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Publié 12 Oct. 2018
Titre

La Pucelle d'Orléans. Poème héroï-comique en dix-huit chants

Authors

VOLTAIRE

Description
In-12 de 252 pp., maroquin rouge, filets dorés sur les plats, dos lisse orné d'un décor à la grotesque doré, pièce de titre de maroquin vert, coupes et bordures décorées, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Orné de 18 figures libres. Bel exemplaire en maroquin de l'époque.
Publication place:

Londres, [Paris, Cazin]

Éditeur

Date of publication:

1780

First edition:

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2018-10-12

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Publié 10 Août 2018
Titre

EMMA: A Novel

Authors

Austen, Jane

Description
First edition. Three volumes. 12mo. Beautifully bound to style by Aquarius of London. Full speckled calf, double ruled in gilt to the upper and lower boards. Five raised bands, elaborate gilt decorated compartments, title and volume numbers in gilt to red and green morocco labels to the spine. Plain endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. Original half title present to volume three. Faded ownership name to the top edge of title page of volume II and the occasional short closed tear and finger mark throughout. A very attractive example.
Publication place:

London

Éditeur

London: John Murray.

Date of publication:

1816

First edition:

yes

Format:

Hardcover, three volumes.

Date of theft:

c. 26 July 2018

Date of theft report:

2018-08-10

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Publié 10 Juil. 2018
Titre

Memoire sur le Pais des Cafres et la Terre de Nuyts [and] Second memoire sur le Pais des Cafres et la Terre de Nuyts

Authors

PURRY, Jean-Pierre

Description
Two volumes in one, small octavo, pp. 84 + 78, [ii]; later calf. First title-page a little dusty and with two early signatures, light marginal water stain on a few leaves in the second work.
Publication place:

Amsterdam

Éditeur

Date of publication:

1718

First edition:

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2018-07-10

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Publié 22 Mai 2018
Titre

FINNEGANS WAKE

Authors

JOYCE, JAMES

Description
FIRST EDITION. No. 206 OF 425 COPIES, SIGNED BY JOYCE.
Publication place:

London; Faber & Faber; New York: Viking Press

Éditeur

Date of publication:

1939

First edition:

yes

Format:

260 x 171 mm. (10 1/4 x 6 3/4"). 4 p.l., (first blank), 628 pp.

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2018-05-22

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Publié 02 Mai 2018
Titre

DRACULA

Authors

STOKER, BRAM

Description
This is the earliest edition of the most famous and influential vampire tale of all. Stoker (1847-1912) was inspired by the folklore of his native Ireland and by the Gothic novels of his countryman Sheridan Le Fanu. As DNB observes, the "complex and highly symbolic" plot here "illustrated [the author's] fears about a world approaching a new century, about the unspeakable things which could happen to ordinary people, and about male insecurity and the dangers of subservience to another person. . . . Favourably compared with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, and Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, it was considered weird and powerful, one of the best in the supernatural line." Received with enthusiasm by critics and the public alike, it went through 11 editions in Stoker's lifetime, and it continues to resonate with readers and to inspire other artists. This is not an especially rare book, but it is not common to find a well-preserved copy, and our appealing morocco binding provides a welcome alternative to the publisher's yellow cloth, which invariably shows up very soiled. (ST13178)
Publication place:

Westminster

Éditeur

Archibald Constable and Company

Date of publication:

1897

First edition:

yes

Format:

200 x 130 mm. (7 3/4 x 5 1/8"). ix, [i], 390 pp.

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2018-05-02

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Publié 25 Avril 2018
Titre

FIVE HUNDRED NEW RECEIPTS IN COOKERY, CONFECTIONARY, PASTRY, PRESERVING, CONSERVING, PICKLING; AND THE SEVERAL BRANCHES OF THESE ARTS NECESSARY TO BE KNOWN BY ALL GOOD HOUSEWIVES.

