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  • Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press
  • Format: Hardcover
First Edition. Golden Cockerel Press 1927 Limited Edition of 275 numbered copies, printed on hand-made paper of which this is numbered 237. From the library of Robert Gibbings of Golden Cockerel Press (who was an Irish artist and author who was most noted for his work as a wood engraver and sculptor, and for his books on travel and natural history) with his bookplate on fpd. Beautiful tissue guarded wood engravings by David Jones. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No dj. Fading to spine with bleaching to fore edge of boards. Small mark to bottom corner of first few pages. Binding is sound with text and images bright. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL.
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  • Publisher: Duell, Sloan, & Pearce [1942], New York
  • Format: Hardcover
362 pp. Price of $3.00 on front flap of jacket. Bound in maroon cloth. Edited by Erskine Caldwell. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Part of the American Folkways series. Colberg A6. A Near Fine book with a faint crease to the free front endpaper and the half title page along with tiny corner creases to the first few leaves in a Very Good dust jacket with traces of edge wear and minor chipping and moderate fadeing to the spine panel.
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  • Publisher: Duell, Sloan, & Pearce [1942], New York
  • Format: Hardcover
362 pp. Price of $3.00 on front flap of jacket. Bound in maroon cloth. Edited by Erskine Caldwell. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Part of the American Folkways series. Colberg A6. A Near Fine book with a faint crease to the free front endpaper and the half title page along with tiny corner creases to the first few leaves in a Very Good dust jacket with traces of edge wear and minor chipping and moderate fadeing to the spine panel.
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  • Publisher: Clover Hill Editions, London
  • Format: Hardcover
One of 215 copies, this no. 109. Original copper plate engraving by David Jones on the title page. Designed and printed by Will and Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press on grey Hodgkinson mould-made paper from Ehrhardt types.Printed on blue paper. 4to., original publisher's full green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Small bump on top right corner and slight ruckling to bottom of spine, otherwise a very good copy. The preface by Douglas Cleverdon tells how David Jones wrote this introduction to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner for the 1964 Clover Hill reprint of his 1929 illustrations for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, also published by Douglas Cleverdon. The introduction David Jones produced was a significant 16,000 words and too long for the reprint so Cleverdon decided to publish it separately as the seventh of the Clover Hill Editions.
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  • Publisher: Rengerschen Buchhandlung10
FIRST EDITION, FULL VOLUME WITH ORIGINAL FRONT WRAP BOUND IN, OF THE FIRST FULLY DEVELOPED PAPER DESCRIBING RITTER'S DISCOVERY OF ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION. Ritter had 'announced' the discovery in a half page letter in the 1802 Annalen. In discovering ultraviolet light, or light without heat, Ritter had discovered an analog to Herschel's infrared light, or heat without light (Kittler, Optical Media, 123). Ultraviolet radiation is in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where wavelengths are shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays, specifically, it is composed of three types of rays and has a wavelength from 10nm to 400 nm (Wikipedia). In 1800, William Herschel discovered infrared light. To test the temperatures of differently colored light, Herschel channeled sunlight through a prism. The prism split the colors into a rainbow whose colors Herschel had directed to each fall on a different thermometers. The experiment made clear that the highest temperatures occurred where the light did not appear to shine at all - just beyond the red line of the rainbow. Herschel's experiment demonstrated the first detection of a form of light beyond the visible, 'infrared'. Herschel's discovery of 'infrared' light strongly indicated that Newton's chromatic spectrum was only a small part of a much larger phenomenon. Johann Wilhelm Ritter was a German physicist, chemist, and philosopher. Ritter was particularly engaged by Herschel's discovery and began to wonder if he could detect invisible light at the other end of the spectrum and beyond the violet or blue lines of the rainbow. Ritter put it more methodically: "if the solar spectrum is brightest in the middle but warmest at its end, then why should cold light not also exist beyond the other end of the visible spectrum" (ibid). While studying the issue, Ritter speculated that in order to answer his question, he needed "a chemical reagent that has its strongest effect beyond the violet in the same way that our thermometer has its strongest effect beyond the red" (ibid). While experimenting with silver chloride as a chemical reagent, Ritter noted that it turned black when exposed to light. Ritter had heard that blue light caused a greater reaction in silver chloride than red light did, so he decided to measure the rate at which silver chloride reacted to the different colors of light. "He directed sunlight through a glass prism to create a spectrum and then placed silver chloride in each color of the spectrum and found that it showed little change in the red part of the spectrum, but darkened toward the violet end of the spectrum. "Ritter then decided to place silver chloride in the area just beyond the violet end of the spectrum, in a region where no sunlight was visible. To his amazement, this region showed the most intense reaction of all. This showed for the first time that an invisible form of light existed beyond the violet end of the visible spectrum. This new type of light, which Ritter called Chemical Rays, later became known as ultraviolet light or ultraviolet radiation (the word ultra means beyond) (Rubin, Newton, Herschel and Ritter, The Discovery of the Spectrum of Light). CONDITION & DETAILS: Halle: Rengerschen Buchhandlung. 8vo. (7.5 x 5 inches; 188 x 125mm). Full volume. Complete. Original front wraps and contents pages for each issue are bound in (there is a small tear to the contents page of one of the front wraps). [24], 747, [4]. 5 fold-out plates. Very handsomely rebound in three-quarter black calf over marbled paper boards. Tight, solid, and very clean. Regarding the interior, there is a small tear to the contents page of one of the front wraps attached; other than this, the interior is clean and bright. Very good to near fine condition.
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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 019511471x
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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0198164149
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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780193174221
1st edition hardcover published 1989 by The Oxford University Press complete with dust jacket. There is a nick, minor knocks and some discolouration to the dust jacket. The book itself has been read yet remains in excellent condition.
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  • Publisher: G.P Putnam's Sons
  • Format: Hardcover
Shelf 1069 Clean and tight; signed by author on title page," For Alex Frank Herbert"; DJ has a very small amount of light rubbing at the head and foot of flap folds, approx. 6 pin sized rubbing marks on front flap fold, three to four very narrow, light half inch creases at head of spine, a couple pencil tip width light rubbing marks at foot of spine of approx. a quarter inch and less than an eighth of an inch, quarter inch closed tear at top of rear with tape; Not a book club copy. No underlining, not ex library, not price clipped, not a remainder.
