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ACKERSDIJCK, JAN (1790- 1861)
Verhaal Eener Reize in Rusland, Gedaan in Het Jaar 1835. 2 Volumes.
. Groningen, W. van Boekeren 1840. [VI],XIV,302; [IV],VI,[2],363p. With engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Contemp. half black calf leather binding with leather corners, gilt titles and decorations on the spines, marbled paper covered boards . Text sl. darkened, which is usual for this work, pinhole in margin on pp. 130/131, First (only) edition. An account of the author's three months crossing through Russia, with visits to St Petersburg, Moscow, Gorki and Kazan, for the greater part written in the form of a diary. It is regarded as one of the most interesting and one of the most reliable sources for the knowledge of Russia in the early nineteenth century, full of details about Russian history, culture, daily life, administration, institutions, commerce, etc. Jan Ackersdijck had been a lawyer in Utrecht and in 1825 was appointed professor of political sciences in Liège. After the Belgian revolution of 1830 he left the Southern Netherlands and the following year was appointed professor in Utrecht. He there occupied himself with a variety of subjects, public law, political history, colonial policy, rural economy, etc. He also lectured on statistics and economic theory, and for that has been credited with being the first academic economist in the Netherlands. Though he published a number of smaller works on these subjects he did not expose his economic theory in a more systematic way, yet he is said to have considered himself a follower of Malthus. He was convinced of the importance of own observation of foreign countries and therefore made travels to most European countries. The present book on his travel to Russia is his only more extended publication. He travelled all over Europe to collect data on the geography, population, society, trade, etc. paving the way and laying the foundation for the disciplines that later in the 19th century would be called 'economy' and 'sociology'. Ackersdijck left Utrecht in June 1835, and travelled by way of Hamburg, Kiel and Lübeck to St. Petersburg, and from there to Novgorod, Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Kazan, Simbirsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Hamburg to return to Utrecht in October of the same year. SEE: Cat. Russica A135. NNBW IV,c.9. Butter p.54, Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 13; Cat. NHSM I, p.196; Tiele, Bibl. 24; WorldCat shows 2 copies.
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Book number: F2576
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Catalogue: Russian History
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ADELUNG, JOHANN CHRISTOPH,
Versuch
0. 1774. vollstaendigen grammatisch-kritischen Woerterbuches der hochdeutschen Mundart mit bestaendiger Vergleichung der uebrigen Mundarten, besonders aber der oberdeutschen. Dem noch beygefueget ist des Herrn M.Fulda Preisschrift ueber die beyden deutschen Haupt=Dialecte. Five Volumes, Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1774 - 1786; 4to; xvi, 60, two folding tables, [i], 1840 columns, 1856 columns, 1716 columns, 1704, 476 columns (the pages are printed in numbered double columns); Mid-nineteenth century North German binding of black half leather, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled paper-covered boards, speckled edges, short split at head of spine of last volume; when the set was bound or rebound ca. 1850, the title-pages of the first four volumes were restored and mounted on paper, as well as the separate title-page to Fulda's "Preisschrift" and the final page of the first volume, and one other margin was restored: this has resulted in the loss of part of one word on the imprint on the first title-page ["Verlegts"]. FIRST EDITION. Our volume V contains Part One only - "[des] fuenften und letzten Theils Erste Haelfte, von W - Z ".
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Book number: IS00987TRAVE
GBP 550.00 [Appr.: EURO 628 US$ 710.08 | JP¥ 78522]
Catalogue: Dictionaries
Keywords: Ianweb Trave German Language Linguistics German Dictionaries 18th Century Eighteenth Century Antiquarian Rare Reference

 
AIKIN, JOHN AND ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD,
Evenings at Home;
0. or, The Juvenile Budget Opened. Six volumes, Mixed editions (third, fourth and fifth) 1798 - 1802; original marbled boards backed with green parchment, paper labels; boards somewhat worn, the second volume chipped at head of spine with about one centimetre's loss, and split at inner margin at p. 2 but holding; the spine of the first volume professionally replaced in matching paper, but contents again a bit loose, one page detached but present. A very acceptable set of this nursery or schoolroom classic in its original format.
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Book number: IS002348
GBP 140.00 [Appr.: EURO 160 US$ 180.75 | JP¥ 19988]
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Keywords: Ianweb Early Children's Books Early Education Antiquarain Rare

