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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM
Venus and Adonis
. Paris, Harrison of Paris. 1930. This is the unauthorized facsimile reprint of number 307 of the 440 copies printed on Arches vellum paper of the limited edition of 475 copies of which the original was signed by the designer Monroe Wheeler and printed by Ducros & Colas. This copy is a reprint produced in the USA, but without any further details of the "pirate" printer. Yale university's Beinecke room, where the press' papers are held do mention this reprint. [ Harrison of Paris, YCAL MSS 148 ] In 1979 Horace Hart wrote an article on this unauthorized reprint. Paper wrappers, the edges of the text are very sl. darkened. [DR 2 ]( private press ).
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SLONIMSKI, ANTONI,
Alarm.
0. London, M.I.Kolin, n.d. [1940?]; 32pp.; publisher's stiff paper wrappers; cont. ownership entry of Robert Auty, dated 1940, on front flyleaf, traces of a paper-clip having been fixed to the lower margin of the final page. First Edition of this sequence of Polish poems, written in Wrzesien and Lipiec from 1939 to 1940 and published in exile. Loosely inserted are five further poems by Slonimski cut out of a war-time exile periodical or paper.
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SOLZHENITSYN, A.,
Awgust Tschtyrnadzatogo
0. 1971. Paris, YMCA-Press, [1971]; 576 pp. including two maps at the end; original printed wrappers; front wrapper slightly dust-marked and very slightly creased at top, rear wraper creased, edges a little spotted. The scarce first edition [in Russian] of "August 1914".
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THE SOUTH AFRICAN PHOTO-PUBLISHING COMPANY, CAPE TOWN
Photographs of South Africa, Comprising Representative Views of Its Cities, Streets, Churches, Parliament Houses, Public Buildings, Statues, Memorials, Houses
. Huts, Lighthouses, Harbours; its Diamond Mindes, Goldmines, Railways, Ships, Farms, Plantations; its Scenery, Rivers, Mountains, Karoo, Tropical Vegetation, Waterfalls, Social Life, Scenes on the " Veld," Natives, Besides a large number of Instantaneous Photographs shewing the everyday life of the People in the various States. Collected from Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Basutoland, Zululand, Swaziland Delagoa Bay, etc. The largest and most perfect Collection of Photographs of South Africa ever published. Each picture carefully and accurately described. With 100 plates with descriptive letter press; Cape Town, The South African Photo-Publishing Company , 1894, Sold by subscription only. Landscape format measuring 275 x 210 mm. the b/w photographs in yellow borders, printed single-sided with the explanations on separately inserted pages opposite. The photographers include J. Gribble, Fripp, Caney. Original full brown leather, the title gilt-embossed on the upper board (padded) This front also has the initials E.R. gilt embossed in the bottom right corner; spine with raised bands in gilt, all edges gilt; dedication in ink dated Oct. 1895 on blank page preceding half title, Binding with rubbed corners and spine edges and top and bottom, but all in all a fine copy, rare in this state.
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SPALDING, J. W.
The Japan Expedition. Japan and Around the World
. An Account of Three Visits to the Japanese Empire with Sketches of Madeira, St. Helena, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Ceylon, Singapore, China, and Loo-Choo. New York: Redfield, 1855. First edition. With 8 tinted lithograph plates. 8vo, original blue cloth gilt. 377, 2 pp. Binding a bit soiled, some foxing to the plates and endpapers and occasionally to the text, front flyleaf torn, copyright page and Preface browned from a newspaper clipping. A good copy of a scarce book. Spalding served for two and a half years as commander's clerk on board the "Mississippi," the flagship of Matthew Perry's expedition to Japan, and his book gives a personal, first-hand account of the voyage. The plates depict two Japanese in traditional dress; a view of the Cape of Good Hope; a scene in Ceylon; a scene in Loo Choo (Korea) with inhabitants in typical dress; a view of a junk in China; a scene near Yedo; a view of Mount Fuji; and a view of the harbor at Dezima. The appendix includes sailing directions for several eastern ports. Not in Smith, "American Travellers Abroad." [ WB 4].