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Knesebeck: Knesebeck, 2009. 2009. Hardcover. 26,8 x 24,6 x 2,8 cm. Bhutan, oft im Schatten der mächtigen Nachbarn Indien und China, lebt im bedächtigen Rhythmus zwischen Tradition und Religion. Tropische Wälder und zerklüftete Höhen vereinen sich landschaftlich zu meditativen Orten. Dies ist das persönliche Vermächtnis des bedeutenden Buddhisten und Dalai-Lama-Vertrauten Matthieu Ricard. Er schildert hier seine Initiation in den Glauben sowie seine spirituellen Erlebnisse und Begegnungen auf seinen eindrucksvollen Reisen mit den großen buddhistischen Mönchen in Bhutan. Einen solchen Einblick in dieses durch die Allgegenwart des buddhistischen Glaubens geprägte Land hat es bisher nicht gegeben.Matthieu Ricard arbeitete als Forscher auf dem Gebiet der Molekularbiologie, ehe er seine Berufung zum Buddhismus erkannte. Seit 25 Jahren lebt er als buddhistischer Mönch in den tibetischen Klöstern des Himalaja. Zusammen mit seinem Vater, dem Philosophen Jean-Francois Revel, veröffentlichte er den Gesprächsband "Der Mönch und der Philosoph". Außerdem übersetzt er Werke aus dem Tibetischen und ist der offizielle Französischübersetzer des Dalai Lama. Matthieu Ricard, ausgewiesener Kenner Nepals, Tibets und Bhutans, lebt seit fast vierzig Jahren in der Himalaja-Region. Er ist offizieller französischer Dolmetscher des Dalai-Lama und lebt im Shechen-Kloster in Nepal. Und er ist ein begnadeter Fotograf. Was er in dem 232-seitigen Bildband über den Himalaja-Staat Bhutan zusammengetragen hat, ist einfach nur atemberaubend. Meist stammen die Fotografien aus den achtziger Jahren, seltener aus der letzten Zeit. Sie zeigen in acht Kapiteln unendlich schöne Landschaften, beeindruckende Menschen, faszinierende Beispiele der bhutanischen Architektur, Lebensweise, Kultur und des spirituellen Alltags. Auffällig dabei ist eine beherrschende Persönlichkeit. Der Lama Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, der von 1910 bis 1991 lebte, galt als einer der spirituellen Meister des Buddhismus. Ihm widmet Richard viele Seiten und sehr viele Bilder. Zunächst erscheint diese Tatsache befremdlich, ist dieser Bildband doch ein Werk über Bhutan, doch in dem ihm gewidmeten Kapitel und vielen kleineren Informationen, die sich unter den Bildern finden, wird deutlich, wie wichtig dieser Lama für Ricard, für Bhutan, ja für den modernen Buddhismus gewesen ist und in seiner jetzigen, 1993 geborenen Inkarnation auch wieder sein wird. Leider - und dies ist das einzige Manko dieses traumhaft bebilderten Bandes - sind die jedes Kapitel einführenden Texte sehr kurz. In "Hort des Friedens" stellt Ricard auf drei Seiten dieses Land vor, zeichnet quasi seinen Charakter in wenigen Zeilen nach. In einer klaren, beeindruckend tiefgründigen Sprache vermittelt uns der Franzose ein facettenreiches Bild Bhutans und des ihn bestimmenden Buddhismus. In "Das Tigernest" stellt Richard eines der beeindruckendsten Walfahrtsorte des Landes vor. Das im Paro-Tal gelegene Heiligtum Takshang und die es umgebende Landschaft. Wer hier nicht sofort wünscht, einmal im Leben diese Berghänge, Wälder und heiligen Orte gesehen zu haben, dem ist nicht zu helfen. Das dritte Kapitel "Spiritueller Meister" ist dem eingangs erwähnten Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche gewidmet. Die Bilder bezeugen nicht nur die tiefe Religiosität des Meisters, sondern auch seinen außergewöhnlichen Charakter, seinen Humor und die einmalige Lockerheit im Umgang mit seinen Mitmenschen. Auch wird deutlich, wie sehr Matthieu Ricard diesen Mann verehrte. Das vierte Kapitel widmet sich den Sakralbauten, aber auch den ganz gewöhnlichen Hütten und Häusern Bhutans. "Dimensionen der Architektur" bezeugt die Eigenständigkeit dieses kleinen Landes in dieser Hinsicht und dokumentiert die Jahrhunderte lange Tradition, meist mit Holz beeindruckende Bauwerke zu erstellen. In "Kunst und Kunsthandwerk" zeigt Richard auf dreißig Seiten, wie wichtig für dieses von nicht mal einer Million Menschen bewohnte Land die Kunst ist. Das erst seit 1974 für Ausländer geöffnete Land verfügt über sehr viele außergewöhnliche Künstler, die diesen Wirtschaftszweig zu einem der wichtigsten des Landes gemacht haben. Das Kapitel "Tanzende Mönche" ist ein Quell der Inspiration. In wunderschönen, stimmungsvollen Bildern zeigt Richard, wie lustig, amüsant und locker Religion gelebt werden kann und wie tief verwurzelt der Buddhismus in diesem Land ist. "Die Zeremonie der großen Vervollkommnung" versucht dem Leser diese siebentägige, heilige Zeremonie zu vermitteln. Die Bedeutung und Wirkung dieser "vertieften Meditation" für die Menschen dieses Landes wird in den Bilder Ricards mehr als deutlich. In "Feuer- und Lichtopfer", dem letzten Kapitel dieses Buches, stellt Ricard das Ende der "Großen Zeremonie" vor. Hier werden vier Substanzen, die den Eigenschaften Befriedung, Wachstum, Anziehungskraft und Beherrschung entsprechen, verbrannt. Richard gelingt es, den Leser an dieser Zeremonie teilhaben zu lassen. Mit grandiosen Bildern fängt er die Momente tiefster Spiritualität ein und findet damit einen Abschluss dieses Bildbandes, der beeindruckender nicht sein kann. Wer ein Buch sucht, das ihm den Buddhismus näher bringt, Bhutan vorstellt, Sehnsucht nach den Landschaften des Himalaja weckt und eine fremde Kultur eingehend beleuchtet, sollte sich "Bhutan", von Matthieu Ricard kaufen. Schönere Bilder und informativere Texte über dieses Land wird er nicht finden. Vor siebenundzwanzig Jahren beschloss der Franzose Matthieu Ricard sich im Himalajagebiet niederzulassen. Eine ungewöhnliche Entscheidung für einen Menschen, der gerade seine Doktorarbeit über Molekulargenetik abgeschlossen hatte. Und doch scheint er in diesem, von der westlichen Welt noch weitgehend unberührten, Gebiet sein Zuhause gefunden zu haben. In dem vorliegenden Bildband zeigt er uns weniger das einfache Leben der Bevölkerung, vielmehr gewährt er dem Leser Einblicke in eine ganz eigentümliche Kultur, geprägt von spirituellen Riten und Bräuchen, die fest im buddhistischen Glauben verankert sind. Der Leser entdeckt mit dem Fotografen und Autor Ricard in eindrucksvollen Bildern die atemberaubende Landschaft Bhutans, beeindruckende Klöster an außergewöhnlichen Orten, die landeseigene Architektur und besondere Kunstfertigkeiten der Bevölkerung. Doch wie der Untertitel verrät, liegt das Wesen dieses Bildbandes vor allem im spirituellen Alltag. Wir nehmen teil an den verschiedensten Zeremonien und Gebeten in Klöstern, an Meditationen und rauschenden Volksfesten, die ebenso von Religion geprägt sind. Mittelpunkt in dem vorliegenden Buch ist dabei der "spirituelle Meister" Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, der 1959 aus dem von China besetzten Tibet nach Bhutan floh. Hier wurde er schon bald zu einem "vom König bis zum ärmsten Bauer" angesehenen buddhistischen Lehrer, der sogar den Dalai Lama unterrichtete. Ricards eindrucksvolle Fotos lassen seine Leser nicht selten staunen. Die Bilder spiegeln auf eine besondere Weise diese einzigartige Lebensart wieder, so fern unserer westlichen Welt und ihren Bräuchen. Man taucht völlig in diese spirituelle Welt ein und lässt sich von Matthieu Ricard mitreisen. Dabei vermag es Ricard Altes und Neues gegenüber zu setzen. So stammen ca. die Hälfte der Bilder aus den 1980er Jahren, während der andere Teil vor wenigen Jahren aufgenommen wurde. Hin und wieder kann man auch Qualitätsunterschiede der Bilder ausmachen. So kommen vor allem die neueren Bilder in beeindruckenden Farben und Motiven daher. Dieser Bildband bietet einen atemberaubenden Einblick in die spirituelle Welt Bhutans. Während wir also mit dem Betrachten dieser schönen, ausdrucksstarken Bilder und dem Lesen der kenntnisreichen Bildunterschriften beschäftigt sind, lernen wir eine Kultur näher kennen, die uns nicht fremder sein könnte, und die dennoch beeindruckt. Fazit: Schöne, eindrucksvolle Fotos vom spirituellen Alltag und tief vom Glauben geprägter Lebensweise eines kleinen, fast unberührten Landes im Himalaja. Bhutan: Buddhistische Kultur und spiritueller Alltag im Reich der Könige von Matthieu Ricard (Autor) Tradition Religion meditative Orte Buddhisten Dalai-Lama buddhistischer Glauben Buddhismus buddhistischer Mönch tibetische Klöster Himalaja Tradition Religion meditative Orte Buddhisten Dalai-Lama buddhistischer Glauben Buddhismus buddhistischer Mönch tibetische Klöster Himalaja Bhutan: Buddhistische Kultur und spiritueller Alltag im Reich der Könige von Matthieu Ricard (Autor) Tradition Religion meditative Orte Buddhisten Dalai-Lama buddhistischer Glauben Buddhismus buddhistischer Mönch tibetische Klöster Himalaja Bhutan, oft im Schatten der mächtigen Nachbarn Indien und China, lebt im bedächtigen Rhythmus zwischen Tradition und Religion. Tropische Wälder und zerklüftete Höhen vereinen sich landschaftlich zu meditativen Orten. Dies ist das persönliche Vermächtnis des bedeutenden Buddhisten und Dalai-Lama-Vertrauten Matthieu Ricard. Er schildert hier seine Initiation in den Glauben sowie seine spirituellen Erlebnisse und Begegnungen auf seinen eindrucksvollen Reisen mit den großen buddhistischen Mönchen in Bhutan. Einen solchen Einblick in dieses durch die Allgegenwart des buddhistischen Glaubens geprägte Land hat es bisher nicht gegeben.Matthieu Ricard arbeitete als Forscher auf dem Gebiet der Molekularbiologie, ehe er seine Berufung zum Buddhismus erkannte. Seit 25 Jahren lebt er als buddhistischer Mönch in den tibetischen Klöstern des Himalaja. Zusammen mit seinem Vater, dem Philosophen Jean-Francois Revel, veröffentlichte er den Gesprächsband "Der Mönch und der Philosoph". Außerdem übersetzt er Werke aus dem Tibetischen und ist der offizielle Französischübersetzer des Dalai Lama. Matthieu Ricard, ausgewiesener Kenner Nepals, Tibets und Bhutans, lebt seit fast vierzig Jahren in der Himalaja-Region. Er ist offizieller französischer Dolmetscher des Dalai-Lama und lebt im Shechen-Kloster in Nepal. Und er ist ein begnadeter Fotograf. Was er in dem 232-seitigen Bildband über den Himalaja-Staat Bhutan zusammengetragen hat, ist einfach nur atemberaubend. Meist stammen die Fotografien aus den achtziger