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ACKERMANN, R.,
All Souls Taken from the Top of the Radcliffe Library. Hand-Coloured Aquatint.
. R. Reeve after A. Pugin. Pub. Jan.1st 1814 at 101 Strand for R. Ackermann's History of Oxford. i.e. Ackermann's A history of the University of Oxford, its colleges, halls, and public buildings. London, R. Ackermann, 1814. c. 200 x 285 mm. measured without the margins. in black and gilt decorated frame. Behind glass. From the walls of Thornton's bookshop when still in Broad street. Some very slight spotting in the margins.
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ACKERMANN, R.,
St. Peter's Church. Hand-Coloured Aquatint.
. R. Reeve after A. Pugin. Pub. July 1st 1814 at 101 Strand for R. Ackermann's History of Oxford. i.e. Ackermann's A history of the University of Oxford, its colleges, halls, and public buildings. London, R. Ackermann, 1814. c. 200 x 260 mm. measured without the margins. in black and gilt decorated frame. Behind glass. From the walls of Thornton's bookshop when still in Broad street. Some very slight spotting in the margins.
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BAYLEY, JOHN
Iris. A Memoir of Iris Murdoch.
. Duckworth, 1998, 189pp. hardback in d/j in pristine condition. Signed: With best wishes from John Bayley & Iris in ink across the title page. And with a handwritten postcard from Iris Murdoch , 13 lines. Signed , sent in 1965 . (ISBN: 0715629328) .
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists Signaturebook Signed Books Oxford Memoirs Iris Murdoch 0715629328

 
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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Keywords: Codex Facsimile Medieval Oxford Ketterer

 
DAHL, ROALD, RICHARD ADAMS, BRIAN ALDISS, ELIZABETH JENNINGS AND OTHERS
The Oxford Bibliophile Alnanac: . Original Correspondence and Contributions
. The original contributions and correspondence between the publisher Holdan Books and the contributors 1980/1981 for THE OXFORD BIBLIOPHILE ALNANAC: Included were stories by Oxford authors on a variety of subjects, articles on the theme of Oxford, and some poetry. All of these illustrated by Oxford artists. The book never appeared since practically none of the artists, who had promised to help, produced art work CONTRIBUTIONS : Richard Adams ( 1920 - 2016 ) A Sonnet Brian Aldiss ( 1925 - 2017 ) Back from Java - a short story Gillian Avery ( 1926 -2016 ) The Researcher's Craft: Designs and Implements. (from Research Concerning Nineteenth Century Children and Books (Monographs No. 17 ) Giles Barber ( 1930 - 2012 ) Oxford, Ossonio, Oxfort - Modern Languages printing at Oxford to 1800 ( promised but never submitted, instead he sent An introduction to the Housemaid ) Sir Basil Blackwell ( 1889 - 1984) May Morris - a lecture Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990 ) The Cow - a poem Eileen Davies ( 1926 - 2011 ) Oxford's Voluble Inglorious Milton: -George Smith Green, Watchmaker & Author J.P. Feather Books Without Walls: Development of the Oxfordshire Book Trade Dame Helen Gardner ( 1908 - 1986 ) Memories of Oxford Bookshops Elizabeth Jennings ( 1926 - 2001 ) A Weather Spell - a poem B.E. Juel-Jensen An Oxonian's view of Ethiopia, Travellers and Books David Low Sir Isaac Newton's Library and Chinnor Rectory Jan Morris ( 1926 -- ) In a Name Hugh Williamson An Oxford Family and its Firm:-Henry Alden, Publisher & Bookseller The full description of this collection+ images is on our webssite.
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DOUGLAS, LORD ALFRED (ED.)
The Spirit Lamp: An Oxford Magazine without News.
. No. III, Friday, May 20, 1892 AND No. IV, Friday, May 27, 1892, containing the pages 29 -60, Oxford , James Thorton, 1892, CONTENTS No. III: : The Gates Of Gaza II, p.29; Nicotean Ethics, p.32.; Short Stories-Both Sides Of The Wall I, p.32; Elysium, p.35; Causeries Du Vendredi II, p.36.; Baccaresa Stopper, p. 38; Saionara, p. 39; A Demi-Semi-Quaver On The Unique, p.40 ; Of Sculls an Numskulls, p.43 . No. IV: The Gates Of Gaza III, p.45; Morte D'Amour, p. 48; Short Stories-Both Sides Of The Wall II, p.49; Peri Froibshi-Nil Nisi Bonum, p.53; Causeries Du Vendredi III, p.54; Tekishi Ezetagis, p.57; Lady D'Escarvilles Letters To Her Son, p.58. edges of the covers frayed, covers partly detached. Texts browned, fragile. Uncut copies . James Thornton was the brother of the founder of Thornton's bookshop (est. 1835) and uncle of John Henry Thornton the 2nd generation bookseller in Broad street, Oxford. Extremely rare.
