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ABERCROMBY, JOHN,
A Trip Through the Eastern Caucasus with a Chapter on the Languages of the Country.
. Edward Stanford, 1889. 1st edition. 8vo. xvi, 376 pp. partly uncut. Frontispiece, 6 plates & 15 engraved illustrations in the text and on one folding plate, 2 folding maps and 1 coloured. Complete. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Lightly rubbed cloth covers with a hint of wear to spine ends and corners. There is a thinning in the right lower corner of the title page due to the deletion of a stamp. Partly deleted inscription on the f.e.p. Otherwise book is in good to very good condition. Pages are clean, no foxing. ? The author had a particular interest in local dialects so there is a chapter on the structure and affinities of the seven main languages of the area, but the book is a general account of the countryside and its inhabitants. John Abercromby, 5th Baron Abercromby of Aboukir and Tullibody (1841-1924) Archaeologist Second son of the 3rd Baron, he succeeded his brother to the title in 1917. He entered the army in 1858, retiring in 1870 with the rank of Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade. He served as Vice-President of the Folklore Society and President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. His publications included "A trip through the Eastern Caucasus" (1889); "Pre- and Proto-historic Finns", (2 vols, 1898); and "A study of the Bronze Age Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland" (2 vols, 1912). Dying without male heirs, he endowed the Abercromby Chair of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and bequeathed ca 2,500 volumes, 400 pamphlets on archaeology, ethnology and linguistics, and a substantial body of correspondence and papers, to the University Library.
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Book number: F1550
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 107 US$ 125.55 | JP¥ 14253]
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AIKIN, JOHN AND ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD,
Evenings at Home;
0. or, The Juvenile Budget Opened. Six volumes, Mixed editions (third, fourth and fifth) 1798 - 1802; original marbled boards backed with green parchment, paper labels; boards somewhat worn, the second volume chipped at head of spine with about one centimetre's loss, and split at inner margin at p. 2 but holding; the spine of the first volume professionally replaced in matching paper, but contents again a bit loose, one page detached but present. A very acceptable set of this nursery or schoolroom classic in its original format.
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Book number: IS002348
GBP 140.00 [Appr.: EURO 157.5 US$ 185.02 | JP¥ 21004]
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Keywords: Ianweb Early Children's Books Early Education Antiquarain Rare

 
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
GBP 9.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 12.56 | JP¥ 1425]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Rare Bibliophile Fairy Tale

 
ANGERMAIR, ELISABETH, JENS KOCH, ANTON LOEFFELMEIER, EVA OHLEN, INGO SCHWAB, ANDREAS HEUSLER
Die Rosenthals. Der Aufstieg Einer Juedischen Antiquarsfamilie Zu Weltruhm.
. Wien-Koeln-Weimar, Boehlau, 2002, 262pp. illustrated with 40 photographs, facsimiles etc. new hardback in d/j ISBN-13: 978-3205770206. [ST]. (ISBN: 320577020X) .
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Book number: F1888
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.75 US$ 59.47 | JP¥ 6751]
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Keywords: Oxford Antiquarian Booktrade Jewish 320577020x

 
ANON.,
Les Aventures de Maitre Tetu
0. et de Miss Docile. Conte Allegorique. Traduit de l'Anglais pour l'instruction de la Jeunesse. Paris: Delarue,& Lille: Castiaux, n.d. [c. 1820?]; oblong 16mo (c. 12.5 x 11 cm).; 63 pp. with frontispiece and seven plates, all wood-cuts, coloured by hand; publisher's printed boards, title within an decorative border on front, illustration within same border on rear board; lacking spine, boards marked and a little darkened, original owner's name on half-title, text lightly spotted. An extremely rare French children's book, printed in Lille, an allegorical moral purportedly based on an English original. Experts have been consulted in vain to find an English book of which this could be a version, but it could nevertheless have been taken from an English source which was part of a larger collection of moral tales. The wood-cuts (hand-coloured as issued) are bold and very good. Two bear the initials C.S.J. in the block. The allegory itself shows Master Headstrong led astray by letting himself be led by Passion, but finally finding the path to Virtue and Religion through the good offices of Reason.
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Book number: IS002266
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 107 US$ 125.55 | JP¥ 14253]
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Keywords: Ianweb French Illustrated Books French Children's Books Juveniles Antiquarian Rare Thye Pilgrim's Progress Lille Printing Printed in Lille