Jahren, seltener aus der letzten Zeit. Sie zeigen in acht Kapiteln unendlich schöne Landschaften, beeindruckende Menschen, faszinierende Beispiele der bhutanischen Architektur, Lebensweise, Kultur und des spirituellen Alltags. Auffällig dabei ist eine beherrschende Persönlichkeit. Der Lama Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, der von 1910 bis 1991 lebte, galt als einer der spirituellen Meister des Buddhismus. Ihm widmet Richard viele Seiten und sehr viele Bilder. Zunächst erscheint diese Tatsache befremdlich, ist dieser Bildband doch ein Werk über Bhutan, doch in dem ihm gewidmeten Kapitel und vielen kleineren Informationen, die sich unter den Bildern finden, wird deutlich, wie wichtig dieser Lama für Ricard, für Bhutan, ja für den modernen Buddhismus gewesen ist und in seiner jetzigen, 1993 geborenen Inkarnation auch wieder sein wird. Leider - und dies ist das einzige Manko dieses traumhaft bebilderten Bandes - sind die jedes Kapitel einführenden Texte sehr kurz. In "Hort des Friedens" stellt Ricard auf drei Seiten dieses Land vor, zeichnet quasi seinen Charakter in wenigen Zeilen nach. In einer klaren, beeindruckend tiefgründigen Sprache vermittelt uns der Franzose ein facettenreiches Bild Bhutans und des ihn bestimmenden Buddhismus. In "Das Tigernest" stellt Richard eines der beeindruckendsten Walfahrtsorte des Landes vor. Das im Paro-Tal gelegene Heiligtum Takshang und die es umgebende Landschaft. Wer hier nicht sofort wünscht, einmal im Leben diese Berghänge, Wälder und heiligen Orte gesehen zu haben, dem ist nicht zu helfen. Das dritte Kapitel "Spiritueller Meister" ist dem eingangs erwähnten Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche gewidmet. Die Bilder bezeugen nicht nur die tiefe Religiosität des Meisters, sondern auch seinen außergewöhnlichen Charakter, seinen Humor und die einmalige Lockerheit im Umgang mit seinen Mitmenschen. Auch wird deutlich, wie sehr Matthieu Ricard diesen Mann verehrte. Das vierte Kapitel widmet sich den Sakralbauten, aber auch den ganz gewöhnlichen Hütten und Häusern Bhutans. "Dimensionen der Architektur" bezeugt die Eigenständigkeit dieses kleinen Landes in dieser Hinsicht und dokumentiert die Jahrhunderte lange Tradition, meist mit Holz beeindruckende Bauwerke zu erstellen. In "Kunst und Kunsthandwerk" zeigt Richard auf dreißig Seiten, wie wichtig für dieses von nicht mal einer Million Menschen bewohnte Land die Kunst ist. Das erst seit 1974 für Ausländer geöffnete Land verfügt über sehr viele außergewöhnliche Künstler, die diesen Wirtschaftszweig zu einem der wichtigsten des Landes gemacht haben. Das Kapitel "Tanzende Mönche" ist ein Quell der Inspiration. In wunderschönen, stimmungsvollen Bildern zeigt Richard, wie lustig, amüsant und locker Religion gelebt werden kann und wie tief verwurzelt der Buddhismus in diesem Land ist. "Die Zeremonie der großen Vervollkommnung" versucht dem Leser diese siebentägige, heilige Zeremonie zu vermitteln. Die Bedeutung und Wirkung dieser "vertieften Meditation" für die Menschen dieses Landes wird in den Bilder Ricards mehr als deutlich. In "Feuer- und Lichtopfer", dem letzten Kapitel dieses Buches, stellt Ricard das Ende der "Großen Zeremonie" vor. Hier werden vier Substanzen, die den Eigenschaften Befriedung, Wachstum, Anziehungskraft und Beherrschung entsprechen, verbrannt. Richard gelingt es, den Leser an dieser Zeremonie teilhaben zu lassen. Mit grandiosen Bildern fängt er die Momente tiefster Spiritualität ein und findet damit einen Abschluss dieses Bildbandes, der beeindruckender nicht sein kann. Wer ein Buch sucht, das ihm den Buddhismus näher bringt, Bhutan vorstellt, Sehnsucht nach den Landschaften des Himalaja weckt und eine fremde Kultur eingehend beleuchtet, sollte sich "Bhutan", von Matthieu Ricard kaufen. Schönere Bilder und informativere Texte über dieses Land wird er nicht finden. Vor siebenundzwanzig Jahren beschloss der Franzose Matthieu Ricard sich im Himalajagebiet niederzulassen. Eine ungewöhnliche Entscheidung für einen Menschen, der gerade seine Doktorarbeit über Molekulargenetik abgeschlossen hatte. Und doch scheint er in diesem, von der westlichen Welt noch weitgehend unberührten, Gebiet sein Zuhause gefunden zu haben. In dem vorliegenden Bildband zeigt er uns weniger das einfache Leben der Bevölkerung, vielmehr gewährt er dem Leser Einblicke in eine ganz eigentümliche Kultur, geprägt von spirituellen Riten und Bräuchen, die fest im buddhistischen Glauben verankert sind. Der Leser entdeckt mit dem Fotografen und Autor Ricard in eindrucksvollen Bildern die atemberaubende Landschaft Bhutans, beeindruckende Klöster an außergewöhnlichen Orten, die landeseigene Architektur und besondere Kunstfertigkeiten der Bevölkerung. Doch wie der Untertitel verrät, liegt das Wesen dieses Bildbandes vor allem im spirituellen Alltag. Wir nehmen teil an den verschiedensten Zeremonien und Gebeten in Klöstern, an Meditationen und rauschenden Volksfesten, die ebenso von Religion geprägt sind. Mittelpunkt in dem vorliegenden Buch ist dabei der "spirituelle Meister" Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, der 1959 aus dem von China besetzten Tibet nach Bhutan floh. Hier wurde er schon bald zu einem "vom König bis zum ärmsten Bauer" angesehenen buddhistischen Lehrer, der sogar den Dalai Lama unterrichtete. Ricards eindrucksvolle Fotos lassen seine Leser nicht selten staunen. Die Bilder spiegeln auf eine besondere Weise diese einzigartige Lebensart wieder, so fern unserer westlichen Welt und ihren Bräuchen. Man taucht völlig in diese spirituelle Welt ein und lässt sich von Matthieu Ricard mitreisen. Dabei vermag es Ricard Altes und Neues gegenüber zu setzen. So stammen ca. die Hälfte der Bilder aus den 1980er Jahren, während der andere Teil vor wenigen Jahren aufgenommen wurde. Hin und wieder kann man auch Qualitätsunterschiede der Bilder ausmachen. So kommen vor allem die neueren Bilder in beeindruckenden Farben und Motiven daher. Dieser Bildband bietet einen atemberaubenden Einblick in die spirituelle Welt Bhutans. Während wir also mit dem Betrachten dieser schönen, ausdrucksstarken Bilder und dem Lesen der kenntnisreichen Bildunterschriften beschäftigt sind, lernen wir eine Kultur näher kennen, die uns nicht fremder sein könnte, und die dennoch beeindruckt. Fazit: Schöne, eindrucksvolle Fotos vom spirituellen Alltag und tief vom Glauben geprägter Lebensweise eines kleinen, fast unberührten Landes im Himalaja. Bhutan: Buddhistische Kultur und spiritueller Alltag im Reich der Könige von Matthieu Ricard (Autor) Tradition Religion meditative Orte Buddhisten Dalai-Lama buddhistischer Glauben Buddhismus buddhistischer Mönch tibetische Klöster Himalaja
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Edinburgh & London, 1867. Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches. A very fine plate from Ravenscroft's 'The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees' Ravenscroft's work is the third (in order of publication) of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The very fine plates fall into two categories: botanical studies of details of the needles and fruit of the individual trees, and landscape studies of examples of individual trees in their natural habitat. This plate is an outstanding example of the former group, here drawn by James Black and lithographed by Fr. Schenck. Cf. Nissen BBI 1588; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.127; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8685.
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  • Publisher: Ticknor, Reed and fields
Boston: Ticknor, Reed and fields, 1851. First edition. 344pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound by STIKEMAN & CO. in three quarter blue morocco, richly gilt spines, raised bands, t.e.g., with original brown cloth binding bound in at back. From the library of Agnes Neustadt, with her bookplate. About fine. First edition. 344pp. 1 vols. 8vo. BAL 7604
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  • Publisher: Limited Editions Club, printed by Edmund Thompson at Hawthorn House in Windham, Conn
[published New York: Limited Editions Club, printed by Edmund Thompson at Hawthorn House in Windham, Conn, 1935. Grease pencil on board, each with a set of color separation transparencies. Each 5 x 7. Each drawing contained in a small separate folder with its transparencies, with printer's notes for placement of the illustrations, color, etc. Folder for illustration number 1 bears the printer's ticket "Hawthorne House" and is docketed in pencil by Angelo, "Return to Valenti Angelo | 68 Cassilis Ave. | Bronxville, N.Y. Condition is generally very good to fine. Grease pencil on board, each with a set of color separation transparencies. Each 5 x 7. The complete set of Angelo's fine, oval miniature drawings for the fine LEC edition Hawthorne's classic, comprising his original illustrations for the cover, the title page, and the 21 chapter headpieces. Quite as remarkable is the survival of the separations used by the printer to transform Angelo's black-and-white drawings into the somber, subdued color images for the book, providing the complete story of these illustrations from design to production.
