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BEAUMARCHAIS, PIERRE-AUGUSTE CARON DE
Le Barbier de Séville, Ou la Précaution Inutile, Comédie En Quatre Actes.
. Paris, Ruault, 1775. A Paris, chez Ruault, libraire, rue de la Harpe. MDCCLXXV. Avec approbation et permission (De l'imprimerie de Clousier, rue St. Jacques.) 46 [2] 132pp. sm8vo. ?Edition originale du Barbier de Séville, premier véritable succès de Beaumarchais au théâtre, immortalisé en 1816 par l'opéra de Rossini. La pièce avait d'abord été représentée en cinq actes à la Comédie Française le 23 février 1775 mais avait essuyé un échec. Beaumarchais retravailla sa pièce et la réduisit à quatre actes et elle remporta un triomphe à la représentation du 26 février. Lacking the half title also contains Cécile, comédie en 3 actes et en prose, mêlée d'ariettes [par Mabille], représentée devant Leurs Majestés, à Versailles, le 24 février 1780 , 74pp. ALSO BOUND IN: Bouquier: Epitre a Monsieur Vernet, Amsterdam, / Paris, 1773, 31pp. AND ALSO: La docte intrigante ou la femme accorte et de bons sens Comédie. En prose, & en trois actes, imit en trois actes, imitée du Goldoni, no date, but same period, 132pp. preceded by Discours préliminaire xxivpp. AND Dissertation historique et critique sur le theatre ancient et moderne (1)` pp. xxv to lxxx [ in the 1783 edition this is described as "traduite de l'abbé Chiari"].
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Book number: F3277
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BEETS, NICOLAAS
Gedichten. 4 Delen
. Volledige uitgave naar tijdsorde gerangschikt en opnieuw herzien. 4 delen. Leiden, A.W. Sijthoff, deel 1 misschien 1e druk, delen 2-4 5e druk.[ ca. 1895] gebonden in rood linnen met zwarte opdruk. Met persoonlijke opdracht van Maria Elisabeth Beets ( 1844 - 1918 ) één van de dochters van de schrijver, gedateerd 4 Augustus 1903 , (bijna 5 maanden na de dood van Beets) gesigneerd.
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Book number: F3201
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Catalogue: Publishing
Keywords: Nederalndse Literatuur Dutch Literature Rare Signed

 
DE COSTER, CHARLES,
Die Geschichte Von Ulenspiegel Und Lamme Goedzak Und Ihren HeldenmäßIgen Fröhlichen Und Glorreichen Abenteuern Im Lande Flanden Und Anderwärts. Deutsch Von Karl Wolfskehl. Mit Holzschnitten Von Frans Masereel. 2 Volumes
. München, Kurt Wolff, (1926). With a frontispiece and 150 partly full-page original woodcuts and 18 woodcut initials by Frans Masereel. XLIII, (1), 496, (2) pp.; (6), 534, (6) pp. First edition, printed in 1600 copies. This is one of 1500 unnumbered copies. The woodcuts were printed from the original blocks. Text sl. darkened. In full calf with 5 raised bands on the spines. On page [1] Arnold Frank, the film producer has written an 18 line poem in ink, dated 24th May 1928 and signed Arnold Franck. this is followed by the signature Leni Reifenstahl (as opposed to Riefenstahl) corners of binding very slightly rubbed.
¶ Arnold Fanck ( 1889 - 1974, a pioneer of the German mountain film. LENI RIEFENSTAHL, [Helene Bertha Amalie] (1902 - 2003) A very unique set [ DR 6-7 ].
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Book number: F1942
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Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: Bibliophile First Editions Rare Bibliophile Masereel Belgium Wood Engraving Rare