Authors

MIDDLETON, JOHN

Description
Revised and recommended by Mr. Henry Howard Pleasing recent retrospective chestnut-colored calf, covers with central frame formed by multiple blind and decorative rules, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, maroon morocco label. Printer's woodcut rose device on title page. Bitting, p. 324; Oxford, p. 64; Vicaire, col. 598; Maclean, p. 101. Title page a little soiled, very faint dampstain to tail margin of first half of text, occasional mi nor marginal stains, smudges, or corner creases, other trivial imperfections, but AN EXCELLENT COPY of a book difficult to find in pleasing condition, the text generally clean and fresh with especially ample margins, and in an unworn sympathetic binding.
Publication place:

London

Éditeur

Printed for Thomas Astley

Date of publication:

1734

First edition:

yes

Format:

206 x 124 mm. (8 1/8 x 4 7/8") 1 p.l. (title), iv, 249, [9] pp

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2018-04-25

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Publié 19 Oct. 2017
Titre

Les Bucoliques

Authors

DIDOT (Firmin)

Description
Basane de l'époque, dos lisse orné, roulette en encadrement sur les plats, [14] - 264 pp.
Publication place:

Éditeur

Firmin Didot

Date of publication:

1806

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

19/07/2017

Date of theft report:

2017-10-19

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Publié 19 Oct. 2017
Titre

La Retraite à temps ou une année au Bengale

Authors

WALLACE-DUNLOP (MADELEINE ET ROSALINDE)

Description
La Retraite à temps ou une année au Bengale avant les Mutineries des Cipayes par deux soeurs Broché, 375 pp.
Publication place:

Éditeur

Imprimerie Nouvelle

Date of publication:

1882

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

27/04/2017

Date of theft report:

2017-10-19

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Publié 19 Oct. 2017
Titre

Le Moyen de parvenir

Authors

BÉROALDE DE VERVILLE (François Brouart dit)

Description
LE MOYEN DE PARVENIR, Oeuvre contenant la raison de tout ce qui a esté, est, & sera : Avec démonstrations certaines & nécessaires, selon la rencontre des effects de vertu. Et adviendra que ceux qui auront nez à porter lunettes s'en serviront, ainsi qu'il est escrit au Dictionnaire à dormir en toutes langues. S. Recensuit Sapiens ab A ad Z. Maroquin rouge avec encadrements sur les plats du type "à la du Seuil" (pastic he du XIXe siècle), [4] - 617 pp.
Publication place:

Éditeur

Date of publication:

Imprimé cette année. (c1620)

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

27/04/2017

Date of theft report:

2017-10-19

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Publié 06 Oct. 2017
Titre

Apophthegmes, that is to saie, prompte, quicke, wittie and sentencious saiynges, of certain Emperours, Kynges, Capitaines, Philosophiers and Oratours, as well Grekes, as Romaines, bothe veraye pleasaunt [et] profitable to reade, partely for all maner of

Authors

Erasmus, Desiderius [d. 1536].

Description
In later tan calf binding with attractive floriate borders and panel decoration blind-stamped on boards. More recently rebacked with four raised bands on spine and blind-stamped decoration in the compartments; burgundy lettering-piece with author and title gilt. All edges washed red. [20], 345, [12] leaves; signatures *-2*8, 3*4, a-z8, A-Y5 (LACKS the three final blanks). Includes index. Printed in black letter with attractive woodcut initials. Occasional manuscript marginalia. Leaves *1-5; *7; 3*4; h1-5; m1; v1; v8, z6, A-C2, C8, U7, X-Y5 supplied in sympathetic facsimile. Paper fault at foredge of t4 affecting one or two letters in the marginal note. Repair to top foredge corner of v7. Brown marks in foredge margin of x3-4. A few leaves close-trimmed at foredge, touching marginal notes in places. Minor light damp-marking and some marks of use. Crisp, clean and tight. A very good example of this rare book, the text of which is now complete. STC (2nd ed.), 10443; ESTC S105498.
Publication place:

Éditeur

Richard Grafton

Date of publication:

1542

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

28/07/2017

Date of theft report:

2017-10-06

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Publié 14 Sept. 2017
Titre

Herodoto Alicarnaseo Tradot

Authors

Herodotus

Description
Bound in vellum. Approx 5" x 3.5" x 1.5". Title spine reads: 'Herodoto Alicarnaseo Tradot', with '1533' at the bottom.
Publication place:

