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  • Publisher: ont> J. M. Dent : London
ont> J. M. Dent : London, 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A charming two volume collection of The Essays of Elia, profusely illustrated by Charles E. Brock and bound in a handsome half morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf. Profusely illustrated with many charming illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Brock was a widely published English painter and book illustrator, who illustrated books for a number of high profile authors including Jonathan Swift, William Thackeray and Jane Austen. His illustrations have become synonymous with the works of Lamb, with this being an excellent example of his work. The Essays of Elia is the fourth edition thus of the work and was originally published by Dent in 1899. The Last Essays of Elia is the first edition thus of the work. Handsomely bound in half morocco by Zaehnsdorf for C. Scribners Sons with binder's stamp to recto of front free endpaper of both volumes. The Essays and Last Essays of Elia are a series of highly influential essays by Lamb, with many of the essays first appearing in The London Magazine in 1820. The works were first published in book form in 1823 and 1833 respectively and cover a range of topics close to the author including his childhood, vegetarianism and a critique of Quakerism. A handsomely bound two volume collection of Lamb's most influential works, profusely illustrated by noted artist Charles E. Brock. Condition: In uniform half morocco bindings with marbled boards and gilt detail to the spine. Externally smart with slight rubbing, heavier to the joints and boards of both volumes. Slight offsetting to endpapers. Binder's stamp to recto of front free endpaper of both volumes. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with marginal age toning. Overall Condition: Very Good.
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  • Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co.
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition. Cover illustration by Cecil Beaton. Interior illustrations by Hubert Williams. 220 pp. DJ Good with some chip loss.
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  • Publisher: Edward Moxon
London: Edward Moxon, 1846. Leather bound. Near fine. Three volumes (complete), twenty-fourmo size, 1005 total pp. The ancient poetry of England continues to hold a fascination and influence over contemporary poets, with the old ballads and songs still being read and studied. This three-volume set comprises a thorough selection of poems from the old English tradition, with ballads featuring well-known characters such as Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Sir Gawain, as well as poetry written by prominent Elizabethan writers such as Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh. The poetry is annotated with notes and a scholarly essay precedes the poems in Volume I, making this set a historical and academic look at some of the most beautiful lyrics in the English language. This set is bound in contemporary leather which has remained smooth and supple, with elegant gilt designs, in unusually nice condiiton. ___DESCRIPTION: Full brown leather, gilt ruled borders around the edges of both boards, five raised bands on the spine with gilt decorative and ruled borders, brown and black leather spine labels with gilt lettering, decorative gilt borders along the fore-, bottom, and top edges of the boards, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers in brown, red, and black; twenty-fourmo size (5.5" by 3.5"), pagination: Volume I: [i-v] vi-ci [cii-cv] [1] 2-283; Volume II: [i-v] vi-viii [1] 2-303; Volume III: [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-298. Elegant inscription in a vintage hand in two different colours, black and brown, the brown ink "Florence P. P. Beasley / from/ her affectionate brother / E. C. Beasley / 28th May 1872", the black ink "Charles Edward [illegible] / Beasley in loving memory / of his dear mother CB" in all three volumes, both inscriptions on the verso of the front free endpaper in each volume; additionally, the inscriptions are dated 1907 in Volumes II and III. ___CONDITION: Volumes are near fine, with clean boards, strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are clean and bright, and the only prior owner markings we see are the inscriptions mentioned above; some very light rubbing to the corners on each volume, all corners gently bumped, and very minor foxing to a few pages in each volume, but overall a lovely set. ___POSTAGE:  International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
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  • Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1882-3.
  • Format: Hardcover
12°. 13 cm. X, 211, VI, 222, VI, 217, VIII, 228, 211, 231, VII, 218, 213, 177, 204, VI, 180, 222, 206, Seiten. Lederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Goldschnitt, in Leder-Kassette. 1. Auflage. Englischsprachige Ausgabe. Leder-Kassette mit deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren, mit einem Einriss. Einbände minimal berieben. Besitzer-Aufkleber auf Innendeckel vorne. Ein Band mit Anstreichungen in Blei. Sehr gute Exemplare. First edition. Englisch language edition. Leather slipcase with traces of usage. Cover lightly rubbed. Owner sticker on inside cover. One copy with side note with pencil. Fine copies. Sprache: englisch.
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  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited 1902, London
vii, 235 pp. Gilt-decorated full green morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Morley Bros. Minor rubbing to boards. Gilt owner's initials to front board and heraldic 'Pelican in her Piety' device. Slight foxing to prelims. Title-page vignette. 16mo.
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  • Publisher: Ward and Downey, later & Ward, Lock & Co
London: Ward and Downey, later & Ward, Lock & Co, vd. Later editions. 8 vols. 8vo. Bound in uniform contemporary red polished calf and pebbled boards, marbled edges. Very good. Later editions. 8 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to the Author's Father-in-Law, Actor Joe Jefferson. Each volume INSCRIBED, "To Joe W. Jefferson [or, 'Josie'] / With the author's love [or 'love from']/ Ben. L. Farjeon." Farjeon married Margaret Jane Jefferson, daughter of Joe Jefferson III, one of the greatest American actors of the 19th century and the archetypal Rip Van Winkle.
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  • Publisher: Hutchinson & Co.
London: Hutchinson & Co., 1905.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-277 [278-280] [278: colophon] [279-280: publisher's ads], original light blue cloth, front panel stamped in dark blue and white, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Story of a clairvoyant woman's attempt to save herself, or at least her daughter, from the clutches of a man who has mesmeric control over her. A routine and padded love story tricked out with some rags of occult finery. Uncommon. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 342. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 11. Bleiler (1978), p. 70. Reginald 02152. Some browning to endpapers, else a fine copy. (#149724)
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  • Publisher: Printed for, and Published by, Robert Blachford & Co., Chart Sellers to the Admiralty and Honorable East India Company, Navigation Warehouse, 79, Leadenhall Street, [1821]., London,
Rare broadsheet deatiling one of the most important Arctic expeditions Engraved broadsheet, with two engraved maps, fine original hand-colour, paste-over to right hand portion of 'Plan of Lancaster Sound', letterpress text below. Rare broadsheet comprising letterpress title, two engraved maps, the North Pole map is entitled 'Map of the North Polar Regions', the second is titled 'Plan of Lancaster Sound, penetrated by Capt. Parry, in July 1819', the maps were edited from Admiralty Records by W. Lane, a teacher of navigation employed by Robert Blachford. The maps are set above an extensive panel of text of 'Interesting Particulars of the Voyage', recounting Parry's discoveries in the unsuccessful quest for a North-West Passage, ending with his landfall in the Orkneys on 28th October 1820. Although Parry failed to find the elusive North-West Passage, he did establish that a westward route existed through Lancaster Sound. He also began to map the numerous islands through which the North-West Passage would have to be navigated. Beyond this Parry demonstrated that, with sufficient provisions, a ship and crew could winter successfully above the Arctic Circle. The text itself gives some fascinating details of the voyage including: a bear being attracted to the ship by the smell of frying herring (the bear was subsequently shot); the numerous sightings of whales which was very good news for the whaling fleets, though perhaps not such good news for the whales; and the production of plays by the crew when they were trapped in the ice for ten long months. Although not recorded here, the crew also produced their own newspaper, the 'North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle', where, "The Sportsman and the Essayist, the Philosopher and the Wit, the Poet and the Plain Matter-of-fact Man, will each find their respective places". Robert Blachford was a hydrographer and chartseller in the years 1804-1835. He started off in the business with his father-in-law John Hamilton Moore and soon branched out on his own. He published a number of charts during his career, but was never as successful as the likes of Heather, Norie and Imray. COPAC records only one other example of this map: that of the British Library. BLMC Maps 982.(37.)
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  • Publisher: Printed for, and Published by, Robert Blachford & Co., Chart Sellers to the Admiralty and Honorable East India Company, Navigation Warehouse, 79, Leadenhall Street, [1821]., London,
Rare broadsheet deatiling one of the most important Arctic expeditions Engraved broadsheet, with two engraved maps, fine original hand-colour, paste-over to right hand portion of 'Plan of Lancaster Sound', letterpress text below. Rare broadsheet comprising letterpress title, two engraved maps, the North Pole map is entitled 'Map of the North Polar Regions', the second is titled 'Plan of Lancaster Sound, penetrated by Capt. Parry, in July 1819', the maps were edited from Admiralty Records by W. Lane, a teacher of navigation employed by Robert Blachford. The maps are set above an extensive panel of text of 'Interesting Particulars of the Voyage', recounting Parry's discoveries in the unsuccessful quest for a North-West Passage, ending with his landfall in the Orkneys on 28th October 1820. Although Parry failed to find the elusive North-West Passage, he did establish that a westward route existed through Lancaster Sound. He also began to map the numerous islands through which the North-West Passage would have to be navigated. Beyond this Parry demonstrated that, with sufficient provisions, a ship and crew could winter successfully above the Arctic Circle. The text itself gives some fascinating details of the voyage including: a bear being attracted to the ship by the smell of frying herring (the bear was subsequently shot); the numerous sightings of whales which was very good news for the whaling fleets, though perhaps not such good news for the whales; and the production of plays by the crew when they were trapped in the ice for ten long months. Although not recorded here, the crew also produced their own newspaper, the 'North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle', where, "The Sportsman and the Essayist, the Philosopher and the Wit, the Poet and the Plain Matter-of-fact Man, will each find their respective places". Robert Blachford was a hydrographer and chartseller in the years 1804-1835. He started off in the business with his father-in-law John Hamilton Moore and soon branched out on his own. He published a number of charts during his career, but was never as successful as the likes of Heather, Norie and Imray. COPAC records only one other example of this map: that of the British Library. BLMC Maps 982.(37.)
