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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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GRILLPARZER, FRANZ,
Konig Ottokars Glueck Und Ende.
0. Trauerspiel in fuenf Aufzuegen. Wien, Wallishausser, 1825; t.p. 190pp.; cont. half marbled calf, ornamental rules to spine, orange-coloured lettering-piece, marbled boards, yellow edges; two very slight abrasures to paper of front board. A fine copy of the First Edition.
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GRIMM, WILHELM (ED.),
Wernher Vom Niederrein.
. Goettingen, Dieterichsche Buchhandlung, 1839; viii, 90pp.; early 20th. C. vellum-backed bds; text water-stained, light foxing. First edition, edited from the ms. then in the Royal Library of Hanover, Hannover. [ from the library of Richard Walzer ] 5 middle High poems entitled: Veronica, Vespasianus, Von der Girheide, Christliche Lere, Di vier shiven. [ Dr - 2 ].
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Book number: 004306
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GROSZ, GEORGE,
Das Gesicht Der Herrschenden Klasse. 57 Politische Zeichnungen.
. ( = Kleine Revolutionäre Bibliothek, Band IV ) 3. erweiterte Auflage. 13.-25. Tausend./ 3rd enlarged edition. Berlin, Malik, 1923, 63pp. original wrappers printed in black and red. Full-page black/white caricatures on every page. This enlarged edition has a new cover illustration compared with the previous editions. A fair copy of this rare edition, covers and text browned, bookplate inside front cover, text loose in wrappers.
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Book number: 092716
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GUIZOT, F.P.G.,
Discours Academiques
0. suivis des discours prononcés pour la distribution des prix au concours generale de l'Université et devant diverses sociétés réligieuses, et de trois essais de philosophie littéraire et politique. Paris, Didier, 1861; iv, 424 pp.; contemporary morocco-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands; corners a little worn, short, barely visible split to front joint, edges minimally rubbed, slight foxing, mostly confined to first few pages and last gatherings. Signed presentation copy of the first edition of this collection of papers, some of which date back as far as the eighteen-twenties. The three essays which follow the addresses are on "Encyclopédie" - 58 pages including a well-researched historical bibliography of encyclopedias published in Europe - "Abrégé", and "Élections" (on political elections, c. 40 pp.). This copy was inscribed, signed and given as a birthday present to the English woman of letters Charlotte Mary Yonge. author of family and historical novels and of children's books, popular educator, and devout Anglican. It's possible that the blue silk bookmark, now at page 223, the beginning of an address to the "Société Biblique Protestante" on 30th April 1851, was left there by her or by the author. Several further addresses concern religious instruction or education. A very attractive association copy, which documents an Anglo-French friendship, and is itself a document of French history as well as of Victorian history.
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Book number: IS002106
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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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HAKER, RICHARD STRUVE,
Hoelderlin.
0. 1942. Tribut einer Ehrfurcht. Bogota, 1942; 124 pp. with frontispiece portrait; 23 x 18 cm.; publisher's printed wrappers reproducing the same portrait as the frontispiece; largely unopened; neat repair to verso of wrapper. A very rare tribute to Hoelderlin published by in war-time exile. The first part of the book (about half the contents) narrates "Hoelderlin's Leben", in prose. The second part consists of "Sonette und Balladen" by Haker on Hoelderlin-related themes. This work was printed, in Colombia, at the end of 1942, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Hoelderlin's death. To quote the blurb on the wrapper: " Sie erinnert an das Ewige des Deutschtums, an das, was alle Zeiten und Alle fluechtigen Wechsel uebedauert: an das, was man die unsterbliche Seele des deutschen Volkes nennen koennte. In der biographischen Skizze findet der Leser sich unter deutschen Menschen, in den Versen erscheinen ihm alle die seelischen Zuege deutschen Wesens, die uns als wertvoll und als unverlierbar gelten .. Solche deutsche Art, wie sie Hoelderlin kennzeichnet, wuerde in unseren Tagen unter gleich tragischem Stern stehen, und so mag es wohl geschehen, dass ein jeder von uns in diesem Dichterleben ein wenig seines eigenen Lebens, seiner eigenen Wuensche, Hoffnungen und Enttaeuschungen wiederfindet ..".
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HALLEUR, G.C.HERMANN,
The Art of Photography.
