (very small)); contents lightly browned, with a stabhole in c. 80 leaves which affects a few letters. The front board - somewhat darkened - bears the title in capitals, and the date 1572 in a once dyed or painted central panel; the blind-stamped ornament of the boards is clearer on the brighter rear board: it includes panels of acorns, fleurs-de-lys, and small historical portraits. This copy is made particularly interesting by a contemporary full-page manuscript ex-libris in black, red, yellow, and silver with a full-page armorial crest and the name "Johan Tobing her Leonardes Son" painted directly on to the front paste-down. The name of a much later English owner is written neatly in small letters above, in the top margin. The book later passed to Stoke-on-Trent Public Library, who consigned it with other books to auction in 2006. Text in German.
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Keywords: Ianwebi Rare Antiquarian History Judaica Jewish Studies Ancient World Classical Antiquity Renaissance Fine Printing Bindings Illustrated Bibliophile Ex-Libris

 
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

 
KODRYANSKAYA, NATALIA [NATALIE CODRAY],], ,
Globusnyi Chelovechek.
. 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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Keywords: Ianweb Russian Children's Books Children's Illustrated Books French Children's Books Natalie Codray Natalia Kodryanskaya

 
KRUMBACH, WALTER,
The Terriible Teddy Bear.
0. 1964. Illustrated by Erich Guertzig. London and Edinburgh, n.d. [1964]; 4to; 24 unnumbered pages, with colour illustrations throughout; illustrated endpapers; publisher's cloth-backed pictorial glazed boards; in good to very good condition, a few pages slightly fingered but not finger-marked nor finger-stained.; the transparent film which "glazes" the boards has begun to peel off at one corner of the rear board but is still present. First English edition of "Teddys toller Tag" (Berlin, 1963).
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KUNDERA, MILAN,
Druhy Sesit Smesnych Lasek.
0. 1965. Praha, 1965; 84 pp.; publisher's cloth, illustrated dust wrapper. First edition.
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Keywords: Ianweb Czech Literature Modernism Eastern European Literature First Editions

 
MORITZ (CARL ADOLF LORENZ)
Noch Zwei Streiche
0. von Max und Moritz. In schoene und bekannte Musik gesetzt und seinem Freunde Max gewidmet von Moritz. Op. 11. Berlin, Schlesinger, n.d. [c. 1885]; c. 32 x 25 cm.; 12 pp. including colour-printed illustrated wrapper. Setting of one of Willhelm Busch's "Max und Moritz" humorous verse narratives - the "Letzter Streich" (the printed wrapper was used for either the fourth or the last, each being part of the one opus - for two voices (or two choirs) and piano by Carl .Adolf Lorenz, with rich parodic use of or allusion to popular choral works of the day, including "Mikado von Sullivan", "Das Fischermaedchen", "Zigeunerchor aus Trovatore", "Meine Koenigin von Coote", "Margarethe von Gounod", as well as several less-remembered works. Moritz studied music in Berlin, and spent his life as music director and there and in Mecklenburg. The cover is a full-page illustration after Wilhelm Busch. Ephemeral and scarce.
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Book number: IS00943
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Keywords: Ianweb German Choral Music Lieder Wilhelm Busch Humour Song Vocal Music Juvenile Children's Books Sheet Music

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