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THOMSEN, VILHELM,
The Relations between Ancient Russia
0. 1877. and Scandinavia, and the Origin of the Russian State. Three Lectures delivered at the Taylor Institution, Oxford, in May, 1876 .. Oxford and London, 1877; viii, 150, [ii blank], 16pp. publisher's list; publisher's cloth boards, dec. in black; lacking spine, cont. ownership entry "W.R Morfill" [?] and "to F.A. Dale" on half-title. Rare.
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THOMSON, THOMAS,
An Attempt to Establish
0. 1825. the First Principles of Chemistry by Experiment. Volume I [only, of two]. London, 1825; iii - xxiv, 478 pp.; contemporary half calf, spine very worn, hinges split but sewing firm; a two or three contemporary pencil marginalia in the earlier pages. Volume One only, of two. Lacking the half-title.
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THOMSON, JAMES
The Seasons
. W. Suttaby, Stationers Court. 1808. Frontis & Illustrated title page. On the front board the year 1807 is printed. Includes, The Life of Thomson. XIV, [3], 18-168 pages. Interior remains tight and complete. No backstrip. size: 80 x 149 mm. in the original brown paper covered printed boards (corners bumped )
¶ James Thomson (11 September 1700 - 27 August 1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright, known for his masterpiece The Seasons and the lyrics of Rule, Britannia!. He wrote Spring in 1728 and finally Autumn in 1730, when the set of four was published together as The Seasons. During this period he also wrote other poems, such as to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton, and his first play, The Tragedy of Sophonisba (1729). The latter is best known today for its mention in Samuel Johnson's Lives of the English Poets, where Johnson records that one 'feeble' line of the poem - "O, Sophonisba, Sophonisba, O!" was parodied by the wags of the theatre as, "O, Jemmy Thomson, Jemmy Thomson, O!".
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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.
The Hobbit Or There and Back Again
. Illustrated in full colours by Alan Lee. The edition specially published for Dealerfield Ltd. in 2000 by Harper Collins, 293pp. Text very sl darkened at the edges o/w a fine copy in fine jacket, the printing on the spine of the dust wrapper of this edition is different and there is a difference in colours . small rectangular mark left on front jacket where price label was taken off.
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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.
Hobbit Albo Tam I Z Powrotem. ,
. Ilustracje Alan Lee. wydanie poprawione, uzupelnione kolorowymi i czarno-bialymi ilustracjami. Przejlad Paulina Braiter. Amber,2000, 208pp. fine hardback in dust jacket which is slightly creased at the top. the Polish edition of the Hobbit or there and back again.
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TOLKIEN J R R
The Hobbit Or There and Back Again
. Allen & Unwin, 1976, the De Luxe edition with colour illustration by Tolkien (with colour added by H.E. Riddett ) see Hammond & Anderson A3o (page 51) Black cloth over boards, with Smaug design stamped in red, silver and gold to front board in gilt, silver , and red. In the original black paper box with label to the front . Maps in red and black to both endpapers and 13 colour plates. Published on 2 September 1976, number of copies unknown. A very fine copy, only the label on the front of the box is a bit dusty/ soiled. the original sl. frayed tissue wrapper still present and complete.
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TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,
The Hobbit Or There and Back Again
. One of the Folio Society's hand numbered limited edition of 1750 copies. Quarter-bound in Moroccan goatskin leather, with sides of hand-woven pure Indian silk. Illustrations drawn by Eric Fraser from original designs by Ingahild Grathmer (pseud. of the Queen of Denmark). Gilded top edges, with ribbon markers. Calligraphy on spines and slipcase by John Andrew. Slipcase bound in full Moroccan goatskin leather, with scalloped edges. (2002 ) Illustrated by Francis Mosley, printed at the Bath Press, 245 pages. An immaculate copy.
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TOLKIEN, J R R
The Lord of the Rings
. Harper Collins Publishers, 3rd printing of the 1997 Deluxe Limited Edition, printed in 2000, Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Black Cloth boards and printed on India Paper. All Page Edges Gilded. with the large Tolkien Monogram gilt stamped on front boards. Housed in original publishers black cloth slipcase with the monogram design gilt stamped to the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. All edges gilded. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and The History of Middle Earth Series. A very fine copy of the Limited Deluxe edition in unread condition. Top corners of the first 30 pages or so have a tiny crease, hardly noticeable.