0. 1854. Instructions in the Art of Producing Photograhic Pictures in any Colour, and on any Material, for the Use of Beginners; and also of those who have already obtained some Proficiency in the Art; and of Engravers on Copper, Stone, Wood etc..with Practical Hints..by F.Schubert, Painter. London: John Weale, 1854; xii, 108, [24]pp. with a few wood-engr. text illustrations; publisher's flexible cloth boards, expertly rebacked with old spine laid down, front cover creased, printed label chipped with loss, very occasional small spots. A good copy. First English Edition.
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Book number: IS0026
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HARDY, C. STUART (ILLUSTRATOR)
Merry Folk. A Book for the Children's Playtime.
. London, Ernest Nister, New York, E.P. Dutton & Co. n.d. [189-] (printed in Bavaria) landscape forma 24 x 28 cm.[61pp.] with 16 fine Chromo Lithographic plates and b/w illustrations in the text by L. Stuart Hardy. Coloured illustrated front board, Red cloth spine, edges & corners worn, text slightly browned. the plates are wonderful [ OCLC Number: 13757254 ] dedication in ink on page opposite first text page with date Christmas 1900.
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HAYM, R.,
Wilhelm Von Humboldt
0. 1856. Lebensbild und Charakteristik. Berlin, Rudolf Gaertner, 1856; xiv, 642 pp.; contemporary half leather, spine lettered in gilt and decorated in blind, marbled edges; spine minimally rubbbed and minimally discoloured, slight spotting, mostly marginal. First edition.
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Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Ianweb Travemuende German History German Biography 19th Century Germqn Philosophy Linguistics Antiquarian Rare

 
HAZLITT, WILLIAM,
The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte.
0. 1834. London: Printed for Hunt and Clarke, York Street, Covent Garden. 1834; 535, 572, [iv] pp.; half buckram over blue paper-covered boards in style of the original binding (which was brown pebble-grain cloth over blue paper-covered boards), original spine with printed paper label mounted. An excessively rare and apparently unrecorded re-issue or re-printing of Volumes I and II of Hazlitt's "Life of Napoleon" by its original publisher. The title-page, at least, was newly-printed, and like the original printed label on the spine [preserved in this copy] implies the contents comprise a complete text of the biography: there is no mention of "Vol.I" on the title-page, no separately-printed title-page for Volume II, and no suggestion the work might comprise further volumes; the signatures to the separate gatherings, however, mostly bear the indication "Vol. I" or "Vol. II". These first two volumes of the work were first published in 1828, by Hunt and Clarke; but the firm went bankrupt, and Hazlitt himself lost two hundred pounds over its publication. New publishers, Effingham Wilson with Chapman & Hall, published Volumes III and IV in 1830, re-issuing Volumes I & II with new title-pages, giving their own imprint. The copy offered here, however, was apparently marketed four years subsequently by the original publisher and from the old address. The last four pages consist of Hunt and Clarke's advertisements, beginning with Hazlitt's "Notes of a Journey Through France and Italy" and ending with Hone's edition of Strutt's "Sports and Pastimes" ["on the 1st of February .. to prevent disappointment, orders for the large paper edition are particularly requested as early as possible."] Hone's "Sports and Pastimes" came out in 1830, so it seems safe to assume that these four pages of advertisements also date back to the year of the bankruptcy. It remains a mystery for whose benefit this volume was published, with its deceptive title-page suggesting it was the complete work, in one volume; and why it should be so rare.
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Book number: IS00844
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HEINSE, JOH. PH.,
Hausmittel-Apotheke
0. 1838. oder Sammlung vieler, aus dem allgem. Anzeiger und mehreren vorzueglichen medizinischen Schriften zum besten der leidenden Menschheit als zuverlaessig empfohlenen einfachen und zusammengesetzten Heil- und Hilfsmittell .. Als freundliche Zugabe Hufeland's Haus- und Reise-Apotheke. Blumenau / Rudolstadt, 1838; lii, 372 pp.; contemporary marbled boards, red printed lettering piece; head of spine bumped, library code at base of spine, repeated in ink at head of subscriber's list, embrowned or spotted, unobtrusive early dampstain to about half the contents. Methods and recipes for alleviating pain and illness for people who, for whatever reason, cannot consult a doctor. The book is subtitled: Ein Not- und Hilfsbuch zunaechst fuer von Aerzten entlegen wohnenden Familienvaeter, Hausmuetter und Auswanderer. One wonders how many copies of this book accompanied emigrating couple to America, and how many survived. Pencil note on front paste-down: "Geschenk von Dr. Hermann Loewe".
