Interesting publications on Jewish Ceremonies, Jewish Cultural History, Annotated Works on Zionism, Antisemitism, Books with interesting Provenance, Maps, Photographs etc.
Original photograph of Seamus Heaney at his 70th birthday in his home in Dublin, in the year 2009 / Titled and Signed by John Minihan in 2014 / The vintage photograph is here framed together with the original commemoration Stamp and signed First Day Cover of Anpost [The photograph was used as a Template for the creation of the Anpost Stamp in 2014].
Dublin, 2014. Vintage Photograph on archival paper / Vintage First Day Cover with extra signature by John Minihan. Image of the Photograph: 16 cm x 24 cm / First Day Cover: 18 cm x 12 cm. Overall Framed Size: 79 cm wide x 53,5 cm high. From the personal library of irish photographer John Minihan. Titled and signed by John Minihan. Beautifully framed (see multiple images on our website). Our company knows of an edition of four photographs and signed First Day Covers, which we bought from John Minihan in 2014 and which he signed in 2014. Later, signed First Day Covers are circulating and we have some of those in our archive for sale. But since John Minihan has sold the rights to most of his iconic images to UCC in Cork, none of the photographs are reprinted by the photographer and that makes this combination of the signed Seamus Heaney photograph, combined with the First Day Cover, signed actually on August 28th of 2014, very scarce. We have an edition of 3 (three) left. One is part of the “John Minihan Photography Collection”, which we are selling on our website (see under “Libraries & Collections”) and two are for sale on the free international market. The here offered, beautifully framed version, is one of these two. The price includes free international shipping per UPS Courier !
[La Divina Commedia / The Divine Comedy - Manoscritto dell'inizio del XX secolo della Divina Commedia di Dante - con strofe manoscritte da "L'Inferno / Inferno" - "Purgatorio" - "Il Paradiso / Paradiso"] - The Manuscript is titled: "Pictures Illustrating The Pilgrimage of the Divine Poet Through The Realms of Punishment of Penance and Peace" - Illuminated Devotional Manuscript of section of "L'Inferno / Inferno" - "Purgatorio" - "Il Paradiso / Paradiso" - with excerpts of Dante's Divina Comedia, in the style of medieval illuminated manuscripts. The manuscript is a strictly themed Dante Devotion and is of magical quality if one considers the fantastic, original calligraphy artwork, the composition of the manuscript and the coded meaning to the composer of this manuscript. The Folio - size manuscript is massive and has 216 pages, of which 109 pages are with illuminated, original watercolour-paintings in the style of the medieval masters, sometimes collages with watercolour and original etchings, engravings etc. The miniature paintings are juxtaposed with 105 vintage 19th century photographs of famous Italian Art - pieces that are somehow related to Dante's world or have an allegorical assoziation. Besides the early photographs other juxtaposed artwork or integrated artwork to the illuminations are: an original watercolour depicting the dying Dante, a sensational copper-engraving, depicting an allegorical Dante-scenario, possibly referring to the Divine Comedy, a small photograph of the famous Michelino Fresco encapsulated in one of the illuminations, an artprint attributed "Burne-Jones", two lithographs, a large steel-engraving, a smaller steel-engraving. Most of the photographs show allegorical sculpture or art by famous italian artists like Giotto, Carpaccio, Andrea Castagna, Luca delkla Robbia, Bellini, Titian, Dosso Dossi, Orgagna, Andrea del Sarto, Fra Angelico, Paul Veronese, Botticelli, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bonifazio, Neri dei Bicci, Francesco Traini, Benozo Gozzoli, etc. etc. and other juxtaposed refer in code to Dante's Divina Comedia or even depict himself in artform. The photographs also include some breathtaking 19th century Albumen prints of Verona, Lake Garda, Mantua and other Italian landscapes.
England, [Douglas Cockerell / John William North], no year [c.1910]. Folio (34 cm wide x 42.5 cm high). 216 pages. Hardcover / Binding in full green morocco with lettering and Dante’s head as bronze sculpture per inlet to front cover. Binding by Douglas Cockerell, signed “WHS”, during his directorship of W.H.Smith & Son (1905 – 1914). The manuscript is on excellent paper, watermarked O.W.P. & A.C.L. [O.W. Paper & Arts Co. Ltd., established by English painter John William North (1842-1924) in 1895]. The binding rubbed and with some small damages, in need of some minor restoration but overall still very good. The interior, the paper and the artwork all in excellent condition besides one of the juxtaposed photographs (Filippina Lippo) removed from the manuscript with some residue of the photograph remaining and some of the photographs with some dogears and minimal discoloration. All the original artwork in spectacular and fresh condition. The manuscript is a spectacular find and the quality of its execution is of utmost interest for any lover of rare books, manuscripts and special bindings. The circle of Douglas Cockerell, his involvement in one of the most beautiful books ever printed: the Ashendene Press Dante, as well as Cockerell being the binder of this unique manuscript, the fantastic paper used for the manuscript by one of the idyllist movement’s central figures, John William North, and the wonderful Dante – theme of the manuscript with illuminated poetry from the Divine Comedy and the unique style of collage art, lets us rightfully dream that the anonymous composer of the manuscript was an important or at least peripheral member to either the Arts and Crafts Movement, the Ashendene Press or it was someone who worked in the style of the calligraphy schools that were inspired by William Morris or even earlier epigones like Owen Jones.
H KAINH DIAQHKH. Novum Testamentum Græcum, cum lectionibus variantibus MSS. Exemplarium, Versionum, Editionum, SS. Patrum et Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum, & in easdem Notis. Accedunt Loca Scripturae Parallela, aliaque [...] & Appendix ad Variantes Lectiones. [The Greek New Testament, with the various readings of Manuscript Copies, Versions, Editions, Holy Fathers and Writers of the Church, and in the notes of same]. Studio et labore Joannis Millii, S.T.P.
First Edition. Oxonii, E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1707. Folio (27 cm x 39.5 cm). Lacking the engraved Frontispiece but otherwise the collation is complete: Halftitle, Titlepage with Titlevignette of Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre, 4 unnumbered pages (Epistola), CLXVIII pages (Prolegomena), 14 unnumbered pages (Index), 809 pages of text, (1), 64 pages (Appendix Ad Notas Superiores). Several, beautifully engraved headpieces and initials throughout the text, signed in the plate by dutch artist, illustrator and engraver Michael Burghers – [MBurg. delin et sculp.]. Modern Hardcover / Stunning, recent half – leather with gilt lettering on spine and cloth-covered boards in a stunning cardinal-purple fabric. From the library of Daniel Conner, with his Exlibris / Bookplate to the pastedown and name on the titlepage. This extremely scarce publication is of great scholarly importance but it is also a typographical masterpiece. All vignettes in wonderful condition. Minor abrasion to halftitle. Otherwise in unusually excellent condition. The stunningly clean interior makes up for the lack of the frontispiece.
Paris, Chez Mathurin Henault, Nicolas de la Vigne et Nicolas de la Coste, 1631. 12 cm x 16.5 cm. Frontispice, (6), 569 pages including a further 3 engravings (4 engravings including Frontispice). / Edition Originale, illustrée d’un frontispice gravé représentant la mort couronnée plus 3 gravures à représentations des Vanitez du Monde. Original Hardcover / Reliure d’époque de veau moucheté, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, pièce de titre de maroquin marron, tranches rouges. Bon etat. Très rare ! / Minor repairs (professional) to the titlepage and only very minor lesion to some of the illustrations and some pages.
Antwerp, Ortelius, . Original hand-coloured engraving. Plate Size: 49.3 cm x 35.3 cm. Sheet Size: 53.1 cm x 42 cm. Original map. Very good condition, with some signs of browning to the outer margins only. Slight creasing to the top right coner of map. Professionally repaired tear to lower centre fold, barely noticeable given the quality of the workmanship. Latin text on reverse.
[A New and Correct Chart of Cork Harbour (This is the rare 18th century Map of Cork Harbour which also shows Haulbowline Island, which is the original location of "The Royal Cork Yacht Club", later "The Water Club of the Harbour of Cork", the Map shows also the Old Head of Kinsale, Crosshaven Harbour, Haulbowline Island, Curraghbinny, Spike Island, Ringaskiddy etc.)] - Correct Title of the Map: "A New and Correct Chart of the Harbour of Corke by the Revd. J. Lindsay, Late of His Majesty's Ship Fougueux". There is an inset Map showing "A Continuation of Corke Harbour from a smaller Scale". The scale of this reads "A Scale of three English". Below the chart is a coastal profile entitled "A View of the Land from the Old Head of Kinsale to Hawks Rock, the Old Head W b S 7 Miles. Cork Harbour mark'd *. "
London, Sold by W. & I. Mount, T. & T. Page on Tower Hill, [c. 1759]. Original, hand-coloured copper engraving on extra thick paper / Better paper – edition [differing from all other versions of this map we ever handled, this is only the second version of this high-quality version of this Map we encountered], possibly an admiralty issue since it was dedicated to the Office of the Lord High Admiral of Great Britain. Beautifully mounted and framed. Size of the actual map: c. 62 cm wide x 52 cm high. Spectacular, unusually excellent condition of this rare, hand-coloured seachart of Cork Harbour with the Old Head and clear geography of Little Island, Poor Head, Ringaskiddy, Cork’s Natural Harbour, Crosshaven, Haulbowline, Spike Island, Cloyne, etc. / Price includes worldwide free shipping per UPS Courier !
Collection of six stunning, early 19th-century gouache-aquatints of Florence and Pisa including a rare segment showing a Funerary Procession in front of Giotto's Campanile, part of the complex of buildings that make up Florence Cathedral on the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy. These very able and fantastically hand-coloured, original artworks, represent the peak of high-quality souvenirs for the European Traveller on their Grand Tour. [Loggia dei Lanzi / Cattedrale di Firenze / Piazza S. Trinita / Campanile Della Cattedrale di Firenze / Ponte S. Trinita / Campanile Di Pisa].
Florence / Pisa, [c.1820]. Original Aquatint (hand-applied water-colouring over copper engraving). Plate Sizes vary: 31 cm x 22.1 cm. Sheet Sizes vary: 34.6 cm x 26.5 cm. Original Gouache-Aquatint (hand-applied water-colouring over copper engraving). Florence/Pisa, [c.1820]. Plate-Sizes vary: c. 31 cm x 22.1 cm. Sheet Sizes vary: c. 34.6 cm x 26.5 cm. Besides some smaller damages to the Ponte S. Trinita-artwork in very good, actually stunning, condition. Clean, crisp and brightly coloured. All of these artworks are beautifully framed and the price includes worldwide free shipping per UPS – courier.
The Two Duchesses - Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire / Elizabeth, Duchess of Devonshire - Family Correspondence of and Relating to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire / Elizabeth, Duchess of Devonshire, Earl of Bristol (Bishop of Derby), The Countess of Bristol, Lord and Lady Byron, The Earl of Aberdeen, Sir Augustus Foster Bart, and Others, 1777-1859. Second Edition [Revised] Unique version of the second edition, with a multitude of additional, uncalled-for illustrations (Portraits) and an original engraving of Harper's Ferry (Virginia).
One Volume bound in two Volumes due to added images (complete set). London / Glasgow and Dublin, Blackie & Son Limited, 1898. Octavo (15 cm x 22 cm). Pagination: Volume I: An extra-illustrated edition, with 96 plates instead of the only 18 plates which were called for according to the inventory pages of the set. Hardcover / Two stunning, privately commissioned, red morocco bindings with five raised bands as well as gilt lettering and ornament to spine, boards and inner pastedown-borders. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Both Volumes firm and endpapers intact. Interior beautiful and clean with a plethora of illustrations added into this rare second edition with the portraits reflecting personalities touched upon in the letters published by Vere Foster. The often rare portraits of contemporaries to the Duchess of Devonshire and Vere Foster’s father, Sir Augustus Foster, are of significance since many of them are now scarce as well.
Archive of a fantastic series of 42 Autograph Letters (signed) / Manuscript Letters (signed) by Sir Augustus Foster, British Diplomat and British Ambassador to the United States of America, prior and at the outbreak of the War of 1812, Recipient of the 'Declaration of War' on the "HMS Colibri" (June 28th, 1812), Ambassador to Denmark (1814-1825) and Ambassador to Sardinia (1824-1840). The letters were written between 1815 and 1841, during his time as Ambassador of Denmark (Copenhagen) and from his posting in Turin, as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Savoy-Sardinia [Piedmont-Sardinia]. Fortyone (41) of the letters are addressed to his friend, Sir Charles Stuart, Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779-1845), Secret Agent, Diplomat, privy councilor as well as British Ambassador to France and Ambassador to Russia and the Duke of Wellington's distinguished administrator in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars. The 42nd letter in the Archive, is a meaningful, three-page-letter, written by Sir Augustus Foster from Copenhagen in the year 1818, to his mother, Lady Elizabeth ("Bess") Foster" [(née Lady Elizabeth Christiana Hervey), later Duchess of Devonshire (1759-1824)]. The Letters comprise of sizes between Octavo and Quarto and amount to 130 pages in total, written from Turin (27) & other places, including Copenhagen, Stockholm, London, Calais and Geneva, 1815-1841 / Important: The Archive includes also three important publications which touch on the work of Sir Augustus Foster in America: [1.Richard Beale Davis: "Jeffersonian America - Notes on the United States of America - Collected in the years 1805-1806-1807 and 1811 and 1812 by Sir Augustus Foster, Bart. San Marino, The Huntingdon Library, 1954 / 2. An Extra-Illustrated Version of the publication "The Two Duchesses", by Vere Foster (son of Sir Augustus Foster), in which an american collector injected a plethora of original engravings, portraits of british and american personalities like Alexander Hamilton, George Washington as well as other contemporaries of Sir Augustus Foster (see 80 photographs of this breathtaking set, bound in red-morocco, on our website) / 3. [James Madison / James Monroe / Sir Augustus Foster - War of 1812] - "Three messages, from the President of the United States, to Congress, in November 1811, together with Documents accompanying the same". Washington; printed 1811. Re-Printed for J.Hatchard, Bookseller to her Majesty, opposite Albany, Piccadilly, 1812 - The material here relates directly to the war of 1812; much of it is in the form of correspondence between Sir Augustus John Foster, H.M. Minister in America and James Monroe, Secretary of State under James Madison from 1811 to 1817. Other significant contributors include Mr. Pinkney and Lord Wellesley. Extremely scarce original edition. (No copy of the 1811 edition located. Not in COPAC or Sabin)] See more than 200 Images for all these books and manuscript letters in the Augustus Foster Archive on our website under "Libraries & Collections" /
Turin / London / Stockholm / Copenhagen / Calais / Geneva, 1815 – 1841. Octavo – Quarto. The Letters are housed in a beautiful, bespoke Solander-Chemise. The original books are either bound in Morocco (″Two Duchesses”), original cloth with dustjacket (″Jeffersonian America”) or in the publisher’s original interim-wrappers (the rare 1812-printing of “Three messages, from the President of the United States, to Congress, in November 1811, together with Documents accompanying the same”). Very good condition with some minor signs of wear only.
La Neufme Part [1613 - First Edition] / [et La Dixme Part - 1629 - ] / [et La Unzme Part - 1631] des Reports de Sr. Edw. Coke Chivalier, chiefe Justice del Banke : des divers Resolutions & Jugements donez sur solennes arguments & avec grand deliberation & conference des tresreverend Juges & Sages de la Ley, se cases en Ley queux ne fueront unques resolus ou adivges par devant : Et les raisons & causes des dits Resolutions & Jugements. Publie en la dixiesme [et unziesme / et troisiesme] an de treshaut & tresillustre Jaques Roy Dengleterre, France, & Ireland, & Escosse le 46. Le founteyne de toute Pietie & Justice, & la vie de la Ley.
Three Volumes in One. [London], [A. Islip], Printed for the Societie of Stationers [Neufme Part et Dixme Part] / Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire [Unzme Part], 1613 / 1629 / 1631. Quarto (19.5 cm x 27.5 cm). Collation complete: La Neufme Part: , 286, [1 unnumbered] pages / La Dixme Part: , 291 pages / La Unzme Part: , 100 pages. Original 17th century full leather on five raised bands with modern spinelabel and new endpapers. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Minor damage to upper spine and a very minor sign of a faded dampstain to small region of the upper bookblock. Interior beautiful and clean with all three titlepages intact. Extremely beautiful condition of this early set of three Volumes of Coke’s Reports. This is the french edition of Coke’s Reports with all three prefaces in English and Latin, the main text is in ‘Law-French’ and Latin. Contemporary manuscript-signature/entry of the preowner, one “Lionel Holle”.
