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LICHTENBERG, GEORG CHRISTOPH
G.C. Lichtenbergs ( Ausführliche) Erklärung Der Hogarthischen Kupferstiche Mit Verkleinerten Aber Vollständigen Copien Derselben Von E. Riepenhausen. Lieferungen 7 - 14
. ( Lfg. 11 once in the 16mo edition and once in the larger 8vo. edn. ) Goettingen, Heinrich Dieterich, 1801. Siebente Lieferung. Mit zusaetzen nach den Schriften der englischen Erklaerer. IV,151pp. bound together with Elfte Lieferung.. 1809,153pp. in original marbled boards and green handwritten title label, signature on f.e.p. ; Achte Lieferung , 1805, 76pp. bound together with neunte Lieferung, 1806,64pp. and with zehnte Lieferung 1808 48pp. original marbled boards, handwritten title label, 8vo edn. Signature on f.e.p. ; Elfte Lieferung 1809, 60pp. with Zwoelfte Lieferung 1816,74pp. in recent marbled paper covered boards, 8vo. edn. ; dreizehnte Lieferung , 1833, XII,118pp. now entitled J.P. Lyser's [Johann Peter Theodor Lyser ] ausführliche Erklärung der Hogarthischen Kupferstiche etc..;with Vierzehnte Lieferung, 1835,XVI, 132pp. now edited by Dr. Le Petit. Together in 3 small 8vo. volumes and one 16mo. Some foxing, no illustrations. Lichtenberg described the satirical details in William Hogarth's prints.
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LINLEY, W.,
Shakespeare's Dramatic Songs
0. 1816. to all his Dramas, selected and composed by W.Linley, Esq. London, Printed and Sold by Preston .. n.d. [1816]; folio; copper-engraved title-page with tissue-guard, engraved dedication page, 4 pp. text, 76 engraved pages of music, [i] Preston's catalogue; publisher's original printed boards, uncut; boards detached, worn at edges, with a few very small stains, a few contemporary childish messages written on the rear board, spine missing. Volume I ONLY [of two], with the composer's ink initials beneath the imprint on the title-page. This first volume contains Linley's selection of what he considered the best and most appropriate music for the "The Tempest", "The Two Genlemen of Verona", "Twelfth Night", "Measure for Measure", "Much Ado about Nothing", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Love's Labours Lost" and "The Merchant of Venice". It includes two compositions by his now more highly regarded brother, Thomas Linley, printed from manuscript - "While you here do snoring lie" and "Ere you can say", both for "The Tempest" - many new compositions of his own, and compositions by Arne, Purcell and others.
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LLOSA, MARIO VARGAS, .
La Libertad Y la Vida
. Pontificia Universidad Católica Del Perú - Planeta, Lima - Perú, 2008, Compuesto en gran medida por material documental y fotográfico de la exhibición "Mario Vargas LLosa la Libertad y la Vida" presentada en Lima, Agosto-Septiembre 2008. La documentación que aparece en este volúmen forma parte de los archivos personales del escritor y de la colección Mario Vargas Llosa. small folio sized volume in slip case, 251pp. numerous photographs in colour and b/w/ WITH AN AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION BY THE AUTHOR, DATED OCTOBER 2008 AND HIS SIGNATURE. apart from a tiny tear in one of the corners of the slip case the volume is as new.
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LÖFFLER FRIEDERIKE LUISE,
Neues Kochbuch Oder Geprüfte Anweisung Zur Schmackhaften Zubereitung Der Speisen, Des Backwerks, Des Confekts, Des Gefrornen Und Des Eingemachten
. Oekonomisches Handbuch für Frauenzimmer, Ersten Bandes, welcher das Kochbuch enthält , Erste Abtheilung.8. verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Stuttgart, Joh. Friedrich Steinkopf, 1833,XII,612pp. in orig. quarter calf with marbled paper covered boards,rather foxed throughout,, corners bumped.As the editor points out, 41 new recipes have been added.
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LYSONS, DANIEL & SAMUEL,
Buckinghamshire.
