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Prester John: The Letter and the Legend

by Slessarev, Vsevolod

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Published
1959
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Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1959. Hardcover. 127p. + a [12]p. fascimile of the letter, decorated quarter-cloth boards, 6.25x8.5 inches, very good condition in a clear glassine wrapper. Number 503 of a limited edition of 650 copies. The letter, which appeared around 1165, was supposedly written by Prester John, King of India, to the Emperor of Rome and the… Read more
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Neue Forschungsaufgaben für die Geschichte der Juden im Mittelalter

by Feuchtwanger, Ludwig

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Published
1937
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£93.24

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Berlin: Verlag M. Poppelauer, 1937. 40p., staplebound wraps, very good; inscribed by the author to professor Guido Kisch on the half-title page (see photo). Laid in is a folded offprint of another short piece, as well as two handwritten notes by a reader of the booklet. Offprint from "Jahrbuch für jüdische Geschichte und Literatur, vol. 30, 1936 (6 crossed… Read more
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image of The Hereford Map: A Transcription and Translation of the Legends with Commentary

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Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2001. Hardcover. lvii, 476p., hardcover, color illustrations, in very good condition. Terrarum Orbis No. 1. Detailed discussion of the Hereford Map, a depiction of the inhabited world drawn around 1300, one of the largest surviving medieval mappamundi.
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image of The Travels of Ibn Jubayr; Being the chronicle of a mediaeval Spanish Moor concerning his journey to the Egypt of Saladin, the holy cities of Arabia, Baghdad the City of the Caliphs, the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, and the Norman Kingdom of Sicily. Translated from the original Arabic by R.J.C. Broadhurst With an Introduction and Notes

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1952. Hardcover. Features two large fold-out maps of the journeys (Western & Eastern; both maps are viewer-friendly and in colors): 430p., first British edition of this translation in 9.2x6 inch waxed tan buckram boards gilt and enclosed in the plain printed (but rubricated) dust jacket. Dj is slightly edgeworn with mildly toned spine panel, find a… Read more
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£33.57
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Cinggis Qagan-u sastar

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Published
1968
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[Taibei]: Mongġol Tȯbed-u̇n Kereg Yabudal-i Sidgeku̇ Qural, 1968. 97p., slender paperback, a couple of chips to spine panel, otherwise minor handling wear. Text in Mongolian, except for Chinese publication info and title, 成吉思汗傳略 Chengjisihan zhuan lüe (Biography of Genghis Khan).
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image of Istoria Karahanidskogo kaganata: X - načalo XIII vv История Караханидского каганата X - начало XIII вв

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Frunze: Ilim, 1983. 299p., hardcover, neatly ex-library (internal markings only, with withdrawal stamp); later from the library of the noted Mongolist James Bosson, with his signature. On the history of the Qarakhanids / Kara-Khanid Khanate.
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The Dark Ages

by McCabe, Joseph

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Published
1927
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Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius Company, 1927. Pamphlet. 64p., light grey stapled wraps, 3.5x5 inches, wraps lightly toned along edges, rear wrap lightly soiled, pages evenly toned else very good condition. Little Blue Book No. 1130.
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Guillaume Boucher: a French artist at the court of the Khans

by Olschki, Leonardo

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Published
1946
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Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1946. viii, 125p., very good hardcover in lightly worn dustjacket. On the artist who worked at the Mongol imperial court in the 1240s and 1250s.
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Kreuzzug gegen den Gral

by Rahn, Otto

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Published
1985
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9783922314530
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Stuttgart: Verlag fur Ganzheitliche Forschung und Kultur, 1985. 301p., features several b&w photo sections on inserted coated stock, hardbound in 8.5x6 inch blue boards and dust jacket. Quite sound in every respect, clean and unmarked. Photos dwell on fortress churches atop tall skinny mountains.
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image of The Archimedes Palimpsest. Property from A French Private Collection. Auction Thursday 29 October 1998

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London: Christies Auction House, 1998. 48p., plus unpaginated materials (terms &c) and a dozen or so colorphoto exhibit photos and X-rays. Prof.Archimedes (circa 250 BCE) is given the standard blockbuster treatment, but here on a single item (tenth century Byzantine ms on vellum), heavily annotated. Softbound in 10.5x8.5 inch glossy colorphoto wraps. Rear cover's foredge is slightly curled and… Read more
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image of Catalogue of Printed Books and Manuscripts Relating to Wine and Food, The Property of Mrs. J.D. Simon from the Library of The late Andre L. Simon, Founder and sometime President of the Wine and Food Society. Monday, 18th May, 1981