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  • Publisher: Constable, London
  • Format: Hardcover
First Edition (first printing). 8vo. 187pp. Brown cloth, lettered in black at the spine and upper board and with a black-stamped decoration. Top edge dust marked, and with just a touch of rubbing to the spine ends and corner tips. Newspaper clippings have been pasted to the rear pastedown and free endpaper, along with some pencilled notes (which could easily be erased), and a third clipping is pasted to a blank rear flyleaf, with a panel of offset browning to the adjacent verso page. A very good copy in tanned and chipped dust wrapper, with an inch of loss from the base of the spine panel, and several further slivers of edge loss. The front flap of the wrapper is detached but included. The author's extremely uncommon first novel, a semi-autobiographical narrative which she continued with her second novel, 'Two Selves' (1923).
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  • Publisher: Constable, London
Constable, London, 1920. First Edition (first printing). 8vo. 187pp. Brown cloth, lettered in black at the spine and upper board and with a black-stamped decoration. Top edge dust marked, and with just a touch of rubbing to the spine ends and corner tips. Newspaper clippings have been pasted to the rear pastedown and free endpaper, along with some pencilled notes (which could easily be erased), and a third clipping is pasted to a blank rear flyleaf, with a panel of offset browning to the adjacent verso page. A very good copy in tanned and chipped dust wrapper, with an inch of loss from the base of the spine panel, and several further slivers of edge loss. The front flap of the wrapper is detached but included. The author's extremely uncommon first novel, a semi-autobiographical narrative which she continued with her second novel, 'Two Selves' (1923).. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair.
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  • Publisher: London: Michael Joseph, 1951-1958
London: Michael Joseph, 1951-1958. 1st Edition. Hardcover. London: Michael Joseph, 1951-1958. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by author. Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines. That is the only possible way to create a garden...
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  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln [and] Oxenwood Press,
Frances Lincoln [and] Oxenwood Press,, [1998-2004]. 4 vols., 8vo., with frontispiece and 9 coloured plates in the second volume; cloth (green/green/yellow/yellow respectively), gilt backs, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper. Bright set of reissues of the original editions of 1951-58. The text of the second volume is augmented by 10 fine coloured plates by Frederick W. Smith. COMPLETE SETS ARE SCARCE.
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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin,
Allen & Unwin,, [1935]. 8vo., First Edition, with decorative title in green and black, and illustrations in the text, free endpapers very lightly spotted; original ivory pictorial cloth, upper board blocked in green, backstrip lettered in green, covers lightly age-soiled else a very good, bright copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly frayed at lower edge, wanting lower half of backstrip, and with one closed tear on rear panel. Vita Sackville-West contributes chapters 9-12, based on her broadcasts from October 1933 to January 1934. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. Cross & Ravenscroft-Hulme, B16 (recording 'dustwrapper not seen').
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  • Publisher: 1988
  • Format: Hardcover
73x31.5 cm. OHln. unp. Ausstellungskatalog Dia Art Foundation New York. Von Francesco Clemente signiert, neuwertiges Expl. in OKart. Umschlag
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  • Publisher: Doubleday Doran
New York: Doubleday Doran, 1930. Book. VG+. Hardcover. First Edition. First printing. A NF copy in an attractive NF/F dust jacket with the price of $2.50 intact on the front flap. Basis for the 1932 film directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore and Joan Crawford. A collectible copy..
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  • Publisher: LIBRAIRIE DE LA SOCIETE DU RECUEIL GENERAL DES LOIS ET DES ARRETS 1898-1902
  • Format: Softcover
R240065200: 1898-1902. In-8. Broché. Etat d'usage, Couv. légèrement passée, Coiffe en tête abîmée, Intérieur acceptable. 638 + 748 + 725 + 762 + 706 + 609 pages - plats désolidarisés sur le tome premier + coiffe en tête abîmée + dos abîmé (désolidarisé) - coiffe en pied abîmée sur le tome quatrième - coiffe en tête abîmée sur le tome cinquième - annotations sur le 1er plat sur les 6 tomes - coiffes en tête et pied abîmées sur le tome 6. . . . Classification Dewey : 345-Droit pénal
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  • Publisher: Librairie de la Société du Recueil Sirey, Ancienne Maison L. Larose & Forcel, Léon Tenin
  • Format: Softcover
Troisième édition complètement revue et considérablement augmentée, 6 vol. in-8 br., Librairie de la Société du Recueil Sirey, Ancienne Maison L. Larose & Forcel, Léon Tenin, Paris, 1913-1935, 813 ; 851 ; 725 ; 762 ; 694 ; 706 ; 763 ; 748 pp. Complet. Exemplaire en état moyen (dos abîmés et parfois très faibles, bon état intérieur) méritant reliure. Voir aussi dans notre catalogue notre exemplaire relié du même titre, ainsi que le "Précis de Droit Criminel" et le "Traité d'Instruction Criminelle" du même auteur. Langue: Français
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  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1913. First Edition. Good+ in its original tan cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with gilt text and a design of a coiled rope and ice pick on the front board. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches with map end sheets. The upper fore corner of the text block has been gnawed probably by mice with no loss to the text. The cloth on the spine is heavily tanned with the lower 1/2" of the cloth on the spine bleached nearly white and slightly frayed. The cloth on the boards is slightly tanned with signs of minor damage from insects. Without a dust jacket. The second free end page is signed and dated Nov. 3, 1913 by Herschell C. Parker who created the appendix. This book is also marked on the recto and verso of the first free end page by its prior owner, Robert L. M. Undrhill (1889 – 1983), a mountain climber of note who introduced the modern Alpine style of rope and belaying technique to climbers in the US. 381 pages including indexes to the to the 1906, 1910 and 1912 expeditions. Tipped-in just before the indexes is a large, fold-out map in three colors of the Mount McKinley Region showing routes followed in the 1906, 1910 and 1912 expeditions. This map is in excellent condition with no tears, chips, flaws or extra creases.
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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd.
SOFTCOVER. A rare item. First Edition, 6th Impression Thus, Faber & Faber Ltd., London. Good condition. Used. Former owner information and book plate. Price-clipped.
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  • Publisher: Macmillan, London
  • Format: Hardcover
"This edition of the Rubaiyat is dedicated to the members of the Omar Khayyam Club". Each page is printed with two quatrains and with very wide black & white Art Nouveau borders illustrated by William Brown MacDougall. MacDougall (1868 - 1936) was a Scottish book illustrator, engraver and artist.4to, unpaginated [43pp], title page printed in black and orange. Green gilt sateen boards with large gilt Art Nouveau decoration to the front board and gilt decoration and title at spine. Previous owner inscription at ffep, F. Heron-Maxwell from JSHM, Jan. 1899". Potter 3, MacDougall Edition (p3). OCLC: 8463165.
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  • Publisher: London: Grant Richards (1922)
  • Format: Hardcover
London: Grant Richards (1922). Last Poems was a tribute to Housman's close friend, Moses Jackson. One of his best known poems is included in the collection It contains one of his best known poems, Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries " about the Second Battle of Ypres. This is the correct first edition with the typographical errors on page 52. A very good copy in original dark boards, lightly scuffed, light occasional foxing. With the Raffolovich Bequest bookplate on front pastedown and the Dominican Fathers cancellation stamp on first endpaper.