Collection of Rare and Important Books, as well as original Manuscript Lecture Notes on Anton Martin Schweigaard, Norwegian educator, Jurist, Economist, Legal Philosopher and Member of the Norwegian Parliament. The collection includes also portraits and a rare photograph of Julius Middelthun's Statue of Schweigaard, taken shortly after its erection at the original location. The rare lecture notes, possibly taken by a close student of Schweigaard and the wonderful manuscript - typography - print by Cappellen, are the highlights opf this collection [Many Images of each item on our website under "Libraries & Collections"]. The collection includes: 1. Schweigaard, Anton Martin. Forelæsninger over den norske Proces. 1ste Deel & 2den Deel. [plus: 12te Afsnit: "Den Domme" ("The Judge")]. Original First Edition, directly printed from the Manuscript. Three Parts in Two Volumes (complete set). Christiania [Oslo], J.W.Cappellen [Jørgen Wright Cappelen], 1844. / 2. Schweigaard, Anton Martin. Forelæsninger over Processen Foredragen af Professor Schweigaard [Original Manuscript of a student from Schweigaard, taking notes in Schweigaard's Seminars and Lectures]. [Christiania (Oslo)], no year (c. 1840). Octavo (18 cm x 17,5 cm). c. 400 pages with handwritten notes in Ink. / 3. [Schweigaard, Anton Martin] Aubert, L.M.B. Anton Martin Schweigaards Barndom og Ungdom, 1808-1835: Breve og Erindringer. [Letters in norwegian ("Trine") and german ("Til Pastor Koeppen"). With an Appendix with 10 chapters / Med Bilag - Including explanatory sections on Schweigaard's earliest publications, like for example: "De la Philosophie Allemande", etc.] / [Oslo], Mallings Boghandels Forlag, 1883. / 4. [Schweigaard, Anton Martin] Lund, Carl. A.M.Schweigaard - Som Stortingspolitiker. Oslo, Universitetsforlaget, 1958. Octavo. Frontispiece - Portrait of Schweigaard, 398 pages with Index. / 5. [Schweigaard, Anton Martin] Hertzberg, Ebbe. Professor Schweigaard I Hans Offentlige Virksomhed (1832 - 1870). Af Ebbe Hertzberg. Kristiania / [Christiania] / [Oslo], Forlagt af Alb. Cammermeyer, 1883. / 6. [Schweigaard, Anton Martin] / P.Gemzøe lith. / E.Bærentzen. Portrait of norwegian educator, jurist, economist and politician, Anton Martin Schweigaard. Original Lithograph / Lithographic portrait by P.Gemzøe. Christiania [Oslo], Chr. Tønsberg, 1877. 17 cm x 26 cm. / 7. [Schweigaard, Anton Martin] / Middelthun, Julius Olavus. Original Photograph / Vintage Albumen Print from c. 1885 / 1890, of the recently erected Statue / Sculpture [Bronze] of norwegian educator, jurist, economist and politician, Anton Martin Schweigaard. The rare photograph shows the statue at its original location, with locals walking in front. The sculptor of Schweigaard's Statue was norwegian sculptor and educator Julius Olavus Middelthun, who taught among others, Edvard Munch at the Royal Drawing School in Christiania (Tegneskolen i Kristiania). Christiania [Oslo], [Middelthun], c.1885 - 1890. 8 cm x 5,7 cm. The rare, original photograph comes from a french travellers album and is in excellent condition. / 8. Schweigaard, Anton Martin / Blom, G. P. / Fougner, G. / Thorne, Joh. F. / Leganger, Fred. Betænkning og Udkast til en Lov om Handelen, Forfattet af den under 28de August 1838 til dette Arbeide anordnede Commission [Med Anhang: Forste Anhang: "Udsigt over den Norske Handelsret / Andet Anhang: "Finants-Departements af den Norske Rejerings ovrige Medlemmer i det Vaesentlige tiltraadte Indstilling angaaende en provisorisk Anordning om storre Handelsfrihed i visse Egne af Riget m.v."]. Christiania [Oslo], Trykt i Johan Dahls Bogtrykkerie af Carl C. Werner, 1841. Octavo (12 cm x 18,5 cm). 108, 218 pages. //
Christiania [Oslo], J.W.Cappellen / Johan Dahl / Chr. Tønsberg and others, c. 1840 – 1877. Octavo. c. 2000 pages. Hardcover and Softcover Volumes. Overall excellent condition of this wonderful compilation. The price for the collection includes free shipping interntionally per UPS Express.
Original, unpublished letter by Anglo-Irish diplomat, Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, 6th Viscount Strangford, to Sir Charles Stuart [Charles Stuart, 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay], asking him for a favour to send a Lantern to an address in Paris [?]. Strangford writes from his post as British Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of Stockholm, where he was posted between 1817 and 1820.
Stockholm, 1819. 2 octavo – pages on 1 sheet, folded. Excellent condition. Signed by Strangford.
Original, unpublished and meaningful letter by British official and Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, Sir Robert William Hay, addressed with urgency to former secret agent in Spain and Portugal, Sir Charles Stuart de Rothesay, Scottish nobleman, and English ambassador to France (1815-1830); alerting Ambassador Charles Stuart of Hay's arrival in Paris and his wish to ask him if he has "anything to communicate to me in regard to that Royal [Baron] Rousseau, The Barbary Consul". Hay is in this letter preparing Stuart in order to investigate the situation around the death of explorer Alexander Gordon Laing in Africa. Under-Secretary for the Colonies, Sir R[obert] W.Hay, who had been informed about the situation around Laing's missing Journals per private letter from the British Consul in Tripoli, Hanmer Warrington, announces his arrival in Paris to protest to the French government and advices ambassador Stuart:"I conclude that he [Baron Jean-Baptiste Rousseau] is by this time out of guarantiae, but I hope that by ensuing at Paris he will only get out of the frying Pan with the fire". Hay continues: "I hope you will go with me (in case it be necessary) to the Minister, whoever he may be, in [?] Departement this ....were incredibly false for it. The French Govt. are really disposed & prosecute the Enquiry bon a fide. I think that same may acq...[....].....on the other hand, if the French Govt. do not enter into y. enquiry with a good spirit, it will be in Rousseau's .....to baffle me with the utmost facility in all our attempts to get at the truth. I spoke to Lord Aberdeen [George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Foreign Secretary for Prime Minister Wellington] on the day I left London, & he gave me full permission to conduct measures with you for the ...of this affair. Yours very truly R.W.Hay".
[London], . 5 octavo – pages on 2 sheets, folded. Excellent condition. Signed by Hay and dated probably “Monday, 19 Oct. ”.
Augsburg, Lotter, [c.1760]. Original hand-coloured copper engraving. Plate Size: 49.5 cm x 57.2 cm. Sheet Size: 55.7 cm x 64.5 cm. Original map. In very good condition with only the faintest traces of browning and paper defects to outer margins.
Augsburg, Seutter, 1730. Original hand-coloured engraving. Plate Size: 49.5 cm x 57.7 cm. Sheet Size: 53 cm x 62.6 cm. Original map. In very good condition. Some minor browning evident with the slightest traces of staining to outer margins. Some minor paper defects to outer margins. Repaired tear evident.
Collection of Books and Art with a relation to Castle Freke. Some of the books being from the historical library of Castle Freke with the original Exlibris / Bookplate / Some of the books from the libraries and private collections of relatives to the Freke Family / Some of the books by famous writer Mary Carbery, wife of Algernon ["Algy"] William George Evans-Freke, 9th Baron Carbery of Castle Freke, County Cork, Ireland, until his death in 1898.
Ireland, 1811 – c. 1950 Octavo. Hardcover Editions. Find detailed descriptions and many photographs on all these titles on our website under “Library & Collections” [Castle Freke Collection”].
Collection of four Volumes (bound in two) by Gilpin - All from the historical library at Castle Freke (Castlefreke, West Cork / Ireland). The Volumes include: I. & II. Observations Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1776, on Several Parts of Great Britain; particularly the High-Lands of Scotland. [Second Edition, with an "Account of the Prints" bound to the rear] / III. Observations on the River Wye and several Parts of South Wales &c. relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; Made in the summer of the Year 1770 (Third Edition). / IV. An Essay on Prints - ["The chief intention of the following work was to put the elegant amusement of collecting prints, on a more rational footing; by giving the unexperienced collector a few principles and cautions to assist him"] (Fourth Edition with the printed dedication "To the Honorable Horace Walpole in Deference to his Taste in the Polite Arts; and the Valuable Researches he has made to improve them; the following work is inscribed by his most obedient and very humble servant, William Gilpin"). [Volumes I & II with 40 original illustrations and vintage 18th century maps [correctly 39 illustrations and one table], for example of Loch Lomond and the Firth of Forth/ all illustrations are vintage mezzotint-plates].
Mixed Editions. Four Volumes (bound in two). London, Printed for R. Blamire, Strand, 1792. Octavo. Pagination: Volume I: XI, , 221 pages with 24 mezzotints / Volume II: 195, XVI pages with 16 mezzotints and an “Account of the Prints” as well as “Translations of Latin Passages” / [Volume III]: [River Wye]: XVI, 152 pages with 16 (of 17) full – page mezzotints / [Volume IV]: [An Essay on Prints]: XIII, , 174 pages plus XI pages Index and 1 page Errata. Hardcover / Early 19th century quarter – morocco with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Both volumes bound in unison. Very good + condition with only minor signs of external wear. Pages 185 – 191 of Volume I with some stronger browning. Otherwise the interior very clean. All mezzotints in very good or even better condition. This is the original copy from the historical Castle-Freke Library in West Cork (Ireland), with two armorial bookplates to front and rear pastedown with the family’s motto ‘Pro Patria’. With two pages of manuscript annotations by a contemporary hand with a reference between the common name “Tarbet” in Scotland and a place-name in County Kerry in Ireland” (pages 13 of Volume II) / another entry is on page 12 of Volume II regarding the name-sake “Loch-Loung” for a Lake of ships in Scotland and Ireland.
"The Crisis" - [Important collection on the Great Lincoln - Douglas Debate in 1858 - Including the First Edition of "The Crisis", the ultimate association-copy, inscribed by american novelist Winston Churchill to Robert Roberts Hitt, shorthand note-taker during the Great Debates of 1858 and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, with a lengthy inscription by Churchill: "My Dear Mr. Hitt - Please forgive me for nagging you with this book - think dismissed. I take this opportunity of expressing my gratitude for the help you gave me. And I hope that my portrait of the Great American [Abraham Lincoln] may not offend you, who knew him so well". Hitt comments with a full-page shorthand-notation in the front of the book, included are letters exchanged between Churchill and Hitt: 3 autographed letters (signed by Churchill) 1 typed letter (signed by Churchill). The letters focus on Churchill questioning Hitt especially on the Freeport debate and Lincoln's mood the night before. He introduces the plot of the book "The Crisis" to Hitt and questions the authenticity versus what Hitt recalls of that day. Churchill schedules a visit with Hitt to interview him etc. etc. / Also included are contemporary newspaper-clippings which Hitt loosely inserted, one original Union Presidential Ticket (Darke County, Ohio), for President Abraham Lincoln of Illinois, for the Election on November 8, 1864 as President and for Vice President Andrew Johnson / also included is one original National Democratic Ticket for his opponent in Darke County, George B. McClellan for President and for Vice President, George H. Pendleton / Also included: Roy S. Younglove's personal copy of the important publication on the Lincoln - Douglas Debates of 1858 by Edwin Erle Sparks (see plenty of images on this collection on our website) / Also included: Two offprints on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates: 1: Frederick Trevol Hill - The Lincoln-Douglas Debates - Fifty Years After - A New Account of the Forensic "Seven Days" Battle (Offprint from "The Century Magazine, 1908"/ 2. Noah Brooks - Lincoln's Reelection - Lincoln's Second Inauguration - The Beginning of Lincoln's Second Term - The President's Shrewdness at Hampton Roads (Offprint) / 3. Reprint of ""A Reception by President Lincoln" by C. van Santvoort].
New York / Springfield / St.Louis / Mount Morris / Windsor (Vermont), The Macmillan Company / Illinois State Historical Library, 1900 – 1908. Octavo. Pagination of “The Crisis”: Frontispiece – Illustration, IX, 522,  pages with Illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy / Pagination of “The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858” by Edwin Erle Sparks: Portrait-Frontispiece of Abraham Lincoln, XI, 627 pages with many photographs. Original Hardcover. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. The newspaper-clippings, the letters and the Presidential Election Tickets are all preserved in protective sheets. The newspaper-clippings are a little brittle. One of the letters is torn. The books and the inscription and the other manuscript letters and the typed letter are all in excellent condition. A very rare collection on American History and the origins and History of campaigning in american elections. From the private collection of Robert Roberts Hitt, one of Lincoln’s employee’s and personal friends during his legal days in Chicago. Hitt was notably mentioned, introduced and honored with a portrait in the publication on the Great Debate by Edwin Erle Sparks (see portraits and more images on our website).
Collection of four vintage cabinet photographs of Harvard University Professors (19th century). The collection includes: Francis Brown (Professor of Philosophy) / [William Watson] Goodwin - (Professor of Greek) / Charles Franklin Dunbar - (Professor of Political Economy) / James Bradstreet Greenaugh - (Professor of Latin).
Cambridge (Mass.), Pach Brothers, c.1880. 10.5 cm x 16.5 cm (4.25” x 6.5”). Four cabinet photographs. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
[Lucerne, Switzerland], [C.J.Bucher Ltd.], . Original, limited photographic print on hand-made paper. Printed on Bristol paper board, satinized very white, 320 grams. Size of the vintage print: 35 cm x 45 cm. Size of the framed print: 55 cm x 62 cm. Excellent condition (mounted). Frame with minor signs of wear only. From a portfolio of 12 photographs produced for the benefit of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Endowment of the Francis A. Countway Library. One of a limited edition of 590. Price includes international shipping, framed and insured, per courier (3-5 working days guaranteed delivery).
History of the Independence of the United States of America. [Association copy with provenance - riddle: From the library of one John Garland Jefferson, being either the brother of American Civil War Hero Thomas Garland Jefferson and received as a gift from his namesake father, John Garland Jefferson (as stated on the endpaper in contemporary ink), with his name signed in ink to the fontispiece of Volume One or alternatively, being John Garland Jefferson (born 1815 - date of death unknown), the son of Captain Samuel Allen Jefferson (1776-1843)]. Translated from the Italian by George Alexander Otis. With ten illustrations and six maps.
Ninth Edition, In Two Volumes, Revised and Corrected. New-Haven, T.Brainard, 1839. Octavo. Volume I: Frontispiece, 473 pages with four maps and four illustrations (including frontispice) / Volume II: Frontispice, IV, 468 pages with six illustrations (including frontispice) and two maps. Hardcover / Original full eather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine and boards. Bindings a little rubbed. Lower spines stronger rubbed and only very slightly damaged but the Volumes and bookblocks overall very firm and in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some plates and pages with foxing (as usual with this edition). Both tissue-guards for the frontispieces in place. A stunning set regarding the American War of Independence with an interesting provenance.
Europe and America, in 1821; with an Examination of the Plan laid before the Cortes of Spain, for the Recognition of the Independence of South America. Translated from the French of The Abbé de Pradt, by J.D. Williams.
First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for G. Cowie & Co., 1822. Octavo. X, 432, VI, 112, (4) pages. Hardcover / Modern, exceptional masterbindings. Rebound in quarter calf leather with cloth boards, spine caps, gold tooling on spine with 2 gilt lettered leather labels on each spine. Extremely rare in this original edition. Excellent condition. Provenance: With very subtle blindstamp of The Reynolds Library, Rochester, NY.
First British Edition. Boston / London, Re-Printed for Thomas Field, 1762. Octavo. IX, , 414,  pages plus two pages of advertising for Jonathan Edwards’ “Treatise concerning Religious Effections”. Hardcover / Original 18th century calf, rebacked with new spine and spinelabel. Interior all original and besides some minor signs of foxing in very good condition. Name of preowner in ink on titlepage. Binding overall excellent with only minor signs of external wear. A very rare and important book.
