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Catalogue Ten – International Literature

Augustus von Kotzebue - The Constant Lover; Or, William and Jeanette / With an Account of the Literary Life of the Author

29. Kotzebue, August von / [Plumptre, Anne].

The Constant Lover; Or, William and Jeanette: A Tale. From the German of Augustus von Kotzebue. To which is prefixed “An Account of the Literary Life of the Author” [with the printed dedication by Kotzebue to his friend Charles Georg Graumann] / Also included (separately bound): “Pizarro – The Spaniards in Peru; or, The Death of Rolla. A Tragedy, in Five Acts:. The original of the play, Performing at the Theatre-Royal, Drury Lane, under the title of PIZARRO. Translated from the German by Anne Plumptre – Translator of Kotzebue’s “Virgin of the Sun”, &c.

First Edition. Three Volumes in one Solander Box. Dublin, Printed by William Porter / Printed for J. Moore, 1799. Small Octavo (11 cm x 17 cm). Pagination of the two Volume-Set: “The Constant Lover / Account of the Literary Life of Kotzebue”: Volume I: XIV, 203 pages / Volume II: 216 pages / Pagination for the accompanying Volume: “Pizarro”: 102 pages. Hardcover / Stunning, recent half leather and marbled-paper-covered-boards with gilt lettering and ornament to spine, bound to style of the 18th/19th century. All three Volumes housed in a bespoke built Solander Box (see plenty of images on our website). Excellent condition. From the library of Susannah Townsend-Meade (Ballymartle), with her name to titlepage. The accompanying Volume bears the name of one Mary Johnston. The “Constant Lover”, with the “Account of Kotzebue’s Life” is a very scarce publication !

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Lescure, Jean / [André Frénaud] - Original Typescript with manuscript annotations and corrections of

Lescure, Jean / [André Frénaud].

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.

EUR 12.800,-- 

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H.P. Lovecraft, Collection of thirteen (13) works on and by H.P.Lovecraft.

Lovecraft, H.P.

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.

EUR 780,-- 

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