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ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN,
Der Tannenbaum
. Berlin: Erich Blaschker Presse, 1965, 25, [2], [1 ]pp. With 8 original lithographs by Erich Jasorka. Original boards with another coloured Original-Lithograph on the front board In slip case. this is copy number 532 of a limited edition. This copy is signed by Jasorka below the colophon.
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Book number: F2112SM
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ANSELL, ROBERT ( COMPILED & EDITED BY )
The Exhibition Catalogues of Austin Osman Spare ( 1886 - 1956 ). A Handbook for Collectors.
. Fulgur Limited, 2012. Limited to 700 copies only. New hardback. 318pp. with eighty colour plates. B/W frontisportrait. Bblack cloth binding , with illustrated endpapers. Illustrated dust jacket in colour. the Total Edition was limited to 796 copies, the publisher describes: During the course of his creative life, Spare produced more than two thousand drawings, watercolors and pastels. His exhibitions ranged from the fashionable West End of Edwardian London, to the earthy taverns of post-War Southwark. This volume gathers together his very rare exhibition catalogues: from his first show at the Bruton Galleries in 1907, to his last at the Archer Gallery in 1955. These facsimiles present a wealth of scarce information, including: I. Commentaries by Austin Spare. II. Essays from Kenneth Grant, Dennis Bardens, Grace E. Rogers, John Smith, Oswell Blakeston, G.S. Sandilands and others. III. Lists of pictures exhibited, each with a catalogue number, often with prices. IV. The dates and locations for his shows. These exhibition catalogues are illustrated with 80 pages of color plates, carefully selected to represent the evolution of Spare’s work between 1902-1956, and the various styles he moved through during this period. The original catalogues are also augmented with an introduction by Robert Ansell, and several useful appendices, including: 1. Signatures and Monograms of the artist, 1902-1956. 2. Notes on Framing by Austin O. Spare (1947). 3. Inventory of Pictures remaining at 5 Wynne Road, 1956. 4. Decorated Objects. 5. Exhibition invitation cards. 6. The Guinea exhibition (1932). With a comprehensive index, listing alphabetically more than 2000 picture titles of Spare’s work 1907-1955.
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Book number: F1309-F2
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Catalogue: Art
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APPEL, ROLF
Das Richtehaus. Eine Gleichnishafte Erzählung
1967. Mit 5 Originalradierungen von Ute Schreiber. 250 x 215 mm. in blockbook binding [Hamburg 1967].27pp. One of an edition of just 15 copies 5 original etchings by Ute Schreiber.On the halftitle: . Max Tau, "dem Baumeister einer brüderlichen Welt" zum 70. Geburtstag gewidmet. This copy is signed by 9 contributors (?) like Kurt Lehmann, Rolf Appel and Max Tau and his wife Tove.Max Tau dated this copy below the signatures Oslo 18. Januar 1967. Cover sl. spotted and darkened, the text towards the edges. Obviously extremely rare.
¶ Max Tau was a German-Norwegian writer, editor, and publisher noted for his contribution to promoting literary exchange between Germany and Norway, especially in the context of reconciliation after World War II. He was the first person who was awarded the peace prize of the German Booksellers Association in 1950( private press ).
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Book number: F2107SM
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ARNIM, ACHIM VON,
Die Majoratsherren. Novelle.
. Mit sieben Lithographien von Karl Thylmann. Leipzig, Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1917, 56pp. gilt titled boards with vellum spine, gilt title on spine, text yellowed. corners & edges sl. worn. From the library of H.J.Hitze with his library label pasted to reverse of f.e.p.One of a limited edition of 500 copies printed in 1916 in fact. [ST].