 
ANON.,
Bilder Und Reime,
0. 1184. Reime und Bilder fuer Kinder. Erste [und Zweite] Lieferung. Dresden, bei J.Naumann. Pictures and Rhymes, Rhymes and Pictures, for Children. London, D. Bogue, n.d. [1844]; c. 16.5 x 12.5 cm.; English publisher's red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, front board lettered in gilt with gilt pictorial vignette, yellow endpapers, a.e.g.; recased, one gathering detached, scattered foxing, some light finger-marks, light damp-stain to nearly half the contents. A rare and charming German illustrated children's book, which seems to survive as often as not in this two-language edition. This is not properly a bi-lingual edition, but the original Dresden edition, each page with a lithographed illustration and verse in German, printed on one side only, bound together with an English translation in letterpress of each verse, also printed on one side only. Compare the Oppenheim copy (Hauswedell & Nolte, Auktion 200 [1974], Lot 191, in later half leather), likewise German and English; Seebass II, 186 [offering just the Dresden Edition, a slightly cropped copy]: "Originalausgabe eines der feinsten Kinderbuecher der vierziger Jahre; es zeigt den Einfluss der Hey-Speckterschen Fabelausgben.."; Rümann, Die Illustrierten Bücher des 19. Jahrhunderts, No.1908. Hoff-Budde's 1922 bibliography of works illustrated by Ludwig Richter lists 29 of the 48 illustrations as lithographed after Richter. In our copy the first book of the German "Bilder und Reime" consists of illustrated title-page and 22 pages [of 24]: it lacks two pages - page 14 "Miesekaetzchen" and Page 16 "Der Morgen"; its first four pages were bound in the wrong order when the book was recased, while two other illustrations, pages 12 and 13, were misnumbered from the start by the printer. The second book of "Bilder und Reime" is complete, with title-page and 24 pages of illustrated text, though dampstained within the lower third of the pages. The English "Pictures and Rhymes" has one title-page, in letter-press, (as is correct,) and 47 (of 48) pages, the translator's "Preface" being printed on the verso of the first page of English verse; it lacks the text for "Puss". Photocopies of all the missing pages have been obtained and are supplied with our copy.
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Book number: IS00962
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 62 US$ 72.69 | JP¥ 8252]
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Keywords: Ianweb German Illustrated Books Illustrated Children's Books Rare Ludwig Richter

 
ANON.
Elckerlijc
. Utrecht, Stichting De roos, 1951, 64pp. The colophon states: . Deze uitgave van Elckerlijc" wird in het voorjaar van 1951 volgens de tekstaanwijzingen van Prof. J. van Mierlo, S.J. gezet uit de Baskerville en gedrukt door G.J. van Amerongen te Amesfoort op papier van G.H. Bührmann. De houtgravures zij van St. Mrozewsky, de typografische verzorging was in handen van Susanne Heynemann. Het bindwerk wird verzorgd door J. Brandt en Zoon te Amsterdam. De oplage van 175 genummerde exemplaren is bestemd voor de leden van de Stchting De Roos" te Utrecht. Dit exemplaar is nummer 54. The full title is printed on the page following the title: Den spieghel der Salicheit van Elckerlijc; hoe dat elckerlijc mensche werd ghedaecht Gode rekeninghe te doen. Fine copy printed in black and red. ? Elckerlijc appeared in print in the late fifteenth century. Everyman is a translation and adaptation from Elckerlijc, a work which is regarded in the Low Countries as an important part of Dutch literary heritage with notable productions being mount?ed well into the modern age, The foundation De Roos was started in 1945 and they produce fine editions limited to 175 copies, the number of the member bibliophiles.[ST]( private press ).
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Book number: F1372
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.75 US$ 59.47 | JP¥ 6751]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Dutch Holland Weblists Bibliophle Private Press Numbered Limited