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  • Publisher: Ticknor, Reed and fields
Boston: Ticknor, Reed and fields, 1851. First edition. 344pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound by STIKEMAN & CO. in three quarter blue morocco, richly gilt spines, raised bands, t.e.g., with original brown cloth binding bound in at back. From the library of Agnes Neustadt, with her bookplate. About fine. First edition. 344pp. 1 vols. 8vo. BAL 7604
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By Thomas Browne Dr. of Physick. London, Printed by T.H. for Edward Dod, and are To be sold in Ivie Lane, 1646. Fâ??cap folio (so watermarked); license leaf present, but without the final blank; text printed within line border throughout; large historiated initial on A3, woodcut initials elsewhere, and head-pieces of type ornaments; pp.[xx (not paginated)]+386; a6, b, A - T, V, X - Z, Aa - Ii, Kk - Tt, Vv, Xx - Zz, Aaa4, Bbb5 (ex 6); nineteenth century polished calf ruled gilt, tooled blind, at borders, gilt tooled edges, neatly re-backed with matching calf, ruled and tooled gilt on spines, red lettering-piece; matching oil-marbled edges and end-papers, the end-papers strengthened with linen at the gutters. Small split in a1 (not touching printed area) unobtrusively strengthened, and small hole in blank upper margin of a2 neatly almost invisibly repaired with matching paper (both being original paper flaws); small hole in T3 due to an original paper flaw, with loss of one letter on each side of the leaf; quarter inch chip to extreme blank lower margin of F3; otherwise an excellent, clean, copy with good margins. Wing, B5159; Grolier 107; Wellcome II, p.253; Keynes [73B]; NCBEL, I, 2230. There is an alternative 1646 imprint [73A] with the printerâ??s name in full and with no address, which Keynes reports as â??less usualâ?? and â??likely to be the earlierâ??. The rest of the title-page was printed from the same setting, â??so the change was probably made while the book was in the press.â?? The present copy has the wrong catchword on A6v (â??THEâ?? instead of â??Aâ??) and p.317 misnumbered 217, apparently as always. The first edition of Browneâ??s most famous and substantial work in which he applies his brilliant scientific mind to a wealth of common misconceptions, at the same time providing a fascinating account of popular superstition and tradition. The book, which came to be known as Browneâ??s â??Vulgar Errorsâ??, was the result of many years of experimental investigation, and, written in an extravagant style described by Johnson in his Life as â??a tissue of many languages; a mixture of heterogeneous words, brought together from distant regions, with terms appropriated to one art, and drawn by violence into the sevice of anotherâ?, it also provides for the modern reader an â??inexhaustible store of entertainmentâ? - (D.N.B.). Browneâ??s complaint against the science of the day was that it turned its back on nature and relied on tradition. â??Intellectual acquisitionâ??, he wrote in his introductory address To the Reader, â??is but a reminiscential evocation, and new impressions but the colouring of old stamps which stood pale in the soul before.â?? He addressed his accusations of â??vulgar errorâ??, not to the ignorant, but â??the knowing and leading part of Learningâ?? with the hope that he might awaken an intellectual conscience in them. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.
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  • Publisher: William Morrow and Co, NY
  • Format: Hardcover
"Henri Charrière, called 'Papillon,' for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious prison, Devil's Island, a place from which no one had ever escaped . . . until Papillon. His flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning, will, and endurance ever undertaken. Charrière's astonishing autobiography, Papillon, was published in France to instant acclaim in 1968, more than twenty years after his final escape. Since then, it has become a treasured classic." [Pub. Info] A powerfull memoir of a prison escapee, the book was determined later not to be an autobiography but a clever and convincing compilation of many prisoners' stories. Made into a 1973 movie with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman Virtually the same as the 1st US edition by Morrow: same size, paper and boards. In Fine condition with a Fine dust jacket. There is a protective mylar cover. Scarce even as a Book Club Edition.
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  • Publisher: The MIT Press
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0262032864
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  • Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce
NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. American Folkways series edited by Erskine Caldwell; SIGNED by author on half-title; Tan spot on upper corner of front free endpaper, minor shelf wear .
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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0070554196
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  • Publisher: American Geological Institute
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0922152624
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  • Publisher: Lugduni Batavorum, Johannem vander Linden (Leiden /Linden),
gestochener Allegorisches Frontispiz, Titel in rot/schwarz gedruckt [66 nn S.] gefaltete Karte, 960 S.[119 nn S.] 52 S. (Lucius Ampelius ex bibliotheca Cl. Salmasii) Schweiger I, 2, 352,- Engelmann/ Preuss II, 260; Sehr dekorativer, sogenannter Buchpreiseinband der Stadt Groningen mit hübschen Frontispiz, mehrfach ausfaltbarer Karte und der gelobten Textedition von C.A. Duker. la Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8° Ganzpergamentband der Zeit (Buchpreiseinband Groningen) mit goldgeprägten Wappen auf beiden Deckeln und dezenter goldgepräter Verzierung und Schließbändern.
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Zweibrugge: Biponti, ex Typographia Societatis, 1783. 4to.; l h., XXIII-229 pp., 14 hs. Reencuadernación moderna en pergamino.
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  • Publisher: London: S A & H Oddy
Complete 9-Volume set of HBs in original navy bblue textured cloth bindings with gilt spine titles, green endpapers, no inscriptions and small prev owner bookplate on FEPs of 'William Stanley Harris'. 2 volumes have old repairs to hinges and some minor scuffing to heads of spines. All inside pages are clean and tight incl several b/w plates. (14 x 22cm) **Heavy set - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**
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  • Publisher: Abbeville Press
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0789201151
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  • Publisher: The American Museum of Natural History, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Number 700 of a limited edition of 1200 copies. There are a total of eight tissue guarded, color plates, after Francis L. Jaques, with four in each volume. Full page typed letter, signed by the author to Charles B. Curtis is laid in. Inked name of Richard C. cutis is seen on the front free end page, with the date of May 25, 1936. Blind and gilt stamped green cloth covers remain clean and bright. Light foxing and some rubbing is seen on the edges of the text block. Volume remains tight and contents are clean. Due to the size and weight of this set, extra charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. Size: 4to
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  • Publisher: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, London
  • Format: Hardcover
Undated; probably ca 1865-1875. Large volume in original red cloth publisher's binding, heavily tooled in gold; with Dore's original wood engravings. Minor repairs to front outer hinge and head of spine; corners bumped; head and tail rubbed; else very good. 12.25" high.
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  • Publisher: New York: Random House, 1930
Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, lettered and decorated in silver after the original Rockwell Kent designed binding, pictorial block of a whale to the spine. A fine copy. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent with woodcuts throughout the text, with full-page plates, chapter head and tailpieces, other smaller cuts in the text. First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing. First published the same year by the Lakeside Press of Chicago in a three-volume limited edition, this trade edition proved immensely popular. It has been credited with contributing greatly to the rediscovery of the novel as a classic.
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  • Publisher: Random House
  • Format: Hardcover
First thus. Lacks jacket. Faint stain to top page edge, boards slightly bowed, ink name on front endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author! xxxi, 822 pp. Original black cloth, silver titles & decorations. Numerous woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent throughout. A particularly sought-after edition of Melville's famous 'tale of the whale'.
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  • Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volumes. Small 8vo. 173 pp.; 208 pp. Bound in tan cloth with gilt decorations on the spine and front boards, gilt topstain. Includes several beautiful color illustrations by Amelia M. Watson. BAL 20192. The first printing of the second edition. A Very Good set with light wear to the edges of the boards, and minor foxing mild offsetting to the endpapers.
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  • Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston
First edition, with these illustrations. With illustrations from Sketches in colors by Amelia M. Watson. 2 vols. 12mo. Allen pp.19-20 Original green cloth stamped in gilt. A very nice set with only slight sunning to spine With illustrations from Sketches in colors by Amelia M. Watson. 2 vols. 12mo
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  • Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston
First edition, with these illustrations. With illustrations from Sketches in colors by Amelia M. Watson. 2 vols. 12mo. Allen pp.19-20 Original green cloth stamped in gilt. A very nice set with only slight sunning to spine With illustrations from Sketches in colors by Amelia M. Watson. 2 vols. 12mo
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Single sheet measuring 7 1/2 inches by 9 3/4 inches. In brown ink with pencil annotations and strikethroughs. This is a section of Thoreau's working notes from his visit to Cape Cod in 1849, and the text touches on a comparison of land transportation to the expediency of the sea as a means of getting places. At one point, Thoreau muses, "A sleigh is never seen at least it's a great novelty, on the Cape the snow being either absorbed by the sand or blown into drifts." After a paragraph about fences, the manuscript closes on a full sentence about Provincetown Harbor, "which as well as the greater part of the Bay, and an indefinite expanse of the ocean, we overlooked from our perch, is deservedly famous." The published text, which was released posthumously in 1865, varies from this manuscript version. The leaf is set into a paper window mount and accompanied by a small black & white photographic print showing a beach dune. Matted and attractively framed. Faint crease and slight separation along old horizontal crease with no loss. Fine.
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  • Publisher: Johann Ritter
Reading [PA]: Johann Ritter, 1811. 1st printing (American Imprints 22488; Arndt & Eck 1865). OCLC records 6 holding institutions. Period quarter-leather binding, with paste-paper wrapped boards. Wear to board edges. Top board beginning to detach in lower two-thirds of joint. Ffep nearly detached. Period pos to ffep, and mss note affixed to front paste-down. Text paper browned & stained. A Good, complete copy of this uncommon product from Ritter's prolific press.. 104, [2] pp. 12mo. 5-3/4" x 3-1/2"
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  • Publisher: Vincent FitzGerald & Co., New York
  • Format: Softcover
One of 20 copies, all on special paper handmade by Paul Wong at Dieu Donne Papermill, each signed and numbered on the colophon by Susan Weil. The artist has titled, signed, numbered, and dated each print as well at the bottom in pencil. Page size: 16 x 16 inches; 6 images plus colophon. Housed in orange silk custom-made clamshell box with inset of blueprint image by the artist of broken glasses printed in white on blue fabric, box made by Priscilla Spitler at Hands on Bookbinding, new. The colophon was printed by Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress. Vincent FitzGerald & Company did the collage work. The prints are described by the publisher as follows: 1) blueprint image on cover; 2) "Umbrella" photograph which puts the umbrella structure directly on the paper; 3) "Secrets" A collaged blueprint. These private words are layered, then cut in strips and woven. The back of the strips are water colored red, reflecting slightly. 4) "Grace's Lace" The lace squares are treated with chemicals for a brown print and developed with ultraviolet light. This is mounted on handmade paper which has been water colored pale gray. 5) "Catenary" This is a blueprint collage. The two blueprint hands hold a copper string. The handmade paper is water colored pale green. 6) "Woven Wineglasses" This is a photograph collage. Several direct wineglass images are simply woven into a box form, making this study of water and shadows into an abstraction. 7) "Haphazard" This is a formal blue print configuration of glass rectangles. The haphazard quality comes from the unpredictability of the beautiful breaks in the glass. Susan Weil returns to a medium she used in the late 1940's and early 1950's with her then husband, Robert Rauschenberg, at Black Mountain College, where they had studied with Josef Albers. Carla Schulz-Hoffman notes in her article on Susan Weil in the exhibition catalogue, MIND'S EYE (1989) the origins of this art form. In subsequent visits to Black Mountain, they began experimenting with blueprint paper. Rauschenberg writes, "Sue and I experimented with light-sensitive papers, partly because of their low cost.". Schulz-Hoffman writes, "In 1951 their son Christopher was born, and in that same year 'Life' magazine published a three page article including reproductions of their spectacular 'Blueprints'. Similar to Man Ray's rayographs, the blueprints used blueprint-paper and a sunray lamp to capture life-sized silhouettes." She notes, "For this reason it is not always possible to credit one particular individual with the discovery of innovations which would prove decisive in precipitating the fall of Abstract Expressionism and in shaping the course which the entire New York School would eventually take. Although many of the results of Weil's productive collaborations with Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns cannot be attributed exclusively to one or another of these artists, nevertheless a typically one-sided art historical scholarship tends to ignore Weil or consign her a marginal role.". As well as blueprint images, Weil began to use collage in an especially creative way. Her complete mastery of these techniques can be seen in these images.
