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ALLENBY
Autograph Letter, 2 Pages , 12 Lines. 178 X 133 Mm. , Signed Allenby
. From 24 Wetherby Gardens, S.W. 5, not dated, just 9th March to unknown correspondent (My dear ??? ) He mentions a stay in Patagonia, got some good salmon, This letter must be dated some time from 1928 onwards when Allenby lived in Wetherby Gardens, having relinquished the grace-and-favour residence of Deal Castle in Kent.
¶ Field Marshal Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, GCB, GCMG, GCVO (1861 - 1936), English soldier and British Imperial Governor. He fought in the Second Boer War and also in the First World War, in which he led the British Empire's Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign against the Ottoman Empire in the conquest of Palestine during which he commanded T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia").
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Book number: F3150
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Keywords: Letters Manuscripts First World War Turkey Middle East Syria

 
BAYLEY, JOHN
Iris. A Memoir of Iris Murdoch.
. Duckworth, 1998, 189pp. hardback in d/j in pristine condition. Signed: With best wishes from John Bayley & Iris in ink across the title page. And with a handwritten postcard from Iris Murdoch , 13 lines. Signed , sent in 1965 . (ISBN: 0715629328) .
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Book number: F0248
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists Signaturebook Signed Books Oxford Memoirs Iris Murdoch 0715629328

 
BEETS, NICOLAAS
Gedichten. 4 Delen
. Volledige uitgave naar tijdsorde gerangschikt en opnieuw herzien. 4 delen. Leiden, A.W. Sijthoff, deel 1 misschien 1e druk, delen 2-4 5e druk.[ ca. 1895] gebonden in rood linnen met zwarte opdruk. Met persoonlijke opdracht van Maria Elisabeth Beets ( 1844 - 1918 ) één van de dochters van de schrijver, gedateerd 4 Augustus 1903 , (bijna 5 maanden na de dood van Beets) gesigneerd.
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Book number: F3201
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Keywords: Nederalndse Literatuur Dutch Literature Rare Signed

 
BRIDGE, ANN,
And Then You Came.
0. 1948. A Novel. London, Chatto & Windus, 1948; 319, [i]pp.; publisher's turquoise cloth boards, dust wrapper; spine and boards faded at top and bottom, endpapers a little spotted, a few very small brown spots to edges of cloth boards; chip at top of dust-wrapper with loss affecting the first two words of the title on the spine, and top of front panel to a lesser degree, and a few brown spots and very short splits or tears on dust-wrapper. A good presentation copy of the first edition, boldly inscribed by the author in ink on the front free endpaper: "Dr Paul Jacobsthal - in gratitude for much help and kindness - from Ann Bridge".The dust-wrapper was designed by Irene Hawkins.
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Book number: IS002237
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BURGER, G.A.,
Balladen
0. 1919. Munchen , Hans von Weber, 1919; [iv], 132 pp. with lithograph illustrations;by Franz Kolbrrand; publisher's paper-covered boards with title-piece; sometime rebacked with suitable blue-grey board, original printed title mounted; edges of boards worn with tiny hole in covering-paper, extreme outer edge of lower corners slightly bumped, one or two small spots; loosely inserted the separately-printed but simultaneously issued: Gottfried August Buerger. Nachwort zu seinen Balladen von Erich Ebstein. Muenchen 1920, Hans von Weber Verlag [30pp.]. 9th "Dreiangeldruck", printed in a limited edition, as is recorded in the colophon: "Dieses ist Nummer 32 der Vorzugausgabe". Signed by the artist, F.Kolbrand.
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Book number: IS002331
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CANTIMORI, DELIO,
Italienische Haeretiker
0. 1949. der Spaetrenaissance. Deutsch von Werner Kaegi. Basel, 1949; xiv, 509 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's cloth; spine slightly faded, corners of boards and of a few pages minimally bumped. The first edition in German, prepared in 1942 but not published until after the war. An fine association copy, bearing in the top margin of the title page a warm signed inscription in Italian by the the author to the late Professor Edgar Wind (1900 - 1971), Oxford Professor of the History of Art, celebrating the renewal of their old friendship: " a Edgar Wind con antica e felicemente rinnovata amicizia il suo D. Cantimori. Roma 1950".
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Book number: IS002119
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Keywords: Ianweb Association Copies Signed Books German Italian History Religion Renaissance Reformation Theology