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The seuerall Names of which Workes the Following page doth declare. London, Printed by E[lizabeth]. P[urslowe]. for Henry Seyle, and are to Be sold at his shop at the signe of the Tygers Head in St. Paules Church-yard, 1633. Pott folio in fours (so watermarked: v. note); gatherings a - c (pp. 1-22 [?plus prelims.]) cancelled as in all copies; cancel title-page, a single inset leaf (v. note); final blank (conjugate with Rr1); pp.[ii]+23 - 82+1 - 35+38 [on verso of 35!] - 298; [-]1, d - i, k4, l2, D - I, K - T, V, X - Z, Aa - Ii, Kk - Qq4, Rr6; twentieth century green polished calf, ruled and tooled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; cream laid end-papers, the old front end-paper preserved (v.note). Slight mottled fading to calf; small old ink-stain affecting top quarter inch (maximum) of part of blank upper margin of first few leaves, and similar depth spot on fore-margin of two other leaves, with small overspill onto a few adjacent edges; small old shelf-mark on blank lower margin of title-page and final page of text, and related library â??duplicateâ?? stamp on blank lower margin of verso of title-page and blank fore-margin of first leaf of text, ink ownership inscription on blank extreme inner margin of same leaf, all these relating the the Advocates Library, Edinburgh; ownership inscription between rules at upper margin of first leaf of text (v.note), and ms. notes added to the dramatis personæ page of â??Mustaphaâ??, recording the relationship of the characters; insignificant tear in paper just below margin of G3 almost certainly a fault from printing, and without loss of text; small hole in blank lower-margin of L3 and blank fore-margin of Qq2, both original paper flaws; several leaves and conjugate pairs of leaves embrowned (v. note); in general, nonetheless, a nice copy. From the Advocates Library, with their shelf-marks, ownership inscription, and Duplicate stamps dating from c.1818, together with the ownership inscription of the noted book collector and friend of Sir Walter Scott, reading: â??James Maidment Advocate 1818â?? at the head of the first leaf of text, and a note on the final blank possibly also in his holograph; subsequently in the library of book collector and bibliographer Eric Quayle, whose Zennor bookplate is on the front pastedown together with some pencilled notes, there and on the facing end-paper, in his hand. Laid onto the preserved front end-paper is a slip bearing Fulke Grevilleâ??s signature, and an example of the armorial bookplate of a later Fulke Lord Brooke, together with an old inked note recording the fact, and a couple of quotations from Charles Lamb relating to Fulke Greville, in an old but unidentified hand. Born in 1554, and a friend of Sir Philip Sidney, with whom he attended Shrewsbury School, Greville represented Warwick in Parliament, held various minor posts, was Treasurer of the Navy from 1598 to 1604, and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1614 to 1622. He received a knighthood in 1603 and a peerage in 1621. In 1628, a few days after the murder of Buckingham, he was stabbed by a servant (for whom he had provided an annuity) and died some weeks later. As Douglas Bush remarks (â??English Literature in the Earlier Seventeenth Century, 1600-1660â??, O.U.P., 1962, pp. 97-100): â??Greville seeks to recall men from sinful â??pride of mindeâ?? to humility and obedience, to re-establish the sovereignty of religion, reason and order in the individual soul and in society.â? His â??normal utterance is of a massive realistic plainness fitted for the sober and penetrating thought that is his main concern. Greville, a public man and a thinker, grappled with the problems of sovereignty, resistance, natural and positive law.... Having the realistic toughness of a courtier and statesman, and a starkly Calvinistic conviction of human depravity, he is too experienced, philosophical, and sceptical to rest in either cynical expediency or humanistic idealism (though he has his Stoic supports and is, in his world, a kind of modern Seneca). The contradictions Greville sees in the nature and destiny of man are unresolvableâ?- a fact reflected in his most famous lines, from the Chorus Sacerdotum of â??Mustaphaâ?? (p.159 in the present volume): â??Oh wearisome Condition of Humanity! / Borne under one Law, to another bound: / Vainely begot, and yet forbidden vanity; / Created sicke, commanded to be sound: / What meaneth Nature by these diverse Lawes? / Passion and reason, selfe-division causeâ?.In Bushâ??s expressive phrase, Greville is a â??disillusioned fundamentalistâ?. More than this, however, he is a very real poet, noted especially for his lyric poetry, his lyrics being, in the words of F.E. Schelling:â?remarkable in their frequent grace of fancy, uncommon wit, originality, and real music of expression.â? Replete as it is with oddities, this volume is a difficult book to catalogue. In the present copy, in addition to the discontinuities of pagination noted above, pp.134 and 135 are misnumbered 136 and 137; p.209 is misnumbered 206; 215, 115; 242, 244; 247, 245; 251, 241; 254, 248; 264, 164; and 280, 290. The collation given above is correct for all known copies, and the missing leaves are assumed to have contained the â??Treatie on Religionâ??, which it may not at that moment have been safe to publish, but how many leaves were represented by gatherings a to c is a matter of doubt, particularly in view of the fact that the second alphabet starts with D not A. (That this coincides with the start of a new sequence of numbering at â??1â?? does not wholly forbid us to rule out further suppressions, either of introductory material or separately numbered work). There is room, however, in the lower-case sequence alone, assuming each gathering to have no more than the usual four leaves, for the 22 missing pages plus two others: which we might, in the absence of other evidence, hypothesise to have been the original title-page, with the Contents on its verso, as here. That the present title-page was not that originally planned is evidenced by the fact that the â??Namesâ?? of the â??Workesâ?? included on its verso calls for nothing before the â??Treatie of Humane Learningâ?? which starts on p.23, and the presence in this copy of the final blank, which might have been used to print this leaf, suggests that the suppression of the text of the first twenty-two pages was not decided upon until the printing of the whole had been completed, and in that case the title-page here must be a cancel. Further, there is a problem with the paper, which is printed on at least three (possibly four) different stocks, and may suggest the presence of further cancels. The blank has the very clear watermark of an ornate drinking â??potâ??, and it and its conjugate are slightly thicker than the average of the volume. The watermark of the paper used for the generality of the text is badly impressed, and though it may very probably be a â??potâ?? it could just conceivably be a fools-cap. Both of these paper stocks tend to retain a creamy whiteness. The third paper stock has a much larger watermark, a simpler, pot-bellied, â??potâ??, but is very inferior to the others in quality and tends very decidedly to embrown (although not to become brittle). It occurs spasmodically through the volume, always in conjugate pairs of leaves. It (or it and another) is here present as f2 and f3, E2 and E3, K2 and K3, R2 and R3, Ee1 and Ee4, Ff1 and Ff4, Ii2 and Ii3, Kk2 and Kk3, Mm2 and Mm3. STC 12361; Grolier Langland to Wither, 26; Pforzheimer 437; Hayward 68; Block, Key Books, p.57; NCBEL, I, 1057. Apart from â??Mustaphaâ?? (1609), much of the contents of the present volume is here first published. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.
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  • Publisher: Printed by Felix Kyngston for Richard Meighen and Henry Seile
London, Printed by Felix Kyngston for Richard Meighen and Henry Seile, 1628. Hard Cover. Quarto: [8], 256, 247-489, [1] pages, (signatures: A4, B-Ii8, K2). Title continues: "by Sir Robert Le Grys, Knight: and the verses by Thomas May, Esquire. With a clauis annexed to it for the satisfaction of the reader, and helping him to vnderstand, what persons were by the author intended." This romance, written in Latin and first published in Paris in 1621, referred to real historical events and people under the veil of allegory. The Clavis, pp. 485-489: STC (2nd ed.) 1394. Has the armorial bookplate of famed collector Sir William Stirling Maxwel, 1818-1878. Title-page soiled, a few marginal repairs; bound in full leather with Stirling Maxwel's embossed arms; very good. Stock#OB636.
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  • Publisher: printed for Henry Seile, at the Signe of the Tygres Head in Fleet Street, London
  • Format: Hardcover
Second English edition. Engraved frontis, author portrait pasted opposite, plus further 20 engraved plates by Leonard Gaultier & Claude Mellan. Small 4to. Later full calf, scratched, rubbed, marked and boards bowing, later gilt & red leather label to spine, this peeling, head of spine gone, front hinge starting, internally usual soiling, marginal staining and worn page edges, a number of paper repairs, sometimes where text has been lost, occasional text offset, in summary however just about a very good example, from the library of Edward Solly F.R.S., F.S.A., with his bookplate and various bookseller catalogue entries to front paste-down. Edward Solly (1819-1886) son of the famous merchant art collector, had his library sold by Sotheby's in the year of his death, this presumably being amongst them. John Barclay (1582-1681), a Scottish Catholic, penned this, his best known work, a political/historical romance set principally in France, just before his death in 1621. [xxxii], 719pp.
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  • Publisher: printed for Henry Seile, at the Signe of the Tygres Head in Fleet Street, London
  • Format: Hardcover
Second English edition. Engraved frontis, author portrait pasted opposite, plus further 20 engraved plates by Leonard Gaultier & Claude Mellan. Small 4to. Later full calf, scratched, rubbed, marked and boards bowing, later gilt & red leather label to spine, this peeling, head of spine gone, front hinge starting, internally usual soiling, marginal staining and worn page edges, a number of paper repairs, sometimes where text has been lost, occasional text offset, in summary however just about a very good example, from the library of Edward Solly F.R.S., F.S.A., with his bookplate and various bookseller catalogue entries to front paste-down. Edward Solly (1819-1886) son of the famous merchant art collector, had his library sold by Sotheby's in the year of his death, this presumably being amongst them. John Barclay (1582-1681), a Scottish Catholic, penned this, his best known work, a political/historical romance set principally in France, just before his death in 1621. [xxxii], 719pp.