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Book number: F1649
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AZIMI, IFTIKHAR [ TRANSLATED BY ] ILLUSTRATED BY RICHARD KENNEDY
The Garden of the Night - a Selection of 26 Sufi Poems
. The Whittington Press , 1979, approximately 70 unnumbered pages illustrated with numerous line drawings Limited Edition of 240 copies of which this is number XXVI of the 35 copies full bound in Nigerian goatskin by Weatherby Woolnough, with Whittington marbled endpapers. Accompanied by a loosely inserted signed etching by Richard Kennedy. (2 edges of this sl. browned) The edition is signed by Kennedy and Azimi. Hand-set in 24-point Caslon and printed at the press by John and Rosaliond Randle and Miriam Macgregor on B.F.K. mouldmade paper. The calligraphy is drawn by Noor Shafiqi and Faizal Hasan Deobandi, and the calligraphy and illustrations printed at the Senecio press. The front board has a Kennedy design embossed and the spine has the title in gilt lettering. A splendid book, the leather of the spine slightly discoloured and the edges of the loose etching a bit browned. In slip-case. Now very rare.( private press ).
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Book number: F0030
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BAMPFYLDE, JAMES,
The Poems of James Bampfylde.
. {Being the slim output of a minor 18th century poet.].Edited and introduced by R.Lonsdale.No 32 of 300 copies.Signed by the editor.The Perpetua Press, Oxford 1988.80pp.;bound in publ.beige cl.with gilt initials on fr.bd.and titles on spine;plain paper d.w.;features in frontis -piece painting by J.Reynolds of the poet and friend.Full intro and notes( private press ).
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Book number: 011811
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DE BEAUCLAIR , GOTTHARD
Laudate Dominum. Laudes Matutinae Et Vespertinae. Psalmen Und Lobgesänge. Lateinisch-Deutsche Ausgabe.
. Frankfurt am Main, Ars librorum, 1963, Signed by Gotthard de Beauclair below the colophon. Printed in red , green and black by the Trajanus-Presse. - Translated by the monks of the Beuron abbey. gilt embossed cloth binding, the 3rd Ars Librorum title. See: . Spindler 40.23. - Isphording 34. Very good copy. Number 114/950.( private press ).
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Book number: F3066
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BEERBOHM, MAX.,
Zuleika Dobson
. With a foreword and illustrations (on fine colour plates) by Osbert Lancaster. Oxford, The Shakespeare Head Press, 1975, Designed by Ruari McLean, printed at the Oxford University Press, xvi,187pp. Quarter dark blue crushed morocco over turquoise & white striped bds. gilt-ruled, gilt lettering & decoration on spine. 12 attractive double spread colour plates by OSBERT LANCASTER. Printed in Monotype Garamond on Abbey Mills Book White and Smooth Processed Papers. Text printed in magenta and black. Fine in illust. heavy cardboard slip-case No. 346. of 750 copies signed "Osbert Lancaster" fine copy. [ DL ]( private press ).
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Book number: 091727-1
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BENN GOTTFRIED,
Aus Dem Oratorium Das Unaufhorliche. Holzstiche Von Otto Rohse.
. Hamburg , Maximilian-Gesellschaft, 1971. With 12 orig. wood-engravings. 14 unn. leaves. Large 4to. Original black boards, blind-stamped (Christian Zwang). (Hamburg ), Maximilian-Gesellschaft, 1971. One of 1300 copies, signed in the colophone by Otto Rohse. Printed with Schneider-Mediaeval of the Bauer type foundry on Zerkall laid paper for the members of the Maximilian-Gesellschaft as gift for the year1970. / Auf Zerkall-Bütten gedruckt. Mit Signatur des Illustrators. Von Otto Rohse im Impressum handsigniert. See: - Spindler 49/15. Katalog Zwang 28. Fine copy( private press ).
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Book number: F3103
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 US$ 48.8 | JP¥ 5336]
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ME'AH BERACHOT
An 18th-Century Miniature Book of Blessings and Prayers.
