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Catalogue of Rare and interesting titles
and 128 Signed books, letters, manuscripts,
books with dedications.
 

2016 - 6
 
 
Ershova L., Semenihin V.  (eds. compilers) 
Detskaya illyustrirovannaya kniga v istorii Rossii. 1881-1939. Iz kollektsii Aleksandra Lur'e.  2 Volumes in Slip Case
Moscow, Samolet; Ulei, 2009. 382; 471pp., small folio format: 330x277 mm, weight 8 KG .Book Illustration is a  a complex art form, and many famous artists have been book illustrators at some stage during their career especially during first third of the twentieth century . For  painters  children's book illustration was just a way to somehow survive . Like Petrov-Vodkin, Chekhonin , Boris Kustodiev , Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Vladimir Konashevich  This massive and richly illustrated  two-volume set, which includes more than 500 entries of  Russian children's picture books during the years 1881-1939 years , contains an index of more than 190 names of artists . with brief biographical information and numerous references. The text is divided into nine chapters . The two volumes contain 1,800 illustrations and  a glossary and is the result of many years of research . Many artists are listed here for the first time not only in Russia but also in the world. In addition to the rare illustrations one has  added a list of all pre-revolutionary and Soviet children's book publishers . Fine set in slip case HEAVY Please ask for correct postage quote before ordering. ABE's postage estimate is wrong as usual. £ 375

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Al-Qamus
Arabic-Arabic dictionary, by al-Firuzabadi
no date, (16th - 17th century) Philological dictionary in manuscript, in which the author lists a comparatively small number of root words, then proceeds their pronunciation and the meanings and Qur'anic references associated with them. This is the work of a scholar for scholars, and was not intended for general reference use. At least three different people have had a hand in inscribing the work, on various qualities of paper. The first fifty pages are of the best quality, displaying the finest calligraphy in the manuscript. The manuscript was possibly made in Egypt, and is almost certainly a copy of an earlier manuscript. The scribe's identity is unknown. Usually one can find the scribe's name on the verso of the title page, or at the end of the manuscript, whereas here the title page is mounted, which possibly conceals the name. The manuscript also finishes with a prayer for the scribe, the owner, and anyone who reads the book - not with the scribe's name. Small folio, full red embossed calf in frayed leather slip-case
£ 1500
Golikov, I.I (illustrator)
Slovo o Polku Igoreve (The Tale of Igor's Campaign )
Slovo o pl'ku Igoreve, Igora syna Svat'slavlavnuka Ol’gova / drevnerusskij tekst, podgotovlennyj k pechati V. Rzgoj i S. Shambinago, pisannyj i illustrirovannyj palekhskim masterom Ivanom Golikovym ; [khudozhestvennaa? redaktsia? M. P. Sokol’nikova]. [The Tale of Igor's Campaign and Palekh miniature ]  Edition de Luxe of the medieval epic of the Kievan Rus' - The Tale of Igor's Campaign . about h 43.2 cm x w 29.8 cm x d 2.0 cm. Moscow, Academia, 1934. 49 [3] pp., Chromolithographed title page.  Elephant Folio sized  hardback. In near fine condition. Complete with the brown wrapper and original slip case Title and text in Church Slavonic. Beautiful edition of this anonymous epic poem originally written in the Old East Slavic language. With 10 mounted colour plates by the Master of Palekh, Ivan Golikov, ornamental borders, tissue guards. Original cloth overlaid with Palekh style illustration.  . Illustrated title page and endpapers. 49 pages, pictorial boards, brown cloth spine and edges, untrimmed. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Ribbon page marker. The notes promise a second volume containing Modern Russian parallel text translations in prose and verse, but this was never published. . A well-known work of the Soviet lacquer painter, stage designer and illustrator Ivan I. Golikov (1886-1937). Issued in a  limited edition de luxe of 3300 copies. Not many copies survived WW II.  (see: Vollmer II, 269), edited by V. Oschigoi and S. Schamvinag, published by A.N. Tikhinov and M.P. Sokolnikov. The poem has 218 verses and was discovered in 1795 and published for the first time in 1800.. Palekh miniatures are a Russian folk handicraft of miniature painting, which are done with tempera paints on varnished articles made of papier-mâché and are named by the Russian town Palekh. Very rare in this fine condition, even the brown wrapper is present £ 995
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Roberts, David
The Holy Land and Egypt and Nubia. 2 Volumes
Edition of 1,000, hand-numbered on a special limitation page in both volumes. 2 magnificent volumes measuring 20" x 13 ¾" published by the Folio Society. Bound in full canvas cloth printed silkscreen in black and gold. Designs by Neil Gower derived from Roberts’s originals. Gilded top edges, ribbon marker. All 247 Lithographs In The First Ever Large-scale Reproduction. ‘ £ 1750
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EDWARD VIII, (1894-1972). King of Great Britain and Ireland; later Duke of Windsor. Signed Photograph Dated Oxford 1914.
Original Photograph Taken By the Oxford Photographers Gillman & Co. Signed Edward and dated Oxford, 1914. and was presented to Mr. Frederick Thornton, the proprietor of our bookshop at the time . the then Prince of Wales was a regular customer of the bookshop. the photograph is presented behind glass in an oak frame headed by a small crown (sl. damaged) and the prince's motto Ick dien. Measurements: 199 x 255 mm inside the frame. With an oak back panel and hinged stand. A very rare early photograph, the prince was 18 years old at the time. After he succeeded his father, King George V, on January 20, 1936. On December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne, proclaiming to the people of Britain, "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." He was never crowned; his reign lasted 325 days. In 1937, Edward was created Duke of Windsor and married Wallis Simpson. 
£ 975
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yeats, W.B.,. Plays for an Irish Theatre. with Designs by Gordon Craig.. Deirdre, The Green Helmut, On Baile's Strand, The King's Threshold, The Shadowy Waters, The Hour-Glass, Cathleen Ni Houlihan Contains seven of William Butler Yeats' best known plays at the time: London: A. H. Bullen, the Shakespeare Head Press, 1911 Original white quarter cloth with title label, brown paper covered boards. . Very Good+. 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" tall. spine slightly soiled. Edges untrimmed. Text fine, four b&w full-page plates by Gordon Craig with tissue guards, the frontispiece shows impression of "The Heroic Age - Morning".  [091701] 
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 MOLIERE ( = Jean Baptiste Poquelin ). Oeuvres avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissements et des observations sur chaque pièce par M. Bret. 6 Volumes.. , Paris, La Compagnie des libraires associés, An 13 [1804] portrait, 6 title vignettes, and 33 copper Engraved frontispiece portrait by L.J. Cathelin after P. Mignard in Volume I and thirty-three engraved plates by J.B. Simonet, A.J. Duclos, D. Née, N. de Launay, L.J. Masquelier, E. de Ghendt, J.J. Leveau, C. Baquoy, L. Legrand, J.P. le Bas after J.M. Moreau le jeune. A later printing of the celebrated 1773 edtiion . Cohen-de-Ricci said of the 1773 edition: "Edition plus remarquable par sa beauté qu par sa bonté. La suite des figures de Moreau est une de plus estimées de d'une rareté extrême avant la lettre" (Cohen-de Ricci)."De toutes les édtions des oeuvres de Molière avec les notes de Bret, celle-ci est la plus belle et la plus recherchée" (Brunet).Brunet III, col. 1798. Cohen-de Ricci, cols. 716-719. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 50. Tchemerzine VIII, p. 360 Bret's disparagemeny of later printings on the grounds that the plates are worn seems ungrounded and puzzling as these are [still] excellent. Prelims/first and last few pages sl. foxed, spotted, small stamp on f.e.p. vols. 2, 3, 5; sign. on f.e.p. vol. 4; stamped initials partly coverd in ink on f.e.p. of vol.4; small stamp reverse f.e.p. vol. 1, name on f.e.p. vol. 6; A beautifully printed ediition in new half leather binding with red and green title/volume number labels. 5 raised bands. the boards are covered in marbled paper matching the original marbling of the text edges. Silk page markers.  [008169]
£ 95.00

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[0020291] Montgomery of Alamein , Viscount, Field Marshall. Normandy to the Baltic. .., London Hutchinson 1946 1st no dw. Account of the part played in World War Two by 21 Army Group in the Campaign in NW Europe from June 1944 to May 1945. Copies of all 46 maps and 3 diagrams interleaved in this 1st edition 1946, privately published in Germany for the British Army by the printing and stationary service British Army of the Rhine., in near fine protected d/j. together with a copy of the first edition printed for general use. This copy has the maps in pockets in the front and back of the book. (with remnants of the d/j ] Accompanied by 2 autograph letters (both signed: Montgomery of Alamein) addressed to Lieut-Col. A F Birch-Jones dated 7 September and 13 September 1957 . M. acknowledges receipt of a letter in which B-J. has told of a portrait of Montgomery's wife he owns and which he has offerd to M. The fieldmarshall tells that he only owns one photo of his wife as all his belongings were destroyed by enemy bombing in 1941. In the 2nd letter M thanks B-J. after the portrai t has been collected by his A.D.C. and tells him that the portrait will hang in his son's room. Both stamped envelopes also preserved and glued to f.e.p. Interesting ensemble. ALSO INCLUDED IS: Montgomery's Ten Chapters.Hutchinson., London, 1945. Faux Leather. Good. no dust jacket First Edition. Small Landscape. Un-numbered-31pp. Facsimile of Monty's autography book with comments from Churchill, Smutts, Fraser, De Gaulle and others along with signatures of Von Friedeburg, Kinsel, Wagner and Friedel who all surrendered to him.[ DR - M]  £395.00

[002372] MAUROIS, A.,. Portrait d'une Actrice.. Paris, Librairie M-P. .Ttrémois, 1925; 4to; 116pp., with etched port. front.; orig. pr wrps. * One of 100 copies on Holland paper (of a total edition of 395). With a charming small etched book-plate with a musical subject of one Jeanne Dubost, monogrammed in the plate "D.B.". The subject of Maurois' "portrait" is Mrs. Siddons. paper [ dr-3]  £12.50

[002407] VIVAR, JERONIMO DE(b.1524/1525). Cronica y relacion copiosa y verdadera de los reynos de Chile.. , [Manuscript attributed to Juan de Cardenas y Criada, secretary of General Pedro de Valdivia]. Facsimile reproduction of original manuscript in the Newberry Library,Chicago, with modern transcription by Irving Albert Leonard and Guillermo Feliu Cruz. Vol. 2 [all published]. SANTIAGO DE CHILE : Fondo Historico y Bibliografico Jose Toribio Medina, 1966. 39cm. 1 v., ill. : coat of arms, facsims., maps, col. plates, ports., wrappers. OCLC 29144270; 1469818. [ Chile Latin America South America History ] HEAVY LARGE FOLIO SIZED VOLUME, cheap, but postage abroad substantial, ABE's rates not valid.  £35.00

[002684] BRECHT, B., L. Feuchtwanger, W. Bredel (eds),. Das Wort.. Literarische Monatsschrift. 3. Jahrgang, Heft I. Januar 1938. Moscow, 1938; 160pp.; orig. pr. wrps; wrps used & sl. soiled, tears in spine with large chips out of head and tail. Internally good. * Ed ited and published in Moscow by Germans in exile, this scarce periodical was - judging from the subscription prices detailed on the last page - distributed in Europe and the U.S.A. paper [Dr 1 ]  £4.00

[004306] GRIMM, Wilhelm (ed.),. Wernher vom Niederrein.. .., Goettingen, Dieterichsche Buchhandlung, 1839; viii, 90pp.; early 20th. C. vellum-backed bds; text water-stained, light foxing. * First edition, edited from the ms. then in the Royal Library of Hanover, Hannover. [ from the library of Richard Walzer ] 5 middle High poems entitled: Veronica, Vespasianus, Von der Girheide, Christliche Lere, Di vier shiven. [ Dr - 2 ]  £35.00

[004669-2] GOETZ, B.,. Das ist alles, was ich ueber Freud zu erzaehlen habe.. Erinnerungen an Sigmund Freud. Berlin, Friedenauer Presse, 1969, 12PP., wrappers. (One of 400 copies).  £4.95

[005570] BOYD William,. Brazzaville Beach.. First edition signed by the author and specially bound by the London Limited Edition society,1990. No 48 of only 150 copies.314pp; green publ. cl. with marble- paper covering on front bds.; gilt borders on bds. and gilt title on spine. [ dr m ]  £35.00

[005874] RENNELL, Mary,. Paintings and Drawings of Mary Rennell.. Tenbury Wells, 1976, landscape format; 63pp; (prefatory essay by M.Rennell; biography by D.Pollen); frontispiece portrait, sequence of plates & illustrations; v faint scratching on rear board, one crease in front free ep, o/w in very good condition. *Limited edition, this being number 67 of 500. Signed by Mary Rennell.[DL 4/6]  £14.50

[005978] WEIZSAECKER, C.F.,. Die Einheit der Natur. Studien.. Munich, 1971; 491pp.; orig. cl., d.w.; bookplate of Prof. Richard Walzer on fr. f.e.p., which has made the surface of the title-page sl. wavy. * Signed presentation copy from the author to Prof. Walzer of the First Edition. Included are two letters from Prof. Weizsaecker, the first - typewritten and signed in ink - loosely inserted, the second - handwritten - cellotaped to rear e.ps. They concern a visit paid by the author to the recipient in Oxford in the year of the book's publication. bound [ DR - M 3 - ach ]  £12.50

[006935] DE LA CALPRENADE,. Cleopatre, dedie à Monseigneur le Prince.. 11. & 12. Partie. Two parts in one volume, Leyden, 1658; 326, 376pp.; 17th or 18th C. calf, spine gilt with raised bands, gilt rule on bds, min. ornament of an acorn in each corner, marbled e.ps, red speckled edges; head of spine chipped, hinges split, spine somewhat rubbed, bds a little stained, stain to inner margin of t.p. of Vol.11, bookplate of the Earl of Guildford at "Wroxton Abby". * The final two volumes of one of the more popular novels of the 17th C., which is seldom found complete. Brunet states that the Leiden edition is considered more attractive than the Paris original. A few marginal tears & holes to contents, which are nevertheless generally fresh; the binding, probably contemporary, is used but firm. spine worn [Willems 633] ex-library the Earl of Guilford Wroxton Abby with his ex-libris on inside front board. [ DR-1]  £24.50

[007024] AVELINE, C.,. Pégomancie.. Emile-Paul, Paris, 1948; 62pp.; pr. wrps; previous owner's dedication in ink on fr. f.e p. * Offered with a short letter by the author dated June 1929 to a Belgian admirer, largely on stamp-collecting, written on Aveline's monogrammed notepaper, envelope preserved. Short marginal tear to one page of the book. in protected wrappers [ DR-M]  £9.50

[008169] MOLIERE ( = Jean Baptiste Poquelin ). Oeuvres avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissements et des observations sur chaque pièce par M. Bret. 6 Volumes.. Paris, La Compagnie des libraires associés, An 13 [1804] portrait, 6 title vignettes, and 33 copper Engraved frontispiece portrait by L.J. Cathelin after P. Mignard in Volume I and thirty-three engraved plates by J.B. Simonet, A.J. Duclos, D. Née, N. de Launay, L.J. Masquelier, E. de Ghendt, J.J. Leveau, C. Baquoy, L. Legrand, J.P. le Bas after J.M. Moreau le jeune. A later printing of the celebrated 1773 edtiion . Cohen-de-Ricci said of the 1773 edition: "Edition plus remarquable par sa beauté qu par sa bonté. La suite des figures de Moreau est une de plus estimées de d'une rareté extrême avant la lettre" (Cohen-de Ricci)."De toutes les édtions des oeuvres de Molière avec les notes de Bret, celle-ci est la plus belle et la plus recherchée" (Brunet).Brunet III, col. 1798. Cohen-de Ricci, cols. 716-719. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 50. Tchemerzine VIII, p. 360 Bret's disparagemeny of later printings on the grounds that the plates are worn seems ungrounded and puzzling as these are [still] excellent. Prelims/first and last few pages sl. foxed, spotted, small stamp on f.e.p. vols. 2, 3, 5; sign. on f.e.p. vol. 4; stamped initials partly coverd in ink on f.e.p. of vol.4; small stamp reverse f.e.p. vol. 1, name on f.e.p. vol. 6; A beautifully printed ediition in new half leather binding with red and green title/volume number labels. 5 raised bands. the boards are covered in marbled paper matching the original marbling of the text edges. Silk page markers.  £55.00

[008636] DE LA FOSSE, [ Antoine](1653-1708).. Oeuvres. 2 Volumes. Nouvelle Edition, revue, corrigee & augmentee de ses Poesies diverses. Two volumes, Paris, la Compagnie des librairies, 1755; [ii], 271, [ii], 253pp.; cont. leather, spines gilt, red lettering-pieces; bindings rubbed, particularly along the edges, section missing from head of spine of Vol. I, head and tail-bands worn, contents browned & last 50 pp. damp-stained. Contents: Polixene / Manlius capitolinus / Gabine'e. /Le distrait / Coresus & Calirrhoe /Odes d"Anacreon / Poesies de Monsieur de La Fosse.  £18.50

[009197] SURVILLE-DE BALZAC, Laure. A une amie de province. Lettres de Laure Surville-de Balzac 1831 - 1837 publiées par André Chancerel et J.-N. Faure-Biguet.. La Palatine à la librairie Plon, 1932 (La Palatine), x + 243pp., frontisp., 3 portraits, 1 engraving & 1 facsimile. Pa. LIMITED EDN. One of the 20 numbered copies with large margins on Hollande Van Gelder paper, in protected dust wrappers.  £6.00

[010071] LASKER-SCHUELER. E.,. Die Kuppel. Der Gedichte Zweiter Teil.. Mit einer Einbandzeichnung der Verfasserin. Berlin, Paul Cassirer, 1920; 117pp.; orig. illustrated (soiled) boards rebacked , title label has been replaced by a new calligraphed title after the lettering on the original front board. label v. sl. occas. foxing. * First edition, Raabe 182,WG 15, 2 [DL 2/1]  £8.50

[011641] BOYLESVE, R.,. Les deux romanciers.. .., Paris, J. Ferenczi, 1926; 191pp.; cont. half brown mor., raised bands, gilt label, top edges cut, others untrimmed; binding a little rubbed at extremities, light foxing, mostly restricted to the wide margins; or. wrappers and spine bound in. * First edition. This is number 61 of 75 copies on Hollande paper. Bound by Louies. large paper copy / grand papier, untrimmed / grand papier  £14.50

[011811] BAMPFYLDE, James,. The Poems of James Bampfylde.. {Being the slim output of a minor 18th century poet.].Edited and introduced by R.Lonsdale.No 32 of 300 copies.Signed by the editor.The Perpetua Press, Oxford 1988.80pp.;bound in publ.beige cl.with gilt initials on fr.bd.and titles on spine;plain paper d.w.;features in frontis -piece painting by J.Reynolds of the poet and friend.Full intro and notes  £14.50

[013088] DELAVIGNE, C.,. L 'Ecole des Vieillards,. Comedie en cinq [sic] actes et en vers; .. representee, le 6 decembre 1823, par les comediens ordinaires du Roi. Paris, 1823; 164pp.; cont. qtr. calf over marbled bds, marbled e.ps, gilt spine; spine sl. rubbed at head & sl. def. at tail, sl. foxing, cont. sign. at top of p.9, cont. ink blot in top margin of a few pages, a few further brown spots, tear at pp. 140/141, book-plate. * First edition. With an interesting early ex-libris of F.Renard, incorporating the motif of a fox. bound  £12.50

[014567] Lawrence, T.E.. Correspondence with Bernard & Charlotte Shaw. this volume set begins in 1922 when Lawrence first met the Shaws The edition was limited to 702 sets,of wwhich this is one of the 600 cloth-bound copies. (T.E. Lawrence letters volume 1 ) Castle Hill Press,2000, 227pp., a very fine hardback copy in near perfect dust jacket which merely shows some very light smudging due to the quality of the paer. top edge gilt. A near fine copy (published at £ 125 )  £45.00

[016496] Psalter. Kievskaya psaltyr'. 2 Volumes.. Vol. 1: G. Vzdornov, Issledovanie Kievskoi psaltiri. Vol. 2. Kievskaya psaltyr' 1397 goda iz Gosudarstvennoi Publichnoi biblioteki imeni M.E. Saltykova-Shchedrina v Leningrade "Iskusstvo", Moskva, 1978; 171, 229, 4pp., with many plates, bound with d/w, folio, very good edition, splendid work Accompanied by The Kiev Psalter of 1397: an analysis. by Nadezhda Toranova. MKA Erin-Lee McGuire. which also includes some coloured illustrations from the facsimile edition. 16 A-4 pages, loose, printed single-sided. .[DL1 /5 ]  £175.00

[016498] PUSHKIN. Al'bom Elizavety Nikolaevny Ushakovoi. Faksimil'noe vos proizvedenie.. Sankt-Peterburg, "Logos", 1999; 402pp., illustrated printed on art paper (gloss finish), 25x18.5, bound in cloth, d/j Al'bom.. vyshel v serii "Iz sobranii Pushkinskogo doma" v ramkak h vserossiiskoi p rogrammy k 200-letiyu Pushkina. Eto svorobtaznyi mozet byt', edinstvennyi v svoem rode pamyaytnik literaturnogo by ta pushkinskoi epokhi. Dom Ushakovykh byl izvesten v Moskve 1820- 30-kh g.g. sredi li teratorov, muzykantov, pevtsov, zhivopistsev. Pushkin byl druzhen s sestrami Ushakovami. V al'bome bolee 80 ego risunkov, sredi nikh 5 avtoportretov, portrety Vyazemskogo, Del'v iga, Griboedova etc., zdes' zhe znamenityi "donahuanskii spisok". Izdanie soprovozhdayut stat'i i kommentarii spetsialistov In-ta r usskoi lit-ry (Pushkinskii dom) RAN. fine work, [ DR 5]  £85.00

[016717] RACINE, J.,. Esther, Tragedie en Cinq Actes,. Tiree de l'Ecriture Sainte. Par Monsieur Racine. "Nouvelle edition". Paris, 1724; 40pp; red-edged with matching untitled wrappers; trace of foxing, tear in second leaf, corner of fourteenth leaf chipped, otherwise good. *Well-preserved for its age [ST] F47-B  £7.00

[016718] RACINE, J.,. Iphrigenie en Aulide,. 0, tragedie en cinq actes, et en vers, par Monsieur Racine. "Nouvelle edition". Paris, 1884; 48pp; woodcut t.p. emblem and head-piece; red-edged with matching untitled paper wrappers; sl foxed, otherwise good. *Well-preserved for its age  £6.00

[016869] SCHIMMELPENNINCK, Mary Anne,. Narrative of the Demolition of the Monastery of Port Royal des Champs,. 0, J. and A. Arch, London, 1816; viii, 379pp; bound in a recent full calf binding with title label. pp. 310 -311 sl spotted, otherwise the contents are well preserved. [ DR 5 ]  £55.00

[020349] O'Brian, Patrick:. Caesar and Hussein. 2 volumes in slip-case,. 1999, The author's first two novels published in 1930 and 1938 respectively. Neither had been reprinted since. Caesar tells the poignant, autobiographical tale of a panda-leopard. Hussein is a picaresque tale of the adventures of a young Indian boy growing to manhood under the Raj. Patrick O'Brian's gift for storytelling and love of natural history are already well in evidence and both books are excellent entertainment for readers of all ages. With a new foreword by the author. One of the 250 signed copies of the limited edition bound in leather, tooled spines . Copy as new.  £135.00

[030191] VARIOUS FRENCH DRAMATISTS: Moliere, Rougemont, Mersan, Scribe, Dupin et al. A Unique Collection of Early Editions of Plays. .., Comprising: Colle's "La Partie de Chasse de Henri IV", Paris 1808; Rougemont et Mersan's "Le Pauvre Diable", 2nd ed., Paris (after 1808 premiere); Moliere's "Le Misanthrope", Paris, 1817 ("nouvelle edition, conforme a la representation"); Scribe et Dupin "L'interieur de l'Etude", Paris, 1821; Brazier, Merle, et Rougemont "Le Garde-Chasse de Chambord", Paris, 1821; Theaulon et Dartois "La Solliciteuse", Paris, 1821; Scribe et Delavigne "La Somnambule", Paris, 1819; Boirie, Daubigny et Carmouche "Chacun son Numero", Paris, 1821; Monvel "Blaise et Babet", Paris, 1785; "Ceremonies qui doivent avoir lieu au Acre de Charles X" par "F.G.", Paris, 1825; Picard et "Ch.***", "Le Pensionnat de Jeunes Demoiselles", Paris, 1825; Frederic "Anne de Boulen" (musique de Adrien, ballet de Maximien), Paris, 1821; Theaulon et dartois "Jeanne d'Arc", Paris, 1821. ALL bound in one volume; without the binding case, the volume is otherwise intact; first title-page & pages of "Ann Boulen" are noticably foxed, otherwise spotting is rare and occasional; 1cm hole in title-page of "Blaise et Babet", margin clipped on last page of "Le Pensionnat", otherwise the text condition is good in this remarkable collection.  £35.00

[030305] DRABBLE, Margaret. A Natural Curiosity. London, 1989; 309pp; in publisher's limited ed. quarter-cloth binding with gilt rules & marbled paper on boards; one miniscule mark on cloth, otherwise fine. *SIGNED by the AUTHOR, first edition, and numbered 17 of the 150 only numbered copies. [ DR - M ]  £29.50

[030389] SIEBURG, Friedrich. Hundertmal Gabriele. .., Stuttgart, 1964; with 8 tonal drawings, reproduced in red; bound in publ. green cloth, title gilt; neat and near-fine in plain slipcase. *LIMITED EDITION, numbered 57 of only 200 copies, and SIGNED by the author.  £12.00

[030401] TSJECHISCH QUARTET. Een Studie Gewijd Aan de Illustraties Exlibris En Gelegenheidsgrafiek Van De Tsjechische Grafici: V.Cinybulk, M.Florian, J.Lukavsky, P.Simon. Vertalingen: Ine Bartosik-Woudstra. (De Gouden Hommel, Deel X) Nijmegen, Stichting de Getijden pers, 1958; 95pp; with plates in b/w and colour (some tipped-in) and some illustrations in the text, 53 original wood cuts, several in fine colours, lithographs and etchings, all by the four artists, 4 Etchings signed by Pavel Simon ; bound in original cloth; cloth v sl used, small inscription on paste-down e.p., etchings protected by tissues, very good. *LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies , this is the copy numbered 125, printed on Supra text paper, typography and binding designed by Wim Zwiers. All illustrations printed from the original woodblocks and copper plates. Summaries in German, French and English. [DR-M]  £35.00

[030636] GERITS, Anton. Het Land Van Windegang. 0, Mouette Press, Oxford, 1977; tall format: 11 x 6.8in; in publ. paper wrappers;*Edition limited to 226 copies  £3.00

[030837] FLETCHER, JOHN ( Attributed ) .. König Heinrich der Achte. Ein Schauspiel Aus Shakespeares Kreis. .., Nach der Übersetzung von Wolf Graf Baudissin, bearbeitet von Dr.Elisabeth Levy mit einem Vorwort von Julius Bab, und sechzehn farbigen Beilagen nach Bildern von Hans Holbein dem Jüngeren." Stuttgart, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1925; x, 184pp (a few with unicorn watermark); 16 colour plates; publ. boards; joints finely cracked, with hint of wear to spine ends, and binding visible between first few gatherings; otherwise good. *LIMITED EDITION, of which this is no.92. Printed on handmade paper. 5th title of the new series printed by the Juniperuspresse.  £12.50

[031270] Ségur, Louis-Philippe, comte de, 1753-1830.. Histoire Universelle, Ancienne et Moderne 10 Volumes + Atlas By Tardieu. .., 10 volumes + atlas. Alexis Eymery, Paris, 1821-1822; 307 - 575pp per volume; Paris, Alexis Eymery, 1821 - 1822. ,Some volumes unopened, interiors well preserved throughout. t.1. Histoire d'Egypte, d'Asie et de Perse 575pp., volume .2. Histoire de la Grèce, 616pp., volume 3. Histoire de Sicile, de Carthage et des Juifes, 501pp., volumes 4-6 Histoire Romaine 512,547, 542pp.,volumes.7-10. Histoire du Bas-Empire.504, 431,545,306 pp + table alphabètique. ? Appeared originally as part of the author's "Abrege de l'histoire universelle, ancienne et moderne, a l'usage de la jeunesse". cf. Querard. COMPLETE SET WITH: TARDIEU : Atlas pour servir à l'Histoire Universelle de Mr. le Comte de Ségur. Partie Ancienne, Romaine et du Bas-Empire. Dirigé et gravé par Tardieu, avec le texte explicatif. In new half leather bindings with blue cloth covered boards, new title labels, the atlas has facsimiles of the original cover illustrations inlaid on front and back, the original boards of the atlas are added loosely. , Atlas: Alexis Eymery, Paris, 1822, 23 pp. text and XX coloured plates, conditions of the plates fine  £185.00

[031300] PERCEVAL, George. The History of Italy, from the Fall of the Western Empire, to the Commencement of the Wars of the French Revolution. .., Complete in 2 volumes G.B.Whittaker, London, 1825; lx + 566pp (vol.I) and 614pp (vol.II); , bookplate of Paget Toynbee, contents very good, rebound in waxed paper covered spines with 2 title labels and 3 raised bands and cloth covered boards. Marbled edges all around. Contents fine to very good, Very clear and fine typography [ DL I/2 ]  £45.00

[031378] MIRZA-SCHASSN. Die Lieder Des Mirza-Schassn. Mit einem Prolog von Friedrich Bodenstedt. R.v.Decker's Verlag, G.Schenck, Berlin, 1893; 12mo (4 x 2.8in); xxiv + 220pp; poems in decorative borders; publ. illus. boards; a.e.g.; backstrip lost, joints & corners worn, inscription on fr.f.e.p. and t.p., otherwise the interior is clean and sound. *A scarce pocket book.  £4.50

[031500] MACKINTOSH, James. Vindiciae Gallicae: Defence of the French Revolution and Its English Admirers Against the Accusations of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke. .., "Including some Strictures of the late production of Mons. de Calonne". London: G.G.J. & J.Robinson, 1791, "third edition, with additions"; [4] xiii + 342pp; quarter cloth (titled); top of spine/fr.joint v.sl.fraying, boards sl.marked, one child's pencilling, pages sl. rippled, but otherwise clean and well-preserved, with only hints of foxing. The first edition came out in 1791. In that same year ‘three editions came out and sold out, In the third and later editions Mackintosh added chapters on the 1791 Birmingham riots [ DL 2/1]  £39.50

[031570] NICOLAS, Yvon. The Belief in Personal Immorality. 0, Printed & published by Philip Sainsbury at The Cayme Press, Kensington, 1925; 48pp; pictoral colophon; publ. boards plus title label; spine worn away, otherwise well preserved. *With a dedication by the AUTHOR. [ DR - M 3 acht ]  £4.50

[031615] QUEEN'S COLLEGE -. Queen's College. Oxford, 1814; 26pp; folio; one fine Ackerman colour plate of Queen's College Chapel; binder's blue cloth; extremities sl. rubbed, interior in very good condition. From Ackerman's History of the University, & colleges.  £25.00

[031695] GOLDING, Louis. The Miracle Boy. 0, London, 1927; 315pp; frontispiece and other woodcut illustrations by Herbert GURSCHNER; newly bound in navy-blue quarter-Morocco overlaid in gilt-edged cloth cut in a crescent sweep; (title gilt); this unique binding is very neatly executed, and the volume is in very good condition. *Collectable first edition INSCRIBED at some length by the author (dated 17 October 1927 ). Altogether a unique copy. [ DR 2 ]  £45.00

[031696] PEARSON, C.H.. Historical Maps of England During the First Thirteen Centuries. With explanatory essays and indices. Bell and Daldy, London, 1869; folio (17.5 x 11.2"); x + 63pp; illustrated with six cont. coloured double-page maps, drawn on the same plan ("Britannica Romana", "Britannica Kambrica", "Saxon England", "Norman England" and "Monastic England"); Original boards held together with cellotape, no spine. ask for postal quote before ordering  £19.50

[031705] CHRISTENSEN, C.B.. The Hand of Memory. Selected Stories and Verse. The Meanjin Press, Melbourne, 1970; 4to (10 x 7"); xiv + 196 +[1]pp; with line illustrations (moslty in the text) by Douglas ALLAND, illus. e.p.s & marker ribbon; quarter buckram with canvas-backed boards; slipcase (extremities v.sl.worn); head of spine sl.bumped, otherwise near-fine. *In an edition limited to 1,050 copies, this is a complementary copy signed (on the colophon page) & inscribed "to Robert Auty" from the author and his wife (possibly in her hand).[RL 2/1]  £14.50

[031706] YOUNG, Andrew. Winter Harvest. .., The Nonesuch Press, London, 1933; 52pp; bound in publ. red quarter buckram; boards v.sl.sunned, corners sl.worn, fine bookplate, prelims sl. spotted, otherwise very good.[DL 1/5]  £6.00

[031707] FORSYTH, Frederick. The Negotiator. The Bantam Press, London, 1989 (1st ed); 448pp; specially bound in blue quarter cloth with marbled paper on boards; near-fine. *LIMITED EDITION: No.21 of 150 copies of the first edition. SIGNED by the author.[ dr m ]  £45.00

[031723] LAVER, James. Love's Progress, or, the Education of Araminta. The Nonesuch Press, Bloomsbury, 1929; 32pp; publ. card with marbled paper wrappers; fr. wrapper sunned, extremities worn spine cracked, interior well preserved. *LIMITED EDITION: No. 1412 of 1525 copies. [ DR 3 ]  £4.50

[090002] Woolf, Virginia and Susanne Melchert (iilustr.). Feste Gegenstände (German Transl. Of Solid Objects). .., and Susanne Melchert: Aus dem Haushaltsbuch / Orientalische Karten. Short story by Virginia Woolf and 2 stories in pictures by Susanne Melchert. 2001, 40pp., Bibliophile numbered edition limited to 140 copies only, format: 276 x 190 mm. signed by the artist, boards covered in coloured paper, 21 coloured and 5 monochrome illustrations with one original added print in 5 colours.  £45.00

[090270] BIBLE, NEW TESTAMENT. SYRIAC - NOVUM... TESTAMENTUM SYRIACUM. Novum Domini Nostri Jesu christi Testamentum Syriacum cum versione latina, cura et studio Johannis Leusden et Caroli Schaaf editum ad omnes editiones diligenter recensitum; & variis lectionibus, magno labore collectis, adornatum. Secunda editio a mendis purgata. Lugduni Batavorum [Leyden ] : typis Joh. Mulleri : apud vid. et fil. Corn: Boutesteyn : Samuelem Luchtmans, 1717, . 4to. (10),750pp. Double column text, Syriac and Latin. Title printed in red & black. Cont. vellum, hinges repaired, covers a bit bowed. See Darlow & Moule #8969 for notes on this important critical edition of the Syriac New Testament by Leusden. this is 1717 edition (the first was 1708). It is also one of the first books printed from stereotype.  £145.00

[090355] Kalashnikov, Anatolii Ivanovich. Syuita o Dostoevskom/ The Dostoevsky Suite. 10 ksilografii Anatoliya Ivanovicha Kalashnikova, Pochetnyi chlen Korolevskogo obshchestva khudozhnikov-grafikov Velikobritanii. Vstupitel'naya stat'ya U.E.Batler. London, Akademiya "Primroz", 1994./Ten Wood Engravings by Anatolii Ivanovich Kalashnikov RE (Hon.). With an introduction by W. E. Butler. London: The Primrose Academy, 1994. One of a limited edition of 135 copies, signed by both Kalashnikov and Butler. 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. 7 pp. of text followed by 10 spectacular colour woodcuts, gilt lettering on spine. Fine in lightly rubbed slipcase. 135 copies designed and printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press for The Primrose Academy on Zerkall wove paper, typeset by Speedspools, binding by The Fine Bindery. Ten wood engravings, each in three colours, from the original blocks on Zerkall paper, an eleventh in black and white. The introduction is published in both the English and Russian languages. Bound in patterned boards with buckram spines. . First Limited edition. [ DR 6 ]  £195.00

[090523] Parkinson, Richard, Canon of Manchester,. The Old Church Clock.. Edited with a biographical sketch of the author by John Evans. 5th edition. Manchester, Abel, Heywood & Son, London, Simlin, Marshall, 1880, xcii,255 + 12pp., 24 black and white illustrations, half calf with title label, large margin edition. 5 raised bands, staining (fingers ?) to some pp., a few text pages have tiny creases to bottom corners, an extra loose photograph of the author is inserted. [ DR4 ]  £165.00

[091004] Serrure, E.P. & A. Voisin (eds.). Le Livre De Baudoyn, Conte De Flandre. Suivi Des Fragments Du Roman De Trasignyes.. Bruxelles, chez Berthot et Périchon, 1836, 192pp., illustrations with woodcuts of the period, in original binding which is however rather frayed at corners and edges. Ex-library university of Oxford. Scarce volume  £22.50

[091039] MOLESCHOTT, JAC.,. Physiologie der Nahrungsmittel.. Ein Handbuch der Diaetetik. Zweite voellig ungearbeitete Auflage. Giessen, Ferber'sche Buchh. 1859; xxiv,572 pp. + 254 pp. Zahlenbelege. , text occ foxed but fresh, in new cloth binding, red title label, ` Schoenes Exemplar in neuem Einband, text v. sl. browned. ? Jacob Moleschott (1822-93) originally fromt the Netherlands, studied medicine in Heidelberg and had a practice in Utrecht from 1845 to 1847. He then taught physiology in Heidelberg from 1847 to 1854 and was appointed to the chair in physiology at Zurch university in 1856. From 1861 he worked in Torino and from 1879 in Rome. See: Drexel 904; Mueller 148. [ DL- I/1]  £65.00