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SPEKE JOHN HANNING ,
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. With Map and Portraits, and Numerous Illustrations Chiefly from Drawings By Captain Grant.
Cutayar Africa Travel Rare. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 2nd edition. 1864. Very thick 8vo. XXXI, 658pp, frontispiece showing speke standing, plates. In a recent green cloth, while preserving some of the original binding, new title label with gilt lettering. Folding map in linen pocket at the rear, new dark green end papers. Solid copy .[ DR 6 ].
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ST. AMAND, GEORGE,
An Historical Essay
0. 1725. on the Legislative Power of England. Wherein the Origin of Both Houses of Parliament , their Ancient Constitution, and the Changes that have happened in the persons that compos'd them .. are related in a chronological order .. London, for Tho. Woodward, 1725; [viii], 198, [xviii], [iv] pp.; contemporary panelled calf, professionally rebacked with bands and simple blind ornament, maroon lettering-piece, antique-style endpapers; corners of boards split and rubbed, with slight loss, first gathering a little loose. A good copy of the first edition.
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STAEL-HOLSTEIN, A.L.G.NECKER, MME DE
Corinna
0. 1810. ossia L'Italia. Six volumes bound in three, Napoli, Angelo Trani, 1810; 6mo (c. 9 x 14 cm.); cont. half calf, spines gilt-ruled with ornament in blind, double red morocco labels; rubbed and worn, some headbands or tailbands a little chipped. An attractive set, each volume with the book-binder's ticket of Thomas Rigden of Dover [Ramsden, p. 140 (also half calf, gilt)], and the slightly later ownership entry on the title-pages "Frampton, Malta, 1828". 1810 was the notorious year in the author's life when her newly completed "De l'Allemagne", though passed by the Paris censor, was nevertheless seized and suppressed. This may possibly have have been the occasion for the Naples publisher to issue the romance "Corinne", which was first published in Italian in Firenze, in 1808.
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STANLEY, HENRY,
In Darkest Africa Or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. Third Edition. 2 Volumes
. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1890. XV,529; XV,472pp. 8vo, 3 folding mapS (2 with small repaired tears, ); 15 plates and 150 woodcut illus. in the text; some light spotting to first and last few pages. A very good set in the original pictorial red cloth gilt, gray and black embossed binding , solid set, colopurs of binding well preserved, top/bottom spines bent with small creases, corners sl. worn.
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STUDER, CLAIRE [CLAIRE GOLL],
Der Gläserne Garten.
0. 1919. Zwei Novellen [Die Neue Reihe Band 17]. München, Roland-Verlag Dr. Albert Mundt, 1919; 44, [iv] pp.; publisher's terracotta-coloured wrappers, printed title-label; wrappers worn at edges with short closed tear, short splits in spine, c. 3 cm. loss at base of spine, slight loss at head, label spotted, small neat contemporary ownerhip stamp of Dr. Sophie Rosenzweig on title-page. First Edition. The printed dedication is to her future husband, Ivan Goll.
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SWIFT, JONATHAN, AND OTHERS,
The Examiners
0. for the Year 1711. To which is prefix'd A Letter to the Examiner. London .. for John Morphew .. and A.Dodd.. 1712; xvi, 306pp. [12 pp.] index, [2 pp.] adverts; 12mo; contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, red leather lettering-piece; binding used and worn, front hinge split but firmly held on the strings, splits in rear hinge, trace of older tape along inner margin of front paste-down, early name - "Edwart Jones, Bafonwen" at top of rear free endpaper. "The Examiner" included contributions by Swift, who took over the editorship. According to Hawkesworth, in Volume VII of his 1760 edition of Swift's Works, Swift's own contributions were Nos 13 - 44. This volume reprinted the periodical in a handy form for contemporary readers, and provides the modern reader with part of the context of Swift's papers. As the printer writes: "It is conceived, That altho' these Papers were writ for the Public Service, upon Incidents, as they daily happened; yet in them are treated several Subjects, which may be of general and lasting Use. Neither perhaps will Posterity be unwilling to see several Observations made, and Facts related, concerning the late Disposition of Affairs, which they will probably meet nowhere else ..".