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Book number: IS00948
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HERBERT, A.P.,
Poor Poems and Rotten Rhymes.
. Winchester: P. & G. Wells, Booksellers to Winchester College, 1910, 1st edition. Original brown wrappers 72 pp.sl. bumped edges and corners. With signature I ink on half title; George Ronald Hamilton,Winchester, March 1924. First book by this novelist & Member of Parliament. Some poems previously published in The Wykehamist. Herbert (1890-1971) was a staff writer for Punch and Member of Parliament for Oxford Universilty (1935-1950). This volume was published while Herbert was studying law at Winchester; he later wrotye important war poetry , and the popular novel, The water gipsies.
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Book number: 091425
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HOFFMANN, HEINRICH,
Bastian Der Faulpelz.
0. Eine Bildergeschichte fuer Kinder.c.24.5 x 18 cm.; 2 - 24 pp. each with half-page hand-coloured illustration and letterpress verse text, all within a plain ruled border; twentieth-century canvas-backed marbled paper-covered boards; lacking the title-page and the first page, the second page torn with loss to margin and border and mounted on paper, very small marginal loss to last page also, which is mounted on paper too, some spots and finger-marks, two closed tears, but contents generally clean or fairly clean. Heinrich Hofmann, beside his profession of doctor and psychiatrist, was the author of many children's books, including "König Nussknacker" and "Der Struwelpeter". This is one of his most ingenious illustrated stories in verse, a cautionary tale about the importance of learning to read, and the dire consequences for its hero, Bastian, of not trying to. One day when he is playing truant, his dreams are interrupted by a succession of strange people who embody and display the letters of the dreaded word "Faulpelz" ("Lazybones"). He ignores their warnings. Hoffmann believed in teaching children by example, not by precept, which is why his characters so often live out the consequences of their conduct or misconduct to their bitter end. In this tale he is obviously also taking the opportunity to teach his audience some of the alphabet at the same time. Since our copy lacks the title-page (as well as page 1), we have taken the title for cataloguing purposes from another source. We believe this is the edition published in Frankfurt by the Literarische Anstalt, probably between c.1860 and c.1870, the illustrations being coloured by hand. Colour facsimiles of the two missing pages are loosely inserted at the beginning of the volume, which has been restored at some time with great care, and bound using hand-marbled paper for the boards.
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Book number: IS001090
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HOFFMANN, E.T.A. - HANS VON MUELLER (ED.),
E.T. A. Hoffmann Im Persönlichen Und Brieflichen Verkehr. 4 Volumes.
. Sein Briefwechsel und die Erinnerungen seiner Bekannten. I: Hoffmann und Hippel. II - IV: Der Briefwechsel. ( Band II - Heft 1-3 ) Four volumes, Berlin, Gebrüder Paetel, 1912; lxi, 355, lvii, 216, xxxiii, pp. 217-524, xix, pp. 525-772, with several plates and facsimiles; orig. qtr. buckram over marbled bds, gilt-lettered leather lether labels on spines; book-plates of Hans Feld. A scarce and useful supplement to all editions of Hoffmann's works, edited by the Hoffmann enthusiast and scholar, Hans von Mueller. First edition.
¶ see: Goedeke XIV,4356,679 [ST].
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Book number: F1927
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HOFFMANN, E.T.A.,
Die Maske. Ein Singspiel in 3 Akten (1799).
. Aufgefunden und zum ersten Male veroeffentlicht von Friedrich Schnapp. Berlin, Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 1923; 4to; 150pp. incl. c.30pp. of music, with plates; orig. illus. vellum-backed bds; bds and edges of text v. sl. browned, corners worn. No. 417 of an edition of 1000 copies. First edition. bound ? Hoffmann's first composition and libretto, Voerster p. 38.
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Book number: F0025
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HOFFMANN, E.T.A. ,
Rath Krespel - Die Fermate - Fraulein Scudery - Abenteuer Dreier Freunde - Der Zusammenhang Der Dinge-Datura Fastuosa - Meister Joh. Wacht.
. These titles form part of E.T.W. Hoffmans's erzählende Schriften, in einer Auswahl. (Ausgabe letzter Hand) Herausgegeben von seiner Wittwe Micheline Hoffmann, geb. Rorer (=. J. E. Hitzig). in 18 part volumes. not mentioned in these volumes. Stuttgart, Brodhag'sche Buchhandlung 1831, small sized volume 90 x 134 mm. brown boards, black spine with gilt decorations and gilt tile on spine label. spine and edges worn. Printed in Fraktur. see: WG 23.
