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CLELAND, JOHN
Specimen of an Etimological Vocabulary, Or, Essay, By Means of the Analitic Method,
Davis. to Retrieve the Antient CELTIC. By the author of a pamphlet entitled, The WAY to THINGS by WORDS, and to WORDS by THINGS. London, printed for L.Davis and C.Reymers, in Holbourn, Printers to the Royal Society. MDCCLXVIII (1768) xvi, 231 [1] (the last page being the conditions of subscription to this work received by the author and the printers. First edition, 8vo, modern half brown calf ; Previous owner's signature in ink on top of title page and the name of Cleland also added in ink: in centre of title page. Cleland is better known as the author of Fanny Hill or the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1750), a work "so licentious that Cleland was summoned before the privy council where he pleaded his poverty as an excuse" (DNB). He turned his attention to the study of the English language and wrote at least two books on philol ogical subjects. "How ill Cleland was equipped for philological studies may be gathered from the spelling of a pamphlet issued by him in 1787: Specimen of an etimological vocabulary." Lowndes, howeve r, calls it "an esteemed work." Alston V, 363 and 364; Vancil, p. 52. Price [see Lowndes I,477; Halkett-Laing,V,339 ] title page very sl. browned, otherwise near fine copy of this rare book.
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Book number: F0087
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Catalogue: Linguistics
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CLEMENT-JANIN,
Catalogue Generale
0. 1913. de l'oeuvre d'Edouard Pelletan. Avec un portrait dessine et par P.E.Vibert et deux prefaces, dont une inedite; Paris, Editions d'Art Edouard Pelletan, 1913; [viii], [ii], xxii, 153 pp. with portrait; publisher's printed wrappers; hinges worn, spine and wrappers chipped, with loss at edges, wrappers slightly spotted or marked,contents browned, a few corners slightly turned..
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Book number: IS002033
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare French Literature French Bibliophily Publishing History Printing History Reference Bibliography Fine Printing

 
CLERK, THOMAS,
The Works of William Hogarth
0. 1821. (Including "The Analysis of Beauty"), elucidated by Descriptions Critical, Moral, and Historical .. to which is prefixed Some Account of his Life. Two volumes, London, R.Scholey, 1821; vi, [vi], 203, [iv], 96pp. + " The Analysis of Beauty" with unnumbered pages, with title-page vignettes and 86 plates; nineteenth-century half deep blue morocco over blue marbled boards, blue marbled endpapers, rebacked with matching buckram; slight rubbing to extremities of the boards and one or two small chips, marginal loss to Plate IX, but a well-bound set, professionally repaired, the contents clean. One of several handbooks to the engraved versions of Hogarth's paintings which appeared after his lifetime. Plates 54 and 55 have not been bound in, and the letterpress for "Before and After" implies they may have been deliberately omitted; there is no plate 84, but this is probably not called for, as the letterpress at this point directs the reader to the title-page vignette for the illustration; the numeration of the plates is eccentric, with plates one would expect in the first volume bound [correctly] in the second, but the plates are otherwise complete. The pages of "The Analysis of Beauty" are unnumbered, but page numbers are given in the margins of the text. apparently referring to the pagination of the first edition.This is a very interesting association copy. The front paste-down of each volume bears a decorative bookplate by Provost Blondel (Paris) of a flowery wreath with interwined initials we have not deciphered and the motto "Jamais Cesder". Inscriptions on the bookplates show that the book once belonged to the English author W.Somerset Maugham, and that he gave it as a present to the American writer Glenway Wescott. Wescott, a friend of Katherine Anne Porter and Thornton Wilder as well as of Maugham, was a widely read and admired novelist in the first half of the twentieth century, and lived in Paris for much of his life. He presented this set to the art historian Edgar Wind, who had fled Germany and had posts in the United States in the 1940s (he later became the first Professor of the History of Art at Oxford.) The inscriptions, all written in ink in the margins of the ex-libris, read: "Edgar Wind ex dono Glenway Wescott ex dono W.Somerset Maugham" and "with G.W.'s affection to E.W. - and thanks for his analyses of the spring of 1942 -".
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Book number: IS002217
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 168 US$ 191.58 | JP„ 21238]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Association Copies Ex-Libris Signatures Hogarth Art History Eighteenth Century Satire Antiquarian Rare 18th Century Illustrated Books Bookplates Glenway Wescott Edgar Wind W. Somerset Maugham American Literature