[091425] HERBERT, A.P.,. Poor Poems and Rotten Rhymes.. Winchester: P. & G. Wells, Booksellers to Winchester College, 1910, 1st edition. Original brown wrappers 72 pp.sl. bumped edges and corners. With signature I ink on half title; George Ronald Hamilton,Winchester, March 1924. First book by this novelist & Member of Parliament. Some poems previously published in The Wykehamist. Herbert (1890-1971) was a staff writer for Punch and Member of Parliament for Oxford Universilty (1935-1950). This volume was published while Herbert was studying law at Winchester; he later wrotye important war poetry , and the popular novel, The water gipsies.  £22.50

[091630] John, Augustus.. Fifty-two drawings with an Introduction by Lord David Cecil.. London: George Rainbird, 1957. Number 95 of a limited edition of 150 copies. Signed by the artist and the author. Folio (43 x 30 cm.), pp. 15, 52 plates (some bled to edge, others tipped-in, some in colour) on Royal Maastricht Cartridge by Van Leer, Amsterdam; frontis. self-portrait and text on Abbey Mills Suede Text Antique Laid by Curwen Press, bound by Zaehnsdorf half vellum, paper boards, illus. Laid down on front cover, in original slipcase. A fine copy. A strip of 5 cm of the front of the the slipcase is slightly discoloured (sunned )  £425.00

[091642] LA TABLE RONDE. Premier Cahier 1946.. First volume in the series. of which this is number 1189 of a total edition of 2150 copies. Contributions by Chateaubriand, Paul Claudel, Francois Mauriac, Francis Jammes, Colette, Gogol, Andre Gide, Alain, Stephen Spender, Jerome, Jean Tharaud and Renaud Kast. Illustrations by Matisse, Bonnard, Bourdelle, Marquet, Moreau and Berard. Edited by Thierry-Maulnier Editions de la Table Ronde, 1946, This is the first volume in the new series and follows 4 preceding volumes in the first series. smfolio, 233pp., paper, untrimmed margins.[ DL IV ]  £35.00

[091647] BERNARD, Tristan,. SOIXANTE ANNÉES DE LYRISME INTERMITTENT. Paris, Ed littéraires de France, 1945, 123pp., large8vo volume in slip-case, Number 799 of a limited edition of 1520 copies. this one on fine Vélin de Rives paper 2 Drawings and many vignettes in the text by Lucien Boucher. in slip-case. slip case sl. soiled, Book fine. [ DR - 6 ]  £35.00

[091672-2] Gallico, Paul. A Miracle in Wilderness. A Story for Christmas.. .., ISBN: 0904845001. Illustrated by Jane & Anne Grahame-Johnstone. Oxford, Mouette Press, 1975. Printed by the Whittington Press, in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Paul Gallico. This is one of the 50 copies which were numbered M1 - M50. Printed on an 1848 Columbian press, on mould made paper from St Cuthbert's Mill. embossed cloth binding in protective white plain d/j. gilt top edge. Fine copy.  £9.50

[091701] YEATS, W.B.,. Plays for an Irish Theatre. with Designs by Gordon Craig.. Deirdre, The Green Helmut, On Baile's Strand, The King's Threshold, The Shadowy Waters, The Hour-Glass, Cathleen Ni Houlihan Contains seven of William Butler Yeats' best known plays at the time: London: A. H. Bullen, the Shakespeare Head Press, 1911 Original white quarter cloth with title label, brown paper covered boards. . Very Good+. 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" tall. spine slightly soiled. Edges untrimmed. Text fine, four b&w full-page plates by Gordon Craig with tissue guards, the frontispiece shows impression of "The Heroic Age - Morning". [ Dr - 6 ]  £75.00

[091727-1] BEERBOHM, Max.,. Zulika Dobson. With a foreword and illustrations (on fine colour plates) by Osbert Lancaster. Oxford, The Shakespeare Head Press, 1975, Designed by Ruari McLean, printed at the Oxford University Press, xvi,187pp., Quarter dark blue crushed morocco over turquoise & white striped bds., gilt-ruled, gilt lettering & decoration on spine. 12 attractive double spread colour plates by OSBERT LANCASTER. Printed in Monotype Garamond on Abbey Mills Book White and Smooth Processed Papers. Text printed in magenta and black.. Fine in illust. heavy cardboard slip-case No. 346. of 750 copies signed "Osbert Lancaster" fine copy. [ DL ]  £135.00

[091840-9] CARR, J.L., .. The First Saturday in May;. An echo of a Shropshire Lad. 1993. Black and white wood engravings from drawings and photographs taken at various villages on the first Saturday in May, 1993, by Nicholas Parry. White and green pictorial paper over boards. Title in red on front cover and spine. An edition of 140 copies, signed by Nicholas and Mary Parry. A charming book on cricket. Inserted is a letter from Mary Parry confirming thst only 16 copies were left in September 2004. We then bought all 16. [ DR - 1 ]  £29.50

[091928] GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Poems.. Edited and introduced by T.J. Reed ( Professor of German at Oxford University ) Tregynon, Newton, Powys, Gwasg Gregynog, 2000. 4to., quarter leather, paper covered boards, slipcase. viii, (ii), 51+(3) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 200 numbered copies of which this one is one of the fifty copies specially bound in quarter leather. Included is the 4-page prospectus for the edition and a letter from the publisher to Dr. F.D. Luke thanking him for granting the publisher to use his translations. This book was published by Gwasg Gregynog to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the birth of Johann Gutenberg and the 250th of Johann Wolfgang Goethe. This collection of some forty recent English translations of Goethe's poetry represents the breadth of the artistic and intellectual interests of Goethe as they developed throughout his lifetime. Illustrated with a title-page silhouette of Goethe and typographical decoration to some of the poems by Neil Holland. this silhouette is repeated on the front cover (colophon states 2 but loose erratum slip corrects this ) Set in Monotype Ehrhardt and printed in two colours on mouldmade paper from the Hahnemuhle mill at Dassel.  £75.00

[091928-B] GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Poems.. Edited and introduced by T.J. Reed ( Professor of German at Oxford University ) Tregynon, Newton, Powys, Gwasg Gregynog, 2000. 4to. One of the copies of the edition of 150 copies bound in quarter cloth in a sl. soiled slipcase. with sl. bumped corners .. . Published by Gwasg Gregynog to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the birth of Johann Gutenberg and the 250th of Johann Wolfgang Goethe. This collection of some forty recent English translations of Goethe's poetry represents the breadth of the artistic and intellectual interests of Goethe as they developed throughout his lifetime. Illustrated with a title-page silhouette of Goethe and typographical decoration to some of the poems by Neil Holland. Set in Monotype Ehrhardt and printed in two colours on mouldmade paper from the Hahnemuhle mill at Dassel. Included is the 4-page prospectus for the edition  £45.00

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

[092131] L'Illustration Continued as: L'ILLUSTRATION THEATRALE/ and later as LA PETITE ILLUSTRATION. 424 Issues of These Series, 1899 - 1933. 2958, 2960, 2961, 2964, 2972, 3013, 3014, 3016, 3018, 3021, 3023, 3026, 3029, 3038, 3060, 3067, 3068, 3070, 3077, 3089, 3117, 3119, 3122, 3123, 3138, 3139, 3153, 3169, 3170, 3174, 3176, 3177, 3187, 3189, 3193, 3195, 3204, 3217, 3218, 3221, 3224. Continued as: L'ILLUSTRATION THEATRALE., 1904-1913: Nos. 1-234. [All issues published]. Continued as: LA PETITE ILLUSTRATION (Roman-Theâtre) , 1913-14: Nos. 1-74. Renamed: LA PETITE ILLUSTRATION Theâtrale) [nouvelle serie]., 1919-1920: Nos. 1-20, 22, 23, 25-32. LA PETITE ILLUSTRATION 1922-1933: Nos. 90, 173, 283, 382, 461, 503, 504, 616-655. In all 424 issues of this delightful, illustrated theatrical magazine containing one-acters, reviews, etc. (Some covers loose).  £1,950.00

[092245] PASTERNAK, Boris. Slepaya Krasavitsa.. ISBN: 0002620529. London, Collins & Harveill Press, 1969, 78pp., 4to.,printed and bound by Rank Xerox. this is the original typescript published by the Harvill Press in a limited edition of only 50 copies, in the original boards covered with brown wrappers, title label. First 17 pages loose.The Blind Beauty (Slepaya krasavitsa), was left incomplete at Pasternak's death; surviving extracts depict Russia's emergence from tyranny to emancipation and enlightment in the late 19th and early 20th century and suggest that the work was conceived as a form of aesopian comment on Stalinist and post-Stalinist Russia and intended as a nineteenth century prologue to his single novel, Doktor Zhivago. the text stops after the 4th chapter. It was published in Russia a few months later in the magazine Prostor  £2500.00

[092309] DICKENS, Charles,. The Nonesuch Dickens, First 12 Volumes of 23. The essential collector's Dickens, based on the world-famous Nonesuch Press edition of 1937. The set will eventually consist of all 24 volumes. , The text is taken from the 1867 Chapman and Hall edition, which became known as the Charles Dickens edition. It was the last edition to be corrected by the author himself. The Nonesuch edition contains illustrations selected by Dickens himself by artists including Hablot Knight Browne ('Phiz'), George Cruikshank, John Leech, Robert Seymour and George Cattermole. The Nonesuch Press was founded by Francis Meynell in 1923 and produced some of the most elegant books published in the first half of the twentieth century. The Nonesuch Dickens was limited to 877 sets and each set sold for 56 guineas, the equivalent of roughly GBP 2,500/ $ 4,000 in today's money. The Scotsman observed of it 'no more handsome edition of Dickens has yet appeared; nor is it easy to conceive of any which might surpass this one'. The new Nonesuch Dickens reproduces the original elegance of these beautiful editions. Books are printed on natural Cream shade acid-free paper, are quarter bound in bonded leather with cloth sides, include a ribbon marker and feature gold-stamped panels on the spines. So far published: Nicholas Nickleby, Great Expectations/Hard Times, Christmas Books, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield , Bleak House , Little Dorrit, a tale of two cities, Martin Chuzzlewit. The Pickwick Papers, The Old Curiosity Shop, Our Mutual Friend. Launched in 1937, the twenty-four volume Nonesuch Dickens was the most complete and handsome collection of the novelist's work ever created. The Nonesuch Press was founded in London by Francis Meynell in 1923. The legendary Nonesuch Dickens, issued in the 1930's, presented the writing of the foremost English novelist in its most distinguished format. Upon its original publication, the set was hailed as "one of the most glorious publishing achievements of our time." Now the peerless Nonesuch standards have been revived in new editions of Dickens most beloved works, introducing a new generation of readers to these masterpieces of literature, illustration and book design. ( 2005 - 2012) 12-volumes in 3 boxes. The set will eventually contain all the 877 of the original engravings and woodcuts. Weight of these 12 heavy volumes 24 KG.  £145.00

[092503] LAWRENCE, T. E. ,. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph. The Complete 1922 Text. 3 Volumes. Edited by Jeremy Wilson. Castle Hill Press, 1997, 4to sized volumes, Three volume set, of which this set is number 210 of the cloth edition in 650 copies (of an edition of 752), in cloth-covered slip-case as issued. 1997, xxii,434pp.; [x],435-880pp.; Vol. III: [vi]+128 (Plates), 4to., original quarter pale grey cloth, green leather labels, grey boards, (vol.iii: matching limp cream cloth, backstrip gilt lettered), dustjackets, A very fine set. Edited by Jeremy Wilson and based on the Bodleian Library manuscript and Lawrence"s corrected and amended copy of the 1922 - Oxford Times - proof. This edition contains 83,000 words, and this Oxford Text is one third longer than previously-published editions, (334,500 words ) which were all based on Lawrence"s 1926 one volume subscribers" abridgement. This is thus the first edition of the 1922 text, volume 1 contains the introduction and books I - V, volume 2 contains books VI - X and editorial notes and volume 3 contains a 112-page photographic album with photographs, partly in colour, from the collection formed by Lawrence and presented to the Imperial War Museum.  £975.00

[092504-15] Katin-Yartsev, M., & A. Shumkov (eds.). Costume ball in the Winter palace. 2 volumes. (Kostiumirovannyi bal v Zimnem dvortse ) Bi-lingual English-Russian edition.. 2003. Volume 1: Album with photographs with biographical references / Al'bom s fotografiiami i biograficheskimi stat'iami. 464pp., 198 photographs, some in colour Volume 2: Research, documents, materials with added notes and a coloured section of the garments worn which moved through various museums in the 1930-ies. Also added a supplement with photographs of the guests at the ball not included in the album as separate pictures. This 2nd volumes is in English only 128pp., 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. It is the scene of a bygone era, the last such event in the history of the House of Romanov. Over one hundred photographs have been traced and these have been provided with full biographical details, although many of these notes finish with the lines "fate after 1917 unknown". A number of photographs not included in the 1904 edition have been added here. The main volume contains the photographs with texts in Russian and English. The photographs measuring 140 x 260 mm are magnificent. The 2nd volume, entirely in English, contains the newly found photographs and editorial materials, modern photographs of some of the uniforms, dresses, clothing surviving in some museums in full colours. Fine hardbacks in slip case. forwarding costs vary from country to country, the weight is 6 KG. Please ask for details of shipping (DHL + insurance) before you order. the set is in pristine condition. Many pictures available on our site.  £425.00

[092557] Fischart, Johann. Das Glückhafft Schiff von Zürich : ein Lobspruch vonn der Glücklichen und Wolfertigen Schiffart, einer Burgerlichen Gesellschafft auß Zürich, auff das außgeschriben Schiessen gen Straßburg den 21. Junij, des 76. jars, nicht vil erhörter weis vollbracht.. Muenchen: Rupprecht Presse, 1927. Dazu eines Neidigen Verunglimpfers schantlicher Schmachspruch, von gedachtem Glückschiff . Samt desselbigen Notwendigem Kehrab ist gethan worden. ( Buch der Rupprecht-Presse , 38 ) München : Rupprecht-Presse, 1927, small 4to., full vellum. 83 [1] pp. Number 19 of an edition of 150 numbered copies hand-printed on Bedenk paper. *** A example of fine printing by the most profoundly German private press of the early 20th century. Founded in 1914 in Munich by typographer Fritz Helmut Ehmcke, the Rupprecht Presse published over a span of 20 years some 57 books, of which this No. 38. Drawing mainly on German literature for his sources, Ehmcke printed in artistic form a number of works by philosophers, and this poem composed by pro-Reformation satirist Johann Fischart (1546 - 1590) was typical of his choices. One of the most prominent writers of his time, Fischart first saw his poem published in 1576, and it was regarded as one of the most distinguished works of the last quarter of the 16th century. As in all Rupprecht Presse offerings, Ehmcke designed the covers, endpapers and typefaces for this work. Text is in Ehmcke-Schwabacher, designed in 1920; headings in Ehmcke-Fraktur, designed in 1909 and cut by noted typographer Louis Hoell. Hoell also worked with the renowned Bremer Presse of Munich, as did calligrapher Anna Simon, who created the handwritten initials in red for this volume. Finely printed with wide margins on Bedenk hand-made paper with deckled edges. T.e. gilt.  £145.00

[092622] Mazzolini, Sylvestro, (1456-1523 ). Summae Sylvestrinae, quae summa summarum merito nuncupatur pars prima [-pars secunda] ab R. P. Sylvestro Prierate,... edita, nunc recens diligentissime correcta. Additionibus autem, ex sacro Concilio Trident. et catechismo, Pii V,... jussu edito, hac in. 1594. editione in fine appositio Petro Vendramaeus... authore, locupletata et illustrata. Lugduni: Sumptibus Petri Landry, 1594. 4to. 2 vols. in 1. [4] 515[3] one blank sheet; 541 pp followed by Additiones ad primam et secundam partem Summae Sylvestrine -.Petro Vendramaeno 27 unnumbered pp., followed by Index omnium dictionum, seu titulorum..5 unnumbered pp., - Sylvester Mazzolini, in Italian Silvestro Mazzolini da Prierio, in Latin Sylvester Prierias. (1456/57-1523) was a theologian born at Priero, Piedmont; he died at Rome. At the age of fifteen he entered the Dominican Order. Passing brilliantly through a course of studies he taught theology at Bologna, Pavia (by invitation of the senate of Venice), and in Rome, whither he was called by Julius II in 1511. In 1515 he was appointed Master of the Sacred Palace, filling that office until his death. His writings cover a vast range, including treatises on the planets, the power of the demons, history, homiletics, the works of St. Thomas Aquinas and the primacy of the popes. He is credited with being the first theologian who by his writings attacked publicly the doctrines of Martin Luther. Johann Tetzel's productions against the arch-reformer are called by Jacques Echard scattered pages (folia volitantia), and Mazzolini stands forth as the first champion of Roman Pontiffs against Luther. Luther replied to Mazzolini's arguments and the latter published rejoinders, and there was a regular controversy between them. The necessity of promptness in attack and defence will account for defects of style in some of his writings. Students of the Lutheran Reformation remember him for his charge that Martin Luther had a brain of brass and nose of iron. The Summa summarum is an alphabetical encyclopedia of theological questions, written largely to affirm Catholic theology at a time when that theology was under attack. First printed in Rome, 1516, it was reprinted 40 times throughout the 16th century. His other principal works are: De juridica et irrefragabili veritate Romanæ Ecclesiæ Romanique Pontificis (Rome, 1520); Epitoma responsionis ad Lutherum (Perugia, 1519); Errata et argumenta M. Lutheri (Rome, 1520); Rosa aurea (Bologna, 1510) an exposition of the Gospels of the year; In theoricas planetarum (Venice, 1513). The first title page is rather worn and bottom corner and edges have been repaired/re-inforced Previous owner's writing ibn ink on this title, first 12 pages and further scattered pages throughout the book have sl. frayed edges, some like the pages 409-412 probably as they came off the press, small bottom corner torn off one bottom page in the unnumbered section; several sections of the book have sustained damp staining. the 2nd title page is very good. Recently re-bound in half calf with leather corners and gilt title on red leather title label. We have only traced holdings in the Swedish library catalogue; Bibliotheque nationale; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München.  £295.00

[092647-1] GRIFFITHS, Bill (ed.).,. The Rune Poem. Printed on Roma Del Sarto paper with etched lino prints by Nicholas Parry. Quarter bound in cloth and cork by Mary Parry. Title printed on paper attached to spine. An edition of 125 copies signed by Nicholas and Mary Parry.  £35.00

[092716] Grosz, George,. Das Gesicht der herrschenden Klasse. 57 politische Zeichnungen.. ( = Kleine Revolutionäre Bibliothek, Band IV ) 3. erweiterte Auflage. 13.-25. Tausend./ 3rd enlarged edition. Berlin, Malik, 1923, 63pp., original wrappers printed in black and red. Full-page black/white caricatures on every page. This enlarged edition has a new cover illustration compared with the previous editions. A fair copy of this rare edition, covers and text browned, bookplate inside front cover, text loose in wrappers  £35.00

[092790] Polnoe Sobranie Russkikh Letopisei.. Polnoe Sobranie Russkikh Letopisei. Tom 9- Tom 10 in One Volume.. Izdannoe po Vysochaishemu poveleniyu Arkheograficheskoyu komissieyu. Sankt-Peterburg. V tipografii Eduarda Pratsa,1862, V Tipografii Ministerstva Vnutrennikh Del, 1885. (Contents: VIII. Letopisnyi sbornik, imenuemyi Patriarsheyu ili Nikonovskoi Letopis'yu.Predislovie k Letopisnomu Sborniku, imenuemomu Patriarsheyu ili Nikonovskoi Letopis'yu. Dve tablitsy snimkov. I. Stat'i, pomeshchennyya pered Letopisnym Sbornikom, imenuemym Patriarsheyu ili Nikonovskoyu Letopis'yu. II. Letopisnyi Sbornik, imenuemyi Petriarsheyu ili Nikonovskoyu Letopis'yu (do 1176 goa vklyuchitel'no). xi, xxi, 256, 244pp., 24x31cm, two plates in colour; top corner of blue front wrapper rrepaired, top corner title page and pp.249-256 repaired - The right top of the first title page was missing and this has been carefully repaired. The letters NIE added by hand in sobranie and the letters ISEI added to Letopisei by hand, foxed throughout, some scoring. In a fine recent hardback binding, dark blue half calf with marbled paper covered boards, title label on spine.  £145.00

[092794] BRASSINGTON, W. Salt,. Historic Worcestershire: Worcestershire Hisotrical, Biographical, Traditional, Legendary and Romantic. Birmingham, Leicester (Midl. Educ. Co.) & London (Simpkin), c. 1894; qto, 329pp; well illustrated throughout with frontispiece, drawings, decorations & images from photographs; rebound preserving 95 % of the original calf back strip with gilt decorations in 5 compartments;, in green cloth covered boards, the old spine has 5 raised bands and a green leather title label, contents complete and v. good. With frontispiece, 154 illustrations. From the preface-"An attempt has been made to collect and arrange, in chronological order, some of the most important and interesting facts relating to the history of the county of Worcestershire. Included are-The Romans in Worcestershire, On the Old Road, The King and Queen of Bredon Hill, St. Ecgwin of Worcester-King Offa the Terrible, The Legend of St. Kenelm, Pershore Abbey, King Alfred's gift to Worcester, The slaughter of the Hus-carls, A Malvern martyr, Hales Owen Abbey, Battle of Evesham etc.. [ DL IV/2 ]  £65.00

[092849] Drayton, Michael (1563 - 1631 ). Nimphidia: The Court of Fayrie. Circa 1625. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. Nimphidia: The Court of Fayrie. Circa 1625. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. Tern Press, Market Drayton. 2004, Sixteen watercolours. 52(2)p. 13" x 9.25". Original watercolours scanned and printed digitally by North Shropshire Printers. Text in Caslon on Magnani. Grey cloth spine , leaf-print pattern in brown and tan paper over boards. One of a limited edition of 50 copies. Nimphidia is a narrative poem (published in 1627) about fairies, with King Oberon having many adventures when he sets off in pursuit of his queen. Michael Drayton (1563-1631). was born at Hartshill in Warwickshire in 1563 and as a youth became page to Sir Henry Goodeere of Polesworth. Goodeere is to be credited for Drayton's education. Drayton fell in love with Sir Henry's daughter, Anne, who served as an inspiration for 'Idea'. Drayton's career as a poet was long: from his first published work in 1591 to his last in 1630. He died in comparative poverty, but was buried in Westminster Abbey. He was an extremely prolific writer, producing historical, topographical, and religious verse, as well as odes, sonnets, and satires. His The Ballad of Agincourt opens with the famous lines: "fayre stood the winde for France When we our sailes advaunce ". This, Drayton's most popular work. Nymphidia is a mock-heroic series of fairy poems, or 'Nimphalls'1, much influenced by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Drayton died in London on December 2, 1631. He was buried in Westminster Abbey under a monument with an epitaph by Ben Jonson commissioned by the Countess of Dorset. [ DR - 3 ]  £65.00

[092857] Cureton , W., [Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Saint, Martyr, c.35-c.107. ]. Corpus Ignatianum: A Complete Collection of the Ignatian Epistles genuine, interpolated, and spurious; together with numerous extracts from them, as quoted by ecclesiastical writers down to the tenth century; in Syriac, Greek, and Latin :. an English translation of the Syriac text, copious notes, and introduction, by William Cureton. London, Francis and John Rivington, 1849, [4], xvii, lxxxvii, [2], 365, [2] pp.; double-page pl. of Syriac mss. drawn by Harrietta Cureton, lithographed in red & black; size 26 x 17 cm., text in Syriac, Greek, Latin and English. Robust and elegant full dark brown calf leather binding, with some mottled lighter patches and a few scuff marks; front and rear covers each blind-ruled with double lines to form one main central panel, narrower panels along all four sides, and four corner panels, each corner with blind stamped floral ornament; spine with title in gilt on red leather title label , four raised bands with blind stamped floral ornaments between them; the top 5 cm. of the spine has at some time been neatly repaired and strengthened, though the repair material now covers the place where a fifth raised band was originally positioned; lower part of spine has a former library shelfmark in small white numerals on black background ("2.81.3"); head and tail bands; lower rear hinge has a small split, pages edged in red; marbled end papers; pasted on to the front endpapers are bookplates of Thomas Hodgkin (1831-1913, a prominent Quaker and historian) and the Woodbrooke Library (a Quaker institution in Birmingham), with a label indicating that the Woodbrooke Library received the volume from the library of Dr. Hodgkin on 12 November 1913; apart from foxing of a few pages at the beginning and end of the book, and neat pencilled notes in the margins of about ten pages, the text is clean and unmarked. Very scarce. An important date in the Ignatian controversy was the year 1845, when Canon Cureton published a Syriac version of the epistles to St. Polycarp, the Ephesians, and the Romans. The three epistles contained in this version appear in a much shorter form than is found in the Greek text and Latin version. A fragment of the epistle to the Trallians is incorporated in the epistle to the Romans, but none of the other epistles appear in the collection. The text of Cureton's edition was based upon two MSS. in the British Museum. The former of these two MSS. dates from the sixth century. It was purchased by Archdeacon Tattam from the convent of St. Mary Deipara in the Nitrian desert in 1839. The second MS. dates from the seventh or eighth century, and was brought from Egypt by Archdeacon Tattam in 1842. Cureton maintained that these three epistles alone represented the genuine Ignatius, that the Vossian collection contained these three in an interpolated form, and that the remaining four letters of the Vossian collection were forgeries. This rekindled the controversy. Dr. Christopher Wordsworth, afterwards Bishop of Lincoln, declared the newly-discovered version to be an epitome of the genuine letters made by an Eutychian heretic. This led Cureton to a fuller treatment of the question. He had meanwhile discovered an additional MS. of the three epistles, brought, like the first-named, from the convent of St. Mary Deipara, and dating from at least the ninth century. He now published his great work Corpus Ignatianum (London, 1849), which contains a full treatment of the whole question. Cureton's view was supported by Bunsen and several eminent scholars. But it has failed to hold its ground. Apart from the fact that the seven letters of the Vossian collection were plainly known to Eusebius and Theodoret, they exhibit a perfect unity of authorship and style throughout. Cureton's theory requires us to suppose that the interpolator was able to reproduce in his additions to the letters the most subtle characteristics of language and grammar. A similar difficulty occurs when we examine the relation of Cureton's Syriac version to the Syriac version of the seven letters. The one is plainly derived from the other, and it is far more probable that the Curetonian Syriac version is an abridged form of the Syriac version of the seven letters, than that the latter is an expansion of the former. Epistle to Polycarp, to the Ephesians and to the Romans: on the left opening Cureton's restored Greek text at the head with the shorter and longer recensions in parallel, on the right the Syriac from his ms a at the head with the longer and shorter Latin versions. For the epistle to the Magnesians, Trallians, Philadelphians and Smyrnians: the shorter and longer Greek recensions on the left, the longer and shorter Latin on the right. Fragments of `Other Ignatian epistles, not mentioned by Eusebius' include epistles from and to Maria Cassobolita, to the Tarsians, to the Antiochians, to Hero the Deacon and to the Philippians, in parallel Greek and Latin; to John Apostle and Evangelist I-II and to S. Mary the Virgin, in Latin only. -- Testimonies respecting St. Ignatius, and extracts from the Ignatian epistles as cited by various authors down to the tenth century, p. [158]-195 -- Passages from the Ignatian epistles, and extracts from various writers respecting St. Ignatius, in Syriac, p. [196]-225 -- English translation from the Syriac, p. [226]-55 -- Excerpta Ignatiana Aethiopice, p. [256]-62, Ethiopic and Latin on facing pages -- Notes, p. [263]-363, with Syriac text of the Epistle to the Tarsians, obtained by the British Museum in 1847, p. 363-65. [ DR - 3 ]  £135.00

[092877] Justin Martyr (ed. By Johann Carl Theodor Otto, 1816-1897 ). S. Iustini Philosophi Et Martyris Opera Quae Feruntur Omnia : Ad Optimos Libros Mss.Partim Nondum Collatos Recensuit Prolegomenis Adnotatione Versione Instruxit Indices Adiecit / Ioann. Carol. Theod. Otto . Opera Iustini indubitata (5 parts). Mauke, ( Corpus apologetarum Christianorum saeculi secundi ; vol. 1-5 ) editio altera. Friederich Mauke, Jena, 1847-1850, second edition, five volumes bound in two, 1786 pp. + 4 facsimiles, size 22 x 14 cm. approx., complete works of the early Christian writer, Justin Martyr, giving parallel texts in Greek and Latin, accompanied by commentary in footnotes. Full calf Leather binding, , showing some signs of wear but generally robust, front and rear covers double-ruled in gilt on all four sides with gilt floral ornament in each corner, forming a rectangular panel, further gilt patterning of lines and dots along cover edges; gilt titles on labels on spines, with five raised bands, each having a line of gilt (now somewhat eroded) above and below; head and tail bands intact; cover surfaces have many spots of a darker colour (possibly from old ink stains), also there are scuff marks, particularly on the spines, and there is some wear to the cover corners and edges of both vols., and at head and tail of spine on vol. 2; apart from the upper joint of vol. 2, the joints remain strong; end papers brown; pages edged in pale red along fore-edge and lower-edge, and in brown along upper-edge; front end paper of each volume has bookplate, partly defaced, of Thomas Raffles D.D., L.L.D. (1788-1863, Congregationalist minister) with his coat of arms, partly covered by what appears to be the remains of a bookplate of the Congregational College Library, Manchester, accompanied by the former library shelf mark of "G.9.H"; text is clean and unmarked throughout, apart from slight foxing on just a few pages. Rare book. No copy of this edition in the British Library. ? Justin was born around 100 (both his birth and death dates are approximate) at Flavia Neapolis (ancient Shechem, modern Nablus) in Samaria (the middle portion of Israel, between Galilee and Judea) of pagan Greek parents. He was brought up with a good education in rhetoric, poetry, and history. He studied various schools of philosophy in Alexandria and Ephesus , joining himself first to Stoicism, then Pythagoreanism, then Platonism, looking for answers to his questions. While at Ephesus, he was impressed by the steadfastness of the Christian martyrs, Justin became a Christian, but he continued to wear the cloak that was the characteristic uniform of the professional teacher of philosophy. His position was that pagan philosophy, especially Platonism, is not simply wrong, but is a partial grasp of the truth, and serves as "a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ." He engaged in debates and disputations with non-Christians of all varieties, pagans, Jews, and heretics. He opened a school of Christian philosophy and accepted students, first at Ephesus and then later at Rome. He was tried before the Roman prefect Rusticus, refused to renounce Christianity, and was put to death by beheading along with six of his students, one of them a woman. A record of the trial, probably authentic, is preserved, known as The Acts of Justin the Martyr. [ DR 3 ]  £65.00

[092947] Smith, Edward Herbert ,. Poems,/original / and / translated by E.H. Smith, A.B. Incubent / of Killamarsh.. Manuscript written in ink measuring 189 x 285 mm ] [6] 147 [5] pp., The manuscript starts with the index and then with The Philosophic Traveller or a Review of the Globe. A poem, translated from Bruguière de Sorsum, by Edward Herbert Smith. With the translator's preface explaining that he translated this from Le Voyageur , with the exception of the paragraph on Botany Bay, added by himself. Then followed by Argument of the following poem then followed by the translation itself pp. 1-11, the followed by Note on Lapérouse pp. 12-13 and dated at the end of page 13: Caen, Septr, Cheltenham, October 1824. Followed by poems translated from such poets like Desbarreaux (dated Southsea, Oct. 1821) followed by Smith's own poems on pages 15 - 152. The texts are often corrected, crossed out etc. by Smith. Published texts by this author include: Samuel Bochart. Recherches sur la Vie et les Ouvrages de cet Auteur Illustre. Mémoire." by Edward-Herbert Smith (Caen, 1833 ) [ Brugnière, Antoine André Baron de Sorsum ( 1773-1823 ) was general secretary of the war ministry in the Kingdom of Westfalia and personal secetary of King Jérôme Bonaparte. He became a baron of the Empire in 1812. He translated Roderic by Thomas Southern in 1820. Bound in full calf, gilt decorations on treh spine, binding rather worn. Ex libris pasted to inner front board with motto: VIRTUS INCENDIT VIRES.and initials FLS below the coat of arms ) ( Smythe. ?) marbled end papers. [RL 5/1]  £175.00

[092955] Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Poems, Copyright edition & Ballads and Sonnets Copyright edition. 2 Volumes. (Collection of British Authors Tauchnitz Edition Series. Volumes 1380 and 2098 ) Poems with a memoir of the author by Franz Huffer, 1873, xxvi, 282pp. Ballads and Sonnets with a memoir of the author by Francis Hueffer, 1882, 287pp. Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1873 and 1882. In a splendid full red leatehr binding tooled in gilt on the spines front and rear boards (ask for picture) spines with 5 raised bands. T.e.g. right and bottom edges of the text untrimmed, text only very sl. yellowed and with a few spots on prelims and last pages. A wonderful set (167 x 122 mm. ) [ Dr - 5 ]  £150.00

[093010] Al-Qamus. Arabic-Arabic dictionary, by al-Firuzabadi. no date, (16th - 17th century) Philological dictionary in manuscript, in which the author lists a comparatively small number of root words, then proceeds their pronunciation and the meanings and Qur'anic references associated with them. This is the work of a scholar for scholars, and was not intended for general reference use. At least three different people have had a hand in inscribing the work, on various qualities of paper. The first fifty pages are of the best quality, displaying the finest calligraphy in the manuscript. The manuscript was possibly made in Egypt, and is almost certainly a copy of an earlier manuscript. The scribe's identity is unknown. Usually one can find the scribe's name on the verso of the title page, or at the end of the manuscript, whereas here the title page is mounted, which possibly conceals the name. The manuscript also finishes with a prayer for the scribe, the owner, and anyone who reads the book - not with the scribe's name. Small folio, full red embossed calf in frayed leather slip-case  £1,250.00

[093038] L'Abbe Prévost. Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux, préface par Guy de Maupassant.. 225 illustrations by Maurice Leloir of which the 12 water colours were engraved by Louis Ruet and he 212 text illustrations engraved by Jules Huyot. Typographic design by Victor Darantiere. The printing of the 12 water colours by Malherbe et Cie. 2 etchings printed by Charles Wittmann. Paris Charles Tallandier, 1898, XXII, [1] 207pp., black and white frontispiece, Every page has a small engraved illustration at the top and a red border around the text. The 2 etchings are foxed at the top and on reverse, text v. sl. yellowed esp. at the edges. Half vellum binding with gilt titling on the spine, also vellum corners [ RL IV-3 ]  £35.00

[093039-1] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. The Hobbit.. Illustrated by Alan Lee. Published by Harper Collins exclusively for Hatchard's of London in 1997 in a limited edition signed by the illustrator to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original publication of The Hobbit. In a quarter leather binding in slip-case. Gilt lettering on spine. Splendid copy in new condition. numbered copy. One of only 600 issued.  £375.00

[093121] WARNER, Francis,. Nightingales: poems 1985-1996. ISBN: 0861404025. Colin Smythe, 1997, [12],105,[3] pp; No. 7 of 500 copies, signed by the author. This edition marked the publisher Colin Smythe's twenty years as Francis Warner's publisher, years which include his publication of thirteen books by him (as well as a number of books about his work), This book also marked the poet's sixtieth birthday, containing poems written since those published in Collected Poems 1960-1984, together with lyrics from recent plays. This fine edition was designed by Michael Mitchell, set in Lutetia Italic type, and printed in three colours throughout and embellished with real gold-leaf motifs in a limited edition of 500 signed and numbered copies on mould-made Velin Arches rag paper by the Libanus Press, Marlborough. It was bound by Brian Settle of Smith Settle, Otley, in quarter vellum with boards covered by paste paper made by Victoria Hall of Norwich. [ dr M ]  £35.00

[093138-8] Clairmont, Christoph W.. Classical Attic Tombstones. 8 Text Volumes and One Plate Volume. Introductory volume; Volumes I - IV Catalogue volumes; Volume V Prosopography; Volume VI Indexes; AND the Supplementary Volume to Classcial Attic Tombstones 1993-1995, text: about 3000pp., and more than 2000 b/w illustrations in the plate volume.. the supplement has 122pp., and over 150 b/w illustrations. Hardbacks. 2 volumes have hardly noticeable bumped corners to 2 of the volumes.  £145.00

[093138-9] Clairmont, Christoph W.. Classical Attic Tombstones. Volume 1. Catalogue vol. 1: 1-23, 100-358, 0.500 -1.999 , 520pp. hardback as new  £12.50

[093174] Kett, Henry, (Revd.). The flowers of wit, or, A choice collection of bon mots, both antient and modern; with biographical and critical Remarks. 2 volumes bound on one. 1st ed. London: printed for Lackington, Allen, and Co., 1814. : 12mo: XXIV, 216; 220pp., half dark green leather binding with 4 raised bands, title and decor. in gilt on spine, marbled paper covered boards. Ex-libris of Jacob Ley, Student of Ch. Ch. (Christ Church ) and vicar of St. Mary , Magdalene Oxford A.D. MDCCCXLVII. leather of the spine sl. creassed/cracked. ? Kett was author of some didactic works and books for children, The Revd. Jacob Ley was a friend of Lewis Carroll's father and Lewis Carroll (Dodgson) stayed with Ley after arriving in Oxford on 24 January 1851 [ DR 1 ]  £65.00

