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0. 1931. mit vielen Bildern.Berlin, Rowohlt, 1931; c. 18.5 x 17 cm.; 66, [ii] pp. with numerous illustrations by the author; publisher's illustrated boards; about one-third of the front and the back board is a little darkened or embrowned, the front free endpaper has been excised, small, neat ownership entry on half-title, edges slightly rubbed here and there. A good, fresh copy of the First Edition.
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Book number: IS00582
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Modern German Literature Satire Humour Rare

Danish Greenland.
0. 1877. Its People and its products. Edited by Dr.Robert Brown. With Illustrations by the Eskimo, and a Map. London, Henry S.King & Co. 1877; xvii, 468pp. with frontispiece, plates, & large folding map; contemporary magenta calf, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, green morocco lettering piece, gilt arms on front board, marbled endpapers and edges, corners rubbed at tips, very slight wear to front hinge, map creased and a little torn, without loss. First edition in English, of which Rink himself writes in his preface: "My Danish Original in this its English dress has been so much altered that it must be considered a new book." The binding, by Bickers & Son, is a prize binding for the City of London Freemen's Orphan School. The presentation plate on the front paste-down has been removed, which has left the marbled endpaper there imperfect.
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Book number: IS00821
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Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Travel Rare Travel Greenland Polar Arctic Denmark Inuit Eskimos Prize Bindings Illustrated Ethnology

Pinkie and the Fairies.
0. London, William Heinemann, 1920; c. 17 x 13 cm.; [xii], 146pp.; with numerous black-and white illustrations, including a fine illustrated title-page; blue paper-covered boards, with the front-cocer illustration sympatrhetically remounted and inset. spine blank. A delightful copy of this children's play, written and illustrated by Robinson.
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Keywords: Ianweb Edwardian Children's Books Illustrated Books Children's Plays

The Plays
0. 1825. in Nine Volumes. EIGHT volumes only [of nine], London, William Pickering, Chancery Lane, 1825; approx. 3.1 ins x 1.7 ins; each volume c. 300 pp. with 33 copper-engraved plates, and a few wood-engraved circular vignettes; contemporary maroon morocco, spines panelled in gilt with raised bands, lettered in gilt with the titles of the plays within one of the panels. triple gilt rule to boards, all edges gilt; several plates slightly or marginally embrowned, a few more than the others, text clean; Volume I lacks general title (discarded by the binder); Volume III lacks the final leaf (the last two pages of "A Winter's Tale"), title-page of Vol.IX long ago mended with neat stitching; bindings a little rubbed at extremities, a little darkened, bottom corner of rear board of Volume III scratched; generally very attractive in its miniature morocco binding, though a little used, and internally clean, but missing Volume II as well as the one leaf of Volume III. Spielman 456. "The illustrated edition of the Pickering Shakespeare is rare in itself as only a small number of the sets was issued with the engraved frontispieces". He quotes Sheringham, writing in "The Connoisseur" [Nov. 1902]: "The plates of the Shakespeare in particular, 38 in number, were all lost, and the later copies of course are without them." The plates were engraved after Thomas Stothard - except for that of Puck, which is after Sir Joshua Reynolds' already celebrated painting.Since there are usually four plates in each of our volumes, we guess that our Volume IX, with only three plates, may be short of one plate.
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. Illustrated with wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. in three-quarter red morocco. The Acorn Press, 1982 One of an edition of 350 copies printed at the Whittington Press. Each sonnet is preceded by one of Weissenborn's fine coloured wood engravings. Weissenborn, a German-born artist, immigrated to England in 1939 and illustrated fifteen books for the Whittington Press. An exquisite edition The press printed this volume on loose sheets for the Acorn press and these were bound into full red leather by special order only at the time.( private press ).
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Limited( Private Press )

