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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
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Signaturebook Limited Poetry Signed

 
EDWARD VIII, (1894-1972). KING OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND; LATER DUKE OF WINDSOR.
Signed Photograph Dated Oxford 1914.
. Original Photograph Taken By the Oxford Photographers Gillman & Co. Signed Edward and dated Oxford, 1914. and was presented to Mr. Frederick Thornton, the proprietor of our bookshop at the time . the then Prince of Wales was a regular customer of the bookshop. the photograph is presented behind glass in an oak frame headed by a small crown (sl. damaged) and the prince's motto Ick dien. Measurements: 199 x 255 mm inside the frame. With an oak back panel and hinged stand. A very rare early photograph, the prince was 18 years old at the time. After he succeeded his father, King George V, on January 20, 1936. On December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne, proclaiming to the people of Britain, "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." He was never crowned; his reign lasted 325 days. In 1937, Edward was created Duke of Windsor and married Wallis Simpson. Forwarding by DHL only, please ask for details of cost of this. Payment exclusively by bank transfer. credit card orders will be automatically rejected.
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Book number: F0010
GBP 975.00 [Appr.: EURO 1112.5 US$ 1297.42 | JP¥ 142000]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Weblists2 House of Windsor Royalty

 
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 51.5 US$ 59.88 | JP¥ 6554]
Catalogue: Antiquarian 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. ( Bibliothèque 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 à 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 Poèmes retrouvés, des préfaces, prières 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 66.25 US$ 77.18 | JP¥ 8447]
Catalogue: Pleiade
Keywords: Frenchall French Literature Leather Rare Pleiade

 
ERSHOVA L., SEMENIHIN V. (EDS. COMPILERS)
Detskaya Illyustrirovannaya Kniga V Istorii Rossii. 1881-1939. Iz Kollektsii Aleksandra Lur'e. 2 Volumes in Slip Case
. Moscow, Samolet; Ulei, 2009. 382; 471pp. small folio format: 330x277 mm, weight 8 KG .Book Illustration is a a complex art form, and many famous artists have been book illustrators at some stage during their career especially during first third of the twentieth century . For painters children's book illustration was just a way to somehow survive . Like Petrov-Vodkin, Chekhonin , Boris Kustodiev , Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Vladimir Konashevich This massive and richly illustrated two-volume set, which includes more than 500 entries of Russian children's picture books during the years 1881-1939 years , contains an index of more than 190 names of artists . with brief biographical information and numerous references. The text is divided into nine chapters . The two volumes contain 1,800 illustrations and a glossary and is the result of many years of research . Many artists are listed here for the first time not only in Russia but also in the world. In addition to the rare illustrations one has added a list of all pre-revolutionary and Soviet children's book publishers . Fine set in slip case HEAVY Please ask for correct postage quote before ordering. ABE's postage estimate is wrong as usual. (ISBN: 978591529-006) .
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Book number: F2975-10
GBP 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 428 US$ 499.01 | JP¥ 54615]
Catalogue: Russian
Keywords: Russian Children's Books 978591529006

 
ESSLEMONT, D.,
Newcastle Upon Tyne: A Short Account of Its Foundation
Esslemont. Newcastle, David Esslemont, 1980 14pp. 32mo. A small pamphlet published by Esslemont upon the 900th anniversary of the founding of Newcastle: a short account of that history,With Woodcuts . In teh original envelope. [ DL 1/3 ]( private press ). (ISBN: 090701402X) .
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Book number: F1100
GBP 8.95 [Appr.: EURO 10.25 US$ 11.91 | JP¥ 1303]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Bibliophile Printing Engraving Limited( Private Press ) 090701402x

 
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 856 US$ 998.02 | JP¥ 109230]
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 228.25 US$ 266.14 | JP¥ 29128]
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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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
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 108.5 US$ 126.42 | JP¥ 13836]
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Keywords: Rare Antiquarian

 
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$ 9.31 | JP¥ 1019]
Keywords: Kiefer Berlin Christmas

