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CLERK, THOMAS,
The Works of William Hogarth. 2 Volumes
0. 1821. (Including "The Analysis of Beauty"), elucidated by Descriptions Critical, Moral, and Historical .. to which is prefixed Some Account of his Life. London, R.Scholey, 1821; vi, [vi], 203, [iv], 96pp. + " The Analysis of Beauty" with unnumbered pages, with title-page vignettes and 86 plates; nineteenth-century half deep blue morocco over blue marbled boards, blue marbled endpapers, rebacked with matching buckram; slight rubbing to extremities of the boards and one or two small chips, marginal loss to Plate IX, but a well-bound set, professionally repaired, the contents clean. One of several handbooks to the engraved versions of Hogarth's paintings which appeared after his lifetime. Plates 54 and 55 have not been bound in, and the letterpress for "Before and After" implies they may have been deliberately omitted; there is no plate 84, but this is probably not called for, as the letterpress at this point directs the reader to the title-page vignette for the illustration; the numeration of the plates is eccentric, with plates one would expect in the first volume bound [correctly] in the second, but the plates are otherwise complete. The pages of "The Analysis of Beauty" are unnumbered, but page numbers are given in the margins of the text. apparently referring to the pagination of the first edition.This is a very interesting association copy. The front paste-down of each volume bears a decorative bookplate by Provost Blondel (Paris) of a flowery wreath with interwined initials we have not deciphered and the motto "Jamais Cesder". Inscriptions on the bookplates show that the book once belonged to the English author W.Somerset Maugham, and that he gave it as a present to the American writer Glenway Wescott. Wescott, a friend of Katherine Anne Porter and Thornton Wilder as well as of Maugham, was a widely read and admired novelist in the first half of the twentieth century, and lived in Paris for much of his life. He presented this set to the art historian Edgar Wind, who had fled Germany and had posts in the United States in the 1940s (he later became the first Professor of the History of Art at Oxford.) The inscriptions, all written in ink in the margins of the ex-libris, read: "Edgar Wind ex dono Glenway Wescott ex dono W.Somerset Maugham" and "with G.W.'s affection to E.W. - and thanks for his analyses of the spring of 1942 -".
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Book number: IS002217
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Keywords: Ianweb Association Copies Ex-Libris Signatures Hogarth Art History Eighteenth Century Satire Antiquarian Rare 18th Century Illustrated Books Bookplates Glenway Wescott Edgar Wind W. Somerset Maugham American Literature

 
DOYLE, RICHARD,
The Foreign Tour of Messrs Brown,Jones and Robinson
0. 1867. Being the History of what they saw and did in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. New York, D.Appleton & Co. 1867; 4to; [iv], "80" [actually 79] pages of text with black-and-white lithographic illustrations, printed on one side of each page only; publisher's blue cloth, illustrated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; spine professionally repaired, with most of original cloth spine laid down, front free endpaper renewed with old waxed paper; boards bright though minimally stained or discoloured here and there, with two or three slight "bubbles" and spots of wear on corners and one edge, small light-brown marks to lower margin of pages 9, 65 & 66. A good copy, the binding bright and contents generally clean, skillfully repaired. The 49th leaf or page is puzzlingly numbered "49 & 50" in the lithographic plate, so the book was issued with only 79 pages beyond the prelims.
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Book number: IS002325
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 US$ 32.61 | JP¥ 3414]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Richard Doyle Illustrated Books Victorian Illustated Books Caricature Humour European Travel Childreb's Books Art Cartoon Art

 
ESCHER ( MAURITS CORNELIS ESCHER 1898 - 1972 )
Frogs.
. Postersize, about A-3, enlarged woodcut printed in green with Latin and Dutch texts. Latin at the top: Silentium omni strepitu maius. Dutch at the bottom: De kwakerschaar doorrijt den zomernacht om't zeerst; toch welft de stilte wijd,roerloos, en overheerscht. we can send a photograph.
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Book number: F0036
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4 US$ 4.56 | JP¥ 478]
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Keywords: Teh Hague Dutch Art

