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ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN,
Der Tannenbaum
. Berlin: Erich Blaschker Presse, 1965, 25, [2], [1 ]pp. With 8 original lithographs by Erich Jasorka. Original boards with another coloured Original-Lithograph on the front board In slip case. this is copy number 532 of a limited edition. This copy is signed by Jasorka below the colophon.
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Book number: F2112SM
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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
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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 3303.75 US$ 3874.82 | JP¥ 431518]
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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
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 95.25 US$ 111.65 | JP¥ 12434]
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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

 
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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BROWNE , JOSEPH ET AL (CONTRIB.)
Gratulatio Solennis Universitatis Oxoniensis Ob Celsissimum Georgium Fred. Aug. Walliæ Principem Georgio Iii. Et Charlottæ Reginæ Auspicatissime Natum
. The many contributors include Joseph Browne, Henri Duke of Beaufort, Edward Bentick, brother of of Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland. Thomas Fitzmaurice, Ambrose Saint John, Thomas Hunt, Professor of Hebrew and Arabic, Professor R. Browne (Syriac), John Swinton (Syriac), Lewis Bagot (son of Ssir Walter Bagot), John Moore (Hebrew) , William Weller Pepys. Oxonii , E typographeo Clarendoniano MDCCLXII [ Oxford Clarendon press 1762 ] [173pp. ] Includes verses in in Latin, English, Greek, Welsh, Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac. Folio-sized volume. In contemp. red calf leather binding. front and rear cover with detailed tooling, binding, especially the spine worn, outer hinges split, binding strenghtened with later new end papers. a.e.g. Text very good. Fine etching on title page. This volume comes from the library of the Royal House of Hanover library, a circular stamp with the motto "suscipere et finire" at the top and the text "ex bibliotheca fideicomm. Ernestii Aug." at the bottom, with his coat of arms in the center is found on the reverse of the title page. Inserted is a 32-line autograph letter in ink dated 3 Jan. '68 signed G.R.Driver = Sir Godfrey Rolles Driver, CBE, FBA ( 1892 - 1975), the English Orientalist noted for his studies of Semitic languages and Assyriology. Written from his home address Park town, Oxford on a crossed out Oriental Institute letter heading.
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Book number: F2195
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CALDERÓN DE LA BARCA, PEDRO, ; 1600-1681. ;
Comedias Del Celebre Poeta Espanñol Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca, , Cavallero Del Orden de Santiago, Capellan de Honor de S.M. Y de Los Señores Reyes Nuevos de la Santa Iglesia de Toledo, Que Saca a la Luz Don Juan Fernández de Apontes, Y Las Dedica
. al mismo Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca, etc. Madrid, Viuda de don Manuel Fernández e Imprenta del Supremo Consejo de la Inquisición, 1760 - 1763. 11 volumes in 10, Tomo X & XI" issued as one volume with a common t.p. [OCLC Number:219534661 ] Volume I in later full calf binding and end papers, decorated spine with title and 4 raised bands . Volume III rebacked in leather, spine with 5 raised bands and new leather title labels, the other volumes all in the original mottled calf leather bindings, gilt decorated spines with 5 raised bands and title labels and each with an ex-libris pasted to first paste-down. All corners worn/bumped, see further on for individual descriptions of thestate of the bindings. (Initials JW or FW ) Edges of paste downs darkened. Tomo Primero, [8] 492 [4]pp. text very clear, some discolouring and fraying to edges, initial 4 and rear 4 pages. Pp. 1-8 contain "Fama, vida, y escritos de Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca Henao y Riaño" by Don Juan de Vera Tassis y Villarroèl: CONTENTS: Cada uno para si, Las Armas de