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D'IAKONOVA, ELIZAVETA ALEKSANDROVNA [ 1874-1902 ]
Dnevnik Elizavety D'iakonovoi 1886-1902 G. : Literaturnye Etiudy, Stikhotvoreniiya, Stat'i, Pis'ma.
. Izdanie 4-e, znachitel'no dopolnennoe. Pod red. i s vstupitel'nymi stat'yami A.A.D'yakonova. Moskva, izdanie V.M.Sablina, 1912; 836PP. bound in new cloth, title page repaired as right bottom corner was missing , new end papers and title label
¶ D'iakonova came to fame posthumously, as the author of a diary which was frequently compared to Bashkirtseva's. The diary's success was due to the author's frankness, the timely "woman question' issues that it touched on, and the view of many that she 'typified" young women of her generation. D'iakonova was bom into a merchant family in the village of Nerekhta in 1874. In her diary she describes her mother as despotic and unloving. She completed secondary school in laroslavl' and then wanted to continue her education at the university level, but her mother was strongly opposed to her attending. D'iakonova was forced to wait four years to apply for entrance into the Higher Courses for Women in SPb. when she would no longer need parental approval. Even then her mother was able to block her acceptance for a while. The courses had been her escape, and their reality proved to be a great disappointment. While still a student, she began her literary career with the publication of a translation. Then she published an article, "Women's Education" (Zhenskoe obrazovanie), in the journal Women's Came (ZhenD) and several fictional sketches under the pseudonym E. Nerekhtskaia/D'iakonova graduated from the courses in 1899, She rejected an earlier idea of going to work as a rural schoolteacher. Instead she traveled around Russia. In 1900 she went 10 Paris and started law school at the Sorbonne. She used her life abroad in Paris and London as the basis of several semi-fictional pieces which she published in the journals Kitvite (KievI) and Northern Land (Severnyi krai). While at the Sorbonne, D'takonova developed an obsessive crush on a French doctor and psychologist. She visited him under the pretext of having a psychologically caused illness. These efforts came to nothing. In 1902, at the age of twenty-eight she committed suicide [ DL 3/5 ].
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Book number: R71047
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 145.5 US$ 176.19 | JP¥ 19393]
Catalogue: Russian Rare
Keywords: Wim Meeuws Russian Literature Thonslav Russian-Lot

 
DAHL, ROALD, RICHARD ADAMS, BRIAN ALDISS, ELIZABETH JENNINGS AND OTHERS
The Oxford Bibliophile Alnanac: . Original Correspondence and Contributions
. The original contributions and correspondence between the publisher Holdan Books and the contributors 1980/1981 for THE OXFORD BIBLIOPHILE ALNANAC: Included were stories by Oxford authors on a variety of subjects, articles on the theme of Oxford, and some poetry. All of these illustrated by Oxford artists. The book never appeared since practically none of the artists, who had promised to help, produced art work CONTRIBUTIONS : Richard Adams ( 1920 - 2016 ) A Sonnet Brian Aldiss ( 1925 - 2017 ) Back from Java - a short story Gillian Avery ( 1926 -2016 ) The Researcher's Craft: Designs and Implements. (from Research Concerning Nineteenth Century Children and Books (Monographs No. 17 ) Giles Barber ( 1930 - 2012 ) Oxford, Ossonio, Oxfort - Modern Languages printing at Oxford to 1800 ( promised but never submitted, instead he sent An introduction to the Housemaid ) Sir Basil Blackwell ( 1889 - 1984) May Morris - a lecture Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990 ) The Cow - a poem Eileen Davies ( 1926 - 2011 ) Oxford's Voluble Inglorious Milton: -George Smith Green, Watchmaker & Author J.P. Feather Books Without Walls: Development of the Oxfordshire Book Trade Dame Helen Gardner ( 1908 - 1986 ) Memories of Oxford Bookshops Elizabeth Jennings ( 1926 - 2001 ) A Weather Spell - a poem B.E. Juel-Jensen An Oxonian's view of Ethiopia, Travellers and Books David Low Sir Isaac Newton's Library and Chinnor Rectory Jan Morris ( 1926 -- ) In a Name Hugh Williamson An Oxford Family and its Firm:-Henry Alden, Publisher & Bookseller The full description of this collection+ images is on our webssite.
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Book number: F3235
GBP 950.00 [Appr.: EURO 1104.25 US$ 1339.05 | JP¥ 147389]
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LUCIE-SMITH EDWARD
Two Poems of Night
. Turret Books, 1972, Quarto, 4 pages handsewn in pictorial covers. The poems are printed by letterpress in two colours at the Trigram Press. This is one of only 100 copies signed both by Edward Lucie-Smith and Ralph Steadman. the total edition was 1000 copies.
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Book number: F0707
GBP 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 10 US$ 11.98 | JP¥ 1319]
Catalogue: Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Signaturebook Limited Poetry Signed