 
GANDARIAS, J.M. DE,
Fisiología General Y Quimica Biológica. Volume 1: Fisiologí General.
. Salamanca 1961, XII,362pp. In a splendid full leather binding, 5 raised bands, richly decorated in gilt on spine and on front and rear boards, small imit. diamonds inlaid on front and rear boards, dentelles on inside of boards, with a full vellum wrapper lined with velvet and with an original drawing of the author in black and red on the front signed Beneitez, 24-2-1961, the small leather strips holding this together partly missing, a gilt dotted pattern has been embossed onto the orange coloured edges all around. This copy specially printed for Professor E.G.T. Liddell and signed in ink below the printed dedication Juan Manuel de Gandarias. The vellum wrapper is sl. soiled with a reddish stain in the centre of the front. a curious binding, overdone even. Probably quite unique. [ DR 2 ].
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Book number: F0766
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 74.25 US$ 86.49 | JP¥ 9467]
Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists Signaturebook Rare Medicine Physiology Medical History of Medicine

 
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 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 74.25 US$ 86.49 | JP¥ 9467]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Spain Spanish Literature Rare

 
GEIGER, BENNO,
Alessandro Magnasco.
0. 1914. Berlin, Paul Cassirer, 1914. small folio; xxiv, 76 plates [with 77 illustrations], each preceded by a page of caption; publisher's printed wrappers; a few spots to edges, otherwise a very good copy. Apparently the first attempt ever to unite the scattered oeuvre of this Italian baroque master, reprinting Ratti's LIfe of Magnasco [in Italian] in the prefatory material. For Geiger, the artist puts 'sein unerhoertes, durch die Erfindung lediglich bedingtes Koennen in den Dienst des Ausdrucks; und leitet ueber, vorTiepolo, vor Guardi oder Goya, zu jenem umgepfluegten Erdreich, darinnen wir die Wurzel der modernen Malerei erkennen.'.
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Book number: IS00848
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.5 US$ 59.88 | JP¥ 6554]
Catalogue: Italian
Keywords: Ianweb Art History Baroque 17th Century German Antiquarian Rare Illustated Italian

 
A.E. [GEORGE WIILIAM RUSSELL] [ED.],
New Songs.
0. 1904. A Lyric Selection made by A.E from Poems by Padraic Colum, Eva Gore-Booth, Thomas Keoghler, Alice Milligan, Susan Mitchell, Seamus O'Sullivan, George Roberts and Ella Young. Dublin, 1904; 56pp. with frontispiece by Jack.B.Yeats; publisher's boards, printed label on front cover; lacking most of spine, boards very slightly discoloured. The rare First Edition.
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Book number: IS00445
GBP 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 102.75 US$ 119.76 | JP¥ 13108]
Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Rare Modern Irish Literature Poetry First Editions Illustrated Women's Ireland Bibliophile

 
GERITS, ANTON
Het Land Van Windegang
0. Mouette Press, Oxford, 1977; tall format: 11 x 6.8in; in publ. paper wrappers; Edition limited to 226 copies( private press ).
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Book number: 030636
GBP 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.5 US$ 3.99 | JP¥ 437]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Poetry Private Press Dutch Poetry

 
GOETHE,J.W. VON,
Abhandlung Vom Zwischenkieferknochen 1784/1786.
. Heinz Moos Verlag, Muenchen, 1968. Fine facsimile of the edition 1784 owned by the Goethe- and Schiller-Archiv in Weimar. Number 289 of a limited edition of 350 copies. in red marbled paper covered boards supplied by the Legatoria Piazzesi in Venice. printed on fine handmade paper . book design by Walter Wilkes.who signed below the colophon. Set by hand in Garamont by Deberny & Peignot, printed by Christoph Kreickenbaum Darmstadt Initials by Herbert Post. With 10 exquisite plates after anatomical drawings by Imre Kocsis. folio. some small lettering offset onto f.e.p.caused by inserted printed slip [ ST].
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Book number: F1248
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 97 US$ 113.11 | JP¥ 12379]
Keywords: Rare Science Teeth