 
FRISHMAN, MARCEL,
Drawings
. Oxford, Bruno Cassirer, 1957, twenty-five tipped-in black and white plates. folio, number 62 of a limited edition of 500 copies. In a wonderful contemporary full red crushed full morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe and described as a special copy on the last page In a matching slip case, also quarter bound (spine and edges) in red morocco . All edges gilt. the spine of teh slip case very slightly sunned. Marcel Frishman was born in 1900 in Lodz and died in 1952. He studied at the Berlin Academy in the early 1920s under Hans Meid and in 1926 joined the staff of the political and satirical weekly 'Simplicissimus' as a cartoonist. When the magazine was taken over by the Nazis in 1933, he was compelled to leave Germany, working in Copenhagen and then, in 1937, Australia where he remained for 13 years, working in factories. In 1950 he returned to Europe with deteriorating health to continue his work.
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Book number: F3003
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HALL, FAIRFAX,
Paintings and Drawings By Harold Gilman
Privately Published. 1965. and Charles Ginner in the Collection of Edward Le Bas. Privately printed, London, 1965. This work consists of a large half green morocco portfolio (approximately 50.5 x 40 cm.) containing a printed title-page and 36 colour reproductions, together with a smaller 50-page book of text (with the same title), similarly bound, in cream buckram boards backed with green morocco, which fits into a specially-engineered space on the inside of the portfolio's front board. Both text and reproductions were printed by Fairfax Hall at his own press, on specially-made papers by Alex Cowan And Sons and by W.S.Hodgkinson and Co.; the types were cast by Fairfax Hall from matrices designed by Eric Gill; the bindings are by W.T.Morrell and Co. The whole edition was limited to 105 sets. This is number 44. The spine of the portfolio is lightly stained, the boards lightly spotted, with a pale water-stain on the front board that also reaches part of the morocco on the front. A very good copy. [postage or carriage on this rather large portfolio would exceed postage rates for standard books, please inquire first ] ( private press ).
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Book number: IS002363
GBP 295.00 [Appr.: EURO 324.5 US$ 384.76 | JP¥ 40283]
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Keywords: Ianweb Art History Twentieth Century Art Harold Gilman Charles Ginner the Camden Town Group Private Press Privately Printed Typgraphy Limited Editions Illustrated Books Prints

 
HALLEUR, G.C.HERMANN,
The Art of Photography.
Weale. 1854. Instructions in the Art of Producing Photograhic Pictures in any Colour, and on any Material, for the Use of Beginners; and also of those who have already obtained some Proficiency in the Art; and of Engravers on Copper, Stone, Wood etc..with Practical Hints..by F.Schubert, Painter. London: John Weale, 1854; xii, 108, [24]pp. with a few wood-engr. text illustrations; publisher's flexible cloth boards, expertly rebacked with old spine laid down, front cover creased, printed label chipped with loss, very occasional small spots. A good copy. First English Edition.
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Book number: IS0026
GBP 49.50 [Appr.: EURO 54.5 US$ 64.56 | JP¥ 6759]
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Keywords: Ianweb History of Photography Art Rare Ian

 
HAUG, ROBERT VON
Pen Drawing with Poem Also Written in Ink
. the drawing shows a lady holding 5 marionettes in the shapes of men in formal suits + a poem also written in ink at the bottom : A la Comtesse de Plambuits..L'huile de la douceur est dans votre nature etc.. drawing on paper backed up onto carton, 200 x 150 mm.


¶ xxx Robert von Haug (27 May 1857, Stuttgart - 3 April 1922, Stuttgart) , German impressionist painter, illustrator and lithographer who specialized in scenes from the "Befreiungskriege". From 1872 to 1877, he was enrolled at the Stuttgart Kunstschule ], then spent two years at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, where he studied with Carl von Häberlin, Bernhard von Neher and Otto Seitz. While there, he was a close associate of Karl Stauffer-Bern and Ludwig von Herterich. In 1879, he returned to Stuttgart. His first major exhibitions came after 1883, including one at the Glaspalast, but his chief occupation was book illustrating. He also painted frescoes for the Stuttgart City Hall. He became a Professor at the Kunstschule in 1894. From 1912 to 1916 he was also the school's Director. One of his best-known students was Carl Geist. Around 1912 a dispute began between the Avant-garde faction led by Adolf Hölzel and the Traditionalists, with whom Haug sided. He was replaced as Director by Hölzel, who resigned three years later when the school rejected Paul Klee for a teaching post.
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Book number: F3256
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HILTON, ROGER,
Works on Paper.
0. 1974. Tuesday 29 October to Saturday 23 November 1974. London, The Waddington Galleries, [1974]. Oblong 8vo (approx. 19.5 x 24 cm); 24 unnumbered pages, mostly illustrations, some in colour; illustrated semi-stiff wrappers; minimal short crease to edge of front wrapper. A very good copy.
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Book number: IS002323
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Keywords: Ianweb Modern Art Britart Modern British Art

 
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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Keywords: German Theology Art Bibliophile Signed

 
MOSZEIK, O.,
Die Malereien Der Buschmaenner in Suedafrika
0. 1910. Mit 173 Abbildungen im Text und drei farbigen Tafeln. Berlin, 1910; [iv], 100 pp. with text illustrations and three plates in colour; publisher's decorated ochre-coloured cloth; slight bump in bottom inner corner of front board (not affecting contents), decoration on spine and front board a little flaked away . First edition. A very good copy from the library of Professor Edgar Wind (his initials,in his own hand, which have apparently been rubbed out, are still faintly visible on the rear paste-down).
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Book number: IS002093
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Keywords: Ianweb Art History Anthropology Ethnology Archaeology Africa South Africa Bushman Art the Bushmen German Tribal Art