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DOUGLAS, LORD ALFRED (ED.)
The Spirit Lamp: Ii , 13 May 1892; Iii. 20 May 1892; Iv, 27 May 1892; V, 3 June 1892; Vi, 10 June 1892; Volume 2, I, 21 October 1892; Volume 3, Ii, 17 February 1893; Volume Iv, I, May 1893; Volume Iv, Ii, May 1893 .
. description of the last 2 issues (the rarest) : James Thornton, 1893. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. May, June, 1893. First editions. Vol. IV, No. I, II. Original blue printed wrappers.. Vol. IV # 1 with contributions by John Addington Symonds (2), Alfred Douglas (3), Lionel Johnson, Pierre Louys, and others. Vol. IV # II pages 49-100 - contributions by Oscar Wilde "The Disciple," Alfred Douglas (2), John Addington Symonds, Eric Stenbok, A. R. Bayley (2), Gleeson White, H. M. Beerbohm. The original Spirit Lamp came to prominence when its editor, Sandy Wason, sold it to a Magdalen undergraduate and Old Wykehamist, Lord Alfred Douglas late in 1892. Bosie, as he was known to his friends, already had publishing experience behind him: at Winchester he had co-founded and edited a magazine called The Pentagram. From December 1892 to June 1893, he published poetry and prose in five issues of the Spirit Lamp, which bore the new subtitle 'An Aesthetic, Literary and Critical Magazine'. the first 3 series were subtitled: an Oxford Magazine without News. PLEASE ASK FOR FULL DESCRIPTION OF CONDITION AND CONTENTS BEFORE ORDERING . James Thornton was the brother of the founder of Thornton's bookshop (est. 1835) and uncle of John Henry Thornton the 2nd generation bookseller in Broad street, Oxford. TOGETHER 9 ISSUES.
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DOUGLAS, LORD ALFRED (ED.)
The Spirit Lamp: An Oxford Magazine without News. No. Iii, Friday, May 20, 1892 .
. Oxford , James Thorton, 1892, CONTENTS : The Gates Of Gaza II, p.29; Nicotean Ethics, p.32.; Short Stories-Both Sides Of The Wall I, p.32; Elysium, p.35; Causeries Du Vendredi II, p.36.; Baccaresa Stopper, p. 38; Saionara, p. 39; A Demi-Semi-Quaver On The Unique, p.40 ; Of Sculls an Numskulls, p.43 . edges of the covers frayed, Texts browned, fragile. Uncut copy . James Thornton was the brother of the founder of Thornton's bookshop (est. 1835) and uncle of John Henry Thornton the 2nd generation bookseller in Broad street, Oxford. Extremely rare.
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DOUGLAS, LORD ALFRED (ED.)
The Spirit Lamp: An Oxford Magazine without News. No. Iv, Friday, May 27, 1892,
. Oxford , James Thorton, 1892, CONTENTS : The Gates Of Gaza III, p.45; Morte D'Amour, p. 48; Short Stories-Both Sides Of The Wall II, p.49; Peri Froibshi-Nil Nisi Bonum, p.53; Causeries Du Vendredi III, p.54; Tekishi Ezetagis, p.57; Lady D'Escarvilles Letters To Her Son, p.58. edges of the covers frayed, Texts browned, fragile. James Thornton was the brother of the founder of Thornton's bookshop (est. 1835) and uncle of John Henry Thornton the 2nd generation bookseller in Broad street, Oxford. Extremely rare.
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FRISHMAN, MARCEL,
Drawings
. Oxford, Bruno Cassirer, 1957, twenty-five tipped-in black and white plates. folio, number 62 of a limited edition of 500 copies. In a wonderful contemporary full red crushed full morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe and described as a special copy on the last page In a matching slip case, also quarter bound (spine and edges) in red morocco . All edges gilt. the spine of teh slip case very slightly sunned. Marcel Frishman was born in 1900 in Lodz and died in 1952. He studied at the Berlin Academy in the early 1920s under Hans Meid and in 1926 joined the staff of the political and satirical weekly 'Simplicissimus' as a cartoonist. When the magazine was taken over by the Nazis in 1933, he was compelled to leave Germany, working in Copenhagen and then, in 1937, Australia where he remained for 13 years, working in factories. In 1950 he returned to Europe with deteriorating health to continue his work.