0. 1813. Full title: Magna Britannia; being a Concise Topographical Account of the Several Counties of Great Britain. Vol.I, Part III containing Buckingahamshire. London, 1813; [vi], pp.509-742, [ii], with folding map, minimally col'd, & 12 copper-engr. plates;.cont. cl. splash-mark on front cover, uncut; stitching completely broken at p. 496/7, v. sl. spotting; loosely inserted are the revised sheets of the "Additions and Corrections", a new version of pp. 683-728. The Buckinghamshire Part of the Lysons rare British topographical history. First Edition, plainly bound but completely uncut.
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MACDONALD, GEORGE,
At the Back of the North Wind.
0. 1871. London, Strahan & Co. 1871; viii, 378 pp. 13 pp. advertisements, with illustrations by Arthur Hughes; publisher's purple cloth, spine and front cover illustrated in gilt and black; neatly recased, spine laid down and minimally worn at extremities, boards somewhat dull and faded, the gilt on the picture inset in the front cover also faded, and partly rubbed away, rear board lightly stained or discoloured, contemporary gift inscription on half-title. First issue of the first edition of Macdonald's most-loved children's book.
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MACKINTOSH, JAMES
Vindiciae Gallicae: Defence of the French Revolution and Its English Admirers Against the Accusations of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke
. "Including some Strictures of the late production of Mons. de Calonne". London: G.G.J. & J.Robinson, 1791, "third edition, with additions"; [4] xiii + 342pp; quarter cloth (titled); top of spine/fr.joint v.sl.fraying, boards sl.marked, one child's pencilling, pages sl. rippled, but otherwise clean and well-preserved, with only hints of foxing. The first edition came out in 1791. In that same year ‘three editions came out and sold out, In the third and later editions Mackintosh added chapters on the 1791 Birmingham riots [ DL 2/1].
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MAGRATH, J.R.
Liber Obituarius Aulae Reginae in Oxonia [Or] the Obituary Book of Queen's College, Oxford. An Ancient Sarum Kalender with the Obits of the Founders and Benefactors of the College.
. Edited with introduction, notes, and appendixes by John Richard Magrath, D.D. Provost. Oxford, 1910; folio (14 x 9 in); xxxvi, 153pp (two edges uncut); main text cheifly in decorative coloured lettering; bound in publ. card covers (dust-marked); spine ends deeply chipped, small tears in edges of wrappers, bookplate of Cuthbert Rudyard Halsall on fr. paste-down endpaper, interior in very good condition. Rare. [ QUEEN'S COLLEGE ] .Facsimiles of the 14th Century Queens college Liturgical Calender with obituaries of the founders and factors of the college, with copious notes. The Kalendar part reproduced printed in green, red & black ink is among the oldest of the possession of Queen's College, Oxford. It is mentioned in the Statutes which the founder sealed on the 10th February, 1340-1. It contains the names of King Edward, Queen Philippa, and the rest of the benefactors, present and future, of the college,n etc.etc. Seems the first part was written c1295, then rewritten c1350 and then with pages of additions over the following 2-3 centuries. Text mostly English, obviously the 48 page Kalendar part that was originally hand written and here reproduced printed in green, red & black ink is in Latin or old English. But mostly English detailing the history and meaning including detailed research into many of the people mentioned.
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Keywords: Loft All Oxford Colleges Oxford University Medieval History Martyrology Manuscripts Holy Calenders

 
MALORY , SIR THOMAS ILLUSTRATED BY AUBREY BEARDSLEY
Le Morte D'arthur
Dent. Ill.: Beardsley. J. M. Dent & Co. Ltd. 1988 , a very fine and complete copy with the slip-case. ; IV, 538 p. [26] leaves of plates : ill. ; 31 cm. This edition is a fine facsimile of the fourth edition. weight 4 KG. ISBN 10: 0460078453 / ISBN 13: 9780460078450. (ISBN: 0460078453) .
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MANUSCRIPT
Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Oxford Free Press Company Limited.
. folio sized volume with the articles handwritten on vellum pages and signed by the solicitor. With list of names of the subscribers. full calf, rear board detached. A piece (the seal ?) has been cut out of the first page. Loosely inserted is the form of application for shares. (300 shares of GBP 10 each ) Ask for some pictures.
