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A Selection of Incunabula; 7 December 2004; Sale 5509
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A Selection of Incunabula; 7 December 2004; Sale 5509

By Christie's South Kensington

57 pp. 220 lots. Bibliography. Nicely Illustrated. A selection of lots: Vicentius Bellovacensis, Venice, 1493; Ovidus, Venice 1499; Paulus Pergulensis, Venice, 1491; Paulus de Castro, Nuremberg, 1485; Bible in Latin, Venice, 1483; Biblia Latina, Venice, 1487-88; Biblia Latina, Basel, 1491; Augustinus, Venice, 1486, Augustinus de Ancona, Rome, 1479, Appian of Alexandria, Venice, 1477; Ambrosius, Augsburg, 1476.

$22.00

Adolf von Henselt: 1814-1889: Ausstellung ders Schwabacher Stadt Archives, Heft 3
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Adolf von Henselt: 1814-1889: Ausstellung ders Schwabacher Stadt Archives, Heft 3

By Dipert, Wofgang; Davis, Richard Beattie

Iffland, Schwabach: Selbstverlag der Stadt, 1989. 48 pp. 6 iilustrations, portrait of the composer on the front. Inscribed to a major American rare book library on the rear cover by Davis. A sticker shadow on the front wrap, some tanning to spine. Contents: Forward by the Oberburgermeister of Stadt Schwabach; Wolfgang Dippert: Adolf von Henselt, Klaviervirtuose, Komponist und Musikpaedagoge; Richard Beattie Davis: Adolf Henselt (1814 - 1889). Ein provisorisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke; Katalog: Biographisches Material, Werke (Auswahl), Theoretisch-kritisches Material; Bibliographie. Four indexes of the composers work in Davis's article. In German.. Inscribed By Author. Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Uncommon and Early Books. Catalogue 229
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Uncommon and Early Books. Catalogue 229

By Harper Lathrop

New York: Lathrop Harper, Inc. 122 pp. 200 items generously described. More than thirty photographic illustrations in black and white. Very good, some wear to wraps. Subjects include America; Architecture; Artist's Manuals; Buccaneers; Classics & Neo-Classics; Dutch Literature and History; English Literture and History; Engravings; French History and Literature; Indian Linguistics; Law; Mexico; Military Books; Reformation; Travel; Voyages; and more.. Wraps. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

The Rebellion of 1837-38: A Bibliography of the Sources of Information in the  Public Reference Library of the City of Toronto, Canada
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The Rebellion of 1837-38: A Bibliography of the Sources of Information in the Public Reference Library of the City of Toronto, Canada

By Locke, George H., Staton, Frances

Toronto, Canada: Toronto Public Libraries, 1924. 81 pp. Edges of wraps discolored, bottom of spine, sticker mostly gone with <one inch split. Pencilled annotation on cover. Clean inside. . Wraps. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.00

Medical Books in English: 1550-1703: from the collection of Edwin Clarke
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Medical Books in English: 1550-1703: from the collection of Edwin Clarke

By Gaskell, Roger

Warboys, Cambridgeshire: Roger Gaskell unpag. 130 items. Illustrated. Bumping to corners, a light 3-inch crease extending in 4 pages from front wrap, otherwise fine. Introductory essay; 130 items described with impeccable bibliographic bravura, with generous notes; Bibliographical References; Geographical Index of Printers. Dr. Edwin Clarke (1919 - 1996) was a medical historian and director of the Wellcome Institute. ''In order to sell their politics and their wares, English medical publishers addressed these doctors, as well as surgeons, apothecaries and midwives who had served apprenticeships but were not university trained; empirics who it was suggested might want to gain a solid foundation for what they only knew by experience; and women of all classes, responsible for the health of their own households, and, in grander houses, the sick poor of the neighbourhood. It was these practitioners and private individuals, above all women, who provided everyday healthcare to the great majority of the population. Women’s roles are recognised in such titles as ‘The Charitable Physitian’ (no. 53) and ‘The Family Physician’ (no. 57) and in books which combine medical receipts with culinary recipes (no. 74). Pechey omitted from his herbal plants ‘that every Woman knows, or keeps in her Garden’ (no. 89), and as late as 1790 Pultney could write that Culpeper’s ‘Herbal’, first published in 1652, ‘continued for more than a century, to be the manual of good ladies in the country’. Like popular medical texts today, these books were read by women to form a preliminary diagnosis, to decide if the services of a professional were called for, and in order to follow the directions of the physician for themselves and their families. The publisher Peter Cole claimed that publishing in English did not hurt the Latinate physician’s interests; on the contrary by aiding the cure in this way the physician’s reputation was enhanced (Riviere, Practice of Physick, 1655, A1r).'' - from the introduction.. Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; square.

