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VETTERLING (HERMAN).
The Illuminate of Goerlitz Or Jackob Boehme's (1575-1624) Life and Philosophy, a Comparative Study,
. Leipzig, Markert & Petters, 1923,X, 1453pp. a few b&w illusts. incl. frontispiece. errata leaf loosely inserted as issued, Original cloth binding stamped in gilt in plain card slipcase, 4to, one of a limited edition of only 50 unnumbered copies. 2 top corners sl. bumped. 2minuted tears at bottom of spine. An edition of 50 leather-bound numbered copies was issued a year prior. A thorough analysis of Boehme"s mystical philosophy. Carl Herman Vetterling (1849,1931), who went by the Tibetan pseudonym Philangi Dasa, was a Theosophist and Swedenborgian who converted to Buddhism in 1884. One of the first Americans to officially embrace Buddhism, he founded The Buddhist Ray in Santa Cruz, California in 1887, which was the first Buddhist journal in the United States.
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Book number: F2812
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Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Philosophy Buddhism Mysticism Theosophy Swedenborg

 
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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JENNINGS, ELIZABETH
An Oxford Cycle. Poems
. Oxford, Thornton's, 1987. 16pp. One of a limited edition of 538 copies. Fine copy in original covers, << Spell of Oxford - It is a scheme of spires / a haze of green / a range of clouds / A cluster of boys / And girls and the old.......>> one of the 38 specials, but not signed. the poet promised to sign all 38 , came to sign, but left after only signing 6 copies. note by the publisher.
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Book number: F2553-2
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KALASHNIKOV, ANATOLII( IVANOVICH, ( 1930-2007 )
Voi'na I Mir :
. Seriia Ksilografii Po Motivam Roman L?Va Tolstogo / R.I. Kalashnikova / War and Peace : A Suite of Wood Engravings Based on the Book By Leo Tolstoy By Anatolii I. Kalashnikov . Vvedenie W. E. Batlera / introduced by W. E. Butler. Society of Wood Engravers, 1991, 64pp. foliosized Signed limited edition of 300 copies printed by the Libanus Press. text set in Plantin, bound in red cloth by Smith Settle. Parallel English and Russian text. [ 0948021292 9780948021299 ] (ISBN: 0948021292) .
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Book number: F3225
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Keywords: Russian Art Rare Private Press Engravings

 
KARASIK, MIKHAIL AND PAVEL GERASIMENKO (EDS.)
Kharmsizdat Presents. Russian Dada, Oberiu Box, Literary Constructivism, the Leningrad Literary Underground.
. dada, Oberiu box, Literary constructivism, the Leningrad literary underground] St Petersburg: M.K. & Kharmsizdat, [2003]. 79p. ill. Exhibition and catalogue concept: Mikhail Karasik. At head of title: Gosudarstvennyi Russkii muzei, Muzei Liudviga v Russkom muzee. Published by the State Russian Museum in Russia in 2003. 30 cm. " Text in Russian and English. limited edition of 499 copies"--T.p. verso. Catalog of an exhibition held Dec. 25, 2003-Feb. 1, 2004 at the Gosudarstvennyi? russkii? muzei?. The catalogue is bound with red thread in the Japanese style. Colour illustrations on front and back foldout covers. " ISBN: 574520088X ; " OCLC Record Number: 54531022 Founded in 1928 by Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky, OBERIU became notorious for provocative performances which included circus-like stunts, readings of what was perceived as nonsensical verse, and theatrical presentations, such as Kharms's Elizabeth Bam, that foreshadowed the European Theatre of the Absurd. The presentations took place in venues ranging from theaters and university auditoriums to dormitories and prisons. The group's actions were derided as "literary hooliganism" in the ever-more conservative press of the late 1920s. It was chastised even more in the early 1930s, and many of its associates were arrested. The OBERIU has often been called "the last Soviet avant-garde.". (ISBN: 574520088X) .
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Book number: F3217
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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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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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TOLKIEN, J R R
The Lord of the Rings
. Harper Collins Publishers, 3rd printing of the 1997 Deluxe Limited Edition, printed in 2000, Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Black Cloth boards and printed on India Paper. All Page Edges Gilded. with the large Tolkien Monogram gilt stamped on front boards. Housed in original publishers black cloth slipcase with the monogram design gilt stamped to the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. All edges gilded. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and The History of Middle Earth Series. A very fine copy of the Limited Deluxe edition in unread condition. Top corners of the first 30 pages or so have a tiny crease, hardly noticeable.
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Book number: F2959
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Keywords: Tolk33 Tolkien Hobbit Gandalf Fantasy Oxford Limited Editions

 
UNWIN, RAYNER
The Making of the Lord of the Rings. Limited Edition of 112 Copies
. 2018, 112 copies printed in June 2018. In coloured covers and with some added bibliographical information . 2 editions: A] 100 copies in stapled card covers numbered 1 - 100, with the ISBN 1 85476 052 1 and B] 12 copies in Italian hand-made marbled paper covered boards and linen spine numbered I - XII with the ISBN 1 85476 053 X. Originally Issued in a limited edition of 250 copies on the occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble college Oxford. 1992, 8pp. text and covers on cream paper and thin board and reprinted unchanged with the same ISBN (100 copies) in 2007. Rayner Unwin first published a shorter version of this in The Bookseller. Wim Meeuws (Thornton's Bookshop) asked him if he would give permission to publish this. Unwin immediately consented and not only that, he sent a longer updated version. The booklet came out just on time for the occasion of J.R.R. Tolkien's centenary celebrations in 1992 and all copies were practically sold during the Oxford Tolkien conference and Oxonmoot. THIS IS ONE OF THE SPECIAL EDITION: 12 copies in Italian hand-made marbled paper covered boards and linen spine numbered I - XII with the ISBN 1 85476 053 X. this edition has a small coloured decorative motive on the title page and a facsimile of Rayner Unwin's signature taken from the one copy he signed in 1992 on the last text page (inside rear cover) UNIQUE COPY MARKED WAM ( PUBLISHER'S COPY ). (ISBN: 185476053X) .
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Keywords: Tolkien Limited Numbered Oxford 185476053x

 
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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Catalogue: Bibliography
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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VULPIUS, C.A.,
Die Zauberfloete. Eine Oper in Drei Aufzuegen,
. neubearbeitet von C. A. Vulpius. Die Musik ist von Mozart. Aufgefuehrt auf dem Herzoglichen Hoftheater zu Weimar zum erstenmal am 16. Januar 1794. Leipzig, 1794. bei Johann Samuel Heinsius. Neu herausgegeben von Hans Loewenfeld.Leipzig, Insel Verlag 1911, 128pp.number 125 of a limited numberd edition of 300 copies. With a handwritten poem in old German script dated Posen im Fruehling 1918. signed with initials Th.M. In a fine full cromson leather binding , the oritinal front board title in gilt in a gilt oval recessed in front board, blank spine with 6 raised bands. with silk page marker. see: Sarkowski 1936. - Eines von 300 numer. Exemplaren auf Bütten (= Gesamtauflage). - Im Anhang "Goethes Notizen während der Proben zur Aufführung der Zauberflöte in Weimar" Vulpius' adaptation of Die Zauberflöte was given in Weimar 81 times between 1794 and 1814.
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Book number: F1889
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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: German Music Opera

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