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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 108.25 US$ 127.41 | JP¥ 14466]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Caucasus Travel Rare Lantuhov Weblists

 
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 159.5 US$ 187.77 | JP¥ 21318]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
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 11 US$ 12.74 | JP¥ 1447]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
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 51.25 US$ 60.35 | JP¥ 6852]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Oxford Antiquarian Booktrade Jewish 320577020x

 
ANON.,
Almanach de St-Petersbourg
0. 1913. Cour Monde et Ville 1913/14. 4me Année. St. Petersburg [& Leipzig], 1913; xv. 676, xvi-xxxiv pp.; publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, red lettering-piece on spine, red edges; spine slightly faded and slightly dull, the leather lettering piece a little rubbed, two small, almost invisible stains on front cover, contents slightly embrowned, particularly in the extreme margins; overall a very good copy, the two stains on the cover being more like small, slightly darker areas. A rare publication which contained all they wanted to know - who was who with addresses - this takes up most of the book -, services, where to get what (including perfume, champagne, automobiles, dresses, furs, jewellery, suits, pianos, furniture, but also "grottes pour aquariums", "glaces", "fruits secs", "fusils de chasse" etc. etc.), where to eat, where to stay, spas abroad, and a very great deal more. The Nabokovs head the Ns in the addresses section. Replete with advertisements, some full-page, many illustrated, two in colour. Mostly in French, though some of the advertisements are in Russian, German or English. The preface,by F.van der Hoeven, is dated "mai 1913".
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Book number: IS002260
GBP 825.00 [Appr.: EURO 939.5 US$ 1106.49 | JP¥ 125626]
Catalogue: Russian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb Russian History Russian Culture Trade Catalogues Almanachs Ephemera Antiquarian Illustrated Books Russia Rare Russian Nabokov

 
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 108.25 US$ 127.41 | JP¥ 14466]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
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 62.75 US$ 73.77 | JP¥ 8375]
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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 51.25 US$ 60.35 | JP¥ 6852]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
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 57 US$ 67.06 | JP¥ 7614]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
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 227.75 US$ 268.24 | JP¥ 30455]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb London Almanacks Miniature Books Bindings

 
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
GBP 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 227.75 US$ 268.24 | JP¥ 30455]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb London Almancks Miniature Books Miniature Bindings

 
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 227.75 US$ 268.24 | JP¥ 30455]
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Keywords: Ianweb Miniature Books Miniature Bindings London Almanacks

 
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 68.5 US$ 80.47 | JP¥ 9136]
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
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 57 US$ 67.06 | JP¥ 7614]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
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 62.75 US$ 73.77 | JP¥ 8375]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Janet Hall Ornithology Vogels Birds Rare

 
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 97 US$ 114 | JP¥ 12943]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Limited Art Signed Rare Bibliophile

 
ARVATOV, B. I. (BORIS IGNATEVICH), 1896-1940.
Iskusstvo I Klassy
. Moscow and Petrograd: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo, 1923, 88pp. First edition. see: Getty Cat. No. 32, British Library Cat. No. 15 . wrappers printed in black and red, signed: L.N. Avant-garde cover (Constructivism). text browned, some annot (small lines) in margins, 3 cm of spine missing at the bottom .part of text uncut, picture available.[DR-2].
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Book number: F1427
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 142.5 US$ 167.65 | JP¥ 19034]
Catalogue: Russian Rare
Keywords: Russian Rare

 
ASEEV, N.,
Izbran'. Stikhi 1912 - 1922.
. Moskva -Peterburg Krug, 1923, (edition of 3000 copies) Orig. printed paper covers, corner of rear cover expertly repaired. With a cover design printed in black and orange by A. Rodchenko. Aseev, futurist poet and member of LEF. Aleksander Mikhailovich Rodchenko ( 1891 -1956) Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. One of the founders of constructivism and Russian design and one of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to emerge after the Russian Revolution. library marking on rear cover. covers foxed, with damp stains, split spine lacks 3 cm at the top and 2 cm at the bottom. No card sale or cheque for this title, payment only by bank transfer.
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Book number: F0123
GBP 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 199.5 US$ 234.71 | JP¥ 26648]
Catalogue: Russian Rare
Keywords: Weblists2 Russian Rare Literature

 
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 3359.25 US$ 3956.54 | JP¥ 449207]
Catalogue: rare/antiquarian
Keywords: Auctiongerman Rare German Theology Psalms Incunabulae Incunables Inkunabel

 
MANY AUTHORS
Unique Collection of Theses Dating from the 16th to the 20th Century.
. So far 376 titles have been described here, approximately 150 more are still to be listed. Subjects: Classical antiquity, theology, history, zoology, botany, physics, chemistry. The majority are in the medical field and in Latin. Detailed list available on-line or as PDF. Please ask.
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Book number: F3147
GBP 2500.00 [Appr.: EURO 2846.75 US$ 3353 | JP¥ 380684]
Catalogue: Rare
Keywords: Theses Medicine Theology Classical Antiquity

 
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
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 97 US$ 114 | JP¥ 12943]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
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 256.25 US$ 301.77 | JP¥ 34262]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
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
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 74.25 US$ 87.18 | JP¥ 9898]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Poetry B Razil Brazilian Literature Signed

 
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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BASHKIN, V.; KUPRIN, A.; OLIGER, N.; SOLOGUB, F.
Zemlya. Sbornik Tretii.
. Contents: N. Oliger "Osennyaya pesnya" - V. Bashkin "Lipy shumeli" - F.Sologub "Staryi dom" - A.Kuprin "Yama". Moskva: Moskovskoe knigoizdatel'stvo, !909. 338 pp. cover illustration by I.Bilibin, repeated on the title page. very good new paper coverd boards , original front cover pasted to new front board , pages are slightly brown, otherwise fair condition.
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