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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
15th and 16th Century Bible Leaves
Collection of 19 rare single leaves, some with coloured or black and white woodcut illustrations, from the following Bibles, 8 of which are in pre-Lutheran translations:
1] Vulgate bible . Anton (ius) Nuremberg Koberger, , 16 November, 1475
2] 8th German bible . Augsburg, Anton Sorg, 1480
3] 9th German bible. Biblia Germanica. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1483,
4] 11th German bible. Augsburg , Hans Schönsperger, 1487.
5] 12th German bible. Augsburg, Hans Schönsperger, 1490.
6] 13th German bible. Augsburg, Hans Otmar, 1507,
7] Biblia cum concordantiis veteris & novi testamenti. Lyon, J. Moylin, 1516.
8] 14th German bible, Augsburg Hans Otmar, 1518,
9] the Low German (Plattdüütsch) Luther Bible, Lübeck , Ludwig Dietz, 1533/34 10-18] 9 leaves from the Luther bible, Wittenberg, Hans Lufft, 1543
19] Full-page woodcut illustration, most probably by Lucas Cranach the Younger, from the Luther bible, Wittenberg, Hans Lufft, 1543 .
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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
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.
New Slavic titles
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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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New volume in the Literaturnye pamyatniki series - Professor Dan Waugh writes on H-EarlySlavic, http://www.h-net.org/~ess/ -
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Acquisitions March June 2014
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
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
The Loeb Classical Library The Library Shakspeare illustrated by Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank, and R. Dudley.
3 Volumes. London : William Mackenzie, [1873-1875]
The Red Book
the art of psychology
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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
Clairmont, Christoph W. Classical Attic Tombstones. 7 Text Volumes and One Plate Volume and Supplementary Volume.
together 9 volumes £450
We have one set with
some volumes with
(hardly noticeable) at £395
Vincent M. Holt
Why Not Eat Insects ?
Published by Thornton's
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