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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
GBP 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 168.5 US$ 188.15 | JP¥ 20398]
Catalogue: Russian History
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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
GBP 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 215 US$ 240.05 | JP¥ 26025]
Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: Bibliophile First Editions Rare Bibliophile Masereel Belgium Wood Engraving Rare

 
DAHL, ROALD, RICHARD ADAMS, BRIAN ALDISS, ELIZABETH JENNINGS AND OTHERS
The Oxford Bibliophile Alnanac: . Original Correspondence and Contributions
. The original contributions and correspondence between the publisher Holdan Books and the contributors 1980/1981 for THE OXFORD BIBLIOPHILE ALNANAC: Included were stories by Oxford authors on a variety of subjects, articles on the theme of Oxford, and some poetry. All of these illustrated by Oxford artists. The book never appeared since practically none of the artists, who had promised to help, produced art work CONTRIBUTIONS : Richard Adams ( 1920 - 2016 ) A Sonnet Brian Aldiss ( 1925 - 2017 ) Back from Java - a short story Gillian Avery ( 1926 -2016 ) The Researcher's Craft: Designs and Implements. (from Research Concerning Nineteenth Century Children and Books (Monographs No. 17 ) Giles Barber ( 1930 - 2012 ) Oxford, Ossonio, Oxfort - Modern Languages printing at Oxford to 1800 ( promised but never submitted, instead he sent An introduction to the Housemaid ) Sir Basil Blackwell ( 1889 - 1984) May Morris - a lecture Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990 ) The Cow - a poem Eileen Davies ( 1926 - 2011 ) Oxford's Voluble Inglorious Milton: -George Smith Green, Watchmaker & Author J.P. Feather Books Without Walls: Development of the Oxfordshire Book Trade Dame Helen Gardner ( 1908 - 1986 ) Memories of Oxford Bookshops Elizabeth Jennings ( 1926 - 2001 ) A Weather Spell - a poem B.E. Juel-Jensen An Oxonian's view of Ethiopia, Travellers and Books David Low Sir Isaac Newton's Library and Chinnor Rectory Jan Morris ( 1926 -- ) In a Name Hugh Williamson An Oxford Family and its Firm:-Henry Alden, Publisher & Bookseller The full description of this collection+ images is on our webssite.
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Book number: F3235
GBP 950.00 [Appr.: EURO 1103.5 US$ 1232.68 | JP¥ 133643]
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DEMIDOFF, ANATOLE DE, 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 THSE 2 VOLUMES ONLY VIA BANK TRANSFER.
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Book number: F2901
GBP 9500.00 [Appr.: EURO 11033 US$ 12326.81 | JP¥ 1336426]
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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
GBP 195.00 [Appr.: EURO 226.5 US$ 253.02 | JP¥ 27432]
Catalogue: Oxford
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
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 87.25 US$ 97.32 | JP¥ 10551]
Catalogue: Oxford
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
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 75.5 US$ 84.34 | JP¥ 9144]
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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
GBP 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 10 US$ 11.03 | JP¥ 1196]
Catalogue: Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Signaturebook Limited Poetry Signed

 
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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Book number: F3223
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 145.25 US$ 162.19 | JP¥ 17585]
Keywords: Medieval German Rare Facsimile Leather

 
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$ 45.41 | JP¥ 4924]
Catalogue: Spanish
Keywords: Spain Spanish Literature Rare

 
GOETHE, J. W. ILLUSTRATED BY MAX PFEIFFER WATENPHUHL,
Goethes Buch Suleika Gefolgt Vom Schenkenbuch. Dem Westöstlischen Divan Entliehen Und Mit Vierzehn Auf Den Stein Gezeichneten Farblithographien Versehen Von Max Pfeiffer Watenphul
. No. 233 of 370 signed and hand-numbered copies. With 14 lithographs by Max Pfeiffer signed in the stone. Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Ars Librorum, Gotthard de Beauclair 1966. folio (410 mm. x 280 mm.) loose sheets held in publisher's orange vellum-backed linen cloth binding with spine lettered in gilt and one of the coloured lithographs pasted to the front board. In dark reddish brown quarter goat's leather slip case with gilt lettering on the spine. A dust jacket was not issued. A fine copy. Printed on "velin d'Arches" and uncut. Five of the 14 coloured lithographs are full-page. Signed in the colophon by Max Pfeiffer Watenphul and Gotthard de Beauclair. 37pp. + colophon. Typeface used is Dante-Antiqua. Ars Librorum print no. 14. The first book ilustrated by the German artist Max Pfeiffer Watenphul(1896-1976). Inserted are the special lge 8-vo leaflet the publisher issued for this book with three of the illustrations reproduced in a smaller size and the publisher's catalogue of editions with original graphics.( private press ).
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Book number: F2108SM
GBP 345.00 [Appr.: EURO 400.75 US$ 447.66 | JP¥ 48533]
Catalogue: Illustrated
Keywords: Rare Illustrated Signed Numbered Private Press Rarte

