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BRITTON, J. AND E.W.BRAYLEY,
Derbyshire from: The Beauties of England and Wales.
0. 1803. [London, c. 1803]; pp. 291 - 552, with copper-engraved title-page and 20 [of 21] copper-engraved plates; modern fine-grained green binder's cloth, spine lettered in gilt; covers marked, outer margins of a few plates cropped quite close (one with loss of part of caption)' The "Derbyshire" section of Volume III of the series (the complete volume would also include Cumberland and the Isle of Man), which gives a guide to the county as Jane Austen's Mr Darcy would have seen it, with beautiful copper-engraved views after Dayes, Moore, Delamotte senior, including a fine plate of Buxton Crescent after a drawing by Dayes. This copy lacks one plate, and the map.
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Book number: IS002127
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Keywords: Ianweb Derbyshire English Topography Antiquarian Illustrated Books English History

 
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
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 285.5 US$ 334.17 | JP¥ 36588]
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Keywords: Rtare British History George Iii England

 
BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT,
Sonnets.
0. 1901. London, R.Brimley Johnson, 1901; 16mo; [vi], 74 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's vellum, leather labels on spine and on front board, t.e.g.; boards soiled, with a burnmark on the front board and a small stain on the rear board, spine label bably chipped, with loss. This copy is No. 1 of the edition on Japanese vellum - with the title-page vignette, initials and numerals printed in red, and was originally presented to the Victorian artist George Frederick Watts, who is thanked by the publishers in a printed note on the first page "for his kindness in allowing them to reproduce his picture of "Love and Life" as frontispiece": the intricate pictorial bookplate of the artist, Watts, is mounted on the front paste-down.
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Book number: IS002061
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 57.25 US$ 66.83 | JP¥ 7318]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb Bookplates Ex-Libris Association Copies Victorian Poetry Women's Literature Woman Writers G.F. Watts Antiquarian Rare

 
DE BURY, RICHARD
Philobiblon
. the text and translation of E.C. Thomas, sometime scholor of Trinity college. Edited with a foreword by Michael MacLagan Fellow of Trinity College. Oxford, Shakespeare Head Press / Basil Blackwell. 1960, Limited/Numbered. Half Morocco, 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall. 191 pp, cloth has a hardly noticeable dent to front board. Very Good/ copy . this is number 230, the edition was prepared in honour of the 70th birthday, on 29 May 1959, of Sir Basil Blackwell by his sons and colleagues. Book design by Ruari McLean and printed by Vivian Ridler at the Oxford University Press. With 2 coloured coats of arms on title pages (Latin/English on opposite pages as is the text. Text sl. darkened [ DR 4 ]( private press ).
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Book number: 091994
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 97.25 US$ 113.62 | JP¥ 12440]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Bibliophile Oxford Private Press Limited

 
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 650.00 [Appr.: EURO 742.25 US$ 868.85 | JP¥ 95129]
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Keywords: Spanish Literature 18th Century

 
CAMPBELL,, LORD GEORGE,
Log Letters from "the Challenger".
0. 1876. London, Macmillan, 1876; [iv], 448 pp. with folding frontispiece colour map; publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board ruled in black; spine partly faded or discoloured to brown, two or three very small whitish marks on front board, corners worn. First edition. With the contemporary owner's name in top margin of the title-page "Chas. H. Gatty".
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Book number: IS001063
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 US$ 46.78 | JP¥ 5122]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb Australia Pacific Ocean Tavel Exploration Victorian Japan

 
CHARPENTIER & FASQUELLE [ED.],
Un Siecle de Modes Feminines
0. 1896. 1794 - 1894. Quatre cents toilettes reproduites en couleurs d'après des documents authentiques [Collection Polychrome]. Paris, G. Charpentier & E. Fasquelle, 1896; c. 11.5 x 17.5 cm.; 20pp. text, approximately 190 colour -printed plates; mid-twentieth-century maroon buckram, leather lettering-piece; contents slightly embrowned. A charming collection illustrating changing middle-class women's fashion through reproductions in reduced format of contemporary fashion plates. This copy is from the library of the fashion designer and couturier to the Queen, Hardy Amies, and has his illustrated bookplate on the front pastedown.
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Book number: IS002174
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.75 US$ 53.47 | JP¥ 5854]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb Hardy Amies Fashion Books Costume Books Social History French Illustrated Books Fashion Plates Women's Studies Nineteenth Century Association Copies