 
ANON.,
Almanach de St-Petersbourg
0. 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; 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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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
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 108.5 US$ 122.65 | JP¥ 13563]
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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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ANON.,
Fairy Tales, Selected from the Best Authors.
0. 1788. [Volume I]. London, Printed for W. Lane, Leadenhall Street,,1788; 12mo; [vi], 288pp..; contemporary sheep, spine gilt-ruled, red lettering-piece; front joint split, front board held only by its strings, loss of leather of spine all along the split in the joint;, boards slightly scuffed and marked; lacks frontispiece and [2] plates, top half of second leaf of prelims missing,, first gathering loose, corners of outer margins at the top of c. 20 pages cut round at some point,; contemporary owner's names on front paste-down, with 20th century bookplate super-imposed . Lane's "Tales of the Fairies" is very rare, even for 18th century fairy tale editions. Our copy is offered with all its faults because it is so rarely met with, but it has been tampered with by a former owner who wanted to conceal the fact that it was only the first of two volumes and that it had already lost its copper-plates: words on the title-page have been gently rubbed out - presumably "Adorned with plates" and "Volume I" - and the words "of the first" have been rubbed out at the bottom of the last page, so it no longer reads "End of the first Volume"; presumably part of leaf [ii] of the prelims - the contents leaf - was removed for the same reason. The contents are otherwise complete, and comprise; The Introduction. History of the Princess Hebe and the Fairy Anguiletta. Hitory of the Royal Ram or the Wishes. History of Graciosa and Percinet. History of Finetta. History of the White Cat. History of Princess Carpillona. History of the Pidgeon and Dove. History of the Yellow Dwarf.History of Young and Handsome.
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Book number: IS002328
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Fairy Tales Eighteenth Century Children's Books Early Children's Books French Literature Rare Antiquarian

 
ANON.,
The History of Prince Lee Boo
0. 1814. A Native of the Pelew Islands brought to England by Captain Wilson. Thirteenth Edition. London, John Harris, 1814; c. 9 x 13.5 cm.; 180 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's quarter red roan over marbled boards; a good copy, extremities rubbed, boards worn with a small piece of the marbled paper missing from the front board. Moon 359 (4), quoting from the "Guardian of Education": "..We have of late seen some Juvenile Libraries, in which this interesting history found no place; and, in our opinion, the work is amongst those which ought not to be superceded [sic] by others of inferior merit".
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Book number: IS002191
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ANON.,
Homers Odyssee
0. 1802. neu travestiret; oder Ulysses am Zusammenflusse des achtzehnten und neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. "Ithaka im Jahre X". Zu finden in Mannheim bei Schwan und Goetz, 1802; 222, [ii] advertisements, [i] errata, with frontispiece; original blue-grey paper-covered boards; contemporary owner'sname on front pastedown, extremely light stain to top of frontispiece. First, and probably sole edition. A jeu d'esprit which casts a satirical eye on the manners of its period, with a remarkable copper-engraved frontispiece by d'Argent showing the protagonist - in the costume of the late eighteenth century - about to board an air balloon. A second volume is announced on page 222, but we do not believe this ever appeared.
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Book number: IS002069
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Keywords: Ianweb Eighteenth Century German Literature Nineteenth Century German Literature Ballooning Aviation Air Travel Hot Air Balloons Ballooning Antiquarian Rare Illustrated

 
ANON.
Mitteilungen Der Zurischen Gesellshaft
0. 1842. fur vaterlandische Altertumer VI.: Die Stiftung des Klosters Kappel und das Geschlecht der Freiherren von Eschenbach. [Zurich,] gedruckt bei J.J.Ulrich, 1842; 4to; 8pp. with engraved plate, and large folding coloured lithograph; publisher's printed wrappers, printed within a decorative border; scattered light foxing and slight water-stain to lower margin of text and of the plain plate. A monograph on the 12th Century Cistercian monastery at Kappel, but primarily on its contemporary and later connections with the von Eschenbachs and the vicissitudes of that family, including under the names of Schnabelburg or Schwarzenberg. The uncoloured plate is a copper-engraved view of the church by Hegi, The folding lithograph, finely coloured by hand, illustrates the first page of this monograph, according to which the early medieval church was originally famous for its over 60 stained or painted glass windows, though only six survived to the time of this publication. The plate shows all nine panels of a single window, at its centre the Crucifixion.
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Book number: IS002335
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Keywords: Ianweb German Switzerland Swiss History Cistercians Eschenbach Family Stained Glass Medieval History Medieval Stained Glass Zuerich Zurich Rare Antiquarian Art History German History