[AZ091] Vetus Testamentum. He Palaia Diatheke kata tous Hebdomekonta = Vetus Testamentum ex versione Septuaginta interpretum : juxta exemplar Vaticanum ex editione Holmesii et Lamberti Bos. Editio Nova. Londini : In ædibus Valpianis. Venit apud Longman et soc.; Baldwin et soc.; Whittaker et soc. ... [& 4 other firms], [1829?] [3] 908pp., COPAC DESCRIBES AS FOLLOWS: An edition of the Sixtine text [originally published Rome, 1587], reprinted apparently from the editions of L. Bos [publ. Franequerae, 1709] and Holmes-Parsons [publ. Oxonii, 1798-1827]. The title is not dated. Horne and others give the date as 1819; if this is correct, the editor ... cannot have used more than the first two volumes of the Holmes-Parsons edition, since the third appeared in 1823 ... The book seems to have been reissued more than once, and certainly some copies are later than 1819" (D. & M.) Reference: Darlow & Moule 4791. The first 6 words of the title are in Greek script. This issue included advertisement for the Classical Journal for June 1829, as "just published", so probably was published in that year. Contents: p. [i]-iv, title-page and list of books; p. [1]-905, Greek text (printed in 2 columns, without notes);, the advertisements, pp. 907-908 are missing. Other Names: Bos, Lambert, 1670-1717, Holmes, Robert, 1748-1805. In full red calf leather binding, finely gilt-decorated on spine and boards. Gilt edges all around. 4 lines written in ink on f.e.p. and one line on last blank. First 4 pp. foxed, leather of the corners and top/bottom spine rubbed. Altogether a fine copy of this rare edition. Our copy: [4] 905pp., lacks the 2 pages with adverts, [ DL I/3 ]  £55.00

[F0008] ELUARD, P.,. Poésie involontaire et poésie intentionelle.. .., Paris, Seghers, 1963; 77pp.; orig. red printed wrappers with black and white lettering and a design by Jean Lurcat on the front cover; edges of wrps sl. worn. * First edition. paper, in protective transparent cellophane  £35.00

[F0010] EDWARD VIII, (1894-1972). King of Great Britain and Ireland; later Duke of Windsor.. Signed Photograph Dated Oxford 1914.. Original Photograph Taken By the Oxford Photographers Gillman & Co. Signed Edward and dated Oxford, 1914. and was presented to Mr. Frederick Thornton, the proprietor of our bookshop at the time . the then Prince of Wales was a regular customer of the bookshop. the photograph is presented behind glass in an oak frame headed by a small crown (sl. damaged) and the prince's motto Ick dien. Measurements: 199 x 255 mm inside the frame. With an oak back panel and hinged stand. A very rare early photograph, the prince was 18 years old at the time. After he succeeded his father, King George V, on January 20, 1936. On December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne, proclaiming to the people of Britain, "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." He was never crowned; his reign lasted 325 days. In 1937, Edward was created Duke of Windsor and married Wallis Simpson. Forwarding by DHL only, please ask for details of cost of this. Payment exclusively by bank transfer. credit card orders will be automatically rejected.  £975.00

[F0025] HOFFMANN, E.T.A.,. Die Maske. Ein Singspiel in 3 Akten (1799).. Aufgefunden und zum ersten Male veroeffentlicht von Friedrich Schnapp. Berlin, Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 1923; 4to; 150pp., incl. c.30pp. of music, with plates; orig. illus. vellum-backed bds; bds and edges of text v. sl. browned, corners worn. * No. 417 of an edition of 1000 copies. First edition. bound ? Hoffmann's first composition and libretto, Voerster p. 38  £22.50

[F0029] Zimmern, Helen. The Epic of Kings Stories Retold From Firdusi .. T. Fisher Unwin, 1882 folio, With two etchings by L.Alma Tadema, one of which is the frontispiece and a prefatory poem by Edmund W. Gosse. In cream cloth binding decorated with blue centre panel bordered by brown frame embossed onto cream cloth front cover, with titling and gilt and red floral decorations in gilt, , bevelled edges. Persian lettering in the centre of the blue panel. Woodcut chapter initials and vignettes to chapter endings. Also gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. The binding is soiled and the bottom and top of the spine bent. Text in fine condition, large paper edition. [ Abu- al-Qa-sem H.asan ibn Ali- Ferdowsi- ] postage for 3.5 KG  £35.00

[F0030] Azimi, Iftikhar [ translated by ] illustrated by Richard Kennedy. The Garden of the Night - a selection of 26 Sufi Poems. The Whittington Press , 1979, approximately 70 unnumbered pages illustrated with numerous line drawings Limited Edition of 240 copies of which this is number XXVI of the 35 copies full bound in Nigerian goatskin by Weatherby Woolnough, with Whittington marbled endpapers. Accompanied by a loosely inserted signed etching by Richard Kennedy. (2 edges of this sl. browned) The edition is signed by Kennedy and Azimi. Hand-set in 24-point Caslon and printed at the press by John and Rosaliond Randle and Miriam Macgregor on B.F.K. mouldmade paper. The calligraphy is drawn by Noor Shafiqi and Faizal Hasan Deobandi, and the calligraphy and illustrations printed at the Senecio press. The front board has a Kennedy design embossed and the spine has the title in gilt lettering. A splendid book, the leather of the spine slightly discoloured and the edges of the loose etching a bit browned. In slip-case. Now very rare.  £225.00

[F0034] Shakespeare, William - Whittington Press. Sonnets. Illustrated with wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. in three-quarter red morocco. The Acorn Press, 1982 One of an edition of 350 copies printed at the Whittington Press. Each sonnet is preceded by one of Weissenborn's fine coloured wood engravings. Weissenborn, a German-born artist, immigrated to England in 1939 and illustrated fifteen books for the Whittington Press. An exquisite edition The press printed this volume on loose sheets for the Acorn press and these were bound into full red leather by special order only at the time. .  £375.00

[F0039] Loofft, Marcus,. Nieder-saechsisches Koch-Buch oder siebenhundert und zehn Anweisungs-Regeln. Iversen, wornach alle und jede, sowohl kostbare, als ordinaire Speisen praepariret, auch einige Garten-Früchte getrocknet und eingemacht werden können, nebst 52 Regeln von den nöthigsten nöthigsten Confituren fuer die Liebhaber mit aller Aufrichtigkeit verfertiget. Sechszehnte verbesserte Ausgabe. Lubeck, bei Iversen und Compagnie, 1794, 542pp., text browned throughout, staining mostly marginal . In new dark brown half calf leather binding red marblled paper covered boards and end papers.  £75.00

[F0046] CORBIERE, Tristan, .. Les Amours Jaunes.. La Haye-Paris, Stols, 1947. No. 203 of a limited edition of 667 copies. One of the finest Stols editions, text in 2 colours, XV, 270pp. Uncut. Rare edition.,Set in "Lutetia" and printed by Boosten & Stols on fine Buhrmann paper, the eleventh book by the eminent typpographer Stols in his Halcyon press. . Chapter initials and page headers in blue and orange. A fine now rare book with the introduction by G.Jean-Aubry. Cloth in original dust jacket Good condition. ep sl. browned by d/j. roy8vo.  £45.00

[F0052] Adams, Frank,. the Beautiful Book of Nursery Rhymes Stories and Pictures.. Blackie & son, n.d. [1928] 4to., with numerous plates in fine colours and some b/w. a fine copy, very rare in this condition, a few pp. have v. light foxing, the binding is also very good, gilt titling on the spine and black lettering to front board, no d/j.  £45.00

[F0065] MOORE, George,. Ulick and Soracha.. The Nonesuch Press, 1926. 286pp.; bound in cream publ. cl. with gilt title on spine ; d. w. ; copper plate engraving by Stephen Gooden. Pages untrimmed ; Edition limited to 1255 copies printed on Japon vellum paper of which this is number 66 signed by the author. Fine in original vellum d.j.with a design printed in red by Marion V. Dorn. Untrimmed. The dj. is 1/2" shorter than book, we have seen this feature on other Moore titles published by the press..2cm at bottom and top of the spine sl. discoloured, o/w v. good condition. * Signed First Edition.  £9.50

[F0083] GRASWINCKEL, D. (Introduced and edited by G. Gossaert). De Vierlingen van den Heer van Pybrac uit het Frans in het Nederlands en in het Latijn vertaald door. Mr. D. Graswinckel.. Utrecht, Stichting De Roos, 1955, XLVIII, 136, (4) p., text edges untrimmed, (these edges are very sl. spotted) . --- Set in Lutetia, Open-Kapitelen en Romanee by J. van Krimpen. Printed in red and black on Eenhoorn Propatria Antiek paper.. Typogr. en cover design by Aldert Witte. Printed for members of the Dutch bibliophile society Stichting 'De Roos'.Number 173 of an edition of 175 numbered copies. in red cloth with gilt titling and decorative border on boards, fine Texts in French, Latin and Dutch. An early translation of the Quatrains by Guy du Faur seigneur de Pibrac.  £12.00

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

[F0089] Giraudoux, Jean. Provinciales.. Emile-Paul, (Oeuvres volume 1 ) Paris, Editions Émile-Paul Frères, 1927, numbered copy. number 497 of 3000 copies. paperback, text pages sl. yellowed. Unique copy with a handwritten and signed dedication by Giraudoux on the half title.  £125.00

[F0094] ALDIN, Cecil. Zoo Babies. Pictured by.... With Short Interviews by G. E. Farrow. Hodder, Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton. London. n.d. 4to. [1907] [inscription in pencil on half title: Dominica (i.e. Professor Dominica Legge, later the noted mediaevalist ) with best birthday wishes & love from auntie Bella, March 26th /08 ]. Orig. green pictorial paper covered boardsd with orange titling featuring a bear dressed as a baby, green backstrip. 24 colour plates by Aldin. Corners rubbed. Some foxing here and there throughout the text and plates , hinges weak, some pages nearly loose, it looks as if the book has been previously repaired with translucent strips attached to pages near the hinges, some of these strips are loose or have been torn. o/w contents good to very good  £75.00

[F0123] Aseev, N.,. Izbran'. Stikhi 1912 - 1922.. Moskva -Peterburg Krug, 1923, (edition of 3000 copies) Orig. printed paper covers, corner of rear cover expertly repaired. With a cover design printed in black and orange by A. Rodchenko. Aseev, futurist poet and member of LEF. Aleksander Mikhailovich Rodchenko ( 1891 -1956) Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. One of the founders of constructivism and Russian design and one of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to emerge after the Russian Revolution. library marking on rear cover. covers foxed, with damp stains, split spine lacks 3 cm at the top and 2 cm at the bottom. No card sale or cheque for this title, payment only by bank transfer  £235.00

[F0124] BRIK O[sip]., E. Polivanov, Viktor Shklovskii, B.M. Eikhenbaum, Lev Yakubinskii. Poetika. Sbornik po teorii poeticheskogo yazyka.. . [ poetics. Collection of Articles on Theory of Poetical Language ]. First Edition. Petrograd, 1919. Softcover. 7 x 9 in. 168, [2] pp. 2 parts . in one, 22 cm. Contents: Part I. Viktor Shklovskii : Potebnya / L.P. Yakubinskii : -- O poeticheskom glossemosochetanii / Viktor Shklovskii: O poezii i zaumnom yazyke / E.P. Polivanov O zvukovykh zhestakh yaponskogo yazyka / L.P. Yakubovskii: O zvukakh stikhotvornogo yazyka / L.P. Yakubovskii: Skoplenie odinakovykh plavnykh / Osip Brik : Zvukovye povtory / Part II. Viktor Shklovskii: Iskusstvo kak priem / Viktor Shklovskii : Svyaz priemov syuzhetoslozheniya c obshchimi priemami stilya / B.M. Eikhenbaum: Kak sdelana "Shinel" / Brik, Osip (1888-1945): Russian Soviet writer, play-writer, literary critic. Co-founder of LEF . The book has yellowed pages, the loose front cover is soiled and a bit frayed with a name and date in ink in the right top corner. The rear cover lacks a piece in the bottom left corner just outside the printed frame around publisher's advert. No Spine, book held together with 2 staples. This is Mikhail Zoshchenko's copy with his autograph ZOSHCHENKO in the right top corner of the title page. LC call number PN1047.P63 1919. A unique copy.  £395.00

[F0125] Kruchenykh, Alexei E.. Zaumnyi iazyk U: Seifullinoi, Vs. Ivanova, Leonova, Babelia, I. Sel'vinskogo, A. Veselogo, i dr. kniga 127-ya. Oblozhka I kontsovni V. Kulaginoi-Klutsis. (Avto-keilografiya) Moskva , Izdanie Vserossiiskogo Soiuza Poetov, 1925. 59, [5]pp. 2 tailpieces by Kulagina. In original wrappers with the typographic cover design, printed in red and black, and two tailpieces in the text, printed in black, by Valentina Kulagina (1902-1987). See Compton 1917 - 1934: Kulagina designed a cover for Kruchenykh's book 'Transrational Language' ('Zaumnyi iazyk) which makes a good stylistic comparison with Rodchenko's design for Mayakovsky's poem 'Mayakovsky Smiles, Mayakovsky Laughs, Mayakovsky Jeers'.... She purposely made some of the title appear 'out of key' by allowing some letters to read out of register where the background colour changes from red to black, thus emphasizing their meaning. In contrast, Rodchenko strove to convey the greatest possible sense of order in his carefully spaced lettering... covers sl. frayed, some foxing in the text, rear cover soiled and with library stamp and marking in ink. Text stapled. MOMA 599; Getty 392; Compton: 1917-1934, p. 79f. (full-page illus. 42)  £235.00

[F0129] Eikhenbaum, Boris.. MELODIKA RUSSKOGO LIRICHESKOGO STIKHA. [On the cover: MELODIKA STIKHA Peterburg: OPOYAZ, 1922, 200pp., 12mo., First (and the only) edition, in protected wrappers, spine sl. damaged at top and bottom, text browned as is usual. ? Boris Michailovich Eichenbaum, or Boris Mikhailovich Eikhenbaum, Russian: Boris Michajlovic( E.jchenbaum (October 4./October 16, 1886, Voronezh - November 2, 1959, Leningrad) was a Russian and Soviet literary scholar, and historian of Russian literature  £175.00

[F0137] Gollerbakh, E[rikh]. Gorod muz : Detskoe Selo kak literaturnyi simvol i pamyatnik byta. Leningrad, izdanir avtora, 1927, 95pp. : illustrated with 121 x 94 mm., Cover design and silhouettes by G. I. Narbut a.o. first edition, one of 275 copies (total edition was 300) includes list of illustrators and publisher's book list at the end. Spine repaired.  £75.00

[F0140] Brown, Michelle P., (commentary). The Holkham Bible Picture Book. 2 Volumes.. Over 150 pictures painted with exquisite tinted washes forms an entirely unique picture bible and creates a fascinating view of a medieval artist's personal devotion. Half bound in blue leather with buckram sides printed with diaperwork pattern. Separate leather title label blocked with a design by David Eccles in gold, red and blue. Gilded on all three edges, with a ribbon marker. Printed on Swiss made Furioso paper. Presented together with the Commentary volume by Professor Michelle P. Brown in a buckram bound solander box with a leather title label. Over 150 images, 84 manuscript pages. Book size: 11" x 8". A unique manuscript, recreated in all its original glory in an exclusive facsimile edition limited to 1,750 numbered copies. 'If I make it true and God grants me life, never will you see another such book'. The artist's opening prayer has been triumphantly realised: he has brought popular scenes from the Bible to life in a manner that had never been achieved before nor has been since. Dramatic composition, delicate colouring and a humorous personal touch combine to make this a unique vision of the Bible and of the medieval age which produced it. The Holkham Bible abounds with details from the medieval world, A picture of medieval London , from new developments in technology (a jointed visor, ships depicted with innovatory rudders and bow sprits) to familiar London landmarks in the Middle Ages. The centre of medieval manuscript production was Paternoster Row, beneath the spire of St Paul's (the medieval cathedral spire was taller than Wren's dome), and this is depicted by the artist when the devil tempts Christ to throw himself from the temple. Immediately afterwards Satan takes Christ to a high place, which seems to be the earliest depiction of Hampstead Heath with its newly acquired windmill. The entire book hums with the hubbub of city life, but underneath this delight in bustle runs a sincere dion that reminds the viewer of the enormous appetite for and popularity of sermons, miracle plays and religious frescoes among medieval audiences. Instead of gilding in silver and gold, the artist has chosen to use a form of tinted wash which was popular in earlier manuscripts, but had almost disappeared in favour of heavier ornamentation. The subtlety and naturalistic poses are more reminiscent of the developments in fresco painting which were sweeping Italy than of the stylised figures of medieval illumination. The depiction of drapery, textiles and clothing throughout the manuscript is exceptionally well realised, and there are unusual diamond patterned backgrounds (known as diaperwork) with figurative flowers and oak leaves painted in red. In her Commentary, Professor Michelle P. Brown raises some fascinating suggestions, noting similarities to the needlepoint opus anglicarum for which London was famous. The artist uses time lapsed compositions to enhance the dramatic nature of his story û rather as a film storyboard might do. He frequently conflates events into a single image for dramatic impact and to provide a wealth of naturalistic detail. Hence in the depiction of the Creator, overleaf, elements of the third, fifth and sixth days of the creation are presented as it were simultaneously, producing a sumptuous array of birds, beasts and bushes. Words have clearly been added after the painting was finished the reverse of the normal method of manuscript production. Instead of classical Latin, the captions are written in Anglo Norman, with a strong 'franglais' flavour, since English words and phrases occasionally slip in. This provides Michelle Brown with clues to unravel the secret of the book's making in her Commentary. The artist seems to bring a strongly individual approach to which scenes he chooses to paint. Rather than following any known existing model, he combined a mixture of sources: Scripture, entertaining details from the mystery plays, episodes from an Anglo Norman account of Christ's childhood, and Petrus Comestor's influential twelfth century Historia Scholastica. This mixture gives us such appealing scenes as Christ playing on sunbeams as a child and God telling Noah to hurry up with the Ark so that he is forced to finish the top section in wicker rather than wood. There are moments, almost Chaucerian in their bawdy comedy, designed to appeal to a less than 'aristocratic' audience Jesus tricks his master by doing all his work with a miracle and Herod peeps down Salome's skirt as she stands on her hands, her dance turned into a tumbling acrobatic display.  £250.00

[F0141] SHKLOVSKII, VICTOR. ( 1893 - 1984 ). O Mayakovskom. Sov. Pis., Moscow: Sovetsky Pisatel', 1940. First Edition.. brown cloth with titled spine and fron board, design by I. Nikolaevtsev. 223 [1] pp. name and 2 short lines in ink on f.e.p. text yellowed and foxed at the outer edges,small 3mm tear bottom of title page.  £85.00

[F0156-B] ANOUILH, J.,. Nouvelles Pieces Noires.. .., Jezabel. Antigone. Romeo et Jeannette. Medee. Avec un portrait de l'auteur grave au burin par Paul Guimezanes. Paris: La Table Ronde, 1946; 405pp.; cont. half red morocco., spine with raised bands, t.e.g. (by Blaizot), orig. paper wrappers and spine preserved. * One of 800 copies "de tête", with an orig. engraved portrait.. Very sl. rubbing to extremities of spine. Fine volume [ST]  £38.50

[F0157-C] Keill, John ( 1671-1721 ). An introduction to natural philosophy or, philosophical lectures read in the University of Oxford, Anno Dom. 1700. . To which are added, the demonstrations of Monsieur Huygens's theorems, concerning the centrifugal force and circular motion / By John Keill M.D. Savillian Professor of Astronomy, F.R.S. ... Translated from the last edition of the Latin. The second edition. London : printed for J. Senex, W. and J. Innys, J. Osborn, and T. Longman, MDCCXXVI [ 1726 ], xii,306pp. :; 8°. Lacks the final advertisement leaf. Inscr. and smudges in ink on title ,name in ink on first page iii of preface. Text quite bright, but with occas. light soiling. P. 69/70 with heavier brown spot on centre right hand sideTitle page frayed at bottom ( see image) , last 40 pp wwith more marginal browning, and somewhat creased in top inside cornersleaf 305/306 with heavier staining , small hole in the centre not affecting the illustration and frayed sat the bottom. The ornaments are those used by Henry Woodfall. Illustrated with numerous engravings and diagrams. . ** Keill, John 1671-1721, mathematician and astronomer, was born in Edinburgh... He was the deputy to Dr. Millington, Sedleian professor at Oxford, and seems to have joined Christ Church (ib. ii. 26). His lectures were from the first highly successful. They were printed in 1701 under the title "Introductio ad Veram Physicam " and became well known on the continent. Halley is said to have pointed out numerous errors in the first edition, but in a friendly manner. (ib. i. 90). The book was first published in Latin in 1701 Two additional lectures and many corrections were introduced into the second edition, published at Oxford in 1705. Other editions appeared in London in 1715, and at Cambridge in 1741. In a translation into English, published in 1736, Maupertuis, who suggested the venture, appended his theory of the ring of the planet Saturn. The "Introductio" was considered Keill"s "best performance" and it was generally welcomed as an excellent introduction to the "Principia" of Newton He was much Newton's client in the priority dispute with Leibniz. One of few Newton supporters with High Church patronage he was crucial in fighting Cartesianism and mechanical thinking, stating natural theology should be subordinated to the Scripture. His lectures were well regarded with the first translation into English. In a new polished cloth binding with the central leather panel of trhe original binding preserved and recessed in the front board (see image)  £95.00

[F0168] Wilson, Jeremy,. T. E. Lawrence.. National Portrait Gallery, 1988. First Edition, Number 25 of 75 numbered copies signed in white by Wilson on the second black free end paper where he also numbered this copy 25. 4to. Lavishly illustrated with photographs in colour and black-and- white. half morocco and cloth covered boards. . Splendid copy in matching slipcase which has a re-inforced top and tail in the same leather.. ? Published for the centenary exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from December 9, 1988 - March 17, 1989. ¶ T.E. Lawrence is one of the most renowned and enigmatic figures in British 20th century history, famous as much for his exploits during the Arab Revolt (1916-18) and for his literary masterpiece "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" as for his pursuit of obscurity in the ranks in later life. Since his death in 1935 he has frequently been the subject of both extravagant adulation and determined vilification. Published for the National Portrait Gallery's centenary exhibition on Lawrence, the book is written by Lawrence's first authorized biographer, Jeremy Wilson. Reflecting the chronological sequence of the exhibition, the book catalogues and illustrates all the exhibits, which range from the striking drawings and paintings of Lawrence by Augustus John to the dazzling robes and accoutrements presented to him in the desert.  £250.00

[F0170] WYCLIFFE, John (translater),. Saint Matheu.. Tern, St.Matthew's Gospel as translated into Middle English by John Wycliffe, 1380. Transcribed, printed, illustrated & bound by N. and M. Parry. The Tern Press, 1988; slim quarto (11.5 x 8i n); 123pp; with 24 hand-printed colour illustrations, and decorative capitals, printed on T.H.Saunders paper, and bound in white woven linen; fine copy. *Number 47 of a numbered edition limited to 150 copies, signed by Nicholas & Mary Parry. This beautifuly printed & illustrated private press volume is an interpretation of Bodleian MS 183, and leaves the punctuation & spelling unregularised.  £75.00

[F0174] TOLKIEN J R R. The Hobbit or there and back again. .., Allen & Unwin, 1976, the De Luxe edition with colour illustration by Tolkien (with colour added by H.E. Riddett ) see Hammond & Anderson A3o (page 51) Black cloth over boards, with Smaug design stamped in red, silver and gold to front board in gilt, silver , and red. In the original black paper box with label to the front . Maps in red and black to both endpapers and 13 colour plates. Published on 2 September 1976, number of copies unknown. A very fine copy, only the label on the front of the box is a bit dusty/ soiled. the original sl. frayed tissue wrapper still present and complete.  £225.00

[F0176-3] TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,. The Hobbit or There and Back Again. One of the Folio Society's hand numbered limited edition of 1750 copies. Quarter-bound in Moroccan goatskin leather, with sides of hand-woven pure Indian silk. Illustrations drawn by Eric Fraser from original designs by Ingahild Grathmer (pseud. of the Queen of Denmark). Gilded top edges, with ribbon markers. Calligraphy on spines and slipcase by John Andrew. Slipcase bound in full Moroccan goatskin leather, with scalloped edges. (2002 ) Illustrated by Francis Mosley, printed at the Bath Press, 245 pages. An immaculate copy  £375.00

[F0199] Masefield, John. August 1914 & Reynard the Fox; or The Ghost Heath Run 1918. Illustrations by Nicholas Parry Number 19 of a limited edition of forty copies 4to.Tern Press, 2005, Cloth-covered boards with printed label . Set in caslon by Brian Russell , printed on Magnani paper with pencil illustrations . signed by Nicholas and Mary Perry. Fine copy [ DR 2 ]  £85.00

[F0208] Toussaint, Franz. Le jardin des Caresses. Edition Définitive.. ( in the series: Oriente Lux. ) L'édition d"Art H. Piazza , 1921, [6] 148 [1]pp., full blue embossed leather binding t.e.g. Texts in yellow frames printed in black and blue, wood engraved capitals , beautiful coloured miniature frontispiece by Leon Carrre. In the Ex Oriente Lux. series , original wrappers preserved.  £12.50

[F0222-B] Hymn Book. Hamburgisches Gesangbuch fuer den oeffentlichen Gottesdienst und die haeusliche Andacht. Mit Eines Hochedlen und Hochweisen Raths Special Privilegio. Zweite auflage im Verlage des Amts des Buchbinder.. Hamburg, 1843, gedruckt bei Johann August Meißner, . XII, 774, 17, 12pp., . bound in full velvet with brass clasp, All edges gilt , finely embossed. Rear hinge partly split, but book block firmly attached. The last 12 pages contain. Gebete und Andachten in Beziehung auf das heilige Abendmahl.  £35.00

[F0261] POTTER, Beatrix -. CHANGING PICTURES A book of transformation Pictures. One of The Very Earliest Appearances of a Book Illustration by Beatrix Potter. With Six Chromolithographed Dissolving Transformation Pictures. First edition. Small quarto 240 x 190 mm.). [16] pp. With six full-page chromolithographed illustrations, each with the original paper tab to operate slats. Numerous black and white drawings in the text. Original glazed colour pictorial boards with red cloth backstrip. Hinges expertly repaired, endpapers and text slightly browned. Otherwise a fine copy. Children's poems by G.R. Glasgow and Clifton Bingham and dissolving transformation pictures which change when the tab is pulled. The poems include: Changing Pictures,Day Dreams,Tessa and Jacko,Kept In,and Night and Morning. One of the three cover illustrations is by Beatrix Potter. It depicts a rabbit opening the door on a snowy morning to see a gift basket full of carrots and turnips. In 1892 Beatrix Potter had sold a few of her drawings to a firm called Ernest Nister, a German firm of Fine Art Colour Printers with a a London office at 24, St. Bride Street, E.C. In July of that year, when staying at Heath Park, Birnam, near Dunkeld, she had referred to one of these drawings for Nister: I was busy in the morning finishing a drawing of a Jackdaw for Nister & Co. for which, by the way, they have not paid. The jackdaw in question was carrying a set of long-handled brushes and impersonating a sweep. She now [in 1894] wished to offer Nister something more ambitious, and wondered whether her story of Mr. Jeremy Fisher could be made into a booklet (Linder, p. 175). This is one of the very earliest appearances of a book illustration by Beatrix Potter, preceded only by A Happy Pair in 1890. [1893] first edition. Neat inscription in ink on f.ep. inner hinges carefully repaired. the moving illustrations are in very beautiful colours [DR - 3 ] photographs available  £450.00

[F0264-C] GRAY, Thomas [ 1716-1771 ]. The Poems of Gray. a New Edition. Adorned with Plates. London: Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, for F. J. Du Roveray, Great St. Helens; and sold by J. Wright, Piccadilly; and T. Hurst, Paternoster-Row. 1800. XXX,162,[2]pp., 6 plates, Complete with the half-title and final one-page publisher's booklist . the plates are sl. foxed and thgis has occasionally offset to previous and following pages, an occasional spot here and there in the text, o/w a very good copy bound in half vellum which has some brown spots and is generally darkened, leather title label and edges worn. the boards are covered in marbled paper which is also sl. worn/rubbed. ex-libris pasted to inside front panel. ¶ ** Thomas Gray is generally considered the second most important poet of the eighteenth century (following the dominant figure of Alexander Pope) and the most disappointing. It was generally assumed by friends and readers that he was the most talented poet of his generation, but the relatively small and even reluctantly published body of his works has left generations of scholars puzzling over the reasons for his limited production and meditating on the general reclusiveness and timidity that characterized his life.  £85.00

[F0272-C] Van Der Post, Laurens. The Heart of the Hunter. Hogarth Press, 2nd impression 1961. Page edges dusty/sl. marked, red cloth binding with bumped corners and top/bottom spine the latter also sl. sunned, soiled unclipped dustwrapper frayed and worn at edges and corners, small tears at bottom and top of d/j. . With a long handwriiten dedicationto a Margaret Donington Powell in ink by her loving and ever grateful Oswald followed by good wishes from the author, dated May 6, 1962, in a sl. different colour of ink. signed in full Laurens van der Post. [DR-M]  £9.50

[F0274] Ireland, John,. HOGARTH ILLUSTRATED, FROM HIS OWN MANUSCRIPTS Compiled and arranged from the originals;. 3 Volumes.. The third edition corrected. J.N. Boydell and G. and W. Nicoll, 1806-1812, Introduction, index to the plates volume I, CXXII,237; Index to plates volume II, 379; volume 3: XIV, 370pp., profusely illustrated with plates, in full rebacked polished calf leather , decorated spine with 5 raised bands, inside hinges re-inforced with linen strips, boards sl. worn/scratched, stains to plates in volume 2, mostly to the tops or top corners. silk page markers.  £115.00

[F0355] SHAGINYAN,M.. Orientalia.. Izd-e 4-e dopoln. Oblozhka Raboty Sar'yana. Izd.Br.Unanovykh, 1918; 73pp., In new boards, original front cover pasted back to front. [half title brittle,]  £15.00

[F0372] Scarron, [Paul] Monsieur, [1610-1660 ]. Oeuvres de Scarron. 12 Volumes. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigeé & augmenteé. 12 volumes, 12mo., Paris : Chez David père, Durand, Pissot, 1752. Imprint in colophon of volume 1: De l'imprimerie de Le Breton, 1750. Full calf with finely gilt decorated spines, 5 raised bands , red title labels. A fine set, one volume has some damage to bottom of the spine. other spines with occ. sl. worn tops and/or bottoms.  £95.00

[F0393] Hegenitius, Gotfridus, Abraham Ortelius & Johannes Vivianus. Itinerarium Frisio-Hollandicum, et abr. Ortelii Itinerarium Gallo-Brabanticum. In quibus quae visu, quae lectu digna.. Lugd. Batavor. (= Leiden), Ex officina Elzeviriana (Bonaventura and Abraham), 1630. 177, (8), 183-343 , (16) pp., 24mo.Title in red and black. with the famous Elzevier printer"s device on the title page, With occasional woodcut tailpieces. This is Gotfridus Hegenitius"s description of his journey to Groningen, Friesland and Holland during the years 1626-7. This is a volume in the series res Republicae. ? see: Willems 330, Jacobsen Jensen 35. in new full calf leather binding red printed title label. [ dr 5 ]  £175.00

[F0394] Adrien de LaVieuville d'Orville Comte de Vignacourt]. La comtesse de Vergi, nouvelle historique, galante & tragique. Par Mr L. C. D. V .. A Paris, chez Jean-Antoine Robinot; MDCCXXII [1722] first edition. ]. Woodcut ornaments in the text. Text v. sl. browned throughout. Pp. 30 - 34 with small rusty spot in right hand margin whch has caused tiny hole in right margin of pp. 31/32; First and last leaves rather browned. This work was printed simultaneously by three printers. All issues were identical and published at the same time by agreement between these three printers. A historical novel set in the reign of Philippe Auguste (1165-1223). It appeared in English as The tragical history of the Chevalier de Vaudray and the Countess de Vergi (1726) while the French text was later reprinted as part of the Bibliothèque de campagne. Cioranescu 63387; Gay I, 647; Jones 34; COPAC lists a single copy of a 1722 edition (Taylorian, Oxford), which bears the imprint "Chez Jean Pepingué" but identically paginated; OCLC/RLIN list copies at University of Florida ("Robinot" imprint, otherwise identical) and University of Delaware ("Pepingué"). Paris: Jean Musier, 1722. Added notes Bibl. Nationale: La Comtesse de Vergi, nouvelle historique, galante et tragique, par Mr L. C. D. V. Paris : J.-A. Robinot, 1722. Description matérielle : In-12, pièces limin., 255 p. et privilège Note(s) : Oeuvre attribuée au comte de Vignacourt par Barbier et Quérard, et au comte Nicolas-Joseph de Vaudrey par Dunod de Charnage. - Par le Cte de Vaudrey, d'après Dunod de Charnage ; par le Cte de Vignacourt, d'après Barbier. - Voir à l'article Vignacourt (Adrien de La Vieuville d'Orville, Cte de) les rééditions de cet ouvrage. in new full calf leather binding, 5 raised bands, no titling on spine. [ Dr 2 ]  £75.00

[F0420] HATTO, A.T. [ed.],. The Memorial Feast The Memorial Feast for Kokotoy-Khan (Kokotoydun asi): A Kirghiz Epic Poem. [London Oriental Series Vol.33]. Oxford, 1977; xvi, 283pp.; orig. cl., d.w.; short tears in d.w.. * Apart from the tears in the d.w., an excellent copy, warmly inscribed by the editor in 1977. Edited for the first time from a copy of the unique manuscript, with translation and commentary. An edition and translation of, along with extensive commentary on, the earliest Kirghiz oral traditional epic extant, a poem which "bears witness to a pithy and at times ornate bardic style with well-worn, beautifully structured epithets and other formulae..." (p. 90). Demonstrates that the existing manuscript is a fair copy of a field record made by Valikhanov, documents parallel passages, and includes (Appendix 8, pp. 269-70) remarks by Radlov on oral performance and improvisation. Notes also Parry's debt to Kirghiz oral poetry and to Radlov (1885) in particular. ? Arthur Thomas Hatto, F. B. A., was born in London in 1910 and was educated at Dulwich College (1923-27) and King?s College, London (1927-32). While Lektor für Englisch at the University of Bern he made his edition of a pre-Lutheran German translation of the Apocalypse, for which he was awarded the M. A. with Distinction of London University (1934). From an Assistant Lectureship in German at King?s College (1939), he was appointed Reader (1946), then Professor of German Language and Literature in the University of London (1953) until his retirement (1977). He served as a Governor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, gave the Foundation Day Lecture there (Shamanism and Epic Poetry in Northern Asia, 1970) and was elected an Honorary Fellow (1981). [ DL 3/5]  £85.00

[F0421] GOLDSMITH, Lewis.. The Crimes of Cabinets; or a Review of their Plans and Aggressions for the Annihilation of the Liberties of France and the dismemberment of her territories. With illustrative anecdotes military and political.. London, for and sold by the Author. 1801 First edition, [2] viii, 315 (1) pp.,in a new half leather binding with marbled paper covered boards, older (original ?) title label pasted back to spine. text paper darkened and with occas. foxing ? Lewis Goldsmith (c.1763, probably Richmond, Surrey January 6, 1846, Paris) was an Anglo-French publicist of Portuguese-Jewish extraction. Talleyrand introduced him to Napoleon. Later in 1811 he published Secret History of the Cabinet of Bonaparte and Recueil des manifestes, or a Collection of the Decrees of Napoleon Bonaparte; and in 1812 he published a Secret History of Bonaparte's Diplomacy. He claimed Napoleon then offered him 200,000 [francs?] to discontinue his attacks. In 1815, he published An Appeal to the Governments of Europe on the Necessity of Bringing Napoleon Bonaparte to a Public Trial. [ dr 1 ]  £28.00

[F0636] GOETHE, J.W. Von,. Faust.Eine Tragödie. Erster (-Zweiter) Theil. ( = borth parts in one volume ) Jena, Eugen Diederichs, 1912, Original full vellum binding with gilt titling to spine and front board, complete with the brass clasps attached to the binding with vellum strips. A fine copy. The text, set in Fraktur, is slightly yellowed, f.e.p. with vertical crease, paste downs to inner boards a bit wrinkled which is usual for this title. Rare in this condition [DL ]  £65.00

[F0657] Quarles, Francis.. Enchiridion: containing Institutions Divine, Contemplative. practical. Moral Ethical. Oeconomical. Political.. facsimile of the 1658 edition published by Humphrey Mosley. Charles Baldwin 1822, 16mo, 275, [1]pp., engraved portrait frontispiece = tipped in portrait. BOUND TOGETHER WITH Arthur Warwick: Uniform with the Enchiridion. Spare Minutes; or, Resolved meditations and premeditated resolutions. A new edition (being the tenth) Beautifully printed in royal16mo., with facsimiles of the curious emblematical frontispieces, and the explanatory verses of Francis Quarles & George Withers. Reprint of the 6th edition of 1637 by Charles and Henry Baldwyn, 1821, [16] 120pp., the 2 frontispieces are foxed, 5 cm tear in half title, occas. spotting, new cloth with gilt title on title label. ? ** Quarles (1593-1644) was chronologer to the City of London and secretary to Archbishop Usher in Ireland. He is best remembered for his poetry, characterized by original imagery, striking sentiment, fertility of expression, and a compression of style. Upon the outbreak of the 1644 rebellion in Ireland, he fled to England and was associated with Charles I, and as a consequence, his books and some manuscripts prepared for the press were plundered.  £45.00

[F0674] RASTOUL , [ DE MONGEOT], Alphonse [ Simon ]. Tableau d'Avignon.. Avignon, Rastoul, 1836. First edition. 9 plates of which the frontispiece is a folding map. ( lithographs by Alexandre Jacques Chantron (1771-1842) ) XIV [2] 318pp., rebound in cloth with leather title label with title in gilt. Text only sl. spotted and dusty here and there, end pages darkened, ex-libris Henry Francis Pelham, Camden Professor of ancient history pasted to inside front board, corners bumped. A previous owner has cut off strips measuring about 2 cm in widt from the right edge margins of pages II - XIV and 1 - 16 and again pages 17 - 80 without affecting the text, the strips have also been cut of the 3rd and 4th plate, just touching the printed fame around the images. top margins of the last 2 lvs repaired. RARE BOOK [ dl v/1 ]  £45.00