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MATZ, B.W., (COMPILER)
Character Sketches from Dickens Compiled with Foreword By B W Matz. Editor of the Dickensian. With an Introduction By Kate Perugini (Charles Dickens' Daughter) Illustrated By Harold Copping,
. Edition De Luxe limited to 1000 numbered copies of which this is number 182 signed by the illustrator, the compiler and the publisher Frontispiece is an engraving by J.C. Armytage from a photograph of Dickens taken in America in 1868 .Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, 1924, 147pp. large 4to sized book. In full dark brown leather with gilt titling on the spine and a raised title design and small portrait of Dickens on the front board. The fine coloured plates by Copping are tipped in. complete with the silk page marker. binding worn [ DR 7].
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MAUGHAM, WILLIAM SOMERSET, 1874 - 1965,
Typed Letter, a-5, Dated 23rd July 1952. Signed in Ink
. to Professor Jean Seznec, Oxford University. On note paper with the address Villa Mauresque. St. Jean - Cap Ferrat, A.M. He acknowledges receipt of Seznec's inaugural lecture.
¶ Maugham was born in Paris. He was noted as an expert storyteller and a master of fiction technique. An introverted child afflicted with a stammer, Maugham was orphaned at 10 and sent to live with his uncle, a vicar. Although he later studied medicine and completed his internship, he never practiced, having decided at an early age to devote himself to literature. He lived in grand style, spending much of his life on the French Riviera and traveling widely, particularly to East Asia and the South Pacific.
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MCCRIE, THOMAS
Life of John Knox, Containing Illustrations of the History of the Reformation in Scotland, with Biographical Notices of the Principal Reformers, and Sketches of the Progress of Literature in Scotland During the Sixteenth Century, to Which Is Subjoined an
. Appendix, Consisting of letters and other papers never before published. Edinburgh, John Ogle and William Blackwood; Glasgow, M. Ogle; London, J. Murray. R. Baldwin,, R.Ogle and T. Hamilton, 1812. First edition. XVII, [1] 582pp.+ unnumbered index. Half calf with marbeled paper covered boards, hinges and corners rubbed, text darkened end papers sl. foxed. ?Thomas McCrie was born in Duns in November 1772. After receiving his elementary education at the parish school, he was by the age of 15 to be found teaching in two local village schools. In 1788 he went to Edinburgh University, graduated, and went to teach in Brechin in May 1791, in a school connected to an Antiburgher congregation there. He was ordained in 1796, but was ejected from his pastorate, for his views, in 1809. In 1812 he published his life of John Knox, which has been described as 'a work of genius and erudition'. In 1813 he was made Doctor of Divinity, and was Professor of Divinity at Edinburgh from 1816 - 1818. His life of Andrew Melville was published in 1819. Thereafter he continued to write and publish other religious tracts. He died, in Edinburgh, on August 6th 1835. In Scottish ecclesiastical history proper, the palm must be assigned to an McCrie, an original seceder from the established church. Through his Life of John Knox (1812), as the subtitle of the book indicates, he sought to throw light upon the history of the Scottish reformation. It was followed by The Life of Andrew Melville, and the two books, which were supplemented by material belonging to a later period, became standard narratives of the greatest historical movement in Scottish national life. McCrie further contributed to the history of the reformation two less exhaustive works, on its progress and suppression in Italy and in Spain. Whether, had he carried out his design of a life of Calvin, it would have proved equal to his life of the great Scottish reformer, it is, of course, impossible to say; but few ecclesiastical historians were better qualified for essaying even so thorny a theme.(in: Cambr. his. of Engl. and Am. lit volume 15.