 
ANON.
Onomatologia Medico-Practica.
0. 1783. Encyklopädisches Handbuch für ausübende Aerzte in alphabetischer Ordnung ausgearbeitet von einer Gesellschaft von Aerzten. Three volumes [Volumes I, III & IV only, of four], Nürnberg, Raspe, 1783 - 1786; [viii] pp. 2846, 2106, 1576 columns, [xx pp. index, also printed in double columns]; contemporary half sheep, spines with raised bands and printed labels; bindings very worn and rubbed, although tight and firm, two small pieces of leather, and a numbering-label, missing from spine of Volume III, two-thirds of the leather spine of Volume IV are missing; the blank margins of a few pages are creased at the top in the outer corners. A rare encyclopaedic compendium of medical practice for German-speaking general practitioners of the time: "Wir haben bei seiner Abfassung hauptsächlich ein .. Bedürfnis practischer Aerzte, und zwar solcher zu befriedigen gesucht, denen die Vorsehung nichr Glücksgüter genug zugeworfen hat, um den zu einer nach Begriffen unsers Zeitalters eingerichteten Büchersammlung, erforderlichen Aufwand machen zu können." Sadly our set lacks Volume II. The remaining three offered here are firmly-bound and internally clean. The original owner, 'J.Nielsen', has entered his name neatly on the front free endpapers. The volumes are tick and would cost more in postage than is automatically allowed.
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Book number: IS002181
GBP 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 91.5 US$ 103.28 | JP¥ 11421]
Keywords: Ianweb German Medical History of Medicine Antiquarian Rare 18th Century Eighteenth Century

 
ANON.,
Voyages Round the World
0. 1821. Performed by Captain James Cook, F.R.S. by Royal Authority, containing the Whole of his Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy &c. with Memoirs of his Life, and Particulars Relative to his Unfortunate Death. Embellished wit Engravings. London, published by J Robins and Co. Albion Press .. 1821; 4to; [xii], 798 pp. [ii], double column, with frontispiece portrait, engraved general title-page, three further engraved title-pages (all with copper-engraved vignettes), 13 copper-engraved plates, and a few wood-engraved vignettes; contemporary marbled calf, spine richly decorated in gilt and black, marbled endpapers; hinges worn, headband rubbed and split with a little loss, the first gathering, with frontisp. engraved title-page, and preface, has some time been re-fixed with adhesive tape, leaving brown staining on the inner margins there and the main engraved title-page frayed, marginal damp-stain to the next engraved title-page, first plate working loose and frayed in outer margin; the body of the book tightly bound and generally clean though there are a few stains and some marginal finger-marks; the tenth plate, like the first, is working loose and a little frayed in the outer margin. An early, comprehensive narrative of Cook's three voyages, with good illustrations.
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Book number: IS001070
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Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Travel Exploration Maritime Australia Pacific Eighteenth Century Anthropology Ethnology Illustrated New Zealand Australasia Kamchatka

 
AUSTER, PAUL,
The Art of Hunger
0. 1982. and other Essays. London, The Menard Press, 1982; 96pp.; publisher's glazed printed wrappers; small owner's name written neatly at top of title-page. A good copy of the first edition.
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Book number: IS002281
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Keywords: Ianweb First Editions Modernism Modern Literature American Literature Essays Rare

 
BALLEYDIER, ALFONSO,
Storia Della Rivoluzione Roma
0. 1851. quadro religioso, politico e militare degli anni 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849 e 1850 in Italia. Prima versione Italiana da Francesco Giuntini. Firenze, 1851; 488 pp.; contemporary quarter marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt and ruled in blind; exremities slightly worn, a few scattered spots. The original French edition was published in Geneva the same year.
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Book number: IS002248
GBP 33.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.75 US$ 42.6 | JP¥ 4711]
Catalogue: Italian
Keywords: Ianweb European History Antiquarian Rare Italian History Italy Risorgimento Nineteenth Century

