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( In fact it's 58 years
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Faringdon Greeting Cards
acquired by the Trustees of the British Museum in the year 1888
Rayner Unwin :
The making of The lord of the Rings.
New edition 2018, 8 pages in stapled wrappers. 100 numbered copies
Sitzungsberichte der preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften - Physikalisch-mathematische Klasse for the years 1922 – 1938
( Proceedings of the Prussian Academy of sciences –
physics and mathematics section )
The set contains 26 Einstein first editions alone TO BE AUCTIONED at Dominc Winter's science sale in 2019
Frishman, Marcel, Drawings
Oxford, Bruno Cassirer, 1957, twenty-five tipped-in black and white plates., folio, number 62 of a limited edition of 500 copies. In a wonderful contemporary full red crushed full morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe and described as a special copy on the last page In a matching slip case, also quarter bound (spine and edges) in red morocco . £ 165
Unique collection of theses dating from the 16th to the 20th century. So far 376 titles have been described here, approximately 150 more are still to be listed. Subjects: Classical antiquity, theology, history, zoology, botany, physics, chemistry. The majority are in the medical field.
TO BE AUCTIONED at Dominc Winter's science sale during 2019
Dekesel, Christian E. & Yvette
M.M. Dekesel-De Ruyck
A bibliography of
18th Century numismatic
books. 5 volumes 1 - 5
published so far
The set will be complete
in 6 volumes
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Stanislaw Gliwa Oficyna Stanislawa Gliwy A collection of hand printed books, Christmas cards and ephmera
James Joyce Ulysses
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NASENPLASTIK UND SONSTIGE GESICHTS - PLASTIK,NEBST EINEN ANHANG UEBER MAMMA - PLASTIK und einige weitere Operationen aus dem Gebiete der aeusseren Koerperplastik:
Unser letztes Exemplar / our last copy
When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh;
Now We Are Six;
The House at Pooh Corner
London, Methuen & Co.,, 1924-1928. 4 volumes, sm-octavo. Bound int full morocco, slip case £ 950
Titles signed by the authors and/or illustrators and association copies
PRINTS and other works of ART
Ackermann's A history of the university of Oxford etc..
Papyris of Ani first edition 1890
+ translation volume 1895
First edition of the Facsimile The Papyrus of Ani, acquired by the Trustees of the British Museum in the year 1888, issued in 1890, accompanied by an introduction by Mr. Le Page Renouf, then Keeper of the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities. Large-folio. With the added volume with a translation of the text by E.A. Wallis Budge , issued with the second edition of the Facsimile in 1895. small-folio. It contains the hieroglyphic text of the Papyrus with interlinear transliteration and word for word translation, a full description of the vignettes, and a running translation
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Verhaal eener reize in Rusland,
gedaan in het jaar 1835.
2 Volumes. Groningen, W. van Boekeren 1840. [VI],XIV,302; [IV],VI,,363p. With engraved frontispiece to volume 1.
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus;
Le vite de' dodici Cesari
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KING, L.W., Babylonian Boundary-Stones and Memorial-Tablets in The British Museum.. 2 Volumes. One text volume and one plate volume. British museum 1912, original green cloth , a very good set , small ex-libris on each first paste down, spines discoloured. 107,26 photographs , partly printed on loose plates. (Cuneiform )
Douglas, Lord Alfred (ed.)
The Spirit Lamp: II , 13 May 1892; III. 20 May 1892; IV, 27 May 1892; V, 3 June 1892; VI, 10 June 1892; Volume 2, I, 21 October 1892; Volume 3, II, 17 February 1893; Volume IV, I, May 1893; Volume IV, II, May 1893 . 9 ISSUES INCLUDING THE THE LAST 2, THE RAREST
Kalashnikov, Anatolii( Ivanovich, ( 1930-2007 )
Voi'na I Mir : War and Peace : A Suite of Wood Engravings Based on the Book By Leo Tolstoy.one of 300 copies printed by the Libanus press £ 85
Shakespeare, William - Sonnets in Chinese
Rare & Antiquarian titles Francis James Ronald Bottrall ( 1906 / 1989) , Cornish poet.
A collection of 41 (43 of which 2 duplicates) poetry magazines of which most include Bottrall’s poems / articles ( one by his wife Margaret) from the poet’s library. And 10 titles dedicated to him by Italian, Spanish, Brasilian and Swedish poets £ 75
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LEHMANN, John, (ed.)
The London Magazine
.A Monthly Review of Literature.
12 early issues 1954 - 1956,
including the first 3 .
Eliot, Jennings, Macneice,
Pound, Fuller, Wain,
and many other
contributors £ 18.50
Al'bom Elizavety Nikolaevny Ushakovoi. Faksimil'noe vos proizvedenie. William Shakespeare, Sonnets Whittington Press edition Kievskaya psaltyr'. 2 Volumes.