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  • Publisher: New York, Harper, 1962
  • Format: Hardcover
[1st ed.] ; 885 p. ill. ; Series: Yale University. School of Medicine. Dept. of the History of Science and Medicine. Publication, no. 40 ; LCCN: 61-17786 ; LC: Z6659; Dewey: 016.61; NLM: W1; OCLC: 710107 ; blue cloth with gold lettering ; no dustjacket ; extremely important bibliography of historical medical publications in the Americas ; Contents: Introduction : Books and pamphlets -- Broadsides -- Official publications -- Almanacs -- Periodical publications -- The scientific value of this literature and its contributions to medicine, surgery, public health, forensic medicine, psychiatry, pharmacy, dentistry, and veterinary medicine -- Part I Books, pamphlets and broadsides -- Part II Almanacs -- Part III Periodical publications, magazines and newspapers -- Part IV Illustrations -- Part V Section: Table of abbreviations -- Reference symbols -- Location symbols -- Pseudonyms -- Table of authors -- Table of almanacs -- Table of periodical publications -- Colonial American official publications -- American reprints of Colonial American medical publications -- Facsimile editions of Colonial American medical publications -- COlonial American reprints of European medical publications -- European reprints of Colonial American medical publications -- Colonial American medical manuscripts printed in America after 1783 -- Medical publications by Colonial American authors printed abroad before 1784 -- Bibliography of bibliographies and references -- Part VI List of illustrations -- Index of Subjects -- Index of Names. ; presentation by previous owners on front endpaper; huge, thick volume ; FINE
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  • Publisher: Spiral Press
Spiral Press, New York, 1952. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Cook, Howard. Signed by Author. Size: 24mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Limited First Edition Christmas card with drawings by Howard Cook, with the scarce errata sheet initialed and dated by Frost. Side stapled illustrated wraps with end flaps, on front flyleaf is written: "a new poem again brings you Holiday Greetings from Robert Frost at Christmas 1952", no page numbers (four pages), explanatory footnotes on two pages frontispiece and one other drawing in text. The printed errata sheet reads: "This Christmas poem, though not isolationist, is so dangerously near isolationists, it was thought better to send it out for Independence Day instead of Christmas." Frost has initialed the note and dated it July 4 '53. Errata sheet has small piece of top left corner torn off, two inch slit in the wraps at fold with front flap, covers lightly wrinkled. Illustrator: Cook, Howard. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 0 oz. Category: Poetry; Books; Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 010277. .
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  • Publisher: New York Henry Holt 1928
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition, the First Issue with "roams" at p. 44 and without the "first printing" statement on the copyright page. With frontispiece and 3 plates from woodcuts. 8vo, publisher?s original dark green paper covered boards backed in dark green linen, gold paper woodcut label on upper board, spine lettered in gilt, in the scarce dustjacket of gray ribbed paper with two bands of double-ruled lines printed in red and red star on upper cover and lettering in black. viii, 64. A very good copy, the book with just the tiniest rubbing along the lower edge, the only notible flaw being two leaves stuck together at pages 12/13 with some tearing, the jacket unfaded and quite fresh, a little bit of chipping along the top edge and with one short tear but still very handsome and well preserved. One of Frost?s most popular collections of poetry, includes the title poem and 38 others. Copies as nice as this and in the dustjacket are becoming hard to find.
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  • Publisher: W. Middleton
Dundee: W. Middleton, 1848. Duodecimo, some toning, bookplate of Charles R.J. Glover; a very good copy in the original green ribbed cloth, fraying at the hinges and a few bumps. One of the better and most detailed accounts of life in Tasmania, based on the experiences of a settler who arrived from Liverpool in 1836, and full of interesting anecdotes about everyday life in the colony.Syme is particularly good on farming, agriculture and natural history, and his intimate observations and monthly reports on conditions in Tasmania give a lively insight into the colony, much in the tradition of White's famous account of Selbourne. The account is full of revealing comments such as 'the bondicoot is a mischievous little visitor to potatoe grounds'. Syme was also employed in the prisons system for five years, and his extensive notes are a far cry from abstract theorising, with all manner of stories and examples drawn from his personal experience. His "Essay on Prison Discipline" includes potted biographies of many more notable Tasmanian convicts. Syme returned to the United Kingdom on the Tamar in 1847 and published this work shortly after.
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  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape, [1963]
  • Format: Hardcover
8vo., First Edition, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, one tiny mark on front past-down; original pictorial black cloth, upper board blocked with 'ski tracks' in white, backstrip lettered in silver, white endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly age-soiled on (predominantly white) rear cover, tiny nick at bottom lower corner of backstrip but with bright red lettering and no trace of the usual fading at backstrip. A very nice copy of the eleventh James Bond novel. Dustwrapper artwork by Richard Chopping, complete with original price of 16s on front wrapper flap. This is the first Bond written after commencement of the original film series, and forms the basis of Peter Hunt's feature film (1969) starring George Lazenby [in his sole performance as Bond] and Diana Rigg.
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  • Publisher: W. Middleton
Dundee: W. Middleton, 1848. Duodecimo, some toning, bookplate of Charles R.J. Glover; a very good copy in the original green ribbed cloth, fraying at the hinges and a few bumps. One of the better and most detailed accounts of life in Tasmania, based on the experiences of a settler who arrived from Liverpool in 1836, and full of interesting anecdotes about everyday life in the colony.Syme is particularly good on farming, agriculture and natural history, and his intimate observations and monthly reports on conditions in Tasmania give a lively insight into the colony, much in the tradition of White's famous account of Selbourne. The account is full of revealing comments such as 'the bondicoot is a mischievous little visitor to potatoe grounds'. Syme was also employed in the prisons system for five years, and his extensive notes are a far cry from abstract theorising, with all manner of stories and examples drawn from his personal experience. His "Essay on Prison Discipline" includes potted biographies of many more notable Tasmanian convicts. Syme returned to the United Kingdom on the Tamar in 1847 and published this work shortly after.
