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RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE,
La Petite Laitière.
. Lithographies en couleurs par Lubin de Beauvais. Paris, 1911; 36pp. with frontisp. title-page port. vign. and 3 large col. vignettes [mounted on the pages]; orig. wrps; very sl. foxing, mostly towards the end, small marginal stain to four pages; one of an edition of 500 copies. this is number 172 of the 425 copies on fine Hollande à la forme paper. paper.
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Book number: 012525
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RICKE, HELMUT,
Glass Art. Reflections of the Centuries
. The Glasmuseum Hentrich in Düsseldorf's Museum Kunst Palast, one of the world's most wide-ranging glass collections, is the basis for this generously illustrated exploration of glass art from prehistory to the present, written by the collection's longtime director, Helmut Ricke. Glass was the first man-made material, and nearly every civilization made use of its flexibility, resilience, and variety. Brimming with colorful images from the collection as well as maps and drawings, this book covers all periods of glassmaking from pre-Roman, Roman, Islamic, Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque times, the nineteenth century and up to the 1990s. It includes stunning examples of enameled and cut glass, as well as elaborate works from Persia, India and China, all of which influenced the Art Nouveau period, widely considered the heyday of decorative glass. A detailed appendix provides background information on the mechanics of glass, including smelting, refining, and manufacturing. A valuable resource for anyone interested in this ancient medium, this magnificent catalog highlights a world-famous collection of glass art. 2002, 384 pages, 363 colour illustrations, 89 b/w illustrations, Hardcover in dust jacket, still in shrink wrapper. size: 270 x 210 mm. (ISBN: 978379132793) .
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RINGELNATZ, JOACHIM, [HANS BÖTTIGER]
Kinder-Verwirr-Buch
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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RINK, HENRY,
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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ROBERTSON, W. GRAHAM,
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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Book number: IS002334
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DE ROOS
Tien Jaar "de Roos" 1945-1955, and, Stichting de Roos Catalogus 1956-1960
De Roos. Holland, 1956 and 1961; qto; 63 & 46pp; both illustrated; in original paper covers; crease in upper corner (first catalogue) and dent to one corner & head of spine (second catalogue); contents in clean condition. Two fully descriptive catalogues by the Dutch bibliophile foundation De Roos. (stichting De Roos) [ST].
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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM,
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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Book number: IS001078
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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM - WHITTINGTON PRESS
Sonnets
. 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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Book number: F0034
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SIEBURG, FRIEDRICH
Hundertmal Gabriele
. Stuttgart, 1964; with 8 tonal drawings, reproduced in red; bound in publ. green cloth, title gilt; neat and near-fine in plain slipcase. LIMITED EDITION, numbered 57 of only 200 copies, and SIGNED by the author.
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Book number: 030389
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SMITH, WEBSTER (INTROD)
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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Book number: F2258KET
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SOLOV'EVA , POLIKSENA SERGEEVNA
Berezkiny Imeniny. P'esa V' Stikhakh
. Izd. 2-oe Iz, Tropinka. illustrated by the author. Illustrated by the author,40pp. wrappers detached. Poliksena Sergeevna Solov'eva (pseudonym Allegro) (1867-1924). Poet and children's writer, sister of the philosopher and poet Vladimir Solov'ev.
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Book number: F3111
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SOLOV'EVA , POLIKSENA SERGEEVNA
Dedushkino Kol'tso
. Izd. zhurnala Tropinka 1912, illustrated by the author,35pp. wrappers detached. Poliksena Sergeevna Solov'eva (pseudonym Allegro) (1867-1924). Poet and children's writer, sister of the philosopher and poet Vladimir Solov'ev.
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Book number: F3110
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SONNABEND, MARTIN & JON WHITELEY
Claude Lorrain - Die Verzauberte Landschaft.
. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2011. 4to (28cm by 24cm), 250pp. Illustrated throughout with 140 b&w and colour illustrations. Original cream-coloured boards, dustwrapper. new copy. Published to accompany an exhibition held in Oxford and Frankfurt in 2011-2012. Text in German. (ISBN: 9783775732284) .