[F0687-B] French revolution - J.P. RABAUT [DE SAINT ETIENNE ] , [1743-1793]: & Charles LACRETELLE et al.. Précis historique de la Révolution Française 6 Volumes and Related Volumes. The set consists of: Précis historique de la Révolution française. Nouvelle edition , 6 volumes. Paris, Chez Treuttel et Würtz, libraires, Strasssbourg/Londres 1806 - 1822. Consisting of I:Assemblée Constituante. Suivi de Réflexions politiques sur les circonstances. Par J. P. Rabaut, 1822, 444,LXXVpp., and 6 engravings after J.M. Moreau-( On the spine it reads: Revolution francaise - Precis Tome I 1774 - 1791 - Louis XVI Assemblee Constituante. J.P. Rabaut) II:Assemblée législative, par Lacretelle Jeune.. 1821, 432, . XXXIV, 2 engravings after F. Bertaux- III-IV: Convention nationale, Par Lacretelle Jeune. 4ieme edition, 1816. 2 volumes, CXXXVI,-332 + 476pp., and 4 engravings after F. Bertaux. V-VI: Directoire exécutif, par Lacretelle Jeune. 2 volumes,Vol. 1: Troisième édition. 1815, CLX,322pp., -Vol. 2, 1806, 394-CCXVpp., and 4 engravings after Bertaux (finished by Bovinet.) . AND Poesies revolutionnaires et contre-revolutionnaires, ou recueil, classe par epoques, des hymnes, chants guerriers, chansons republicains, odes, satires, cantiques des missionaires, etc., etc., Les plus remarquables qui ont parues depuis trente ans. 2 volumes. Paris, Librairie Historique 1821, [2]316; 276pp., AND Conside?rations sur les inte?re?ts du Tiers-E?tat ; suivies d'autres e?crits. Précédées d'une notice sur sa vie,par M. le Cte. De Boissy-d'Anglais. Paris : Kleffer, 1826.XXXVI, 233pp., AND Événements de Paris, des 26, 27, 28 et 29 juillet 1830 ; par plusieurs témoins oculaires. Sixieme edition, continuée jusqu'au serment de Louis-Philippe 1er, et augmentée de la Charte, avec l'indication comparée des nouvelles modifications, de plusieurs articles intéressants, et de la marche parisienne, de M. Casimir Delavigne, avec la musique. Paris, Audot, 1830,216,12 pages = publisher Audot's catalogue, this volume is printed on 3 different papers, the first 72 pages on blue paper. BOUND WITH: Procès des ex-ministres: Relation exacte et détaillée, contenant tous les débats et plaidoyers recueillis par les meilleurs sténographes, les interrogatoires des accuses,. les dépositions des témoins, etc. Volume 1. 2nd. Edition, Paris Librairie encyclopedique de Roret, 344pp.,AND the volumes 2 and 3 of this same title Proces des ex-ministres…etc. Volume 2, XVI,308pp 2nd edition, Portrait frontispiece Volume 3 in first edition, 290pp., the publisher promised to send his subscribers the portraits later as these had not been supplied on time. These are not included here. A very rare ensemble in exquisite full calf leather bindings, gilt decorated spines with 4 raised bands and each with 3 green leather title labels, 24mo., size: 90 x 135 mm., together 10 volumes  £195.00

[F0688] Zyprianus, Th. Z.., [ Saint Cyprian]. Des heiligen Th. Z. Zyprianus, Bischofes zu Karthago, und Martyrers sämmtliche ächte Werke.. Übersetzt von Maurus Feyrabend, Benediktiner und Prior des ehedem unmittelbaren freien Reichsstiftes Ottobeurn. Volume 1: 1 Die Briefe - Volume 2: Die Briefe - Volume 3: Die Abhandlungen Volume 4: Schluß der Abhandlungen.4 volumes bound in 2. München, Ignatz Joseph Lentner, 1818, XXIV 278; 216 ; VI 195; 191pp., original marbled paper covered boards with red title labels and gilt titling on spines. small tear in top of front hinge of vol. 1/2; gathering I in vol.3 wrongly bound after gathering M. [st]  £14.50

[F0707] Lucie-Smith Edward. Two Poems of Night. Turret Books, 1972, Quarto, 4 pages handsewn in pictorial covers. The poems are printed by letterpress in two colours at the Trigram Press. This is one of only 100 copies signed both by Edward Lucie-Smith and Ralph Steadman. the total edition was 1000 copies.  £22.50

[F0724] Bewick, Thomas,. A General History of Quadrupeds - The Figures Engraved on Wood By T. Bewick. Thje third edition. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1792, X,483pp., Text foxed / stained throughout, more so on the last 50 pages, tear in pp/ 383/384 and in margin of pp. 321/322 repaired, small piece missing from right bottom title, ssignature erased from top margin of title. in new green calf binding with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. Profusely illustrated with the famous Bewick wood engravings. Well over 200 engr. of animals and over 100 vignettes and tailpieces.  £65.00

[F0766] Gandarias, J.M. de,. Fisiología General y Quimica Biológica. Volume 1: Fisiologí General.. Salamanca 1961, XII,362pp., In a splendid full leather binding, 5 raised bands, richly decorated in gilt on spine and on front and rear boards, small imit. diamonds inlaid on front and rear boards, dentelles on inside of boards, with a full vellum wrapper lined with velvet and with an original drawing of the author in black and red on the front signed Beneitez, 24-2-1961, the small leather strips holding this together partly missing, a gilt dotted pattern has been embossed onto the orange coloured edges all around. This copy specially printed for Professor E.G.T. Liddell and signed in ink below the printed dedication Juan Manuel de Gandarias. The vellum wrapper is sl. soiled with a reddish stain in the centre of the front. a curious binding, overdone even. Probably quite unique. [ DR 2 ]  £65.00

[F0776] LOWBURY, Edward.. New Poems. The Keepsake Press, 1965. First Edition. 8vo. Wrappers. Unpaginated. mumber 129 of 180 numbered copies signed by Lowbury. Handset and printed by Roy Lewis at the Keepsake press. wrappers sl. discoloured at the spine and edges [ DR-M ]  £3.50

[F0804] Kalashnikov, Anatolii( Ivanovich, ( 1930-2007 ). Voi'na i mir : seriia ksilografii po motivam roman L?va Tolstogo / R. I. Kalashnikova / War and peace : a suite of wood engravings based on the book by Leo Tolstoy by Anatolii I. Kalashnikov. ISBN: 0948021292. Vvedenie W. E. Batlera / introduced by W. E. Butler. Society of Wood Engravers, 1991, 64pp., folio, Signed limited edition of 300 copies printed by the Libanus Press. text set in Plantin, bound in red cloth by Smith Settle. Parallel English and Russian text. [ 0948021292 9780948021299 ] [ RL]  £185.00

[F0805] Kalashnikov, Anatolii( Ivanovich, ( 1930-2007 ). Voi'na i mir : seriia ksilografii po motivam roman L?va Tolstogo / R. I. Kalashnikova / War and peace : a suite of wood engravings based on the book by Leo Tolstoy by Anatolii I. Kalashnikov. ISBN: 0948021292. Vvedenie W. E. Batlera / introduced by W. E. Butler. Society of Wood Engravers, 1991, 64pp., folio, Signed limited edition of 300 copies printed by the Libanus Press. text set in Plantin, bound in red cloth by Smith Settle. Parallel English and Russian text. [ 0948021292 9780948021299 ] binding sl. soiled [ RL]  £165.00

[F0893] MESSEL, Saul Van, [PS. of Jaap (Jakob). Strelen om De Stam. Een Bundel Priapeeën.. Haarlem, De Tuinwijkpers, 1968, 24pp., One of a limited editon of 66 copies of which this is number 50, set in Van Krimpen's 16 point Cancelleresca Bastarda, printed by hand. in buff paper wrappers, fine copy, the spine sl. faded, printed title label on front of wrapper. The author wrote historical works about the Jews under his own name Meier. Fine private press edition  £55.00

[F0900] ROBERTSON, William. An historical disquisition concerning the knowledge which the ancients had of India and the progress with that country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an appendix containing observations on the civil polity -. the laws and judicial proceedings - the arts and sciences - and religious institutions of the Indians ( The works volume XII ) London, Edinburg, and Glasgow, W. Sharpe & Son, W. Stewart & Co., W. Turnbull et al. 1820, IV,[2]402pp.,frontispiece is a folding map of South Eastern part of Asia. in new half calf bindidng with marbled paper covered boards, with 2 original title labels on spine, foxed on some pages. [ DL 2/1]  £75.00

[F1015] Manuscript. Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Oxford Free Press Company Limited.. folio sized volume with the articles handwritten on vellum pages and signed by the solicitor. With list of names of the subscribers. full calf, rear board detached. A piece (the seal ?) has been cut out of the first page. Loosely inserted is the form of application for shares. (300 shares of GBP 10 each ) Ask for some pictures  £45.00

[F1018] FERRARi, Giulio. Gli stili nella forma e nel colore. Rassegna dell'arte antica e moderna .. Volume IV: Il Rinascimento in Italia, il Quattrocento; 48 plates. Torino, C.Crudo & c. n.d. [ set of 4 was published 1925-1932 ] Folio , 430 x330 mm., in loose sections, in green cloth binding. Bindig soiled, spine creased.  £45.00

[F1050] TEMPLE, SIR WILLIAM.. Observations upon the United Provinces of the Netherlands.The seventh edition, corrected and augmented.. By Sir William Temple of Shene in the County of Surrey, Baronet, Ambassador at the Hague and at Aixla-Chapelle, in the Year 1668 London, Printed for Jacob Tonson ..., and Awnsham and John Churchill ..., 1705. [16], 279pp., original panelled calf boards rebound into new calf, title label on spine, 7th edition corrected and Augmented, but following the definitive text of the second edition of 1673. Title and imprint within double line border. some marginal wormholing to initial 35 pp., not affecting the text. ? Temple arranged the marriage of the Prince of Orange and Princess Mary of England and negotiated the Triple Alliance of 1668 [DR 1 ]  £75.00

[F1090] Ayliffe, John, 1676-1732. The antient and present state of the University of Oxford. 2 Volumes.. Containing I. An account of its antiquity, past government, and sufferings from the Danes, and other people, both foreign and domestick. II. An account of its colleges, halls, and publick buildings; of their founders and especial benefactors; the laws, statutes, and privileges relating thereunto in general; and of their visitors and their power, &c. III. An account of the laws, statutes and privileges of the University, and such of the laws of the realm which do any wise concern the same; together with an abstrct of several royal grants and charters given to the said University, and the sense and opinion of the lawyers thereupon. To which is added the method of proceeding in the Chancellor's Court. With an appendix and index to the whole. London : Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet,,1714, [24] 518 [10]; 334 [10] CLXXXIX [1]pp.,full calf with 4 raised bands and title labels. binddings very worn, hinges split, but book blocks still tightly attached to bindings, foxing throughout. name in ink at bottom of titles is Salomon Cypriani, dated 1715.[DL 1/4-5]  £85.00

[F1095] GLAZEMAKER, J.H. (translator/ vertaler ). Toonneel der Wereltsche Veranderingen. Door deftige, vermakelijke en ware geschiedenissen afgebeelt, daar in, onder hoge en lage staten van menschen, zuivere liefden,. schrikkelijke veinzingen, spitze vonden, bevallijke antwoorden, wrede moorden, verwoede wraken, rechtvaardige straffen, en ontellijke sporeloze hertstogten spelen.. Uit verscheide Schrijvers, door I.H. Glazemaker vertaalt. Dezen laatsten druk, van nieus overzien, en met verscheidene nieuwe historien vermeerdert. 2 volumes in one. Dordrecht, Symon onder de Linde, 1669,[6] 440,[6]456pp., Illustrated. On the title page of volume 2 the translator is spelled: Glasemaker. Volume 1 is a reprint of the edition Amsterdam, Nicolaes van Ravesteyn, voor J.J. Schipper, 1645; volume 2 an enlarged reprint of the edition Amsterdam, Jan van Hilten 1650. See: Thijssen-Schoute 3,7; Buisman 706. rebound while preserving original (?) vellum title (handwritten) in imit. vellum, new endpapers. ( Jan Hendrik Glazemaker (1620-1682) Dutch word in ink on last page, last 2 blank pages soiled, most of the text is clear with a few sections where the pages are darkened. [ DR-2 ]  £145.00

[F1100] Esslemont, D.,. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE: A Short Account of Its Foundation. Esslemont, ISBN: 090701402X. Newcastle, David Esslemont, 1980 14pp., 32mo., A small pamphlet published by Esslemont upon the 900th anniversary of the founding of Newcastle: a short account of that history,With Woodcuts . In teh original envelope. [ DL 1/3 ]  £8.95

[F1119] Boccaccio, (Giovanni di).. Boccaccios Buch von den fürnembsten Weibern mit den 78 Holzschnitten der Ulmer Ausgabe von 1473 und einem Nachwort von Kurt Pfister.. Potsdam, G. Kiepenheuer, 1924. sm-4to. [4] 285, [12]pp., With 78 handcoloured illustrations after woodcuts ( Das alte Bilderbuch, ed. by K. Pfister, the first volume in this series). Printed in the Gothic font designed/used by the printer Mandruck AG in Munich. The translation used is that of Heinrich Steinhöwels (1566) and it is combined with the illustrations of the Latin edition > published in Ulm by J. Zainer, 1473, by an unknown master which are regarded as some of the most important series of illustrations of teh late medieval period. There are 104 chronologically arranged biographies of famous women. Starting with Eve the biographies cover women of antiquity and contemporaries of Boccaccio and ends with Queen Constance of Sicily. 350 copies were printed, this is number 79 of the 125 copies printed on Zanders handmade paper and bound in half vellum with coloured paper covered boards, 4 raised bands lined in gilt and the title BOCCACCIO in gilt on the spine. Text yellowed. Looseley inserted newspaper cuttings about the handover of the publisher Kiepeneuer's archive to the city of Leipzig and other notes on the Kiepenheuer family.  £115.00

[F1142] McCrie, Thomas. Life of John Knox, Containing Illustrations of the History of the Reformation in Scotland, with Biographical Notices of the Principal Reformers, and Sketches of the Progress of Literature in Scotland During the Sixteenth Century, to which is subjoined an. Appendix, Consisting of letters and other papers never before published. Edinburgh, John Ogle and William Blackwood; Glasgow, M. Ogle; London, J. Murray. R. Baldwin,, R.Ogle and T. Hamilton, 1812. First edition. XVII, [1] 582pp.,+ unnumbered index. Half calf with marbeled paper covered boards, hinges and corners rubbed, text darkened end papers sl. foxed. ?Thomas McCrie was born in Duns in November 1772. After receiving his elementary education at the parish school, he was by the age of 15 to be found teaching in two local village schools. In 1788 he went to Edinburgh University, graduated, and went to teach in Brechin in May 1791, in a school connected to an Antiburgher congregation there. He was ordained in 1796, but was ejected from his pastorate, for his views, in 1809. In 1812 he published his life of John Knox, which has been described as 'a work of genius and erudition'. In 1813 he was made Doctor of Divinity, and was Professor of Divinity at Edinburgh from 1816 - 1818. His life of Andrew Melville was published in 1819. Thereafter he continued to write and publish other religious tracts. He died, in Edinburgh, on August 6th 1835. In Scottish ecclesiastical history proper, the palm must be assigned to an McCrie, an original seceder from the established church. Through his Life of John Knox (1812), as the subtitle of the book indicates, he sought to throw light upon the history of the Scottish reformation. It was followed by The Life of Andrew Melville, and the two books, which were supplemented by material belonging to a later period, became standard narratives of the greatest historical movement in Scottish national life. McCrie further contributed to the history of the reformation two less exhaustive works, on its progress and suppression in Italy and in Spain. Whether, had he carried out his design of a life of Calvin, it would have proved equal to his life of the great Scottish reformer, it is, of course, impossible to say; but few ecclesiastical historians were better qualified for essaying even so thorny a theme.(in: Cambr. his. of Engl. and Am. lit volume 15 ) [DL 1/3]  £45.00

[F1165] Hill, Gray.. With the Beduins. A narrative of journeys and adventures in unfrequented parts of Syria. 68 illustrations and a map. T. Fisher Unwin, 1891, 320 pp., frontispiece, 68 black and white photographs (19 on plates) and text illustrations, 1 folding map, tables, appendix.,, First edition. Hardcover in the original gilt-decorated blue boards. top edge gilt. Some rubbing to top and bottom of spine and corners of the boards, one corner bumped. 4 letters inscribed with ink on the title page. The cloth of the front board shows a few wrinkles. Small stamp on the rear end paper, overall a very good copy. The book deals with the situation of Bedouin tribes in Jordan, Palestine and Syria. The author and his wife made several annual trips to the region and this book describes those made in 1888, 1889, and 1890.  £65.00

[F1166] WOLFF, Andreas. Een boekverkoper in St Petersburg omstreeks 1860 : over mijn grootvader.. [ =Translated from the German into Dutch by Wim A Meeuws ] Oxford, Mouette Press, 1969, 20pp., stiff wrappers . one of a limited edition of 376 copies, this is number 258  £4.95

[F1170] Müller-Krumbach, Renate:. Harry Graf Kessler und die Cranach-Presse in Weimar. Mit einem Beitrag von John Dreyfus und einem Verzeichnis der Drucke der Cranach-Presse.. Hamburg, Maximilian-Gesellschaft, 1969. 184pp., sm-folio, Black and white illustrations on plates on the pages 121 - 170 . this is the history of the famous private press founded in 1913. 57 editions till 1931 are described/listed and additionally 8 planned titles which were never issued, all shown on the plates. Annual gift of the German bibliophile society the Maximilian-Gesellschaft for 1967 in an edition of 1600 copies. Design by Richard von Sichowsky. Black cloth binding, slightly faded to the spine and edges of the front board, blind embossed design on front board.[DL 3/5]  £29.50

[F1239] BLUNDEN, E.,. Near and Far and The Poems. 2 Titles. .., Two signed first editions [one limited] viz: Near and Far. New Poems. London,Cobden-Sanderson, 1929; 67pp.; or. cl., paper label on spine; occas. v.sl. foxing; WITH: The Poems of Edmund Blunden. London, Cobden-Sanderson,1930; xviii, 336pp.; or. cl.; sp. faded & very sl. marked, bds partlyfaded, bookplate, e.ps sl. foxed; . * The first item bears Blunden's sign. on e.p., with an inscription by a former owner; the second is one of an edition of 210 copies, signed by the poet [ST]  £95.00

[F1247] Vanderzee (George) Sub-Commissioner. editor.:. Nonarum Inquisitiones in Curia Scaccarii. Temp. Regis Edwardi III.. London: Records Commission, 1807 folio. Half calf leather binding with marbled paper coverd boards and endpapers. Edges of covers sl chipped, corners worn. Spine with gilt titling and 5 raised bands. Otherwise sound and firm, text clean London. Printed by Command of His Majesty King George 111 in pursuance of an address of the House of Commons of Great Britain. 1807. Folio (42 x 26 cms). Prelims. 2 blanks, title-page, on reverse of title page is printed: this book is perpetually preserved in and for the use of the Ecclesiastical court of London., 7 pages of address, 1 page of Counties, 6 pages of Nomi'a venditor including a facsimile followed by 485 pages. Printed by Eyre and Strahan, printers to the King. Initial 12 pages foxed and some light creases to last few pp. a solid copy. ? ** Transcriptions from the Nonae rolls , a valuation for taxation, covering much of 27 English counties : Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Dorset, Essex, Glocestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Sussex, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Yorkshire. OCLC: 1356476 Text in Latin. Inquisition of all parishioners in order to assess grants due to the king of every ninth lamb, ninth fleece, and ninth sheaf to finance Edward's wars. Cheshire was not covered, but Warrington and Prescot parishes are listed in Lancashire [ ST]  £85.00

[F1248] GOETHE,J.W. Von,. Abhandlung vom Zwischenkieferknochen 1784/1786.. Heinz Moos Verlag, Muenchen, 1968. Fine facsimile of the edition 1784 owned by the Goethe- and Schiller-Archiv in Weimar. Number 289 of a limited edition of 350 copies. in red marbled paper covered boards supplied by the Legatoria Piazzesi in Venice. , printed on fine handmade paper . book design by Walter Wilkes.who signed below the colophon. Set by hand in Garamont by Deberny & Peignot, printed by Christoph Kreickenbaum Darmstadt Initials by Herbert Post. With 10 exquisite plates after anatomical drawings by Imre Kocsis. folio. some small lettering offset onto f.e.p.caused by inserted printed slip [ ST]  £85.00

[F1253] Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm. Zwei Briefe über das binäre Zahlensystem und die chinesische Philosophie. Aus dem Urtext neu editiert, übersetzt und kommentiert von Renate Loosen und Franz Vonessen. Mit einem Nachwort von Jean Gebser.. Stuttgart, Belser-Presse 1968, 158 [2] pp., with one mounted copper engraving (portrait) as frontispiece, 2 illustrations and 2 facsimiles. Bound in handmade paper covered boards with leather title label on the spine in slipcase First title of the Belser-Presse. The 'Abhandlung über die chinesische Philosophie' was translated into German in 1966 for the first time and this edition is bi-lingual in German and French. Number 265 of an edition of 900 numberd copies. Spine of book sl. Faded, slip case dusty and with sl. Faded edges. Overall a very fine copy however [ DL 2/4]  £75.00

[F1270] Valentine, Thomas (1586-1665), AND Henry Parsley. A sermon preached to the Honorable House of Commons; at their late solemne fast, December, 28.. Wherein is described 1. The church her patience: 2. Her hope. In the exercise of both which graces, she is enabled to waite upon God in the way of his judgements: in which divers cases are propounded and resolved. That the soul sick of love, doth with more difficulty endure the absence of Christ, then the present evils of this world. By Thomas Valentine, Rector of Chalfont in Buckinghamshire. Published by order of that House London : printed for Samuel Man, dwelling at the Swan in S. Pauls Chureh-yard [sic], 1643. [2], 50pp. ; AND Tvvo sermons preached: one before the Right Honorable House of Lords, on their publick fast, May 26. 1647. The other, before the Honorable House of Commons, on their publick fast, in Margarets Church in Westminster, Septemb. 29. 1647. By Thomas Valentine one of the Assembly of Divines, and minister in Chalfort in the county of Bucks London : Printed by M S. for John Rothwell at the Sun and Fountain in Pauls Church-yard, 1647. [2], 22pp. ; AND Christs counsell to poore and naked soules : that they might bee well furnished with pure gold, and richly clad with white raiment : delivered in a sermon before the honourable House of Commons at their publique fast, in Margarets church in Westminster, Septemb. 29, 1647 / by Thomas Valentine . London : Printed for Iohn Rothwell .at the sun and Fountaine in Pauls Church-yard, 1647. [4], 22 p. AND A sermon preached at the funeral of Mr. Tho. Whitchurch . October the 15th. 1691. at Chalfont St. Peter's. By Henry Parsley, A.M. rector of Hodgerley, in the county of Bucks London : printed by W. and J. Wilde, for G. Conyers in Little-Britain, 1692. [4], London : printed by W. and J. Wilde, for G. Conyers in Little-Britain, 1692. [4], 28 p. With initial imprimatur leaf signed: Ra. Barker.; and dated: Augusti 11 mo. 1692. [see: Wing (2nd ed.) P559C ] Texts browned, discoloured, top right hand corner of the 2nd sermon missing, partly affecting the S at the end of the tile Sermons,2 small holes bottom pp 1/2 and of this same sermon bottom corner of pp 7/8 missing, sl. aff. the text .. Bound together in various sizes in quarter leather and marbled paper covered boards, gilt title on the spine reads:Sermons by Valentine & Parsley of Chalfont 1643-92[DR1]  £85.00

[F1273] Biner, Joseph S.J. (1697 - 1766 ). Catholische Anmerckung uber die neueste uncatholische Controvers-Schreiber, 4 Parts Bound in One. Catholische Anmerckung uber die neueste uncatholische Controvers-Schreiber, absonderlich den so genannten Urim und Thummim zu Zürich samt einem kurzen Begriff der heutigen Controversien und Catholischen Glaubens-Wahrheit. Erster Theil: 1. Kurtze Abbildung der Protestantischen Bücher-Schreiber zu Druck gegeben von P.Josepho Biner der Gesellschat Jesu Priestern Mit Erlaubnis der Oberen. Augsburg verlegts Mathias Wolffs seel. Wittib 1739, [26] 196pp., AND: Catholische Anmerckung über die neueste uncatholische Controvers-Schreiber absonderelich den sogenannt. URIM und THUMIM zu Zürich/ Sambt Einem kurzen Begriff der heutigen Controversien Und Catholischen Glaubens-Wahrheit. Zweyter Theil Von dem Wort Gottes. zu Druck gegeben von P.Josepho Biner, S.J. Zweyte Auflag. Mit Erlaubnis der Oberen. Augspurg verlegts Mathias Wolffs seel. Wittib 1740.254pp., AND Protestantische Glaubens- Bekantnuss eines nacher Zu?rich flu?chtigen Ordens-Geistlichen, in einem kurtzen Begriff der heutigen Glaubens Strittigkeiten Widerlegt von P. Josepho Biner, S.J. Cum Facultate Superiorum. Augspurg, Verlegts Matth. Wolff seel. Wittib. Anno 1740, [3]153 [3]pp., AND Catholische Anmerckung uber die neueste uncatholische Controvers-Schreiber, absonderlich den sogenannten Urim und Thummim zu Zu?rich, samt einem kurtzen Begriff der heutigen Controversien Und Catholischen Glaubens-Wahrheit. Dritter Theil Von der Kirchen unfehlbaren und sichtbaren Besta?ndigkeit vorgestellt von P. Josepho Biner S.J.. Augspurg, Zu finden bei Mathia Wolffs seel. Wittib und Sohn, 1744,[30] 620 [2] pp., AND Catholische Anmerckungen ub?er die neueste Un-Catholische Controvers-Schreiber, absonderlich den so genannten Urim und Thumim zu Zu?rich, sambt einem kurtzen Begriff der heutigen Controversien, und Catholischen Glaubens-Wahrheit. Vierter Theil. Von der Kirchen Einigkeit Wohl zu bedencken vorgestellt von Sosepho Biner S.J. Mit Erlaubnuss der Oberen.Aaugspurg, In Verlag Martin Wagners, Buch-haendlers in Oberammergau in Bayren, 1745, [4]1856 [14] the latter 14 pages being the index and corrigenda for part IV. Full vellum binding, vertical crack through spine, brown/gilt title label, rear hinge partly cracked,spine overall worn, Text very good in general. Rare set of all 4 parts. ? ****Joseph Biner was a Roman Catholic canonist, historian, and theologian. His fame rests principally on his erudition. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1715 and received the usual training of its members. He was later professor of canon law in the universities of Ingolstadt, Dilingen and Innsbruck. He entered zealously into all the controversies with the sectaries of his time, especially with the Swiss Protestants. As a consequence, all his works have a polemical tinge.  £95.00

[F1285] YOUNGHUSBAND, G.J. (Captain and Brevet-Major).. Indian Frontier Warfare.Forming the third volume of The Wolseley Series, edited by Captain Walter H. James.. Kegan Paul, Trench and Trubner, First Edition. First edition.Kegan Paul, Trench and Trubner, 1898, with 5 maps and 2 larger folding maps in pocket at rear. , XVI,254pp. 8vo, gilt-stamped red cloth binding, black endpapers, uncut text edges , text unopened towards the end,gilt embossed titling on spine and front board, small creases in lower corners of f.e.p. and pp. I - VI, small ink stain right lower corner of front board,, spine sl. faded, top/bottom spine sl. nbent. Alltogether a very good to fine copy ? ** Second Anglo-Afghan war 1878 - 1880, [ WO] ]  £65.00

[F1298] HOOD, Thomas. Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg. A Golden Legend by Thomas Hood. London, 1870; 150 pages (all card); calligraphic text with 60 illustrations by T.S.SECCOMBE, R.A., engraved by J.Foubert; ; a.e.g.; neat inscription, dated 1870; rebacked with the lettering of the original spine embossed onto new spine, original blue cloth boards, new endpapers the pages are in good, clean condition,only sl. darkened, a solid copy of the first edition.[ST]  £35.00

[F1307] PRIESTLEY, J.B.. Different Inside. .., The Kit-kat Press, Moreton in the Marsh; 8vo; 14pp (heavy paper); publisher's card wrappers with blue free endpapers; frontispiece; rear board has small surface crease & a few tiny marks, otherwise fine. *LIMITED EDITION reprint of an essay from "Self-selected Essays", of which this is no 141 of 200 copies.[ST]  £4.50

[F1310-D] Hughes, Ted. What is the Truth ? A Farmyard Fable for The Young. ISBN: 0571131557. Drawings by R.J. Lloyd.Faber & Faber, 1984. 127pp., first edition, first issue, landscape format An immaculate copy in very fine jacket.  £22.00

[F1319] Shakespeare, William,. Sonnets. 0, Leipzig, Ernst Rowohlt,1910,IV,154pp., [1] The 6th volume of the Drugulin Drucke, lge 8vo., full vellum binding, gilt title on front board and spine, text darkened, vellum binding very sl. soiled. Rare in this edition sonnets in English  £45.00

[F1320] ZINOVIEV, A.,. Non-Standard Logic and its Applications (Several Lectures in Oxford). The Oxford Lectures No. 1. Oxford, 1983; the original 36 typewritten single-sided pages by the author with his handwritten corrections and a handwritten confirmation written from his address in Munich to state that he has given the copyright to Willem Meeuws. with his signature in Cyrillic and transcribed and dated 7 May 1979. In the original brown envelope addressed to the address of the publisher at Holdan Books Ltd in Oxford. Address of the author on the rear of this envelope. Zinoviev gave these lectures in Oxford at the time, but was so bored otherwise that he was utterly delighted to find our Russian department and staff in North Parade Avenue. He spent most of his free time with us. [DL 1/3]  £75.00

[F1327] DE ROOS. Tien Jaar "De Roos" 1945-1955, and, Stichting De Roos Catalogus 1956-1960. De Roos, Holland, 1956 and 1961; qto; 63 & 46pp; both illustrated; in original paper covers; crease in upper corner (first catalogue) and dent to one corner & head of spine (second catalogue); contents in clean condition. *Two fully descriptive catalogues by the Dutch bibliophile foundation De Roos. (stichting De Roos) [ST]  £12.50

[F1330-2] SPARK, Muriel,. A Far Cry from Kensington.. Constable, Constable 1988, first edition, 189pp., this is number 84 of the 150 numbered copies signed by the author and specially bound for London Limited Editions. Gilt on cloth spine in Cockerell marbled paper covered boards, A very fine copy in the protective glassine wrapper as issued. [ST]  £85.00

[F1339] Wanderer,. Notes on the Caucasus. Macmillan, London, 1883. Hardcover. 8vo. viii, 280 pp. In publishers original olive green cloth decorated with black multi-lined border pattern across spine and front cover, Title in gilt on spine. Black endpapers. Boards rubbed at the edges and corners, sl. corners bumped. Previous owners name in ink on half title. Text very slightly discoloured at the top of the pages. Occasional small pencil notes like question marks in margins. Rear hinge repaired. Overall a very good copy, Walter Tschudi Lyall, was a governmental official who wrote under the pseudonym 'The Wanderer', he reported on the Turko-Russian Campaign of 1877. This work is also attributed to Elim Henry D'Avigdor (1841-1895), who used the same pseudonym.  £95.00

[F1360DL] Benn, Gottfried:. Gedichte. Hamburg. Heinrich Ellermann. 1936. 18 lvs, loose in original loose frayed wrappers issued in the series: Das Gedicht. Blätter für die Dichtung. 2. Jahrgang. 7. Folge. January 1936. see: Wilpert-G. 25. First edition [ DR 1 ]  £45.00

[F1372] Anon.. Elckerlijc. Utrecht, Stichting De roos, 1951, 64pp., The colophon states: . Deze uitgave van Elckerlijc" wird in het voorjaar van 1951 volgens de tekstaanwijzingen van Prof. J. van Mierlo, S.J. gezet uit de Baskerville en gedrukt door G.J. van Amerongen te Amesfoort op papier van G.H. Bührmann. De houtgravures zij van St. Mrozewsky, de typografische verzorging was in handen van Susanne Heynemann. Het bindwerk wird verzorgd door J. Brandt en Zoon te Amsterdam. De oplage van 175 genummerde exemplaren is bestemd voor de leden van de Stchting De Roos" te Utrecht. Dit exemplaar is nummer 54. The full title is printed on the page following the title: Den spieghel der Salicheit van Elckerlijc; hoe dat elckerlijc mensche werd ghedaecht Gode rekeninghe te doen. Fine copy printed in black and red. ? ** Elckerlijc appeared in print in the late fifteenth century. Everyman is a translation and adaptation from Elckerlijc, a work which is regarded in the Low Countries as an important part of Dutch literary heritage with notable productions being mount?ed well into the modern age, The foundation De Roos was started in 1945 and they produce fine editions limited to 175 copies, the number of the member bibliophiles.[ST]  £45.00

[F1373] Perryman, K. (ed.). Babel Volumes VI, VII, VIII and X. BABEL VI; includes the first appearance in English of several of Samuel Beckett's Mirlitonnades, and previously unpublished work by André du Bouchet, George Mackay Brown, Max Frisch, Marius Kociejowski, Laurence Lerner and William Radice; new translations into English of poems by Heine, Rilke, Baudelaire and Verlaine, into German of poems by R. S. Thomas, Richard Wilbur and Geoffrey Hill. / BABEL VII: includes previously unpublished work by Ted Hughes, John Latham, Karl Krolow, Günter Kunert, Sheenagh Pugh, Seán Rafferty, William Stafford, and translations of poems by Paul Celan. / BABEL VIII: includes previously unpublished work by W. S. Graham (two poems), Sheenagh Pugh, Stephen Spender, Claude Vigée and Richard Wilbur; new translations of poems by Celan, Nietzsche and Rilke into English, of poems by Geoffrey Hill, Seán Rafferty and R. S. Thomas into German; and an essay (in German) on translating poetry by Bruno Weinhals. / BABEL X: includes previously unpublished poems in English by D. V. Cooke, Peter Green, David Mason Heminway, Christopher Jenkin-Jones, David Kuhrt, Christopher Middleton, Sheenagh Pugh and Peter Russell; and new translations into English of poems by Baudelaire and Mallarmé (by Michael Croshaw) and of poems by Richard Exner; new translations into German of work by George Mackay Brown, Basil Bunting and R. S. Thomas; and new poems in German. Founded in 1983, BABEL is devoted to new poetry in English, German and, occasionally, French, and to new translations of poetry (always with the original poems). BABEL is not avant-garde or post-anything. Each issue of BABEL presents work by unknown poets, but BABEL prints their work alongside previously unpublished material by well known authors such as Samuel Beckett, Anne Beresford, George Mackay Brown, Jean Genet, Ted Hughes, Friederike Mayröcker, Sheenagh Pugh, R.S. Thomas, Claude Vigée and Richard Wilbur. The poems are set in Bodoni, the titles in Helvetica Light; 72-80pp., offset lithography on laid paper; 25 x 18.5 cm, sewn; light grey Conqueror wrappers.perfect bound in printed wrappers.) TOGETHER 4 VOLUMES OF THE SERIES [ST]  £35.00

[F1401] Pont-de-Veyle, Antoine de Fériol De (1697 - 1774 ). Le Somnambule. Comédie. 1739, [1] 54pp., see ref: La Somnambule, comédie en 1 acte, en prose, Paris, Théâtre de la rue des Fossés Saint-Germain, 14 janvier 1739. This copy has been approved by Danchet on 28-1-1739. Approbation page and half of the text detached, no covers, text dampstained [ST]  £9.00

[F1427] Arvatov, B. I. (Boris Ignatevich), 1896-1940.. Iskusstvo i Klassy. Moscow and Petrograd: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo, 1923, 88pp., First edition. see: Getty Cat. No. 32, British Library Cat. No. 15 . wrappers printed in black and red, signed: L.N. . Avant-garde cover (Constructivism). text browned, some annot (small lines) in margins, 3 cm of spine missing at the bottom .part of text uncut, picture available.[DR-2]  £195.00

[F1464] KIPLING, Rudyard,. The Absent-Minded Beggar. A poem ( famously set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan) . The song was written as part of an appeal by the Daily Mail to raise money for soldiers fighting in the South African War (sometimes known as the Boer War) and their families. The fund was the first such charitable effort for a war. The chorus of the song exhorted its audience to "pass the hat for your credit's sake, and pay- pay- pay!" The patriotic poem and song caused a sensation and was constantly performed throughout the war and beyond. Kipling was offered a knighthood shortly after publication of the poem but declined the honour. Vast numbers of copies of the poem and sheet music were published, and large quantities of merchandise were sold to aid the charity. The "Absent Minded Beggar Fund" raised a total of about GBP 250,000. 1899, 318 x 230 mm., The text is printed in green, portrait of Kipling in sepia on the the front cover = Caton Woodville"s illustrations of "A Gentleman in Khaki",FIRST EDITION. WITH Kipling's speech: Indictment of the government, the famous speech at Tunbridge Wells on May 16th, 1913 also published by the Daily Express, 4 A-4 pages,  £35.00

[F147-M] VILLON, Francois,. Le débat du cueur et du corps de Villon en forme de ballade. The dispute of the heart and body of François Villon. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With linocuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation.. Printed in red and black. One of the 26 copies marked A - Z.  £7.50

[F1499] MATZ, B.W., (compiler). CHARACTER SKETCHES FROM DICKENS Compiled with Foreword by B W Matz. Editor of the Dickensian. With an Introduction by Kate Perugini (Charles Dickens' Daughter) Illustrated by Harold Copping,. Edition De Luxe limited to 1000 numbered copies of which this is number 182 signed by the illustrator, the compiler and the publisher Frontispiece is an engraving by J.C. Armytage from a photograph of Dickens taken in America in 1868 .Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, 1924, 147pp., large 4to sized book. In full dark brown leather with gilt titling on the spine and a raised title design and small portrait of Dickens on the front board. The fine coloured plates by Copping are tipped in. complete with the silk page marker. binding worn [ DR 7]  £75.00