Vanity Fair: A Weekly Show of Political, Social & Literary Wares - Complete Annual for the year 1872 with 51 full-page portraits of victorian statesmen of england as well as the united states of america (Hamilton Fish, Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley etc.), politicians, writers, artists, "men of the day" and men of influence, portrayed in chromolithography / chromolithographs in colour (January 6, 1872 - June 29, 1872 & July 6, 1872 - December 28, 1872 ).
London, Vanity Fair, 1872. Folio. 208, 208 pages. Complete set. Interleaved with 51 chromolithographic portraits. Beautifully restored, original Hardcover (half-leather with orginal spine (gilt letttering and ornament). With new, linen-covered boards, using the original pastedowns and endpapers. A stunning Volume in excellent condition. All illustrations in wonderful colour.
Collection of 40 (forty !) personally signed books by Noam Chomsky, focusing on his linguistic and analytical philosophy as well as on his political activism and political criticism, anarchy, propaganda, criticism of the united states government etc. The collection includes paperbacks and some Hardcover-publications as well.
Cambridge / London / and others, South End Press / Cambrigde University Press / Oxford University Press / Mouton & Co. and many others, c. 1966 – 2002. Octavo. c. 4500 pages. Original Hardcover and Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The collection actually includes 42 books of which 41 books are actually really signed by Noam Chomsky on endpapers or titlepages, never on a later tipped-in card or similar methods. Amazing and valuable collection of publications by one of the most important and influential philosophers of our time.
Large Archive / Collection of Sir Harry Luke's personal letters, photographs and Ephemera from his 39 years of service for the British Colonial Office in Cyprus, Malta, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Fiji etc. etc., including working copies of his own publications, a typescript-manuscript of unpublished work ("The Englishman in the Levant - Being a Prose Anthology of the Near East") and sensationally his very valuable manuscript-notebook of recipe-collections together with his working copy of the sought after cookery book "The Tenth Muse".
England / Palestine / Israel / Malta / Cyprus, Fiji / Sierra Leone etc., 1905 – 1960. Octavo / Quarto / Folio. c.15000 pages (books) / Collection of Letters (see images) / Photographs and ephemera etc. Original Hardcover / Softover / Manuscript – Bindings (interim-bindings), often with the rare dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar, some without dustjackets. Very good condition with only minor, some with stronger signs of external wear. Please request further details per email.
Collection / Archive of two very rich and personal, handwritten & signed letters on cards by Sendak, plus a rare, multi-folded, advertising-leporello of Maurice Sendak's publications, together with a wonderful collection of fourteen (14) loose gicleé prints of original drawings by Maurice Sendak in colour or black and white: 'A Kiss for Little Bear' x 2 (26.5 cm x 34.5 cm) / 'Zlateh the Goat' x 2 (24 cm x 30 cm and 37.5 cm x 30 cm) / 'Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present' x 1 (33.4 cm x 41.5 cm) / Lullabies and Night Songs' x 2 (35 cm x 26.5 cm and 44.5 cm x 33.5 cm) / 'Hector Protector' x 1 (46 cm x 26 cm) / 'In the Night Kitchen' x 4 (50 cm x 36 cm) / Higglety Pigglety Pop x 2 (28 cm x 35.5 cm). The two cards are addressed to "Minnie" [that is "Minnie Kate"] and were written at Christmas 1986 and Christmas 1987. According to a colleague in the trade, who helped us to identify the recipient "Minnie", Minnie Kate, together with her mother, maintained a long friendship with Maurice Sendak by sending him colored stones or rocks that they sourced from local beaches in the northwest of the United States (Washington Statel). Most of Maurice Sendak's correspondence with Minnie Kate and her mother, is preserved at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia. Both cards are similar in content. One of the cards featuring Sendak's art from the cover of Nutcracker and addressed to Minnie, reading in part "I worked all year on a picture-book - a Grimm tale (my first book in 8 years !!). I am in love with it and it gets published next year....my wild things celebrate their 25th anniversary. I hope i enjoy it all. Am hoping for a quiet year ahead illustrating a Grimm tale and staying put - I am tired of travelling and theatre projects. And look forward to creeping back into my old role as book illustrator" / "The rocks arrived while I was away working in England. They are wonderful, of course, and very much appreciated. Thank you again and again. My animals. I have but one. My darling Golden Retriever, Io, had to be put to sleep 2 weeks ago. She was 15 1/2 and I held her and stayed with her to the end. It is so sad, naturally, but the memory fills me with a kind of joy. I have a 3 1/2 year old German Shepherd named Runge after a German painter (19th century). It was anything but a lazy year - too full! This coming year will be lazy-ish".
[New York], 1986 – 1987. Letters: 4 pages on two cards / Gicleé prints: 15 sheets (unsigned). Very good condition.
Collection / Archive of three (3) very large gicleé prints of original drawings from the book "Where the Wild Things are" by Maurice Sendak of which one is beautifully signed by Maurice Sendak. The collection includes: 'Off to Bed without their Supper' (signed) / 'Let the Wild Rumpus Start' (I and II).
[New York], [Harper and Row], c.1975. Gicleé prints. Two prints measure: 37 cm x 60 cm / The signed print measures: 28 cm x 50 cm. Very good condition.
Theoricae Novae Planetarum. Quibus accesserunt: Ioannis de Monte Regio Disputationes, super deliramenta Theoricarum Gerardi Cremonensis. Item. Ioannis Eßler Maguntini, Tractatus utilis ante LX annos conscriptus, cui Titulum fecit, Speculum Astrologorum, in quo Astrolog. errores, ex neglecta temporis aequatione prouententes, ostenduntur, & multa que ad Theoricarum, praesertim Octauae Sphaerae, intellectum faciunt, explicantur. / BOUND WITH: Quaestiones vero in Theoricas Planetarum Purbachij, authore Christiano Wurstisio Basil. eadem forma damus. Omnia recens in gratiam Candidatorum Astronomiae edita. Cum gratia& privilegio Caes. Maiest.
Basel, Henricpetri, 1569 – 1573. Small Octavo (11 cm x 16 cm). Collation for ‘Theoricae Novae Planetarum’: 8 Bll., 262 pages with many woodcuts throughout the text / Collation for ‘Quaestiones vero in Theoricas Planetarum Purbachij’: ; , 430 pages with 10 plates plus many woodcuts within the text. The Colophon for this second Volume missing ! [It is not clear how many plates were supposed to be in this edition – some carry 9, some 11]. Contemporary 16th century Hardcover with boards covered by an old page from a Missale. Spine repaired later (possibly 18th century) with matching vellum. Dampstain throughout the whole volume. Heavily annotated throughout in a contemporary hand.
Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1888. Octavo. 221,  pages [illustrations supplémentaires incluses] / Inter-leaved with some uncalled for, additional illustrations on street-cries and information (interleaved newspaper clipping from 19th century france (″Un Flaneur”/″La derniere ravaudeuse”). Brochure originaux imprimés dans une reliure privée du 19e siècle à couverture rigide / Reliure peinte avec illustration de “marchand de poisson”. / Original printed wrappers in private 19th-century Hardcover / Quarter pigskin-binding over marbled paper-covered boards with spine titled in ink and ink-illustration of “marchand de poisson” to lower spine. De la bibliothèque de l’architecte français Maurice Nalet / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Exlibris / Bookplate of french architect Maurice Nalet to pastedown.
La malentendu suivi de Caligula [Signed / Inscribed / Envoi autographe signé au journaliste Dominique Paladilhe (1921-2015) et avec une disque vinyle originale "Albert Camus - His Works and His Voice"].
Edition augmentée [64e édition]. Paris, Gallimard, 1954. Octavo. 211, (2) pp. Broché / Original Softcover. Tres bon etat / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Signed and inscribed by Albert Camus: “à Dominique Paladilhe – pour le remercié d’avoir – si bien servi ce MALENTENDU avec la sympathie vraie – Albert Camus” / The book comes with an original vinyl record on which Maria Casares and Alain Cuny read from the work “Le Malentendu” (Act 2, Scene 1) and on which Albert Camus personally speaks “some remarks which sum up his feelings about today’s [1950s] world and its values”. The vinyl record also includes a reading by Albert Camus of selections from ‘L’Etranger’. A wonderful, rare collectable for every lover of Camus’ works.
[De Bello Gallico / De Bello Alexandrino / De Bello Africano / De Bello Hispaniensi ] C. Julii Caesaris Quae Extant Omnia. Ex Recensione Joannis Davisii, Coll. regin. Cantab. Socii, cum Ejusdem Animadversionibus ac Notis Pet. Ciacconii, Fr. Hotomanni, Joan. Brantii, Dionys Vossii et aliorum. Accessere Metaphrasis Graeca. Librorum VII. De Bello Gallico. Nec Non Indices necessarii.
Cantabrigiae [Cambridge], Typis Academicis Impensis Joannis Owens, 1706. Quarto. (4), 751, (5), 96 pages plus 34 pages Index. Including two folded maps (Gallia / Pompeium aer Caesarem (Mare Mediterraneum with Southern Europe and North Africa/Asia Minor) and one folded illustration: “Pontis Figura a Caesare decem diebus ad Rhenum trajiciendum effecti” / (4), 751, (5), 96 Seiten plus 34 Seiten Index mit zwei Faltkarten von Gallien und dem Mittelmeerraum sowie einer gefalteten Abbildung einer Behelfsbrücke über den Rhein. Full 18th century calf with gilt lettering on spine and emblemata of Charles-Marie-Raymond Duc d’Arenberg. Very good +/ Near Fine condition with only minor signs of wear and a faded dampstain throughout. Exlibris of “Comte Goblet d’Alville” on pastedown / Sehr guter Zustand mit nur ganz geringen Gebrauchsspuren und einem durchgehenden, aber ganz dezent verblassten Wasserrand. Mit dem Exlibris des “Compte Goblet d’Alville. Wappensupralibro des Duc d’Arenberg.
Original, 18th century italian manuscript on how to build a vertical clock with sound: "Come si Dissegni in practica un Orologio Verticale Italiano a suonodella Campana secondo le regole del Scanavacca" [Translates: "How to Draw an Italian Vertical Clock with the sound of the Bell in practice according to the rules of [Bartologmeo] Scanavacca"].
Italy, c.1750. A4. 22 pages with text, diagrams or drawings (partly in colour). Original Softcover Folder with original manuscript papers and drawings inside. Majority of the pages with damages and some with loss of text to outer margins. Extremely rare and interesting manuscript, also dealing with “Orologi a Sole Guili”.
Mitla, a Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855 with Observations on the Modes of Life in Those Countries. Edited by J.S.Bell.
First Edition. London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1858. Large Octavo. XVI, 436 pages with all illustrations and the large folding map complete ! The illustrations include: 5 coloured chromolithographic plates one of these is a folded, double-page size), 11 woodcuts, large folded map “Route through Mexico, Guatemala & San Salvador” (this 19th century map also shows Upper California, New Mexico and Texas as well as New Orleans with Red River and the Missouri River). Hardcover / Beautifully rebacked, modern dark green morocco with gilt ornaments to spine and boards. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only very minor signs of foxing to some of the plates as usual. The text clean. Von Tempsky’s explorations and descriptions of the journey from San Francisco to Mazatlan to Durango to Mexico City to Puebla to Tehuantepec to Guatemala to Santa Catarina to San Salvador with cultural descriptions of the locals and their customs are of great value.
Full Speed Ahead. Tales from the Log of a Correspondent with Our Navy. [Inscribed Association copy from Henry B. Beston to Admiral William Sowden Sims - with original typescript in an envelope that is tipped into the pastedown / It is a typescript of a letter that was written during Beston's time as editor at the magazine "The Living Age" (an offshoot of 'Atlantic Monthly') and stunningly also reflects on Beston's classmate, Theodore Roosevelt, whom he obviously gave a copy of this book and according to Beston's letter to Sims, Theodore Roosevelt and his children confirming that they enjoyed it. The letter reveals that Beston sends this book as a "thank you" to Admiral Sims for his time as war correspondent under Sims' command during World War I. The typescript of the letter must be seen as an extension to Beston's Preface in the book in which he writes: "And no acknowledgment, no matter how studied or courtly, its phrasing, can express what I owe to Admiral Sims for the friendliness of my reception, for his care that i be shown all the Navy's activities, and for his constant and kindly effort to advance my work in every possible way"].
First Edition. New York, Doubleday, 1919. Octavo. XIII, 254 pages. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar. Very Scarce [OCLC locates only 1 copy]. Very good + condition with only minor signs of external wear. The definitive, signed and inscribed association copy by Henry B. Beston to Admiral William Sowden Sims and also with a letter typescript to Admiral William Sowden Sims. The inscription reads: “To Admiral Sims with every grateful good wish of the author – Henry Beston Sheahan – 1919”.
no place, no year (c.1990). Original Black-and-White Photograph on archival paper. Framed: 31 cm x 36 cm. Image size: 14 cm x 18 cm. Excellent condition, mounted and framed. Signed photographs by Glass are extremely rare !
A Amsterdam & à Leipsick, Chez Arkstée & Merkus, 1776. Octavo. Tome Premier: XII, 370 pages / Tome Second: 551 pp. [avec “Le Bonheur – Poeme” – ‘Ou Essai sur la Vie & les Ouvrages de M.Helvetius par M***’]. Hardcover – Modern masterbinding / Tres bon reliure moderne (demi-maroquin). Tres bon etat / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. An excellent, early french language edition on beautiful, uncut, excellent paper with extra wide margins.
Paris, Galilée, 1990. Large Octavo. 658 pages. Original Softcover / Broché in Mylar. Envoi autographe signé de Jacques Derrida. / Excellent condition. Inscribed, signed and dated on the half-title by Jacques Derrida to his friend André in New York.
Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press, 1959. Thick Octavo. [iv], 567,  pages. Original Hardcover / Publisher’s terra-cotta cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No jacket was issued for this book. In protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of wear. Second printing of the first authorized edition in Russian (preceded only by two CIA-sponsored, and virtually unobtainable, editions printed in Italy and distributed at the Brussels World Fair in the summer of 1958). Exlibris Janice Clark. Wonderful collectable !
An Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe [including a section: "The English conquer Ireland" / "The English Parliament Forces Conquer Ireland" / "Constitution of the "Scotch" [Scottish] Nation"]. Made English from the Original, the High-Dutch - The Third Edition, with Additions. [With an "Epistle Dedicatory" by J. Crull].
London, Printed for M.Gilliflower at the Spread-Eagle in Westminster-Hall and T.Newborough at the Golden Ball in St.Paul’s Church-Yard, 1699. Octavo. Frontispice-Portrait of Pufendorf, , 515,  pages. Hardcover / Original 18th century full calf with later spinelabel. One of the previous owners has written his initials “GWH” in red ink verso the titlepage. Pastedown with armorial Bookplate / Exlibris of Scottish statesman, the Right Honorable Patrick Hume, Earl of Marchmont, Viscount of Blasonberry, Lord Polwarth of Polwarth & Lord High Chancellorof Scotland – [Bookplate dated at 1702 – Motto: “Fides Probata Coronat” – “True to the End”]. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Minor lesion/tear to outer margins of page 461. With manuscript entries by the preowner to the top of each page, detailing each page for easier access into sections of countries (Germany, Poland, France, Spain, Britain, Rome, Sweden etc.). This book is rare; but with the excellent provenance from the library of Sir Patrick Hume, an even more important and desirable publication.
Ecce lector candidissime notabilia dicta scitu & memoria digna. Timei Platonis. Aristotelis. Comentatoris. Porphirij. Gilberti Por. Boetij. Senece. Apulei. Quibus addita sunt pulcherima problemata Aristotelis philosophis attinentia, medicis quocumque vtilia.
[Pavia], Bernardino Garaldi / Bartolomeo Morandi [Papie, Impensis Bartolomei de Morandis Bergomensis, et per magistrum Bernardinum de Garaldis impresse], 1521. Octavo (15,5 cm x 11 cm). CXI leaves with woodcut-titlepage. Excellent modern Hardcover (full calf with spinelabel) bound to 16th-century style. Very good condition. Few pages with minor staining only. With some manuscript annotations and one longer manuscript-entry to the last page of the volume. Sole edition, only held in two libraries worldwide (Bergamo and Turin / Torino). An extremely scarce, early 16th century print of a repertory with chapters on Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics. Mainly philosophical but also some medical aphorisms from various philosophers. The Volume also includes an early edition of Aristotle’s “Problemata”.