 
QUEEN'S COLLEGE -
Queen's College
. Oxford, 1814; 26pp; folio; one fine Ackerman colour plate of Queen's College Chapel; binder's blue cloth; extremities sl. rubbed, interior in very good condition. From Ackerman's History of the University, & colleges.
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Book number: 031615
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DE COSTER, CHARLES,
Die Geschichte Von Ulenspiegel Und Lamme Goedzak Und Ihren HeldenmäßIgen N 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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COWPER, WILLIAM,
The Diverting History of John Gilpin
0. 1828. showing how he went farther than he intended, and came safe home again. With six illustrations by George Cruikshank, engraved on wood by Thompson, Branston, Wright, Slader, and White. London, Charles Tilt, 1828; 16mo; 20, [iv] pp. with 6 plates; publisher's buff printed wrappers; spine and corners of wrappers worn, showing original blue paper underneath, the thread that runs along the outer side of the spine loose, a few light finger-marks or spots; early gift inscription to an E.M.Pickering. A good copy of the first edition of this celebrated ephemeris - reprinting Cowper's popular poem with new illustrations by Cruikshank.
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Book number: IS00685
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 56 US$ 63.86 | JP„ 7079]
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Keywords: Ianweb Ianantiquarian Rare Poetry ;Iterature Illustrated Humour Chapbooks Cruikshank

 
CRUIKSHANK , GEORGE (ILLUSTRATOR)
The Comic Almanac.
0. An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest. A COMPLETE SET, comprising 19 volumes, all first editions, and in the ORIGINAL WRAPPERS or original flexible cloth, London, Tilt & Bogue [later David Bogue], 1835 - 1853. Over the 19 years of its publication, the Comic Almanac, enjoyed various editors, including the pseudonymous "Rigdum Funnidos", Henry Mayhew, and Robert B. Brough, and experienced a reduction in format from octavo to duodecimo in the years 1848 and 1849. The stiff paper wrappers with designs by Cruikshank finally gave way in 1850 to stiff gilt-decorated cloth-covered wrappers. What never changed was the inclusion of twelve etched plates by George Cruikshank in each issue, as well as black-and-white illustrations in the text by various hands. Larger folding frontispieces, also by Cruikshank, etched and finely coloured by hand, were added from the year 1850. The etchings for "The Comic Almanac" reflect his close observation of Victorian society and those for the earlier issues are considered some of his best work. The spines of the first seven volumes are worn, with a little loss, particularly at head and foot, though the lettering is largely present; the rear wrapper of the 1840 volume is loose; the next six volumes have been very neatly, professionally rebacked using old material, either paper or fine-grained cloth, and match the plain spines of the last volumes' original cloth. There are two or three contemporary ownership entries, and a few pencil entries for 1843. The contents are in good condition, though there is slight spotting and browning to the edges of the plates from 1843 to 1847. It is very rarely that a complete series in the original ephemeral bindings is offered.
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Book number: IS001029
GBP 1400.00 [Appr.: EURO 1567.5 US$ 1788.05 | JP„ 198222]
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Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Humour Caricature George Cruikshank Victorian Literature Illustrated Books Satire Social History Ephemera Henry Mayhew Rigdum Funnidos Almanacs

 
DALZIELL [ED.],
A Round of Days
0. 1866. Described in Original Poems by some of Our Most Celebrated Poets and in Pictures by Eminent Artists engraved by the Brothers Dalziell. London, George Routledge and Sons, 1866; 4to; [xii], 93 numbered leaves, printed on rectos only, with wood-engraved illustrations on nearly every leaf, [ii]pp.; publisher's richly-decorated cloth, spine gilt to an Arabesque design, boards richly gilt with red and blue paper onlays, a.e.g.; skillfully sewn and recased, with new endpapers, short split at head of spine, corners worn with splits, light, mainly marginal foxing (heavier to prelims and title-page), spots to a few pages affecting the image, marginal finger-mark on page 60, early inscription on original yellow front endpaper. Scarce, and would be virtually unobtainable unfoxed and tight in its original binding as issued. Nevertheless a classic, and a high-point in Victorian book illustration and book production. The volume is highly regarded both for its illustrations and for its John Leighton binding, while the authors include William Allingham, Christina Rossetti, George Macdonald, Jean Ingelow, Lady Caroline Norton, Mrs Craik, and the Howitts. "One of the finest of the illustrated gift books" (Gleeson White, p.125]. Ray 153.
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Book number: IS00458
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Victorian Illustrated Rare Antiquarian Bindings George Macdonald William Allingham Christina Rossetti Jean Ingelow William Howitt Mary Howitt Caroline Norton Mrs Craik Diana Mulock