Éditeur

Date of publication:

1533

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

14th September 2017

Date of theft report:

2017-09-14

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Publié 11 Août 2017
Titre

North

Authors

Heaney (Seamus)

Description
paperback, signed by Heaney on the title page
Publication place:

Éditeur

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2017-08-11

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Publié 11 Août 2017
Titre

Field Work

Authors

Heaney (Samus)

Description
signed by Heaney on the title page.
Publication place:

Éditeur

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2017-08-11

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Publié 11 Août 2017
Titre

Zone

Authors

Appolinaire (Guillaume)

Description
translated by Samuel Beckett, published by the Dolmen Press, in an edition numbered and signed by Samuel Beckett, with a short haiku by Alan Ginsberg written on the front endpaper, and signed by Ginsberg; in navy blue boards in a blue slipcase, about 10 inches high
Publication place:

Éditeur

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2017-08-11

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Publié 11 Août 2017
Titre

Butcher's Dozen

Authors

Kinsella (Thomas)

Description
2 small volumes of printed correspondence, in plain red covers, between designer Bruce Rogers and T. E. Lawrence, concerning Rogers's design and typesetting of Lawrence's translation of the Odyssey, privately printed by Rogers.
Publication place:

Éditeur

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2017-08-11

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Publié 28 Juin 2017
Titre

A New Treatise on Artificial Fireworks.

Authors

Robert Jones

Description
Contemporary half calf with marbled covers, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt-lettered red morocco label. Illustrated with 5 folding engraved plates. Extremely rare first edition from 1765 of one of the earliest English works dealing with recreational fireworks
Publication place:

Éditeur

Printed for the author; and sold by J. Millan

Date of publication:

1765

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

Between 23-6-2017 and 27-6-2017

Date of theft report:

2017-06-28

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Publié 28 Juin 2017
Titre

La Pyrothecnie Pratique, ou Dialogues entre un Amateur des feux d'Artifice pour le Spectacle et un Jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire.

Authors

[Grignon & Lalaing]

Description
Contemporary full calf. gilt-tooled spine with 5 raised bands, 5 gilt fleurons and a gilt-lettered red morocco label. Marbled endpapers and edges. Gilt-decorated board edges. Illustrated with 7 folding copper-engraved plates and 1 folding table. Rare early French work on a wide range of recreational fireworks.
Publication place:

Éditeur

L. Cellot, & Jombert fils jeune

Date of publication:

1780

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

Between 23-6-2017 and 27-6-2017

Date of theft report:

2017-06-28

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Publié 07 Juin 2017
Titre

The Confidence-Man: his masquerade.

Authors

Herman Melville

Description
First English Edition. 354pp., original dark yellow ochre net grain cloth. Spine a little sunned and gilt lettering dull, otherwise flawless: an exceptional copy.
Publication place:

Éditeur

Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts.

Date of publication:

1857.

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

01/06/2017

Date of theft report:

2017-06-07

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Publié 24 Mai 2017
Titre

A Display of Heraldry

Authors

GUILLIM, John (1565-1621).

Description
FIRST EDITION. Folio. Recently respined and recornered, possibly in panelled calf.
Publication place:

Éditeur

Printed by William Hall

Date of publication:

1610

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

4/04/2017-23/05/2017

Date of theft report:

2017-05-24

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Publié 25 Avril 2017
Titre

Suite de 14 aquarelles répresentant la culture et le travail du thé en Chine

Authors

Suite de 14 aquarelles répresentant la culture et le travail du thé en Chine

Description
Suite de 14 aquarelles répresentant la culture et le travail du thé en Chine, disposés deux à deux sur 7 feuilles de papier montées sous marie-louise et numérotées à l'encre, protégés dans une boîte moderne gr. in-4, oblong, en toile verte, plats en altuglas, titre doré au dos
Publication place:

Éditeur

Date of publication:

XVIIIe siècle

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

12 mars 2017

Date of theft report:

2017-04-25

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