Sammelband / Recueil de publications importantes sur l'économie française du XVIIIe siècle. La collection comprend: 1. Charles Alexandre de Calonne - Requête au Roi, adressée a sa majesté. par M. de Calonne, ministre d'état. Avec Les Pièces Justificatives. 134 pp. (1787) / 2. Charles Alexandre de Calonne - Nouvelle conférence entre le ministre et le conseiller au parlement de Paris. 47 pp. (1787) / 3. Charles Alexandre de Calonne - Mémoire en réponse a l'écrit de M. Necker, contenant l'examen des comptes de la situation des finances. Londres 160 pp. (1788). / 4. Jean-François Gaultier de Biauzat - Doléances sur les surcharges que les gens du peuple supportent en toute espèce d'impots. 115 pp. (1788) / 5. Impot unique au Roi. 18 pp plus Tableau (c.1790) / 6. Bernard Pradere - Réponse aux objections contre l'impot unique. 16 pp. (c.1790) / 7. Bernard Pradere - L'impot unique ou la régéneration de la France chancelante. Deux Tableaux et 46 pp. (Toulouse, 1789).
[Paris] / Toulouse, J.J.Robert, c. 1780 – 1790. Octavo (14 cm x 21 cm). Reliure originale – Demi-maroquin. / Original, very decorative, early 19th century binding with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Tres bon exemplaire / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
De l’education des enfans; traduit de l’anglois de Mr. Locke, par Mr. Coste. [French translation of "Some thoughts concerning education" from 1695]. Sur l’édition angloise publiée après la mort de l’auteur, qui l’avoit revûë, corrigée, & augmentée. Suivant la copie imprimée à Amsterdam.
Édition pirate [de Suisse]. Amsterdam, 1730. Octavo (11 cm x 16.5 cm). Frontispiece – Portrait of John Locke, , 3-24, 468,  pages. Hardcover / Reliure originale. Un peu taché, frotté et heurté par endroits, le dos collé avec des bandes de papier et des étiquettes en papier. Globalement un très bon exemple de cette importante publication.
Les Merveilles du ciel et de l'enfer et des Terres Planétaires et Astrales. D'après le Témoignage de ses yeux et de ses oreilles. Traduit du latin par A. J. P(ernety). Première édition française de "De coelo et ejus mirabilibus et de inferno" avec le tres rare Portrait gravé par J. C. Darchow].
2 Volumes (ensemble complet). Berlin, G.J.Decker, 1782. Octavo (13 cm x 20 cm). Frontispice, 98, , 304; , 382,  pages. Reliure originale (demi-cuir de 19ème siècle). Tres bon exemplaire.
Nürnberg, Homann, [c.1735]. Original hand-coloured engraving, with the Cartographer showing California as an Island. Plate Size: 57 cm x 48.5 cm. Sheet Size: 60.5 cm x 51.7 cm. Original map. Very good, actually stunning, condition. Some faint trace of browning to upper corners of sheet. Very minor tears to edges at centre-fold.
An Enquiry into the Accordancy of War with the Principles of Christianity and an Examination of the Philosophical Reasoning by which it is Defended: with Observations on some of the Causes of War, and on Some of its Effects. Contempt prior to examination, however comfortable to the mind which entertains it, or however natural to great parts, is extremely dangerous; and more apt than almost any other disposition, to produce erroneous judgments both of persons and opinions.
Third Edition. London, Longman, Hurst & Co., 1824. 19.5cm x 11.5cm. xii, 227 (3) pages. Original Hardcover (blue publisher’s boards with spinelabel). Spinlabel and boards a little rubbed. Overall very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Very scarce. One of few 19th century writings on pacifism.
Collection of five books from the library of Paul de Man and Pat de Man. Three of the books inscribed/signed by the author's. The Collection includes: 1. Robert M. Durling - The Figure of the Poet in Renaissance Epic. [Inscribed by Durling: "For Paul de Man - with fond regards - Bob"] / 2. Jan Rosiek - Figures of Failure - Paul de Man's Criticism 1953-1970 [Unsigned / Not inscribed] / 3. T. Weiss - The Catch - The Twayne Library of Modern Poetry [Inscribed by Weiss: "To Pat + Paul, for real friendship + a book of their own soon. Ted"] / 4. Edward J. Mullen - Langston Hughes in the Hispanic World and Haiti [Inscribed by Langston Hughes: "Ma cheri Pat, may this slight token of appreciation for your past (and hopefully) future, intellectual ministrations to your petit frère recall to you fond memories of your peregination. Love, Langston - Chritmas, 1979 (Late, as usual)"] / 5. Karry Levin - Grounds for Comparison [Unsigned / Not inscribed].
Cambridge (Mass.) / Aarhus / New York and others, Harvard University Press / Archon Books / Twayne Publishers / Aarhus University Press, 1951 – 1992. 8°. Volume I.: VIII, 280 pages / Volume II: 247 pages / Volume III: 77 pages / Volume IV: 193 pages / Volume V: 423 pages. Three Volumes in original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar / One Volume in Softcover / One Volume in Hardcover. Very good condition. From the library of Paul de Man. Especially the Durling – Volume of interest. Inscribed by the author: “For Paul de Man with fond regards – Bob”.
Tables of Antient Coins, Weights and Measures - Explained And Exemplified in Several Dissertations [Including: "A Dissertation concerning the Doses of Medicines given by Ancient Physicians" / Including "Of the Jewish Coins in which their weights are likewise considered"]. The Second Edition - To which is added, An Appendix, containing Observations on Dr.Arbuthnot's Dissertations on Coins, Weights and Measures by Benjamin Langwith.
London, Printed for D. Browne, without Temple-Bar; A.Millar, in the Strand; and J.Whiston and B.White, in Fleet-Street, 1754. Quarto (24 cm x 29 cm). Collation [complete as called for by Index]: Title, 11 unnumbered pages, 327 pages plus 18 plates (partly folded) with Weights, Measures and Values of Several Foreign Coins explained. Original 18th-century binding, recently rebacked in 18th-century-style by two english master-bookbinders. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Front free endpaper with faded dampstain. Only very minor signs of foxing. Some minor wormhole – damage to the inner margins but not effecting the text. Wide margins. Extremely Rare Publication, now beautifully restored ! From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
Collection of four important association copies of poetry by Margaret Atwood (plus two signed Novels), given to her friend Jerome Hamilton Buckley, influential Professor of English Literature. All four association copies in first edition and all beautifully inscribed. The Novel only signed. The collection includes: 1. The Animals in that Country (1968 / Hardcover) [Signed and with the printed dedication "For J." and a personal inscription on the halftitle to Jerome Buckley] / 2. The Journals of Susanna Moodie (1970 / Softcover) [Signed and inscribed] / 3. You are Happy (1973 / Hardcover) [Signed and inscribed] / 4. Murder in the Dark - Short Fictions and Prose Poems (1983 / Softcover) [Signed and inscribed]. / 5. The collection also includes a signed copy of Atwood's "The Robber Bride" (1993 / Softcover) / 6. The collection also includes a signed and inscribed copy of "The Tent" (signed as "Margaret Atwood").
Toronto / New York, Oxford University Press / Harper & Row / Coach House Press / Doubleday, 1968 – 1993. Octavo. 69, 64, 96, 62, 466, 155 pages. Original Hardcover and Softcover – publications with the rare illustrated dustjackets in protective collector’s Mylar. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. All inscriptions beautifully signed as Peggy or Peggy A. or in one case even Peggy Atwood.
Collection of 200 books / pamphlets of american poetry, some from the collection of Jane Cooper, often inscribed and signed to her; some from the collection of Clayton Eshleman, some from the library of Carolee Schneemann and many of these books in the collection with some nice associations. Several publications with no inscriptions or signatures but those being mainly first editions. The collection includes several landmark publications of american 20th century poetry and also several publications of still unknown, undiscovered and upcoming american poets.
New York / Boston / Ann Arbor and many others, 1953-1997. Octavo. More than 5000 pages. A mixture of original Hardcovers with the dustjackets and several softcover publication. Many of the publications in protective collector’s Mylar. Most of the publications in very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear / Many of the publications signed or inscribed, either to Jane Cooper or other american poets or collectors.
The Primitive Origination of Mankind, considered and examined According to The Light of Nature. [with extensive and very interesting, contemporary manuscript annotations by two or three contemporary owners of this book: William Hayward Roberts (English born schoolmaster, poet and biblical critic, cleric and Provost of Eton College), his son, Rev. William Roberts of Worplesdon, fellow and vice-provost of Eton College and one Edward D'Oyly / Bookplate - Exlibris of the "Roberts"-family mounted verso titlepage]. Written by the Honourable Sir Matthew Hale Knight: Late Chief Justice of His Majesties Court of King's Bench.
First Edition. London, Printed by William Godbid, for William Shrowsbery [sic] [Shrewsbury] at the Sign of the Bible in Duke-Lane, 1677. Large Quarto. Frontispiece-portrait (original copper-engraving of Sir Matthew Hale by dutch print artist Frederick Hendrik Van Hove), , 380 pages. Modern Hardcover / Beautiful 20th century quarter-leather-binding with wonderful ornament and gilt lettering on spine. New endpapers and with original Bookplate / Exlibris of the Roberts – family verso the titlepage. With some stunning, extensive contemporary annotations and comments in ink, starting with page 1 and ending with page 355. While the annotations are more intense during the first 180 pages, they get more sparse towards the end. Loosely inserted is also a page of contemporary manuscript-notes reflecting on some of the passages in Hale’s work, outlining some paragraphs on Newton (Astronomy), Navigation (Argo), The Discovery of America etc. Hale’s publication is known to be the first ever publication to deal with “Evolution” [see Garrison-Morton] and the annotations in this superb copy embrace the controversy of the publication by reflecting for example on page 69:″the absurdity of the Hypothesis of the Ancients is refuted, who held that Human Nature had an Origination”. While Hale philosophises on page 76 in his text “That there are in our inferior world divers Bodies, that are concreted out of others, is beyond all dispute. We see it in the Meteors…the insinuations of the Aether and Air….other animals and some Vegetables have a more regular production from Seed as some perfecter sort of Vegetables and the nobler Animals and Men, which seminal Principle is a mixture of the divers particles of Matter and Spirits, derived and elicited from the Plant or Animal.” Our contemporary annotater simply reflects on one paragraph preceding the above with: “Mixed Bodies not eternal”. On page 93 it is reflected n the annotations that “God might have made the world sooner” – “But had he made it Millions of years sooner, it would not have answered his “ultimum posse” [of Almighty God] / Newton is mentioned, Paracelus, Cabalists [Cabbalists], etc. etc. Reflections in the annotations like “The Opinion of Americans with regard to the Being of a God” make this copy an amazing source of dispute, conflict and debate prior to Darwin’s “Origin of Species”. All annotations in a very readable hand. Excellent condition with only the portrait slightly frayed and minor signs of an ink-stain to the outer margins of 10 pages towards the end of the book. This work was beautifully rebound; clearly by a master-bookbinder.
Collection of early Manuscript Material (which is a Manuscript Ballad / Poem), a two-page Manuscript Letter (which is a MLS mentioning Oscar Wilde, Lord [Alfred] Douglas, Viereck's literary tastes etc.) and the personal copy of "House of the Vampire", all by the controversial german-american author George Sylvester Viereck. The collection includes: 1. One six-page, hitherto unpublished Manuscript - Ballad [Poem], called "Die Ballade vom Sündigen Glück" [Translates: "The Ballad of sinful Pleasure"]/ 2. A lengthy and extremely insightful Two-Page Manuscript Letter, signed in New York, 1902, which accompanied and talks about the enclosed Six-Page Manuscript - Ballad [The letter and Poem was not conclusively but very likely addressed by Viereck to Frederick Franklin Schrader, then editor of the New York Dramatic Mirror and shortly thereafter co-founder with George Sylvester Viereck of "The Fatherland" / 3. The collection also includes Viereck's personal copy of his publication "The House of the Vampire" with handwritten, manuscript entry of his name, address in New York City as well as a pasted statement on the endpaper by the author Viereck: "Concerning "The House of the Vampire" : This book went through several editions when it was first published and was dramatized. It played for eight weeks in New York and for two years on the road under the management of the Shuberts. Critics have compared it to such books as Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, Lady Into Fox, and Dorian Gray"]. The two-page letter is of great value and touches on Viereck's admiration for Schrader and his "Blatt" [Newspaper]. Viereck is advertising himself to Schrader by introducing himself as a critical admirer with substantial references (Viereck details his working for numerous newspapers in America). Viereck mentions his secessionist tendencies and name-drops Oscar Wilde, Rosetti and Lord Douglas (whom he claims to know personally). This amazing, autographed/signed Manuscript-Material was created by Viereck directly during his transition from writer to propagandist and is an example of his early, bullish personality, which wants to be heard, which needs attention and it is here, in 1912, where his career begins to develop. This large Archive of manuscript material [8 pages in total] is stunning and unpublished (see partial Transcription of the original german material on our website). Viereck's close friends included Nikola Tesla and even Theodore Roosevelt was among his acquaintances.
New York, Moffat, Yard & Company, 1902-1912. Play and Letters: 20.3 cm x 25.3 cm / Book: 13 cm x 19,5 cm. Pagination: Balld (Poem): 6 pages / Manuscript Letter (MLS): 2 pages / Book: 190 pages. Original Hardcover / Blue publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on spine in protective collector’s mylar / The play protected in clear folder. The manuscript pages overall in excellent condition besides page IV of the play which has two abrasions with small parts of the text missing only. The book in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Viereck’s usual vanity made him add the lovely littel note of critical success. The personal copy of this controversial author’s most interesting book is a unique possibility for each collector of unusual Vampire material. Extraordinary collection !