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  • Publisher: Paris: Robert Estienne, 1543 (in fine 1544, non. ian.). Scholia: Paris: Robert Estienne, 1544, Epistolae familiares
  • Format: Softcover
Octavo, 172 x 100 mm 1543 / 1544. 510, [18] Seiten. - [71], [1 wei�e] Seiten. - Lagenkollation: A-Z: 8, AA-KK: 8; AAA-DDD: 8, EEE: 4. Dunkelrotbrauner Pariser Maroquinband der Zeit (178 x 113 x 38 mm) auf fünf echten Doppelbünden. Sprache: Latein, (Einband etwas besto�en, leicht berieben, kleine Flecken und wenige minimale Fehlstellen in der Oberfläche der Deckelbezüge. Innen sehr gut erhalten. Ein dekorativer Einband). Auf den Rückenfeldern des Einbands je ein goldgeprägtes Blütenornament. Die Deckel mit Randrahmen aus zwei schmalen blindgeprägten Linien und einer etwas breiteren goldgeprägten Linie sowie einem ebenfalls goldgeprägten rautenförmigen Mittelstück: auf Goldgrund Mauresken mit Blattwerk. Reste von Stehkantenvergoldung. Fein gepunzter Goldschnitt: auf dem Vorderschnitt entspringt einer Vase mauresk geformtes Blattwerk, das sich bis zu den Grenzen an Kopf und Fu�, die durch je ein Band mit Punkten gegeben sind, mittelachsensymmetrisch ausbreitet. Oberer und unterer Schnitt mit ähnlichen Blattwerkmustern. Grün/gelbe handgestochene Kapitale. Das Punzenmuster der Einbände gleicht jenem in Yves Devaux: "Dix siècles de reliure". 1977. p. 83; ein weiteres bei "Bibliographica" II (1896), p. 398 und Tafel XVIIc abgebildetes Vergleichstück verweist nach Paris als Bindeort. Ein schönes Exemplar dieser wohlgedruckten Ausgabe, deren der aldinischen von Garamond nachgeschnittene Kursiv hier erstmals verwandt wird: "Cette estimable édition est la première dans laquelle Robert Estienne ait fait usage de son bel italique, exécuté à l'imitation de celui d'Alde: Characteribus elegantissimis Italicos Aldi Manutij characteres proximè referentibus, dit-il de ce Cicéron dans plusieurs de ses Catalogues. Il y a joint les diverses scholies des éditions manutiennes sur lesquelles celle-ci est copié, sauf quelques rectifications ou changements dans les textes" (Renouard). Cf. Elizabeth Armstrong: Robert Estienne Royal Printer. Cambridge: UP, 1954, p. 49 & A.F. Johnson: Type Designs: Their History and Development. 1934, p. 130. Updike: Printing Types. I, pp. 234-5 & 290: "His Italic he based, he admits, on the Aldine italic, and on examination there is a certain similarity, although it is much freer in effect, owing, among other things, to its sloping capitals. Garamond is nearer to Aldus in his italic than he is to Jenson in his roman. (.) a delightful unconventionality of design - free and spirited, yet noble; full of contrast and movement, yet with elegance and precision of line that marks them as French." Provenienzen: 1. Gestochenes Wappen-Exlibris auf dem vorderen Spiegel: "Ex Libris Jacobi Annibalis Claret Delatourette Equitis, Regi à consiliis in Supremâ Lugdunensi monetalium Judicum curiâ præsidis, capitalium rerum Prætoris Primarii. 1719", i.e. Jacques-Annibal Claret Fleurieu de La Tourrette (1692-1776), chevalier, baron d'Evreux, seigneur de La Tourette et Fleurieu. Ein hoher Richter der Stadt Lyon, Prévot des marchands de Lyon (1740-1745) und Président en la Cour des Monnaies; er besa� eine der grö�ten Bibliotheken Lyons, berühmt für ihre Einbände und seltenen Ausgaben. 2. Auf dem hinteren festen Vorsatz ein weiteres gestochenes Wappen-Exlibris mit dem Motto: "NIL NISI VIRTUTE", i.e. Alexandre-Charles-Omer Rousselin de Corbeau, comte de Saint-Albin (1773-1847), "Bibliophile infatigable et publiciste savant, Saint-Albin avait assemblé environ 60.000 volumes tant imprimés que manuscrits, dont la plupart se distinguaient par la richesse de l'habillement, le choix des éditions et la rareté des exemplaires. Le catalogue qui suit ne contient que 3501 articles, mais c'était ce qu'il y avait de plus précieux en sa collection." Guigard II,192; cf. "Catalogue des livres et manuscrits composant la bibliothèque de feu M. le comte de Saint-Albin". Paris: J.-F. Délion, 1850. Contemporary French morocco gilt, five raised bands, edges gilt and gauffered to an arabesque design. Ruled in red throughout. Binding slightly rubbed in places; internal . 496 Gramm.
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  • Publisher: Thomas Tegg,
London: Thomas Tegg, 1845 In a black papier-maché binding in the "monastic style" (Ruari McLean, Victorian Book Design, p. 210). All edges gilt, gauffered edges, gilt turn-ins, and designs on the edges of the covers. . Two volumes in one, small octavo. . With 142 emblematic cuts in the text. The Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man, which appears at the end of The School of the Heart, has its own half-title, with a woodcut, but does not have a separate pagination. The title-page for Emblems bear a woodcut portrait Binding worn in one small area near back joint, but otherwise in fine condition. A little light foxing, brown stain to fore-edge, not noticeable when book is closed. A remarkable survivor. This binding is virtually identical to the one pictured in McLean, which is of the Eric Quayle copy, which came up at auction in 2006. We have not been able to find another copy appearing on the market since Francis Quarles (1592-1644), poet, Royalist, and sometime secretary to Bishop Ussher, is best known for his Emblems, which was first published in 1634. With forty-five emblems from Pia desideria in the original order, he also drew selectively from Typus mundi. His poems "�exploit the mimetic quality of the pictures and transform them into allegories of spiritual truth. They speak in the different voices of dramatic dialogue, meditative soliloquy, spiritual love song, irony, or flippancy. Conceits, sometimes derived from patristic texts, are often elaborated with semantic precision and dense intertextuality and repay close study. The overall structure of the work preserves patterns of the spiritual pilgrimage and the Ignatian meditation" (Oxford DNB). The work was very popular, especially among the common people, who could enjoy the cuts even if they read haltingly.
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  • Publisher: Printed by J. Nutt, and sold by E. Nutt at the MiddleTemple Gate in Fleet-Street. In the Savoy
London: Printed by J. Nutt, and sold by E. Nutt at the MiddleTemple Gate in Fleet-Street. In the Savoy, 1715. Leather. Good/No Jacket. no date, circa 1715 based on ESTC records. Full calf leather. A4, 1-375 (1) pp. Black and white illustrations throughout. An emblem book by the English poet Francis Quarles, containing work paraphrased from the Scriptures accompanied by sometimes grotesque illustrations. Originally published in 1634, this work was popular with the public, despite poor critical reviews. GOOD+condition. Heavy chipping to the leather along the spine, with loss at the head and tail. Leather split along the entire front hinge. Leather scuffed and bumped along the extremities. Bookplate on the inside front cover. Pencil drawings of people on the first and last blank endpapers. Small wormhole to the last page and inside rear cover. ESTC T186288.
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  • Format: Hardcover
conservées dans leur première reliure estampée à froid.Strasbourg, 1523, 1525. Cologne, 1525. Argentorati, Iohannem Heruagium, 1525.[Suivi de] : Erasme. De octo orationis partium constructione libellus, tum elegans imprimis, tum dilucida brevitate copiosissimus. Erasmo roterodamo autore.A la fin « Augustae Vindelicorum, in officina D. Sigismum Grim, 11 Aout Anno 1523. »[Suivi de] : Valla. Laurentii vallae elegatiarum adeps, exeius de lingua latina libris per Bonum Accursium Pisanum studiosissime collectus. (Les élégances de la langue latine).Apud Sanctam Romanorum Colonia, 1525.Soit trois textes reliés en un volume in-8 de I/ 184 ff., le dernier blanc ; II/ (28) ff. ; III/ (1) p. de titre, 148 pp., (10) pp. d'index, (1) p.bl. Nombreuses annotations manuscrites sur les 2 derniers ff. du 1er texte. Relié en peau de truie estampée à froid sur ais de bois, dos à nerfs, attaches et fermoirs de laiton. Reliure de l'époque.148 x 100 mm. / preserved in their original contemporary decorated binding.Strasbourg, 1523, 1525. Cologne, 1525. Argentorati, Iohannem Heruagium, 1525.[Followed by]: Erasmus. De octo orationis partium constructione libellus, tum elegans imprimis, tum dilucida brevitate copiosissimus. Erasmo roterodamo autore.At the end "Augustae Vindelicorum, in officina D. Sigismum Grim, 11 Aout Anno 1523."[Followed by]: Valla. Laurentii vallae elegatiarum adeps, exeius de lingua latina libris per Bonum Accursium Pisanum studiosissime collectus. (Les élégances de la langue latine).Apud Sanctam Romanorum Colonia, 1525.That is three texts bound in one 8vo volume [148 x 100 mm] of: I/ 184 ll., the last one blank; II/ (28) ll. ; III/ (1) p. of title, 148 pp., (10) pp. of index, (1) bl.p. Numerous handwritten notes on the last 2 ll. of the 1st text. Bound in blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, brass ties and clasps. Contemporary binding.
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  • Publisher: Gerald Howe, London
The essence thereof distilled by Marcus Woodward from the edition of Th. Johnson, 1636. Pp. xx+304(last printer's mark), title page illustration, the half-title within decorative border, numerous text illustrations and decorations, notes, alphabetical table of plants; post 4to; full vellum, slightly cloudy, the spine lettered in gilt with five raised bands, boards slightly sprung; t.e.g., others uncut; ribbon marker; commercial bookplate on upper pastedown; Gerald Howe, London, 1927. Edition limited to 150 numberedcopies on handmade paper. *The text is based on the 1636 edition of Gerard's famous herbal, with an Introduction and notes by Marcus Woodward.
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  • Publisher: Printed by F. and T. W. for the author
London: Printed by F. and T. W. for the author. Very Good. 1666. First English Edition. Full brown calf. Full gilt ruled calf. Gilt particulars and decorations to spine. Five raised bands. Front cover detached.. Inscription inked to front fly reads "John Chamberlayne/the gift of my worthy friend/the Reverend Dr. Alex Torriano/15 January 1706/7." Index of number of proverbs inked later to rear of book. A nice and surprisingly crisp copy without further markings. "This volume is exceedingly rare, as the greater part of the impression was burnt in the [1666] Fire of London, which is stated by the author in the preface to his work, 'The Italian Reviv'd,' published in 1673: 'The late dismal fire destroyed all the printed books which concern the Italian, as to Grammar or Dictionary (the book trade in general having suffered irreparable loss, above any other whatsoever)…'." William Stirling-Maxwell, An essay towards a collection of books relating to proverbs, emblems…. (London, 1860).; Folio 13" - 23" tall; [xii], 338; [iii], 242; [iii], 116 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. .