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METIVIER, GEORGES,
Rimes Guernesiaises
0. par un Câtelain. Londres: Simpkin Marshall, Guernesey: E.Barbet, n.d. [c. 1840 - 1850]; [vi], 224 pp. with wood-engraved frontispiece and 14 wood-engraved pictorial head-or tail-pieces; binder's buckram, plainly lettered on the spine; the penultimate page is torn in the margins, with loss of two or three words. Georges Métivier [1790 - 1881], known as "The Guernsey Burns", drew heavily on traditiional and oral material for his poems in the Guernsey patois, but he lived much of his life in exile. In the preface to the edition of his "Rimes guernesiaises" which we are offering, the poet rails against an edition that had been published in Guernsey a few years previously under the same title in his absence, and without his editorial imput or supervision: "L'auteur des RIMES GUERNESIAISES n'habitait plus l'ile lorsque parut, il y a quelques années, un recueil sous ce titre, dans lequel se trouvait introduites plusieurs pièces qui lui sont entièrement inconnues, ces morceaux étant composés dans un patois désagréable, et très-différent du dialecte si expressif, nerveux et sonore, de la gogenarde vingtaine des Carités". Judging by the paper of our edition, and by the style of the wood-engraved illustrations, the book we are offering is from about 1840 - 50; it is therefore probable that the edition from which Métivier wished to disassociate himself, and the dialect and content of which he here corrects, is the 1831 edition usually associated with him and usually seen as having met his approval. A 32-page glossary is included in the pagination. The frontispiece, an illustration to the poem "Lamentations de Damaris", shows figures in front of an old house in Rue de la Fontaine, the street where Métivier was born.
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MEYER, CONRAD FERDINAND,
Georg Jenatsch.
0. 1876. Eine alte Buendnergeschichte. Leipzig, 1876; 407pp.; cont. blind-stamped cloth, rebacked in matching cloth with old spine lettered in gilt laid down; ownership stamp on half-title.A good copy. First edition, scarce.
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Book number: IS00387
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MICHAELS , DAMIAN (CURATOR)
Fantastic Art Exhibition Catalogue 2001
. The Fantastic Art exhibition catalogue from the first show of its kind in Australia at the Orange Regional Art Gallery in regional New South Wales. Exhibition took place from 13 April - 20 May 2001. Curated by Damian Michaels and showcasing an international selection of fantastic and surreal based artworks from this curator's private collection. the artists in exhibition are all featured in this black and white A4 size 24 page offset printed catalogue and the are: Lukasz Banach /// David Becker /// Arik Brauer /// James Davis /// Patrick Delorme /// Jorgen Mahler Elbang /// Paul Freeman /// Ernst Fuchs /// Linda Gardner /// Daniel Geremus /// H.R. GIGER /// Alex Grey /// Peter Gric /// Daniel Hanequand /// Erik Heyninck (front cover artist) /// Richard Huck /// Stephen Kasner /// Norbert Kox /// Dominic Kulcsar /// Dina Lenkovic /// Laurie Lipton /// Brigid Marlin /// Tom McKee /// Freidrich Meckseper /// Damian Michaels /// Neil Moore /// Peter Proksch /// Phil Rubinov-Jacobson /// Geoffrey Ricardo /// De Es Schwertberger /// Olga Spiegel /// Felix Tuszynski /// Jan Peter Tripp /// Wayne Viney . format: large octavo, printed wrappers with colour illustration on front cover. immaculate copy, rare, long out of print.
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Book number: F2786
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MILLER, THOMAS,
English Country Life.
0. 1859. Consisting of Descriptions of Rural Habits, Country Scenery, and the Seasons. With nearly three hundred illustrations, by Birket Foster, Jihn Gilbert, William Harvey, etc. London, Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1859; xvi, 479pp. with very numerous illustrations; publisher's blue cloth, gilt to a design by John Leighton on spine and front cover, a.e.g.; front board a little discoloured or spotted towards the edge, lacking front endpaper, light marginal finger-mark on title-page. First edition. A fresh copy of another countryside treasury by this prolific author and enthusiastic lover of the English countryside. The illustrations for his books are often very good, if not exquisite, and this work is no exception.
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Book number: IS00615
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MILNE, A.A.
When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; the House at Pooh Corner
Methuen. London, Methuen & Co., 1924-1928. 4 volumes, sm-octavo. Bound in recent full morocco, in their respective original published colours, with gilt titles, the original Sheppard illustrations on the front boards embossed in gilt, gilt decoration and raised bands on spines, gilt rules to fronts and insides of the boards, 2 of the volumes have the original endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in a blue cloth covered protective slipcase. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard First Impressions, with the exception, as so often, of When We Were Very Young which is the 2nd editon December 1924 Ask for a more detailed description of this beautiful set..