 
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$ 9.73 | JP¥ 1055]
Catalogue: Private Press
Keywords: Netherlands Dutch Bibliophile Rare Limited Private Press

 
GRILLPARZER, FRANZ,
Das Goldene Vliess.
0. Dramatisches Gedicht in drei Abtheilungen. Wien, Wallishausser, 1822; t.p. 302pp.; cont. half marbled calf, ornamental gilt rules to spine, orange-coloured lettering-piece, marbled boards, yellow edges; spine a little rubbed, slight abrasure to marbled paper of front board. A near-fine copy of the first edition.
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Book number: IS00997TRAVE
GBP 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 81.5 US$ 90.83 | JP¥ 9847]
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare German Literature Bindings Drama Austrian Literature

 
HAECKEL, ERNST:
Ursprung Und Entwicklung Thierischer Gewebe. Ein Histogenetischer Beitrag Zur Gastrea-Theorie.
. Separat-Abbruck [ = offprint ] aus der Jen. Ueitschrift für Naturwissenschaft, Bd. XVIII N.F. XI. Bd. - Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1884, 8°, [4]71 pp. no front cover. With a signed dedication by the author to Dr. Rudolf Buri dated Jena, 4.8.1894. First Edition! Ernst Heinrich Haeckel (1834-1919), prominent German biologist, zoologist, and philosopher. He studied medicine and natural philosophy at Würzburg, Berlin, and Vienna, and became professor of zoology, Jean (1865-1908). He is famous for his work on a number of scientific expeditions to Canary Islands (1866-67), Red Sea (1873), Ceylon (1881-82), Java (1900-01), among others. Haeckel was the first German advocate of organic evolution and early supporter of Darwin and evolution. Haeckel enunciated biogenetic law that in the development of the individual animal the stages in the evolutionary history of the postulating species are repeated, postulating as illustration a hypothetical ancestral form (gastraea) represented by the gastrula stage of the individual; first to draw up a genealogical tree relating the various animal orders. His works include Monographie der Radiolaren (1862), Generelle Morphologie der Organismen (1866), Naturliche Schopfungsgeschichte Anthropogenie order Entwicklungsgeschichte (1868), des Menschen (1874), Studien zur Gastraeatheorie (1877), Monismus als Band zwischen Religion und Wissenschaft (1892), and Weltratzel (1899). DIF DSB.
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Book number: F3126
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.75 US$ 45.41 | JP¥ 4924]
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Keywords: Medical History of Medicine Rare Biology

 
JUNCKER, CHRISTIAN. [1668 - 1714 ].
Das Guldene Und Silberne Ehren-Gedächtniß Des Theuren Gottes-Lehrers D. Martini Lutheri. In Welchem Dessen Leben, Tod, Familie Und Reliquien, Benebst Den Vornehmsten Geschichten Der Evangelischen Reformation, Wie Auch Der Evangelischen Jubel-Feyern,
1706. umständlich beschrieben, und auf eine sonderbar anmuthige Art, aus mehr als zwey hundert Medaillen oder Schau-Müntzen und Bildnissen von rarer Curiosität, mit auserlesenen Anmerkungen, erkläret werden. Durch Christian Juncker/Dresdensen, Hoch-Fürstlichen Sachsen-Hennebergischen gesamten Historiographum. Schleusingen, gedruckt von Georg Wilhelm Göbel, und zu finden in Franckfurt und Leipzig / Beij Johann Andreä Endters sel. Sohn und Erben, ANNO M DCC VI , [1706]. (195 x 120mm). [LVI] 562, [xii = Register] + 2 blank leaves. Complete with the double-page frontispiece and 8 full-page engraved plates of portraits, some of which folding, included in the pagination. Also a folding genealogical chart [not included in the pagination ] With 213 copper-engraved impressions of medals in the text. Decorative head- and tail-pieces and initials. Printed in Fraktur, Half-title, Title-page printed in red and black, In full contemporary vellum binding.title handwritten in ink on spine which also has a few remnants of a typed label. A very good and tight copy, a few mm. missing from top corner of f. e.p. and first blank . First enlarged German edition of the Latin edition. - Contains medals concerning Luther, Brenz, Bucer, Calvin, Melanchton, Menno Symons, Viret, Zwingli, Cromwell, Erasmus, Dürer, etc. see: Lipsius p. 204. Jackson 1432. / Mit 1 gestoch. Titel, 1 genealog. Tabelle, 8 ganzs. Portraitkupfern und ueber 200 Vignetten im Text. Frankfurt-Leipzig, Endter (Sohn u. Erben), 1706. 29 Bll. 562 S. 6 Bll. (Reg.). Prgt. mit hs. RSchild und hs. RTitel (etwas berieben und fleckig, Schild mit Fehlstellen). 300.-Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Schottenloher 10979. - Lipsius-L. 204. - Die Tafeln mit den Portraits I.uthers u. Katharina v. Bora. Die schonen Kupfer fein u. deutlich gestochen, die Miinzen von Juncker ausfuhrlich beschrieben. Mit der kompletten Suite der Portraits I.uthers und seiner Familie. Wichtiges, in dieser Vollstiindigkeit seltenes Quellenwerk tiir die Luther-Ikonographie. - Seiten teils etwas fleckig.
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Book number: F2603
GBP 24.50 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 US$ 31.79 | JP¥ 3447]
Catalogue: Theology
Keywords: Reformation Protestant Theology Religion Rare