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  • Publisher: Printed by F. and T. W. for the author
London: Printed by F. and T. W. for the author. Very Good. 1666. First English Edition. Full brown calf. Full gilt ruled calf. Gilt particulars and decorations to spine. Five raised bands. Front cover detached.. Inscription inked to front fly reads "John Chamberlayne/the gift of my worthy friend/the Reverend Dr. Alex Torriano/15 January 1706/7." Index of number of proverbs inked later to rear of book. A nice and surprisingly crisp copy without further markings. "This volume is exceedingly rare, as the greater part of the impression was burnt in the [1666] Fire of London, which is stated by the author in the preface to his work, 'The Italian Reviv'd,' published in 1673: 'The late dismal fire destroyed all the printed books which concern the Italian, as to Grammar or Dictionary (the book trade in general having suffered irreparable loss, above any other whatsoever)…'." William Stirling-Maxwell, An essay towards a collection of books relating to proverbs, emblems…. (London, 1860).; Folio 13" - 23" tall; [xii], 338; [iii], 242; [iii], 116 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. .
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  • Publisher: Ex Officicnia Elzeviriana, Leiden
12mo. [12], 116, [28], 128, [2] . Concludes with addendum and erratum. Nice engraved vignette title page showing a Roman soldier carrying a man on his back to Rome, ships and hillside in the background. Copinger, Elzevier Press, 3522-3523; Willems 484 cites 2 printings this is the earliest with the dedication dated "Pridie Kal. Majas. (May) " this edition was reprinted by Jean and Daniel Elzevir in 1654 (and by Louis and Daniel in 1664). Paterculus was a military tirbune, public official and historian. His "History" survived in one worn copy which was discovered in Murback Abbey in Alsace in 1515 but now is lost. His principal patron was Tiberius. A handsome little book bound in full calf, rebacked to style, double leather spine labels gilt, all edges red. A few old marginalia, wear to corners.
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  • Publisher: Leiden Elzevier
1 (wei�es) Blatt, 6 Blätter (incl. gestochenem Titel), 116 Seiten, 14 Blätter (Index), 1 Blatt [Zwischentitel (nicht nummerierte Seite 1): "GERARDI VOSSII G. F. NOTAE IN M. VELLEIVM PATERCVLVM."], Seite 3 - 128, 1 Blatt (recto: "ADDENDA.", verso: "ERRATVM."), 2 (wei�e) Blätter. Späterer Halblederband. (13 x 7,8 cm, bzw. 12,3 x 6,8 cm; Buchblock: 1,4 cm) 12°. Bérard 74 f. Pieters 216 auf S. 127. Willems 752 ("Réimpression ligne pour ligne, mais moins soignée. de l'édition de 1639 (no 484). Chose singulière, on a poussé la fidélité jusqu'à reproduire les addenda à la fin du volume ainsi que la faute d'impression signalée dans l'erratum."). Minzloff S. 213 f. Goldsmid III, 14. Rahir 757. Berghman 2108. Copinger 3524. Broman 213 [gibt irrtümlich 1655 als Erscheinungsjahr an]. Roggebibliotekets S. 29. Willems (Catalogue) 517 ("Exemplaire C. Pieters."). Karl & Faber 30, 386. Drouot (1946) 167. Lengertz 555. Thulins 148, 517. Kraus 198. Vergl. Phiebig 147 [Bestandteil eines Konvolutes, wahrscheinlich EHC 12.1654.Pat.01 (". another edition, later red morocco, g. e., spine slightly faded .")]. EHC 12.1654.Pat.00 + 01 [?=aus Phiebig 147 ?]. Weddigen 093.1. Vergl. Ebert 23475 ("1639, 12. Wiederholt * ib., id., 1654 od 64, 12. Von krit. Werth."). Schweiger 1127. Späterer, recht dekorativer Halblederband, wohl des 19. Jahrhunderts, mit etwas Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Titelrückenschild. Die Deckel und Vorsätze marmoriert, Lederecken, allseitiger Grünschnitt. Die Gelenke, Kapitale und Kanten leicht berieben, die Ecken etwas besto�en. Innen, bis auf die zeitgenössischen Anstreichungen und Anmerkungen und Wurmspuren im wei�en Au�enrand des zweiten Teils, sehr sauber. Neben dem gestochenen Titel mit einigen Schmuckinitialen und den folgenden fleurons verziert: auf Blatt 2 und 3 jeweils recto ein Büffelkopf (Rahir 16), auf Seite 1 die Sirene vom Typ Rahir 22, auf Seite 3 der Anmerkungen im zweiten Teil findet erneut der Büffelkopf (Rahir 16) Verwendung. Provenienz: Sterke, Weddigen Handschriftlicher, älterer Namenszug auf dem Titelblatt verso, sowie handschriftliche Anmerkungen und Unterstreichungen in Tinte, im gesamten Buch. Es handelt sich beim Vorbesitzer Arnoldus de Sterke wohl um den 1688 geborenen, späteren Herren der freien Herrlichkeit Esselickerwoude, heute Woubrugge, der nachweislich bei Elzevier publiziert hatte und später als Anwalt am Hof von den Haag tätig war. Auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz verso die eigenhändigen bibliographischen Anmerkungen Weddigens, im oberen wei�en Rand des gestochenen Titels sein Namensstempel. * Bitte fordern Sie bei Interesse unsere umfangreichen Anmerkungen an. * * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 2100 gr.
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  • Publisher: Imprimes es frays de lean Charles Vnckel Libraire a Francfort au Mayn 1619.
Contemporary vellum covers. 8vo. 7¼'' x 4¾''. Contains illustrated title, 447 pp, frontiespiece of Georgette de Montenay (1567) by Pierre Woeiriot. The Prefatory and Back Matter are reproduced from a copy in the Bodleian Library by Alison Adams. Georgette de Montenay's work occupies a particularly important position in the history of emblems: firstly, of course, it was written by a woman, and secondly that woman was a member of the Reformed (Calvinist) faith. Indeed Montenay claims that her book gives us the first Christian emblems ('.je croy estre premier chrestiens'). This claim needs to be taken in the context of Montenay's position among Protestants, who at this period, had undergone some kind of personal conversion, 'Renez par l'Evangile'. Earlier emblematic works are of course also Christian, often very overtly so, if not in quite the same way (e.g. Claude Paradin's Devises heroiques (Lyons:, 1551; 1557). Nevertheless, Montenay's Emblemes mark the beginning of the systematic exploitation of emblems for religious propaganda. It is also the first emblem book to use incised engravings (by Pierre Woeiriot) rather than woodcuts for the picturae. It is distinctive for the way in which it calls on the reader to recognise and often complete biblical allusions, both verbal and visual. This edition of 1619 printed in Frankfurt in which, although French resumes its position beneath the pictura, a second Latin version is added, as well as versions in Spanish, Italian, German, English and Dutch (a different version from that by Anna Roemers Visscher). This edition is found with title pages in all these languages apart from Dutch. Notable is the fact that the same engravings are used in the three editions, so the plates must have been transported first from Lyons to Zurich and subsequently to Frankfurt. The 1567/1571 edition is reissued in La Rochelle, a notable Protestant centre, in 1620. Illustrated title, 100 engraved emblems in text by Pierre Woeriot, most printed recto only, Page 102 does not have the modified version of emblem 18 pasted over the original, showing the phallic symbol. Pages 242-244 and emblem 53 mis-placed after page 248. Emblem 55 to page 250 incorrectly labled as emblem 56, and misplaced after page 256. Front joint exposed. Member of the P.B.F.A. LITERATURE BEFORE 1800
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  • Publisher: museum Plantin-Moreus
Antwerp: museum Plantin-Moreus, 1902. Facsimile edition, number 21 of 100 copies on Holland Van Gelder paper. With 62 emblems. [4], 8, 70, [1] pp. Square 16mo. 20th century calf gilt, with original printed wrappers bound in. Facsimile edition, number 21 of 100 copies on Holland Van Gelder paper. With 62 emblems. [4], 8, 70, [1] pp. Square 16mo. Excellent facsimile of Platin's edition of 1575 of the emblems of Hadrianus Junius.
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  • Publisher: Figlioli di Aldo (Aldus)
Vinegia: Figlioli di Aldo (Aldus), 1545. A very early and rare printing of Castiglione by Aldus in the original folio format mirroring the 1528 printing. Elaborate Aldine device impressed on the title and at the end on the verso of the colophon leaf. Dedication to Michel de Selva, vescovo di Viseo. Folio, handsomely bound in fine Italian vellum. 122 ff. pp. A beautifully preserved copy, handsome and clean. RARE ALDINE EDITION OF THE CLASSIC LANDMARK IL CORTEGIANO. Castiglioneâ??s great work is one of the most famous books of the Italian Renaissance and represents the highest level of committment to the prince and the new political and social order. The Courtier is the prototype of the courtesy book, written as conversation between members of the court. At the time of its composition Castiglione was at the court of Guidobaldo de Montefeltre and Elizabetta Gonzaga at Urbino, together with Bembo, Giuliano de' Medici, Federico Fregoso and other Renaissance luminaries; members of that court feature as speakers in the conversation. Castiglione, after serving the Sforzas at Milan and the Gonzagas at Mantua, came to the Court of Urbino in 1504 where de Montefeltre and his consort Elizabetta Gonzaga were the center of the most brilliant court in Italy, which counted among its members Bembo, Bibbiena, G. deâ??Medici and many other eminent men. This brilliant book is based on Castiglioneâ??s experience of life among these dazzling figures. â??The Courtierâ?? depicts the ideal aistocrat, and it has remained the perfect definition of a gentleman ever since. It is an epitome of the highest moral and social ideas of the Italian Renaissance and is written in the form of a discussion between members of the court. The fundamental idea that a man should perfect himself by developing all his faculties goes back to Aristotleâ??s ETHICS and many of the Aristotelian virtues reappear---honesty, magnanimity and good manners. The ideal man should also be proficient in arms and games, be a scholar and connoisseur of art; he should develop graceful speech and cherish a sense of honour. Relations between the prince and the courtier, forms of government, and rules for the conduct of a lady are also discussed and the book ends with the celebrated pronouncement on platonic love by Bembo. This Renaissance ideal of the free development of individual faculties and its rules of civilized behaviour formed a new conception of personal rights and obligations in Europe. The book was translated into most European languages and between 1528 and 1616 no less than one hundred and eight editions were published. It had great influence in Spain where traces of it can be found in DON QUIXOTE and in France in Corneilleâ??s writings. But its most potent influence was probably in England. Its influence can be seen in Shakepeare, Spenser, Ben Jonson, Sir Philip Sidney, Robert Burton and Shelley. It had a great impact on the development of English drama and comedy. The beautiful and highly important printings of the house of Aldus are exceptional and revered in their own right. This, one of the most exceptional of Italian Renaissance works published by the great Renaissance printer of Italy.