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TOTTENHAM, GEORGE L.,
Charlie Villars at Cambridge.
0. 1868. In Two Volumes. London, 1868; viii, 316, 348, [16pp. publisher's catalogue]; publisher's reddish-brown boards, dark blue-green endpapers; bindings rubbed, spines somewhat fingered, head and tailbands rubbed and partly missing, title pages slightly foxed; Volume I: splits in joints, and a horizontal split, without further loss, in spine, corners worn, stitching loose, inner hinges split; Volume II: head and tailbands as described, inner hinges split, but corners less worn and generally firm. First Edition. A rare novel of life - largely undergaraduate life - at Cambridge in the 1860s.
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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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TREVELYAN, HERBERT,,
Snatches from Oblivion. ,
0. 1827. Being the Remains of the Late Herbert Trevelyan Esq. edited by Piers Shafton Gent. London, Hurst, Chance & Co. 1827. xviii, 256pp. with engraved title-page and six plates; contemporary chocolate-coloured diced calf, spine richly gilt, gilt border to boards ("Wilson. 88 Royal Exchange"); the etched plates spotted and embrowned, one gathering (F5/pp. 105-108) detached but present; The "Introductory Sketch" has been misbound before the "Advertisement" and "List of Contents". A very rare collection of poems, stories, and sketches. We assume Plate I is the engraved title-page; Plate V is bound at the beginning as frontispiece. In checking the dates of the the artist, Robert Seymour, (1798-1836 ) we found that this work is attributed in Thieme/Becker's Lexicon of Artists to "Beck"; certainly the author's and ediitor's names appear to be a smokescreen. The binder's ticket on the front pastedown read "Wilson. 88 Royal Exchange. London. Books Maps &c. for exportation". Ramsden, "London Bookbinders" (1956) lists this [John] Wilson at page 151, taking Willson's second business address, from London Directories. In several ways a very rare book.
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VALENTINE, THOMAS (1586-1665), AND HENRY PARSLEY
A Sermon Preached to the Honorable House of Commons; at Their Late Solemne Fast, December, 28.
. Wherein is described 1. The church her patience: 2. Her hope. In the exercise of both which graces, she is enabled to waite upon God in the way of his judgements: in which divers cases are propounded and resolved. That the soul sick of love, doth with more difficulty endure the absence of Christ, then the present evils of this world. By Thomas Valentine, Rector of Chalfont in Buckinghamshire. Published by order of that House London : printed for Samuel Man, dwelling at the Swan in S. Pauls Chureh-yard [sic], 1643. [2], 50pp. ; AND Tvvo sermons preached: one before the Right Honorable House of Lords, on their publick fast, May 26. 1647. The other, before the Honorable House of Commons, on their publick fast, in Margarets Church in Westminster, Septemb. 29. 1647. By Thomas Valentine one of the Assembly of Divines, and minister in Chalfort in the county of Bucks London : Printed by M S. for John Rothwell at the Sun and Fountain in Pauls Church-yard, 1647. [2], 22pp. ; AND Christs counsell to poore and naked soules : that they might bee well furnished with pure gold, and richly clad with white raiment : delivered in a sermon before the honourable House of Commons at their publique fast, in Margarets church in Westminster, Septemb. 29, 1647 / by Thomas Valentine . London : Printed for Iohn Rothwell .at the sun and Fountaine in Pauls Church-yard, 1647. [4], 22 p. AND A sermon preached at the funeral of Mr. Tho. Whitchurch . October the 15th. 1691. at Chalfont St. Peter's. By Henry Parsley, A.M. rector of Hodgerley, in the county of Bucks London : printed by W. and J. Wilde, for G. Conyers in Little-Britain, 1692. [4], London : printed by W. and J. Wilde, for G. Conyers in Little-Britain, 1692. [4], 28 p. With initial imprimatur leaf signed: Ra. Barker.; and dated: Augusti 11 mo. 1692. [see: Wing (2nd ed.) P559C ] Texts browned, discoloured, top right hand corner of the 2nd sermon missing, partly affecting the S at the end of the tile Sermons,2 small holes bottom pp 1/2 and of this same sermon bottom corner of pp 7/8 missing, sl. aff. the text . Bound together in various sizes in quarter leather and marbled paper covered boards, gilt title on the spine reads:Sermons by Valentine & Parsley of Chalfont 1643-92[DR1].