 
KALASHNIKOV, ANATOLII( IVANOVICH, ( 1930-2007 )
Voi'na I Mir :
. Seriia Ksilografii Po Motivam Roman L?Va Tolstogo / R.I. Kalashnikova / War and Peace : A Suite of Wood Engravings Based on the Book By Leo Tolstoy By Anatolii I. Kalashnikov . Vvedenie W. E. Batlera / introduced by W. E. Butler. Society of Wood Engravers, 1991, 64pp. foliosized Signed limited edition of 300 copies printed by the Libanus Press. text set in Plantin, bound in red cloth by Smith Settle. Parallel English and Russian text. [ 0948021292 9780948021299 ] (ISBN: 0948021292) .
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Book number: F3225
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 98.75 US$ 110.29 | JP¥ 11957]
Catalogue: Private Press
Keywords: Russian Art Rare Private Press Engravings

 
KERGUELEN TREMAREC, YVES JOSEPH DE,
Relation D'un Voyage Dans la Mer Du Nord, Aux Cotes D'islande, Du Groenland,, de Ferro, de Schettland, Des Orcades & de Norwege; Faite En 1767 & 1768.
. 1771. Paris, 1771; 4to; viii, [iv], 220 pp. with 10 engraved plates [3 folding], and 8 maps [7 folding]; title printed in red and black with a fine engraved vignette, two further fine copper-egraved vignettes; AN UNCUT COPY IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S MOTTLED BLUE PAPER-COVERED BOARDS with a contemporary hand-written paper label on the spine; edges worn and rubbed, short marginal split to rear hinge at head of spine, very slight loss at base of spine, surface of boards expertly restored, very small damp-stain in extreme top margins of c.30 pages, minute worm-holes in inner margins of c. 12 pages and to last 20 pages, affecting a few letters. First edition. Internally a clean fresh copy overall, in the original boards. The famous plates are engraved after Eisen. This copy is complete with the sixth leaf of the prelims, printed on one side only ("Avis au Relieur" with list of maps and plates giving relevant pages). This leaf is frequently lacking, having then been discarded by the binder after use. see: Chadenat, n°607 ; Sabin, n°37617 ; Cox, II, 21.
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Book number: IS001040
GBP 1345.00 [Appr.: EURO 1562.25 US$ 1745.22 | JP¥ 189210]
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Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Travel French Maritime Naval History Rare Travel and Exploration Illustrated Scotland Scandinavia Greenland Iceland Orkney Lapps

 
INCUNABLE LEAF
Post Incunable Leaf in Old Dutch (Middel Nederlands Or Diets)
. Early 15th century . Taken from Ludolphus of Saxonia: Vita Christi. Ludolph of Saxony (c. 1300 - 1378), also known as Ludolphus de Saxonia and Ludolph the Carthusian, was a German Roman Catholic theologian of the fourteenth century. Ludolph is one of the many writers to whom the authorship of "The Imitation of Christ" has been assigned.
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Book number: F1805
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MALORY , SIR THOMAS ILLUSTRATED BY AUBREY BEARDSLEY
Le Morte D'arthur
Dent. Ill.: Beardsley. J. M. Dent & Co. Ltd. 1988 , a very fine and complete copy with the slip-case. ; IV, 538 p. [26] leaves of plates : ill. ; 31 cm. This edition is a fine facsimile of the fourth edition. weight 4 KG. ISBN 10: 0460078453 / ISBN 13: 9780460078450 [ heavy volume, ask for postal quote first ]. (ISBN: 0460078453) .
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Book number: F3216
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 75.5 US$ 84.34 | JP¥ 9144]
Keywords: Arthurian Illustated Rare 0460078453