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Australia, 1893. Australia, January - March 1893. Journal of pencil sketches and watercolours with an interesting connection to early Australian viticulture, featuring caricature pencil sketches of historical Australian personalities including two premiers of Queensland, a successful businessman, and a convict brought from England, also with nautical watercolour scenes from the voyage, each captioned in manuscript. Made by a notable and artistically inclined passenger identified as G. Burgoyne on the illustrated frontis leaf which is also dated in the artist's hand, January 1893. Contains 14 pages of watercolours, 16 pages of pencil drawings. 8vo. Beige cloth boards representative of the period, with integral wrap-around cloth strap. Very good condition, a pleasing and entertaining volume featuring significant colonial persons from Queensland and New South Wales. This volume illustrates the first voyage made to Australia by renowned English wine merchant Peter Bond Burgoyne (1844-1929) founder of Australia's wine trade and the first importer of Australian wine to Great Britain, which resulted in the acquisition of property for his first own vineyard and cellars. The artist is Gerald Achilles Burgoyne, his eldest son, who accompanied him on the voyage. The artist, Gerald Achilles Burgoyne (1874-1936) served as Captain for the 3rd Dragoon Guards during the Boer War of 1899-1902, and then as Major in the Royal Irish Rifles (Special Rerseve) during the Great War. He wrote his account of the war as experienced from the trenches just south of Ypres, in "The Burgoyne Diaires." He was killed near Lake Ashenge in Ethiopia by an Oromo rebel. The London Metropolitan Archives, part of the National Archives, holds an outgoing letter book of Peter Bond Burgoyne and Company, dating from 1884 to 1886. The Imperial Museum holds a collection of his son's private papers, Major G. A. Burgoyne. Capturing the historian's attention, the pre-Commonwealth volume contains pencil drawings of several pioneers, settlers, and politicians with diverse legacies, from three Australian colonies. Two watercolours together on one leaf also illustrate King George Sound, on the south coast of Western Australia, originally named King George the Third's Sound by Captain Vancouver. The caption suggests an approach to the city of Albany. Following are some of the people sketched by young Burgoyne: "Tommy McIlwraith, Queensland Premier," Sir Thomas McIlwraith (1835-1900), a dominant figure of colonial politics in Queensland being three times Premier of Queensland (from 1879 to 1883, in 1888, and in 1893), and an influential businessman, especially in the pastoral industry. "Judge & Mrs. Boucaut"(Two sketches) Justice Sir James Penn Boucaut (1831-1916), judge, deputy governor, former Premier of South Australia in office three times in 1866-67, 1875-76 and 1877-78, and also a breeder of Arab horses. "Mr. Robertson - Wool King" Thomas Robertson (1824-1904), owner of a 167,000 acre sheep station in Toganmain (aka Singorambah East), NSW, with 100,000 beasts from which to produce wool, and a vast mansion he called Merioola, situated on Edgecliff Road, Woollahra, Sydney. "Dr. Morgan" a pioneer medical officer and member of the Central Board of Health, who examined and cared for diphtheria patients in Laura, Queensland, 1893, according to an Adelaide newspaper printed in October that year. "Mr. Dunn," English felon Michael Dunn, born 1820 in London, and exiled to the penal colony in 1838. [Michael Dunn was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August, at St. Giles in the Fields, 25 yards of kerseymere, value 14 shillings, the goods of Caleb Robinson, in his dwelling-house. He received a Life Sentence and was transported on the "Emma Eugenia", arriving in Botany Bay NSW 9 February 1838. A notice of his conditional pardon appeared in The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser on the 13 November 1850.] He was also the father of nefarious bushranger John Dunn (1846-1866) who was hanged for the murder of Constable Samuel Nelson, and whose family lived in Murrumburrah. [On 18 March 1846 in the Parish of Yass, NSW, Michael Dunn married Margaret Kelly who was born in Ireland in 1823. John Dunn was their first child, born precisely nine months later.] "Mr. Coomber" - most likely of the Coomber family that had settled in Surry Hills, New South Wales, possibly Henry Wynford Coomber, Esq. (1845-1921) who married Sarah Swain Johnson (1847-1882 Bathurst, NSW). "Captain Johnson, Navy" - possibly a brother or relation of Sarah Swain Johnson, and serving in the Royal Australian Navy. "Mr. Harvey" - possibly a son of English miner John Harvey (b. 1800) and his wife Elizabeth George who came emigrated from Redruth, Cornwall, with a free passage to the newly formed South Australian Colony. The couple and their five children set sail on the 'Waterloo' from London to arrive in Port Adelaide on 9 November 1840. Further sketches are drawn of the ship's crew, specifically her commander Captain Stewart, Chief engineer Mr. P. Smith, the purser [A.M. Darkin], the doctor/surgeon [Dr. B.G. Sumpter]. A scant few passengers with peculiar or noteworthy personalities also captured the artist's attention. Of viticultural interest, this journal of drawings and watercolours represents the introduction of Australian wine to the global market in the nineteenth century, by illustrating the first of a leading wine trader's visits to Australia. Burgoyne became a name largely associated with the wine trade in Australia. Trading as P.B. Burgoyne & Co., the London based wine merchant established his firm and cellars in 1871 at 50 Old Broad Street. He began importing Tintara wine from Australia in 1872, and by 1873, through his agents, Burgoyne was established in Australia as the first importer of Australian wine to Great Britain, although he had not yet stepped foot on the continent. In January 1886 the company, by then described in directories as "Australian merchants and vineyard proprietors", moved to 6 Dowgate Hill with cellars at the Dowgate Vaults, Cannon Street. It also had premises at 146 Pelham Street (Spitalfields) and in Adelaide and Melbourne. Finally, in 1893, Burgoyne made this voyage, personally accompanied by Queensland Premier Sir Thomas McIlwraith, to investigate further opportunities in the Australian wine industry. In 1893, on his first visit to the colonies, Burgoyne invested in vineyard and cellar accommodation, establishing his own winery on Mount Ophir in the Rutherglen district of north-east Victoria. The Mt Ophir Estate became the largest state-of-the-art wine making facility in the world, known as the very center of viticulture. The Rutherglen district is considered one of the world's premier wine regions today. Now a boutique winery owned by Ruth Hennessy, the Mount Ophir Estate contains an extensive National Trust brick winery complex built between 1891 and 1903 in absentia by the Burgoyne family, purveyors of fine wine to the King of England. At its peak, 2.73 million litres of wine went to England each year. Burgoyne made several subsequent visits, evidently expanding his wine enterprise. The Rutherglen Estate, located in the easterly corner of the Murray River valley plains of Rutherglen, some 275km north east of Melbourne, also comprises an original Burgoyne Vineyard and winery, operated by Peter Bond Burgoyne in the nineteenth century. Author Nicholas Faith, in "Australia's Liquid Gold," remarks that "For a whole generation, the dominant individual in both countries [Australia and England] was Peter Bond Burgoyne, who sold wines under his own name after founding his import business in 1872. Burgoyne bought Hardy's Tintara claret in bulk - up to 250 hogsheads, or 750,000 bottles each month. He was the sharpest of operators... In 1889 he was rich and important enough to offer a prize of 50 guineas at the Centenary Exhibition... Of this voyage, the The Argus newspaper (Melbourne, Victoria), reported on 14 March 1893, "The R.M.S. Oceana of the P and O Co.'s line, Captain E. Stewart Commander, arrived yesterday from London via ports. The Oceana has again shown her high steaming capabilities, her average speed throughout being over 15 knots per hour. She has brought out a large number of passengers including Sir Thomas M. McIlwraith, of the Queensland Government who is accompanied by ..... and Mr. P. B. Burgoyne who is visiting Australia with Lady McIlwraith with a view to investigating the condition of the wine industry. The Oceana left London at noon on Friday, February 3 with 237 passengers on board..." The article continues to describe the entire voyage, to.Gibraltar, Malta, Brindisi, the Suez Canal, Colombo, and finally Australia, all of which is elegantly illustrated herein with watercoloured drawings by Burgoyne. Watercoloured nautical scenes, and some village sketches are made during the voyage, at Gibraltar, Cape Trafalgar, Valetta, Brindisi Harbour in South Italy, on the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, the Coast of Aden, and from Mount Lavinia, Colombo. Article from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, by George Bell: Burgoyne, Peter Bond (1844-1929), wine merchant, was born on 7 February 1844 at Dodbrook, Kingsbridge, Devon, the son of John Trist Burgoyne (c.1812-1856), beer and porter merchant, and his wife, Mary Ann Bond (c.1808-1854). Of his early years and education nothing is known, but in 1858, two years after his father's death, Burgoyne went to Newfoundland. He may have been apprenticed to Messrs Brooking & Co. of St John's, where he worked as a clerk, as he remained in the colony for no more than seven years. On his return to England in 1865 Burgoyne took employment as an estate agent before becoming a clerk to a London wine shipping firm of which he later became manager and where he was largely responsible for the introduction of Hungarian wines into England. In 1871 he set up in business on his own account, trading from offices and cellars at 50 Old Broad Street, London. On 28 March 1872 he married Marie Henrietta Johanna (1848/9-1934), daughter of Charles Achilles, artist of Acton. Following an introduction to Dr Alexander Charles Kelly, manager and principal shareholder in the Tintara Vineyard Company of McLaren Vale in South Australia, Burgoyne agreed to represent the company, and the Tintara Vineyard Association was established in 1872. Existing prejudices for the wines of the Old World made sales difficult to secure, and by the end of year the agency was relaunched as the Australian Vineyards Association, dealing in Australian wines generally. The difficulties experienced by those attempting to introduce Australian wines to the British public at this time were not easily overcome and the debts mounted up. In 1876 the Australian Vineyards Association was purchased by Walter Watson Hughes, a wealthy expatriate and owner of the Fairfield vineyard in South Australia's Clare valley. Wiping the slate clean, Hughes entered into partnership with Burgoyne, who reverted to selling European wines while the Australian wine trade was developed. The greatest impediment to the trade was the duty structure which tended to penalize Australian wine merchants, who invariably had to pay a surcharge of 150 per cent over and above the standard duty of 1s. per gallon on wines above 26 degrees of proof spirit. In his evidence before the select committee on wine duties in May 1879, Burgoyne repeatedly stated that the natural wines of South Australia contained an average of 29 degrees of proof spirit, and claimed that vineyards in the colony were going out of production because of the high rate of duty in Britain. Not one to miss a marketing opportunity, he was quick to produce five samples of Fairfield wines for the committee to taste. Burgoyne's fortunes took a turn for the better in 1886 when the duties were modified to accommodate colonial wine growers. This prompted a move to larger premises at Dowgate Hill, London, and the offer of a prize of 50 guineas to be awarded to the exhibitor of a claret style of wine at the Jubilee International Exhibition, to be held in Adelaide in 1887, and other prizes to be offered under the auspices of the South Australian Agricultural Society. In 1888 agents were appointed in Adelaide and Melbourne. In 1893, on the first of several visits to the colonies, Burgoyne invested in vineyard and cellar accommodation in the Rutherglen district of north-east Victoria. Despite competition from the South Australian government's bonded depot in London, and other importers, Burgoyne soon became the leviathan of the trade, selling half a million gallons of wine annually, mainly blends which were marketed under a number of registered brands. In 1903 the business of P. B. Burgoyne was converted to a limited company. A publicity brochure from this period, "The quality wines of the empire", quoted the chancellor of the exchequer, Sir Michael Hicks Beach, who remarked in the Commons in 1899 that "Messrs. Burgoyne have annually during twenty-eight years paid more duty on Australian wines than all the rest of the trade put together". The wines of the Cape were another departure for Burgoyne, whose name was commemorated by an award at the Western Province Agricultural Society's annual show for many years after his death. Burgoyne died at his home, Broadlands, Ascot, Berkshire, on 4 September 1929. Numerous bequests were made to long-term members of his domestic and business staff, and a bequest of £1000 was made to the National Hospital for Consumption, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, which Burgoyne served for a total of thirty-eight years, twenty-six of them as chairman. The family business of P. B. Burgoyne & Co. Ltd was continued by Burgoyne's son Cuthbert John (1875-1955), and grandson John Fenner Burgoyne (c.1900-1976). [End] SS Oceana was a P&O passenger liner and cargo vessel, built in 1888 by Harland and Wolff of Belfast. Originally assigned to carry passengers and mail between London and Australia, her maiden voyage from London began on 19 March 1888, sailing to Melbourne and Sydney via Colombo in Ceylon. She sailed this route until 1905. Author Mark Twain traveled from Sydney to Ceylon aboard the Oceana in 1895. In "Following the Equator", he described the ship, "Oceana is a stately big ship, luxuriously appointed. She has spacious promenade decks. Large rooms; a surpassingly comfortable ship. The officers' library is well selected... For meals, the bugle call, man-of-war fashion; a pleasant change from the terrible gong." . Very Good. Manuscript.
