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ADAMS, FRANK,
The Beautiful Book of Nursery Rhymes Stories and Pictures.
. Blackie & Son, n.d. [perhaps 1928 ? ] 4to. with 84 plates in full colours and many b/w plates. a fine copy, a few pages have some light foxing, the binding is good to very good, gilt titling on the spine and dark red embossed lettering to front board, no d/j. 2 inch tear to bottom of halft title page, Also coloured illustrated end papers, no frontispiece as issued, the first colour plate is one for Little Red Riding Hood. towards the story of the Three little pigs bottom of b/w illustr. creased in the margin and with 2 small tears. Red cloth binding with one of the stories' figures also embossed on front board. sl. bent corners, unpaginated.
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Book number: F3197
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Catalogue: Illustrated
Keywords: Children's Illustrated Weblists

 
ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN,
The Complete Stories
. The stories of Hans Christian Andersen are known all over the world and he is one of the most translated authors of all time. Andersen's fame rests on his fairy tales and stories, written between 1835 and 1872, among the best known of which are 'The Ugly Duckling', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Princess and the Pea', 'The Snow Queen', 'The Nightingale', and 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier'. With these fairy tales, inspired by the great tradition of the Arabian Nights and by the brothers Grimm, Andersen became known as the father of the modern fairytale. Moreover, Andersen's works were original. Only twelve of his 156 known fairy stories drew on folktales. This complete collection of Andersen's stories is based on Jean Hersholt's classic translation. His stories have been widely illustrated by some of the best-known illustrators of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in particular those of the Edwardian period - the Golden Age of illustration - including W. Heath Robinson, Arthur Rackham, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Kay Nielsen and Edmund Dulac. Around ninety of the stories are illustrated with reproductions of original illustrations from classic Edwardian to contemporary illustrators. In addition, there are thirteen newly commissioned illustrations for some of Andersen's less well-known stories. 2005, 976 pages, 60 colour and 30 b/w illustrations, 267 x 164 mm, hardback, 2005. [ heavy book ! ] 1st edition thus, 1st printing.
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Book number: F2559-2
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Catalogue: Illustrated
Keywords: Illustrated Children's Denmark Danish Scandinavia

 
ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN,
The Complete Stories
. The stories of Hans Christian Andersen are known all over the world and he is one of the most translated authors of all time. Andersen's fame rests on his fairy tales and stories, written between 1835 and 1872, among the best known of which are 'The Ugly Duckling', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Princess and the Pea', 'The Snow Queen', 'The Nightingale', and 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier'. With these fairy tales, inspired by the great tradition of the Arabian Nights and by the brothers Grimm, Andersen became known as the father of the modern fairytale. Moreover, Andersen's works were original. Only twelve of his 156 known fairy stories drew on folktales. This complete collection of Andersen's stories is based on Jean Hersholt's classic translation. His stories have been widely illustrated by some of the best-known illustrators of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in particular those of the Edwardian period - the Golden Age of illustration - including W. Heath Robinson, Arthur Rackham, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Kay Nielsen and Edmund Dulac. Around ninety of the stories are illustrated with reproductions of original illustrations from classic Edwardian to contemporary illustrators. In addition, there are thirteen newly commissioned illustrations for some of Andersen's less well-known stories. 2005, 976 pages, 60 colour and 30 b/w illustrations, 267 x 164 mm, hardback, 2005. [ heavy book ! ] 1st edition thus, 1st printing. Bottom of spine bumped, otherwise a perfect copy .
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ANON.,
Almanach de St-Petersbourg
1913. Cour Monde et Ville 1913/14. 4me Année. St. Petersburg [& Leipzig], 1913; xv. 676, xvi-xxxiv pp.; publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, red lettering-piece on spine, red edges; spine slightly faded and slightly dull, the leather lettering piece a little rubbed, two small, almost invisible stains on front cover, contents slightly embrowned, particularly in the extreme margins; marginal pencil stroke beside one entry; overall a very good copy, the two stains on the cover being more like small, slightly darker areas. A rare publication which contained all they wanted to know - who was who with addresses - this takes up most of the book -, services, where to get what (including perfume, champagne, automobiles, dresses, furs, jewellery, suits, pianos, furniture, but also "grottes pour aquariums", "glaces", "fruits secs", "fusils de chasse" etc. etc.), where to eat, where to stay, spas abroad, and a very great deal more. The Nabokovs head the Ns in the addresses section. Replete with advertisements, some full-page, many illustrated, two in colour. Mostly in French, though some of the advertisements are in Russian, German or English. The preface,by F.van der Hoeven, is dated "mai 1913".
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Book number: IS002260
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Keywords: Ianweb Russian History Russian Culture Trade Catalogues Almanachs Ephemera Antiquarian Illustrated Books Russia Rare Russian Nabokov

