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Leviathan Or the Matter, Forme, and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill
. by Thomas Hobbes, of Malmesbury. Oxford: James Thornton, High Street. 1881, [9] 573, + 12pp. publisher's catalogue. orig. green cloth, gilt title on spine, top/bottom spine sl. frayed and bent annot in ink on reverse of last e.p. and page opposite half title and here and there in the text, edges and corners of binding sl. worn. Copy comes from the archive of our bookshop. James Thornton was a cousin, his publishing house eventually merged with the bookshop.
The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory.[4] Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642 - 1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature ("the war of all against all") could only be avoided by strong undivided government.
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Catalogue: Philosophy
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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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Catalogue: Humour
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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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Hymnos Cyclum Fragmenta Margiten Batrachomyomachiam Vitas Continens
|. ed. by Th. W. Allen. (Homeri opera tomus V) (Oxford Classical Texts) Reprint of the 1912 edn. xxii, 281pp. hardback in d/j. fine) [sp].
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Dr. F.R. Leavis:
0. 1963. The Ogre of Downing Castle and other stories by Howard Jacobson, Chris Terry, P.J.Jewel. Oxford, 1963; [12pp.]; orig. printed wrps; a few small stains to covers, rust marks to centre margins fom staples, a few very slight marks to contents. First edition of this rare pamphlet, defending Leavis against a massed critical attack by Kermode, Wain, Cox, and Bayley. who in turn had apparently been provoked by an attack Leavis had made on C.P.Snow. The longest piece is Jacobson's "The Ogre of Downing Castle", Apparently not published - the imprint reads "Oxonian Press/Queen Street/Oxford".
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Book number: IS0048
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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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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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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists2 Signaturebook Limited Edition Poetry English Literature Oxford

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 [medicine plastic surgery aesthetic surgery plastische Chirurgie neus nosemed nez ] A masterpiece of 20th century plastic surgery (G/M) the postage abroad is GBP 21.85.
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Catalogue: Medicine
Keywords: Plastic Surgery Nosemed Rhinoplasty Medicine Plastische Chirurgie - Allgemein Zahn-, Mund- U. Kieferchirurgie Rhinologie Medizin

KEILL, JOHN ( 1671-1721 )
An Introduction to Natural Philosophy Or, Philosophical Lectures Read in the University of Oxford, Anno Dom. 1700
. To which are added, the demonstrations of Monsieur Huygens's theorems, concerning the centrifugal force and circular motion / By John Keill M.D. Savillian Professor of Astronomy, F.R.S.. Translated from the last edition of the Latin. The second edition. London : printed for J. Senex, W. and J. Innys, J. Osborn, and T. Longman, MDCCXXVI [ 1726 ], xii,306pp. :; 8. Lacks the final advertisement leaf. Inscr. and smudges in ink on title ,name in ink on first page iii of preface. Text quite bright, but with occas. light soiling. P. 69/70 with heavier brown spot on centre right hand sideTitle page frayed at bottom ( see image) , last 40 pp wwith more marginal browning, and somewhat creased in top inside cornersleaf 305/306 with heavier staining , small hole in the centre not affecting the illustration and frayed sat the bottom. The ornaments are those used by Henry Woodfall. Illustrated with numerous engravings and diagrams. Keill, John 1671-1721, mathematician and astronomer, was born in Edinburgh.. He was the deputy to Dr. Millington, Sedleian professor at Oxford, and seems to have joined Christ Church (ib. ii. 26). His lectures were from the first highly successful. They were printed in 1701 under the title "Introductio ad Veram Physicam " and became well known on the continent. Halley is said to have pointed out numerous errors in the first edition, but in a friendly manner. (ib. i. 90). The book was first published in Latin in 1701 Two additional lectures and many corrections were introduced into the second edition, published at Oxford in 1705. Other editions appeared in London in 1715, and at Cambridge in 1741. In a translation into English, published in 1736, Maupertuis, who suggested the venture, appended his theory of the ring of the planet Saturn. The "Introductio" was considered Keill"s "best performance" and it was generally welcomed as an excellent introduction to the "Principia" of Newton He was much Newton's client in the priority dispute with Leibniz. One of few Newton supporters with High Church patronage he was crucial in fighting Cartesianism and mechanical thinking, stating natural theology should be subordinated to the Scripture. His lectures were well regarded with the first translation into English. In a new polished cloth binding with the central leather panel of trhe original binding preserved and recessed in the front board (see image).
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The Flowers of Wit, Or, a Choice Collection of Bon Mots, Both Antient and Modern; with Biographical and Critical Remarks
. 2 volumes bound on one. 1st ed. London: printed for Lackington, Allen, and Co. 1814. : 12mo: XXIV, 216; 220pp. half dark green leather binding with 4 raised bands, title and decor. in gilt on spine, marbled paper covered boards. Ex-libris of Jacob Ley, Student of Ch. Ch. (Christ Church ) and vicar of St. Mary , Magdalene Oxford A.D. MDCCCXLVII. leather of the spine sl. creassed/cracked. ? Kett was author of some didactic works and books for children, The Revd. Jacob Ley was a friend of Lewis Carroll's father and Lewis Carroll (Dodgson) stayed with Ley after arriving in Oxford on 24 January 1851 [ DR 1 ].
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O Rossii V Carstvovanie Alekseja Mixajlovica. [ = Russia in the Reign of Aleksej Mixajlovic] .
. Text [in Russian] and Commentary by A[nne] .E. Pennington , Oxford University Press, 1980, XVI, 775pp. Fine hardback, no d/j. (ISBN: 0198156391) .
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph. The Complete 1922 Text. 3 Volumes
. Edited by Jeremy Wilson. Castle Hill Press, 1997, 4to sized volumes, Three volume set, of which this set is number 210 of the cloth edition in 650 copies (of an edition of 752), in cloth-covered slip-case as issued. 1997, xxii,434pp.; [x],435-880pp.; Vol. III: [vi]+128 (Plates), 4to. original quarter pale grey cloth, green leather labels, grey boards, (vol.iii: matching limp cream cloth, backstrip gilt lettered), dustjackets, A very fine set. Edited by Jeremy Wilson and based on the Bodleian Library manuscript and Lawrence"s corrected and amended copy of the 1922 - Oxford Times - proof. This edition contains 83,000 words, and this Oxford Text is one third longer than previously-published editions, (334,500 words ) which were all based on Lawrence"s 1926 one volume subscribers" abridgement. This is thus the first edition of the 1922 text, volume 1 contains the introduction and books I - V, volume 2 contains books VI - X and editorial notes and volume 3 contains a 112-page photographic album with photographs, partly in colour, from the collection formed by Lawrence and presented to the Imperial War Museum.
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Book number: 092503
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Keywords: Bibliophile Weblists2 Limited Editions Middle East Arabia Arabic Bibliophile