 
D'IAKONOVA, ELIZAVETA ALEKSANDROVNA [ 1874-1902 ]
Dnevnik Elizavety D'iakonovoi 1886-1902 G. : Literaturnye Etiudy, Stikhotvoreniiya, Stat'i, Pis'ma.
. Izdanie 4-e, znachitel'no dopolnennoe. Pod red. i s vstupitel'nymi stat'yami A.A.D'yakonova. Moskva, izdanie V.M.Sablina, 1912; 836PP. bound in new cloth, title page repaired as right bottom corner was missing , new end papers and title label
¶ D'iakonova came to fame posthumously, as the author of a diary which was frequently compared to Bashkirtseva's. The diary's success was due to the author's frankness, the timely "woman question' issues that it touched on, and the view of many that she 'typified" young women of her generation. D'iakonova was bom into a merchant family in the village of Nerekhta in 1874. In her diary she describes her mother as despotic and unloving. She completed secondary school in laroslavl' and then wanted to continue her education at the university level, but her mother was strongly opposed to her attending. D'iakonova was forced to wait four years to apply for entrance into the Higher Courses for Women in SPb. when she would no longer need parental approval. Even then her mother was able to block her acceptance for a while. The courses had been her escape, and their reality proved to be a great disappointment. While still a student, she began her literary career with the publication of a translation. Then she published an article, "Women's Education" (Zhenskoe obrazovanie), in the journal Women's Came (ZhenD) and several fictional sketches under the pseudonym E. Nerekhtskaia/D'iakonova graduated from the courses in 1899, She rejected an earlier idea of going to work as a rural schoolteacher. Instead she traveled around Russia. In 1900 she went 10 Paris and started law school at the Sorbonne. She used her life abroad in Paris and London as the basis of several semi-fictional pieces which she published in the journals Kitvite (KievI) and Northern Land (Severnyi krai). While at the Sorbonne, D'takonova developed an obsessive crush on a French doctor and psychologist. She visited him under the pretext of having a psychologically caused illness. These efforts came to nothing. In 1902, at the age of twenty-eight she committed suicide [ DL 3/5 ].
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Keywords: Wim Meeuws Russian Literature Thonslav Russian-Lot

 
DAHL, ROALD, RICHARD ADAMS, BRIAN ALDISS, ELIZABETH JENNINGS AND OTHERS
The Oxford Bibliophile Almanac: . Original Correspondence and Contributions
. The original contributions and correspondence between the publisher Holdan Books and the contributors 1980/1981 for THE OXFORD BIBLIOPHILE ALMANAC: 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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Book number: F3235
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DEMIDOFF, ANATOLE, PRINCE OF SAN DONATO.
Voyage Dans la Russie Méridionale & la Crimée Par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie Exécuté En 1837. . . Par Mm. De Sainson, le Play, Hout, Léveillé, de Nordmann, Rousseau Et Du Ponceau 2 Volumes
. Dédié à Sa Majesté Nicolas Premier, Empereur de toutes des Russies. Dessiné d'après nature et lithographié par (Auguste) Raffet. With 100 tinted lithographs printed on India paper, by Auguste Raffet and printed by Auguste Bry (including additional lithographed title, and 9 other lithographed section titles), all with tissues. Half-title, illus. lithogr. title to face the title-page, with a plate list on verso numb. 1-100. 2 unn. pp. (half title), pp. 3- 64 with descriptive text for the plates nos. 1-87 (no description for the text of the plates 88-100 as usual, so complete). Large folio (530 x 350 mm). Contemp. black half chagrin, back gilt. With heraldic bookplate Louis Mondanton. Paris: Publié par Gihaut Frères, [1838-1848 ] First edition of this rare and complete album of an expedition through Hungary to southern Russia, returning by way of Constantinople and Smyrnia. Plates nos. 1 (frontispiece) - 8, Hungary; nos. 9- 19, Wallachia; nos. 20- 24, Moldova; nos. 25- 30 Bessarabia; nos. 31- 54 Crimea, 1st part; nos. 55- 68, Camp of Vosnessensk, inter alia portrait of Nicolas I; nos. 69- 80; Crimea, 2nd part; nos. 88- 100 show the portraits of the members of the expedition. The present huge work describes and illustrates scenery and exotic architecture, not only of the Russian meridional region, and depicts also uniforms, military camps, costumes, professions, festivities, trade, custom and manners of Armenians, Cossacks, Gipsies, Jews, Russians, Tartars, Turks, etc. An interior of a coffee shop is shown. This scientific journey to southern Russia and the Crimea, etc. was organized by Count Demidoff (1812-70) on behalf of the government. 22 scholars (of which Jules Janin wrote the descriptive text), and artists (of which Raffet was the most important one) accompanied the expedition. Opposite plate 93, (portrait of J. J. Huout) is a 3- page A.L.S. by his son Paul dated Colmar, 1 July 1868 . Prince Demidoff was a famous art collector. His collection was sold in Paris in 1870.- 2 small stamps and stamped number on title, a few slight spots, and some light smudging to margins at the beginning. A nice association copy on large paper. Brunet II, 583; Vicaire III, 167; NBG 13/14, p. 559 & NBG 25/26, p. 578; cf. Atabey 337 (later ed.); not in Blackmer.+ A de Démidoff: Voyage dans La Russie meridionale et la Crimee, par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie, execute en 1837. Paris, 1840.in half blue morocoo binding, gilt titling. 7+621+(3) pp. pag. 64 plates by affet. Frontispiece: Nicolaas I on horseback . PAYMENT FOR THESE 2 VOLUMES ONLY VIA BANK TRANSFER.
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Keywords: Russia Rare Russian History Travel