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Book number: F2381
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HOFMANNSTHAL, H.V.,
Andreas Oder Die Vereinigten.
. Fragmente eines Romans. Mit einem Nachwort von Jakob Wassermann. Bln. 1932; 184pp.; or. cl. d.w.; d.w. sl. weak, torn & sl. frayed. previous owner's sign. on f.e.p. First edition. D.w. & title-page vignette by Hans Meid. in original frayed torn d/j. [ see Wilpert G. 125 ].
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Book number: F2201
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HOOD, THOMAS
Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg
. A Golden Legend by Thomas Hood. London, 1870; 150 pages (all card); calligraphic text with 60 illustrations by T.S.SECCOMBE, R.A. engraved by J.Foubert; ; a.e.g.; neat inscription, dated 1870; rebacked with the lettering of the original spine embossed onto new spine, original blue cloth boards, new endpapers the pages are in good, clean condition,only sl. darkened, a solid copy of the first edition.[ST].
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Book number: F1298
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Keywords: Rbd Poetry Illustrated English Literature Rare

 
HUMBOLDT, WILHELM VON,
Ueber Die Verschiedenheit
0. 1836. des Menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluss auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts. Berlin, gedruckt in der Druckerei der Koeniglichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1836; 4to; xi, [i], 511pp.; near-contemporary German half black morocco over cobbled boards, spine with raised bands, lettered in gilt and ruled in gilt and blind, marbled edges, corners slightly rubbed some light embrowning or spotting, mostly marginal. First edition.
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Book number: IS00889TRAVE
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 558 US$ 636.77 | JP¥ 70418]
Catalogue: Philosophy
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JOHNSON, BEN
The Works. 6 Volumes
. London, J Walthoe, M Wotton, J Nicholson and others, 1716. 6 volumes, 512: 448: 488: 455: 432: 414 [10]pp, engraved portrait frontispiece to volume 1, engraved plates, in new hardback bindings preserving the centre pieces of the calf leather of the original bindings recessed (see images) new end papers with armorial ex-libris of J. Belchier with the motto Loyal jusqu'a la mort. Volume 1: Half of first blank missing (torn of vertically) heavily foxed; volume 2: first blank coverd with signatures and blodges in ink, foxed heavier in some sections but less than volume 1, silk page marker; volume 3 has 2 blanks in front and rear small scribble on first blank, less foxed/browned than 1 and 2; volume 4 blanks in front and rear ink scribbling on last blank, small scribble on first blank, somewhat heavier foxed and stained; volume 5, small scribble on last blank, browned throughout; volume 6 small scribble /squiggle on first blank, browned throughout.
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Book number: F2793
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JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS,
Historien Und Buecher
0. 1571.. vom juedischen Krieg .. alles aus dem urspruenglichen Griechischen Exemplar .. verteutscht. Two parts in one volume, Frankfurt, 1571; folio; [5ll] including engraved title-page, [1l.] [blank], 348 ll, with 83 large wood-cut illustrations, + 177 ll. with 14 wood-cut illustrations [making 97 woodcuts in all], final leaf with colophon & large printer's device of Georg Raben/und Weygand Hanen Erben; contemporary pigskin dated 1572, decorative brass bosses and holders for the now-lost metal clasps; the pigskin of the front hinge cracked but holding firmly, slanting crack in the skin on the front board, with slight loss of surface, another small surface hole the size of a small coin on front board; pale library stamp on front blank and verso of last page, scattered marginal library stamps (very small)); contents lightly browned, with a stabhole in c. 80 leaves which affectsa few letters. The front board - somewhat darkened - bears the title in capitals, and the date 1572 in a once dyed or painted central panel; the blind-stamped ornament of the boards is clearer on the brighter rear board: it includes panels of acorns, fleurs-de-lys, and small historical portraits. This copy is made particularly interesting by a contemporary full-page manuscript ex-libris in black, red, yellow, and silver with a full-page armorial crest and the name "Johan Tobing her Leonardes Son" painted directly on to the front paste-down. The name of a much later English owner is written neatly in small letters above, in the top margin. The book later passed to Stoke-on-Trent Public Library, who consigned it with other books to auction in 2006. Text in German.