 
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 85.75 US$ 100.25 | JP¥ 10976]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Cutayar Travel Greece Palestine Egypt

 
CHATELAIN, MADAME DE
The Child's Pictorial Vocabulary.
0. 1861. for teaching familiar phrases in three languages. Edited by Madame de Chatelain. London. Joseph, Meyers & Comp. 1861; title-page and 17 [of 18] leaves printed on one side only, each containing six brilliantly hand-coloured wood-engraved illustrations, titled and captioned in English, German, and French; at some stage a parent or a governess has cut the outer corners round with nail scissors and had the book neatly rebound in cloth; otherwise a good copy, with a few light, marginal finger-marks and other light signs of use. The subjects of the pages are the Dining Room, the Drawing Room, the Bedroom, the Nursery, the Kitchen, the Garden, the Farmyard, Clothes, Animals, Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers, a Walk in the Fields, Games, Trades, Scientific Instruments, Musical Instruments. Very rare. N.B.L. 235. Oppenheim 443.
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Book number: IS002272
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 285.5 US$ 334.17 | JP¥ 36588]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb 19th Century Children;S Books Victorian Children's Books Language Teaching Children's Illustrated Books Rare Children's Books Education

 
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 9.25 US$ 10.69 | JP¥ 1171]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Signed Weblists Signaturebook Australia Poetry Limited Editions Australian Literature Collectable

 
CLELAND, JOHN
Specimen of an Etimological Vocabulary, Or, Essay, By Means of the Analitic Method,
Davis. to Retrieve the Antient CELTIC. By the author of a pamphlet entitled, The WAY to THINGS by WORDS, and to WORDS by THINGS. London, printed for L.Davis and C.Reymers, in Holbourn, Printers to the Royal Society. MDCCLXVIII (1768) xvi, 231 [1] (the last page being the conditions of subscription to this work received by the author and the printers. First edition, 8vo, modern half brown calf ; Previous owner's signature in ink on top of title page and the name of Cleland also added in ink: in centre of title page. Cleland is better known as the author of Fanny Hill or the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1750), a work "so licentious that Cleland was summoned before the privy council where he pleaded his poverty as an excuse" (DNB). He turned his attention to the study of the English language and wrote at least two books on philol ogical subjects. "How ill Cleland was equipped for philological studies may be gathered from the spelling of a pamphlet issued by him in 1787: Specimen of an etimological vocabulary." Lowndes, howeve r, calls it "an esteemed work." Alston V, 363 and 364; Vancil, p. 52. Price [see Lowndes I,477; Halkett-Laing,V,339 ] title page very sl. browned, otherwise near fine copy of this rare book.
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Book number: F0087
GBP 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 257 US$ 300.75 | JP¥ 32929]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Weblists2 Rare Celtic Linguistics Antiquarian

 
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
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.75 US$ 33.42 | JP¥ 3659]
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Keywords: Loft All Weblists Wim Meeuws Oxford University Colleges Antiquarian Rare Collectable

 
DE COSTER, CHARLES,
Die Geschichte Von Ulenspiegel Und Lamme Goedzak Und Ihren HeldenmäßIgen N Fröhlichen Und Glorreichen Abenteuern Im Lande Flanden Und Anderwärts. Deutsch Von Karl Wolfskehl. Mit Holzschnitten Von Frans Masereel. 2 Volumes
. München, Kurt Wolff, (1926). With a frontispiece and 150 partly full-page original woodcuts and 18 woodcut initials by Frans Masereel. XLIII, (1), 496, (2) pp.; (6), 534, (6) pp. First edition, printed in 1600 copies. This is one of 1500 unnumbered copies. The woodcuts were printed from the original blocks. Text sl. darkened. In full calf with 5 raised bands on the spines. On page [1] Arnold Frank, the film producer has written an 18 line poem in ink, dated 24th May 1928 and signed Arnold Franck. this is followed by the signature Leni Reifenstahl (as opposed to Riefenstahl) corners of binding very slightly rubbed.
¶ Arnold Fanck ( 1889 - 1974, a pioneer of the German mountain film. LENI RIEFENSTAHL, [Helene Bertha Amalie] (1902 - 2003) A very unique set [ DR 6-7 ].
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Book number: F1942
GBP 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 428.25 US$ 501.26 | JP¥ 54882]
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Keywords: Bibliophile First Editions Rare Bibliophile Masereel Belgium Wood Engraving Rare

