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Woodcuts of the Bible. 5 Volumes
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Utriusque Cosmi Historia
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Heidenheim, Hanns H., Woodcuts of the Bible. 5 Volumes
5 volumes in folio. splendid edition, one of 300 numbered copies printed by hand from original woodblocks on hand-made Japanese paper. All prints signed by the artist/printer. Bound bloc-book type in oak-tanned cowhide, covers embossed from woodblock. Folder and slipcase covered in hand-made paper, main title and masthead of the volumes are also woodcuts. 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.
Also in this collection Heidenheim's large poster-sized print , measuring 97 x 61 cm.
PSALM 22 (see image on the right)
Eli, eli, lema sabachtani.
printed from the woodblock in 3 colours, one of an edition of only 180 copies printed on Japanese paper
signed and numbered .
Together with other Heidenheim materials, many invitations to his gallery exhibitions and one of his original woodblocks
Nikolaus Ludwig Graf von von Zinzendorf
(1700-1760 ) A unique collection
NASENPLASTIK UND SONSTIGE GESICHTSPLASTIK,NEBST EINEN ANHANG UEBER MAMMAPLASTIK und einige weitere Operationen aus dem Gebiete der aeusseren Koerperplastik:
EIN ATLAS UND LEHRBUCH, mit 1718 zum Teil farbigen Abbildungen im Text.Leipzig, Kabitzsch,1931.
Reprint Oxford, Willem A Meeuws, 1975. xxxi,842pp, korrigenda leaf, Hardback
***The author's major work on plastic surgery of the nose, his 1st. efforts were in 1911(in HANDBUCH der SPECIELLEN CHIRURGIE., edited by KATZ,PREYSING,und BLUMEN FELD) , and another in 1916 (DIE KRIEGSVERLETZUNGEN der KIEFER und ANGRENZDEN TEILE),& another in 1927. See: . GM 5763.
first authorized reprint £ 65.00 post free (nearly out of print )
one copy left of the half leather edition £ 145.00
When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner
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.. £ 975.00
Sitzungsberichte der preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften - Physikalisch-mathematische Klasse for the years 1922 – 1938( Proceedings of the Prussian Academy of sciences – physics and mathematics section ) The set contains 26 Einstein first editions alone
Unique collection of theses dating from the 16th to the 20th century. So far 376 titles have been described here, approximately 150 more are still to be listed. Subjects: Classical antiquity, theology, history, zoology, botany, physics, chemistry. The majority are in the medical field.
The Character of the Russians and a Detailed History of Moscow and also containing
A Dissertation on the Russian Language and an Appendix which contains Tables, Political,
Statistical and Historical, An Account of the Imperial Agricultural Society of Moscow,
A Catalogue of Plants Found in and Near Moscow, An Essay on the Origin and Progress
of Architecture in Russia &c. &c. London, Cadell, and Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1823,
639 pp. with 13 coloured aquatints including a fold out panorama of Moscow and one
uncoloured aquatint, 9 black and white engravings (2 fold out) being a total of 23 plates
and also a large fold out engraved plan of Moscow, with three woodcut/diagrams in the
text. The text pages have a wide margin and the text is clean apart from some light
offsetting from the plates onto the text and a small amount of foxing on a few pages.
The black and white engravings have some light browning, generally at the edges of
the plates. There is some overpainting on the fold out coloured panorama aquatint of
Moscow. Marbled page edges. The leather and marbled boards have come away from
the binding and the spine is missing. There are two 4 cm (1.6 inch) tears in the large
fold out plan of Moscow which do not affect the city plan. One black and white plate
which has a small fold out section at the bottom is frayed at the bottom edge.
The coloured aquatint opposite the title page has two frayed corners.
The size of the book is approximately 22 x 28 cm (8.7 x 11 inches). £ 4500.00
Les Petits poètes français et belges – the Collection Juliette Decreus
A collection consisting of the following 115 titles, mostly in original wrappers or covers
Many/most are with authors’ handwritten dedication to the Belgian literary critic and poet
Juliette Decreus-van Liefland. Where her name is not mentioned in dedications, these were
still meant for her as this collection for a large part came from her library in the 1960-80-ies.