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TAYLOR, MICHEAL & BROCARD SEWELL
Saint Dominic's Press. A Bibliography 1916-1937. With a Memoir By Susan Falkner, an Introduction By Brocard Sewell, a Preface By Michael Taylor, and an Appendix By Adrian Cunningham.
. Lower Marston, Risbury, Whittington Press, 1995, Small quarto. [VIII]180 pp. With 24 plates./facsimiles. (mostly tipped-in). Indexes. the total edition was 400 copies, this is number 48 of the 100 copies bound in quarter Oasis and brown paper covered printed boards.27x20cm, The tipped-in facsimile specimen pages are from St Dominic's press items, plus colour and b/w photographic plates, and an introduction by Susan Falkner, Hilary Pepler's daughter. with a printed device on the front cover and gilt title to spine, with a separate portfolio of specimen pages from St Dominic's press books in quarter bound in russet cloth with brown paper over boards, plus a separate facsimile copy of 'Daisy and Marguerite' in quarter bound in grey cloth and grey paper covered boards i, all in a brown paper-covered slipcase with cloth to top and bottom edges. Taylor and Sewell's most comprehensive bibliography of the St Dominic's Press, with a generous provision of specimen pages together with copious additional material in this lavish special edition as noted above. The specimen pages in the book are facsimiles, however they are letterpress rather than photolitho reproductions, printed with type reset by the Whittington Press. In contrast, the portofolio specimen pages are original leaves printed at St Dominic's Press. This copy contains two items in the Portfolio: four pages from 'Horae Beatae Virginis' and a leaf from 'Lectiones ad Matutinam' - a label inside the front cover of the portfolio notes that only 'about half' of the special edition copies contain the latter item. A wonderful immaculate cop in slipcase( private press ).
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VETUS TESTAMENTUM
He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hebdomekonta = Vetus Testamentum Ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum : Juxta Exemplar Vaticanum Ex Editione Holmesii Et Lamberti Bos. Editio Nova
. Londini : In ædibus Valpianis. Venit apud Longman et soc.; Baldwin et soc.; Whittaker et soc.. [& 4 other firms], [1829?] [3] 908pp. COPAC DESCRIBES AS FOLLOWS: An edition of the Sixtine text [originally published Rome, 1587], reprinted apparently from the editions of L. Bos [publ. Franequerae, 1709] and Holmes-Parsons [publ. Oxonii, 1798-1827]. The title is not dated. Horne and others give the date as 1819; if this is correct, the editor .. cannot have used more than the first two volumes of the Holmes-Parsons edition, since the third appeared in 1823 .. The book seems to have been reissued more than once, and certainly some copies are later than 1819" (D. & M.) Reference: Darlow & Moule 4791. The first 6 words of the title are in Greek script. This issue included advertisement for the Classical Journal for June 1829, as "just published", so probably was published in that year. Contents: p. [i]-iv, title-page and list of books; p. [1]-905, Greek text (printed in 2 columns, without notes);, the advertisements, pp. 907-908 are missing. Other Names: Bos, Lambert, 1670-1717, Holmes, Robert, 1748-1805. In full red calf leather binding, finely gilt-decorated on spine and boards. Gilt edges all around. 4 lines written in ink on f.e.p. and one line on last blank. First 4 pp. foxed, leather of the corners and top/bottom spine rubbed. Altogether a fine copy of this rare edition. Our copy: [4] 905pp. lacks the 2 pages with adverts.
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THOMSEN, VILHELM,
The Relations between Ancient Russia
0. 1877. and Scandinavia, and the Origin of the Russian State. Three Lectures delivered at the Taylor Institution, Oxford, in May, 1876 .. Oxford and London, 1877; viii, 150, [ii blank], 16pp. publisher's list; publisher's cloth boards, dec. in black; lacking spine, cont. ownership entry "W.R Morfill" [?] and "to F.A. Dale" on half-title. Rare.
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THOMSON, THOMAS,
An Attempt to Establish
0. 1825. the First Principles of Chemistry by Experiment. Volume I [only, of two]. London, 1825; iii - xxiv, 478 pp.; contemporary half calf, spine very worn, hinges split but sewing firm; a two or three contemporary pencil marginalia in the earlier pages. Volume One only, of two. Lacking the half-title.