 
JUVENILE -
The Cabinet of Lilliput, Stored with Instruction and Delight. 1802, Box Only
. Publisher: J. Harris, successor to E. Newbury. The original wooden miniature cabinent only. Ask for photograph.
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Book number: F3184
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 174.5 US$ 211.43 | JP¥ 23272]
Catalogue: Rare
Keywords: Juvenile Children's Literature Education Rare

 
KARASIK, MIKHAIL AND PAVEL GERASIMENKO (EDS.)
Kharmsizdat Presents. Russian Dada, Oberiu Box, Literary Constructivism, the Leningrad Literary Underground.
. dada, Oberiu box, Literary constructivism, the Leningrad literary underground] St Petersburg: M.K. & Kharmsizdat, [2003]. 79p. ill. Exhibition and catalogue concept: Mikhail Karasik. At head of title: Gosudarstvennyi Russkii muzei, Muzei Liudviga v Russkom muzee. Published by the State Russian Museum in Russia in 2003. 30 cm. " Text in Russian and English. limited edition of 499 copies"--T.p. verso. Catalog of an exhibition held Dec. 25, 2003-Feb. 1, 2004 at the Gosudarstvennyi? russkii? muzei?. The catalogue is bound with red thread in the Japanese style. Colour illustrations on front and back foldout covers. " ISBN: 574520088X ; " OCLC Record Number: 54531022 Founded in 1928 by Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky, OBERIU became notorious for provocative performances which included circus-like stunts, readings of what was perceived as nonsensical verse, and theatrical presentations, such as Kharms's Elizabeth Bam, that foreshadowed the European Theatre of the Absurd. The presentations took place in venues ranging from theaters and university auditoriums to dormitories and prisons. The group's actions were derided as "literary hooliganism" in the ever-more conservative press of the late 1920s. It was chastised even more in the early 1930s, and many of its associates were arrested. The OBERIU has often been called "the last Soviet avant-garde.". (ISBN: 574520088X) .
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Book number: F3217
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 87.25 US$ 105.71 | JP¥ 11636]
Catalogue: Russian Rare
Keywords: Russian Art Dada Limited Editions 574520088x

 
INCUNABLE LEAF
Post Incunable Leaf in Old Dutch (Middel Nederlands Or Diets)
. Early 15th century . Taken from Ludolphus of Saxonia: Vita Christi. Ludolph of Saxony (c. 1300 - 1378), also known as Ludolphus de Saxonia and Ludolph the Carthusian, was a German Roman Catholic theologian of the fourteenth century. Ludolph is one of the many writers to whom the authorship of "The Imitation of Christ" has been assigned.
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Book number: F1805
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 US$ 17.62 | JP¥ 1939]
Catalogue: Rare
Keywords: Incunable Inkunabel