la hermosura,, Amado y aborrecido, La Señora y la criada, Nadie fíe su secreto , Las Tres justicias en una, Amar después de la muerte , un castigo tres venganzas , Duelos de amor y lealtad. Tomo Segundo: front inside hinge split, but book block firmly attached, first e.p. barely attached. [4] 496pp. CONTENTS: El Castillo de Lindabridis, Bien vengas, mal, La Vida es sueño, Casa con dos puertas, El Purgatorio de San Patricio, La Gran Cenobia, La Devoción de la Cruz, La Puente de Mantible, Saber del mal y del bien. Fineza contra fineza.Tomo tercero: rebacked as described above, new end papers,[4] 499pp. bottom of page [1-2] creased (printer's error) CONTENTS: Lances de amor, y fortuna, La Dama duende, Peor está que estaba. Sitio de Breda, El Príncipe constante, El Postrer duelo de España, Eco, y Narciso. El Monstruo de los jardines, El Gran príncipe de Fez, Don Balthasar de Loyola, El Encanto sin encanto. Tomo quarto: [4] 539pp. Spine and hinges rather worn, CONTENTS: La Niña de Gómez Arias, El Hijo del Sol, Faetón, La Aurora en Copacabana, El Conde Lucanor, Apolo y Climene. El Golfo de las sirenas, Egloga piscatorial, La Cisma de Ingalaterra, Las Manos blancas no ofenden, Los Cabellos de Absalón, No siempre lo peor es cierto. Las Cadenas del demonio. Tomo Quinto: [4] 527pp Last pages 526 and 527 both numbered 526, top and bottom of spine worn, some minor staining to bottom of internal hinges of the first 90 pages. CONTENTS: Los tres afectos de Amor, La Vanda, y la flor, Con quièn vengo vengo, Guárdate de la agua mansa, El Alcayde [Alcalde ? ] de sí mismo, Luis Pérez el Gallego, Antes que todo es mi dama, El Mayor encanto amor, El Galán fantasma, Judas macabeo, El Mayor monstruo los zelos. Tome sexto [4] 528pp. spine, especially at the bottom worn, 2 holes measuring c. 4 x 2 cm each in the leather of the front board, CONTENTS: El médico de su honra, Origen, pérdida y restauración de la Virgen del Sagrario, hombre, Hombre pobre todo es traza, A secreto agravio secreta venganza, El astrólogo fingido, Amor, honor y poder, Los tres mayores prodigios, El laurel de Apolo, También ay duelo en las damas, La fiera, el rayo y la piedra. Tomo septimo: [4] 484pp. spine worn but in better condition than in previous volumes, 2 holes measuring c. 4 x 2 cm each in the leather of the rear board. CONTENTS: En esta vida todo es verdad y todo es mentira, El Maestro de danzar, Mañanas de abril y mayo, Los Hijos de la fortuna, Afectos de odio y amor, Loa para la Comedia, La purpura de la Rosa, La purpura de la Rosa, La hija del Ayre [ Part I] , La hija del Ayre Part II, Ni Amor se libra de Amor, Para vencer à amor, querer vencerle. Tomo octavo: [4] 475pp. binding in better shape, spine with some wear to top and bottom only. CONTENTS: Fortunas de Andrómeda y Perseo, El José de las mujeres, Los Empeños de un acaso, Primero soy yo, La Estatua de Prometeo, El Secreto a voces, Dar tiempo al tiempo, El Mágico prodigioso, Mejor está que estaba, Loa para la Comédia: Fieras afemina Amor, Fieras afemina amor. Tomo Nono: [4] 454pp. a small torn bit of leather on rear board pasted back, minor rubbing to front board, spine in better condition. CONTENTS: Dicha y desdicha del nombre, Hado y divisa de Leonido y Marfisa, Los Dos amantes del cielo, Mujer, [spelled Muger here] llora y vencerás, Agradecer y no amar, De una causa, dos efectos, mayor, Cuál es mayor perfección, El Jardín de Falerina, La Sibila de Oriente, No hay burlas con el amor. Tomo X y XI: [8[ 480,232pp. spine worn to top and bottom, vertical split in centre of spine visible but not cracked open , 2 small holes/tears in page 231/232 of the 2nd part (tomo XI )CONTENTS Tomo X: : Gustos y disgustos son no más que imaginación, Amigo, amante y leal, Basta callar, Auristela y Lisidante, Fuego de Dios es el querer bien, La Exaltación de la Cruz, No hay cosa como callar, Celos, aun del aire, (spelled here ayre) matan, El Escondido y la tapada. Tomo XI: Mañana será otro día, Darlo todo , y no dar nada, La Desdicha de la voz, El Pintor de su deshonra, El Alcalde de Zalamea.ASK FOR DIRECTION TO IMAGES.
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Book number: F2835
GBP 950.00 [Appr.: EURO 1064 US$ 1247.82 | JP¥ 138963]
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Keywords: Spanish Literature 18th Century