 
DASENT, GEORGE WEBBE,
Popular Tales from the Norse.
0. 1859. With an Introductory Essay on the Origin and Diffusion of Popular Tales. Thied Edition, Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1888;; cli, [i], 443, [i],pp. with 16-page illustrated publisher's catalogue at the end;; publisher's cloth; covers a little worn, with very short splits at front hinge, boards slightly discoloured here and there, A good copy. of the scarce third edition, with the short appendix of West Indian Anansi, or "Spider" tales and the extended version of the comparative introduction, both of which were taken over from the second edition.
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Book number: IS002268
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Keywords: Ianweb Children's Books Juvenile Folk Tales Fairy Tales Translations Folklore Scandinavian Fairy Tales Norwegian Fairy Tales Norwegian Folklore Antiquarian Rare West Indies Spider Tates Anansi Tales Folk Tales Fairy Tales

 
DIBDIN, THOMAS FROGNAL
Typographical Antiquities
0. or, the History of Printing in England, Scotland and Ireland: containing Memoirs of our Ancient Authors, and a Register of the Books printed by them. Begun by the late Joseph Ames .. considerably augmented by William Herbert .. and now greatly enlarged, with copious notes, and illustrated with appropriate engravings .. by the Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin. Four volumes, London, 1810 ,1812, 1819; 4to; each volume c. 400 - 600 pp. many titles or headings printed in red, with 14 mezzotint plates, 23 plates, and numerous facsimiles and illustrations; contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt in compartments,with five raised bands and double labels of a paler brown morocco, marbled edges and end-papers; some slight browning or spotting to the plates, which are on heavier paper, and some offsetting,; there is a chip, with loss, at the head of the spine of Volume II, the rear board of Volume IV is detached, otherwise a few short splits to joints. A very handsome and unusually bound set of this classic, though unfinished, celebration of early British printing and publishing, its authors and its collectors, itself a monument to the finest English printing and book illustration of its period. This set once belonged to the Hamburg publisher, bookseller and auctioneer Ernst Hauswedell (Lot 148 in his sale "Handbuecher eines Sammlers" , 24th November 1976). We do not know its earlier provenance. (This is a heavy item, in four quarto volumes, for which our normal postage terms will need to be varied).
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Book number: IS001073
GBP 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 671.75 US$ 766.31 | JP„ 84952]
Catalogue: Bibliography
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Typography Printing History Fine Printing Incunabula Caxton Bibliography Bibliophily William Bulmer Publishing History Illustrated Books Bindings

 
DISRAELI, B.,
Tancred:
0. 1847. or, The New Crusade. Copyright Edition for Continental Circulation. In Two Volumes. Leipzig, Bernh. Tauchnitz Jun. 1847; [iv], 316, [iv], 292 pp.; contemporary German fine-grained cloth, spines lettered in gilt within gilt ornaments; spines faded, a few small, early light splashes to boards. An early Tauchnitz edition in a fine bindibg and fine condition.
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Book number: IS001002TRAVE
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Keywords: Ianweb Travemuende Victorian 19th Century English Literature Novels Political History Antiquarian Rare Tauchnitz Continental Editions

 
DOBLIN, ALFRED,
Pardon Wird Nicht Gegeben.
0. 1935. Roman. Amsterdam, Querido Verlag, 1935; 454 pp.; publisher's cloth; spine faded and slightly marked, boards partially faded, cocked ["leseschief"]. First edition.
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Book number: IS00795
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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 325.00 [Appr.: EURO 364 US$ 415.08 | JP„ 46016]
Catalogue: Oxford
Keywords: Oxford Oscar Wilde

