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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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JONES, M..,
The Discontented Weathercock,
0. and other Stories for Children. London and Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo, 1877; 127 pp. 8pp (Publisher's List), with colour-printed frontispiece; publisher's green cloth boards, embossed in black, with a smaller version of the coloured frontispiece mounted in the centre.; a good to very good copy. First edition of this scarce collection of fairy tales or fables. The author states in her Preface that two of the stories were previously printed elsewhere. A decorative prize label of the Darnall Wesleyan Sunday School of Ludgate Circus Buildings, dated 1879, on front paste-down.
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JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS,
Historien Und Buecher
0. 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 affectsa 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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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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KEILL, JOHN ( 1671-1721 )
An Introduction to Natural Philosophy Or, Philosophical Lectures Read in the University of Oxford, Anno Dom. 1700
. To which are added, the demonstrations of Monsieur Huygens's theorems, concerning the centrifugal force and circular motion / By John Keill M.D. Savillian Professor of Astronomy, F.R.S.. Translated from the last edition of the Latin. The second edition. London : printed for J. Senex, W. and J. Innys, J. Osborn, and T. Longman, MDCCXXVI [ 1726 ], xii,306pp. :; 8°. Lacks the final advertisement leaf. Inscr. and smudges in ink on title ,name in ink on first page iii of preface. Text quite bright, but with occas. light soiling. P. 69/70 with heavier brown spot on centre right hand sideTitle page frayed at bottom ( see image) , last 40 pp wwith more marginal browning, and somewhat creased in top inside cornersleaf 305/306 with heavier staining , small hole in the centre not affecting the illustration and frayed sat the bottom. The ornaments are those used by Henry Woodfall. Illustrated with numerous engravings and diagrams. Keill, John 1671-1721, mathematician and astronomer, was born in Edinburgh.. He was the deputy to Dr. Millington, Sedleian professor at Oxford, and seems to have joined Christ Church (ib. ii. 26). His lectures were from the first highly successful. They were printed in 1701 under the title "Introductio ad Veram Physicam " and became well known on the continent. Halley is said to have pointed out numerous errors in the first edition, but in a friendly manner. (ib. i. 90). The book was first published in Latin in 1701 Two additional lectures and many corrections were introduced into the second edition, published at Oxford in 1705. Other editions appeared in London in 1715, and at Cambridge in 1741. In a translation into English, published in 1736, Maupertuis, who suggested the venture, appended his theory of the ring of the planet Saturn. The "Introductio" was considered Keill"s "best performance" and it was generally welcomed as an excellent introduction to the "Principia" of Newton He was much Newton's client in the priority dispute with Leibniz. One of few Newton supporters with High Church patronage he was crucial in fighting Cartesianism and mechanical thinking, stating natural theology should be subordinated to the Scripture. His lectures were well regarded with the first translation into English. In a new polished cloth binding with the central leather panel of trhe original binding preserved and recessed in the front board (see image).
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KEMP. BARRY J.,
Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilization Routledge
. Routledge 1989, VII,356pp. Fine hardback in d/j, first edition, fully illustrated Ancient Egypt seeks to identify what gave ancient Egypt its distinctive and enduring characteristics, ranging across material culture, the mindset of its people, and social and economic factors. In this volume, the author identifies the ideas by which the Egyptians organized their experience of the world and explains how they maintained a uniform style in their art and architecture across three thousand years, whilst accommodating substantial changes in outlook. The underlying aim is to relate ancient Egypt to the broader mainstream of our understanding of how all human societies function. Source material is taken from ancient written documents, while the book also highlights the contribution that archaeology makes to our understanding of Egyptian culture and society. It uses numerous case studies, illustrating them with artwork expressly prepared from specialist sources. Broad ranging yet impressively detailed, the book is an indispensable text for all students of ancient Egypt and for the general reader. Contents : Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations of works; Introduction; Part I Establishing identity; ; Part II The provider state; The bureaucratic mind; Model communities; Part III Intimations of our future; New Kingdom Egypt: the mature state; The birth of economic man; Egypt in microcosm: the city of Amarna; Epilogue: Onwards from the Bronze Age. Notes, Index. (ISBN: 0415012813) .
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KERGUELEN TREMAREC, YVES JOSEPH DE,
Relation D'un Voyage
0. 1771. dans la Mer du Nord, aux cotes d'Islande, du Groenland,, de Ferro, de Schettland, des Orcades & de Norwege; faite en 1767 & 1768. 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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Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Travel French Maritime Naval History Rare Travel and Exploration Illustrated Scotland Scandinavia Greenland Iceland Orkney Lapps

 
KING, STEPHEN,
Song of Susannah Illustrated By Darrel Anderson
. ( the dark tower volume VI ) Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, Donald M. Gant, 2004, 411pp. Fine hardback in fine jacket, Signed by King on the title page. Inserted is a photograph of King handing one of his books to the previous owner who bought this copy at a signing session in a bookshop in 2013.