 
CHATEAUBRIAND, F.A. DE
Travels in Greece, Palestine, Egypt, and Barbary, During the Years 1806 and 1807 . 2 Volumes.
. Translated from the French by Frederic Shoberl. 2nd edition. 2 vols. xii, 418 & (iv), 383 [1]pp, 3 maps on one folding plate , London, Henry Colburn, 1812, [iii]-xii, 418; [ii], 383, [1, advertisements]; pp. 91/92 in volume 1 soiled, text good to very good otherwise,in a recent full calf leather binding, 5 raised bands, wwith gilt titling on red leatehr spine labels, the folding plate foxed.
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Book number: GC0034
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 84 US$ 98.51 | JP¥ 10971]
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Keywords: Cutayar Travel Greece Palestine Egypt

 
CHRISTENSEN, C.B.
The Hand of Memory. Selected Stories and Verse
. The Meanjin Press, Melbourne, 1970; 4to (10 x 7"); xiv + 196 +[1]pp; with line illustrations (moslty in the text) by Douglas ALLAND, illus. e.p.s & marker ribbon; quarter buckram with canvas-backed boards; slipcase (extremities v.sl.worn); head of spine sl.bumped, otherwise near-fine. In an edition limited to 1,050 copies, this is a complementary copy signed (on the colophon page) & inscribed "to Robert Auty" from the author and his wife (possibly in her hand). Douglas Shenton Annand (1903-1976), graphic designer and artist, was born on 22 March 1903 at Toowoomba, Queensland.
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Book number: 031705
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 10.51 | JP¥ 1170]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists Signaturebook Australia Poetry Limited Editions Australian Literature Collectable

 
QUEEN'S COLLEGE -
Queen's College
. Oxford, 1814; 26pp; folio; one fine Ackerman colour plate of Queen's College Chapel; binder's blue cloth; extremities sl. rubbed, interior in very good condition. From Ackerman's History of the University, & colleges.
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Book number: 031615
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Keywords: Loft All Weblists Wim Meeuws Oxford University Colleges Antiquarian Rare Collectable

 
DRUMMOND, JAMES L.,
First Steps to Botany, Intended As Popular Illustrations of the Science, Leading to Its Study As a Branch of General Education
. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green and Longman, 1835, fourth edition, VIII,391pp. [6] ( = publisher's catalogue.) Illustrated throughout with woodcut text illustrations, mostly by /after Sowerby. The author was professor of anatomy and physiology in Belfast. Bound in recent paper covered boards , black cloth spine with paper title label.
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DUMAS, ALEXANDER [PÈRE]
The Borgias.
. ( The Royal Library Historical Series ) Arthur L. Humphreys, 1911, [6[ 358pp. half vellum with gilt title on red leather spine label and red decorative paper covered boards, corners also re-inforced with vellum, front and rear of boards soiled, edges worn, text printed on fine unbleached Arnold paper, large margins, t.e.g. end papers sl. spotted, ? semi-fictional account of Lucrezia Borgia that had great influence on her reputation (1839) [ WO].
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Book number: F0656
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.75 US$ 22.99 | JP¥ 2560]
Catalogue: Winter Rare
Keywords: Frenchall French Literature

 
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
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Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Signaturebook Limited Poetry Signed