 
CARR, J[AMES] L[OYD]
The First Saturday in May; an Echo of a Shropshire Lad
. The Tern Press, Shropshire, 1993. Hardcover. First book Edition, limited to 140 numbered copies printed on Lana paper and signed by the publishers, Nicholas and Mary Parry. Landscape small8vo. Unpaginated. Decorated boards. Illustrated with eight black and white wood engravings from drawings and photographs taken at various villages on the first Saturday in May, 1993,by Nicholas Parry. In fine state. No dust wrapper, as issued. A delightful account of the first village cricket match of the 1936 season and the train journey to and from the game. Carr's story was first printed in the cricketing anthology 'Fine Glances', issued three years previously. White and green pictorial paper over boards. Title in red on front cover and spine. outer edge untrimmed. Textured green end papers A charming book on cricket. delightful little story by J.L Carr recalling a match he played at Bridgenorth in Worcestershire in 1936. Strangely, this attractive item is not widely known. Byron Rogers wrote a highly acclaimed biography of JL Carr , but the First Saturday in May is not shown in the list of books written by Carr. It also escaped the attention of Stephen Gibbs in Post Padwick. J.L. Carr. 1912-1994, was one of the great polymaths of the twentieth century, putting his hand to teaching, travelling, novels, and social history, and even serving a stint as a photographer for the R.A.F. Famed for his eccentricity, he went through six publishers, one for each novel he wrote, until he formed his own Quince Tree Press. This is a beautiful and wistful account of a half-remembered pre-war cricket match: 'At least two of us would die in fixtures even then tentatively arranged for our generation." 1993 . Loosely inseted is a handwritten letter by Mary Parry dated 11-9-2004. also herewith: 2 signed etchings in sepia by Nicholas Parry measuring 100 x 150 mm for the actual etchings both mounted and protected by cellophane.
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Book number: 091849-13
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DE COSTER, CHARLES,
Die Geschichte Von Ulenspiegel Und Lamme Goedzak Und Ihren HeldenmäßIgen Fröhlichen Und Glorreichen Abenteuern Im Lande Flanden Und Anderwärts. Deutsch Von Karl Wolfskehl. Mit Holzschnitten Von Frans Masereel. 2 Volumes
. München, Kurt Wolff, (1926). With a frontispiece and 150 partly full-page original woodcuts and 18 woodcut initials by Frans Masereel. XLIII, (1), 496, (2) pp.; (6), 534, (6) pp. First edition, printed in 1600 copies. This is one of 1500 unnumbered copies. The woodcuts were printed from the original blocks. Text sl. darkened. In full calf with 5 raised bands on the spines. On page [1] Arnold Frank, the film producer has written an 18 line poem in ink, dated 24th May 1928 and signed Arnold Franck. this is followed by the signature Leni Reifenstahl (as opposed to Riefenstahl) corners of binding very slightly rubbed.
¶ Arnold Fanck ( 1889 - 1974, a pioneer of the German mountain film. LENI RIEFENSTAHL, [Helene Bertha Amalie] (1902 - 2003) A very unique set [ DR 6-7 ].
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Book number: F1942
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DIEFFENBACH, P.,
Ueber Den Gott Cautopates
0. und seine Beziehung zum Mithdrasdienste, nebst Nachrichten ueber einige zu Friedberg gefundenen und dahin einschlagenden Alterthuemer.[Archiv. d. hist. Vereins, 6.Bd. 2. Heft]. Off-print, no place, no date [c. 1845]; pp. 243 - 262, with folding lithogrphed plate; cont. blue sugar-paper wrappers, bookplate of Bibliotheca Lindesiana on front paste-down; slight foxing; Inscribed and signed by the author on the front wrapper. Dieffenbach relates the history of scholarly aluusions to a god "Cautopates" being revered in the Roman empire, although there had been scant evidence, and here writes up the unearthing of his image with an inscription during construction work on the railway station in Friedberg. He takes Cautopates to be another name for Mithras, shown on the folding plate with his cap.
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Book number: IS002330
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Keywords: Ianweb Mithras Latin Ancient Rome Mythology Roman Religion Comparative Religion German Signed Books

 
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

 
GALLICO, PAUL
A Miracle in Wilderness. A Story for Christmas.
. Illustrated by Jane & Anne Grahame-Johnstone. Oxford, Mouette Press, 1975. Printed by the Whittington Press, in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Paul Gallico. This is one of the 50 copies which were numbered M1 - M50. Printed on an 1848 Columbian press, on mould made paper from St Cuthbert's Mill. embossed cloth binding in protective white plain d/j. gilt top edge. Fine copy.( private press ). (ISBN: 0904845001) .
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Book number: F3162-4
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Wim Meeuws Sch1 Gallico English Literature Bibliophile Private Press Limited Editions Christmas Noel Kerstmis Weihnachten Natale Natali 0904845001

 
GANZO, ROBERT,
Du Dancing Ou le Danseur Sentimental
. Paris 1930; 108pp. with frontispiece and vignette by Marcel Vertes; publisher's printed wrappers. An excellent copy of the first edition, with a full-page signed inscription by the author on the half-title page. The edition was limited to 330 copies in all, of which this is No. 124, on velin de Rives.
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Book number: IS002354
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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
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Catalogue: Spanish
Keywords: Spain Spanish Literature Rare

 
GUIZOT, F.P.G.,
Discours Academiques
Didier. 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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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Signed Copies French History French Literature Association Copies Nineteenth Century Antiquarian Rare Charlotte Mary Yonge Religious Education Religion Protestantism

 
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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Book number: F3126
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