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( In fact it's 58 years
ago since I started in
the Broad street shop
1966 - my first stock
Antiquarian Bibles 1st editions Children's books Cuneiform Illustrated The Holy Land Mathematics Rare 2019 Pleiade Signed books Royalty Tolkien Africa History of Medicine Victoriana Oxford Clocks Woodcuts Netherlands
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History of 11-12
Faringdon Greeting Cards
Rayner Unwin : The making of The lord of the Rings.
New edition 2018, 8 pages in stapled wrappers. 100 numbered copies
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 TO BE AUCTIONED at Dominc Winter's science sale in early 2019
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
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.
TO BE AUCTIONED at Dominc Winter's science sale in early 2019
Clocks: Their Origin and Development 1320-1880. 2 Volumes.
Dekesel, Christian E. & Yvette M.M.
A bibliography of 18th Century numismatic
books. 5 volumes 1 - 5 published so far
set will be complete in 6 volumes
1815, Napoleon’s return from Elba, "The Hundred Days - Les Cent Jours "
posters and newspapers, a collection SOLD
History of 11-12 Broad street
Thornton's in Wikipedia
Filming of Inspector Morse
A Frans Masereel
Scharlie Meeuws' books on Blurb
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,
we have one set left2003. 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.
James Joyce Ulysses
in full leatherImage ------>
NASENPLASTIK UND SONSTIGE GESICHTS - PLASTIK,NEBST EINEN ANHANG UEBER MAMMA - PLASTIK und einige weitere Operationen aus dem Gebiete der aeusseren Koerperplastik:
DEMIDOFF, Anatole de, Prince of San Donato.
Voyage dans la Russie méridi - onale & 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 ] Atlas
+ text volume , 7+621+(3) pp.. Illustrated with 64 plates by Raffet. , 1840.
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 int full morocco, slip case
Titles signed by the authors and/or illustrators and association copies
PRINTS and other works of ART
Ackermann's A history of the university of Oxford etc..
Siborne, Captain W.,
History of the War in France and Belgium, in 1815.
Containing Minute Details
of the Battles of Quatre-Bras, Ligny, Wavre, and Waterloo. By
Captain W. Silborne.
2 Volumes + Folder
with all the Battle Maps.
London. T and W Boone.
1844, second edition
N o w s o l d
The Curzon Gospel
Volume I: An Annotated Edition; Volume II: A Linguistic and Textual Introduction
Edited by Cynthia Vakareliyska
1,344 pages | 246x189mm
Publisher's Price: £310.00
Our price £35.00
Shakespeare, William - Whittington Press Sonnets + edition in Chinese
Rare , Antiquarian titles Francis James Ronald Bottrall ( 1906 / 1989) , Cornish poet.
A collection of 41 (43 of which 2 duplicates) poetry magazines of which most include Bottrall’s poems / articles ( one by his wife Margaret) from the poet’s library. And 10 titles dedicated to him by Italian, Spanish, Brasilian and Swedish poets
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LEHMANN, John, (ed.)
The London Magazine
.A Monthly Review of Literature. 12 early issues 1954 - 1956,
including the first 3 .
Eliot, Jennings, Macneice,
Pound, Fuller, Wain,
and many other
William Shakespeare, Sonnets Whittington Press edition KERGUELEN TREMAREC, Yves Joseph De, Relation D'un Voyage dans la Mer du Nord, aux cotes d'Islande, du Groenland,, de Ferro, de Schettland, des Orcades & de Norwege; faite en 1767 & 1768. Paris, 1771; with 10 engraved plates [3 folding], and 8 maps [7 folding];. Kievskaya psaltyr'. 2 Volumes.
Vol. 1: G. Vzdornov, Issledovanie Kievskoi psaltiri. Vol. 2. Kievskaya psaltyr' 1397 goda iz Gosudarst - vennoi Publichnoi biblioteki imeni M.E. Saltykova - Shchedrina v Leningrade "Iskusstvo", Moskva, 1978;
The guests of Erich Alport , Esq.
3 Mecklenburgh Square Guestbook from 5 January 1940 to 30 July 1965 with signatures by Lucian Freud, Spender, Joyce Cary, Chagall , Coghill, A.L. Rowse, Desmond Morris and many others
With several drawings by guests .
Die Bamberger Apokalypse. Neunundfünfzig Farbtafeln. Die Miniaturen der Apokalypse und des Evangelistars in der Staatlichen Bibliothek Bamberg. Bibl. 140 (A II 42). Frankfurt a.M., Insel Verlag, 1958, Folio.59 mounted facsimiles in full colours., 41, pp., 45 cm. , orig. half leather binding in slipcase, Imperial folio. Leo Duppen: Piet van Heerden; schilder, tekenaar, beeldhouwer, 1924-1996. One of the limited edition of 72 copies with a bronze medal . Profusely illustrated volume about the Dutch sculptor and painter born in Haarlem. Haarlem, 2005, 184 pages, 4to in slip case.
Charles De COSTER: 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. Owner's signature by Leni Reifenstahl . The Oxford Bestiarium [bestiary ]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Ashmole 1511, Southern England, 12th Century. Facsimile edition
Kees Paling: A Rumour of Adventure: An Inklings Story Four Inklings - Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams and Owen Barfield - go on a walking tour together during four days in May, 1938. They walk in the footsteps of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge through the Quantock Hills in Somerset and into Exmoor. read the full story on Amazon HERE
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Nicolis, F.Bell Beakers Today: Pottery, People, Culture, Symbols in Prehistoric Europe. 2001, 2 volumes, 736pp., black and white illustrations, Hardbacks in slip case £ 85.00
These two volumes present over sixty contributions, from and international colloquium held in Trento, Italy, in 1998, which provide an invaluable overview of the Bell Beaker culture and recent developments in scholarship. The papers cover sites and discoveries in Spain and Portugal, Italy and Sicily, France, the Netherlands, Britain and Ireland, eastern and central Europe, as well as more thematic discussions of, for example, radiocarbon dating, metallurgy, society and culture, European contacts, technology, tools, gender and burial rituals. The majority of the papers are in English, although most European languages are represented along with English abstracts. One of the most puzzling archaeological phenomena of prehistoric Europe is the widespread appearance of a specific form of ceramic vessel, a decorated, thin-walled, handleless drinking cup known as a bell beaker, throughout western and central continental Europe and the British Isles during the second half of the third millennium B.C. The bell beakers were often found in male burials that also included archer's wrist guards of polished stone, V-perforated buttons (with two holes drilled from one side at an angle until they converged to form a single V-shaped channel), and copper daggers. Archaeologists refer to this phenomenon as the "Bell Beaker complex" or, more efficiently, simply as "Bell Beakers." The earliest form of Bell Beaker called the Maritime Bell Beaker probably originated in the vibrant copper-using communities of the Tagus estuary in Portugal around 2800 - 2700 BC and spread from there to many parts of western Europe. An overview of all available sources from southern Germany concluded that the Bell Beaker Culture was a new and independent culture in that area, contemporary with the Corded Ware Culture.This conclusion was supported by a review of radiocarbon dates for Bell Beaker across Europe, which showed that the earliest dates for Bell Beaker were 2900 BC in Iberia. This makes the style contemporary with Corded Ware, but beginning in a different region of Europe. Bell Beaker has been suggested as a candidate for an early Indo-European culture, more specifically, an ancestral proto-Celtic. Despite the date this work came out in 2006.