 
ANON.,
The History of Prince Lee Boo
0. 1814. A Native of the Pelew Islands brought to England by Captain Wilson. Thirteenth Edition. London, John Harris, 1814; c. 9 x 13.5 cm.; 180 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's quarter red roan over marbled boards; a good copy, extremities rubbed, boards worn with a small piece of the marbled paper missing from the front board. Moon 359 (4), quoting from the "Guardian of Education": "..We have of late seen some Juvenile Libraries, in which this interesting history found no place; and, in our opinion, the work is amongst those which ought not to be superceded [sic] by others of inferior merit".
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Book number: IS002191
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 56.25 US$ 66.08 | JP¥ 7501]
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Keywords: Ianweb Children's Books Early Children's Books Antiquarian Rare Pacific

 
ANON.
London Almanack 1801
0. 1800. Printed for the Company of Stationers. [London, 1800]; approx. 2 1/4 ins x 1 1/4 ins; collation: "The Almanack explained" page stuck back-to-back to marbled front free endpaper, 4-page engraved view of Guldford Stree from Queen Square, followed by 18 engraved pages, and one further engraved page stuck back-to-back to marbled rear free endpaper; original wallet-style binding of red morocco with a pocket at the end, metal clasp (working), marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; leather slightly darkened in places, inner hinge split between March and April pages, but binding firm. A very good copy, with pocket and clasp intact.
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Book number: IS002292
GBP 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 225 US$ 264.32 | JP¥ 30006]
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ANON.
London Almanack 1793
0. 1792. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [London, 1792]; approx. 2 1/4 ins x 1 1/4 ins; original red morocco with "Venetian" ornament (vertical onlays or strips of red and cream (or white) leather, richly gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; collation: "The Almanck explaned" page stuck back-to-back to the marbled front free endpaper, 4-page engraved view of " View of the New House of Correction for the County of Middlesex", followed by 18 engraved pages, and a final engraved page stuck back-to-back to the marbled rear free endpaper; two or three short diagonal cracks or scratches in the onlays on the boards [the longest about 1.5 cm.). A very good copy, though without the slip-case.
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Book number: IS002291
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ANON.
London Almanack 1786
0. 1785. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [London, 1785] approx. 2 1/4 ins x 1 1/4 ins; original red morocco with "Venetian" ornament (vertical onlays or strips of narrow blue and cream leather, richly gilt), marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, in a similar slip-case; collation; "The Almanack explained" page (stuck back-to-back to marbled front free endpaper), followed by 4-page engraved view of the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, 18 engraved pages, and a final engraved page stuck back-to-back to marbled rear free endpaper; spine rubbed in top half, four pages (one gathering) detached; slip-case rubbed in some places and a little dull, with loss of parts of some of its onlays. The pattern on the slip-case is of slightly broader vertical lines of leather in the same colours as the Almanack.
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Book number: IS002290
GBP 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 225 US$ 264.32 | JP¥ 30006]
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ANON.,
Voyages Round the World
0. 1821. Performed by Captain James Cook, F.R.S. by Royal Authority, containing the Whole of his Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy &c. with Memoirs of his Life, and Particulars Relative to his Unfortunate Death. Embellished wit Engravings. London, published by J Robins and Co. Albion Press .. 1821; 4to; [xii], 798 pp. [ii], double column, with frontispiece portrait, engraved general title-page, three further engraved title-pages (all with copper-engraved vignettes), 13 copper-engraved plates, and a few wood-engraved vignettes; contemporary marbled calf, spine richly decorated in gilt and black, marbled endpapers; hinges worn, headband rubbed and split with a little loss, the first gathering, with frontisp. engraved title-page, and preface, has some time been re-fixed with adhesive tape, leaving brown staining on the inner margins there and the main engraved title-page frayed, marginal damp-stain to the next engraved title-page, first plate working loose and frayed in outer margin; the body of the book tightly bound and generally clean though there are a few stains and some marginal finger-marks; the tenth plate, like the first, is working loose and a little frayed in the outer margin. An early, comprehensive narrative of Cook's three voyages, with good illustrations.
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Book number: IS001070
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.5 US$ 79.3 | JP¥ 9002]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Travel Exploration Maritime Australia Pacific Eighteenth Century Anthropology Ethnology Illustrated New Zealand Australasia Kamchatka