$22.00

Monographs on Artists Before 1900: Part One: A to K: Catalogue 130
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Monographs on Artists Before 1900: Part One: A to K: Catalogue 130

New York: Ursus Books, Ltd., Rare & Scholarly, 1989. 85 pp. 892 items. Some soiling and creasing to wraps, else fine. Alphabetical by artist, from 'A' through 'K'. From Edwin Austen Abbey (1852-1911) to to Johann Kohler (1826-1899).. Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.00

Pennsy-iana: A Price Guide to Pennsylvania Books
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Pennsy-iana: A Price Guide to Pennsylvania Books

By Thomas, William

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: ''A Tiger Cave Imprint'', 1972. 85 pp.+2 pp. map of the counties of Pennsylvania. Illustrations throughout. Light rubbing and aging to the corners and edges, else fine. ''Mr. William Thomas, complier of this price guide, has for some years been a dealer in books about Pennsylvania. His information on the market is the result of considerable practical experience. He has an exceptional knowledge of the variety of Pennsylvania books, of their individual peculiarities and reliability, of their relative scarcity and of their relative usefulness in scholarly research. The present guide is directed essentially toward pricing scholarly, historical, biographical and geographical works. The more than 1000 titles included here encompass those publications which are old, out of print and sometimes scarce. Excluded from this price guide are books whose rarity makes it unlikely that they will come into the average dealer's hands. Also excluded from this guide are the numerous books, both common and rare, which are classified together as 'early imprints.' ''. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.00

Neuerwerbungen: Bücher und Handschriften: Katalog 595
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Neuerwerbungen: Bücher und Handschriften: Katalog 595

Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1929. 200 pp. 1280 items. index. Wear, tear, and foxing to wraps, a piece missing from top of spine, tanning to page edges, with foxing opposite plates. With 7 plates and 13 in-text illustrations. Contents: Afrika, Amerika, Asien, Australien, Geographie, Reisen, Archaeologie, Kunst, Kostumkunde, Medizin, Naturwissenschaften, Exakte Wissenschaften, Technik, Buch- und Schriftkunde, Literatur, Philologie, Musik, Illustrierte Bucher, Portratwerke, Inkunabeln. . Wraps. Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.00

Catalogues Raisonnés: Ursus Books Catalogue 136
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Catalogues Raisonnés: Ursus Books Catalogue 136

New York: Ursus Books, Ltd., Rare & Scholarly, 1990. 65 pp. 678 items. A faint sticker shadow and a little bump to one corner. Alphabetical by artist. Price list laid in as well as a tear sheet advertisting Bib. des Arts's Rodin Cat. Raisonné and Maeght's Leger Cat. Raisonné, v. 1, both 1990. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.00

Nicotiana: Tabac, Kaffee, Distillation, Bier und Wein etc.; Katalog 177
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Nicotiana: Tabac, Kaffee, Distillation, Bier und Wein etc.; Katalog 177

Copenhagen: Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1976. 43 pp. 116 items. About 10 full-page b/w illus. Two pages uncut, one of which has a 1/4-inch repairable tear. Prices in Danish Crowns. Works in a number of languages, with quotes from the bibliographic literature in several languages, including English. The literature of tobacco, coffee, beer, wine; most items are from the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. Delightful illustrations and quotations.. Pamphlet. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$38.00

93. Auktion: Kunstwissenschaftliche und andrer Literature: 11 Mai 1985
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93. Auktion: Kunstwissenschaftliche und andrer Literature: 11 Mai 1985

Munchen: Gallerie Wolfgang Ketterer Munchen, 1985. 83 pp. 957 lots. Allgemeine Kunstgeschichte lots 1-322; Glas, Keramik, Porzelian, lots 323-264; Zeitschriften und Jahrbucher, lots 365-406; Buchwesen und Bibliographien lots 407-428; Varia, lots 429-494; Kunstler Monographien lots 495-750; Schone Literatur und Illustrierte Bucher, lots 751-957. General Art History, Glass, Ceramic, Porcelain, Journals, Yearbooks, Bibliology, Bibliography, Artist's Monographs, Fine literature and illustrated books.. Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall:.