 
EDWARD VIII, (1894-1972). KING OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND; LATER DUKE OF WINDSOR.
Signed Photograph Dated Oxford 1914.
. Original Photograph Taken By the Oxford Photographers Gillman & Co. Signed Edward and dated Oxford, 1914. and was presented to Mr. Frederick Thornton, the proprietor of our bookshop at the time . the then Prince of Wales was a regular customer of the bookshop. the photograph is presented behind glass in an oak frame headed by a small crown (sl. damaged) and the prince's motto Ick dien. Measurements: 199 x 255 mm inside the frame. With an oak back panel and hinged stand. A very rare early photograph, the prince was 18 years old at the time. After he succeeded his father, King George V, on January 20, 1936. On December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne, proclaiming to the people of Britain, "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." He was never crowned; his reign lasted 325 days. In 1937, Edward was created Duke of Windsor and married Wallis Simpson. Forwarding by DHL only, please ask for details of cost of this. Payment exclusively by bank transfer. credit card orders will be automatically rejected.
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Book number: F0010
GBP 975.00 [Appr.: EURO 1092 US$ 1280.66 | JP¥ 142620]
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Keywords: Weblists2 House of Windsor Royalty

 
ELLIS, H. (ED.)
Original Letters Illustrative of English History
. "Including numerous royal letters. From autographs in the British Museum, and one or two other collections" Second series. In 4 volumes. London, Harding and Lepard, 1827; 348, 336,383, 544pp, engraved frontispieces (2 folding); occas. light foxing (esp. 2nd frontis.), top corner pp. 329-336 with light crease, top corner last blank page creased and somewhat soiled as a result. Otherwise the contents are very good. An interesting and wide-rainging collection of letters, with notes, spanning from Henry the Fourth to the Eighteenth Century. Skilfully rebound in medium brown cloth with green title labels. in new slip-case (green matching the colour of the title labels ) ask for postal quote first.
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Book number: F154-C
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Keywords: Weblists2 Wim Meeuws British History Antiquarian Rare Correspondence Historical Documents Monarchs

 
QUARLES FRANCIS ( 1592 1644 )
Emblems Divine and Moral: Together with Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man
. London: Printed and sold by H. Trapp, 1777. rebound in half brown calf and green cloth covered boards with leather corners, gilt-lettered spine, 5 raised bands, spine extremities, bookplate on front paste-down, pictorial clipping pasted to verso of first preliminary, frontispiece consists of 2 images on 2 pages, a fine copy. 12mo. [xii] 9-289 , plates not included in the pagination. Profusely illustrated with wood cuts, Signature in ink by [previous owner dated 1791 in ink on original preserved first end paper, she also added some notes of rear end paper. Francis Quarles , English poet descended from an old Essex family, and educated first at Cambridge and then at Oxford. Upon completing those studies he went to Lincoln Inn to study and practice law.Though not an ardent royalist, he wrote pamphlets during the Commonwealth upholding the divine right of kings. In the 1630's he went back to Essex and began work on what was to become his best-known and most popular work "his best-selling Emblems (1635), lavishly-illustrated and containing five books of meditative verse. The poems are introduced by a scriptural motto, then a commentary based on quotations from various sources, and at the end closure is achieved with a short didactic epigram. The visual impact is supplied by the centre-piece, the emblem itself. Quarles says that "an emblem is but a short parable," and the verse puts the visual into the mental. The words and pictures, complementing each other, may then be said to have a double impact upon the reader.
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Book number: F3124
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HERBERT, A.P.,
Poor Poems and Rotten Rhymes.
. Winchester: P. & G. Wells, Booksellers to Winchester College, 1910, 1st edition. Original brown wrappers 72 pp.sl. bumped edges and corners. With signature I ink on half title; George Ronald Hamilton,Winchester, March 1924. First book by this novelist & Member of Parliament. Some poems previously published in The Wykehamist. Herbert (1890-1971) was a staff writer for Punch and Member of Parliament for Oxford Universilty (1935-1950). This volume was published while Herbert was studying law at Winchester; he later wrotye important war poetry , and the popular novel, The water gipsies.
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Book number: 091425
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Keywords: Weblists2 English Literature Rare