 
COWPER, WILLIAM,
The Diverting History of John Gilpin
0. 1828. showing how he went farther than he intended, and came safe home again. With six illustrations by George Cruikshank, engraved on wood by Thompson, Branston, Wright, Slader, and White. London, Charles Tilt, 1828; 16mo; 20, [iv] pp. with 6 plates; publisher's buff printed wrappers; spine and corners of wrappers worn, showing original blue paper underneath, the thread that runs along the outer side of the spine loose, a few light finger-marks or spots; early gift inscription to an E.M.Pickering. A good copy of the first edition of this celebrated ephemeris - reprinting Cowper's popular poem with new illustrations by Cruikshank.
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Book number: IS00685
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 57.25 US$ 66.83 | JP¥ 7318]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb Ianantiquarian Rare Poetry ;Iterature Illustrated Humour Chapbooks Cruikshank

 
DASENT, GEORGE WEBBE,
Popular Tales from the Norse.
0. 1859. With an Introductory Essay on the Origin and Diffusion of Popular Tales. Thied Edition, Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1888;; cli, [i], 443, [i],pp. with 16-page illustrated publisher's catalogue at the end;; publisher's cloth; covers a little worn, with very short splits at front hinge, boards slightly discoloured here and there, A good copy. of the scarce third edition, with the short appendix of West Indian Anansi, or "Spider" tales and the extended version of the comparative introduction, both of which were taken over from the second edition.
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Book number: IS002268
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 57.25 US$ 66.83 | JP¥ 7318]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb Children's Books Juvenile Folk Tales Fairy Tales Translations Folklore Scandinavian Fairy Tales Norwegian Fairy Tales Norwegian Folklore Antiquarian Rare West Indies Spider Tates Anansi Tales Folk Tales Fairy Tales

 
DEMIDOFF, ANATOLE DE, PRINCE OF SAN DONATO.
Voyage Dans la Russie Méridionale & la Crimée Par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie Exécuté En 1837. . . Par Mm. De Sainson, le Play, Hout, Léveillé, de Nordmann, Rousseau Et Du Ponceau
. Dédié à Sa Majesté Nicolas Premier, Empereur de toutes des Russies. Dessiné d'après nature et lithographié par (Auguste) Raffet. With 100 tinted lithographs printed on India paper, by Auguste Raffet and printed by Auguste Bry (including additional lithographed title, and 9 other lithographed section titles), all with tissues. Half-title, illus. lithogr. title to face the title-page, with a plate list on verso numb. 1-100. 2 unn. pp. (half title), pp. 3- 64 with descriptive text for the plates nos. 1-87 (no description for the text of the plates 88-100 as usual, so complete). Large folio (530 x 350 mm). Contemp. black half chagrin, back gilt. With heraldic bookplate Louis Mondanton. Paris: Publié par Gihaut Frères, [1838-1848 ] First edition of this rare and complete album of an expedition through Hungary to southern Russia, returning by way of Constantinople and Smyrnia. Plates nos. 1 (frontispiece) - 8, Hungary; nos. 9- 19, Wallachia; nos. 20- 24, Moldova; nos. 25- 30 Bessarabia; nos. 31- 54 Crimea, 1st part; nos. 55- 68, Camp of Vosnessensk, inter alia portrait of Nicolas I; nos. 69- 80; Crimea, 2nd part; nos. 88- 100 show the portraits of the members of the expedition. The present huge work describes and illustrates scenery and exotic architecture, not only of the Russian meridional region, and depicts also uniforms, military camps, costumes, professions, festivities, trade, custom and manners of Armenians, Cossacks, Gipsies, Jews, Russians, Tartars, Turks, etc. An interior of a coffee shop is shown. This scientific journey to southern Russia and the Crimea, etc. was organized by Count Demidoff (1812-70) on behalf of the government. 22 scholars (of which Jules Janin wrote the descriptive text), and artists (of which Raffet was the most important one) accompanied the expedition. Opposite plate 93, (portrait of J. J. Huout) is a 3- page A.L.S. by his son Paul dated Colmar, 1 July 1868 . Prince Demidoff was a famous art collector. His collection was sold in Paris in 1870.- 2 small stamps and stamped number on title, a few slight spots, and some light smudging to margins at the beginning. A nice association copy on large paper. Brunet II, 583; Vicaire III, 167; NBG 13/14, p. 559 & NBG 25/26, p. 578; cf. Atabey 337 (later ed.); not in Blackmer.
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Book number: F2901
GBP 12950.00 [Appr.: EURO 14788 US$ 17310.11 | JP¥ 1895260]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Russia Rare Russian History Travel