 
ANON.,
Young Englands Little Library.
0. 1844. A Collection of Original Tales for Children, in Prose and Verse. By Eminent Authors. London, Wm. S. Orr & Co. Paternoster Row, 1844; small 4to; twentieth century binder's cloth, with gilt title "Little Library"; ink smudge to extreme outer edge of c. 30 pages, three or four very short marginal tears. The volume consists of eleven parts, which were also available to buy separately, of 24 to 32 pages, with numerous lithographic plates, most of which are lightly spotted. After the title-page, printed in red and black, and the frontispiece full-length portrait of "the Editor", there is an introduction and a contents leaf, which has been annotated in light pencil giving references in the Osborne Collection catalogue for such individual works present here as are listed there. The contents are: Adam the Gardener [abridged from Charles Cowden Clarke]; The Princess Narina [also atributed to Clarke]; Number One [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Perseverance [Clarke]; The Curate's Favourite Scholar [Mary Howitt]; The Remarkable Nigger and three more verse tales [F.W.N.Bailey]; Little Chatterbox [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Picture of the Virgin [Mary Howitt]; Savoyard Boy and his Sister [J.D.Haas, after Hermann Kletke]; Adventures of Jack Holyday [Albert Smith]; Glory [Thomas Gaspey]. The majority of the plates seem to be by John Absalon. The pagination at the end of three of the stories is erratic, or rather erroneous, but the texts are complete. Two of the verse-tales by F.W.N.Bailey are so overtly racist that it's hard to imagine how they would have appealed to the same readership as Clarke or Howitt, but this is perhaps a lesson this compilation inadvertently teaches.
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Book number: IS002345
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Keywords: Ianweb Victorian Illustrated Books Children's Books Antiquarian John Absalom Charles Cowden Clarke Mary Howittt Mrs S.C. Hall F.W. N. Bailey Albert Smith Racist Literature Racism

 
ANONYMUS
Traité Des Oiseaux de Chant, Des Pigeons de Volière, Du Perroquet, Du Faisan, Du Cygne Et Du Paon
. Paris, Auddot, [1818]. 12mo. 231pp. + 23pp. publisher's catalogue, coloured illustration on title page and 15 b/w plates, full calf binding with decorated spine. Spine repaired replacing small part at the top. text fine, plates foxed. see: Cornet & Malagies 2247, Ronsil 2949.
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Book number: F2560KI
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 62 US$ 72.69 | JP¥ 8252]
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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
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 95.75 US$ 112.34 | JP¥ 12752]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Limited Art Signed Rare Bibliophile

 
AUGUSTINE, SAINT, BISHOP OF HIPPO
Aurelij Augustini Prima Quinquagena
. Basilee : Iohannem de Amerbach, 1497, the Colophon reads: Post exactam diligentenque emendationem (auctore deo) perfectus est insigne atque per clarum hoc opus explanationis psalmorum: diui ac magni doctoris augustini. Opus reuera maiori commendatione se dignum [exhiberes?] legentibus: quia quibusuis verbis explicari possit: vt et ex praefatione et prologo ipsuis euidenter colligi potest Quarto vero studio et accuratione castigatum: emendatus et ordinatus sit: hi iudicent qui illud alijs similibus sibi: siue manu scriptis: siue ere impressis litteris contulerint. Consummatum Basilee per magistrum ioannem de Amerbach: Anno domini.M.cccc.xcvij. F.105a: Aurelii Augustini Secunda Quinquagena. F.245a: Aurelii Augustini Tertia Quinquagena. The headlines indicate the numbers of Psalms. No pagination or foliation, but numbered throughout by hand on right hand pages 1 to 380 up to "Principalium sententiarum in explanatione libri psalmorum diui Augustini Annotatio" Pages printed in double columns. 426 leaves, 293 mm. folio, Initial letters hand coloured in red and highlighted in silver throughout the volume. Printed shoulder notes.Bound in modern half calf, 5 raised bands, red leather title label. Marginal annotations in ink throughout the volume. also on first title. A very good copy with only very occas. spotting. see: GW 2911. Hain-Copinger 1975. Hain 1975. OPAC Full Record: Main Author: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo. Title Details: Explanatio Psalmorum. Publisher:Basilee : Iohannem de Amerbach, 1497. Physical desc.:426 l (fol). Ask for images. see: GW 2911. Hain-Copinger 1975. Hain 1975. Inserted is a letter dated 1 May 1860 from a William Lawson in which he explains that the volume belonged to William Beveridge (1637 - 1708) Bishop of St Asaph and that it contains his marginal annotations and observations.
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Book number: F2910
GBP 2950.00 [Appr.: EURO 3316.25 US$ 3898.73 | JP¥ 442586]
Catalogue: rare/antiquarian
Keywords: Auctiongerman Rare German Theology Psalms Incunabulae Incunables Inkunabel