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  • Publisher: Vettor de Rabani [Vittore Ravani] e compagni
Venice: Vettor de Rabani [Vittore Ravani] e compagni, 1538. Acceptable/Early edition of the Book of the Courtier (one decade after the first edition) printed by Vittore Ravani, who worked his late father Pietro's print shop with his mother, Luchina, during the 1530s. (They had help from Melchiore Sessa.) Most of their output centered on reprinting humanist bestsellers, such as the present title, Ariosto's Satires, Benivieni's Ars Moriendi, Erasmus's Adages and so on. . Octavo (16cm); [5], 193 leaves, lacks final two leaves, blank but for printer's device on recto of BB7. Initial spaces with guide letters; printer's device (two-tailed siren) on title page. Italic type throughout. Bound in nineteenth-century green cloth with polished calf backstrip, titled in gilt on spine. Lower margin of title page excised early on and repaired, with place and year of publication inscribed in ink. Generally clean and fresh copy with occasional discoloration in first and last leaves, and along edges. Not in Adams.
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  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0394516834
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  • Publisher: United States Chess Federation
Twelve of the fourteen original hand written score sheets, lacks the game with Christiansen and Reshevsky, and the Kogan game is in Kogan's hand. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2) Signed by all of his opponents except Shamkovich, Fedorowicz and Benjamin. The 28th U S Championship and Zonal Qualifier was a hard fought contest which ended with a tie for first place and two co-champions, Grandmasters Walter Browne and Yasser Seirawan. Since the top three finishers automatically qualify for the Zonal, a playoff between Larry Christiansen, Lubomir Kavalek and Sammy Reshevsky, who tied for third would have to be held to determine which one would join Seirawan and Browne. The event got under way on July 9 at the Americana Hotel in South Bend, Indiana. The 9th was the opening ceremonies and playersâ?? meeting. The draw for pairing numbers allowed Seirawan a piece of luck, assuring him an extra White over the course of the tournament. In the first round the game were hard fought, and the only â??grandmaster drawâ? coming from Browne. Browne decided to negotiate an early truce after consuming a great deal of time trying to crack Boris Koganâ??s solid opening. Sergey Kudrin, a last minute replacement for John Grefe, made his debut in the tournament an exciting one, sacrificing a piece. Sammy Reshevsky grabbed the offer and sent his King on a long hike. After time control Kudrin admitted that his attack had failed and the first decisive game was recorded. John Fedorowicz methodically turned back Leonid Shamkovichâ??s attempt to squeeze an advantage from an English opening. Kavalek tested Lev Alburtâ??s favorite Alekhineâ??s Defense in the tensest struggle of the round and managed to convert an extra pair of pawns into a win. Christiansen chose a Caro-Kann against fellow Californian GM Jim Tarjan and a theoretical battle ensued. Christiansen neutralized Tarjanâ??s slight edge with a series of characteristically aggressive moves and won after Tarjan lost the thread of the game shortly before adjournment. Evans and Lein had the best game of the round, a beautiful strategically effort by the émigré GM who displayed originality and fine control to defeat defending co-champion Larry Evans. Seirawan and Byrne played a Queenâ??s Gambit Declined in which Robert Byrneâ??s hurry to simplify brought him unexpected difficulties; Seirawan reached a Bishop ending and exploited his opponentâ??s weak Kingside to win a pawn. Byrne resisted staunchly and managed to thwart all of Whiteâ??s winning attempts. Joel Benjamin, the youngest entrant, replaced invitee Nick deFirmian, who chose to play in Europe, and his game with Jack Peters was the longest to the round. It was a graduation of sorts for Benjamin, who would have otherwise been defending his U S Junior title. At the end of the first round Reshevsky, Kavalek, Lein, Peters and Christiansen all had one point each. Round two saw only two draws, Lein and Kogan and Christiansen and Shamkovich. This vicious and exciting session resulted in wins for Reshevsky, Kudrin, Byrne, Seirawan, Alburt and Kavalek. In one of the crispest battles, Alburtâ??s violence paid dividends as he ran Tarjanâ??s King around the board, picking off most of his pawns in the process. At the end of this round Reshevsky and Kavalek each had two points. Round three had a shocking development. As Fedorowicz awaited the arrival of Evans, a search by the tournament staff disclosed that Evans had checked out of the hotel! Browne bemoaned the fact that he now had two more Blacks than Whites. While Lein and Byrne, Evansâ?? first two opponents, dropped for +1 to and equal score as a result of his departure (Evansâ?? score would have to be erased since he had completed less than half his games). Later in the day Assistant TD Larry Paxton explained that the evening of the second round Evans had notified him that he was feeling ill and this was the reason he had come late for his game with Byrne. The reduction in the number of aspirants to 15 was unfortunate for the championship. In this round, one of the most interesting games was between Shamkovich and Alburt. After the third round Reshevsky and Kavalek each had 2 ½ points. In round four Benjamin and Brown followed the Reshevsky and Browne game for a short time but the U S Junior champion played more ambitiously for White with a highly unclear and difficult position arising. Benjamin made the most of his chances in the time scramble and put Browne away. The barn burner was definitely Seirawan and Peters in the fifth round. Seirawan playing the English and Peters trying out the variation that brought Viktor Korchnoi the deciding victory in his latest match with Lev Polugaevsky. As Korchnoi's second, Seirawan was conversant with the possibilities for White and started offering material wholesale, an all-out tactical brawl resulting. Seirawan's style of play was a real departure from earlier days, with an added dimension of tactical ambition that was missing in his not-to-distant past, making him an even more difficult opponent to face. Peters was up to the task, defending with great accuracy and emerging from the complications two pawns up. Seirawan stayed cool and showed his pressure was sufficient, and the game ended in a forced repetition of moves. In round six Christiansen and Alburt was another Alekhine's Defense and, once again, Christiansen came out looking for an early knockout. He sacrificed a pawn for a quick attack and, when Alburt missed his best chance, Christiansen bashed him flat with a Bishop sacrifice. A fine display of justifiable violence and the highlight of the round. In round seven Kavalek unveiled an original idea in the English and, despite tough resistance, overcame Fedorowicz in the second session. This win put Kavalek at the head of the pack, passing Reshevsky, who had to watch from the sidelines with a bye. Tarjan and Byrne also began as a theoretical discussion, Byrne defending the Sozin variation of the Narjordf. The game angled toward the well-known Noguieras-Tarjan contest, until Byrne produced a a sizable improvement. Tarjan responded with a blunder, and Byre instantly achieved a winning position and notched his first official victory of the tournament. Assistant TD Larry Paxton caught everyoneâ??s eye when he arrived for round eight in full referee's uniform. black pants and black and white vertical striped shirt. John Fedorowicz game him a flag in case the arbiter felt the need to call any penalties, but the round progressed without any infractions. The hitting was hard, however, and the round was the most dramatic so far, with the frontrunners in great danger on every board. When the eighth round was completed, all the players had finished at least half of their schedule. Despite the pressures of a zonal and the strength of the competition, the players remained fearless and ambitious, with virtually every game a fight without compromise. The standings had Kavalek leading with 5 ½, followed closely by Reshevsky at 5. Christiansen, Seirawan and Kogan were just a half point behind Reshevsky, each with 4 ½. Alburt, Brown and Peters were within striking distance with 4 each. Byrne was by himself with 3 ½ followed by Tarjan, Kudrin and Benjamin with a score of 3. Lein, Fedorowicz and Shamkovich trailed with scores of 2 ½. Through the generosity of Dr Craig Crenshaw of McLean, Virginia two special prizes in memory of his wife, were announce. GM Arthur Bisguier was designated as the chief judge of these awards, one in the amount of $250 to go to the most interesting game of the event and the second award of $150 to go to most interesting endgame. In round nine Lev Alburt fell victim to a resurgent Walter Browne, who had risen from the ashes and put himself back into contention after an appalling start. Browne left his Hershey bare en prize while sealing, but TD Bill Lukowiak alertly placed it in another envelope. Upon resuming, Browne opened both envelopes, fished off the chocolate and then finished off Alburt for his second consecutive win. The feature of round ten was the meeting of the tournament leaders. Reshevsky chose the Petroff against Lubomir Kavalek, hoping to simplify and maintain his undefeated status. though Kavalek was not in a peaceful mood, he failed to dent Sammy's position and settled for sharing the pint and the lead. In round eleven Seirawan joined the leaders by winning his second in a row. Fatigue began to rear its ugly head in round twelve, hardly unexpected in light of the intensity of play. As this harrowing tournament headed into the final rounds, the first signs of fraying nerves became evident. Benjamin, responsible for on of Browne's early losses, played the spoiler again, pushing Christiansen to the brink of elimination. The spectators in the analysis room benefited from sophisticated commentary in round thirteen when GM Jonathan Speelman stopped to visit on his way home to England. With his back to the wall, Christiansen turned in a smooth performance and defeated Kudrin. At this point, Christiansen had Reshevsky and Kavalek left to play. Seirawan had Tarjan and Lein and Browne had Fedorowicz and a last round bye. The top places were still open to any of the five leaders and Christiansen who two games left against them was the key figure in the drama. In round fourteen Tarjan agreed to a quick draw with Seirawan, who now needed only a draw in the last round to guarantee him a share of the U S Championship title and a spot in the interzonals. Browne managed the White side of a Queenâ??s Gambit with a sure hand and ground out a full point against Fedorowicz to cap a brilliant surge to the top. This victory assured Browne of an interzonal berth and left him a half-point ahead of Seirawan. Christiansen showed his class in the most critical game of the round with a neat win over Reshevsky. Leaders going into the final round were Browne at 9, Seirawan with 8 ½, Kavalek and Christiansen with 8 each and Reshevsky with 7 ½. Browne, who had flown home to California the night before because he had a bye in round fifteen, followed the day's events by phoning the analysis room periodically. The contenders made an interesting study as they awaited the final round. Christiansen, who could clinch an interzonal spot by beating Kavalek, appeared relaxed and confident. He intended to try hard today, a draw would bean a playoff. So why not try to decide matters now? Reshevsky, who had led from the opening round, needed to win to have a chance at a playoff. He was too nervous to remain by his board pacing and circling the room most of the session. Kavalek and Seirawan arrived a bit late, but both seemed relatively calm. The Alburt Peters game was the only one between non-contenders to deliver a fight. Alburt forced Peters to sacrifice the Exchange, but the game got progressively more difficult for White. At the finish, Peters had to survive a time scramble and a last minute flurry of tactics to gain the win-and a share of the special prize for most interesting game. Lein and Christiansen both managed slight advantages against their opponents, but neither Seirawan nor Kavalek felt like cracking and throwing away weeks of hard work, and both games were drawn. This meant that Seirawan had clinched an interzonal spot and a share of the U S title with Browne; Kavalek and Christiansen had tied for the last qualifying position. In the meantime, Reshevsky had sacrificed a pawn for positional compensation a a queen less middle game and was able to beat Kogan for a shot at the interzonal with a play off with Christiansen and Kavalek. The Florence Crenshaw Prize of $250 for the most interesting game of the event was shared by Alburt for his seventh-round victory over Benjamin and Jack Peters for his last-round win over Alburt. The prize of $150 for the most interesting end game went to Leonid Shamkovich for his defeat of Kogan in Round ten.Condition:Some light edge wear with occasional closed tears else a very good set.
