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HOFFMANN, FELIX
Das Hohe Lied and : Felix Hoffmann. Seine Arbeit Im Buch, in Glas, Auf Der Wand
. Das Hohe Lied . Zürich und Stuttgart, Flamberg, 1964. Mit 22 (10 ganzs.) Orig.-Farbholzschnitten Von Felix Hoffmann. (24) Bll. 4to. Orig.-HPgt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 1 von 400 numerierten Exemplaren, im Impressum vom Künstler signiert, der ebenfalls das Einbandpapier schuf. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung der Zürcher Bibel. Typografische Gestaltung Max Caflisch. - Dieses Exemplar unnumeriert hors commerce aus der Bibliothek des Hamburger Verlegers Friedrich Wittig. Tadelloses Exemplar in Schuber. Siehe Wendland 50. AND: Henning Wendland und Guido Fischer: Felix Hoffmann. Seine Arbeit im Buch, in Glas, auf der Wand. Aarau und Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Sauerlaender, 1971, Erschienen zum 60. Geburtstag von Felix Hoffmann, der die Gestaltung des Buches besorgte. Mit einem speziell für dieses Buch geschaffenen, lose beiliegenden signierten Farbholzschnitt; dieser wurde von den Originalstöcken abgezogen. - 4°, mit zahlreichen teils farbigen Abbildungen. 22x29, Geb Schutzumschlag. ca. 118 Seiten unpaginiert und einer Karte mit Text " mit bestem Dank zurueck" signiert und datiert 13.4.1970 [an den Verleger Friedrich Wittig] Dazu Ausschnitt aus der Welt vom 21.12.1964 ueber Felix Hoffmann, ebenfalls ueber sein Leben von Arianna Giachi zum Tode des Kuenstlers am 11.7.1975, ein Angebot des Flamberg Verlag Zuerich fuer Hoffmanns letzte Illustrationen des Buches Weihnachten, Poster mit einer farbigen Illustration, D. Oelbermann : Felix Hoffmann - Partnerschaft und Einfuehlung in der Reihe Quellen der Buchgestaltung erschienen im Boersenblatt vom 6.1.1979; Ausstellungskatalog der Galerie im Rahmhof, Oktober/November 1974 FELIX HOFFMANN -Illustrationen - Farbholzschnitte- Radierungen , 8 seiten in farbigem Umschlag und loose dazu ein Holzschnitt in Sepia; schliesslich Felix Hoffmann: Vom Chaos vor der Schoepfung bis zur Auferstehung Christi. Die Chorfenster in unserer Stadtkirche,4 Seiten, eine Seite Text.
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Book number: F3105
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Catalogue: Art
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JENNINGS, ELIZABETH
A Dream of Spring.
. Poems by Elizabeth Jennings. With Illustrations by Anthony Rossiter. Stratford-upon-Avon , The Celandine Press 1980, (Printed by The Whittington Press),, ] First Edition Tall octavo, green cloth spine (with publisher's printed spine label), Whittington marbled paper-covered boards, (32) pages, illustrated (with five, tipped-in, sepia plates by Anthony Rossiter). A sequence of seventeen new poems by Elizabeth Jennings Signed by Elizabeth Jennings, and artist Anthony Rossiter, on the limitation page (as issued). Printed for The Celandine Press, at The Whittington Press, on Zerkall mould-made paper, hand set in Bell type. Issued without printed dust jacket). First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies of which this is number 44, Prestine copy. Offered here together with the press' green A-4 publication announcement and a postcard by the poet written to her parents in October 1955 from Rome with 15 lines of text.( private press ).
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Book number: F2787
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JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS,
Historien Und Buecher
. 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 affects a 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
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Catalogue: Renaissance
Keywords: Ianwebi Rare Antiquarian History Judaica Jewish Studies Ancient World Classical Antiquity Renaissance Fine Printing Bindings Illustrated Bibliophile Ex-Libris

 
LEVITT, M., TOPORKOV, A. (EDS.)
Eros and Pornography in Russian Culture/Eros I Pornografiya V Russkoi Kul'ture: Sbornik Statei. (Russian Forbidden Literature/Russkaya Potaennaya Literatura)
. Moskva: Ladomir, 1999; 700pp. coloUr illustrations, tipped in plates, b/w illustrations; fine hardback. This bi-lingual collection of articles addresses a broad spectrum of questions connected to the history and national character of erotica in Russian literature, folklore and art of the 18th-20th centuries. It is based on papers given at the international Russian-American " Conference on Russian Pornography," held at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) on May 22-24, 1998. In addition, the volume contains a unique set of illustrations the greater part of which was supplied by the collector and bibliophile L.V. Bessmertnykh. CONDITION: NEW.
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Book number: F3070
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Catalogue: Slavic
Keywords: Wim Meeuws Russian Literature Russian Culture Slavic Russian Folklore Erotica