 
ANON.,
Les Aventures de Maitre Tetu
0. et de Miss Docile. Conte Allegorique. Traduit de l'Anglais pour l'instruction de la Jeunesse. Paris: Delarue,& Lille: Castiaux, n.d. [c. 1820?]; oblong 16mo (c. 12.5 x 11 cm).; 63 pp. with frontispiece and seven plates, all wood-cuts, coloured by hand; publisher's printed boards, title within an decorative border on front, illustration within same border on rear board; lacking spine, boards marked and a little darkened, original owner's name on half-title, text lightly spotted. An extremely rare French children's book, printed in Lille, an allegorical moral purportedly based on an English original. Experts have been consulted in vain to find an English book of which this could be a version, but it could nevertheless have been taken from an English source which was part of a larger collection of moral tales. The wood-cuts (hand-coloured as issued) are bold and very good. Two bear the initials C.S.J. in the block. The allegory itself shows Master Headstrong led astray by letting himself be led by Passion, but finally finding the path to Virtue and Religion through the good offices of Reason.
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Book number: IS002266
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Keywords: Ianweb French Illustrated Books French Children's Books Juveniles Antiquarian Rare Thye Pilgrim's Progress Lille Printing Printed in Lille

 
ANON.,
Bilder Und Reime,
0. 1184. Reime und Bilder fuer Kinder. Erste [und Zweite] Lieferung. Dresden, bei J.Naumann. Pictures and Rhymes, Rhymes and Pictures, for Children. London, D. Bogue, n.d. [1844]; c. 16.5 x 12.5 cm.; English publisher's red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, front board lettered in gilt with gilt pictorial vignette, yellow endpapers, a.e.g.; recased, one gathering detached, scattered foxing, some light finger-marks, light damp-stain to nearly half the contents. A rare and charming German illustrated children's book, which seems to survive as often as not in this two-language edition. This is not properly a bi-lingual edition, but the original Dresden edition, each page with a lithographed illustration and verse in German, printed on one side only, bound together with an English translation in letterpress of each verse, also printed on one side only. Compare the Oppenheim copy (Hauswedell & Nolte, Auktion 200 [1974], Lot 191, in later half leather), likewise German and English; Seebass II, 186 [offering just the Dresden Edition, a slightly cropped copy]: "Originalausgabe eines der feinsten Kinderbuecher der vierziger Jahre; es zeigt den Einfluss der Hey-Speckterschen Fabelausgben.."; Rümann, Die Illustrierten Bücher des 19. Jahrhunderts, No.1908. Hoff-Budde's 1922 bibliography of works illustrated by Ludwig Richter lists 29 of the 48 illustrations as lithographed after Richter. In our copy the first book of the German "Bilder und Reime" consists of illustrated title-page and 22 pages [of 24]: it lacks two pages - page 14 "Miesekaetzchen" and Page 16 "Der Morgen"; its first four pages were bound in the wrong order when the book was recased, while two other illustrations, pages 12 and 13, were misnumbered from the start by the printer. The second book of "Bilder und Reime" is complete, with title-page and 24 pages of illustrated text, though dampstained within the lower third of the pages. The English "Pictures and Rhymes" has one title-page, in letter-press, (as is correct,) and 47 (of 48) pages, the translator's "Preface" being printed on the verso of the first page of English verse; it lacks the text for "Puss". Photocopies of all the missing pages have been obtained and are supplied with our copy.
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Book number: IS00962
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ANON.
La Natura Morta Italiana
0. 1964. Cataloga della Mostra. Napoli - Zurigo - Rotterdam ottobre 1964 - marzo 1965. Napoli - Palazzo Reale - ottobre - novembre 1964. Milano, 1964; 158, [ii], pp. 371 half-page b.& w. photographic illustrations, with 12 colour plates; publisher's illustrated fold-over wrappers; cont. owner's entry on front fly, very minimal spots.
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Book number: IS00765
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Catalogue: Italian
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Italian Art History Still Life Painting 17th Century Eighteenth Century18th Centuru Eighteenth Century