 
DRUMMOND, JAMES L.,
First Steps to Botany, Intended As Popular Illustrations of the Science, Leading to Its Study As a Branch of General Education
. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green and Longman, 1835, fourth edition, VIII,391pp. [6] ( = publisher's catalogue.) Illustrated throughout with woodcut text illustrations, mostly by /after Sowerby. The author was professor of anatomy and physiology in Belfast. Bound in recent paper covered boards , black cloth spine with paper title label.
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DUMAS, ALEXANDER [PÈRE]
The Borgias.
. ( The Royal Library Historical Series ) Arthur L. Humphreys, 1911, [6[ 358pp. half vellum with gilt title on red leather spine label and red decorative paper covered boards, corners also re-inforced with vellum, front and rear of boards soiled, edges worn, text printed on fine unbleached Arnold paper, large margins, t.e.g. end papers sl. spotted, ? semi-fictional account of Lucrezia Borgia that had great influence on her reputation (1839) [ WO].
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Book number: F0656
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.75 US$ 22.35 | JP„ 2478]
Catalogue: Winter Rare
Keywords: Frenchall French Literature

 
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 22.50 [Appr.: EURO 25.25 US$ 28.74 | JP„ 3186]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Signaturebook Limited Poetry Signed

 
ELLIS, H. (ED.)
Original Letters Illustrative of English History
. "Including numerous royal letters. From autographs in the British Museum, and one or two other collections" Second series. In 4 volumes. London, Harding and Lepard, 1827; 348, 336,383, 544pp, engraved frontispieces (2 folding); occas. light foxing (esp. 2nd frontis.), top corner pp. 329-336 with light crease, top corner last blank page creased and somewhat soiled as a result. Otherwise the contents are very good. An interesting and wide-rainging collection of letters, with notes, spanning from Henry the Fourth to the Eighteenth Century. Skilfully rebound in medium brown cloth with green title labels. in new slip-case (green matching the colour of the title labels ) ask for postal quote first.
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Book number: F154-C
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.5 US$ 57.47 | JP„ 6371]
Catalogue: Rare
Keywords: Weblists2 Wim Meeuws British History Antiquarian Rare Correspondence Historical Documents Monarchs

 
ÉLUARD, PAUL .
Oeuvres Complètes. 2 Volumes
. Edited by Marcelle Dumas and Lucien Scheler, preface by Lucien Scheler. ( Bibliothčque 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 ą 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 Počmes retrouvés, des préfaces, pričres 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
GBP 58.00 [Appr.: EURO 65 US$ 74.08 | JP„ 8212]
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Keywords: Frenchall French Literature Leather Rare Pleiade

 
FIELDING, HENRY (AND OTHERS)
Examples of the Interposition of Providence
. in the Detection and Punishment of Murder .. with an Introduction and Conclusion both written by Henry Fielding Esq. London, for A. Millar, 1752; 12mo (c. 12.5 x 7.5}; iv, 94pp.; publisher's original unlettered sheep; joints worn, head of spine chipped. Very good copy. The work was intended to reduce and preempt the crime of murder by demonstrating that guilt can't be kept secret and that through the workings of Providence truth will out and guilt be revealed. It draws on various sources, including Nathaniel Wanley's "Wonders of the Little World" (1677), Thomas Beard's "The Theatre of God's Judgments" (1597), and John Reynolds' "The Triumph of God's Revenge..".(1635). and the compression of the narratives, though thought to have been presided over by Henry Fielding, may be by Sarah Fielding or William Young, Henry Fielding's authorship being confined as the title-page states to the introduction and conclusion. The litle work or compendium was priced at "Bound one Shilling, or Ten Shillings a Dozen to those who give them away". It is now very rare.
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Book number: IS002358
GBP 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 839.75 US$ 957.88 | JP„ 106190]
Keywords: Ianweb Chapbooks Eighteenth Century 18th Century English Literature Ephemera Criminology Crime Antiquarian Sarah Fielding

 
FIELDING, HENRY,
The History of Tom Jones,
0. 1780. a Foundling. Four volumes, Paris, Printed by Fr. Amb. Didot the eldest.. 1780; each volume c. 300-350pp.; contemporary chocolate-brown half calf over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt and gracefully decorated in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, mottled edges; neat contemporary owner's name entered on half-titles. A fine copy of this well-printed [and so also very legible] Paris edition, in what is almost certainly a French binding.
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Book number: IS00890TRAVE
GBP 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 224 US$ 255.44 | JP„ 28317]
Keywords: Ianweb Rare Antiquarian Paris Printing Typography Bindings English Literature Eighteenth Century Novels