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VILLON, FRANCOIS,
Le Débat Du Cueur Et Du Corps de Villon En Forme de Ballade. The Dispute of the Heart and Body of François Villon
. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With lino cuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. One of the 8 copies bound in quarter calf leather printed on antique medium laid paper with an extra copy of the frontispiece signed by the artist on Natsume paper bound in.( private press ).
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VILLON, FRANCOIS,
Le Débat Du Cueur Et Du Corps de Villon En Forme de Ballade. The Dispute of the Heart and Body of François Villon
. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With linocuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. Printed in red and black. One of the 26 copies marked A - Z.( private press ).
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VIVAR, JERONIMO DE(B.1524/1525)
Cronica Y Relacion Copiosa Y Verdadera de Los Reynos de Chile.
. [Manuscript attributed to Juan de Cardenas y Criada, secretary of General Pedro de Valdivia]. Facsimile reproduction of original 18th century manuscript in the Newberry Library,Chicago, with a modern transcription by Irving Albert Leonard and Guillermo Feliu Cruz. Vol. 2 [all published]. SANTIAGO DE CHILE : Fondo Historico y Bibliografico Jose Toribio Medina, 1966, Facsimile with the transcription on facing pages. Folio; 4 p. l. 232pp. {original texts and the transcription pages have the same page numbers ). 16 b/w plates lettered A-P, 2 colour plates 39cm. 1 v. ill. : coat of arms, facsims. maps, col. plates, ports. wrappers. Una de las primeras crónicas que se escribieron sobre la conquista de Chile fue la de un soldado desconocido llamado Gerónimo de Vivar, que según el historiador Diego Barros Arana habría sido un seudónimo de Juan de Cardeña. Lo cierto es que acompañó a Valdivia en su expedición a Chile, redactando una detallada crónica sobre la misma y los primeros quince años de la Conquista. Sin embargo, y a pesar de ser citada por varios cronistas posteriores como el sacerdote jesuita Diego de Rosales, la Crónica y relación copiosa y verdadera de los reinos de Chile, terminada en 1558, sólo fue encontrada a mediados del siglo XX, siendo publicada por el Fondo Histórico y Bibliográfico José Toribio Medina en 1966 en una edición facsimilar paleografiada. Presentamos a continuación dicha edición. Temas relacionados: La familia mapuche (1536-1900) La cultura del vino en Chile Cronistas del siglo XVI Inés de Suárez (1507-1580) La Guerra de Arauco (1550-1656) Pedro de ldivia (ca. 1500-1553) La infancia en el período colonial Concepción colonial Transformación urbana en el Chile colonial (1541-1810) OCLC 29144270; 1469818. [ Chile Latin America South America History ] .HEAVY LARGE FOLIO SIZED VOLUME, cheap, but postage abroad substantial, ABE's rates not valid. example: to the Americas cost of postage would be GBP 29.85.
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VOLZ, DR. ADOLPH
Die Durch Kothsteine Bedingte Durchbohrung Des Wurmfortsatzes, Die Verkannte Ursache Einer Gefährlichen Peritonitis Und Deren Behandlung Mit Opium
Mueller. Müller'schen Hofbuchhandlung, Carlsruhe, 1846; [4] + 123pp; one plate; bound in half morooco with raised bands dec. in gilt, (endpapers of later date); leather corners missing, min.wear to other extremities, fr. pastedown sl.chafed, t.p. sl.browned, hint of foxing, otherwise good.[DR-1].
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WALCH, J.G.
Einleitung in Die Philosophie. 2 Volumes.
. Einleitung in die Philosophie or Introduction to Philosophy was intended by Walch to be a companion to the earlier Lexicon, as the full title suggests: Introduction to Philosophy, Which Explains All Its Parts, Indicates their Proper Connections, and Gives an Account of the Origin and History of Each Discipline, Especially for Use with the Philosophical Lexicon. Divided into three parts, the Einleitung contains extensive historical introductions to philosophical disciplines throughout the ages. The first part examines the "Character of Philosophical Cognition". The second deals with the "Disciplines" of philosophy, namely logic, metaphysics, natural philosophy, ethics, doctrine of virtue, philosophy of law, and political philosophy, and the third concerns "Philosophical Secrets" or the teaching on the mind (Geist) or souls. Much of Walch's philosophy is reminscent of Kant and some philosophers have argued that he should be counted as one of Kant's predecessors. This reprint will provide academics with important evidence to analyse this issue and the opportunity to fully understand the relationship between the two strands of the German Enlightenment, initiated by its two "founders", Christian Thomasius and Christian Wolff. First published in 1727, this reprint is of the rare third improved edition (1738) which contains an extensive index. Now reprinted in two volumes, with an introduction by Manfred Kuehn, this valuable work provides a succinct and systematic account of philosophy. 2001, 818pp. Fine hardback set. No dustwrapper as issued. Mint condition still shrink-wrapped.