[F1504] ARBASINO Alberto. La Bella Di Lodi. Torino, Einaudi, 1972, 172pp., hardback in d/j jacket sl. worn at the top. With the author's autograph signed dedication to Ronald Bottrall on f.e.p.[ST]  £12.50

[F1515] FISHER, Felicity.. Excerpts Collected and Illustrated with Wood-Engravings By... Set by hand in 18 point Bembo and printed at the Printmakers Co-opertative Oxford, 1980. . 4 wood-engravings by Felicity Fisher. Original stiff gray stitched wrappers with blind embossed title. 42 copies were printed. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author  £35.00

[F1537] ARBASINO Alberto. Il Principe Costante. Torino, Einaudi, 1972, 138pp., hardback in d/j jacket damaged at the rear edge.. With the author's autograph signed dedication to Ronald Bottrall on f.e.p.[ST]  £24.50

[F154-C] Ellis, H. (ed.). Original Letters Illustrative of English History. "Including numerous royal letters. From autographs in the British Museum, and one or two other collections" Second series. In 4 volumes. London, Harding and Lepard, 1827; 348, 336,383, 544pp, engraved frontispieces (2 folding); occas. light foxing (esp. 2nd frontis.), top corner pp. 329-336 with light crease, top corner last blank page creased and somewhat soiled as a result. Otherwise the contents are very good. *An interesting and wide-rainging collection of letters, with notes, spanning from Henry the Fourth to the Eighteenth Century. Skilfully rebound in medium brown cloth with green title labels. in new slip-case (green matching the colour of the title labels ) ask for postal quote first  £45.00

[F1550] Abercromby, John,. A Trip Through the Eastern Caucasus With a Chapter on the Languages of the Country.. Edward Stanford, 1889. 1st edition. 8vo. xvi, 376 pp., partly uncut. Frontispiece, 6 plates & 15 engraved illustrations in the text and on one folding plate, 2 folding maps and 1 coloured. Complete. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Lightly rubbed cloth covers with a hint of wear to spine ends and corners. There is a thinning in the right lower corner of the title page due to the deletion of a stamp. Partly deleted inscription on the f.e.p. Otherwise book is in good to very good condition. Pages are clean, no foxing. ? ** The author had a particular interest in local dialects so there is a chapter on the structure and affinities of the seven main languages of the area, but the book is a general account of the countryside and its inhabitants. John Abercromby, 5th Baron Abercromby of Aboukir and Tullibody (1841-1924) Archaeologist Second son of the 3rd Baron, he succeeded his brother to the title in 1917. He entered the army in 1858, retiring in 1870 with the rank of Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade. He served as Vice-President of the Folklore Society and President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. His publications included "A trip through the Eastern Caucasus" (1889); "Pre- and Proto-historic Finns", (2 vols, 1898); and "A study of the Bronze Age Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland" (2 vols, 1912). Dying without male heirs, he endowed the Abercromby Chair of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and bequeathed ca 2,500 volumes, 400 pamphlets on archaeology, ethnology and linguistics, and a substantial body of correspondence and papers, to the University Library.  £95.00

[F1559] BEERBOHM, Max.,. The Poet's Corner. (King Penguin K 12 ) With an introduction by John Rothenstein. 1943, 24 colour plates and 3 b/w plates, Frontispiece portrait by Sir William Rothenstein. Plates 5 to 24 are reprinted from The poet!s corner, 1904; plates 1 to 4 from Rossetti and his circle, 1922. illustrated boards, binding sl. worn  £6.50

[F1561] Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel].. The Lord Of The Rings: 3 volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King First editions, first Impressions. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955 First editions, first impressions, Volume one: The Fellowship of the Ring,1954, 424pp., + folding map in the rear. 3000 copies were printed . Volume two: The Two Towers, 1954, 353pp., + folding map in the rear. 3250 copies were printed. With the errors on pp. 111 and 350. (Hammond-Anderson p. 98) Volume three The Return of the King, 1955, 416pp., + folding map in the rear. 7000 copies were printed. With the signature mark '4' and the slipped type on page 49 and the errors on pp. 31 101 and 209 (Hammond-Anderson p. 98 ) Octavo, In a splendid new full maroon leather binding by the Temple Bindery of Oxford (Ian Barnes) 5 traditional raised bands, panelled spines double-ruled in gilt, gilt ring and eye embossed devices to the front boards, Gilt inner dentelles. 2 black leather title labels on the spines, top edges stained red. The 2 first volumes were Philip Toynbee's personal copies and he must have referred to them in his now infamous 1961 Observer "In our time" article, where a.o. he wrote: "...most of his more ardent supporters were soon beginning to sell out their shares in Professor Tolkien, and to-day those books have passed into a merciful oblivion." Housed in a custom-made dark red velvet lined cloth slip case. An exquisite set. With letter by previous owner David Snowdon who received the volumes 1 and 2 as a gift from Philip Toynbee in 1977. David is mentioned several times in Toynbee's book "Part of a journey" (1981) wwhich covers a period between 1977 and 1979 when both were members of "The Barn House Community"  £2,450.00

[F1561-B] Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel].. The Two Towers First edition, first Impression. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954, 353pp. 3250 copies were printed. With the errors on pp. 111 and 350. (Hammond-Anderson p. 98) ) Octavo, In a splendid new full green leather binding with 5 raised bands, panelled spines double-ruled in gilt, gilt ring and eye embossed devices to the front boards, Gilt inner dentelles. 2 black leather title labels on the spine, top edges stained red. which has slightly run into the tops of the 3 first leaves. map in the rear.  £750.00

[F1561-C] Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel].. The Two Towers first edition ,first impression AND The Return of the King .First edition, first impression, 2nd state. 2 Volumes. The two towers: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954, 353pp. 3250 copies were printed. With the errors on pp. 111 and 350. (Hammond-Anderson p. 98) ) The return of the King, 1955, 416pp., First edition, first impression, 2nd state 7000 copies were printed. Both volumes Octavo, In splendid new full green leather bindings with 5 raised bands, panelled spines double-ruled in gilt, gilt ring and eye embossed devices to the front boards, Gilt inner dentelles. 2 black leather title labels on the spines, top edges stained red. which in The two towers has slightly run into the tops of the 3 first leaves. maps in the rear. Texts slightly yellowed as usual very occas. Slight spotting. . no jackets. there were 2 states of the first impression of the Return of the King: (1) on p. 49 (4, recto) the signature mark 4 is present, and all lines of type sag in the middle; (2) on p. 49 no signature mark is present, and all the lines of type are staight ( Hammond/Anderson page 86. )  £995.00

[F157C] Bandeira, Manuel. 50 Poemas Escolhidos Pelo Autor.. [Rio de Janeiro, 1955 ] Ministerio da educacao e cultura, servicio de documantacao. (Os cadernos de cultura ) 86pp., paperback. wrappers and text sl. browned. With a handwritten dedication to Ronald Bottrall, by the author, signed and dated Rio (?) 1955. ¶ ** Bandeira (1886 - 1968) wrote over 20 books of poetry and prose. In 1904, he found out that he suffered from tuberculosis, which encouraged him to move from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, because of Rio's tropical beach weather. In 1922, after an extended stay in Europe where Bandeira met many prominent authors and painters, he contributed poems of political and social criticism to the Modernist Movement in São Paulo. Bandeira began to publish his most important works in 1924. Bandeira became a respected Brazilian author and wrote articles in several newspapers and magazines, as well as teaching Hispanic Literature in Rio de Janeiro. Bandeira began to translate into Portuguese canonical plays of world literature in 1956, which he continued to do until his last days. He died in Rio de Janeiro. Bandeira's poems are of a unique delicacy and beauty. Recurrent themes can be found in his works: the love of women, his childhood in the Northeast city of Recife, friends, health problems. His delicate health affected his poems, in a manner similar to the last poems of Jorge Luis Borges. Many of Manuel Bandeira's poems depict the limits of the human body. [157C]  £65.00

[F1583] Porst, Johann. Geistliche und Liebliche Lieder,. .., Welche Der Geist des Glaubens durch Doct. Martin Luthern, Johann Hermann, Paul Gerhard, und andere seine Werckzeuge, in den vorigen und jetzigen Zeiten gedichtet, und die bisher in Kirchen und Schulen der Königl. Preuß. und Churf. Brandenburg. Lande bekannt und mit Koenigl. Allergnaedigster Approbation und Privilegio gedruckt und eingefuehret worden Nebst einigen Gebeten und einer Vorrede von Johann Porst .?Berlin, Verlag der Schatzischen Erben, 1812, 795pp. [14] = Register, 64pp., (= prayers) Title printed in red and black, with a double page frontispiece ( view of Berlin and portraits of the Royal couple Queen Luise and Friedrich-Wilhelm III. ) in full contemporary calf, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt (worn) decorations, The front board has the initials F and J, headed by a crown and the year 1814 embossed in gilt the rear board has a small gilt decoration in the centre. All edges gilt with embossed decorations near the corners, booksize: 16 x 7.5 cm the binding is worn but in an overall good condition. A previous owner has written the dates of births and deaths of several family members on the end papers in ink between 1825 and 1839 [ ** Johann Porst, 1668-1728 ] [DR-5]  £85.00

[F1641] Wessels, Dick. Een 1/2 tuinhuis.. Met illustraties van Dick Wessels. Maastricht, Het gonst, 1989, one of 55 copies, signed by Wessels. Het boek, eigenlijk vijf gevouwen bladen in een omslag -- je kunt elk vel apart bekijken, uiteenvouwen?, schrijft Dick Wessels in het colofon -- kan gelezen worden als een afscheidssaluut aan kindertheatergroep de Blauwe Zebra. De teksten die Wessels selecteerde, hebben alles te maken met de onbevangenheid en de speelsheid van het tegen het verkennende kind. Maar voor wie de drukker/vormgever/uitgever beter kent, valt er ook een persoonlijk statement in te lezen. Waar ligt de grens van droom en werkelijkheid, op welk punt vloeien ze in elkaar over, wat neem ik mee uit het ene dat ik in het andere achterlaat? 6 katernen : ill. ; 20x27 cm Toegevoegd een gedicht van Hans Berghuis t.g.v. het afscheid van de groep.  £29.50

[F1649] Arnim, Achim Von,. Die Majoratsherren. Novelle.. Mit sieben Lithographien von Karl Thylmann. Leipzig, Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1917, 56pp., gilt titled boards with vellum spine, gilt title on spine, text yellowed. corners & edges sl. worn. From the library of H.J.Hitze with his library label pasted to reverse of f.e.p.One of a limited edition of 500 copies printed in 1916 in fact. [ST]  £17.50

[F1701] MILNE, A.A.. When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner. Methuen, London, Methuen & Co.,, 1924-1928. 4 volumes, sm-octavo. Bound in recent full morocco, in their respective original published colours, with gilt titles, the original Sheppard illustrations on the front boards embossed in gilt, gilt decoration and raised bands on spines, gilt rules to fronts and insides of the boards, 2 of the volumes have the original endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in a blue cloth covered protective slipcase. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard First Impressions, with the exception, as so often, of When We Were Very Young which is the 2nd editon December 1924 Ask for a more detailed description of this beautiful set..  £1,250.00

[F1735] Facsimile-. Codex Sinaiticus. .., ISBN: 9780712349987. This high quality facsimile reunites the Codex Sinaiticus from its current locations around the world. Makes one of the most significant Christian texts available. Excellent value for a 20lb text. the Codex Sinaiticus is one of the world's most remarkable books. Written in Greek in the fourth century, it is the oldest surviving complete New Testament, and one of the two oldest manuscripts of the whole Bible. No other early manuscript of the Christian Bible has been so extensively corrected, and the significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of western book making is immense. Since 2002, a major international project has been creating an electronic version of the manuscript. This magnificent printed facsimile reunites the text, now divided between the British Library, the National Library of Russia, St Catherine’s Monastery, Mt Sinai and Leipzig University Library. Codex Sinaiticus, a manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the fourth century, contains the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament. The hand-written text is in Greek. The New Testament appears in the original vernacular language (koine) and the Old Testament in the version, known as the Septuagint, that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. In the Codex, the text of both the Septuagint and the New Testament has been heavily annotated by a series of early correctors.The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of Western book-making is immense. Hardback, 832 pages, 340 x 420mm, 822 colour illustrations.Codex Sinaiticus is one of the world's most remarkable books. Written in Greek in the fourth century, it is the oldest surviving complete New Testament, and one of the two oldest manuscripts of the whole Bible. No other early manuscript of the Christian Bible has been so extensively corrected, and the significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of western book making is immense. Since 2002, a major international project has been creating an electronic version of the manuscript. This magnificent printed facsimile reunites the text, now divided between the British Library, the National Library of Russia, St Catherine's Monastery, Mt Sinai and Leipzig University Library. Codex Sinaiticus, a manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the fourth century, contains the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament. The hand-written text is in Greek. The New Testament appears in the original vernacular language (koine) and the Old Testament in the version, known as the Septuagint, that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. In the Codex, the text of both the Septuagint and the New Testament has been heavily annotated by a series of early correctors.The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of Western book-making is immense. The name 'Codex Sinaiticus' literally means 'the Sinai Book'. It reflects two important aspects of the manuscript: its form and a very special place in its history. 'Codex' means 'book'. By the time Codex Sinaiticus was written, works of literature were increasingly written on sheets that were folded and bound together in a format that we still use to this day. This book format was steadily replacing the roll format which was more widespread just a century before when texts were written on one side of a series of sheets glued together to make a roll. These rolls were made of animal skin (like most of the Dead Sea Scrolls) or the papyrus plant (commonly used for Greek and Latin literature). Using the papyrus codex was a distinctive feature of early Christian culture. The pages of Codex Sinaiticus however are of prepared animal skin called parchment. This marks it out as standing at an important transition in book history. Before it we see many examples of Greek and Latin texts on papyrus roll or papyrus codex, but almost no traces of parchment codices. After it, the parchment codex becomes normative. During its history , particularly its modern history, parts of Codex Sinaiticus were also known by other names. The 43 leaves which are now at Leipzig University Library were published in 1846 as 'Codex Frederico-Augustanus' in honour of Frederick Augustus II, King of Saxony, who was the patron of the German Biblical scholar and editor of Codex Sinaiticus, Constantine Tischendorf. The 347 leaves now in The British Library were previously known as 'Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus', as they were kept in St Petersburg between 1863 and 1933. Codex Sinaiticus is generally dated to the fourth century, and sometimes more precisely to the middle of that century. This is based on study of the handwriting, known as palaeographical analysis. Only one other nearly complete manuscript of the Christian Bible Codex Vaticanus (kept in the Vatican Library in Rome) is of a similarly early date. The only manuscripts of Christian scripture that are definitely of an earlier date than Codex Sinaiticus contain small portions of the text of the Bible.As it survives today, Codex Sinaiticus comprises just over 400 large leaves of prepared animal skin, each of which measures 380mm high by 345mm wide. On these parchment leaves is written around half of the Old Testament and Apocrypha (the Septuagint), the whole of the New Testament, and two early Christian texts not found in modern Bibles. Most of the first part of the manuscript (containing most of the so-called historical books, from Genesis to 1 Chronicles) is now missing and presumed to be lost. The Septuagint includes books which many Protestant Christian denominations place in the Apocrypha. Those present in the surviving part of the Septuagint in Codex Sinaiticus are 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, 1 & 4 Maccabees, Wisdom and Sirach. The number of the books in the New Testament in Codex Sinaiticus is the same as that in modern Bibles in the West, but the order is different. The Letter to the Hebrews is placed after Paul's Second Letter to the Thessalonians, and the Acts of the Apostles between the Pastoral and Catholic Epistles. The two other early Christian texts are an Epistle by an unknown writer claiming to be the Apostle Barnabas, and 'The Shepherd', written by the early second-century Roman writer, Hermas. Codex Sinaiticus was copied by more than one scribe. Constantine Tischendorf identified four in the nineteenth century. Subsequent research decided that there were three, but it is possible that a fourth (different from Tischendorf's fourth scribe) can be identified. Each of the three undisputed scribes has a distinctive way of writing which can be identified with practice. Each also had a distinctive way of spelling many sounds, particularly vowels which scribes often wrote phonetically. One of them may have been a senior copyist. DO NOT ORDER VIA A B E AS WE WILL THEN HAVE TO REJECT YOUR ORDER. Instead order via www.Antiqbook .. Weight: 20 lbs.  £350.00

[F1780] Roberts, David. The Holy Land and Egypt and Nubia. 2 Volumes. Edition of 1,000, hand-numbered on a special limitation page in both volumes. 2 magnificent volumes measuring 20" x 13 ¾" published by the Folio Society. Bound in full canvas cloth printed silkscreen in black and gold. Designs by Neil Gower derived from Roberts’s originals. Gilded top edges, ribbon marker. All 247 Lithographs In The First Ever Large-scale Reproduction. ‘One of the richest folios that ever left the East’ David Roberts was an artist with ambition. Born in relative poverty outside Edinburgh, he spent years developing his skills as an apprentice and a jobbing artisan, graduating to a career painting backdrops for the theatre, first in Edinburgh and then in London’s Covent Garden and Drury Lane. By 1837, he had achieved renown for his landscape paintings of the Rhine and Spain. Unlike most artists, who relied on sketches brought back by other travellers, Roberts had visited these countries himself. His adventurous approach and his technical brilliance would serve him well on the journey of a lifetime – an artistic pilgrimage to Egypt and the Holy Land, the first ever undertaken by a British artist. Roberts set off in August 1838, travelling from London to Marseilles and on to Alexandria. From there he began his journey up the Nile with a crew of six men. He was awestruck by the landscape - 'I cannot express my feelings on seeing these vast monuments' - and sketched the sights that caught his eye, whether a group of crocodiles or architectural wonders such as the Temples of Dendera and Karnak, and the pyramids of Gizeh, which reminded him of the 'instability of all human greatness'. In Cairo, he determined to record modern buildings as well as ancient, and made sketches of minarets, alleys and market places. His observations remain among the few records we have of the early 19th-century city. Thanks to the intervention of the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, Roberts became one of the first Westerners ever to set foot in a mosque and sketch the interior, making sure to discard his hog's-hair brushes before entering. Ultimately continuing as far south as Abu Simbel, Roberts produced over 100 sketches on his journey through Egypt: 'We shall see what impression they make in England.'Roberts next set his sights on Palestine. He travelled across the Sinai desert along the route thought to have been taken by the Israelites when they left Egypt for the Promised Land. He and his team rode camels, wore Turkish costume and carried pistols, rifles and sabres, as much as a disguise as for protection. They slept in tents under the stars and took shelter in the Monastery of St Catherine, where Roberts produced some of his most famous vistas of the Holy Land. Jerusalem was closed to visitors because of plague, but Roberts's luck held and he was able to enter during Holy Week, along with a throng of pilgrims from all over the world: Syrians, Armenians, Copts and Greek Orthodox, 'a vast congregation gathered by one powerful impulse to do homage to the most awe-filled place of recollection on the globe'. For Roberts, it was a memorable culmination to an extraordinary voyage. As well as having visited biblical sites from the Mount of Olives to Jericho, he had assembled, as he put it, 'one of the richest folios that ever left the East'. David Roberts was the first British painter to make an artistic expedition to Egypt and the Holy Land. The result of his travels was a picturesque vision of the Near East that has been hugely influential ever since. Nearly 200 years later, his work is held in institutions such as the Library of Congress in Washington and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. This new Folio Society limited edition reproduces all 247 of his lithographs for the first time on this scale. On his return to London, Roberts sought a publisher for his work, eventually signing a contract with Francis G. Moon for £3,000 - an enormous sum, the equivalent of over £200,000 today. Critics and the public lined up to praise Roberts's works when they were first exhibited. The press lauded the aesthetic quality of his art, its historical and topographical accuracy, and the grandeur of its subject matter. Publication of the first edition was a slow and enormously expensive process. It was printed in sections, each one containing six hand-coloured lithographs created from the original drawings. But Moon's investment paid off. There was no shortage of subscribers, with Queen Victoria (to whom the Holy Land series is dedicated) and Charles Dickens among those reserving a set. Roberts's pictures had caught the imagination of the British public and set a trend for Orientalism in art that would continue to shape the way in which the West perceived the East. Because of its scale, and the scarcity of complete first editions, Roberts's work has rarely been reproduced in its entirety and never before on this scale. In this Folio Society limited edition, all 247 lithographs have been reproduced from one of the few complete hand-coloured copies, held at the John Rylands Library in Manchester.  £1,750.00

[F1786-4] Joyce, James. Ulysses. London Folio Society 2004 Limited and Numbered Edition Published on 16 June, 2004 to mark the Centenary of the day on which the action of the book is set. The edition was limited to 1760 copies. In full goatskin binding, blocked with a design by Jeff Clements (a turquoise-blue leather, with gilt and black decoration) with gold colour endpapers. In a dark blue buckram-bound solander box blocked with Joyce's signature in gilt on the front and used with special permission of the Joyce estate and the title in gilt on spine side. The text used is the one as issued in the 1998 Folio Society edition (which takes the text of the 1926 second edition) set in Old Style with Pastonchi display. Illustrated with 18 etchings with gold leaf by Mimo Paladino. With gilded top edge and ribbon marker, 758 pages, 18 plates, Introduction by Jacques Aubert and a new, revised 2004 preface by the author's grandson Stephen James Joyce. Paladino's etchings were first published in a limited edition of 18 copies. In new condition.  £325.00

[F1787] Goethe Johann Wolfgang von. Das römische Carneval. München, O. C. Recht-Verlag, n.d. . (around 1920) Facsimile of the edition Weimar and Gotha (in Commission bey Carl Wilhelm Ettinger) 1789. With Title vignette by J.H. Lips and 20 hand coloured plates after the coloured copper engravings of Georg Melchior Kraus after drawings by Goethe und Johann Georg Schütz.This text was later included in > and was published in a special edition at the Easter Fair 1789 - IBA 1982, see: Sarkowski2 605 (Ausgabe Leipzig 1966). Printed in offset by H.F. Jütte , hand colouring by Georg Schauer.This is number 473 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. red paper coverd boards with title labels pasted to spine and front board. binding worn at the edges, very occ. foxing in margins of the text. [ST]  £45.00

[F1806] Eberle, Josef,. Voltaires Pucelle. Die Geschichte eines Gedichtes. Stuttgart, Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen, 1965, 48pp., 9 ills. in fine marbled paper covered boards, . One of a limited edition of 1.500 copies. 8 plates partly tipped - in facsimile taken from the original edition ( = Festvortrag Voltaires 'Jungfrau' - Das Schicksal eines Buches, Jahresgabe 1966 für die Mitglieder der Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen. [ 2 copies ]  £8.00

[F1819] Brant, Sebastian. Das Narrenschiff . nebst dessen Freiheitstafel. Neue Ausgabe, nach der Original-Ausgabe besorgt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Adam Walther Strobel. Quedlinburg und Leipzig, G. Basse, 1839. With tipped-in copy of Duerer's portrait of Brant on reverse of new front endpaper. XIII, 312pp in new half dark blue buckram with blue marbled paper covered boards, new end papers. Text edges uncut, frayed, small stamps on title and series title (Bibliothek der gesammten deutschen National-Literatur" (Abt. I, Bd. 17) , foxed, more so on the initial 50 and the last 30 pages, Strobel briefly explains the Strassburg dialect and provides a biography of Brant and a bibliography of this title (early editions, translations and imitations) Also added is the Editio princeps of the Freiheitstafel. See: Goedeke XIII, 81, 24, 13. [ ST]  £35.00

[F1829] Hesselink, Sebastiaan s. & Agnes M.L. Kerssemakers. The Children's World of Learning 1480-1880 . A collection of printed books, manuscripts, broadsides and prints illustrating four centuries of education and popular culture in Western Europe with emphasis on the Low Countries. 3 Volumes. n the original publisher"s orange cloth binding , gilt titles on the spines and front boards. 4to; 1183 illustrations [351 coloured], Vol. 1: [x], 682pp. Vol. 2: [viij], 756pp. Vol. 3 - Index: [vijj], 152pp. Fine set in slipcase. Set. Originally published as catalogue 100 of Antiquariaat FORUM in 10 issues between 1994-2002. With an extra issue with extensive indices. The impressive Catalogue, developed into a unique reference work on Children`s books, is now available in three extensive and richly illustrated volumes: a milestone in the history of Children`s book production. The work illustrates and mirrors the entire history of West-European education. Besides historical schoolbooks on spelling and reading exercises, on teaching methods, arithmetic, drawing, children`s literature, fairy-tales, fable books, and so on, you can find your way in popular literature and chapbooks, books on sports, games and pastimes etc. All titles are expertly described, annotated and placed in their cultural-historical context.  £395.00

[F1830] Me'ah Berachot. An 18th-century miniature book of blessings and prayers.. ISBN: 094822346. Facsimile edition of the copy held in a private Collection, New York One of a fine limited edition of 550 copies: This Me'ah Berachot manuscript, a miniature prayer book, is an exquisite exe of how Jewish heritage can be passed down for the delight and enrichment of future generations. It was handwritten and illuminated in Central Europe during the eighteenth century, and is today in the hands of a private collector in New York. Traditionally, pious Jews seek to recite blessings on at least one hundred occasions daily. This unique manuscript, the name Me'ah Berachot means 'one hundred blessings', is a compendium of blessings, each allocated to a time of day or to a special event. It gathers together morning prayers, Grace after Meals, prayers on retiring at night (Qriat Sh'ema), petitions for the safety of travellers and many other texts to be recited on special occasions, e.g. on seeing a beautiful tree, on hearing thunder or on wearing a new garment for the first time. Since it also includes three blessings specifically related to womanly duties (mitzvoth nashim) - on breadmaking, ritual bathing and kindling the Sabbath lights - the book was probably commissioned as a special gift to a woman. Such a splendid prayer book may well have been presented to a bride and would doubtless have been treasured by generations of her descendants. Indeed it is a miniature handbook of Jewish life intended for Jews of all ages. Besides the beautifully written text, the manuscript contains an illuminated title-page and twenty-nine miniature panels illustrating some of the activities associated with the blessings included. Each painting is headed by a cartouche containing the relevant blessing, preceded by directions on how to recite it, written in a more cursive Yiddish script. Additional miniatures fascinatingly depict a variety of everyday genre scenes - lighting the Sabbath candles, family mealtimes, tending the garden, putting on new clothes, entering the ritual bath, and even the then common medical practice of bloodletting. The manuscript’s seventy pages measure 36 x 40 mm (1.4" x 1.6"). It is bound in its original gold-tooled leather case with handmade silver clasps, bosses and corner plates. Despite the minute size of the book, the script is so clear that all the texts can be read with ease. This little book is a remarkable example of the revival of Hebrew manuscript illumination in the eighteenth century. At that time, long after the invention of printing, it was recognized that a handwritten and finely illustrated book offered a sense of luxury and respect for religious ritual unmatched since the Middle Ages. The craftsman-made binding of morocco leather is tooled in 23-carat gold and adorned with solid silver clasps, corner-plates and bosses made in one of the last silversmith's ateliers in Milan, Italy. The presentation case is crafted in full leather, lined in suede, and holds both the facsimile and the commentary volume.The commentary volume contains both a full translation and a full description of the manuscript and the Jewish world from which it comes. It is written by Iris Fishof, formerly Chief Curator of Judaica and Jewish Ethnography at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, who also describes each miniature and provides a scholarly analysis of the texts that they illustrate. It is translated and edited by Jeremy Schonfield.The commentary volume was printed on 90gsm Fabriano Ingres and bound in fine-grain goatskin to match the presentation case. The facsimile is housed in its own container within the suede-lined goatskin presentation box which also holds the commentary volume. This unique facsimile was printed in a strictly limited edition of 550 copies (400 on vellum numbered 1 - 400 and 150 on specially milled parchment numbered 401 -500. Our copy has the number 495. The remaining 50 Ad Personam copies were numbered I - L). The plates have been destroyed (with rabbinic permission and in compliance with Halachic requirements) and no further copies will be issued. The edition is now sold out.[ DL 4/2 ]  £595.00

[F1835] Grimeston, Edward,. A generall historie of the Netherlands, with the genealogie and memorable acts of the Earls of Holland, Zeeland, and West-Friseland, from Thierry of Aquitaine the first Earle, successiuely unto Philip the third King of Spaine:. Continued unto this present yeare of our Lord 608, out of the best authors that have written of that subject; London Printed by A. Islip and G. Eld 1609 London Printed by A. Islip and G. Eld 1609 COPAC states in the listing of the first 1608 edition: A variant (STC 12375) is dated 1609. We find other descriptions calling this the first edition, 2nd issue. Folio (318 x 225 mm). 1415 (i.e., 1403) pp. With engraved title and 56 large text engravings by Christoffel von Sichem. Woodcut chapter initials, head- and tailpieces. Some worm holes in the centre of pp. 1403 till the end ranging in size from 2 mm to 3 cm in width, mostly in the table section. Page 1413 is misnumbered 1415. In this edition Grimeston includes a translation of Le Petit's preface from "La grande chronique" and mentions in the translator's preface that the continuation of the history is derived from "Historia Belgica nostri potissimum temporis" by Emmanuel van Meteren. Eld printed quires O-2D, 3A-3P, 4I-5F, 5X-6C, and possibly the index; Islip printed the rest (STC). The engraved title-page border and many of the fifty-seven portraits are signed by Christoffel van Sichem and were originally published in Le Petit's "La grande chronique". The engravings include William II, 18th Earl of Holland and Zeeland; Mary of Austria, Queen Dowager of Hungary and sister to Emperor Charles V; Ferdinando Alvards of Toledo, Duke of Alva, Lieutenant Governor and Captain General of the Netherlands for Philip II of Spain; Queen Elizabeth; Charles II of Austria; and William V of Bavaria. Grimeston was an English translator of numerous related works, including histories of France, Spain, the East and West Indies, and Turkey. George Chapman, ... Full calf, rebacked. The new spine is splendid, very elaboratedly tooled, with 6 raised bands and a brown title label, the corners have also been repaired, the boards are somewhat scratched. Armorial book plate of English entomologist Frederick William Hope (1797-1862) on inside of front board. [ DL 3/5]  £750.00

[F1843] Lastanosa, D. Vincencio Juan de. Balthasar Gracians Handorakel und Kunst der Weltklugheit.. Aus dessen Werken gezogen von Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa und aus dem spanischen Original treu und sorgfältig übersetzt von Arthur Schopenhauer .Berlin : Euphorion Verlag, 1923 . Number 311 of a limited edition of 408 copies, brown boards with titler labels pasted to front board and spine, Binding sl. worn, text sl. darkened. [ST]  £12.00

[F1869] Ashwell, Samuel,. Lehrbuch der Krankheiten des weiblichen Geschlechts, vom klinischen Standpunkte dargestellt.. ( Medicinische Handbibliothek für praktische Aerzte und Studirende volume 5 ) Stuttgart J.B. Müller 1853. XVIII,456pp., in worn cloth bninding, text sl. darkened. [ gynaecology ]  £28.00

[F1888] Angermair, Elisabeth, Jens Koch, Anton Loeffelmeier, Eva Ohlen, Ingo Schwab, Andreas Heusler. Die Rosenthals. Der Aufstieg einer juedischen Antiquarsfamilie zu Weltruhm.. ISBN: 320577020X. Wien-Koeln-Weimar, Boehlau, 2002, 262pp., illustrated with 40 photographs, facsimiles etc.. new hardback in d/j ISBN-13: 978-3205770206. [ST]  £45.00

[F1909] Destouches [ Philippe Néricault 1680 - 1754. Le Glorieux. Comedie En Cinq Actes.. avec une préface de Georges d'Heylli. Paris,Librairie des Bibliophiles,Jouaust,1884, [2] XVI, 142pp., 16mo., in-16°,. ( Collection "Les Petits Chefs-d' uvre ) (see: .Vicaire T.II-324). Number 54 of the 30 copies printed on Whatman paper, grand-papier / large margin edition, the outer strip of page I protruding is sunned. in original prinbted wrappers which are slightly discoloured. ¶ this play was first performed in the Théâtre Français, 18 January 1732. [ST]  £35.00

[F1918] LISTER, Raymond [1919 - 2001 ]. Tao. [Cambridge, Golden Head Press, 1965. First edition. Written and designed by Raymond Lister with 6 halftone illustrations by the author. Plain protective dust jacket. Yellow cloth binding. Very good. Unpaginated. this is number 18 of 34 numbered copies, signed by Raymond Lister and printed on blue Natsume paper ( 40 copies printed in total). Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. ¶ ** A complete set of the publications of Raymond Lister's Golden Head Press, 1952-1970, comprising 57 items in all is held by Reading university library.The Press published not only Lister’s own work, including some coloured miniatures in the spirit of Blake, but also poems by Francis Warner, Edmund Blunden and Siegfried Sassoon, as well as work on Leon Bakst. [st ]  £17.50

[F1920] Kresse, Hans G., & Dirk Huizinga.. De Jeugd Van Eric De Noorman, Delen 1 -3 En De avonturen Van Eric De Noorman Delen 7 - 9; 15 - 20,. totaal 12 delen, vrijwel nieuw, ongelezen, 2 nog in shrinkwrap. Den Haag, Uitgeverij Panda, 1976 - 1982, eerste drukken van de herdrukken in groot octavo formaat, met stofomslagen, een klein scheurtje in een vande omslagen, een paar delen hier en daar met minimale beschadigingen aan randen van de omslagen. Heel mooie set. De jeugd van Eric de Noorman delen 1 - 3: 1: Tocht naar het graf van Eric de Veroveraar. 2: Paleisrevolutie in Thule. 3: Jacht op Gondar / Troonstrijd op de Elsnö-eilanden. De avonturen van Eric de Noorman: 7: De zoon van Eric. De Zwarte Ruiter. De boog van Allard. De Koning der Steppen. 8: Het Tyrfing-mysterie. De Twintig Laatsten. Strijd om Heidrun. De prijs der wrake. De vloek van het goud. 9: Het moerasmonster. Het Land der Duisternis. De burcht van Myrkven. De heer der Heruli. 15: Ingrid. Het bronzen paardje. De Stormvogel. De ring van Fergus. 16: De vissers van de Zwarte Klip. Het recht der lange lansen. Wigberths wraak. De onwillige held. 17: De huid van de beer. De schaduw der steppen. De Vlammende Gesel. Het zevende paardje. 18: De ring van Honoria. De laatste slag. (omslag van dit deel met lichte beschadigingen aan achterste rand van omslag ) 19: De gezworenen. De pelsjager. Het wolvenjong. 20: Het raadsel Egil. De stille strijd. De eerloze krijg. zware zet. Kosten naar Nederland per DHL 23 pond sterling  £85.00

[F1921] LLOSA, Mario Vargas, .. La Libertad y La Vida. Pontificia Universidad Católica Del Perú - Planeta, Lima - Perú, 2008, Compuesto en gran medida por material documental y fotográfico de la exhibición "Mario Vargas LLosa la Libertad y la Vida" presentada en Lima, Agosto-Septiembre 2008. La documentación que aparece en este volúmen forma parte de los archivos personales del escritor y de la colección Mario Vargas Llosa. small folio sized volume in slip case, 251pp. numerous photographs in colour and b/w/ WITH AN AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION BY THE AUTHOR, DATED OCTOBER 2008 AND HIS SIGNATURE. apart from a tiny tear in one of the corners of the slip case the volume is as new.  £150.00

[F1927] HOFFMANN, E.T.A. - Hans von Mueller (ed.),. E.T.A.Hoffmann im persönlichen und brieflichen Verkehr. 4 Volumes.. Sein Briefwechsel und die Erinnerungen seiner Bekannten. I: Hoffmann und Hippel. II - IV: Der Briefwechsel. ( Band II - Heft 1-3 ) Four volumes, Berlin, Gebrüder Paetel, 1912; lxi, 355, lvii, 216, xxxiii, pp. 217-524, xix, pp. 525-772, with several plates and facsimiles; orig. qtr. buckram over marbled bds, gilt-lettered leather lether labels on spines; book-plates of Hans Feld. * A scarce and useful supplement to all editions of Hoffmann's works, edited by the Hoffmann enthusiast and scholar, Hans von Mueller. First edition. ¶ see: Goedeke XIV,4356,679 [ST]  £25.00

[F1934] Maugham, William Somerset, 1874 - 1965,. Typed Letter, A-5, Dated 23rd July 1952. Signed in Ink. to Professor Jean Seznec, Oxford University. On note paper with the address Villa Mauresque. St. Jean - Cap Ferrat, A.M. He acknowledges receipt of Seznec's inaugural lecture.¶ ** Maugham was born in Paris. He was noted as an expert storyteller and a master of fiction technique. An introverted child afflicted with a stammer, Maugham was orphaned at 10 and sent to live with his uncle, a vicar. Although he later studied medicine and completed his internship, he never practiced, having decided at an early age to devote himself to literature. He lived in grand style, spending much of his life on the French Riviera and traveling widely, particularly to East Asia and the South Pacific  £195.00

[F1942] De COSTER, Charles,. Die Geschichte von Ulenspiegel und Lamme Goedzak und ihren heldenmäßigen n fröhlichen und glorreichen Abenteuern im Lande Flanden und anderwärts. Deutsch von Karl Wolfskehl. Mit Holzschnitten von Frans Masereel. 2 Volumes. München, Kurt Wolff, (1926). With a frontispiece and 150 partly full-page original woodcuts and 18 woodcut initials by Frans Masereel. XLIII, (1), 496, (2) pp.; (6), 534, (6) pp., First edition, printed in 1600 copies. This is one of 1500 unnumbered copies. The woodcuts were printed from the original blocks. Text sl. darkened. In full calf with 5 raised bands on the spines. On page [1] Arnold Frank, the film producer has written an 18 line poem in ink, dated 24th May 1928 and signed Arnold Franck. this is followed by the signature Leni Reifenstahl (as opposed to Riefenstahl) corners of binding very slightly rubbed. ¶ ** Arnold Fanck ( 1889 - 1974, a pioneer of the German mountain film. LENI RIEFENSTAHL, [Helene Bertha Amalie] (1902 - 2003) A very unique set [ DR 6-7 ]  £750.00