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GARCIA LORCA, ISABEL
Handwritten Letter in Ink
. Dated and signed 4-7-1968, one A-5 sized sheet. with handwritten envelope addressed to an address in Oxford. Together with the copy of a letter from her correspondent in Oxford dated 28-3-1968 in which she is being asked for permission to print her brother's poem ESTE ES EL PROLOGO O LA CREACION DE LAS ROSAS. in a limited ediiton. Also a copy of this correspondent's earlier letter to Isabel and the publisher Aguilar 's letter of 25-1-1968 giving details of Isabel's address. Isabel Garcia Lorca, (1909 - 2002 ) spent much of her life guarding the legacy of her late brother Federico, one of Spain's greatest 20th century literary figures. She created and directed the government-approved foundation that preserves her brother's name and the family home, as well as an extensive archive of his manuscripts, letters, photographs and drawings.
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HATTO, A.T. [ED.],
The Memorial Feast the Memorial Feast for Kokotoy-Khan (Kokotoydun Asi): A Kirghiz Epic Poem
. [London Oriental Series Vol.33]. Oxford, 1977; xvi, 283pp.; orig. cl. d.w.; short tears in d.w. Apart from the tears in the d.w. an excellent copy, warmly inscribed by the editor in 1977. Edited for the first time from a copy of the unique manuscript, with translation and commentary. An edition and translation of, along with extensive commentary on, the earliest Kirghiz oral traditional epic extant, a poem which "bears witness to a pithy and at times ornate bardic style with well-worn, beautifully structured epithets and other formulae.." (p. 90). Demonstrates that the existing manuscript is a fair copy of a field record made by Valikhanov, documents parallel passages, and includes (Appendix 8, pp. 269-70) remarks by Radlov on oral performance and improvisation. Notes also Parry's debt to Kirghiz oral poetry and to Radlov (1885) in particular. ? Arthur Thomas Hatto, F. B. A. was born in London in 1910 and was educated at Dulwich College (1923-27) and King?s College, London (1927-32). While Lektor fr Englisch at the University of Bern he made his edition of a pre-Lutheran German translation of the Apocalypse, for which he was awarded the M. A. with Distinction of London University (1934). From an Assistant Lectureship in German at King?s College (1939), he was appointed Reader (1946), then Professor of German Language and Literature in the University of London (1953) until his retirement (1977). He served as a Governor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, gave the Foundation Day Lecture there (Shamanism and Epic Poetry in Northern Asia, 1970) and was elected an Honorary Fellow (1981). [ DL 3/5].
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HOLT, VINCENT M.,
Why Not Eat Insects ? [on Dustjacket : Insects, a Victorian Cookery Book .
. With 7 illustrations by Pauk Wakelin (e.g. Pure of woodlice, Candied web sorbet, Chinese style slug stew etc.also striking chapter headings by this illustrator. the original title -- Why Not Eat Insects ? -- published in 1885 was re-issued by Thornton's of Oxford in 1995 with an extra dust jacket bearing the title -- Insects, a Victorian cookery book -- . Also included are 2 menus in French and English. the oroiginal book appeared in 1885 and its title page is also shown on one of the plates. Text entirely re-set from the 1885 edition by Daniel Meeuws. 68pp. ISBN 0854550240, there are 2 editions, each with a different dust jacket, see website for pictures and illustrations. (ISBN: 0854550240) .
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HOLT, VINCENT
Why Not Eat Insects ?
. With 7 illustrations by Pauk Wakelin (e.g. Pure of woodlice, Candied web sorbet, Chinese style slug stew etc.also striking chapter headings by this illustrator. the original title << Why Not Eat Insects ? >> published in 1885 was re-issued by Thornton's of Oxford in 1995 with an extra dust jacket bearing the title > . Also included are 2 menus in French and English. the oroiginal book appeared in 1885 and its title page is also shown on one of the plates. Text entirely re-set from the 1885 edition by Daniel Meeuws. 68pp. ISBN 0854550240, there are 2 editions, each with a different dust jacket, see website for pictures and illustrations. (ISBN: 0854550240) .