 
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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Book number: F2875
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Keywords: Oxford Oscar Wilde

 
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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Book number: F2875-C
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Keywords: Oxford Oscar Wilde

 
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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Book number: F2875-D
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LUCIE-SMITH EDWARD
Two Poems of Night
. Turret Books, 1972, Quarto, 4 pages handsewn in pictorial covers. The poems are printed by letterpress in two colours at the Trigram Press. This is one of only 100 copies signed both by Edward Lucie-Smith and Ralph Steadman. the total edition was 1000 copies.
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Book number: F0707
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Signaturebook Limited Poetry Signed

 
ÉLUARD, PAUL .
Oeuvres Complètes. 2 Volumes
. Edited by Marcelle Dumas and Lucien Scheler, preface by Lucien Scheler. ( Bibliothèque de la Pléiade volumes 200 and 201 ) Volume I : 1913-1945. Contient des textes écrits en collaboration avec André Breton, René Char, Max Ernst et Benjamin Péret, ainsi que Ode à Salvador Dali de Federico Garcia Lorca, traduite par Paul Eluard et Louis Parrot, 1760 pagesTOME II : 1945-1953. Contient également des œuvres de jeunesse, des Poèmes retrouvés, des préfaces, prières d'insérer, dédicaces et des documents surréalistes, 1520 pages. Gallimard, 1996 - 2002, splendid new set, full leather, richly decorated spines/ nouvel exemplaire.
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Book number: 000642
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Keywords: Frenchall French Literature Leather Rare Pleiade

 
ERASMUS (ED. P.S.ALLEN)
Opus Epistolarum Des. Erasmi Roterodami : Denuo Recognitum Et Auctum,. 12 Volumes
. Percy Stafford Allen, Helen Mary Allen and Heathcote William Garrod. Compendium vitae P.S. Allen addidit H.W. Garrod. Indices (T. XII) compilavit Barbara Flower; perfecit et edidit Elisabeth Rosenbaum, Oxford, éd. Clarendon, 1906-1958, 12 volumes in 8°: REPRINTED OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1992. Original volumes with their dates of publication: Vol. I: 1484-1514, XXIV + 615 p. (1906) / Vol. II: 1514-1517, XX + 603 p. (1910) / Vol. III: 1517-1519, XXXI + 634 p. (1913) / Vol. IV: 1519-1521, XXXII + 632 p. (1922) / Vol. V: 1522-1524, XXIII + 631 p. (1924) / Vol. VI: 1525-1527, XXV + 518 p. (1926) / Vol. VII: 1527-1528, XXIII + 558 p. (1928) / Vol. VIII: 1529-1530, XLIV + 515 p. (1934) / Vol. IX: 1530-1532, XXIII + 497 p. (1938) / Vol. X: 1532-1534, XXIV + 440 p. (1941) / Vol. XI: 1534-1536, XXVII + 400 p. (1947) Oxford reissue of the original edition which was originally published between the years of 1906 to 1947. Twelve Volumes (complete) including the Indices (Vol. 12). 8vos. plates. Original navy blue cloth bindings with spinal gilt titles. Prefaces in English, main body of texts in Latin. This is a tight, fine set which, when complete, is now quite scarce. All volumes in protective glassine wrappers .Percy Stafford Allen (7 July 1869 - 16 June 1933) British classical scholar, best known for his writings on Desiderius Erasmus.
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Book number: RYL001
GBP 395.00 [Appr.: EURO 458.5 US$ 481.55 | JP¥ 65513]
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Keywords: Latin Rare Philosophy