 
AYLIFFE, JOHN, 1676-1732
The Antient and Present State of the University of Oxford. 2 Volumes.
. Containing I. An account of its antiquity, past government, and sufferings from the Danes, and other people, both foreign and domestick. II. An account of its colleges, halls, and publick buildings; of their founders and especial benefactors; the laws, statutes, and privileges relating thereunto in general; and of their visitors and their power, &c. III. An account of the laws, statutes and privileges of the University, and such of the laws of the realm which do any wise concern the same; together with an abstrct of several royal grants and charters given to the said University, and the sense and opinion of the lawyers thereupon. To which is added the method of proceeding in the Chancellor's Court. With an appendix and index to the whole. London : Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet,,1714, [24] 518 [10]; 334 [10] CLXXXIX [1]pp.full calf with 4 raised bands and title labels. binddings very worn, hinges split, but book blocks still tightly attached to bindings, foxing throughout. name in ink at bottom of titles is Salomon Cypriani, dated 1715.[DL 1/4-5].
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Book number: F1090
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Keywords: Oxford Rare

 
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
GBP 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 253 US$ 297.36 | JP¥ 33757]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Private Press Rare Limitred Leather

 
BANDEIRA, MANUEL
50 Poemas Escolhidos Pelo Autor.
. [Rio de Janeiro, 1955 ] Ministerio da educacao e cultura, servicio de documantacao. (Os cadernos de cultura ) 86pp. paperback. wrappers and text sl. browned. With a handwritten dedication to Ronald Bottrall, by the author, signed and dated Rio (?) 1955.
¶ Bandeira (1886 - 1968) wrote over 20 books of poetry and prose. In 1904, he found out that he suffered from tuberculosis, which encouraged him to move from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, because of Rio's tropical beach weather. In 1922, after an extended stay in Europe where Bandeira met many prominent authors and painters, he contributed poems of political and social criticism to the Modernist Movement in São Paulo. Bandeira began to publish his most important works in 1924. Bandeira became a respected Brazilian author and wrote articles in several newspapers and magazines, as well as teaching Hispanic Literature in Rio de Janeiro. Bandeira began to translate into Portuguese canonical plays of world literature in 1956, which he continued to do until his last days. He died in Rio de Janeiro. Bandeira's poems are of a unique delicacy and beauty. Recurrent themes can be found in his works: the love of women, his childhood in the Northeast city of Recife, friends, health problems. His delicate health affected his poems, in a manner similar to the last poems of Jorge Luis Borges. Many of Manuel Bandeira's poems depict the limits of the human body. [157C].
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Book number: F157C
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BARCLAY, IOANNIS,
Euphormionis Lusinini Sive Ioannis Barclaii Satyricon, Partes Quinque Cum Clavi. Accessit Conspiratio Anglicana.
. Lugd[ini] Batavorum, apud Elzevirios, 1655. small size (73 x 130 mm. ) , [12] 568pp. engraved title page, in vellum-like paper covers, 5 raised bands, handwritten title label, text darkened,
¶ A satire on the Jesuits and Puritans. Parts I and II were first published in 1605 and 1607 respectively; part III, with title "Apologia Euphormionis pro se", was published in 1610; part IV, with title "Icon animorum", appeared in 1614; part V, by C.B. Morisot, was first published separately in 1624 with title "Alitophili Veritatis lacrymae" but is frequently included in collected editions of Barclay's work. The "Conspiratio Anglicana" (p. [571]-580) deals with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. lacks dedication page.
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Book number: F2388
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Keywords: Rare Anglican Church Rare

