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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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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 95.75 US$ 109.13 | JP¥ 12304]
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BAEDEKER, KARL,
Egypt and the Sûdân. Handbook for Travellers
. With 22 maps, 85 plans and 55 vignettes. Seventh remodelled edition. Leipzig Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1914, 16mo; CXC,[1] 458pp. very good copy, corners of binding sl. bent, text v.sl. yellowed.
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Book number: FEG008
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Keywords: Egypt Egyptology Hieroglyps

 
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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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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Keywords: Rtare British History George Iii England

 
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
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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
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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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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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Book number: WO040-Q
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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$ 22.47 | JP¥ 2533]
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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

 
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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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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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 169 US$ 192.58 | JP¥ 21713]
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Keywords: Juvenile Children's Literature Education Rare

 
KARASIK, MIKHAIL AND PAVEL GERASIMENKO (EDS.)
Kharmsizdat Predstavliaet Russkii Dada, Oberiu Box,
. Litkonstruktivizm, Leningradskii literaturnyi andergraund [Kharmsizdat presents Russian dada, Oberiu box, Literary constructivism, the Leningrad literary underground] St Petersburg: M.K. & Kharmsizdat, [2003]. 79p. ill. Exhibition and catalogue concept: Mikhail Karasik. Catalogue bound with red thread in the Japanese style. At head of title: Gosudarstvennyi Russkii muzei, Muzei Liudviga v Russkom muzee. Text in Russian and English. Limited edition of 499 copies. (ISBN: 5-7452-0088-X) .
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Book number: F3217
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 62 US$ 70.61 | JP¥ 7961]
Catalogue: Russian Rare
Keywords: Russian Art Dada Limited Editions 574520088x

 
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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Book number: 093174
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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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Book number: F1921
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Keywords: Bibliophile Nobel Prize Literature South America Peru Pervian Spanish

 
LÖFFLER FRIEDERIKE LUISE,
Neues Kochbuch Oder Geprüfte Anweisung Zur Schmackhaften Zubereitung Der Speisen, Des Backwerks, Des Confekts, Des Gefrornen Und Des Eingemachten
. Oekonomisches Handbuch für Frauenzimmer, Ersten Bandes, welcher das Kochbuch enthält , Erste Abtheilung.8. verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Stuttgart, Joh. Friedrich Steinkopf, 1833,XII,612pp. in orig. quarter calf with marbled paper covered boards,rather foxed throughout,, corners bumped.As the editor points out, 41 new recipes have been added.
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Book number: F3037
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MANUSCRIPT
Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Oxford Free Press Company Limited.
. folio sized volume with the articles handwritten on vellum pages and signed by the solicitor. With list of names of the subscribers. full calf, rear board detached. A piece (the seal ?) has been cut out of the first page. Loosely inserted is the form of application for shares. (300 shares of GBP 10 each ) Ask for some pictures.
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Book number: F1015
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ROHSE, OTTO
Einhundert Holzstiche - Cent Gravures Sur Bois - One Hundred Wood Engravings .
. Eine Auswahl der Holzstiche von 1951-1990. Einführung von Eva-Maria Hanebutt-Benz. Hamburg, Otto Rohse Presse 1990 [1991]. 4°. XIX, 230 Seiten. Mit 100 Orig.-Holzstichen. Orig.-Broschur. 30 x 19 cm. 231 S. (Sigill. Blätter für Buch und Kunst. Heft 3 und 4, Folge X). Illustrierte Original-Broschur. Hamburg, Otto Rohse Presse 1990. Gedruckt in 1400 numerierten und von Otto Rohse signierten Exemplaren. Alle Holzstiche sind von den Stöcken abgezogen. Mit einem Beitrag von Eva-Maria Hanebutt-Benz "Zu Otto Rohses Holzstichen". Mit einem maschinengeschriebenen Brief an den Verleger Fr. Wittig, datiert 29.9.1995, signiert von Rohse in dem er eine neues Werk anbietet; ausserdem die Einladung zur Ausstellung Otto Rohse Buchkunst in Hamburg, Oktober 1995 und Prospektus fuer Otto Rohse Werkverzeichnis der Kupferstiche.
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Book number: F2114SM
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Keywords: Bibliophile Printing Bibliophile Typography

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