The London Magazine.
0. 1954. A Monthly Review of Literature. Edited by John Lehmann. Volume One, London, 1954. Ten original monthly issues [of 11, missing July]; publisher's original wrappers; first owner's surname in top margin of front wrappers, top edges minimally spotted; generally very good. A complete set of the first volume would comprise only eleven issues, as the periodical was launched in February 1954, and includes a printed message from T.S.Eliot. Other celebrated contributors include W.H.Auden, Cyril Connolly, Grahame Greene, George Barker, Vernon Watkyns, Louis MacNeice, Thom Gunn, Eleanor Farjeon ("Edward Thomas and Robert Frost"), Geoffrey Hill ("Letter from Oxford"), and many more.
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Book number: IS002244
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Bishop of Exeter
. The Right Reverend Archibald Robertson (1853 - 1931) , the seventh Principal of King's College London who later served as Bishop of Exeter. He was born in Sywell, the eldest son of George Samuel Robertson (1825-1874) and his wife, Helen ne Kerr, and grandson of Archibald Robertson (physician), of Northampton. He was educated at Bradfield College and Trinity College, Oxford where he graduated with a first class degree in Classics. From 1883 to 1897 he was Master of Hatfield Hall in Durham. He went on to serve as Principal of King's College London from 1897 to 1903, during which he was elected to serve as Vice-Chancellor of the University of London for the year 1902-03. He received an honorary doctorate (LL.D) from the University of Glasgow in June 1901. He was elected Bishop of Exeter in 1903, serving until 1916. ( 79 x 113 mm ).
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Book number: F3099
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Liber Obituarius Aulae Reginae in Oxonia [Or] the Obituary Book of Queen's College, Oxford. An Ancient Sarum Kalender with the Obits of the Founders and Benefactors of the College.
. Edited with introduction, notes, and appendixes by John Richard Magrath, D.D. Provost. Oxford, 1910; folio (14 x 9 in); xxxvi, 153pp (two edges uncut); main text cheifly in decorative coloured lettering; bound in publ. card covers (dust-marked); spine ends deeply chipped, small tears in edges of wrappers, bookplate of Cuthbert Rudyard Halsall on fr. paste-down endpaper, interior in very good condition. Rare. [ QUEEN'S COLLEGE ] [ sp outsize].
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Book number: 030828
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Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Loft All Oxford Colleges Oxford University Medieval History Martyrology Manuscripts Holy Calenders

Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Oxford Free Press Company Limited.
. folio sized volume with the articles handwritten on vellum pages and signed by the solicitor. With list of names of the subscribers. full calf, rear board detached. A piece (the seal ?) has been cut out of the first page. Loosely inserted is the form of application for shares. (300 shares of GBP 10 each ) Ask for some pictures.
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Book number: F1015
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Typed Letter, a-5, Dated 23rd July 1952. Signed in Ink
. to Professor Jean Seznec, Oxford University. On note paper with the address Villa Mauresque. St. Jean - Cap Ferrat, A.M. He acknowledges receipt of Seznec's inaugural lecture.
Maugham was born in Paris. He was noted as an expert storyteller and a master of fiction technique. An introverted child afflicted with a stammer, Maugham was orphaned at 10 and sent to live with his uncle, a vicar. Although he later studied medicine and completed his internship, he never practiced, having decided at an early age to devote himself to literature. He lived in grand style, spending much of his life on the French Riviera and traveling widely, particularly to East Asia and the South Pacific.
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Book number: F1934
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Olympio Ou la Vie de Victor Hugo.
. Hachette, 1954, first edition, 606pp. text unopened and browned, With a signed dedication to Jean Seznec [ Professor of French Oxford ] in ink on the half title, and a handwritten signed letter by Maurois written from New York, Ritz Tower dated 6th March (also 1954 ?).
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Keywords: Frenchall Bibliophile Signed Signed First Edition French Literature