 
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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Book number: F1830
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BEWICK, THOMAS,
A General History of Quadrupeds - the Figures Engraved on Wood By T. Bewick
. Thje third edition. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1792, X,483pp. Text foxed / stained throughout, more so on the last 50 pages, tear in pp/ 383/384 and in margin of pp. 321/322 repaired, small piece missing from right bottom title, ssignature erased from top margin of title. in new green calf binding with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. Profusely illustrated with the famous Bewick wood engravings. Well over 200 engr. of animals and over 100 vignettes and tailpieces.
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Book number: F0724
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BOURGOING, J.F.,
Travels in Spain
0. 1809. [A Collection of Voyages and Travels, from the Discovery of America, to the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century. Volume 25]. London, For Sir Richard Phillips, 1809; ii, 392pp. with folding frontispiece map of Spain and 16 folding plates; c. 16.5 x 10.5 cm.; original boards, uncut;; boards loose and very rubbed and used [front board detached], lacking much of the paper on the spine though only a small chip from the original printed title-label, stitching poor, and broken at several points (one or two gatherings almost detached, plates mostly damp-stained or spotted. The French first edition was published in 1788-89, and Sir Richard Phillips' edition in English first appeared in 1808. The plates include the Royal Palace of St. Ildefonso, the Palace of the Escurial (this plate neither spotted nor stained), the Royal Palace of Aranjurz, a plan of Cadiz, and twelve scenes of the bull-fight (corner of outer margin of one plate torn with loss). A rebinding or working copy, with all the plates.
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Book number: IS002287
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Keywords: Ianweb Spain Travel and Exploration Spanish Culture Antiquarian European Travel

 
BRADBURY, EDWARD,
All About Derbyshire.
0. 1884. With sixty illustrations by W.H.J.Boot, J.S.Gresley, W.C.Keene, Ll. Jewett et al. London & Derby, 1884; xvi, 396, 52 pp. with numerous illustrations; publisher's red cloth ruled in blind, spine gilt-lettered; spine discoloured where a large label has been removed, front cover very slightly marked, edges very slightly spotted. First edition. An informative, detailed, yet brightly-written series of essays with good illustrations from wood-engravings. [An "Extra Edition, with 12 platinotype plates, is advertised, but our copy is the ordinary edition, with text illustrations but not plates]. The essays are grouped as "Derbyshire Dales", "Derbyshire Hills", "Derbyshire Halls", Derbyshire Spas", "Railway Readings" ("Through the Peak on the Engine of the Express" and "Over the High Peak Railway"], and, finally, "Random Readings". The last section of over 50 pages is of advertisements by mostly Derbyshire firms. Loosely inserted is a print, minimally embrowned, cut out of a contemporary work, captioned "Winter-Time - Feeding the deer in Chatsworth Park", which has been professionally hand-coloured.
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Book number: IS00625
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Rare Derbyshire Buxton Bakewell Matlock Chatsworth Topography Local History Illustrated

 
BRITTON, J. AND E.W.BRAYLEY,
Derbyshire from: The Beauties of England and Wales.
0. 1803. [London, c. 1803]; pp. 291 - 552, with copper-engraved title-page and 20 [of 21] copper-engraved plates; modern fine-grained green binder's cloth, spine lettered in gilt; covers marked, outer margins of a few plates cropped quite close (one with loss of part of caption)' The "Derbyshire" section of Volume III of the series (the complete volume would also include Cumberland and the Isle of Man), which gives a guide to the county as Jane Austen's Mr Darcy would have seen it, with beautiful copper-engraved views after Dayes, Moore, Delamotte senior, including a fine plate of Buxton Crescent after a drawing by Dayes. This copy lacks one plate, and the map.
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Book number: IS002127
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 33.04 | JP¥ 3751]
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Keywords: Ianweb Derbyshire English Topography Antiquarian Illustrated Books English History

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