. Facsimile edition of the copy held in a private Collection, New York One of a fine limited edition of 550 copies: This Me'ah Berachot manuscript, a miniature prayer book, is an exquisite exe of how Jewish heritage can be passed down for the delight and enrichment of future generations. It was handwritten and illuminated in Central Europe during the eighteenth century, and is today in the hands of a private collector in New York. Traditionally, pious Jews seek to recite blessings on at least one hundred occasions daily. This unique manuscript, the name Me'ah Berachot means 'one hundred blessings', is a compendium of blessings, each allocated to a time of day or to a special event. It gathers together morning prayers, Grace after Meals, prayers on retiring at night (Qriat Sh'ema), petitions for the safety of travellers and many other texts to be recited on special occasions, e.g. on seeing a beautiful tree, on hearing thunder or on wearing a new garment for the first time. Since it also includes three blessings specifically related to womanly duties (mitzvoth nashim) - on breadmaking, ritual bathing and kindling the Sabbath lights - the book was probably commissioned as a special gift to a woman. Such a splendid prayer book may well have been presented to a bride and would doubtless have been treasured by generations of her descendants. Indeed it is a miniature handbook of Jewish life intended for Jews of all ages. Besides the beautifully written text, the manuscript contains an illuminated title-page and twenty-nine miniature panels illustrating some of the activities associated with the blessings included. Each painting is headed by a cartouche containing the relevant blessing, preceded by directions on how to recite it, written in a more cursive Yiddish script. Additional miniatures fascinatingly depict a variety of everyday genre scenes - lighting the Sabbath candles, family mealtimes, tending the garden, putting on new clothes, entering the ritual bath, and even the then common medical practice of bloodletting. The manuscript’s seventy pages measure 36 x 40 mm (1.4" x 1.6"). It is bound in its original gold-tooled leather case with handmade silver clasps, bosses and corner plates. Despite the minute size of the book, the script is so clear that all the texts can be read with ease. This little book is a remarkable example of the revival of Hebrew manuscript illumination in the eighteenth century. At that time, long after the invention of printing, it was recognized that a handwritten and finely illustrated book offered a sense of luxury and respect for religious ritual unmatched since the Middle Ages. The craftsman-made binding of morocco leather is tooled in 23-carat gold and adorned with solid silver clasps, corner-plates and bosses made in one of the last silversmith's ateliers in Milan, Italy. The presentation case is crafted in full leather, lined in suede, and holds both the facsimile and the commentary volume.The commentary volume contains both a full translation and a full description of the manuscript and the Jewish world from which it comes. It is written by Iris Fishof, formerly Chief Curator of Judaica and Jewish Ethnography at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, who also describes each miniature and provides a scholarly analysis of the texts that they illustrate. It is translated and edited by Jeremy Schonfield.The commentary volume was printed on 90gsm Fabriano Ingres and bound in fine-grain goatskin to match the presentation case. The facsimile is housed in its own container within the suede-lined goatskin presentation box which also holds the commentary volume. This unique facsimile was printed in a strictly limited edition of 550 copies (400 on vellum numbered 1 - 400 and 150 on specially milled parchment numbered 401 -500. Our copy has the number 495. The remaining 50 Ad Personam copies were numbered I - L). The plates have been destroyed (with rabbinic permission and in compliance with Halachic requirements) and no further copies will be issued. The edition is now sold out.[ DL 4/2 ]. (ISBN: 094822346) .
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THE OXFORD BESTIARIUM [BESTIARY ]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Ashmole 1511, Southern England, 12th Century
. Published in 1982. Complete colour facsimile edition of the 244 pp. (105 + 17 fol.) and of the inner end pages in original size 280 x 180 mm. The all leather binding is a faithful replica of a Romanic binding, presently in the possession of Austrian National Library in Vienna. All folios are cut according to the original. + Commentary volume: Transcription and translation of the text into German by F. Unterkircher, Vienna, Limited edition. with fantastic animal pictures on rich gold leaf. Bestiaries, illustrated books of animals, whose moralistic contents relate to selected biblical texts, were highly popular in the late 12th century. ther Oxford manuscript probably ranks among the finest examples of its kind. The magnificent codex, richly embellished with gold leaf, not only exceeds itself with its marvellous luminous opaque colour painting and clear depiction of animals, plants and human beings, but also in its predilection for serene symmetry, refined ornament and frequent use of carefully executed diaper-patterned backgrounds. The pictures are irregularly dispersed throughout the text. According to our modern conception, the animals often depict a surreal view of nature: a crocodile with a serpent's head and bird's feet, a horned panther with rather arbitrary colouring are but a few examples of an astonishing iconography which, far from naturalistic sketches, was based on the free interpretation of literary models. The book contains an overwhelming wealth of animal depictions: for example: A magnificent many-finned whale catches fish, while misguided sailors, thinking it to be an island, try to land on its back. All in all 130 miniatures within only 105 pages illustrate several chapters on nature and the qualities of animals; birds, snakes, worms, fish, trees, flintstones, as well as the nature of mankind. Of special interest is the illustration of Genesis in the beginning of the book, which is set amongst exceptionally enlarged and boldly narrative painted scenes. Former owners a.o. : William Wright, vicar of High Wycombe; William Mann; Sir Peter Mancroft; John Tradescant; Elias Ashmole; Oxford University.