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THOMSON, JAMES
The Seasons
. W. Suttaby, Stationers Court. 1808. Frontis & Illustrated title page. On the front board the year 1807 is printed. Includes, The Life of Thomson. XIV, [3], 18-168 pages. Interior remains tight and complete. No backstrip. size: 80 x 149 mm. in the original brown paper covered printed boards (corners bumped )
¶ James Thomson (11 September 1700 - 27 August 1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright, known for his masterpiece The Seasons and the lyrics of Rule, Britannia!. He wrote Spring in 1728 and finally Autumn in 1730, when the set of four was published together as The Seasons. During this period he also wrote other poems, such as to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton, and his first play, The Tragedy of Sophonisba (1729). The latter is best known today for its mention in Samuel Johnson's Lives of the English Poets, where Johnson records that one 'feeble' line of the poem - "O, Sophonisba, Sophonisba, O!" was parodied by the wags of the theatre as, "O, Jemmy Thomson, Jemmy Thomson, O!".
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TOTTENHAM, GEORGE L.,
Charlie Villars at Cambridge.
0. 1868. In Two Volumes. London, 1868; viii, 316, 348, [16pp. publisher's catalogue]; publisher's reddish-brown boards, dark blue-green endpapers; bindings rubbed, spines somewhat fingered, head and tailbands rubbed and partly missing, title pages slightly foxed; Volume I: splits in joints, and a horizontal split, without further loss, in spine, corners worn, stitching loose, inner hinges split; Volume II: head and tailbands as described, inner hinges split, but corners less worn and generally firm. First Edition. A rare novel of life - largely undergaraduate life - at Cambridge in the 1860s.
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TREVELYAN, HERBERT,,
Snatches from Oblivion. ,
0. 1827. Being the Remains of the Late Herbert Trevelyan Esq. edited by Piers Shafton Gent. London, Hurst, Chance & Co. 1827. xviii, 256pp. with engraved title-page and six plates; contemporary chocolate-coloured diced calf, spine richly gilt, gilt border to boards ("Wilson. 88 Royal Exchange"); the etched plates spotted and embrowned, one gathering (F5/pp. 105-108) detached but present; The "Introductory Sketch" has been misbound before the "Advertisement" and "List of Contents". A very rare collection of poems, stories, and sketches. We assume Plate I is the engraved title-page; Plate V is bound at the beginning as frontispiece. In checking the dates of the the artist, Robert Seymour, (1798-1836 ) we found that this work is attributed in Thieme/Becker's Lexicon of Artists to "Beck"; certainly the author's and ediitor's names appear to be a smokescreen. The binder's ticket on the front pastedown read "Wilson. 88 Royal Exchange. London. Books Maps &c. for exportation". Ramsden, "London Bookbinders" (1956) lists this [John] Wilson at page 151, taking Willson's second business address, from London Directories. In several ways a very rare book.
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VILLON, FRANCOIS,
Le Débat Du Cueur Et Du Corps de Villon En Forme de Ballade. The Dispute of the Heart and Body of François Villon
. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With linocuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. Printed in red and black. One of the 26 copies marked A - Z.( private press ).
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VILLON, FRANCOIS,
Le Débat Du Cueur Et Du Corps de Villon En Forme de Ballade. The Dispute of the Heart and Body of François Villon
. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With lino cuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. One of the 8 copies bound in quarter calf leather printed on antique medium laid paper with an extra copy of the frontispiece signed by the artist on Natsume paper bound in.( private press ).
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VOLZ, DR. ADOLPH
Die Durch Kothsteine Bedingte Durchbohrung Des Wurmfortsatzes, Die Verkannte Ursache Einer Gefährlichen Peritonitis Und Deren Behandlung Mit Opium
Mueller. Müller'schen Hofbuchhandlung, Carlsruhe, 1846; [4] + 123pp; one plate; bound in half morooco with raised bands dec. in gilt, (endpapers of later date); leather corners missing, min.wear to other extremities, fr. pastedown sl.chafed, t.p. sl.browned, hint of foxing, otherwise good.[DR-1].