 
PASSAUER, L.V.,
Die Gold'ne Chronik Von Rakoczy.
0. La Grande Histoire du Rakoczy. The Golden Chronicle of Rakoczy.[Munich, c. 1843]; oblong album format: 18 x 24 cm.; lithographed pictorial title-page, 10 humorous lithographic plates [one folding] by Herwegen after Passauer, with unnumbered text-pages; original illustrated cloth-backed boards with two further illustrations; boards a little dusty, with two or three brown ink-stains, a little very, very light marginal browning or spotting. First edition. A very well preserved ephemeral souvenir of the water-cure at Bad Kissingen, offering serious information in palatable form. The drawings, mostly quite busy caricature scenes, are both satirical and affectionate. Thieme-Becker knows no more about Passauer than that he was "Genremaler und Radierer, um 1842", while the life and work of the Cologne-born lithographer, Peter Herwegen [1814-1893], who settled in Munich in 1837, are documented in detail, although the present work is not mentioned.
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Book number: IS00603
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Bad Kissingen Health Spas Kur Medical History Alternative Medicine Humour German Illustrated Cartoons Caricature.

 
PILKINGTON, M.,
A Dictionary of Painters
0. 1805. from the Revival of the Art to the Present Period. A New Edition, with Considerable Alterations, Additions, an Appendix, and an Index, by Henry Fuseli, R.A. London, 1805; 4to; xx, [ii],, 694, [xx] pp.; contemporary half calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering piece, marbled boards; corners rubbed, spine and front hinge a little rubbed, a few preliminary pages bound in the wrong order but complete; a good and handsome copy. Pilkington dedicated the original edition of his Dictionary to the President and Council of the Royal Academy. This is the first edition of Fuseli's edition, containing many new biographical articles, and a short additional Preface. Fuseli revised and expanded this 1805 edition in a new edition five years later. The editorship and additions by Fuseli, a leading exponent of English, or rather of European Romantic painting, as well as a scholar of Fine Art, make this an invaluable work.
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Book number: IS001032
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Keywords: Ianweb Art History Art Refeence Antiquarian Rare Henry Fuseli Romanticism

 
REINICK, R.,
Abc-Buch
0. 1845. fuer kleine und grosze Kinder gezeichnet von Dresdener Kuenstlern. Mit Erzaehlungen und Liedern von R[obert] Reinick und Singweisen von Ferd. Hiller. Leipzig, Georg Wigand's Verlag, 1845; c. 15 x 22.2 cm.; 96pp. with wood-engraved frontipiece and 26 fine wood-engraved plates illustrating songs or stories each of which relates to a letter of the alphabet; contemporary English half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt-ruled with raised bands, marbled edges; binding strong and firm, but worn at extremities and edges, with a minor chip at head of spine; very pale scattered marginal spots. Ownerhip entry on front blank - Helen Martineau, Park Nook, 1847. An unusually good and internally bright copy of a rare and sought-after group production by the late Romantic Dresden school of artists, including celebrated plates after Ludwig Richter - "ABC- Buch", "Bilderbude", & "Quacksalber" - , as well as very fine designs by Ernst Rietschel, A.Ehrhardt, Eduard Bendemann, Julius Huebner and others. First edition. Hobrecker 1765; Hoff-Budde 1151-1153; Ruemann, "Illustrierte Buecher", 1801 & 1876.
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Book number: IS00777
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Rare German Children's Books Juveniles Alphabet Books Abc Illustrated Music

 
TAYLOR, TOM, (ED.),
Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon,
. 1853. Historical Painter, from his Autobiography and Journals. Second Edition. Three volumes, London, 1853; xvi, 419, viii, 407, viii, 419 pp. AN EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY with scores of plates from Victorian and earlier sources, mostly portraits; bound by Riviere & Son in early 20th century brown half morocco over cloth boards, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands,exremities a little rubbed; plates to Volumes I and II damp-stained, mostly in the margins (see below), a few light marginal pencil marks. Today Haydon is better remembered for his remarkable diary and tragic end than for the historical painting he tried desperately to promulgate. His writings are replete with anecdotes, of contemporaries, artistic and others, records of encounters and friendships, and trenchant, if controversial, criticisms and judgements (a large number of the people referred to or portrayed are illustrated through the plates that have been added by the binder). Many of the plates added to the first two volumes damp-stained but mostly in the margins: many of the plates were window-mounted, and it is then ususally only the mounts that display marks; the text in these volumes is not stained, though it is very slightly rippled at the outer edge. Volume III is unaffected by stains. The plates comprising the extra illustrations are the usual mixture for the time of binding of mostly steel-engraved, or copper-engraved, portraits and views, usually relating to the text opposite which they are bound in, some common, some scarce. They would be hard to assemble nowadays.
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Book number: IS002118
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Keywords: Ianweb Art History Extra-Illustrated Books Grangerised Books Portraits Autobiographies 19th Century Romanticism Antiquarian Riviere Bindings

 
VOZNESENSKII, A.
A-4 Poster Pasternak Collage Featuring the Poet and a Crucifix Plus Texts Scattered Across the Poster
. lilac background with the name Pasternak vertically printed in large capitals, with some texts idet sneg / sneg idet in white, red and yellow.
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Book number: PR1463
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Keywords: Russian Literature

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