 
GOETHE, J.W. VON,
Faust. Eine Tragödie. Erster (-Zweiter) Theil
. ( = borth parts in one volume ) Jena, Eugen Diederichs, 1912, Original full vellum binding with gilt titling to spine and front board, complete with the brass clasps attached to the binding with vellum strips. A fine copy. The text, set in Fraktur, is slightly yellowed, f.e.p. with vertical crease, paste downs to inner boards a bit wrinkled which is usual for this title. Rare in this condition [DL ].
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Book number: F0636
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 74.25 US$ 86.49 | JP¥ 9467]
Keywords: Auctiongerman German Literature Rare

 
GOLIKOV, I.I (ILLUSTRATOR)
Slovo O Polku Igoreve (the Tale of Igor's Campaign)
. Slovo o pl'ku Igoreve, Igora syna Svat'slavlavnuka Ol’gova / drevnerusskij tekst, podgotovlennyj k pechati V. Rzgoj i S. Shambinago, pisannyj i illustrirovannyj palekhskim masterom Ivanom Golikovym ; [khudozhestvennaa? redaktsia? M. P. Sokol’nikova]. [The Tale of Igor's Campaign and Palekh miniature ] Edition de Luxe of the medieval epic of the Kievan Rus' - The Tale of Igor's Campaign . about h 43.2 cm x w 29.8 cm x d 2.0 cm. Moscow, Academia, 1934. 49 [3] pp. Chromolithographed title page. Elephant Folio sized hardback. In near fine condition. Complete with the brown wrapper and original slip case Title and text in Church Slavonic. Beautiful edition of this anonymous epic poem originally written in the Old East Slavic language. With 10 mounted colour plates by the Master of Palekh, Ivan Golikov, ornamental borders, tissue guards. Original cloth overlaid with Palekh style illustration. Illustrated title page and endpapers. 49 pages, pictorial boards, brown cloth spine and edges, untrimmed. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Ribbon page marker. The notes promise a second volume containing Modern Russian parallel text translations in prose and verse, but this was never published. A well-known work of the Soviet lacquer painter, stage designer and illustrator Ivan I. Golikov (1886-1937). Issued in a limited edition de luxe of 3300 copies. Not many copies survived WW II. (see: Vollmer II, 269), edited by V. Oschigoi and S. Schamvinag, published by A.N. Tikhinov and M.P. Sokolnikov. The poem has 218 verses and was discovered in 1795 and published for the first time in 1800. Palekh miniatures are a Russian folk handicraft of miniature painting, which are done with tempera paints on varnished articles made of papier-mâché and are named by the Russian town Palekh. Very rare in this fine condition, even the brown wrapper is present.
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Book number: F3052
GBP 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 970 US$ 1131.09 | JP¥ 123795]
Catalogue: Slavonic
Keywords: Russian Slavonic Medieval Palekh Illustrated

 
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: IS00998
GBP 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 80 US$ 93.15 | JP¥ 10195]
Keywords: Ianall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare German Literature Bindings Drama Austraian Literature

 
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 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 57.25 US$ 66.53 | JP¥ 7282]
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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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Book number: IS00998TRAVE
GBP 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 91.5 US$ 106.46 | JP¥ 11651]
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare German Literature Drama Austrian Literature Bindings

 
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
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 US$ 46.57 | JP¥ 5097]
Keywords: Weblists2 Wim Meeuws Medieval Sch1 German Literature Rare Antiquarian Grimm

 
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
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 US$ 46.57 | JP¥ 5097]
Keywords: Weblists2 Wim Meeuws German History Caricature Germany Politics Illustrated

 
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
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.5 US$ 79.84 | JP¥ 8738]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Signed Copies French History French Literature Association Copies Nineteenth Century Antiquarian Rare Charlotte Mary Yonge Religious Education Religion Protestantism

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