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Book number: F1701
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HARLEIAN MISCELLANY -
A Selection from the Harleian Miscellany of Tracts, Which Principally Regard the English History, of Which Many Are Referred to By Hume
Kearsley. "A Selection of those Pieces which regard our own History, and which have been cheifly aranged in Chronological Order..the Volume contains in Quantity one-sixth of the Miscellany". C.&G.Kearsley, London, 1793; 4to; vii + 572pp; printed in double column; bound in new cloth; text sl. foxed and with a few pencillings, but otherwise in good condition. contents a.o: The life and death of Cardinal Wolsey, Henry 8th cited by the Pope, His love letters to Anne Boleyn, two from Anne Boleyn to Cardinal Wolsey and her last to Henry 8th The Beggars Petition against Popery, Life of Esses, Observations on Elizabeth 1st, Gowries conspiracy, a view of the reign of King Charles I, James 1st and the Civil War , Burning of London, Prince of Orange, King william III, [ RL 2/1 ].
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Keywords: Weblists Wim Meeuws Antiquarian Rare Eighteenth Century British History

 
MOSCHEROSCH, HANS-MICHAEL,
Wunderliche Und Wahrhaftige Gesichte
0. 1650. Philanders on Sittewald .. Erster Theil. Strassburg, bei Johan-Philipp Mulben und Josias Stadeln, MDCL [1650]; ca. 15.5 x 9.3 cm.; [l], 709. [xxiv] pp. with engraved additional title-page, 8 full-page copper-engraved plates, and 25 woodcut illustrations [one full-page]; contemporary vellum, with two straps with metal tongues that close around two 'pins' in the top board, large contemporary paper title-label on spine, written in bold Fraktura in black ink with the initials in red; binding aged, quite worn but firm, strong and complete, contents embrowned, very early ink ownership inscription beside the imprint on the printed title, small later book-plate on front paste-down. An early edition - cf. Dunnhaupt II, pp.1242-3 - of the first part of Moscherosch's adaptation of the "Visions" of Francisco de Quevedo. Among those who contributed prefatory poems are Harsdorffer, Hille, and Rist. The woodcuts first appeared in Wendel Rihels "Narrenspiegel" of 1549. An unusually well-preserved copy.
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Book number: IS00548
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OCHIAI, SIEKICHI AND HILDAHARU ONUMA
Japanese Archery: The Eight Rules Method and Equipment .
. Tokyo, Asahi Archery Equipment Co. 1961 , First printing. 36 pp. 47 ills. (photos and line drawings), 12mo, stapled in yellow card covers. Edges of wrappers sl. Yellowed. extremely rare.[ST].
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Keywords: Japan Martial Arts Judo Kendo Sumo

 
FAULKNER RAYMOND OLIVER
The Plural and Dual in Old Egyptian
. Bruxelles, Edition de la Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth, 1929, [2] 70pp. First Edition, Printed as a manuscript. 4to. Grey softcover. Chipped and yellowed edges, one of Faulkners early and rare studies under the guidance of Prof Alan Gardiner at University College London.