 
DRABBLE, MARGARET
A Natural Curiosity
. London, 1989; 309pp; in publisher's limited ed. quarter-cloth binding with gilt rules & marbled paper on boards; one miniscule mark on cloth, otherwise fine. SIGNED by the AUTHOR, first edition, and numbered 17 of the 150 only numbered copies.
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Book number: 030305
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 20 US$ 23.39 | JP¥ 2561]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Weblists2 Limited Editions First Editions Signed Copies 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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Book number: WO040-Q
GBP 14.50 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 US$ 19.38 | JP¥ 2122]
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Keywords: Loft All Botany Science

 
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 20 US$ 23.39 | JP¥ 2561]
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
GBP 22.50 [Appr.: EURO 25.75 US$ 30.08 | JP¥ 3293]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
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 1113.5 US$ 1303.27 | JP¥ 142693]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
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
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.5 US$ 60.15 | JP¥ 6586]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Weblists2 Wim Meeuws British History Antiquarian Rare Correspondence Historical Documents Monarchs

 
ESSLEMONT, D.,
Newcastle Upon Tyne: A Short Account of Its Foundation
Esslemont. Newcastle, David Esslemont, 1980 14pp. 32mo. A small pamphlet published by Esslemont upon the 900th anniversary of the founding of Newcastle: a short account of that history,With Woodcuts . In teh original envelope. [ DL 1/3 ]( private press ). (ISBN: 090701402X) .
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FISCHART, JOHANN
Das Glückhafft Schiff Von Zürich : Ein Lobspruch Vonn Der Glücklichen Und Wolfertigen Schiffart, Einer Burgerlichen Gesellschafft Auß Zürich, Auff Das AußGeschriben Schiessen Gen StraßBurg Den 21. Junij, Des 76. Jars, Nicht Vil Erhörter Weis Vollbracht.
Muenchen, Rupprecht Presse. 1927. Dazu eines Neidigen Verunglimpfers schantlicher Schmachspruch, von gedachtem Glückschiff . Samt desselbigen Notwendigem Kehrab ist gethan worden. ( Buch der Rupprecht-Presse , 38 ) München : Rupprecht-Presse, 1927, small 4to. full vellum. 83 [1] pp. Number 19 of an edition of 150 numbered copies hand-printed on Bedenk paper. A example of fine printing by the most profoundly German private press of the early 20th century. Founded in 1914 in Munich by typographer Fritz Helmut Ehmcke, the Rupprecht Presse published over a span of 20 years some 57 books, of which this No. 38. Drawing mainly on German literature for his sources, Ehmcke printed in artistic form a number of works by philosophers, and this poem composed by pro-Reformation satirist Johann Fischart (1546 - 1590) was typical of his choices. One of the most prominent writers of his time, Fischart first saw his poem published in 1576, and it was regarded as one of the most distinguished works of the last quarter of the 16th century. As in all Rupprecht Presse offerings, Ehmcke designed the covers, endpapers and typefaces for this work. Text is in Ehmcke-Schwabacher, designed in 1920; headings in Ehmcke-Fraktur, designed in 1909 and cut by noted typographer Louis Hoell. Hoell also worked with the renowned Bremer Presse of Munich, as did calligrapher Anna Simon, who created the handwritten initials in red for this volume. Finely printed with wide margins on Bedenk hand-made paper with deckled edges. T.e. gilt.( private press ).
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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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