 
LE PAGE RENOUF, SIR PETER, (23 AUGUST 1822 - 14 OCTOBER 1897) INTRODUCTION
The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum, 1890 with the Translation Volume 1895. Together 2 Volumes
. An uncommon first edition and presentation copy of this facsimile of the Book of the Dead, published just two years after the purchase of the original for the British Museum. Rarely seen, and almost always a poor institutional copy. Featuring, 37 double-page colour lithograph plates,errata slip, collated complete. Skilfully restored by Maltby's, the Oxford bindery(established I n 1834, one year before Thornton's. ) Full black cloth with leather title label on the spine, initial pages including first end papers carefully restored, damp discolouration still visible. [ see/ask for images ] "elephant folio" (14 x 21 inches) facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani, published by the British Museum in 1890, a magnificent volume. This first edition contains a valuable Introduction by Mr. Le Page Renouf, then Keeper of the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities. [ a Guernseyman, was described by Lord Acton as "the most learned Englishman I know". ] The edition contained no translation, simply presenting a colour-lithographed facsimile of the sheets of the Papyrus. In 1895, the translation of the Papyrus by Wallis Budge was published intended as a companion to the 1890 facsimile which we add here. The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc. London, British Museum 1895. Solid quarto later buckram; clv, 1 ,377pp. Presentation stamp from the British Museum on the title and some unobtrusive blind stamps of a library, a rather good copy, Small-folio. It contains the hieroglyphic text of the Papyrus with interlinear transliteration and word for word translation, a full description of the vignettes, and a running translation. The reader was expected to read the translation, while looking at the pictures of the scroll in the facsimile.
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Book number: F3259
GBP 2975.00 [Appr.: EURO 3457.5 US$ 4193.35 | JP¥ 461561]
Catalogue: Rare
Keywords: Egypt Egyptology Book of the Dead Papyrus Ani

 
REMIZOV, ALEKSEY MIKHAILOVICH
One Manuscript and One Typescript with Autograph Notes By /Address of the Author
. 1: Peace on earth, typescript 13 A-4 pages , last page with Remizov's signature and address in Paris and with his handwritten bibliographical note where this appeared in Russian in 1922. 2: Manuscript Morshchiny ( small wrinkles ? ) (Not Remizov's hand ? ) . in ink, 17 A-4 pages ( author ? ) Remizov's address on last page in his handwriting. SEE IMAGES ON OUR WEBSITE.
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Book number: F3265
GBP 1500.00 [Appr.: EURO 1743.25 US$ 2114.29 | JP¥ 232720]
Catalogue: Russian Rare
Keywords: Russian Literature Russian Rare Manuscript Autograph

 
SOUBISE, CHARLES DE ROHAN, PRINCE DE
Instructions to His Soldiers and Others
. French Poster dated 3 September 1762, measures 342 x 218 mm. ASK FOR IMAGE ON OUR SITE.
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Book number: F3232
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 52.5 US$ 63.43 | JP¥ 6982]
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LAWRENCE - CHURCHILL (WINSTON)
Proceedings at the Unveiling of the Memorial to Lawrence of Arabia, City of Oxford High School for Boys, 3 October 1936.
. Oxford: J. Thornton & Son, 1937, small 4to. 23 [1] pp. Frontispiece (of the monument). original tan wrappers printed in blue. First edition, first printing. photographic frontispiece showing memorial , this has small remnant of rusty paperclip at the top as has the title page. Image of frontispiece has slightly offset to title page. In the original sl. discoloured cover chipped at edges Slightly discoloured text A memorial wall plaque by Eric Kennington was unveiled by Winston Churchill at the City of Oxford High School for Boys on 3 October 1936. He unveiled the plaque to the school's most famous old scholar; his lengthy address appears on pages 9-18. O'Brien E117 (the first issue, with the John Johnson imprint). including the text of opening remarks from H.M. Lodge (President of the Old Oxford Citizens' Society) followed by Churchill's speech. In 1966, when the school was merged with Southfield School to form the Oxford School, the plaque was moved to the new school premises in Glanville Road, Cowley. Unique association copy . inserted is a letter dated 2dn March 1954 from Basil Blackwell (made a Knight Bachelor in 1956 by Queen Elizabeth II, the only bookseller ever to receive that honour) asking Frederick Thornton for permission to reprint Churchill's address as a kind of introduction to Ned Lawrence's "The Home Letters of T.E.Lawrence and his Brothers". Published by Blackwell's that same year . Churchill had agreed that this could be included. AND the bookshop's original copy of Frederick Thornton's reply giving permission although he wrote that in his opinion the copy-right was with sir Winston. On this copy Frederick (Mr. Fred to the staff of Thornton's ) has scribbled a correction and adds by hand: "When a typist guesses, she always seems to guess wrong: but one never knows just how much has been guessed rightly". keept in an original 50's J. Thornton's bookshop envelope.
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Book number: F3266
GBP 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 261.5 US$ 317.14 | JP¥ 34908]
Catalogue: Rare
Keywords: T.E. Lawrence Oxford Churchill Lawrence of Arabia

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