Prométhée Ou la Vie de Balzac.
. Paris, Hachette, 1965, 653pp. wrappers printed in red and black. (60th thousand) with an autograph deducation by the author to Jean Seznec (All Soul's ) signed and dated 23 May 1967 and a handwritten signed letter in ink dated 29th May 1967 written to Professor Seznect from the author's home in Neuilly-sur-Seine, with the envelope addresses to him at All Soul's college, Oxford. All this in connection with Maurois' Sir Basil Zaharoff lecture for 1967 delivered at the Taylor Institute in Oxford. His subject was New directions in French literature.[ST].
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Book number: F254B
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Drafting Driftwood
. a collection of poems. I: the book of inner space; II:The book of loss and death; III: the book of love and feeling; IV: the book of tales. Oxford, Elkir press, 2007, 128pp. coloured illustrations, NEW paperback. (ISBN: 1854760386) .
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Book number: F0969
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Catalogue: Poetry
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Natur- Und Fabelreich in Faust Ii
. Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 1968, 256pp. good hardback in frayed/soioled d/j. With the author's signed dedication to the late David Luke, the Oxford scholar and dated 25 February 1988 With his extensive pencilled annotations mostly in the upper margins, pencilled underlinings [ DR-M ].
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Book number: F0213DL
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Mikhail Zoshchenko a Literary Profile
. Oxford, Willem A. Meeuws, 1981, 163 pp. Paperback with sunned spine, o/w very good, text pristine. (ISBN: 0902672444) .
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General Semiotics (Russian Poetics in Translation Volume 3)
. Oxford, Holdan Books, 1976,82pp. paperback. Contents: Modelling significance of the concepts "end" and "beginning" in artistic texts / Yu. M. Lotman ; translated by Wendy Rosslyn --Logico-semiotic level of proverbs and sayings: towards a classification of the genre / G. Permyakov ; translated by Doris Bradbury --Stage setting, artistic space and time in the folk theatre / P.G. Bogatyrev ; translated by L.M. O'Toole --On the cosmological origins of early historical descriptions / V.N. Toporov ; translated by Christopher English. In the mid-1970s, with the establishment of the Neo-Formalist Circle in Britain and the publication of a number of international anthologies of and commentaries on the Russian Formalist theorists of the period 1916-1932, it became clear that this important school of literary theory and criticism was only sketchily known to scholars unable to read Russian. The editors, Ann Shukman and Michael O'Toole, published in English ten volumes (80-120pp. each) of the key Formalists: Eikhenbaum, Tynyanov, Shklovsky, Brik, Jakobson, Tomashevsky, Yarkho, Bernstein, Freidenberg, Bogatyrev and Vinogradov on poetry, prose genres, dramatic structure and cinema.Since the Soviet suppression of Formalist theorizing in the early 1930s, it was left to the Bakhtin School of discourse theory and the Prague School of Structuralists to continue the best of their enterprises until the emergence of the Russian Structuralist theorists of the 1960s to 80s, such as Lotman, Zholkovsky, Scheglov, Toporov, Gasparov, Tarlinskaya and Permyakov, who have continued to influence theories of literature, cinema, language and culture worldwide. [note; Holdan books took over Thornton's Bookshop in Oxford in 1983 ).
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Book number: F3198
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Catalogue: Linguistics
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Romanticheskie Povesti.
. Introduction and Selected bibliography by N. Cornwell. Reprint of the 1929 edition. Oxford,1975; 399pp. bound, fine.
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Book number: R71415
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The Golden Bubble.
0. 1957. Arabian Gulf Documentary. London, Collins, 1957; 255 pp. with frontispiece, map, and 8 photographic illustrations on four plates; publisher's cloth; lacking the dust-wrapper. A very good copy of the first edition, with signed inscription on the title page by the author: "To darling Mary, this Golden Bubble by with and from Roderick Owen, Years later - 1981". ["Mary" is Mary Stanley Smith, an Oxford friend of the author's, to whom he also refers cryptically in the text on page 90: "Mary and her house in Ship Street, and the characters to be encountered there". There is a pencil spelling correction in her hand to a word on page 172 and 194.] A personal account of a prolonged visit to the Persian Gulf in the second half of the Nineteen-Fifties, undertaken specifically to write the book. The places described include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with accounts of encounters with many of the powerful, and of friendships, Arab and British. In Abu Dhabi he hunts with falcons as a guest of Sheikh Shakhbut. An interesting association copy of a rare book.
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Book number: IS002046
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 568.25 US$ 698.38 | JP 74625]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Ianweb Middle East Bahrain Kuwait Qatar Dubai Persian Gulf Travel Arab Culture Falconry Signed Books Presentation Copies

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