[F1967-2] SLOVAR' -. Slovar' Russkogo Yazyka XI-XVIIvv. Volumes 1 - 30 and some Supplements. (Institut Russkogo yazyka AN SSSR / Institut russkogo yazyka im.V.V.Vinogradova RAN). Volumes 1 (A-B)-28 ) as published so far ; Ukazatel' istochnikov. Moskva, Nauka, 1975-2015, A good second-hand set. [V Slovare russkogo yazyka XI-XVIIvv. predstavleno okolo 60 tys. slov, naibolee upotrebitel'nykh v russkom yazyke togo vremeni. Eto slova iz oblasti sotsial'no-ekonomicheskikh otnoshenii, byta, sel'skogo khozyaistva, remesel, iskusstva i kul'tury - material'noi i dukhovnoi zhizni. Slovar' pomozhet prochitat' i perevesti teksty drevnerusskoi pis'mennosti, vyyavit' znachenie otdel'nykh slov, utochnit' znachenie terminov, uznat' vremya ikh poyavleniya v russkom yazyke. Otdel'noi knigoi izdaetsya Ukazatel' istochnikov Slovarya russkogo yazyka XI-XVIIvv. V nem v alfavitnom poryadke privodyatsya nazvaniya pamyatnikov pis'mennosti (i ikh sokrashcheniya), ,a osnove kotorykh sostavlen dannyi slovar'.] The set includes the Spravochnyi vypusk, 2001, 816pp., THIS IS THE FULL SET IN 30 VOLUMES PUBLISHED SO FAR , up to and including UBERECHISYA , We can record a standing order for future volumes, not many to follow now snce we started to supply volume 1 in 1975 We can record a standing order for THE REMAINING volumes.  £175.00

[F1982] Labé, Louise. De Sonnettten Van Lovize Labe.. Naast den oorsponkelijkentekst vertaald door P.C. Boutens. Maastricht, Trajectum ad Mosam, 1924, 54pp., one of 215 copies, this is copy numberd 116, printed in Erasmus Medieval, portrait frontispiece . Text printed in red and black, initials in red and black. Original protected printed wrappers, uncut, printed on handmade Van Gelder paper, 7th publication of 'Trajectam ad Mosam' edited by Stols. bi-lingual French-Dutch edition. spine disintegrated, part of spine text still preserved .  £18.50

[F1997] SPENDER , Stephen ( Ed.). Hockney's Alphabet. Faber & Faber, 1991, First trade edition; unpaginated; dark blue boards, gilt title, dust wrapper; each letter of the alphabet drawn in colour on verso, written contributions on recto by Iris Murdoch, Paul Theroux, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Seamus Heaney, Ian McEwan, William Golding, Arthur Miller, Kazuo Ishiguro and Patrick Leigh Fermor aong others; Mrs Valerie Eliot contributed a hitherto unpublished letter to an aspiring Young Writer from T.S.Eliot; folio , immaculate hardback in dust jacket. Splendid copy [ WO 1 ]  £35.00

[F2000] Moore, Thomas. Paradise and the Peri. Illuminated by Owen Jones and Henry Warren, on Stone By Albert Warren. London, Day & Son, n.d. [1860] Complete with the 27 leaves chromolithographed on each side in beautiful colours and gold. Taken from Thomas Moore's Lallah Rookh and produced by the London lithograph firm Day & Son. In a half blue morocco leather binding , gilt title and decorations on the spine which has 2 raised bands. ttile embossed in gilt on fron board. All edges gilt. A very fine copy. the binding is only very slightly scuffed at edges and corner, hardly visible.. The plates havebeen expertly bound in, each with their own spine strip. A spectacular production. Each page is a full page if elaborate chromolithographic illumination printed on heavy card stock with text and image in ten colours, alternating in the centre section. a magnificent example of the ornamental work of Owen Jones ( 1809 - 1874 ), author of the Grammar of Ornament, and one of the early pioneers of colour lithographic printing. images by Henry Warren [ DL3/2 ]  £325.00

[F2035] Mei,L.. Stikhotvoreniya i Razskazy. .., S kritiko-biograficheskim ocherkom, bibliograficheskim ukazatelem i portretom i avtografom' L.A. Meya. v' trekh tomakh' Izdanie chetvertoe, vnov' prosmotrennoe i dopolnennoe. Redaktsiya izdaniya P.V.Bykova. ( Polnoe Sobranie Sochinenii L.A.Meya Volume 2.) S-Peterburg, Izd-e T-va A.F.Marksa, 1911; 443pp.,in original grey cloth binding with black titling on spine and front board, frayed d/j  £15.00

[F204-D] PANAEV, I.. Literaturnye Vospominaniya. Vospominaniya o Belinskom.. .., S.-Peterburg: Izdanie V.Kovalevskogo, 1876. 420 pp., quarter leather, 4 raised bands and gilt title on spine, frontispiece portrait, spine rubbed at the top, corners/edges rubbed/ bumped, a few pages are soiled, , exlibris of N. Agaphonov on inside board and his signature on title page  £35.00

[F2068] TOLSTOI, A.. Soyuz pyati: Rasskazy.. This volume contents followimg stories: Gidra. Soyuz puati. Ubiistvo Antuana Rivo. Rukopis' naidennaya pod krovat'yu. Chernaya pyatnitsa. Na ostrove Khalki. Zolotoi mirazh. V snegakh. Tukhlyi d'yavol. Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo, 1925; 196pp., in fine new boards, the front cover has Masereel-like colour illustration, text browned the original front cover is bound in at the reat and from this a facsimile has been ujsed on the front board, original title label pasted to spine [ ST]  £17.00

[F2085] 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. Düsseldorf, Ursus presse, 1965-1970. Splendid set. ¶ Volume 1: IJOB (Job) 23 woodcuts, separate introduction enclosed; Volume 2: Das Lieder der Lieder (Song of songs) 17 woodcuts, biblical text edited by Max Brod; introd. by J. Mager; Volume 3: Jesaja (Isaiah) 20 woodcuts. Volume 4: Am Anfang ( In the beginning) 21 woodcuts, 1998, In these woodcuts the artist tried to show the development of the Deus absconditus, the hidden God till His revelation in creation. Foundation of this work were the books of the Kabbalah. Volume Volume 5: Ursprung (Origin) 20 woodcuts, 2002, the 2nd announcement of the creation in the Bible. The illustrations cover old folk legends gathered over 3000 years going back to the Stone Age. Cave drawings from 7000 to 200,000 years ago form the basis of these woodcuts. A descriptive booklet in the German language is added.ADDED ALSO: Large poster-sized print , measuring 97 x 61 cm. PSALM 22: Eli, eli, lema sabachtani. Printed from the woodblock in 3 colours, one of an edition of 180 copies printed on Japanese paper signed and numbered . AND Numerous invitsations to Heidenheim's gallery in Duesseldorf  £3,500.00

[F2094SM] Religion -. Vermehrtes Luneburgisches Kirchen Gesang Buch, Nebst einem Gebet Buche auf Sr. Konigl. Grosz= Britannischen Majestaet und Chur Furstl. Durchl. zu Braunschweig- Lueneburg etc. Allergnadigsten Befehl Herausgegeben. Fuenfte Auflage [ 5th edn. ] Lueneburg, Stern, 1789, [16 unnumberd pp ] 1209pp with 1020 songs followed by 17pp. being the index; followed by Verzeichnis einiger Lieder zu den Sonn- und Festtags -Evangelien und Episteln, nach den Nummern der Lieder, 22 unnumbered pp., 3 unnumberd pp. containig Biblische Vorlesungen an den Sonntagen. Gebetbuch zur Kirchen- und Haus=Andacht, nebst den Kirchen=Kollected und Antiphonen. Lueneburg, Stern, 1789,296pp., Episteln und Evangelia auf alle Sonn = und Festtage, nebst den zeitlichen Vorlesungen. Mit beigefuegter Geschichte von dem Leiden und Tode Jesu Christi, wie auch der Beschreibung von der Zerstoerung der Stadt Jerusalem. Lueneburg, Stern, 1843, 216pp., full black calf leather binding. more recent f.e.p. no e.p at the end. 5 raised bands on the spine worn binding solid.text uniformly darkened, a.e.g. ¶ First published in 1767 later editions hardly changed till it was replaced by the Hannöversche Gesangbuch about 100 years later.[ WB 14 ]  £65.00

[F2107SM] Appel, Rolf. Das Richtehaus. Eine gleichnishafte Erzählung. 1967. Mit 5 Originalradierungen von Ute Schreiber. 250 x 215 mm. in blockbook binding [Hamburg 1967].27pp., One of an edition of just 15 copies 5 original etchings by Ute Schreiber.On the halftitle: . Max Tau, "dem Baumeister einer brüderlichen Welt" zum 70. Geburtstag gewidmet. This copy is signed by 9 contributors (?) like Kurt Lehmann, Rolf Appel and Max Tau and his wife Tove.Max Tau dated this copy below the signatures Oslo 18. Januar 1967. Cover sl. spotted and darkened, the text towards the edges. Obviously extremely rare. ¶ Max Tau was a German-Norwegian writer, editor, and publisher noted for his contribution to promoting literary exchange between Germany and Norway, especially in the context of reconciliation after World War II. He was the first person who was awarded the peace prize of the German Booksellers Association in 1950  £85.00

[F2110SM] Kredel, Fritz (erzählt Und Illustriert Von ). Odenwälder Geschichten. Frankfurt/M. Der goldene Brunnen 1959, 34pp., boards, with 14 hand-colourted illustrations see Tiessen II, 32 for the first edition, 1938. Printed by the Bauerschen Gießerei. fine copy [ST]  £8.50

[F2112SM] Andersen, Hans Christian,. Der Tannenbaum. Berlin: Erich Blaschker Presse, 1965, 25, [2], [1 ]pp., With 8 original lithographs by Erich Jasorka. Original boards with another coloured Original-Lithograph on the front board In slip case. this is copy number 532 of a limited edition. This copy is signed by Jasorka below the colophon  £9.50

[F2114SM] ROHSE, Otto. Einhundert Holzstiche - Cent Gravures Sur Bois - One Hundred Wood Engravings .. Eine Auswahl der Holzstiche von 1951-1990. Einführung von Eva-Maria Hanebutt-Benz. Hamburg, Otto Rohse Presse 1990 [1991]. 4°. XIX, 230 Seiten. Mit 100 Orig.-Holzstichen. Orig.-Broschur. 30 x 19 cm. 231 S. (Sigill. Blätter für Buch und Kunst. Heft 3 und 4, Folge X). Illustrierte Original-Broschur. Hamburg, Otto Rohse Presse 1990. Gedruckt in 1400 numerierten und von Otto Rohse signierten Exemplaren. Alle Holzstiche sind von den Stöcken abgezogen. Mit einem Beitrag von Eva-Maria Hanebutt-Benz "Zu Otto Rohses Holzstichen". Mit einem maschinengeschriebenen Brief an den Verleger Fr. Wittig, datiert 29.9.1995, signiert von Rohse in dem er eine neues Werk anbietet; ausserdem die Einladung zur Ausstellung Otto Rohse Buchkunst in Hamburg, Oktober 1995 und Prospektus fuer Otto Rohse Werkverzeichnis der Kupferstiche.  £45.00

[F2167-B] CARRA DE VAUX, BARON:. Les penseurs de l'islam. 5 Volumes.. Paris, Librairie Paul Geuthner, 1921, in-8vo, environ 2000 p some foxing and yellowing of text, small name stamp on half titles, tops/bottoms of spines of 3 volumes worn,front cover of volume 1 detached. ** Vol. 1: Les souverains. L'histoire et la philosophie politique (VII, 383 pp.). II: Les géographes. Les sciences mathématiques et naturelles (400 pp.). III: L'exégèse. La tradition et la jurisprudence (423 pp.). IV: La scolastique. La théologie et la mystioque. La musique (VIII, 384 pp.). V: Les sectes. Le libéralisme moderne (431 pp.).  £35.00

[F2171] Hermann, Martin Gottfried, (1754 - 1822). Handbuch der Mythologie aus Homer und Hesiod, als Grundlage zu einer richtigern Fabellehre des Alterthums, mit erläuternden Anmerkungen begleitet. Nebst einer Vorrede des Herrn Hofrat Heyne.. Berlin und Stettin:Friedrich Nicolai 1787. [24] 456pp., including the index, Contemp. boards, calf leather spine, 5 raised bandsa, spine rather worn, cornbers bump[ed/worn, text darkenend. * rare book. ¶ From the library of Erick Alport with his name in ink on first paste-down.[ST]  £35.00

[F2192] Pourtales, Guy De,. Monclar. Éditions De La Nouvelle Revue Française Paris 1926 , 269pp., Couverture Imprimée First edition. Ed. Numérotée Exemplaire réimposé dans le format in-quarto tellière, sur papier vergé Lafuma-Navarre au filigrane nrf Fait partie des 105 exemplaires destinés aux bibliophiles de "La Nouvelle Revue Française" numérotés de I à CV - Exemplaire N° LXXXVII L, Imprimé pour M. Leon Guinotte. unopened, untrimmed margins, large margins, text sl. darkened.  £14.50

[F2195] Browne , Joseph et al (contrib.). Gratulatio solennis Universitatis Oxoniensis ob celsissimum Georgium Fred. Aug. Walliæ Principem Georgio III. et Charlottæ Reginæ auspicatissime Natum. The many contributors include Joseph Browne, Henri Duke of Beaufort, Edward Bentick, brother of of Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland., Thomas Fitzmaurice, Ambrose Saint John, Thomas Hunt, Professor of Hebrew and Arabic, Professor R. Browne (Syriac), John Swinton (Syriac), Lewis Bagot (son of Ssir Walter Bagot), John Moore (Hebrew) , William Weller Pepys. Oxonii , E typographeo Clarendoniano MDCCLXII [ Oxford Clarendon press 1762 ] [173pp. ] Includes verses in in Latin, English, Greek, Welsh, Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac. Folio-sized volume. In contemp. red calf leather binding. front and rear cover with detailed tooling, binding, especially the spine worn, outer hinges split, binding strenghtened with later new end papers. a.e.g. Text very good. Fine etching on title page. This volume comes from the library of the Royal House of Hanover library, auctioned c. 1970 in Hamburg at Dr. Ernst Hauswedell & Co, a circular stamp with the motto "suscipere et finire" at the top and the text "ex bibliotheca fideicomm. Ernestii Aug." at the bottom, with his coat of arms in the center is found on the reverse of the title page  £185.00

[F2197] VERHAEREN, E.. A La Vie Qui S'eloigne. Poèmes suivis de Trois épîtres lyriques, Sept épitaphes, Au-delà, Feuilles Tombées. Paris, Mercure de France, 1924. 203pp., unopened copy, large margins untrimmed, . N° 140 of the 389 copies printed on fine vergé d'Arches paper, red title on cream wrappers over yellow printed paper covers. Partly first editions. [ ST ]  £29.50

[F2198] Augustinus Aurelius (354-430). Augustinus Aurelius (354-430) D. Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis episcopi Operum tomi quinti pars secunda : qua reliqui X libri De civitate Dei nunc demum veterum codicum collatione & fide castigatissimi facti, atque doctissimi viri Lodovici Vivis,. eruditissimis commentariis illustrati, continentur : cum indice, hac postrema editione castigatissimo ditissimóque facto .[Geneva] : excudebat Iacobus Stoer, M.DCX. [1610] [24], 742, [42] p. ; 8° (17 cm) Stoer, Jakob (1542-1610) / Vives, Juan Luis (1492-1540) In full contemp. blind embossed calf leather binding, pste downs and [1] loose page [1] has annot. in ink by an old hand, pp. 657-672, partly detached and with some tiny marginal worm holing a few other pages also with very tiny worm holes in the margins spine damaged to top and bottom [ Augustine of Hippo ] [ DL 1 ]  £55.00

[F2200] HOOFT, P.C.,. Neederlandsche histoorien, sedert de ooverdraght der heerschappye van de kaizar Karel den Vijfden, op kooning Philips zynen zoon. En: Vervolgh der Neederlandsche historien, seedert het ooverlyden van prins Willem,. tot het einde der landtvooghdyschap des graaven van Leicester. Amsterdam, Jan Jacobz Schipper, 1656, Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1654. [XII], 842, [26], [VI] 333, [9]pp., With a finely engraved full page title engraving by Joachim von Sandrart (12 May 1606 - 14 October 1688) the German Baroque art-historian and painter, active in Amsterdam during the Dutch Golden Age. This includes the printer's vignette at the base. In a very detailed blind-tooled full leather binding with clasps ( lacks one clasp ) First part published by Ian Iacobz Schipper, the 2nd part by Blaeu 1e druk. See: Haitsma Mulier, 193/195 Front hinge of binding split, top/bottom spine worn, leather boards scuffed, spine with 5 raised bands. Name in gilt Rhodes University college library on spine. Ex-library Professor G.N. Clark [ Sir George Norman Clark (27 February 1890 - 6 February 1979, knighted 1953, although what he valued most was the order of Commander of the order of Orange Nassau bestowed on him in 1949 for services to the Dutch cause under severe circumstances (see enclosed copy of the pages 181 -186 Jaarboek KNAW 1979. Sir George phoned 6 months prior to his death to ask if I would be interested to buy "some Dutch books" This appeared to be the largest historical library on the Netherlands I had ever come across in the UK. [note by W.A. Meeuws] With his name G.N. Clark in ink on f.e.p.  £325.00

[F2205] Jurieu, Pierre, (1637-1713.). The history of the Council of Trent. : In eight books. Whereunto is prefixt a discourse containing historical reflexions on Councils. and particularly on the conduct of the Council of Trent, proving that the Protestants are not obliged to submit thereto / written in French by Peter Jurieu, Doctour and Professour of Divinity.And now done into English. Printed by J. Heptinstall, for Henry Faithorne and John Kersey, and Edward Evets, 1684, CXX, 608pp. frontispiece title page page I headed by: Historical Reflections ON COUNCILS; And particularly on the Council of TRENT: PROVING That Protestants are not Obliged to submit thereto. Page 1 is headed by: THE HISTORY OF THE Council of TRENT. Deals with LEO. X. ADRIAN. VI. CLEM. VII. PAUL. III. PAUL III. PAUL III. JULIUS III. JULIUS III. JULIUS III. MARCEL II. PAUL IV. PIUS IV. PIUS IV. PIUS IV. PIUS IV. ERRATA. A TABLE of the most remarkable matters contained in this History. Translation of Abrégé de l'histoire du concile de Trente. ¶ ** The Council of Trent played an important part in determining the outcome of the Counter-Reformation. Along with the part played by the Jesuits and certain individuals, the Council of Trent was a central feature of the Counter-Reformation. But whether Trent represented a positive move by the Catholic Church remains contentious. Any long term change in the Catholic Church depended on the attitude of the pope in power at one particular time. If there was no desire for change, then there would be no change! Julius III (1550 to 1555) showed little interest in reform. There were those popes who were the opposite and were truly interested in moving forward the Catholic Church such as Sixtus V (1585 to 1590). The Council of Trent was called by Paul Ill who was pope from 1534 to 1549 and it first sat in December 1545. It was finally disbanded in 1563 but though it would appear to have a life span of 18 years, it was only engaged in talks for four and a half years. Most of the popes at this time did not want to lose power and "they did not feel any enthusiasm for the abolition of abuses which were lucrative for the Papacy." (Cowie) The pope did not attend the meetings of the Council and he took no formal part in it. But his legates ensured that the pope's views would always be put forward and this meant that there was no danger in the revival of conciliarism (the Council being superior to the pope). 700 bishops could have attended the Council but to start with only 31 turned up along with 50 theologians. By 1563, a total of 270 bishops attended and the vast majority of them were Italian which was a great bonus for the pope as they were under his control and it was the pope who effectively controlled promotion to cardinal etc. and these men would not be seen in public doing anything other than what the pope wanted. The bishops also insisted that they vote as individuals rather than as a block-country vote and as there were 187 Italian bishops, 32 Spanish, 28 French and 2 German the Italians vastly outnumbered the other three countries put together! As such what was to be passed at Trent was what the pope accepted as being acceptable to him. The Council had been called to examine doctrine and reform. Charles V had wanted abuses looked at first in an attempt to please the Protestants and hopefully tempt them back to the church. Once they were back they could look at doctrine. Paul III did not want this as reforms could financially damage him and concessions could diminish his authority. The result was that two separate sections dealt with reform and doctrine simultaneously. The Council of Trent (Latin: Concilium Tridentinum) was the 16th-century Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. It is considered to be one of the Church's most important[1] councils. It convened in Trent (then capital of the Prince-Bishopric of Trent, in the Holy Roman Empire, now in modern Italy) between December 13, 1545, and December 4, 1563 in twenty-five sessions for three periods. Council fathers met for the first through eighth sessions in Trent (1545-7), and for the ninth through eleventh sessions in Bologna (1547) during the pontificate of Pope Paul III.[2] Under Pope Julius III, the council met in Trent (1551-52) for the twelfth through sixteenth sessions. Under Pope Pius IV, the seventeenth through twenty-fifth sessions took place in Trent (1559-63). The council issued condemnations on what it defined as Protestant heresies and defined Church teachings in the areas of Scripture and Tradition, Original Sin, Justification, Sacraments, the Eucharist in Holy Mass and the veneration of saints. It issued numerous reform decrees.[3] By specifying Catholic doctrine on salvation, the sacraments, and the Biblical canon, the Council was answering Protestant disputes.[1] The Council entrusted to the Pope the implementation of its work; as a result, Pope Pius IV issued the Tridentine Creed in 1565; and Pope Pius V issued in 1566 the Roman Catechism, in 1568 a revised Roman Breviary, and in 1570 a revised Roman Missal, thus initiating what since the 20th century has been called the Tridentine Mass (from the city's Latin name Tridentum), and Pope Clement VIII issued in 1592 a revised edition of the Vulgate.[4] The Council of Trent, delayed and interrupted several times because of political or religious disagreements, was a major reform council and the most impressive embodiment of the ideals of the Counter-Reformation.[4] It would be over 300 years until the next Ecumenical Council. When announcing Vatican II, Pope John XXIII stated that the precepts of the Council of Trent continue to the modern day, a position that was reaffirmed by Pope Paul VI.[5] in full rather worn and damaged original calf no front end papers, some marginal; worm holing , staining to edges of some pages,[ DR 5 ]  £75.00

[F2248] Gauden, John ( Attributed to ). Eikon Basilike ( in Greek). the Pourtraicture of His Sacred Maiestie in His Solitude and Sufferings. [ London] Perhaps the First Edition , 1st issue no publisher, [iv] 269pp, double page engraving frontispiece, lacks the final blank, with "mala" spelling on title page. Originally attributed to Charles I, it is now acknowledged that the author is John Gauden. full calf (worn) damage to spine. See: Wing E268 Pforzheimer 171 Almack 1 . ¶ ** Eikon Basilike [Gr.,=royal image], subtitled "the Portraiture of His Sacred Majesty in His Solitudes and Sufferings," a work published soon after the execution of Charles I of England in 1649. It purports to be the king's spiritual autobiography. Written in simple, direct, and moving language, it ran into many editions and was translated into several languages. After the Restoration, John Gauden claimed authorship of the book, and this claim is still a subject of scholarly controversy. Because of the favorable image it created of the king, John Milton was assigned by the regicides to reply to it, which he did in his Eikonoklastes (1649). The name is also spelled Icon Basilike and Ikon Basilike.  £175.00

[F2255KET] The Oxford Bestiarium [bestiary ]. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Ashmole 1511, Southern England, 12th Century. Published in 1982. Complete colour facsimile edition of the 244 pp. (105 + 17 fol.) and of the inner end pages in original size 280 x 180 mm. The all leather binding is a faithful replica of a Romanic binding, presently in the possession of Austrian National Library in Vienna. All folios are cut according to the original. + Commentary volume: Transcription and translation of the text into German by F. Unterkircher, Vienna, Limited edition. with fantastic animal pictures on rich gold leaf. Bestiaries, illustrated books of animals, whose moralistic contents relate to selected biblical texts, were highly popular in the late 12th century. ther Oxford manuscript probably ranks among the finest examples of its kind. The magnificent codex, richly embellished with gold leaf, not only exceeds itself with its marvellous luminous opaque colour painting and clear depiction of animals, plants and human beings, but also in its predilection for serene symmetry, refined ornament and frequent use of carefully executed diaper-patterned backgrounds. The pictures are irregularly dispersed throughout the text. According to our modern conception, the animals often depict a surreal view of nature: a crocodile with a serpent's head and bird's feet, a horned panther with rather arbitrary colouring are but a few examples of an astonishing iconography which, far from naturalistic sketches, was based on the free interpretation of literary models. The book contains an overwhelming wealth of animal depictions: for example: A magnificent many-finned whale catches fish, while misguided sailors, thinking it to be an island, try to land on its back. All in all 130 miniatures within only 105 pages illustrate several chapters on nature and the qualities of animals; birds, snakes, worms, fish, trees, flintstones, as well as the nature of mankind. Of special interest is the illustration of Genesis in the beginning of the book, which is set amongst exceptionally enlarged and boldly narrative painted scenes. Former owners a.o. : William Wright, vicar of High Wycombe; William Mann; Sir Peter Mancroft; John Tradescant; Elias Ashmole; Oxford University  £595.00

[F2257KET] Emperor Maximilian I. Weisskunig. 2 Volumes. Volume 1: Text Volume 2: plates.. In Lichtdruck-Faksimiles nach Fruehdrucken mit Hilfe der Max-Kade-Foundation Inc. New York fuer den Stuttgarter Galerieverein herausgegeben von H. Th. Musper in Verbindung mit Rudolf Buchner, Heinz-Otto Burger und Erwin Peterman." "Die Unterschriften zu den Holzschnitten" (16 p.) in pocket of v. 1.The work of Maximilian I, of Germany, and his secretary, Marx Treitz-Saurwein. 118 of the woodcuts by Hans Burgkmair.Stuttgart, Kohlhammer-Verlag, 1956. 251,467pp. 251 facsimiles of early engravings on plates ,29 illustrations and 8 water-mark illustrations in the text. A beautiful facsimile edition of this substantial and famous volume. Maximilian I, Kaiser (Wiener Neustadt, 1459-1519, Wels), was the son of the Emperor Friedrich III and his consort, a Portuguese princess. By his marriage to Marie of Burgundy in 1477 he united the extensive Burgundian territories (including the Netherlands), with the Habsburg dominions. He was elected German King in 1486, and in 1493 became Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Research indicates this volume to be a quasi-autobiographical work. It tells of his youth, marriage, and campaigns. Its execution was entrusted to his secretary Marx Treitzsauerwein (1450-1527). The emperor died before the work was completed and the MS. was first printed in 1775. Fine hardback set. With dustjackets.( a few small tears in the jackets) *** Der Weiß Kunig - literally translated as The White King - was prepared in the 16th Century in an apparent collaboration between at least four artists: Leonard Beck (1480-1542); Hans Burgkmair (1473-1531); Hans Schäuffelein (1480-1540); and Hans Springinklee (1490-1540). Bartsch notes that at least 99 of the plates may be attributed to Burgkmair, at least two further may be attributed to Beck (Plates 39 and 78), and one each to Springinklee and Schäuffelein. Jost Dienecker (also known as Jost de Neeker) is among the artisans thought to have worked as engravers on the work. Also known as The Life and Reign of Emperor Maximilian I, Der Weiß Kunig purports to provide a chronicle of the life of the Emperor. Der Weiß Kunig was written by Marx Treitzsaurwein following suggestions and dictation provided directly by Emperor Maximilian I. The allegorical styling of the Emperor as The White King arose from a variety of sources, including the clear symbolic correlations between 'white' and 'wisdom' and the traditional white harness Emperor Maximilian I carried in tournaments and battles. Other rulers are also represented allegorically throughout Der Weiß Kunig, including the King of France (The Blue King), the Duke of Milan (The King of the Worm - a reference drawn from the Milanese coat of arms), and the King of Hungary (The Green King). The allegorical tale is told in three parts: the first deals with previous Habsburg rulers; the second with the birth and early life of Maximilian (through to his marriage to Maria von Burgund); and the third with the rule of Emperor Maximilian I. For the first two elements, Treitzsaurwein drew on a variety of historical sources, but for the third, relied upon direct comment from the Emperor. The third portion of Der Weiß Kunig,therefore, has value as a source document for the era. The woodblocks used in Der Weiß Kunig were carved in the first two decades of the 16th Century, but were not published prior to the Emperor's death. In 1665, the manuscript was rediscovered in Schloss Ambras and a century later, the woodcuts were rediscovered in Graz. Kurzböck's famous publication of the text and woodcuts followed in 1775 - after more than 200 years of the whole work being thought lost.Despite the propagandist intent and the somewhat romanticised imagery within Der Weiß Kunig, the illustrations provide a valuable and intriguing insight into late-Medieval and early-Renaissance Court life and the costumes, housewares,weaponry and architecture of the period. The jackets have a few small tears, otherwise a fine set. [ heavy volumes ]  £75.00

[F2258KET] SMITH, Webster (introd). Das Stundenbuch des Kardinals Alessandro Farnese mit den Miniaturen von Guilio Clovio. Im Besitz der Piermont Morgan Library New York.. Eingeleitet and erlaeutert von Webstrer Smith. Facsimile edition gilt lettering spine, in velvet binding, with blind embossed decorations using the engravings on the insides of the boards of the original in the Pierpont Morgan library. on front- and backcover, 174pp., [II], 64 full colour pages in facsimile, In illustrated slipcase. [introduction in German] ¶ Alessandro Farnese (5 October 1520 - 2 March 1589), an Italian cardinal and diplomat and a great collector and patron of the arts, was the grandson of Pope Paul III (who also bore the name Alessandro Farnese), and the son of Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma.  £25.00

[F2277] VILLON, Francois,. Le débat du cueur et du corps de Villon en forme de ballade. The dispute of the heart and body of François Villon. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With lino cuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. This is number 2 one of the 3 copies numbered 1 to 3 of a total limited edition of 226 copies [the colophon states that there were only 2 copies numberd 1 and 2 ] bound in protected full red leather and printed on Japanese Hosho paper, contain and extra copy of the frontispiece on Natsume paper, signed by the artist. The title page and text pages contain illuminated decorations in colour and gold by Margaret Adams who signed these 3 copies below the colophon. The frontispiece was also embossed in the leather front board. In slip case with leather edges. Unique book, very fine. WITH the copy Margaret Adams sent to the publisher with her suggestions for the illuminations partly indicated/drawn in pencil and partly already with the gold illuminations and with her handwritten letter dated 26 July 1972 to the publisher, signed.  £350.00

[F2284] Bashkin, V.; Kuprin, A.; Oliger, N.; Sologub, F.. Zemlya. Sbornik tretii.. Contents: N. Oliger "Osennyaya pesnya" - V. Bashkin "Lipy shumeli" - F.Sologub "Staryi dom" - A.Kuprin "Yama". Moskva: Moskovskoe knigoizdatel'stvo, !909. 338 pp., cover illustration by I.Bilibin, repeated on the title page. very good new paper coverd boards , original front cover pasted to new front board , pages are slightly brown, otherwise fair condition.  £65.00

[F2293] Grossman,L., V.Polonskii. Spor o Bakunine I Dostoevskom .. .., Stat'i L.P.Grossmana i Vyach.Polonskogo. Leningrad, Gosudarstvennoe izd-vo, 1926; 215pp., rebound, original text and xerox copy of the original paper cover pasted onto front board, title page preserved, thougth repaired at the left margin, text intact  £35.00

[F2372-2] VILLON, Francois,. Le débat du cueur et du corps de Villon en forme de ballade. The dispute of the heart and body of François Villon. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With lino cuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. One of the 8 copies bound in quarter calf leather printed on antique medium laid paper with an extra copy of the frontispiece signed by the artist on Natsume paper bound in.  £17.50

[F2375] AUDEN , W.H. Dylan Thomas, Stephen Spender, Richard Cchurch, William Empsom, C. Day Lewis and Many Others. POETRY A Magazine of Verse Founded By Harriet Monroe. Volume XLIX, No. 4, for January 1937.. English number edited by W.H. Auden and Michael Roberts (eds.) pp. 179 - 238. orange printed wrappers, cover designed by Eric Gill.  £45.00

[F2376] Goodland, John (ed.). Delta. a Magazine in French and English. Easter 1939 issue. 3ieme annee, no. 1. Contains poems by Anne Ridler, Dylan Thomas, David Gascoyne, Audrey Beecham, Lawrence Durell and many others. 36pp., printed wrappers,¶ ** Began in 1937 ? Probably only 3 issues appeared. OCLC: 500312037  £22.50

[F2381] HOFFMANN, E.T.A. ,. Kath Krespel - Die Fermate - Fraulein Scudery - Abenteuer Dreier Freunde - Der Zusammenhang Der Dinge-Datura Fastuosa - Meister Joh. Wacht.. These titles form part of E.T.W. Hoffmans's erzählende Schriften, in einer Auswahl. (Ausgabe letzter Hand) Herausgegeben von seiner Wittwe Micheline Hoffmann, geb. Rorer (=. J. E. Hitzig). in 18 part volumes. not mentioned in these volumes. Stuttgart, Brodhag'sche Buchhandlung 1831, small sized volume 90 x 134 mm. brown boards, black spine with gilt decorations and gilt tile on spine label. spine and edges worn. Printed in Fraktur. see: WG 23.  £9.00

[F2382] HELL, Theodor (ed.). Penelope. Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1834. Hrg. v. Theodor Hell. 23ter Jahrgang. Mit 8 Kupfern. (= 8 copper engravings) Contributions a.o. by .: L. Kruse; Fr. Laun; W. Blumenhagen; H. May; B. v. Miltitz; Th. Hell; Franz Grillparzer. Leipzig, J.C. Hinrichssche Buchhandlung, 1834, 386pp., embossed binding, small size: 95 x 138 mm., a..e.g. binding worn, warped, spine split in the middle, but held together with glue. text creased.  £6.00

[F2383] Chamisso, Adelbert von. Peter Schlemihl's wundersame Geschichte mitgetheilt von .... Nach des Dichters Tode neu herausgegeben von Julius Eduard Hitzig. Neue Stereotypausgabe mit Holzschnitten (after Menzel) Nürnberg, Johann Leonhard Schrag [1839 or perhaps 1856 ] XVI, 82 [1]pp., half green calf , spine is brown with finely decorated title in gilt. original green wrappers are bound in, title page sl. spotted.  £12.00

[F2388] Barclay, Ioannis,. Euphormionis Lusinini sive Ioannis Barclaii Satyricon, partes quinque cum clavi. Accessit Conspiratio anglicana.. Lugd[ini] Batavorum, apud Elzevirios, 1655. small size (73 x 130 mm. ) , [12] 568pp., engraved title page, in vellum-like paper covers, 5 raised bands, handwritten title label, text darkened, ¶ ** A satire on the Jesuits and Puritans. Parts I and II were first published in 1605 and 1607 respectively; part III, with title "Apologia Euphormionis pro se", was published in 1610; part IV, with title "Icon animorum", appeared in 1614; part V, by C.B. Morisot, was first published separately in 1624 with title "Alitophili Veritatis lacrymae" but is frequently included in collected editions of Barclay's work. The "Conspiratio Anglicana" (p. [571]-580) deals with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. lacks dedication page.  £35.00

[F2391] The South African Photo-Publishing Company, Cape Town. Photographs of South Africa, comprising representative Views of its Cities, Streets, Churches, Parliament Houses, Public Buildings, Statues, Memorials, Houses. , Huts, Lighthouses, Harbours; its Diamond Mindes, Goldmines, Railways, Ships, Farms, Plantations; its Scenery, Rivers, Mountains, Karoo, Tropical Vegetation, Waterfalls, Social Life, Scenes on the " Veld," Natives, Besides a large number of Instantaneous Photographs shewing the everyday life of the People in the various States. Collected from Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Basutoland, Zululand, Swaziland Delagoa Bay, etc. The largest and most perfect Collection of Photographs of South Africa ever published. Each picture carefully and accurately described. With 100 plates with descriptive letter press; Cape Town, The South African Photo-Publishing Company , 1894, Sold by subscription only. Landscape format measuring 275 x 210 mm. the b/w photographs in yellow borders, printed single-sided with the explanations on separately inserted pages opposite. The photographers include J. Gribble, Fripp, Caney. Original full brown leather, the title gilt-embossed on the upper board (padded) This front also has the initials E.R. gilt embossed in the bottom right corner; spine with raised bands in gilt, all edges gilt; dedication in ink dated Oct. 1895 on blank page preceding half title, Binding with rubbed corners and spine edges and top and bottom, but all in all a fine copy, rare in this state  £135.00

[F2396] Wessels, Dick.. Zuilig. [Maastricht]: Het Gonst, 1989. 19pp.with colour illustrations 335 x 138 mm. Number 32 of a limited edition of 55 numberd copies set in Garamond and printed on fine Velin d'Arches paper. Very fine copy. With a handwritten letter in Ddutch by Wessels dateds 30-10-'90. in which he talks about future titles.  £50.00

[F2401] BREECHES / GENEVA BIBLE - 1615. The Bible translated according to the Hebrew and Greeke,. The Bible translated according to the Hebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages ; with most profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance, as may appear in the Epistle to the reader ; and also a most profitable Concordance for the ready finding out of any thing in the same conteined. Imprinted at London : By Robert Barker, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majestie, 1615. Deficient at either end of the text. Front: Undated BCP lacks early leaves and next four leaves , starting with the order for the administration frayed. Back: Metrical Psalter 1616 to Ps. 115 only. Bible itself: JS [Speed] Genealogies and Map. 1615 bible titlepage and next page badly torn with loss. Tear in trext kk4 with loss. Wwith 1613 Concordances, so a mixed copy 1615 + 1613. General condition not too bad for its age, but with some early writing and later doodling. Browning, staining and spotting occasionally throughout. Quite a few pages with small tears and fraying. In recent half calf with green linen covered boards, spine with 4 raised bands.  £650.00