Wichtige Collection / Sammlung von sieben bedeutenden Arbeitsexexemplaren / Widmungsexemplaren / Autorenexemplaren der Frankfurter Schule. Die sieben Arbeitsexemplare stammen aus der Bibliothek des Philosophen Karl-Heinz Haag. Die Sammlung enthält ausserdem einen sehr umfangreichen Bestand an Adorno-relevanten Titeln aus anderen Provenienzen (Info anfordern). / Important, stunning collection of seven, signed or/and annotated association-copies and working-copies from the private library of philosopher Karl-Heinz Haag, friend and colleague of Adorno and one of the members of the Frankfurt School of Social Theory and Social Research. Besides the working-copies of Haag, the collection also includes numerous Adorno-relevant titles (ask for information). The main collection of seven working-copies includes (chronologically) / Die Sammlung der sieben Arbeitsexemplare enthält (chronologisch nach Erscheinungsdatum): 1. Walter Benjamin - Schriften - Band I und II mit umfangreichen, handschriftlichen Annotationen und interessanten Kommentaren im Kapitel "Geschichtsphilosophische Thesen" und im Kapitel "Über Sprache überhaupt und über die Sprache des Menschen" (1955) Mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk Haag's in Band I und kleinem Photo von Walter Benjamin auf dem Titelblatt eingeklebt / 2. Theodor W. Adorno - Aspekte der Hegelschen Philosophie. (1957) - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Adorno (voll signiert) an Haag. ["Meinem lieben Karl-Heinz Haag in herzlicher Verbundenheit - Theodor W. Adorno - Frankfurt, 14. Mai 1957"] / 3. Karl Heinz Haag - Kritik der neueren Ontologie -  - Haag's Handexemplar seiner Habilitationsschrift mit seinem Namenszug auf dem Vorsatzblatt und einer nicht verifizierbaren Original-Photographie eingeklebt im Innendeckel. / 4. Theodor W. Adorno - "Drei Studien zu Hegel" (1963) - mit einer sehr persönlichen, handschriftlichen Widmung von Adorno ["Meinem lieben Karl Heinz Haag als ehrliches Zeichen herzlicher Verbundenheit - von seinem Adorno - Frankfurt, 20.September 1963"]. Der Hegel-Titel ("Drei Studien") von Adorno, beinhaltet ausserdem die gedruckte Widmung von Adorno an Haag: "Karl Heinz Haag gewidmet" und die Ausgabe ist somit Zeichen ultimativer Assoziierung zwischen zwei bedeutenden Philosophen der Frankfurter Schule. Mit Annotationen und Anstreichungen von Haag im Text. / 5. Max Horkheimer - Zur Kritik der instrumentellen Vernunft [Deutsche Ausgabe (1967) von "Eclipse of Reason" ] - Aus den Vorträgen und Aufzeichnungen seit Kriegsende. [Widmungsexemplar, voll signiert von Max Horkheimer an seinen ehemaligen Studenten und Doktoranden: "Karl-Heinz Haag in enger Verbundenheit - Oktober 1967 von Max Horkheimer" - Die bedeutende Ausgabe diente als Handexemplar von Haag und ist mit zahlreichen, sehr interessanten Annotationen und Anstreichungen versehen (beiliegend: Zwei handschriftliche, voll signierte Postkarten von Horkheimer an Haag (aus New York und Verona sowie mehrere Merkzettel von Haag zu Textstellen im Werk und auch eine Rezension des Werks von Kurt Juergen Huch mit Widmung an Haag) / 6. Max Horkheimer - Kritische Theorie - Eine Dokumentation (1968 - Band I und Band II im Schuber) - [Widmungsexemplar, voll signiert von Max Horkheimer: "Für Karl Heinz Haag in tiefer Verbundenheit - Max Horkheimer" - Mit montierter Originalphotographie auf dem Zwischentitel von Band I, auf welcher Horkheimer und Haag vereint in die Camera schauen [Eine weitere Photographie ist auf dem Zwischentitel von Band II montiert und zeigt das Grab von Horkheimer] - Die Ausgabe ist ebenfalls das Handexemplar von Haag mit beiliegendem Merkzettel zu Textstellen sowie Anstreichungen und Anmerkungen (auf Seite 246: "Wie aber ist Dialektik [Dial.] dann noch möglich ?")] / 7. Hermann Schweppenhäuser - Tractanda - Beiträge zur kritischen Theorie der Kultur und Gesellschaft. (1972) - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung ["Fuer Karl-Heinz Haag in stetem freundschaftlichen Gedenken von seinem Hermann Schweppenhäuser - 18.Mai 1972"] //
Frankfurt u.a., Suhrkamp / Institute of Social Research / Kohlhammer etc., 1955 – 1972. Octavo. Paginierung / Collation: 1. Adorno – Aspekte der Hegelschen Philosophie (Inscribed, signed): 59 Seiten mit zahlreichen Annotationen /59 pages, heavily annotated / 2. Haag – Kritik der neueren Ontologie (Author’s copy): 59 Seiten / 59 pages / 3. Adorno – Drei Studien zu Hegel (Inscribed, signed): 172 Seiten mit zahlreichen Annotationen / 172 pages with annotations / 4. Horkheimer – Zur Kritik der instrumentellen Vernunft (Inscribed, signed): 353 Seiten mit vielen Anmerkungen und Anstreichungen / 353 pages, heavily annotated / 5. Horkheimer – Kritische Theorie (Inscribed, signed): XIV, 376, XI, 358 Seiten mit zahlreichen Anmerkungen und Anstreichungen / XIV, 376, XI, 358 pages, heavily annotated / 6. Schweppenhäuser – Tractanda (Inscribed, signed): 141 Seiten / 141 pages. Original Softcover and Hardcover – Volumes. Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand aller Publikationen mit teilweise eingelegten, handschriftlichen Notizen sowie ein alter Zeitungsartikel in dem der Zersetzungsprozess der Frankfurter Schule kommentiert wird. / All publications in very good condition with minor signs of wear. Amazing provenance and possibly one of the last important collections surfacing from the library of a member of the Frankfurt School. The inter-connection between Adorno – Haag – Horkheimer, reflected in Haag’s annotations, lends itself for study and new publications of criticism.
Fantastic Collection of eight [pristine] Volumes of Philosophical Writings and Biographical Works by and on Walter Benjamin. The collection includes all the important modern, historical-critical english-language publications: I.Walter Benjamin - Selected Writings. Volume I (1913-1926), Volume II (1927-1934), Volume III (1935-1938) and Volume IV (1938-1940) - Translated by Rodney Livingstone and others - Edited by Marcus Bullock and Michael W.Jennings, Howard Eiland and Gary Smith / V. The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin (1910-1940) - Edited and Annotated by Gershom Scholem and Theodor W.Adorno - Translated by Manfred R.Jacobson and Evelyn M. Jacobson / VI. Walter Benjamin - Early Writings (1910 - 1917) - Translated by Howard Eiland and Others / VII. Theodor W. Adorno & Walter Benjamin - The Complete Correspondence (1928 - 1940) / VIII. Walter Benjamin - The Arcades Project - Translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin //
Chicago / Cambridge, (Massachusetts), University of Chicago Press / The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1994 – 2011. Octavo. More than 3000 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjackets all in protective collector’s Mylar. Excellent, near pristine condition. Unusual in this condition and compilation, this collection is a must for each admirer of Walter Benjamin.
[Seconda Edizione]. 4 Volumes in 2 (complete set). Prato, Fratelli Giachetti, 1826. Octavo. Tomo Primo: XIX, 291,  pages / Tomo Secondo: 314,  pages / Tomo Terzo: 328,  pages / Tomo Quattro: 251,  pages. Original, wonderful and decorative vellum bindings. With new spinelabels. Very Rare, original edition of the second edition of de Rossi’s comedies.
First Edition of two papers presented to the Royal Irish Academy. [Dublin / Lincoln], Royal Irish Academy, 1845 – 1846. Quarto. pages 124 – 149 from “The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Volume XXI, Part I, 1846. Modern Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Very rare extract of the original printed paper.
Cambridge, University Press, 1869. 4°. pages 396 – 411 pages. Modern Softcover with original transaction stapled. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. [Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society – Volume XI, Part II].
The Life of Sir Thomas More, Kt., Lord High Chancellour of England Under K. Henry the Eighth, and His Majesty's Embassadour to the Courts of France and Germany. By his Great Grandson, Thomas More, Esq.
First Edition. London, Printed for James Woodman and David Lyon, 1726. Octavo. Frontispiece – Portrait of Thomas More by G. Vertue after a painting by Holbein, XXXI, 336 pages plus 12 pages Index and 3 pages of advertising for the booksellers Woodman and Lyon. Hardcover / Original 18th century leather with ornament to boards. New endpapers and new spinelabel. The binding now in protective collector’s Mylar. The binding a little rough and with lesions to the leather on spine. Portrait only slightly frayed. Minor stain to one page. Overall slightly bumped but still in firm and very good condition. Rare in the contemporary binding !
First Edition. Illinois, The Free Press of Glencoe, 1960. 24cm x 16cm. 415 (2) pages. Original hardcover with original illustrated dustjacket in Mylar. Good condition with some signs of wear. Minor traces of foxing to paste downs, end papers and dustjacket. (Few minor dampstains). Text itself in excellent condition.
First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Chapman and Hall, 1873. Octavo. X, 342, XII, 344 pages. Hardcover / Original publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Both Volumes in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Blindstamp to endpaper: “W.H.Smith & Son – Library – Strand” / From the library of John Hoult Brooksbank, with his name signed to the titlepage of Volume Two.
First Edition. New York/ Toronto, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1941. 23.5cm x 15.5cm. 439 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.
Garden City / New York, Doubleday Anchor Books, 1958. Octavo. , 278 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. First edition of this early engagement with Existentialist philosophy in English and certainly one of the books that defined the terrain for the Beats and later for the Hippy “movement.” Fine in very good+ dust jacket. From the library of sociologist Kurt Wolff.
The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud - Psychopathy of Everyday Life - The Interpretation of Dreams - Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex - Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious - Totem and Taboo - The History of the Psychoanalytic Movement. Translated and edited, with an introduction by Dr. A.A. Brill.
First edition of this collection. New York, Random House, 1938. 14,5 cm x 21 cm. VI, 1001 pages. Original Hardcover. Upper hinge with some minor tears. Otherwise in very good condition with some minor signs of external wear. From the library of swiss – american – irish poet Chuck Kruger. With his name to front free endpaper. Markings and annotations in erasable pencil.
6th edition. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1947. Octavo. 359 pages. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Inscribed and signed by Barzun to Cleve Gray on the endpaper: “Cleve Gray, painter, whose seeing eye does not stop at the outside of books. Dec. 15’ 48 – Jacques Barzun”. With several markings in pencil by Gray inside. [An Atlantic Monthly Press Book].
Sonderdruck-Sammlung / Kleinschriften-Sammlung / Offprint-Collection of Prof.Dr.Josef Fleckenstein, one of the worlds most eminent historians for the medieval period / middle Ages (Mittelalter), and especially the development and background of knights, knighthoods, chivalry. The collection includes roughly 5000 (fivethousand) offprints and pamphlets in 166 folders, alphabetized, neatly sorted and assisted by a special, old-fashioned card catalog. Most of the offprints and pamphlets were sent to Prof.Fleckenstein by international colleagues in his field of medieval studies, history and related studies. The majority of the publications are in german but many are also in italian, french and english as well. Many of the publications are signed and beautifully inscribed to Fleckenstein.
Germany, different publishers, c.1960 – 2002. Octavo. More than 100000 pages (onehundredthousand pages). Original Softcovers. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Ask for images. Price includes international shipping per courier.
Fascinating and important, international collection of more than twentyfive (25) original editions, first editions, revised and definitive editions by one of the most important figures of the german legal and historical school, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, as well as publications by his disciples, immediate circle of friends and colleagues (like Eichhorn, Rudorff and Ihering/Jhering). The collection also includes first and revised editions of translations in french and spanish as well as a large number of original first editions of lectures Savigny had given to the Academy of Sciences in Berlin (all these in original edition and separately bound) [see full list on our website under "Libraries and Collections"].
Vienna / Berlin and others, Nicolai / Veit and Comp. and others, 1803 – 1911. Octavo. Original Hardcover and Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Several of the publications with excellent provenance. [See detailed listing on our website under “Libraries & Collections”].
Archive / Collection of more than 350 items, letters, documents, ephemera, pamphlets, manuscript notes, receipts , manuscript letters from the private library of Providence (Rhode Island) lawyer, Arthur (Art) Joseph Levy. The collection includes an important, controversial typescript-essay (8 pages) on Israel Zangwill's address before the American Jewish Congress at Carnegie Hall on October 14th, 1923 ("Watchmen, what of the Night ?"); with manuscript annotations and remarks on Israel Zangwill's position "the hopes of Jewry for the establishment of a Jewish State in Palestine are doomed to disappointment". The collection includes a plethora of interesting letterheads of jewish organizations and also important documentation of Levy's contribution to and support for the "Palestine Foundation Fund", (receipt from Boston, Mass. June 1923). Levy, who was a graduate of Brown and Boston University Law School, practiced law in Providence, Rhode Island and led an active life as a member and leader of several Jewish civic organizations, such as the Jewish Family and Children's Service, which he established and led for twenty years, Rhode Island Jewish Historical Society, the Temple Beth-El Brotherhood, the Miriam Hospital, the Touro Fraternal Association and the Jewish Home for the Aged of Rhode Island. He was also a prominent member of the American Bar Association, the Brown University Alumni Association and the Brown Club of Rhode Island. Highly regarded as a jurist, he was a member of the Commission to Consolidate State Laws, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Federal Tax Institute of New England and an editor of the Rhode Island Bar Journal. Included in this archive are a group of letters written during World War I discussing his role in the Jewish Welfare Board of the United States Army and Navy, an invitation to a fund-raising dinner for the Jewish Orphanage of Rhode Island, a group of documents and letters discussing the establishment of a Jewish country club in Providence, several documents from the early 1920s concerning the mostly Jewish fraternity Phi Epsilon Pi and several items relating to Levy's personal life, such as personal letters, bills from clothiers and invitations to social events. (Main source of the description of this archive is the research of our colleague Greg Talbot from The Lawbook Exchange).
Providence (Rhode Island), Cambridge (Massachusetts), New York, 1917 – 1931. Octavo and A4. Two heavy folders with original documents. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Les Reports des Tres Honorable Edw Seigneur Littleton, Baron de Mounslow, custos de la Grand Seale D'Angliteur, Et de ses Majesty pluis Honourable Privy Councel, en le Courts del common Banck & Exchequer, en le 2,3,4,5,6,7 ans del Reign de Roy Charles le I. [together with an original, hand-coloured, 18th century portrait engraving by Pierre Duflos le Jeune of Edward Littleton after van Dyck ("Edouard Zittleton [sic] - Premier Justicier d'Angleterre")].
London, Printed by W. Rawlings, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge, assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins Esquires for Thomas Bassett, Samuel Heyrick, William Crooke and William Hensman, 1683. Folio (21 cm x 32 cm). , 376,  pages without the original frontispiece but substituted by the hand-coloured portrait and including the copperengraving with Littleton coat of arms (facing page 1 of the text). Modern Hardcover / 20th century half leather with spinelabel. New endpapers. Excellent condition with only minor signs of browing, some occasional, mild foxing. Some contemporary annotations (page 286)
The Philosophy of the Human Voice: Embracing its Physiological History; Together with a System of Principles, by which Criticism in the Art of Elocution may be Rendered Intelligible and Instruction, definite and comprehensive - To which is added a brief Analysis of Song and Recitative.
Second edition, enlarged. Philadelphia, Grigg & Elliott, 1833. 8°. 432 pages. Original Hardcover with new spinelabel. Now in protective collector’s mylar. Binding rubbed, some foxing to the interior but the Volume tight and firm. Rare !
U.S. Infantry Tactics, for the Instruction, Exercise and Manoeuvres of the United States Infantry, Including Infantry of the Line, Light Infantry, and Riflemen. [with vintage cabinet photograph / Carte de visite of Union Brigadier General George Crockett Strong, loosely inserted and his name signed and dated to endpaper on April 28, 1863 (3 months prior to his death after being wounded during his assault on Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina)]. Prepared under the direction of the War Department, and Authorized and Adopted by the Secretary of War, May 1, 1861. Containing The School of the Soldier; The School of the Company; Instruction for Skirmishers; the General Calls, the Calls for Skirmishers, and the School of the Battalion; Including the Articles of War and a Dictionary of Military Terms.
Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1861. 9.3 cm x 13.5 cm. Fold-out Frontispiece, 450 pages. 77 plates with illustrations of various stances and manoeuvres. 12 additional fold-out diagrams. Hardcover / publisher’s original blue pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and stamp on spine. Blind triple ruling and stamp on both boards. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Corners slightly bumped. Very minor abrasion to cloth at bottom front corner. Very minor closed tear to page 25. Minor foxing occasionally throughout. Signs of dampstaining evident throughout otherwise clean and bright volume. Binding good and firm and tight bookblock. Inked annotation to title page. Ownership annotation to front pastedown. Embossed stamp of Wm B Sprague Jr, 51 State St, Albany on front endpaper. Endpaper also carries pencilled signature of George C Strong dated April 28 1862. Carte de visite of General Strong also loosely inserted.
Illustrations of the Principal English Universities. [With several Aquatints and Lithographical plates showing academical dress and University ceremonies by R. W. Buss, R. B. Harraden]. Collected by James Heywood, M.A. F.R.S.
[Oxford], James Heywood, . Octavo. IV pages of Title and Contents plus 44 plates [collation complete]. Original Hardcover / Original cloth with gilt lettering to front board. Excellent condition after the Volume was professionally restored. Complete with all plates. Only very occasional, minor signs of foxing. Signed and inscribed by a preowner to a Margaret Ogle in November 1868. Extremely scarce and wonderful publication on the student-life in Oxford and Cambridge during the first half of the 19th century !
The Tabernacle and Priesthood - Lectures, delivered in Bethesda Chapel, Dublin by the Late Rev. W.H.Krause, A.M. [With the following, remarkable color lithographs on the Tabernacle, The Ritual and Framework of the Tabernacle and the High Priests of Israel: 1. The Tabernale in the Wilderness / 2. The Golden Framework of the Tabernacle & The Coverings / 3. The Ark of the Covenant / 4. The Table of Shewbread / 5. The Golden Candlestick / 6. The Holy Place / 7. The Altar of Burnt Offering / 8. The Altar of Incense / 9. The Laver / 10. The High Priest of Israel on the Great Day of Atonement / 11. The High Priest of Israel in his Robes of Glory & Beauty]
Original, First Edition. Dublin, George Herbert, 1880. Small Octavo. Colour-Frontispiece, VIII, 160 pages with 11 full-page chromolithographic illustrations (including frontispiece). Original Hardcover, recently professionally restored with new endpapers. Publisher’s red cloth with gilt lettering on front board. The book is now in protective Mylar. This is an extremely scarce book !
Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S.Draper, 1749. Large Quarto (23 cm x 27.5 cm). Pagination of Volume One: Frontispiece-Portrait of a young John Milton, [18 unnumbered pages of Dedication and Preface], LXI pages of “The Life of Milton”, [5 unnumbered pages of Homage in Verses by Samuel Barrow [Physician to Charles II. and admirer of Milton] and also the important poem on Milton’s Paradise Lost by Andrew Marvell [English Metaphysical Poet and Milton’s ‘Latin Secretary’], 16 pages of “A Critique upon the Paradise Lost – By Mr.Addison” [Joseph Addison], 459 pages with six (6) full-page engravings / Pagination of Volume Two: Frontispiece-Portrait of an elder John Milton (dated 1670), 444 pages including six (6) full-page engravings plus 132 unnumbered pages of Index. Hardcover / Modern, stunning half-leather bound to 18th-century style with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Both Volumes now in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only a few signs of foxing. The paper in fantastic condition, illustrations and portraits impressive; wide margins make this a great collectable. A rare opportunity to acquire this important publication in a firm and beautiful binding. The exceptional restoration was done by an english master-bindery.
Colonna Traiana [The rare 18th-century Folio-Edition on Trajan's Column, in which, atypically, all Oblong-Folio-Planches have a centerfold and which includes the often missing, large 1,1 meter - foldout-plan of Trajan's Column] - Colonna Traiana Eretta Dal Senato, E Popolo Romano All'Imperatore Traiano Augusto Nel Suo Foro In Roma. Scolpita Con L'Historie Della Guerra Dacica La Prima E La Seconda Espeditione, E Vittoria Contro Il Re Decebalo. Nuovamente Disegnata, Et Intagliata Da Pietro Santi Bartoli. Con L'Espositione Latina D'Alfonso Ciaccone, Compendiata Nella Vulgare Lingua Sotto Ciascuna Immagine, Accresciuta Di Medaglie, Inscrittioni, E Trofei, Da Gio. Pietro Bellori. Con diligente cura, e spesa ridotta à perfettione, e data in luce da Gio. Giacomo de Rossi dalle sue stampe, in Roma, alla Pace con Privilegio del S. Pontefice.
Roma, [Giacomo de Rossi] alla Pace con Privilegio del S. Pontefice, . Folio: (26.5 cm wide x 37 cm high). All planches usually in Oblong-Folio are center-folded in this version, allowing it to be bound in Folio. Pagination: 9 unnumbered plates, [including titlepage, engraved dedication to Louis XIV, and also the large Trajan-Foldout, measuring 110 cm x 36 cm)], followed by 119 plates folded into 238 plates, [while our copy is lacking the 14 pages with Alphonso Ciacono’s “Historia Utriusque Belli Dacici A Trajano Cæsare” and Index and Colophon at the end of the Volume, this flaw is rather unimportant because this Volume is all about the masterful art of over 125 engravings and the powerful Homage by Pietro Santi Bartoli to Trajan, Rome’s “Optimus Princeps”]. Fully restored Folio in dark green Morocco, bound to 18th century – style by an english master-bindery. Unusually excellent condition with the tiniest of wormhole-damage to the Dedication pages. The plates all in exceptional condition. The large Column-Plate spellbinding.
Amazing Collection with more than 400 Volumes of rare, out-of-print and often signed or inscribed books of 20th century Latin American Literature, with first editions, signed editions by writers from Cuba, Argentinia, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and also some authors from Spain and Portugal. Each publication within the collection is beautifully photographed (please ask for complete list). The collection includes signed and inscribed books by nearly all major authors associated with Magical Realism. Some are excellent association copies.
La Habana / New York / Buenos Aires / Madrid / Paris / London / Boston / and others, c.1923 – 1999. Octavo. More than 50000 pages. Hardcover and Softcover, mostly in original dustjackets or printed wrappers in Mylar. Very good condition. The price for the collection includes worldwide free shipping per UPS Express Saver (3 -4 working days).
Large Family Archive of the Benwell Rees - Family, including William Benwell Rees (brother to actor Benedict Cumberbatch's grandmother Helen Rees, by marriage to British Diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch, who was Consul in Romania, Turkey and Lebanon ). The archive includes at least one manuscript letter by Henry Arnold Cumberbatch and around one thousand documents chronicling the lives of the ex-patriate Benwell Rees family from 1890-1970 in Alexandria and Monaco, including William Benwell Rees, whose marriage to Etheldreda Blanche Barker cemented the family's role in the highest circles of Alexandria life. The archive also charts their son Basil Rees' decade in Monaco under Princess Grace and Prince Rainer III where he served as President of the British Association in the 1950's-'60s and solicited a letter written by Sir Anthony Arthur Duncan Montague Browne, on Winston Churchill's behalf on Chartwell headed paper in which the former Prime Minister declined to attend an event in Monaco [signed by Montague Browne]. The archive is held in five heavy volumes, bursting with a plethora of amazing and wonderful historical letters, ephemera, emotional messages and telegrams, old images, theatre-programmes, and especially also includes programmes of plays in which ancestors of Benedict played (J.M.Barrie, Shakespeare etc.). The original letters and documents paint an interesting picture of Benedict Cumberbatch's grandmother's side of the family history in the Levant, their service in the Middle East and their social lives. The five volumes are bound in bespoke red morocco over textured paper-covered-boards and they contain at least one reference to Helen Rees next to a newspaper-clipping and dozens of wonderful handwritten letters and cards. Each volume about four inches across spine with title in gilt to upper cover and around 100 leaves in each with documents mounted recto and verso throughout, with photographs, invitations, business materials and clippings that chart the family's life in their service for the British Colonial Office. The five Volumes include for example: Volume 1: The Benwell Rees': begins with Egyptian Gazette, 1890 and a programme for a performance c1900 at the Port Theatre, Marina, Alexandria of Rumpelstilkskin; visiting cards and contemporary reports of the marriage of W B Rees and Etheldreda Blanche Barker in Alexandria, February 1901; Windsor Hotels prospectus and flyer (a WBR enterprise); 1913 Casino de Monte Carlo ticket for Ethel Rees; Kings School Canterbury ephemera and St Johns' College, Cambridge for Basil Rees from 1920's, graduated June 1924. Volume 2: The Benwell Rees' Vol II, 1920's-1990's: includes J M Barrie, Quality Street programme for English Girls' School, Alexandria, 1941; invitations from Princess Grace of Monaco etc Volume 3: Basil Rees Vol III, cover nearly detached, 1953- Basil Rees living at 2 Rue Origene, Alexandria, and covering period of move to Palais Majestic, Monaco after which he served as President of the British Association and his sudden death in 1967. Invitations to dinner and place settings with the Prince and Princess of Monaco. Birthday greetings; international stamp collecting societies. Photographic 'Permis de Sejour' for William Benwell Rees in Monaco, October 1918. Volume 4: Basil Rees Vol. IV Begins with telegram from Rees to the Queen; mostly very extensive formal correspondence concerned with Rees' Presidency of he British Association in Monaco; invitations, notes, printed volume of Statutes of association from 1950, royal correspondence with Monaco and Britain. Volume 5: Basil Rees 4-5 1902 Vol II; William Basil Benwell Rees; Royal Navy ID card, British Forces, September 1943 - other material relating to Rees' work as Duty Defence Officer at the Royal Navy Defence Base in Alexandria, HMS Nice. Volume begins in 1902 and includes Alexandria Dog Show, W B B Rees at Jesus College, Cambridge; Egypt NAAFI permits; lock of Basil Rees' hair, aged 2 etc.
Alexandria / Monaco / etc., c. 1902 – 1967. Octavo. Half Morocco. Bindings stronger rubbed and slightly damaged.
[No.91 of only 200 Signed copies of the rare, Limited Edition]. Kiel, Nieswand Verlag, 1990. Large Folio (48 cm x 34.5 cm). 17 full-page-photographs on heavy archival paper. With a hidden chapter in the rear: “Bob Willoughby’s favourite Tunes”. Original Hardcover (spine comprises of a brass tube). Excellent condition with minor signs of exceptional condition. The publication was very successful and experienced a second, revised edition which was not signed. This first, limited edition, signed by the groundbreaking jazz-photographer Bob Willoughby, is exceedingly scarce.
Vita de Sancto Hieronymo [with original manuscript letter by Philip Hofer, later Curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts at Harvard's Houghton Library, discussing his work at the [Pierpont] Morgan Library and the first product of Cygnet Press, "Vita de Sancto Hieronymo", which he and George Parker Winship had produced 6 years earlier: "The little book which accompanies this note is one which George Parker Winship and I set by hand and printed a few years ago. It amused us, and, I hope, will amuse you. Of course we would do it differently now - that is always the way !". The letter, on Hofer's stationery with his address at 14 East Ninetieth Street, is addressed to one Dr. Collija in Stockholm, on June 25, 1934 and Hofer reminisces about the wonderful time he had there and how he wants to return to Sweden.
Cambridge (Massachusetts), Cygnet Press, MCMXXVIII . Small Octavo (13.3 cm x 17 cm).  pages. Original Hardcover with Label. Housed in its original, protective box from Cygnet Press. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. The four-page-letter (on one sheet), signed by Philip Hofer in full.
1913-Version of the First Edition. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1913. 15.5 cm 22 cm. Volume I: XII, 689 pages / Volume II: VI, 704 pages. Original Hardcover / Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Minor abrasion to the last page of Volume I / Bindings very firm and overall in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name of preowner on the titlepage of Volume I.
Archive of Naval Captain, Lieutenant commander [LCDR] William Hamilton Porter Jr.'s Love Letters to his wife Amy Manning Porter and letters to his mother Barbara Hamilton Porter, from his service during and after graduating from United States Naval Academy Annapolis MD, 1914. The Collection includes not only the Yearbook of the Brigade of Midshipmen, called "Lucky Bag", signed with nearly all Graduates and with numerous amazing photographic illustrations of sports like American Football, Lacrosse, early photographs of Basketball and Baseball - Teams, images of visits to Ireland etc., but the collection includes nearly 50 manuscript letters by LCDR Porter from the USS Alden, USS Columbia, writing back home to his wife Amy between 1916 and 1920, reflecting his first tour of duty and sending letters from Constantinople, Smyrna, Venice, Dalmatia, Split, Naples, Samsoun, etc. The collection is full of reports of life on ship and upcoming tours to Naples, Genoa and Villefranche, relationship to the captain, Porter's view on politics etc. Telegram about "USS Alden and two Destroyers of the 26th Division to be designated by USADRA proceed to Manila". / Fantastic archive of an Annapolis Graduate with amazing artwork by Howard Chandler Christy in the "Lucky Bag" and a collection of letters in all its complete scarcity of completeness. The collection also includes the original letter of "Washington Granite Monumental" to Porter's wife upon Porter's burial at Arlington National Cemetery (he died in 1937).
Baltimore (Maryland) / Annapolis / USS Alden etc., 1916-1920. Octavo. Lucky Bag [Vol. XXI [Volume 21] of the Annual of the Brigade of Midshipmen at Annapolis / Two Ringfolders with original letters, telegrams and some photographs. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Check out a large collection of high quality photographs on our website, depicting Baseball, Crew Rwoing, Handball, Basketball and Baseball at the Academy in Annapolis. Rare collection with the wonderful original signatures of nearly all Graduates who served with LCDR Porter.
Manuscript Letter, signed (MLS) by Alice Freeman Palmer, American educator, President of Wellesley College, Dean of Women at then newly founded University of Chicago and most importantly, Advocate for College Education for Women. The letter, written in Cambridge, Mass. on March 16th, 1899 comes in its original envelope and is a wonderful example for her caring personality not only for women's education but also for a mother's anxiety who was worried about her son's education and who found the courage to write to Alice Freeman Palmer and ask for her help. The six-page-manuscript-letter is addressed to a Mrs. Richmond in Adams, Massachusetts. Alice Freeman Palmer responds to Mrs. Richmond's worries that her son may not be able to afford a second year at Harvard University. Alice Freeman Palmer writes: "My dear Mrs. Richmond, I have read your letter with the warmest interest and have discussed the possibilities with my husband, who is a Professor in Harvard. He has seen the Dean in confidence and they will do all they can to secure some Price Greenleaf Aid for your son for next year - as much as possible. Dean Briggs will send a blank to your son which he should fill out and return. I think the decision is mde here in June and then you will know how much you can reky on from that source. If your son decides to return to Harvard, my husband wil secure one hundred and fifty dollars in addition, to pay his tuition from a fund which he has for students whom he wishes to help; so that he can have any Greenleaf aid he receives & use in addition to his tuition bills. For how much can he get on in Cambridge ? We will do all we can to secure him work and as will the Dean but we cannot be sure there are as many students applying for the same thing. We hope he will get $ 250 from the Gren Leaf Fund. If he does and has 150.00 for his tuition, would it not be wise for him to come, hoping that you might do a little for him, and might get some work from time to time and live very economically, and so get through the year. He must do such good work in his sophomore year that he can stand a chance for a scholarship at the end, and I should think that would be likely. I hope very heartily that he can return to Harvard and you may be sure that we will help him in any way we can. He must come and see us at once and let me know how we can assist him. We shall hold your letter in strict confidence you may know. You can trust the Dean absolutely and his help is essential in getting your son the aid he needs; for the numbers who need aid quite as sorely are many more than the means to aid them. But your letter has made me feel that a boy as Frailed as yours deserves the chances to finish his college course, and I hope he can find a way to the next three years without any more delay. Let us hope too that your husbands business will improve, and your anxieties be removed and the other boys find their way after too ! Sincerley Yours, Alice Freeman Palmer". [The Letter was loosely inserted in to an edition of George Herbert Palmer's publication: "The Life of Alice Freeman Palmer". The book is part of this collection.
Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin/The Riverside Press Cambridge,, 1908. Octavo. Portrait-Frontispiece, 349,  pages with 6-page Autographed letter signed (ALS), loosely inserted. Original Hardcover. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only.
Large Collection of important publications, letters and signed editions by Thomas Mann. All editions in this collection are Translations from german into the english language. The collection has been thoroughly documented and photographed and can be viewed in detail on our website (or ask for a full list). Included is for example: First american edition of Buddenbrooks with a signed, meaningful letter by Thomas Mann / Portrait of Thomas Mann (Original Linocut by Paula Pohli)/ The Black Swan / Magic Mountain / etc. Also included: Alfred Wiener's copy of "School for Barbarians" by Erika Mann, with an Introduction by Thomas Mann. Handwritten letter, fully signed by Alfred Wiener included, etc.
New York and others, Knopf and others, 1924 – Octavo. More than 10000 pages. Most publications in original Hardcover with dustjacket some without. Overall in very good condition with some minor signs of wear only.
First Edition. Jena, Literis Ac Sumtibus Joh.Christ. Croeker, 1744. Octavo (17 cm x 21,5 cm). 160 pages plus 8 pages of an Index. Modern Hardcover with 18th-century bookblock bound in. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Faded dampstain to lower margins of some pages. An immensely important, early publication on women’s rights and pregnant women and their rights in particular.
Civilization & Capitalism [in the] 15th - 18th Century. Collection of all three Volumes: Volume I: The Structures of Everyday Life - The Limits of the Possible / Volume II: The Wheels of Commerce / Volume III: The Perspective of the World.
Three Volumes (complete set). London, Collins, 1981-1984. Large Octavo (18 cm x 24 cm). 623, 670, 699 pages with many Illustrations. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Blind-Stamp of preowner on endpapers. Some minor signs of foxing to edges. Otherwise in Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. This heavy set comes with international, free UPS Express shipping !
First Edition. [Palma de Mallorca], The Divers Press, 1954. Small Octavo. 141 pages plus the rare, loosely inserted Errata-Leaf. Original Softcover [French-fold jacket] with illustrated wrapper, designed by Rene Laubies. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. The book was handset in Bodoni and Futura Types and Printed by Mossen Alcover in Palma de Mallorca, February, 1954.