Das Stundenbuch Des Kardinals Alessandro Farnese Mit Den Miniaturen Von Guilio Clovio. Im Besitz Der Piermont Morgan Library New York.
. Eingeleitet and erlaeutert von Webstrer Smith. Facsimile edition gilt lettering spine, in velvet binding, with blind embossed decorations using the engravings on the insides of the boards of the original in the Pierpont Morgan library. on front- and backcover, 174pp. [II], 64 full colour pages in facsimile, In illustrated slipcase. [introduction in German]
¶ Alessandro Farnese (5 October 1520 - 2 March 1589), an Italian cardinal and diplomat and a great collector and patron of the arts, was the grandson of Pope Paul III (who also bore the name Alessandro Farnese), and the son of Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma.
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The Fern Allies;
1856. A Supplement to the Ferns of Great Britain. Illustrated by John E. Sowerby .. The Descriptions, Synonyms &c. by Charles Johnson, Esq. London, for the Proprietor , John E. Sowerby, 1856; t.p. 52pp. with 31 hand-coloured plates; finely bound in contemporary green polished calf, spine lettered longitudinally and richlly gilt with fine tooling, double gilt rule and inner gilt border to boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt;; slight rubbing in one or two places on hinges, boards very slightly marked,, very slight spotting, mainly to prelims but also appearing minimally on two or three plates. A very good copy, finely bound.
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Book number: IS002319
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Keywords: Ianweb Fine Bindings Ferns Botany Colour Printing Botanical Illustration Natural History Botanical Books

Bunte Steine. Ein Festgeschenk.
0. 1921. Mit Kupfern von F.Staeger. Munchen, 1921; 562pp. with additional etched title-page and 5 full-page etchings; publisher's half cloth over marbled boards, top edges green; spine slightly dull with two miniscule darker marks, and slightly flattened, two early German ownership entries on front f.e.p. A very good copy of a charmingly illustrated edition.
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Book number: IS00414
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Keywords: Ianweb German Illustrated German Literature Austrian Literature Nineteenth Century Children's Books Ian

Survey of Russian History.
. Duckworth, London, 1944, 464pp.plates,illustrated, first edition. bound, text yellowed more so towards the end and the notes on books, pp 451 - 456 are underlined in red, inner hinges cracked but boards attached. Ex-libris on first paste-down. top/bottom spine frayed. with and hanwritten note by the author (warden of All Souls, Oxford ) dated 24 VI 1950, his obituary from The Times. also a handwritten card from ...Hill sent from St. Petersburg 1900 (= Dame Elizabeth Hill ?) [RL 2/1].
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The Works,
0. 1760. Accurately Revised in Twelve Volumes, Adorned with Copper-Plates. With Some Account of the Author's Life, and Notes, Historical and Explanatory by John Hawksworth. 12 volumes, London, Printed for C. Bathurst, C. Hitch .. 1760; contemporary (probably publisher's original) calf, spine with raised bands and simple gilt rules, gilt numbering; slight silver-fish damage to the corners of approx. five endpapers and the extreme outer corner of first two leaves of Volume IX. An excellent set , though further volumes were published. The title-pages are printed in red and black, and there are fine plates by and after J.C.Müller in Volume I, engraved maps to "Gulliver", and four pages of engraved music at the end of Volume VII. The bindings are almost immaculate. There is no obvious sign that there were ever lettering pieces in the upper compartments, though it's possible that there were.
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Book number: IS002134TRAVE
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Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon,
0. 1853. Historical Painter, from his Autobiography and Journals. Second Edition. Three volumes, London, 1853; xvi, 419, viii, 407, viii, 419 pp. AN EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY with scores of plates from Victorian and earlier sources, mostly portraits; bound by Riviere & Son in early 20th century brown half morocco over cloth boards, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands,exremities a little rubbed; plates to Volumes I and II damp-stained, mostly in the margins (see below), a few light marginal pencil marks. Today Haydon is better remembered for his remarkable diary and tragic end than for the historical painting he tried desperately to promulgate. His writings are replete with anecdotes, of contemporaries, artistic and others, records of encounters and friendships, and trenchant, if controversial, criticisms and judgements (a large number of the people referred to or portrayed are illustrated through the plates that have been added by the binder). Many of the plates added to the first two volumes damp-stained but mostly in the margins: many of the plates were window-mounted, and it is then ususally only the mounts that display marks; the text in these volumes is not stained, though it is very slightly rippled at the outer edge. Volume III is unaffected by stains. The plates comprising the extra illustrations are the usual mixture for the time of binding of mostly steel-engraved, or copper-engraved, portraits and views, usually relating to the text opposite which they are bound in, some common, some scarce. They would be hard to assemble nowadays.
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Book number: IS002118
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Keywords: Ianweb Art History Extra-Illustrated Books Grangerised Books Portraits Autobiographies 19th Century Romanticism Antiquarian Riviere Bindings

