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Paul Ehrlich (14 March 1854 in Strehlen near Breslau died 20 August 1915 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe)
German physician and scientist who worked in the fields of hematology, immunology, and chemotherapy. Nobel Prize 1908.
Signed etching, (litho ? ) 160 x 218 mm with large margins, behind glass and in  oak frame. Probably after a painting. 
In the right top corner Ehrlich also wrote a dedication to a Professor Otto.
Size of etching and frame is 490 x 400 mm. 
Picture shown is without the frame Ehrlich's dedication caused small ink spot in right hand margin  £ 350
Text page from the Biblia Latina ( Isaiah ) in French, c. 1290, 61 lines in colours on both sides.140 x 200 mm. Printed on vellum. brown Gothic typeface (textualis) chapter headings in red and blue and coloured decorations in the left margins and between colums. glassine protected , in carton frame  £750
Utagawa Hirokage 
Japanese Woodblock print , 230 x 330 mm., one of the images from his famous series on Edo  (Tokio) (the 24th ? ) featuring the emperor's castle, the famous Sukiyabashi bridge, house boats, a water goblin eating sweet potatoes, a sake seller..Mounted. slight damage in the trees on the left hand side £ 250
Utagawa Hirokage , also known as Ichiyusai Hirokage,Japanese designer of ukiyo-ewoodblock prints, who was active from about 1855 to 1865. He was a pupil of Utagawa Hiroshige I. From 1860 to 1861, Hirokage designed the series of oban size prints titled Edo meisho doke zukushi (Joyful Events in Famous Places in Edo). His reputation is based primarily upon this series and his 1859 triptych Aomono sakana gunzei daikassen no zu (The Great Battle between the Fruits and Vegetables and the Fish)., 
see: 
    Lane, Richard. (1978). Images from the Floating World, The Japanese Print. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 10-ISBN 0192114476/13-ISBN 9780192114471; OCLC 5246796
    Newland, Amy Reigle. (2005). Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints. Amsterdam: Hotei. 10-ISBN 9074822657/13-ISBN 9789074822657; OCLC 61666175
Keisai Eisen ( 1790 1848) 
Geisha. Woodblock print, 230 x 340 mm., mounted
£ 350

Keisai Eisen, Japanese ukiyo-e artist who specialised in bijinga (pictures of beautiful women). His best works, including his kubi-e ("large head pictures"), are considered to be masterpieces of the "decadent" Bunsei Era (18181830). He was also known as Ikeda Eisen, and wrote under the name of Ippitsuan.
 

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.  £ 750 

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