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Book number: F2255KET
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Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Codex Facsimile Medieval Oxford Ketterer

 
BLAKE, WILLIAM,
Songs of Innocence
1954. The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, no date [1954]; 31 colour-printed plates, 5 letterpress pages; original orange morocco, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g.; spine minimally spotted and faded, without the slip-case. The fine Trianon Press facsimile of one of the earliest copies to be coloured and issued by the artist [c. 1790-1794], from the Lessing J. Rosenwald copy, now in the Library of Congress. One of the 800 copies for distribution in the U.S.A. with the American distributor's notice stuck over the imprint [the edition comprised 1626 copies in all].
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Book number: IS001093
GBP 105.00 [Appr.: EURO 120.25 US$ 146.4 | JP¥ 16009]
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BLUNDEN, E.,
Near and Far and the Poems. 2 Titles
. Two signed first editions [one limited] viz: Near and Far. New Poems. London,Cobden-Sanderson, 1929; 67pp.; or. cl. paper label on spine; occas. v.sl. foxing; WITH: The Poems of Edmund Blunden. London, Cobden-Sanderson,1930; xviii, 336pp.; or. cl.; sp. faded & very sl. marked, bds partlyfaded, bookplate, e.ps sl. foxed; . The first item bears Blunden's sign. on e.p. with an inscription by a former owner; the second is one of an edition of 210 copies, signed by the poet [ST].
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Book number: F1239
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 109 US$ 132.46 | JP¥ 14485]
Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Wim Meeuws Sch1 Rare Blunden English Literature Oxford Poet Laureate Limited Editions Autograph Manuscript Blunden Oxford Merton College

 
BOBROWSKI, JOHANNES
Mäusefest. Erzählung.
. mit 9 Holzstichen von Roswitha Quadflieg. Hamburg, Raamin-Presse, 1974. 16pp. the 4th title of this private press, number 39 of a limited numbered edition of 170 copies signed by the illustrator. 9 wood cut illustrations.fine black paper coverd boards with title label paste to front panel and spine. 180 x 290 mm. Handsatz aus der Akzidenz-Grotesk mager der Schriftgiesserei Berthold und Druck der Holzstiche von den Originaldruckstoecken .." OCLC: 2847927; Spindler 71, 4. - Tiessen IV, 15,4.
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Book number: F2549
GBP 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 212 US$ 257.94 | JP¥ 28207]
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BOCCACCIO, (GIOVANNI DI).
Boccaccios Buch Von Den Fürnembsten Weibern Mit Den 78 Holzschnitten Der Ulmer Ausgabe Von 1473 Und Einem Nachwort Von Kurt Pfister.
. Potsdam, G. Kiepenheuer, 1924. sm-4to. [4] 285, [12]pp. With 78 handcoloured illustrations after woodcuts ( Das alte Bilderbuch, ed. by K. Pfister, the first volume in this series). Printed in the Gothic font designed/used by the printer Mandruck AG in Munich. The translation used is that of Heinrich Steinhöwels (1566) and it is combined with the illustrations of the Latin edition <> published in Ulm by J. Zainer, 1473, by an unknown master which are regarded as some of the most important series of illustrations of teh late medieval period. There are 104 chronologically arranged biographies of famous women. Starting with Eve the biographies cover women of antiquity and contemporaries of Boccaccio and ends with Queen Constance of Sicily. 350 copies were printed, this is number 79 of the 125 copies printed on Zanders handmade paper and bound in half vellum with coloured paper covered boards, 4 raised bands lined in gilt and the title BOCCACCIO in gilt on the spine. Text yellowed. Looseley inserted newspaper cuttings about the handover of the publisher Kiepeneuer's archive to the city of Leipzig and other notes on the Kiepenheuer family.
