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James Joyce Ulysses
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Thornton's Bookshop
( W A & J S Meeuws ) ( ABA, BA, ILAB )
Established in Oxford in 1835 - 
Member of the ABA since 1907
The Old Barn - Walnut Court
Faringdon, SN7 7JH
Faringdon is a small market town near the Cotswolds, 
about 20 miles from Oxford
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Robert Cruikshank 7 original coloured aquatints, in identical wooden 
frames behind glass with brass wall hooks in the centres of top and bottom 
of the frames. Each measures  240 x 180 mm including the frames. 

6 of these have the titles, name of the engraver R. Cruikshank, 
Publ. by Sherwood, Jones, and Co., 1824

NEW ACQUISITIONS   2013 - 2014

Arabic Texts & Studies, Islam; Biblical Studies; Egyptology;Far Eastern Studies; Judaica/ Kabbalah; Greek & LatinTexts, & Related Studies; Renaissance & Greek Platonism/Neoplatonism, & Related Studies; Pico della Mirandola; Marsilio Ficino, Paracelsus
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NEW ACQUISITIONS Rare Books  2013 - 2014
The last Costume ball in the Winter Palace .
(1903) 2 volumes. (Kostiumirovannyi bal v Zimnem dvortse ) Bi-lingual English-Russian edition.  £475
2003. Edition of 4000 copies One hundred years ago the office in charge of editing the State papers started work on the creation of a unique album : that of photogravures and photographs of the guests at the costume ball that took place in the winter Palace on 11 and 13 February 1903. The participants all wore 17th century clothing. In the end it was the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna herself who became the editor-in-chief of this album. Only a few copies of the original album survive in libraries and private collections. This edition is not a reprint of that rare 1904 volume, but it is an attempt by the publishers to show the guests of the ball as we see them today, one hundred years later. 

Macfarquhar, Colin & George Gleig (editors.). 
Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts Are digested into the Form of Distinct Treatises or Systems, comprehending The History, Theory, and Practise of each, according to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; And full Explanations given of the Various Detached Parts of Knowledge, whether relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial, &c. Including Elucidations of the most important Topics relative to Religion, Morals,...Edinburgh, Printed for A Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797 + John Brown, 1801. 4to. 18 volumes + 2 supplementary volumes and plate volume 2 (lacking the first plate volume) This was the first edition made up as we know it today.  The earlier 1st and 2nd edition were merely collections of articles. £ 1250 


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Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, (  1600-1681 ) 
Comedias del celebre poeta espanñol Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca, , Cavallero del Orden de Santiago, Capellan de Honor de S. M. y de los Señores Reyes Nuevos de la Santa Iglesia de Toledo, que saca a la luz Don Juan Fernández de Apontes, y las dedica al mismo Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca, etc., Madrid, Viuda de don Manuel Fernández e Imprenta del Supremo Consejo de la Inquisición, 1760 1763. 11 volumes bound in 10 volumes.  Extremely rare complete set


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Nikolaus Ludwig Graf von von Zinzendorf 
(1700-1760 )  A unique collection
 

MONTUCLA, J.F., [Jean Etienne, 
1725 - 1799]
Histoire des mathématiques dans laquelle on rend compte de 
leurs progrès depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours ; où l'on 
expose le tableau et le développement des principales découvertes 
dans toutes les parties des mathématiques les contestations qui 
se sont élevées entre les mathématiciens et les principaux
traits de la vie des plus célèbres. Nouvelle édition considérablement
augmentée et prolongée jusque vers l'époque actuelle . P., Agasse, 
An VII/An X;  4 volumes
 
 

Siborne, Captain W.,
History of the War in France and Belgium, in 1815. Containing 
Minute Details of the Battles of Quatre-Bras, Ligny, Wavre, 
and Waterloo. By Captain W. Silborne. 2 Volumes + Folder 
with all the Battle Maps. London. T and W Boone. 1844, 
second edition  N o w    s o l  d
 

Dekesel, Christian E.  & Yvette M.M. Dekesel-De Ruyck
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF 18TH CENTURY NUMISMATIC
BOOKS . 5 Volumes. 1 -3 so far published
 