 
HILL, GRAY.
With the Beduins. A Narrative of Journeys and Adventures in Unfrequented Parts of Syria
. 68 illustrations and a map. T. Fisher Unwin, 1891, 320 pp. frontispiece, 68 black and white photographs (19 on plates) and text illustrations, 1 folding map, tables, appendix., First edition. Hardcover in the original gilt-decorated blue boards. top edge gilt. Some rubbing to top and bottom of spine and corners of the boards, one corner bumped. 4 letters inscribed with ink on the title page. The cloth of the front board shows a few wrinkles. Small stamp on the rear end paper, overall a very good copy. The book deals with the situation of Bedouin tribes in Jordan, Palestine and Syria. The author and his wife made several annual trips to the region and this book describes those made in 1888, 1889, and 1890.
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Book number: F1165
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Keywords: Bedouin Jordan Syria Palestine Travel Middle East

 
KATIN-YARTSEV, M., & A. SHUMKOV (EDS.)
Costume Ball in the Winter Palace. 2 Volumes. (Kostiumirovannyi Bal V Zimnem Dvortse ) Bi-Lingual English-Russian Edition.
. 2003. Volume 1: Album with photographs with biographical references / Al'bom s fotografiiami i biograficheskimi stat'iami. 464pp. 198 photographs, some in colour Volume 2: Research, documents, materials with added notes and a coloured section of the garments worn which moved through various museums in the 1930-ies. Also added a supplement with photographs of the guests at the ball not included in the album as separate pictures. This 2nd volumes is in English only 128pp. Edition of 4000 copies One hundred years ago the office in charge of editing the State papers started work on the creation of a unique album : that of photogravures and photographs of the guests at the costume ball that took place in the winter Palace on 11 and 13 February 1903. The participants all wore 17th century clothing. In the end it was the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna herself who became the editor-in-chief of this album. Only a few copies of the original album survive in libraries and private collections. This edition is not a reprint of that rare 1904 volume, but it is an attempt by the publishers to show the guests of the ball as we see them today, one hundred years later. It is the scene of a bygone era, the last such event in the history of the House of Romanov. Over one hundred photographs have been traced and these have been provided with full biographical details, although many of these notes finish with the lines "fate after 1917 unknown". A number of photographs not included in the 1904 edition have been added here. The main volume contains the photographs with texts in Russian and English. The photographs measuring 140 x 260 mm are magnificent. The 2nd volume, entirely in English, contains the newly found photographs and editorial materials, modern photographs of some of the uniforms, dresses, clothing surviving in some museums in full colours. Fine hardbacks in slip case. forwarding costs vary from country to country, the weight is 6 KG. Please ask for details of shipping (DHL + insurance) before you order. the set is in pristine condition. Many pictures available on our site. NOW OUT OF PRINT. PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER ONLY, NO PAYPAL.
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Book number: 092504-17
GBP 395.00 [Appr.: EURO 442.5 US$ 518.83 | JP¥ 57779]
Catalogue: Russian Rare
Keywords: Weblists2 Romanov Russian History Costume Photography Royalty