 
FISCHART, JOHANN
Das Glückhafft Schiff Von Zürich : Ein Lobspruch Vonn Der Glücklichen Und Wolfertigen Schiffart, Einer Burgerlichen Gesellschafft Auß Zürich, Auff Das AußGeschriben Schiessen Gen StraßBurg Den 21. Junij, Des 76. Jars, Nicht Vil Erhörter Weis Vollbracht.
Muenchen, Rupprecht Presse. 1927. Dazu eines Neidigen Verunglimpfers schantlicher Schmachspruch, von gedachtem Glückschiff . Samt desselbigen Notwendigem Kehrab ist gethan worden. ( Buch der Rupprecht-Presse , 38 ) München : Rupprecht-Presse, 1927, small 4to. full vellum. 83 [1] pp. Number 19 of an edition of 150 numbered copies hand-printed on Bedenk paper. A example of fine printing by the most profoundly German private press of the early 20th century. Founded in 1914 in Munich by typographer Fritz Helmut Ehmcke, the Rupprecht Presse published over a span of 20 years some 57 books, of which this No. 38. Drawing mainly on German literature for his sources, Ehmcke printed in artistic form a number of works by philosophers, and this poem composed by pro-Reformation satirist Johann Fischart (1546 - 1590) was typical of his choices. One of the most prominent writers of his time, Fischart first saw his poem published in 1576, and it was regarded as one of the most distinguished works of the last quarter of the 16th century. As in all Rupprecht Presse offerings, Ehmcke designed the covers, endpapers and typefaces for this work. Text is in Ehmcke-Schwabacher, designed in 1920; headings in Ehmcke-Fraktur, designed in 1909 and cut by noted typographer Louis Hoell. Hoell also worked with the renowned Bremer Presse of Munich, as did calligrapher Anna Simon, who created the handwritten initials in red for this volume. Finely printed with wide margins on Bedenk hand-made paper with deckled edges. T.e. gilt.( private press ).
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Book number: 092557
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Wim Meeuws German Literature Rare Antiquarian Private Press Limited Typography Rupprecht Presse

 
QUARLES FRANCIS ( 1592 1644 )
Emblems Divine and Moral: Together with Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man
. London: Printed and sold by H. Trapp, 1777. rebound in half brown calf and green cloth covered boards with leather corners, gilt-lettered spine, 5 raised bands, spine extremities, bookplate on front paste-down, pictorial clipping pasted to verso of first preliminary, frontispiece consists of 2 images on 2 pages, a fine copy. 12mo. [xii] 9-289 , plates not included in the pagination. Profusely illustrated with wood cuts, Signature in ink by [previous owner dated 1791 in ink on original preserved first end paper, she also added some notes of rear end paper. Francis Quarles , English poet descended from an old Essex family, and educated first at Cambridge and then at Oxford. Upon completing those studies he went to Lincoln Inn to study and practice law.Though not an ardent royalist, he wrote pamphlets during the Commonwealth upholding the divine right of kings. In the 1630's he went back to Essex and began work on what was to become his best-known and most popular work "his best-selling Emblems (1635), lavishly-illustrated and containing five books of meditative verse. The poems are introduced by a scriptural motto, then a commentary based on quotations from various sources, and at the end closure is achieved with a short didactic epigram. The visual impact is supplied by the centre-piece, the emblem itself. Quarles says that "an emblem is but a short parable," and the verse puts the visual into the mental. The words and pictures, complementing each other, may then be said to have a double impact upon the reader.
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Book number: F3124
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FREYBE, ALBERT,
Das Berliner Weihnachtsspiel Von Den Prinzen Und Prinzessinnen Des Kurfuerstlichen Hofes Im Jare 1589 in Berlin Aufgefuehrt .
. Leipzig, Verlag von Doerffling & Franke, 1882, 36pp. test printed in red and black within red borders, spine split, front wrapper rather frayed and detached, rear wrapper less so.Rare copy of the original edition.
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Book number: F3072
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8 US$ 8.94 | JP„ 991]
Keywords: Kiefer Berlin Christmas

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