First Edition of Charles Dicken’s First Book. London, Chapman and Hall, 1837. Octavo. Double-Frontispiece, XIV, , 609 pages plus 38 illustrations (instead of 43). Hardcover / Beautiful contemporary half leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. with dustjacket. Lesion to outer margin of pages 569/570. Two plates with very minor tears. Faded dampstain to very few pages. The Frontispiece the cleanest example we have ever seen, the interior illustrations as usual with some browning but some of them very clean indeed. Overall an unusually clean and beautiful example of the First Edition with some minor signs of wear only.
A New American Biographical Dictionary; or Remembrancer of the Departed Heroes, Sages, and Statesmen of America. Confined Exclusively to Those Who Signalized Themselves in Either Capacity, in the Revolutionary War which Obtained the Independence of their country.
Second Edition. With important alterations and additions. Easten, Thos. J. Rogers, 1823. 8°. XII, 352 pages. Hardcover / Recently professionally rebound in half leather with marbled-paper-covered boards and new endpapers. Interior with nearly no foxing. Minor sign of a faded dampstain to lower margins. Extraordinary, biographical sketch of American History.
Collection of thirteen (13) works on and by H.P.Lovecraft. The collection comes from the library of a Collector of early Literature of Horror and Gothic Fiction as well as Supernatural and Fantasy - Publication. The Collection includes: 1. H.P.Lovecraft - The Ancient Track - The Complete Poetical Works of H.P.Lovecraft. Edited by S.T. Joshi (557 pages / Hardcover / Second Printing - San Francisco, Night Shade Books, 2001) / 2. S.T.Joshi - H.P.Lovecraft - A Life (708 pages / Softcover / Third Printing / West Warwick, Necronomicon Press, 2004) / 3. H.P.Lovecraft - The Annotated Supernatural Horror in Literature - Edited, With Introduction and Commentary, by S.T.Joshi. (172 pages / Softcover / First Edition / New York, Hippocampus Press, 2000) / 4. Michel Houellebecq - H.P.Lovecraft against the World, Against Life - [Originally published in 1991 as: "H.P.Lovecraft - Contre le Monde, contre la vie" by Editions du Rocher) - Translated from the French by Dorna Khazeni. With an Introduction by Stephen King. (247 pages / San Francisco, Believer Books, 2005). / 5. H.P.Lovecraft and August Derleth - The Lurker at the Threshold - (196 pages / Softcover / Philadelphia, Running Press, 2003) / 6. H..Lovecraft and August Derleth - The Watchers out of Time (289 pages / Softcover / New York, Ballantine Books, 2008) / 7. H.P.Lovecraft and C.J.Henderson - The Tales of Inspector Legrasse (First Edition / 217 pages / Softcover / Missouri, Mythos Books LLC, 2005) / 8. H.P. Lovecraft - The Shadow out of Time - [The Corrected Text] - Edited by S.T.Joshi and David E. Schultz (First Edition / Softcover / 136 pages / New York, Hippocampus Press, 2003). / 9. H.P.Lovecraft - Miscellaneous Writings - Edited by S.T.Joshi - (Hardcover / XIII, 568 pages / Arkham House Publishers, Inc., 1995) / 10. H.P.Lovecraft - The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions - With Texts by S.T.Joshi and an Introduction by August Derleth (Hardcover / 450 pages / Corrected, Fifth Printing / Arkham House Publishers, Inc., 1989) / 11. H.P.Lovecraft - The Dunwich Horror and Others - Selected by August Derleth. With Texts edited by S.T.Joshi and an Introduction by Robert Bloch (Hardcover / 433 pages / Corrected, Eleventh Printing / Arkham House Publishers, Inc, 1984) / 12. H.P.Lovecraft - At the Mountains of MAdness and other Novels - Selected by August Derleth. With Texts edited by S.T.Joshi and an Introduction by James Turner (Hardcover / 458 pages / Corrected, Ninth Printing / Arkham House Publishers, Inc, 1985) / 13. H.P.Lovecraft - Dagon and Other Macabre Tales - Selected by August Derleth. With Texts edited by S.T.Joshi and an Introduction by T.E.D. Klein (Hardcover / 448 pages / Corrected, Ninth Printing / Arkham House Publishers, Inc, 1987).
San Francisco and others, Night Shade Books and other Publishers, 1984 – 2008. Octavo. More than 4000 pages. Original Hardcovers with dustjacket as well as original Softcover-Volumes. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Excellent collection for the Lovecraft-Afficionado as well as being a good starting-Kit for Fantasy Lovers. The collection comes with international free shipping per Courier.
Wonderful, inscribed and signed Association-copy of Alfred Kazin's "Starting out in the Thirties" with an inscription to Kazin's friend, Gilbert Seldes and a signed cheque by Gilbert Seldes, which Seldes addressed to Kazin in 1967 for the amount of 2 USD for a Lunch and Kazin then angrily manipulated into Inflation-Money of 2 Million Dollars and sent back to Kazin with the book, provokingly asking: "O.K. Can I cash it now ? You ! ..... Apologize !.......
Boston / Toronto, An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, 1965. Octavo. 166 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Signed and inscribed by Kazin on the endpaper: “To dear Gilbert from Alfred Kazin – NY 1967 (+ Lunch for the Twenties)” / Alfred Kazin also mentions pages “108-109 Draper” on the endpaper and leads Sledes to a part of the book in which he speaks about Harriet bringing him to the house of Muriel Draper”. The signed and manipulated cheque, loosely inserted. A wonderful and rare association.
Original Typescript with manuscript annotations and corrections of "Poèmes métaphysiques". Jean Lescure's personal copy with corrections and additions to his earliest collection of poems. Loosely inserted into the collection are the three pages of the typescript for "Apologie de L'Aveugle - à André Frénaud" reflecting his close friendship and collaboration with André Frénaud [according to our research, Rachel E. Perry identifies in her essay "Histoire De L'Aveugle: Matiérisme's Critique of Vision" that Jean Lescure composed this poem together with Paul Eluard and it was published in "A la gloire de la main" in 1949]. The poems in the Typescript / Manuscript of Lescure are all dated between 1937 and 1940. The original composition of the poem-cyle "Trois chansons de mer pour l'equinoe" is completely replaced by an autographe, manuscript-entry of Lescur. The poems in this original Typescript/Manuscript of "Poèmes métaphysiques" are titled: "Porte ouverte ou fermee" ("mars-avril 1939")/ "Dialectique d'un printemps" ("hiver 1937 - ler 5 decembre 1939")/ "Present de la journee" ("5-6 decembre 1939") / "Noel pour une fille que fleurisse le jour" ("7-18 decembre 1939") / "Chant montagnard pour saluer la fin de l'hiver" ("Fev. 1940-Mars 1941")/ "La Nourriture de l'Amour"("Fevrier 1941 - Mars 1942")/ "Double aspect de l'iris" ("20 dec. 1939 - Jan.1940") / "Double Fer" ("Jan - 25 avril 1940") / "Debut sur le jour" / "Aspect de la Solitude" / "Chansons de mer pour l'equinoxe" [1.Chanson du patron - 2. Chanson du gabier (Manoeuvre a la vie pare et vire) - [Chansons du precheur] - 3. Chanson du timonier] ("Sept - Oct 41") //
[France], c. 1945 – 1949. Quarto (21,5 cm x 27 cm). 33 pages plus 3 pages “″Apologie de L’Aveugle”. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only.
The Spirit of Laws. [Personal copy of Senator and physician, William Baldwin Fletcher and his father Calvin Fletcher]. Translated from the French of M. De Secondat Baron de Montesquieu. By Thomas Nugent, L.L.D. The Sixth Edition, carefully revised and improved with considerable Additions by the Author.
Two Volumes in One (complete set). Dublin, Printed for W. McKenzie, 1792. Octavo (14 cm x 20 cm). Volume I: , 325 pages / Volume II: , 371,  pages. Hardcover / Professionally restored and decoratively rebound in full leather with new endpapers and spinelabels. This important publication comes from the eminent libraries of Indiana State Senator Calvin Fletcher and subsequently his son, educationalist, senator and Civil War Surgeon, William Baldwin Fletcher. With some annotations in the Index, highlighting for example the chapter referring to Montesquieu’s view on “Corruption” [″Of the corruption of the principles of the three governments”]. William Baldwin Fletcher, who inherited the book from his father, subsequently gifted it to a close friend of his: “Presented to Chas M O’Brien by his friend W.B.Fletcher”. Some professional paper-restoration and otherwise a very good condition with some minor signs of wear only.
Conde Nast, 1965. Quarto (21 cm x 28,3 cm). 94 pages with the original cover. Original Softcover. Two minor chips to lower frontcover, otherwise a beautifully firm and excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. A rare, very rare occasion to acquire a signed version of the most iconic “Sandworm” – issue of the “bestselling science-fiction novel of all time”. Signed in full by Frank Herbert during a visit in Hamburg, Germany. [Volume LXXV, No. 1 – March 1965 (Part Three of Five Parts of the Serial “The Prophet of Dune”)].
First Edition. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1960. 13,5 cm x 19,5 cm. 71 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Slight traces of foxing on the pages. Signed and beautifully inscribed by Gwendolyn Brooks for the american poet Peter Viereck: “For Peter Viereck, one of America’s greatest poets: one of the world’s kindest men ! – Sincerely, Gwendolyn Brooks – March 25, 1960”. Included is also a typed note, signed, from Gwendolyn Brooks to Peter Viereck regarding their upcoming meeting at the Poetry Center in New York.
Amusement Philosophique sur le Langage des Bestes, Nouvelle Edition. Augmentee d'un Avertissement, d'un Discours preliminaire, d'un Critique, avec des Notes, & de la Retractation de l'Auteur. [Ensemble avec: Lettre ¡a Madame la Comtesse D***. Pour servir de Supplément à l'amusement Philosophique sure le langage des Bétes. [par François-Alexandre Aubert de la Chesnaye Desbois]
Amsterdam, Aux dépens de la Compagnie, . 10,5 cm x 17,5 cm. XLVI, 134 pages, (50) pages,  pages. Reliure originale / Hardcover – Original full leather with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament to spine. The volume is now in protective Mylar. Minor wear. Spine slighty starting. Otherwise in excellent and firm condition.
Les Femmes - Leur Condition et Leur Influence dans L'Ordre Social chez différents peuples anciens et modernes. Nouvelle édition, Augmentée de l'influence des Femmes sous l'Empire, et de notes historiques, par M. Ch. N***.
Edition originale. Paris, Raymond Libraire, 1820. 13 cm x 19,5 cm. 474 pages/ 445 pages avec 2 gravures originale. Relié demi-cuir. Excellent condition !! Tome 1 et 2 (complet). Nouvelle Édition. Paris, 1820. 2 gravures. Bel exemplaire. Couverture et tranches de couverture un peu frottées. Intérieur bon état malgré quelques rousseurs éparses. Titre, Auteur et tomaison en dorés sur dos en cuir marron orné de fleurons. Exlibris Franco Crainz.
Censura Literaria. Containing Titles, Abstracts and Opinions of Old English Books. With Original Disquisitions, Articles of Biography, and Other Literary Antiquities. With the articles classed in chronological order under their separate heads.
Second Edition. 7 of 10 volumes. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10. (Incomplete). London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. 16 cm x 24 cm. Vol. 1: VIII, LXIII, 432 pages. / Vol. 2: VIII, 450 pages. / Vol. 3: VII, 434 pages. / Vol. 4: VII, 435 pages. / Vol. 6: VIII, 416 pages. / Vol. 8: VIII, 411 pages. / Vol. 10: VIII, 580 pages. Original Hardcover. Volume 1 has dampstaining on boards, front board detached. Volume 8 has small dampstain on front board. All volumes with stronger rubbing, fading on boards, otherwise good condition with content intact.
[Brandeis], 1962. Original, vintage photograph, signed and inscribed by Abram L. Sachar [first president of Brandeis University] to american philosopher Henry David Aiken. 20.3 cm x 25.3 cm. Excellent condition.
London, Robert Cocks & Co., c.1870. Lithograph. 25 cm x 35 cm. Five Sheets of Score (Notes) and one sheet of Lithographic Map.
Antwerp, Ortelius, . Original hand-coloured engraving. Plate Size: 49.3 cm x 35.3 cm. Sheet Size: 53.1 cm x 42 cm. Original map. Very good condition, with some signs of browning to the outer margins only. Slight creasing to the top right coner of map. Professionally repaired tear to lower centre fold, barely noticeable given the quality of the workmanship. Latin text on reverse.
Amsterdam, Kircher, [c.1665]. Original copper engraving. Plate Size: 40.2 cm x 34.1 cm. Sheet Size: 37 cm x 39.1 cm. Original Map. Very good condition of an increasingly rare map. Very minor traces of browning to outer margins.
London & New York, John Tallis & Company, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Illustrated and Engraved by J. Watkins Plate Size: 32.5 cm x 26 cm. Sheet Size: 37.2 cm x 27.2 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
London & New York, John Tallis & Company, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Illustrations by H. Winkles and Engraved by W. Lacey. Plate Size: 25 cm x 35 cm. Sheet Size: 27 cm x 37.4 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Illustrations by H. Warren and Engraved by J. Rogers. Plate Size: 25 cm x 35 cm. Sheet Size: 27 cm x 37.4 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
Paris, Brué, 1821. Original engraving. Plate Size: 50.5 cm x 36.1 cm. Sheet Size: 68 cm x 54.1 cm. Original map. Very good condition. Extra wide margins. Some minor foxing along sheet edges. Discreet author’s blind stamp with ‘Carte Encyprotipe’ and initials ‘AB’ embossed in top corner of map. Centre-fold as issued.
Holland, [c.1820]. Original hand-coloured manuscript. Plate Size: 37 cm x 27.4 cm. Sheet Size: 39.3 cm x 29.7 cm. Original map. Very good condition. Slight creasing in lower part of sheet. Very minor tear to centre-fold crease at top edge. Centre-fold as issued.
Dominia Anglorum in præcipuis Insulis Americæ ut sunt Insula S. Christophori Antega Iamaica Barbados, nen non Insulæ Bermudes vel Sommers dictæ. / Die Englische Colonie-Laender Auf den Insuln von America und zwar Insuln S. Christophori Antegoa Jamaica Barbados Smt den Ins. Bermudes sonst Sommers gennant.
Nuremberg, Homann Heirs, [c.1740]. Original hand-coloured map. Plate Size: 55.6 cm x 48.7 cm. Sheet Size: 60 cm x 52 cm. Original map. Very good condition. Trace of foxing along sheet edges. Minor open tear with missing material evident to fore edge. Lower margin running out towards left corner. Centre-fold as issued.
Amsterdam, Kircher, [c.1665]. Original Engraving. Plate Size: 20.1 cm x 33.9 cm. Sheet Size: 24.7 cm x 39 cm. Original Map. Very good condition. Very minor instance of foxing to cartouche. Map is orientated to the North. Dutch text on reverse.
San Francisco, 1936. Stunning, vintage 1936-Photograph on High Quality Archival Paper, titled in ink below the image. The actual photograph measures 33.5 cm x 27.5 cm. The framed photograph measures 52 cm x 44 cm. Excellent condition with two tiny ripples to the upper right side of the vintage photograph.
[Germany], 1823. Stunning, original extra-large 19th century Pencil Drawing on coloured paper. Beautifully Framed. Size of frame with drawing: 61.5 cm x 76 cm. Size of the actual drawing: c. 45 cm x 57 cm. Excellent condition. Signed by C. Schaafhausen, d. 18. December, 1823. Framed in a wonderful Biedermeier style.
Munich, Geissler, c.1960. Original Etching / Originale Radierung aus dem Nachlass von Geissler, Abzug von der Originalplatte. Beautifully Framed. Size of frame with etching: 49.5 cm x 57 cm. Size of actual etching: c. 43 cm x 32 cm. Signed in pencil by the executors of the Paul Geissler Estate / Excellent condition (mounted) and framed. Frame with minor signs of wear only. Price includes international shipping, framed and insured, per courier (3-5 working days guaranteed delivery).