Codex Sinaiticus 
A Facsimile
Published in 2010. Hardback, 832 pages, 340 x 420mm, 822 colour illustrations £495.00 weight about 20 lbs. 
A beautiful facsimile of the world's oldest Bible. 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Iosif Brodskii, 21 titles Pasternak 5 titles - -  Complete Gumilev 2 books on the Tretyakov gallery - The Curzon Gospel -  Titles discussed by Professor Dan Waugh on H-EarlySlavic, http://www.h-net.org/~ess/

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ICONS OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF KARAKALLOU MOUNT ATHOS
Linen-bound hardcover with glossy jacket plus protective case , showing 241 colour icons (most of these are full-size icons and with details),  2011, Hardback in protective slip case, 552 pages (23x32 cm), 241 colour icons (most of them full-page).  £145

 
David Roberts
The Holy Land * Egypt and Nubia.
2 folio-sized volumes 
Published by the Folio Society (out of print ) 

All 247 Lithographs In The First Ever Large-scale Reproduction

NOW SOLD 
 
 

 

The Loeb Classical Library

145 titles 

The Library Shakspeare illustrated by Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank, and R. Dudley. 
3 Volumes. London : William Mackenzie, [1873-1875]

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The Red Book
the art of psychology

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Vincent van Gogh 
the letters
6 volumes


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Heidenheim, Hanns H., Woodcuts of the Bible. 5 Volumes
5 volumes in folio. splendid edition, one of 300 numbered copies printed by hand from original woodblocks on hand-made Japanese paper. All prints signed by the artist/printer. Bound bloc-book type in oak-tanned cowhide, covers embossed from woodblock. Folder and slipcase covered in hand-made paper, main title and masthead of the volumes are also woodcuts. Düsseldorff, Ursus presse, 1965-1970. Splendid set. 
 

 

 

 Tolkien: Lord of the Rings. 
3 volumes  First edition 1954/1955
 
 
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Clairmont, Christoph W. Classical Attic Tombstones.  7 Text Volumes and One Plate Volume and Supplementary Volume. 
together 9 volumes £450
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some volumes with
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(hardly noticeable) at £395

 
 
 
 

 

Vincent M. Holt 
Why Not Eat Insects ?
ISBN 0854550240

 
 
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PRINTS and other works of ART
Ackermann's A history of the university of Oxford etc..

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Why Not Eat Insects ?
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Rare , Antiquarian titles

Books in Arabic

Islamic studies
 

Zabelin, I., (1820 - 1908 )
Moskva v eia proshlom i nastoiashchem. 
Roskoshno-illiyustrirovannoe izd., posviyashchennoe pamiyati I.E. Zabelina V izdani prinimaiut uchastie D. N. 
Anuchin i dr. Redaktsiia G. Balitskogo volumes I (1-2); II (1-2); IV  (also marked 7) ; VIII, IX, X, XI, XII  in  fine new half leather bindings 

Skelton, R.A., Thomas E. Marston and George D. Painter: The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation. With a foreword by A. D. Vietor. Yale UP, 1965 folio. 19 plates, facsimiles, one folding , xii, 291pp., . Fine Dw. 
TOGETHER WITH: 
G.M. Gathorne-Hardy: the Norse discoverers of America. The wineland sagas. translated & discussed by G.M. Gathorne-Hardy . Signed and dated 1952 by Christopher Tolkien. together £ 125

Published by Thornton's
John Ogden: Silken Dalliance. ISBN 978-085455-040-1  £ 9.50
( the 2nd volume in the trilogy; 

Helmut Ricke: Glass Art. Reflections of the Centuries. £12.50

Vincent van Gogh - The Letters.The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition. Six volumes slipcased with a CD-ROM of the letters in their original languages

Jews and Slavs 23 volumes
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The Curzon Gospel
Volume I: An Annotated Edition; Volume II: A Linguistic and Textual Introduction
Edited by Cynthia Vakareliyska
1,344 pages | 246x189mm
978-0-19-921679-6 |
Publisher's Price:  £310.00 /
Our price 
£99.50

 
 
 
C F Jung The Red Book 
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