Vol. 1: G. Vzdornov,
Issledovanie Kievskoi psaltiri.
Vol. 2. Kievskaya psaltyr' 1397
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Publichnoi biblioteki imeni
M.E. Saltykova - Shchedrina
v Leningrade "Iskusstvo",
Moskva, 1978; £ 75.00
Die Bamberger Apokalypse. Neunundfünfzig Farbtafeln. Die Miniaturen der Apokalypse und des Evangelistars in der Staatlichen Bibliothek Bamberg. Bibl. 140 (A II 42). Frankfurt a.M., Insel Verlag, 1958, Folio.59 mounted facsimiles in full colours., 41, pp., 45 cm. , orig. half leather binding in slipcase, Imperial folio. £ 125 KERGUELEN TREMAREC,
Yves Joseph De,
Relation D'un Voyage dans la Mer du Nord, aux cotes d'Islande, du Groenland,, de Ferro, de Schettland, des Orcades & de Norwege; faite en 1767 & 1768. Paris, 1771; with 10 engraved plates [3 folding], and 8 maps [7 folding];.
Charles De COSTER: Die Geschichte von Ulenspiegel und Lamme Goedzak und ihren heldenmäßigen n fröhlichen und glorreichen Abenteuern im Lande Flanden und anderwärts. Deutsch von Karl Wolfskehl. Mit Holzschnitten von Frans Masereel. 2 Volumes. Owner's signature by Leni Reifenstahl . £185 The Oxford Bestiarium [bestiary ]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Ashmole 1511, Southern England, 12th Century. Facsimile edition
Vetterling (Herman).The Illuminate of Goerlitz or Jackob Boehme's (1575-1624) Life and Philosophy, a Comparative Study, Leipzig, Markert & Petters, 1923,X, 1453pp., a few b&w illusts. incl. frontispiece., errata leaf loosely inserted as issued, Original cloth binding stamped in gilt in plain card slipcase, 4to, one of a limited edition of only 50 unnumbered copies. 2 top corners sl. bumped. 2minuted tears at bottom of spine. An edition of 50 leather-bound numbered copies was issued a year prior. A thorough analysis of Boehme"s mystical philosophy. Carl Herman Vetterling (1849,1931), who went by the Tibetan pseudonym Philangi Dasa, was a Theosophist and Swedenborgian who converted to Buddhism in 1884. One of the first Americans to officially embrace Buddhism, he founded The Buddhist Ray in Santa Cruz, California in 1887, which was the first Buddhist journal in the United States £ 115 OXFORD BIBLIOPHILE ALMANAC,
a unique and fascinating volume with something for every booklover.
Contributions by Richard Adams, Roald Dahl, Elizabeth Jennings, Gillian Avery, Sir Basil Blackwell, Brian Aldiss, B.E. Juel-Jensen, Helen Gardner and others £ 950
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Nicolis, F.Bell Beakers Today: Pottery, People, Culture, Symbols in Prehistoric Europe. 2001, 2 volumes, 736pp., black and white illustrations, Hardbacks in slip case £ 59.50
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These two volumes present over sixty contributions, from and international colloquium held in Trento, Italy, in 1998, which provide an invaluable overview of the Bell Beaker culture and recent developments in scholarship. The papers cover sites and discoveries in Spain and Portugal, Italy and Sicily, France, the Netherlands, Britain and Ireland, eastern and central Europe, as well as more thematic discussions of, for example, radiocarbon dating, metallurgy, society and culture, European contacts, technology, tools, gender and burial rituals. The majority of the papers are in English, although most European languages are represented along with English abstracts. One of the most puzzling archaeological phenomena of prehistoric Europe is the widespread appearance of a specific form of ceramic vessel, a decorated, thin-walled, handleless drinking cup known as a bell beaker, throughout western and central continental Europe and the British Isles during the second half of the third millennium B.C. The bell beakers were often found in male burials that also included archer's wrist guards of polished stone, V-perforated buttons (with two holes drilled from one side at an angle until they converged to form a single V-shaped channel), and copper daggers. Archaeologists refer to this phenomenon as the "Bell Beaker complex" or, more efficiently, simply as "Bell Beakers." The earliest form of Bell Beaker called the Maritime Bell Beaker probably originated in the vibrant copper-using communities of the Tagus estuary in Portugal around 2800 - 2700 BC and spread from there to many parts of western Europe. An overview of all available sources from southern Germany concluded that the Bell Beaker Culture was a new and independent culture in that area, contemporary with the Corded Ware Culture.This conclusion was supported by a review of radiocarbon dates for Bell Beaker across Europe, which showed that the earliest dates for Bell Beaker were 2900 BC in Iberia. This makes the style contemporary with Corded Ware, but beginning in a different region of Europe. Bell Beaker has been suggested as a candidate for an early Indo-European culture, more specifically, an ancestral proto-Celtic. Despite the date this work came out in 2006.