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Book number: FEG062
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ORTEL, H.,
Geistlicher Frauen-Zimmer Spiegel
0. 1664. aus alt und neuem Testament/ an vierzig erleuchteten Frauen in schoenen und lieblichen Geschichten / nutzlichen Erinnerungen/ andaechtigen Gebeten/ und Himmelauffliegenden Herzenseufzern weiblichem Geschlecht zum Schaz der Gottseligkeit vorgestellet durch Hieronimus Orteln/ von Augsburg. welchen neulichst M. Jacob Behme/ Pfarrer in Zweinitz verbessert: der anizo mit seel-erquikenden Bluemlein meistzenteils des woledlen /u. Johann Ristens/ wenig anderer beruemter Reimdichter bestreuet ueber den Gewissenlosen Roschischen Nachdruck hin und wieder verbessert: und mit 46 kuenstlichen Kupferstueken verzieret .. [Two parts in one volume] Frankfurt in Georg Muellers Verlag MDCLXIV [1664]; 12o (c. 5 x 11 cm.); [ii] [xviii], 766, [xviii] pp, with 44 copper-engraved plates, and engraved title-page to Part Two (the pagination is continuous); contemporary binding in dark pink velvet, with traces of a floral pattern, burnished endpapers, and two intricately-worked silver-plated clasps (complete and in full working order), gilt and gauffered edges; covers worn in places, with a few splits, very small brown stain with minute hole on p. 407/8; a very good, very well-preserved copy. A work very popular in its day, offering comfort but also instruction, or comfort usually in the form of instruction, and prayers, for women in whatever situations or tribulations they might experience in a very violent period of German history. It was obviously intended, and used, for devotion and meditation at home rather than in Church. In an informative blog for the University of Pennsylvania Dr Elisabeth Esser Braun, who had donated her copy of the 1708 edtion of this book to the university, refers also to a longer study by Ferdinand van Ingen, "Frauentugend und Tugendexempel . Zum Frauenspiegel des Hieronymus Ortelius und Philip von Zesens Biblischen Frauenportaets", in "Barocker Lust-Spiegel. Studien zur Literatur des Barock", (Amsterdam, 1984). We cannot ascertain whether our edition is the first to contain the additional poems by diverse authors, particularly Johannes Rist [known by some of his contemporaries as "Nordischer Apoll], but the title-page implies it is. The binding, with its 17th century-crafted silver-plated clasps and gauffered edges, is a delightful and uncommon survival. The engravings mostly show women of the Bible, whose lives and example inspire the separate chapters of the text.
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Book number: IS002336
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Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Theology German 17th Century Bindings Bibliophile German Baroque Literature Women's Studies Johannes Rist

 
OWEN, RODERIC,
The Golden Bubble.
0. 1957. Arabian Gulf Documentary. London, Collins, 1957; 255 pp. with frontispiece, map, and 8 photographic illustrations on four plates; publisher's cloth; lacking the dust-wrapper. A very good copy of the first edition, with signed inscription on the title page by the author: "To darling Mary, this Golden Bubble by with and from Roderick Owen, Years later - 1981". ["Mary" is Mary Stanley Smith, an Oxford friend of the author's, to whom he also refers cryptically in the text on page 90: "Mary and her house in Ship Street, and the characters to be encountered there". There is a pencil spelling correction in her hand to a word on page 172 and 194.] A personal account of a prolonged visit to the Persian Gulf in the second half of the Nineteen-Fifties, undertaken specifically to write the book. The places described include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with accounts of encounters with many of the powerful, and of friendships, Arab and British. In Abu Dhabi he hunts with falcons as a guest of Sheikh Shakhbut. An interesting association copy of a rare book.
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Book number: IS002046
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 574 US$ 650.68 | JP¥ 73894]
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Keywords: Ianweb Middle East Bahrain Kuwait Qatar Dubai Persian Gulf Travel Arab Culture Falconry Signed Books Presentation Copies

 
LA CURNE DE SAINTE-PALAYE
Memoires Sur L'ancienne Chevalerie
0. 1781. consideree comme un etablissement politique et militaire. Nouvelle edition, augmentee d'un volume. Three volumes, Paris, 1781; xii, 391, 320, xvi, 456pp.; cont. light green paper-covered boards, spines simply decorated with gilt rules and bay-leaves, gilt meander rule to boards, yellow silk markers; spines faded & rubbed at head and tail, with loss of green paper, extremities also rubbed, including corners (mostly just the tips), small typographical bookplates of Otto A. Hirth, very small 19th. C. oval lib. stamp at foot of title-pages. A key study of the subject which influenced generation upon generation of antiquaries, scholars, and poets, augmented in this edition, including a long essay (c.250pp.) "Memoires historiques sur la Chasse".Some passages in this particular set have been whitened with chalk, making them a little harder to read but not illegible; we could have had these chalk marks removed but, we surmise that they may have been made in preparing a new edition of the work, and did not wish to detract from its historical and bibliographical value. Rare.
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