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JENNINGS, ELIZABETH
An Oxford Cycle. Poems
. Oxford, Thornton's, 1987. 16pp. One of a limited edition of 538 copies. Fine copy in original covers, << Spell of Oxford - It is a scheme of spires / a haze of green / a range of clouds / A cluster of boys / And girls and the old.......>> one of the 38 specials, but not signed. the poet promised to sign all 38 , came to sign, but left after only signing 6 copies. note by the publisher.
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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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JOSEPH, JACQUES,
Nasenplastik Und Sonstige Gesichtsplastik,Nebst Einen Anhang Ueber Mammaplastik
. und einige weitere Operationen aus dem Gebiete der aeusseren Koerperplastik:EIN ATLAS UND LEHRBUCH, mit 1718 zum Teil farbigen Abbildungen im Text.Leipzig, Kabitzsch,1931. Reprint Oxford, W.A.MEEUWS,1975. xxxi,842p, korrigenda leaf, This is the author's major work on plastic surgery of the nose, his 1st. efforts were in 1911(in HANDBUCH der SPECIELLEN CHIRURGIE. edited by KATZ,PREYSING,und BLUMEN FELD) , and another in 1916 (DIE KRIEGSVERLETZUNGEN der KIEFER und ANGRENZDEN TEILE),& another in 1927(a single volume ,in 5 languages). GM 5763.01 Hardback [medicine plastic surgery aesthetic surgery plastische Chirurgie neus nosemed nez ] A masterpiece of 20th century plastic surgery (G/M) our last copy out of 500 printed in 1975. Unser letztes Exemplar, 1975 wurden 500 Ex. verlegt. this copy has a small wrinkle near the top of the spine, o/wa fine copy.
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Book number: 090040-10
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Keywords: Plastic Surgery Nosemed Rhinoplasty Medicine Plastische Chirurgie - Allgemein Zahn-, Mund- U. Kieferchirurgie Rhinologie Medizin

 
KING, JOHN R.,
The Fourteen Philippic Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero
. a new translation mainly from the text of Halm. Oxford : James Thornton, 1878, 268pp. + publisher's catalogue of 40pp. hardback, worn binding, names of 2 previous owners on f./e.p, dated 1882 and 1884.
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LAWLOR, JOHN & AUDEN W.H. (COLLECTED BY)
To Nevill Coghill from Friends
. Faber & Faber,1966, First edition 3-156pp. : front. (port.) plate, orange cloth in d/j jacket frayed at edges, cloth spine sl. worn at the bottom, armorial bookplate insuide front board, pwencil annot on 1st e.p. some small remnants of cellotape on 1st e.p. with the publisher's compliments slip , obituary Nevill Coghill in the Tmes dated 10.11.1980 + facsimils of Coghill's letter to David Luke of 30 Oct '61 and of his risqu poem "nous n'irons plus" [ see Oxford, Bodleian Library shelfmark MS. 15021 ] + draft version of 'Thanks before going, for Wystan', Coghill's contribution to Auden's Festschrift, For W.H. Auden, published 21 Feb 1972, photocopy of typescript same shelf mark.
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Book number: F3234
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Keywords: Oxford Gay

 
LE PAGE RENOUF, SIR PETER, (23 AUGUST 1822 - 14 OCTOBER 1897) INTRODUCTION
The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum, 1890 with the Translation Volume 1895. Together 2 Volumes
. An uncommon first edition and presentation copy of this facsimile of the Book of the Dead, published just two years after the purchase of the original for the British Museum. Rarely seen, and almost always a poor institutional copy. Featuring, 37 double-page colour lithograph plates,errata slip, collated complete. Skilfully restored by Maltby's, the Oxford bindery(established I n 1834, one year before Thornton's. ) Full black cloth with leather title label on the spine, initial pages including first end papers carefully restored, damp discolouration still visible. [ see/ask for images ] "elephant folio" (14 x 21 inches) facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani, published by the British Museum in 1890, a magnificent volume. This first edition contains a valuable Introduction by Mr. Le Page Renouf, then Keeper of the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities. [ a Guernseyman, was described by Lord Acton as "the most learned Englishman I know". ] The edition contained no translation, simply presenting a colour-lithographed facsimile of the sheets of the Papyrus. In 1895, the translation of the Papyrus by Wallis Budge was published intended as a companion to the 1890 facsimile which we add here. The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc. London, British Museum 1895. Solid quarto later buckram; clv, 1 ,377pp. Presentation stamp from the British Museum on the title and some unobtrusive blind stamps of a library, a rather good copy, Small-folio. It contains the hieroglyphic text of the Papyrus with interlinear transliteration and word for word translation, a full description of the vignettes, and a running translation. The reader was expected to read the translation, while looking at the pictures of the scroll in the facsimile.