 
MILNE, A.A.
When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; the House at Pooh Corner
Methuen. London, Methuen & Co., 1924-1928. 4 volumes, sm-octavo. Bound in recent full morocco, in their respective original published colours, with gilt titles, the original Sheppard illustrations on the front boards embossed in gilt, gilt decoration and raised bands on spines, gilt rules to fronts and insides of the boards, 2 of the volumes have the original endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in a blue cloth covered protective slipcase. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard First Impressions, with the exception, as so often, of When We Were Very Young which is the 2nd editon December 1924 Ask for a more detailed description of this beautiful set..
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Book number: F1701
GBP 950.00 [Appr.: EURO 1103.5 US$ 1232.68 | JP¥ 133643]
Catalogue: Leather
Keywords: Rare Fine Weblists Weblists-2 Children's

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

 
WHITTINGTON PRESS JOHN RANDLE
Whittington Press, Andoversford, a Collection of Books, Their Catalogues and Other Ephemera
. Full details on our website or ask for a list. this small collection includes some very rare posters like Hellmuth Weissenborn's signed liniocut for John Clare's a cottage evening, only 35 copies printed by the press.
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Book number: F3252
GBP 950.00 [Appr.: EURO 1103.5 US$ 1232.68 | JP¥ 133643]
Catalogue: Private Press
Keywords: Private Press Bibliophile Printing

 
THE SOUTH AFRICAN PHOTO-PUBLISHING COMPANY, CAPE TOWN
Photographs of South Africa, Comprising Representative Views of Its Cities, Streets, Churches, Parliament Houses, Public Buildings, Statues, Memorials, Houses
. Huts, Lighthouses, Harbours; its Diamond Mindes, Goldmines, Railways, Ships, Farms, Plantations; its Scenery, Rivers, Mountains, Karoo, Tropical Vegetation, Waterfalls, Social Life, Scenes on the " Veld," Natives, Besides a large number of Instantaneous Photographs shewing the everyday life of the People in the various States. Collected from Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Basutoland, Zululand, Swaziland Delagoa Bay, etc. The largest and most perfect Collection of Photographs of South Africa ever published. Each picture carefully and accurately described. With 100 plates with descriptive letter press; Cape Town, The South African Photo-Publishing Company , 1894, Sold by subscription only. Landscape format measuring 275 x 210 mm. the b/w photographs in yellow borders, printed single-sided with the explanations on separately inserted pages opposite. The photographers include J. Gribble, Fripp, Caney. Original full brown leather, the title gilt-embossed on the upper board (padded) This front also has the initials E.R. gilt embossed in the bottom right corner; spine with raised bands in gilt, all edges gilt; dedication in ink dated Oct. 1895 on blank page preceding half title, Binding with rubbed corners and spine edges and top and bottom, but all in all a fine copy, rare in this state.
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Book number: F2391
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 52.5 US$ 58.39 | JP¥ 6330]
Catalogue: South Africa
Keywords: South Africa Photography Photographs Zululand

 
GAIUS SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS;
Le Vite de' Dodici Cesari Di Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo ; Tradotte in Volgar Fiorentino Da F. Paolo Del Rosso Cavalier Gerosolimitano. Nuova Edizione
. con le vere effigie de' Cesari ed altre illustrazioni dichiarate nella lettera dell'editore a' lettori. In Venezia appresso Francesco Piacentini. MDCCXXXVIII [1738], XIX, [1], 377, [3]pp.: Title page in black and red, with engraved title vignette. With added engraved title page in pictorial frame, with same motto as title vignette and title: "Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo Le vite de' dodici Cesari".Signed by J [ohn ] B[aptist] Jackson, 1738. With medallion portraits also by Jackson, tail-pieces, initials. With a dedication by F[rancesco] Priscianese, Vita di Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo" On pp. 367 - 369: "Nuova traduzione della giunta fatta a Suetonio da Giovanni Ludovico Vives. This work was originally published in Rome in 1544. Paolo Del Rosso, d. 1569. OCLC Number: 39805559/ 797830889. Signature in ink on reverse of title. Some slight browning to corners and inner margins of initial and rear few pages and very occasionally in the margins. In a dark brown new quarter morocco binding, spine with 5 raised bands and red title label, cloth covered boards, new end papers . John Baptist Jackson (1701-1754) trained as a wood engraver before traveling to Paris and, finally, to Venice where he became proficient in the chiaroscuro woodcut technique printed in several colours. He is noted chiefly for his major work comprising 24 chiaroscuro woodcuts after paintings by Venetian masters made from 1739 to 1743 and published in Venice in a bound volume in 1745, now considered one of the greatest examples of 18th-century print-making. When Jackson returned to London in 1745 he stopped producing his woodcuts and instead began to work in textile and wallpaper patterning. These efforts did not succeed and he issued a book in 1754 entitled An Essay on the Invention of Engraving and Printing in Chiaro Oscuro, but did not produce any further work .
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Book number: F2587
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 75.5 US$ 84.34 | JP¥ 9144]
Keywords: Classical Antiquity Rare Sellwood

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