 
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
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85.75 US$ 96.83 | JP¥ 10708]
Catalogue: Signed Books
Keywords: Nederalndse Literatuur Dutch Literature Rare Signed

 
BERGNER, RUDOLF,
Siebenburgen.
0. 1884. Eine Darstellung des Landes und der Leute. Leipzig, Hermann Bruckner, 1884; vi, 410 pp.; publisher's green pebble-grain cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt; base of spine minimally rubbed, contemporary owner's name on front fly, title-page foxed. A rare work on this German-speaking outpost of the Hapsburg Empire, [ Transylvania (Romanian: Ardeal or Transilvania; Hungarian: Erdély; German: Siebenbürgen is a historical region in the central part of Romania. ].
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Book number: IS00738
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85.75 US$ 96.83 | JP¥ 10708]
Catalogue: German History
Keywords: Ianweb Ian German History Geography Balkans Rumania Rare Travel Eastern Europe

 
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 120 US$ 135.56 | JP¥ 14991]
Keywords: Ianweb Romanticism Art History Illustrated Books Children's Books English Literature Poetry Facsimile Edions Facsimiles Limited Editions Bibliophile Rare

 
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
GBP 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 137.25 US$ 154.93 | JP¥ 17132]
Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Ianweb Hippology Horses German Almanachs Illustrated Books Horses Hippology Chivalry Tournaments Vetinary Medicine

 
BRADBURY, EDWARD,
All About Derbyshire.
0. 1884. With sixty illustrations by W.H.J.Boot, J.S.Gresley, W.C.Keene, Ll. Jewett et al. London & Derby, 1884; xvi, 396, 52 pp. with numerous illustrations; publisher's red cloth ruled in blind, spine gilt-lettered; spine discoloured where a large label has been removed, front cover very slightly marked, edges very slightly spotted. First edition. An informative, detailed, yet brightly-written series of essays with good illustrations from wood-engravings. [An "Extra Edition, with 12 platinotype plates, is advertised, but our copy is the ordinary edition, with text illustrations but not plates]. The essays are grouped as "Derbyshire Dales", "Derbyshire Hills", "Derbyshire Halls", Derbyshire Spas", "Railway Readings" ("Through the Peak on the Engine of the Express" and "Over the High Peak Railway"], and, finally, "Random Readings". The last section of over 50 pages is of advertisements by mostly Derbyshire firms. Loosely inserted is a print, minimally embrowned, cut out of a contemporary work, captioned "Winter-Time - Feeding the deer in Chatsworth Park", which has been professionally hand-coloured.
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Book number: IS00625
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Rare Derbyshire Buxton Bakewell Matlock Chatsworth Topography Local History Illustrated

 
DE BROSSES, CHARLES,
Traite de la Formation Mechanique
0. 1765. des langues et des principes physiques de l'etymologie. Two Volumes, Paris, 1765; lx, 489, iv, 533pp. with 9 plates or tables of characters [3 folding]; cont. mottled leather, spines richly gilt in compartments, contrasting labels, red edges; Volume I: front joint a little split but firm, corners very rubbed, spine label chipped with slight loss, interesting early ownership entries on front blank; Volume II: front joint partly split but firm, corners less worn, worming to head and tail of spine and to front board; both volumes internally clean and fresh. First edition.
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Book number: IS00480
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 171.5 US$ 193.66 | JP¥ 21415]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Rare French Linguistics Philosophy Psychology

 
BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT,
Sonnets.
0. 1901. London, R.Brimley Johnson, 1901; 16mo; [vi], 74 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's vellum, leather labels on spine and on front board, t.e.g.; boards soiled, with a burnmark on the front board and a small stain on the rear board, spine label bably chipped, with loss. This copy is No. 1 of the edition on Japanese vellum - with the title-page vignette, initials and numerals printed in red, and was originally presented to the Victorian artist George Frederick Watts, who is thanked by the publishers in a printed note on the first page "for his kindness in allowing them to reproduce his picture of "Love and Life" as frontispiece": the intricate pictorial bookplate of the artist, Watts, is mounted on the front paste-down.
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Book number: IS002061
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Keywords: Ianweb Bookplates Ex-Libris Association Copies Victorian Poetry Women's Literature Woman Writers G.F. Watts Antiquarian Rare