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Keywords: Egypt Egyptology Book of the Dead Papyrus Ani

 
STEWART, J[OHN] I[NNES] M[ACKINTOSH] STEWART (1906 - 1973 )
Shakespeare's Lofty Scene.
. Annual Shakespeare lecture of the British academy.(from the proceedings of the British academy volume LVII ) Oxford University press, 1971, 18pp. printed wrappers. ? the author, also known as Michael Innes , the pseudonym he used for his crime novels, was professor of English at Oxford. On the front cover is a long dedication in ink to David [Luke] mentioning Wystan's [Auden] Festschrift and dated 30 Oct 1971. [ DR - M ].
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TOLKIEN J R R
The Hobbit Or There and Back Again
. Allen & Unwin, 1976, the De Luxe edition with colour illustration by Tolkien (with colour added by H.E. Riddett ) see Hammond & Anderson A3o (page 51) Black cloth over boards, with Smaug design stamped in red, silver and gold to front board in gilt, silver , and red. In the original black paper box with label to the front . Maps in red and black to both endpapers and 13 colour plates. Published on 2 September 1976, number of copies unknown. A very fine copy, only the label on the front of the box is a bit dusty/ soiled. the original sl. frayed tissue wrapper still present and complete.
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Book number: F0174
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TOPOROV, VLADIMIR NIKOLAYEVICH (1928 - 2005 ),
Collection of Correspondence
. Correspondence collection between Holdan Books, Oxford and Professor V. N. Toporov between 1976 and 1980 about a possible publication of his work on Dostoevsky's GOSPODIN PROKHARCHIN.
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Book number: F3254
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UNWIN, RAYNER
The Making of the Lord of the Rings. Limited Edition of 112 Copies
. 2018, 112 copies printed in June 2018. In coloured covers and with some added bibliographical information . 2 editions: A] 100 copies in stapled card covers numbered 1 - 100, with the ISBN 1 85476 052 1 and B] 12 copies in Italian hand-made marbled paper covered boards and linen spine numbered I - XII with the ISBN 1 85476 053 X. Originally Issued in a limited edition of 250 copies on the occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble college Oxford. 1992, 8pp. text and covers on cream paper and thin board and reprinted unchanged with the same ISBN (100 copies) in 2007. Rayner Unwin first published a shorter version of this in The Bookseller. Wim Meeuws (Thornton's Bookshop) asked him if he would give permission to publish this. Unwin immediately consented and not only that, he sent a longer updated version. The booklet came out just on time for the occasion of J.R.R. Tolkien's centenary celebrations in 1992 and all copies were practically sold during the Oxford Tolkien conference and Oxonmoot. THIS IS ONE OF THE SPECIAL EDITION: 12 copies in Italian hand-made marbled paper covered boards and linen spine numbered I - XII with the ISBN 1 85476 053 X. this edition has a small coloured decorative motive on the title page and a facsimile of Rayner Unwin's signature taken from the one copy he signed in 1992 on the last text page (inside rear cover) UNIQUE COPY MARKED WAM ( PUBLISHER'S COPY ). (ISBN: 185476053X) .
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UNWIN , RAYNER,
The Making of the Lord of the Rings. Limited Edition of 112 Copies
. 2018, 112 copies printed in June 2018. In coloured covers and with some added bibliographical information . 2 editions: A] 100 copies in stapled card covers numbered 1 - 100, with the ISBN 1 85476 052 1 and B] 12 copies in Italian hand-made marbled paper covered boards and linen spine numbered I - XII with the ISBN 1 85476 053 X. Originally Issued in a limited edition of 250 copies on the occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble college Oxford. 1992, 8pp. text and covers on cream paper and thin board and reprinted unchanged with the same ISBN (100 copies) in 2007. Rayner Unwin first published a shorter version of this in The Bookseller. Wim Meeuws (Thornton's Bookshop) asked him if he would give permission to publish this. Unwin immediately consented and not only that, he sent a longer updated version. The booklet came out just on time for the occasion of J.R.R. Tolkien's centenary celebrations in 1992 and all copies were practically sold during the Oxford Tolkien conference and Oxonmoot. This edition has a small coloured decorative motive on the title page and a facsimile of Rayner Unwin's signature taken from the one copy he signed in 1992 on the last text page (inside rear cover) one of the copies of the of the regular edition 1-100. (ISBN: 1854760521) .
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