[F2411] DEFOE, Daniel. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. Who lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the great River of Oroonoque,. having been cast on shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With an Account how he was at last as strangely Delivered by Pyrates. Written by Himself. With: The Life of Daniel Defoe by George Chalmers. 2 volumes. London, John Stockdale, 1790, volume I: frontispiece, blank reverse frontispiece, title, reverse title blank,advertisement one unnumbered page, reverse of this blank, The preface is one sheet of which the 2nd page is numbered xii, 389, one blank. 7 plates; volume II: frontispiece,title,blank, preface on 3 pages, the first of which has no number followed by IV and V, 456, 7 plates. In total 14 engraved illustrations done by Medland after drawings by Stothard. including the 2 frontispieces and Defoe's engraved portrait with George Chalmers's Life of Defoe which appears in this edition for the first time. Both title pages have engraved title vignettes. Included in volume 2 on pages 441 - 456 is "A List of writings, which are considered as undoubtedly Defoe's". (ESTC N47632; Lowndes, III, 613). From 2 pages the bottom right corner has been cut off, not affecting the text ( page 339 in volume 1 and page 181 in volume 2 ) , throughout volume 1 damp has discoloured the top margins, especially till page 7 and 383 - 389, where this has gone into the text. In full recently rebacked calf. Volume I with rear board re-inforced with light grey tape. First end paper in volume 2 is marbled, the other and the end papers of volume 2 are blank. Corners and part of the edges rubbed/sl. worn, small worm holing to bottom front cover of volume 2 and about 3 cm square piece missing of rear bottom corner of this volume. ASK FOR PHOTOGRAPHS  £175.00

[F2421-2] Jennings. Elizabeth,. An Oxford Cycle. Poems. Oxford, Thornton's , 1987, [4] 16pp., illustrated wrappers, one of a limited edition of 538 copies. Not many of this edition survive, most were destroyed as a result of a flood. *** Elizabeth Jennings Elizabeth Joan Jennings, poet, born July 18 1926; died October 26 2001. Elizabeth was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, England in July 18, 1926. Her father was a respected Chief Medical Officer who moved the family to Oxford when she was six years old. She later discovered poetry while attending the Oxford high school. After attending St Anne's College, Oxford, Elizabeth became a librarian at Oxford city library. Having more time to focus on her writing she published her first collection of poetry (1953) which drew the attention of Robert Conquest. Mr. Conquest would later publish her work with the likes of famous authors Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, Thom Gunn and others in his 1956 - - New Lines Anthology - - , which would later become known as - - The Movement - - . Throughout the 1960's, Elizabeth was one of the most popular poets in England. She never married and published a great number of works. Elizabeth once said, "I write fast and revise very little. A street in North Oxford has now been named after. We are certain she would not have approved. THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW COPIES THE AUTHOR SIGNED, IT IS MARKED D . She only signed 6 copies of the 38 specials. [ Dr - M - 2 ]  £75.00

[F2427] Mirbeau, Octave. Le Calvaire. ( 41st volume in the series les beaux livres ) Paris, Editions Mornay, 1928, 363pp., Number 796 of an edition of 1000 copies.(+ 83 not for sale) printed on fine Rives paper. Frontispiece wood engraving in colour and more coloured wood engravings (tail pieces) in the text.by Hermann Paul. 363 pp the original spine is bound in at the rear, in a very fine dark blue polished calf binding, 5 raised bans, t.e.g. [ WB 9]  £65.00

[F2432] Kenney, A.H., [rector of St. Olave's, Southwark, 1776 - 1855 ]. Facts and Documents illustrative of the history of the period immediately preceding the accession of William III. referring particularly to religion in England and in France. And Bearing on recent Events.. C. & J. Rivington, 1827. [8], 279pp., half calf wwith marbkled paper covered boards, giult decoration and red leatehr title label on spine, Ex-libris Arthur Capel on first paste-down. spine very sl. rubbed at the top. [Catholic church ]  £35.00

[F2434] Walch, J.G.. Einleitung in Die Philosophie. 2 Volumes.. Einleitung in die Philosophie or Introduction to Philosophy was intended by Walch to be a companion to the earlier Lexicon, as the full title suggests: Introduction to Philosophy, Which Explains All Its Parts, Indicates their Proper Connections, and Gives an Account of the Origin and History of Each Discipline, Especially for Use with the Philosophical Lexicon. Divided into three parts, the Einleitung contains extensive historical introductions to philosophical disciplines throughout the ages. The first part examines the "Character of Philosophical Cognition". The second deals with the "Disciplines" of philosophy, namely logic, metaphysics, natural philosophy, ethics, doctrine of virtue, philosophy of law, and political philosophy, and the third concerns "Philosophical Secrets" or the teaching on the mind (Geist) or souls. Much of Walch's philosophy is reminscent of Kant and some philosophers have argued that he should be counted as one of Kant's predecessors. This reprint will provide academics with important evidence to analyse this issue and the opportunity to fully understand the relationship between the two strands of the German Enlightenment, initiated by its two "founders", Christian Thomasius and Christian Wolff. First published in 1727, this reprint is of the rare third improved edition (1738) which contains an extensive index. Now reprinted in two volumes, with an introduction by Manfred Kuehn, this valuable work provides a succinct and systematic account of philosophy. 2001, 818pp., Fine hardback set. No dustwrapper as issued. Mint condition still shrink-wrapped  £75.00

[F2443] BURNEY, Charles (1762-1814 ). The Present State of Music in France and Italy: ONE VOLUME AND The Present state of music in Germany, the Netherlands, and United Provinces TWO VOLUMES. both titles first editions. the 3-volume set conists of: The Present State of Music in France and Italy: Or, The Journal of a Tour through those Countries, undertaken to collect Materials for A General History of Music. T. Becket and Co., 1771.Octavo., [2] 396 [10] = index [2] - advertisement ; blank. rebacked in quarter calf with red leather title label with gilt title and 5 raised bands. Original boards (edges and corners rubbed/worn) preserved, new front end paper pasted to inside of front board. Name rubbed out on other part of front e.p. Minor foxing to title and first 15pp. and a few other pp. in the text o/w text bright FIRST EDITION . AND: The Present state of music in Germany, the Netherlands, and United Provinces. Or, the journal of a tour through those countries, undertaken to collect materials for a general history of music. T. Becket and Co., J. Robson, G. Robinson, 1773,n 8vo. 2 volumes. Volume I. VIII, 367 [1] pp.; Volume II. VI, [2], 352. Then followed by the pages 369 - 376 containing the index for volume 1 (binder's error or previous owner's decision ? ) [1] (p. vi in volume 2 should probably be numbered iv). The advertisement and errata pages are bound after the title page in volume 2. In full rebacked calf leather binding, corners neatly repaired, spine with gilt titling and 5 raised bands. The text if very good with some occasional discolouring near the edges in a few margins. PRICE FOR THESE 3 VOLUMES TOGETHER  £195.00

[F2444KI] Thomson, James. The Seasons. W. Suttaby, Stationers Court. 1808. Frontis & Illustrated title page. On the front board the year 1807 is printed. Includes, The Life of Thomson. XIV, [3], 18-168 pages. Interior remains tight and complete. No backstrip. size: 80 x 149 mm. in the original brown paper covered printed boards (corners bumped ) ¶ ** James Thomson (11 September 1700 - 27 August 1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright, known for his masterpiece The Seasons and the lyrics of Rule, Britannia!. He wrote Spring in 1728 and finally Autumn in 1730, when the set of four was published together as The Seasons. During this period he also wrote other poems, such as to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton, and his first play, The Tragedy of Sophonisba (1729). The latter is best known today for its mention in Samuel Johnson's Lives of the English Poets, where Johnson records that one 'feeble' line of the poem - "O, Sophonisba, Sophonisba, O!" was parodied by the wags of the theatre as, "O, Jemmy Thomson, Jemmy Thomson, O!"  £45.00

[F2448] Keil, Friedrich Siegemund (ed.). Des seligen Zeugen Gottes, merkwürdige Lebens-Umstände bey seiner medicinalischen Leibesconstitution, Krankheiten, geistlichen und leiblichen Anfechtungen und anderen Zufällen, von dem Jahre seiner Geburt 1483 bis an seinen Tod 1546. beschrieben in vier Theilen und so viel Bildnissen, die sich auf Luthers Amtsumstände schicken, sammt Geschlechts-Register aller seiner Nachkommen bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit. Leipzig, bey Friedrich Gotthold Jacobäern, 1764, 4 parts bound in one volume, each with a different portrait of Luther as frontispiece, [14],94,[2]; [2],[93-]237,[3]; [4],184,[2]; [2],[185-]332,[2] pp., the preface to this 2nd edition is dated: Krötzschau, am 29. Sept. 1764. Also includes the preface to trhe first edition dated: Zeiz, am 5.März 1753. Part 1: Von dem Jahre seiner Geburt 1483 bis auf das Jahr 1520. - Part 2: Von dem Jahre 1521 bis auf das Jahr 1529. - Part 3: Von dem Jahre 1530 bis auf das Jahr 1541. - Part 4: Von dem Jahre 1542 bis an seinen Tod 1546. text irregularly browned Previous owner has added some annotations in i9nk on blank preceding title and on l;ast blank in contemp full calf binding, decorated spine with 5 raised bands, and leather title label. binding worn, esp. at corners, spine lacks small part of about 1 cm at the top, outer hinges partly split.  £145.00

[F2455KI] Park, Mungo. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. .... By Mungo Park, Surgeon. Fourth Edition. London, printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the author; and sold by G. and W. Nicol, 1800 , XX,551 [1]pp.,With portrait frontispiece. Large foldout map (with a 10 cm tear in one of the horizontal folds ) . 5 plates (2 botannic and 3 folding views). Vocabulary of the Mandingo Language. Complete with the half-title page. Quarter calf with leather corners, gilt title and lines on spine, corners bumped, spine worn, small signature on first blank, text clear [ English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT176193 ]  £195.00

[F2456KI] Stanley, Henry,. In darkest Africa or the quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. Third edition. 2 Volumes. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1890. XV,529; XV,472pp., 8vo, 3 folding mapS (2 with small repaired tears, ); 15 plates and 150 woodcut illus. in the text; some light spotting to first and last few pages. A very good set in the original pictorial red cloth gilt, gray and black embossed binding , solid set, colopurs of binding well preserved, top/bottom spines bent with small creases, corners sl. worn.  £95.00

[F2532KET] Unterkircher, Franz,. Reiner Musterbuch: Faksimile Ausgabe Im Originalformat Des Musterbuches Aus Codex Vindobonensis 507 der Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek. ISBN: 320101088X. Graz: Akadem Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1979. 2 volumes in slip case. Graz 1979. Complete colour facsimile edition of the 26 pages (13 fol.) of the Musterbuch in original size (241 x 158 mm). All pages with Romanesque pendrawings. Binding: full leather for the facsimile volume (with a faint small spot in lower part of front panel ), cloth for the commentary volume. . All folios are cut according to the original.The facsimile volume in the same format as the original., the commentary volume 54 text pages (in German) and 8 plates in colour and b/w, A fine set . The Musterbuch dates from the 1st half of the 13th century, ¶ ** Generations of medieval artists patterned their great works on cartoons and sketches compiled in so-called Model Books. The Model Book of Rein, named after the Cistercian abbey at Rein near Graz in Styria where it was made, is probably the finest of all. The first medieval Model Book this is the work of an anonymous artist who, on 13 pages, carefully illustrated scenes of everyday life, created animal depictions, a series of initial alphabets, as well as patterns for floor tiles and glass windows. The codex was produced in the 13th century and the copy in Rein thus constitutes the oldest surviving Model Book of this size in medieval art. The Model Book commences with 12 scenes taken from medieval daily life. The precisely executed genre pictures represent typical farm duties, different arts and crafts, as well as hunting and fishing scenes and activities of monastic life.These pictures are followed by three different alphabets, ranging from a simple majuscule alphabet to a lavishly illustrated initial alphabet including animals skilfully hidden in the expressive interlace. The books continues with 48 real and fabulous creatures, plants, and stones. Especially the birds deserve particular mention due to their complicated posture and movements and it is assumed that they could have been destined for use in initials. The same applies to the sketches showing multi-lobed, scroll-like leaves enclosing ensembles of flowers and fruit. The Model Book ends with sumptuous ornaments designed for use in floor tiles and glass windows with interlace modelled in the style of Greek mosaics. ( CODICES SELECTI, Vol. LXIV)  £75.00

[F2549] Bobrowski, Johannes. Mäusefest. Erzählung.. mit 9 Holzstichen von Roswitha Quadflieg. Hamburg, Raamin-Presse, 1974. 16pp. the 4th title of this private press, number 39 of a limited numbered edition of 170 copies signed by the illustrator. 9 wood cut illustrations.fine black paper coverd boards with title label paste to front panel and spine. 180 x 290 mm. Handsatz aus der Akzidenz-Grotesk mager der Schriftgiesserei Berthold und Druck der Holzstiche von den Originaldruckstoecken ..." OCLC: 2847927; Spindler 71, 4. - Tiessen IV, 15,4.  £185.00

[F254B] Maurois, Andre. Prométhée ou la vie de Balzac.. Paris, Hachette, 1965, 653pp., wrappers printed in red and black. (60th thousand) with an autograph deducation by the author to Jean Seznec (All Soul's ) signed and dated 23 May 1967 and a handwritten signed letter in ink dated 29th May 1967 written to Professor Seznect from the author's home in Neuilly-sur-Seine, with the envelope addresses to him at All Soul's college, Oxford. All this in connection with Maurois' Sir Basil Zaharoff lecture for 1967 delivered at the Taylor Institute in Oxford. His subject was New directions in French literature.[ST]  £165.00

[F2553-2] Jennings, Elizabeth. An Oxford Cycle. Poems. Oxford, Thornton's, 1987. 16pp., One of a limited edition of 538 copies. Fine copy in original covers, > one of the 38 specials, but not signed. the poet promised to sign all 38 , came to sign, but left after only signing 6 copies. * note by the publisher  £18.50

[F2560KI] Anonymus. Traité des oiseaux de chant, des pigeons de volière, du perroquet, du faisan, du cygne et du Paon. Paris, Auddot, [1818]. 12mo., 231pp., + 23pp. publisher's catalogue, coloured illustration on title page and 15 b/w plates, full calf binding with decorated spine. Spine repaired replacing small part at the top. text fine, plates foxed. see: Cornet & Malagies 2247, Ronsil 2949,  £55.00

[F2562] Speke John Hanning ,. Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. With map and portraits, and numerous illustrations chiefly from drawings by Captain Grant.. Cutayar Africa Travel Rare. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 2nd edition., 1864. Very thick 8vo. XXXI, 658pp, frontispiece showing speke standing, plates. In a recent green cloth, while preserving some of the original binding, new title label with gilt lettering. Folding map in linen pocket at the rear, new dark green end papers. Solid copy .[ DR 6 ]  £145.00

[F2587] Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus;. Le vite de' dodici Cesari di Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo ; tradotte in volgar Fiorentino da F. Paolo Del Rosso cavalier gerosolimitano. Nuova Edizione. con le vere effigie de' Cesari ed altre illustrazioni dichiarate nella lettera dell'editore a' lettori. In Venezia appresso Francesco Piacentini. MDCCXXXVIII [1738], XIX, [1], 377, [3]pp.,: Title page in black and red, with engraved title vignette. With added engraved title page in pictorial frame, with same motto as title vignette and title: "Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo Le vite de' dodici Cesari",.Signed by J [ohn ] B[aptist] Jackson, 1738. With medallion portraits also by Jackson, tail-pieces, initials. With a dedication by F[rancesco] Priscianese, Vita di Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo" On pp. 367 - 369: "Nuova traduzione della giunta fatta a Suetonio da Giovanni Ludovico Vives. This work was originally published in Rome in 1544. Paolo Del Rosso, d. 1569. OCLC Number: 39805559/ 797830889. Signature in ink on reverse of title. Some slight browning to corenrs and inner margins of initial and rear few pages and very occasionally in the margins. In a dark brown new quarter morocco binding, spine with 5 raised bands and red title label, cloth covered boards, new end papers ** . John Baptist Jackson (1701-1754) trained as a wood engraver before traveling to Paris and, finally, to Venice where he became proficient in the chiaroscuro woodcut technique printed in several colours. He is noted chiefly for his major work comprising 24 chiaroscuro woodcuts after paintings by Venetian masters made from 1739 to 1743 and published in Venice in a bound volume in 1745, now considered one of the greatest examples of 18th-century print-making. When Jackson returned to London in 1745 he stopped producing his woodcuts and instead began to work in textile and wallpaper patterning. These efforts did not succeed and he issued a book in 1754 entitled An Essay on the Invention of Engraving and Printing in Chiaro Oscuro, but did not produce any further work .  £145.00

[F2603] Juncker, Christian. [1668 - 1714 ].. Das guldene und silberne Ehren-Gedächtniß des theuren Gottes-Lehrers D. Martini Lutheri. In welchem dessen Leben, Tod, Familie und Reliquien, benebst den vornehmsten Geschichten der evangelischen Reformation, wie auch der evangelischen Jubel-Feyern,. 1706. umständlich beschrieben, und auf eine sonderbar anmuthige Art, aus mehr als zwey hundert Medaillen oder Schau-Müntzen und Bildnissen von rarer Curiosität, mit auserlesenen Anmerkungen, erkläret werden. Durch Christian Juncker/Dresdensen, Hoch-Fürstlichen Sachsen-Hennebergischen gesamten Historiographum. Schleusingen, gedruckt von Georg Wilhelm Göbel, und zu finden in Franckfurt und Leipzig / Beij Johann Andreä Endters sel. Sohn und Erben, ANNO M DCC VI , , [1706]. (195 x 120mm). [LVI] 562, [xii = Register] + 2 blank leaves. Complete with the double-page frontispiece and 8 full-page engraved plates of portraits, some of which folding, included in the pagination. Also a folding genealogical chart [not included in the pagination ] With 213 copper-engraved impressions of medals in the text. . Decorative head- and tail-pieces and initials. Printed in Fraktur, Half-title, Title-page printed in red and black, In full contemporary vellum binding,.title handwritten in ink on spine which also has a few remnants of a typed label. A very good and tight copy, a few mm. missing from top corner of f. e.p. and first blank . First enlarged German edition of the Latin edition. - Contains medals concerning Luther, Brenz, Bucer, Calvin, Melanchton, Menno Symons, Viret, Zwingli, Cromwell, Erasmus, Dürer, etc. see: Lipsius p. 204. Jackson 1432.  £495.00

[F2622] Werner , Z (but not mentiopned) [ Friedrich Ludwig Zacharias Werner ]. Martin Luther oder die Weihe der Kraft. Eine Tragödie vom verfasser der Söhne des Thales. Berlin, bei Johann Daniel Sander, 1807, XXI, (5), 381pp., Engraved frontispiece shows Luther with his wife, subtitled "Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott" + 5 further engraved plates in the text, folding plate at the end. This is a musical score of " Theresens Sehnsucht" by Bernhard Anselm Weber. Paper covered boards with green linen spine (one edge worn, linen corners, one corner worn. First edition of the first Luther drama in German literature. Werner disclaimed this work after becoming a Roman Catholic with "Die Weihe der Unkraft" It became his largest success however and was performed for the first time in Berlin in 1806. It also causes controversies . At the request of Wilhelm II and also caused by criticism in the Spenerschen Zeitung" the play was stopped after 15 Performances. E. T. A. Hoffmann was friends with Werner in his youth and later in Warsaw.. - - see: Goedeke VI, 94, 4; Voerster, Hoffmann-Forschungen S. 102f. . Wilpert-G.7. Slg. Borst 1064. Houben, Verbotene Literatur II, 571-599.  £35.00

[F2630] PINTER Harold as Harold Pinta. Poetry London Volume 6 Number 22 Summer 1951. London: Editions Poetry, 1951. 40pp. 3 illustrations. Dark green stapled wrappers. Edited by Richard March and Nicholas Moore. Very good copy. Includes the poem "One a Story, Two a Death," which is the third published appearance by Harold Pinter, credited here as Harold Pinta. Other contributors include Herbert Read, Osbert Sitwell, Roy Campbell, D.G. Bridson, William Jay Smith, James Reeves, and Ronald Bottral, and others. ¶ ** Pinter believed an aunt's erroneous view that the family was Sephardic and had fled the Spanish Inquisition; thus, for his early poems, Pinter used the pseudonym Pinta and at other times used variations such as da Pinto. Later research by Lady Antonia Fraser, Pinter's second wife, revealed the legend to be apocryphal; three of Pinter's grandparents came from Poland and the fourth from Odessa, so the family was Ashkenazic.  £35.00

[F2659] Diels, Hermannus (ed.). Doxographi Graeci. Collegit recensuit prolegomenis indicibusque instruxit Hermannus Diels Opus adademiae litterarum regiae Borussicae praemio ornatum.. Berlin, G. Reimer, 1879. X,854pp., the rare first edition. lge 8vo. Early 20th C half calf binding (with small Thornton's & Sons Booksellers label to front pastedown.) Internally Near Fine, leather corners bent, ¶ ** Herman Alexander Diels (1848-1922) published Doxographi Graeci in 1879. In many ways this work established the critical discipline of doxography - the editing, cataloguing, and analysing of extracts of extant classical texts that contain references to the ideas and arguments of lost authors and schools. In Doxographi Graeci Diels analyses passages from the extant work of authors such as Plutarch, Arius Didymus, Diogenes Laërtius, Ps-Plutarch, Hippolytus, Ps-Galen, Stobaeus, Theodoret and Eusebius and uses them to uncover information about the Presocratic philosophers and schools whose written treatises are no longer extant. Diels' method of filiation of extant sources, based on the critical methods of his teacher, Herman Karl Usener (1834-1905), allowed critical judgements to be made regarding the reliability and usefulness of extant authors and their references. Diels' magisterial work represented a profound breakthrough in the study of the Presocratic philosophers. It is a monument of classical scholarship. The term 'doxography' has come to be applied in a much larger sense than seems to have been intended by its creator Hermann Diels. This name for the genre, if we may misleadingly call it that, derives from the Latin neologism 'doxographi' used by Diels to indicate the authors of a rather strictly specified type of literature studied and edited in his monumental Doxographi Graeci ('Greek Doxographers') of 1879. His researches were focused on writings concerned with the physical part of philosophy (including principles, theology, cosmology, astronomy, meteorology, biology and part of medicine). But today overviews in the field of ethics are also called doxographical. And scholars speak of 'doxographies' to be found in the dialogues of Plato and the treatises of Aristotle, although these are works in which issues of philosophy are addressed, with only ancillary discussion of the views of others [ as per Stanford encyclopaedia of philosophy )  £95.00

[F2696] Sethe (Kurt), ed.[1869 - 1934 ]. Die altägyptischen Pyramidentexte nach den Papierabdrücken und Photographien des Berliner Museums neu herausgeben und erläutert von Kurt Sethe. Complete set in 3 Volumes - 1. Volume 1: Text, erste Hälfte Spruch 1-468 (Pyr. 1-905) -Volume 2: - Text, zweite Hälfte Spruch 469-714 (Pyr. 906-2217) - Volume 3/4 : Kritischer Apparat, Epigraphik (reprint of the 1908 - 1922 edition published by J.C. Hinrichs Verlag , / Georg Olms Verlag 1960, XV, [1] 510, IV, 543, VIII, 179,[2]130 + one plate with 6 images (Schriftproben aus den verschiedenen Pyramiden ) , cloth, Internally Fine, externally Near Fine, with minor discolouration to spines  £75.00

[F2789] Schade, Oskar (1826-1906). Altdeutsches Lesebuch, gothisch, altsächsisch, alt und mittelhochdeutsch, mit literarischen Nachweisen und einem Wörterbuche, von Oscar Schade. Halle : Buchlandlung des Waisenhauses, 1872-1882. 2. Auflage, 1446pp., Quarter leather binding with gilt titling on spine of which edges and top/bottom are worn, small part of bottom corners of pp I - LXXXVI curled, tine bits of a few mm. of first 5 leaves missing, tiny parts of top corners of last pp. sl. worn, inner hinges split, but book block still properly and firmly attached. Signature in ink on first paste-down, all 4 corners and side etches repaired, text has various degrees of yellowing as is usual with this edition  £65.00

[F2793] Johnson, Ben. The Works. 6 Volumes. London, J Walthoe, M Wotton, J Nicholson and others, 1716. 6 volumes, 512: 448: 488: 455: 432: 414 [10]pp, engraved portrait frontispiece to volume 1, engraved plates, in new hardback bindings preserving the centre pieces of the calf leather of the original bindings recessed (see images) new end papers with armorial ex-libris of J. Belchier with the motto Loyal jusqu'a la mort. Volume 1: Half of first blank missing (torn of vertically) heavily foxed; volume 2: first blank coverd with signatures and blodges in ink, foxed heavier in some sections but less than volume 1, silk page marker; volume 3 has 2 blanks in front and rear small scribble on first blank, less foxed/browned than 1 and 2; volume 4 blanks in front and rear ink scribbling on last blank, small scribble on first blank, somewhat heavier foxed and stained; volume 5, small scribble on last blank, browned throughout; volume 6 small scribble /squiggle on first blank, browned throughout.  £95.00

[F2805] Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph. G. C. Lichtenbergs ( ausführliche) Erklärung der Hogarthischen Kupferstiche mit verkleinerten aber vollständigen Copien derselben von E. Riepenhausen. Lieferungen 7 - 14. ( Lfg. 11 once in the 16mo edition and once in the larger 8vo. edn. ) Goettingen, Heinrich Dieterich, 1801. Siebente Lieferung. Mit zusaetzen nach den Schriften der englischen Erklaerer. IV,151pp., bound together with Elfte Lieferung…. 1809,153pp., in original marbled boards and green handwritten title label, signature on f.e.p. ; Achte Lieferung , 1805, 76pp., bound together with neunte Lieferung, 1806,64pp., and with zehnte Lieferung 1808 48pp., original marbled boards, handwritten title label, 8vo edn. Signature on f.e.p. ; Elfte Lieferung 1809, 60pp., with Zwoelfte Lieferung 1816,74pp., in recent marbled paper covered boards, 8vo. edn. ; dreizehnte Lieferung , 1833, XII,118pp. now entitled J.P. Lyser's [Johann Peter Theodor Lyser ] ausführliche Erklärung der Hogarthischen Kupferstiche etc…;with Vierzehnte Lieferung, 1835,XVI, 132pp., now edited by Dr. Le Petit. Together in 3 small 8vo. volumes and one 16mo. Some foxing, no illustrations. , Lichtenberg described the satirical details in William Hogarth's prints.  £34.50

[F2812] Vetterling (Herman).. The Illuminate of Goerlitz or Jackob Boehme's (1575-1624) Life and Philosophy, a Comparative Study,. Leipzig, Markert & Petters, 1923,X, 1453pp., a few b&w illusts. incl. frontispiece., errata leaf loosely inserted as issued, Original cloth binding stamped in gilt in plain card slipcase, 4to, one of a limited edition of only 50 unnumbered copies. 2 top corners sl. bumped. 2minuted tears at bottom of spine. An edition of 50 leather-bound numbered copies was issued a year prior. A thorough analysis of Boehme"s mystical philosophy. Carl Herman Vetterling (1849,1931), who went by the Tibetan pseudonym Philangi Dasa, was a Theosophist and Swedenborgian who converted to Buddhism in 1884. One of the first Americans to officially embrace Buddhism, he founded The Buddhist Ray in Santa Cruz, California in 1887, which was the first Buddhist journal in the United States  £245.00

[F2830] Zinzendorf,Nikolaus Ludwig Graf von. Nikolaus Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf (1700-1760 ) A unique Collection. About 50 titles/items. Please ask for full details and directions to the complete lsit wwhich we can also send as a PDF  £950.00

[F2833] FALLADA, Hans, [ R. Ditzen ]. Collection of 16 Titles. .., Bauern, Bonzen und Bomben. Roman. Berlin,Vier Falken, copyright 1931. Vorwort 1938, OLn, 624 S., leicht wellig // // Geschichten aus der Murkelei. Bertelsm. Lesering, um 1960?. OLn, 180 S., 60 Zeichn. von Fritz Fischer, Einband stellenweise stockfl., innen sehr gut erhalten. // // Altes Herz geht auf die Reise. Roman. Buch und Welt, 1977. OLn, 320 S. // // Kleiner Mann, großer Mann - alles vertauscht oder Max Schreyvogels Last und Lust des Geldes. Ein heiterer Roman. Hamburg, Berlin, Dt. Hausbücherei, 1958. OLn ill., 399 S. // // Kleiner Mann - was nun ? Bertelsmann Lesering. O.J. Gebunden gutes Exemplar // // Der Alpdruck. Nachwort von Johannes R. Becher zum Tod von Fallada. 1. - 30. Tsd. Berlin, Aufbau, 1947. OKrt, OU ill. von Hermannn Kusch, 236 S., Umschlag stockfleckig und Text bräunlich, Text lose. // Erstausgabe // // Wolf unter Wölfen. Bertelsmann Lesering, 1958. OHldr, 1039 S. Rücken oben und unten etwas beschädigt. // // Der Trinker. Roman. Hrsg. Von Walter Jens und Marcel Reich-Ranicki. Stuttgart, München,DBB, um 1980. OLn, OU, 368 S., Beiheft Walter Hinck Hans Fallada. (Bibliothek des 20. Jahrhunderts) // // Der ungeliebte Mann. Roman. 4. Aufl. München, Heyne, 1983. OPpbk, 220 S. ** TB 5662. // // Dies Herz, das dir gehört (Zuflucht).Roman. Berlin, Aufbau, 1994. OPp, OU, 263 S. Erstausgabe des Manuskripts von 1939 das eigentlich ein Film mit u.a. Zarah Leander werden sollte. // // Das Abenteuer des Werner Quabs. Roman. München, Heyne, 1982. OPpbk, 109 S. (TB 6059) // // Jeder stirbt für sich allein. Roman. Aufbau Taschenbuch 2811. 6. Auflage 2012, 704pp. (Spiegel Besteller Aufkleber ) // // Alone in Berlin. Translated by Michael Hofmann. Afterword by Geoff Wilkes. Peenguin Books, 2009, 588pp., + the true story behind alone in Berlin 13pp of text, photographs and facsimiles. // // CRITICISM - BIOGRAPHIES: CREPON, Tom: Leben und Tode des Hans Fallada... 4. Aufl. Halle-Leipzig, Mitteldeutscher Vlg, 1979. OBr.,320 S., Text bräunlich // LIERSCH, Werner: Hans Fallada. Sein großes kleines Leben. Biografie. 4. Aufl. Berlin, Verlag Neues Leben, 1985. OLn, OU, 428 S., Portr., Abb. Umschlag mit Rissen. // Jenny Williams: More lives than one. A biography of Hans Fallada. Penguin books, 2012, 321 pp., 36 photographs, paperback // Price stated is for the collection of 16 Titles/ Preis füs für diese Sammlung £ 50 + Versand/Postage // // // //  £50.00

[F2835] Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, ; 1600-1681. ;. Comedias del celebre poeta espanñol Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca, , Cavallero del Orden de Santiago, Capellan de Honor de S. M. y de los Señores Reyes Nuevos de la Santa Iglesia de Toledo, que saca a la luz Don Juan Fernández de Apontes, y las dedica. al mismo Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca, etc., Madrid, Viuda de don Manuel Fernández e Imprenta del Supremo Consejo de la Inquisición, 1760 - 1763. 11 volumes in 10, Tomo X & XI" issued as one volume with a common t.p. [OCLC Number:219534661 ] Volume I in later full calf binding and end papers, decorated spine with title and 4 raised bands . Volume III rebacked in leather, spine with 5 raised bands and new leather title labels, the other volumes all in the original mottled calf leather bindings, gilt decorated spines with 5 raised bands and title labels and each with an ex-libris pasted to first paste-down. All corners worn/bumped, see further on for individual descriptions of thestate of the bindings. (Initials JW or FW ) Edges of paste downs darkened. . Tomo Primero, , [8] 492 [4]pp., , text very clear, some discolouring and fraying to edges, initial 4 and rear 4 pages. Pp. 1-8 contain "Fama, vida, y escritos de Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca Henao y Riaño" by Don Juan de Vera Tassis y Villarroèl: CONTENTS: Cada uno para si, Las Armas de la hermosura,, Amado y aborrecido, La Señora y la criada, Nadie fíe su secreto , Las Tres justicias en una, Amar después de la muerte , un castigo tres venganzas , Duelos de amor y lealtad. Tomo Segundo: front inside hinge split, but book block firmly attached, first e.p. barely attached. [4] 496pp., CONTENTS: El Castillo de Lindabridis, Bien vengas, mal, La Vida es sueño, Casa con dos puertas, El Purgatorio de San Patricio, La Gran Cenobia, La Devoción de la Cruz, La Puente de Mantible, Saber del mal y del bien., Fineza contra fineza..Tomo tercero: rebacked as described above, new end papers,[4] 499pp., bottom of page [1-2] creased (printer's error) CONTENTS: Lances de amor, y fortuna, La Dama duende, Peor está que estaba., Sitio de Breda, El Príncipe constante, El Postrer duelo de España, Eco, y Narciso., El Monstruo de los jardines, El Gran príncipe de Fez, Don Balthasar de Loyola, El Encanto sin encanto. Tomo quarto: [4] 539pp., Spine and hinges rather worn, CONTENTS: La Niña de Gómez Arias, El Hijo del Sol, Faetón, La Aurora en Copacabana, El Conde Lucanor, Apolo y Climene., El Golfo de las sirenas, Egloga piscatorial, La Cisma de Ingalaterra, Las Manos blancas no ofenden, Los Cabellos de Absalón, No siempre lo peor es cierto., Las Cadenas del demonio., Tomo Quinto: [4] 527pp Last pages 526 and 527 both numbered 526, top and bottom of spine worn, some minor staining to bottom of internal hinges of the first 90 pages. CONTENTS: Los tres afectos de Amor, La Vanda, y la flor, Con quièn vengo vengo, Guárdate de la agua mansa, El Alcayde [Alcalde ? ] de sí mismo, Luis Pérez el Gallego, Antes que todo es mi dama, El Mayor encanto amor, El Galán fantasma, Judas macabeo, El Mayor monstruo los zelos. Tome sexto [4] 528pp., spine, especially at the bottom worn, 2 holes measuring c. 4 x 2 cm each in the leather of the front board, CONTENTS: El médico de su honra, Origen, pérdida y restauración de la Virgen del Sagrario, hombre, Hombre pobre todo es traza, A secreto agravio secreta venganza, El astrólogo fingido, Amor, honor y poder, Los tres mayores prodigios, El laurel de Apolo, También ay duelo en las damas, La fiera, el rayo y la piedra. Tomo septimo: [4] 484pp., spine worn but in better condition than in previous volumes, 2 holes measuring c. 4 x 2 cm each in the leather of the rear board. CONTENTS: En esta vida todo es verdad y todo es mentira, El Maestro de danzar, Mañanas de abril y mayo, Los Hijos de la fortuna, Afectos de odio y amor, Loa para la Comedia, La purpura de la Rosa, , La purpura de la Rosa, La hija del Ayre [ Part I] , La hija del Ayre Part II, Ni Amor se libra de Amor, Para vencer à amor, querer vencerle. Tomo octavo: [4] 475pp., binding in better shape, spine with some wear to top and bottom only. CONTENTS: Fortunas de Andrómeda y Perseo, El José de las mujeres, Los Empeños de un acaso, Primero soy yo, La Estatua de Prometeo, El Secreto a voces, Dar tiempo al tiempo, El Mágico prodigioso, Mejor está que estaba, Loa para la Comédia: Fieras afemina Amor, Fieras afemina amor. Tomo Nono: [4] 454pp., a small torn bit of leather on rear board pasted back, minor rubbing to front board, spine in better condition. CONTENTS: Dicha y desdicha del nombre, Hado y divisa de Leonido y Marfisa, Los Dos amantes del cielo, Mujer, [spelled Muger here] llora y vencerás, Agradecer y no amar, De una causa, dos efectos, mayor, Cuál es mayor perfección, El Jardín de Falerina, La Sibila de Oriente, No hay burlas con el amor. Tomo X y XI: [8[ 480,232pp., spine worn to top and bottom, vertical split in centre of spine visible but not cracked open , 2 small holes/tears in page 231/232 of the 2nd part (tomo XI )CONTENTS Tomo X: : Gustos y disgustos son no más que imaginación, Amigo, amante y leal, Basta callar, Auristela y Lisidante, Fuego de Dios es el querer bien, La Exaltación de la Cruz, No hay cosa como callar, Celos, aun del aire, (spelled here ayre) matan, El Escondido y la tapada. Tomo XI: Mañana será otro día, Darlo todo , y no dar nada, La Desdicha de la voz, El Pintor de su deshonra, El Alcalde de Zalamea.ASK FOR DIRECTION TO IMAGES  £950.00

[F2893] Krasheninnikov, N[ikolai] [Aleksandrovich ] (1878 - 1941). Skazka o solntse. Drama-skazka v 4 kartinakh.. Russkoe Tovarishchestvo pechatnago i izdatel'skago dela, year unknown but post 1914; 144pp., 24x33 cm, bound in recent cloth, rear wrapper preserved, laid paper, brittle, a few marginal tears. 2 full-page woodcuts by Vasilii Denisov printed in black and gold; 2 coloured printed illustrations - 1 mounted on front of a new binding, the second one mounted on full-page gold background. The book is a collection of works by different authors. Contents: Iv.Belousov. stikhotvorenie; N.Teleshov. Mina (rasskaz); S.Parnok. Fridrikhu Kruppu. Sonet; B.Zaitsev. Tserkov'(rasskaz); E.Ek. Dva belykh kresta (rasskaz); F.Ellens. Izob'em nevinnykh (p'esa); M.Veselovskaya. Nastroenie v Bel'gii pered voinoi; B.Syromyatnikov Sovremennaya dusha Flandrii, etc.  £195.00