 
O'BRIAN, PATRICK:
Caesar and Hussein. 2 Volumes in Slip-Case,
. 1999, The author's first two novels published in 1930 and 1938 respectively. Neither had been reprinted since. Caesar tells the poignant, autobiographical tale of a panda-leopard. Hussein is a picaresque tale of the adventures of a young Indian boy growing to manhood under the Raj. Patrick O'Brian's gift for storytelling and love of natural history are already well in evidence and both books are excellent entertainment for readers of all ages. With a new foreword by the author. One of the 250 signed copies of the limited edition bound in leather, tooled spines . Copy as new.
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Book number: 020349
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists Signaturebook Signed Books Wim Meeuws Sch1 Bibliophile Limited Editions English Literature Patrick O'brian Leather

 
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
GBP 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 435.5 US$ 528.57 | JP¥ 57814]
Catalogue: Theology
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Theology German 17th Century Bindings Bibliophile German Baroque Literature Women's Studies Johannes Rist

 
PASTERNAK, EVG.,
Boris Pasternak Materialy Dlya Biografii.
. Moskva, Sov. Pis. 687pp. many photographs, hardback. with autograph dedication by the author, Boris' son, signed and dated 2. VIII.'90.
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Book number: F1681
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists2 Signed Russian Literature

 
WHITTINGTON PRESS JOHN RANDLE
Whittington Press, Andoversford, a Collection of Books, Their Catalogues and Other Ephemera
. Full details on our website or ask for a list. this small collection includes some very rare posters like Hellmuth Weissenborn's signed liniocut for John Clare's a cottage evening, only 35 copies printed by the press.
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Book number: F3252
GBP 950.00 [Appr.: EURO 1102.75 US$ 1339.04 | JP¥ 146462]
Catalogue: Private Press
Keywords: Private Press Bibliophile Printing

 
SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM
Sonnets in Chinese
. 2 volumes in a silk (?) covered box bound in an Eastern style blockbook.Images available in w e b s i t e or via email.
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Book number: F0034-B
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Catalogue: China
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Limited( Private Press )

 
STEWART, J[OHN] I[NNES] M[ACKINTOSH] STEWART (1906 - 1973 )
Shakespeare's Lofty Scene.
. Annual Shakespeare lecture of the British academy.(from the proceedings of the British academy volume LVII ) Oxford University press, 1971, 18pp. printed wrappers. ? the author, also known as Michael Innes , the pseudonym he used for his crime novels, was professor of English at Oxford. On the front cover is a long dedication in ink to David [Luke] mentioning Wystan's [Auden] Festschrift and dated 30 Oct 1971. [ DR - M ].
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Book number: F0351
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TOUSSAINT, FRANZ,
Les Pins Chantent.
0. 1925. Quatre No. Ornements de J.Vergely. Paris, Collection de "L'Amour des Livres", Rene Kieffer, 1925; [viii], 146pp. printed throughout in brown and blue-green type, with ornamental title-pages for the separate plays and ornamental head-pieces and decorations, all by Vergely. BOUND IN BY THE PUBLISHER is a sequence of 20 plates after George Braun - "No japonais de Frantz Toussaint" - each in two states, plain, and vibrantly hand-coloured; publisher's gilt-decorated boards, original gold-printed wrappers of the earlier work bound in; slight wear to head and tail of spine. One of 1000 copies printed on vellum paper. We assume this copy to be a later issue of sheets of the 1925 edition, as many of Braun's plates are dated "42" or "49".
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Book number: IS00906
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Keywords: Ianweb French Literature French Translations Japanese Literature Drama Illustrated Books Bibliophile

 
VANDELOO, JOS
Splitter Haben Scharfe Kanten
. Ill.: Masereel. Mit einem Originalholzschnitt von Frans Masereel und 8 Linolschnitten von Paul Peter Piech. Limitierte Auflage von 126 Exemplaren, dies ist eins der Exemplare auf Basingwerk Parchmentpapier. Gedruckt auf der Handpresse von Stanislaw Gliwa der Oficyna Stanislawa Gliwy. 16 Seiten. Oxford, Mouette press, 1974. 16pp. Printed on the handpress of the Oficyna Stanislaw Gliwa in October 1973. Total edition limited to 126 copies. The printer Gliwa , a graphic artist in his own right, re-cut the 2nd design by Masereel, not accepted by the publisher (Wim Meeuws) into linoleum, this is featured at the back of this private press edition. this is one of the 100 copies numbered 1 - 100 on Basingwerk Parchment paper, = Vorms/Gabelentz , Mercatorfonds-Verlag 1975 in chapter E -lists the Dutch edition under number 82 . Paul Ritter, Frans Masereel, Eine Annotierte Bibliographie, Saur-Verlag 1992, page. 385, chapter Cb lists both German and Dutch editions under the numbers 100 and 101.
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Book number: 020285-3
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press [Bibliophile Private Press Limited Editions Dutch Flemish Vandeloo Masereel Privatdruck Handprese Pressedruck Flandern Flaemisch

 
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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Book number: F147-M
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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. Number 11 of the 30 copies (11 to 40) bound in Japanese brown Natsume paper covered boards and prited on Roger Powell paper , the frontispiece signed by the artist on Natsume paper bound in.( private press ).
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Book number: F2372-2B
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