$15.00

Ancienne litterature francaise: Catalogue 660
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Ancienne litterature francaise: Catalogue 660

Paris: Lucien Dorbon, 1966. 151 pp. 3143 items. Soiling, bumping, and pencil notations on wraps. A few check marks inside, else very good. Contents: Classiques; Melanges litteraires; Ouvrages en patois; Romans des dix-septieme et dis-huitieme siecles; Reimporessions de textes rares; Ouvrages relatifs a l'histoire du langage provenant en partie de la bibliotheque de M. Mario Roques. . Wraps. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.00

The Gazette of the Grolier Club: New Series: Number 17: May, 1972
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The Gazette of the Grolier Club: New Series: Number 17: May, 1972

By Elwell, Robert, editor

New York: The Grolier Club, 1972. 56 pp. Soiling and wear to wraps, inside fine. Four illustrations of pencil drawings of The Apochrypha by Burnes-Jones. Self-charicatures of Beerbohm on front and rear wraps. Contents: Editor's Note; Max Beerbohm by Robert Taylor; An Analysis of Queen Victoria by Robert F. Metzdorf; American Literature and Americana: A Checklist of the Exhibition from the Collection of Henry Bradley Martin; The Burnes-Jonesiness of Burnes-Jones: A Collector's Discovery of an Artist's Life and Works by Kenneth A. Lohf; Closing Notes. . Wraps. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.00

Mitteilungen der Paul Sacher Stiftung; Nr. 14, April 2001
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Mitteilungen der Paul Sacher Stiftung; Nr. 14, April 2001

Basel, Schweiz: Paul Sacher Stiftung, 2001. 58 pp. Rubbing and bumping to wraps, some creases, fine inside. Paul Sacher Foundation was begun in 1973 to preserve Sacher's music library. It has since expanded to encompass many more 20th- and 21st-century collections. A large flap on front wrap to with an illustration of a ms. leaf from Bela Bartok's Tanzsuite for Orchester (1923) in piano score. The Mitteilungen is issued yearly to ''report on new activities and developments.'' In this issue: Bestande der Paul Sacher Stiftung: Sammlungen; Neue Sammlungen 2000 (Sammlung Bela Bartok, Depositum Peter Bartok; Sammlung Gyorgy Ligeti Illustrated by a autograph ms. page from Le Grande macabre; Arthur Lourie, with illus., Rolf Urs Ringger, with illus frrom e tacean dolcemente; Andre Schaeffner, illus. autograph page from La Theatre imaginaire de Debussy ); Erganzungen bestehender Sammlungen(including Luciano Berio Pierre Boulez Adolf Busch, Elliott Carter, Antal Dorati, Henri Dutilleux, Guy Freedman, Hans Werner Henze, Gyorgy Kurtag, Witold Lutoslawski, Frank Martin, Aribert Reimann, George Rochberg, Igor Stravinsky, Robert Suter, Sandor Veress, Stefan Wolpe); Neuezugange einzelner Manuskripte(including Frederick Delius, Jim Grimm) . Beitrage: Felix Worner--''mit dem 3. das Stuck flott hinausschmeissen'' Zu Anton Weberns Korrecturen; Stephen Heinemann--Melodic Practice in Elliott Carter's Clarinet Concerto; Valeria Tsenova--Number and Proportion in the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina; David Beard--''From the Mechanical to the Magical'': Birtwistle's Pre-Compositional Plan for Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum; Eun-Ha Kim--''Unfinished''--eine Geschichte geht nie zu Ende. Roman Haubenstock-Ramatis Credentials, or ''Think, Think Lucky''; Austen Clarkson--From Tendenzmusik to Abstract Expressionism: Stefan Wolpe's Battle Piece for Piano. Publikationen der Paul Sacher Stiftung: Neuerscheinungen 2000; Liste der Publikationen; Bibliographie.. Illustrated Wraps. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Books on Japanese Art: Ursus Bulletin no. 51
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Books on Japanese Art: Ursus Bulletin no. 51