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  • Publisher: H.K. Fly Company
New York: H.K. Fly Company, 1911. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in about fine dustwrapper with tiny chips, and what looks to be an original unprinted tissue overjacket. Illustrated with stills from an unidentified production of the play.
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  • Publisher: Country Life, George Newnes Ltd., London
  • Format: Hardcover
Strongly bound in handsome black cloth with gilt titling to spine. Interior in nice clean condition. Bound with 12 page index but without their paper covers or adverts. Please note that 1 issue is not present for a complete run and although pages are numbered from 27 (1 to 26 being ads) to 2124 those that were entirely adverts on both sides were not bound in thus the total number of pages is about half this - page numbering is therefore not sequential (ads were interspersed between copy as well as at both ends). Pages 1833-6 have a small taped repair to middle of each page without loss Small book plate of prevoius owner inside cover. Weighs 5kg. Extra P&P will apply - please ask me for a quote before ordering. Please also see my other listings for more identically bound volumes between 1948 and 1958. Size: 14 x 10 Inch
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  • Publisher: Country Life, George Newnes Ltd., London
  • Format: Hardcover
Strongly bound in handsome black cloth with gilt titling to spine. Interior in nice clean condition. Bound with 12 page index but without their paper covers or adverts. Please note that 1 issue is not present for a complete run and although pages are numbered from 27 (1 to 26 being ads) to 2124 those that were entirely adverts on both sides were not bound in thus the total number of pages is about half this - page numbering is therefore not sequential (ads were interspersed between copy as well as at both ends). Pages 1833-6 have a small taped repair to middle of each page without loss Small book plate of prevoius owner inside cover. Weighs 5kg. Extra P&P will apply - please ask me for a quote before ordering. Please also see my other listings for more identically bound volumes between 1948 and 1958. Size: 14 x 10 Inch
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  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950. 3rd Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good + DJ. 150 Pp. With Errata Slip Bound In At P 147. Beige Cloth, Lettered In Gilt. The First Printing Of This Third Edition With Einstein's 1950 Appendix Ii, First Published Here. Book Near Fine, Gilt Brilliant, Very Clean, No Fraying Or Marks. Dj Price Clipped, With Author At Bottom Of Spine And Publisher At Top (In The Revised Second Printing Those Positions Are Reversed); Dj Is Very Good +, Spine With A Little Browning, 3/16" Loss Across Top Of Spine Edge, Minute Losses At Corners, 1/4" Tear At Top Of Front Panel.
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  • Publisher: The Maclean Publishing Company, Toronto
  • Format: Softcover
72 pages. Features: Great full-page colour military-theme ad inside front cover for International Harvester features tripical beach scene with earth movers; The German Prisoner Problem - Editorial; You Can't Try Socialism - scathing editorial; Full-page ad for the Trans-Canada telephone system; Home Won't Be Heaven Soldier - how some home-coming difficulties can be smoothed over; Trout Fever is Catching; River Demon (fiction); Those Sound Effects - production of background noises for radio - article with photos; Canada at San Francisco - what will Canada say at this meeting to shape the security of the post-war world?; The Man Behind Ilsley - Dr. W.C. "Cliff" Clark - Deputy Minister of Finance - article with photo; The "Herrenvolk" in Defeat - a look at the German people after the war - with photos from the town of Calcar; Russia and the Catholics; That Touchy Meat Problem - our failure to ration raised eyebrows in Washington; The Love Moon (fiction); The World's Oldest Company - The Hudson's Bay Company is 275 years old - article with photos; Cancer - medical science can save thousands of Canadians' lives if they seek treatment early enough; Ad for Maclean's $1,000 For a Story Contest; Full-page ad by Ford with caption "Looking Forward!" shows man in suit welcoming a Canadian soldier home from the war; Nice full-page colour GM ad reproduces an oil painting by Fred H. Brigden, R.C.A. overlooking distant autumn leaves with rainbow in background; Nice full-page Goodyear ad with colour illustration of doctor standing beside his car outside drugstore; Half-page Pepsi ad shows man 'buying off his dame' with a case of pop - "Be a Smartee! Pick a Pepsi!"; Nice full-page colour ad for GSW (General Steel Wares) shows young housewife at work in modern kitchen; Full-page ad by the Department of Veteran's Affairs informs readers that War Veteran's Insurance is now available; Kitchen Photography - wartime amateur Rex Frost explains how to set up a darkroom in your kitchen; Half-page Lifesavers ad shows soldier using this candy to improve smooching with his girl; Two-page Victory Bond ad; Ad for Arrid deodorant features photo of Ethel Merman; Gorgeous colour ad for Wabasso Cottons inside back cover. Only moderate wear. Clean and unmarked. A quality vintage copy.
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  • Publisher: Heinemann
Heinemann, 1958. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1958. A near fine book with one name and date to the front endpaper. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper which is browned on the spine as usual. Some pushing to the spine tips. SIGNED without dedication as 'Nevil Shute Norway' to the title page. Rare signed.
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  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
NY: Simon and Schuster, 1941. First Edition, seventh printing. Signed by Davies on the front endpaper. Davies was appointed the second U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1936 by President Roosevelt and one of his jobs was to assess the USSR's military power and its role in world War II. This title was a worldwide bestseller and was the basis for the 1943 Warner Brothers movie starring Walter Huston and Ann Harding. 8vo., black cloth in dust jacket; 659 pages. Illustrated. Very Good (very minor wear covers, contents clean & tight); nice (minor wear & small nick; price-clipped) to the supplied 12th printing d/j.
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  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
NY: Simon and Schuster, 1941. First Edition, seventh printing. Signed by Davies on the front endpaper. Davies was appointed the second U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1936 by President Roosevelt and one of his jobs was to assess the USSR's military power and its role in world War II. This title was a worldwide bestseller and was the basis for the 1943 Warner Brothers movie starring Walter Huston and Ann Harding. 8vo., black cloth in dust jacket; 659 pages. Illustrated. Very Good (very minor wear covers, contents clean & tight); nice (minor wear & small nick; price-clipped) to the supplied 12th printing d/j.
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  • Publisher: Konemann
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 3829006608
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  • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company, New York
Doubleday, Doran and Company, New York, 1944 SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. A beautiful copy SIGNED by Somerset Maugham on the limitation page. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Maugham First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.
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  • Publisher: George H. Doran Company, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Somerset Maugham on a typed letter laid into the book. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has some chips to the spine and seldom seen in any condition. The book is bound in the publisher's green cloth with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the scarce dustjacket SIGNED by the author.
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  • Publisher: George H. Doran Company, New York
George H. Doran Company, New York, 1919 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Somerset Maugham on a typed letter laid into the book. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has some chips to the spine and seldom seen in any condition. The book is bound in the publisher's green cloth with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the scarce dustjacket SIGNED by the author.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.
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  • Publisher: (Tokyo, T. Hasegawa, 1892).