North America - with Vignettes and illustrations of Cossacks, Esquimaux [sic] Inuit Dog-Sledge, Mount Hekla, Beavers, Falls of Niagara, Convoy of Diamonds, Ancient Monument in Mexico, North American Indians, Wapiti Dear.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 24.2 cm x 35.4 cm. Sheet Size: 27.4 cm x 37.5 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
South America - Divided into Patagonia, Brazil, Banda Oriental, Entre Rios, La Plata, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, British Guyana with Vignettes and illustrations of Gold washing in Brazil, Brazilian Bridge of Ropes, Rio de Janeiro, Descent (in a sledge) of the Cordilleras, Natives of Chili [sic] (Chile), Valparaiso, Condor and Llamas [sic] of Peru ,
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 24.2 cm x 34.8 cm. Sheet Size: 27.4 cm x 37.4 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
British America (meaning CANADA) - with Vignettes and illustrations of Esquimaux [Sic] (Inuit), Polar Bears, Images of the British Royal Navy vessels Fury and Hecla, Whale Fishing, Seal and a beautiful illustration of Montreal.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 33 cm x 24.6 cm. Sheet Size: 37.4 cm x 27.4 cm. Some fraying to the upper margins. Otherwise in very good condition with a small inkstain to the Montreal image. Beautifully Mounted !
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 32.2 cm x 25 cm. Sheet Size: 37.7 cm x 27.2 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
East Canada and New Brunswick with Vignettes and illustrations of Quebec City and a group of Native Americans. The map shows in detail the area between the Bay of Fundy and the St.Lawrence River, to the West it shows reaches as far as Montreal with Trois-Rivières to the North.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 33.3 cm x 25.5 cm. Sheet Size: 37.5 cm x 27.2 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
Nova Scotia and Newfoundland with Vignettes and illustrations of Halifax, Cod Fishery of Newfoundland. The Vignettes showing Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island, Anticosti Island and the mouth of the St.Lawrence River. The outher margins of the map beautifully illustrate the importance of the Cod Fishery to these regions by showing Cod on hooks. Also on the map a beautiful, large illustration of a Steamship with the fleet of Cod-Fishers behind it.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 25 cm x 32.5 cm. Sheet Size: 37.5 cm x 27.2 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
United States [of America] with Vignettes and illustrations of the Buffalo Hunt, Penn's Treaty with the Indians, Washington's Monument, Portraits of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin and a very early depiction of the american flag.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 32.8 cm x 24.6 cm. Sheet Size: 37.5 cm x 27.4 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition. Beautifully Framed !
Mexico, California and Texas with Vignettes and illustrations of the Ruins at Uxmal on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexican Peasantry, Gold Washing. Showing also the gold districts of California which subsequently led to the Gold Rush.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 33 cm x 25 cm. Sheet Size: 37.6 cm x 27.3 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
Central America with Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, [Mosquito Territory] and Vignettes and illustrations of Belise [Belize, formerly British Honduras], the Volcano of Isalco and The Great Square of the Antigua in Guatemala.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 32.4 cm x 27.3 cm. Sheet Size: 37.5 cm x 27.4 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
Isthmus of Panama with vignettes and illustrations of The Fort of Chagres and Gold Seekers on their way over the Cordilleras [with an engraved Note: 'The Proposed Railway and Canal communications are coloured' [in pink]].
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 33.2 cm x 24.6 cm. Sheet Size: 37.5 cm x 27.3 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 32.7 cm x 24.9 cm. Sheet Size: 37.4 cm x 27.3 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 24.7 cm x 33.8 cm. Sheet Size: 27.4 cm x 37.5 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 24.9 cm x 33.7 cm. Sheet Size: 27.4 cm x 37.5 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 23.9 cm x 34.3 cm. Sheet Size: 27.5 cm x 37.4 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 24.7 cm x 34.7 cm. Sheet Size: 27.4 cm x 37.4 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Vignettes by H. Winkles & W. Lacey. Beautifully Framed. Size of frame with map: 42 cm x 52 cm. Size of the actual map: 27 cm x 37 cm. Excellent condition.
First Edition. Pasadena, Radio Church of God, 1956. 15,5 x 22,5 cm. 31 pages with seven illustrations by BAsil Wolverton and several photographic reproductions. Softcover / Stapled. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. The striking illustrations of biblical plagues and punishments, illustrations with sci-fi-character, are making this prophetic publication a collectable.
Two Volumes (complete set). London / New York, Routledge and Kegan Paul / Columbia University Press, 1966. Octavo. XVI, 460, XI, 316 pages Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name of preowner on endpaper.
New York, Zone Books, 1993. 22.8cm x 15.1cm. 197, 460 pages. Original illustrated softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of Philosopher Graham Parkes.
First Edition. Chicago, Afram Books / Afro-American Heritage Association, [c. 1960]. Octavo. 12 pages (including printed wrappers). Portrait-Photograph of William Du Bois on cover. Original Softcover wrappers in Mylar. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Extremely rare ! According to a foreword by Ishmael Flory “this is a first printed pamphlet issued by Afram Books”. Includes a short Bibliography of Du Bois’ publications, starting with mentioning his first article in Harvard Historical Studies in 1896 “The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America” to “Mansart’s World of Color” in 1960. It also lists “other EQUALITY Pamphlets by W.E.B.DuBois like “The Damnation of Women – Predictions on Fatherless and Dependenet Children”.
British Journal of Physical Medicine, 1936. Folio (22 cm x 28,5 cm). 4 pages. Original Offprint. Very good condition with some minor signs of wear and some fraying only. From the library of Percy Bridgman student, Gerald Holton.
SCIENCE, 1958. Folio (21 cm x 28,5 cm). 3 pages. Original Offprint. Very good condition with some minor signs of wear and some fraying only. From the library of Percy Bridgman student, Gerald Holton.
Original Offprint - Review by British Mathematician and Astronomer, Sir Harold Jeffreys, on two books on Relativity and Physics by Norman Robert Campbell: "Physics, the Elements" and "Modern Electrical Theory - Chapter XVI: "Relativity".
Philosophical Magazine, 1923, Octavo. 4 pages. Original Offprint. Very good condition with some minor signs of wear. From the library of Percy Bridgman student, Gerald Holton.
Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1966. XI, 226 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition. Former library copywith some humble stamps and library sign pasted to lower spine of the dustjacket. [The University of Wisconsin publications in medieval science].
First Edition. Leiden, Rijksmuseum, 1953. Small Octavo. 8 pages including a reproduction of a photograph, showing Einstein and Lorentz by P. Ehrenfest in 1921. Original Softcover. Excellent, close to new condition. Small note in red ink by former owner of this pamphlet, american physicist Gerald Holton: “translation seen by AE [Albert Einstein]”
Berlin, Julius Springer, 1936. Octavo. 4 Seiten / 4 pages. Original Offprint / Stapled Wrappers. Very good condition with some minor signs of wear only. From the library of Percy Bridgman.
First Edition. New Haven, Yale U.P., 1952. 24cm x 16.2cm. xii, 751 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Fine in near fine dust jacket showing some darkening to spine. From the library of Martin S. Dworkin, with his discrete ownership-embossing to front free end paper. (Studies in national policy series).
New York, Fordham University Press, 1985. Octavo. VIII, 88 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. From the library of german philosopher, Manfred Walther, with his ownership-stamp to endpaper. A very clean version of this book.
First Edition. Cleveland, The World Publishing Company, 1962. 20.8cm x 13.5cm. 347 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good copy in publisher’s cloth covered boards in like dust jacket. Review material and related newspaper-clippings laid in.
Two Volumes in One (14 Issues in Total). Strand / London, “Song and Speech”, 1891-1892. 18 cm x 24 cm. Volume 1: No.1-12, 192 pages / Followed by parts of Volume 2: No.13 – No.1: 16 pages, No.13 – No.2: 16 pages. With numerous black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout. [The pagination of this periodical changed from original 16 pages per number at the beginning of Volume I, to 8 pages towards the end of the first Volume. With the start of Volume II , in 1892, the periodical changed again to 8 pages per issue and also changed its numbering. We were not able to verify if this magazine was published beyond the May – Issue of 1892]. Hardcover / Private, decoratived half-leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. With the very interesting provenance of two Welsh men of Carmarthen: Victorian photographer J.F.Lloyd and J.C.Portnell. Bound by: ‘The “Welshman” Newspaper and Steam Printing Co. Lt., Bookbinders, Machine Rulers, & c., Carmarthen’ – with their bookbindery-label on pastedown. Includes manuscript-draft of a speech on endpaper titled ‘John Jones Chairman’, written by photographer J.F.Lloyd, Carmarthen. The calligraphed titlepage of this privately bound compilation shows the watermark ‘Annandale Polton’, of ‘Annandale and Polton Paper Mill Company’, which operated from 1825 until after the Second World War. Contains hand-written note on Page 1, dated January 29, 1896, signed by Editor Josiah Richardson’. This note also contains the blindstamped address of Josiah Richardson at ‘Gordon House, Wandsworth Common, S.W.’. In this note, Richardson telles the recipient that “I hope soon to go on with the publication of my Journal & should then be pleased to number you among my subscribers – Faithfully your Josiah Richardson”. The date of this note leads to the assumption that by 1896, the magazine had already ceased to exist and Richardson answers to one of his fans by expressing his hope to go on. The Volume also includes a manuscript – Index to the rear of the Volume. A very rare and uncommmon compilation of this early Magazine, with very interesting articles from “Pronounciation in Singing” to “Alteration of Music by Singers” to “Vocal Physiology” (Breathing / Principle of Breathing etc.), to “Stammering” etc.
The Eastern Anthology - Anthology of Eastern Love. Eastern Love: Volumes I & II & III: The Lessons of a Bawd and Harlot's Breviary. English Versions of the Kuttanimatam of Damodaragupta and Samayamatrika of Kshemendra. Volume I: The Lessons of a Bawd of Damodaragupta. Volume II: The Harlot's Breviary of Kshemendra. Volume III: The Book of Women and The Education of Wives.
3 Volumes in one (complete set). London, John Rodker For Subscribers, 1927. 15.2 cm x 23.5 cm. Pagination: Vol I: Colour frontispiece with tissue guard, 92 pages / Vol II: Colour frontispiece with tissue guard, 100 pages / Vol III: Colour frontispiece with tissue guard, 152 pages. Hardcover / Beautiful, actually stunning, private full morocco in Art Deco – Style (see images), Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Deckled edges. Top edge gilt. Gilt on spine and red leather hardcover. Minor discolouration and staining to front and rear pastedown enpapers and endpapers. This edition of the Kuttanimatam of Damodaragupta, the Samayamatrika of Kshemendra, the Zenan-Nameh of Fazil-Bey, and Ta’Dib Ul-Nisvan, being Volume I, II and III of the “Eastern Art of Love”, are here translated into English for the first time, by E. Powys Mathers. This edition of 1,000 copies on all rag paper was printed by Messrs. Molyneux, 3 & 4, New Street Hill, London. The copper plate engravings are by Hester Sainsbury and have been printed and hand coloured by Messrs. A. Alexander and Sons, Ltd. This copy is No. 695.
The Building News and Engineering Journal - Six Volumes bound in Five - With c. 600 original, stunning Lithographs of Architectural Buildings and Designs [Volume XIV (which is the complete Year 1867, January to December, but erroneously says 1868 on spine) / Volume XXII and Volume XXIII (which is the complete Year 1872, January to December) PLUS: Three Volumes with hundreds of plates / illustrations for the years 1873, 1877 and 1878. Being the very rare Illustrations / Plates - Volumes only (no text) for 1873: Volume The Twenty-Fourth / Volume Twenty-Fifth and 1877: Volume The Thirty-Second / Volume The Thirty-Third and 1878: Volume The Thirty-Fourth and Volume The Thirty-Fifth.
London, Office for Publication and Advertisements, 1868 / 1872 / 1873 / 1877 / 1878. (23 cm x 32.5 cm). All Five Volumes together contain c. 600 stunning lithographs / plates of which c. 180 are large, double-page-plates. [c. 60 plates missing or defect.] Original Hardcover / Original half leather with gilt lettering to spine. Overall very firm and in very good condition of the five volumes with occasional pages missing or some illustrations torn (see detailed descriptions of pagination). The 1873 Volume excellent. The Volumes 1877 and 1878 with some stronger fraying and dampstain-damage to the corners (Illustrations NOT effected). The price for these 5 heavy Volumes includes international free UPS Express shipping.
Collection of important publications / working-copies from the private library of Howard Zinn; books he privately used for his research and books that helped him in his studies of Anti-War efforts, his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement as well as his general studies of American Political History, his Political Activism and Political Criticism, his research of the United States Government and its national and international policies etc. The collection includes paperbacks and several Hardcover-publications as well. All the books are bearing Howard Zinn's large ownership-signature to the endpaper, many have markings or/and annotations by Howard Zinn. The Collection includes: 1. Thomas D. Boettcher - Vietnam - The Valor and the Sorrow - From the home front to the front lines in words and pictures. Boston, 1985 / 2. Theodore L. Becker - Political Trials - New York, 1971 [with interesting text-markings and annotations by Howard Zinn in the chapter "The Spiegel Affair", highlighting the name of Augstein in the "Fallex 62" Exercise - Affair, involving NATO in which "Der Speigel" reported on the mock war and Germany's involvement through its then Defense Minister: Franz Josef Strauss" ("as defense minister, Strauss dedicated himself to equipping the German army with tactical nuclear weapons and to redefining Germany's role in NATO" - page 9)] / 3. Michi Weglyn - "Years of Infamy" - The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps - New York, William Morrow and Company, 1976 [with repeated highlightings by Howard Zinn regarding "Tule Lake" and for example on page 239 that the "renunciation law would be restricted to those over seventeen years of age"] - Zinn explores here the American practice of detaining 110000 Japanese citizens in concentration camps, Zinn's outrage is explained in several heavy textmarkings / 4. Immanuel Wallerstein - "The Modern World-System" - "Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century" - [Studies in Social Discontinuity] New York, 1974 - [With several text-markings, and detailed annotations by Howard Zinn, for example on food & luxires in feudalism etc.] / 5. Phillip Knightley - "The First Casualty" - "From the Crimea to Vietnam: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist and Myth Maker" - New York, 1975 - [With some text-markings by Howard Zinn in the chapter on World War One] / 6. Charles Tilly, Louise Tilly and Richard Tilly - "The Rebellious Century (1830-1930" - Cambridge (Mass.), Harvard University Press, 1980 - [With interesting markings, for example on Michael Lipsky making "a strong case that the strike movement owed what success it had (which was not enormous) to the fact that dramatic protests activated powerful third parties...." p. 294] / 7. Norman Moss - "Men who play God" - "The Story of the Hydrogen Bomb" - Baltimore, Penguin, 1971 / 8. Kenneth Bock - Human Nature and History - "A Response to Sociobiology" - New York, Columbia University Press, 1980 / 9. E.H.Dance - "History the Betrayer" - "A Study in Bias" - Westort (Connecticut), Greenwood Press, 1975 - [With a signed letter by Stephen van Evera to Howard Zinn, on "Tufts University" - Stationery, who sent him the book by EH Dance and who reflects on Zinn's idea of "expanding the first part of your "Politics of History", discussing more deeply the tendency of scholarship to hide in irrelevance, fail to evaluate and leave bitter disputes in the dark from fear of making enemies"] / 10. Edwin Fogelman - "Hiroshima - The Decision to use the A-Bomb" [Heavily marked by Howard Zinn in several chapters, reflecting on his detection of the american government's policy of justifying the use of the Atomic Bomb, and highlighting especially Brigadier General Leslie Richard Groves' information on the Manhattan Project: "As time went on, and as we poured more and more money and effort into the project, the government became increasingly committed to the ultimate use of the bomb...." / 11. Gloria Emerson - "Gaza" - "A Year in the Intifada - A Personal Account from an Occupied Land" New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991 - Inscribed and signed by the author Gloria Emerson to Howard Zinn / 12. H.G. Wells - "The Outline of History" - "Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind" - Complete in One Volume with all maps, charts, illustrations, diagrams etc. - New York, Garden City Publishing, 1930. /
Cambridge / London / and others, South End Press / Cambrigde University Press / Oxford University Press / Mouton & Co. and many others, c. 1966 – 2002. Octavo. c. 4500 pages. Original Hardcover- and Softcover – Volumes. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Amazing and valuable collection of publications from the personal working-library of one of America’s most important and influential social critics. All books with Howard Zinn’s ownership – signature.