New York: Ursus Books, Ltd., Rare & Scholarly 32 pp. 292 items. A bump to bottom of spine, light wear to edges, otherwise fine. . Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. Illus. by Cover design by Ron Gordon, Abe Brewster, Oliphant Press. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.00

Libri Stampe e Carte Geografiche; Milano; 21 Dicembre  2004;  Sale MI233
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Libri Stampe e Carte Geografiche; Milano; 21 Dicembre 2004; Sale MI233

By Sotheby's

Milan: Sotheby's, 2004. 128 pp. 631 lots, illustrations in Black and White. A light bump to the upper fore edge corner, and rubbing to front wrap, otherwise fine. Some highlights: Lot 614, Vesuvio: Recueil de Toutes les Vues Qui Existoient dans le Cabinet du Duc de la Tour et Qui Representoient les Incendies du Mont Vesuve Arrives jusq'a Present. Napoli: Nicolas Gervais, 1805, sold for 4,200 Eur; Lot 616 Viaggi,Della Valle, Pietro. Viaggi di Pietro Della Valle il pellegrino...la Turchia, la Persia, e l'India, Bologna, Longhi, 1672, 4 vol., Grose, Jean-Henri. Voyage aux Indes orientales, Londra, 1758, Noe, Bianchi. Viaggio da Venetia al S. Sepolcro, Venezia, Lovisa, 1697, Tavernier, Jean Baptiste. Les six voyages de...Tavernier...en Turquie, Parigi, Clouzier, 1681, 3 vol., sold for 2,880 Eur; Lot 507, Pacioli, Luca, Divina Proportione, Opera a Tutti Gli Ingegni Perspicaci e Curiosi Necessaria, M. Antonio Capella Eruditiss. Recensente. (Venezia): Alessandro (E Paganino de Paganinis, 1509), sold for 160,390 Eur; Lot 570, Sharpe, Richard Bowdler, Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise and Ptilonorhynchidae, or Bower-Birds. Londra: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1891-98, sold for 33,600 Eur; Lot 401, Incunabolo-Hortus Sanitatis, Strasburgo: Johann Pruss, c. 1499, sold for 16,200 Eur.. Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.00

A Catalogue of Keyboard Music: Catalogue B/9; Spring 1997
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A Catalogue of Keyboard Music: Catalogue B/9; Spring 1997

By Cox, Lisa

Exeter, England: Lisa Cox Music, 1997. unpag. 877 items. Light bumps to corners, bit of tanning to spine otherwise fine. ''Descriptions of all but the important items have been kept to a minimum.'' Many unusual items, including arrangements.. Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.00

A Catalogue of Reference Works: Bibliography, Typography, Illustration, Bookbindings, Illumination, Painting, Etc.: Also Some Original Documents Relating to Book Production and Calligraphy: No. 844, Summer 1957
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A Catalogue of Reference Works: Bibliography, Typography, Illustration, Bookbindings, Illumination, Painting, Etc.: Also Some Original Documents Relating to Book Production and Calligraphy: No. 844, Summer 1957

London: Maggs Bros. Ltd., 1957. 130 pp. 952 items. Some rubbing and soiling, pencil markings on wraps. Contents: Bibliographies and Books about Books: items 1-374; Auction Catalogues: items 375-421; Catalogues of Prohibited Books: items 422-452; Typography: items 433-538; Book Illustration and Single Prints: items 529-610; Bookbindings: items 611-651; Manuscripts and Illuminations: items 652-809; Paintings and Drawings: items 810-865; Ornaments and Applied Art: items 866-911a; Original Documents and Specimens: 912-923; Supplement: 924-952. Index of Names.. Wraps. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.00

Printed Books and Manuscripts: Including Printing History and Reference; 20 March 2001;  Sale 8549
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Printed Books and Manuscripts: Including Printing History and Reference; 20 March 2001; Sale 8549

New York: Christie's: East, 2001. 56 pp. 255 lots. Contents of Sale: Book Arts, Printing History, and Antiquarian Bibliography; The Property of a Gentleman, lots 1-218. General Printed Books and Manuscripts from various owners, lots 219-255.. Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.00