The May Queen.
0. In Illuminated Borders designed by L.Summerbell. Published with the Author's Permission. London, Frederick Warne & Co. New York, Scribner, Welford and Armstrong, n.d. [c.1879]. 4to; twenty plates printed on rectos only, consisting of text within illuminated borders in chromolithography, including title-page and printer's device, tissue guards, 3-page publisher's list; publisher's boards, decorated in black and gilt, a.e.g.; rebacked in unlettered blue buckram, boards dull, a little marked and partially a little discoloured; contemporary signature and date at top of front blank, contents good. Beautiful high Victorian illumination chromolithographed with great precision and vitality in intense colours by George Berridge & Co. of London. A good copy.
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Book number: IS00505
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0. 1896. Texte Grec et Traductionde M. Andre Bellessort. Precede d'une lettre de M. Anatole France .. Illustrations de Georges Bellenger gravees par E.Froment. Paris, Edouard Pelletan, 1896; 48, [iv] pp.; title in red and black, text printed within an ornamental border, illustrated throughout with wood-engravings; publisher's printed wrappers; splits to front inner hinge, light spotting throughout. Printed in an edition of 350 copies, this is No. 187, printed for Monsieur H.Dubois, on vellum paper "a la cuve dee papeteries du Marais"; A bibliophile edition of this pseudo-Theocratic poem, which is rather a restrained erotic fantasy.( private press ).
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Book number: IS002349
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb French Finde Siecle French Illustrated Books Erotica Edouard Pelletan Classics Ancient Greek Classical Greek French Translations Bibliphile Editions Limited Editions Private Press Anatole France