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  • Publisher: Printed in Colours and Published by Hamel & Ferguson
Melbourne: Printed in Colours and Published by Hamel & Ferguson, 1865. Light marginal spotting to a few plates but generally in excellent condition.. Oblong folio, with 25 fine chromolithograph plates including the title; a large copy with generous margins in old half red morocco. A very good copy of this famous book, from the library of the celebrated collector of books and ethnographica, James Edge-Partington. Gill's most famous volume and his last, this is his wonderful series of images of rural scenes -- bushranging, kangaroo stalking, the bush mailman, cattle droving etc. - with a poignant comparison throughout between the life of the Aborigines and that of the settlers. 'Bush Funeral' for example shows a weeping funeral procession behind a coffin pulled by two bullocks, and is followed by 'Native Sepulchre', an Aboriginal corpse on a platform with howling dingoes below.The colour printing of the lithographs is of notably high quality for this date. The album was printed in 1865, later in the same year that chromolithography was first put to serious use in Chevalier's 'Album'. The colouring here (occasionally highlighted with a little hand-applied colour) is a delicate and successful use of the medium. "The title-page shows a likeness of the artist carrying his boots and equipment and crossing a shallow stream barefoot. His head is turned suspiciously towards two Aborigines shown half concealed by rocks, while unseen by him a snake menaces an unprotected foot. The sketch indicates something of Gill's attitude towards himself at this time. He evidently viewed his own situation with wry humour, adopted a generally fatalistic attitude, and held his own achievements and future in scant regard" (McCulloch).As Sasha Grishin has pointed out in the recent superb exhibition of Gill's work at the State Library of Victoria, and in the accompanying book, Gill was Australia's first painter of modern life. Provenance: James Edge-Partington, with his bookplate.
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  • Publisher: S. Babcock
New Haven: S. Babcock, 1845. 64pp. including eight full-page illustrations in text. 16mo. Original tan pictorial wrappers. Covers worn and soiled, spine perished. Text moderately foxed. Last leaf torn slightly in gutter margin. Still, a good copy of this scarce work. Scarce narrative, published as part of Teller's Tales for children, relating the tale of two boys who survived the wreck of the Barque Charles Eaton and subsequent capture by natives in 1834. The Charles Eaton crashed on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. The castaways constructed two rafts out of the wreckage and began to float, finally coming ashore on the islands off the tip of York Peninsula, near present-day Queensland. Unfortunately the natives were not friendly and murdered most of the refugees. Several young boys were traded to other, friendlier natives for a bunch of bananas, but the only two left alive by the time rescue arrived were the cabin boy, John Ireland, and the young son of one of the passengers, William Doyley. The work is illustrated with eight plates showing the natives in various scenes, such as murdering the castaways. "This 'True narrative' published for juvenile readers is very rare" - Ferguson. Only a handful of copies on OCLC. FERGUSON 4078A.
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  • Publisher: Engelmann, Leipzig and many others 1903-1944
Engelmann, Leipzig and many others 1903-1944. PAMPHLET. A group of 36 offprints by T. H. Morgan Nobel Prize winner 1866-1945, "was an American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist and science author who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1933 for discoveries elucidating the role the chromosome plays in heredity." Wikipedia. Included titles: The Gastrulation of the Partial Embryos of Sphaerechinus Some Factors in the Regeneration of Tubularia (1903); The Effect of Lithium Chloride on the Development of the Frog's Egg (1903); Demonstration of the effects of castration on Seabright cockerals (1917) some chipping to page edges; The Endocrine Secretion of Hen Feathered Fowls (1920) some dampstaining to bottom and spine margins, else fair; With A. H. Sturtevant and C. B. Bridges The Constitution of the germ-material in relation to heredity (1923) with L.C. Dunn stamp of ownership; Further Evidence on Variation in the Width of the Abdomen in Immature Fiddler Crabs (1923) L.C. Dunn stamp; The Development of Asymmetry in the Fiddler Crab (1923) L.C. Dunn stamp; Removal of the Block to Self-Fertilization in the Ascidian Ciona (1923) some chipping and tearing to edges, also a bit of dampstain to top edge corner; Recent Results Relating to Chromosomes and Genetics (1926) Karl Sax stamp, some wear to spine; with A. H. Sturtevant and C. B. Bridges The Constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1928) Karl Sax stamp; The Point of Entrance of the Spermatozoon in Relation to the Orientation of the Embryo in Eggs with Spiral Cleavage with Albert Tyler (1930); The Apparent Inheritance of an Acquired Character and its Explanation (1930) Karl Sax and E. M. East stamps; with C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: The constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1930) L. C. Dunn stamp; with C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: The constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1931) Karl Sax stamp; The Rise of Genetics (1932) E. M. East and Karl Sax stamp; With C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: The constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1932) Karl Sax and E. M. East stamps; with C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: Constitution of the Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity (1933), red pen mark front cover; With C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: Report of Investigations on the Constitution of the Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity (1934) Karl Sax stamp; Modern Views of the Evolution Theory (1935) L. C. Dunn stamp; with C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: Report of Investigations on Constitution of the Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity (1935) Lester W. Sharp stamp; With C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: Constitution of the Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity (1937) Lester W. Sharp stamp; The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterility in Ciona I. Data on self- and cross-fertilization (1938) Karl Sax stamp; The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterility in Ciona II. The influence of substances in the egg water and sperm-suspensions in self- and cross-fertilization in Ciona. (1938) L. C. Dunn stamp; A Reconsideration of the Evidence Concerning A Dorso-Ventral Pre-Organization of The Egg of Chaetopterus (1938) Karl Sax stamp; The Relation Between Entrance Point of the Spermatozoon and Bilaterality of the Egg of Chaetopterus with Albert Tyler (1938); The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterilty in Ciona III. Induced self-fertilization, staples little rusty; The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterilty in Ciona IV. Some biological aspects of fertilization (1939) staples little rusty; The Effects of Centrifuging on the Polar Spindles of the Egg of Chaetopterus and Cumingia (1939) front cover little age-toned; With Jack Schultz, C. B. Bridges and Viola Curry: Investigations on the constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1939) title in ink top edge. Karl Sax stamp; Investigations on the Constitution of The Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity (1941) with Jack Schultz and Viola Curry, splash stain front cover, else fair. L. C. Dunn stamp; with Jack Schultz and Viola Curry: Investigations on the constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1940); Cross- and Self-Fertilization in the Ascidian Styela (1942) L. C. Dunn stamp; Do Spermatozoa Penetrate the Membrane of Self-inseminated Eggs of Ciona and Styela? (1942) L. C. Dunn stamp; The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterilty in Ciona V. The genetic problem (1942) Karl Sax stamp; with Helen Redfield and L. V. Morgan: Maintenance of a Drosophila stock center, in connection with investigations on the constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1943) L. C. Dunn stamp; The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterility in Ciona. VI. Theoretical discussion of genetic data (1944) Karl Sax stamp. In original wraps. First edition. Most in very good condition with many having Morgan's name in ink or pencil with date in upper left corner of most title sheets. * Putting together a collection of T. H. Morgan's offprints of this size would most likely be impossible these days. Rare. Provenance: William B. Provine . Very Good.
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  • Publisher: S. Babcock
New Haven: S. Babcock, 1845. 64pp. including eight full-page illustrations in text. 16mo. Original tan pictorial wrappers. Covers worn and soiled, spine perished. Text moderately foxed. Last leaf torn slightly in gutter margin. Still, a good copy of this scarce work. Scarce narrative, published as part of Teller's Tales for children, relating the tale of two boys who survived the wreck of the Barque Charles Eaton and subsequent capture by natives in 1834. The Charles Eaton crashed on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. The castaways constructed two rafts out of the wreckage and began to float, finally coming ashore on the islands off the tip of York Peninsula, near present-day Queensland. Unfortunately the natives were not friendly and murdered most of the refugees. Several young boys were traded to other, friendlier natives for a bunch of bananas, but the only two left alive by the time rescue arrived were the cabin boy, John Ireland, and the young son of one of the passengers, William Doyley. The work is illustrated with eight plates showing the natives in various scenes, such as murdering the castaways. "This 'True narrative' published for juvenile readers is very rare" - Ferguson. Only a handful of copies on OCLC. FERGUSON 4078A.