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Book number: F3129
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SOWERBY, JOHN E.,
The Fern Allies;
0. 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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STIFTER, ADALBERT,
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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SUMNER, B.,
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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Book number: F1111
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SWIFT JONATHAN,
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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TAYLOR, TOM, (ED.),
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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TENNYSON, ALFRED,
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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THELIN, NILS B.,
On the Nature of Time a Biopragmatic Perspective on Language, Thought, and Reality
. ( Acta Universitatis Upsaliennsis - Studia Slavica Upsaliensia volume 48. ) Uppsala, 2014, 480pp. illustrated hardback.
¶ This book is a synthesis of more than three decades of research into the concept of time and its semiotic nature. If traditional philosophy - and philosophy of time should be no exception - in the shadow of advancing biology can be said to have reached an impasse, one important reason for this, in harmony with Wittgenstein's vision, appears to have been its lack of appropriate tools for explicating language. The present theory of time proceeds, accordingly, from the exploration of temporal expressions in language as an evolutionary fact. It derives in a hypothetical, coherent feedback process of hierarchically or dered distinctions the semantics of time from its biologically dictated perceptual and cognitive-pragmatic origins. The corresponding abductive-regulative model is anchored in the assumption of biological rhythmization as the very foundation of perception and mental/physical action. Under- stood to originate in space and spatial perspective, time reveals itself as an instrument for temporal perspective on motion (events and situations) in a process of analysis, i.e. discontinuation of chaos made divisible and continuous by the rhythmical screen. Whereas tradition- al philosophy of time paid attention almost exclusively to the temporal category of tense , the biopragmatic model sees strong evidence in the perspectival nature of time for ascribing the decisive, and probably universal, role in temporal analysis to the linguistic category of aspect . Aspect may, according to the present findings, be assumed to partake already of change- of-state and cause-effect analysis without which man's adaptation to new situations - and precondition for survival - would be inconceivable. The proposed model of space/time cogni-tion, inspired by Hegelian dialectics, Heidegger-Gadamer's hermeneutic circle and Peircean logic, makes Kantian a priori superfluous and liberates time from its enigmatic appearance. For the first time in temporal studies it thus appears possible to derive hypothetically linguistic expressions of time all the way from pre-temporal, homogeneous continuity effected by biological rhythmization, via pre-temporal metonymic (Gestalt), chunk-wise partitioning - as a general precondition for the perception and, based on primary metaphorization, the cognition of things, space and motion - to temporal analysis/discontinuation proper, primarily by aspectual perspective, and the subsequent synthesized, heterogeneous continuity of temporally ordered events. The conception of time, so disastrous for modern temporal logic, i.e. as moving object assigned extension, divisible continuity ( ? linearity') and direction, can be shown to have emerged as a result of secondary metaphorization.
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Book number: F2881
GBP 38.00 [Appr.: EURO 43.25 US$ 53.08 | JP¥ 5672]
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THEOCRITE,
L'oaristys.
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

 
THOMSON, JAMES
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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Book number: F2444KI
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TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,
Bilbo's Last Song.
. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Hutchinson, 2002, first edition thus, first printing splendid new hardback copy in pristine jacket.
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Book number: F1287
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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.
The Hobbit.
. Illustrated by Alan Lee. Published by Harper Collins exclusively for Hatchard's of London in 1997 in a limited edition signed by the illustrator to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original publication of The Hobbit. In a quarter leather binding in slip-case. Gilt lettering on spine. Splendid copy in new condition. numbered copy. One of only 600 issued.
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Book number: 093039-2
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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.
The Hobbit Or There and Back Again
. Illustrated in full colours by Alan Lee. The edition specially published for Dealerfield Ltd. in 2000 by Harper Collins, 293pp. Text very sl darkened at the edges o/w a fine copy in fine jacket, the printing on the spine of the dust wrapper of this edition is different and there is a difference in colours . small rectangular mark left on front jacket where price label was taken off.
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