[F2901] DEMIDOFF, Anatole de, Prince of San Donato.. Voyage dans la Russie méridionale & la Crimée par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie exécuté en 1837...par MM. de Sainson, Le Play, Hout, Léveillé, de Nordmann, Rousseau et du Ponceau. Dédié à Sa Majesté Nicolas Premier, Empereur de toutes des Russies. Dessiné d'après nature et lithographié par (Auguste) Raffet. With 100 tinted lithographs printed on India paper, by Auguste Raffet and printed by Auguste Bry (including additional lithographed title, and 9 other lithographed section titles), all with tissues. Half-title, illus. lithogr. title to face the title-page, with a plate list on verso numb. 1-100. 2 unn. pp. (half title), pp. 3- 64 with descriptive text for the plates nos. 1-87 (no description for the text of the plates 88-100 as usual, so complete). Large folio (530 x 350 mm). Contemp. black half chagrin, back gilt. With heraldic bookplate Louis Mondanton. . Paris: Publié par Gihaut Frères, [1838-1848 ] First edition of this rare and complete album of an expedition through Hungary to southern Russia, returning by way of Constantinople and Smyrnia. Plates nos. 1 (frontispiece) - 8, Hungary; nos. 9- 19, Wallachia; nos. 20- 24, Moldova; nos. 25- 30 Bessarabia; nos. 31- 54 Crimea, 1st part; nos. 55- 68, Camp of Vosnessensk, inter alia portrait of Nicolas I; nos. 69- 80; Crimea, 2nd part; nos. 88- 100 show the portraits of the members of the expedition. The present huge work describes and illustrates scenery and exotic architecture, not only of the Russian meridional region, and depicts also uniforms, military camps, costumes, professions, festivities, trade, custom and manners of Armenians, Cossacks, Gipsies, Jews, Russians, Tartars, Turks, etc. An interior of a coffee shop is shown. This scientific journey to southern Russia and the Crimea, etc. was organized by Count Demidoff (1812-70) on behalf of the government. 22 scholars (of which Jules Janin wrote the descriptive text), and artists (of which Raffet was the most important one) accompanied the expedition. Opposite plate 93, (portrait of J. J. Huout) is a 3- page A.L.S. by his son Paul dated Colmar, 1 July 1868 .. Prince Demidoff was a famous art collector. His collection was sold in Paris in 1870.- 2 small stamps and stamped number on title, a few slight spots, and some light smudging to margins at the beginning. A nice association copy on large paper. Brunet II, 583; Vicaire III, 167; NBG 13/14, p. 559 & NBG 25/26, p. 578; cf. Atabey 337 (later ed.); not in Blackmer.  £12,500.00

[F2916-7] Green, R., (ed.). The Hortus Deliciarum of Herrad of Hohenbourg (Landsberg). (1176-96). ( Studies of the Warburg Institute volume 36 ) A Reconstruction by Rosalie Green, Michael Evans, Christine Bischoff, and Michael Curschmann. With contributions by T. Julian Brown and Kenneth Levy. Under the direction of Rosalie Green. 2 folio-sized vols. Warburg Institute/E.J. Brill, 1979, Volume 1 360 illustrations on plates; Volume 2 : texts and many more illustrations of which several full-page plates in fine colours. in addition to 168 facsimile plates of the original manuscript. The Hortus Deliciarum is a large compilation of texts from Biblical, traditional and theological sources to treat the history of the world from creation to its final consummation at the end of time. This compilation made by Herrad, abbess of Hohenbourg in Alsace between 1176-1196, also includes numerous illustrations of high quality that explain the text and entertain the reader. Illustrated encyclopedia compiled by HERRAD VON LANDSBERG, Abbess of Hohenbourg, Alsace, in the late 12th century. The only copy was held in the municipal library of Strasbourg but was completely destroyed by fire in the bombardment of the city in 1870. Fortunately, records had been made of some parts of the text and copies made of some of the illustrations: Christian Moritz Engelhardt had had drawings made for his 1818 publication of the Hortus; the manuscript had also been lent to the French antiquary Comte Auguste de Bastard d'Estang, who had notes on the text and some coloured copies made of the illustrations by Wilhelm Stengel. Some years after its destruction Canons Straub and Keller published these and other extant drawings made from the manuscript and presented some account of its contents, but it was not until 1979 that a team of scholars published as complete a reconstruction as possible of the text and illustration of the Hortus deliciarum. Manuscripts that emphasized the illustrations were unusual at the time, and the Hortus deliciarum, along with Hildegard of Bingen's Scivias (1140s), was considered innovative in the 12th century. Herrad was an active teacher and was a model figure in her community of women. The Hortus deliciarum is considered to have influenced the Alsace school of painting. Herrad's goal seems to have been to bring together the best of the old and the new theology in a teaching manual---of both words and pictures---that would also be an aid to meditation for the canonesses, especially the novices, and perhaps also for the lay students. Besides the theological texts, the book also contained poetry and hymns (some accompanied by musical notation). The result of all this was the Hortus deliciarum (Garden of delight). It consisted of over 300 parchment leaves of folio size. In addition to the Latin texts, over 344 illustrations were used: at least 130 of these were brightly colored full-page illuminations, while smaller ones were put on the same pages as text; there were also drawings and tables. Many of the illustrations were given explanatory rubrics and in some cases detailed captions placed around the figures. In case the Latin terms weren't clear to the younger readers, German was frequently added. The major part of the work may have been completed by 1185 although additions appear to have been made until Herrad's death. The manuscript (and one complete copy) survived fires and suppression of monasteries, only to be destroyed in an 1870 bombardment during a siege of the city of of Strausbourg. All that exists now are copies of part of the text and some tracings and engravings that were made before 1870. According to scholars who studied the manuscript before its destruction, both the the text and the illustrations were the work of several different hands. The drawings and the copying of the text (at least three copyists were involved) were almost surely done at Hohenbourg; the coloring of the drawings may have been done there or elsewhere, but under the supervision of a single artist. What is clear is that text and illustration were conceived together; in some cases it appears that a text was chosen to fit a specific drawing. Herrad was without question the editor of Hortus deliciarum, so the work reflects her organization and her integration of text and illustration. Until the 1900s all of the 67 poems contained in the work were also attributed to her (or to Relinda). Research has now reduced that number to seven, but in those we can hear the same voice that put together the whole. ASK FOR POSTAL QUOTE FIRST , THE SET WEIGHS 8 KG  £125.00

[F2923] Barclay, Robert,. An Apology for the True Christian Divinity,. as the same is held forth and preached, by the people called, in scorn, Quakers. being A Full Explanation and Vindication of their Principles and Doctrines, by many Arguments, deduced from Scripture and Right Reason, and the Testimonies of Famous Authors, both Ancient and Modern: With a full Answer to the strongest Objections usually made against Them. Presented to the King. Written in Latin and English, And since translated into High Dutch, Low Dutch, French and Spanish, for the Information of Strangers. London: Printed and Sold by T. Sowle Raylton and Luke Hinde:1736, Sixth edition in English, 8vo, [xiv], 574, [xxviii]pp., +6pp table of Authors cited in this book, 14pp, table of the Chief Things, + 8pp ads,skilfully rebound in paper covered boards with the front board panelled like the original, library stamps on t.p. and elsewhere, first pages of bookseller's ads at end. * A sound ex-library copy of this important work. One of the great early Quaker texts. The Dictionary of National Biography quotes "Barclay's great book, 'The Apology,' is remarkable as the standard exposition of the principles of his sect, and he is not only the first defence of those principles by a man of trained intelligence, but in many respects one of the most impressive theological arguments of the century.  £17.50

[F2949] The Oxford Bestiarium [bestiary ]. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Ashmole 1511, Southern England, 12th Century. Published in 1982. Complete colour facsimile edition of the 244 pp. (105 + 17 fol.) and of the inner end pages in original size 280 x 180 mm. The all leather binding is a faithful replica of a Romanic binding, presently in the possession of Austrian National Library in Vienna. All folios are cut according to the original. Limited edition. with fantastic animal pictures on rich gold leaf. Bestiaries , i.e. illustrated books of animals, whose moralistic contents relate to selected biblical texts, were highly popular in the late 12th century. the Oxford manuscript probably ranks among the finest examples of its kind. The magnificent codex, richly embellished with gold leaf, not only exceeds itself with its marvellous luminous opaque colour painting and clear depiction of animals, plants and human beings, but also in its predilection for serene symmetry, refined ornament and frequent use of carefully executed diaper-patterned backgrounds. The pictures are irregularly dispersed throughout the text. According to our modern conception, the animals often depict a surreal view of nature: a crocodile with a serpent's head and bird's feet, a horned panther with rather arbitrary colouring are but a few examples of an astonishing iconography which, far from naturalistic sketches, was based on the free interpretation of literary models. The book contains an overwhelming wealth of animal depictions: for example: A magnificent many-finned whale catches fish, while misguided sailors, thinking it to be an island, try to land on its back. All in all 130 miniatures within only 105 pages illustrate several chapters on nature and the qualities of animals; birds, snakes, worms, fish, trees, flintstones, as well as the nature of mankind. Of special interest is the illustration of Genesis in the beginning of the book, which is set amongst exceptionally enlarged and boldly narrative painted scenes. Former owners a.o. William Wright, vicar of High Wycombe; William Mann; Sir Peter Mancroft; John Tradescant; Elias Ashmole; Oxford University  £475.00

[F2952] Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo. Single leaf Sermo LI, first and 2nd Page. Basel : Johann Amerbach, 1494-95. With old marginal annotations in ink, one edge fayed without loss of text, Image available. ¶ ** Augustine of was Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria), Latin philosopher and theologian from Roman Africa and generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. Johann Amerbach (b. c. 1440 in Amorbach, Germany; d. 25 December 1513 in Basel, Switzerland) , celebrated printer in Basel in the 15th century. He was the first printer in Basel to use the Roman type instead of Gothic and Italian; he spared no expense in his art.  £95.00

[F2955] TAYLOR, Micheal & Brocard SEWELL. Saint Dominic's Press. A bibliography 1916-1937. With a memoir by Susan Falkner, an introduction by Brocard Sewell, a preface by Michael Taylor, and an appendix by Adrian Cunningham.. Lower Marston, Risbury, Whittington Press, 1995, Small quarto. [VIII]180 pp. With 24 plates./facsimiles. (mostly tipped-in). Indexes. the total edition was 400 copies, this is number 48 of the 100 copies bound in quarter Oasis and brown paper covered printed boards..27x20cm, The tipped-in facsimile specimen pages are from St Dominic's press items, plus colour and b/w photographic plates, and an introduction by Susan Falkner, Hilary Pepler's daughter., with a printed device on the front cover and gilt title to spine, with a separate portfolio of specimen pages from St Dominic's press books in quarter bound in russet cloth with brown paper over boards, plus a separate facsimile copy of 'Daisy and Marguerite' in quarter bound in grey cloth and grey paper covered boards i, all in a brown paper-covered slipcase with cloth to top and bottom edges. Taylor and Sewell's most comprehensive bibliography of the St Dominic's Press, with a generous provision of specimen pages together with copious additional material in this lavish special edition as noted above. The specimen pages in the book are facsimiles, however they are letterpress rather than photolitho reproductions, printed with type reset by the Whittington Press. In contrast, the portofolio specimen pages are original leaves printed at St Dominic's Press. This copy contains two items in the Portfolio: four pages from 'Horae Beatae Virginis' and a leaf from 'Lectiones ad Matutinam' - a label inside the front cover of the portfolio notes that only 'about half' of the special edition copies contain the latter item. A wonderful immaculate cop in slipcase  £310.00

[F2959] Tolkien, J R R. The Lord of the Rings. Harper Collins Publishers, 3rd printing of the 1997 Deluxe Limited Edition, printed in 2000, Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Black Cloth boards and printed on India Paper. All Page Edges Gilded. with the large Tolkien Monogram gilt stamped on front boards. Housed in original publishers black cloth slipcase with the monogram design gilt stamped to the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. All edges gilded. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and The History of Middle Earth Series. A very fine copy of the Limited Deluxe edition in unread condition. Top corners of the first 30 pages or so have a tiny crease, hardly noticeable  £195.00

[F2962] Arndt, Ernst Moritz:. Fünf Lieder für deutsche Soldaten.. [Berlin, Reimer, 1813 ] 8pp., 18 x 11 cm, no covers, printed in Fraktur. - Contains: "Das Lied vom kühnen Schill" - "Das Lied vom tapfern Gneisenau" - "Das Lied vom edlen Dörnberg" - "Das Lied vom braven Chasot" - "Des Deutschen Vaterland". text browned, edges frayed, in new carton boards with printed title on front cover, Ernst Moritz Arndt, Historian and poet, , * 26.12.1769 Schoritz (Rügen), - 29.1.1860 Bonn.  £35.00

[F2996] Turgenev,I. Zhemchuzhiny Turgenevskoi Poezii I Prozy.. S prilozheniem stat'i: "Neskol'ko slov ob Ivane Sergeeviche Turgeneve" I.Mandel'shtama. S.Peterburg, Tipo-Litografiya A.E.Landau, 1883; 75pp., paper, 13.5x18.5cm; paper covers have evenly soiled, front cover has 4 sl. tears around edges, spine split, binding loose, occasional foxing, signature in ink "G.Laiman... 16 okt. 1890g." at the top right corner of the front cover, lower corners bumped, otherwise good  £16.00

[F2997] TYUTCHEV,F.. Novye Stikhotvoreniya.. Redaktsiya i primechaniya Georgiya Chulkova. Moskva-Leningrad, "Krug", 1926; 120pp., paper, portrait; front hinge split but board attached, back cover soiled with library markings, spine rubbed, chipped at top, 6 cm partial tear to bottom of the spine, edges of covers frayed, paper yellowed, text intact  £25.00

[F3024] Garcia Lorca, Isabel. Handwritten Letter in Ink. Dated and signed 4-7-1968, one A-5 sized sheet. with handwritten envelope addressed to an address in Oxford. Together with the copy of a letter from her correspondent in Oxford dated 28-3-1968 in which she is being asked for permission to print one of her brother's poems in a limited ediiton. ¶ *** Isabel Garcia Lorca, (1909 - 2002 ) spent much of her life guarding the legacy of her late brother Federico, one of Spain's greatest 20th century literary figures. She created and directed the government-approved foundation that preserves her brother's name and the family home, as well as an extensive archive of his manuscripts, letters, photographs and drawings.  £65.00

[F3029] Saltykov-Shchedrin,M.. Istoriya odnogo Goroda. Podgot.teksta S.Makashina. Stat'ya El'sberga. Avtolitografii A.Samokhvalova. Academia, 1935, XXVII+216, folio sized volume, very rare edition of 5300 copies only. Fascinating full-page illustrations, chapter headings and smaler illustr. in the text. small folio sized volume, very good  £75.00

[F3037] Löffler Friederike Luise,. Neues Kochbuch oder geprüfte Anweisung zur schmackhaften Zubereitung der Speisen, des Backwerks, des Confekts, des Gefrornen und des Eingemachten. Oekonomisches Handbuch für Frauenzimmer, Ersten Bandes, welcher das Kochbuch enthält , Erste Abtheilung.8. verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Stuttgart, Joh. Friedrich Steinkopf, 1833,XII,612pp., in orig. quarter calf with marbled paper covered boards,rather foxed throughout,, corners bumped.As the editor points out, 41 new recipes have been added.  £65.00

[F3038] Nadson, S. Ya.,. Stikhotvoreniya S.Ya Nadsona. s portretom, faksimile i biograficheskim ocherkom.Izdanie 22. Sobstvennost' literaturnogo fonda, S.Petersburg, Tipografiya Skorokhodova, 1906, 369pp., bound, portrait, ill., beautiful edition, title page yellowed and repaired, text fine, no lettering on binding. *rare  £45.00

[F3045] SCHYNS, JOSEPH(1899- 1500. 1500 Modern Chinese novels and Plays. ISBN: 057603441X. by Jos. Schyns (Chinese characters) & others. Present day fiction & drama in China by Su Hsueh-Lin (Chinese characters) Short biographies of authors by Chao Yen-Sheng (Chinese characters) Peiping 1948 . [ Gregg International, 1970. Second impression]. (facs. reprint of 1948 edition). 242cm. 1p.l., iv, lviii, 480, [1]p., cloth. OCLC 256715; 2495113 The first facsimile reprint of the 1948 edition was published by Gregg International in 1966  £35.00

[F3048] SPEARS, M.K. (ed). The Sewanee Review. The University of the South. Sixteen issues, c.174pp, comprising Volumes LXIII (4 parts: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, 1955), LXV (4 parts, 1957), LXVI (Spring, Summer, Autumn, 1958), LXVII (4 parts, 1959) and LXVIII, Winter only (1960). All in original paper wrappers; extremities bumped/creased; two backstrips torn at head; contents good throughout. *Contains wide-ranging articles relating to literary culture, plus poetry and prose, by many distinguished authors including (among many others) : C.S.Lewis: On obstinacy in belief-a paper read to the Socratic club in Oxford (14pp.) Sylvia Plath: Two poems: I: Departure of the ghost. II:Point Shirley. Robert Penn Warren: The destiny of Hamish Bond - a story . Knowledge and the image of man. The natural history of Ikey Sumpter formerly of John Town, Tenn (a story). A first novel Prognois, a poem. Stephen Spender: Pages froma journal R. Ellman: The limits of Joyce's naturalism Rene Wellek: Literary theory, criticism and history John Wain: English poetry: the immediate situation Special issue 77/4 (1959) Homage to Allen Tate with a.o. ccontributions by T.S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Jacques & Raissa Maritain, Herbert Read E. Heller & R.H. Heilman: Essays on Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus and Felix Krull John Lehmann: The Wain-Larkin myth Arnold J Toynbee: Phaarisee or publican ? Wallace Stevens: Four poems F.R. Leavis: Joseph Conrad Herbert Read: The sorrows of Priapus Ted Hughes: four poems. Etc. ¶ ** Having never missed an issue in more than a century, the Sewanee Review is the oldest continuously published literary quarterly in the country. Begun in 1892 at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, the Review is devoted to American and British fiction, poetry, and reviews -- as well as essays in criticism and reminiscence.  £65.00

[F3078] Trakl, Georg. Gedichte.. Leipzig, Kurt Wolff , copyright states 1913, but this is the 2nd impression [c. 1916/7] 68[4]pp., Printed by the L.C. Wittich`schen Hofbuchdruckerei in Darmstadt. see: Göbel 142; Raabe 304. 3; Ritzer 2.1/B. - Bücherei Der jüngste Tag , volume 7/8. - the poet's first publication original black wrappers with green title label on front cover. Top of covers and spine sl. sunned, overlapping edges of covers with some small tears, paper darkened as all copies due to the paper scarcity at the time of publication .  £65.00

[F3090-5] ROENTGEN, Wilhelm,. Eine Neue Art Von Strahlen. Meeuws, ISBN: 0902672126. Facsimile edition of the Würzburg 1895 edition (Verhandlungen der Physik.-Medizin.-Gesellschaft zu Würzburg,December 1895) Oxford, Mouette Press, 1972 (ISBN 0-902672-12-6) 10pp., + added photography of Röntgen. paperwrappers, also wrapped around is a facsimile of the red band, about 2" wide. 0902672126 [postage ?1.50 ] 60 Exemplare uebrig.  £2.50

[F3124] QUARLES FRANCIS ( 1592 1644 ). Emblems divine and moral: together with Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man. London: Printed and sold by H. Trapp, 1777. rebound in half brown calf and green cloth covered boards with leather corners, gilt-lettered spine, 5 raised bands, spine extremities, bookplate on front paste-down, pictorial clipping pasted to verso of first preliminary, frontispiece consists of 2 images on 2 pages, , a fine copy. 12mo. [xii] 9-289 , plates not included in the pagination. Profusely illustrated with wood cuts, Signature in ink by [previous owner dated 1791 in ink on original preserved first end paper, she also added some notes of rear end paper. ***Francis Quarles , English poet descended from an old Essex family, and educated first at Cambridge and then at Oxford. Upon completing those studies he went to Lincoln Inn to study and practice law.Though not an ardent royalist, he wrote pamphlets during the Commonwealth upholding the divine right of kings. In the 1630's he went back to Essex and began work on what was to become his best-known and most popular work "his best-selling Emblems (1635), lavishly-illustrated and containing five books of meditative verse. The poems are introduced by a scriptural motto, then a commentary based on quotations from various sources, and at the end closure is achieved with a short didactic epigram. The visual impact is supplied by the centre-piece, the emblem itself. Quarles says that "an emblem is but a short parable," and the verse puts the visual into the mental. The words and pictures, complementing each other, may then be said to have a double impact upon the reader.  £195.00

[GC0034] CHATEAUBRIAND, F.A. De. Travels in Greece, Palestine, Egypt, and Barbary, during the Years 1806 and 1807 . 2 Volumes.. Translated from the French by Frederic Shoberl. 2nd edition. 2 vols. xii, 418 & (iv), 383 [1]pp, 3 maps on one folding plate , London, Henry Colburn, 1812, [iii]-xii, 418; [ii], 383, [1, advertisements]; pp. 91/92 in volume 1 soiled, text good to very good otherwise,in a recent full calf leather binding, 5 raised bands, wwith gilt titling on red leatehr spine labels, the folding plate foxed. [ DL 5/2 ]  £75.00

[GC1310-B] 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, 4 Volumes , Complete Set. 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 in 4, Volume I [2], 8pp., 739pp., 12 folding plates, Volume II (2), 718pp., 14 folding plates Volume III 1 portrait (Montucla), [2], VIII, 832pp., 17 folding plates, volume IV Portrait La Lande[2], 688pp., 2 folding plates, copy with large margins, some wormholes in outer margins pages up to page 60 in volume II, some old damp stains to top margins of part of pages in 2 volumes. `¶ ** Montucla's friends persuaded him to work on a new edition of his famous Histoire des mathématiques.(2 volumes, 1758 ) In August 1799 Montucla published new editions through Agasse in Paris of the two volumes originally published in 1758. Montucla extensively revised and enlarged the two volumes. He had intended to extend his cover of history to the end of the 18th century and part of the third volume on this topic was printed by the time he died, four months after the publication of the new editions of 1799. Lalande, with the help of some other scientists, completed volumes three and four to give the coverage that Montucla had intended. Volume three covered 18th century pure mathematics, optics and mechanics in 832 pages, while the fourth volume covered 18th century astronomy, mathematical geography and navigation. - "Montucla's major work, the first classical history of mathematics, was a comprehensive and, relative to the state of contemporary scholarship, accurate description of the development of the subject in various countries. The account also included mechanics, astronomy, optics and music which were then considered subdivisions of mathematics. The first volume covers the beginnings, the Greeks (including the Byzantines) and the West until the start of the seventeenth century ; the second volume is devoted entirely to the latter century. Montucla originally planned to take his work up to the middle of the eighteenth century in a third volume but could not do so, principally because of the abundance of material. In the second edition, extended to cover the whole eighteenth century, he was able to reach this goal. Much remained unfinished, however, since Montucla died during the printing of the third volume. Lalande, his friend from childhood, assisted by others, completed volumes III (pure mathematics, optics, mechanics) and IV (astronomy, mathematical geography, navigation) and published them in 1802". (DSB IX p. 501) Cajori p. 250 - Honeyman N 3284. In a later half calf binding withb shagreen covered boards, green and red leather author/title labels on the spines. calf leather corners. Inside hinges re-inforced with linen strips  £495.00

[R56692] Orlov, A.S., (ed.). VOSEMNADTSATYI VEK (XVlll vek). Sbornik statei i materialov. pod red. akademika A. Orlova. Includes: ORLOV, A., "Tilemakhida" V.K. Trediakovskogo. BERKOV, P., Iz istorii russkoi poezii pervoi treti XVlll veka. ROZANOV, I., Pesni o gostinom syne.and further contributions by L. Ginzburg, I.N. Rozanov e.a. Iz -vo AN SSSR, M.-L.,1935; 432pp., library binding, handwritten title on spine, , corners worn, library stamps, some pencil marks, ill., the rare first volume of the series, [ L 1 ]  £35.00

[R60490] Tuytchev -. Uraniya. Tyutchevskii Al'manakh. 1803-1928. X, Pod redaktsiei E.P.Kazanovich. Vstupitel'naya stat'ya L.V.Pumpyanskogo. Leningrad, Priboi, 1928; 312pp., bound, portrait; spine rubbed at the bottom, boards faded around edges, corners bumped, inscription in blue ink on the title page "Ex libris Tropinina. M., 1928", otherwise good (Contents: Poeziya F.I.Tyutcheva (vstup. stat'ya) L.V.Pumpyanskogo. Stikhotvorenie F.I.Tyutcheva "14-e dekabrya 1925 goda", Georgiya Chulkova. Pis'ma Tyutcheva k Ya.Polonskomu, Soobshchenie S.Koplan-Shakhmatova. Tyutchev - perevodchik Gete, K.Pigareva. Pis'ma F.I.Tyutcheva k kn.E.E.Trubetskoi, soobshch. E.K. Iz myunkhenskikh vstrech F.I.Tyutcheva (1840-e gg.), E.Kazanovich. F.I.Tyutchev i ego deti (1838-1852gg.), F.T. Pis'mo Tyutcheva k A.N.Maikovu, soobshch. S.Koplan-Shakhmatova. Chitatel' Tyutcheva - Lev Tolstoi, D.Blagogo. Pis'ma F.I.Tyutcheva k gr. A.D.Bludovoi, soobshch. M.Motovilova. Tyutchev v muzyke, Sergeya Durylina. Tyutcheviana za 1923-1928gg., D.B. Ukazatel' lichnykh imen, N.V. [DL 5/3 ]  £45.00

[R70734] AL'MANAKH "Zemlya i fabrika".. Volume 11. ill. Chekhon. Moskva, GIKHL, 1931; 300pp., paper. Oblozhka khudozhnika S.Chekhonina. Edges of coloured front cover frayed, spine rubbed at the bottom, otherwise very good. Contents: Mikhail Irinin. "Teoriya bezzashchitnosti" (roman). Viss. Sayanov. "V strecha druzei" (stikhi). N.Braun. "Literaturnyi vecher" (stikhi). S.Obradovich. "Devstvennost'" (stikhi). P.Nizovoi "Tekhnoruk Popov" (rasskaz). Vl.Cherevkov "Urtak" (rasskaz). S.Shchipachev. "O lyubimoi" (stikhi). Vas.Nasedkin. Stikhotvorenie (stikhi). P.Oreshin. 4 stikhotvoreniya (srikhi). N.Lyashko "Kam en' u morya" (rasskaz).  £35.00

[R70793] Muratov,P. (ed.). SOFIYA. Zhurnal Literatury I Iskusstva.. X, Moskva, 1914. No.1-6 (Complete set); 131+ 6,70 + 8,106 + 6,96+ 6,100 + 4,88,8pp., paper, 30x21cm, lavishly illustrated. Spines rubbed, worn, chipped, partly missing, some paper covers detached, frail, edges frayed, binding loose; interior parts of all the issues are in good condition, text and illustrations (Phototypies) are printed on good quality paper which does not show signs of ageing. CONTENTS of zhurnala iskusstva i literatury, izdavaemogo s 1914 goda v Moskve K.F.Nekrasovym pod redaktsiei P.Muratova. Vol.1: N.M.Shchekotov. Drevnerusskoe shit'e; P.Muratov. Gaudentsio Ferrari; B.Bernson. Osnovy khudozhestvennogo raspoznavaniya; A.Diesperov. Blazhennyi Ieronim i ego vek; B.Griftsov. Derzhavin, etc. 22 plates. Vol.2: Vizantiiskoe mifotvorchestvo; P.Muratov. Dva otkrytiya (o drevne-russkoi zhivopisi); B.fon Eding. Ocherki drevne-russkoi arkhitektury. Nalichnik; P.Sukhotin. Drevne-russkaya povest'. O Muromskom kn.Petre i supruge ego Fevronii. O Marfe i Marii. O svyashchennike. O khristianskoi dushe-golube. O chernykh vsadnikakh na voronykh konyakh. Makarii i Antoniya; Bor.Zaitsev. Udobnoe i prekrasnoe; VI.Khodasevich. "Juvenilia" Bryusova, etc. 30 plates. Vol.3: A.Anisimov. Etyudy o novgorodskoi zhivopisi; A.M.Skvortsov. Freski Kavallini; Em.Husid. Dom zolotykh amurov; N.Berdyaev. Picasso; M.Gershenson. Umilenie; K.Loks. Apulei; Ars Asiatica; P.Serov. Zvenigorodskie freski; Roman A.Belago; V.Rozanov, etc. 26 plates. Vol.4: Vse kak v zhizni; V.Grineizen. Illuzionisticheskie portrety (I. Illyuzionizm v iskusstve i iskusstvo povestvovatel'noe. II. Istoriya illyuzionistskogo portreta. A. Skul'pturnyi portret. 1. Egipetskii ritual'nyi portret i razreshenie v skul'pture pervykh osnovnykh problem illyuzionizma. 2. ellinisticheskie portrety. 3. Etrusskii ritual'nyi portret. 4. Rimskii illyuzionisticheskii portret. B. Portret v zhivopisi; I.Eiges. V.A.Zhukovskii; V.Khodasevich. Poetu ili chitatelyu?; Pis'ma Belinskago; K.L. Literatura dlya kannibalov; Pt.Peterburgskaya "Russkaya ikona"; P.Ettinger. Sapunov. 53 plates. Pages 57-64 of this volume, including 3 illustrations, printed twice. Vol.5: Pereotsenki. Ald-r Anisimov. Etyudy o novgorodskoi zhivopisi. II; W.Deonna. Iskusstvo i deistvitel'nost'. Voprosy arkheologicheskogo metoda; P.Muratov. Molodost' Pantormo; B.Griftsov. Poslednii poet; L.Grossman, Bal'zak, Dostoevskii; "Vakkh s vinogradnoi kist'yu - Bruni; 22 plates. Vol.6: Ot izdatelya; Nasledie romantizma; J.Strzygowski. Ravenna kak otrasl' Arameiskago iskusstva; A.M.Skvortsov. Ikona svyatykh knyazei Borisa i Gleba; G.Simmel. Ruiny; N.Berdyaev. rytsar' nishchety; M.Gershenson. Vdokhnovenie i bezumie; V.Bryusov. Russkaya lirika. Poeziya i proza. 14 plates. [ DL IV ]  £650.00

[R70820-1] MURAV'EV, M.N. (1757-1807). Institutiones Rhetoricae: A Treatise of a Russian Sentimentalist.. ISBN: 1854760300. Edited with an introduction and notes by Andrew Kahn. Oxford, 1995; lxxii,127pp., bound, d/j., Portrait on frontisp. fine ? The original manuscript is among the papers of the leading Decembrist Nikita Murav'ev in the Russian State Archive.  £25.00

[R71047] D'iakonova, Elizaveta Aleksandrovna [ 1874-1902 ]. Dnevnik Elizavety D'iakonovoi 1886-1902 g. : literaturnye etiudy, stikhotvoreniiya, stat'i, Pis'ma.. Izdanie 4-e, znachitel'no dopolnennoe. Pod red. i s vstupitel'nymi stat'yami A.A.D'yakonova. Moskva, izdanie V.M.Sablina, 1912; 836PP., bound in new cloth, title page repaired as right bottom corner was missing , new end papers and title label ¶ ** D'iakonova came to fame posthumously, as the author of a diary which was frequently compared to Bashkirtseva's. The diary's success was due to the author's frankness, the timely "woman question'* issues that it touched on, and the view of many that she *'typified" young women of her generation. D'iakonova was bom into a merchant family in the village of Nerekhta in 1874. In her diary she describes her mother as despotic and unloving. She completed secondary school in laroslavl' and then wanted to continue her education at the university level, but her mother was strongly opposed to her attending. D'iakonova was forced to wait four years to apply for entrance into the Higher Courses for Women in SPb. when she would no longer need parental approval. Even then her mother was able to block her acceptance for a while. The courses had been her escape, and their reality proved to be a great disappointment. While still a student, she began her literary career with the publication of a translation. Then she published an article, "Women's Education" (Zhenskoe obrazovanie), in the journal Women's Came (ZhenD) and several fictional sketches under the pseudonym *E. Nerekhtskaia/D'iakonova graduated from the courses in 1899, She rejected an earlier idea of going to work as a rural schoolteacher. Instead she traveled around Russia. In 1900 she went 10 Paris and started law school at the Sorbonne. She used her life abroad in Paris and London as the basis of several semi-fictional pieces which she published in the journals Kitvite (KievI) and Northern Land (Severnyi krai). While at the Sorbonne, D'takonova developed an obsessive crush on a French doctor and psychologist. She visited him under the pretext of having a psychologically caused illness. These efforts came to nothing. In 1902, at the age of twenty-eight* she committed suicide [ DL 3/5 ]  £75.00

[R72125] Pod'yachev, S.. Zhizn' Muzhitskaya: Rasskaz.. S.Pod'yache byl krest'yaninom Moskovskoi gubernii i zhil v derevne obychnoi muzhitskoi zhizn'yu, kotoraya tak prosto i strashno opisana im v ego rasskazakh. Pisatel' rezko razoshelsya s Tolstym i narodnikami v otsenke derevni. Berlin / Peterburg / Moskva: Izd-vo Z.I. Grzhebina, 1923; 63pp., good paperback, pareback foxed, title page detached, pages are brown and untrimmed [DR-1 ]  £15.00

[R72196] BELYI, A.. Ya (sumashedshee).. Predlagaemyi vnimaniyu etyud - otryvok iz povesti "Zapiski chudaka". Contents: "To smert'." - "Moya biographiya." - "Razvitie." - "Gde "ya"?" - "Pered Bergenom." - "Tri goda nazad." - "Bergen." - "Ploshchad'." - "Sumasshedshii." Berlin: "Ogon'ki", 1922; 175-214pp., in later binding, pages browned.with title page only, no covers bound in [ Dr - 1 ]  £30.00

[R72416] Devrient, A. (ed.). Sbornik Russkogo istoricheskogo obshchestva. Vol. 8.. This volume contains "Spisok dvoryan Moskovskoi gubernii, podpisavshikh nakazy, dannye deputatam v Komissiyu dlya sochinenii proekta Novogo Ulozheniya". S.Peterburg: Tipographiya Vtorogo Otdeleniya Sobstvennoi Ego Imperatorskogo Velichestva Kantselyarii, 1871. 612 pp., new half leather binding , pages stained and foxed, previous owner signature in pencil on the title page, several pages annotated in pencil in Russian, a few marginal markings in the index, [ lft 3 ]  £75.00

[TAM148] ARUMAA, P.,. Urslavische Grammatik. 3 Volumes. Einführung in Das vergleichende Studium der slavischen Sprachen. Vol. 1: Einleitung Lautlehre. Pt 1: Vokalismus. Pt 2: Betonung. Vol. 2: Konsonantismus. Vol. 3: Formenlehre. Heidelberg, Winter, 1964-1985, 218;199,344pp. New Hardback set ( new pricce GBP 145.00 )  £95.00

[TAM158] OGAREV, N.. Stikhotvoreniya. Pod red. M.Gershenzona. 2 vols.. N.Ogarev (1813-1877) - drug i soratnik Gertsena. Poeziya Ogareva oshen' sub'ektivna, vsledstvii chego ee inogda trudno ponyat' bez znakomstva s biographiei poeta. Po mere vozmozhnosti takie biographicheskie nameki raz'yasneny v primechaniyakh. Moskva: Izdanie M.i S. Sabashnikovykh, 1904. VII+413 & 443 pp; frontispiece portrait, facsimile plate; very good hardback set, corners rubbed, spine frayed at the top.  £25.00

[WO040-Q] Drummond, James L.,. First Steps to Botany, Intended as Popular Illustrations of the Science, Leading to Its Study as a Branch of General Education. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green and Longman, 1835, fourth edition, VIII,391pp., [6] ( = publisher's catalogue.) Illustrated throughout with woodcut text illustrations, mostly by /after Sowerby. The author was professor of anatomy and physiology in Belfast. Bound in recent paper covered boards , black cloth spine with paper title label.  £14.50

[WO079] Esteban De Nagera. Cancionero General De Obras Nueves. (Zaragoza, 1554 ). Edicion de Carlos Claveria. Barcelona, Ed. Delstres, 1993, 22cm., xvi, 324pp., front: facsimile of title page of the 1554 edition (series: estudios ,4) wrappers, One of a limited edition of 250 copies printed on papel verjurado de 100 gramos. [ 2 copies ]  £15.00

[WO082-B] HOWARD Hon Sir R. The Committee. A Comedy as Written By the Hon. Sir. R. Howard. distinguishing also the variations of the theatre, as performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, ,Regulated from the Prompt-Book, by permission of the managers by Mr Hopkins . London, printed for John Bell, 1777, 80pp., 16mo size, in plain brown paper wrappers, frontispiece, some discolouring to initial 15pp.,o/w very good  £9.75

[WO082-C] ETHEREDGE, Sir George. She Wou'd, if She Cou'd. Comedy. Written by the late Sir George Etherege. London, Jacob Tonson in the Strand, 1735, frontispiece, red and black titlepage, ( first published 1668 ) 94 pages, in brown plaion wrappers (modern ?) Previous owner wrote in ink on title page: Wm. Moore, St. Johns College, June 22 1795, damps stain at the bottom of initial 17pp., very good copy otherwise  £14.50

[WO088-B] Odoevskii, V.O.,. Russkiya Nochi.. pod red. S.A. Tsvetkova. Moskva, A. Snegirev, 1913, iv, 430 [6] pp., portrait frontisp. original wrappers, ex-library markings on in- and outside back cover, previous owner's signature on reverse of frontispiece. edges and spine ends frayed. RARE  £35.00