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Book number: F1119
GBP 115.00 [Appr.: EURO 131.75 US$ 160.34 | JP¥ 17534]
Keywords: Auctiongerman Bibliophile Weblists German Italian Literature Limited Illustrated

 
BÖLL, HEINRICH
Georg Büchners Gegenwärtigkeit. Eine Rede
. am 21. Oktober 1967 anlässl. d. Verleihung d. Georg-Büchner-Preises d. Akad. für Sprache u. Dichtung in Darmstadt. One of a limited edition of 1000 copies published by the Friedenauer Presse , printed on fine paper. in printed wrappers.
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Book number: F1930
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BOYD WILLIAM,
Brazzaville Beach.
. First edition signed by the author and specially bound by the London Limited Edition society,1990. No 48 of only 150 copies.314pp; green publ. cl. with marble- paper covering on front bds.; gilt borders on bds. and gilt title on spine.
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Book number: 005570
GBP 18.50 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 US$ 25.79 | JP¥ 2821]
Catalogue: Limited Editions
Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists Signaturebook Signed English Literature

 
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
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.75 US$ 62.74 | JP¥ 6861]
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DE BURY, RICHARD
Philobiblon
. the text and translation of E.C. Thomas, sometime scholor of Trinity college. Edited with a foreword by Michael MacLagan Fellow of Trinity College. Oxford, Shakespeare Head Press / Basil Blackwell. 1960, Limited/Numbered. Half Morocco, 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall. 191 pp, cloth has a hardly noticeable dent to front board. Very Good/ copy . this is number 230, the edition was prepared in honour of the 70th birthday, on 29 May 1959, of Sir Basil Blackwell by his sons and colleagues. Book design by Ruari McLean and printed by Vivian Ridler at the Oxford University Press. With 2 coloured coats of arms on title pages (Latin/English on opposite pages as is the text. Text sl. darkened [ DR 4 ]( private press ).
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Book number: 091994
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 97.5 US$ 118.51 | JP¥ 12960]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Bibliophile Oxford Private Press Limited

 
CHRISTENSEN, C.B.
The Hand of Memory. Selected Stories and Verse
. The Meanjin Press, Melbourne, 1970; 4to (10 x 7"); xiv + 196 +[1]pp; with line illustrations (moslty in the text) by Douglas ALLAND, illus. e.p.s & marker ribbon; quarter buckram with canvas-backed boards; slipcase (extremities v.sl.worn); head of spine sl.bumped, otherwise near-fine. In an edition limited to 1,050 copies, this is a complementary copy signed (on the colophon page) & inscribed "to Robert Auty" from the author and his wife (possibly in her hand). Douglas Shenton Annand (1903-1976), graphic designer and artist, was born on 22 March 1903 at Toowoomba, Queensland.
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Book number: 031705
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 US$ 11.15 | JP¥ 1220]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists Signaturebook Australia Poetry Limited Editions Australian Literature Collectable

 
CLARK, WILLIAM LESLIE
Wine-Dark Seas
. Oxford, Mouette press, 1977, 56pp. printed wrappers [ poetry] One of a limited edition of 226 copies, this is number 2.
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Book number: F2802
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poetry Literature

 
CORNETS DE GROOT, R.A. [ RUDOLF ADRIAAN ]
Een Wijze Van Lev/Zen . Een Verhalend Essay Van Een Tijdgenoot Van Poot, Feith En Gagarin
. Oxford, Mouette Press, 1969, 35 pages : illustrated with a wood engraving by Hanns H. Heidenheim, and drawings by Faber Heeresma . [ brother of Heere ] Printed by L. Bourdeaux-Capelle in Dinant, Belgium. Set in times roman. This is one of the 295 copies on Burgundia paper with black illustrated covers:
¶ R. A Cornets de Groot ( 1929-1991 ) Dutch literary critic, born in Bandung, in the former Dutch East Indies. He said of himself that he wrote like a teacher teaches. The total edition consisted of 333 copies.
