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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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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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MAYER, HENRY,
A Trip to Toyland
Grant Richards. 1900. A Picture-Story told by Henry Mayer. London, Grant Richards 1900; oblong 4to; 127. [i] pp. printed on one side only, including 30 full-page plates; publisher's illustrated cloth-backed boards; spine worn and discoloured, boards a little marked, corners worn at extremities, lacking front free endpaper, a few closed tears, small chip in outer margin of [text-]-page 114. First edition. Good copy. Henry Mayer was a Jewish artist who left England for America. "A Trip to Toyland" was followed in the following year by "The Adventures of a Japanese Doll".
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METIVIER, GEORGES,
Rimes Guernesiaises
0. par un Câtelain. Londres: Simpkin Marshall, Guernesey: E.Barbet, n.d. [c. 1840 - 1850]; [vi], 224 pp. with wood-engraved frontispiece and 14 wood-engraved pictorial head-or tail-pieces; binder's buckram, plainly lettered on the spine; the penultimate page is torn in the margins, with loss of two or three words. Georges Métivier [1790 - 1881], known as "The Guernsey Burns", drew heavily on traditiional and oral material for his poems in the Guernsey patois, but he lived much of his life in exile. In the preface to the edition of his "Rimes guernesiaises" which we are offering, the poet rails against an edition that had been published in Guernsey a few years previously under the same title in his absence, and without his editorial imput or supervision: "L'auteur des RIMES GUERNESIAISES n'habitait plus l'ile lorsque parut, il y a quelques années, un recueil sous ce titre, dans lequel se trouvait introduites plusieurs pièces qui lui sont entièrement inconnues, ces morceaux étant composés dans un patois désagréable, et très-différent du dialecte si expressif, nerveux et sonore, de la gogenarde vingtaine des Carités". Judging by the paper of our edition, and by the style of the wood-engraved illustrations, the book we are offering is from about 1840 - 50; it is therefore probable that the edition from which Métivier wished to disassociate himself, and the dialect and content of which he here corrects, is the 1831 edition usually associated with him and usually seen as having met his approval. A 32-page glossary is included in the pagination. The frontispiece, an illustration to the poem "Lamentations de Damaris", shows figures in front of an old house in Rue de la Fontaine, the street where Métivier was born.
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MILLER, THOMAS,
English Country Life.
0. 1859. Consisting of Descriptions of Rural Habits, Country Scenery, and the Seasons. With nearly three hundred illustrations, by Birket Foster, Jihn Gilbert, William Harvey, etc. London, Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1859; xvi, 479pp. with very numerous illustrations; publisher's blue cloth, gilt to a design by John Leighton on spine and front cover, a.e.g.; front board a little discoloured or spotted towards the edge, lacking front endpaper, light marginal finger-mark on title-page. First edition. A fresh copy of another countryside treasury by this prolific author and enthusiastic lover of the English countryside. The illustrations for his books are often very good, if not exquisite, and this work is no exception.
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Book number: IS00615
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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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MOSCHEROSCH, HANS-MICHAEL,
Wunderliche Und Wahrhaftige Gesichte
. 1650. Philanders on Sittewald .. Erster Theil. Strassburg, bei Johan-Philipp Mulben und Josias Stadeln, MDCL [1650]; ca. 15.5 x 9.3 cm.; [l], 709. [xxiv] pp. with engraved additional title-page, 8 full-page copper-engraved plates, and 25 woodcut illustrations [one full-page]; contemporary vellum, with two straps with metal tongues that close around two 'pins' in the top board, large contemporary paper title-label on spine, written in bold Fraktura in black ink with the initials in red; binding aged, quite worn but firm, strong and complete, contents embrowned, very early ink ownership inscription beside the imprint on the printed title, small later book-plate on front paste-down. An early edition - cf. Dunnhaupt II, pp.1242-3 - of the first part of Moscherosch's adaptation of the "Visions" of Francisco de Quevedo. Among those who contributed prefatory poems are Harsdorffer, Hille, and Rist. The woodcuts first appeared in Wendel Rihels "Narrenspiegel" of 1549. An unusually well-preserved copy.