Written by Lieutenant F. M. Bostwick, U.S. Navy, and sung on the air of "Ballyhooly". Kl.-4° (17 x 19 cm). Farb. illustr. OUmschl. (japanische Blockbuchbindung). 6 SS., 7 nn. Bll. (23 SS.). mit 5 Notenseiten und 7 doppelblattgr. Orig.-Farbholzschnitten. Sprache: English, Zweite Ausgabe des zuerst 1890 erschienenen japanischen Farbholzschnittbandes auf weichem Kreppapier. Das Ehon (japanisch für Bilderbuch) enthält zuerst den Liedtext über Kohana San (kleine Blume), eine Geisha aus Kobe, dann folgen doppelblattgro�e Farbholzschnitte mit weiteren Versen. - Stellenweise etwas fleckig, ein Blatt stärker. Das vorletzte Blatt mit Verlagswerbung fehlt, dessen Kopfteil mit dem Reihentitel ist auf das Titelblatt montiert und hat darauf eine Widmung in russischer Sprache. Hinterer Umschlag mit hs. Preis in Rubel. - Sehr selten, nur zwei Exemplare in deutschen Bibliotheken.
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  • Publisher: Hasegawa
Hasegawa, Tokyo, undated. Early Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. ANONYMOUS. Princess Splendor, The Wood-cutter's Daughter, Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, undated (mid to late 1800s).16mo (about 6x4 inches), English-language edition, unpaginated with 47 double-fold crepe leaves plus covers, color illustration, woodblock printed. This version, translated by E. Rothesay Miller, is widely considered the second edition, printed in 1895. The story involves a beautiful young woman and a trail of broken hearts.Condition of this book: Covers faded, chipped, rear weakly attached. Title pages stained, inside very good. Size: 16mo (very small). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Children; Japan; 19th century; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54681. .
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  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company (1938)
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company (1938), 1938. First American edition. Book. Near Fine/Very Good+. 285 pp. Price of $2.50 on the front flap of the dust jacket. First printing of the first American edition. Ahearn APG 030d. A nice copy of Woolf's epistolary essay, an extended treatment of questions concerning the prevention of war, education, and employment for women. Near Fine book in a Very Good+ lightly edge-worn dust jacket with some age-toning to the spine panel.
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  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company (1938)
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company (1938), 1938. First American edition. Book. Near Fine/Very Good+. 285 pp. Price of $2.50 on the front flap of the dust jacket. First printing of the first American edition. Ahearn APG 030d. A nice copy of Woolf's epistolary essay, an extended treatment of questions concerning the prevention of war, education, and employment for women. Near Fine book in a Very Good+ lightly edge-worn dust jacket with some age-toning to the spine panel.
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  • Publisher: McClelland and Stewart
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1939 Original bright blue cloth on boards. DJ missing lower right corner and pieces head and foot of spine. Front flap separated but present. No taping or other repairs. This was the last book published in the author's lifetime. Signed, "Yours cordially, L.M. Montgomery" on first free endpaper. No other writing. Lower front corner bumped. Since this book is on consignment, our usual discounts do not apply. 323 pp.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. Illus. by Charles V. John ( frontispiece). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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  • Publisher: George Routledge & Sons
New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1874. Reprint . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Chromolithograph Plates, + Black And White Illustrations Throughout (By John Gilbert?). 664 Pp. Green Cloth, Elaborately Gilt Front Cover And Spine, All Edges Gilt, Brown Endpapers. Undated But Previous Owner's Gift Inscription Dated 1874. Apparently The British Edition Of 1871, Translated By Charles Jarvis, With Very Fine Unsigned Chromolithograph Plates And Fine B/W Illustrations, Possibly By Gilbert (?). [Clearly A Deluxe Gift Binding, Matching Exactly Binding Of Southey Which States Illustrations Are By Gilbert]. Near Fine, Bright And Clean, Although Pinpoint Frays At Tips.
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  • Publisher: Charles Tilt
London: Charles Tilt, 1834. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 12mo. Illustrated with 15 plates. Reddish brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Front fly lacking, foxing and toning on the plates, internally good, boards about fine. Scarce.
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  • Publisher: Madrid, Don Joaquín Ibarra for the Real Academia, 1780.
  • Format: Hardcover
4to (295 x 220 mm). 4 vols. including additional engraved title-pages, portrait of the author, 31 engraved plates after various artists, and 1 double-page engraved map. Bound in contemporary mottled sheep, richly gilt with tooled borders and spines and with red morocco title labels. Sympathetically restored with later endpapers. With the bookplate of the executed Emperor of Mexico, Maximilian, on pastedown. Additional bookplate of Laurent Veydt (1800-77, Belgian Minister of Finance), as well as letter recording the presentation of the these volumes to Jules Malou (1810-86, Belgian Prime Minister) in 1876. A large copy of the most famous edition of "Don Quixote" ever produced, with a remarkable provenance. The "Ibarra" edition of 1780 was described by Palau as "magnificent, superior in artistic beauty to all others produced in Spain or abroad"; Richard Ford declares that "no grand library should be without it". Undoubtedly it was on these merits that Ibarra's edition was famously cast in Roman Polanski's 1999 thriller "The Ninth Gate": in the exposition of that film, Johnny Depp's character (an enterprising if vulture-minded rare book dealer) swindles an unwitting couple, heirs to a library to be dispersed, out of what in fact was their pièce de résistance - a set of Ibarra's "Quixote" which he claims is worth "no more than four thousand dollars". - The present copy was purchased (for an unknown sum in pesos) by Emperor Maximilian of Mexico during his brief reign (1864-67) as part of what he hoped would become the nucleus of a National Library; after his execution by firing squad his books were salvaged and sent by mule-back to Vera Cruz, in order to be sold at public auction in Leipzig. - Among the thousands of books amassed by Don Maximiliano, his copy of Don Quixote holds a special place. Younger brother of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I, Maximilian was sent to Mexico at the tender age of 32 in order to provide a figurehead for the French invasion of that country begun in 1861. Dashing and charismatic, Maximilian would ride into battle in full Mexican regalia, with a large white sombrero, the Order of the Mexican Eagle around his neck, and two revolvers and a sabre. The picture was completed by his frisky horse Orispelo and his very own 'Sancho Panza', his secretary Jose Luis Blasio, who rode a tame mule beside him. It is easy to see why modern historians often call the Viennese-born, self-proclaimed Emperor of Mexico a 'Quixotic' figure; even during Maximillian's lifetime one of his critics in French parliament, Jules Favre, mercilessly derided him as a 'veritable Don Quixote'. Such comparisons were undoubtedly justified; yet the romance of Maximilian's tragic misadventure in Mexico is only heightened by the physical evidence that he once owned a personal copy of Cervantes' great novel - in a spectacular and highly sought-after edition, no less. - The Ibarra edition was prepared at great expense over the course of seven years for the Real Academia, printed on deluxe paper in a specifically-designed typeface and illustrated by the foremost Spanish artists of the time. To this day it remains a monument of Spanish printing, and a fitting tribute to what many regard as the first modern novel in the Hispanic tradition. - The dispersal of Maximilian's library itself forms a fascinating chapter in the present volumes' history. Rebels under the command of Benito Juarez captured and shot the emperor on the 19th June 1867. Likely at the instigation of the Mexican bookseller José Maria Andrade, who had yet to be paid for Maximilian's purchases, the books were packed onto mules and dispatched to Vera Cruz, from whence they sailed for Europe. Their sale in 1869 was one of the greatest of the 19th century - and perhaps the greatest sale of Spanish Americana of all time. Hubert Howe Bancroft was a strong buyer of early Mexican imprints at the sale; and thus many of Maximilian's books are today found in the Bancroft Library at Berkeley. Another major spender was J. F. Sabin. According to the results published later that year, the present volumes made 33 thalers - a very respectable sum, but by no means the highest price paid in those rooms. As the bookplates show, they soon made their way into the possession of the Belgian Minister of Finance, Laurent Veydt, who in 1876 presented them to his Prime Minister. We hope that the noble lineage of this set may be continued! Palau 52024. Cohen/de Ricci 218f. Ebert 3928 ("A masterpiece of typography"). Cf. also the sale catalogue by Andrade & Deschamps, Catalogue de la riche bibliothèque (Leipzig, List & Francke), no. 772.
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  • Publisher: George Routledge & Sons
New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1874. Reprint . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Chromolithograph Plates, + Black And White Illustrations Throughout (By John Gilbert?). 664 Pp. Green Cloth, Elaborately Gilt Front Cover And Spine, All Edges Gilt, Brown Endpapers. Undated But Previous Owner's Gift Inscription Dated 1874. Apparently The British Edition Of 1871, Translated By Charles Jarvis, With Very Fine Unsigned Chromolithograph Plates And Fine B/W Illustrations, Possibly By Gilbert (?). [Clearly A Deluxe Gift Binding, Matching Exactly Binding Of Southey Which States Illustrations Are By Gilbert]. Near Fine, Bright And Clean, Although Pinpoint Frays At Tips.
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  • Publisher: John H. Eggers, New York
  • Format: Softcover
Set of six softcover titles in the same series. Softcovers, staple bound. Light wear to most of the volumes, Bobby Coon with rubbing to the rear panel and waviness; Bowser with a phone number written on the rear panel; Peter Rabbit with a damp mark on the last few leaves.
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  • Publisher: John H. Eggers, New York
  • Format: Softcover
Set of six softcover titles in the same series. Softcovers, staple bound. Light wear to most of the volumes, Bobby Coon with rubbing to the rear panel and waviness; Bowser with a phone number written on the rear panel; Peter Rabbit with a damp mark on the last few leaves.
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