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Book number: F2360
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CORNETS DE GROOT, R.A. [ RUDOLF ADRIAAN ]
Een Wijze Van Lev/Zen . Een Verhalend Essay Van Een Tijdgenoot Van Poot, Feith En Gagarin
. Oxford, Mouette Press, 1969, 35 pages : illustrated with a wood engraving by Hanns H. Heidenheim, and drawings by Faber Heeresma . [ brother of Heere ] Printed by L. Bourdeaux-Capelle in Dinant, Belgium. Set in times roman. This is one of the 12 copies numbered I - XII with the wood engraving printed on Japanese Ouda paper by the artist and signed in pencil. The board papers and endpapers are made of Japanese cream Natsume paper. Bound in half calf leather. : R. A Cornets de Groot ( 1929-1991 ) Dutch literary critic, born in Bandung, in the former Dutch East Indies. He said of himself that he wrote like a teacher teaches. The total edition consisted of 333 copies.
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Book number: F2360-B
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COTTON, BERNARD D
Scottish Vernacular Furniture
. Part of the appeal of vernacular furniture is that to understand it we must look closely at social history, and engage with lifestyles that range from self-sufficient to sophisticated. To write this book demanded more than scholarship. Bernard Cotton and his wife Gerry made it a priority to discover pieces in their contexts, to meet the people who used them, and to understand how they were made. The story of their quest is itself an adventure. Some of the objects represent the life and death of a community, the vital evidence of a vanished culture. Vernacular furniture proves beyond question that limited resources, even poverty, need not exclude aesthetic qualities, nor need the functional exclude beauty and charm. Furniture of the types examined in this book can be found today as far away as North America, Australia and New Zealand. 2008, new hardback in fine d/j folio 31 x 24 cm. 304pp. 544 Illustrations, 412 in colour. (ISBN: 9780500238578) .
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CUSS , TERENCE CAMERER
The English Watch 1585-1970 a Unique Alliance of Art, Design and Inventive Genius
. size: 300 mm x 237 mm. 504pp. 830 coloured illustrations. Splendid hardback in pristine jacket This is the first book to cover all aspects of English watches from every period. Watches represent a fascinating combination of applied art and science and an outstanding contribution to their history and development was made in England. By dividing the watches into six periods, each with its own introduction, the author has been able to provide an admirably clear and comprehensive survey, to describe the pioneering inventions as they were made and to illustrate the distinctive character of the English watch as it evolved. An outline of each period is followed by information on the trade in London and the provinces, watchmakers, case makers, case styles and decoration, dials, hands, characteristics of the mechanisms and timekeeping capabilities. Over 290 watches illustrating these points have been carefully selected from both private and public collections and details have been enlarged to clarify important features. Many of these watches have never been illustrated before. There is an extensive glossary which includes further technical information and, as well as a detailed general index, there are separate indexes of makers and case makers. The author, a dealer for more than forty years, has a lasting enthusiasm for his subject. He is familiar with its many facets and used to providing answers on a wide range of specific questions. This book is intended not only to be a useful guide to those new to the subject but also a valuable point of reference for those already familiar with it. this publication is a major contribution to the genre and will be a standard reference for many years to come.[ British Museum magazine, 2009.] Terence Camerer Cuss, the sixth generation of the family firm Camerer Cuss & Co founded in London in 1788, has been involved in the world of antique watches and clocks all his life. He has been a liveryman of the Clockmakers' Company since 1969. The Antique Collectors' Club first published The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches, a revised and enlarged edition of his father's Country Life Book of Watches, in 1976 and they have reprinted it several times. He moved the business premises from New Oxford Street to St. James's in 1983 where he continued dealing for the next twenty years. He wrote the limited edition catalogue of Lord Sandberg's important collection The Sandberg Watch Collection published by Antiquorum, Geneva in 1998. He has contributed a number of articles to magazines and periodicals, and continues to enjoy his subject, the research and occasional discovery!. (ISBN: 9781851495887) .
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Book number: WO0033
GBP 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 32.25 US$ 39.04 | JP¥ 4269]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Clocks Watches Horloges Uhr 9781851495887

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