 
KETT, HENRY, (REVD.)
The Flowers of Wit, Or, a Choice Collection of Bon Mots, Both Antient and Modern; with Biographical and Critical Remarks
. 2 volumes bound on one. 1st ed. London: printed for Lackington, Allen, and Co. 1814. : 12mo: XXIV, 216; 220pp. half dark green leather binding with 4 raised bands, title and decor. in gilt on spine, marbled paper covered boards. Ex-libris of Jacob Ley, Student of Ch. Ch. (Christ Church ) and vicar of St. Mary , Magdalene Oxford A.D. MDCCCXLVII. leather of the spine sl. creassed/cracked. ? Kett was author of some didactic works and books for children, The Revd. Jacob Ley was a friend of Lewis Carroll's father and Lewis Carroll (Dodgson) stayed with Ley after arriving in Oxford on 24 January 1851 [ DR 1 ].
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KRESSE, HANS G., & DIRK HUIZINGA.
De Jeugd Van Eric de Noorman, Delen 1 -3 En de Avonturen Van Eric de Noorman Delen 7 - 9; 15 - 20,
. totaal 12 delen, vrijwel nieuw, ongelezen, 2 nog in shrinkwrap. Den Haag, Uitgeverij Panda, 1976 - 1982, eerste drukken van de herdrukken in groot octavo formaat, met stofomslagen, een klein scheurtje in een vande omslagen, een paar delen hier en daar met minimale beschadigingen aan randen van de omslagen. Heel mooie set. De jeugd van Eric de Noorman delen 1 - 3: 1: Tocht naar het graf van Eric de Veroveraar. 2: Paleisrevolutie in Thule. 3: Jacht op Gondar / Troonstrijd op de Elsnö-eilanden. De avonturen van Eric de Noorman: 7: De zoon van Eric. De Zwarte Ruiter. De boog van Allard. De Koning der Steppen. 8: Het Tyrfing-mysterie. De Twintig Laatsten. Strijd om Heidrun. De prijs der wrake. De vloek van het goud. 9: Het moerasmonster. Het Land der Duisternis. De burcht van Myrkven. De heer der Heruli. 15: Ingrid. Het bronzen paardje. De Stormvogel. De ring van Fergus. 16: De vissers van de Zwarte Klip. Het recht der lange lansen. Wigberths wraak. De onwillige held. 17: De huid van de beer. De schaduw der steppen. De Vlammende Gesel. Het zevende paardje. 18: De ring van Honoria. De laatste slag. (omslag van dit deel met lichte beschadigingen aan achterste rand van omslag ) 19: De gezworenen. De pelsjager. Het wolvenjong. 20: Het raadsel Egil. De stille strijd. De eerloze krijg. zware zet. Kosten naar Nederland per DHL 23 pond sterling.
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LAWRENCE, T. E. ,
Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph. The Complete 1922 Text. 3 Volumes
. Edited by Jeremy Wilson. Castle Hill Press, 1997, 4to sized volumes, Three volume set, of which this set is number 210 of the cloth edition in 650 copies (of an edition of 752), in cloth-covered slip-case as issued. 1997, xxii,434pp.; [x],435-880pp.; Vol. III: [vi]+128 (Plates), 4to. original quarter pale grey cloth, green leather labels, grey boards, (vol.iii: matching limp cream cloth, backstrip gilt lettered), dustjackets, A very fine set. Edited by Jeremy Wilson and based on the Bodleian Library manuscript and Lawrence"s corrected and amended copy of the 1922 - Oxford Times - proof. This edition contains 83,000 words, and this Oxford Text is one third longer than previously-published editions, (334,500 words ) which were all based on Lawrence"s 1926 one volume subscribers" abridgement. This is thus the first edition of the 1922 text, volume 1 contains the introduction and books I - V, volume 2 contains books VI - X and editorial notes and volume 3 contains a 112-page photographic album with photographs, partly in colour, from the collection formed by Lawrence and presented to the Imperial War Museum.
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LLOSA, MARIO VARGAS, .
La Libertad Y la Vida
. Pontificia Universidad Católica Del Perú - Planeta, Lima - Perú, 2008, Compuesto en gran medida por material documental y fotográfico de la exhibición "Mario Vargas LLosa la Libertad y la Vida" presentada en Lima, Agosto-Septiembre 2008. La documentación que aparece en este volúmen forma parte de los archivos personales del escritor y de la colección Mario Vargas Llosa. small folio sized volume in slip case, 251pp. numerous photographs in colour and b/w/ WITH AN AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION BY THE AUTHOR, DATED OCTOBER 2008 AND HIS SIGNATURE. apart from a tiny tear in one of the corners of the slip case the volume is as new.
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