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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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NUPPNAU, F.P. & OTHERS,
Hamburgischer Taschen-Kalender.
. A collection of 12 issues of this pocket almanac and diary, published in Hamburg between c.1820 and c.1868, in various original bindings - decorative boards or leather, many with slip-cases - mostly in good or very good condition - most of them illustrated with hand-coloured, or sometimes plain, plates. Full details of the collection can be supplied on request. Approximate dimensions of each volume 8.5 x 5.5.cm. 12 issues.
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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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PASSAUER, L.V.,
Die Gold'ne Chronik Von Rakoczy.
0. La Grande Histoire du Rakoczy. The Golden Chronicle of Rakoczy.[Munich, c. 1843]; oblong album format: 18 x 24 cm.; lithographed pictorial title-page, 10 humorous lithographic plates [one folding] by Herwegen after Passauer, with unnumbered text-pages; original illustrated cloth-backed boards with two further illustrations; boards a little dusty, with two or three brown ink-stains, a little very, very light marginal browning or spotting. First edition. A very well preserved ephemeral souvenir of the water-cure at Bad Kissingen, offering serious information in palatable form. The drawings, mostly quite busy caricature scenes, are both satirical and affectionate. Thieme-Becker knows no more about Passauer than that he was "Genremaler und Radierer, um 1842", while the life and work of the Cologne-born lithographer, Peter Herwegen [1814-1893], who settled in Munich in 1837, are documented in detail, although the present work is not mentioned.
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Bad Kissingen Health Spas Kur Medical History Alternative Medicine Humour German Illustrated Cartoons Caricature.

 
POPE, ALEXANDER,
The Works
0. 1764. in Six Volumes, Complete, with his last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements,as they were delivered to the Editor, a little before his Death, together with the Notes of Mr.Warburton. London, printed for A. Millar, J. & R. Tonson, H.Lintot, and C.Bathurst, 1764; each volume 300-400 pp. plates; contemporary half calf, spines gilt with raised bands, gilt rules and floral designs, pale orange and green lettering-pieces, grey marbled boards, coloured marbled endpapers, red edges; two tiny holes in one spine, unobtrusive rubbing or abrasure to the surface of the marbled paper covering some boards. A good contemporary set of Pope, including the letters and contemporary illustrations, firmly and handsomely bound.
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Book number: IS00988TRAVE
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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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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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REINICK, R.,
Abc-Buch
0. 1845. fuer kleine und grosze Kinder gezeichnet von Dresdener Kuenstlern. Mit Erzaehlungen und Liedern von R[obert] Reinick und Singweisen von Ferd. Hiller. Leipzig, Georg Wigand's Verlag, 1845; c. 15 x 22.2 cm.; 96pp. with wood-engraved frontipiece and 26 fine wood-engraved plates illustrating songs or stories each of which relates to a letter of the alphabet; contemporary English half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt-ruled with raised bands, marbled edges; binding strong and firm, but worn at extremities and edges, with a minor chip at head of spine; very pale scattered marginal spots. Ownerhip entry on front blank - Helen Martineau, Park Nook, 1847. An unusually good and internally bright copy of a rare and sought-after group production by the late Romantic Dresden school of artists, including celebrated plates after Ludwig Richter - "ABC- Buch", "Bilderbude", & "Quacksalber" - , as well as very fine designs by Ernst Rietschel, A.Ehrhardt, Eduard Bendemann, Julius Huebner and others. First edition. Hobrecker 1765; Hoff-Budde 1151-1153; Ruemann, "Illustrierte Buecher", 1801 & 1876.
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Book number: IS00777
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Rare German Children's Books Juveniles Alphabet Books Abc Illustrated Music

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