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London: Sotheby's, 1981. Paperback. [vii], 76p., one color exhibit photo and a number of b&w (including a frontis portrait of Andre Simon (gloating a friendly gloat), small softbound in 9.5x7 inch plain printed green wraps, nice clean copy with a printed "estimates" list laid in.
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image of Books from the Library of Professor John Yudkin. Books on Food, Drink and Disease. Friday 22 March 1996

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London: the auction house, 1996. 64p., over three hundred listings, the usual nice production from Christie's in 10.5x8.5 inch color pictorial wraps. A clean, sound, unmarked copy, unfortunately lacks the Prices realized - Buyer names insert. FYI, cooking and doctoring appear to be mixed together, with a preponderance of medical rarities.
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Torpa Slott

by Westlund, Per-Olof

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Published
1942
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Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 1942. 35p., 20 black and white plates; slender paperback, very good. Svenska Fornminnesplatser No. 30. On the medieval stone house near lake Asunden in Sweden.
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Tong dian 通典

by Du You 杜佑

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Published
1978
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Taibei: Da hua shu ju, 1978. Two hardcover volumes, 1,743 pages altogether; minor shelfwear and corner bump. Facsimile reprint of a woodblock edition of the Tang dynasty encyclopedic compendium.
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Number Symbolism

by Butler, Christopher

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Published
1970
ISBN
9780389039761
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£37.30

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New York: Barnes & Noble, Inc, 1970. Hardcover. First American edition: xiii, 186p., illustrated with a few diagrams and substantial swatches of quoted poetry, 8.5x5.5 inch openweave red cloth boards titled in silverfoil. Find a small cross-out in ink on ffep, lacks publisher's dust jacket, but is bright, clean and quite sound. Laid in is a TLs from a… Read more
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image of Soldan-Heppe / Geschichte der Hexenprozesse; neu bearbeite und herausgegeben von Max Bauer.  Band I. Band II  [pair, complete set]

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Hanau/M: Muller & Kiepenheuer, 1969. Hardcover. Respectively xvi, 563, 455p., two volumes of matching design: gray buckram boards spine-titled and -ruled gilt on maroon printblock labels, and enclosed in glossy pictorial dust jackets. The casebound books have an eccentric ownership stamp inside rear covers, else are unmarked, clean and sound, really nearly immaculate, while djs are edgeworn with short… Read more
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Fran gorgo till diabolos

by Hentzel, Roland

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Published
1962
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Stockholm: Ord och Bild, 1962. Pamphlet containing offprinted article; inscribed by the author on the cover, and with a typed letter laid in. On the development of gorgons into devils as architectural motifs; illustrated with black and white photos. Text in Swedish.
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image of [memorial ephemera]: The Wallpaper Designs of William Morris, an article by Peter Floud reprinted from The Penrose Annual, Volume 54, 1960  [with]  R. Furneaux Jordan: The Medieval Vision of William Morris  [with]  two letterhead notices from the Morris Society  [Sold together]

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London, Kew: the society, 1960. Pamphlet. Wallpaper item is an offprint in a printed folder, 11x8 inches, the article is loose-leaf with a single very large leaf of glazed alkaline paper on which is reproduced several of Morris' wallpaper designs in color, this leaf folded to fit the Floud folder. This item is lightly foxed within, has external spots… Read more
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image of La Medicino dum 1300 Jara Historio de Bulgario. III - Internacia Medicina Esperanto-Konferenco. Bulgario - urbo Ruse, 15-19.VII.1981

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Sofio: Bulgara Esperantista Asocio, 1981. 97p., text reproduced from typed ms and softbound in 7.5x5.5 inch green wraps titled black. Slight hints of handling but entirely sound, clean and unmarked.
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Reves d'Alcoves; la chambre au cours des siecles

by Messinge, Sylvie [and] Gilles Plaisant, editors

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Published
1995
ISBN
9782711831074
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Paris: Reunion des Musees Nationaux, 1995. Paperback. 232p., presswork on coated alkaline stock with numerous illustrations from all periods in color and b&w, softbound in 11.5x9 inch glossy decorated frenchfold wraps, a great copy: entirely sound, clean, unmarked, and fairly sexy.
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