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KINGSTON, WILLIAM H.G [KATE GREENAWAY FRONTISP.],
Infant Amusements;
0. 1867. or, how to make a Nursery Happy. With practical hints to parents and nurses on the moral and physical traing of children. London: Griffith and Farran, 1867; xviii, 183pp. [32pp. catal.] with frontis. and other illustrations, and some musical notation; publisher's brick-red cloth, decorated in gilt and black; extremities partly worn, very slight rubbing & short split (c.5mm.) at head of spine, early ownership entry on fr.f.e.p. Of great interest in itself as an early practical guide in the field of what would now be classified as kindergarten and pre-school education - drawing heavily on German sources - by an author better remembered for his children's stories, this volume is now mostly sought after because its frontispiece is Kate Greenaway's first published book illustration. Rare.
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KNAPP, ALBERT, ET AL. (ED.)
Christoterpe. Ein Taschenbuch Für Christliche Leser Auf Das Jahr 1835 Herausgegeben in Verbinding Mit Mehreren Andern Von Albert Knapp.
. Tübingen, Osiander, 1835, VI, [ 6] 387, [2 ] pp. 2 engravings, 16mo. also illustr. Engr. On front and rear board, illustrated ( damaged) spine. Bautz IV, Sp. 115-116. - Der evangelische Theologe, Dichter u. Hymnologe Albert Knapp (1798-1864) gab das Taschenbuch von 1832-1853 heraus. Es enthält neben eigenen Gedichten u. Uebersetzungen geistlicher Lieder aus dem Englischen Gedichte u. Geschichten verschiedener zeitgenössischer Schriftsteller.
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KNUTTEL, DR.G.
De Letter Als Kunstwerk. Beschouwingen En Confrontaties Met Andere Gelijktijdige Kunstuitingen Van de Romeinse Tijd Tot Op Heden. De
Tetterode. Amsterdam, N.V. Lettergieterij "Amsterdam", v/h Tetterode, 1951. Folio. Orig. gilt and blind-stamped cloth. With plates, facsimiles, and illustrations. 263, (1) pp. Privately published for friends and relations only at the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the type-foundry "Amsterdam", Tetterode-Nederland. illustrated with c.120 plates pairing inscriptions, manuscripts or typography with sculpture, fine art, architecture (etc); handsomely bound in dark blue cloth with gilt decorations; a few v. faint marks on rear board, upper corners showing a little wear, scar of removed bookplate on paste-down f.e.p. otherwise in very good condition./ [1e druk]. Vormg.: Dick Dooijes. Jublieumuitgave t.g.v. het honderdjarig bestaan van de LA (1851-1951). [Beperkte oplage]. Niet in de handel. Beschouwingen over de geschiedenis en esthetiek van de letter en drukletter door twee experts. Geïllustreerd met zwart-wit foto's en platen (van o.a. titelpagina's en bladspiegels). Fraai vormgegeven editie, gezet uit de De Roos Romein en Cursief van S.H. de Roos, gedrukt in rood en zwart en gebonden door Elias P. van Bommel te Amsterdam.
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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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KREDEL, FRITZ (ERZÄHLT UND ILLUSTRIERT VON )
Odenwälder Geschichten
. Frankfurt/M. Der goldene Brunnen 1959, 34pp. boards, with 14 hand-colourted illustrations see Tiessen II, 32 for the first edition, 1938. Printed by the Bauerschen Gießerei. fine copy [ST].
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KRISTELLER, PAUL
Kupferstich Und Holzschnitt in Vier Jahrhunderten. Mit 259 Abbildungen.
. Berlin, Bruno Cassirer .X, 595, (3) pp. First edition. with 259 woodengravings and copper engraving over four centuries covering the fifteenth to the eighteenth century . ccloth with black leather title label, text sl. darkened. [DL ].
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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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LAGERKVIST, PÄR.
Onda Sagor. Illustrerad Av Thor Fagerkvist.
. Stockholm, Albert Bonniers Forläg, 1943, 62pp. 11 plates, in protected illustrated wrappers, Illustrated edition of one of Lagerkvist’s finest and most important collections of short stories, originally published in 1924. Lagerkvist was awarded the Nobel prize for Literature in 1951.text sl. darkened, glassine protection very sl. frayed.
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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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LASKER-SCHUELER. E.,
Die Kuppel. Der Gedichte Zweiter Teil.
. Mit einer Einbandzeichnung der Verfasserin. Berlin, Paul Cassirer, 1920; 117pp.; orig. illustrated (soiled) boards rebacked , title label has been replaced by a new calligraphed title after the lettering on the original front board. label v. sl. occas. foxing. First edition, Raabe 182,WG 15, 2.
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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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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. (ISBN: 0460078453) .
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MATZ, B.W., (COMPILER)
Character Sketches from Dickens Compiled with Foreword By B W Matz. Editor of the Dickensian. With an Introduction By Kate Perugini (Charles Dickens' Daughter) Illustrated By Harold Copping,
. Edition De Luxe limited to 1000 numbered copies of which this is number 182 signed by the illustrator, the compiler and the publisher Frontispiece is an engraving by J.C. Armytage from a photograph of Dickens taken in America in 1868 .Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, 1924, 147pp. large 4to sized book. In full dark brown leather with gilt titling on the spine and a raised title design and small portrait of Dickens on the front board. The fine coloured plates by Copping are tipped in. complete with the silk page marker. binding worn [ DR 7].
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MAYER, HENRY,
A Trip to Toyland
0. 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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Keywords: Ianweb French Dialect Poetry Channel Islands Guernsey Dialect Poetry Victorian 19th Century Antiquarian Rare Romance Linguistics Romane Languages Illustrated Books

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