Our stock of J.R.R. Tolkien editions
Fritz Lometsch, 4 titles from the library of a Hamburg publisher
Alt-China. Acht Originalschnitte ----- Wanderbuch meines Lebens. Ein Rückblick.
Farbiger Abglanz. Ein Skizzenbuch. ----- Häuser und Jahrhunderte Historische Bauten der Stadt Kassel
Jews and Slavs. 25 volumes (completed in 2016 )
List EMF 138: Russian books
The Tale of Igor's Campaign and Palekh miniature Edition de Luxe
of the medieval epic of the Kievan Rus'.
about h 43.2 cm x w 29.8 cm x d 2.0 cm. Moscow, Academia, 1934
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo: Aurelij Augustini Prima Quinquagena
Basilee : Iohannem de Amerbach, 1497,
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Me'ah Berachot from a private Collection in New York .
An 18th-century miniature book of blessings and prayers.
A fine limited edition of 550 copies: 400 copies printed on vellum and 150
copies printed on a specially milled parchment paper. This is copy 495
ISBN 0 948223 146 (out of print ) £ 475
Clocks: Their Origin and Development 1320-1880. 2 Volumes.
Unique present from Oxford : Silk Scarf: Oxford City and the Broad
The Oxford Bestiarium [bestiary ]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Ashmole 1511, Southern England, 12th Century
Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel]
The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit. The Silmarillion 5 Volumes.
One of the numbered sets of the leatherbound Folio society edition
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Siborne, Captain W.,
History of the War in France and Belgium, in 1815. Containing
Minute Details of the Battles of Quatre-Bras, Ligny, Wavre,
and Waterloo. By Captain W. Silborne. 2 Volumes + Folder
with all the Battle Maps. London. T and W Boone. 1844,
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NEW ACQUISITIONS Rare Books The last Costume ball in the Winter Palace .(1903)
2 volumes. (Kostiumirovannyi bal v Zimnem dvortse ) Bi-lingual English-Russian edition. £ 425.00
NOW OUT OF PRINT
2003. Edition of 4000 copies One hundred years ago the office in charge of editing the State papers started work on the creation of a unique album : that of photogravures and photographs of the guests at the costume ball that took place in the winter Palace on 11 and 13 February 1903. The participants all wore 17th century clothing. In the end it was the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna herself who became the editor-in-chief of this album. Only a few copies of the original album survive in libraries and private collections. This edition is not a reprint of that rare 1904 volume, but it is an attempt by the publishers to show the guests of the ball as we see them today, one hundred years later.
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...Gihaut Frères, [1838-1848 ]
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Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, ( 1600-1681 )
Comedias del celebre poeta espanñol Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Cavallero del Orden de Santiago, Capellan de Honor de S. M. y de los
Señores Reyes Nuevos de la Santa Iglesia de Toledo, que saca a la luz Don Juan Fernández de Apontes, y las dedica al mismo Don Pedro Calderon
de la Barca, etc., Madrid, Viuda de don Manuel Fernández e Imprenta del Supremo Consejo de la Inquisición, 1760 – 1763. 11 volumes bound in 10 volumes. Extremely rare complete set
MONTUCLA, J.F., [Jean Etienne,
1725 - 1799]
Histoire des mathématiques dans laquelle on rend compte de
leurs progrès depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours ; où l'on
expose le tableau et le développement des principales découvertes
dans toutes les parties des mathématiques les contestations qui
se sont élevées entre les mathématiciens et les principaux
traits de la vie des plus célèbres. Nouvelle édition considérablement
augmentée et prolongée jusque vers l'époque actuelle . P., Agasse,
An VII/An X; 4 volumes
Tolkien: Lord of the Rings.
First edition 1954/1955
The Two Towers first edition ,first impression AND The Return of the King .First edition, first impression, 2nd state.
Vincent M. Holt
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