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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 is still ongoing, but please do ask for advance details.
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DIGBY, ANNE,
The Evolution of British General Pracrice.
0. 1999. 1850 - 1948. Oxford University Press, 1999; xiv, 376pp. with illustrations and diagrams; publisher's boards, dust-wrapper. A mint copy of the first edition.
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Keywords: Ianweb English History British History General Practice Medical History Medicine 19th Century Victorian Modern History

 
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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Keywords: Oxford Oscar Wilde

 
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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GALLICO, PAUL
A Miracle in Wilderness. A Story for Christmas.
. Illustrated by Jane & Anne Grahame-Johnstone. Oxford, Mouette Press, 1975. Printed by the Whittington Press, in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Paul Gallico. This is one of the 50 copies which were numbered M1 - M50. Printed on an 1848 Columbian press, on mould made paper from St Cuthbert's Mill. embossed cloth binding in protective white plain d/j. gilt top edge. Fine copy.( private press ). (ISBN: 0904845001) .
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Wim Meeuws Sch1 Gallico English Literature Bibliophile Private Press Limited Editions Christmas Noel Kerstmis Weihnachten Natale Natali 0904845001

 
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 für 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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Keywords: Central Asia Kirghistan Epic Oral Literature Ethnology Ian

 
HEINEMANN, F.H.,
The Philosopher of Enthusiasm. With Material Hitherto Unpublished",
. offprint from Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 6 (1952): 294-322. 29pp. with a dedication by the author, dated Oxford 14.5.53 and initialled by him F.H.H. WITH the author's survey of recent philosophical and theological literature I. Philosophy. a printer'sd proof with his dedication in ibnk to William Cohn, dated 26.10.53 also initialled. 4 pages printed single-sided.
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HIBBERT, CHRISTOPHER WITH EDWARD HIBBERT,
The Encyclopaedia of Oxford
0. 1988. London, 1988; 562pp. in double column, with numerous illustrations; publisher's binding, d.w.; d.w.faded at the spine, otherwise an excellent copy. A compilation of historical, topographical and biographical articles on the city and University which will probably never be excelled.
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HOLT, VINCENT
Why Not Eat Insects ?
. With 7 illustrations by Pauk Wakelin (e.g. Purée 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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HOLT, VINCENT M.,
Why Not Eat Insects ? [on Dustjacket : Insects, a Victorian Cookery Book .
. With 7 illustrations by Pauk Wakelin (e.g. Purée 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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JACOBSON, HOWARD [AND OTHERS],
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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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).
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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, LAST COPY IN HALF LEATHER.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).
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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 + facsimilés of Coghill's letter to David Luke of 30 Oct '61 and of his risqué 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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Keywords: Oxford Gay

 
LEHMANN, JOHN,
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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MAUGHAM, WILLIAM SOMERSET, 1874 - 1965,
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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OWEN, RODERIC,
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
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Keywords: Ianweb Middle East Bahrain Kuwait Qatar Dubai Persian Gulf Travel Arab Culture Falconry Signed Books Presentation Copies

 
PASTERNAK. LEONID - BOWRA, C.M.,
Memorial Exhibition
0. 1958. of Paintings and Drawings by Leonid Pasternak 1862 - 1945; Oxford, !958; 16 pp. with frontisp. and 4 b. & w. plates; original printed wrappers. A catalogue listing 115 paintings or drawings which were exhibited in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in April 1958. There is an introduction, of four-and-a-half pages, by Sir Maurice Bowra. OFFERED TOGETHER WITH: Die Familie - La Famille - The Family Pasternak. Erinnerungen, Berichte - Mémoires, Rapports - Reminiscences, Reports. Geneva, Éditions Poésies Vivantes, 1975; 167, [ii] pp. with illustrations; publisher's glazed semi-stiff illustrated wrappers. With texts mostly by Josephine, Leonid, and Boris Pasternak, and Lydia Pasternak-Slater.
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Book number: IS001094
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Keywords: Ianweb Modern Art Russian Art Leonid Pasternak. Boris Pasternak.

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