The Seasons
. W. Suttaby, Stationers Court. 1808. Frontis & Illustrated title page. On the front board the year 1807 is printed. Includes, The Life of Thomson. XIV, [3], 18-168 pages. Interior remains tight and complete. No backstrip. size: 80 x 149 mm. in the original brown paper covered printed boards (corners bumped )
¶ James Thomson (11 September 1700 - 27 August 1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright, known for his masterpiece The Seasons and the lyrics of Rule, Britannia!. He wrote Spring in 1728 and finally Autumn in 1730, when the set of four was published together as The Seasons. During this period he also wrote other poems, such as to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton, and his first play, The Tragedy of Sophonisba (1729). The latter is best known today for its mention in Samuel Johnson's Lives of the English Poets, where Johnson records that one 'feeble' line of the poem - "O, Sophonisba, Sophonisba, O!" was parodied by the wags of the theatre as, "O, Jemmy Thomson, Jemmy Thomson, O!".
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Les Pins Chantent.
0. 1925. Quatre No. Ornements de J.Vergely. Paris, Collection de "L'Amour des Livres", Rene Kieffer, 1925; [viii], 146pp. printed throughout in brown and blue-green type, with ornamental title-pages for the separate plays and ornamental head-pieces and decorations, all by Vergely. BOUND IN BY THE PUBLISHER is a sequence of 20 plates after George Braun - "No japonais de Frantz Toussaint" - each in two states, plain, and vibrantly hand-coloured; publisher's gilt-decorated boards, original gold-printed wrappers of the earlier work bound in; slight wear to head and tail of spine. One of 1000 copies printed on vellum paper. We assume this copy to be a later issue of sheets of the 1925 edition, as many of Braun's plates are dated "42" or "49".
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Book number: IS00906
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Reiner Musterbuch: Faksimile Ausgabe Im Originalformat Des Musterbuches Aus Codex Vindobonensis 507 Der Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek
. Graz: Akadem Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1979. 2 volumes in slip case. Graz 1979. Complete colour facsimile edition of the 26 pages (13 fol.) of the Musterbuch in original size (241 x 158 mm). All pages with Romanesque pendrawings. Binding: full leather for the facsimile volume (with a faint small spot in lower part of front panel ), cloth for the commentary volume. All folios are cut according to the original.The facsimile volume in the same format as the original. the commentary volume 54 text pages (in German) and 8 plates in colour and b/w, A fine set . The Musterbuch dates from the 1st half of the 13th century,
¶ Generations of medieval artists patterned their great works on cartoons and sketches compiled in so-called Model Books. The Model Book of Rein, named after the Cistercian abbey at Rein near Graz in Styria where it was made, is probably the finest of all. The first medieval Model Book this is the work of an anonymous artist who, on 13 pages, carefully illustrated scenes of everyday life, created animal depictions, a series of initial alphabets, as well as patterns for floor tiles and glass windows. The codex was produced in the 13th century and the copy in Rein thus constitutes the oldest surviving Model Book of this size in medieval art. The Model Book commences with 12 scenes taken from medieval daily life. The precisely executed genre pictures represent typical farm duties, different arts and crafts, as well as hunting and fishing scenes and activities of monastic life.These pictures are followed by three different alphabets, ranging from a simple majuscule alphabet to a lavishly illustrated initial alphabet including animals skilfully hidden in the expressive interlace. The books continues with 48 real and fabulous creatures, plants, and stones. Especially the birds deserve particular mention due to their complicated posture and movements and it is assumed that they could have been destined for use in initials. The same applies to the sketches showing multi-lobed, scroll-like leaves enclosing ensembles of flowers and fruit. The Model Book ends with sumptuous ornaments designed for use in floor tiles and glass windows with interlace modelled in the style of Greek mosaics. ( CODICES SELECTI, Vol. LXIV). (ISBN: 320101088X) .
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Clocks: Their Origin and Development 1320-1880. 2 Volumes.
. Wilsele, Belgium, 1st. edition, 2004, 1032 pages and about 950 colour illustrations. bibliography, index; .small-folio sized, immaculate new set in box and still in shrink wraps.( 25 x 33.1 cm )
¶ A completely rewritten and vastly expanded version of an earlier publication in Dutch (Vehmeyer, Antieke Uurwerken - Een familienverzameling, 1994, 624 pages ) this work is therefore vastly more accessible to most collectors. It is basically a detailed history of the mechanical clock in Europe, illustrated primarily with examples from the extraordinary collection of the author's family. The 1994 edition showed 233 clocks in detail; the 2004 edition has grown to 330 clocks so shown. Therefore, the book is also a massive collection catalogue. Each clock in the family collection is catalogued on two (or more) large (13x10 inches) pages, with about half a page of text describing maker, dial, movement and case, half a page of colour photos of details, and a large, full page colour picture of the clock facing the initial page. The clocks are arranged by country (52 from Germany, 109 from the Netherlands, 94 from England, 83 from France. ). Within each country, they are in chronological order. Part I comprises a comprehensive introduction to the origins of clockmaking, while Part II presents a comparative horological history of the leading European clockmaking countries: Germany, England, France, Italy and last but not least, the Netherlands. The book has a lot more to offer than just historical and technical facts about clocks. On the basis of the Vehemeyer family collection of more than 350 clocks, which are illustrated at the end of each relevant chapter, it gives insight into the relative importance of each country and the mutual influence these countries exerted on each other. Owing to its large number of beautifully produced photographs of both the exterior and very often also the interior of the various artefacts, as well as the explanatory accompanying texts, which follow a set pattern, this book will prove to be of interest to both laymen and specialist alike. 9053494316 / ISBN-13: 978-9053494318. Very heavy set, postage for about 9 KG. (ISBN: 9053494316) .
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0. 1887. Farbig illustrirte Zeitschrift zur Unterhaltung und Belehrung der Jugend. Band 4. Nürnberg, 1887 (twelve issues bound together, as issued); 194pp. with 48 colour plates; publisher's decorated red cloth; cloth faded, rear board marked and discoloured, two short splits of 2-3 cm. along spine, endpapers split along inner hinge, text rather browned, margin of last page slightly frayed. This periodical for the young appeared twice a month, so twelve issues constitute a whole volume but half a year's issues, in this case apparently for the second half of 1887.
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Book number: IS002006
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Keywords: Ianweb German Children's Books German Illustrated Books