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WAUGH, EVELYN, .
Labels.
0. 1930. A Mediterranenan Journal. London, Duckworth, 1930; 206 pp, [ + 1blank leaf ], with frontispiece from a drawing by the author, double-page route map, sketch map on one page of text, and three plates; publisher's blue cloth, illustrated dust-wrapper designed by Henry Lamb; ligh fading along top and bottom edges of boards and spine, a few tiny spots om rear endpapers; dust-wrapper price-clipped, a little darkened, minimally spotted, and a little rubbed at extremities, and chipped with loss at head of its spine, the loss extending to a maximum of about one inch from the top down one side of the spine and otherwise much smaller, losing half the letter "h" at the end of "Waugh";. A very good copy of the first impression of the first edition of a book extremely hard to find in fine condition or with a good dust-wrapper. The fading at the top of the spine corresponds to the obviously old chip in the dust-wrapper, which has since been protected with (unattached) transparent film and an (unattached) backing of old nearly-matching cream-coloured paper. Neither the film nor the backing paper are in any way attached to the wrapper or the book. A very desirable copy.
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Book number: IS002235
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 571 US$ 668.34 | JP¥ 73176]
Keywords: Ianweb Moder English Literature Mediterranean Travel Books Middle East Middle Eastern Travel Rare Modern First Editions Henry Lamb

 
WEBER, J.C.,
Die Alpenpflanzen
0. Deutschlands und der Schweiz in colorierten Abbildungen nach der Natur und in natuerlicher Groesse mit einem erlaeuterndem Text. III. Band. Muenchen, Christian Kaiser, n.d. [c. 1860]; c. 12 x 8.8.cm.; 12, 8 pp. with 108 hand-coloured plates of Alpine flowers in their actual size; publisher's green bevelled fine-grained cloth, front board gilt to an Alpine-floral design, spine ornamented in gilt; neat contemporary signature - "Ellen E. Swale 1861" - on front free endpaper, plates 67 and 68 detached and both a little discoloured and worn in extreme margins. A very good copy of this single volume of a series of four volumes in all, with delicately and meticulously hand-coloured lithographs. Now scarce.
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Book number: IS00636
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WERNER , Z (BUT NOT MENTIOPNED) [ FRIEDRICH LUDWIG ZACHARIAS WERNER ]
Martin Luther Oder Die Weihe Der Kraft. Eine Tragödie Vom Verfasser Der Söhne Des Thales
. Berlin, bei Johann Daniel Sander, 1807, XXI, (5), 381pp. Engraved frontispiece shows Luther with his wife, subtitled "Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott" + 5 further engraved plates in the text, folding plate at the end. This is a musical score of " Theresens Sehnsucht" by Bernhard Anselm Weber. Paper covered boards with green linen spine (one edge worn, linen corners, one corner worn. First edition of the first Luther drama in German literature. Werner disclaimed this work after becoming a Roman Catholic with "Die Weihe der Unkraft" It became his largest success however and was performed for the first time in Berlin in 1806. It also causes controversies . At the request of Wilhelm II and also caused by criticism in the Spenerschen Zeitung" the play was stopped after 15 Performances. E. T. A. Hoffmann was friends with Werner in his youth and later in Warsaw. - - see: Goedeke VI, 94, 4; Voerster, Hoffmann-Forschungen S. 102f. Wilpert-G.7. Slg. Borst 1064. Houben, Verbotene Literatur II, 571-599.
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WEYL, HERMANN,
Was Ist Materie?
0. 1924. Zwei Aufsatze zur Naturphilosophie. Mit 7 Abbildungen. Berlin, Julius Springer, 1924; 88pp.; publisher's printed wrappers; tiny chip of about 1cm. missing at foot of spine. First edition.