 
ANON.,
Young Englands Little Library.
0. 1844. A Collection of Original Tales for Children, in Prose and Verse. By Eminent Authors. London, Wm. S. Orr & Co. Paternoster Row, 1844; small 4to; twentieth century binder's cloth, with gilt title "Little Library"; ink smudge to extreme outer edge of c. 30 pages, three or four very short marginal tears. The volume consists of eleven parts, which were also available to buy separately, of 24 to 32 pages, with numerous lithographic plates, most of which are lightly spotted. After the title-page, printed in red and black, and the frontispiece full-length portrait of "the Editor", there is an introduction and a contents leaf, which has been annotated in light pencil giving references in the Osborne Collection catalogue for such individual works present here as are listed there. The contents are: Adam the Gardener [abridged from Charles Cowden Clarke]; The Princess Narina [also atributed to Clarke]; Number One [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Perseverance [Clarke]; The Curate's Favourite Scholar [Mary Howitt]; The Remarkable Nigger and three more verse tales [F.W.N.Bailey]; Little Chatterbox [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Picture of the Virgin [Mary Howitt]; Savoyard Boy and his Sister [J.D.Haas, after Hermann Kletke]; Adventures of Jack Holyday [Albert Smith]; Glory [Thomas Gaspey]. The majority of the plates seem to be by John Absalon. The pagination at the end of three of the stories is erratic, or rather erroneous, but the texts are complete. Two of the verse-tales by F.W.N.Bailey are so overtly racist that it's hard to imagine how they would have appealed to the same readership as Clarke or Howitt, but this is perhaps a lesson this compilation inadvertently teaches.
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Book number: IS002345
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Keywords: Ianweb Victorian Illustrated Books Children's Books Antiquarian John Absalom Charles Cowden Clarke Mary Howittt Mrs S.C. Hall F.W. N. Bailey Albert Smith Racist Literature Racism

 
BAYNTON WILLIAMS, ASHLEY, ED.,
Map Forum
Countrywide Editions. Issue 1 (Spring 2004) to Issue 8 (Winter 2005); eight volumes, London, Countrywide Editions, 2004-5; Eight issues, each c. 72 pp.; richly illustrated in colour throughout; softbound.
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Book number: IS002338
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BENNDORF, PAUL,
Maerchen Aus Tausend Und Einer Nacht.
0. Neu bearbeitet für die Jugend. Mit sechs Farbdruckbildern nach Original-Aquarellen von Prof. Carl Offterdinger. Stuttgart und Leipzig, Wilhelm Effenberger (F.Loewes), n.d. (c. 1900); [iv], 172pp. with 6 colour plates; publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards, minimal split to rear hinge, text slightly embrowned, one leaf torn vertically and repaired without loss but with traces of sellotape in top and bottom margin,, early gift entry on front free endpaper. Overall a good copy.
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Book number: IS002173
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Keywords: Ianweb German Children's Books Illustrated Fairy Tales Arabian Nights Entertainment Thousand and One Nights

 
THE OXFORD BESTIARIUM [BESTIARY ]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Ashmole 1511, Southern England, 12th Century
. Published in 1982. Complete colour facsimile edition of the 244 pp. (105 + 17 fol.) and of the inner end pages in original size 280 x 180 mm. The all leather binding is a faithful replica of a Romanic binding, presently in the possession of Austrian National Library in Vienna. All folios are cut according to the original. + volume containing the Transcription and translation of the text into German by F. Unterkircher, Vienna, Limited edition. with fantastic animal pictures on rich gold leaf. Bestiaries, illustrated books of animals, whose moralistic contents relate to selected biblical texts, were highly popular in the late 12th century. ther Oxford manuscript probably ranks among the finest examples of its kind. The magnificent codex, richly embellished with gold leaf, not only exceeds itself with its marvellous luminous opaque colour painting and clear depiction of animals, plants and human beings, but also in its predilection for serene symmetry, refined ornament and frequent use of carefully executed diaper-patterned backgrounds. The pictures are irregularly dispersed throughout the text. According to our modern conception, the animals often depict a surreal view of nature: a crocodile with a serpent's head and bird's feet, a horned panther with rather arbitrary colouring are but a few examples of an astonishing iconography which, far from naturalistic sketches, was based on the free interpretation of literary models. The book contains an overwhelming wealth of animal depictions: for example: A magnificent many-finned whale catches fish, while misguided sailors, thinking it to be an island, try to land on its back. All in all 130 miniatures within only 105 pages illustrate several chapters on nature and the qualities of animals; birds, snakes, worms, fish, trees, flintstones, as well as the nature of mankind. Of special interest is the illustration of Genesis in the beginning of the book, which is set amongst exceptionally enlarged and boldly narrative painted scenes. Former owners a.o. : William Wright, vicar of High Wycombe; William Mann; Sir Peter Mancroft; John Tradescant; Elias Ashmole; Oxford University.
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Book number: F2255KET
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Keywords: Codex Facsimile Medieval Oxford Ketterer

 
BLAKE, WILLIAM,
Songs of Innocence
1954. The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, no date [1954]; 31 colour-printed plates, 5 letterpress pages; original orange morocco, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g.; spine minimally spotted and faded, without the slip-case. The fine Trianon Press facsimile of one of the earliest copies to be coloured and issued by the artist [c. 1790-1794], from the Lessing J. Rosenwald copy, now in the Library of Congress. One of the 800 copies for distribution in the U.S.A. with the American distributor's notice stuck over the imprint [the edition comprised 1626 copies in all].
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Book number: IS001093
GBP 105.00 [Appr.: EURO 118 US$ 140.59 | JP¥ 14666]
Keywords: Ianweb Romanticism Art History Illustrated Books Children's Books English Literature Poetry Facsimile Edions Facsimiles Limited Editions Bibliophile Rare