 
FAUSER, ALOIS (ED. / HRSG.):
Die Bamberger Apokalypse. Neunundfünfzig Farbtafeln. Die Miniaturen Der Apokalypse Und Des Evangelistars in Der Staatlichen Bibliothek Bamberg. Bibl. 140 (a Ii 42).
. Frankfurt a.M. Insel Verlag, 1958, Folio. (14),59 mont. Tafeln,41,(9) S. Orig.-Halblederband mit Pergament-Deckelbezug, mit grünem, goldgeprägten Rückenschild, in Schuber. Diese Originale Wiedergabe der Bildtafeln der Bamberger Apokalypse wurde im Jahre 1958 vom Insel-Verlag mit Genehmigung des Staatsministeriums für Unterricht und Kultus nach der in der Staatlichen Bibliothek in Bamberg befindlichen Handschrift veranstaltet. Den Bildteil druckten die Graphischen Kunstanstalten F.Bruckmann in München, die auch die Druckstöcke herstellten. Der Text wurde aus der Linotype-Palatino gesetzt und von Ludwig Oehms, Frankfurt a.M. gedruckt. Den Büttenkarton lieferte die Büttenpapierfabrik Hahnemühle, Dassel. Den Halbleder Handeinband fertigte Willy Pingel, Heidelberg. Die Gesamtgestaltung lag in Händen von Gotthard de Beauclair. Hergestellt wurden 650 Exemplare, von denen 500 numerierte Exemplare in den Handel kommen. Dies ist Exemplar Nr. 142' . Imperial-Folio. 32x44 cm . Vierfarbdruck mit Gold und Silber in Originalgröße, 59 mounted facsimiles in full colours. 41, [1]pp. 45 cm. orig. half leather binding in slipcase, Imperial folio. A fine copy.
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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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Book number: F3024
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.75 US$ 42.67 | JP¥ 5805]
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Keywords: Spain Spanish Literature Rare

 
GRASWINCKEL DIRCK INGELEID EN VERZORGD DOOR GEERTEN GOSSAERT INTRODUCED AND EDITED BY GEERTEN GOSSAERT
De Vierlingen Van Den Heer Van Pybrac. Uit Het Frans in Het Nederlands En in Het Latijn Vertaald Door Mr. Dirck Graswinckel. Ingeleid En Verzorgd Door Geerten Gossaert.
. Utrecht, Stichting de Roos, 1955. Hardcover without dust jacket as issued , top edge gilt, XLVIII + 136 [2] pp. all text pages clean and unmarked, but sl. darkened, end papers discoloured / . 140pp. Kop verguld. Typografie en band Aldert Witte. Gezet uit de Lutetia, de Romanée en de Open Kapitalen van J. van Krimpen, en gedrukt door Van Amerongen in rood en zwart op Eenhoorn Propatria antiek van Van Gelder Nummer 173 van een oplage van 175 genummerde exemplaren.
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Book number: F3227
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 US$ 9.14 | JP¥ 1244]
Catalogue: Private Press
Keywords: Netherlands Dutch Bibliophile Rare Limited Private Press

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