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WILKES, WETENHALL,
A Letter of Genteel and Moral Advice
0. 1766. to a Young Lady: being a System of RULES and INFORMATIONS; digested into a new and familiar Method to qualify the FAIR SEX to be useful, and happy in every Scene of Life. The EIGHTH EDITION, carefully Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged by the AUTHOR. London, Printed for L.Hawes, C.Clarke, and R.Collins in Pater-Noster Row, 1766; [viii], 223pp. with engraved frontisp. (by Isaac Taylor); contemp. calf, raised bands with simple gilt rule and black leather lettering-piece, simple gilt rule to boards; top strip cut from half-title, about 40 pages lightly stained in the middle from flowers being pressed there - not preventing legibility, small hole in p.45/46 with loss of two letters. Scarce. The choice of this small book to press flowers in suggests it may have been the only book permitted in a young owner's pocket or bag on some afternoon's excursion centuries ago - or else that the content of the book was felt by her to be far heavier than its physical weight. Judging from its several editions Wilkes' views on female education and the role of women were widely circulated, but copies of his book are rare.
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Book number: IS00499
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Women's Studies Feminism Religion Eighteenth Century 18th Century Antiquarian Rare Education Juvenile Children's

 
WILSON. T (SAMUEL CLARK),
The Little Marine Botanist;
0. or, Guide to the Collecting and Arranging of Sea-Weed. WITH:The Little Conchologist; an Introduction to the Classification of Shells. WITH: The Little Geologist or First Book of Geology. AND: The Little Mineralogist or First Book of Mineralogy. FOUR Volumes bound in one; approx. 9 cm x 6.5 cm.; 74, [vi], 70, 70, 72 pp. with 16 plates, (7 coloured or partly coloured, by hand); .contemporary half purple calf, red leather settering-piece; rebacked at an early stage, old spine and old lettering-piece mounted, spine dull, corners worn and scuffed; the binder has discarded the half-title to the second work. The author, Samuel Clarke (1810-1875), wrote a number of educational books for children, including also "The Little Entomologist", often using the pseudonym "the Rev. T. Wilson" and also as "Reuben Ramble" and as one of the many "Peter Parleys". These four works are all rare, although "The Little Conchologist" is listed at p.198 of the first volume of the Osborne Collection catalogue, and dated [1837]. The little boks we are offering here must have been a great encouragement to take up natural history, with their small, squarish format and the really charming plates, with several illustrations on each and some very delicate, and accurate hand-colouring. "The Little Marine Botanist" is printed on pink paper. The first and last of the works here bear the name Mary Alice Vallance on the title-page, the last giving her home as Brighton, and the first also bearing the name Mr G.A.Vallance. Despite the small format, one plate (uncolouredshows a pterodactyl, a palaeotherium, an iguanodon and other earlier forms of life. while others show fossils, sea-weed, rocks and shells, and one is a hand-coloured geological map of England and Wales.
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Book number: IS002361
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 571 US$ 668.34 | JP¥ 73176]
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Keywords: Ianweb Early Children's Books Victorian Children's Books Natural History Education Science Vallance Brighton Sea-Weed Shells Fossils

 
WIND, EDGAR,
Das Experiment
0. 1934. und die Metaphysik. Zur Aufloesung der kosmologischen Antinomien. [Beitraege zur Philosophie und ihrer Geschichte]. Tuebingen, 1934; xii, 120 pp.; publisher's printed wrappers. A fine copy of this first printing of Wind's "Habilitationsschrift", submitted at Hamburg University in 1929, but subject to delays in printing.
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Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Ianweb German Philosophy History of Science Warburg Institute Metaphysics Rare

 
WITTE, E. DE,
Description Des Antiquites
0. 1836. et objets d'Art qui composent le Cabinet de Feu M, le Chevalier E. Durand. Paris, Firmin Didot freres, Fevrier, 1836; [iv], iv, 544, [ii]pp. with 104 figures on five plates; contemporary coffee-coloured calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, black leather lettering-piece, richly marbled endpapers and edges; light split along part of rear hinge, but binding firm. A very good copy in a strong but attractive contemporary binding of this rare and important descriptive catalogue. The largest section, comprising 1473 items, is of painted vases, mostly Greek, some described in great detail. There are a few neat marginal ink annotations of prices realised, and two very small, but delightful book-plates on the front paste-down, one in red morocco showing an owl and the Greek letters alpha and omega, the other, printed on paper and still miniature, with the name Beguin.
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Book number: IS002289
GBP 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 314.25 US$ 367.59 | JP¥ 40247]
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