William Hogarth: En Skøges Liv Og Andre Historier a Harlot's Progress and Other Stories. Exhibition Catalogue.
. Copenhagen, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, 2016, 94pp. lge4to, paper, profusely illustrated in black and white, Foreword by Mikkel Bogh, the museum's director. Bi-lingual texts Danish-English. A young girl arrives from London to London to find work. But instead she ends up as a prostitute and her life goes downhill with both prison and sexually transmitted diseases. With the exhibition William Hogarth. A fool's life and other stories ( Statens Museum for Kunst, April 14 - August 7, 2016), the SMK turns back to the 18th century Great Britain in London. The exhibition presents the British visual historian William Hogarth (1697-1764) who invented a new form of narrative image series with satirical and moral pointers. His critical works were unique in his contemporary and focused on many of the current subjects: Prostitution, poverty, violence, pressure, deception, self-determination and desires. In particular, three series are central to Hogarth's work: The life of a fool (1732), A libertine's life (1735) and A modern marriage (1745), all describing a protagonist striving to rise in the hierarchy of class, but on the way, losing himself in wild exudates and directs directly to self-destruction and death. Stories of modern life. In his autobiographical notes Hogarth talks that his images are scenes and characters actors performing a stupid game. His stories gained great success, both among the lower classes and of the elite of society. Hogarth insisted that an image should maintain the attention of the viewer by entertaining and pleasing the eye, thus letting an object's gravity sink as the story progresses to a tragic climax. Hogarth's art is in all ways closely linked to the big city of London and the life of the city. Around 1700, the city's population grew to approx. 600,000, making it Europe's largest city. He made daily observations of the chaotic crowd of the city, of all forms of life that unfolded in the city and in the houses; In particular, he had a well-developed look for the contrasts between the social teams and their clashes. Udgivet i forbindelse med udstillingen af samme navn, Den Kgl. Kobberstiksamling, Statens Museum for Kunst, 14. april - 7. aug. 2016. Engelsk oversættelse i samme publikation. 8792023975,, 9788792023971. (ISBN: 8792023975) .
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Candide Ou L'optimisme.
0. 1935. Illustrations de Brunelleschi. Paris: Gibert Jeune, 1935; 165pp. with sixteen colour-printed plates and twenty-three text illustrations; publisher's illustrated wrappers; small chip at head of spine, prelims very slightly spotted, slight darkening of margins. Numbered copy.
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Book number: IS00412
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0. 1930. A Mediterranenan Journal. London, Duckworth, 1930; 206 pp, [ + 1blank leaf ], with frontispiece from a drawing by the author, double-page route map, sketch map on one page of text, and three plates; publisher's blue cloth, illustrated dust-wrapper designed by Henry Lamb; ligh fading along top and bottom edges of boards and spine, a few tiny spots om rear endpapers; dust-wrapper price-clipped, a little darkened, minimally spotted, and a little rubbed at extremities, and chipped with loss at head of its spine, the loss extending to a maximum of about one inch from the top down one side of the spine and otherwise much smaller, losing half the letter "h" at the end of "Waugh";. A very good copy of the first impression of the first edition of a book extremely hard to find in fine condition or with a good dust-wrapper. The fading at the top of the spine corresponds to the obviously old chip in the dust-wrapper, which has since been protected with (unattached) transparent film and an (unattached) backing of old nearly-matching cream-coloured paper. Neither the film nor the backing paper are in any way attached to the wrapper or the book. A very desirable copy.
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Book number: IS002235
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 570 US$ 658.67 | JP¥ 73927]
Keywords: Ianweb Moder English Literature Mediterranean Travel Books Middle East Middle Eastern Travel Rare Modern First Editions Henry Lamb

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