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WALCH, J.G.
Einleitung in Die Philosophie. 2 Volumes.
. Einleitung in die Philosophie or Introduction to Philosophy was intended by Walch to be a companion to the earlier Lexicon, as the full title suggests: Introduction to Philosophy, Which Explains All Its Parts, Indicates their Proper Connections, and Gives an Account of the Origin and History of Each Discipline, Especially for Use with the Philosophical Lexicon. Divided into three parts, the Einleitung contains extensive historical introductions to philosophical disciplines throughout the ages. The first part examines the "Character of Philosophical Cognition". The second deals with the "Disciplines" of philosophy, namely logic, metaphysics, natural philosophy, ethics, doctrine of virtue, philosophy of law, and political philosophy, and the third concerns "Philosophical Secrets" or the teaching on the mind (Geist) or souls. Much of Walch's philosophy is reminscent of Kant and some philosophers have argued that he should be counted as one of Kant's predecessors. This reprint will provide academics with important evidence to analyse this issue and the opportunity to fully understand the relationship between the two strands of the German Enlightenment, initiated by its two "founders", Christian Thomasius and Christian Wolff. First published in 1727, this reprint is of the rare third improved edition (1738) which contains an extensive index. Now reprinted in two volumes, with an introduction by Manfred Kuehn, this valuable work provides a succinct and systematic account of philosophy. 2001, 818pp. Fine hardback set. No dustwrapper as issued. Mint condition still shrink-wrapped.
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WAUGH, EVELYN, .
Labels.
0. 1930. A Mediterranenan Journal. London, Duckworth, 1930; 206 pp, [ + 1blank leaf ], with frontispiece from a drawing by the author, double-page route map, sketch map on one page of text, and three plates; publisher's blue cloth, illustrated dust-wrapper designed by Henry Lamb; ligh fading along top and bottom edges of boards and spine, a few tiny spots om rear endpapers; dust-wrapper price-clipped, a little darkened, minimally spotted, and a little rubbed at extremities, and chipped with loss at head of its spine, the loss extending to a maximum of about one inch from the top down one side of the spine and otherwise much smaller, losing half the letter "h" at the end of "Waugh";. A very good copy of the first impression of the first edition of a book extremely hard to find in fine condition or with a good dust-wrapper. The fading at the top of the spine corresponds to the obviously old chip in the dust-wrapper, which has since been protected with (unattached) transparent film and an (unattached) backing of old nearly-matching cream-coloured paper. Neither the film nor the backing paper are in any way attached to the wrapper or the book. A very desirable copy.
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WERNER , Z (BUT NOT MENTIOPNED) [ FRIEDRICH LUDWIG ZACHARIAS WERNER ]
Martin Luther Oder Die Weihe Der Kraft. Eine Tragödie Vom Verfasser Der Söhne Des Thales
. Berlin, bei Johann Daniel Sander, 1807, XXI, (5), 381pp. Engraved frontispiece shows Luther with his wife, subtitled "Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott" + 5 further engraved plates in the text, folding plate at the end. This is a musical score of " Theresens Sehnsucht" by Bernhard Anselm Weber. Paper covered boards with green linen spine (one edge worn, linen corners, one corner worn. First edition of the first Luther drama in German literature. Werner disclaimed this work after becoming a Roman Catholic with "Die Weihe der Unkraft" It became his largest success however and was performed for the first time in Berlin in 1806. It also causes controversies . At the request of Wilhelm II and also caused by criticism in the Spenerschen Zeitung" the play was stopped after 15 Performances. E. T. A. Hoffmann was friends with Werner in his youth and later in Warsaw. - - see: Goedeke VI, 94, 4; Voerster, Hoffmann-Forschungen S. 102f. Wilpert-G.7. Slg. Borst 1064. Houben, Verbotene Literatur II, 571-599.
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WEYL, HERMANN,
Was Ist Materie?
0. 1924. Zwei Aufsatze zur Naturphilosophie. Mit 7 Abbildungen. Berlin, Julius Springer, 1924; 88pp.; publisher's printed wrappers; tiny chip of about 1cm. missing at foot of spine. First edition.
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