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Book number: IS00732
GBP 2250.00 [Appr.: EURO 2510.25 US$ 2865.45 | JP¥ 316883]
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Keywords: Ianwebi Rare Antiquarian History Judaica Jewish Studies Ancient World Classical Antiquity Renaissance Fine Printing Bindings Illustrated Bibliophile Ex-Libris

 
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.
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JUNG-STILLING, JOHANN HEINRICH,
Heinrich Stillings Jugend.
0. 1780. Eine wahrhafte Geschichte.134pp.; WITH: Heinrich Stillings Juenglings-Jahre.188pp.; AND: Heinrich Stillings Wanderschaft. 176pp.; THREE WORKS IN ONE VOLUME, Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1780; with a few wood-cut fleurons and tail-pieces; contemporary German half calf, all edges red; binding rubbed,, particularly at corners, small chip at head of spine, only half of the black leather lettering-piece on spine present, roughly six opening pages of the first work a little embrowned and spotted, otherwise however internally fresh. The first three parts of an autobiographical novel, and all that had appeared to date, although Jung-Stilling was to continue the narrative with "Häusliches Leben" [1789], "Lehrjahre" [1804], and "Alter" [1817]. The absence of a publisher's name and of the phrase "Mit .. Privileg" suggests this edition is a "Raubdruck". a pirate edition which was cashing in on the work's great popularity. Any 18th Century edition, however, is now scarce.
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Book number: IS00905
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JUSTIN MARTYR (ED. BY JOHANN CARL THEODOR OTTO, 1816-1897 )
S. Iustini Philosophi Et Martyris Opera Quae Feruntur Omnia : Ad Optimos Libros Mss. Partim Nondum Collatos Recensuit Prolegomenis Adnotatione Versione Instruxit Indices Adiecit / Ioann. Carol. Theod. Otto . Opera Iustini Indubitata (5 Parts)
Mauke. ( Corpus apologetarum Christianorum saeculi secundi ; vol. 1-5 ) editio altera. Friederich Mauke, Jena, 1847-1850, second edition, five volumes bound in two, 1786 pp. + 4 facsimiles, size 22 x 14 cm. approx. complete works of the early Christian writer, Justin Martyr, giving parallel texts in Greek and Latin, accompanied by commentary in footnotes. Full calf Leather binding, showing some signs of wear but generally robust, front and rear covers double-ruled in gilt on all four sides with gilt floral ornament in each corner, forming a rectangular panel, further gilt patterning of lines and dots along cover edges; gilt titles on labels on spines, with five raised bands, each having a line of gilt (now somewhat eroded) above and below; head and tail bands intact; cover surfaces have many spots of a darker colour (possibly from old ink stains), also there are scuff marks, particularly on the spines, and there is some wear to the cover corners and edges of both vols. and at head and tail of spine on vol. 2; apart from the upper joint of vol. 2, the joints remain strong; end papers brown; pages edged in pale red along fore-edge and lower-edge, and in brown along upper-edge; front end paper of each volume has bookplate, partly defaced, of Thomas Raffles D.D. L.L.D. (1788-1863, Congregationalist minister) with his coat of arms, partly covered by what appears to be the remains of a bookplate of the Congregational College Library, Manchester, accompanied by the former library shelf mark of "G.9.H"; text is clean and unmarked throughout, apart from slight foxing on just a few pages. Rare book. No copy of this edition in the British Library. ? Justin was born around 100 (both his birth and death dates are approximate) at Flavia Neapolis (ancient Shechem, modern Nablus) in Samaria (the middle portion of Israel, between Galilee and Judea) of pagan Greek parents. He was brought up with a good education in rhetoric, poetry, and history. He studied various schools of philosophy in Alexandria and Ephesus , joining himself first to Stoicism, then Pythagoreanism, then Platonism, looking for answers to his questions. While at Ephesus, he was impressed by the steadfastness of the Christian martyrs, Justin became a Christian, but he continued to wear the cloak that was the characteristic uniform of the professional teacher of philosophy. His position was that pagan philosophy, especially Platonism, is not simply wrong, but is a partial grasp of the truth, and serves as "a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ." He engaged in debates and disputations with non-Christians of all varieties, pagans, Jews, and heretics. He opened a school of Christian philosophy and accepted students, first at Ephesus and then later at Rome. He was tried before the Roman prefect Rusticus, refused to renounce Christianity, and was put to death by beheading along with six of his students, one of them a woman. A record of the trial, probably authentic, is preserved, known as The Acts of Justin the Martyr.
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