 
BURGER, G.A.,
Balladen
0. 1919. Munchen , Hans von Weber, 1919; [iv], 132 pp. with lithograph illustrations;by Franz Kolbrrand; publisher's paper-covered boards with title-piece; sometime rebacked with suitable blue-grey board, original printed title mounted; edges of boards worn with tiny hole in covering-paper, extreme outer edge of lower corners slightly bumped, one or two small spots; loosely inserted the separately-printed but simultaneously issued: Gottfried August Buerger. Nachwort zu seinen Balladen von Erich Ebstein. Muenchen 1920, Hans von Weber Verlag [30pp.]. 9th "Dreiangeldruck", printed in a limited edition, as is recorded in the colophon: "Dieses ist Nummer 32 der Vorzugausgabe". Signed by the artist, F.Kolbrand.
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Book number: IS002331
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.5 US$ 58.1 | JP¥ 6425]
Keywords: Ianweb Fine Rare Signed Copies Limited Editions German Illustrated Books Romanticism Expressionism

 
BURGER, G.A.,
Des Freiherrn Von Munchhausen
0. 1840. wunderbare Reisen und Abentheuer zu Wasser und zu Lande .. Neue Originalausgabe. Mit 16 Federzeichnungen von Hosemann. Goettingen & Berlin, 1840; c. 15 x 9.5 cm.; xxiv, 167pp. with 16 lithographic plates; later paper-covered boards, red morocco lettering-piece, original printed wrappers bound in; plates a little browned, slight spotting, slight offsetting to some plates. A now very scarce edition. Hosemann's lithographs must count among the wittiest and most winning of all the Muenchhausen illustrations. Wackermann I, 27; Brieger-Hobrecker 55.
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Book number: IS00654
GBP 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 211.25 US$ 238.85 | JP¥ 26412]
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Rare German Illustrated Romanticism Hosemann Raspe Muenchhausen Burger Buerger German Literature Children's Books Humour

 
BUSCH, WILHELM,
Max and Moritz.
. A Story in Seven Tricks. Munich: Braun & Schneider, London: A.N.Myers && Co. n.d. [c. 1870]; [iv], 53pp. printed on one side of every leaf, with two or three hand-coloured vignettes after the author on nearly every page, publisher's list printed on the endpapers; publisher's olive-green cloth, decorated and illustrated in black and gilt;THE INITIAL CONDITION WAS: splits to hinges with slight losses at head and tail of spine, rear board partly faded, inner joints split, stitching defective to first gathering, hence front endpaper and first four pages detached, page 8 detached and chipped at edges, THEN RE-BACKED AND THE OLD SPINE LAID DOWN. slight embrowning, owner's name - Dorothy E. Hart in top margin of title-page, lacking rear free endpaper. Rare edition in English of one of Germany's most famous and most successful children's books. Wilhelm Busch owed his immense and lasting success to his humour and illustrations. Apparently the first translation into English was by C.T.Brooks, and was published in Boston in 1871; the British Library's copy of the anonymous translation we are offering, published with Busch's original illustrations and colouring by his original publisher, is dated 1874, but our copy is undated. We think it is of the 1870s, or just possibly early 1880s. No edition in Osborne.
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CARPENTER, WILLIAM,
Political and Historical Essays,
0. 1831. comprising the Following Subjects: The Advantages of Parliamentary Reform. Natural and Civil Rights. Origin and Objects of Civil Government. Popular Remedies for Popular Evils. Advantages of Trade Unions. Progress and Influence of Knowledge. Emigration. Historical Sketch of Ireland. London, Published by William Carpenter in the King's Bench Prison; and sold by W.Srange, Paternoster Row, and all Booksellers, 1831; demy 12mo; nine penny Political Tracts [two on Ireland], mostly 12 pp. numbered 1 - 9 and bound together with the title-page as quoted; contemporary green cloth boards, spine and corners sometime neatly repaired with old black tape; loose in covers, tile-page and integral blank now detached Very rare. Each pamphlet bears the heading, beneath a [repeated] wood-engraved vignette, "Political Tracts", and the motto, "Every Man for Every Man - Himself Included". At the end of each is the imprint: "Printed and Published by William Carpenter, at the Office of the "Political Letters," 21 Paternoster Row".
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