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  • Publisher: Denoël
  • Format: Hardcover
In-8, demi-toile post., dos lisse, couvertures cons., 384 pp. Première couverture contrecollée avec une découpe ext., un ff. délié, petite déchirure in fine avec un infime manque hors du texte. Exceptionnel exemplaire dont toutes les illustrations ont été rehaussées en noir à la main par Gen-Paul, avec cet envoi au photographe Roger Schall "et sa jardinière, tout les dessins rehaussés et retouchés entièrement de ma main". Un petit dessin original à l?encre est contrecollé à la page de titre sous la mention imprimée « 15 dessins de Gen-Paul » in-8°
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  • Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
Octavo. Original dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind rules at head and tail of boards running around spine. Ink ownership inscription of the British horticulturalist George C. Gough BSc, ARCSc, dated Feb. 1900, and the pencilled inscription of a descendant of his dated 1951. A small mark at head of front board, a fine copy. Illustrations in the text throughout. First edition. "William Bateson read the newly discovered paper [by Mendel] and recognized immediately its relevance to the unsolved problem expounded in his Materials for the Study of Variation. variation is the cause of the evolution of species; but what causes variation, and how does it happen? Bateson was convinced that species evolve as the result of the accumulation of innumerable small changes. His view was that variations occur suddenly and discontinuously. Mendel's paper gave him the clue that he was seeking. [Bateson] became the founder of the modern study of heredity and variation for which he adopted the term 'genetics'" (PMM). Printing and the Mind of Man 356 (discussing another work by Bateson and Mendel's Versuche).
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  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
London: Cambridge University Press, 1957. Brown cloth binding with gilt title lettering stamped to spine. Ex-Library, sunning to spine, average wear. An About VG [or better] set.. 5 volumes, including supplemental text. 9-1/4" x 6-3/4"
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  • Publisher: London, Macmillan, 1894
London, Macmillan, 1894. Octavo, xvi, 598, [2] (publisher's advertisements) pages with 209 line illustrations. Cloth slightly rubbed, marked and bumped at the extremities; edges a little foxed and tanned; occasional light foxing (confined mainly to the top margins); trifling signs of handling; a very good copy, uncut and partially unopened. William Bateson (1861-1926), the English biologist who founded and named the science of genetics and whose experiments provided evidence basic to the modern understanding of heredity; in 1900 he translated Mendel's seminal paper into English and became his champion in England, corroborating his principles experimentally. Unfortunately, he misinterpreted some of his results, leading him to refuse 'to accept the interpretation of linkage advanced by the geneticist Thomas Hunt Morgan. In fact, he opposed Morgan's entire chromosome theory, advocating his own vibratory theory of inheritance, founded on laws of force and motion, a concept that found little acceptance among other scientists' (Encyclopaedia Britannica online).
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  • Publisher: Aat Room, Tokyo
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Book designed by Seichi Suzuki. A collection of Araki's usual black and white photos of women in various states of undress and bondage. A fine copy in red velour like cloth with a black and white image mounted to the front board in a near fine glassine. Signed and with a large drawing by Araki on the front endpapers. Scarce.
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  • Publisher: Codax Zürich,
  • Format: Hardcover
First Edition. Erstausgabe. 43 black and white plates. Text by Akihito Yasemi: "No hell below us, above us only sky". Signed by Araki on front flyleaf. Perfect condition of book and dustjacket.
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  • Publisher: Fukushu-Shudan Geribara-5
  • Format: Softcover
First editions of the three books produced by Geribara 5 [The Diarrhoea-Shit Reproductive Collective of 5]. As noted in the Photobook, the three Geribara 5 books are ?almost as sought after by collectors as the three issues of Provoke, in some measure due to Nobuyoshi Araki?s participation his conceptual influence is clear to all who know his work?. These three copies are all in good condition; Bathing Beauties has also been signed by Araki.
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  • Format: Softcover
Araki's second self-published work, limited to a run of 1000 copies. Inscribed in Japanese and English to "Mister Sakamoto, with love, Nobuyoshi Araki". It is also signed by Yoko, Araki's late wife, who passed away in 1990. Light foxing, but good condition overall. A very special copy of this work.
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  • Format: Softcover
Araki's second self-published work, limited to a run of 1000 copies. Inscribed in Japanese and English to "Mister Sakamoto, with love, Nobuyoshi Araki". It is also signed by Yoko, Araki's late wife, who passed away in 1990. Light foxing, but good condition overall. A very special copy of this work.
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Hong Kong: Three Shadows Press Limited, 2012. Hardcover in good condition. No jacket. Text in English and Chinese. No. 1375 of 1500 limited copies. Not first edition. Published for an exhibition at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing from 30th June to 31st August 2012. Boards, page block and FEP are lightly marked. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. HCW. hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Used.
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  • Publisher: Scribner's, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Very good with light wear to the head and tail of the spine, along with some light flaking of the lettering on the spine. The dust jacket is priced clippedand has two one-inch tears at the top of the front panel with some light chipping. The jacket is first issue with yellow on the spine.
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  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1876. First edition. 10 fine colored lithographic plates of carriages and coaching scenes, 3 wood-cuts. 1 vols. 8vo. Handsomely bound in full crimson morocco, with gilt stamped coaching motifs on spine, upper and lower covers and turn-ins, t.e.g. by H. Wood. Very Good, spine a bit dark. First edition. 10 fine colored lithographic plates of carriages and coaching scenes, 3 wood-cuts. 1 vols. 8vo. "Excellent technical data on design and handling of coaches, glossary of coaching slang. One of the most readable British coaching books.". Rittenhouse 55
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  • Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co, London
  • Format: Hardcover
A beautifully executed binding, so appropriate to the subject matter. xiii, [2], 403 pp. 8vo. Full red leather bindings with five raised bands at spine. Gold titling to spine, remaining compartments between bands decorated with gold embossed bridle and horseshoe illustrations. Three gold line borders surround front and rear boards with the same bridle image from the spine embossed in each corner, gold lines on board edges, creasing along hinge of front and rear boards that has lost a small amount of the leather's surface color ; gold line borders to pastedowns with two bridles embossed on foredge corner. Interiors have light staining in first pages, clean within and with original cloth covers bound in at rear. Illustrated with 10 color plates and 3 woodcuts, all have light amounts of foxing.
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  • Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co
London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1876. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. A beautifully executed binding by Riviere & Son. xiii, [2], 403 pp. 8vo. Full red leather bindings with five raised bands at spine. Gold titling to spine, remaining compartments between bands decorated with gold embossed illustrations of a horse and rider jumping a gate, horseshoe, polo hat and mallet, hunting horn and fox head. Two gold line borders surround front and rear boards, gold lines on board edges, creasing along hinge of front and rear boards that has lost a small amount of the leather's surface color; gold line borders to pastedowns with horseshoes embossed on foredge corners. Interiors clean and crisp within and with original cloth covers bound in at rear. Illustrated with 10 color plates with tissue guards and 3 woodcuts.
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  • Publisher: S. Babcock
New Haven: S. Babcock, 1845. 64pp. including eight full-page illustrations in text. 16mo. Original tan pictorial wrappers. Covers worn and soiled, spine perished. Text moderately foxed. Last leaf torn slightly in gutter margin. Still, a good copy of this scarce work. Scarce narrative, published as part of Teller's Tales for children, relating the tale of two boys who survived the wreck of the Barque Charles Eaton and subsequent capture by natives in 1834. The Charles Eaton crashed on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. The castaways constructed two rafts out of the wreckage and began to float, finally coming ashore on the islands off the tip of York Peninsula, near present-day Queensland. Unfortunately the natives were not friendly and murdered most of the refugees. Several young boys were traded to other, friendlier natives for a bunch of bananas, but the only two left alive by the time rescue arrived were the cabin boy, John Ireland, and the young son of one of the passengers, William Doyley. The work is illustrated with eight plates showing the natives in various scenes, such as murdering the castaways. "This 'True narrative' published for juvenile readers is very rare" - Ferguson. Only a handful of copies on OCLC. FERGUSON 4078A.
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  • Format: Softcover
Four pages, complete, of a layout for a comic strip drawn for a British magazine, depicting the "eagle-eyed man-tracker of the Australian bush-police, Bill Archer, trailing Ned Kelly's desperate gang of bushrangers over the lonely outback wastelands." The story is a 1950s adaptation, with Bill Archer fortuitously stopping to water his horse at a "lone shack" occupied by one Cobber Black (a hostile ex-member of the Kelly gang) and, surprise, his beautiful buxom daughter, Nancy.This campy 1950s cowboy influenced fantasy concludes with the escape of the Kelly gang, but "Red O'Brien the murderer was brought to justice by Bill Archer!" Page 3 with the text balloons outlined in color. The top of page 1 trimmed, a few signs of old sticky tape removed, the last page with a text balloon at the upper right detached, but present. 4pp, 11 1/2 x 15 1/2"
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  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, England
  • Format: Hardcover
First British Edition (second edition overall) published in London 9 January 1886, 4 days after the U.S. first edition. Very Good original peach binding. Front and back covers are strong and intact. Binding slightly loose on several pages toward back, but most pages tight. Some fraying on corners and ends of spine. Exterior slightly soiled. Small stains at upper right hand corner. Light writing erased but slightly visible on front cover. Small bookseller label (Gilbert & Field, London) appears at bottom right of page facing half title page. Light pencil mark erased but visible on main title page. Minor foxing to several pages (inc. title page and inscription page). Ghosting on front and back end papers. This book is part of the personal library of Mr. Thomas Creed, who came to the US from England and owned Creed's Book Store, adjacent to Sather Gate at UC Berkeley, during the 1920s and 1930s. To see all of our collection, click on Bookseller Info below and 'List This Seller's Books'.
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  • Publisher: Random House
New York: Random House, 1929. Limited Edition, #392/1200. Hardcover. Octavo, 161 pages; VG; bound in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine; housed in a VG black and orange publisher's slipcase; slight wear to slipcase; name written on ffep; includes a page from the author's manuscript in facsimile; SIGNED on limitation page by Dwiggins; shelved case 8. Dupont.
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  • Publisher: Easton Press
Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .
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