 
BLAKE, WILLIAM,
Songs of Innocence
1954. The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, no date [1954]; 31 colour-printed plates, 5 letterpress pages; original orange morocco, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g.; spine minimally spotted and faded, without the slip-case. The fine Trianon Press facsimile of one of the earliest copies to be coloured and issued by the artist [c. 1790-1794], from the Lessing J. Rosenwald copy, now in the Library of Congress. One of the 800 copies for distribution in the U.S.A. with the American distributor's notice stuck over the imprint [the edition comprised 1626 copies in all].
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Book number: ISOO2360-B
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BOUWINGHAUSEN VON WALLMERODE,
Taschenbuch Auf Das Jahr 1800
. für Pferdeliebhaber, Reuter, Pferdezüchter, Pferdeärzte und Vorgesetzte grosser Marställe. Tübingen, Cotta, [1799]; c. 11 x 7.5 cm.; 80, [xvi],96pp.with frontispiece, 13 engraved plates, one double-page, and full-page silhouette portrait; original illustrated boards; boards a little used, rebacked with pale-blue paper; early owner's name (Otto Feuerlein ?) at top of front free endpaper. A rare pocket almanac for people connected with or interested in horses. The frontispiece shows the "Herzogl. Wuertemb. Hauptgestütt, Marbach", the 12 copper-engraved plates show horses turned out for chivalric ceremonies and tournaments, the folding plate the funeral equipage for Duke Friedrich Eugen of Würtenberg, and the silhouette portrait "Müller, Oberreuter in Würzburg".
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Book number: IS002296
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Keywords: Ianweb Hippology Horses German Almanachs Illustrated Books Horses Hippology Chivalry Tournaments Vetinary Medicine

 
LE BRUN, ANNIE
Sur le Champ
. Paris, Editions Surréalistes, 1967, Avis au lecteur de Radovan Ivsic. Six collages originaux de Toyen. fine copy. number 846 of an edition of 900 copies, printed on fine pink Buvard Extra-Marais paper. black protected wrappers .illustrated with six collages et three pointes-sèches Issu de la collaboration entre l’auteure Annie Le Brun et l’artiste visuelle Toyen, Sur le champ est un livre surréaliste de quarante pages, respectant un format moyen de 25 centimètres par 16,5 centimètres. Aux quarante pages sur lesquelles cohabitent texte et collages s’ajoutent un justificatif de tirage - l’édition originale a été tirée en 900 exemplaires — et un achevé d’imprimé. Textes et collages ont été imprimés sur un papier buvard de couleur rose, matériel plus poreux que le papier régulier, rappelant la texture de la toile d’artiste. Originaire de Tchécoslovaquie, l’artiste Toyen est d’abord connue pour avoir cofondé le groupe surréaliste de Prague avec son ami, le peintre Styrský. En 1947, elle s’exile à Paris, prend part au mouvement surréaliste et collabore avec plusieurs artistes, notamment Annie Le Brun et Radovan Ivsich. While still a student, Annie Le Brun discovered the shock of surrealism; She read Nadja first, hand copying Crazy Love and the Anthology of Black Humor. Shortly after, in 1963, she met André Breton and took part in the activities of the surrealist movement until 1969, on the dissolution of the group. Later, against what she considered to be the programmed liquidation of singularity, love and distraction, she confided that "with the surrealists one breathed, if only to discover the multiplicity of horizons what will have opened this unique attempt in the twentieth century to think all man?" This is how she stood in the wake of surrealism, embracing her quest for "convulsive beauty" and her lyrical insurrection. In 1972, she found a collective activity around Editions Now founded by Pierre Peuchmaurd, with the poet and playwright Radovan Ivsic, who became her companion, as well as Georges Goldfayn, Gerard Legrand and the painter Toyen. The latter had illustrated in 1967 her first poetic book On the field. In these years, she wrote and publishes several other collections, which will be collected in 2004 in a single volume, under the title Ombre pour ombre. During this prolific period of creation, she co-authored, among other collections and essays, three hybrid works in which her poetic writing is combined with illustrations - both photographic and plastics - from different artists: The Crossing of the Alps, co-written in 1972 with Radovan Ivši? and illustrated by the photographs of the Italian sculptor Fabio De Sanctis; Nearby the nomads, a poetic collection illustrated by Toyen in 1972; and finally Annular Moon, poetic story also illustrated by Toyen in 1977.
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Book number: F3241
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 95.5 US$ 113.81 | JP¥ 11873]
Keywords: French Literature Poetry Rare

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